The “C” word

I’m walking around town with my beautiful fiance in my “Cancer Killer” t-shirt and I get all kinds of crazy looks. I’ve seen people whisper, stare, and walk in the other direction. At first I thought they were all amazed by her beauty…but then I realized, it was the shirt!

The “C” word gets people emotional. Everyone now-a-days knows somebody affected by cancer. And when we hear that word a certain level of fear creeps into our souls. I think that’s because of the association people make with cancer like: sickness, death, chemotherapy, and radiation. That’s because we have all been programmed to think that way. We’ve been BRAINWASHED into thinking the only road that follows cancer is sickness, death, chemotherapy, and radiation. Those are the treatment options 95% of the time. But did you know that 75% of the oncologists polled said that if they or a family member were diagnosed with cancer that they WOULD NOT do chemotherapy?

Yeah…that’s scary!

A recent article published in Cancer Epidemiology,  Bio-markers and Prevention showed that long term use of statin drugs more than double your risk for breast cancer.

Enough is enough! Conventional Medicine is falling short and the only reason there is no widespread CURE in medicine is because there is no MONEY in finding a cure. There’s too much money in chemotherapy and radiation for there to be a new cure.

The truth is, THERE IS A CURE! It’s called: Getting to the cause. Find the cause of the cancer (or insert other sickness/disease here) and you’ll find the cure. Remove the cause (usually a sick body/person/organ(s)) and you have your cure. It’s just that simple.

To learn how to get to the cause, go here: http://www.beacancerkiller.com/

God Bless,

Dr. Matt McNabb

Sources:

http://www.whale.to/cancer/chemo112.html

http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/early/2013/07/04/1055-9965.EPI-13-0414.abstract

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Gone Are the Days…

Gone are the days when men take their hats off in a public building. Gone are the days when you have to go to the public library and rent out a book just to learn about history. Gone are the days where a single Chiropractic adjustment can clear out interference in a persons body and that person can be well… Wait…WHAT? Where did that come from? Let me elaborate. This is a health blog. And before you click away, take your finger off the mouse and read on!

So much new information, new habits, new technology, new everything; Has led to a society of Subluxated, fragmented, disease-ridden, sad people. For those that don’t know, the word Subluxation refers to “interference” in the nervous system that disrupts the ability of the your brain to effectively communicate with the rest of the body, or that part of the body that is subluxated.

Yesterdays Chiropractors (I mean early 1900’s) simply adjusted the spine. Many of them in fact only adjusted one bone! Yet person after person was getting well, being “cured” of sickness and ailments, news was spreading like wild-fire, and Chiropractic was growing faster than medicine! But the birth of technology and new innovative ways of growing and manufacturing consumer goods (food, water, etc…) has led to a society of fast-paced lifestyle. The “grab-and-go” mentality has taken over our culture. We live in an age where having everything you could possibly ever need on your PHONE isn’t even enough. If there’s something faster, we want it. We want our information now and we’re not going to wait for it. This on-the-go lifestyle has lead us to neglect some of the basic principles of health. We don’t have time to cook, we don’t have time to exercise, we don’t have time to meditate or sleep more or pray…

Unfortunately, this lifestyle has lead us to more sickness, more suffering, more disease, more surgeries, more hospitalizations, more bankruptcies, and more deaths.

Take a step back and think about how much time you actively put into promoting health. How many hours per week do you spend exercising? How often do you cook at home? How many hours do you sleep each night? How many hours do you spend growing your relationship with God? When was the last time you detoxed, fasted, or cleansed?

The best part of all this…YOU DON’T HAVE TO SPEND MULTIPLE HOURS PER WEEK ON YOUR HEALTH!

You can exercise in MINUTES per week and get better results than those that spend hours on the treadmill. You can grow your relationships in MINUTES per week. You can cook healthy meals in MINUTES per week. The can detox or cleanse in MINUTES per week. The trick is learning how. How can we MAXIMIZE our time and efforts and get on the right path to health? Because the truth is: either you’re moving towards health or sprinting towards disease.

