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Chiropractor Torrance CA Derek Taylor With Family The Party

The Day After The Party

I arrived home from work last night to the sound of music playing, lively conversations around the table, and my kids engaged in a backyard golf contest. We were celebrating my son’s 19th birthday with family. For some reason when my kids and I gather for some sporting activity, it always follows suit that there…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Reflective Memorial Day Wishes

Reflective Memorial Day Wishes

When I was younger, I loved Memorial Day because it meant a day off from school or work. Some of my fondest memories as a youngster were made on Memorial Day, when each year my family and I would go camping at Dockweiler Beach in Playa del Rey, California. We’d spend our days playing volleyball…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Derek Taylor With Family For Mother's Day Weekend Retreat

Mother’s Day Weekend Retreat

Over the past year it seems our family pace has been going 100 MPH so in honor of Mother’s Day, we decided to hit pause on the hustle & bustle and escape to a cozy vacation home on Cocoa Beach. Just two days into our four-day getaway, we already feel the weight lifting off our…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Reeling In Memories

Reeling In Memories: A Pompano Fishing Adventure

Last night, my three youngest kiddos and I headed over to Loggerhead beach for some Pompano fishing. It was one of those dreamy evenings-gentle breeze, warm turquoise waters, and a sky painted with puffy clouds. One of the perks of living in South Florida is that we are in the fishing capital of the world.…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Shopping Treasures

Last Night’s Delights: From Tacos To Treasures

Last night, Ali and I embarked on a culinary adventure in search of authentic Mexican cuisine. Ever since we landed in Florida, we’ve been craving the real deal, and finally, we struck gold. This gem of a restaurant not only served up mouthwatering dishes but also had homemade corn tortillas that tasted like the ones…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Backyard Adventures

Adventures In Backyard Digging

Last weekend I decided to tackle the ‘honey-do’ list and it turned into my worst nightmare. I undertook the task of removing a bird of paradise tree from the back of our house. The tree was initially planted under the eaves and had become a relentless menace, encroaching upon the house itself. For the past…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Health Challenge Hero

Are You Facing An Insurmountable Health Challenge?

I trust you are having a restful Saturday. I wanted to share a personal experience that reminded me of the importance of overcoming fear when facing a health challenge. Not too long ago, I decided to surprise my wife by changing out a malfunctioning kitchen faucet. Eager to make it a surprise, I enlisted the…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Trench Digging

Takeaways from Yesterday’s Trench Experience.

Yesterday, we ended up having a family trench digging party in the front yard. (We are putting in a drainpipe to re-direct rainwater.) I started digging in the morning, shovel in hand and before I could catch my breath, two of my neighbors offered to help. They lent a hand in three different ways. First,…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Make No Bones About It

Make No Bones About It

The other day I saw a young patient who was experiencing some weird symptoms. She suffered from headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, throat pain, issues with swallowing, jaw clenching, and pulling behind her eye. When I asked her when the symptoms started, she mentioned the symptoms began after receiving a manipulation at a different practitioner’s…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Weeding

Have You Done Any Weeding Lately?

The past two weekends I set out on a task to do some work around the yard. When we moved into this house about 3 years ago, everything in the yard was in really good shape. However, over time, weeds started to creep in to the point where they took over everything. I eventually hired…
Chiropractic Torrance CA It Dawned On Me

And Then It Dawned On Me…

I was at the office this morning when I received an urgent phone call from my son, Jonathan. The first words I remember from him were, “Dad, where are you?” He asked because, in about 20 minutes, he and his brothers were leaving the house to play in our annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl football…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Derek Taylor With Daughter McKenna

Weekend Hunter Method Trip

A few months ago, a new patient came to the office who had been dealing with neck pain that had been very challenging for practitioners to treat. She had seen several health professionals that did not help. She did, however, mention that there was only one person who was able to bring her relief. When…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Derek Taylor My Daughter's 16th Birthday Surprise

My Daughter’s 16th Birthday Surprise!

