MindSet ReSet


Let’s play a little mind association - chiropractor- adjustment. They go together, right? Crazy as it might sound, this is exactly the perception that I’d like to change. 

To start with, it’s not surprising. All of your past experience tells you that you go to the chiropractor to get adjusted. I want you to take a moment and really think about what that means. It means that no matter what, you know that when you go to the chiropractor SOMETHING is always wrong with you! Isn’t that sad? It seems that human nature makes us assume that something will always be wrong with us.

When patients come to my office, we have a mindset “reset.” We work on retraining our brains to understand WHY we go to the chiropractor, and also how we should feel when we go there. I love helping my patients feel better in their bodies. It’s why I became an upper cervical chiropractor in the first place. The body has an amazing ability to heal itself when it’s allowed to function the way it was designed to.

In my office, utilizing upper cervical (UC) chiropractic care, I’m able to check a patient using objective testing (a thermal scan) to see if they are truly stuck, or if their body is just stressed out and needs some other form of help and self care. Many times the brain and nervous system are doing exactly what they were designed to do (self healing), but we have overused them to a point where they’re not actually stuck - just in a state of high stress.

Using the scan allows me to determine if patients truly need an adjustment or not AND lets me help them focus on ways to feel better while their body is doing its job. This new mindset allows them to see how amazing the body truly is -- that it can actually hold a correction and that they can keep making improvements so that they don’t need to get adjusted as often. 

So let's try this again - chiropractor…checkup! I mean, how much better is it to focus on how well your body can function? I try to relate it to going in for a mammogram, pap smear, or prostate exam. You go in, pay for the test, and truly hope nothing is wrong! Wouldn’t you love to go see someone with an optimistic outlook on your health? Someone who also does a happy dance with you when you find out you don’t need an adjustment because your body is being awesome?!

Of course, if you do need an adjustment (think of this as a tiny nudge in the right direction) we can do that, and then focus future check ups on maintaining that correction. It takes the body time to heal, time to rest in between adjustments and time to do its job. Come in with a positive mindset and the assumption that your body is adjusting itself!

Next time you're not sure if chiropractic can help you, just remember this association-chiropractor ... brain and nervous system ... all major functions of the body. Your visit is a check up, and having your most important system checked should bring you peace of mind. Chances are, your body is healing itself!

To find out if this could be what you're looking for connect with me!

Here is how NOT to find a chiropractor...


I'm sure you've wondered how to decide who is the best chiropractor to work with, there are so many options to consider when making a decision. Today, I wanted to share how NOT to choose a chiropractor:

1. PRICE: The cheapest or most expensive chiropractor may or may not be the best fit for you. A good bargain for your wallet, may not be the best for your health.

2. DISTANCE: Just because there is a doc down on the street corner, doesn't mean they should be your first choice. Quality care that offers superior results is worth the drive! (I personally drive an hour to see mine!)

3. TIME: Are you looking for a quick fix or lasting results?

4. IN-NETWORK PROVIDER: Having health insurance is a great thing, but I would never let an insurance company determine what I can and can’t have for my health care. They have a legal obligation to make shareholders money, sometimes by denying the services that I need.

5. SKIPS X-RAYS: 95% of us have some type of malformation in the top 3 bones of the neck. In upper cervical chiropractic care we like to say "To x-ray is to see, to see is to know, and to know is NOT to guess!" Do you really want someone guessing with your health?

Instead, here are two things you might want to try instead:

1. Look for a doctor with amazing testimonials and use the referral of a friend. 

2. Call the doctor yourself to see if you connect and they're the right fit for you. 

If you'd like more information on if we'd be a good fit, click the button below!

Upper Cervical Chiropractic May Help Reduce your Blood Pressure


As I continue to meet more and more people in my line of work, I am always surprised to learn just how many people in today's society are on blood pressure medications.

While I've never claimed that upper cervical care will help reduce blood pressure, there is an understanding that if the brain stem and surrounding blood vessels are compromised and unable to communicate properly within the body, then our natural systems would not be able to properly maintain normal function. If there is no compromise and the atlas (first bone in the neck) is in its proper place, then the body should be able to use its natural mechanisms to regulate blood pressure.

