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Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Where There's A Will There's A Way to Live Vibrantly

The debut of Avengers Endgame was huge to the tune of  $1.2B.

If we can do that collectively, what else can we do to improve health?

Enjoy the video.  Episode 16.

Saturday, July 06, 2019

Chiro-Keto Diaries

(image: mindful.org)

Dead tissue cannot respond to the chiropractic adjustment.

Starving tissue is a close 2nd. 



Chronic inflammation takes up residence in tissues that are toxic and starving.

Feeding your tissues properly ensures the chiropractic adjustment can deliver healing energy. 


I transitioned from a low carb diet to a specific keto diet sometime around late August 2018.  I did this after watching Dr. Darren Schmidt** explain on one of his videos that significant health changes are seen with a keto diet at a 2:1 ratio. I decided I needed to experience a more significant health change and I was only at a 1:1 ratio.  I didn't think I was in rough shape, but the inflammatory process often has subtle symptoms. I don't want to be fooled by silent inflammation, nor do I want to be surprised with an unexpected illness.  

Following Dr. Schmidt's explanation, I was not disappointed.  Chiropractors often tout that their is no ceiling to wellness and I was pleasantly surprised at how good I felt with a slight modification to my diet. 

As a side note, when we say there is no ceiling to wellness, we mean the coordination of brain signals to the body has a very high potential when allowed to be expressed. The best expression occurs when interference is kept at a minimum through routine chiropractic care and stress management.

Back to my story.  If you don't live out in the forest or off the grid, you are relying on a modern food supply.  Plants and animals are being raised on depleted soil. You won't always feel good even when eating healthier foods so my extra deliberate approach to keto helped me make better food choices. 

My energy was better, I experience a new state of calm, and improved mental clarity.  I attribute this to reducing my carbs from 50-60 to 20 grams a day.  It took care of cravings I still had. The most helpful change was the end of crashing blood sugar.  This gave me a greater sense of control over my life.  Not to mention, the nearly minute-by-minute food obsession was gone. We spend too much time on thoughts of food when we can be doing other things.  I found it to be eye opening, especially when people say they don't seem to have enough time in their day.  I also began to feel more confident with intermittent fasting, adding more anti-inflammatory benefits. 

Another difference I noticed was my attention to hidden ingredients that made food more carb-heavy than they needed to be.  I am more interested in home cooked meals because I use the most simple ingredients getting away from the chemical additives.  I feel better eating extra meat and less vegetables.  I have considered going carnivore/zero carb but still like my salads.

I always remind my practice members that they can't make good decisions if the brain's prefrontal cortex is inflamed and deprived of blood flow due to an excessive fight or flight response.  I can say my surprising success with a  more specific keto approach has given me the inspiration and brain energy to look at the sources of my food more intently.  I have turned away from more convenient type foods that still kept me in the 50-60 gram range. I am still astonished that my low carb diet wasn't low enough.  I was  hung up on emotional food attachments so my brain remained inflamed.  How about you?  What foods are you hung up on?

When people say they can't seem to feel better, I know they haven't taken the extra step to make a significant change.  When your brain is inflamed and dopamine deprived, you don't want to budge from unproductive habits.  (A very useless comfort zone) You might just need a keto-kick-in-the-pants, after all. 

I include the keto diet with intermittent fasting in the Brain-First-Always Program because I want people to know they have truly reduced their inflammation levels. We also include Standard Process whole food concentrates to make up for the depletion in our soil which has caused depletion in our food supply.  

Feed your tissues properly so your chiropractic adjustment can respond like rocket-fuel in the body!!!

**More info on Dr Darren Schmidt: He has since updated his information and teaches the value of consuming more protein than fat which is a bit different from earlier versions of keto as taught by the Charlie Foundation.  He states both options work.  You have to figure out which method works best for you. 

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Everything Your Body Does Is Right !!

I'll be posting these out of order at times...... It takes me while to write the description and key words.  But I really liked this topic and wanted to publish it sooner.  (Enjoy Episode 27)

Not happy with your body? Your body is the messenger. You know the saying about blaming the messenger.
I'd prefer you not say your body is doing something wrong. It sets a negative pattern in your mind. If you feel you are always wrong, how can you feel strong and successful?

