Archive for January 2011

Stand up for the safety of our food supply

January 31, 2011

This is a great post from our Portland clinic’s blog. I put this up on my Facebook page, had yet to get around to putting it up here so I’ll just link to Matt’s post. I’ve already signed this petition and I encourage all of you to do likewise.

Folks, if you haven’t read up on this you need to understand something. These genetically modified crops are absolutely insidious. Setting aside the health issues of genetic foods for a moment, even if you feel these foods are ok, understand the impact these crops have. If you have an organic alfalfa crop and right next to yours is a crop with genetically modified/Roundup Ready alfalfa, it is simply a matter of time before your organic crop is literally infected with the genetically modified crop. Long story short, your crop will no longer be organic.

and amazingly, Monsanto will then send their lawyers to your farm with evidence that you are “using” their seeds without paying for them and will then attempt to extort payment from you at the risk of criminal charges. If you believe this is an exaggeration, please comment below and I will be happy to go look up example after example of where this has already happened. It’s criminal, plain and simple.

If this trend is allowed to continue, our ability to grow ANY organic crops will be sorely jeopardized.

Stand up, folks. Please read this article and then sign the petition at the bottom. Your children and your grandchildren will thank you.

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Wallow in Optimism

January 30, 2011

A lot of folks are wallowing in something. For some, it’s self pity, for some, remorse over some thing they did or didn’t do at some point in their past. For some, it’s jealously, or even anger. All of these are destructive emotions that will eat us up from the inside out. What does Pete Egoscue recommend?

“Wallow in optimism”!

Discussing that theme is a terrific blog post that is essentially a wonderful review of Pete’s newest book, Let’s Lighten Up, by Debbie Allsup. Here is her article, it’s terrific and I hope you enjoy it:

Wallow In Optimism with E-Cises!

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And this is a must-watch video

January 30, 2011

I very rarely delve into current affairs on this blog unless they deal specifically with nutrition or health. But we’re seeing something important, something special, in the world right now. We’re seeing a wave sweeping through countries, a wave of people demanding to be free, to have rights. It’s easy for us here to dismiss what is happening in Egypt, but what’s happening there is Important. We should stand with ALL people thirsting for freedom.

Here is a GREAT video showing some of what’s going down over there. I offer my prayers to the Egyptian people, that this movement will result in a free and just society for all who live there, and that the transition will be as peaceful and as non-violent as possible, but that this transition DOES happen.

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Very cool video

January 29, 2011

a client passed this on to me and I thought I would share it with you all. It’s both very cleverly done, and it has a great message. Less than two minutes long:

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Help with insomnia and arthritis

January 26, 2011

I read a very interesting article that talked about new research showing how effective tart cherry juice is for insomnia. So I started researching tart cherry juice and found it’s also very effective in improving the pain from arthritic joints.

If you have sleep issues, or arthritis pain, this may be a helpful thing to add to your nutritional program.

here’s the article:

I went to and and both have a nice selection of tart cherry juice concentrate from Dynamic Labs, which appears to make a quality organic product. If you suffer from insomnia, this could be a nice way to help get to sleep more quickly without relying on toxic pharmaceuticals.

And if you try this, please come back and post a comment and tell us your experience!

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The Hazards of the Couch

January 18, 2011


Thanks to Matt Whitehead, our Portland clinic director, for pointing out this article. It talks about the hazards of inactivity.

Research is showing us that even if we think we’re active, even if we “work out”, that can’t compensate for a lifestyle that has us spending hours upon hours of time sitting in a chair or on the couch. Our bodies are designed to move! Pete’s first book says it clearly: how do we create health? Through motion!

Now, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a desk job, but there are strategies you need to employ if you have one, strategies that will help you mitigate or prevent the damages caused by excessive sitting. We help clients every week put together action plans to help them have a more body-friendly work experience. If you sit for a living, we’d be happy to help you, too.

The basic message of this article is that we all need to sit less and move more. But what if you want to do that but you hurt when you move? Then you are a PERFECT candidate for Egoscue. If you’d like to get back to exercising but every time you do you get pain, then understand your body is trying to tell you something. We will help you interpret that message and then craft a plan designed to bring your body back to postural balance so that you can get moving again, pain free! Call us at 512-527-0030, we’d love to help you.

Here’s the article. After you read it, stand up and MOVE!

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In Memoriam

January 17, 2011

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It’s a day we celebrate and acknowledge both a man and an idea. I don’t pretend to believe that racism is dead. It’s a vile concept that still lives and breathes in the hearts of too many. But to the degree that things are better, we all owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the courage and efforts and sacrifice of Dr King.

I hope you’ll take a moment to reflect on just how far things have come in the last 40-50 years, and then ask yourself to stay awake, to ‘see’ opportunities where you can make things better in your part of this world. We ALL have a responsibility to take the legacy of great men like Dr King, to take the legacy of what they accomplished and not to merely celebrate it but to own it, to cherish it, and to strive to further it. Such men sacrificed greatly so that our children could grow up in a better world. And it is our responsibility to keep that mission moving forward.

And in a world filled with so much hate and bitterness and strife, I exhort all of you to watch your heart and your words. We don’t all have to agree with each other, but let us at least agree with each other on this: we are ALL in this together. Work to make things better. If you disagree with someone, do it from a spirit of love and respect, from a gentle, humble heart. There is so much disagreement in America today that is based on anger and hate and jealously and strife. No good fruit comes from those things and if we allow those emotions and behaviors to become acceptable, to take root and flourish, we will see more senseless tragedies in the months and years to come.

A client of mine emailed me today and told me about a song he likes to listen to each year on this day. Here’s a beautiful video of it that I hope touches and moves you as it moved me.

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