Nanaimo Chiropractors

Welcome to the Nanaimo Chiropractors blog of The Lifehouse Chiropractic Studio and Dr. Norm Detillieux, Chiropractor in Nanaimo, BC

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Aging Gracefully ~ The Beacon for Dec 1, 2011

With so many baby boomers looking at how to age gracefully I came across this great article from my friend Dr. Sukhi Muker that I wanted to pass on to all of you. (Thanks Sukhi!)  Enjoy. 

Know that where you are today is a result of beliefs, actions and behaviours of yesterday. And where your life is going is dependent on the beliefs, actions and behaviours of today. To live a proactive life includes adopting a wellness lifestyle that actively empowers you to co-create, manifest and live the life you intend fully connected to your mind, body and spirit. 

In the western world the average life expectancy has increased by over 30 years in the last century. We have been domesticated to believe that this is due to better medical care. Medicine is a vital service that specializes in diagnosis and treatment of symptoms, sickness and disease. The absence of disease or illness does not equate to optimal health. Research has shown that medical care has contributed to 15% while lifestyle factors contributed to 85% of the increase in life-span of 30 years. Therefore, your quantity and quality of living is dependent on factors over which you have full control over.

A reasonable question to ask yourself based on the above research is:  What can I do to increase the quantity and quality of my life?” Research has also shown that not fully integrating life’s experiences and creating subluxations as you age has been linked to chromosomal damage, loss of muscle strength and a loss of memory. It is wonderful to live longer; however, the quality of life during these extra years is vitally important.     

How may we all better sustain the child within us as we age? Research has shown that chiropractic plays an instrumental role in sustaining a high quality of living as we age. 

    Adults who receive regular chiropractic care:
    •   Are more likely to exercise vigorously
    •   Are less likely to be hospitalized
    •   Are more likely to report a better health status
    •   Are less likely to need and use prescription drugs
    •   Are less likely to need to use a nursing home
    •   Are more likely to be active in the community

Your quality of life and health is dependent on the choices you make today. Be proactive and adopt a wellness lifestyle that includes regular exercise, healthy nutrition and life enhancing chiropractic care.  This will ensure that you add more years to your life and more life to years.

Have a beautiful weekend.
Dr. Norm, Heather and Melanie

~~ Congratulations to Caron! 
Our Halloween Draw winner, she selected
"The Breakthrough Experience" by Dr. John DeMartini,
a juicy book to support transformation and growth.  (Copies available at the Lifehouse) 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Occupy Yourself ~ the Beacon for Nov. 24, 2011

Over the past two months we have witnessed what is now the largest global rally for any one cause ever.  Occupy Wall Street has spread like wild fire across the world.  It is no surprise.  I believe that each one of us have a sense that something needs to change and needs to change quickly.  For many I see fingers being pointed solely at the high level CEOs and “banksters” as being the ones to blame, which is easy to do at times like this.  Taking a larger look, I think you will see what is happening is merely the reflection of where we are investing our time and resources into the systems we have been using and upon that reflection sensing a need to reorganize into something greater.

Right now the three major industries in the United States are:
1) War 
2) Wall Street /Commerce 
3) Pharmaceuticals

I would hardly see these three as being vibrant choices for a healthy future.  But the problems aren’t just happening below the border.  Here in Canada 49% of your tax dollars are being spent on the medical system.    And are we getting healthier?  No, in fact this is the first generation of humans where our children have a lower life expectancy than their parents!   Our health and lifestyle practices are leaving us very unhealthy.   In fact adverse effects to prescription medications now rank as the third leading cause of death in Canada!  Please hear me correctly - I am not blaming medical doctors, I have a number of good friends who are MDs one being my sister-in-law, and I have a great deal of respect for what they do.  But the truth is, we as a community are misusing, abusing and overusing drugs and surgery.  And most MDs and nurses would agree with me.   It is easy to point our fingers at someone out there and see them as the problem, but a more responsible approach is to recognize that each one of us has a part in the greater whole.

This brings me to the fundamental issue I believe is occurring right now on the planet.  It is clear that our practices of trying to manipulate, control and overpower nature are not working.   The reality is we are part of nature and we must learn to work with nature.  This includes both our external and internal environments.   We must give birth to a society that is based in a vitalistic paradigm where we recognize and appreciate the inherent intelligence in all things.  Life is sacred and must be respected.  Living our lives in natural order is essential for the survival of our species as an individual and as a collective.  The change begins within.   Occupy yourself.  Listen and trust your own voice, not a voice outside you that is guiding you towards fear and lack.  Learn to nourish yourself in natural ways.   Be proactive, practice prevention, and be willing to make changes in your lifestyle.  Get adjusted so you have a clear connection to your inherent intelligence (aka your innate/ your lifeforce).   The solution does not reside outside you, it lies within.  Stand up and stand tall knowing that you are the difference.  Together we form the web of life and each strand is essential to the whole and together we are webbing a new collective.  It is such a splendid and dynamic time on the planet.  How exciting!

Until next time,
Daring you on to express yourself fully so you can be the best  you – you can be!
Be well,

Dr. Norm & his team

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Restore Integrity to the CCE

The "powers that be" want to restrict chiropractor’s ability to adjust subluxations and increase their access to drugs and surgery, essentially making them more like medical doctors.

If you
find this a travesty like us, please sign the online petition
Restore integrity to the CCE
Or in person at the Lifehouse, reception area.

Now is the time! Here is the place!  You are the one!
If you value your health and the quality of a chiropractic adjustment, please sign. Now more than ever we need your support. Speak up! Your voice counts!

"A small group of thoughtful people could change the world.
Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."  ~  Margaret Mead

(Also please forward to friends, family, co-workers, neighbours - help create awareness of what the CCE is 'trying' to do.

