Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

April 24, 2020

A Question of Numbers

We are all being asked to trust numbers: numbers tested, tests positive verses negative, cases confirmed, recovered number, and numbers of terminal cases. I think we should be less focused on numbers (that can not be trusted anyway), and pay more attention to the principles.

Here are a bunch of numbers regarding the Spanish Flu and chiropractic care. From what I can tell, no one would consider it scientific – and not just because of its age. But then anyone who looks would consider little done in health care at that time scientific, but that is another story.

What I think is important is to realize that while, nowadays, it is much more common for people to say wonderful things about chiropractic because of the results that they got with back pain, neck pain or headaches, in the past it was different. In the past sick people became desperate for results, got what help they could from modern mainstream medicine, and then went to see a chiropractor – and sometimes they got good results, so chiropractic got the credit.

Behind all of this is the big picture: some bugs (and non-bug viruses, of course) are bad, very bad. They might kill you. And… it is ALWAYS better to be in adjustment and fully functional – especially when the body is fighting a bug battle. It is a matter of risk factors (being subluxated is a risk factor for ill health by whatever description) and resistance. Decreasing risk factors will support an increase in resistance.

And thinking people do understand this: what are the primary recommendations for dealing with the current crisis: all of the same health-generating recommendations we are always giving, for the same reason – it promotes HEALTH (our speciality!). And, of course, tune up your hygeine and sanitation practices, keep your distance, etc.

Whether it is breathing, bracing, bending and lifting, or diet and nutrition, chiropractic adjustments, and exercise, we do what we do to promote health and wellness. It is useful when you are well; it is even more useful when you are sick.

 

 

March 31, 2020

Keep It Simple

In the office I have been referring to it as “Basic – Plus.”

This is from a series of COVID-19 Questions and Answers from Medscape (these guys know all there is to know about fighting bugs).

General measures for prevention of viral respiratory infections include:

  1. Handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available and hands are not visibly dirty, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol may be used. However, if hands are visibly dirty, always wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Individuals should avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  3. Individuals should avoid close contact with sick people.
  4. Sick people should stay at home (eg, from work, school).
  5. Coughs and sneezes should be covered with a tissue, followed by disposal of the tissue in the trash.
  6. Frequently touched objects and surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected regularly.

That is all pretty “Basic” and I hope none of it comes a any surprise. (In my world it is standard operating procedure and always has been.)

The “Plus” just means doing more of the same, ¬†along with gloves, masks, and extra cleaning of anything suspicious thrown in as and when indicated by circumstances.

This all gets you half way there; the rest is promoting health (increased resistance by definition) and “boosting your immune system” (now everyone’s favorite words when they are selling something).

This Blog has 15 years and more than a thousand Posts on that subject: dig in (use the search box).

March 24, 2020

Reasonable and Necessary

[This was the email that I sent out to patients earlier today.]

Chiropractic doctors are Portal of Entry health care providers: our office is open.

We have and are taking every necessary and reasonable precaution, and we expect that you are too. (Everyone is now an expert, so there is no shortage of advice.) If, for whatever reason, you are uncomfortable making or keeping your appointment to come in, then please stay home and stay safe. If, on the other hand, you need to be adjusted, then call and come in; stay in the car until it is time for you appointment if you like. Some are wearing masks and gloves; that is fine too.

People are still getting into car accidents, and getting injured at work: I have seen one of each this week, and it is only Tuesday. Traffic is light, and parking is not a problem.

If you have any questions, feel free to call me at the office. I will return your call if I am not able to answer (I was going to send this email out yesterday, but have not had the chance until now).

Now is a good time for healthy habits. The Blog has over a thousands Posts on the subject, so if you have question, you might check there. (And the JuicePlus+ Vineyard Blend does have elderberries in it. I still have a few bottles available.:-)

DrD

March 18, 2020

More Good News

I love this site: https://www.olivetomato.com/the-healthy-greek-mediterranean-pantry/?fbclid=IwAR1T7wDcAjpXIwKXoZ3n1zuoxI9rzbwdn_NZ3rg4c8j2d3ln_VnXHuMdH_U

March 11, 2020

Not A Drill. Risk Factors

I have talked here about risk factors a lot. Turns out this guy mentions them quit a bit as well.

Get adjusted. Get healthy.

February 6, 2020

Circadian what?

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002228362030070X?fbclid=IwAR3RbN0sDr-CqbfjMrxK7B6ZxDZ_AkIxHCz9w56b_cyReo30zI97AYj-6EE

January 10, 2020

A New Phrase: Longevity Warrior!

https://www.worldhealth.net/news/114-year-old-longevity-warriors-secrets/

December 27, 2019

CAUSE AND EFFECT

From the Longevity Magazine Journal: https://www.worldhealth.net/news/2030-half-american-adults-will-be-obese/

For more on the CAUSE read “Hacking the American Mind”.

December 21, 2019

Your Brain Needs Exercise!

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https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-your-brain-needs-exercise/

November 8, 2019

A Terrible Article on Longevity

Terrible only because it does not mention Tai Chi!!

Here you go: https://www.worldhealth.net/news/tips-staying-active-and-social-you-age/

September 20, 2019

How To Make the Simple Complicated, And Then Profit From It

Notice who will profit. 

Corporate capitalisms’ favorite trick: create a massive problem (mainstream medicine – including pharmaceuticals, then profit from pretending to address the problem). Examples abound.

August 29, 2019

Food Confusion and Science

Here is an article, solid in science, that adds context to the confusion of foods facts and dietary choices.

And like most reasonable folks these days, they can not talk about all of that without mentioning the Blue Zones.

But I guess you have heard me harp on that enough – dozens of Blog Posts are dedicated to that lifestyle.

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