Maximized Living has figured it out! Following the 5 Essentials of Health are quite simple once you learn and master them. I’ll admit it may not be easy to master them but now that I have I’m healthier, fitter, happier, stronger, more energized, and better than ever!

Those who don’t find time for their health must soon find time for disease.

Everyone know eating well and exercising are important essentials to your health. But if you’re only doing those 2, even if you’re 100% with those 2 essentials, you’re still missing 3 vital essential components to your health.

Get on the right path. Find a Maximized Living Doctor near you and take control of your life and your health!

God Bless!

Dr. McNabb

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The Definition of Health

We talk a lot about health. But what is health? What does it mean? Are we healthy if we feel good? If we feel good we assume we are healthy. But this is a superficial lie. Two of the top three leading causes of death in the U.S., heart disease and cancer, are coined “silent killers” because generally you don’t feel the disease building up in your until later in the process. This explains how many people, including the late James Gandolfini, “feel” fine in the morning but can die of a fatal heart attack in the evening. You don’t feel these diseases building up and you may even pass a physical and get the “clean bill of health.”

But if we’re testing the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, etc… and looking for health from parts of body and not the thing that creates health, we’re missing the boat. So where does health come from? Well lets first define health:

According to Dorland’s Medical Dictionary: Health is 100% function of all cells, tissues, and organs in the body regardless of symptoms.

100% FUNCTION…

If health is about function, then we need to address function. So what controls all function in the human body? What’s the most important organ in the human body? The brain! In order for the heart to beat, lungs to breath, food to digest, a cut to heal, etc… Your brain must convey messages down through your spinal cord, across the nerves to every single cell, tissue, and organ in your entire body. And since the spinal column houses and protects the spinal cord and nerves, it might also be a good idea to check that. I believe there’s a direct correlation to a subluxation (a spinal misalignment that causes nerve dysfunction) and disease to the organ of which that nerve supplies. But don’t take my word for it. The best part of this whole thing is that it’s not my belief or opinion.

In 1923 Henry Windsor M.D., wanted to see if there was a correlation between a misaligned spine and disease. He did an autopsy on hundreds of bodies. He found out that when a person died of stomach disease they also had a misalignment in the area of the spine that controlled the stomach. When he did an autopsy on all the people who died of heart disease, again he found a misalignment in the area of the spine that controlled the heart. Again and again every one of the deaths were linked back to a misalignment in the same area of the spine and nerves that controlled that organ. Pretty cool huh?

So all we have to do to ensure proper communication from the brain down to the body and organs. How do we do that? We get our butts to a doctor trained to find, locate, identify, and CORRECT these subluxations. If you think for a minute about any symptoms you’ve had in the past couple years, check out this pic to see what area of the spine controls the organs associated with your symptoms.

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Finally: find yourself a Maximized Living Doc close to you by clicking this link

Don’t wait any longer to take control of your health. And no more judging your health on you feel!

Comments, questions, concerns are always welcome

~God bless~

Dr. McNabb

Take this twice a day for…how long?

In America, when we have a symptom arise, we generally go to the doctor. Lets say you’re having chest pain. You go to your doctor, he does some testing and says “you have high blood pressure.” Don’t worry though because there’s a pill for that. He writes on his prescription pad and gives you a copy and says “fill this, take twice a day and that should get your blood pressure down.” Great! A cure! Or is it? I think we missed the part where he said how long we’ll have to be taking this high blood pressure medication for. He didn’t say. So what do we do? Take it for a couple weeks then stop? Oh no no no…you’ll be on that medication for much longer than that. In fact, the majority of patients placed on high blood pressure medications never come off!

Studying these medications can be quite hairy. I’d rather not go into great detail about all the flaws of clinical trials. I would however like to point out that the duration most medications are studied is very short term. Lisinopril (HBP medication) for example, was studies only 12 weeks before it was cleared by the FDA. 12 weeks? That’s only 3 months! Who do you know that has ever gone on a medication and stopped just 3 months after taking it? I know people on Lisinopril for the past 13 years. This drug wasn’t studied for 13 years, yet the time frame we’re told to take it doesn’t exist. This, unfortunately holds true for many pharmaceuticals. Remember Vioxx? If not, read up on it:
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Don’t get me wrong; There is a time and place for medicine. If your blood pressure spikes to 196/140…that’s an emergency situation and needs to be lowered. But over the next few months, lets find out WHY your blood pressure spiked. Lets find the CAUSE! Maybe you’re overweight. Maybe you eat fast food 5 or more times per week. Maybe you haven’t lifted anything besides a spoon in a while. Whatever the reason(s) lets find the cause and eliminate it.

Where to start: I’m sure we all know by now that there isn’t a lack of information out there. I’m not the first person to create a blog about health. There are more diet and exercise books available to fill the New York Public Library. So people often ask, “Where do I start?”

Well, for starters, put down the potato chips and grab some spinach. You must train your brain to think like a healthy person first. Begin surrounding yourself with healthy options. When you eat a salad think about how much better it is for you than fast food burgers. Just start exercising! If you’re one of the thousands of people who sign up for a gym and haven’t been there since January, get to the gym! Just start moving…

Once you start to re-program yourself to think like a healthy person, you’ll make healthier options. Maximized Living encompasses the 5 Essentials to health. I strive to be a perfect 10 in all 5 essentials:

1. Maximized Mind: Time management, stress management, adequate sleep, spiritual relation with God, positive thinking.
2. Maximized Nerve Supply: Correcting the spine and removing any interference in the nervous system to allow your body to function at its peak level
3. Maximized Nutrition: Giving the body the proper nutrients at the proper time allows for optimal cell growth and repair
4. Maximized Oxygen and Lean Muscle: Exercise allows your body to take in higher levels of oxygen and creates lean muscle that keeps both your body and mind healthy.
5. Minimized Toxicity: Toxins and chemicals surround us in our everyday lives and are included in items such as medications, refined foods, household cleaners and the items we cook with

If you work and focus on these 5 areas of your life you will begin a journey towards health and freedom and stray away from the path of sickness and imprisonment.

Still confused? Start Here: http://www.maximizedliving.com/HealthEssentials.aspx

If you need help, don’t just Google exercise or diets. Learn the correct information and proper way of doing things so you can MAXIMIZE your results! Click above to find a health center near you.

In health,

Dr. McNabb

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
~ Philippians 4:13

Using rubber mallets

“There is a wonderful story of a group of American car executives who went to Japan to see a Japanese assembly line. At the end of the line, the doors were put on the hinges, the same as in America. But something was missing. In the United States, a line worker would take a rubber mallet and tap the edges of the door to ensure that it fit perfectly. In Japan, that job didn’t seem to exist. Confused, the American auto executives asked at what point they made sure the door fit perfectly. Their Japanese guide looked at them and smiled sheepishly. “We make sure it fits when we design it.” In the Japanese auto plant, they didn’t examine the problem and accumulate data to figure out the best solution—they engineered the outcome they wanted from the BEGINNING. If they didn’t achieve their desired outcome, they understood it was because of a DECISION they made at the start of the process.

Every instruction we give, every course of action we set, every result we desire, starts with the same thing: a DECISION. There are those who decide to manipulate the door to fit to achieve the desired result and there are those who start from somewhere very different.”

We make a lot of decisions on a day-to-day basis. The decisions we make today will have consequences later down the road. Most of us choose to live carelessly by eating what’s readily available, not exercising and ignoring the warning signs. When it comes to our health, this is a poor choice. Everyone WANTS to be healthy but either you’re making choices that take you TOWARD health or your choices are taking you AWAY from health.

The choices I make may seem foreign and dramatic to some people. But because of those choices I continue to move toward health now so that I do not end up trying to scramble and fix a problem with medication or surgery later. And like the American auto executives in the story, you may look at me confused and ask, “well what do you do when you get a headache?” I would look at you and smile sheepishly, “I don’t get headaches.”

