Why Is Healthcare In Maine So Expensive?

March 10, 2020

Dr. Lou bridges the gap between affordable and sustainable chiropractic care. Chiropractic "wellness" adjustments for everyone at a price anyone can afford.

The Cost Of Healthcare Is Too High In Our Country. Few people will argue otherwise. The cost of average care (the U.S. is ranked very poorly among developed nations) in the U.S. is out of control, and nobody seems to be able to prevent rising costs. If high costs equated to better care, that might mean something, but Americans are less healthy than ever. You work hard and pay a lot of money for your health insurance. You should be able to use it to stay healthy. Our office is about to revolutionize chiropractic care in Maine. A few years back, while traveling in Europe, I came down with a stomach bug after drinking tap water. It was bad. Eventually, I landed in a private clinic, with an English speaking doctor, who evaluated the situation over the course of 30 minutes and prescribed a medicine to kill the bug. Cost for the appointment? $18. Cost for the medication? $6. Was I her patient? Not established until that day. How long did it take me to get in to see her? Less than a day from call to appointment. The same appointment in the U.S., with the prescription, would have been over...

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Are Your Symptoms “All In Your Head?” Anxiety And Panic

January 21, 2020

Anxiety and panic may create symptoms that look and feel like something else. Call Dr. Lou for help at (207) 744-6251.

Anxiety and Panic are as American as apple pie. You’ve probably been told at some point in your life that your symptoms are all in your head. That anxiety and panic are leading you to feel the way that you are feeling. As it turns out, the people who told you that may be right. A google search for  anxiety and panic U.S.A. turned up this result regarding adults: Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States. Over 40 million adults in the U.S. (19.1%) have an anxiety disorder. There are tens of thousands of lists online describing what you might feel as a “symptom” of anxiety and panic. Nausea Twitching, cramping, and achy limbs Numbness Insomnia Shaking and trembling Feeling of hot or cold, sweating Difficulty focusing Digestive issues Fear of dying, losing control or “going crazy.” Irrational fears. Fatigue Muscle spasms or pain Depression High blood pressure These are pretty common symptoms that could also be related to other issues. But what if they are all due to anxiety and panic? What if your stress level has been deceptively high, sustained and for a great deal of time? The result could overwhelm...

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Chiropractic, Acupuncture, And Marinara Explained.

December 17, 2019

Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture Center in Portland, Maine is the only chiropractic office, perhaps in the world, that offers patients the doctor's homemade marinara sauce.

“Cooking is an act of love.” ~ Massimo Bottura   Why does Dr. Lou give patients his homemade marinara sauce? Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture Clinic exists for a few very important reasons. 1. Health. We want you to be healthy. We want you to enjoy a homemade and healthy marinara to fit your healthy, or unhealthy, lifestyle. Health is achieved by doing a lot of good things over time. Food is instrumental in this process. 2. Efficiency. We want to save you precious time – both with efficient care and efficient dinnertime for active busy parents and people! 3. Gratitude. We are grateful to everyone who chooses us to care for them. Thank you for your trust, your referrals and your effort! 4. Care. We are here to serve you. We are here to help you live your best life, free of pain, setbacks, and worry. EXPECT BETTER, AND DIFFERENT. If you are looking for a change, a staff that listens and a dedicated team here to make your life easier. We plan on delivering on your expectations. Will I really get a jar of Dr. Lou’s Marinara at my first visit? You betcha! “Dinner” is on us! Tomatoes Are Healthy!...

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How To Think Like A Healthy Person: Principle 1

October 18, 2019

Not all health problems cause symptoms. Until they do. Understanding how your body works, may help you prevent it from not working.

Thinking like a healthy person requires….well, thinking. Principle 1: Just because you feel good, does not mean that you are healthy and without risk. How we feel, and how we are functioning, are two different things. People have cancer before they feel the symptom that leads to the doctor appointment and final diagnosis. Research has shown that many people with herniated discs in their spine, don’t have symptoms. For many people with severe heart disease, the first symptom is a heart attack. They felt fine otherwise. Just because your back doesn’t hurt, doesn’t mean you don’t have degeneration or disc problems. You see, it’s the problems that lurk beneath the pain threshold, that create risk for real bad symptoms or catastrophe. Understanding the facts that follow, will help you protect and educate your family from potentially life-threatening mistakes. Ignoring an underlying problem: Doesn’t make it go away. Doesn’t lower risk of injury or flare up. Doesn’t cost less, in fact, it will end up costing you more. Doesn’t save time. The longer you wait to act, normally, the longer it takes to fix. INCREASES the likelihood of chronic disease. INCREASES the depth to which the problem sinks it’s claws into you (severity). INCREASES the...

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Healthier Teachers = Healthier Communities. Teachers Deserve More.

February 20, 2019

Teachers, Moms and Children are our top priority. (207) 774-6251

Teachers Deserve More.   While many say that a child’s greatest (or worst) education is at home, teachers mean the world to our families and our children. Despite fatigue, stress, wear, tear and premature aging, they relentlessly do their best to educate our children. It’s fair to say they do a great job, but when their health suffers, so does the community at large. My wife is a teacher. My father taught for over 40 years. My mother was a teacher. I was and am lucky enough to have teachers at home and at school. Not all kids are so lucky. The health of our children’s teachers directly impacts our homes and our communities. They deserve more. The four most important things in life are on the other side of this link. If you are a teacher, you are on vacation this week. Even though many of you are catching up on school work, it’s still a  rest from bending over, looking downward and hunching over students. Hopefully, you have a break from grading papers, the stress of children’s issues, a break from over concerned parents and juggling your own life at home with your life at school. Do you...

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These Four Things Are All You Really Care About.

