Wellness

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Most people understand that preventing disease makes a lot more sense than trying to recover from a chronic disease process.  We hear a lot about prevention but most of us feel overwhelmed and are doing very little to protect our health.  It’s true there are a lot of voices sometimes telling as contradictory things to do to maintain our health.

Which one do you follow? Unfortunately a large percentage of the population feels frustrated and end up doing very little to nothing.  At Keefe Clinic we attempt to stay balanced and offer direction that is attainable.  Eating properly, most people realize that’s important yet are unsure what that fully means.  We all know exercise is important but sometimes finding the time can be difficult.  Rest and relaxation or stress management is something we all understand is important to reduce the potential of health problems.  Positive mental and spiritual attitudes we’ve heard is important.  A healthy nervous system is one most of us are totally in the dark about.  These five components are what we call the five laws of health.  We have a pamphlet on each one of these components if you’re interested in further study.

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A Healthy Nervous System

What does it mean to have a healthy nervous system?  Did you know your nervous system controls and coordinates everything in your body?  Did you know your stomach could not digest food properly if the nervous system was not regulating and controlling it?  Did you know that your heart would beat erratically  if the nervous system was not controlling and coordinates it.  Did you know without your nervous system’s proper function you couldn’t even sleep, breathe, move are have a normal existence?

We don’t hear much about the importance of the nervous system, frankly because there’s no pharmaceutical drug to make the nervous system function properly in each of these areas.

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 Your ability to be aware of yourself and your environment, to be able to think or reason is dependent on a properly functioning nervous system.  Even to have a healthy sense of well-being depends on a cascade of chemical reactions that take place within a healthy nervous system.  In a sense, physically, you are your nervous system.  I don’t mean that you’re just physical; I mean that your ability to be self-aware is a function of your central nervous system.  So doesn’t it make sense that if you take care of your nervous system, then you take care of your health?  And did you know that the most common stress to your nervous system is misalignments of your neck and back?

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Initial care for these misalignments is an intensive program of adjustments to obtain maximum balance to the spine.  But due to the limitations of matter and malformations due to genetic weaknesses, a perfect spine is not possible.  So after a corrective program we recommend some type of ongoing care.  Though each patient is responsible for determining how they’re going to take care of their health we have recommendations that we encourage patients to consider.  One of those is our once a week wellness program.

Why once a week? 

After a corrective program the problems that are corrected tend to stay corrected unless you hurt that section again. The problems that are left in the spine are usually related to subtle malformations that don’t allow certain joints to completely lock in place.   These joints are particularly sensitive to the normal stresses and strains that we put our bodies through on a 24-hour basis.  Coughing, sneezing, sitting postures or poor sleeping postures are just a few of the stresses that our bodies deal with everyday.  Add to that a lack of regular exercise, faulty diets and the effects on nerves and muscles of stress.  These factors can cause the loss of alignment and a buildup of stress (without pain)  on the nerves that are responsible for controlling our bodies.  The more often that you line up your spine the less stress that will be on your nervous system.  The more that your nervous system is free of stress the higher energy level that you’ll experience.  Your resistance will be higher, in fact it has been shown that chiropractic patients who get regular chiropractic care have an immune system that functions 200% more effectively than the average person’s on the street.

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN POSTURE AND HEALTH Roger Sperry,Ph.D. (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1981) discovered that 90% of the brain’s activity is used to balance your body within the gravitational field of earth. If your body is mechanically distorted, it will affect the other 10% of the brain’s activity, which controls all the other body functions such as breathing, digestion and cognition. If the body framework (bone structure and spine) is misaligned it can impede or block the electrical and chemical transmissions of the nervous system, which controls all of your body’s functions. This interference to the nervous system can cause or contribute to all kinds of symptoms and illnesses (in other words, the feeling that “I am hurting or I am sick”). Published research studies indicate that when body balance is restored, the body enters a healing cycle that alleviates pain and symptoms, elevates the immune system, increases blood and oxygen circulation, normalizes nervous system communication and creates more optimum body performance (“I feel good again”).

A recent study indicated patients who receive regular chiropractic care have a higher sense of well-being and a greater ability to cope with stress.  Your body will be more relaxed and thus sleep better.  Better sleep will lead to a sharper mind and higher energy levels.  Pretty soon you have an increasing domino effect toward better and better health.

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CHIROPRACTIC CARE AND DNA REPAIR.  Patient satisfaction has always driven chiropractic acceptance. Several surveys covering thousands of chiropractic participants have shown quantitative benefits to periodic long term care. They include reduced use of health care services (including hospitalizations and prescription drugs) and better sense of well-being even for seniors over 75 years of age. Geneticists in the area of ecogenetics have periodically looked at chiropractic since the late 1970s as a potential source of reducing what was called mutagen sensitivity back then. Thiol is one of the chemicals your body makes to repair damage to your DNA. A study of regular chiropractic patients in 2005 showed an increase in this DNA repair chemical compared to the general public. DNA damage leads to disease even cancer and early death.  This is one of the reasons we recommend wellness care. Chiropractic helps keep your DNA healthy. But hang on: in the long-term chiropractic treatment group, the average level was 146. It was significantly higher than the control group’s average of 124.  And the ill group of 90. DRUGS CAN’T DO THAT.

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I believe in wellness care and have followed once a week adjustments for over 40 years.  I can tell you from personal experience it makes a huge difference.  That’s why we offer a 50% discount to encourage patients to choose the highest level of health.  You can decide to come in less often.  Or you can decide to wait until your body hurts or have some other symptom before you seek care.  The choice is yours.  We hope you pick wellness.  And quite frankly so does your body.

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The choice is yours. 

Your health is your responsibility.  Good choices or bad choices, you have to pay the Piper.

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WE GET OLDER

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As we get older we can start noticing our bodies more than when we were younger. A lot of times these symptoms are completely reversible. The reason people have more health challenges as they get older is simply due to the fact that time is the friend of disease. Let me explain, if you have a nutritional deficiency or a misaligned vertebrae in your back those are the seeds of disease. Just like in a garden seeds take time to grow. Disease takes time to grow some times 10,15, 20 years etc.

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Disease does not have to be a normal part of aging. Yes we might slow down a little bit, maybe we can’t run as fast as we used to and maybe your reflexes aren’t as fast because we all age. But that doesn’t mean that we have to develop diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer etc. chiropractic offers a proactive approach to staying well. When you maintain a better spinal alignment you have less stress on your nervous system. Your nervous system controls and coordinates every other organ in your body. If your body can regulate your digestive system better or your hormonal system better then you will stay in better health. If your diet is supplying you with the building blocks that your body needs to maintain proper chemistry and healthy tissue cells then you’re going to stay in a higher level of health.

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The facts are these simple principles can have a profound effect on your level of health, your attitude toward life and your ability to stay active and healthy into old age. Most health approaches are designed to wait until you get sick and then focus on suppressing the symptoms of the illness i.e. high blood pressure pills for hypertension etc. I think most of us realize that drugs don’t heal in most cases they just manage the disease as we get sicker. Natural health care works with the very foundation of health.

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 If you want to stay healthy and active then you must take care of your body. Eating right for your genetic makeup, making sure you’re taking extra supplements that match your nutritional needs, and keeping your nervous system free of pressure are the most dynamic thing you can do for your health. It beats any annual exam, MRI, blood work or any other test to find disease. I’m not saying testing is not important I’m saying being proactive is the most important. You don’t have to spend the last 5, 10+ years in a rest home hooked up to machines and taking 20+ drugs. You can stay active and vital up to the end. Call today for an evaluation. Get and stay on the road to better health. Health is the best health insurance on the market.

HEALTHY TEETH

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Dr. Price (a Harvard Professor) was one of the greatest pioneers in this field of tooth cures. His amazing discoveries based on ancient wisdom from indigenous cultures across the planet-Fiji to the Swiss Alps-showed how to restore dental health without surgery or chemicals. This he did by going to many different indigenous groups the world over who showed remarkable quality of teeth. There were (at least in the early 1900s) people every-where to be found with perfect or near-perfect teeth. Instead of 50 to 95 percent tooth decay like people in modern society, certain peoples exhibited 5 to 0 percent tooth decay! What were these people doing differently and could their habits or results be emulated? This is what Dr. Price set out to find out.

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  Time and time again, Dr. Price documented the tragic plight of indigenous people coming into contact with industrialization. For extended periods of time, many of these groups enjoyed a life without significant tooth decay. But with the arrival of industry and commerce, and with them-modern foods-their teeth began to degenerate. Weston Price was widely respected in his time, and frequently published in many dental journals, including several articles in the Journal of the American Dental Association.

