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Brady wins # 7

Posted: February 8, 2021
By: Brady wins # 7

Tom Brady Named Honorary 100 Year Lifestyle Quarterback

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Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl title, was voted MVP for the fifth time and was named the honorary 100 Year Lifestyle quarterback. Brady has shown that your chronological age doesn’t matter near as much as your mindset, your choices, and your lifestyle. Brady has made good nutrition, chiropractic care, massage, and a positive outlook the new standard of care for athletes of all ages who want to perform at their highest level for a lifetime. We call it 100:100, 100 percent for 100 years.

Brady has worked extremely hard to become the GOAT, the greatest of all time. He played his college ball at Michigan and was drafted number 199 in the 2000 draft. Six other quarterbacks were taken before him. Have you seen the images of what his body looked like when he was drafted? The experts said he was too slow, too gawky, and did not have confidence that he could lead their team. They could not measure his heart, desire, and commitment.

When Brady embraced the holistic path and longevity vision, he was an outlier. It was not yet chic. Brady has been quoted as saying, “Chiropractic just makes you feel so much better. When I walk out of the clinic, I feel like I’m about three inches taller and everything’s in place. As long as I see the chiropractor, I feel like I’m one step ahead of the game.”

Now, athletes from nearly every professional sport utilize chiropractic care to heal quicker from injuries and perform at their highest level. It is even common to see chiropractors giving adjustments on the sideline during games.

Current Hall of Famers, Emmitt Smith and Jerry Rice, some of the greatest players ever at their positions have been huge chiropractic advocates for decades. Emmitt Smith is the leading rusher in NFL history. A perennial Pro Bowler and three-time Super Bowl Champion when he retired with over 18,000 yards, Smith said, “I thank God, my family, and my chiropractor.” Chiropractic care not only helped him heal quickly from injuries but he also used chiropractic care as a part of his lifestyle and training regime to keep him functioning at the top of his game.

Jerry Rice is considered the greatest receiver in the history of the NFL. His durability and work ethic is legendary. He initially sought chiropractic care because of a crisis after being injured on the field. After learning about the benefits of Chiropractic Lifestyle Care™ from his teammates he made chiropractic care a regular part of his training routine and lifestyle. He is a three-time Super Bowl Champion and today he is an official spokesperson for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress.

Another chiropractic advocate, 2012 Hall of Fame Semi-finalist Roger Craig, was a pioneer in the NFL. He is the only player to ever make the Pro Bowl as a fullback and a halfback, the first player to rush and receive for over 1,000 yards in a single season – a feat that took fourteen years to be duplicated – and he is the only running back in NFL history to ever lead the league in receptions. He is a three-time Super Bowl Champion and is the only NFL player to make the playoffs for eleven straight years.

Like many children, Roger began receiving chiropractic care at an early age and today, like the others, still receives Chiropractic Lifestyle Care. In fact, Roger endorsed the #1 bestselling fitness book, The 100 Year Lifestyle Workout, which he recommends for every athlete young and old because it stresses the importance of a healthy structure, spine, and nervous system with chiropractic care as a core part of the training. This balanced fitness plan teaches athletes to Get Your ESS in Shape™, Endurance, Strength, and Structure to help you maximize your performance, prevent injuries and support your longevity.

All three of these athletes took a tremendous beating over their careers which began in little league and continued into the pros. Chiropractic care as a part of their lifestyle, training, and overcoming injuries has helped show the world that you can play high-level sports and retain your health after you retire. You may even compete on Dancing With the Stars!

We’ve all seen videos of old time professional athletes who pounded their bodies into submission and became cripples when their career was over. This is not true for these three athletic superstars and it is no longer the norm as many professional, Olympic, and youth sports programs have chosen to make chiropractic care a core part of their programs and many of the leaders of the Olympic sports medicine team today are chiropractors.

