Monday, January 3, 2011

A New Year... and a New You!

Happy 2011 Everybody!
I wanted to take a minute to encourage you to take better care of yourself this year.  Most people say they will, but few actually do.  So I thought I would share with you some simple ways to take better care of yourself (in no particular order... just brainstorming here).

  • Drink more water!  And, by the way, water means water.  The "water" in juice, soda, tea, coffee, etc... does not count!  Check out
  • Be Active.  Walk more.  Play more.  Take the stairs more.  Be outside more.
  • Sleep.  At least 7-8 hours per night for most of you.
  • Decrease coffee and alcohol, and replace with water!  Stimulants & Depressants (coffee & alcohol) should definitely be reduced.
  • Exercise.  Cardio (walking, running, swimming, etc..) 3-5 days per week for 20-45 minutes per day.
  • Exercise.  Strength Training (weights, pilates, push-ups, sit-ups, etc..) 3-5 days per week for 20-45 minutes per day.
  • Chiropractic Care!  We keep your spine in alignment and keep your nervous system working better.  When your nerves are happier, your body is happier.  This will help keep you healthier!
  • Be Social!  Hang out with friends and family and have fun!
  • Don't eat fast food!  Fast Food Is Not Food!
Just a quick note, and I hope it is helpful.  Please contact me if I can be of service to you, your friends, or your family!

                                        Be Well,

Dr. Brian Stanton, D.C.
949-533-4670 Cell

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Your Health is Your Life...

...Don't Lose It!  I used to tell my Dad this about 20 years ago.  Now, after taking care of people for so many years, I am reminded DAILY of this!  YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR LIFE, DON'T LOSE IT.

I see people that have made many poor lifestyle decisions that have "caught up" with them.  Things you do today will either make you healthier, or lead to sickness and dis-ease in your body.  You can have it all ($, looks, personality, cars, houses, huge flat-screen TVs, etc...), but without your health and wellness you cannot enjoy it. 

It is awfully hard to enjoy life if you are constantly out of breath, or in pain.  It is hard if you always have a normal headache (BTW, there is no such thing as a normal headache!  There are only common headaches for some people).

Just this week, for example, we have helped (meaning the patient told us how much better they were after their treatment) people with:
Migraine Headaches
Sinus Headache with Congestion
Neck and back pain (of course)
Shoulder Pain
Ankle Pain
Foot Pain
"Walking Crooked."

Just to name a few.  The last one seems funny, but just think... if you are able to move and walk better and without pain, then you will be more active.  The more active you are, the healthier you will be!

Also, if you don't need to take drugs or medication to treat these conditions, then you will be healthier!  If we can help you stay healthy and well without the use of meds, then you will be healthier!

Healthy People don't need drugs!

Be Well,

Dr. Stanton

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Authenticity & Being Real

The other day I was thinking that one of the things we really want from people is for them to be honest and open in their dealings with us.  We want people to be authentic, meaning that they should be who they are with you, with other people, and with their loved ones. 

I come across many people whom I know I can help, but they are super skeptical of what I tell them.  It can be as simple as me telling them, "I think I can help you feel better and have more energy."  If they choose not to listen there is not much I can do, but it drives me nuts because I know that I can help them!

Please find below more information about me (this is also on my website  Perhaps this will help you to "know me" a little better, and know that who I am is who I am.  I work hard at being authentic and above reproach in all areas of my life!

