Hello Summer! We’re glad your back.
July 27, 2018
It finally feels like summer has come to Seattle, and we’re thinking about how to make the most of it! The first thing that comes to mind is all the amazing fruit we can eat. Not only is Washington State known for the Red Delicious Apple, but did you know that we grow 90.5 % of the US production of Red Raspberries? Yup… we do. All berries have incredible healing power but the Red Raspberry, well, here are some stats on the red raspberry.
They are filled with fiber and natural sugars which provide you with natural energy and helps lower your cholesterol. They are high in manganese which helps tissues, bones and your skin. Vitamins C & K nourish your musculoskeletal system and support bone development. They are also high in antioxidants and flavonoids which fight cancer and cell damage. Our friend, Anthony William, aka Medical Medium, www.medicalmedium.com says “If you seek abundance, become a student of the berry. From late spring to late fall, there’s never a gap in berry offerings.” Let’s just say you can’t go wrong with berries!
The Lynden Raspberry Festival is next weekend, July 20 & 21. And, if you have never been, this would make a wonderful family outing! www.lynden.org
Here are a few places to pick your own berries.
And, a raspberry recipe!!
Easy Raspberry Sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Use frozen or fresh raspberries to make this easy raspberry sauce. Perfect for cheesecakes, ice cream, pancakes and more!
12 ounce bag frozen unsweetened organic raspberries, or fresh. divided (about 2 – 2 1/2 cups)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon butter
1. In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together 1 1/2 cups raspberries, sugar and water until the sugar is dissolved. Heat the mixture to boiling, stirring often. Reduce heat and add the vanilla.
2. In a small cup, combine the cornstarch and two tablespoons of water. Mix well.
3.Pour this into the boiling raspberry mixture. Stir and boil over medium-low heat for 4 minutes or until the mixture has thickened a bit.
4. Remove the pan from the heat.
5. Add 1 tablespoon of butter and mix until the butter has completely melted.
6. Allow the mixture to cool for 15 minutes, then add the last of the raspberries and stir to mix.
7. Serve over whatever dessert you’d like!
8. Makes 2 1/4 cups sauce. Refrigerate the leftovers.
Our office is open throughout the summer, so if we can be of service, we would love to see you and hear what you’ve been doing this summer!
Enjoy Your Summer!
Has the world gone crazy? -or- What does Mr. Rogers say?
October 7, 2017
How do we “deal” with a world gone crazy?!
With so many disturbing things occurring in the world today – some natural disasters, some man made disasters – how do we make sense of it all? All of these things touch us at a very deep level – whether we know the people involved or not, whether we react with horror, sadness, grief or even anger to current events. How can we respond rather than only react to these events?
First, we can feel our feelings as they come up but try not to get lost in reactivity. And, of course, do what you can to help, i.e., donations, prayers, service to others, etc. Use the energy from the emotions and feelings to have a positive influence on the situation through your actions, but don’t get caught in the reactivity that comes up. This means being part of the solution not the problem. Easy to say, hard to do!! But just do your best! Don’t get lost in the negativity and despair; that’s already the problem. Just look at what Mr. Rogers said! Not just for kids!
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’
To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster’, I rememer my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.
– Mr. Rogers
Feel Like a Kid Again!
June 15, 2017
Remember your summers as a child! Having the energy to play all day, moving your body in all kinds of silly kid ways; and waking up early the next day with all the energy you need to do it all over again? Summer is the time for kids & adults to add more play to their days. Whether it’s an adventure in a foreign country, camping, hiking, or reading that good book you saved for this summer, we all want to have fun & make memories!
So why do kids have more energy?? And, how can we do the same? It’s not just getting more sleep. It’s being more connected to your body that gives you that energy! So how can we be more connected to our bodies so we can feel like a kid again?
First, by spending some time with us, we can help. Don’t forget – entrainments (our healing sessions) release old, stuck energy and make way for new energy to run through the body so we can do more things we love & do it longer. Because kids just don’t seem to run out of energy, right? Plus they’re always so enthusiastic about pretty much everything they do!! Connecting more with your body allows you to feel that enthusiasm, that joy of just being alive!! So let us help you increase your energy so you can have fun this summer!
