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Thursday, December 30, 2010

The P.A.I.N. Plan -- Keeps You Out of Trouble

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Yesterday, I woke up with a stiff neck that hurt every time I turned my head or raised my arms. Time to go to the chiropractor with great urgency right?

What if I said, "No?"

Typically people get adjusted when they are in pain and that is fine. We are human and pain happens.

But the "die-hard" chiro that I am, I know chiropractic is not for pain. It is for healing energy.

If you want to heal well, get adjusted. If you want to heal from the things you don't even feel yet? Get adjusted.

I did not get adjusted yesterday. I will get adjusted at my regular appointment. "Once a week to stay at your peak." I already have a routine appointment scheduled.

How about you?

In my office I offer a special discount for folks who want to get adjusted once a week.

What should you really do for pain?
Use the P.A.I.N. guide I have posted on the wall in the office.

P. Psychological - What has been overwhelming your mind and emotions over the last few weeks?

A. Absorption - Are you getting the right nutrition? Are you absorbing your nutrients? Are you chemically toxic and not letting go of these toxins?

I. Injuries - Are old injuries affecting your performance today? Are you prepared to handle future injuries?

N. Nervous System - Are you fully appreciating how wonderful your nervous system is taking care of you today? Are you giving your nervous system the chiropractic nurturing it needs? Are you doing the D.N.A. Protocol?
Here is my personal analysis as I work through this injury:

P. I am not overly stressed over anything. Yep, you heard me right. The night before my stiff neck, I was relaxing watching a movie. The past week has been very quiet.

A. I did blow my low carb eating in a big way this week. I am probably short on trace minerals since carbs rob us of these. I could use more magnesium. I need to do a nutritional cleanse. All of us do after the holidays.

I. I did two workouts the day before my stiff neck appeared the next morning. I may have "slept funny." I also have a weakness since I injured my neck in 2008. I also have a "straight neck" with arthritis I attribute to a head injury when I was five years old. I fell head first into a radiator and had stitches on my forehead. No one at the ER suggested to my parents that I get checked for vertebral subluxations. How, I wished someone did.

N. I plan on sticking to my nervous system enhancing routine. Stress never takes a day off. I shouldn't either.

So what have I done so far? I did my workout that morning, being careful. I don't want to back track the rest of the week, I am keeping up on my workout schedule. Exercising also brings fresh blood flow to the area and that helps with inflammation. I drank extra water. And I went to bed early. I will get adjusted in a few days. I got up today and did an even harder workout. I'm on the mend.

Nothing special. The routine that I've always carried out prevented this injury from being worse.

Be on the lookout for the Myth of the Month. I am starting C.O.R.E. Coaching to keep us on track. Good habits can be fun and will be diving in this new year!

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

--Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate

Are you living fully?


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Care is not Fair....So Beware

hnIt is illegal in every U.S. state for a medical doctor to recommend any vitamin, nutrient or food for the prevention or treatment of any disease. Doing so can cause a doctor to have his medical license permanently revoked.

Learn more from Mike Adams' article

What do you think about that? We've heard of local medical doctors who had their careers destroyed because other medical professionals turned them in for talking about natural means for health.

So, don't ask a medical doctor for nutrition advice. It's that simple.

So, how does Dr. Oz get away with it? He talks about "general health." Or does he? You be the judge.

A Story of Three Persecutions READ MORE HERE

The following is directly quoted from I give them full recognition for this information.

In 1994 New York alternative healthcare advocates helped pass the Alternative Medical Practice Act designed to help guarantee that people would have access to alternative medical doctors by barring the State of New York from taking away the licenses of Alternative Medical Doctors just because they practiced alternative or non conventional medicine. Despite the passing of this legislation, the Medical Board bureaucrats who found a way to avoid the intent of the law. Alternative medical doctors were once again targeted and eliminated from medicine. Here are three examples:

■Dr. Jennifer Daniels (I briefly volunteered in her office to help her organize her records for her defense. She had files of testimonials praising her.)
■Dr. Rebecca Carley
■Dr. Serafina Corsello

Dr. Jennifer Daniels, MD of Syracuse was brought up on charges after successfully treating a patient with diabetes using only diet and exercise. In spite of a highly publicized study unveiled by the Secretary of Health & Human Services proving that diet and exercise was more effective than drug treatment. Eventually Dr. Daniels got her license back after it was suspended for two years, but the cost was devastating. The doctor was financially depleted and no medical employer was willing to hire her despite impeccable educational & medical credentials(Harvard BA, University of Pennsylvania MD). She is planning on leaving the country And that is a successful case.

Dr. Rebecca Carley, MD from Hicksville, Long Island successfully pioneered a treatment to reverse the injuries from vaccines such as autism and autism spectrum disorders, which have been growing. Dr. Carley has a public access cable TV show "What's Ailing America; Dr. Carley Responds" in which she was able to reach a larger audience warning of the potential dangers of vaccines and other political issues. Dr. Carley's license was suspended in July 2003. The suspension was solely on the basis of her "psychological impairment". This was an arbitrary attempt to control her speech, both medical and political. Dr. Carley's has been doing nutritional and lifestyle counseling, but is facing severe financial hardship.

Dr. Serafina Corsello, MD was one of the best known alternative practitioners. She was on the first advisory commission advising the Office of Alternative Medicine of the NIH in 1992. She published a book "The Ageless Woman", had two large medical centers one in midtown Manhattan and the other in Huntington, Long Island. She has and continues to lecture all over the country and in many parts of the world on nutrition and women's health. Charges were brought against her for too much testing, use of vitamin therapy, Chelation therapy and diagnosing lead toxicity. Unfortunately her lawyer filed the answer to the charges too late and the state deemed that she admitted to all the charges. Her medical license was revoked.

Write Not Practice

To avoid such prosecution, doctors who have realized that alternatives are better than pharmaceuticals, often write books or newsletters about alternative treatments. This allows these doctors do what they always wanted: help people conquer their health challenges and keep them safe. These doctors have realized that alternative treatments are easy enough for patients to self-administer as long as the patient is educated regarding possible side effects.
Chiropractors are nutritional counselors under their New York State licenses. They recommend nutrition for health maintenance. Other health consultants also can provide nutritional counseling in NYS as long as they do not call themselves certified nutritionists or dieticians.