Don’t wait for an injury. If you’re an athlete or participate in an exercise program, be like these Hall of Fame and Super Bowl Champions. Make Chiropractic Lifestyle Care your top priority.


Choose Chiropractic first

Posted: January 5, 2021
By: Dr. J Plasker

Do you know the outstanding benefits of choosing Chiropractic care?

Those that know choose Chiropractic FIRST!!


Happy New Year 2021!

Posted: January 1, 2021
By: Dr Jordan Plasker

Happy New Year 2021

Together we can help each other be healthier and stronger!

Two Movie Recommendations to begin the new year.  Enjoy!

Inspiring, entertaining and enjoyable flix....... recommended by my daughter Casey @ActCircularly

"The Biggest Little Farm"

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B07R4CFF3M/ref=atv_wp_r_dp_ci_t

 

"Kiss the Dirt"

https://www.netflix.com/title/81321999

We appreciate your feedback!


Corona Fiasco: Can we all go out and play now?

Posted: March 30, 2020
By: Ted Koren

 

Corona Fiasco: Can We All Go Out and Play Now?

Posted March 30, 2020 |No Comments |Tedd Koren, D.C.

The big corona fiasco

“Computer modeling” is a fancy way of saying we put data in the computer and it gave us answers based on certain assumptions. Computers have made lots of predictions: the earth will freeze into a new ice age; the earth will heat up and our cities will be under water; AIDS will break out into the general population; Ebola, Zika and Swine flu will kill millions; Hilary Clinton will win the election. The current corona fiasco is no different.

Garbage in, garbage outcorona fiasco bad data

The problem is that computer models are only as good as the data put in. Put in poor data, you’ll get poor answers. As they say, “garbage in, garbage out.”

Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson, from Imperial College London, using computer modeling predicted that 500,000 people in the UK and 2.2 million in the US will die from the coronavirus. His predictions were widely cited and the world became hysterical. California, New York, New Jersey. Pennsylvania, Illinois and other states demanded that “non-essential” businesses close, schools close, individuals quarantine themselves, we practice social distancing and destruction of their economies.corona fiasco stay home

The media loved it: “It’s the BIG ONE. Millions will die.” Why is it that when scientists speak reporters that otherwise dissect every word coming from a politician’s mouth simply bow down and become typists? The media uncritically reports whatever a person in a white coat and letters after his name says.

Why is this important? Because they made everyone crazy!!! Title from Technology News:

Imperial College (UK) Found as Sole Agent of Panic Over Coronavirus

The world has apparently been ‘punked’ by Imperial College London into a global panic over the coronavirus. Imperial has long been associated with global warming studies using disputed data that have promoted climate alarmism. (1)

Ooops!corona fiasco error message

About a week later, based on new data, projected deaths in the UK dropped from 500,000 to 20,000. Projected deaths in the US dropped from 2.2 million to 84,000.

Ooops! Have we ruined millions of lives and livelihoods for a mistake? What will new garbage in, garbage out tomorrow bring?

Anthony Fauci, MD who swallowed the highly flawed original computer model hook, line and sinker now says in the New England Journal of Medicine:

…the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968) rather than a disease similar to SARS or MERS, which have had case fatality rates of 9 to 10% and 36%, respectively. (2)

Now you tell us?

Thanks Dr. Fauci. After shutting down the country, destroying the US economy, ruining lives, making our kids stay home, losing jobs, freaking people out, preventing two KST seminars (and making my post office cold), now you tell us it’s just another bad flu???

So why the panic?

Why the panic? Because of a herd mentality among researchers who are afraid to question big shots with letters after their names, a herd mentality of politicians who want to be re-elected, a herd mentality among scientists who want money and fame and a herd mentality among the public who think if an “expert” says it, then it must be right. All they were doing was pushing worse-case scenarios from failed computer models.

