Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Holiday Stress!

As the festive season sneaks up on us yet again, we re-address the stress. 

So many people suffer the stress of the season, forgetting the joy. 
Come into our office and join us in identifying some of the Emotional, Chemical and Physical stressors of the season.  Once we determine those stressors we can figure out the best way to cope.  A chiropractic adjustment reduces stress on the nervous system, allowing us to function optimally, letting us better cope with all stressors.  By eliminating a subluxation of the vertebrae, we provide the nervous system with uninterrupted communication to every cell in our body.
As you celebrate with your loved ones, remember to breathe, enjoy the simple things and don't worry if you forgot to get batteries for that toy.  Don't panic if the new cookie recipe failed, there are great places to get desserts.  Save yourself for the fun and excitement of the season.

Our January Power Hour topic is "The Mind Body Connection"  Come out and hear more on how to reduce stress and cope with the stressors we all have. Monday, January 23rd at 7 pm College of the Rockies Fernie Campus.  Stay tuned for more information.....

Monday, December 12, 2011

Dr. Gentempo explains chiropractic.

  These are some of the many diagnostic tools we use at our office.  Call for more information or email us.  We can do a spinal check and let you know what is going on with your nervous system.  Lets keep you healthy so you don't have to become a stat in the "sick care" system.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Getting the sleep you need!

Sleep regenerates and rejuvenates.  See the tips on how to fall asleep and stay asleep.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bruce Lipton Thoughts = energy

Invest your thoughts wisely.  If you consider your thoughts are like your cheque book, you wouldn't waste money, why waste your thoughts?  Thoughts are a unit of energy.  25% of your body's energy feeds your brain.  Listen and learn more about thought energy....

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Construction begins.  After months of planning.

 The teetering Chiropractic office!

Concrete being pumped in from the front to the back.  Foundation is being poured today.

Stay tuned for more updates, the fascinating process of improvement.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Effects of Meditation on the Brain.

From Dr. Terry Rondberg, DC
Two years ago, UCLA researchers discovered that specific regions in the brains of long-term meditators were larger and had more gray matter than the brains of individuals in a control group. This suggested that meditation could be good for all of us since our brains naturally get smaller with age.
Now, there’s a follow-up study, which appears in the online edition of the journal NeuroImage,
suggesting that people who meditate also have stronger connections between brain regions and show less age-related brain atrophy. Having stronger connections influences the ability to rapidly relay electrical signals in the brain. Significantly, these effects are evident throughout the brain, not just in specific areas.
Eileen Luders, a visiting assistant professor at the UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, and colleagues (study co-authors Kristi Clark, Katherine L. Narr and Arthur W. Toga) used a type of brain imaging known as diffusion tensor imaging, or DTI, a fairly new imaging mode that supplies insights into the brain’s structural connectivity. They found that the differences between meditators and controls are not limited to a particular core region of the brain. They involve large-scale networks that include the frontal, temporal, parietal and occipital lobes, and the anterior corpus callosum, as well as limbic structures and the brain stem.
“Our results suggest that long-term meditators have white-matter fibers that are either more numerous, more dense or more insulated throughout the brain,” Prof. Luders said. “We also found that the normal age-related decline of white-matter tissue is considerably reduced in active meditation practitioners.”
The study consisted of 27 active meditation practitioners (average age 52) and 27 control subjects, who were matched by age and sex. The meditation and the control groups each consisted of 11 men and 16 women whose meditation practice spanned 5 to 46 years. Self-reported meditation styles included Shamatha, Vipassana, and Zazen, styles that were practiced by about 55% of the meditators, either exclusively or in combination with other styles.
Results showed distinct structural connectivity in meditators throughout the entire brain’s pathways. The greatest differences between the two groups were observed within the corticospinal tract (a collection of axons that travel between the cerebral cortex of the brain and the spinal cord), the superior longitudinal fasciculus (long bi-directional bundles of neurons connecting the front and the back of the cerebrum), and the uncinate fasciculus (white matter that connects parts of the limbic system, such as the hippocampus and amygdala, with the frontal cortex).
“It is possible that actively meditating, especially over a long period of time, can induce changes on a micro-anatomical level,” said Luders, herself a meditator.
As a consequence, she said, the strength of fiber connections in meditators may increase and possibly lead to the macroscopic effects seen by DTI.
“Meditation, however, might not only cause changes in brain anatomy by inducing growth but also by preventing reduction,” Luders noted. “That is, if practiced regularly and over years, meditation may slow down aging-related brain atrophy, perhaps by positively affecting the immune system.”
But – there’s a “but.” While it’s tempting to assume the differences between the two groups constitute actual meditation-induced effects, nature versus nurture remains the unanswered question.
“It’s possible that meditators might have brains that are fundamentally different to begin with,” Luders said. “For example, a particular brain anatomy may have drawn an individual to meditation or helped maintain an ongoing practice – meaning that the enhanced fiber connectivity in meditators constitutes a predisposition towards meditation, rather than being the consequence of the practice.”
Still, she said, “Meditation appears to be a powerful mental exercise with the potential to change the physical structure of the brain at large. Collecting evidence that active, frequent and regular meditation practices cause alterations of white-matter fiber tracts that are profound and sustainable may become relevant for patient populations suffering from axonal demyelination and white-matter atrophy.”
Luders said, however, that more research is needed before taking meditation into clinical trial studies.
SOURCES: “Enhanced brain connectivity in long-term meditation practitioners,” NeuroImage Volume 57, Issue 4, 15 August 2011. ABSTRACT
“Is meditation the push-up for the brain?” University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