Thankfully, there are options for the consumer for safe, natural health care. It takes a personal commitment and you can't rely on insurance. Read here how unethical medical billing has pospered allowing a medical monopoly in the health care market place to block people from common sense health care.

If you read about Melinna Giannini's experience, you will see how insurance will pay $15,000 for care that does not work, but deny someone a $500 solution. There is nothing illegal about paying out of pocket for your own care, but robbing the public of their insurance premiums is another story.

Please continue to educate yourself on health care issues. It is important for each of us to look at the true successes and failures in health care. Don't always follow the crowd. We have dangerous social conditioning at work. Visit The Myth of the Month for more informaiton.

Remember, live fully today!

--Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate


Chiropractic IS the mind/body connection.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Health Care Reform? No Thanks.

If you like long waits at the medical doctor's office, don't read this.

We haven't gotten a handle on chronic health problems. If you have pain and fatigue and the doctors can't give you a definitive diagnosis, you should be worried. Are you on a number of medications that aren't working? You should ask, "How does this really restore my health?"

There is a condition we call Metabolic Syndrome associated with a sedentary lifestyle and obesity. We know the warning signs, but our preventive strategies are not working.
Do you have metabolic syndrome?Obese or overweight
High blood pressure
High cholesterol and triglycerides
Pre-diabetes or diabetes

Monday, November 29, 2010

John Gray: Why Women Need "Venus Work" Not "Mars Work"

John Gray is not just the best selling author of the Mars/Venus books, he is an expert on nutritional cleansing for mental health and relationships!

I recently received this article in one of my Isagenix newsletters: Best-selling author Dr. John Gray already shared the secrets to helping men and women communicate more clearly with his best-selling book series “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus,” but he says there’s another piece of the puzzle when it comes to creating vibrant, healthy relationships — Nutritional Cleansing.

John, one of our Millionaires and 6-Star Golden Circle member with Isagenix, wasn’t looking to lose weight or inches when he said “yes” to “nutritional cleansing” in 2002. In fact, it was the combination of the amino acids and active enzymes found in our Shake that actually hooked him.

The Brain Matters
“I was researching amino acids at the time and found that they contribute to optimal brain function, which could make relationships better,” explains John. “As we are affected by impurities, we lose optimal brain function and are not able to deal with stress as well. The shake was far superior to any other product I had been testing on the market.”

Gaining Insight with a Weight Loss Side Effect
To his surprise, John lost 16 pounds* after using the products. He decided to take things to another level and get in touch with Master Formulator and Founder John Anderson to learn more about the products and even discuss creating the Mars Venus Wellness Solution™ with special ingredients to suit the needs of men and women. The pair added omega-3s to the Mars Venus Superfoods Shake™ for women for healthier hair, skin and nails and more protein to the men’s shake because men need more protein on a daily basis. They even added a daily cleanse drink, the Mars Venus Super Cleanse™ to give the body what it needs every day to help remove impurities from the body.

Since his discovery, John has shared “nutritional cleansing” with hundreds of people around the world. At first, he wasn’t interested in building a home business, but the opportunity created a residual income that has given him freedom to spend more time on research while producing additional Mars Venus books. Not to mention the fact that it’s also given him more time to vacation with his family in his favorite spot in Hawaii, the island of Maui.

Combat Stress Knowing Your Gender Traits
Now John is focusing his efforts on sharing how men and women cope differently with stress with his newest book “Why Mars and Venus Collide.” He enjoyed sharing more of the practical solutions for handling stress as the keynote speaker at 2009 “Living Your Dreams” Celebration in Anaheim, California in August and believes that “nutritional cleansing” is the answer to many of the stressors women especially experience.

“Women today are under a whole new level of stress because of activities in the work world. That message of you can do it all for many women has caused stress levels to increase and is putting them in constant urgency and emergency states. Those situations create testosterone and that hormone helps men cope with stress, but it doesn’t help women,” explains John. “Network marketing is actually one of the best businesses for women because it allows them the flexibility they need to take care of the home, children and other activities that have oxytocin benefits, the hormone that lowers stress.”

John says our company is especially good for women seeking the right network marketing opportunity because it’s all about nurturing and helping others improve their health, wealth and happiness, all oxytocin-producing activities. But ultimately, he says understanding how men and women function differently is important to know because it can lead to healthier relationships and an even healthier business.

“This a company of happy, healthy individuals and the quality of our relationships is important for our health,” shares John. “ Healthy relationships also translate into a more successful business because by understanding how men and women are different, you can identify each person’s unique needs when you share it with them.”

More on nutritional cleansing CLICK HERE

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Why You Need a Big Butt!

Writer & Veterinarian: Bruce Thomson
I can't do this article justice. So please click on the link to read the entire explanation.

In order to prevent low back pain, repetitive strain, and pain in the extremities, the gluteus maximus must be engaged when we are in motion. This muscle tends to be under conditioned. Take a look at the author's pictures with the article to see how this muscle should be working.

When you can, do more bare foot walking so the body gets more efficient use of the lower extremity muscles.

Read how the author finds out by accident that this muscle is so important:

"I discovered the back protective effect of the Gluteus maximus by accident.
It happened like this. I was experimenting with Gluteus maximus contraction while standing on one leg. In order to make it a routine, I fitted the exercise in to my cooking routine (Dad makes the breakfast in our household). I was suffering from a "bad back", (pain upon lumbar flexion) at that time. The bad back was not my major problem, and I was intending to work on it later. After 2 months, the Gluteus maximus exercises had "fixed" the "bad back"! But don’t just take my word for it: Science has proven that back pain sufferers recruit their Gluteals much less than do healthy people."

READ Dr. Thomson's article


See you at the table...the chiropractic table.

--Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate


Weight Loss/Management in the Real World

Ever feel like the world is against you when you are trying to eat in a healthy way? I do, that's for sure.

