Dr Beecher’s September 22 Weekly Chiropractic Newsletter

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Week of Monday, September 22nd, 2014


Mental Attitude: Stress During Pregnancy May Increase Asthma Risk in Children. Past studies have shown that exposure to stress during pregnancy can increase a child’s risk for premature birth, low birth weight, and development problems. Now, a new animal-based study suggests that maternal stress during pregnancy, even just one high-stress episode, can also increase an offspring’s risk for developing asthma. American Journal of Physiology, July 2014


Health Alert: Today’s Young Adults. Compared with previous generations, today’s young adults (ages 18-24) are more likely to be high school graduates, attend college, and less likely to smoke cigarettes. National Institutes of Health, July 2014


Diet: Kidney Disease Patients Should Avoid Southern-Style Diet. Newly published research suggests that a “Southern- style diet” is linked with higher death rates among kidney disease patients. Researchers found that individuals with kidney disease who regularly consumed a Southern diet had a 50% higher risk for death compared to those who did not regularly consume a Southern-style diet. Lead author Dr. Orlando Gutiérrez writes, “This is the first study to identify a regionally specific diet pattern that is highly associated with adverse outcomes among persons with kidney disease. It’s well known that the Southern region has poor health outcomes in a number of different areas including stroke, heart disease and

sepsis, and that the style of diet plays a role.” American Journal of Kidney Diseases, July 2014


Exercise: Small Amounts of Exercise Protect Against Memory Loss in Elderly. An animal study involving rats found that small amounts of exercise protected older rodents from memory loss and exaggerated inflammation in their brains following infection. This is the first study to show that voluntary exercise reduces aging-induced susceptibility to the cognitive impairments that follow a bacterial infection. The Journal of Neuroscience, August 2011


Chiropractic: Back Pain and Anger. Do people with back pain have shorter fuses? Using data provided by chronic back pain patients and their spouses, researchers have found that individuals with back pain appear to be quicker to anger and get angry to greater levels the more their pain interferes with their ability to function normally. Healthy Psychology, August 2014


Wellness/Prevention: Protect Your Eyes When Using a Swimming Pool. Swimming in chlorinated pools can wash away the outer film layer of the eye, increasing a swimmer’s risk for infections such as pink eye. Chlorine can also lead to red and irritated eyes, as well as blurry vision. The following tips can be helpful in preventing or easing eye problems associated with swimming in chlorinated pools: wear water-tight goggles, remove contact lenses, use lubricating eye drops, and flush eyes with clean drinking water after swimming. Swimmers should seek medical attention if they suffer from any of the following after leaving the pool: red eyes that are draining fluid, blurry or distorted vision, or severe pain. Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center, July 2014


Quote: “When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love …”

~ Marcus Aurelius


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Dr Beecher’s December 9 Weekly Chiropractic Newsletter

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Week of Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Mental Attitude: Kids and Moms. A mother’s friendships with other adults can impact their adolescent children’s relationships with their own friends, particularly the negative aspects of these relationships such as conflict and antagonism. Adolescents may mimic the negative characteristics of their mothers’ relationships in their own peer-to-peer friendships. Mothers who display

high levels of conflict with friends may signal to their children that such behavior is acceptable.

University of Missouri, November 2013


Health Alert: Bacteria in Your Gut? Rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that attacks joint tissue and causes pain, affects 1.3 million Americans. Researchers have linked a species of intestinal bacteria known as Prevotella copri to the onset of rheumatoid arthritis. Of those tested, 75% of stool samples from patients newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis carried Prevotella copri compared with 21.4% of samples from healthy individuals. NYU Langone Medical Center, November 2013


Diet: Pickled Turnips? Scientists have discovered that the bacteria Lactobacillus brevis may prevent the flu. Lactobacillus brevis comes from Suguki, a pickled turnip popular in Japan. When a particular strain of Lactobacillus brevis was eaten by mice, it showed protective effects against influenza infection. Suguki enthusiasts have often cited its protective powers, but it is not known yet whether the same effects will be seen in humans. Human clinical trials using a probiotic drink containing

