Saturday, December 25, 2010

T'was a Chiropractic Christmas

Fri, December 24, 2010 4:56:10 PM
From Dr. Tim Gay
T'was a Chiropractic Christmas

T'was a Chiropractic Christmas
by Author Unknown

T'was the day before Christmas,
but there was no cheer.
No jingle bells jingled, no sound of reindeer.
The word had gone out that Santa was sick.
There would be no visit from jolly St. Nick.
The people were sad; no gaiety sounded.
For Christmas had come,
but Santa was grounded.
He drove down the road,
and what should he see?
But a sign for a doctor, who was a D.C.
Now Santa was not one to like a new tactic,
But all else had failed, so he tried Chiropractic.
He entered the office and saw at a glance,
in a place such as this, illness hasn't a chance.

The office staff smiled, the music was sappy,
with all of the patients contented and happy.

In a very short time, to judge by the clock,
he was in the adjusting room, talking to Doc.
It must be the hurry, the tension and all,
I simply can't seem to get on the ball.
Life used to be easy;
just kids, toys and whistles,
now I dodge smog, spaceships and missiles.
And Doc, take a look at the size of this pack!
Have you any idea what it does to my back?
Poor Santa was miserable and just barely able,
with the help of the Doctor, to get on the table.
The Doctor was gentle;
without a fuss or a tussle
he examined the vertebrae
 and relaxed every muscle.
He spotted trouble and then with a click,
started aligning the spine of old St. Nick.
Santa felt aches and pains slipping away
and in no time at all he began to feel gay.
The air was a tingle with new fallen snow
and a healthy Kris Kringle was rarin' to go.

As he went out the door, he threw them a kiss;
why, it had been centuries
since he felt good as this!
Then once more he shouldered
the bag full of toys,
his heart overflowing with true Christmas joys.

Merry Christmas from Ultimate Parctice!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Good Nutrition & Lots of Exercise for Healthy Kids

Good Nutrition & Lots of Exercise for Healthy Kids
We're in the middle of a raging epidemic affecting America's youth - the obesity epidemic. The number of American adolescents who are obese increased 300% in the last 40 years.

This is a problem that can potentially affect every family. The good news is that in almost all cases, obesity is a lifestyle disorder. In other words, children become obese because of behaviors learned from their friends and their parents.

Healthy eating and regular exercise are the two critically important steps to take to help ensure your child retains an appropriate weight. With respect to healthy eating -

  • Eliminate all trans fats from your children's diet - this includes almost all fast foods
  • Cut down on sugary drinks (eliminate)
  • Serve at least five portions of fresh fruits and vegetables every day
  • Serve complex carbohydrates such as whole grains
  • Serve lean meat, fish, and poultry
  • Count calories!
Children need at least an hour of physical activity every day. This includes outdoor play, sports, and calisthenics. Make sure your kids are getting enough exercise!! 

use supplements to boost the nutritional value of the foods that are missing in your children diet.


Dr. Rodger Niemi
Renaissance Chiropractic Center

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Tacoma Thursday Morning Healthy Edge Group Program

Randy Schroeder & Brian Thiel are the facilitators for the Health Edge in Tacoma.   They run a morning session at the Venue.  

This is  a program that helps to make little changes in you life to improve your overall health.  below is a summary of the course at the venue.

The Tacoma Thursday Morning Healthy Edge Group Program Includes:
  • - 8 weekly meetings facilitated by Healthy Edge Independent Facilitators
  • - One-on-one coaching support
  • - Initial coaching call to set goals
  • - Weekly support through e-mails or phone calls
  • - Healthy Edge meals prepared by Three Chicks Catering, Inc. each week. (Except week 2 (JUMPSTART WEEK))
  • - 12 weeks of unlimited access to The Healthy Edge website (
  • - Full Healthy Edge program including videos, downloadable audios and notes and other support materials
  • - Over 150 Healthy Edge recipes
  • - BONUS GIFT: 1 month supply of top rated adult pharmaceutical grade supplements
  • - Taking back control of your health and weight! FOREVER!
  • * Spouse rates, Class Graduate rates, and children under 18 do not include all of the features listed above. Please discuss these features with the class Facilitators.
  • Tacoma Healthy Edge Course Outline
    8 Weeks to Your Healthy Edge Lifestyle:
    • Week 1: Getting Started on The Healthy Edge – Congratulations on your commitment to yourself and your health. This program is intended to guide you in making lifestyle changes that will not only change your outer body size but you’re inside body as well. This first meeting, we will take your weight, measurements and before pictures. We will also lead you through what it takes to get ready for The Healthy Edge. This is really the beginning. Welcome to The Healthy Edge.
    • Week 2: Insulin Resistance and The Glycemic Index – It may physically and mentally not be your fault for where you are in your health. Learn how to get rid of your carbohydrate cravings and get your insulin levels under control. What is Insulin Resistance? How does it adversely affects weight loss and your health? What is the role of blood sugar? What are the physical and emotional results of consuming low vs. high glycemic foods and meals? Learn why low glycemic shakes and bars will support you in overcoming insulin resistance and can jump start your new healthy lifestyle.
    • Week 3: Eating Out and Eating at The Workplace – How do you take responsibility for your choices and live a life of freedom? How can you succeed living a healthy lifestyle at the workplace? Learn how to prepare your week and set up your environment at work to win. How do you stay on track when eating out? What are you really ordering? We will review the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of local restaurants menu’s.
    • Week 4: Exercise – Most people know how to exercise so why don’t we? What is holding you back? Are your goals for exercise to get healthy, fit? How can strength training and circuit training dramatically increase the results you see? How do you know what is your target heart rate? How can you maximize the calories you burn for hours afterwards? Learn how exercise can really be fun.
    • Week 5: Reading Food Labels Part I – Learn about the information found on food labels. What you need to know about carbohydrates, fiber, fats, and proteins to be empowered in your healthy lifestyle? What does low fat, no fat, low calories, etc. really mean when it comes to your weight and health? What is regulated on food labels and what is marketing? What should I be buying organic?
    • Week 6: Reading Food Labels Part II – Know what is in your food and the effects of the 10 most common food additives. Most of these are in the diet foods that are being marketed for weight loss and in the foods you are buying for your children! Get empowered with knowledge! Bring pen and paper - we will review some cooking prep idea’s to make meals at home quick and easy.
    • Week 7: Maximize Fat Loss – “I just have a slow metabolism” will never come out of your mouth again after this seminar! Learn how protein, fiber, and muscle mass can increase the fat and calories you burn daily and change your body! Discover the secret to how fiber and protein contribute to your fat release! Fine tune your Healthy Edge journey by evaluating your progress and identifying what is missing.
    • Week 8: Where Do We Go From Here? - Congratulations! You are ready for the world, almost. Get your final pictures, weight and measurements and see how well you have done! Discuss your victories and challenges ahead and what how you can implement a lifestyle change from the education gained in the last seven weeks. Bring somebody special in your life to share your victory!

