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Monday, November 26, 2012

The Doctored is In

My copy of the new documentary, "Doctored," came in.  You can watch it in the office.  It will be playing it in the waiting room for quite a while.   It has an important message about patients' freedom to choose the health care they want.  

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

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Chiropractic Subluxation: Knowledge Saves Your Health

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The chiropractic adjustment is the star of the show when it comes to clearing the spine of subluxations.

The term subluxation has a very different and important meaning to chiropractors.  In the medical realm a subluxation is a partial dislocation in a joint.  In chiropractic it is a process describing how the body responds to stress with the spine as a central distributor of life saving information.  

Clearly, we want our central information distributor to be working at its best.  While most health care practitioners see chiropractic as a treatment for back pain, chiropractors see the long term consequences of ignored subluxations as a contributor to auto-immune disorders.

We are concerned with auto-immune disorders because they are on the rise.

The subluxation process is a weakness and fixation in the spine that also weakens how the body stands up to stress.  The body will begin to attack itself, in a similar way that auto-immune diseases attack the body.  Somehow the message of healing is mixed up and degeneration replaces the healing response.

Subluxations do not only come from the spine.  Subluxations can be response from organ stress, muscle stress, or emotional stress.  Whenever there is inflammation, a toxic reaction, a fight or flight response, a subluxation will be noticed in the spinal joints.  

A subluxation in a spinal joint sends signals to the brain that then creates one or more of the following:
  • pallor: pale skin due to decreased oxygen in the skin, and mucous membranes
  • nausea 
  • dizziness
  • faintness
  • syncope
  • change in blood pressure (hmm... "they" say the cause of high blood pressure is unknown)
  • change in respiration (do you know anyone with chronic breathing problems?)
  • change in heart rate 
  • reduced blood flow at the joint (this causes joint damage)
  • muslce spasm (painless)
  • sometimes pain

Pain is not always a reaction in subluxated joints, since pain is perceived in the brain with an emotional attachment.  

Pain occurs when there is a sustained and intense stimulus on the body.  It can be from: 
  • an injury, 
  • chemical stress 
  • dietary stress that impairs smooth muscle activity
  • emotional stress that sends brain chemicals down the spinal cord that disrupts body functions
  • a previously learned brain pattern that increases pain intensity for no reason or with minor injuries
With this knowledge you have the opportunity to take better care of your health.  When you know how to utilize chiropractic care properly, you can help yourself heal without the confusing, illogical methods of drug treatment.

I will continue on this topic in future posts.

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

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Shop for Supplements that Don't Harm

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Chiropractic care teaches us to make our adjustments powerful.  Nutrition is one way to make your adjustments explode with healing power and fantastic energy!

This is why you need to attend this health talk in the office:

Vitamin Villains!

Learn to read your supplement labels so you have health not harm.
Do you know the correct name of the vitamin that is safe for the body? (yes, some are not safe.)
Do you know what minerals have the best absorption?
Bring in your bottles and we will dissect the labels

Friday, Nov. 16, 2012  12:30 PM, please register by calling the office.

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

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Chiropractic Insights: You Are Your Health Care

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Here is my chiropractic article in this week's Citizen.  I debunk the myth that insurance coverage makes you healthier.
We need insurance for emergencies and hospitalizations, but chronic health problems should not really be the burden it is on the health system.  It starts with us.


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

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Chiropractic Teaches Us to Look Deeper at ...Digestive Health

[Yahoo Auburn Chiropractor 13021]  Chiropractic adjustments can do so much for health.  One example is perking up poor digestion.  Do you have a subluxation that interferes with the nerve function in the digestive tract?

What is a subluxation?  It means "partial dislocation," a non-complex term to describe a fixated spinal joint that   impairs nerve activity between the brain and body organs, muscles, blood vessels, etc.

Viscero-somato or Somato-vicero  (internal organ to structure or structure to internal organ....which came first the chicken or the egg)

A subluxation is part of a damaging process that weakens the immune system, so we need to take a closer look at how the body is functioning under the stresses of subluxations.  

