Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

June 23, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: One of My Favorites from Othmar

Women, Tea, Cancer & Epigenetics

Tea is actually a big subject: “tea” would be a better way to put it, and go from there. But I have already Posted about tea a time or two (or ten), so we won’t go down that path right now.

Here, though, is new news on one of the possible connections between a lifestyle that includes drinking “tea”, and health and longevity (that is, a life with less cancer risk anyway).

So “tea” is “good.” Drink it! (Or don’t. It is actually so good that is one ingredient in one of the JP+ products…:-)

June 21, 2017

Olive Oil (Again!) – More Good (Brain) News

http://neurosciencenews.com/olive-oil-memory-alzheimers-6948/

June 19, 2017

More on the Mediterranean Diet

photolentils

Actually, I was going to entitle this Post, “Blogging Made Easy.”

Here you go!

June 12, 2017

“… a large and growing body of research…” (on exercise and the brain)

“This extensive review resulted in three main observations. First, the most consistent behavioral effects of acute exercise are improved executive function, enhanced mood, and decreased stress levels. Second, neurophysiological and neurochemical changes that have been reported after acute exercise show that widespread brain areas and brain systems are activated. Third, one of the biggest open questions in this area is the relationship between the central neurochemical changes following acute exercise, that have mainly been described in rodents, and the behavioral changes seen after acute exercise reported in humans. Bridging this gap will be an important area of future study.”

June 11, 2017

Priority #1 Video

It is amazing where and from whom you learn the most important stuff: in this case it was while having my teeth cleaned.

What I like about this video is that, first, tai chi is never mentioned one time. And second, all of this wisdom and life-changing advice flows naturally in the learning and practice of… tai chi!

The last thing about this video that makes it priceless is that you are not hearing any of it from me. If you have heard it all from me in the past, perhaps this video will impress upon you the value of the information. If not, please take every word seriously – she makes one technical, little tiny, mistake, but the message is huge and everyone needs to hear it. You especially need to hear it if you plan to deliver via c-section, plan not to breast feed, or plan to feed your baby cow products… or if any of the above happened to you. (I know, you are wondering how and if all of those things are really related. They are.) Enjoy this amazingly important presentation.

June 10, 2017

“Blue Green Algae: Nature’s Most Potent Superfood.”

According to Dr. Daniel Pompa it is anyway.

And I would not argue with him: I began eating blue green algae in 1980, and have been a huge fan every since.

Like any whole food, this supplement is subject to degradation via all kinds of processing slip ups. That is why, after looking and working through those issues as well as cost, availability, and convenience, I wrote this Blog Post about it four years ago. Here is another Post where I put it in context (nutrition recommendations are not given in a vacuum – at least not if you are a health care professional, supposed to follow the evidence). And one more here.

Try searching “blue green algae” if you are interested because there are other Posts on it that I think are worth looking at – if you care about such things.

June 9, 2017

Teens and TV (in the bedroom)-> Obesity

http://neurosciencenews.com/obesity-tv-children-6836/

Think of it as a “risk factor”.

I was talking with a friend not too long ago about raising kids; his came out as near perfect and any parent could hope for. He took very little credit for it, in fact in one case he said that it was an honor even knowing that kid. Mostly, he said, it was about not messing it up.

His trick was to always use just one standard: what is in their best interest.

Not always easy, admittedly, but the consequences for indulging youthful excesses isn’t really that easy either. It is kind of like health: pay for health now, or pay for sickness later. Choose.

June 7, 2017

Today Show covers the Blue Zones

The Blue Zones are now all over the networks news apparently. I was told today about the coverage on the Today Show – the person who told me knew about the Blue Zones because her and I talked; she wanted me to know that it is now on The Today Show all week. Here is the link: notice the Ad that comes first!

If you have followed this Blog at all you know that I am a big fan of the Blue Zones. Here are a few Posts on the subject.

June 6, 2017

Hearing What Isn’t Said

 

Yesterday a new patient with a fairly typical bad low back story, told me that he wasn’t much for going to doctors. His current episode of back pain was just about over – the pain was worse when he made the appointment – and he is getting good physical therapy (they recommended he come here).

He had already told me about his lifestyle, which is good: diet conscious – with a full garden, fit, and active – a thoughtful guy. I suggested that there is another way to think of doctoring when it comes to chiropractic: more like exercise, something that he would never think of starting and then not continuing in the sense that he might not want to continue “going to doctors.”

It was an attempt on my part. Today my first phone message was him saying that he has had a change of heart, and cancelling his next appointment.

It occurs to me that he heard something that I did not say, namely that, like exercise, he would need to come in for chiropractic care often (like exercise). He missed the point, failed to stay in the conversation long enough to get clarification, and may end up missing out on the benefits of chiropractic care.

After that message my first patient arrived. A guy who started his care here 7 weeks ago and has no symptoms at all now – hasn’t for weeks. He has been shown and is compliant with doing the things that will help him hold his adjustments (keep the joints that I adjust moving properly). He was shown how to properly bend and lift (knee rule, neutral spine, and hip hinge) and how to get up and down off the ground safely (knee rule) – something that he needed. And he as been given the exercises he needs to work on spinal stabilization (core strength) if he wants to.

He now goes two weeks between visits, and soon will be going a month between visits. It is possible that someday he will go three months between visits, enjoying little to no symptoms, and fully confident that every day he is using his back properly and maintaining his health. He is using chiropractic like exercise: regularly, and for the right reasons.

 

June 5, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: Golden Cockerel Stands on One Leg (Othmar)

June 4, 2017

Olive Oil and Brain Cancer

Read carefully, because there is a laugh here….

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