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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

One Sided Science Stops You From Asking Better Questions

 


You've heard the saying, "The science is settled."  But in reality we know scientists take a lot of short cuts.  Some things cannot actually be fully tested according to the scientific method and we should be honest about it.  Therefore, the science is not settled and you should be allowed to ask all kind of questions even if they sound absurd.  

For example, when is a virus harmless and when is it not?  We're still in the hypothesis stage and the scientific investigations have not been fruitful at all since they have been incomplete.  All we have are opinions.  When the opinions becomes mainstream, we get ourselves into trouble.  We tend to get lazy.

We have yet to agree on what causes heart attacks... or cancer.  

We have no absolute proof that high blood pressure causes strokes. That's why we only say "risk of stroke."

We get stuck in our thinking when these ideas become mainstream. 

That's why I am asking should we call certain body responses disorders or diseases?  Why should we assume it's all negative, or a mistake?  

Does the body actually go into "stupid mode" and attack itself?

We have layered so much stress on our lives, we actually convince ourselves that our bodies go rogue.  

It's probably a good idea to step back and re-evaluate what we consider set in stone beliefs about the body. 

Again, why do we force babies to sleep a certain way?

What causes cavities?  If you have one cavity in a tooth, why not in all 32?  What makes that one tooth different when the environment inside the mouth is uniform?

What makes a bacteria good sometimes and bad at other times?

Just asking for a friend. 


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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

More Podcast Episodes Released.


 Anchor FM hosts my Podcasts.


Also check out You Tube for the Brain Snob Videos.  

Slightly different topics on each format.


*** Your Body is Not Wrong, Your Goals Are

*** We've Been Robbed

*** Learning vs. Dis-learning: Inspiration or Stagnation

*** Master Your Brain or It Will Master You

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Pain Is A Trap

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Having spent my life immersed in a world of the destructive mind-set of the disease model, I have decided it is time to face actual clarity.

I thought I was entering the world of natural health.  Using chiropractic and nutrition to heal from within. 

This quote from B.J. Palmer probably doesn't get much attention.  I can't remember the last time I recall reading it.  He is right about un-brainwashing the public and that includes myself.  I have to un-brainwash myself, and I can put some of the blame on my chiropractic college.  

I spent years studying diseases, their signs symptoms and pain.  I'm supposed to get people out of pain.  That's the mainstream belief.  For twenty plus years as a chiropractor I have said to my practice members, you are the healer.  You are the only person who can get yourself out of pain.  

Does it fall on deaf ears?  I say it to everybody and then I tell them I help their bodies work better so they can heal themselves.  That's fine.  There's nothing wrong with assisting someone.  Especially with the adjustment.  It is a profound way to assist the brain's ability to asses and respond so healing is efficient. 

Then we get sucked into our busy lives.  We dive into multiple fight or flight activities that delay healing.  We feel as if we have hit a plateau.  Medicine likes to call it MMI, maximum medical improvement. 

This leads me to my statement that pain is a trap. No one likes pain.  You are allowed to say, "I don't like what my body is going through right now."  But we have to understand the purpose of pain, and it is most likely a rebuilding stage that you can support.  

Much of our supportive activities delay healing.  Drugs put you back in the state of fight or flight.  Ice actually delays the new cells of renewal and replacement. 

Pain free might actually mean you are back in a fight or flight situation. Repeated cycling in and out of fight or flight without adequate time to replenish and rebuild weakens tissues, and leads to tissue failure.  The disease model calls this chronic pain. I call it a severe situation of energy depletion that leads to exhaustion.  This is how Hans Seyle described stress theory and general adaptation syndrome. 

Pain without Process is a trap. 

If you look at pain as a dysfunction that must be stopped, you may be setting your nervous system up for more energy robbing reactions of the nervous system.  Pain is the body's attempt to rebuild and replenish after a stressful event.  Our actions should help the rebuilding process.  

All body responses are appropriate, purposeful, protective processes initiated by the brain. (Even if they are uncomfortable and cramp our style.) If we follow this outlook that the body is in a purposeful protective mode, we will choose supportive habits and interventions to complete the rebuilding replenishing process. 

That is why I prefer to shy away from the disease mentality.  It adds more stress, fear, and anxiety to a situation. 

The disease model is wrong to impose an assumption that the body is dysfunctional when all body responses are purposeful and protective. 

Pain without process is counterproductive.  Figure out why the body has taken on a certain process.  The body works hard for you everyday.  Give back with replenishing interventions and habits.  

Chiropractic, nutrition, and brain training: The BFA Protocol. 

I am un-brainwashing my own thought process so I can give you a better experience. Upgrade Your Journey.

Brain First / Body Follows

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Wednesday, June 09, 2021

New Member Orientation Video (2021 Version)


 Welcome to the office website.  Thank you for taking the time to watch my introduction to chiropractic for expanding your life experience. 

I look forward to hearing your personal story.  I speak a bit of the 4 life impacts that led me on my own health journey. 

1- Hitting my head at age 5.  How did that affect me in later years?

2- The death of two grandparents when I was in 6th grade and the anxiety that followed.

3- Later, in 10th grade, my other grandmother suffered a stroke. 

4- My demoralizing dissatisfaction working as a mental health therapist. 

Questions to ask yourself?

Are you falling through the cracks when it comes to your health care?

Are you aware of the 7 Living Principles that can explain why you don't always feel good?

