Archive for January, 2010

Dinner Talk / Blue Zones Information – Power Point Template

January 21, 2010

1st Page:  My Logo and office information, including, little side note that I am on Facebook

2nd Page:  Title:  The Blue Zones Lessons For Living From The People Who’ve Lived The Longest.  How does this relate to the Chiropractic Lifestyle   (Nice Pictures etc…)

3rd Page:  Where are the Blue Zones?

  1. Sardinia, Italy
  2. Okinawa, Japan
  3. Loma Linda, California
  4. The Nicoya Region of Costa Rica

What are the Blue Zones?  The Blue Zones are communities where common elements of lifestyle, diet, and outlook have led to an amazing quantity – and quality of life.

4th Page:  Nine Lessons Learned! (The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner)


*Get at least 30 (ideally 60) minutes a day of exercise 5 times a week

* A combination of aerobic, balancing, and muscle strengthening exercises is best

* Walk, Walk, Walk

*Plant a garden and work it!

* Enroll in a Yoga Class (Get the book The Five Tibetans)

*Have fun, get a friend/spouse involved, buy the Wii Fit, etc…

*Chiropractic , Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy

  1. 2. Hara Hachi Bu (Painlessly cut calories by 20 %)

*Eat enough so that we’re no longer hungry, but not so much that we’re full.

*Serve yourself at the counter, and then put the food away.  Smaller portions will lead to smaller portions, etc…

*Eat your fresh foods first

*Buy smaller packages, smaller plates, and narrow taller glasses

*Sit while you eat, chew your food, SLOW DOWN

  1. 3. Plant Slate

*Beans, whole grains, and garden vegetables are the corner stone of all these longevity diets

*Avoid processed foods

*Limit your meat intake, Vegetarian most of the time likely an OK idea

*Nuts are perhaps the greatest longevity food (raw or roasted, 1 -2 oz. daily)

*Fresh at every meal, load your plate with vegetables.

  1. 4. Drink Red Wine IN MODERATION

*Blue Zone studies suggest moderation and consistency

*Dark red wines such as the Sardinian’s Cannonau, Merlot, etc…

*Have a “Happy Hour or Cocktail” with some nuts and a friend or spouse (Grandpa Ed and Grandma Cass)

*Overdoing negates any and all benefits

  1. 5. Life’s Purpose

*Okinawans call it ikigai and Nicoyans call it plan de vida, translates in both cultures  as “why I wake up in the morning.”

*Craft a personal mission or purpose statement.

*****My Purpose in life is to help people realize their innate beauty and health through my subluxation correcting healing touch, directed action, and positive persistent thought.

*Find a friend or create a mastermind group to help with this

*Learn something new.

*Personal coach

  1. 6. Down Shift – Take Time To Relieve Stress

*Daily community, friendship time (Okinawan’s Moai)

*Day of worship, Sabbath

*Enjoy nature, garden

*Exercise, walk

*Learn to meditate

*Chiropractic Adjustment (tension patterns)

  1. 7. Belong / Community  Involvement

*Healthy centenarians everywhere have faith

*Foster larger and denser social networks (face to face )

*Toastmasters, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, etc…

*Explore new traditions, cultures, religions, etc….

  1. 8. Make Family a Priority

*Centenarians tend to marry, have children and build their lives around that core

*Play with your children, nurture your marriage, and honor your parents

  1. 9. Surround yourself with people who share your values

*Social connectedness leads to greater longevity

*Identify your inner circle

*Mastermind group

*Personal coaching

*Be a friend, be likeable

  1. 10. Blue Zone Quick Summary

*Eat a plant based diet

*Living in areas that promote regular physical activity

*Living in societies where friends and family encourage a healthy, natural, active lifestyle

*Having effective strategies for coping with stress, such as prayer,meditation, strong social networks, and napping daily

  1. 11. Other Blue Zone Observations:

*Nuts, nuts, nuts

*Drink copious amounts of water

*Eat smaller portions of meat per serving

*All areas in warm climates.  Vitamin D Production

5th Page:

Dr. Mercola’s “anti-aging” recommendations.