"First Remove the Pressure!"

Question: If you drop a cinder block on your foot, what's the first thing you must do for the healing process to start? Answer: Get the cinder block off your foot.

Sounds simple, but it's true.  your foot WON'T heal until the offending pressure is removed first.  and once the fcinder block is removed, don't expect your foot to look or feel great right away!  IT's going to take time to repair all the carnagte.  the same principle applies to your Chiropractic care.

A misaligned vertebrae (subluxation) acts like a cinder block on a nerve causing damage, pain and inflammation. healing can occur only when the offending pressure is removed and kept off the nerve with regular Chiropractic adjustments.  But that won't necessarily bring instant relief.  Removing the pressure is simply the first step in a timely process.

So if you don't feel great immediately after your adjustment, don't be discouraged.  With time, damaged tissues will heal and you will feel like new again.  For now, be confident the healing process has at least started because the cinder block has been removed.

Monday, August 15, 2011

What would your cows do?

Institute for Responsible Technology

No GMO T-shirt Design Challenge

The Institute for Responsible Technology is a world leader in educating policy makers and the public about genetically modified (GM) foods and crops. They investigate and report their risks and impact on health, environment, the economy, and agriculture, as well as the problems associated with current research, regulation, corporate practices, and reporting.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

On the move.

Second Load.
A rare beautiful sunny weekend, is the perfect time to pack up and haul an office to a new site.  Hard working elves were busy creating a new space for us all week.  Much gratitude to Jesse Mong, Kye Weickert, Len Stroud, such dedication to their craft.  The construction zone was transformed into a spacious chiropractic haven.

Add lights, paint and ACTION!
The deadline was tight, burning the midnight oil is a saying for a reason.  Even the Telus technician was impressed when he had to return on Monday, since the Internet was missed on Friday.  He couldn't believe the transformation.    It is difficult to impress a Telus tech.

Placing the heavy adjustment table.
Must take care of our movers.
Notice what Shaun is moving....

Mobile adjusting, Chiropractic on the move.

Mandy with muscle!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Team Work!

A small part of the team.
The future Dr. Shaun, back to his roots painting.
Wow! Team work in action this past weekend at the office!  And what a team we had!  Thanks to Tannis for Friday's run.  Then Saturday was Cathy and a trailer, thank you.  Thanks to Jason for the use of his Trailer.  The movers that came on time, and were so enthusiastic! Thanks to Jason, David and Levi!  What a crew. In no time we had the old office emptied.  By 7 p.m. we were set up in the new space.  It is amazing how focused everyone was, completing this project in record time and it looks fabulous!  Support in this community has always been great. Thank goodness for Shaun, who also paints.  He was so busy painting, we hardly saw him.

Mandy was an excellent packer, she seemed to get carried away at times, packing everything in sight. Although we didn't need to move the toilet, we came close to removing it for fun!
Boxed up and ready.

Jamie at Elk Valley Networks was so helpful with computers.  There are always glitches and Jamie just glides through the glitches.  Expert help, so accommodating and encouraging.  The front desk is command central and after packing all those cables and cords, we were glad we didn't have to reassemble them.
Drop by to see the new temporary space at 1161 7th Ave.  Or Call for your next adjustment. Stay tuned for more on the moving weekend, we have more photos and treats!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Begging for Boxes!