Tips for increasing your energy this summer:
Vitamin B-12 promotes energy production in multiple ways. It supports the adrenal glands, red blood cell formation, and helps convert carbohydrates to glucose — the fuel your body uses for energy! Most of us are low on Vitamin B-12. (We like Global Healing V B-12)
Are you laughing enough? Laughter alleviates stress and relaxes your body.
Walk barefoot this summer. Feel the earth beneath your feet, & absorb its healing power.
Snack on grapes, they are the perfect energy boosting food. We hope these tips inspire you to play this summer, no matter what age you are!
We hope these tips inspire you to play this summer, no matter what age you are!
Healing Happens Here
Healing Is Not a One Night Stand!
February 14, 2017
Don’t we all wish healing would happen overnight?! Definitely! But … healing is a process. Let’s start by defining what healing is. Some believe that if they have a headache and take an aspirin, they’ve healed their headache. Others believe that while an aspirin may help relieve the pain temporarily, it also only masks a symptom and there is a deeper cause that needs to be addressed. So, whatever your beliefs are, let’s explore healing a little deeper.
Most of us realize that our health issues did not happen overnight, but we still want the symptoms to go away quickly. We believe that healing takes place on many levels, and takes time to reach all the many areas of health – physical, mental, emotional, and beyond.
The deeper we are able to go, the more our life improves. And it takes time to change our habits to facilitate this improvement; habits of eating, sleeping, exercising, keeping too busy, and, of course, our emotional habits! Healing does not happen overnight, but over time and with a willingness to change. Just change one or two things at a time, and watch yourself move forward. Understanding this will allow for deeper healing and a better quality of life!
Real healing takes time. It is not a one night stand. It requires love and patience. Give yourself the gift of healing! And Happy Valentine’s!!
Holidays & Angels
November 29, 2016
Ready, set, don’t stress! Yes, it is the holidays, but that doesn’t mean we have to stress ourselves out over it. Of course, there’s lots to do; but don’t forget what this time is about. It’s important to remember to treat everyone with patience, kindness, and compassion – and, don’t forget, this includes you! With that being said, it’s important to take the holidays slow.
Let’s talk about the magic of Angels!
This is the season when many of us think about Angels. If you have never asked an Angel for help or if you have, but didn’t feel it got you anywhere, we would like to share a few tips we have learned from our dear friend & bestselling author, Anthony William. He reminds us that the first step in working with Angels is to give the Angels your true consent. They know how challenging life on earth can be and they are here to offer us their support, love and guidance. The second tip we’re about to share is a life changer. Once we started doing this we noticed a remarkable difference in our experience with these heavenly beings. So, ask the Angels out loud for their help. Call them by name.* We don’t mean scream it, but say it out loud. Don’t keep it as a thought. Imagine the Angels trying to read your mind, with all the thoughts, worries and dramas going on in there. Make it easy for them, give them a clear read on what you want help with. Many of you have already shared how helpful these tips have been and we have been in awe of your stories. Miraculous things happen when you have Angels on your side. May the Angels light and bless your Holidays.
* (to learn more about angels and healing we recommend “Life-Changing Foods” & “Medical Medium” books by Anthony William and http://www.medicalmedium.com)
So, in closing, we feel very blessed to have all of you as friends and associates! We both want to wish the happiest of holidays to you and yours and an amazing New Year in 2017!!
Dr. Dick & Noel
Earthing / Grounding
July 19, 2016
Welcome to summer! It’s a time for vacations, being with family and friends, and doing exciting new things. Hopefully, you will find time for all summer has to offer here in the Northwest. This is one of the greatest places on earth to spend your summer!
Talking about summer, do you remember going barefoot as a kid? How dirty your feet would get and how great it felt to walk in wet grass? As adults we don’t get to do that very often. Did you know that there are many health benefits to walking barefoot? Some of the benefits of walking barefoot or earthing are: improvement in energy levels, immune function, chronic pain, and inflammation. These and more benefits are reported by the Journal of Environmental and Public Health.
To learn more check out this link:
Earthing: The process of absorbing earths free flowing electrons from it’s surface through the soles of ones feet.
