Common Sense Often Times Trumps Scientific Zealotry


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At the Arctic Circle a prehistoric couple was discovered frozen in ice.  After they were slowly thawed out, it was discovered that the sub-sub-freezing temperatures had actually kept them alive.  

They were identified as homoresearchus and homacademius, and lo and behold they actually spoke a form of English.  When asked what they were doing in such a hostile environment, they answered that they were doing a controlled clinical study to either prove or disprove that newly discovered fire actually provided warmth and protection from the cold.

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I have been really getting back into the physical culturist side of my personality, which includes writing, and getting prepared to relaunch my businesses BetterLife Seminars, and Fat Then Fit Now. In doing so, I am constantly pursuing the internet, reading and filling my mind with the latest information available.

However, if you read anything that I write, including my book, you have probably taken note of the fact that  I don’t spend a whole lot of, if any time, talking about all the science or research.

Why?

Because my focus has always been on the person, whether it is a patient I am treating in my office as a chiropractor, or clients I motivate to take control of their health through Fat Then Fit Now.   What is important to me, and should be important to those of us who help others, is taking the whole  of the information and effectively applying it to those who seek us out.

Some folks become so myopic, that they lose sight of the fact that the human body, and human physiology is not static — in actuality; it is very dynamic!  Scientist and researches did not build the human body from the ground up as is done with a building, car or computer —  we are forced to reverse engineer the anatomy and physiology of people.  This means, thankfully, that not everything follows a static plan, and not all of us will react identically to the same stimuli.

Just because I read, participate in conversations about and understand the “research“, doesn’t make a basic, common sense approach any less true or effective.  Yes, it is important for us clinicians to understand the science, but it is also important to not get so lost in it that we lose sight of what is most important — helping people.

I am often baffled at those who strongly desire and require to complicate even the most basic concepts.  Carole Sampson, over at her former blog, CarbSaneR did a review of my book Obesity Undone, and she encapsulated my point of view in a two sentences.

    “It isn’t about pointless rat studies and attacking other people. It is about the human side of the obesity problem and about how changing one’s mental attitude is critical.”

That is the point of everything I write or say.  Do I understand the physiology of digestion, metabolism, lipolysis , anabolic/catabolic effects on muscle tissue, liver, kidney, pancreatic functions, etc…?  Yes I do, but I don’t discuss them, because, when it comes to improving health and well-being, losing weight, getting fit, etc…   what over 15 years of clinical practice has taught me is — most people don’t care that much about the minutia.  All that matters to those who are suffering is — does it f*(&ing work!?

I remember when I was first out of school, because chiropractors are often treated as second class health care providers, I felt the need to overcome this misconception and over-explain every little detail of diagnosis and treatment.  I hated the term “slipped disc” because even though orthopedic and nuero surgeons used it, I understood to “slip” a disc wasn’t possible.  I refrained from using “sciatica,” because my education taught me it was merely a descriptive term and gave no indication of the root cause of the problem.  I was trying to educate my patients with minuscule detail and big medical terms.  Boy, I was an asshole.

It was after a few months in practice, I had a migraine headache sufferer in my office, that I came to realize the truth.

This person had been a patient for about 2 weeks, and I was doing what I was taught in school, adjusting her neck.  I was having limited success,

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when on this particular visit, the patient’s migraine became exponentially worse after a treatment.  I was unsure what to do, so I put an ice-pack on the neck, turned out the lights, and made a phone call to one of my clinic mentors, Dr. Violini.  Dr. Violini was about 80 years old and had well over fifty years of practice experience.  I often tell people that my education prepared me to be a doctor — but it was Dr. Violini who taught me what it was to be a chiropractor.  To make this short; Dr. Violini told me to adjust a certain segment, one that we had never been told in our education that would help with headaches.  I questioned him, when he said — JUST GO AND MAKE THE ADJUSTMENT!  So, I did and the migraine abated immediately.  I called him later and asked him why it worked.  Dr. Violini said, in his heavily Italian accented English; “I don’t know.  When I was first in practice, like you, same thing happened, my boss told me to adjust — I did, headache went away.”

Through a lot of research and a chance meeting with a gentleman who was a chiropractor, medical doctor and neurologist — I finally learned the reason why this particular adjustment worked.  Excitedly, I shared this newly discovered information with my many migraine patients.

Do you want to know something?

Not a single one of them cared.

They were simply glad they no longer suffered from frequent migraines, and didn’t have to any longer take medication.

