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EMS Training + Running and Cycling

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EMS Training + Running and Cycling

As we live in one of the most active states in the US, many of our clients are runners, cyclists and overall fitness enthusiasts. EMS training and endurance training are great compliments to each other. Chris McCormack, winner of the 2010 Ironman world championship in Kona and Usain Bolt, world record holder for sprinting, both use EMS training to help them reach their goals.

 

What makes EMS such a great tool for endurance athletes?
Core Stability and Strength. Core strength is the pillar that translates into speed. Developing speed is actually a force that is being transferred from your core, your power house, to your appendages (your arms and legs). If your core is not stable and strong, you will absolutely have an increased risk of injury and diminished capacity for speed. Your core also acts as a shock absorber so impact …Read more

Community Creating Community

Last week I had the opportunity to spend the weekend in San Jose, California with 70+ plus Chiropractors and service professionals from around the globe.

 

I have to tell you, we had an amazing time. It was great to see everyone. It had been a while since we have had the opportunity to reconnect with many of whom we consider family. In fact, the last time we saw many of them was on our last El Salvador Outreach trip in June of last year (I absolutely cannot wait to get back down there).
I can guarantee you know the feeling when you see a best friend or loved one who you haven’t seen for a while. When you see them again it’s like you were never apart. You pick up right where you left off and hit the ground running again. It is an amazing feeling. You know what I’m talking about?
I …Read more

Autism & The Brain Body Connection

According to the CDC 1 in 50 children will now be diagnosed with autism.

That is up from 1 in 10,000 in 1970s. To say there is a problem is a gross understatement.

It’s time for society, especially in Boulder Colorado, to start asking relevant questions. Like what has changed in this short amount of time to cause such an alarming rise?

This article won’t go into the various causes, but will instead look at one of the most overlooked factors affecting the quality of these children’s lives.

Life is How We Perceive It

I love the quote above because it incorporates two things I love: philosophy and science. No one would argue that our inner experience is a result of the cultural and familial “lens” we see the world through. Our beliefs and experience shape the way we see and interact in the world.

However, many people fail to contemplate how our nervous systems shape our …Read more

The Best Doctor in the World

Do I have your permission to challenge you? To say some things that may challenge what you currently believe to be true?

My name is Dr. Rich Baez and I stand for a world where your current state of health does NOT dictate your future.  . . . . your CURRENT state of health does not dictate your future. This is the foundation that I live my life by, both in and out of the office. You see, people come into my office because they are sick. They have exhausted both medical AND alternative modalities. In fact, many patients have been told that there is nothing more that can be done and they should go home and learn how to live with their diagnosis. THIS IS NOT OK….because your current state of HEALTH…does not dictate your future.

If you get to know me and hear what patients come into the office for, …Read more

Your Current State of Health Does NOT Dictate Your Future

I, Dr. Rich Baez, stand for a world where your current state of health does NOT dictate your future.

Have you ever noticed yourself looking at someone on the street or maybe a family member who’s health is not where you think it should be? What did you find yourself saying? Was it an internal conversation, or did you start a conversation? I want to share a story with you, one that speaks to the heart of this issue.

 

My grandfather grew up in the mountains in the state of Michoacan, Mexico. Imagine walking out your front door and seeing mango trees, papayas, and other delectable fruits right at your fingertips. Homemade tortillas from locally grown corn, fresh meat from chickens, goats, and cows. This truly was a paradise. However what ended up happening over the course of his life was over indulging in sweets, fruits, tortiallas, and alcohol. It was this over …Read more

Why I Love Working With Norwegian Patients

When someone comes into my office for the first time, I like to give them a tour.  Something that people always notice is the front page news articles of me in another language.  When they ask, “what is that and what language is that in?” I reply, “Those are the two trips I have taken to Norway to talk about the kind of care we provide in the office here.”  Then I go on to explain that there have been over 50 people who have come from Norway to Boulder to receive care at our office.  Most of the time people’s reactions are that of disbelief or amazement.  Then the next logical question…. “why would someone come half way across the world for Specific Chiropractic care.”  The answer is simple… Results.

