Thursday, July 10, 2014

Can you do anything just once a month and help?

I was thinking about why more patients don't continue with chiropractic adjustments on a regular basis. Don't get me wrong, many do, and they are the people that are having not only better health, but better mental attitudes, better relationships, and frankly a better quality of life.

What can we only do once each month that is beneficial. We can clean out the garage, get an oil change in our car, or take a monthly vacation. These things would be great and useful..but what about our health and health potential / outlook. 

What does our health potential / outlook mean. It means where are you headed with your FUTURE health. Are you a heavy smoker that is overweight with no exercise? Well then your future health looks bad vs. the person that exercises, eats well, and does not smoke. Most of us never look at our health in the future. What is going to happen next year, or the next 5, or even the next 10. AND WE ALL SHOULD. We should remember that as we continue with our lives, that there will be a conclusion to the story of your life. WHY WAIT UNTIL JANUARY 1 to make a change in your health? Start now!

It pains me when I see kids that could benefit from a small change with nutrition, or some vitamins, and chiropractic care, but fall victim to the too much medical drug route or because of their parents poor food choices. Kids with heavy asthma or allergies that cannot enjoy their life as it was meant to be saddens me. Allowing kids to consume whatever they want and watch their health potential get ruined before they were even given a chance to excel, is sad. ( that is why I am writing a book for parents so their kids can maximize their health and development. )

Regardless of where you view your health, or your kids, our  health attitude should always be proactive vs. reactive. Reactive is the day when your car does not start and you thought it would and now you are in crisis mode. Are you going to wait for your back to go out or your headaches to magically go away?

When you neglect your health, your body will let you know. You will end up with all the typical aches and pains and lots of prescription meds. Drug companies don't want to FIX you, they want to maintain the status-qua. Keep you on blood pressure meds and cholesterol drugs. Long-term regular use of drugs keeps the $$$$$$ flowing. It is funny that I have patients that take ZERO medications that are in their 60's,70's, and 80's and are vibrant. On the flip side, the patients that take the MOST medications are the ones that spend their life going to doctors getting their prescriptions and are walking zombies.

Can you come exercise one time per month to offer benefits? Can you brush your teeth one time each month to offer benefits? I don't think those will offer any long-term changes with your health. But I do know that people that continue with full-spine chiropractic care. They DO have better health. And here are the reasons:

1. The adult spine gets misaligned and stuck with lack of full motion. This leads to disc degeneration, dessication ( lack of fluid in the disc ), arthritic change, and "spinal" nerve pressure.

2. Spinal nerve pressure creates muscle spasms that further restrict spinal motion and maybe pain. This also decreases nerve flow, blood flow, oxygen, and lymph drainage to and from your organs, muscles, tissues, and cells.

3. With lack of the above in # 2, your health breaks down and then comes symptoms. With symptoms comes medications or injections for symptom relief without ever addressing the problem. AND A LOWER STANDARD OF LIFE.

4. With adjusting and aligning the vertebrae this allows FUNCTION at the highest level. This reverses the problems from above and YOUR body will operate correctly and optimally.

People under monthly care USE less medications, require less surgery, and have more energy. FACT! So people save money on overall healthcare, not the opposite. Research tells us that if spinal nerve pressure is not removed in about 30 days, whatever that nerve supplies, i.e. kidney, bowels, thyroid, muscles, etc., will result in death at the cellular level. That means you are not as healthy as you could have been. 

Chiropractic is not only neck and back pain help. It is recalibrating the human machine to function and it's highest possible level. Take a look at my website ( www.BecomeHealthier.com ) and click on the articles tab, find out what chiropractic can do for YOU. I know it, I live it, and so do my kids. Not one medication or injection for my 3 children. Never, ever!

I received my adjustment yesterday and I walked out of there BETTER. Not pain wise, but functioning wise. There is a reason why professional athletes and Olympic athletes ALL use chiropractic care. FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE.

On my 100th birthday, I am going to adjust 100 people. What are you going to do on your 100th birthday? If you don't know then it is time you attend my How To Stay Young Class: The 1st 100 Years! Call my office and get adjusted for LIFE! 

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Help with my car, I don't know how it works!

So my wife's car was acting really weird and had many things going on. The sad part is I know very little on how a car engine and parts work. Oh sure, I know how to put gas in it, fill the tires, and get the oil changed sometime, but beyond that, I am the turn the key and go guy. ( I did open the hood and looked around for show! )

Maybe someone can help me. I am really good at knowing how the body functions and is supposed to work. I am also pretty good and determining why it is not functioning properly and offer help to fix it so that you don't have pain, symptoms AND your body can last a really long time ( PREVENTION ). Kinda like if you only had one car for your entire life. I guess if that were the case, we would really take care of one and only car.

When my wife's car check engine light came on, I was like uh-oh that does not look good. The car was telling me there was a problem and it was really annoying. It had this really bright red light and an intermittent buzzing sound. Well I fixed that, I pulled the wire to the bulb and NO MORE warning light. That was a good fix. I ignored the warning signal, then eliminated it. Of course my decision has not fixed whatever problem is going on, but at least no more flashing light. 

Now that damn car is making this pinging sound. I drive with the music much louder and that helps. Then I got new tires and washed it really well. One problem, the new tires-very clean car died. It no longer works. I guess those ( symptoms ) warning signals should not have been ignored. I should have not let a minor problem progress to a larger more serious problem. ( I guess I will get a new car )

It is all about function and your one machine, your body. You must remember that pain and symptoms are the last to show and the first to go. You must never ONLY just treat symptoms, but the main problem. The requirements to get chiropractic care is have a spine. Too many people are getting MRI's and injections to bring us right back here to the spine. The spine needs to move at 100%, not 50, 20, or 80. You wan't 100% of your paycheck or a smaller % of it? Then why accept less for your body. MAXIMIZE your RETURN on your health investment. 

