Archive for March, 2011

Way of Being #3- Be Attractive

Hello Everyone,

We all try to spend our days being all things to all people.  Unfortunately, we are not meant to please everyone.

As we talked about yesterday, we all have unique talents and abilities that we bring to our lives. If we spend our time trying to please everyone, we will have to suppress our unique talents and offerings.

So today we will talk about “Being Attractive” as way of being #3.

Now of course we all know the value of being physically attractive, and we also all know that being physically attractive is not the most important thing.

I want to talk about being personally attractive, or even within the same topic, personally repulsive.

You see, if you have a unique talent, skill, or opinion, you will be attractive to certain people, but at the same time you will be repulsive to others.

For example, give me the name of any famous or successful person that you personally admire, and I can 100% guarantee that for as many people that are attracted to what that person offers, there are just as many people who are repulsed by that person and what they stand for.

I personally experience this every day in my practice.  I stand for natural health care.  I believe that the body has an innate ability to heal itself.  I offer people the ability to reach their health goals without drugs or surgery.  I offer people the ability to actually rebuild their health.

You would think that everyone would be on board with this….right.  Absolutely wrong!  You would not believe how much resistance I experience in my office every day from patients and outside of my office from people who disagree…who think that for everything that ails you there is a pill or a surgery to fix it.

So what should I do?  Should I give in and try to be all things to all people?  Should I go the medical school and start performing surgery and prescribing meds that destroy peoples health instead of rebuild it?

Absolutely not!  I will stand here, and stand for what I have to offer.  If not, you will not have a choice on how you want to handle your health.

The same goes for you.  You may have a personal skill, ability or way of thinking that some people need and want.  It may change their lives for the better.  They are the people you need to focus on.

You are here for a reason.  Make it your personal mission to be who you are in the biggest way possible.  There are people that need you! 

Have a great day….and go be great today!

Dr. Sean Price
www.DrSeanPrice.com
850-862-2224

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Way of Being #2- Confident and Certain

Hello Everyone,

One trait that you will notice that almost all happy, healthy, and successful people have is that they are Certain.

This is definately way of being number 2, being “Certain and  Confident”.

We are all put here for a reason.  In my opinion there are no wasted lives.  Everyone of us has a purpose to serve.  A lot of us get caught up in the day to day activities or in our past and we go through life thinking that what we do doesn’t really matter.

When you feel like what you do doesn’t really matter, then you don’t have value for yourself and without value for yourself, you have no confidence or certainty, which could lead to you doing things in your daily activities that “don’t really matter.”  (A self fulfillng prophecy)

You do matter.  And there are talents that you have that are unique to you.  Tallents that if you utilize with confidence and certainty could change the lives of your family, friends and acquaintances.

Since our forum here is primarily health related, what types of thought processes or self talk may indicate that you are not living in certainty, with regards to your health?

1.  It is not worth it for me to take a good quality wholefood supplement-  I can get it at walmart for less than 1/2 the cost.
2.  I can’t take the time for myself to start a regular exercise program.
3.  I can’t afford the extra cost of eating organic foods or taking the time to cook nutritious meals.
4.  I can’t afford the time or the cost of getting regular body work done (Chiropractic adjustments and Massage Therapy).
5.  I have to stay on facebook and stay caught up, even if it costs me health building time and sleep. (or whatever your electronic addiction is- we all have them)

All of the above thought processes are the habit of taking your power and giving it away to someone or something else.  Our body is our temple, and our vehicle for helping us deliver our value to the world.

Be certain and confident that you are important…that you have something valuable to give to the world.  Take care of your body. Keep it healthy so that you can deliver your purpose and change the lives of those around you.

” You never know how something you say or do today will affect the lives of millions tomorrow.”

Have a great day.

Dr. Sean Price
www.DrSeanPrice.com
850-862-2224

(Dr. Price is a Chiropractor serving the Fort Walton Beach Community.  Dr. Price has had much success in treating patients suffering from Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Whiplash (or other injuries suffered in a car accident).  Utilizing his nonsurgical spinal decompression technologies, Dr. Price has helped many patients find long term relief from chronic pain conditions such as sciatica, spinal degeneration, herniated discs, buldging discs, and arthritis.  You can find Dr. Price in Fort Walton Beach by visiting www.DrSeanPrice.com or call his office at 850-862-2224.)

Behavior 1- Be Present

Hello Everyone,

Well, as promised, today I am bringing you “Way of Being #1” that I have observed in my studies of successful and happy individuals.

Before I give you the answer, I want to ask you….Do you experience Guilt, Grief, Regret on a daily basis?  Do you spend your days wishing that things were the way that they used to be?

Do you experience fear or anxiety on a daily basis?  Or even worse, are you a member of the “soonas tribe” that was discussed yesterday?