Fluoride     

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                Fluoride is the smallest negative particle and destroys enzyme molecules at very low concentrations. Fluoride actually destroy 83 of the enzymes in the body. The mechanism and process by which it destroys these enzymes has been proven by X-ray studies. Fluoride breaks up the hydrogen bonds that keep your mouth and teeth intact. It is extremely poisonous unleashing positive hydrogen bonds in enzymes and proteins. Fluoride also detaches the gum tissues forming 1-to-8 mm deep pockets. Fluoride is a nerve poison that causes cavities.

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    According to Dr. Judd, (a Ph.D., Chemist and professor of Chemistry for over 33 years, and a Researcher in the industry), “To avoid fluoride is to prevent more than 114 ailments … These 114 medical side effects extend all the way from cancers down to headaches caused by 1 ppm fluoride in the water. Thirteen of these side effects are proven by a double blind study on 60 patients by 12 physicians, 1 pharmacist and 1 attorney.”

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                Using nutrition, Dr. Weston A. Price reduced the rate of tooth decay 250 times in 17 individuals who had severe tooth decay. In this group, approximately half of all teeth had been affected by decay prior to Price’s nutritional program. After the program, only two new cavities formed within a 3-year time period putting the rate of reoccurrence at 0.4 percent.’

SILICA

                Calcium, of course, is important for your bone growth and formation but even more important is the mineral called silica (silicon dioxide). You don’t have enough of this mineral in your diet and you can take a ton of calcium and brush your teeth five times a day and still lose your teeth, just like your hair in the shower, as you get older without it.

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hydrogen-peroxide, Dr Keefe,  Natural Health care, pain, Tulsa chiropractor,Besides nutrition here are some other recommendations: soak your tooth brush in hydrogen peroxide, you can also use hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash. Hydrogen peroxide is a natural, safe antibiotic. Use salt and baking soda on your toothpaste. Find a fluoride free toothpaste to use, below are some options. Be sure to brush your gums. If you have a tooth infection besides using hydrogen peroxide, chewing on the clove of garlic (a natural antibiotic) can work quite well.

Teeth cleaning

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Teeth cleaning options for optimum cleaning instead of regular tooth paste would be toothsoap (www. toothsoap.com). Otherwise you can always make your own with all or some of these ingredients:

1.            Unprocessed raw coconut oil (also swishing this for a minute a day will help clean and pull out junk from the teeth)

2.            Tea tree oil

3.          Baking soda 1/10 part

4.         Extra virgin olive Oil (2 part)

5.        Spearmint or peppermint oil (1/10 part)

6.        Unprocessed sea salt or Himalayan salt (1/50 part)

7.       Eucalyptus oil (1/10 part)

8.      Food-grade hydrogen peroxide (1/10 part)

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BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THE FOODS you consume can affect your smile as much as brushing or flossing. Every time you eat sugary or starchy foods, the bacteria in plaque get another chance to form decay-causing acid. And bad breath can make you want to hide even the most pristine teeth.

But choosing the following foods that naturally fight bacteria, remove plaque, strengthen enamel, and freshen breath is a good way to preserve your pearly whites.

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1. Celery
Celery protects your teeth in two ways, says Lana Rozenberg, D.D.S., a holistic dentist and founder of Rozenberg Dental Day Spa in New York City. The extra chewing it requires produces plenty of saliva, which neutralizes the bacteria Streptococcus mutans that causes cavities. Additionally, chomping on naturally abrasive foods massages gums and cleans between teeth. Try This: Snack on a handful of raw celery or carrots once a day.

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2. Cheese
Studies from the last decade show that cheese, with its low carbohydrate and high calcium and phosphate content, provides several benefits for your teeth. It helps balance your mouth’s pH (an acidic pH encourages the growth of cavity-causing bacteria). Cheese also preserves and rebuilds tooth enamel and produces saliva, which kills the bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease. Try This: Enjoy a 1-inch cube (about 1/2 ounce) of cheese after dinner instead of a sweet dessert.

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3. Green Tea
Green tea (Camellia sinensis) contains substances called catechins that kill the bacteria in your mouth that turn sugar into plaque (a sticky mass of bacteria, sugars, proteins, and fats that produces cavity-causing acid when it comes in contact with sugary or starchy foods). Catechins also wipe out the bacteria that cause bad breath. Try This: Drink 2 to 5 cups of green tea (regular or decaffeinated) a day, says Mindy Green, director of research at the Herb Research Foundation in Boulder, Colo. Consider making a thermos of green tea to drink at work. The night before, steep 3 to 4 green tea bags in 4 cups of boiling-hot water in a covered thermos for three to five minutes. Remove the bags. Serve the tea the next day over ice or after reheating it.

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4. Kiwi Fruit
For their size, kiwis pack more vitamin C than any other fruit. In fact, one large kiwi supplies more than 100 percent of your recommended daily amount. If you don’t get enough vitamin C, research shows that the collagen network in your gums can break down, making your gums tender and more susceptible to the bacteria that cause periodontal disease. Try This: Instead of topping your morning oatmeal with brown sugar, use a sliced kiwi.

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5. Onions
Onions contain powerful antibacterial sulfur compounds. In a 1997 test tube study, onions killed various types of bacteria, including S. mutans. Research indicates that they are most powerful when eaten freshly peeled and raw. Of course, raw onions can do a number on your breath, so be sure to have some fresh parsley on hand (see below). Try This: Add a few onion slices to salads and sandwiches each day.

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6. Parsley
Chewing parsley or mint leaves after a pungent meal will help you maintain sweet-smelling breath. These herbs contain monoterpenes, volatile substances that travel quickly from your bloodstream to your lungs, where their odor is released via your breath. Try This: Top zesty dishes with a few tablespoons of minced fresh parsley or garnish dessert with a few sprigs of fresh mint.
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7. Sesame Seeds
According to fossils, our Paleolithic ancestors had great teeth. Anthropologists suggest that this is partly due to the cleansing action of primitive foods like seeds, which slough off plaque and help build tooth enamel. Sesame seeds, for example, are also high in calcium, which helps preserve the bone around your teeth and gums. Try This: Sprinkle a tablespoon of sesame seeds on salads and steamed vegetables a few times a week for a gentle teeth cleaning and 87 mg of calcium.

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8. Shiitake Mushrooms
A 2000 study in Caries Research showed that lentinan, a sugar found in shiitake mushrooms, prevents mouth bacteria from creating plaque. Try This: A few times a week, add four to five sliced shiitakes to soups or stir-fries. Buy fresh shiitakes or dried ones, which can be reconstituted by soaking them in hot water for about 25 minutes before use.

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9. Wasabi
Otherwise known as Japanese horse-radish, this condiment not only provides zing to sushi, it also protects your teeth. A 2000 study in Biofactors revealed that the substances that make wasabi taste hot, called isothiocyanates, also inhibit the growth of cavity-causing bacteria. Try This: Eating wasabi a few times a week will protect you from cavities. For a smile-saving salad dressing, combine 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon wasabi paste, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil.

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10. Water

Drinking water keeps your gums hydrated and is the best way to stimulate saliva–your body’s greatest defense against the bacteria that cause plaque and cavities. Rinsing your mouth with water also helps wash away trapped food particles that decompose in the mouth and cause bad breath. Try This: Aim to drink six 8-ounce glasses of purified water throughout each day to keep your gums (and whole body) hydrated and to stimulate saliva. If you can’t brush your teeth after eating, be sure to rinse your mouth with water.

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Oct. 28, 2013

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

(918) 663-1111

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DIET: AMERICAN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM COULD SAVE BILLIONS EACH YEAR THROUGH APPROPRIATE USE OF DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS A report, titled: “Smart Prevention—Health Care Cost Savings Resulting from the Targeted Use of Dietary Supplements” was produced through a grant from the Council for Responsible Nutrition Foundation. As reported by Drug Store News:“[The report] examined four different chronic diseases and the potential for healthcare cost savings when US adults 55 years and older, diagnosed with these chronic diseases, used one of eight different dietary supplement regimens. It demonstrated that supplementation at preventive intake levels in high-risk populations can reduce the number of disease-associated medical events, representing the potential for hundreds of millions — and in some cases, billions — of dollars in savings.” Steve Mister, president of the Council for Responsible Nutrition Foundation told Drug Store News:“Chronic disease takes a huge toll on people’s quality of life, and the healthcare system spends a tremendous amount of money treating chronic disease, but has failed to focus on ways to reduce those costs through prevention. We already knew that the dietary supplements identified in the report can play a role in reducing the risk of certain chronic diseases; we felt compelled to find out if they could also contribute to healthcare cost savings by reducing the medical events associated with those conditions. This new report says emphatically that they do.”

