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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Livinit Global - Active

McFarland Chiropractic
Better Health... Naturally
Dr. Mark McFarland

Chiropractic Physician

447 N. Bluff Street
St. George, UT 84770

(435) 656-1300

Case study LIVINIT ACTIVE:  Symptom - Chronic Fatigue.   

43-year-old male single parent raising his son. Patient works heavy manual labor demolition of mobile homes. He has a second job as a caregiver for an assisted living center. Recreational activities included instructing and competing as a martial artist.

“Working hard all day and then in the evening's teaching and training as a fifth degree martial artist has been a challenge, in order to keep up I consume 3 to 4 energy drinks a day.
I have tried to back down to two but had to go back up to sustain my energy levels.  Since taking LIVINIT ACTIVE I was able to completely get off those energy drinks within three days.  I have more sustained energy throughout the day and now I don't get tired at 7 to 8 PM anymore either.

Richard D., Medford Oregon

Livinit Active INGREDIENTS: 

Panax Ginseng:            Is a plant that may help with improving thinking, concentration, memory and work efficiency, physical stamina and athletic endurance. It is also may help cope with stress as well as a general tonic for improving well-being.  Other uses may include : help with blood sugar control, healthy blood cell balance, supporting a healthy inflammatory response in the 
stomach lining, fever, hangover, supporting healthy sleep patterns, nerve and joint discomfort, general balance and well being, decreasing stress and with supporting respiratory tract disorders.

Green Tea extract: (Camellia sinensis):  Significant increase in energy expenditure (a measure of metabolism), plus also had a significant effect on fat oxidation.  Green Tea helps with, mood and immune support, supporting healthy hormonal changes in mature women, Inflammation, Oral and Respiratory Health, Energy, Endurance, and weight management. All-natural caffeine is non-addictive and has many health benefits, such as being an effective antioxidant.
Livinit Active is an all-natural ENERGY PRODUCT. It not only may help ou perform at your best, it also acts as an anti-inflammatory, helps ou recover faste, focus better and puts you in a great mood!

Suggested use: Take 1 capsule in the morning and 1 capsule in the early afternoon. You may only need one in the morning.

The LivinitGlobal product line is manufactured to the highest standards with the finest quality ingredients.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thomas Edison and the Titanic


Dr. Mark H. McFarland

Chiropractic Physician

447 North Bluff Street
St. George, UT 84770

(435) 656-1300

Did you know that Thomas Edison had 1093 pending patents?  

Thomas Edison's Inventions have made profound impacts on society. So many of Thomas Edison's inventions are held in such high regard that he is considered the greatest inventor of all time. 

The more well known inventions of Thomas Edison:

The Light Bulb
Motion Pictures
Electrographic Vote Recorder
Magnetic Iron Ore Separator 

Thomas Edison was definitely before his time in many areas of science.  With this type of knowledge on such a young man - it should not be taken lightly the phrase... 

"The Doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."

(Thomas Edison)

Chiropractors make sure that their patients are well-adjusted, keeping the nerve channels open allowing your own body to have the ability to heal itself. Chiropractors work to restore and increase the immune system in the body.  

What about the Titanic sinking and your symptoms?

            The first words out of your mouth were probably, “What does the sinking of the Titanic have to do with my health?"  The connection is the “nature” of an iceberg in comparison to your symptoms.
            Since the sinking of the Titanic, icebergs have always been associated with sinking a ship.  These amazing structures jut out of the sea and are something to behold.  The part below the surface is even more breathtaking. Its size above the surface is small in comparison to the portion that is unseen beneath the surface.
            Symptoms are like icebergs. The top is only a small indication of the real problem below. Pain is only the tip of the iceberg.  Pain is just a warning sign. Most patients don’t understand that we focus on the “cause” of your pain.  An imbalance in your body can cause pain, but masking your pain with medication will not return your body to a state of balance.  Do the following experiment to better understand this point.  It’ll only take a few minutes and you can do something else during this experiment.
1.      First of all, find a rubber band and twist it around our index finger…tight.  
2.    Then do something for about 10 minutes, and leave the rubber band on your index finger  without pulling or tugging on it.
What happens to your finger after 10 minutes? What does it feel like after having the rubber band wrapped around it the entire time? Did it turn red and start hurting? Could you tell that your finger had something wrong with it? Is this pain a symptom or not? So what do you want to do about this new found pain caused by direct pressure from the rubber band? You have several options to deal with the pain you are now experiencing.
1.      Ignore it and hope that it gets better since it’s a pain symptom.
2.      Wiggle the finger to temporarily relieve your pain.
3.      Take Tylenol or Advil, or some other brand of painkiller to cover it up.
4.      Cut off your finger. Remove the pain with surgery.
            Unfortunately, all these options have pros and cons, but none of the reasons above actually deal with the CAUSE of your pain.  The best thing to do in this case is to remove the CAUSE of the pain, the RUBBER BAND!  The rubber band symbolizes interference to your nervous system. Once the interference (rubber band) is removed, the body starts to heal itself and returns to a normal balance.
            The crew of the Titanic could see the tip of the iceberg, but it was the part they could not see which actually caused the Titanic to SINK! How often are you checked for subluxations? Be sure to get regular chiropractic adjustments. Your health depends on it. Don’t just go by your pain or symptoms. You could have an underlying problem that only chiropractic can help.

So get in tune with your body and take a little advice from Mr. Thomas Edison;  get your spine checked for nerve interference today and start getting back on the road to health!

(435) 656-1300

 "Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases."

Hippocrates (the father of medicine)