Weekly Wellness Tip

Termites and Your Health

Posted: June 29, 2011
By: Dr Chaz Ebert

Hi all!  So you’re probably wondering what termites have to do with your health?

Have you ever had termites?  Termites are not like cockroaches. When cockroaches come into your house you know they are there. You turn on the light and you see them scamper into the corner. You then kill one and 200 others come to the funeral. Termites are not like that. The termites get into the beams under the house where they chew, eat and live. They are tiny little guys. They cannot eat a great deal, but they raise families and live there. There are hundreds of them, and then they invite their friends and neighbors over until there are thousands of them. Then there are wild parties, and you know what happens at wild parties, some of them get pregnant. Now there are hundreds of thousands of termites.

All of your beams become riddled with termites and someone mentions to you about bringing in an exterminator. You say, “What for? Exterminators are expensive. Besides, my house is immaculate. It is clean and beautiful.” Year after year you do nothing and then one day you are walking across the kitchen floor and the whole house collapses. “Ooh, I better get an exterminator in here.” It is too late to get an exterminator. The house is now destroyed.

Vertebral subluxation is like those termites. It eats away at the foundation of life, most of the time without any symptoms; and then one day, all of a sudden, the structure collapses. When you get home, and I do not care where you live, look in your local newspaper. In the obituary section, if not today, then tomorrow, you are going to find somebody who never had a sick day in their life who all of a sudden dropped dead of a heart attack at age 47. Next to his name will be a person who had an aneurysm, then one who had a stroke.

Most people who wake up in the hospital with terminal cancer felt great a month, week and even sometimes the day before. Vertebral subluxations eat away at the foundation of life, most of the time without any presenting symptoms. Do not wait until disaster strikes before you get subluxations corrected.

The purpose of chiropractic is to keep you subluxation free. Remember, vertebral subluxation not only interferes with your health potential, but every other potential in your life. If you are walking around with subluxations, you cannot do anything as well. You cannot sleep as well, you cannot be as well nourished, they interfere with your income capacity, your moods, your sex life, your study habits, your memory, how well you drive a car, how well you play golf, how well you lift weights. You cannot do anything at your best if there is subluxation present!  (R.G.)

Why would you want to go even a week without your body performing its best?

Love and Health,

Dr. Chaz

Full Potential Chiropractic


Boosting Your Immunity With The Chiropractic Advantage

Posted: June 21, 2011
By: Dr Chaz Ebert

Louis Pasteur, the father of modern medicine said, “Illnesses hover constantly above us, their seeds blown by the wind but they do not set in the terrain, unless the terrain is ready to receive them!”  Why is it that two different people can be exposed to the same germ, but only one gets sick?  The story of Masha and Dasha, one of the most unusual sets of “Siamese” or conjoined twins ever born answers that question for us. 

Although Masha and Dasha have four arms, they have only three legs. They stand on two of their legs, one controlled by Masha, one by Dasha (they were five before they learned how to walk) while a third, vestigial leg remains in the air behind them. Their upper intestines are separated but they share a single lower intestine and rectum. They have four kidneys and one bladder, and often disagree on when to urinate. They have a common reproductive system.

Because their circulatory systems are inter-connected, the twins share each other’s blood. Therefore, a bacterium or virus that enters one twin’s bloodstream will soon be seen in the blood of her sister. Yet surprisingly, illness affects them differently. Dasha is short-sighted, prone to colds and right-handed. Masha smokes occasionally, has a healthier constitution, higher blood pressure than her sister, good eyesight and is left-handed.

The twins differing health patterns present a mystery. Why did one become ill with a childhood disease, like measles for example, while the other did not? The measles “bug” was in both of their bodies, in their collective bloodstream; so why didn’t both get the measles?

Evidently there is more to “getting the measles” than having the measles “bug”. This phenomenon was seen over and over again with the girls (flu, colds, and other childhood diseases were all experienced separately). If germs alone had the power to cause infectious diseases, why would one of the twins be disease-free while the other was ill? What was it in their makeup that differentiated one from the other?

The answer was not far to seek. Although Masha and Dasha had common circulatory, digestive, excretory, lymphatic, endocrine and skeletal systems (they were joined at the hips), they had separate spinal columns and spinal cords. This was the only important difference between the two girls.

In Masha and Dasha, nature’s “laboratory” devised an experiment that no human researcher could ever duplicate. These extraordinary twins are an invaluable example confirming that there is much more to “catching” a disease than simply breathing in germs; germs can make you sick if and only if your body provides fertile ground to grow in.

Love and Health,

Dr. Chaz

Full Potential Chiropractic


Hot & Cold!!!