Thank you, your support in sharing the importance and value of chiropractic message is critical.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

An Oldie But A Goody - The Safety Pin cycle ~ The Beacon for November 10, 2011

One of the easiest metaphors for how your body works is using the safety pin analogy.  If you look at the safety pin the top part represents your brain and the bottom part is your body (all your organs and muscles) and the metal pieces on the side represent your nerves that connect your brain to your body and your body to your brain.  Your nerves form the mind body connection and also the body mind connection.  When things are connected and functioning optimally you are in a state of health everything is 100%. 

But as life happens we often face stresses, whether these be physical, mental, emotional or chemical and when these are more than your ability to handle your system short circuits.  This short circuit is what we chiropractors call a subluxation.   Imagine what would happen in your body if your brain was not communicating ideally with your body? 


When I adjust you, the light contact that I make, helps to reconnect your brain to your body and your body to your brain, allowing you to integrate the energy, restoring proper communication.   My job is to connect you, once you are connected your inner healer can correct you.   Now what is possible if you were fully connected to the wisdom that lives within you. 

Power on!
Dr. Norm and your team of Health Warriors.

Upcoming Events
~~  See you next Tuesday, Nov 15th for our upcoming Health Essentials talk at the Lifehouse, 7 pm

~~ A special invitation to you or anyone you know that may be pregnant - Dr. Norm will be offering a complimentary Pregnancy talk the following week Monday, Nov 21st following Laura's prenatal yoga class in the Old City Quarter. 

Call for more details 250 740 0333

Pregnancy talk following Pre Natal Yoga - Monday Nov 21st

Monday, November 21st - 7:30 pm
Join Dr. Norm for an complimentary informative and inspiring talk about
pregnancy health and wellness
following Laura's prenatal yoga class

Pre Natal Yoga
Enjoy gentle postures, breath work, toning and relaxation.
Take time to tune into yourself and your baby.
Feel good in your body and help prepare for labor and delivery.
Meet others and share experiences over tea in a cozy space.
Previous yoga practice not needed.

~$80 Six Week Sessions, Ongoing~
Old City Quarter, Nanaimo
For more information and to book your session today!

Contact   Laura Jesson Love   591-2055

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Natural Immunity and Artificial Immunity ~ The Beacon for Nov. 3, 2011

Inside of you are an astonishing 70,000,000,000,000 cells all living in perfect order and harmony.  You are a living community of cells.  Wait, there is more.  Inside you there are an additional 700,000,000,000,000 viruses and bacteria.  Wow! You are not only a living community but you are a living ecosystem!  
99.9% of bacteria and viruses are good or do no harm, which means that only 0.1% are harmful.  Seems we’ve been focused on a select minority!  These good bacteria and viruses do many important things that help to keep us alive; in fact you wouldn’t be here without them.  They help to digest our food, they release vitamins and nutrients, they help to digest old diseased tissue (like garburators), and they take up residence so the really bad bacteria and viruses don’t (similar concept to planting a crop to crowd out the weeds in a field).
“Sterility is the property of dead things”.   
~Dr. Norm Detillieux
Your immune system has two primary jobs to carry out.  The first is to determine who you are and who you are not; a state of the art ecosystem surveillance.   The second part is to determine whether the entity that is not you is beneficial (or at least will do no harm) or if it is a concern.  Just imagine how sophisticated your body operates for this to continuously occur with all of the 700,000,000,000,000 good germs inside you leaving them alone, and focusing on only the small bunch that truly needs to be eliminated.  Your immune system has been evolving since the beginning of time, it is encoded in your DNA, it learns and grows each and every time you come in contact with a new germ (via a natural, T-cell dominated response), and is passed down from mother to child through her blood and her milk.  Wow, how amazing you are!
Now let’s compare this with a vaccine that has been made in a laboratory, then rushed into production due to the seasonal time pressures, not to mention other incentives.  A vaccine that contains thimerisol, a mercury compound, which is known to be a cause of Autism, among other things.  A vaccine injected directly into your blood stream, bypassing the normal route of entry, causing a sudden and dramatic (B-cell dominated) response and disrupting the natural balance of your immune system.  This response via an injection doesn’t last in your body (or your future generations’) to meet the same virus with life-long immunity. In fact the disruption it causes further compromises your natural immune system.  Instead of stretching and building your immunity, like exercise, it stunts the growth… A very different response, indeed!
 “The most important and fundamental question you need to look at
in your life is this: 
Do I live in a friendly or a hostile universe? Which is it?”   ~Albert Einstein
Please don’t get me wrong, this article is not anti-vaccines.  I am pro-information, an advocate of self-responsibility and personal choice and most importantly pro healthy living.  This fall I encourage all of us to bring back into focus the brilliance and intelligence of our own natural, innate immune system and to look at all of the pieces of the picture of this “flu season” including and especially those that we can do naturally and safely.   
As a community, let’s wake up to truth.  The truth is you are the best protection against the flu virus, that you have the secret serum inside you, and that millions of people will get the flu and will not die! (Possibly include stats of # who had flu shots got sick next year, who didn’t get shot and didn’t get sick)
Taking proactive steps to build your immune system naturally is always your best course of action, and it isn’t rocket science – you really CAN do this!  Eat your fruits and veggies, preferably raw and in season.  Get some exercise, laugh a little - have some fun, and de-stress (getting stressed is one of the least effective things to do).  It would be wise to book a chiropractic adjustment and see other natural health providers for immune building support.  Did you know – people under regular chiropractic care have a 200% stronger immune system compared to people who do not receive chiropractic care? 
When it comes down to it, are you going to invest and support the natural wisdom of your body, the wisdom that has been with you since the beginning of time, or rely solely on some secret potion that has been created in a laboratory? 

Dr. Norm & The Lifehouse