So, go outside and play this summer!
Everyone’s Talking About Flu Shots!
June 21, 2016
Our patients often want to know what type of flu shots we take. We would NEVER get a flu shot!! Why? Because we don’t believe they really work and does anyone really know what’s in them?? But, we will share with you what types of supplement ‘shots’ we do take if we have a cold/flu or just want to improve our immune system.
At the first sign or even a hint of getting sick we take:
Place the zinc & goldenseal in a shot glass with a little water or juice and hold under your tongue for a few seconds, then swallow. Yes, you will make a funny face because it tastes bad! But it’s worth not getting sick or being sick for weeks, like many do.
When we really want to super charge our immune system we will add Sovereign Silver shots throughout the day. Just hold under your tongue for 30 seconds and then swallow. Other great supplements to have on hand during the flu season are olive leaf, mullein leaf, lomatium root, and elderberry. And as the old saying goes – feed a cold and starve a fever. Just remember your body is asking for rest. It’s time to slow down, sleep and let healing happen.
How Healing Works
February 7, 2016
Welcome to the month of February! As you can imagine we get lots of questions about how the body heals and why sometimes it takes longer than we would like.
One of the most common questions we hear at our office is:
“I still have this pain –
I have a pain that I didn’t have before –
I’m having things happen that are uncomfortable – …
is that normal? Am I okay? Is this part of the healing process??”
The answer to these questions is: “YES, YES, YES!”
This is where the body’s version of healing & the mind’s version are quite different. The mind very distinctly says that any discomfort at all is wrong, bad and should be stopped. The body, on the other hand, says – it took a long time to disconnect to the point of having whatever “symptoms” (i.e., the body’s call for help) show up. So, it can take some rearranging & even reconstruction before things are on a more even keel. It is very similar to remodeling. Sometimes it takes some demolition and removal of outdated parts so we can update & upgrade the system. A mere removal of the symptoms never truly addresses the deeper parts which are the causes of ill health.
So healing may not work the way we think. The mind, no matter what it knows about the body, really has very little idea of what the body’s process is and how it heals. Your body’s wisdom is amazing and it knows how to heal! When you start trusting that wisdom, true healing happens!
Watch what it does and allow it to rebuild and remodel itself. Listen to your body and don’t make it wrong. As you observe it go through its process, you will begin to trust your body and that process more and more. And you will notice that things are changing for the better – in all different aspects of your life!
Healing Happens Here!
Dr. Dick & Noel
Not Your Ordinary Chiropractor
October 2, 2015
This is our very first newsletter, and we’re excited to be sharing it with you! Why? Because healing is our passion, and it’s about our journey through life. Our hope is that this will inspire you to take time for your own healing and join our community right here in our little corner of the world, where you will feel supported in Seattle. Feel free to reach out with your questions and suggestions. We would love to hear what you have to say!
One of the first things people ask us is why do you consider yourselves to be “not your ordinary chiropractor”? The answer is because we see things differently than most. Instead of looking at what’s wrong with your body, we focus on what is already working well; and, expanding on that, people experience amazing physical, emotional and spiritual results.
To get these results we must adopt a very different point of view. We begin to see the body’s genius, and allow it to do its work. This is different from our cultural point of view, which always looks for the problem. Seeing things this way actually allows your body to heal naturally! We begin to trust our bodies and see they are not to fear but to enjoy. Our bodies are our friends and are here to help us on our journey. This is why I’m “not your ordinary chiropractor”; I don’t think anything is wrong with you!
So by beginning to relax the fear and confusion about our bodies, we begin to live in them and begin to enjoy them. Experience, not information, provides the relationship with our bodies. By experiencing our bodies, we find many of the “problems” are only appearing as a part of the body’s process; they change and disappear without us having to do anything.
So, this is what we attribute our success to – your body! Without it, how would we really know how to serve you? It may seem a bit of a stretch, but your body knows everything. So our hope is to get people more and more connected to their bodies so they can live healthier, happier lives.
The real gift on this journey is that things can and do change. Trust yourself, you’re doing a great job! And remember, take time for your healing!
Healing Happens Here!
Dr. Dick & Noel
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