Your Why

I had a patient come in yesterday who is on a weight loss journey.  She has been very successful up to this point, but she informed me that the last 3 weeks has been a struggle.  She had been very excited 3 weeks ago because she suddenly became not hungry anymore.  She was eating extremely little during the day and her family members became very worried.  They threatened to take her to the hospital.  That was a wake up call!  

Luckily, she identified that she was stepping into the world of “disordered eating”, and she immediately made the necessary changes.  We discussed the fact that her “why” had strayed from “gaining health” to “losing weight”.  We re-established her “why” and she recommitted to making the necessary lifestyle choices to gain her health back.

What’s your why?  You may have many “whys” in your life – in your work, in your family, in your faith – identify your whys and make sure they are congruent with your beliefs.  If your why is to make a lot of money so you can retire and enjoy life, what happens if you sacrifice your relationships with friends and family and end up spending your retirement alone?  Or worse yet, what if you sacrifice your health and end up dying prematurely, leaving your friends and family alone? 

Find your why and live life accordingly – you only get one shot at it, so make it count!

Your Little Finger

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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