4902 Tacoma Mall Blvd. 
Tacoma WA 98409

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Use of Ice therapy to reduce inflammation

Use of Ice Pack

The use of ice packs helps to reduce swelling and inflammation, decrease pain from injury, and decrease the pain associated with muscle spasm and trigger points. When swelling is present, it helps to elevate the swollen area during the ice pack treatment.

The Gel packs are relatively inexpensive at any of the local drugstores. Many of them can also be used for heat therapy (but not all), make sure that you read the instructions if you plan on using one for heat as well as cold.

Never place the gel pack directly on bare skin. Always wrap the gel packs in a towel or washcloth. Gel packs can cause frostbite damage to the skin.

Place ice gel pack in freezer for about two hours.
Remove gel pack from freezer.
Place a flexible gel ice pack in a damp towel. (Crushed ice in a plastic bag may be substituted)
Place ice pack over the painful or swollen area. It may help to strap the pack on with an elastic strap.
Keep ice pack in place for approximately 20 minutes.
(Ice packs go through 3 stages, the area feels cold, the area feels “achy”, and finally the area feels numb. You want to leave the ice pack in place for about 5 minutes after reaching the numb stage.)
Remove ice pack.
This may be repeated if needed for relief of pain and/or swelling. You must wait at least 45-60 minutes for the area to re-warm itself before reapplying the ice pack.

Another alternative is to use a bag of frozen peas (or veggie of your choice) wrapped in a damp cloth.

1. Always use a washcloth or towel between the ice pack and skin.

2. Apply only for 10-20 minutes at a time.

3. Cold pack may be reapplied as often as needed as long as you wait at least 45-60 minutes between applications.

Dr Rodger Niemi
Renaissance Chiropractic Center

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Using Vitamin D to help boost the immune system

Another great article from
Dr. Mercola provides great information to help fight off the coming flu season and keep your body healthy naturally. Take the few minutes to watch this video so that you are well informed before you make a decision on taking a flu shot.

Another influenza season is beginning, and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will strongly urge Americans to get a flu shot. In fact, the CDC mounts a well-orchestrated campaign each season to generate interest and demand for flu shots.

But a recent study published in the October issue of the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine found that vaccinating young children against the flu appeared to have no impact on flu-related hospitalizations or doctor visits during two recent flu seasons.

At first glance, the data did suggest that children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years derived some protection from vaccination in these years. But after adjusting for potentially relevant variables, the researchers concluded that "significant influenza vaccine effectiveness could not be demonstrated for any season, age, or setting" examined.

Additionally, a Group Health study found that flu shots do not protect elderly people against developing pneumonia -- the primary cause of death resulting as a complication of the flu. Others have questioned whether there is any mortality benefit with influenza vaccination. Vaccination coverage among the elderly increased from 15 percent in 1980 to 65 percent now, but there has been no decrease in deaths from influenza or pneumonia.

There is some evidence that flu shots cause Alzheimers disease, most likely as a result of combining mercury with aluminum and formaldehyde. Mercury in vaccines has also been implicated as a cause of autism.

Three other serious adverse reactions to the flu vaccine are joint inflammation and arthritis, anaphylactic shock (and other life-threatening allergic reactions), and Guillain-Barré syndrome, a paralytic autoimmune disease.

One credible hypothesis that explains the seasonal nature of flu is that influenza is a vitamin D deficiency disease.

Vitamin D levels in your blood fall to their lowest point during flu seasons. Unable to be protected by the bodys own antibiotics (antimicrobial peptides) that are released by vitamin D, a person with a low vitamin D blood level is more vulnerable to contracting colds, influenza, and other respiratory infections.

