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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Check out our Services

We offer state of the art Chiropractic care.  This is performed Nationally acclaimed Chiropractor, Dr. Stuart Lakernick. In addition to his degree in Chiropractic, he is a professor at Burlington County College, where he teaches Anatomy and Physiology.  He also holds a degree in Neurology.  This gives him a unique perspective when evaluating a patient.  Instead of just looking at the orthopedics of a joint, He takes into consideration, the neurology of the situation.  

We offer Massage therapy.  This is performed by four of the leading therapists in the region.  All our therapists are licensed by the Pennsylvania Board of Massage Therapy.  There are always two therapists on staff daily. 

Laser hair removal, Skin Rejuvenation, and Spider Vein Removal is also available.  This is performed by Maria Byrne, Esthetician.  We also have the revolutionary Ion Cleanse Full Body Detoxification.  

The level of skill, dedication, and professionalism sets us apart.  We receive many referrals from area physicians.  We take the team approach when managing patients.  If we can't help you, We will find someone who can. 

Allergies bothering you? try this

Millions of people suffering from a wide variety of conditions, allergies included, have benefited from chiropractic care even though chiropractic is not an allergy treatment. Why? Because chiropractic is a method of health care that permits your body to function at its best. That is especially important if you suffer from allergies. But first, let's find out, what is an allergy? Your immune system keeps you 100% natural, organic, unadulterated you! It recognizes and destroys anything not supposed to be in you: bacteria,* viri, pollutants, dust, pollen, drugs, tumors, dead pieces of your own cells, and even artificial hearts and donor organs.** (Metal and plastic, however, don't trigger an immune reaction.) A healthy immune system means high resistance to disease and infection, better ability to deal with stress, and greater health and well-being.

Immunological Diseases

    Your immune system is influenced by your nerves and hormones, by your diet and by emotional stress. If unhealthy, your immune system may fail to recognize and remove abnormal cells (such as cancers); may not overcome infection; may overreact to foreign substances (bee stings, penicillin, foods or drugs); become depressed (as in AIDS) or even attack itself!

Allergens & Allergies

    The most common immune disorder is the allergic reaction which occurs when the immune system overreacts to an allergen (dust, pollen, milk, dog or cat dander, strawberries, etc.) and produces too many neutralizing chemicals (especially histamines) to counteract it.

* Bacteria normally live in some parts of your body (i.e. your gut and skin). When bacteria travel to places they shouldn't be, then your immune system will attack them.

** Organ recipients must take drugs to suppress their immune systems so these "foreign" organs are not rejected.

Your immune system keeps you 100% natural, organic, unadulterated YOU. It recognizes and destroys anything not supposed to be in you.

What Causes Allergies?

    No one knows for sure, though according to some authors childhood vaccinations are suspect. As writer Walene James has stated: "Vaccination lays the foundation for autoimmune diseases and other disorders of the immune system such as rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever, lupus erythematosus, scleroderma.... It is reasonable to assume that our contemporary 'epidemic' of allergies has at least some of its roots in the practice of vaccination."

The Orthodox Medical Approach To Allergy Treatment

    Orthodox medicine has no cure for allergies, only treatment, and, according to Robert Mendelsohn, M.D., "You can depend on most doctors to largely ignore the cause ... unfortunately, their treatment is often worse than the disease, especially since the relatively safe folk-measures of yesteryear have been replaced by the sophisticated, dangerous drugs of modern medicine."
    Since runny eyes, irritation, redness, fullness in the sinuses and other allergy symptoms are caused by histamines, antihistamines are often prescribed to dry mucus membranes. However, antihistamines can cause serious heart problems and should not be used with alcohol, sedatives or tranquilizers.     More recently Canadian researcher Lorne Brandes, in an article published in the May 1994 journal of the National Cancer institute, has produced research showing that certain antihistamines (Claritin'", Hismanal" and AtaraXT") make cancerous tumors grow faster in lab rodents.


