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Detox Your Lifestyle Choices For Better Health

2015 January 26
by admin

Your body is constantly changing and the lifestyle choices you make either give your body what it requires to thrive or interfere with experiencing your best health possible.

You are BRILLIANT.

Is it time to detox your lifestyle? Are you feeling stressed-out? Run down? Exhausted? What choices are you making? Your skin cells are replaced every 30 days, and your red blood cells every 120. The quality and quantity of your life are determined by the choices that support or interfere with your body as it changes. You’re either busy living or busy dying.

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Your body has an innate intelligence that tells your liver how to work, your lungs how to breathe and oxygenate your blood; it’s an inborn communication system that coordinates your body systems. You couldn’t stop it even if you tried.

Things like supplements, drugs, herbal remedies, and treatments can control, modify, or manipulate your blood work or measurements or symptoms. But this is not health. Nor are these measurements of true health. Your cholesterol is under 150; does this mean you are healthy? You have a good T score; does this mean you are healthy? How about blood pressure? Blood sugar?

The focus needs to be on identifying what your body innately needs and making lifestyle choices that provide those requirements so your body can perfectly express its innately driven design for health and the highest quality of life. You are either getting too much of something that your body doesn’t need, which is toxic to your health, or you are deficient in something that your body does need. Don’t focus on the negative.

Your requirements are good movement, sleep, water,
nerve supply, air, purpose, and fuel.

In order to support your body as it changes – to supply what it needs to regulate new cells, organs, tissues, and hormones – you need to start with the right building blocks. There are time-tested strategies to do this.

Join us Monday, February 2nd at 6:45pm in the Community Conference Room (Suite 221-E).  We won’t focus on weight loss or cholesterol levels or blood sugar to help you search for incredible health. We will focus on how you choose to eat, how you choose you to move, and how you choose to think. It’s great to have goals and an objective but as your body begins to receive what it needs you will begin to become everything you were designed to be.

Come learn these strategies, spend time with others searching for their best health, and begin detoxing your lifestyle by adding healthier choices for a better you.

Remember, you are brilliant. And you are designed to be extraordinary.

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Is There A Better Way to Better Health?

2015 January 9
by admin

Television Ads Are Out of Control. 

I know I don’t have to point out that the TV ads for prescription medication are out of control.   The latest ad by CVS is just another example.  It’s a reminder of how broken our current approach to health is.  Click on the video to see what I am talking about.

There is a time place for medicine and if someone is prescribed a medication for a legitimate medical condition I think it is important to follow their doctor’s recommendation.  My issue is with the overall tone of the ad.  It suggests that not only is it normal to be on medication long term but that it is something that should be celebrated.  The ad uses the phrase “Bottoms up America”.  The term “bottoms up” is usually reserved for a festive setting, while making a toast or at a party.  When do you take medication?  When you are sick.  So, what they are really saying is, “Hey America, you are really unhealthy. Bottoms up! Cheers! Salud!”

Think about this – Americans make up 5% of the world’s population yet we consume 75% of the world’s prescription drugs. We are in the midst of a health crisis of epic proportions.  Do you really think that more medication is the answer?  Let me ask you a better question – what would it look like if instead of creating programs to keep people medicated, we spent our time, energy, focus, and money on creating programs to ensure that people wouldn’t need those medications?  What if health care actually focused on creating health?

The last line of the ad says “because health is everything”.  That is the only line that I agree with.  Health IS everything.  But taking medicine does not create health, rather the illusion of health.  Masking symptoms and/or altering our physiology so that our lab values fall within an “acceptable” range does not make us healthy.  It simply lulls us into a false sense of security while we fall deeper into the health crisis that we are in.

If we are going to celebrate something, let’s celebrate the amazing intelligence of the human body that keeps us functioning properly and healing.  Let’s celebrate the fact that the body is genetically wired to express health.  Let’s celebrate the people who are making changes to their lifestyle that allow them to experience their full health potential.  I would gladly raise my cup to that.