Studies show that children with rickets, a vitamin D-deficient skeletal disorder, suffer from frequent respiratory infections, and children exposed to sunlight are less likely to get a cold. The increased number of deaths that occur in winter, largely from pneumonia and cardiovascular diseases, are most likely due to vitamin D deficiency.

Unfortunately, now, for the first time, flu vaccination is also being pushed for virtually all children -- not just those under 5.

This is a huge change. Previously, flu vaccine was recommended only for youngsters under 5, who can become dangerously ill from influenza. This year, the government is recommending that children from age 6 months to 18 years be vaccinated, expanding inoculations to 30 million more school-age children.

The government argues that while older children seldom get as sick as the younger ones, it's a bigger population that catches flu at higher rates, so the change should cut missed school, and parents' missed work when they catch the illness from their children.

Of course, this policy ignores the fact that a systematic review of 51 studies involving 260,000 children age 6 to 23 months found no evidence that the flu vaccine is any more effective than a placebo.

Sources: October 3, 2008
EMS Responder September 9, 2008
WebMD October 6, 2008
Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine October 2008; 162(10):943-51

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Friday, October 8, 2010


This was previously posted on the Renaissance Chiropractic group page.  I thought that since I am driving by at least 4 pharmacies everyday advertising flu shots on my way to and from the office, that I would share this again.  Again, Putting toxins into your body, whether by injection, pills, potions or lotions, is not good for your well being (my opinion).   Chiropractors want you to make good, informed choices for your well-being.   Knowing is half the battle.

Vaccination Content


Dis-ease - causing agents for vaccines are grown in putrid mixes of blood, tissue and other substances from: monkey kidneys, chicken and duck embryos; dog, horse, rabbit, mouse and cow tissues. Also, human tissue culture containing cells (notably from the uterine cancer of Henrietta Lack, an African American woman who died in the 1960's, and whose cancer cells were laboratory-proliferated and now contaminate cell lines in research labs around the globe) and increasingly human diploid cells obtained from the dissected organs of aborted fetuses. RNA & DNA from 11 species contaminate vaccines,

: a neuro-toxin which has been associated w/ Alzheimers, dis-ease, dementia and seizures; aluminum is carcinogenic in laboratory mice and added to vaccines to "promote antibody response."

a sodium salt derived from the deadly poison mercury and used as a disinfectant and preservative; thirmersal has been linked to brain and kidney damage as well as immune and neurological dis-orders; it is a component of vaccines for DPT, tetanus, hepatitius B and Hib.

a major component of embalming fluid, which of course is pumped into dead people to keep them dead; a known cancer-causing chemical, this toxic substance is used to "inactivate" viruses and detoxify bacterial toxins; formaldehyde has also shown to be injurious to the liver and to trigger gene mutations.

CARBOLIC ACID (PHENOL): believed to cause gender mutation; a deadly poison used as a disinfectant, dye;

Neomycin, Streptomycin and a variety of other drugs - to which increasing numbers of the population are demonstrating serious allergies and to which increasing numbers of microbes are developing genetically-transmitted tolerance;

ACETONE: used in fingernail polish remover and as a solvent;

ALUM: used as a preservative;

GLYCERIN: a tri-atomic alcohol extracted from natural fats which are putrefied and decomposed; toxic effects damage the kidneys, liver, lungs and "pronounced local tissue damage", gastrointestinal damage and death.

trace elements of other chemicals such as sodium
hydroxide, sorbitol, hydrolyzed gelatin, benzethonium chloride, methylparaben; some of which are known or suspected of causing cancer.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010


Eczema is a form of atopic dermatitis that manifests itself in the form of dry, rough skin that can or cannot be covered in a red and intensely itchy rash. According to renowned pediatrician Dr. Sears, eczema affects approximately 10 percent of infants and children. "The cause is mainly genetic," says Dr. Sears. "It is the result of an inborn tendency toward dry skin and allergies." The key to successful treatment is finding a way to moisturize and treat the allergies simultaneously.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic treatment may be effective in treating eczema. The theory is that eczema is a manifestation of an attack on the immune system, which is linked to the central nervous system. Chiropractic treatments correct subluxations (or misalignment) in the spine that adversely affect these systems' abilities to function normally. In other words, a subluxation blocks optimal blood flow to the skin, making it more vulnerable to attack, as seen in the form of eczema.
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The above paragraphs are from the site.  While there may be a genetic component to Eczema,  very few thing are strictly a genetic problem.  most conditions require an environmental stimulus to trigger the genetic response.   Eczema, psoriasis  and other skin conditions have a neurological component as well.  when the nerves to an area are impaired; circulation, sensation and sub-dermal muscles can be affected.  This can impact the severity of the skin conditions and their response to other interventions.   one text suggest the mid-cervical region (C3), mid thoracic region (T4,T6 &T9) and the mid lumbar region (L4) are the culprit areas that need to be checked and adjusted for Eczema outbreaks.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE CAN HELP WITH THESE CONDITIONS. How much we can help varies from patient to patient.   

Dr Rodger Niemi
Renaissance Chiropractic Center

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Who is responsible for your health???

Who is responsible for your health???

