Dr. Mark Halpern
Dr. Mark Halpern is a Chiropractor who provides care for people looking to regain their health, eliminate symptoms and live their best life. Specializing in Neurological based Care, he uses State-of-the-art techniques and equipment to assess Stress levels and Brain function so that the focus of care is on correcting the cause as well as the accompanying symptoms.
Educating the community on health and wellness is a priority for Dr. Halpern. He has published numerous articles, conducted lectures and hosted a monthly talk show on CHRY radio. He was a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Today, he presents and hosts wellness workshops open to the public covering topics such as “Healing From Within,” “Burst Training” and “Brain Based Healing.”
What to Expect
- The posture is a neurological issue
- How do you know you are healthy
- Spiritual has met the science
- The proper amount of exercise
- Having a daily schedule
- Healthy doesn’t mean the absence of symptoms
- Business awareness for Dr. Mark
- The text neck syndrome
- Daily routine for a healthier life
- What determines your stress level
Posture as a neurological Issue
Dr. Mark Halpern shares with us the story of one of his patients who couldn’t cry for six years but instantly cried after being realigned. This incident shook Dr. Mark’s practice and prompted him to study more of the neurological impacts of having a bad posture. He compares the spine as an armor system. It’s protecting the most delicate tissue in the body which is the spinal cord. Damaging the armor system means damaging what’s underneath it which causes a lot of health problems to the individual overall.
One of the most common mistakes people make today is having a forward head posture. When we look down at our smartphones or work on our desks, that puts pressure on our upper neck which recent studies have shown to contribute to heart and lung problems. Dr. Mark suggests us not to sit at our computers too long, try to lift up our screens to eye level and walk around every 20 to 30 min of work.
Ways to building better health today
The following are some of the most practical and efficient ways Dr. Mark has found advantageous for his patients:
Spiritual has met the science, the main point that our body changes are through emotion. If we can create chemicals in our brain of positivity, it changes the way our brain works. When we visualize and sit down thinking and being grateful about being healed, we create those chemicals in our brain that allow it to happen.
- Minimizing stress
Stress is not only mental; it’s physical and emotional too. Dr. Mark Halpern highlights the importance of reducing stress on all aspects to achieve better health. Exercise is helpful, but studies show that running more than 30 kilometers a week does not make a difference with being a couch potato because of the physical stress it entails. We can have the best diet in the world, eating the healthiest of foods but our body will not be able to absorb it if we are emotionally worn out. The key should be getting our brain out of the fight or flight system first so we can enjoy living a healthy lifestyle.
- Daily Time Schedule
Most of us know what to do, but we just don’t know when. The most efficient way Dr. Mark always propose to his patients is Daily Time Scheduling. Starting out with scheduling the mandatory things, then filling the spaces with the secondary ones. By the time we are done, we have a template for everything in our life that is our priority. We can always look at the system and analyze which ones need more time and which does not. Instead of having to remember everything that makes us overwhelmed, we can have a template. Dr. Mark says the most successful are the most organized, having a schedule is like creating an architectural plan for our daily life.
Dr. Mark Halpern gravitated towards his practice after suffering severe anxiety at a young age. He experienced headaches, neck pains and such so he looked for answers himself. In his desire to be as authentic as possible to his patients, Dr. Mark tries his best to walk the walk and talk the talk. Everything that makes him healthy he does to his patients too.
Getting great results is easy as long as patients commit. Dr. Mark exclaims most people doesn’t want to commit. They go to their health practitioner and say “fix me” rather than saying “I got to have a plan for me.” Our health is no one’s responsibility but ours alone. If we are living a stressful life, it’s always going to cause all types of symptoms whether it’s back pain, neck pain or other types of disease.
- “People often say if they look good, they feel good. Health has become something we react to instead of the biggest asset that we should be taking care of.”
- “The main point that your body changes are through emotion.”
- “Stress is both mental and physical, too much exercise is no good at all.”
- “You can exercise and have the best diet there is, but if your body is not out of the fight or flight mode, it’s useless.”
- “Most of us know what to do, but we just don’t know when we should do it.”
- “Instead of having to remember everything, daily time scheduling is like your architectural plan for your life.”
- “If you’re living a life that is stressful, it’s going to cause all types of symptoms or diseases.”
- “Most people don’t want to commit, they go to their doctor and say “fix me” rather than saying “I have got to make a plan for me.”
- “Health is not the absence of symptoms. My father got a heart attack caused by a scar tissue build up for over 20 years.”
- “Education is key to business awareness. If people are informed, they can decide if they want your services or not.”
- “You will never know your spine is distressed unless you get checked.”
- “The spine is an armor system-it’s protecting the most important tissue in your body which is the spinal cord. Damaging the armor is damaging what’s underneath it.”
- “If you are going to cover some things specifically for you, you’re going to feel your life is more balanced.”
- “You have to differentiate daily stress and home time. If it’s all just one blur, you’re going to get more stressed out.”
“No matter where you are or whatever you do, your circumstances do not determine your stress level. It’s your attitude towards it and how you handle it that matters the most.”