If you fit into the first two questions, then you spend time in the first two questions then you are living in the past..if you spend time in the last two you are living in the future.

This is a little self test you can ask yourself each day.  If you find yourself feeling these emotions….bring yourself back into the present moment…because successful way of being #1….

Being Present….

The past is gone, you can do nothing about it but learn from it.  Look back at it, if the memories are good, try to learn the good lesson and move on, if the memory is bad, learn what steps not to repeat and move on.

Bring the lessons into the present and live by those lessons and there will be no need to look back any longer.  Now you can put all of your focus in the present moment, because this is where your power is.  This is the only moment that you can be cause over.

If you are anxious or worryful about the future then again, stop and bring yourself into the present moment.

I can’t remember where I read this or exactly how the quote goes, but it is something to the effect of “the things we fear we experience 100’s of times through our fear….even though the vast majority of the time the feared event never even happens.”

I have found this to be true in my life… there is no power in living in the future.  All you have control over is your choices that you are making in this moment, the actions you are taking in this moment.

For example if you want to lose weight, there is a lot of anxiety when you start thinking about never having your favorite food again…or what will you eat when you go out to dinner with friends (living in the future)….or “I have tried and failed so many times” (living in the past).

Instead, think about breakfast….and breakfast only.   What healthy choices can you make for this meal right now.  That is where the power is.  And then you achieve your goal one meal at a time, one day at a time…always in the present moment.

You can apply this to everything.

Remember, your life is perfect where you are right now….this is where you are meant to be, so start from here….begin moving towards what is important for you with congruent behavior based on your goals….

Be Present and watch miracles happen.

Question for you….What can you do today to be a healthier happier you?  (Hint:  I will be in the office 8am – 12pm today 🙂

Have a great day!

Dr. Sean Price
www.DrseanPrice.com
850-862-2224

(Dr. Price is a Chiropractor serving the Fort Walton Beach Community.  Dr. Price has had much success in treating patients suffering from Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Whiplash (or other injuries suffered in a car accident).  Utilizing his nonsurgical spinal decompression technologies, Dr. Price has helped many patients find long term relief from chronic pain conditions such as sciatica, spinal degeneration, herniated discs, buldging discs, and arthritis.  You can find Dr. Price in Fort Walton Beach by visiting www.DrSeanPrice.com or call his office at 850-862-2224.)

Be —-> Do —-> Have

Hello Everyone,

All of us, no matter what our walk of life, are on the search to be happy and healthy.

I have studied personal developement for many years, that is why I am so passionate about my profession, because as a chiropractor my job is simply to facilitate your healing.  Your body does the healing.  And the level to which your body heals has a large part to do with how you live your life and your life style choices.

Well, a lot of us are members of the “Soonas” tribe.

You know the tribe…I will be happy as “soon as” I ________.  I will be healthy as “soon as” _________.

Well, based on all of my experience, and all of my study in the fields of health, personal developement, and business, the members of the “soonas” tribe have it all wrong.

You see, it is not Do—>  Have —-> Be.

In other words, it is not as soon as I lose 50 lbs I will have the the body of my dreams so I will be happy and confident. (just an example)

Nope, instead it is Be—> Do —-> Have.  In other words, you can be your end result right now.

In other words, you can be “happy” right now.  And if you are happy, won’t that change what you do?  Don’t your actions change when you are “happy” vs. “depressed”?

Of course they do.

And if you are “Happy” and you act/do from a “Happy” place then your actions will lead you to “have” what you want.

Be—-> Do —-> Have

So how do you do this?  Who do you need to “be” to get what you want in life?

Well I have discovered 7 different key ways of “being” that is consistent between all of the Happy and Successful people that I have studied.

Tomorrow I will share the “Way of Being #1”.

Have a great day!

“Be” great today 🙂

Dr. Sean Price
www.DrSeanPrice.com
850-862-2224

(Dr. Price is a Chiropractor serving the Fort Walton Beach Community.  Dr. Price has had much success in treating patients suffering from Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Whiplash (or other injuries suffered in a car accident).  Utilizing his nonsurgical spinal decompression technologies, Dr. Price has helped many patients find long term relief from chronic pain conditions such as sciatica, spinal degeneration, herniated discs, buldging discs, and arthritis.  You can find Dr. Price in Fort Walton Beach by visiting www.DrSeanPrice.com or call his office at 850-862-2224.)

What is the right amount of sleep?

Hello Everyone,

One of the 5 pillars of health that I am frequently talking about when speaking with patients is getting enough good quality rest.

One of the challenges with sleep is “how much is enough” and “how much is too much?”

Well, the team from the University of Warwick and the Federico II University medical school in Naples analysed 16 studies involving a total of 1.3 million people and they claim to have found the answer.

