Blog Posts for Health Rebels

Are You a Guinea Pig?

Posted: May 20, 2019
By: Dr. Kevin

The scientific flip flop over what's good for you vs. what's bad is ever changing - and it's far worse when it comes to medications. In fact, many drugs released as 'safe' by the FDA are found to be harmful or even deadly years after they've been out in the market.

Post marketing surveillance is a common practice in a drug's approval process. Just recently, the FDA issued strong warnings against the sleeping aid Ambien (and its related generic brands which were all approved in 1992) citing cases of "...accidental overdoses, falls, burns, near drowning, exposure to extreme cold temperatures leading to loss of limb, carbon monoxide poisoning, drowning, hypothermia, motor vehicle collisions with the patient driving, and self-injuries such as gunshot wounds and apparent suicide attempts." Makes you wonder, if this drug is being considered for a 'black label' dangerous warning in 2019, wasn't it just as dangerous when it was unleashed on the masses in 1992?

We can all agree that abusing medication is outright wrong. But when you take prescriptions as directed for years, only to discover the harm they've inflicted after all the profit's been made - then it's YOU that is being abused. Ask yourself... are you comfortable being Big Pharma's guinea pig?


Watch Your Gauge

Posted: May 13, 2019
By: Dr. Kevin

I'm forever reminded '...don't let the gas gauge get to E.' Fill up when it hits a quarter left because you don't want to run out of fuel when you need it the most - like when on the highway with a car full of kids.

Likewise, you don't want to let your 'Chiropractic gas needle' get to E before you come in for an adjustment. Some patients feel they can go several weeks or months without an adjustment because they're cruising along, just feeling fine. And it's true. Based on your health, lifestyle, and activity levels adjustments can hold for quite a long time - but not forever. Unfortunately, 9 times out of 10, the clients who fail to gauge their adjustments properly show up with some ache or pain as a reminder they've waited too long. And that's not how maintenance works.

Maintaining a healthy spine is a proactive act... something you do regularly not based on how you feel, but based on what you need to stay on the road of Life. The next time you wait too long for your next adjustment and experience the hurt, consider filling your Chiropractic tank WAY before it gets seriously low again.
 


Like a Fine Wine

Posted: May 6, 2019
By: Dr. Kevin

There's an art to aging wine. The temperature of the cellar, the seal of the barrel, the exposure to proper elements - and of course, time. These factors combined create the delicate balance needed to produce a classic vintage. Introduce stress and imbalance to that environment and you'll end up with an inferior, worthless product.

Now consider your aging process. Are you providing your body with the elements and internal environment needed to grow finer over time? What about the amount of quality, mental impulse your body is exposed to on a daily basis - are your cells and tissues bathed with an abundance of Life thriving nerve energy, or are the spinal branches of your nerve system choked by Subluxations, leaving those cells to prematurely age and wither on the vine?

You have a choice of taking care of your spine and aging like a fine wine or neglecting it and degenerating into a weaker, less palatable version of your self. Vintage health is a product of choice nutrition, proper exercise, and of course - regular Chiropractic care.


Playing with Stress

Posted: April 29, 2019
By: Dr. Kevin

According to Dr. Hans Selye, the father of stress and disease theories, "...it's not the stress that kills, it's our reaction to it." In essence, your health is influenced more by your inability to manage the tensions of Life rather than avoiding them all together.

Our bodies take external stress, (like money fears, conflict with family members, or disappointments) and internalize them like a smoldering fire that slowly consumes our health. Smaller flames can be managed if dealt with in healthful manners, like routinely exercising and meditating. But failure to address those smaller flames causes them to grow out of control... eventually burning down the most important structure you'll ever live in - your body.

It's impossible to extinguish all the stress in your Life. Something negative in your outer environment will always threaten your internal one. The best you can do is to mitigate the influence - and one great way is to keep your Nerve System strong and clear with regular chiropractic care to avoid getting burned.


If You Think It's a Muscle...

Posted: April 22, 2019
By: Dr. Kevin

You're right, your pain could be coming from a muscle. It could also be coming from a joint, a ligament, a tendon, some fascia, a bone, a blood vessel, or just about any deep tissue. In reality, 'classifying' your pain adds nothing to your healing process, but having a clear nerve system does.

Have you ever thought about what controls and coordinates the healing process? Tissues devoid of proper nerve supply cannot repair or heal. Cut into a LIFELESS steak (a muscle), and it will never mend. Injure a LIVE body part, however, and it will reorganize itself successfully as long as it receives 100% innate intelligence from the nerve system - regardless of what sensation you feel. When that "brain body connection" is intact - you heal. When it trickles - you don't. When it stops - you die.

As Chiropractors, we have compassion for any discomfort you present with. But realize, while naming your 'tissue of pain' (diagnosis) may provide some peace of mind... detecting and correcting the cause (adjustment) will restore your health. For us, what hurts is not nearly important as what's Subluxated.


