100 Fascinating Brain Facts http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog100-fascinating-brain-facts.html en-us NYK RSS Feeder 100 Fascinating Brain Facts http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog/100-fascinating-brain-facts/2015/8/28/100-fascinating-brain-facts/ Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:29:08 -0400<p><span class=\"mini-add-comment\">Article is from the Nursing Asistant Central Website</span></p> <p>&nbsp; <div id=\"content\"> <div class=\"post\" id=\"post-462\"> <div class=\"entry\"> <p>The human brain has amazed and baffled people throughout the ages. Some scientists and <a href=\"http://www.nursingassistantcentral.com\">doctors</a> have devoted their entire lives to learning how the brain works. It is no wonder that people enjoy learning facts about this incredible organ in the human body. Below, you will find 100 facts about the brain including how it works, how it develops, what it controls, how it affects sleep, dreams, and memory, and more, which may be helpful. When you finish reading about these fun facts, take this <a href=\"http://www.learninginfo.org/brainpower-quiz.htm\">short brainpower quiz</a> and see how much you learned about the human brain.</p> <p><strong>Physical Attributes</strong></p> <p>These facts will teach you interesting bits of information about the physical make-up of the human brain.</p> <ol> <li><strong>Weight</strong>. The weight of the human brain is about 3 lbs.</li> <li><strong>Cerebrum</strong>. The cerebrum is the largest part of the brain and makes up 85% of the brain&rsquo;s weight.</li> <li><strong>Skin</strong>. Your skin weighs twice as much as your brain.</li> <li><strong>Gray matter</strong>. The brain&rsquo;s gray matter is made up of neurons, which gather and transmit signals.</li> <li><strong>White matter</strong>. The white matter is made up of dendrites and axons, which create the network by which neurons send their signals.</li> <li><strong>Gray and white</strong>. Your brain is 60% white matter and 40% gray matter.</li> <li><strong>Water</strong>. The brain is made up of about 75% water.</li> <li><strong>Neurons</strong>. Your brain consists of about 100 billion neurons.</li> <li><strong>Synapses</strong>. There are anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 synapses for each neuron.</li> <li><strong>No pain</strong>. There are no pain receptors in the brain, so the brain can feel no pain.</li> <li><strong>Largest brain</strong>. While an elephant&rsquo;s brain is physically larger than a human brain, the human brain is 2% of total body weight (compared to <a href=\"http://www.highnorth.no/Library/Myths/br-si-bo.htm\">0.15% of an elephant&rsquo;s brain</a>), meaning humans have the largest brain to body size.</li> <li><strong>Blood vessels</strong>. There are <a href=\"http://www.morebrainexercise.com/en/brain-facts/\">100,000 miles of blood vessels</a> in the brain.</li> <li><strong>Fat</strong>. The human brain is the fattest organ in the body and may consists of at least <a href=\"http://www.fitbrains.com/science/more/brain_facts.php\">60% fat</a>.</li> </ol> <p><strong>The Developing Brain</strong></p> <p>Starting from within the womb, fetal brain development begins the amazing journey that leads to a well-developed brain at birth that continues to grow for 18 more years.</p> <ol start=\"14\"> <li><strong>Neurons</strong>. Neurons develop at the rate of 250,000 neurons per minute during early pregnancy.</li> <li><strong>Size at birth</strong>. At birth, your brain was almost the same size as an adult brain and contained most of the brain cells for your whole life.</li> <li><strong>Newborn&rsquo;s growth</strong>. A newborn baby&rsquo;s brain grows about three times its size in the first year.</li> <li><strong>Stopped growing</strong>. Your brain stopped growing at age 18.</li> <li><strong>Cerebral cortex</strong>. The cerebral cortex <a href=\"http://www.mamashealth.com/organs/brain2.asp\">grows thicker</a> as you learn to use it.</li> <li><strong>Stimulation</strong>. A stimulating environment for a child can make the difference between a <a href=\"http://www.brainconnection.com/library/?main=explorehome/brain-facts\">25% greater ability to learn</a> or 25% less in an environment with little stimulation.</li> <li><strong>New neurons</strong>. Humans continue to <a href=\"http://www.increasebrainpower.com/brain-facts.html\">make new neurons</a> throughout life in response to mental activity.</li> <li><strong>Read aloud</strong>. Reading aloud and talking often to a young child promotes brain development.</li> <li><strong>Emotions</strong>. The capacity for such emotions as joy, happiness, fear, and shyness are already developed at birth. The specific type of nurturing a child receives shapes how these emotions are developed.</li> <li><strong>First sense</strong>. The <a href=\"http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/questions.html#q131\">first sense to develop</a> while in utero is the sense of touch. The lips and cheeks can experience touch at about 8 weeks and the rest of the body around 12 weeks.</li> <li><strong>Bilingual brains</strong>. Children who learn two languages before the age of five <a href=\"http://www.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=brainBriefings_thebilingualbrain\">alters the brain structure</a> and adults have a much denser gray matter.</li> <li><strong>Child abuse and the brain</strong>. Studies have shown that child abuse can <a href=\"http://www.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=brainBriefings_childAbuseAndTheBrain\">inhibit development of the brain</a> and can permanently affect brain development.</li> </ol> <p><strong>Brain Function</strong></p> <p>From the invisible workings of the brain to more visible responses such as yawns or intelligence, find out how the brain functions with these facts.</p> <ol start=\"26\"> <li><strong>Oxygen</strong>. Your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen in your body.</li> <li><strong>Blood</strong>. As with oxygen, your brain uses 20% of the blood circulating in your body.</li> <li><strong>Unconsciousness</strong>. If your brain loses blood for 8 to 10 seconds, you will lose consciousness.</li> <li><strong>Speed</strong>. Information can be processed as slowly as 0.5 meters/sec or <a href=\"http://www.thethinkingbusiness.co.uk/brain_facts.html\">as fast as 120 meters/sec</a> (about 268 miles/hr).</li> <li><strong>Wattage</strong>. While awake, your brain generates <a href=\"http://anatomynotes.blogspot.com/2006/03/brain-myths-and-facts.html\">between 10 and 23 watts</a> of power&ndash;or enough energy to power a light bulb.</li> <li><strong>Yawns</strong>. It is thought that a yawn works to send more oxygen to the brain, therefore working to <a href=\"http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/07/04/travel/snvital.php\">cool it down</a> and wake it up.</li> <li><strong>Neocortex</strong>. The neocortex makes up about 76% of the human brain and is responsible for language and consciousness. The human neocortex is much larger than in animals.</li> <li><strong>10%</strong>. The old adage of humans only using 10% of their brain is <a href=\"http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/tenper.html\">not true</a>. Every part of the brain has a known function.</li> <li><strong>Brain death</strong>. The brain can live for 4 to 6 minutes without oxygen, and then it begins to die. No oxygen for 5 to 10 minutes will result in permanent brain damage.</li> <li><strong>Highest temperature</strong>. The next time you get a fever, keep in mind that the <a href=\"http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/questions.html#q123\">highest human body temperature</a> ever recorded was 115.7 degrees&ndash;and the man survived.</li> <li><strong>Stress</strong>. Excessive stress <a href=\"http://www.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=brainBriefings_stressAndTheBrain\">has shown</a> to &quot;alter brain cells, brain structure and brain function.&quot;</li> <li><strong>Love hormones and autism</strong>. Oxytocin, one of the hormones responsible for triggering feelings of love in the brain, has shown <a href=\"http://www.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=brainBriefings_loveAndTheBrain\">some benefits</a> to helping control repetitive behaviors in those with autism.</li> <li><strong>Food and intelligence</strong>. A study of one million students in New York showed that students who ate lunches that did not include artificial flavors, preservatives, and dyes <a href=\"http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/departments/elementary/?article=fivefunfacts\">did 14% better</a> on IQ tests than students who ate lunches with these additives.</li> <li><strong>Seafood</strong>. In the March 2003 edition of <em>Discover</em> magazine, a report describes how people in a 7-year study who ate seafood at least one time every week had a 30% lower occurrence of dementia.</li> </ol> <p><strong>Psychology of the Brain</strong></p> <p>From tickling to tasting to decision-making, find out how the brain affects what you experience.</p> <ol start=\"40\"> <li><strong>Tickles</strong>. You can&rsquo;t tickle yourself because your brain distinguished between unexpected external touch and your own touch.</li> <li><strong>Imaginary playmates</strong>. A <a href=\"http://www.brains.org/hottopics.htm#misc\">study from Australia</a> showed that children with imaginary playmates between the ages of 3 and 9 tended to be first-born children.</li> <li><strong>Reading faces</strong>. Without any words, you may be able to determine if someone is in a good mood, is feeling sad, or is angry just by reading the face. A small area in the brain called the amygdala is responsible for your <a href=\"http://www.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=brainBriefings_readingFaces\">ability to read someone else&rsquo;s face</a> for clues to how they are feeling.</li> <li><strong>Ringing in the ears</strong>. For years, <a href=\"http://www.nursingassistantcentral.com\">medical professionals</a> believed that tinnitus was due to a function within the mechanics of the ear, but <a href=\"http://www.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=brainBriefings_tinnitus\">newer evidence</a> shows that it is actually a function of the brain.</li> <li><strong>Pain and gender</strong>. Scientists have discovered that <a href=\"http://www.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=brainBriefings_Gender_and_Pain\">men and women&rsquo;s brains react differently</a> to pain, which explains why they may perceive or discuss pain differently.</li> <li><strong>Supertasters</strong>. There is a class of people known as <a href=\"http://www.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=brainBriefings_tasteIntensity\">supertasters</a> who not only have more taste buds on the tongue, but whose brain is more sensitive to the tastes of foods and drinks. In fact, they can detect some flavors that others cannot.</li> <li><strong>Cold</strong>. Some people are much more sensitive to cold and actually feel pain associated with cold. <a href=\"http://www.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=brainBriefings_sensingCold\">Research</a> as shown that the reason is due to certain channels that send cold information to the brain.</li> <li><strong>Decision-making</strong>. Women tend to take longer to <a href=\"http://www.skygaze.com/content/facts/psychology.shtml\">make a decision</a>, but are more likely to stick with the decision, compared to men, who are more likely to change their mind after making a decision.</li> <li><strong>Exercise</strong>. <a href=\"http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/pto-20060323-000006.html\">Some studies indicate</a> that while some people are naturally more active, others are naturally more inactive, which may explain why getting out and exercising is more difficult for some.</li> <li><strong>Boredom</strong>. <a href=\"http://psychologyfacts.blogspot.com/2007/02/causes-of-boredom.html\">Boredom</a> is brought on by a lack of change of stimulation, is largely a function of perception, and is connected to the innate curiosity found in humans.</li> <li><strong>Physical illness</strong>. The connection between body and mind is a strong one. <a href=\"http://www.radford.edu/%7Edfriedma/newsletter/Interesting%20Facts.html\">One estimate</a> is that between 50-70% of visits to the doctor for physical ailments are attributed to psychological factors.