Would You Jump off a Bridge if Everyone Else Did?

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, April 4, 2011

As a child you may remember being asked, “Would you jump off a bridge if everyone else did?” This statement was usually the response you received when wanting to do what everyone else was doing or having made a decision based off of your friends and not common sense.  Your response to your parents probably coincided with your personality or mood and ranged from: “No!” “Yes, I would.” “It depends on how high the bridge is…” or some other creative response depending on your level of sarcasm.  Regardless of your given verbal response the internal response was “No way! That’s a stupid question.” Whether or not you would jump off the bridge was meant to get you thinking.  It was more of a “use your head better” metaphor.

In my thirties, I find myself becoming more and more like my dad.  Making sure I get to bed on time, budgeting, running businesses, cleaning the house, being rational, and many other things that scare me for a second and then I realize maturing is a good thing.  Maturing doesn’t mean I am getting older but rather wiser.  I can stomach getting wiser!

One of the many things I realized today is that “Would you jump off a bridge if everyone else did?” is more and more prevalent EVERYDAY in my life.  I decided recently it is the perfect rhetorical question to use as a response to get people to THINK! I haven’t started saying it YET but this May is about to be the start of yet another thing I do that my father does.  Thank God he turned out OK!

I am constantly educating people on the “what to do’s” in life.  And they are shocked! Because it is different than what they were taught by there MFTPs (mother, father, teacher, preacher) and different than what everyone else is doing.  The social norm to them is less scary but this is all perception because to me the social norm is scarier as it leads down the path of sickness, disease, poverty, and negativity.

There are a few things that I personally believe it is ok to take the option less frequently picked and not jump off the bridge with everyone else.  In my opinion, there are some choices that need thought, deep thought because making the choice that everyone else in the United States makes is pretty much jumping off a bridge.  Choices regarding Healthcare/Lifestyle, Thought, and Finances are probably the tallest three bridges with the shallowest water.

Healthcare, unless you live in a Redwood tree in California and are pretty much removed from society you know that our healthcare system is on a downhill slope and is headed NOWHERE and fast! Yet, people refuse to make any necessary changes.  They keep doing the same things they have been doing and expecting change.  The lifestyle choices we make play a HUGE roll in the decline of the American healthcare system.  The irony is that when recommendations are made to stop fast food, quit diet coke, eat live and healthy foods, get regular chiropractic care, exercise, stop all vaccines and the abuse of pharmaceutical meds there is hesitation.  Personally, I don’t get it. What the average person in America is doing is not working YET they continue to do it out of fear of being different.  Yet, being different would be being healthy, see the irony?  I have decided the perfect rhetorical question to use as a response for those who question advice on healthcare and lifestyle is simple “Would you jump off a bridge if everyone else did?”



Me: “I really think you should stop eating fast food as it has more negative than positive effects to the human body, is useless for nutritional purposes, and doesn’t decompose in landfills.”

Person: “Everyone else eats and they aren’t dead.”

Me: “They aren’t dead YET. Would you jump off a bridge if everyone else did?”

Person: “Well no that’s a stupid question.”

Me: “Define Stupid Question?”


Thought is another bridge above shallow water.  Many people live with the misconception that their thoughts are separate from their reality.  They have no idea that their thoughts DIRECTLY affect their reality.  That when their thoughts are positive, happy, full of joy, and affirming that their life is the same and abundant.  The same holds true of negative, dark, disturbing, dreary, negative past experience thoughts hold them back and rob them of a life of abundance, keeping them in their past.

We are always reminded, as children to choose our words wisely as to not hurt others because you can’t take words back once they are said.  The same rings true today, its imperative to choose our words and just as importantly our thoughts.  Realizing the power of thoughts allows you to begin to speak your life into existence.  Your words and thoughts should be catapults as opposed to anchors that hold you in your past or keep you from growing and progressing.  Speak wisely and positively, words and thoughts matter.



Me: “Did you know you have the ability to control the outcome of your life by the words you choose.  For example, using loving and affirming words and thought will create a life that is abundant in love and blessings.””

Person: “Sounds like hocus pocus, everyone I know speaks like I do and they are fine.  Life is what life is what it is and something you have to do.  You are weird.”