With the current state of the health care market, we are seeing more and more restrictions and denials from  insurance companies for chiropractic care.  The denials may be basis on the number of visits that you have had; the type of adjustments you receive (Aetna has denied claims when we have only used the activator instrument to adjust).  Claims have been denied for children based on their age, deemed as experimental care.  Some of the insurance companies have begun to use assessment surveys to establish when they will deny a claim. these surveys are focused on neck pain and back pain; only a small part of why you may seek to use chiropractic care. 

 All of these are as frustrating for us as it is for you. 

One thing to consider; "health" insurance is not intended to make you healthier than you are (or have been), it is intended as a benefit to manage disease or dysfunction.  They are not going to pay for your vitamins, organic foods, gym membership, etc.....  investing in these things and more are an investment in your health and well being!!!!! 
Recently we have a situation in which we needed to take my wife into the local emergeny room. The cost of this one nights visit to the hospital were incredible.  just to sign in at the ER was as much as some patients entire care with me.  $1500 just for the emergency room services.  you add the emergency room doctor, imaging, examination  and other miscellaneous charges and this trip to the emergency room was nearly $4,000.  All to confirm what I already knew without doing any test and to tell us to go home.   Very often, extended chiropractic care will cost you less than half just one visit to the ER.     

Thursday, September 23, 2010

5 Ways Poor Posture Can Limit Height Growth

Article from Dr. Randy Baze's newsletter by Rodney Williams 
when your spine deviates from the idea curvatures, your body movement dynamic changes.  when your change the dynamics of body motion, you effect the nervous system.  when you change the nervous system, you effect to function of every cell in the body.  It changes the way your body chemistry is functioning and this can have an overall effect on your health.

Dr Rodger Niemi
Renaissance Chiropractic Center 
4902 Tacoma Mall Blvd
Tacoma WA 98409

5 Ways Poor Posture Can Limit Height Growth
Rodney Williams

Many posture problems exist that people pick up over the years and may not even realize they have. These could lead to pain, especially back pain, and as far as height is concerned, can make us not only physically shorter, but appear shorter as well. Some of the most common posture problems are looked at below.

1. Walking posture - This is an easy one to get into bad habits with, probably the one which is the hardest to break, and also the one which is discussed the least of the three major ones, the other two of which are looked at next. It's often assumed that proper sitting posture and to a lesser extent, sleeping posture, can be taught, while walking is just something we naturally do, and cannot be changed or critiqued. Poor walking posture is quite common for this reason.
Breaking this habit can be difficult, and will take a concerted effort to break. The subject should practice walking with their shoulders tensed and forcibly held back, head held high, making a mental note of where their eye level is. Getting in the practice of doing this should make it easier to recognize when they're walking improperly, at which point they can consciously correct it until it becomes second nature and replaces the old, bad habit.

2. Sitting Posture - These posture issues are also very common, and as more and more people sit behind a computer for a living, their possible consequences and reach grows. The computer monitor, keyboard and chair should all be set in positions that all but force the user to sit in an upright position. LCD monitors are good for this, as they force a consistent eye level be maintained to get a good view of the screen. Any slouching and the user should know it immediately.

3. Sleeping Posture - The one people would generally be the least aware of, and also the one that would seemingly be the most difficult to break, though this isn't the case. By properly utilizing pillows, by removing them when sleeping on one's back and by sticking them between the legs when sleeping on the side, bad sleeping posture can be limited with little effort.

4. Bow Legs and Knock Knees - These conditions develop early, and are not as easily cured. A doctor visit will probably be necessary, at which point special insoles or footwear that can help break the problem will probably be prescribed.

5. Scoliosis - This is a serious condition, in which the spine is severely curved, resulting in a drastic loss of height, as well as other health ailments. In mild cases, Scoliosis can be corrected with the proper stretching exercises. In extreme cases, surgery may be needed to correct it.

Improved posture can not only result in increased height, it can improve our health in other areas, and proper posture also makes you appear more professional to others. Snap out of your bad habits today, and kick them to the curb.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Whiplash - Getting Well Naturally

You're driving to work and stop for a red light. You're minding your own business and - bam! - your car rocks forward and backward, slammed in the rear by another car driven by some guy yakking on his cell phone. Or you're a passenger in a Seattle taxi. The driver's cruising down Denny Way when a teenager suddenly dashes into the intersection, running across the street against the light. The cabbie slams on the brakes and your head rocks forcefully backward and forward.

Or for reasons known only to yourself you decide it's a good idea to go bungee jumping. You dive into space, the cord extends, and finally the cord is fully played out. Significant physical forces blast through your body as you helplessly bounce back and forth, dangling in the air like a gaffed flying fish.
The result of each of these demonstrations of Isaac Newton's First Law of Motion? Later that day, or possibly within several days, you begin to experience neck pain. You might also have shoulder pain, headache, nausea, dizziness, and pain or numbness traveling down one or both arms. You have whiplash - a traumatic injury to the muscles, ligaments, and spinal joints of your neck and upper back.1,2

If you're lucky you'll get better in a few days. If the injuries are moderate or severe the various complaints will linger and may even get worse. As with any injury or illness, if you're not getting better right away you need to see your doctor. As you've suffered an injury to your head and neck, it may be a good idea to see your doctor as soon as you can, in any case, even if you think the injury is mild.

