Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Christmas with Chiropractors with Compassion

Yes, the Christmas season is just around the corner!  I love the holiday season because to me it represents promise, love, giving and family.  Generally speaking it’s also the time of year we see people reach out to the needy and less fortunate.  For the last few years we have done the same by offering the Christmas Gift of Health.  This outreach has always been very important because we feel blessed to be given the ability and opportunity to help people with their health and change their lives for the better.  However, to be completely honest, there is so much more work to be done.  Many people in our community are lost, sick and suffering when it comes to their health and happiness and many are losing hope and vision for their future. 

Our office has been a proud partner with Chiropractors with Compassion (CWC) for over 6 years.  CWC funds holistic child-centered projects in third world nations, focusing on developing the child to empower them to escape impoverishment.  As some of you know, I travelled on a CWC mission trip to Kenya in 2011.  In Africa, I personally got to experience horrifying poverty on a level that is indescribable; this was balanced by the hope and joy of seeing the schools and water treatment facilities that CWC is building that are allowing kids to escape the cycle of poverty.  By helping one person at a time locally, each CWC partner is also changing and saving lives globally.  CWC partners commit to donating $20 for every new patient that comes into their office.  Amazingly within 7 years, CWC has funded over $2.3 million in projects in Africa, Central America and more prominently now in the Dominican Republic.

So, I am asking for your help.

I’d like to see this become the biggest and best Christmas outreach ever! Not only to help lots of people in our community heal and regain better health, but also to make a big contribution to CWC projects that change and save lives of children in third world countries!  We simply wish to have lots of people give and receive the free gift!

 How the Christmas Gift of Health works

Starting in late November we will distribute Gift Lists to all of our clients. The Gift of Health you are giving is free for you to give, and it’s worth up to $325 of FREE CHIROPRACTIC CARE
including an initial visit, spinal examination, x-rays and 6 complimentary adjustments.  Simply write the names and phone numbers of the people you would like to offer the Gift to and we will mail them a Christmas card explaining the gift you are giving them.  We will follow up with them without any pressure or obligation to see if they would like to redeem the gift.  This is an amazing opportunity to let people know you care and give them a chance to see how chiropractic can help them.
– it’s a Win-Win-Win situation; you get to give a gift at no charge, more people get checked, and more kids escape poverty!!!


We are personally asking each and every one of you to consider sending 3 Gifts of Health to a family member, friend, co-worker or acquaintance that you genuinely believe needs help or who would greatly benefit by receiving chiropractic care.  Please consider those who you know who are especially sick and suffering, who have lost hope; we would love to help them restore true health from the inside-out, the way they were designed.



Thank you and we wish you many blessings and good health this holiday season. 

Dr. Mike, Karen & Sheryl

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Free the Girls!


Bras for a Cause!

Give your used and unwanted bras a chance at a second life! Almost every woman has a graveyard of bras lurking at the back of her underwear drawer: no longer used, no longer fitting, out of style, taking up space.

The problem…

More than 27 million people today are victims of modern slavery, 80% of them women and girls. They are often kidnapped or sold into it under desperate circumstances primarily for commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor. The average age of these trafficking victims is 12. You can help us do something about it today!

When you donate a bra, you give a former slave a job. It’s that simple.

We are collecting gently used bras and donating them to Free the Girls, who work alongside safe houses around the world, that rescue women from sex trafficking and provide rehabilitation services.

Your donation helps survivors of human trafficking make a living selling used clothing while they recover and build their new life.

So gather up those gently used bras and drop them in our special hamper between now and November 5th.

Thank you for partnering with us and taking action against human trafficking

Thursday, August 29, 2013


 Alberto Villoldo

Every religion teaches the importance of forgiveness, whether in the form of turning the other cheek in Christianity or the Buddhist practice of sending loving-kindness to all beings. Yet it is very difficult to simply decide to forgive someone who has wronged you, and make the emot...ions of anger or the feeling of betrayal simply go away. It is equally difficult to forgive yourself and make the sense of shame or disappointment dissolve and no longer afflict you.

Sometimes we hold on so firmly to our resentments that we carry them with us to our deathbed. When we forgive ourselves and others, we can reprogram the toxic neural networks of our limbic brain. In order to truly forgive ourselves and others, we must upgrade the programming that is the source of our limiting beliefs. But we discover that there’s a neurological catch-22: it is very difficult to create new neural networks until we practice forgiveness.

