Month: February 2008

ICPA Volunteering Opportunity – Whole Children Whole Planet Expo

ICPA News

Northridge, CA: The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) will be having a booth at the Whole Children, Whole Planet Expo in Northridge, CA on May 17-18, 2008. We are seeking a few ICPA members to volunteer to run the booth (we will be handing out Pathways and promoting the magazine and the ICPA). This promises to be a wonderful expo and is a great networking opportunity.

Pathways Magazine for Family Wellness The Whole Children, Whole Planet (WCWP) Expo is about raising healthy children – mind, body and spirit – in a safe, natural, non-toxic, nurturing environment. Our mission is to empower and educate the caregivers of our children and the earth. We want to address a need in our society for guidance and education for creating more balanced lifestyles and provide people with the tools they need to make informed decisions and take proper actions.

You can get more information about the expo here.

Expo Date: May 17-18, 2008
Show Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Both Days

Event Location: Highland Hall – Waldorf School
17100 Superior St., Northridge, CA 91325

Directions: Highland Hall is located in Northridge, easily accessible from the Interstate I-405 San Diego Freeway. Take the Nordhoff Street exit West to Balboa Blvd; turn right and go North to Superior Street and turn left/West. (Five exits North of the 101/Ventura Freeway and the 405 Freeway interchange; or two exits South of the 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway and 405 Freeway interchange.)

International Chiropractic Pediatric Association Mission Statement: Engaging and serving family chiropractors worldwide through education, training, and research, establishing excellence in professional skills and uniting in a global community which cooperatively and passionately participates in advancing chiropractic for both the profession and the public.

Please let us know if you are interested and would be available then. We will contact you to let you know if we can use your help. Thank you!

ICPA Volunteering Opportunity – Whole Children Whole Planet Expo, May 17-18
17100 Superior St., Northridge, California 91325

ICPA Contact: Crystal Gloistein – Community Education Department
International Chiropractic Pediatric Association

Related ICPA articles include: Our Strength is in Our Knowing, Greater Comfort and Safer Births, and Chiropractic Care and Wellness.

planetc1.com-news @ 8:10 pm | Article ID: 1204258280

101 Ad Snippets For Chiropractic Advertising

by Daria Belov

Chiropractors across the United States are increasingly adding Pay Per Click (PPC) marketing as a way to attract new clients into their local chiropractic offices. Like any other business engaged in PPC, the goal in most cases is to get viewers to click ads that match the products/services they are seeking. Just like magazine or newspaper advertising requires creative ad copy, online PPC campaigns require creative content that will motivate viewers. Unlike ads that offer lot’s of room for advertising text, most PPC ads limit space for creating ads to only 3 short lines of text. In this post I have compiled a lengthy list of examples seen in advertising for chiropractic focused contextual ads.

In the examples shared below you will see a lot of one line sentences. In most cases, ads consisted of a keyword on the first line, ad copy on line two, and a URL on line three. Since this post is focused on ad copy most of the snippets show just the text that appeared on line #2. In some cases I included text from the first line, especially when the advertiser used that space to include more ad copy rather than a brand term (Atlas Chiropractic) or keyword (chiropractor).

Chiropractor Side PostureThe term Chiropractor was the keyword used for all searches. Some searches were localized (ie: Chiropractor New York) so as to grab information from varying cities and metros in the USA. While there may not be 101 Chiropractic Ad Snippets displayed here, there are enough for you to get a good idea as to what kinds of results are being displayed. Please note that I’m not encouraging use of any of this ad snippets, nor am I making judgement as to which ones may be effective or not. Check out my post on Price Listed to see a brief review of ads that included pricing info.

The Chiropractic List

Contact Us for Superb Chiropractic Care from a Skilled Chiropractor.

Are you in Pain Now?
We Can See You Today! … Get the care you need today

Main Street Chiropractic
Emergency Chiropractic Care. No waiting 15 yrs exp

Non-surgical Spinal Decompression, Massage & Physical Therapy.

Exam Special Only $17.00
We won’t crack and pop you … or make you come in 300 times!

Sports/Fenzian Practitioner Roseville/Rocklin/Granite Bay

Call our Chiropractic Clinic for Care From Skilled Chiropractors.