A few days ago, our family and friends celebrated my daughter, McKenna’s, 16th birthday. One of her close friends, Ashley, had this great idea of throwing her a surprise birthday luau but the only challenge was that her birthday fell on a Monday this year. Fortunately, I was a little short-staffed at the office that…
Chiropractic Torrance CA A Very Good Day

A Very Good Day

This morning I realized early on it was going to be a very good day. After my morning routine, I started the day by taking my wife’s vehicle to get serviced at the dealership as the maintenance light was on. I parked in the line for no appointments, went in, and spoke with a service…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Derek Taylor Family Eating At Versailles

The World’s Most Famous Cuban Restaurant

Recently, my oldest brother and his wife flew into town from Southern California to visit us. They got to experience a lot of S. Florida…Juno Beach, guided largemouth bass fishing, Fresh Market, Guanabanas, DuBois lagoon, Jupiter Lighthouse, Piccolo Gelato on Worth Ave., and baseball with fireworks on the 4th at Roger Dean Stadium…we made lots…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Slumber Party Son

Slumber Party!

Two days ago, I got a text from my wife reporting to me that the A/C was out of commission, and it was hotter than a pepper sprout in the house. I sent one of my sons home from work to fix the problem by pouring white vinegar down the doo-hickey thing and shop vac…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Children In Buc-ee's

Have You Ever Been To A Buc-ee’s?

Last night, my son and I were invited over to a friend’s house for a homemade, spaghetti and meatball, GF Italian dinner. BTW…It was unbelievably delicious! As we were conversing around the table, we got on the subject of our recent family trip to Tennessee. I told them I discovered a new favorite pit stop…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Derek Taylor Children Homeschool Field Trip

Memorial Day Road Trip

Early this morning around 3:30am we embarked on a journey to visit some friends in Tennessee while taking the kids on a homeschool field trip to visit some Civil War sites. On the way, we stopped in a little town called Covington, Georgia. The significance of this particular town is the Twelve Oaks original house…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Derek Taylor And Family On A Boat

Stuck On A Boat

Earlier this week, my family and I decided to play hooky from work and spend the day on small isle near Singer Island. A friend of ours graciously offered my family and I to use his boat, so we took him up on it. It was great to get away during the week, having that…
Chiropractor Torrance CA My Early Morning Experience With Son Caden

My Early Morning Experience

This morning, my son Caden and I decided to do a little Pompano fishing at Juno Beach. After the hard rains yesterday, it was a beautiful site to see the sun rise above the South Atlantic Ocean. We have been eager to get out and do some fishing together ever since we were at the…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Last Nights Fishing Experience

Last Night’s Fishing Experience

Yesterday morning my wife and 15 year old daughter left the house to attend a women’s conference in Venice, Fl for two days. So yesterday after work I thought it would be fun to take the kids out to do some salt water fishing. They jumped at the opportunity, especially when I told them that…
Chiropractic Torrance CA A Tale of Two Trees

A Tale of Two Trees

The other day I let our dog, Calli, out in the backyard to relieve herself and as I looked over into our neighbor’s yard I noticed their fruit tree was teeming with countless baby green mango buds. I love fruit trees and I think having tons of them on your property is a most excellent…
Saturday Fishing Excursion

Saturday Fishing Excursion

One of my favorite things to do with the kids is to take them fishing in the neighborhood pond. I think we are the only ones in our community that go fishing so there are plenty of fish to be hooked. Last Saturday was one of the best fishing days we have ever had. Just…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Camping Trip

Weekend Campout

This past weekend I went on a camping trip with 5 of my kids with a group of families from our church. My 11 year old son had been begging me for weeks to go on this adventure and I was dragging my feet on it because of stories and rumors I’ve heard from other…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Dr. Hudson Taylor at Dinner Blog

What Makes Something Unforgettable?

Remember that famous play with the trombone player during the golden days of college football? (See video HERE) It was the BIG game back in 1982. Cal was one score from victory with four seconds to go in the game. Stanford kicked off, a squib kick- To prevent the momentum from a deep run. One…

Stuck At Home In Pain?