</li> <li><strong>Sadness and shopping</strong>. <a href=\"http://www.randomfacts.org/sadness-may-encourage-more-extravagance-656/\">Researchers have discovered</a> that those experiencing the blues are more willing to spend more money in an attempt to alleviate their sadness.</li> </ol> <p><strong>Memory</strong></p> <p>Learn how scent, jet lag, and estrogen affect memory, plus plenty of other information, with these facts.</p> <ol start=\"52\"> <li><strong>Jet lag</strong>. <a href=\"http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article3639884.ece\">Frequent jet lag</a> can impair your memory, probably due to the stress hormones released.</li> <li><strong>New connections</strong>. Every time you recall a memory or have a new thought, you are creating a new connection in your brain.</li> <li><strong>Create associations</strong>. Memory is formed by associations, so if you want help remembering things, <a href=\"http://www.fun-with-words.com/mnemonics.html\">create associations</a> for yourself.</li> <li><strong>Scent and memory</strong>. Memories triggered by scent have a <a href=\"http://www.apa.org/monitor/jan98/smell.html\">stronger emotional connection</a>, therefore appear more intense than other memory triggers.</li> <li><strong>Anomia</strong>. Anomia is the technical word for tip-of-the-tongue syndrome when you can almost remember a word, but it just won&rsquo;t quite come to you.</li> <li><strong>Sleep</strong>. While you sleep at night may be the best time for your brain to <a href=\"http://www.webmd.com/brain/news/20070424/strengthen-memory-while-you-sleep\">consolidate all your memories</a> from the day.</li> <li><strong>No sleep</strong>. It goes to follow&hellip;lack of sleep may actually<a href=\"http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/news/20070213/sleep-deprivation-may-impair-memory\">hurt your ability</a> to create new memories.</li> <li><strong>World Champion</strong>. A world champion memorizer, <a href=\"http://www.worldmemorychampionship.com/did_you_know.asp\">Ben Pridmore</a> memorized 96 historical events in 5 minutes and memorized a single, shuffled deck of cards in 26.28 seconds.</li> <li><strong>Estrogen and memory</strong>. Estrogen (found in both men and women) has been shown to promote <a href=\"http://www.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=brainBriefings_estrogensInfluenceOnTheBrain\">better memory functions</a>.</li> <li><strong>Insulin</strong>. Insulin works to regulate blood-sugar in the body, but recently, <a href=\"http://www.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=brainBriefings_insulinTheBrainAndMemory\">scientists have discovered</a> that its presence in the brain also helps promote memory.</li> </ol> <p><strong>Dreams and Sleep</strong></p> <p>The amazing world of dreams and what happens during sleep is a mystery rooted in the brain. Learn interesting facts about dreams and sleep in this list.</p> <ol start=\"62\"> <li><strong>Everyone dreams</strong>. Just because you don&rsquo;t remember your dreams doesn&rsquo;t mean you don&rsquo;t dream. Everyone dreams!</li> <li><strong>Nightly average</strong>. Most people dream about 1-2 hours a night and have an average of 4-7 dreams each night.</li> <li><strong>Brain waves</strong>. Studies show that brain waves are more active while dreaming than when you are awake.</li> <li><strong>Lost dreams</strong>. Five minutes after a dream, half of the dream is forgotten. Ten minutes after a dream, over 90% is forgotten. Write down your dreams immediately if you want to remember them.</li> <li><strong>Blind people dream</strong>. Dreams are more than just visual images, and blind people do dream. Whether or not they dream in pictures depends on if they were born blind or lost their vision later.</li> <li><strong>Color or B&amp;W</strong>. Some people (about 12%) dream only in black and white while others dream in color.</li> <li><strong>Virtually paralyzed</strong>. While you sleep, your body produces a hormone that may prevent you from acting out your dreams, leaving you virtually paralyzed.</li> <li><strong>Snoring</strong>. If you are snoring, you are not dreaming.</li> <li><strong>During a dream</strong>. If you are awakened during a dream, you are much more likely to remember the dream than if you slept until a full night&rsquo;s sleep.</li> <li><strong>Symbolism</strong>. As those who invest in dream dictionaries can attest, dreams almost never represent what they actually are. The unconscious mind strives to make connections with concepts you will understand, so dreams are largely symbolic representations.</li> <li><strong>Adenosine</strong>. Caffeine works to block naturally occurring adenosine in the body, creating alertness. Scientists have <a href=\"http://www.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=brainBriefings_adenosineAndSleep\">recently discovered</a> this connection and learned that doing the opposite&ndash;boosting adenosine&ndash;can actually help promote more natural sleep patterns and help eliminate insomnia.</li> <li><strong>Dream showings</strong>. <a href=\"http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=081211052641.e3ogt8lu&amp;show_article=1\">Japanese researchers</a> have successfully developed a technology that can put thoughts on a screen and may soon be able to screen people&rsquo;s dreams.</li> </ol> <p><strong>Fun and Interesting Facts</strong></p> <p>From juggling to a Brain Bank to cannibalism, read about these fun and interesting brain facts.</p> <ol start=\"74\"> <li><strong>Airplanes and headaches</strong>. <a href=\"http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/flying.html\">A study</a> showed a correlation between flying and headaches and states that around 6% of people who fly get headaches brought on by the flight itself.</li> <li><strong>Juggling</strong>. Juggling has shown to change the brain in as little as seven days. <a href=\"http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/jugg2.html\">The study</a> indicates that learning new things helps the brain to change very quickly.</li> <li><strong>Disney and sleep</strong>. A study published in the journal <em>Sleep Medicine</em> describes how <a href=\"http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/dissleep.html\">Disney creators used real sleep disorders</a> in many of their animated pets.</li> <li><strong>Blinking</strong>. Each time we blink, our brain kicks in and <a href=\"http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/blink.html\">keeps things illuminated</a> so the whole world doesn&rsquo;t go dark each time we blink (about 20,000 times a day).</li> <li><strong>Laughing</strong>. Laughing at a joke is no simple task as it requires <a href=\"http://people.howstuffworks.com/laughter3.htm\">activity in five different areas</a> of the brain.</li> <li><strong>Yawns are contagious</strong>. Ever notice that you yawned after someone around you did? Scientists believe this may be a response to an <a href=\"http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/yawning.html\">ancient social behavior</a> for communication that humans still have.</li> <li><strong>Brain Bank</strong>. Harvard maintains a <a href=\"http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/science/health-human-body-sci/human-body/brain-bank-sci.html\">Brain Bank</a> where over 7,000 human brains are store for research purposes.</li> <li><strong>Outer space</strong>. The lack of gravity in outer space affects the brain in several ways. <a href=\"http://www.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=brainBriefings_brainsInSpace\">Scientists are studying how and why</a>, but you may want to hold off on your next trip to the moon.</li> <li><strong>Music</strong>. Music lessons have shown to considerably boost <a href=\"http://www.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=brainBriefings_musicTrainingAndTheBrain\">brain organization and ability</a> in both children and adults.</li> <li><strong>Thoughts</strong>. The average number of thoughts that humans are believed to experience each day is 70,000.</li> <li><strong>Ambidexterity</strong>. Those who are left-handed or ambidextrous have a corpus collosum (the part of the brain that bridges the two halves) that is about <a href=\"http://www.stanford.edu/%7Ecammat//ambi/info/interestingfacts.html\">11% larger</a> than those who are right-handed.</li> <li><strong>Stressful job</strong>. According to a study by Bristol-Myers Squibb, accountants have the highest incidence of on-the-job headaches, followed by librarians, then bus and truck drivers.</li> <li><strong>Aristotle</strong>. Aristotle <a href=\"http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/2004/2004-09-19.html\">mistakenly thought</a> that the functions of the brain actually took place in the heart.</li> <li><strong>Cannibalism</strong>. <a href=\"http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/04/0410_030410_cannibal.html\">Some research shows</a> that humans carry genes that help protect the brain from prion diseases, or diseases contracted through eating human flesh, leading <a href=\"http://www.nursingassistantcentral.com\">medical experts</a> to believe that ancient humans may have eaten other humans.</li> <li><strong>Shakespeare</strong>. The word &quot;brain&quot; appears 66 times in the plays of William Shakespeare.</li> </ol> <p><strong>Famous Brains</strong></p> <p>People have always been fascinated with the brains of famous people. Find out what <a href=\"http://www.nursingassistantcentral.com\">experts</a> know about these famous brains.</p> <ol start=\"89\"> <li><strong>Albert Einstein</strong>. Einstein&rsquo;s brain was similar in size to other humans except in the region that is responsible for math and spatial perception. In that region, his brain was <a href=\"http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/371698.stm\">35% wider</a> than average.</li> <li><strong>London taxi drivers</strong>. Famous for knowing all the London streets by heart, these drivers have a larger than normal hippocampus, especially the drivers who have been on the job longest. The study suggests that as people memorize more and more information, this part of their <a href=\"http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/science/health-human-body-sci/human-body/london-taxi-sci.html\">brain continues to grow</a>.</li> <li><strong>VI Lenin</strong>. After his death, Lenin&rsquo;s brain was studied and found to have an abnormally large and numerous neurons in a particular region that may explain his <a href=\"http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9886779?dopt=Abstract\">&quot;strikingly acute and penetrating mental processes&quot;</a> for which he was famous.</li> <li><strong>Oldest brain</strong>. A brain thought to be <a href=\"http://www.york.ac.uk/admin/presspr/pressreleases/skull.htm\">2000 years old</a> was unearthed just recently at the University of York in northern England.</li> <li><strong>Babe Ruth</strong>. The Babe was <a href=\"http://www.columbia.edu/cu/psychology/aboutus/history/funfacts.html\">tested by two Columbia psychology students</a> and was determined to be working at 90% efficiency compared to the 60% efficiency measured for most people.</li> <li><strong>Daniel Tammet</strong>. <a href=\"http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2005/feb/12/weekend7.weekend2\">Daniel Tammet</a> is an <a href=\"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savant_syndrome\">autistic savant</a> who, since the age of three when he suffered an epileptic seizure, has been able to perform astounding mathematical computations, knows seven languages, and is developing a language of his own.</li> <li><strong>Keith Jarrett</strong>. <a href=\"http://www.musicianguide.com/biographies/1608003203/Keith-Jarrett.html\">This jazz musician</a> was discovered at age 3 to have perfect pitch, which <a href=\"http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/s593744.htm\">scientists can pinpoint</a> in the right frontal lobe.</li> </ol> <p><strong>Moments in History</strong></p> <p>The study of the brain has an interesting history. Check out this abbreviated time line to learn interesting facts about the history of brain research and development.</p> <ol start=\"96\"> <li><strong>2000 B.C.</strong>. Archeologists found evidence that <a href=\"http://www.pbs.org/wnet/brain/history/2000bc.html?position=193?button=3\">primitive brain surgery</a> was performed by drilling a hole in the skull.</li> <li><strong>1811</strong>. Scottish surgeon Charles Bell described how each of the senses had a corresponding spot in the brain.