Welcome to 2017! I hope you all had a great Holiday Season! We are committed to bringing you a lot of useful and easy to implement information over the next twelve months to make this your best year yet. This week's blog is going to be short and sweet, and get us started out on the right foot. We are going to cover two things:
We are excited to begin using our new blog site! In March of 2016, we launched a weekly email/blog campaign to our clients and their families. We did this to provide educational material about chiropractic and whole body health that was difficult to convey in a short office visit. Topics ranged from Alzhiemer's to zinc deficiencies, and everything in between.
Initially, emails were mailed to you from email@example.com
. These will now be coming to your inbox from firstname.lastname@example.org
- make sure you don't miss them!
*If you haven't been receiving our emails, check your spam folder! Add our email address your contact list so you can keep up to date with our newsletters.
Our new email is linked to the stand alone blog site: www.dougwilliamsdc.com
. Originally, after you received your weekly email, the content was published on our office website
under the blog, but you had to poke around to find it. In addition, searching the posts was cumbersome. When you go to the new site, you land directly on the blog. In addition, if you send a loved one there for an article, they can sign up directly for the weekly email. It is an easier format to search for topics that we may have covered in the past. Finally, we are working on grouping similar topics together to create FREE E-BOOKS
! Keep your eyes out for that in the near future!
As much as I would like to take credit for pulling all of this technical stuff together, I can't! It is about all I can do to get the content down. The continued forward progress of our communication efforts can directly be attributed to Emily Duke! Emily worked in our office for several years until last May, when she and her husband Tommy (and their yet-to-be born son) moved to Texas. Well, the three of them (yes, the baby finally came last summer) have settled into a comfortable family life, but through the magic of the internet, Emily continues to help me get this material out on a regular basis. Thanks Emily!
Frailty: The Building Blocks of Life
The current series we have been on is exploring the concept of Frailty
. From a research perspective, Frailty
looks at how a number of different systems in our bodies are connected. More specifically, if one system starts to decline, you can often times manage. But when a number of systems begin to decline together, even though no single one severely, the whole system crashes!
That last point is really the intersection of life and death. Most of us aren't surprised when someone dies in a car accident or from cancer. But how many times have you heard someone say "They seemed so healthy" after hearing of another's passing?
People don't live forever here on earth. The Reaper catches us all. But how we live, and ultimately how we die, can be influenced by the things we do in life. Follow a healthy lifestyle, live longer and potentially less painfully all the way to the end.
The study of Frailty
helps explore the different building blocks of health:
- Endocrine (Hormonal)
The hope is that the better you understand how these systems work together in health, and fail to work together in disease, you can implement strategies to maintain and heal them over the course of a lifetime!
So far, we have covered Inflammatory and Endocrine. You can check out the previous posts on these topics here
Over the next two weeks, we will get into the parts that chiropractors absolutely love: Skeletal and Neurological!
At the outset, I indicated to our readers that this was some pretty deep and involved material, but that if you process it and integrate it into your life, you won't be sorry!
Happy New Year to You and Your Loved Ones!
Doug Williams, D.C.