You are invited to vist my new group site: Weight Loss/Management in the Real World. It is an interactive site where you can discuss concerns you have throughout your day and receive support.

Weight management works well and retention is higher with a supportive network. Here you can have it available to you at your fingertips.

1. Go to
2. Create your free profile
3. Under the "groups" link, type real world in the search box.

Meet you there!

--Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate


The 3 Truths About You

Sunday, November 21, 2010

You Don't Have ADHD - Call It Something Else

Pictured: Melanie R. Keveles
ADHD gets a lot of news play with its long list of symptoms, behaviors and theories. Basically it makes you feel bad about yourself and wreaks havoc on young children who just want to be loved and cherished.
I won't go into the list of ADHD findings because that moves us farther from my goal which is to forget about it and dive into life!

Chiropractic's objective is to reacquaint you with yourself. We have profound disconnections in mind and body that steer us away from our natural gifts.
Chiropractic touches us at the DNA level, so follow the DNA plan:
D - detox mind and body
N- nourish mind and body
A- adjust mind and body

Detox and nourish your health with nutrition. Chiropractors are well versed in this. Adjust the body with the neurological re-booting of the spinal adjustment.

Now on to the mind.
Detox yourself of negative thoughts. Nourish your mind with common sense guidance. And adjust your life activities so you are aligned with your values.

ADHD is a label used when someone is disorganized and unable to focus. I say, "hogwash." According to master life coach, Melanie R. Keveles, it is an indication of a "Renaissance Soul." It is time to take your Renaissance Soul out of hiding.

I invite you to immerse yourself in Melanie R. Keveles', self directed coaching sessions at She will help you answer the life changing questions you need to ask yourself. The answers will probably make you uncomfortable, but then you will have a clearer idea how to break free from the ridiculous notions of ADHD.

When you go to, you will have to create a free profile and then click on the MAP link. Look for Ms. Keveles MAP titled: Fully Engaged at Any Age: Discover Your Dream in the Money & Career Category. Don't be fooled by the category. Ms. Keveles presentation of the material will help anyone who is feeling stuck. It will help you understand how to grow personally and professionally.

See you at the table...the adjusting table.
--Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Connect to Health Information with Face Book

Join the Homic Advanced Chiropractic Face Book Page.
I will add interesting tidbits about health and chiropractic, announce blog updates and give you an opportunity to comment and create inquisitive discussions.
Join in and let's talk to each other!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

How Anguish Fueled a Mission

Chiropractic works by removing interference from the amazing God given healing ability. Remove the idea of God, and there is no life and no healing. Chiropractic, as with all true healing, also happens to be scientifically sound. Science is not in conflict with faith. When it seems to be, question your science, not your faith." -Bob Braile, D.C.

Geri L. Carlson revealed her anguish and then resentment as she struggled through years of illness. Part of the time she didn't realize how ill she was, since she felt she was typical as she saw health through her nursing background.

She wrote her book, I Stand Amazed: How Chiropractic Saved My Life, which began a mission to assist others who need counseling and education during personal crisis. Her non-profit organization Hope Blvd will be unveiled soon.

She heeds a very important warning to others because she did not take seriously the warnings her chiropractor gave her. All her other health care practitioners treated her in parts, not acknowledging what makes her whole: the guidance of living impulses travelling through the nervous system.

Her personal story is shocking and eye opening. I encourage every practice member to learn more about Geri L. Carlson. She is inspiring.

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

--Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate

Live Fully Today

Don't let pain, fatigue, and weight gain steal your creative force.

When Service is a Disservice

People are always looking for service. It is usually fast service which actually turns out to be a disservice most of the time.

Sure, I want to be in and out at the bank so I don't get a parking ticket, but there are times when I need to slow down.

One example is when I am having my car worked on. I need to understand how my car is going to be repaired and what will happen if I don't stick to the maintenance schedule.

I also need to slow down and read the information in my credit card statements, or I will end up with unwanted fees on my bill.

It is very important to slow down when we are in the chiropractor's office because important information needs to be heard and understood. For years the chiropractic profession has been dealing with the lay public repeating misinformation about spinal adjustments.

Most people gather health information from their friends. When someone says he or she went to the chiropractor, the other person only hears this part, "I got better."

The reasons for poor health, the process of self healing, and how adjustments need to be supported are usually left out.

The best service is thorough service. For anything we buy, we need to prepare ourselves for thoroughness with an open mind and allowing extra time. We've all known people who ritually plan their vacations obsessing over every detail, but little time and thought goes into everyday activities.

Remember when looking for a quick fix, it isn't much of a fix. When you know what you want, please take the time to consider the best route.

Health care might have short cuts. Vitalistic wellness does not.

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

--Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate

Live Fully Today

Friday, October 29, 2010

Live Fully Today

Do you remember your dreams?

Not the dreams in your sleep, but the dreams of what you want your waking life to be like?

Has your health slowed you down so dreams are harder to reach?

Do you feel as if you don't have enough time?

Is it difficult to balance your work day and personal life?

I invite you to visit: Live Fully Today and learn how technology and like minded people can help you achieve your goals.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Tale of Two Nervous Systems

This is a tale of two nervous systems that can help you understand why your self-concept is so important in how you decide to take care of your health.

The first nervous system is well known. The brain and spinal cord act together to coordinate all the functions of the body. The brain and spinal cord also interpret thoughts in a way that affects hormones and neurotransmitters which leads us to believe emotions play a role in how well the body responds to stress. We know the nerves that exit the spine connect the muscles and organs to the brain as well as to each other.

The other nervous system is invisible. It cannot be seen on an MRI. It cannot be dissected by an anatomist in a lab. It is the innate intelligence that makes us alive. Innate intelligence is the most natural gift of the human body that communicates creation and healing. Innate intelligence tells a tree to grow from a tiny seed to a large monstrosity. Innate intelligence initiates cell division and organ formation when the egg and sperm meet.

The invisible innate intelligence relies on a healthy super highway in order to deliver the expressions of life. This super highway is the physical nervous system. Innate intelligence and the brain and spinal cord work together to do amazing things we will never fully understand. But, we can nurture our lives in the most unique way through chiropractic care.