Hi, this is Dr. Hudson Taylor. I’m often asked what I should do if I am stuck at home and I can’t move because I am in pain. It’s not a good position to be in as you can find yourself in a really vulnerable state. Last week two patients contacted me and both were…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Dr. Hudson Taylor Thumbs Up

It Happens In The Final Seconds

Remember that famous play with the trombone player during the golden days of college football? (See video HERE) It was the BIG game back in 1982. Cal was one score from victory with four seconds to go in the game. Stanford kicked off, a squib kick- To prevent the momentum from a deep run. One…

The Ultimate Mancave

Last night my wife asked me to pick up one of our kids from a friend’s birthday party. When I rang the bell, I was anticipating picking up my kid and going, but the host of the party invited me in for a while. They live on a large property, and it was fun to…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Gold Found in My Waiting Room

Gold Found in My Waiting Room.

A few weeks ago a patient of mine was in the waiting room and I noticed he was making plans and writing things down in a very familiar looking book. I asked him, “Is that a Franklin Covey Planner?” He said, “Yes.” Then we started talking about all the benefits of this amazing little planning…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Happy New Years!

Happy New Years!

Yesterday afternoon my daughter, McKenna, suggested we go to the beach as a family. We all thought it was a good idea, so we packed in the van like sardines and on the way I asked her, “What made you think of going to the beach today.” She said, “I feel better when I get…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Santa

Advice to the Man Last Night in the Red Suit

Last night in our neighborhood gazebo there was a guy with a long white beard wearing a red suit, with black boots, a pointy red hat and he was passing out presents to kids from his large gunny sack. He seemed to be a very jovial and jolly kind of fellow, that can probably be…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Wedding Bells Are Ringing

Wedding Bells Are Ringing

Earlier today I attended the wedding of a sweet young couple. It was the first wedding I have ever been to at our church, and it was one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever attended. God was glorified as we heard how He had done a marvelous work of grace in their hearts…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Derek Taylor With Wife On Unexpected Impropmtu Date Surprise

An Unexpected Impromptu Date Surprise

Last weekend our office was a sponsor at the first-ever Franklin National Pickleball Expo located in the West Palm Beach Convention Center. Our booth needed to be set up so my wife and I loaded the van on Friday afternoon to get the job done. We decided to go ourselves instead of bringing the kids…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Derek Taylor A Most Unusual Shopping Experience

A Most Unusual Shopping Experience

Last Saturday night my wife gathered the family in the living room telling us she had an important announcement to make. She had a big white bag in front of her as she commenced her speech telling us she wanted to start a new family tradition… Are you ready for this? Shopping for our Christmas…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Derek Taylor Pickle Ball

Pickleball Anyone???

About six months ago, my family & I started playing Pickleball and I must say we love it. We first heard about it where I worked in the South End Tennis club where I practiced for 25 years but what really piqued my interest was the enthusiasm about it, I saw from my wife’s parents-…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Laughter is the Best Medicine.

Last weekend, our oldest son came to visit so we decided to celebrate Thanksgiving a few weeks early. My wife made an incredible spread with all the ‘fixings’ as we enjoyed our meal together. It was great to be reunited as an entire family unit as we expressed to our son how much we missed…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Change Your Attitude

Two MVP’S Everyone Should Know

Change Your Attitude, Change Your Altitude – Last week, my wife attended a women’s conference on Friday & Saturday so I was in charge of the kids. The kids worked hard at school that week and I did not want to be a boring dad, just sitting around the house with them, especially on a…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Number One Health Problem

The Number One Cause of Health Problems.

Over the weekend, our family walked over to the nearby park to attend our communities Fall Festival. It was a lively scene filled with music, food, and game booths. The kids had a blast playing carnival like games throughout the night. Mom and dad were ready to head home when they announced the grand finale…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Foods That Make You Heal

Foods That Make You Heal or Hurt

Foods that make you Heal or Hurt. Last night at the dinner table, my four-year-old daughter plopped down next to me and said, “Look dad, I made a smiley face.” She grabbed the veggies from her salad, put it on her napkin, and turned her tomatoes and bell peppers into veggie tale character. I thought…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Keeping The Tank Half Full

Keeping the Tank Above Half Full

This past week I happened to treat a few truck drivers at the office & one of them was telling me how the new trucks are designed with more ‘pint-sized’ gasoline tanks. They do this to keep the weight down on the truck for certain purposes & regulations. I asked him how many miles he…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Hurricane Ian

Lessons from Hurricane Ian

Over the past few days, the Taylors experienced their first national catastrophe with Hurricane Ian. Living in Southern California all our lives, we had no idea how to prepare or plan for a Hurricane. We’re used to earthquakes in the middle of the night where you might wake-up, feel the earth move for a bit,…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Happy Birthday Mom

Happy Birthday Mom!

This past Saturday, September 24th, was my mother’s birthday. My family had a wonderful day with her going out and about… Enjoying wonderful meals together and enjoying the outdoors. I was able to call her and send her flowers, you can see the picture above. In celebration of my mother, I wanted to highlight three…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Why Health Goals Are Overrated

Why Health Goals are Overrated

Why Health Goals are Overrated The other day I took the afternoon off work to see my son, Jonathan, get sworn into office as a prosecutor for the District Attorney in West Palm Beach. Jonathan recently moved from California to join our family, so it was a special moment for us all. It was interesting…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Bottle Of Lemonade In Freezer

This Mistake Could Cost You More Then a Bottle of Lemonade

Last night we had a little family celebration and my wife decided to splurge with a few bottles of sparkling lemonade. The kids went hog wild on the bubbly citrus drink and all, but one bottle was slugged down. As the kids were cleaning up after the meal, my wife told one of our younger…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Derek Taylor With Daughter

My Daughter’s 15th Birthday Story

My firstborn daughter turned 15 years old this past weekend so to celebrate, the two of us went out to this quaint Italian Restaurant in West Palm Beach for some gourmet Gluten-Free Pizza. The restaurant is a favorite for me & my wife, so it was natural to take my daughter there for her B-day.…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Kids By The Pool

Labor Day Weekend Accident

On Saturday while playing pool baseball with my three youngest kids, I slipped while running & diving in the shallow end of the pool, landing on my head and right shoulder. As soon as I struck the bottom of the pool, I knew I did some serious damage. The pain was a 9/10. Fortunately for…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Derek Taylor With Family At Dodgers Game

Is It Time For You To Make A Change?

Last night, after work I took my fanatical Dodger fan kids to see their favorite team play at Marlin stadium in Miami. It was a close game all throughout, in fact, the game went in to extra innings. We were elated when Bellinger scored in the top of the 10th pushing the team ahead 3-2.…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Callie Brushed

What you can learn from our mistake with Callie

Over the past 18 years, our kids have been asking us for a dog. We always told them they can get one at any time if THEY are responsible for the dog. They buy the food, they take the walks, they pick up the poop, they oversee ALL the dog’s needs. Well, this past Christmas,…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Family on Stairs

Why My Daughter Missed Me 🙁

My wife, Ali, loves road trips. About two weeks ago, she packed up the minivan with our 5 youngest kids and started heading up Interstate 95, embarking on a 3,000-mile plus road trip up the East Coast. She wanted to take the kids on a home school ‘field trip’ to show them George Washington’s Mount…
Chiropractic Torrance CA You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

Last Thursday night on August 4th was one of the most magical nights of the year… A large group of 150 consisting of patients and their families and friends gathered together in the South End Tennis Club banquet room for a night of sweet company, great food, many hugs, awesome raffles and a beautiful and…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Brake System

When the Brake System Went Out!

Recently the brakes of my car were acting up a bit… They seemed a bit “off.” The grip and traction wasn’t quite right… The alignment seemed a little strange… I was beginning to feel unsafe… So I took it to the first auto shop. They checked it out… Told me the left brake bearing was…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Fathers Day

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all of the incredible dads who we have been so blessed to serve! The father’s role in the life of his family is so incredibly important. I wanted to share something I have always admired about my dad (seen holding my baby sister and peaking behind the group). My dad (Dr.…
Chiropractic Palm Beach Gardens CA Greatest Generation

Three Secrets From ‘The Greatest Generation’

Yesterday marked the 78th anniversary of one of the largest military operations in history. Operation Overlord also called “D-Day” occurred during the later stage of World War Two and was launched to eventually force the enemy in retreat in order to gain ultimately victory. The attack was launched over the beaches of Normandy, France and…
Happy Birthday Dr. Laura!

Happy Birthday Dr. Laura!

Today we celebrate the birthday of an incredible lady who has served faithfully as a doctor of chiropractic for over 30 years. Did you know that Dr. Laura was also a singer for many years? She has a beautiful voice and she has always been one to expand on her gifts and talents. As a…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Brother Jonathan

What My Brothers Love Doing…

Two monumental events happened this week. 1.) My brother Jonathan Taylor just completed his internship at the district attorney’s office of Orange County. 2.) My brother Jordan Taylor just had his EIGHTH birthday! You can see two pictures of them above! Here Jonathan stands with former attorney general William Barr… After my brother completed his…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Dr. Hudson Taylor Video

An Urgent Phone Call Last Night…

An Urgent Phone Call Last Night… Last night I received a phone call from a patient, asking for advice. He explained how he started feeling very fatigued, achy, with fever, congestion and completely not himself… This was a major setback for an active man like himself, who loves to exercise and play basketball… But now…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Dr. Taylor With Charlie Wife and Family

A Tribute To My Wife’s Grandpa – Charlie May

Happy Birthday, Dr. Hudson! Last night my family and I watched a movie after dinner for my birthday called,”My All American.” I am not the type to comment on movies, but I would highly recommend it and could not help but think of my oldest son, Hudson, when I thought about the main character in…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Dr. Hudson Fishing

Happy Birthday, Dr. Hudson!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Hudson! Last night my family and I watched a movie after dinner for my birthday called,”My All American.” I am not the type to comment on movies, but I would highly recommend it and could not help but think of my oldest son, Hudson, when I thought about the main character in…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Dr. Taylor Birthday

Happy Birthday Dad!

Happy Birthday Dad! Today is my dad, Dr. Derek Taylor’s, birthday! If you have never met Dr. Derek Taylor, you must know he is the finest husband, father, and doctor I have known! All that he has accomplished over the course of his life is absolutely stunning… Extremely inspiring. But here is something I really…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Victory

How To Turn Stress Into Great Victory

How To Turn Stress Into Great Victory Wanted to share a quick thought… There are two general types of stress. “Profitable stress” and “Unprofitable stress.” Profitable stress includes anything that will spur you forward toward solution and success… Such as: Your ability to work and earn a living… Being able to exercise and push your…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Fat Burning Machine

How To Turn The Fat-Burning Machine ON

How To Turn The Fat-Burning Machine ON “How can I turn my body into a fat-burning machine?” This question has been pressing against my mind in preparation for our upcoming dinner workshop. Such a vital question, and not only for the number… For the health of your body and mind as a whole… We ALL…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Sunshine

Will you seize the day?

This morning I was reading to my 7- & 10-year-old sons on the couch when my wife abruptly called to us from the kitchen, “Hey, you guys, hurry and come over here and see the beautiful rays of light coming through the trees in the backyard!” So, we hurried over to the kitchen window and…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Dr. Caden Taylor and Hudson With Their Grandma

Oh What a Beautiful Night

From our hearts to yours… Happy Veteran’s Day We humbly thank all who have served our country of America. We deeply appreciate the brave men and women in our military who continually sacrifice their time, energy, and life, for our freedoms. For all veterans who have walked in to our office we wish to express…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Football

Pivotal Healing Lessons From South High Superstar…

I wanted to make you aware of an incredible event that happened in the South Bay…. A couple of months ago, during the height of South Torrance High’s football season… A senior wide-receiver came limping into the office. He had sustained an injury in the past game, in which The opposing quarterback fell on his…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Veterans

Meet These Two Veterans

From our hearts to yours… Happy Veteran’s Day We humbly thank all who have served our country of America. We deeply appreciate the brave men and women in our military who continually sacrifice their time, energy, and life, for our freedoms. For all veterans who have walked in to our office we wish to express…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Derek Taylor and Family

What I Discovered In The Desert…

I was just in Palm Springs this past weekend, spending time with my family visiting from Florida. It was wonderful spending time with them and just living life with them… Over the weekend I received an excellent treatment from Dr. Derek Taylor for some shoulder pain I was having. I feel spectacular! I was also…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Fishing

Good Things Come To Those Who… Bait

Yesterday, my three youngest sons and I woke up at 4:00am to go bass fishing with the #1 Rated Bass tour guide in all of Florida. We get to our ‘hotspot’ and the fishing conditions are perfect…no wind, calm, twilight, and the perfect breakfast for hungry largemouth bass…tasty little shiners. With eager anticipation we let…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Squirrel Hunting

The Art Of Squirrel Hunting

The other day, my wife asked me to look for our youngest kids who were chasing squirrels in the yard. I went out back and came across this scene where my 10-year-old and 3-year-old were sitting and hiding in the bushes trying to catch a squirrel with their very own home-made squirrel trap. (See above)…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Derek Taylor and Family

Times You Will Never Forget

It felt so good to break the routine yesterday morning. Have you ever tried doing this? Normally on a Monday morning I am all charged up to take on the week. I will wake up, have my quiet time, exercise at the gym, then immediately start tackling work-tasks. But yesterday morning was different… Because my…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Miami Conference

A Message From Nashville, TN

Last weekend I was at a chiropractic conference in Miami, Fl and met someone who told me about one of the top Shoulder/Knee specialist in the world. He said he was giving a seminar in Nashville, TN this weekend so I decided to check it out. Yesterday was day one of the seminar and it…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Derek Taylor and Friends

Three Key Lessons From An Amazing Night

I want to thank everyone who came out for our “How to Detox & Rejuvenate Your Body with PEMF Technology Seminar” last Thursday! What an AMAZING night! Shout out to the Taylor Chiropractic TEAM as well… Dr. Laura, Heather, Danni, and Cassidy! You all worked so hard to make this event happen. Thank you all…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Fathers Day

7 Principles I Will Never Forget

I want to wish all the fathers a very happy Father’s Day… The team here at Taylor Chiropractic is honored to serve you… I also wanted to take this time to honor my dad… For the incredible mentor and role model he has been to me for my whole life. I wanted to share with…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Athletic Injury

Tiger Woods & Flag Football

Over the past two months I have had the privilege and joy of watching my three sons play flag football in the city of Palm Beach Gardens. It has been a delightful season, as the park is literally a block from our house. The boys ride their bikes or scooters to practice and games, and…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Dr. Derek's Thoughts

Hide & Seek Disaster

The other day my 7-year-old son was playing hide and seek with his brother at dusk. He went to hide behind a tree and in the process of making himself invisible, he bumped into a beehive. He did not do a good job of hiding from the bees, as he had about a dozen or…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Snake Hunting

What Do Snakes & Baseball Have In Common?

The other day, I went for a walk with my son who wanted to go ‘snake hunting.’ It is something I did as a kid all the time when my dad took our family camping. There was a time as a kid when I had over a dozen snakes and reptiles in my room. Snake…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Cliff Lane

Why I Missed Work Today…

I was at home getting ready for work today when I heard from my son that my dad, who has been at his home on hospice care this past month, took a turn for the worse this morning. I went to my mom’s house and he looked like he was in pretty bad shape. After…
Triumph over Tragedy

Triumph over Tragedy

I love doing work in the yard and playing in the dirt as much as I can. I think I got it from my grandmother whom we all called, ‘Granny’ as she was pulling weeds up to her late 80’s before she passed at age 92 from Alzheimer’s. Lately, I have been too busy at…
Chiropractic Torrance CA X-Rays

“Can You Get Rid Of Pain Caused By A Surgical Steel Bar?”

Surgical steel bar pain goes from 10/10 to 0/10. from Derek Taylor Yesterday, I saw a patient of mine who I used to coach in flag football a few years back. He was one of those special kids that you never forget. Anyway, he had a surgery performed a while back called the Nuss procedure…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Dr Taylor The Simple Things In Life

The Simple Things In Life

Yesterday, we celebrated Christmas in our home with all the family. All the older boys came over early, we had a nice breakfast together, talked about the greatest gift of Christ being born, opened presents, lounged around the house the rest of the day, ate dinner, and watched a family movie together (The Quiet Man…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Patient Testimonial at Taylor Chiropractic & Laser Center The Solar Salesman

My Experience With The Solar Salesman

Every week I like to keep in touch with you so that you can gain health insights and stay on the course to optimal health. If I could write an e-mail to you every day, I would, but I face the same demands and pressures in life. Over the past four months, we have been…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Patient Testimonial at Taylor Chiropractic & Laser Center

A Costly Mistake…

“I came here literally feeling I was going to die, now I feel optimistic I can do this!" from Derek Taylor Last night, my wife and I took our kids to see Santa Claus in the Riviera Village while supporting our local businesses. Afterwards, we decided to get a bite to eat, then I picked…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Derek Taylor's Son

Trauma On Our Morning Walk

I took my four youngest kids on a walk this morning. During the walk, my 9-year-old decided to carry my 2-year-old. While he was carrying her, he decided to start running with her to catch up with his siblings…not good. He tripped on a crack in the sidewalk and landed on his little sister. If…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Doctor Derek Taylor's Family

A Date To Remember (& A Free Turkey)

Last night, my son Hudson planned a special date with his mom at Flemings Restaurant in El Segundo. He just wanted to connect with her and have some mom/son time before he left on his vacation to Hawaii this Saturday. When I spoke with my wife earlier that day she was hesitant on going out…
Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Pain in Torrance CA

A Scary Thought

Shoulder pain .mp4 from Derek Taylor I know today is Halloween and there are a lot of people who are going to have scary thoughts in their minds tonight, but a scarier thought I had is all the people we treated this week who were suffering with pain and had no idea how to get…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Stucco Reface

Lessons From A Failed Stucco Job

Last week, we had a guy come to the house to put new stucco on the wall before we finished the paint job. After the stucco was placed, he said to give it two days to dry before we painted. Well, after two days we started to paint but noticed the stucco easily chipped and…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Green Grass

I didn’t think I would be doing this at 5AM

Have you ever woken up with a game plan, only to be diverted with another task? I woke up a little before 5:00am this morning, ready to tackle a to-do list a mile high. However, I got side-tracked cleaning out my garage as we are having new plantation shutters made by a patient who does…
Chiropractic Care for Brain Fog in Torrance CA

Everything Changed One Day In March

Yesterday, a young woman came to my office referred by a long-term patient. She had been suffering with daily dizziness, brain fog, and burning headaches since March of this year. She tried everything to get rid of them with no success, reached the end of her rope, and was weary from all the suffering she…
Chiropractic Torrance CA Green Grass

The Grass is Greener…

The other day I was playing baseball in the front yard with my 9 and 6-year-old. As we were playing, two guys in a pickup truck stopped in front of my house and interrupted our game. “Excuse me, sir, I noticed your lawn needs fertilizing. I happen to have 130 bags of topsoil with manure…
Chiropractor Torrance CA Derek Taylor and Wife

A Day I Will NEVER Forget

About 17 years and 8 months ago, something happened that changed my life. The exact date was January 26, 2003 which happened to be Superbowl Sunday. No, it was not the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeating the Oakland Raiders 48-21 in Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. It was the day that I first met my wife,…
Wellness Care in Torrance CA

Reminder For Tomorrow’s Skin Clinic

Hey Front When I was a kid, I had a lot of moles on my face. My mom called them ‘beauty marks’ and would remind me of all the famous movie stars who had a mole or birthmark. I always thought of Ginger on ‘Gilligan’s Island’, but she only had one mole on her face,…
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…