The following exercise was especially helpful to shamans after the Spanish Conquest of the Americas in the 15th-16th centuries. With it, they were able to forgive the Conquistadors who wreaked havoc on their traditions and enslaved their people. In some parts of the Andes, this practice is known as “Burying the Sword of the Conquest.” It works by re-imprinting the image of a loved one over the image of someone who has wronged you. This can help you override the programming of your prehistoric brain. It is not an easy practice, because the mind will resist holding the image of a loved one together with that of an enemy.

An Exercise in Radical Forgiveness

This practice works best when you are relaxed.
Sit down comfortably and take a few deep, relaxing breaths. Call to your mind the image of a loved one, and feel the feelings of caring and affection. Hold this image for a count of three breaths. Now call to your mind the image of someone you feel has wronged you—a former lover or business partner, or someone who abused you physically or emotionally. For one long breath, feel the anger or resentment you have toward this person swelling up inside you. Now, for five long breaths, superimpose the image of your loved one over this person, and imagine how they blend and merge until only the image of your loved one remains, and only the feelings of love and caring endure.

This exercise must be repeated frequently for it to clear the toxic emotions and erase the neural networks in the limbic brain. You will notice that the intensity of your feelings of anger or resentment will gradually diminish, until one day you discover that they are extinguished. Then you will be able to draw the lesson that you still have to learn from that relationship and not have to waste time and energy on toxic emotions. Once we learn the lessons that our enemies have to teach us, we don’t need to continue learning that way any longer.

Info Alberto is a writer, teacher and psychologist

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Wallet

What with all those loyalty cards, wallets can be very thick.  Find a new place for your wallet.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Stress for Women

Follow Sara as she explains how you can reduce your stress with simple steps.  Start slow and you will feel the difference. 

Plus some simple yoga poses with breath work to give you that boost for the day ahead.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Jaw - Neck Exercises

Jaw - Neck Exercises and Stretches. by Kit Laughlin

Alleviate headaches, release neck tension.  This is the way to do it.  Slowly, gently and carefully. 
Your bite can be improved using this sequence, as can TMJ problems; the TMJ is the body's last opportunity to resolve forces acting on the spine.

Neck tension plaques the majority of people who spend their time behind a computer (like your presenter and editor!); however, much discomfort in the neck--jaw area responds very quickly to some simple stretching exercises.

Good to know!  Kit has wonderful videos for all sorts of stretching, check them out on his youtube channel.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wholy Tea Feature

Our Client Appreciation Week was great fun.  We enjoy surprising our clients with treats throughout the day.  Celebrating their commitment to health.  We had a jug of Wholy Tea mixed up to taste, who knew a detox could taste good?  Read more about what this tea can do for you.  We keep this on hand all the time.  Pick up your box next adjustment.

Wholy Tea – For Fast Weight Loss and Cleansing

Are you feeling bloated, constipated and just run down? Did you know that 1 – 5 lbs of your current weight could be toxic fecal matter stuck to the intestinal wall and colon causing numerous health conditions? Did you know that your liver is responsible for eliminating excess cholesterol and fat from your blood? It will only do this when it is not toxic.
Good News! We have the solution and it is called Wholy Tea. All you have to do to clean your colon and liver is drink two cups of Holy Tea per day for a month. Some people even say it works in as fast as a week. This will help you to reduce the size of your abdomen or belly.
The objective is to regulate your bowel movements to two or three each day in order to keep the waste flowing and not sitting in your digestive system, which may cause numerous health conditions including bloating and constipation. You may adjust the amount of Holy Tea you consume daily to suit your body’s needs. You also need to drink 8 cups (64oz.) of clean water daily, which is recommended for everyone everyday, whether you have any of the above mentioned conditions or not!
People are dying with conditions that can be eradicated simply by cleaning the colon. The American Medical Association journal stated there are over 15,000,000 IBS cases (which they say, they have no answer for.) Probably every North American has issues with the sewer system of our most important organ, the colon. Dr. Miller has been working on this product, perfecting it for consumption for over 20 years.
Did you know that over 5 pounds of your current weight could be undigested toxic fecal matter plaquing your colon? It’s time for a cleanse!
The colon is the end portion of the human digestive tract. It is about 5 feet long and 2 ½ inches in diameter. Its major functions are to eliminate waste and to conserve water. Waste, (accumulated garbage) impacted feces, dead cells, mucous, parasites, worms, flukes, etc. pose an eventual problem/problems to health. The material is very toxic, and one can experience part of the toxicity in the form of acid reflux. This is simply waste that needs to go out the other end, but it is prevented/blocked. These poisons enter and circulate in the blood stream, making us feel, ill, tired and weak. Secondly, when the colon is blocked, the body cannot properly use nutrients properly.

