Meditation from Oprah and Chopra

Mind, body and spirit healing is what holistic health is about.  Therefore, I would like to make you aware of a fabulous online meditation offering that is going on right now from Oprah and Deepak Chopra.  Access their 21 day meditation series for a very gentle, easy way to start meditating (it’s not scary or mystical).  Meditation is a simple yet powerful way to assist you in managing stress, increasing focus, and manifesting abundance in your life.  As a matter of business fact, the 31 st richest person in the US, Roy Dalio, credits meditation as the single most important key to his success. You can go to my facebook page, Dr Michael Gottfried for the link or checkout  As always, feel free to contact me with questions or comments.

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Chirothin Weight Management

I’m in the 6th day of my Chirothin Food Plan and I feel GGGreat!!! Thinking, breathing,digestion all bodily functions are heightened.  No more morning joint aches, especially in the low back.   It’s good to know the difference of how my body can feel, when it’s functioning optimally, without clogging food interference/inflammation. I’ve eliminated gluten, sugar, and dairy from my diet. What’s left is lean protein, veggies, and fruit eaten in limited quantities along with plenty of water and a proprietary amino acid formulation, which curbs the appetite and moderates the blood sugar and get’s my body burning fat  instead of muscle.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. This revolutionary plan will be available to the public in 2014.

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Health and Wellness-Stress Can’t Live With or Without It

On Oct.16th, at 8:30AM at the Newport Chamber of Commerce I will be presenting a workshop entitled “Stress-Can’t Live With or Without It.”It will be an entertaining hands on workshop that will provide attendees with techniques to effectively manage stress at work and at home to improve their overall health. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please contact the Newport Chamber of Commerce for further information and for free registration, if you are a Chamber Member.

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“Your Food, Your Medicine, and Your Healthcare have all been DOCTORED.”The RI premier of the movie, Doctored, produced by Jeff Hayes will be shown at the Jane Pickens Theater in Newport, RI on Tues., Sept 24th at 7 PM.  Tickets cost $10 and can be ordered in advance at the Jane Pickens  website. Movie tickets can also be gotten at the door.  Four local Doctors of Chiropractic (myself included)are responsible for bringing this educational documentary to you.  After viewing this movie, you will have a clearer idea of how big money controls decisions that effect the health of you and your family.

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T’ai Chi, Wellness,and Stress Management

Recently, I presented a wellness/t’ai chi class to about 20 realtor associates at Lila Delman Realty, RI.  It was great fun for all.  The idea sprang from a discussion about stress management   Originally, I focused on  the buyer/seller stresses, but many realtors  said-” What about me? I’m stressed during the buy/sell transaction.”  So in keeping with “Lila Cares”, we had a little stress break for part of the Delman Team.

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Newport Tennis Hall of Fame Tournament

If you have never seen a pro tennis tournament, or just would like to experience a part of Newport Architecture,Culture, and Sport in a relaxed setting and classy venue, then come to the matches from 7/8-7/14. You don’t have to be a tennis player to enjoy the action. I’ve gone for over 10 years and have always enjoyed being there. Oftentimes, I’ve volunteered to play Old Fashioned Tennis.  I’ve also had the opportunity to provide Chiropractic Care to some of the pros.

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Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island

At a wonderful banquet at the OceanCliff Resort in Newport, I was elected Vice President of the 90 member Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island.  In the coming year, we will be focused on patient choice and physician equality in keeping with the coming changes mandated by Obama Care.  There is much work still to be done.  Every political/legal discussion in RI centers around reducing healthcare costs, increasing outcomes, and reducing drug dependency.  When you look at most of the studies done comparing Chiropractic to Medical Care, these desired goals are met utilizing Chiropractic Care as the treatment of choice especially with neuro-musculoskeletal problems.

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day should also honor those who have pushed for peace in our fractured world.  I know it’s quite idealistic to talk of peace in a world that’s seems to be always on the brink of war, but I really do think that  what the people of the world want is PEACE.   What I’d like to see is the leaders and their families get on the battlefield.  How long would our wars last then? While I honor those who have fought for this country, I also honor those visionaries who have had a peaceful plan.   Leaders such as Martin Luther King, and Mahatma Ghandi wanted  peaceful change.  Peace begins with each one of us, when we are more loving, forgiving, and accepting.  LOVE heals the person, the community, the country , and the world.

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If you are a small to medium sized business owner or HR person, you should be concerned with the health and wellness of your employees.  It can be argued that your employees are your most valuable asset.  Small businesses are especially vulnerable, when a key team member is out with illness/injury.  If you’d like a cost effective way to say to your employees “I care about you”, then you can have me conduct wellness evaluations and then institute inexpensive programs to assist your employees on the road to better health.

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Rebuiding Together

Saturday, 4/27, was Rebuilding Together’s push to get 3 houses on Aquidneck Island remodeled.  What I love about projects like this is that it brings people together from all walks of life to help someone out that they don’t know.  While it’s great that we can come together around crisis such as 9/11 and the Boston Marathon, I’d like to see that community spirit carryover to our everyday existence.  After thinking about the fact that in the past I got more paint on myself than the walls and lugging bricks didn’t do my back any good, I brought a  table down to do bodywork on the workers at the Middletown site.  It was a good day for those who participated and for those who received the benefits of the work done.

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