Archive for December 2008

A New Year’s Wish

December 31, 2008

A friend sent me this and I thought I would pass it on to you. We in the Austin clinic truly wish all of you a happy, healthy, functional, productive and prosperous 2009. It is our privilege and pleasure to know you all. It’s a joy to call many of you our friends and we look forward to making many more new ones in the coming new year.

Well Egoscue Family…

2008 has come to an end…

After serious & cautious consideration . . .

Your contract of friendship has been renewed for the New
Year 2009!

My Wish for You in 2009

May peace break into your house and may thieves come to
steal your debts. May the pockets of your jeans become a
magnet of $100 bills. May love stick to your face like
Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips! May your
clothes smell of success like smoking tires and may
happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be
that of joy. May the problems you had forget your home
address! In simple words . . . May 2009 be the best year of
your life!!!

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The Amazing Music Machine

December 21, 2008

This is just a tremendous animation, short video I hope many of you will enjoy.

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De-stress!

December 20, 2008

So, do you have a little more stress in your life right now than you did 6 months ago? If you’re like most of us, the answer is yes. The world just seems a little crazy right now and if you watch the news, it is all too easy to feel bombarded with messages of gloom and doom, to feel like the world is just spinning out of control. Sure, some things ARE more than a little nuts right now but reality is not what you see on CNN. For example, I just had a client in my office yesterday afternoon. He was telling me how he recently started a second manufacturing business, this one back in Connecticut. I asked how it was doing and he said it’s doing very well. I was pumped, a MANUFACTURING business! Alright! Someone in the USA is actually MAKING something!

Seriously, when we see the news we see everything that is broken, along with ‘experts’ telling us of all the stuff that currently seems to be working but is at risk of breaking, too. What they rarely discuss are those things that are working, and working well. Like my client’s manufacturing businesses, for example.

Anyway, we all could use some coaching and advice on how to ratchet down the stress in our lives and how to deal more effectively with the stressors coming at us. To that end, I encourage you to go to this site and download the free PDF report titled “De-stress Kit For The Changing Times”. It’s from Doc Childre at the HeartMath Institute, the folks who brought us the excellent book “The HeartMath Solution”.

This report is great because it has practical tools you can begin using immediately to start leading a calmer, more centered life and it gives you tools to deal with stress right now. It will help you deal with the challenges in your life in a more resourceful and powerful way, it will help reduce your levels of adrenaline and cortisol, calm your nervous system and boost your immune function. I encourage you to download and read it today. It will make a fine holiday present to yourself.

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Patch Video – Okie Patch Kids

December 15, 2008

Cool Patch Fitness video

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Superfoods and diabetic neuropathy

December 13, 2008

I posted a few days ago that the shopping cart at blissfulfoods.com is up and ready for business, and I mentioned some of the superfood products my family and I use, like Chocolate Bliss and Fiesta Mole. I also provided a link to an interview I did with David Favor, the man who formulates these incredible products.

I received an email from him this morning with this testimonial, just passing it on. It does a nice job of illustrating the power of this nutritional technology.

I cannot more strongly recommend people check this stuff out. Especially during turbulent times like this, it’s critically important that we all get our minds and our bodies as strong and healthful as we can. The combination of Egoscue and these superfoods is an incredibly powerful and complementary toolset to help you bring your body to a level of function, health and power that few people in our society enjoy. And if you have serious health challenges, would you rather go through “treatments” like surgery, drugs, injections, chemotherapy and radiation or would you rather support your body’s ability to heal itself with the fundamentals, movement and nutritional support?

I’ll also have people tell me Egoscue costs a lot of money, or these superfoods cost a lot of money. The woman in the testimonial below, do you think she might’ve just saved herself some money? How much does it cost if you go down with back pain or hip pain or major surgery and can’t work for 4-8 weeks, or have to go on disability? Stop spending money chasing symptoms and instead INVEST money in restoring your body with the fundamentals.

I’ll also say this: our food budget has dropped as we’ve transitioned to this eating style. If you look at my food budget, I’ll bet I spend FAR less for groceries than the typical American, and I get more nutritional content in a week than most people get in a month or two.

