You are amazing! Is joint pain keeping you from your best active self?

Do you remember when you could do anything you wanted to do and nothing hurt? When did knees and ankles and hips and shoulders and so on start to hurt, and why can’t you recover as you used to? I don’t like it when people say they are just getting old. People say that to me at all ages. What I say is this: it isn’t necessary to become immobile as we get older, to hurt all the time or to feel that you shouldn’t take that hike, run that 5K or even that marathon, sit on the floor with your children or grandchildren, spend the day at a museum, walk around the lake, travel to that wonderful place you have dreamed of. It is so disappointing to imagine that those things are not possible, and there are things that can be done to allow you to feel much better. I do understand. I am 61 years old and I can’t believe it. I feel like I am 37, or even 27. And my body sometimes does betray me, but I am a stubborn woman, and I still want to be active. And as a chiropractor and natural health care provider, I want to help you stay active too (it might be good to have a determined stubborn doctor in your corner rooting for you). If you are less active than you want to be, with baby steps, I believe that you can become more involved in the activities you love, or even take up new activities. So come join me to talk about these things, see how to have more energy and less pain and get back to living your amazing life!

What? I can find out what my body knows? YES!

I didn’t have to do it. Why did I spend more than 60 days away from home over the course of a year and a half, taking 500 hours of classes that were not required, that were well over and above the 48 hours of continuing education credits that are necessary to maintain my license to practice my chosen profession of Chiropractic care? Why did I take 15 trips to Florida, not for vacation, but to study? I did it to learn to have insight into health questions that, for nearly 30 years of practice, I have had only partial views. Each of those courses added to my wisdom, allowing me to help one or two or three more people, ten, twenty, thirty, one hundred, two hundred, three hundred and more people. And each and every one of those people are individuals who get my personal attention. I am so proud to have taken this journey to become an Advanced Graduate and Master of Nutrition Response Testing.

What does this mean for my patients and my community? It means that we can be much healthier than we are. It means that if your lab tests are normal yet you still don’t feel well, we can find out why and do something about it. It means that if you have had surgery yet are still in pain or having health trouble, there is a reason. It means that we have a way of analyzing your body so as to access its information systems.

Just like a computer has all of its knowledge and instructions inside of it, to be accessed by someone who knows how, so does your body. Your body knows everything about itself on some level. Abnormal lab tests, dysfunction and symptoms show up only after your body has been trying to adapt and correct itself until it can’t any more.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could sit down with your body’s wisdom and ask it questions? Like, “Hey Body, What’s up? Do you need something? Are you tired? Is there a reason you are so stressed?”

Well, now we can do just that. Using completely non-invasive Nutrition Response Testing, we can get your body to answer an essential series of questions that will then allow us to develop the precise Designed Clinical Nutrition program that is exactly right for your body’s healing.

I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t want to be able to have this conversation with their body.

If you have a group of friends who ever talk about how they wish they felt better, could do more, sleep better, have better focus, get rid of their headaches or migraines, have fewer menopausal symptoms, be more patient, have less anxiety, let’s have a tea party. I will come and share this method with you and your friends, and if anyone is interested in a more in depth analysis, we can arrange that easily.

6 year old boy with persistent coughing and asthma

I treated a 6 year old boy who had asthma with persistent, constant, daily coughing and was on 4 prescription medications which were moderately helpful at best. Upon questioning I discovered that his symptoms were worse at night and in the morning, and, as I suspected, he showed to be sensitive to dust. After treating the dust, the coughing stopped and his parents decided to take him off of 3 of his medications. It has been 6 weeks now, and he has been treated for his sensitivity to mold. The coughing has not returned.  This week we will be moving on to some of the foods that he shows sensitivities to and it will be his parents’ decision as to when to try taking him off the 4th medication.