Your chiropractor is an excellent choice for examination and evaluation of injuries due to whiplash. She will be able to determine the nature and extent of the damage to muscle, ligament, and bone. Taking an x-ray series is a very important part of the evaluation of whiplash, as even seemingly modest forces can result in fracture of one or more vertebras in your neck. Evaluation of nerve function, including both spinal nerves and cranial nerves, is critically important. Pain and/or numbness radiating into one or both arms suggests injury to a cervical nerve root and needs to be thoroughly assessed.

If no fractures have been identified, chiropractic treatment can begin immediately. Over time, chiropractic treatment helps reduce inflammation of injured muscles and ligaments. Over time, chiropractic treatment helps restore normal ranges of motion to your neck and upper back. With this natural form of healing you begin to make incremental, steady progress, recovering the ability to participate in all your daily activities with reduced levels of pain and discomfort.

Chiropractic treatment provides optimal therapy for whiplash injuries, allowing your body to recover and return to normal by utilizing its own restorative powers.3

1Kasch H, et al: Clinical assessment of prognostic factors for long-term pain and handicap after whiplash injury: a 1-year prospective study. Eur J Neurol 15(11):1222-1230, 2008
2Chen HB, et al: Biomechanics of whiplash injury. Chin J Traumatol 12(5):305-314, 2009
3Michaleff ZA, et al: A randomised clinical trial of a comprehensive exercise program for chronic whiplash: trial protocol. BMC Musculoskeletal Disord 10:149, 2009 (12/2/09)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Nevaeh House

The Executive Director and founder of Nevaeh  House, Naomi Truitt a devoted mother of three started out as a ECE Educator and in 2004 she became a CASA for the state of Washington. Shortly following she worked as a visitation supervisor and decided to follow her calling to start an agency providing quality supervised visitations for families, hiring only the best. Nevaeh House started out by creating and implementing an extremely sucessful 72-hour visitation program for the DCFS Offices located in region 5. This program helped over 350 families with much needed visitations between parents and thier children within 72 hours of  placement. In her free time Naomi spends at her church working as a nurse and giving back to the community. She is also an active mother in Jack and Jill of America incorporated, helping not only to better her own children's upbringing and education but of others as well.

Nevaeh House website for for information 

Nevaeh House

Antioxidants for a Youthful Appearance

Antioxidants for a Youthful Appearance

Those who continue to look young in their 50s, 60s, 70s , and beyond usually have learned many secrets and strategies for keeping themselves healthy and well. For the most part, those secrets are not found in the bottles, tubes, and jars whose sales account for many billions of dollars each year.

One key secret is eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. No one needed to be reminded of this 75 years ago. In those days produce was an essential dietary component. And for the most part the produce people age was grown locally. Today we have so many choices, not all of them healthful, and we need to be sure to eat produce that is fresh rather than packaged in cans.

Colorful fresh produce contains high levels of antioxidants, those small biochemicals that pack a big punch. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, naturally occurring end-products of metabolism that destroy cells and may even cause cancer if they're not removed promptly.

In fact, a recent article in Ecology Letters pointed to an even more remarkable power of antioxidants. Researchers were studying brightly colored plumage on birds (which signal their efficacy as mates). Their work confirmed that more colorful males are better able to protect their sperm from oxidative stress. The article reported that sperm quality in less colorful males improved when antioxidants (specifically, carotenoids) were added to their diet.

In short, antioxidants provided by fresh produce have all kinds of life-extending benefits!

you can find more information on our office website 

Dr Rodger Niemi
Renaissance Chiropractic Center

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Eating a Naturally Healthy Diet Is Not A New idea!!!!!!

the Idea that you need to get back to a naturally healthy diet is not new.   Dr. Jack LaLanne was at the forefront of the wellness crusade.  He was promoting a diet of whole food, unprocessed foods, reducing sugar and preservatives from the foods you eat beginning back in the 1940's and 1950's.

How much healthier would we be today if even a few of us had learned the lessons he was teaching back then????

this is a video from his show that aired in the 1950's.

One concept that Jack put forth back during his shows was that it is never to late to begin.

Diet, Exercise, posture, grooming, smile, positive thinking, relaxation, helping others, and FAITH were his 10 point program for improving yourself. (not necessarily in that order).

Dr Rodger Niemi
Renaissance Chiropractic Center

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Usui System of Reiki Healing - Emmy Heinz-Marcelynas

Emmy Heinz-Marcelynas is a Doula teaching birthing classes at Renaissance Chiropractic Center Wednesday evenings, she also uses Reiki to help expectant mothers through their pregnancy.   

Following is a desciption of Reiki from her website @


The Usui System of Reiki Healing

What is Reiki?
        Reiki is a Japanese word that means “Universal Life Force Energy.” It is the energy in all things, and when used as a gentle healing art, it helps to promote the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

How does it work?
        It is a gentle, non-manipulative touch with a transfer of the Reiki energy through the hands into the body. It is used to “treat” yourself and others. (Think of the word “treat” as something good you give to yourself or another, not as a medical “treatment.”)

What does it do?
        Those receiving Reiki may experience a deep relaxation or a reduction of stress. Pain may be alleviated. It is used to stimulate the body to heal itself by promoting balance and harmony to the organs, systems, and glands of the body. It cannot harm anyone. You cannot overload someone with Reiki. The healing takes place between the individual and the Reiki. You cannot control it with your mind, it is totally safe. Often individuals gain new insight into the possible causes of the imbalance in their lives.

