February 2024 newsletter

Happy Valentine’s Day. Let’s talk about the key factors for health, what to eat when you have a cold, and stretching your shoulders.

Tell me the truth – are you happy in your body?  Does it perform the tasks you ask of it, does it rarely complain or is it constantly breaking down?  Do you move with grace and ease or with grunts and groans?  When you take off your clothes and jump in the water, do you skinny dip or chunky dunk?

Well, let me tell you the truth – you have the capability of being comfortable in your body with just a few adjustments (pun intended) to your routine, because that is what you have, a routine. By shifting the way you manage your daily, ordinary tasks to a level of excellence with ease, you will feel better.  Here are my suggestions:

Get a good night’s sleep – by turning off your electronics 30 minutes before bedtime, by calming your mind, stretching your muscles, meditating or praying quietly for a few minutes, then getting in bed.  Just so you know, some research has found that wearing socks helps some people sleep better, or using ear plugs.

Eat whole foods, limit consumption of packaged foods, eat 5 to 6 small meals daily, and reduce your sugar intake.

Move your muscles, daily, often, deliberately.

Watch your posture (everyone else does).  This means lifting your chest, relaxing your shoulders, unlocking your knees, not sitting all day.

Play.  Have fun.  Laugh.  Be grateful, don’t dwell on the negative.  Be kind.

Keep your body tuned up; get adjusted, get a massage, soak in the bath or use a heating pad on your neck and shoulders, and your low back.  Stretch and strengthen yourself some way, some how every day.

Attempt this routine for a month, and see what happens (and tell me, too).  Dr. Ben


11 foods to eat when you have a cold:




Shoulder exercises: It seems everyone is complaining of some type of shoulder pain lately, so here is a video showing you some stretches to help you feel better.

Video link – https://youtu.be/oahPt36yrpQ


I just listened to this book, 101 Essays that will change the way you think by Brianna Wiest.  This lady nails it on the head, with a multitude of observations that will make you take a serious look at how you think and operate in this world. I was very impressed.  Check it out.  BG


“The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter, and the spirit heals with joy.”  Proverb

When you counsel someone, you should appear to be reminding him of something he had forgotten, not of the light he was unable to see.                  Baltasar Gracian

“For fast acting relief, try slowing down.”  Lily Tomlin


I went to the cinema last night.  The man in front of me had his dog with him.  The dog seemed to be really engrossed in the film.  Afterwards, I said to the owner, “this may sound weird, but I think your dog really enjoyed the film.”  “I’m surprised too,” said the man, “he hated the book.”


A man went to his Rabbi and said, “I have this really strong desire to live forever, and it’s driving me crazy.  What should I do?”

“I suggest you get married,” replied the Rabbi.

“Will that help me to live forever?” asked the man.

“No,” said the Rabbi, “but it will kill the desire.”

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