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Sunday, December 23, 2007

It's Up to Us to Live Fully

Superior doctors prevent the disease.
Mediocre doctors treat the disease before evident.
Inferior doctors treat the full-blown disease.
— Huang Dee Nai-Chang—(2600 BC 1st Chinese Medical Text)

Superior thinkers are continuous seekers of information.
Mediocre thinkers figure the majority rules.
Inferior thinkers are lost and disappointed.
--Dr. Homic (2007)

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

When You Need to Focus, Shoot Pool: Balance & Self Growth Exercise

I was listening to Dr. Laura today and she was talking about how she has been learning to play pool. I have played myself a time or two but was never consistent with it. It certainly develops concentration.

When you first learn pool, as in any new activity, you wish you could put your brain and body in slow motion until your coordination improves. Over time the new nervous system connections sprout up making your brain more efficient.

This doesn't apply to only sports and music because eye hand coordination are very important. But thinking-deciding-doing coordination needs this much attention, as well. If you are working a desk job you don't' raise your heart rate that much, but you want an alert brain to help you handle all the intellectual tasks at hand. That's why pursuing a leisure time activity such as music or sports helps with planning and problem solving.

Dr. Laura said on her show today that she was overwhelmed with the amount of work needed to improve at pool and it was aggravating to her. I don't blame her. Someone with a black belt still needs to reestablish a different nerve pathway to accomplish this new activity. She took a week off so she could resume with a fresh perspective.

How is your own thinking-deciding-doing coordination? Are you stuck in a rut with our goals and actions? Take up a new hobby to refresh your outlook.

See you at the table...the adjusting table

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Sunday, December 02, 2007

Sleeping Giants / Sleeping Beauties: The Law of Attraction & Informed Consent

Are you self critical? Does it help you in decision making? In this podcast, I discuss the Law of Attraction idea that using an emotion-less process for weighing the pros and cons of a situation allows you the opportunity to be open to multiple options. Informed consent is an ambiguous term used in our health care culture that implies a person has been able to make a fully informed decision. That is not always the case becasue it can be very overwhelming. The individual is responsible for taking the time to study all the options. Also, a person's "psychology of wellness" determines what is deemed to be important in bringing balance to one's life.

CLICK HERE for the Dec. 2, 2007 episode


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Autumn Soup

I made soup today. It isn't often that I get this busy in the kitchen (since Mike cooks). I made a minestrone but I wanted to use up the rest of the cabbage. I made an extra batch of veggie soup using the cabbage, onions, and my last butternut squash. I liked the sweet squashing flavor with the onions. I really wanted to make onion soup, so I was getting adventurous with the squash. Here's the recipe if you'd like to try it out. All measurements are estimated. This was a pure impromptu experience.

1 large onion, the humongous kind, chopped but not too finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2-3 celery stalks, chopped, soup style
olive oil for sauteing
1 butternut squash, 1 inch diced cubes
1/4 head of cabbage, chopped
broth/water combo (you choose)
spices to taste


saute onions, garlic
add the celery and saute a bit longer
add the squash and do a quick saute
add the broth/water combo
add the cabbage
simmer, spice, and enjoy

Make sure you have a lot of onions. There should be more onions than squash.


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When You Need Extra: Getting Balanced with Chiropractic Adjustments

Eirne was coughing all week. Last winter he had a bad cough that kept him up for hours and left Mike and me exhausted. He would get so worked up, he would vomit. That's an annoying cough.

Eirne gets adjusted once a week because emotions, physical traumas, and chemical toxins stress the spine leading to subluxations. I tell my practice members when they are feeling down and out because the immune system is working overtime to come in and get extra adjustments. That is the whole purpose of the practice membership program.

When Eirne developed his cough this past week, I adjusted him every night before bed. Now, he did not appreciate it because he was achy and sore from tensing his body every time he coughed, but he slept most nights. One time he woke up coughing but easily settled back down sleep with a back rub and some encouraging words to get his mind off it. Last night he coughed for a while during his sleep, which seems odd. Since he slept through it he wasn't getting upset and that's what leads to him getting sicker with the vomiting.

He had a cough for a reason. He had a lot of congestion and post nasal drip. He doesn't yet understand the concept of blowing his nose. Coughing keeps the junk out of the lungs. Stifling a cough will spread the pathogens deeper into the body. I just wanted him to sleep peacefully. He can have a runny nose all day. I don't care because that's what the body needs to do.

I've discussed this in the office. Symptoms are normal. How we try to combat them is very abnormal. The body uses symptoms to tell us it is in self-defense mode. Treating symptoms just to halt them is like putting water on a grease fire.

Eirne will probably still have his cough tomorrow, but he is sleeping and that is when the best healing takes place.

If you're subluxated, get adjusted. If you don't get adjusted you'll just get weaker.
See you at the table...the adjusting table.


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