Month: October 2003

Mi Vision Quiropractica (En Espanol)

Por el Dr. Edwin Cordero

Muchas personas piensan que el Doctor en Quiropractica solamente ayuda al paciente que se queja de dolores de espalda y el cuello. Esto es un mito ya que el Quiropractico que educa a sus pacientes sobre la verdad y la filosofia de la Quiropractica entiende que el funcionamiento del cuerpo humano es de mantener un balance interno, una armonía, para que la inteligencia innata que posee el cuerpo se pueda manifestar libremente permitiendo la comunicación entre el cerebro y el sistema nervioso.

De tal forma el cuerpo se puede expresar y comunicarse con todos los órganos, tejidos, células, ligamentos, tendones y sistemas orgánicos. Cuando existe libre comunicación entre estos sistemas sin interferencia al sistema nervioso se dice que el cuerpo humano esta funcionando adecuadamente y esta saludable. Esta es la meta deseada de cada doctor en Quiropractica para sus pacientes. Desgraciadamente, muchos Quiropracticos temen compartir la verdad sobre la filosofia Quiropractica por el temor de asustar a sus pacientes que quizás no han escuchado sobre el poder de auto-sanción y de auto-regulación que posee cada ser humano innatamente.

Nuestro propósito como doctores en Quiropractica es de continuamente educar a nuestras pacientes y explicarles lo maravilloso que es el cuerpo humano cuando esta funcionando óptimamente. El Quiropractico es el único especialista educado en localizar y remover estas interferencias vertebrales que están impidiendo la salud. Los ajustes Quiropracticos son muy sencillos pero muy efectivos y no causan dolor o molestias como efectos secundarios. Desde los mas jóvenes hasta los mas ancianos se pueden beneficiar de lo que ofrece la Quiropractica ya que es un método totalmente no-invasivo. Ha llegado el tiempo en que el paciente debe de entender que la responsabilidad de su propia salud esta en sus manos y no en las manos de los médicos alópata, ni los medicamentos o cirugías innecesarias.

Mi visión Quiropractica es de llevar la verdad sobre la filosofia Quiropractica a todo el mundo. Poder compartir con todas aquellas personas que nunca ha podido escuchar la opción Quiropractica como un vehículo para aumentar y mantener su cuerpo en armonía y balance. Liberar los hospitales, cárceles, institutos mentales de enfermedades y darle toda la gloria a Dios por crear la Quiropractica.

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El Dr. Edwin Cordero es un graduado de la Universidad de LIFE en Atlanta Georgia en el 1993. El nacio en Fajardo Puerto Rico y tiene licencias en Puerto Rico y la Florida. Su oficina esta ubicada en Lantana, Florida. Visite su website en: @ 7:57 am | Article ID: 1066143475

Homecoming – Monday Morning Message

By Sharon Gorman, D.C.

Giving Back

Just came back from Homecoming at Life. Lots of people are really working hard yet boy can they really use our help. Some people have lost confidence and aren’t sending students as they used to. That has been Life’s strongest point over the years. We always had a tremendous amount of referrals from the field. As Chiropractors we see how important referrals are to our practice. They are our life blood. I talk to many of my colleagues who tell me they are waiting to see what happens. They have jumped out of the game and onto the sidelines. Now is when they need us.

Not happy about some of the things you are hearing and you want things to be different? Well this is probably the best time in history to get involved and have input. Now is when they need us. If you are not willing to get involved with your referrals, time or money then I have got no more patience to listen to your complaints. Some of us are so used to warming up in the batters cage that we can’t recognize that it is our turn up at bat. Stop mourning over the past. Welcome to the present. I am impressed with the dedication of the students that stayed. I have never seen a group of more dedicated students in my whole career. They are “awake” because they realize at a very early stage of their career how important their decisions and dedication effects the school and chiropractic. I have seen many colleagues forget how important what they do in their practice and what they say are effecting the lives of millions today and tomorrow. Wake up. We have come so far. Let’s not win the battle and lose the war. Stand up for Chiropractic. Stand up for the truth.

