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Subluxation Tuesday

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Thanksgiving is over, so let the shopping stress begin!  Millions of people worldwide will spend the next several weeks in a buying frenzy – determined to secure the perfect gift for a rock bottom price, all while sacrificing their health and their sanity in the process.

According to a 2006 Greenburg Quinlin Rosner Research survey ‘people in the United States are more likely to feel their stress increases rather than decreases during the holidays’ citing, ‘the holidays can be a hectic time for many, and a lack of money, a lack of time, and the hype and commercialism’ is the cause of it all.  No doubt the self induced stress of Black Friday and Cyber Monday can lead to Subluxation Tuesday.

The antidote – Don’t stress over finding the right present; instead, try BEING present.  The greatest gift of all is the innate intelligence within you and a stress free nerve system to express it.  Don’t let this year’s must have item steal your peace and healthiness.  Get adjusted, get your power turned on and focus on the real reason for the season.


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Flies and Garbage Cans

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The Ever notice that flies like to congregate around dirty, neglected garbage cans?  You don’t usually see them swarming near clean ones. The same can be said for germs, bugs and viruses.

Germs are like flies… they’re opportunistic. Give them a dirty place to settle and they’ll multiply.  Provide a weak host and they’ll take advantage. But that’s not the case in clean, well kept environments.   BJ Palmer, the developer of Chiropractic said ‘if the germ theory was true, we would all be dead…’ He recognized that germs thrive in dis-eased (Subluxated) individuals who can’t fight back, not healthy strong ones.

If you keep your body tidy with proper hygiene, good nutrition and most important – a clear Nerve System, germs and bugs are less capable of taking up residence in you.  And if they make the mistake of trying too, you’re healthy well-adjusted body will give them the boot!


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Happy 120th ChiropracTIC!

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For over a century Chiropractors have been introducing their clients to the best doctor on the planet…the one that lives INSIDE them.  Here’s what we’ve accomplished so far.

· Chiropractic is the largest DRUGLESS, non-medical healing profession in the world

·Currently, Chiropractors practice in over 100 countries all over the globe

· There are approximately 65,000 Chiropractors in the USA alone, and another 13,000 worldwide

· Statistics show that 10-15% of the American population (30 to 40 million) have seen a Chiropractor

 Those numbers are rising as more people grow weary of mainstream medicine’s failure to give them what they ultimately want… HEALTH!   One Principle continues to draw the masses to Chiropractic – the acknowledgment of an innate intelligence within all living things, and the never ending pursuit to restore Life through its free expression.  Not too shabby for only 120  years.


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Subluxations Don’t Take Vacations

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Toes in the sand, not a cloud in the sky, 75 degree water temps.  Vacations are the perfect time to decompress, spend precious time with family and friends and reconnect with your soul.  What could possibly stress your body?

How about ten days of sleep on a mushy mattress?  Or two hours of novice water skiing / body dragging lessons.  Not to mention the bottomless Mojito’s and obligatory trips to the dessert buffet… and don’t forget nursing that nasty sunburn from day three.   Unfortunately, stress doesn’t take time off.  The scenery may change, but your nerve system is still hard at work – reacting and adapting to those “relaxing” shifts in routine.  It’s a prime opportunity to become Subluxated.

If you’ve been away from the office for a while, we hope you’re well rested.  But now it’s time to get back on track and into a healthy regimen; especially getting your spine checked and cleared of Subluxations.  When you need to recover from vacation – put Chiropractic on top of your itinerary.


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Does Your Spine have Termites?!

Like termites to your home, Subluxations are the silent destructors of your spine!

Get checked today!


Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing

If given a choice between real and artificial, the majority of people in most instances will choose real.  No matter the product, there is an implied superiority to the authentic item as compared to an imitation, no matter how similar the two may be.

Advertisers understand this wholeheartedly.  They are quick to tout their product as “real”, “authentic”, “the original”, or “genuine”.

be-authenticThey even go so far as to highlight the fact that only a tiny portion of their product is pure, as in, “Made with 10% real fruit juice.”  Think about it.  They are spelling out right on their label that this product is 90% fake, yet it is the power of the real 10% that impacts the consumer’s purchasing decision.

When it comes to the really important decisions, the ones regarding you and your family’s well-being, you also have a choice between real and artificial.  How you choose will have an incredible impact on your quality of life.

Real, authentic health originates from inside the body and is born in the nervous system.  The true path to health and wellness is to nurture the body’s natural healing and to keep the body in balance for life.