There are plenty of academics, researchers and bloggers out there who are so dogmatically attached to science, that they are almost religious in their worship.  As I wrote in an earlier posting, they become so focused on examining a droplet of water — they miss the majesty of the ocean. These folks can’t wrap their minds around a simple fact — in many cases, low carb eating works, and no matter how many studies support or contradict this truism — most overweight or obese people don’t care — they simply care that they drop weight and become healthier.  And, isn’t that what is truly important?

Instead of worrying so much about the worshiping at the altar of science, perhaps to undo obesity, a little common sense is all we really need. 

Aloha, Ciao and Stay Healthy,

Joe

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************The information contained herein is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease or disorder. The posting and videos do not apply to those with an underlying medical or hormonal condition. I advise anyone embarking on a weight loss and fitness plan to have a thorough medical evaluation. You want to be sure that you are physically able to exercise and you don’t have any underlying medical conditions No guarantees are made or to be implied.************

How or Why Does It Work?


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I have been really getting back into the physical culturist side of my personality, which includes writing, and getting prepared to relaunch my businesses BetterLife Seminars, and Fat Then Fit Now.  In doing so, I am constantly pursuing the internet, reading and filling my mind with the latest information available.

However, if you read anything that I write, including my book, I don’t spend a whole lot of, if any time, talking about all the science or research.  Why?

Because my focus has always been on the person, whether it is a patient I am treating in my office as a chiropractor, or clients I motivate to take control of their health through Fat Then Fit Now.   What is important to me, and should be important to those of us who help others, is taking the whole  of the information and effectively applying it to those who seek us out.  Some folks get so myopic, that they lose sight of the fact that the human body, and human physiology is not static — it is very dynamic!  Scientist and researches did not build the human body from the ground up as is done with a building, car or computer —  we are forced to reverse engineer the anatomy and physiology of people.  This means, thankfully, that not everything follows a static plan, and not all of us will react identically to the same stimuli.

Just because I read, participate in conversations about and understand the “research”, doesn’t make a basic, common sense approach any less effective.  Yes, it is important for us clinicians to understand the science, but it is also important to not get so lost in it that we lose sight of what is most important — helping others.  I am often baffled at those who strongly desire and require to complicate even the most basic concepts.

Carole Sampson, over at her blog, CarbSaneR did a review of my book Obesity Undone, and she encapsulated my point of view in a two sentences.

    “It isn’t about pointless rat studies and attacking other people. It is about the human side of the obesity problem and about how changing one’s mental attitude is critical.”

That is the point of everything I write or say.  Do I understand the physiology of digestion, metabolism, lipolysis , anabolic/catabolic effects on muscle tissue, liver, kidney, pancreatic functions, etc…? Yes I do, but I don’t discuss them, because, when it comes to improving health and well-being, losing weight, getting fit, etc…   what over 15 years of clinical practice has taught me is — most people don’t care that much about the minutia.  All that matters to those who are suffering is — does it f*(&ing work!

I remember when I was first out of school, because chiropractors are often treated as second class health care providers, I felt the need to overcome this misconception and over-explain every little detail of diagnosis and treatment.  I hated the term “slipped disc” because even though orthopedic and nuero surgeons used it, I understood to “slip” a disc wasn’t possible.  I refrained from using “sciatica,” because my education taught me it was merely a descriptive term and gave no indication of the root cause of the problem.  I was trying to educate my patients with minuscule detail and big medical terms.  Boy, was I an asshole.

It was after a few months in practice, I had a migraine headache sufferer in my office, that I came to realize the truth.

This person had been a patient for about 2 weeks, and I was doing what I was taught in school, adjusting her neck.  I was having limited

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success, when on this particular visit, the patient’s migraine became exponentially worse after a treatment.  I was unsure what to do, so I put an ice-pack on the neck, turned out the lights, and made a phone call to one of my clinic mentors, Dr. Violini.  Dr. Violini was about 80 years old and had well over fifty years of practice experience.  I often tell people that my education prepared me to be a doctor — but it was Dr. Violini who taught me what it was to be a chiropractor.  To make this short; Dr. Violini told me to adjust a certain segment, one that we had never been told in our education that would help with headaches.  I questioned him, when he said — JUST GO AND MAKE THE ADJUSTMENT!  I did and the migraine abated immediately.  I called him later and asked him why it worked.  Dr. Violini said, in his heavily Italian accented English; “I don’t know.  When I was first in practice, like you, same thing happened, my boss told me to adjust — I did, headache went away.”

