Holidays to everyone...wishing you all the best
in the upcoming new year.
Just a reminder, we are in the office
throughout the year..till the 31st.
~ Dr Lynn
The top two new year's resolutions that Americans make are
1) to keep a healthier diet and 2) to exercise. Unfortunately,
the majority of well-intended people fail to keep those new
habits after the first month. After all, more than two-thirds
of Americans do not meet the minimum amount of necessary physical
activity, 30 minutes per day/5 days per week.
Here are five guidelines for being successful at
keeping your healthy-minded resolutions:
KISS! - "Keep is simple..." Set
your goals in small, attainable steps.
Purge old habits to make room for new. - For example, if your
resolution is to workout in the morning, before work, you
will have to forgo watching the 10 o'clock news and late night
"Law & Order" re-runs.
Moderate. - Anything in large quanitities
can be bad for you. Moderate all of your portions; a small
cookie is ok, the whole box is not; a wedge or two of melon
is good, the whole 2 pound melon is sabotage.
Release all guilt. - A little indulgence
(reference aforementioned guideline), once in a while, is
encouraged. If you had a few extra fries and/or a cookie at
lunch, don't feel like the day is lost; make your dinner a
good one. If you stub your toe, you wouldn't bang up the others,
Make it fun! - As adults, we tend to forget
to play. Make lifestyle change a game, not a task. Challenge
yourself to meet some goals and reward yourself. Participate
in physical activities you enjoy, and make up games as you
Balanced Strength, Inc. founded by Christine Kwok, is
offering a health & fitness New Year prep workshop on
December 10. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to RSVP. You can also find out more about her fitness &
wellness strategies and upcoming online health club launch
at www.balancedstrength.com and check out her blog at www.christinekwok.wordpress.com
Your neck is made up of
seven bones, referred to as cervical vertebrae, with discs
There are a lot of structures in your neck. Your bones are
strapped together with ligaments; tendons attach your bones
to muscles and your neck is full of muscles that attach from
your head and vertebrae to your ribs, shoulder blade (scapula),
collar bone (clavicle), breastbone (sternum) and other structures
in your chest.
You've also got millions of nerves, blood and lymphatic
vessels all over the place. In addition, there's a food
tube (esophagus), an air tube (trachea), a voice box (larynx)
and so many more things it would take many pages to discuss
them all. Your neck is a very busy place.
Your neck vertebrae are numbered from top down, C-1, C-2,
C-3 all the way to C-7. Two neck vertebrae have special names:
C-1 is also called the atlas (because it holds the globe of
the skull) and C-2 is referred to as the axis (because it
is involved in the turning of your head).
Chiropractors pay particular attention to the neck because
inside your neck, inside your vertebrae, is a special canal:
the spinal canal. Your spinal cord passes through your spinal
canal. If the neck vertebrae are not properly aligned, the
billions of nerves making up your spinal cord may be affected.
The result? A misalignment (subluxation) of a cervical (neck)
vertebra can cause almost any health problem. Your resistance
to disease, your immune system, your brain, your internal
organs -- all can be adversely affected by an unhealthy
What chiropractors do
Chiropractors are highly trained professionals
that analyze your body structure for distortions known as
subluxations. Subluxations put stress on your nerves and
can affect the function of your discs, muscles, joints,
internal organs, and your immune, digestive, eliminative
and other body systems.
Using the art of the chiropractic adjustment, Doctors of Chiropractic
correct your subluxations, restore your body structure and release
stress from your nerves. The result is a healthier, happier
This is a photo of one kind of spinal adjustment to the atlas
vertebra that sits just under your skull. There are many ways
chiropractors can adjust the atlas (C-1). An atlas subluxation
can affect your entire spinal column and therefore the health
of your entire body. Chiropractic has developed over 100 different
safe, gentle and effective ways of analyzing and adjusting
your spine so you'll be free of health-damaging subluxations.
If you want a baby (and a sex life) avoid
Men who ate even a little soy-based foods
had dramatically lower sperm counts than men who didn't.
|The men in the study
were patients at a male fertility clinic who couldn't
get their partners pregnant. Scientists tracked their eating
habits for six years and found that eating as little as four
ounces of tofu or drinking a single cup of soy milk every other
day caused men's sperm counts to plummet.
Why? Soy contains plant chemicals that mimic female hormones
(estrogens) that can lower sex drive and sperm counts, increase
chest fat (male breasts) and cause prostate problems. For example,
Buddhist monks would eat soy to curb their libido.
Soy products that do this include tofu, natto, tempeh, soy
milk, soybean oil, soy flour and various soy products (isolate,
isoflavones, soy protein, textured vegetable protein [TVP],
and xanthan gum). (2)
The illustration to the left is a cross section through one
of your vertebra looking down. In the center lies the spinal
cord -- a tight bundle of billions of nerves that starts
in the brain and travels down the spine. Nerves exit from
your spinal cord and go to every part of your body.
