Suicide and Youth

Posted on February 15, 2014 at 5:45 PM

In working with youth as a martial arts instructor, and as a counselor at church camps in the past, I've had occasion to know first-hand a young person that committed suicide. This is one of the things that has always made reaching today's youth a real passion of mine. Simply conveying hope for a bright future is something that can change the life of a young person.

Showing the impact of adul...

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Quote to Ponder

Posted on November 18, 2013 at 11:15 AM

"If we can get people to focus on fruits and vegetables and more healthy foods, we'll be better in terms of our healthcare situation."

--Thomas Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Quote to Ponder

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 9:25 AM

"Refuse to be ill...never own it to yourself. Illness is one of those things a man should resist on the principle at the onset."

-Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873), English novelist/playwright

Negative in the News

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (3)

Frequently, we have law enforcement officers coming into our office for chiropractic treatment. Included in their number over the years have been more than a few state patrolmen. We all owe a great deal to these public servants that look out for our safety.

Negative news sells.

One of the risks they face is being hit by a drunk driver while their patrol car is stopped on the sid...

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Life without regrets

Posted on January 16, 2012 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

My wife, Stephanie, and I were looking at an article that someone posted on Facebook recently that struck a chord. When I was in my mid 20's, I nearly died of a life-threatening condition that landed me in the hospital over a week. It was probably one of the best things that ever happened to me. When faced with something like that, what used to matter to you becomes next to meaningless as you realize what is truly important.

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Decrease Stress with Chiropractic

Posted on November 22, 2011 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

We talked in the last blog post about how Holiday stress canmake you sick. In looking for answers on managing stress before it harms your health, we have to recognize one important fact: the brain and nervous system is what perceives stress, and what triggers our stress response.

The stress response begins with emotional triggers—that is how we perceive events around us. This ...

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Holiday Stress can make you sick

Posted on November 22, 2011 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

As we approach the Christmas Holiday season, it is widely known among mental health professionals that stress levels peak higher than any other season. Interpersonal issues, financial worries, and family disputes often become evident this time of year. Some dread the Holidays due to mourning the death of a loved one. Even drivers become  erratic.

The problem is th...

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Sickness--Friend or Foe?

Posted on October 24, 2011 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

It seems nothing is harder than watching your child suffer from an illness. Most normal parents would go to great lengths to save their child from getting even mildly sick. In addition to concern for their child's comfort, nothing makes for a more cranky child than a miserable head cold.  However would you believe that getting sick can be healthy for your child?

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Power of focus

Posted on August 6, 2011 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

What you think about you bring about. This is more than psycho-babble--health is affected by what we focus on.


You've noticed when you are hungry after a long day at work, even just thinking about a good home cooked meal can make your belly grumble, or your mouth begins to water. How about when you hear something "go bump" in the night? Have you noticed your hear...

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Easing anxiety

Posted on May 17, 2011 at 2:13 PM Comments comments (0)

Today it seems that there is more and more to be anxious about. Stress on the job, annoying traffic, not to mention all the anxiety about health. Certainly there is a time and place for pharmaceutical intervention, but this side of full-blown anxiety attacks, it turns out there are natural products that can be of help.


On such product is the herb lemon balm (Melissa officinalis). In a 2004 study (Psycosom Med. 2004 Jul;66(4):607-13.) lemon balm (3...

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