Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

June 30, 2017

The “Mediterranean Diet” – When Details Are Important

Keep it simple: but be clear.

What is “The Mediterranean Diet?”

Does it matter how you define it?

I like this woman’s answer: it is specific (and it is a specific pattern).

She raises an important point that should not go without saying. Namely, that two out of the five Blue Zones are from countries that comprised the original researched sources of the “Mediterranean Diet”, Greece and Italy. There is a connection. Interestingly, the original research was specific as to time period: the diet of the folks (predominately poor) during the 1960’s in certain countries, bordering the Mediterranean.

Details matter until you get the context and understand the pattern, then they don’t matter so much.

If you fail to understand, you become gullible for all kinds of silliness that will be peddled in the name of health. This applies to all kinds of things, btw.

June 9, 2017

Teens and TV (in the bedroom)-> Obesity

http://neurosciencenews.com/obesity-tv-children-6836/

Think of it as a “risk factor”.

I was talking with a friend not too long ago about raising kids; his came out as near perfect and any parent could hope for. He took very little credit for it, in fact in one case he said that it was an honor even knowing that kid. Mostly, he said, it was about not messing it up.

His trick was to always use just one standard: what is in their best interest.

Not always easy, admittedly, but the consequences for indulging youthful excesses isn’t really that easy either. It is kind of like health: pay for health now, or pay for sickness later. Choose.

June 6, 2017

Hearing What Isn’t Said

 

Yesterday a new patient with a fairly typical bad low back story, told me that he wasn’t much for going to doctors. His current episode of back pain was just about over – the pain was worse when he made the appointment – and he is getting good physical therapy (they recommended he come here).

He had already told me about his lifestyle, which is good: diet conscious – with a full garden, fit, and active – a thoughtful guy. I suggested that there is another way to think of doctoring when it comes to chiropractic: more like exercise, something that he would never think of starting and then not continuing in the sense that he might not want to continue “going to doctors.”

It was an attempt on my part. Today my first phone message was him saying that he has had a change of heart, and cancelling his next appointment.

It occurs to me that he heard something that I did not say, namely that, like exercise, he would need to come in for chiropractic care often (like exercise). He missed the point, failed to stay in the conversation long enough to get clarification, and may end up missing out on the benefits of chiropractic care.

After that message my first patient arrived. A guy who started his care here 7 weeks ago and has no symptoms at all now – hasn’t for weeks. He has been shown and is compliant with doing the things that will help him hold his adjustments (keep the joints that I adjust moving properly). He was shown how to properly bend and lift (knee rule, neutral spine, and hip hinge) and how to get up and down off the ground safely (knee rule) – something that he needed. And he as been given the exercises he needs to work on spinal stabilization (core strength) if he wants to.

He now goes two weeks between visits, and soon will be going a month between visits. It is possible that someday he will go three months between visits, enjoying little to no symptoms, and fully confident that every day he is using his back properly and maintaining his health. He is using chiropractic like exercise: regularly, and for the right reasons.

 

June 1, 2017

Don’t Take My Word For It

Dr. David Katz:

A board-certified specialist in Preventive Medicine.

A clinical instructor at the Yale School of Medicine.

Published on Feb 5, 2014

Fetal Exposures: New Methods, New News

http://neurosciencenews.com/autism-teeth-metal-6813/

 

May 15, 2017

Join us for a Healthy Living Event

Would you like to reduce inflammation?

Reduce your cholesterol?

Improve your GENES?

Would you like more Energy, to feel good, and be pro-active with your health?

Come learn how to take control of your health

“Let Food Be Thy Medicine, and Medicine be thy food”     –Hypocrites

 

May 24th, 2017 – 6:00-6:30 pm come join us

 Everett Chiropractic Center – 8625 Evergreen Way Suite #210 Everett

Please RSVP to Dr. Dilday 425 348-5207

May 12, 2017

Everyday Chemicals May Affect Brain Development, Including Fetal IQ

It is too late for those of us reading this, but…http://neurosciencenews.com/household-chemicals-neurodevelopment-6647/

May 6, 2017

Naps: Part of the BlueZone (Longevity) Lifestyle

Here is a good review: http://www.healthspiritbody.com/nap-benefits/?news6xz

 

May 3, 2017

What We Know – What We Don’t Know: Wine and Brain Health

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Sometimes when science reveals a truth about nature – what we know – the bigger effect is to realize that this is a clue to how much we do not know: and we don’t know much!

Here, a Study connects a few dots regarding why the daily moderate red wine consumption of The Mediterranean (Greek) Diet bestows benefits to the brain (in terms of protecting against degenerative neurological diseases).

Like so many other truths about nature, it isn’t a story we might have guessed: it is better:-)

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 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.”

March 3, 2017

Biome on the Brian (Parkinson’s)

It’s been coming for a while; now it’s all the rage. Everyone will have something to say about. Experts will sprout like mushrooms. And everything that isn’t blamed on President Trump will be blamed on disrupting the biome.

Below is an example. And don’t get me wrong: the importance of the biome (new word maybe but it just refers to friendly bacteria in the body) is not news really, it is just getting to be the popular topic as more and more is learned about the details. But how to have a healthy biome and the kinds of things that mess it up – much of it anyway – has been known and spoken of by health advocates for a very long time.

Anyway, here is some news that you can use: http://neurosciencenews.com/microbiome-gut-parkinsons-6191/

Oh, and I forgot to mention, everyone will have something to sell: here, this Post, is the lead-in kind of talk (“microbiota-directed therapies”): http://neurosciencenews.com/microbiota-gut-brain-6183/

JP+ has offered added probiotics in its Capsule products since the beginning over 20 years ago, by the way.

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