**Join us at Franson Family Chiropractic on Wednesday, January 28th for an informative workshop on how to DETOX YOUR LIFESTYLE. Bring a friend and kickoff the new year with our 90-Day Challenge.**

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Beverly Chiropractic Mitten & Glove Drive UPDATE

2015 January 8
by admin

A quick and enthusiastic update about last month’s 1st Annual Mitten & Glove Drive to support HAWC.

HAWC is a local organization focused on supporting the healing process of abuse and to change social norms and behaviors that perpetuate violence and oppression.

Through donations from our patients and the community we were able to provide over 100 pairs of mittens and gloves to HAWC’s holiday store – many of them homemade. In addition we provided scarves and hats. Through the actions of those who donated, Franson Family Chiropractic was able to donate 15 new patient examinations to members of the community, at no charge.

Thanks to you more people will have warmth this winter.

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Thanks to you more people will feel love this winter.

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Thanks to you more people will experience health this winter.

 

 

 

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Mitten and Glove Drive for HAWC

2014 December 4

Through our Annual Holiday Gift Drive over the past 7 years the community at Franson Family Chiropractic has donated 1000’s of new toys for the children supported by Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC). And as grateful we have been for the generosity of our patients, this year we want to do something different.

At Franson Family Chiropractic we want to help the people of our community stay warm, comfortable, and healthy this holiday season. The cold winter months can seem to drag on forever; especially to people without warm clothing. Having a hat and mittens in a cold climate can keep a child or adult from getting frost-bitten ears and fingers.

Our goal for the holidays this year is to collect 100s of pairs of mittens, gloves, hats, and socks, and distribute them to HAWC in Salem. HAWC is a local organization that provides services and support to victims of domestic violence who reside on the North Shore.

During the month of December we will be collecting donations at our office at 100 Cummings Center, Suite 101D, Beverly, MA. Anyone from the community is welcome to drop off new mittens, gloves, hats, and gloves. No wrapping necessary.

To show our gratitude for your generosity, Franson Family Chiropractic will gift a New Patient Consultation and Examination in our office (a $285 value) to anyone who makes a donation. Please help us help those in need this winter and receive a gift of health.

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That’s A Lot of Broccoli!

2014 December 4
by admin

Franson Family Chiropractic would like to thank everyone who donated to our 5th Annual Fresh Food Drive to restock the food pantry at Beverly Bootstraps!

As a result of the generosity of our amazing patients we raised $1266!

Beverly Bootstraps Food Assistance Programs provide Beverly and Manchester-by-the-Sea residents with access to food through a variety of programs. The food collected through our food drive helps provide food to those in need through the Food Pantry.

Five years ago we started doing our food drive differently! We partnered with Beverly Bootstraps to deliver a huge stash of fresh, local produce right to local families. Instead of collecting cans and boxes of processed and preserved “food”, we collect money to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms and deliver them right to the food pantry.

Thank you to everyone who contributed as well as to Farmer Brown’s of Middleton, Cider Hill Farm of Amesbury, and Mehaffey Farm of Rowley, who provided nutritious produce!

 

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Beat Stress This Holiday Season

2014 December 2

Subluxation causes stress…and who needs more stress during the holidays?

Don’t put your health on the back burner this holiday season.

We want to help you stay healthier through the holidays. For each week of December that you make your regular appointment(s) you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to Whole Foods

Here’s how:
1. Be here for your regularly scheduled appointment
2. Pick up one raffle ticket during the week
3. Write your name on the raffle ticket
4. Leave your ticket in the jar at checkout

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Franson Family Chiropractic Fresh Food Drive

2014 November 11
by admin

At Franson Family Chiropractic we want to help families in need but our mission to teach families to get healthier is not being served by collecting and donating processed, lifeless, dead “foods”.  Our team does not feel right giving needy families processed, sugary junk.  Rather than collect the leftovers from the back of your cupboards, we need to start from scratch.

