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Symptomatic Whack-a-Mole

Here is our Walnut Creek Chiropractor Weekly Sticky:

The object of the carnival game Whack-a-Mole is to use a mallet to hit as many critters as possible when they pop up in random succession. Trouble is, as you hit one mole, three more pop up and disappear before you can nail them all. Whack-a-Mole is a perfect metaphor for how people are medicated today. Unfortunately in this game you end up on a ton of drugs, for a bunch of problems, with no actual improvement in your health.

According to a NCHS Data brief by the CDC, over the last 10 years the percentage of Americans who took at least one prescription drug in the past month increased from 44% to 48%. The use of two or more drugs increased from 25% to 31%. The use of five or more drugs increased from 6% to 11%. Yet despite taking all these drugs, the US embarrassingly ranks 37th among the world’s industrial countries when it comes overall health.

For Chiropractors, health is not defined by how many symptoms you can temporarily ‘whack away’ with drugs, but how well your body can adapt to its environment and heal under its own innate abilities. You have more healing intelligence in your little finger than all the doctors and pharmacies in the world put together. Big Pharma doesn’t believe so, but Chiropractors do. Keep your Nerve System clear and you won’t have to play their failing game.

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“Get Real” With Chiropractic

Here is our Walnut Creek Chiropractor Weekly Sticky:

American TV personality and psychologist Dr. Phil doesn’t hold punches when it comes to ad- vising his guests on living a more balanced, principled life. So it should come as no surprise how he feels about Chiropractic.

On a recent show with personal Chiropractor and author Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, Dr. Phil touts the benefits he’s experienced from regular care. “I’ve been seeing a Chiropractor a couple times a week for the past 10 years…” And you can bet it wasn’t for a bad back. Dr. Phil knows Chiropractic care goes beyond helping aches and pains. It transforms your entire health and LIFE for the better – exactly what his show is all about.

If you’re frustrated with your current level of health, maybe it’s time to get real with a new paradigm shift. As Dr. Fab says, “we are all born with a natural ability to heal.” Chiropractic care simply brings it out. And if it’s good for Dr. Phil, it could be good for you too!

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Can Three Minutes of Exercise a Week Help Make You Fit?

Here is our Walnut Creek Chiropractic Weekly Health Alert:

The most recent research is showing that relatively short bursts of intense exercise — even if done only a total of a few minutes each week — will deliver many of the health and fitness benefits of spending hours at conventional exercise.

Just by doing three minutes of High Intensity Training (HIT) a week for four weeks, you can expect to see significant changes in insulin sensitivity and other important health indices.

BBC News reports:

“So how does it work? … [P]art of the explanation is (probably) that HIT uses far more of our muscle tissue than classic aerobic exercise. When you do HIT, you are using not just the leg muscles, but also the upper body including arms and shoulders, so that 80% of the body’s muscle cells are activated, compared to 20-40% for walking or moderate intensity jogging or cycling.”

BBC News February 28, 2012


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How to Fight a Cold With Exercise

Chiropractic Weekly Health Alert:

Research is showing that exercise is a good idea when you’ve got a cold. In one study, participants were infected with a cold virus and divided into either an exercise group or a non-exercise group.

Researchers found no difference in the severity or duration of the symptoms between the two sets of subjects, but there was a difference in how they assessed their own cold symptoms. The exercisers tended to feel better than those who remained sedentary.

According to the National Post:

“But that’s not the only positive effect exercise has on a cold. Making exercise a habit may just extend the time between runny noses. Another study … found that regular exercisers had 20% to 30% fewer colds … A similar study … reported that the number of colds among people who exercised five or more days a week was up to 46% less than those who exercised only one day or less a week.”


National Post February 20, 2012

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“Innate and the Three Bears”

Chiropractor Weekly Sticky:

Remember the lead character in Goldilocks and the Three Bears? She didn’t settle for too hot, or too cold – too hard, or too soft. She kept trying until she found what was JUST RIGHT. When it comes to fighting disease, your body innately strives for the same thing.

Disease is nothing more than your body performing too much or too little of something. If your thyroid is UNDER active, you have hypothyroidism. If your lungs OVER react to dust in the air, you experience asthma. If your heart pumps too HARD, you have high blood pressure. Health on the other hand is when your body is clearly directed by its inner wisdom to produce, adapt, regenerate, secrete, eliminate, filter and metabolize to a degree that’s JUST RIGHT.

Chiropractors recognize that no doctor, pharmacy or research lab on the planet can live up the awesome task of keeping EVERYTHING in your body working JUST RIGHT. Only innate intelligence, the immeasurable genius within you, is capable of handling that job. The best we can do as Chiropractors is to remove the stress that gets in its way. When we do, we know innate will only settle for what’s JUST RIGHT inside you.

As always, thanks to our friends at The Weekly Sticky.

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