Josh’s Special Valentine and Free Workshop

Valentine Special and Workshop

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Josh’s Fall Special

Josh’s Fall Special

For Every 3 referrals, receive a complimentary 30 minute session of your choice and your referrals will receive 20% off their first massage or Edu-K session. Already a patient? Don’t worry, Josh is giving 10% off any services scheduled now through October 15th 2014!

(Existing appointments do not apply)

 What is Edu-K??

Edu-K (Brain Gym) is a movement-based learning or Educational Kinesiology (Edu-K) us a system that uses movement to draw out innate potential to achieve goals. When neuropathways for movement are fired, they activate and connect the whole brain in the synergistic way necessary for neuronal growth. Edu-K has been introduced in homes, businesses,  athletic settings and places of learning in more than eighty countries on all seven continents.

Call 303-504-3600 to schedule today!



“When Josh and Elliott can treat a patient together the chiropractic adjustment lasts longer thanks to Josh’s mixture of traditional and Thai massage techniques! I saw Josh before taking my required exam before graduate school and with 3 sessions we improved my score by 10 points, a gigantic improvement!”- Christine

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LMT, Licensed Brain Gym Instructor



Patient Appreciation Day is almost here!

Now that we have completed our expansion, we are hosting an open house for a fun and relaxed celebration of YOU, our patients.

Thank you for helping us grow, we appreciate you!  thank you multiple languages image

For those on our mailing list, keep an eye out for your post cards arriving by mail with a discount coupon on the back and details about Patient Appreciation Day.  Please join us July 12, 2014 from 11am-2pm to check out our new space, enjoy each others’ company and have the chance to win great prizes!


– 50% off Acupuncture coupons for New Patients with Eva Stanley
– 50% off coupon for Chiropractic Adjustment with Elliott Smith
–  Supplement giveaways!
– 2 Coupons for 40 minute Enneagram education or typing session with Annette Donaghy
– 2 Coupons for 40 minute Emotional Freedom Technique session with Annette Donaghy
– 2 Coupons for 40 minute “How to Work with Your Angels” sessions with Annette Donaghy
– Free 5-10 minute Thai massage demos from 11am-12pm with Josh Lazaroff


We look forward to seeing you there!

The ACC Team

A bigger and better ACC…

construction finished

Our office expansion is finished!

Come see our new and improved office!  We have gained an additional treatment room, an administrative area, a retail area AND more space in our waiting room.  This allows us to see more patients, bring in more services and provide you with the best possible care.  We are looking forward to seeing you soon in our new and beautiful office!  Thank you to those who worked so hard to help us complete the job.

PS – Keep an eye out for our upcoming email regarding our Patient Appreciation Day plans!


Use spices to reduce sodium intake!

How Cooking With More Spices And Herbs May Rein In Excessive US Sodium Intake

By John Ericson | Mar 19, 2014


New research suggests that people find it easier to lower their salt intake if they’re taught how to use other spices, providing a potential public health strategy for limiting health complications of excessive sodium.spices


Dr. Cheryl A. M. Anderson, a professor at the University of California, San Diego, and lead author of the new study, said that the paper comes in response to rising levels of salt in U.S. foods. “Salt is abundant in the food supply and the average sodium level for Americans is very high — much higher than what is recommended for healthy living,” she explained. “We studied the use of a behavioral intervention where people learn how to use spices and herbs and less salt in their daily lives.”


The study, which was presented at an annual conference hosted by the American Heart Association, followed 55 volunteers involved in a two-phase experiment spanning 24 weeks. At the start of the study, more than 60 percent of them had high blood pressure, and about 18 percent reported diabetes or weight problems.


For the first four weeks, all participants followed a low-sodium diet put together by the researchers. For the remaining 20 weeks, participants were either asked to lower their sodium intake on their own or partake in a behavioral intervention program designed to educate them on low-sodium eating. The sessions focused on ways to substitute salt with herbs and spices when cooking.


Anderson and her colleagues found that, although sodium intake went up for both groups following the initial four-week intervention, those participating in the behavioral sessionsate significantly less salt over the 20-week period. On average, they consumed nearly 1,000 daily milligrams of sodium less than the control group.

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“People in the intervention group learned problem-solving strategies, use of herbs and spices in recipes, how culture influences spice choices, how to monitor diet, overcoming the barriers to making dietary changes, how to choose and order foods when eating out and how to make low-sodium intake permanent,” Anderson explained.

The results dovetail with a number of other studies highlighting the benefits of bringing a more diverse range of spices into your cooking. One example is a recent paper from the University of Kentucky, in which researchers show that curcumin — a compound occurring in curry — may slow the growth of breast tumors.

With some development, the education model outlined in the study could prove a valuable tool for health officials working to sodium-related health complications like hypertension, osteoporosis, and kidney disease. “Given the challenges of lowering salt in the American diet, we need a public health approach aimed at making it possible for consumers to adhere to an eating pattern with less salt. This intervention using education and tasty alternatives to sodium could be one solution.”


How to make your meals more satisfying

By Jill Koegel / LiveWellNebraska blogger


February 19, 2014
Umami has been debated as the fifth specific taste, alongside sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. If you’ve never heard of it, you’ve probably experienced it.

