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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.