How we value the invisible nervous system is reflected by the way we care for the visible nervous system.

Read an interesting story about Masha and Dasha conjoined twins who had very different health states even though they shared their blood supply.

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

--Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate

Sunday, October 17, 2010

You Wouldn't Know ________ If It Bit You!

You've heard this comment many times before. I recall my mom saying it all the time. I guess I just wasn't as observant as she was. If I was looking for something I misplaced she would point it out to me that it was right in front of my face. She also used the old saying, "If it was a snake it would have bitten you."

Many times we are looking for something but our mind has a different idea of what it truly is in reality. Maybe that's why we keep looking for it.

Take health, for instance.

People know they want to feel better, but they don't know health.

Sometimes when they experience health it scares them. A fever or vomiting puts people in a panic, but they are signs of health. The body is trying to protect itself and creates these reactions to subdue and eliminate pathogens.

Others may not know health because they assume fatigue and aches are "normal."

Not knowing what creates health leads others to do unhealthy things due to misinformation. Taking drugs that have dangerous side effects and are very difficult to stop because they cause "rebound" illness is an example. Many surgical procedures have been deemed ineffective but people want to try something, even if it has poor outcomes.

So what creates health?

Health is not medicine. It is not prevention. Health is an optimal state that comes from the life force that automatically maintains your body as long as stress levels are manageable. The body doesn't work alone. The mind also plays a role. Life force directs the mind-body to express itself based on environmental conditions.

Life force is invisible but we see it in action through the nervous system. We show our appreciation by taking care of health in ways that are nurturing. Chiropractic care of the spine & nervous system is #1 on the list.

Does this change how you view your existence? Does this living principle change how you live your life and make choices?

Sometimes we don't know health until we lose it. Chiropractic teaches us to be more in tune with our functioning, and more aware.

Chiropractic teaches us to remove the limits we place on ourselves.

If you've never been adjusted, you don't know health.

Enjoy the journey.

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

--Dr. Lisa

Your Health Freedom Advocate


The Last Second Opinion

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Deprive Yourself Because of Unhealthy (Ridiculous) Insurance Rules?

Why Pay More for Healthcare?

Join PCD and SAVE your cash!

P.S. Insurance is for sick people. Chiropractic is for vitality!

Plus, you'll enjoy these great
benefits of membership:

• Patients are guaranteed at
least 25% off of every visit!

• No filing or claims!

• No co-pays!

• No limited services or visits!

• No rationing of services!

• No waiting periods!

Children 21 and younger living at home are free.

Additional discounts when you purchase Rythmia genetic supplement.

...Just a simple, reduced cash fee to help patients receive quality care at a reduced rate!

The Big Question?
Why can't I just get a discount without joining PCD?
CLICK HERE for the legal answer

Chiropractic is life changing but only if you use it. Once or twice a year is not using it. The long term benefits are never experienced.

A few adjustments here and there are nullified in a few days due to our exposures to stress.

Give yourself the best.

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

Dr. Lisa

Your Health Freedom Advocate

Protect Yourself from "Cell Attack"

You know what a heart attack is. We are constantly being told to have important screenings to prevent heart attack. Some people are lucky enough to have symptoms that alert them to go to the hospital. For many, the number one sign of a heart attack is death.

What about "cell attacks?" We have have plenty of warnings that our cells are dying, but we ignore them because they seem more like nusances than health problems. This couldn't be further from the truth.

Are you ignoring these signs of cell attack?



Stiff joints

Weight gain

Slow wound healing

Breathing Problems

There is no concrete diagnosis for "cell attack." We just know our bodies are bombarded by toxins daily and we compound the matter when we don't stick to good health routines.

We can't eat our way back to health because our food supply, even organic, is greatly harmed by modern farming practices, processing, produce picked too early, and environmental toxins finding their way into the soil.

We now know we must take more action to make up for these deficits in the environment.

In my office I offer 2 great products that can be taken separately or together.

1) Nopalea cactus juice - containing anti-oxidants that are rare in our diet.
2) Rythmia genetic supplement - focused on clinically proven DNA healing

Nopalea is a whole food, fruit juice of the nopal cactus. In order to thrive in the desert heat, it needs betalains. We benefit from betalains because it puts out the fire of systemic inflammation that damages our cells. It tastes great for people who like to drink their nutrition.

Rythmia was designed to combat the five causes of aging.
DNA healing science
1- inflammation
2- oxidation
3- methylation
4- glycation
5- DNA damage
Rythmia contains a number of high quality super foods with a patented formulation for synergistically delivered nutrient flooding. It's like 5 supplements in one bottle.

Why do I recommend both?

I will recommend both because we need variety in our supplementation, just the same way we need variety in our diet. Whole food supplements are readily absorbed by the body because they are recognized as "real" foods, so a variety provides good balance.

Ask me for more information. Start using these products as soon as you can. You'll never get this from health care reform.

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

--Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate

Vital Aging Home Study Course

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Could Your Lifestyle be Unhealthy and You Just Don't Know It?

Can you answer these questions?

1) How much gluten do you eat in a day?

If you can't answer this in 2 seconds, you have degenerative health issues due to what you are eating.

2) Do you know why vegetables by themselves are not as healthy as they could be?

Answer it, quickly!

3) Do you know if you are overloaded with heavy metals and chemicals?

First Line Therapy is a health coaching program that teaches us how to modify lifestyle for optimal health. Most of us have many bad habits, and we also assume we eat a balanced diet. The environment also plays a role in how we metabolize foods in a way that is causing us harm.

First Line Therapy is based on TLC, therapeutic lifestyle change.

Leading health organizations now recommend TLC as the "first line of therapy" for treating and reducing the risk of common conditions such as:

•High cholesterol
•High blood pressure
•Metabolic syndrome
•Type 2 diabetes
•Cardiovascular disease
•Conditions related to aging
Lifestyle choices are also the key to addressing other health concerns and symptoms, such as:

•Hormone imbalance
•Low sex drive
•Stress-related symptoms
•Poor memory or lack of mental clarity
•And many others

First Line Therapy is available through the office. Watch this video and ask me how you can get involved.