Tell the truth in your office. Don’t reduce what we do into a form of therapy. We have a proud heritage. We have the ability to change the world by being an example of our philosophy. We are getting closer yet so many of our colleagues are straying. Remember the 100th monkey? I am the newly appointed Life University Alumni Rep. in charge of the recruiting effort. That is in the spirit that I write this message today. I know that Life is not the only school. I’m sure your Alma mater can use your support too if you prefer. I don’t mean to slight anyone with my message today. Not only do I ask you to get involved for the sake of the schools and the profession but because when we give we get back ten fold. As I teach, I learn. As I give, I am given to. As I open myself up to the vulnerabilities of life am I open to life. So many years Chiropractic has given me so much and for so many years I have given back and for all I have given, Chiropractic has always given me so much more. @ 3:04 pm | Article ID: 1066082694

Santana – Each Cell is Aware

By Dr. Syd Dhillon, Chiropractor

Does anyone remember the ‘rock band’ shirts that were so popular in the 80’s? My entire wardrobe of shirts seemed to be comprised, I’m ashamed to say, of Quiet Riot, Def Leppard, and Motley Crue shirts. Somewhere on these shirts was usually some type of quote professing them to be the loudest, the baddest, bunch of rockers you would ever hope to find.

The other day I took my nephew to a hockey game. As we were in line for some snacks, I noticed a young man wearing a rock shirt. On the back of the shirt it simply stated ‘Each cell is aware of its own Divinity.’ Carlos Santana was the author of this quote. I could not help but reflect on how much things have changed in the years since I finished high school. It was amazing to me that a rock star would write something so profound on his shirts.

What was even more amazing was that a rock star could sell shirts such as these to high schoolers’ so totally consumed with their reputation, yet most chiropractors are still too scared to talk about Innate Intelligence fearing that people will see them as ‘quacks.’

People are truly ready to hear the chiropractic truth. I recently just had someone ask me my opinion on why their seems to be so many popular books that focus on aspects of spiritual growth. My response was that perhaps now more than ever before, we need to embrace our spiritual self because for so long we’ve been moving so far from it. The drugs, we’ve been exposed to, pollutants in our air, the crap in the papers and on the TV… for so long we’ve been on a path that has led us so far astray from our true path, that now collectively we are looking for answers to help guide us to find our true selves, and our true purpose.

Whether or not we feel comfortable discussing it with our practice members or not, the simple truth is that the chiropractic adjustment process allows you to express the Divine Perfection within you more fully. It is not just about health and healing, it is about Life.

Principle #2 of the 33 principles states that ‘The full expression of the Innate Intelligence within us is the Chiropractic meaning of life.’ It is not just about health. There is so much more to chiropractic than simply allowing the body to heal properly. It’s about realizing your potential for life in every aspect, so that we may all experience 100% of the gift of life.

If Carlos Santana can boldly put this on a shirt and have high schoolers’ proudly show it off to their friends, it’s time that we proudly shared this message to the people that are sent to us in our offices. @ 6:38 am | Article ID: 1066052317

Our Practice and Our Lives are Governed by Laws

By Sid Mouk, D.C.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a Law as: “A rule of conduct or action formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority”. Our lives are centered around obeying “laws” that abound in our daily experience. We have Political Laws (legislated laws that, supposedly, help modern society function smoothly), Universal Laws (the law of gravity, etc.), and Personal Laws (life-expanding or life-limiting programs that are running in our Subconscious/Innate Mind… which is the ultimate “controlling authority”).

