DWIGHT TAMANAHA
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CCSP (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician)

Director, Rehabilitation and Therapy Department, ProCare Chiropractic Clinic; Green Bay WI

“Focus on rehabilitation, therapy, and nutrition. Rehabilitation includes therapeutic exercises for muscle function and neuromuscular rehabilitation for establishing brain-body pathways for coordination, balance and healthy movements and positions with minimal pain.”


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EDUCATION

Upon graduation from Henry Perrine Baldwin High School, I attended and graduated from Eastern Michigan University at Ypsilanti MI. Phyllis Yabui (her name then) graduated from the same school. My bachelor of science degree in Premedicine: Biology major,


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AIR FORCE

Chemistry minor helped me eventually become an Air Force Captain (officer). While in the Air Force, stationed in California, Korea, and North Dakota, I also became a national champion and an All-American in Olympic Weightlifting. I only became a bronze medalist for the USA in the Pan-American Weightlifting Championships at Mexico City, Mexico. While at North Dakota, my training partner who had a bachelor's in English eventually attended the Cordon Bleu Chef school just before I left. I was honorably discharged after 14 years.


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NATIONAL COLLEGE  

After the Air Force, I attended and graduated from the National College of Chiropractic Colelge at Lombard, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. Took harp lessons there from a teacher at Wheaton IL. The late Mr. Saburo Watanabe asked me at age 16 to consider playing the harp; to which I said I'd take it up at age 50 when I'm more mature. I started taking these lessons at age 37. Having taken piano lessons at age 6, with a whole lot of dabbling with what my dad played (ukulele, harmonica, accordion, guitar, drums) I could read notes and had rhythm, my teacher said I was ready and progressed rapidly to an intermediate level. Association and friendship also included a harp professor during this time from a harp workshop at Northern Illinois University at DeKalb IL.


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SUPERIOR FOODS
I envisioned that superior foods would come out of the Amazon Forest; this became reality just recently! I became a recluse outside of work to learn about food purity, the Okinawan Food Plan, and Chinese exercise until February 2004 when I was introduced to Truth Freedom principles in thinking. I just completed all my reserve military training to qualify for military retirement as an officer, which I'm now collecting.
  

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MY DAD’S INFLUENCE

 After chiropractic school while practicing Chiropractic school and attending military reserve duty, my dad died in 1996. While grieving, I poured myself into, and continuing the legacy of what my dad introduced me to--cooking by principle, how to become a great musician, and later, to learn the middle roots of America (he taught me French and Italian at age 11). My dad was a drummer and my Uncle Masao was a bugler in the army. I played taps on my uncle's bugler. It was an epiphanic moment I'll never forget. My mom's great uncle was a guitarist and even in his 90s could play classical music and wrote a song about his son Kiyoshi. 

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ARROGANT PERSON

After reading 100s of books and 1000 CDs/DVDs in this thinking system, I came across a French diet book by Mireille Guiliano and started reviewing the Okinawan and French diet books. This thinking system enabled me to go from an arrogant, uncommunicative person to a bubbly, listening, communicative person in 4 years of associating with people who were positive and encouraging. With the information I learned I started systematizing the FrAsian System. Remember, my prior mention of my training partner. Well, he's the owner of FOUR approved U.S. Patents, finished the Cordon Bleu school and owns 7 businesses. We're going to discuss the FrAsian beginnings and I will meet with my harp professor in the twin cities MN, play on his big pedal harp and meet among the world's best harpist to boot.


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MY PHILOSOPHY

Old Chinese Proverb says, 'you will forget what you see, you will remember what you hear, but if you don't do, you will never know.' We learn by doing, for if we don't do, we don't know, and we don't have; you know? Socrates the wisest man in Greece said it's because 'I don't know what I don't know.'


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SENIOR HEALTH

BHS1966 has asked me to share health advice with our classmates, but keep it simple. For older individuals, exercise and nutrition is a must. In future articles,  I'll share my fusion dietary principles from France and Asia, types of excercise, a Flexercise program and more. 

Excercise can consist of aerobic and strengthening with some core work and balancing. Aerobic activities are simply walking, running, stair stepping. Strength work can be with free weights, using machines, or self-resistance such as Callanetics. 

The following outlines the components of exercise that significantly contribute towards one's health, regardless of what exercise program you do. These are core protection. The core essentially includes all the tissues along the spine from the neck on down to the okole. These, according the most functional literature, are the ones overcoming the cross syndromes. The cross syndromes include a pattern of strengthening and stretching qualities. Match these qualitites leads to balancing and enabling ALL the muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons to coordinatively work in harmony.

 In order of top to bottom, in alternative, cross patterns, the strengtheners are the front neck muscles, upper back muscles, abdominal muscles, buttock muscles and part of the front thigh muscles. The stretchers are the back of the neck muscles, chest muscles, lower back, hamstrings, and the calf muscles.

In future articles, I will draw from an extensive reading and experience as an Olympic Weightlifter, harpist, day to day work and academic training through this year.

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RETIRING
I will be retiring as a chiropractor on December 31, 2009 and be pursuing a full-time leadership and nutrition career poised to develop one into the best they could be and helping this country and the world to return to principles of freedom which avert history of not repeating itself as the fall of the Roman Empire.

These principles have helped to change from a selfish, shy, opionionated individual to a listener, seeing and expressing the good in others and being lavish with praise and recognition of others, treating my staff and patients like gold!


Dwight Tamanaha