You probably don’t want read a long story and I’m not interested in self-promoting. Here are some chronologically ordered bullet points about me:
- 4-year NCAA Student-Athlete at Wofford College (Southern Conference, D1, baseball)
- Managed two baseball training academies for three years while performing 25+ hours/week of instruction after graduating with a B.A. in Business Economics (where I noticed bad health trends in youth athletes/humans being reinforced by their parents)
- Introduced to Chiropractic (coupled with a form of training that helped address root causes of injury/dysfunction) two years after a weight room injury during my senior year of college’s pre-season (stress fracture/spondylolisthesis at L5 disc). Cleaned up other areas of my life in the process.
- Fully-healthy, played four consecutive baseball seasons in Europe/Australia, pain and injury-free while performing at a higher physical level than prior to the injury
- Began studying at Life Chiropractic College West after “retiring” from international baseball (a.k.a. broke and moving back in with the parents at age 27)
What I have noticed, and what I’d like readers to take from this project (blog? site?):
- Talking about health is dry, and from the sound of it, everyone is an expert now (that was sarcasm). Hopefully there’s some things on here that are entertaining enough to make you forget about that, challenge a belief, or help make a change that feels overdue.
- The body has an innate ability to heal, on it’s own terms, when the body is ready. The majority of people have forgotten this and (in my opinion) might need to be reminded. (If you’re going to stop reading now, just read that last sentence again and go about your life.) That truth was the catalyst for decisions that ultimately lead to me pursuing a degree in Chiropractic.
- You (reader) might not have access/any desire to get under Chiropractic care, and that’s fine. Hopefully you can see my point of view, and hopefully find something on here that’s useful that can lead to a positive change (even if it’s reading a book).
- Technology has made life easier, which has in has turn made physical health decline in many areas. This is affecting everyone at a younger and younger age, but can be reversed since the body will always adapt (and the negatives can be reversible with some simple lifestyle changes).
- Training programs, for the most part, ignore many basic physiological principles and don’t require one to stir emotion, use intellect, nor do they test psychological and spiritual limits, and I’ve shared a handful of programs that have helped me and others express life at higher levels.
- Nervous system function, mood, outlook on life, diet, sleep habits, movement, breathing, and sun exposure should be looked at first and before anything else (in most cases) in regards to health.
- This is all amateur advice, but is all rooted in principles and has been re-purposed (hopefully in as few words as possible and with the important stuff highlighted).
- I don’t care about organization, so expect to dig for what you want to find