What an incredible nice summer we are having right now. My plants took it on the chin last week when we got hail and holy cow did we get a soaking on monday. I love the heat! I love when it gets hot and humid in the summer. I know how cold it can be when I’m skiing in the winter and freezing at a start of a cross country ski race so I appreciate all the sunlight I can get in and the heat.
Sometimes when I’m working with patients and shifting their paradigm about health, exercise, eating it can be challenging. It’s kind of like the dog days of summer for people. Change in diet, exercise can seem like an obstacle. Lets look at the opportunities that taking charge of your health can bring for you.
Eating better. I reccommend for everyone that I see to remove all inflammatory foods. No gluten, dairy, soy, yeast to start. Sometimes people cry when I say this. It’s not that bad once you get going on it. There are a ton of great foods you can eat like veggies, fruits, grass fed meats, etc. If you do it it will change the quality of your life substantially in a short period of time. If you really want to know exactly what you can and can’t eat we can run a array 10 food sensitvity panel from cyrex labs for $580 Check it out here. http://www.joincyrex.com/page/7781/Array-10-Multiple-Food-Immune-Reactivity-Screen
There are so many toxins in food you really want to eat organic and keep anything processed to a minimum. Everyone loves sweet corn this time of year. As much as I used to eat a dozen ears at a sitting I can’t even tolerate one ear of corn these days. It’s a big no-no for me. I like the food sensitivity panels because I know exactly what my patients can or can not eat. You are either adding fuel to the fire or putting the fire out with what you eat and how it effects your overall health and well being.
I like to get all my workouts done either first thing in the morning while my energy is highest, or at noon lunch. I have always struggled with workouts at night. If you don’t have much time do some fat burning exercises. Pushups, planks, burbees, quick sprints. Do 30 seconds on and 30 seconds off of these for 10 minutes and you are good to go. The key is to just get the shoes on and get outside and start moving the body. It may be getting a 10 minute walk in to start. The benefits of moving greatly outweight the side effects of sitting and doing nothing.
Many patients struggle with sleeping problems. Chronic stress can play a huge role in this. One of the test I like to do is a adrenal stress index test which is a saliva test which measures your cortisol levels which is a stress hormone at 4 different times of the day. If you are in adrenal exhaustion or they are all over the place their are specific strategies you can do to help the adrenals heal and you can start sleeping better. One of them is strict blood sugar control. One of the biggest problems I see in practice is the poor blood sugr regulation of my patients. This is crucial if you are ever going to have good energy and good sleep patterns.
The basic testing which people should have done is the 85 panel comprehensive blood work up for $199 It’s such a valuable test to have done. It checks your 3 month blood sugar value, all your electrolytes, a fatty lipid profile, 10 different thyroid checks including your antibodies to see if you have Hashimoto’s thryoiditis, Vit D levels, a complete CBC with auto-differential to see if you have any viral or bacterial infections, and a urine analysis. This is a must for everyone. I get mine checked yearly. If you did this on your own it would cost $1900 We contract through lab corp so we get a signifigant savings, you just have to run down to Edina for the blood draw. Once we get the tests back we sit down and go over them and get a plan of attack to get you healthy.
Another huge issue I see with patients is difficulty losing weight. Check out this video I put on my facebook page. I invite you attend my class this upcoming Wednesday the 15th of July at my clinic at 6:30 pm. It’s free. https://video.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xpt1/v/t42.1790-2/11735056_10153404707975180_489231277_n.mp4?efg=eyJybHIiOjM3NCwicmxhIjo4MDgsInZlbmNvZGVfdGFnIjoicmVzXzQyNl9jcmZfMjNfbWFpbl8zLjBfc2QifQ%3D%3D&rl=374&vabr=208&oh=4133bee538d38810906e2bddb50ce879&oe=559EC655
Ok, I’m out for a quick 40 mile bike ride. Going ot stop up and visit my mom who celebrates her 83rd birthday!
Until next time. Invest in your health. it will pay huge dividends down the road.
Wow, I just noticed it’s been 2 months since my last post. Holy cow that’s the longest time spread I think I’ve ever done. So this is what I’ve been up too.
I’ve been studying. I spent 24 hours with Dr. Dr. Datis Kharrazian who is the author of “Why do I still have thyroid symptoms when my lab tests are normal”, and “Why isn’t my brain working” This was an excellent 3 day weekend of very intense study on thyroid, and especially auto-immune thyroid. 90% of all thyroid problems I see are auto-immune related. The problem for patients is that they are frustrated because even with the meds they don’t feel good. The reason is no one has addressed the immune system which is attacking the thyroid, not just TSH levels. I see a lot of people who have had great success with our auto-immune protocols. Identifying underlying triggers and healing gut fucntion is imperative to success with any auto-immune conditon. 80% of your immune system lies with your gut-microbiome so it’s imperative you have good gut function. This is just about impossibe with the standard american diet. Our diet is the worst in the world and it’s one of the reasons we have so much sickness and disease in our society. We have a bad source of food which is toxic to our gut and our brain because it causes massive amounts of inflammation. If you have a bad gut micro-biome you will surely have a bad brain down the road.
There are specific strategies to calm the immune response down which is destroying your thyroid and put this auto-immune attack at bay. Because once you are auto-immune in one area it’s just looking for another place to attack. Cyrex labs have developed a test which is a predictor of any other auto-immune attack to your body. Your brain, your gut, your muscles, your nervous system, your joints, and many other areas that will predict what your future looks like unless you do something now. They also have very sophisticated food sensitivty tests that we use (array 4 and 10), which can show us if you are putting fuel to the fire. If you are eating foods that unknowningly make you worse then you must not eat these or else you will get worse. Wouldn’t it be nice to find out what foods you may be sensitive to?
Look for upcoming workshops on thyroid and auto-immunity. You can check my business facebook page Edling Chiropractic and wellness. Here is the link. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Edling-Chiropractic-and-Wellness/87940295179?fref=ts
Mary and I are now empty nesters. Our son Riley graduated a few weeks ago and will be heading off to Concordia University in St.Paul where he will also be playing D 2 football. Congrats to all the other seniors. it’s been a great joy watching these kids grow and mature and have successes on and off the field.
We will not be in the clinic this friday June 5th. We are headed down to watch Riley and his 4×200 and 4x 100 relay teams participate in the state track meet in laCrosse. The state track meet is an incredible event. There are some very talented boys and girls who really can bring it. Last year was my first year ever attending and I was blown away how much fun it was. I’ll be going back on a yearly basis. I have anumber of track athletes who get adjusted for peak performance. Congrats to them. Going to state is pretty cool.
It’s finally getting nice out so get out and enjoy the sun. Exercise is fuel for the brain. It clears the fog and is the best anti depressant.
Come join me Saturday morning 9 am down by Cascade falls here in Oscela, I’ll be leading the “walk with the Doc”. Just a fun 30 minute walk highlighting some of Osceola trail systems. There will be one every month. See you there.
Ok, it won’t be another 2 months until next post. Get out there and be a Champ!
One of the most important things you can do to get your health back is to clean up your diet. This is a great time of the year than spring when it starts getting nice out and and you can get outside and start moving your body more after our winter hibernation time.
One of the best things you can do right now today is to drop all grains from your diet, period. Grains are inflamamtory to your gut and body. I can go into tons of detail why eliminating grains will help you be much healthier from your gut to better brain function to less back pain. Just trust me on this one. When people consult me this is one of the first things I advise patients.
Most people come in with Chronic health issues which are due in large part to the standard american diet which has a ton of grains in it and processed grains. The standard american diet or SAD is killing our society. I just read a study put out by the government that by 2044 our country will be BANKRUPT because of the cost to manage diabetes. That means we will be spending more for the managment and treatment of diabetes than all the taxes that go in to the pot. That’s incredible!!! It’s time right now to take charge of your health. You can do it, my job is to lead you there. There are common findings in all chronic diseases which I address and one of the biggest things you can do is getttting off all grains, even the gluten free grains. Don’t believeve me, just try it for 30 days and see difference on how good you feel. One of the cool tests I’ve been reccommending is gene testing through 23 and me. You can order the test on line and get it for $99 and then spend another $20 for interpretation. I have patients bring this in and then I can interpret what needs to be done and how this will pertain to their specific health and what they can do now if their is some genes that may not be working right for them. I also am having everyone who is serious about figuring out their health get a 85 comprehensive blood analysis for $199. It tells me so much about how you are functioning. I put it all together and get a plan of attack to get you fucntioning optimally. Reducing blood sugar and reducing inflammation is really key for most chronic health conditions. Getting your gut microbiome is crucial also for good overall health. Good gut health important for blood sugar regulation and great brain health. Removing any food sensitivities which gluten, dairy, egg, soy, and yeast are important. I can test for these but just try going off these and see how you feel. OK, it’s time to jump start after this winter. Get outside and get moving. It will do wonders for your attitude and get good oxygen for the brain.
I’m doing workshops 2-3 per month. I usually put them on my Edling Chiropractic and Wellness facebook page. You can go there and find out when the workshops are. I just did a thyroid workshop last week and will be doing another since there are so many people sufferening and not getting answers for their thryoid problem.
It is very important to take time off from your daily routine and go out and adventure life. While I’m pretty good at doing this, sometimes you need to just get away to appreciate all that you do have and get a fresh jump start to all the great opportunities that life has to offer.
Wednesday night I took off for Bozeman. I picked up fellow Chiro Dave Leske and my nephew Matt Edling and off we were for the 13 hour and 1000 mile drive to Bozeman Montana. We got there at 7am thursday morning and the sun was just coming up.. What a beuatiful scene it is at day break on the Bozeman pass from Livingston and into Bozeman. As tired as we all were the beauty of the Bridger mountains and Gallatin Valley gave us a rush of energy. We checked into the Lewis and Clark motel in Bozeman and then off we were to Bohart ranch for some cross country skiing in the Bridger mountains. Bohart ranch had the best groomed trails I have ever skied. I sure wasn’t adapted to the elevation since the first hill I had to stop and catch my breathe. I thought my heart was going to explode. I knew I was in for a little challenge on Saturday when we were to race the Rendevoux x-ski race in West yellowstone which was at 6800 feet.
We had to hit the Bozeman hot springs which felt so good after a long drive and ski. If you get out to Bozeman hit the hot springs. Your body will feel so great going from the very hot springs to the cold springs.
Then we were off to see my son Connor who gave us a tour of the campus. What a great campus and it was nice to see Connor coming into his own out there.
On friday we went to the Museum of the Rockies which had incredible dinasour exhibit and a history of the civil war exhibit. You have to see that if you get out there too. Then off we were to West Yellowstone to pick up our bibs and get settled down for the big race on saturday morning.
It was fun seeing people from all over the western states come to West Yellowstone for the race. This is kind of like our Birkie for them. I met people from Pocatello Idaho, Salt Lake City, Truckee Ca, and even a skier drove out from Eau claire for the race. Him and I were the only Wisconsin racers.
It was 25 degrees at the start of the race and the course looked really fast. It was a very competitive field and people were doing more racing than most races I race. The gun went off and I took off at a decent pace but not going to hard. Well 15 minutes later on the first big hill I couldn’t get my breathe and felt light headed. I had to stop and let a group of people go by me as I tried to recover. I knew I had to slow down and just pace my self and I did that. The next big hill climb I was barely moving and I had to stop again. This was what the whole first lap was like. At the half way point I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to make the whole 50k. Well I relaxed and somehow got my wind and starting picking off people who passed me earlier like I was standing still. With 2 k to go I passed a young woman skier who said I looked strong and to go get the other guy ahead of us which I did. Later that night while we went to The Montana Ale Works in Bozeman for supper this same girl who I had past was now our greeter. We laughed and gave each other a big hug.
Cross country skiing like any passion that you have gets the most out of you and you meet great people when you get out of your comfort zone and just go for it in life. I encourage all of you to find something you like or would like to try and give it a shot. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. The most rewarding thing about skiing is hte relationships you develop by meeting people and the sense of accomplishment when training and racing. I have great friends in Dave and Matt and they were able to experience the best of Bozeman and we had a great time. You too can do what ever you dream about. This whole Bozeman road trip was jsut a split second idea I had the night before the Birkie and I’ll remember it fondly for the rest of my life
It was great to meet up with Scott and Amy Frischmon who own Wild Mountain. They have a beautiful place on Big Sky spend a couple of hours after the race on our way back to Bozeman. We also went to the Montana State-Montana mens basketball game Saturday nigth nd that was a lot of fun ecven though we were all pretty wiped out.
It’s back to helping all of you to my best ability. I’ll be doing a lot of in office workshops so keep posted to emails and facebook as to what lecturees will be given and your ooportunity to attend and get your health back if you have lost it and keep it once you have it.
Well the Birkie is over and what a spectacular event it was. The new bridge crossing highway 63 and mainstreeet was so cool. My nephew Matt Edling who was doing his first Birkie rode up with me and the first thing we did after we got our bib was go to downtown Hayward and check the new bridge that we would ski over. We were both amazed how steep it was and huge it was. Skiers were practicing skiing up and down the bridge and it looked really fun. The bridge had a 15% grade going up and 18% grade going down. I could only imagine the slingshot effect it would give all us skiers as we headed down the last 200 meters hearing the screams of friends and fans for the last push of energy to the finish line.
I woke up at 5:40 am on Birkie race day knowing this is the best day of the year for me. I slept like a baby and was ready to bring it. Paleo breakfast and off Matt and I were to catch the buses to take us to the starting line at Telemark. This is when it gets to be a cluster. We parked at Birkie ridge and finally got on a bus. I wasn’t sure if I’d make it on time but it was smooth sailing and got their a good 25 minutes before my race went off. I saw Tommy Krenz and he looked determined as ever. I was running into people who I only see once a year and Birkie fever was totally in the air.
The gun went off and off I went at 8:10 am. A nice smooth start and snow flakes hitting all our bodies it was a winter wonderland out there. 13 degrees felt very refreshing until the 5 k mark and the hills started coming. Now it was time to concentrate, keep relaxed, and stride up those hills with confidence.
Kevy Rogers who was doing his 35th Birkie passed me like I was standing still at the 7 k mark. Of all the skiers out there Kevy has the best technique. He looks effortless as he went on to place 100th overall.
More hills until OO which is the halfway point of the birkie. I loaded up big time on whatever would fuel my body. I was halfway home and would now have a little reprieve from the hills until I hit Mosquito brooke and the 39K club.
I was starting to feel depleted a couple K before Mosquito brooke and thank God Frank Lundeen was there with Coke and goodies to help replenish my fatiguing muscles. Mosquito brooke generally isn’t to bad for me but this year it hurt. All the hills hurt the last 15 K.
There was a nice addition to the course which added 1 kilometer and it was through the fish hatchery trail system. I loved it. I sure didn’t love the climb up Highway 77 which is the last hill. It’s a kilometer long but when you get to the top you can see the water tower of Hayward and it made me feel like I’ve been gone from home for months and I’m finally getting back home. Oh what a feeling it is to cross Wheeler road and onto the lake. I didn’t stop for Yager shots like last year because I was drafting in a group of guys and it sure helped. 3 k across the lake and a right turn and there was the bridge. It was really steep and I herring boned it as fast as I could and down the other side the crowd was cheering everyone on as we were shot like a canonball out of a canon and one last and furious double pole to the finish and the Birkie was completed.
I couldn’t bend over to get my ski’s off I was cramping so bad. A volunteer helped me and off I was to get my 23rd Birkie pin and get some warm clothes on.
It was off to anglers for a well deserved brat and beer and to cheer all the other racers on.
Congrats to all the skiers. There is something about the Birkie which makes me feel the most alive I can be.
There is an energy about not only doing the Birkie, but cheering fellow skiers on. My nephew Matt Edling who just started skiing in December did the Classic Birkie in 5 hours and 44 minutes. I’m very proud of him for taking the challenge on. His ski broke but he was able to ski it in so that was remarkable.
My training partners Dave Leske and Duane Lee have been very supportive and I thank them for them for all the great ski’s. Dave got sick during the week and wasn’t able to ski. It’s impossible to ski such a grueling coure if you are sick. Duane was right behind me and we all had a great time.
Thanks to Carrie O’Connell for a great feed friday night and Audrey Yunker for letting us stay at her Cabin. A big shout out to my wife Mary Flood who puts up with me the other 51 weeks a year. Congrats to all my patients who skied the Birkie!! Thanks Duane for the fast ski’s, and team Cyclova rocks!
Now a little rest, and then it’s back at it for the next 51 weeks until next years Birkie. If you want to really challenge yourself start training and maybe I’ll see you at the starting line of next years Birkie. Anything is possible if you dream it and take some action.
This week is my favorite of the year. Thousands of my fellow Cross Country skiers will be marching up to Cable Wisconsin for North America’s largest Cross country ski race the American Birkebeiner.
This is an accumulation of 51 weeks of training for me so I’m going to be fit and ready to give it my best shot. This is my 24th year and I enjoy it now as much as I did my first one. I still get a little nervous this week. I think it’s because your so excited to see old friends who you may only see this one day of the year but you have this special bond because of the Birkie.
It’s a fantastic event. If you ever get a chance come up and spectate. This year will be cold like so many years but you can go in and out of Anglers bar if you need to warm up or get a hot toddy. The winners should be coming down mainstreet Hayward about 10:15 am or so. Generally it’s about 2 hours for their finish. You want to see some really fit athletes, these are the guys and gals in the elite waves.
When I was doing the skating race I was usually about 35 minutes or so off the lead pack always around the top 200 racers. Those days are long gone and now I try to keep in the top 200 of the Classical race which is 55 kilometers and 4 kilometers longer than the skate race. The Classical race is getting much more competitive and it’s great to see the numbers growing and growing every year.
One of the reasons I love Cross country skiing is because you can get outdoors and enjoy the best of what mother nature has to offer. While I don’t care for a minues 1 degree start which it seems to be every year, there is nothing like being in the woods of the Telemark trails of the Birkie race.
This year has been a bad snow year so I’ve had to travel to Hyland ski in Blomington or Elm Creek in Maple Grove for man made snow. For outdoors it’s been Timberland Hills in Cumberland, the Birkie course, or ABR in Ironwood. That’s the downside of being a skier. When there is no snow you have to travel.
The Birkie is really taken off the last few years. They cap the race and registration is full by Sept. 1st. More and more younger people are skiing, and more baby boomers are getting into it which is great to see.
How about Kevin Rogers who is doing his 35th Birkie and Tommy Krenz doing his 30th. That’s incredible. These guys are still in the elite wave and are great skiers smoking most of the kids half their age. Kevy has done 1500 miles of skiing just for this race. I bet he has more than 100,000 miles skied.
Cross country skiing is a part of a great healthy lifestyle. I love being fit as a fiddle inspite of all the injuries I’ve had from other sports when I was younger. Cross country skiing doesn’t beat your body up like running. You have to eat well if you want to compete so you have to be on your game year round. Then you can celebrate and most of do after the race at Anglers where we reunite with friends and family and cheer the other skiers on.
The Birkie is really a race where you can celebrate what you have accomplished not only that day but for all the energy and efforts for the past year. It’s a great way of living and it’s fun having a little Birkie fever this one week of the year.
Also, congrats to Arne Lagus for doing his 34th. Whether you are doing your first Birkie or have done 35 of htem like Kevy has it’s a great accomplishment to put your self out there and stretch your self to what’s possible for your life.
My nephew Matthew Edling is doing his first Birkie. Way to go Matt!
Thanks to Duane Lee for always getting my ski’s running super fast and being a great training partner. Also, to Dave Leske who I do every workout with . . Look for Dave to make a huge climb in the the standings this year. He’s in the best shape of his life. A big thanks to Audrey Yunker for letting her stay at her cabin every year too.
I would not reccommend this to anyone but I want to tell you a story of how I gained 5 pounds over a 72 hour time frame.
I left with my skiing buddies friday at 11am for the Noquomonen cross country ski race in Marquette Michigan. It’s an incrediblely difficult race that starts in Ishpeming Michigan and goes through some incredible hilly terrain the first half of the race and finsihes all downhill right on the Northern Michigan university Superior Dome where they play football.
It’s an incredible race and is so difficult to do but very rewarding when you are doing it and especially when you are done and exhausted.
You may be thinking how can you gain 5 pounds after doing a 31 mile cross country ski race with head walls for hills while burning 7000 calories during the race?
When you do a long endurance even it not uncommon to lose weight initially after the race. But most of us really hydrate and probably over eat before the race to feel our energy stores so we have enought to go full throttle during the race and hopefully not bonk or cramp up.
Doing this race is incredibly stressful on your body. You are really spent and extremly tired after. You need to hydrate and put food in your body big time after the race.
Your adrenal glands produce cortisol which is a stress hormone and during a race like that it’s working hard. To much cortisol release and your body will store fat. That’s why people who are under a lot of physical or emotional stress have a tendency to gain weight.
The good news is after a few more days I’ll be back down as I let my body and mind recover from the race and will probably be a pound or two lighter by end of the week or the next race which is the Badger State games in Wausau this weekend.
I only do 4 or 5 races a year in the winter if we have enough snow and a handful of 5 k running races in the spring and summer. I only want to have about 10 weeks out of the year where i lay it all on the line. Now I spend the other 40 weeks a year training and preparing my body and mind to be in race shape. The training period is hard work but it’s also the process that is a personal growth time for me and I love it. The races are the icing on the cake and kind of a celebration of why one trains.
Start with getting your body moving and start getting your own personal training going. Hire my buddy Mike Colaizy at the wild river fitness if you need some structure in your training, get a group of friends and go out and do your favorite activity, or get out and do it on your own. The big thing is to have fun and be consistant in your workouts. Add great nutrition and watch your life take off. If you do a 5 k running race from time to time you need to make sure you train during the week. You can’t eat like a king during the week for a 5 k. You can do that on a cup of coffee.
OK, don’t forget about tonight’s thyroid workshop 6:30 pm at my lcinic. If you or a loved one has thyroid issues and not getting help then this would be a great class. It’s free and always some great info. There is hope!!
If losing weight crossed your mind over the holidays then it would be a great idea to take action on it.
I’ll be giving a weight loss seminar next monday night Jan. 12th here at my clinic. I’ve got room for 8 and that’s it.
No gimmicks, but rather a structured approach that will identify why you haven’t been able to lose weight, or have had all the ups and downs.
Do you have a thyroid disorder, a brain issue with the hypothalamus, a blood sugar problem, are you anemic, are your adrenals shot? Those are jsut a few things I’ll explore during the class.
You can check out my Edling Chiropractic and wellness facebook page for a couple of testimonials of patients who have been through our program and their experiences and successes. Here is the link. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Edling-Chiropractic-and-Wellness/87940295179
The holidays were really a lot of fun for me. I got to pick up my son Connor at the airport and spend some great time with him.
Riley has been busy trying to figure out where he wants to go to college. It’s down to Luther college, Winona St, or Concordia of St. Paul. He also wants to play football. I know he can do it. He’s finally realizing how important grades are and he knows football doesn’t last forever.
Mary and I did some fun parties over the holidays. Too much as a matter of fact but they were all really fun. New Years Bowling and celebrating our 21st Anniversary with Riley and his buddies and parents was a ton of fun. We went to a Christmas play with Sunway Inc. (Tim and Julie Skiba’s company) and that was really a lot of fun. And, we went to our first wine tasting party where each couple brought a case of wine and then we tasted them without knowing who’s wine was whose. I bought a case at valley spirits here in Osceola, it was called Whiplash. It’s a deep cab and to my surprise it won!! I guess I must be either very lucky, or a pretty good wine taster. Actually, I think I just liked the name of the wine and thought that was cool.
I did a ton of X-skiing over the holidays on the Birkie trail. Boy those are some monster hills in the north end of the birkie trail north of OO. I’m in good shape, now it’s time to race!
Ok, I am truly blessed to be able to share my thoughts, my vision, and be able to help others attain a substantial improvement in the quality of your life.
I’ll be doing a lot of educational classes this year and I bought a new video cam so I can start sharing on you tube and my facebook patients success stories and videos to help educate on a better way of living and being.
P.S. I even burned down all the fence without burning down the neighborhood. That’s pretty good!
One of the most important priorities in delaing with people’s health or lack of health is to make sure they have good gut function.
Why is this so important?
Because, your gut has many many fucntions including 80% of your immune system lies right in the gut. If you have poor gut health then you aren’t going to be healthy and you can have many other dysfunctions of the body becasue of poor gut health.
Digestion starts in your mouth and ends with a bowel movement. It’s incredible the number of physiological processses that go on. You have to produce enough hydrochloric acid in your stomach to breakdown your food. Digestive enzymes must be released to break food down in the intestines, gall bladder and liver is activated during digestion, and a huge host of other activities that we do not have conscious control over but work their magic.
What can get in the way of good digestion is the food we eat. It can either work for us in a positive way or against us. Unfortunatly the standard American diet will totally work against your body and totally destroy your gut lining and can lead to many health conditions. When you lose the integrity of your gut lining your food proteins aren’t digested and go into the blood stream not getting digested and your immune system sets up an attack since this is foreign and can cause a host of problems over time from allergies, to auto-immune condtions, to just plain old poor gut and bowel function. I guess you could call this a leaky gut condtion. When you have a leaky gut it must get healed. I do specific strategies to heal your gut and get you back on the road to better health and well being. It’s imperative that you change you diet, manage your stress, and get some movement in your life. One of the tests I do to assess gut and bowel activity is a stool microbial test. It measures how much good bacteria you have in the gut and also measures bad gut bacteria, yeast and parasites which also can cause havoc and wreck your gut and lead to a chronic inflammatory state. It’s not uncommon to find bad gut bacteria and parasitic infections on the blood work and then on the stool microbial tests. This must be hadled and I do a prtotocol to fix this.
When you have a leaky gut you probably have a leaky brain which can lead to brain fog, fatigue, and just not feeling good.
Be very conscious about what you put in your mouth. Stay away from anythnig that is boxed, canned, or processed. Those along with grains and dairy are offending foods that will more than likely just add fuel to the fire.