Oxford Epidemiologist Sunetra Gupta commented on this lack of critical thinking:

If Gupta’s model is accurate, fewer than one in a thousand who’ve been infected with COVID-19 become sick enough to need hospitalization, leaving the vast majority with mild cases or free of symptoms…. “I am surprised that there has been such unqualified acceptance of the Imperial model,” Gupta criticized.

The Oxford results would mean the country had already acquired substantial herd immunity through the unrecognised spread of Covid-19 over more than two months. (3)

Let’s do the math

Less than 1 in 1,000 infected with coronavirus will get ill. That’s less than 0.1%. Of those who get ill a fraction will die—that’s a pretty tiny number and that means the virus has a lower mortality than the seasonal flu. This is a lower mortality than the common cold.

Dr Joel Kettner is a professor of Community Health Sciences and Surgery at Manitoba University, former Chief Public Health Officer for Manitoba province and Medical Director of the International Centre for Infectious Diseases.

I have never seen anything like this, anything anywhere near like this. I’m not talking about the pandemic, because I’ve seen 30 of them, one every year. It is called influenza. And other respiratory illness viruses, we don’t always know what they are. But I’ve never seen this reaction, and I’m trying to understand why.  

I worry about the message to the public, about the fear of coming into contact with people, being in the same space as people, shaking their hands, having meetings with people. I worry about many, many consequences related to that. 

In the province of Hubei, where there has been the most cases and deaths by far, the actual number of cases reported is 1 per 1000 people and the actual rate of deaths reported is 1 per 20,000. So maybe that would help to put things into perspective. (4)

How about we throw all the computer modelers into a big prison as punishment for creating this hysteria? How many people will apologize and lose their jobs? None. Didn’t Fauci tell us in the 1980s that AIDS was going to break out into the heterosexual population? Why wasn’t he relieved of his position then?

Remember that old saying: Experts built the Titanic and amateurs built the Ark? Or as Richard P. Feynman, Physicist & Educator says: “Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts.”

What’s happening in Italy?

Why is there such a high death rate from this year’s flu in Italy? Statistics from the years 2014-2017 show that there is always a high death rate from the flu in Italy. During that period there were more than 68,000 deaths attributable to the flu; higher than other European countries.

We estimated excess deaths of 7,027, 20,259, 15,801 and 24,981 attributable to influenza epidemics in the 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17…. In recent years, Italy has been registering peaks in death rates, particularly among the elderly during the winter season. A mortality rate of 10.7 per 1,000 inhabitants was observed in the winter season 2014/2015 (more than 375,000 deaths in absolute terms), corresponding to an estimated 54,000 excess deaths (+9.1%) as compared to 2014, representing the highest reported mortality rate since the Second World War in Italy. (5)

As of this writing, Italy reports 10,779 deaths attributable to coronavirus. But the big question is, is this from seasonal flu? About 99% of those who are supposed to have died from coronavirus had pre-existing conditions and an average age of 80. 50% of those who died had 3 or more chronic underlying conditions. But no one asks if those who died had a flu shot.

The flu shot

A recent study shows military personnel who received the flu vaccine were at 36% increased risk for coronavirus…pre-COVID-19. The study population consisted of a population with a history of being heavily vaccinated. (6)

Special flu shot for older Italians

In September 2019 a new ‘cell-based’ flu shot, called VIQCC or QIVc, that is produced from cultured animal cells rather than eggs was made available for the first time in Italy. It was recommended for adults 65 years of age or older. (7)

Could this new, barely tested flu shot given to adults 65 years of age or older be responsible for the terrible coronavirus death toll in Italy?

Corona fiasco: What’s really going on?

“Grotesque, absurd and very dangerous…based on nothing but a spook”

Dr Sucharit Bhakdi is a specialist in microbiology, professor at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, head of the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene and one of the most cited research scientists in German history.

We are afraid that 1 million infections with the new virus will lead to 30 deaths per day over the next 100 days. But we do not realise that 20, 30, 40 or 100 patients positive for normal coronaviruses are already dying every day.