Umami (pronounced oo-mommy) is described as a “wow, that was good” sensation. It characterizes a meal or food that offers satiety, and is a taste that offers a feeling of completeness, or being “done.” The sensation is made through the receptors on the tongue that recognize salt forms of the compound glutamate, found in MSG, or monosodium glutamate. Many people know MSG as a “bad” chemical added to Chinese food and other fast foods. But they also know that it is easy to overeat things with MSG because they taste “so good.”

So if umami is obtained from MSG, is it bad? No! Umami is sensed with the ingestion of MSG, which is just one form of glutamate, but there are a lot of other foods with glutamate. You can obtain umami in a healthier way by eating other natural sources like spinach, shitake mushrooms, garlic, Parmesan cheese, fish, fish sauces and balsamic vinegars.

Umami is how a small plate of delectable food can be so satisfying, yet when eating plain tasting food, more is required for the same sense of satisfaction. It is the reason why I often recommend pairing ingredients like mushrooms, garlic, or vinegar with plain foods, and also another reason to eat fish a few times a week. The more delicious and satisfying the meal, the less you need of it, and the less hunger cues you will get later in the day.

Eating out less follows the same rules as eating healthier foods. Less is more! Eat high quality, delicious foods, and you won’t need so much of it, so often. The following recipe pairs a number of umami-rich foods. The three wonderful parts of this recipe that make it an ultra satisfying meal: Red meat, balsamic vinegar, and mushrooms! If you don’t want to spend the money on a filet, purchase a steak such as a a flatiron or tri-tip. Make sure you marinate the steak ahead of time!

Sweet and Spicy Filet Mignon
1-pound filet mignon or beef tenderloin, cut into 4-to 6-ounce portions
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons molasses
8 ounces fresh sliced mushrooms, any variety
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup dry white cooking wine

Mix 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar with 2 tablespoons molasses. Use this to marinate filet 4 to 6 hours. Grill until it is cooked to your likeness. Meanwhile, sauté mushrooms in 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic. After about 5 minutes, add 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar and 1/4 cup dry white cooking wine. Simmer until steak is done, and serve mushrooms over the top. Sautéed spinach works well with this meal, and adds even more umami!


Jill Koegel is a registered dietitian and certified personal trainer based in Omaha. She blogs every Wednesday. Read more from Jill.

Important Changes at ACC

I would like to share with you that due to my schedule becoming exceedingly over booked and working at an unsustainable rate, I am temporarily no longer taking new patients as of September 17, 2013.  This will help to lighten up my schedule enough to give access to my existing patients and allow me to provide the best care possible.  I want to thank you personally for all of your referrals as it has helped my practice become what it is today and I am extremely grateful.

Although I am unable to accept new patients at this time, my office colleagues will continue to accept new patients. Eva Stanley Dipl.Ac. is accepting new patients for Avatar/Clinical Nutrition, Acupuncture, Injection Therapy and Cold Laser Therapy.  Josh Lazaroff is accepting new patients for Thai/Table Massage, Edu-K and Cold Laser Therapy.  As trusted colleagues, they have my full support, respect and confidence that they will provide the quality of care our practice is known for.


I am including a list of providers below who from my personal experience I can confidently recommend to anyone for outstanding chiropractic care (see referral list).  Again, thank you for all of your referrals and communications.  Please feel free to email me or call with any questions.

Dr. Elliott Smith, DC
Alternative Chiropractic Center, PC
1805 S. Bellaire St. Suite 101
Denver, CO 80222
(303) 504-3600


Dr. Ted Winchester
Winchester Chiropractic & Wellness Center
(303) 221-0195
2305 Arapahoe Rd Ste. #227
Centennial, CO 80122

(Near ACC)
Dr. Kristin Zawada
Pure Life Chiropractic
695 S. Colorado Blvd. Suite 260
Denver, CO 80246

(Northeast Denver)
Dr. Zachary Cashin
Cashin Chiropractic
(720) 956-0631

1747 Marion St.
Denver, CO 80218

(Central Denver)
Dr. Trina Woods
Balanced Body Center
(303) 861-6632
975 Lincoln Street, Suite 202
Denver, CO 80203



Annette Lubchenco Donaghy is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Alternative Chiropractic Center. She is offering a special rate this Spring of $40 for a psychotherapy/educational session.


How can you use your session with Annette?


-To address any issue you want to explore

-To learn EFT, which is a simple, self-applied technique of tapping on acupuncture meridians to conquer negative beliefs and emotions, addictions, prosperity issues, fears, phobias and more

-To get tools for working with anxiety or depression

-To jump start or enhance weight loss goals

-To work on couples communication techniques

-To enhance your parenting skills

-To have an Enneagram typing interview

-To explore blockages you may have to fully healing

-To get input on any issue you have been avoiding


Annette has been in practice for over 29 years. She believes in the ability for all of us to profoundly change our lives, and to live our best lives. Compassion and a sense of humor are essential parts of her treatment approach.



(720) 988-4862

Appointments are on a first come, first served basis.

Good for initial visit.

 Offices in both Denver and Boulder