I AM...

Two of the strongest words a person can say aloud or think about themselves:  I Am.  

Those two words define not just our lives, but who we really are.  This "self-talk" can create or destroy so much in our lives.  I am - fat, I am - stupid, or I am - not worthy are all ways...

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Wednesday Q & A with Dr. JJ - My Shins Really Hurt When I Run, What Can I Do?

So, it feels like someone is sticking a knife in your shin when you get done with your run or if you have to move quickly to catch the toddler before he falls? You could have shin splints, or, worst case scenario, a stress fracture of one of the bones in your lower leg. I'll discuss stress...

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Friday Feast - Paleo Avocado Tomato and Bacon Salad

Paleo Avocado Tomato and Bacon Salad

This is a great, quick, really delicious Paleo Avocado Tomato and Bacon Salad recipe.  We use this as a quick meal when we don't feel like cooking.  I have to admit that I am a bit of a bacon snob.  There are only a couple of farms that I will...

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Sleep Aids and Your Body

As a parent, business owner, doctor, and lecturer I understand what it's like to be truly sleep deprived. When my kids were still feeding through the night, I remember that tiredness that is just in your bones. The red, burning eyes that feel like they need a fire hose to put out the fire, and...

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Wednesday Q & A with Dr. JJ - Migraines

Question: I have debilitating migraine headaches and hate taking medication, is there anything that Chiropractic can do to help?

Yes, Chiropractic has been shown to help tremendously. In the past two weeks, I had two patients come in with active migraines that would have sent them home to lay in...

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Illness and Diet

"No illness which can be treated by the diet should by treated by any other means."
-Moses Maimonides



Moses Maimonides was a 12th-century rabbi, physician, and philosopher. This quote is one of the more brilliant things I've read. Modern physicians could learn a lot from what Moses Maimonides was...

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Friday Feast - Paleo Asian Flank Steak

Paleo Asian Flank Steak with Napa Cabbage Saute

This is one of the best meals I've ever made.  Erin was running late to a meeting the evening I made this and announced she would "just have a bite or two..."  After a "bite or two" she actually finished the entire plate!  You know...

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Lack of Sickness Doesn't Equal Healthy

"Just because you're not sick doesn't mean you're healthy."
~Author Unknown


 

To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, this should be one of the truths of life that are held self-evident.  Health is not the mere absence of disease but is the optimal functioning of the person in all aspects of...

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Wednesday Q & A - 3 Ways to a Healthy School Year

It's that wonderful time of year again!  Across the country parents are letting out a giant sigh of relief as they send their children back to school and structure once again fills their home.  It's also the time of year that I get asked how to best keep kid's healthy and focused the...

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Why I'm Not Afraid of the Big Bad Measles

 If you listen to the media reports I am one of the irresponsible parents that's causing the current outbreak of measles; a disease that the medical profession has “eradicated” in the Americas.  But, I ask, who is more irresponsible?  Me for not injecting my healthy...

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