In their study, they noted that previous studies had shown that sleep deprivation was associated with heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high choleserol.  However, the above mentioned researchers also found that sleeping too much was linked to an early death.

They found that people who slept less than 6 hours each night were 12 percent more likely to die before the age of 65 than those who slept the recommended six to eight hours.

What was interesting is that those who slept for more than nine hours a night were 30 percent more likely to die early.

According to the authors of the study “Consistently sleeping six to eight hours per night may be optimal for health.”

As a side note, much of the research that I personally have found states that on top of getting the recommended amount of sleep, the time that you sleep is important.  I have found both in research and experience that the more sleep you can get before 12am the more rested you will feel in the morning, even if you get up earlier than you normally would.  Try it out and see what you think.

Have a great day!

Dr. Sean Price
www.DrSeanPrice.com
850-862-2224

P.S.)  I haven’t completed  your special attachment yet, I will have it to you by the end of the week, so keep an eye out in your email in box.

(Dr. Price is a Chiropractor serving the Fort Walton Beach Community.  Dr. Price has had much success in treating patients suffering from Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Whiplash (or other injuries suffered in a car accident).  Utilizing his nonsurgical spinal decompression technologies, Dr. Price has helped many patients find long term relief from chronic pain conditions such as sciatica, spinal degeneration, herniated discs, buldging discs, and arthritis.  You can find Dr. Price in Fort Walton Beach by visiting http://www.DrSeanPrice.com or call his office at 850-862-2224.)

Chronic Pain From Whiplash

Hello Everyone,

I am currently writing a special report for car accident victims and what the best options are with regards to treatment.

The reason that I am doing this is because I have found a shocking statistic in my practice over the last 6 years.

That statistic is this…the vast majority of patients who come in to my office with severe degeneration or severe chronic pain (neck pain, back pain, headaches, pain in the arms and legs, etc…) have at some point in their lives been in a car accident.

The kicker is that most of these patients did not receive proper treatment.  In otherwords, they personally felt that the injuries were not severe enough, so they did not seek treatment, or they went to the ER and were told nothing was wrong, took some pain pills and never got treated.

The problem is this, when there is an injury to your body through a trauma, such as a car accident, your body releases a huge amount of adrenalin at the time of the accident, so it can be days to months before symptoms even begin to appear.  The patient thinks they are fine so do nothing about thier injuries.  Then later when the symptoms begin to appear and get worse and worse the patinet does not correlate the symptoms to the accident.

With the adrenalin release in mind, if you do infact feel pain at the sight of accident, that simple fact significantly increases your chances of permanent long term symptoms!

When your body starts to heal from the trauma of an accident, if you are not receiving the proper care to help your body heal properly, then your body will heal around these injuries and when you do finally seek treatment months to years later then your case is much more difficult to resolve because on top of your injury we are now dealing with scar tissue.

So it is very important that if you or anyone you know has been involved in a car accident, they need to get checked out immediately to see if there are any hidden injuries.

The injured person’s car insurance will cover your care…usually to the point that there is no out of pocket expense to the patient.

We will file all of the paperwork and handle everything for you, so no worries there.  Also, in the state of Florida you have up to 4 years to file a claim after an auto accident.

Let everyone know, if anyone has been in an accident, they need to get checked out.

Don’t take my word for it, here are just some of the statistics that I came across when doing my research:

* It is estimated that 15-40% of those who are injured in a motor vehicle collision will suffer from ongoing chronic pain.(Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2007)

* Whiplash injuries not only increase the incidence of chronic neck and shoulder pain, it also significantly increases the incidence of other systemic ill health effects. In other words, whiplash injuries cause more than neck pain and headache, it hurts the health of the entire body.(Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 2001)

* That essentially 100% of those who are suffering from chronic pain caused by a whiplash injury will have an abnormal psychological profile with standard assessments, and the only way to resolve the abnormal psychological profile was to successfully treat the chronic spinal pain. Psychotherapy was not able to improve the abnormal psychological profile, nor was it able to improve the patient’s chronic pain complaint.(Pain, 1997)

* In the longest study ever performed on whiplash-injured patients (a study looking at the health status 17 years after injury), 55% of the patients still suffered from pain caused by the original trauma.(Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2002)

* 90% of those who are initially given a cervical collar for their whiplash injuries will be suffering from chronic neck pain 6 months later.(Spine, 2000)

* 2% of whiplash-injured patients will have severe pain and problems that require ongoing medical investigations and drugs 7.5 years after being injured.(Injury, 2005)

* 1 in every 100 (1%) people on our planet suffer from chronic neck pain caused by whiplash injury.(Pain, 1994)

* Statistically, every American can expect to be in a motor vehicle collision once every ten years.

