100 Fascinating Brain Facts

Normal vs. Common

Posted: October 28, 2011
By: Drs. Dawn & Michael Falite

 Normal vs. Common

Do you know the difference?

     As you may know, we are actively involved in our community.  We participate in all types of community functions such as fairs, church events, women expos, kid expos, etc.  These events give us the opportunity to teach people about the amazing benefits of chiropractic and answer questions about their health.

     One thing that has become painfully obvious to me is most peoples complete misunderstanding of “what is common” and “what is normal.”  For example, at these events someone will invariably ask, “yes, but doesn’t everyone have subluxations?”  I then have to patiently explain that subluxations are common and most people are subluxated but it is notnormal!!  That is a huge difference!!

Please review the following examples to help further clarify things that are common but not normal:

 1. One out of 2 people die of heart disease in this country.  This is COMMON BUT NOT NORMAL.  In the early 1900’s, heart disease was almost non-existent!

2.One out of 3 people die of cancer.  This is COMMON BUT NOT NORMAL.  In 1930, 1 in 6000 people got cancer!  65% - 80% of all cancer is preventable through improved lifestyle—Dr. Barry Levin.

3. 60% of all drugs are prescribed off-label—American Health Congress Report.  Off-label means a drug was invented and FDA approved for a particular disease but the drug actually gets prescribed and pushed for entirely different reasons.  For example, after a few years on the market, a new arthritis drug is shown to clear up acne.  Now MD’s prescribe the drug to teenagers with acne.  No further testing, no research, unknown side effects...on teenagers!  Remember, the drug saswas only FDA approved for arthritis.

4. Medical malpractice kills 180,000 people per year.  This is COMMON BUT NOT NORMAL.  Dr. Leopold Leap, Harvard Medical School.

5. Medical right-practice kills 120,000 people per year.  This is COMMON BUT NOT NORMAL.  Through properlyprescribed and administered prescription medicine—Journal of American Medical Association.

6. In the U.S., 15% of all kids are overweight and/or obese.  This is COMMON BUT NOT NORMAL.

7. Childhood diabetes has been estimated to have increased ten-fold in the last decade.  HOW COULD THIS BE NORMAL?

8. A John Hopkins study labeled T.V. viewing as the number one leisure-time activity of most school-age children.  DEFINITELY COMMON BUT DEFINITELY NOT NORMAL!

     Hopefully, the distinction between normal and common is now obvious.  Never settle for anything that is common—odds are if it’s common it’s unhealthy, un-wealthy, and unwise!

We love and appreciate you!!!


Fly Like A Goose

Posted: October 19, 2011
By: Drs. Dawn & Michael Falite

     Fly Like A Goose!

Fact 1: As each goose flaps its wings it creates an “uplift” for the birds that follow.  By flying in a “V” formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.

Lesson 1: People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.

 

Fact 2: When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone.  It quickly moves back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front of it.

Lesson 2: If we have as much common sense as a goose, we stay in formation with those headed where we want to go.  We are willing to accept their help and give our help to others.

 

Fact 3: When the lead goose tires, it rotates back into the formation and another goose flies to the point position.

Lesson 3: It pays to take turns doing the hard tasks and sharing leadership.  As with geese, people are interdependent on each others’ skills, capabilities, and unique arrangements of gifts, talents, or resources.

 

Fact 4: Geese flying in formation honk to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.

Lesson 4: We need to make sure our honking is encouraging.  In groups where there is encouragement, the production is much greater.  The power of encouragement (to stand by one’s heart or core values and encourage the heart and core of others) is the quality of honking we seek.

 

Fact 5: When a goose gets sick, wounded, or shot down, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to help protect it.  They stay with it until it dies or is able to fly again.  Then, they launch out with another formation or catch up with the flock.

Lesson 5: If we have as much sense as geese, we will stand by each other in difficult times as well as when we are strong.

 

We Love & Appreciate You!!!


Adjustment-ology

Posted: October 12, 2011
By: Drs. Dawn & Michael Falite

Adjustment-ology

 

The procedure we use to help you LIVE LONGER, HEALTHIER, and HAPPIER lives is obviously called an adjustment.  However, we have found there are more descriptive, exciting, and “juicy” words and phrases that accurately convey this dynamic and powerful hands-on process.  Unfortunately, there are also words and phrases that are inaccurate and misleading.  These words and/or phrases often misrepresent, distort, and convolute the true nature and intention of the adjustment.

 

The following is a list of words and phrases that we “encourage” you to use.  We tend to give better adjustments when these words and phrases are used!  (HA! HA! HA!)

 

Turn on the Power Re-Booted De-stressed

Turned On Balanced Tapped In

Tuned Up Energized Powered

Optimized Re-connected Electrified

Re-Charged Turn the Lights On Harmonized

Charged Up Integrated Get your lifeline in line

 

The following is a list that we strongly discourage (i.e. don’t use these if you know what’s good for ya). 

 

Manipulate = we are not politicians, nor do we work for the government!

Crack = we don’t sell crack, heroin, or marijuana!

Fix = you are not a dog, and we are not veterinarians!

Cure = we can’t even cure a ham! 

Straighten = you are not a parabola!

Twist my head = this is not “The Exorcist!”

Break my neck=we don’t know any karate!

Crunched = we are not “Cap’ns,” and you are not a breakfast cereal!

Snap = snap your fingers, not your spine!

Pop = this is what northerners call “soda”...or a term used for your dad!

Treatment = you treat your lawn not your nervous system!

 

You probably get the idea.  Feel free to come up with your own favorite expressions (we’ll have to O.K. them, of course ~ HA, HA, HA)!

 

We Love & Appreciate You!!!   


George Carlin\'s Message

Posted: October 5, 2011
By: Drs. Dawn & Michael Falite

Chiropractic_Alpharetta_JohnsCreekA Wonderful Message By The Late George Carlin…

          The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller building but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.  We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time.  We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

          We drink to much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.  We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.  We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

          We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life.  We’ve added years to life not life to years.  We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.  We conquered outer space but not inner space.  We’ve done larger things, but not better things.  We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.

          We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice.  We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less.  We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait.  We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

           These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships.  These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes.  These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.

           It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.

           Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.  Remember to say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.  Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.  Remember, to say, “I love you” to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it.  A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.  Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

          Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

           AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:

          Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

We love and appreciate you!!!