Category Archives: Personal Stories

Indi­vid­u­als’ expe­ri­ence with health, health chal­lenges, ill­ness, and pro­mot­ing their health

I’ve witnessed the entire cycle of the opioid epidemic

Through­out my career I’ve wit­nessed the entire arc of the opi­oid cri­sis. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Why I am a chiropractor

The field of chi­ro­prac­tic embod­ies the impor­tant trends emerg­ing in sci­en­tif­ic health care. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Today’s Spiritual and Health Imperative

The impor­tance of self-accep­tance. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Better to Set Modest Goals?

My expe­ri­ence train­ing for a 5K Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Can You Improve Your Vision with Chiropractic Care?

Can your vision be improved with chi­ro­prac­tic care? I’ve had two recent cas­es in which it has. And there are many more cas­es which have been report­ed in the lit­er­a­ture. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A Tribute to Irmgard Bartenieff

Irm­gard Barte­ni­eff had a huge influ­ence on my work and that of many oth­ers. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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My Dog Saved My Life

It’s not a sto­ry about lit­tle Tim­my hav­ing fall­en in the well. There’s more than one way a dog can “save your life.” Con­tin­ue read­ing

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I Like Cookies

Sug­ar pro­vides instant grat­i­fi­ca­tion to the brain’s plea­sure cen­ters. No won­der I look cook­ies so much! Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the plea­sure comes with many health risks. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Two Things I Learned from My Patient Liz

My expe­ri­ence with Liz rein­forced for me the risk of anes­the­sia, and also remind­ed me that the brain serves the body, not the oth­er way around. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Confessions in the Gym — or, How to Use Peer Pressure for Your Benefit

Peer pres­sure” seems like a use­less ves­tige from mid­dle school. As adults, we should strive to live for our own val­ues, dri­ven by our own per­son­al moti­va­tions. But what if you could use peer pres­sure to your advan­tage? Con­tin­ue read­ing

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