The one thing you must never have is high fructose corn syrup. This is poison! It will kill your gut, spike your blood sugar, and make you fat and stupid. Just say no to all sugary and diet pops.
Winter high school sports are well on their way. Good luck to all the kids who are in extracurricular activites. it keeps them in the game of life.
It’s been kind of fun checking out different colleges with my son Riley. He hopes to play a little football also.
It’s great to have Connor back from Montana State for the holidays. He’s a whiz with the computers which helps me out a ton.
Ok, Christmas is right around the corner. Don’t stress to much, enjoy it and have fun with your families!!’
Last thyroid workshop is tonight here 6:30 pm. I’ve got room for 2 more people.
Be ready to jump start your new year with our weight loss program. Starts first week in January. Look for details in hte coming week or so.
Well it was a whirlwind weekend for yours truly. It started with the 26th annual turkey bowl. It was our coldest turkey bowl ever. 2 degrees at the start and 4 at the finish. It was a defensive battle and it came down to the last possession with the black team holding the red team for a 20-14 win.
Danny Steffen had a great game at quarterback. Fellow Chiropractor and long time turkey bowl participant John Hilpisch had an outstanding game. Dave Leske and Jason Ellingson had really good games for the red team, and it was sure nice to have my son Riley Edling showing off his youth and dominating us older fellows.
The Osceola football field with 2 inches of snow held up great. It wasn’t really that slippery out there which was surprising. I’ll be ready for next years turkey bowl. Only a chip fracture of my ring finger this year, so no major injuries.
On friday Riley, Dave Leske, and myself road tripped down to Madison for the Badger Gopher football game. It had been 10 years since I had been to a Badger game. What an incredible festive day it was on saturday. 50 degrees and a perfect day for football game. There was a ton of Gopher fans done there also since it was the biggest game for them since 1967. The Gophers started well but the Badgers just wore them out in the end with that running game. Look for the Badgers to whoop up on the Buckeyes for the Big 10 championship this Saturday. It won’t be 10 years until I get back to Madison. You must experience a Badger game if you are any fan of football. I hope the Gophers can some day create a similar energy the the Badgers pre game festivities are.
It’s December first and cyber monday. So far so good with not buying anything on the internet on friday or today so far. Here is something I’d consider doing to improve your health over the holidays. I’d stick to a well balanced diet and actually fuel your system with great organic foods. Meat, chicken, fish, organic if you can. Eat tons of veggies, and keep your fruits to low glycemic fruits like stone fruits or berries. Don’t skip breakfast, have some protein first thing in the morning. Make sure you hydrate. Exercise is crucial too. I’m training hard for the Birkie right now so I’m doing some hours on the ski’s. Start doing bodyweight exercises which are fat burning and accelerate and boost your metabolism. 5-10 minutes a day of those fat buring exercises and watch out, you will be on fire!! Pushups, jumping jacks, planks, squats, lunges, are jsut a few you can start with. Do 30 seconds of these , take a 15 second break and do the next exercise. Do 5 minutes of these and your set. Get of the computer and do wall slides. Just put your back up against the wall and slide your arms up and down and this will activate your back muscles and help with your posture. Don’t forget to get sleep. I’m in bed at 9 pm most nights. My body needs 8-9 hours a night and an occasional cat nap also. Sleep is when our brain and body recovers.
I’ve been seeing a lot of thyroid patients lately and it’s fun working with these challenging cases. Most are auto-immune which means their own immune system is attacking the thyroid gland. Medicine really doesn’t have much to offer to calm the immune responce down. There are usually a host of other chronic conditons going on also and sometimes these can be tricky cases. everyone is different so the care plan must be individualized to get good results. Healing does take time. You have to give your mind and body a good chance to heal and stay the course.
Right now is a good time to be very aware of your diet and don’t go crazy with your eating. Get out and move your body and keep living a healthy life. The healthier you get the happier you will be. It’s very easy to get depressed over the holidays so exercise is your best anti-depressant.
OK, go out and make it an incredible day. Congrats to the Minnesota Gophers on an outstanding regular season. I know the coaches and players must be a luttle burnt out this time of year. They have some good time to recover and get prepped for their bowl game where ever that will be. It’s nice to see them relevant again in the Big 10.
Every day I have people ask me why they should take fish oil and is there’s a good product. I could go into detail about the benefits but you’ll have to come to my 30 minute workshop at my clinic on monday night to get the details. In short, most chronic diseases are due to to much stress and a poor lifestyle that create inflammation. Inflammation is the terrible effect of eating poorly, and not moving like we were made to. Omega 3 fish oils are anti-inflammatory and are called essential fatty acids because our brains,nervous sytems and all our cells need them to be healthy. The problem is we have a 20:1 ratio of omega 6 faty acids to omega 3. Ideally we’d like that to be 2:1. Omega 6 you’ll find in any oils or meats that are grain fed.
What’s the best kind? Moxxor is the best. It’s pricy but you get what you pay for. Don”t buy the stuff at the supermarket or GNC since it’s cheap and probably will cause more harm than any good. Most fish oils are oxidized(kind of like rusting out) by heat, sunlight and packaging, and are full of crap or watered down or have lead and other heavy metals in them which are toxic to your nervous system. Only put good things in your mind and body and guess what comes back? Do that over time and your health gets better and you can live to your fullest potential.
Speaking of potential, if you are subluxated you can”t be at your best. how do you know if you are? You have to get checked, it’s as simple as that. i’m plugging myself here but I don;t care who you see everyone should get their spine checked. We check our teeth, we check every thing else but wait until our spine is a wreck which isn;t pro-active and you suffer needlessly. I hear this on occasions, “once you got to go you always have to go to a Chiropractor” If you don’t have any stress in your life then you probably don”t need to go and let me know where there isn”t any stress and I’ll join you. I get adjusted weekly and reccomend that for those who are looking to be at their best and assist with the effects of chronic stressors in our life.
OK, that’s it for this week. 3 weeks until the Birkie. I’m getting fit and feel like I’m ready to race. Staying healthy is the key when you physically train hard and have to live life also. A lot of people get sick because htey overdue it with training so there is a fine line and I mean finne between getting sick or having a poor race becasue your body isn;t rested enough.
Have a great rest of the week, more snow for the weekend so get outside and enjoy it!!
Each year in the United States, 70 million prescriptions are written for anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)(1). In 2006, the estimated cost to consumers of pain management drugs around the world was $30 billion (2).
In the United States, osteoarthritis is responsible for 4.9 percent of all medical expenditures (3), and due to the fact that 5.4 percent of NSAID users develop serious bleeding conditions requiring hospitalization (4), each year 103,000 Americans are hospitalized and 16,500 die due to long-term NSAID use.(5)
The annual medical cost of NSAID-related GI complications is $3.9 billion dollars(6). The 16,500 deaths each year caused by NSAID drugs is more than five times greater than the number of Americans killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and it accounts for one-third of the total cost of treating arthritis (11).
Just one FDA-approved anti-inflammatory drug, Vioxx, was estimated by senior FDA drug researcher Dr. David Graham to have caused between 88,000 and 138,000 serious heart events, including heart attacks and strokes leading to death(7). In sworn testimony before the U.S. Senate, Dr. David Graham described the Vioxx disaster as “…the rough equivalent of 500 to 900 aircraft [each containing from 150 - 200 passengers] dropping from the sky. This translates to 2-4 [airline crashes] every week, week in and week out, for the past 5 years.”
NaturalNews has calculated that the number of Americans killed by Vioxx exceeds the number of Americans killed in both the Vietnam War and the War on Iraq, combined! (8)
Remarkably, up to 42% of physicians in the United States and the United Kingdom remain unaware of the dangerous side effects of anti-inflammatory medications (12). In one study, patients visiting physicians complaining of hip pain were prescribed medically unnecessary NSAID drugs more than 41% of the time, and nearly 52% of those patients were not offered medicine to protect their gastrointestinal health, despite showing obvious histories of peptic ulcer disease (13).
NaturalNews asks the question:
Do so many people have to die from taking dangerous prescription painkiller medications?
The answer is NO!
The safe, natural way to ease inflammation
Moxxor is a concentrated superfood supplement made primarily from the extract of green-lipped mussels grown in aquaculture farms near the coast of New Zealand. It has been eaten for hundreds of years by the indigenous Maori people of New Zealand who are well known to exhibit a very low incidence of arthritis symptoms such as pain or joint swelling.
A study on green-lipped mussel oil published in the journal Inflammopharmacology(9) shows the remarkable ability of green-lipped mussel oil to ease signs of inflammation.
In this study, a formula containing 4mg of green-lipped mussel extract and 16mg of olive oil (referred to as “GLM Formula A”), and administered at the dose of 20mg per kg of body weight, was shown to exhibit astonishing anti-inflammatory properties far greater than typical fish oils, salmon oil, flaxseed oil, evening primrose oil and even aspirin and ibuprofen. Table 1, below, reveals the methodology: Read the rest of this entry »
This is a copy of this weeks article in the Valley Wire (Osceola’s alternative newspaper).
Birkie fever, I’m a true believer
For the past 365 days I’ve been training for North America’s largest cross country ski race the American Birkibeiner. It starts at Telemark lodge in Cable and the 7 thousand or so who ski the Korte which is the half Birkie or the full which is 51km and finishes in downtown Hayward Wisconsin. What makes this special for me is it is a celebration of all the hard training, the dedication to training when you didn’t feel like it, and it’s a time to meet up with old friends once again skiing the hardest marathon course in the world. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m going to officially say that spring is here. I judge that by not only how wonderful the sun feels on my face but when my ski’s start to get mushy in the snow I know it’s jsut a matter of time and there won’t be any more snow to ski on. OK, the Birkie is done for this year, so now I can focus on new and other fun things in my life. One of them is how I keep in communication with you. Read the rest of this entry »
From the beginning of time, the Egyptians, Greeks, Aztecs and Mayans worshiped the sun, believing in the curative powers of light energy. Today, we employ low-level laser therapy (LLLT) to treat a variety of ailments, from acute & chronic wounds, arthritic joints, carpal tunnel syndrome, to spinal and soft tissue pain and swelling. Laser Therapyuses specific wavelengths of light to treat painful and debilitating conditions. It has been found that wavelengths from 600nm (red) to 1000nm (infrared) are more effective.
THERMAL EFFECTS: Our “Vectra Genisys Laser System” uses a power output low enough that there is no noticeable temperature increase in the tissue. There will still be small thermal effects most noticeably resulting in small increases in local circulation.
NON-THERMAL EFFECTS: Many chemicals present in human cells, such as cytochromes, porphyrins, and flavins react to light. Generically these compounds are referred to as chromophores. Stimulation of these chromophores by light of the right range of wavelengths results in a cascade of reactions within the cells:
- Increased ATP & protein production. ATP is the fuel that powers most reactions within the cell
- Increased DNA & RNA synthesis. Resulting in increased cell Increased permeability of cell membranes (i.e. many active transport mechanisms require ATP, therefore increased ATP production will result in increased transport across cell membranes)
- Increased expression (i.e. up-regulation) of various genes, including those responsible for cell proliferation and tissue regeneration. This is directly linked to increased RNA synthesis
- Increased serotonin and endorphin synthesis
- Increased synthesis of membrane components
- Stimulation of Nitric Oxide synthesis
HOW DOES LASER THERAPY WORK? Light energy enters the damaged cells and stimulates inter-cellular activity. This reduces pain in the area and speeds recovery of the damaged cells. Once the cells recover, the healing process is completed. Laser therapy is one of the most researched and published modalities in physical rehabilitation.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING TREATMENT? Laser therapy is a safe, non-invasive, drug-free, and painless treatment for pain relief and soft tissue regeneration that usually lasts several minutes. Patients may experience a comfortable sensation at the point of application. Unlike medication, laser therapy has no side effects.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE TREATMENT? Most patients see positive results in about 1-3 treatments. Swelling is greatly reduced and there is a rapid relief of pain. Acute conditions usually subside quickly, typically within one set of treatments. Chronic conditions can be controlled with regular treatments.
LASER THERAPY HAS SHOWN TO BE EFFECTIVE FOR:
- Pain Management
- Spinal conditions relating to irritated & swollen discs, herniated discs, etc
- Neurological pain
- Joint and tendon conditions such as painful/swollen/stiff arthritic joints and tendonitis
- Soft tissue injuries such as strains & sprains and trigger points
- Chronic non-healing wounds
- Pre and post surgical treatment
One of the most common things I hear from people regarding getting and keeping their health is “I love to workout because I feel so good” “I love gettting adjsuted weekly because I not only feel great I function so much better when my body and mind are stressed” “My attitude can make a huge difference in how my day goes” Here is another version of what I hear. “I don”t have time to workout, or I’m to tired” “I can”t afford to get adjusted or pay for a gym membership”, or “Why do bad things always seem to happen to me”
Today is an attitude check day. I’ll be the first to admit my attitude needs a daily check up if not minute sometimes, just ask Mary. My son Connor always ask me “why do you say make it a great day everday dad before I go to school” My answer is because you make your day. You can have a great day or a bad day and you are right either way. The same with most anything I believe.
Lets look at a couple of common health issues. Not breast feeding your infant cost many childs lives and cost billions of dollars in poor health according to a study that was reported today. People may be ignorant to the benefits or cop an attitude about why they won’t do it. Vitamin d deficiency causes an assortment of health issues and billions of dollars on care when it’s a simple solution. How about hydrocodone of vicadin for pain relief. It’s there for a reason pain relief, and that’s it. We must have a ton of people in acute or chronic pain or half addicted to it becasue it is the number one selling prescription out there. How about most people have no idea about why they should get their spine checked for subluxations? How much does a spinal dysfucntion, disease and a lack of communication from the brain to the body parts cost you? Just ask anyone with poor health. Good health pays!!
I know that my aches and pains are 10x better when I get adjusted weekly, do not blame others for my problems, get up and move, and really deflame my diet. Most chronic pain syndromes can be greatly allieviated by doing the above. Go to www.deflame.com and download the guidelines for a anti-inflammatory diet that works wonders for you and it’s not hard. You just have to be educated and decide to change behaviors.
Allright enough of education, how about that Duke-Butler game last night. I hope you didn”t fall asleep on the couch like former intern Ryan Hansen and miss the incredible second half. Butler jus about won it on alast second shot from half court. I couldn’t sleep for a couple hours after that one. New Twins stadium and I can”t wait to go!! Osceola Braves baseball is right around the corner and the question everyone wants to know is if fellow Chiro Dave Leske is going to pitch this year? Look for Matt Weber to star for the Osceola boys track team this year.
OK, I’ve been very busy studying a new diplomat program in neurology and working my tail off learning new non surgical solutions to todays chronic health problems such as fibromyalia, peripheral neuropathy, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, M.S., R.A., auto-immune disorders, diabetes, dizziness, and thyroid conditions. This is my next big adventure after 23 years of practice. I’ll have more on this blog about some of the treamtents like O2 therapy, vibration, spinal decompression, low level laser, auriccular therapy, and many more brain based treatments. Until next time, you can read me in Osceola’s alternative newpaper the “Valley Wire”, and see me at most sporting events. Get out and enjoy the day regardless of the weather. Dr. E
Millions of americans suffer daily with chronic pain, especially back and extremity pain. If you have or no someone with a chronic pain syndrome you know how devastating it is. I see first hand daily and have close family members who have struggled with their health and it’s not fun to see. There is unique metabolic and neurologic testing that I have been studying and am now starting to implement at my office for those who suffer with diagnosis of fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, dizziness, balance disorders, thyroid disease, digestive disorders, degenerative disc and joint disease, sciatica, spinal stenosis, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, etc, etc.
These tests have are done in order to get at the direct cause of what is causing your problem. For example, has your MD or any other person had your food sensitivity panel checked for gluten, dairy, egg, or soy? Probably not but so many chronic inflammatory problems which manifest themselves as pain and an above mentioned disease are caused by food sensitivities. Blood sugar regulation is critical for anyone with the above mentioned problems. Checking for anemia is vital, and making sure your fatty lipid profile is ideal along with a complete CBC is crucial. There is a wide range of normal for a lot of these tests but once you’re at either end of the ranges you are already out of balance and in a disease state. Thus, these need to be observed and managed within a smaller range called a functional range. The thing is you must have these tests done to see where you are at. You can guess about dairy or gluten but you won”t know unless you get tested, and we now can have this done for you.
Lifestyle changes are imperative for anyone who has a chronic pain or diagnosis which inhibits them from doing what they want to do in life. A study done by Surgical Neurology 2006 states that in patients suffering from chronic degenerative spinal disease 59% can eliminate the need for pain drugs by consuming adequate levels of omega 3 essential fatty acids. Another study in Annals of Pharmacology 2002 states removing aspartame and glutamate from the diet for 4 months can eliminate chronic pain syndrome.
What would that be worth to you or a loved one to get rid of pain and get on with life? (Check out my article posted on this website about Moxxor which is the best natural anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant out there).
I’m here to help as many people as possible, and God knows there are a lot of people out there who need their spines checked and may need this special neurologic and metabolic testing done to finally get at the root cause of why they are feeling the way they are. Please pass this on to others who you know. You can help your self or the life of someone else. Thanks so much for reading this post, and I look forward to helping. Until next time, you can make it a great day by getting some exercise today, you won’t regret it. p.s. If you want more info on this testing call me 715-294-3100 or go email me email@example.com p.s.p.s. The date is set. 4 weeks to a new you starts monday 5/2/10 at 6:15 at my office. For 4 Mondays I will be leading you to take action with your health and start living a life you deserve. Only $50. DVD’s will also be made for participants. Hurry, only room for 8. Call 715-294-3100 to sign up.
Not getting better, tired, fatiqued, sluggish, cold feet or hands, do you require excessive amounts of sleep, do you gain weight easily, depressed, constipated, hair thinning or falling out? You may have a condition called Hashimoto’s and you may never know it or were misdiagnosed.
I’ve been seeing quite a few people who have been coming in with chronic autoimmune conditions such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Sjorgen’s syndrome, type one diabetes, hypo or hyper thyroidism, peripheral neuropathy. Usually they are presenting with a neuromuscloskeletal complaint but have also been diagnosed with another auto immune condition. What is auto-immune? Auto immune means your body is self attacking it self. An example would be a condition called Hashimoto’s disease. 27 million americans suffer from thyroid disease whom half go undiagnosed. Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the thyroid tissue. Half of the diagnosed thyroid cases are Hashimoto’s. No one ever seems to ask the question why did the thyroid gland stop working? Usually someone diagnosed with a low functioning thyroid gets on Synthroid and on their merry way they go. In most cases people will get some signifigant relief because if it’s primary hypothyroidism they will because they need the thyroid hormone which has been lost. A very high percentage of people with hypothyroidism still complain of symptoms because the medication doesn’t address what caused the immune system to falter in the first place. Hashimoto’s disease is an immune system disease and thus the immune system needs to be checked, and no one is checking this out.
Specific thyroid testing needs to be done, not just your TSH, and T4 levels. Sensitivity testing to see if you are sensitive to gluten(which is wheat, rye, oats, and barely), dairy, eggs, yeast, and soy. An adrenal stress index test needs to be done, and your immune panels need to be checked if you are TH1 dominant or TH2 dominant. If the immune system is not balanced like a teeter-totter you are going to have some major health problems and why you still have symptoms in spite of the medication.
I’ve made a video describing what this is all about and why people with this condition or any other autoimmune condition need to get at the cause which is an immune system that has gone wild due to many different reasons, particularly lifestyle induced. Look for this video to be up shortly, and if you know someone who suffers with thyroid problems or is on the medications but they are not helping please let them know that they can be helped. They need to fill out a nutritional assessment form and need to have this specific testing done. It’s not cheap but what is your health worth to find out once and for all why you are feeling terrible and to finally get your health back naturally. Call Mary and we will get you checked to see if you even qualify for this particular metabolic care. This is totally different than our traditional Chiropractic care.
I hope everyone had an incredible 4th weekend. I played golf and hanging out with the family and just chilled quite a bit which is good for the body and soul. I am getting antsy to get back to working with people adjusting them and getting them functioning again and also as mentioned above looking at these metabolic conditions such as diabetes, Hashimoto’s, peripheral neuropathy, etc. If someone is auto-immune it trumps all other treatments because they won’t ever get better unless these are addressed. Until next time, help someone who has a health challenge by letting them know I may be able to help. Dr. E. p.s. I’m playing baseball again this weekend sunday afternoon, Oakey park. I’m swinging for the fences this weekend. A big congrats out to former Osceola girls basketball coach Brian Fell who is the new head athletic director at Bloomington Jefferson high school!! Also, I’m working on our St. Croix Falls 30th class reunion which is August 14th in SCF. Check us out on facebook.
I’ve been spending the past 12 months working hard on learning neurologic and metabolic treatments to help assist you guys in getting your body and mind connected and heal as fast as possible. The problem that get s all of you in problems is some genes but mostly how you are living your life. How are your stressors affecting you? Environmental stressor like the foods that you put in your body, the meds that you may take, the home stresses, work stresses all add up and our nervous system and immune system have to adapt and respond to the stress it has been given. We can actually see through certain testing how your immune system is reacting. For example, you may have a thyroid or G.I. problem that is aggravated or caused by a certain food like Gluten(wheat) products and you may not know it. We can do a DNA stool test and find out if this is one of the cause or primary cause of why you may be having G.I (gastro-intestinal) problem, possibly thyroid, or how about even your brain. If you have a sensitivity to something in the environment or what you eat it creates an immune response and in certain cases can cause you to be auto-immune which means your body attacks itself and this can really cause problems. Stay tuned about more of these metabolic testing and treatments to get at the cause and not just treat symptoms.
Hey, check out this article that was posted on Dr. Mercola’s site. People take these OTC meds and maybe have been recommended by their Doc to take it but research is showing that these can be harmful to your brain. Doesn’t it make sense to take the best care of your most important organ in your body. As the brain goes so does everything else.. Check out article on bottom of this post.
30 years ago today this is what I was doing. Picture day at the U. of M and then a killer workout to show us who was boss. That was one hell of a year. I had so many ups and downs. My knee was shot, I couldn’t perform like I had previously and this was frustrating and depressing knowing I was doing everything I could and not getting the results I wanted to help my team out. The best thing about that year was the relationships which have been renewed and we are all getting together for homecoming this year. Check out this photo. Do you like my Fro?
This past weekend I went to the Gophers home opener against he fighting Coyotoes of the University of South Dakota. I was stunned as were the other 50,000 fans when South Dakota moved up and down the field at will against the Gophers. It reminded me of the Joe Salem era when the 1980 team was 6-5 then it was downhill from there until Lou Holtz came in and made it happen. The fans were brutal to coach Brewster and I believe this will be his last year. The coach is always the scapegoat but someone has to take responsibility . They have great facilities, a new stadium and a crowd that desperatly wants them to win. What’s missing, passion, talent, leadership? I don’t know but something has to change and I think that it starts from the top down. The Gophers need a big time coach that is experienced and can get the community and students all on board, and then recruit high profile players who are also good people and good students. I’ll take one marginal player who is going to give it everything over a prima donna anytime. 30 years the Gophers played USC and I was there experiencing what it was like to play the the #1 team in the country. This weekend the Gophers play USC at home who is rated #14. They can show up and play like South Dakota did against the Gophers or they can show up and expect to get beat and then get killed. This weekend will tell us a lot about the future of this program.
It’s been over 3 weeks since my injury waterskiing and I can report I’m healing very well. I’m able to ride a bike and do upper body weight lifting. I should be able to resume near normal activities in a few weeks.
Tomorrow night I’m doing a workshop on a revolutionary breakthrough in understanding Hashimoto’s disease and hypothyroidism. Find out why you still have thyroid symptoms when your lab tests are normal. I’ve got room for 3 more. Call 294-3100 for the class Tuesday 7-8 pm at my clinic. If you have fatique, are tired or sluggish, have cold feet or hands, require excessive amounts of sleep to function, gain weight easily, are depressed, have thinning hair or hair is falling out, have dry ness of the skin or scalp, or suffer from mental sluggishness then this class is for you.
Wheels and Winds our local town days is done for another year. It sure was a busy weekend in Osceola. As we prepare for a fantastic fall and upcoming weekend what steps are you doing to be healthier each and every day. Remember there is no better time than right now to eat, move, and thing better. Keep up the great job taking care of your self. Mary and myself are here to assist you on your journey to optimal health and well being.
OK, we are done with elections and people wanted change when you see Jim Oberstar a 18 term Democrat getting beat and in Wisconsin a well respected senator Russ Feingold getting the boot. The main change people want is a better economy and more jobs.
What about Healthcare? Jom Boehner wants a repeal of the Obamacare. The big difference is simple. Obamacare is government funded healthcare, while the Republican want more of a private based insured care.
The problem I see is they don’t address the underlying issue. They address who is going to take care of you if you get sick. This is a sickness based paradigm of care. It doesn’t have anything to do with what you need to do daily to stay healthy and avoid the sickness model of care.
Both parties are funded heavily by the drug and insurance companies and the food companies which make bad food. They have to scratch each others backs to survive.
The best way to solve this issue is to not get stuck where you are dependent upon the system. Eat, move, and think better on a daily basis is what it takes. You don’t here any party talking about that. Those big companies don’t want us healthier, they want us sicker so then we need their products. How about making your own garden or just getting to the grocery store and add more veggies to your diet. Your blood sugar, cholesterol, waist line would all get better plus you’d be able to feel and function better.
We have to make a change in how we live our lives, that’s what’s going to make a difference, not the politicians. I’m here to lead you to better health. Get on board and we will show both parties the real solution to get health care.
