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Word Camp Word Games Prizes!!!

Here is the wordcamp wordgames starting page.

Here is a list of all of the super rad prizes you can choose from if you win!
Also, those who host a contest, if you are at wordcamp, you can choose a prize too after your game is completed!
If you are a host and your favorite prize gets grabbed up, let me know and I will see what I can do to make you happy! :)

All of the below products come with the following warning, Not to be used by anyone over the age of 12 or under the age of 21. May cause bloating, writers cramp, early onset dementia, writers block, and on rare occasions euphoria. May contain peanuts, plastic, animal products, and substances that are legal only in the state of Virginia. Do not use if operating heavy machinery, while breathing, or under the influence of PHP. Early discontinuance may result in the use of Blogger for an indefinite period of time. Only choose a prize that you are certified to operate in the state of California. Side effects may include an uncontrollable urge to try Ruby on Rails. If this happens, please contact a doctor.
Use common sense with the prizes and don’t hurt yourself or anyone else! If you use them in an overly irritating manor, we may both get kicked out of wordcamp 😉

As soon as you win, come find me, I will be wearing a red shirt and look a lot like this! (The one without the blonde hair.)
Prizes will be handed out to winners and game hosters on a first come first serve basis, so no lolly gagging!

Hosts of games! After your game is over come find me and get a prize!

Here is a list of the prizes, and if you hang on till after I have dinner, I will try to post some photos of the prizes!


Authentic Super Mini Portable San Francisco Bridge and Cable Car Snow Globe because it “always”snows in San Francisco!

Pastilles Chocolates

Wooden Golf Tees

NBA Basketball Pen

Major League Baseball 5 Stack of Stick Pens

San Francisco Cable Car Bridge Spinning Key Chain

Red Resin Chinese Buddha that looks embarrassingly like me.

Easy Chopstick – (actually you get two) with finger holders and serrated teeth to grab food!


Ten Inch Glow Sticks – Please save till it is dark.

Your Own Redwood Tree! Or at least the seeds to grow one.


Glow in the Dark Drink Stir Sticks

Glee Gum Made With Rain Forest Stuff

Black Cherry Almond Cliff Bar

Cool Mint Chocolate Cliff Bar

Altoids Curiously Strong Mints

Trader Joe’s Milk Chocolate Bars

Calculator that can actually add subtract multiply and divide

Handgrip Strengthener

Zwipes Markers

Japanese Tea Garden Wooden Flute

Trader Joe’s Dried Cranberries

Official Japanese Tea Garden Cookie and Cracker Selection

Trader Joe’s Salted Peanuts

Botan Japanese Rice Candy

Mini Stroop Waffles

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Truffle Chocolate Bar

Wolverine “Don’t put your eye out” Yo-Yo

Totally Rad and potentially very irritating undisclosed Asian Country drum thingy purchased

Trader Joe’s Peppermint Tea

Play Dough Soft Pack (For those outside of U.S. this is not food.)

Marvel heros Poprock Candy

Big Enough to get you sick 14 oz Sunburst Jelly Bean Bag

BBQ Sunflower Seeds – David brand

Authentic Simulated Chinese Take-Out Box Twin Dragon Fortune Cookie Box

Pair of Camouflage Bandannas, also Made In China

USA Bandanna (Ready for Fail Blog) Made in Chine Bandanna

Sudoku Cube

21 Piece T Handle Screwdriver and Bit Set

MY PERSONAL FAVORITE Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Ready for Wordcamp 20″ Beach Ball!

2 Catcher Playset Webbed Racket Ball Catch Game Thingy

TV Guide Crossword Puzzle Book

Almost a 1000 page Sports Illustrated 2007 Almanac

Air Max Sling Rocket

Water Bomb Water balloon (Don’t use at wordcamp) bomb darts.

14 Foot Jump Rope

Spider Man, I have no idea what this is, hang on your window pillow thing.

Who’s your daddy license plate holder

If you don’t like the way I drive stay off the sidewalk, license plate holder.

Ping Pong Balls and Paddles

Zelda Twilight Princess spiral notebook

Over 100 Page Batman Begins Photo Book

2008 Harley Davidson Calendar

2008 Barbie Twins Calendar

Whiffle Ball Set

Badmitten set

Air Squirt 3000 Power Pump Squirt Gun

Theeeeaaaaats All Folks!
dk

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Diabetes and Chiropractic

I would never dream of writing anything about what is below, as I don’t think anyone would believe me. The below is a letter written by Laura a patient of ours about her diabetes after receiving chiropractic.
Just for the record, I have treated many patients who had Diabetes who had no improvement in their blood sugar.
I am not saying anything. I am just publishing her letter, with her permission of course :)
Everything below this on this page is written by Laura.

Dr. Klein,

I want to take a minute to thank you and your team for the support and wonderful work you do. When I came to your office for my initial evaluation, I was already diagnosed with pre-diabetes. I was checking my blood glucose level once in the morning (fasting) and once in the evening (1-2hrs after dinner). The morning range I need to be in is 60-120 and I was on average measuring 119 to 125. The evening range I need to be in is 160 or less and I was on average measuring 150 to 160.

I have been in your office on a regular schedule for adjustments and for the last 1.5 weeks have had my morning blood glucose measure 90 to 96 and my evening range has been 140 to 120. This is a huge accomplishment for me and I am excited for the continued success with controlling my blood glucose.

I could not be doing this with out your help!

Thanks!
Laura C.

Migraine Guest Blog by Mandy

When I was eleven years old I fell from my fifteen foot tree house and landed on my neck. I was a little scared and had the wind knocked out of me, but besides that I felt fine. Four months later I began to feel the symptoms of a migraine: dizziness, blurred vision, and a pounding sensation in my head. I went to many doctors and variety of specialists, but no one could figure out how to help me. They prescribed me many medications, but they never completely healed me. It was not until weeks later that I was referred to a chiropractor. After the very first visit I started to feel better. But it wasn’t until many years later that I was old enough to understand what made chiropractic care different.

The human brain controls everything your body does. It is connected to the rest of your body by nerves. These nerves go through your spine. When your spine is out of alignment, it pinches on the nerves. This makes it hard for the brain to tell your body what to do. If the brain cannot talk to your body, your body doesn’t know what to do. Once your body stops working correctly, you will start to feel symptoms. A chiropractor can put your spine back into proper alignment, so that the nerve is no longer being pinched, which will let your brain talk to your body again!

When you have a migraine, you can only feel pain, which is known as a symptom. This symptom can be created by a nerve being pinched between your skull and your top vertebrae. Once this happens you can begin to feel a migraine. This pinching can be fixed to allow your brain to send the correct information to the body, and even back to itself! This is why you might also have the symptom of nausea or vomiting. If your brain cannot send the right message to your body, many parts of the body may not work as well. This is why chiropractic care is so important, because it can align the top vertebrae again to release that pinched nerve. After the nerve is released, you may very well begin to feel much better!

Without constant chiropractic care I would never have been able to live a full life. With each adjustment, my symptoms faded away and I began to feel healthier. I know that it is much safer to have my spine in proper alignment than to rely on medication to cover-up my pain. Since coming to a chiropractor I have decreased headaches, pain, and migraines. It has helped me in every aspect of my life, and it has created a new world that is medication-free! Everything has changed since my first visit, I can only hope that one day each person will be able to experience it for themselves!

Wordcamp San Francisco 2008 Fabuloso Hotel Deal

As anyone who knows me knows, I am a huge WordPress and Wordcamp fan. Huge. I just got the most amazing hotel deal for Wordcamp 2008. Even though the offical blog has not announced it yet, the the wordpress.org site shows the event will be on August 16th

So here is how I found the ridiculous hotel deal.

I went to hotwire.com and searched for hotels in San Francisco. It lists 4.5 stars west of Union Square. The only hotel of that level I could find in the map area is Campton Place Hotel. This place is listed as a 4.5 or 5 star hotel.

I called the hotel directly and asked them about it. Without even blinking, they asked I that I call back during business hours and speak to the in-house reservations. They matched the reservation price of hotwire, while letting me reserve there directly.

I promised the hotel I would not tell the price online, but if you e-mail me I will tell you what I paid.

You basically end up paying around twice what the Motel 6 by Los Angeles Airport charges for one of the hotels listed by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the best places to stay in the world.

What is better than going to a real “street” un-conference like wordcamp, while staying in a 5 star hotel. Leave me a comment or shoot me an e-mail if you are staying there, we can have breakfast!

dk

Emily

This is being written for Emily who is in charge of continuing eduction in our office.
Anyone can follow this and get an incredible patient education in chiropractic.
I suggest studying our cartoon books in the following order.
Small Stuff
The Missing Owners Manual
Signals
Symptoms
Two Way Flow
What You Need to Know

Joy of Ocean

I will admit it. The past 6 months I have not been working out as much as I usually do.

I usually stay a little on the heavy side, but also usually work out around 3 hours per week or more.

The last 6 months for a variety of excuses I have been averaging less than this.

