Vaccine Education In Portland, Maine – (207) 774-6251

May 13, 2013

Vaccine Education In Portland, Maine   Are you looking for a vaccine education in Portland, Maine?  Most parents have questions about vaccines and their children.  It is often difficult to get an unbiased education on vaccines, one that is not trying to sell you a choice but rather educate you so that you may make a more informed choice.   Dr. Lou Jacobs, a chiropractor in Portland, Maine has a solution to your questions.  He reviews the vaccine bible of sorts, “The Vaccine Book” by Robert Sears, MD.  Dr. Lou walks you through the first year of life, the vaccines and their schedule.  As a group, Dr. Lou and his class evaluate the options and he encourages all in attendance to learn more.  Informed consent is a right of all parents.   The next class is on May 14, 2013 at 6:30pm.  Dr. Jacobs’ office is at 138 St. John Street in Portland.  Please call 774-6251 to register.  This class is open to the public.   The only thing worse than looking back and wishing you had been informed is looking back and know that you turned down an opportunity to be informed and then went on to make...

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Muffin Top

April 9, 2013

The Muffin Top   The muffin top is a growing health concern in America.  A muffin top refers to fat overhang that overflows over the top of one’s pants.  Muffin tops are not popular, most would rather not have one and getting rid of a muffin top can be challenging.  Both Men and women can have muffin tops.  Muffin tops increase your risk of a heart attack, stroke, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, cancer and a host of other generally preventable diseases   People all over the country are trying to get rid of their muffin tops.  All one needs to get rid of the muffin top is a plan and motivation to take action.  Dr. Lou Jacobs is the muffin top eliminator.  Not only will he help you get rid of your muffin top, he’ll help you keep it off.  Turn your muffin top into a six pack!...

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Losing Belly Fat

Losing Belly Fat Losing belly fat can be one of the more difficult challenges during the process of getting to your ideal weight.  Both men and women struggle with losing belly fat.   Not only is losing belly fat difficult but it is one of the more important things you can do for your overall health.  Belly fat contributes to heart disease, cancer risk, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and a host of other preventable health issues.   If better health is not your goal but rather looking good is your measurement of success, help is just a phone call away.  Appearance is a strong motivator and often helps get people on track to better health as well.  Additionally, every pound lost amounts to a decrease in money spent on overweight/obese items and cost of living.  Research has shown that thousands of dollars more are spent each year by those who are overweight or obese than their “ideal weight” counterparts.   If you’ve struggled with losing belly fat, you are tired and fed up with the battle and the muffin top, we may be able to help.  Dr. Lou Jacobs has been helping people lose belly fat for years.  His weight...

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WINNER! Dr. Lou’s 2013 Weight Loss Challenge – Portland, Maine

April 4, 2013

WINNER! Dr. Lou’s 2013 Weight Loss Challenge – Portland, Maine   American obesity is an epidemic.  It is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in this country and worsens as we approach a nationwide 70% overweight/obese status.  Maine is at over 60%.  The epidemic puts enormous financial & healthcare related strain on all of us.  The only way to fix the problem is from the ground up.  There is no pill or surgery that will fix the problem.  We salute those who have joined the challenge in the past and in the future with the mission of changing themselves and setting an example for others.   Every year, dozens of participants in Dr. Lou‘s Weight Loss Challenge square off with themselves and do their best to lose weight, get in shape and most importantly improve their health.  2013 was no different.  As usual hundreds and hundreds of pounds were lost by just a few participants.  Thousands of pounds are usually lost every year.  This year the winner lost 20% of his original body weight with the 2nd and 3rd place finishers losing 18.52% and 17.72% respectively.  Unlike recent years, the winner swept the challenge, including the new to...

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No Insurance Chiropractic In Portland, Maine

March 12, 2013

No Insurance Chiropractic in Portland, Maine   Do you have a ridiculously high deductible or a copay that is over $45? Do you have no insurance  but want chiropractic in Portland, Maine?  Read on….     Dr. Lou Jacobs and his office in Portland, Maine are pleased to now offer ChiroHealthUSA to our patients.  “CHUSA” is a wonderful way to offer discounted fees and make your regular chiropractic care more affordable for you and your family!  It’s basically a flat fee program with a few exceptions.     The ChiroHealthUSA program provides discounts on many of your chiropractic expenses. Your acceptance is guaranteed and the program can be used by you and members of your immediate family. While this program is not a replacement for insurance, it can be used to supplement a major medical health insurance policy.     By joining the ChiroHealthUSA Program, you immediately become a member of ChiroHealthUSA and are eligible to enjoy these discounted fees. Your membership is just $39.00 a year and it includes you and your dependents.  Most people make up the membership fee in the first visit.     To join, simply complete a membership application at Dr. Lou’s office.  Erin will collect...

