Weekly Wellness Tip http://www.fpchiro.com/blogweekly-wellness-tip.html Read Dr. Chaz's weekly health tips that will help you reach your Full Potential and Live the Life You Love! en-us NYK RSS Feeder Termites and Your Health http://www.fpchiro.com/blog/weekly-wellness-tip/2011/6/29/termites-and-your-health/ Wed, 29 Jun 2011 11:17:25 -0400<p style=\"text-align: center\"> <a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/termite_damage_house1.jpg\"><img alt=\"\" class=\"aligncenter size-medium wp-image-407\" height=\"206\" src=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/termite_damage_house1.jpg?w=300&amp;h=206\" title=\"Termite_Damage_House(1)\" width=\"300\" /></a></p> <p> Hi all!&nbsp; So you&rsquo;re probably wondering what termites have to do with your health?</p> <p> Have you ever had termites? &nbsp;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.</p> <p> All of your beams become riddled with termites and someone mentions to you about bringing in an exterminator. You say, &ldquo;What for? Exterminators&nbsp;are expensive. Besides, my house is immaculate. It is clean and beautiful.&rdquo; Year after year you do nothing and then one day you are walking across the kitchen floor and the whole house collapses. &ldquo;Ooh, I better get an exterminator&nbsp;in here.&rdquo; It is too late to get an exterminator. The house is now destroyed.</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> Most people who wake up in the hospital with terminal cancer felt great a month, week and even sometimes the day before. Vertebral subluxations&nbsp;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.</p> <p> The purpose of chiropractic is to keep you subluxation&nbsp;free. Remember, vertebral subluxation&nbsp;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!&nbsp; (R.G.)</p> <p> Why would you want to go even a week without your body performing its best?</p> <p> Love and Health,</p> <p> Dr. Chaz</p> <p> Full Potential Chiropractic</p> <p> <a href=\"https://fpchiro.com/\">www.fpchiro.com</a></p> Boosting Your Immunity With The Chiropractic Advantage http://www.fpchiro.com/blog/weekly-wellness-tip/2011/6/21/boosting-your-immunity-with-the-chiropractic-advantage/ Tue, 21 Jun 2011 17:26:14 -0400<p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-family: arial\"><a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/masha__dasha.jpg\"><img alt=\"\" class=\"aligncenter size-medium wp-image-404\" height=\"300\" src=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/masha__dasha.jpg?w=214&amp;h=300\" title=\"masha_&amp;_dasha\" width=\"214\" /></a></span></p> <p> <span style=\"font-family: arial\">Louis Pasteur, the <em>father of modern medicine</em>&nbsp;said, &ldquo;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!&rdquo;&nbsp; Why is it that two different people can be exposed to the same germ, but only one gets sick?&nbsp; The story of Masha and Dasha, one of the most unusual sets of &ldquo;Siamese&rdquo; or conjoined twins ever born answers that question for us.&nbsp; </span></p> <p> <span style=\"font-family: arial\">Although Masha and Dasha&nbsp;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. </span></p> <p> <span style=\"font-family: arial\">Because their circulatory systems are inter-connected, the twins share each other&rsquo;s blood. <strong>Therefore, a bacterium or virus that enters one twin&rsquo;s bloodstream will soon be seen in the blood of her sister. Yet surprisingly, illness affects them differently</strong>. 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. </span></p> <p> <span style=\"font-family: arial\">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? <strong>The measles &ldquo;bug&rdquo; was in both of their bodies, in their collective bloodstream; so why didn&rsquo;t both get the measles?</strong> </span></p> <p> <span style=\"font-family: arial\">Evidently there is more to &ldquo;getting the measles&rdquo; than having the measles &ldquo;bug&rdquo;. This phenomenon was seen over and over again with the girls (flu, colds, and other childhood diseases were all experienced separately). <strong>If germs alone had the power to cause infectious diseases, why would one of the twins be disease-free while the other was ill?</strong> What was it in their makeup that differentiated one from the other? </span></p> <p> <span style=\"font-family: arial\">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 <strong>separate spinal columns and spinal cords</strong>. This was the only important difference between the two girls. </span></p> <p> <span style=\"font-family: arial\">In Masha and Dasha, nature&rsquo;s &ldquo;laboratory&rdquo; devised an experiment that no human researcher could ever duplicate. <strong>These extraordinary twins are an invaluable example confirming that there is much more to &ldquo;catching&rdquo; a disease than simply breathing in germs; germs can make you sick if and only if your body provides fertile ground to grow in.</strong> </span></p> <p> <span style=\"font-family: arial\">Love and Health,</span></p> <p> <span style=\"font-family: arial\">Dr. Chaz</span></p> <p> <span style=\"font-family: arial\">Full Potential Chiropractic</span></p> <p> <span style=\"font-family: arial\"><a href=\"https://fpchiro.com/\">www.fpchiro.com</a></span></p> Hot & Cold!!! http://www.fpchiro.com/blog/weekly-wellness-tip/2011/6/15/hot-cold/ Wed, 15 Jun 2011 13:38:22 -0400<p style=\"text-align: center\"> <a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/hot_cold_water_faucets.jpg\"><img alt=\"\" class=\"aligncenter size-medium wp-image-397\" height=\"223\" src=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/hot_cold_water_faucets.jpg?w=300&amp;h=223\" title=\"Hot and Cold\" width=\"300\" /></a></p> <p> Hey gang!&nbsp; I hope you all are having a great week!&nbsp;</p> <p> How amazing is your body?&nbsp; It blows my mind how incredibly smart your body is!</p> <p> Think about this&hellip;.</p> <p> You walk outside, it&rsquo;s the middle of summer, 105 degrees&nbsp;outside&hellip;what does your body start to do?&nbsp; Yup&hellip;SWEAT!&nbsp; Now I&rsquo;m sure some of you are saying, &ldquo;Big deal!&rdquo;&nbsp; We take it for granted.&nbsp; But if you take a second to really comprehend this, you must have an incredible appreciation for your body&rsquo;s Innate wisdom!</p> <p> What you might not realize is that in this environment, your body is only a few degrees from internal combustion basically!&nbsp; The body realizes this and adapts accordingly.&nbsp; Sweating is the body&rsquo;s Innate way of cooling itself down!