   I am…

A Chiropractor practicing in Costa Mesa since 1998.
I am a Palmer Chiropractic  Graduate.
 I enjoy taking care of children and their parents… keeping them healthy & well!
My Mission is to help as many people as possible, especially children.
A Graduate of Pepperdine University.  I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Medicine.
A Christian & a student of the Bible.
A Husband– I am blessed beyond belief, & have been married to Lisa for 15 years.
A Father- I have three beautiful kids:
A twelve year old son – He loves to golf, skateboard, skimboard, swim, surf & play water polo.
A nine year old son – He also loves to golf, skateboard, swim, & play water polo, as well as hunt for bugs, frogs, lizards, & snakes.
       A seven year old daughter – She loves gymnastics & swimming.
A Volunteer – I am an AYSO certified referee & coach.
A Friend– “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
A Swimmer – I love to swim in the ocean & in pools, especially with my kids!
A Reader – I love to read Fiction, Health & Wellness, & inspirational books.  Some of my favorite fiction authors are Clive Cussler, Vince Flynn, Robert Ludlum, & Brad Thor.  I also recommend George Foreman’s book: God in My Corner
A Former Huntington Beach Ocean Lifeguard & EMT– as great as it was, being a chiropractor is better!  I love helping people improve their lives & helping them stay healthy and well!
Here, waiting to take care of you, your friends & family.   I believe that chiropractic is the greatest form of health & wellness care available, and would love the opportunity to serve more people in the community.   We also offer seminars in our office to help you heal quicker & get well faster!
Available to speak on health & wellness to the community.I love to speak wherever I am welcomed.  I have spoken to the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce, church groups, computer companies, Curves fitness centers, health fairs, home-school groups, Kiwanis, and to faculty & staff at UCI.  Please let me know if you are interested in setting up a seminar or a talk.
Working hard to provide amazing service and be above reproach in all areas of my life.
Available to answer any questions that you may have regarding your health & wellness.
Giving you my cell number so that you may reach me anytime!                (949) 533-4670
Looking forward to improving the health & wellness of my community, with your help!

Thank you for taking the time to read this and getting to know me a little better.

I hope that you are happy & healthy.

I look forward to helping you live a healthier, more energetic life!

Be Well,
Dr. Brian Stanton

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Your Health is Your Life...

Your Health is Your Life, Don't Lose It!

Here is the deal... YOU NEED TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF! No one else will. We all grow up and get older and the older you get the more likely you will have health challenges. Whether these challenges are a result of poor health habits or some sort of accident or injury, it doesn't matter. A challenge is a challenge!

The fitter you are, the easier it will be to "fight" or overcome whatever comes your way. Let me illustrate: It is much easier to rehab and recover from an ankle or knee injury if you are in shape ( stronger muscles, more energy, and aren't overweight). If you are out of shape, the extra weight and weaker muscles and lack of energy will all impair your recovery!

I write this because it's hard for me to see so many people not taking care of themselves for the future! Any disease or accident or surgery will be better handled by you if you are fit! This includes your spine, by the way!

This is a tiny bit of what I want to write, but I will continue later.

Be Well,

Dr. Stanton
Chiropractor in Costa Mesa, CA

Monday, April 26, 2010

"Wellness Wisdom"

Welcome to my 1st blog! I created this so that I may share some "wellness wisdom" with you. We live in a crazy sick world, and by sick-I mean not healthy! Many people come in to my office and tell me that they are healthy, and yet they are on 3-5 medications! Healthy People don't need drugs and/or take drugs (but that is for a later post).

I see the world very simply. We make choices every day that either make us healthier or sicker. It is all about choice. We either choose to be healthy-or not (there are always exceptions... don't get upset)! What I mean is, we choose to eat healthy and do healthy things, or we don't. We choose to drink water, eat healthy, get a good night's sleep, exercise, socialize, work hard, and play hard. We choose to love others and serve others. We choose to have a good day. We choose...

Water, soda, juice, beer, coffee, wine... what will you choose? When? Why?

Fast food or real food?

Exercise or not? Swim? Bike? Run? Walk? Weights?

Chiropractic? Acupuncture? Nutrition?

To be healthy and well it is important to THINK ABOUT what you are doing. You will either do it or not! Without thinking about it, you cannot be healthy, but 'thinking about it' leads to better decisions that will positively impact your overall health and wellness!

Journey with me to see where this blog goes. Hopefully it will get you to think more, and then you will make smarter choices, which will then lead to a healthier life.

Be Well.