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May 2024 Newsletter



Important Dates:

We will be closed Wed-Sat May 15th-18th

We will be OPEN Tuesday May 14th

We will be closed June 1st- June 11th


OK, May is finally here...

As announced since February, our fees will change May 1st to the following:

Adjustments- $50*

Last visit < 30 days ago - $45*

*$5 discount for payment in cash


New Patient Visit- $80

New Patient Visit with both videos- $60


Family Visit- $75 (includes two adults in the same home and the kids under 18)



I FEEL GREAT!!!!!

First I want to say Thank You to everyone who's been asking about my back, shoulder and knee. I'm Psyched to announce that I truly feel 100% better from my injury a month ago. I aggravated my back working out but all my injuries were really from repetitive motion injuries while adjusting everyone manually for 32 years. Using the PulStar to adjust and insisting on being adjusted with the PulStar myself has radically transformed my health in a very short time.

When I was injured, I had my Chiropractor come to our office and use the PulStar to adjust my spine. I have to admit to you that I was hurt so badly that I just couldn't handle a manual adjustment, but I was skeptical as to whether the PulStar could correct my subluxations because I'm not a 'small' guy. But, when Dr. Joe came to our office and adjusted me with the PulStar, I got up and was nearly PAIN FREE. In that moment, I made the commitment to use the instrument to check and adjust all of you too.


Several of you were equally as skeptical about the instrument adjustment. Some of you (you know who you are) humored me, got adjusted with the PulStar and politely told me that you were going to have to go somewhere else to be 'cracked'. Of those 6 honest people, 5 of you have returned and told me nearly the same thing verbatim: "I didn't think that adjustment would work but I felt better, and it held longer."


The only drawback is that the PulStar adjustment takes a little longer because of the pre and post scan but that's also why it's a more precise, accurate and effective adjustment. As a result, we're going to be sticking to scheduled adjustments only. Typically, we have room for same day visits except for Saturdays but most of those visits are taken unless you schedule them first thing in the morning. Remember you can schedule online or by calling our office up to 1 month in advance of the date you would like to be seen.



Many People Are Not Feeling Great...

I've been in practice for 32 years now. As the Allstate commercial says, "I know a thing or two, because I've seen a thing or two." In all my years in practice I've never seen so many people come in with dizziness, vertigo, neurological symptoms that look like MS, ALS, and neurological Lyme disease but the tests for those conditions are negative and yet they are still suffering. All these things have come about in the last 3 years. I've spoken with colleagues both in person and online and they're seeing a drastic increase in all sorts of chronic conditions and cardiovascular conditions, but vertigo and dizziness are just skyrocketing.


All this started in the last 3 years so we have to entertain the possibility that this sudden onset in problems has something to do with the laboratory created virus we all experienced over the last 3 years, the shot(s) that people took for said virus or possibly from the shedding of the spike of the virus from those who took the shot. I've taken care of people with all the most common symptoms that are currently on the rise and they resolved quickly after an adjustment because the adjustment allowed the body to heal itself more efficiently but that's not working like it used to before 3 years ago. So why not and what's the cause?


If you do a search on the CDC's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System VAERS for the reported side effects of the Covid shots, keeping in mind that A Harvard-Pilgrim Study found that only 1% of the side effects are actually reported, there are 81,470 cases of dizziness on the VAERS system for the Covid shot. If you do the math, if that's 1% of the total cases than the actual amount of people potentially suffering from this one side effect is closer to 8.1M people. When I found that fact, I was astounded. The number of vertigo events reported is 9,390, Headaches is 153,172, Myalgia (muscle pain) 58,763, arthralgia (joint pain) 53,105, Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) 17,272, paresthesia (numbness or tingling) 26, 348 and on and on AND remember that's most likely 1% of the total of people actually suffering those effects.


In case you're wondering where I'm getting the "1% thing", the people behind the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) have admitted that “fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported”  in an early grant:


“Adverse events from drugs and vaccines are common, but underreported. Although 25% of ambulatory patients experience an adverse drug event, less than 0.3% of all adverse drug events and 1-13% of serious events are reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Likewise, fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported. Low reporting rates preclude or slow the identification of “problem” drugs and vaccines that endanger public health.”


