DR. JOHN KALB

DR. JOHN KALB – John is a chiropractic physician, men’s movement elder, educator, scientist, and health coach. In his own blogs and in his new book, Winning at Aging, Dr. Kalb passionately maps out a complete game plan for health and happiness in the second half of life. John is an adjunct faculty member at Southern Oregon University where he teaches through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. He runs a busy chiropractic practice in Ashland, Oregon with a focus on interesting his patients in prevention, wellness, and longevity.

  • DO SENIOR BRAINS AGE? LIVING HEALTHY – DR. JOHN KALB – Brain aging is a myth. Really? The very idea, currently being proposed with a straight face by some brain researchers, seems both preposterous and promising. We’ve all heard how millions of Americans are suffering and dying from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We’ve heard that there is ... more
  • BUILD A BEAUTIFUL BRAIN ! LIVING HEALTHY – DR. JOHN KALB– I recently ran into an old friend at the gym and had quite a shock. He looked years younger than the last time we met. I remembered that he’d been putting in 60 to 80 hours a week at a stressful job while going through a painful divorce. Not only ... more
  • ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: FINALLY, GOOD NEWS LIVING HEALTHY – DR. JOHN KALB – It was a shocking, sad moment, the first time my mother forgot who I was. Her dementia had been slowly but steadily increasing for years. I was losing her, mind first. It had happened to friends, now it was happening to me.  Now it was more than statistics; it ... more
  • DON’T RETIRE YOUR MIND, PART 2   LIVING HEALTHY – DR. JOHN KALB – As I promised in Part 1 of this blog, here are five psychological techniques scientists have discovered that increase our ability to solve problems creativity. Embrace paradox: Don’t shy away from controversy, irony, or absurdity. Researchers found in one study that after reading an absurd short story, participants showed ... more
  • DON’T RETIRE YOUR MIND, PART 1 LIVING HEALTHY – DR. JOHN KALB–You’ve finally retired or nearly so and you are looking forward to kicking back, relaxing, and enjoying doing nothing. This is wishful thinking. The time seems to fill up, as many retirees can’t imagine how they made time to actually work. This “busyness” could be a good thing compared to ... more
  • RESISTING MARSHMALLOWS….BEYOND WILLPOWER AND SELF-SABOTAGE PART 2 LIVING HEALTHY – DR. JOHN KALB– As I mentioned in the first part of this post, there are four keys to utilizing your will power. The third key is identifying and connecting to our core values, finding a passionate purpose or reason for accomplishing our goals in the first place. If we have some idea ... more
  • RESISTING MARSHMALLOWS…BEYOND WILL POWER, PART 1 LIVING HEALTHY – DR. JOHN KALB – If you are reading this, chances are you are  not four years old, but humor me, go back in time and read on. Imagine you are four years old and you are given a strange choice: A marshmallow is placed in front of you that you could eat ... more
  • BRAIN FITNESS – THE HEART OF AGING WELL LIVING HEALTHY – DR. JOHN KALB – It takes more than just doing crossword puzzles to keep your brain fit and healthy. Many people forget that the brain is a very sensitive organ that depends upon high levels of fuel and nutrients to do its job. What is the brain’s job? Creating our mind and running ... more
  • HEALTH IS WEALTH IN RETIREMENT LIVING HEALTHY – JOHN M. KALB MS DC – Make a Commitment to Invest in Yourself! Money is the first thing that comes to mind for most of us when we hear the word wealth. Money, shopping, and greed are worshiped by our consumerist society. Ironically, the latest research shows that friends are more important ... more
  • WINNING AT AGING IN RETIREMENT LIVING HEALTHY – DR. JOHN KALB – We’re in the midst of a revolution in our understanding of successful aging. An empowering story is emerging—we have significant control over our health, aging process, and quality of our retirement. Many of my patients over the age of 40 or 50 complain that getting older is no picnic. ... more
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