Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

April 20, 2018

The Juice Lady: Not Just a Pretty Face

Here is a great example of one of her Posts. It is timely, well done and for almost every one, safe. (Some people are just too sick for the cure – and a juice fast would be too extreme… so talk with your doc if you think that might be you!)

I have Blogged before on juicing (which I do not favor) verses blending (which I do favor) and all of the reasons why. Use the search box to find all related Posts. Start with ‘green drinks’:-)




April 11, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) & Dementia: Not Good News

This is not good news for those of us who played Rugby in college, or participated in boxing, or basketball, or any other violent sports.

But, like every other toxic exposure from our past, we can take measures. The body naturally heals: it is self-healing – given the opportunity and a healing environment.

The brain, of all things, is ‘plastic’ and can be molded. There are a dozen or more posts in this Blog regarding that. Physical, chemical, and mental. Keep it simple.

Get adjusted. Eat well. Exercise appropriately.

Nowadays life is more complex than in the past. Dealing with all of our exposures is an active exercise in the pursuit of health (detox is not just a buzz word).

Search this Blog and you will find much that can support you whether you are in Relief, Rehab, or Recovery mode. It is all about promoting health – getting on the path of health from where ever you are. Use it to your  benefit.

September 26, 2016

10 Day Shred

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!



August 25, 2014

Parkinson’s and Pesticides


Here is an article to talks about the increased risk of getting Parkinson’s Disease with increased exposure to pesticides, especially long-term low level exposure.

For many of us it’s too late to not get exposed. Many of us grew up in Apple country and watched (and smelled) the spraying that goes on each spring and fall. Or lived on a vineyard for 19 years. Many have suffered as a result.

While, as Seth Godin says, it’s never too late to start heading in the right direction, for many of us it’s a matter of dealing with damage done.

So… what to do. Here is what I have come up with over the years to deal with toxins from the past and to deal with decreasing exposures in the present.

1. First we need to concede that we have had, do have, and will have toxic exposures. So any and all efforts at detox are in order. Search “Detox” on this Blog and you will find Posts on subjects as diverse as oil pulling, nedi pot and , of course, exercise. I think we should do it all, starting with what doesn’t cost anything and is simple, easy and convenient. Then depending on your priorities, scale up. While it’s easy enough to do the oil pulling and nedi pot, a Enagic SD501 is a commitment in both time and money (call me if you are interested at 425.348.5207.

2. Familiarizing yourself with the organs of elimination and what makes those organs healthy and happy is another good move. That may lead to all kinds of dietary, and daily habit changes to facilitate their function. From sweating to Kangen water, there is a lot that one can do to help the body in it’s natural daily cycle of detox. Simply not eating so much or as often or as early or as late will help immensely.

3. Anyone who has seen a Kangen Water demo knows how much yuk comes off a few tomatoes (oil soluble pesticides, herbicides and insecticides), and where that yuk goes if you aren’t using Kangen water to clean your fruits and vegetables. Think about that in preparing your food. Most of us got a Kangen Water machine because of the drinking water; most of us wouldn’t trade it for gold because of all the uses of the different waters it makes, and cleaning vegetables is near the top of the list.

4. Speaking of drinking water. Good water is good for you; most water is safe (you won’t get sick from it, at least not quickly enough to blame the water) but not healthy. Kangen water, above all others I know of, will assist the kidneys in their detox duties. It will also hydrate better than any water I know of.

As you think through the implications of these options think about the “cost” of not making healthy choices verses the price of the practice of healthy habits. Think of how much you save by not getting a Kangen Water machine and using tap water instead. Consider whether those popular one-a-day multi vitamins are really doing much for you in the way of detox let alone protective nutrition. Can you really trust those TV Ads? That small print that passes by too fast to read?

Just a few thoughts for you to mull over…



October 19, 2013

Lake Isabelle – October, 2013

Filed under: General Health & Wellness — Tags: , , , — doctordilday @ 1:54 pm


Now does that look like a trail head? It isn’t really, it’s 40 minutes or more away from where the trail head used to be, if you can find your way.

I made the trip to Lake Isabelle yesterday, I will put the photos here. It would be nice to comment but I don’t know how to anchor the text to the photos, so… Maybe a caption or two will do.

It was as hard as hiking gets but I got there in about three hours, give or take. Based on web reports and what little I could learn from talking to folks, I thought the best route was to cross the creek, so I did. Big mistake. Stay to the right of the creek, the trail is there if you can follow it. I ended up crossing the creek near where the flags approach the creek, then crossing back at lunch time after looking hard at the map and trying to find an easier route. In this case the map is just paper with lines on it, not much more. The flags kept me from getting lost but I had to laugh at a guy flagging through a green forest with mostly green tape:-) I knew all along that getting out would be as hard as getting there. And by the time I neared the lake I was convinced I would be sleeping the night there and walking out today because of how tired I was and how hard it was on my legs. But I hoped for and found the outgoing trail, and never did loose my way on the decent, so it worked out Ok.

I’ve never seen so many mushrooms!!

And a note for those considering doing this hike. Any wetter and there would have been way too much water to slosh through: the path and the run-off are one and the same in many places. Any more foliage and I wouldn’t have been able to follow the flagged route. In the end I lost it anyway, at the creek, but if I had realized that there was need no reason to cross the creek in the first place, I wouldn’t have crossed and started looking for flagging where there isn’t any. The flagger did not really get the job done. I have followed Pot grower’s flagged routes through the woods (where they don’t want you to find your way) with greater ease.

In the end, it was a perfect day, perfect temperature, and perfect time as far as season goes. I wouldn’t recommend those shoes for such a trip at all. This side of mountains the rocks are ankle breakers and sharp (It reminded me a lot of walking bare foot on beaches in Loutraki. These shoes would work fine on the other side of the mountains where everything is a little more gravely and what rocks there are tend to be round river rock like. But I wore a thin pair of Filson’s wool socks under them and they did work Ok. As you can imagine, they are slick though on wet logs and wet moss covered rocks.

I was told that this hike is considered difficult (maybe it was “very” difficult). It would be difficult even if you had no trouble following the route because of how steep it is. For me, it will be a one-time adventure. I used it as a test and it served that purpose well. I suffered only one hard fall, crossing the creek at lunch time I stepped onto a rock that was large but alas not stable so there some sliding and I fell on my left thigh sandwiching my camera – in the cargo pocket – between my full weight and the rock. So that thigh was sore and bruised and there’s one finger with a black and blue nail, but otherwise no issues.

The Government encouraging our fitness by adding more than mile to the hike-stay to the left

The Government encouraging our fitness by adding more than mile to the hike

New-age minimalist hiking boots (aka Moccasins)

New-age minimalist hiking boots (aka Moccasins)

They Were Everywhere

They Were Everywhere












The Route

The Route












First Creek Crossing

First Creek Crossing


Human Sign:Then&Now

Human Sign:Then&Now













At The Lake

At The Lake













A Monster They Missed

A Monster They Missed

August 2, 2012

Carrot Salad For the Gallbladder and Liver

Filed under: Diet and Nutrition, General Health & Wellness, Wellness care — Tags: , , , , , — doctordilday @ 9:46 pm

A patient just came in and I realized that this recipe wasn’t here… so now it is.

Seven Day Carrot Salad

1 cup very shredded carrots (just use the regular cheese grater)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (you may add more lemon or olive oil but not less)

Eat with the evening meal for seven days for the mini liver flush. If you miss a day, you must begin again for maximum benefit. After the seventh day flush, you can continue to have this salad two – three times per week. You may also add to the salad shredded beets, cabbage, raisins, apples, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, sunflower seed, nutmeg, cinnamon, etc.

March 28, 2011

Wellness Programs

Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine


With Dr. Tamara Sachs, M.D.

Learn easy ways to:
• Feel Better – Look Better – Live Longer – Have More Energy
• Focus on Prevention vs. Treatment
• Obtain Optimal Health for the Whole Family

When: Friday, April 29, 2011, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. (7:00 pm registration open)
Where: Bellevue Red Lion 11211 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98004 , Bellevue, WA 98004
How Much: Admission: $15 / Guests are FREE Register online at: http://nwjpaevents.eventbrite.com/
For questions contact: Dr. Dilday at DDilday239@aol.com

Doctor Sachs graduated with honors in 1985 from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine in 1988 at Saint Raphael Hospital and Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. She has studied Alternative and Integrative Medicine since 1998 and is a graduate member of the Institute of Functional Medicine since 2003. “The interaction between our genes and our environment is what makes us healthy or ill. We can change our environment; what we eat, how we react to stress, our exposure to toxins – all this affects our health more than heredity. Functional Medicine assesses the entire person rather than focusing on the symptoms or the diagnosis, and looks to correct the root causes of illness through diet, nutrition, and lifestyle.”

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