Severe Back Pain?
No Waiting Chiropractic Ctr Fin Dist. Lunch apts

Got a Pain in Your Neck? Call Us
Today for Chiropractic Services.

Call a Skilled Chiropractor Today
for Effective Chiropractic Care.

Chiropractic
Henderson and Las Vegas Area
$40 Exam and X-Rays

Chiropractic
Providing new solutions
for your health concerns.

Whiplash Treatment Expert

Graston Technique, Fast Pain Relief Immediate Appointments

Chiropractic Special
$25 New patient super offer.
Limited time

Back, Neck, & Wrist Pain Center

Modern Relief w/Care

The No Crack Chiropractor
We won’t crack and pop you … or make you come in 300 times!

Tired of Having Back & Neck Pain?

Feel Better Faster
Chiropractic-Active Release (ART)

Don’t turn your
back on pain. Come in today!

Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches?
Free Exam with a Local Chiropractor

Voted “Best in County” – Poll
— Free Initial Consultations!

Call our Chiropractic Clinic for Care From Skilled Chiropractors.

Chiropractic Treatment, Massage & Physical Therapy in one place.

Got Pain?
We Can See You Today! Chiropractic and Massage Therapy

Get Expert Chiropractic Care in Fremont and San Leandro.

No Waiting. Free 15 minute Massage 15 yrs exp. Lunch apts

Gentle Chiropractic Care Main Street in San Diego

Downtown back/neck pain specialist Same day appt.

Vegas Area Chiropractor. Over 35 Years Experience.

Get Well and Stay Well

Find an experienced chiropractor
Highest standards of care

Gentle, effective injury treatment
& chiropractic care in Cleveland

Orthopedic/Neurologic Testing
Nerve Scans & Posture Appraisal

Local Chiropractor featured on
Channel 5 News, Microsoft provider

Call Our Chiropractors for
Excellent Chiropractic Care Today.

Pain, Rehab, Sports Injury.
Chiropractic Massage Therapy Clinic

Tired Of Having Back And Neck Pain?
We Can Help. Call Us today!

Call for new patient specials! Advanced care for the whole family!

30 Years Experience Using Therapy Techniques & Massage.

Mountain View CA Chiropractor, Free Computerized Back Analysis.

Spinal Decompression in Galveston, TX Call us Today!

Family Chiropractic Care and
Massage Therapy, Provo UT

Tempe Chiropractic
Back Pain Specialists

Stop Back & Neck Pain
Safe & Natural Chiropractic Healing

Scottsdale’s Elite Chiropractic Clinic

Mobile Chiropractic
Chiropractor who makes House Calls

High-Quality Chiropractic Care.

Regain Your Life – Pain Free
Finding The Right Program For You!

Same Day Appointments, Fast Service

Call Us for Excellent Acupuncture and Chiropractic Treatment.

Natural Health & Chiro. Center

Tired of Back and Neck Pain
Free Computer SEMG Testing

Suffering From Pain In Your Back Or
Neck? Contact Our Chiropractor.

Stop Pain Today! Insurance Accepted

Peace Chiropractic Clinic
Affordable Spinal Decompression

Tulsa Chiropractor
Offers Free Back Tune Up

Dayton Chiropractor
Offers Free Back Tune Up

Call a Skilled Chiropractor Today & Start Relieving Your Back Pain Now.

See Why Our Patients Get Well and Stay Well in Our Illinois Office.

Friendly, Relaxing Atmosphere. Free
Initial Consultation and Exam.

Experienced local chiropractor
Schedule an appointment today!

Painless Decompression Therapy Huntington, NY. Free Evaluation!

We are ready for your back pain emergency. Open daily to help you.

Been in a car accident?
Avoid long-term latent effects Protect yourself with an exam today

Are you in Pain Now?
We Can See You Today! Available 6 Days a Week

Chiropractic Ft. Lauderdale
Acupuncture, Massage, Laser Therapy

Chiropractic, Disc Decompression

Stop Back Pain Today. Free Consult.

Do You Suffer from Back Pain? For Chiropractic Services, Call Today.

Emergency Chiropractic Care

Gentle Chiropractic Care

Serving Santa Monica Since 1984.
New Patient Discount on 1st Visit.

