10月 24 2015年

This is Why It Matters to YOU

The alarm went off at 6 am today. I rolled over and turned it off. I’d already been awake a few minutes, just laying there and thinking about gratitude. And for whatever reason, a mental picture of a long line at Starbucks filled my mind with bright clarity. Weird, huh? Then it clicked.

This morning was my turn to lead our morning huddle. Last night before bed I challenged my subconscious mind to come up with a great topic to discuss at morning huddle, after our stretches. I wanted it to be informational this time – not a head-space thing; to really reflect on some aspect of health that works synergistically with what we do.

All HealthSource offices have a gourmet tea (& usually coffee) station in our reception rooms. There are a number of reasons why we do this, but let’s focus on just one: it’s HEALTHY! Feel free to cut and paste the following, maybe even hand it out to your patients next week. Make sure your tea station is fully stocked!

Benefits of green tea

1. Green Tea Contains Various Bioactive Compounds That Can Improve Health: polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins, which function as powerful antioxidants, Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), which has been studied to treat various diseases and may be one of the main reasons green tea has such powerful medicinal properties. It has trace minerals we need.



4. Antioxidants in Green Tea May Lower Your Risk of Various Types of Cancer.

5. The bioactive compounds in green tea can have various protective effects on neurons and may reduce the risk of both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, the two most common neurodegenerative disorders.

6. The catechins in green tea may inhibit the growth of bacteria and some viruses. This can lower the risk of infections and lead to improvements in dental health, a lower risk of cavities and reduced bad breath.

7. Green Tea May Lower Your Risk of Type II Diabetes…this is HUGE!


9. Green Tea Can Help You Lose Weight and Lower Your Risk of Becoming Obese


Death of all causes: 23% lower in women, 12% lower in men.
Death from heart disease: 31% lower in women, 22% lower in men.

Benefits of Coffee
1. Coffee Can Improve Energy Levels and Make You Smarter
2. Coffee Can Help You Burn Fat
3. The Caffeine Can Drastically Improve Physical Performance, so it’s great before exercise.
5. Coffee May Lower Your Risk of Type II Diabetes
7. Caffeine May Lower The Risk of Parkinson’s
8. Coffee Appears to Have Protective Effects on The Liver
9. Coffee Can Fight Depression and Make You Happier
10. Coffee Drinkers Have a Lower Risk of Some Types of Cancer

Oh, here’s me this morning enjoying some Tazo green tea in my nephew’s football team’s 2014 D1 high school state championship team mug. (They’re #1 in Ohio this year again and 7th in the country. (My nephew is the right guard [last year and this year] and he’s 6’3”, 305 lbs. Yes, he receives regular wellness care at HealthSource, so we of course take credit for his D1 full ride scholarship in college next year!!!)


CEO: HealthSource Chiropractic® Progressive Rehab ® & Wellness

10月 17 2015年



一个生动的记忆我就是我高中的时候chemistry teacher, a crazy intelligent guy with a PhD, came in for his regular bi-weekly adjustment. He used to love to wear his shirt that had S-P orbitals on it. I never quite understood that concept in his class so he took great pleasure in tormenting me with that shirt. This particular day he had a huge smile on his face when I walked in the treatment room. He also had a rather thick book in his hands. Something was amiss.

He told me that while he was waiting in the reception room (I had a 10 minute policy. If you’re not in a treatment room in 10 minutes, your visit is free.), he got into a keenly interesting discussion with another man about the thick book he was carrying. My teacher told me “I would have never expected to run into anyone anywhere that would have read this particular book. It’s complex. And the very pleasant man in the reception room had read it and understood the material completely. We had a great discussion and it made my day!”

Then he paused for a moment, turned to me and said, “That man was your father!”

Boy did that make me feel good, not to mention proud. Both my Mom and Dad modeled the habit of reading on a daily basis. The lesson took hold in me early on, just like it did in my siblings.

Today, I can be just about anywhere and jump in a conversation that has no relevance whatsoever with what, on the surface, you’d expect me to know about, and that’s because I read. Reading can be a source of knowledge. With Knowledge comes certainty. With certainty comes action and knowledge-based action leads to good decisions. Good decisions in turn lead to a life well lived and resultant happiness.

There’s a wonderful quote by Jim Rohn which states“poor people have big TV’s. Rich people have big libraries.”当我们在5年前建造了我的房子时,而不是通常的无聊的书房,我们建造了一个图书馆。它已经不在空间中。在过去的2个月里,我从14本书中消耗和学到了,并且有一个巨大的抽屉充满了更多的抽屉,加上我床旁边的堆叠。书籍喂你的思想。他们是一个不仅是知识和确定性的来源,而且它们也可以让我们尖锐,能够在广泛的酷炫和有趣的主题上智能地相互谈论。他们让我们更有趣。

Have you cultivated the habit of reading on a daily basis? If not, can you commit to at least 5 minutes a day? There are innumerable habits you can engage in that don’t serve you. I’ve got my list. Do you have yours?为什么不替代一个没有帮助你的习惯?什么比上亚马逊开始的更好的方法,并在任何灯火中订购一个畅销的卖家?前进。然后模型你所爱的人的阅读习惯。You and they will be better because of this first little step that you can take right now.