 [The government’s anti-COVID19 measures] are grotesque, absurd and very dangerous […] The life expectancy of millions is being shortened. The horrifying impact on the world economy threatens the existence of countless people…. All these measures are leading to self-destruction and collective suicide based on nothing but a spook. (8)

Dr Wolfgang Wodarg, pulmonology specialist, is former chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. In 2009 he called for an inquiry into alleged conflicts of interest surrounding the EU response to the Swine Flu pandemic.

Politicians are being courted by scientists…scientists who want to be important to get money for their institutions. Scientists who just swim along in the mainstream and want their part of it […] And what is missing right now is a rational way of looking at things.

We should be asking questions like “How did you find out this virus was dangerous?”, “How was it before?”, “Didn’t we have the same thing last year?”, “Is it even something new?” That’s missing. (9)

Finally, Shiva Ayyadurai, MD, PhD says the coronavirus crisis will go down as “one of the biggest frauds.” (10) What’s next? Mandatory vaccination for all?

References

  1. https://www.technocracy.news/imperial-college-uk-found-as-sole-agent-of-panic-over-coronavirus/
  2. Fauci AS, Lane HC, Redfield RR. Covid-19 — Navigating the uncharted. N Engl J Med 2020; 382:1268-1269. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2002387
  3. https://www.dailywire.com/news/oxford-epidemiologist-heres-why-that-doomsday-model-is-likely-way-off
  4. 12 Experts Questioning the Coronavirus Panic https://www.globalresearch.ca/12-experts-questioning-coronavirus-panic/5707532
  5. Rosano A, Bella A, Gesualdi F et al. Investigating the impact of influenza on excess mortality in all ages in Italy during recent seasons (2013/14–2016/17 seasons). Int’l J of Infectious Diseases. Nov 1, 2019;28:127-134.
  6. Wolff GG. Influenza vaccination and respiratory virus interference among Department of Defense personnel during the 2017–2018 influenza season. Vaccine. 10 January 2020;38(2):350-354.
  7. https://www.doctorsinitaly.com/b/flu-shot/
  8. 12 Experts Questioning the Coronavirus Panic https://www.globalresearch.ca/12-experts-questioning-coronavirus-panic/5707532
  9. Ibid.
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BiM1YYIPCo

Tedd


Corona Virus, Going,Going, Gone!

Posted: March 25, 2020
By: Tedd Koren DC

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed—and hence clamorous to be led to safety—by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H.L. Mencken

 Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts.
Richard P. Feynman, Physicist & Educator

Corona virus hysteria is very powerful!

scared of corona virusSchools, churches and synagogues closed, movies and theaters dark, concerts canceled, college kids sent home. We even had to cancel our KST seminars in Chicago and London. And patients are canceling; now it’s getting personal!

Cold post office

In my zip code, they don’t deliver the mail; everyone goes to the little post office. Yesterday the door was wide open! “It’s 35 degrees,” I yelled out to no one in particular. “Would you like me to close the door?”

“No, we’re keeping the door open because of the virus,” came a voice from the back (obviously busy sorting mail or reloading or whatever postal employees do).

“Shouldn’t you want to keep it closed so the virus doesn’t blow in?” I asked.

“We’re doing it so people won’t touch the door,” she replied.

Meanwhile, it’s freezing inside. What if they get pneumonia? Well, at least it’s not corona virus.

Costco vs. Trader Joe’s: a tale of two retailers

Costco

My wife Beth went to Costco the other day but had to wait in line to get in. They were limiting the number of people in the store at one time so that everyone could stay at least 6 feet apart. Meanwhile, those waiting on line are packed together like sardines outside the doors.

Trader Joe’s

But at Trader Joe’s the people waiting outside the store kept their distance. How do they know what’s the ideal distance? Do they have people running around with tape measures? “Excuse me people, you’re all too close, please step away.” (Or wait on line at Costco.)