Lactobacillus brevis bacteria are underway and scientists are hopeful that, given a suitable quantity of bacteria, foods containing

Lactobacillus brevis may turn out to be the next superfood. Letters in Applied Microbiology, November 2013


Exercise: Exercise Helps Arthritis. Seniors who participated in classes that promoted the self-management of arthritis through exercise reported decreased pain, improved mobility, reduced stiffness, more energy, and an improved quality of life. According to Dr. Linda Russell, a rheumatologist and chair of the Public and Patient Education Advisory Committee at Hospital for

Special Surgery, “Getting seniors to be active in any way will generally improve their quality of life and help them function better in their everyday activities. People believe that if you have arthritis you shouldn’t exercise, but appropriate exercises

actually help decrease pain.” American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 2013


Chiropractic: Pain Relief! Patients with chronic spinal pain (either neck, mid-back, or low back) were randomized to receive NSAIDs (pain relief medication), acupuncture, or spinal adjustments. Care was provided for four weeks, followed by assessment of improvement. After 30 days, spinal manipulation was the only intervention that achieved statistically significant improvements in pain and disability. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, July 1999


Wellness/Prevention: Physical Fitness Helps the Heart Too! Coronary heart disease is the number one cause of death among both men and women in the United States. After following 9,800 coronary heart disease patients for an average of 11 years, researchers found that the patients with higher levels of physical fitness were less likely to suffer a cardiac event and were 75% more likely to still be alive a decade after diagnosis. Senior study author Dr. Michael Blaha writes, “We hope that as a result of this study, more physicians will consider prescribing physical activity as a front-line therapy to improve survival and quality of life for their patients who are able to safely exercise.” John Hopkins Medicine, November 2013


Quote: “I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.”

~ Thomas A. Edison


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Dr Beecher’s March 18 Weekly Chiropractic Newsletter

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Week of Monday, March 18th, 2013

Mental Attitude: When Stress Levels Get Too High. Too much stress can negatively affect the immune system, cardiovascular system, neuroendocrine system, and central nervous system. Untreated chronic (long- term) stress can lead to muscle pain, insomnia, hypertension (high blood pressure), a weaker immune system and anxiety, which can lead to dozens of illnesses, including heart disease, depression, and obesity.

American Psychological Assoc, February 2013


Health Alert: TV Viewing and Risk of Disease. Daily TV viewing and lack of exercise at age 16 is associated with the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular disease by age 43.

Diabetes Care, February 2013


Diet: Heart Disease and Vegetarianism. The risk of hospitalization or death from heart disease is 32% lower in vegetarians than people who eat meat and fish. Researchers found that vegetarians had lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels than non-vegetarians. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, February 2013


Exercise: More Reasons. Regular exercise provides protection against injury, decreases the need for antihypertensive medication, and improves your decision-making abilities.

Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health, 1996


Chiropractic: Deconditioning Syndrome. The negative effects of immobilization (lack of proper motion) begin as soon as four hours after injury! The effects it has on muscles include weakness, lack of coordination, decreased flexibility, reduced oxidative potential, diminished muscle mass, increased connective tissue fibrosis, Type I & II muscle atrophy, and 20% loss of muscle strength per week.

Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 1992


Wellness/Prevention: The Active Lifestyle Approach. Adults who incorporate more movement into their daily lives are 4x more likely to meet the United States Government’s federal fitness guidelines (30 minutes of exercise per day) than those who attempt to do more structured exercise activities like running or lifting weights. American Journal of Health Promotion, February 2013


Quote: “If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” ~ Lao Tzu


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Dr Beecher’s March 4 Weekly Chiropractic Newsletter

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Week of Monday, March 4th, 2013

Mental Attitude: Young Adults Are Stressed-Out! A recent study shows adults ages 18-33 years old are more likely to report higher stress levels than those outside of their age range. Furthermore, 53% said they received little or no support for stress management from their health care provider.