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

--Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate

Vital Aging

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Wellness Book Club

I have a number of practice members who I talk to about the books we are reading. It is sort of like an informal book club during their adjustment.

I told someone about the book 10 10 10 by Suzy Welch the other day. 10-10-10 means thinking about what really matters when you are in the middle of a frustrating or stressful situation. Ms. Welch advised us to stop for a moment and decide what the impact of the situation will be in the next 10 minutes, then 10 months, then 10 years.

Someone said to me, "I could have used that last night."

In the realm of health and spinal stability, how will your mechanical, chemical, and emotional stress effect you in the next ten minutes, ten months, ten years? This is why my office is a weekly lifetime care office and visits are discounted for wellness care. Stress damage is sneaky. Consistent care counts.

Tell me what you're reading

Now it's your turn.

Use the comment section to tell others what recent wellness books you have been reading. Do comment on other's comments. Are there some particular titles that many of us have already read. We can have a book club right here, too.
See you at the table...the adjusting table.
-Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dave Ramsey Can Equate Money with Health

Dave Ramsey always has pearls of wisdom on his radio show.

Today I heard him say, "You will never borrow yourself into success."

He often preaches that borrowing money for business is not ideal. Starting small, buying as you go and expanding as the business increases is the way to
last long term.
The same can be said for personal health.

You cannot drug yourself into health.

Taking prescription drugs is like borrowing on a currency system that will collapse.
Health will only change through sincere behavior change.

Paul Zane Pilzer, Nobel Prize Winning Economist and Author is quoted saying: “Today about 95% of the prescription drugs sold are Maintenance drugs-drugs that treat only the symptoms of a disease, and that you are expected to take for the rest of your life.”

But changing behavoir is not drugery. It is difficult when you don't have support, but mind-set matters.

When you don't know what you have, you don't know how to take care of it.

I don't mean what diagnosis do you have. I mean do you know the mastery of the human body and how wonderful it is? We are self-healers or we are self-defeaters.

Learn how your body works. You'll fall in love and make powerful changes in your life.

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

-Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Coach


What is Vital Aging?


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Vitamin D Needs Magnesium

Taking Vitamin D is futile without Magnesium.

When you take Vitamin D but do not have enough Magnesium, you will increase the Magnesium deficiency.

Taking Vitamin D does not raise Vitamin D levels when Magnesium deficiency is present.


Do you have a Magnesium deficiency? Here are some symptoms:


Hypertension or high blood pressure





High Cholesterol

Muscle Cramps

Chronic Back Pain


Muscular Pain


Heart Disease

Atrial Fibrillation

Heart Palpitations



Sudden Death in patients with Congestive Heart Failure


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Kidney Stones

Why are we deficient in Magnesium? It's in a lot of foods!

1. Prescription drugs
2. Caffeine
3. Calcium is a Magnesium antagonist
4. Fortified foods contain more Magnesium antagonists
5. Whole grains - due to phytates and fiber leeching out Magnesium

Interesting article:
Nearly everyone has a Magnesium deficiency and doesn't know it.

More on Magnesium

Dr. Lutz in his book: Life Without Bread discusses how a high carbohydrate diet interferes with absorption of vitamins and minerals.
Confused yet? Don't feel that way. Just count your carbs and keep it at 72 grams a day.

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

--Dr. Lisa

Your Health Freedom Advocate

Vital Aging

Friday, September 17, 2010

Heart Expo-No Go

They are big marketing grabs. Health fairs. They offer free testing especially for cholesterol and diabetes. They want you to feel like you are being proactive about your health. But, then what happens when you have high numbers? It’s time for drugs. Some are expensive. Some are discounted through insurance. But they have expensive side effect risks and rob you of your zest and energy. The real problem is never addressed. Why do you have high blood sugar, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol?

Drugs might be cheap but side effects are not.

I will give you one big secret: Follow Dr. Lutz’s 72 Gram Plan and you will never need to go to these expos again. If you stick to the 72 Gram Plan, you don’t have to worry about these tests, period. You can skip them!

Sign up for my report: Ending Diet Frustration.

Live like you mean it.
Chiropractic is Empowered Living.

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

--Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Free to a Good Home: Health

Health isn't free. It takes work and personal effort (outside the doctor's office). If someone gives away a puppy, it needs to go to a good home. The owner must be responsible enough to attend to the puppy's needs. Most animal shelters will interview the future owner to make sure the pup and the owner are a good match.

That doesn't happen with health. We all have come with a body and a brain, but not a how-to manual. Hopefully, the vitalistic message of self-directed health care is getting out there to the masses. Your interest and desire to spread the word is very important. As wellness enthusiasts, all my readers have the opportunity to influence others and maybe save someone's life with important health information.

Here is something really free to a good home.

I was introduced to a powerful liquid nutritional drink that puts out the fires of disease producing inflammation. I am hosting a tasting party and will give a free full size bottle to anyone who books a Taste of Health Freedom Party in the next week. Book a party and find out how you can get a special chiropractic/massage package, too.

The secret anti-inflammatory nutrient that isn't in our regular diet is betalains.
If you don't know how inflammation damages the body, understand these 4 causes:
(Things I talk about a lot.......)


We usually think of trauma as a direct injury that causes pain and distress. However, a sedentary lifestyle is also a serious cause of trauma. Why? Because our body was made to move! The more we move, the more we are able to move – and the more we want to move. The less we move, the less we are able to move. Our muscles and other tissues shorten and atrophy. Then, any movement causes injury. So, the less we move, the less we want to move.


Toxicity causes cells to rupture in the same way that a needle causes a balloon to pop. Is there any doubt that we live in a toxic world? An article in National Geographic estimated that humans create 700,000 tons of pollution and waste every day! Between these "exotoxins" (toxins created outside our body), and "endotoxins" (toxins created inside our body), we are bathed in inflammation-producing poison every moment of every day. Any successful strategy for reducing inflammation must address the level of toxins we face.


