This is your OPPORTUNITY!

ImageIn the fall of 2003, as I was preparing to leave Michigan State for chiropractic school, after many years of education, philosophy, thinking, and planning, I started to develop a real life plan.  It was literally a game plan on not only how I wanted my life but a start and direction in which to head.  That direction was all centered on a couple of core beliefs.  One of which being, “treat every day as an opportunity to better myself and help make an impact on bettering my community’s health and well-being.”  Granted, my life plan changed A LOT over the years but the core belief has always stood strong. 

Every winter, my brain always gets fixated on opportunity, change, and growth. Life has had a funny but all so real way of reminding me to “live life to the fullest” and “don’t take anything for granted.” Recently, after burying a healthy and happy friend, who passed in a tragic accident at the age of 29, the cliché sayings still ring true to this day but opportunity often falls to the way-side. 

We get lazy.  It is not that we don’t care but we stop showing appreciation to the loved ones around us, we settle in to the “this is my life” mentality, or worse, we close off our worlds to new things, ideas and opportunities.  We whine and moan about the weather, politics, insurance, our jobs and the rest of our lives.  What good does it do?

Use this month to start pushing the winds of change in the direction of a new opportunity, a new or better defined direction in life.  Come up with a plan!  It is not written in stone, IT WILL CHANGE!  Be a ninja and ADAPT!  Spring is almost upon us so use the fall to grill some tasty eats and start the migration (between basketball games) of your ass off the couch and toward someplace that will keep you active through the lovely summer months instead of packing on those insulating holiday pounds.  Your body will thank you.  Take a few hours, sit down in a quiet place by yourself and do some thinking and planning.  Share it with the people or person that you share your life with.

 Most people wake up, start their morning ritual, go to work, come home, and then start their evening ritual, day-in and day-out, over and over again.  If that is how you want to live your life then good for you, enjoy the ride because it will be over faster than you think.  Be sure to have a little fun along the way if you can afford it between paychecks. 

What most people never realize is that opportunity is all around us all of the time.  Every day we have the opportunity to make better decisions about what we eat, drink, think, and do.  Often people fall into the “have-do-be” mindset, which means, once I HAVE what I want (usually money), then I can DO what I want (vacation, relax, etc.), and then I will BE the person that I’ve always wanted to be (successful).  The problem with that way of think is that it is backwards!

Instead, think “BE-DO-HAVE.”  Figure out who and what you want to BE, define your beliefs, goals and dreams.  Then you will DO the things that coincide with those beliefs.  Your actions will now align with your core principles.  Once you begin to live your life this way, you will HAVE the things or at least be on the path to get the things that you have already defined.  Your life is no longer a walking contradiction.  When an opportunity presents itself, weigh your options and TAKE IT or MOVE ON to the next opportunity.

 Life is short and time seemingly speeds up as we age.  It can be full of regret from opportunities missed or life can be a wonderful, fun, and amazing journey of learning about this crazy world as well as coming to a better understanding of our self and our place in this universe.

GO STATE!

Dr. Mik

Headaches….what!? You make your head hurt.

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Headaches are no joke.  Sometimes, it is lightning bolts through the eye balls that strike out of seemingly nowhere.  Other times, it is the throbbing pressure behind the eyes or the tension band that starts in the back of your neck and seizes your entire head.  Ever feel like there are dozens of tiny bastard people redecorating the inside of your skull with a hammer, drill, or other painful power tool?  You know it is bad when you are left in a dark room, void of any noise other than that of you rolling on the ground crying like you’re being tortured by a Justin Beiber song.  Headaches come in all shapes and sizes, and can affect anyone from little kids to the eldest of adults.

Why do we get them?  The medical world defines them according to the symptoms that people experience.  Cluster, tension, sinus, and migraines are some of the terms that doctors and TV commercials toss around but the medical world is not interested in the cause.   Blood work, MRI’s, CT scans, and most other testing methods are more often than not, inconclusive.  So without knowing what is causing the headaches, you get introduced to the wide world of over-the-counter drugs and when they don’t work, you get to try the real good stuff…prescription drugs.