</li> <li><strong>1899</strong>. Aspirin was marketed as a pain reliever, but was not available without a prescription until 1915.</li> <li><strong>1921</strong>. Hermann Rorschach invented the now-famous ink blot test for use with his patients.</li> <li><strong>1959</strong>. The first rhesus monkey was <a href=\"http://www.dls.ym.edu.tw/chudler/dec05.pdf\">sent into space</a> to study human behavior.</li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Want to get your brain De-stressed and Re-booted?&nbsp; Call for a Brain Training session today!</p> </div> </div> </div> </p> Neurofeedback is for YOU! http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog/100-fascinating-brain-facts/2015/5/18/neurofeedback-is-for-you/ Mon, 18 May 2015 11:17:32 -0400<p style=\"text-align: center;\"><span style=\"font-size: 20px;\"><strong>Neurofeedback is for YOU!</strong></span><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://falitechiropractic.com/uploads/048.JPG\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 225px; float: right;\" /></p> <p>By now, you&#39;ve seen some posts and emails about the NeurOptimal neurofeedback we offer in the office.&nbsp; You&#39;ve probably wondered...is this something for me?&nbsp; The short answer is...YES!&nbsp; While NeurOptimal has been shown to help with a variety of issues (<a href=\"https://falitechiropractic.com/page/NO-can-neurofeedback-help.html\">click for a list of some of the conditions</a>), you don&#39;t have to be experiencing a major&nbsp;symptom to benefit from brain training.&nbsp; 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NeurOptimal&reg; brain training may help with ma</span></span></span><span style=\"color:#000000;\"><span style=\"font-size: 16pt;\"><span style=\"font-size: 16pt;\">ny</span></span></span><span style=\"color:#000000;\"><span style=\"font-size: 16pt;\"><span style=\"font-size: 16pt;\"> </span></span></span></div> <span style=\"color:#000000;\"><span style=\"font-size: 16pt;\"><span style=\"font-size: 16pt;\"> </span><span style=\"font-size: 16pt;\">different issues...anxiety, depression, insomnia, PTSD, concussion/TBI recovery, cognitive losses, chronic pain, ADD/ADHD, distractibility, </span><span style=\"font-size: 16pt;\">stroke rehab,</span> chronic headaches/migraines, <span style=\"font-size: 16pt;\">anger issues, </span>chemo brain fog,&nbsp; addiction recovery, relaxation/stress relief, and more.</span></span> <div><br /> <span style=\"color:#000000;\"><span style=\"font-size: 16pt;\"><span style=\"font-size: 16pt;\">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Call us today @ 770-667-2232 to schedule a free introductory training session and see what NeurOptimal&reg; can do for you!&nbsp;</span></span></span></div> </div> </div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style=\"color:#000000;\"><img alt=\"\" border=\"0\" height=\"1\" hspace=\"0\" src=\"https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif\" style=\"display: block;\" vspace=\"0\" width=\"5\" /></span></p> How to Become Rich and Retire Comfortably http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog/100-fascinating-brain-facts/2015/2/27/how-to-become-rich-and-retire-comfortably/ Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:40:21 -0500<p style=\"text-align: center;\"><strong><span style=\"font-size:26px;\">How To Become Rich and Retire Comfortably</span></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; With finances, if you invest wisely for the <img alt=\"\" src=\"https://falitechiropractic.com/uploads/Retirement.png\" style=\"width: 325px; height: 246px; float: right;\" />future and do not spend wastefully, you will accumulate wealth and have savings left to retire comfortably.&nbsp; It has been proven this can be accomplished even on very modest incomes.&nbsp; However, statistics show that only 2-3% of our population can live off their savings at retirement.&nbsp; It is not because they did not make enough money throughout life, it is that they did not think ahead.&nbsp; They got so caught up in all of the trinkets that when they look for money at the end they realized that they had smoked it.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Any good financial consultant will tell you, &ldquo;Save the first 10%!&rdquo;&nbsp; If you spend first and save later, you will never save.&nbsp; You will end up 65 and broke.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The same goes for your health.&nbsp; You have a bank account of health that you are born with.&nbsp; It has been said that we spend the first half of our lives spending all of our health to acquire wealth and the second half of our lives spending all of our wealth trying to get our health back.&nbsp; CRAZY!&nbsp; As with financial planning, you must dedicate the necessary amount of time and the necessary amount of money FIRST, every day, if you want to establish a wealth of health that will allow you to live comfortably for a lifetime.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; However, most people wait until they have a little left in their bank account before looking into it.&nbsp; Most people end up 55-65 broke, and broken.&nbsp; The field of medicine is trained to take care of you when you are broken.&nbsp; Unfortunately, waiting until you are broken can make you broke!</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Chiropractic is designed to make you rich.&nbsp; In Chiropractic, we teach you the deposits you should make FIRST, every day and every year, so that you retire comfortably.&nbsp; Although you will always make some withdrawals, and withdrawals happen naturally due to forces of time and nature, if you make sure you are making enough deposits, you will have a positive balance in your account for a very long time.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u><span style=\"font-size:20px;\">Bank Account Of Health</span></u></strong></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:18px;\">Deposits........vs........Withdrawals</span></p> <p>SPINE/NERVE Health........vs........Drugs, shots, pills surgery, over the counter medications, antibiotics</p> <p>Traditional, natural food........vs........Refined/processed foods, sugar, artificial ingredients &amp; sweeteners</p> <p>Vitamins/Minerals........vs........No supplementation &amp; poor diet</p> <p>Time in nature........vs........Time at a computer, at work, at a desk, in a car</p> <p>Stress reduction........vs........Stress indulgence and other people determining inner peace</p> <p>Sleep/rest........vs........Caffeine, never resting</p> <p>Loving relationships........vs........Conflict, resentment, anger and not forgiving others or yourself</p> <p>Oxygen (aerobic exercise)........vs........Inactivity</p> <p>Pure water........vs........Coffee, soda, diet soda, excess alcohol</p> <p>Prayer and meditation........vs........Never getting any quiet time, being TOO busy</p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\"><span style=\"font-size:20px;\">A LARGE BALANCE IN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT OF HEALTH =</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\"><span style=\"font-size:20px;\">HIGH ENERGY RETURNS</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\"><strong><span style=\"font-size:26px;\">We love and appreciate you!</span></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Beyond Need http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog/100-fascinating-brain-facts/2015/2/6/beyond-need/ Fri, 06 Feb 2015 10:20:53 -0500<h1 style=\"text-align: center;\"><span style=\"font-size:28px;\"><strong>Beyond Need</strong></span><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://falitechiropractic.com/uploads/mountains_in_distance.jpg\" style=\"width: 284px; height: 177px; float: right;\" /></h1> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; When you constantly think in terms of needs, it focuses your thoughts on what you don&#39;t have, on lack and limitation.&nbsp; That kind of thinking will hold you back.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Instead, set your thoughts free to soar, away from the needs, away from the limitations.&nbsp; For every perceived need, there is an opportunity.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Direct your thoughts toward those opportunities.&nbsp; Instead of living in bondage to your needs, live each moment in expression of your highest and best possibilities.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; That doesn&#39;t mean that you abandon your responsibilities, or live in a fantasy world where there are no problems.&nbsp; It means that your best response, to whatever life may hold, is to connect with the positive possibilities.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Yes, there are very real factors that impede your progress, very real challenges to be overcome...and there is absolutely no sense in adding to those obstacles with your own limiting thoughts.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Your thoughts are yours to create, so choose the ones that generate positive, productive energy in your life.&nbsp; When you stop needing so much, you can start doing so much more.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -- Ralph Marston</p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\"><span style=\"font-size:20px;\">********</span></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; We all know that our thoughts have a huge impact on how we feel.&nbsp; It is implementing our thoughts that is the hard part.&nbsp; Dr. D.D. Palmer, the discoverer of chiropractic said in 1895 that there are three main causes of subluxation (remember: <u>subluxation is nervous system interference</u>.&nbsp; That interference hinders the POWER that made your body...affecting its ability to heal):</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ~thots (thoughts)</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ~trauma</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ~toxins</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It&rsquo;s interesting that he put &quot;thots&quot; as the number one cause of subluxations. . . and we know this to be true today.</p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\"><strong><span style=\"font-size:20px;\">We Love &amp; Appreciate You!!!</span></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> You Are PRICELESS! http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog/100-fascinating-brain-facts/2015/1/19/you-are-priceless/ Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:01:22 -0500<p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">&nbsp;<img alt=\"\" src=\"https://falitechiropractic.com/uploads/Dollar_sign.jpg\" style=\"width: 251px; height: 201px; float: left;\" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; You and your loved ones may know that, but now a Yale University biophysicist has determined scientifically that a pound of human flesh is worth about $111,475 and a whole body around $6 million.&nbsp; And those prices only cover raw materials, the hormones, proteins, enzymes, RNA, DNA, amino acids, and other complex biochemicals that are the stuff of life, Dr. Harold J. Morowitz says.</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fashioning the $6 million chemical shopping list into human cells might cost $6,000,000,000,000 [six thousand trillion dollars], Morowitz estimates assembling the resulting heap of cells into tissue, the tissue into organs, and the organs into a warm body might drain all the treasuries of the world, with no guarantee of success, Morowitz concluded.</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Morowitz described his human value analysis in a column he writes for Hospital Practice magazine.&nbsp; His calculations, he said, lead &ldquo;suddenly and sharply [to] the realization that each human being is priceless.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Morowitz was prompted to do the calculations by the popular saying that the materials which make up the average human body are worth only 97 cents.&nbsp; This piddling sum only reflects the market value of basic atomic elements&mdash;carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, iron, phosphorus, calcium, sodium&mdash;found in the molecules of the average body.&nbsp; A more appropriate measure, Morowitz thought, would be the retail cost of complete human biochemicals, most of which can be purchased from chemical specialty supply firms, so he began checking catalogues.