What is normal?

What is normal? Interesting question. Normal, as defined by Webster's, is "according with, constituting, or not deviating from a norm, rule, or principle or conforming to a type, standard, or regular pattern". I have found patients don't often give me the information...

5 Health Myths

Over the years myths about what is healthy and what is not healthy have been circulated as truths. Here are 5 myths, that can impact your health, that are not totally true.1. Probiotics are the "good bacteria" that needs to be in our digestive systems....

Muscle and organs, what’s the connection?

In 1964 Dr. George Goodheart Jr. DC introduced a new procedure into the Chiropractic profession called Applied Kinesiology (manual muscle testing). This procedure was based on research from 1949 by Kendall and Kendall, physical therapists.Muscle-organ...

Probiotics yes or no?

People use these "healthy bacteria" by the tons. We see probiotics in commercially made food items, yogurt especially. The companies making these products have zero integrity because they promote these "health" foods to us by putting in Pro-Biotics then load it full...

How much versus what kind of vitamins?

Today's world of vitamin supplements has much confusion and contradiction!I shared this article on Facebook. It was talking about calcium and heart issues. As I was reading the article, I realized with almost all vitamin research they are always talking...

What does it take to be healthy? Part 1

What does it take to be healthy? What a great question, huh? Does any one really know? The medical society implies that being healthy is when "your numbers are with normal limits". Really? My numbers? What numbers and who decides what these numbers are? I...

What does it take to be healthy? Part 2

What does it take to be healthy? In the last blog, I pointed out the different philosophies based on the opinions of various health professions. WHO's (World Health Organization) definition of Health. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well...

Chiropractors are not just spine doctors!

Although my degree is in Chiropractic, I have spent much time and energy learning about emotions and how emotions impact the body, and how nutrition and whole food nutritional supplements heal, along with homeopathic remedies and herbal remedies (natures drugs, did...

Thyroid, everybody has one and it should work!

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Your Body Deserves Regular Maintenance

In June I bought a new car, (the 11th car I have owned since age 18). It was needed and well deserved since my last car was purchased in 1998. With the new car comes parking in far away parking spaces, which is nice because now I am getting a little more walking in!...

Disease Process and the Autoimmune Response

Ever Google autoimmune? I just did...9/16/2013 10:39 am. About 10,900,000 results (0.15 seconds). Staggering, isn't it?The medical research world is discovering that nearly every disease process has an autoimmune component to it. Also, based on this...

My life is so stressful!

Stress, everybody has it, and your stress is not as bad as my stress! Just ask anyone. It is almost a contest when we start talking about the STRESS in our lives. So who is the winner? The one with the most stress or the least stress?I like to say, it's...

What does it take to be healthy? Part 2

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What does it take to be healthy?

In the last blog, I pointed out the different philosophies based on the opinions of various health professions.

WHO’s (World Health Organization) definition of Health. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

Ponder that statement……do we really know what that means?

Health is balance! Balanced physiology and nervous system,  balanced energetically, emotionally, and spiritually!

My observation of 30 years in holistic healthcare, is what we need the most has the biggest effect on our health! We need oxygen – breathing, without oxygen for just a few minutes we lose our health. Many people don’t breath properly! I can suggest information to help you breath more effectively if you desire that.

Along those same lines is what we breath. Do you spend your day breathing air that is filled with chemical toxins such as, scented candles and air fresheners, colognes and perfumes, body lotions, fabric softeners, etc? These toxic chemicals will build up over time and will lead to a body holding toxins.

Next, are the substances we put in our bodies by eating and drinking. To put it simply, we need to eat food in its natural state; fruits, vegetables, and animal protein. There are only 3 types of foods, Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins, we need all three of these for a healthy body to function in balance, create healthy cells and thus healthy organs.

Eat fresh foods, and follow this guideline: Eat like a king at breakfast, a prince at lunch and a pauper for dinner!

Now the issue at hand is, everyone has a differing opinion as to what a “healthy diet” is. I believe history can inform us. Prior to the 20th century, dis-eases like diabetes, cancer, heart disease and hundreds of other autoimmune diseases did not exist. The 20th century was the century of progress and abundance. With these advances came foods of convenience and commerce. Manufacturers started abusing the foods to create a longer shelf life, this over processing lead to nutrients being destroyed, which gave us high calorie, low nutrient foods.

In today’s world, we have abandoned physical work for mental work. So now, we must actually plan and make time to EXERCISE. We must stress the body in order for it to be strong. Movement is extremely important. What do older people say? “I feel STIFF and old”. So, get moving I don’t care if it is dancing, aerobics, Zumba, or karate but get your body moving and get a sweat going!

Also important is to get good sleep! While you sleep your body rejuvenates and healing takes place! Early to bed and early to rise is a great way to live your life.

Take time for yourself, get massages, and adjustments every month! You CAN do this when your feeling good. You go to the MD for a checkup, and you are thrilled to death when he says everything is fine. Do the same with the Chiropractor and massage therapist. In today’s world, there is not enough physical touching. Your wife sits on the couch and you in the easy chair…not good for your physical body or your relationship!

Heal relationships with people you care about. Make amends for your sake!

Lastly, heal your relationship with yourself and God. Take time to meditate, that is quietly being in the presence of God. Do this morning and evening, and have prayers of gratitude. See yourself healthy, happy and whole! See yourself enjoying life. If you can’t do that, then it’s time to make a change! 

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