Weekly Health Update-Jan. 14th


Weekly Health Update

Week of: Monday, January 14th, 2013

Courtesy of:

Trevor Heid, D.C.

(623) 505-7226


“He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.”

~ Thomas Carlyle

Mental Attitude: Multiple Media Use.

Media use among United States youth has increased 20% in the past decade, and the amount of time spent multitasking with media has spiked 120%. Using multiple forms of media at the same time (ie. playing a computer game while watching TV) has been linked to symptoms of anxiety and depression. Cyberpsychology.

Behavior and Social Networking, December 2012


Health Alert: Cigarette Taxes.

According to a study conducted by Tobacco Control, the typical smoker averaged 16 cigarettes per day in 2001. Three years later, that number decreased to 14 cigarettes daily. The price for a pack of cigarettes increased from $3.96 in 2001 to $4.41 in 2004, mainly due to increased taxes on cigarettes. It’s believed the two cigarettes per day decrease from 2001-2004 was due to the increased cost of smoking.

Tobacco Control, December 2012


Diet: Rice Bran.

The bioactive components in rice bran show anti-cancer activity, including the ability to inhibit cell proliferation, alter cell cycle progression, and initiate the programmed cell death (known as apoptosis) in malignant cells. Bioactive components of rice bran act not only within cancer cells but around the cells to create conditions in the surrounding tissues that promote the function of healthy cells while inhibiting the function of cancer cells. This tissue microenvironment activity includes controlling chronic inflammation, often a precursor for cancer. Rice bran may also promote an anti-cancer immune response and protect against cancer.

Advances in Nutrition, December 2012


Exercise: Want A Healthy Brain?

Physical exercise is important when it comes to maintaining a healthy brain. Scientists found that Growth Hormone (stimulated by exercise) increases the amount of stem cells that actively generate new nerve cells in the brain. Growth Hormone also slows and can even reverse the decline in new nerve cell formation normally seen as our bodies age.

University of Queensland, November 2012


Chiropractic: Bone Spurs?

Bone spurs (osteophytes) are bony projections that form off of bones in and along joints, and are often seen with arthritis. Bone spurs can limit joint motion and can cause joint pain. Bone spurs form when the body tries to increase the surface area of the joint to better distribute weight across a joint surface that has been damaged by arthritis. To slow formation and alleviate symptoms, it has been shown that joint motion improves nutrition to the tissue and maintains the health of the joint.

Spine, 1977


Wellness/Prevention: Sleep and Insulin Resistance.

High levels of insulin resistance can lead to the development of diabetes. Teenagers who normally sleep six hours a night can improve insulin resistance by 9% by simply sleeping one additional hour.

Sleep, October 2012


Weekly Health Update-Dec. 31, 2012

Weekly Health Update 
Week of: Monday, December 31st, 2012 
Courtesy of:
Trevor Heid, D.C.
(623) 505-7226

“Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise
will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”
~ Edward Stanley


Mental Attitude: Anxious Parents? 
Parents diagnosed with social anxiety disorder are more likely to exhibit less warmth and affection towards their children, criticize them more, and express doubts about their child’s ability to complete a task. This can heighten anxiety in their child, and over time, can increase the chance their child will develop an advanced anxiety disorder of their own..
Child Psychiatry and Human Development, November 2012 

Health Alert: Parental Math Skills and Medication Errors
Parents with poor math skills (3rd grade level or below) are 5 times more likely to measure the wrong dose of medication for their child than parents with math skills at the 6th grade level or greater. In a study of 289 parents, 27% had math skills at 3rd grade level or below.
American Academy of Pediatrics, April 2012

Diet: Red and Processed Meat.
Meat consumption increases the risk of prostate cancer. Men who consumed the most red meat had a 30% increased risk of cancer. Processed red meat was associated with a 10% increased risk of prostate cancer with every 10 grams (about one-third of an ounce) of increased intake.
American Journal of Epidemiology, October 2009

Exercise: 5 Major Reasons.
Exercise helps control your weight preventing excess weight gain or maintaining weight loss, combats health conditions and diseases, improves mood, boosts energy, and promotes better sleep.
Mayo Clinic

Chiropractic: Spinal Degenerative Joint Disease and Pain. 
There are several reasons spinal degeneration causes pain: 1. Mechanical compression of nerve by bone, ligament, or the disk. 2. Biochemical mediators of inflammation. 3. Mechanical nerve compression results in decreased blood flow and swelling, which causes lack of proper motion leading to fibrotic tissue formation.
Spine, 1989