It was another bad weekend for my alma mater with Ohio State trouncing the Gophers. See the picture below of me and Ohio State’s #1 fan. There was more Ohio state fans in the bars and around the stadium before the game than Gopher fans. I was amazed how many people fly to road games. I just sent a letter to the president and all the regents discussing what I think they should do to improve the program. I’ve been going to games for over 40 years, I played their, and I want to see them do better and compete. They need a big time coach and make football a priority. Until next time, be healthier today than yesterday. Dr. E
This past weekend Mary and I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a Ball fund raiser for “our Community Homestead” which is a foundation to improve the lives of inner city Chicago kids who have been through the school and county system and this is now their last hope. It was started by Ron Ward and his son Pete Ward of Wards Cabin Watch securities invited us down for the weekend and a great time we had. It is important to give to others and to give to something bigger than our selves which can be difficult at times especially in trying times but it is necessary. the old adage what you put out comes back to you is ever so true. So today’s message is to give to others.
Before the ball Pete Ward, Mike Colaizy and myself went to the Northwestern-Iowa football game. You know I love Big 10 football and I knew it was going to be a great game. sure enough it came right down to the last minute when Northwestern drove 95 yards and scored on a 30 yard pass with a minute to go. The hometown crowd went nuts and the Quarterback Dan Persa went to jump and celebrate his touchdown pass and ruptured his achilles tendon and has to have surgery to repair it which is so sad.
My passion for Big 10 football started as a kid and continues to today. There is something about the college game that is much more attractive to me than the pro game. I love the pomp and circumstance before during, and after the game. I love the bands, the mascots, and love the game. Northwestern has an old time stadium which is really cool. They have an incredible head coach who my alma mater should find someone like him to lead the program to new heights. By the way, the Gophers did manage to win their first Big 10 game against Illinois, way to go. If you want to check out www.savegopherfootball.com you can read my letter and what other former players and fans have to say.
You look at a team like the Northwestern Wildcats and you see they are half the size of the Iowa Hawkeye players and half the talent but somehow they get the job done. I was so impressed on how the coaches coach. I was 10 rows up behind the bench and could see the encouragement and belief that they could still win being down 10 points with 4 minutes to go. Never give up is something the Wildcats are known for and it starts with their head coach Pat Fitzgerald .
Iowa comes in to play the Gophers on the 27th of November. There will be a ton of Iowa fans at this game. The Hawkeye fans travel well. Someday maybe the Gophers fans will too.
Just a heads up for next week, we will be open monday and wednesday and will be taking Thursday and Friday off for Thanksgiving. Don’t forget about the Turkey bowl for those that want to play. More details to follow shortly. It’s our 21st year of playing.
Until next time, your health is your responsibility. Continue doing your best in all your daily decisions that will make you healthier. Best of luck to the deer hunters this weekend. Dr. E
48 hours until Turkey Bowl 2010.
For those of you who are new to the blog and maybe new to me one of my traditions is to play in the Turkey Bowl. This is a group of St. Croix and Osceola guys who have been playing touch football for the last 20 years on Thanksgiving morning. We’ve had years when it was 55 degrees and years when it’s been 5 degrees with a foot of snow. This year looks like a cold windy day so those that show better bundle up. We now have our kids play and their friends and it is a ton of fun. I hope we have no injuries this year. We’ve had a few broken ribs, a broken wrist, many muscle pulls and some concussions. If you want to come down and play or watch we start at 10:30 A.M. Thanksgiving morning and play until the Osceola noon whistle blows. Usually it comes down to the last play like 2 years ago when Tommy Krenz through a 45 yard touchdown pass to Shawn MacIntyre to win the game 50-48.
The holidays are a time of more stress than less stress for a lot of people. We have less sunlight, people eat to many sweets, maybe a few to many Christmas cheers, and aren’t exercising like they know they should be. Here are a couple things you can do to decrease stress to your adrenal glands which help support blood sugar regulation and produce a lot of hormones that need to be in balance in order for you to be healthy.
Avoid these Adrenal Stimulators.
1. Concentrated sugars
2. Caffeine(decaffeinated is not acceptable because it still contains 60% of the caffeine).
5. Allergic foods(histamine which makes you get a rash appearance is an adrenal stimulant)
6. Partially hydrogenated fats(these inhibit steroid synthesis)
7. Artificial sweeteners
9. Inadequate sleep.
I do a salivary test to determine how your adrenal glands are functioning. If you would like to see how your adrenal glands are functioning and why you may be always fatigued or can’t get to sleep at night or can’t stay asleep then this is a test you must have done. It’s not very expensive and well worth the investment.
OK, have an incredible Thanksgiving, and avoid some of those adrenal stimulants, you will be glad you did. We will be out of the clinic thursday and friday and back in on monday. Dr. E
Last weekend of the 2010 Big 10 football season. Going to be a cold one at TCF Bank Stadium for the Gophers. Look for Iowa to bring 25 thousand die hard fans and trounce the Gophs. Look for Bucky to trounce one of my favorite teams the Northwestern Wildcats. and be Rose Bowl bound.
That’s exactly how I felt after I played in this years 23rd annual Turkey Bowl.
We had 18 players fight off 5 degree temps and minus 10 windchill. It wasn’t so bad once you got moving. I played on the winning Red team and we were against the wind the first half and trailed the whole first half. I knew we’d come back once we got the wind with us. Sure enough, Ellingson to Steffen for a long bomb and we pulled ahead. We fought off a great comeback by the Black team and won 40-36. This game starts out fun and ends up pretty darn competitive. I was a bit sore after but by saturday I could hardly move. I’m still feeling it today. Thanks to all those that played and our spouses that let us play. Here is the list of who played. Dan Steffen, Dave Leske, Jason Ellingson and his son, the Ellingson brothers, Kirby McDonald, Kevin Rogers and his 2 sons. Terry Baillergeon and his 2 sons, Rollo and Connor Grant, Riley Edling, John Hilpisch, Tom Krenz, Steve Siquerouis.
I survived black friday and cyber monday because I didn’t buy anything.
Hey, did you hear that weight watchers is changing how they do their point system? They are giving no points for fruits and veggies and are gearing towards all natural foods. This is a good move I feel. I like weight watchers because it has helped millions of people. The new guidelines will help more because our body needs tons of veggies, some fruits, and good source of fat and protein. Actually more of a protein based diet is what anyone with auto-immune or overweight should be on since it is anti-inflammatory and helps regulate blood sugar.. Here is the basic diet we could all benefit form. Veggies, some fruits(stone fruits-have a higher fiber to water ratio), lean protein meats, almonds, nuts, seeds, hydrate like crazy. The average american gains 10 pounds over the holidays. Stay in the moment when you eat. Ask yourself what weighs more, the discipline of good eating habits or the regret of figuring out how you are going to get those 10 pounds off starting the first of the year. Just clean the diet up a bit each day, get regular exercise, good sleep at night, regular adjustments to help you adapt to the stress of life and be grateful..
That’s a quick wrap up of this years Turkey bowl. come join us on wednesday night at P.Y’s or the game on Thanksgiving day next year. A quick congrats to Tom Krenz who recently particpated in the World Ironman championships in Clearwater florida. He was 12 in his age group 45-49. He would have won the 50 and over age group so look for Tom to do well next year and also place in the top 50 at the Birkie this year. Congrats Tom. Tom is also going to be writing an article about the history of the Turkey Bowl for this weeks Valley Wire. A big congrats to my alma mater the Gophers for beating up on the Hawkeyes, way to go. also, way to go Bucky!! Do you think Mary would let me go to the Rose Bowl? Dr. E
A lot of you may be gearing up for the Holiday season getting ready to make your comitments for next year. Many of you may have goals to lose a certain amount of weight, get more sleep, take time off, get in shape and keep in shape, join a club and keep your membership active, etc. etc.
This may add some stress to your life once January 1st comes around. The preparation of planning the life that you want starts each and every day with a good mind set of who do you want to become and how are you going to get there. It’s a little personal responsibility for your health which is something I’ve seen our society really falter at over my 24 years of practicing Chiropractic. Look at the obesity rate as a whole for our kids as compared to my generation. Some kids today can barely walk a lap around the football field. Or the increase in lifestyle meds for a poor self induced life. We are as a society getting more sedentary and along comes with this is more metabollic problems, spinal problemss, and overall a decrease in your health and well-being. When I was a kid you went to the Doctor if you needed some stitches, broke a bone, or twisted an ankle. The adults had maybe a blood pressure pill and that”s it. Now the average senior that comes to me is on at least 7 meds, and most kids on an anti-depressant or mood altering med.
There is no better time than right now to address where you are at with your health then today. Here is what you can do. Get a blank piece of paper and write out 3 things you want to improve with your spiritual life, your nutrition, your exercise, your family life, your vacation time, your professional life, your giving back to your community. Then break it down to one most important one. An example would be for nutrition would be to go gluten free. The benefits to going gluten free would be to create anti-inflammatory environment so you have less pain and you’ll lose weight. For exercise it may be, “I want to add 10 minutes of full body strength 4 days a week so my adjustments hold better.” You get the idea. Try it and see what you resonate with. Keep it on your computer where you can see it on a regular basis and share it with your spouse, kids, or signifigant others. You will need support, and those that get the support at home generally do better.
What are your goals for your relationship with me as your Chiropractor and mentor for better health? Mary and I are here for you for the long haul. Taking care of yourself and taking care of your spine and nervous system is crucial if you want to enjoy your life now and down the road. Will your spine last to 80,9-, or 100? What will happen if you do nothing in the next 5 years to improve your health? I can’t tell you how many people I see I can only hope to manage things because of neglect and degeneration that have robbed people of good quality of living, or poor chronic metabolic problems which have never been addressed other than drug therapy.
We can all work at improving who we are and how we can give to others and how we can take care of ourselves. Budget time, money, and your energy to be your best not only for 2011 but for your entire life. Dr.E
P.S. The Gophers have a new football coach. Jerry Kill, who was most recently at Northern Illinois University. I always cheer for the underdog and he’s got his work cut out for him so lets get behind him and support him. He’s not a big name coach who I had liked to see but this is a great opportunity for him and he h as a winning background where ever he has been and his student athletes have a high graduation rate. The job of being a Division one football coach is incredibly pressure filled and it takes a lot of energy. I hope he stays healthy and can do the job.
Here are a couple quick confessions over the Christmas holiday season.
1. I ate a ton of cookies and sweets. The temporary quick fix it gave me also gave me the sleepy crash after. Thanks to all of you who brought cookies in. Next year moderation, we will see.
2. When I ate poorly my body responded just as poorly. I felt like an old man getting up in the morning.
3. To much beer and drinks with friends and neighbors. Just another form of sugar.
Many of you struggle with holidays and the weight. I figure the only time I really eat sweets is on the holidays so I’m good most of the year. When I’m in good shape and eat poorly though I can’t believe how sluggish I feel when I eat poorly. So what weighs more, the weight of discipline or the weight of regret when it comes to eating or most any decision in your life?
Thank God I got 75km of skiing in this past 4 days, it was my savior form all the food I ate.
Many of you who have got your gluten sensitivity testing done and are intolerant to gluten are doing great with your diet, keep it up!! I tried a pancake mix that was gluten free and I can;t believe how good it was. You can get it at Kowalski’ in Stillwater. I can’t remember the name if it.
Remember that if you are sensitive to gluten or carry the celiac gene you may not have any symptoms of G.I. discomfort etc. but you will have increased inflammation and skewing of your immune system and can lead to a lot of major health issues over time.
The only way you know is to get tested. I do a DNA stool sensitivity test which tests not only for gluten but also for dairy, soy, egg, and yeast. You can eliminate these foods and I bet you will feel healthier plus it’s a great way to lose weight and de-flamme your body. Remember inflammation is a major cause of poor health and disease. Or you can spend the money and get tested by me since I’m the only one that does this testing. This testing is much more sensitive than the blood test.
What I learned was again positive reinforcement that if you put good thoughts, food, and regular exercise in to your mind-body your body will respond in a positive way which is health and well-being. The opposite is also true.
2011 can either be a year that you work towards your health or against your health. I’m here to help assist and lead you towards impecable health for 2011.
Have a great New years. Send me your health goals for 2011, I’d love to support you in any way possible. Dr. E
What do you love to do??
Write down what you love to do and go do it. This will create energy in your life and will be great your your nervous system which needs fuel and activation.
For example, today I’m going to go cross country skiing on my day off with fellow Chiropractor Dave Leske. We are doing hill intervals to get us in the best shape for the American Birkibeiner which is only 41 days away. I love to cross country ski because I love being outdoors, especially when there is a light snow going on and it’s not so frigid, and my brain and body function so much better when I exercise. It really changes how I feel and I love the discipline of working towards a goal of better health and well-being.
I love going to sporting events. I’ll be going to watch my alma mater St. Croix Falls take on the Chieftains of Osceola tonight in basketball. I love watching kids that I have coached play to their best abilities and watch them grow and mature on and off the court. It’s great entertainment and fun to watch kids you know do well.
I love eating foods that work to keep your blood sugar regulated and give you energy you can use. If you do one thing today to improve your health the easiest things are first to eat better foods and then get some form of exercise. Very simple but most I see struggle with this. The reason I believe is not that they can’t do this but they have developed poor habits of how they take care of themselves. Some ofit is that we value other things more than we do our own health. If you haven’t got your health you are missing out in life.
I’m here to assist you to feel better, have a better quality of life and potentially live a longer life.
Until next time, no excuses. Dr. E
P.S. If you want an copy of my anti-imflammatory diet just email me firstname.lastname@example.org
p.s.p.s. I’ve got room for one more this thursday the 13th of Jan, workshop “The unresolved Thyroid” at my clinic 6:30pm
We are one month into the new year, how are you doing with your overall health with what you may have committed to for 2011? What are your challenges, what is easier than you thought, what is harder?
Here is what I see what most people have struggles with. One is a clear defined goal they have made for them selves. Two, a worked out plan of attack, and three a lack of support or follow through.
First of all if you are having any struggles just Diget a piece of paper out and on the left side write out what is working and on the right write down what isn’t working. Then keep doing what is working. Keep it simple. How are you eating better, how are you moving better, how are you thinking better, do you have a good social support system?
Here is a quick review.
1. Diet: An anti-inflammatory diet. Cut the GRAINS since they are inflammatory to your cells. keep your foods to leans meats, chicken fish, and get as much grass fed organic meats over grain fed meats. Eat tons of vegetables, stone fruits, and nuts and seeds. There is no grain or dairy or soy or yeast in this diet.
2. Exercise. Combine aerobic and resistance training. 3 days of aerobic and 3 days of resistance. Start slow and don’t over do it. You will progressively get aerobically fitter and get stronger. The key is consistancy!
3. Attitude. Believe in your self, follow through and affirm to your self how much better you are getting each and every time you eat, move, and think better
4. Surround your self with others. Group classes are great if you have a hard time working out on your own. Involve your family with what you are trying to do and that is to be HEALTHIER!! Don;’t just focus on so much weight, or inches. The bottom line is 6 months, 12 months from now you will be healthier
5. Dont forget, regular Chiropractic adjustments to keep your body working in tip top shape. You wouldn’t drive your car around out of balance or not put oil in to it. You body is a temple so do not neglect it because it will come back to haunt you.
Never give up on your self.
OK, I’m doing a peripheral neuropathy workshop this upcoming monday night at 7pm.
If you know people who have pins and needle feelings in their hands or feet,
Tingling or burning sensations
Weakness in the arms or legs
Sharp or shooting pain in arms or feet and legs
Stocking glove numbness to hands or feet
They need to hear the latest research and treatments for this devastating condition which is destroying their nerves.
Call Mary 715-294-3100 and reserve your spot since seating is limited, or email me back email@example.com
When will winter end? It’s been a tough one. Keep plugging through it. I like to get a good workout outside and envision my self on a Hawaiian beach while I’m working out in below temp windchills.
Until next time make February a pivotal month in you becoming healthier!! Dr. E
What a tremendous weekend it was for the Packer fans!! Vince Lombardi is coming back to Titletown!!
For the Viking fans out there I do look forward to seeing them get to the Super Bowl and winning one. I’ll be cheering them all the way like my mom would who was a die hard Vikes fan. My dad was a Lombardi man and I grew up with Lombardi principles. If the Vikes ever make it to a Super Bowl I’m going to keep the tradition in the Edling family since my folks have been to all four Viking Super Bowl appearances.
How about this cool fact, Aaron Rodgers grew up in northern California and his dad is a Chiropractor. Aaron has been under Chiropractic care his entire life. He currently sees a friend of mine for weekly adjustments to keep him in tip top shape. Regular Chiropractic care is something all of you can benefit and have that unfair advantage over others.
I loved seeing Bart Starr, Roger Staubauch and others that I idolized growing up on TV at the Super Bowl sunday. They looked fantastic. ESPN ran a sad story about William “the refrigerator” Perry who was the great lineman for the Bears. He’s a chronic alcoholic and is totally disabled with an auto-immune disease which could be benefitted greatly by an anti-inflammatory diet. I’ve seen a few caes like his over the years and it’s so preventable. Check out my facebook for the 5 minute story I put up about the Fridge yesterday.
It’s minus 11 this morning and I’m doing an interval session getting ready for the Birkie. Once it hits zero, I’m out there. If you ever want to see a unique and incredible event come up on the 27th of February and watch the Birkie finish in downtown Hayward. Better yet, want to change your life, then get some ski’s and sign up for next years Birkie. It changed my life and I have developed many great friendships over the years. I’ve been skiing for 23 years and it has been the best health choice I have ever made.
Make it an exciting healthy week. Keep up the daily improvement on how you eat,move, and think. You are doing great!!! Dr. E
I’ve been waiting a whole year with much anticipation for this upcoming weekend. Saturday is my favorite day of the year. It’s the American Birkebeiner, north america’s largest cross country ski race. This will be my 19th Birkie, and I’ve done 3 Korteloppet’s which is the half Birkie.
Why do I love the Birkie so much you may think. Because I put my heart and soul into training for this event. I see people who I’ve developed friendships with over the years and I get to see them this one time a year for sure. It’s also a great celebration of the cross country ski world where people come in all shapes, sizes, and ski abilities.
I love the anticipation of the last 30 days. I do a lot of imaging as to how my start looks, those Birkie power line hills, the high point of the trail which has a major hill climb to get to the top, all the other climbs that I used to dread now I’ve embraced them knowing that it will only hurt this one time a year.
I love seeing the thousands of people at the start and the massive waves as they take off every 5 minutes.
I love to see people on their snowmobiles out cheering us on, people cheering us on at OO which is the half way point, and the bitch hill crew is always fun.
I love skiing up 77 hill which is the last hill on the course, then it’s straight down to lake Hayward. You can see a string of skiers ahead of you as you are hoping you can make it to the finish without bonking. People are lined up on the lake partying and cheering you on. When the winds blow out of the west you can hear the birkie bells ringing from main street.
I love skiing down main street Hayward. Friends are screaming your name as you try to concentrate the last 30 yards to the finish line.
And then you are done. It’s over! Wow, if it’s fast conditions everyone is excited and giddy. If it’s slow snow and you are grinding it you look and feel whipped and you just want to get a beer and a brat in you.
Many patients are doing the Birkie, congrats to all of you!!! To do this race takes a lot of commitment whatever the level of skier you are. You have to put the training in or it can be a nightmare out there. You have to be in tune with your body, and it’s a great for your spirit.
As much as I love the Birkie, I actually love the process of everything that leads up to it. It means you have to get up and out and do the training. You have to eat good foods(anti-inflammatory diet-see previous posts on this subject), and take the best care of your self so you don’t get injured or sick. I’ll be 49 next week and it’s the one sport I can still compete in which I love to do. I hope I can get another 30 Birkies in if my body holds up.
Monday night 7pm I’m presenting my “The Unresolved Thyroid” class which if you feel still bad inspite of your normal labs you better be here so I can give you some answers as to why you feel the way you still do and what can be done to regain your health once and for all. Email me firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mary and tell her how many people are attending.
It’s been a few weeks since my last post. I’ll keep this short and sweet.
Another Birkie has come and gone. 19 of these and this year was the coldest ever. As fast as it was the first half the below zero temps really caught up to me and most everyone else. A broken strap on my pole made it a bit challenging and by the time I got to the top of Bitch Hill I was starting to wear down. I hung in there and felt really good about my race. Boy, I was never so thank ful to cross the finish line and get get some chicen soup in me and get in to some warm clothes. It was even tough watching people finish since it was so cold. Next year is number 20 and I’m thinking about classically skiing it.
March is my favorite month. Spring is right around the corner, the NCAA mens and womens tourneys are coming up and all the high school tourneys are fun also. I also love spring skiing when it’s not so cold outside and the sun is beating down on your face. A few more weeks and hopefully the snow will be gone and those 50 degree temps will be here.
Do you have a plan for improving your diet and getting some exercise this spring?
What are your health goals?
What is keeping you from achieving what you want?
What will your health and life look like 1-3 years from now if you do or don’t follow through with being healthier?
If you would like some assistance with this just email me or call Mary and request my Metabolic assessment form and my NTAF form. Fill these forms out and we can sit down and talk and get a game plan together to get you ready for a great summer and more importantly turn your health around once and for all.
OK, make it a great day, and take one step forward today to be healthier than you were yesterday!Take that step today!
Congrats to Tom Krenz for placing 46th in this years Birkie! Tom also won his age group 45-49. That’s remarkable!!
If you have Fatigue, depression, or gasto-intestinal issues then you likely do not have the best brain function you should have.
Fatigue is never a good sign for brain function since it means you are not getting enough glucose to the brain and oxygen to the brain. Remember the brain needs two things to thrive, one is proper amounts of glucose which you get through the foods that you eat which break down do glucose. You could have a metabolic condition such as diabetes or metabolic syndrome where you are getting to much sugar that isn’t binding to receptor sites and thus your blood sugar stays high. A classic bad sign of blood sugar problems is fatigue after you eat. The goal is to never be fatigued after a meal.
If you are fatigued the brain likely isn;t getting the proper amounts of glucose and oxygen it needs to function optimally. Every metabolic process needs glucose and oxygen for energy. You don’t have the right amounts you aren’t going to be able to produce ATP which is energy. When the brain fatigues everything else fatigues, and you have no brain and nervous system endurance.. Gut motility slows down(constipation), you get tired easily at the computer or when you drive, etc. If you have a leaky gut you also probably have a leaky blood brain barrier. Not a good thing to have but I’ve helped many with this problem.
Fatigue, depression, and gut issues are just the early signs of neuro degeneration. If you or a loved one has these the time is now to do something about it. It’s not old age that is causing you to forget where you put the keys or why you haven’t pooped in 3 days. It’s your brain degenerating right before your eyes and you don’t know it.
So what can you do to help slow down the degeneration of neurons and your brain? First of all we are all degenerating daily. How fast we degenerate depends on many factors. The first is you need to address diet(brain needs fuel for energy), and the brain needs activation for endurance which is exercise. The anti-inflammatory auto-immune diet I’ve been talking about for years is what you should be doing. Click nutrition in categories and you’ll find out what it is. Secondly, you need regular aerobic and strength training. Go to categories and click for more info on that. Just get off the couch and start moving. Adjusting your spine is awesome at increasing brain activity. Numerous studies have shown this. Adjusting the spine stimulates mechanoreceptors and this increase cerebellum firing and also helps balance the two parts of your nervous system, the sympathetic and parasympathetic.
It was great to learn the latest in neurotransmitter activity, and how it effects neuro degeneration, depression and many other neurological conditions. If you would like to get an assessment of how your neurotransmitters and overall brain health is doing just email me email@example.com and I’ll send you a NTAF( Neurological assessment form), fill it out and bring it in and I’d be happy to sit down and see where you are at, on my time.
Did the 12 inches of snow make you happy or depressed, that’s todays question?
Until next time, get the ski’s back out, mid winter skiing out there. Dr. E p.s. Look for Bucky to beat Butler tonight.
It’s been a while since I’ve put up a post. Spring is here and it actually feels great to put storage wax on my cross country ski’s. I was skiing up to 10 days ago and had the best spring skiing ever. Now it’s time to tie the shoe laces up and start running along with continued strength training. The first couple weeks always are the hardest as my body adapts to new movements and stresses but once I get going it’s great. 3 days cardio a week, 3 days strength a week and I’m good to go. Combine good eating to cut inflammation down and put good nutrients in my body so it can perform at an optimal level, add some positive thoughts and be grateful and I’m set to jet and so can you.
I know you can do it!! If you eat better, start moving, and start thinking more positively there is no way you won’t be healthier. You will give your body-mind a better chance of prospering and dealing with life stressors by taking massive action towards your health. It doesn’t have to be that difficult. Decide you want to improve your quality of life and just get at it with passion and enthusiasm. You can do it on your own like my neighbor did who has lost 40 pounds since the first of the year and says it’s the best he has ever felt, or pay me a good chunk of change to assess and test why you feel the way you do and then lead you to better health and well-being. I have found that most people need some form of close guidance in attaining their health because it can be challenging to learn how to live better when your trying to learn and live a new lifestyle.
I’ve been hitting the books very hard this past year learning how to manage people in getting their health back with chronic metabolic and neurologic diseases. Some of these are hypothyroidism, diabetes, fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, and a host of auto-immune disorders. I’ve been able to successfully treat people with these so they can live a better life. It’s been a lot of work but I get much enjoyment out of assisting people to better health when no one else has. One of the big things I start with all my cases is to clean up the diet by decreasing inflammation. There is no way one will ever get better without eating better. You can go back to previous posts on this but this is so crucial. Check out the below post web address about why everyone should go gluten free. This is a must for everyone. I would recommend getting the testing done through my clinic where I can see if you have the DNA gene for celiac and also do an array of food sensitivity testing for gluten and other foods to see where you really are at. You can do it on your own by eliminating foods also but most people I have found want to see the test results. I use the top immunologic lab in the country at this time, called Cyrex labs, very cool stuff. Gluten just cause gut problems but once you get leaky gut you can have leaky brain and get a host of other neurological problems which someone may diagnosis as something else which the treatment doesn’t get at the cause of the problem. Check this article out at http://evolvify.com/the-case-against-gluten-medical-journal-references/
Happy 50th to Tommy Krenz! Look for Tom to be a world champion in his new age group at the upcoming world championships. Osceola Braves baseball is right around the corner. I look forward to seeing you at the games.