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WELLNESS: DO ANTIDEPRESSANTS INHIBIT ROMANCE? A study published in the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology revealed that participants taking antidepressants reported an 80% decrease in the ability to cry, get angry, worry or care about another person’s feelings. Rutgers University anthropologist Helen Fisher and psychiatrist James Thomson conducted a study that showed how women taking antidepressants judged extremely attractive men as not that attractive. Any feelings of passion and romance had been dulled—the side effects of antidepressants! Having conducted numerous studies on the brain’s link to love Fisher concludes that antidepressants “can jeopardize your feelings. You are tampering with the mechanisms that can help sustain feelings of romantic love and deep feelings of attachment.”

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CHIROPRACTIC: HOW AUTOPSIES PROVED THE MIRACLES OF CHIROPRACTIC

Back in 1921, a medical doctor, Henry Winsor, set about to understand if, in fact, there was a correlation between certain areas of the spine having misalignments (the official term is subluxations) and malfunction of organs. The University of Pennsylvania gave Dr. Winsor permission to carry out his experiments. In a series of three studies he dissected a total of seventy-five human and twenty-two cat cadavers. The following are Dr. Winsor’s results:“221 structures other than the spine were found diseased. Of these, 212 were observed to belong to the same sympathetic (nerve) segments as the vertebrae in curvature. In other words, there was nearly a 100% correlation between minor curvatures of the spine and diseases of the internal organs.”

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Methylation: A Pathway toward Better Health

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Methylation acts as an on/off switch that allows the body to learn how to respond to environmental change.  It represents the only cellular pathway that effects both adaptability and structural integrity of the body.  Like the simple water molecule, methyl groups are necessary for life.  This pathway is directly related to most major chronic conditions:

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Heart disease, Stroke, Cancer, Diabetes, MS ,ALS, Parkinson’s disease,  Huntington’s disease ,  CFS/FM, Mitochondrial disease,SLE, neural tube defects, Miscarriages, Down’s syndrome,  Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia,  Repair of tissue damage,Proper immune function,  The aging process, and  Autism.

methylation [meth??-la´shun] the addition of methyl groups.

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The issue of a person being an under or over methylator can be confusing. It may not be one of the all time critically defining issues, but it may help in the general sense. Several common supplements often recommended for those with autism spectrum conditions are involved in this process (this is just one of the processes these supplements may help with).

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“Methylation” is not just one specific reaction. There are hundreds of “methylation” reactions in the body. Methylation is simply the adding or removal of the methyl group to a compound or other element.

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So why do we care about methylation at all? In general, when some compounds receive a methyl group, this “starts” a reaction (such as turning a gene on or activating an enzyme). When the methyl group is “lost” or removed, the reaction stops (or a gene is turned off or the enzyme is deactivated). Some of the more relevant methylation reactions would be:

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1. getting methyl groups “turns on” detox reactions that detox the body of chemicals, including phenols. So if you are phenol sensitive, and you increase your methylation, then theoretically your body can process more phenols and you can eat fruits without enzymes!

  2. getting methyl groups “turns on” serotonin, and thus melatonin, production. Therefore, if you are a under-methylator, you can increase your methylation and have higher more appropriate levels of serotonin and melatonin. This means you may not have to take SSRIs, or may have improved sleep.

 3. if you are an over-methylator you can take certain supplements to decrease methylation and perhaps turn off reactions that need to be off. This may decrease aggression or hyperness, for example.

This is the general idea. To what extent this actually works in real life for any individual is back to “every one is different.” But this is one thing that the Pfeiffer Treatment Center really looks at. I hope this explanation helps.

Something to note is that everyone is not EITHER an over OR under methylator. There are more groups than that, and you may be just fine in regards to methylation. Even if the Pfeiffer statistic is exactly correct when they say 45% are under-methylators and 15% are over-methylators, that totals 60%, so almost half the people are neither.

HOW TO HELP

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As a solution, our unique topical delivery system, assures that our pharmaceutical grade Neuro-methylation Cream promotes and enhances the methylation processes needed to improve the production of glutathione, increase Vitamin D levels and allow maximum B12, B6 and vitamin delivery to the nervous and immune systems. This potent nutrient-rich cream can help maximize and aid in:

Mood Improvement & Stabilization   Mental Focus & Concentration                  Organization Skills   5 MTHR Mutation     Short Term Memory Loss             

Cerebral Folate Deficiency   Hormonal Regulation    Sleep Patterns   Immune Function

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Such nutrients as Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate (B6) and Vitamin B12 in a methylated form called methylcobalamin (Methyl B12) and hydroxycobalamin (Hydroxy B12) and natural Vitamin D assist the body neurologically and physically. The advantage of using a topical cream is that it is delivered immediately into the skin, bypassing any mal-absorption problems of the gastrointestinal tract, which can be a common occurrence when the body is toxic or has gastrointestinal issues. In addition to assisting in detoxification and neuro-immune support, this topical cream is designed to work with the body to assist with oxidative stress, auto-immune diseases and sensory overload.

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VEGA TESTING- a look at the body’s computer

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VEGA testing is a simple biofeedback procedure.  Your nervous system is a highly sophisticated information retrieval and intelligent response output organ.  Your nervous system is a bio computer more sophisticated any computer made by man.  Part of the nervous system retrieves and analyzes information the other part responds to that information.

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During the VEGA test your nervous system is exposed to several different substances that it either responds to or doesn’t.  Probably the easiest way to explain this is if someone has an allergy to ragweed.  In an allergy test with VEGA testing we would expose the body to the vibratory rates of ragweed.  Because the body recognizes this as an allergen we would monitor a response.

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This is an objective response that is repeatable.  We observe this response in the apparent change in arm or leg lengths.  The response of tapping the knee and observing the reflex extension of the lower leg is the exact same reflex we observe.  If you elicited the reflex at the knee with the leg straight you would observe a temporary shortening of that leg as the muscles contracted.  This biofeedback reflex mechanism is the basis we use for monitoring in VEGA testing.

HISTORY

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VEGA Testing is based on the phenomenon of “medicine testing” found by  Dr. Reinhardt Voll, M.D., a German  medical doctor, in his work with electrical acupuncture.  Dr. Helmut Schimmel, M.D., also of Germany, later  developed Dr. Voll’s work into a system of substance testing now known as VEGA  testing.

VEGA testing is based on the effect  of electrical resistance changes of the  skin on certain acupuncture points (low electrical resistance areas)  in  response to differing substances that are either beneficial or detrimental  to the body.

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Dr. George Goodheart, D.C., U.S.A.,  discovered in the 1950’s that the muscles of the body, in the presence of certain substances, would either  become weaker or stronger.  This finding is part of a diagnostic system called “Applied Kinesiology”. Based  on this phenomena, a simple arm or  leg check can monitor the body’s  response to any given substance.

Because this particular procedure is  more objective and can be performed  repetitively without fatiguing the body,  this is the system that we use.

VEGA TESTING’S SCOPE

VEGA testing is a multi-faceted diagnostic procedure.  It can be used to determine if a patient has an allergic tendency, and, if they do have allergies, what particular antigens they are allergic to. VEGA testing allows us to find the major organs that are under the most stress. It also helps to determine the level of stress of each organ or part of the body.  It can monitor the progress that a patient is making, without having to re-run expensive laboratory tests.

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The VEGA test method allows for nutritional evaluation to determine if there are serious mineral or vitamin deficiencies, as well as food overloads, e.g., over-consumption of salts or sugars, proteins, etc.  VEGA testing also gives some information about the emotional status of a patient.  We can determine if the nervous system is being stressed by some strong deep emotions, and what possible remedies might be effective in helping the emotional processing.

The VEGA test method allows for determining what nutritional products or remedies might be effective in the treatment of certain conditions.  VEGA test method also allows for the determination of what is called, “Causal Chain”, or the domino effect that is taking place in the body. Most of the time when one organ malfunctions, it affects another organ, which affects another, etc.  To find the original, or most stressed organ, can be very important in understanding a patient’s particular health problems.

VEGA test method is a quick, easy method of developing an acupuncture diagnosis as to which meridians or electrical circuits within the body are malfunctioning.