American Psychological Assoc, February 2013


Health Alert: Mini Stroke? Each year 500,000 Americans experience mini strokes called transient ischemic attacks (TIAs). Symptoms usually go away within an hour, but 10-15% of people who experience TIAs will experience full-blown strokes within 3 months, and 40% of these strokes will occur within the first 24 hours! A TIA is caused by a temporary blockage, typically a blood clot, in a blood vessel in the brain. Symptoms are similar to a stroke and include numbness or paralysis on one side of the body, vision changes, trouble speaking, difficulty with balance or walking, and sudden severe headache.

Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, February 2013


Diet: Low-Calorie Meals and Restaurant Finances. Restaurants that introduced more low-calorie options had a 5.5% increase in sales compared to a 5.5% decline among the restaurants that didn’t offer such options. In

fact, they had a 10.9% growth in customer traffic versus a 14.7% decline in the other restaurants.

Hudson Institute, February 2013


Exercise: More Reasons. Regular exercise reduces the likelihood of developing low-back problems, as well as improving balance and coordination. Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health, 1996


Chiropractic: Colic and Chiropractic. A review of six randomized trials involving 325 infants suggests infants who received gentle, low-velocity manipulation treatments had a reduction in crying an average of one hour and twelve minutes a day, and had no adverse effects. Cochrane Review, December 2012


Wellness/Prevention: Tea and Wine. Natural chemicals found in green tea and red wine may disrupt a key step of the Alzheimer’s disease pathway. In early-stage experiments, researchers identified the process which allows harmful clumps of protein to latch on to brain cells, causing them to die. They were able to interrupt this pathway using the purified extracts of EGCG from green tea and resveratrol from red wine.

Journal of Biological Chemistry, February 2013


Quote: “Do not complain about growing old. It is a privilege denied to many.” ~ Mark Twain


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Dr Beecher’s March 2012 Monthly Chiropractic Newsletter

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“The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.” ~ Henry Kissinger


More research points to Chiropratic care…

Spinal Manipulation and Home Exercise Better Than Medication For Neck Pain?

Research shows Chiropractic and light exercise might be best to relieve neck pain…


Also in this issue:

  • Stress – The Silent Killer!!!
  • Stress May Cause Your Brain To Shrink!
  • “Phantom Vibrations” Haunt Stressed Out Smart Phone Users!!!
  • Do You Tebow? What You Don’t Know About Tim Tebow’s Private Life May Change Your Opinion Of The Popular And Controversial Denver Bronco’s Quarterback.

Houston – Ever wake up with a stiff neck?  Or, have you given up on trying to look out the back window in your car because your neck hurts so much when you try?

If you suffer with neck pain, you probably take over-the-counter pain relievers.  Most people with neck pain do.  But, what if there was another way that not only worked better but also didn’t have the side effects associated with those pain relievers? Would you be interested?

That’s why you may be interested in new research published in January in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Here’s what the researchers discovered, according to Chiropractic Economics:

“Two-hundred-seventy-two patients aged 18 to 65 with nonspecific neck pain for two to 12 weeks were randomly assigned to receive SMT, medication, or home exercise with advice for 12 weeks. Up to one year after treatment, patients having 12 weeks of SMT reported greater pain relief than patients in the medication group. Patients in the home exercise with advice group reported just as much pain relief as those in the SMT group over the same period. However, patients having SMT reported that they were more satisfied with care than those in either of the other groups.

“The researchers conclude that SMT and home exercise are similarly effective to each other and both are more effective than medication for neck pain.”

After reading this, you may be asking yourself…


What Is “SMT”?


SMT is “spinal manipulative therapy.”  Chiropractors often call SMT an “adjustment” and Chiropractors are well trained and the leaders in delivering SMT.

For a very long time, the medical community frowned upon SMT and Chiropractic.  Not only was there a lack of research… some actually said SMT performed by Chiropractors was dangerous.

Over the years, this has changed.  First, research was published that showed the safety and efficacy of SMT performed by Chiropractors.

Many open-minded and progressive medical doctors not only embraced SMT, they started referring to Chiropractors.  Some even incorporated SMT into their practices.

It has been wonderful to see what was once called “quackery” accepted into mainstream medicine and smart doctors working hand-in-hand with Chiropractors to give patients the best possible treatments and care.

