Archives for: July 2010
A few new ideas have come to mind that I would like to share. The Occipital lobes of your brain are on the back part of your skull. If you take your finger and run it up the back of your neck, you will run into the base of your skull. Under that are the Occipital lobes (right and left) of your Brain. Some of the main functions of the Occipital lobes are to control memory, sight and association.
If you’ve ever hit or been hit in the forehead, you may have pushed your occipital bone down onto your occipital lobe. If you’ve ever stood up and hit the back of your head or been in a car wreck, you may have shifted that occipital shelf. Symptoms could include headaches, vision problems, random memory loss, confusion, abnormal thought patterns, personality change, inability to retain or recall information, pain, discomfort and misery.
Seek a chiropractor who can adjust that part of your skull.
Your muscles are 70% water. Being dehydrated makes muscles constrict. If your trapezius muscle in your upper back starts constricting from dehydration, guess where it attaches as it moves up your spine and around the cervical part of your neck; right at the base of your skull. The pulling force can be more than enough to pull the skull down on top of those occipital lobes. Drink water!
If your medical doctor has told you that your child only has a slight curvature of his or her spine and you should just wait and see. DON’T. That curve is pulling on all of the muscles and ligaments that run all the way up the spine. You do the math (so to speak.)
“An amazing new discovery enables people to fight off viruses, bacteria and other disease causing germs.”
Sounds like a cheesy infomercial at 1 am in the morning doesn’t it?
Believe it or not, all of us have the ability to do just that.
When you exercise your body temperature rises due to the use of muscles. When you use enough muscles for long enough you actually produce enough heat to fight off pathogens! A pseudo fever is created that doesn’t make you feel bad and is actually beneficial. You also sweat which releases unwanted toxins too!
Your body temperature can get up to 103 degrees which can kill pathogens that want to harm us.
So get up off of your rump and start fighting illness with a little locomotion.
Note: This idea is courtesy of my Gross Anatomy class which gave me the idea when we were talking about muscles and heat production.
My education is paying off already!
For the last 3 years I have been taking undergraduate classes so I can get into Palmer College of Chiropractic.
I received my official acceptance letter today!
Yes, I’m going to be a Chiropractor! In another 4 years I will be able to make a huge difference in people’s lives!
I will also be able to help people another way by introducing them to the BTD concept. That is going to be an awesome combination.
About four years ago I met Dr. Todd Hubbard at Palmer College of Chiropractic. He seemed like a good guy and since we were about the same age we developed a very good patient / Doctor relationship. As time went on with my care I was always asking questions that he was always more than happy to answer. Then one day after one of my questions he stopped, looked at me thoughtfully and told me that none of his students ever ask him these types of questions and that questions I would ask him were really good questions. I thought to myself “wow, this guy has seen how many students over the last ten years and none of them are asking what I think are normal questions?”
He would later give me 2 more compliments and tell me that I should get in the DC Program to get into the research department. The type of ideas and questions I was having really made an impression on him and really gave me something to think about.
Three years later, here I am. I start on July 12th and it’s going to be a crazy ride!