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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Would You Stop a Miracle in Progress?

(This is one of my favorite blog posts from 2009.)

I am trying to do a better job communicating how the nervous system is the miracle that makes us who we are. I became a doctor of chiropractic so I could help people release nervous system blockages that steal health. The biggest blockage I see is a poor awareness with plenty of fear. I want to remove these blockages.

I adjust people so they can release the mental and physical stresses that wear down nerves and block the power of innate intelligence. I went to chiropractic school and happened to learn tons of other stuff that doesn’t help me adjust people. In fact, it just confuses people. I like learning new things, but in my quest to make use of it this extra knowledge, I have wasted too much precious time. I have prevented people from experiencing the miracles that occur when spinal tension is released. I won’t do it anymore.

Many chiropractors concentrate on how the nervous system helps muscles and joints. I am moved to take it farther. My focus is on how the nervous system affects personal empowerment and self-worth. 

We all have a God given innate intelligence that helps us heal and thrive. It is the same nonphysical force that allows a seed to remain dormant all winter and then germinate when the right conditions are present. Within us, our innate intelligence works in concert with the nervous system regulating important functions that keep us alive. Personality and life choices are influenced by the nervous system. Because the spine is so intricately involved with the nervous system, daily stress on the spine changes how we participate in life. 

Please, don’t let people miss out on the chiropractic experience. Don’t decide who needs to go to the chiropractor. Don’t judge by someone’s age, healthiness, or sickness.

Pain or pain-free.

Disease or disease-free.

It does not matter.

When I get adjusted regularly, I think better, I get more done, and I am a more loving person. 

• You are a living miracle because of innate intelligence. 
• The miracle of the adjustment is that it can influence human potential.

Don’t get bogged down by any other “chiropractic/medical jargon.” Nurture the miracle by getting adjusted and making it a regular habit. 

P.S. Don’t interrupt miracles.

Adjust your self-empowerment
---Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Your Inflammation Doesn't Like the Weather

It's getting cold out. How do you like the sharp drop in temperature? Do your joints ache more than usual? Are you moving a bit slower?

We like to blame the weather and our bodies "typically" respond to the changes. But, should you feel bad just because the weather shifted? I bet your inflammation is talking to you.  Scientist agree the barometric pressure changes and makes it uncomfortable inside the joints.  But, the inflammation living there is the problem. This is the inflammation that never goes away because of dietary induced inflammation. Certain foods create an inflammatory response, a stress reaction because the body thinks it is in crisis. The immune system attacks insulin and free radicals as if they were foreign invaders. The body just doesn't want them around. If you are tired and exhausted, your immune system is too. Your immune system can't keep up the fight.

Think of inflammation as an uninvited neighbor.  It moves in and takes over.  Don't let it become a part of you. 

When you take the neuro-digestive-stress test, we can get a better picture of the situation and unleash the TNT protocol so nothing slows down the healing power of your adjustments.

See you at the table.....the adjusting table.

Dr. Lisa
--Your Health Freedom Advocate

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

You're Not Getting Adjusted Enough

My kid is 13 and a half, I can publicly write about his early days.  I don't think his friends read my blog.  

I adjusted him during his first week of life.  I would have adjusted him sooner, (as in day 1) but I was enthralled with his baby-ness.  I was getting to know him, I was staring at him, holding him, watching him sleep as we were trying to put more finesse in the whole mechanics of breast feeding.  (It takes close to a week in reality. It's a good thing babies are well nourished in utero.) 

By the way, that is not a picture of him in the upper corner, but it is an example of what he had to deal with as an infant with a touch of jaundice.  

I specifically remember at one point while in the hospital around the third day, he was acting too lethargic for my liking.  I knew he needed to be adjusted.  I think it was his 2nd adjustment because I adjusted him a couple of days earlier before we were headed back to the hospital.  To me it was stressful to keep putting him back in the bassinet under the lights, only holding him to feed him.  I wanted him to be sound asleep each time before setting him back down. Over all it was not an ideal way to live the first week of your life.  

So, when no one was looking, since it's nice to not have distractions, I adjusted him.  The immediate change in his body tension was evident.  His skin took on a better, brighter color.  His facial expression was much more relaxed.  I was literally watching the life speed up and circulate through his body.  