Through a lot of research and a chance meeting with a gentleman who was a chiropractor, medical doctor and neurologist — I finally learned the reason why this particular adjustment worked.  Excitedly, I shared this newly discovered information with my many migraine patients. You want to know something? None of them cared.  They were simply glad they no longer suffered from frequent migraines, and didn’t have to any longer take medication.

There are plenty of blogs out there who are so dogmatically attached to science, that they are almost religious in their worship.  As I wrote in an earlier posting, they are so wrapped up in examining a droplet of water — they miss the majesty of the ocean.  These people can’t wrap their minds around a simple fact — in many cases, low carb eating works, and no matter how many studies support or contradict this truism — most overweight or obese  people don’t care — they simply care that they drop weight and become healthier.  And, isn’t that what is truly important?

************The information contained herein is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease or disorder. The posting and videos do not apply to those with an underlying medical or hormonal condition. I advise anyone embarking on a weight loss and fitness plan to have a thorough medical evaluation. You want to be sure that you are physically able to exercise and you don’t have any underlying medical conditions No guarantees are made or to be implied.************

What’s Weighing You Down, w/Dr. Marilyn Gansel on Fitness Radio.


What’s Weighing You Down, w/Dr. Marilyn Gansel on Fitness Radio.

I recently had the opportunity to appear on “What’s Weighing You Down, w/Dr. Marilyn Gansel on Fitness Radio.

Below is the description from Dr. Gansel’s page.

Hear Dr. Joe’s transformational story of going from “Fat Then to Fit Now!” What motivated Dr. Joe to change his life–to go from almost 350 pounds to looking amazingly fit and healthy? Learn about his three D’s and three E’s and how they fit in to the overall plan for successful weight loss. Dr. Joe Leonardi, D.C. is the president and CEO of Leonardi Chiropractic Wellness Office, PC and BetterLife Seminars by Fat Then Fit Now, INC. He is the author of the life changing book, Fat Then Fit Now; A Life Beyond Weight Loss. He has a B.S. from University of the State of New York and his Doctor of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College. He is an adjunct faculty at Luzerne County Community College teaching Anatomy and Physiology. He has acted as the team chiropractor for the Arena Football League 2’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers, the semi-professional football teams the Scranton Eagles and the NEPA Miners, the women’s roller derby Coal City Rollers and has provided chiropractic care at powerlifting and strong man events. He has made numerous television, radio and internet appearances to discuss the topics of fitness, wellness, obesity, childhood obesity and how childhood obesity relates to bullying.

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Simply Put: Fat To Fit or From Existing To Living!


How and why I went from simply existing to truly living; my trip from fat to fit!

Do you walk into a restaurant and look for a table because you can’t fit in a booth?

Do you always take an elevator because even one flight of stairs leaves you exhausted and out of breath?

Is the simple act of tying your shoes a contortionistic maneuver?

Not all that long ago, my answers to the above questions would have been a resounding and embarrassing — yes!

I had finally tired of compromising my life, so on a fateful day in March of 2008, for the first time in two years, I hopped upon my dust-covered scale. The spring moaned and groaned as the needle revolved past the end of its’ limit and ventured into the “additional” numbers printed smaller and in red. The pointer bounced several times in a range of about ten pounds. I hoped it would stop at the lower end — it didn’t. I held my breath and peered down over the beach ball ballooning from my abdomen — I couldn’t quite see the rather large and over-sized dial. With a gale forced inhalation I sucked in my gut and strained once again to see the dreaded digits.

There it was, scales don’t lie, 3… 4… 0… That is not a typo; three hundred and forty ponderous, pachydermian pounds. In just over a pair of years I had added more than one hundred pounds to my previously well proportioned frame. I released my breath and heaved a heavy sigh. At least I could console myself with the ten pounds that clothing adds — never-mind; I was only wearing a pair of light cotton shorts.

Eventually, I stepped back. I paced the floor in stunned disbelieve. I knew I had gained weight, but there was no way I was over 300 pounds, let alone close to 350. Surely, after so long without use the scale must be out of calibration. That was the answer. I looked around and found a forty pound dumbbell. I placed it upon the platform expecting the number to possibly reach 80. No such luck — the indicator stopped spot on at 40.

SIMPLY EXISTING!

It was official — in medical terms I was morbidly obese. In layman’s terms, I was fat.

