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Something to Ponder!
Meet Our Staff
JJ Virgin PHD/Food Portions
Your Childs Health/Posture
Our Gift To You and Your Loved Ones
wouldn’t look at a pile of garbage and complain that the
flies caused it, right? Flies can only live and thrive in an
environment that is favorable for them to do so. Your body
is normally strong and resistant to most outside stresses
including viruses and bacteria. If an infection has occurred
in your body it means that some process has been gradually
changing your normally healthy and resistant environment
into something more favorable for some critter to come
calling and set up house.
to begin living a health-creating lifestyle right away
including creating a peaceful environment, laughing as much
as possible, deep breathing, lots of clean water, a high
energy diet and a balance of movement and rest – including
enough sleep and exercise. Last, but certainly not least,
make sure you get your nerve system checked regularly by
your chiropractor to ensure that your nervous system it
working properly without interference! Remember, your nerves
control everything! As such they are important to take care
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.
Tips for Keeping Portions Under Control
When it comes to
food portions, size matters. In a world filled with "supersized"
options, all-you-can-eat buffets, and extra-large pizzas, it's no
wonder people overeat. Have you ever found yourself in one of these
straight out of the bag while watching television, or even grabbing
a second bag to munch on because your show is still on. Continuing
to finish your food at a restaurant because others are still eating,
even though you're full. Arriving at a party starving, so your
dinner consists of fried appetizers and mayo-laden salads. Eating an
entire packaged item only to realize later that it actually
contained multiple servings.
I know I've been
there. Once in a while is okay, but doing this too often can
supersize your waistline and your risk for medical complications,
including heart disease and type 2 diabetes. With just a little bit
of preparation and planning, you can keep your eating habits and
your portion sizes under control.
Don't finish your food just because it's there—or because you're
still at the restaurant waiting for others to finish. Most
restaurant portions contain more food and calories than you need for
one meal. Bring your leftover food home, or allow the busboy to take
it away early. Even better, have the server pack half of it to go
before bringing it to you. It seems like an odd request, but it's
not uncommon these days.
Share with a
friend. When you split a meal, not only do you cut the price in
half, but you cut the calories in half too!
Order the lunch or
appetizer portion. Lunch and appetizer portions are cheaper and
contain fewer calories than full-sized portions.
Avoid buffets and
all-you-can-eat specials. If you're like me, you want to try
everything when you go to a buffet. That's why it's better to avoid
buffets when you're trying to control the size of your portions.
When you have no choice about where you go (like a large family
gathering or party), find the smallest plate and fill it up with the
healthy stuff like grilled chicken and vegetables first. If you must
go back for more, allow yourself one trip. And only get what you
really want. It's such a common habit to take a bit of everything,
but if you can savor one reasonably sized serving of your favorite
item, you'll enjoy it a lot more.
Choose items with
large portions of veggies. Or order salad or fruit on the side
instead of fries. If you're starving, you can fill up on
high-nutrient, low-calorie food to keep full.
Eat your favorite
"indulgence" foods every now and again. Totally denying yourself the
foods you take pleasure in is a surefire way to set yourself up for
failure. So go ahead and treat yourself once in a while to avoid
feeling deprived. But eat a smaller portion, and savor every bite.
ranks right up at the top of the list when you are talking
about good health. It is as important as eating right,
exercising, getting proper rest and avoiding potentially
harmful substances like alcohol, drugs, and tobacco. Good
posture is a way of doing things with more energy, less
stress and fatigue. Without good posture, you cannot really
be physically fit. Without good posture, you can actually
damage your spine every time you exercise.
illustrate this, think about carrying a briefcase. If you
had to carry a briefcase with your arms outstretched in
front of you, it would not take long before the muscles of
your shoulders would be completely exhausted. This is
because carrying the briefcase far away from your center of
balance places undue stress on your shoulder muscles. If you
held the same briefcase down at your side, your muscles
would not fatigue as quickly, because the briefcase is
closer to your center of balance and therefore the weight is
supported by the bones of the skeleton, rather than the
bad posture and the physical problems that result can be
accomplished in two ways. The first is by eliminating as
much "bad" stress from your body as possible. Bad stress
includes all the factors, habits, or stressors that cause
your body to deviate from your structural center. Bad stress
can result from a poorly adjusted chair at school. An
improperly adjusted backpack, or even from carrying too much
weight around in a heavy backpack.
is by applying "good" stress on the body in an effort to
move your posture back toward your center of balance. This
is accomplished through a series of exercises, stretches,
adjustments, and changes to your physical environment, all
designed to help correct your posture. Getting your body
back to its center of balance by improving your posture is
critically important to improving how you feel.
In November we begin the
holiday season. Its a time of year to enjoy family and
friends, but also a time of year we tend to forget ourselves
and our health.
To counter this trend,
November and December will feature our Holiday Coupon
program. The Holiday Coupon enables any family member,
friend or loved one you refer, to receive their first visit
complimentary. (Normally $125) This includes consultation,
examination, and body composition test.
When you or the person you
wish to send in calls in for their appointment, simply have
them mention the Holiday Coupon program.
Please call our office for your
Transitions Weight Loss Program-Classes now forming
first class lost a total of 255 pounds! Congratulations to
Jeff, Sue, Becky, Corey, Ed, George, Matt, and Stepanie
Remember-We have finally moved
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We want to
take this opportunity to thank all of you for referring your
family and friends to us!! We are honored by your confidence in
us and we thank you for your generosity and your loving concern
We extend a warm welcome to all of our new practice members!!!
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