Sep 24 2015年

A Skunk, A Chiropractor and A...

我本周学到了一些东西。这一切都在星期二晚上开始,大约10:15下午。The Tomshack没有只是一个,但三只狗是我称之为我们的小老鼠狗,一个是我的私人狗,这是一只名叫明星的德国牧羊犬。所以我让狗回到几分钟后,在一本令人敬畏的书中读完了很多章节后,很快就要回来了几分钟。我累了。真的累了。

I let the dogs in and trudged right to my bedroom. I had almost escaped when my daughter, Shannon, yelled out to me. “Dad, something sprayed the dogs!” I was not even remotely happy to hear this great news. I wanted to get to bed. I shuffled over to the rat dogs, bent over and took a whiff. All seemed fine. Then Star walked over. Oh-my-God!

The stench was awful. She was literally covered in a thick, oily substance. She’d been sprayed by a skunk, right in the face. How nice. Did I mention it was 10:15 pm and I was exhausted? My solution, which was my first mistake, was to banish Star to the garage for the night as punishment for trying to eat a skunk. I headed to bed. Meanwhile the entire house now stunk to high heaven. It was gross, and it happened from Star being in the house for no more than 20 seconds. So I laid in bed with the stench slowly building up in my bedroom getting a bit ticked off. Luckily, I finally fell asleep.

Waking up at 6 am was a terrible experience. I was smashed in the nose with a God awful, gross stench. It was much worse than the night before. I swear Star didn’t have time to touch a thing during her 20 seconds in the house. It was time to bathe her. Mistake #2. Lisa and I have always had a dog but never had one get sprayed by a skunk. I didn’t know what to use. Lisa calls the rat dog’s groomer and asks Lana what we should do. She says ‘wash her in hydrogen peroxide and a baking soda paste. It might burn her eyes or dye her hair.’ At this point I could care less about Star coming out as a platinum blonde, which is a far cry from her black and brown. I wanted that stench gone like right now.


迟到了一个小时的工作,我立即开始更多地研究臭鼬恶臭。拉纳给了我们合适的建议。然而,我们忽略了要求成分量。事实证明,对于115磅的狗,它需要几夸脱的过氧化物和一杯小苏打水加上一些洗碗肥皂,比我所用的更多。去商店我去了。回到淋浴我们前往淋浴。糊状物被施用并静置10分钟。她看起来像沙龙的熊。明星被赶出去了。她是一个浅棕色牧羊犬。 I think she likes her new look!

What’s the tie to your practice? Just like I had no idea how to clean skunk spray off my light brown shepherd (she sort of looks like a cheetah now), when confronted with something for which you have no experience, consult a mentor immediately, not the next week, not tomorrow, but immediately. You’ll mitigate damage by quick reaction, not by going to sleep and hoping it won’t be as bad in the morning. It’ll just ferment all night long and before long the challenge has affected much more than originally thought. It can be like a virus.

Got a chiropractic challenge in your practice? Consult a successful mentor. Don’t put it off till tomorrow. Action gets good results. Good results foster success. Success leads to happiness, and happiness is the result of a life well lived!

Have a great weekend! And, by the way, my house still smells, so I could use a little help here, hint, hint.

CEO: HealthSource Chiropractic® Progressive Rehab ® & Wellness

Sep 17 2015年

The Frisbee Update


The Frisbee slowly kept ascending into the sky, higher and higher while traveling deeper into my backyard. My German Shepherd, Star, all 115 pounds of her, was fully engaged in hot pursuit of the flying disc. She couldn’t quite catch it. She was prevented for two reasons. First, she’s a darn big dog and dogs her size aren’t usually the best at playing catch. Second, the Frisbee was thrown by my older son, T, and he’s used to pitching high velocity baseballs, not Frisbees. Bottom line, neither Star nor T are particularly adept at playing catch and retrieve with a Frisbee, in spite of the fact that T is taking an ultimate Frisbee class at Ohio University this term. Do they really get credit for playing frisbee? Am I paying for that class?



Many HealthSource docs wrote me about the impact of the videos. In EVERY case, these emails were written by doctors that were already progressing very well in their mastery. Every doc had a great practice. Every-single -one. This demonstrates to me that the people who made the short investment in time to watch the videos did so because they wanted more, yet they were also already building practices far more successful than most. Success leaves clues. I also fielded a number of calls from some docs that had questions on building a better practice. In every single case they did not watch the video. Every-single-one. Mediocrity leaves clues, too.



All the best to you!!


Jul. 29 2015年

Day 13 - Building your dream lifestyle in 30 days!

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