Deficiencies also cause inflammation. For example, an omega-3 essential fatty acid (EFA) deficiency leaves the cell walls weak and unable to function normally. Again, cells are like balloons. If the balloon membrane is too thin, even a normal amount of air will make it pop. If the cell wall is too thin because of an omega-3 EFA deficiency, even normal cell activity will cause the cell to pop and trigger the domino effect of inflammation. Similarly, deficiency of other nutrients can have a catastrophic effect on cells within your body. (A deficiency in oxygen, water, sleep and circulation can also trigger inflammation.)


Emotional distress is also a cause of inflammation. When we appraise a situation to be stressful, our brain releases chemicals called catecholamines that trigger the release of many inflammatory processes. For example, stress causes the release of insulin – a pro-inflammatory hormone. Too much stress over too long a period of time will cause insulin resistance (IR), which is associated with obesity. Other stress-related chemicals reduce circulation to our digestive and reproductive systems and trigger inflammation from blood deficiency. Stress is a serious cause of inflammation!

What does inflammation feel like?
It feels like:
heart conditions
high blood pressure
weight gain can feel completely painless.

Let me know healthy you want to feel. It's free to a good home.

--Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate


Why Prevention Programs Miss the Mark

Dr. Candace Pert has been one of the most influential "new biology" researchers in our time. If you ever want to read a good book about the evolution of health care thinking, open up her book titled Molecules of Emotion.

The following quote from pg 285 demonstrates how she grew as a lifelong learner from the restraining halls of the “old science” laboratory to her independence as a mind-body researcher. She also explains why I believe most prevention programs are insufficient...

I put this article on my Vital Aging Mind-Set Blog.

Click Here to Read.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

From crisis thinking to critical thinking

We're all lousy during a crisis.

Chiropractic to some is just a quick crack to make them feel better.
To others it takes more than a quick crack. Chiropractic care on a regular basis helped them work slowly through long term stress on their spine and organs. There are others who caught on right away to the understanding that chiropractic keeps lighting a small spark that infuses the nervous system with intelligent energy. They know the best time for chiropractic is when they are doing fairly well.

When you come in for care, at your first visit I will push you to change from crisis thinking to critical thinking. When we are in a crisis, we don’t think well at all and leave it up to others to take care of us. Once the crisis is over, I want people to “rethink” how they will take care of themselves.

I want them to rethink that the power that made the body heals the body and seeking something outside of the body is more likely foreign and out of sync with the body. We need to think critically about our actions and thoughts that may not be helpful to us so we can replace them. Congruency will bring us better health.

If you want to learn more about congruency, visit my wall in the adjusting room. I post simple reminders so we don’t forget chiropractic is unique because our gift of life is even more unique.

Chiropractic is more than a “treatment.” It is a tool of self growth.

See you at the table…the adjusting table.

Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Which Camp Should Get More $ ?????

For this post I want to take you to my Vital Aging blog.

I want us to take a serious look at how disease is "fought" in this country. While we are "fighting" so hard we are ignoring our precious bodies that take such good care of us. We starve our bodies. We put toxins in our bodies (in the name of diease treatment!). And we don't rest our bodies or get adequate exercise.

All disease acts the same. But we try different approaches that don't make physiological sense.

When you read the article, you also learn why Vital Aging needs to be in the home.

Click Here Now.

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

Dr. Lisa

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cholesterol Lies We Will Take to the Grave

Muscle pain and weakness are big signs your body tissues are breaking down. Let that last part of the sentence sink in. Body tissues are breaking down. Since we don't just disintegrate instantly like something out of science fiction, we still need to take this situation seriously so we don't accelerate the problem with over the counter drugs, poor nutrition and dehydration.

Dr. Mercola wrote another article on the cholesterol myth that makes people think they can't live without statin drugs.


He notes cholesterol is a life saving component of cells keeping cell membranes intact. It is so important the liver recylces it. But we are on a quest to keep it low???? That's like starvation.

Statin drugs actually activate a gene that causes muscle atrohpy. Talk about accelerated aging. Other side effects are increased cancer risk, depression, dizziness, nerve damage in the hands and feet, cognitive problems such as memory loss, and liver problems.

Cholesterol will rise when the body is trying to protect itself. We need to find out why it is stressed and reverse the stress (instead of drug it).

Often stress responses become unhealthy patterns memorized by the nervous system. Be sure to "unwind" the nervous system with chiropractic adjustments.

Cholesterol is a direct response to inflammation. The better approach is ask why is the body so inflammed?

Here are some reasons from Dr. Mercola:
•Oxidized cholesterol (cholesterol that has gone rancid, such as that from overcooked, scrambled eggs)
•Eating lots of sugar and grains
•Eating foods cooked at high temperatures
•Eating trans fats
•A sedentary lifestyle
•Emotional stress

I will also add this: dehydration.

Please look at the logical reasons the body is stressed.
Our bodies are not defective. It does all it can to preserve your life.
You should, too.

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

Dr Lisa
Health Freedom Advocate


Forget cholesterol lies....get healthy with the Vital Aging Protocol



Monday, August 09, 2010

Get More Water, Especially Before Bed

I've talked about it over and over during office visits. Waking up in pain is a sign of dehydration. Not getting enough water is an enormous but easily fixable problem. Visit Dr. B's famous website Water Cure.

The body needs water for night time body work. The body is digesting and assimilating the diet most of the night and water is needed for these metabolic processes.

Getting enough water before bed will actually help you sleep better and stop the nighttime bathroom visits. You may disagree, but it's true. Try it.
Follow up with Dr. Mercola's article on insomnia and dehydration:

Read Mercola's Article Here.

Sleep apnea is also a problem that throws off body processes, but the dehydration issue is one that we can all do better.

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

Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate

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Friday, August 06, 2010

Worker's Compensation Benefits at Risk

Worker's Compensation is trying to change the laws in NYS to make chiropractic, (among other treatments) limited. Read about the law here.

It is an attempt to save money, but in the long run will make people sicker and make them more prone to disability.