*Learn how to effectively cope with stress – EFT, Meditation, Proper sleep, (Stress has direct impact on inflammation)

*Eat a diet based on your nutritional type

*Take your Omega-3 Fats

*Get antioxidants from food – berries, beans, etc…

*Switch to coconut oil – research shows it can help you lose weight, maintain weight, reduce risk of heart disease, and lower your cholesterol

*Get resveratrol naturally – red wine, whole grape skins and seeds, *raspberries, and peanuts

*Regular to moderate exercise

*Avoid as many chemicals, toxins, and pollutants as possible

*Avoid pharmaceutical drugs

Check out Dr. Mercola’s website it is the #1 natural website in the universe

6th Page:

Lessons learned from Grandma Kate


*Fierce will to live

*Incredible writer and communicator with friends and family

7th Page:

How does the Blue Zones Relate to the Chiropractic Lifestyle?

*Your role of the Nervous System (Autonomic Nervous System Chart)

*Adaption (Chaos vs. Order)


*Windsor Study Stuff

*Genetic Study Stuff

*Epigenetics (You have the Power to Change)

*Tangible –Measureable Results and Analysis (Insight Sub Station Pictures)

8th Page

*Thank you

*All my personal information

*Offer &  Handout with related information

*Introduction of Guest Speakers

Cinnamon and Honey

January 8, 2010

I got this email from a great patient of mine and thought I would post it.  I have to honestly say that I am not sure if it is all accurate, however Raw Honey and cinnamon should both be considered fantastic super foods.  In fact, I travel about 50 minutes away to get my local ray honey at Gooserock Farms.

Cinnamon and  Honey   
Honey  is the only food on the planet that will not  spoil or rot. It will do what some call turning  to sugar… In reality honey is always honey..  However, when left in a cool dark place for a  long time it will do what I rather call  “crystallizing”.   When this happens I  loosen the lid, boil some water, and sit the  honey container in the hot  water,  turn  off the heat and let it liquefy. It is then as  good as it ever was. Never boil honey or put it  in a microwave. To do so will kill the enzymes  in the honey.

Cinnamon and  Honey
Bet the drug companies  won’t like this one getting around.  Facts  on Honey and Cinnamon:  It is found that a  mixture of honey and Cinnamon cures most  diseases. Honey is produced in most of the  countries of the world… Scientists of today  also accept honey as a ‘Ram Ban’ (very  effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases.   Honey can be used without any side effects  for any kind of diseases.

Today’s  science says that even though honey is sweet, if  taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does  not harm diabetic patients.   Weekly  World News, a magazine in Canada , in its issue  dated 17 January,1995 has given the following  list of diseases that can be cured by honey and  cinnamon as researched by western scientists:  

Make a paste of  honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread,  instead of jelly and jam, and eat it regularly  for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the  arteries and saves the patient from heart  attack. Also,  those who have already had an attack, if they do  this process daily, they are kept miles away  from the next attack. Regular use of the above  process relieves loss of breath and strengthens  the heart beat. In   America and Canada , various nursing homes have  treated patients successfully and have found  that as you age, the arteries and veins lose  their flexibility and get clogged; honey and  cinnamon revitalize the arteries and veins.  

Arthritis patients may take daily,  morning and night, one cup of hot water with two  spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of  cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic  arthritis can be cured. In a recent research  conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was  found that when the doctors treated their  patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey  and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before  breakfast, they found that within a week, out of  the 200 people so treated, practically 73  patients were totally relieved of pain, and  within a month, mostly all the patients who  could not walk or move around because of  arthritis started walking without pain.  

Take two  tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon  of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink  it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.  

Two tablespoons of honey and three  teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces  of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient,  was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in  the blood by 10 percent within two hours.    As mentioned for arthritic patients,  if taken three times a day, any chronic  cholesterol is cured. According to information  received in the said Journal, pure honey taken  with food daily relieves complaints of  cholesterol.

