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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Saturday, August 10, 2019

When Doctors Pretend to Listen to You


My original title of this post was: The Necessity to Heal Your Confidence in Your Decision Making.

It's not a very eye catching title.  It puts people to sleep.  But it is the desired outcome I want you to consider because your health only comes from you. The professionals around you are just tools.  I am just a tool.  I provide information and I adjust spines. It is my passion and I hope to convey the rewards of chiropractic as your  most profound healing tool to start with first.

My eye catching title focuses on the point that doctors don't always want to listen to you. There has been an interest in medical doctors taking acting lessons to improve their bedside manner.  Now, this can be taken two ways: First, doctors are so impersonal that they need acting lessons to put the patient at ease.  On the other hand, there are doctors who have benefited from their theater backgrounds in high school and college so they can present themselves in a way that matches the different personalities they encounter.

But, there is a lot of pressure on doctors to see many people in a short time.  The prescriptions they write are tracked.  Yes.  This is a fact. You end up being a statistic.  There is a drug designated for every insurance code of symptoms and illnesses.  There are many reasons why I chose a profession that does not prescribe drugs.  

Two things things that are problematic with medications:
1- They are toxins, and damage the mitochondria
2- They create a false idea that you are doing something useful when lifestyle imbalances are the true causes of dis-ease.  (They make us lazy and teach you to tolerate feeling crappy.)

Why do I think healing your confidence is important?  Because it takes an independent streak to actually go beyond mainstream ideas that have not been beneficial to us.

I am not a fan of statin drugs.  The purpose of cholesterol is misunderstood and often it is just looked as a risk factor.  There are enough scientific researchers who say otherwise and it's not that difficult to find their writings in order to come to your own intelligent conclusions.  

I was listening the Doctor Radio on Sirius Satellite and the topic was statin drugs.  Of course, I'm not a fan and I was interested in hearing if a low carb diet would be mentioned as the natural solution for metabolic syndrome......nope.  

Some of the comments that disturbed me:
1, Why am I going to let the patient pick?  The speaker (a medical doctor) is not to keen on a patient questioning this medication.
2. Cult of haters.  That would be me.  I'm part of a cult that wants people to understand they actually have the sensibility and discipline to make better food choices that actually nourish depleted physiology.
3. Nuisance complications. Side effects are no longer dangerous.  Now, they are just a nuisance.  I don't think people would call chronic tiredness and weight gain nuisances. In fact, more specific with statins are amnesia, cognitive decline and other heart problems.  
4. Shared decision making? According to the speaker's discussion, it sounded to me as if shared decision making was really his allowing someone to decline a medicine which seemed to me to be very rare.  

So, my take home message here is one must be very confident in their own decision making because there is a great deal of pressure to take every medical offering that comes down the pike.  For those who prefer to take the natural route, they are like salmon swimming upstream.  As it is said, the dead fish easily flow with the current. 

I know people are very close to their physicians. They find it hard to believe their own personal physician might mislead them, or pretend to listen then just hand over a prescription.  (Now, with the advent of electronic records, the script is sent to your pharmacy, so it can thwart your attempt to question any medical approach you may not be comfortable with.)

I don't write prescriptions, but I want people to know what got them sick came from natural (logical) causes so there is a natural (logical) solution.
Let me explain: 
If a diet got you sick, then a change in diet will help you.
If lack of sleep made you sick, getting more sleep will help you.
If a stressful schedule made you sick, a moderate, restful schedule will help you.
Usually some type of action makes us ill.  Changing the action rather than ingesting a chemical makes more sense.  

I will clarify, an emergency is an exception.  A heart attack needs intervention.  A serious injury from a car accident needs intervention. But lifestyle imbalances are solved by re-balancing the life style.  And chiropractic is a life style.

The chiropractic philosophy promotes that the body is self healing when there is no interference.  Many people fear their own bodies and doubt this innate ability to heal.  This doubt needs healing.  
That's why I want people to heal their confidence.   Confidence can grow with time and care.  Confidence truly flourishes when a person experiences positive outcomes.  Keep boosting your self healing gift.  Give it the honor it deserves.

On a final note, I hope I am a good listener.  I admit there are times when I am frustrated.  Some folks do not want to improve aspects of their life styles.  It is still a free country and I'm not a dictator. I can only try to be persuasive.  I feel down and demoralized when someone has a chronic, persistent illness and it seems no profession is getting it right.   Some people do have limitations of matter meaning their tissue reserves are very damaged so healing is minimal.  That part is heart breaking. 

But I will not stop adjusting spines, because there is still a healing power that deserves interference removal.  

See you at the table.
The Adjusting Table.

---Dr. Lisa
---Your Health Freedom Advocate




Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Where There's A Will There's A Way to Live Vibrantly

The debut of Avengers Endgame was huge to the tune of  $1.2B.

If we can do that collectively, what else can we do to improve health?

Enjoy the video.  Episode 16.

