Author Archives: Dr. David Kolowski

The Heart Sound Recorder:
An Introduction for Practitioners and Patients

The Heart Sound Recorder (HSR) is an exciting technology that fits seamlessly into any healthcare practice where Standard Process nutrition is provided. This general wellness device graphs the heart’s rate, rhythm, and tone as it relates to nutritional deficiencies and toxicities. But how does it work? What are patients required to do during their HSR […]

Healthy People Are Not Profitable

Maybe I’m naïve for believing that our society should try to do the greatest amount of good for the greatest number of people at the lowest cost. Maybe I’m foolish to think that American capitalism, which is designed to let the best solutions rise to the top, should operate without corruption. And maybe I’m a […]

Nutritional Supplements:
Don’t Believe the Same Old Story

It happened—again. More time and money has been wasted on the same old, tired story, rewritten in yet another way. And all to promote a nonsensical idea. What is this story? Simply another article trying to convince us that nutritional supplements are a waste of money at best and dangerous for our health at worst. […]

SRP Practitioner Interview:
A Conversation with Drs. David and Lauren Kolowski

Welcome to the latest installment of our Selene River Press Practitioner Interviews. This time around SRP managing editor Danielle LeBaron sat down for a fascinating conversation with Lauren Kolowski, DC, and David Kolowski, DC, author of  The Night Before Wellness. This dynamic husband-and-wife team are devoted to helping people ask better questions and enhance their […]

How to Tune Up Your Diet Without the Pain

Selene River Press recently received a question about how to still enjoy foods you love even while making healthier diet choices. Essentially, this person wanted to know if they had to give up their favorite donut in order to eat healthier. I love this question because there are so many possible answers, and most of […]

When the Numbers Lie:
The Myth of Drug Statistics

If you take any sort of medication, it might interest you to learn what its NNT is. This acronym stands for the “number needed to treat,” essentially a ratio that tells you the number of people who need to take a medication for one person to see a benefit. The perfect scenario would see one […]

“Why Do I Have to Keep Coming Back, Doc?”

Patients who are new to natural healthcare can be a bit finicky. I can say this with love and respect because I was just like that as a new patient years ago. I grew up in the “medical model,” where any symptom was undesirable and should be immediately suppressed with the latest medication. I was […]

The Night Before Wellness:
A Kid’s Chiropractic Adventure

B.J. Palmer famously said, “Get the Big Idea and all else follows.” Like many of his statements, he was talking about the “Big Idea” of chiropractic. However, you could also apply these words to your own life in whatever way is most appropriate. (Another personal favorite: “Is life worth living? That depends upon the liver!” […]

Exercise and Diet vs. Chronic Disease

“The evidence is overwhelming that physical activity and diet can reduce the risk of developing numerous chronic diseases…and in many cases, in fact, reverse existing disease.” This quote is from an amazing 2005 article published in the Journal of Applied Physiology titled “Effects of Exercise and Diet on Chronic Disease.” In it, authors Christian Roberts […]

You Are Using Nutritional Healing—Even If You Don’t Know It!

The hardest thing about being an alternative healthcare provider isn’t that the natural methods in use for thousands of years have been replaced by drugs and surgery—although that is definitely a bitter pill to swallow (pun intended). No, the hardest part is when people tell us with complete sincerity and certainty, “I don’t believe in […]

Why Do I Have to Take All This Weird Stuff?

As healthcare practitioners, we know that most of our professional advancement comes as a result of tackling new challenges. For example, a patient with a new condition may challenge us to come up with a new approach. Sometimes, all it takes is a question from an inquisitive patient to lead us to communicate in a […]

Coronavirus and Sleep

Reprinted with permission from author David Kolowski, DC. Original post found here.   The news is flooded with stories about the coronavirus, along with plenty of misinformation coming from social media and even from our own elected officials. It’s hard to know who to trust or what to believe! We’re not going to downplay the seriousness […]

The Two Most Important Tools for Health

As I’ve stated before, we need to do the following to stay healthy: move well, sleep well, eat well, and think well. This principle is loosely borrowed from Dr. James Chestnut, who was the first recipient of the Certified Chiropractic Wellness Lifestyle (CCWL) and whose book Live Right for Your Species Type is still the […]

Chiropractic Care for Kids

With a focus on proper spinal function, chiropractic care ensures that your nervous system communicates as it should. The brain continuously talks to the body through the spinal cord (which is protected by the spine). Restrictions in spinal movement, called subluxations, cause disturbance to this communication, creating dysfunction and dis-ease in the body. Chiropractors are […]

Do Germs Make Us Sick?

We’ve all been there—the fever, the sinus drainage, the congestion, the aches and pains. But nobody wants to be sick! Darn those nasty germs…it’s all their fault! Or is it? You might be surprised to learn that germs are everywhere. If you swab your shoes or purse, wipe it on a petri dish, and let […]

Health Isn’t Complicated

Parents, listen up! It’s no fun to watch your child deal with an illness—but be sure to think before you act. First, ask yourself: what is the condition, and what are the symptoms? Fever, sinus drainage, congestion, and lethargy are all symptoms that trigger the immune system to employ its defense mechanisms. They are perfectly […]

Are You a Vitalist or a Mechanist? Find Out Here!

Among the sweeping range of health and nutrition resources you’ll find at Selene Rive Press—including the hundreds of free articles the SRP Historical Archives—a common theme ties everything together. But this theme is not as simple as the broad, poorly defined concepts of “nutrition” or “health.” For example, ask any group of people how they […]