Anyway, here’s the testimonial, enjoy.

You’ll find both these audios in the Radical Health December Audio section of our Web site.

Recently a woman came to visit us with advanced neuropathy.

Her doctors told her she required full amputation of both arms at mid forearm and both legs at mid calf. She was scheduled for surgery in 10 days because her doctor told her she would surely die without having the surgery as soon as possible.

She picked up some Salt, Enzymes, Chocolate Bliss, Vanilla Agave & Fiesta Mole. My suggestion was she live solely on these items and fresh produce then return in one week.

She returned in one week with full restoration of nerve function, excited about canceling her radical amputation and the confusion of her doctor about her miraculous recover.

If you know of anyone who has diabetes and desires to reverse their symptoms quickly, with grace and ease, in the comfort of their own home eating gourmet food, I suggest you share your Super Foods with them and pass along this email to expand their range of options.

Enjoy your best day ever!

– David Favor, DavidFavor.com

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I’ll be happy when…….

December 13, 2008

a client sent this email to me, I thought it was appropriate, especially during these times when many folks are feeling a whole lot of stress. True words, these…..

I’ll be happy when…

We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough and we’ll be more content when they are. After that, we’re frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage. We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, when we are able to go on a nice vacation or when we retire.

The truth is there’s no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when? Your life will always be filled with challenges.

It’s best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway. Happiness is the way.

So, treasure every moment that you have and treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time with….. And remember that time waits for no one.

So, stop waiting
Until your car or home is paid off.
Until you get a new car or home.
Until your kids leave the house.
Until you go back to school.
Until you finish school.
Until you lose 10 lbs.
Until you gain 10 lbs.
Until you get married.
Until you get a divorce.
Until you have kids.
Until you retire.
Until summer..
Until spring.
Until winter.
Until fall.
Until you die.

There is no better time than right now to be happy. Happiness is a journey, not a destination. So work like you don’t need money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one’s watching,

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BlissfulFoods.com shopping cart is finally live!

December 11, 2008

Back in September I passed along the information about some of the nutritional things Theresa and I have been doing, and some things I’ve recommended to clients. I shared the new website a friend of ours had launched selling many of these items, www.blissfulfoods.com. Well, the folks at Blissful Foods now have their online shopping cart open and ready for business. I encourage you to stop by and take a look and check out their products. It’s a truly remarkable product set. The products are all raw, vegan and absolutely best in class. Because I get asked by a lot of clients to tell them specifically what products I use, what recipes I make, etc…, I’ll write that information up in some subsequent posts here. But just as a quick note, I am a huge fan of the Chocolate Bliss superfood mix, the Fiesta Mole, Vitamineral Green from Healthforce Nutritionals, and the two products they carry from SunWarrior Nutrition, their award-winning raw vegan protein powder and their Activated Barley (a low glycemic, slow burning carbohydrate source).

Now, I’ve arranged for Egoscue clients to get a 5% discount on all orders. To get that discount at their new shopping cart, use the coupon code “egoscue” at checkout. One note: I placed an order a couple days ago and the coupon code works but the site has a glitch in the processing that will wipe out your credit card info when you redeem the coupon. So to save yourself frustration getting your discount, when you finally get to the page where you enter that stuff, enter the coupon and click redeem, then enter the credit card information and you’ll be fine.

If you try any of these products, I encourage you to come back and post comments and share your experience with the rest of us.

Oh, one final note. I interviewed the gentleman who formulates many of the products on their site, David Favor from Radical Health. He’s the mastermind behind the Chocolate Bliss and Fiesta Mole superfood mixes, and one of the best nutritional minds I’ve ever met. I was so impressed when I started using these products that I sat down to ask him a series of questions for my own instruction. His answers blew me away so I asked if we could have the same discussion again but record it as a knowledge resource for our clients and he agreed. We did it as a call in teleconference and had about 50 people on the line. If you’d like to listen to the interview, go to http://radicalhealth.com/av/. The page is arranged by date. Scroll down to 3/19/08 and you’ll see our talk titled “Enhancing Postural/Structural Alignment – Rick Mathes/David Favor discussion”. You’ll get some good information about this technology.

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