This weekend I participated in a bike race at Road America called “The 12 Hours of Road America”. It is a fundraiser for the charity Team Triumph, which raises funds for endurance athletes who are disabled. The goal of the ride is to do as many laps as you can from 7 PM to 7 AM [...]
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Late last week I took a quick hiking trip in Rocky Mountain National Park. I stuffed six Possible Bars from Standard Process in my hiking boot then placed the boots in my carry on luggage. As you can see from the above picture the TSA stopped me. The bars looked like the explosive C4 packed [...]
Another statement from a wise patient: “Success is never owned, only rented, and payment is due everyday!” The Milwaukee Bucks are a great example. They will learn real quick next year that there is no resting on your laurels. Once you are on top everyone is aiming for you. You can switch the word "success" with "health" in [...]
Last week I walked into the treatment room and asked the patient how she was doing. She answered honestly and said, “Well…not so good.” The funny thing is when I ask a patient how they are doing and they start with “Well” they are rarely well! The truth is, when I walked into the room [...]
Are you ready to roll? I recently asked patient with low back pain if he was doing his low back exercises. He replied, “Religiously! On Christmas and Easter!!!" Right idea, wrong frequency :) As you can see, even Remi stretches before exercise. He will do the appropriately named upward and downward dog stretch. For a person, a [...]
This past Saturday, I was walking through the Elkhart Lake farmers market checking on how my son and his friend were fairing selling their metal artwork. As I walked, I recognized a a patient who had moved out of the area several years ago, who was mildly hunched over a stand. I yelled out her husband’s [...]
A very wise patient said this week that he was on vacation and shut off all connectivity for two full days. During that time he focused on three simple DOING questions: What should I keep doing? What should I stop doing? What should I start doing? Wow! That is a very simple but profound set [...]
“It is not what you eat but what you eat ate!” This quote is from one of my favorite books, In Defense of Food by Micheal Pollan. The above picture of my three egg breakfast speaks to this. Two eggs were from true free range chickens whereas the third was store bought. Eggs are great for [...]
The above shirt was being worn by a 93 year old patient this last week. It echoes what elderly patients have told me for the past three decades - That life goes by really fast and seems to accelerate as we age. Times really are ticking. It seems life is much like a roller coaster [...]
A patient who has overcome huge health obstacles recently shared a story about her son’s 8th grade awards ceremony. Her son had switched to a new school the year prior and faired much better at the new school with a fresh start. Well, he didn't bring home any awards from the ceremony which wasn't surprising having [...]