Welcome to the MaxLiving Podcast, your source for taking charge of your health so you can perform at your fullest potential every day. In each episode, we will cover the foundations of natural health and action steps you can take. We will discuss the 5 Essentials® of true, natural health, including Chiropractic, Nutrition, Mindset, Oxygen and Exercise, and Minimizing Toxins, to help you unlock your best, healthiest self.
Episode 16 - Life Without Limitations: Unlock Your Full Potential
Life Without Limitations: Unlock Your Full Potential
So often we stop ourselves from putting our health first because we think it’ll take too much time, or cost too much money. Yet, when we face chronic illnesses due to a lifetime of poor health choices, we spend our life savings to restore the health we once took for granted. Why do we wait until our health diminishes to start making health a priority? Let’s take a look at your Life Without Limitations.
In this week’s episode of The MaxLiving Podcast, Dr. Nick Wilson and Dr. Traci Gross discuss how to live your life without limitations. “When you have true lasting health, you can have a great life,” says Dr. Nick.
Dr. Nick talks about one of his patients that recently just lost her brother. 3 years ago, this patient decided to take responsibility for her health issues and join MaxLiving, and by doing so, she changed the path of her life for the better. Her brother on the other hand was dealing with the same health issues and didn’t do anything about it, causing his life to, unfortunately, follow a much different path.
It’s important to realize that the decisions you make about your health affect what road your life will take. For example, you can take the allopathic road of using drugs or other remedies to cover up a symptom or take the MaxLiving path of realizing that “there is an innate intelligence within all of us that is striving towards health,” (Dr. Nick). It comes down to changing our internal environment in order to see results.
Ultimately, if you want to get healthy, there’s a decision that has to be made. If you believe you are on the path to achieving a healthy mind, body, and spirit, that’s awesome – stay with it. But, if you don’t believe you’re on the right path, are you willing to put the time and effort in to change your life for the better?
Dr. Traci explains that “our health has so much more potential than we give it credit for,” and that we need to expand our thinking in order to live a life without limitations. If we do the opposite and stay in the little realm of allopathic medicine, we are limiting our decisions and mentality.
NOW is the time to take control of your health before it’s too late. If you think you’re living your life with limitations, listen to this week’s episode to get insights on how to unlock your full potential.
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Episode 15 - Revisiting Vitalistic Pediatrics with Larry Palevsky
Revisiting Vitalistic Pediatrics with Larry Palevsky
Episode 15 of The MaxLiving Podcast will be a repost of episode 13 with Dr. Larry Palevsky due to technical difficulties.
In this week’s special episode of The MaxLiving Podcast, Dr. Nick Wilson is joined by NYS licensed Pediatrician, Dr. Larry Palevsky to talk about his approach to pediatrics.
When your child has a health issue, it can be easy to go to the doctor, tell them about your child’s symptoms, and expect the doctor to give you medicine to treat it.
But what you don’t realize is that not every child who experiences the same symptoms should be treated the same way. Each child is extremely different and needs to be examined and treated on an individual basis.
Dr. Larry explains that “95% of our answers to what’s going on with the child should come from a good history and good physical.” This involves asking questions and looking at the child individually in order for the doctor to assess the body, mind, and spirit. It also allows the doctor to understand the origin of the issue in order to come up with a solution as to how to help the child.
“The body has the innate capacity to heal,” is a concept that Dr. Larry learned years ago from a chiropractor, and over time, he started to understand that idea. He realized that if the nervous system had a good balance of being flexible and well-aligned, it could heal itself.
Being that the nervous system is connected to all our organs, Dr. Larry started sending his pediatric patients to chiropractors in hopes of helping to treat them. Today, he still practices this, but he hasn’t stopped there. As Dr. Larry explains, if a child has a fever, gets adjusted by a chiropractor, and the fever lessens, the parents will think that it is the chiropractor that healed the child. In reality, this isn’t the case. The chiropractor simply gave the child’s body a chance to do what it was meant to do. But when a child has a fever, gets adjusted by a chiropractor and the fever goes up, that’s not the chiropractor’s fault either. The fever is working to burn off the inflammatory process that’s harming the body, and the chiropractor simply gave the body the kick start it needed to start healing. Dr. Larry’s mission is to explain this truth to his patients and their parents, and thereby give them the information they need to promote true health.