The initial step to overcoming many problems is to first admit you have a problem. Even with the numbers staring me in the face — I still wasn’t ready to admit it. Later that day I arrived at my practice and had my office manager, Linda, photograph me from the front and the side. I downloaded the pics to my PC and was prepared to see just a large, big-boned guy staring back at me — what I saw was anything but. Staring back was a pin sized head atop a rotund, pear-shaped body.

I was ready to admit it — I had a problem.

When I arrived home, I dug deep into the closet and found some old clothes. On the bed I placed them side by side with my current wardrobe. It was eye-opening. There is a stark contrast between a size 38 and a size 54 pants, between a size 56 and a size 46 sports coat, and you wouldn’t believe the difference in the lengths of the belts. I shook my head wondering how this could have happened. Oh yeah, then I remembered, plenty of burgers, fries, pizza and pasta, followed each night by two servings of ice cream — blasted Ben and Jerry for those single serving containers.

The next day I headed down to Danko’s and reactivated my long dormant membership. The owner, Larry Danko, cheerfully greeted me. I told him I had to get back in shape and with an optimistic and confident tone he told me, “You can do it.”

The date was March 5,2008.

I have recaptured my physique, but more importantly, I have recaptured my wellness. Being a health care professional I am very aware of the potential damage I may have done to myself. However, I am blessed with being cared for by a cadre of skilled physicians. Dr. Sordoni, my general practitioner, has ensured my overall well-being with complete and thorough exams. Dr. D’Alessandro, my cardiologist, has run me through ECG’s, EKG’s, a stress test and even a cardiac catherization, encouraging me that my heart is okay. And Dr. Juan Gaia, of Valley Open MRI, read my coronary CT scan adding his reassurance that, at least for now, there are no apparent signs of damage.

I find it extremely difficult to swallow when overweight people tell me that they are happy the way they are; God knows I dropped that line myself enough times. It is impossible to be happy going through life struggling with simple, every day tasks. More importantly though, is that I have lessened my risk for obesity related maladies.

Obesity is a direct cause of some serious diseases; serious, PREVENTABLE, diseases. Obesity is not just a concern among adults. It is a growing, dare I use the word, epidemic concern with our youth. Type II diabetes, which is commonly referred to as adult onset diabetes, is showing up in children as young as ten years old. We have a grave public health problem, one that does not need to exist.

Utilizing what I like to call the three D’s; desire, determination and discipline, if you suffer from the

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ailment of obesity, you too can conquer it. I didn’t have surgery. I didn’t use any drugs. I changed my eating habits and I exercise seven days a week. It isn’t glamorous, it isn’t hip, what it “is” is just old school logic and self-control.

I was asked recently that if now that I lost the weight, I thought I was going to live longer. I pondered the question and paused before I spoke.

I said, “I honestly don’t know, however I do know one thing, I am living better.”

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Physical Culturist and Chiropractor, Dr. Joe Leonardi is the author of the life changing book, “Obesity Undone” and a contributor to NaturallySavvy.com and CarbSmart.com. He is available to appear on any talk radio, internet podcast or television outlet.

He has appeared on 94.3FM’s The David Maderia Show, What’s Weighing You Down, w/Dr. Marilyn Gansel on FTNS radio, Nurture and Nutrition on Blog Talk Radio, Low Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore and Friends, BlogTalk Radio’s Toni Harris Speaks, Internet Radio: Cathie’s Talking, TV -35′s Storm Politics with Tiffany Cloud, WILK’s The Sue Henry Show, Magic 93′s Frankie In The Morning, WBRE’s PA Live, SSPTV’s News 13, Public Television WVIA’s State of Pennsylvania and Call the Doctor; Entercom’s Outlook on Northeast PA with Shadoe Steele, Citadel Broadcasting’s Sunday Magazine with Brian Hughes, Lisa Davis’ Your Health Radio; Hank Garner’s Podcast, Dr. Robert Su’s Carbohydrates Can Kill Podcast; and the one and only Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ La Vida Low Carb podcast.
Dr. Joe Leonardi also will come and speak to your group; to learn more about his motivational speaking fees and availability contact him at docjoeleonardi@betterlifeseminars.com and check out his website http://www.betterlifeseminars.com.
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************The information contained herin is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease or disorder. The posting and videos do not apply to those with an underlying medical or hormonal condition. I advise anyone embarking on a weight loss and fitness plan to have a thorough medical evaluation. You want to be sure that you are physically able to exercise and you don’t have any underlying medical conditions No guarantees are made or to be implied.************

 

Blog Talk Radio: Negative Energy Equals Negative Results


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Log on and tune in Wednesday June 28th at 11:30am to blog talk radio and listen live to Chiropractor Doctor Joe Leonardi discuss the importance of mental energy in achieving your weight loss and fitness goals. 


http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fatthenfitnow/2011/06/29/negative-energy-equals-negative-results

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Chiropractor, Dr. Joe Leonardi is the author of the life changing book; Fat Then Fit Now;  A life beyond wight loss.