Our Personal Laws are the strongest and most unforgiving of all of the laws and we all have them. These “programs” are running in an enormously powerful and efficient computer, our Innate Mind, and we are strongly compelled to follow them totally and completely throughout our lives, since our Subconscious/Innate Mind makes up 90% of the mind. This part of our mind is not logical or reasonable, it is, instead, strongly purposeful and goal-driven (and it considers anything and everything that has been “programmed” into it as one of our goals). Our success and fulfillment in life depends upon the quality of these “programs” that run our daily lives. These powerful Innate “programs” form our Personal Laws and we obey them every day of our life, for better or for worse, unless we remove the “life-limiting programs” that are holding us back in life. A perfect example of this concerns the number of patients we adjust each day in our practice. Why is it that the average DC adjusts only 15 patients a day while some in this profession are adjusting 300 patients a day and more? We each have a “Personal Law” regarding this aspect of our life and, inevitably, it will be obeyed by our MindBody, to our benefit or to our detriment. To find out what our Personal Law regarding our practice is, we can simply look at our practice over the past 5 years. If we average it out it will tell us exactly how much our “Personal Law” in this aspect of our life allows us to have. If we’re happy with it, Wonderful! If we are not satisfied with it, we can change this Personal Law by using what we already know how to do in this profession (this is what I call NewMillennium Chiropractic).

We all have Personal Laws (“programs” running in our Innate Mind) that expand our life or limit our life in every aspect of our experience on this planet. These areas include our health, our personal relationships, our practice, our income, our career, and our spirituality… everything that we do in this life. It is wise for us to periodically evaluate each of these areas to see how we’re doing. If we’re not satisfied with what we are allowing ourselves to receive in each of these areas, it is because of “Life-Limiting Programs” (Personal Laws) that are still running in our Subconscious/Innate Mind. Our Innate Mind is a benevolent loving entity that is here to serve our needs but it can only run the “programs” that have been put into it over the past years (generally from conception through seven years of age), which it does very effectively… and it does this with both life-expanding and life-limiting “programs”. It does not decide which “program” is good for us or which is not. It relentlessly runs the “programs” that have been put into it with incredible power and efficiency in our daily life.

The good news is that we don’t have to accept Personal Laws that hold us back (that don’t provide us with total success, health, and happiness in our life… “SHH of the Universe” as Dr. Jim Parker called it). Chiropractic adjustments, applied in a certain way, can remove those Personal Laws that are inhibiting our progress in our practice and in our life… and it can be done using any effective Chiropractic method of adjusting the spine.

We can all do this for each other. First adjust and balance the spine totally and then instruct your buddy to vividly imagine the accomplishment of whatever goals he/she have for their practice (actually experiencing the feelings, seeing the sights, hearing the sounds involved in accomplishing the goals, etc.). Take one goal at a time… number of patients adjusted daily, amount of income per month and per year, the office they want, etc. You will invariably find that their spine, when they imagine the accomplishment of their goal, is once again subluxated! The goal is set with the Subconscious/Educated Mind which brings up all the “programs” in the Innate Mind having anything to do with accomplishing that goal. If the “programs” are in conflict with the goal, you will immediately see stress expressed in their nervous system, which then causes reflex subluxations of the spine. Re-adjusting them while they vividly imagine the accomplishment of their goal will remove the triggers (or “anchors” as they are called in NLP) that cause these “programs” to be expressed in our life. When you have attained harmony between your Educated Mind and your Subconscious/Innate Mind (when you can vividly imagine your goal without it causing subluxations in your spine), everything happens “Naturally Right” in your practice and in your life. We still have to provide the intensive consistent effort necessary to accomplish our goals but now our minds will work in harmony toward that goal.

And we can all have the practice (and the life) of our dreams in the new millennium… thanks to Chiropractic!

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Dr. Sid Mouk runs an active practice in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is an Activator practitioner and has been practicing NewMillennium Chiropractic for the past 5 years. He can be reached at @ 10:10 am | Article ID: 1065805812

An Explanation of Chiropractic

(As practiced by Dr. Syd Dhillon)

There is Divine Perfection within each of us. It is the full expression of this Perfection within each of us that enables us to realize our individual potential for life.

The nervous system is the communication system between the brain and each and every cell of the body. The brain and spinal cord comprise the central nervous system. All messages between the brain and body must pass through this communication system. Messages that are unable to do so go unheard. The Perfection that governs each and every aspect of life is now no longer free to express Itself freely.

As a Chiropractor I locate and remove interference to the full expression of this Perfection. I do not diagnose, nor treat any condition. My focus is limited to ensuring the nervous system is clear of interference, and the Life Force free to carry out It’s work.