Originates at an Organ
A subluxation could mean the stress begins at an organ and sends stress signals to the spine thus impacting brain responses and causing tight muscles because they share the same nerve root at the center of the body.  If the stress starts at an organ it likely stems from a poor lifestyle habit such as poor diet.

Originates at the Structure
A subluxation could also be originating at the spine from a trauma that eventually makes the nerves change how an organ functions. 

Digestion is a big topic in chiropractic because correcting one aspect isn't enough without correcting all aspects.   Adjustments alone don't work and dietary changes alone don't work.

If you haven't taken the Neuro-Digestive-Stress test in the office in the last 6 months, it's time to repeat it.  It is a hand written test that takes less than three minutes to complete.

When you retake your Neuro-Digestive-Stress test I will explain some important dietary issues that most people find confusing.  But I say it's time to clear it up and get people feeling better.

1) Meats, eggs and "Good" fats such as coconut oil, butter, lard, naturally occurring animal fats, etc. are the easiest foods to digest compared to carbs (plant foods).

2) Iron assimilation is entirely dependent on protein metabolism and not so much on iron tablets.

3) Fiber is the worst thing for digestion

I'll be ready to answer your questions.  See you at the table....the adjusting table.

--Dr. Lisa
--Your Health Freedom Advocate

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Chiropractic Teaches Us to Look Deeper at Health Questions

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Chiropractic adjustments can be really awesome.  Most people feel positive changes very quickly.  That's great news to hear.  It also moves us to a different place when it comes to understanding health.  Because chiropractic looks at the body as a strong healing force.  The body has its own power.  Sadly we hear more negative messages about our own abilities to heal and handle life's stresses.

The latest news today has come out about cholesterol levels and our cholesterol levels are better than what they were 20 years ago.  And yes, statin use has increased 5 times since then.  That is not good news.  If we are relying more on chemical manipulation, we've learned nothing.

It pains me to hear this news story because cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease.  Inflammation is the biggest danger to heart disease.  And what's worse...people still worry about good cholesterol and bad cholesterol when there is no difference between the two.

These lies continue to persist and it breaks my heart to know people still believe them.

I had my blood tested last week to show my practice members that you can eat eggs and butter, which I do everyday.  I follow a Paleo/low carb lifestyle.  (Avoiding legumes, grains, and sugar).

My cholesterol is 201 ("they" want cholesterol to be below 200.) Personally, I think my cholesterol needs to be higher for better health and resistance.

My triglycerides are 66.  (under 150 is ideal.)

In chiropractic, the body is intelligent and we must not block the delivery of intelligent information through the nervous system.  Different stresses interfere with the transmission of appropriate nerve impulses to keep us alive.  When we understand how well equipped the body really is, we can question some of the health care practices that are considered mainstream and make a true educated decision for our own health freedom.

If you want more information come in on Thursday nights for a "Lied to Death" health seminar.  Call me to make your reservation.



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

Thursday, October 04, 2012

What's Your 10 Year Plan? 20 Year Plan

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We don't plan for sickness.  Who ever says, I am going to have a chronic disease that slows me down and possibly kills me?  But we all too often know someone who dies prematurely.
Can we change our overall health picture and reverse a chronic trend?
Where were you 10 years out.....time flies so quickly.  Ten years will be gone again before you know it.
Check out my latest article in the Citizen this week.


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

--Dr. Lisa
--Your Health Freedom Coach

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Why Should You Visit a Chiropractor?

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Why should you visit a chiropractor?  What does it mean to receive a chiropractic adjustment?
What is a chiropractic adjustment?

These are three powerful questions that can change your life.
I feel chiropractic is an important way to change your health and your overall outlook on life.  This is not the usual What's wrong?/Let's fix it mind set we are so used to in the health care market. I hope to offer you something different that gives you insight and self empowerment.

Some people use chiropractic after something uncomfortable has happened.  We can also use chiropractic to keep you ready for life's ups and downs.

Why should you visit a chiropractor?
I won't give you the exhaustive list of "chiropractic conditions."  There really is no chiropractic condition other than the desire to keep your body in tip top condition.

We often wait until we are not in tip top condition, but that's another story.  I won't give you the supposed list that starts out with back pain, head aches, carpal tunnel syndrome, pain during pregnancy, sciatica, bed wetting, ear infections, etc. . . .

