Scribbled on my office white board with mathematical symbols was the equation: Chiropractic does not equal health. My patients were stunned. Surely this was a heretical chiropractic proclamation! “How can you say that Dr. Lamar? Isn’t that the whole point of chiropractic?” went their puzzled queries. “Nope,” was my response every time.
Every chiropractor who has been in practice for some time has had a population of patients that did not respond as he would have expected. Oh sure, many of them got relief from the chiropractic care provided, but it only lasted for a few hours — a day, tops. And mind you, we’re not talking […]
As we find ourselves in the thick of cold and flu season our focus on avoiding germs becomes top priority for many of us. We’re quick to Purell our hands and sanitize everything we touch. But are germs really the issue?
I recently posed the following question to my patients: Suppose, for a moment, that you had to catch a cold. Now, obviously, no one in their right mind really sets out to do such a thing, but, for the sake of argument, let’s just say that your goal was to actually catch a cold. How […]
“Sublata Causa Tollitur Effectus” occupies my office whiteboard. While some mistake it for a Harry Potter magic spell, it’s just a Latin phrase I found in a book that — while not “magical” — has the potential, if understood correctly, to be truly transformational: “The effect will leave when the cause is removed.” Simple. Succinct. […]
“Most people die at 60, but are buried at 90.” I ran across this quote from late fitness expert Jack LaLanne. It resonated with me because it’s such a true statement. People are living longer lives, but in their latter decades, they’re not truly living. Instead, they fall into what I call a “dimmer switch […]