Time is running out to make our personal comments known to the committee. Please write a letter to the committee using such as the following example:
Cheryl M. Wood
New York State Workers’ Compensation Board
20 Park Street, Room 400
Albany, New York 12207

Dear Ms. Wood:

I am an injured worker and a chiropractic patient in the State of New York. It has come to my attention that the Workers’ Compensation Board has published proposed medical treatment guidelines for use by practitioners working within the Workers’ Compensation system. I am writing to express my concerns regarding the guidelines in their current form.

My greatest concern with the medical treatment guidelines as they are proposed is that I will not be able to receive the treatment I need to continue to fully recover from my injury. The guidelines provide an outline for treatment of a typical, uncomplicated case. If my injury turns out to not be a typical case, then I fear I may be denied the treatment I need. Additionally, if my doctor is using a treatment that is not recommended in the guidelines, but is working for me nonetheless, the doctor may not be allowed to provide that treatment anymore. This is distressing. As a patient injured on the job, my goal is to return to work as quickly as possible and I do not want anything to hinder my ability to get better and go back to my job. Finally, I do not want to be in pain. What will happen if I follow the course of treatment recommended by my doctor but I am still in pain and the guidelines do not recommend any more treatment? I am very worried about what will happen then.

My doctor explained to me that representatives of the chiropractic profession have submitted formal comments and offered specific recommendations concerning the proposed medical treatment guidelines to make sure that only appropriate and necessary care is rendered to injured workers in New York State. I urge you in the strongest possible way to carefully review these submissions and adopt those changes where necessary and appropriate.

I hope that my comments, and the comments submitted by state chiropractic organizations provide you with a comprehensive overview of the injured worker under chiropractic care, and the chiropractic profession’s concern with the current version of the proposed New York State Workers’ Compensation Board Medical Treatment Guidelines.




City, State, Zip

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My people die from a lack of knowledge

Watch this video of Dr. Chester Wilk. I talked with him a year ago about the need to spread the word on safety in health care and how chiropractic plays a crucial role.

He notes that chiropractors in hospitals would greatly reduce the need for surgeries and drugs. The dollars saved would be in the millions. How about the lives saved?

The drug industry spends more money on selling drugs than it does on making drugs. Does that make sense?

Chiropractic has more published studies on adjustments than many medical treatments.

He also says the current health care crisis is like putting a band aid on a hemorrhage when a tourniquet is needed.

He quotes Jesus, who is our greatest physician: "My people die from a lack of knowledge."

The knowledge is out here, join in the vitalistic health movement.

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

Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Would you gain 90 pounds for a good cause?

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Meet Paul "PJ" James. He is a personal trainer and model. He decided to gain weight so he could see what it was like for people struggling to lose weight. In five months he gained 90 pounds eating anything he wanted, whenever he wanted. He could eat 4 pizzas in one sitting. His calorie intake was about 15,000 per day. The average person needs about 2,000 calories a day so he was eating enough food for 7 people.

Most people don't gain weight that quickly. We put on 2-5 pounds a year gradually eating a diet we consider normal or maybe a little bit indulgent. Naturally his health was affected and he had a lot of pain. His liver and kidney functioning were becoming stressed and his blood sugar was putting him at risk for diabetes.

Last July he began working out to lose the weight and had his experiences filmed for a documentary that will be out soon. He isn't revealing anything more, since we have to watch it when it comes out for public viewing. I will be curious to hear how he worked through his obstacles. He stated the emotional impact take a very big toll on him.

I wouldn't recommend this kind of experiment, but it will be interesting to see what kind of changes he will institute with his future clients. Looking for the big secret or lucky approach seems to grab the headlines because obesity and overweight issues but his story will certainly provide insight on the long term needs of anyone who is overwhelmed with health concerns.

In his situation, he was speeding up the aging process creating the foundation for diseases that typically become problematic for older adults. The bad news is seen in children and young adults who are now developing type II diabetes, now a recent phenomenon.

I welcome you to learn more about the Vital Aging Protocol that is now offered in the office. We will address the five causes of aging:
(1) methylation
(2) glycation
(3) inflammation
(4) oxidation
(5) DNA damage

Mr. James experienced all these with his experimental life style change.
The most exciting part of his transformation is that he probably (I'm guessing, now) did it without any fancy technology offered by the medical arena. Healthy eating, and fitness will be his likely ammunition since he already is a personal trainer and he has this advantage. If he relied on pain medication, anti-inflammatories, prediabetes and cholesterol meds, this will be an interesting caveat since people on medication hang on to weight gain due to the toxic nature of drugs.

The Vital Aging Protocol is easy access and affordable, so I urge anyone interested to stay positive. We can be successful.

Here are some news stories about Mr. Paul James:

ABC news story

Herald Sun news story

See you at the table...the adjusting table.
-Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Free Book Offer / Free Reports Online

Vital Aging: the new health science

Nothing too new for the blog right now except for 2 office announcements so bear with me as I do some house-keeping.

(1) Get your free copy of God Made Women Not Estrogen Dominance.
Read a Sneak Preview Here.
I am looking for 2 or 3 folks who want to read the book and then participate in an interview for recording so I can make some educational recordings. You will get a free book to keep.

(2) Get Your Free Special Reports

I am introducing my new health program called Vital Aging, an important new way to look at health and healing. I want us to look beyond our aches and pains and look at the long term outlook because all disease starts out with the nagging aches and pains we ignore.

What your back pain really means and why chiropractic will let you down. (Why did I say that?)

Why are women tired?

You really have a dirty mind and it is killing you.


Don't forget, renew your PCD membership on time so you don't lose your current discount rate.

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

Dr. Lisa

--Your Health Freedom Advocate

Pain and Fatigue Ends Now


Thursday, July 08, 2010

PCD: Don't Lapse & Lose

Don't lapse and lose.

PCD members, renewal dates are coming up. Be sure to renew before your membership ends, otherwise you will only be eligible for the current PCD discount, which is $70 for one month of unlimited care.

Remember kids under 21 living at home are included under one parent membership.

Renew on line: or in the office. Use your membership number that is printed on your ID card.