Wellness/Prevention: Get Your Sleep! 
Sleep disorders lead to 253 million days of sick leave a year in the United States. 63.2 billion dollars are lost a year due to insomnia. A third of this is due to absence from work, while the other two thirds is due to a loss in productivity at work. 10% of the population suffers from insomnia. Sleep apnea affects 4-5% of the population.
University of Bergen, November 2012


Weekly Health Update

Weekly Health Update Week of: Monday, June 4th, 2012 Courtesy of:

 Trevor Heid, D.C.  (623) 505-7226

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.”               ~ Gandhi

Mental Attitude: Facebook Addiction? According to Dr. Cecilie SchouAndreassen, some users of Facebook have developed a dependency to the socialnetworking site.  “Facebook Addiction” is more common among young peoplewho are anxious and socially insecure, probably because those who areanxious find it easier to communicate via social media than face-to-face. Psychological Reports, May 2012

Health Alert: Infection and Cancer.  Each year, 16.1% of the 12.7 million total new cancer cases in the world are due to infections that arelargely preventable or treatable. Most of these cancer-causing infectionswere of the gut, liver, cervix and uterus. The Lancet Oncology, May 2012

Diet: Black Pepper and Fat. Black pepper has been used for centuriesin traditional Eastern medicine to treat gastrointestinal distress, pain, inflammation and other disorders. A new study found that Piperin,the pungent-tasting substance that gives black pepper itscharacteristic taste, can block the formation of new fat cells. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, May 2012

Exercise: Strong Bones! Osteoporosis affects more than 200 million people              worldwide, yet many are unaware they are at risk. The disease hasbeen called the silent epidemic because bone loss occurs without symptoms andthe disease is often first diagnosed after a fracture. Osteoporosis is morecommon in women, but men also develop it, usually after age 65. Young menwho play volleyball, basketball or other load-bearing sports for 4 hours aweek or more may gain protection from developing osteoporosis later in life.Men who increased their load-bearing activity from age 19-24 not onlydeveloped more bone, but also had larger bones compared to men who weresedentary during the same period. Bigger bones with more mass are thought to offer ashield against osteoporosis. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, May 2012

Chiropractic: A Ringing Endorsement! “I came to the point where I wanted an adjustment every day. I believe inChiropractic.” ~ Evander Holyfield, 4x World Heavyweight Boxing Champion

Wellness/Prevention: Ancient Remedy Slows ProstateProblems. Caffeic acid phenethyl ester, orCAPE, is a compound isolated from honeybee hive propolis, the resinused by bees to patch up holes in hives. If you feed CAPE to mice withprostate tumors, their tumors will stop growing. After several weeks, if you stopthe treatment, the tumors will begin to grow again at their originalpace. Cancer Prevention Research, May2012



February 2012 Newsletter


Heid Chiropractic Newsletter

February 2012


Greetings from Heid Chiropractic!!  Another month has flown by!!  My kids are keeping me very busy.  My oldest, Madilyn(Madi), has learned to ride a bike without training wheels!  She is five years-old, and all I really did was take the training wheels off and she did the rest.  My son Chase is playing in a team kickball league through the city of Surprise.  It’s hilarious, but he is learning a little discipline and that he needs to listen to his coach.  My 6-month old Hudson, is sitting up on his own and almost crawling.  It is so fun to watch the kids grow up!!

I feel like all my patients are part of our family and I appreciate all of you.  For a limited time, I would like to offer a free half hour massage for any new patient!  Tell your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers!!  Have them call and schedule their free massage!  As an added bonus, I will give whoever refers the new patient a free half hour massage also!!  I know the value in massage and Chiropractic and want everyone to experience them.

Yours in health,

Heid Chiropractic



January 2012 Newsletter


Heid Chiropractic Newsletter- January 2012

Greetings from Heid Chiropractic!!  Can you believe it is 2012!!  For that matter, we are already a week into January!!  I am always excited about New Year’s, because people want to take steps to better themselves.  If that means exercising more, spending more quality time with your family, getting healthy, or taking a vacation, it’s all good.  We all have stress/stressors in our lives, it’s how we deal with it that separates us.  We encourage you to take 2012 and better yourself in whatever capacity that means to you.  We want all our patients/friends to know how thankful we are to be a small part of their lives and their healthcare.  It is truly a pleasure to serve you.  We love helping people get out of pain!!


There are not many changes with us starting off the year.  Some of you may have had Veronica Bales massage you.  She is somewhat new with us.  She works on Wednesday afternoons along with Michelle and by herself on Saturday mornings.  We now have 2 massage rooms, but Wednesday afternoon is the only time slot where both therapists are here at the same time.  That will probably increase over the year.  For those of you with insurance, new year means new deductible.  Deductible is the money your insurance has you pay first, before they will start you benefits.  If you have had any changes in your insurance, call and let us know and we will look them up for you.

