Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

May 24, 2017

You Have To Wonder Sometimes…

http://neurosciencenews.com/brain-disease-detection-6760/

An earlier Post: https://doctordilday.wordpress.com/?s=nedi+pot

April 19, 2017

Beet it!

http://neurosciencenews.com/aging-beetroot-exercise-6445/

Think exercise…

And nutrition…

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.”

December 12, 2016

Neighborhood Earthquake Disaster DRILL

The Why

“… to improve your chances of surviving a disaster.”

The Where, What, When, Who, and How

Saturday (12/10/16) the Harbourview-Seahurst-Glenwood Neighborhood conducted an Earthquake Disaster Drill.

It went almost unnoticed because almost no one was interested: that’s the way it is with preventive measures. The professionals show up because they get paid to; almost no one else is interested.

But it was a success. The Auxiliary Communication System (ACS) was activated, as was the Citizen’s Emergency Response Team (CERT), and the Neighborhood Block Watch and Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) folks were involved to some extent. The whole event was administered by the City of Everett Everett, Office of Emergency Management (at the local Fire Station).

The event was almost cancelled do to bad weather, but doing the drill in less-than-perfect weather conditions reminded thoughtful observers and participants how inconvenient an earthquake might have been instead. Something to think about.

Anyway, I mention all of this because I want to share two things: First, some links to local resource authorities in case there is interest. And secondly, there is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) brochure entitled Preparing Makes Sense. Get Ready Now, which has a checklist that is a simple, straightforward and easy starting spot for folks. They recommend that you (1) Get a kit, (2) Make a plan, (3) Be informed, and (4) Get involved.

Brochures entitled Preparedness Shopping List, Important Documents, and something about Pets were also made available. I ended up with them, and they are now here at the office in case you would like to pick one or more of them up on your visit.

I understand that life is busy, and prevention as a priority is a challenge – I deal with it every day in patients who suffer from pain and injury. It is a choice for most of us though. In the case of an earthquake it may be a matter of survival; in the case of preventing back pain it is mostly about suffering – somewhere not quite at the ‘survival’ level, but sometimes near it. Safety, security and survival – they are just spots along a continuum.

Here are some links:

Everett Office of Emergency Management (https://everettwa.gov/241/Office-of-Emergency-Management)

SCDEM (I don’t know what that means – too many acronyms) (http://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/180/Emergency-Management)

And here is the Basic Emergency Supplies Kit:

Water – one gallon per person per day for drinking and sanitation

Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food (they are now suggesting closer to three weeks, after Catrina)

Battery -powered radio and extra batteries

Flashlight and extra batteries

First aid kit

Whistle to signal for help

Filter Mask or cotton t-shirt, to help filter the air

Moist towelettes for sanitation

Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

Manual can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)

Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place

Garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

Unique family needs, such as daily prescription medications, infant formula or diapers, and important family documents

November 18, 2016

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September 23, 2016

“What’s in your supplement?”

That is the title to the feature article in the most recent Bottom Line’s Health In Action.

We have talked about it here many times and will be again at our Event on the 28th.

Here is some of what that article said:

“About one out of every four supplements sold in the US does not contain what is listed on the label or has other quality problems, according to tests performed by ConsumerLab.com”

The Labels are Not Accurate

“…last year, an investigation into the store-brand supplements of the biggest national retailers – Walmart, Target, GNC and Walgreens-found that man of thither products did not contain the herbs listed on their labels…others included ingredients that were not listed on their labels, some of which were potential allergens.”

“And the problem goes way beyond the the four big retailers above.”

“RISK: THE SUPPLEMENT IS CONTAMINATED WITH HEAVY METALS-SUCH AS LEAD, ARSENIC, AND CADMIUM-OR WITH TOXINS.”

“…because the industry at large goes unregulated, be sure to purchase only professional-grade vitamins and supplements that have undergone testing and quality assurance from a reputable supplier.”

Again, we have talked about it here literally hundreds of times, and will again next week, but the bottom line, really, is that you need to be careful who you trust. This and other articles may be part of an agenda to bring supplements under the control of the Government and the medical establishment: do you really want to trust them? They haven’t demonstrated themselves to be too trustworthy in my view. Further in the magazine there is another article talking about what supplements you should be taking. The whole idea that you should buy and take individual vitamins or minerals is close to 40 years behind the times: you need whole food and whole food supplements if you want to give your body nutrition in a way that it’s been used to dealing with for a million years. The idea that people who create vitamin & mineral formulas are smarter and know better and can second guess the body hasn’t panned out too well.

Join us Wednesday night, September 28th at 7 p.m. here at the office for an event that will help you make healthier choices. Call to RSVP (425) 348-5207.

September 5, 2016

101 Benefits of Exercise.90

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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.

90. Helps prevent and relieve the stresses that cause carpal tunnel syndrome.

(Well… or not. The wrong exercises, or exercises, done wrong, will actually create carpal tunnel symptoms or make a condition worse. Be careful who you listen to!)

I will be Posting a benefit every day – well, most days – 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.

You can be healthier: this is list of ways exercise affects the body; think of them as motivational if you like.

August 29, 2016

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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.

86. Reduces the risk of endometriosis.

I will be Posting a benefit every day – well, most days – 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.

You can be healthier: this is list of ways exercise affects the body; think of them as motivational if you like.

August 26, 2016

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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.

85. Helps to relieve and prevent “migraine headache attacks.”

I will be Posting a benefit every day – well, most days – 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.

You can be healthier: this is list of ways exercise affects the body; think of them as motivational if you like.

July 11, 2016

101 Benefits of Exercise.70

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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.

69. Reduces the risk of developing breast cancer.

I will be Posting a benefit every day – well, most days – 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.

You can be healthier: this is list of ways exercise affects the body; think of them as motivational if you like.

June 12, 2016

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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.

57. Helps to alleviate low back pain.

 

(Boom!! We have a winner!)

 

(Search low back pain, back pain, exercise or back injury prevention on this Blog and mine any one of the hundreds of Posts on the subject.)

 

I will be Posting a benefit every day – well, most days – 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.

You can be healthier: this is list of ways exercise affects the body; think of them as motivational if you like.

May 30, 2016

When I Read This Blog Post From Seth Godin I Thought of Back Pain

 

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Problems

Avoiding a problem with foresight and good design is a cheap, highly leveraged way to do your work.

Extinguishing a problem before it gets expensive and difficult is almost as good, and far better than paying a premium when there’s an emergency.

Fretting about an impending problem, worrying about it, imagining the implications of it… all of this is worthless.

The magic of slack (a little extra time in the chain, a few extra dollars in the bank) is that it gives you the resources to stop and avoid a problem or fix it when it’s small. The over-optimized organization misunderstands the value of slack, so it always waits until something is a screaming emergency, because it doesn’t think it has a moment to spare. Expensive.

Action is almost always cheaper now than it is later.

[Actually, I thought of Back Pain Prevention.]

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