Stanford University did a study in 1998 that found that a Medical School education had a half-life of 4 years. Every 8 years, the education that the average medical Doctor receives is no longer valid. Last year hormone replacement therapy was the Medical treatment of choice for women going through menopause. This year, hormone replacement therapy is known to cause cancer and stroke! This is not an isolated incident. It is a natural by-product of changing science. Of an education that is 50% incorrect every 4 yrs. What about all the women who were on hormone replacement therapy for all those years?

Recently, I was asked if I could help a young child who was experiencing nosebleeds. My response was an emphatic ‘no.’ I do not take credit for God’s work. It is God’s perfection that allows healing to take place. I have far more faith in God’s Perfection than I do a bottle of pills (of any kind). I do know that this little boy would be much better off in all aspects of life if he were able to express 100% of the Perfection within his body.

The Divine Perfection that made you and I does not make mistakes. It takes care of things in a Perfect manner every single time. Each of us is an individual expression of God. When we were touched by God and given life, this gift stayed with us. It is the full expression of this Perfection within us that allows each and every one of us to realize our individual potential for life.

This is my only job as a Chiropractor. To ensure that each of us has the opportunity to live a life free of interference, and to fully express 100% of God’s gift to each of us. @ 8:27 am | Article ID: 1065713225

Learning the True Purpose of Serving Mankind

By Dr. Edwin Cordero

If you are not ready to die, then you are not ready to live. Make certain of your eternal destiny, then you will be free to really serve, devoting your life to what really counts, without fear of death. We need a purpose for living that goes beyond providing for our own physical needs. Whom can you serve or help? What is your purpose for living?

Selfish ambition can ruin a practice but genuine humility can built it. Being humble involves having a true perspective about ourselves. Considering others interest and needs as more important than our own, links us with God, who was a true example of humility. We should always have a servant’s attitude, serving out of love for God and for others, not out of guilt or fear, remember you can choose your attitude. You can approach life expecting to be served, or you can look for opportunities to serve others.

We shall develop an attitude of humility as we serve, even when we are not likely to get recognition for our efforts. Are you selfishly clinging to your rights, or are you willing to SERVE?

We never know how far reaching something we may say, think or do today will affect the lives of millions tomorrow. Doctors, get out of the way and serve God by serving mankind, only then will you be totally FREE. Remember that you can never out give the giver and your lives will then be truly blessed.

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Dr. Edwin Cordero practices in Lantana, FL @ 8:10 am | Article ID: 1065712244

Love – A Monday Morning Message

By Sharon Gorman, D.C.

Have you ever really loved someone and then your relationship with them changed. I was talking to a friend yesterday and we were talking about how life changes and how the people in your life change. We were talking about friends from school, old boyfriends and best girlfriends that moved on when we were no longer single and our lifestyles changed. I was also thinking about relatives. I never could imagine life without my parents or my favorite uncle and yet I’ve been “forced” to in the last 6 years. When I think of these people from my past I sometimes feel sad. I loved them so much and they are no longer in my daily life.

I know this goes on for everyone at this level. After being sad I thought of all the love that I gave them and they gave me. Now that they are gone is that love gone. No, that’s silly. It’s like if a tree falls in the woods and no one hears it does it make a sound. When I am giving love I feel love. That feeling was real and I am blessed for being able to have had it. When that person left my life I did not stop loving. I got used to loving so I took that love energy and placed it elsewhere. Some of those people from my past even taught me how to love. Nothing lost.

I once had this dog. After 14 years she died. I was sad for a long time. After about a year it occurred to me that maybe I should get a new dog. I did. The hole was filled. I loved that new dog. It didn’t take long for me to feel those intense feelings of love again for a dog. I wasn’t stupid for having loved my dog that was now dead. I was richer for having had the first dog in my life. This sounds so simple but think about it for a minute. I have a tendency to shut down to loving others when a “love” is taken out of my life. I get mad at the lost and sad and vow to never be that vulnerable again. What a waste. If I use that “loss” as an excuse to not love again then I am robbed so much of the richness of life. No matter happens with the person I love, the love that I had was real and made me richer. I can’t fear love. Life always changes and some of the people in my life will change to. If I can accept life as it is then I can stop fighting the laws of life and I can walk forward with an open heart willing to risk possible hurt. There is possible hurt yet almost definite rewards in giving that love and opening myself up to the vulnerability of life.