Posted: June 15, 2011
By: Dr Chaz Ebert

Hey gang!  I hope you all are having a great week! 

How amazing is your body?  It blows my mind how incredibly smart your body is!

Think about this….

You walk outside, it’s the middle of summer, 105 degrees outside…what does your body start to do?  Yup…SWEAT!  Now I’m sure some of you are saying, “Big deal!”  We take it for granted.  But if you take a second to really comprehend this, you must have an incredible appreciation for your body’s Innate wisdom!

What you might not realize is that in this environment, your body is only a few degrees from internal combustion basically!  The body realizes this and adapts accordingly.  Sweating is the body’s Innate way of cooling itself down!  Incredible!  Did you even have to think about doing this?  Nope, it happened naturally!  What if the sweating didn’t happen?  Who knows, but I don’t want to find out, as I have roasted marshmallows before and it never turns out well for the marshmallow! ;)

Let’s take a look at the other end of the spectrum…

It’s the middle of winter, 10 below (if yer up nort der hey u betcha!), and you walk outside without a coat on.  What happens?  You start to shiver.  Amazing!!!  Again, this is your body’s natural response in order to warm itself up.  You don’t have to think about it and rarely can you even control it!  What if that didn’t happen?  I repeat,  I would rather not find out!

What’s the take away here?  Don’t take your Innate Intelligence for granted!  It knows what’s best for you!  It’s smarter than all the doctors on this planet combined!  Trust it!  This is the philosophy principled Chiropractors have believed for over 115 years!  We’d love to have you on board!

Love and Health,

Dr. Chaz

Full Potential Chiropractic


Health Myth #5 Prevention = Early Detection

Posted: June 6, 2011
By: Dr Chaz Ebert

Hey gang, we’re talking about Health Myth #5: Prevention = Early Detection.

Unfortunately in our country, we have a distorted view of prevention.  Think about it, we have the “wellness” check ups for just about everything: the mammograms, prostate checks, skin cancer tests, diabetes screenings, blood pressure tests.  All of these tests promote early detection, which is NOT prevention!  It is what it is…Early Detection, which in most cases is too late!  Now, thank God we have these tests and thank God we can detect disease early on and take the appropriate action, but this still is not prevention.  It’s already too late!  Prevention occurs during the previous weeks, months, and years of healthy lifestyle choices!  That is true prevention, not early detection!

I might ruffle a few feathers here, but that’s OK.  If I didn’t it, means I’m not challenging your thinking enough!  With that being said, I refuse to give any of my time, energy, or money to any of these fundraisers for research for cancer, diabetes, heart disease, or any other ailment.  Before I go on, I truly believe that these groups have nothing the BEST intentions and they do want to help people, but I feel like they are knocking on the wrong doors.  How much money needs to be raised???  Where exactly does this money go???  (Check the statistics…you’d be amazed!  <1% of the BILLIONS of $$$ goes to wellness and true prevention)   How much research needs to be done????  Will they ever find a “cure”???  Is there such thing as a “cure”???  Why do we continue to focus on sickness and disease???

If you wanted a healthy marriage, would you study people who have been divorced 4 times or study people who are still walking hand in hand down the side-walk after 60+ years of marriage? 

Mother Teresa was once asked to participate in a march against war.  She declined, stating, “If there is a march for peace, I will be there!”

The point is, you get what you focus on!  What if we took the billions of dollars and put just a 1/4 of it toward promoting TRUE health and wellness lifestyles that would prevent millions of people from getting sick and save this country boat-loads of cash!

So, in the spirit of Mother Teresa, if there is a walk, run, or fundraiser for “Health & Wellness” (TRUE Health & Wellness) I’ll be the first one in line to donate my time, energy, and money!

Love and Health,

Dr. Chaz


Health Myth #4 Symptoms Are a Bad Thing!

Posted: June 1, 2011
By: Dr Chaz Ebert

It’s the middle of the night and all of a sudden the fire alarm in your home starts ringing and you smell smoke.  You immediately call the fire department.  Minutes later they storm into your house with axes and water hoses and starting spraying water at the fire alarm and finally knock the batteries out of the fire alarm.  The ringing stops as the firemen leave your home saying, “Whoah, that was a close one, have a great night folks.”

How long would you remain in that home?  Try 0 seconds!  You would get the heck out of there ASAP!  Why?  Because the firemen never addressed the CAUSE aka THE FIRE!  They treated/masked the “symptom” by getting the ringing to stop.  Now, just because the ringing stopped, does that mean the fire is out?  NO!

This happens 100,000′s of time per day with people’s’ health! 