Five years ago we started doing our food drive differently! We partnered with Beverly Bootstraps to deliver a huge stash of fresh, local produce right to local families.  Instead of collecting cans and boxes of processed and preserved “food”, we collect money to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, from places like Cider Hill Farm and Mehaffey Farm or stores like Farmer Brown’s and Something Gud, which we deliver right to the food pantry.

This is much more congruent with how we educate and live, and what a healthy person requires.  And to cap it off, we add recipe collections to ensure that everyone knows how to make the best testing meals with real, whole foods.

 Our goal is to provide families with fresh food for the holidays!

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Over the past 5 years we have donated nearly 3,000 pounds of healthy, living, produce for the families in our neighborhoods!  Let’s see how much more we can donate!

As part of our contribution, Franson Family Chiropractic will donate ALL proceeds from every New Patient examination from November 3rd to 26th toward the Food Drive.

Spread the news to your friends and loved ones that they have the opportunity to receive an exceptional examination in our office and donate to an awesome local cause!

This is a great opportunity to make a difference in our community and we encourage you to join this effort to help local families get healthier.

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How to Host A Food Drive This Thanksgiving

2014 November 4

Here’s how we do it:

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Here’s how the others do it:

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Our goal is to provide families with fresh food for the holidays!

Over the past 5 years we have donated nearly 3,000 pounds of healthy, living, produce for the families in our neighborhoods!  Let’s see how much more we can donate!

Please make a financial donation this November so we can purchase fresh fruit and vegetables to support the Beverly Bootstraps Food Pantry.  As part of our contribution, Franson Family Chiropractic will donate ALL proceeds from every New Patient examination from November 3rd to 26th toward the Food Drive.

Spread the news to your friends and loved ones that they have the opportunity to receive an exceptional examination in our office and donate to an awesome local cause!

This is a great opportunity to make a difference in our community and we encourage you to join this effort to help local families get healthier.

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The Trouble with Antibiotics

2014 October 20
by Dr. Derek E. Gallant

Recently I received an email in my inbox from FRONTLINE. They were advertising a news piece to air called The Trouble with Antibiotics. There’s a lot of debate these days about the frequency at which antibiotics are prescribed, their effectiveness for certain conditions, and whether they are helping us fight bacteria or weakening are nation’s overall health. This FRONTLINE piece dives into another aspect of antibiotic use not often considered in the debate: antibiotic use in farm animals and how that effects the meat consumer. If you missed the original air date, click the clink below to watch.

Here’s the FRONTLINE email:

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Each year, some 2 million people in the U.S. are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria — and at least 23,000 die.

Could the antibiotics we give farm animals be contributing to the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance in people?

Explore the raging debate tonight in The Trouble with Antibiotics – a two-part FRONTLINE that includes an examination of antibiotic use on farms, as well as an exclusive interview with the parents of a young man who died in a nightmare bacteria outbreak that swept through one of the nation’s most prestigious research hospitals.
Don’t miss The Trouble with Antibiotics — a must-watch look at a public health crisis that threatens us all.

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The 33 Chiropractic Principles

2014 October 16
by admin

Chiropractic is Art, Science, and Philosophy, each coming together in order to provide people with the most natural and vitalistic healthcare on the planet.  While the Art of Chiropractic is in the application through adjustments, and the Science of Chiropractic is what gives the Chiropractor the reason for applying the Art, the Philosophy is the foundation of what makes Chiropractic so different and unique from the Medical Model.

The 33 Principles of Chiropractic:

1.   The Major Premise
There is a universal intelligence in all matter, continuously giving to it all its properties and actions, thus maintaining it in existence, and giving this intelligence its expression.

2.   Cause and Effect
Every effect has causes and every cause has effects.

3.   The Principle of Time
All processes require time.

4.   No Organization without the Effort of Force
Matter can have no organization without the application of force by intelligence.

5.   Universal Expression
Force is manifested as organization in matter; all matter has organization, therefore there is universal intelligence expressed in all matter.

