Get Healthy The Natural Way

Dr. Tom Potisk, one of America’s top natural health practitioners, provides information and tips to help you make wiser healthcare decisions, save money and time, and become healthier. This book frees you from depending on conventional medical care alone. Dr. Potisk’s extensive training and experience, combined with his easy-to-implement instructions in this book are revolutionizing healthcare worldwide.

Reclaim The Joy Of Practice - An Advanced Guide For Advancing Doctors.

Doctors face more responsibilities than ever before. The demands of licensing boards, insurance companies, patients and even new technologies easily draws doctors away from their role as loving, caring healers. This book leads doctors on a journey of joy, capturing all the benefits that can and should come with being a doctor. Your patients will appreciate the improved you.

Sore Throat: A New Thrilling Historical Novel by Dr Tom Potisk

Posted by admin March - 26 - 2013 - Tuesday Comments Off

Sore Throat: mystery, romance, and the near annihilation of a trusted profession.

Health care is a hot topic lately. The world wonders how the world’s most prosperous country, the USA, can have such dismal statistics on nearly all aspects of wellbeing including infant mortality, longevity, and chronic illness.  If you’ve ever wondered why there isn’t more cooperation between chiropractors and medical doctors, why our nation’s health care system is the world’s costliest yet least productive, and why conventional medicine seems to arrogantly ignore sensible natural remedies – have I got a story to share with you!

This David-and-Goliath saga is a true tale involving espionage, deceit, deception, and covert hostility that rivals epic catastrophes. The Erin Brokovich story/movie pales in comparison as these misdeeds were not perpetrated by known criminals, psychopaths, terrorists, or corporations, but by doctors; and those antics still permeate all aspects of our society.

Allow me to introduce to you Sore Throat, code-name for an American Medical Association insider with enough moral integrity to gather and disseminate official AMA documents that outlined a covert plan to contain and eliminate their foremost competitor – the chiropractic profession.

These documents on official AMA stationery, which reveal hidden research studies, blatant lies about safety and educational qualifications, false accusations, and even a detailed step-by step plan to create public fear and discredit reliable educational institutions, all in the hopes of dominating and monopolizing the health care industry, leave one wondering if selfish greed is part of the Hippocratic Oath.

But truth prevails, and good triumphs over evil, as this historical novel follows the path of a dashing, altruistic young chiropractor as an enthusiastic student, through forbidden romance, strained friendships, challenged beliefs, misunderstood intentions, lost love, and finally a thrilling climactic near-death rescue all metaphorically illustrating the magnitude, significance, and resolution of the 1984 Supreme Court Justice ruling ordering the AMA to cease and desist their covert anti-trust actions. The character interactions and situations pleasantly illustrate practical applications of chiropractic health principles leaving the reader better educated and inspired about real wellness and healing.

American’s wellness still suffers from this sinister and still under-recognized tragedy in history.

Award winning holistic family doctor, and best-selling author Tom Potisk DC prescribes this story of Sore Throat. The healing has begun!

The one who fails to learn from history is bound to live through it again.” – George Santayana

The book, Sore Throat is targeted to release by July 1, 2013.

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Logo Design Contest for The Down to Earth Doctor

Posted by admin September - 13 - 2011 - Tuesday Comments Off

Help! I need a clever logo.

I’ve been a full-time holistic lifestyle advocate for nearly 3 years. I’m known world-wide as The Down to Earth Doctor; and I’ve got nothing to show for it – in the form of a logo that is. LOL!

Increasingly, as I’m requested to be a speaker at public events like health fairs, doctor’s conferences, work-place wellness programs, and conventions, participate in radio and television interviews, and asked to be an author for articles and books, I’m asked to provide my logo. It’s about time I get one.

So, I’m asking for your assistance in designing one. And I’m happy to reward you for your efforts. All those who submit an entry will receive a free digital copy of my book Whole Health Healing: The Budget Friendly Natural Wellness Bible for All Ages. The designer who’s logo is chosen to be used, the winner, will receive $75.00 and an autographed copy.