Learn more about how to naturally eliminate illness: https://maxliving.com/healthy-articles/cold-and-flu-symptoms-are-good-for-you/
In this episode, find out about how getting sick may actually be good for your immune system, and the appropriate way to approach treating both your body and the body of your child. Learn about Dr. Larry’s innovative holistic approach to pediatric care and the way it is positively transforming the medical landscape for his patients and beyond.
Whether you are a parent looking for a better way to care for your child or simply someone seeking a different path to preserving your own health, Dr. Nick and Dr. Larry offer key insights into the pursuit of health in this exciting new episode. Tune in now to hear Dr. Nick and Dr. Larry discuss everything from holistic pediatric care to how the body has the capacity to heal itself.
To learn more about Dr. Larry Palevsky, visit his website here: https://www.northportwellnesscenter.com/practitioner/lawrence-palevsky/about
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Episode 14 - What Does It Take to Be a Chiropractor? with Dr. Ron Oberstein
What Does It Take to Be a Chiropractor? with Dr. Ron Oberstein
Today in this special episode of The MaxLiving Podcast, host Dr. Nick sits down with leading Chiropractor and President of Life Chiropractic College West, Dr. Rob Oberstein.
Life Chiropractic College West is a private college in Hayward, California is known for its Doctor of Chiropractic degree program, and has been accredited since 1987 by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic Education and by the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
In addition to his service as President of Life Chiropractic College West, Dr. Rob has decades of experience as a practicing Chiropractor and is seen as one of the leaders of Chiropractic in North America.
In this episode. Dr. Ron shares what it takes to become a Chiropractor, what made him choose the path of Chiropractic, and the potential Chiropractic Care has to change healthcare for the better.
When asked about what it takes to be a chiropractor, Dr. Ron says that first and foremost, one must have “the heart to serve.” He explains that Chiropractic is more than a career, and is in fact a calling that takes years of study and a dedication to providing health and wellness.
What very few people know is that Chiropractors go through years of arduous study, learning many of the same subjects as medical doctors. What sets Chiropractors apart from medical doctors, then, is not what they learn, but how they learn. As Dr. Ron explains, “we learn it in a different way,” focusing on Salutogenesis, which is the focus on factors that support human health and well-being, rather than focusing on factors that cause disease (otherwise known as pathogenesis).
As Dr. Ron explains, the process of becoming a Chiropractor is not severely limited by past studies, though a prior college degree is often required. However, as has recently become apparent in traditional medical students as well, an undergraduate degree in the sciences does not necessarily guarantee success in medical school. In fact, outside experiences and perspectives can inform medical and Chiropractic students alike, creating a diverse and well-rounded collection of health-minded professionals.
Find out more about what it takes to become a Chiropractor: https://maxliving.com/healthy-articles/exceptional-chiropractic-care-begins-with-training/
Dr. Ron stresses the need for balance between traditional medical practices and the health-centered focus of Chiropractic care. As he says, “we all have to work together.” When you hurt your arm, you go to the nervous system, and then you need to visit your Chiropractor to care for your nervous system and help its ability to support smooth and fast healing.
The underlying approach to Chiropractic and health is that “this body was born perfectly,” and Chiropractors “work with that intelligence so that the body can heal itself,” focusing on what’s right with the body vs. what’s wrong with the body.
Dr. Nick asks Dr. Ron about his perspective on the role of Chiropractic in healthcare, the balance of emergency care versus preventative care, and the idea that Chiropractic care should be a part of your healthcare “from the womb to the tomb.”
Both Doctors stress the need for Chiropractic in the world, and Dr. Ron discusses his educational insights into the growth of Chiropractic care in the future. As Dr. Ron and Dr. Nick state, “we need more Chiropractors” and “we need more people seeking them out.”