</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The prices ranged from a modest $2.95 a gram for hemoglobin [the blood&rsquo;s oxygen-carrying substance] to $17,500,000 a gram for prolactic, a hormone that stimulates and helps regulate milk production by the female breasts.&nbsp; Other items in a do-it-yourself human kit would include DNA, at $768 a gram, crystalline insulin for $47.50 a gram, alkaline phosphatase at $225 a gram, and acetate kinase for $8,860 a gram, Morowitz found.</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &ldquo;The real shocker came when I got to follicle-stimulating hormone at $4,800,000 a gram&mdash;clearly outside the reach of anything Tiffany&rsquo;s could offer,&rdquo; he said.&nbsp; &ldquo;I&rsquo;m going to suggest it as a gift for people who have everything.&nbsp; For the really wealthy, there is prolactin at $175,000,000 a gram, street price.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Collagen, a fibrous protein &ldquo;glue&rdquo; that holds the body together, was a relative bargain at $15 a gram.</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Using the best scientific estimate of the amount of each biochemical in an average human body, Morowitz calculated that human tissue is worth $245.54 per gram dry weight, based on the catalogue prices.&nbsp; He computed his own 168-pound body weight in grams, subtracted the 68 percent that is water, and multiplied by $245.54.</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &ldquo;The number literally jumped out at me&mdash;$6,000,015.44&mdash;I was a Six Million Dollar Man, no doubt about it, and really an enormous upgrade to my ego after the 97 cent evaluation,&rdquo; Morowitz quipped.&nbsp; </span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; From there Morowitz went on to calculate that assembly costs for a human body indeed are incalculable.&nbsp; Chiropractors have been saying this since D.D. Palmer delivered the first adjustment in 1895!!&nbsp; You are priceless&mdash;your body is a true miracle&hellip;..treat it that way!!!</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\"><strong><span style=\"font-size:20px;\">We Love And Appreciate You!!!</span></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Keep Swinging! http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog/100-fascinating-brain-facts/2014/12/29/keep-swinging/ Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:06:24 -0500<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://falitechiropractic.com/uploads/Batter_up,_Charlie_Brown.jpg\" style=\"width: 534px; height: 401px; float: left;\" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style=\"font-size:24px;\">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\"><span style=\"font-size:24px;\"><span style=\"font-size:36px;\"><strong>Keep Swinging!</strong></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A little boy was overheard talking to himself as he strode through his backyard, baseball cap in place and toting a bat and ball.&nbsp; &ldquo;I&rsquo;m the greatest baseball player in the world,&rdquo; he said proudly.&nbsp; Then he tossed the ball in the air, swung, and missed.&nbsp; Undaunted, he picked up the ball, threw it into the air, and said to himself, &ldquo;I&rsquo;m the greatest baseball player ever!&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp; He swung at the ball again, and again he missed.&nbsp; He paused a moment to examine bat and ball carefully.&nbsp; Then once again he threw the ball into the air and said, &ldquo;I&rsquo;m the greatest baseball player who ever lived.&rdquo;&nbsp; He swung the bat hard and again missed the ball.&nbsp; &ldquo;Wow!&rdquo; he exclaimed.&nbsp; &ldquo;What a pitcher!&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; This little boy understands one of the major keys to a happy, successful, abundant life!&nbsp; Sure he could have thrown a tantrum because he kept missing the ball but he chose to respond positively; to adopt a more empowering meaning.&nbsp; How do you respond when you feel you are &ldquo;striking out?&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; One of our greatest life lessons to learn is the challenges we all face - health, finances, family, relationships, professional, etc. - present themselves so we may evolve and grow.&nbsp; In fact, the exact challenges we have are the exact lessons we need to learn.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ultimately, we have two choices: complain about the challenges/lessons in our life and have those same challenges and lessons repeatedly show up so we spend a whole lifetime on the same lesson...or we can be grateful for our lessons, learn from them quickly and move on.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; When you feel like you&rsquo;re swinging too hard and just can&rsquo;t hit the ball remember: NOTHING has any meaning in your life except the meaning you give it.&nbsp; So, step back, adopt an empowering meaning, learn your lesson, and swing at the next pitch!</p> <p>&ldquo;I prayed for strength, and God gave me challenges to strengthen me.&rdquo;&nbsp; Old Proverb</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\"><span style=\"font-size:28px;\">We Love and Appreciate You!</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Is Stress REALLY Deadly? http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog/100-fascinating-brain-facts/2014/11/7/is-stress-really-deadly/ Fri, 07 Nov 2014 10:19:10 -0500<p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">How exactly does modern STRESS kill people?&nbsp;<img alt=\"\" height=\"205\" src=\"https://falitechiropractic.com/uploads/Charlie_Brown.jpg\" style=\"float: right; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid;\" width=\"251\" /></span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">STRESS causes:</span></p> <p style=\"margin-left:18.0pt;\"><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">1.&nbsp;The brain to short-circuit.&nbsp; The brain hemispheres become imbalanced or what is know neurologically as Lateralized.&nbsp; This&nbsp; means instead of both hemispheres being synchronized, or communicating equally, one hemisphere becomes overly dominant and one becomes sub-dominate, or passive.</span></p> <p style=\"margin-left:18.0pt;\"><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">2.&nbsp;Due to this brain imbalance, one side of the body becomes overly tense.</span></p> <p style=\"margin-left:18.0pt;\"><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">3.&nbsp;The opposite side of the body becomes excessively weak.</span></p> <p style=\"margin-left:18.0pt;\"><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">4.&nbsp;The hip/pelvis on the overly tense/tight side will be pulled up or elevated one quarter to one inch.</span></p> <p style=\"margin-left:18.0pt;\"><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">5.&nbsp;The elevated hip/pelvis will cause the spine to misalign/distort/subluxate in 3 to 9 areas.</span></p> <p style=\"margin-left:18.0pt;\"><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">6.&nbsp;The overly tight/tense side will cause the foot on that side to be up to one inch shorter than the opposite foot.</span></p> <p style=\"margin-left:18.0pt;\"><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">7.&nbsp;Tension and tightness will be felt in the neck and low back on the overly tight side.</span></p> <p style=\"margin-left:18.0pt;\"><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">8.&nbsp;Weak arm and leg muscles will be demonstrated on the excessively weak side.</span></p> <p style=\"margin-left:18.0pt;\"><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">9.&nbsp;The brain stays in an outer-reactive, locked-down, intense mode where it slips into a mid-level brain functioning and prioritizes survival.&nbsp; In this state, the brain pays less attention to maintaining healthy functioning.</span></p> <p style=\"margin-left:18.0pt;\"><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">10.&nbsp;Stress hormones, adrenaline and cortisol get produced in excessive amounts and stay constantly elevated.</span></p> <p style=\"margin-left:18.0pt;\"><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">11.&nbsp;Cells, tissues, and organs become weakened, decayed, degenerated, and may die prematurely.</span></p> <p style=\"margin-left:18.0pt;\"><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">12.&nbsp;The immune system is weakened and depressed leaving one vulnerable to colds, viruses, opportunistic bacteria, and numerous other pathogens.</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">This flow chart shows exactly how STRESS weakens a person and causes 80%-90% of all illness and disease to manifest.</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">The STRESS of modern life isn&rsquo;t going anywhere.&nbsp; The key to health and longevity is being able to consistently process the STRESS to prevent and/or minimize this whole destructive process.</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">And what is one of the best ways to process your STRESS and remain healthy...OUR UNIQUE AND POWERFUL ADJUSTMENTS!!&nbsp; That&rsquo;s right...when you come in and get re-booted and re-energized, not only do you feel better but you are stronger, healthier, happier, more alive, and DE-STRESSED!!</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Echo...echo...echo... http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog/100-fascinating-brain-facts/2014/10/7/echoechoecho/ Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:13:11 -0400<p style=\"text-align: center;\"><strong><span style=\"font-size:22px;\">The Mountain Story</span></strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img alt=\"\" src=\"https://falitechiropractic.com/uploads/mountains.jpg\" style=\"width: 284px; height: 177px; float: right;\" /></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">A son and his father were walking in the mountains.&nbsp; Suddenly, his son fell, hurt himself and screamed:&nbsp; &ldquo;AAAHHHHHH!!!&rdquo;&nbsp; To his surprise, he heard the voice repeating somewhere in the mountain:&nbsp; &ldquo;AAAHHHHHH!!!&rdquo;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">Curious, he yelled:&nbsp; &ldquo;WHO ARE YOU?&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">He received the answer:&nbsp; &ldquo;WHO ARE YOU?&rdquo;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">And then he screamed to the mountains:&nbsp; &ldquo;I ADMIRE YOU!&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">The voice answered:&nbsp; &ldquo;I ADMIRE YOU!&rdquo;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">Angered at the response, he screamed:&nbsp; &ldquo;COWARD!&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">He received the answer:&nbsp; &ldquo;COWARD!&rdquo;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">He looked to his father and asked:&nbsp; &ldquo;What&rsquo;s going on?&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">The father smiled and said:&nbsp; &ldquo;My son, pay attention.&rdquo;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">Then the man screamed:&nbsp; &ldquo;YOU ARE A CHAMPION!&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">The voice answered:&nbsp; &ldquo;YOU ARE A CHAMPION!&rdquo;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">The boy was surprised and didn&rsquo;t understand.&nbsp; Then the father explained:&nbsp; &ldquo;People call this an ECHO, but this is LIFE.&nbsp; It gives you back everything you say or do.&nbsp; Our lives are simply a reflection of our actions.&nbsp; If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart.&nbsp; If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence.&nbsp; This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life.&nbsp; Life will give you back everything you have given to it.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">YOUR LIFE IS NOT A COINCIDENCE.&nbsp; IT IS A REFLECTION OF YOU!!!</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\"><span style=\"font-size:20px;\"><strong>We Love &amp; Appreciate You!!!</strong></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> SMILE!!! http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog/100-fascinating-brain-facts/2014/8/29/smile/ Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:03:35 -0400<p><span style=\"font-size:20px;\">SMILE!!!</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">Sometimes when I am walking through Kroger, sitting in traffic, or just driving around town, I like to think about the people I see.