18514 N. Dale Mabry Highway - Lutz, FL 33548 - Telephone: 813-968-9411 - Fax: 813-963-2407

813-968-9411

Dr. Mike Radice

Holiday Food Drive – December 4th-20th

Join us as we help our neighbors and get $5 off your visit! Radice Family Chiropractic is teaming up with Christian Social Services to help local families in need. Patients who donate a minimum of three non-perishable food items in our collection box in the lobby will receive $5 off their visit to Radice Family Chiropractic.
Here is a list of current food pantry needs:
Canned fruits and vegetables
Canned or dry-packed tuna
Spaghetti sauce
Soup
Beans
Kid friendly (spaghetti-O’s, Beanie/Wienie, etc.)
Peanut butter
Jelly
Cereal
Macaroni & cheese

For more information on Christian Social Services 
https://www.css-helpinghands.org/food-pantry.html



Angel Tree Reminder

Please remember to bring your gifts in for our Angel Tree

If you’ve chosen an angel from our tree, all you have to do is buy the gift, wrap it (or place in a gift bag), ATTACH the angel to the gift and bring it back to our office by December 14th.

Your gifts will be taken to First United Methodist Church (Lutz, FL) to be distributed to the children by Christian Social Services www.css-helpinghands.org/

It’s a simple way to make a difference to a child in our community!

Be a Saint…Adopt an Angel!

RFC Angel Tree • Monday, November 12th – Friday, December 7th
We welcome you to participate in our Angel Tree! This year our office Christmas tree will be decorated with paper angels with the names of local children who could use a helping hand. Each angel will also have a gift item listed on it, (valued at under $25.)

When you choose an angel, all you have to do is buy the gift, wrap it (or place in a gift bag), ATTACH the angel to the gift and bring it back to our office by December 7th.

Your gifts will be taken to First United Methodist Church (Lutz, FL) to be distributed to the children by Christian Social Services www.css-helpinghands.org

It’s a simple way to make a difference to a child in our community!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Breast cancer touches us all. Seemingly everyone knows, either directly or indirectly, someone affected by this disease. Recent research has been making strides; but that progress can be expensive. Together, we can help offset the costs of research and treatment. For each new patient you refer in the month of October, Radice Family Chiropractic will donate $25 to National Breast Cancer Foundation.

BONUS: If you refer TWO patients in October, you’ll receive a FREE 30 minute massage at our office. Thanks for your support in this important fight!
Call today (813) 968-9411 to request an appointment!


Radice Family Chiropractic Celebrates 15 Years!

October 15th marks the fifteenth anniversary of Radice Family Chiropractic! It has been my honor to be able to interact with so many of you — helping you find health and wellness. I’ve always had a vision of our practice being not only a well-run practice, but also being a vital part of the community. Thanks to all of our wonderful patients and outstanding staff over the past 15 years who have helped make that vision a reality. I’m truly blessed and grateful.

Run to Fight Pediatric Cancer

Please join us at the 7th Annual Cheval Cares 5K and Family Fun Day on Saturday, September 29th at Cheval Athletic Club. Proceeds benefit the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Radice Family Chiropractic loves sponsoring this local community event for such an outstanding cause. Races begin at 8 a.m.

For more information, visit www.chevalcares5k.com

Stop by the RFC booth for a chair massage! Dr. Mike will be there to answer any questions you may have, and we’ll be giving away fun prizes!


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Holiday Food Drive

We need YOU

Holiday Food Drive • December 4th-20th

Join us as we help our neighbors – and get $5 off your visit! Radice Family Chiropractic is teaming up with Christian Social Services to help local families in need. Patients who donate a minimum of three non-perishable food items in our collection box in the lobby will receive $5 off their visit to Radice Family Chiropractic.

Here is a list of current food pantry needs:
Canned fruits and vegetables
Canned or dry-packed tuna
Spaghetti sauce
Soup
Beans
Kid friendly (spaghetti-O’s, Beanie/Wienie, etc.)
Peanut butter
Jelly
Cereal
Macaroni & cheese

For more information on Christian Social Services www.css-helpinghands.org

Be a Saint…Adopt an Angel!

Be a Saint...Adopt an Angel!

RFC Angel Tree • Monday, November 13th – Friday, December 8th

We welcome you to participate in our Angel Tree! This year our office Christmas tree will be decorated with paper angels with the names of local children who could use a helping hand. Each angel will also have a gift item listed on it, (valued at under $25.)

When you choose an angel, all you have to do is buy the gift, wrap it (or place in a gift bag), ATTACH the angel to the gift and bring it back to our office by December 8th.

Your gifts will be taken to First United Methodist Church (Lutz, FL) to be distributed to the children by Christian Social Services www.css-helpinghands.org

It’s a simple way to make a difference to a child in our community!

Help fundraise for National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Help fundraise for National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.!

Breast cancer touches us all. Seemingly everyone knows, either directly or indirectly, someone affected by this disease. Recent research has been making strides; but that progress can be expensive. Together, we can help offset the costs of research and treatment. For each new patient you refer in the month of October, Radice Family Chiropractic will donate $25 to National Breast Cancer Foundation.

BONUS: If you refer TWO patients in October, you’ll receive a FREE 30 minute massage at our office.

Thanks for your support in this important fight!

Call today (813) 968-9411 to request an appointment!

Visit our fundraising site!