September 7, 2018

Dr. Lou Jacobs - Portland, Maine (207) SPINAL 1

Ask Yourself, Which Of These Four Things Makes The Top Of Your List? What would it take to get you to swim with sharks, run through a burning house, or ride a rocket to the moon? Have you ever thought deeply about what motivates us to do things? Usually, we ponder it in passing, but what drives us more than anything? Experts contend that there are four things that make us rise to most challenges. Health. Under appreciated when we have it, once lost, it becomes clear that it trumps money, hobbies, other people, vacations, etc. Without health nothing is possible. Preserving it through maintenance of your body and preventive action and healthy choices gives you the best odds of remaining healthy. When fighting for their lives, people undergo extreme pain and hardship to. regain their health. Their families suffer and their lifestyles often change dramatically. Their endurance is a testament to the extremes people will go to, to survive. Family. Love of family motivates people to work harder than normal, fight harder to survive, succeed and provide. People will fight gangs, swim with sharks, distract attacking bears, just to save their loved ones. Even at the expense of their...

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What is Dr. Lou’s Kitchen?

August 28, 2017

Dr. Lou's Kitchen - A cooking show with Dr. Lou Jacobs - Maine Chiropractor - Portland, Maine - Call (207) 774-6251.

Dr. Lou’s Kitchen. With the majority of restaurants supplying your meals from SYSCO, Sam’s club or BJ’s, I had an idea. Rather than cutting corners for profit in an industry that is as cut throat as any, why not start cooking more at home. Since I already cook a lot at home, why not help others do the same? Food that tastes good but is made from poor ingredients, misses half the boat when you eat out. At home, it’s easier to do it all the right way. I grew up around parents who cooked, a grandfather who owned a café, and a number of others who were solid participants in the kitchen. I went on to study cooking in Beijing, China and surround myself with people who prioritized food. So much of your health is related to the food you eat. With over 50% of Maine people overweight or obese, and numbers growing locally and nationwide, if you don’t watch what you eat you are going to be more likely to run into problems. Problems ruin quality of life. I remind my patients all the time, as far as we know, we have only one life. We should...

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Five Rules to Lose Belly Fat For Summer!

April 5, 2017

Losing belly fat is simple with the right plan. 5 Rules, 1 plan. Dr. Lou knows how to help you get things done. Dr. Lou has helped hundreds of people lose thousands of pounds with his coaching based on truth, hard work, strategy and positivity. It only takes one call. Do it today. Life is short. (207) 774-6251. Coaching client availability is limited.

Belly Fat Guaranteed To Go Away IF You Follow The Rules. Want to lose an inch off your waistline in a few weeks or less? If you follow the rules, there is almost no way that you will not succeed in losing belly fat. In fact, I would argue that it is impossible to fail if you follow these rules. I’ve done it myself, I’ve helped others do it, and it will work for anyone who has “had enough”. Low Carb Diet: No alcohol, no pasta, no sugar. The only carbs you can eat are those in greens. Eat lean meats like fish and chicken. Exercise: Cardio for an hour 4 times a week. 20 minutes of weights or resistance exercises for the large muscle groups 4-5 times a week. What are the large muscle groups? Back, chest, arms, legs. Exercises? Push ups, bicep curls, seated rows, tricep push downs, squats with or without weight. Sleep: Get a lot of sleep. 8 hours a night minimum. Feeding Frequency: Sounds like you’re being treated like a baby? Kind of. Eat small quantities every two hours. Don’t miss a beat. Too much trouble? Don’t lose weight, or exercise more, your choice. Prep meals a couple nights a...

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Dr. Lou’s 2017 Weight Loss & Fitness Challenge – Portland, Maine (207) 774-6251

November 16, 2016

Get Fit, Get Paid!     In it’s 10th year running, Dr. Lou’s Weight Loss & Fitness Challenge has helped hundreds of people lose thousands of pounds.   Here’s how it works: (prefer to watch a video? Dr. Lou’s Weight Loss & Fitness Challenge) You make up your mind to do it. You invite people to join you.   Saturday, December 31 at 9am you show up at Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture Center in Portland, Maine at 138 St. John Street with $25 cash or check. You fill out a couple forms, weigh in, take a couple pictures and you sign up for classes you are interested in (no charge).   You let us help you find the motivation, inspiration and education to succeed.   You work hard to get in the best shape ever.       You return to weigh out (at the same location) on the date of the weigh out (TBD). You weigh out, take pictures and wait to hear of the winner(s).   If you win, you collect your share of the prize money (all of the money or half of the money).   You shoot an inspirational video for people next year.   You spend...

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Perinatal Yoga At Perinatal & Pediatric Chiropractic of Maine – (207) 553-7776 – Portland, Maine

August 10, 2016

Perinatal Yoga With a Twist at Perinatal & Pediatric Chiropractic of Maine           Prenatal Yoga   Pregnancy is one of the three periods in a woman’s life where she experiences major hormonal shifts (menarche, pregnancy and menopause). These are times of enormous change; the body’s chemistry takes over and forces a woman to make physical, emotional and mental readjustments. One of the most important physical adjustments during pregnancy is to tone the muscles; the pelvic floor muscles. Prenatal yoga helps you stay in shape during pregnancy, strengthens your muscles, and improves balance and circulation. In addition, breathing exercises and relaxation will help you connect with your growing baby and prepare you physically and mentally for labor and motherhood.   At Perinatal & Pediatric Chiropractic of Maine we offer small classes for each trimester, focusing on your needs at specific stages of the pregnancy. This calculated timing also encourages you to meet other pregnant women and be part of a community in a safe, positive and supportive environment. By purchasing a 10 week session you will receive an optional perinatal chiropractic examination with Dr Jacobs. At your request, Chantal will work closely with Dr Jacobs to put in place the...

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