Freedlund Family Chiropractic

Refer a Friend to Save a Life.

Posted: January 4, 2012
By: Dr Heather Freedlund

Can You Refer A Friend To Save A Life?
 

Every 30 seconds a pharmaceutical ad is seen by millions of people. In this ad a woman is running through a beautiful forest full of life and peace, and a caption underneath says, “If you're suffering from this symptom, take this drug and your life will better.”

Then the next caption comes on and says,

“Don't take this drug if you're pregnant or nursing. It may cause headaches, dizziness, bleeding ulcers, cervical cancer, and tumors.”

What if the next commercial was on Chiropractic care? In it, you would see your friends and neighbors getting adjustments, and as they walk out the door, the children are throwing theorinhalers, antibiotics and Ritalin in the garbage!

A 20-year-old woman is crying because she can hear her daughter's voice for the first time. In another corner, a little boy is leaving his wheeel chair at the office and taking his first step. In the front of the office you see a mother waiting anxiously to have her newborn child adjusted.

The commercial closes with:

“If you want to express more life, get adjusted.

Side Effects – NONE!”
 

Better health through better chemistry doesn't work – better health through better livingdoes! Living a Chiropractic lifestyle ensures you and your family a happier, healthier life.

Over a million lives are saved everyday because of Chiropractic.
 

Thanks for all of your referrals!


Wellness

Posted: December 30, 2011
By: Dr Heather Freedlund

Wellness

Wellness is your PULSE

And getting it above 100 once in a while.

It's looking after your HEART

and then someone else's.

Welness is BREAKFAST,

And not what SOME call Breakfast,

but something that is full of nutrients,

not preservatives.

It's seperating GLASS from plastic,

Volunteering,

Calling MOM.

Wellness isn't difficult,

It's easy as Vitamins B, C, E and D.

It's walking your DOG,

NO,

It's RUNNING your dog.

Wellness is READING!

It's remembering what you read.

Wellness is getting ADJUSTED,

Helping your body work perfectly.

Wellness is something ANYONE can have,

YOU'RE no exception.

 

 


Beat The Stress of the Holidays

Posted: December 12, 2011
By: Dr Heather Freedlund

The holidays can be a time of excitement joy and yes, stress.  With all the shopping, parties, family events, and usual obligations the holidays can be a time when we forget to take care of our physical and mental well being.  Not taking care of ourselves can lead to illness, sadness, and painful situations.

Take care of yourself both physically and mentally.  Make sure your body is working at its highest level, this is done with regular chiropractic care.  Make sure you are getting enough sleep, this is the time when your body is healing and repairing.  Eat the right foods.  The holidays can temp you to eat unhealthy foods.  Your body needs the right foods to build new, healthy cells (and a few cookies never hurt anyone.)  Continue with your regular exercise plan, it will boost your energy levels.

Physical health is important, but so is your mental well being.  Take time for yourself to just relax, read a book, or talk to a good friend on the phone.  You can take control of your holiday situation.  Attend all of the activities you are excited about, but learn to say no to the activities that increase your stress.  There is no sense in wasting your time and energy in a bad situation.

The bottom line is get adjusted, rest, eat right, relax and have fun.


Are You a Difference Maker?

Posted: January 24, 2011
By: Dr Heather Freedlund

Are You a Difference Maker?        

 

 

 

There was a story about a famous poet walking along the coast of Spain.  As he was enjoying his walk he noticed something out of the ordinary.  He noticed a young man doing a very odd looking dance.  As he neared the young man much to his surprise he saw that he was throwing star fish back into the ocean.  The star fish had washed up onto the beach during the shifting of the tides.  The wise poet said to the young star fish saver “there are so many star fish; you can’t possibly make a difference.”  The young man was puzzled for but a moment and looked back at the poet and stated “It makes a difference to this star fish.”  As you make a difference to every person that you tell the Chiropractic message.  There will be those that won’t listen and many more that will.  How many can we help in making our star fish community a better place to live?  Thank you for your love and help.

 

“You never know how far reaching something we may think, say, or do will affect the lives of millions tomorrow.”  BJ Palmer D.C.                                                        


Something to think about.

Posted: December 22, 2010
By: Dr Heather Freedlund

Today I want to speak about purpose.  Purpose -"(n.) The object toward which one strives or for which something exists. "

 

Have you taken time to figure out what you are striving for and why you are here?  Who or what are you living for? Something I am slowly figuring out is that the more you live your life for YOU, the less fulfilling it is.  So many of our patients that suffer from depression or high levels of stress have not taken the time to think about this...they are caught up unconsciously running through the motions. 