    Clinical studies have shown that breastfed babies have fewer allergy problems than formula-fed babies. Non-breastfed babies also have a higher incidence of more severe infections.

The Chiropractic Approach

    By releasing stress on the nervous system, chiropractic permits the immune system to function more effectively-something all allergy sufferers need. A nervous system without stress functions more efficiently. Recent understandings in psychoneuroimmunology reveal that when the nervous system functions better the immune system benefits.     Chiropractors correct a basic cause of body malfunction to improve the function of your immune system. Please note that the chiropractic approach is to remove vertebral subluxations, a common spinal distortion that puts stress on your nervous system. Freed of nervous system stress, your body will work more effectively to neutralize the allergy-causing chemicals in your environment. As Dr. Kurt Donsback has said: "A healthy body is capable of neutralizing these toxic substances and a body which has malfunctioning defense mechanisms cannot. The emphasis on allergies must be on building a healthy body, not on trying to use evasive tactics by eliminating all the allergens."

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

About Dr Stu...

When Dr. Stu was a teenager, he had severe migraine headaches. Back in the 1970s, there weren’t nearly as many MRI centers or headache clinics as there are today. His family doctor tried to help, but the drugs he prescribed lost their effectiveness, and the side effects were unbearable. He had an MRI because the doctor thought he had a brain tumor. As it turned out, he didn’t.

Dr. Stu's dad suggested that he visit a chiropractor. After his examination, he adjusted his spine. Dr Stu's neck never felt better in his life.He has not suffered from migraines since.

That experience motivated Dr. Stu to become a chiropractor. He finished his undergraduate work at Temple University in 1980, worked in Atlantic City for a few years, then entered Life Chiropractic College at the age of 29 in 1988. He subsequently earned a secondary degree in neurology from Logan Chiropractic College in St. Louis. 

Dr. Stu opened his office in 1992 and has helped thousands of patients since then. Local doctors refer patients to him because he has earned their trust. So many of hid patients return to him because He's been able to help them. For Dr. Stu,there’s no greater reward.

What Exercise Should I Undertake While Cleansing/ Detoxing?

As you can imagine, during a detox it is not a good idea to put your body under too much strain or stress through exercise.  However, this does not mean that all exercise is forbidden during a detox (you don't get out of it that easily!).
The detox process aims to give your body an opportunity to cleanse itself, flushing any toxins from your system and therefore there are several types of exercise that can help with this process and that are recommended while detoxing.  These types of exercise typically focus upon aerobic exercise in that the exercise aims to increase your heart-rate into your 'fat burning zone' (intensity of around 6-7 out of 10) and encourage deep, diaphragmatic breath that helps flush your lymphatic system.
While anaerobic (resistance) training is very highly recommended when not detoxing, this type of exercise (along with high intensity aerobic training (HIT) can be quite stressful on the body during a detox and can therefore inhibit the body's ability to repair itself effectively. 


As mentioned, the intensity level of exercise during a cleanse/detox should remain within the 'fat burning zone'.  By this it is understood that your heart-rate should not exceed a certain level.  This is particularly for those who chose running as their form of exercise as it is very easy to exceed your maximum heart rate. 
The 'fat-burning zone' is different for everybody.  To calculate this zone, we recommend the Stu Mittleman method.  Stu is an ultra marathon champion and set the world record for running the 1,000 mile run (he completed it in 11 days) and also holds the US record for the Six Day Run: 578 miles (96 miles/3.7 marathons per day!).  Stu also ran across America in 55 days, at a rate of 52 miles per day in 2000.  We can consider him to be somewhat of an authority on aerobic training and running!
Calculating your Heart Rate Zones
The method for calculating your heart-rate zones according to Stu is to subtract your age from 180.  This defines your uppermost limit before you start burning sugar instead of fat.  Have you ever finished a run and felt dizzy and queasy?  This is because you were burning sugar instead of fat!  When exercising at this level, the exercise actually becomes anaerobic instead of aerobic and serves more to increase muscle strength/capacity. Indeed, while training above this zone has many benefits and uses as part of a wider training regime - it is far too intense while detoxing. 
The fat burning zones are broken down into three stages, at the lowest level of intensity is the warm-up zone, followed by the mostly aerobic pace (MAP) and then the most efficient pace (MEP).  MAP is the zone where the most fat burning takes place and it is within this zone that you should concentrate your efforts whilst detoxing in order to give yourself a work-out and to help flush your lymphatic system.
Using myself as an example:

