Friday, April 24, 2015

Setting short term, ambitious goals....

On Sunday, April 12th, Dr. Melanie completed her first 5K run ever in Chandler, AZ. She's not a long distance runner by any means and she did this non-stop (just two slow downs at a water station to drop off and pick up her annoying waist pack which held her inhaler and cell phone). In fact her personal record was 2.75 miles on a treadmill just four days earlier! She did it for the AZ Myeloma Network (AZMN), a non-profit foundation to support people living with multiple myeloma and all cancers, survivors and their families and caregivers. Living Pure has been supporting AZMN for several years in various capacities, partly because both doctors have come face to face with cancer in their families. Dr. Melanie's patient, Barbara Kavanagh and her husband, Jack founded AZMN over 10 years ago and they work tenaciously to raise awareness and funds for research and support services.

She describes the experience like this: " It was completely mind over matter. I boldly registered for the 5K when really, I should've started with a 1 mile race. I've always worked a sponsor table at these events and never chose to participate in them. I just paced myself around the track (at Bondurant School of High Performance Driving).. a long three laps, thinking 'I'm lagging behind so I'll just focus on finishing this without stopping rather than trying to pass other runners'. So I raced against myself which felt great!

Since it was an early morning start time and with a long drive ahead of her, she woke extra early, ate a high protein breakfast (leftover dinner from night before), drank one cup of organic coffee and loaded particular supplements designed to promote tissue oxygenation, circulation and prevent injury and post race muscle cramping. She also prepared and packed some snacks and her natural electrolyte drink (Endura by Metagenics) for rehydration. Before she left the house, she applied heat to her legs and used the Tiger Tail stick to warm up the muscles and stretch. Heated car seats were a blessing at 6am for that morning drive! By the time she was back home later that morning, she was still limber and energized!

The entire event was spectacular and the best part was seeing the smiles on everyone's faces. Just coming together as a community and participating in any capacity for a cause like this lends a deeper meaning to "doing it for charity!" Thank you to AZ Myeloma Network. We plan to support their upcoming golf tournament this November at McCormick Ranch. Dr. D is not a golfer... right now! ; )
Visit to find out how you can help!

For more information on Dr D's supplement regimen pre and post race and the effects of caffeine on performance and recovery, visit her blog:

Dr. D and Barbara Kavanagh of AZMN

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Living Pure participates in Out Race Cancer Event April 12th.

On Sunday, April 12th, Living Pure team will be participating in the 5K and 1 mile run to support cancer patients, family and friends in Chandler. The event is hosted by the Arizona Myeloma Network and will be held in Chandler at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Racing.

I'm not a long distance runner so this is my first 5K attempt - big challenge!

If you would like to come out and support us, better yet, walk or run with us, please register online and join the Living Pure Chiro team:

Registration starts at 7am, Race starts at 8am.

Then drop us an email or call our office so we know to expect you! Let's join forces and help out those affected by cancer!

We hope to see you there!

Dr. Dias Zair