Archive for September, 2010
Happy Birthday, Chiropractic!! AND MANY MORE when chiropractors step up!!
Monday, September 20. 2010
Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational
Happy Birthday Chiropractic! September 18th marked the 115th birthday of chiropractic! D.D. Palmer and B.J. Palmer laid the foundation from which the chiropractic profession blossomed. Remember your roots, the principles, the philosophy, and most importantly the power of the chiropractic adjustment. Stand firm against the CCE changes so we have a 116th birthday to celebrate.
On chiropractic’s birthday I could not help but stop and think about chiropractic throughout the years. I felt like I owed it to the Palmer’s to sit down and reflect on all they created. I literally had tears in my eyes when I thought about where we came from, where we have been, and the beauty of what lies ahead. One hundred and fifteen years ago D.D. Palmer founded the profession that I love, on the principle of vitalism. Knowing that the human body was meant to function without nervous system interference, he studied the human body and developed the chiropractic adjustment which would allow the body to balance itself.
D.D. started the journey that continues today. As a profession we have been through a lot and that remains true today with the CCE’s latest proposals. There have been times where as a profession we are at our highs and much like most things in life there have been lows. It is imperative that we as chiropractors, chiropractic advocates, and chiropractic college students step up and continue the journey the Palmers began 115 years ago. While they may no longer walk this earth there love of chiropractic needs to live through us. We have been left big shoes to fill, but we are never given more than we can handle. It is time that we step up and claim what is ours and preserve the integrity of chiropractic.
We are CHIROPRACTORS NOT primary chiropractic physicians or doctors of chiropractic medicine. We correct SUBLUXATIONS. We are a profession founded on the CHIROPRACTIC PARADIGM OF NATURAL HEALTH, which does not use drugs or surgery. We are CHIROPRACTORS. These are your roots, know where you came from and stay true to your foundation.
Much like our forefathers many years ago fought for chiropractic, who went to jail for chiropractic, it is time that we step up. MAKE sure you submit your comments and revisions to the CCE by September 24th (and get a copy to Dr. Gerry Clum too, just “in case” they get lost in the shuffle). I will end by saying, “STEP UP! STEP UP! STEP UP!
If you need any help with obtaining any information regarding this email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Love. Laugh. Adjust.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational
Let’s talk flu vaccine. D.D. Palmer said, “Compulsory vaccination is an outrage and a gross interference with the liberty of the people in a land of freedom.” Any Questions?
Whenever I am driving I am constantly reminded to stay on task and to serve at a higher level as I pass business after business offering flu shots for free or for a discounted price. I am sickened at Big Pharma and the amount of money spent on advertising, especially when our nation is in the state that it is in economically. As if the signage papering the walls of buildings and plastered on every billboard and business isn’t enough there is the use of television. Big Pharma knows how many people will believe anything they hear and see when it’s via a t.v. or radio ad. They add the aspect of fear by saying, “If you love them…” or “The only true way to protect your child from the flu and/or the possibility of death…” or “Not getting the flu yourself you can infect your child…” or “Save the elderly in your life…”. This time of year it is everywhere I look, go, and all that I listen to via person and radio. And to add fuel to my fire they even offer what I refer to as a “DRIVE BY SHOOTING”, where you can drive through a hospital and get a vaccine without ever leaving your car. I am not sure how this became legal or whose brilliant idea this was but it is completely ignorant creating yet another venue to become poisoned and with no hassle.
My first of MANY questions regarding the flu vaccine is are there any guidelines for vaccines? Can anyone and everyone get one? What about the immune compromised, isn’t there a possibility that injecting a LIVE virus into their blood stream could decrease their immunity even more? What about really, really stressed out people wouldn’t this add EVEN more stress to their body? What testing and assessing is done to see if in fact the individual truly needs a vaccine? Or if that vaccine will make them worse and not just “protect them (yeah right)”? What are the parameters used? I don’t think there are any…that I have seen. They only say: no one under 6 months (whats the difference between 6 moths and 7 months? REALLY?), if you are already ill, if you are allergic to the flu vaccine, AND the kicker : People who developed People who developed Guillain-Barre Syndrome within 6 weeks of getting an influenza vaccine.within 6 weeks of getting an influenza vaccine. NOTE: how do you know if you are allergic without getting one? And seriously, Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a risk. You have got to be kidding me. One word, WOW!