Healing book

To keep this legal, I must state that I reserve the right to reject any or all entrants, all submissions become my property, each person may submit a maximum of 3 original designs, and it’s open to all ages. The deadline for submissions is 12/1/2011.

Now here is some help. I’m branded and known as The Down to Earth Doctor for 2 reasons:

#1) I live very holistically. For example, I raise much of my own food by gardening and farming organically. I have chickens, pigs, and turkeys. My family (wife and 3 kids) get lots of outdoor physical activity by bicycling, hiking, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, etc. We use natural methods of real health care like chiropractic, eating wholesome food, prayer and spiritual growth, and lifetime learning (the real definition of health is optimal mental, spiritual, and physical wellbeing).

#2) I’m told I have a talent for teaching in a very conversational. easy-going, and practical manner. Although this also means I sometimes talk like a country bumpkin and say things like “yah-hey”. LOL!

Also, it may help you to understand what a full-time holistic lifestyle advocate is. My mission is to empower people to make wiser lifestyle decisions, particularly regarding their health. I help people minimize their health care expenses and decrease their dependence on traditional medical care. I say we need more self-care much more than we need more health care.

I also love to say that the only thing man ever really cured is a ham. LOL! By this I mean that our bodies are for the most part self healing and self regulating. We’ve each been gifted with our own internal doctor by God.  The key to optimal wellbeing is to give that inner doctor what it needs to do its job. Yah-hey!

You can learn even more details about me by reading my previous posts on this website.

So there you are. You may submit your design electronically via email to tpotisk@aol.com, or send it in to Dr Tom Potisk, PO Box 11, Caledonia, WI 53108.

Best of luck and may God bless you and your family with whole health,

Dr Tom Potisk

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Hugh Hefner Envy: 4 Tips for a Youthful Exuberance.

Posted by admin December - 29 - 2010 - Wednesday Comments Off

Hugh Hefner is the envy of anybody aging. Hugh is 80 something.

I like that “something part.” I learned that from an elderly patient of mine. When I asked her age she said “I am 80 something.” with a big grin, ”It’s not necessary to count the second digit.” LOL!

By the way, I am 40 something. I feel better saying my age that way especially since I’m only able to say that for a few more weeks.

I’m told I look good for my age. I’m lean, fit, and active. All my parts are still working well; just like Hugh. I’ll casually neglect to comment about my hair. LOL!

So how do some people maintain their youthful exuberance? God is ultimately in control of what happens to each of us, but he also gifted us with the ability to make choices.

Having been a holistic family doctor for over 25 years, working face to face with thousands of senior citizens, I have a few observations and suggestions about youthfulness.

1)Check Your Posture. It is an often overlooked component of beauty, health and youthfulness. Look closely at those who catch your eye and you’ll notice those people have good posture.   From a side view you’ll notice that their head lies directly above their torso, and that an imaginary straight line can be drawn from their ear to their shoulder, to their hip, and then to their ankle. From a front or back view you’ll notice levelness of their ears, shoulders, and hips. It all has a lot to do with spinal balance.

Be sure and get the free report I offer on the right side of this web site called: How to Check Yourself and Your Family for Spinal Structural misalignment. Learn how to sit, lay and stand properly.

Good posture is important for health because of the structure/function relationship. I’m referring to the alignment of your bones and joints. I bet you haven’t heard about how structural balance has an effect on your health. This structure/function relationship is what I call “The missing link” in health care. This is true particularly of spinal alignment.

Stress and trauma cause the vertebrae to misalign and this in turn irritates or impinges the delicate spinal nerves and spinal chord (this is called subluxation). The nervous system controls and coordinates all body systems including immunity. Chiropractors specialize in locating and correcting subluxations. Find a chiropractor and get checked regularly. How often? Once per week optimally and once per month minimally. Yes, this is the best way to improve your posture and your health.

2) Think Young. Our minds are a lot like computers. Garbage in equals garbage out. If you keep exposing yourself to frequent negative media for example, you’ll think, talk, and act negative. In case you have not noticed, most of the information in the media is negative. So I suggest limiting your exposure. Listen to the news or read the newspaper once a day maximum. And be very selective with other things that influence your mind like television shows, magazines, books, the internet, and even some people.  Seek out uplifting, educational, inspiring, and positive input.

