April 28, 2017
April 3, 2017
This is from BottomLine: Personal, April 1, 2017 (And, no, it’s not a joke!)
“Calcium supplements may increase dementia risk, reports Silke Kern, MD, PhD. Recent finding: Women over age 70 with a history of stroke who regularly took calcium supplements had nearly seven times higher risk for dementia than other stroke survivors. If you had a stroke, ask your physician whether the risk from calcium supplements outweighs the benefit.”
(Silke Kern, MD, PhD, is a neuropsychiatric researcher at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and coauthor of a study of 700 women, published in Neurology.)
[Note: Calcium, and other individual supplements, have been discussed repeated on the Blog, in the office, and at the presentations done from time to time in the office. The question, chiropractically, isn’t a risk/benefit question regarding an individual supplement, given to treat a problem. The question is, “How do you make sure that you are getting all the minerals that you need to promote health?” The answer is to eat 7-10 servings of vegetables and fruits each day, as well as berries, nuts, legumes, and whole grains. And if you can not, will not, or do not do that: eat JuicePlus+ whole food products that will provide those foods.]
Imagine being a woman over 70 who has had a stroke – then finding out (if you found out) that taking that Calcium supplement that so many people still recommend, may have contributed to that stroke! Whole food is the answer to health: not an isolated, individual, nutrient.
March 8, 2017
January 10, 2017
January 5, 2017
A patient was in yesterday that has not been in for over eight years, which is typical for her. She complained of moderately severe low back pain, again typical for her, that came on a few weeks ago (after lifting some packing bins… which is typical). She said that episodes of low back pain had come and gone over the recent years (typical in these kinds of cases), but now she was taking four Advil and one muscle relaxer every eight hours, and not sleeping more than a couple hours at a time. Her right leg was also beginning to feel numb to the touch.
She had gone to the medical doctor, who recommended drugs – they added one to the nine she already takes daily, recommended heat, and to “Follow up in two weeks if not improved.” Again typical, typical, and… typical.
Paperwork-wise she had to be treated like a new patient, but actually she has been a patient here for over thirty years. So after she was examined, she was adjusted, and I recommended she stop the heat that others had suggested, and try ice the way I recommend it. She left still limping and bent over.
The phone message that she left this morning said that she was “so much better”, had slept 8 hours straight, and overall she thought it was “amazing”. She just wanted to let us know. And she said she would see us for her next scheduled appointment.
January 2, 2017
What follows I lifted from a report on a research paper involving our style of tai chi (the first section of the Hand Form was taught). After laughing uncontrollably, I thought I would share it because, the very same thing could be said for why some people do not continue for long in tai chi classes… just saying.
“Participants generally enjoyed Tai-chi for the benefit it brought to their physical and mental health. Others found it to be a pleasurable activity although a few did not enjoy the level of persistence required by the slow yet energy-demanding Tai-chi movements. Other difficulties arose from the complexity of movements.”
Our class is Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Everett Peak Health and Fitness club on the corner of Hewitt and Rucker. Fees are $5 pre-paid (5 or 10 classes) or $10 per class, otherwise.
December 13, 2016
The R2L Reduces your exposure to damaging electromagnetic frequencies. We have them at the office if you would like to decrease your risk. ($29 plus tax = $31.69).
“The R2L is the smart choice for reducing your family’s exposure to cell phone radiation…
…because it’s the only product PROVEN to reduce your exposure to cell phone radiation up to 70%; that shows you that it’s working. Today, we use our cell phones and smart phones a lot more often than when the safety standards were written 30 years ago, and we’re exposing ourselves to far more radiation than anyone could ever have imagined.”
The fine print that comes with your cell phone: http://ehtrust.org/key-issues/cell-phoneswireless/fine-print-warnings/
You can also clink on these links to learn more:
Where to put the R2L on your cell phone
Article that ran on front page of Wall Street Journal
Cell Phone Radiation Safety with Anderson Cooper 360 and Dr. Sanja Gupta. Published on Nov 21, 2013
How Your Cell Phone Might Be Killing You | Keen On…Dr. Devra Davis. Published April 2012 11:47 minutes
November 3, 2016
October 26, 2016
Well, that didn’t out quite like I though it would: image those images bigger:-)
I learned about this unit this past weekend at the 25th Anniversary Washington State Chiropractic Conference.
It is probably a BIG DEAL… it will be a big deal for some; perhaps less so for others. I will work on figuring out whose who in that regard. Here is the link to learn more…
September 26, 2016
Part of the Transform30, the subject of our presentation here on Wednesday, September 28th at 7 p.m. Watch this to get a general idea, then join us Wednesday night to get all of your questions answered and get started: 10 Day Shred, Transform30, and presto you have made a BIG change in your health and life.
Here is the link to get more info about the Event on Wednesday evening here at the office. There are lots and lots of reasons that it would be a good idea to attend: you only one!
September 23, 2016
That is the title to the feature article in the most recent Bottom Line’s Health In Action.
We have talked about it here many times and will be again at our Event on the 28th.
Here is some of what that article said:
“About one out of every four supplements sold in the US does not contain what is listed on the label or has other quality problems, according to tests performed by ConsumerLab.com”
The Labels are Not Accurate
“…last year, an investigation into the store-brand supplements of the biggest national retailers – Walmart, Target, GNC and Walgreens-found that man of thither products did not contain the herbs listed on their labels…others included ingredients that were not listed on their labels, some of which were potential allergens.”
“And the problem goes way beyond the the four big retailers above.”
“RISK: THE SUPPLEMENT IS CONTAMINATED WITH HEAVY METALS-SUCH AS LEAD, ARSENIC, AND CADMIUM-OR WITH TOXINS.”
“…because the industry at large goes unregulated, be sure to purchase only professional-grade vitamins and supplements that have undergone testing and quality assurance from a reputable supplier.”
Again, we have talked about it here literally hundreds of times, and will again next week, but the bottom line, really, is that you need to be careful who you trust. This and other articles may be part of an agenda to bring supplements under the control of the Government and the medical establishment: do you really want to trust them? They haven’t demonstrated themselves to be too trustworthy in my view. Further in the magazine there is another article talking about what supplements you should be taking. The whole idea that you should buy and take individual vitamins or minerals is close to 40 years behind the times: you need whole food and whole food supplements if you want to give your body nutrition in a way that it’s been used to dealing with for a million years. The idea that people who create vitamin & mineral formulas are smarter and know better and can second guess the body hasn’t panned out too well.
Join us Wednesday night, September 28th at 7 p.m. here at the office for an event that will help you make healthier choices. Call to RSVP (425) 348-5207.
September 21, 2016
Research overwhelmingly shows that regular exercise lowers the risk for many diseases, enhances the functioning of virtually every physiological system in the human body and improves psychological well-being.
100. Improves heat tolerance. (Like many other benefits, you don’t even know you need it until you need it:-)
I will be Posting a benefit every day – well, most days – from a list put together by Dr. Dave Phillips, M.D. He is an M.D. from Atlanta, GA who specializes in Sports Medicine. As a former All-American swimmer he knows a few things about exercise. He is also on the JuicePlus+ Health Advisory Board. He is also all over YouTube doing videos on JuicePlus+, exercise, and other health-related topics.
You can be healthier: this is list of ways exercise affects the body; think of them as motivational if you like.