Perfect example:

A person is experiencing sharp, stabbing back pain every time they rotate their body to the right.  Remember, your body is amazingly smart!  This is its way of telling you, “Don’t turn that way you idiot, or your going to cause a lot more damage!”  But what do we do…we go to the doctor or the drug store for pills, lotions, muscle relaxers, medications, injections.  Guess what?  THEY WORK!!!  No doubt about it, you feel better and have absolutely no pain or symptoms now when rotating to the right.  As a matter of fact, you can turn even further to the right then before!  Awesome!  WRONG!!!  You pretty much duct-taped the mouth of your best friend (your own body) who was trying to tell you, “Don’t turn this way you moron!  Let your body heal!”  Nope, we won’t have it!  So now you can turn all you want without any pain.  Do you see the problem with this?  You’re causing MORE damage than ever, and you don’t even know it because you can’t feel it.  You just removed the batteries from the fire alarm, but didn’t put out the fire! 

This is just one example.  It can be applied to 100′s of different situations. 

In conclusion, symptoms are not a bad thing!  They are your body’s warning signal telling you something is wrong!  Don’t cover them up, listen to them!  Ask yourself, “WHY?”  Then work to correct the cause of the problem!

Love and Health,

Dr. Chaz


Health Myth #3 Germs Cause Disease

Posted: May 24, 2011
By: Dr Chaz Ebert

Time to tackle health myth #3: Germs cause disease.

Think about this…right now, wherever you are, you are surrounded by millions of germs.  It’s a given, there is no escape from germs!  So why aren’t you sick 100% of the time?  After all, you’re exposed to germs 24/7!

Think back to grade school.  Do you remember the classmate that was always sick?  I bet you’re thinking of him or her right now!  You know, the one with snot all over his/her  face, sneezing, coughing, lethargic.  I know you know who I’m talking about!  Why is it that only one, or a handful of kids, from a class get sick when the entire class is exposed to all the same germs? 

People say all the time, “I’m concerned about hanging out in certain environments because I don’t want to catch the flu!”

In reality, germs do not cause disease!  If the germ theory of disease were true, there would be nobody alive to believe it!

So if ten of us were all in the same room with the same germs.  Who would come in contact with the germs?  Everybody, all ten of us.  But maybe only 4 of us get a cough, cold, flu, or fever.  The rest of us are just fine.  How does that happen?  Well, your nervous system controls every single part of your body, including your immune system.  So the person who has a weakened nervous system, also has a weakened immune system.  Their bodies cannot adapt properly to the environment leading to sickness and dis-ease.

So it’s not the seed, it’s the soil.  In other words, a perfectly good seed will not grow if the soil isn’t right.  Just the same, germs will not cause sickness if the environment within the body is not right (meaning you have a strong nervous/immune system to fight the bug off). 

What most drugs and medications do is treat the symptom so you “feel” better, but you’re actually still sick!  What Chiropractors do is work on building the body’s health by strengthening the nervous system which will strengthen the immune system and prevent the sickness in the first place!

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Love and Health,

Dr. Chaz


Health Myth #2

Posted: May 18, 2011
By: Dr Chaz Ebert

Continuing on with health myth #2:


There are a lot of people who believe that health or disease is an event.  This again is false!  Building health or developing disease is a process, not an event.  Every decision you make is either leading you towards health and wellness or towards sickness and disease.  It’s the choice between the apple or the donut, to workout out or sit on the couch, to be calm or stressed out. 

Think about it, anything you do is a process.  If you just picked up a golf club for the first time, chances are you’re not going to be great right from the start.  If you practice regularly, you’ll begin to improve! 

If you work out once, you’re not going to be in great shape overnight. 

If you start investing money into a savings account, it takes time to build. 

Breaking your arm is an event, but the healing that happens afterwards is a beautiful process! 

Just like these examples, disease is a process.  Heart disease doesn’t happen overnight.  Cancer doesn’t happen overnight.  I hear people say all the time, “Yeah, John got heart disease.”  Like it’s bug floating around.  John didn’t get heart disease, he earned disease from years of poor choices.  His first symptom will probably be a heart attack which has a 60% chance of killing him.  These diseases are processes that have been manifesting themselves for months or more likely years.

Healing is also a process.  It’s amazing to hear people say how frustrated they are because they don’t “feel” any better after a week when their health issue has been present for 30 years!  People in our society want the immediate results, which is why most of them look for the quick cure.  The pain reliever that makes them “feel” better. 

If you do have a symptom, sickness, or disease you have 2 options:

1)  Medicate – you will most likely “feel” better, but you are masking symptoms and have done nothing to turn the direction of your health around and your health will deteriorate at an even faster pace even though the symptoms are gone.