But, here’s something a little weird.  The research on safety and efficacy mentioned a couple paragraphs back was for back pain, not neck pain. Even though the treatments (SMT) were the same and the structure (the spine) was the same, skeptics squawked that there was, “no proof.”

They said, “the neck is not the low back.”  That’s why it is so nice to see research specifically designed for the neck showing the benefits of SMT. Maybe now more research will be done and more skeptics will be silenced.  The more research, the better, and more doctors from different disciplines working together means more benefits to patients.


Do You Get “Phantom” Text Messages?


Technology can be wonderful. But, it can also cause problems.  Technology has given us life-saving medical procedures and life-ending nuclear weapons.

Clearly, it’s all about how technology is used, which brings us to the immensely popular smart phones.

Smart phones can make your life easier and more enjoyable.  Text messaging and email keep us in touch.  But, is there a downside to all this constant connection?

Techworld reports that stress levels in smart phone users can become so pronounced that some people start experiencing “phantom vibrations” of non-existent text messages.

“University of Worcester Psychologist, Richard Balding, conducted psychometric tests on 100 employed and student volunteers, finding that those who checked their smart phones often were more likely to experience emotional stress.

“This was particularly true when the phones were being used in a work context, with users feeling pressure to check for messages in order to keep abreast of workflow.

“At its worst, as stress levels rose, workers would check their phones more often, creating a negative cycle in which a few even started believing that their phones were receiving alerts when no such alerts existed.”

With smart phones, the distinction between work and private time has all but disappeared.  For many people, there is no more leaving work, work is always wherever you go…  and so is the stress.


Stress May Cause Your Brain To SHRINK!!!


Think you have a big brain?  Well, if you are stressed out, it might be shrinking.     According to a January 13, 2012 article in the Baltimore Sun, A study by Yale University researchers found that stressful life events can reduce gray matter in regions of the brain that regulate emotion and important physiological functions in healthy people to brain structure changes associated with psychiatric disorders, such as addiction, depression and anxiety.

Past studies have only linked stress…

            “The researchers looked at MRIs of more than 100 healthy people. They found the changes soon after stressful events occurred and said the findings may serve as warning signals of future psychiatric disorders and chronic diseases, such as diabetes or hypertension.”


And don’t forget, if you ever have any questions or concerns about your health talk to us. Contact us with your questions. We’re here to help and don’t enjoy anything more than participating in providing you natural pain relief.

Inspirational Story Of The Month –

(Names And Details Have Been Changed To Protect Privacy)

Do You Tebow?

What you don’t know about Tim Tebow’s private life may change your opinion of the popular and controversial Denver Bronco’s Quarterback.


It was projected to be the most watched football playoff game of all time.  Who knows if it actually was? (It really doesn’t matter.)

What matters is why such a prediction was made and who was responsible.

Even if you are not a football fan, you’ve probably heard the name Tim Tebow. If you are like most people, you either love him or hate him.  Well, maybe not hate… just a large amount of dislike.  There is no doubt he has been the center of controversy and media hype all season long.

Why?  Tim Tebow was a first round draft pick in the 2010 NFL draft.  He is the winner of two NCAA National Football Championships.  He was the first-ever sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy.  He was the winner of the Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s top college football player.  He was the winner of the James E. Sullivan Award as the nation’s most outstanding amateur athlete in any sport.  This season, he brought the Denver Broncos to the playoffs in spectacular fashion by helping them win many last second games.

But, he is also the son of evangelical missionaries and he has openly displayed signs of his faith.  One example is called “Tebowing.”  This is when Tim drops to one knee after scoring, symbolic of thanking Jesus.

What many people may be missing has nothing to do with football.  Granted, winning football games can bring enjoyment to a lot of people’s lives.  But, what Tim Tebow does outside of football is much more important. With the money and fame from football, he will be able to do a whole heck of a lot more.

For example, it is easy to learn about Tebow’s well-documented empathy and humanitarian efforts.  On his official website (TimTebow.com), there’s a link to The Tim Tebow Foundation – Bringing faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.

