[00:00:00] Whoa. Happy New Year everybody. This is not Coach Marella. This is Frank Sardella, his producer, and I just hijacked the Sporting Good Posture podcast of where I hold Hostage Sporting good posture, and I’m doing it for your own good. So listen up everybody Game on sports, fitness and health fans for another episode of the Sporting Good Posture podcast.
[00:00:20] You’re up for Coach Margie’s advice from the sidelines as he helps you crush your game no matter what health or fitness game you play. Hey, I’m Coach Marella. I’m sporting. Good posture. What are you sporting? The coach’s door is always open. Let’s join him now. Hey coach. What do you got for us today?
[00:00:39] Insert evil. Laugh here. That’s right. What has Coach got for us today? Absolutely nothing. Why? Because this is not Coach Marella. This is Frank Sardella, creator and producer of Sporting Good Posture, and I have officially hijacked. Coach Margie’s podcast, and I’m going to actually bring [00:01:00] you a very special episode today.
[00:01:02] I have indeed commandeered this podcast, uh, for this episode without the knowledge of Coach Margie. Uh, by the time you’re listening to this, he’s undoubtedly heard it. We’ve undoubtedly had a discussion, but as of this recording, you listening to the sound of my voice now. Coach Marella has no idea that this is occurring, and he would think a hijack or a commandeering of his podcast would be with, with malice.
[00:01:30] But, uh, in actuality, uh, there are a few things that, uh, you should know about me as well. Again, I’m Frank Sardella. You may recognize me from such places as the Sporting Good Posture Podcast season one episode. I believe it was around 15 in April of 2019. You may also recognize me from such places as the Wellness broadcast.
[00:01:53] I’m the host of a, uh, chiropractic posture and wellness, uh, advocacy podcast called The Wellness [00:02:00] Broadcast. Uh, you can check that email@example.com and also, Find my show on. Um, to do a little shameless plug here. Spotify, iHeartRadio, apple Podcast, Google Podcast, all the platforms that Coach Marella is on with sporting good posture and you can certainly follow me there, but I highly encourage you as creator and producer of the Sporting Good Posture Podcast, um, to.
[00:02:24] Continue to follow Coach Marella. He’s giving some fantastic advice. He’s one of the top doctors that I work with. He’s one of my top doctor sponsors that keeps me on the air as well. And, uh, he’s just in general a great guy. So I’m not, uh, commandeering or hijacking his podcast with any malice intended whatsoever.
[00:02:42] But I am here to help things along. And, um, here in January of 2021, Uh, coach Marella has already released, uh, an episode of the podcast, um, in which he was talking about. Uh, losing weight and a very common goal for people this time of year, and it’s a [00:03:00] very interesting time that we’re in, because this isn’t your typical January New Year’s resolutions.
[00:03:05] I’m going to drop the weight three weeks later. Uh, drop the plan. Uh, perhaps you’ve been creating. New Year’s resolutions every single month for almost an entire year now. And, um, in about, uh, six, eight weeks from now, we’ll be a year into this thing. And, uh, so it is a special time. And, um, in the episode planning that, uh, coach Markel and I were, uh, doing, in our last meeting, we discussed having him do an episode relating the two topics of immunity.
[00:03:38] And, uh, weight loss or fat loss. And, and, uh, what is the relationship between those things and what is the relationship? Where does posture come in and that significance as well. Posture is more important perhaps than ever, especially with work from home, school, from home. All of these things from home now having to be at home, which isn’t very ergonomically designed.
[00:03:59] Uh, as a matter [00:04:00] of fact, it’s probably more, more decorative than, than ergonomic. And, uh, now we’re faced with having to utilize. Our living space is, uh, for other purposes that require us to spend hours there. So that is kind of the situation we find ourselves in. And, uh, I want to actually help give an episode here today on what I found.
[00:04:24] I, I actually am an advocate. I go out and I speak in corporations. That is up until Friday the 13th, last March, 2020, uh, when everything turned topsy turvy. Um, I had already scheduled about a hundred corporate lectures, uh, to go in and, and speak to corporate employees, uh, about wellness, about posture, about ergonomics and, and other such topics.
[00:04:48] I. And advocating the significance of posture in terms of it being a symptom of some other things. And, uh, I had already scheduled by that march, over a [00:05:00] hundred of those talks for the year. Well, on my way to 250 planned lectures for that year. I mostly deliver those lectures in person. In localized to Manhattan.
[00:05:11] I’m from New York, and, uh, Dr. Markella and I are both from New York. And, uh, everything went topsy-turvy. Within 48 hours. My hundred already scheduled talks were wiped clean from my schedule as people weren’t there to talk to anymore. No one knew how long any, you know, quarantine was going to be. And, um, people went home to work.
[00:05:33] For an indefinite period of time. So there was nobody literally to talk to, and, uh, most people, believe it or not, didn’t know. Here we are, almost a year later, this has changed, but didn’t know about online conferencing. A lot of corporate people did, but a lot of corporate people didn’t. And, um, just your regular people alone, your parents didn’t know about it.
[00:05:54] Uh, you know, a lot of family members didn’t know about it. Yeah. A lot of your friends didn’t know how to [00:06:00] get on Zoom or go to meeting or Skype or anything like that, or FaceTime and, uh, we had to like learn these platforms. Now, fortunately, I’d been on these platforms for a long time, but I had to kind of wait it out for these, these companies to kind of get their footing, get everybody working from home and get up and running again.