This huge problem is prevalent in all ‘civilized’ societies. Common signs include: headaches, backaches, constipation, fatigue, bad breath, body odor, irritability, confusion, skin problems, gas, bloating, diarrhea, sciatic pain, and many other problems which are simply parasites feeding on bacteria. Remove the bacteria; you will remove the food chain. Colon toxicity is very common, but certainly not limited to the colon. The toxin is found in fat tissue, joints, arteries, muscles, liver, and all other organs. Wholy Tea effectively eliminates large quantities of toxic waste, affecting the condition of the entire body. While the lungs, skin, and kidneys also serve to eliminate toxins, if the health of the colon is optimum, the whole body can work together as the well-tuned, balanced work of art, the way it was supposed to be.
There is no other product that is as easy and pleasant to consume as Wholy Tea. It is absolutely essential that we take care of our colon or suffer the consequences. You take a shower, you brush your teeth, do you drink Wholy Tea? It is far more important to keep your colon and body clean than it is to brush your teeth and take a shower, but you do not forget to brush your teeth and take a shower do you? Then it is time to start cleaning your insides just like you clean your outsides.
The human body is able to naturally expel unwanted material on its own, but due to industrialized living the body is exposed to chemicals and toxins that it is unable to flush. The body’s inability to properly rid itself of these toxic elements causes an unhealthy build up within the digestive organs in its system.
One of the most renowned nutrition experts in the world, Dr. Bernard Jensen, D.C., Ph.D., author of many popular health books, states:
In the 50 years I’ve spent helping people to overcome illness, disability and disease, it has become crystal clear that poor bowel management lies at the root of most people’s health problems. In treating over 300,000 patients, it is the bowel that invariably has to be cared for first before any effective healing can take place.
Holy Tea is a unique blend of all natural ingredients used with great results for over 20 years.

Benefits to the Liver and Kidneys

The colon is susceptible to a continual build up of toxic material found in the foods that we eat. Many processed foods, such as pasteurized milk, processed flour and sugar, as well as foods packed with preservatives contain toxic elements that slowly build up in the intestine. This slow build up of toxins causes a hardened impacted film to form within the intestines decreasing the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, lowers metabolism rates and causes unhealthy weight gain. When the body cannot absorb the positive elements of food properly energy levels are lowered and the risk of serious illness is dramatically increased. Holy Tea targets the toxic build up in the intestine, breaking it up and flushing it from the colon. Once this detoxification process is started, and continued, you will have more energy, an increased feeling of over all wellness and a lower risk of potential illness.
The largest internal organ in your body, the liver, is responsible for neutralizing and removing harmful substances and toxins from the blood. Overloading the liver with harmful toxins can cause disastrous effects on your health. A sluggish liver can lead to serious fatigue, weight gain, water retention and cholesterol plaque build up. Wholy Tea will target the liver and can remove unwanted toxins and enable it to function properly. A healthy liver will increase energy, improve metabolism, and help you to burn excess fat.
Functions of the kidneys include the elimination of toxins, regulating blood pressure and helping with the urinary system. Kidney problems are becoming more common every year, mostly due to the consumption of overly processed foods. The kidneys filter our blood of toxins by producing urine. Just like the colon and liver, your kidney is vital to your every day health. If they do not function properly, your body becomes weak, leaving you vulnerable to disease. In order to maintain healthy kidneys, they should be flushed out on a regular basis. Wholy Tea is designed to rid the body of such chemicals.

Follow These Instructions Completely!

Two tea bags will make 4 litres (1 gallon). This will last one person one week. (One tea bag will make 2 litres)
1. Bring a gallon of water to a full rolling boil.
2. Turn off the stove drop two tea bags in your pot of water, cover, and let STEEP for at least four to eight hours. This brings the herbs to full potency.
3.Refrigerate ready to drink.
4. Drink two cups (2 x250ml) per day, more, when your body wants it. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY. It will tell you when to make the Tea stronger! It tastes great!. You can mix Wholy Tea with any other juice or tea, if you like.