He is available to speak at no charge to any school or any youth group. He will make himself available to any talk radio, internet podcasting or television outlet. He has appeared on Public Television WVIA’s State of Pennsylvania and Call the Doctor; Lisa Davis’ Your health radio; Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ La Vida Low Carb podcast; Hank Garner’s Podcast.

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Childhood Obesity and Bullying on Blog Talk Radio


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Don’t forget to listen in on blog talk radio this week, Wed June 22nd at 11:30am, this weeks topic is going to be “Childhood Obesity and Bullying.” Remember if you can’t listen live, the show is archived.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fatthenfitnow/2011/06/22/childhood-obesity-and-bullying


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Chiropractor, Dr. Joe Leonardi is the owner of the Leonardi Chiropractic and Wellness Institute and the author of the life changing book; Fat Then Fit Now;  A life beyond wight loss.

He is available to speak  to any school, association or group. He will make himself available to any talk radio, internet podcasting or television outlet. He has appeared on Public Television WVIA’s State of Pennsylvania and Call the Doctor; 94.3 FM’s Tough Talk With Joe Peters; Lisa Davis’ Your health radio; Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ La Vida Low Carb podcast; Hank Garner’s Podcast among many personal speaking engagements.

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Alcohol, Weight Loss and Fitness?


I received a phone call from one of my weight loss clients last night. She was irate about local talk show host Steve Corbett going on and on about consuming beer and wine and then having the nerve to talk about how healthy he eats and his current fitness level. I didn’t hear the show yesterday, actually I haven’t listened to the show in months, but I have heard him make similar comments in the past.  Just for full disclosure, I happened to receive an email from Steve taking me to task about criticizing his negativity based talk show.  He made some comments which demonstrated that either he didn’t read the entire posting(s) or Steve the writer and the master of single sentence paragraphs, has difficulty  comprehending fully composed paragraphs.

But, I digress.

This particular client has encouraged me to write about alcohol consumption in the past.  She has been upset by various programing that glorifies drinking while ignoring the deleterious effects of spirits on the human body.  It is a topic that I always intend to write about, but other topics jump ahead to my attention.  I apologize for the delay.

When it comes to weight loss and/or a fit and healthy life, alcohol has no place.  There I said it!   However, no matter how factual my statement is, I live in the real world and realize that, for whatever reason, people like to consume wine, beer or the harder stuff.  When I make the statement I get the following questions:

-  Do you drink? Yes, I do, on very rare occasion.  I think in the last year I may have had two mixed drinks, perhaps six or so beers and a few glasses of wine.

-What do you drink when you’re out?  I usually have either unsweetened iced tea or water.  I used to drink diet soda, but I have gotten away from artificial sweeteners.  (More on that topic another posting.)

-What about the studies that claim alcohol has preventative properties?  There is some research that infers that a glass of wine or a beer may be healthful, but in general, the negative effects far outweigh any possible benefit.

When people come to me for help I vigorously discourage any alcohol consumption for the first month or so.  Alcohol is a system wide depressant.  When you are trying to drop weight and get fit, one of your desires is to increase your metabolic rate.  Well, isn’t it counterproductive to do all that work and put in all that effort just to counteract the effect by slowing your system with a drug?  Don’t you want to shed sluggish feelings?  If so, then simply stay away from booze.

Wine and beer are broken down into simple sugars.  On a low carbohydrate eating regime what is the point of avoiding starchy foods if you are simply going to drink them?  The other issue, especially when it comes to wine, is that few people ever has a single serving.  I have heard the outrage. What do you mean?  I only have a glass of wine each night?  To that I answer; an average serving of wine is about four to five ounces, not a balloon goblet filled to the rim.

Your best bet is to avoid alcohol as part of your daily regime.  Liquor is nutrient deficient, clouds the mind, makes one sluggish and will do nothing but hold you back from achieving your full fitness potential.