The list of drugs thrown at headaches is HUGE!  Often, the side effects are worse than the headache! Everything from liver destroying Tylenol to mood stabilizing anti-psychotic drugs that send people on crazy shooting spree rages.(I will take the headache) None of these chemical cocktails even address the CAUSE of the headache to begin with!

So why do headaches afflict so many of us.  One possibility lies in our structure, more specifically, the structure that houses, holds, and protects the vertical communication system in our bodies known as the NERVOUS SYSTEM.   That structure is the spinal column.  When your head starts to migrate in front of your shoulders due to the repetitive stress of your life and gravity, the back of the neck is placed in a stretched position ALL DAY LONG.  You guessed right, this is not a good thing.  What happens next?  Your body starts to follow your head and your shoulders start to round and move forward which make your shoulder blades spread apart putting those muscles in a stretched position ALL DAY LONG.  If you didn’t know, muscles DO NOT LIKE being stretched or contracted all day.  They’re supposed to be in balance and relaxed once in a while.  The tension alone can start to cause headaches.  Some research has shown upwards of 80% of headaches is neck and back stress related.

Another possibility is fuel.  WHAT ARE YOU FEEDING YOURSELF!?  You cannot run a gas engine on diesel fuel, well at least, not for long.   Food sensitivities are HUGE!  Seriously, most of what people eat is crap.  Highly processed, refined, bleached, enriched, de-fortified, re-fortified “food-like” products are what the vast majority of the Standard American Diet (SAD Diet) is comprised of.  Addictive ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and known neurotoxins like MSG that damage your nerves are snuck into many of these products to make them taste good so that we buy them.  Artificial sugars, colors and flavors, synthetic vitamins in mass amount, even the preservatives used to prolong shelf life have known side effects such as HEADACHES.   If it has more than four or five ingredients or you can’t pronounce most of them, just walk away.  Watch what you eat!

By making sure that your structure is functioning properly so that your nervous system is operating optimally and giving your body the proper food, your chances of experiencing headaches are greatly reduced.  Not only will your symptoms most likely go away but you will actually have a more positive global impact on your body as a whole.

The final main cause of headaches is TOXIC OVERLOAD.  Toxins also come in many forms.  Environmental toxins in the air we breathe, water we drink, and the places we live and work all have impacts on our health.  Also, the toxic load of emotional stress that some endure during their lives can greatly affect how often or if you get headaches.  Our bodies are great at two things: 1. ADAPTING 2. HEALING.  When the toxic load of stress out-weighs our body’s ability to adapt, things break down and symptoms like headaches can be one of the end results.

It is simple, well far from it but we’ll call it simple.  Watch what you put into your body, be aware of the environmental stressors around you, have an interference-free nervous system and a solid, well-functioning structure to protect it.  Then, your chances of ever getting a headache are almost nil except for the occasional hangover which is your own fault.   Otherwise, try EXERCISING!  Exercise has been shown to increase blood flow, improve mobility and decrease headaches.  You can make it a headache-free winter and get your life moving in a healthier direction before Mother Nature has her way with us this winter.

Get up, get active!

Dr. Mik

Get the Junk Out!

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It’s fall!    While walking around downtown GR the other day, I wandered down by the river to check things out.  I was staring into the water and noticed something.  There is a LOT of garbage and junk floating down the river and being tumbled along bottom.  In other words, there is a bunch of crap in the water that shouldn’t be there.  Why is this important?

Like the river, we have thousands of miles of blood vessels that carry the blood in our bodies to and from the heart.  When that blood is clean, it has the proper chemical composition and is free of damaging debris.  Blood is supposed to flow unrestricted delivering oxygen and nutrients to EVERY cell in the body.  However, just like the river, things end up in the blood that shouldn’t be there or at least shouldn’t be there in mass quantity.  Cholesterol can start to oxidize, like a rusty pipe, and begin to clog your blood vessels, especially the ones supplying the heart, leaving you more susceptible heart attacks.  Heavy metals from our food and our environment can stay in the blood for long periods of time and have a compounding effect as we grow older, which has been linked to many diseases like Alzheimer’s, dementia, and Parkinson’s.  These diseases are put into motion long before they are diagnosed usually between ages 60-85.