&nbsp; Incredible!&nbsp; Did you even have to think about doing this?&nbsp; Nope, it happened naturally!&nbsp; What if the sweating didn&rsquo;t happen?&nbsp; Who knows, but I don&rsquo;t want to find out, as I have roasted marshmallows before and it never turns out well for the marshmallow!&nbsp;;)</p> <p> Let&rsquo;s take a look at the other end of the spectrum&hellip;</p> <p> It&rsquo;s the middle of winter, 10 below (if yer up nort&nbsp;der hey u betcha!), and you walk outside without a coat on.&nbsp; What happens?&nbsp; You start to shiver.&nbsp; Amazing!!!&nbsp; Again, this is your body&rsquo;s natural response in order to warm itself up.&nbsp; You don&rsquo;t have to think about it and rarely can you even control it!&nbsp; What if that didn&rsquo;t happen?&nbsp; I repeat,&nbsp; I would rather not find out!</p> <p> What&rsquo;s the take away here?&nbsp; Don&rsquo;t take your Innate Intelligence for granted!&nbsp; It knows what&rsquo;s best for you!&nbsp; It&rsquo;s smarter than all the doctors on this planet combined!&nbsp; Trust it!&nbsp; This is the philosophy principled Chiropractors have believed for over 115 years!&nbsp; We&rsquo;d love to have you on board!</p> <p> Love and Health,</p> <p> Dr. Chaz</p> <p> Full Potential Chiropractic</p> <p> fpchiro.com</p> Health Myth #5 Prevention = Early Detection http://www.fpchiro.com/blog/weekly-wellness-tip/2011/6/6/health-myth-5-prevention-early-detection/ Mon, 06 Jun 2011 13:21:35 -0400<p style=\"text-align: center\"> <a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/myths1.gif\"><img alt=\"\" class=\"aligncenter size-full wp-image-394\" height=\"216\" src=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/myths1.gif?w=291&amp;h=216\" title=\"Myths\" width=\"291\" /></a></p> <p> Hey gang, we&rsquo;re talking about Health Myth #5: Prevention = Early Detection.</p> <p> Unfortunately in our country, we have a distorted view of prevention.&nbsp; Think about it, we have the &ldquo;wellness&rdquo; check ups for just about everything: the mammograms, prostate checks, skin cancer tests, diabetes screenings, blood pressure tests.&nbsp; All of these tests promote early detection, which is NOT prevention!&nbsp; It is what it is&hellip;Early Detection, which in most cases is too late!&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s already too late!&nbsp; Prevention occurs during the previous weeks, months, and years of healthy lifestyle choices!&nbsp; That is true prevention, not early detection!</p> <p> I might ruffle a few feathers here, but that&rsquo;s OK.&nbsp; If I didn&rsquo;t it, means I&rsquo;m not challenging your thinking enough!&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; How much money needs to be raised???&nbsp; Where exactly does this money go???&nbsp; (Check the statistics&hellip;you&rsquo;d be amazed!&nbsp; &lt;1% of the BILLIONS of $$$ goes to wellness and true prevention)&nbsp; &nbsp;How much research needs to be done????&nbsp; Will they ever find a &ldquo;cure&rdquo;???&nbsp; Is there such thing as a &ldquo;cure&rdquo;???&nbsp; Why do we continue to focus on sickness and disease???</p> <p> 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?&nbsp;</p> <p> Mother Teresa was once asked to participate in a march against war.&nbsp; She declined, stating, &ldquo;If there is a march for peace, I will be there!&rdquo;</p> <p> The point is, you get what you focus on!&nbsp; 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!</p> <p> So, in the spirit of Mother Teresa, if there is a walk, run, or fundraiser for &ldquo;Health &amp; Wellness&rdquo; (TRUE Health &amp; Wellness) I&rsquo;ll be the first one in line to donate my time, energy, and money!</p> <p> Love and Health,</p> <p> Dr. Chaz</p> <p> fpchiro.com</p> Health Myth #4 Symptoms Are a Bad Thing! http://www.fpchiro.com/blog/weekly-wellness-tip/2011/6/1/health-myth-4-symptoms-are-a-bad-thing/ Wed, 01 Jun 2011 09:27:41 -0400<p style=\"text-align: center\"> <a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/myths.gif\"><img alt=\"\" class=\"aligncenter size-full wp-image-389\" height=\"216\" src=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/myths.gif?w=291&amp;h=216\" title=\"Myths\" width=\"291\" /></a></p> <p> It&rsquo;s the middle of the night and all of a sudden&nbsp;the fire alarm in your home starts ringing and you smell smoke.&nbsp; You immediately call the fire department.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; The ringing stops as the firemen leave your home saying, &ldquo;Whoah, that was a close one, have a great night folks.&rdquo;</p> <p> How long would you remain in that home?&nbsp; Try 0 seconds!&nbsp; You would get the heck out of there ASAP!&nbsp; Why?&nbsp; Because the firemen never addressed the CAUSE aka THE FIRE!&nbsp; They treated/masked the &ldquo;symptom&rdquo; by getting the ringing to stop.&nbsp; Now, just because the ringing stopped, does that mean the fire is out?&nbsp; NO!</p> <p> This happens 100,000&prime;s of time per day with people&rsquo;s&rsquo; health!&nbsp;</p> <p> Perfect example:</p> <p> A person is experiencing sharp, stabbing back pain every time they rotate their body to the right.&nbsp; Remember, your body is amazingly smart!&nbsp; This is its way of telling you, &ldquo;Don&rsquo;t turn that way you idiot, or your going to cause a lot more damage!&rdquo;&nbsp; But what do we do&hellip;we go to the doctor or the drug store for pills, lotions, muscle relaxers, medications, injections.&nbsp; Guess what?&nbsp; THEY WORK!!!&nbsp; No doubt about it, you feel better and have absolutely no pain or symptoms now when rotating to the right.&nbsp; As a matter of fact, you can&nbsp;turn even&nbsp;further to the right then before!&nbsp; Awesome!&nbsp; WRONG!!!&nbsp; You pretty much duct-taped the mouth of your best friend (your own body) who was trying to tell you, &ldquo;Don&rsquo;t turn this way you moron!&nbsp; Let your body heal!&rdquo;&nbsp; Nope, we won&rsquo;t have it!&nbsp; So now you can turn all you want without any pain.&nbsp; Do you see the problem with this?&nbsp; You&rsquo;re causing MORE damage than ever, and you don&rsquo;t even know it because you can&rsquo;t feel it.&nbsp; You just removed the batteries from the fire alarm, but didn&rsquo;t put out the fire!&nbsp;</p> <p> This is just one example.&nbsp; It can be applied to 100&prime;s of different situations.&nbsp;</p> <p> In conclusion, symptoms are not a bad thing!&nbsp; They are your body&rsquo;s warning signal telling you something is wrong!&nbsp; Don&rsquo;t cover them up, listen to them!&nbsp; Ask yourself, &ldquo;WHY?