Tuesday, June 17, 2008

What's your excuse why you are not exercising??

Here is a top 10 list of the excuses that most of my patients provide to me when I ask them why they do not exercise.

1: I don't really care about exercising. I work hard enough every day.

2: I have a lot more responsibilities that take priority in my life right now.

3: I'm so out of shape. I am embarrassed and think people will laugh at me.

4: I have a bad back, bad knees, chronic pain etc... (But are you doing anything to alleviate the pain beside taking medications?)

5: I go to the gym but I soon get bored, so I'm taking a break for a while.

6: There just isnt a gym thats close enough to me.

7: It's just too expensive. I cannot afford it.

8: I've had a bad experience at the gym, (Poor trainer or guys harassing obnoxious members etc...)

9: I'm too tired to work out by the end of the day. I just dont have the discipline to commit to an exercise program

and the number 10 reason.....

10: I don't have TIME!!!

If these are some or all of your excuses as to why you dont make time in your life to exercise, please reconsider and make time to keep yourself healthy. You'll be glad you did once the toxins are flushed from your system and you find yourself full of extra energy and ability.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Beating The Heat

Here in NYC, the weather has been just brutal, with 4 continuous days of 94 degrees +!! Temperatures this high mixed with pollution causing humidity are very dangerous and should not be takin lightly. The most common illnesses from high heat are:
heat stoke, heat exhaustion and dehydration and high temperatures.

Those most at risk of getting sick as a result of high heat and humidity are preschoolers, adults aged 65 or older, people of any age who overexert themselves during work or exercise, and people who are sick or on certain medications.

Heat-related illness occurs when the body's temperature-control system is overloaded. The body normally cools itself by sweating, but when the humidity and temperature are high, sweating may not be effective enough. Signs of heat illness include rapid breathing, headache, weakness or fainting, confusion and more tiredness than usual.

The most severe effect on health is heat stroke. A person suffering from heat stroke has a high body temperature -- above 99 degrees F; hot, dry skin and dizziness or confusion.

Similar in concept to winter's wind-chill factor, the humidex is a measure developed by meteorologists to describe how heat and relative humidity combine to make it feel hotter than it actually is. The humidex takes into account the two most important factors that affect summer comfort -- temperature and humidity -- and is therefore a better measure of how stifling the air feels.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Interesting Read

I read in this month's issue of Men's Health something I would like to share with you. It is unrelated to healthcare, but since I am soon to be a parent, I found it useful information.

90% of your job as a parent is keeping your children from accidentally killing themselves. Another 5% is making them feel comfortable taking risks, and the final 5% comes from teaching them how to decide which risks are the right ones to take! very Ironic!!
You are not suppose to tell your children what to do, You're supposed to let them watch you.
I guess this last statement has a bearing on your child's health and wellness! If your children grow up watching you swallow NSAIDS like pez or eat foods you know are going to cause heart conditions, increase cholesterol or bring about metabolic syndromes, this will eventually lead them to make poor decisions about their health. Remember, your kids are watching, make the right decisions not only for your health but for their's as well. God bless!

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Trouble with Treating Symptoms

Sorry I've been away for so long! With the new practice and baby on the way, life is moving faster than ever!!
The problem with treating symptoms, mainly PAIN, in all it's forms, is that you see and feel only the "Tip of the Iceberg".
As poor health conditions develop, pain is the last thing to appear. When a chiropractor works on the cause and the body begins to heal, pain will be the first thing to disappear. If the hidden cause of your pain is not attended to, it's probable the pain will soon resurface. Follow your treatment protocol set forth by your chiropractor to ensure last relief and proper healing.
Achy, numbness and tingling, tired, heavy, spasms and twitching are all neurological signs mostly telling you that there is interference with the nervous system along it's path. By adjusting the bones, you relieve this interference and restore the body's full electrical potential. The power that
made the body, heals the body! Its just that simple.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New Patients

Happy St. Patty's day, and a Happy Easter to all. Today I would like to speak on the topic of new patients.
New patients are the backbone of every successful practice. New patients mean new people with their own issues that need to be addressed according to their chief complaints, examination findings and past medical history. There are many different topics that can compromise a patients ability to get well quickly, but a new patient is a fresh face and a blank slate.
Many new patients don't know what to expect when they first arrive at my office. That's why I encourage them to visit my website prior to their initial consultation. Once they have received an extensive evaluation, I then begin their education about their health, their anatomy and the state of their spinal hygiene. More education is then given on what I can do for them and what I expect of them .
I expect them to commit to a care plan, because I know there is only one way for me to help them, and that way is to have them in the office. They can also practice proper ergonomics, posture, drink plenty of water and take the proper nutrition to ensure a speedy recovery.
Doctors need to remember that each patient has their own individual goals and when helped and impressed, they will stay their course of treatment as well as refer family and friends.
Anyone who doesn't know what a chiropractor can do for them, reguardless of aches and pains, should check out my website on chiropractic for various conditions unrelated to the muscle/skeletal system. God Bless!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Law of Attraction

In the book/video, the Secret, it is possible to achieve all your desires if you ask for them, give thanks for what you have and be willing to receive your desires when they arrive.
I have been using the secret now for the past 4 months and have found tremendous success with this mindset. I find myself more in tune with the universe and at the same time very fortunate.
I wasn't always so open minded and often thought this kind of antics were blarney. No wonder why I was never happy.
Since my wife has become pregnant and I have opened my new practice in Bay Ridge Brooklyn, I have this overwhelming feeling of love, respect and dedication. Dedication to my wife, son, practice and to God.
Im writing this today because I want anyone who reads this to know, that if you really want something, and you focus on it, along with being thankful for what you have already have, the universe will guide you to it like a magnet.
Chiropractic is extremely rewarding, and my life's mission, but being in touch with the universe on a very real plain is something entirely altogether different. Try it ! It's working!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Health through Chiropractic

Health is an obligatory term used to describe different things for different people. Some think health is running 5 miles a day, some think reducing their coffee is better health and some think that if they play a sport, then this sport will somehow counter balance their habits.
Health starts with a conscious effort and a positive mindset. You need to A) recognize that something in your life needs to change. B) Make an effort to change that thing about you.
I understand that
life needs it's crutches, and no one is perfect, so I became a Chiropractor to wake up the minds of people, in the dark, about their health and the state of the health care system.
Being a Chiropractor means more than just realigning the spine. Its about making the body function at 100% to optimize your God given abilities. When your nervous system is functioning correctly, you are physical and mentally faster, sharper, more aware of your positioning and feeling like you can do anything.
People please stop putting these harmful chemicals inside yourself. The smokes, the soda, the processed foods, the medications. These substances have no life force and do nothing for your health and well-being.