Alright, and Hello!

Most of the people we see in our practice are reasonably healthy people who are looking to continue to be healthy and happy.

Makes sense, right? And that is what I try to address in these blogs.

One of the simplest things that a person can do on their route to the Promised Land of Health and Happiness is to disconnect as best they can from those things that do not help make them healthy, happy, and survive better.

For me, the simplest and quickest disconnect is from cell phones, the internet, and news in all forms.

But how would a person know what’s going on?

Unfortunately, one cannot determine this from the media and will have to discover it from living life with others.

It was Mark Twain who said,

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed!”

Whether you are aware of it or not, the various forms of media really, really mess with a person. And most of it is sensationalized and taken out of context. It was put out there to create an effect, an effect on you so that you will think and act in a certain way.

The news doesn’t have to be true, it just has to get into your head, and make you throw all sense and reasonability out the window… so much for your health and happiness.

In the early 1960s Malcolm X said of the media,

“The media’s the most powerful entity on Earth. They have the power to make the innocent look guilty and to make the guilty look innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the mind of the masses.”

Two days later he was assassinated.

Here’s a test that you can do.

In our office, we try to isolate and determine those things a person is doing or eating, or not doing or eating that could be harming them.

Questions like, how do you feel after exercise? Or after eating? Or sleeping? You get the idea.

Here’s what I would like you to try.

Watch the news, or go on your cell phone, or go to some media site on the internet. After you’ve watched, or listened for a while, take a moment and ask yourself,

“How do I feel?”

Do you feel uplifted, strong, and able? Or do you feel angry, agitated, depressed, tired, or possibly even ill?

When you do this, really savor the message, and images- take it all in.

I could be wrong, but I’d be willing to bet dollars to doughnuts that you don’t feel so good, and life seems kind of pointless. You might find yourself angry. Could you hurt someone?

Over the past number of years, I’ve had a number of people tell me they would have no problem killing some political figure or someone they disagree with.

These people have never met the person they want to kill, or even had a conversation with them, and yet- no hesitation to kill these people they hate.


The question comes to mind, where did they get all of the “intell” they have that would justify homicide?

The news, the internet, their cell phones- all of the media venues, that’s where!

Think about it. Most will say I’ve never seen such hatred and chaos in the world as there is today. And my response is,

“I’ve never seen sooooo many people on their cell phones with a 24/7 inflow of manipulative lies and “crap” before in my life.

Are people being hypnotized from their senses, and being programmed for what could only be considered evil?

How can a person feel well and healthy, if he is constantly making himself feel like crap with the “news”, or put into such a state that they would end another human’s life?

Disconnecting from those media outlets that make you feel bad could be the best, and healthiest thing you could do.

There really is a lot of good in the world and a lot of good people.

You won’t hear about it on the news, but you can see it and experience it if you get out there with John and Jane Q, Public.

What would be so bad about sitting in a space with other people and looking at them? No phones or tablets or anything.

Nothing really, but I can tell you what’s bad about sitting there isolated, staring down at your phone, and “downloading” all that crap that is actually making you unhealthy, sad, and possibly hypnotized.

Give it a try.

I know it won’t be easy, but anything worth doing never is!

Take Care,

Dr. Dave