In my experience, I have found that people will do almost anything if they believe they will get the result …Read more

Can Good Health Really Be That Simple?

Can Good Health Really Be That Simple?
Have you ever been speaking with your doctor and felt like you were hearing a foreign language? I can tell you how it feels from both sides of the table! It is frustrating hearing jibberish and it is also frustrating seeing glazed eyes while trying to explain a complicated topic, like health.

Take a moment and think back to high school biology when learning about the human body. Do you remember how complicated and confusing it all was?! Now imagine spending the next 8 years diving deeper and deeper down that rabbit hole with Neurons on this side and beta amyloid plaques over there. It gets complex!

The biggest challenge once a diagnosis has been given is explaining exactly what is happening in ENGLISH! It’s difficult to take all this information we are taught and break it apart into tangible pieces. Believe me…I get it!

So, what …Read more

3 Secrets to Maximize Brain Health

3 Secrets to Maximize Brain Health

Hi!

My name is Dr. Rich Baez and I would like to share with you the three secrets to maximize brain health. Now, I’m sure you are very aware of the basics like a healthy diet, exercise, and meditation…but what I am going to share with you in this article are the three less commonly known facts to maximize brain health.

 

#1 Nourish the brain:

When it comes to supporting the brain, my main focus is fat. The reason to focus here is: “The human brain is nearly 60 percent fat. We’ve learned in recent years that fatty acids are among the most crucial molecules that determine your brain’s integrity and ability to perform.” What I am here today to do is illuminate the mystery behind the good fats, primarily Omega-3 fatty acids, AKA fish oil. Many of you have probably heard about fish oil at some …Read more

Are you taking over the counter medication for vertigo? If so you must read this!!

Many of our patients that were suffering from vertigo started out by taking over the counter medication to manage their symptoms.  Like most symptoms that stop you from living your daily life, you will try anything to get rid of them as soon as possible.  The unfortunate truth is this is just the beginning.  At first over the counter medication for vertigo will help, but over time the symptoms become worse and worse.  The next step I have found people take is to go to an EENT specialist.  Sometimes this helps and sometimes it doesn’t.   If the test from the EENT doctor is negative then people are told there is nothing that can be done and they will have to deal with vertigo for the rest of their lives.  Here is the point when patients just like this end up in my office.  What I tell people once they come …Read more

Is your child falling behind in school?

Is your child falling behind in school?

Does this story sound familiar? Every year for the past 3 years you have gone to parent – teacher conferences only to hear that your child is falling further and further behind in either Math or English. The teacher raves about how amazing and kind your kid is, and how they have many friends in class, but if only they could only get caught up… You have tried NUMEROUS tutors and learning specialists only to learn from the teacher that the learning troubles are still going on.

This narrative is very familiar for millions of families across the country. There are many factors that go into a student struggling in school. They may be unmotivated by a particular topic, or not meshing with the style a particular teacher may have. Normally these are temporary set-backs that the child will overcome and be caught up within …Read more

Running the Bolder-Boulder: 5 Secrets to Success

Traditions are what give life meaning. They draw family and friends together. They promote teamwork, collaboration, and joy.

This standard is met year after year with The Bolder-Boulder, a 10k race held Memorial Day weekend in Boulder, Co. Yes this race does draw competitors from around the world, including China, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Mexico. But it also draws a different crowd of participants; locals.

It is these locals that really add a unique flavor to the race. We tend to see a wide range of participants, from toddlers all the way up to centennials. We see Iron Men, desk jockies, and the disabled. Everyone is welcome in this race. But for those of you who are looking for the inside scoop on how to take your race experience to the next level, I’ve got 5 secrets to success to share with you.