Have you ever felt sluggish or out of sync? Have skin issues, aches and pains, or digestive problems? Straying from your healthier habits lately? Having trouble kicking off your weight loss? It might be time to detox your body!

Contrary to what modern medicine says, your body actually has the ability to heal itself without the need for Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, etc! (If it has the proper, organic nutrition and clear communication from the brain to the body and back again.)

Detoxification is about resting, cleaning and nourishing the body from the inside out. By removing and eliminating toxins, then feeding your body with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to maintain optimum health.

How does detoxification work?

Basically, detoxification means cleaning the blood. It does this mainly by removing impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymph and skin. However, when this system is compromised, impurities aren’t properly filtered and every cell in the body is adversely affected.

How can it help?

1) Resting the organs through fasting;
2) Help the liver to drive toxins from the body;
3) Promoting elimination through the intestines, kidneys and skin
4) Improving circulation; and
5) Rebooting the body with tons of healthy nutrients down to the cellular level.

How do you know if you should detox?

The average person should detox at least once per year.  Some people do it quarterly.  A short detox or cleanse is generally safe; in fact, scientific studies show that a detox is beneficial for health. However, for nursing mothers, children, and patients with chronic degenerative diseases, cancer or tuberculosis, I wouldn’t personally recommend it. Please consult your health care practitioner if you have questions about whether detoxing is right for you.

Unfortunately, toxins are everywhere around us, especially in the environments we live and work it.  I believe it is CRITICAL to detoxify your body, even if you think you are eating only the right things, exercising, and are generally healthy, bad things from our environment continue to build up over time. You could try detoxing for symptoms such as unexplained fatigue, sluggish elimination, irritated skin, allergies or low-grade infections; bags under the eyes; a distended stomach even if the rest of your body is thin; menstrual difficulties; or mental confusion (main reason why I detox).

Where to start?

First, lighten up your toxin load. Eliminate alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars and saturated fats, all of which act as toxins in the body and are obstacles to your healing process. Also, minimize use of chemical-based cleaners and personal health care products (cleansers, shampoos, deodorants and toothpastes, and make-up!), and substitute some natural alternatives.  Check out http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ for more info.

What about stress? Stress triggers your body to release stress hormones into your system. While these hormones can push your body to the “fight or flight” state that it needs to gear up for war or to get the heck out of dodge, in large amounts they create toxins and slow down detoxification enzymes in the liver. So it’s a good idea to detox stressful life situations along with detoxifying your body.  Yoga, deep breathing, meditation and exercise are simple and effective ways to relieve stress by resetting your physical and mental reactions to the inevitable stress life will bring.

Which detox program is best for you?

There are many detoxification programs and cleanses available depending on your individual needs. I usually recommend that people start with replacing breakfast for 2 weeks with a healthy, fresh, organic vegetable juice, made at home from all organic ingredients and a slow-juicer.  It is a great way to start your day with a flood of awesome nutrition that is quickly absorbed into your system.  Also, it is a great way to prepare your body for a 10 day juice fast.

Other popular detoxing programs and natural body cleanses include:

  • Cleansing supplement packages, which generally contain fiber, vitamins, herbs and minerals. There are several safe products on the market, with easy-to-follow instructions.
  • A routine water fasting (drinking only water one day each week)

9 Ways to Aid Detoxification

After a detox, you can continue to cleanse your body daily through diet, supplements and lifestyle practices.

1. Eat plenty of fiber, including organically-grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Beets, radishes, artichokes, cabbage, broccoli, spirulina, chlorella, and seaweed are excellent detoxifying foods.

2. Cleanse and protect the liver by taking herbs such as dandelion root, burdock and milk thistle, and drinking green tea.