Yesterday I went up to Orange County to visit a friend Neil Patel. He was helping me with a few internet things, and got done very quickly. After lunch I started driving south. I was compelled to go to the north end of Laguna and explore the beaches. Even though I life guarded in south Laguna for many years, on some beaches literally know the location and shape of many rocks, I have spent very little time on the beaches north of main beach Laguna.

In my wanderings I came across Crescent Bay. It has been raining the past few days, so I was not expecting much. By the time I got out of the car, and made it down to the beach, the clouds had parted and the sun was just pouring down.

The beach is about a quarter of a mile long, and as the name says, forms one long Cresent of lovely clean tan colored sand. The beach slopes steeply into the water, and the waves rise up fast and break hollow and hard. For Laguna standards the waves are a bit soft, not like the spine breakers of Aliso where I used to work, but still enough to dislocate the shoulder of the average tourist.

The houses in the area are each one a small palace, perfectly maintained, parked on a circle shaped street with only one entrance. It really feels like paradise, or an area from the 1960’s, not like a beach and neighborhood of 2008. The beach had only a few dozen people on it.

I left my gear on the lifeguard tower as no one was in it, and I could keep half an eye on it there. I started a slow run toward the far end of the cove. As I got to the end of the cove there was one house with a small beach shack literally hanging from the cliff. It was in one of the most picturesque places in California. It was beat up and disheveled, but all I could think is that I would gladly trade all I own, just for that one room shack hanging on the cliff.

As I got to the end of the cove I was greeted by a puppy bull dog who wanted to run with me. His owner, and friends, true Laguna locals were playing a game I have never seen. Nowhere in California have I ever run into a more creative group, then those who live in Laguna. If some anthropologist were to follow the roots of much of what becomes our casual language and dress in the U.S., I am sure they would trace much of it back to Laguna. What they were doing was a game of beer horseshoes. They had poles set up with red beer cups on top of them, and then threw Frisbees at the cups. If you knocked down the other teams cup, the other team needed to drink a beer. It was actually beautiful to watch. They looked like a group, maybe just past college age, who had been friends for a few decades. Beer and plastic red cups can be part of a valid textured culture as much as any other.

I did a few loops of the cove until my calves were burning well. Then I stopped and found a couple of 14 year olds playing in the sand. I asked if they were locals, and they proudly said they were. I then asked if there were any submerged rocks in the surf that you could hit. They said not here. This by the way is a very, very important thing to determine when visiting a new beach.

The waves were only two to three feet, but with unfamiliarity, and a bit of out of shape-ness I approached tentatively. I had forgotten my surfing glasses, so my vision was a bit off.

After 20 minutes of boogie boarding my apprehension dropped and I really got into the groove of the beach. I remembered how much I have always loved the ocean. Literally love it. It was so beautiful. The rocks curved out the two ends of the cove, with some large rock formations jutting out of the water and the far ends to punctuate the cove.

Afterwards I went up on the beach and did crunches, pushups, and some other basic exercises until my body was well spent. A very satisfying feeling indeed.

I finished with a small bag of pretzels while I watched this amazing cove play out the end of its day.

I vowed to return soon with my wife and friend Mark.

So, thank you ocean, I do love you.

Betsy’s New Chiropractic Blog

When I search the term “chiropractic blog” in Google, I only show around 5,000 matches. When you realize that most of them are probably talking about a chiropractic blog, and are not actually a chiropractic blog, you quickly realize what a rare animal it is.

One of our newer patients Betsy who was referred to us from UCSD medical school, has been gushing so much about chiropractic and asking how she could help spread the word that I gave her a chiropractic blog on our site.

Here is the beginning of her health care adventure.

What makes the whole thing even more thrilling is Betsy’s era. I will simply give you one of Betsy’s own quotes from her blog, “I was really surprised when she said there are only a few “geezers” like myself.

To be honest, I am 43 and most people my age don’t have myspace or facebook pages, and barely even understand what a blog is. In the Geezer catagory, you won’t find too many bloggers, and especially not about chiropractic.

I am finding it very interesting to read the same story I live in from her perspective. This whole blog thing is very new to her, so if you stop by, please leave a comment. I am sure she will be thrilled.

Funny Chiropractic Office Pics

These are just some random silly photos from the past few months.

Here is my patient Glen’s girlfriend’s hunting dog.
hunting dog 1

Here is Glen holding the hunting dog correctly.

Here is Glen demonstrating how to use the dog for hunting.

Here is Hector getting adjusted in the parking lot in Mira Mesa on my day off.