&rdquo;&nbsp; Then work to correct the cause of the problem!</p> <p> Love and Health,</p> <p> Dr. Chaz</p> <p> fpchiro.com</p> Health Myth #3 Germs Cause Disease http://www.fpchiro.com/blog/weekly-wellness-tip/2011/5/24/health-myth-3-germs-cause-disease/ Tue, 24 May 2011 17:05:47 -0400<p style=\"text-align: center\"> <a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/myths2.gif\"><img alt=\"\" class=\"aligncenter size-full wp-image-382\" height=\"216\" src=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/myths2.gif?w=291&amp;h=216\" title=\"Myths\" width=\"291\" /></a></p> <p> Time to tackle health myth #3: Germs cause disease.</p> <p> Think about this&hellip;right now, wherever you are,&nbsp;you are surrounded by millions&nbsp;of germs.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a given, there is no escape from germs!&nbsp; So why aren&rsquo;t you sick 100% of the time?&nbsp; After all, you&rsquo;re exposed to germs 24/7!</p> <p> Think back to grade school.&nbsp; Do you remember the classmate that was <em>always</em> sick?&nbsp; I bet you&rsquo;re thinking of him or her right now!&nbsp; You know, the one with snot all over his/her &nbsp;face, sneezing, coughing, lethargic.&nbsp; I know you know who I&rsquo;m talking about!&nbsp; 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?&nbsp;</p> <p> People say all the time, &ldquo;I&rsquo;m concerned about hanging out in certain environments because I don&rsquo;t want to catch the flu!&rdquo;</p> <p> In reality, germs do not cause disease!&nbsp; If the germ theory of disease were true, there would be nobody alive to believe it!</p> <p> So if ten of us were all in the same room with the same germs.&nbsp; Who would come in contact with the germs?&nbsp; Everybody, all ten of us.&nbsp; But maybe only 4 of us get a cough, cold, flu, or fever.&nbsp; The rest of us are just fine.&nbsp; How does that happen?&nbsp; Well, your nervous system controls every single part of your body, including your immune system.&nbsp; So the person who has a weakened&nbsp;nervous system, also has a weakened immune system.&nbsp; Their bodies cannot adapt properly to the environment leading to sickness and dis-ease.</p> <p> So it&rsquo;s not the seed, it&rsquo;s the soil.&nbsp; In other words, a perfectly good seed will not grow if the soil isn&rsquo;t right.&nbsp; 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).&nbsp;</p> <p> What most drugs and medications do is treat the symptom so you &ldquo;feel&rdquo; better, but you&rsquo;re actually still sick!&nbsp; What Chiropractors do is work on building the body&rsquo;s health by strengthening the nervous system which will strengthen the immune system and prevent the sickness in the first place!</p> <p> An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!</p> <p> Love and Health,</p> <p> Dr. Chaz</p> <p> fpchiro.com</p> Health Myth #2 http://www.fpchiro.com/blog/weekly-wellness-tip/2011/5/18/health-myth-2/ Wed, 18 May 2011 14:04:26 -0400<h3 class=\"sub\" style=\"text-align: center\"> <a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/myths1.gif\"><img alt=\"\" class=\"aligncenter size-full wp-image-376\" height=\"216\" src=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/myths1.gif?w=291&amp;h=216\" title=\"Myths\" width=\"291\" /></a></h3> <div class=\"post-375 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-uncategorized\" id=\"post-375\"> <div class=\"content\"> <div class=\"entry\"> <p> Continuing on with health myth #2:</p> <p> <em>HEALTH /&nbsp;DISEASE&nbsp;IS AN EVENT.</em></p> <p> There are a lot of people who believe that health or disease is an event.&nbsp; This again is false!&nbsp; Building health or developing disease is a process, not an event.&nbsp; Every decision you make is either leading you towards health and wellness or towards sickness and disease.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s the choice between the apple or the donut, to workout out or sit on the couch, to be calm or stressed out.&nbsp;</p> <p> Think about it, anything you do is a process.&nbsp; If you just picked up a golf club for the first time, chances are you&rsquo;re not going to be great right from the start.&nbsp; If you practice regularly, you&rsquo;ll begin to improve!&nbsp;</p> <p> If you work out once, you&rsquo;re not going to be in great shape overnight.&nbsp;</p> <p> If you start investing money into a savings account, it takes time to build.&nbsp;</p> <p> Breaking your arm is an event, but the healing that happens afterwards&nbsp;is a beautiful process!&nbsp;</p> <p> Just like these examples,&nbsp;disease is a process.&nbsp; Heart disease doesn&rsquo;t happen overnight.&nbsp; Cancer doesn&rsquo;t happen overnight.&nbsp; I hear people say all the time, &ldquo;Yeah, John got heart disease.&rdquo;&nbsp; Like it&rsquo;s bug floating around.&nbsp; John didn&rsquo;t <em>get </em>heart disease, he <em>earned</em> disease from years of poor choices.&nbsp; His first symptom will probably be a heart attack which has a 60% chance of killing him.&nbsp; These diseases are processes that have been manifesting themselves for months or more likely years.</p> <p> Healing is also a process.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s amazing to hear people say how frustrated they are because they don&rsquo;t &ldquo;feel&rdquo; any better after a week when their health issue has been present for 30 years!&nbsp; People in our society want the immediate results, which is why most of them look for the quick cure.&nbsp; The pain reliever that makes them &ldquo;feel&rdquo; better.&nbsp;</p> <p> If you do have a symptom, sickness, or disease you have 2 options:</p> <p> 1)&nbsp; Medicate &ndash; you will most likely &ldquo;feel&rdquo; 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.</p> <p> 2)&nbsp; Build&nbsp;Health&nbsp;- you can work to turn the direction of your health around by changing unhealthy habits and&nbsp;building a healthy nervous system which will allow your body to heal itself.&nbsp;</p> <p> Which one makes more sense to you?</p> <p> Love and Health,</p> <p> Dr. Chaz</p> <p> fpchiro.com</p> </div> </div> </div> Health Myth #1 http://www.fpchiro.com/blog/weekly-wellness-tip/2011/5/10/health-myth-1/ Tue, 10 May 2011 11:02:56 -0400<p style=\"text-align: center\"> <a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/myths.gif\"><img alt=\"\" class=\"aligncenter size-full wp-image-371\" height=\"216\" src=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/myths.gif?w=291&amp;h=216\" title=\"Myths\" width=\"291\" /></a></p> <p> Hi gang!&nbsp; I hope you all are doing great!