Have you ever been stuck and not been able to get motivated to unstuck yourself or get with it what you know you can do? Boy, I sure have and I recently had that for a few days. Low motivation, fatigued, in kind of a fog. I always try to look back at what have been my stressors. Stressor can be anything. How is home and work stress. Well, when a teen doesn’t come home on their curfew time and you are up anxiously waiting sleep gets disrupted, anger sets in, and this is a major immediate stress to your body-mind. If that was to be an every weekend event that would be a chronic stress and you’d be in trouble with your health. I also look at how my diet is. Have I been eating a protein rich diet in the morning? Have I been eating periodically throughout the day? Have I been gluten free? Am I staying away from adrenal stimulating foods and beverages? When my diet is great I’m usually functioning and feeling much better. Exercise is crucial if you want to be healthy. If I’m fatigued and in a fog I need to ask am I overtraining? Most people I see are under training, or doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. I recommend 3 days aerobic and 3 days strength a week. It doesn’t have to be a long duration of working out. It may be a brisk 20 minute walk followed by body weight exercises. 30 minutes and you are set for a great day. If you do the same aerobic and strength workout everyday you need to change it up to get your body to change. We can talk at length about this some other time. Variety is important so you don’t get bored, and don’t be afraid to push your self a bit. Rest is also important especially if you are doing intensive workouts, have a ton of stress in your life, and your diet sucks. That is a prescription for fatigue, depression, sickness, and injury. I’m a big fan of working hard but also getting enough time for recovery.
If you eat better, move better, and think better their is no way you can’t be healthier. My job is to assist you through this process. I like to have everyone who comes in fill out a metabolic assessment form to see metabolically how they are doing, and a neurotransmitter assessment form so I can see how brain and nervous system are communicating. These are great forms to assess how you are living your life. From there I can assess what needs to be addressed and to be done as far as any other assessment and testing. This is a great assessment tool to help unstuck you if you aren’t functioning like you know you can. If you would like to know where you are at with these just email me and I’ll send you these forms to fill out and then I can go over them with you. firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve been doing a ton of work with people(mostly female) with Thyroid problems. I’m doing a workshop monday night at 6:30pm here at my office. I only have room for 8 people so if you are interested in finding out why your Thyroid is giving you problems and what you can do to improve yourself then this class is for you. let me know because it will be full in a couple days.
2 inches of snow is on it’s way! We are in a spring slump for weather. I feel for the high school kids who have to compete in this weather. Braves baseball is right around the corner so I know good weather is on it’s way. Twins and Brewers are off to a slow start also. I love when my hometown teams are doing great, it makes for an exciting summer. This weekend I’m taking Riley to the Gophers spring football game. I remember playing in the spring football game 30 years ago. We were all burnt out of football and relieved it was done. Go out today and make your day exciting!! Dr. E
One of the many things I’ve learned over the past 24 years of being a Chiropractor is the amazing ability of the body-mind to be able to heal it self. How does that happen? I could go into the detail of physiological functions of systems but that would bore you to death. The bottom line is your body mind will heal if you give it the right nutrients, the right movement patterns, and give your brain the right thoughts.
You are what you eat. If you put bad food in you bad things will happen. Insulin insensitivity is an epidemic problem in our young and old. Most patients that I test have blood sugar levels above 100 and that is bad. It puts them in a physiological state in which the cells can’t get glucose in, and it stays in the blood. This is devastating over time and progresses unless you change your diet. I’ve went over the anti-inflammatory in detail in past posts. If you want to be healthy follow that diet.
Exercise is something your body-mind needs. It is as simple as that. If you sit all day you are not only going to have poor posture but inevitably a bad spine and nervous system. The NFL has a 60 minutes a day of exercise for kids campaign which is outstanding. If you don’t have time make time to get a brisk walk, or some strength training. The bottom line is you have to get your body moving for your brain to work and your body to function in an optimal state. Go out and play like you did as a kid. You’ll feel better and think better. Exercise is the best anti-depressant ever known
Thinking better. Oh, this is probably the toughest for everyone. I’m no expert here other than I know when I look at the bright side of life I generally take more action and stay out fo fear. I hate conflict as much as anyone but when I deal with things fear subsides and life is better. Someone once said 90% of the things we worry about never happen. How prophetic. Mary has a saying in our office, “let go and let God”, I love that one. Having faith can be challenging sometimes. Having faith in yourself is vital for good health. Have faith in yourself that you can be healthier by taking action to improve your health. Get out of your head and just start taking action today to be healthier than you were yesterday. I’m here to assist you along your journey of improved health and well being. Remember, you have everything within you to heal and have prosperous health. I think as a society we have forgotten that our body-mind can heal and do well.
Until next time, what is the one thing you are going to do today to help you be healthier? I look forward to your comments! Dr. E p.s. the picture below is from this years spring football game for the gophers. I haven’t been to one since I last put on the pads 30 years ago. I’m with “The Floyd of Rosedale” which is the annual trophy given to the winner of the Iowa-Minnesota football game.
Spring has finally sprung and it is here to stay. It’s nice to be able to get outside and get some great work outs in. Mike Colaizy and I were doing intervals last week with the high school track team. We didn’t finish last which isn’t to bad for a couple of guys 49 and 61. We did a 400m run with a minute break and then 2×200m with 30 second break and then a 100m dash. 3 sets of these and you could feel it. It really taxes your neuromuscloskeletal system but I felt energized by it afterwards. Mike and I had planned to do some 800m intervals and when we saw them line up I told Mike lets get in there and see what we got.
It’s incredible what your body can do if you train it and create an environment for it so it can function at its maximal potential. Never in my wildest mind I would have thought I’d be working out with the track team and be able to hold my own. The message I want to convey is if you train your body it can really work for you and you can compete with people younger than you, you can slow the aging process, and feel incredible as you age. I’m doing it and so can you if you want.
I had a gluten free cooking workshop done by Lisa Erickson at her house last week and was that fantastic. We learned how to prepare gluten free foods that are easy to prepare and incredibly healthy for you. The more you de-flame your diet the healthier you will be. Our bodies are like a big lake. You would never put oil in your lake, or any other waste product because over time you would know it is going to become toxic. Our society keeps polluting our mind-bodies with toxic waste of poor thinking, eating, and lack of movement. Being healthy doesn’t have to be that hard. Add one thing to your mind and body today that will move you to becoming healthier.
The high school kids have conference at New Richmond, the baseball, soccer, and golf teams are gearing up for tournaments, and graduation is this friday in Osceola. Congrats to all the kids graduating and best wishes for their future from Mary and I. Congrats to all the graduates parents for being the best parents that they can be. I had no idea the challenges that parenting could bring and they should be proud of their parenting skills.
My son Connor got his drivers license a week ago. I didn’t think I’d worry to much about him driving sine he does a good job when I’ve been driving with him. He had a little fender bender less than 24 hours after he got his license. I couldn’t believe it. Now I know why my parents always worried about me when I was out driving around.
Ok, make it an incredible week, and keep up the great job with your health, and don’t forget to get in and get adjusted, it helps maximize your health potential!! Until next time, cheer all the kids on who play ball, and I’ll see you at the next Braves game. Dr. E
Quick note about upcoming weight loss seminar this monday June 13th 6:30pm at my clinic. Shouldn’t last more than 45 minutes. If you want to lose weight and keep it off for good I’m going to show you how. This proven system has worked for many of my patients. Seating is limited, only room for 7 that’s it. Call me 715-294-3100 or email me back email@example.com
You know you are getting old when you are asked to throw out the first pitch for the Osceola Braves-St. Croix River bandits game. It was a beautiful day for a game and I actually was nervous a bit since I haven’t been throwing the ball around much this summer. I knew I had to throw it hard because if I laid off it and tried to lob it in there who knows where it would go. I threw a perfect strike and got the heck off the mound. The St. Croix team dominated the first half of the game with Nick Johnson having a stellar game. The Braves game back and made a good game out of it but lost 8-5. You know I’m passionate about baseball and follow every Braves game. watch out for St. Croix this year, they have a lot fo good young talent. I’d bet they will make the playoffs.
It was a fantastic weather weekend and when it’s nice like this I love to get out and play. Besides the baseball game sunday I did the St. Croix Falls 5km running race. I placed 3rd overall with a time of 19 minutes 30 seconds and won my age group. I love the course, mostly downhill and get to run right past the funeral home where I grew up and my old neighborhood. The best part of the race is seeing people I haven’t seen for ages and cheering people on as they finish. Movement is an essential part of being healthy. You want to ant-age yourself then get out side and start moving.
I hope you are all doing well with your anti-inflammatory diet. I’d love to hear your success. Being healthy doesn’t have to be difficult. It’s much more difficult sitting around thinking about it. Prepare your food in advance, eat periodically throughout the day, don’t wait until you get hungry, stay away from sugar and grains, get moving, manage your stress, get good sleep, hydrate, get adjusted, count your blessings and you are on your way!!
That’s it for this week. I’m having great success with my chronic condition patients. If you have a loved one or know someone who has thyroid problems, peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, balance and dizziness disorders, ADD/ADHD, diabetes, then give me a call and lets see if they are a candidate for my metabolic and neurologic program.
OK, time to pick up my son Riley from Baseball practice. I’m sure he will want to bring the team over for some swimming in the pool. I love the hot heat of summer, bring it on!!!! Dr. E p.s. Upcoming workshops, Gluten, what you don’t know may be killing you. The unresolved Thyroid, and Peripheral Neuropathy. Keep posted for times and dates.
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The grad parties are over and now I can get clean again. My discipline wasn’t the best over the weekend and I tell you, it’s much easier to keep your diet clean and feel great then eat poorly and feel like crap. I had a conversation yesterday with a patient and she couldn’t understand why she was feeling so bad every monday morning when she comes in. We went over everything and it comes right down to the poor diet she has on the weekends. She inflamme’s herself and pays the consequences for it. Inflammatory foods are grains. Grains are in everything. Most are processed grains and when you have a weekend of poor nutrition you will feel sore, achy, tired, and lethargic. The opposite is true if you keep it pure and have a diet sufficient in good protein, fats, and carbs.
I just put out on my facebook a great video from Dr. Mercola’s website an interview with Dr. Clemente of the Hippocrates institute down in southern florida. It’s a fantastic interview. Here is the link to it. http://www.mercola.com/LT/track.asp?l=5620
Our lifestyle is what is creating a majority of physiological dysfunction that leads people to my office or their M.D.’s office. You can reverse most if not all your ailments by living your life better by how you eat, move, and think. You have to do all of them and not just once. I’m about a stone’s throw away form being 50 and I’m vibrant, active, have high energy, compete with high school kids in athletic events, and for all the nasty injuries and surgeries I’ve had I’m doing pretty darn good. You too can have what ever you want with your health. I can lead you in how to achieve your maximal health potential but you have truly got to want it. I’ve seen people on their dead bed and still not want to change. Change now and start living and not a slow miserable way of existence. The people that are important to you will benefit and more importantly you will be empowered to do anything once you get working on your health.
Drugs are not the answer to our health problems. Living smarter and taking charge of your health and having mentors like myself or someone that has changed how they live are. I’m here for you when you are ready.
Are you toxic? Find out tomorrow night. My good buddy and health advocate Mike Rowe and myself are putting a class on tomorrow night 6:30pm at my clinic on how to cleanse your body in 30 days. This is a great system to get your metabolism on course, lose weight, feel a hell of a lot better and have energy like you haven;t had in years. It’s only 30 minutes and this can be a life changer for you or a loved one. OK, got to run and pick up Riley. I’m playing for the Oakey Owls saturday at 2pm at Oakey park. Come on out and watch the old timers! DR. E p.s. Ask your self every time you eat, move or think if this is making pure and sufficient, or toxic and insufficient. It will help you keep present in the moment and you will make better health choices.
This person was told that due to her terrible back she was advised by her Doctor to
1. Never bear children
2. Not to run.
3. Have her back surgically fused by 40
4. Not to do labor intensive work
This person not only has overcome her chronic back condition but has been able to manage it so that she
1. Road a bike across Iowa at age 40
2. Has two kids
3. Does spin and body pump strength and conditioning classes.(teaches spin, and was an aerobics instructor)
4. Gets regular Chiropractic adjustments and does intensive core work
Can you guess whose Birthday it is today?
I love the heat and hate the humidity. How about you?
This reminds me of summer of 1977 and it was a scorcher. The St. Croix Falls golf course had no watering systems and it was totally burnt out except for the greens. We’d play golf early in the morning and then come home grab a snack and off to baseball we’d go. What a perfect life that was way back then. The only thing that is different is the kids hit the weight room and do ability and speed training before baseball now and do golf later in the day or evenings if there isn’t any games.
Back then I’d get heat exhaustion once or twice a summer and didn’t do well in the heat. Now I love it because I know how cold it can be out cross country skiing. I’ve also learned how to take much better care of my self. Here are some tips I do and find these helpful not only in the hot summer heat but year round.
1. If you are working out do it early in the morning. Your energy is better and you beat the heat and humidity.
2. Listen to your body. If it’s struggling, then back it down.
3. Water only. And lots of it. Stay away from the caloric rich drinks which alter your blood sugar which can already be stressed. Drink water through out the day. If your pee is clear you are hydrated.
4. Add lean protein to each meal and snack. Meat, chicken fish are good.
5. Tons of veggies. This is the time to get the fresh veggies. Can’t get anything good in the winter so load up now. Mot of your diet should be veggies.
Keep fruits to stone fruits, and not a lot of these. More veggies than fruits.
6. No processed foods. Keep it raw.
7. Add omega 3’s , pro0biotics for good gut function, and I love greens. All these are inexpensive and I have at my clinic.
8. Be strategic about your carbs. You know I would love to see everyone gluten free. You will gain weight and feel crappy with a bunch of carbs.
9. Don’t beat your self up. Dust your self off, get up and get back on track
10. Follow these steps, be creative, and enjoy success as you beat the heat and humidity and improve your health this summer!!
Ok, that’s it for this week. Congrats to St. croix River Bandits baseball player Steven Siqorouis for being accepted to Chiropractic school. Steven is the 18th person I’ve referred to Chiropractic school. Good luck Steve and watch out for the River Bandits who are looking to make the playoffs for the first time ever.
On a sad not a good friend of the family died this week, Clarence Johnson. Clarence I’ve known for ever and was a fun loving guy who was a great supporter of everyone. He will be missed by all who knew him.
On a happy note, Hilliary Pascarella is getting married this weekend. Congrats to Hillary!! Also, congrats to all my patients who did the Minnesota state Triathlon. A big way to go, especially in the nasty heat.
Don’t forget to get adjusted in the summer. It will help you adapt to the summer heat. Until next time, embrace the heat and humidity because fall and winter are right around the corner. Dr. E
p.s. I went to the Twins game last night and it was brutal. 115 heat index and today is going to be worse. Heat I can take but the humidity and heat last night with 50,000 other people and it was like a stinking sauna. Actually my sauna would have been more comfortable. What do you prefer, a day like today, or 20 below? Just curious.
Anyone who has been or is in marriage and has kids understands the complexities of what a marriage can bring both good and bad. What can complicate things even more is if one spouse isn’t healthy and isn’t getting the support that they need at home. This is an unfortunate but common thing that I see when dealing with people that come in to my clinic. They may have some form of chronic metabolic, neurologic, or structural problem that affects their ability to be who they really want to be. Add a spouse who has written them off or doesn’t understand and you have a dilemma which is hard to correct. I can do everything possible to help get someone’s health back and they do everything they can to get their health back which is great, but without the love and support at home it is going to be tough to keep their mental and physical health.
When ever their is a physical problem the spirit also gets hurt. Having 30 years of this is going to take time. Investing in your health so you can have the life of your dreams is imperative in this day and age. Life is to short to spend most of it not feeling well and feeling like a prisoner of your own body. I may not have all the answers but I will leave no stone unturned in helping you regain your health.
I missed Wannigan days this year. I can’t believe I didn’t make it up there. Mary and I had a great weekend, we stayed over night in the cities and had a blast. I’m fighting a bit of a summer cold so I’ve been burning the midnight oil to much. no sugar, more sleep, and really watch the diet. Watch out for St.Croix Falls athletic teams in a few years. They have some stellar athletes on their 8th grade baseball team. Osceola beat them by one last weekend. I look forward to watching these kids play in high school. Nothing like a good St. Croix-Osceola rivalry. Until next time, keep the communication open and your past doesn’t have to define your future. Dr. E
May and I were at her all school reunion for Kelloggg high school in Roseville last saturday night and was it fun. Ther emust have been 3000 people there from 30 years of the high school’s existance. I mostly roamed around just intriqued watching people reunite or try to figure out who so and so was. Mary was class of 1977 which had 750 kids. This was one of the biggest classes in the state of Minnesota at that time. It was funny as I’d be walking around people would glance at my name tag to see what class I was in. It said guest Steve Edling and they would quick be on their way to find someone else they knew. The cool thing was watching all the hugs and ‘Oh my God, how are you” exchanges. My alma Mater, St. Croix Falls class of 1981 is having their 30th class reunion this weekend and you wouldn’t even need name tags since everyone knows everyone. I may have to crash that one.
It’s reunion time and it’s also time to check in with how you are doing with your health. Are you taking the best care of yourself that you possibly can? If not, why not? Everyday we wake up and have a choice on how we are going to live your life. You attitude affects everything. Keep it positive and do one thing today to get out of your comfort zone and challenge your self to be healthier.
Here are two quick tips for eating better. One is to go Gluten free. That means cutting out all grains, and don’t go near the gluten free sections since they are full of sugar. Two, if you have a plate make 2/3rd’s of it veggies, and 1/3rd of it a good source of lean protein like fish, chicken or meat. Snack on nuts, seeds between meals and don’t wait till you get hungry to eat.
Quick tip for exercise is to do more weight bearing exercises such as pushup’s, up down’s, and planks for core. Do 30 seconds then take a 15 second break. Do that for 5 minutes and you’ll get a quick fat burning workout in. If you are not ready for that do a 30 minute brisk walk with some hills in there.
I’ll finish with a great quote from my buddy Matt Furey. “Act as if you have nothing to lose and everything to gain- and you’ll come out on top most of the time.
Until next time, don’t think twice about going to your class reunion. You’ll be glad you did. Dr. E
You are not alone when you feel the pain of grief. I was at my good friend and skiing buddy Dave Landgraf’s funeral this past saturday and it was a tough day for me and everyone who knew him. Dave was hit while riding his bike south of Hayward by a distracted driver. What an incredible testimonial to his life when over 3000 people showed up for his funeral. Dave is the king of the American Birkibeiner skiing all 38 of then and being a national and world champion in his age group. Dave taught PHY ED in Bloomer for 30 years and was their head track coach for over 25 years. Dave will be truly missed and another reminder to live your life with no regrets.
Osceola was put back on the map this past weekend when Casey Danielson age 16 made it to the quarterfinals of the Women’s U.S. amateur golf tournament in Rhode Island. I watched her match live on the golf channel and she fought a valiant battle losing 1 up. Congrats to Casey. I think she is going to have a great pro career someday.
After the funeral I quick drove over to Bloomington to catch a seminar on CORTISOL MELATONIN CIRCADIAN RHYTHM PHYSIOLOGY. Cortisol is a stress hormone produced by your adrenal glands and goes to every single cell in your body. Your cortisol levels should be highest in the morning and lowest at night. If it’s low in the morning you are not going to have any energy and if high at night you probably have a hard time getting to sleep and or staying asleep. If your cortisol levels are high then your melatonin levels are low. That is why you hear of people taking melatonin to sleep. The most important thing to find out is what i s driving your cortisol levels to high or to low? It could be many different things from infection, to bad gut function, over stressed in your life, and many other factors which need to be investigated. I highly encourage you to come in and get a Adrenal stress index test done. It’s an inexpensive saliva test which you take and do at home, send it in and we get results back in 10-14 days.
Ok, school starts in a couple weeks so It’s that time of year to gett he kids in and get their spine and nervous system checked out. Fall sports have already started and the big rivalry game between St. Croix Falls and Osceola is this friday night at St. Croix.
Congrats go out to the Osceola braves for qualifying for the state Baseball tournament in Coon Valley this weekend. What a classic 15 run game they won against the Haugen nights last friday. Go Braves!!!
Until next time, go cheer your favorite team and take daily action to be the healthiest you can possibly be! Dr. E
I’m sure many people out east felt quite alone with Hurricane Irene slamming North Carolina, the Jersey shore and Vermont really got the flooding. No electricity means no computer, no lights, no fridge, no nothing. To me it would mean no distractions. I’d have to actually deal with the moment as best I could. Families would have to come together and if you would be by yourself you would find out a lot about yourself. Luckily we don’t get hit with hurricanes like some of my buddies who sent me pictures. One lives on Cape Hatterus and he says it was pretty bad. Our big snowstorm we had last December didn’t keep the neighbors from getting to our party but I think a hurricane would.
I get very antsy and excited this time of year. The kids start schol in less than 48 hours and I feel excited every year when school starts. Kids will be wearing new clothes, checking out any new kids, establish new friendships, renew old friendships, and challenge themselves with the best intentions of doing their best this year. I admire teachers and their commitment to our children and teens. It’s a job I thought I’d someday do but I don’t think I’m cut out for the day in and day out of being a teacher. A guest lecturer is more my cup of tea.
This is also a great time to renew your commitment to your health. Are you easily distracted and have a hard time finding time and energy to follow through with the basics of keeping yourself healthy and well? If you are here are a couple suggestions. Keep your cell phone in the car when you are at work and home. That will take away from the distraction of using it. Do your email once in morning and don’t look at it until the afternoon. You’ll get much more done. Keep your facebook time to 15 minutes a day max. I was a facebook junky last summer and as much fun as it was it was getting in the way with a number of more important things in my life. Make time to prepare your food. Make time to workout daily. I’ve got an hour set away right after I get this post put up on the blog for my workout. We all have the same amount of time in the day. Can you commit to being less distracted, mean more while saying less, and follow through with what you tell people you are going to do? I know when I’m laser focused like this I am then healthier, happier, and a better Doctor.
We will be out of town starting thursday and will not be back in until the a week from now on September 7th. Mary and I will be traveling to Los Angeles to watch the Gophers and Twins play this weekend. I’m also looking forward to seeing an old football buddy DeWayne Eldridge who I played with from over 30 years ago.
Take care, get in and get adjusted so you have a great Holiday, and have a safe and fun Labor day weekend. Dr. E
Tonight is the night when people in Wisconsin really go nuts over their Green Bay Packers. I was driving back from my first rollerski of the year and saw this blown up packer mascot in someone’s driveway. It’s interesting how close we are to the Twin Cities but I’d say it’s 70% Packer fans to 30% Viking fans. The same goes for the Badgers and Gophers. Tonight is going to be a great game so enjoy it as I will with my son and all his football buddies are coming over for at least the first half.
Mary and I got back from a great trip to Los Angeles. I met up with an old teammate of mine Dewayne Eldridge who looks like he could still play today. The Gophers played great and look forward to watching them play this weekend against New Mexico State wh o is coached by Dewayne Walker another old teammate of mine.
I could not live in L.A.. The weather is great, but the traffic would drive me nuts. We also went to a Twins-Angels game and actually saw Joe Mauer hit a homerun. I think it was his first since he played here in Osceola against the Braves.
Many of you do not get the Valley Wire which is Osceola’s alternative newspaper. I’ve been writing for it since day one. See my article on back to basics which was run this week. Enjoy and get ready for some great football!!!
Getting back to basics
Fall is probably my favorite time of the year. Football is well under way and I love college football games, especially the new Gophers stadium which is outstanding. If you saw last weeks Gopher game against Miami of Ohio the opening kickoff hit in the back of the end zone and bounced up in to the first row and was caught by local sports legend and fellow Chiropractor Dave Leske. It’s also one of my favorite times when the weather changes and leaves start changing. There is that something in the air about now that makes me want to prep for winter. One of my favorite things to do is to rollerski to get in shape for cross country skiing. I usually go north of St. Croix falls where it is very hilly and there are no cars. I skied 2 hours on tuesday and only saw 2 cars. I headed up river road along the beautiful St. croix river. The breeze pushed me up towards Wolf Creek then I headed out toward the big hills near Eureka and then back down river road where I saw some turkey vultures in the ditch. As I got closer on my roller ski’s they flew away and as I neared the dead deer in the ditch a gigantic Bald Eagle flew up off the deer and just about knocked me off my ski’s. It was so surprising since I could not see anything until I was already just about on top of it. That eagle must have been 10 feet wide and I could not believe how huge it was and how big his neck and claws were. I could see how an eagle could pick up just about anything. I had never been that close to such a gigantic eagle and it really caught me off guard. It was pretty cool, but next time I see some vultures in the ditch I’m going to pay a little more attention. I remember when we had an eagles nest in our neighborhood and I was washing car with Riley in our yard. Riley was just a baby and a bald eagle swooped down and almost picked him up. Scared me half to death. I don’t think Mary knows about that one.
I was at a 20 hour thyroid workshop which was fantastic this past weekend. I have been studying extremely hard learning functional medicine so I can become a better Doctor for you. I see a ton of people who have been diagnoses with thyroid conditions and a variety of auto-immune patients and these people are grossly underserved by both the conventional and alternative healthcare system in the USA. The conventional system can be summarized by to simply measure TSH(thyroid stimulating hormone) and providing synthetic hormones if it is out of range. If any other symptoms persist after a normalization of their TSH, each exisiting symtom is medicated for. The question of asking why the patient has become hypothyroid is rarely asked. Alternative providers have simplified thyroid management with a variety of supplements and do not conduct lab testing and or use unreliable testing procedures. I use extensive testing including a full workup of your thyroid if your TSH level are out of lab range. This would include antibody tests to see if you have Hashimoto’s which is a an auto-immune disorder. If you have this which 80% of all people who have hypothyroidism it is an immune system disorder that is caused by gluten sensititvity. Unless you address the immune system you are going to feel crappy even though your TSH levels are with in normal limits. I never take people off medications. In fact, if you have primary hypothyroidism you need to be on your meds, it’s as simple as that. That is only one pattern of the 24 different patterns that your thyroid can have.