* Motor vehicle collisions have been the number one cause of death of our children for decades.

* Since 911 (September 11, 2001), about 3,000 Americans have died as a consequence of terrorism; about 360,000 Americans have died in motor vehicle crashes.

* Since the start of the American Revolution in 1775, about a million Americans have died in our wars. Since Henry Ford introduced the mass-produced motorcar in 1913, more than 2.5 million Americans have met their deaths on the road.

And millions of Americans who did not die from motor vehicle collisions were injured.
The Bottom Line…

To understand whiplash injury and treatment, it is most important to know the answers to these three questions:

* What tissues are injured in a motor vehicle collision?
* What tissues are the primary sources for chronic spinal pain?
* What tissues are primarily affected by the chiropractic adjustment?

“Astonishingly, the answer to all three questions is the same:

The tissues in and around the spine, including but not limited to the facet joints and the tissues of the disc joints

Consequently, it is inevitable that some whiplash-injured patients will develop chronic pain and that chiropractic is often the best management choice for these patients.”

– Dr. Dan Murphy

Call the office if you have any questions.  862-2224.

Have a great day!

Dr. Sean Price
www.DrSeanPrice.com
850-862-2224

(Dr. Price is a Chiropractor serving the Fort Walton Beach Community.  Dr. Price has had much success in treating patients suffering from Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Whiplash (or other injuries suffered in a car accident).  Utilizing his nonsurgical spinal decompression technologies, Dr. Price has helped many patients find long term relief from chronic pain conditions such as sciatica, spinal degeneration, herniated discs, buldging discs, and arthritis.  You can find Dr. Price in Fort Walton Beach by visiting http://www.DrSeanPrice.com or call his office at 850-862-2224.)

Blood Pressure and Lifestyle

Hello Everyone,

Today I want to talk a little bit about High Blood Pressure.

High blood pressure can be handled in a very high percentage of cases with lifestyle changes so today I am going to run through some lifestyle changes that will help manage high blood pressure or ideally prevent it if you don’t.

First of all, what is considered high blood pressure?

Normal blood pressure is less that 120/80 mmHg
PreHypertension:  120-139/80-89 mmHg
Hypertension:  greater than 140/90 mmHg
Stage 1 Hypertension: 140-159/90-99 mmHg
Stage 2 Hypertension: 160 or greater/100 or greater mmHg

So, let me first say, that if you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure and are taking high blood pressure medication, consult you medical doctor before making any changes to lifestyle and do not try to change your medications without their help.

Ok, so what are some of the lifestyle changes you can do to try to effect your blood pressure?

1.  Lose weight if you are over weight.  This is huge in today’s society and affects everything in your life.  Too much to go into here.  But if you can make a positive change in your body weight it would create significant changes in your health!

2.  Quit Smoking.  This is another “duh” moment.  No need to expand here….just don’t smoke, there is nothing good about it for you, or those around you!

3.  Eat a healthy diet.  In short….focus on whole foods, foods without ingredients on the labels.  Foods that are delivered to your body the way God intended.

4.  Reduce the amount of sodium in your diet to less than 1,500 mg per day.  While there is some controversy as to the importance of this step, it is apparent that some people are hypersensitive to sodium intake and it can cause an increase in blood pressure.

5.  Get regular exercise….if your blood pressure is already eleveated, concentrate on low intensity cardio exercise such as walking and check with your doc to see if you are healthy enough to perform other types of exercise.  The reason for the caution here is that certain types of exercise raise your blood pressure during the performance of the exercise.

6.  Limit alcohol consumption to two drinks per day for men and 1 drink per day for women.

7.  Learn stress management techniques.  In today’s society this is critical, we must be able to manage stress!  There are several ways to accomplish stress management through prayer, meditation, positive affirmations etc…but one of the best ways to manage stress is to get a relaxing massage on a frequent basis.

8.  Regular Chiropractic adjustments.  A proper functioning nervous system is critical to the healthy functioning of all of the systems of the body….including the cardiovascular system.

Simple lifestyle changes.  May seem insignificant but many times the solution is something simple.  Give it a try, let me know your results!

Have a great day!

Dr. Sean Price
www.DrSeanPrice.com
850-862-2224

(Dr. Price is a Chiropractor serving the Fort Walton Beach Community.  Dr. Price has had much success in treating patients suffering from Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Whiplash (or other injuries suffered in a car accident).  Utilizing his nonsurgical spinal decompression technologies, Dr. Price has helped many patients find long term relief from chronic pain conditions such as sciatica, spinal degeneration, herniated discs, buldging discs, and arthritis.  You can find Dr. Price in Fort Walton Beach by visiting www.DrSeanPrice.com or call his office at 850-862-2224.)