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Chiropractor Derek Taylor and Family

Spaghetti And Meatballs Anyone?

Recently we celebrated my daughter’s 13th birthday. She was in the mood for some good ‘comfort food’ so my wife made an amazing organic, spaghetti and meatballs dinner with garlic bread followed by a melt-in-your mouth tiramisu cake that literally took 3 days to prepare. It was one of the best meals of the year…
Nature During Fall in Torrance CA

A Lesson From My Kumquat Tree

When we moved into our house 17 years ago, one of the first things I set out to do was plant fruit trees throughout the property. Having fruit trees surround the house serves many purposes, but the main goal I had in mind was the future joy of watching my kids pick fresh, organic fruit…
Chiropractic Care for Kids in Torrance CA

Why I Needed An Attitude Adjustment

The other night my wife noticed that I was not acting my normal self. I was more irritable, withdrawn, and distant. I knew I needed to talk things out and, in the process, she helped me discover that I was feeling overwhelmed and stressed about all the projects I oversaw around the house. Namely the…
Headaches Subsided With Chiropractic Care in Torrance CA

A Story Of Two Patients

Two years ago, today, my 15-year-old son came home from the hospital after being hit by a van. He went from the emergency room to the surgical center to the recovery room and three days later he was released. The surgery was a success in connecting the broken bones in his leg but the road…
Chiropractic Care for Kids in Torrance CA

A Valuable Lesson Learned By My Daughter

Recently, the Taylor family has embarked on the journey of a few home improvement projects, namely trimming a giant Elm tree in the front yard and painting the exterior of the house. It took over a month to just prep the house (pressure washing, scraping, re-stuccoing, taping, sealing). The prep work alone is enough to…
Kayaking in Torrance CA

My First Kayak Experience

The other day, I bought a two-man kayak so I can go ocean fishing with my 15-year-old son. The day I purchased it I was able to get off work a little earlier than usual to give it a try. I have never been kayaking before, especially in the ocean, so I had a few…
Good Night's Rest in Torrance CA

Why We Were Crying At The Dinner Table

The other day, our 20-year-old son moved out of the house to join his two older brothers who live at my parents’ home. They remodeled her backroom this summer to make it happen (see picture above). It is only 7 miles down the road and we all still have dinner together a couple times a…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Patient Testimonial at Taylor Chiropractic & Laser Center

25 Different Doctors Over The Past 2 Years

Earlier this week, a 59-year-old new patient came to our office with chronic severe knee pain that felt like broken glass cutting into his tendons. He had been to 25 different doctors including Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Orthopedic Surgeons, Chiropractors and Pain Management Clinics. He was upset because he had been told that his problem would be…
Chiropractic Care for Kids in Torrance CA

Hidden Video Camera Tells All

A few weeks ago, our neighbor, who happens to be a patient, had our kids over for a 4th of July celebration to teach them a few songs, make some crafts, and perform in a little ‘backyard parade.’ My two-year-old daughter has not stopped singing ‘God Bless America’ since that day. She sings it all…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Patient Testimonial at Taylor Chiropractic & Laser Center

Why I Was Scolded In The Waiting Room

Last week when I was on vacation, I stopped by a chiropractic office to get a tune up after driving for hours. As I was sitting in the waiting room, the doctor came out and bluntly asked me to put my phone on airplane mode. Later he told me he had patients that were so…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Fishing

Surprised At The Beach Last Night

Last night after work, I took my two youngest sons surf fishing in Redondo Beach. The last couple times we went, we struck out every time, but the water temperatures have picked up, so we decided to give it another go. My two youngest sons, Titus & Jordan, LOVE to fish but they have never…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Patient Testimonial at Taylor Chiropractic & Laser Center

Sleeping With The Enemy

Almost two months ago, a patient asked if my son and I would come over and remediate her house. After having difficulty sleeping, she was suspicious her problem was coming from EMF’s. When we arrived at her house, we discovered that power lines were connected to the roof pole right above her bedroom. Beyond a…
Perspectives on the Pandemic

“I Can’t Believe What I Just Saw!”

I got up early this morning, had my quiet time/workout and afterward checked my e-mail before starting the day. Normally, I’m done in a minute or two then I move on to bigger and better things. However, this morning, there was an e-mail that caught my eye and I ended up spending over an hour…
Chiropractic Care for Back Pain in Torrance CA

“Hey, My BACK Feels Better!”

Last week, I did a remediation on a house in Manhattan Beach for a patient that I have been treating for the past 15 plus years. She lives in the tree section and I was pleasantly surprised to find out that she had very little power line issues affecting her house. As a result, the…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Derek Taylor and Father

A Tribute To My Dad

Last night, my family and I went over to my parents’ house to celebrate Father’s Day (see picture above). Before we ate dinner, I gathered the family around to share what they loved and appreciated most about their “Papa” (my dad). Many of the grandkids shared their favorite memories with their Papa that included going…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Supplements at Taylor Chiropractic & Laser Center

What Caused A 7 Year Cough?

Last week, a patient came in who had been suffering with a persistent cough that he had for over 7 years. He lives in Malaga Cove, right on the cliffs near the ocean where there is a constant coastal layer that keeps the area moist. He had some mold testing performed and discovered that the…
Chiropractor Derek Taylor and Family

Last Night’s Family Outing

Last night, my wife & I took our three youngest ones to catch a sunset near the Beach Club in Palos Verdes. While we were there, I thought it would be a good idea to try our luck fishing again as the lunar tide’s website predicted that the best fishing of the day was going…
How The Ocean Solved This Problem in Torrance CA

How The Ocean Solved This Problem

Early this morning I took three of my youngest kids fishing on the surf in Redondo Beach. I’ve been following the solar lunar tides online and this morning between 5-7am the fishing was supposed to be really good. Unfortunately, what the internet said the fish were going to do and what they actually did were…