Thoughts from Dr. Kevin Kita

Never Enough

Never Enough

A lot of people that come in my office with depression, sadness, fear, and anxiety, would be helped by one easy daily exercise. It isn’t running, lifting weights or any other physical activity for that matter. What I am talking about will surprise most of you! It is the daily practice of gratitude in your life. Why is practicing gratitude in your daily life important? It puts you in your present state of mind. When you are in your present state of mind joy and happiness can enter your life rather than depression, sadness, fear or anxiety. Those negative emotional states can lead to physical illnesses and can become life threatening. They can never be present when you are thinking about the present. Happiness comes from the root word happening. In other words when your mind is focused on the present it is the only way you can become truly happy.

In 2005 a study conducted by Andrew Steptow and Michael Marmot at University College London, found that happiness is related to biological markers that play an important role in health. The researchers aimed to analyze whether there was any association between well-being and two biological markers: heart rate and cortisol levels (stress hormone). Interestingly, the participants who rated themselves the least happy had cortisol levels that were 48% higher than those who rated themselves as the most happy. Repeating their studies three years later Steptow and Marmot found that participants who scored high in positive emotion continued to have lower levels of cortisol as well as a lower heart rate. In Happy People Live Longer, Bruno Frey reported that happy people live 14% longer, increasing longevity 7.5 to 10 years and Richard Davidson’s bestseller The Emotional Life of Your Brain  argues that positive emotion and happiness benefit long-term health.

When you practice gratitude you will find out that there are a lot of things you have to be grateful for in your life. The other thing that starts to happen is the negative emotions will slowly go away because by using gratitude the lack attitude turns into the more than enough attitude. Remember to have an attitude of gratitude every day and for the rest of your life.

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I Don’t Believe In Chiropractic

 

I Don’t Believe In Chiropractic

There are so many times when somebody asks me what I do for a living and I tell them that I am a Chiropractor. Then they tell me that they believe in Chiropractic and it is meant as a compliment or supporting my profession. I reply back to them that I don’t believe in Chiropractic and they look at me perplexed. What do you mean you don’t believe in Chiropractic? but you’re a Chiropractor! I am a Chiropractor, but it is not a belief it is a law. What do you mean by that? It is a law of having a clear nervous system of any interference. These interferences are called subluxations. A subluxation is the condition of a vertebra that has lost its proper position with the one above or the one below or both; which occludes an opening, impinges nerves and interferes with the transmission of the nerve impulses of the brain. If you have any subluxations your body is not going to function at its optimum, because your body is under total control by your nervous system. Your nervous system controls all the organs, muscles, tissues, and cells in the body.

It’s like believing if there is gravity or not. There is the law of gravity. Trust me you don’t believe if there is gravity or not. If you were on a tall building and jumped from it you would feel the effects of gravity in a very sudden and dangerous way. Your belief doesn’t affect if you or going to fall or not, it is a law just like the law of nerve interference. In a more dramatic example of the law of nerve interference, if your spinal cord was severed your body would never function at its optimum because the messages from the brain down the spinal cord and branching out the spinal nerves could never send the proper messages to all the organs, muscles, tissues, and cells in the body again. Dr. Suh,  a research doctor from the University of Colorado did a study on nerve conduction and he found out that putting only 20 mm of Hg pressure would reduce the communication from the brain, through that nerve by an astonishing 50%. 20 mm of Hg pressure is the equivalent of the amount of pressure that a weight of a dime would have on a nerve. How painful is that? Not very painful right, so waiting until you’re in pain to see your Chiropractor is a poor indicator for any nerve interference.

Remember just like the law of gravity there is a law of nerve interference. Stop believing in Chiropractic and know that it is a fact that a nervous system with no interference will let your body function at its optimum the way it should all the time.

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Basketball Shooting Star

Basketball Shooting Star

            I was the team chiropractor for the Trenton, New Jersey Shooting Stars basketball team from 1999-2000. The Shooting Stars team was a professional minor league basketball team. Just because they were playing in Trenton didn’t mean they were not good basketball players. Most of the players on the team were college all-stars looking for a break to make it to the NBA or past NBA players trying to make it back to the NBA.

At the beginning of one of their practices, I met with the team and the coaches to explain what chiropractic was about and how it could help them increase their athletic potential. I told the players that the difference between them and the NBA players was so little that anything that could help with their basketball playing could quite possibly put them on a NBA team. Instead of making $20,000 a year in Trenton they could be making the league minimum in the NBA of (more…)

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Which is the most important profession to your health?

