Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

April 29, 2017

“Traditional” Mediterranean Diet Under Attack

This woman is kind of a big shot, so she can not just say what ever she wants. Here I have copied the best part; here is her Blog Post.

A Way Out

But there is a way out, Greece has three important advantages when it comes to nutrition:

1. A traditional diet that is the gold standard of diets. The traditional Greek diet is considered the purest form and the prototype of the Mediterranean diet. We do not need to reinvent the wheel, we have excellent published nutrition guidelines based on the diets of our parents and grandparents. We just need to make the diet relevant and accessible again.

2. Access to fresh food. Greece does not have food desserts. Every neighborhood/suburb poor or affluent, has a farmers market at least twice a week. This is key in raising awareness on how a traditional Greek diet is healthy and affordable.

3. Greek Filotimo and Filoxenia. Even in difficult times Greeks are helping those in need even though they are having their own financial difficulties. In Greek culture offering to another is considered an obligation, it is a reflection of who you are. According to a recent survey from the Dianeosis, an estimated 58% of Greeks have provided assistance to those in need through the form of food, clothing, money or volunteer work. That is quite high considering that Greeks are going through their own crisis.

April 28, 2017

Exciting Image

Filed under: Chiropractic, General Health & Wellness — Tags: , , — doctordilday @ 11:29 am

 

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I saw this image while reading about this research on Parkinson’s Disease and the gut.

If you think that this picture is amazing, think how amazing it is for us (chiropractors):-)

April 26, 2017

How Much Pop Is Too Much?

This article might help with that question: http://neurosciencenews.com/soda-brain-aging-6464/

 

Search “High Fructose Corn Syrup” on the Blog to learn more.

April 24, 2017

Walking: Good News Research

It sounds a little complicated, but the message is: walk more to improve brain blood flow.

http://neurosciencenews.com/neurobiology-walking-6487/

Just another great reason to do more walking.

April 21, 2017

Today’s Everett Herald: Brain Tumor Was Caused By Cell Phone Use

“Court Links cellphone to a man’s brain tumor.”

That was the article title in today’s paper that most caught my eye.

In 2005 I began Blogging because I care about your health and about helping you to make the best heath care decisions that you possible can. That was over a thousand Blog Posts ago.

Here are the Blog Posts I put up on the subject of cell phones causing health issues. I think that if you use a cell phone, you should know that risks. As usual, there is a reason you don’t know much about it: someone would rather you not (it would affect their profits)!

So here, in the news now, we have a guy who works for a company, spending several hours a day on the phone (Does that sound like anyone you know?). He developed a brain tumor. In court – because he lost his hearing in one ear and was disabled – it was determined that the cell phone use caused the tumor.

This won’t be the last time we hear this story: it is just the first.

There its a way to reduce your risks, several actually. We have plenty of paperwork on that, here in the office, that we can share with you.

We also have the R2L, which you can get to reduce your risk. Like any other measure aimed at reducing risk factors (think bending and lifting properly), it is no guarantee that you won’t suffer. It reduces your risk.

A brain tumor probably won’t happen to you. If it does, you may not loose you hearing. But do you want to take the chance? (When it comes to promoting health, it is often about managing risk factors: we are all going to die sometime. When, and how, is something that we can have some control over if we make the right choices before it is too late.)

More news – same court case: http://www.menshealth.com/health/cell-phones-brain-tumors?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=Social&utm_term=872003410&utm_campaign=Men’s%20Health

 

April 4, 2017

Get Healthy the Italian Way

This is from BottomLine: Personal, April 1, 2017

“In Italy, the passeggiata is a short, sociable walk taken after meals. A recent study found that taking a 15-minute walk after a meal improves blood sugar levels for 24 hours. That helps lower the risk for diabetes.”

Good to know!

March 30, 2017

A Memo On Preventing Back Pain Injury

I sent the following out just now… If you know an employer interested in preventing back injuries, please share it.

 

Greetings,

(You are getting this because either you have already shown an interest in preventing work place back injury, or there is some reason for me to belief that you might be interested.)

Last month the Annuals of Internal Medicine published the newest guidelines for the management of acute, sub-acute, and chronic low back pain (from the American College of Physicians).

You may be interested to know that Tai Chi made the list of recommendations.

Tai Chi has been referred to as “the perfect exercise”, and when researchers at the Mayo Clinic studied it in 2011, Tai Chi became their number one recommendation for Employee Wellness Programs. Researchers at the Harvard Medical School were so impressed that they wrote The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi in 2013.