Those suffering from common or severe  colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey  with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three  days. This process will cure most chronic cough,  cold, and clear the sinuses.

Honey taken with  cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also  clears stomach ulcers from the root.  

According to the studies done in India and   Japan , it is revealed that if Honey is taken  with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of  gas.

Daily use of honey  and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune  system and protects the body from bacteria and  viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey  has various vitamins and iron in large amounts.  Constant use of Honey strengthens the white  blood corpuscles to fight bacterial and viral  diseases.

Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two  tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves  acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.  

A scientist in Spain has proved that honey  contains a natural ‘ Ingredient’ which kills the  influenza germs and saves the patient from flu..  

Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder,  when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old  age. Take four spoons of honey, one spoon of  cinnamon powder, and three cups of water and  boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to  four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and  soft and arrests old age. Life spans also  increase and even a 100 year old, starts  performing the chores of a 20-year-old.  

Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon  of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on  the pimples before sleeping and wash it next  morning with warm water. If done daily for two  weeks, it removes pimples from the root..  

Applying honey  and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the  affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all  types of skin infections.

Daily in the morning  one half hour before breakfast on an empty  stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink  honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of  water. If taken regularly, it reduces the weight  of even the most obese person. Also, drinking  this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to  accumulate in the body even though the person  may eat a high calorie diet.

Recent research in Japan and Australia  has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach  and bones have been cured successfully. Patients  suffering from these kinds of cancer should  daily take one tablespoon of honey with one  teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three  times a day.

Recent studies have shown that the sugar  content of honey is more helpful rather than  being detrimental to the strength of the body.  Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon  powder in equal parts, are more alert and  flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research,  says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a  glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon  powder, taken daily after brushing and in the  afternoon at about 3:00 P.M. when the vitality  of the body starts to decrease, increases the  vitality of the body within a week.  

People of South  America , first thing in the morning, gargle with  one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed  in hot water, so their breath stays fresh  throughout the day.

Daily morning and night  honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts  restores hearing. Remember when we were kids? We  had toast with real butter and cinnamon  sprinkled on it!

Next Dinner Talk Date Set Saturday for 01-30-2010

January 2, 2010

This is the first Dinner Talk of the year and I promise it will be a must attend event.  We have had a packed house the last four presentations and I certainly expect the same. You can look forward to empowering information high quality, organic, locally grown food and drink, as well as uplifting chatter.

Your only requirements are that you come with an open mind, open palate, and that you bring a friend or family member that has never been to the office or is not a current or active patient. We only have enough room for about 40 people.  Please reserve your spot as soon as possible.


Living a healthy, active life well into your 90s–and possibly into
your 100s may be easier then you think. (The first line in the preface to the book The Blue Zones Lessons For Living Longer From The People Who’ve Lived The Longest)

I will share with you the secrets from four of the world’s Blue Zones – Sardinia, Okinawa, Loma Linda, and the Nicoya Peninsula.  Their secrets are found in what they eat, the company the keep, and and their perspectives on life.

Lastly, I will tie it back into the Chiropractic Lifestyle and how we can help you reach your own personal levels of ultimate health and wellness.

Guest Speakers!

1. I decided to invite a true community superstar in June, the writer of the the column InTuneWithJune. She is also the leader of the Health Bones Class and the Senior Orchestra. Look forward to learning all that the city of Bayonne has to offer and how you can get involved. She is an incredibly impressive person, a true health advocate, and my friend. I am glad she is coming.

2. When I first started my practice I knew I needed to be comfortable speaking in front of large groups of people.  So I decided to join the local Toastmasters Club. It was one of the best moves I ever made.  I have been a member for the last 7 years and decided to invite the Bayonne Clubs inner circle. Speaking skills, confidence, and leadership are some of the qualities you can expect to learn at a Toastmasters meeting.  I am sincerely excited that I can share this with you all.