A LITTLE CHIROPRACTIC STORY

From a fellow chiropractor Dr. Jessica D’Amore, Snyder, NY

Today we saw a patient who had been a regular, but during Covid lockdown he was out of town and staying with a daughter so she could take care of him.  We had not seen him since March.

He was almost unrecognizable when he came back in.

He was completely hunched over, disheveled, unsteady on his feet and slow moving, slow walking, slow signing in.  This is an 89 year old man who was ballroom and salsa dancing 6 months ago.

It broke my heart to see him struggling and his daughter was worried because he had been like this for some time.  

Well, after the adjustment . . .

                He JOGGED down the hallway, head up, standing tall.  He even did a little dance and made lots  of witty jokes in the reception area. 

This just reminded us all about the power of the adjustment.  He just needed an adjustment!!

The Secret to Fighting Disease: FOOD by Lisa Lombardi

There is centuries old compelling evidence that what we eat has to power to keep us well.

Foods affect us on a cellular level.  Special compounds in foods – phytochemicals, phytonutrients, and gut friendly fiber to name some – play a role in helping us fight off heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s.  Eating certain foods can also play a role in turning on and off genes that put us at risk for health problems. 

The phytochemicals are the antioxidants.  When you are eating the rainbow you are getting the phytochemicals.  Vitamins and minerals are the phytonutrients in foods.  Of course, it is always better to get it from natural whole foods rather than supplements.  Finally, the gut friendly micronutrient is polyphenols. 

The healthiest disease-fighting menu looks 75% plant-based.  It is also important to limit overly processed foods, high in sugar, artificial ingredients, and refined grains.  Limiting alcohol because it is a carcinogen as well as processed meats.  Here are just 3 disease fighting foods. 

     ARUGULA – This ancient plant has cancer fighting glucosinolates and when we eat them we break these compounds down to compounds that curb an enzyme that lets cancer cells progress.  Try it straight up as your choice of lettuce in a salad or toss into soups or pasta or top your pizza with it.  Dark greens support healthy circulation, and a cup provides more than 27% of the USRDA’s recommendation (which is always lower than it should be) for Vitamin K.

     BUCKWHEAT SOBA NOODLES – A naturally gluten-free grain alternative, it is great for your heart, lowers cholesterol and blood sugar levels.  Eating these noodles will give you B Vitamin, Thiamine as well as the mineral manganese.  Buckwheat is a complete protein containing all the amino acids the body needs.  Check the label that it is 100% buckwheat.

     CELERY SEED – This spice can fight H. pylori bacteria, a bug that can do a number on your stomach.  It comes from a Mediterranean plant related to celery and provides polyphenols which like antioxidants fight free-radical damage.  Try it in spice rubs, salad dressings, marinades, soups and stews.  One tablespoon gives you 27% of manganese that is needed with Vitamin D and calcium for healthy bones.

THE FOUR BASIC CONCEPTS OF CHIROPRACTIC

  1. The body is a self-healing mechanism.  Cut your finger, it heals.  Cut the finger of a corpse, it does not.  Life heals.

 

  1. The nervous system is the master system of the body.  Every aspect of the human experience is processed through the nervous system from reaching for something to digesting food.

 

  1. When there is interference with the function of the nervous system, not only can it compromise your physical well-being, but it can also have psychoemotional consequences because it distorts your perception of the world and limits your ability to respond to the environment.  When this happens to a significant number of people in a society, you have a sick society.

 

  1. What I do as a chiropractor is locate and correct the cause of the interference.  Your body does the rest!!

Balance Sheet of Life

The most destructive habit  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WORRY

The greatest joy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GIVING

The greatest loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LOSS OF SELF-RESPECT

The most satisfying work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HELPING OTHERS

The ugliest personality trait . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELFISHNESS

The greatest “shot in the arm” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ENCOURAGEMENT

The greatest problem to overcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FEAR

The most effective sleeping pill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  PEACE OF MIND

The most crippling failure disease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EXCUSES

The most powerful force in life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LOVE

The most dangerous act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A GOSSIP

The world’s most incredible computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE BRAIN

The worst thing to be without . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HOPE

The deadliest weapon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE TONGUE

The two most power-filled words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .”I CAN”

The greatest asset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FAITH

The most worthless emotion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELF-PITY

The most beautiful attire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SMILE

The most prized possession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  INTEGRITY

The most powerful channel of communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  PRAYER

The most contagious spirit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ENTHUSIASM

 

LIFE ends, when you stop DREAMING. 

HOPE ends, when you stop BELIEVING. 

LOVE ends when you stop CARING.

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