Me: “That’s where we differ I see life as a “get to” and not a “have to” because I think it’s a “get to”! See the difference?”

Person: “I am sticking to what everyone else does makes more sense.”

Me: “You have that right, life is beautiful as it is your choice.  But, if everyone jumped off a bridge would you do it because that made more sense because they were jumping or would you step out of your comfort zone?”


Just like most areas in our life finances are one that we learn from watching others whether family, people in our sphere of influence, or just society.  The irony is that the current model that we as Americans have is not working.  As a nation we are in debt and the average person is financially floundering.  The average American has multiple credit cards with outstanding debt, has a lack of savings and what they do have saved they have in an inaccessible location until a certain age or there are penalties.  To sum it up, most have no money and the majority of those with money have no control over their finances and their money is unattainable.  Financially they are out of balance.  Having one area out of balance throws all areas out of balance whether business, finances, relationships, etc… we must retain the intricate balance to have a solid foundation for growth.

There are so many things outside of the social norm that will allow you to obtain financial balance yet people are so afraid to step out of their comfort zone.  Creating a budget is the first easy step to make sure that you are spending within your limits and not living outside your means.  Placing 10% of your paycheck into savings and always having three months salary is a great way to feel secure because you actually have security.  Using a whole life insurance policy rather than the usual 401K allows you to over fund and still have money which is accessible if an emergency arises.   The aforementioned are some simple tricks of the many out there yet people are afraid to step out and forge a path that is different from society.

Many times I give them my friend Dr. Janice Hughes book, Inspired Wealth, to help them understand that while it is a road less traveled it is the road to financial balance. (If you want more info on her book let me know.) Jumping off the financial bridge with everyone else will be sure to land you in a pool of debt make sure you don’t follow the masses on this one!



Me: “How is your financial situation?”

Person: “Oh you know robbing Peter to pay Paul.  Thank God for my 401K!”

Me:  “You know there a lot of little adjustments you can make in terms of your finances such as whole life insurance, monthly budgeting, and saving 10%, right?

Person: “That seems a little farfetched. I appreciate it but Ill stick with the way my parents and grandparents did it!”

Me: “I get your hesitation to try something new, but I do believe it is worth a try!  I mean just because everyone jumps off a bridge doesn’t mean you will, right?”


Just like in your childhood the statement, “would you jump off a bridge if everyone else did?” was meant to make you think about your own choices and not the choices of others the same holds true today! So, start thinking for yourself and realizing different can be good especially when it opens doors to an abundant future! Life is to be enjoyed and we are meant to live a life full of blessings.  God wants us to live our life full out and have an abundance of blessings and riches! We just have to believe that and be willing to make choices that separate us from the pack! Simply stated we have to be willing to not jump off the bridge when everyone else does!

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha Nessler, Innate Girl




We Are All One Adjustment Away from Making Our Lives Work

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, March 30, 2011

The truth about life is that we are all one adjustment from making our lives work.  Why is it that the one adjustment that is so hard? So often we see what we need to do and hesitate to do it?  Even when we know that that one thing is the necessary tweak to take our lives from good to great? It is all part of the process, part of the journey.  And then once we make that adjustment it is inevitable that we look back and say,  “That wasn’t so bad”.

This concept of just one adjustment to create the necessary energy to create a shift applies to all areas of life.  Looking at life in the terms of three aspects: emotional, chemical, and physical there is always an adjustment we can make to enhance our overall well-being.

In the chemical realm there are many little adjustments we can make and I recommend doing them one by one.  Starting with water is an easy one.  Just by enhancing your overall consumption on a daily basis can increase your innate function.  Adding a lemon takes it a step farther, another small adjustment.  Other adjustments you can begin to make are increasing your fruits and vegetables, decreasing or even eliminating your grains, eliminating dairy, and adding healthy fats take your wellness to the next level.  One or more of these small adjustments simply makes your life work to it’s fullest potential.  If it’s not your style to make multiple changes at once, start with one and make the next adjustment when you are ready.  This should not be a stress.

