Waters Family Wellness

March 2019 Newsletter

Happy March! Spring has sprung!


Fee Structure Change: Please note: Dr. Waters’ fee structure will be changing effective Monday, March 18, 2019. The new fees will be as follows: For Cash Patients-
Initial visit: 90-104                                 
follow up visit: 70                               
package of 5 regular visits: 325 (average of 65 ea.)
For Insurance Patients please contact us to see how these changes will affect your specific insurance plan.
*This change will not affect Medicare patients.* If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call (949) 586-2731 or email [email protected] 

Massage Therapy: Massage therapy appointments are available Monday-Thursday and every other Saturday. Susan Hart takes appointments Mondays and Tuesdays, and Sue Anson takes appointments Wednesdays, Thursdays and every other Saturday. Please contact the front desk for more information and to schedule your massage appointments.  

Saturday Hours: Dr. Waters will be in Saturday, March 9th and Saturday, April 6th  by appointment only.  Appointments fill up quickly, so please contact the front desk to request your spot.

Wellness Workshop:  Please join us for our next free monthly workshop: Wednesday, March 27th at 6:15 PM in the office. This month’s topic will be Allergies. Dr. Waters will discuss natural ways that we can help our bodies to combat seasonal allergies and prepare ourselves before allergy season is in full swing. Classes are fun, free and friends and family are encouraged to attend. To RSVP please contact the front desk at (949) 586-2731 or mention during your next appointment.

Please enjoy the following article about eating your way to allergy relief. Let us know your thoughts or questions during your next visit!            

Yours in Health, Waters Family Wellness


Eat Your Way to Allergy Relief

As the weather continues to ebb and flow, the threat of seasonal allergies becomes more and more pressing. But before reaching for an over-the-counter medicine, consider our natural food-based methods for reducing the symptoms of seasonal allergies. The best part? Most of them can be found in your neighborhood grocery store.

Take apples, for example. These tasty fruits fight inflammation, a symptom that goes hand-in-hand with allergies. Apples contain quercetin, a flavonoid with some pretty powerful inflammation-reducing abilities. You'll also find quercetin in onions and garlic—so much so, in fact, that they have the same qualities as an antihistamine. Plus, they add great flavor to your cooking! Eat red grapes for their antioxidants and the resveratrol found in the skin, both of which have anti-inflammatory properties. Many studies link resveratrol to improved heart health and longevity, for example this study conducted at Harvard Medical School. Why take synthetic resveratrol when you can find it naturally in a delicious and nutritious grape? While you're at it, don't forget your daily dose of those tried and true citrus fruits –like oranges, grapefruit and lemons—all rich in vitamin C to stave off allergy and cold symptoms. Looking for more veggies that will keep the sniffles and sneezes away? Try broccoli and collard greens. Broccoli helps to clear up sinus passages and is full of vitamin C. Collard greens are rich in a nutrients called carotenoids which reduce allergic reactions. When it comes to allergy fighting protein sources, look to fish and nuts. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish can actually improve the immune system and help fight inflammation. The vitamin E found in nuts helps to boost immunity and prevent inflammation. For a super sweet allergy fighting remedy, especially when you are in a new area, try locally produced honey. Bees collect pollen from regional flowers, so the honey produced locally will help build up a tolerance to the local pollen and reduce allergies. While there are conflicting opinions about its effectiveness, a 2011 study by the International Archives of Allergy and Immunology demonstrates how local honey can result in a significant reduction of symptoms. Besides, buying locally produced honey supports a local business—something that is good for the health of your community. And keep in mind, for all our recommended allergy-fighting foods, always try to select organic or locally grown farmer's market options. They're the best choice for your body.

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