OK, I’m off for a quick workout. I encourage all of you to get off grains. From all the research I was exposed to this weekend grains can cause a lot of health issues that don’t rear their ugly head for potentially decades for people. And when they do it is not pretty. Many auto-immune and neurodegenerative diseases can be caused by an immune reaction due to short and or long term exposures to grains. The literature is out there and this needs to get out to the public. I can do some extensive testing including testing for DNA, intestinal permability immune reactions, cross reaction foods, or you can just go grain free. Not just gluten free, but grain free. Keep your diet to veggies, wild game and fish, and a few stone fruits and you will be much better off. If you are serious about finding out why you dont feel good, crave sugar, can’t lose weight and have no energy then I would suggest having a consult with me and see if I can assist you.
Until next time, be your best and remember to take action with your health! Dr. E
You’ve probably heard that Coach Jerry Kill the football coach for the University of Minnesota has been battling seizures since he had a massive one on the sidelines against New Mexico state. Sunday he was admitted to Mayo for more tests and exams. It’s sad to see my alma mater suffer on the football field and even sadder to see their head coach not be able to coach because he is sick and unhealthy. Coach Kill has had a variety of health issues over the past 2 decades including cancer and has had many seizure related issues. Having health issues and having a stressful job dealing with 18-22 year old males with ego’s and alumni that want a quick fix to a losing program adds even more stress and you need to be healthy as you can be to handle all that stress.
There is some cool research out there about people with seizures quite commonly have gluten sensitivities. I’m not sure if Mayo is testing for food sensitivities, DNA testing for wheat, dairy, soy, egg, and yeast, and specific antibody testing from cyrex labs which would show if he had an auto-immune reaction to gluten and all it’s derivatives and any other sensitivities to cross reactive foods. Unless you do the testing you won’t know. Gluten sensitivity needs to be checked with anyone who has seizures. It could be the missing link. The problem is most clinics won’t test this because they aren’t aware of it, or open to it, and or the cost. I order this testing because it tells me what exactly you can or can not eat, what is causing you to be sick, and what is adding fuel to your fire. Unless you test you are doing guesswork. It’s expensive and so is my fee but for those that do it, it can be a real lifechanger for them as far as their overall health is concerned.
I see so many people who are not very healthy. For most people with chronic health challenges it’s taken them decades before they are finally getting symptomatic. I can tell you for sure that if they are auto-immune they will always have some form of the problem since it is an immune system problem that has gone haywire. There is no medical treatment to cure an auto-immune condition. My job is to dampen the effects of altered immune attack on your body through diet, lifestyle changes, supplements, and really a whole new way of living which hasn’t been adequately addressed before.
The longer you’ve had problems the longer it takes. For metabolic conditions and Auto-Immune conditions this can take years.
OK, enough of the lecture. I am passionate about helping people.
Last week I had a close encounter with a bald eagle this week it was a close encounter with some Bison from North Dakota State University. They whooped butt on the Gophers. They were simply the better team. It’s going to take time for the program to improve. Look for the Badgers to take the Cornhuskers down this weekend. I can’t wait to watch that game saturday night.
Until next time, take time for your family and take time for your self. If you have any questions about the metabolic testing I do please feel free to email me or give me a jingle. 715-294-3100 Dr. E
Below is a quick article I thought would be of value to your health. These are found in most everything. If you can consciously start eating better like more veggies, lean free range meats, stone fruits you never have to worry about these and you’ll feel so much better. You have to understand that these 6 foods are inflammatory and excitatory to your brain and nervous system. That means more pain, brain fog, and just feel like crap. check it out below.
It’s homecoming and the high school kids are having a memorable week. It started out with the Powder Puff football game sunday night and the Senior girls won it with their coach Lincoln Howard. It would be great to see the high school team get their first victory of the year against New Richmond friday night. How about my alma mater who had their worse loss in Big 10 history last week by Michigan 58-0. 30 some years ago we played them for homecoming and our homecoming button said “wish again Michigan”. Oh, have times changed with the U. of Mn. football program. Thank God the Badgers have a great team.
Enjoy the indian summer we are having!! I love it! Dr. E
6 Food Additives to Subtract From Your Diet
Could flavorings, sweeteners, and other food additives be adding to or even causing your chronic pain? Here’s what you need to know.
By Wyatt Myers
When you injure yourself, it’s easy to understand the source of your pain. But for some pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia, migraine, and arthritis, deciphering the source is not as simple. Now, a growing volume of research is indicating that what you eat, including some common additives found in many packaged and processed foods, might play a role in chronic pain.
But if you’re like many Americans, these foods make up a substantial portion of your diet. According to a report in the New York Times, Americans buy 787 pounds of processed food like microwave dinners and salty snacks per year, compared with only 602 pounds of fresh food. Staying away from these items can boost your overall health as well as helping to manage pain.
Here are six food additives it makes sense to avoid as part of your pain management plan.
• Artificial Sweeteners: Artificial sweeteners like aspartame (NutraSweet) and Splenda, which are found in diet drinks and foods as well as those little packets on restaurant tables, were developed as safe, healthy substitutes for sugar. But research has linked these food additives to a variety of chronic pain conditions, including fibromyalgia and migraines. “One patient I worked with who came in for chronic headaches drank two diet sodas every day,” says Peter Bongiorno, ND, a naturopathic physician with InnerSource Health in New York City. “He had been to five doctors and was on three pain medications. Once we removed the diet soda from his diet and had him replace it with water, his headaches stopped.”
• Sugar: Sugar may seem like a more “natural” sweetener than sugar substitutes, but it still causes pain management problems for many people. “Sugar is a common pain trigger,” says Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, director of the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers and author of Pain Free 1-2-3: A Proven Program for Eliminating Chronic Pain Now. “It can trigger swings that can throw muscles into spasm.”
• High-Fructose Corn Syrup: Also known as HFCS, this sweetener used in many packaged products like soda, cakes, and candy has received a lot of bad press lately. Though some believe that HFCS is likely no worse for your health than standard sugar, that doesn’t necessarily make it a good thing. Some studies have shown that some people have an intolerance to high-fructose corn syrup that can lead to chronic abdominal pain and other digestive disorders.
• Salt: Most experts agree that salt is not directly linked to pain. However, we have become so addicted to salt that the overabundance of the mineral is now indirectly leading to pain in many people, says Dr. Bongiorno. “In some individuals, salt intake can allow the body to retain water in its tissues. The pressure of this water can squeeze and impinge on nerve and joint function, which can increase pain,” he explains. “It may be worth trying a salt-free diet to see if it decreases pain.” Bongiorno adds, “Everyone should avoid foods with added salt.”
• MSG: Most people think of the food additive monosodium glutamate, or MSG, as a flavor enhancer used in Chinese food, but it is also incorporated into many processed foods. In studies, it seems to have the same impact on chronic pain conditions as artificial sweeteners. “Glutamate (a component of MSG), can damage nerve endings when taken in excess. When this happens there is an amplification of pain,” says Barbara Mendez, MS, RPh, a pharmacist and nutritional consultant in New York. “I would recommend that people read labels carefully and avoid anything with MSG.” Other names for MSG include glutamic acid, yeast extract, hydrolyzed protein, sodium caseinate, and autolyzed yeast.
• Preservatives: One of the reasons that many foods can last so long on store shelves is due to the addition of preservatives, chemicals (with names like benzoates, monoglycerides, diglycerides, nitrates, nitrites, and sulfites) that keep the food from spoiling. A number of studies have also linked some of these preservatives to chronic pain conditions. Says Mendez, “These preservatives are often found in commercially prepared baked goods, so consider making your own homemade products.” One added benefit: When you bake your own goodies, you can control how much sugar goes in.
Here’s the take-away: Whenever possible, choose fresh foods over prepared items to help decrease your pain and improve your health.
Well it was a very sad day when the Riverbank shut it’s doors, FDIC came in and Central Bank out of Stillwater took over. I drove by at 5:40 on that black friday and had a sick feeling in my stomach since I know so many people who have dedicated themselves to the Riverbanks success. I never thought I would see the day of the Riverbank closing.
I also never thought I would see the day that so many people have such little or no coverage for health insurance. I think they should call it sickness insurance since it really doesn’t do anything to keep you healthy. The Riverbank will move forward with a new name and will never be the same, but it will provide a necessary service for our community.
What would happen if you lose your health? Many people are in denial until they get diagnosed with a particular disease state like cancer, heart disease, or diabetes. Sometimes people make life changing decisions to get their health back and will do what ever it takes. I can tell you that after practicing 25 years and seeing 500,000 people most people need a lot of supervision to make changes. I see that with metabolic conditions, and with chronic conditions in which your insurance company may pay for a petty quick fix if you have great insurance and if you have zero or no insurance you have better hope it’s somewhat manageable. Most of the musclo-skeletal conditions and metabolic conditions I see are lifelong chronic conditions in which your body has adapted to the changes as best it can. In some cases it is something that needs to be managed and correction is not possible. Your mind-body takes time to heal. There are no quick fixes for lifelong problems, but we have new technology at our clinic which has proved incredible results in two high school students I have been working with . These are young athletes who heal faster than us, but it is truly amazing what I’ve seen so far. Tomorrow is the first day that we are implementing this in our office. I will be putting out a post later this week about the details of this new program to speed up healing, decrease pain, and increase your function so you can do what you want in life. In 25 years of practice I have not seen a tool to help assist patients under my care.
I sincerely hope I add value to your life in the form of my Chiropractic practice and my expertise in managing chronic neuro-metabolic cases, and neuro-muscloskeletal problems.
I ask of you to do everything possible to take great care of yourself so you can use me to get well if you are having a difficult time and more importantly use me when you feel great as more of a preventable investment in yourself. This in the long run is a much more cost effective and smarter thing to do.
If you need a lecturer please feel free to call me. i’d love to talk to your group.
Congrats to Casey Danielson for winning her third consecutive Wisconsin girls golf championship!!
Until next time. Invest in your health for big paybacks down the road. It may not be fun or easy but it will pay off. Dr. E
You know how much I love sports, especially football in the fall. This past weekend was a huge sports weekend in the twin cities. The Gophers had homecoming against the Cornhuskers of Nebraska. I’ve got to be honest, it was the most boring game I’ve been to since they opened the new stadium. Check out the picture below and tell me what’s wrong with the picture?
The Super bowl Champs Green Bay Packers game in to the Metrodome and beat the Vikings but the Vikings played great, especially rookie QB Christian Ponder. Everyone was pondering how Ponder would do, but he rose to the occasion and played admirably. I know Ponder is a very intelligent guy and I know he had prepared him self mentally and physically for this moment. If we would prepare our mind-body like pro athletes prepare for a football game I bet we’d be a lot healthier. Getting your health and keeping your health takes repetition, consistency, and intensity. Everyday we have a choice on how we want our life to be, somedays things happen and it can really through one for a loop. We all fumble in life on occasions, that’s life, it’s how we handle the next opportunity that really matters.The Packers got down right away and their offense didn’t panic. Rodgers was a cool cat out there carving the Viking defense up and in the end the Packers actually got back to being a running team and ran the clock out with a couple of first downs. Just think how healthy we would be if we prepared like the Packers. Be a Champ today and prepare for a healthier you. I know you can.
Make it a great day!! Dr. E. p.s. Anyone lose sleep over the Hale Mary pass that beat the Badgers?
What a crazy busy fun filled weekend it was. It all started with a weekend of cross country ski workshops at Cyclovaxc ski shop in the old Ben Franklin store in St. Croix falls. Stop on up and check out all the great bikes and ski’s they have. They have an incredible shop up there for the weekend warrior to the elite athlete. Ben Joncak and Frank Lundeen have a store second to none. They provide great service with that hometown touch. This is a great opportunity for the locals to get and stay fot and healthy. Check out their website www.cyclovaxc.com
Worked out with Birkie Champion and Olympic athlete Caitlyn Compton and her husband Brian Gregg this weekend. Holy moly are they fit as a fiddle. We got a couple good runs in this weekend and yesterday we did a 2 hour rollerski up 87 and hit county road I to Centuria, over to Eureka, and then back to the Lions club park in St. Croix falls. Wow, I was spent. An easy ski for them was a tough ski for me. To be an elite athlete takes a ton of dedication and a great support team. Their lives are dedicated to the sport. I’ve worked with 2 other Olympic cross country skiers and understand what it takes to accomplish their dreams. It is very impressive to see people fit as a fiddle and extremely healthy in mind-body. The mind-body adapts to whatever stress you put upon it. You have to decide to put a good stress upon it like eating, moving, and thinking well, or you can live the typical american lifestyle and have problems sooner than later with your health. You can do but you have got to want good health. Start by cleaning up the diet, get some exercise, and count your blessings. Increase that 10% a week and watch out, you will feel like an olympic athlete!
How about those Golden Gophers this weekend. While they were outplayed in the first 3 quarters they hung in there created opportunities and executed when they had to and beat the heavily favored Hawkeyes. I’ve seen in person 4 Hawkeye loses like this since last year and I think they were playing not to lose which will always haunt you. Poor Bucky, two weeks in a row. They need work on defense. Check out the picture of Riley and me with the first annual Big 10 trophy. I told Riley I’d love to see the Gophers get to this game once before I die.
Make it a fantastic week! Have a safe Halloween and don’t overdose on the sugar today, you will be glad you didn’t tomorrow. Dr. E. p.s. I’ll be out of the office friday this week, I’ll be attending a neurometabolic conference in Orlando.
I just got back from Orlando florida from a neurometabolic conference and it totally blew me away from the presenters and research on how to slow down the cascade of inflammation in our bodies, slow and reverse neurodegenerative diseases such as parkinsons, alzheimers, auto-immune diseases, etc.
How you may ask can that be possible? First you need to realize there is nothing you can do about your past. Secondly, there is something you can do from this moment on, and thirdly you can either express your genes in a good way and slow down the neurodegeneration or speed it up depending on how you live your life.
The biggest environmental hazard to our bodies is the foods that we eat. The typical standard american diet is one that will lead you down the road to heart disease, cancer, and neurodegeneration. The standard american diet will cause inflammation which your body is doing the right thing by inflaming itself. Do this for years and disease will follow. The time to prevent this is with our children NOW. First of all this starts by each of us cleaning our diet up. This means eliminating the most inflammatory foods from our diet. What are the 2 most inflaming food groups you eat? Grains, and dairy. Most common neurodegenerative disorders are caused by chronic underlying inflammation. Want your back pain to go away, clean the diet up. Want your brain to work better, clean your diet up and eliminate these inflammatory foods. What can you eat? Meat, chicken fish,(make these organic) tons of veggies, and stone fruits which are tough to get so add blueberries. Snack with nuts and seeds between meals if you can tolerate them.
If you really want to find out if you have gluten or dairy sensitivity, if you have antibodies to your own tissue which means every time you eat certain foods your own immune system attacks itself and destroys tissue which you better hope it’s not the brain, and if you have intestinal permeability problems(leaky gut), this will lead to a break in the blood brain barrier and lead to brain fog and a variety of neurological disorders over time, then I would recommend you come in and get the testing done at my office. I use cyrex labs. Check their website www.cyrexlabs.com It is well worth the investment if you want to know exactly where you are at.
We’ve started doing the ARP treatment at our clinic. ARP stands for accelerated recovery performance. I just got a phone call from Caitlin Compton who won the American Birkiebeiner and was 6th place at the Vancouver Olympics saying after one treatment she is pain free for the first time since July 9th of this summer. she also took 2 minutes off a 10 kilometer time trial which is unheard of. This has been exceeding my expectations. While everyone heals differently, the few we have ARP’d so far have had impressive results.
Sad day for Big 10 football when you hear what is going on at Penn State. Joe Paterno should resign or be fired. This has been known about since 1999, and nothing was done. He should have gone past was he legally obligated to do.
Big game in Minneapolis between Badgers and Gophers. Look for the Gophers to give Bucky a good game, but the Badgers should prevail by 21. It’s always a great rivalry, and the Paul Bunyon Ax is at stake. The ax weighs quite a bit. When I played there was no rubber ends around it, just plane old steel ax. Lucky no one got killed by the ax.
The bottom line, if you have toxic emotions, intestinal pathogens, hormonal imbalances, food sensitivities or allergies, mold exposure, heavy metal toxicities, structural imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, compromised detox systems, leaky gut, then you need to get checked by the testing I do. Your M.D. isn’t going to do these tests. It’s a bit pricey but you will know what is finally going on with you, and what needs to be done to get and keep your health.
Have a great week and I look forward to hearing from you.
I bet most of you got to bed a little late last night if you watched the entire Packer Viking blowout. I was in bed by end of 3rd quarter. Riley had 6 am basketball practice this morning, and even though I thought the Vikes defense looked good at times they are no match for Rodgers and that Packer offense. Rodgers can easily make you forget about Favre, fast.
I stopped by school about 7:30 this morning to check on big Lincoln to see how he is moving with basketball practice. He’s doing fantastic. He’s got a bit to go yet, but what a recovery he has made from the devastating injury that occurred 7 weeks ago. There is no way he would have been able to recover like this without the ARP treatment. If you want to learn more about this just stop on by and check it out.
As I was leaving the high school I saw 4 young students walking in to school with their 22 ounces of coffee from stop-a-sec. I asked them if that was their breakfast and they said everyday. When I was in school 35 years ago I don’t think anyone drank coffee. I don’t think I had my first cup until I was 30. As I then drove by stop-a-sec you could see a line of kids getting their coffee. Coffee is an adrenal stimulant with a half life of 16 hours. If these young people are already getting a fix of coffee in the morning it really adds stress to their physiology even though they feel it may help them. The best way to feel you don’t need a coffee fix in the morning is to get to bed at a consistant time, and avoid all other adrenal stimulants during the day. Adrenal stimulants can be overtraining which many kids are in sports and they are doing 2 a days right now. Not eating breakfast is an adrenal stimulant also. Not having anything to eat until noon and they are not going to have any energy for their practice in the afternoon. I recommend for all of you regardless of age to have a protein based breakfast. For the vegetarians out their you can do a ton of greens and how about a rice protein shake with mixed fruit in it. For those of you who like meat, eat meat, chicken, or fish for breakfast and stay away from the cereals. remember grains are inflammatory. I like eggs, meat, and as much veggies as you can eat. Stone fruits are out of season so a handful or pint of blueberries would be great. Get to bed by 10pm and start your day with a protein based breakfast and you won’t need to coffee to get you going.
How about those Badgers smoking the Gophers this past weekend. Bad weekend for Minnesota sports. What is incredible about going to a Gopher home football game is I feel that it is an away game when you see half the stands filled with red and white and much more boisterous, I think coach Kill is heading in the right direction, now if he can only get good recruits. I would not want his job, managing 18-22 year olds. Look for an interview with coach Kill in an upcoming edition of the Valley Wire.
I’m doing a Auto-immune workshop on tuesday the 29th of November. This will fill up fast, so sign up now if you have or know someone who has had Multiple sclerosis, Celiac disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Crohn’s/ulcerative colitis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Neuropathy, fibromyalgia, Meniere’s/chronic vertigo, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Sjorgen’s syndrome. You may suspect you are auto-immune, but lab tests are normal. You may have been to multiple doctors with no answers or relief. What do you do when the medications don’t work? Come find out how you can start feeling like you used to and get value back in your life.
Have a great week and enjoy your breakfast!! Did you know that breakfast means breaking the fast? Dr. E
Another successful Turkey Bowl has come and gone. This year we played last night under the bright lights of the St. Croix falls football field. A beautiful night for football it was. 42 degrees at game time.
We had an incredible turnout this year. We had a few newbies who stole the show this year. Troy Lessman and Jim Abrams, old Unity standouts really played great. I think they are in better playing shape then they were in high school.
The first half started slow and there wasn’t much scoring. Both teams seemed to be feeling each other out trying to find the right match ups. The second half was nothing but scoring. The black team came back and made a great game of it only to lose in the last minute of the game on a great drive by the red team.
Last time we played in St. Croix falls we had lots of injuries, including a concussion, broken wrist, and broken ribs. This year the only injury was Tyler Ahlstrand who had a nasty lower calf strain. Tyler had his game face on and played a great game for the red team. I hope he’s doing ok this morning.
Kevy, Tommy, Rollo, the Ellingson boys were all there as they are every year. We are all nearing 50 but we try to play like we are 20. Somehow the mind body seems a little disconnected from what it was when we were 20. Every year the once little kids that played are now in high school and college and go by us like we are standing still.
We all went to Wards for one and then ended our evening celebrating with Ding-Ding and everyone at P.Y.’s were the lineup of tap beers is almost as good as the lineup for this year’s Turkey Bowl.
A big thanks to the Mayor of St. Croix Falls Darrell Anderson for turning the lights on for us. It was great to see all the fans come out and watch this year. Scotty Ward from Dallas , Bobby Williams from Chicago stopped by the old playing field to watch. I’ve got to recruit them to play in next year’s Turkey Bowl.
Next year will be the 25th Turkey Bowl. Tommy, Kevy, and Rollo have played in all 24 I believe. I remember years back when we would play 4 on 4 and could not get anyone to play. We’d be at the Lanes or P.Y’s trying to get some last minute recruits. Now we could easily have 2 teams worth of guys. Every year it gets bigger and better. Rumor is next year we are pulling out the red carpet and going to play in Las Vegas. John Hilpisch is in for sure.
It was great to see my fellow brothers in Chiropractic Dr. Dave Leske, Dr. John Hilpisch, and Chiro student Steve Sigourois play last night.
OK, the Packers play in 5 minutes. I’m at the clinic and don’t want to miss the kickoff. We will see you at next year’s Turkey bowl where ever that may be! Have a fantastic blessed day. I’m especially thankful for all fond memories of everyone who has ever played in a Turkey Bowl. Dr. E
Tis the season for planning next years financials for your health. Many companies change plans from year to year and the good news is that while I may not be on your plan we have affordable options for you so you can get the care you want and need and you can continue to have a relationship with someone who works with you to continue optimizing your health potential.
I do not belong to any HMO’s because I can not deliver the care you want and need and still be in business. If you are a business owner you would not want to be held hostage by rules and regulations particularly when it comes to your health. Most of the plans put limits on visits and amount paid out, basically they sell you a bill of goods and when it comes to what you need you aren’t going to get it. They cover a handful of visits for acute care only. A majority of my practice is chronic conditions which take time, frequency, and intensity of care and this is not allowed.
The best health is one of pro-active steps done daily to achieve over ti me better health each and every year. It doesn’t have to be so difficult if you practice simple strategies of healthy living. Like, limiting all grains and replacing those with tons of veggies, meats, and fish preferarbly organic free range versus grass feed. Regulation of blood sugar is vital. I see epidemic blood sugar problems daily. There is no pill that is going to fix a bad lifestyle.
Look for upcoming workshops on weight loss. Everyone wants it but doesn’t know how to lose it and keep it off safely and healthy. Working on lecture now. I’ll keep you posted.
Winter is here. Get the ski’s out, get the snowshoes out, and start moving the body. If you haven’t done so, check out the new bike and ski store in St. Croix Falls called cyclovaxc. They have fantastic equiptment and I know these guys perosnally, they will take great care of you.
I was so excited yesterday to see the big 8 point buck behind my house. What a beauty. I can’t beleive he made it through the deer hunting season. What a rack he will have next year if he doesn’t get hit by a car on 35.
Congrats to Lincoln Howard who has successfully completed his ARP training in our office. This is our accelerated Recovery Performance program. Lincoln had a devastating hip dislocation 10 weeks ago and is back averaging double figures in 3 games so far. Way to go Lincoln. This works great not only on acute sports injuries but chronic ongoing problems also.
Congrats also to the wisconsin Badgers for winning the first annual Big 10 championship over the Spartans of Michigan State. I actually thought the Badgers got outplayed but the only thing that matters is that they won. They will have their hands full with Oregons speed.
Make it a great day and get outside and enjoy winter. It only last 4 months. Dr. E
Short and sweet post today about getting through the holiday season and not putting on 5- 10 pounds of weight and inflammation which will make you feel tired, increase joint and muscle pain, and bloat you so you won’t fit in to your favorite outfit to say the least.
Here are 10 quick steps to take.
1. Eat breakfast. Make it a protein based breakfast. No grains and no cereal.
2. Drink 2x the amount of water you are currently drinking. Hydration is vital and most people are dehydrated.
3. Stay away from fruit juices, and sugars. Let whole fruit be your treat not your main meal.
4. Snack on nuts, seeds, blueberries, apples, venison sticks, between meals
5. Veggies are fantastic for you, especially multi color. This is the majority of what you should be eating daily.
6. I’d cut dairy, all gluten(grains), soy, out of your diet. You do this until end of year and you will feel much better and lose weight.
7. Avoid adrenal stimulants such as coffee, lack of sleep, to much training, pop,
8. Get outside or inside and move your body daily.
9. Keep the partying to a minimum, just added calories, and throws your whole physiology off.
10. Be grateful even if you are having a tough day.
First week of January I’m doing an in house lecture on how you can lose the weight, be more fit, have more energy, and become the person you know you can be. You can have it all but it may not be always easy. Nothing ever is. The goal is overall improved health. You can do it!!
Next thursday we are having our Christmas party during our office hours from 2:30 to six. Come on in so we can celebrate you and the holiday season!
I love seeing all the high school athletes giving it their all win or lose. Come on out and support your local high school teams.
Until next week, take one of my top 10 steps and start applying it and start living life to the max. Dr. E
I want to wish all of you who have been loyal readers of my blog an incredible New Year and an especially healthy 2012. I’ve been writing this blog fairly weekly for the past 5 years and always enjoy communicating with you about health and well-being. Today I want to talk about being your best for 2012.