&nbsp;</p> <p> In the next few posts I want to tackle a few of the biggest health myths that I come across constantly.&nbsp; The first myth is:</p> <p> IF I FEEL GOOD, I&rsquo;M HEALTHY!</p> <p> I ask people all the time, &ldquo;How&rsquo;s your health?&rdquo;&nbsp; To which they respond, &ldquo;Good!&rdquo;&nbsp; My next question is usually, &ldquo;How do you know?&rdquo;&nbsp; They say, &ldquo;Because I feel good!&rdquo;</p> <p> And this is how the conversation goes the majority of the time.&nbsp;</p> <p> Here&rsquo;s the truth&hellip;you can&rsquo;t judge your health by how you&rsquo;re feeling!&nbsp; Think about it.&nbsp; We&rsquo;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.&nbsp; Remember, they felt fine!&nbsp; On the other end of the spectrum, what if you went out for dinner and got served some bad (contaminated) food.&nbsp; You get home and you feel awful.&nbsp; Stomach cramps, fever, vomiting, you name it.&nbsp; Would you say your healthy or sick?&nbsp; Most people think that is sickness because they &ldquo;feel&rdquo; bad.&nbsp; Nothing could be further from the truth!&nbsp; Your body is expressing health!&nbsp; Your body is so amazingly smart that it knows something &ldquo;bad&rdquo; got in and it is going to do whatever it takes to kill off the bacteria and rid the body of the toxins.&nbsp; Hence the fever and vomiting.&nbsp;</p> <p> Now, what most people do is run out to the drug store to get Pepto&nbsp;Bismal, aspirin, and other medications to stop this natural process.&nbsp; So your body is trying to help you, and you just created interference in the process of masking the symptoms.&nbsp; 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).</p> <p> Again, your body is so amazingly smart!&nbsp; You have more Innate wisdom in the tip of your pinky finger than all the doctors on this planet combined!&nbsp;&nbsp; Nature needs no help just no interference!&nbsp;</p> <p> In conclusion, symptoms can be very misleading.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s why symptoms aren&rsquo;t something principled Chiropractors track very carefully.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s not how you&rsquo;re &ldquo;feeling&rdquo; that matters.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s how you&rsquo;re &ldquo;healing&rdquo; that matters!&nbsp; All healing begins with a healthy nervous system!</p> <p> Love and Health,</p> <p> Dr. Chaz</p> <p> <a href=\"https://fpchiro.com/\">fpchiro.com</a></p> Hit The RESET Button! http://www.fpchiro.com/blog/weekly-wellness-tip/2011/5/2/hit-the-reset-button/ Mon, 02 May 2011 20:42:39 -0400<h3 class=\"sub\" style=\"text-align: center\"> <a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/reset-button.jpg\"><img alt=\"\" class=\"aligncenter size-medium wp-image-365\" height=\"225\" src=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/reset-button.jpg?w=300&amp;h=225\" title=\"reset button\" width=\"300\" /></a></h3> <div class=\"post-364 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-power-supply\" id=\"post-364\"> <div class=\"content\"> <div class=\"entry\"> <p> When you&rsquo;re computer just isn&rsquo;t acting quite right, what do you do?&nbsp; Yep&hellip;.you hit the RESET button!&nbsp; Sure enough, you&rsquo;re computer reboots and works great!&nbsp; Pretty convenient, huh?</p> <p> What if you could do the exact same thing with your own body?&nbsp; After a week full of physical, chemical, and emotional stress, what if there was a way to hit the RESET button for your body?&nbsp; Let&rsquo;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.&nbsp;</p> <p> Good news!&nbsp; A Chiropractic adjustment is like hitting the RESET button.&nbsp; Especially at the top bone in your&nbsp;spine called the atlas.&nbsp; The atlas is located at the level of your brainstem (where your brain becomes your spinal cord).&nbsp; This is like &ldquo;Houston Control&rdquo; for your entire body.&nbsp; So a specific adjustment to the atlas is just like hitting the RESET button.&nbsp; You&rsquo;re body now has the best chance to&nbsp;heal, repair, and function for hours and even days!&nbsp; How cool is that?</p> <p> That&rsquo;s why the healthiest families on the planet receive regular Chiropractic care&hellip;.not just for neck or back pain, but rather to be at their very best!</p> <p> So the question is&hellip;.do you want to be optimally healthy or just not sick?&nbsp; There is a huge difference!</p> <p> Love and Health,</p> <p> Dr. Chaz</p> </div> </div> </div> Drug Money! http://www.fpchiro.com/blog/weekly-wellness-tip/2011/4/25/drug-money/ Mon, 25 Apr 2011 13:19:29 -0400<h2> &nbsp;</h2> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/istock_000000407659xsmall.jpg\"><img alt=\"\" class=\"aligncenter size-medium wp-image-359\" height=\"198\" src=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/istock_000000407659xsmall.jpg?w=300&amp;h=198\" title=\"istock_000000407659xsmall\" width=\"300\" /></a></p> <p> Unfortunately, people are being brainwashed by &ldquo;Big Pharma.&rdquo;&nbsp; People are being brainwashed into thinking that they have no control over their health.&nbsp; That they were born with the genes for a certain sickness or disease, and there is nothing they can do about it.&nbsp; This type of brainwashing is genius&hellip;for the pharmaceutical companies that is!&nbsp; Think about it, if they can convince you that you have no control, that these were just &ldquo;the cards you were dealt,&rdquo; then how easy is it for them to convince you that your only hope lies in a pill, potion, lotion, medication, or surgery.&nbsp; This is what is happening to millions of people everyday and making the pharmaceutical companies BILLIONS of dollars!&nbsp; Sickness has become a business and it is the biggest industry in the world.&nbsp;</p> <p> Are you ready for the truth?&nbsp; YOU DO HAVE CONTROL OVER YOUR HEALTH!&nbsp; Wow, what a relief!&nbsp; Just coming to that realization is a huge step for most people.&nbsp; You have to take responsibility for your health.&nbsp; You have to create a healthy environment so you genes can express themselves in a healthy way.&nbsp; This is called epigenetics!&nbsp; 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!</p> <p> I&rsquo;m not saying that there aren&rsquo;t times for drugs and surgery, but to think that these are your ONLY options for certain sicknesses and dis-eases is false.</p> <p> Take responsibility for your life and your health.&nbsp; You and your family will thank you for it down the road!