Symptoms or diagnoses are just ways to describe what you are experiencing at the moment. But we do like to feel good and I don't blame anyone for that.

It is a good idea to visit the chiropractor to fine tune the spine, skull, and other joint connections that are changing the way your body handles stress.  That is a broad definition.  We need you to tell your story so we can focus on the areas of deficit that we can help.

I can't be more specific than that because someone would prematurely decide it's not what they need.  I'd hate for them to lose out on a great experience.  Regardless of what  a person needs, giving the spinal/nerve system an adjustment to improve movement and nerve flow is never a waste of time.

What does it mean to receive a chiropractic adjustment?
This means someone is open to releasing the stagnated areas of the spine and other joints so improved function can be achieved.

What is a chiropractic adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is a specialized force applied to the spine/joints by hand or instrument in order to maintain critical communication between the brain and body.  Some immediate responses between the brain and the body involve relaxed muscles, deeper breathing, reduced inflammation, and a better state that invites efficient healing.

Here's a better question that is pretty easy to answer.
Why do I need better communication between the brain and body?

(1) For starters, so pain (which is necessary and useful) isn't prolonged as long as we know what contributed to the painful event.

(2) We don't want misaligned joints (subluxations) to continually add more trauma to the spine and nerves leading to bone damage and hypersensitive nerves.

(3) We don't want subluxations to interfere with or slow down the immune system which would lead to other health problems.

(4) Subluxations can leave us in a prolonged state of "Flight or Fight" which adds more damage to the body with lingering symptoms such as high blood pressure, rapid heart beat, poor lung capacity, sluggish digestion, irritable bowels, fatigue, weight gain, etc.

(5) We do it without drugs!

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

-- Dr. Lisa
--Your Health Freedom Advocate

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Follow Us on Facebook

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The message of chiropractic doesn't get around enough.  We know so many folks are suffering because the story of chiropractic is unheard of the many people.  Some people may think Facebook is a nuisance, but it can be an effective, non-intrusive way to send some educational information to your friends.
They already know you go to the chiropractor.  Now you can share with them the passion you have for chiropractic.
Thanks for being here.

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

P.S.  If you haven't come to a "Lied to Death" session, you don't want to miss it.
We will be saving lives by stopping lies.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Chiropractic and Relationships

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Be a part of the connection.

Welcome to chiropractic where relationships are nurtured for their brilliance.

The power of touch is shared and spread around the world.  It can  reduce much of the world's suffering.  

It all starts with relationships powering relationships. 
 Chiropractic is the fuel.

Multiple relationships are in action:

1. The brain powers the body with nerve energy.

2. The spinal cord as an extension of the brain, shares the energy and sends responses back to the brain.

3. Movement and function are related. 

4. Healing needs movement and movement needs healing.

5. Hands adjusting the  spine ignites the valuable relationship between the physical nervous system and the non-physical nervous system.

6. The adjustment's goals cannot be achieved without the teamwork approach of the chiropractor and the person receiving the adjustment.

7. A shared belief in the healing process helps expand the health of the world.  

Remember the movie, Pay it Forward?

One person  influences another and each one does the same.

If chiropractic changes the way you make your mark on the world, all the folks you come into contact with are blessed by your talents.  Let them know how chiropractic  can do the same for them. 

While some in the  world look at chiropractic under a critical microscope, calling it unscientific,  complaining that our current understanding of physiology still cannot explain its wonderful process, attributing its success to the placebo effect or calling it just a frivolous waste of money, we don't have to deny ourselves the gift it adds to our own lives.  

Remember, each person is a gift.
Chiropractic is a gift.
We can do great things together.

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

--Dr. Lisa 
--Your Health Freedom Advocate

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Children are Lucky to have Chiropractic

Why are children lucky to have chiropractic?  Why am I jealous that I never received chiropractic care until I was an adult?


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

Saturday, September 01, 2012

When Health is Absent Disease Fills the Void

When health is absent disease fills the void.
What is pushing health out? 

Disease isn't to blame.
Disease takes advantage when health is kicked aside.

