Staying Right Side Up in an Upside Down World

In the wake of the recent tragic shooting in Aurora, I feel compelled to write a bit about craziness in the world.  It has been released, as it has been with all the shootings in my short-term memory, that the shooter was on prescription mind-altering medications.  This incident is not about gun control laws, politics, religion, violent movies, video games or bad parenting.  This is about mental health.  It’s not about access to mental health services, the need for free or reduced fee medications or any of that – it’s about keeping your head on straight.  This is the only way I know of to keep yourself right side up in an upside down world.

Depression and anxiety are not caused by brain chemical imbalances.  No literature supports this theory.  Multiple recent studies have shown that antidepressants are no better and, in most cases, worse than placebo.  Depression and anxiety are a response to stressors in the environment that the nervous system cannot process effectively.  The body goes into a protected/guarded state and begins to withdraw.  This creates fear.  Depression is fear of the past and anxiety is fear of the future.

Chiropractic care helps “get your head on straight”.  By removing interference from the nervous system and making it more adaptable to stress, the nervous system learns to process things more effectively and efficiently and the body can find it’s way out of the protected/guarded state and express it’s full potential.



1. The nervous system is the master control system of the human body
2. The human body is self-healing and self-regulating

Therefore, anything that interferes with the nervous system’s control of the human body MUST NECESSARILY interfere with the body’s ability to heal and self-regulate.

It’s as simple as that.

If you want to express 100% health, you MUST have 100% function. In order to have 100% function, your nervous system must be clear.

See a chiropractor – that’s what we do.

Doing Things Right

Doing things right is extremely important.  If you’re always doing things wrong, life is hard.  It’s harder however, if you’re always doing the wrong things.

I listened to a 40 minute discussion on talk radio yesterday between the local radio personality and a physician, the topic being the problems with health care.  Their discussion centered around efficiency and rapidity of data entry, patient transport and procedures.  They showed some reduction in patient death with nurses in charge of the care.  That’s great!  

How many more lives could be saved, however, if rather than focusing on doing things right, we instead focused on doing the right things?  The only way to reform the health care system and save health care dollars is by making people healthier, not by giving them access to more drugs and surgery.  What about healthy eating, exercise and sunshine?  Moore’s Cancer Institute at UC San Diego estimates that we could see a 75% reduction in cancer deaths in ONE YEAR if we optimized vitamin D levels of all Americans!  Walking 30 minutes a day results in a 20-30% reduction in death from ALL CAUSES! (the reduction is greater with increased intensity and duration of exercise)  That means cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stroke – you name it – exercise reduces your risk of dying from it!

Rather than focusing on trying to do things right – managing disease and it’s symptoms with the “latest and greatest” drugs and surgical procedures (of which, less than 20% are based on proven science), why not do the right things and trust the wisdom and intelligence of the human body, feed it the fuel it needs, give it the movement it requires and, of course, keep the spine and nervous system strong and clear of interference and watch the sickest species on the planet transform into the healthiest in a single generation!

Drug Deficiencies

Are headaches caused by a Tylenol deficiency?

High cholesterol caused by a Lipitor deficiency?

High blood pressure caused by a Lisinopril deficiency?

Overactive bladder caused by a Detrol deficiency?

Restless Leg Syndrome caused by a Mirapex deficiency?

Heartburn caused by a Prilosec deficiency? (for that matter, is heartburn due to too much acid, or not enough?)

To look at the intricacies of the human body and think that it is a lack of something from the outside that causes disease and it’s symptoms is insulting to the innate intellgence of the body and the wisdom of the creator.  It’s your lifestyle that’s making you sick, not your genes.

The Healing Power Within You

If you are in pain or suffering from a health problem this holiday season, then the greatest gift you can receive is to discover and release the healing power within you. This healing power is the same vitalistic energy that grew you from one cell at the moment of conception to over 80 quadrillion cells that are perfectly placed, organized and orchestrated in you as an adult.


Chiropractic works with this innate healing power, your Innate Intelligence, to help you recover quickly from injuries and enjoy the quality lifestyle you deserve throughout your life.

How does this happen?

Your nervous system is the master control system of your body and healing energy flows over this network. With over 45 miles of nerves delivering over 3 million messages per second between your brain and every one of your cells, this pathway between your brain and body must be healthy for you to function properly.  This pathway must also be clear for you to heal if you have been injured or you are sick.