180 - my age (25) = 155

MEP Upper Limit = 155
- 10 = 145
MEP Lower Limit = 145
MAP Upper Limit = 145
- 10 = 135
MAP Lower Limit = 135

-10 = 125
Warm-up Zone = 125-135

Unless you run frequently, it will probably be fairly difficult to keep within the warm-up and MAP zones whilst running and therefore you may need to intersperse your running with walking, perhaps for 200 meters every kilometer in order to keep your heart-rate down. 
Knowing your Heart Rate
Obviously, the best way to know your heart-rate is to wear a heart-rate monitor.  However, if you do not own one of these, you can still roughly estimate which zone you are in using the following guidelines:

Signs of being in MAP or MEP:

- you can still talk normally without being short of breath
- your vision is clear and you have heightened senses of smell and sight
- you are in a steady, comfortable rhythm
- you would rate your level of intensity somewhere between 4 and 7 (at the very most)
Signs of being out of the fat-burning/aerobic zone:

- you are short of breath, especially when talking
- you may feel dizzy or nausea
- you do not feel comfortable
- you are looking forward to finishing!
- you would rate your level of intensity as above 7


As quoted by NASA, exercise on a rebounder is “the most efficient and effective exercise yet devised by man”. It is an excellent, non-impact, aerobic exercise gained by bouncing on a mini-trampoline.
The benefits of exercising on a rebounder / mini trampoline are astonishing and have been promoted significantly within the last decade. It is a unique exercise in which a weightless state is achieved at the top of each jump and then land with twice the force of gravity on each bounce. This shift in gravity benefits every muscle and cell of the body and provides huge benefits to the lymph system.
On studying the benefits of rebounding, NASA found that a 150-pound individual spending one-hour on a rebounder will burn more calories than the same person jogging for an hour!
Rebounding is great for a cleanse/detox as it:
- strengthens the glandular system
- helps to increase circulation and oxygen flow.
- conditions and strengthens the heart which allows the resting heart to beat less often.
- It provides an extremely effective 'no impact' exercise
- it increases metabolism which assists the body in burning more calories.
- increases the performance of both the heart and the circulatory system
- stimulates the flow of lymph fluid through the lymphatic system
- enhances digestion, relaxation, sleep patterns, nerve impulses and muscle fiber


Swimming and cycling are both great when cleansing/detoxing as they are both renowned for being extremely efficient, low-impact, aerobic forms of exercise.  Swimming is particularly good for a detox as it very relaxing and therapeutic as well as being a great muscle conditioner. 
Both forms of exercise are also detox-friendly as they allow a fairly high level of control over your heart-rate and therefore allow you to ensure that you do not exercise with too great an intensity.  They both also encourage deep diaphragmatic breathing which is especially important when cleansing/detoxing.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Have a Safe Memorial Day

Before we celebrate the unofficial start of summer, the summer beer drinking season, the first days at the beach, cookouts, family and friends, we need to pause and reflect on the reason for this long holiday weekend and remember those who served their country giving up their lives or part of their lives so the rest of us might have a weekend like the one that begins today. No words better embody the feeling for Memorial Day more than those of the Gettysburg Address. I send it to you all as I remember Memorial Day and the service of my Dad, John W Krawczyk, who served with the Calvary Division in the Vietnam War and all those others who gave so much to defend our country. Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

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One of the greatest inventions of the last seven years, in my opinion, is the wonder of the “foot detox”. Let me reiterate a snippet from the Ion Cleanse Brochure”

“A Walk On the Beach"

The Ion Cleanse creates precisely the same Environment as a walk on the beach, only more powerfully because your feet are in direct contact with the ions being manufactured in the water. Place your feet in the water, turn on the unit and within seconds, millions of ions enter your body and begin to neutralize these tissue acid wastes. Fats and mucous residues found in the water after bathing reflect the wastes that have left the body during the 20 to 30 minutes session.”