</p> <p> Love and Health,</p> <p> Dr. Chaz</p> Nothing's Wrong...I Don't Need Chiropractic! http://www.fpchiro.com/blog/weekly-wellness-tip/2011/4/19/nothings-wrongi-dont-need-chiropractic/ Tue, 19 Apr 2011 11:47:56 -0400<p style=\"text-align: center\"> <a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/brushing-teeth.jpg\"><img alt=\"\" class=\"aligncenter size-full wp-image-354\" height=\"275\" src=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/brushing-teeth.jpg?w=275&amp;h=275\" title=\"brushing-teeth\" width=\"275\" /></a></p> <p> If I had a penny for every time&nbsp;I heard this!&nbsp; Well, I&rsquo;d probably be adjusting on a beach somewhere in the Caribbean just for the fun of it and to serve people of course!&nbsp; Some of you are probably thinking, &ldquo;That&rsquo;s me&hellip;I don&rsquo;t need Chiropractic&hellip;I don&rsquo;t have any back problems!&rdquo;&nbsp; For those of you who think that, let me ask you a couple of questions:</p> <p> 1)&nbsp; Do you brush your teeth?&nbsp; (Yes)</p> <p> 2)&nbsp; If so (I hope), how long have you been doing that for?&nbsp; (Since I&rsquo;ve had teeth basically)</p> <p> 3)&nbsp; Why do you brush your teeth?&nbsp; (To prevent any decay or break-down)</p> <p> 4)&nbsp; What would eventually happen if you stopped brushing your teeth?&nbsp; (My teeth would start to rot, decay, turn colors, break down)</p> <p> 5)&nbsp; Do you brush your teeth only when they hurt?&nbsp; (Of course not!)</p> <p> AHA!!!</p> <p> You see, your spine is just like your teeth, if you ignore it and don&rsquo;t maintain it, it will break down and lead to a weakened nervous system which will lead to dis-ease!</p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/rotten_teeth.jpg\"><img alt=\"\" class=\"aligncenter size-full wp-image-355\" height=\"173\" src=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/rotten_teeth.jpg?w=250&amp;h=173\" title=\"rotten_teeth\" width=\"250\" /></a></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> (Believe me, I&rsquo;ve seen spines that look just as bad!&nbsp; If your spine was on your face I bet you would take care of it!)</p> <p> &ldquo;But my back is fine!&rdquo;</p> <p> Listen, it&rsquo;s not about your back, or your neck!&nbsp; The only reason why Chiropractors work on your neck and back is that is where your lifeline is!&nbsp; If it was on your ear or big toe&hellip;.guess where we&rsquo;d be adjusting!</p> <p> It all comes down to what you want for your life.&nbsp; Where do you want to be in 20, 30, 40 years?&nbsp; In a wheelchair, in a nursing home having somebody change your diapers and feed you?&nbsp; OR&nbsp; Would you like to be on a cruise ship, golfing, traveling, doing the things you love to do with the people you love to do them with?&nbsp;</p> <p> I know you all picked the latter.&nbsp; So make it happen.&nbsp; Ignore your spine and your health, and they will go away!&nbsp; You can live without your teeth, you can&rsquo;t live without your lifeline!&nbsp; Guard it well!</p> <p> Love and Health,</p> <p> Dr. Chaz</p> Where To Find The Secret of Health! http://www.fpchiro.com/blog/weekly-wellness-tip/2011/4/13/where-to-find-the-secret-of-health/ Wed, 13 Apr 2011 17:20:08 -0400<h3 class=\"sub\"> <span style=\"font-size: 20px\"><a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/where-to-find-true-health/\" rel=\"bookmark\" title=\"Permanent Link to Where To Find The Secret of&nbsp;Health!\">Where To Find The Secret of&nbsp;Health!</a></span></h3> <div class=\"post-343 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-new-rules-of-health category-uncategorized\" id=\"post-343\"> <div class=\"content\"> <div class=\"entry\"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/true-health.jpg\"><img alt=\"\" class=\"aligncenter size-medium wp-image-344\" height=\"295\" src=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/true-health.jpg?w=300&amp;h=295\" title=\"Portrait of business colleagues holding each other and laughing\" width=\"300\" /></a></p> <p> Alright gang,&nbsp; story time!</p> <p> This story is about when God was creating man.&nbsp; He decided that he was going to play a joke on man.&nbsp; So, He put 3 angels in charge of hiding the secret of health&nbsp;from man.&nbsp; The first angel said, &ldquo;Let&rsquo;s hide it at the bottom of the ocean, man will never look there!&rdquo;&nbsp; After discussing it, the angels concluded that someday man would be able to get to the bottom of the ocean and find it.&nbsp; The second angel said, &ldquo;Let&rsquo;s hide it at the top of the highest mountain, man will never look there!&rdquo;&nbsp; After talking about it, the angels decided that someday man would be able to get to the top of the mountain and find it.&nbsp; The third angel said, &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve got it!&nbsp; Let&rsquo;s hide the secret of health inside man.&nbsp; He&rsquo;ll never look there!&rdquo;</p> <p> Isn&rsquo;t that the truth!!!&nbsp; In today&rsquo;s society, we look all over searching for the secret of health.&nbsp; From potions to lotions to pills to surgeries to drugs&hellip;.and the list goes on.&nbsp;</p> <p> The simple truth is that the secret of health is hidden within each and every one of us.&nbsp;</p> <p> That is the simple philosophy&nbsp;that Chiropractors&nbsp;have known for over 115 years!&nbsp; The most amazing doctor in the world is the one you already have inside you!&nbsp; It needs no help, just no interference!</p> <p> So, Chiropractic removes any interference in the nerve system, which is the master system of the body.&nbsp; Every single process in your body is controlled by the nerve system.&nbsp;</p> <p> The secret of health in man starts with a healthy nerve system!</p> <p> When was the last time you had your nerve system checked and Power turned on?</p> <p> GET ON IT!&nbsp; (I say that lovingly of course! <img alt=\";)\" class=\"wp-smiley\" src=\"http://s1.wp.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif?m=1264106841g\" /> )</p> <p> Love and health,</p> <p> Dr. Chaz</p> <p> P.S.&nbsp; Ladies, I apologize, but by &ldquo;man&rdquo; I mean you too!&nbsp; Sorry!</p> </div> </div> </div> Stunning Health Research!!! http://www.fpchiro.com/blog/weekly-wellness-tip/2011/4/2/stunning-health-research/ Sat, 02 Apr 2011 20:22:46 -0400<div class=\"post-335 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-new-rules-of-health\" id=\"post-335\"> <div class=\"content\"> <div class=\"entry\"> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/surprise2.jpg\"><img alt=\"\" class=\"aligncenter size-medium wp-image-336\" height=\"300\" src=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/surprise2.jpg?w=209&amp;h=300\" title=\"surprise2\" width=\"209\" /></a></p> <p> A recent health journal has published some STUNNING health research!