 

I also find many of our practice members never take time first thing in the morning to wake up and fill their mind and bodies with good, inspirational things (i.e. Gods word, meditation, stretching, exercise, etc.)  So many people just drag out of bed, hop in the shower while turning on the news.  STOP THAT!!  Start your day by thinking about your purpose and becoming inspired.  Please do not let your negative thoughts or the news people lead your thoughts with news of gloom and doom.  What do you fill your mind with when you first start your day? There is so much beauty in the world if you choose to look for it. 

 

Below is something I look at every morning, enjoy!

 

"I work for God...not for money...I take care of God's people...and God takes care of me!"

 

This always starts my day off in the right direction. 


Beat the STRESS of the Holidays.

Posted: December 20, 2010
By: Dr Heather Freedlund

Beat the Stressof the Holidays

 

The holidays can be a time of excitement joy and yes, stress.  With all the shopping, parties, family events, and usual obligations the holidays can be a time when we forget to take care of our physical and mental well being.  Not taking care of ourselves can lead to illness, sadness, and painful situations.

Take care of yourself both physically and mentally.  Make sure your body is working at its highest level, this is done with regular chiropractic care.  Make sure you are getting enough sleep, this is the time when your body is healing and repairing.  Eat the right foods.  The holidays can temp you to eat unhealthy foods.  Your body needs the right foods to build new, healthy cells (and a few cookies never hurt anyone.)  Continue with your regular exercise plan, it will boost your energy levels.

Physical health is important, but so is your mental well being.  Take time for yourself to just relax, read a book, or talk to a good friend on the phone.  You can take control of your holiday situation.  Attend all of the activities you are excited about, but learn to say no to the activities that increase your stress.  There is no sense in wasting your time and energy in a bad situation.

The bottom line is get adjusted, rest, eat right, relax and have fun.

           

 

  


Do You Have Titanium Immunity?

Posted: December 19, 2010
By: Dr Heather Freedlund

Do you have titanium immunity?  I do not.  However, I have seen drastic changes in my ability to stay healthy during this time of holiday meals, schedule changes, and sleep deficiency.  Make sure you take the time to care for yourself this week.  I know you are busy, but it is easier to stay well than to fight your way back to health.  See you this week for an adjustment!!

 

I think that our team at Freedlund Family Chiropractic is perhaps one of the best testaments to the power of a healthy immune system. After all, we are the place that ENCOURAGES you to come in at the first signs of a cold or the flu.  When my team follows the principles to maximize health, they do not get sick.  When they break from these laws, they get sick.

 

Now, if you are freaking out about germs, please get over it.  Research (and experience) has made it very clear that attempting to kill germs with antibacterial products and drugs is often futile, and in fact, very damaging to our ability as a species to fight disease.  We rely on these germs, viruses, and bugs to keep a healthy immune system. 

 

In fact, in my microbiology class in school, we were able to grow everything from tuberculosis, staph, and strep infections from cultures taken from classmates noses...and yet, none of us had those diseases.

 

This is a key fact.  We all had nasty germs right inside our noses, and yet, none of us were sick with the germ we cultured.  Why? Because your health has way more to do with the strength of your immune system than it does what bugs you breathe in.  Another way of saying this is; the internal environment you create for your body is what guides your health, not the bugs you come in contact with from co-workers and doorknobs.

 

First, get adjusted regularly (that means weekly.)  Your immune system is under the direct control of your central nervous system.  Chiropractic ensures optimal communication between all of the cells in your body-including the immune ones.  PLUS, when you receive an adjustment you also receive the added benefit of an increase in your white blood cell count (which are the cells that make your immune system.)  More white blood cells means your body has more fire power to aim at the bug that made you sick.

 

 

Please know, there are very specific action steps you can take to SIGNIFICANTLY reduce if you get sick this winter, and it has nothing to do with antibiotics, antibacterials, or flu shots (in fact these things all appear to make us more sick.)

 

Take the time this holiday season to keep you and your family well.  We are so glad you are a part of our family.

 

God Bless,  Dr. Heather

  


One Life Changed! Our Trip to Montana

Posted: December 12, 2010
By: Dr Heather Freedlund

One Life Changed!

          Sitting here in my living room makes me so grateful for the opportunities God has given me.  I sit here where there is heat, the water always works and there is peace and hope.  Looking at my kids and thinking they will never go hungry, have to walk to school in the dead of winter without a coat, or live where no one care about their future. 

