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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

Thursday, June 13, 2019

What is Brain First Always?

Brain First Always is my 3 doorway protocol for training and maintaining the brain's ability to keep you alive, active, and ambitious.  I want my peeps to live with meaningful purpose and possess the vibrant energy required to make a positive impact on their communities. 

The first thing we have to consider is the React/Reset Mechanism working in the nervous system as it partners with innate intelligence.   We want the body to react to stress and danger appropriately while it resets back to balance in an efficient manner.  If this malfunctions and your tissue reserve runs out.....well, it's lights out.  We can work on preserving this React/Reset Mechanism so we can live a long, healthy life.

Human nature leads us to do silly things and hang on to dysfunctional beliefs so we need to practice intentional brain training, but tend to let this proactive behavior go by the wayside until we develop attention grabbing uncomfortable symptoms.  Hopefully we are responding while things are easy to fix and capable of healing.

My 3 Doorway protocol has a number of steps inside each doorway.  Grab your copy of the BFA template and map to get started. 

For a deeper peek at the protocol, check out Brain Snob Episide 13.

Wednesday, May 01, 2019



Brain Snob Episode 12: You're Losing Power But Not Realizing It

I had no power in the office this morning.  I had a little bit of reserve left in batteries for my internet hot spot and lap top.  Soon, they would be useless to me. 

How do you protect your body's tissue reserve and resilience before the power is out for good?

The BFA Protocol helps us focus on keeping the brain in charge of the body.  We could look at each body symptom separately and take ourselves on a wild goose chase when the better approach is to maintain brain health.  

Do you recognize the early stages of brain impairment and know how to make positive changes?

Get a copy of the BFA Template/Map and start your journey.  

Always Welcome a Comprehensive Approach: Health Solution Is Plural

Brain Snob Episode 11: Ask the Right Questions, Please

What do I do for _______?  This is a question that doesn't get you to a full solution.  There is no one-step answer.  I'd love every issue to be simple to solve, but we are complicated beings. 

If you recall one of those words I dislike is "cure."  There is no cure.  One size does not fit all and that's why we can't come up with a single cure for any health problem.  

Each human is different in his or her tissue reserve and resilience.  If you are highly inflamed you will have less success with the healing process.  

Your level of stress impacts how well you heal.  That's why we have to back track in our thinking to lay out on the table all the reasons that our nervous system can't keep up.  This makes us rethink our life style to we can make changes that help the healing process.  

We are better off when we focus on the interference that slows us down and blocks the normal, stabilizing function.  Usually this interference is an on-going issue, hence, it is life style related.