Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

July 8, 2019

45th High School Reunion – Liberty Bell

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June 25, 2019

Twelve Tips for Healthy Sleep

These are from Why We Sleep, by Matthew Walker, PhD. He got them from NIH Magazine Plus (Internet) [I edited some of it… they were wordy]

  1. Stick to a sleep schedule. Go to bed and wake up at the same time each day.
  2. Exercise is great, but not too late in the day. … not later than two to three hours before your bedtime.
  3. Avoid caffeine and nicotine. Caffeine can ‘take as long as eight hours to wear off.’
  4. Avoid alcoholic drinks before bed. (He talks about sedation not being the same as sleeping.)
  5. Avoid large meals and beverages late at night.
  6. If possible, avoid medications that delay or disrupt your sleep. Some can be taken at a different time of the day.
  7. Don’t take naps after 3 p.m. Naps can make up for lost sleep but late afternoon naps can make it harder to fall asleep at night. (Naps are good. He did a whole section on that, but too late not so good.)
  8. Relax before bed.
  9. Take a hot bath before bed. (There is a whole chapter on temperature and getting to sleep quick – important and simple to implement.)
  10. Dark bedroom, cool bedroom, gadget-free bedroom. He offers tricks.
  11. Have the right sunlight exposure – get bright sun in the morning, early part of the day; turn down the lights as bedtime approaches.
  12. Don’t lie in bed awake. He says get up and do something relaxing if lying in bed awake for more then twenty minutes makes you feel anxious or worried. I say breathe and ‘follow your breath’. (Mentally ‘notice’ your breath and keep you mind on that one thing. Look at the Blog Posts on breath and breathing  to fill in the details. Essentially, you will be meditating; and asleep before you know it.

May 25, 2019

“No problems.”

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctordilday @ 4:04 pm

A patient came in yesterday and announced cheerfully that she had “no problems.” She went on to explain that, since it had been awhile, she thought it would be a good idea to get seen. (By ‘no problems’ of course she means that she doesn’t have any symptoms.)

So she gets it – at least most of it: you do not have to wait for symptoms before you seek chiropractic care. She has a long track record and plenty of trial and error experience learning just how long she can go before symptoms show up – and she knows that if she waits that long, the symptoms could be quite inconvenient.

Though her words confuse the issue, she also understands that needing to be adjusted, whether or not there are symptoms, means that she does have a “problem.” She knows that a subluxation complex is what causes her symptoms – that is her problem!

Most patients do not care about their spines, or their subluxation complexes: they care how they feel. Understood. When they understand that it is their subluxation complexes – whether painful now or not – that will eventually lead to their symptoms, and it needs to be addressed in it’s own right, then I have done my job (well, much of it, I still have to get them adjusted).

This patient was adjusted, and was on her way – symptoms averted.

P.S. – A patient emailed me the other day asking if we are excepting new patients. The answer is Yes.

April 10, 2019

Naval Air Station Pasco Aviation Museum

April 1, 2019

Physical Activity of Any Type or Amount Cuts Health Risk From Sitting

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctordilday @ 4:41 pm

Summary: A new study reports replacing 30 minutes of sitting down with physical activity, of any intensity or amount, can significantly reduce health risks and improve mortality.

Source: Columbia University.

Every since sitting became the new smoking a few years back, public health experts have renewed their efforts to get people up and active. The research a few years back was pretty clear: almost no amount of exercise could make up for sitting all day at a desk (they had thought that the ‘recommended’ amount of weekly exercise might make up for the sitting job, but it does not).

So move. Move more. And keep moving.

March 29, 2019

“Intermittent Fasting” on the Front Page of BottomLine Personal (Jason Fung, M.D.)

Filed under: Be careful who you listen to!, Uncategorized — doctordilday @ 6:22 pm

[I thought that this was Posted months ago….]

I have been commenting to my patients that, now, everyone will be talking about it; and experts will come out of the woodwork.

Case in point: the January 15, 2019 BottomLine Personal – Front Page lead article.

It is a good review. I recommend that you get the books or watch the YouTube videos by Jason Fung, M.D. for details and best explanations. The BottomLine Personal article manages to do a decent job of summarizing his main points without ever mentioning his name… but she has clearly been following his work.

February 23, 2019

Tai Chi Class Takes

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The nice thing about a College class is that the students are a captive audience; they generally do not get to quit. So by the time we arrive at the 7th week of class, they say things like this:

“I didn’t think I would like this class that much but it’s actually became my favorite. I feel as if I learn a lot that I never thought of before.”

– from a student in last night’s 7th week class at the Everett Community College

In the regular Monday night class, they would just stop coming after a couple classes.

 

 

January 19, 2019

Moving More in Old Age May Protect Brain From Dementia

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctordilday @ 5:28 pm

Summary: According to researchers, older adults who move more than average may be better protected from dementia symptoms. The study reports physical activity helps maintain cognitive skills when there are signs of Alzheimer’s pathology in the brain.

Source: Rush University Medical

December 18, 2018

Jason Fung, M.D.: Insulin Resistance

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctordilday @ 3:55 pm

December 17, 2018

Jason Fung, M.D.: Fasting!

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctordilday @ 3:54 pm

December 16, 2018

Jason Fung, M.D.: The Calorie Deception (weight loss and diabetes)

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December 15, 2018

Jason Fung, M.D.: The Perfect Treatment: Weight Loss & Diabetes

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