April 2019 Newsletter

In this month’s newsletter:

  • Video: Chiropractic Addresses What is ‘Right’ Within Us
  • Office Closed April 11th & 12th for Nutrition Seminar
  • Disturbing Images of Screen Time
  • Chiropractic Care for Mom and Baby
  • ‘Science is Settled’
  • Recipe: Lemon Chicken and Asparagus

Video: It’s Not What’s Wrong With You, It’s What’s Right Within You. 

In this short video (1:44), I discuss how the essence of chiropractic is improving the function of your nerve system and body. What’s ‘right’ within all of us is our innate capacity for  health and healing. Chiropractic enhances our body’s ability to maintain its operations efficiently!

Office Closed Thursday 4/11 and Friday 4/12

The chiropractic office will be closed Thursday, April 11th and Friday, April 12th while Dr. Pete attends a nutrition seminar for continuing education. 

Images of Screen Time

This photo by photographer Al Lapkovsky and the other photos in his powerful series illustrate the potential disconnection caused by the prevalence of smart phones and technology in our lives.  There are countless studies and articles about the way children are affected by screen time use, and this article from The Atlantic looks at the problems of distracted parenting. The author looks beyond increased safety issues with parental screen time and focuses on the effect screen time has on teaching children to communicate. 

I know I have had my moments with my kids and my wife, where I wonder what was so important on my phone that it took me away from the present moment. It’s usually something embarrassingly unimportant. I’m working to make the best use of technology for my health and my family. 

Chiropractic Care for Mom and Baby

Did you know chiropractic care offers many benefits for expecting moms and babies? My wife recently finished this awesome document describing some of the details.

Click here to download a .pdf of the document.

‘The Science is Settled’


I like to review some of these old advertisements for drugs and tobacco products as a reminder of how we learn and change our positions on health topics over time.

Doctors used to endorse cigarettes. Heroin was considered a ‘non-addicting cure’.

More recently, how often do we hear about drugs being recalled after years on the market for safety concerns and side effects? Remember the popular pain-reliever Vioxx? How about the blood pressure drugs recalled due to contaminants in the past year? Testing was performed on these drugs. Yet, we learn more every day, even after initial scientific studies are performed.

The topic of vaccination is a hotly debated issue. Reasonable people with opposing viewpoints both use ‘science’ to support their positions. Did you know there is a unique vaccine court in the USA that has awarded over $4 billion for vaccine injuries and deaths?

I make this point to emphasize my respect for not only what we think we know, but also my respect for what we may not yet know or totally understand. Whether medical procedures, drugs, vaccines or other interventions, I try to weigh the consequences of what we do know, with what we might not know or understand, to make the best decisions for health. 

Recipe of the Month: Lemon Chicken and Asparagus

Spring has arrived asparagus is at its peak season. This Lemon Chicken and Asparagus Sheet Pan Dinner from Get Inspired Everyday highlights the delicious vegetable.  It is easy to make and only requires one pan for cooking. It’s the perfect meal for a busy weeknight.