[00:06:18] And I started moving. Online to do my lectures, and I’ve done quite a few. As a matter of fact, with Coach Margiela, we actually did some lectures online for his patients. And if you’re a patient of Coach Mark Ellis, you may have seen me as a guest speaker on some of the online, uh, seminars that he offered this past summer 2020.
[00:06:39] And, uh, I was there for those. So that’s the backdrop behind from where I’m coming to you today with. This particular episode and it’s important for me to support Coach Mark Allen. I thought this would be a great time to commandeer his podcast to give you some insight on the things that are involved in real weight loss.
[00:06:59] And [00:07:00] interestingly enough, this pandemic that’s been going on gives us a unique opportunity to further and better understand. This topic better than we ever have before because I think, uh, in general, what I’ve found is people’s attention has been more focused on where real wellness comes from and when we’re talking about wellness.
[00:07:20] Wellness in and of itself is an optimum state of being for the body. And most people don’t know the magnitude of that optimum, like how far that optimum actually goes. And I’m talking the basic blueprint of the body. I’m talking the blueprint that Mother Nature put out there for the body. We could sit here and do.
[00:07:40] Episode upon episode of arguing back and forth as to who put the body there, who designed it, how intelligent the design is and all that kind of stuff. But none of that really helps us survive any better. What we’re looking for is useful things, things that we can use, and the fact that the blueprint exists itself, regardless of who put it there, [00:08:00] um, and how far back it goes.
[00:08:02] There are mechanics to that blueprint there. The blueprint actually exists and there is a design to it, and it is designed to be structured in a certain way so that it can function in a certain way. And that in its ideal is the blueprint. It is natural to the body and it’s far beyond perhaps light, years beyond what anyone.
[00:08:23] Expects it to be, and just when you start to look at that ideal, you start to realize a lot of these things that you live with or cope with every single day. Stresses that seem to invade the body or that you carry around with you, or even weight that you gain, even an unhealthy condition that you have.
[00:08:40] Even viruses and bacteria and different things that you can track that make the body ill to any degree, from minor to severe. Those implications are actually indications that there is malfunction in the body, not that these things are a fact of life indeed, and that wellness itself then [00:09:00] becomes a sliding scale.
[00:09:01] There’s no absolute wellness. But on the other hand, there is no absolute not wellness. There’s no absolute immunity, absolute non immunity, absolute nutrition, absolute malnutrition. It’s a sliding scale. You could be better nourished or worser. Nourished, if you will. Uh, you can be more or less immune. You can be a lot more immune or a little more immune.
[00:09:23] You can be a lot less immune. You can be way une. But because of these things we’ve come to accept about life, like people, uh, just get sick and there’s not much you can do about it or, uh, that, uh, people gain weight and there’s not much you can do about it. And some people are just born to be able to be at their ideal weight.
[00:09:44] And some people are just born. To not be able to lose weight no matter what they do. And some people are born to, when they gain weight, be able to take it off in a few days. And those are the things that are mysteries largely because they’re just untrue. And it comes from not [00:10:00] understanding the blueprint of the body.
[00:10:01] So the subject of today’s podcast episode is going to be. Posture, immunity and weight loss, especially because of this time of year, what connects them and what unlocks the secret to undoing any of them. Now, stay with me here because I don’t want you to get the idea that, well, let’s see. I don’t have any weight to lose cuz I’m in great shape and I’m doing very, very well.
[00:10:24] I don’t want you to get the idea that this episode is not for you. Because the fact of the matter is whether you’re gaining weight or not, weight gain is merely one symptom. And what I, the first premise that I want to prove out to you today is that, Whether you’re retaining weight or not, weight gain and weight retention, I’m talking excess, unnatural weight gain and weight retention being unnatural, being over your ideal weight, that condition, and a non [00:11:00] optimum postural condition, meaning anything that you perceive as not great about your posture are near equal symptoms.
[00:11:11] Neither of those things is something to be focused on as a condition. You have to understand the difference between a symptom and a condition, and we’ve gotta get you to the point where you’re using the word disease condition and so on much more loosely, because those things have a dangerousness about them in that they indicate a permanence.
[00:11:40] And a permanence indicates there’s nothing that can be done about them. And when I say nothing can be done about them, I’m saying we also have the perception that once we get them, we’re talking about getting sick. Once we get those non optimum conditions that not only do they seem permanent, but nothing can be done about it means [00:12:00] all you can do about those conditions is after you have to wait to have a condition to be able to do it.
[00:12:06] And I’m talking about prevention here. I’m talking about the ability to overcome any barriers to the optimum per blueprint, per mother nature body. And you do have a body that goes according to that blueprint. Everyone does. And yes, things can go wrong with the basic structure, okay? There’s no denying that if you cut out an organ, No matter what you do and how healthy you live, you can’t improve the function of that organ any longer.
[00:12:39] But you’d be surprised that even organs which have been badly damaged or injured can regenerate and grow back, can have the capability of it. Doesn’t mean it does in every case, but you have to understand possibility. Now, I’m not a doctor here, but you don’t have to be a doctor to understand the logic of the basic blueprint [00:13:00] of structure and function, and that is the difference.
[00:13:03] Between conditions and symptoms, how things should be working and what gives you a sliding scale of wellness. You can be pretty well now, and you could be more well tomorrow, and you could be even more. Well next month and a year from now. You can be 10 times as well as you are today. And conversely, you can get worse over time.