I expect a client to release whatever they need to in any session.  I have had several units from various companies over the years; and having said that, now I only use ion cleanse In my opinion it is the best of the best!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Free Spinal Screening

Stop hurting and start healing with a FREE spinal screening offered Lakernick Health and Wellness.  This 5-minute, non-invasive painless screening assesses all 96 joints of the spine and measures range of motion within the neck, shoulders and spine.

Patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to be part of the discussion.

Proper biomechanics of the spine plays an important role in your physical health. Because "normal function" of individual spinal joints can be difficult to self-identify, spinal screenings can be very valuable. Small or undetected spinal problems often lead to neck & lower back pain, or other more serious problems. Over 50% of the population will suffer from back pain at some point in their life, however less than 7% take preventative measures to avoid it. A spinal screening can detect early indicators such as poor posture, decreased range of motion, muscle weakness, spinal misalignment and even loss of skin sensation. Many spinal conditions are degenerative, meaning if they are left untreated they will only get worse. Don't let this happen to you. Call today to schedule a free screening. 

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yoga is for Men too

Getting men to identify with yoga has long been a challenge in this country. It doesn't matter that yoga, since its beginnings in India thousands of years ago, has mainly been taught and studied by men. Restrictive American immigration laws of the early 1900s stunted the spread of Indian culture on these shores, and only a handful of influential yogis arrived here through the decades
Physical Benefits
Today i am more limber and i am religious about a one-day-a-week private sessions. I attributes my daily vitality and still-strong golf game to Warrior Pose variations that open his shoulders, hips, and back. "My handicap was 10 as a kid and I'm still at about 13," he says. "Not bad for a guy who works all the time." Elasticity also helps men who are determined to play all day. Barry Zito, the 28-year-old star pitcher who's spent most of his career with the Oakland A's, serves as a role model for any jock who's determined to stay injury free. Building up muscle mass and repeating the same athletic motions day after day and year after year only adds to a body's tightness. Which is all the more reason why Zito, who's been in the majors since 2000, likes to brag about a statistic other than wins and losses. here are some great poses for spinal health

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Really? Never Brush Your Teeth Immediately After a Meal

Is there ever a bad time to brush your teeth?
Most of us believe that proper dental care means flossing and brushing often — at a minimum, twice daily, as the American Dental Association recommends. Those who are particularly diligent may brush more often, after meals, snacks or sugary drinks.
But research shows that brushing too soon after meals and drinks, especially those that are acidic, can do more harm than good. Acid reflux poses a similar problem: While it might seem like a good idea to brush after a reflux episode, doing so can damage your teeth.
Acid attacks the teeth, eroding enamel and the layer below it, called dentin. Brushing can accelerate this process, said Dr. Howard R. Gamble, president of the Academy of General Dentistry. “With brushing, you could actually push the acid deeper into the enamel and the dentin,” he said.
In one study, a group of volunteers were followed for three weeks as researchers examined the impact of brushing on their teeth after they drank diet soda. The scientists found an increase in dentin loss when brushing in the 20 minutes after drinking soda. But there was considerably less wear when brushing took place 30 or 60 minutes afterward.
“It is concluded that for protection of dentin surfaces,” the authors wrote, “at least 30 minutes should elapse before tooth brushing after an erosive attack.”
In the meantime, to get rid of acid, Dr. Gamble suggested rinsing the mouth out with water or using an acid-neutralizing mixture: one part baking soda, eight parts water.
Never brush immediately after an acidic meal or drink. Always wait at least 30 minutes.