6.   The Triune of Organization
Any organized structure is a triunity having three necessary factors; namely, intelligence, matter and the force which unites them.

7.   The Function of Intelligence
The function of intelligence is to create force.

8.   The Amount of Intelligence in Matter
The amount of intelligence for any given amount of matter is 100%, and is always proportional to its requirements.

9.   The Function of Force
The function of force is to unite intelligence and matter.

10.   The Amount of Force Created by Intelligence
The amount of force created by intelligence is always 100%

11.   The Character of Universal Forces
The forces the universe’s intelligence creates throughout the universe are manifested as physical laws; are unswerving and unadapted, and have no solitude for the structures in which they work.

12.   Interference with the Transmission of Universal Forces
There can be interference with the transmission of universal forces.

13.   The Function of Matter
The function of matter is to express force.

14.   Intelligence in Both Organic and Inorganic Matter
Universal intelligence gives force to both organic and inorganic matter.

15.   Organic Matter
The material of the body of a “living thing” is organized matter.

16.   Innate Intelligence
A living thing has the intelligence of the universe inborn within it, referred to as its innate intelligence.

17.   The Chiropractic Meaning of Life
The expression of this innate intelligence through matter is the chiropractic meaning of “life.”

18.   The Union of Intelligence, Force and Matter (The Triune of Life)
Life is necessarily the union of this intelligence and the matter of a living thing, brought about by the creation of specific internal biological forces.

19.   Evidence of Life
The signs of life (the ability to assimilate, eliminate, grow, reproduce and adapt) are evidence of the intelligence of life.

20.   The Mission of Innate Intelligence
The mission of a living thing’s innate intelligence is to maintain the material of its body in active organization.

21.   The Perfection of the Triune
In order to have 100% life, there must be 100% intelligence, 100% force, and 100% matter.

22.   The Amount of Innate Intelligence
There is 100% of innate intelligence in every living thing, the requisite amount, proportional to its organization.

23.   The Function of Innate Intelligence
The function of a living thing’s innate intelligence is to adapt environmental forces and matter for use in its body, so that all parts of its body will have coordinated action for mutual benefit.

24.   The Principle of Coordination
Coordination is the principle of harmonious interaction among all the parts of an organism, in fulfilling their functions and purposes.

25.   The Limits of Adaptation
A living thing’s innate intelligence adapts forces and matter for use in its body as long as it can do so without breaking a universal law; in other words, its expression is limited by the limitation of matter and time.

26.   The Normality of Innate Intelligence
A living thing’s innate intelligence is always normal, and its function is always normal.

27.   The Character of Internal Biological Forces
The forces a living thing’s innate intelligence creates are never intended to injure or destroy the living thing itself.

28.   Comparison of Environmental and Internal Biological Forces
In order to carry on the universal cycle of life, environmental forces are destructive to a specific living thing, unless it can adapt to them, whereas internal biological forces are constructive to the specific living thing that creates them, unless they suffer interference.

29.   Interference with Transmission of Internal Biological Forces
There can be interference with the transmission of internal biological forces.

30.   The Causes of Dis-ease.
Interference with the transmission of internal biological forces causes incoordination, or dis-ease.

31.   The Conductors of Internal Biological Forces
In animals, some of the forces a living thing’s innate intelligence creates operate through or over its nerve system.

32.   The Law of Demand and Supply
The Law of Demand and Supply operates and is expressed in animal bodies through the functioning of the nerve system; wherein the brain acts as a CPU (Central Processing Unit) for the living thing’s innate intelligence, and wherein the nerves transmit messages from the body to the brain, concerning its needs (demands), and transmit messages from the brain to the body to meet (supply) those needs.

33.   Subluxations
In vertebrates, interference with the transmission of nerve forces in the body is often directly or indirectly due to subluxations in the spinal column.

 

Contemporary Chiropractic Philosophy: An Introduction. By Dr. David Koch, DC

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