Yesterday I got my fill of college football which is my favorite sport to watch. Being a huge Big 10 fan I always cheer for the Big 10 teams. Riley had a bunch of his freshman buddies for the grand daddy of them all the Rose Bowl. We got to see the finish of the the Michigan state game and they won in 3 overtimes. Congrats to Sparty! I thought the Badgers would really have a challenge with the Oregon offense and they did, but the Badger offense I thought played superb. They hung in there and fought the whole game. I thought it was a very entertaining game and one that every Badger player and fan could be proud of their team. It’s not always a matter of winning but how you play the game. If you give it your all that is all you can ask for. I remember getting beat by better teams but as a team we played great, and then I remember beating teams and we stunk out the place. I remember feeling hurt that we may not have win the game but I knew in my heart I gave it my all.
How we can relate this message to our health for 2012? Here is my look on it.
What do you really want your health to look like in 2012, and what realistically can you commit to? I know the “C” word scares people off but embrace it and just keep moving forward. Lets take example weight loss. Your goal may be to lose 20 pounds and keep it off while lowering inflammatory markers on your blood work and lowering blood pressure and run your first 5km, or walk in the woods up hills without the feeling your heart is going to explode, or maybe play with the grandkids until they want to take a nap. Write down what you want and then picture what that looks like and then take ACTION.
The big think I see with people not reaching their health goals is that they just don’t stick with it. If you want to lose 20 pounds a year just do one thing different like not drinking pop. Not just pop for one week but for a year. When you workout, don’t stop after 4 weeks, but stick to it. The hardest part is doing it when you don’t want to. I’ve been their many times and still to this day it’s a conscious choice to either work towards good health and well being or towards sickness and disease. Take responsibility today for your health. You got your self into this mess if it’s poor, but the good news is if you start take daily action and don’t stop you can get it back and be healthier and keep it once you’ve got it back. It’s kind of like Chiropractic care. I recommend regular maintenance and wellness visits when you feel good to keep your spine moving and prevent any kind of potential relapse. We floss and brush our teeth daily, we maintain our cars, and our homes, and the same should be said for your spine and nervous system since it houses and controls every function of your body.
I’ll be doing a weight loss and muscle gain workshop Tuesday January 10th 6:30pm here at my clinic. I’ve only got room for 8 people so if you are really serious about stepping up for 2012 then their is no excuse, just sign up by calling 715-294-3100 or email me back firstname.lastname@example.org. Let me assist you to losing weight, gain muscle and be healthier for 2012. Until next time, nothing happens without action! Dr. E
After watching this weekends pro football playoff games I believe you have to play the game and all the talk in the world is not going to take place of what goes on the field. You can kind of say the same thing with our health. You can talk about health all day long but unless you take the daily action steps to be healthy, health will not come your way. Sports are about energy and momentum and the Giants had it big time. That is why I’m not in favor of weeks off. A week off can be great if your injured, but our mindset can get a little lazy and we start listening to all the hype sometimes. I see this quite commonly in young kids and especially high school kids. They sometimes listen to everyone else and think they are much better than they actually are. You need to keep your eye on the target whatever your target and surround yourself with people who have had success. An example is your coach if you are in sports or myself if you want health to be a priority for you in your life.
Now that football is done for our midwest teams, and we are experiencing our first colds spell of the year, how are you doing on your resolutions. Sticking to commitments can be very challenging, especially for weight loss, a new exercise program, or just about anything new. The hardest part I feel is changing one’s paradigm about how they look at their health. Some people look at Chiropractic merely for pain relief. I would look at that opinion not as right or wrong but just another viewpoint. Others would look at Chiropractic as assisting the whole bodymind to an optimal way of health and well being for the entire family. It’s all on how you look at it. Now I prefer using Chiropractic to improve you and your families life and allow them to expres their God given health potential. Along the way I love to educate about eating, moving, and thinking better about what health truly is. Being open to this can be challenging because it is a new way of thinking, and most people get stuck in the old.
You don’t practice good health behaviors and decide to take a vacation because you think you deserve it or because it is to hard. Then you haven’t got it yet and will have many up’s and downs. You wouldn’t forget to floss on your vacation would you? Stay the course each and everyday if you want to change your behavior and have better health and practice all the things you can do to be healthier. Ya, it does take work, but it is well worth it. My dear old friend Tony Palermo would always say to me, “Steve, what weighs more in life, the weight of regret or the weight of discipline”. I skied 30 miles this weekend because I’m training for my 20th Birkie. I know what it takes to do the race and it is a lot of work. It’s much easier to train and do the work than to not do it and suffer because of lack of training. What one thing can you committ to do be healthier? I’d love to hear from you!!
Want some great entertainment? Stop by your local high school and support our young kids. Also, every weekend their is some youth sports tournament going on. I love cheering our youth on. Until next time, will their be enough snow for the Birkie? Dr. E
I was at a concussion seminar this weekend and it was interesting to learn that Wisconsin is the only state in our 5 state area that does not have formal law on return to play for athletes who suffer concussion.
I’ve been involved in sports and managing sports injuries for 25 years and I’ve seen concussion diagnosis and management change quite frequently over the years. I think it is important that this subject has really went public over the last few years with notable figures in the sports world like Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburg Penguins who has had a real problem with repeated concussions and many pro football players. The thing is the younger the player the more cautious you need to be because the brain is not fully developed.
I remember having my first concussion in 8th grade football. I saw stars and everything got loud and black for the rest of the game. I can not remember scoring a touchdown in the second half. Management was smelling salts and if you seemed half way ok you went back in. That is a complete no-no now. You are out for the day for sure.
Here are common symptoms which we have the athlete grade from 0 to 6 for severity.
Feeling like “in a fog”
sensitivity to light
Sensitivity to noise
Feeling slowed down.
I would not expect a parent or coach to do a full assessment but being aware of the above symptoms is important. Many times just observing the athlete and removing them from play until more of an assessment can be done for a suspected concussion.
A player should never be allowed to return to play until asymptomatic at rest and exertion, and cleared to play by a licesensed health care professional.
If your child has a concussion is it very important that they have a lot of cognitive and physical rest. So that means basically not doing much of anything for a few days,.
A lot of times concussion symptoms are vague. 40% recover within a week, but many suffer for months and these can be hard to manage and need a multi-disciplinary forms of treatment.
I have found that adjusting works great, and there are some great nutritional things one can do do help. Remove inflammatory foods like grains, add omega 3’s for brain healing work well, DHA in younger patients. Remember your brain is made up of about 70% fats. Your brain aslo needs good sugars since it needs glucose for fuel. So fruits, veggies are good. No junk food.
Concussions are neuro-metabolic and take time and are a process of healing. There are many new tools such as impact testing for baseline so good stuff out there for assessing, but sometimes good old time and being cautious is imperative because we just don’t know exactly the process of h ealing that needs to take place. Everyone is different.
Great Championship football games this past weekend. Another reason to practice special teams. Both games decided by special teams. A missed 32 yard chip shot field goal for Baltimore and a fumbled punt gave it the the Giants. !/3 of the game is special teams. That kicker is going to take that miss to his grave. Until next time, big SCF-Osceola basketball game tonight up in SCF. This was the big rivalry game when I was in school. Dr. E
Hitting the sweet spot in life doesn’t seem to happen as much as we all want it to in life. I always tell patients that health and life are a lot alike, you are never always at the top and never always at the bottom, but somewhere in between. If you are having challenges and feel like you are at the bottom it will pass so hang in there and keep moving forward.
Many people come to see me for bad low back pain. They think there life is going to come to an end because they can’t do anything and the pain is terrible. Or they have a metabolic disease like hypothyroidism or diabetes and their health is poor and feel terrible even with the meds. I get their back functioning like it should, add some core, clean up their diet and health returns. For the metabolic conditions I get different blood testing done, see if it is an immune problem and then get their body to work right by getting it the foods it needs, cut their stress down and start moving their body and guess what, health returns. I really don’t treat but support the body in what it needs to start healing and functioning. To get near your sweet spot in life it takes work. Being healthy and happy in any aspect of your life takes commitment and dedication with habits that work for your physiology and not against it. The problem is we as americans have a lifestyle that is geared towards sickness and disease not health and prosperity. We all have to do our best to get educated and then take action with your health so we can each be role models for our kids and grand kids.
I love hitting the sweet spot with my driver, or baseball bat or when the drop of the football onto the foot made a 65 yard punt effortless. We have all been there in some aspect of our life and when we hit it nothing feels better. Remember what it feels like and go out and do it! It will build your confidence and it’s fun!
I had a really active 30 hours this past weekend. Dave Leske and I went up and did a cross country ski marathon in Marquette Michigan. We left friday at 2:45 and got to Marquette at 1:30 am. Road conditions were terrible and my rear drive car was not the best choice for a 300 mile drive. The good news we stopped at the White Stag dinner club 10 miles north of Rhinelander and I had the best ribeye I have ever had. Those old supper clubs you don’t find around here any more and talke about the sweetspot of life, that place was incredible.
The race was really fun and my energy was good. It had been since last early March since I’ve done a ski marathon and the body and mind held up great. The first half had brutal headwalls but beautiful overlooks of the Marquette area and Lake Superior. The second half was all downhill and it was fun and fast. That was a sweet spot day for me. Been a while since I felt good on the ski’s so all the training and taking care of myself is paying off.
Going to hit the Badger state games this weekend. Been close to 20 years since I’ve been over their. Should be fast and furious conditions. Until next time, keep moving forward and when you do hit the sweet spot in your day take a moment to be grateful and then keep moving forward! Dr. E
As you may know there are only a few weeks until the American Birkiebeiner, North America’s largest Cross country ski race located in Hayward Wisconsin. This is my 20th year of doing the Birkie and I’ve really been focused on doing the preparation for this years event. It’s a lot of work and sometimes I ask myself why I do it but the rewards of a years training isn’t so much in the race as it is in the discipline of all the training. The racing is always the icing on the cake. I try not to focus just on race results but the training and having fun and being healthier.
In any aspect of our lives if it’s something we really want we will do what ever it takes to get it. For example, if we want a new car or a vacation a priority we will do what it takes and be lasrer focused on doing the steps to make it work. I wish we could all say that for our due diligance with our health. What is your top one or two priorities that you want to focus on?
Staying focused can be challenging because life seems to get in the ways. I know I can get a little negative from time to time but I quickly can snap out of it. An example was this weekend doing badger state games, I went out way to hard and felt terrible and had to slow down and recover, I caught on to the next group of guys and hung with them until I recovered and then went on to feel better and was able to put the hammer down. I know that this can happen and I just had to hang in there and stay focused.
Turning a negative in to a positive can happen with the snap of your fingers in your mind. This weekend I started sprinting with 200 meters to the finish line. I felt great at the finish and was going to celebrate when my buddy Al said “Eddy you’ve got another 7km to go”. I quick shifted my thought of being done to hammering to catch the skier I had been skiing with. This skier was now a good 100meters ahead of me but I quickly caught up and hammered the last 7 km to a great finish after what started out not so hot. I wasn’t the only person that made that mistake. Many skiers stopped at what we thought the finish was. I’ve never done that in a race before.
Our mind plays a huge role in our success and our failures. Take a moment today and switch your train of thought if it’s negative and see what happens.
Kyle Stanley was down 8 strokes going in to the last round of yesterdays PGA tournament and hung in there after a collapse last week and won this week by one. Eli Manning had to drive his team 80 yards in the last 4 minutes to win the Super Bowl. I’m sure he did not have one negative thought on that last drive. Congrats to the Giants, the Packers are going to have to step it up on defense next year if they are going to beat the Giants.
Check out the picture below 39 years ago I was part of the halftime for the Super Bowl. I guess that’s the only common link between Madonna and myself. The Super Bowl back then was the Vikes-Dolphins in 1973 and wasn’t anything near what it is now. Until next time, keep it positive! p.s. Congrats to the new Wild River Fitness. Great new facility to workout at.
Self motivation and intensity with anything that you are passionate about in life will get you results. If you put that intensity and focus and seriousness into your health nothing can hold you back. Taking care of your health is very serious because if you don’t have it it can be hell to get it back and cost a lot of money, time, and energy, and be very stressful for you and your family. Start right now today with being committed to making your adjustments not missing one, keeping focused on what your goals are.
I’ve been writing a lot about weight loss and being healthier is the key to weight loss. Being on a anti-inflammatory gluten free diet takes focus and intensity but it works and helps people be healthier than they ever have been. It’s been awesome these last few years of doing neuro-metabolic work to see peoples lives change by following my recommendations. They will tell you it was tough but not as bad as they thought it was going to be. They are doing the lifestyle changes for a life and not for the quick fix. Their brains work better, their body’s work better, and they have more energy and less pain than they have ever have. If you want to learn more about my neuro-metabolic care email me and I’ll send you our metabolic assessment form and neurotransmitter assessment form for you to fill out. Fill them out and email them back to me and I’ll do a complimentary neuro-metabolic assessment with your forms. It may change you or a loved one’s life.
Less than 2 weeks until the Birkie, and I’m stoked about having a great race and a fun time for my 20th birkie this year. Boy it was cold saturday out on lake Hayward. Minus 20 with windchills at the start. Great to see people out on the trail giving it their all. Fun times after at the sawmill in Seeley, everyone is gearing up for this years Birkie. They have great snow in Hayward. No worries about lack of snow.
Laser focus this week and every week and you will be healthier, happier, and function at a much high level. You can do it !!
Lots of good high school sports with tournaments coming up. Be sure to get to an event and cheer these kids on.
Until next time, I appreciate all of you and want you to succeed with all your dreams. Dr. E p.s. Happy Valentines day!!!
Why would this be the best week of the year you may think? It’s the American Birkebeiner this saturday. The 40th one to be exact. People come from all over the world to tiny Hayward Wisconsin to ski in this world loppet event. For me this is my 20th Birkebeiner and I’m officially a member of the Birch leggings club which is for those who have done 20 Birkies. I’m very proud and excited about that. I get to wear a purple bib.
This is the cumulation of 51 weeks of preparation. It’s a time to celebrate not only all the training but time to reunite with skiers you may not have seen for a year. Sometimes I ski in packs with the same skiers and it’s the only time I see them all year but when you ski the Birkie their is a common bond that you have and a respect for the race and all skiers. I don’t care if you are first or last it’s a tough race and anything can happen. For some the goal may to make a certain wave or beat their buddy or it could be just to ski 51 kilometers to downtown Hayward and cross the finish line.
The race is incredible. There is nothing like the start which is a frenzy of people especially if you are in wave one and everyone starts out like they are going to win the race. Then the power line hills are incredibly challenging to start the race. Then it’s all hills until the high point and then downhill for a bit of a rest and then 2 major climbs before the halfway point at OO. It is important to not blow up on those hills or else you won’t have anything for the second half. Once you get to OO(the halfway point of the race) and if you feel half way decent you will have enough for the second half of the race.
There is nothing like crossing lake Hayward and getting to downtown Hayward where 10,000 people cheer every skier on. The winners come in right around 2 hours and they keep coming until 6 pm. I’m usually about 30 minutes behind the leaders and always have a lot fo fun out on this beautiful challenging trail. It’s been an incredible journey for me and hopefully I can get 20 more before my time on this planet is done. I’m dedicating this years race to longtime friend and fellow skier Dave Landgraf who was tragically killed this summer in a bike accident. Dave was a founding member of the Birkie and this would have been his 40th year. We will all miss him very much. I know he will be with us in spirit.
We have 15 patients doing this years Birkie. Congrats to all of you who are doing it. I never feel more alive than when I do the Birkie. It’s funny how 20 some years ago I would take my ski’s off and walk up the hills and be out there all day. it is incredible to see how your body can respond to a good stress you put upon it. Start moving your body and if you are ever up to it, run up to Cyclova xc ski and bike shop and get a bike or some x-ski’s and start using them. Your body and mind will thank you and you will feel so much better and have energy like you have never had before. You can do it!! Until next time, ski fast, not hard, and I’ll see you at the finish line. Dr. E p.s. Congrats to Johnny Olson and Mitch Dulon for qualifying for the state wrestling tourney. Way to go guys!!
The funnest week of the year is over. It cumulated with the 40th running of the American Birkibeiner race this weekend in Hayward Wisconsin. I did not have my best finish this year but I’m proud of my effort and had a lot of fun out there. I’ve got 20 of them in and am now a new member of the Birchlegings club which is for those who have completed 20 or more Birkies. They had a nice brunch and awards ceremony on sunday and it was really cool to hear stories from famed olympian Vegar Ulvang from Norway who came over with his family and skied the race. John Kotar who has done all 40 Birkies talked about the proud tradition of the race and this club is truly dedicated to the spirit of cross country skiing and keeping this a international event, and an event where we all look forward to seeing each other every year.
This year we did something different after we finished. We went up and watched the skiers at OO which is the half way point. It was great to see the different levels of skiers and the participation and energy they gave was very up lifting. I was amazed how where I ski most skiers carry a water bottle and cruise through or don’t stop at the water food stations. Back at OO where we were many take 5 or 10 minutes at the halfway point and regroup and get their wits and have more than a snack and then off they go for the second half. We were encouraging them that it is all downhill from OO and the lake was fast this year.
I had met 2 gals who were skiing their first Birkie on friday at cyclovaXC ski and bike shop in St. Croix Falls and they were so excited abut their first Birkie. I ran into them at OO and they looked very fresh and still excited to ski the second half of the Birkie. Good for them. I also saw local pharmacist and good guy Tom Meister at OO. Tom classics the race and looked like he was having the time of his life out on the Birkie trail.
Once you start the race you the course humbles you quickly and you need to just mentally hang in there because physically it will take a toll on your body. I am proud of all the people who did the Birkie. A big way to go.
It was great seeing Emilie Landgraf out skiing the Birkie with her red Ski for Landgraf hat on. Her dad Dave tragically died in a bike accident this past summer. Dave was a founding member of the Birkie and I thought about him often during this years Birkie. I felt Dave was with us in spirit and I know he was with me when I started cramping on mosquito brook hill. I got through it and finished well.
My 20th Great Bear Chase is in 2 weeks in lovely Calumet Michigan. Cross country skiing has changed my life. It has helped me get healthier and fit as a fiddle. I’ve met many people who are friends to this day and some I see once a year while I’m skiing the Birkie. It’s all good. If you ever want to experience an incredible event go up and watch the Birkie or even better try it, it may change your life.
Until next time, big storm a coming that must mean March Madness. Dr. E
March 6th is my 50th.
I look back on the first 50 and I see nothing but blessings from all the wonderful people that have enriched my life immensly.
I’ve got incredible folks whose guidance was great and pearls of wisdom today appreciated greatly.
I had a great neighborhood to grow up in and had the best classmates ever with the SCF class of 1980.
I had an incredible experience at the U. of Minnesota and are still in contact with guys I played football with and went to school with.
This April will mark 25 years of practice for me. Holy Cow has that went fast. Thousands of patients, lots of interns, and 18 former patients who now are Chiropractors.
Marriage for 18 years, two sons, life doesn’t get much better.
Fitness and competition I love whether it is on the golf course or on the cross country ski’s.
I’ve been blessed to coach youth football to high school sports over the past 30 years and love to mentor and coach young athletes.
If the next 50 can be as adventurous and fun as the first 50 then I will feel great about serving God, my family, and my community.
Thank you for being a part of my life. I am very blessed man. Dr. E
With the next 5 days suppose to be near 70 or so it is not only a great time to spring clean anything and everything at your house but how bout your body mind?
I did my last race of the year on saturday and felt like I saved the best for last at the Great Bear Chase in historic Calumet Michigan. The course held up perfectly and 50 km in 2:35 so it was fast. Another couple of hours and we would have had mush to ski in so it was perfect timing before the warm front hit. The ski’s have storage wax on them and are put away. I usually ski into April but not this year. Instead of doing a light ski on sunday for recovery I cleaned the garage. Talk about refreshing to get everything cleaned up and ready for an incredible spring. Next is the outside and back by the pool and then inside cleaning. I’ve never ever been even close to a neat freak but it sure feels liberating to get rid of junk and just toss stuff.
This is also a great time to get the mind-body jump started. How about making ti me for a quick brisk walk outdoors, you will enjoy it much better than the treadmill. It’s nice to see the neighbors out and about after a 4 month hiatus.
How about a 30 day cleanse to detox the body. If you want to learn more just let me know and I can put on a workshop if enough are interested.
I put an article on facebook yesterday about the anti-inflammatory diet and had some interesting feedback both positively and negatively. Check out www.deflame.com A great resource for an anti-inflammatory lifestyle. Download the guidelines. Remember all chronic health issues (heart disease, cancers, diabetes, etc.) are caused or aggravated by chronic inflammation. The inflammation is caused by our poor lifestyle. Why not start today promoting a great environment for your cells to function optimally by supporting it with good nutrition and good movement. That makes more since than waiting for the red lights to come and a crisis to occur.
I’ll be out of the office this friday. i’m taking Riley down to the Boys state basketball tournament. It was 33 years ago that I played in the state tournament. It so happened that we got killed by the eventual state champs from Niagra. Don’t forget to stop in and fill out your NCAA brackets. Until next time, make your free throws. Dr. E
What an incredible hot last 10 days we have had. Holy cow, I”ve never seen anything like this in my fast 50 years on this planet. I love it!! I was cross country ski racing 8 days ago and now you could get the water ski’s out and for sure the golf clubs. What a great place to live.
This past weekend I was in Madison for the state basketball tournament with my son Riley. It has been something that my dad took me when I was in junior high and got to play in the 1979 tourney so a memorable event for me. State street was booming especially saturday night for St. Pats day.
I love watching the talented athletes and teams playing. What a great time of life for young people playing sports and especially if they make it to a state tournament. To see Wisconsin recruit Sam Dekker score 12 points in the last 30 seconds to overcome a nine point deficit to win a state championship game was incredible. I’m sure there are a lot of young basketball players playing hoops outside right now dreaming of being the next Sam Dekker.
On to some health issues. It’s incredibly nice outside and what better time than now to get outside and get some exercise. You will sleep better at night, you will feel better, and your brain will work better. Remember your brain needs 2 things for proper function, fuel and activation. Fuel is in two forms, one is the foods that we eat, and the air that we breathe. The second thing it needs is in the form of activation. Activation is through exercise and adjustments that I give to help stimulate the nervous system kind of like awakening the nervous system. it’s all natural and healthy for you. Being healthy doesn’t have to be that difficult. Get the body moving, start deflaming your diet as we have discussed the last couple weeks is crucial for a healthy brain and properly functioning nervous system.
Ok, that’s it for this week, if you suffer from thyroid problems, are overweight and have a hard time losing it and keeping it off, are tired and fatigued, or suffer with blood sugar issues then give me a jingle. I’ve been doing a ton of metabolic work these past 2 years and have been helping a ton of thyroid patients, weight loss patients, and people who struggle with blood sugar issues. I’ve had 2 patients this past month lose over 30 pounds and get their blood sugar issues from a diabetic state to normal levels and keep them at a normal level. Pretty powerful to guide people through this and see them get their health back naturally. You or a loved one does not have to suffer any longer. Call me to see if you qualify for this form of care. Dr. E p.s. Spring high school sports are upon us, don’t forget to get the kids in to get their spine and extremities checked so they can perform up to their potential.
If any of you watched this years masters golf tournament you saw an incredible sudden death finish between Lois Osthuizen and Bubba Watson. It brought tears to my eyes watching Bubba get so emotional after he sank the last putt to win.
He said in a press room after he won when asked if this is a dream come true, he responded with “they never have come true before “, so I think he was shocked he actually won. I wonder how many thousand of golf balls he has hit and all the people in his life that helped him along his journey? It is a breathe of fresh air to see someone who has never had a golf coach, never took a lesson, and can relate to the average hack golfer. I think Tiger Woods could use a little of Bubba in him. As much as I like Tiger he seemed like a brat out there kicking his clubs.
I believe we can have a fantastic finish in all aspects of your life. The key to having a fantastic life and enjoying your life is that you have to have your health. If you don’t have your health life sure isn’t going to as great as it could be. I see many people all day long whose health isn’t great and they can’t do the things they want to in life. I love helping people who want to get better and are committed to the process of healing because I can tell you that putting in the time and energy into your health pays off big time. Your health is your responsibility, not the insurance companies, not no one but you. I know that may be a little harsh but it’s the truth. Anything really good in life comes from all the decisions that we make. We can make good ones and sometimes we fall flat on our face with bad ones and hopefully we learn from them. I know I have made a bunch of bad decisions over the years but no regrets. Just get back on it and keep moving forward and being positive. I know Tiger will focus on how bad of golf he played at the masters but look for inspiration from his 13 majors that he won and look for him to contend in this years U.S. Open with Bubba Watson. That would be a fun sunday showdown between those two.
Here is what’s going on at our clinic. We are accepting new neuro-metabolic cases at this time. If you know someone who has diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, IBS, hypothyroidism, and autoimmune disorders, I can help. I’ve spent the past 3 years studying with the like of Dr. Datis Kharazian working on neuro-metabolic disorders and having people get their health who have lost it and now have it back has been incredible. It takes work but it has been a life changer for so many. If you or a loved one has some form of chronic poor health, then they may be a candidate for this specialized care. It’s not cheap, insurance doesn’t cover it, and it takes a commitment.
Until next time, be happy, be grateful, and be healthy! Dr. E
25 years ago yesterday I graduated from Chiropractic school. I can’t believe how fast that went. I’m still in the trenches practicing Chiropractic with passion and learning daily how to treat my patients better with neurological and metabolic care. The bottom line over 25 years is that the only thing that matters is results. I’m working harder than ever to be the best I can for you. I love studying, going to seminars and helping you change your life for the better and adding value to your life. Thank you for making this journey a great and exciting one. I look forward to another 25 years with you. I”ll only be 75 then.
My plan initially was to retire at 50 and 25 years of practice. Call it a career and move on to something else. Well that changed like life does and the more I thought about it retirement doesn’t sound all that great. I get to assist people on a daily basis improving their lives without drugs and surgery. That’s pretty cool. I also have learned that the more I know, the more I really am in the process of learning. I get humbled everyday in practice and in life. I have no regrets over the past 25 years.
Here is what’s going on at our clinic. I’m doing a thyroid workshop a week from today on the 24th here at the office. I see many people who are chronically fatigued, have colds hands or feet, don’t sleep well at night, are depressed, gain weight when dieting and exercising. If this rings a bell with you then you must attend this workshop. It’s free! I put an ad in the sun so it will fill up fast. Email me back to reserve your seat.
