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I've found myself sending this infographic to quite a few patients and talking of this concept to my patients for a while now which means it's time it got its own post.
This is one of the most important pearls I've learned since I began my practice. This is not a concept that is taught in school, but rather one that I is observed after being a physician in the field for a while.
I think it's so important that my patients understand that often healing, from most anything, does not happen in a straight path. Whether it's back pain to chronic fatigue to allergies to headaches to emotional trauma, you name it, there can be great strides and there can also be setbacks along the way.
This is not to say that there aren't cases of one or two sessions and voila- it's fixed! I've seen this happen. This is not to say that no one heals on a steadily forward-progressing path, which I have also seen happen. However, many people do not. Many people take a few steps forward, a step back, a couple steps forward, a step back, and you get the picture. And this is OKAY. This is more than okay.
Much like how our ailments often develop due to multiple factors over time, there are often many layers to our healing. This means we have to work through all of the layers. Working through each layer causes the body to need to adapt. It's a process. It can be messy, and that's okay. Overall, although it may be tough to see for some people at times, I always observe that the overall trajectory is towards total health and optimal function.
I hope this brings some comfort to anyone who feels like they're on the path in this infographic! It's been a good lesson for me in my 8.5 years so far of practice, and I wanted to share it with all of you.
 
I’m doing a new thing! Each month, I am going to read, summarize the key points, and introduce you guys to one amazing, life-changing book. I’d love for you all to join me in the quest for new, mind-stretching information and self-development.
September’s book of the month is The Biology of Belief by Dr. Bruce Lipton!
I have been meaning to get around to this book for years. Why is it so life-changing? I’ll go over the highlights.
Dr. Lipton is a medical professor and biologist who has done extensive research on epigenetics. Epigenetics is the study of how our behaviors and environment physically affect our genes in a non-heritable way.
That being said, it turns out our heritable genes don’t solely determine our destiny. In fact, our environment affects our cells much more than we thought, and thus, affects us. This includes our nutrition, lifestyle, emotions and beliefs.
Some of the most powerful things to influence our cells are our thoughts and beliefs. These are both conscious and unconscious thoughts and beliefs. Whenever we hold a thought or belief, whether we are aware of it or not, our body responds.
In summary, this means we need to pay a lot more attention to what is filling our heads. We have more authority over our body than we’ve thought. We must commit ourselves to letting go of fear and limiting our stress. Fear, negativity, and stress break our body down. Positive thoughts, beliefs, and love builds our body up, literally PHYSICALLY builds our body up and leads to cellular health and vitality.
Many of our emotional patterns and beliefs are established when we are young children observing our parents, as young as infants, so the work to uproot our negative emotions, beliefs and thoughts can require us to dig deep, and be challenging, but oh-so-rewarding.
A good place to start? Journal about or meditate on your emotional and mental health, practice hyponosis for subconscious beliefs, get holistic chiropractic, acupuncture, or other treatments, Neuro-Emotional Technique, Emotional Freedom Technique, see a therapist, the list goes on and on and on!
But just know, according to Dr. Bruce Lipton and a host of other scientists, this emerging research tells us that we have more control over our genes and our health than we know!

I’m doing a new thing! Each month, I am going to read, summarize the key points, and introduce you guys to one amazing, life-changing book.  I’d love for you all to join me in the quest for new, mind-stretching information and self-development. 

September’s book of the month is The Biology of Belief by Dr. Bruce Lipton!

I have been meaning to get around to this book for years. Why is it so life-changing? I’ll go over the highlights.

Dr. Lipton is a medical professor and biologist who has done extensive research on epigenetics.  Epigenetics is the study of how our behaviors and environment physically affect our genes in a non-heritable way. 

That being said, it turns out our heritable genes don’t solely determine our destiny. In fact, our environment affects our cells much more than we thought, and thus, affects us. This includes our nutrition, lifestyle, emotions and beliefs.