          Jon and I just returned from the Fort Peck Indian reservation in Montana, where we helped pass out Christmas gifts that were collected in New Renaissance chiropractic offices all over the country.  Thousands of gifts were collected with the hopes of bringing a bright moment some kids who see very few bright moments.  This was our 11th trip to the reservation.  I always leave with much anticipation and a lot of prayer.  This year was no exception.

          We traveled all day Thursday to get to the reservation.  Travel is always one of the highlights of the trip.  This year we were able to travel with my Aunt Jennifer and her husband Don.  This was their first trip. 

          We arrived at the reservation in record time!  We all went to bed early in anticipation of an exciting day.  Friday we woke up to slight snow flurries, no big deal it’s Montana you have to expect a little snow.  We all headed to South Side elementary school in Wolf Point.  This is my favorite school to pass out gifts.  The staff there is amazing you can really feel the love they have for the kids.  Each class arrived to the gym and the gifts were passed out.  Imagine 100 first graders in a gym opening presents it is loud and exciting. 

There is always a moment where I stop and look for those kids who are not joyfully opening their presents.  These are the kids we are there to help.  With all the chaos, I love to sit quietly with a child and help them remove a toy from the package.  If you have kids you know what a feat it can be to get a toy out of the package.  It is in those quiet moments that I am reminded that it is not about the presents it is about the relationships we make. 

          There was a young man refusing to open his gift.   He was acting tough and like the gift was not important.  Seeing this from the outside it would be easy to think he was just being ungrateful.  As we watched, one of the teachers told us that both of his siblings had committed suicide this year.  My uncle Don talked to him quietly for a few minutes and he open his gift.  It was a football, the next thing we knew he was out playing with the other kids, one life changed.

          As I sit here still watching it snow, I am thankful that God picked me to help the kids in Montana have a better Christmas.  There are lots of people in our lives that just need a moment of our time so they know we care.       

God Bless,

Dr. Heather 


Who\'s Healthier?

Posted: December 6, 2010
By: Dr Heather Freedlund

Who’s Healthier?

Chiropractic Families or Medical Families

Without even reading this every person answers this correctly.  It’s a no brainer, yet how many of you reading this are coming in to eliminate symptoms or are waiting to bring your family in until they’re already sick?  Chiropractic is much more life changing than that.

Please read this incredible research study!

A study was done comparing hundreds of children raised in Chiropractic families versus hundreds of children raised in medical doctor’s families.  All the children were studied over a 9-year period.

The conclusion is exactly what we expected; the Chiropractic children had a much lower incidence of disease, almost no use of antibiotics, less colds, less ear infections, and if the Chiropractic children did get measles, rubella, chicken pox, or mumps it was reported that the diseases were quite mild compared to the medically raised children. *

If the medical model worked, wouldn’t you think their children would be the healthiest children in the world?  They have access to any drug or technology they need!

Why are Chiropractic families healthier?  Because we know that pills, shots, and potions lower the immune system, cover the symptoms, and do more harm than good.

A Chiropractic adjustment takes pressure off the nerves allowing the brain to communicate with the body, raising the immune system, so the body can heal anything.

There is nothing in the world more powerful than a life releasing Chiropractic adjustment!

We move the bone and the power of God does the healing.

 

*Comparative study of the health status of children raised under the health care models of chiropractic and allopathic medicine.  Van Breda, WM and Van Breda JM Journal of Chiropractic Research Summer 1989.


Dead or Alive

Posted: December 5, 2010
By: Dr Heather Freedlund

It is a scientific fact that the same number of particles make up your body whether you are alive or dead.  This leads to a big question: what is life?  Wikipedia says "There is no universal definition of life. To define life in unequivocal terms is still a challenge for scientists."  Hmmm, not a lot of help!  The bible tells us in the book of Genesis that God breathed into Adam's nostrils the "breath of life."  That explains our source, but still not a lot of detail about what exactly life is.

 

One characteristic of life Chiropractors have long recognized is that our bodies have an innate intelligence.  The more of this intelligence, the better our body heals, adapts, and repairs.  The better we heal, adapt, and repair, the healthier we are.  This intelligence all flows over the nerves of your body.  When people are ill with a disease their body has lost the ability to repair and replace the sick cells.

 

Health comes from your body.  Not a drug, pill, potion, or lotion.  Health comes from inside of you, all of your parts working properly.  Remember that the next time you have a health challenge...or better yet, be proactive and keep that innate intelligence flowing over your nerves throughout your body before a health challenge comes your way!  This is why we see Chiropractic adjustments produce miraculous healing.

Have an amazing day!

God Bless,

Dr. Heather & Dr. Kory