I have a new special for PCD members: anyone who stays on auto-ship with Rythmia core nutrition/genetic supplement will qualify for $40 a month unlimited care instead of $70.

Why is PCD important?

Most insurance is not chiropractic-friendly. Coverage is very limited and someone in no pain is not covered. But, why would they do that? They don't know that consistent chiropractic care actually lowers over-all health costs.

With PCD there is no deductible, no copay, and no restrictions on your care. Just pay a low annual fee. I've seen many of the other discount programs that charge a monthly rate of $10.00 to $20.00. PCD is by far the best deal in town.

Thanks for being so in tune with your health.

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

Dr. Lisa

What does back pain really mean?

Sunday, July 04, 2010

What Hank Med Can Teach Us

If you haven't watched the USA show, Royal Pains, you have been enjoying the summer outside. Congratulations. I caught up on a few episodes online and found it to provide an interesting lesson about underlying healthy risks that we all take for granted.

In one episode Dr. Hank Lawson discovered an actor who had numbness in his legs and poor balalnce was suffering from zinc poisoning. Part of his costume was a denture made up of scary teeth so he could be the ominous "Garbage Collector." His use of denture cream made him so toxic he was loosing control of his muscles. How many elderly people are given prescription drugs to combat muscular problems that are assumed to be a part of aging?

With another client, he discovered old chemicals in the client's basement causing mercury poisoning which was causing sleeplessness, anxiety and poor coordination. Not everyone the luxury of a doctor that makes home visits but it is telling how important environmental health is for us.

It is crucial that we take a dissecting look at what is around us at home and at work. Chemicals that seem innocent are in shampoo and make up. The gargage probably contains decades of dangerous products. Electrical appliances also disuptive to our delicate inner electrical systems within the brain and nervous systems.

Doctors may ask a lot of pertinent health questions, but because they really have no idea how you are living on a daily basis, they don't know you at all.

What you do matters.
See you at the table...the adjusting table.

Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate


Vital Aging

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Your Prevention Practices are Inadequate


Chronic degenerative disease is a major problem in the U.S. It is a big reason why health care reform is wanted so badly but is unable to be successful. Sickness is expensive when prevention is inadequate.

Most of us practice inadequate prevention without even knowing it. Sure, fitness is a big deal. Eating properly is a big deal. But, we don't go far enough. We feel good in our minds knowing we are attempting to have better lifestyles, but it doesn't add up and the statistics show it. You can click on the chart above to see it enlarged.

If diet and exercise is not enough, what are we supposed to do? You have to understand the more specific causes of ill health. When I was writing God Made Women Not Estrogen Dominance, it became clearer to me that there are many environmental and societal problems not addressed in the health care industry. That is why I have nicknamed it Half Care Health Care.

The solution is to learn about the "missing links" in what creates health. While you are doing this, you will need to let go of the "links" that are not useful in this endeavor. Many old ideas about health are based on fighting disease once it pops up. This is disempowering because the stress of dealing with a crisis can take away someone's resolve to learn about natural options that rebuild health.

If someone is dealing with a diagnosed disease, it is necessary to find out how to rebuild health, not fight the disease process. The disease process is a signal that the body hasn't been rebuilding on a consistent basis. We can learn how to fill in the gaps. Someone in this situation can talk to me about CMAS (crypto-metabolic aging syndrome) and how to address it through self-directed natural care.

For people who are interested in prevention, it is time to learn how to fill in the gaps of prevention by learning about genetic damage, detoxification, and peri-neural vibrational dysfunction. You will learn how to enhance your diet and fitness routine.

If you have any of the following concerns below, you can benefit from CMA education. (CMA stands for crypto-metabolic aging.

[ ] Obese or overweight
[ ] High blood pressure
[ ] Poor cholesterol and triglyceride numbers
[ ] Inefficient insulin/diabetes or pre-diabetes
[ ] Arthritis and/or fibromyalgia
[ ] Pre-menopause or menopause or postmenopausal age
[ ] Any unpleasant sign of aging
[ ] genetic dysfunction
[ ] Impaired detoxification
[ ] Peri-neural vibrational dysfunction

Look for more information and future office classes.

See you at the table...the chiropractic table.

Dr. Lisa

--Your Health Freedom Advocate

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Using the Wrong Tactics on Unrecognized Diseases

Don't Put Up with "Half Care" Health Care Anymore

This sounds like a contradiction, but it is an eye opener. We know there are chronic health problems. We know people are sick. Until we admit the full extent of how these problems got started and how we are reacting to them insufficiently, we will still be sick. And don't count on health care reform. It will be more of the same.

I am offering a special incentive to practice members who want more information.

In the meantime, look at my check list below and ask me if you want to stop the hidden health problem that is not getting enough attention:

Get the hidden illness out in the open.

Check off any that apply to you:

[ ] Obese or overweight
[ ] High blood pressure
[ ] Poor cholesterol and triglyceride numbers
[ ] Inefficient insulin/diabetes or pre-diabetes
[ ] Arthritis and/or fibromyalgia
[ ] Pre-menopause or menopause or postmenopausal age
[ ] genetic dysfunction * (how do you know you have this?)
[ ] Impaired detoxification * (how do you know you have this?)
[ ] Peri-neural vibrational dysfunction * (how do you know you have this?)
[ ] Any unpleasant sign of aging

If you have a few questions on your mind, good! We're moving in the right direction. Ask me at your next appointment:
What are the real health problems and how do I face them appropriately?

Remember last year when I blogged about health care being unrealistic in cost and efficiency?
Read it again and ask me how to get healthy without expensive technology and scare tactics.
Read it Here

See you at the table...the adjusting table.
Your Health Freedom Advocate

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Your Chiropractic Adventure Starts Here!

I receently created a new slide show for new practice members. It provides a short introduction to the wellness aspects of chiropractic and describes how this office is different from other chiropractic specialties.

I invite you to take a look at it and show to friends who may not understand all the benefits chiropractic provides.

Maybe you need a refresher, so take look.


Don't forget to be on the look out for the summer time series of talks based on my lastest book release: God Made Women Not Estrogen Dominance.

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

Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate