Power of Acknowledgement

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This image (when viewed in full size, 1000 pixels wide) contains 1 million pixels, each of a different color. The human eye can distinguish about 10 million different colors. Judd, Deane B. Wyszecki, Günter (1975). Color in Business, Science and Industry . Wiley Series in Pure and Applied Optics (3rd ed.). New York : Wiley-Interscience. p. 388. ISBN 0471452122. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We as human beings often do not acknowledge stress as if it will acknowledge something that is wrong with us or that we are lesser now that we have acknowledged it. This is not only an insecure attribute, it is also an unhealthy attribute.

Stress is just a part of our life. If we view as so, we give it less power. An important practice is to view stress as a spectrum most people ignore and repress the acknowledgement for 9/10 of the entire spectrum until the 1/10 comes along that we are entirely stressed out.  When this happens we hear comments of “I don’t know why I am crying all the time” or “I find myself losing my temper all the time.”

In serving our community, we find it very effective to take inventory of our stress load and the stresses in our life throughout the entire spectrum.  This allows us to manage our life rather than have our life manage us.

Whether we like it or not we have power over our life. Make it great!

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Ask for what you want

At the talk last week, entitled Best Year Yet, one of the subjects that we brought up was “Ask for what you want.” I told a story of how I stretched myself in asking for what I wanted with taking Noah to his first NBA basketball game. The short version of the story is that I have a friend who is the wife of one of the Nugget’s coaches and I contacted her to see if he could meet a coach or player. She organized an opportunity before the game where we would meet several players and several coaches and be on the court before the game for shoot around.

Here is a photo of Noah with gifts from Jusuf Nurkic. All three of us had an amazing time and one that exceeded what we asked for in a big way. Noah ended up with a hat from the director of player personnel, a shirt from the crazy shirt guy who pumped up the crowd, and a pair of size 17 shoes from Jusuf Nurkic. Jusuf, also, asked for Noah’s autograph and shared a warmup water break with him on the bench.

Let this be a lesson for us all. I could of asked for seats or not asked for anything at all. Yet, I didn’t. We asked for an experience and through my friend Melissa she helped get an amazing experience for an amazing little boy.

Lesson: Ask for what you want in life. Go Nuggets you are a class act organization top to bottom




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Making Time

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Pocket watch, savonette-type. Italiano: Orologio da taschino (cipolla). Español: Reloj de bolsillo. ગુજરાતી: ખિસ્સામાં રાખવાની ઘડિયાળ. עברית: שעון כיס. Македонски: Џебен часовник 日本語: 懐中時計. Polski: Zegarek kieszonkowy. Português: Relógio de bolso. Русский: Карманные часы. Slovenščina: Vreckové hodinky. Slovenščina: Žepno uro so izumili leta 1510 v Nemčiji. Suomi: Taskukello. ไทย: นาฬิกาพก. 中文: 怀表. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


What time is it? Do you have time? The answer for these two questions always has one true answer. Now is the time and we do have time.

I was listening to a blog by Robin Shurma recently and he said that we are either making time for illness or making time for health. So which is it? What are you making time for in your life?

I will take it a step further to explain this statement by Robin. First off, we have time. It is how we prioritize our time that really matters. We are given 24 hours every day, 365 or 366 days a year… Sure we may have to give up something to experience other things yet we have the time.

If we take the time to shop for organic, non GMO, whole foods we are prioritizing our nutrition. If we are eating fast food, processed food, fake synthetic crap we are not prioritizing our nutrition.

If we take the time to move our body by lifting weights, walking, running, or doing cals then we are prioritizing our fitness. If we are sedentary in our seats, on our couch, or in our lives we are prioritizing stagnation.

If we take the time to get checked by a chiropractor and adjusted if needed we are prioritizing our health. If we do not go to the chiropractor then we are prioritizing something something less than health.

We at Serving Life Chiropractic are here for our community to live and be the best that we can be.

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Renew for the new year – Cellular Replacement

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English: Complete neuron cell diagram. Neurons (also known as neurones and nerve cells) are electrically excitable cells in the nervous system that process and transmit information. In vertebrate animals, neurons are the core components of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Our bodies abide by a natural law of cellular replacement. This law is how our body regenerates itself cell by cell. Much like if we fall and scrape our arm, those injured old cells slough off and new healthy cells are put in their place. What is in control of this powerful attribute in our body?

The power of cellular replacement depends on how clear our nerve system is functioning. 50,000 of the cells in your body will die and be replaced with new cells, all while you have been reading this sentence. 15 million blood cells are destroyed in the human body every second. Every year about 98% of the atoms in your body are replaced. This all is a part of health and proper functioning. Human cells divide continually and different cell types divide at different rates. Old cells are not “healed”, new healthy ones are simply created by the intelligence that runs your body. Chiropractic allows for the normal, natural creation of new tissue by keeping your nerve system free.