Run to fight Pediatric Cancer

6th Annual Cheval Cares 5k Family Fun Run

Please join us at the 6th Annual Cheval Cares 5K and Family Fun Day on Saturday, September 16th at Cheval Athletic Club. Proceeds benefit the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Radice Family Chiropractic loves sponsoring this local community event for such an outstanding cause. Races begin at 8 a.m.

For more information, visit www.chevalcares5k.com

Stop by the RFC booth for a chair massage! Dr. Mike will be there to answer any questions you may have, and we’ll be giving away fun prizes!

Proper Hydration For Better Health

Although we should never disregard it, proper hydration seems especially important during Summer. So, let’s get to the “why’s” and the “how’s”:

WHY?
Water acts as an amazing anti-inflammatory treatment. It helps our body’s own processes address inflammation, helping reduce pain, stiffness, and muscle spasms.

It’s good for the gut. Water has the ability to raise pH in acidic conditions AND to lower pH in alkaline conditions. For the best environment possible for good gut flora and probiotics, good hydration can be key to maintaining the optimal pH. It also keeps us “regular”, which helps the GI system efficiently eliminate wastes and toxins.

It’s actually brain food. Studies indicate that even mild dehydration can impair cognitive function and mental performance. Some even note that these bad effects could be long-lasting. So, keep your brain and body hydrated to stay sharp!

Proper hydration helps with fatigue. Much like keeping the brain at its cognitive best, the muscles and lymph system need water to function efficiently. Dehydrated muscles fatigue faster and generate more waste. A dehydrated lymph system is less efficient in eliminating those wastes, causing a doubly bad effect. All this leads to the body spending way too much energy in these systems, leading to overall fatigue. Therefore, stay hydrated to stay energized!

Your skin and complexion will thank you. The only difference between a grape and a raisin? WATER! Wrinkles, crow’s feet, etc. all stem from the skin’s loss of elasticity. This is a natural process, but is accelerated by dehydration. The integumentary system (fancy word for skin) also benefits from proper hydration with fewer irritations, including eczema, acne and more.

HOW?
Hopefully, the benefits of proper hydration levels I’ve outlined are worth doing something to get them. Most simply – “Drink water.” The standard response I get is, “But Dr. Mike, I do drink water.” My response to that is, “Great, drink more!”

I found a great rule of thumb for proper hydration:
Every day we need to take in 50% – 75% of our body weight in ounces of liquids to maintain our systems properly.

So, a 150 lb person should be drinking 75 – 115 oz per day. That’s in the vicinity of 3 quarts of good fluids per day.

What’s a “good” fluid? Water for sure, juices, decaffeinated teas and coffees (watch the sugar, though!), and milk (cow or other) are all good examples. Caffeinated drinks can have a diuretic effect, opposite of what we’re going for here. Also, carbonation, sugars/sweeteners, and the acidity of sodas make for a poor choice overall and one I recommend to avoid as a hydration option.

Infused waters are extremely easy and are a good means to break up the monotony of drinking “plain” water. Citrus, cucumber, even berries can add an interesting twist and keep you on track to reaching your hydration goals. I also recommend to many patients to leave your goal amount of water out in plain sight as a good reminder to drink more.

However you get there, get there. Having a goal amount is a great way to start. And some people ask me, “won’t I have to go to the bathroom more?” The answer is “Yes, and that’s a good thing. That means the body is doing its job.” So, set a goal, try your best to reach it. It can only help you Grow Healthy and Stay Well.

Vitamin Vitality

This month’s article keys on how our environment really helps us from the inside out. Vitamin D, supplementation, and sunlight all help keep us strong, healthy and well-balanced. Adding chiropractic to that awesome lineup is a safe and solid way to stay healthy and grow well. Ask our office about the many safe and effective supplements (including Vitamin D and more!) we offer based on your individual needs and goals.

Let the Sun Shine In
For example, recent research shows that low Vitamin D levels are related to increased risk for diabetes, and lack of Vitamin D during pregnancy can lead to gestational diabetes as well as pre-eclampsia. Links between low Vitamin D levels and development of cancer have been studied for many years. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with mild depression, Alzheimer’s disease, and stroke, as well as with peripheral neuropathy and lupus. It has a huge impact on almost every aspect of our physical health. It makes sense for everyone to ensure they are getting enough Vitamin D on a daily basis.

How does one get enough Vitamin D? The best source of this powerful vitamin is sunlight.

Our modern lifestyle causes us to stay indoors, far away from the healthful rays of the sun. True, the sun’s rays aren’t that healthful anymore because of pollution and degradation of the ozone layer. But that shouldn’t keep us indoors!

To balance this concern and meet the daily requirement for Vitamin D, most studies recommend getting 15 to 30 minutes of unprotected sunlight several times per week.

In addition to sunlight, it is important to develop sound life-sustaining nutritional habits. However, an often overlooked and misunderstood aspect of wellness care is the necessity of chiropractic care. The truth is chiropractic care is an essential ingredient of any focused wellness program.

A healthy diet combined with vitamin supplementation is a very good beginning. Adding chiropractic care makes all those efforts pay off. Chiropractic care helps your body make good use of what you’re putting into it by restoring and maintaining the alignment and function of your spine, chiropractic care can re-establish and maintain the neurological connections between your brain and your body, and then you can resume functioning in the manner your body was designed to.

(By Dr. Irma Palmer, “Let the Sun Shine In”. Chiropractic Today)

Did you know…?

You need to consume a quart of water each day for four months to equate to the amount of blood your heart pumps in one hour.


18514 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Lutz, FL 33548
Tel: 813.968.9411  |  Fax: 813.963.2407

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