If something is wrong, we need to look at our beliefs about the body's function. Are we reacting to symptoms superficially or looking deeper at the real reasons the body responds in a certain way? Also, a lot of it has to do with the way we treat our bodies. Your body is doing everything logically and correctly to handle stressful exposures.

Stress does not take a day off and we shouldn't just assume our health works on autopilot. Our innate intelligence is very powerful, but it can only work through healthy, receptive tissue. How do you maintain and protect your body? Check out the Brain First Always program.

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Chiropractic for Brain Performance: Daily Breakthroughs to Live Your Purpose

Life's many distractions keep us from living our best life and living our purpose. Distractions get in the way.  What are your distractions and do you feel confident that you can get a handle of these distractions. 

Enjoy Brain Snob Episode 14.

Have a safe Independence Day and keep in mind how you can support your health freedom.  Stand on the side of stubborn that keeps you in control of your health. 

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

--Dr. Lisa
   Your Health Freedom Advocate

Thursday, June 13, 2019

What is Brain First Always?

Brain First Always is my 3 doorway protocol for training and maintaining the brain's ability to keep you alive, active, and ambitious.  I want my peeps to live with meaningful purpose and possess the vibrant energy required to make a positive impact on their communities. 

The first thing we have to consider is the React/Reset Mechanism working in the nervous system as it partners with innate intelligence.   We want the body to react to stress and danger appropriately while it resets back to balance in an efficient manner.  If this malfunctions and your tissue reserve runs out.....well, it's lights out.  We can work on preserving this React/Reset Mechanism so we can live a long, healthy life.

Human nature leads us to do silly things and hang on to dysfunctional beliefs so we need to practice intentional brain training, but tend to let this proactive behavior go by the wayside until we develop attention grabbing uncomfortable symptoms.  Hopefully we are responding while things are easy to fix and capable of healing.

My 3 Doorway protocol has a number of steps inside each doorway.  Grab your copy of the BFA template and map to get started. 

For a deeper peek at the protocol, check out Brain Snob Episide 13.

Wednesday, May 01, 2019



Brain Snob Episode 12: You're Losing Power But Not Realizing It

I had no power in the office this morning.  I had a little bit of reserve left in batteries for my internet hot spot and lap top.  Soon, they would be useless to me. 

How do you protect your body's tissue reserve and resilience before the power is out for good?

The BFA Protocol helps us focus on keeping the brain in charge of the body.  We could look at each body symptom separately and take ourselves on a wild goose chase when the better approach is to maintain brain health.  

Do you recognize the early stages of brain impairment and know how to make positive changes?

Get a copy of the BFA Template/Map and start your journey.  

Always Welcome a Comprehensive Approach: Health Solution Is Plural

Brain Snob Episode 11: Ask the Right Questions, Please

What do I do for _______?  This is a question that doesn't get you to a full solution.  There is no one-step answer.  I'd love every issue to be simple to solve, but we are complicated beings. 

If you recall one of those words I dislike is "cure."  There is no cure.  One size does not fit all and that's why we can't come up with a single cure for any health problem.  

Each human is different in his or her tissue reserve and resilience.  If you are highly inflamed you will have less success with the healing process.  

Your level of stress impacts how well you heal.  That's why we have to back track in our thinking to lay out on the table all the reasons that our nervous system can't keep up.  This makes us rethink our life style to we can make changes that help the healing process.  

We are better off when we focus on the interference that slows us down and blocks the normal, stabilizing function.  Usually this interference is an on-going issue, hence, it is life style related. 



Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The #1 Reason Everyone Needs Chiropractic

No need to dwell on lower body diagnoses....Really, start at the top.  The Master System.
The Brain.     By the way, the spinal cord is composed of brain cells.  Yep, it is brain. 
        This is the best 5 minute lecture you've ever watched.   
  

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 muscle....you 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
intelligence
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!)
 (www.chiropracticadvocate.com)


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
Expand Your Experience  !!

Routine chiropractic care
is your recharging session.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

The Trade Off: Make Careful Decisions


Making Decisions You Can Live With

Check out all the Brain Snob episodes on YouTube

We need a healthy brain in order to make good choices. Try to make a life decision while you are under stress, feeling fearful, etc. It doesn't work out so well.

Mental stress turns to physical stress in the body.

