Healthy Thoughts by Dr. Helena

Office Hours

Posted: October 13, 2017
By: Dr. Helena

Our apologies for being closed this afternoon, Friday, October 13.  I covered for Dr. Brent this morning from 7:30am-12noon, but was unable to cover his normal afternoon hours. We are all praying the rain holds off for the pumpkin roll tomorrow! 

 

Please mark your calendars!  Dr. Vernie Cassity will be back in the office on Friday, October 20 from 7:30am-6pm.  Dr. Vernie is amazing with kids and adults alike. We are excited to have Dr. Vernie as a visiting Chiropractor again!

My first Saturday back in the office is October 28th from 9am-12noon. I am so excited to be back in the office on Saturdays.  Please watch your emails from us with updated information about our office hours, closings and future events. If you are not on our email list, please let our front desk know! 

 


Germs

Posted: October 11, 2017
By: Dr. Helena

Germs are all over the news.  The latest and greatest viral or bacterial infection always seems to make headlines.  But before we run to the pill bottle out of desperation we need to recognize that germs are all around us ALL the time.  We have germs in and on our body and yet we aren't sick ALL the time.  Imagine that!  We have absolutely no idea what we are breathing in after a stranger sneezes right next to us, and yet we don't die each time someone sneezes on us. 

The truth is, we can't, nor should we live in an anti-germ bubble.  That would make us weak and sick!  In the words of the late Dr. Fred Barge, "If the germ theory of disease was correct, we would all be walking around here dead."

The germ theory states that germs cause disease.  Is that true?  According to Dr. Jonathan Eisen, Microbiologist at the University of California, “Sometimes germs are good, sometimes they’re bad.  Nothing is good or bad all the time.”  With all of the antibiotics, "anti-germ" cleansers and soaps we have been using, we are actually killing off the good bugs that help keep the bad bugs under control, which is also making us weak and sick.  

We need to start focusing on our God given immune system.  We cannot control the germs floating around us, but we can control the power of our immune system.  Germs cannot cause disease in a healthy body.  Only a sick body will provide the right environment for bad germs to thrive.  Each and EVERY body can ALWAYS use more health.  How do we create more health and a stronger immune system in the body? If you ask our kids, they will tell you; "Eat good foods, get enough sleep, exercise, have happy thoughts and GET ADJUSTED!"  Independent researcher Ron Pero, Ph.D at New York University, found that Chiropractic patients have an immune response within 15 minutes of their adjustments.  He also found, the longer a person is under consistent Chiropractic care, the stronger the immune system becomes.  Parents often tell us their kids are sick less often in school when under Chiropractic care and they notice a difference in their children when they aren't getting adjusted regularly.

The argument in the news is for the immune compromised children.  They can ABSOLUTELY use more health and a stronger immune system!  When people suffering from AIDS were put under Chiropractic care, their immune function started to increase!  I was a sick kid growing up.  When I started Chiropractic care, I didn't have so much as the common cold for 3 years! Imagine this for a kid that suffered from chronic ear infections, bronchitis and tonsillitis and who knows how many rounds of antibiotics, to not have a sniffle for 3 years? Chiropractic is life changing.

By getting your children adjusted by a Chiropractor, you are promoting a better functioning nerve system and a stronger immune system.  What better investment is there for your children?  They deserve it!

 

 


Small Blessings

Posted: September 29, 2017
By: Dr. Helena

I was 15 when my Grandfather died. 15. I remember crying while my Dad hugged me. Grandpa Joe had great stories. And I felt guilty because as much as I wanted to listen to them all, I also wanted to hug him and just go play with my friends.

Small blessings show up in the toughest of times. God often gives you MORE than you can handle on a regular basis to see what you are made of. I met my Uncle Ted, because my Grandfather passed away. The family split between the east and west coast. I didn't think about it until my grandfather died. I had the great opportunity to fly out west with my grandmother. My Uncle Ted wanted a reunion of sorts at his house in Washington State. I was just 16 years old. He was a younger, more active version of my grandfather. I loved his laughter, his physicality, his love for life. Uncle Ted's laugh could stop a room.

