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Celebrating the Great Outdoors


The National Park Service in the US is celebrating 100 Years. In nearly every country, people are enjoying the great outdoors through hiking, fishing, exploring, camping, photographing, climbing and many other activities. Full time work crews, Park Rangers and volunteers keep the National Parks accessible and useable. These people are exceptionally skilled at preserving the integrity, natural beauty and environment that make travelers want to visit the parks year after year.


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Treating Symptoms and Conditions


Contributed by David Lutz, DC and Dr. Eric PlaskerEvery day we turn on the television or read an article online to find out there is a new treatment for our condition. The list of treatments that temporarily alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms we are feeling such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, stomach aches, fever, skin rashes, etc. is endless. While these treatments may help us feel better in the moment, all too often the symptoms return right after the treatment is stopped.


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100 Percent for 100 Years


Wouldn't it be great for you and your loved ones to function and perform at 100 percent, at your highest level, throughout your entire lifetime? This includes being healthy and performing at work, in your hobbies, your passion and activities that are most important and fun for you. For your children it includes growing healthy and strong, performing at their best in school and during extracurricular activities. For everyone, this is a great goal and the best way to get the most out of life.


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Summer Sports, Injuries and Prevention


Summer is here. Many people are getting outdoors and upping the ante on their activity level, trying to get in shape, improve their performance or set a personal best. If this describes you, It's time to optimize the function of your brain, spine and nervous system and not let injuries get in the way.When it comes to your brain, the issues surrounding head injuries, including concussions, have never been a part of mainstream conversation more than right now.


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Mastering Personal Change


Are there things in your life that you know you need to change? Is it your health, your priorities, your habits or the dynamics of your relationships?How long have you known that you needed to make these changes? Has it been a day, a month, a decade or longer? Here's an important thought to consider: everything will stay the same until you make the changes you know you need to make.There are two motivating factors that cause people to change: crisis or quality of life.


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If You Had 24 Hours to Live


What if you were told that you only had 24 hours left to live? Once the shock wore off you would urgently pursue, do and handle everything that was important to you in your life.Would you prepare or acknowledge your most important relationships? Would you do something exciting like parachute from an airplane? Would you meditate or pray to make peace with your maker?This is a common question that people ask themselves as they make decisions about how they want to live.


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Vegas vs. Vagus


It's fun to say, "What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas" but when it comes to your vagus nerve, just the opposite is true. What happens in your vagus nerve affects your entire body.The vagus nerve is one of the most widespread nerves in your body. It provides the parasympathetic nerve supply to your cardiovascular system, your digestive system and can even affect your immunity. Recent research even revealed that the activity of your vagus nerve can predict cancer survival regardless of the stage.


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The Bookends of Fitness


At the start of a brand new year, "fitness" is the buzzword. Every year millions of people begin exercise programs with the goal of getting themselves back into shape. The 100 Year Lifestyle model incorporates an acronym into the buzzword: FitNESS. It stands for Neurology, Nutrition, Endurance, Strength and Structure. To ensure that your fitness experience is a positive one and that you reach your short and long term goals, you must consider the bookends of fitNESS.


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Calming Digestive Stress


Digestive stress is a frequent visitor in many households during the holidays. Diets change, as do sleep and work habits. People will blame these lifestyle changes for the digestive stress they are experiencing, and while this can be partially true, there often is an underlying cause in the spine and nervous system. How can this be? Simple...The nervous system controls your digestion and every other function of your body.


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Natural Fertility Support


Starting or expanding your family may be an important component of your 100 Year Lifestyle. Fertility challenges can be discouraging and frustrating. To increase your chances for an easy conception and pregnancy, keep your spine and nervous system healthy with Lifestyle Care and try some of these healthy tips!AVOID - MicroNutrient deficiencies which can result from stress, smoking, toxins, poor diet, and prescription medications including certain contraceptives.