[00:13:29] Conditions improve and conditions can decline, but I wanna talk to you about symptoms today versus conditions because most people take excess weight, weight gain, stubborn weight. As a condition when it’s actually a symptom. Most people think posture is a condition. Now, I had my life saved by a chiropractor, uh, over 25 years ago.
[00:13:56] Chiropractor saved my life by exactly what I’m talking about in [00:14:00] this episode. It wasn’t the treatment that I got from the chiropractor. It was understanding this and getting me involved in my own wellness and being able to take control of it. But the fact of the matter is, That when you understand structure and function, you start to understand that conditions are not necessarily conditions, whereas they are symptoms.
[00:14:21] Most people that I’ve spoken to and ever since I got my life saved, I have spoken to more than 25 to 30,000 people, interviewed, screened, lectured to them, spoken individually to them, referred them to chiropractors, and I can tell you I’ve retained a lot from those conversations. And what I find is that when it comes to the subject of posture, most people, particularly in the last five years and we’re here in 2021 now, have had their attention on posture.
[00:14:52] And every time I bring up the word posture with someone as a symptom, they usually have a knee jerk reaction simultaneously, [00:15:00] and that is, ugh. I have terrible posture, probably more than nine times out of 10 on average. So posture is actually though a symptom. But most people consider it a condition and it ends there.
[00:15:14] It’s something you’re cursed with. It’s something that you have to exercise and fight against and try to, you know, fix or correct or, you know, sit better or get a standing desk at work or, you know, try to stand up straighter or work with your personal trainer at the gym, or even work with your chiropractor, which is also a little bit of a misguided view.
[00:15:35] That you think, oh, well, I have bad posture. I have to work with my chiropractor To improve your posture being a symptom, your posture improving should be a side effect of getting well. Your losing weight should not be something you pursue. Going to somebody to help you with weight loss should not be the main focus.
[00:15:58] Losing weight [00:16:00] should be a side effect, a very good side effect of applying the correct technology to the structure and function that your body is designed to have and do so when you have postural problems, they should go away and they should correct indirect ratio to you making the body well. If you have excess weight.
[00:16:22] That excess weight should drop indirect ratio to you making the body well. If you’re in pain or discomfort, or if you’re wearing or carrying or holding your stress in your shoulders or your back or your neck, or wherever you keep it, that should deplete It should go away in direct ratio to you making the body well to you, bringing it back to the optimum.
[00:16:49] Getting it back according to its blueprint from Mother Nature. Doing so is what wellness is all about and is how you make the [00:17:00] body well enough that those side effects are, that the symptoms go away. And when you start to classify excess weight and weight gain, pain, discomfort, tension, physical stress, Postural problems when you reclassify them as symptoms, you open the door to being able to have wellness far beyond what you ever thought you were capable of.
[00:17:25] And that’s what the whole principle of today’s episode is about. It’s not totally about weight loss and Coach Markella and I actually have an episode planned where we are gonna really specifically relate weight loss to this subject doc. Markella actually, um, just toward the end of 2020, implemented a new program in his office that was designed by chiropractors for chiropractors to use with.
[00:17:49] Their patience because of the principles that I’m talking to you about in this episode, and he will still do that episode with you. I want him to very specifically relate. [00:18:00] Weight loss and chiropractic, and that program is called ChiroThin, and it’s a brilliant program. I’ve been looking more and more into it, more of the chiropractors across the country and around the world who have been sponsoring me over these many years.
[00:18:11] More of those chiropractors than I can even count, have been telling me they’ve been getting involved with this ChiroThin program. And it made me very curious about it, and I’ve been asking my docs. About that program and I’ve been finding it’s quite a brilliant program and it’s predicated on what I’m talking to you about today and that’s why I’m resonating with it and feeling it necessary to Commandeer Doc’s podcast so that I can bring that message to you because as a posture and wellness advocate, It’s actually my job and my duty to inform you of that.
[00:18:44] Now, I do that on my podcast, the Wellness broadcast. You should definitely listen to that as well. It’s just another thing in your arsenal that you can do. This is not to take away from, uh, doc’s Sporting Good Posture podcast. I absolutely need you to continue to listen to, to Coach Marella. He’s [00:19:00] your local man on the ground there.
[00:19:01] He’s the guy who’s actually gonna help you make these things happen. Um, but for a more generalized approach as well. Uh, I talk a lot about these things and I just felt it necessary to bring some of that wellness broadcast energy here to the Sporting Good Posture Podcast. Um, so when Coach Marella asks you what you’re sporting.
[00:19:23] You could say I’m sporting good wellness as well, and that’s what my two senses on adding to this. So how, what is the significance of this? We’re talk, are we just talking about weight loss here? We’re at the beginning of the year where most people, even if you’re, you’ve never really consider yourself overweight.
[00:19:41] You probably, usually after the holidays, every single year. In January are at least like, I really need to change my eating. I really need to change my habits because you picked up some bad habits over the holidays. Now maybe you don’t even have that, but maybe your habits originated long before the holidays and [00:20:00] holiday after holiday has passed of you having poor postural habits or maybe you having some non chronic.
[00:20:05] Pain or discomfort or carrying stress in your body or different things that that bother you or maybe some other health condition. And all I want you to understand is that this January when you get the attitude that I wanna start the new year healthy, and you wanna make some resolutions, don’t resolve to get rid of your symptoms.
[00:20:25] Resolve to understand structure and function of the body. And in that understanding, compare the optimum. What the blueprint says your body should be and what it should be able to do. Compare that state to the state that you’re in and you will automatically see how far you are from it and it will start to show up.
