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Treating Symptoms and Conditions


Contributed by David Lutz, BS and Dr. Eric PlaskerEvery day we turn on the television or read an article online to find out there is a new treatment for our condition. The list of treatments that temporarily alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms we are feeling such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, stomach aches, fever, skin rashes, etc. is endless. While these treatments may help us feel better in the moment, all too often the symptoms return right after the treatment is stopped.


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100 Percent for 100 Years


Wouldn't it be great for you and your loved ones to function and perform at 100 percent, at your highest level, throughout your entire lifetime? This includes being healthy and performing at work, in your hobbies, your passion and activities that are most important and fun for you. For your children it includes growing healthy and strong, performing at their best in school and during extracurricular activities. For everyone, this is a great goal and the best way to get the most out of life.


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Summer Sports, Injuries and Prevention


Summer is here. Many people are getting outdoors and upping the ante on their activity level, trying to get in shape, improve their performance or set a personal best. If this describes you, It's time to optimize the function of your brain, spine and nervous system and not let injuries get in the way.When it comes to your brain, the issues surrounding head injuries, including concussions, have never been a part of mainstream conversation more than right now.


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Mastering Personal Change


Are there things in your life that you know you need to change? Is it your health, your priorities, your habits or the dynamics of your relationships?How long have you known that you needed to make these changes? Has it been a day, a month, a decade or longer? Here's an important thought to consider: everything will stay the same until you make the changes you know you need to make.There are two motivating factors that cause people to change: crisis or quality of life.


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If You Had 24 Hours to Live


What if you were told that you only had 24 hours left to live? Once the shock wore off you would urgently pursue, do and handle everything that was important to you in your life.Would you prepare or acknowledge your most important relationships? Would you do something exciting like parachute from an airplane? Would you meditate or pray to make peace with your maker?This is a common question that people ask themselves as they make decisions about how they want to live.


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Lifetime Effects of Traumatic Birth


Birth Trauma May Occur FrequentlyTraumatic Birth Syndromes are more common than you might think. A German medical researcher discovered that over 80% of the infants that he examined shortly after birth were suffering from injuries to the cervical spine, the neck, causing all types of health problems.Believe it or not, there are 44 countries with a better infant mortality rate than the United States according to the 2012 CIA Factbook. Dr.


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Stress Less Fitness Tips


These five Stress Less Fitness tips will lessen your Stress and allow you to Live More.There is an acronym for Fitness in The 100 Year Lifestyle that will ensure you Stress Less, Live More, stay healthy and on top of your game. The acronym takes the word Fitness and uses the N2ESS as follows:N: Neurology - Stress is a nervous system reaction that can affect your entire body. Your brain and nervous system control and coordinate everything: your heart, digestion, breathing, hormones and muscles.


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Stress Less During Your Commute


Your commute can be a large component of your daily stress load. It doesn't need to be.Here are six tips to help you Stress Less and Live More during your commute:1. Shorten your Drive - Use a traffic and navigation application such as WAZE to improve your daily commute. These apps share real-time information and will help you save time, gas and energy while commuting.2. Plan Ahead - For a smoother morning, prepare the night before and give yourself some flex time for the unexpected.


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Need vs. Want


Contributed by Dr. Josh Handt, Affiliate in New City, NYAre you the kind of person who only takes care of yourself when you are in desperate need and in the middle of a crisis? Do you know anyone else like this? Or do you take care of yourself because you want to live a healthier, more active lifestyle? Shifting your motivation from crisis to lifestyle is life changing and easier than you think.Crisis Care choices are based on what you need at a given moment in time to survive the crisis.


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Know Your Neck


How well do you know your neck? This magnificent and delicate structure that holds up your head, moves in many directions and protects your body's lifeline is often taken for granted...until it is injured. It may seem simple when looking from the outside, but inside it is a complex structure that is vital for health. Let's start with your nervous system: Your brain extends down through your skull and becomes your spinal cord in upper part of your neck.


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Your Brain-Body Connection


You were born to be healthy. From the moment of conception, your body was given the blueprints and the innate intelligence to live an active, healthy life for 80, 90, 100 years and beyond. Keeping your spine and nervous system healthy and functioning properly, without interference, is essential to optimizing your genetic capabilities. Simply speaking, here's how it works:Your brain communicates with every cell, tissue, and organ of your body either directly or indirectly via your nervous system.


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The Core of Your Core


Everyone in the fitness world is talking about the importance of a healthy core. Your core, which is the center of gravity of your body, consists of numerous muscles, organs, ligaments, nerves, and of course, your spine and pelvis. Too often a fitness professional will reference the core or abdominal area and only focus on the muscles. If you want to be healthy and have a strong core, that's simply not enough.The muscles are only one component of your core and they are not the most important.


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Motivation for Lasting Change


Happy New Year! How many times have you said these words to family, friends and coworkers over the past few weeks? How many times have you said it over the past decade or two? How many times has it been said to you? Every one of us wants to have a happy, healthy New Year.To ensure that this is your best year ever, there may be some things that you need to change and you probably already know what they are.


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Lost Coverage. Found Health.


Millions of people in the United States are losing their insurance coverage. With all the confusion about insurance, the focus and concern for many Americans and people everywhere is, "Will I have insurance coverage in case I get sick or injured?" While the concern over coverage is important, this question ignores the basic fact that having coverage for sickness and being healthy are two completely different issues. Do we want to have this "insurance" to cover us? Sure.


