The Spinal Column http://www.bennettchiro.net/blogthe-spinal-column.html Aspot to find out about a variety of topics, from health to nutrition to the risks of vaccines. en-us NYK RSS Feeder When Life Gives You Lemons... http://www.bennettchiro.net/blog/the-spinal-column/2015/5/6/when-life-gives-you-lemons/ Wed, 06 May 2015 12:07:40 -0400<p>We all have experienced those days when things are just not going our way. It could even be happening for a few days or even weeks. It happens to the best of us. The key is to not let it get us down in the moment, but to realize things will not always be this way.&nbsp;Recently my father-in-law took a trip to India and brought back with him some words of Hindu wisdom. The only thing in life that stays the same is change. Change is good and is continuously happening. A common phrase that I am sure most of you have heard is, this too shall pass. Positive thoughts bring positive outcomes. I know you are saying to yourself that&nbsp;this is easier said than done, and I agree, but the next time something is not going your way or you are just having a bad day and life is getting you down, instead of wallowing in it, embrace it. Say to yourself, I know things will be different tomorrow, it can only get better. Change is coming and it will be good.&nbsp; So, when life gives you lemons really try to make lemonade.</p> <p>Yours in Health,</p> <p>Dr. Patrick</p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\">Dr. Patrick&nbsp;Bennett is here for all of your Chiropractic and Health needs.<br /> &nbsp;Optimal Health Chiropractic is located in Studio City and also services Burbank, Studio City,<br /> Toluca Lake, Sherman Oaks and Hollywood area</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\"><strong><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\">Call to set up your Appointment!<br /> 818-766.0118</span></strong></p> I Can I Will I Must I Am http://www.bennettchiro.net/blog/the-spinal-column/2015/4/22/i-can-i-will-i-must-i-am/ Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:35:38 -0400<p>For the past two weeks my wife and I have been getting up early in the morning, going on a walk, doing our oil pulling&nbsp;and meditating. It&#39;s been great to do this together. We are up when it is quiet and there is &nbsp;very little traffic, which is a true miracle&nbsp;when living in Los Angeles. Even when we are tired and it&#39;s cold and dark, we still get up and do it. It seems that once you are up and out&nbsp; you just feel alive and awake and productive. We have each had days&nbsp; where we have had to wake&nbsp;the other up and&nbsp;give a little nudge and a kiss to get&nbsp;them moving,&nbsp;but it&nbsp;has been so worth it. It has been a great bonding experience for both of us.&nbsp;On days like that, you need to remember how lucky you are that you are alive, healthy and able to walk. We feel blessed! For all of you who have thought about getting up, but think, oh i&#39;ts too cold, it&#39;s too dark,&nbsp;I&#39;m so sleepy,&nbsp; try to push through it just once and you too, will see how worth it, it really&nbsp;is. You will feel energized,&nbsp;productive and ready for whatever the day may&nbsp;bring. Say to yourself,<strong> I Can, I Must, I Will, I Am</strong>. Repeat it as many times as needed. It works!</p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\">Dr Bennett is here for all of your Chiropractic and Health needs.<br /> &nbsp;Optimal Health Chiropractic is located in Studio City and also services Burbank, Studio City,<br /> Toluca Lake, Sherman Oaks and Hollywood area</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\"><strong><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\">Call to set up your Appointment!<br /> 818-766.0118</span></strong></p> Spring into Health http://www.bennettchiro.net/blog/the-spinal-column/2015/2/27/spring-into-health/ Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:41:10 -0500<p>It&#39;s that time of year again when the time changes, we are having longer days, the weather will begin to get&nbsp;warm and we will begin to think about summer. We all feel like we have more time in the day to get things done, which can&nbsp;make it much&nbsp;easier to&nbsp;ad exercise to our daily life.&nbsp;We begin to think about all the excuses we have made&nbsp;as to why we haven&#39;t done anything&nbsp;to&nbsp;get on a healthy path&nbsp;so far this year.&nbsp;No longer can we hide the extra pounds we put on under layers of clothing and we are&nbsp;realizing that are New Year&#39;s Resolutions are not being met. Now is a great time to start incorporating more healthy daily rituals.&nbsp;This is your second chance to start fullfilling your goals that you promised yourself, back in December, that&nbsp;you would do. In <strong>March</strong> at <strong>Optimal Health Chiropractic</strong> we&nbsp;begin our <strong>big raffle </strong>for the year. For the past three years in a row we have&nbsp;raffled off a <strong>Nutri-Bullet</strong>, a t-shirt, fruits to get you started,&nbsp;along with some great supplements that will enhance your healthy new lifestyle.&nbsp;During the last week in&nbsp;March we&nbsp;will be serving some great juices for you to taste. It&#39;s a great way for you to sample different options and get some&nbsp;new ideas on what to put into your Nutri-Bullet.