Of course, nobody can be sure that the current uptick in our offices of people experiencing these symptoms is due to the shots alone. It's entirely possible that the virus itself, or more specifically the spike protein on this virus is causing the problem as well. Many of the symptoms listed as side effects of C-19 are clustered under the diagnosis of "Long Covid" as well. Odd problems are presenting themselves as well. I couldn't believe it when my first patient told me about his "Covid Toes" explaining the unusual rash on his feet and now it's commonplace to have patients ask me about it. I used to think that 'shedding' of the spike protein or virus from a vaccinated person onto an unvaccinated person was really the stuff of conspiracy theorists but now the literature is very clear on this point so it's possible that those who were not vaccinated may have been introduced to the spike protein or virus and side effects by those who were vaccinated.


Those are the problems doctors like myself are observing. So, what's the solution for those who are suffering?

A Possible Solution...

I believe that the only solution that makes sense is going to be a multi-pronged approach that includes:


1. Be Well Adjusted. That means maintaining the integrity of your nervous system by having your spine checked for subluxations on a weekly or every other week basis. You can't get checked 'too often' but you can certainly not get checked often enough now that we have the PulStar in the office to scan your spine before we do any adjusting to determine objectively if you're subluxated or holding your adjustment. Now that we scan each and every patient prior to their adjustment, we've seen that our regular patients are having more 'perfect checkups' where the pre-adjustment scan is coming up entirely green or healthy and the posture confirms that NO ADJUSTMENT is necessary on that visit. It just so happens that we don't charge for perfect checkups so it's a win-win. We only charge when we need to adjust but we don't charge if all we do is check the spine. I'm committed to ensuring that our community stays Well Adjusted!


2. Move Well. If we're going to become as healthy as possible that's going to require that we get off our butts and exercise. For some people that's a daunting task. I think we ask too many questions about the topic. Just get moving. Start by walking! Walking is a fantastic form of exercise! It’s accessible, low-impact, and offers numerous health benefits. Walking doesn't float your boat? explore some other excellent exercises as well:


Swimming: Swimming is like a full-body workout. The buoyancy of water supports your body, making it easier on your joints. Plus, it’s great for mental well-being too. 🏊‍♀️


Tai Chi: This graceful Chinese martial art combines movement and relaxation. It’s accessible for all ages and helps improve balance, which tends to decline as we get older. 🀄


Strength Training: Lifting light weights helps keep your muscles strong without bulking them up. Muscle also burns calories, making weight maintenance easier. 💪


Remember, a well-rounded fitness routine should include a mix of cardio, strength training, and flexibility/balance exercises.  Variety keeps workouts interesting and maximizes health benefits. So whether you’re swimming, practicing tai chi, or lifting weights, keep moving and stay healthy!


3. Think Well. Staying positive and reducing stress are essential for overall well-being. Here are some effective strategies you can incorporate into your daily life: Deep Breathing, Guided Imagery, Meditation, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Go For A Walk, Hugs, Aromatherapy, Engage in Creativity, Maintain A Healthy diet, Consider Stress Relief Supplements, Participate in Leisure Activities, Practice Positive Self-Talk, Yoga, Express Gratitude, Exercise Regularly, Evaluate Your Priorities, Seek Social Support, Eliminate Stressors, etc.


Remember that everyone is unique, so experiment with different techniques to find what works best for you.  Incorporate a mix of short-term and long-term strategies to build resilience against stress


4. Sleep Well. Getting quality sleep is crucial for overall health and well-being. Here are some benefits of sleep and strategies to improve your sleep quality:


Improved Mood:

A good night’s sleep positively impacts your mood by restoring the body and improving energy levels.

Inadequate sleep increases the risk of mental distress, anxiety, depression, and irritability.

Develop a consistent sleep routine to enhance your mood.


Healthy Heart:

Quality sleep promotes cardiac health.

During sleep, heart rate slows down, and blood pressure decreases, allowing the heart and vascular system to rest.

Insufficient sleep is a risk factor for cardiovascular events like heart disease, heart attack, and heart failure.


Regulated Blood Sugar:

Sleep affects the body’s relationship with insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar.

Getting seven or more hours of sleep each night helps maintain stable blood sugar levels.

Lack of sleep increases insulin resistance, leading to elevated blood sugar levels and a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes.


Improved Mental Function:

Sleep supports memory and cognitive thinking.

Brain plasticity theory suggests that sleep allows the brain to grow, reorganize, and form new neural connections.

