The Jungle Book - July 13th, 2016

Logan's Student Government will host a movie night featuring The Jungle Book on Wednesday, July 13th at the Loomis Amphitheatre at 8:15pm.

Contact for more information.

Lunch on Us - July 14th, 2016

There is such a thing as a free lunch…at least, once a year on the Logan campus! 

The 10th Annual “Lunch on Us” will be held on Thursday, July 14th from 11am-1pm in the Logan Café. The menu includes: hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, chicken breasts, mostaccioli, salad, Ted Drewes frozen custard, iced tea, soda and bottled water. Dr. Clay McDonald will serve lunch assisted by other Logan administrators. 

Bring your appetite and we hope to see you there! 

The Tower - Summer 2016

The Summer 2016 Tower is out now!

This edition includes Logan at the 2016 Paralympic Games, the value of a preceptorship and a zoological nutritionist working towards her Master's in Nutrition and Human Performance.

Special Hours & Closures for July 4th, 2016 Holiday

The Bookstore, Health Centers, Learning Resources Center and Wellness Center will be closed Saturday, July 2 through Monday, July 4. 

The following student study spaces will be open July 2-4 from 8am to midnight: Café, Leopard Lounge and Student Center.

Have a relaxing and safe holiday weekend! 

Frozen Custard Now Available in the Logan Cafe!

The Logan Cafe has a new regular feature - Frozen custard!

Toppings are located next to the new frozen custard machine in the Cafe. Enjoy a cold dessert for just $0.35 per ounce. 

Custard flavors will vary throughout the year.

Viscero-Somatic Center: Reinvigorating “Total Health” in Chiropractic

Before Logan University’s Viscero-Somatic Center (VSC) opened in August 2015, David Beavers, DC, MEd, MPH, chair of the VSC, had a vision for it.

“Much of chiropractic in general is moving away from the concept of ‘total health,’” he said. “This Center is an effort to reintroduce that connection by using chiropractic and nutrition together to address total health.” 

Dr. Beavers explained that the viscerosomatic connection traces back to basic embryology in that the internal organs and their condition of health affects bodily reflexes and vice versa. So, often, if external treatments are not helping enough, it’s time to also look at internal health. 

For a common example, if the left arm is tingling and/or numb, it may be a sign to check the heart. This, said Dr. Beavers, is just one well-known example and barely scratches the surface of the many similar connections.

“Often, recurring issues are a result of poor nutrition and lifestyle habits with reduced spinal health, but health screenings and recommendations do not dig deep enough or lend themselves to a complete lifestyle shift,” said Dr. Beavers. “Often it takes a detailed diagnosis and motivational interviewing to help guide patients toward improved total health.”

At its core, the VSC uses nutrition and enzymatic nutrition with chiropractic care to address biochemical and biomechanical imbalances of the body, such as concurrent low back pain and digestive issues, or mid back pain and asthma. The Center’s interns often use comprehensive blood studies and DEXA scans for patient analysis for both full body composition and osteoporosis.

“Treatment may just be a matter of simply changing the foods people eat, adding certain supplements, starting an exercise program and using functional nutrition,” said Dr. Beavers. “But we look at everything and request that patients record foods consumed, water intake, stress, exercise and sleep for seven days—basically, how everything comes in and goes out. This isn’t just a simple three-day food diary.” 

Patients of the VSC include those who may need more in-depth nutritional and lifestyle analyses as these relate to internal health issues, especially in the case of a recurring problem.

“We’re not a weight loss clinic,” said Dr. Beavers, “but we are a health clinic. And in the process of getting healthy, most patients will end up losing weight.”

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