[00:20:46] Number one, things that you didn’t know were difficulties or problems and you thought were facts of life are actually not. And their barriers to overcome their malfunctions, that should be looked at and focused on, and it will [00:21:00] give you. An idea of how far you are from that optimum, what you might have to do to do that, and it will put you in a situation where you have a coach there.
[00:21:09] Coach Marella, he is a brilliant doctor of chiropractic and 90% of what he does is dedicated to helping you figure that out. The first 90% of what he does doesn’t even involve any treatment whatsoever. It doesn’t involve sitting up straighter or correcting your posture or any of that stuff. It involves figuring out what your barriers are to function, and those start with structure and the structure of the body is the most important thing.
[00:21:39] Now, what does this compare to? Let me give you a little analogy. Okay. The structure of the body is designed to be able to hold all the various components of the body in various positions. Take apart any device. If you have a computer, let’s say a desktop computer at home and you were to pop open the [00:22:00] box that is the computer, and you looked inside, you would notice all the circuitry is mounted in a very specific fashion, right?
[00:22:07] It’s not just thrown in there together. And that, think about it, if you were to take the screws out, that held certain circuit boards in certain positions away from each other. And you just let them all fall on each other. They might short each other out. They won’t be able to perform the functions as well or at all.
[00:22:27] That even goes for your electric panel in your house. If you were to pull apart your electric panel, you’ll notice certain wires go to certain places and they’re very secure in there, and that if you release them and allowed them to mix in or do anything where they’re out of their original position, all hell is going to break loose.
[00:22:47] And all manner of symptoms will happen. You may get electrocuted first and foremost and killed. You may blow out some appliances. You may just have no electricity. You might have less electricity in your appliances don’t work [00:23:00] as well. The lights may dim down, the lights may black out. A fire may start.
[00:23:07] Lots of different things can happen. Now you can say, well, the fire’s the problem. Let’s put out the fire. But that doesn’t restore function, does it? Now, this, this actually parallels a, an example that I like to give actually. If you bought, let’s say you just spent $1,500 on a bicycle. You, you went to, bought a top of the line bicycle at a bike shop that’s supposed to be a top of the line bicycle that’s supposed to put you in the most stellar shape of your life.
[00:23:33] Okay, and you went to buy this bicycle. Now, let’s say, unbeknownst to you, there was something wrong with the mechanism that drives that bike forward when you pedal and that mechanism is off just enough to create a situation where you have to use 10 times the effort and energy to propel that bike forward than you normally were, and it’s now overworking you.
[00:23:56] If you don’t understand the structure of [00:24:00] that bike, you understand the function of it, but you don’t understand how it’s structured and designed per its blueprint to be able to function in that manner. You won’t know anything’s wrong with the bike and that 10 times extra effort you’re gonna have to put to operate that bike is going to seem normal to you.
[00:24:20] And then when you don’t get the result the bike is supposed to do, you’re going to think the bike doesn’t work. That technology is faulty. Now, let’s say you are one of the designers of the bike. And you knew the blueprint inherently, and you took the first one off the assembly line and you got to take it home and you used it and you found that you were putting that 10 x effort into doing it, you would instantly know that there was something wrong and you’d instantly know where to go to look for that problem.
[00:24:50] There would be a symptom there, and it would probably stand out very obvious to you by just looking at the mechanism that drives the bike [00:25:00] forward. That is where your posture comes in. We’re talking about structure versus function, and when it comes to the body, the basic structure of the body is designed to hold your heart in a certain position.
[00:25:11] Your lungs in a certain position, your kidneys, your liver, your spleen, your bladder, your colon, your abdomen, your digestive system, your muscles. In certain positions and have them function in certain ways. There’s a synchronicity to how the body works, and it starts with holding that body in a certain position, and just like your electrical panel or the components inside your computer have to be held in a certain position.
[00:25:36] So does the body have that same structure? That is posture. It doesn’t matter whether it’s your electrical panel, your computer, or your spine. And your skeleton. Those things are what posture is about, and posture is the basic structure. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking at the apartment building across the street or the highrise building that you work in.[00:26:00]
[00:26:00] That building has a certain structure. If you don’t build a building with columns that are completely 90 degree angles or perpendicular to earth, and you don’t have floors that are level, that building is going to eventually collapse. It’s not going to function the way that it’s supposed to. The elements, the stresses out in the environment are going to be able to influence it and make it worse until the thing collapses.
[00:26:23] It’s the same thing with your computer and your electrical panel. Those things will not work. They will not function the way they’re designed to function because structure is out. So structure first, function second, structure makes function possible and posture is not. Is not a condition but a symptom posture.
[00:26:45] The only way posture is a condition is when it’s in its ideal. That is the per blueprint structure that allows function to happen, and that’s the only thing you need Concern yourself with. Concerning yourself with bad posture is [00:27:00] nearly a waste of time beyond recognizing it to say We’re off the ideal, let’s put it back.
[00:27:06] That’s what chiropractors do, but only 10% or less of what they do is dedicated to doing that. The first part is the investigatory part. It’s in investigation, it’s research. It’s looking at the symptoms and saying, what do these things mean? You wanna talk about losing weight for the new year? Put yourself in a new state of mind.
[00:27:30] Say, what does the structure look like? How is this thing supposed to function? Because I can tell you a body is not supposed to hold onto excess weight. The body actually makes fat cells for a reason, and that’s for potential energy. By the way, fat is energy and the body uses that energy. However, it can malfunction to the degree where it doesn’t.