There is also the story of Zack McLeod.  Zack is a 20 year old former football player who suffered a traumatic brain injury at the age of 17 and was given only a 5% chance of surviving.  But, he did survive… and his dream was to meet Tim Tebow.  So, right before the most pressure-filled and important game of Tim’s life (the previously mentioned playoff game against the New England Patriots), Tebow took time out and spent it with Zack and made Zack’s dream come true.

In a USA Today article, Tim Tebow put it all in perspective:  “We’re playing a game, and you want to win, but you know that it’s not the end of the world,” Tebow says. “Even a bad loss on the football field is better than spending a day (recovering) in a hospital.”

How about this shockingly uncommon stance in today’s world when athletes openly say they don’t want to be role models:  “Tim believes there is more to life than football,” says foundation executive director, Erik Dellenback.  Tebow does not imbibe, display rivers of tattoo ink on his sculpted physique or hang out in nightclubs. Home-schooled on a 44-acre farm outside Jacksonville, he is serious about personal responsibility.

“The biggest reason I don’t (consume alcohol) is because (if I have) a glass of wine, I don’t want to be responsible for a kid looking up to me and saying, ‘Hey, Tebow’s doin’ it — I am going to do it.’ And then he makes a bad decision.  “Because, like it or not, it is serious,” he says. 

In the end, it’s not about Tim Tebow’s religion and whether you are the same faith as him or not.  Instead, it’s about what he does. So far, who can argue with that?

We love helping our patients and their friends and relatives through their tough times and getting them feeling better!  We are here to help you stay feeling better and looking younger!  Don’t be a stranger.  You really can afford Chiropractic care! Don’t wait until you can no longer move!

Did You Know?

10 Good Uses For Salt


            It’s been used throughout human history, it’s mentioned in the Bible, it’s ubiquitous and it’s also cheap. Mined from salt rocks and extracted from sea water, salt is… well, the “salt of the earth.” You can’t healthily live without it. At the same time, you can’t live healthily with too much of it. Get the balance right – in your food and in your life – and salt is worth its own weight.

Here are 10 good uses for salt:  1. Deter ants… Sprinkle salt in doorways, on windowsills and anywhere else ants use to sneak into your house. It’s a sure way to keep them out!  2. Kill grass and weeds growing in cracks in your driveway…Tired of weeding your driveway? Sprinkle salt on the grass and pour very hot water over it. Not only is this a highly effective way to kill unwanted plants, it’s also eco-friendly and cheap.  3. Say goodbye to fleas…If your dogs have fleas, simply wash their doghouse and blankets in salt water. If you’re worried your dogs may have brought fleas into your house, simply sprinkle your carpets lightly with salt and then brush it in. Leave it for 12 hours and thoroughly vacuum.  4. Pick up a dropped egg…If you drop an egg on the kitchen floor, sprinkle salt on the mess and leave it there for 20 minutes. You’ll be able to wipe it right up.  5. Clean up oven spills quickly…If a pie or casserole bubbles over in the oven, pour a handful of salt on top of the spill. It won’t smoke, smell and, most importantly, will bake into a crust that makes the mess easier to clean once it’s cooled.  6. Clean brown spots off your iron…Simply sprinkle salt on a sheet of waxed paper, slide the iron across it and rub lightly with silver polish. Your iron will look like brand-new in no time.  7. Remove stains from your coffee pot…Fill it with 1/4 cup of table salt and a dozen ice cubes. Swish the mixture around and let it sit for half an hour.  Then, fill it with cold water and rinse. Your coffee pot will look brand new.  8. Keep your windshield frost-free…Dip a sponge into salt water and rub it on windows, and they won’t frost up… even when the mercury drops below zero.  9. Soothe a bee sting…Wet the sting right away and cover it with salt.  10. Stop a grease fire…Pouring salt on top of a grease fire will smother it – completely.


Tip Of The Month

How To Beat Germs At Their Own Game!!!


Just in case you don’t know by now: STRESS IS A KILLER.  It used to be theorized that people got sick because germs invading the body were very strong… stronger than the immune system.  For example, it was believed that once you came in contact with the common cold, you would get sick.  Now, modern doctors know the strength of the invaders… or germs… is only part of the story and many believe that is not even the most important part.  On the contrary, another theory is that the body’s immune system (unless you are genetically compromised) is stronger than most – if not all – invaders.  Your body’s immune system will fight off these germs and not get sick unless… and this is a very big unless… there is something weakening your immune system that helps the invaders and germs win.  This can result from poor nutrition, lack of sleep, being over worked, etc.