Unfortunately, this communication pathway can experience interference. Nerve Interference that occurs in the spine is called a vertebral subluxation. Research out of theUniversityofColoradohas shown that the weight of a dime can reduce nerve transmission. “Only five to ten millimeters of pressure can interfere with the nutrition of a nerve, starving it of nutrients,” reports the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. “Deterioration can occur within two weeks,” according to Dr. Videman’s research out of Finland.

Lifestyle Interference results from poor health habits such as overeating, poor nutrition, excessive drinking, taking prescription or non-prescription drugs, or sitting too much. Environmental Interference can be caused by toxicity from air, food, water, or chemicals, as well as accidents or natural disasters. All three types of interference can cause pressure in your spine and nervous system and affect your health on every level.

Rather than releasing the healing power within them, too many people treat their symptoms with over the counter and prescription drugs while the underlying cause, the interference, remains in their system and accumulates damage for decades. This has short and long term consequences.

The great thing is that as long as you are alive and breathing, and there is life flowing over your nervous system, this healing power stays within you, just waiting for you to get the interference out of the way. When you do, it goes to work and does its job! With consistency, not only can your body heal to the point where you feel better, your health can stabilize and your body can also regenerate.

How many holidays have you or your loved ones spent where you are waiting, hoping and praying for health problems to go away.  Rather than receive another superficial gift and continue to suffer, why not ask your family and friends to deliver a gift that releases the healing power within you?  Better yet, take responsibility and give that healthy gift to yourself.

Everyone deserves to be healthy and express their full potential from the time they are born through their last breath of life. This includes you. Release the healing power within you and make this holiday season the one you remember for a lifetime.




Dr. Erik

Your Little Finger


I am absolutely amazed at the wisdom of God.  The same power that keeps the planets in orbit, the galaxies in their places and the universe organized is the same as the power that keeps the electrons in place around each atom of each molecule of each cell in your little finger and your entire body.  

B.J Palmer, in a short essay on chiropractic put it this way:


We chiropractors work with the subtle substance of the soul. We release the prisoned impulses, a tiny rivulet of force, that emanates from the mind and flows over the nerves to the cells and stirs them to life. We deal with the magic power that transforms common food into living, loving, thinking clay; that robes the earth with beauty, and hues and scents the flowers with the glory of the air.


In the dim, dark distant long ago, when the sun first bowed to the morning star, this power spoke and there was life, it quickened the slime of the sea and the dust of the earth and drove the cell to union with its fellows in countless living forms. Through eons of time it finned the fish and winged the bird and fanged the beast. Endlessly it worked, evolving its forms until it produced the crowning glory of them all. With tireless energy it blows the bubble of each individual life and then silently, relentlessly dissolves the form and absorbs the spirit into itself again.


And yet you ask “Can chiropractic cure appendicitis or the flu?” Have you more faith in a knife or a spoonful of medicine than in the power that animates the living world?


Be Great!

Dr. Erik



There’s nothing more beautiful than a happy, healthy child.  They just exude peace, joy and harmony.  Children innately know how to live – something most adults have forgotten due to the stresses of life that accumulate over years and decades.   

Wouldn’t it be great to allow our children to NEVER FORGET how to really live?  To never succumb and surrender to the stresses of life that begin the slow decline to mediocre health? 

Health and life are inborn – INNATE – to the human body.  These properties are transmitted throughout the human body over the nervous system.  When the nervous system is unhindered and free from interference, health and life are expressed fully.   

When there are distortions – injuries – SUBLUXATIONS – in the spine and nervous system causing interference to the communication over the nervous system, health and life are NOT expressed fully and we enter into a state of DIS-EASE. 

 This dis-eased state leads to tissue breakdown, disease, symptoms and eventual cessation of body processes (death) 

The NERVOUS SYSTEM is where LIFE and HEALTH originate from.   

Why wait for subluxations to rob children of the life and health they were born to express?  Why wait for them to complain about headaches, stomach aches, ear infections, constipation, asthma or anything else?  Why give them toxic pharmaceuticals to treat symptoms?  Are headaches a symptom of Tylenol deficiency?  

Get them CHECKED!   

If I knew the TRUTH about chiropractic care when I was a child, I would have dragged my parents down the street by their ears and demanded to be checked!


‘Nuff Said


Dr. Erik