A study completed in 2007 showed just this. Published in the Journal of Human Hypertension, the placebo-controlled study completed by an upper cervical chiropractor and an MD showed that the upper cervical procedure has the effect of not one, but two blood-pressure medications given in combination.

Those who got the real procedure saw an average 14 mm Hg greater drop in systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure count), and an average 8 mm Hg greater drop in diastolic blood pressure (the bottom blood pressure number). Some of these patients were even able to get off their medications.

Upper cervical chiropractic was even featured on Good Morning America for its success with helping reduce neurological stresses leading to normalizing of blood pressure for those patients.

Make sure to share this article with anyone who is suffering from hypertension that may want to try an alternative to their current health care options!

Want to be Healthier and Happier? Try Increasing Your Orgasms.


3 orgasms a week cut down on heart disease by about 50%. February is Heart Health month and heart disease is a top killer for women. Orgasms reduce stress, improve cardiovascular strength, and make you feel better.

We all lead busy, intense lives that seem to never stop.  Devices, kids, work, relationships all take time, that there never seems to be enough of. I often hear, ‘I am too tired to have sex.’ What ongoing effect is this having on your life? It could be shortening it.

When we climax, oxytocin and other endorphins are released into our bodies. These chemicals bolster the immune system, lift our mood, improve sleep, create emotional bonds, and even act like high-end cosmetic products! Yes, you read that correctly. The endorphins and chemicals discharged during an orgasm, stimulate the production of collagen. Collagen improves skin tone and texture, reducing wrinkles and cellulite. The ‘healthy sex glow’ is not a myth, your skin improves after great sex.

When we look better, we feel better and when we are happier, we are healthier and more fun to be around. We even make more money. Orgasms also reduce stress and calm nerves. Stress in our lives trigger a myriad of health problems including high blood pressure and heart problems, asthma, diabetes, depression and anxiety, gastrointestinal issues, headaches, and obesity.
The lack of sex in a relationship is a top reasons couples argue. Think about the way you feel when you are having fantastic sex. This could be with a partner or self-pleasure. Everything in life is a little easier and smoother. Those everyday irritations, stresses, and agitations, such as traffic or your honey not taking out the trash, melt away. I call sexuality, life’s lubricant.

So, the next time you are feeling a little down, need to reduce your blood pressure, or have a headache, add some sexy time to your day and it will improve!


About the Author:

Tiffany Yelverton is the founder, and Chief Sexinista® of Entice Me®. Her mission is to change the way sex is talked about and to educate and entice people to have more pleasurable, fulfilling, and healthy sex lives.

hrough coaching, workshops, private Sexy Soirées, keynote speeches, and consultations, Tiffany has helped men and women connect with themselves, at their sexual core to feel sexier in and out of the bedroom.

E,mail: tiffany@enticeme.co
Website: www.enticeme.co

Is Your SUPERPOWER Activated?


Have you ever marveled at people who are aging gracefully, adapting to new physical demands, still able to do the things that give them joy year after year? Do they have a secret super power that the rest of us don’t possess?
Sadly, we all probably know more people who are struggling with aches, pains and illness that are slowing them down. We may even view this as normal, just something to be expected as we get older.
But the truth is, our bodies were designed to adapt to changes over time. The human body heals itself continually. Not only after injury or illness, but all the time. The constant replacement of red blood cells (at a rate of about 100 billion a day!) is a great example.
Our bodies are always working to detect and correct imbalances, to adapt to our current environment and to function perfectly. The brain-to-body communication that our nervous system provides is the key to self-healing. When interference with the nervous system inhibits communication between the brain and the body, our self-healing process starts to break down. This shows up in our bodies in a number of ways, even affecting how we age. Studies show that the brain controls the signaling pathways that provide resistance to stress on a cellular level – a key to reducing the effects of aging. A properly functioning nervous system can improve not only your current health, but your longevity.
Are you ready to reclaim your superpower? You can turn your body back into an adaptability specialist with upper cervical chiropractic care. Diagnosing and correcting just one tiny area of the spine alleviates interference in the nervous system. This allows the rest of the spine to reset itself. The end result? Your body works as it was designed to. It adjusts, adapts and heals – that’s powerful!
So if you’re suffering with symptoms that you chalk up to “normal aging,” think again. Struggling as we age is not normal. It’s a sign that our self-healing process is stuck. Let’s turn your body back into the amazing adapter that lets you live happy, healthy and pain free!