Saturday, July 06, 2019

Chiro-Keto Diaries

(image: mindful.org)

Dead tissue cannot respond to the chiropractic adjustment.

Starving tissue is a close 2nd. 



Chronic inflammation takes up residence in tissues that are toxic and starving.

Feeding your tissues properly ensures the chiropractic adjustment can deliver healing energy. 


I transitioned from a low carb diet to a specific keto diet sometime around late August 2018.  I did this after watching Dr. Darren Schmidt** explain on one of his videos that significant health changes are seen with a keto diet at a 2:1 ratio. I decided I needed to experience a more significant health change and I was only at a 1:1 ratio.  I didn't think I was in rough shape, but the inflammatory process often has subtle symptoms. I don't want to be fooled by silent inflammation, nor do I want to be surprised with an unexpected illness.  

Following Dr. Schmidt's explanation, I was not disappointed.  Chiropractors often tout that their is no ceiling to wellness and I was pleasantly surprised at how good I felt with a slight modification to my diet. 

As a side note, when we say there is no ceiling to wellness, we mean the coordination of brain signals to the body has a very high potential when allowed to be expressed. The best expression occurs when interference is kept at a minimum through routine chiropractic care and stress management.

Back to my story.  If you don't live out in the forest or off the grid, you are relying on a modern food supply.  Plants and animals are being raised on depleted soil. You won't always feel good even when eating healthier foods so my extra deliberate approach to keto helped me make better food choices. 

My energy was better, I experience a new state of calm, and improved mental clarity.  I attribute this to reducing my carbs from 50-60 to 20 grams a day.  It took care of cravings I still had. The most helpful change was the end of crashing blood sugar.  This gave me a greater sense of control over my life.  Not to mention, the nearly minute-by-minute food obsession was gone. We spend too much time on thoughts of food when we can be doing other things.  I found it to be eye opening, especially when people say they don't seem to have enough time in their day.  I also began to feel more confident with intermittent fasting, adding more anti-inflammatory benefits. 

Another difference I noticed was my attention to hidden ingredients that made food more carb-heavy than they needed to be.  I am more interested in home cooked meals because I use the most simple ingredients getting away from the chemical additives.  I feel better eating extra meat and less vegetables.  I have considered going carnivore/zero carb but still like my salads.

I always remind my practice members that they can't make good decisions if the brain's prefrontal cortex is inflamed and deprived of blood flow due to an excessive fight or flight response.  I can say my surprising success with a  more specific keto approach has given me the inspiration and brain energy to look at the sources of my food more intently.  I have turned away from more convenient type foods that still kept me in the 50-60 gram range. I am still astonished that my low carb diet wasn't low enough.  I was  hung up on emotional food attachments so my brain remained inflamed.  How about you?  What foods are you hung up on?

When people say they can't seem to feel better, I know they haven't taken the extra step to make a significant change.  When your brain is inflamed and dopamine deprived, you don't want to budge from unproductive habits.  (A very useless comfort zone) You might just need a keto-kick-in-the-pants, after all. 

I include the keto diet with intermittent fasting in the Brain-First-Always Program because I want people to know they have truly reduced their inflammation levels. We also include Standard Process whole food concentrates to make up for the depletion in our soil which has caused depletion in our food supply.  

Feed your tissues properly so your chiropractic adjustment can respond like rocket-fuel in the body!!!

**More info on Dr Darren Schmidt: He has since updated his information and teaches the value of consuming more protein than fat which is a bit different from earlier versions of keto as taught by the Charlie Foundation.  He states both options work.  You have to figure out which method works best for you. 

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Everything Your Body Does Is Right !!

I'll be posting these out of order at times...... It takes me while to write the description and key words.  But I really liked this topic and wanted to publish it sooner.  (Enjoy Episode 27)

Not happy with your body? Your body is the messenger. You know the saying about blaming the messenger.
I'd prefer you not say your body is doing something wrong. It sets a negative pattern in your mind. If you feel you are always wrong, how can you feel strong and successful?

If something is wrong, we need to look at our beliefs about the body's function. Are we reacting to symptoms superficially or looking deeper at the real reasons the body responds in a certain way? Also, a lot of it has to do with the way we treat our bodies. Your body is doing everything logically and correctly to handle stressful exposures.

Stress does not take a day off and we shouldn't just assume our health works on autopilot. Our innate intelligence is very powerful, but it can only work through healthy, receptive tissue. How do you maintain and protect your body? Check out the Brain First Always program.

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Chiropractic for Brain Performance: Daily Breakthroughs to Live Your Purpose

Life's many distractions keep us from living our best life and living our purpose. Distractions get in the way.  What are your distractions and do you feel confident that you can get a handle of these distractions. 

Enjoy Brain Snob Episode 14.

Have a safe Independence Day and keep in mind how you can support your health freedom.  Stand on the side of stubborn that keeps you in control of your health. 

-- See you at the table.
-- The adjusting table.

--Dr. Lisa
   Your Health Freedom Advocate