Latest Wholy Tea Reviews

HOLY TEA! Wow, thanks for helping me trim down my lower abdomen. I did not know that I had so much extra waste in my intestines.
Dr. Josh xxxx
Las Vegas NV
I have tried many detox products sold through many of the different health food stores. I would use them for a week and then slip off of the routine. They had too many pills and directions to follow. The last one I tried because the store manager at GNC said it was his best selling detox product and the cost was reasonable, about a dollar a day. He said, “all you have to do is drink two cups of tea per day, that’s it” so I gave it a try and was very impressed with how it started working on the second day. It was easy to make, easy to drink and tasted good, another great thing was that I can mix it with other juices, or add lemon and it would not affect the way the product works. So I added it to a small amount of grape juice and drank two cups of grape juice per day for a month. My bloating went away, and I lost a few pounds and now I feel much better. I have recommended this product to a few of my friends and they were happy with the results as well.
Anna xxxx
Vancouver BC
I have had chronic digestion and constipation problems most of my life. Over the years I have tried so many products (both natural and pharmaceutical) as well as a number of therapies including colon hydrotherapy. Nothing has worked as well as Wholy Tea. It is gentle and consistently effective. Wholy Tea is a great product that I wouldn’t do without.
Thank you.
Winnipeg MB

Wholy Tea Ingredients

Ingredients are a special blend of: Persimmon leaves, malva leaves, holy thistle, marshmallow leaves, blessed thistle, green tea and white tea. It is the special enzymes that allow the gentle cleansing of the whole body with continued use. All the enzymes that used to give us colon health have been destroyed by processed foods and pasteurization of Dairy products. Now we can enjoy perfect colon health. Wholy Tea is a total body cleanse for health and wellness. It’s like cleaning a house, one room at a time. One overworked organ at a time.
Persimmon Leaves
Persimmon leaves are a good source of important dietary antioxidants, such as vitamin A & C and flavonoids. It has been widely used as a tea in oriental countries. In particular, several tannins and flavonoids isolated from persimmon leaf were recently found to have antihypertensive, anticarcinogenic and antimutagenic actions. It is highly possible, therefore, that persimmon leaves may be developed into potential sources of natural antioxidants and therapeutic drugs. Persimmon leaf is anti-allergic and anti-pruritic in composition; in other words, an allergy or itching preventive food. No need for antihistamines again. Furthermore, research has proven the therapeutic effect of persimmon leaf extract on those suffering from dermatitis. The preventive effect of persimmon leaf extract on the dermatitis was dose-dependent and a continuous intake of persimmon leaf extract significantly decreased its onset and development. There were no significant adverse reactions observed. As well, studies have shown that supplementation of persimmon leaf improves lipid profiles and suppresses body weight gain in animals that were fed high-fat diets. It is also used topically in some beauty products to help to clarify the skin and eliminate dull and dark areas.
Malva Leaves
The seed contains mucilage, polysaccharides and flavonoids. It is demulcent, (soothes and softens irritated tissues, especially the mucus membranes) diuretic, emollient, (softens the skin) galactogogue (increases milk flow in nursing mothers), and gentle stimulation of the bowels. The seeds are used in Tibetan medicine, where they are considered to have a sweet and astringent taste plus a healing potency. They are used in the treatment of renal disorders, the retention of fluids, frequent thirst and diarrhea. The weedy Malva Leaf has been used interchangeably for food, tea and medicine for thousands of years. The Aztec’s used Malva Leaves for Bronchitis, Tonsillitis, Gastroenteritis, Pleuresia (Inflammation of the membrane that covers the lungs), Leucorrea or White Discharge, Inflammation of the Cervix, Inflamed Hemorrhoids, Colitis, Rectiti, Intestinal Infections, Cutaneous Diseases and to Soften Tumors and Abscess.
Holy Thistle / Milk Thistle
Holy Thistle or Milk Thistle contains several phyto-nutrients with possible medical effects. Most current research focuses on one of them, silymarin, which may have specific protective effects on cells in the liver. In multiple human, animal, and laboratory studies, silymarin has shown differing degrees of effectiveness for protecting the liver from damage caused by alcohol, chemicals, drugs, diseases, and poisonous plants. It is used to treat both acute conditions (such as poisoning) and long-term diseases (such as hepatitis C). Silymarin and other chemicals in milk thistle are believed to protect liver cells in several different ways: Silymarin has antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are thought to prevent or lessen damage to body cells that is caused by a chemical process called