Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

December 11, 2018

Kids and Chiropractic

The subject of children and babies getting chiropractic care is discussed in this month’s Newsletter (if you didn’t get that, sign up here).

A patient sent an email yesterday to ask about getting their, almost 3 year old, child in for care – wanting to know what I thought about that and how to make it happen.

So I thought I would review our unofficial ‘policy’ (actually more of a preference). Before I do that I will say that: (1) I would encourage everyone to have their children checked as early as is feasible, and (2) I refer to chiropractors who specialize in pediatrics when the patient is too little to lie on my table and hold still.

That said, here is how it usually happens and I like it when it works out this way. First, get the kid used to the office and what goes on here by bringing them in with you. That makes them comfortable, gets them used to the whole idea, and alleviates any fears that they may have. Plus, ‘if they are good’ they get treats: that helps. Second, if the child does not eventually insist on getting up on the table for ‘their turn’, we can gently bring up the subject, check for their reaction, and adjust our efforts accordingly. Usually, it is their idea to ‘be next’ and off we go. By the time they are old enough to lie up on the table and hold still while I check them, it is no problem, not drama ensues, and things go very well.

All of that assumes a kid that isn’t suffering or is obvious not right, and a parent that is onboard with the idea of preventing problems before they develop. Since I do not charge anything for the kids (up to a certain age), it is usually fine with the parents. (The last thing that I want is for the kid not to get checked because the parent is thinking about the fee.)

So there you go.

DrD

 

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December 7, 2018

Jason Fung, M.D.: The Complete Guide to Fasting

Figuring Shoes Size for the Natural Foot

December 4, 2018

For Tai Chi Students: Our Elder Sisters in France

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I think that it is important to know who you are associated with.

Here are two who represent an impressive standard. I think that you will enjoy knowing more about them and their journey.

November 26, 2018

When You Are Grateful, Your Brain Becomes More Charitable

Don’t you just love the way research shows up just at the right time of year?

November 6, 2018

Drinking Coffee May Reduce Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Risks

Summary: According to researchers, drinking coffee could reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The study reports dark roasted coffee appears to have better neuroprotective qualities than light roasts.

Source: Universal Health Network

Suicide, Depression & Antidepressants

From the Juice Lady…

It is with a heavy heart that I am sharing that a dear friend of mine committed suicide this week. She was on an antidepressant because she’d been depressed and wasn’t sleeping well. She was given the antidepressant to help her sleep. Instead it clouded her judgment and she took her life with those pills. I am absolutely devastated. That is why I’m writing this newsletter to warn you. Beware of antidepressants. The drug my friend was on has a high incidence of suicides. And if you aren’t sleeping well, use something besides an antidepressant to sleep. Warn everyone you know. These drugs are dangerous.

Here is the rest of her Post… very sobering.

October 8, 2018

Learning, Sleep, and the Brain: Research

https://neurosciencenews.com/sleep-learning-9965/

October 7, 2018

Fasting and the 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine

A student of fasting for over 40 years, I began Blogging about it some eight plus years ago, in a post on Juice Fasting. In fact things have gotten to the point where we have to put “fasting” in quotes, to clarify what we mean because it is becoming as meaningless a word as “natural”.

Here there are a number of Posts on the subject.

This Blue Zones Blog Post reviewing the work of Japanese cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi, who did win the 2016 Nobel Prize for Medicine as a result of his work on autophagy (a process that happens when you abstain from food – or by the way – to some extent when you exercise), is the most important Post on this entire Blog!

My wife thinks that this Wedge of Awareness Post is my best, but here, in this Blue Zones Post is a gold mine of amazing information that can and would change your life for the better – no matter how bad off or how well off you are right now.

It is not something that you do; it’s something you don’t do!

It is free. It takes less time than whatever it is you are doing now. It is simple. And, with just the simplest and easiest of rules to follow, you can not screw it up. You can do it in progressions: start where you are, and gradually lengthen the time between “supper” and “breakfast”. Simple. Drink water (you know the water that I recommend, but get the best water you can find and afford).

(This needs a disclaimer: do this only under the supervision of a doctor – you may be too sick for the cure – it may not be for you. Perhaps there is some valid reason why you can not stretch out the time between supper and breakfast (you might be in the 1% – a guess – for whom this is not appropriate). If it turns out to be a rough ride from where you are to get back to health, you may want a partner to help guide you. Include your doctor in the process, it will education them as much as it does you!)

I could get more emphatic, but…

… it would not do any good.

Now it is up to you.

October 6, 2018

Women and self defense

I got an email yesterday about a female student being assaulted in a parking lot at the college, early in the morning, one day last week.

Many people feel safe until they discover that they are not safe. Many fail to be aware of their surroundings – focused instead on their next task or whoever they are “connected” with at the moment.

Make prevention a priority. Learn to be aware and to defend yourself. At the college, tai chi classes are Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 a.m., and Thursday night at 7:20 p.m. There are also classes at 7 p.m. on Monday nights at Peak Fitness on the corner of Hewitt Ave and Rucker Ave. Call (425) 348-5207 to learn more. Or go here: https://doctordilday.wordpress.com/everett-tai-chi-chuan/

October 5, 2018

For Tai Chi Students: Repulse Monkey

Paul Silfverstråle

 

October 4, 2018

The Spice of Life (Healthy Spices, that is!)

https://www.worldhealth.net/news/spices-may-help-digestion/

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