We often think more about the physical aspect of wellness because we feel that.  Aches and pains grab our attention and make it known that they are in our lives for an unknown length of time.  What people often fail to realize is that when you take one nerve and break it down into parts it is only 10% pain/sensory nerves, with 45% autonomic and 45% motor nerves.  People are able to wrap themselves around the 10% because it nags at them and makes itself known and they push aside or fail to accept the other 90%.  There are many people who don’t even know because they have never been told. People are always shocked when I explain that their low back pain, digestive problems, and reproductive problems are all correlated.  A light bulb goes off and they get it! So, in terms of physical health a simple adjustment by a chiropractor can bridge the gap that is holding an individual back from optimal health.  Our innate thrives when our nervous system is balanced and suddenly our life begins to work. Once we are balanced physically we can get the proper benefits of working out and again we make a necessary adjustment to function better.

Our emotional state can affect every area of our body.  Many times this area is overlooked because individuals don’t want to deal with the feelings that come with making emotional adjustments.  They almost become numb or comfortable and in a sense they deny the emotional stressors they are under.  Great majorities of people are never even taught to deal with emotional stressors or worse yet are taught to stifle them and ignore them. So, dealing with them is like understanding a foreign language.  There are often times that dealing with these stressors affects our relationships with ourselves or other people.  They are especially hard when they affect the people that we love.  I just remind people not every effect is negative – even if it is perceived at that time to be.  It’s also important to remember that often in the heat of dealing with the emotional stressor is the worse, the eye of the storm if you will.  And when thinking of a storm there is always a stillness in the air after the storm that reminds us that the storm played its role.  That it was a necessary evil of sorts to re-establish balance of nature.  This is also true of the emotional adjustments we have to make in order to enhance our lives.  While they are not easy they are necessary to give us the balance we need and to allow our lives to function optimally.

In all three areas it is important that we constantly make adjustments so that we are constantly going from good to great. Some areas are easy to make adjustments and others are hard but realize the more difficult the adjustment the greater the shift.  Adjustments may not always be enjoyable at the time but it’s the result that is worth it.  Remember, we are all one adjustment from making our life work.  What adjustment have you been putting off?

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Innate Girl

My Why? for Chiropractic Defined (in the market place)

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, February 28, 2010

It’s time we get loud and proud about chiropractic! By now many of you know that Mayo came out with  their Guide to Alternative Medicine! In the book, they explained the various types of alternative medicine.  I am glad they are educating the pubic as to what is available for them in respect to wellness. BUT, what has me a more than a little fired up is their definition of chiropractic — it’s just not correct. Am I mad at Mayo? No.  I am frustrated in general and most of the frustration is toward chiropractic. We have to band together and educate the public. Let me me clear…I am not saying we have to pick a technique or agree on a set philosophical definition amongst ourselves.  But what we have to do is explain what we are and what we do to the public.

We need to explain what a chiropractor is and what he or she does.  We need to explain subluxation, mental impulse, cavitation, and innate so that people understand. They need to know the importance of nervous system balance and being checked by a chiropractor regularly.  We need to explain in layman’s terms so that laymen understand why chiropractic is true health.  It is imperative for the health of EVERYONE and the progression of chiropractic.

Within chiropractic I understand that there are various techniques, philosophies, views, and so much more and I am not wanting to get everyone to agree within the profession.   Rather, I am wanting people to know who we are, what we do and why they should get checked and adjusted by a chiropractor! As it stands most don’t know.  As a matter of fact barely 2% of the population gets adjusted! AND what Mayo says is not helping in the matter.   Mayo said we are for pain, maximum 4-6 manipulations, ask your MD, be in charge of your DCs recommendations, and they used the word “cracking”! It is something I can not and will not stand for at all!

My frustration drove me to begin searching the web for chiropractic — “what is chiropractic?”, “what is a chiropractor?”, “what is an adjustment?”, “what is a subluxation?”, and many more topics.  By the end I could see why the average person would be confused.  And many times “quack watch” was the first site to pop up, warning the public against chiropractic.  I knew there had to be a way to get the concrete definition for the public so that they knew what chiropractors are, why they should go, what a subluxation is, etc… This lead me to speaking with my amazing friend and colleague, Lyle Koca.  I told him my idea… he quickly saw both the need and my point.  On this mission he and his wife are my partners to establish ourselves in healthcare — where we belong and that we are correctly defined.  You may ask what was my idea?

