November 2023 Newsletter

Let’s talk about your time, your growth, stretching your shoulders, food and headaches, and the history of Halloween,


Of all our commodities, the one I hate to waste the most is time.  Time wasting is when I am not in control of how I am using my time efficiently; this means waiting for people who are late, trying to fix something that is beyond fixing, and waiting, waiting, and more waiting for any number of reasons. We get 1,440 minutes or 86,400 seconds every day to do the things we want, must or need to do.  How do you spend your time?

I have included below a study from Scientific American that examined how people spend their time in a 24-hour period.  I hear from patients all the time that they are “too busy” to ______________ (fill in the blank) when it comes to dealing with their health.  However, the issue has more to do with priority than it does with having available time.  I wish to impress upon you that whatever investment in time you make towards improving your health is like putting money into your “health account.”

A few minutes of walking or specific exercise, going to bed early enough to get a good night’s sleep, not sitting for 10 hours a day, and watching your posture are items that take up very little time on their own or can be done without draining your time bank.  I challenge you to take a look at how you spend your time and see how you might become more efficient and productive with your time.  Remember, it is the truly one commodity we have that is priceless. BG


Growth is one of the signs of life, yet we often prevent it from occurring.

By Bill Esteb

Physical growth – We scramble for the nearest parking spot, take the elevator instead of the stairs, and later, suffer for sarcopenia. We’re not our bodies, but if we neglect to grow and strength them, our life is lessened.

Intellectual growth – Instead of reading a nonfiction book, we monitor social media, consume Hollywood gossip, watch cat videos and the juvenile antics of strangers on YouTube.

Emotional growth – Our relationship with risk and tolerance of fear prompt many of us to live small, uneventful lives. Many confuse survival with living, fearing rejection, judgment or anything that tests our fragile self-image.

Spiritual growth – Many confuse religion (man-made) and spirit (God-made). By kowtowing to political correctness, we avoid exposure to deep, transformational insights.

Today, lean into this thing called life and make it a grand adventure by… growing.


The Traffic Cop stretch

I’ve been seeing a lot of shoulder issues lately, so I want to pass on to you a very simple and effective stretch that helps your neck, shoulder, and your wrist.  Please watch this video and include it in your daily routine.  Dr. Ben



Here’s a video on how certain foods can help reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines and headaches:


Here’s an interesting article on the history of Halloween:



Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand. – Emily Kimbrough, author and broadcaster (23 Oct 1899-1989)

“Our greatest human adventure is the evolution of consciousness. We are in this life to enlarge the soul, liberate the spirit, and light up the brain.”  Tom Robbins

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