I Need Sleep!

Sleep is the way our mind digests the day and our body makes the necessary repairs to begin again.  Your energy, immune system and more depend on a good nights sleep.  It’s safe to say though that stressors (physical, chemical or emotional/intellectual) can at times be too much for our physiology.  Too much can disrupt your sleep leaving you a little grumpy.

Try and reduce the stressors and add a product like Benesom to get you back in a healthy sleep pattern.  Benesom is an all natural sleep aid with melatonin and passionflower that helps regulate your sleep wake cycle.  Sleep well!

Benesom can be found at Ruby Mountain Chiropractic and is a Metagenics product unmatched by purity and quality.


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Who’s in Charge?

It’s all too often that we put our faith in to the hands of others. “I trust that my doctor will heal my ailment” or “my financial analyst has me covered”. Maybe because it’s easier to blame somebody else when things go wrong rather than take responsibility. When it comes to your health it’s safe to ask the question, “who’s in charge?” Take an inventory of who is participating in your health. Are you? You might even ask the bigger spiritual question “where does my health come from?” Spirituality is a big part of your health and well being too!

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Why Do I Hurt?

Often when we are dealing with and discussing health issues there is a common disconnect between what one does and the way the feel.  Occasionally one can connect back pain with too much yard work or sitting in the car all day linked to the next level of stiffness, but most often heard is “I don’t know what I did”.

Here’s why.  We can make a quick connection with physical stress on the body.  Stubbing a toe or banging a shin-trailer hitch anybody?  We can feel the connection, but chemical stress and emotional stress plays as large of a role in pain and other symptoms as the physical stress we encounter daily.


We encounter chemical stress everyday.  Chemicals in the form of caffeine, alcohol, pesticides, hormones, herbicides, etc.  Just sprayed the weeds myself.  Chemical stressors cause similar symptoms of physical stress and more.  My 5 year loves to clean the windows.  He grabbed an older can (we use vinegar now) of window cleaner and went to work.  The next morning he awoke with a constant runny nose and puffy, itchy eyes.  Most would write this off to “allergies” but dad knows of the chemical assault he received just the day before.


Ever feel your body tense at the thought of confronting a major issue in your life?  How about a phone call from a debt collector or seeing that person in the grocery store you swore you would never talk to again?  We attach powerful emotions to scenarios in our lives that cause a cascade of physiology to happen in the body.  Hormones are released (like the near miss when the car that pulls out in front of you- hello adrenaline!) causing the body to adapt to the “perceived threat”.  Anger, guilt, worry and fear have a negative impact on the body just as the contrasting joy, happiness and excitement have a positive impact.  Want to see how emotions impact your body?  Take a 5 year old to Disneyland!

So when it comes to connecting the way we feel and answering the “why” look at the combination of physical, chemical and emotional stressors in your life.  If your body is expressing symptoms, it is likely due to too much stress.  Take a quick inventory and see what stressor you can reduce or eliminate.  Confront a looming issue, pay down some debt, stop drinking diet soda, exercise, go for a long walk, get out in nature, pray, eat some green vegetables, see a chiropractor, enjoy a spa day, smile at a loved one, give a complement, turn off the television and buy organic.  Whatever it may be for you, build a little reserve and you might just find yourself asking “why do I feel so good!”

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The Power to Change

We all grew up learning that the DNA was the “brain of the cell”.  In fact, we were even plagued with mom and dad’s genes.  But what if all of this was not true?  What if you could influence your genetic expression?  What if you were given a say again in how the game of life turns out?

Epigenetics (environmental influence on genes) and nutrigenomics (nutritional influence on gees) are two fields of study that are changing healthcare as we know it. YOU are the major result of your health status.  That’s right, what you eat, what you think, what you speak all has an impact on your health.  The good news…  If your health is not up to par, YOU can change.  

Take a look at what you eat.  Does it come in a package or wrapper or fresh from the grocery store.  Take a look at what read and watch.  Is it numbing and demotivating or empowering and stimulating.  Take a look at what you do.  Is it always focused on you or do you engage with others and your community?

Your health is sensitive to your environment.  Poor health?  Change your environment.  Nobody wants to live by the landfill.  Clean up the garbage you take.  The power to change is held by you.  

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Image Nation and The Blame Game

Probably one of the easiest escape routes that we know as human beings is blame.

“My business would be fine if Washington would just lower the tax rate”

“My boss always liked her better, of course she got the raise.”

“Can you believe that test, the teacher was totally unfair and put a bunch of stuff on their we never learned”

“But officer I didn’t see the red light because of the glare from the sun”

It has almost become routine to blame something or someone for our follies. Why take responsibility when we can easily duck and dodge it while maintaining your pristine image.

We have turned new genre of image casting despite character. Truly a new “Image Nation” with Facebook and twitter allowing us to build a profile that looks so amazing with out any questioning of the substance behind it.

How do you change? It has to start inside. Yes with you. Actively choosing to take responsibility means identifying each time you pass blame. Routinely catching yourself as you start to point a finger. The change starts in the heart… you know, right now, what you’re not taking responsibility for. Take action today, but watch out, you might just get in touch with you. You might discover your weak spots and make a change. You might end up having nothing left over to point a finger at. You might just end up being responsible for you!

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Purpose Behind the Problem

Too many times a problem can consume.  It can ruin a day or week or longer if you let it.  It changes attitude, outlook and can pull you from your true purpose.  Suppose the problem was actually the solution.  A necessary step to allow abundance in your life.  What if life was all about the problems and how you chose to deal with them?

A life void of problems would also lack purpose.  Choose to embrace problems as a necessary step in life.  You can’t control what comes your way, but you can control how you handle it.  Stack on the problems, buckle down and move forward toward your purpose.  What a journey it will be!

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What do you believe?

What do you believe?.

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