Webinars

The Psychology of Fasting

Maybe you are interested in fasting to improve your physical or spiritual health. Maybe you are just curious.  It is present in cultures and religions around the world, but is gaining appreciation in the west.

Jesus went fasting for forty days and forty nights, but this level of cleansing and enlightenment is almost unthinkable to us mere mortals.

Some fasts are just from dusk to dawn, some fasts are juice fasts, water fasts, and some people just give up one thing for a few weeks.

I am interested in why it is so hard to give some things up. Giving up alcohol, coffee, drugs, cigarettes, can be understandably difficult since they are known to be addictive. Sometimes I have to wonder why some other things are perceived as difficult.

For example, imagine giving up all devices with screens for a month, or even whatever it is you eat for breakfast every day. I have seen my child go into a fit of rage because I took away their iPad. I have seen grown men and women go into what I can only describe as a state of confusion and panic at the mere mention of giving up gluten, or doughnuts, or pop.

What the hell is going on here?

Are some people born with less willpower?

I remember a term that was popular about ten years ago. I haven’t heard it much lately. It was called the “addictive personality.” In short, some people just “have that personality” where they will easily become addicted to something. It’s almost like we were given a label that showed “yes, I am that type.”

I really think this “personality” can change. It’s less like a personal trait, and more like a level of fitness. In other words, mental effort and control is like a muscle. You can “exercise” your abilities to be mindful of your daily actions and control them as you please.

A few years ago I gave up gluten. I was highly incentivized to do so because as I discovered, I am allergic to it.  If I am exposed, I not only develop digestive issues and swelling, but I also get eczema to the point where my skin will crack and bleed. It’s not pretty. Yet when transitioning there were five or six occasions where I found myself holding a half-eaten bread stick, or slice of pizza, or croissant, suddenly realizing that I had devoured some of it unconsciously.

The laws of entropy.

If you are not in control, creating order, then disorder will take over. You become a victim to things other than what you desire. You succumb to the “norm” around you. The norm are people eating processed foods that are expensive and cause weight gain, sugar that causes diabetes, processed meats that increase the risk of cancer, drinking beer after hockey games so your body can’t recover, the list goes on. The outside “normal” is a huge soup of disorder, backed up with advertising telling us to eat second (or third or fourth rate) products.

When is the last time you saw an ad for fresh fruit and vegetables? Now you get it, right?

So when you give something up, it’s not just about giving up the thing itself, it’s about giving up SOME THING. It’s about the EFFORT, because that little bit of effort is an exercise. It is a prayer for strength. The more you exercise, the stronger you get. This helps you grow mentally, physically and spiritually. It makes you more connected, devoted, and more present for everyone.

While fasting, is the effort that makes you stronger.

About ten years ago a patient came in with headaches and a sore foot. I examined him and realized there was a fracture in his foot, and told hime he should go to the hospital to have an x-ray of his foot. He said he was too busy, and didn’t want to wait for four hours, so he wasn’t going to go. I adjusted him, and he left.

He was coming in three times per week for his headaches, and each visit, he complained about his headaches that wouldn’t get better. I would tell him every time “by the way, your foot is broken, go to the hospital.” He said he had no time to go to the hospital.

After a little over two weeks of this he walked in with a cast on his foot. I asked him “what happened to your foot” and he said “my foot is broken, and in addition since I put on the cast, strangely my headache symptoms are gone. He then theorized how the weight of the cast changed his muscle activity and cured his headachs.”

I corrected him and told him no, that’s not why your headaches went away. They went away because you started taking care of yourself. Your attitude has changed.

I have had this happen a few times with casts on the leg.  It happened one time with a broken arm.  Also, once with a mole that was obviously skin cancer.  They were all things people didn’t want to deal with.  Everybody tries to theorize how the cast (or incision or whatever) made their problem feel better.

What’s the real reason?

There is a common denominator here that made every person’s back pain improve: They started to pay attention to themselves. They stopped letting themselves drift in the stream of society.  They stopped letting the disorder carry them away, and started to take control of their lives again.  It was the effort that made the difference.

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”  – Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

What is the one thing you can take away, to give your life more focus and make it more pure.