My idea is to have a main website,, that clearly explains chiropractic and the whys and whats of chiropractic so that people know why and see the importance.  I have also purchased 22+ sites that will all point to the main site,  So that when people google chiropractic or anything about chiropractic they get the truth.  Not lies or a version of the truth.  It’s necessary that we preserve chiropractic not only for our current generation but for the future of chiropractic.  Because, as Dr. Brad Glowaki said, “We are borrowing chiropractic from the future.”  We owe it to the future of chiropractic to begin to educate on the TRUE DEFINITION OF CHIROPRACTIC! Please understand that if we don’t educate properly then the world will continue to be misled and miseducated.

Please join with Lyle, Shawn, and I as we work for chiropractic and with chiropractors to set the record straight.  People need to know what we know in regards to the importance of chiropractic care.  They need to know why they should go, what will happen, what we can help, what a subluxation is, and the overall benefits.

PLEASE note: It is not my intent to decide whose definition presides (Stephenson vs. Palmer, etc) or to say one technique presides over another.  But, to get the word out on chiropractic! To educate on a subluxation and the importance of detection and correction.  It is my desire people understand the importance of a proper functioning nervous system and understand innate intelligence.  Plain and simple that more people obtain a chiropractor, get checked, and get adjsuted.

I am not a fighter, I am a lover.  I have no intention of starting another war in chiropractic — we have plenty going on as it stands.  So, I am not asking to re-define can not be re-defined.  Chiropractic is chiropractic.  I am seeking to make chiropractic known for what chiropractic is and what it stands for since 1895.  So, understand my heart is pure and my passion is intense — I love this profession and am a chiropracTOR.  I will move on to save this profession regardless because it is who I am and I owe it to the future for this is not mine but theirs; not ours but theirs.  So, join with me and help educate the world.  If we spread the word, we can save the world! We have what they need…we have to speak up!

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Innate Girl, Dr. Martha Nessler

























Chiropractic (Flippin’) Rocks

Monday, February 21, 2011
Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Try and prove to me that there is a profession better than chiropractic…I dare you? I am pretty sure it can’t be done.  But, I am willing to hear you out.

I just got back from CalJam put on by the wonderful Billy D and Mary Jane where I got fully submersed in chiropractic philosophy and education! These two have done a phenomenal job of creating an event that exemplifies what chiropractic is all about! I know I am not alone when I say job well done…or I should say mission fulfilled.

So…CalJam…as I am sitting there with some of my best friends (missing a few who weren’t able to make it) my heart swelled with love for the profession and the people in it! Speakers were so purpose centered while delivering their messages with intent and clarity.  Speaker after speaker shared their love of chiropractic and for saving lives.  Many speakers shared stats in regards to society’s current version of healthcare that got me so fired up…I couldn’t wait to turn it up a notch and get louder about my convictions! I learned many “tweaks” that I can make to continually step up and serve at a different level! To everyone who shared his or her passion at CalJam, I say THANK YOU! Your impact is HUGE and your love is EVIDENT!

As I reminisced about the weekend I couldn’t help but ask myself is there a profession that is better than chiropractic? Because Chiropractic is FLIPPIN’ AWESOME! Let me share with you why chiropractic rocks.  I know you will see it my way…just read on.

LOVE, chiropractic has sooo much LOVE! Love for each other, the profession, the heritage of chiropractic, and the people that we serve.  A general love for FULL EXPRESSION of life! What other profession has such a pure and abounding love?

SEMINARS are a BLAST! I have never heard a friend say that they are excited to go to a seminar other than a chiropractor.  We love seminars! At seminars we get to join together with the people that we love and talk about what we love! Seminars give us a chance to get “dipped” in chiropractic philosophy! I doubt you will ever here gynecologists say I am going to get “dipped” at a seminar…well the “dipping” I am speaking of anyways!

