You are made up of atoms.  Everything in this world, animate and inanimate things, are made up of atoms.  There is a net charge of positive, negative, or neutral. 

When your body’s overall charge is off, chemical reactions happen that shouldn’t and reactions fail that should.  There is a growing body of evidence that shows a disruption of the body’s charge is a health concern. 

Normal day to day activities builds up a positive charge in the body.  People used to spend a lot of time in contact with the earth either walking or sleeping on the ground which would get the body back to neutral.  Wearing shoes and walking around in buildings prevents us from discharging the charge we have built up into the ground.

The best way to ground yourself is to go outside in the dirt, grass, or sand barefoot.  You can also increase your skin-to-earth contact by lying on the ground. 

So why bother to do this?

                Regulating cortisol which is your body’s main stress hormone.  You will recover from stress more


                Neutralizes free radicals which are molecules that damage cells in our body leading to things like


                Reduces inflammation.

                Improves sleep.

                Reduces some risk factors of cardiovascular disease.

                Reduces pain.





Young boy, 7 years old, suffered from chronic colds, allergies, and asthma since the age of 5 months.  The child was medicated daily in addition to nebulizer treatments when he had asthmatic attacks.  Steroid injections were also used regularly. Nothing helped!

In kindergarten, he missed 1-2 days of school per month due to being sick whether it was a cold or asthma.   Once a month he needed to go to the medical doctor.  And he experienced repeated episodes of tonsillitis and bronchitis. 

Chiropractic examination revealed structural spinal shifts in all areas of his spine that were obstructing his nervous system.  The shifts causing obstruction are VERTEBRAL SUBLUXATIONS. 

After only 2 weeks of receiving adjustments, the mom noted improvement.  Soon he was no longer dependent on his prescription medications and his asthmatic episodes were less in frequency and intensity.  No more nebulizer needed.  No more bronchitis, tonsillitis or colds!!



I am referring to a challenge like the ice bucket challenge also known as the ALS challenge.  This challenge involved dumping a bucket of ice water over a person’s head to promote awareness of the disease.  It went viral on social media. 

There are many types of challenges out there . . . we will only talk about the healthy ones such as no technology challenge, 21 day meditation challenge or abs and gluts challenge.  Some challenges are physical; while others are intellectual, spiritual, or relational. 

One of the definitions of challenge is to invite to do something that one thinks will be difficult or impossible; test the abilities of.  Is that why people are drawn to challenges?  Do we do challenges to battle issues that become excuses such as time or boredom? 

I think challenges are important for personal growth.  I read somewhere that challenges should be considered personal training for the soul.  When we stretch the limits of our physical or mental capacity, we are motivated.  It also gives us accountability.  Challenge shapes us. 

Furthermore, a challenge develops mental toughness.  You either rise to meet the demands of a challenge or you succumb to them.  And because victory starts in the mind, all challenges are won or lost between your ears.  And by saying you are going to do a challenge, you put fear aside.

Challenges manifest character, initiative, self-control, focus and responsible behavior.  By rising to meet and complete a challenge, you provide proof to yourself that you have what it takes.  So you may want to start with a small challenge of only 7 days and then move into bigger ones with time and success.  You can do anything you put your mind to. 

What challenge will you do? 


First of all . . . what is a telomere? Telomeres are the caps at the end of each strand of DNA that protect our chromosomes (genes), like the plastic tips at the end of shoelaces. Without the coating, shoelaces become frayed until they can no longer do their job. Without telomeres our DNA strands become damaged and our cells can’t do their job. 

Constant stress actually wear down our telomeres.  In fact, our thought patterns in general impact our telomeres.  The longer your telomeres, the younger you are inside and the more protection our cells get from illness and aging.

Abnormal spinal alignment and posture increase stress and strain to the nerve and blood supply of the spinal cord. This can seriously affect the nervous system and the theory is that because the nervous system controls all functions of the body this can negatively affect our biochemistry including telomere length. 

There is scientific literature that supports the effectiveness of chiropractic to restore healthy spinal alignment and posture thereby lowering the risk of degeneration and poor health. Increasing telomere length may be one way it does this. 

One study had a 35 year old patient who began chiropractic care for chronic neck and mid-back pain as well as frequent urination in the middle of the night. The patient was examined and found to have vertebral subluxations and a loss of the normal spinal curves. Testing of her nervous system revealed dysfunction due to the problems in her spine. She also had her blood drawn and analyzed for telomere length. 

The patient was seen for 36 visits over 5 months while she maintained her regular lifestyle throughout the chiropractic care. The patient reported her pain resolved and her quality of life improved. Her subluxations and spinal curves improved and she no longer needed to urinate at night. The patient had blood drawn again to assess her telomere length which increased significantly.  

Now if that isn’t reason to go for regular chiropractic care!