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Avoid This Dangerous Holiday Duo


Alcohol and prescription drugs are a dangerous combination. While celebrities are the most popular victims, too many people are affected by this bad combination. With the holidays coming up, this knowledge can even save the life of someone important to you.Both prescription and non-prescription drugs do not mix with alcohol. Too many people take medications on a regular basis - daily, weekly or monthly - and are unaware of the damaging effects that can be caused by adding alcohol into the mix.


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Drugging Our Children - An Excerpt


-Health Care or Scare Care? -Children Are a Lucrative Market -Side Effects of Psychotropic Drugs -Healthier Choices AvailableIf you or someone you know has a child who is being considered for psychiatric drugs, here is some important information that you should consider. It is from the chapter contributed by Gwen Olsen in the book, Drugging Our Children. Gwen is also the author of Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher and was a top-selling pharmaceutical sales representative for more than a decade.


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Essential Innervation - Your IT System


-Without IT-Interference to IT-With IT-Optimize ITIn today’s virtual world we all know the importance of a healthy IT system. This Information and Technology (IT) infrastructure is necessary for our homes, offices, and the communication between our loved ones to function properly. Wired and wireless, we count on this IT system every minute of every day. Within you, your Nervous System acts as your natural IT system to keep your body functioning properly by supplying your cells with Innervation.


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Tired of Chasing Symptoms?


-Symptoms are Signals -The CDC States -How Your Body Heals Itself Symptoms are SignalsIsn't it time you stopped chasing symptoms? These signals that you get from your body are frequently misunderstood. More importantly, treating symptoms without getting to the cause of a problem can lead to mismanagement of your health and more severe health problems as you age.When you get sick, for example, and your temperature goes up, your body is naturally fighting off the infection.


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Change Your Family's Course of History


www.100yearlifestyle.com-Stop Blaming Your Genes-Adjust Your Lifestyle-Stop Blaming Your GenesHere is a very important message if you want to live an active, healthy, quality of life for 80, 90, 100 years and beyond: Stop blaming your genes. Too many people rationalize unhealthy choices with words like, "Why bother, it's in my genes." You can’t get away with this anymore. The lifestyle choices that you make for yourself and your family can literally change the course of your history.


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Man Up, Stand Strong


www.100yearlifestyle.com-Man Up!-Don't Wait for a Crisis-Make the Critical Transition NowMan Up!If you are a man and you are reading this newsletter, then I am glad we got your attention. The term “man up" is the expression used by many men that describes taking on challenges, facing fears and accepting responsibility. “Stand strong" implies overcoming adversity and promoting and defending your beliefs.


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Side Effects? Or Direct Effects!


www.100yearlifestyle.com- The Laboratory Process- Common Effects of Drugs- Think Long Term The Laboratory ProcessThe most common question that individuals ask before they ever take a prescription drug is, “What are the side effects?" Before you pop another pill, you must understand how medications’ side effects directly affect your body today and in years to come. Medications are tested in a laboratory until the chemical reaction that they are designed to achieve is reproducible.


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Your Minimum is Not Your Maximum


What is your minimum life expectancy? Your maximum? How about for your children? What will your quality of life be like along the way? These quick calculations and facts can be a real wake up call for you and your loved ones.Calculate Your M-PYR™ [Pronounced "empire"]M-PYR stands for Minimum Potential Years Remaining. It takes into account what you know about your personal family history and compares this to your current age to determine the minimum number of years that you have left.


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Consumer Reports Backs Non-Drug Measures


In the March 2012 issue of Consumer Reports, there is an article that matches common prescription drugs to their side effects. Provided as a quiz, medications such as Lipitor, Viagra, Cymbalta, Advair Diskus and others are separated from their possible side effects so that you, the consumer, can test your recall from the 4 billion dollars in advertising costs that the drug companies spent last year. Their bottom line is to “exhaust non-drug measures" first.


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Do You Have an Ostrich in Your Family?


Have you ever seen a picture of an ostrich with its head buried in the sand? This is one of the funniest scenes in nature, but an unfunny, accurate metaphor to describe individuals who have a crisis care mentality about their health. This means that they only take care of themselves when they are sick, diagnosed with a disease, or are in excruciating pain. If you want to live an active, healthy long life, this ostrich mentality won’t get you there.


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The Healing Power Within You


If you are in pain or suffering from a health problem, then the greatest gift you can receive is to discover and release the healing power within you. This healing power is the same vitalistic energy that grew you from one cell at the moment of conception to over 80 quadrillion cells that are perfectly placed, organized and orchestrated in you as an adult.


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The 100 Year Old Woman Who Died at 82


This is an interesting story of a 100 year old woman who died at 82. When she was conceived, just like you, 23 chromosomes from her mother and 23 chromosomes from her father united to make her a unique human being with the innate potential to live an active, healthy, quality life to 100 years of age and beyond. Unfortunately, she was injured during the birth process. Pulling and twisting on her neck and spine caused a vertebral subluxation, placing pressure on her spinal cord and nerves.


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Side Effects or Direct Effects of Medication


The most common question that individuals ask before they ever take a prescription drug is, "What are the side effects?" Before you pop another pill, you must understand how medication side effects directly affect your body today and in years to come. Medications are tested in a laboratory until the chemical reaction that they are designed to achieve is reproducible. The direct effects of this lab testing must be consistent before these chemicals are ever tested on animals or people.


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