New Inspirational Christian Thriller Authored by Chiropractor

unbridledgracebookcoverUnbridled Grace, a recently released new title by Dallas chiropractor Michael Norman is making a dramatic entrance into the Christian book market.  Dr. Norman unabashedly tells of his riveting true story of an almost inconceivable nightmare endured by him and his family.  Readers are enjoying a truly amazing story of redemption and triumph while also learning of the strength and integrity of the chiropractic profession in the face of continuing prejudice and oppression.
Unbridled Grace begins with Dr. Norman’s graduation from chiropractic school and start of his new career, as well as life as a new husband and father.  After innocently accepting a part-time chiropractic position, he soon found himself entangled in a web of evil as his employers were later found to be members of the Russian Mafia.
Despite his cooperation in a federal investigation, the government cruelly turned against him.  Dr. Norman endured a federal indictment and early morning raid upon his home where he was arrested at gunpoint by FBI agents in front of his five-year-old daughter.  He’s soon left with two dreadful choices:  plead guilty to crimes he didn’t commit, receive probation and avoid prison time; or fight this injustice and risk going to prison for at least ten years.  It is at this time that a series of miraculous occurrences begin and readers are shown what courage, truth and the trust to step out in faith can bring to all of our lives when all else appears hopeless.
Unbridled Grace is Dr. Norman’s first book and has received praise as a highly recommended and engaging read for anyone enduring any kind of threatening trial.  His goal for sharing his riveting true story with readers was to lift their faith and encourage all of us to face the challenges of life and practice with a new found boldness.  However, one theme stands out as strikingly apparent particularly in relation to chiropractic.  When any chiropractor stands up and takes a principled stand for our profession, we all end up winning.
Dr. Michael J. Norman has been in private practice in Carrollton, Texas for over 19 years.  His book, Unbridled Grace: A True Story about the Power of Choice is currently available through wide distribution  and can be ordered through,, Barnes & Noble as well as other bookstores.

DC Bookshelf: “Chiropractic Riches”

This volume is an in-depth exploration of how chiropractic leaders have applied Napoleon Hill’s “think and grow rich” philosophy to their practices, their careers, and their lives.

Drs. Matt and Trish Hammett sought out and interviewed the individuals they considered the most successful chiropractors in the last 20 years to learn how they used ‘Think and Grow Rich’ to improve their lives and practice strategies.

chiropracticrichescoverThe result is a book of interviews with Drs. Fabrizio Mancini, Patrick Gentempo, William Esteb, Bobby Doscher, Bob Hoffman, Dennis Perman, Joan Fallon, Larry Markson, Mark Victor Hansen, Tedd Koren, Janice Hughes, and John Demartini.

The Hammetts posed such questions as:

“Of the 13 steps to riches that Napoleon Hill talks about, what do you consider the most important principles?”

“Do you feel that being rich and successful is the same thing?”

“Can you share with us any examples of failures from your own life and what you learned from them?”

In the introduction, Dr. James B. Hill, grandson of Napoleon Hill states: “The relationship between Napoleon Hill and Chiropractic is part of the history of the profession … the authors show that the principles for success have not changed and neither has the need for personal achievement to sustain the business side of chiropractic.”

(“Chiropractic Riches” ISBN 0615341942. $25.00)

Medicare for Chiropractors“If someone would just tell me how to do Medicare right, I would do it!” How many times have you heard or thought that phrase? Well, now someone has done just that. Medicare for Chiropractors, A Complete Guide to Medicare Procedures for Chiropractors by Dr. Ron Short, DC, MCS-P, has just been released and is available to you now. Medicare for Chiropractors is designed to be a single source reference to chiropractors for all things Medicare. The manual will serve as both a teaching guide to the doctor and staff and serve as a reference for the insurance department.