Neck & Back Pain Specialist
We can see you Today!

Gentle, holistic approach.
Insurance accepted. Same day appts.

Do You Suffer from Back Pain? For
Chiropractic Services, Call Today.

Offering the most highly researched
chiropractic care available.

Chiropractic Healing Center.
Care for auto and sports injuries.

Spinal Decompression Therapy Here! Herniated Disc? Neck Pain? Sciatica?

Back, shoulder, neck pain, headache Nutrition counseling, weight loss.

Find an experienced chiropractor
Dedicated to your recovery

Chiropractic Treatment, Massage And
Physical Therapy. Call Us Today!

Chiropractic, Massage, Therapy
Health Products and information

Sports Medicine. Back and Neck
Pain, Carpal Tunnel, Fibromyalgia.

Injuries treated and documented
Over a decade experience

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The 7 results shown below were delivered from Chiropractic Directory Services so I put them in a category of their own.

Find a Credentialed Chiropractor. View Specialties and Profiles.

Come to [brand name] to read reviews and find what you want

Find local doctors & care centers. Search your listings

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easy and secure. No sign-up needed.

Browse a Vast Directory of
Leading Chiropractors in Nevada

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Hope you found this list useful in helping to develop ideas for your PPC marketing campaigns.

planetc1.com-news @ 1:56 pm | Article ID: 1204235807

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression San Jose

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Was that a chiropractor you were looking for?

Sometimes I see the strangest advertising results. I am in Santa Clara California for a three-day Internet conference. As I often do while I’m in my hotel room, I’ve been doing research on local chiropractic advertising to see what’s popular in this area. I know that Dr. Gavin Carr is in the Palo Alto area but I’m not too familiar with what chiropractic offices are just outside my hotel room (Hyatt Regency on Great American Avenue), so I decided to do some online searching.

San Jose chiropractor I discovered two or three local chiropractic offices doing some PPC ad campaigns online. One of the interesting results I found was for an advertisement trying to capture people searching for the term chiropractic.

Finding chiropractor offices in the bay area wouldn’t be at all surprising, but this ad mentioned nothing about chiropractic. Instead, the ad was marketing terms such as non-surgical spinal decompression, massage, and physical therapy. I didn’t get a chance to find out if it was a chiropractic office providing decompression services, and other therapy based services such as physical therapy or massage (not tushy massage), as the ads were gone the next time I went through performing a search.

I may be wrong but from a marketing perspective I think it strange that someone would be paying for placement in the search category of chiropractic and then delivering results for non-chiropractic services. Almost seems like false advertising to me. If somebody was seeking tissue massage I would assume that’s what they’d be searching for. Same goes for spinal decompression therapy (by the way search volume is considerably low for such a term nationwide) and physical therapy.

This reminds me of ads I used to see for orthopedic surgeons targeting the term chiropractic in PPC ad campaigns. I am no longer seeing orthopedic surgery type results in chiropractor type targeted keyword searches.

Reminds me to pay closer attention to what industries may being running ad campaigns directed at potential chiropractic patients. See my posts on Chicagoland Chiropractors and West Valley Chiropractic for related local search results.

Month Ending Wednesday Chiropractic Ads for February 27, 2008

by planetc1 classifieds

Whether you are seeking Chiropractic Supplies and Equipment for Sale (like a Myovision SEMG system) or Job Opportunities and Practices for Sale (like in Syracuse (Suburb) NY), this post is a weekly round up of the most recent advertisements placed in the Classifieds section on Planet Chiropractic. Featured are selected ads that were placed before midweek of February 27, 2008.

chiropractic posters(photo: chiropractic posters displayed in a chiropractor’s office)

Syracuse (Suburb) NY practice for sale — NY Practice For Sale: 20 year family practice collecting $228,073.00. Dr take home before taxes $194,888.00. Low overhead. 8,632 total visits. Doctor works 20 hours weekly. Numbers expected to double next year with introduction of decompression rehab. Must move! Pix on web! 100% financing O.A.C.

DC’s wanted in Croatia — Chiron Chiropractic Centers are looking for DC’s to work in Croatia. There are 4 possible locations, Istra, Zagreb, Cakovec and Dalmatia. We offer 3 salary options: one is based on a straight salary plus bonus, the second based upon a straight percentage and the 3rd a sliding percentage scale. Kiropraktika.

Western Canada — Graduating in April 08, I am seeking an associateship with future partnership/ownership possibilities. I am seeking to work with an experienced doctor who treats with diversified manual adjusting, soft tissue work and rehabilitation. I am also interested in blending that with nutrition. I have taken many supplemental seminars including ART, MPI and nutrition and plan to use these techniques daily.

Chiropractic Office for Leasse — Chiropractic office for lease in a prime location in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The office was custom built for use as a Chiropractic Office. The Office has waiting room, large receptionist area, conference room, 6 adjusting rooms, doctors office and x-ray room.

Associate Doctor Wanted — Looking for a highly motivated, excited-about-chiropractic associate who is ready to learn to be successful. We have trained many in our associate program to become better doctors and highly successful in practice. Base salary plus commissions depending on how hard you work! Training on marketing will also be given. Nice community and work environment. Looking to fill ASAP so call or email now.

Chattanooga Adjustable Table — This table is near excellent condition, with only a few scrapes on the metal base. Upholstery is not torn any where, and the motor and hydraulics work like they are new. I have been told “The Chattanooga Group” is the manufacturer, but I can not locate an official seal stating this. The table comes with 4 foot pedals which are also in good condition. additional pictures are available upon request.

Looking for a Ottawa clinic — Looking to purchase a Ottawa Chiropractic clinic! Chiropractor looking to purchase a wellness based clinic or looking to join a team were the current doctor may be looking to retire and sell the practice.

fledgling chiro looking for a home — I am a recent graduate of Palmer looking for a place to get started. I first became aquainted with chiropractic while serving in the military in Colorado and it changed my life. I am ready now to come back to Colorado and begin to impact others and the profession which has already done so much for me. Although I am a new graduate, I am former military and matured more than you might expect of a new graduate. I am independant and competent and ready to go. I am already licensed in Colorado and eager to get started. If you are looking for an associate who is ready to go and not someone to babysit, please contact me for a CV and personal history.

Pronex Cervical Traction — Pronex 2 Cervical Traction (size L) with storage case. Why pay $495 for a new one when you can get a barely used Pronex for only $295.

Lektro-scan Neuroptholator — Lektro-Scan Neuropatholator. Outstanding condition. All buttons (26) and lights (138) work perfectly. Why pay $1795 for a new one when you can have one in perfect condition for only $795.

Insight Millenium – Lowest Price on Web — Insight Millenium for sale. sEMG with Thermal & ROM – all manuals, software, extra leads brochures and storage case. Used less than 100 times. Why take over a lease payment of $300/mo for 2-3 years when you can buy an exceptional machine for only $4500. This is the lowest price anywhere for a Millenium. Photos available upon request.

Brican Mediadoc System For Sale — Great Condition! I have a Brican Mediadoc system (includes LCD monitor, notebook PC) and updated programs. This is a great way to educate your patients! The only reason I’m selling it is that I just retired to stay home and have more babies! I paid $18K for this system. Make me an offer and I’ll probably say yes!

La Marque and Galveston Associate/Clinic Director — Associate needed for busy satellite clinics in La Marque and Galveston, Texas. No experience needed, but must be driven and eager to learn to run your own practice. $60,000/year minimum plus unlimited bonus to care for patients that we provide for you! In addition, keep 60% of any patients you generate. Paid training, vacation time and health insurance are just a few of the added incentives.

Want to franchise your clinic? — My family and I are looking to relocate to North Alabama (i.e. Decatur, Madison, Huntsville, etc), and we are looking for a chiropractic investor to finance a new clinic. I have a fully furnished clinic that is available to be relocated but would like to be mentored under an established chiropractor for a few years and serve in a ” Clinic Director” position with the chance to purchase the clinic back at an appraised value in 3-5 years. Great opportunity for a chiropractor to “franchise out” and make 300 to 400% return on investment in a few years. I would classify my self as having excellent clinical, communication, and people skills and very eager to build a clinic in a new area. I have a business proposal ready for anyone interested.

Wanted PulStarFRAS — I am looking for a PulStarFRAS Adjusting unit for reasonable price.

The above content is of a time sensitive nature. Individual advertisements made no longer be available if ad has expired or user has deleted their post. Visitors can browse and view all active classifieds and/or subscribe to the classified RSS feed, which updates with the latest advertisement posted, several times per day.

planetc1.com-news @ 2:44 pm | Article ID: 1204152308

Fire it Up at DCS with Philosophical Comedy

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Dr. Brian Porteous & Dr. Terry Rondberg are upcoming speakers at the Dead Chiropractic Society Clubhouse, in Newport Beach, California. Dr. Porteous has published over one hundred articles in professional journals, and has made numerous presentations regarding “Patient Centered” healthcare to professional and lay audiences nationwide. His positive, entertaining and informative approach is a winning combination for patients and doctors.

Dr. Rondberg will explain the importance of congruency in all of your examinations and reports. Providing protocols for data collection and measuring outcomes and doing reassessments. How the diagnosis of vertebral subluxation improves quality of life, proving the value of your care in a wellness environment leading to the validation of CHIROPRACTIC.

Dead Chiropractic Society

$39.00 Pre-Pay or $59.00 at the door. Students only $20.00
Experience starts 8pm at DCS Clubhouse in Newport Beach, CA
For dates and details call DCS at (949)250-0600.

Other upcoming chiropractic events include:

Wednesday June 18, 2008 — Dr. Tim O’Shea — 8:00pm at DCS Clubhouse in Newport Beach, CA

Wednesday July 23, 2008 — Dr. Jon Baker — 8:00pm at DCS Clubhouse in Newport Beach, CA

Also… DON’T FORGET on April 26, 2008 — Approved for 17 hours of continuing education – The West Coast D.E.

“At the Beautiful Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa CA”

Famous chiropractic names such as: Chestnut, Schofield, Schiffman, Gregg, Gentempo, Plasker, Harte, Nikitow, Buerger, Tao, Porteous, and Demoss
For details call DCS at 949-250-0600

Fight The Real War On Drugs. Just Say No To Big Pharma And The Medical Cartel. Looking For A Few Good Kiros To Join The DCS Army Now! The DCS Experience. Are You Experienced?

Dead Chiropractic Society
20321 Birch Street, Suite 100 – Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 250-0600

Related posts include: Mark Victor Hansen speaking at DCS in SoCal February 6th 2008, Do You Believe, a post about Dr. Bill and the DCS movement through Southern California, a historic event with Dr. Sid Williams, arguably the worlds most influential chiropractor besides BJ & DD Palmer.

planetc1.com-news @ 10:19 am | Article ID: 1204136401

Career and Contininuing Edu

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

I’m at an internet conference in Santa Clara today and someone from the platform was speaking about image in search. They were saying that sometims people find articles based on image searches and that people should be paying closer attention to the images that exist inside their content.

chiropractic photo checking neck I performed some searches on articles appearing on Planet Chiropractic and our Blog Pages to see which articles may be getting additional traffic as a result of the photos imbededded into the posts.

The first article I found was about Career Nights for people seeking to become chiropractors. I may not post about it often enough but the are frequently career nights that people can attend, taking place all over the US.

Yesterday I mentioned Sharon Gorman and Focus events she puts on Pennsylvania. While those events are not specifically geared towards careers in chiropractic, they are great events to attend (providing an opportunity for potential chiropractic students meet chiropractors) and I’d recommend checking them out.

On the topic of images, there was a nice image showing chiropractic education included in the article. A 2nd article, which was about continuing education, received some traffic for image searches as well. That article featured a photo that was taken in my LA office a couple of years ago.

The article is a brief guide to continuing edu taking place in the United States. Check out the events pages for more info about educational seminars for chiropractors.

This article on blood pressure and chiropractic also did well for image search. The image from that article is here. Curious that all other articles I found so far doing well for image search included photos of woman. Don’t know yet if that is a coincidence or not. Have to review more stats.

Doctor Gorman Wants You Focused on Chiropractic

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Chiropractic philosophy events are nothing new in the Pennsylvania area and Dr. Sharon Gorman wants to make sure chiropractors are getting a chance to fellowship regularly. There was an email in my inbox today regarding an event coming up next week, and while I cannot attend, it motivated me to dig into some Sharon Gorman articles and messages from the past.

