How You Grow Old Is Your Choice. How do you want to age?

June 10, 2016

Growing old is not a choice, how you do it, is.   Needless to say we all get old. We all have genetics and we all have lifestyles. The science of epigenetics tells us that the choices we make in our lives will affect how our DNA expresses itself toward health or toward disease.     Have you given any thought to how you will do your best to stay out of a wheelchair later in life? What about playing with your grandkids from a bedridden state? How much fun will retirement at the beach be if you can’t use your walker in the sand?     What are you doing this weekend to create a better future? Keeping your body mobile, stable, strong and functioning optimally is easier than you think. Just like saving money for retirement, healthy action steps now are making deposits in your healthy longevity account. Chiropractic improves nervous system communication, control and healing. It mobilizes joints and gives you a better sense of stability and awareness in all environments.   Your chiropractor should present you with a comprehensive chiropractic optimization plan designed to remove vertebral subluxation and optimize your nerve system. It should be...

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Nerve Communication Breakdown and nerve pain

July 9, 2015

Your nervous system is a communication loop.   Your brain is the central processor of your body. It interprets your environment and creates action in your body based on it’s processing of internal and external information.   Your nerves are a two way street. They communicate from your brain to your body parts and from your body parts back to the brain. Constantly evaluating and responding to your environment. Abnormal responses and interpretation of what is going on in your world may occur when vertebral subluxation is present. Vertebral subluxation is a misalignment of the spine caused by physical, mental or chemical stress that leads to interference in nerve communication and ultimately dysfunction, nerve pain and even dis-ease.   Don’t let your spine get on your...

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New Year Resolutions For Maine People

December 29, 2014

New Year Resolutions For Maine People   The most common new year resolution in Maine is to lose weight and get into shape. The problem is, only 8% of people actually succeed.  That’s right, 92% of people fail.   My name is Dr. Lou Jacobs and for the past 8 years I have helped hundreds of people lose thousands of pounds.  I help people succeed, becoming one of the 8% who achieve their goals.   My solution to Maine’s #1 resolution? “Dr. Lou’s 2015 (and 8th annual) Weight Loss Challenge”.   Last year’s winner lost 13 lbs and won $800.  Wow.   What is it that Maine people need?  They need inspiration, education and motivation. We provide all three.  Inspired by others who have succeeded in the past and knowing that you are involved with a successful weight loss coach and healthcare provider.  Educational opportunities and private or group coaching opportunities are available. Motivation comes from the money that will be in your pocket if you win the challenge.   It’s also a FITNESS challenge. If you are already in decent shape, you can also win some money. The winner of the “Greatest Transformation” category has the opportunity to win half of the...

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Chiropractic and Cancer

May 2, 2014

Chiropractic and Cancer   What does chiropractic have to do with cancer?   Chiropractic as a healing art is founded on the scientific fact that the nervous system controls all of the healing, regulation and control of the body.  Chiropractors look to the spine because the brain’s communication network, the nerves, come through the side of the spine (through joints) to regulate, heal and control the entire body.  The spine has over 100 joints that allow for flexibility and movement but may also become misaligned and put pressure on nerves.   Pressure on nerves causes disregulation or decreased ability for the brain to communicate healing, controlling and regulating messages to the part of the body at the end of a compromised nerve.   Chiropractors do not treat cancer.  Chiropractic does help optimize nerve communication and removes interference by removing pressure on nerves through realigning the spine.  Improved communication leads to better healing, regulation and control over all of the body’s functions, including your body’s ability to deal with cancer, handle treatments, regenerate cells, absorb nutrients from your diet and the like.   A great diet may not cure cancer but it is much better for a body with cancer...

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Balls of Paper & Chiropractic Garbage

March 13, 2014

Balls of Paper & Chiropractic Garbage   Next time you visit your chiropractors office, look in the garbage by the adjusting table. You’ll see a bin full of squashed up tissue paper. Face paper from the table that is disposed of after a patient receives their adjustments.  This face paper in the can is so much more than trash.   Those balls of tissue represent a chiropractic adjustment or series of adjustments.  The white paper balls are recent byproducts of the process of healing. Better nervous system regulation and restored energy flow from your brain, through ones nerves and to the organs, tissues and cells that they control.  Did you know that your brain and nerves control all healing, function & regulation in your body?   The paper is a sign that someones internal computer was rebooted to run faster and more efficiently, similar to when you reboot your PC at home.  Immune system function, digestion, pain management, reflexes, thoughts, strength and internal communication all have the opportunity to improve with each ball of tissue thrown into the face paper waste basket.  Everything works better when your brain and nerves work better.   You see, most people think adjustments...

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Revisiting A Magical Place – Titcomb Mountain Makes Farmington Awesome!

February 1, 2014

      Revisiting A Magical Place Titcomb Mountain Makes Farmington, Maine Awesome   It’s been over 20 years since I’ve had a run at the hill on which I learned to ski.  I went back today with my wife and four year old to meet my good friend Bo and his daughter.  Last time Bo and I were skiing at Titcomb we were probably 16 and I’m turning 41 next week.  As I pulled up to the mountain today I recognized and remembered many things that I think are important.  I have barely been to Farmington since my father’s funeral 2.5 years ago.  The only time between then and now that I’ve been there was for the gathering to celebrate the life of Bo’s father who passed away not too long ago.  Having lost both of my parents so close together and because of some of the things that have transpired since, going back does not bring me much joy.  I’m working on it. Titcomb Mountain makes Farmington awesome.   Today was great.  I want to share a few reasons why you should ski at Titcomb Mountain in Farmington.   Titcomb is a small mountain but it has...

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What Makes Us Sick?

January 19, 2014

What Makes Us Sick? Does the common cold make us sick? Or, do we get the common cold because we are sick?   Does diabetes make us sick? Or, do we get diabetes because we are sick?   Does obesity make us sick? Or, do we become obese because we are sick?   Does cancer make us sick? Or……do we get cancer because we are sick?   The way we view health dictates how we try to deal with it.  If we try to treat the disease without looking at the underlying dis-ease in our lives, we’ll never win.  The answer is cognitively simple, politically difficult but entirely necessary to latch on to if we ever plan on being healthy...

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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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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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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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