Tuesday
Jul052011

Otis Thomas D.C.- My Hero

No doubt most of you who have been around me at any length have heard me speak of Otis. He is an extraordinary person and chiropractor. He has been my mentor since prior to birth, as he was adjusting my parents before I was even born. He is healing in human form. He heals through all the usual ways humor, compassion, empathy, diet, exercise, adjusting and educating on better lifestyle. He also possesses that intangible mystery of  making one feel better by their presence alone. This is something we all sense around people who are truly healing. I have been told I have this trait as well, if that's true then I can only give credit to those who have loved, taught and nurtured me along my journey. As far as chiropractic goes Dr. Otis has been the genesis in our family and for me as a practitioner. I am writing about Otis because he has been in my thoughts constantly since I got word he had to have emergency surgery for an obstructed colon. He was working up until the week before this incident at 88 years old. At this time he is recovering well, but at his age who knows what the outcome will ultimately be. As I shared with a fellow chiropractor and Otis fan, I think we are freaked out because if Otis has to stop working and eventually dies that means it could happen to us. Dr. Otis just has that ability to seem immortal as do many highly evolved humans. My prayers include peace for his family and a speedy recovery for him. Whatever the future holds Dr. Otis Thomas has a great legacy and I am proud to be a part of that.

Monday
Jun132011

Parasites Yikes!

     I have had a few more instances of parasites in the past few weeks than normal. It is the hotter time of the year and much more common. The unusual thing is how much discomfort this particular parasite creates. Mostly people have been complaining of cramps and major abdominal discomfort. The remedies are readily available. I use mostly herbal type remedies that include black walnut, garlic, clove, oregeno oil, grapefruitseed extract etc. The main thing is to remember that these critters have a life cycle that includes a larval stage so you need to be consistent on the remedy for a sustained time and then sporadically for a couple of weeks beyond that. So if you or a loved one is having lots of digestive or abdominal pains don't over look the possibility of a parasite.

Monday
May162011

Tired!?!


      This past week or so I have been hearing a lot of people complaining about fatigue. I believe this is related to the high pollen count even if you are not allergic. So one of the simplest remedies I have used over the years is vitamin C. Take about 3-5 grams or 3,000-5,000 mg per day which supports the adrenals and the immune system and will bring your energy level back up. There are other techniques that can be of benefit for those that do have allergies such as NAET which helps desensitize the body to allergens. Also I have had some remarkable results with homeopathics.

Monday
May162011

Take a Break


      The glory of rest and relaxation. Having just taken a small break I am reminded of the importance of down time. This of course is not a new concept and I am always encouraging clients to take time to rest and take time off. Alas I am not above forgetting my own advice at times. We are all generally over worked and stressed by our breakneck pace and our body and soul need a break from routine. I hope that this might remind some of you to take some time to stop, take a day off and smell the flowers and let the sun shine on your face

Monday
May162011

Spring Cleaning


    Wow spring has sprung! What a beautiful display of renewal. Being in the midst of my annual cleanse I can almost feel the renewal at a cellular level. Like a weed that springs through a cement sidewalk life finds a way to express and thrive. When we do the simplest things for our body by giving it what it needs and getting rid of the things it doesn't our body shines. Just give your body the chance and you may be surprised just how well your body will function. Here's to spring and new beginnings.