I was pleased. I had enough of this unnatural environment and was ready to get home.  He was so much perkier after that adjustment and we were soon to be discharged from the hospital.  

Here's the point.  The first few days of life were already stressful for a new person. The entire birth process is made more stressful than it needs to be.  A happy baby floating around in warm fluid has to suffer through the horrible swaddling of a dry, scratchy blanket right at birth.  What else do we do to make a baby's life traumatic?  Yes, a lot of adjustments are needed to calm down a shocked nervous system.

That goes for the rest of us.  Infants, toddlers, children, teens, and adults experience loads of brain stimulation that is more distressing than soothing.  The challenges are always there.  They are just different. So, get adjusted.  

Stress never takes a day off.  And your spine doesn't take a day off.  Give your spine and nervous system a life saving reboot on a regular basis. 

Just a reminder:  Here's what happens when the spine is under stress and what can happen when the adjustment frees up the spine. 

What happens when you are subluxated:

Cortisol increases
Blood sugar increases
Leptin decreases & belly fat increases
Hormones become dysfunctional
Hypothalamus becomes dysfunctional
Thyroid becomes dysfunctional
Adrenals become fatigued
Metabolism slows
Blood pressure increases
You can't sleep
You have no energy
(and more...... not enough room here.......)

What happens when you release subluxations with adjustments:

Decreases pro-inflaming cytokines (bad guys)
Increases pro-regulatory cytokines (good guys)
Increases CD-4 helpter T-cells (good guys)
Blocks TNF (bad guys)
Decreases CRP (bad guys)

The Adjustment Influences the Prefrontal Cortex of the Brain
(the conductor of the whole brain)
movement coordination
thinking focus
behavior goal directed tasks
decision making memory attention
pain processing emotional response to pain
autonomic function (just about everything)
motor control eye movement spacial awareness
fall prevention muscle strength
pelvic floor control mental rotation of objects

The Potential to Heal Is Waiting the be Unleashed!

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Always a Fan of Natural Heath Care

This is what Health Insurance buys you.

This is the door way to actual health.

You're never too old to learn more about 
your body's greatness.
I am still learning and in awe. 

I'm still surprised when people have a great response to chiropractic care.  Their lives change so much for the better.  Why am I still surprised?  Because sometimes I lower my expectations.  I see a lot of sick people.  I see a lot of sick people who never gave chiropractic a chance.  Give yourself a chance. 

I Won't Give Up, If You Won't Give Up

***Just a quick note here: I took this post from my other blog: Chiro-Cook.  

If you read my last blog post (here) you saw the statistic that only 10% of people like to cook.  That means 90% are eating out or popping some colorful packaging into the microwave.

You already know eating out exposes you to inflaming seed oils, lots of sugar and chemicals. The stuff tastes good as you deform your tastes buds to only like junk,  and you want to eat more.  The same goes for that instant food you're eating at home.  

Meanwhile, the population is getting sicker.  I don't see the pharmacies going out of business.  It's starting to get me down.

But I won't be deterred and I won't let you be deterred.  Cooking better food at home to save your health is very doable and not as time consuming as you think.

My kitchen demonstrations can get you started on the right path.  There's no reason to feel intimidated.  A tasting party will introduce you to organic, chemical free food prep that is convenient and beneficial for your health.  

Don't worry about starting at the beginning.  Think back to your early days with piano lessons.  Once you mastered Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, you were well on your way to more sophisticated pieces. 

Let's set a date and so you can see how meal solutions are healing solutions.  

Check out WildTree's fabulous recipes.

I'm Ready for a Truce: Meet Me Half Way?

This boggles my mind.  Over 20 years in two different healing professions and I have been perplexed by the attitude of people.

So many people just keep piling on the stress.  They are addicted to excuses and abuses.  Some days I wonder, why even bother?  I could just sell cigarettes and booze.  Really!  It's human nature to be stuck in our ways.  I get it.  But we've gotta grow in our minds and hearts, living each day better than the day before. 