From a chiropractic perspective we know when the nerve system is stressed it can't power the body.  It is unable to send correct messages between the brain and the body.

There are other physiological factors that push health out of the picture, but chiropractic is like the oxygen mask on an airplane.  Passengers must put on their own oxygen mask before helping others.

Body organs don't work without a nerve supply.

Chiropractic focuses on giving the nerve supply a fighting chance.  The spinal adjustment is a very unique and  necessary way to fine tune stressed nerves.

What pushes health out?

__ Trauma to the spine
__  Old traumas, car accidents, falls
__ Traumas during childbirth or infancy

__  Poor diet
__ Poor sleep
__ Poor time management, stress management
__  Toxic overload
__  Unconditioned, weak muscles

Bring health back and there's no room for disease.

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

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Time is Brain, and so Chiropractic is Brain

This is my latest article published in the Citizen.
I've been fascinated by
how the brain works and what we know
is quite amazing.

Are you using your brain the best
Do you know the full
potential of your brain?
Chiropractic gives you more
access to you brain


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

Saturday, July 28, 2012

It Benefits You When People Around You Get Adjusted

Here is this month's Citizen article.  Click here to read it.
Here's to staying healthy with a healthy mind-set.
See you at the table...the adjusting table.
--Dr. Lisa 
--Your Health Freedom Advocate

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Adjusting a Spine that is Burning in Acid

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How well do your adjustments work if you're in an acidic  state?
It's similar to pushing a wagon that has square wheels?  How about trying to push that wagon with square wheels up a hill?

Chiropractic adjustments reset the unwanted body/mind patterns that slow you down.  
Unwanted body/mind patterns perpetuated by the spine promote disease.

We need to do all we can to make the resetting process of the adjustment easier and more efficient.

Step 1 - Follow the Paleo diet/72 gram plan 
             (Ask me if you're unsure what this is)   CLICK HERE FOR A SNEAK PEEK

Step 2 - Energize your water (Do you know why water doesn't hydrate you?  READ MORE HERE

See you at the table...the adjusting table

--Dr. Lisa
--Your Health Freedom Advocate

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Another reason chiropractic helps you....managing emotions

Some may call it the placebo effect.  If you think your ailment will go away quickly, it will.  If you take an aspirin and believe it will work, it does.

Now a recent study of brain scans of people with pain show that certain presentations in the brain can predict if someone will develop chronic pain.

The good news: chiropractic helps the brain, and chiropractic helps people make gains in their emotional health.  Check it out.  And get adjusted.


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

Friday, June 29, 2012

You Really Want Health, Not Health Care

Let's be honest here, folks do not want health care, they want health.  What's the difference?

This post could go on for days, so I will try to keep it concise.

Why are we in such fear?

People are really fearful of losing their health insurance.  They must have some sort of security that little plastic card gives them.  They stay in stressful jobs because a new job prospect is bleak and they work more for the health insurance than the paycheck.

Why are we in such fear?
1.Because we don't know and understand our bodies.  Plain and simple.
2.We also have addictions that start in the soul and then transfers to the body.  This is not just about drugs and alcohol.  We are addicted to poisonous foods and the lies used to promote our buying habits.
3. We don't have real care for the soul when it comes to addictions.
4. We have addictions to prescriptions because we don't know our bodies.
5. We are fooled by the term "side effects" and convince ourselves it is the lesser of two evils.
6. We convinced ourselves to like being sick and this dependency just continues as a vicious cycle.

Are you still healthy when you have access to health care?

What do you get from a visit to the physician's office?  Vitals are recorded.  Blood work is recorded.  Symptoms are measured in some fashion.  A professional with experience explains how disease progresses and tells you what to expect. Sometimes you are told to take a medicine to change the numbers on your blood test.  Most of the time the numbers don't change and even if they improve, you don't feel better.

The best thing you can do with your physician visits is take the numbers that they record and use them as a guide.  Your health is determined by what you do outside of the office, not inside.

The cost of obtaining health is very reasonable
You don't need a prescription for the most basic ways of getting healthy.  Your everyday habits make you healthy or risk your health.  Changing your habits is up to you. Procedures are expensive, there's no argument there.  But, prevention needs to be utilized more than procedures.