Who benefits from Reiki?
        All living things, all ages, human beings, animals, and plants.

Do I need to believe it to make it work?
        No. It is not “faith healing” and has nothing to do with one’s belief system. Reiki is practiced around the world in many cultures, many languages, religions, and belief systems. The only requirement is an openness to experiencing the life-giving energy of Reiki.

Do I need to do anything special to either give or receive Reiki?
        No. The Reiki is simply activated by touch. An individual is fully clothed during a treatment and the main thing to consider is that both the person giving and the person receiving Reiki be comfortable. You may have background music, you may talk, you may both be silent. Each situation is different and the key is to be diligent and mindful of the situation.
How does Reiki benefit a pregnant or laboring mom?
Reiki can help an anxious mom prepare her body and mind for labor and birth. The first 15-60 minutes of a session is devoted to finding powerful thoughts and words a mom wants to bring to her birthplace- peace, energy, confidence, health, wisdom, acceptance, and strength are typical "power words" moms want to focus on. We also talk about the things a mom wants to release herself from before and during birth- fear, worry, control, etc. Moms usually have a sense of calm and confidence after a pregnancy Reiki session. During birth, Reiki can be used to create a warm and comforting environment, as well as bring a sense of power and confidence to a laboring mom. You never know how Reiki will work on a mom's physical being, but most moms describe a sense of tingly energy that flows through the body, circling the belly, and surrounding even the hardest of contractions with a feeling of primal satisfaction. It's amazing stuff!!!

Dr Rodger Niemi
Renaissance Chiropractic Center

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A bit of chiropractic history!!!

A bit of chiropractic history!!!
from Time.
Monday, Jul. 09, 1951
Medicine: Crusading Chiropractor

In the U.S., 36 states allow boards of chiropractors to pass on the professional qualifications of fellow spinal manipulators. But Ohio is not one of them. There, a chiropractor must get his permit from a medical board of orthodox M.D.s. Chiropractor Herber Ross Reaver considered this absurd.  Said he : "It's like having Catholic priests license Methodist ministers. We recognize that both are prescribing away to heaven, but why should one tell the other what to prescribe?"

Reaver set out to change the state law. He began to practice, without a permit, in a Cincinnati suburb. He got plenty of patients, but every now & then the law interfered. In 13 years, Chiropractor Reaver was fined eight times. Next came three short jail sentences. On his twelfth conviction, Reaver drew a six-month sentence and a warning that if he practiced again he would be prosecuted as a habitual criminal. That did it. Last week Reaver announced that his crusade was ended and he was moving to Florida.

Dr Rodger Niemi
Dr Doug Long
Dr Mike Long
Renaissance Chiropractic Center


My friend Ron this morning gave me a copy of an interesting email he had received about water vs coke. below is the text from that email.

at the end I have added some notes to clarify things.



This is really an eye opener.... Water or Coke? We all know that water is important but I've never seen it written down like this before.


1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.
4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.


1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days.
3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous China.
4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a crumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for sumptuous brown gravy.
8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains.
9. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.


1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days.Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.
2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must
use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.
3. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!


Would you like a Coke or a glass of water

Now for my thought and comments.
1. the comments that the highway patrol carries coke to wash away blood after an accident seems to be false.  There are multiple sites that have looked for this and it has not been substantiated.
2. the T-bone stake being dissolved away was busted on Mythbusters, along with lots of other coke myths.

the other items seem to have at least some truth to them.

The acidity of coke is less than the 2.8 pH used to dissolve a nail.

Phosphoric acid is used industrially to clean engine blocks.

Coke is High in sodium (salt) and HFCS (high fructose corn sugar).   the salt makes you more thirsty, the HFCS stimulates hunger.  Thirsty so you want to drink more coke, hungry so you by the big-mac to go with your coke. 

Nearly One Million Children in U.S. Potentially Misdiagnosed With ADHD

Here is a great Article that explains how young people have been given a diagnosis of ADHD because of their behavior.   Many of these children being diagnosed as ADD/ADHD  are being diagnosed by their teachers as they start school.   Schools will often push the issue of diagnosing children as ADD/ADHD because they are disruptive to the classroom.  Behavioral problem for these younger children is very frequently due to the maturity level for their age.   Resorting to drugs to control behavior at this age can have life-long consequences.  

Sunday, August 22, 2010

"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease." -Thomas Edison

Article from Dr. Andrew Iverson at Trilium health

The Essential Needs - Oxygen, Water, Macro Nutrients, Micro Nutrients and Co Enzymes

The essential needs are listed in level of importance, but in reality all of them are essential for human life.

Every creature has essential needs that if deprived, life would be impossible. The very basics of life depend on oxygen, water, macro and micro nutrients, and cofactors or vitamins and enzymes. Any one of these in deficit can bring great changes to the physiological processing and an organism's health. Below is outlined the hierarchal needs in order of importance for the body.