oxidation. Anti-inflammatory effects of silymarin help keep liver cells from swelling in response to injury. Silymarin seems to encourage the liver to grow new cells, while discouraging the formation of inactive fibrous tissue. By changing the outside layer of liver cells, silymarin may also keep certain harmful chemicals from getting into liver cells. Milk (Holy) thistle may also cause the immune system to be more active. Silymarin and other chemicals from milk thistle have also been tested in laboratory studies involving various types of human cancer cells. In general, they seem to interrupt cancer cell division as well as shortening the time that cancer cells live. They may also stop or limit the formation of new blood vessels that supply tumors. Most research has centered on breast cancer and prostate cancer, but milk thistle is also being tested for treating other cancers such as leukemia. In some animal studies, certain types of breast cancer tumors actually increased in number and/or seriousness when milk thistle was given to female animals with existing breast tumors. However, the application of a second milk thistle chemical, silibinin, to the skin of laboratory animals has protected the animals against the development of skin cancer – either before or immediately after exposure to damaging radiation. Silibinin may even help to restore damaged skin somewhat by mending DNA that has been harmed by ultraviolet rays. In addition, some chemicals from milk thistle may increase the effectiveness of current anticancer drugs. Some of these anticancer effects are being studied in early-phase human trials, but none is confirmed, yet. Milk thistle and chemicals derived from it are being studied for a number of additional possible effects. For example, in a study of humans, milk thistle produced modest reductions in cholesterol levels. Results of separate laboratory studies show that milk thistle may help to protect the heart muscle from damage caused by certain drugs.
Blessed Thistle
Blessed Thistle has fuzzy leaves and stems with yellow flowers. It is a “bitter” that aids digestion and works on a congested liver. It increases breast milk and is an emotional ally to uplift spirits. Blessed Thistle [Glandular] is so named because of the ancient belief that it possessed supernatural qualities. It grows up to two feet tall and is found in meadows and along roadsides. From May to June the plant bears pale yellow flowers. Among natural-health enthusiasts the plant is commonly used to support the female reproductive system. Blessed Thistle has been known to aid the body with the following ailments:anorexia, expectorant,antibiotic, Fever,antimicrobial, gallbladder Disease,appetite Stimulant, Inflammation,astringent,Jaundice,Bleeding, Liver Disease, Blood Purification, Memory Enhancer,Boils, Menstrual Cramps,Breast Milk Stimulant, Salivary Stimulant,Cancer, Skin Ulcers,contraception, Sweating Stimulant,Diarrhea and Wound Healing. Blessed Thistle is known to have anti-microbial effects in viral infections. Historically, Blessed Thistle has been recommended as a treatment for stomach upset, indigestion and gas. The use of Blessed Thistle has been recorded as far back as the early sixteenth century for treating smallpox, fever, anorexia, dyspepsia, indigestion, constipation and flatulence. It is also popularly regarded as a galactagogue, as mentioned above.
Marshmallow Leaves
Traditionally used to soothe and support the intestines. Herbs high in mucilage, such as Marshmallow, are often helpful for symptomatic relief of coughs and irritated throats. Mallow has expectorant and demulcent properties, which accounts for this herb’s historical use as a remedy for the respiratory tract, particularly in cases of irritating coughs with bronchial congestion. Marshmallow root and – to a lesser extent – marshmallow leaf both contain significant percentages of mucilage, a natural gummy substance that does not dissolve in water. Like other mucilage-containing substances, marshmallow swells up and becomes slick when it is exposed to fluids. The resulting slippery material coats the linings of the mouth, throat, and stomach to relieve irritation and control coughing associated with respiratory or stomach conditions. For example, marshmallow has been used to treat sore throats and to alleviate heartburn. Marshmallow may also have mild anti-infective and immune-boosting properties. Topically, marshmallow is used to soothe and soften irritated skin. It also soothes irritation and inflammation caused by bronchitis, urinary tract infections, colitis and other problems.
Marshmallow root is also used to ease constipation.

Weight Loss Tips

  1. Exercise! Get up and move around, take the dog for a walk, be active for 20 minutes a day minimum.
  2. Drink Wholy Tea to detoxify and cleanse the toxic fecal matter plaqueing your colon.
  3. Have a high protein smoothie for breakfast every day. Have you tried Bodyflex AM?
  4. Have a large lunch with protein and complex carbs (vegetables).
  5. Eat a smaller dinner again with protein and vegetables.
  6. Do not eat before bed. Drink water if you get hungry. Snack on fruit and vegetables.