Summer in March and Winter in April. That’s what we get when we live up here. You can never predict how the weather will be up here in the great lakes area. The one thing I do know is life is a matter of choices. We can choose to healthy or choose not to be depending on our choices. We really are a direct reflection of the choices we have made up to now. The only way I can help people is if they truly want to be helped. Especially for some of the chronic neurometabolic conditions I see like diabetes, thyroid disorders, fibromyalgia, auto-immune disorders, peripheral neuropathy. These take a major commitment on both parts but have had great success in helping people who want to be helped. Trust me, you want to do everything you can to stay healthy and not develop one of these conditions. The good news is their is hope and I love seeing chronically sick people because I can help them out where they haven’t been helped by others. That is why I’m passionate and excited about the next 25 years.
Until next time, keep moving forward even when you are challenged. We all are everyday. Dr. E
Wow, what a fantastic seminar I was at this weekend down in the cities. It was on energy medicine which is something completely new to me. It was given by premier research labs out of Austin Texas and I was very impressed by how much new proven and tested healing techniques I learned about healing and how you feed the body what it needs it really will heal and work like a charm.
Did you know that you would have to eat 67 peaches today to get the same nutrients from a peach grown back in 1950! So 60 years ago we had much better soil for our crops and our food wasn’t near as processed as it is now. You never saw very many fat people and now look at all the stats of obesity and childhood obesity. Something has to change and it starts with each on of us.
Here is a couple tid bits you can use.
Start drinking out of a glass bottle 1/2 your body weight in ounces a day. If you weigh 150 pounds then I want you to drink 75 ounces. This will clean your kidney, liver, and G.I. tract. If you are dehydrated and most everyone is, their is no way you can have energy.
Stay away from aspartame which is used in diet pops. It is poison for your brain and central nervous system, and kills your pancreas.
Eat like a king at breakfast(protein based)
Eat like a queen at lunch
Eat like a pauper at supper.
Start putting cocunut oil on your skin and eat a teaspoon a day, it’s great source of fats. Remember fats are good for you!! Your brain is basically made of fats. Your brain needs fuel which is the nutrition you give it. You want a good brain put good things in it.
Start getting better and more sleep. I like to test people with an adrenal stress test which shows your 4 cortisol(stress hormone) levels or a 24 hour period of time. Your coritsol levels are suppose to be highest in the morning and lowest at bedtime. Unfortunately for most people they have high cortisol levels at night and can’t sleep or their morning levels are burnt out and low. Melatonin works great but kind of just masks the underlying adrenal dysfunction. Best to have the test done.
I try to get 8 hours of sleep a night. The only time I ever have had a hard time sleeping is when I’m really stressed out, or have overtrained. The body and spirit recover at night. Getting proper sleep is as important or more important than what your nutrition.
Look in the mirror and say out loud “I can be healthy” . Do this 10 times with conviction. Once you feel good about that then move on to saying “I can do what it takes yo be healthy” Say that 10 times 2x daily. Try it and let me know how it goes.
Remember you have to take total responsibility for your health. I then can show and assist you how to get your health back if you have lost it, and help you keep it and improve it once you have it back.
Until next time, great eats, and lots of sleep, and don’t forget to move that body! Dr. E p.s. Forgive anyone and everyone before you go to bed every night. You will sleep better and feel rested in the morning.
I don’t know about you but for me when I procrastinate my life seems not to go on how I have envisioned it.
I’ve always been interested in diet, exercise, how to live and be healthy. Even as a little kid I was thinking about being healthy . Playing all day and playing all night until mom yelled for us to come home and get a bath and get to bed. When you are having fun there is no procrastination it seems. But when we get to be adults and everything else that comes with it it seems one of the things I see all day is a procrastination with health.
Procrastinating with your health is not wise and can have huge detrimental effects on your mind-body. Their is no tomorrow, just right this minute to work on your health. I certainly would love to sleep in m,w, and friday morning but bootcamp at 5:45 am is a great way to start the day. For me it sets the tone for the rest of the day. My energy is better, my mind is sharper, and I feel better connected to the source of all divineness.
Ask your self this, what weighs more in life, the weight of discipline, or the weight of regret?
For me, I sometimes do not like all the things that come with all the hats I wear, but I know that it is my responsibility and being healthy so I can be the best I can for others is necessary.
If you haven’t got your health what do you have? I see people who have lost their health and it isn’t pretty. Thank God I can help most of them but for some it’s to late. This is tragic and in most times can be prevented. I’m 50 now and I been doing a good job of taking care of myself despite 4 knee surgeries, 2 low back disc herniations, multiple other sports injuries have beat me up pretty good. I know I have to really work hard at de-flamming my diet, and walking the talk or else I’ll be like the others that age prematurely and not gracefully. I want to be doing Birkie’s into my 80’s. That will give me 50 of them. IIf it wasn’t for all the injuries when I was younger I would never have gotten in to Chiropractic. It’s awesome being able to help people get their health back if they have lost it and help them keep it once they ‘ve got it back. It’s amazing to see the power of an adjustment on the nervous system and what good living can do for someone.
Lets make May an incredible healthy month. I appreciate all of you and all the referrals. Thank you so much!! Dr. E p.s. Braves baseball is right around the corner. Sounds like Prom was a safe one, that’s great, and congrats to all the seniors, graduation May 18th!!
I think most people think they are pretty healthy. Oh, they may think it’s normal to have headaches, back pain, and sore extremities, or it’s just normal to feel like you are getting old.
I see people daily who have these complaints and many other chronic complaints and I’m telling you it is not normal to wake up with headaches, feel exhausted, and feel like crap and have to get a cup of coffee just to get going.
It’s not normal to have these chronic complaints. What causes them is physical, chemical, and emotional stressors. Basically it is our lifestyle. Can’t blame our genes for everything. If you have some genetic predisposition then you really have to take great care of yourself.
At our clinic this is how I everyone that comes in. Structurally, neurologically and metabolically.
Structurally means their posture, what their x-rays look like, where their joints are malfunctioning, muscles imbalances
Neurologically I’m looking at how the nervous system is functioning. Is the brain balanced between the right and left sides, is the autonomic system(nerves to organs and glands), the nerves to muscles working ok, and what you feel the sensory part of the nervous system is only 10% of the nervous system. Interesting how we base how we feel on only 10% of the nervous system. We forget about the other 90%
Metabolically, do you have an auto-immune condition, do you have blood sugar/adrenal issues, are you anemic, how is your Gastro-intestinal/liver function doing, hormonal imbalances, and fatty acid metabolism. Their are a wide variety of tests that should be done but your doctor is not doing them most likely. I do these and look at all aspects of your health.
If you want to find out why you really feel the way you do then all three of these areas need to be addressed if you want to get your mind body working optimally, not just feeling good.
I’m 50 now and it is so common to see people my age and younger functioning like their 70’s. Don’t buy into the old age, this is normal to feel like this, it is not! I’m still competing and beating people half my age in races. I’ve got a bad knee, bad back, but I still show up and make it happen. If I didn’t take action with my health I’d really feel like crap and probably just give into this is how it is going to be. No way Jose!!
OK, enough of the lecture, take action by stopping the procrastination. Get out and move your body, eat great foods(no gluten please), and great thinking. If you want to know more about the metabolic and neurological testing I do just email me or give me a jingle. It’s really the missing link for chronic health conditions. Until next time, don’t let the rain get you down. Dr. E
There are many things that cause sickness and disease. Obviously physical, chemical, and emotional stressors tax our nervous system, brain, and immune system and can cause our body to adapt towards disharmony and eventually disease. Case in point, I’m just getting over a nasty virus. One of those bad colds that just your whole upper respiratory system. I mean it knocked me down big time. Doesn’t surprise me since I’ve been going pretty hard, running here and there, lots of ball games, early morning workouts, tons of studying and weekend post grad work a couple times a month, just been going to much and whammo, I get sick. The body has a remarkable ability to heal. I created the interference so now I’ve got to promote better healing for myself. So, a little better self care in order for the doctor. Cleaner nutrition, easy starting back with exercise, more rest, a couple adjustments a week(studies show that adjusting improves your immune system 200% over those that don’t get adjusted), and be grateful more often.
School is almost out, the kids are graduating, parties everywhere, and summer is here. Are you happy with your health at this time? Do you feel you could lose a few pounds and be ready to show off that beautiful body of yours this summer? If not, why not? I can assist you with my detox cleanse program. I love this program because it works so well. I’ve had 2 people recently lose 40 and 35 pounds respectively in 2 months time while all their blood markers for glucose have improved tremendously. It’s not just about losing weight, it’s about getting you metabolically healthy. Remember the health breakers are, 1. Auto-immune conditions 2. Blood sugar/adrenal issues 3. Gastro-intestinal/liver issues 4. Anemia issues 5. Hormones, 6 Essential fatty acid metabolism. All of these need to be checked to see where you are at. I do blood work, saliva samples, stool tests, and also food sensitivity testing. Get these working well and watch yourself get better. Now that is cool. Listen, you don’t have to live with chronic sickness. You have to step up to the plate, take charge of your health and let me assist and guide you to a better way of life. Basically with neuro-metabolic work we are re-inventing your life. It’s a lot of hard work but it is great seeing people get better when they had lost hope or were not getting any answers. If you or a loved one is interested in being assessed metabolically just give me a jingle or email me at email@example.com I’d love to check them out. I’m also going to a cancer symposium the end of June where I learn how to take care and support people who are going through cancer. This is something I’m really looking forward to since their are so many ways to support your body naturally to help fight cancer and get your bodymind functioning optimally again. Remember, you are not your diagnosis, and cancer isn’t always a death sentence. You manage it like any other chronic disease.
The one thing I’ve stayed steadfast in over the last 25 years is the body’s amazing ability to heal. My job is to help people get the results they are looking for. With my new found education and training I’m super excited to help people I would never have been able to help before.
This is a big week for high school athletes across the state. Today is regionals for track. Look for Osceola to do good, the golf team plays at Bristol ridge tomorrow, and baseball team starts regionals friday against my alma mater SCF. Go out and cheer these young athletes out. It’s fun!!
Next monday we will be out for Memorial day. Make it a great holiday!!! Dr. E
A common comment I hear from new patients is ” I can’t lose weight even though I’m watching what I eat and am exercising like crazy”. These are the cases I love because I get to dig deep into the cause of the problem. A common cause is an underlying metabolic problem. This can be anything from an adrenal/blood sugar issue, to a Gastro-intestinal /liver issue, to many different causes. Remember, the 5 deal breakers of your health are 1. Do you have an auto-immunity problem? This is where your immune system has gone awry and is attacking it’ s own tissue. An example would be M.S. attacking nervous system tissue, or Hashimoto’s which is an auto-immune thyroid. There are many many different auto-immune diagnoses which is an immune system problem. Deflaming the body is huge with any auto-immune problem. Proper Vit. D. levels are crucial so we need to test for that. Their is no cure for auto-immune problems. I can help you manage this problem by dampening the immune effects by getting you healthier with all your metabolic systems, including blood sugar/adrenal, G.I./liver, any anemia issues, essential fatty acid metabolism, and any hormonal issues. Proper sleep is huge and related to the above deal breakers of your health. If you don’t sleep well your body can’t heal. You may be doing the wrong type of exercise. This needs to be assessed also. Most people think they are eating great when in actuality they are not. I like to put all new metabolic cases on 21 days of the repairvite program which is a great anti-inflammatory diet. It’s gluten, dairy, egg, soy, and yeast free. It’s a clean diet and I’m telling you it will help get your blood sugar normalized, reduce a lot of the trigger’s and get your physiology to start working again. If you, a loved one, or a friend have a metabolic issue like metabolic syndrome, diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, IBS, obesity, then you don’t have to suffer any longer. Email me firstname.lastname@example.org or call me personally 715-294-3100
How about the girls track team winning the 4×100m and setting a state record. Congrats also to Amy Rice Strand for getting second in the 100m and 200m. Look for Amy who has two more years of high school to receive a division one scholarship.
Local golf star Charlie Danielson is playing today and tomorrow at the state golf tournament in Madison. I predict he will win his 2nd state tournament title.
The picture below is myself and Colleen Swanson (OHS class of 1981) and some of her mom’s famous 7up green gluten free jello that was served up at Colleen’s daughter Hope’s graduation party on saturday. She was so kind to bring me some in. I think I first had this back in 1967 at Zion Lutheran church in Farmington.
I ran the 5km race in St.Croix Falls this weekend. There must have been 300 people there including about 40 grade school girls called the sprinting sisters from Osceola. It’s great to see young kids get involved with healthy activities. Congrats to all those who participated. The water was really rushing through the bear trap in St. Croix. I haven’t seen it that high this time of year in year’s.
This is a great time to get outside and enjoy the summer. It’s light out until 9:30 so no excuses about not having time to get some exercise. Remember, you are responsible for your health. If you have made bad choices about your health then get a hold of me and I’ll teach you how to make better choices and optimize your health and your life. Dr. E
Everyday we wake up and we get to choose how we want to live our life. I’ve been trying to lead patients for the past 25 years now and sometimes I feel I’m really influencing people towards better health and well being, and at times I feel like I’m stuck and not making progress with patients. That I think is the ebb and flow of life. We are never always on the high, and never always in the dumbs, but probably some where in between. This past weekend I was at more continuing education on Perimenopause and Andropause Basically this is females who are going through their change of life and guys who are in the same boat and start gaining weight, and growing more boobs than six pack abdominals. A common theme when addressing underlying health issues is to get the patient healthy by changing their physiology naturally versus with a pharmacutical which does not treat the cause of the problem. Estrogen fluctuations can really wreck havoc on the emotions and the body during changes of life. A normal menopause is one where periods start decreasing in intensity and frequency and just stop. When a women loses her pituitary ovarian feedback estrogen changes and problems develop. The brain is dynamic and needs to be addressed with all physiological functions including change of life. There are many other functions that need to be addressed but I’ll save you the labor of the lecture. Treatment wise I would address underlying physiological dysfunctions including brain, any underlying anemias, blood sugar/adrenal issues are huge even if you have a perfect diet of a perfect diet, all the barrier systems must be in check including gut and blood brain barriers. You want to avoid any triggers and decrease your inflammation through out your body. Diet is huge for inflammation. As I have talked many times before you are either creating inflammation or decreasing inflammation by what you eat. I love a gluten and dairy free diet. A great website for deflamming your diet is www.deflame.com Dr. Dave Seamon does a great job at explaining the devastating effects of inflammation and shows the anti-inflammatory diet. When I talk about barrier systems like the gut lining, lung lining, blood brain barrier and skin as barriers and when I talk about triggers, the barrier is a protection fron the triggers or toxic load that we put upon our selves. It’s kind of like a wall that protects us from the outside heat and cold. If we have a hammer and keep pounding on the wall it will eventually breakdown and cause a hole or breech and unwanted stuff comes in. The same with our body. Add toxic loads with poor lifestyle and barrier systems get disrupted and sickness and poor health develops. My job is to find out what your toxic load is, remove the load, and let your body start to heal. Give yourself a good 3-6 months for this to occur. The body takes time to heal.
This weekend I’ll be getting together with all my old buddies that I grew up with on Balsam Lake. We are celebrating our 50th’s together. I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone because we only see each other on occasions it seems like. Life seems to get in the way at times. Boy I had a great group of guys to hang out with. I feel truly blessed to have these people in my lives. Can’t wait until we celebrate our 100th’s together.
Congrats go out to Charlie Danielson for winning his second state title in Golf. Charlie will be attending the University of Illinois which is the golf power in the Big 10. Congrats go out to the Osceola girls track team for a stellar performance in the 4×100 setting a state record while winning first place. Look for Aimee Rice Strand to be state champ the next 2 years in sprinting events.
Just a heads up, I’ll be out of the office on friday the 29th of June. I’ll be attending a 3 day Cancer symposium. You may think what the heck is Edling up to. Well, I’m up to helping as many people as I can possibly help while I’m here on this planet. There are a lot of chronically sick people out there and I’m passionate about learning how to get sick people well again and get their lives back.
Keep cleaning up your diet. If you want to get healthier once and for all just give me a jingle. I’ve got a great weight loss program that has been routinely helped people lose weight, keep it off, and get them healthier.
Until next time, get outside and move that body, it’s summer! Dr. E
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This past weekend I spent celebrating our 50th birthdays with all my good buddies from the class of 1980. It was great seeing everyone and reminiscing and just laughing and having fun. I figure I’m half way done on this earth and I want to leave no stone unturned as I proceed in my own journey as a healer, spouse, parent, coach, athlete. It’s interesting how weight loss comes up where ever you go. It is an emotional, frustrating, and sensitive subject. The bottom line is as we age and our bodies physiology changes a common effect is weight gain. Aging is normal, weight gain is not. Weight gain is an effect of poor maladaptive physiology and poor food choices. You can gain weight and do all the right things, but if you haven’t found out what the cause of the weight gain is then you won’t lose weight long term. Always look to the cause. Are your barrier systems intact? Do you have a gut infection that is asymptomatic but driving inflammation? Are you perimenopausal or in Andropause? Are you on medications? Do you have toxic emotions? Do you have Leaky Gut? Do you have compromised detox pathways? Do you have structural imbalances causing you not to be able to work out like you want? Are you doing the wrong exercise? Are you eating inflammatory foods? Are you exposed to environmental toxins? Do you have food allergies or food sensitivities? These need to be investigated to get at the root cause of why you are gaining weight and not healthy. Everyone is different and each plan of attack is different. The bottom line is to lose weight you must get healthy. The weight loss is the result of your body functioning better. If you are serious about losing the weight once and for all and letting go of what ever has held you back then it’s time.
Time sure flies by when you are having fun and I can’t believe us guys are 50! I remember when my folks were 50 and I thought they were ancient. Every time my son Riley says I’m old then we go out and play a game of one on one hoops and I show him I’ve still got it. I feel really good and can do a lot things better now then when I was in high school. I’m stronger, faster, and actually a little lighter. The only time I don’t do well is if my diet isn’t clean, I don’t get enough sleep, or am over stressed. Taking care of yourself has to be a priority, especially once you get to 50. Chronic sickness and disease can be eliminated. There is noting worse then seeing what poor health does to individuals and families. It can be devastating.
That’s it for this week. We sure have gotten enough rain for a while. We are doing bootcamp outside now at Wild River Fitness so come join us M,W, and Fridays at 5:45.
Just a quick reminder that I will be out of the clinic the last friday of June due to a Cancer symposium I’ll be attending. Go make it a great day, and if you are serious or have a loved one who wants to lose weight and get their health back then give me a jingle or email me email@example.com
You won’t want to do what I did this past 4th weekend. I ran a 5km race up in Siren on the 4th. It was 83 degrees at 8am and had at least that much humidity. It was my best time of the year but it was brutal heat and my body wasn’t quite up to the heat. Remember when it’s hot out to slow the pace down and get your workouts in early before the heat rises. If you have a race then take it easy and don’t expect a personal best.
You want to have CPR training in case you may need to use it. after the race I visited my folks and they are getting up there(mom turns 80 today) so you never know what will happen. My dad was not having a good day and next thing you know he passes out. So had to call 911 and get a bag of IV fluids in him. If you are elderly you really need to hydrate. A good rule of thumb is to drink 1/2 your weight in ounces. So if you weigh 150 pounds drink 75 ounces a day. While I didn’t not have to do CPR, you never know when you may have to use it.
Saturday I went out and did a hard running workout and followed it by walking 9 holes of golf. Riley wanted to go down to the field and run pass patterns and punt the football around. I was tired but I couldn’t pass the opportunity to throw and kick the football around which is my favorite thing to do. Well after throwing about 50 balls and a bunch of punts i knew I would be sore but today I can hardly lift my throwing arm and shoulder. When you start a workout or do something new don’t over do it right away, you will pay the price.
Saturday night went to some friends who put on an incredible fireworks display on Sand Lake. I ate what everyone else did and boy oh boy I can’t cheat on my diet without paying for it. I was bloated and felt I gained 50 pounds overnight. Stick to your diet of eating healthy and don’t inflame yourself like I did. Slip and check in life. Glad to be back on my regular routine this morning.
Do get up and do your workouts if your energy is good in the morning. I love finishing up my workout s before 7am and start working by 7. It’s so much easier than thinking about when am I going to get my workout in during the day.
Do spend as much time with your family as possible. I really appreciate my folks and all the great things they done for me and Mary. I only hope I can be half as good of role models and parents as they were to me. Happy 80th mom!!!!
So that is a few do’s and don’t’s. Live and learn. Two steps forward one step back. Life is a work in progress.
What one thing can you commit to today to improve your health? Take action on that and do not get discouraged if you falter. Get back on it and keep moving forward!!! Dr. E p.s. Homerun derby tonight. Love the All-Star game!!
The Romans in ancient ti mes celebrated the “Dog days of summer ” from July 24th thru August 24th. I just googled dog days of summer and on wikipedia it came out with some fascinating history about the dog days of summer. Well the hot hot humid dog days are here. I’m looking for a brief break with the heat and the humidity this weekend when buddies form high school will be coming over. Grilling in lower humidity is much more fun. remember to drink a ton of water during the dog days and if you are out working out get your workouts done early.
I haven’t put a post out for a couple weeks. I first got really sick, just 4 days of bad flu like symptoms. That is the first time in 20 years I’ve taken time of because of illness. I’m not used to getting sick and can’t imagine people who have chronic sickness. I do not like being dependent on others but it was nice having Mary help me out for a few days. My energy is back and it was so great getting adjusted when I felt so bad. Chiro adjustments are one of the best things you can do when you are sick. They activate your immune system and all your achy joints will feel much better.
I’ve have a weight loss program that is really geared to address the underlying causes of weight gain. Everyone I’ve seen does not eat breakfast. A protein based breakfast is very important to keeping your blood sugars regulated and not adding more stress to your adrenal glands which produce a stress hormone called cortisol. Eating periodically throughout the day is crucial also. This weight loss/health restoration program works great but you have to be completely dedicated to transforming your life. I can show you how, but you have to have the discipline to do exactly what is necessary. For some it’s easy, for others it is a complete change of thought process that must occur because you are eating the wrong foods, wrong times, aren’t exercising, etc. So this program will transform your life. If interested just send me an email back to see if you even qualify for this specialized form of care.
All the high school sports start in 2 weeks. My son Riley is starting his sophomore year in football and he’s been working hard as the other student athletes have with the OHS bigger, faster, stronger program. We didn’t have that when I was in school. We kept in pretty decent shape playing baseball and hoops but I’ll never forget those dog days of summer 2 a days with Coach O’Donnell. I’d be sore sore and would dread those bear crawls and monkey rolls. I still struggle doing those at bootcamp. Those first 2 weeks of high school football are the worst. If you can get through that you can get through anything.
That’s it for this week. Hope you are all well and keep making great choices with your health. The discipline you have now will pay off when you are older. Dr. E p.s. Enjoy the olympics!!
I’m sure most of us have been watching many hours of the London Olympics. Last night I watched the 4×100 swimming and the Women’s team gymnastics and talk about pressure on those athletes. As much as I love the limelight I think I’d prefer a sport that wasn’t so focused on the winning the gold. Jordan Wieber had a decent performance but you can not have any imperfections if you are going to get the gol. I have failures daily and sometimes years of failures until I figure it out. The only way one can improve is putting yourself in the position to improve your self. For example , with my weight loss patients it takes massive action. You’ve got to take full responsibility for where you are in your life, then the diet has to change big time and you have to start moving, and create a whole new paradigm or new way of thinking about your health and your life to have any consistant weight loss to occur. If you really want something you’ve got to be hungry for it. I remember when I practiced hours and hours as a youngster improving my skills as an athlete. I never much thought about my diet back 30 years ago, but now I know how important great nutrition is for fuel for your body mind and how important it is for good recovery after workouts.
Lets talk a moment on movement and your body mind. Watching these athletes compete you can see how incredibly fit they are. They have spent thousands of hours training to become an olympic class athlete. I’ve worked closely with 3 olympic athletes and I’ve got to tell you it’s not glamorous. It’s full dedication, hard work, and there is no money involved unless you are a Michael Phelps. You do it because you love it, the lifestyle, and chasing your dreams. I challenge all of you this week to take some form of action with your body and stres it in a good positive way. For every hour that you watch the olympics take 5 minutes and do a few push ups, sit ups, run up and down your stairs at home a few times, run around the house or back and forth to the mail box. Who cares what the neighbors think, just get out and move that body. I love doing 30 second planks followed by lunges, and some wall squats. I do them during the 3 minute commercial breaks.
Lots of good veggies out there. Farmers are selling them everywhere so go get some and start eating more vegetables. Until next time, Braves baseball gearing up for playoffs. The Braves play tonight on a rare monday night game at 7:30 against the Minneapolis Angels. If you want a break form the olympics the Braves are great outdoor entertainment in famous Oakey park downtown Osceola. NFL football amps are under way. I heard that there was 10,000 people at there practice last saturday. Congrats to the Lamirande family for running in the Packer 5km race last weekend in Green Bay. For all the high school kids who start sports next monday. Be ready to work and give it your all. Dr. E
I hardly slept a wink last night. I think it was because I was so anxious for my son who is starting high school football this morning. I have fond memories of thinking I would never make through those first few weeks of fall camp. I made it and had a nice high school career. I think fear can motivate you to step up and take charge of your life or it can make you want to hibernate and not show your full God given potential. That was my first test in life that Fall of 1977. I look back on it now as being tough but it seems like life gives us many challenges and when life does get challenging fear may set in and when it does just recognize it and just take action to make it an opportunity for growth.
I see people daily who come to me with struggles with their health. Sometimes the first thing I have to do is work on the headspace a bit and change the paradigm of how they see their pain, or weight gain, or whatever symptom they are having as a blessing. They get to be in touch with their body and mind as to why they are out of sync in their life. The big 3 stressors are physical, chemical, and emotional stressors. There are causes for all of our ailments and if your stress level is way to high in one or all three of the mentioned you may be able to adapt for a while but it will catch up with you. I’m not immune to these stressors. Sometimes when I over do it my back acts up, sometimes when I eat bad foods my body doesn’t work like it should, and I know when I’m negative everything goes to pot. If you get in a rut or have a time where your are fearful in life just take some form of action. It likely won’t kill you but will get you closer to your goal. We all want better health, we all want to be prosperous, we all want our families to get along, we all want our kids to be successful. The healthier you are the more likely you’ve been able to manage your stress levels and not be paralyzed by fear. The one thing that paralyzes me with fear is a 3 foot putt while golfing. God, I can hit a 300 yard drive and then I get thinking about what type of putt I will have. When I was younger I had no fear on the golf course. Every putt seemed to just drop. I’ve got to let go of fear of failure on the golf course and embrace the what if I make it attitude.
Here is what’s going on at Edling Chiropractic. Our summer weight loss drive has been going great! Many are losing weight and inches with our program and getting in the best shape in a long time. Why wait to get healthier, take action today. You can’t get healthier sitting on the computer all day. Get out and get in shape. Your brain will work better, you will lose some weight, get stronger, won’t be as fatigued and see less of me.
I’ve been seeing a lot of peripheral neuropathy patients lately and this is not a problem you want. It’s when you have numbness, tingling, burning sensation in your feet or hands or both. Quite commonly it is due to compressed nerves from bad chronic backs, or people with chronic blood sugar issues. These can be tough cases but I am getting great results. The big thing you have to do at home if you have this problem is you have to go gluten free to start. If you know someone who has this problem let them know I can help them. OK, make it a great day. Dr. E p.s. The picture above is one while I was a counselor at UWRF kickers camp. The two other guys are Jon Pergande from Green Bay who punted at Yale, and Rob Teske also of Green Bay.
A patient asked me the other day what are the top 5 things they could do for their health if they don’t have any symptoms, just wanted to improve on their health. The first thing I said was she must be doing pretty good because most people are on some form of medication for a lifestyle type of condition like statin drugs for high cholesterol, blood pressure meds, prilosec for ant-acid, and a list of things I could go on and on. Here is my list, short and simple, and incredibly beneficial.
1. Get adjusted to keep your spine align and keep the neurology of your body-mind working optimally. I see bad degenerative spines all day long and trust me, you don’t want to go there.
2. Clean diet. I tell everyone to go gluten free. Grains are inflammatory to your body. You want to deflame your body by eating much more veggies. No breads, pastas, cut the dairy while you are at it. Your aches and pains will diminish and you will lose weight big time if needed.
3. Move your body. Combine strength training with aerobic activities. I’m 50 and I’ve cut back on the endurance and do fat busting resistance body weight exercises and I’m telling you 12 minutes of those 3x week is a hell of a great workout.
4. Keep your mind body functioning optimally by getting adjusted on a regular basis. If you do the above the adjustments really pay off. We all have stress and a great de-stressor is an adjustment.
5. Count your blessings. Be thankful and grateful knowing how blessed we all are everyday. Also, get on a good fish oil. We have some great fih oils at our clinic. Everyone needs these essential fatty acids. Your brain is made up of fat and you better be getting this form of fat in your diet.
The Osceola football team had their first scrimmage and they looked pretty good. We will find out friday night when they play my alma mater. Kids are getting dinged up this time of year and adjustments are great for recovery. The volleyball team looks good. The new coach is working them hard. Look for the Chieftains to have a great year. The cross country, tennis, girls golf and boys soccer are looking good. Get out and support these kids.
Congrats to the Osceola Braves for an outstanding and entertaining year. Although they didn’t win at state they can be proud of themselves. Having the Braves here is a great family and community event . Thanks for a great year.
We are having great results with our weight loss and peripheral neuropathy patients. Ok, school is right around the corner. The MN state fair starts this week, and football games start this fridy. It doesn’t get much better than that. Until next time, be disciplined and follow my top 5 above and you will be heading towards optimal health! Dr. E
What an incredible nice weekend it was in the beautiful upper St. Croix Valley. The Chiefs got their first football win in 2 years over arch rival and my alma mater St. Croix Falls. It was a hot night for the boys but they survived it well. It’s suppose to be 90 degrees for this weeks game so you boys better start hydrating now.
A patient asked me today what’s the best time to workout? I told them it is an individual thing but for me I train early in the morning at 5:45 until 6:30. 45 minutes of bodyweight exercises m,w,f. at Wild River Fitness. Roller skiing starts this week so 60 minutes on tuesday and 60 on thursday. Weekend one of the two days I’ll workout and one day a week of doing nothing but active recovery. Your energy levels should be highest in the morning as your cortisol levels are highest in the morning and lowest in the evening. There is nothing better than getting your workouts done and not thinking about them during your work day and then in the evening you are to tired to workout and you skip it and beat yourself up.
You can do great workouts and if your nutrition is poor then you are not serving yourself like you should. You have to eat well to get the nutrition in to your cells for proper blood sugar control and for energy systems to work properly. The number one killer of your mind body is poor blood sugar control. If it’s to high or to low you are never going to be healthy or have energy to workout.
I start all neuro-metabolic patients on the repairvite diet which is a gluten,egg, soy, dairy, yeast free diet. We remove antigens to your body and get your gut and body to start healing. If you have high blood sugar then we start with a 3 day lime aid fast. You may be reading this and think I can do that on my own? This is where my clinical expertise becomes valuable. Some patients can do it on their own but most can’t or else they would not be in this position. This works great for changing your metabolism and deflaming your mind body and gets you on the right track to good health.
Don’t forget about good old fashioned structural care. There is nothing like a good adjustment to stimulate the receptors to influence you neurologically and help your brain connect to the rest of the body parts.
Here is what’s coming next, now that you know you have to eat, move, and think your way to good health I’m going to show you what the repairvite diet looks like. Stay tuned for more great info that will change your life if you take action!
Until next time, if I don’t see you before Labor day have a great Labor day weekend and remember we won’t be open next Monday.
p.s. Former OHS student athlete Lincoln Howard is making his debut for the Northern Illinois football team this saturday at Soldier field in Chicago against the Big 10 Iowa Hawkeyes. I’ll be there for the game.
School is in session starting today for Osceola school district and most schools around the country. For me this seems to mark the end of summer and the start of fall. I always seem to have more discipline in my life when school starts for the kids. This is a great time to step up your health plan if you have one and bring it to another level. The young kids have to step up and do their homework, get the grades, play sports, and are held accountable. Why not us? You have to h old yourself accountable for your own health. If you are not happy with your health hire me and lets get it going. You can’t do anything about the past but you can do something today to jump start your health.
Get your workouts in early in the day while your energy is good. Eat a protein based breakfast. Eat gluten free. Eat tons of veggies, and some stone fruits and meat if you like. Think positive even if things aren’t going your ways. It will turn around. Hang around with like minded individuals.
September is a great month to get outside and workout. It’s warm today but it’s a great outdoor activity month. The hunters will be out getting lots o f exercise, their is 5 and 10km races every weekend in the area. This saturday is the Osceola race which starts at 8am. It’s so much fun just getting out and participating, meeting people and getting out of your comfort zone.
How about the OHS football team. 2-0 to start the season. This friday night at Amery. Lets make it 3-0.
Riley and I took off friday night after the football game for Chicago to attend the Iowa-Northern Illinois football game. Lincoln Howard a recent grad of OHS plays for Northern Illinois and we wanted to be there to support him for his first college game. What a great atmosphere at Soldier field in downtown Chicago on lake Michigan. An incredible gamei t was. NIU lost it 18-17 in the last 2 minutes of the game. Look for NIU to win the MAc conference this year and head to a good bowl game. What I love about those Mac(Mid American Conference) teams are that they are hungry. They are overlooked by the Big 10 teams and play with a chip on their shoulder. They have great coaches in this league. I was very impressed with the NIU football coaches. They play to win. They want to play the best teams. They don’t schedule cupcakes like some Big 10 teams do including my alma mater who plays New Hampshire.
We stayed in Dekalb saturday night and took Lincoln out for dinner. The campus is very nice and the dorms are brand new state of the art. What a great place to go to college. Riley now wants to go there. Look fo rLincoln to be starting by his junior year. We brought the ARP machine down to work on Lincolns hip and he felt incredible after a 20 minute ARP session. ARP is state of the art technology for acute and chronic neuromuscloskeletal injuries.
OK, it’s a hot day today but get out there and even if it’s 10 minutes get some sun on your face and enjoy these last warm days of summer. I’ll be back in 7am Wednesday morning. Dr. E p.s. I bought a new camera and took some great pics of the game and Lincoln and NIU campus and football facilities and forgot to put the memory card in it! I’ll have to get some from Rileys camera and post.
What an incredible busy weekend for us Osceola natives. Wheels and Wings looked like a huge success. I’ve never seen so many old cars coming from the cities as I was driving to go to the Gophers game. Coming back from the game the traffic was backed up on 243 to the bridge. I bet there was 20,000 people visiting Osceola this weekend. It was great to see the Osceola middle and High school bands perform. They did a tremendous job. The routine the high school band did was awesome!! They should be very proud of themselves. It was great to see everyone in such a festive mood this weekend. Local days are when everyone comes out of the woodwork. Pretty soon winter will be here and you hardly see anybody. Congrats to all the organizers and volunteers who put on Wheels and Wings. For those of you who are not local put the first weekend after Labor day on your calendar for a great time at wheels and wings.
It was home opener for the Gopher this weekend and I’ve got to be honest with you, I wish they played tougher competition than the likes of New Hampshire. New Hampshire was totally out matched and as a fan I like games where it is competitive. As a former player it was so cool to play USC who was number 2 in the country and had players like Ronnie Lott, Marcus Allen, and Rams head coach Jeff Fischer . I feel the tougher the competition the more prepared you are to compete. It was a gorgeous day at the TCF stadium and the fans were having a lot of fun with all the scoring. The Big 10 took a beting this past weekend with 6 teams losing. At least they played tougher competition. The Badgers really had a tough go of it. They fired their offensive line coach I heard. Lets see how it all plays out for you Big 10 fans.
On the healthier side of things I’ve added a weight loss program to our care programs and people are having very good success. It is not a quick fix, but rather a way of changing the physiology of your body by removing your toxic load and and getting your barrier systems to work for you and not against you. You have 4 major barrier systems. The skin, lungs, intestinal, and blood brain barrier. They act as a barrier to protect you from toxins. There re millions of toxins that overload our barriers and can break them down over time. Do you know what your toxic load is? Here are some common ones. Food allergy, medication interactions, intestinal pathogens, hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiency, structural imbalances, environmental toxins, leaky gut, compromised detox systems. When you get a toxic load it is like a a hammer hitting a wall. You keep hitting the hammer on the wall and it will eventually breakdown and have a hole in it where things that should not get inside are now able to get in. The same with our body. Wouldn’t it make sense to remove the toxic load and get your body to start healing. Remember 80% of your immune system lies in your gut. If you have bad gut function you will have poor health.
OK, I’m having a weight loss class this wednesday night from 6:30-7:30 pm at my clinic. If you want to learn more about how to get the weight off and keep it off once and for all then this is for you. I’m looking for people who are serious about making a change in their health. You will lose weight on this program. Call me 715-294-3100 or email me back if you want a seat. I have room for 8 people, that’s it.
Make it a great week, it’s going to be 90 tomorrow! Dr. E p.s. Watch out for Osceola football and Volleyball teams, undefeated in conference.
It was another incredible weather weekend. I with it stayed like this all year. Also, a great football wekend. I was busy friday , saturday, and sunday doing football games with Riley and his buddies. We also got Connor his first car. It’s a 1992 Lexus LS 400 and it’s got a ton of miles on it but rides great and is in mint condition. He’s very happy but knows if he doesn’t get B’s in school that means no keys. I sure hope he takes better care of his care than I do. I’ve been good about taking care of the caddy but the aurora I just kind of let it go after 150,000. Here is Connor and his proud new old car.
This is the one thing you must do if you are going to lose weight. You must have a protein based breakfast to start your day. That means within 30 minutes of rising in the morning you need to fuel your body. I recommend protein to be the base of your morning breakfast. Eggs if you are not sensitive to them, meat, chicken, fish are great sources of protein. I love to add veggies since they are packed full of anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins. No cereal, milk, or any junk food like donuts. Basically you can eat the same meals 3x a day then snack between meals with a little stone fruit or berries, nuts and seeds. This will help regulate your blood sugar and keep your adrenals from being even more stressed. If you want to jump start your metabolism don’t skip meals, and keep your food more protein based and add a ton of veggies and you will be on your way. Add some resistance type of exercises such as body weight exercises and watch your body change. If you have a goal of losing weight, lets say for example you want to lose 50 pounds I’d prefer you to lose 1 pound a week for a year instead of a quick loss of weight and then plateau.
Did you get your exercise in today? I posted that statement on facebook a few weeks ago and got a ton of responses. Many of you are doing your workouts. I’m telling you, you do not have to do tons of cardio to burn fat and get in great shape. Body weight exercises such as bootcamp which I do every m,w,f, at Wild River Fitness is an incredible 45 minute workout. Come join me. You’ll have to get up early though because it starts at 5:45am.
The Chieftains are 4-0 in football. Watch out Durand on friday night. How about those Gophers being 3-0. Their first big test of the year comes up this Saturday home against the Syracuse Orangemen. The Badgers are struggling. They should have lost that game against Utah State. Come on Big 10, you have a reputation to defend.
Until next time, eat a protein based breakfast, get some weight bearing resistance exercises, and count your blessings. Dr. E
It was another fantastic weekend of football. The Chiefs had a tough loss but now must move on and beat Ellsworth for Homecoming. The Gophers are 4-0. What fun Mary and I had at the game. it was her first trip to the TCF stadium. The Gophers play Iowa this saturday and they should beat Iowa who lost to another MAC team. This could be their year. The Big 10 is way down. Bucky has a big game at Nebraska this weekend. Will the real Bucky show up?
Check out the picture below of SKOGMOS. It was in downtown Durand. I could not believe it. We had a SKOGMOS in St. Croix Falls when I was growing up. WOW, it was like walking back 40 years for me.
I’m sure you heard about the obesity study that came out saying by 2030 half of all kids will be obese. GMO foods are a part of the culprit. You should never eat a genetically modified food. It’s poison for your body. Look at year books from 30, 50 years ago and look at todays. Just the head shots today you can see inflammation which is going to cause premature cardiovascular disease and cancer in our kids. You can start doing this one thing better at home and that is to eat better. Start with the anti-inflammatory diet I’ve discussed in detail on this blog. Start getting more movement, and keep positive even when times may be tough.
Gluten and dairy free is something I promote heavily in my practice. Give it a shot, it’s not that bad. Many G.I. and even more neurological disorders can be traced back to food sensitivities, intolerance or allergies to food. Doesn’t it make sense to remove things that may be harmful to your body? I love testing people to find out if they have immune reactions to foods. If they are sensitive and an antibody is being produced then we eliminate the food forever. Some of the DNA testing is pricey but it’s great to know exactly what you can or can’t eat.
The political season is upon us and the ads are nasty as ever. I only thing you hear of from politicians regarding health is health insurance and medicare policies. You better take great care of yourself because if you have the belief that someone or something else like government or insurance is going to solve your health care problem you are gravely mistaken. What yo eat, how you move, and your attitude are going to determine whether you rise and take off or crash and have poor and poorer health. Start making better choices right now today to ensure optimal health and well being for your future.
I’ve been visiting my dad pretty much daily in CCH here in Osceola. The gals that work there do a wonderful job with these residents. It’s a tough go seeing loved ones struggle to have some form of quality and dignity with their life. Thank God their is a place like CCH which is an incredible facility right here in Osceola.
Ok, that’s it for today. Big game for the Packers tonight. I look for Russell Wilson to give the Packers defense all they can handle. Until next time, continue doing your best to take the greatest care of yourself possible. Dr. E p.s. Good friend and neighbor Pete Ward of Pete’s Polar Meats on highway 8 just east of St. Croix Falls just did their ground breaking for their store a few weeks ago. You can order right now non GMO meat and sea food from Pete. Check out their website www.polarpeteswi.com
The more I do what my heart and gut says the better my life seems to be. Follow your heart, trust your gut and watch out world, here you come. That could be it for the blog but lets dive into living life to the max.
Friday night there was a bunch of homecoming games in the area. What fun it is to see kids playing football, the band having a great time and performing well, and everyone dressed up in school spirit. Check out the pic below of Connor and Tommy, our tuba players. Oh, nad don’t forget about the dance. How they play the football game and then dance hard is pretty impressive. These kids play to the max, and are a great example for us adults to let go and have fun!
The kids played a great game and hung on and won 14-7. Now on to arch rival New Richmond followed by # in the state Sommerset. We have to play better if we are to beat these teams. Simple as that. we’ve qualified for the playoffs so pretty successful season. Lets keep it going Chiefs!!
A big hats off to Casey Danielson who was playing in the junior Ryder Cup this past week. This is a big deal in the golf world. Look for Casey to have an outstanding career as she takes her talents to Stanford next year, and I bet she will be on LPGA someday. She is Osceola’s most famous person. Congrats Casey, you make Osceola proud of you. Very tough watching the americans lose in dramatic fashion to the europeans. Very tough watching the Gophers and Badgers lose also.
A couple of other things I;ve been commenting on and that is to get your workouts in and get them done when your energy is high. I love to get them done early in the morning. Get in, work hard, get out. I roller ski early on saturday mornings so I can get to Gopher games or watch college football. It’s my passion but I always make sure to get the workout in first. If I don’t, it isn’t going to happen. Eating good is invaluable to your health. 2/3rd’s of everything I eat is veggies. If you go to our house you will see a ton of veggies on the kitchen counter. It’s going to be challenging to get good veggies in the winter so I’m starting to freeze them now. For years I would get weekly fall squash from Frances and Mildred Handrahan. They were great friends and patients of mine. frances died a few months ago at age 99, and Mildred a few weeks ago at 92. Going to miss them and all the great squash.
Keep living the best life you possibly can. Being healthy takes work. I work hard to be healthy. It’s not just good genes. You have to want to be healthy and have to work at it. I’m here to inspire you to take action. Today go out and live your life to the max. If you haven’t got your health what do you have. You have to take full responsibility for your health. Until next time, cheer our youth on, and play like a kid. Dr. E
Another busy weekend it was for me. It started out with the Osceola Chieftains going down to Somerset and taking it on the chin even though they moved the ball well you just can’t have the turnovers. Then saturday was the Gopher homecoming. There was a cold drizzle in the air that turned into a cold hard rain in the 3rd quarter and I was loving it until I started getting chilled. I really didn’t mind since I’ll take outdoor football any day or that darn dome. It was great to have some weather conditions for the first time in 30 years. I can’t wait until we get a snow game!
The Gophers also took it on the chin this weekend. Those pesky Northwestern Wildcats came in to town and took it to the Gophs. The Gophs had early turnovers that the Cats took advantage of. It was a fun day and great seeing hte fans having fun. It’s great having football on campus. We need to pack the house! Check out the pics below from homecoming.
2 weekends ago I attended a 20 hour workshop on mastering the thyroid. It was a very intensive 20 hours and I learned a lot about how to successfully conservatively manage people who have thyroid problems. Did you know that every cell in your body has thyroid receptors that have influence upon the function of your body. The thyroid interacts with your liver, galbladder, G.I. tract, Brain, Cardiovascular system, Bone metabolism, Hormones, Blood sugar regulation, Red blood cell metabolism, protein metabolism, lipid and cholesterol metabolism to name a few.
On of the lab tests that I check everyone with is thyroid antibodies TPO and TBG. If you are positive for these antibodies you have a auto-immune condition called Hashimoto’s which is when your immune system starts attacking the the thyroid cells. Medication may help decrease the thyroid from swelling but you need to address the underlying immune condition. This is where the strategies I have learned can help immensly for all autoimmune conditions.
It’s really important to have good gut function for your overall health and well-being. If you have an autoimmune condition you better get the gut working well. 80% of your immune system lies in your gut. The gut can also effect the brain. If you have a leaky gut you probably have a leaky brain.. It’s not old age it’s bad brain fucntion that can be prevented in many cases. One food you will want to always stay away from is Gluten. Gluten if you have read previous posts is inflammatory and antigenic which makes like posion if you are sensitive for it. The best way to tell if you are sensitive is to test it which we do at our clinic. If you or a loved one have a throid condition and still have symptoms when your lab tests are normal then get a hold of me to see how I can help them function better.You don’t have to waste another day feeling lousy because you are trapped in outdated standards of health care.
The Chieftains travel 3 and 1/2 hours to Moisenee this upcoming saturday. This should be a great game. Good luck to all OHS athletic teams as they head into tournaments!! Cheer those kids on.
Until next time. Buckle down with your discipline with eating, moving,and thinking. You can do it!!
4 simple words you can say everyday, I’m getting healthier everyday. Taking action on this belief system will propel you to better health and well being. End of this weeks column. Not so fast.
I’ve got to tell you about this incredible roadtrip weekend to watch the Osceola Chieftains playoff overtime victory over the Mosinee team. The weekend started with the parents putting on a steak night for the kids friday night. A big thanks goes out to Pete’s Polar Meats for supplying the steaks and Lisa Ericlson cooking them. The next morning the parents put on a great breakfast for the kids. Thanks to all the moms for donating everything for the breakfast. Then it was off to Mosinee. 4 hours on the bus for the kids and they were still excited to play. The field was very muddy but our defense played incredible. They bent but did not break. It was a hard hitting game and neither team deserved to lose. We had one stand after another and held them to a fieldgoal. Our best drive of the day on offense was in overtime. 3 plays and game over! Bryce Byl and the seniors really stepped up. Mike Skiba played a great game for playing on one leg. He had a nasty ankle sprain and hadn’t practiced. We did everything we could to get him ready to have a chance at playing and he did. Austin Anderson had a great interception near the end of the game. Everyone played well. We are going to have to play better on offense if we are going to beat Medford. Our kids can do it. Come out and cheer these kids on saturday 4pm here in Osceola. Great job coaches inspiring and keeping the kids focused. All that hard work is paying off!!
Congrats goes out to the Osceola girls volleyball team for an outstanding year. Although they got beat in regionals the other night they were co conference champs. A big way to go. Watch out fo rnext year becasue they have everyone returning. Good luck to our two runners Mackenzie Fortier and Mickey Gearin.
Back to you getting healthier each and everyday. You have to first believe that you can be healthier and that you can take the steps it takes to be healthy. We weren’t born to put toxic foods or meds in our bodies for poor lifestyle choices. Start moving more by getting exercise every day. Just move that body. You will rust out if you don’t! Eat more raw whole foods. More vegetables everyone. Squash is in right now and it is really great. It’s got to be one of my favorite foods on cold october days. Be positive. This can be challenging in the face of adversity. Hang in htere and keep moving forward each and everyday. I believe in you!! Dr. E
This past Saturday the Osceola Chieftains played their hearts out in a tough loss to the Medford team. The kids took the loss tough but you know when you give it your all there is nothing to feel bad about. Tears were flowing by everyone after the game. It hurts to lose when you give it your all. The parents were incredibly supportive and came together as one for the team. This is a season that will not be forgotten. You can read all about my impressions of this years season in this weeks upcoming Valley Wire. It sure was fun helping keep these athletes healthy so they could play, and getting to know these kids is memorable.
I’m glad I’m not out east dealing with the hurricane issues. I’ve got a lot of friends out there and they are hunkered down and it sounds like the big one is really here. I remember the Halloween storm of 1991. That was the worst storm I’ve ever seen. I was snowed in for 3 days. The only way I could get around was on my cross country ski’s breaking trail. That was so much fun.
Here is a quick little summary for you as to some of the benefits you can recieve here at Edling Chiropractic.
1. Metabolic work for people who suffer form autoimmune conditions, fibromyalgia, diabetes, thyroid conditions, peripheral neuropathy, and a host of other metabolic condtions. I use lab testing along with specific nutrtional supplementation and diet that works wonders at getting your body to start healing itself. You don’t have to suffer any longer. We are having great success for witht these chronic conditions. You will not get better until you address underlying metabolism and start decreasing your toxic load in life.
2. Along with the metabolic side I’ve been studying my tail off doing functional neurology work. Basically this is to get the brain working at it’s best. If you have a metabolic conditon you also likely have a brain issue. Slowing down the degenerative process that our brain goes through is crucial for a healthy life. People with balance disorders, dizziness, migraines, disc problems, numbness, MS, tremors, RLS, insomnia, and a host of other neurologic dysfunctions can be helped immensly with specific neuro work to get your brain balanced and fucntioning like it should. Decreased function of your Central Nervous System will manifest itself in 4 ways. Abnormal movement, abnormal mental fucntion, abnormal sensory, and abnormal body contour. I see people everyday who can’t remember well, can’t sleep well, have numbness, tingling,pain, have balance problems, senses are off, and posture is terrible. These people can be helped. You have to address the brain. I find where the problem is and use adjustments and exercise to fix it.
3. Structural work. This is your traditional hands on Chiropractic adjusting. I find the area of your spine or extremity and adjust it to get the proper motion back in it. This effects you neurologically and structurally your body will move better and be able to adapt to the physical stresses better.
4. Non surgical spinal decompression. This works great if you have bulging or herniated discs, spinal stenosis, headaches, sciatica. I wish I would have had this when I went through my disc herniation. This is a life saver for many who suffer with back and neck pain.
5. Cold laser. I use this for all my aches and pains, and use it with a lot of my athletes and patients for various neuromuscloskeletal problems. I love it and so do my patients.
I put your case together and go over my best reccommendations for you. There is hope!!!!! Until next time, give it your all and if you or a loved one suffer with health challenge give me a jingle and lets get you back living life again. Dr. E p.s. Did you know that I am a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. I’ve been working with athletes for 25 years and as an athlete I know how important having Chiropractic care is to keeping you playing and preventing many injuries.
P.S.P.S. Big push for weight loss starting next week. This is the last one for 2012. Why wait until the first of the year.