&nbsp; The article shows dozens of scientifically proven methods for improving health and wellness.&nbsp; These experiments were performed by some of the leading experts in the world of health.&nbsp; In summary, here is what they found:</p> <p> 1)&nbsp;&nbsp;Eating&nbsp;one Big&nbsp;Mac per day&nbsp;actually decreased fat levels in individuals.</p> <p> 2)&nbsp; Exercising only 1 time per month&nbsp;showed a decrease in muscle breakdown which prevented injury and led to greater mass.</p> <p> 3)&nbsp;&nbsp;Individuals who watched the news daily showed higher levels of endorphin release which correlated to increased energy and mood levels and decreased depression.</p> <p> 4)&nbsp; Exposure to&nbsp;environmental toxins&nbsp;was shown&nbsp;to increase the immune system of individuals being tested.</p> <p> &nbsp;5)&nbsp; Spinal maintenance care did not lead to increased levels of radiant vitality!</p> <p> Pretty amazing results from the some of health&rsquo;s greatest minds!</p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> Scroll down to see even more exciting facts!</p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> &nbsp;</p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> &nbsp;</p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> &nbsp;</p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> &nbsp;</p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> &nbsp;</p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> &nbsp;</p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> &nbsp;</p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> &nbsp;</p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <strong>APRIL FOOLS!!!!</strong></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> I&rsquo;m hoping you already knew that!&nbsp; Those claims are ridiculous!!!</p> <p> Love and Health,</p> <p> Dr. Chaz</p> </div> </div> </div> Carbohydrates The Truth! http://www.fpchiro.com/blog/weekly-wellness-tip/2011/3/8/carbohydrates-the-truth/ Tue, 08 Mar 2011 13:39:35 -0500<h2> Carbohydrates: The&nbsp;Truth!</h2> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/carbs.jpg\"><img alt=\"\" class=\"aligncenter size-medium wp-image-331\" height=\"178\" src=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/carbs.jpg?w=300&amp;h=178\" title=\"carbs\" width=\"300\" /></a></p> <p> I&rsquo;m sure you&rsquo;ve heard a lot about &ldquo;carbs&rdquo; recently.&nbsp; It seems that everywhere you turn, there is a low-carb diet here and a low-carb diet there.&nbsp; I want you to know the truth about carbs.</p> <p> The simple fact is, there are 2 types of carbs: simple (AKA refined) and complex.&nbsp; They are NOT created equal!</p> <p> Simple carbohydrates are about as nutritionally beneficial as cardboard.&nbsp; They are mostly made up of sugar causing &ldquo;sugar highs&rdquo; and then &ldquo;crashes.&rdquo;&nbsp; I&rsquo;m sure you have experienced these feelings before.&nbsp; Simple carbohydrates include: white flour, white pasta, white rice, and white sugar.&nbsp; Don&rsquo;t be fooled by labels stating &ldquo;enriched&rdquo; or &ldquo;fortified.&rdquo;&nbsp; The nutritional integrity of these foods has been compromised.&nbsp; Unfortunately, most cereals, pastas, bagels, bread, cookies, muffins, cakes, and pastries have been modified in this manner.&nbsp; Your bodies just can&rsquo;t absorb these products the way it should, leading to stored fat and decreased cardiovascular health.</p> <p> The good news is&hellip;Mother Nature has supplied us with a plethora of complex carbohydrates.&nbsp; They can mainly be found in vegetables and fruits that also supply the body with vitamins, minerals, and fiber.&nbsp; These complex carbohydrates release gradually, providing a steady source of energy.&nbsp; They also make us feel full and satisfied and are easily broken down to release their energy.&nbsp;</p> <p> Oh yeah&hellip;do you think it is a coincidence that our bodies are about 70% water, and fruits and vegetables are about 70% water?&nbsp; I think not!&nbsp; This is what we were intended to eat!&nbsp; Fruits and vegetables hydrate the body and aids in cleansing, detoxifying, and eliminating!&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a WIN-WIN&hellip;&hellip;WIN!</p> <p> In conclusion, try your best to substitute vegetables and fruit in place of breads and pastas.&nbsp; Your body will thank you!&nbsp; Remember, nothing tastes as good as feeling good feels!&nbsp; Or something like that! <img alt=\";)\" class=\"wp-smiley\" src=\"http://s1.wp.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif?m=1256325351g\" /></p> <p> Love and Health,</p> <p> Dr. Chaz</p> The Sickest Species On Earth!!! http://www.fpchiro.com/blog/weekly-wellness-tip/2011/3/1/the-sickest-species-on-earth/ Tue, 01 Mar 2011 19:47:56 -0500<h2> The Sickest Species On&nbsp;Earth!!!</h2> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/lake-michigan-sunset.jpg\"><img alt=\"\" class=\"aligncenter size-medium wp-image-327\" height=\"225\" src=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/lake-michigan-sunset.jpg?w=300&amp;h=225\" title=\"lake michigan sunset\" width=\"300\" /></a></p> <p> Alright gang, I have to get you thinking again this week!&nbsp; Think about this situation:</p> <p> Let&rsquo;s say that all of a sudden thousands&nbsp;of dead fish start washing up to shore of the one of the Great Lakes.&nbsp; A few days later, thousands of birds start falling out of the sky around the lake.&nbsp; So dozens of the best scientists in the world come to the area to find out what&rsquo;s going on.&nbsp; What do you think their approach would be?&nbsp; Would it be something like this:</p> <p> &ldquo;Gee, there seems to be an extremely high number of fish and birds getting sick and dying in this area.&nbsp; I think what we need to do is somehow round-up&nbsp;all the fish and birds and diagnose what disease they are all getting causing the deaths.&nbsp; Then, we need to give them a drug in the form of a shot, pill, potion, or lotion to treat the disease.&nbsp; If that doesn&rsquo;t work, we&rsquo;ll round them back up and cut out the organs that aren&rsquo;t functioning properly and then release them back into the same environment.&rdquo;</p> <p> Is that what they would do?&nbsp; ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!&nbsp; (By the way, does that approach sound familiar&hellip;it should!)