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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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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“TOO” & Weight Loss Sabotage

January 16, 2013

“TOO” & Weight Loss Sabotage   Are you too tired?  Too injured?  Too hungry?  Too busy?  Too poor?  Too addicted?   “Too”  is an enabler.  “Too” leads to weight loss sabotage. An excuse seed.  Don’t cultivate that seed, it will grow into a forest of distraction and deterrents.  If it’s too late, clear cut the forest.   Your brain can over ride your body and stop it from doing things but you have to give it the ok to do so.  Ever want to hit someone but didn’t do it? Self control.  When you hear yourself saying that you are “too” something, stop and think.   Are you allowing how you feel about yourself alter your course toward success with wimpy resistance?  Stand up to the thoughts that you’ve been programmed to have by parents, friends, teachers and the media.   The word “too”  when coupled with the thought of doing something, implies that you can’t do that thing.  You can do whatever you set your mind to.  You have the power, you simply have to access it.   If you would like examples of accessing the power, call for a free 15 minute meeting by phone or in...

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Top 20 HEALTHIEST Ways Guaranteed To Make You Lose Weight!

January 14, 2013

The Top 20 The top 20 healthiest ways guaranteed to make you lose weight are actually only 2.  If you wanted 20, it’s likely because you don’t want to do the only 2 that really make a longstanding difference. There are no magic bullets except for the two tools listed below.  Stop dreaming or making excuses and just do it. Diet. Diet shouldn’t mean anything more than eating responsibly.  Eating to live as opposed to living to eat.  If you don’t put the food in your mouth, it won’t end up on your gut. Exercise.  Consistency is tough but it’s necessary.  It also gets easy if you keep it up for a couple weeks.  If you exercise correctly and enough, eventually you can nearly eat anything you’d like.  Makes life easy. Losing weight and getting in shape is easy.  There are two steps to follow.  Eat well and exercise consistently.  That is all you have to remember and do.  Yes, it’s as easy as...

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