[00:27:55] Any longer understand how to use that fat as energy and it will [00:28:00] continue to manufacture and store that fat and it can malfunction to the degree that it will never tap into and use that reserve of fat and the body will get overweight. That is a malfunction of the body. It can be caused by many things and a combination of these things.
[00:28:18] But starting with the basic structure and the basic function, you can start to understand, if you look at the blueprint and you say, here’s how it’s supposed to work, think about it. Think about your computer or that bicycle. If you, on either of those scenarios when they were malfunctioning, if you took the original blueprint plans and laid it out next to the bike, you would be looking at two things simultaneously.
[00:28:41] Right adjacent to each other. You would be looking at the ideal and you would be looking at the existing bike or computer. And what you could do is you can compare the two until you find the differences. And when you find the differences, you know what’s wrong. So you can come up to and ask me a [00:29:00] question or ask coach Marella a question and say, Hey, why do people gain weight?
[00:29:05] And that’s a loaded question because there are so many ways, individual people, so many combinations. It’s an infinite amount of combinations of how people can be overweight, how people can be considered unhealthy, how people can have lowered immunity. And yes, immunity is a sliding scale. You can be more or less immune.
[00:29:26] Think about the blueprint you can have, you can be a little off the blueprint and have a little bit of malfunction, right? Let’s say, uh, this, this bicycle scenario I give you, let’s say some of the mechanics of it, the basic structure are just slightly off and make you have to pump the pedals, like one x or 1.5 x or two x effort that you’ll have to put into it.
[00:29:47] Or it could be so off kilter that you have to work 20 times as harder to work that bike. Or it could be so off that the bike doesn’t work at all. Do you see what I mean? It’s a [00:30:00] sliding scale. Your car, same thing. Your car can malfunction a little bit, but think about it. If it’s malfunctioning just a little bit, it’s less noticeable to you and therefore will get worse insidiously without you noticing.
[00:30:13] All for the lack of understanding of structure and function, and that is the most important thing. I don’t care if it’s computers or cars or electrical panels or your health or wellness. It’s the same concept, and if you had that ideal blueprint there, understood it inherently, it’s only a secondary benefit that you stand a chance to fix it.
[00:30:37] The primary benefit is, you know, there’s a problem in the first place. You can’t fix something if you don’t know there’s trouble with it in the first place. If you think it’s normal, then you can’t fix it. And beyond that, it’s a sliding scale. It can be a little bit off or it can be a lot of bit off. So what you need to do is just think with that.
[00:30:59] Are you starting to [00:31:00] get the idea of why I Hijacked Doc’s podcast? It was really important to me that you folks in the greater Nashville area understand this concept. Because during, especially this pandemic time over the last year, I’ve seen particularly in that Nashville area, more and more ignorance of this subject.
[00:31:22] And what it’s created is more hysteria and fear and, uh, stress and those things actually compound these problems. Think about it. If, if a building isn’t built properly, that structure is off, the columns are not plumb, the floors are not level. And you put more stress from the environment on top of it, that building is gonna collapse or dilapidate a lot quicker.
[00:31:48] It’s going to accelerate it. And these are emergency times for us. The stresses are drastically accelerating. Everyone’s heard that stress causes health problems. It doesn’t cause health problems. [00:32:00] It makes health difficulties worse. It exploits health problems. People say it wrong when they say stress causes health problems.
[00:32:09] Yes. If you hit something with a baseball bat, you’re going to break it. So that stress, yes, that can cause a health problem, but the, the actual thing that people mean when they talk about that, when the doc says, well, you gotta take it easy, now you’re, you’re stressing out too much and a guy’s got cardiac problems or this or that or the other thing, and he tells him he’s gotta take it easy.
[00:32:27] Stress is exploiting a problem that person already has structurally and functionally. And it’s no different. When you’re gaining excess weight, you have to understand the function of the body. What is weight? Well, people are usually describing excess fat. What is the purpose of fat? What does it mean?
[00:32:45] Where does it come from? Why does the body manufacture it in the first place? Coach Marcella actually offers in the clinic something called lipo laser. It’s l e d light. It’s very safe, um, and it actually helps the, the cells dump [00:33:00] a lot of this excess fat. And that’s, that’s all well and good, and it does help.
[00:33:05] And it gets someone quick results and they, they get thinner and they feel better. But you also have to handle the reason that excess fat is being manufactured in the first place. And it’s not just because you’re eating donuts instead of broccoli. It’s because you’re interrupting something natural to the body.
[00:33:24] It’s because something structurally and functionally is wrong with the process of manufacturing and using fat for energy in the body. And if you can tap into that and make it its ideal, then the body will make fat to be able to use as energy, and it will indeed use it as energy and you won’t store it anymore in excess.
[00:33:43] You may store some, but it’ll only be what you need and you certainly won’t be overweight. The same thing with immunity. Now, are you gonna become bulletproof? If you lose weight and you become healthier and more, well, you’re there. There’s no guarantee you’ll be [00:34:00] bulletproof. Okay? Bacteria, viruses, those things, they exist.
[00:34:04] They can get somebody sick. Poisons still poison people. But let me ask you a question. If your body was in really, really bad shape, if you had a longstanding disease and you got hit with some poison, and then you took somebody who was in tip top health and the best shape they could possibly be in poisoned equally, who’s got a better shot?
[00:34:29] Are they both going to have the same effect of the poison or the bacteria or the virus or the illness or whatever? That additional stress can push an already bad situation over the edge. And that’s what you’re hearing. So nobody’s saying that you’re going to go to a chiropractor and become immune.