While on the topic of PHILOSOPHY, I am not sure there is a profession so proud of their philosophy and so focused on preserving the sacred trust from which we were birthed. As chiropractors we strive to remain rooted in the sound beliefs on which our profession was founded and work diligently to preserve our sacred trust and maintain our core ideologies.  As a profession we seek to eliminate subluxations and to educate about the dangers of BIG PHARMA!  We know that what we know others must know too! And we are willing to scream, shout, or even sing it to be heard.   I highly doubt that dentists are screaming, “Destroy cavities” and “let’s take down Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory and Hershey’s”…but maybe? I also highly doubt that they have secret societies to preserve the sacred truth of their profession and honor their forefathers.  For us it’s DD and BJ Palmer, Gonstead, Mabel, and the list goes on!  We even make t-shirts to show our love for them. I doubt there are shirts with Lister and Fleming on them for MDs to show their love!  But, if so then rock on! Just don’t ask me to wear one!

We CHECK each other for subluxations at seminars to make sure we are fully expressing innate. I KNOW that proctologists, gynecologists, and urologists are not checking each other and I think its safe to assume that goes for most professions.  Not chiropractors we check each other multiple times to make sure that we are functioning 100% in order to serve at the highest level possible.

We EDUCATE and GET EDUCTATED! As chiropractors we strive to educate our practice members and community on true wellness and we MUST stay ahead of the curve.  On a daily basis as a society we are lied to about what being healthy is because we are taught that sickness is OK and normal. As a nation our current model of healthcare is not wellness oriented and rather than being taught we can live a healthy life free of sickness, dis-ease, and disease we are taught that we should just keep up with breaking down! NOT TRUE and as chiropractors we know something that others MUST know and most of us are willing to do whatever it takes to EDUCATE and make the SHIFT necessary to allow society to LIVE and THRIVE! We are willing to risk it all in terms of what people consider “normal” (define normal) to gain it all in terms of integrity! Show me a profession with the conviction necessary to go against the “NORM”…while the rest of the world are like sheep…where they just do what everyone else does to be liked. Most of us get that society may not like what we say at first but they will love us when they know that we know and share is the TRUTH and it’s OK to be weird when “normal” is sickness, sadness, and early death with the years leading upto death being AWFUL! Not on my watch is what I say along with thousands of my colleagues.  Our purpose is to great and fueled by our passion we are UNSTOPPABLE!

And these are just some of the amazing things about chiropractic as a profession! We are a step above on so many levels and not just in the caliber of people in our profession and our amazing positive vibe that just exudes from us but also in our knowledge of TRUE wellness and where society must go to live optimally! Now please note that this is my opinion and the opinion of MOST chiropractors…there are some who are too scared to let their light shine to bring illumination to our dark and dreary world! But, don’t worry I love them enough to share my heart with them too! And won’t stop til I am heard.

Chiropractic FLIPPIN’ Rocks!

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Innate Girl

Falling in Love with Chiropractic

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Being in love is one of the greatest feelings in the world.  Meeting someone that completely blows you away.  Everything about them warms your heart and the simple thought of them brings a smile to your face and puts a skip in your step.  When you are in love you want to tell everyone you meet, friend or stranger it doesn’t matter because you have met someone who truly matters.  Being in love breaks all rules and changes the vibration of your life simply because love is the most powerful vibration there is available to experience.  Being in love causes you to give in freely and in abundance.  When you are in love nothing else seems to matter and you are consumed. Being in love creates a sense of joy that exudes from within and warms the world around you.  A person in love is limitless and dedicated.

Being in love doesn’t have to only be with an individual.  It’s ok to be in love with life, hobbies, your calling (job), or anything that moves you.  Personally, I am willing to admit that I am in love with chiropractic! I think that being in love with chiropractic has allowed me to serve at the level which I am currently serving. Let me explain…

Chiropractic is a huge part of my life and while it is not a person it is a relationship.  Each day I get up and serve chiropractic.  I give chiropractic the same love and respect I give all relationships.  Jut like in any relationship where you give and gain…I have gained so much from chiropractic.  I haven’t asked I have just received, the balance necessary in any relationship.  I am so in love with chiropractic, not because I have to but because I want to; I want to be in love with chiropractic and I choose to.  I want to tell everyone because I know if they know what I know they too will want a relationship with chiropractic. Allow chiropractic to sweep you off your feet…just let go!

Personally, I think that falling love with chiropractic has allowed me to be the chiropractor I am and to continually evolve into an even more purpose driven chiropractor.  Today, I am recommending that you allow yourself to fall in love with chiropractic.  You won’t regret it.  Once in love you will realize the ease at which you now live your life.