One other group I haven’t mentioned yet are the patients that used to come to me and don’t anymore. I loved them when they were here and who knows they might be back. It’s not my job to figure that out. It is my job is to stay an open vessel of God’s love. I can’t waste my life licking my wounds or feeling abandoned there is too much of God’s work to be done.

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Protect Your Future Fertility

By Madeline Behrendt, D.C.

Dear Colleagues,

Interesting timing for this project, there is an article in the NY Times today about drug ads and the media
( – F.D.A. reviews Ads for Drugs)

As you may know, I was contacted by a writer for Cosmopolitan magazine as a response to the press release for the Infertility research project. We spoke a number of times and her most consistent response to my comments was “I never heard of this before.” I understand her perspective – she’s one of the top health writers on the west coast (published in many magazines, regularly) and she takes pride in being on top of the latest news – BUT – like most health writers, she had no exposure to chiropractic news.

So, my real question was, would she understand chiropractic’s perspective?

When the October 2003 issue came out, I eagerly scanned it looking for how the infertility case studies, chiropractic, and my comments would be presented. What did I find? There was absolutely NO mention of chiropractic, the infertility project, or any of the authors – all of this vital and ground breaking information was completely absent from the article. What did make the article? Well, the same old, same old, 1-2-3-4-5, yes FIVE, medical doctors had comments appearing in the article.

Cosmopolitan isn’t my usual reading, and I wasn’t sure how I felt about chiropractic being in the magazine, but I am absolutely sure how I felt about chiropractic not being in it. I don’t know who eliminated it, or how or why, but this will not change through our silence – they need to know this is not OK. (FYI, that issue of Cosmo had only 2 drug ads, both OTC.)

I’m inviting everyone to write a letter, mine is included in this email for reference. To make an impact I believe it would be best if letters were sent in the same time frame, instead of piddling in – so if everyone could send them off by this Friday (October 10) that would be excellent. Please send me a copy, thanks!

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TO: [email protected]
RE: How to Protect Your Future Fertility (10/03)

Is it eggs women are given a limited number of, or choices? Would Cosmo offer readers only 1 color dress, or 1 lipstick, or 1 hairstyle? No? So why are readers given only one approach in health news? There were FIVE medical doctor’s comments included in the fertility article, but absolutely no comments from providers of natural approaches!

As lead researcher for a published study on chiropractic and infertility (, I was interviewed for this article, however this information was completely absent from the publication. Isn’t Cosmo missing something? Research by Eisenberg, M.D., et al, documented that more consumers go to non-medical than medical providers; statistics show chiropractic is a leading choice for consumers and 59% of those utilizing chiropractic are women. The message of promoting women’s health through chiropractic has received a strong response, I’ve been a guest speaker at the United Nations, met with Congress, been featured on WebMd, and more.

The nerves to the reproductive organs are located in the lower spine and their function can become distorted as a response to accumulated life stresses. 100% of the infertile women in the study had these spinal distortions; as chiropractic care helped improve proper function, fertility shifted. What about the Cosmo readers who are struggling with fertility function, why give them less choices than they deserve?

In health,
Dr. Madeline Behrendt, D.C.
[email protected]
Chair of the WCA Council on Women’s Health
Associate Editor of the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research @ 6:37 am | Article ID: 1065188258

Why My Dog Sees a Chiropractor

By Dr. Syd Dhillon, Chiropractor

As an intern at Chiropractic College, I was surprised to see an older dog that had suffered neurological damage after a stroke, as a regular patient in our clinic. The dog would walk in tight circles repeatedly. After witnessing a chiropractic adjustment, I was amazed to see ‘Duke’ start walking in a straight line immediately after an adjustment of its neck area.