[00:34:48] You’re going to go on a weight loss program and you’re gonna lose weight, or you’re going to eat better nutrition and you’re gonna be completely immune and you’re not going to catch some virus that’s going around. No one is saying that. And the people who [00:35:00] are. Okay, I just read a headline today that the, um, I think the, uh, the CEO of Whole Foods, this, this headline, I don’t even know the truth of the story or how credible this story is, but there was this headline that the ceo o of Whole Foods is in hot water because he said the solution, uh, to the pandemic, and I’m paraphrasing, I don’t know if this was his exact words, but he said some solution to the pandemic, the real solution.
[00:35:23] To this and immunity is, uh, to change people’s diets. Now I think we can all think about that logically and think of what he meant. I don’t think any of us think that he’s saying You are not going to catch any virus or bacteria if you eat better. I think what we all inherently know that that gentleman was trying to say, if this is indeed what he said, that he was just saying that if you know the blueprint of the body, if you know how it’s structured, you know how it functions, you know what its needs and wants are to fuel the body by its design and you give it what it needs and you [00:36:00] take care of it.
[00:36:00] And you take care to make sure that that body can keep. Environmental stress is out there that you’ll have a much better go of it. That’s how we improve immunity. The reason we find ourselves in trouble. Okay. To get on a soapbox for a minute, as a society in terms of health and wellness and people and pandemics that spread and, and people getting sick and mass, whether it’s happening to millions of people or thousands of people, or hundreds of people, or dozens of people, doesn’t really matter.
[00:36:31] What matters is that sliding scale can change even as a society, depending on how that society understands what we’re talking about in this episode. Does it mean the bubonic plague would’ve never happened if people had eaten better? No, but I’m willing to bet the numbers would have been, uh, less dismal.
[00:36:52] I’m willing to bet people would have had a better shot at surviving it had they known why did more people [00:37:00] die? Why was the death rate at a much younger age a hundred years ago and 200 years ago, and the death rate much more advanced when people contracted even a common cold than it is now? Because we understand more about what?
[00:37:13] What? Because we have more advanced medicine. No, because we understand more about how the body functions. And that is really what you need to take away from today’s episode. So if you want to lose weight and you wanna do it permanently, and you don’t want it to just be another New Year’s resolution that you’ve been making for the last 10, 15, 20, maybe 30 or 50 years in a row that you let go of two, three weeks later, maybe not even that long.
[00:37:41] And I’m speaking from experience because I’ve dropped him after a few days. I’ll be honest with you. If you don’t just want another one of those and you really want to make an impact this time, don’t go after the symptom. Don’t try and lose the weight. Don’t make a resolution against weight. Make a [00:38:00] resolution to understand inherently this thing that you’re walking around in for however many years you’re gonna have it.
[00:38:07] This is the vessel you’re gonna be using to accomplish those future goals that you want to have. Those future goals, which may be way below what you think you can do because of ignorance of structure and function, resolve to understand structure and function, and you will open the door to permanent resolution of problems without having to make resolutions.
[00:38:30] Your resolution should be, To understand structure and function and take active participation in your own wellness. I tell people this in every talk. I actually ask this as a question to every conference room that I go into and speak to, and one for one, everyone feels me on this. Everyone raises their hand or answers their nods their head and answers this in the same way, and the question is, When you’re sitting down with your doctor, your medical doctor, your [00:39:00] chiropractor, whoever it is, any specialist you might be at, who out of the two of you is in a better position to inherently know what’s going on with you, regardless of specialty or expertise or whatever, who is closer in on the condition between the two of you?
[00:39:18] And I think if you examine that very carefully, it’s you who’s in there. And if you just strive to have a little more understanding than you do. Then you can work with that doctor’s expertise together and get a better result than ever would have been attained by the doctor himself. Give your doctor a break.
[00:39:36] I don’t care if it’s your chiropractor, your gp, or some gastro specialist you’re seeing or whatever. Give your doctor the benefit of the doubt and a break that he cannot climb inside your body and be you. Only you can. And if you just strive to understand basic structure and basic function, and you become more self-aware, you can do more [00:40:00] for yourself than that doctor can, and you can assist him to take all that expertise and just rock one out of the park for you.
[00:40:08] And that’s what I would really love for you. What do I want for you? Mostly? Why do I produce this show for Dr. Marella? Why did I help him put together and create sporting good posture? Because I want you to sport good posture. But what does sporting good posture mean? Sporting good posture means understanding that posture is perfect structure.
[00:40:33] It’s not an aesthetic thing, it’s not a health condition or problem when it’s off posture. Is perfect, always perfect, and when it doesn’t look perfect, it’s an indicator that the basic structure is off. Posture is a symptom. If posture looks good, things are most probably okay. Sometimes they’re not because it’s not as obvious, [00:41:00] but if posture looks bad, you know, something in the basic structure is off, and once the basic structure is off, it’s going to interfere with function.
[00:41:08] I don’t care if it’s your body or your electrical panel. Sporting good posture means to keep your body optimum structure and to keep that function going, to understand what the body needs, and to give it those things and make sure that blueprint is being followed. To the last schematic, to the last component, to the last aspect of its design.
[00:41:34] And when you do that, you have better and better health, better and better wellness, better and better immunity, better and better chances of not contracting an illness or better and better chances of if you do not getting as sick as you may have. It doesn’t mean you are going to be immune. Okay? These types of views tend to be attacked because [00:42:00] they sound dangerous when, when somebody overstates their point on this, and there’s a lot of overstatement going on right now.