Simply understood, one can not survive very long without the primary importance of OXYGEN; about 3 to 5 minutes to be exact. It is the most important of all necessities and even mild deficits or excesses can affect body functions. Unfortunately, the quantity and quality of oxygen supply is ever dwindling as the planet is being affected by increasing levels of carbon dioxide from the green house effect, off-gassing by domestic and industrial pollution, and deforestation. As people's health progressively deteriorates, the need for a clean oxygen source is greater than ever.


Unknowing to most, the most toxic air is inside the home. According to EPA research, the air inside the typical home is an average of 2-5 times more polluted than the air just outside its walls. In extreme cases it can be 100 times more contaminated from petrochemical and synthetics like cleaners, carpets, particle board products, paints/stains, and gas furnaces.1 To protect one from these indoor air contaminates, Dr. Iverson recommends an air purifier with multiple levels of filtration. He uses the XJ 3000D not only in his home, but also in his clinic and with patients. This specialized air purifier uses six stages of purification that are absolutely essential to manage all aspects of air filtration. After three weeks of researching competitive models there is nothing that the doctor has found comparative for the price which is offered at an additional discount for patients.

To offset this common oxygen deficiency, we will often recommend several techniques to aid in the saturation of oxygen within cells. Specific deep breathing exercises are a beginning step towards a regenerative healing program. Deep breathing consciously from the abdomen in the evening or early morning outdoor air is not only healing, but also a relaxing and invigorating routine to include within your day. Exercising outside among trees and plants away from busy streets is another excellent way to raise oxygen levels. Of course the next hierarchal need actually contains the oxygen atom, so "H20" will also increase the body's stores.

Essential Needs - Water

A person can live only about 5-10 days without WATER, thus it is the second hierarchal need. The human body is comprised upwards of 70% water and the blood, brain, and lungs 80% or more depending on the individual. A deficiency in water may become evident in many different ways such as indigestion, ulcers, constipation, headaches, memory deficiency, or breathing disorders. Because chronic deficiency symptoms can be disguised as so many types of illness, actual water deficiency is not easy to recognize and rarely diagnosed. With today's excess consumption of dehydrating liquids such as caffeine, soda, and alcohol combined with the lack of proper intake of purified water, most people can expect to have some degree of water insufficiency.

The Earth protects the loss of this precious solvent by the atmosphere inhibiting the escape of evaporated gasses. Thus water is a part of a continual cycle from sea to clouds and back to sea. Humans and animals drink water, excrete it through urine where it filters back into the Earth's ground water, travels to the ocean to re-evaporate into the atmosphere. The water which we drink and bathe is the very same water that has been around since Creation. However, since then it has been exposed to known cardio and neurotoxins like the heavy metals of lead, arsenic and mercury, as well organic solvents, pesticides, hormones, prescription antibiotics and medications, and nitrate compounds from fecal wastes. All to be treated by the city with chlorine and fluorine known oxidants which accelerate cellular aging and degeneration. These named chemicals are known to accumulate in animal fat tissue, binding to important enzymes and interrupting vital processes for life.

1EPA, Office of Air and Radiation,

To eliminate all harmful and biochemical altering chemicals Dr. Iverson uses and recommends drinking and bathing in water passed through an affordable Hydrolife KDF filter (superior to carbon filters and are free from bacterial growth) and/or a distiller. Filters for bathing and drinking are available to patients at a discounted rate through TRILIUM. In addition, it would be optimal to return the water back to its natural high-energy state by vortexing. Vortexing, or spinning the water at high speeds, erases the electro-magnetic memory of past chemical exposures and electrically re-charges the water to its natural state. In nature water is energetically cleansed as it passes over rocks, percolates through springs, and is swirled by currents as millions of vortices form electrically enhancing and clearing the water of past frequencies. Ask us how you may can enhance your water by vortexing.

Without food or MACRONUTRIENTS the body can live about 40-60 days (depending on a person's body fat reserves). From birth we are nourished by the very nectar of life through our mother's breast milk. This perfect human food contains an ideal balance of the essential nutrients for growth: essential amino acids from protein, essential fatty acids from fat and essential sugars from carbohydrates. These macronutrients are present in breast milk to provide the growing baby with the necessary building blocks of structure, chemistry and communication. When a mother is eating a diet rich in nutrition such as organic vegetables, grains, nuts, and free range meats many of the important macro/micro-elements are provided for health.Eggs


PROTEIN is the builder, and when taken into the body as food it is digested (if the digestive system is working optimally) and broken down into simple amino acids. From here it can be reassembled by the body to form structural proteins like tissues of bones, muscles and the collagen of skin. This is the most common reason people think to eat protein; to make muscle. What most people don't realize is protein breaks into amino acids to make globular metabolic proteins which are responsible for millions of essential functions from immunity to digestion. Immunoglobulins are antibodies made to fight off illness, hemoglobin in red blood cells carries oxygen to the cells, and catalytic enzymes that digest food and speed chemical reactions are all proteins made from amino acids!! So much more than pumping iron.

Breast milk contains about 82% usable protein (NNU or Net Nitrogen Utilization) for tissue growth, repair, and enzymes which means only 18% is excreted as waste. This makes breast milk the most efficient protein available. Eggs are 48% utilized and cow's whey only 16% net nitrogen utilization! This means the remaining 84% of whey protein, mostly used by weight lifters in the junk protein powders, is actually putting stress on the kidneys to remove the excess waste instead of building muscle. In order to provide the most sufficient source of protein Dr. Iverson suggests a protein that is best suitable to your biochemical metabolic type found with testing. In some very deficient people the Master Amino Acid Pattern (MAP) is recommended and made available through TRILIUM.