Tune in to this exciting new episode of The MaxLiving Podcast to find out everything you need to know about Chiropractic, natural health, and more!
Find out more about Life Chiropractic College West: https://lifewest.edu/
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Episode 12 - Who Owns Your Health (Part 2)
Who Owns Your Health (Part 2)
In this all-new episode of The MaxLiving Podcast, hosts Dr. Nick Wilson and Dr. Traci Gross continue the discussion of who owns your health, and answer just how you can start to take control of your personal health journey.
If you have ever wondered if there is a singular thing that you can do to improve your health, this week’s podcast may be able to answer that for you, once and for all. When looking for the source of our health (and the source of our illness) Dr. Nick, Dr. Traci, and other skilled chiropractors like them, look to the spine.
The spine houses the central nervous system, which Chiropractors believe may be the source of wellness and illness alike. When our nervous system is healthy, it means our body is communicating at 100%. When our body is communicating, that means it’s functioning. When our spines are unhealthy, it could mean an unhealthy nervous system, as a misaligned or degrading spine could place immense stress on the spinal cord and the nerves housed within it.
Unfortunately, in a system where Chiropractic still exists on the fringes of health in the minds of some, this knowledge has gone unnoticed, and many have yet to take their health into their own hands and pursue the natural health possibilities of Chiropractic care.
As Dr. Nick and Dr. Traci discuss, it is normal for them to see new patients that have suffered years and even decades of health concerns and frustrating symptoms to no avail. In this episode, Dr. Nick speaks to a particular client who came to him after 20 years of constant headaches. After years of prescriptions and medications failed to cure her, she took her health into her own hands and pursued Chiropractic care. When she visited Dr. Nick, his x-rays exposed the issue in her upper spinal column, and he was able to create a personalized treatment plan to help her. The result? She lost 13 pounds in 3 months, reversed her diabetes, and stopped getting habitual headaches. In other words, once she took an active role in deciding how she would pursue her health, she was able to find the treatment she needed to heal!
Find out the science behind why Chiropractic helped this patient and countless others like her: https://maxliving.com/healthy-articles/the-science-of-chiropractic/
As Dr. Nick says, it has become all too common for people to “want health passively,” when health has to be an active choice that we make. Dr. Nick and Dr. Traci discuss the difference between passive and active care, otherwise known as reactive care, and proactive care.
With reactive care, we seek to stifle symptoms as they arise. In other words, we wait until we are sick to try to be healthy. With proactive care, however, we seek to reach our optimal health and maintain it, before illness takes over. With proactive care, you are the one in control of your own health.
In this episode, your hosts go on to discuss why taking control of your health is so essential. When you lose your health, Dr. Nick and Dr. Traci argue that you lose much more in your life as well. As Dr. Nick says, “when you’re in pain, you’re a different person,” leading people to experience problems in their work lives, with their relationships, and more as a result of the emotional impact of poor health.
In this episode, find out just how you can take control of your health and why it matters, and get help doing it! Dr. Nick and Dr. Traci discuss the upcoming MaxLiving Friends and Family Week, where MaxLiving offices across the country offer you the chance to bring the people you love and care about into a new way of thinking about health with discounted care. Contact your local MaxLiving office to partake in this special event, and give the gift of owning your own health to yourself and the people you love: https://maxliving.com/locations/
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Episode 11 - Who Owns Your Health? (Part 1)
Who Owns Your Health?
In this episode of The MaxLiving Podcast, Dr. Nick and Dr. Traci discuss the question “who owns your health?” and how to take control of your health and wellness.
There are so many different opinions and so much different contradictory advice out there about what health means, and as a result, it can be hard to define what you believe health means. Is health the lack of symptoms? Is it managing symptoms with medications? Or is it something different?
In order to own your health, you have to get back to the very basics of what you believe health really means and make your choices based on that belief.
As Dr. Nick and Dr. Traci discuss, it can be easy to wave away wellness with a medication or a “quick fix,” but is that really what health means? Do you want to look outside of yourself for the solutions to health concerns? Or do you want your body to have the ability to regulate those health issues and heal without artificial aid?