[00:42:07] I’m not talking about Coach Marella. He’s been viewing the line during this pandemic with this. He understands this inherently, but there are some out there who aren’t nuts who really understand this, but they’re overstating their point saying, uh, better nutrition or more vitamin D makes you immune or adjustments make you more immune.
[00:42:27] And none of those things are true. Purely in the way they’re being stated. And what the person is really trying to say is, wellness is a sliding scale. Immunity is a sliding scale. You can be more immune or you can be less immune. And I think we can all agree that if somebody is really sick or has poor health and then gets hit with more stress from the environment, they’re gonna be a lot less equipped than somebody who’s proofed up against that environment.
[00:42:56] And while both scenarios the person could contract a [00:43:00] disease, maybe one might be a lot worsely affected by it than the other, maybe one will only be affected in a minor way by it. And those are all maybes. It depends on a lot of factors and circumstances. We can all agree. Our parents taught us this and they were right, that if you don’t take care of yourself, right.
[00:43:19] What did your parents used to tell you? They used to tell you, well, your resistance is lowered. Resistance against disease. That’s a natural thing to the body. Resistance. Your body is built to resist things. Think of any time you’ve seen anyone get a fever. What do you think a fever is? When the body gets a fever, it’s reacting to something and it’s resisting that thing.
[00:43:40] It’s an attempt to kill something. White blood cells in the body, they are resistances. They’re in there to do a job. When some foreign invader comes in, they go to work. You may not know this, but inflammation. Everybody you know is talking about, oh, inflammation is the enemy. Whatever. Yes, it’s an [00:44:00] indication that some non optimum health condition is going on, but the inflammation is happening because something didn’t happen that should have, and the inflammation is actually attempting to quarantine off a.
[00:44:11] Portion of the body to fight it off and heal it and protect it. In the meantime, it has a function. So give your body the benefit of the doubt. It doesn’t mean throw all caution to the wind. It doesn’t mean that viruses and bacteria are all a sham and none of it’s true and whatever. There’s a lot of arguments going back and forth on this.
[00:44:33] And we’re not here to argue either argument. We’re just here to say it’s a sliding scale. Where is the optimum? Where are you? And how close can you get to the optimum? Because the closer you get to the optimum, the better your chances are, and I think we can all agree on that. The more strong you are, the better chance you have of, if something collapses on you, you holding it up off of yourself.
[00:44:56] And the weaker you are, the more chances are you’re gonna get [00:45:00] squashed. It’s just basic logic at that point. Self-awareness. There’s a lot of logic involved in self-awareness and you, the good news is you don’t need a PhD in anatomy or chiropractic even to understand that. If you just understand what I talk to you about today, then you’re well on your way to doing that.
[00:45:21] What do I recommend for you? I’m gonna tell you what I recommend. I recommend you continue to listen to the Sporting Good Posture podcast. Coach Mark Gala goes out of his way. He takes time out of his personal schedule. He does this when he’s at home, okay? When he could be spending time with his girls.
[00:45:37] He’s actually taking an hour out here, an hour out there to record the episodes and says that you can understand these things. And take that away more than having to go to his office all the time. You can constantly hear a stream of this and get reminded of it and get new viewpoints on it and become more and more and more and more self-aware because even self-awareness is a sliding scale.
[00:45:58] You can be more self-aware or less [00:46:00] self-aware. We want you to continue to do that, so you should continue to listen to the show. But the other thing is you should use posture as your indicator. That should be your dashboard, light or gauge. That posture is a constant indicator and you should constantly look in the mirror, check up on it, and keep an inventory of your symptoms, and keep an inventory of how you’re treating your body, what you’re doing for it, what you’re giving it.
[00:46:24] How you’re letting it sleep, how you’re sitting, what types of things you’re sitting on, what postural support, you’re giving it, all those things, but your posture, you can just look in the mirror and you can tell when it’s off. You can look at your shoulders, you can look at your head, and you can look at your hips, and you can tell when those things are off.
[00:46:39] If you’ve got one leg that’s shorter than the other, you know something must be off balance. If one leg is hanging a little higher, then something must be off balance somewhere. And if the structure’s off something is probably going wrong with function somewhere. And I can tell you this, coach Marella, I happen to know this about him personally, will never ever charge you for you to inquire about those [00:47:00] things.
[00:47:00] When you find them, you look in the mirror, you see something off, you call up his office, and I guarantee you, they will make an appointment for you to spend 15, 20 minutes with him and have him go over what you found. That’s how you stay on top of it. That’s what a coach does. He keeps you on the field playing, as we say at the beginning of every podcast, no matter what health or fitness game.
[00:47:21] You play. I don’t care if you just run the kids around to go to their little league games, or if you have a corporate job or you run your own business or whatever it is that you do, whatever game you play. Maybe you’re a fitness enthusiast, maybe you do CrossFit. Maybe you’re a marathon runner. Maybe you’re into amateur sports, or you want to be a pro athlete, or maybe you are.
[00:47:41] One of those things. It doesn’t matter what health or fitness game you play, you need a coach. The top players have a coach, and that’s why we call Dr. Marella, coach Marella. Because he understands that inherently being an athlete himself and he is dedicated to doing this for you. [00:48:00] So you owe it to yourself to check yourself in that mirror, to be self-aware and to communicate with Coach Marella, both by listening to his podcast, constantly taking his advice and implementing it, using it, passing it along to everyone.