&nbsp; I wonder what their lives are like...what kind of day are they having, do they enjoy their career, how many kids do they have, why do they still have that political bumper sticker on their car...just weird stuff like that.&nbsp; Come on, you know you do that, too!</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">We have all encountered the occasional grumpy person, maybe in the checkout line or maybe cutting someone off in traffic.&nbsp; Zig Ziglar, a well-known motivational speaker, used to say to not let those people get to you.&nbsp; You never know what is going on in someone&#39;s life/world.&nbsp; They may be dealing with an illness in the family, a job loss, an argument with their spouse...you get the idea.&nbsp; Zig referred to this as someone &quot;kicking their cat.&quot;&nbsp; Boy, if someone kicked my cat, I would definitely be upset and it would probably have an affect on my day!&nbsp; Of course, Sassy is very sweet, so I don&#39;t know why anyone would kick her.&nbsp; But, I digress....</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">My point is that we are all humans BEING.&nbsp; Yes, you read that correctly.&nbsp; Think about it.&nbsp; We are humans experiencing this thing we call </span><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">LIFE.&nbsp; Some days are &quot;good,&quot; and some days it just feels like someone has been kicking your cat.&nbsp; What can you do, right?&nbsp; Well, you can start by being kind to people you meet.&nbsp; Give them a big SMILE and say hello.&nbsp; You might help turn their day aroun</span><img alt=\"\" height=\"275\" src=\"https://falitechiropractic.com/uploads/Sassy.JPG\" style=\"float: right;\" width=\"364\" /><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">d.</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">Never underestimate the power of being kind.&nbsp; And, if all else fails...</span><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">take a page out of Sassy&#39;s book!</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">We love and appreciate you!!!</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Back to School Back to YOU! http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog/100-fascinating-brain-facts/2014/8/4/back-to-school-back-to-you/ Mon, 04 Aug 2014 08:28:45 -0400<p style=\"text-align: center;\"><span style=\"font-size:22px;\"><strong>Back to School, Back to YOU!</strong></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img alt=\"\" src=\"https://falitechiropractic.com/uploads/school_bus.jpg\" style=\"width: 200px; height: 211px; float: right;\" /></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">With the beginning of the school year upon us, there can be mixed emotions.&nbsp; Yes, the traffic will get worse, there will be homework to do, checks to write for school activities, and schedules to implement.&nbsp; Gone will be the carefree days of staying up late and sleeping in...not nagging the children to do an assignment or even take a shower!</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">On the flip side, a &quot;routine&quot; can be great!&nbsp; With structure comes the known...you may find you have a little time to yourself each day.&nbsp; You can get back to exercising regularly, attending to work-related items that may have been falling by the wayside (like blogging), or even meeting a friend for a grown-up playdate/lunch.</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">This can be YOUR TIME...enjoy it!&nbsp; Think about what would be good for you - read a book, take a walk, go to your favorite chiropractor.&nbsp; We&#39;ve all heard the saying, &quot;Without your health, you have nothing.&quot;&nbsp; How true that is!&nbsp; By taking better care of yourself, you will be able to take better care of the other people in your life, too.</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">So, when you think &quot;Back to School,&quot; also think about getting back to you - use this opportunity to get reconnected to yourself...hey, <u>we</u> can help you with that!&nbsp; See you soon!</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\"><span style=\"font-size:20px;\"><strong>We Love &amp; Appreciate You!!!</strong></span></p> Your Brain...it is a Beauty and a Beast! http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog/100-fascinating-brain-facts/2014/6/20/your-brainit-is-a-beauty-and-a-beast/ Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:17:03 -0400<p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; My daughter, Ava, and I are performing this summer with our community theater group in Disney&#39;s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.&nbsp; There is so much that goes into this type of production...building and painting the set, learning blocking for scenes, memorizing music and lyrics, finding and making costumes, selling tickets, advertising...not to mention lighting, sound, concessions for the show...there is just a lot to organize!&nbsp; Throughout the course of 7 weeks during the summer, our group (Johns Creek Players) works incredibly hard as a team to produce the top-notch shows that this community has come to expect.&nbsp; Sometimes, things get challenging, but we always find a way to make it come together at the end.&nbsp; I love every minute of it!!!</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The ebb and flow of putting together such a massive production is similar to the way our brains function.&nbsp; The brain is constantly receiving input...it needs to be able to organize thousands of things at any given time, decide what is of primary importance, and act accordingly.&nbsp; Just think about your day so far: you woke up, sat up in bed, probably went to the bathroom, grabbed a bite to eat, etc.&nbsp; Now think about the things your brain handled for you without you consciously telling it to do so: breathing, eyes open and registering what is in front of you, muscles contracting so you can walk to the bathroom, your bladder and kidneys processing waste, digesting food to make energy to fuel your body, etc.&nbsp; These are just the obvious ones.&nbsp; Your brain and nervous system do thousands of things every minute to keep your body functioning.</span><span style=\"font-size:16px;\"><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://falitechiropractic.com/uploads/B_TB_-_Poster_-_Rose-5.jpg\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 464px; float: right;\" /></span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Occasionally, something &quot;beastly&quot; may flare up...you have a pain somewhere, an organ doesn&#39;t work 100% correctly, stress inundates your life, dis-ease sets in, etc.&nbsp; These are circumstances that may force your brain to look for a different solution...a different pathway.&nbsp; When our brains are able to make those new pathways, your body functions better and is healthier all around.&nbsp; It&#39;s BEAUTIFUL!</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; So today, take a moment to marvel at the beauty that is your nervous system and body.&nbsp; And...come see our show! :-)</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Get Synchronized! http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog/100-fascinating-brain-facts/2014/5/14/get-synchronized/ Wed, 14 May 2014 10:05:58 -0400<p style=\"text-align: center;\"><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://falitechiropractic.com/uploads/Bad_synchronized_swimming.jpg\" style=\"width: 350px; height: 180px; float: left; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px;\" /></p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\">&nbsp;</p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\">&nbsp;</p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\">&nbsp;</p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\"><span style=\"color:#0000FF;\"><span style=\"font-size: 28px;\"><strong>Get Synchronized!</strong></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\"><span style=\"font-size:18px;\"><span style=\"color: rgb(0, 0, 255);\">Have you ever seen really BAD synchronized swimming?&nbsp; (HINT: check out the picture above).&nbsp; Let&#39;s just say, that it is representative of your brain before a reboot.&nbsp; Our manual Synchronization process offers the simplest, most powerful and effective way to deal with the pressures of daily living...a guaranteed way to minimize the devastating effects of stress, tension, and worry.</span></span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\"><span style=\"font-size:18px;\"><span style=\"color: rgb(0, 0, 255);\">Wouldn&#39;t you rather your brain look like the photo below? &nbsp;</span><span style=\"color: rgb(0, 0, 255);\">Experience greater harmony, well-being, and personal power...Get Synchronized!!! </span>&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\"><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://falitechiropractic.com/uploads/synchronized_swimming.jpg\" style=\"width: 600px; height: 450px;\" /></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mary's Story Healthcare vs. Crisis Care http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog/100-fascinating-brain-facts/2014/4/28/marys-story-healthcare-vs-crisis-care/ Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:01:20 -0400<p>Mary&#39;s Story:&nbsp; Healthcare vs. Crisis Care</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mary started in our office, as most patients do, with a long list of illnesses and complaints.&nbsp; After examining Mary, I explained to her that her problems stemmed from a major imbalance in her brain and nervous system.&nbsp; I further explained that I would not be treating her aches and pains but instead, would focus on balancing her brain and body.&nbsp; If she allowed her body enough time to heal, the adjustments would allow her to feel better and function better than ever before.&nbsp; Well, Mary did not understand me.&nbsp; Every time she would come in for an adjustment, she would complain, &ldquo;It&rsquo;s my headaches, my neck pain, my low back pain.&rdquo;&nbsp; I would respond, &ldquo;No Mary.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s the imbalance in your brain and nerous system.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s what is causing your problems.&rdquo;&nbsp; Visit after visit, time after time, she would complain, &ldquo;my neck, my tooth, my finger&rdquo; and I would say, &ldquo;It&rsquo;s the imbalance in your brain and nerous system, Mary.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; This continued non-stop until one day we heard a loud screech in the parking lot.&nbsp; After a while we started to hear some faint scratching noises.&nbsp; We didn&rsquo;t think anything of the noises until they got louder and louder.&nbsp; I headed to the front door of the office, where the noises were coming from, and saw something lying on the ground right outside the door!&nbsp; It was Mary!&nbsp; She had tire tracks all over her body, her dress was ripped to shreds, one eye was hanging out of its socket, blood was spewing from every orifice of her body, and her scalp was partially ripped from her head.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &ldquo;Oh my gosh!&nbsp; Mary you&rsquo;ve been run over by a car!&nbsp; Your arms are broken!&nbsp; You&rsquo;re bleeding internally!&nbsp; You&rsquo;re losing a huge amount of blood!&nbsp; And your face is disfigured...we need to call 911!&rdquo;&nbsp; And Mary, almost too weak to speak, muttered, &ldquo;No, Dr. Michael.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s the imbalance in my brain!&nbsp; I need an adjustment!!&rdquo;</p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\"><span style=\"font-size:18px;\">* * * * * * * *</span></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Obviously, Mary was confused about the difference between healthcare and crisis care, and when to use the services of each.&nbsp; Unfortunately, much of our society seems to be as confused as Mary.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Despite what you may think, the medical system with medical doctors, hospitals, and prescription drugs is NOT healthcare...it is crisis care, or emergency care.&nbsp; Make no mistake about it.&nbsp; The medical system in this country is the absolute best at what they do: saving lives in true emergency situations (heart attacks, car accidents, burn victims, or like in Mary&rsquo;s case,&nbsp; getting hit by large moving metal objects).</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; While the medical community is great at crisis situations, they are clueless when it comes to health related matters.