</p> <p> I almost guarantee it would look something like this:</p> <p> &ldquo;Well, there are a lot of fish and birds getting sick and dying in this area.&nbsp; But, it&rsquo;s not happening everywhere.&nbsp; So, what specifically is wrong with this certain environment that is causing these deaths.&nbsp; Why are both fish and birds getting sick?&nbsp; Oh yeah, because the birds are feeding on the fish.&nbsp; So if the fish are sick, the birds will get sick.&nbsp; So what is causing the fish to get sick?&nbsp; What is in their environment leading to disease and death?&nbsp; Is there something in the water?&nbsp; Was there an oil spill?&nbsp; Was gasoline dumped in the water?&nbsp; Was there any kind of toxic waste spilled in the lake?&nbsp; What toxins are they being exposed to?&nbsp; WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE LAKE?&nbsp; HOW DO WE CLEAN UP THE LAKE AND CREATE A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR THE FISH?&rdquo;</p> <p> Makes more sense, right?&nbsp; You got it!</p> <p> Now, the question is, if we know enough to do that with animals, why the heck don&rsquo;t we take the same approach with humans?&nbsp; After all, we&rsquo;re just another type of species running around on this thing we call Earth.&nbsp; However, we have become the sickest species on the planet because we do not take the proper approach to health!</p> <p> How many times have you heard parents say, &ldquo;No, Johnny, don&rsquo;t give that to the dog, it will make him sick.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s for you!&rdquo;&nbsp; We take our dogs for walks while we leave our children at home to play video games.&nbsp; No wonder 64% of children today are overweight!&nbsp; What drug or surgery will ever solve a problem created by not eating, moving, or thinking well?&nbsp; NONE!&nbsp; We MUST think differently about our health!&nbsp; We have to create a healthy environment that consists of healthy nutrition, optimal movement, and happy thoughts.&nbsp; What if you lived in a community where everybody was happy, healthy, energetic, smiling, and living out their purpose?&nbsp; How awesome would that be?&nbsp; That&rsquo;s my vision and I hope and pray that you will share that vision with me!</p> <p> Love and Health,</p> <p> Dr. Chaz</p> So You Want 6-Pack Abs??? http://www.fpchiro.com/blog/weekly-wellness-tip/2011/2/21/so-you-want-6-pack-abs/ Mon, 21 Feb 2011 13:14:50 -0500<h2> So You Want 6-Pack&nbsp;Abs???</h2> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/6-pack-abs.jpg\"><img alt=\"\" class=\"aligncenter size-medium wp-image-318\" height=\"248\" src=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/6-pack-abs.jpg?w=300&amp;h=248\" title=\"6 pack abs\" width=\"300\" /></a></p> <p> I truly hope this isn&rsquo;t the 6-pack you&rsquo;re hoping for! <img alt=\";)\" class=\"wp-smiley\" src=\"http://s1.wp.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif?m=1293299644g\" /> &nbsp; The desire for 6-pack abs is immense these days.&nbsp; Just take a look at any magazine stand, I guarantee at least 90% of the health/fitness magazines have a headline on the front cover stating its guarantee to get you 6-pack abs.&nbsp; Some of these articles are okay, but the majority of them are missing the boat completely.&nbsp; You see, when you flip to these articles in the magazines, most of them are showing you dozens of different ab exercises&nbsp; for you to perform thousands of reps.&nbsp; This couldn&rsquo;t be further from the truth.&nbsp; Now, is direct ab work important in developing a nice flat, toned mid-section&hellip;YES!&nbsp; However, it places a DISTANT 3rd behind proper diet and High Intensity Interval Training.&nbsp;</p> <p> That&rsquo;s right&hellip;..if you want a six-pack, DO NOT focus on performing 1000&prime;s of crunches daily (will discuss later).&nbsp; That&rsquo;s why people get so frustrated and give up when they don&rsquo;t see any results after saying, &ldquo;But I did hundreds and hundreds of crunches everyday, and didn&rsquo;t see any change!&rdquo;&nbsp; They are approaching it completely backwards!&nbsp; What you need to understand is that EVERYBODY, yes EVERYBODY already has abdominal muscles.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s just that people have layers of fat covering up the muscle.&nbsp; Instead of working on the muscles, you must focus on peeling off the layers of fat so that the muscle definition can be actually seen, leading to the 6-pack abs you desire!</p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/flat-stomach-couple.jpg\"><img alt=\"\" class=\"aligncenter size-medium wp-image-319\" height=\"199\" src=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/flat-stomach-couple.jpg?w=300&amp;h=199\" title=\"flat stomach couple\" width=\"300\" /></a></p> <p> So, how do you obtain those washboard abs?&nbsp; Simple&hellip;follow these 3 steps:</p> <p> 1)&nbsp; Eat a clean diet!</p> <p> 2)&nbsp; Perform High Intensity Interval Training</p> <p> &hellip;.and a DISTANT 3rd&hellip;&hellip;</p> <p> 3)&nbsp; Perform direct abdominal work</p> <p> Let&rsquo;s break it down.&nbsp; First and foremost, abs are made in the kitchen!&nbsp; You can&rsquo;t outwork a bad diet.&nbsp; So cut down on the carbs, dairy, sugar, and processed foods and start eating whole foods, mostly plants, and flat-out don&rsquo;t eat so much!&nbsp;</p> <p> Next, research&nbsp;continues to show how much more effective High Intensity Interval Training is than long, slow, boring cardio in burning stomach fat.&nbsp; Instead of doing 45 minutes of steady-state cardio, perform 2o&nbsp;minutes of interval training.&nbsp; Pick your exercise (treadmill, spin bike, elliptical, row machine, jumping jacks, kettlebell swings, run in place&hellip;whatever you want), go as fast as you can for 45 seconds, then rest for 45 seconds.&nbsp; Repeat that for as long as you can working up to 20 minutes.&nbsp; Overall, you save time and burn more fat (even after you&rsquo;ve completed the workout).&nbsp;</p> <p> Third, perform full body abdominal exercises.&nbsp; Do crunches work the abs&hellip;yes, but they put dangerous stress on your spine and promote poor posture.&nbsp; Instead, perform planks!&nbsp; In my opinion, they are the best thing you can do to strengthen your core!&nbsp; When I made this change in my workouts, I saw great results quickly.&nbsp; Now, I can&rsquo;t even remember the last time I did a crunch!&nbsp; How do you perform them?&nbsp;</p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/plank.jpg\"><img alt=\"\" class=\"aligncenter size-medium wp-image-320\" height=\"110\" src=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/plank.jpg?w=300&amp;h=110\" title=\"plank\" width=\"300\" /></a></p> <p> Get in this position and hold it for as long as you can.