You see Chiropractic is not just for humans. Nor is it just for ‘sick’ people. Each living organism is born with Divine Perfection within it. The full expression of this Perfection ensures that proper healing, among other things, is able to take place. While I may have been surprised to see a dog participating in the chiropractic adjustment process… I quickly understood why ‘Duke’ was there, and why I would see such changes after an adjustment.

The bodies’ own natural healing mechanisms are far greater than any we may try and substitute from the outside. There are countless chemical secretions occurring within all living organisms that assure the body is able to function perfectly. While doctors can guess as to what is wrong, what medicine is needed, in what dosage etc… the body always knows exactly what chemical secretion to start or increase, and exactly when to do it.

The expression of this Perfection occurs via the nervous system. The brain and all of the cells of the body are in constant communication. And as long as this is so, the body remains in a state of ease… every function within it occurring just as it is meant to.

Chiropractors find and remove interference within the nervous system, thereby restoring proper communication between the brain and body, and more importantly, allowing the bodies’ Perfection to express Itself fully.

Many have misunderstood Chiropractic to be a treatment for back and neck pain. Yes, back and neck problems do resolve with a great deal of regularity as a ‘side-effect’ of the chiropractic adjustment process. However there is an incredible array of conditions that have resolved after the Life Force has been freed to work Its’ magic. Chiropractic is not a treatment for these conditions, any more than it is for back and neck pain. It is quite simply a way to stay connected to the Divine Perfection within. When this Perfection is expressing Itself fully, all aspects of life improve, not just your health.

Last summer I adopted a beautiful little 12 week-old puppy. He started his Chiropractic adjustment process immediately. Why? Not because he was sick, or hurt, rather just so he could fulfill his potential for health, and life. So he could fully experience 100% of the life that God blessed him with. @ 6:54 am | Article ID: 1065102863

Are you a Natural – Super CA’s Motivation

By Super CA Lynne Gawley-Hofstetter

Greetings Super CA’s:

Are you a Natural?

It’s 5:30 p.m. on a Wednesday night at “Fun Time Chiropractic”, your busiest time. Members of your Chiropractic Family fill the reception area. Most of them are in a hurry, anxious to get home for dinner. Some are still grumpy from a bad day and they don’t want to wait.

At the front desk, making appointments, handing out travel cards, collecting money, playing with kids, giving out stickers and answering questions is a big smile. Periodically answering the phone while still maintaining control of the front desk activity. Man, what a rush!

Sound impossible? It would be except that the chiropractic assistant is Super CA and she was born to be a CA. As a patient comes to the front desk, he’s greeted with a smile that would melt an ice block. Super CA gives that intense personal attention that dispels aggravation. Super CA is understanding when the patient can’t find his checkbook. She is forgiving when the patient explains that he is late because he got held up at work and asks him to take note that we have no clock in our reception area. As long as we are here you can come in. When she schedules the next appointment, she lets him know that his family is important as she asks whether his wife and children will be accompanying him. As he leaves, Super CA flashes a smile as she says “See you next Wednesday.”

When Super CA answers the phone, calling the chiropractic family member by name, (without even being told who they are) callers would think that she’s sitting behind a peaceful desk with no responsibility but to answer their calls. Super CA’s at their service while collecting money and pulling travel cards, (thank the powers that be and the good doctor for purchasing that headset). When they hang up, they feel special because Super CA has added the human touch. She wasn’t even trained to have the personal touch, it comes naturally.

Everyone wants that human touch, not just your chiropractic family members in a crowded reception area. The person on the telephone, your co-workers and your DC need it too.

When you’re having a busy day and patients are “in your face” with complaints or problems think of Super CA. Give your chiropractic family members the kind of personal attention they will remember for years to come and they will tell all their friends about. You may be the only friendly face they have seen all day.

The Super CA I am writing about is you. I give thanks for you everyday Super CA. We are all making a big difference!

I love you because you love what I love. Loving… serving… giving… Chiropractic is Life!!!
Until next time… Super CA Lynne @ 7:07 am | Article ID: 1065017240