The illustration shows your nerves (in pale yellow) exiting
from the spinal cord. The illustration to the right shows the
connections between your nerves and your organs.
WHAT IS A GRANDPARENT?
(taken from papers written by a class of 8-year-olds)
a lady and a man who have no little children of her own. They
like other peoples'.
A grandfather is a man & a grandmother is a lady!
Grandparents don't have to do anything except be there when
we come to see them. They are so old they shouldn't play hard
or run. It is good if they drive us to the shops and give
When they take us for walks, they slow down past things like
pretty leaves and caterpillars.
They show us and talk to us about the color of the flowers
and also why we shouldn't step on 'cracks.'
They don't say, 'Hurry up.'
Usually grandmothers are fat but not too fat to tie your shoes.
They wear glasses and funny underwear.
They can take their teeth and gums out.
Grandparents don't have to be smart.
They have to answer questions like 'why isn't God married?'
and 'How come dogs chase cats?'
When they read to us, they don't skip. They don't mind if
we ask for the same story over again.
Everybody should try to have a grandmother, especially if
you don't have television because they are the only grown
ups who like to spend time with us.
They know we should have snack-time before bedtime and they
say prayers with us every time and kiss us even when we've
A 6-year-old was asked where his grandma lived. "Oh,''
he said, ''she lives at the airport and when we want her we
just go get her. Then when we're done having her visit, we
take her back to the airport.''
Grandpa is the smartest man on earth! He teaches me good things
but I don't get to see him enough to get as smart as him!
It's funny when they bend over, you hear gas leaks and they
blame their dog.
Words of Wisdom
I desired to know why one person was ailing and his associate, eating
at the same table, working in the same shop...was not. Why? What
difference was there in the two persons that caused one to have
disease while his partner...escaped? Why?
-- D.D. Palmer, Discoverer of Chiropractic, The Chiropractor's
What I want in my life is compassion, a flow between
myself and others based on mutual giving from the heart. --
Marshall B. Rosenberg
Memory loss is linked to low levels
of "good" cholesterol
For years critics of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs have said
that low cholesterol was linked to depression, suicide, injuries,
cancer and infection. Now a new study reveals those with low levels
of HDL by age 61 are 53% more likely to have memory problems (study
of 3,673 individuals). (1)
Do flu shots work? Ask a vaccine manufacturer.
Listen to this short but powerful
Do you personally get the flu shot?
No, I mean...why are you asking me that?
Some of the ingredients in the flu shot:
Egg or chicken protein
Influenza viruses -- (most (!) are inactivated)
Neomycin, polymyxin and gentamycin -- antibiotics
Thimerosal [mercury] -- a harmful (poisonous to the brain)
Betapropiolactone -- a disinfectant
Nonoxynol -- used to kill or stop growth of STDs
Octoxinol 9 -- a vaginal spermicide
Formaldehyde -- embalming fluid used to kill viruses
Do you really want that concoction injected into your body?
Rainfall causes autism?
Increased rainfall, or something linked to it, may
be connected to the development of autism, scientists say.
Comment: we should look back to the Great Flood. Autism must have
skyrocketed! Seriously, does anyone really believe this article?
It seems as though researchers will look at anything but the real
cause of most autism -- childhood vaccinations.
Chiropractic and spinal research
Did you know there are thousands of papers describing the wonders
of chiropractic and spinal care in health and disease? Remember:
a person with any kind of health problem needs chiropractic. Being
free from subluxations could make a big difference in any disease.
Feel free to send these studies to anyone you know. By the way,
is there any disease or condition you'd like to know about? Write
Bipolar disorder. A 52-year-old man diagnosed with bipolar disorder
sought chiropractic care for lower back pain. The man had symptoms
of depression, anxiety and jerky, uncontrolled movements on one
side of his body. He was adjusted using Thompson Technique protocol
and advised on the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. After 4 visits,
the jerky movements associated with his anxiety attacks had subsided
and his depressed state had improved. (2)
Headache, neck pain, arm pain. An analysis of forty-seven random
controlled trials reviewed chiropractic care for headaches, neck
pain, cervico-brachial pain and/or upper back pain. It took a mean
of 17 visits to resolve headaches, neck pain and upper back pain.
High blood pressure. Atlas vertebra subluxations were found associated
with decreased blood to the brainstem and increased blood pressure.
Fifty patients with Stage 1 hypertension received either an upper
cervical adjustment or a sham procedure. Patients received no drugs
during the 8-week study. At week 8, there were significant reductions
in systolic and diastolic BP for the group receiving adjustments.
The authors wrote "restoration of Atlas alignment is associated
with marked and sustained reductions in BP similar to the use of
two-drug combination therapy." (4)
The town of allopath
You'll love this. It's perfect for today's over-drugged