Dump the New Year’s Resolutions & Do These 3 R’s Instead!


We’re almost a week into the new year and most people have already given up on their resolutions. Exercise and/or health related goals are at the top of most people’s resolutions and they are usually never met because of 1 of 2 reasons: they are too general or they are not realistic.

To set yourself up for success this year, I want you to throw out what you’ve already written out and try again right here, right now with the following 3 R’s.

For the sake of simplicity, I’m going to use exercise as an example, but you should be able to use this for all of your resolutions/goals this year.

Many people jump into the new year by saying they will “exercise more” or “work out 30 minutes, 3-5 times a week.” While this is a fabulous goal to try and get to, if you haven’t exercised in the last 6 months or so, you’re going to be overwhelmed by the time you need to put into your schedule, the possible DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), and just how tired or sick you might feel mid work out because you haven’t done it in so long.

Here’s how to approach it instead:

Realistic: Create REALISTIC goals. If you haven’t worked out in a while, you don’t need to jump into 30 minutes, 3-5 times a week. Start small and change the goals as you succeed. For some of you that may mean just 5-15 minutes, 3-5 times a week. For others it will be as simple as taking a family walk every evening after dinner. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Just realistic and doable. When you meet your goal decide if you’re ready to increase it.

Reward: The next big thing with goal setting that my mentor taught me is to REWARD yourself! It’s no fun to accomplish a goal and not feel the reward, it doesn’t make your brain want to try again! Make sure your goals are proportional to the goals you set. Say you initially thought you would try working out again after you got a new pair of shoes or yoga mat. Instead, create your small goal and give yourself a small reward – even if it’s a simple as a yoga mat! The new wardrobe will be needed as a reward when you hit the bigger goal, I promise! So here’s the deal – create the realistic goal – set up the proportional reward – meet the realistic goal – REWARD YOURSELF! And – FEEL THE REWARD! Make sure all your cells know what it feels like to be successful so you can and want to do it again.

Restart: Now that you’ve met your goal you get to RESTART, make it just a little bit bigger and the reward a little bit better. Continue to do this and you’ll eventually get to your big goal. There is not rush to get to the final result and I promise your body appreciates the time you gave it to adapt to all the changes. Here’s another thing – if you didn’t make your goal. It’s totally okay. RESTART and do it again the next week with the same reward. The good thing about the New Year is that it’s just an over glorified Monday morning! That means you have 51 more of them this year!

There you have it be REALISTIC, REWARD yourself, and RESTART the process! Your keys to success in reaching your goals this year!

Leave a comment below with one of your first goals and how you’ll be rewarding yourself!

Holidays Can Be Happy, Healthy & Pain Free!


December brings joy and festivities, but it also can increase our stress. Despite our efforts to slow down and focus on what matters most, the normal hustle and bustle of this season often affects our overall health.

For some, the holidays can create difficult demands on our time, relationships or finances. For others, the “I can do it all” mentality kicks into high gear this time of year. That’s stressful! And even if your month is filled with fun activities with friends and family, December can take its toll. Simply juggling more commitments and feeling the holiday crunch on our calendars can prompt physical problems, from aches and pains, to decreased immunity, to less emotional resilience when we face stressful situations.

The interesting thing is, from a physical standpoint, our bodies don’t always react proportionally to stress. When we perceive stress, our nervous system responds, even if the stressor is not a true physical threat. Over time, the affect of even small stressors may be enough to kick our bodies into “fight or flight” mode. And that can create problems. The typical result is getting stuck in a negative neurological pattern, rather than adapting and coming back into balance, as our bodies were designed to do.

When functioning properly, our bodies have a wonderful ability to adapt and adjust. Stress undermines that natural ability. With upper cervical care that aligns the top vertebrae, our spine can reset itself. This alleviates pain, bolsters immunity and helps the whole body heal. So this year, make your own holiday wellness plan and hit the “reset” button on seasonal stress.

My holiday wish for you is to spend the season happy, healthy and pain free!

Dr. Nimira's Top 5 Wellness Gifts


It’s December and whether you partake in the holidays or not, you’ll probably have to get a gift for someone this month!

With so many options out there, these are my Top 5 Wellness Gifts* for family, friends, and colleagues.

