The Two Gifts... 
Over the last decade of taking care of people, I have only begun to realize the importance of chiropractic's two gifts to the world. These are the Above Down Inside Out viewpoint (A.D.I.O.) and the quality of life improvements experienced from regularly getting adjusted.

What is so important about a viewpoint?

The viewpoint or perspective that you observe the world from determines, to a large part, how you experience life. Your viewpoint provides the context from which you interpret the content of the world. This affects the interpretations and conclusions that you make which results in the action steps that you take in your life.

Why would I need a different perspective?

The prevailing viewpoint today is called Outside In Below Upward (O.I.B.U.). O.I.B.U. views life and consciousness as the end result of random chemical reactions and "lucky" genetic mutations. Because of this, life is not viewed as intelligent and therefore any desired change to health or life experience must be induced from the "outside". This leads to advocating the manipulation of body function with drugs, procedures, or other therapies in an attempt to treat disease or symptoms of disease.

The participants in this system are the "all wise and powerful" physician and the "weak and helpless victim" patient. Health is viewed as the absence of invading enemy disease entities and symptoms, so the job of the physician is to cut, burn, or chemically manipulate the the body until it does what the physician or patient wants.

O.I.B.U. action steps are accompanied by many unintended consequences. Many municipal water supplies throughout the world are now contaminated with pharmaceutical drug residues. This means that even people who do not choose to subject themselves to this treatment are still being affected. Complications from the use of drugs and surgery are well documented, but the overlooked day to day effects of O.I.B.U. are easy to miss for those not familiar with this important distinction. O.I.B.U. breeds an irrational fear of germs, a distrust of one's ability to heal, and a general feeling of victim-hood among its participants. How could you ever feel safe if germs, hay fever, and flu were always out to get you and you believed that your body had to be chemically forced to do the right thing?

What is A.D.I.O.?

A.D.I.O. recognizes that intelligence expresses from Above Down Inside Out and that life and health result from the active organization of matter by this intelligence that is continually aiming to express itself better. Simply put, the foundational principle of A.D.I.O. is that life is intelligent!

Since health is the entity in A.D.I.O., efforts are focused on allowing for the best expression of the intelligence within you. Healthy food, proper stress management, healthy amounts of exercise, happy relationships, sleep, and chiropractic adjustments are encouraged.

Since the best doctor is the one that is inside you, the situation that you find yourself in is also viewed from a unique perspective. Instead of trying to control and dominate what is happening, A.D.I.O. teaches you to ask, "What is this revealing to me about my life situation?" The answers to this question lead to positive change and growth. Think: "Discover"; not "Control".

What does this have to do with Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a practical application within the A.D.I.O. viewpoint. The goal of chiropractic is to make sure that your innate intelligence is expressing itself as much as possible via the adjustment of subluxation.

What does this mean for you?

At first glance it might seem that this has no practical application, but, upon closer inspection, you will find that when properly understood this can influence every aspect of your thinking. The recognition that order bespeaks intelligence gives you a new way to view your health, happiness, performance and overall life experience.

One of the most exciting parts of taking care of practice members who learn to apply this is when they themselves discover new solutions and actions steps to solve their own problems. This is especially exciting because these solutions come from within them and are therefore more powerful and useful.

A.D.I.O. will set you on an exciting path of self discovery! Nothing could make me happier than, with this new perspective, to empower you to find your own solutions.

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What would your health experience be if you regularly got enough sleep, ate nutritious foods, exercised, managed stress properly, and got adjusted?

What is stopping you from taking the necessary actions to express more of your health potential?

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An Important Chiropractic Lesson From Watching My Garden... 
Many of you who have spent time with me know how excited I am about my new tower garden. What you might not expect to hear about is the wonderful chiropractic lesson that was right in front of me the whole time!

Batten Down The Hatches...

With the unpredictable stormy weather, limited sunlight of a northward facing balcony, and an accidental unplugging of the water supply on a 105 degree day, my tower garden has had quite a rough life. Yet despite all of this, the plants are thriving and continue to grow! Day after day they seem to tirelessly continue to adapt and grow until the end of their life.

Where does health come from?

As a chiropractor we know that life is an expression of an inborn intelligence that is working through the organism. In the case of the plants, this intelligence works to keep the plant healthy and growing all the way up to the end of its life. No matter the conditions, the intelligence is constantly working to adapt the plant to the environment attempting to keep it as healthy and productive as possible. Those of you who have watched a garden for any length of time have no doubt seen plants grown and adapt to the most varied of circumstances.

Here is the good news!

The exciting part is that you have this same intelligence working through you too! From your first moment, your innate intelligence has been working to keep you thriving. This intelligence monitors and communicates with all parts of your body through your nervous system. Chiropractors check to make sure that there is no physical tension that is altering the way this system is working (subluxation). When the messages transmitted through your nervous system are altered, your innate intelligence cannot do as good of a job keeping you at your best.

The job of the chiropractor is to check you for and, when needed, provide a gentle adjustment designed to help you reduce subluxation. When this is done, your innate intelligence is then better able to express itself through you.

This is very exciting, because, just like the plant, your innate intelligence is constantly working to keep you as healthy and productive as possible! A better expression of life might mean that you can relate better with your loved ones. It may mean that you perform better in sports or at work. It may mean that you live a longer, healthier, and more vibrant life. Whatever it means for you, consistent chiropractic care leads to exciting changes in your quality of life.

Everyone deserves to live a fully expressed life. It is important to regularly get checked for subluxation, so stop in today. You will be happy that you did!

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Why Should I Get Checked for Subluxation?  
From the very first moment of your life, you have had an ever vigilant innate (inborn) intelligence that has been monitoring your needs and adapting you to the environment. This intelligence communicates with all parts of your body through the nerve system.

It is very common for the stresses and strains of everyday life to accumulate in the physical body. This simply means that, for any number of reasons, the body is, to some degree, unable to let go of the reactions that occurred during past stressful events. These "locked in" reactions partially anchor the function of the nerve system out of present time (into old reactive patterns that occurred in response to past stressful events). Locked out of present time, your ability to adapt to life's current challenges is less than what it would be if the free range of function of the nerve system was accessible.

Chiropractors have a name for this impaired state: Subluxation. When subluxation is locked into your body, the messages that your innate intelligence receives and attempts to transmit through the nerve system are altered. Altered perception of and altered response to life's challenges is the result of subluxation.

The job of the chiropractor is to check you for subluxation and make an adjustment if necessary. We do this because, based on logic, every human being is better off without subluxation. When adjusted, your innate intelligence is in better communication with your body, which makes you better able to deal with life's challenges on any level.

Since we are constantly bombarded by stress, it is important to regularly get checked for subluxation for the purpose of making sure that your innate intelligence has an optimally functioning nerve system to work through. Understanding and utilizing this is the cornerstone of a happy, healthy, and productive life.

Could subluxation be robbing you of your full potential? What is stopping you from getting checked by your chiropractor today?

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Tower Garden Update! 
Just a quick update since some of you have been asking. :-) Here is a recent picture of my Tower Garden

As you can see, it has grown quite a lot over the last month or so, and the three varieties of kale are thriving even in the extreme heat.

My balcony gets very little direct sunlight since I face due North. With a sunny spot, your produce will grow MUCH quicker. As you can see, I hung a reflective sheet of Mylar to enhance the light on my Tower. I believe this has helped the plants!

I am so thankful to be able to eat fresh homegrown produce on a daily basis. If you have ever wanted to grow more of your own food at home, this is definitely the way to go! Most of the mess of traditional gardening is eliminated, and the yield is much higher than using soil.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at
(847) 823-9000
or visit

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