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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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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!


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.


What’s In Your Carton?

If you’re like most people, before buying eggs at the grocery store you open the carton to check for broken shells.  You’re probably not too surprised when you come across a cracked egg or two and you simply continue your search, rendering the previous carton useless.  As you proceed, you notice that some cartons contain 1 broken egg, others contain 2, and still others have 3 or more.  Finally you find what you came for, a carton with a perfect dozen eggs inside.

Why must you go through the process of opening each carton?  Because you can’t tell anything about the contents by simply looking at the outside packaging.  Every carton looks identical from the outside, yet they can be very different on the inside.  To randomly choose any carton without knowing what’s inside would be a foolish and unnecessary risk.

egg-cartonThe body is like our egg carton. It is often so good at compensating for imbalances, that what might look straight and in alignment from the outside can actually be masking underlying curvatures or deviations.  If left undetected, these structural imbalances can lead to chronic sickness, spinal degeneration, and disc disease.

When it comes to our health, we’ve been taught that what you see and feel is what you get.  If things look okay on the outside and you don’t have any symptoms, you must be healthy, right?  We’ve come to learn that this is not the case.  Many diseases and disorders such as cancer and heart disease have no symptoms or warning signs until the sickness is well into the advanced stage.   Subluxations are no different.

Spinal subluxations are known as “silent killers”.  They often go undetected because many times they are painless and reveal few outward signs or symptoms, yet all the while they are shutting down your life-sustaining nervous system at its source.

If there are enough cracked eggs in a carton, and they are left inside long enough, eventually they will begin to soak through and reveal themselves.  Similarly, uncorrected subluxations will eventually show themselves as symptoms.

The only way to know for certain whether or not you have spinal subluxations is to either wait for your carton to soak through, or to open the carton and look inside with a chiropractic spinal examination.

If you wouldn’t take a chance on a $3.00 carton of eggs, you certainly shouldn’t risk your most precious and priceless commodity:  YOUR HEALTH!

 

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A House Divided…

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

Pain killer…Check.  Anti-inflammatory…Check.  Muscle relaxer…Check.  Antidepressant…Check.

And that’s just breakfast!

For many, starting the day by downing a handful of pills has become the norm, a natural accompaniment to their eggs and toast.  You take pills because you are taught to.  Because somehow the drugs are supposed to wipe the slate clean and zero out your not so healthy lifestyle choices.  Inherently you know that the drugs are not the best thing for you, but you figure that you can settle for good enough if the pills can help you just get by.

There is a reason that every drug or pill that you are prescribed comes with a list of side effects and warnings.  Continually putting foreign/toxic substances into your body over the long run often creates more illness than health.

The reality is that the body is designed to heal from the inside out and express life through an inborn intelligence, and it is only when this intelligence is impeded that the body begins to break down.

Drugging an imbalanced body does nothing to bring it back into balance, and in fact while on the surface it may appear that the drugs are serving a positive purpose, underneath, the body is thrown farther into a state of stress and dis-ease.  In effect, you have created a house divided.

The natural, recuperative power of the body is now pitted against the drug’s toxic effects.  Even when drugs are designed as closely as possible to work in harmony with the human body, it simply is not feasible to introduce chemicals into the body without also inducing stress.

You are either working to support the body’s innate healing or you are working against it.  You can’t have it both ways and expect to see positive change over a lifetime.

The key to producing a lifetime of health and wellness is to develop a unified front; to unleash the full power of the body’s nervous system and then to nurture it through exercise, good nutrition, adequate rest, and a positive mental outlook.

Chiropractic works in unison with the body and serves to optimize your innate healing potential.  It is the natural choice to replenish and maintain optimal health!


Holiday Survival

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of what can be a hectic holiday season, and until we flip the calendar over to a new year, the chaos just doesn’t let up. Since the added demands of this season can stress our bodies to capacity, we need to do everything we can to avoid letting the holiday rush get the best of us. Consider the following tips for your holiday survival to help keep you and your loved ones stay healthy, happy and safe this season.

  • Wear shoes with plenty of cushioning in the soles to absorb the impact of walking on those hard shopping mall floors.
  • Wear layers because you may be going from a cold environment outside to a warm environment inside.
  • Instead of lugging around a heavy purse, carry a light backpack or small pocket book with only those items that are absolutely essential.
  • Take frequent breaks, but skip the designer coffee at the java stand and drink water instead.
  • If at all possible, leave your children at home.

Do not wrap packages while sitting on a hard floor-you’re more apt to strain a muscle in this position. Instead, vary your position from standing at a counter-top to sitting on a bed or comfortable chair.


Are you Stuck in First Gear?

Imagine you are driving down the road with your gas pedal to the floor.  Your car runs great and gets you to where you need to be.  All is good.

But then you look around and notice that everyone else is whizzing right by you.

Determined to keep up with those around you, you take your car into the shop and have the mechanic give it a good once-over.  The mechanic finds that while you have been getting to where you need to be, you have been doing so while driving in only one gear.  In actuality, he discovers that your car has an entire set of gears that have never even been utilized!

Many people live out their lives the same way; stuck in first gear and never living up to their potential;  not quite hurting, but definitely not at their best.  The problem is that while most people realize they simply are not living up to par, they don’t know how to access their hidden gearbox to take their health to the next level.

These are the people that need to be under chiropractic care!

The old misconception that chiropractic care is just for those in pain or battling symptoms is quickly being exposed for the fallacy that it is.

Those who get the most out of their chiropractic adjustments are the ones who take their care beyond the relief phase and work with their chiropractor to maintain lifelong health and wellness.

The true essence of chiropractic actually has nothing to do with the treatment of pain and symptoms.  Chiropractic adjustments remove nervous system interference by correcting mis-alignments in the spine called vertebral subluxations.  Symptoms are relieved as a byproduct of building a healthier body.

A subluxated spine, one that is continually out of balance, will never allow the body to run at maximum speed and efficiency.  The subluxation in effect acts as a governor on your body’s engine, limiting it to a certain speed that it can’t rise above.

You are not designed to sputter through life in first gear.  You are created to live all out at full throttle.  Settle for any less and you not only short-change yourself, but also those who depend upon you.

Your nervous system is housing a whole new set of gears that most of us never even tap into.  By unleashing the full scope of your body’s innate potential, chiropractic can help you take your health and your life to unparalleled heights!


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