We make trade-offs hoping for the best. This is the challenge of life. How long can we beat up our tissue reserves before the body cries, "Uncle?"

In this video I mention how I was offered the free drugs we kept locked up in the nurse's cabinet. I was dealing with a situational depression so it was considered a thoughtful gesture to offer it to help me feel better. My response: No thank you. I need to feel this. I need to learn from this. I need to have a clear head to work it out. Thinking back I probably wasn't clear headed as I made numerous unwise decisions that lead up to a personal crisis without the use of any medications prior. (Such irony, right?) Why would I add a medicinal component to my body's chemistry when I was already feeling normal nervous system processes, albeit uncomfortable but normal? I hope you enjoy my story and it inspires you to follow the Brain First Always Protocol.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

I Was Sick and Thought It Was Normal

Here are three videos I made talking about my personal story.  I experienced a number of small breakthroughs, that helped my improve my health before they became health breakdowns.

I talk about my reaction to my first adjustment. I also talk about my desire to deliver better mental health care services with chiropractic, the early chiropractic mental hospitals, the current addictions centers that utilize chiropractic, and how the Winsor Autopsies influenced my decision to pursue chiropractic.

Check out the videos below:

Older blog posts I mention in the videos.
Older blog post: Chiropractic Saved Me

Older blog post:  Chiropractic's Mental Illness Cure

Older blog post:  Dr. Winsor Changed My Life

Older blog post:  What Do I Call Myself? (Is Their Still a Genie in the Bottle?)

PART 1


PART 2
PART 3

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Fire Up Your Brain and Pick Your Fuel

I made Episode 4 of Brain Snob at the end of an Adjusting Day. It is a busier scheduled day when I only have time to deliver the life boosting adjustment. I don't have time to delve into the educational aspect of helping people understand the different types of interference that drain the nervous system. And that is why we have these videos.

In this video I talk about how to nurture your brain. That means we look at 1- how well your nerves are delivering brain energy to the organs, 2- what kind of fuel you are using to power your cells, and 3- what information you are putting your brain.


Life is busy and we are easily distracted. I know when people have to deal with unpleasant symptoms, they are distracted from what they need to get done. However, I prefer to look at these symptoms as warning signs that other parts of your life style are out of balance. The bigger picture.... Perhaps your schedule is so overwhelming, your brain is being burned out in Limbic System Dominance (Fight or Flight/Survival Mode). Or you're health problems are being caused by a toxic overload setting you up for an auto-immune disorder.


If I help you get you temporarily out of back pain. Have I really helped you nurture your life so you can reach higher goals???


Watch this video and see how you can boost your thinking.


1- Recurring Interference: What's kicking your body out of balance? They aren't symptoms. They are life style habits that put our health at risk.


2- Watch an earlier video about the Keto Krunch Club, renamed Keto Komplete in 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsYjz...


See you at the table.....
The Adjusting Table

--Dr. Lisa
-- Your Health Freedom Advocate

Friday, April 05, 2019

I Don't Need Nagging Uncertainty - How About You?


We've got a lot of living to do. We don't need to be held up by sickness and low energy.

The need to understand brain impairment is great.  Just listen to the answers give by my practice members who took a health survey.  There were many upbeat answers, yet there is uncertainty in the back of people's minds.  

Let's get rid of that uncertainty.  

I wrote an article for the Citizen many years ago and I asked the readers to consider what it would be like to never take a blood test or disease screening again, because they knew their health practices were so excellent that they were confident to not need ongoing proof or reassurance.    Imagine......

B.F.A. - Brain First Always is the low tech-high energy approach to get us there. 

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Brain Snob Episode 2: Health Words I Hate


Revisit this blog post to understand why I dislike these words.  You'll notice I added a new one on the video. 

Also catch this video.  I ended up recording it in two parts. 


Brain Snob Episode 1 Where's the Urgency? Where's the Control?

Where's the Urgency?  Where's the Control?

Being a Brain Snob is not an insult.  It is a high compliment that someone knows how to harness the brain's ability to adapt and thrive so there's more time for vibrant living. 

Here are the video highlights:

-- We notice there isn't a lot of urgency to have better health even though we know we could be taking better care of ourselves.

-- The urgency is seen somewhere else in the course of the day: job concerns, family obligations, and more pressing matters.