Maybe instead of tape measures they should use measuring sticks. That way if people are too close they’ll get smacked. “Back off or next time you’ll get it harder.”

To know which way the wind blows

What if the wind were blowing from the back of the line to the front of the line? Would those in the front be covered in “corona germs”? But if the wind were blowing from front to back? Wouldn’t those in the back of the line get covered?

What if the wind comes in sideways? This is getting complicated.

“The wind has shifted, everybody quickly move to your right. Your right sir. Your other right. Yeesh, there’s one in every crowd.”

New Jersey deals with corona virus

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy imposed a curfew: “All non-essential and non-emergency travel in Jersey is strongly discouraged beginning tonight at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. each day.”

Why? Does the virus only come out at night?

Hong Kong vs. Singapore: a tale of two cities

Does any of this actually work? There is no proof, no proof whatsoever, of their effectiveness. Schools were closed in Hong Kong but were kept open in Singapore. No difference in outcomes.

As the data comes in, the numbers of corona virus cases and deaths keep dropping

As the dust settles we find the reporting of a corona pandemic that will kill millions was greatly exaggerated. We are finding that this was little more than a regular flu with better press coverage.

Epidemiologist Prof. Chris Whitty thinks the mortality rate for COVID-19 may end up being less than 1% In South Korea, the rate has been pegged at 0.6%, Germany, 0.2%, which is particularly interesting since that country has the highest median age in all of Europe…0.2% is consistent with the COVID-19 mortality rate around the world…. Microbiologist Lothar Wieler, PhD, president of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in Germany, believes that, ultimately, the rate in China will settle at about 0.2% as well. (1)

Corona virus will disappear: “We’ll be fine…”

Stanford biophysicist and Nobel laureate Michael Levitt says the threat is less severe than the media has portrayed. In reviewing rates of infection in multiple countries he predicts this will all be over sooner than most think and that coronavirus will most likely disappear in China by the end of March. Most people won’t be harmed at all.

The number of new infections started to drop linearly Feb 7th and did not stop…. The real situation is not nearly as terrible as they make it out to be…we’re going to be fine…. Italy is already halfway through the disease. (2)

 “A fiasco in the making…unreliable data”

Stanford’s John P.A. Ioannidis — co-director of the university’s Meta-Research Innovation Center and professor of medicine, biomedical data science, statistics, and epidemiology and population health — suggests that the response to the coronavirus pandemic may be “a fiasco in the making.”

We are making seismic decisions based on “utterly unreliable” data. The data we do have, Ioannidis explains, indicates that we are likely severely overreacting…the meta-research specialist argues, indicates that the extreme measures taken by many countries are likely way out of line and may result in ultimately unnecessary and catastrophic consequences. (3)

Ioannidis reports that the fatality rate may be as low as 0.05% which is lower than seasonal influenza. That means that the corona virus is a big nothing.

One hundred times more flu deaths….

Why are we worrying about corona virus when the regular flu season is far more dangerous? According to the weekly CDC flu report—flu deaths are up by 1,000 since last week. In fact, there are 100 times more flu deaths this season in the US than corona virus deaths! (4)

A novel virus

This is not the first-time corona virus has ever infected humankind. About 20% of common colds are caused by corona virus. They say this strain is different, but all viruses mutate on a yearly basis. Doesn’t the influenza virus change during every flu season? The only epidemic we have is an epidemic of testing. And how many were false positives?

Want to do something about corona virus?

Everybody wants to “do something.” OK, here’s stuff to do. First, realize that germs (i.e. viri) don’t make you sick; when you are sick germs grow in you. You are not a victim and are not defenseless against germs—there are millions of them all around you all the time and most live with you and even keep you healthy.