A monthly adjustment can replace multiple medications and future injections and surgery. That is healthcare and that is saving you. Don't ever stop investing in better health. EVER - NEVER - EVER!

Did you see me adjust a 4 legged animal? 

The spine controls your body's function through the wires known as nerves. Fix your problem not your symptoms. Be proactive with your health. Exercise, eat well, take a good supplement, and for the love of all that is good, get regular chiropractic care. We FIX many things, at my office, then we maintain that correction. You have one machine for the rest of your life. Take care of it!

If you go to my facebook page...There is a demo video that you can watch. Your health, your choices, your body. 

Enuf sed!






Thursday, April 10, 2014

When will you start?

It's a funny thing about time. It seems that only last year I was in college chasing the ladies and then I woke up with 3 kids and a mortgage. How'd that happen? When we are younger, we can't wait to get older and get taller. As adults, we wish we can be younger and slow down time. Unfortunately we cannot. We can only move forward. We are either growing or dying, there is no middle ground.

We must make good use of our time. We must have fun in our time, while there are things we have to do, like work or school. We all should work and work and play at play. We must never forget that life is an accumulation. I don't mean an accumulation of stuff, but an accumulation of experiences, memories, and even our health is an accumulation.

When I say that about our health, I realize that it may not make sense to you. As a doctor ( including a student intern ) I have been seeing patients for 20 years. During that time we see a lot of patterns. Many patterns are health problems for the most part are not the slip, fall, car accident, or work injury. We certainly see those type of cases, but for the most part YOUR health is a reflection of what you have done for the most part of your life. Do you routinely eat junk or processed foods? Do you take a lot of medications? Do you exercise? Do you take quality vitamins or do you buy the cheap stuff? These are reflections of where your health is headed.

If you have not bought my book called No Gym Go Slim ( website: NoGymGoSlim.com ) I mention many - many times that it is not what you do ALL the time but most of the time that will make or break your health and FUTURE health.

This is the key, our FUTURE health. What a concept. Do something for today and tomorrow, that will benefit you later in your life. For example when you weight train, the benefits are not really when you lift weights, it is later when your muscles heal stronger at rest. Talking about future health, how about the 8 year-old that has a car accident 18 months ago and is getting neck pain and headaches today? What is the treatment? Aspirin, tylenol, or other meds? 2 different mothers, with 2 different choices. One has headaches and neck problems that is getting chiropractic care and the child is doing well after 2 weeks. The other mother does not feel chiropractic is effective or necessary and has subjected her child to multiple medications, neurology visits, MRI's , CT scans, and injections. All of this time, $, and effort with no symptom relief. From my viewpoint this child is going to have a lot more problems as he gets older. Dependency on meds and decreased socialization with peers, and diminished school work.

Many of you I have shared that I am writing my 2nd book, and it is all about the health of our kids. There are many ways that kids can stay healthy, but also to insure that they reach their maximum health potential. It is just as easy for parents to muck it up too. There are so many studies coming out that talks about what the parents do with their kids as infants and the first few years of life that can dictate if your kids will be healthy, unhealthy, obese, etc. 

Regardless of how you choose to raise your kids and treat your own body, ask yourself this, if you were only given 1 car for your entire life, how well would you take care of it? You should think about that as it relates to your body. You have one body forever. So take care of it.

I did a presentation and Pinecrest retirement community last week and I again found more patterns as it relates to health and future health. A few of the patterns are this:  the people that attended my lecture are more health orientated and care about their health. This is true for people that come to my lectures at my office. The ones that show up are more healthy and lead a more healthy lifestyle, positive attitude, and have a better well-being.

At the lecture. I am talking about fish oil, Vit - D, magnesium, decrease in medications, exercise, clean water, and chiropractic and the people at my class were 98,95,93, and the rest in their 80's. They were all doing what I have told them, for years. Will you live with quality in your 80's? How about your 50's? Many of you are in your 40's that sadly look much older. This is not a judgmental statement, it is a fact of life. You can very easily look much older than you are. Smoking is a good choice if you want to age quickly and have lots of associated health problems. Processed foods are another way to age quickly.

Don't ever buy into the dogma that this is just what happens in life. If you follow the typical American model of health and over-utilize medical healthcare in this country, you will find yourself with a lot of "typical" health problems. Pain and symptoms occur at the end of the problem. With diet modifications, some supplementation, and chiropractic care, your health can be so much more than it is. Continued use of multiple medications, is counter productive to long-term health. Frankly most medications should be used only until you can control your own health with better diet and exercise for cholesterol and blood pressure improvements ( for example ).

For me, I have had the benefit of seeing patients for a long time and I can see what happens with neglect and mismanagement of your health. I do not ever want to be like that. I hope one day you realize that you have control of your health and you can become healthier. It is never too late to start.

The question is when will you start? People will do more to avoid pain, then seek pleasure. You want to make a change? Associate a massive amount of pain to the situation you want to change. i.e. If you don't lose weight, you will never see your kids graduate, get married, or hold your grandchildren. You can change in an instant. You first must want it. I choose health and wellness!

Be well for today and tomorrow.

P.S. never proofed..and quickly typed!