Out of Tune

Posted: April 15, 2019
By: Dr. Kevin

You can't sleep, your energy levels are low, and you're finding it harder to make it through your day. The specialists insist there's nothing wrong, but you innately feel like something's out of tune. Maybe it's time to call the Chiropractor.

D.D. Palmer, the Father of Chiropractic, recognized that repetitive physical, chemical, and emotional stress can alter the normal 'tone' within a person's Nerve System (a.k.a. Subluxation). This persistent irritation can lead to poor physical, mental, and emotional performance. The solution? Restore normal tone to the Nerve System with specific, Chiropractic adjustments and better health will naturally follow!

Health is the 'music' that plays when all your cells, tissues, and organs vibrate perfectly in unison - orchestrated by a finely tuned Nerve System. If you're feeling sluggish, weak, and tired, a trip to the Chiropractor may just be the thing YOU need to get back in key.


Chiro-Fools Day

Posted: April 1, 2019
By: Dr. Kevin

In a 180 degree turnaround decision, the Chiropractic profession has chosen to abandon its tradition of drugless healthcare in favor of a failing, yet mainstream model used throughout the United States today.

"Ex" chiropractors around the globe now acknowledge patients do not possess an innate intelligence, capable of orchestrating all functions of Life - and that this intelligence in no way or form, flows in the nerve system. Interference with this 'ethereal' force does not put the body at risk for failed health. The only hope for mankind is to be managed by drugs and the drugs to treat the side effects from the drugs.

The rogue, Principled Chiropractic movement has finally come to its senses. Only the doctor in the white coat, backed by 'evidence based' propaganda, has the answers to Life and Healing. If you can't drug it, numb it, or cut it out - you can't fix it... regardless of the miracles your neighbor experienced at the quack's office down the road.

Happy Chiropractic Fools Day (hope you enjoyed the satire)!


Innate and the Three Bears

Posted: March 25, 2019
By: Dr. Kevin

Remember the lead character in Goldilocks and the Three Bears? She didn't settle for too hot, or too cold - too hard, or too soft. She kept trying until she found what was JUST RIGHT. When it comes to fighting disease, your body innately strives for the same thing.

Disease is nothing more than your body performing too much or too little of something. If your thyroid is UNDER active, you have hypothyroidism. If your lungs OVER react to dust in the air, you experience asthma. If your heart pumps too HARD,  you have high blood pressure. Health on the other hand is when your body is clearly directed by its inner wisdom to produce, adapt, regenerate, secrete, eliminate, filter, and metabolize to a degree that's JUST RIGHT.

Chiropractors recognize that no doctor, pharmacy, or research lab on the planet can live up the awesome task of keeping EVERYTHING in your body working JUST RIGHT. Only innate intelligence, the immeasurable genius within you, is capable of handling that job. The best we can do as Chiropractors is to remove the stress that gets in its way. When we do, we know innate will only settle for what's JUST RIGHT inside you.


After the Fall

Posted: March 11, 2019
By: Dr. Kevin

According to the developer of Chiropractic, BJ Palmer, a clumsy slip and fall may seem like a small thing. But the cascade of events that follow could potentially lead to bigger problems down the road.

The slip, however insignificant, creates an unexpected jar to the spine... vertebrae become misaligned (subluxated)... nerve pressure ensues... tissues become starved of instruction... malfunction follows... sickness develops... potential is robbed... and the course of Life is altered. All from an inconsequential, embarrassing moment in time - unless remedied soon after the event.

No matter how minor the slip, your Chiropractor would rather evaluate you right away to be safe. Not only can they adjust you back into alignment if necessary, correcting Subluxations sooner can thwart disruptions in your Life (and the Lives of others) later. After the fall, do us all a favor and get checked.


Maintaining the Goose

Posted: March 4, 2019
By: Dr. Kevin

We all have excuses for not getting to the Chiropractor more often - too many appointments, too many responsibilities, to many 'you fill in the blanks.' You're the golden goose and you have little time and LOTS of people to keep happy. But what you don't realize is those 'I'm too busy' excuses are the EXACT reasons why you need to take better care of your spine and Nerve System.

Every activity you perform starts as a mental impulse in your brain that travels through your spinal cord and nerves until it reaches its final destination. Nothing happens in your body without FIRST being patterned in the Nerve System. From the simple act of getting up from a chair to more complex ones like balancing your books, everything you do in Life is first done in your Nerve System then executed in your body. And the more clear your Nerve System is kept with regular maintenance Chiropractic care, the more efficient and effective those jobs become.

A full plate is no excuse for missing adjustments. If you have co-workers and family depending on you, you owe it to them AND yourself to maintain a clear nerve system so you can always perform to your best. A well adjusted goose lays more golden eggs.