-- We seem to put our "urgency energy" into the things we have more control over, where we believe we have more control. 

-- When people feel they are at the mercy of their own bodies, and not feeling well, it is discouraging and the urgency fades or we put our attention in other areas of our lives so we feel we are at doing something constructive, albeit out of balance. 

-- In the last few months I've noticed folks around me demonstrate very disconcerting brain changes: poor memory, forgetting things, confused thoughts. missing appointments, not keeping track of things effectively, with an increasing vocalization of overwhelm, fear, and anxiety. 

-- Even my mom just called me asking me about Alzheimer's disease.  

-- I'm seeing it in people my age, and older.

-- Brain inflammation takes its toll.  You  may seem fine, unaware that the inflammation is probably in your joints or you're feeling fatigue,  but that one day you get concerned that your thinking is affected and feel that sense of urgency.

--  We shouldn't let it get to that point.  We can understand how to take care of the brain so our brain takes care of us. 

-- The Brain First Always program helps us do that.  
     We learn how to Move the Brain, Feed the Brain, Talk to the Brain.

-- Moving the brain is centered around the chiropractic adjustment and I reiterate the brain perks of maintenance adjustments.  Revisit this blog post from October to read about these benefits.   (Brain Gain is Life Gain)

-- Tune in for more Brain Snob episodes.  Join our You Tube Community.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Selfish, Irresponsible, and Dangerous. Is That You?

After reading the news about Rockland County banning unvaccinated children from public places for 30 days, I had to really ponder why the people "in charge" think this is the way to resolve what they call a state of emergency due to a high number of measles cases. 

Currently, according to news reports, there are only 10 cases of measles right  now in Rockland County.

The message being put out there, in my interpretation, is that unvaccinated people are selfish, irresponsible and dangerous.  The funny thing is vaccines cannot be studied for effectiveness.  There are plenty of questions regarding vaccine safety.  Over $4 billion  has been paid out by the government compensating for vaccine injuries.  Also, individuals are not allowed to directly sue the pharmaceutical companies.

Supposedly the measles vaccine only works for so many years, which means more adults than children are selfish, irresponsible and dangerous. 

I haven't found any articles updating the public on how this ban is doing on day #3.  I did find a story about a small protest highlighting the inappropriateness of denying people freedom live their lives in a normal manner.

But what gets me is the selectivity of this county's commissioner.  Singling out unvaccinated people because it is assumed they are problematic to the health of others is a rather irrational move.

I think a bigger health crisis is letting people with metabolic syndrome continue with their health harming behavior.  After all, businesses lose a lot of money to sick time.  Productivity goes down.  People end up on disability.  The lives of families are disrupted.  Children have less quality time with their sick parents.  Adults have to tend to their own aging parents.  Insurance companies and the Medicare program are burdened with high costs related to the preventable problems of metabolic syndrome.  I think of the people with amputated limbs, heart surgeries, etc.  The suffering is immense.

Am I singling out overweight people who have high blood pressure, high triglycerides, and pre-diabetes?  Many of them are smokers, or those who drink alcohol and consume caffeine. 

I guess we could go on and list many more health problems that are taking a toll on the public.  But people get defensive with the fingers are pointed toward them.

The Brain First Always approach promoted in the office is a "low tech high energy" way to boost your brain's health so your immune system can resist acute diseases as well as chronic debilitating conditions. 

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

---Dr. Lisa
--- Your Health Freedom Coach


Read More:    Words That Block Healing

Brain First Always May Be the Healing Path Not (Yet) Taken

Turn Around Unwanted Brain Learning




Monday, March 11, 2019

One Example of Ineffective Brain Programming

I should clarify my title above.  The programming is ineffective to your personal health improvement.  But the Medical Industrial Complex loves this programming.  

As a chiropractor, I am not an interventionist.  We  know intervention is futile.  I am a chiropractor because I promote healthy habits that work with your body, not against it.  Chiropractic adjustments are a maintenance practice to influence brain function.  Brain function is your priority no matter what other parts of your body don't feel well.  

I try to keep my posts positive with doable solutions.  But sometimes we need to face certain facts that make us squirm.  I want to describe a thought process that is not popular because beliefs, or shall I say programming, that appear genuine are actually problematic. 

