Dr. Lou’s 2014 Weight Loss Challenge

December 16, 2013

Dr. Lou’s Weight Loss Challenge – Portland, Maine WLC Details         Cost: $25 (late weigh in is possible for an additional $5/business day after 1.4.14) Weigh In: Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 8am-1pm Weigh Out: Friday, April 11, 2014   Weight Loss Challenge on...

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Portland, Maine – Old School Chiropractor

October 21, 2013

  Portland, Maine – Old School Chiropractor   Life in Portland, Maine has begun to revert back to the days of quality.  People are realizing the value of “old school”.  Farmers markets are everywhere and the people of Portland, Maine are looking for quality over quantity.  They want grassroots solutions to modern day problems.  The use their educated outlook to find what is best and take initiative when it come to their own health.       I have been in Bucharest, Romania for the past four weeks visiting family and decompressing.  People here are looking for the same things that we are.  Organic food and a healthier lifestyle that promotes life and prevents the need for interventional medicine.       Chiropractic began in America in 1895, when medical doctors were still cutting hair and performing bloodletting procedures. Today, American medicine is wonderful for interventions after an accident and other emergency medical procedures.  That said, the health of our country continues to decline.  American medicine is fixated on damage control and cures.  Chiropractic in America today, in the right office, is focused on health promotion, prevention and the optimization of an incredible body system that is the greatest...

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Dr. Lou Portland, Maine Chiropractor Acupuncture prevention

July 17, 2013

Dr. Lou – Prevention is the best medicine.   There are a number of reasons why you should consider taking better care of yourself and utilizing a chiropractor as an alternative medicine prevention specialist.   1. Medical doctors most often lack training in prevention.  They focus on fixing problems.   2. Healthcare in the U.S. is getting more expensive and is not helping improve our nations overall health.   3. Americans are sicker and fatter than ever.  The number of people over weight or obese is over 60%.  According to CNN the average american fills 12 prescriptions each year.  The number goes up with age or chronic disease.   4. Crisis care is damage control.  If you are doing damage control, it’s already too late to be preventive for this bout of an issue.  If it’s chronic and irreversible you are out of luck and destined for a life of medications and procedures.   5. Prevention is cheap compared to damage control.  The average cost of obesity per person is between $5,000-$9,000 per year above and beyond what their normal weight counterpart would spend.   6. Chiropractors in Portland, Maine like Dr. Lou help prevent problems that need intervention...

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Alternative Medicine Chiropractor in Portland, Maine – Dr. Lou

Alternative Medicine Chiropractor in Portland, Maine – Dr. Lou   Why would you possibly be searching for alternative medicine in Portland, Maine?  As you probably know, our healthcare system is faltering.  The United States is typically ranked between 35-40th in overall health among developed nations.  Our infant mortality rate is often ranked worse than Cuba.  We are sicker, more medicated and operated on more frequently than ever before.     America has the best medical schools, the best doctors, the best hospitals, the best research facilities, the most money spent on developing new systems, etc.  Despite all of this, we are not #1 in health.  Why is this?  It’s because the idea of what constitutes healthy is faulty.  In the U.S. if you are not sick, you are healthy.     What is the definition of “insanity”?  Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, right?  Our medical system continues to do the same thing over and over again and we continue to become fatter, slower, more medicated and at higher risk of lifestyle related disease than ever before.   Alternative medicine, while great for some types of damage control and more acute care of...

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Allergy Medication Side Effects In Portland, Maine

July 1, 2013

Allergy Medication In Portland, Maine   If you live in or around Portland, Maine, you know this has been a pretty “allergic spring”.  People with allergies have been suffering this season.  Medications like Zyrtec and Claritin have what most consider unwanted side effects.  In addition to calling your doctor immediately if you have any of the following side effects, maybe you want to consider an alternative to the meds.  If you or someone you love is taking allergy medication in Portland, maine, read on….   Zyrtec side effects:   – fast, pounding or uneven heartbeat; – weakness, tremors, or sleep problems – restlessness or hyperactivity – confusion – problems with vision – less urination or no urination at all – dizziness and drowsiness – tired feeling – dry mouth – sore throat, cough; – nausea, constipation – headache (this is not a complete list, for that list, contact your medical doctor) -headaches occur 16% of the time   Claritin Side Effects:   – fast or uneven heart rate – feeling like you might pass out – jaundice (yellow skin or eyes) – seizures – nervousness – feeling tired or drowsy – stomach pain, diarrhea – dry mouth, sore throat,...