Would long lines and worse service make you do healthier things?
 I talk to people almost everyday who say they skipped the ER because they didn't want to wait all day to be seen.  It is usually on a weekend and then they wait to see me.  Obviously it wasn't an emergency.  We need to help people understand what really is an emergency.  By the time they come to see me they are somewhat improved and the feeling of panic has been long gone.  This is where knowing and understanding your body comes in.  It helps reduce panic.  When someone sees me after they got over the panic, we are always talking about knowing and understanding their bodies. It is a time of learning and a pep-talk about doing the things that are more nurturing to the body.  Getting out of pain is not the issue.  Getting through an acute illness is not the issue.  Knowing and understanding the body makes a huge difference.

Do you want to know and understand your body?
1.Visit me.
2. Get adjusted more often than you are getting adjusted now.
3.Take the neuro-digestive stress test every six months and learn how to translate your body language of stress.

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

P.S. Chiropractic   .  .  .  What's that?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

What Do Short Cuts Really Mean?


You take a short cut when driving to avoid traffic.  Makes sense.
Do you take short cuts when cooking?  Sometimes.  You can make a cake with applesauce instead of oil.
Do you take short cuts when building a house.  Well, we know what happened to the three pigs!

Chiropractic is more than feeling better.  You can take a short cut anytime to feel better.
Chiropractic is about understanding our creation was no accident.  Body functions are very deliberate.  We understand that working with the body makes more sense than doing things that go against the natural laws of biology.

Being drug free is one of the best ways to understand this.  Avoiding drugs requires really knowing what it takes to make your body strong and efficient.

As your chiropractor, I thank you and salute you for taking the time to do things right.

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

--Dr. Lisa
--Your Health Freedom Advocate

Friday, June 01, 2012

Chiropractic Time Machine

Past, Present, Future 
Brought to you by your Nervous System Patterns.

Your nervous system patterns from your past impact your health today.
Your nervous system patterns today impact your future health.
We tune up your spine to tune up your nervous system.
The added energy boost helps you stick to your wellness plans.

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

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Don't Settle for Unfinished

I wrote a letter to the editor to my profession's trade journal and the letter was published this week.  I have it here for you to read.

The most important message I want to convey is that I don't do just half the job.  I will do the most thorough job and it is you  .....  the customer.... who is welcome to  benefit from it.

Insurance only wants to do half the job.  They pay for care that is only half finished.
Insurance does not pay for wellness, maintenance, or chronic care.

For your well-being, I urge my practice members to choose the fullest form of health building.
I offer ongoing care with no limits at an affordable rate.
Experience the change it can do for your life!

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Here is the link to the full article.

We Can Offer a Better Option
Dear Editor:
What a sad realization that we, as a profession, bow down and cut our own throats in the name of Medicare acceptance. The authors of the Medicare article did a fine job teaching the reader the requirements of Medicare. But why do we accept this? Shame on our chiropractic leaders years ago who let it be so. Shame on us now for not fighting for change.
Medicare's awful description is not subluxation reduction. It is temporary patchwork. I can get the same results with a shot of vodka. We've trained a population to seek chiropractic only when the tab is paid by someone else.
To make matters worse, the demanded documentation is worthless. There is nothing more boring than chiropractic notes describing a sore joint. Our notes should be documenting the miracles that happen when a sleeping nervous system is unlocked from its self- induced physiological prison.
I should be thankful my seniors come in for drug-free health-building, but they never experience true health-building. They get a few cracks on the spine that barely relieve the true nature of their nervous-system dysfunction. I don't even treat my spine that way.
Yet in the same issue as the Medicare article, we see a grand story about "Dr. Phil." He gets adjusted twice a week because consistency counts when it comes to receiving adjustments to combat a stressful world. We need to teach our older population the truth about their own healing and offer them a better option than Medicare.
Lisa Ann Homic, MEd, DC
Auburn, N.Y.

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

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Two Years of Dizziness

Here is a short story about someone who was told to "live with it."

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

--Dr . Lisa
--Your Health Freedom Advocate

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Are You Mimicking the Titanic

Here is today's Citizen article.