&nbsp; Keep your body straight, abs tight, and don&rsquo;t let your hips rise or sink.&nbsp; Try to work your way up to holding for 60 seconds with no rest.&nbsp; Once you&rsquo;ve reached 60 seconds, shoot for 2 minutes.&nbsp; Or try a stability ball plank like this:</p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/plank-sb.jpg\"><img alt=\"\" class=\"aligncenter size-medium wp-image-321\" height=\"246\" src=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/plank-sb.jpg?w=300&amp;h=246\" title=\"plank sb\" width=\"300\" /></a></p> <p> Same concept, just with arms on a stability ball.&nbsp; You will be amazed at the burn you feel!</p> <p> Want to work those love handles?&nbsp; First, eat right.&nbsp; Second, do your intervals.&nbsp; Third, perform side planks:</p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/side-plank.jpg\"><img alt=\"\" class=\"aligncenter size-full wp-image-322\" height=\"300\" src=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/side-plank.jpg?w=300&amp;h=300\" title=\"side-plank\" width=\"300\" /></a></p> <p> So there you have it&hellip;.the truth about 6-pack abs.&nbsp; Hopefully this was helpful!&nbsp; Summer is just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get started!</p> <p> Love and Health,</p> <p> Dr. Chaz</p> Happy ValenSpine's Day!!! http://www.fpchiro.com/blog/weekly-wellness-tip/2011/2/15/happy-valenspines-day/ Tue, 15 Feb 2011 11:32:43 -0500<h3 class=\"sub\"> &nbsp;</h3> <div class=\"post-313 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-eat-well\" id=\"post-313\"> <div class=\"content\"> <div class=\"entry\"> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/we-love-chiropractic.jpg\"><img alt=\"\" class=\"aligncenter size-medium wp-image-314\" height=\"300\" src=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/we-love-chiropractic.jpg?w=300&amp;h=300\" title=\"We Love Chiropractic\" width=\"300\" /></a></p> <p> I hope everyone is enjoying your Valenspine&rsquo;s&nbsp;Day!&nbsp; As we all know, improper diets can lead to subluxations of the spine.&nbsp; So, I want to talk to you about an Easy and Effortless Food Philosophy.&nbsp; It is based on research that shows that disease cannot live in an alkaline environment, but thrives in an acidic environment.&nbsp; This can be controlled through your diet!</p> <p> 80% of your diet should consist of foods that create an alkaline environment.&nbsp; These foods include:</p> <p> Green, leafy vegetables, fruits, coconut, almonds, limes or lemons in your water, apple cider vinegar, and more.</p> <p> You should limit the amount of foods that cause an acidic environment.&nbsp; These foods include:</p> <p> White flour, white sugar, and grains.</p> <p> Other ways to create an alkaline environment include:</p> <p> Prayer, meditation, and proper sleep</p> <p> Remember, nothing tastes as good as good health feels!</p> <p> Love and Health,</p> <p> Dr. Chaz</p> <p> P.S.&nbsp; Thanks for the great info Jewelie!</p> </div> </div> </div> The Doctor of the Future!!! http://www.fpchiro.com/blog/weekly-wellness-tip/2011/2/2/the-doctor-of-the-future/ Wed, 02 Feb 2011 15:12:49 -0500<div class=\"entry\"> <p style=\"text-align: center;\"> <a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/thomas_edison.jpg\"><img alt=\"\" class=\"aligncenter size-medium wp-image-293\" height=\"300\" src=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/thomas_edison.jpg?w=217&amp;h=300\" title=\"thomas_edison\" width=\"217\" /></a></p> <p> &ldquo;The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest&nbsp;their patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the <em><strong>cause</strong></em> and prevention of disease.&rdquo;</p> </div> <p> <strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; - </strong>Thomas Edison</p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\"> <a href=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/hippocrates.jpg\"><img alt=\"\" class=\"aligncenter size-medium wp-image-292\" height=\"300\" src=\"http://fullpotentialchiropractic.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/hippocrates.jpg?w=217&amp;h=300\" title=\"hippocrates\" width=\"217\" /></a></p> <p> &ldquo;Look well to the spine for the <em><strong>cause</strong></em> of disease.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine</p> <p> I don&rsquo;t know about you, but in my opinion, these are a couple of pretty smart dudes!&nbsp; They were well ahead of their time!&nbsp; We could learn a lot by listening to them!</p> <p> I remember my mom driving&nbsp;us to school in our sweet station wagon with the wood panels on the outside listening to Neil Diamond, The Beach Boys, The Everly Brothers, and The Beatles on the 8-track player.&nbsp; <img alt=\";)\" class=\"wp-smiley\" src=\"http://s1.wp.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif?m=1268959838g\" /> &nbsp; Musical preference aside, I also remember thinking how anything could ever get better?&nbsp; How could there be anything more advanced than an 8-track player?&nbsp; Fast forward 20 years, and now we have Ipods, MP3 players, and other amazing technology.&nbsp; Funny thing is, 20 years from now, we&rsquo;ll be looking back at Ipods and MP3 players and laughing at how &ldquo;old school&rdquo; they are, I guarantee it!</p> <p> What about health and the human body?&nbsp; It amazes me that some of the smartest people on the planet think we have it all figured out when it comes to how the human body functions.&nbsp; There is one thing I&rsquo;m certain of, and that is that we haven&rsquo;t even scratched the surface of the amazing functioning and healing potential that God put within each and every person.&nbsp; I also believe that future research will only confirm what Chiropractors have known since 1895 (the year Chiropractic was founded).&nbsp; That is that the body heals itself through the nervous system from Above, Down, Inside, Out.&nbsp; Above meaning the brain, Down through the spinal cord, In through the nerves, and Out to every single organ, tissue, and cell in the body!</p> <p> Blockages in the nervous system will have an effect on how your body is functioning and healing.&nbsp; Chiropractors&nbsp;work to remove/reduce these blockages and allow your Innate Intelligence to work at its Full Potential to heal and repair the body!</p> <p> Love and Health,</p> <p> Dr. Chaz</p> <p> P.S.&nbsp; Give someone a big hug today!&nbsp; Just because!</p>