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. Having a...

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 relationship was...

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 about "how...

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 mean, where...

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!

In my practice, I am often asked about thyroid gland issues. This is a common problem and is becoming a bigger issue with younger and younger people. Traditionally, women are more affected by thyroid problems than men are, however that is changing and I am seeing...

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 autoimmune...

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 not the stress...

Your Body Deserves Regular Maintenance

by | Maintaining Good Health

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! Also, I make sure that I get the PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE performed, oil changed every 3,000 miles, good gasoline, air in the tires,  you want to keep the new car nice and blemish free. I was driving along a few weeks ago and I hit a big pothole. 🙁 Darn, now the front end of the car pulls hard to the right and I have to get the front end aligned. Today I took the car in and spent $90 to get the front end aligned.

Why did I do that? The car would still drive fine and I was not in any danger with the front end being out of alignment. So why spend the time and the money on such a service?

Natural Family Health Care Doctor Keppel Blog: Your Body Deserves Regular MaintenanceYour car is very similar to your body, in that it can not run long, and as it should, if you don’t put good fuel in it, change the oil and have the alignment properly maintained. Abnormal wear and tear on the tires cause the tires to wear out sooner than they should be costing money to replace them. And as the tires wear abnormally you now increase your chances for a serious accident to occur which is similar to problems arising to require expensive surgery and the time it takes to recover, not to mention the days, weeks, and years of chronic pain. Complicated by taking pain medications long-term that contributes to liver and kidney disease.

If your body is out of alignment, it can cause abnormal nerve flow to your organs contributing to the organs not performing the function they are designed to perform efficiently. We call this DIS-EASE!

Your body being out of alignment will cause you to experience pain, muscle spasms, stiffness, and increase your chances of severe injury. This chronic malalignment causes abnormal wear and tear on your joints, leading to joint degeneration and possibly joint replacement surgery.

Every day since you became mobile your body has encountered thousands of potholes! These potholes are physical falls and other traumas, nutritional with the eating of foods with low nutrient contents, toxins that we encounter every day in our environment, chlorine, and fluoride in water to “purify” it, and/or emotional trauma encountered throughout your daily lives.

Many of our misalignments occur at birth with the birthing process, then progress through our lives as we learn to walk as a toddler, ride a bike as a young child, as we learn to skateboard, play sports, and drive cars and motorcycles. I am not saying we should live in a  bubble and not experience these things but we should certainly get our “FRONT ENDS ALIGNED”.

We should go to the Chiropractor, get adjusted, get the bones moving and aligned, take the stress off the nervous system and allow the brain to communicate with the organs and cells, and normalize the movement of the body.

We should get soft tissue massage therapy to increase circulation to the muscles that hold the body together.

We should get acupuncture to normalize the electromagnetic energy flow that controls the body.

We should eat foods that have an abundance of nutrients so that we have the chemical building blocks to make healthy cells and tissues.

Importantly, we should give our body, the only body we will get, regular maintenance. EVERY 4-6 weeks (and sometimes more often) we should get massage, acupuncture, and of course Chiropractic adjustments.

Do this and you will save money, enjoy good health and live long and prosper!


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