Germs are scavengers and eat toxins. Symptoms are how the body heals, cleanses, detoxifies and restores homeostasis. As a general rule don’t use suppressive medications to lower fever, don’t get a flu shot, don’t take an antiviral. Don’t eat crappy foods like pastries, carbs, diet soda. Eat broth, do a water fast and do lots of things that promote detoxification such as get KST and chiropractic care, bodywork and acupuncture. Take cleansing herbs, drink broth and chicken soup, take a nice hot bath, take vitamin C (it’s great for detoxification) and head for the hills—there are nice spas there.

One important bit of advice—never, ever get a flu shot.

Final thoughts

I tell my patients to come in because chiropractic and KST (in addition to many other natural approaches) IMPROVE their immune system. While many are coming in (especially the healers I take care of) many “general public” people are scared (terrified!) by media reports.

The “cure” is worse than the “disease.” This is all a man-made fiasco. When the dust settles may we see the heads of the CDC, FDA, HHS, WHO and all those agencies fired. Let them experience the financial disaster they have inflicted on millions of people.

My next blog post will discuss what happened in Italy and it probably had to do with the flu shot they were giving older people before they got sick.

A final word to my post office

Will you please close the damn door? It’s freezing!

References

  1. https://thevaccinereaction.org/2020/03/mortality-rate-for-covid-19-may-be-closer-to-influenza/
  2. https://www.dailywire.com/news/nobel-prize-winner-who-predicted-china-slowdown-italy-nearing-slowdown-israel-will-have-10-deaths-max-from-coronavirus
  3. Read the rest at https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/17/a-fiasco-in-the-making-as-the-coronavirus-pandemic-takes-hold-we-are-making-decisions-without-reliable-data/com Match17, 2020. A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data by John P. A. Ioannides.
  4. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/03/stunning-via-the-cdc-as-of-friday-there-are-100-times-as-many-flu-deaths-in-us-this-season-than-coronavirus-deaths/

Is Corona Covid 19 hysteria worse than the disease?

Posted: March 25, 2020
By: Dr. Vince F. and Dr Jordan P.
Adopted from my friend and colleague Dr Vince F. said with levity and a wide perspective....he is now practicing in Florida. 
 
Looking back at my 57yrs on Earth, either I’ve been hiding under a ROCK for the past 25 yrs.
(I have a tan now, so that can’t be true),
Or the North American brain has absorbed one too many Zombie/ Walking Dead movies!!
If you have the time to read this, I’ll let you be the judge!!
Do we all really believe that a flu season virus is going to come to get us like a boogeyman in the night?
Zombie in the night??
REALLY?
Hoarding food?
Trading favors for toilet paper?
——OR——-
Have we come to a place where we have allowed ourselves to become PARALYZED by what the NEWS wants us to believe.
“It’s on the News,so it must be true!”
REALLY??
With all due respect, beware when so many people can fall inline to the All powerful emotion of FEAR!!!
Remember this:
F-alse
E-vidence
A-ppearing
R-eal
I get it.
It’s Scary.
The media are very good at scaring us all.
FEAR = Ears and Eyeballs for the media.
Always been that way, always will be.
But remember this:
Every year we are all faced with different bugs germs and viruses.
The TRUTH is, that’s a Good thing!!!
Yes, you read that right, a GOOD thing.
An exercised immune system, is a STRONG immune system.
Just like a muscle gets stronger when exercised.
It’s been happening that way for thousands of years folks.
It is Gods design. (You can say nature’s design, if that works better for you.)
That said, we shouldn’t FEAR ( fear is actually immuno- suppressant) we should allow it to happen.
Yes. ALLOW IT.
Just as you would a hurricane or tornado.
It’s Mother Nature doing her thing.
YES!!!
Make all the necessary adjustments. ( lots of vitamin-C, B vitamins, get adjusted to keep your nervous system healthy ).
Chill-out!!
And do your thing!!
INSTEAD what happens?
We look for??
Stronger/ better drugs to fight the little bugs.
Well the little bugs have resistance building abilities too.
So with the help of Stronger/ better drugs....,
the little bugs get their immune systems worked out and like a worked out muscle, they turn into bigger bugs
Put the FEAR aside for a minute and THINK!!
Just like anything I Life.
Wanna be a better musician...., practice.
Wanna be better with math....., practice.
Wanna have a better marriage....., practice.
Wanna have a better Immune system....., ALLOW it to practice!!!
God doesn’t make junk. !!!
Please,
STAY HEALTHY,
Not FEARFUL
Ok, I’m going back under my ROCK now.
I feel safer there.
 
