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U.S. Life Expectancy Continues To Fall – Where Are We Going Wrong?

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According to a recent report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, American’s life expectancy is falling, not rising.

Not good.  Our life expectancy should be increasing, shouldn’t it?  After all, we spend more money than any other nation in the world on “health care”.  We have more hospitals, more doctors, more nurses, more drugs, and more surgeries than any other nation in the world; so how are we LOSING LIFE?  And why are we ranked 37th out of 39 developed nations by the World Health Organization in terms of healthiest nations?

Because we are also the most irresponsible, lazy, and marketed to nation in the world.  We are raised with the immediate gratification, “pop a pill”, victim mentality.  Victims of our genes, victims of germs, victims of bad luck.  How is that working for us?  How is the brainwashing by Big Pharma, Fast Food companies, and Big Government affecting us?  It’s killing us.  Not just in terms of health, but in every societal and economic sense.

Our society and economy are affected because we are continuously marketed to and exploited by Big Business and a government that doesn’t care about our health or our quality of life, only our money.  This money focus trickles down to the minds of the public and leads to a mentality of “more”; which leads to a loss of priorities and ultimately, a breakdown of the family unit. Instead of being home having a family dinner, parents are working late to “keep up with the Joneses” and letting strangers raise their children.

What does this financial stress do to families and marriages?  It destroys them.  Don’t look now, but two parent households are a minority in this nation.  Do you think that impacts the self-esteem of our children?  Do you think their self-esteem affects our society?  Before you answer that question, take a look at the number of children on anti-depressant drugs, at the number of  school shootings, and at suicide rates from birth to age 25.

The only solution to this societal, economic, and health decay is accountability.  Accountability to yourself for your health, for your happiness, and for your focus.  And accountability to your children to be a role model as to how to live a healthy life.  We have to stand in opposition to the mainstream and consciously CHOOSE health and consciously CHOOSE life.

What does that look like?  Continuously, on a day to day, minute to minute basis choosing healthy nutrition, healthy exercise habits, and healthy relationships and attitudes.  It means educating yourself and discovering true health care practitioners like Chiropractors that have your best interests in mind.  It means being proactive instead of reactive.  It means spending a few dollars today to prevent becoming bankrupt by chronic disease tomorrow.

If you don’t educate yourself and take interest in what’s best for you and your family, who will do that for you?

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December 10, 2010 at 1:58 pm

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Short-Term Enhancement Of Creative Thinking Following A Chiropractic Adjustment

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A recent article in the Chiropractic Journal of Australia reported on a pilot study involving the responses of ten subjects to a single chiropractic adjustment and how it affected their creative thinking.

Creativity is the ability to generate ideas, “…both novel and useful (or influential) to a particular social setting.”

Interview responses of the subjects post-adjustment indicated 7 of the subjects elicited new directions in a real-world creative tasks and six of the subjects reported renewed energy towards a creative project as well as improvement in their performance on the alternate uses test.

The procedure for the alternative uses test is to write down as many uses for an object as possible during a ten minute period.  For example, naming all the different ways you could use a newspaper was one of the questions used, as was naming all the different ways you could use a chair, followed by naming all the different ways you can use a shoe.

Once testing was completed, each subject was assessed for subluxation, which has been defined as: “A complex of functional and/or structural and/or pathological articular changes that compromise neural integrity and may influence organ system function and general health.”  Following the assessment, a chiropractic adjustment was administered.  The adjustment has been defined as, “A maneuver in a specific vector, velocity, intensity of force and point of application that is intended to assist the body in restoring normal tone by correction subluxation in whole or in part.”

Following the adjustment, another version of the alternate uses test was administered and participants were interviewed two to eight days later.

Taken as a whole, the results indicated improvement in real world creative tasks during the two to eight day period after the adjustment, which is very exciting.

Naturally, due to the small size of the study, these conclusions must be considered preliminary, pending verification by future studies.

Anyone wishing more information may contact me at 704-419-4852.

Written by lknchiropractor

December 3, 2010 at 7:33 pm

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