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

Your Health Freedom Advocate

Monday, May 07, 2012

News for May: AMBA Blood Screenings

What's New.... May 2012

1.Good News of the Day: You have a heart beat because you have a nervous system!

2. Summer Hours begin June 18th:
9-1 9-1 9-1
4-6 4-6 4-6

3. Has it been more than six months since your neuro-digestive-stress evaluation? It's very easy to re-take and see how well you have progressed. Make an appointment.

4. The AMBA Wellness program is taking appointments for low cost blood work.
It is taking place June 2, 2012 at the Auburn YMCA. A complete chemistry panel is $35. You can also get thyroid, C Reactive Protein, PSA, and colon kit for an additional smaller fee with a prescription.
Call me for a prescription. You will get copies of your blood work.

You must call 800-888-0890 to make an appointment.

5. How well does your nervous system control the traffic flow of healing energy? Remember: spinal subluxations “garble” the healing message.

Chiropractic is your “ON” switch.

Keep up with office news on the website:

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

--Dr. Lisa
--Your Health Freedom Coach

Saturday, April 21, 2012

P.S. Chiropractic -> Easy as 1 2 3

Welcome to P.S. Chiropractic
Power Source Chiropractic is the only language 
of health spoken at Dr. Lisa's office. 
Sometimes chiropractic is made out to be 
more complicated than it really is.
Sometimes people think they don't have 
a chiropractic problem.
When they think this way they 
miss out on something fabulous!

Chiropractic helps you access
your own personal power source.
If you don't know what that is,
stick around.  
Who you are and
what you accomplish 
comes from your 
power source.

What makes Chiropractic 
Easy As 
1   2   3?

Join me on an empowering journey:

#1 You are always healing.
Do you heal well or poorly?

Healing needs 2 things:

1.  Routine Chiropractic
For a clear
pathway between the
brain and body

2. Health Building Activities

Health Building Activities are needed to 
combat 3 types of stress.

Mechanical Stress
Exercise problems
Rest problems
Posture problems

Chemical Stress
Diet Stress

Emotional Stress
Faith Life

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

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Stress Doesn't Skip Body Parts

Stress doesn't skip body parts.  Every part of your body feels the brunt.  Don't forget about nerve health.  Check out my article from yesterday's Citizen.


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

--Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

When Did We Give Up Logic?

I came across this post about endometriosis being healed through the implementation of the paleo diet.  This article isn't just about endometriosis but about ignoring your natural inherent ways to function.  It is about covering up your own goodness, your original state.

Who knows when Alison began losing her original self?  Who knows when she began living an artificial life?  But isn't that what we all need to ask ourselves.  "When did we begin to live in a fake world?"

Fake emotions.

Fake foods.

Fake security.

Fake ideas.

Faking our lives pretending chemicals are just as good as God's creation.

When did we give up ownership over logic and move our trust outside of ourselves?

When did we give up thinking for ourselves?

When did we get lost in our symptoms focusing in on a microcosom of dysfunction.

When did we think the end of the river has nothing to do with the source of the river?

Read Alison's story here.

It's more than disease or dis-ease.  It is about how we view ourselves.

And then get over to the table....the adjusting table. We need to reclaim ourselves.

--Dr. Lisa
--Your Health Freedom Advocate

Primal Chiro

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

After the Stress

Alternate titles for this article:

When the doctor has troubles

Easy come easy go

So I let a mental stressor take over my life during the month of January.  For my poor family, I was not that much fun at home, especially in the evenings when we were all tired at the end of the day.  I worked through my issue and it has been a memory for quite some time.  That was in January and it is now March.

The problem is the after effects.  I let my diet go.  I let my workouts go.  I began staying up too late at night and  found it more difficult to get up early enough to do an adequate work out.  The diet is probably the easier one to fix.  I resumed better eating with a sincere commitment to myself.

I began taking the Metagenics supplement, Phyto-Multi and this gave me fast improvements. I slept better and had more energy.  I still have to make an effort to quit all my activities at 9 PM and just get to bed.  I am getting better at that, as well.

