Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

January 20, 2020

Seth Godin on MLK, Jr.

And it bends toward justice

Superman could bend steel with his bare hands.

Along the way, we’ve been sold on the idea that difficult tasks ought to be left to heroes, often from somewhere far away or from long ago. That it’s up to them, whoever ‘them’ is.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. quoted Theodore Parker: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

But it’s not bending itself. And it’s not waiting for someone from away to bend it either.

It’s on us. Even when it doesn’t work (yet). Even when it’s difficult. Even when it’s inconvenient.

Our culture is the result of a trillion tiny acts, taken by billions of people, every day. Each of them can seem insignificant, but all of them add up, one way or the other, to the change we each live through.

Sometimes it takes a hero like Dr. King to wake us up and remind us of how much power we actually have.

And now it’s our turn. It always has been.

January 10, 2020

A New Phrase: Longevity Warrior!

https://www.worldhealth.net/news/114-year-old-longevity-warriors-secrets/

January 3, 2020

Best Overall Diet? Mediterranean – Again (Still)

Easiest to follow. Best diet for Diabetes. Best Plant-Based Diet. Best Diet for Healthy Eating. Only the Ornish Diet beat it out for Best Heart-Healthy Diet. (This has “Blue Zones” written all over it!)

And, as far as weight loss goes, the number one diet involved meal replacement shakes – compatible with the Mediterranean Diet (and often discussed both around here (the office) and on this Blog. (If you are going to replace a meal with a shake, you might as well make it healthy shake!)

Also note that while the Keto Diet was tied for third place in weight loss, it was 34th place in best overall.

Happy New Year!

DrD

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/923311?nlid=133291_5322&src=WNL_mdplsnews_200103_mscpedit_wir&uac=254030MJ&spon=17&impID=2232272&faf=1#vp_2

January 2, 2020

How Not to Lose Weight

https://www.worldhealth.net/news/more-americans-are-trying-failing-lose-weight/

I recommend Jason Fung, MD – see all the links on this Blog – if you do want to lose weight and keep it off. (There are 40-50 other Posts on the subject too, if you want to use the search box.)

December 28, 2019

5G – Scientific American

Scientific American, the Oldest US Monthly Magazine, Issues Chilling Warning on 5G

December 27, 2019

CAUSE AND EFFECT

From the Longevity Magazine Journal: https://www.worldhealth.net/news/2030-half-american-adults-will-be-obese/

For more on the CAUSE read “Hacking the American Mind”.

December 23, 2019

Keyboard Ergonomics for the Petit

https://www.amazon.com/Freestyle2-Ergonomic-Keyboard-Standard-Separation/dp/B00CMALD3E

 

and Chairs…

https://bodybilt.com/ergonomic-chairs/

December 21, 2019

Your Brain Needs Exercise!

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https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-your-brain-needs-exercise/

December 20, 2019

Zero Drop

From an email from Xero Shoes…

“It’s just a matter of time until everyone thinks like you do.

What I mean is that you’re on the leading edge when it comes to understanding the value of letting your feet do what’s natural — bending, flexing, and FEELING.

But when we see a mainstream publication like Men’s Health promotes an aspect of natural movement, we know it’s just a matter of time until what you already know becomes “normal.”

Here’s what they said, in favor of the philosophy behind one of Xero Shoes’ design features: not elevating your heel:

“Unlike four-legged animals, us bipeds didn’t evolve to stand or move about solely on the balls of our feet. We’re strongest, most powerful, and most stable when our entire foot is aligned, so when you elevate your heel above your toes, both your ankle mobility and overall stability take a hit.

That’s why “zero-drop” shoes can make such a difference in the gym. In shoe parlance, “drop” refers to the angle between your heel and your toes, so zero-drop shoes have just that—zero angle. Your heels and toes are level, just like they would be if you were hoofing around in bare feet. Zero-drops take some getting used to if your feet and legs are conditioned to raised-heel shoes, but many people who switch notice a boost in performance right away, especially in exercises that require good ankle mobility, such as the squat.”