One of the most common and detrimental things to weaken your immune system is STRESS!!! This is very important to understand because most people lead very stressful lives.  Stress at work, stress from lack of a job, not enough money, relationships, etc. all subtly weaken the immune system. Many researchers believe these common stresses… over years and years… can lead to major illnesses like heart disease, diabetes and more.  That’s why it is important to learn (and practice) ways to relieve stress in your everyday life.  There is no way to reduce ALL the stress in your life, so it is important to do what you can and learn to handle it in the best way possible.

Here are two great tips:  (1) Get away from the source of the stress.  This makes sense, but it is often easier said than done.  For example, if your main source of stress is your job, you probably can’t just quit.  But, it might be wise to start taking steps to make a change.  Just taking positive steps in the right direction can help relieve stress.  (2)  Take time each day to relax.  This is something anyone can do… because you only need about 10 minutes and you can be anywhere.  Some call it meditation, others just a little “me time.”  Whatever you call it, do it every day.  You can daydream, visualize good things or take a nap.  These 10 minutes a day can go a long way to relieve stress and help you live a more healthy life.


Remember, we’re always here to help your body heal

and maintain the pain free body you deserve.


This information is solely advisory, and should not be substituted for medical or chiropractic advice.  Any and all health care concerns, decisions, and actions must be done through the advice and counsel of a healthcare professional who is familiar with your updated medical history. We cannot be held responsible for actions you may take without a thorough exam or appropriate referral. If you have any further concerns or questions, please let us know by calling 281-286-1300.

Stress and Headaches

How does stress affect your wellbeing? And how is stress related to getting headaches? There are many paths to this and I will discuss the most common ways stress can make you more headache prone.

Stress can affect our sleep. Americans just do not get enough sound, restful and restorative sleep. Studies suggest that few of us get the necessary eight hours each night. Tossing and turning, and simply not recovering from the previous day, adds tension to your morning. Sleep deprivation itself can lead to headaches. Sometimes we compensate for this by taking in a lot of caffeine each day, which can then create a vicious cycle, making us jittery and affecting our ability to fall asleep later that night.

How we react to it stress also affects us. Some of us literally “take it out’ on our bodies, channeling the stress into our neck and shoulders. This can cause tension-type headaches where the back muscles of your neck are tight and ropey. “Knots” in the muscles can develop, sending shooting pains into your head, as if it’s trapped in a vise, being squeezed by the muscle tension.

Stress can affect us by disrupting our normal healthy routine. Instead of eating right and exercising, we resort to eating junk foods and avoiding the gym. Over-eating and not maintaining a healthy weight can add to the stress on our body, the spine, and our heart.

A lot of us think we handle stress well and just need a two-week vacation to get back on track. But really, two weeks off does little to change your life for the other fifty weeks during the year. The key is to learn how to handle and deal with stressors on a “day to day” basis. Sometimes, it’s a spinal injury that is not corrected that adds to a stressful feeling. Sometimes, it’s conflict at work or at home, that is simply not getting resolved. Are we ourselves taking time out to smell the roses?

Each day, try to do something positive for yourself, and resist the temptation to worry about the future and fret about the past. Take each day as it comes and try to have positive thoughts. These practices can help improve your outlook and perspective. There’s a lot to be said for the person who wears “rose-colored glasses,” or the person who can just let the water “run off of the duck’s back.”

Try a different attitude in approaching the stressful things in your life. Sometimes just getting things into perspective and not stressing the small stuff are important to leading a more stress-free life, and enjoying the hidden pleasures that life brings to us each and every day.

Dr. Ward Beecher practices at Beecher Chiropractic Clinic at 1001 Pineloch, Ste 700 Houston, TX 77062. You can schedule an appointment at BeecherChiropractic.com or by calling (281) 286-1300. If you have any questions regarding this blog, please comment below!