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100 Percent for 100 Years


Wouldn't it be great for you and your loved ones to function and perform at 100 percent, at your highest level, throughout your entire lifetime? This includes being healthy and performing at work, in your hobbies, your passion and activities that are most important and fun for you. For your children it includes growing healthy and strong, performing at their best in school and during extracurricular activities. For everyone, this is a great goal and the best way to get the most out of life.


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Summer Sports, Injuries and Prevention


Summer is here. Many people are getting outdoors and upping the ante on their activity level, trying to get in shape, improve their performance or set a personal best. If this describes you, It's time to optimize the function of your brain, spine and nervous system and not let injuries get in the way.When it comes to your brain, the issues surrounding head injuries, including concussions, have never been a part of mainstream conversation more than right now.


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Mastering Personal Change


Are there things in your life that you know you need to change? Is it your health, your priorities, your habits or the dynamics of your relationships?How long have you known that you needed to make these changes? Has it been a day, a month, a decade or longer? Here's an important thought to consider: everything will stay the same until you make the changes you know you need to make.There are two motivating factors that cause people to change: crisis or quality of life.


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Spring Sports Injuries


Spring is here. The issues surrounding head injuries, including concussions, have never been a part of mainstream conversation more than right now. As we begin the Spring sports season, concussions and neck injuries are being reported in the pros and young athletes. Pee-wee and primary age athletic organizations have released new rules limiting contact during practices. Youth Soccer has changed their criteria for heading. Every athlete and parent is concerned about head injuries.


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The Nerve of Spring


Spring is just around the corner. Do you have the nerve for it? The sunshine and warmer weather can be strong motivators for people to go out and play. They bring the benefits of natural Vitamin D, fresh air, longer days and the potential to do more. It can also offer changes to your fitness routine as you become more active and do what you dreamed of when the cold kept you indoors.As your energy and activity level rises, your nervous system will be tested in many new ways.


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Healthier Pregnancy, Healthier Life


New longevity research declares that babies born today could routinely live to 100-120 years and beyond. Parents need to know how their lifestyle will affect their baby today, tomorrow and for a lifetime. It's wise for pregnant moms to reduce and avoid stress. Stress affects longevity by shortening telomeres, the caps on chromosomes. They are considered the timekeepers of the cell and telomere shortening can happen at any age.


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Soccer and Chiropractic


The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup is upon us and the greatest and most watched sporting event in the world is here. Soccer fans everywhere will be gathering to watch some of the most talented and gifted athletes in the world play "the beautiful game" on the most exciting stage in sports.For many of these athletes, Chiropractic has played an important role in their training to achieve peak performance levels and as a part of their lifestyle.Dr.


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Natural Fertility Support


Starting or expanding your family may be an important component of your 100 Year Lifestyle. Fertility challenges can be discouraging and frustrating. To increase your chances for an easy conception and pregnancy, keep your spine and nervous system healthy with Lifestyle Care and try some of these healthy tips!AVOID - MicroNutrient deficiencies which can result from stress, smoking, toxins, poor diet, and prescription medications including certain contraceptives.


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Stress Less Fitness Tips


These five Stress Less Fitness tips will lessen your Stress and allow you to Live More.There is an acronym for Fitness in The 100 Year Lifestyle that will ensure you Stress Less, Live More, stay healthy and on top of your game. The acronym takes the word Fitness and uses the N2ESS as follows:N: Neurology - Stress is a nervous system reaction that can affect your entire body. Your brain and nervous system control and coordinate everything: your heart, digestion, breathing, hormones and muscles.


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Under New Management


Have you ever seen a sign on a business, "Under New Management?" What comes to mind? Usually it is thoughts of hope, new infusion of energy and resources or the old management wasn't working, better business, excitement, new people, new systems, new products and new idea...something new and better in a nutshell. It is interesting to see what is new and better with the New Management especially if it is a business you have used or visited in the past.


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Feeling or Function


"How Are You?" is a common question we use to engage with another person when we meet on the street, at work, in school or at family gatherings.Most of us reply with the answer, "Fine!" or some version of that to keep the conversation short and social because most people are asking out of politeness and don't really want to get in a deep discussion. You, however, need to know how you are really doing so ask yourself the question but expand on it by adding a few key words at the end:1.


