February 2013 – Taking Control of Your Health

Hi All,

Welcome to the BEST YEAR of YOUR LIFE.  That is Chiropractic helps you take control of your healthcorrect, this could absolutely be the best year of your life if you want it to be.  How is it going so far?  Are you keeping up with your resolutions?  Have you already stopped your new workout and eating regimens or are you on track for positive change?

Make sure to ready all the way to the bottom because if you are looking to get healthy this year, you won’t want to miss our incredible Healthy Lifestyle Educational Series discussed at the end of this newsletter.

Before I share with you how you can Take Control of Your Health, I wanted to share with you an INCREDIBLE movie that I saw online.  The movie “The Cure” is a POWERFUL movie that shows you how to take control of your health so that you can overcome any obstacle (it focuses on cancer).  The expert panel that appears in the movie include some of the brightest minds around.  Check it out, you won’t be sorry – The Cure.   Note: This link is for a FREE viewing of the movie but the FREE viewing is only for a limited time.  (P.S. – I have no connection to this movie but I truly believe the information this movie provides is life changing and hence I wanted to share it with you.)

How Can You Take Control of Your Health?Disease or Health you can choose

Are you currently experiencing OPTIMAL HEALTH or are there things about your health you wish were better?

Understand that health is not a destination, it is a never ending process and you are either moving toward optimal health or you are moving in the opposite direction toward disease and death.  Which way do you want to move?

Would you like to know how you could shift your health to be moving toward optimal health instead of death?  READ MORE …  Understand that your health is completely under your control.  Genetics (pre-programing) is only 25% of your expression of health.  Lifestyle controls 75% of how healthy you are.

The 1st thing to understand is the past no longer exists.  If you don’t like where you are now, don’t blame yourself or others for what has happened in the past.  Take control of what is happening now and make the changes you need to make.

The 3 main factors that cause deterioration in your health are:

1. Chemical Stress

2. Physical Stress

3. Mental/Emotional Stress

What are these stressors and how can you address them?  Read on.

Chemical StressMcDonalds is Junk Food

Chemical Stress to your body includes all the chemicals that get into your system i.e. air and water pollution, prescription and over the counter medication, vaccinations, smoking or breathing in second hand smoke … but the biggest chemical stress we have on an ongoing basis is the food we eat – refined and processed foods, artificial sweeteners, white sugar, white flour, soda, junk food …

What should you be eating?  Yes we all know the answer to this question but if you want to know more, I strongly encourage you to:

1. Read these newsletter –

Eating Healthy Made Simple

Vitamins – What Do I Need to Know?


Healthy Drinks for a Happy Summer

2. Come to our June & July Healthy Lifestyles Programs – Healthy Eating & Shopping Made Easy and Juicing Made Easy

Physical StressWhite Collar Syndrome - Spinal Deconditioning

Physical stressors include accidents, injuries, falls, traumas and Heavy backpacks & purses but our greates ongoing physical stressors are Lack of activity (sedentary lifestyle) and Poor Posture.

Our bodies tend not to wear out, they rust out.  Sitting at computers all day, working long hours, running the kids around all leaves us no time to exercise, go out for walks with our loved ones, do the activities we love to do.

You must MAKE THE TIME to be active.  I love yoga because it provides strength training, stretching, cardiovascular exercise and a wonderful spiritual component but it does not matter if you are playing sports, dancing or going out for a daily walk.  Your body needs movement to be healthy and it is up to you to make sure that happens.

To learn more about good posture and ergonomics as well as backpack safety, take a look at our newsletters:

Posture and Ergonomics

Backpack Safety

Make sure to register for our February, August and September Healthy Lifestyle programs to learn more about:

Taking Control of Your Health

Backpack Safety

Posture & Ergonomics.

Mental and Emotional StressStress will kill you, Chiropractic will help you thrive

You can get up from a junk food meal and reduce your chemical stress.  You can straighten up your posture and move around to reduce your physical stress.  But, what happens if you have a problem with you spouse, your kids, your boss or your friends?  Does it just go away when you get up from the table?  No!  It hangs around with you like wearing a 100 lb backpack everyday!

Addressing your mental emotional stressors is vital and include quick and easy changes as well as complete paradigm shifts to change how you view the world.

Search our website for the many newsletters I have written on stress management including:

Stress Management

Tips for Dealing With Your Stress

Beat the Winter Blues

And make sure to join us for our Healthy Lifestyle Programs:

Taking Control of Your Health

East Meets West

Stress Management

Demystifying Meditation

I hope you have found this information helpful in helping you to Take Control of Your Health.

Healthy Lifestyle Educational Series

Wellness – Mind, Body & Spirit

Dr. Stern will be offering monthly health and wellness programs to help you and your Taking Control of your health with Chiropracticfamily Maximize your life Potential and Optimize Your Health.  Please join us on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 pm for LIFE CHANGING information that will help guide you and your family to greater levels of Love, Joy, Health and Happiness.

Advance Registration is Required!

This month’s program will be held on Monday February 11th at 6:30 pm at our office and the topic will be Taking Control of Your Health – The Wellness Revolution (click this link to see full details).

View the Healthy Lifestyles Educational Series Schedule and make your reservation TODAY!


Dr. Stern is an expert on Healthy Lifestyles and Wellness for children and adults.

Call Stern Chiropractic TODAY and let us help guide you and your family toward a HEALTHIER and more JOYFUL LIFE!