3) Eat Young Food. Reminds me of the adage “You are what you eat.” So eat fresher produce and preferably organically or home grown. The vitamin and mineral content is superior not to mention the taste. Aim to eat a big salad every day. Another free report I offer is the recipe for The Healing Salad. Fantastic! Fresh vegetables contain high levels of anti-oxidants, compounds known to nullify a common destroyer of youth – free radicals.

4) Love more. Yes expressing love is a key component of youthfulness. This is much more than just sex. It’s about love for your spouse, children, neighbors, and even your enemies. Actions speak louder than words here. Sharing your God given talents to help your fellow man, besides being a higher calling for all of us, works wonders to strengthen your immunity, cardio-vascular system, and mental capacities.

So, if you envy Hugh Hefner and want to maintain a youthful exuberance, the above lifestyle choices can help you do that.

Oh yeah, one more thing: behave yourself!

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Humor and Health: Doctor Jokes That Are Sick!

Posted by admin November - 7 - 2010 - Sunday Comments Off

Humor and laughter in health care? Well some would say that our current health care system is a joke! Har, har!

But seriously, we all need to laugh more. It’s a vital component of optimum wellness, and it’s been lacking. No wonder so many people are ill.

My engagement picture

Humor and Laughter Therapy are not new. Way back in the 1300s Henri de Mondeville, Professor of surgery advised. “Let the surgeon take care to regulate the whole regimen of the patient’s life for joy and happiness, allowing his relatives and special friends to cheer him, and by having someone tell him jokes”.

I learned a lot about humor from my patients during my 25 years as a holistic family doctor. I included several funny stories in my book Whole Health Healing: The Budget Friendly Natural Wellness Bible for All Ages. Thanks to those of you who made me laugh all those years. I needed you! For example, one day a patient told me she had just gotten cataract surgery. “Can you see better now?” I enquired. She looked up at me, squinted her eyes and said sheepishly “Well, I can see your grey hair now.” Yeah, thanks for your humor gang!

My son Mike keeps me laughing!

Even the Bible says that “ a merry heart doeth good…” and “ ….a cheerful look brings joy to the heart and good news gives health to the bones”. I suspect God has a sense of humor; I get that feeling every time I get out of the shower and see myself in a full length mirror. LOL!

And let’s not forget the most powerful figure in the land, the king. He could choose who he had around him. He could choose his soldiers, his court, his family, but who did he choose to have closest to him? The jester. The person who made him chuckle.

It’s not too late to rediscover some humor.

Here is a good one: A husband was reclining and drinking beer while watching television. Suddenly, after watching something about Living Wills he hollered out to his wife “Hey honey, I want you to know that I don’t want to end up like a vegetable, given fluids and reliant on some kind of machine!” So his wife pulled the plug on his TV, threw away all of his beer and showed him the website http://www.thedowntoearthdoctor.com/!

“Laughter is the most inexpensive and the most effective wonder drug. Laughter is a universal medicine”. -Bertrand Russell.

Laughter is good medicine:

  • Five minutes of good belly laughing is equal to twenty minutes of jogging
  • Humor is a great diffuser of stressful moments
  • It is a cardiac and respiratory exercise, increasing heart rate, blood pressure and respiration, short term, and then lowering them dramatically.
  • Raises metabolic rate
  • Increases oxygen consumption by lowering amount of residual air in lungs
  • reduces level of water vapour and carbon dioxide in lungs, thereby reducing risk of pulmonary infection
  • Relaxes muscles (even those not involved in laughing)
  • excellent exercise for facial, thoracic, abdominal and other muscles
  • twenty seconds of laughter can double the heart rate for three to five minutes, which is equivalent to three minutes of strenuous rowing.