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When a patient is showing signs of an infection, VEGA testing allows for a quick evaluation to determine what is behind these acute symptoms – whether the source is a virus, bacteria, yeast overgrowth, food sensitivity, or an allergy response.

This method allows evaluation of the immune system, showing which organs in the immune system are under the most stress and need the most support.

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We can determine also if a patient is suffering from geopathic stress.  This condition is due to radiations that might be influencing our health because of underground streams or mineral deposits or gases from underground; these can affect our bodies in subtle ways.

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Through VEGA testing we can also tell if dental fillings are having an adverse effect on the body due to mercury leaching into the system.  It will indicate the presence of a toxic overload, and tell if that overload might be due simply to metabolic toxins, or if it is from heavy metals or insecticides that have entered through the environment’s food or water supply.

VEGA testing also can give us an idea of which areas of the body (which arteries, etc.) may be being affected by excessive cholesterol levels.

BIOLOGICAL SCORE (AGE)

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 In the Vega test system the concept of bio-score, based on evaluating the body’s response to 21 ampules for  toxic load of the body,  relates to the level of over-all stress or disease within the body.  If we gave each organ that was malfunctioning a numerical value, then added them all up, that is the idea behind the bio-score.

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By having a score like this when starting therapy we can evaluate our treatment program any time we would like.  As the body heals itself the score will reflect this by going down.  If the score becomes fixed then a change in the treatment program becomes necessary.  The bio-score is based on the body’s reaction to one or more diagnostic ampoules in a set of 21.  The more ampoules that the body reacts to, the more problems that  represents.    If you react to two ampoules, say number 10 and 21, then your score would be 21×2. If you reacted to 3, 10, 16, 21 then your score would be 21×4.  Knowing each number within your score is not important, just your top number and how  many, tell the story.  In those two examples, 21×2 would be better than 21×4.  The following tells what to expect with different readings:

TWO  SCORES: PROGNOSIS EXCELLENT MILD IMMUNE STRESS,2-6 MONTHS OF CARE.

THREE SCORES: CHRONIC IMMUNE STRESS,6-9 MONTHS OF CARE.

FOUR SCORES: IMMUNE  SYSTEM NOT COPING, ADRENAL STRESS, ALLERGIES, INFLAMMATIONS, CANDIDIASIS, FATIGUE, 9-18 MONTHS CARE..

FIVE SCORES:  IMMUNE AND ADRENAL STRESS VERY SEVERE, AUTO-IMMUNE LIKELY,1 1/2-2 1/2 yrs. 0F CARE.

SIX SCORES: PROGNOSIS POOR, SERIOUS DISEASE LIKELY, SLOW RECOVERY, 2 1/2 +yrs. OF CARE.

THE ABOVE WAS BASED ON A LARGE SAMPLE OF PATIENTS AROUND THE WORLD . YOUR RECOVERY MAY BE FASTER.

We invite you to contact our office to schedule VEGA testing 918-663-1111.

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SLEEP AND YOUR HEALTH

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                It’s a basic necessity of life, as important to our health and well-being as air, food and water. When we sleep well, we wake up feeling refreshed, alert and ready to face daily challenges. When we don’t, every part of our lives can suffer. Our jobs, relationships, productivity, health and safety (and that of those around us) are all put at risk. And lack of sleep due to sleep loss or sleep disorders is taking a serious toll.

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  The 2002 National Sleep Foundation (NSF) Sleep in America poll found that 74 percent of American adults are experiencing a sleeping problem a few nights a week or more, 39% get less than seven hours of sleep each weeknight, and more than one in three (37%) are so sleepy during the day that it interferes with daily activities. In the past century, we have reduced our average time in sleep. Though our society has changed, our brains and bodies have not. Sleep deprivation is affecting us all and we are paying the price.

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Getting enough sleep refers to the amount of sleep you need to not feel sleepy    the next day. If sleepiness interferes with or makes it difficult to do your daily activities, you probably need more sleep. Although sleep experts generally recommend an average of 7-9 hours per night, some people can get along with less while others need as much as ten hours to feel alert the next day. Sleep requirements vary over the life cycle. Newborns and infants need a lot of sleep and have several periods of sleep throughout a 24-hour time period. Naps are important to them as well as to toddlers who may nap up to the age of 5. As children enter adolescence, their sleep patterns shift to a later sleep-wake cycle, but they still need around 9 hours of sleep. Throughout adulthood, even as we get older, we need 7-9 hours of sleep. Sleep patterns may change, but the need for sleep remains the same.

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 THE FIVE LEVELS OF SLEEP

As we begin to fall asleep, we enter REM, which is composed of Stages 1-4.

Stage 1 Light sleep; between being awake and entering sleep

Stage 2 Onset of sleep; becoming disengaged with the environment; breathing and heart rate are regular and body temperature goes down

Stage 3 & 4 Deepest and most restorative sleep; blood pressure drops; breathing slower; energy regained; and hormones are released for growth and development

REM: 25% of night

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TIPS FOR GOOD SLEEP

”              Avoid caffeine (coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate) and nicotine (cigarettes, tobacco products) close to bedtime.

”              Avoid alcohol as it can lead to disrupted sleep.

”              Exercise regularly, but complete your workout at least 3 hours before bedtime.

”              Establish a regular relaxing, not alerting, bedtime routine (e.g. taking a bath or relaxing in a hot tub).

”              Create a sleep-conducive environment that is dark, quiet and preferably cool and comfortable.

How’s Your Sleep?

CHECK IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING APPLY TO YOU:

”              Snore loudly

”              You or others have observed that you stop breathing or gasp for breath during sleep

”              Feel sleepy or doze off while watching TV, reading, driving or engaged in daily activities

”              Have difficulty sleeping 3 nights a week or more (e.g., trouble falling asleep, wake frequently during the night, wake too early and cannot get back to sleep or wake unrefreshed)

”              Feel unpleasant, tingling, creeping feelings or nervousness in your legs when trying to sleep

”              Interruptions to your sleep (e.g., nighttime heartburn, bad dreams, pain, discomfort, noise, sleep difficulties of family members, light or temperature)

”              If this is you talk to Dr. Keefe

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You can get a full 8 hours of sleep but if you went to bed at 2am and woke up at 10am, you will not be in tip top shape. Definitely not compared to if you slept at 10pm and woke up at 6am. It’s crucial to have not only the right amount of sleep, but to also sleep at the right time. The best time range to go to bed to help you wake up in great shape is between 9pm and midnight.

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   From 11pm to 3am, most of your blood circulation concentrates in your liver. Your liver gets larger when filled with more blood. This is an important time when your body undergoes detoxification process. Your liver neutralizes and breaks down body toxins accumulated throughout the day.   However if you don’t sleep at this time, your liver cannot carry out this detoxification process smoothly.

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                When your brain is sleep deprived it’s very hard to maintain focus and so conversations are a big challenge. It’s only normal to want to completely control the mechanism of conversations when you feel out of control in maintaining your thought process. Anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks of proper sleep will make conversations 1000 times easier. Your ability to construct thoughts and ideas and put those thoughts and ideas into productive words and phrases will just flow from a healthy brain that’s had enough sleep. The amount of stress in your personal life your family live your social life will just start to melt away.

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RE-TRACING OR REACTION

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If this your first experience with natural health care, re-tracing or reaction is something that you need to be aware of. During the healing process your body can go through healing crises that can produce different unpleasant symptoms. These might be headaches, nausea, sight fever, or flu-type symptoms, etc.

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These, although not extremely common, can be a part of the normal healing process, as your body does its House cleaning and mobilizes toxins to eliminate them from the body. These toxins can in turn cause symptoms as they exit your system.

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Also, as we begin re-aligning the segments of your spine, you may sometimes notice some muscle tension, muscle tightness, and some aches or pains that are new to you. This also can be a normal process, as the muscles, ligaments, and tendons start to change their positions, and to adapt to the corrective process.

These symptoms are ordinarily short-lived whether they are the symptoms of de-toxing (usually over in a few days) or the soreness and stiffness associated with the beginning of adjustments (usually eliminated by the second or third adjustment).

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Simply experiencing pain or soreness does not mean that the adjustment was delivered improperly; it only means that your muscles do not readily change their tight, taut contractions and allow your vertebrae to move back into their correct positions. Sometimes mineral therapy is necessary to completely correct the muscle tightness associated with the discomfort after the adjustment.

It is very important that if you do notice these reaction, or re-tracing symptoms, that you be sure to discuss them with Dr. Keefe. He may suggest a change in your nutritional or diet program, or even possibly a change in the adjusting procedures could be made, that would help alleviate some of these symptoms.

