CEDAR CREST CHIROPRACTIC
The Benefits That I Continue to Reap For Myself, My Family and All of My Patients 1028 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. Allentown, PA 18103 • 610-776-2005 • www.CedarCrestChiropractic.com November 2018 Dr. Paul Braadt
G rowing up in a chiropractic family gave me advantages unavailable to most people. For example, when one of the six of us got sick with a cold or some other problem, the “remedy” was to get adjusted, modify our diet with plenty of homemade chicken soup and get bed rest. Adjusting the spine stimulates immunity by releasing endorphins, or “feel good” chemicals. Our local MD right down the street – yes times were different – always commented that he never saw us in his office, and that was very unusual to him. In high school, mononucleosis, better known as “mono,” went around, and I ended up very sick. It felt like a near-death experience. When I later looked at the situation, I saw that I was working out constantly with very little sleep as I was getting ready for the playoffs on the high school basketball team. Several of my friends also contracted the same illness. My father adjusted “Growing up in a chiropractic family gave me advantages unavailable to most people. For example, when one of the six of us got sick with a cold or some other problem, the ‘remedy’ was to get adjusted, modify our diet with plenty of homemade chicken soup, and get bed rest. ”
me daily, and I was back playing basketball in two weeks while some of my friends were out for three months – lucky me! I went on to play college basketball, rugby and martial arts till my 50s, accumulating a wealth of injuries along the way, including concussions, broken ribs, torn muscles and knees, and sprained almost every joint I have. When I see some of my friends limp and they tell me about their joint replacements, heart problems, diabetes, obesity and the multiple drugs they’re taking, I feel very fortunate to walk without a limp, live drug-free and have no health problems. I feel like I could still “get in there,” but since I’ll be 66 in December, it’s probably not a good idea. I still exercise at the gym or do a simple yet effective 20-minute home exercise routine, eat well nutritionally and yes, my secret weapon is regular chiropractic care to keep me out of pain, help stimulate my immune system and avoid drug dependence. And I’m lucky enough to have rewarding work helping you, my patient. I owe an enormous amount of gratitude to my chiropractic grandparents and my father, Henry Paul, who set the example of integrating this drug-free approach to wellness in our family. Another role model, whom I’m certain some of
you remember, was Jack Lalanne, the Godfather of Fitness. He was born in 1914 and opened the first health club in the U.S. He was way ahead of his time in the area of exercise and nutrition and died at the age of 97, probably after a thousand pushups and several green shakes. He was a big chiropractic advocate and is yet another example of the rewards of exercise, proper nutrition and chiropractic care. Google him if you can. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, thank you for trusting me with your health. We’re a partnership. And by working together, we can get you out of pain and produce amazing results by creating a healthy lifestyle for you and those you love. On behalf of all of us at Cedar Crest Chiropractic, we wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season.
–Dr. Paul M. Braadt
Safe, Effective Healthcare Without Drugs & Surgery
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