It seems boxes are a rarity in town.  But thank goodness we have a lot of generous people working at various stores.  They see us coming and they have boxes ready.  We seem to fill them faster than we get them.
Thanks to one of our clients, who is saving boxes for her move, we will get them back to you after we are done.  A big thank you to Cincott Market for their contribution and the ever supportative Overwaitea.  Also, The Government Liquor Store, those smaller boxes are so handy.
The box is a wonderful invention.  A tip for all of you out there, cut handles into the box, easier to carry that way, cut the handle before you fill it.
Make sure you check out our temporary space at 1161 7th Ave., formerly Fernie Sports, right beside Red Tree Lodge and Mountain View Dental.  All contact numbers remain the same.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Welcome to Mandy, our newest Team Member!

First I’d like to say how excited I am to be a part of the team at Elk Valley Family Chiropractic!
Welcome Mandy!

I’m new to chiropractic, but health and wellness has been something I’ve been aspiring to for myself and others.

After high school, I did my Physical Education Degree at University of Alberta. As a grad present to myself, I took off for a year of travelling. It was the best decision I made as far as self discovery goes. I was able to see and experience so many new things as well as get perspective and direction for my next steps in life.

When I got home, I saved up some cash and moved to Calgary. There I took my Registered Massage Therapy certification at Mount Royal University. Previous ski trips to Fernie led me to apply for massage work here after graduating. I got work at Island Lake Lodge and Lizard Creek and arrived in time for the 2010 ski season. I quickly adapted to my new Fernie lifestyle of working hard and playing hard.

A few weeks ago, I came in for my first adjustment. I felt an instant connection between massage and chiropractic and how they both provide important health and wellness benefits. I was fortunate enough to come in at a time when Dr. Mike was looking for a new member to join the team. To my surprise, Dr. Mike thought I would be a good fit for this position. From the positive experience I had in the office, I was happy to accept the position.

I wish Shaun all the best as he goes off to chiropractic college. And thanks for all the help with my training!

Mandy training very hard.
I look forward to working with Dr. Mike and Karen. I believe my education and work experience will be an asset in the office.  I feel that the opportunity to work in the office will give me a greater perspective of holistic wellness that I will apply to a fulfilling career.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Moving Day is fast approaching!

We are moving to our Temporary location on July 22.  We will be up and running in the temporary location July 25th.  Our regular hours will remain the same. Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesdays 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. You will still be able to reach us at 250-423-3003. 
The carpenters are in the temporary location now, sprucing it up for us.  Then the contractor will begin here August 1st.  We are looking forward to improving our office to serve you more efficiently.   Stay tuned for more updates as the chaos continues!
As added fun we are training Shaun's replacement Mandy.  She is doing great and we will have more details about Mandy for the next post.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Experience our Vision!

Every 90 days we meet as a team and review our goals from the last 90 days.  We celebrate all the work we have accomplished and re-commit to the goals that yet, need to be done.  Then, we add ideas and projects for the next 90 days.  It is a very involved process that helps keep us focused and able to concentrate on a variety of concepts. 
Hosmer & the Elk River.
Usually, after we have mapped out our next 90 days we honour our team efforts with some fun.  Last fall was golfing.  (Which is its own kind of "fun".) This time it was horseback riding with Alpine Enthusastis.   Lindsay was a wonderful guide, treating us to astounding scenery, stories and tales.   We realise how fit you have to be to ride horse.  Some of our clients are living proof of that.  Surprisingly, we survived the ride without any mishaps.  Other than Shaun's horse loosing its halter.  We were only a little seat sensative later, but not too bad.  I'll bet that means we maintained good posture and alignment while encouraging a horse to be gentle with us.  Apparenlty, horse sense these things....This also marked our last Vision process with Shaun, who will be leaving for Chiropractic school in August.  We miss him already.

Shaun, Karen, Dr. Mike
If you are interested in a trail ride or even kids camp or lessons check out Alpine's website.  Or call them at 250-423-0564.  There is so much to do in our wonderful valley!

Dr. Mike on Buckshot!

Shaun & Dr. Mike

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bare Foot Running the next Power Hour!

Learning the Skill of Barefoot Running from Terra Plana on Vimeo.