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Rock Stars Sleep on Buses

June 24, 2013

Don’t Sleep Like A Rock Star   Don’t sleep like a rock star, sleep like they would want to be sleeping, like that of a mere mortal.  Many tour buses have one queen size bed, not enough for an entire band or even half a band.  Tour buses are also equipped with smaller than a twin size mattress bunks that run parallel to the direction of the bus.  Cramped, guarded sleeping leads to issues.  Worn out old mini mattresses lead to issues.     One of the most common complaints I hear from traveling musicians is that the beds on the bus are terrible. It is very difficult to comfortably sleep in the coffin like bunks.  1-2 day breaks from touring allow for overnights in hotels but the bus is the primary home for the months spent on the road.     One of the reasons I am most often called in to treat musicians is for aches related to poor sleep.  Poor sleep equals poor performance and they know it.  Because their livelihood depends on great performances, touring musicians will often call on me prior to injury or pain because they know that the beds, among other stressors...

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3 1/2 Ways to eat like a Rock Star

June 12, 2013

3 1/2 Ways to eat like a Rock Star In all of my work with well known, successful musicians I have learned a bit about their diets as well as their lifestyles.  In this brief post I want to share with you a few things I’ve noticed about their diets.  While you may think that the lifestyle is all alcohol, cigarettes and lavish meals, here is what I’ve seen to be the reality.   1. Lots of vegetables.  Even rock stars on the road realize that veggies are good for you.  When life is good and you are blessed, you do what can to take care of your body and stay as healthy as possible.   2. Fish. Fish has been on the menu of every pre sound check dinner I’ve ever seen.  Light & healthy.   3. Tea.  Whether it’s to warm the pipes or just for the antioxidant benefit, tea is almost always on the list.   3.5 Supplements.  Most of these guys and gals are taking supplements to stay healthy while on the road.  Immune boosting formulas seem to be high on the list.   You don’t have to be a rock star to eat like...

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Tuesday Morning Wiper Blade Sensor And The Flat Tire…

June 11, 2013

The Rain in Maine Falls Mainly On The Head Of Portland. My flattening tire that was waiting for me with a little yellow light on my dashboard was nothing unusual for a Tuesday morning.  I was just happy that my windshield wiper sensor and dashboard controls were working. My dash touch screen worked and I was able to tap my way to WMPG within seconds.  I was dry and cozy on my way to work only periodically wondering what would happen if my low tire decided to spontaneously explode at 60mph on a bridge.  It didn’t happen and the thoughts were surrounded by love of rain, technology and a comfortable body.   Automotive technology abounds and there is something comforting about a dry place with lots of windows while it’s pouring outside.  All that technology pales in comparison to the performance of our own body.  Did you know that the average speed of nerve conduction is 120mph and it gets up to 250mph in some nerve fibers?  Your brain is moving your eyes over this text effortlessly and at speeds that should blow your mind and inspire awe.  Compromise that connection though and performance decreases.  Spinal inflammation and misalignment...

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3 Reasons You Should Eat Salad, Yes Salad, For Breakfast.

May 20, 2013

3 Reasons You Should Eat Salad For Breakfast   A good dose of BS (breakfast salad) each morning is valuable in a number of ways.  Whether you are trying to lose weight, get more vitamins, eat differently or have more energy, BS is a potential solution for you.   I don’t only recommend the BS, I live it.  Every night I throw a medium size container of salad together, twice, so that I have 2 salads for the next day.  Spring mix, avocado, a scallion, cucumber, baby carrots and some tomato. Another container holds my self made vinaigrette.  I’ve tested this breakfast many times and I only regret NOT doing it.   1. BS leaves you feeling less heavy.  The difference between a breakfast with eggs, meat, toast and juice when compared to BS is huge.  I just ate some BS and I feel full but I feel light, not weighted down by oils, fats and chemicals from processed meats.   2. BS starts the day off right – Mentally and Physically.  Ever had a rough Monday morning and it takes at least a day for your week to get on track?  BS starts your day off right, you...

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Vertigo in Portland, Maine

May 14, 2013

Vertigo in Portland, Maine   If you think that you are suffering from vertigo the sooner you get answers, the sooner you get solutions. Vertigo comes in many forms but ultimately you feel it similarly. Spinning, dizziness, poor balance are some of the more common sensations associated with this condition affecting as many as 30% of people.  Women are affected more often than men and the symptoms are often debilitating.   A number of conditions can cause vertigo and your success with treatment is dependent on a proper diagnosis.  Differentiating between Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, Vestibular Migraine, Meniere’s Disease and Vestibular Neuritis is important.   Little known fact: All chiropractors are trained extensively in neurology and differential diagnosis of these types of conditions.   If you are looking for a potentially drug free, natural solution call (207) 774-6251 and ask to speak with Dr. Lou.  ...

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