3. Eat foods rich in vitamin C (kale, bell peppers, cherries, sun-dried tomatoes, broccoli, etc.), which helps the body produce glutathione, a liver compound that drives away toxins.

4. Drink at least half of your body weight in ounces of water every day.  (200lbs = 100 oz. water)

5. Breathe deeply from the diaphragm to allow oxygen to circulate more completely through your system.

6. Dissipate stress by focusing on the positive side of things.

7. Try sweating in a sauna so your body can eliminate wastes through perspiration.

8. Try detox foot baths and exfoliating your skin to remove toxins through your pores.

9. Most importantly…EXERCISE at least 30 min. per day but shoot for an hour of combined strength training and cardio exercise to reap the full benefits of dissipating stress (but don’t go kayaking down a flooding river).

Remember, detoxing can be tough.  Some people are incredibly toxic because of where they live, what they eat, the amount of stress in their lives, and their lack of willingness to exercise.  These people will likely have a difficult time due to the amount of unnecessary junk built up in their systems. So take things slow.  It will take some time but your body will remember what it is supposed to do when it has proper nutrition and a little time to heal.

Health & Happiness,

Dr. Mik

Rockford Chiropractor tackles the Mysterious Ear Infection

IMG_9482Why do ear infections occur?  Why do kids get these damn infections over and over again?  According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (medical doctors who work on sinuses, ears and throats) Otitis Media (ear infections) happen in 62% (some articles say it is closer to 80% of kids and accounts for 25 million office visits in the US alone with direct costs at nearly 3 BILLION dollars.  Add lost wages from parents missing work to take their kids to the appointment and those costs rise to 6 BILLION dollars!  THIS IS A BIG PROBLEM!

First comes the pain, then screaming, tugging on the ears, complaining, and of course lots of sleepless nights that parents have to endure.  Ear infections suck!  Parents who try to do the best that they can with the information that they have, run for the pediatrician.  The pediatrician checks the kid’s ears and sure enough, it’s an ear infection.  He or she says that the Eustachian tubes in your kid’s ears are horizontal when they’re born and are don’t allow for proper drainage of fluid in the ears.  Over time, those tubes angle down a little more and drain better. What’s the treatment? The first medical intervention is antibiotics.  The antibiotics kill the bacteria and the inflammation reduces and the kid gets better…or so it seems.  Suddenly, a couple weeks later, the ear infection is back.  Why?

To start, it has been estimated that 70% of ear infections are VIRAL not bacterial infections and the antibiotics have no effect on them whatsoever.  Viral infections resolve on their own after a couple of days.  Sadly, medical science has known this for the last 30 years according to medical research.  So why are they still treating ear infections this way?  It’s one of only two treatments options that a pediatrician has and more often than not, parents demand them.  When the antibiotics fail, they move onto putting tubes in the kids ears which will set you or your insurance company back (if you can afford insurance) somewhere between $2500 and $3500 dollars!  Often, the tubes fall out as the kid grows and they have to do another surgery to put them back in.  It is not uncommon for this to happen two to eight times.  Are you fricken kidding me?  That’s the best we have as far as options go?  Good news, there is another option.  But first, you have to understand how an ear infection occurs.

Take your right hand and with your thumb and all your fingers, make an “O” to represent the Eustachian tube inside an ear.  There is a muscle called the Tensor Villi Palitini (say it with an Italian accent and it sounds better) that holds that tube open or closed.  When it’s functioning well, fluids can move through the tube with ease and no blockages occur.  When that muscle is contracted or spasming (make a fist with your right hand), the tube closes and stays shut which doesn’t allow for fluid to drain like it is supposed to and just like a stagnant puddle in the summer-time, bugs and bacteria start to accumulate.

