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Meet Our Staff
Virgin PHD/Food Choices
Your Childs Health/Tips For Pregnant Women
Gift To You and Your Loved Ones
Approach Versus Traditional Health Care
Out vs. Outside In
If a patient has high blood
pressure, a standard medical approach would be to choose a drug
that lowers blood pressure, and ask the patient to take the
drug. This may serve to lower the blood pressure, but ignores
the underlying cause that is making the blood pressure high, and
runs the risk of side effects complicating the person’s
recovery. Whether it’s a nutritional issue, faulty control by
the nerve system or a manifestation of stress, the medication
could decrease the blood pressure, leaving the problem causing
the symptom of high blood pressure unaddressed.
Wellness is a state of optimal
conditions for normal function… and then some. The wellness
approach is to look for underlying causes of any disturbance or
disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the
time) and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments
would optimize the conditions for normal function. That
environment encourages natural healing, and minimizes the need
for invasive treatment, which should be administered only when
absolutely necessary. When the body is working properly, it
tends to heal effectively, no matter what the condition.
When the body heals well and
maintains itself well, then there is another level of health
that goes beyond “asymptomatic” or “pain-free” which reveals an
open-ended opportunity for vitality, vibrant health, and an
enhanced experience of life. This is true for mental and
emotional health as well as physical health. While some people
may suffer psychological disorders, creating an atmosphere of
mental and emotional wellness will address all but the most
Meet The Staff
From the Desk of Karl E. Mueller, D.C.
Has been in practice for over
21 years in the Lehigh Valley. Graduate of York College Of
Pennsylvania with a B.S. degree in Human Biology. Graduate of
Pennsylvania College of Straight Chiropractic in 1989. Areas of
specialty include Chiropractic Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, and Electrodiagnostians. Doctor Mueller is a dynmaic speaker and
lecturer in the field of health and wellness. Reconized in 1993 as
the Doctor of the Month through Markson Mangement Services.
Princeton's Who's Who in Chiropractic. Nonimated by Governor Tom
Ridge to the State Board of Chiropractic in 1996. Dr. Mueller has
been active in the community politcally receiving recongnition
through the local and state parties. Dr. Mueller sits on local
boards including youth and community service. He is a member of the
Knights of Columbus 10921 Council, and has achieved the level of
For! th Degree Knight. He is a member of the Honor Guard for the
Allentown Archdiocese. He has been a youth coach for over 14 years,
past President of Parkland Football Boosters, and currently a PIAA
official in Basketball. Dr. Mueller is part of the fabric of our
community, he resides with his wife Michelle in Orefield, and he has
2 sons, Troy and Tyler.
Office Manager-Michelle Mueller
Associate Degree in Liberal
Arts at OCC. Worked for medical and as well as chiropractic offices
and has 25 years experience. Areas of interests include insurance
billing with certification as a Chiropractic Assistant through NYCC/Markson
Management Services. Past President of Common Wealth Allied Health
Services and Review. Active in local politics and received the
Golden Tusk Award. Active in the community including church, youth
organizations, High School Football and Basketball Booster Clubs.
Massage Therapist/Chiropractic Assistant-Annette Marth
Certified in Massage Therapy
for the past 15 years. Educated through St. John's Neuromuscular
Pain Relief Institute, including Health Options Institute. Also
certified as a Chiropractic Assistant in the field of adjunctive
therapy through NYCC/MMS. She has been working for Dr. Mueller for
the past 15 years.
Virgin, PhD, CNS/Celebrity Wellness Expert
In my work on the
Dr. Phil Show, the entire crew utilizes Chiropractic care. We have
directly seen its positive effects on our own health and well being.
But more so, we have keenly observed those guests on the show in our
"Biggest Loser" segments that do not use Chiropractic care. The
difference in overall health is markedly different.
It is my sincerest suggestion to you that the greatest gift you can
give yourself, and those of whom you love, as well as those that
love you, is the gift of health and well being. Your Chiropractor is
an expert in these areas. Please ask for suggestions to make your
life and the life of your loved ones the very best it can be.
This month, I'll focus on what you're
eating. I have a few great ways to toss Ben and Jerry out
of your house and replace them with fruits, vegetables and other
exciting ways to reenergize your life food wise.
*Hang out in the produce aisle.