&nbsp; Medical doctors deal with sickness and disease, not health and vitality.&nbsp; They treat the condition and not the person.&nbsp; Case in point: go to your M.D. or local hospital and tell them you have no major complaints...you feel great...but you came to get even healthier.&nbsp; What will they do?&nbsp; Absolutely nothing: there are no drugs to give or surgeries to perform!</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Conversely, as chiropractors our specialty is natural, holistic healthcare.&nbsp; Our expertise is keeping your body tuned-up to its God-given potential, allowing optimum health and function.&nbsp; We do not treat specific diseases or conditions (Mary had a tough time understanding this) but rather, treat the person first, and allow the body to heal itself.&nbsp; Therefore, I do not deal with emergency situations.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s really pretty simple.&nbsp; If you, God forbid, have blood splurting out of your femoral artery, feel like you&rsquo;re having a heart attack, or get your body mangled in some type of catastrophe (as Mary did), do not come in for your adjustment that day (as Mary did) - but go straight to the hospital!&nbsp; Once you are sutured up, resuscitated, or revived I will come to the ER to adjust you!</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A serious problem today is that people do not know the difference between healthcare and crisis care and thus, do not know how to use doctors.&nbsp; People are visiting medical doctors for things M.D.&rsquo;s have no viable answers for: low back pain, headaches, migraines, carpal tunnel, cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons, chronic fatigue, etc.&nbsp; The results have been disastrous.&nbsp; We have more pain, more sickness, more dysfunction, more disease, more obseity, more unhappiness, and more people taking drugs for unhappiness than ever before.&nbsp; In other words, someone should only go to the hospital or medical doctor if they have a true crisis or true emergency.&nbsp; If you get confused and go to your medical doctor (crisis care doctor) for healthcare there is a good chance their treatment (drugs, surgery) will severely harm you or kill you.&nbsp; This is what happens when people misuse their doctors.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; So remember, there are two types of care:<strong><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://falitechiropractic.com/uploads/Healthy_person_cartoon[1].jpg\" style=\"float: right; width: 213px; height: 201px;\" /></strong></p> <p>1.&nbsp; healthcare: chiropractic, nutrition, exercise, massage, vitamins, natural remedies, acupuncture, emotional balance, etc.</p> <p>2. emergency care/crisis care: medical doctors, drugs, surgery.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; There is a time and a need for both.&nbsp; However, we challenge you to have more faith in the power that made your body and only use crisis care when it truly is a crisis...just ask Mary!</p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\"><strong><span style=\"font-size:20px;\">We love &amp; appreciate you!!!</span></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Rainy Days and Mondays... http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog/100-fascinating-brain-facts/2014/4/7/rainy-days-and-mondays/ Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:53:01 -0400<p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Although I love the Carpenters, I have always thought that song was very negative.&nbsp; Here we are...on a rainy Monday...but why do we have to be down?&nbsp; Those of you who know us well know that we are big on &quot;re-framing&quot; the way you look at things.&nbsp; There is always a silver lining to every cloud, let&#39;s make lemonade out of lemons, etc.&nbsp; In this case, we in the Atlanta area should welcome the rain.&nbsp; It washes away some of the springtime pollen that makes so many people uncomfortable.&nbsp; It also helps the plants green up, the flowers grow, and the earth get ready for a long, hot summer.&nbsp; It might seem a little dreary when you look out the window, but just be grateful that we have free water today!&nbsp; Think how low your water bill will be! :-)<img alt=\"\" src=\"https://falitechiropractic.com/uploads/winnie-the-pooh-rainyday.jpg\" style=\"width: 256px; height: 192px; float: right;\" /></span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Take a few minutes to just sit in silence and listen to the rain falling.&nbsp; It is so peaceful.&nbsp; You can almost hear the grass growing!&nbsp; If you are feeling adventurous, put on your rain boots and go for a short walk.&nbsp; Don&#39;t forget to splash around in a puddle!&nbsp; It&#39;s fun!!!</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">&nbsp;&nbsp; See you soon!&nbsp; We love and appreciate you!!!</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> The Alpha State http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog/100-fascinating-brain-facts/2014/3/19/the-alpha-state/ Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:17:41 -0400<p><span style=\"font-size:26px;\"><strong>The Alpha State</strong></span><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://falitechiropractic.com/uploads/car_stuck_in_mud.jpg\" style=\"width: 275px; height: 193px; float: right;\" /></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The natural, non-stressed, idling frequency of your brain is around 8 Hertz (Hz), called the Alpha State.&nbsp; Interestingly, this is very close to the natural vibrational frequency of the planet.&nbsp; It is completely normal and appropriate for your brain to slide into the Beta State (above 14 Hz) as anxiety levels and/or focus and concentration increases.&nbsp; </span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; However, ongoing physical, mental, emotional, chemical, and electromagnetic stress causes the brain to get inappropriately locked in the Beta State...literally STUCK in a &quot;stressed-out&quot; brain wave state!&nbsp; It is like having your car stuck in the mud!&nbsp; This loss of brain wave fluidity and brain wave flexibility is the source of untold human suffering, pain and unhappiness.&nbsp; </span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The good news?&nbsp; Our brain wave synchronization process instantly awakens the brain, unlocks it, REBOOTS the brain...restoring brain wave flexibility and refreshing the brain.&nbsp; This allows your brain to return to its normal idling state: the Alpha State...the more peaceful, harmonious, intuitive, connected, relaxed, and healing state...YES!!!</span></p> Let It Go!!! http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog/100-fascinating-brain-facts/2014/3/5/let-it-go/ Wed, 05 Mar 2014 09:14:34 -0500<p style=\"text-align: center;\"><span style=\"font-size:28px;\"><strong><span style=\"background-color:#00FFFF;\">Let It Go!!!</span></strong></span></p> <div><iframe allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"315\" src=\"//www.youtube.com/embed/17QQcK4l6Yw\" width=\"560\"></iframe></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">By now, most people have heard about John Travolta&#39;s butchering of Idina Menzel&#39;s name...er...Adele Dazeem...at the Oscars.&nbsp; Some have defended him, saying he has dyslexia, while others have said he should have pronounced it correctly.&nbsp; After all, he was only responsible for remembering ONE name.&nbsp; Whichever camp you side with, it must be noted that Idina seemed fine with it.&nbsp; She had to &quot;let it go&quot; and sing on the spot.&nbsp; Good for her!</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">In this day and age, it is so easy to make excuses when things don&#39;t go our way...my co-worker didn&#39;t get their part of the job done; the dog ate my homework - OK, that is an old one; it was Billy&#39;s fault we lost the game; the teacher doesn&#39;t like me; John Travolta screwed up my name; (insert excuse here).&nbsp; Perhaps we can all learn from this example and just &quot;let it go&quot; when something doesn&#39;t go our way.&nbsp; As the old saying goes, &quot;sometimes you get the bear and sometimes the bear gets you.&quot;</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">The important thing is to learn from your experiences and do better the next time.&nbsp; The way Idina handled herself was beautiful.&nbsp; And, in the grand scheme of life this was just a blip on the radar.&nbsp; It seems it is already giving her fantastic career a boost.&nbsp; There&#39;s no such thing as bad publicity!</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">So, the next time your morning starts off like this: the coffee maker breaks, your 7-year old barfs in the car on the way to school, you forget the flash drive with the finalized presentation that is due at 11am, there is a traffic jam on 400...you get the idea...try to &quot;let it go!&quot;&nbsp; Laugh to yourself about how ridiculous the whole thing is...maybe even play that song from FROZEN - what is the name of it again???&nbsp; This is a crazy life we all have, but let&#39;s be grateful for every moment and let go the things we can&#39;t control.</span></p> <p><span style=\"font-size:16px;\">So if you pass me driving around town and see me belting out a song, you can bet I am singing along with Adele Dazeem!</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\"><span style=\"font-size:18px;\"><strong>We love and appreciate you!!!</strong></span></p> It's Magical!!! http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog/100-fascinating-brain-facts/2014/2/20/its-magical/ Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:39:26 -0500<p style=\"text-align: center;\"><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://falitechiropractic.com/uploads/magic-wand.jpg\" style=\"width: 220px; height: 147px; float: left;\" /><strong><span style=\"font-size:24px;\"><span style=\"color: rgb(128, 0, 128);\">It&#39;s Magical!!!</span></span></strong></p> <p><span style=\"color:#800080;\"><span style=\"font-size: 18px;\">We hear this sort of comment regularly in our office after an adjustment...people are amazed at what a difference being balanced makes!&nbsp; </span></span></p> <p><span style=\"color:#800080;\"><span style=\"font-size: 18px;\">So, how do you know if you need a re-boot?&nbsp; Well, it isn&#39;t always obvious.&nbsp; You don&#39;t have to be crawling around on your hands and knees or using heavy narcotics before you come into the office.&nbsp; Pay attention to the little things...does your brain feel a bit foggy?&nbsp; Are you lacking energy or feeling fatigued?&nbsp; Do you have occasional symptoms that you try to attribute to &quot;getting a little older?&quot;&nbsp; Do you just feel &quot;off?&quot;</span></span></p> <p><span style=\"color:#800080;\"><span style=\"font-size: 18px;\">By getting a re-boot, your brain hemispheres are once again connected and your body can work better.&nbsp; The adjustments you get in our office are unique - just ask any one of our patients!&nbsp; That&#39;s why people come from all over to receive care here at Falite Chiropractic - the current record-holder is a patient who came from Ireland!&nbsp; </span></span></p> <p><span style=\"color:#800080;\"><span style=\"font-size: 18px;\">Don&#39;t let anything stop you from experiencing all that life can offer!&nbsp; Get adjusted today and experience the magic!</span></span></p> <p><span style=\"color:#800080;\"><span style=\"font-size: 18px;\">We love &amp; appreciate you!!!</span></span></p> H2O is the Way To Go!!! http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog/100-fascinating-brain-facts/2012/3/16/h2o-is-the-way-to-go/ Fri, 16 Mar 2012 11:39:54 -0400<p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 28px\"><strong><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://falitechiropractic.com/uploads/Falite_water.jpg\" style=\"width: 275px; float: left; height: 183px\" /></strong></span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 28px\"><strong>H2O Is The Way </strong></span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 28px\"><strong>To Go!</strong></span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> &nbsp;</p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Water is vital to the functioning of the human body.&nbsp; In fact, we are composed of just 25% solid matter and 75% water.&nbsp; The brain consists of 85% water, accounts for only 1/50th of the total body weight, and receives 20% of all blood circulation.