Dr. Mike Rumpel, explores the benefits of going barefoot.  It's good for us in many ways. 
Come to our next Power Hour at the College of the Rockies, Fernie Campus.  July 11, 2011 7 p.m. to learn so much more.  Register at our office 250-423-3003 or at the College 250-423-4691
Check out all the College courses at

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Chiropractors with Compassion Projects

Dr. Mike had a chance to visit many of the projects that Chiropractors With Compassion has completed in Kenya.  Due to political unrest, their visit to Uganda was cancelled. Below is a list of the projects that CWC has completed in these areas (the project #, name of project, the country, cost of project and date the project was completed).

Name of Project
Amount spent
Water for the Children of Uganda
Student Teacher's Environmental Program
Mathare St. Children Rescue Centre
Widows and Orphans Housing
Secondary Education in the Mathare Slums
Secondary Education in the Mathare Slums
Rehabilittion of Homes in Uganda
Child Sponsorship Project (300 children)
Around the world

Dr. Mike Adjusting in one of the schools built by CWC in the Mathare Slum
 These efforts are thanks to you, our clients.  For every new client that comes to our office, we donate $20 to Chiropractors With Compassion.  We believe in helping people transform their lives to unleash optimum potential!  If you can think of anyone who has not benefited from Chiropractic care, refer them to us.  We will help them and in turn, help people around the world.

Marthare Slum on the way to the "oasis" of the school.

You can always check out for more information on their great projects.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Africa Adventures

Dr. Mike has returned safely from Kenya.  He had an amazing trip, has learned a lot and has so much to share with all of us.  He will be doing a presentation soon, as soon as we can get all the footage assembled and set a date.  Stay tuned for more information. 

Check out Chiropractors with Compassion's facebook website for more videos or check out their website copy and paste the following link in your browser...!/pages/CHIROPRACTORS-with-COMPASSION/341335969477

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

News from Uganda! Changes and re-routing!

News from Uganda!

Yesterday our president was sworn in amid protests following the arrival of one of the leading opposition leaders back into the country. There was a lot of tension in the city. There was even an incident where a motorcyclist was shot dead by security agents when he obstructed the Nigerian presidential convoy.
However, today the situation was calm and we thank God that the current state of affairs appears to be normal at the moment. The opposition leadership says they will still continue with the walk to work protests on Mondays and Thursdays so we cannot ably predict how the situation will go on in the month of May 2011.

We are closely monitoring this rather unpredictable situation and are saddened by the decision to cancel the trip. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you, the international tours team and all our guests.

The Chiropractors with Compassion Team will be changing their plans to avoid any unrest and risk.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Africa Awaits!

Dr. Mike Rumpel leaves for Africa in one week. 
One of the many places they will be visiting is Mathare Valley.  According to one United Nations study, 60% of the population of Nairobi lives in slums which occupy about 5% of the land. The largest of these slums in Kibera, with an estimated 1.5 million residents. The oldest and worst of the slums in Nairobi are part of a collection of slums called Mathare with a population of approximately 700,000.
In Mathare, people live in small one room shanties made of old tin and mud, often occupied by 8-12 people. They sleep on pieces of cardboard on the dirt floors of the shanties. There are public toilets shared by up to 100 people and residents have to pay to use them. Those who cannot afford to pay use the alleys and ditches between the shanties. “Flying toilets” are plastic bags used by the residents and thrown to the wind or into the Nairobi River, which is the source of the residents water supply.
There are almost as many people in the three square miles that make up the Mathare Valley as in the cities of Denver, Seattle, or Boston. HIV rates are high. Children and teenagers are often left to care for their younger siblings. 

This is just one of the many incredible things Dr. Mike will witness to grow and learn.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Future Dr. Shaun Maher, DC

How and Why I Chose Chiropractic
 This is Shaun's account of the whole process of becoming a Chiropractic Student and a future Doctor of Chiropractic.I’ve recently realized why I didn’t apply for chiropractic school sooner.  It’s because, even though I thought I knew, I actually had no idea what chiropractic was about.  And this is the case for most people.  
After finishing my BSc in kinesiology I was sure I wanted to do something that involved helping people.  I just didn’t know what.  I liked kines because it was broad and would prepare me for any job or further education I believed I was interested in.  After graduating I just wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted but knew I would enjoy living in the mountains and skiing.  I was right about that.  However five years later, having not applied anything I learned in a constructive way,  I was unfulfilled.  Life was not turning out as I thought it would.  It was time to make a change.

In researching career and education opportunities chiropractic was always a top consideration.
The concern I had was the limited scope I thought chiropractic had helping only people with sore necks and sore backs.  Even so, I really wanted a change and the appeal was strong enough that I would begin the application process.