A good night’s sleep enhances problem-solving, decision-making, and learning abilities.

Insufficient sleep impairs clear thinking, memory formation, and overall daytime function.


Strategies for Better Sleep:

Consistent Sleep Schedule: Go to bed and wake up at the same time daily, even on weekends.

Create a Relaxing Bedroom Environment:

Ensure your bedroom is quiet, dark, and at a comfortable temperature.

Remove electronic devices (TVs, computers, smartphones) from the bedroom.


Limit Caffeine, Nicotine, and Alcohol Intake:

Avoid these substances close to bedtime.


Physical Activity:

Regular exercise promotes better sleep.


Avoid Heavy Meals Before Bed:

Opt for light snacks if needed.


Wind Down Before Sleep:

Read, meditate, or practice relaxation techniques.


Limit Naps:

Short naps during the day can help, but avoid long naps close to bedtime.


Evaluate Your Mattress and Pillows:

Ensure they provide comfort and support.


Consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):

CBT can help manage insomnia and improve sleep quality.


Remember that prioritizing sleep is essential for overall health and productivity.  Sweet dreams!😴🌙


5. Eat Well: This one is the part that I think may have the second most important effect on healing the body next to having a healthy nervous system because even with the best 'diet' the body can't absorb the nutrients unless the nervous system is healthy and coordinating the functions of the digestive system.

Let’s delve into the fascinating relationship between food, inflammation, and health.


Healing Power of Food:

The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates famously said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” This timeless wisdom emphasizes that the food we consume plays a crucial role in maintaining our well-being.

Nutrient-rich foods provide essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that support our immune system, cellular repair, and overall health.


Here are some ways in which food acts as medicine:

Antioxidants: Fruits, vegetables, nuts, and whole grains contain antioxidants that protect our cells from damage caused by free radicals.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Found in fatty fish (like salmon), flaxseeds, and walnuts, these healthy fats reduce inflammation and promote heart health.

Probiotics: Yogurt, kefir, and fermented foods support gut health and boost our immune system.

Vitamin C: Citrus fruits, bell peppers, and strawberries enhance our immune response.

Turmeric: This spice contains curcumin, which has potent anti-inflammatory properties.


Inflammation and Disease:

Inflammation is a natural response by our immune system to injury, infection, or stress. Acute inflammation helps us heal, but chronic inflammation can harm our organs over time.


Chronic inflammation is associated with various diseases:

Heart Disease: Inflammation damages blood vessels, leading to atherosclerosis (narrowing of arteries) and heart attacks.


Diabetes: Chronic inflammation affects insulin sensitivity and worsens blood sugar control.

Arthritis: Inflammatory processes contribute to joint pain and stiffness.

Cancer: Prolonged inflammation increases cancer risk.

Autoimmune Conditions: Conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus involve excessive immune responses.


Inflammatory Foods:

Certain foods can trigger inflammation. Here are some culprits:

Red and Processed Meats: High in saturated fats, they prompt immune cells to release inflammatory proteins.

Refined Carbohydrates: White bread, pasta, and rice cause inflammation due to their impact on blood sugar levels.


Sugar-Sweetened Foods: Added sugars lead to insulin resistance and inflammation.


Processed Foods: Chemical additives and trans fats in processed foods interact with the immune system.



Anti-Inflammatory Diet:

To combat inflammation, consider an organic, anti-inflammatory diet:


Mediterranean Diet: Rich in fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, olive oil, and dark chocolate.


Plant-Based Diet: Low in red meat and processed foods, high in antioxidants.


Whole Grains: Opt for whole grains over refined grains.


Spices: Turmeric, ginger, and garlic have anti-inflammatory properties.


Omega-3 Sources: Include fatty fish, chia seeds, and flaxseeds.


Remember, food choices matter, and a thoughtful diet can be a powerful ally in promoting health and preventing disease.

Extraordinary Times Call For Extraordinary Measures. What I'm Currently Doing...