&nbsp; This is just one more example of how the nervous system is the most important system in the body.&nbsp; It takes water to carry on the daily physiologic processes that need to occur every second of every day within your cells.&nbsp; It is vital to your body metabolism, nerve transmission, cellular integrity, protein and enzyme function, and blood volume just to name a few.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; One way to tell if you are drinking enough water is to check your urine color.&nbsp; It should be light yellow to almost colorless.&nbsp; If it is darker than this it is a signal that your kidneys are working too hard to get rid of the toxins in your body.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sometimes, symptoms that people experience can be directly traced back to dehydration.&nbsp; Morning sickness, headaches, chest pain, heartburn, arthritis pain, muscle soreness, high blood pressure, excess body weight, and water retention are some of the most common symptoms.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Drinks like tea, coffee, alcohol, and sodas are not good substitutes for water because they contain dehydrating agents.&nbsp; Chronic use of drinks like these in lieu of water lead to a decrease in your natural thirst sensation.&nbsp; If you wait for your mouth to be dry before you drink, you are waiting too long.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Another misconception is that salt dehydrates you and is bad.&nbsp; Actually, it is an essential ingredient in the body.&nbsp; Approximately 27% of the salt content of the body is stored in the bones in the form of crystals because they make the bones hard.&nbsp; Thus, a salt deficiency could contribute to the development of osteoporosis.&nbsp; Salt will be taken out of the bones to maintain its vital normal levels in the blood.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Your body needs an absolute minimum of six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day.&nbsp; The best times to drink water are: one glass 30 minutes before each meal and another glass 2 1/2 hours after eating.&nbsp; This is a minimum.&nbsp; Shoot for 64 ounces a day and you&rsquo;ll be on track (that&rsquo;s just two Falite Chiro bottles full).&nbsp; In fact, you&rsquo;ll be doing swimmingly!&nbsp; For more info, check out <u>Your Body&rsquo;s Many Cries For Water</u> by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.</p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <strong><span style=\"font-size: 22px\">We Love &amp; Appreciate You!!!</span></strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Happy Birthday Papa! http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog/100-fascinating-brain-facts/2012/2/29/happy-birthday-papa/ Wed, 29 Feb 2012 13:51:00 -0500<p style=\"text-align: center\"> <strong><span style=\"font-size: 36px\"><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://falitechiropractic.com/uploads/Falite_1922.jpg\" style=\"width: 200px; float: left; height: 315px\" />Happy Birthday,</span></strong></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <strong><span style=\"font-size: 36px\">Papa!!!</span></strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dr. Michael&#39;s father, Tony,&nbsp;is turning 90 on Monday...90 years old!!!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; As new immigrants, the Falite family settled in Everett, Massachusetts after being separated for several years.&nbsp; Tony&#39;s father originally came to America from Sicily while his wife and first child stayed behind.&nbsp; Once he could afford to bring them over, he did just that.&nbsp;&nbsp;The third&nbsp;of seven children,&nbsp;Tony was a hard worker.&nbsp; As a youth, he delivered ice and eventually learned the trade of plumbing.&nbsp; While home on leave from the Army, he met his future bride, Gloria.&nbsp; They were married in 1947 and went on to&nbsp;have 5 children (the youngest of which is Dr. Michael).</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 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 &ldquo;times&rdquo; in general.&nbsp; When Papa was born in 1922, the President was Warren G. Harding.&nbsp; Here are some other interesting facts from that year:</p> <p> - Geological survey says U.S. oil supply would be depleted in 20 years.&nbsp; I guess they were wrong about that one...</p> <p> - Babe Ruth signs 3 years at $52,000 a year New York Yankee contract.&nbsp; Cheap compared to today&#39;s contracts!- Supreme Court unanimously upheld 19th amend woman&#39;s right to vote</p> <p> - 1st southern radio station begins (WSB, Atlanta Georgia).&nbsp; It is still on the air today.</p> <p> - British court sentences Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years in prison</p> <p> - 1st airplane lands at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.</p> <p> - 1st microfilm device introduced</p> <p> - Ralph Samuelson is the first person to Ski on Water and the sport of Waterskiing is born</p> <p> - China, hit by a typhoon; about 60,000 die</p> <p> - 1st facsimile photo send over city telephone lines, Washington, D.C.</p> <p> - Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes 1st woman in Senate</p> <p> - 1st coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game</p> <p> - Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy&#39;s government</p> <p> - 1st successful technicolor movie (Tall of the Sea), shown in New York City</p> <p> - American Pro Football Association renamed &quot;National Football League&quot;</p> <p> - WOC-AM in Davenport, Iowa begins radio transmissions.&nbsp; Ronald Regan was on the air a decade later.</p> <p> - Film director Hal Roach released the first of many &#39;short&#39; features called &#39;Our Gang.&#39; 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 &#39;Little Rascals&#39; for television.</p> <p> &nbsp;- 1922&#39;s Most Popular Christmas gift: &quot;Playing Doctor&quot; kits</p> <p> - Lincoln Memorial is dedicated by Former US President William Howard Taft</p> <p> - The Tomb of Tutankhamen is discovered on November 4th in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.</p> <p> - Under new additional Prohibition Laws home brewing is illegal</p> <p> - Fifty thousand people affected during Lower Louisiana Floods causing concerns over starvation</p> <p> - The Reader&rsquo;s Digest Magazine is launched</p> <p> - First successful insulin treatment of diabetes in Canada</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Above all else, Papa is a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.&nbsp; We are very happy to be able to celebrate with him.&nbsp; Is there someone in your life that you respect, admire and love?&nbsp; Tell them!&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 26px\"><strong>We love &amp; appreciate you!!!</strong></span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> The Power is in the Panel http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog/100-fascinating-brain-facts/2012/2/17/the-power-is-in-the-panel/ Fri, 17 Feb 2012 12:50:45 -0500<p style=\"text-align: center\"> <strong><span style=\"font-size: 24px\"><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://falitechiropractic.com/uploads/Falite_breakerbox.jpg\" style=\"width: 122px; float: left; height: 159px\" />The Power Is In The Panel</span></strong></p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Imagine you come home late one night and notice from your driveway that some of the lights in your house are not working.&nbsp; You step inside and flip on the kitchen switch&hellip;.no light.&nbsp; Same thing happens in the living room and dining room&hellip;.no lights whatsoever.&nbsp; What do you do?&nbsp; Would you get &ldquo;temporary relief&rdquo; by using a flashlight or candle in these rooms for the next twenty years?&nbsp; Would you immediately change all the light bulbs in every room?&nbsp; Of course not.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The quickest, wisest and easiest solution is to go to your breaker panel!&nbsp; Then, you simply scan down the breakers and look for any that are &ldquo;flipped&rdquo; out of place.&nbsp; Next, you simply switch those breakers back into the &ldquo;on&rdquo; position and whalla&hellip;.lights are on.&nbsp; Now, the interesting part is the light comes on far from the breaker panel itself.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; POWER IS ON!</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; This is a great analogy for what we do in this office.&nbsp; Where is the breaker box for your body?&nbsp; Your spine of course.&nbsp; Each individual spinal bone is like the breakers in your house.&nbsp; When the breaker in your house flips it shuts down the electricity or power to wherever those electrical wires go.&nbsp; The same thing is true with your spine.&nbsp; Your spine flips (misaligns or subluxates) and it shuts down, slows down, interferes with or irritates the nerve flow throughout your body.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; What causes our spine to flip out of alignment in the first place?&nbsp; The answer is stress or anything that overwhelms our system.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; Your spine does the same thing!&nbsp; Isn&rsquo;t that amazing?&nbsp; Chronic physical, mental or chemical stress overwhelms your system and the spine will shift to preserve and protect you.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; How do we fix that?&nbsp; We feel down your spine and find the ones that are flipped and adjust them back (just like you do with your&nbsp; breaker box at home).&nbsp; Then, most importantly, we get out of the way and let your POWER FLOW!</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; So, from now on, think of us as YOUR natural electric company...keeping the juice flowing and the POWER ON!</p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <strong><span style=\"font-size: 22px\">We Love&nbsp;&amp; Appreciate You!!!</span></strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Be our Valen-Spine! http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog/100-fascinating-brain-facts/2012/2/3/be-our-valen-spine/ Fri, 03 Feb 2012 11:02:44 -0500<p> <img alt=\"\" src=\"https://falitechiropractic.com/uploads/Falite_hearthands.jpg\" style=\"width: 170px; float: left; height: 153px\" /></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 48px\"><strong>Be Our </strong></span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 48px\"><strong>Valen-Spine!</strong></span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span style=\"font-size: 26px\">As our Valentine&rsquo;s Day gift to you, </span></p> <p> <span style=\"font-size: 26px\">we would like to invite people </span><span style=\"font-size: 26px\">you </span></p> <p> <span style=\"font-size: 26px\">care about </span><span style=\"font-size: 26px\">to receive a FREE first visit </span></p> <p> <span style=\"font-size: 26px\">on </span><span style=\"font-size: 26px\"><u>February 15th</u>!&nbsp;</span></p> <p> <span style=\"font-size: 26px\">This includes a consultation </span></p> <p> <span style=\"font-size: 26px\">&amp;&nbsp;brain balance&nbsp;exam.</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span style=\"font-size: 26px\">Call 770-667-2232 for an appointment!</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 36px\">We Love &amp; Appreciate You!!!</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Got Sleep??? http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog/100-fascinating-brain-facts/2012/1/27/got-sleep/ Fri, 27 Jan 2012 16:17:48 -0500<p style=\"text-align: center\"> &nbsp;<img alt=\"\" src=\"https://falitechiropractic.com/uploads/Falite-sleepy.jpg\" style=\"border-bottom: 2px solid; border-left: 2px solid; width: 237px; float: left; height: 205px; border-top: 2px solid; border-right: 2px solid\" /><span style=\"font-size: 24px\"><strong>Got Sleep???</strong></span></p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Everyone has an occasional &ldquo;rough&rdquo; night&rsquo;s sleep...toss and turn, toss and turn.&nbsp; But if this happens too often there may be something you can do to fix it.&nbsp; Check the list below and try to incorporate as many of these techniques as you can.</p> <p> 1) No TV right before bed.&nbsp; Even better, get the TV out of the bedroom or even out of the house, completely.&nbsp; It is too stimulating to the brain and it will take longer to fall asleep.&nbsp; Also TV is disruptive of pineal gland function for the same reason as above.