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Immune System Science Simplified


A recent report by the American Physiological Society has confirmed and clarified the importance of the nervous system in regulating the immune system. While we see the evidence of this everyday with our patients, it is nice to know that science is catching up with the ability to explain why and how this connection works. The report entitled Neural Control of the Immune System states "Neural reflexes support homeostasis by modulating the function of organ systems.


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Summertime, Recommitment Time


We all know the power of commitment. Think about the last time you committed yourself to something that was significant to you. Was it your family, your health, your job, or learning a new skill? Commitment is energizing because you block out the world, focus your energy, and create meaningful results for yourself and your loved ones.Too many people make a commitment, get the results they want, and then become complacent or back off of their commitment.


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Flying Above Media Propaganda


The battle for health care dollars has gone out of control and so has the rise of medical costs. The 2012 Deloitte Study found that the U.S. Health Care budget for 2013 was over $3 trillion. The entire Medicare budget was $586 billion. The Canadian Health Care budget is approximately $30 billion. Staggering numbers!The first thing you see when you fly above the propaganda and gain a 30,000 foot perspective is that these dollars are not spent on health.


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DDs Important, Timeless Question


Over 100 years ago DD Palmer, DC asked an important question that sparked a new profession - the Chiropractic profession. "I desired to know why one person was ailing and his associate, eating at the same table, working in the same shop, at the same bench was not. Why? What difference was there in these two persons that caused one to have various diseases, while his partner escaped?"This question is just as important for you and your family today.


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Lost Coverage. Found Health.


Millions of people in the United States are losing their insurance coverage. With all the confusion about insurance, the focus and concern for many Americans and people everywhere is, "Will I have insurance coverage in case I get sick or injured?" While the concern over coverage is important, this question ignores the basic fact that having coverage for sickness and being healthy are two completely different issues. Do we want to have this "insurance" to cover us? Sure.


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Avoid This Dangerous Holiday Duo


Alcohol and prescription drugs are a dangerous combination. While celebrities are the most popular victims, too many people are affected by this bad combination. With the holidays coming up, this knowledge can even save the life of someone important to you.Both prescription and non-prescription drugs do not mix with alcohol. Too many people take medications on a regular basis - daily, weekly or monthly - and are unaware of the damaging effects that can be caused by adding alcohol into the mix.


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Health Care is Rising


By Dr. Eric Plasker, Author of The 100 Year Lifestyle Health Care is Rising. As the U.S. and many other nations try to figure out how to pay for the challenges of the aging population, individuals are realizing that they need to take responsibility for their own health through their lifestyle choices, while also utilizing chiropractic as their first choice for care. People are living longer than ever.


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Chiropractic Care For Your Horse


-Horses are prone to spinal misalignment-How can you tell if your horse is subluxated?-Horses respond well to chiropractic careWhen it comes to health, horses and people share a common truth. So do dogs, cats and all other animals. They function better with a healthy spine and nervous system. In this article we will focus mostly on horses.Horses are prone to spinal misalignment because their conditioning rigors and training strain the biomechanics of their spine and extremities.


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Posture, Aging and Emotional Health


Did you know that your posture can determine your core strength and stability, how fast you age and the level of health you attain now and over the course of your life? It's a fact! Your spine is the structural support system of your body. How it supports you can be seen in your posture, which reveals weaknesses that can progressively worsen under the stresses of daily life as you age.


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CrossFitters and Chiropractic


-CrossFit is Hot-The Chiropractic Connection-Performance is about Lifestyle CareCrossFit is HotCrossFit is hot and getting hotter. It has become the next big thing on the workout scene finding its way on ESPN where the CrossFit Games have aired to find the fittest people on earth. CrossFit's philosophy is that their workouts are high-intensity functional movements, constantly varied and filled with pushups, pull-ups, jump rope, Olympic-style lifting, box jumps, running, and tractor tire flips.


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The U - U of Chiropractic


The U-U of Chiropractic is the Under-Utilization of the health philosophy, science and healing art that is at the foundation of chiropractic care. Why is Under-Utilization an issue for you and your family? Why should our culture take note? Benefits of UtilizationThe statistics on the benefits of a healthy spine and nerve system and chiropractic care are astounding and well documented by scientific literature and the tens of millions of people benefiting from the care.


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How Much Pain Can You Tolerate?


- The Cost of Pain in the U.S. and Canada- The Risks of Masking Pain- A Better Option- The Critical Transition“How much pain can you tolerate?" is a very interesting question. Some people have a high pain threshold and are very “macho" in their approach as they act like they can handle anything. On the other hand, many others have a mild to moderate threshold and search for a “cover up" to eliminate their unpleasant feelings.