There are dozens of posts authored by Sharon Gorman and I just wanted to share a few. Details on the Focus Philosophy event are below.

Chiropractic - Light Up Your Life (photo: Chiropractic poster in one of Sharon’s offices)

From Dr. Sharon German’s Chiropractic Mission — The thing that really comes to mind to me today is the thought of changing someone’s life with the Chiropractic message. Again, and again it becomes so evident to me how much regular Chiropractic care effects the quantity and quality of someone’s life. We have only one body and we have so many decisions made every day, every hour, that effect our lives today and way into the future.

On Loving Your Chiropractic Life — Close your eyes for a minute and visualize how it would look if it was even better. Dream what the life of your dreams would look like. What is your purpose? Are your living your purpose today? Realize that you have choices concerning how your life turns out yet realize that you are not in charge. Take God’s love that is inside of you and express it today. Today I pray for God’s will for me and the power to carry it out. Today I am grateful and choose to look at the gifts not the challenges.

A 2002 post with Sharon sharing My Vision of My Practice — I like daydreaming. If I can see something in my minds eye I can usually create it, provided it is God’s will. I often talk about the freedom of turning it over to God and praying for God’s will, not my own. I find my life works better when I wake up in the morning with the objective to serve. I want life to give me the opportunity to love, give and serve out of my abundance. That for me is the simple part. Where sometimes I get a little confused is being able to see how I can best be used.

Another inspirational post from 2002 titled: Life by the Mile is a Trial — This is your life. Only you can change you. You can’t change anyone else. As you change you, everything in your world changes. If nothing changes, nothing changes. Sit down right now and write down a commitment to yourself. Make it simple. It only needs to be a little change for today. Don’t sit and think about doing this and not do it. Nothing will change except you might get a little more disgusted with yourself. You might get a little more frustrated and sometimes the pain of those feelings is what you will need to motivate you.

And let’s not forget about Inner Peace — If someone or something outside of yourself has the power to piss you off then it will. If my happiness is dependent of what other people think of me than I am very vulnerable because what other people do and say is more often connected to their stuff than to my stuff and if I need anyone else’s permission to be at peace than I am again making myself very vulnerable. I need to connect to my source of strength and feel confident in myself and my connection so that I can proceed into the world independent of the circumstances of my life.

These Focus events rock, if you are in the area, I wouldn’t miss them.

Focus Philosophy Night – March 8th – 7:00 pm
Optional Dinner together starts at 6 pm

New Beginnings Team Speakers
Jay Handt, DC and Ernie Landi, DC

Howard Johnson Hotel
PA-611, Bartonsville, PA 18321

Route 611 Bartonsville PA (Exit 302 off I-80)
(570) 424-6100 for Hotel Reservations

Any questions call Jennifer Finn, DC (570) 586-3440

planetc1.com-news @ 10:44 pm | Article ID: 1204008292

Flu-like illness – Calling your own shots

By Darrel Crain, D.C.

San Diego, California: The pinnacle of the flu season is upon us in the United States.

I recall vividly a couple of years ago when my body suddenly erupted into the explosive symptoms of the flu. I felt as a milk carton must feel being knocked down and repeatedly run over by the wheels of a large truck, contents gushing in every direction. I spent a long, miserable night in the bathroom on that occasion, and the next day sleeping fitfully in bed.

flu shots for influenzaEach year, an estimated 10 to 15 percent of our population comes down with the wickedly uncomfortable but seldom fatal symptoms of influenza-like illness. However, only a tiny fraction of all this suffering has anything to do with actual influenza virus. The remaining 85-90 percent is caused by something else.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 8 percent of suspected influenza specimens for the 2007-2008 season have so far tested positive for influenza, as listed on the CDC flu website (week 5). That means the vast majority of tested cases, 92 percent of the total, have all been non-influenza flu. This is a fairly typical number, an average flu season finds only about 10 percent of influenza-like illness having any relation to influenza virus.

Which brings up an important question about the annual flu wars waged by our health leaders: What is the nature of the enemy we are fighting? What do we mean when we say “the flu”? As every soldier knows, to win a war, you need to know who (or what) the enemy is that you are fighting.

