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Are You Practicing Proper Spinal Hygiene?

This is Dr. Rob with your health blog for this week. I want to ask you a question, and I want you to reflect honestly on it: Are you practicing proper spinal hygiene?
Think about it: Do you brush your teeth? Do you floss? Do you go get your teeth checked by the dentist?
Hopefully you’re doing all those things, because that’s proper oral hygiene. If you don’t do that, what’s going to happen to your teeth? Later on, you won’t have teeth, right?

90% of the American population-one time or the other-have had a serious bout of back pain, which means that the majority of people in the United States don’t know how to properly maintain their spine.
Think about this: Are you waking up in the morning and performing certain types of spinal hygiene exercises that we give you? Before you go to bed, are you doing the same thing? It only takes 5 to 10 minutes to do those. Are you coming in on a regular basis to get your spine checked on a maintenance level? If you aren’t, your spine will be degenerate faster and your body will suffer due to a lack of impulses from the brain. In other words, if you aren’t doing what we’re talking about, you’re just maintaining a problem your whole life instead of maintaining a healthy spine.

Nutrition and Weight loss Workshop 2011 by Dr. Bates in Manhattan Beach, CA (310) 545-4188

This is Dr. Rob with your weekly health blog, the first of the 2011!
I just wanted to say Happy New Year to you!

We’re going to have our first Nutrition and Weight loss Workshop on Thursday January 20th at 6:45 pm at Fusion Sushi.
It will be open to all of our patients and their guests.
It’s for patients who come alone. But if you bring a guest, there is no charge for either of you, and dinner is included! Bring as many guests as you’d like!
We’re going to have a great time; we’re going to cover the latest information on health, nutrition, and weight loss. We’re going to clear up some misconceptions that people have about these topics.
It’s going to be a very powerful evening. It may change your life; it may even save your life!

Just sign up at the front desk; talk to Gio, Jenny, or Patty. Space is limited so sign up as soon as you can!

Do you have a health problem that concerns you?

See Manhattan Beach Chiropractor Dr. Robert Bates D.C.for Chiropractic Care.
Call: (310) 545-4188 For A Free Consultation.

Visit our office at
1218 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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How To Build Your Health Account by Dr. Bates in Manhattan Beach, CA (310) 545-4188

This video discusses how to build to your health account as opposed withdrawing from it.

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Do you have a health problem that concerns you?

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Call: (310) 545-4188 For A Free Consultation.

Visit our office at
1218 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Mental Stress that Causes Disease

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This week we’re talking about stress on the body, mental stress to be precise. I know none of you have mental stress, except me…just kidding.

The prior two weeks we’ve talked about physical stress, which comes in the form of traumas. We’ve talked about chemical stress, which is poison to the body. This week is mental stress.

They say 90% of mental stress is in the form of auto-suggestion. Which really is just us beating up on ourselves. When we’re in a stressed state, there are two different sides of that. We are in the fight or flight response, which is like pushing the pedal to the medal on the gas. That is where everything is in high alert, such as when you find yourself in a dark alley and someone jumps out at you. Everything goes into high alert, and the blood rushes to the areas to get you to stay and fight or take flight.

The problem with that is a lot of times we get so used to being in this fight or flight response that our levels stay at a steady state of high stress for long periods of time.

We may feel stressed states for trying to get to work on time, waking up and rushing off to work, time schedules, paperwork, school, work problems, marital problems, and relationship problems. All these things create mental stress which is looked at, depending on how you interpret it, as a fight or flight response, and causes stress to the body.

When it does that your body is in high alert all the time, which is not what it’s supposed to do, it only should be during those life threatening situations when you have to fight or flight to save your life.

Your body has a tendency to start breaking down at that state, because it never has a chance to go on the other side of the coin, which is the restorative type of resting state that you should be in most of the time, in order to repair your body.

It’s really important to look at things this way, because a lot of times we are so used to it that we don’t even know we’re in this stressed state, because, it’s such a normal situation for our society or our lifestyle to be in a high stressed state.

It can be very hard to break these patterns, especially patterns of thought. Sometimes you think of something and automatically it’ll bring up a negative thought or feeling. It’s a reflex type of situation, because you’ve programmed yourself subconsciously that way.

The way the brain works is if you don’t use it, you lose it, but the more you use it, you have a tendency to go that way. It’s as if you’re walking through snow, the more you walk through one path the easier it is to go through it. So if that path is a negative thought or a negative auto-suggestion, when a situation arises, you will, more often than not, subconsciously take that negative path. So it takes a conscious effort to watch your thoughts, to see what you’re thinking, so that you can slowly start carving a path towards how you want to think.

It is up to you to really have the will to catch those negative thoughts of auto-suggestion. I want to some it up with a parable.

An old Cherokee was teaching his young grandson one of life’s important lessons. He told the young boy the following parable:

“There is a fight going inside each of us. It is a terrible fight between two wolves”, he said.

“One wolf is evil. He is anger, rage, envy, regret, greed,

arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, lies,

false pride, superiority, and ego.

The second wolf is good. He is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility,

kindness, empathy, truth, compassion, and faith.”

The grandson thought about this for a moment.

The he asked his grandfather,

Which wolf will win this fight?

The old Cherokee simply replied,

The one you feed.

And it’s the same way with our bodies. Think about that, and next week we’ll go over the placebo effects of belief, which is very powerful as far as healing.

Stress is the Main Cause of Subluxations in Manhattan Beach, CA (310) 545-4188

This week Dr. Rob discusses the main cause of subluxations!

Don’t Forget to check out his daughter Autumn Bates on WipeOut this Thursday Dec 8th at 8pm on abc!

Do you have a health problem that concerns you?

See Manhattan Beach Chiropractor Dr. Robert Bates D.C. for Chiropractic Care.

Call: (310) 545-4188 For A Free Consultation.

1218 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Serving Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, El Segundo, Hawthorne, and Lawndale.

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At Bates Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care for our patients.

(310) 545-4188

1218 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

http://www.chiropractormanhattanbeach.com

The Business of Being Born

Hi, this is Dr.Rob with your weekly health blog. This week we’re going to talk about the business of being born. I want to thank Stephanie for bringing in the movie called The Business of Being Born; if you get a chance, watch it! The movie discusses midwives and our birthing system today.

The United States has one of the highest infant mortality rates of industrialized countries. Many countries in Europe, as well as Japan, have lower mortality rates. Coincidentally, 70% of all babies in the aforementioned countries are delivered by midwives whereas only 8% of babies in the U.S. are delivered by midwives.

A little history on births in the U.S: In the 1900s, 95% of all births were home births. By 1955, less than 1% of births were home births. C-section rates increased from 5% in 1970 to 45% in 1995. It’s amazing how we’ve turned a natural procedure into a major medical operation. In fact, one of the most common operations done on women in the United States are c-sections.

If you get a chance, take a look at that movie; it’s amazing. You should at least get the facts so you can make intelligent decisions about your health.

If you have any questions about this, call me at Bates Chiropractic (310) 545-4188 or visit me online at www.chiropractormanhattanbeach.com

Keep Spreading The Word. Look forward to seeing you at your next visit.

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At Bates Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care for our patients.

(310) 545-4188

1218 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

http://www.chiropractormanhattanbeach.com