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Vacation Motivation


- “Ahhhh….Vacation!"- Take A Vacation Quiz- Quality Time Living “Ahhhh….Vacation!"When we are young, vacation for most implies a laid back schedule filled with adventure, fun and “me" time. We dream about vacation for weeks. We can hardly wait. When the day arrives, we say goodbye to work, hello to fun and exhale a contented sigh of “Ahhhh….Vacation!" Take A Vacation QuizAs the pressure of life grows, it becomes easy to lose sight of the purpose for vacation and let our lives get out of balance.


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Essential Innervation - Your IT System


-Without IT-Interference to IT-With IT-Optimize ITIn today’s virtual world we all know the importance of a healthy IT system. This Information and Technology (IT) infrastructure is necessary for our homes, offices, and the communication between our loved ones to function properly. Wired and wireless, we count on this IT system every minute of every day. Within you, your Nervous System acts as your natural IT system to keep your body functioning properly by supplying your cells with Innervation.


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Tired of Chasing Symptoms?


-Symptoms are Signals -The CDC States -How Your Body Heals Itself Symptoms are SignalsIsn't it time you stopped chasing symptoms? These signals that you get from your body are frequently misunderstood. More importantly, treating symptoms without getting to the cause of a problem can lead to mismanagement of your health and more severe health problems as you age.When you get sick, for example, and your temperature goes up, your body is naturally fighting off the infection.


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Extreme Sports and Chiropractic


Contributed by Josh Handt, D.C.A 100 Year Lifestyle Licensed Affiliate Chiropractor in New York, NY-Extreme Athletes Expect Precision-Chiropractic Enhances Performance Levels-The Brain-Body Connection-Training For Extreme Sports and For LifeExtreme Athletes Expect PrecisionExtreme Sports are on the rise. At the gym, on the bike, in the park, up a mountain; these are all places where people push their body to extreme limits.


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The Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis


Prescription drug abuse is out of control. Every day we hear stories in the news about celebrities, adults, and kids who have experienced the consequences of prescription drug abuse and have either died, been injured, or had to be admitted into some form of rehabilitation center. It is hard to believe that those little pills can grab such a powerful hold on your mind and body and spin your life out of control.


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Do You Have an Ostrich in Your Family?


Have you ever seen a picture of an ostrich with its head buried in the sand? This is one of the funniest scenes in nature, but an unfunny, accurate metaphor to describe individuals who have a crisis care mentality about their health. This means that they only take care of themselves when they are sick, diagnosed with a disease or are in excruciating pain. If you want to live an active, healthy long life, this ostrich mentality won't get you there.


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Your Minimum is Not Your Maximum


What is your minimum life expectancy? Your maximum? How about for your children? What will your quality of life be like along the way? These quick calculations and facts can be a real wake up call for you and your loved ones.Calculate Your M-PYR™ [Pronounced "empire"]M-PYR stands for Minimum Potential Years Remaining. It takes into account what you know about your personal family history and compares this to your current age to determine the minimum number of years that you have left.


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The 100 Year Old Woman Who Died at 82


This is an interesting story of a 100 year old woman who died at 82. When she was conceived, just like you, 23 chromosomes from her mother and 23 chromosomes from her father united to make her a unique human being with the innate potential to live an active, healthy, quality life to 100 years of age and beyond. Unfortunately, she was injured during the birth process. Pulling and twisting on her neck and spine caused a vertebral subluxation, placing pressure on her spinal cord and nerves.


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Side Effects or Direct Effects of Medication


The most common question that individuals ask before they ever take a prescription drug is, "What are the side effects?" Before you pop another pill, you must understand how medication side effects directly affect your body today and in years to come. Medications are tested in a laboratory until the chemical reaction that they are designed to achieve is reproducible. The direct effects of this lab testing must be consistent before these chemicals are ever tested on animals or people.


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Stop Chasing Symptoms


Isn't it time you stopped chasing symptoms? These signals that you get from your body are frequently misunderstood. More importantly, treating symptoms without getting to the cause of a problem can lead to mismanagement of your health and more severe health problems as you age.When you get sick, for example, and your temperature goes up, your body is naturally fighting off the infection. Bacteria thrive in a climate that is 98.


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