February 2022 health news

Ne-go-ti-ate: to get over, around or through (something) successfully; to deal with (some matter or affair that requires ability for its successful handling): manage.

So here we are, finished with the first month of 2022, and how are your negotiations going so far?  I’m talking about negotiating gravity, the pandemic, restrictions, work, play, exercise and diet, to name a few.  I am negotiating a new schedule and a new office; for those of you who do not know, I’m am now only working Wednesdays in Tarzana, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, using a new table and different room in the same office.  My Thousand Oaks office moved the end of last month to 390 Lombard St., TO, 91360, and I now have my adjusting tables from Tarzana to help serve you in this office.  I’m negotiating through a new set of patterns and a new rhythm.

The negotiations I want to focus on are your habits and patterns.  For example, every morning you negotiate with yourself when you will get out of bed (overcome inertia, and comfort).  There is always that moment when you [successfully manage] your body to actually get up/out of the warm bed and start your day.  There are the negotiations you make regarding what you’re going to eat; if I have salad for lunch then I can eat a piece of bread, too.  We all do it, sometimes, the “if” – “then”.

When I say that you have to negotiate “gravity” I am referring to your ability to move, and function, and perform tasks with ease, strength and agility.  What strategies are you going to employ this year; continue with what worked last year or modify/revise your routine?  When you negotiate time, it’s always about how you want to spend your time versus how you have to spend your time; if – then. You can continue to do what you do, if it’s working, and if it’s not working, then it’s time to hire a new negotiator, either an inner voice or an outside coach.  Either way, you’re going to be held accountable for the outcome.  Make it one you successfully manage.  Cheers, Dr. Ben


REMINDER: I am only seeing patients on Wednesdays in Tarzana, 7:30 – 5:30 pm

I have a new office in Thousand Oaks at 390 Lombard St., 91360.  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday afternoons.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!  We are having an Open House at our new T.O. office on Saturday, March 5th, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.  We are very proud to show off our new facility and we will also introduce you to OriGenesis, a Stem Cell Therapy company who will be using our office to provide their services.

Briefly, stem cells are undifferentiated cells harvested from human umbilical cords of healthy moms and babies that can become brand new cells of any kind to help you regenerate, rebuild and repair damaged body parts.  They can help improve your immune system, reduce inflammation and often increase energy.  Some people with epilepsy, autoimmune disease and degenerative joint disease have seen a noticeable improvement in their condition within days and weeks.  You can also call prior to the open house to ask questions or sign up for a Monday night Zoom conference.




NUTRITION – Excellent article on sugar from Gratitude Yoga with Michelle


EXERCISE OF THE MONTH – Traffic Cop Stretch



“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”  C.S. Lewis


I will remember that what has brought us up from savagery is a loyalty to truth, and truth cannot emerge unless it is subjected to the utmost scrutiny — will you not agree that a society which has lost sight of that, cannot survive? -Learned Hand, jurist (27 Jan 1872-1961)


To bear up under loss, to fight the bitterness of defeat and the weakness of grief, to be victor over anger, to smile when tears are close, to resist evil men and base instincts, to hate hate and to love love, to go on when it would seem good to die, to seek ever after the glory and the dream, to look up with unquenchable faith in something evermore about to be, that is what any person can do, and so be great. -Zane Grey




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