Here is another of my favorites: An elderly man and wife go to see a doctor. She is accompanying him because of his difficulty hearing. The doctor completes his interview of the gentleman and states “I want to order some tests. I need a urine sample, a stool sample, and a semen sample.” The man looks at his wife and asks “What did he say honey?” She frowns, leans over to him and shouts “Just give him your underwear!”

So, let’s look for the humorous side in everything whenever possible, including health. Start every morning by reading the comics in your local paper.

What funny stuff can you come up with today?

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Natural Health Methods -If Dick Cheney Only Knew About Them

Posted by admin March - 3 - 2010 - Wednesday 1 COMMENT

Natural health methods are not very complicated. For most of us anyway! LOL.

I’m enjoying the morning by sitting next to my dog, sipping a good cup of coffee and reading the paper.

One particular article sparks an old familiar feeling. It’s a frustrating feeling, one I’ve learned to take action on because that’s the only way I get relief. And no it’s not caused by the coffee! LOL.

The article that’s causing a stir inside me is about former vice president Dick Cheney. It says he just had his seventh heart attack. Thank goodness he survived again, I’m happy for that. What frustrates me to take action is that I’d be willing to bet that he doesn’t know about the holistic health measures that could likely help him.

I don’t know Dick Cheney other than what I’ve read about him in the news over the last few years. But I’d be willing to bet that he only seeks traditional medical care for his heart condition let alone the rest of his health. Now don’t misunderstand me, traditional medical care is the best care for acute heart attacks. It can and does save lives. But heart malfunction does not drop out of the sky. Nor do I believe it’s caused by the hand of God, even if you are a Republican (relax it’s just a joke, I don’t claim any political affiliation). There is always an underlying reason behind every health problem, and that needs to be investigated and dealt with because otherwise the same problem keeps coming back, just like his does.

Now, medically trained personnel will say that they do search for underlying causes of health problems through blood tests, urine tests, blood pressure screenings and more. I truly believe most of the docs mean well. And I would bet that Dick Cheney probably has the usual sources of his heart condition as determined by medical testing like high blood pressure/and or cholesterol issues. But still, those are symptoms not sources. In other words, there may very likely be an underlying source of the cholesterol imbalance and high blood pressure.

That’s what frustrates me. That’s what I feel is my God given mission – to empower people like Dick Cheney and you – to make wiser health care decisions.

I don’t believe people are being told all the information nor are they being given all the choices concerning health care.

What sources or causes can there be in the case of a malfunctioning heart? Many, such as poor food choices, lack of exercise, a stress filled mind and even spinal structural imbalance. These are the basics of wellness that easily and commonly get left out in health care. Sure the emergency and crisis care of traditional medicine has its place. God bless them and I hope they help me some day if I need it. But there is a whole lot more to it.

Now, I’ll likely write about all those sources in the near future here in this column. I’ve already got it all covered in my book: Whole Health Healing – The Budget Friendly Natural Wellness Bible for All Ages. But let me tell you now about the source of health problems called spinal structural imbalance. This is the most common, safest to treat, most easily correctable source I know of. It is the specialty of Doctor’s of Chiropractic just like me.

Keeping it simple, your nervous system controls all your body functions, including your heart. Nerve impulses travel from your brain to your heart and back again. These nerves can get pinched or at least irritated by spinal misalignment. The technical name for that is called vertebral subluxation. When those nerves to the heart are pinched or irritated, the signals get disrupted and the heart won’t function optimally. It’s a structure function relationship. I’ve observed first hand in my own practice that this can be a source of heart problems and many other conditions. The skilled hands of a chiropractor can detect these subluxations and verify them with diagnostics like x-ray or heat scans. The chiropractor can then adjust the misaligned spinal segments to improve the nerve flow. The result can be a better functioning heart.

This principle is unique to chiropractic since it’s inception in 1895, and can be applied, no, should be applied to every health problem. Better yet, go to a chiropractor regularly and get checked and adjusted for prevention. Why regularly? Because the spinal structural imbalance are caused by stress, trauma, and toxins. Who does not have one or more of those in their lives on any day?

So there is my rant. I feel better already.

If you know or see Dick Cheney, tell him this stuff so he can feel better to.

And what about your health?

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