New Year, New You? Not Without a New Perspective! 
January has arrived already and it is the time of year when we find ourselves planning to make improvements in our lives especially in the areas around health and happiness. This is likely not the first time that you have made the decision to finally lose that extra weight and keep it off. Or perhaps you desire to lower your blood sugar once and for all. Maybe you would like to not get sick as often. Or perhaps you just want to get more enjoyment out of life. Whatever your goal is you will need a new outlook otherwise you will likely get the same results as last year. You know what I mean!

Experiencing the world differently and getting the results you are looking for largely depends on you adopting a healthier perspective! Perspective is the filter through which you interpret and experience the world. We all have one and it colors the world that we see and experience. We don't see things as they are, but as we perceive them. Your interpretation will determine your actions.

When it comes to matters of health, there are two prevailing perspectives, one being of health restoration, and the other being of disease treatment. While both have their place, each viewpoint interprets the world very differently. These differing interpretations lead to different actions which lead to different results.

Most of us have been trained to view the world from the disease treatment perspective. This means that disease is viewed as an entity that we are trying to eliminate, cut out, or force change on. The actions arising out of this perspective are designed to attempt to control body function and health from the outside through the use of drugs, surgery, herbs, therapies, etc. Health is viewed as merely the absence of disease. Body function is viewed as something that is not to be trusted and must be manipulated from the outside in order to make it do what you want.

The health restoration perspective is quite different. From this perspective, it is recognized that all living organisms are organized, and that health, being a natural expression of living things, comes from within. Health is viewed as the entity that results from you successfully adapting to the environment and maintaining harmony among all of your parts. A certain trust is developed in the body's ability to be well in a nurturing environment. There are many things that can be done to help this process so the individual is encouraged to regularly get proper amounts of sleep, adopt a program of dietary excellence, experience healthy relationships, develop a fulfilling career, enjoy sensible exercise, and handle stress in a constructive way. These activities improve the health expression of the individual. In this model, disease is viewed as the absence of health.

New actions taken in regards to this year's resolutions can be a reflection of your newly adopted perspective. This can help you sustain the actions necessary to succeed in experiencing a desired outcome. In regards to health goals or challenges the typical question asked is “How can I make this go away?” or “How can I force this to leave my life?” These questions set you down the old path of attempting to dominate and control symptoms. Instead seek to discover what aspect of your lifestyle is throwing you past the outer limits of your adaptional ability. A more productive question to ask would be “What is this condition revealing to me about my life situation?”

Do you see how a different perspective will lead you to ask different questions which will yield different answers which will lead to different actions? Just asking this question will shift you into a completely different awareness about your life situation. Answering it will bring you completely new results!

Dr. Steven A. Sciame

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It had to arrive eventually! It looks like Chicago is experiencing its first cold snap of the season. The sudden change in temperature can result in you experiencing more subluxations. It is worth the effort to stay regular with your chiropractic adjustments during this busy and stressful time of the year.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Dr. Steven Sciame

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Annual Sauerkraut Event! 
Are you aware of how

Healthy Bacteria

protects your health?

Do you ever:

Experience chronic stress?
Have an addictive feeling toward sweets?
Eat processed foods?
Take antibiotics?
Struggle with Candida or C-diff?
Experience constipation or diarrhea?
Get frequent colds or flu?
Have allergies?

If you answered yes any of the above questions, it is very likely that you need to better support the healthy bacteria in your body. What you may not know is that raw homemade sauerkraut can help you do this!

You absolutely cannot miss this opportunity to attend

Dr. Steven Sciame's Annual Homemade Sauerkraut Class

Not only will you learn how this tasty miracle food can help restore health for you and your family, but you will also learn how to ferment your own kraut at home!

Join us on: Wednesday 11/21/2013 @ 7:15
Location: Achievement Chiropractic
Cost: Free for active clients

711 W. Devon Avenue, Suite 202
Park Ridge, IL 60068
R.S.V.P. A.S.A.P. (847) 823-9000 as space is limited.

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Control or Discover? 
One of the uniquenesses of chiropractic is the Above-Down-Inside-Out viewpoint. This refers to the understanding that life is an expression of an intelligence that constantly is attempting to keep an organism actively organized. Health is the result of this intelligence successfully adapting you to the environment and maintaining harmony among all of its parts.

It is your job to provide healthy food and a nurturing environment for this intelligence that is running your body. When you fail to do this, the outer limits of your adaptational ability may be exceeded and symptoms occur. This is what usually motivates people to seek out medication or some other form of therapy.

When deciding upon an intervention, instead of the typical route of trying to dominate and control symptoms with drugs/herbs/therapies, ask yourself what this condition is revealing about your life? Seek to discover what aspect of your lifestyle is throwing you past the outer limits of your adaptional ability.

Just asking this question will shift you into a completely different awareness about your life situation. Answering it will bring you completely new results!

Yours in Vibrant Health!

Dr. Steven Sciame
Park Ridge, IL

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Flu Shots! 
This year let us use the annual flu shot propaganda to remind us to take the necessary steps to be healthier.

Make sure that you get plenty of sleep every night, drink filtered water, eat an abundance of fresh raw fruits and vegetables, exercise regularly and learn to manage stress in a more healthful way.

Also it is important to avoid sugary drinks, refined grains and junk food.

Remembering to stay regular with your chiropractic adjustments will go a long way toward keeping your body functioning well. All of the above suggestions will only help so much if your body is not working optimally because of subluxating stress.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Yours in Health,

Dr. Steven Sciame
Tonal Chiropractor
Park Ridge, IL 60068

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