Archive | February 2013

Motivational Minute – A Chiropractic Hero Has Fallen

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He Was Our Chiropractic Hero…

Do you remember growing up and having your favorite superhero? We all did! Powers of strength, flight, and doing and having anything you want. Powers to help those less fortunate. Powers to save and protect. Powers to ensure a safe future…and doing it all with or without a cape.

As I grew up, my fictional hero grew into a real hero. A real Chiropractic hero!

It was 1990! I was in second year at CMCC and went to see an amazing legend at Glendon college, named Dr. John Whitney. His smile was contagious and he spoke elegantly of the possibilities. He laid down path stones of success, a vision of richness in practice, and of having an incredible and most desirable lifestyle through chiropractic.


It was a polar opposite stance from the naysayers and teachers from CMCC. I quickly hitched my horse onto John’s wagon and never looked back. John Whitney was the nexus that changed my life; a pivotal driving force that shaped my career, coaching and outlook on life.

Understand that John was a rarity! A Canadian who was forever positive; hand holding his scared and arrogant students. He exuded a soft, yet commanding voice, and laid the groundwork for so many young doctors, who are now wildly successful. He voiced his beliefs that I too, could carry a torch, lit by him, a Chiropractic legend.

Understand that many of us turned to John as a father figure. That’s how many of us would describe him. A chiropractic father figure. A man who was always there for you. Who never said “No”! and made you believe in yourself and your powers of greatness.

I’m sure he’s sitting at the table with B.J., Barge, Gold, and Williams and other chiropractic greats right now. I can see his smile, as he’s telling one of his jokes. And if you are reading this letter John, understand that because you have helped so many doctors with your chiropractic super powers, you have started a ripple effect, and allowed us to help, so many other people around the world…and that’s what heroes do!

We love you John! Thank you for lighting our torches!

May you now rest in peace!

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Dr. Mike Reid & All Doctors Coached By A Canadian Hero And Legend
Chiropractic Masters International
Coaching Director for Creating Wellness


Motivational Minute – Spectator or Player…Which Are You?

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The old saying states, “That you stand for something…or you fall for everything”. There’s a movement right NOW… today, in our great profession. It’s a movement by a number of misguided “leaders” who want to expand the scope of practice to include prescription rights and administration of drugs.


We can postulate that their premise for such assassin reasoning for prescription rights might be; there’s not enough M.D.’s prescribing drugs or, more drugs (leading cause of preventable death in North America) equal better health or, prescribing drugs will get us medical acceptance.


Let’s be FRANK! It’s incongruent with our philosophy, it’s dangerous, (especially as the world is moving to a more holistic approach to health) and it sets up our profession as being “sold out” to the medical mafia.


SO! ARE YOU A SPECTATOR OR A PLAYER? What gives you the right to know the truth, and then sit on your ass and say nothing?


I received a note on an important petition from a number of friends and colleagues in the US and Canada, including Dr. Steven Silk from C.A.C., Dr. Brian Kelly, Dr. Gerry Clum and Dr. Guy Reikeman amongst others.
The petition is a statement of concern for the move by a small number of DC’s to expand the scope of practice in New Mexico to include prescribing and administering drugs. It is being sent to the New Mexico Chiropractic Association, the New Mexico State House, the New Mexico State Senate and the Governor of New Mexico.


I signed it, the CAC Board has signed it and so have many high profile DC’s and patients worldwide.


Please don’t sit back and think to yourself, “It’s not my thing” because its south of the 49th parallel…there are some well-meaning, but misguided chiropractors on the north side of the divide who agree that adding drugs into our “toolbox” is a good thing too.


CLICK HERE and register your name to join with thousands of your colleagues in taking a stand… on a principle.


If you don’t, and you swallow the blue pill and hope things will get better, please don’t bitch and moan when one day you have the title M.D. ( More Disease, More Drugs. More Death) beside your D.C.


Take action today for a better tomorrow for Chiropractic!


Thanks for listening to my RANT!


Back On the Field…As A Player,

Dr Mike Reid CEO and Peak Performance Coach
Chiropractic Masters International
Coaching Director for Creating Wellness

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