Besides protein, breast milk also contains FAT. Non-essential fats like saturated fats are used for long lasting energy and endurance. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are unable to be made by the body and have gained great acceptance by the traditional medical field over the past decade. FishThey come in the forms Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA), as found in flax seeds, which can be converted in the body to omega-3 oils such as EPA and DHA (EicosaPentaenoic Acid, DocosaHexaenoic Acid) found most notably in fish oils. The more common Linoleic Acid (LA) and Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA) make up the family of omega-6 oils, which are abundant and often in excess in our diets as they are found in corn, safflower, canola, soybean, sunflower and other vegetable oils. Essential fatty acids are needed for cell membrane fluidity (so nutrients flow in and wastes flow out), nerve and brain function and repair (fats represent at least 12% of the brain by weight), cardiovascular health, and immune system communication. Dr. Iverson suggests obtaining the majority of EFAs from green vegetables, seeds and contaminant free pure source fish oils such as professional quality cod liver oil.


The final essential macronutrients of breast milk are CARBOHYDRATES. Carbohydrates are the main fuel utilized by the brain as they provide faster energy than fat. Carbohydrates were once only thought of as a source of energy, however, these molecules have been re-examined for multiple other functions and are validated in thousands of scientific articles including two journals named exclusively after them (Glycobiology, Glycoscience and Nutrition). They are now outlined as the eight essential sugars or glyconutrients: Fucose, Galactose, Glucose, Mannose, N-AcetylGalactosamine, N-AcetylGlucosamine, N-AcetylNeuraminic Acid and Xylose. Of these eight essentials only glucose and galactose are found in the majority of one's diet. Aloe PlantThe eight complete sugars would naturally be found in a diet abundant with organic vegetables and fruits, homegrown in fertile soil and allowed to ripen until mature. However, because nearly none of these factors are readily available in our produce, let alone the absolute lack of vegetables and fruits in the American diet, deficiency symptoms are becoming evident. Autoimmune disorders and weakened immune disorders, cancer and benign growth patterns, neurological deficiencies, behavioral and mood disorders, metabolic and glandular insufficiencies are all becoming common, even in children.

These essential carbohydrates form an integral component of the cell membrane or glycomembrane where they promote cell to cell communication. When cells have the ability to talk freely between one another they can convey if they have excesses or deficiencies of nutrients, overloads of toxins or poisons, whether they have been taken over by a virus or parasite, or if the cell has become cancerous. VegetablesIf this communication is happening effectively the immune system can recognize the sick cell and dispose of it if infected. With the proper nutrients the immune system can once again communicate and naturally balance the numbers of white blood cells by either raising or lowering their population. Thus glyconutrient supplementation can help dampen the excessive nature of auto-immune illnesses or help to stimulate the weaknesses as seen in immuno-deficient cases like cancer, AIDS, and others. Please learn more about these nutrients by visiting and reading about the latest developments. Dr. Iverson uses extracts of glyconutrients from aloe vera, noni, mushrooms and the product Aloe Immune.

MICRONUTRIENTS are as important as any of the prior mentioned nutritional elements. Complete deficiency will lead to common ailments such as anemia because of a lack of iron, copper, or B vitamins or osteoporosis due to calcium, magnesium and trace element deficiency. GrapesLess common and more dangerous deficiencies include scurvy (vitamin C deficiency), rickets (vitamin D), Beri Beri (vitamin B1) xerophthalmia (vitamin A), or pellagra (niacin).

MINERALS are the support, or the backbone (think of rocks as a foundation), and the electrical conductors that send signals down nerves in the form of ions. They are needed for structure of frame and bio-chemical reactions in thousands of human processes. Sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium are of the most important mineral elements playing a large part in nerve conduction and electrolyte stability, along with carbon, nitrogen, sulfur, and phosphorus interacting to form organic molecules and amino acids. Biochemical testing, as done by Dr. Iverson, can help determine if you are functionally deficient in any of these minerals. Trace elements such as selenium, copper, zinc, manganese, molybdenum, chromium and iodine are highly recognized for their absolute importance in chemical reactions. For example, glutathione peroxidase, an enzyme that aides in the liver's role of detoxification, utilizes these trace elements to detoxify chemicals that the body is exposed to daily. BerriesTrace minerals most notably play a crucial role in hormonal and glandular functions of the endocrine system especially thyroid, pancreas and sex organs.

Finally, ENZYMES and CO-ENZYMES (also known as VITAMINS) are the final essentials needed for proper growth, chemical functions, and communication. Enzymes are present naturally in raw foods like mother's milk (non- pasteurized) and raw fruits and vegetables. They speed biochemical reactions and encourage the breakdown of large food particles called digestion. Co-enzymes or Vitamins are essential for making structure, like vitamin C in making collagen of tissue. They act as antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E to reduce cellular breakdown or aging. They also from a key ingredient in thousands of known chemical reactions, such as B vitamins needed for cellular respiration, which the cell needs to survive. Without vitamins the chemical process of cells would not be possible.Lettuce Head

"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
-Thomas Edison

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