Why does the muscle go into spasm in the first place?  The nerves supplying that little muscle come out behind the top 4 bones in the neck.  When misalignment of even one of those bones happen whether it be through the trauma of a C-section, forceps delivery, natural delivery, or childhood falls and spills, the tension, twisting, or stretching of that nerve cause the muscle to spasm.  There is no antibiotic or tube that will take the pressure off of that nerve, only a simple, safe and effective chiropractic adjustment can do the job.  Yes kids can and do get adjusted every day in my office and guess what…they rarely get an ear infection.  It’s awesome!  No drugs, no surgeries, no pain and no missed work for mom or dad!

You could stick with what hasn’t been working for the last 30 years and keep doing what “everybody else does.”  Or, just maybe, you could try something different.  Something that won’t ruin your child’s gut by killing all of the necessary bacteria in it, thus lowering their immune system (70% of you immune system is in your gut), and rendering them MORE susceptible to MORE ear infections as well as other infections.  You could save yourself the $2500-$3500 surgeries and maybe take a family vacation with that saved money.  You could have a truly health child versus one that is just not sick.  It is your choice, but now you know there is another option that works over and over again without the drugs and side-effects.  Ear infections are a serious thing… Check out http://wyattleamonfoundation.org

(You can stop making a fist now)

Health & Happiness,

Dr. Mik

It’s Time…

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Right now, things are changing.  There is a new era approaching us here in west Michigan and around the United States and even over-seas.  What we currently call “health-care” is starting to point in a different direction.  Insurance premiums are rising and benefits are seemingly decreasing across the board.  Deductibles are hitting INSANE amounts from $1500-$25,000 per family.  The typical wait in an emergency room is nearing four hours.  Side-effect laden drugs are being over-prescribed to everyone, especially kids.  Despite our “best efforts” and advances in technology, we are the sickest and fattest country in the world!  So what are we doing wrong?

Traditionally, we get sick, we go to the doctor, and the doctor gives us some drugs and maybe a muscle relaxer or a pain killer to knock us out and sends us on our way.  How does that help?  What good did those pills do?

Last time I cut my finger, I cleaned it up and put a band-aide on it and left it alone.  Magically, my finger healed.  My body didn’t start healing my toe, it knew what to do.  It sent the proper cascade of chemicals from my brain through my body, down my arm, into my and hand healed my finger.  The band-aide kept the cut from getting dirt inside it but it did not do squat to actually heal my finger.  In other words, our bodies heal from the inside out and not the outside in.

We have some of the best doctors and surgeons in the U.S. right here in Grand Rapids.  Some of them save lives, others help to bring new life into the world and I’m thankful for that.  However, in a health-care system as broken as ours, even their hands are tied due to hospital budget cut-backs, falling insurance reimbursements, and a bad economy.

The bottom line is, WE CANNOT AFFORD TO GET SICK!  We don’t have the time to miss work, to be stuck in bed feeling like crap, unable to take care of ourselves or our families.  We cannot do it.  Being sick is time consuming and expensive.  The only way to not get sick is to actually start moving our health in the right direction.  If you do not want to be sick, the dumbest and most ineffective way to get healthy is by focusing on not getting sick versus focusing on truly taking steps to get healthy.  There is a difference.

The public’s views and beliefs have been skewed by the government, insurance companies, drug companies, and the media that is paid by all of them to report what the drug tell them to.  It is a completely false, misleading system that we’re stuck in.  We are constantly barraged by these messages over and over every day.  Have a sniffle?  Take a runny nose pill.  Have a headache?  Here’s a headache pill.  Trouble focusing?  Enjoy some Ritalin.  There is a pill, potion, or lotion for every ailment you can think of and even some for things that you didn’t even know you needed and that’s the whole point.

Our system is stuck in a reactive, drug-dependent state.  How can we possibly move forward if the majority of people are waiting to get sick?  It will never happen, we will never get there.

It is time to focus on getting healthy!  No more focus on losing weight, by starving yourselves with the latest low-calorie, gimmick, fad shake of the day that puts your body into starvation mode.  You will lose weight but that does not make you healthy in ANY WAY.  The weight will come back because weight is a lifestyle issue and the only answer is CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE.  Do not let these companies take advantage of you.

