Archive for August 2008

You want to see functional movement?

August 26, 2008

These guys are amazing.

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In praise of slowness

August 25, 2008

We live busy lives. For many of us, each day seems like a challenge to figure out how to attempt to cram 30 hours of stuff into 16-18 hours of waking time. We are constantly rushing from one thing to the next to the next and we rarely if ever really take the time to savor life.

I have clients who desperately need Egoscue, who have severe pain or limitation in their lives and yet they will not do their menus consistently, pleading “I just don’t have time”. Well guess what, someday, you will. Because if you keep doing what your doing, eventually your body will force you to make time.

And then there’s the tower. The Supine Groin ecises are amongst our most powerful. They also take the longest amount of time to complete. The biggest complaint with them is “they just take so long”. Here’s my suggestion: count this time as a blessing. For once during your day you get to stop and feed your body and spirit in a way that cannot be rushed.

This video talks about this very issue. Are you rushing through life or are you living it?

It’s a bit under 20 minutes. Take the time to watch it.

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Message from Theresa

August 22, 2008

Theresa asked me to pass along this message to y’all:

The cause of my chronic neck pain was finally discovered. I was having a test done on my neck where a needle is inserted in between discs and directly into nerves to find out which nerves are causing pain. I heard a “CRUNCH” where I should not have heard one. It turned out to be a large mass in my Thyroid gland. Biopsies showed it to probably be benign (no cancer) and my doctor wanted to just monitor it. This is how my tumor in the pineal gland in my brain started, so I was not interested in that approach. I convinced him to remove it which proved to be a very good idea. The mass and part of the thyroid gland itself was wrapped around my esophagus which is what has been causing my swallowing problems. The pathology report from the surgery showed for sure that the mass had NO CANCER – YAY! Again, I was notable for something rare, the surgeon had never seen a thyroid gland wrap around the esophagus like that in his years of practice. The combination was giving me a lot of symptoms that are very quickly clearing up. The other tests on my neck showed that my fusions never fused even though I had MRIs and X-rays that said they did. I have basically been walking around with a broken neck for three years. This will be addressed after I heal from the latest surgery – sometime around Thanksgiving of 2008. I appreciate all the well wishes and inquiries more than any of you know.

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Irradiation of our food supply

August 22, 2008

By now many of you have read or heard the news reports that the FDA has now authorized irradiation of lettuce and spinach, saying this move will protect our food supply.

No, it destroys it.

Spinach, for example, is loaded with phytonutrients that help create health and fight disease. Radiation damages those nutrients. The FDA has just declared war on a portion of our food supply and will soon push to irradiate all produce entering this country.

I am outraged but not the least bit surprised. It is getting harder and harder to find clean, unadulterated sources of real food in this country and that is absolutely by design. The FDA does not want you well. They do not want you healing yourself with healthy food choices, herbs and supplements. They want you eating all the crap loading the aisles at supermarkets, getting sick, and then trying to “treat” your disease by then consuming MORE toxic material in the form of bogus pharmaceuticals that generally do more harm than good.

Here is an article I recommend reading on the subject. The sentiments expressed are strong, and I agree with them 100%.

People, I urge you, wake up and realize that the FDA is NOT protecting you and your family. They are waging war on our food supply. It is madness.

In the meantime, I also urge you to tell the people from whom you buy produce that you do not want to buy irradiated produce and that if they cannot guarantee their products have not been irradiated that you will take your business elsewhere. Look local, try to buy organic produce from farmer’s markets when possible. Some local farms sell subscriptions and deliver produce on a weekly basis. There are options here, look for them.

Here is an excerpt from the article above for those who don’t click on the link. I want you to get the message. This is serious business.

Does the FDA plan to destroy the health of the U.S. population?

Many people suspect that’s what the FDA really wants. A nutritionally-deficient, disease-ridden population would mean a windfall of profits for the FDA’s buddies in Big Pharma — the folks who sell patented medications at monopoly prices. With the food supply destroyed by radiation, ordinary people would have virtually no remaining sources of protective phytonutrients!

In promoting this food radiation policy, the FDA has accomplished what all the terrorists in the world could not: The mass irradiation of the U.S. food supply — much like setting off a dirty bomb over the nation’s farms (but with less radiation). This destruction of the nutritional value of the food supply is a far greater threat to the health of the U.S. population than any terrorist event, including 9/11. And yet it is being done by our own people, TO our own people, by a lawless agency that answers to no one. FDA officials are not voted into office by the People; they are appointed by politicians. They answer to no one, they refuse to follow federal law, and they operate as tyrants over a quarter of the U.S. economy.

And now they have taken it upon themselves to destroy the national food supply.

We should be more than just alarmed — we should be outraged! The FDA has committed an act of war against the People. With this decision, the FDA has firmly positioned itself as an enemy of the People, and a bringer of death and disease to the nation. Why are our elected representatives in Washington allowing this madness?

Think about this: If the FDA has its way:

• All your food will be irradiated, pasteurized or killed
• All your children will be vaccinated
• All your medicine will be based on pharmaceuticals
• All your free speech about health will be suppressed
• All informative labeling on food and supplements will be outlawed
• Growing and selling non-irradiated garden vegetables will become a crime!

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Striped icebergs, amazing pictures

August 21, 2008

A friend forwarded this email to me and I thought the pictures were really beautiful so I’m copying the text and pictures below. Enjoy!

Icebergs in the Antarctic area sometimes have stripes, formed by layers of snow that react to different conditions. Blue stripes are often created when a crevice in the ice sheet fills up with meltwater and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form. When an iceberg falls into the sea, a layer of salty seawater can
freeze to the underside If this is rich in algae, it can form a green stripe. Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by sediment, picked up when the ice sheet grinds downhill towards the sea.

In some of these pictures, the water froze the instant the wave broke through the
ice. That’s what it is like in Antarctica where it is the
coldest weather in decades. Water freezes the instant
it comes in contact with the air. The temperature of the
water is already some degrees below freezing.
The wave froze in mid-air!!!



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Beautiful video

August 20, 2008

I loved this video. It’s too easy to become the guy featured in the video. I know it is for me. This video was a great reminder to slow down, be present and recognize that I’m surrounded by people just like me, people celebrating their successes, mourning their losses and trying to cope with the challenges of another day.

It’s short, watch it. You’ll be glad you did.

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Reborn, right down to his core —

August 19, 2008

Reborn, right down to his core —

Cool article profiling Brian Urlacher’s involvement with Egoscue.

For the reader who doesn’t know who Urlacher is, he’s a linebacker for the Chicago Bears in the NFL and one of the top defensive players in the game, a perennial all star. He had a sub-standard season last year, playing hurt through most if it. Hopefully this will help him get back on his game and return to being the dominant force he’s been in years past.

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