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Have we forgotten about the 33 Principles of Chiropractic

Should they be followed just as R.W. Stephensen wrote in his 1927 book “The Chiropractic Textbook”, or have they become cumbersome, repetitive, and contradictory to contemporary scientific knowledge?

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk of Major Disease

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Giant List of Celebrity and Athlete Testimonials

Chiropractic Testimonials by Athletes and Celebrities

Monday, December 29, 2014

The Best Practice Building Lesson I've Ever Learned

I've seen everything out there.

All different practice types and DCs.
All different achievements and stats.

But there's a valuable lesson so few chiropractors take to heart.
It's the difference between Achievement and Progress. 

Our profession is obsessed with achievement. 

The "How many visits do you see a week?" mentality.
I can be just as guilty of this too.

I just don't really care about # of visits per week anymore.
But back when I was a student  that's the only thing
I thought was important.

I was more curious with knowing:

"What's the most you've ever seen?"

rather than

"What's the best lessons you've learned on your way?" 


"Has your profitability increased as you've seen more patients?".
My curiosity was all about what someone had achieved. 

Not about how they grew.

No one is going to get excited
about your steady
consistent growth over the next 2, 3, 5 years.

They just want to know how many you saw this week.

Here's the problem: 

The focus on immediate achievement often comes
at the cost of more consistent growth over time.     
It's the difference between building
a practice super quickly, 

yet finding out you have to
do the same things year after year after year just to keep it.  

à Not Healthy

Achievement doesn't cause true fulfillment for people.  

Progress does. 

That's the research today.
So here are some concepts to consider moving forward:
1. Slow Increase Adds Up Really Fast

If your goal is to increase your profitability,
referrals, weekly visits,
or key referrers in your community
by just a small amount each month…
in 2 years you would have BIG change happen. 
And small amounts each month is 
doable and not intimidating

Imagine if it was just 4 more
patient visits per month, each month.

After 2 years that is about
100 more patient visits per week.

You may not even want to see
100 more visits a week!  
The point is the option is more easily available
to you when you do it slowly and with intention.

2. Slow Increase Helps You Handle Intensity Later On

If 5x the average number of NPs came in this month
you may not even handle it effectively.  
That's what happens when you go out and do
a ton of physical marketing or a Group-On deal.  
New Patients come in,
get rushed,
treated poorly
and leave.

Never to refer or return.  

Classic fast practice building example that shoots you in the foot.

3. Push, Push, Burnout vs. Slow, Slow, Never Look Back

Whether it's physical wear and tear on your body, 
loss of passion because patients always drop out, 
not seeing your family enough, 
or realizing you're sacrificing yourself for
what some other DC thinks
you should accomplish....

Burnout isn't the wise path.
Slow and steady wins the race.

More importantly, there is no race

It's the journey itself that counts

Make your journey memorable
and inspiring to you.

That’s all you’re going to remember anyway.

And when you do reach your goal, it’s actually only fulfilling for a couple days max.
So might as well make your long fought journey there the enjoyable experience.

Your intended results will then fall into place.

Dr. Josh Wagner

~Dr. Josh Wagner graduated from Life University
and created a very profitable practice
from scratch in one of the most expensive neighborhoods in
New York City with less than $5,000.

He has since created The Perfect Patient Funnel System:
An online training program for chiropractors globally
to experience practice growth with more ease in life,
regardless of technique, philosophy, or location.

Chiropractors grow their practice by marketing smarter than harder
as 3rd party reimbursement declines.
The strategies also allow DCs to be THEMselves in practice,
rather than a cookie cutter model of someone else.

Utilizing strategies not introduced thus far in Chiropractic
PPFS members see increase in their practice
with far less energy or expense.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Ultimate Guide to Thriving With Supplements

Are Supplement Standards Important?

When we purchase dietary supplements, we are doing so because we want to boost our health and wellbeing. We never purchase supplements because they taste good or because we have a craving. It’s always because we want to supplement our bodies with the nutrients needed to enjoy health and wellness. Since that’s the case, it’s clear that we want to ensure our supplements are manufactured to high standards and that what is printed on the labels are what we are actually consuming.

If we consume ingredients that are not on the label or if those ingredients are compromised with toxins or contaminants, we could end up causing health issues instead of promoting good health like we had intended. That’s why we rely on set standards to ensure we are getting the quality we are paying for. The problem, however, is that the U.S. doesn’t set standards to regulate how supplements are being manufactured and what ingredients are going into them, so there are often contaminants and unwanted ingredients in our supplements.

There are many companies that jump on the bandwagon of any new herbal supplement that Doctor Oz or any other professional promotes, and too many of them are more concerned with making a buck than they are with the safety and effectiveness of their products.

There are no requirements to demonstrate that a supplement works, or to show that it is consistent from batch-to-batch, or that the ingredients on the product label are consistent with the ingredients in the product.

In a study posted on BMC Medicine, 44 supplement products were analyzed and the findings were that only 48% were authentic, with 59% of the products containing ingredients that weren’t listed on the label (about 33% contained fillers and contaminants that weren’t on the label, and another 33% contained substituted ingredients and none of the ingredients on the label). According to Science-Based Medicine, “Some of the products were of such poor quality that harms could be expected.”

European vs. American Standards

European standards for supplements are strict. The European Commission has put many directives in place to ensure supplements are safe and effective. Here are the main differences between European and American supplement standards:

·         In Europe, supplements are regulated as foods and it is done before the product is allowed to go to market. In the US, dietary supplements are regulated differently from food and drugs. The FDA puts the responsibility on the manufacturer to follow the guidelines and regulations for safety and efficacy, and the FDA is responsible for acting after the product hits the market if complaints are filed.
·         In Europe, a list of vitamins and minerals that are safe to use in supplements is provided, and if a supplement manufacturer wants to use a vitamin or mineral that is not on that list, premarket approval must be received to ensure their safety before going to market (this process can take 2-3 years to achieve and can cost $119,999 - $372,000). In the US, anyone can sell supplements without premarket approval, and specific ingredients are not looked at.
·         Since excessive amounts of vitamins and minerals can lead to adverse effects, maximum levels have been set for each vitamin and mineral used in a supplement in Europe. The US has no such regulation on dosages.

·         GMOs are not allowed in European supplements. In the US, there is no such regulation.

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