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However, some of these symptoms are just unavoidable. You have taken a number of years to get sick, organs have gradually become diseased and the process that is necessary to re-gain your health can sometimes be an up hill struggle. It is important that you follow all of Dr. Keefe’s recommendations, and that you work together with us. We hope you are prepared to go through whatever is necessary in order to obtain health.

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In our society we have been given the misinformation that we can have a quick approach to health. Most of the advertising that we hear on the radio or see on television or read in magazines will offer a fast fix for health care. These types of approaches only suppress or cover the symptoms. These quick relief methods are not employed in natural health care. Instead methods are designed to re-activate the body’s systems, and to strengthen and balance the body. These methods allow the body to return to health.

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If you haven’t had prior exposure to natural health care, your previous pattern may be that when you have had symptoms, you have gone in to your medical doctor and were given drugs, etc. to suppress all of your symptoms. Possibly you then felt just fine for a period of time. Then the disease process progressed to another level, and other symptoms appeared; the process has repeated as medication suppressed your next symptoms. Over a period of years, suppressing symptom after symptom, the process may then possibly get to a point where the drugs used to try to suppress~ symptoms will no longer work. Maybe that is why~ you are now trying another approach, here in our office, seeking a natural approach to real health.

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If you will follow the recommendations from Dr. Keefe, keep a positive attitude, watch your diet, exercise regularly, and keep each appointment, your chances for full recovery are great.

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Natural Law Series: Exercise

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Exercise is a word that might conjure up images of sweating, groaning and hard work. Exercise also brings to mind fitness, endurance and a well shaped body. The type of exercise that a person needs depends on the person’s goals. If you want to sculpture your body, then weight lifting might be your fastest form. If you want to keep in shape, then toning and stretching might be the best. When it comes to your health, then the type of exercise needed should relate to your metabolism. For instance, if you’re a thyroid type endurance is important, so maybe jogging, aerobic dancing or swimming would serve you best.

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If you’re a G- type then mind/body exercises that concentrate on upper body coordination are best, like kung fu or karate, ballet or jazz dancing. If you’re a P- type you need mind/body exercises that are not highly repetitive. P-types need complicated aerobic exercise: Tai chi or karate with a balanced nautilus program once a week. T-Types need endurance, or aerobic, activities increase your breathing and heart rate. Brisk walking or jogging, Dancing, Swimming, Biking. And A- types need to develop hand/eye coordination like tennis, ballet, racquetball and need to avoid rowing and weight lifting as they overstimulate their systems.

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There is no one exercise that fits everybody so finding one you enjoy is the key. Also finding ways to keep motivated are crucial, like having a friend that you exercise with. When it comes to exercise moderation is important. Some people become obsessed and downright addicted to over-exercise. Exercise can cause the release of some chemicals that can give a person a natural high. If you’re having chemical problems you can become addicted to exercise because of the way it makes you feel. If you find yourself exercising to the point of injury or you have multiple injuries in your history of exercise it could mean that you’re addicted.

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Exercise should not be an excuse for not correcting metabolic problems that you have. It is true exercise can help your metabolism but it won’t correct imbalances that are nutritionally related. If you find you are using exercise in that manner you need to go through a nutritional program to balance your metabolism. Also to use exercise to control neck or back pain could be a misuse of exercise. If you find that you have spinal pain if you don’t exercise than you have an unresolved structural problem that you’re only covering up by exercise. Even though the pain is gone the degenerative processes is still going forward. Over time you’ll develop a problem that exercise will no longer help. At that point you might have a problem that will be very difficult to correct. Proper Chiropractic care along with exercise can help you resolve the problem.

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Exercise needs to become part of your lifestyle or else you will not be able to stay with it. You need to find a way to integrate exercise within your schedule. The rewards of proper exercise will far outweigh the cost.

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POSTURE BLOCKS

 

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Bad posture doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a gradual process. Bad posture is a response to how you hold your body in various positions, such as sitting, slouching and standing. After a period of time, your posture muscles become weak and other muscles take over the work, making it comfortable to slouch.

Your body responds to your bad postural habits, and soon begins to adapt to these habitual poses until they begin to feel “normal “, making it comfortable to slouch and end up with all kinds of aches and pains – because your back muscles are overworked and overstretched.

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Typical problems relating to bad posture include back ache, headaches, muscle fatigue and strain. Even the position and function of major organs can be affected by bad posture.

The common manifestations of bad posture are swayback (a large curve in the back) and slouching, where everything moves forward and rolls in.

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Computer use is the cause of a significant number of injuries related to posture and positioning. High heeled shoes, boots, tight clothing and wide belts also shift our center of gravity and move us out of normal alignment.

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In order to remedy the problem of bad posture, postural exercises and stretching must be done. This is where the Posture Blocks therapeutic cushion comes into play. Posture Blocks lets gravity do all the work and replicates some of the recommended postural exercises. All you have to do is lay on the cushion! Allowing gravity to stretch the muscles is less harmful than forcing a stretch on an overworked, tight muscle. Sometimes people overstretch their muscles causing damage to the tissues.

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Posture Blocks starts stretching the chest area and relaxes the back muscles as soon as you lay on it, relieving the tension and stress in the upper body caused by poor posture.

For best results, integrate the Posture Blocks cushion into your lifestyle. Make it part of your daily routine. The benefits of the Posture Blocks cushion are so numerous it will literally change your quality of life!

How the Posture Blocks Posture Cushion Works

The special contours and foam density of the Posture Blocks cushion causes your body weight, along with the pull of Gravity to stretch muscles that need to be stretched and relax muscles that need to be relaxed. Imagine an exercise program that works by you doing nothing except lie on the cushion!

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This is what Posture Blocks can accomplish for you:

* Reduces Forward Head Posture;

    * Stretches the front upper body tissues;

    * Shortens the back tissues;

    * Stimulates the spinal postural muscles;

    * Increases circulation;

    * Opens up the chest region, increasing respiratory functions;

    * Alleviates upper AND lower back, shoulder and neck pain;

    * Relieves muscle tension;

    * Improves posture by aligning head, neck and upper body in correct position;

    * Reduces slouching, improving self confidence;

    * Relieves TMJ.

Can you think of any other product that can achieve so much?

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For best results, Posture Blocks should be used daily for 5 to 20 minutes. Once you are used to the cushion, you can extend the usage over time, but do not use it for longer than 20 minutes at a time. Remember, your Posture Blocks is a therapeutic cushion, NOT a pillow. DO NOT sleep on your Posture Blocks.

Testimonials

“All my life I have had ’rounded shoulders’ and not a very good standing position, since the first use of Posture Blocks my shoulders have pulled back and I have noticed the strain I felt in my neck and shoulders disappear. I am more upright and my chest size seems to have increased because it is pushed out now instead of being pulled under.

The first time I used Posture Blocks I also noticed an adjustment in my TMJ within moments of standing up.

Posture Blocks is extremely comfortable and I find it very easy to completely relax and drift off to sleep often. Wonderful product!!!

I now recommend it to my patients who are also noting changes in their posture – even from the first time of use!” — Ian J Holmes, Bowen Therapist, Bradford, England

“I have never seen any device work quicker with greater patient compliance, not even traction. Posture Blocks works. Period”.– Dr. Joseph Ventura, posture expert and author of the Posture Pro computerized posture analysis system.

“I just received the Posture Blocks today – and I absolutely love it. I knew what my neck has looked like since chiropractic school, and have been using all sorts of ideas trying to restore the curve to my neck. I had a lateral film taken a few months back, and to my dismay, my neck was still as straight as it was when I left school three years ago. Anyways, after using it for 20 minutes on my lunch hour today, I could notice a difference already — so I had my CA take a lateral film to see if anything changed. I couldn’t believe it For the first time in years, there was a curve! Obviously, I still have work to do, but I was amazed to see a physical change on x-ray after one use!”

— Dr. Lisa Olszewski, Chelsea, MI

“After so many years of physical abuse playing in the NBA, my body was really sore and tired. Then I discovered Posture Blocks. What a relief! For the first time in many years my upper body is relaxed and free of pain.”– Wallace Bryant , former NBA Center and Power Forward for the Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76er’s and Orlando Magic.

“It’s working great! My shoulder is no longer hurting and my shoes are wearing properly (the actual sole of the shoe and not the side of the sole). I’m not a chiropractor, just a person who found your web site while searching for answers to my problem which I had figured out was impingement of my right shoulder because of improper posture because of the FHP. I no longer walk with my face pointing downwards, and I now see more of the world 🙂 I do have to remind myself about my mental habit if I starting seeing my shoes again when walking.”