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Give the gift of health

Holidays are full of family, friends, and fun. Often times, our healthy lifestyle takes a hiatus and we indulge for several weeks into treats, go go go, and obligations.

During the holidays we at Serving Life encourage you to give yourself and your family the gift of health. Take inventory of the five aspects of health: nutrition, movement, rest, positive mental attitude, and nerve system health. All are key components in creating the most health in your life.

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Getting to know your body

How well do you know your body? How well do you interpret the communication that you receive from it? Is it health related or sickness related?

This all boils down to awareness and how connected you are with yourself. Sometimes there is a very thin line of communication of health versus communication of sickness through the language of symptoms. How can we connect to our body more throughout our life?

  1. Take the time – Devote time to feeling more in your body. Give time and space throughout our “busy” schedule to acknowledge and bring awareness of the only vehicle we have in life called our body.
  2. Breath – Breathing brings awareness and creates more connection in our body.
  3. Journal – Reflecting on our daily experience can be beyond profound for bringing awareness in our body.
  4. Get adjusted – Clearing the nerve system which is the master control system is vital to a brain – body connection.

Get to know your body better than you have ever known it. This can lead to ease, flow, health, and vitality in your life.

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Cold and Flu “Season”

As the temperature changes and winter wonderland is on the brink of blessing us, we see the signs and the propaganda publicizing the “Cold and Flu season”. One of the valuable lessons I learned in grade school was that there are only four seasons, namely winter, spring, summer, and fall. Hmmmm.

Instead of being scared or worried about a time of year, we encourage you to empower your body, nerve system, and immune system. Nature is giving us a lesson on what is happening in our body. We see a lot of leaves dropping to the ground and sidewalks. A similar process is happening with our upper respiratory system. It too is sloughing off layers to ready itself for the extremes of winter. This is a natural process that our society has labeled a cold. Without this process taking place our body would be more susceptible to harsh temperature fluctuation of the outside winter temperature and indoor heating.

So what can we do to support our bodies through the “season”? Watch what you are putting in your body. Halloween is a holiday that highlights this “season” and it is no coincidence that increase in sugar also decreases our immune system.  Decrease/eliminate sugar and dairy from your diet. Increase movement and vitamin D. Both these help with the immune system. Make sure your nerve system is clear and functioning properly. Get check by your chiropractor and adjusted if needed.  Lastly, acknowledge the beauty that this true season of fall brings. Make it great!


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My aching head

Recently, we have had a lot of people come into our studio with headaches. Headaches can vary in placement, severity, and quality yet they are never desirable. Headaches can also have a wide variety of causes including increase toxicity, neurological interference, muscle tension and I could go on and on.

Chiropractic care helps free the nerve system to allow proper coordination and function to the body and the body’s systems. A report released in 2001 by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC, found that spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than a commonly prescribed medication.

As always we are here for you and your family whether we are helping your body function better so it doesn’t require symptoms or if it is tuning you up to function at your optimal.


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The Brain and Nerve System talk a lot

In Durango, at Serving Life Chiropractic Studio, we talk a lot about the nerve system and its importance in how the body functions and how health is created. One of the many functions our brain and nerve system control and coordinate is immune function.

Recently, Dr. Nick, Dr. Rachel, and Mackenzie attended a conference and one of the presenters showed this quote by Medical News Today, “It used to be dogma that the brain was shut away from the actions of the immune system, shielded from the outside forces of nature. But that’s not how it is at all. It turns out that the brain talks directly to the immune system sending commands that control the body’s inflammatory response to infection and autoimmune diseases.”

We are entering the “season” of cold and flu soon. Remember it is of vital importance to ensure that your brain and nerve system are talking with the correct language to your immune system. One vital was to ensure this is come in and be checked at Serving Life. Make sure you are proactive rather than reactive to your body.

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The secret to reflux

Reflux can be a very frustrating, messy, and sometime debilitating challenge for babies, parents, and families. Some of the most common allopathic treatments are prescribing prevacid and zantac.

We have seen a prevalence of children come into Serving Life Chiropractic that are going through these symptoms. We see time and time again subluxations in one of there areas. The upper cervical region is the most subluxated, followed by the upper thoracic and then the lower cervical areas.

These families see great success with chiropractic care and through time these children can go from GERD and reflux in and around every meal to no GERD or reflux at all.

Help us spread the word to families suffering with children who are going through GERD and reflux and let them know we can help.

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