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Eminem & The Chiropractor

March 8, 2013

Eminem is one of the greatest rappers of all time.  It’s not often that a chiropractor is mentioned in music of any kind let alone a song by Eminem.  The song Fly Away makes reference to the Chiropractor.   “Homie you got it backwards, you’re dipping your soup Inside your crackers, I can carry rap til my back hurts Set it down, go right back to the chiropractor Get my back right then I’m right back on you bastards”   Having worked with some of music’s biggest names, it is important to recognize the physical, mental and chemical stress on the working musician’s body.  It is because of these stressors that professional musicians find visits to the chiropractor so valuable for damage control, better health and injury...

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Stress Makes You Fat.

February 14, 2013

Stress Makes You Fat – Cortisol   The last think most people want when they are trying to lose weight is having the cards stacked even higher against them.  Mental stress increases cortisol levels in your body.  Increased stress and cortisol levels do the following and really need no explanation:   1.  Slows Metabolism   2. Increases Cravings   3. Increases Blood Sugar – Leading to hyperglycemia, diabetes and even heart attacks.   4. Increases Fat Storage   5. Increases Emotional Eating   6. Increases your sense of “being too busy” (excuses)   7.  Increases likelihood you’ll eat fast food.  If you are too busy to cook, you’ll search for quick fixes like a big mac.   Solutions: Get help.  If you wereable to manage stress on your own, you would have already done it.  A “stress consultation” with a professional will help you organize thoughts and behaviors in such a way to reduce stress and impact your weight in a healthy way.    ...

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The Three Little Pigs – Portland, Maine

February 13, 2013

The Three Little Pigs – Portland, Maine   Once upon a time there were three little pigs.  Told to build houses by mommy, they did.  One built a house of straw in an afternoon.  The other a house of sticks in a couple days.  The third a house of bricks in a couple months.  When the wolf came, he blew the house of straw and that of sticks down, leaving the third pig with the house of bricks an only child.   The time and effort we put into our bodies and minds will protect us from having our houses blown down.  It’s not a new concept but an old one, one that is becoming harder and harder for people to grasp.  And before you say that you don’t want to waste time now for when you are old, you want to live now, just remember the three little pigs.  The house of straw was put up in a flash so that he would have more time to play.  Playtime never came.  As my 5th grade teacher Mrs. Wilkey used to say, “haste makes waste.”  Don’t let yourself go to waste....

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The only clown in Portland, Maine ?

January 29, 2013

The only clown in Portland, Maine is also a doctor. (207) 774-6251   It’s a little hard to believe that the only clown in Portland, Maine is a doctor.  Dr. Lou Jacobs is looking for other clowns to develop a small troupe of happy, healthy clowns for kids dealing with serious illness.  Call Dr. Lou at the number above if you are a clown or magician in Portland, Maine.  A clown in Portland, Maine can help heal.  A clown in Portland, Maine is fun for kids.  A clown in Portland, Maine can contribute to the well being of families and children.  A clown in Portland, Maine can educate.  A clown in Portland, Maine can make a difference in the lives of Mainers.  A clown in Portland, Maine can turn tragedy into trajectory by giving children laughs, fun, hope and determination....

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Is Football Child Abuse?

January 28, 2013

  Is Football Child Abuse? Knowing but allowing them to play anyway… With the Superbowl next weekend and an article in the January 31 issue of Rolling Stone Magazine, I thought today would be a good day to discuss child abuse.   Wikipedia defines child abuse as “The physical, sexual or emotional mistreatment or neglect of a child or children.”  The CDC and DCF define child maltreatment as “any act or series of acts of commission or omission by a parent or other caregiver that results in harm, potential for harm or threat of harm to a child.”     A new study on football shows permanent brain damage in teens who had never even had a concussion.  Dr. Robert Cantu, chair of neurosurgery at Emerson Hospital and co-director of the Center for Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE) and the the nation’s leading authority on concussions says “There’s an epidemic of kids whose normal trajectory is permanently stunted by head injury.”   My question to ponder is this.  If you know now while your kid is playing football that the risk of playing the game is exceptionally high for permanent, even potentially life threatening injury to the brain, is...

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