Again, we hope 2012 is a great year for everybody!!!

Yours in health,

Heid Chiropractic


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August Newsletter

Heid Chiropractic Newsletter

August 2011
         Greetings from Heid Chiropractic!!  We have a new member of our family!!!  Hudson John Heid was born on July 25th.  He weighed 7 lbs and 14 oz and was 21 1/2 in. long.  Mom and baby are both healthy and doing well.  You can check out some pictures of him on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Heid-Chiropractic/303095686418. (You can also take a second and Like our page if you haven’t yet) 
         Last month was great with our Free adjustments for all kids.  We had a lot more kids in our community get adjusted and aligned properly so they can continue to grow.  If you missed out on getting your kids adjusted for free call and let us know and we can work something out for at least the first visit.
        Now that we had our baby, I have no more excuses to lose the “baby weight” I gained.  So we are having a Heid Chiropractic Weight Loss Challenge!!  The challenge will be for 3 months and there are two prize levels. The overall winner will win a 2-day Stay-cation at the Wigwam resort in Litchfield Park!!  The formula will be the highest percentage of body weight lost so it is fair for everyone.  (The challenge is for 18 years old and up)  The next prize will go to everyone that beats myself, Dr. Heid.  I will be weighing in at my office today Aug. 1st and I will post my starting weight to the Facebook page.  The final weigh-in will be on Nov. 12th at the office for a patient appreciation party.  (We will let you weigh-in at any time during that week if you can’t attend.  Anybody that wants to participate should weigh-in at the office as soon as they can and get started losing weight.  We are doing a 3-month challenge, because I want everyone to change habits, not just a fad diet for 1 month and then put the weight right back on.  If you do not have a Gym membership and would like one, we have set-up some specials for Heid Chiropractic weight loss challenge participants at Fitness One Gym.  Please ask for Kelly Berglund at the Gym or email her at kelleyrenae@hotmail.com  
The last bit of news is we will be changing our office hours to accommodate more patients’ schedules.  We will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am-6pm and still every other Saturday from 8am-1pm.  We hope this will benefit more people and allow better treatment plans.  The new schedule will go into effect on August 22nd.


Dr. Trevor Heid


Summer is Approaching!!

Forgive me for the long time in between blog postings.  2011 has been a wonderfully busy year!!  We love helping people get and feel better.  No one should just settle for living with pain.  As seen in many places of business, the best compliment you can give anyone is the referral of your friends and family.  That’s why during the hot Summer months we are giving a Free movie ticket to anyone who refers someone to us.  The new patient also gets a Free half hour massage and exam with Dr. Heid!!  Thanks again to all of our patients who trust us with the care of their friends and family.

Dr. Heid


Happy Holidays from Heid Chiropractic!!

As the New year is approaching, we want to encourage everyone to get a jump start on your New Year’s resolutions.  Whatever they might be, whether it is eating healthier, getting in shape, spending more time with your family and friends, treating your body to much needed chiropractic and massagecare, don’t wait!!  Why not start now?  We wish the best to all during this Holiday season.


Dr. Trevor Heid (D.C.)

About Dr. Heid:

Dr. Trevor Heid is originally from Seattle, WA, but grew up in Glendale, AZ. Dr. Heid is married with 2 kids. Sports are a huge part of his life, and always have been. Dr. Heid played baseball, football, basketball, track and golf at Cactus High School. During football his junior year, he suffered a serious low back injury. He went to a chiropractor for the first time and learned how chiropractic really works. Through treatments from his chiropractor, Dr. Heid was able to finish the football season and continue to play baseball. Baseball being his first choice of sports, he pursued a collegiate and professional baseball career. While playing in the minor leagues in the Seattle Mariners organization, he decided to become a Doctor of Chiropractic when his playing career was done.

Dr. Heid attended Dixie State College and ASU West for the majority of his pre-requisites to chiropractic college. He attended Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, OR, where he earned his B.S. in Human Anatomy and his Doctorate of Chiropractic (D.C.) degrees. With his background in sports, Dr. Heid loves to help young athletes continue to play their respective sports. His practice also concentrates on treatments for the whole family.


Massage Therapy

What Massage Therapy Can Do For You:

We have found that patients who have a massage before their adjustment not only are able to relax easier for a better adjustment, but hold their adjustments longer. Call now to treat yourself to a massage and an adjustment.

(623) 505-7226.

At Heid Chiropractic, we also utilize rehabilitative exercises to strengthen the weakened muscles from the injury. Our goal is to get you out of pain as quickly as possible, repair and rebuild the injured tissues, and prevent re-occurrence of the injury with periodic “tune-up” treatments.