What does chiropractic have to do with heart disease and polio?

Ready to Upgrade Your Journey?

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Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Healing: A Flawed Concept

Invitation to Upgrade Your Journey
I've been struggling with the right way to say this. Perhaps I've been too obsessed with words.  We've gone in the wrong direction when it comes to healing. There is no healing.  Just like there is no disease.  

I went to chiropractic college to learn how the body works. I've taken this knowledge in the wrong direction.  So have you.  We did it together.  The main theme of health care has not helped us.  We are not better.  We are not confident in ourselves. We live a false sense of security with our fingers crossed, hoping for the best.  When mishaps occur, we go into panic mode because we have never taken ownership of our bodies, minds, and talents. We have avoided taking that critical look at how we function as a society when it comes to our vitality and longevity. 

We are living in a fog. 

This all stems from my dislike of the word: HEAL. 

After all this time, I am at a crossroads.  It's come to a point where I can't have the typical conversation with my practice members because I am leading them astray.  I have to shift.  And I need to do it quickly.  There is no coasting on this one. 

If say, "we are self healing, and we have the ability to heal," it is no longer congruent with my latest experiences. 

If you need to heal, that means something is wrong.  But there is no portion of your body processes that are wrong.  If we have a wrong, that must mean there is a right. I no longer look at the body this way.  I no longer look at health this way. 

I teach people that they have the ability to heal and we use chiropractic, nutrition, and stress management to boost that healing.  What's wrong with that?  The problem is we are still separating functions apart as good or bad, right or wrong.  We are being so divisive within ourselves that we have this constantly nagging and insidious self attack through self criticism, fear, dancing between that false picture of good/bad, right/wrong, healthy/sick. 

If I take away the word "heal" from my vocabulary, what is there?

1- Your brain responds to events.
2- You replenish your body.  You have choices how to do it.

The body is constantly self regulating at the brain's direction.  We call some of this self regulation a disease, or a malfunctioning process. We set ourselves up for a negative downward spiral accusing our bodies of being faulty, mistaken, defective, problematic.

Diagnosis is always perceived as bad.  But I'm fatigued by that. Then we are just in and out of bad, over and over, feeling worse about ourselves as we get older.  The bad doesn't get changed back to good.  It tends to become "chronic," and we "live with it."  We make peace with bad and tolerate bad.  It boils down to less bad or more bad.   

What is my stance on natural healing approaches?  I'm all in favor for activities that do not poison or injure the body.  They help you replenish your body's reserves.  

Early on I thought I had taken a solidly different approach to health care by focusing on how the body works to make it as efficient and optimal as possible.  Yet I continued to fall back on the dialog that there is a line in the sand that differentiates good health from bad health, when in actuality, it is all purposeful. 

Change the terminology today and see how your life shifts:

Purposeful response       Replenish  

Rather than focus on body symptoms, let's reinterpret "events," that your brain is responding to with a purposeful intent. 

Symptoms grab your attention. Yes. But knowing how you got there, helps your brain get out of fight or flight, so the parasympathetic/vagus can concentrate on replenishing.

Your pre-supportive activities determine the ease of this transition from fight or flight to vagus.  

How different is this line of thinking?  You tell me.  And if you want to upgrade your journey, dial in to Brain-Sense Tele-Health Self Discovery Sessions. 
 

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Monday, May 31, 2021

What Your Pain Really Means - Will You Dig Deep Enough?

 Brain First / Body Follows

When I was in chiropractic college, I was taught to take the patient's "chief complaint" and get the details.  After that, I explain the goal of chiropractic is to reach the brain by adjusting the spine so the brain can expand its reach through the mind-body systems.

And then I get the questions.  What about the  ____________ (fill in any physical problem someone is preoccupied with)?

I was told I have to live with ____________________ (fill in the blank).

But, how can "my" ___________ be related to "my" ____________?

I placed my in parentheses because people really take a profound ownership of something labeled as a dysfunction. 

When the questions take me in circles, I know people are impatient, frightened, and just at the end of their rope.

The fight or flight response doesn't have time to work through the issue.  It has a one track mind. In fact, the fight or flight response pulls blood flow and oxygen away from the problem solving pre-frontal cortex.

The fight or flight response assumes all the shaking bushes are bears and responds with the same solution to run.  There's no time to look and change course as needed.  The limbic system will not change course if everything is perceived as a bear.

We also add things to our lives that prolong the fight or flight response so healing is delayed. (Caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, medicines, sugar, processed foods, etc.)

When folks are impatient, frightened, and at the end of their rope, it takes a some serious energy to slow down so the real problem can be addressed. 

It takes energy to slow down.  Sit with that for a bit. 

Chiropractic gets you to the place where your brain can work on healing and self improvement.  It gets you out of the prolonged over-stimulation of modern life. 

The adjustment calms the fight or flight response so the vagus (rest and digest) can do the work of rebuilding.

Fight or flight does serve an important purpose.  But we don't want to exhaust it. 

Step one: Unwind the Fight or Flight response.  We can't follow through with anything else until we do this. 

The chief complaint is not the original problem.  Deep down inside you know that. The chief complaint is a brief snap shot of a systemic response to life events.  All responses are orchestrated by the brain. 

Brain First / Body Follows. 

If you're going in circles, you're in Detour Healing. 

Get adjusted and train your brain. 

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