 

Gary Barone has owned NewPort Village Chiropractic since 2000. Follow us on social media to see our new edition of “Pure: The Detoxification Conversation” Coming soon

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Healthy Little Pumpkins

It’s that time of year again, and I just re-watched our Healthy Little Pumpkins Webinar

I have a confession to make.  Since I did this project two years ago, I’d forgotten about half of the amazing information I gathered.  I think it is worth watching, even if you have seen it before.

Visit www.nvchiro.com/boo to watch it now!

From fireworks to costumes, and pumpkin patches to Jack O Lantern carvings, Halloween is a fun time time for everyone. We are so excited to get ready for the festivities!

Of course, there’s also the very large buckets of candy that are just around the corner, which makes Halloween time the perfect opportunity to teach your little ones about healthy nutrition. Healthy LIttle Pumpkins at NewPort Village Chiropractic

See how to make Halloween MORE fun and less of a tummy ache for your kids (and the kids you give candy to).

As some of you know, I am a Halloween expert!  I will lead you and your kids through some fun crafts. We will also guide parents and neighbours on ways to upgrade their Halloween to something that is so good for you, it’s SCARY!

It’s no secret.  We at NewPort Village Chiropractic want ours to be the healthiest city in the world. Join us and we can make it happen!

Details

Time:  Saturday October 21st 2017 to Halloween
Place:  www.NVCHIRO.com/BOO.
Registration: Registration is closed for the live event, please watch the webinar 🙂

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Pure: The Purification Workshop

Every once and a while, pressing the “reset” button in life can be healthy. A purification or cleanse is a great way to jumpstart good health within your body and get your systems back to running in tip top shape. Read on to learn about who should cleanse, the benefits and the secret powers purification holds!

Whether you want a one-day cleanse, or a daily purification ritual, we have strategies that can be tailored just for you.

Each day we have a series of choices to make in regards to how we operate, what we do and what we eat. Scientists have found that we make over 1,000 decisions each day! Some of these decisions are in regards to what we choose to fuel our body with for meals and snacks (Cornell Researchers have estimated around 226!*). Are you making healthy choices?

A deep cleanse for 1-10 days can help you reset your body, clear your mind, and enliven your spirit.   We are going to let you in on how to change your habits to keep your body cleansed throughout the year via purification of your daily routines.

There aren’t any secret potions or magic formulas.  We aren’t selling you a “purification kit” (although we could if you want).  We are giving you the undeniable truths about what makes your body work, how it cleanses, what it is cleansing, and three ways (of varying intensity) to stimulate the body to enhance purification.

Please enjoy our video, and remember to share it with your friends….

We are giving away three $40 gift boxes to spud.ca for sharing our video on FaceBook.  You have to share the page publicly and send me the link to your page by emailing [email protected]… and if you “like” our page we will give you ANOTHER entry!!  That’s it!  We haven’t had too many entries, so you have a great chance of winning.  Just do it!

Not only will you be helping your health with great food, you will be helping us fulfill our mission of creating health and wellness in the community by spreading our message.

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Healthy Holidays

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We are holding a special webinar that will revamp your mental and physical state of health this holiday season!

Dr. Barone discusses 5 powerful healthy codes to abide by this holiday season to keep every part of you feeling healthy and vibrant.

NewPort Village Chiropractic wants to make sure it continuously challenges members of this community to proactively make healthy choices daily, not just with our nutrition – but with our sense of community caring and giving – and there is no better time to bring this to the forefront than the holiday season.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them on our Facebook page where we have a special thread just for this presentation at www.facebook.com/nvchiro.

Links:

7:00 S.P.U.D. (Fruit, Veg, Meat, Grocery, Delivered)  ($20 code: CRVAN-BARGAR)

9:00 The Environmental Working Group

9:45 The Gluten Summit

12:40 Dr. Barone’s Nutrition Shop and Online Health Assessment

16:00  iThlete Heart Rate Variability (HRV) App

18:30  Pranayama Universal Breathing App

21:30 All I Want for Christmas (Coat and Toy Drive) Get a free consultation for a friend

 

 

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