Now I won’t sit here and tell you I’m 100% perfect in every decision I make (only One in our lifetime was perfect). But I know what I put in my body will eventually become a part of me. I’m a high performance machine. And just like you would never put a Twinkie in a Ferrari, I wouldn’t put a Twinkie in my mouth. You are what you…eat, digest, absorb, and assimilate.

I don’t enjoy every minute of exercise, working out until it hurts, putting kale in my smoothie, waiting an hour for my chicken to cook, cutting up 7 different veggies, or spending an hour in the grocery store reading the labels. But it’s what I do to keep myself healthy. I do those things now so I don’t need a rubber mallet later.

If 5/6 Americans are dying from heart and cancer I’m doing whatever it takes to be that 1/6. And don’t be an idiot and say “it’s not going to be me.” Because the truth is, if you’re living the same way most Americans live; eating the same foods, not exercising daily, making poor decisions, etc… then you are headed in the wrong direction and it will be you.

God designed us all to live to 120 years old. He didn’t design our hearts to fail at 51, kidneys to shut down at 36, arteries to clog at 48, etc…

Our lifestyle has to be congruent with health. We must PLAN to have good health. Otherwise, we’re planning on failing and losing our health. Don’t wait until there’s a problem. Start living healthy now. And please don’t say something like, “well we only live once and I wanna have fun.” It’s that childish and selfish attitude that gets most of us in a crisis situation with our health and end up needing major surgery or loving in a nursing home. If that is your attitude, I’d also like you to call up the people you love most and inform them, “I don’t plan on taking care of myself now, but I fully expect you to take care of me later in my life.”

You can find more information online or at your closest Maximized Living Doctor. But honestly, the last thing we all need is more information. Either you just wasted 5 minutes of your life, or you’ll take action and do something to bring yourself closer to health. The choice is yours!

Action steps:
1. Quit using rubber mallets
2. Put high octane fuel in your Ferrari, not twinkies
3. Get to a Maximized Living Doc: find a doc here

In health,
Dr. McNabb

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
~ Philippians 4:13

*Excerpt from “Start With Why” by Simon Sinek

Your body was designed to heal itself!

Let’s say you get a paper cut on your leg today. Take a look at that cut 2 weeks later; chances are it will be fully healed. That same cut on a dead person will look the same in two weeks as it does today. I know that’s a little gruesome but also pretty awesome…Your body was designed to heal itself!

What controls all function and healing in your body? What tells your body to heal that cut? Your brain! Your brain is the best doctor in the world, the best computer, and the best coordinator. We heal from above-down-inside-out. Our brains tell the rest of our body what to do through our nervous system. Your brain (ABOVE) sends signals DOWN your spinal cord and out the nerves to every single cell, tissue, and organ in your entire body (INSIDE-OUT).
In fact, this is how you were made! From the neural streak forms the brain, then the spinal cord, then, like fruit on a tree come our organs and limbs.

What am I saying? I’m saying our bodies want to be healthy. I’m saying we were designed to heal without outside factors like drugs, lotions or potions. But we must first address the system that controls all function and healing in the body…the central nervous system! You can give the dead body the best foods, medications, and surgeons in the world and that paper cut still won’t heal; because its missing that power inside coming from the brain.

Your central nervous system is the only system in your body completely encased in bone. Your skull protects your Brain and your vertebral column protects your spinal cord and nerve roots. If you crush your skull, instead of protecting your brain, your skull is now negatively affecting it. Similarly, if your spine is misaligned putting pressure on the spinal cord or nerves, it too can have negative affects. Some warning signs of nervous system damage include, but are not limited to:
Headaches
Neck pain
Back pain
High blood pressure
Fatigue
Allergies
Asthma
Sciatica
Etc…

If you have any of the above, get checked.

Remember: information without action is dead
Either you just wasted 5 minutes of your life, or you’ll take action and do something to bring you 1% closer to health. The choice is yours!

Action steps:
1. Avoid paper cuts
2. Get your nervous system checked find a doc here

In health,
Dr. McNabb⚡⚡⚡