1. Water Bottle: Sadly, 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated and dehydration can cause headaches, fatigue, and digestive issues among other things. My philosophy is that you can never have too many water bottles! My tried and true hydration bottle has always been my 32oz Nalgene Tritan Wide Mouth bottle, but you can also try the newly popular Hydro Flask Double Wall Vacuum Insulated bottle for those that like to keep their water cool or warm. I prefer the 32oz bottle because you don't have to refill it as often and the weight of the bottle naturally makes you drink more frequently so that you're not lugging around a lot of weight!

2. Teamotions Tea: This unique tea was created as a tool to help you tend to your heart. Each tea contains adaptogen herbs and other healing botanicals that restore balance, boost immunity, and increase your body’s resistance to stress and are to be used daily to cultivate a heart-centered approach to emotional health and healing. The original 6 teas are Discover Joy, Seek Peace, Achieve Clarity, Have Hope, Find Strength, and Enjoy Rest. You can buy them here.

3. Massage Gift Certificate: Many people consider massage a luxury item and hardly ever make it to see a really good massage therapist. With all the work we make our body do on a daily basis, I truly believe that massage should be a necessary party of one's self care routine. Treat your favorite person to a massage! For a referral to my favorite massage therapists in the Conejo and San Fernando Valleys, send me an email!

4. A New Pillow: There are 2 kinds of people in this world. One has had the same pillow for the last 20 years (not hygienic) and the other has tested out a ton in the last year! The latter usually has trouble sleeping due to pain or other circumstances. In addition to letting them know about this post, treat them to a Snuggle-Pedic Pillow. A fully customizable treat, they and you'll never try another pillow again! You can get one right here in Agoura HIlls at Selectabed or on Amazon.

5. Instant Pot: The Instant Pot craze is holding strong. Its a great gift, especially for the busy person who wants to make a quick and healthy meal for themselves and family. There are tons of cookbooks, blog posts, and Facebook Groups dedicated to sharing new, easy, and healthy recipes for all types of eating lifestyles. The 8 qt is probably the best deal because we can all easily make small dishes, but having it available for large family meals, gatherings or pot lucks is always a plus. I know that this one is definitely on my wish list!

There you have it, my top 5 wellness gifts that can be used year round and are practical things most people think twice about before buying for themselves.

Share in the comments any other wellness gifts that you've received in the past that you loved and ones that are on your wish list this year!

Happy Holidays and many wishes for a happy and healthy year ahead. Remember, if you know someone who is struggling with their health, share this post with them and let them know I’m here to chat! I’d love to see if I can help someone who’s lost hope in getting past their struggles and living the life they deserve.

*The items shared are endorsements for my favorite things. They are not affiliate links and I do not receive any commission from purchases.

Finding Natural Migraine Relief Has to Start with the Brain Stem


Most people who suffer from migraines have their first one in their teens or early 20s. 9 out of 10 experience the first attack before age 40. In some cases, women who experience migraines may see a connection between this condition and their menstruation cycle. About half of female migraine patients find this to be true. Therefore, one may conclude that hormones can be connected to the onset of migraines in some patients.

How Changing Hormone Levels Increase Migraines

Interestingly, nearly half of female responders who have migraines stated that their condition worsened when they went through menopause and afterward. Once again, there may be a link to a change in hormone levels. Women report that both severity and frequency of attacks increased during this time. 

Something else to consider, however, is that the brain stem has been seen to play a part in migraines. This is important because the brain stem has the important job of controlling breathing, digestion, and regulating hormones, among other things. Therefore, if the brain stem has stopped working at its optimum, migraines may be the end result. What causes a problem with the brain stem?

Finding Help for Migraines

A study compiled the results for 101 headache and migraine patients who received upper cervical chiropractic care. They reported seeing improvement in as little as one or two adjustments. Yes, all of them saw a decrease in the amount and severity of headaches or migraines. Some even saw the problem completely resolved. 

The issue here has to do with the C1 and C2 vertebrae. If they are misaligned, they can be putting undue pressure on the brain stem, causing it no longer to work properly. Communication between the brain and body breaks down, culminating in migraines and other health problems. 

Using a gentle technique to help the bones of the neck to move back into place naturally, allows the body to take over and repair any damage. Once normal function of the brain stem is restored, many have found that migraines are greatly helped.