 

Super Bowl Longevity and Performance

Posted: January 28, 2019
By: 100 Yearl lifestyle Affiliates

Super Bowl Longevity and Performance

One of the biggest stories during Super Bowl 53 is the super longevity and performance of Tom Brady. He is redefining what is possible for athletes over forty. His nutrition and fitness routines along with his utilization of chiropractic care are well documented and vital to his success.

While healthy eating and fitness seem like common sense, so is the importance of a healthy spine and nervous system. This is the reason why so many players from the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles will be receiving chiropractic care all season and of course leading up to the big game.

Chiropractic care helps athletes in every sport heal quickly and optimize performance.

Many of the greatest of all time have set this precedent. Current Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and Jerry Rice are huge chiropractic advocates. Emmitt Smith is the leading rusher in NFL history, a perennial Pro Bowler and three -time Super Bowl Champion. When he retired with over 18,000 yards, Smith said, "I thank God, my family and my chiropractor." Chiropractic care helped speed his recovery time and function at the top of his game. His career lasted nearly six times longer than the average NFL running back.

Jerry Rice is considered the greatest receiver in the history of the NFL. His durability and work ethic are legendary. He initially sought chiropractic care following an injury on the field. After learning about the benefits of chiropractic care from his teammates he made chiropractic care a regular part of his training routine and lifestyle. He is a three-time Super Bowl Champion and today he is an official spokesperson for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress. His high-level career also lasted six times longer than the average receiver.

Another chiropractic advocate, 2012 Hall of Fame Semi-finalist Roger Craig, was a pioneer in the NFL. He is the only player to ever make the Pro Bowl as a fullback and a halfback,

the first player to rush and receive for over 1,000 yards in a single season -a feat that took 14 years to be duplicated, and he is the only running back in NFL history to ever lead the league in receptions. He is a three-time Super Bowl Champion and is the only NFL player to make the playoffs for eleven straight years.

Like many children, Roger began receiving chiropractic care at an early age and today, like the others, still receives chiropractic Lifestyle Care. In fact, Roger endorsed the #1 bestselling fitness book, The 100 Year Lifestyle Workout, which he recommends for athletes, young and old, because it stresses the importance of a healthy structure, spine and nervous system with chiropractic care as a core part of the training. This helps you maximize your performance, prevent injuries and support your longevity.

We've all seen videos of old time professional athletes who pounded their bodies into submission and became cripples when their career was over. This is not true for these three athletic superstars and it is no longer the norm as many professional, Olympic and youth sports programs have chosen to make chiropractic care a core part of their programs and many of the leaders of the Olympic sports medicine team today are chiropractors.

All three of these athletes took a tremendous beating over their careers which began in Little League and continued into the pros. Chiropractic care as a part of their lifestyle, training and overcoming injuries has helped show us all that you can play high-level sports and retain your health after you retire. We may even see you competing on Dancing With the Stars!

Don't wait for an injury. If you're an athlete or participate in an exercise program, be like these Hall of Fame and Super Bowl Champions. Make Chiropractic Lifestyle Care your top priority.