Costumes- Now some will argue that Superman only shows his true …Read more

The Day My Life Changed

I want to share with you a story. Now, stories either fall into 1 of 2 categories, fiction or non-fiction. The story I am going to share with you is true, and I know this for certain because I was there, in the drivers seat. This is the story of the single event that changed the course of my life, and it happened when I was 16.

Let me set the scene for you. It was a Wednesday evening in Spring. I had only had my drivers license a few months at this point and was LOVING IT. I loved to drive. To me, it meant freedom and control, the ability to go where I needed and more importantly wanted to go. Every teenager longs for this opportunity, and when it finally happens the excitement and joy are limitless.

On this particular evening my cousin, who is just a few months older …Read more

Concussions… My Story

In my office I see conditions such as: migraines, headaches, vertigo, fatigue, and chronic pain. Most of the time people can remember a head or neck trauma they sustained and since then they have not been the same.   Recently we have decided to hold free monthly workshops on these conditions.   Our upcoming class this month is on concussions and head trauma.

Concussions are a big deal and affect many people.  In fact, recently there was a Hollywood movie made starring Will Smith called concussion.  If you haven’t seen it the movie is based on a Dr. that discovers the dangers of repetitive head trauma and how it affects players in the NFL.

The name of the real doctor is Bennet Omalu.  After careful examination of the brain, Omalu discovered clumps of tau proteins, which impair function upon accumulation. It was similar to “dementia pugilista,” a degenerative disease documented decades earlier in boxers, …Read more

3 AM and Wide Awake: Why Do I Have Insomnia?

Sleep problems can be defined in 3 different ways:  insomnia, disturbed sleep, and restless sleep.  Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep.  Disturbed sleep is the inability to stay asleep for a full night’s rest.  Restless sleep is when you can fall asleep and stay asleep, but the quality of sleep isn’t good.  The end result of any of these types of sleep problems is that you wake up tired, or even exhausted.

Poor sleep, especially if it’s chronic can manifest in many ways:

slower healing from injuries or disease
inefficient or ineffective functioning throughout the day
impaired social relations
increased pain sensitivity
weakened immunity
reduced mental acuity; poor memory
irrational logic or behavior
clumsiness, poorer coordination
irritability and hypersensitivity

Sleep issues rarely occur independently.  They are usually secondary to other, perhaps greater, issues.  Just like the vertebral subluxation complexes (VSCs) that chiropractors detect and correct for in their treatments, sleep issues can have physical, mental or chemical causes.  The causes …Read more

ADD and ADHD: What Can YOU Do At Home To Help?

At some point in our lives, we have all been around growing children. We have seen them take their first steps, or that moment when an infant wraps her hand around your finger. The rate that these children’s brains are developing is absolutely incredible.  Did you know that by the end of the first month, infants can recognize some sounds including their parents voice? Or that by the end of the third month they will recognize familiar objects and people at a distance. By their second birthday they are running, kicking a ball, creating small sentences, and most definitely jumping on furniture! However, there is an ever increasing amount of children suffering from behavioral and developmental issues like ADHD, Depression, and Anxiety. This begs the questions, “Why is this happening and what can be done to help?”

There has been a major shift in our environment over the last several decades …Read more

Migraine headache workshop offering solutions in Boulder

Migraine headache workshop offering solutions in Boulder

Here at The Specific Chiropractic Center in Boulder we see a lot of sever neurological cases.  By far the most common condition we see are Migraine headaches.  Because of the relationship of the central nervous system and migraines we have phenomenal results with our patients dealing with migraine headaches.

Many of my patients have asked me to provide more information about how we help people with migraine headaches because they know so many people who are dealing with this debilitating issue.  We have written many blogs and have had many testimonials, but I think some people need to actually come in to the office and see what we are all about.  The solution to this problem is we are now going to host a free workshop on migraine headache and what you can do about it.  The most discouraging phase many people have been told …Read more