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Chiropractor, Dr. Joe Leonardi is the owner of the Leonardi Chiropractic and Wellness Institute and the author of the life changing book; Fat Then Fit Now;  A life beyond wight loss.

He is available to speak  to any school, association or group. He will make himself available to any talk radio, internet podcasting or television outlet. He has appeared on Public Television WVIA’s State of Pennsylvania and Call the Doctor; 94.3 FM’s Tough Talk With Joe Peters; Lisa Davis’ Your health radio; Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ La Vida Low Carb podcast; Hank Garner’s Podcast among many personal speaking engagements.

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Leonardi Chiropractic and Wellness Institute


I have been away from the cyber world for the last few weeks.  I have been busy relocating my office and opening the Leonardi Chiropractic and Wellness Institute @ 18 Pierce Street — Suite 202; Kingston PA 18704.  Our phone is (570) 760-6121.

We are now set up, open and running.  Appointments are available seven that’s right 7 days a week.  Our mission is to provide high quality Chiropractic and Wellness care to our patients.  With that mission in mind we are aware that pain and injuries don’t take weekends nor only occur during what others consider normal business hours.

Rush Limbaugh at CPAC in February 2009.

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I am also returning to the cyber world next week.  This blog will be updated several days a week, I will resume hosting my program on blog talk radio, Wednesday’s at 11:30am and the very popular Friday blog; Enemies of the State of Health & Fitness will return this week. If you recall our first edition featured prominent national talk show host; Rush Limbaugh and for those of you in NEPA L A Tarone.

I am also getting ready to start promoting my book; Fat Then Fit Now; a life beyond weight loss and hope to start book signings in August.

There are some other plans in the works for me to reach as many people as I can not only about obesity, but childhood obesity and the long term ramifications on children including their health and well being and bullying.

I appreciate all of the notes, emails and phone calls asking when I was returning.  I apologize for being away.

Joe

The Chiropractic Wellness Center @ Leonardi Family Chiropractic Office


Leonardi Chiropractic Wellness Center

@ Leonardi Family Chiropractic Office

For those that do not have an injury but are still interested in sustaining their fitness; Doctor Joe Leonardi has introduced a new level of health maintenance; The Chiropractic Wellness Center at Leonardi Family Chiropractic.

Has injury, pregnancy or a hectic schedule caused you to gain weight?

Have you been saying that you need to get in shape?

Are you an athlete that desires peak performance?

Do you have annoying stiffness or body aches?

Do you want to lose weight?

Is your job labor intensive?

With the above questions in mind, Dr. Joe Leonardi has decided to serve his community by creating the Chiropractic Wellness Center @ Leonardi Family Chiropractic.  Taking his years in practice combined with his experience as the team Chiropractor for many of the areas professional and semi-professional sports organizations, Dr. Leonardi will help you stay well.

The Wellness Center’s primary focus is to provide Wellness attention for non-injury, day-to-day activities. For $30.00 per month or approximately one or two insurance co-payments, you will receive Chiropractic Wellness Attention from Doctor Joe Leonardi.

Call today

(570) 760-6121
or email

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Embrace Wellness at the Leonardi Chiropractic Wellness Center

Contact Us Today

Phone (570) 760-6121

email: DocLeonardi@mac.com

What is included at the Chiropractic Wellness Center:

-General screening  which includes:

-Blood Pressure

-Pulse Rate

-Chiropractic palpatory examination

-As needed, unlimited Chiropractic Adjustments

-Hot and cold pack adjunctive therapy

-Weight loss and nutritional counseling, which includes:

-Eating plan

-Exercise routine

-Initial weigh in

-Weekly weigh ins

-Initial body fat analysis

-Monthly body fat monitoring

-Initial weight loss consultation

-Weekly consultations

-Motivational tips to saying focused

-Exercise plans; with instruction

-10% discount on the book Fat Then Fit Now; A life beyond weight loss

Your insurance will NOT be billed for the above services

What is NOT included:

-Acute Care Treatment for any injury; i.e. automobile accident, worker’s compensation injury, personal injury, sports injury

-Acute Care Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy

-Adjunctive Physical Rehabilitation

-Adjunctive Therapies: ultrasound, mechanical traction, neuromuscular reeducation, soft tissue manipulation

-Expert Testimony

-Diagnostic services

-Physical, orthopedic and neurological examinations

-Other service not specifically outlined above

*The Wellness Center is NOT a replacement for health insurance.  If you have an injury and require acute care treatment, you or your insurance will be billed accordingly for evaluation and treatment.