I mention all of this because the epiphany that I had six years ago that I could help employers measure the risk of, and prevent, back injuries among their employees, was heavily informed by my, then, 15 years of Tai Chi practice. So far, while there has been expressed interest, my efforts to reach out have not resulted in meaningful conversations with those who have both the courage to advocate for a tested solution, and the authority to make a decision. (This is not about everyone doing Tai Chi: It is about measuring risk of back injury and then doing something about it that will measurably reduce that risk.)

My hope is that the growing impact of the problems of back pain injury (both direct costs and indirect costs) and the growing evidence of simple and efficient solutions will someday intersect with your priorities and the priorities of your employers. I would like to help, when/if that time comes.

Dennis Dilday, D.C.

Everett Chiropractic Center

Health – Naturally, through Chiropractic, Fitness & Whole-Food Nutrition

8625 Evergreen Way, #210

Everett, WA 98203

(425) 348-5207

http://www.doctordilday.com

March 26, 2017

Dr. Weil on Tai Chi: File Under: Not News But Nice To Know That He Is On Board

https://www.drweil.com/blog/health-tips/stress-management-tai-chi-for-balance/

 

March 13, 2017

Asian Women

In the past few weeks I have needed to make trips to Lynnwood to the Enagic headquarters.

Each time, in fact as I thought about it almost every time I have ever gone there, I noticed well dressed asian women coming and going from the place. They are always getting into or out of new looking, high-dollar, vehicles. They are usually with friends. And they are always happy.

I don’t know whether they have husbands who work at high level jobs in Boeing, or blow leaves off of side walks – they may not have husbands at all. It doesn’t matter. It is great to see people who do the math.

Enagic is a Japanese company. It is about water. And it is about health promotion at the deepest levels.”Change your water, change your life,” is their motto.

So it is a perfect fit. I think that is very cool!

P.S. – Our next Kangen Water demonstration is March 25th at 2 p.m. If you would like to learn more about it, give us a call.

March 10, 2017

Another Health Care Professional Who Doesn’t Know How to Bend Over

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March 7, 2017

“It makes a horrible sound.”

When I am in a store, I always notice when parents/guardians are or are not paying attention to the small ones in their carts. To me it is usually scary: the parents are distracted with shopping; the kids are precariously perched on the very edge of the cart – with reflexes appropriate to their age. It is a disaster waiting to happen.

But, I haven’t actually seen any kids fall and hit the ground. A few times I have taken some sort of action and may have prevented a fall but, as with much in the way of prevention, there isn’t much focus on what doesn’t happen.

Today, I asked the gal at the check stand if kids do fall out of carts very often. She said that it does not happen too often but, when it does, “It makes a horrible sound.”

I am not a parent so I have to be careful. But it seems to me that the adults should be able to out smart a child, one way or the other. Here in the office I tell the kids that there is a treat for them on the way outif they are good. Several have tested me, and left without the samples of JuicePlus+ Chewables that their siblings/the other kids got. That only happens one time.

Whatever excuse a parent gives for not paying attention to the kid in the cart, it won’t balance the damage that could be done to the child if they fall out onto that tile floor and land on their head or face. Small lives matter.

Safety matters. Prevention pays!

 

March 4, 2017

State Secrets: You Heard It Here First

A very good friend told me at breakfast this morning that a person can give up being cynical (since it doesn’t help much in a transformational relationship). True enough. Then I got this article (below) in my email (and I was thoughtful of this recent Blog Post by me…). Welcome to the real world.

From the Friday, March 3, 2017 San Fransisco Chronicle…

SACRAMENTO — For years, state health officials kept secret a set of guidelines meant to inform the public about the risks associated with cell phone use and the best practices to avoid potential harm.

On Thursday, the California Department of Public Health released the guidelines, which advise cell phone users to keep the devices away from their bodies, keep calls short and to use the speaker phone on lengthy calls. The guidelines were released only after a Sacramento Superior Court judge indicated she would order them to be disclosed, and after The Chronicle told the state it was publishing a news story about the case.

The health department’s lawyers had argued in court that the guidelines were never formally approved by the agency and that releasing them to the public would cause unnecessary panic.

The two-page suggestions, which have been written and revised over the past seven years, are based on studies “that suggest that long-term cell phone use may increase the risk of brain cancer and other health problems,” according to the document, which includes a stamp saying it is a “draft and not for public release.”

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