</p> <p> 2) Read something spiritual or religious.&nbsp; This will help to relax you.&nbsp; Don&rsquo;t read anything stimulating, such as a mystery or suspense novel, as this may have the opposite effect.&nbsp; In addition, if you are really enjoying a suspenseful book, you might wind up unintentionally reading for hours, instead of going to sleep.</p> <p> 3) Breathe, relax, and/or meditate right before getting into bed.&nbsp; Sit on the floor or a comfortable chair.&nbsp; Close your eyes.&nbsp; Be silent.&nbsp; Breathe for at last 5 full minutes.</p> <p> 4) Wear socks to bed.&nbsp; Due to the fact that they have the poorest circulation, the feet often feel cold before the rest of the body.&nbsp; A study has shown that this reduces night wakings.</p> <p> 5) Sleep in complete darkness or as close as possible.&nbsp; When light hits the eyes, it disrupts the circadian rhythm of the pineal gland and production of melatonin and seratonin.&nbsp; There also should be as little light in the bathroom as possible if you get up in the middle of the night.</p> <p> 6) Avoid before-bed snacks, particularly grains and sugars.&nbsp; This will raise blood sugar and inhibit sleep.&nbsp; Later, when blood sugar drops too low (hypoglycemia), you might wake up and not be able to fall back asleep.</p> <p> 7) Journaling.&nbsp; If you often lay in bed with your mind racing, it might be helpful to keep a journal and write down your thoughts before bed.</p> <p> 8) Keep the temperature in the bedroom no higher than 70 degrees.&nbsp; Many people keep their homes and particularly the upstairs bedrooms too hot.</p> <p> 9) Reduce or avoid as many drugs as possible.&nbsp; Many medications, both prescription and over-the-counter affect your biochemistry and affect your quality of sleep.</p> <p> 10) Avoid caffeine.&nbsp; A recent study showed that in some people, caffeine is not metabolized efficiently and therefore they can feel the effects long after consuming it.</p> <p> 11) Take a hot bath, shower or sauna before bed.&nbsp; When body temperature is raised in the late evening, it will fall at bedtime, facilitating sleep.</p> <p> 12) Don&rsquo;t drink any fluids within 2 hours of going to bed.&nbsp; This will reduce the likelihood of needing to get up and go to the bathroom or at least minimize the frequency.</p> <p> 13) Keep your bed for sleeping.&nbsp; If you are used to watching TV or doing work in bed, you may find it harder to relax and to think of the bed as a place to sleep.</p> <p> 14) Listen to White Noise or Relaxation CDs.&nbsp; Some people find the sound of white noise or nature sounds, such as the ocean or forest, to be soothing for sleep.</p> <p> 15) Daily exercise or physical activity.&nbsp; Exercising for at least 30 minutes everyday can help you fall asleep.&nbsp; Move your body daily.&nbsp; It doesn&rsquo;t have to be intense exercise but just move your body every day.&nbsp; However, don&rsquo;t exercise too close to bedtime or it may keep you awake.&nbsp; Try exercising in the morning, afternoon or early evening instead.</p> <p> 16) Don&rsquo;t force it.&nbsp; If you wake up in the middle of the night and can&rsquo;t get back to sleep, get out of bed for a while.&nbsp; Stop forcing yourself to sleep.&nbsp; It never works!&nbsp; When you feel tired again, get back in bed and go to sleep.</p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <strong><span style=\"font-size: 22px\">We love and appreciate you!!!</span></strong></p> <p> **This list adapted from Dr. Joseph Mercola @&nbsp;www.mercola.com.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Tick...Tick...Tick... http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog/100-fascinating-brain-facts/2012/1/16/tickticktick/ Mon, 16 Jan 2012 12:19:34 -0500<p style=\"text-align: center\"> <img alt=\"\" src=\"https://falitechiropractic.com/uploads/Falite_alarmclock.jpg\" style=\"width: 135px; float: left; height: 180px\" />&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong><span style=\"font-size: 24px\">Tick...Tick...Tick...Tick</span></strong></p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The priceless bank account:&nbsp; If you had a bank that credited your account each morning with $86,400.00, that carried over no balance from day to day, and allowed you to keep no cash in your account, and every evening canceled the amount you had failed to use during the day, what would you do?&nbsp; Draw out every cent, of course!</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Well, you have such a bank and its name is &ldquo;time.&rdquo;&nbsp; Every morning it credits you with 86,400 seconds.&nbsp; It carries over no balances.&nbsp; It allows no overdrafts.&nbsp; Each day it opens a new account with you.&nbsp; Each night it burns the records of the day.&nbsp; If you fail to use the day&rsquo;s deposits, the loss is yours.&nbsp; There is no drawing against the &ldquo;tomorrow.&rdquo;&nbsp; You must live the present on today&rsquo;s deposits.&nbsp; Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and success!</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Some people commit suicide quickly by jumping off a building or cutting their wrists.&nbsp; Others do it more slowly through stress, smoking, alcohol, illegal drugs, over the counter medication, prescription drugs, surgery and most importantly no Chiropractic care for their nerve system. &nbsp;IT&rsquo;S STILL SUICIDE!</p> <p style=\"margin-left: 18pt\"> &middot;&nbsp;To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who has failed a grade or someone who only has one year left to live.</p> <p style=\"margin-left: 18pt\"> &middot;&nbsp;To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.</p> <p style=\"margin-left: 18pt\"> &middot;&nbsp;To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.</p> <p style=\"margin-left: 18pt\"> &middot;&nbsp;To realize the value of ONE DAY, ask a daily wage laborer who lost a day&rsquo;s pay and has kids to feed.</p> <p style=\"margin-left: 18pt\"> &middot;&nbsp;To realize the value ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.</p> <p style=\"margin-left: 18pt\"> &middot;&nbsp;To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who has missed the train.</p> <p style=\"margin-left: 18pt\"> &middot;&nbsp;To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who has avoided an accident.</p> <p style=\"margin-left: 18pt\"> &middot;&nbsp;To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who has just won a silver medal in the Olympics.</p> <p style=\"margin-left: 18pt\"> &middot;&nbsp;To realize the value of ONE INSTANT, ask the Chiropractor who just released the LIFE trapped by a bone on a nerve.</p> <p> People who say they do not have the time to take care of their health are absolutely right.</p> <p> CHERISH EVERY MOMENT.&nbsp; Chiropractic&nbsp;helps you take care of the&nbsp;TODAYS so you can take care of the&nbsp;TOMORROWS...TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE!!</p> <p> TICK...TICK...TICK...TICK</p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <strong><span style=\"font-size: 22px\">We Love &amp; Appreciate You!!!</span></strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> The Year There Almost Wasn't Christmas http://www.falitechiropractic.com/blog/100-fascinating-brain-facts/2011/12/19/the-year-there-almost-wasnt-christmas/ Mon, 19 Dec 2011 10:30:47 -0500<p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 22px\"><strong><img alt=\"\" src=\"https://falitechiropractic.com/uploads/Falite_Santa_sleigh.jpg\" style=\"width: 259px; float: left; height: 194px\" />The Year There Almost Wasn&rsquo;t Christmas</strong></span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> &nbsp;</p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">T&rsquo;was the night before Christmas</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">But Santa could not be found.</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">There were no jingle bells or reindeer sound.</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">There were to be no toys under trees, for Santa was sick,</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">There would be no holiday blessings from the once jolly St. Nick.</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">The children were saddened and no laughter sounded,</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">Christmas was here but Santa was grounded.</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">As the elves wandered helplessly what did they see?</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">A great big sign with the letters Falite, D.C.</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">Now they knew Santa was not one to try a new tactic,</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">But since medicine had failed they talked him into trying Chiropractic.</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">Santa entered the office with a smile and a nod,</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">There was no mistaking this place was of God.</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">The children were playing and as far as he could tell,</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">Everyone left there smiling and well.</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">In no time at all, just a few tics of the clock,</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">He was in the exam room talking to the doc.</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">&ldquo;It must be my age, the stress, and all of the travel,</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">I&rsquo;m feeling my health starting to unravel.</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">It used to be easy carrying dolls and trains to girls and lads,</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">Now they want computers, Wii games, and iPads.</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">If you looked in my sleigh at the size of my pack,</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">I&rsquo;m sure you would tell me it ruins my back.&rdquo;</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">The loving Chiropractor checked Santa&rsquo;s spine,</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">And found he was out of balance and had several bones out of line.</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">Santa committed to being adjusted for the duration,</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">The moment he learned he had life-threatening Subluxation.</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">He got on the table and then lickity-split,</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">The Doc started adjusting the ailing St. Nick.</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">When Santa was finished, his imbalance was gone,</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">The Chiropractor told him &ldquo;Your Power Is On!&rdquo;</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">Once again Santa flowed with love and good cheer,</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">Now that his spine and nerve system were clear.</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">He shouldered his bag and jumped into his sleigh,</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">Thinking it had been centuries since he felt this way.</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">Then he shouted, &ldquo;I&rsquo;ll bring in Mrs. Kringle and the elves to get checked before the first of the year,</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD YEAR!&rdquo;</span></p> <p> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">**************</span></p> <p> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\"><u>Remember this at Christmas time</u>:</span></p> <p> <span style=\"font-size: 16px\">According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year.&nbsp; Males drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to December.&nbsp; Females retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring.&nbsp; Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa&rsquo;s reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolf to Blitzen, had to be a girl.&nbsp; We should&rsquo;ve known...only women would be able to drag a fat man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost!</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center\"> <strong><span style=\"font-size: 20px\">We Love &amp; Appreciate You!</span></strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>