&nbsp;&nbsp;Juicing is a simple, fast and&nbsp;easy way to add some well needed fruits and vegetables into your diet. For most people the idea of eating vegetables&nbsp;every day&nbsp; can be unappealing. Even just one juice a day can really make a difference. Just add as many vegetables as you like and drink it down in one sitting. Sounds easy right? Part of getting healthy is to get regular Chiropractic care as well. Call and&nbsp;make your appointment&nbsp;today for a healthier tomorrow. Let us show you how easy it really&nbsp;is!</p> <p>Yours in Health,</p> <p>Dr. Patrick Bennett &amp; Staff</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\">CALL TODAY!!!</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <span style=\"font-size: 20px;\">818.766.0118</span></span></strong></p> Vaccines http://www.bennettchiro.net/blog/the-spinal-column/2015/2/6/vaccines/ Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:12:25 -0500<p>Wtih all the media going crazy this month in regards to vaccines, I thought I would share my thoughts on this topic. People are bombarded on a daily basis with what they should and shouldn&#39;t do. Here is my advice to you. Make an informed choice. Do the research and find out all the info, not just what your M.D. is telling you. I have spent over 16 years researching this topic. I know the risks, and believe me when I say, there are too many to list here. I believe we should all have the right to choose what is best for our family and ourselves. Slowly our rights are&nbsp; being taken away.&nbsp; It is so important to know all the facts before making these important decisions that could effect the rest of your life, as well as your children&#39;s life.If you have any questions or concerns&nbsp;do not hesitate to call the office. We are here to help you navigate the tricky waters.</p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\"><span style=\"font-size:14px;\">Dr Bennett is here for all of your Chiropractic and Health needs.<br /> &nbsp;Optimal Health Chiropractic is located in Studio City and also services Burbank, Studio City,<br /> Toluca Lake, Sherman Oaks and Hollywood area</span></p> <p style=\"text-align: center;\"><strong><span style=\"font-size:14px;\">Call to set up your Appointment!<br /> 818-766.0118</span></strong></p> New Year New You! http://www.bennettchiro.net/blog/the-spinal-column/2015/1/7/new-year-new-you/ Wed, 07 Jan 2015 14:58:36 -0500<p>Can you believe it, it&#39;s already January 7th! So now we have been through the holidays, written down or verbally expressed our New Year&#39;s good intentions and we are ready to go. Every year we start off with a bang. Get new gym clothes, revisit our gym&nbsp;or sign up for a new gym membership, throw out all the junkfood in the house, buy all organic fruits and veggies and get started. One week in, two weeks in and we are still doing great and then it happens, we have one bump in the road and everything starts to go south. The real question is, how do we keep from completely falling off the&nbsp;wagon? This is the tricky part. The key to success is to pick ourselves up and keep going. One blip is not a big deal. Get up a start over the next day. Keep positive thoughts going. If you need to, write down some positive affirmations around your house. I AM GREAT! I AM HEALTHY! I AM STRONG! Everything in life worth doing takes work! Do it for yourself&nbsp; first and then realize how you staying healthy can also affect everyone around you.When you take care of yourself, you then can be a better person,&nbsp;co-worker, friend, spouse, mother etc.&nbsp;It really is a lifestyle change. Take it slowly one day at a time. Realize there will be bumps in the road, but that is ok. Enjoy the process, because, YOU ARE WORTH IT!</p> <p>Yours in Health,</p> <p>Dr. Patrick</p> New Year's Resolutions http://www.bennettchiro.net/blog/the-spinal-column/2014/12/4/new-years-resolutions/ Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:14:00 -0500<p>So it&#39;s that time of year again when we all make our New Year&#39;s Resolutions. We want to eat less, exercise more, be a better person, make more money, spend more time with our family and the list could go on and on. We have every confidence in ourselves that this year will be the year that we will actually make it happen. What really happens is we try the first week or two and then everything goes downhill and we don&#39;t continue on the right path. We are all guilty of this at some point in our lives. You might wonder why this happens! We get busy, feel relatively good, have no serious signs or symptoms, until that one day when we do. This is where we get to the fork in the road. You may find yourself at your doctor&#39;s office being told your weight, cholesterol and blood pressure are too high! Now you are on three or more different medications and not feeling any better. Sound familiar? I see it in my practice on a daily basis. So this New Year maybe it&#39;s time to try something different. Find a good&nbsp;<strong>Chiropractor&nbsp;</strong>in your area who can help you with diet, nutrition, exercise and give you the most powerful boost of all, the <b>Adjustment!&nbsp;</b>If you live in our area come see us. We are here to help you pick the right path, the one that leads to W<strong>ellness!</strong></p> <p><strong>Yours in Health,</strong></p> <p><strong>Dr. Patrick Bennett</strong></p>