Artificial health, on the other hand, is introduced from the outside in.  Even in instances where it is designed to work as much in harmony with the body as possible, it is still unnatural, harmful, or in many cases, downright deadly.

So we have real vs. artificial; chiropractic vs. medicine.  If you don’t mind purchasing an imitation laden with artificial ingredients and harmful side effects, then go ahead and choose medicine.  If however, you want to create and foster real health for you and your family, then chiropractic is the clear choice.

And by the way, don’t let the labeling fool you.  The relief from headaches, low back pain, sciatica, neck pain, and any other number of ailments, although legitimate and certainly appealing, is only window dressing to the true power of chiropractic.  The essence of chiropractic is to remove nervous system interference by correcting spinal subluxations, allowing the body to achieve balance and to function at its maximum capacity.  The relief is wonderful, but it is not the prime objective of the adjustment.  After all, there are quicker ways to get relief artificially, but none of them creates health.

Chiropractic adjustments are designed to remove pressure from the spinal nerves and allow the maximum expression of life from the brain into the body.  When it comes to healthcare there is nothing more real.


Cure or Prevention?

Billions of dollars are spent every year looking for the cure to disease, whether cancer, AIDS, heart disease, or any of the other devastating afflictions that perpetually plague us.

While the noble efforts of these research scientists are certainly appreciated, perhaps our focus has been a bit skewed.  It is not suggested that we give up on the quest for effective treatments, but rather that we bolster our understanding of creating and maintaining health.

293916-447-18After all, does it make more sense to continually contract diseases and disorders and then fight an uphill battle to regain some semblance of health and wellness; or to consistently take positive, proactive steps to drastically reduce your chances of getting ill in the first place?

It is understood that there are no guarantees in life.  But at the same time you can significantly improve your odds of living your healthiest life possible by adopting the proper set of habits and educating yourself on the steps that lead to longevity.

The unfortunate truth, however, is that many people feel that their efforts would be all for naught.  That since their parents and grandparents developed heart disease, and diabetes, and cancer, that they themselves are destined for the same eventuality in the absence of a miracle cure.  They feel that their actions are fruitless; that they are helpless in their fight against an already sealed fate.

If you live in the “rust belt” of the United States, the odds are pretty good that your automobile will develop some body damage over its lifetime.  Does this mean that you never wash your car because it’s going to rust out anyway?  Of course it doesn’t.  If you care about your car, it means that you’ll fight extra hard to protect your investment.

The reality is that most of the top killers today are lifestyle related, regardless of your family history.  Just because you inherit the genes doesn’t mean that you have to continue the lifestyle.

Cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, auto-immune disorders…all of these conditions are greatly impacted by diet, lifestyle habits, depressed nervous systems, our home environments, etc.

Until we change our focus from the curing of disease to the propagation of health, history is destined to repeat itself.

Remember that the body only heals from the inside out.  The key to staying healthy is not to inject “cures” from the outside, but rather to get the innermost layer (the nervous system) in order first, and then to insulate it with layer upon layer of healthy, productive lifestyle habits.


SUBLUXATION: The Physical Component

Of the 3 causes of subluxations, physical, chemical, and emotional, most would consider the physical causes to be pretty transparent.  After all, you don’t slip and fall and not know it.

But while physical triggers certainly consist of falls, auto accidents, sporting injuries, and so forth, the majority of us are more often affected by lesser considered, but much more prevalent causes.  Things such as sleeping positions, the way we habitually sit, slouching, carrying purses and backpacks, occupational activities, etc.

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Day after day of the same repetitive actions and movements eventually changes the physical balance of the body, often resulting in the development of subluxations.  Let’s face it, if you are living any sort of physical lifestyle whatsoever, your spine is bound to end up with subluxations at some point.

So what’s a person to do?  There are positive steps that you can implement to minimize the physical strain on your body and to help increase the effectiveness of your adjustments.

First, positive, structured physical activity is a must on a daily basis.  Strength training and cardiovascular fitness can help counteract the negative forces that we inevitably place on our bodies every single day.  And no, getting in and out of your car between sales trips does not constitute adequate exercise.  Invest the time to take care of your physical health properly; it will pay huge dividends for years to come.

Secondly, it is extremely important that we pay strict attention to our posture.  Keep in mind that the spine should be straight up and down from the front or back and should have 3 natural curves when viewed from the side.  Your goal should be to maintain that posture as much as possible at all times.

This means that we need to continually be aware of how we are sitting, sleeping, lifting, driving, standing, etc.