You are the one who needs to define your own “WHY.”  Why do you want to be healthier?  Is it because you want to lead a better example for your children?  Maybe, you want to do something that you have always wanted to do but your weight or health has not allowed you to do.  Whatever your “why” is has to be big enough to facilitate the change you are trying to make.  Otherwise, if your “why” is not big enough, then you will simply and quickly fall back into your old habits of being lazy, eating crap, and drugging yourself back to that wonderfully-numb state that you call your life.

I am here to tell you that you are not alone.  There are tons of people out there to help you on your journey to a healthier you.  You have to want to change and you have to take responsibility for your own health.  Contrary to popular belief, having good “health insurance” does not mean you “are covered,” it will not make you healthy or keep you healthy.

Imagine you are standing at the edge of a cliff.  One step or push forward and over the edge you go.  Your insurance will pay to fix your broken self and get you back onto the edge of that cliff where you started but that is not a very safe or healthy place to be.  That is what your insurance pays for.  It is your responsibility to take action to get the hell away from the edge of that cliff.

Happy St. Patty’s Day to my Irish brethren and remember that everybody is Irish on St. Patty’s Day!

Dr. Mik

Calling All Sheeple!

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The resolutionists are slowly beginning their migration away from the gyms and their new diets.  Flu season is reportedly in full swing and “worse than ever” this year, so as usual, the local and national news is telling us that there are shortages of the vaccine and you “had better get vaccinated NOW!”  This article is intended to open some of your sheeple minds and give the other side of the story in the hopes that you make an informed decision about whether to get yourself or your kids vaccinated.

In West Michigan and around the world, viewpoints on vaccines vary greatly.  The information reported on the news is completely for routine vaccination of pregnant and nursing women, children, elderly and everyone in between.  There are vaccines for everyone and seemingly most illnesses that we are bound to encounter throughout our lives.  So should we get vaccinated you ask?

This is a question that I often encounter in my practice and it is a difficult one to answer.  Personally, I haven’t been vaccinated for anything since I was a child and I have never gotten the flu shot in my adult life nor will I ever.  Back in the early 80’s when I was young; I was vaccinated for 10 “diseases.”  Now, our kiddos are facing a crazy vaccine schedule of over 30 different things!

Chew on this for a minute.  If I had a can of PBR and injected it with Thimerosal (Methyl Mercury), aluminum salts, formaldehyde and some chicken embryos, would you drink it?  Guess what, those are just a few of the ingredients listed by the CDC on their website www.cdc.gov that are contained in those awesome flu shots that we’re supposed to be getting.  You could not pay me to inject that crap in my body.  In fact, a few weeks ago I was doing some research and happened upon the information sheet inserted with the Flulaval vaccine for the flu virus this year.  It says in black and white:

“…there have been no controlled trials adequately demonstrating a decrease in influenza disease after vaccination with FLULAVAL.”

“Safety and effectiveness of FLULAVAL have not been established in pregnant women, nursing mothers, or children”

In other words, IT DOES NOT WORK AND IT IS NOT SAFE!!! Are you kidding me!?  Yet, we’re supposed to get vaccinated with this stuff? I’m not buying it.

I may have a slightly bias view being a natural holistic health-care practitioner who specializes in the nervous system and uses scientifically proven and safe methods for reaching and maintaining optimal nervous system function in the body.  Yet, I never learned that our amazing body’s NEEDED the help of a synthetically-made virus to be injected into us so that when we encounter the “real thing” our bodies will already have the right tools to kick the illness in the butt.  Nope, I never learned that people had a Tamiflu deficiency or that people were lacking mercury in their body either.