Too often, our medications and treatments artificially change things like blood pressure, cholesterol, anxiety, joint pain, and dozens of other health concerns. But does artificially changing the symptom really change what is going wrong in the body?
Dr. Traci and Dr. Nick argue in the name of real health over artificial health and warn against the surface-level perception of health that has become the standard for wellness today. As the developer of Chiropractic, B.J. Palmer said, “We get sick because of something inside going wrong! We get well because of something inside going right!”
In this episode, our hosts dive deep into what has formed our current perception of health and the practices that we partake in to monitor our health based on that perception. They ask: are we truly working to keep our bodies healthy? Or are our practices simply masking the problems our bodies face?
And, once you have decided what health truly means to you, Dr. Traci and Dr. Nick ask you who is in control of your health. Are you making decisions for yourself according to your own health beliefs? Or are you allowing outside influences to control the way you treat and care for your body?
Listen in to this hard-hitting episode to hear Dr. Nick and Dr. Traci break down the reality of our health systems and how we can take control of our own health and wellness.
Find out more about taking control of your health freedom: https://maxliving.com/healthy-articles/how-to-use-the-5-essentials-as-an-integrated-approach-to-holistic-health/
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Episode 10 – All Things Heart Health (Part 3)
All Things Heart Health with Dr. Wolfson (Part 3)
In this episode, hosts Dr. Nick Wilson and Dr. Traci Gross are joined once again by Dr. Jack Wolfson to discuss how sleep, stress, and fear are related to heart health.
These three factors are things that we all deal with each and every day—but do we really know how that stress is affecting your health?
The importance of sleep is nothing new to this podcast, but it is, as Dr. Jack Wolfson says, something that is frequently forgotten or shoved aside by modern medical practice. Dr. Jack also stresses that sleep is just as important a factor as diet, exercise, toxin exposure, and other major aspects of health.
In fact, people who fail to get healthy amounts of sleep may be at higher risk of heart attack, cancer, high cholesterol, and early mortality. In this day and age, we are always “go, go, go” as Dr. Jack says, trying to multitask and keep up with our hectic daily schedules, and as a result, sleep goes by the wayside.
One of the biggest issues? Using artificial light sources to interrupt our natural (asleep with sundown and awake with sunup) schedules. Historically, our ancestors followed the path of the sun to distinguish their sleep and waking patterns, and our bodies expect us to do the same! And yet, we use artificial lights to stay up later and wake up earlier.
And why are we doing this?
As a direct result of the culture of “mental taxation,” we are expected to prioritize careers and other projects and expectations over our own wellbeing. As Dr. Traci says, this has grown to the point where it is affecting our physical health.
Dr. Jack points out that we are likely more fearful and stressed than ever before today, with the onslaught of the last year in addition to what is now considered standard stressors. We spend our time glued to televisions and phone screens that increase our levels of stress and fear, and as a result, our mental health is declining, which causes our physical health to decline.
In addition, our lifestyles of office work, television, and screens have resulted in us spending minuscule amounts of time outside, which further diminishes our health. As Dr. Jack says, our skin is “like a solar panel” soaking up the sunshine and powering our bodies with vitamin D, which supports a healthy immune system and a healthy body. Our indoor focused lives of stress and “go, go, go,” therefore, are hurting is in more ways than one.
Sunlight and being in the outdoors have even been proven to help mental health and wellness!
Other aspects of life that are negatively affecting our lives include our jobs making us stressed or unhappy and our relationships making us stressed or unhappy. It can be frightening to look outside of the situation you find yourself in, but it is ultimately a choice between the stability of the unhappiness you live in currently and the possibility of something better that waits beyond.
It can be frightening to look outside of your current life, career, and relationships, but that fear could be holding you back from happiness and your mental and physical wellbeing. If your career, relationships, or other lifestyle decisions are making you unhealthy, you have the power to affect positive change!
In this episode, Dr. Jack goes into detail about the issues that face us every day, affecting both our heart health and our overall health. If you would like to learn more, make sure to tune in to this exciting concluding episode of our heart health series with Dr. Jack Wolfson.
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