Year after year the generals in charge of the flu wars seem to always call the same shots, er, flu shots. Now, I am not by any means a military strategist, but I’m wondering if it is possible to win a war by going after only one tenth of the enemy (influenza) while allowing the other 90 percent (something else) to go unchecked?

But even if we add together all cases of influenza-flu and non-influenza flu, the total threat is miniscule compared to the epidemics of chronic disease we face. No battle plan has yet been produced for chronic disease, nor does it have its own season.

“Currently, modern chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cancer, are the leading killers in Westernized society and are increasing rampantly in developing nations. In fact, obesity, diabetes, and hypertension are now even commonplace in children,” wrote Christian K. Roberts, PhD. and R. James Barnard, PhD. in the Journal of Applied Physiology, 2005.

There is, however, a clear solution to the epidemics of chronic disease we face, according to their research, “exercise and diet.”

Overwhelming evidence from a variety of sources, including epidemiological, prospective cohort, and intervention studies, links most chronic diseases seen in the world today to physical inactivity and inappropriate diet consumption.

“It is commonly argued that it is difficult to change the lifestyle of obese and sedentary people, but such pessimism may not be justified. For a successful public health approach to chronic disease prevention, we cannot rely on pharmaceuticals but must implement long-term, sustainable behaviors that encourage healthy lifestyles,” report Roberts and Barnard.

Just by coincidence, the same remedy for chronic disease, a healthy lifestyle, seems to work equally well at preventing a whole range of the “something else” behind seasonal non-influenza flu, the bigger part of influenza-like illness. But as the good doctors point out, this requires facing the two English words most likely to trigger fear and loathing in the American public, diet and exercise.

Mark Twain wrote, “I am pushing sixty. That is enough exercise for me.” American educator Robert Hutchins said, “Whenever I feel like exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes.”

Despite our collective reluctance to get up and get in shape, there has never been a better time than right now to get moving. As Albert Einstein noted, “Nothing happens until something moves.”

Our bodies need motion to move nutrients to the cells and carry away waste. Oxygen-rich blood reaches all corners of the body under pressure, but requires pumping back to the heart by the action of skeletal muscle. Motion circulates oxygen tired blood through blood vessels, and proteins through the lymph vessels. Everything heads back to the heart to start over.

As for fear of the word diet, “I need to go on a diet” should be replaced with, “I choose to eat delicious, fresh, chemical-free food naturally high in nutrients and fiber.” Humorist Kin Hubbard believes it is about control, “The alimentary canal is thirty-two feet long. You control only the first three inches of it. Control it well.”

Three universal rules apply here: First, you are what you eat. Second, you aren’t what you don’t eat. Third, you are what you don’t excrete.

“Eating a vegetarian diet, walking (exercising) everyday, and meditating is considered radical. Allowing someone to slice your chest open and graft your leg veins in your heart is considered normal and conservative,” observed Dean Ornish, M.D.

Stop worrying if you can’t manage a vegetarian diet, you can still begin eating sensibly. Benjamin Franklin outlined the basic problem over two hundred years ago, “In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.”

Motion is life. Loss of motion is loss of vital energy. A sedentary body stagnates, and tends to become toxic and inflammatory. A body that moves freely, heals freely. Signing up at the gym is not the answer unless you actually go there. Perhaps you should save your money, buy a couple of hand weights and take long walks back and forth to the gym, or just walk laps around the parking lot there. Even moderate exercise improves health.

The best advice I’ve read on how we can take control of our own health was this anonymous tip, “The best way to get something done is to begin.”


Dr. Darrel Crain is a Family Chiropractor and Natural Health Writer practicing in San Diego, California. He is the President of the CCA San Diego County District and can be reached at 619-445-0100

planetc1.com-news @ 1:48 pm | Article ID: 1203976116

I Still Like Dry Erase Boards

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

I still like using dry erase boards to get my thoughts out where I can view them. I don’t know what it it but the whiteboard still does it for me.

I’ve tried mindmaps and other computer based applications but I’m not sold yet. Starting looking online to order a new 8′ by 4′ magnetic board so I can get more thoughts up daily.