[00:48:15] You know? That’s the other thing you should be doing, cuz the people in your vicinity, you want them to be well and healthy as well. Right. And on top of that, when things aren’t right with you or a loved one friend, family member, colleague, associate that you or they are getting in contact with Coach Marga.
[00:48:32] And I can tell you he’ll never charge you to spend a little time with you behind closed doors and give you a little bit of advice on where he feels you should go from there. And to kind of check things out a little bit and say, all right, let’s evaluate here. Let’s take a look at your timeline. Let’s see what your activity’s been like.
[00:48:48] Let’s see, all right, just how off is this? Let’s figure out where this might be coming from. And I can tell you this, you can always count on him for two things at the end of that, number one. Number one, [00:49:00] you can count on him to give you a full report of everything he finds when he looks you over. And the second thing is you can always count on them to make recommendations to you.
[00:49:11] And those recommendations always include things you could and should be doing on your own. Things that you can be in control of because his job is to put you in control of your health. Okay? It’s kind of like you’re driving in the car and you need to adjust your seatbelt, and that person on the passenger side, you ask him to take the wheel for a second, right?
[00:49:34] We’ve all done that. Not me, of course, and not you, but other people we’ve known have done that. We’ve seen it in movies. Right. Uh, I’m not advocating doing that on the road, but I’m just saying like if you have somebody take the wheel for a second, That’s what the analogy is here, and that’s what Coach Marga is there for.
[00:49:51] Listen, I wanna thank you for allowing me to, um, for indulging me in this, in this hijacking. It was my pleasure to hijack Docs podcast today. [00:50:00] Um, and to be able to talk to you. I’ve have been to Franklin multiple times. I’ve been working together with Coach Markella since 2012, I believe. So this year will be, Uh, wow.
[00:50:14] We’re going on nine years working together, coach and I, and um, it’s been great and I’ve been to his clinic multiple times and every time I come down there and I meet you folks, it’s just such a pleasure. I’m from New York. Uh, I’m now living in Florida. I moved, uh, to Florida, uh, just after the pandemic hit.
[00:50:32] And, uh, I’m doing a lot of great things down here. I’ve traveled a lot of the country, but I have to tell you, I really enjoy Nashville, the greater Nashville area. And when I come and I meet the patient base and all the people that Doc works with, his associates, his patients, they’re just so welcoming and so warm and awesome, and, That made me want to jump in and, uh, do my part to help you folks, and you folks are helping me just by listening to this podcast.
[00:50:56] And what you can do is you can follow him at Sporting Good Posture [00:51:00] on Instagram and you can find sporting good posture if you’re not already subscribed and you’re just listening on the website. He’s on Spotify, iHeartRadio, apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and almost every podcast platform that’s out there.
[00:51:13] So if you have an app, any of those apps, you can actually find it. Just search Sporting good posture. And you’ll find Coach Margie’s podcast there. And, uh, I would like you to take the opportunity to also subscribe to my podcast. You can support me, you can follow me on Instagram at the wellness broadcast, and I’m also on Facebook if you’re more of a Facebook person at the wellness broadcast there.
[00:51:35] Um, and I’m on all those platforms as well. You can listen to my podcast there and there’s a lot of this advice, and I encourage you that if you do listen to my podcast, that all the advice I give you, you take and you bring it. Into Coach Margie’s office, or if you have a friend listening to my podcast and you feel, felt maybe one of my episodes spoke sooth to you and, uh, you thought that applied to your, you know, Your aunt May, [00:52:00] um, and you wanted Aunt May to listen to it.
[00:52:01] Then let’s encourage Aunt May to go see Doc Markella or Coach Markella. And uh, I’m also connected. Like we, I know you folks know people all over the country and perhaps all over the world. I am connected to chiropractors everywhere. I. Okay. So also that enables me to not only give a lot of advice, but it also enables me to help you help somebody who’s far away who can’t go see Dr.
[00:52:24] Marella, who may be in another town or out in California or up in Canada or somewhere. And, uh, I can always help and be instrumental at getting people in the right direction, pointing them in the right direction to get the help that they need. And I’d be more than happy to do that. So here’s to a really super healthy and well and more immune, uh, 2021.
[00:52:45] Here’s to not having to make a resolution per se anymore, but here’s to the resolution of all problems by understanding structure and function. And that should be the only resolution you ever have to make and a one [00:53:00] time resolution you don’t have to. Make every year, you could just reaffirm it every day of the year.
[00:53:05] And once you understand those things, you’ll find you’ll never have to make another resolution again. So that’s what I wish for you. Uh, your, your next episode will be Coach Margie will allow him. Now, I haven’t bound and gagged him in the corner, although he’ll probably want to bound and gag me for having done this because I did not tell him I was getting on the air to do this until I already aired the episode.
[00:53:26] So it was a little mischievous and, uh, felt good to do that. It’s good to be bad once in a while anyway. And, um, It was my pleasure to do that for you. So in the meantime, I will repeat the mantra that Coach gives you every time and tell you this. Remember, the coach’s door is always open. This is not Coach Marella, but I can tell you he’s sporting good posture.
[00:53:52] How about you? Be good. The Sporting Good Posture Podcast is a broadcast wellness production powered [00:54:00] by Ideal Health Wellness Center. All content copyright 2020, all rights reserved. Executive producer Frank Sardella. Dr. Marcella appears courtesy of Ideal Health Wellness Center in Franklin. For more information, visit sporting good posture.com and follow Coach on Instagram at Sporting Good Posture.