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Stress Less Fitness Tips


These five Stress Less Fitness tips will lessen your Stress and allow you to Live More.There is an acronym for Fitness in The 100 Year Lifestyle that will ensure you Stress Less, Live More, stay healthy and on top of your game. The acronym takes the word Fitness and uses the N2ESS as follows:N: Neurology - Stress is a nervous system reaction that can affect your entire body. Your brain and nervous system control and coordinate everything: your heart, digestion, breathing, hormones and muscles.


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Stress Less During Your Commute


Your commute can be a large component of your daily stress load. It doesn't need to be.Here are six tips to help you Stress Less and Live More during your commute:1. Shorten your Drive - Use a traffic and navigation application such as WAZE to improve your daily commute. These apps share real-time information and will help you save time, gas and energy while commuting.2. Plan Ahead - For a smoother morning, prepare the night before and give yourself some flex time for the unexpected.


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Feeling or Function


"How Are You?" is a common question we use to engage with another person when we meet on the street, at work, in school or at family gatherings.Most of us reply with the answer, "Fine!" or some version of that to keep the conversation short and social because most people are asking out of politeness and don't really want to get in a deep discussion. You, however, need to know how you are really doing so ask yourself the question but expand on it by adding a few key words at the end:1.


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Immune System Science Simplified


A recent report by the American Physiological Society has confirmed and clarified the importance of the nervous system in regulating the immune system. While we see the evidence of this everyday with our patients, it is nice to know that science is catching up with the ability to explain why and how this connection works. The report entitled Neural Control of the Immune System states "Neural reflexes support homeostasis by modulating the function of organ systems.


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Fall Sports, Head and Neck Injuries


- The Hidden Effects - Check Your Neck- Symptoms and Side Effects- The Lifestyle Care ContinuumThe Hidden EffectsThe issues surrounding head injuries, including concussions, have never been a part of mainstream conversation more than they are right now. As we begin football season, the reports of thousands of ex-NFL players suing their former league regarding their mental health have shaken the sport down to its youngest players.


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Flying Above Media Propaganda


The battle for health care dollars has gone out of control and so has the rise of medical costs. The 2012 Deloitte Study found that the U.S. Health Care budget for 2013 was over $3 trillion. The entire Medicare budget was $586 billion. The Canadian Health Care budget is approximately $30 billion. Staggering numbers!The first thing you see when you fly above the propaganda and gain a 30,000 foot perspective is that these dollars are not spent on health.


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DDs Important, Timeless Question


Over 100 years ago DD Palmer, DC asked an important question that sparked a new profession - the Chiropractic profession. "I desired to know why one person was ailing and his associate, eating at the same table, working in the same shop, at the same bench was not. Why? What difference was there in these two persons that caused one to have various diseases, while his partner escaped?"This question is just as important for you and your family today.


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Nursing, Nutrition and Nerve Supply


Nursing, nutrition and nerve supply are essential for healthy babies and children. Without these building blocks, your child's health can be compromised and affect them for the rest of their life. With them, your infants and children will have the ability to grow and develop in a healthy way, adapt to their environment and express their full potential for a lifetime. Nursing:Nursing provides newborn babies and infants the nourishment they need to grow.


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Posture, Aging and Emotional Health


Did you know that your posture can determine your core strength and stability, how fast you age and the level of health you attain now and over the course of your life? It's a fact! Your spine is the structural support system of your body. How it supports you can be seen in your posture, which reveals weaknesses that can progressively worsen under the stresses of daily life as you age.


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CrossFitters and Chiropractic


-CrossFit is Hot-The Chiropractic Connection-Performance is about Lifestyle CareCrossFit is HotCrossFit is hot and getting hotter. It has become the next big thing on the workout scene finding its way on ESPN where the CrossFit Games have aired to find the fittest people on earth. CrossFit's philosophy is that their workouts are high-intensity functional movements, constantly varied and filled with pushups, pull-ups, jump rope, Olympic-style lifting, box jumps, running, and tractor tire flips.


