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Monday, October 29, 2018

Brain Gain is Life Gain

Why do you get adjusted?  The answers vary from person to person.

Why do I love adjusting people's spines?  Because it is the most profound way to open the floodgates (spinal joints) to deliver healing energy (from innate).   

And because YOU are more than a sore joint or pulled are an intelligent being who can make a great difference in the world.  

Since spinal motion energizes the brain, similar to a windmill generating electricity, the brain gives back in so many wonderful ways that allow you to be the mover and changer the world needs!

Benefits of the Adjustment: Studied and Measured

The Adjustment Influences the Prefrontal Cortex of the Brain
(the conductor of the whole brain)
movement coordination
thinking focus
behavior goal directed tasks
decision making memory attention
pain processing emotional response to pain
autonomic function (just about everything)
motor control eye movement spacial awareness
fall prevention muscle strength
pelvic floor control mental rotation of objects

*Normalizing Blood Pressure
*Mood and Attention Improvement
*Blood Glucose efficiency– decreases insulin resistance
*Improvements and/or Reversal of neurodegenerative brain physiology (HUGE!)
*Epigenetic Changes – this changes fertility and short & long term offspring physiology
*Increase ATP – which is a “game-changer” for many reasons
*Telomere shortening – one of GREATEST “anti-aging” strategies in health today!
*Heart Disease – #1 contributor to heart disease in men and women is increased sustained sympathetic tone
*Immune System – Radically affects the immune system. Better than any marketable strategy medicine has to offer

Brain Changes
*One study noted the changes made in brain patterns and activity was more in one session than multiple weeks of standard psychological treatment made to brain!(You should know that brain-based neurophysiologists get their mind blown when they get to see the power of an adjustment on the brain!)
*Chiropractic was also shown to improve muscle strength, stability, and fatigue more in one session than 3 weeks of weight training! (Mind-Blowing!!)

Let me throw a few musculoskeletal benefits in here:
*Increases mobility and reduces Spinal Degeneration – degeneration shown to set in within 10-14 days with reduced mobility.
*5x better at musculoskeletal pain reduction than celebrex and vioxx combined (sad part here is that celebrex and vioxx together gross more $ per year ALONE than the entire chiropractic profession….the world desperately needs what we do!)

What else happens when you release subluxations with adjustments:

Decrease pro-inflaming cytokines (bad guys)              Increase neurotensin
Increase pro-regulatory cytokines (good guys)             Increase oxytocin
Increase CD-4 helpter T-cells (good guys)                    Increase orexin A
Block TNF (bad guys)                                            Better cortisol response
Decrease CRP (bad guys)                                
                                                            Increase DNA repair with maintenance

Beyond Better
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Friday, October 26, 2018

Brain Impairment 101: Recognize It and Reverse It

How does your brain relate to the rest of your body? Do you heal well and have vibrant energy? You don't need a TBI (traumatic brain injury) to be brain impaired. 

But don't fret.  You have a great opportunity.

1- Basic signs of brain impairment: (1) fatigue, (2) anxiety, (3) memory problems, and (4) digestive issues (Author: Datis Kharrazian)

2- How many examples apply to you?

___ I have a difficult time relaxing

___ I don't take time out for myself

___ I don't sleep well

___ I sleep a lot and still feel tired

___ My pain rating is 6 or higher one or more times a week

___ I have energy slumps 1-2 times a day or more

___ I feel like I'm dragging myself through the day

___ I have a sensitivity to light and/or sound

___ I tend to over-think situations and it hinders my productivity

___ I have multiple areas of soft tissue soreness and trigger points

___ I don't get good results from natural approaches when most people do

___ If I try a nutritional detox it tends to make me feel worse

___ I have auto-immune issues and/or digestive issues that make my ability to function unpredictable

3- Modern stresses that impair the brain, impairing the healing process: (F. Ulan)

  • Anti-nutrients disguised as food, leading to hyperglycemia and inflammation
  • Heavy metals, molds
  • Chemicals
  • Brain/Immune Burden (overwhelmed stress response: limbic system dominance)
  • Scars (weaker and more pain sensitive, think myofascial pain syndrome)

4- Get On-Board the Better Brain Program with chiropractic, nutrition and S.T.A.R. Sessions

Stay tuned for more unique brain facts.  

--Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Opioid Problem is not THE Problem

Don't misinterpret my words.  People are grieving the deaths of loved ones.  I want people to rethink where we are going wrong in terms of teaching our children and loved ones how to deal with stress.  

I've read the complaints that the DARE program is ineffective.  People will tell you Just Say No is a frivolous phrase.  

For me the idea of not being in control of myself, my own cognition, as well as the consequences of my own behavior while under the influence of a substance while it is trapped in my body,  is terribly alarming.  

For all the social media hype about women asserting their rights, stop the bullying, and stand up for can't do that if you're under the influence of a substance. 

For me this includes caffeine, and routinely prescribed non-opiate drugs, as well.  And while we're at it, I can't leave out sugar, processed foods and chemicals added to food.  

Any drug or substance problem stems from the basic question: Do I trust my body?

How were you taught about the body God created for you?  Do you fear your own body?  Do you have fears and concerns about your health?  Do you believe you can heal?  Were you sickly as a child?  Did the adults around you also have similar fears?  Do you get nervous when you can't find your Tylenol bottle?  Are you disappointed in your own job performance or school grades because you feel you don't keep up with adequate energy?  Do you feel your efforts are not good enough and somehow blame your lack of talent or inability to learn quickly?  Do you feel like a social reject and have trouble making friends?

Sometimes we feel as if we are stumbling within ourselves mentally and physically.  We feel short changed, unable to ignite our talents because of some kind of invisible barrier holding us back. 

The second question is what is the best way to take care of my health?

We hear about the two most challenging problems with opioid overuse: 
1- mental illness and self medicating
2- pain/injury and a distorted attitude toward the purpose of the pain process accompanied by a developed tolerance to pain medication (and/or a hypersensitive pain response)

This leads to my unique challenge for everyone:
We will not be able to make real change with the opioid problems until we face our own brain impairment.  

We all have brain impairment and it leads us to making bad decisions. And it happens everyday to everyone.  You may not be struggling with a drug dependence problem.  You may not be a victim of the over-prescribing mindset common in health care today.  But we are all at risk of brain impairment due to inflammation from multiple sources of stress.  

We know we live in a stressful world.  Stress is here 24 hours a day.  We need a de-stressing plan so our lives do not snowball into a health crisis.  

You may not be having your own personal opioid crisis but brain impairment may look differently on  you.  It could be an auto-immune condition, pre-diabetes, heart concerns, slow metabolism,  anxiety, asthma, allergies, etc. 

What we call typical health issues that are treated, but not cured, are actually variations of brain impairment.  

We cannot help others if we are ignoring our own brain impairment.  Perhaps you could be ramping up your own self care and upgrading your lifestyle habits.  I believe someone with an opioid problem missed all the other earlier warning signs that could have helped them change course.  But we all can do better with our brain health. 

Chiropractic addresses how the brain is relating to the rest of the body.  Please stick around my blog as I write my follow up postings on how to rethink brain impairment so you can help yourself and your loved ones. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

There is No Justice with Sickness: Why Isn't Prevention Working? (Let's Fix That)

Recent news of Sandra Day O' Connor's public announcement that she has the early stages of Alzheimer's disease causes all of us to face this dilemma. 

I find it perplexing that previous studies have shown people who do puzzles and remain active in the community during their retirement years have less dementia. However, a retired supreme court justice who was busily engaged in public speaking is not immune.

This should give us pause.

The brain is a special organ. While it is protected by the skull, it is susceptible to the triple threat. Something I call the 3 I's: Inflammation, Insulin-Resistance, and Immune System Exhaustion.

We have too many modern stresses that can't be ignored.

Let's address them properly with your chiropractic care.  You may have symptoms that make no sense or you don't realize how the list below is creating the 3 I's in your life. 

Modern Stresses Robbing Us of Our Health

1- Anti-nutrients disguised as food

2- Heavy metals

3- Chemicals (including medications)

4- Brain Immune Burden (Limbic System Dominance and Parasympathetic Failure)

5- Scars

If you want more details and a do-able plan for healing, let's talk.

--Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate


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