Let’s put this in perspective…one is offered “drive thru chiropractic adjustement”. In this scenario, an individual is able to drive up to my office and honk. I come running out with a clipboard and ask them to sign to validate that I am NOT responsible for anything at all that may occur. Now note that I am not saying that bad happens with an adjustment but that I have not assessed their nervous system and have no clue of it’s level of function. Nor do I have any clue if they have fractures, fusions, or surgical changes that may require a specific adjustment type. Note that I have also not checked their spine and I am not aware of whether or not they have any subluxations and at what levels they have misalignment. I can only imagine how this would all go down…it would be all over the news. I would have the medical profession, the general public, and, HOPEFULLY, the chiropractic profession in an upheaval. The irony is that a WHOLE LOT LESS could go wrong IF ANYTHING with this scenario and you are all probably astounded…I can only imagine what society would think. This same scenario is also true of giving adjustments in a grocery store, drug store, mall, and other places… like they do flu vaccines. I’m surprised they don’t have them in arcades, movie theaters, or at parks. I better be careful not to give BIG PHARMA any ideas.
Bringing up the irony, only a percentage of society flinches at the flu vaccine…and YOU CAN DIE FROM IT!! Or become autistic or paralyzed. AND the kicker is you usually GET THE FLU! Why is it more rare to find someone who thinks this is RIDICULOUS…utterly and simply ridiculous??
If you are of my view point please heed my recommendations. I recommend you drink plenty of water, eat whole and live foods in balanced proportions, get adequate sleep, slow down, take your vitamins and fish oil, most importantly see your chiropractor regularly. Regular chiropractic care balances your nervous system and therefore strengthens your immune system. A strong immune system is essential to protect your body from bacteria and viruses. FYI, a weak immune system allows your body to be a petri dish for bacteria and virus making you susceptible to “BEING SICK”. FYI, getting a flu vaccine DECREASES your overall flu vaccine.
It is important that as chiropractors, chiropractic patients, and chiropractic advocates we educate like never before…we have no choice. There are more of “THEM” and they have more money…BUT, we have passion and passion is can create an unstoppable force. Donald Trump said, “Without passion, you don’t have energy; without energy, you have nothing. Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.” Think about it…how much passion can they have about shooting poison in people’s veins? They don’t. They have passion about the money they make…smiling as their pocket books swell. Step up, we have the knowledge…it is time to share. Come from a place of love and truth and you will be openly accepted by those who cross your path. There is no way an educated person would choose to get vaccinated.
Need more convincing? Watch this: Need I say more? Really would you shoot your child with this? Or drink it? Then WHY WOULD YOU PUT IT IN YOUR VEINS -DIRECTLY IN YOUR BLOOD STREAM?
Love. Laugh. Adjust.
You Need a Few More Labor Days
Monday, September 6, 2010
Taking a day for yourself is imperative to rest, relax, and rejuvenate. Serving at the highest level allows an individual to touch more lives and make a greater impact but it also sets them up for quicker burnout. That’s why days of rest are so important and necessary, a day just for you! When was the last day you set aside for you? Don’t remember? Whether you remember or not, get out your calendar and block a few out for the rest of the year.
Since it was Labor Day I thought I would remind myself and all my readers of why Labor Day was created. Labor Day is about more than just the long weekend; it’s about you. Really. The holiday was created in conjunction with the labor movement “to celebrate the social and economic achievements of American workers,” in the words of the Department of Labor. The truth is you need a few Labor Days a year.
Labor Days” are imperative to re-fuel. I know for me it is easy to get wrapped up in all the “Have To’s” that are required to get it all fit in to the 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks, and 12 months we see ourselves as limited to in a year and I know I am not alone. But, like I MUST remind myself, I am reminding you that YOU days (I call mine “Dr. Martha Days”) are VERY important. They are a necessity! Set day or more aside and “shut down” from your everyday responsibilities to re-fuel. While it may be hard to walk away once you do you will be glad you did and you will come back more focused and super charged! Ready to serve at a whole new level. ENJOY!
Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational