Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

April 29, 2020

What Prevention Looks Like

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctordilday @ 5:32 pm

Here is an article about taking vitamins C and D. The recommendations are made because people just do not eat the necessary healthy foods to develop and maintain healthy immune systems. In the article they make the point that people without symptoms will not really notice that they have a compromised immune system… until they suffer the effects and are sick.

Just because you feel reasonably decent most of the time does not mean that you are healthy and can resist an infection. Prevention is striving to promote health precisely so that you will not be sick. You have to get the nutrients your body needs into your body to do that. This Post will deal only with the nutrients part of the equation, not exercise or other lifestyle elements.

Currently the recommendations are 7-10 servings per day of fruits and vegetables. Assuming you know that ketchup is not a serving of vegetables, I won’t get into all of the assumptions regarding what are healthy food servings, or servings of healthy foods (the local, seasonal, organic, non-GMO, unprocessed or properly processed, and properly prepared issues). When was the last time you had five servings of fruits in a a day? How about 5 servings of vegetables in a day? It is difficult under the best of circumstances.

But what you can do is try; and you can cheat. Trying is just trying. There are whole foods around. They are not that expensive. And they are not that hard to prepare and eat. Just a little work – a price paid for a result that is worth it. Start with the Mediterranean Diet, and Blue Zones lifestyle recommendations: you can not go wrong there (and there is plenty of Posts on these subjects here on this Blog). Cheating means knowing where to get whole food, in supplement form, that has been processed in such a way that the nutrients are available to the body. Supplements must also be sourced and processed in such a way that third party certifications can verify that you get what you want and not what you do not want. You can find supplements that fit that bill here. You can order online (maintaining your social distancing). These products give you 7 fruits, 8 vegetables, 9 berries, as well as plant-based protein that amounts to more than the equivalent of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. That is a great start in preventing illness. But do not take my word for it. If preventing disease is about promoting health, what does health look like? If you are going to pay the price for the product, know what the result of taking it is going to be. You can only do that if there is real research. That is what prevention looks like!


April 8, 2020

Blue Green Algae, A Quick Note

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctordilday @ 9:47 am

Note the date.

I now offer and recommend blue green algae from EnergyBits. Find them at energybits.com, or call them at (617) 866-5106, or email customercare@energybits.com

The algae is organically grown, non-GMO, keto, vegan: an unprocessed whole food. It is also third-party tested by and FDA-approved lab guaranteeing there are no unwanted toxins in the algae. (I can not say all of that about the algae we were getting before.)

I could go on and on about blue green algae (And I have in this Blog). I have been eating it and recommending it since 1980. Now we have it endorsed by NASA as the most nutrient-dense, high-protein, plant-based, sustainable food in the world, and the United Nations saying that it is the answer to world hunger.

There has been a sudden interest in all of our supplements at the office (JuicePlus+ in particular), and several inquires about the algae. This Post will make it easier for patients and the public to get to the good stuff (there is plenty of junk).

The important thing to know is that you can learn about these, and many other healthy choices, on this Blog, and you can get them in the office or by contacting us at (425) 348-5207.

November 8, 2019

JP+ Prices (2019)

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October 11, 2019

Zantac To The Rescue


October 7, 2019

Chief Seattle

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The Battle that Made Chief Seattle

October 3, 2019

Japanese Textbooks

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August 16, 2019

Quit Smoking!

I know that these is a very nice graphic with this info on it but, for now, here is an article that details what and how fast your body responds to stopping smoking.

It is amazing!

July 8, 2019

45th High School Reunion – Liberty Bell

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June 25, 2019

Twelve Tips for Healthy Sleep

These are from Why We Sleep, by Matthew Walker, PhD. He got them from NIH Magazine Plus (Internet) [I edited some of it… they were wordy]

  1. Stick to a sleep schedule. Go to bed and wake up at the same time each day.
  2. Exercise is great, but not too late in the day. … not later than two to three hours before your bedtime.
  3. Avoid caffeine and nicotine. Caffeine can ‘take as long as eight hours to wear off.’
  4. Avoid alcoholic drinks before bed. (He talks about sedation not being the same as sleeping.)
  5. Avoid large meals and beverages late at night.
  6. If possible, avoid medications that delay or disrupt your sleep. Some can be taken at a different time of the day.
  7. Don’t take naps after 3 p.m. Naps can make up for lost sleep but late afternoon naps can make it harder to fall asleep at night. (Naps are good. He did a whole section on that, but too late not so good.)
  8. Relax before bed.
  9. Take a hot bath before bed. (There is a whole chapter on temperature and getting to sleep quick – important and simple to implement.)
  10. Dark bedroom, cool bedroom, gadget-free bedroom. He offers tricks.
  11. Have the right sunlight exposure – get bright sun in the morning, early part of the day; turn down the lights as bedtime approaches.
  12. Don’t lie in bed awake. He says get up and do something relaxing if lying in bed awake for more then twenty minutes makes you feel anxious or worried. I say breathe and ‘follow your breath’. (Mentally ‘notice’ your breath and keep you mind on that one thing. Look at the Blog Posts on breath and breathing  to fill in the details. Essentially, you will be meditating; and asleep before you know it.

May 25, 2019

“No problems.”

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctordilday @ 4:04 pm

A patient came in yesterday and announced cheerfully that she had “no problems.” She went on to explain that, since it had been awhile, she thought it would be a good idea to get seen. (By ‘no problems’ of course she means that she doesn’t have any symptoms.)

So she gets it – at least most of it: you do not have to wait for symptoms before you seek chiropractic care. She has a long track record and plenty of trial and error experience learning just how long she can go before symptoms show up – and she knows that if she waits that long, the symptoms could be quite inconvenient.

Though her words confuse the issue, she also understands that needing to be adjusted, whether or not there are symptoms, means that she does have a “problem.” She knows that a subluxation complex is what causes her symptoms – that is her problem!

Most patients do not care about their spines, or their subluxation complexes: they care how they feel. Understood. When they understand that it is their subluxation complexes – whether painful now or not – that will eventually lead to their symptoms, and it needs to be addressed in it’s own right, then I have done my job (well, much of it, I still have to get them adjusted).

This patient was adjusted, and was on her way – symptoms averted.

P.S. – A patient emailed me the other day asking if we are excepting new patients. The answer is Yes.

April 10, 2019

Naval Air Station Pasco Aviation Museum

April 1, 2019

Physical Activity of Any Type or Amount Cuts Health Risk From Sitting

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctordilday @ 4:41 pm

Summary: A new study reports replacing 30 minutes of sitting down with physical activity, of any intensity or amount, can significantly reduce health risks and improve mortality.

Source: Columbia University.

Every since sitting became the new smoking a few years back, public health experts have renewed their efforts to get people up and active. The research a few years back was pretty clear: almost no amount of exercise could make up for sitting all day at a desk (they had thought that the ‘recommended’ amount of weekly exercise might make up for the sitting job, but it does not).

So move. Move more. And keep moving.

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