Some of the most powerful things to influence our cells are our thoughts and beliefs. These are both conscious and unconscious thoughts and beliefs.  Whenever we hold a thought or belief, whether we are aware of it or not, our body responds.

In summary, this means we need to pay a lot more attention to what is filling our heads. We have more authority over our body than we’ve thought.  We must commit ourselves to letting go of fear and limiting our stress. Fear, negativity, and stress break our body down.  Positive thoughts, beliefs, and love builds our body up, literally PHYSICALLY builds our body up and leads to cellular health and vitality. 

Many of our emotional patterns and beliefs are established when we are young children observing our parents, as young as infants, so the work to uproot our negative emotions, beliefs and thoughts can require us to dig deep, and be challenging, but oh-so-rewarding.  

A good place to start? Journal about or meditate on your emotional and mental health, practice hyponosis for subconscious beliefs, get holistic chiropractic, acupuncture, or other treatments, Neuro-Emotional Technique, Emotional Freedom Technique, see a therapist, the list goes on and on and on!  

But just know, according to Dr. Bruce Lipton and a host of other scientists, this emerging research tells us that we have more control over our genes and our health than we know!

Cool cranial therapy of the day: The Pineal Fault!
Cranial faults are essentially misalignments in the bones of our cranium aka the skull, which encloses the brain. Not only do I asses the bones of the spine and extremities in the office, but I also asses the bones of the skull. These bones move ever so slightly with our respiration, and as I mentioned above, can become misaligned, or even jammed at their sutures.
Cranial faults often occur because of trauma, trauma sustained during birth or later in life if we hit our heads, are involved in accidents, etc. TMJ/Jaw issues also greatly affect the bones of the cranium.
When cranial faults are present, they often contribute to or cause a number of health issues, including migraines, vision problems, trigeminal neuralgia, vertigo, dizziness, allergies, ear infections, scoliosis, and more.
Another condition they can play a role in is sleep disturbances and/or insomnia. The Pineal Fault is a particular fault related to the pineal gland, the gland which produces melatonin and thus regulates our sleep cycle.
In this cranial fault, the temporal bones of the skull misalign to cause possible compression of the pineal fault, negatively affecting its function. The fix is a simple pressure inward on both temporal bones while the patient breaths in. We then also treat some of the muscles of the jaw intra-orally to also shift the bones of the TMJ.
It's such an easy fix with such profound results!
Wanting to clean up your health? Wanting to lose weight? Wanting to increase your energy, mental clarity, and do something good for your body?
Just want to detox 2020?
It's that time again! I will be doing the Standard Process 21 Day Purification Program aka "The Cleanse" beginning October 4th, 2020 and ending October 25th! I do this detoxification program once a year in commitment to my health, and invite my patients to join me.
Why do an annual detoxification program? We are exposed to toxins every single day, including pollutants, chemicals, pesticides, and more. Although we are designed with a built-in detoxification system, in today's world that system often becomes overburdened. This leads to an endless array of symptoms and conditions, including joint pain, headaches, fatigue, insomnia, indigestion, weight gain, reduced mental clarity, poor skin, allergies, and more.
We have a Facebook group for those who decide to take the plunge. Having the group is a wonderful support, as I have found that completing the cleanse with a group of people is one of the best ways to complete it successfully. In the group, I post many recipes, tips, and tricks, as well as motivation throughout the entire 21 days.
The 21 Day Purification Program basically consists of a diet of specific whole, organic, unprocessed foods, mostly vegetables and fruit for the first 10 days, followed by the addition of select proteins on days 11-21. It also includes a supplement regimen which includes a daily smoothie powder along with a few other supplements.
If you choose to join us on this journey, shoot me a direct message or give me a phone call. We will first decide together if it is indeed indicated for you to do a cleanse at this time. I can then get you your Purification Kit, complete with a Program Guidebook, and send you an invite to our Facebook group.
I welcome my patients to do this challenging yet incredibly rewarding cleanse for their health! I personally do this program yearly to improve my current health and as an investment in my long-term health.
Here's to an awesome Cleanse 2020!