2)  Build Health - you can work to turn the direction of your health around by changing unhealthy habits and building a healthy nervous system which will allow your body to heal itself. 

Which one makes more sense to you?

Love and Health,

Dr. Chaz


Health Myth #1

Posted: May 10, 2011
By: Dr Chaz Ebert

Hi gang!  I hope you all are doing great! 

In the next few posts I want to tackle a few of the biggest health myths that I come across constantly.  The first myth is:


I ask people all the time, “How’s your health?”  To which they respond, “Good!”  My next question is usually, “How do you know?”  They say, “Because I feel good!”

And this is how the conversation goes the majority of the time. 

Here’s the truth…you can’t judge your health by how you’re feeling!  Think about it.  We’ve all known people who felt great, and dropped dead of a heart attack or went in for a routine check-up, and were diagnosed with cancer.  Remember, they felt fine!  On the other end of the spectrum, what if you went out for dinner and got served some bad (contaminated) food.  You get home and you feel awful.  Stomach cramps, fever, vomiting, you name it.  Would you say your healthy or sick?  Most people think that is sickness because they “feel” bad.  Nothing could be further from the truth!  Your body is expressing health!  Your body is so amazingly smart that it knows something “bad” got in and it is going to do whatever it takes to kill off the bacteria and rid the body of the toxins.  Hence the fever and vomiting. 

Now, what most people do is run out to the drug store to get Pepto Bismal, aspirin, and other medications to stop this natural process.  So your body is trying to help you, and you just created interference in the process of masking the symptoms.  Now all those toxins and bacteria that your body was trying to get rid of naturally, will remain and could lead to further sickness, dis-ease, and even possibly death (if severe enough).

Again, your body is so amazingly smart!  You have more Innate wisdom in the tip of your pinky finger than all the doctors on this planet combined!   Nature needs no help just no interference! 

In conclusion, symptoms can be very misleading.  That’s why symptoms aren’t something principled Chiropractors track very carefully.  It’s not how you’re “feeling” that matters.  It’s how you’re “healing” that matters!  All healing begins with a healthy nervous system!

Love and Health,

Dr. Chaz


Hit The RESET Button!

Posted: May 2, 2011
By: Dr Chaz Ebert

When you’re computer just isn’t acting quite right, what do you do?  Yep….you hit the RESET button!  Sure enough, you’re computer reboots and works great!  Pretty convenient, huh?

What if you could do the exact same thing with your own body?  After a week full of physical, chemical, and emotional stress, what if there was a way to hit the RESET button for your body?  Let’s face it, to some degree we ALL suffer from physical, chemical, and emotional stress on a daily basis which leads to breakdown and improper function in the body. 

Good news!  A Chiropractic adjustment is like hitting the RESET button.  Especially at the top bone in your spine called the atlas.  The atlas is located at the level of your brainstem (where your brain becomes your spinal cord).  This is like “Houston Control” for your entire body.  So a specific adjustment to the atlas is just like hitting the RESET button.  You’re body now has the best chance to heal, repair, and function for hours and even days!  How cool is that?

That’s why the healthiest families on the planet receive regular Chiropractic care….not just for neck or back pain, but rather to be at their very best!

So the question is….do you want to be optimally healthy or just not sick?  There is a huge difference!

Love and Health,

Dr. Chaz

Drug Money!

Posted: April 25, 2011
By: Dr Chaz Ebert


Unfortunately, people are being brainwashed by “Big Pharma.”  People are being brainwashed into thinking that they have no control over their health.  That they were born with the genes for a certain sickness or disease, and there is nothing they can do about it.  This type of brainwashing is genius…for the pharmaceutical companies that is!  Think about it, if they can convince you that you have no control, that these were just “the cards you were dealt,” then how easy is it for them to convince you that your only hope lies in a pill, potion, lotion, medication, or surgery.  This is what is happening to millions of people everyday and making the pharmaceutical companies BILLIONS of dollars!  Sickness has become a business and it is the biggest industry in the world. 

Are you ready for the truth?  YOU DO HAVE CONTROL OVER YOUR HEALTH!  Wow, what a relief!  Just coming to that realization is a huge step for most people.  You have to take responsibility for your health.  You have to create a healthy environment so you genes can express themselves in a healthy way.  This is called epigenetics!  Eating well, thinking well, moving well, limiting toxins, getting adjusted all create the healthiest environment possible for your genes, which gives your body the best chance of being healthy for a long time!

I’m not saying that there aren’t times for drugs and surgery, but to think that these are your ONLY options for certain sicknesses and dis-eases is false.

Take responsibility for your life and your health.  You and your family will thank you for it down the road!

Love and Health,

Dr. Chaz