Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

October 4, 2017

A Huge Finding

Here is the article about research on Lymphatic vessels in the brain.

We talk a lot about lymph drainage in Tai Chi – in particular there are certain exercises that we do in which we discuss the effect on the dura mater (the covering of the brain where lymph vessels are now known to exit). There are a lot of implications!

May 17, 2017

“Remarkable and a major breakthrough” I Don’t Think So

More amazing research on the benefits of fasting!

I have been a student of fasting for over 40 years, and this is the second recent report on new research showing that the benefits are almost unbelievable: but they are predictable and do happen over and over and over.

I reported, briefly, a couple of years ago about research on fasting that was remarkable and a breakthrough – but there isn’t any research news on fasting that is not positive – it is all almost too good to be true.

This is news that I can not help but share. I hope that you find it helpful.

January 30, 2016

101 Benefits of Exercise.3

Filed under: Exercise, General Health & Wellness, Tai Chi Chuan, Wellness care — Tags: — doctordilday @ 10:02 am


Research overwhelmingly shows that regular exercise lowers the risk for many diseases, enhances the functioning of virtually every physiological system in the human body and improves psychological well-being.

3. Improves the functioning of your immune system.

I will Posting a benefit every day from a list put together by Dr. Dave Phillips, M.D. He is an M.D. from Atlanta, GA who specializes in Sports Medicine. As a former All-American swimmer he knows a few things about exercise. He is also on the JuicePlus+ Health Advisory Board. He is also all over YouTube doing videos on JuicePlus+, exercise, and other health-related topics.

I hope this list of benefits of exercise is of help to you.

January 15, 2016

File Under “Good To Know” Re: Vitamin C

I know, it’s a mice study, but it isn’t like it’s “news”… (Around here there are lot of people getting sick this time of year… but not everyone.)

Read about the new study here: High C Improves Immune Function

(I have been a fan of high levels of Vitamin C since the 70’s and haven’t regretted a minute of it:-)

December 14, 2014

DOUBLE Your Helper T Cell Count

A few thoughts on how to…

November 9, 2013

Where can you find grapes with seeds these days?

Everett Farmer's Market

Everett Farmer’s Market

With all the wonderful news about the power of grape seeds to keep us healthy, you would think you could find grapes with seeds available to buy. But where? Not at any of the stores that we shop at. Funny huh?

Guess I will have to keep climbing over the neighbor’s fence…

March 28, 2013

Motivation for Getting Healthy

‘Totally Drug-Resistant’ Tuberculosis in South Africa. Best Bet Is To Build Up Immune System

The title talks about building the immune system but I couldn’t find much of a discussion in the text.

In Medicine, once every other expensive unsustainable option has been tried and failed, promoting health becomes reasonable.

In Chiropractic promoting health sustainably is the first option.

April 8, 2010

Practical & Proven Strategies for Immune Enhancement

A New You!

When: Friday, April 30th – 7:30 PM (doors open at 7:00pm)
Where: Embassy Suites Hotel, 20610 44th Avenue West, Lynnwood, WA 98036

$15 dollars at the door

Guests are free
Contact: Dr. Dennis Dilday 425 348-5207 or DDilday239@aol.com for tickets.

Karen A. Jones, M.F.T.

Current research in the areas of nutritional science, behavioral medicine, health psychology and PsychoNeuroImmunology (the science of the mind-body connection), underscores the principle that what we feed our mind and how we handle our emotions is just as important to optimal health as what we feed our bodies. Learn how to use cutting edge psychological and whole food nutritional strategies to enhance immune function, slow down the aging process, reduce stress, and improve the quality of your life.

Karen is a nationally recognized author, lecturer and published researcher in the fields of chronic illness, stress reduction & PsychoNeuroImmunology. For the past 18 years she has been the Director of Psychological Services at the Orange County Center for Special Immunology. She is co-author of Inspiration to Realization Vol.2 and 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life Vol.2.

December 22, 2007


Filed under: Exercise, Tai Chi Chuan — Tags: , , , , , — doctordilday @ 4:34 am


A recent Tuft’s newletter talks about a recently published study (a “randomized controlled trial” which means really good quality or is suppose to) on one of the benefits of tai chi: it enhances immune function. I looked up the study so I could read the full text.

There I learned that Tai Chi is a “mind-body intervention” and not just that but an “alternative medicine, mind-body intervention” which offers “special promise” in that it might “enhance immune and health outcomes in older adults, because it incorporates elements of meditation and physical activity, both of which have been found to have salutory effects on immune responses.”

It’s actually very interesting. We know that immune function declines with age. We know that that makes us less able to resist infection. We know that Shingles is a condition where the virus takes advantage of this after lying domant for decades – having been held in check by our immune system. Since they can measure Shingles immunity in the blood, they can measure impacts on that immunity.

So in this study, doing tai chi (actually tai chi chih but I’ll got to that in a minute) 3 times a week for 15 weeks made a “significant” difference. They measured this by measuring the blood factor that controls the virus: it increased as much after doing tai chi as it does after a vaccination (way cool!) 

It turns out the subjects weren’t really doing tai chi at all but a modern day knock-off. I found the website that talks about Tai Chi Chih where it is described as a series of 20 movements most likely barrowed from tai chi chuan hand forms or from chi kung (qi gong). That’s ok, for the purpose of these results, the effect’s the same.

And the authors, while couching their comments in the most conservative terms, didn’t miss the point. If doing tai chi can impact the blood factor responsible for our abilility to deal with the Shingles virus, it can do the same “across the full specturm of antigenic challenge.”

In other words it may help against multiple other infectious diseases for which there is no vaccine.

Anyway, too much focus on the negative for me (What something can do against disease rather than what something can do to create HEALTH – I can’t help it, disease doesn’t interest me).

I’m going to type out another interesting excerpt and ask you to think about whether all of these scientifically substantiated statements can be said for any other form of exercise. (And keep in mind the very narrow scope of these claims – the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what tai chi chuan offers.)

“Increasing interest has focused on the use of tai chi for promoting health in persons with chronic disease, and a recent review suggested the promise of tai chi as a means of improving a number of health outcomes. However, the majority of studies didn’t use randomized control trial methodologies, and the efficacy of tai chi on physiology and health outcomes remains poorly characterized. Nevertheless, some trials suggest that tai chi can improve health functioning, have effects on both physical and emotional health, reduce the risks of falls and possibly enhance cardiovascular functioning in sedentary and older adults.”   

HOW DO TAI CHI & QIGONG (CHI KUNG) WORK? by Bill Douglas, Founder of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

“Western medical science is only beginning to understand what T’ai Chi and Qigong offers us. However, just the tiny amount of research that has been done so far indicates that T’ai Chi and Qigong are very powerful health tools that can save each of us and our society a great deal of money and personal suffering . . .”   

(Bill Douglas is the Tai Chi Expert at DrWeil.com. Founder of World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day (held in 60 nations each year), and has authored a #1 best selling Tai Chi Book “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to T’ai Chi & Qigong”. You can learn more about Tai Chi & Qigong, and search a worldwide teachers directory at http:/www.worldtaichiday.org/) 

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