Snow Shoveling Tips

Posted: January 2, 2019
By: Jordan Plasker via FL


Backpack Safety and Children's Health It's not just a back pack issue

Posted: August 29, 2018
By: Dr Jordan Plasker via Jeffrey

Backpack Safety and Children's Health

It's not just a back pack issue

Parents and educators everywhere are concerned about the burdens that children are lugging around each day in the form of poorly designed, improperly packed and inappropriately worn backpacks. This phenomenon has also become a major focus of chiropractors who have recognized that early childhood back stress is a major cause of spinal instability and nerve related health problems.

Unfortunately, these silent injuries can lay dormant for years, only to express themselves as serious spinal problems in adults.  According to a study in the April 1, 2005 issue of Spine, signs of spinal disc degeneration appeared on MRI scans of approximately one-third of the 13-year old children who were studied, even though only some of them were experiencing back pain.  In another study in the October 18, 2004 issue of the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, 96% of the children examined were found to have pelvic subluxations.  The spinal degenerative arthritis that results from subluxations are one of the most common preventable diseases affecting society today, but prevention must start at an early age.

In response to parent concerns, many state lawmakers are introducing legislation to mandate maximum backpack weight, redesign text books and even purchase an extra set of books for each child to use at home.  Rather than wait for new laws to be passed, every parent and child should take the responsibility to increase their knowledge on backpack safety so they can use good lifting and body awareness techniques, and prevent unnecessary injuries. This will also ensure that children keep their spine and nerve system healthy as they grow. 

Here are some important Backpack Safety Tips that you can begin using immediately:

  • If possible, use a backpack with wheels and roll it
  • Otherwise use a backpack with padded shoulder straps and lumbar support, and wear both shoulder straps
  • Pack only what you need and place heavy items on the bottom
  • Bend at the knees when lifting the backpack
  • Never lift more than 15% of your body weight:

If your body weighs:

You may carry up to:

50 pounds

7.5 pounds

70 pounds

10.5 pounds

80 pounds

12.0 pounds

100 pounds

15.0 pounds

120 pounds

18.0 pound

Make backpack safety and spinal health a priority. Invest in a quality backpack, use it properly, and make an appointment for your children to receive a spinal examination today.

*Contributed by Jeffrey Slocum, D.C., Learning Curves


Body Conscious or Health Conscious

Posted: July 11, 2018
By: Dr Jordan Plasker

Are you Body Conscious or Health Conscious

We see it all the time at the gym or in my office, people that are concerned about how they look and not necessarily about their health. Perhaps you do not know the difference between being body conscious or health conscious.   See the table below to better understand the difference. 

 

Action

Body Conscious

Health Conscious

Eating Fats

Will not eat out of fear of adding fat to my shape.

Will eat a moderate amount of healthy fat because hormones, nerves and cell membranes require fat to function properly.

Eating Sugar

Sugar gives me energy to workout and if I work out more, I can build larger muscles and look better.

Energy from sugar is temporary, empty calories.  I’d rather eat natural whole foods of complex carbs for sustained energy.

Sleep

I will get enough to keep circles from under my eyes.

Recognize that sleep is essential to re boot our system and rejuvenate our bodies.

Lifting weights

To create larger muscles for a “hard body” muscular look.

Gain/maintain strength and structural integrity.

Aerobic exercise

If I do my cardio today I can have dessert and/or eat what ever I want today.

If I do my cardio today I will improve my heart strength, my endurance and create a strong heart to serve me for years.

Doing Yoga

How does that help with my body shape?  It’s a waste of time.

Centers, stretches and strengthens me from my core.  It calms me and helps keep me balanced.

Going to a Chiropractor

I will go to help alleviate an ache or a pain, so I can work out and look better.

I will go to alleviate an ache or a pain and continue to utilize care to keep my nerve system working at its best.  Like eating healthy foods and exercising regularly it keeps me at my best!

Thought process

Short term thinking.

Long term thinking.

So, which are you Body Conscious or Health Conscious?  Are there any changes you know you need to make?  We are here to support you to be the healthiest version of you possible.  Schedule a consult with Dr. Plasker and let’s figure out how we can help!

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