Tag Archives: attitude
How Do You Define “FREEDOM” In Living Life?
Instinctively, many of us believe FREEDOM is synonymous with one’s ability to participate in boundless (over indulging) pleasures available in life. Although we’re capable of intellectualizing the consequences of this type of “freedom,” hormonally, we’re frequently driven to override our intellect to satisfy our emotional desires. HOW DO WE COMBAT THIS UNHEALTHY REACTIVE BEHAVIOR FREQUENTLY […]
…BUT THE HARVARD STUDY SAYS IT’S TRUE…
As a doctor that believes in research and well designed studies, I have found a majority of research incidentally omits or intentionally excludes factors resulting in biased and/or inaccurate outcomes. Yes, this includes the esteemed “Harvard Studies.” When it comes to achieving optimal (or simply better quality health,) research will never discover the ONE solution […]
The “Profitable Consumer”: Understanding their role in the Health Care, Agricultural, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry?
If you owned a business that exponentially grew in value in relation to the increasing rates of illnesses and diseases, would you alter your business model to help society or continue to generate increasing revenue at society’s expense? We have a difficult time balancing our needs and wants for financial wealth with moral and ethical […]
A FICTIONAL LETTER FROM A FICTIONAL PATIENT AND MY FICTIONAL RESPONSE: DOES IT RESONATE WITH YOU?
Dear Dr. Colter, After you performed an exam on me and determined I needed multiple lifestyle changes to progress toward better health, I decided to visit my primary physician. You scared me and I needed reassurance that you were WRONG! My primary physician reviewed my history and asked me what the problem was? I told […]
SOLUTIONS: ARE THEY SUBCONSCIOUSLY PART OF THE PROBLEM?
One might assume quality SOLUTIONS to many of today’s health problems would reveal answers the general population would desperately pursue. Surprisingly, solutions (in many cases) have actually caused additional conflict within the individual. You might ask yourself, “why would any person provided quality answers to health problems or concerns, avoid pursuing these options?” The answer […]
Thank You For Creating So Much Wealth For My Profession
Ever since I became a physician my goal was empowering patients with information and knowledge. This information and knowledge was supposed to equip them with better lifestyle choices to increase their chances for healthier outcomes in order to pursue abundant opportunities in life. How naive was I? Whether we phrase it Good vs. Evil or […]
WANT TO EXPERIENCE BETTER HEALTH: Stop worrying how others judge you and START relying on how you judge YOURSELF!
As a physician, I never owned the multi-million dollar clinic. I ran a LOWER volume practice. I rented a 1200sq/ft facility in a strip center. I had two treatment rooms. I practiced under these conditions for over 20 years. Doesn’t sound very glamorous does it? The title physician or doctor typically generates a more glamorous […]
IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT…YEAH, IT IS!
Doctors may have discovered causes that validate destructive human behavior and the unhealthy patterns we tend to follow, but it doesn’t conclusively define one’s destiny. Relying on the cognitive (RATIONAL) mind and the foundational structures we establish (via quality patterns of behavior) we have repeatedly demonstrated how capable we are in determining (to a large […]
THE “NEED TO EXPERIENCE”
The Chinese finger trap is designed to prevent escape. When a finger on each hand is inserted inside this apparatus and pulled in opposite directions, this devise traps both fingers making escape very difficult. If we showed this finger trap to people and explained just how difficult it would be to free their fingers once […]
Understanding Our Naive Fear Of Disease
Why shaking hands is out at the Olympics? “Olympians are told to fist-bump, not shake hands, to prevent the spread of norovirus.” Let’s begin this post by excluding the obvious…when skiers are wearing mittens, how does “fist bumping” offer greater protection from bacterial or viral infections than shaking hands? Clearly it doesn’t, but consumers would […]
VACCINES: May or May not SAFELY protect children from Viral or Bacterial infections, but will NEVER safeguard children from today’s CHRONIC DISEASES
This statement by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. does NOT support OR oppose the concept of vaccinations. It simply PROVES that vaccines alone are NOT enough to prevent the growing rates of childhood chronic diseases. . WHAT IS A PARENT’S ROLE IN REDUCING THEIR CHILD’S CHANCES FOR DEVELOPING CHRONIC DISEASES? . 1. Understanding the role NUTRITION […]
HEALTHY CHILDREN FROM AN ADULT PERSPECTIVE
What do you believe plays a more important role in the development of healthy children? Eating healthy, exercising, playing in a social environment with other children, getting adequate sleep, drinking adequate amounts of water, family love, spiritual guidance OR Receiving up to 72 Vaccinations from the age of 0-18? . If we stopped vaccinating children […]
ARE WE CHOOSING SUICIDE
Suicide is defined as: “the act or instance of taking one’s own life voluntarily and intentionally”. . When we choose to avoid essential lifestyle needs: regular quality nutrition adequately portioned regular exercise daily adequate quantities of water intake regular channeling of stress in a positive manner regular adequate sleep regular quality social interaction with family […]
“IS THAT A PATIENT IN ROOM #2 OR JUST A CHRONIC DISEASE”?
“Doctor, in room #2 the record shows non compliance with the prescribed cholesterol medication and a new high blood pressure finding. A1C levels remain elevated and it’s time for the flu shot as well.” Does this patient have a NAME? If a doctor walked into room #2, do you think the conversation would be about […]
“RIGHT” OR “WRONG”
When we search for answers, we commonly use methods that distinguish “right” from “wrong.” This helps qualify the pathways we follow and adds confidence to our decision making. What many of us don’t realize is that it also blinds us from seeing additional alternative pathways that may better suit our needs to achieving successful outcomes. […]
YOUR PERCEPTION vs. YOUR REALITY
When you take a look at the following pictures, does your mind associate these pictures with certain assumptions? Do you associate the pictures on the left with: success financial wealth happiness “living the dream” What adjectives would you use to describe the pictures on the right? ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ . Now, let’s assume these […]
ARE YOU SURE?
When you look at this picture, are the vertical and horizon lines in the middle bowed or straight? ARE YOU SURE? . Does the next picture add perspective that reinforces your original assumption or makes you uncertain about your continued ability to defend your original “certainty.” Notice how the red lines are perfectly straight and […]
WHAT MANY SEE… WHAT I SEE
What Many See: fat ugly lazy What I See: unhappiness insecurity eventual unnecessary loss of quality and function in life systemic inflammation with resulting chronic diseases . What Many See: a musical icon enormous wealth an eccentric lifestyle What I See: unhappiness insecurity eventual unnecessary loss of quality and function in life systemic inflammation with […]
THE ONGOING SEARCH FOR “CURES”
In America, we tend to approach the concept of “health” from a “disease” perspective. We think in terms of health “crises,” health “maladies” (“conditions,”) health “compromises,” etc… The reason we view health from this perspective is because we don’t typically think about our health until something goes wrong. Quite frequently, this is how we approach […]
ARE YOU IN CONTROL?
When it comes to the length and the quality of our lives, there is no plan of action that guarantees results. That being said, there are choices we can make that increase the chances for longer healthier lives. When Babe Ruth picked up his first baseball bat he wasn’t a natural home run hitter. When […]