I applied initially in 2009 in all honesty very ignorant to chiropractic.  It was somewhat of a surprise when I was granted an interview.  However due to my lack of experience and knowledge about chiropractic I was not accepted.

Throughout the application process in 2009, I learned a great deal about chiropractic.  Even more so, since June, 2010, when I began working at Elk Valley Family Chiropractic with three remarkable people:  Dr Mike Rumpel, DC; Karen, CA; and Nicole, CA.  It was awesome how much they enjoyed their work and how positive the atmosphere was in the office.  On a daily basis I experienced the potential chiropractic has to improve lives.  It a has confirmed my desire to become a chiropractor and my commitment to chiropractic.

I began to understand that chiropractic was not about fixing sore backs and necks.  The chiropractic adjustment is about removing nerve interference allowing the body’s innate intelligence to work at its full potential.  Adjusting subluxations will positively impact all aspects of your health.  Chiropractic is an important component of a healthy lifestyle.

The interview itself is painless to get through if you are prepared.  I admit I was more anxious the second time around only because I had placed higher expectations on myself (and of course felt that more people also had expectations of me).  This being said I was also more confident because I was more prepared.  

The interview for BC applicants was in Vancouver.  This was a great opportunity for me to visit my brother, who is a Chartered Account there and ski Whistler for my first time.  This may have helped me to go into the interview nice and relaxed and positive.  I would recommend this approach to any interview or important meeting.
At the end of the day, I want to feel that I helped people and that I made a difference.  Serving my community as a Chiropractor and delivering the chiropractic message will undoubtedly help me do this.  I have personally observed how chiropractic can transform people’s lives; helping them be pain-free, healthy and live wellness lifestyles.  Chiropractic has encouraged me to live to my optimum potential.     

As you can see, Shaun will make a great Chiropractor, helping more people to live a better life!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Know your cleaners.

Check out Dr. Mercola explaining household cleaners.  What is needed and what is not.  Be aware of what ingredients are disguised....

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Think Globally, Eat Locally
Have Fun and Save the Planet
Now it is more important than ever to eat locally and shop your local farmer's market and small grocery store.

We all know that our planet needs our help right now, but we often feel unsure about what to do, where to make an effort, and what will really help. The good news is that we can heal the planet on a daily basis simply by buying and eating food that is grown locally. Food that has been transported long distances doesn't contain much life force by the time it gets to your kitchen. Making a commitment to shop, buy, and eat locally is not only a very important part of creating positive change, it can also be delicious fun.

One of the best places to begin the adventure of eating locally is a farmer's market. Stalls brim with fresh fruits and vegetables grown on nearby farms. Not only is this good for the environment, it's good for the farmers since they benefit from selling directly to the consumer. The consumer benefits, too, from the intimate experience of buying food from the hand of the person who grew it. In addition, the food is fresher and more diverse. In supermarkets, particular varieties of fruits and vegetables are favored due to their ability to survive transport to a far destination. Alternately, at a farmer's market, you will find versions of the fruits and vegetables you know that will surprise and delight your senses—green striped heirloom tomatoes, purple cauliflower, white carrots, and edible flowers, just to name a few.

Make an effort to buy as much of your food as possible directly from local farmers. You will become one of a growing number of people eating delicious food to save the planet and having fun doing it. 

Enjoy the weekly farmer's market at Rotary Park and Baynes Lake.  Support local farmers and eat healthier.  Check out Cincott's new Organic market location.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Africa Bound!

Chiropractors with Compassion (CWC) is a movement dedicated to transforming the lives of children around the world. Chiropractors from around North America have joined hands together with Compassion to fund holistic child centered projects around the globe.
Dr. Mike is participating in the next visit to Kenya and Uganda, Africa.  Stay tuned as we follow him on his exciting dream to help those less fortunate.
Each CWC project is focused on transforming children from the inside-out by serving their spiritual, educational, economic, social and physical needs.
By focusing on developing the child, we help break the cycle of poverty.
We believe that these children have the potential not only to survive, but to thrive; to become leaders in their community who will in turn bring change to the world around them.
Every project is funded by CWC doctors, who have each committed to donate $20 from every new patient exam.
CWC is bringing help and hope to impoverished children and is allowing the hearts of individual chiropractors to grow as they serve and give to those in need.
Chiropractors of all practice philosophies and styles are coming together to serve children in a tangible way.
Healing hands have joined together to transform the world one child at a time and we’re just getting started…
Chiropractors with Compassion is a partner with Warrior Coaching and Compassion Canada.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Get Outside!