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NFL Superstars Receive Chiropractic Care


Football is one of the biggest sporting events in the world. Many of the players who will be participating in the game this year receive chiropractic care, including future Hall of Famer Tom Brady of the New England Patriots. In fact, players from all four of the most recent championship teams utilize chiropractic care and the San Francisco 49ers' chiropractor was mentioned during the telecast as he took care of the players on the sideline during the game.


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Tired of Chasing Symptoms?


-Symptoms are Signals -The CDC States -How Your Body Heals Itself Symptoms are SignalsIsn't it time you stopped chasing symptoms? These signals that you get from your body are frequently misunderstood. More importantly, treating symptoms without getting to the cause of a problem can lead to mismanagement of your health and more severe health problems as you age.When you get sick, for example, and your temperature goes up, your body is naturally fighting off the infection.


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Extreme Sports and Chiropractic


Contributed by Josh Handt, D.C.A 100 Year Lifestyle Licensed Affiliate Chiropractor in New York, NY-Extreme Athletes Expect Precision-Chiropractic Enhances Performance Levels-The Brain-Body Connection-Training For Extreme Sports and For LifeExtreme Athletes Expect PrecisionExtreme Sports are on the rise. At the gym, on the bike, in the park, up a mountain; these are all places where people push their body to extreme limits.


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The Benefits of Lifestyle Care


-Life Can Be Intense-Chiropractic and Exercise-Lifestyle Care is Not Based on SymptomsThe benefits of Lifestyle Care are many and well documented. From improving athletic performance, increasing brain function and increasing bone density to strengthening the immune system and preventing deterioration, the results can be dramatic. And as common sense and world renowned chiropractor, Dr. Ernie Landi has stated so eloquently, “If you prevent it, you don’t have to treat it.


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Do You Have an Ostrich in Your Family?


Have you ever seen a picture of an ostrich with its head buried in the sand? This is one of the funniest scenes in nature, but an unfunny, accurate metaphor to describe individuals who have a crisis care mentality about their health. This means that they only take care of themselves when they are sick, diagnosed with a disease or are in excruciating pain. If you want to live an active, healthy long life, this ostrich mentality won't get you there.


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Your Minimum is Not Your Maximum


What is your minimum life expectancy? Your maximum? How about for your children? What will your quality of life be like along the way? These quick calculations and facts can be a real wake up call for you and your loved ones.Calculate Your M-PYR™ [Pronounced "empire"]M-PYR stands for Minimum Potential Years Remaining. It takes into account what you know about your personal family history and compares this to your current age to determine the minimum number of years that you have left.


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Consumer Reports Backs Non-Drug Measures


In the March 2012 issue of Consumer Reports, there is an article that matches common prescription drugs to their side effects. Provided as a quiz, medications such as Lipitor, Viagra, Cymbalta, Advair Diskus and others are separated from their possible side effects so that you, the consumer, can test your recall from the 4 billion dollars in advertising costs that the drug companies spent last year. Their bottom line is to “exhaust non-drug measures" first.


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Side Effects or Direct Effects of Medication


The most common question that individuals ask before they ever take a prescription drug is, "What are the side effects?" Before you pop another pill, you must understand how medication side effects directly affect your body today and in years to come. Medications are tested in a laboratory until the chemical reaction that they are designed to achieve is reproducible. The direct effects of this lab testing must be consistent before these chemicals are ever tested on animals or people.


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Stop Chasing Symptoms


Isn't it time you stopped chasing symptoms? These signals that you get from your body are frequently misunderstood. More importantly, treating symptoms without getting to the cause of a problem can lead to mismanagement of your health and more severe health problems as you age.When you get sick, for example, and your temperature goes up, your body is naturally fighting off the infection. Bacteria thrive in a climate that is 98.


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Performance Based Care


Many of the top athletes and performers in the world think, train, and use chiropractic care differently. Let's begin with their thinking. Top athletes and performers believe that they are capable of accomplishing higher levels of success in business or athletic endeavors and they organize their life around these thoughts. They make eating decisions, training decisions and health care decisions around performing at very high levels rather than around mediocrity.


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