I listened to an interesting podcast/radio program put on by Dr. Jennifer Daniels.  She was originally from Syracuse so we can call her a local girl.  If you read her bio on her website you can also call her a brave, outstanding voice that others have tried to silence.  You can look for her show on her Healing with Dr. Daniels Facebook page. She was live yesterday morning.

Yesterday, her show topic was on the clashing belief about useless health care testing.   She took actual health statistics that show screenings are not necessary and often times harmful.  The interesting part was a smaller survey of people showed they would not give up these tests even when told they were not needed.  In fact, some people would strangely and suddenly lose faith in their doctors and switch to a different doctor who would recommend the testing that was shown to be too costly and not beneficial.  

She discussed her mother as one example.  When told the tests she was accustomed to was not needed, Dr. Daniel's mother was in shock and almost lost. (Brain Programming) The point made by Dr. Daniels was that medical care is ingrained so much in our society, people take it as a moral requirement.  I had my own suspicions but she brought the point home so well.   Take also the vaccine schedule for children.  Infants do not develop their immune systems until they are one year old.  Breast milk is the immune system for infants.  Yet, pediatricians' offices start vaccines on babies when they are one month old, yet, they all know the vaccines will not work on an premature immune system (by their own theories).  The reasoning will anger you.  Professionals have been recorded saying this is how we train the parents to keep bringing their children in to the offices. 

Dr. Daniels went on to explain that doctors are constrained so badly by the Medical Industrial Complex, your doctor's own authentic opinion of what you need is censored.  Understand this very well because you need to be  informed and assertive when you deal with your health care professionals.  She basically says doctors have no freedom to use their brains.  I embellished a bit using no freedom to use their brains.  We have obviously seen this in Auburn, NY recently when we heard two medical doctors are suing the local hospital for business and personnel  practices that have put patients at risk. 

Your physician has to follow the rules of the insurance companies, the rules of pharmaceutical industry, and the rules of the hospital.  Their prescribing behavior is tracked among other things.  We know one size does not fit all, but you are labeled "noncompliant" if you do not follow through on established therapies.  

She finally explains that the best medical care is based on cash.  If you pay cash and keep your insurance card away from the billers, your doctors are free to practice medicine focused on you and not their fear of losing their jobs.  But, the Medical Industrial Complex has convinced people that they need their insurance for complicated services (even though they are not scientifically warranted), people are frozen with fear to skip some of these services.  This is a serious brain programming that can be a major block in your health improvement.

People put more thought into the next computer they want to buy, yet leave little time to consider what is the best way to rebuild their bodies so they avoid inflammation which is the cause of all disease. And, by the way, once inflammation has ravaged your body, life style change is the treatment, not drugs.  Surgery does not heal damage, it merely removes the damage.  You need to rebuild your tissues everyday, on your own, with simple and often forgotten methods.  

As a chiropractor, I am not an interventionist.  We  know intervention is futile.  I am a chiropractor because I promote healthy habits that work with your body, not against it.  Chiropractic is a maintenance practice to influence brain function.  Brain function is your priority no matter what other parts of your body don't feel well.  

So, take a listen to Dr. Jennifer Daniels.  Bring me your comments and questions at your next adjustment appointment.  Let's stimulate the brain with compelling discussion. 

Monday, March 04, 2019

March is C.S.I. Month


March is C.S.I. Month!!
Dive into Your
Challenging Sneaky Interference

You Don't Have to Be:
Overweight
Fatigued
Discouraged

Challenging Sneaky Interference can be tackled.

Anti-nutrients:
Grains
Sugars
Seed oils
Legumes
Chemicals:
Hidden infections from dental work,
medications,
food additives, pesticides, mold, cleaning products,plastics, bath and body products, furniture, carpets,
house hold items,
EMFs
Heavy Metals:
non-purified water,
vaccines, e-cigs, cigarettes, air pollution, high fish intake, mold infection, dental work
Brain-Immune
Burden:

limbic system
dominance
parasympathetic failure

brain fog, fatigue, anxiety, digestive disturbances


Scars:

fibrous scar tissue from old injuries or surgery disrupts nerve pathways


Move Your Brain    Feed Your Brain      Talk to Your Brain

See you at the table.....
The Adjusting Table

--Dr. Lisa
--Your Health Freedom Advocate




Monday, February 25, 2019

Words that Block Healing

So, sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can't hurt you.  But can they? 
There are words used in health care that I believe can keep people stuck.  We say them over and over so often that they lose their effect and we lessen our concern.  We choose to ignore the seriousness of failing health, especially during the early stages when symptoms are tolerable. So goes our attention to the words describing poor health. 