Medicare for Chiropractors contains sections on Medicare enrollment, Intake procedures, Daily documentation, Diagnosis procedures, Coding and billing, Medicare appeals, Medicare reviews, Antikickback laws and marketing and Medicare resources. This book quotes extensively from the Medicare manuals and publications. Dr. Short then explains how to interpret these laws, rules and regulations into protocols and actions that comply with Medicare’s requirements. A CD-ROM is included that contains all necessary Medicare forms, specialized forms checklists and templates for use in your office, all available Local Coverage Determinations for each state and territory, complete chapters from Medicare manuals and publications quoted in the book, and much more.

Medicare changes and Medicare for Chiropractors is designed to change with it. The book is bound in a high quality reference binder to allow for easy updates. Annual updates are available from the author by subscription and include all necessary updates to sections of the book as well as an updated CD. The subscription also includes quarterly e-mail newsletters and action alerts as necessary to keep the doctor current on Medicare laws, rules and regulations. Subscribers have e-mail support available to them as well.

Medicare for Chiropractors can be purchased through the Chirocode Institute bookstore at under the Medicare section. The book has a suggested retail price of $397.00 but is currently offered at $297.00 plus $15.00 shipping and handling.

Dr. Short is a certified Insurance Consultant, a certified Peer Review Specialist and a certified Medical Compliance Specialist. He has presented several webinars through the Chirocode Institute and is a contributing editor to the 2010 Chirocode Deskbook. He offers his popular seminar “Medicare Done Right” to state associations and other interested groups. Dr. Short can be contacted at [email protected] or by phone at 1-217-285-2300.

The 100 Year Lifestyle Workout

he 100 Year Lifestyle Workout book by Eric Plasker is now available in bookstores. This lifestyle, nutrition, and fitness program is designed to get you and your patients in the best shape of your life regardless of your age, and keep you that way for a lifetime. It makes a great gift for your patients, family and friends.

Chiropractic care is at the core of this fun and easy to implement program. In addition to breaking you through health and fitness plateaus and getting you off the weight gain/weight loss roller coaster, this book will help you build your practice. You will look great, feel great and your patients will love it!

This is the only fitness book that includes chiropractic as a critical piece of the fitness puzzle. Chiropractic is mentioned in nearly every story and section of the book and it is backed up by research and endorsements from Jack LaLanne and Stay Fit Seniors, professional athletes, Olympic champions, the top youth sports coaches in the country, and fitness juggernauts like the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Les Mills, Gold’s Gym, and Precor to name a few. Nearly every chiropractic association and organization is mentioned in the book and Foot Levelers has even contributed a special section on the importance of maintaining healthy alignment of the spine and the feet.

Here are two excerpts from The 100 Year Lifestyle Workout book.

Kerri Walsh’s Story, Olympic Gold Medalist
“Many high-level female athletes are also embracing the ESS principles of The 100 Year Lifestyle Workout. Kerri Walsh, the two-time Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball, told me in a recent interview that she believes that the balance of these three elements is an important factor in her training and her success.”

Roger Craig’s Story, 3 Time Super Bowl Champion
“Since he was in fifth grade, Roger has made taking care of his structure, spine and nervous system a priority. He grew up in Davenport, Iowa, which is the home of Palmer College of Chiropractic, where Roger and his family would go for their regular chiropractic adjustments to keep their bodies aligned and balanced. He continued the structural element of his training at the University of Nebraska, where he was named an Honorable Mention All-American.

“When he got to the NFL, Roger became a pioneer by bringing chiropractic to many of his teammates, including superstars Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. Their visits to chiropractor Dr. Nick Athens were initially met with resistance by the 49er’s medical staff. The players knew the importance of the care they were receiving as it kept their bodies aligned and balanced and their nerves firing on all cylinders. Just like we saw in Terry Schroeder’s example at the Olympics in Chapter One, chiropractic care has now become a key component of the majority of professional sports teams’ and athletes’ lives.

“The balance of the ESS was definitely a key reason for my durability as an athlete and I believe it is a key reason why I am still healthy and in the best shape of my life today, even after football,” says Roger.