Remember balance is key.  Being in love doesn’t mean fully consumed, but fully present.  You can be in love with many things; family, God, service, hobbies, life, chiropractic and more.  Allow yourself to fall and enjoy the moment.  Be present time conscious in all areas and you will remain in balance.

Happy Valentines Day!

Love.  Laugh.  Adjust.

Innate Girl

Do You Practice What You Preach?

Dr. Martha’ s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, November 8, 2010

Do you exemplify health and wellness? Could you utilize the mantra, “Be fit. Eat right. Think well. Get adjusted.”? Or would you be lying to say you do? Do you exemplify all four areas? As chiropractors it is absolutely imperative that we live out the same principles that we teach our patients.  My patients love to know that I hold myself accountable to the same lifestyle I encourage them to live.  I always tell them I would never ask them to do something which I don’t do myself.  And I would never….are you congruent?

I get so frustrated when I see unhealthy chiropractors and even more frustrated when I see unhealthy chiropractors who are struggling.  In my opinion a huge part of business success  is a direct reflection of personal success.  This applies to all areas of our personal lives.  I always say how you do anything is how you do everything and what you do speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you are saying. Really think about what I just said.

I realized one day that I don’t regularly tell my patients about my lifestyle choices but because I live them out I don’t have to.  I exemplify the wellness lifestyle.  They can tell that I workout regularly, eat a well balanced diet, think positive thoughts, and get adjusted. By taking care of the body God gave me I am a walking billboard for my practice.  People in my community know that I am different.  The same holds true for you in your community.

While for some this may seem like  a no brainer…but I know for sure this is not true for everyone.  It’s sad but true.  So, this is my challenge start with you…look at your lifestyle where do you have a gap? What could you do to get one step closer to optimal health.  Personally I reassess constantly.  I am always looking for additions to my lifestyle to increase my overall wellness and when I find something that works I share it with my practice members so that we can all grow.

Decide today what you can do to continually be your own billboard, a walking, talking advertisement for your practice and the chiropractic lifestyle.  The principle of chiropractic is that the body needs no interference: chemical, physical, or emotional.  What interferences are you tolerating? What changes or implementations can you make to benefit you, your patients, and your future patients? Realizing that the shift must start with you and with the right intention will result in a ripple effect that alters your practice.

Making changes in the area of wellness is hard for many but crucial for overall longevity.  They are forced to let go of habits and sometimes addictions which are a ball and chain to their unhealthy lifestyle holding them back from optimal wellness.  Remember ddictions don’t have to be just alcohol, street drugs, and tobacco; they can be processed foods, negative thoughts, a sedentary lifestyle or so much more.  Be a role model that allows them to see that change is possible and the teacher that reminds them change is imperative.

Start with you.  Make the necessary changes to increase your personal wellness.  Make sure you are working out regularly, motion is life.  Eat whole foods, we are organic beings not chemical creatures and food is fuel not just fun! You are what you think, uplift yourself and others with positive thought.  Sigafoose said, “Subluxations kill!” so get adjusted….REGULARLY! The aforementioned is a phenomenal base recipe for success, as you get comfortable with all four categories on a basic level begin to add to it’s complexity. If you begin to practice what you preach your community will begin to see your dedication to a wellness lifestyle.  They will see that you are different and it’s a different that is the right way to go!

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha, Innate Girl

Innate Immunity Department of Defense – WARNING Orange — Red is NEAR!


Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, October 25, 2010

It’s that time of year again when signs for flu shots are everywhere…and I mean everywhere.  You can get them at the drug store, churches, gyms, the airport, pretty much anywhere that appreciates a good kickback from the drug companies.  I personally find it hard to stomach.  The other day I tried to count the signs for “FLU SHOTS HERE” on the way to work and literally lost count and that’s in a fifteen minute drive thru town.  With that being said it’s imperative that we educate enough to create an equilibrium.  If we don’t increase our efforts, our communities will be bombarded with scare tactics luring our patients into the flu shot lines.  We must share our knowledge.