— Chris Osborn, Long Beach, CA

“I have been using Posture Blocks daily for about a month now in conjunction with physical therapy, and the results are amazing. My posture has improved remarkably, and my neck and shoulder aches are almost completely gone. This is probably one of the only products in the market that treats FHP problems with convenience, ease, and efficacy. I strongly recommend it.”

— L. Pichoo, Malaysia

“Using Posture Blocks for only two days and I can already see and feel an improvement in my posture. My round shoulders aren’t round anymore! Amazing!”– Carolyn Wilson BTAA, Retired Nurse & Bowen Therapist, Lancaster, England

“The Posture Blocks is a miraculously simple assistive device which could allow everyone to experience the naturalness of normal good posture. Thank you for making this product available and affordable to my patients.”

— Dr. Karen DeYoung, Alexandria, Virginia

“I ordered your product and had one of my patients try it and she really has benefited from it. In fact she began to have an increase in her pain when she didn’t use it and had to return to see me. She fortunately has been corrected and now back to using the product and is very satisfied.”– Judith Whatley P.T., Houston, TX

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Kefir

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Kefir (pronounced /ke’fier/ ke-FEER) (or alternatively kefi-rs, keefir, kephir, kewra, talai, mudu kekiya, milk kefir, búlgaros) is a fermented milk drink.

The composition of kefir depends greatly on the type of milk that was fermented, including the concentration of vitamin B12. During the fermentation, changes in composition of nutrients and other ingredients have also been shown to occur. Research has shown, however, that lactose maldigestors are able to tolerate kefir, providing the number of live bacteria present in this beverage consumed is high enough. It is believed that the bacteria in the kefir or yoghurt matrix are protected by the buffering effect of the yoghurt. It has also been shown that fermented milk products have a slower transit time than milk, which may further improve lactose digestion.

There are many benefits that may be gained from regularly drinking kefir

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We have compiled information, gathered from scientific papers and studies, on benefits that may be enjoyed from regularly drinking kefir.  Of course, we are all different, and it is worth noting that the effects of drinking kefir will vary from person to person.  Some people drink kefir for health benefits – and others just because they like it. Kefir is not medicine, it a natural food with healing potential.  If you have any concerns about drinking kefir, we recommend you check with your GP first.

Kefir is a 100% natural probiotic

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Everytime you drink a glass of kefir you are encouraging ‘good’ bacteria to flourish in your intestines.  The probiotics in Kefir are special, because they evolve naturally during the fermentation process and some of these types of probiotics are only found in traditional kefir.

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People with gastro-intestinal health conditions such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or Crohn’s who regularly drink kefir as part of their diet, can benefit from a reduction of typical symptoms and feel much better.  Noticable results include a normal bowel function – especially helpful to stop diarrhoea, reduce wind and painful bloating (often caused by bad bacteria in the gut).  Visit the section on probitoics for more information or see our testimonials page.

Increased vitamin and mineral intake

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Fermentation of milk with the living kefir grains enhances its nutritional value increasing amounts of B vitamins, and important fat soluable vitamins A, D, E and K and folic acid. Nourish Kefir is a good source of the valuable minerals calcium, phosphorus and magnesium – which are easily absorbed into the body. Noticeable results include an increase in energy, stronger nails, good skin and shiny, stronger hair.

Improved Digestion

Dr. Keefe, Keefe Clinic. Tulsa Chiropractor, pain, natural health care.Kefir is easy to digest because the proteins, fats and lactose in the milk are transformed into smaller molecules during fermentation, that the body can easily absorb and utilise.  Milk proteins in kefir are broken down into a more basic structure of amino acids.  Acidic milk speeds up the secretion of digestive juices and encourages the metabolism to work more efficiently, reducing the effects of indigestion and improving digestion of other foods when taken at the same time.  Fermentation gives a release of CO2 into the milk which is good for digestion.  You may notice a slight effervesence when you open a bottle – that’s the CO2 and is completely normal.

Digestibility of lactose in kefir

Dr. Keefe, Keefe Clinic. Tulsa Chiropractor, pain, natural health care.Lactose in the kefir milk is transformed during fermentation into smaller molecules: glucose and galactose.  Although there may still be some lactose present in the milk, it is reduced.

Cancer prevention and tumor reduction

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Results of laboratory tests on mice have shown that traditional kefir helped to prevent cancer of the colon, and reduce tumour growth where cancer is already present in the colon. Similar results were obtained regarding tests for tumour reduction in breast and liver cancers, as well as prevention of prostrate cancer.  Although there have not been any clinical trials in the UK or USA, we hope that this will eventually happen to prove the true extent of the healing power of traditional kefir, that it may benefit others.

Cholesterol reduction

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The cholesterol in milk fats is relatively low.  Kefir contains 12mg of cholesterol per 100 ml (in a drink with 3.5% fat content).  The microorganisms in kefir break down the fats in the milk, making them easier to digest.  Recent research suggests that certain probiotic lacto bacteria present in kefir may actually help to lower cholesterol; by attaching themselves to cholesterol cells and eliminating them from the body.

Antioxidant and Immune System

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Kefir contains antioxidants that protect cells from illness and ageing affects.  Scientists believe that these antioxidants are the link to the longevity of the people from the Caucasus, who first drank kefir, and among whom were many centenarians.

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THE SEARCH FOR HEALTH

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Do you suffer from chronic pain?  Do you know someone who has dealt with long-term symptoms?  If so, you know how frustrating it can be to search for health, to try every new drug or surgery available and find you are still left with the same problem…and sometimes with new ones that the drugs or surgery caused.  There can be periods of time when people just give up and feel  that there is no hope.  Many people decide they will just have to live with the pain.

At Keefe Clinic we see many patients who have reached this point and feel discourage about trying anything new.  Then a family member or friend tells them about chiropractic and encourages them to try one more time!  In the vast majority of these cases, these people do find help that had eluded them up to that point.  In many cases their problem wasn’t that hard to correct; it’s just that no doctor had yet tried to treat the cause of their problems.  This seems to be the most common cause of treatment failure that I see.

The Question

Many times grateful, satisfied patients ask me, “Why didn’t my other doctors tell me this, or do what you did to help me overcome this problem?”

I understand this question, because a long time ago I asked my own chiropractic physician the very same question after he helped me overcome a condition that my family medical doctor had been totally unable to treat.  Until that point I had been programmed not to ask questions of my medical doctor and just except the treatment that I received from him as the correct and only possible approach.

The Answer

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My chiropractor’s answered made me look at the health care system in the US with new eyes.  He explained that the type of doctors that I saw portrayed on TV were trained in the use of drugs to cover-up symptoms of disease and not how to help the body heal itself.  In fact, outside of crisis care (like heart transplants, or acute infections, broken bones, etc.)  They had a very limited scope that they could actually help.  He taught that, although giving drugs to cover-up symptoms might make someone feel temporarily better, this just sends the problem underground or deeper within the body to get worse.

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The fact is that in order to secure health within the body proper diet, exercise, rest, positive attitude and the pressure free nervous system have to be in place to support good health.  The average drug therapists in the US has had little or no training in these areas.  This is why Americans spend more on health care than any country in the world and have the least to show for it.  Women in the US are outlived by women and 25 other countries while US men are outlived by men and 36 other countries.  It is hard to understand why our healthcare system is capable of transplanting organs and yet is unable to help someone stop having daily headaches without continually drugging the symptoms away.

Natural Health Care

At Keefe Clinic we believe health is a natural process and is by nature a low-tech phenomena.  High-tech belongs in crisis care which is different than health care.  Health Care includes the supporting of the body’s natural processes to enhance proper function.  In natural health care we follow the principle: “first of all do no harm.”  The guiding concept is a respect for the body’s own intelligence built-in by our Creator.  When this life principle is expressed at 100% to each part of the body then the chance for 100% function will be the highest possible.  And 100% function would be health!

The Choice

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Most Americans don’t know they have a choice.  They are often uninformed about the natural healthcare option.  Chiropractic is the world’s largest natural healthcare system.  Chiropractic physicians utilize the most current knowledge available in safe natural methods to return the body back to normal function.  Symptom relief, under chiropractic care, is a product of returning the body back to healthy function.  Our motto at Keefe Clinic is, “a natural approach first, drugs second, surgery last.”

If you are looking for just a quick fix, then health, true health, will always elude you.  On the other hand, if you’re committed to finding health, you will be pleased with the tools you will find at Keefe Clinic that will help you reach that goal.  We care about you and your health.  We offer health care for the whole family.

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Got neck pain?

What A Pain In The Neck!

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Got neck pain? If so, you’re not alone since millions of Americans are in the same boat.

There are many causes, some serious, others not so serious. As you might suspect, neck pain can be related to employment, recreational activities, or other activities of daily living like finally cleaning out that garage.

Most of the time, it may be a result of more subtle reasons such as poor posture or stress.

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Neck pain can be brought on by sleeping in a bad position (falling asleep on the couch late at night watching TV), or looking up at the stars for a time, or when seated at your computer.

From a clinical perspective, most of the time you’ve either strained a muscle, or spinal joints are subluxated, or ligaments like the disc are injured.

If your spine is unhealthy, you may lose your normal neck curve and suffer from pain, nerve irritation and disc degeneration. Although many doctors tell their patients that this is due to age, disc degeneration can be found in young children while some older adults are relatively free of it. One of the most common causes of disc degeneration is years of uncorrected subluxations. Over time uncorrected subluxations degeneration causes arthritic changes in the vertebrae such as lipping or spurring (bony growths), disc thinning and deterioration. Studies show little or no correlation between the degree of pain felt in the neck and arthritic changes found on X-rays and MRI. Subluxation degeneration is considered a defense mechanism that tries to stabilize an off-balance spine.

First of all understand your head weighs about 10 pounds. Try carrying that much weight around all day in your arms and see how it feels by day’s end!

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When questioned, many patients simply don’t remember what brought on their neck pain. It just hurts. Most figure it will go away and won’t do anything differently until it becomes a “quality of life” issue.

In other words, one is now having difficulty playing golf, dancing with their spouse, going to work, or playing with their children. Then and only then is one ready to make changes, which include seeking help from a healthcare professional.

Throughout this ordeal, dads try to “tough it out” compared to moms who are on the phone calling the doctor for help almost immediately. And mom is usually responsible for getting dad to do something about it, too.

More and more kids are also experiencing neck pain due to time spent on the computer, long hours studying, or as a result of more aggressive work-out schedules related to school sports.

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Here are some simple tips since poor posture is a major contributor:

Standing:  Maintain natural curves of the spine; not too stiff or too relaxed. Tighten abdomen, tuck buttocks, hold head erect with ears positioned over shoulders.

Sitting: Sit back in chair, not on edge, feet on floor. Position rolled towel or pillow above belt line to get additional low back support.

Lying: Avoid sleeping on stomach. Lie on your side with knees bent. Use firm mattress. Use cervical pillow or position pillow so neck remains as straight (horizontal), as possible.

Chiropractic care is the most effective treatment on the planet for neck pain.

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Chiropractic spinal care corrects a severe form of spine and nerve stress known as the vertebral subluxation complex (“subluxation”). This restores proper movement to your spinal column, permitting greater energy, information and nutrients to flow over your nerves and tissues and throughout your body. When corrected, your entire spine begins to rebalance. That is why, for example, people with lower back problems, after receiving a neck adjustment from their chiropractor, find, to their surprise, that their low back pain not only starts feeling better (as well as many other problems) but they have more energy as well!

Just as a periodic dental checkup is necessary to keep your teeth healthy, so a chiropractic spinal checkup is necessary to ensure a nervous system that is free from spinal nerve stress permitting you to experience greater healing and well-being. No matter what disease or condition you have, you can benefit from a healthy spine.

For more information don’t hesitate to contact our office directly 918-663-1111.

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False Promises on Ovarian Cancer

Published: September 11, 2012

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New evidence that women are more likely to be harmed than helped by screening tests for ovarian cancer is disturbing. The tests do nothing to prevent healthy women from dying from the usually fatal disease. Yet they often lead doctors to perform needless surgeries that cause serious complications in many patients.

The judgment from the United States Preventive Services Task Force, issued on Monday, updates its longstanding verdict that healthy women with an average risk of ovarian cancer should not be screened for the disease. The task force, 16 federally appointed experts, makes recommendations on which screening tests work and which don’t. The American Cancer Society and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have also discouraged the use of screening tests for ovarian cancer in most women.

Such advice does not apply to women who have genetic mutations or a family history that puts them at high risk or to women who have suspicious symptoms, like persistent bloating and pelvic or abdominal pain, symptoms that are not unique to ovarian cancer.

      The task force relied heavily on a large study published last year of 78,000 women ages 55 to 74, half of whom were screened with ultrasounds and blood tests for a biological marker of ovarian cancer, and half of whom were not. After following them for 11 to 13 years, the death rate from ovarian cancer was the same in both groups. But nearly 10 percent of those screened, more than 3,200 women, had false-positive results and more than 1,000 of them had surgery, usually to remove one or both ovaries. Many of them had serious complications, such as surgical injuries to other organs, infections and blood clots.

         As Denise Grady pointed out in The Times on Tuesday, the problem with the tests is that the biological marker being measured (CA-125) can be elevated by conditions other than cancer and the ultrasounds can reveal benign cysts that cannot be distinguished from cancer without surgery to remove the ovary.

   Despite the expert advice against routine screening, a survey of 1,000 doctors published in February found that a third of them believed that screening was effective and many offered it to patients. Many patients request screening, believing that it can find the disease early enough to save lives. It is long past time for doctors and their patients to recognize that this assumption is wrong.

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The Anti-Ovarian Cancer Diet

By William W. Li, MD President, The Angiogenesis Foundation 

                Experts believe that one-third of all cancers can be prevented by what you eat. Here are four foods known to be protective against ovarian cancer. Endive Endive is a salad vegetable. Studies of more than 62,000 women in the Netherlands have found those who ate endive had a 75% reduction in the risk of ovarian cancer. Endive contains a naturally occurring cancer fighter called kaempferol (also found in spinach, kale and broccoli).

Researchers have discovered that when ovarian cancer cells are exposed to kaempferol, they die. Protective Prescription: Research shows you should eat a half-cup of endives, twice per week. Onion Eating: onions has been shown to reduce the risk of many types of cancer, including ovarian cancer. Red onions are about 60% more potent than yellow or white onions, in terms of the amounts of cancer fighters. Protective Prescription: To protect against ovarian cancer, you should eat a half-cup of onions – cooked or raw – every day.  Fish a series of studies from Northern Italy showed that eating fish reduced the risk of ovarian cancer by 30%. Omega-3 fatty acids in fish that are good for your heart and protect against stroke also protect against cancer.  Protective Prescription: Research suggests eating 6-oz servings of fish 2-3 times per week. Tomato: Tomatoes protect against ovarian cancer. A study of 13,000 women in California showed that eating a half-cup of tomatoes five or more times a week reduced the risk of ovarian cancer by more than 60%. What’s in tomato? Lycopene – and it’s anti-angiogenic, too.

Natural health care can help you

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Studies show more people are searching for natural solutions for their health. In 1993 the American Medical Association did a survey of health habits of Americans and found that more Americans visited doctors that practiced natural healthcare then doctors that practiced drug therapy and surgery.

There are many reasons for this shift in healthcare. Some people are concerned about the side effects that drugs have, (2000 deaths per week and over 1 million injuries per year), some people have a sense of body ecology and don’t want to put any artificial substances within their body. Some people have discovered drugs mainly cover-up symptoms and never get to the root of their problem, and are more concerned with maximizing their health than just making some symptoms disappear.

Dr Keefe, Keefe Clinic, Natural Health Care, Tulsa Chiropractor, Diet, Pain, I’m sure you have seen either a popular magazine or news program on TV on the benefits of different natural healthcare techniques. Chiropractic is the world’s largest natural healthcare profession and specializes in finding the root cause of health problems and helping restore patients to better health through natural methods.

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At Keefe clinic these are the principles that we specialize in. We promise you that we will not just cover-up your symptoms and allow the underlying condition time to get worse.

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Chiropractic care, homeopathic care, individualized diet, acupuncture, nutritional therapy, muscle therapy and exercise, whatever it takes to move your body from disease to health, dysfunction to realizing your genetic potentials. We will customize a program to fit your particular health needs, from low back pain and headaches to digestive problems and PMS. From ear infections in babies to arthritis or heart disease and the geriatric patient, we offer the latest and natural healthcare.

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  If you have a health problem or suffering from some painful condition I would like to invite you to come in for a complimentary consultation, or, if you have been looking for clinic that offers natural healthcare and want to get started rebuilding your health, please give Keefe clinic call at 918-663-1111. We offer classic diagnostic testing as well as unique state-of-the-art innovative testing techniques from the natural healthcare field to help understand the nature of your particular health issues and help customize a treatment program. We offer comprehensive natural family care. Come join the revolution. Learn how to take control of your health needs.