My workouts were probably affected the most and that is a little disheartening.  For two weeks at Christmas I allowed myself to eat anything I wanted and that didn't help when the new year rolled around.   When your carbohydrate intake is too high, you cannot work out with your usual intensity.  I always notice it the very next day after a high carbohydrate meal.  I get tired very quickly and my muscles give out much too soon.  It almost feels as if I am coming down with a cold.   (What's the big deal with carbs?)  (Whole grains are not your friend)

It's also easy to correct if  too much time hasn't elapsed.  If you lay off your work out for about two weeks you will have to start from scratch all over again.  That's how quickly we lose muscle tone.  If I go three days without a work out, I have to use lighter weights and take more rests.

During this time off the routine someone can easily come down with a cold or flu like illness and once that is over it takes even more time to get back into balance.

Lesson learned.

It isn't easy to get back up to speed.   I am blaming it on boredom with my current collection of workout DVDs. Often we blame aging and old injuries.But should we?

Before the thaw of winter finally comes by spring, I will be back to my usual routine.  I'm fed up with the dragging feeling.

So join me in turning over a new leaf ...or shamrock.
Don't forget to keep up with your adjustments.  And remember, adjustments don't work when the interference is greater.  Poor diet, lousy exercise, no sleep. dehydration, mineral deficiencies are all terrible interferences.

Stress effects have a prolonged effect.  That is why people are depressed, overweight, diabetic, having issues with metabolic syndrome.  The spine develops calcium deposits.  Muscles become spasmed. Scar tissue takes hold.  The brain loses healing connections with the body.

But not in our office.  We are dedicated to health building.

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

--Dr. Lisa
--Your Health Freedom Advocate

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Sunday, March 04, 2012

Auburn's Community Connections

I was one of the vendors at the YMCA health fair yesterday.  The hospital was providing blood testing services.  It was mentioned in this Citizen article here.  The YMCA holds a number of wellness events each year.

While I was there, I promoted the Change Your Plate Change Your Pain program.  This includes a quick survey that shows how the body is responding to dietary stress and I teach folks how to make healthier changes.

Margaret Hartman, a licensed occupational therapist who teaches deep water fitness provided information on how to add more balance to your day.  She was talking to health fair attendees about  recognizing how they react to various sensory stimuli that may cause them to spiral into a negative pattern of behavior, poor eating, and other quality of life issues in their relationships, ability to work, etc.

Connecshen Acpuncture was also there.  Susan Sheldon and I  were talking to another attendee how taking care of yourself is more than making it to your doctor appointments.  It can mean having to quit your job because the job demands are so out of balance that the immune system is weakened by lack of sleep, high cortisol output, etc.  Receiving a pay check is not as important when there is personal conflict due to unethical business practices, overwork, bullying co-workers, or an unsafe environment.

I ran into Kelly Cleason-Kelly, who graduated from my alma mater, NYCC.  She offers a free book on making food a complementary part of your lifestyle rather than an enemy that you are always at war with.  Her approach doesn't focus on restricting calories or banning a certain food.  She shows you how nourishing your body also nourishes your life's meaning.  CLICK HERE for her book.

I also met another upbeat lady, Michelle Dart who has devoted her nutrition expertise to diabetes education.  View her website here.  Something she didn't tell me is that she is an author of nursing textbook.  Look at it here. 

Deb Turner is a local partner with Seniors Helping Seniors, an organization that matches up seniors who help each other.  Ms. Turner is very inspirational to talk to.  She shared with me how valuable people are and this program helps older people remain purposeful in their community.  The founder of Seniors Helping Seniors worked with Mother Teresa in India for 14 years.  Ms. Turner is continuing a great lineage of handing down the gift of relationships.

Shelley Augustine is a Community Services Representative for Home Instead.  She emphasized the importance of older people feeling confident in their own homes.  After all, your home is your castle.  She was very cheerful and knows how to make a person feel good.  She boosted me up when she told me she reads my monthly Citizen columns!

I talked with fellow chiropractor, John Lesch.  We were discussing how the insurance industry has restricted chiropractic coverage which gives the public a limited view of chiropractic's health benefits.  Without our educational efforts, the public we deal with will miss out on important healing information.  We are dedicated to making sure our clients are well educated and tuned into their own healing power.