Every physical activity you engage in has an impact on your body, and most of that impact is absorbed by the spinal column.  If we are not doing our absolute best to maintain the spine, its natural tendency is to break down.

If you have any questions regarding how to properly implement an exercise plan or how to overcome incorrect postural habits, please let us know so that we can work with you to get you your absolute healthiest.

Remember that only a specific chiropractic adjustment can correct a spinal subluxation, but putting some simple action steps into play can not only complement your chiropractic care, but also increase the resilience of your physical body.


Health Insurance or Sick Insurance?

OK, so you have health insurance.  But what are you really insured against?  Have you ever considered that in actuality health insurance has very little to do with health and wellness.

Most insurance plans are structured so that benefits are available to you when you get sick or develop disease.  Display symptoms, and your insurance will help you counteract them.  But by the time you are showing symptoms, your body is already sick.  Your insurance is there to help you get “better”, but it is a dangerous mistake to think that getting rid of your symptoms makes you “well”.

health-insuranceWhen do heart disease and cancer show symptoms?  In many cases it’s either as you are dropping to the floor dead of a heart attack, or just prior to the announcement that you have months, or even weeks, to live.  Symptom-free does not mean healthy.

The average American is so far from being healthy and well it’s scary.  Cardiovascular disease, cancer, and prescription drugs are all top killers in this country.  (Isn’t it ironic that two of these are treated by the other one?)  These are largely lifestyle-driven killers, and could be virtually eliminated with proper education and the discipline to put what you learn into practice.

True wellness requires implementing proactive, preventative measures into your daily routine and gradually swinging the pendulum from the brink of sickness to abundant health and vitality.

There are exceptions, but in most cases insurance coverage requires that you walk the tightrope between symptoms and no symptoms, with no allowances for wellness care.  Decisions regarding care should be based on what you need, not on what your insurance company allows for.  They simply are not in the business of keeping you well.

It is said in sports that the best defense is a good offense.  If you truly want to insure yourself against chronic illness and disease, and create a life of healthy abundance, then it is up to you to take a hard look at your daily choices and consider what changes you could make to advance your health to new heights.

Begin utilizing chiropractic care for more than just symptom relief, but instead to maximize the power of the nerve system and bring the body back into balance.  Incorporate a clean diet free of toxins and processed foods.  Engage in some form of physical exercise every day.  Bring your spiritual and family life into balance.

Your best “insurance” against chronic illness is to transition from reactive symptom-based care to a proactive, wellness-driven lifestyle.


Great Taste….and So Much More!

One of the best things you can do for your body is to feed it real, wholesome, nutritious foods.  If you can find locally grown organic products, even better.  The benefits of going organic include less pesticide contamination, higher nutrient content, no genetic modifications, no irradiation, more humane treatment of animals and respect for the land, and better taste.  Of all these health benefits, the only subjective one is taste.

So let’s say you are looking over some produce and you are deciding whether to go organic or stick with the conventional version.  If your primary concern is the health of you and your family, then it’s a no-brainer; go with the organic.  If, however, your decision is based solely on taste, it’s a toss up, as some report a distinct advantage to organic while others claim no taste difference between organic and conventional.

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Here’s the point.  If you are making your purchasing decisions based entirely on taste, you are risking missing out on all the other healthy benefits of choosing organic.

When it comes to chiropractic and the health of your body, pain relief is like the organic taste test.

While most people are prompted to pursue chiropractic care as the result of pain or other symptoms, those who limit it to simple pain relief are cheating themselves of so much more.

The real impact of chiropractic lies in its ability to help the body heal and regulate itself from the inside out.  We know that life is housed within the central nervous system, and that spinal misalignments shut down life from the brain to the body.   Whethersubluxations are felt or not, the end result is the same: loss of nerve flow and compromised health.

Roughly 15-20% of the time these spinal imbalances result in pain.  Most of the time, however, they cause no symptoms and go undetected.  So if the majority of people who are subluxated, choking off nerve flow, and losing life from the brain down, base their decision to choose chiropractic solely on the way they feel, then they will most likely delay care, and their health will continue to decline. Organic is not just about taste, and chiropractic certainly isn’t only about pain relief.

While feeling great is desirable, the full scope of chiropractic’s benefits can only be realized beyond the initial relief phase of care.  Once you are feeling better, be sure to utilize chiropractic for ongoing health and wellness.  Pain relief, like great taste, is just the tip of the iceberg!


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