This past week there was a dialogue on my Facebook page that accumulated over 80 comments! It was very interesting and educational.  Let me explain.  The discussion was a bunch of  chiros and non-chiropractic patients — the usual.  One of the non-patients was a pregnant mother who had just received the flu shot.  When she was sharing her why it was very interesting to hear, why she was told she needed the flu shot.  As she proceeded to relay the information she had been told many chiros, including myself became concerned mainly because the information she received was very misconstrued.  I would encourage you to go to my page and read the dialogue from October 24, 2010 under the photo of chalk writing on a sidewalk to really help you understand the importance of proper education.  Personally, I am still trying to wrap myself around it all.  I don’t fully understand the why of the drug companies and the people who are under their spell but I do know that it is increasing in severity.

The United States Department of Defense uses a scale to help us understand the level of threat when traveling.  They use a color gradient scale where green is least severe and it moves up in color from there to yellow, orange, and then red.  Orange means to use extra caution as the threat is high and red is danger.  Personally, I’m going to take that scale and apply it to the danger that our society is in in relation to the vaccines and flu shots being given and the “brainwashing” that coincides.  Personally, I believe we are well in the orange and if the information remains to be misconstrued we will be well on our way to the red.  The Department of Defense uses their system to alert when in orange to use EXTRA CAUTION as it could become unsafe environment at any minute.  So, heed the same with my warning scale.  It’s could get worse at any minute.  The beauty of the Department of Defense’s scale is that the more work they do to protect us the greater the shift toward green….so, let’s apply this to my scale….we too can create a shift.  Ours occurs with education –which is the best way to equip our patients so that they can protect themselves and their loved ones.

I am here by asking you to work with me to defend our nations health care.  I am asking you to become a member of my DEFENSE TEAM the Innate Immunity Department of Defense. I am asking that you begin to provide information on vaccines and flu shots to your practice members and communities.  Educating them so that they can make an educated  decision for themselves and their families.  Please make sure you create an environment that is welcoming and provide them with open lines of communication so that they can ask the questions they have without fear.  Remember, they already have a ton of “fear” from other arenas and fear doesn’t provide a good environment for decision making.  Believe me it’s a scary enough topic that we don’t need to add anything negative to it.  When properly educated people will make the correct decision. Providing them with FACTUAL and EDUCATIONAL information is the best way! We are all in this together so if you need any resources just ask! I know I will be glad to help.  Just email me at
Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha Nessler


To Shoot or Not to Shoot?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Let’s talk flu vaccine.  D.D. Palmer said, “Compulsory vaccination is an outrage and a gross interference with the liberty of the people in a land of freedom.” Any Questions?


Whenever I am driving I am constantly reminded to stay on task and to serve at a higher level as I pass business after business offering flu shots for free or for a discounted price.  I am sickened at Big Pharma and the amount of money spent on advertising, especially when our nation is in the state that it is in economically.  As if the signage papering the walls of buildings and plastered on every billboard and business isn’t enough there is the use of television.  Big Pharma knows how many people will believe anything they hear and see when it’s via a t.v. or radio ad.  They add the aspect of fear by saying, “If you love them…” or “The only true way to protect your child from the flu and/or the possibility of death…” or “Not getting the flu yourself you can infect your child…” or “Save the elderly in your life…”.  This time of year it is everywhere I look, go, and all that I listen to via person and radio.  And to add fuel to my fire they even offer what I refer to as a “DRIVE BY SHOOTING”, where you can drive through a hospital and get a vaccine without ever leaving your car.  I am not sure how this became legal or whose brilliant idea this was but it  is completely ignorant creating yet another venue to become poisoned and with no hassle.  

My first of MANY questions regarding the flu vaccine is are there any guidelines for vaccines? Can anyone and everyone get one? What about the immune compromised, isn’t there a possibility that injecting a LIVE virus into their blood stream could decrease their immunity even more? What about really, really stressed out people wouldn’t this add EVEN more stress to their body? What testing and assessing is done to see if in fact the individual truly needs a vaccine? Or if that vaccine will make them worse and not just “protect them (yeah right)”? What are the parameters used? I don’t think there are any…that I have seen. They only say: no one under 6 months (whats the difference between 6 moths and 7 months? REALLY?), if you are already ill, if you are allergic to the flu vaccine, AND the kicker : People who developed People who developed Guillain-Barre Syndrome within 6 weeks of getting an influenza vaccine.within 6 weeks of getting an influenza vaccine. NOTE: how do you know if you are allergic without getting one? And seriously, Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a risk.  You have got to be kidding me.  One word, WOW!

