Koren Wellness Articles

Spinal Stress: What It Can Tell You

January 14, 2020 | 6 Comments

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

December 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

December 17, 2019 | 1 Comment

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

December 3, 2019 | 1 Comment

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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Does pancreatic cancer jeopardize one's life?

Is Alex Trebek in Jeopardy?

Alex Trebek, 78, is the popular host of Jeopardy. With over 10 million viewers Jeopardy is one of the most successful game shows of all time. But most important right now, Mr. Trebek isn’t hosting a game; his life is in danger. On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Mr. Trebek revealed that he’s been diagnosed with…

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Raised Hands

Cancer is Natural, So is the Cure

Cancer: From rare to epidemic When I speak before groups I like to ask the question, “By a show of hands, how many people here have had their lives touched by cancer?” Nearly everyone raises their hand. My hand is raised as well. And yet, were I to have asked that question a hundred years…

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Vaccination, a Pediatrician and My Car

I Really Was Minding My Own Business … Vaccination Ignorance The car dealership was a busy place with two waiting rooms in the service area: one for those who want quiet, one for those who want to talk and watch TV. (Who would have thought that a discussion about childhood vaccination would occur?) I was…

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Discovering Chiropractic

Hello, Pain Control Center – Discovering Chiropractic “Hello, pain control center.” “Yes, I’m calling for my father.” “Would he like to make an appointment?” “Yes, my father had an accident and feels that you might be able to help him.” “What kind of accident?” “He says that he was bent down in a stooped position…

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Vaccinations and the three stooges

Vaccination and the Three Stooges

N’yuk, N’yuk, Woo, Woo, Yikes! I remember the first time we saw them. It was an afternoon at the local movie house, The Rugby Theatre, near our home in Brooklyn. The cost was a whopping 15 cents for a ticket if you were under twelve. That must have been a cheap price for our parents…

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Chiropractic Schools Requiring Vaccination – Update

My last post, Chiropractic Schools Requiring Vaccination, generated a lot of interest and has been shared and commented on so much it has broken my blog records. It continues to be shared. If you haven’t seen the comments check them out, they are fascinating. Interestingly, no chiropractic educators made any public comments but one privately…

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vaccinations required at Chiropractic Colleges

Chiropractic Schools Requiring Vaccinations

Death knell for the chiropractic profession? Great civilizations are not destroyed from without, they crumble from within. The values that made them great are forgotten and they are easy prey for armies that had feared them in the past. Healthcare professions are no different. Many healing arts that have helped untold millions have been lost…

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Chiropractic & Mental Health

Chiropractic & Mental Health: The Story of Jeff I had just opened my first office on a shoe string and was having my starvation period. I lectured to everyone, gave out cards on the street, advertised as much as I could afford and ever so slowly my practice began to grow. At this point, mental…

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Fighting Asthma? Breathe Deep with KST

My Brother’s Asthma Attacks I remember it well. The heavy wheezing, laboring for every breath, concerned voices, phone calls in the middle of the night, rushing to the hospital. My youngest brother, David, was having an asthma attack. My parents returned home with him after he got emergency medications. Few people had asthma then, but…

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veggies for holistic diet

Why a Holistic Diet is the Best Approach: Part 2

The Perfect Diet for Humanity: Part 2 The “Charles Darwin” of Nutrition In our previous post about nutrition we were introduced to Weston A. Price who, with his wife Florence, traveled extensively in the 1930s to examine the health of native populations in isolated parts of the world that still were largely untouched by modern…

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