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I feel so fortunate to love my chiropractic work.  Whether it is your work, your play or your family, it is important to find something you love.  As my Granny always said, “Life is short.”  And as we get closer to the end than the beginning, we notice that to be true.  

You have probably heard talk about the five wishes.  They are who do you want to make care decisions for you when you can’t?   What kind of treatment you want and don’t want?  How comfortable to you want to be made?  How do you want people to treat you?  And, what do I want my loved ones to know?

We always think we have so much time in the future to handle these kinds of questions.  My parents thought that, and yet they both died when I was just a baby.  Life is uncertain.  We never know what is in store for us or those we love.  

Consider it an act of love to talk about this tonight at dinner.  This isn’t something to do in ten minutes.  It needs real consideration.  It is important—too important to put off!

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Whistle Blower

You have heard the saying, “where there is smoke, there is fire.”  And, from experience, we know that is often the truth.  

In this day and age of whistle-blowers, we sometimes find out what was meant to be kept secret. There is always a reason.

If you have wondered about autism, I have an article for you. Please read it.

This is a big problem because it has been estimated by an MIT researcher that by 2025, one out of two children will be autistic.  Let’s not allow that to happen!  

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Re-Generative Farming

It had to happen.  And it IS happening.  

Re-generative agriculture is a word that will be getting more and more popular and more and more attention.  The earth is so fabulous that these farmers can turn their farms around in pretty much a year.  

Farmers are at risk for getting the money they need to run their farms. Farmer’s are at risk for losing top soil too.  But why listen to me?  I’m not a farmer.  But I have treated many people that food has injured.  So I am thrilled to hear about the regenerative farming practices.

This link connects to a page with a video by Dr. Zach Bush. Scroll down the page says “watch film.” Farmers’s are speaking. And we need to listen. This movement will grow because we all like to eat.   My hat is off to Dr. Zach Bush for his efforts in health care as well as farming.  He saw the light and is helping others to see it too.

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Water and Cancer

I took a class once from an optometrist who talked about the difference in people with near-sighted and far-sighted issues. They learned in WWII that far-sighted people do not do well in a submarine. Whereas near-sighted people, when stressed, will hunker down and work. Far-sighted people need to take a broad look, like from an airplane.

And so it is with health. Sometimes we need to step back and take a bigger look at what we are doing. There is no use worrying about taking the right supplements when you are drinking water that is not purified. I like to give you hard evidence because it isn’t just my opinion.

Read this article about how chlorine is associated with cancer and that almost all municipalities use chlorine in their water. For good health, you must filter your water. It is a first step toward health.

Personally, I like to swim but find it impossible as the chlorine is on my skin for the rest of the day. Just walking into the pool area, the chlorine smell makes me feel I’m being drugged.

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Stem Cells

It is fabulous when we can use our own cells to heal our body. That is what stem cells do. I don’t offer stem cells in my practice, but because my patients might need them, I like to learn about them.

Here is a link to a docu-series about stem cells. You can learn from all of the professionals they have gathered to give you the latest and greatest about stem cells. Of course, they would like you to buy their series, but you don’t have to. You can watch from your computer so if the need ever arises, you will already be educated on stem cells. I’m sure the information will come in handy at some point.

People use stem cells for all kinds of health problems, but what do the professionals suggest? Maybe someday stem cells will be covered by insurance as the stem cell treatment might cost $5000 while a knee replacement costs far more. If politicians really wanted to solve the health care crisis, there are ways. Keep this information in your back pocket for yourself, or a friend or a family member.

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Everyone has heard about the huge amount of plastics that fil our oceans and how that affects the fish and the ecosystem.  But did you know that they are now finding plastic in humans

It is true and as you might guess it is an insult to our health.  The body wasn’t made to process plastics.  

What can you do personally about it?  Do less and less plastics.  Do more and more natural fibers.  Avoid the plastic bags as much as possible.  Avoid the plastic bottles that we use once and throw away.

Let’s do what we can to heal our earth and our bodies!

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We have a good deal of attention focused on our nails these days. Nails become more of a health issue as we get older and especially if a person is diabetic.  

As people get older and are limited in bending and reaching their toes, the nails become more problematic.  Toenails are often very hard to cut.  Often their nails have fungus. Older people might not see well enough to be cutting their toe nails.  And it is very important to avoid infection of the area around the nails, meaning proper nail trimming is essential.

As for younger people who love the fake nails or even just polish, it isn’t a bad idea to give the nails a breather once in a while.   At least here in Denver, we aren’t wearing sandals in the winter, so it is a good time to give the toenails a break from the polish.   Once a year, for a month, just let the nails be natural!  

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Here is the Proof!

Perhaps I’ve talked with you over the years about stress and emotions and how they affect your physiology.  It is one thing to understand problems with your mind, but another to help the body de-stress from the event.

A research project was completed on the NeuroEmotional Techique, which is the work I do.  The research was on people who had recovered from cancer, but felt highly stressed with the fear of it coming back.  The subjects were given a functional MRI of the brain, before treatment of NET and after short term treatment,  which showed the the patients brains were changed by the NET.

Originally, the brain showed traumatic memories and after the short term treatment, the brain basically normalized itself.  It was not longer a traumatic memory.  And that was without medication or years of therapy.

You can watch a documentary about this project.  It is called “Stressed” and is available on Amazon.   It might be free if you have amazon prime.   I’d love your feedback on the documentary.  It is wonderful to have drug-free options.

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It is a time of new beginnings.  We don’t get a do-over, but we get to start again.  That is important to our mindset.  And in reality, each day we get to start again.

It is a time of reflection:  what worked well and what needs improvement.  There are many programs of goal setting.  It has been proven that you are more likely to reach your goals if you have defined them and written them down.

Don’t forget about your health when setting goals.  As we get older, we really do discover that without your health, other goals might never be realized.  Health is number one!

Here is to enjoying 2019 while working toward our goals!  Cheers!


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The Best Gift

Over the years we realize the best gift we can give ourself is to really know ourself.  That takes time and contemplation.  If you haven’t given it the time and attention you deserve, there is no better time than now!  Gift yourself.

May the coming year give you opportunity after opportunity to get to know yourself!

Happy Holidays!!