Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

April 15, 2014

The Need For Pretend Play In Child Development

Filed under: General Health & Wellness, Wellness care — Tags: , , , — doctordilday @ 7:05 am


A good read…

April 14, 2014

Tai Chi Guys Doing Gym Ball Tricks

Filed under: Tai Chi Chuan, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — doctordilday @ 3:25 pm


A seminar we missed. Looks like fun. If you follow the link you will see some great tai chi work getting done, but not quite enough padding on that floor for my liking:-)

April 13, 2014

Sobering Developments In Nevada

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctordilday @ 7:56 am

A local news agency account.

FoxNews’ take on it.


Clip of the standoff, or part of it.

And more…

CNN on April 12th


I saw another photo that I wanted to juxta-pose with the one above, but I can’t find it now. It was a map of the U.S. circled and labeled, “1st Amendment Area”.

A difference of opinion worth noting.


And then there was the cell tower shut down story

A very sad reminder of the many ways in which a broken system can stumble along.

April 11, 2014

Sense of Smell – A Mixed Blessing

White Rock, B.C. Looking South at Birch Bay

White Rock, B.C. Looking South at Birch Bay

I’ve talked before about the nedi pot, and still recommend it highly with certain precautions.

One of the first noticeable things that happens when you begin using the nedi pot is an increased sense of smell. Another is an improved ability to breathe and, as you know, I am big on breathing (check here, here, and here.

This article talks about our sense of smell and the ability to detect over one trillion various smells. There are lots of ramifications when you factor in all the phermone issues, etc. Something to think about.

April 9, 2014

Olive Oil Details Worth Considering

Filed under: Be careful who you listen to!, Diet and Nutrition — Tags: , , , — doctordilday @ 7:35 am

It’s a major player in the most agreed on healthy diet strategy (The Mediterranean Diet). Olive oil is among the super of the super foods, so here is an article with details on how not to get duped into buying one thing while you think you are getting something else.

It’s not complete, but it’s a start. It also doesn’t give you the easy answer I was looking for: exactly which Brands, etc. But it heads you in the right direction and is worth the read, I think (they give a reference that might do that!).

Of note, I also recently read a long story about how the popular advice not to use Olive oil for high heat cooking was bunk: get good oil and there isn’t a problem. On balance the Mediterraneans aren’t well known for the supper hot stir-fry approach, so it’s all relative I guess.

Personally, for what it’s worth, I use lots of Olive oil and for almost everything else I use good quality Cocoanut oil.

To Your Health,


April 8, 2014

The “Cost” of Back Injury Prevention


It probably doesn’t cost you as much as it is costing Tiger Woods not to prevent back pain injury, but it costs something – often it costs much more than taking care of your back would.

Some might say that, given the prevalence of back pain in golf, it’s an unavoidable occupational hazard. That’s like saying that your mother or father had back pain so you must have inherited a bad back, and therefore, couldn’t avoid it.

Back injury prevention is very rarely taught effectively, in golf or anywhere else – at the lowest or the highest levels. And no more now than when your mother and father were coming up. It’s not just ‘use it or lose it’ that applies; if you don’t use it properly it’s just a matter of time before injury occurs.

Fortunately, it isn’t difficult to learn how to use your back properly. Just ask.

April 7, 2014

Tip of the ice berg

Fort Hood Gunman Was On A Cocktail Of Prescription Drugs

Layer, after layer, after layer of tragedy.

The insanity ended for several – and continued for many more.

Some will argue that less guns is the answer; others that more guns will help protect some of the innocent.

Some will argue that less drugs is the answer; others have already argued that more mainstream “medicine” would help.

The new normal, in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave…

April 6, 2014

Liberty Bell Mountain Lions – Well, a Cougar Story Anyway

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctordilday @ 7:15 am
Cousin Louie's Cougar

Cousin Louie’s Cougar

11-Year old girl shoots cougar in Twisp… a news story that I had not heard.

April 5, 2014

Dr. Sears Talks To Pediatrians

A smarter way to raise a child; or How to Raise a Smarter Child: Go fish, go blue, go green, and go nuts… and get JuicePlus+ here!

Undercover JuicePLus+ Kids


On Another note

I had a 5-year old on the adjusting table the other day for his third visit. On his first visit I found his leg balance off just a bit and he had just a few subluxated joints – one at the top of his neck, one at the bottom of his low back, and one in the pelvis (What’s a “Subluxation”?). By the second visit the neck pain he had experienced since being in a car accident six months earlier was essentially gone.

Anyway, on this third visit, before I even said anything out loud, his mother and I both noticed that his legs were off by a lot – more than any previous visit – she commented about it and I said, as I often do, “Has he fallen off a cliff or been hit by a train since he was in last”? She started to say no, but interrupted herself with a slightly shocked look on her face.

Then she recounted how he was on his 14-year old brothers’ shoulder’s at church, fell off, and the older brother had count him by his ankle, preventing a hard landing. We agreed that that might account for it.

By then, though, I had found something else: two subluxated joints that had been fine on his prior visits – one at the bottom of his neck, and another one in his lower back. I said something to him about how that fall must have been scary and he said, “Yeah, but I only hit my head!”

I checked his head for golf balls and we parted ways for another week…:-)

After considering what a Subluxation is, it might be enlightening to contemplate that not all kids benefit from chiropractic care (and why). This kid was checked out by mainstream medicine following the auto accident and released without treatment. What if his mother had not known a physical therapist who made the connection (between car accident and neck pain) and recommended the mother bring him in for chiropractic care? What if those subluxations, and the church additions, were allowed to remain uncorrected? Just something to think about.

April 4, 2014

Re-Blogged From Mattonwordpress.com

Filed under: General Health & Wellness, Sustainability — Tags: , , , — doctordilday @ 7:57 am


I couldn’t resist.

April 3, 2014

Yoga Journal Article On Back Pain

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctordilday @ 6:57 am


I have written about Yoga many times throughout this Blog (try typing “yoga” into the search box for Posts).

This article is well written and well said. The author is particularly generous when referencing conventional medical management. Those yoga folks are soooo nice:-)

When back pain is so bad that a person can not stand up and walk (a pre-requisite for Tai chi) I sometimes suggest they start with yoga, and an instructor that offers yoga therapy.

April 1, 2014

Be Careful Who You Listen To

Below is an excerpt from “Climbing the Ladder of Opportunity” by J.C. Smith, MA, DC published in Dynamic Chiropractic. The audience is chiropractic doctors, of course, and I wouldn’t expect you to bore yourself by reading both Parts (it’s a two-part article, this is from Part 2, or even all of Part 2 necessarily. If these outrageous statements seem too much for you though and you are interested, here is the link so that you can check on the references – they aren’t chiropractic.

“This is an easy case to make in light of the revelations about the dubious management of back pain by medical PCPs who have been shown to be “inept” in their training on musculoskeletal disorders,(26) more likely to ignore recent guidelines(27) and more likely to suggest spine surgery than surgeons themselves.(28)

Moreover, patients don’t realize that 50 percent of all medical schools do not even teach one class in musculoskeletal disorders.(29) Indeed, researchers have found that medical primary care physicians are actually the least educated to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal chronic pain problems,(30) and only 2 percent of medical PCPs refer to DCs.(31)”

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