Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

March 18, 2019

Jason Fung, M.D., Excerpts from “The Diabetes Code”

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FACT: TYPE 2 DIABETES IT FULLY REVERSIBLE AND PREVENTABLE

“MOST HEALTH PROFESSIONALS consider type 2 diabetes to be a chronic and progressive disease. This promotes the idea that type 2 diabetes is a one-way street, a life sentence with no possibility of parole: the disease continues to get worse until you eventually require insulin injections.”

“But this is actually a great big lie.”

“…: type 2 diabetes is a reversible disease.

“But only diet and lifestyle changes – not medications – will reverse this disease, simply because type 2 diabetes is largely a dietary disease. The most important determinant, of course, is weight loss. Most of the medications used to treat type 2 diabetes do not cause weight loss. Quite the contrary. Insulin, for example, is notorious for causing weight gain. Once patients start on insulin injections for type 2 diabetes, they often sense they are heading down the wrong path.”

“Since weight loss is the key to reversing type 2 diabetes, medications don’t help. We only precent they do, which is the reason most doctors think type 2 diabetes is chronic and progressive. We’ve avoided facing an inconvenient truth: drugs won’t cure a dietary disease. They are about as useful as bringing a snorkel to a bicycle race. The problem is not the disease; the problem is the way we treat the disease.

The same principles used for reversing type 2 diabetes also apply to preventing it. Obesity and type 2 diabetes are closely related, and generally, increased weight increases the risk of disease. The correlation is not perfect, but nevertheless, maintaining and ideal weight is a first step to prevention.”

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March 16, 2019

“Lifestyle Changes, Not a Magic Pill, Can Reverse Alzheimer’s”

From the Blue Zones site… By Clayton Dalton, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

https://www.bluezones.com/2019/03/lifestyle-changes-not-a-magic-pill-can-reverse-alzheimers/?utm_source=BLUE+ZONES+Newsletter&utm_campaign=e4fa2d18bf-DEMENTIA-ALZ-LIFESTYLE.3.19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9642311849-e4fa2d18bf-198896425&mc_cid=e4fa2d18bf&mc_eid=0d9ed4d239

February 26, 2019

Stuff That You Can Not Improve On: Seth Godin

Lessons for telling time

For something as dominant as the four digits that we use to tell time, it’s disappointing that there’s no manual, and not surprising that we do it wrong so often.

I’m not talking about the big hand/little hand part of announcing what time it is. I’m focused on how we use our awareness of time to screw up our narrative about life.

Here are some examples:

We focus on the days, making short-term decisions, instead of being cognizant of the years. We ignore the benefits that short-term pain can have in earning us long-term satisfaction. Which means that we often fail to invest, embracing a shortcut instead.

We rehearse the past, obsessing about sunk costs, instead of freeing ourselves up to make new decisions based on new information.

We put a stopwatch on our best experiences, ticktocking the moments instead of living in them.

But we fail to be honest about the time when we’re in a dip, or unhappy, imagining instead that it is lasting forever.

We confuse the thrill of fast-paced media with the magic of doing work that matters, even though they each take just as long.

We might have a fancy watch, but that doesn’t mean we’re good at telling time.

February 25, 2019

For Tai Chi Students: Applications

February 24, 2019

Seth Godin: Gosh this guy is good!

Telescopes and microscopes

It pays to look at opportunity with a telescope. It’s real, but it’s distant. The telescope brings it into focus and helps you find your way there. Telescopes are easy to find if you look for them.

And it often pays to look at trouble with a microscope. Not to get intimidated by the amorphous blob that could snuff out your dreams, but instead to look at the tiny component parts, learning how it is constructed and taking away its power. Once you realize how it’s built, you can deal with it.

February 22, 2019

Box Breathing (Calms you down)

If the Navy Seals do it and first responders do it, it must be good, right? Here is a link on “Box Breathing”.

I am currently reading “Oxygen Advantage” by Patrick McKeown. In it he talks about breathing techniques that simulate high altitude training and high intensity training. He mentioned the best example of perfect breathing he has encountered: it was in an advanced tai chi person – big surprise.

It is all Tai Chi to me.

To learn more about the importance of breathing correctly: how, why, when, etc., come to tai chi class or search ‘breathing’ on this Blog. It really is important; it really is simple.

DrD

February 20, 2019

Exercise May Improve Health by Increasing Gut Bacterial Diversity

https://neurosciencenews.com/exercise-microbiome-diversity-10762/

February 19, 2019

For Tai Chi Students: Yin – Yang

February 18, 2019

Tis The Season….Clutter research

I am a big fan of Permaculture Design, applied at any scale: it is a way of understand natural and man-made systems and applying design principles that foster improved function, efficiency and sustainability. I have talked about The Natural Step here before: they simplified Permaculture into four simple questions – providing an operational definition of sustainability. Feng Shui (minus all the religious and philosophical trappings) is, essentially, the same kind of thing. Whatever the discipline, the objectives are mainly inline.

Here the issue of clutter and the research on how that fits into the picture is discussed at length. The Asian elegance shows through immediately. Simpler is always better in my view:-)

 

February 14, 2019

Exercise Gives Older Men a Better Brain Boost

Summary: According to a new study, men have a stronger positive correlation between cardiorespiratory fitness and brain function as they age.

Source: American Physiological Society.

New research suggests that the relationship between physical and brain fitness varies in older adults by virtue of their sex. The study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

February 13, 2019

How Sleep Helps to Fight Infection

Summary: Researchers report sleep can help immune cells attach to targets and help fight infection. The study reveals how sleep assists the body in fighting infections, whereas conditions like chronic stress can make the body more susceptible to illness.

Source: Rockefeller University Press.

February 12, 2019

The Barefoot Brain: Neuroplasticity

https://www.correcttoes.com/foot-help/how-going-barefoot-affects-your-brain/?utm_source=Correct+Toes+Newsletter&utm_campaign=35ed57906f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_02_04_09_44&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_88b0f78996-35ed57906f-351814873&mc_cid=35ed57906f&mc_eid=5cdc987d53

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