100 Fascinating Brain Facts

Happy Birthday Papa!

Posted: February 29, 2012
By: Drs. Dawn & Michael Falite

Happy Birthday,

Papa!!!

 

     Dr. Michael's father, Tony, is turning 90 on Monday...90 years old!!!    As new immigrants, the Falite family settled in Everett, Massachusetts after being separated for several years.  Tony's father originally came to America from Sicily while his wife and first child stayed behind.  Once he could afford to bring them over, he did just that.  The third of seven children, Tony was a hard worker.  As a youth, he delivered ice and eventually learned the trade of plumbing.  While home on leave from the Army, he met his future bride, Gloria.  They were married in 1947 and went on to have 5 children (the youngest of which is Dr. Michael).

      I like to think about all the changes that have occurred during his lifetime...the advances in technology, the changes in society, the wars, the “times” in general.  When Papa was born in 1922, the President was Warren G. Harding.  Here are some other interesting facts from that year:

- Geological survey says U.S. oil supply would be depleted in 20 years.  I guess they were wrong about that one...

- Babe Ruth signs 3 years at $52,000 a year New York Yankee contract.  Cheap compared to today's contracts!- Supreme Court unanimously upheld 19th amend woman's right to vote

- 1st southern radio station begins (WSB, Atlanta Georgia).  It is still on the air today.

- British court sentences Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years in prison

- 1st airplane lands at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

- 1st microfilm device introduced

- Ralph Samuelson is the first person to Ski on Water and the sport of Waterskiing is born

- China, hit by a typhoon; about 60,000 die

- 1st facsimile photo send over city telephone lines, Washington, D.C.

- Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes 1st woman in Senate

- 1st coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game

- Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy's government

- 1st successful technicolor movie (Tall of the Sea), shown in New York City

- American Pro Football Association renamed "National Football League"

- WOC-AM in Davenport, Iowa begins radio transmissions.  Ronald Regan was on the air a decade later.

- Film director Hal Roach released the first of many 'short' features called 'Our Gang.' Considered racist by many today, it was actually groundbreaking to include black and white children playing together in 1922. In 1955, the series of shorts was renamed 'Little Rascals' for television.

 - 1922's Most Popular Christmas gift: "Playing Doctor" kits

- Lincoln Memorial is dedicated by Former US President William Howard Taft

- The Tomb of Tutankhamen is discovered on November 4th in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.

- Under new additional Prohibition Laws home brewing is illegal

- Fifty thousand people affected during Lower Louisiana Floods causing concerns over starvation

- The Reader’s Digest Magazine is launched

- First successful insulin treatment of diabetes in Canada

     Above all else, Papa is a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  We are very happy to be able to celebrate with him.  Is there someone in your life that you respect, admire and love?  Tell them! 

 

We love & appreciate you!!!

 


The Power is in the Panel

Posted: February 17, 2012
By: Drs. Dawn & Michael Falite

The Power Is In The Panel

     Imagine you come home late one night and notice from your driveway that some of the lights in your house are not working.  You step inside and flip on the kitchen switch….no light.  Same thing happens in the living room and dining room….no lights whatsoever.  What do you do?  Would you get “temporary relief” by using a flashlight or candle in these rooms for the next twenty years?  Would you immediately change all the light bulbs in every room?  Of course not.

     The quickest, wisest and easiest solution is to go to your breaker panel!  Then, you simply scan down the breakers and look for any that are “flipped” out of place.  Next, you simply switch those breakers back into the “on” position and whalla….lights are on.  Now, the interesting part is the light comes on far from the breaker panel itself.  In other words, when you flip the kitchen switch, the effect or the actual light may come on 30, 40 or 50 feet from the fuse box itself.  POWER IS ON!

     This is a great analogy for what we do in this office.  Where is the breaker box for your body?  Your spine of course.  Each individual spinal bone is like the breakers in your house.  When the breaker in your house flips it shuts down the electricity or power to wherever those electrical wires go.  The same thing is true with your spine.  Your spine flips (misaligns or subluxates) and it shuts down, slows down, interferes with or irritates the nerve flow throughout your body.

     What causes our spine to flip out of alignment in the first place?  The answer is stress or anything that overwhelms our system.  Think back to the breaker panel in your house...it flips when there is too much stress on a particular current; too much juice or energy is being drawn and the individual breakers will flip out of place to shut itself down and protect the overall system from short circuiting.  Your spine does the same thing!  Isn’t that amazing?  Chronic physical, mental or chemical stress overwhelms your system and the spine will shift to preserve and protect you.

     How do we fix that?  We feel down your spine and find the ones that are flipped and adjust them back (just like you do with your  breaker box at home).  Then, most importantly, we get out of the way and let your POWER FLOW!

     So, from now on, think of us as YOUR natural electric company...keeping the juice flowing and the POWER ON!

We Love & Appreciate You!!!

 


Be our Valen-Spine!

Posted: February 3, 2012
By: Drs. Dawn & Michael Falite

Be Our

Valen-Spine!

 

 

 

As our Valentine’s Day gift to you,

we would like to invite people you

care about to receive a FREE first visit

on February 15th

This includes a consultation

& brain balance exam.

 

Call 770-667-2232 for an appointment!

 

We Love & Appreciate You!!!