I just watched a compelling video on Amazon Prime called 'Fasting: The Healer Within'. It was about two brothers who underwent a 20-day water fast followed by a 20-day juice fast. Water fasting holds a profound potential for revitalizing the body and promoting holistic well-being. It's a journey that allows the body to rest and rejuvenate, tapping into its innate healing capacities. Stem cell production, a remarkable phenomenon triggered during fasting, offers a beacon of hope for those seeking to overcome health challenges. Beyond this, water fasting has been linked to improved insulin sensitivity, cellular repair mechanisms, and mental clarity, offering a comprehensive approach to restoring health. Prolonged fasting of 10 to 20 up to even 40 days may be a potential solution for the rise in symptoms I described earlier in this newsletter.


Yet, the decision to embark on a water fast is not one made lightly. For many, the prospect of abstaining from food for an extended period can evoke feelings of fear and uncertainty. It's an undertaking often reserved for those facing significant health hurdles and feeling desperate for solutions. Recognizing this hesitancy, alternative paths like the SOS diet have emerged. By focusing on eliminating sugar, oil, and salt, the SOS diet presents a gentler approach to improving health. It's a compassionate choice that acknowledges the challenges individuals may face and offers a more accessible route to wellness.


In the realm of health, there's no one-size-fits-all solution. Both water fasting and the SOS diet offer pathways to healing, each with its own merits and considerations. Whether it's the profound reset of a water fast or the gradual, sustainable changes of the SOS diet, both approaches are rooted in compassion for the body's journey toward health and vitality. Ultimately, the decision rests with each individual, guided by their unique circumstances, aspirations, and readiness for change.


I've never asked anyone to do anything that I haven't tried myself, so I began the SOS diet on Sunday, April 21st. I cleared our kitchen of anything with Sugar, Oil or Salt and none of those has passed through my lips since then. In addition, I'm not eating any meat or wheat or dairy, but you don't need to do that if you follow along at home. I'm writing this newsletter today on Sunday, 4/28/24, and so far I've dropped 9 lbs. and I feel great. It sounds easy right? Just No Sugar, Oil or Salt. Wrong. But it's worth it! I'll let you know how it's going next month. It's my hope that this will become my new lifestyle and I'll finally achieve my ideal weight and maintain it after a lifetime of being overweight.


I'm convinced that we DO NOT have an Obesity problem. We have an ADDICTION PROBLEM. We are addicted to the dopamine rush in our brain that Sugar, Oil and Salt create.

Try this experiment. Make a healthy bowl of brown rice for dinner with a salad. Put anything you want on the rice the first day to make it 'taste good'. I used soy sauce and toasted sesame oil. I ate the entire bowl and the entire salad that was covered in my favorite oily, mayo laden dressing. The next night make the same salad and bowl of rice but put anything you want on it that doesn't contain ANY Sugar, Oil or Salt. At 2/3 of the bowl of rice, I FELT FULL! I actually stopped eating because I was satisfied! Sugar, Oil and Salt prevent us from feeling satiated and cause us to continue to eat because those foods produce more and more "happy chemicals" in the brain. In essence, we have become addicted to the feeling that's produced by eating foods that include Sugar, Oil and Salt.


I invite you to make the change to a healthy organic SOS way of eating and if you're at your wits end, maybe even watch the following video and head out to California to stay at Dr. Alan's inpatient facility to do a prolonged water fast :  The Crazy Benefits of Water-Only Fasting With Dr. Alan Goldhamer – Rich Roll


Extraordinary times do indeed call for Extraordinary measures but let's do it safely.


That's A LOT of serious stuff. I don't know about you but I need a laugh!




And Now A Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we welcome the blossoming beauty of May, we pause to reflect on the renewing spirit of this season and the continuous blessings You bestow upon us. In this time of growth and renewal, we ask for Your guiding hand over our health and well-being.


Lord, bless our endeavors as we strive to heal and help those in our care. Grant us the wisdom to be instruments of Your peace and healing, using the skills You have blessed us with to ease pain and restore strength. We pray for the discernment to understand the needs of each person we serve, ensuring they feel supported and cared for in their journey towards wellness.


We also ask for Your protective embrace over our patients, their families, and all who contribute to our community. May Your love and grace be a shield around us, keeping us safe, healthy, and vibrant. Inspire us daily to serve with kindness, empathy, and a deep sense of commitment to the well-being of others.


Finally, Lord, fill our hearts with gratitude for the trust placed in us, and for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those we meet. May we always be reminded of the strength and hope that comes from You. We pray all these things in Your holy name.


Amen.


In Health and Faith,

Dr. Jay, Kim, Lori, Nastassja, Kerrie and Kaitlin



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