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      Saturday, May 13, 2006

04:35 PM - 05/13/2006

The topic: At the chiropractor’s


I didn’t have any aches or pains and Brian’s doing better (he’s been lifting a lot of heavy stuff at work and he’s also under a lot of work related stress).  I’ve already mentioned Ciara’s little visit.

Brian told the doctor that I’ve been really tired, which I have.  I just brushed it off to allergies, but the doctor did the testing and said that I have a virus.  So, he had me hold different bottles of stuff against my chest to see which would help me out best and it turned out to be this forty-five dollar bottle of powdered greens.  He tested me with the bottle and my body needs two scoops.  He said don’t mix it with juice that has sugar in it. 

Brian left early this morning to help his bro out (our Saturday morning breakfast cafe is on vacation for two weeks, they’ll be back Monday…we ate at Denny’s last Sunday and we’ll be having Mother’s Day breakfast at IHOP tomorrow, as my mom doesn’t want to go very far) and I was on my own.  I had my Quaker cereal, then a little later I thought I’d try the powdered greens. 

First off, I read the ingredients on the orange juice and it was just orange juice, no additives.  So, I got the bottle down and opened it.  Two scoops?  Lordy, those are gonna be big scoops.  The first scoop mostly ended up on the counter, which I’d just cleaned.  I hit the edge of the glass with the scoop.  It was nasty looking stuff.  So, I did another two scoops into the orange juice and stirred it up. Oh, my gawd, it was nasty, nasty, nasty looking.  It didn’t taste too terribly awful, but it looked gross.  It kinda sorta tasted like grass.

And looking at it, I kept thinking “soylent green is people!”

You had to hold bottles against your chest to see which would work?  I don’t get it.

Posted by Lisa @ Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 10:24:07 AM

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*lol* Lisa!

One of the things a chiro does is to work with your body. And doing certain things turns on the information center so he can ask questions and the body answers.  I don’t know if it’s the same with all chiros, but you hold your left arm out straight and he applies pressure to it, pushing down, while asking the questions. You, of course, resist the pressure.  When the body’s response is positive, you can’t resist the pressure and he’s able to push the arm down.  I know it sounds crazy, but it works.

So, I’m holding my left arm out, my right hand is holding, one by one, the various bottles of vitamins, supplements, what have you to my chest.  As I hold the bottle, he’s asking if this is the right one.

Hey, I always thought chiropracty was quackery. I really and truly did. I used to tease Brian, who’s gone to this guy years before we even met, about going to the “chiroquacker”. Then one morning, I got out of bed and couldn’t put any weight at all on my right leg. I’d slipped the week before putting the dogs into the shop for the night and it took this long to affect my back. I was in severe pain.

I had very little feeling in my right leg, all the way down to my toes. Brian took me to his doctor and it took a month, but my leg was better. He also was able to get my blood pressure down to a normal level without medication.

Now, I’m a believer.

Posted by lisaviolet @ Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 1:05:18 PM

I’m a fan of chiropractic medicine.  I had a curve in my spine that has been fixed and had a lower back injury that needs attention once a year or so and the chiropractor always makes my boo boo better, but I have never heard of this method of treatment you described.  Very interesting!  Hey whatever works!

Posted by Lisa @ Monday, May 15, 2006 - 10:08:24 AM

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