Think of the produce aisle at your local grocery store as one of
your primary shopping areas and really take a good look at what's
offered. The fun part here is to buy a new vegetable each week and
then go on the Internet or figure out a recipe to cook it in a
healthy way. With most veggies, you can never go wrong stir frying
in a little extra virgin olive oil with some fresh herbs or garlic.
Once a week make a large pan of roasted veggies in your oven. Cut
your veggies, drizzle with olive oil and then toss with some salt
and pepper. Bake until brown, eat with your meals and save the
leftovers for wraps and salads. When you have them handy, you will
*Remember your protein choices.
Too many people are still doing meals that are just one big carb
bomb. Remember that protein is necessary at every meal including
breakfast. Don't just have your steel cut oatmeal, but make sure to
add two poached eggs. Make sure to add the whey protein to your
shakes. Dinner shouldn't just be some pasta with cheese. Try some
fresh wild salmon with veggies or some great grilled chicken with a
wonderful salad. When you eat protein, you will feel full and
*Stop eating chemicals. Make
a vow this year to take as many food chemicals out of your life as
possible. This means nixing the diet sodas and boxed meals. Really
read the labels and if you can't pronounce it then don't eat it.
Remember that many so-called healthy sports drinks are also full of
sugar and chemicals. One great benefit of getting rid of these
chemicals is your skin will look brighter and glow.
*Don't do artificial sweeteners
- at all! Switch to the only sweetener I use which is xylitol, and
just use a little bit. Get rid of all of the rest of the chemical
gunk sweeteners. If you have a stash at home or in your bag or purse
then get rid of them. Make sure you read labels because many foods
are full of these chemicals.
healthy lateral switches when it comes to foods. I don't
want you to just deny yourself, but make conscious lateral shifts.
For example, if you love soda then switch over to sparkling water
with some Emergen-C in it. It's a delicious mock-tail that tastes
great. Soon, you won't even miss your soda anymore and may actually
come to hate the taste of it. (Believe me, it's true).
*Modify your coffee habit.
Many of us have been kidding ourselves over the years about our
little 800 calorie midday or morning coffee pitstops. It's time to
realize that adding sugar, chocolate and whipped cream to coffee
turns it into a very high calorie dessert. I'd rather opt for plain
coffee and add a little organic Half & Half plus xylitol.
*Realize that fat isn't the enemy.
You should make sure to have the right fat or healthy fats like
coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil. The fat from nuts is also
perfect for good health. Many people rid their lives of fat and then
use sugar as a replacement for flavor. Don't fall into that trap.
*Work on retraining your taste buds.
You might think that you can't live without sugar, but I bet that
you can lose your taste for it. The key is to take it out of your
diet and then retrain your taste buds to love the taste of spice and
a bit sour. You'll be amazed that suddenly anything sugary will
taste too sugary and you won't like it anymore. That's the key to
freedom from a sugar addiction. Break the habit and then lose your
taste for it.
*Finally, don't live in denial.
If you occasionally - and that doesn't mean every single day - want
a special treat then use my three-bite rule. Take three ladylike
bites (even if you're a guy) and then you're done. You will get your
taste and not over indulge in a good thing.
Chiropractic tips for pregnant women:
Be sure to get adjusted regularly. Chiropractic care is important
to help maintain a healthy skeletal structure and nervous system
function throughout a pregnancy and childbirth.
Do some gentle exercise each day. Walking, swimming, or stationary
cycling are relatively safe cardiovascular exercises for pregnant
women. Avoid any activities that involve jerking or bouncing
movements. Stop exercise immediately if you notice any unusual
symptom, such as nausea, dizziness or weakness.
Wear flat shoes with arch supports. Your feet become more
susceptible to injury during pregnancy, partially due to a rapidly
increasing body weight, but also because the ligaments that
support the feet become more lax.
When picking up children, bend from the knees, not the waist. Your
low back is much more prone to injury during pregnancy.
When sleeping, lay on your side with a pillow between your knees
to take pressure off your lower back. Full-length "body pillows"
or "pregnancy wedges" are very popular and can be helpful.
Eat several small meals or snacks every few hours, rather than
three large meals per day. This will help alleviate nausea,
stabilize blood sugar and allow your body to extract the maximum
amount of nutrients from the foods that you eat.
Take a prenatal vitamin with at least 400 micrograms of folic acid
every day; 800 micrograms is even better. Folic acid has been
shown to dramatically reduce the risk of neural tube defects in a
developing fetus. Be sure to check with your doctor before taking
any vitamin or herbal supplement to make sure it's safe for you
and the baby.
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