Uncle Ted went out of his way to make all of us comfortable. He also wanted us to see the Pacific Northwest. He was this amazing man I fell in love with. A man I went out of my way to spend time with through my 20s.

Uncle Teddy passed away this week. It hit me really hard. I find myself walking around my kitchen, apologizing that I haven't been to see him in 9 years. But I hear his laughter. I know that I am better because he was in my life. I recognize that it took death of a loved one, for this man to be in my life. Life is all full of twists and turns. People will show up to help you through tough times. My uncle taught me to laugh regardless of the pain you're going through. He taught me to love, even when you no longer can touch a person. He taught me that blessings can be found in tough times.

I am grateful for my time with my grandfather and my uncle. I am sad they are gone, but I am a better person because they were both in my life. I can't go say goodbye at his funeral this weekend, but I hear his laughter and that makes me smile.

How do you say goodbye from a distance? Faith tells me he can hear my prayers and faith lets me hear his laughter. Faith tells me his is free.

 

 


Ruby is 1 today!

Posted: September 29, 2017
By: Dr. Helena

 

Happy birthday to our big puppy Ruby! She is a year old today. Ruby is still quite shy but she will quietly greet you when you are lying down getting adjusted. She loves to lounge on the seats by our front window. Ruby loves when babies and children are in the office. We are blessed to have Ruby as a part of our BFC family. 

 


Emotional Stress

Posted: September 28, 2017
By: Dr. Helena

It is estimated that emotional stress causes up to 85% of disease outcomes.  By comparison, genetics contribute up to only 25%.  In other words, when our body gets sick, it is most likely related to our thoughts.  At Beacom Family Chiropractic, we seek to provide a safe and happy place for people to be able to release the emotional tug, breathe, and let go.  Your adjustments are great for mind and body, to get your body working in unison.  It is crucial that during times of emotional stress we continue getting adjusted if not up the frequency of adjustments. Keeping your body working well during times of emotional turmoil is the key to getting through it all in a healthy fashion.  Allowing our body to get sick when stressed serves no one and definitely doesn't provide the strength you need through hard times. When things get tough, as they sometimes will, we need to make the habit of doing more of what keeps us healthy, not less.  Regardless of what is going on in your life, we are always here for you.


Saturday Hours

Posted: September 27, 2017
By: Dr. Helena

I love my Saturday adjusting hours! The reason we are closed so much through September and October is because I have 3 seminar weekends, a family vacation and our town's famous Pumpkin Roll.  Look for us on top of the hill each year.  We never miss this beloved event!

My next Saturday that I will be in the office, is Saturday, October 28th from 9am-12noon.  We are returning to our "winter" hours once again.  Saturdays are great for our practice members that come from a distance, work far away during the week and those that are in the beginning phase of care where they are in need of three times a week.  I am excited to have my Saturdays back again!  See you soon!


Have you been to our Health Awareness Seminar yet?

Posted: September 26, 2017
By: Dr. Helena

Do you know what true health is? We've asked many people and I'm not sure I've heard even one person answer this question correctly! So if you don't know what health is, how do you create health in your body? 

Find out more on 10/10 @6:30pm at our office. 


Meet Harvey!

Posted: September 25, 2017
By: Dr. Helena

 

Harvey is the newest addition to the BFC family.  He is a "Great Danoodle," and quite the goofy dog.  Harvey was named after Harvey Lillard, the man that received the very first Chiropractic adjustment in 1895.  He is also Dr. Brent's shadow.  Expect to be greeted with a great big smile from Mr. Harvey next time you are in the office!


Why do we have "therapy" dogs in our office?

Posted: September 25, 2017
By: Dr. Helena

Thea, our black lab passed away in April of this year, but she has passed the torch to Ruby and our newest puppy, Harvey.  We provide a space for healing in our office and dogs make people happy!  Both of our dogs get concerned when they hear a child crying and will investigate to make sure all is well.  Ruby and Harvey are very loving dogs and they look forward to greeting you here at BFC.