Which is the most important profession to your health?

            The majority of people would say that your medical doctor is the most important person to keeping us healthy.  That would be wrong. Here is some history behind what happened when medical doctors went on strike in different areas of the world. In Israel in 1973, the doctors went (more…)

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Healthcare Supermarket

There are many times when people will want my opinion on their personal healthcare issues. Just about all of the times it is concerning a certain drug or having some sort of surgery procedure. I always have to remind them that drugs and surgery are out (more…)

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The Pendulum of Health

We can learn about health through Newton’s third law of motion that states: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. When you exert a certain force on a pendulum it will swing the exact (more…)

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The Hidden Truth of the Common Cold

The Hidden Truth of the Common Cold

Everybody has had a cold before.   Do you know what is really happening in your body when you have a cold? The cold is actually caused by different viruses grouped together called the rhino viruses. The reason why it is called a cold (more…)

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The Most Important Bone in The Body?

You are born with 206 bones in your body give or take a few because of anomalies. There are so many bones to choose from that are important to the human body functioning properly, but this bone when misaligned or out of place can affect almost every bone in the body. Unless you are a healthcare practitioner you probably haven’t even heard of it before.

The bone that I am referring to is the (more…)

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Mechanistic View Of Life vs. Vitalistic View Of Life

MECHANISTIC   VIEW OF LIFE 

1-Based   on 300 years old scientific principles that emerged out of the physic of   Newton & the scientific method of Descartes.  Reductionist.

 

2-View   the universe as a giant clock

 

3-view   the body as a machine

4-Whole=sum   of parts

5-Study   all the parts=understanding of the whole

*Specialist

6-Water=H20

7-Closed   system

*separateness

*predictable.Dx; therapist; prognosis

 

1-Deals   w/crisis care through the treatment of effects by suppressing symptoms,   sickness & disease

 

2-Doctor   is authoritarian, patriarchal, intervenes on submissive patient who is   dependent

 

3-Disease   seen as an entity & event.    Symptoms, sickness & disease is wholly; judged as abnormal=>at   war w/body & environment

 

4-Believe   in the germ theory of disease

5-Based on inductive reasoning

1-State   of health, consciousness & belief of doctor is inconsequential to   patient.

 

2-Fear   in every interaction

 

3-   Normalization

 

4-   Technology, science, art & philosophy

 

5-Sterile,   cold, impersonal, uniform & ritual, expensive

VITALISTIC   VIEW OF LIFE 

1-Based   on contemporary scientific principle that emerged out of quantum physic.  The science of Chaos, Change &   Complexity.  Wholeistic.

2-View   the universe as a living system

 

3-body   as bioenergetic information whirlpool

4-Whole>sum   of parts

5-Study   the whole=>respect for unknown O/o

 

*Wholistic practitioner

6-Water=   H20+Energy

7-Open   system

*interconnectiveness

       *Unpredictable

 

1-Deals   w/wellness care, address primary cause (life force/innate). Expression of   symptoms essential for restoration of integrity

2-Doctor   is teacher educator, partner, facilitates healing in participant of the tango   of healing

 

3-Disease   seen as a process, a manifestation of underlying disharmony.  Message to change, challenge to body,   adaptation=>at peace with body & environment

4-Believe   in the breakdown theory

 

5-Based on deductive reasoning

1-State   of health, consciousness & belief of doctor is paramount for person’s   transformation

 

2-Trust   in every interaction

 

3-Individualaization

 

4-   Philosophy, science, art, technology

 

5-Alive,   warm, personal, casual, practical, inexpensive

 

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Size Does Matter

Size Does Matter

            Did you ever wonder why there are ideal height to weight averages for men and women? The amount of weight you should be carrying around also depends on your skeletal structure or frame size. Our bodies are only meant to carry around so much weight on it. Why is that? Is it because the government wants us to stop eating so much food, so that everybody in this country has enough to eat? Is it because everybody should look the same? No, to the above questions, it’s because our frames are only supposed to carry so much weight or we will start having chronic health problems in the future. Our bodies can carry excess weight for an extended period of time because they are highly adaptable to all the stresses we put upon them. The only problem with this scenario is that the body can only adapt for so long before something bad happens to your health. (more…)

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