I love learning about health.  I love to read and soak in any kind of health information I can get my hands on.  It has to be natural.  No drugs.  No surgery.   I also read the book, Change or Die.  The author researches why 95% of heart patients are too frozen in their minds to change their behaviors, even when they are told they will die if they don't change their life styles.  

I also apply a lot of these healthy concepts to my life. I take a ton of Standard Process supplements, I eat a low carb diet, and I get adjusted all the time.  I don't use an alarm clock to get up.  I don't own a microwave.  I don't drink coffee.  I do a lot of things that would label me a fanatic. But I am living the difference compared to my life style 20 to 30 years ago.  

I find it so inspiring and I can't abate my passion.  But I can't tell others what to do. I can't use scare tactics because people would call me a blubbering idiot.  I have to let you live your life.  It's a free country.   So, here I am trying to be a motivational teacher, but my students aren't earning A's.  

I know you guys are passionate about other things more than healthy habits.  I know people who are crazy about taking car of their cars.  I am not one of them.  In fact, I hate taking the time out to go to a service station, sit around and wait for an oil change, or repair.  Because I am trying to be as flexible as I am with office hours, I find it to be a real pain in the butt to take time out for my car.  But I don't want to break down in the middle of the country.  I don't want to ruin my car and buy a new one prematurely.  

I know people who like to garden.  I know people who like to fix things.  I hate both.  I can't stand buying gardening supplies, digging in the dirt, and weeding.  I don't plant flowers.  I don't decorate my yard.  I just don't like it.  But I know other people who are good at it.  They eat, breathe, sleep the next growing season.  

I don't like to fix things.  I make a real mess.  I lose parts.  I break things while I am trying to fix things.  I hate deciphering instructions.  I hate putting things together.  I don't have to patience.  

So I get it.  I know what it feels like to hate doing something that is good for me.  

So can we come to a truce?  

While I am challenging myself to try something new (Thank you, you tube.  I can replace a door knob and install a new sink.)  can my peeps meet me half way and take a new look at the approaches we can implement to give you more energy, lose weight, and reduce some of those nasty risk factors hanging over your head?

You're not alone.  I know life is a challenge most days.  I know I'm telling you things your friends and other doctors don't agree with.  

Let's add more TNT to your chiropractic care.  Let's make your nervous system take better care of you.  Let's transform your fears to cheers.  

All change comes from a shift in thinking.  Let's do some shifting together.  Let's revisit your nagging concerns and make a little shift. 

The world is stressful.  It's dirty.  The environment is damaging us.  Our food is not nourishing.  People are at each other's throats.  Let's find a balance to take the strain off of our lives.  

Let's put a little more emphasis on the chiropractic approach.  

See you at the table....
the adjusting table.

--Dr. Lisa
--Your Health Freedom Advocate

Friday, September 15, 2017

Foods That Inflame - A Pattern You Can Change.

In the latest handout of the week, I have been giving practice members information on the Pattern Wheel of Wellness.  

You can pick up your handout at your next visit. 

We know we can only change a problem by changing our patterns. 

One of the patterns includes the types of of macro-nutrients we are consuming. 

To reduce systemic inflammation, which causes metabolic syndrome, you eat the foods that do not inflame. 

Check out The Deflame Diet, by David Seaman.  I like his make it easy approach to meeting your health goals with food. 
What Can I Eat?
Read the Deflame Diet (2016)

These foods will not inflame your body:

grass fed meat, wild game tubers/roots (potato, yam, sweet pot.)
meats nuts (raw or dry roasted)
wild caught fish omega-3 seeds (hemp, flax, chia)
shellfish spices of all kinds
chicken olive oil,
omega-3 eggs avocado
cheese dark chocolate
vegetables bacon
salads (leafy greens) red wine, stout beer
fruit coffee, tea (green tea is best)
coconut oil butter, cream

These foods INFLAME:

refined sugar
refined grains
grain flour products, including whole grain flours
refined omega-6 seed oils: soy, corn, safflower, sunflower, peanut etc.
*legumes/beans (unless they are soaked for 3 days and pressure cooked)
*whole grains (unless they are soaked for 3 days and pressure cooked)
(* Read Chapter 16)