Getting out into nature is good for your health. I don't have any gold standard, double-blind, randomised control studies to prove it, but I innately know it to be true - and there are very sound reasons as to why.

Island Lake Road, Fernie, BC

Firstly, spending time in nature incorporates exercise. In almost every instance, getting out into nature involves walking, running, climbing or paddling your way around, and I don't think I need to spend too much time here explaining to you just how good that is.

Secondly, it involves fresh air. You only need to go for a stroll around the inner city for 10 minutes to realise that the quality of the air we breathe isn't what it used to be. The more we can get out into nature, get some fresh air into our lungs and reduce the chemical (pollution) load on our lungs, the better we will be.

Thirdly. it involves de-stressing. There is just something about nature that is great for reducing stress. The exercise plays a significant role, as does the fresh air and the quiet thinking time. Whatever it is, though, there is no doubt that getting into nature will leave you feeling less stressed, and given the links between stress and chronic disease, this will have an impact on your health.

Fourthly, it involves getting in touch with nature. This is one of those intangible benefits, but there is no doubt that getting into nature and seeing the beautiful balance of a natural, undisturbed ecosystem at work gives us pause to think about our own bodies and what kind of ecosystem we are maintaining. We understand that a forest needs nutrients (minerals, sunlight, water) and we understand that it needs no toxicity (pollution, woodchoppers, chemical sprays), and so it causes us to think (consciously or subconsciously) about the kinds of nutrients and toxicities we are creating around our own body.

So spend some time out in nature - you will feel and function better for it. By Dr. Brett Hill, DC.

De stress!  Enjoy the wonderful surroundings of our Elk Valley environment.   It is REALLY good for you!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pandemic of Impatience!

If impatience were a germ we would describe it as a pandemic in our modern society. Our fast-paced world has changed so much that we expect everything to change at Broadband speed. We have become so used to fast food, fast Internet, fast cars and busy schedules that we don't even blink when we are told we can have a quick fix for our health. After all, we have a lot to do and we don't have time to muck around!
But really, does it make sense? We are a natural ecosystem, and like any other natural ecosystem, our bodies take time to heal. You wouldn't chop a chunk out of a tree and expect it to recover tomorrow. You wouldn't fertilise a plant that has had no nutrients and expect it to have made a full recovery that afternoon. So why do you think your body is any different?

It takes time for your body to heal. If we are looking at a injured muscle, the first thing you need to do is remove the reason it got that way. How is it going to heal properly if it keeps getting reinjured by the same misalignment, restriction, subluxation or stressor that caused it in the first place? Then your body needs to go through an inflammation phase, then lay down the new healthy tissues, then rearrange and build up those tissues so that the muscle is strong and coordinated. No pill or surgery can do this kind of healing, only your body can.

So be patient with your body. When you start a new health regime, be it a new diet, exercise, positive thinking or even chiropractic care, don't expect miracles over night. Quick fixes don't contribute to real, long-lasting health and in fact often can make matters worse. Give your body time and you will amazed at the wonders it can do.

By Dr. Brett Hill, DC

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Subluxation Free

Reducing nerve interference.  Eliminating subluxations,  increasing energy flow.  We can optimize your health potential!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Your Time!

Time is you most precious commodity and it is non renewable
"Time is free, but it is priceless.  You can't own it, but you can use it.  You can't keep it, but you can spend it.  Once you've lost it, you can never get it back."  Harvey MacKay.

Value your time.

How to Boil a Frog!

How to Boil a Frog is a comedic documentary about Overshoot: too many people using up too little planet much too fast. Yes, we’ve taken the kind of material that makes people jump off bridges, put it in a blender, and churned out a Smoothie o’ Fun that gives you the Big Picture of what the hell is going on with our so-called civilization, and tells you what you and I can do about it that will not only actually make a difference (no light bulbs!) but also make our lives better right now!

Think Tank Cinema screens thought provoking movies and documentaries covering current social and environmental issues. Think Tank Cinema is back and better than ever EVERY third Monday from October thru April, 7pm @ the Arts Station. Healthy, fair trade snacks and beverages as well as organic popcorn are available. This is the 5th season of this by donation film series.

February 21, 2011 7pm at the Arts Station.