Read the rest here: Men’s Health Magazine, then, whether you lift or run or walk or hike…”

December 16, 2019

Amazon Rejected My Book Review

(Beats me why)

Boxing for Self-Defense: Taking the Sweet Science from the Ring to the Street Paperback – November 26, 2019

Review

★★★★★   from Dennis Dilday on December 15, 2019
 
Lots of detail, but only the important detail!
 
Boxing for self-defense delivers precisely what it promises. It is impeccably organized and logically laid out – visually it is clean and uncluttered. Full of context it starts with the all-important legal issues distinguishing the ring from the street. Relevant details flesh out discussions about targets and stances, as well as the constant need for situational awareness. You can easily put yourself in the scene, and the very precise wording clearly identifies when the reference is to the attacker or the defender (this can be confusing with other authors). And the photos and illustrations provide exacting support for the text: a perfect match. The author uses references to Jack Dempsey masterfully to make important points. And he integrates internet references much better than most authors. Ending with context again, and putting the whole subject in perfect perspective, the author borrows this: “Train hard, but hope that you never need your training.” (While there are lots of reasons for training hard, it puts this subject right where it should be.) Whether you have worked the ring or the street, or both, you will enjoy and learn from reading Boxing for Self-Defense. And if you are at-all new to either subject you will not find better instruction!
 

December 9, 2019

Consumer Reports ‘Special Report’: Is Bottled Water Safer?

The November issue just arrived last week. Here are few highlights from this special report: not talking about contamination; not talking about environmental impacts; just a few fun facts regarding priorities and economics.

According to the Report the average American drinks 42 gallons of water per year (Note: that is about one quarter the amount recommended for the average 130 pound individual, but this Post is not about those implications. It amounts to about 2 glasses per day though. Something to think about.)

Anyway, even at that, it amounted to $31 Billion in 2018.

At $1.07 – $2.49 per gallon if you bought from either Coke or Pepsi, they were making up to $21 million dollars per month off of you, your friends, family and co-workers.

Coke and Pepsi buy tap water cheap and they sell it to the average American – not so cheap!

One result of the industries’ marketing success is that, for those who drink only bottled water, they can expect to take an additional 90,000 micro plastics into their body. Again, this Post is not about the health implications of that, but it is something to think about; paying so much, and getting so much.

Dehydrated. Broke. Contaminated. Sick.

Here are some (many) earlier Posts on the subject of water going back to 2006 (And they are not all just about Kangen water (at, by the way, less than one penny per gallon). Kangen water, like tai chi and chiropractic care, are not for everyone.) (In fact, these Posts are not all even about water, but ‘water’ shows up in them somewhere:-) Many are related the issues raised in the previous paragraph, above. There are alternatives. There are healthier choices. Coke and Pepsi want your money; they do not care about your health.

Finally, the Reports answer to the lead question is… perhaps not. If you live in Everett and you are drinking Everett’s tap water, it is great water – if the context is “SAFE”. But safe and healthy are not the same thing. Maybe something to think about.

(I mention all of this because, after air, water is the first nutrient to consider if health is a priority. Pure air and clean, healthy, water are a game-changing place to start the New Year on a healthier note!)

December 4, 2019

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th @ 1:30 P.M. (Kangen Water Demonstration with Howard Phillips!!!)

Where, you ask? At our Chiropractic office: 8625 Evergreen Way, #210, Everett, WA

(That is across from Fred Meyer on Evergreen Way in south Everett. Look for the only building with a balcony; then look for the yellow flowers. That is us.)

Here are a few Posts from our office Blog on Kangen water and why you might consider it.

Here is a Post on the various types of Kangen Water and how each can save you lots of time and money – not to mention the time and money associated with getting sick from contaminated water, fruits or vegetables!

‘Change your water, change your life’ is not just a slogan to these folks.

Me introducing Kangen water 7 years ago… this was our journey. My only regret is that I didn’t do Kangen water sooner.

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