Here is a short list I started compiling.  I'll probably add more words later on.  

Keep this in mind:  better words lead to better outcomes. 

1-  Aging
I can't stand this word.  It means giving up and accepting things as they are.  The fight is over.  You've just cleared yourself of any responsibility with this acceptance of learned helplessness.  

The Alternative: Getting older means you've had more time on this earth to build up toxins in your body.  Your cells are too stiff to let nutrients in and waste products out.  We can call this dirty blood.  This is why detoxing matters.  At the top left of my website there is a link to a toxicity questionnaire.  Take this online test and show me your results.  

2- Weight Loss
Stop trying to lose weight.  This is the wrong focus.  Crossing your fingers hoping the number on the scale goes down is not a productive goal.  

The Alternative: Lose inflammation instead.  A healthy body with healthy organs will not hold on to body fat.  So, the emphasis is on regaining health.  Looking at the causes of inflammation and reducing inflammation will bring the body back to health and put the body in the logical fat burning state that is its birthright.  Inflammation is a process that damages the DNA, most notably the mitochondria which leads to cellular failure and eventually organ failure.  Come in to the office and take my inflammation questionnaire and look at the areas that can be addressed.  There is a better method.  

3- Pain is a vague term.  Stopping pain doesn't mean you have attained good health. 

The Alternative: Pain is a signal determined by the brain.  Many destructive body functions are pain free in the early stages because the healing response still has reserves going into action.  The brain won't tell you, but the body is slowly running out of steam and you don't know it until a health crisis turns on a major pain response.  Pain also has an emotional component based on stored memories and this makes the pain response inaccurate.  Inflammation is the cause of tissue damage, and this damage becomes a painful signal to the brain.  Addressing brain inflammation and diet induced inflammation is the more efficient way to deal with pain as well as prevent future stress on the immune system.

4- Stress is really a wasted word.  Nobody pays attention to it.  

The Alternative: Consider using the term: Life Balance: a life style consisting of appropriate work/rest, time management, relationships, and personal purpose.  Stress can be described as too little or too much of something that exhausts the body's reserves.  The body strives to keep tight control on body chemistry.  One example is the pH level of the blood.  Just a touch of acidity or alkalinity needs to be buffered by the body's mineral supply. We get out of balance from time to time, but returning to balance in a quick manner protects the body from unnecessary failure.  

5- What supplement do I take for _________?
Take a wild guess as to why I can't stand this kind of question?

Let's see what other words get under my skin.  Stay tuned.
Do have any examples of words that could use some clarification? 

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

Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Pay Attention To Your Brain. It Can't Wait.


B.F.A. Brain First Always
The Brain Makes the Body. You Make Your Life.

THE BRAIN CAN'T WAIT.  LOVE YOUR BRAIN TODAY.

The unpleasant, annoying signs of a stressed brain need your attention. 

Silent Inflammation (We all have early stages of inflammation)                           → Is it Business as Usual, Have you evaluated your BFA Habits?

How should you respond to health concerns?


Stiffness, Sore muscles → Often it is Dehydration, Mineral loss / deficiency, blood sugar may be unstable yet, your lab work looks normal, blood pressure keeps creeping up

Digestive trouble
Fatigue,Daily discomfort 
Weight gain → The brain is struggling with inflammation, doing its best to maintain homeostasis

Chronic Issues
Joint pain, Walking difficulties
Pre-diabetes, Diabetes
High Blood Pressure, High Triglycerides, 
No success with weight loss, memory problems,
Poor concentration, multiple sensitivities→ Brain impairment due to toxic burden from the environment as well as toxins formed internally from cellular metabolism and inflammation

3 Steps:  Move, Feed, and Talk to Your Brain

Move your brain with chiropractic adjustments, to reset the brain's executive function and calm overactive brain waves

Feed your brain with the keto diet, intermittent fasting, standing process supplement (because our food supply is lacking no matter how well you eat), and do an annual nutritional detox.