Let’s put this in perspective…one is offered “drive thru chiropractic adjustement”.  In this scenario, an individual is able to drive up to my office and honk.  I come running out with a clipboard and ask them to sign to validate that I am NOT responsible for anything at all that may occur. Now note that I am not saying that bad happens with an adjustment but that I have not assessed their nervous system and have no clue of it’s level of function.  Nor do I have any clue if they have fractures, fusions, or surgical changes that may require a specific adjustment type.  Note that I have also not checked their spine and I am not aware of whether or not they have any subluxations and at what levels they have misalignment.  I can only imagine how this would all go down…it would be all over the news.  I would have the medical profession, the general public, and, HOPEFULLY, the chiropractic profession in an upheaval.  The irony is that a WHOLE LOT LESS could go wrong IF ANYTHING with this scenario and you are all probably astounded…I can only imagine what society would think.  This same scenario is also true of giving  adjustments in a grocery store, drug store, mall, and other places… like they do flu vaccines.  I’m surprised they don’t have them in arcades, movie theaters, or at parks.  I better be careful not to give BIG PHARMA any ideas.

Bringing up the irony, only a percentage of society flinches at the flu vaccine…and YOU CAN DIE FROM IT!! Or become autistic or paralyzed.  AND the kicker is you usually GET THE FLU! Why is it more rare to find someone who thinks this is RIDICULOUS…utterly and simply ridiculous??

If you are of my view point please heed my recommendations.  I recommend you drink plenty of water, eat whole and live foods in balanced proportions, get adequate sleep, slow down, take your vitamins and fish oil, most importantly see your chiropractor regularly.  Regular chiropractic care balances your nervous system and therefore strengthens your immune system.  A strong immune system is essential to protect your body from bacteria and viruses.  FYI, a weak immune system allows your body to be a petri dish for bacteria and virus making you susceptible to “BEING SICK”. FYI, getting a flu vaccine DECREASES your overall flu vaccine.

It is important that as chiropractors, chiropractic patients, and chiropractic advocates we educate like never before…we have no choice. There are more of “THEM” and they have more money…BUT, we have passion and passion is can create an unstoppable force.  Donald Trump said, “Without passion, you don’t have energy; without 
energy, you have nothing. Nothing great in the world has been 
accomplished without passion.” Think about it…how much passion can they have about shooting poison in people’s veins? They don’t. They have passion about the money they make…smiling as their pocket books swell.  Step up, we have the knowledge…it is time to share.  Come from a place of love and truth and you will be openly accepted by those who cross your path. There is no way an educated person would choose to get vaccinated.

Need more convincing? Watch this: [youtube=] Need I say more? Really would you shoot your child with this? Or drink it? Then WHY WOULD YOU PUT IT IN YOUR VEINS -DIRECTLY IN YOUR BLOOD STREAM?

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha

July 26, 2010 Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Heart-Shaped Glasses” – Start looking at others as though you had on heart-shaped glasses.  View others as intricately and perfectly placed in your life.  Realize that when you see someone differently you usually treat them differently.  Make a shift in your perception.

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

My why: A while back I had someone who I highly respect coach me on viewing others through heart-shaped glasses.  I in awe of how differently I saw the world. People were illuminated in a different light. That day I decided to just leave my heart-shaped glasses on permanently.  SInce that day I have met hundreds of people who have deeply touched my life and because I had on my heart-shaped glasses I was open to their addition and impact on my life.

While in church on Sunday, someone spoke of heart-shaped glasses; it was the first time I had heard this from someone else.  I was reminded of what a blessing “heart-shaped” glasses have been to my life and wanted to pass the pearl of wisdom along.  Go ahead put your “heart-shaped” glasses on and watch the beauty that lies ahead of you.

July 5, 2010 Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Learn to live the way you think you can’t; stop limiting yourself. The only way to grow is to do a little more than you are right now.

Love.  Laugh.  Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational