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By Remy Fortier: Author|Entrepreneur|Storyteller|Interviewing our Communities Brightest Minds.
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Episode 15 Dr. Derrell Blackburn
7 days ago
Three Pieces of Advice on Health with Dr. Derrell Blackburn
In our interview we discuss so much more than advice on health, don’t miss our conversation, it is full of golden nuggets of advice from beginning to end.
As a life long athlete and student of health, Dr. Derrell Blackburn believes in the human bodies natural ability to heal itself, without unnecessary drugs or surgery.
“The power that made your body has the potential to heal you, as long as that system is functioning properly.”
Part of the function of chiropractic care is a clear connected nervous system which allows your brain and body to communicate freely, making it easier for your body to heal and address it’s own needs. In our interview I ask Derrell for his top three pieces of advice on proactive health.
As Dr. Derrell puts it,
“I want to get the best out of everybody. I have a passion to maximize everyone’s potential. I want to play a part in everybody doing their best. “
Derrell grew up as an athlete. His love of basketball started young, in his parents driveway. Then in 2005 his basketball team won the Texas State Championship. He went on to Texas A&M Kingsville, on an academic and athletic scholarship, earning a bachelors in Exercise Science. Today Derrell helps coach a Union City AU basketball team, working with 3rd through 7th grades, out of the Mark Green Sports Center. Derrell also mentors through Hayward’s College Bound program.
One of Union City’s Brightest Minds, Derrell is a true entrepreneur, he just doesn’t stop. Four years ago he founded the Connection Cafe: Chiropractic Center in Union City. For most people, running one thriving business would be enough. But Derrell also co-founded the Pure Juice and Smoothie Lounge with a goal in mind of making healthy choices easier. Pure Juice makes juices, smoothies and healthy snacks that are convenient and affordable. They are kid friendly and fun, with games, art, and music.
Derrell also serves as President of the Alvarado Historical District Merchants Association, which looks bring more attention to all the great small businesses in Alvarado. He has brought his passion for helping others to this community in a big way, not only helping patients in his practice, Derrell also teaches at the Life Chiropractic College in Hayward. It’s another one of his wa