Get Your ESS in Shape™—Unique and Vital to Healthy Aging
The ESS concept is the framework for The 100 Year Lifestyle Workout. It involves the three elements that must be in shape to ensure quality of life as people age, namely your Endurance, Strength, and Structure. Endurance relates to good cardiovascular exercise, important for a healthy heart. Strength covers strength training, a component of being able to stay healthy, active, independent and mobile, especially as you age.  Structure deals with posture, flexibility, a healthy muscular system, and a healthy spine and nervous system. The balance between the three, the ESS, ensures good health, mobility, and activity as you age. An unhealthy heart, weak muscles and bones, or a deteriorated spine can all severely limit your quality of life.

The Family Practice has prepared a special marketing report to help you use The 100 Year Lifestyle Workout to get more patients under care, become the chiropractor for youth sports programs, and get personal trainers and gyms referring to your practice. It is available for free at


Dr. Eric Plasker is the founder of The Family Practice, a marketing and training company for chiropractors, and the author of the international best selling book, The 100 Year Lifestyle, and the creator of The 100 Year Lifestyle Certification Program. He can be reached at 1-866-532-3327 or [email protected]. For a free audio download to help you build your practice, visit

Free to Love, Free to Heal

Introduction: How We Heal

In my role as a “mind-body” physician, I hear many heart-rending tales. Over the three decades I’ve been practicing medicine, I’ve come to see a person’s migraines, fatigue, digestive distress, or back pain as a kind of admission pass that entitles the bearer to a few moments of a doctor’s attention. After listening to people’s problems for so many years, I’ve learned that when I can create enough safety for the sufferer, an underlying story —a story that at its heart is about giving or receiving love—will be revealed to me. And if I as a doctor can coax the hidden meaning of the illness into the open, then healing can begin.


As you may have guessed, seeking the emotional roots of a patient’s illness is not something I picked up in medical school. On the contrary, my conventional medical training taught me that my responsibility is to relieve symptoms: Prescribe a pain reliever to subdue a headache; add an acid blocker to extinguish heartburn; sprinkle on a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor to alleviate depression. In this era of managed care, in which one out of four doctor visits lasts less than ten minutes, providing symptomatic relief for a person’s distress is a practical and worthy endeavor. An anti-anxiety medicine may not get to the root of your problem, but it will help you feel less stressed during the day. An anti-inflammatory drug may not address the core issues underlying your chronic pain, but it should enable you to do housework with a little less discomfort. And if you develop indigestion as a result of your daily doses of pain medicine, a potent antacid will soothe your stomach. There is indisputable value in lessening the symptoms of distress, and it is not my intention to disparage any approach that relieves the suffering of humanity.

Still, long before beginning medical school I sensed that illness presents a deeper opportunity for healing and transformation, which we miss when we focus on symptom relief. Like a young child, the body communicates its needs in a relatively simple and straightforward manner. Whether it wants nourishment, affection, new experiences, time to rest, or a chance to release toxins, your body generates sensations to get attention. When you listen to these signals and address the basic needs they represent, your body responds by producing chemicals of comfort. When you fail to heed your body’s message, its calls become louder. If despite its best efforts, your body is unable to get your attention, it may stop talking for a while, but when next heard from, it will not be ignored. . . . . . . . .

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Copyright © 2009 by David Simon. Published by The Chopra Center Press.

All rights reserved. Free to Love, Free To Heal (ISBN 987-0-9819640-0-3) $22.95

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About the author: David Simon, M.D. is a world-renowned authority in the field of mind-body medicine. As a practicing physician, innovative researcher, and insightful teacher, David continues to David-Simonexpand his vision for an effective and compassionate healthcare system. Integrating ancient wisdom healing traditions with modern scientific principles, David has forged a model of health that integrates the multiple dimensions of a human being – environmental, physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual. As a board-certified neurologist and expert in Ayurvedic medicine and other traditional healing arts, he brings a unique perspective to the relationship between mind, emotions, and health.