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30th Anniversary

The end of August is the 30thanniversary of my private practice in CO.  

I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who have trusted me to assist you in your journey toward health.  We all have a body and it is a job to keep it healthy, especially in the environment of chemicals and GMO’s.  Staying healthy is a continual work in progress.  

The actual date of opening my practice was August 29, 1989.  I graduated chiropractic school in 1986 and worked with another chiropractor in Houston until moving to Denver to start my own practice.

We will work together to continue to improve our health as the years go by.  May your health flourish!  Now to celebrate, I’m going to San Diego Thursday!!  I’ll be back in the office August 28th.

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Why Health Eludes Us

Dr. Jason Fung is a kidney doctor in Canada who typically works with people who are diabetic.  

He has worked in the medical business long enough to really understand it.  

He explains why health eludes people in the first five minutes of this video. 

If you listen no further, listen to the first five minutes.  

This is why I do the work I do:  to help people be healthy instead of being on one drug after


If you have never tried fasting, see if it is for you? 

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Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is the #1 reason for blindness in the western world.  And those of us who suffer with it have been gifted by an ophthalmologist, Dr. Chris Knobbe.  He wrote a book, “Ancestral Dietary Strategy to Prevent and Treat Macular Degeneration.”  He sells it for cost at the website as a download or the book.  

I found his interview at Dr. Mercola’s fascinating.  

If you have macular degeneration or you know someone who has macular degeneration, please pass this interview to them. 

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July is watermelon month. There isn’t another fruit that screams summer like watermelon.  Doesn’t everyone love watermelon?  

It is great for hydration and why we naturally go for it on hot summer days.  Headaches and even bad moods can be cured by hydrating.  Watermelon is over 90% water.  Can you think of a more delicious way to hydrate?

High blood pressure is decreased with the natural potassium in watermelon.  And don’t forget the gift of fiber we get from watermelon.

Enjoy July and don’t forget to enjoy watermelon!  It makes you smile!

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Statins and Diabetes

We are still talking about statins.  The research is coming in that statins raise blood sugar and causing diabetes.   Here is a reference that taking statins contributes to our diabetic epidemic.  

Just in case you have missed it, the numbers are in for statins.  If one hundred people are given statins, one of those people will live longer because of taking the statin.  Thirty to forty will have a negative reaction, like muscle pain which may or may not go away. The other people in the study aren’t hurt and their life expectancy isn’t lengthened.  I say they are just  supporting the drug companies.

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What is in Shrimp?

You are very astute about the food you eat.  

You want to avoid chemicals. You want to avoid metals.  And, you want to avoid drugs.  

Fish can be contaminated with drugs, even cocaine.  What would you do if you knew your shrimp contained antibiotics as well as pesticides that have been banned.  

Our knowledge informs our decisions about what to eat.   Here is an article to increase your knowledge.  

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Mattress and Pillow

“It’s summertime, and the living is easy!”  Right? Well, we want it to be.  But it might not feel like living is easy.   That might be because you don’t get enough sleep.  There are many factors that keep people from getting the proper sleep and keeps them from recuperating and feeling refreshed in the morning.  

Top of the list is: how old is your mattress?  And how comfortable is your mattress?  The internet says a mattress should last between 7 to 10 years.  I say it can last as long as you are comfortable and get a good night’s sleep. If you buy a good mattress, it can last longer than 10 years.  Just like shoes, at some point, it needs to be replaced.  I’ve had patients say it made a world of difference for them in terms of sleep and feeling rested.

But don’t be too quick to throw out the mattress.  It might be your pillow that is causing you to feel tired when you get up in the morning. And, certainly, a pillow is less expensive than a mattress.  It makes sense that you need to change a pillow.  After you put your weight on a shoe for so long, it loses some of its padding. So does a pillow.  If you have used a pillow for two years, it is time to get a new one.  Not only has the pillow lost its fluffiness, but it has collected the saliva from your mouth.  Yep, you might need a new pillow!!

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Warmer Weather

For the most part, people tend to be healthier in the summer months.  The weather is warm, so people walk and exercise more.  It feels good to get in the sun for a short period of time. Our body likes the vitamin D.  

I’ve noticed over the years that patients are healthier in the summer.  Are you? We don’t have to keep our necks wrapped up to avoid the cold, there are more fruits and vegetables to enjoy and typically we eat lighter meals.  There is a lot to like about summer and how it pertains to your health!

A bad cold was going around the neighborhood.  If you are still suffering, come see me.  I know you want to enjoy your summer! Summer seems short so let’s enjoy as much of it as possible!

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Often, you race through life.  That makes it hard to be present?  It is impossible to smell the roses.

Then, something makes you stop in your tracks.  Maybe it is the birth of a new baby.  Or maybe it is the death of a friend or loved one.  

Either experience gives us the opportunity to slow down.  Experience the real in life.  Recognize what is most important, and that usually  has to do with the people we love.  Notice what is going on with you emotionally and physically.

You might not be aware of the stress you are living with on a day to day basis until you stop.  When you stop, you realize how fast you have been going.  It is ok to slow down.  It is ok to feel yourself, really feel yourself.

Your fast-paced life is a ticket to self-forgetting.  You forget your needs are important. Your needs are necessary.   It is easier when you remember that you can’t be there for your children, your spouse or anyone else, in the way you want, if you haven’t had your own cup filled.  This is all part of loving yourself!