There is so much going on in our small city.  Please share these people's names with those who would benefit from their knowledge.

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

--Dr. Lisa
--Your Health Freedom Advocate



Saturday, March 03, 2012

Chiropractic Saved Me


My x-ray in 1995 was similar to this
one.  The curve was reversed from 
a head injury as a child in 1971.  I 
was forming bone spurs in my mid- 
twenties.  I had a 20-30 year head 
start on arthritis.

This resembles the beginning of 

very debilitating fibromyalgia and 

other pain syndromes.  Also, 

studies of mild brain trauma are 

showing a correlation with 
depression and bipolar disorder, 

especially in teens who play sports.

It wasn't back pain or a headache 
that brought me to chiropractic.  In 
fact, I was pain free when I 
received my first adjustment.

I had a condition more painful than a physical injury 
because it was not physically obvious.  I had a certain 
arrogance that would have taken my health away if I 
hadn't been exposed to chiropractic thinking 17 years 

I was arrogant about health and healing because I 
was young. I took my health for granted because I 
thought nothing would make me sick.  I thought I 
knew how to take care of myself.  Boy, was I wrong!  

I  worked with people who were challenged by the 
label of mental illness. They were told they had a 
brain imbalance and they needed a steady supply of 
brain altering drugs to keep them "normal" by 
society's rules.

No one proved they had brain problems.  No one 
measured brain improvements to check if  the drugs 
really helped.  No one gave them an option to stop 
taking these drugs.   It was all one sided and my 
clients were actually getting worse.
If you or someone you know
has suffered under the psychiatric system
become a member of the 

I started teaching a few of my clients about stress 
reduction techniques and dietary changes.  Much to 
my surprise, they were improving and gaining  self 
confidence.  While I was addressing their physical 
health I began to see how the state of the body has a 
great deal of influence on mental function.

I realized my job as a therapist was a joke. If the 
body isn't healthy, the mind stays stuck (more like 

After prayerful consideration to change careers, I 
looked at chiropractic.  I had no pain or health 
problems, but I volunteered in a chiropractor's office 
to learn about this drug free approach.

Not much of a science buff, I was awe struck when 
my new chiropractors (a married couple) taught me 
how the nervous system controls every cell, organ, 
body function, thought and emotion.  The nervous 
system is also considerably affected by the condition 
of the spine.  

It was also a major revelation when I learned how 
damage progresses for years but we don't feel it.

They showed me my X-rays and explained how 
mechanical disruptions of the spine adds incredible 
stress to the brain and spinal cord.  A sample X-ray 
above is very similar to my own X-rays.

This was a big mind shift to me.  I thought spinal cord 
damage was paralysis like Christopher Reeve.  I 
never considered milder forms of damage could have 
such an impact on disease and mental status.

If I never addressed this 17 years ago, I would have 
suffered from a gradual and progressive degenerative 
process. Pain doesn't show up until damage is fairly 
permanent.  Combine it with a stressful life style and  
poor nutrition and chronic disease takes hold.

I also learned chiropractic gave mental patients great 
results in the early 1900's before drug therapy 
became the monopolizing treatment.  It is now 
showing great promise for addiction recovery.

I often think about my therapy clients who felt 
helpless and defective.  Their nervous system/life 
force was stifled and no one offered them the release 
chiropractic can provide.

Chiropractic is not about pain relief.  Pain is  part of 
being human.  Chiropractic is about knowledge, 
personal power and being given options.  

My first interest is in mental wellness.   
Inside the mind are the sparks that ignite great 
ideas.  The body is the engine that allows us to push our ideas forward.  
They work as a team.

In my work as a mental health counselor I saw a serious separation 

between this awesome team.  
When physical health is not properly addressed, it clouds the mind.  
The body often 
gives us important clues.

Chiropractic rejoins the mind and body in an extraordinary 
way as the adjustment  enhances how the nervous system
 fosters innate intelligence.

Thanks for being curious.  
It means you are  looking for something new to try.  
You are in the process of a personal evolution.   
It's a superb journey!

I can't convey much more of it on a website.  Come to a health talk, come in for 
an appointment, or let's chat on a phone-coaching session.

Read more about my journey here.