Koren Wellness Articles

Coronavirus: We Should Have Learned by Now

April 2, 2020 | 14 Comments

And late-breaking coronavirus news (as of March 31st) Both NY and CA report that the number of new cases of coronavirus is dropping. But even more is dropping—a March 30th paper published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases estimates a 0.66% death rate [WHO said it would be 3.4% and that set off the panic]. (1)…

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Corona Fiasco: Can We All Go Out and Play Now?

March 30, 2020 | 26 Comments

The big corona fiasco “Computer modeling” is a fancy way of saying we put data in the computer and it gave us answers based on certain assumptions. Computers have made lots of predictions: the earth will freeze into a new ice age; the earth will heat up and our cities will be under water; AIDS…

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Corona Virus: Going, Going, Gone!

March 24, 2020 | 43 Comments

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed—and hence clamorous to be led to safety—by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. H.L. Mencken  Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts. Richard P. Feynman, Physicist & Educator Corona virus hysteria is very powerful!…

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Corona Alert: The Martians are Coming!

March 16, 2020 | 10 Comments

Corona alert! The Martians are coming! Our current corona hysteria reminds me of an event that occurred in the not-so-distant past. The novel The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells (first serialized in 1897) described a Martian invasion of the earth. The police, the army and the air force were powerless before their powerful…

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Subluxations, the POS and Chinese Medicine

Playing with posture to find subluxations What’s in a posture? A world of difference. A massive amount of structural stress (subluxations) may occur when posture changes. As a person changes his posture, subluxations come and go. Put simply, subluxations are “state-specific.” To make things even more interesting, the posture or “state” may be physical, emotional or…

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Allergy Relief Using the POS with KST

Allergy relief can be easily and quickly obtained using a recently-discovered physiological phenomenon. Allergy relief question Who gets subluxated lying face down (or face up) on a table? Allergy relief answer Pretty much no one! Real-life scenarios In real life, most people get subluxated when they are active: playing sports, involved in accidents, running, jumping,…

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KST: Discovering What Most Doctors Miss

KST: a snapshot or a movie? What’s the difference between a snapshot and a movie? A snapshot records a moment frozen in time while a movie records a continuous flow of time. Here is a little personal story that shows how this relates to healthcare and KST. We were traveling from Philadelphia to Williamsburg, Virginia…

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The Coronavirus is Coming!

Coronavirus: Oh no! Head for the hills!  Is it coronavirus or deja vu? I’ll never forget the scene. A few years ago, I was in a hotel teaching a KST seminar and during a break I went into the lobby. I was attracted to the large screen TV with the latest breaking story. On the…

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Posture-Personality Correlations

Posture-personality correlations: emotional profiling As discussed in my previous post on spinal stress, posture reveals emotional stress as well as physical stress. Posture-personality correlations exist. My mentor, Dr. Lowell Ward, discovered that it was possible to accurately “read” a personality by analyzing a person’s posture. For example, a person with their head in front of…

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Spinal Stress: What It Can Tell You

Spinal stress: an accidental discovery The spinal stress story started in an unlikely place, in Middletown, Pennsylvania. After graduation, I worked for Monroe Schneier, DC in Middletown for a total of one week. I liked Dr. Schneier but didn’t like Middletown. Shortly after I left it was the site of a partial nuclear reactor meltdown…

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2019 Top Ten

2019 Top Ten: Highlights of the Koren Wellness blog So many posts this year touched upon so many powerful and unique topics that it was difficult to pick only ten as the 2019 Top Ten. But I tried. Let me know what you think of my selection. Click on the post title to read the…

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Weight Loss: Waiting for Poundage to Go

Longing for weight loss: are you fat? Oh my! That’s not a very politically polite thing to say, is it? Let’s rephrase that, are you pleasingly plump? A bit pudgy? Do more parts jiggle than you’d like? As Rodney Dangerfield once said, “Do you leave potholes when you jog? When you’re given a menu at…

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Gratitude: Count Your Blessings & Focus on the Positive

Gratitude and blessings Reflect on your present blessings, on which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. —Charles Dickens (M. Dickens, 1897, p. 45) How much of you is mind? How much of you is body? Yogi Berra once famously said, “Baseball is 90% mental and the other half…

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Back Pain: Learning the Lessons it Offers

For back pain: a natural alternative to the orthopedic surgeon, steroids and opioids A well-known chiropractor was suffering from back pain and disc pain, sacroiliac pain and searing pain going down his leg (sciatica). Some days he couldn’t walk more than ten feet before the intense pain forced him to stop and sit—even on busy…

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