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I have dedicated my life to studying and applying the best that natural health care has to offer. I am dedicated to patient education and my primary goal is to help my chiropractic patients in enjoying good health and balance in life.

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Derrick Rose Attributes Return to Basketball Court to Chiropractic


Derick Rose is one of the many athletes who utilize regular chiropractic care to stay at the top of their sport. It is no coincidence that the finest athletes in the world choose chiropractic. They know something that many others still don’t… chiropractic works!



Death by Medicine – Could You Be a (Prescription) Drug Addict?

Modern medicine and big Pharma have failed to make us well. Instead, they have turned us into a nation of prescription drug addicts.

Before you take another prescription pill, think carefully. Accidental death from prescription drugs is now the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and more people die from prescription pain killer overdose, than from heroin and cocaine use combined!

Dr. Devine is a Seattle Chiropractor who uses natural and effective chiropractic adjustments and other drug-free therapies to help his patients obtain optimal health.  At his Seattle chiropractic clinic, Dr. Devine  specializes in spinal injuries, as well as injuries to the shoulder, knee, wrist, and ankles. Whether it’s pain relief, improved mobility and function, or enhancing your athletic performance, Seattle Chiropractor, James A Devine D.C. will work with you to reach your goals.




The Problem With Using Prescription Drugs

whackThe object of Whack-a-Mole is to use a mallet to knock out as many moles as possible. As soon you hit one mole, others pop up elsewhere and disappear before you can nail them. Whack-a-Mole is a perfect example of how most Americans treat medical ailments.  A patient takes medication for one problem, which ends up causing another problem and so on until the patient ends up on a list of drugs, for a multiple problems, with no improvement in their health.

Drugs merely mask pain or other symptoms without addressing the underlying cause. Chiropractic, on the other hand,  goes to the root of the problem, while helping patients live healthier, drug-free lives.



Why I Love Coming To Work Every Day

Last Friday night I adjusted a 12-year-old who had just been diagnosed with scoliosis.   When my wife called the next day to check on how my patient was feeling after her first adjustment, her mother reported that on the way home, her daughter said “so this is what it is like to feel comfortable.”

I know for sure that I have the best job in the world… I get to help people smile more, laugh more, experience more and have more fun, all by helping them regain their health.  I made a very special little girl feel comfortable.   I love being a chiropractor, because I get to see miracles happen every day!

There is no such thing as someone who is too young or too old for chiropractic care.  I tailor my treatment methods for each patient, so that whether I am taking care of a newborn,  an arthritic 85-year or a college football player, each patient is getting the most effective care.  Children, like this 12-year-old,  often have the most to gain.


Which Foods You Should Buy Organic



Organic foods contain higher levels of nutrients and are lower in herbicide and pesticide residues. Buying or growing as much organic food as possible is not only best for your health, but is also best for the health of the entire planet.

With food prices rising, many of us are looking for ways to buy the healthiest foods possible at the lowest cost. One way is to focus on purchasing certain organic items, while “settling” for others that are conventionally-grown.

The highest concentration of pesticides is in non-organic butter. If you can only buy one organic food item it should be butter. The next priority would be meats and once those are addressed; you will want to focus on the fruit and vegetable list below.

The Dirty Dozen – These 12 fruits and vegetables have the highest pesticide load, making them the
most important to buy or grow organic (listed in order from highest pesticide load)

Peaches, Apples, Sweet bell peppers, Celery, Nectarines, Strawberries, Cherries
Lettuce, Grapes, Pears, Spinach, and Potatoes.

Locally-grown organics are your absolute best bet, but many times buying locally-grown food is your
best choice even if it’s grown conventionally, since the environmental impact of shipping organic produce across the globe can cancel out many of its benefits.

Watch Out For Genetically Engineered Varieties by checking PLU codes:

A conventionally grown product carries a 4-digit PLU code (Ex: conventionally grown banana: 4011)
An organic product carries a 5-digit code, starting with the number 9: (Ex: organic banana: 94011). A genetically engineered (GE or GMO) product has a 5-digit code, starting with the number 8: (Ex: GE banana: 84011), Avocados, bananas, pineapples and kiwis are LOW in pesticide residue, and good candidates to purchase conventionally-grown, just double-check to make sure you’re not buying a GMO variety.