Talk to your brain with S.T.A.R. Sessions, and check out my reading list of my favorite stress management books. 

Learn more at your next appointment.

See you at the table,
the adjusting table.

Dr. Lisa
--Your Health Freedom Advocate




Saturday, January 12, 2019

The Healing Path Not Taken: It's Time to Take It

Brain Inflammation Part 3

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Nearly every day I am challenged to try to help people who don't know what kind of help they need. 

They are stuck.

  They think they are doing everything available to them and yet, they are still stuck.  And this is very frustrating for these folks. 

When you're stuck long enough you tell yourself this is your normal, this is your "set point," this is what you should expect at your age.

This scrambles my brains !!!  I mean, really, it makes me sad.  

When people don't have the mental energy to think beyond their current situation, this is a huge problem in our culture. 

Your brains are scrambled and you can't help it.

You will not make a healthy decision while you are suffering from brain inflammation. 

We're always told not to make any drastic life changes soon after a stressful event.  We're advised to take our time before adding more stress on top of stress.  

Some examples: We do a lot of unexpected things after the death of a loved one.  Some people suddenly quit a job for what seems to be a good reason, without evaluating the consequences.  Marriages and divorces may happen for the wrong reasons because of a rash decision.  

In the reverse, we will let our health suffer by not making appropriate life style changes with a sense of urgency.  Why? Because  brain inflammation reduces blood flow to the frontal part of the brain which is the part of the brain that is responsible for evaluating and problem solving.  

So, if we are in a constant stressful situation, how do we make a needed change to help ourselves?  We can't.  We're stuck and sick.  

Brain inflammation may not appear to be a health crisis, unless the media is referring spefically to Alzheimer's disease, but brain inflammation is a major barrier to health in all of us.

When I mention to people:  It benefits you to do ______ instead of ________, they respond with a questioning rebuttal or a disbelieving rebuttal.  Why?  Because the information can't enter the brain and work through the proper thought analysis.  

Much like a drowsy person poorly judging how to drive on a wet road or tricky curve, a person with an inflamed, stressed brain poorly judges new information and decides not to make a change, especially when other demands compete for full concentration.  

When previous information stored in the brain doesn't match the new information, the inflamed brain will not have the energy to comprehend and evaluate the value of the new information. 

Remember back in the day when you looked at a long chapter in your text book for homework.  You shuddered at how many pages had to be read.  That was when you were an immature kid with less neurons.  Today, your adult brain tries to comprehend, but typically it is overwhelmed if it is inflammed from poor diet, lacking sleep, worrying, etc. 

How do we promote a healthy brain so new thoughts are welcomed with excitement?  

First we calm down the hyperactive brain waves with chiropractic adjustments,  good sleep, brain boosting nutrients and a keto diet with intermittent fasting sprinkled in.  Many will hesitate at these suggestions.  The inflamed brain wants to fight it and look for the easy way out... perhaps a sugared coffee drink instead......(sound familiar?)

The brain cannot quickly become un-inflamed. An anti-inflammatory pain reliever does not turn off inflammation.  Current drugs block the expression of inflammation, but the source or cause is still pumping it out.  

Inflammation that has reached pain status is only the tip of the iceberg.  Asymptomatic (non-pain) inflammation is still attacking tissues and organs. 

Why do I take this so seriously?  Because  it is the crux of the problem.  All other attempts (symptom focused) make you feel as if you are inviting change, but they are not specific enough.    Here's a prime example: Why do people who get stents end up re-clogging their arteries?  Stents are a temporary aid.  The do, however, allow someone time, a second chance,  to incorporate real change. 

Un-inflaming the brain requires an intentional process of detoxing and eliminating harmful chemicals.  The second step is to avoid ingesting new chemicals, as much as possible. 

It's not difficult, but it can be challenging.  Make sense?  It seems difficult when it is a new practice but consistent practice pays off.  The challenging part is receiving support from your closest social circles.  

The Brain First Always protocol helps you accomplish it with a specific focus on balancing the parts of the brain that fight you.  Learn more at your next appointment and this is exciting!!!!!

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

Dr. Lisa
---Your Health Freedom Advocate