Believers of the vaccines miraculous and necessary abilities would condemn those who oppose their view.  Whether you believe they work or not is YOUR CHOICE.  I just hope that you have done your research and are not just following the herd and doing what you’re told.  There is misinformation everywhere but recently, more and more cases of damages caused by vaccines have been reported and are actually being rewarded large sums of money for the expected damages the rest of their lives.  In fact, there is a National Vaccine Injury Compensation Fund that pays out millions of dollars to victims of the damaging effects of vaccinations every year.  But, you will never see these stories on the news.  Considering most TV stations are highly funded by the drug companies who produce these vaccines, you will never see them reporting on vaccines in a bad way.  They would stand to lose millions of dollars in ad revenue every year and that’s just bad business.  Sadly, you have to follow the money trail and all roads lead to Big Pharma who stands to make billions of dollars every year on vaccines alone regardless of who they injure or kill.

Some people argue that by not vaccinating, we would be inviting diseases like polio, measles, and small pox back into the modern world.  I don’t think so.  Did you know that before vaccines were even introduced in the early 1950’s, most of the big killers (measles, small pox, and polio) were already on the decline?  Medicine and supportive care were improving and so were nutritional choices.  It wasn’t the vaccines that saved the world.  It was our nation’s health improving.  Our sanitary conditions improved and people learned to wash their hands.

The difference between a sick person and a not sick person is how well their immune system is functioning.  A healthy immune system will kick the snot out of anything that it comes into contact with.  A not-so-healthy immune system will ensure illness and sickness over and over again.  You may get swine flu, bird flu, pig flu, duck flu or any other kind of flu that the news is reporting will cause the next pandemic and kill all of the people of the world.

How do you get and keep a healthy immune system?  It takes work and time.  Let’s start with exercise, healthy eating habits, portion control, de-stressing, and a fully connected, optimally-communicating nervous system that is running the whole show.  That is as natural as it gets.

Unfortunately, most sheeple of the world, they do not think for themselves.  They treat their bodies like they can just replace them someday by being injected  with poisons, eating processed foods that have the nutritional equivalent of crap and living lazy, uninspired lives because that may be all that they choose to know.  Every day, more people are waking up to the real world that we live in and are beginning to understand and question the powers that be.   Don’t be a sheeple and open your eyes.  You are responsible for your health, not the government or your insurance company.

Health & Happiness,

Dr. Mik

Be Powerful in 2013

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It’s time reflect on 2012 and start 2013 off on the right foot. Over the last year, I’ve written various articles on health and healing and taking a more active role in your health. Part of the reason why I do what I do is to not only help heal your body but also to grow as a person. It is my job to help you do so. The following are some ideas on how to help make your life a more powerful one. These ideas may help you in your business and with your friends, and may also help you with the most important people in your life, your family and you!

Powerful people are those who rapidly put action to ideas. Try something that sounds like it might work and either succeed or fail quickly. If you fail go on to the next thing and it is okay to ask for help.

Power starts in the morning! Clarity of mind is one simple way to boost your productivity and effectiveness. Think about what you will do for the whole day and make a list, prioritizing the things of greatest importance.

Be Grateful! While you are making your list of to dos, also think about the things for which you are grateful. Make a list of these people or things. Somehow committing things to paper solidifies your gratitude.

The source of your power begins with your daily routine! This begins with what you eat, how well you sleep, and includes your daily workout. We all know breakfast is the most important meal, so give your-self enough time to eat well. Make sure you are getting adequate sleep so you are fresh for the whole day. Daily workouts are another great way to up your energy. People who are active stay active.

Help others get what they want! Zig Zigler once said that “You can get what you want as long as you help enough people get what they want.” Helping other people is a good idea anyway because it is the right thing to do. It just generally works out that both people benefit. Didn’t we learn this in Kindergarten?

Power is woven into the very fabric of what you believe! If you believe that you will be successful in you endeavors then you will. Unfortunately, vice versa. The shear power of belief in ones self is of much greater importance than the abilities or talents that may be necessary. If you are lacking, try positive affirmations in the A.M. and before you sleep.

Ask and you shall receive! Write down what is that you want in your life or for others and be sure to be specific. It is like making an order. If you like your salad with croutons and dressing on the side you must say so. Need I say more?

Realize that you have the power to make your life happen in 2013!

Health & Happiness,
Dr. Mik