I found two photos I took sometime last year and was amused by what I find myself writing. Webmasters and search people would get this stuff but it may look like gibberish to others. This screenshot below was from 2006 and related to some daily tasks on planetc1.

Dry Erase Screenshot

This stuff may actually come in handy (at least for me)…
TEXT
HTML
Standards
Blocks of Content

*Video in Content (that’s turned out to be important)

Organized Video Content
RSS From Google w/ Keyword
Page Template w/feed Inserted

This was related to news content publishing and converting a perl script to RSS…

Headline <– Becomes .HTML
Desc. <– One Sentance
Meta Keywords <– Less than 20
Intro <– One Paragraph on Homepage
Story <– Content

links

The above screenshot was taking at sometime before the other, probably in 2006. Funny that I’d be writing things like Links out. It works for me. I’ll put something like this on the board and leave it there a few days (or weeks if it takes that long) to sink in. Who doesn’t like links?

I’m looking at the board for this weekend and it’s nearly full. My reminder that it’s time to get a new board. I promise I’ll make good use of it and won’t make lame posts like this one.

Now if I could only find a local (Culver City, Los Angeles, Santa Monica) place where I can get a new or used board I’d be set. The one’s I have found online are like $100+ to ship. Gotta be one for me locally. Holler if you’ve got one.

Quick Peek Sunday Ads for the Week of February 24, 2008

by planetc1 classifieds

Whether you are seeking Chiropractic Supplies and Equipment for Sale (like a Subluxation Station) or Job Opportunities (like an Associate position in CA) and Practices for Sale, this post is a weekly round up of the most recent advertisements placed in the Classifieds section on Planet Chiropractic. Featured are selected ads that were placed for the week of February 24, 2008.

Connecticut Practice For Sale — Connecticut Practice For Sale: Well established 20 year family practice collecting $193,888.00. Dr. take home before taxes $101,344.00. Dr. must move-family emergency. Clinic located in beautiful community just 20 minutes from New Haven off of I-95. Pix on web! 100% Financing O.A.C.

Old School Chiropractic Flexion Table(photo: Titan Chiropractic Flexion Table)

We Market For You — No time to go out and market? That’s where we come in. We run the marketing while you see the patients. No programs to buy or implement. Straight forward marketing plans developed and run for you. See our website or call for more info.

Share Space With Benefits — Toms River, NJ – Share Space With Benefits — Bring your patients in and start working without the hassle of overhead. We do it all; your billing, your scheduling, your collections. All inclusive. It’s still your practice and there’s no limitation on days you can see patients.

Fort Collins Colorado — Fort Collins, CO – Price Reduced Immediate Sale Needed!–this incredibly strong cash practice (70%) is very successfully operated on only 22 DC work hours per week. Amazing location generates the 240 NP/ year with 60% direct referral and walk-ins. All aspects of this business are strong and the practice is primed for revenue explosion. 2007 revenues of OVER $407K!!! Act quickly as a practice like this will not remain on the market for long. Price REDUCED for IMMEDIATE sale @ $329,000.00.

That’s the Short List for classified ads posted before the weekend rolled in. If you are an active user of the Planet Chiropractic classified ad system you may have noticed that there has been a considerable amount of activity going on during the past week. Some changes were made to create greater awareness of our Fraud Contact System. Changes can be seen on all classified pages, new notifications now arrive in all reply to e-mails, and we did some heavy-duty behind the scenes work to tighten things up a bit. Many thanks to the active users that have participated in improving these services.

The above content is of a time sensitive nature. Individual advertisements made no longer be available if ad has expired or user has deleted their post. Visitors can browse and view all active classifieds and/or subscribe to the classified RSS feed, which updates with the latest advertisement posted, several times per day.

While the number of questionable replies to equipment and product postings have decreased significantly since the most recent site updates have been made, user participation continues to be most important in identifying suspect e-mail accounts. A number of related blog posts and classified news posts include Surface EMG & Thermography Sales, Spotting Fraud on Nervo-Scope Ads, X-Ray Equipment For Sale Attempted Fraud, Classified Ad Scams Chiropractic Table, Chiropractic Classifieds Scam, and most importantly Watch out for Scams.

planetc1.com-news @ 7:40 pm | Article ID: 1203910842