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Living Air

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INDOOR AIR POLLUTION

Air pollution contributes to lung disease, including respiratory tract infections, asthma, and lung cancer. Lung disease claims close to 335,000 lives in America every year and is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Over the last decade, the death rate for lung disease has risen faster than for almost any other major disease.

Poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development of chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. In addition, it can cause headaches, dry eyes, nasal congestion, nausea and fatigue. People who already have respiratory diseases are at greater risk.

Biological pollutants, including molds, bacteria, viruses, pollen, dust mites, and animal dander promote poor indoor air quality and may be a major cause of days lost from work and school. In office buildings, heating, cooling, and ventilation systems are frequent sources of biological substances that are inhaled, leading to breathing problems.

Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) also called “secondhand smoke,” a major indoor air pollutant, contains about 4,000 chemicals, including 200 known poisons, such as formaldehyde and carbon monoxide, as well as 43 carcinogens.

ETS causes an estimated 3,000 lung cancer deaths and 35,000 to 60,000 heart disease deaths in non-smokers, as well as 150,000 to 300,000 cases of lower respiratory tract infections in children under 18 months of age each year.

Formaldehyde is a common chemical, found primarily in adhesive or bonding agents for many materials found in households and offices, including carpets, upholstery, particle board, and plywood paneling. The release of formaldehyde into the air may cause health problems, such as coughing; eye, nose, and throat irritation; skin rashes, headaches, and dizziness.

Household cleaning agents, personal care products, pesticides, paints, hobby products, and solvents may be sources of hundreds of potentially harmful chemicals. Such components in many household and personal care products can cause dizziness, nausea, allergic reactions, eye/skin/respiratory tract irritation, and cancer.

Indoor air pollution is a disease of  modern architecture. Soaring energy costs, increased conservation efforts and new construction technologies have each contributed to why and how we seal outside air out and inside air in, with deadly precision. Most homes are 4 to 5 times more polluted  than the air outside, even in areas where factories are all around. Accord ing to      the EPA, indoor air pollution is considered one of America’s #1 environmental health concerns.

When it comes to the air that we breathe, we would be safer in the wilderness.

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There is a simple way to cleanse the air in your home.  Living air is as easy to operate as a toaster.  It was built by engineers, not artists, so it’s pretty plain to look at.  It was built to work, to cleanse the air in your home year after trouble-free year .  Living air uses technology as old as the earth itself to cleanse the air in your home naturally.  Every time the sun comes up, every time lightning strikes across the sky, it cleanses the air outside.  Living air duplicates that process, “harnesses it” so to speak and brings that cleansing action to your home.

Living air has been scientifically proven to eliminate odors, smoke and even secondhand tobacco smoke.  It literally knocks all the pollutants out of the air giving you and your family a safe environment or safe zone to live in.

Ask us about Living Air TODAY!

WHAT IS HOMEOPATHY ?

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THE GENTLE TREATMENT

Keefe Clinic incorporates a very old form of healing called HOMEOPATHY, Homeopathy is one of the oldest and gentlest forms of medicine known to mankind. From our customized allergy mix to our flower mix for emotional  processing, we offer a full line of homeopathy.

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To understand the philosophy of Homeopathy, there are some terms that you must know, such as:

IATROGENIC DISEASE– (eye-atra-genic) This means a disease that is caused by medical treatment, hospital stay, or drugs you are taking.

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ALLOPATHIC MEDICINE – This is medicine as we know it today: surgery, injections of drugs, utilization of drugs or combinations of drugs, vaccinations, and hospitalization.  Medical doctors are allopathic physicians.

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HOLISTIC OR ALTERNATE THERAPY – This is a belief in “natural” therapy, which means the UTILIZATION of nutrition, changes in life styles,  homeopathy, diet, vitamins, minerals, herbs, exercise, environmental detoxification, body detoxification, adjustment of the spine, reflex testing etc. Anything that you can do to help yourself achieve health would be considered alternate therapy.  Holistic doctors would be most Doctors of Chiropractic, some Osteopathic a few Medical Doctors, Naturopath, Homeopaths, any health care professional that is working to make you a healthy person by using natural means.

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WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR HEALTH? This is a common misconception in the world today.  Most people think that their doctor is responsible for their health.  This is NOT TRUE…YOU are the only person in the world that is responsible for your health.  You have active choices in life…  YOU can choose to lead a sensible healthy lifestyle, or you can choose a lifestyle that will lead you towards illness.

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We are not saying that allopathic doctors and hospitals are not necessary.  They are a must for crisis care…when you break a bone, or have an accident, or when you let a condition get out of hand.

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“Over one third of hospital patients studied develop iatrogenic illnesses as a result of medical treatment, according to testimony before a US. Senate Appropriations Committee panel. Almost 10 percent of the patients contacted seriously disabling, life-threatening iatrogenic illnesses.  Some fifty thousand Americans a year die from infections and diseases caught in hospitals.  As many patients are dying each year from hospitalizations as from automobile accidents.’ (pg 224, The Supermeds)

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Homeopathy is a form of treatment that gently nudges the body towards a healthy state.  It is 190 years old and was discovered by Samuel Hahnemann(l755-l843).

The Latin phrase ‘Similia similibus curantur’ (“Like shall be cured by like”) forms the cornerstone of Homeopathic doctrine.  According to Hahnemann, the proper remedy for an illness is that substance which in a HEATHY person would produce the same set of symptoms exhibited in the sick patient.  This Law of Similars was not original with Hahnemann.  The ideas had been advanced by philosophers and physicians from time to time for thousands of years, and Hahnemann acknowledges his debt to Hippocrates, in whose writings the principle of ‘like cures like” appears.  Hahnemann, however, was the first to build a consistent system of therapeutics based on this principle.  (page 6 THE COMPLETE BOOK OF HOMEOPATHY: Weiner  and Goss)

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Homeopathy uses infinitesimal or micro doses of natural materials, mineral, animal, etc. Homeopathy’s single purpose is to pay attention to the whole human being.  The simple remedy is to trigger the Vital Force (Chi) within the human body which begins the body’s own curative process.  This is a medical philosophy which is recognized and extensively used by physicians throughout the world.

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Homeopathy is alive and well in all parts of the world.  In Britain, members of the Royal Family have been cared for by homeopathic physicians since the reign of Queen Victoria. Prince Charles’ interest in Homeopathy and alternative health care is widely known. Homeopathy is taught, used in hospitals and physician’s offices in France, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, India, Mexico, Chili, Brazil and Argentine.

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Your doctor will instruct you on dosage, usually 10-15 drops three or four times a day.  REMEMBER, there are no side-effects, and you do not have to worry about over-dosage. To increase effect, take half as much twice as often. If symptoms sever take a few drops every few minutes.

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There are some things to keep in mind with your homeopathic remedies.  They should be stored away from electrical or energy producing machines.  This means to keep your remedies away from the television set, computer, iridescent light fixtures, and X-ray machines (including the x-.rays used in airports).

Call Dr. Keefe if you have any questions.

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Light and heat do not affect homeopathic products.  Just be sure to keep the products away from X-rays, magnets, TV sets (anything with an electromagnetic field).  Some homeopathic doctors contend that these products stay potent for many years.

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Talk with your doctor and let him lead you in the right direction.  There are no short cuts basically, you must adhere to the old adage, “nothing in excess-all things in moderation” Once you have been given a remedy remember to bring it at each appointment as we might need to change its contents from time to time.

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You can do much to improve your overall heath by changing your diet.

1. Cut down on all fats

                a. Too much peanut butter

                b. Yellow fat on meats

                c. Cold cuts

   d. Butter, margarine, and hydrogenate fats

   e. Rancid cooking oils and lards

   f. Tropical oils (especially coconut and/or

                   palm oil)

                g. Heavy cream

                h. Coffee creamers

                i. Whole milk

2.            Reduce salt intake

3. Don’t eat preserved meats, such as bacon, ham, cold cuts that contain many preservatives and nitrates.

4.            Use only fresh whole foods

5. Utilize whole grains and high fiber foods: oat bran, wheat, bran or rice bran (beans are very high in fiber)

6.            Eat an abundance of raw vegetables and fruit. (Use the whole fruit instead of concentrated juices all the time).  For example: The body was not designed to consume 6-10 apples at one time; when you drink a large glass of apple juice, you are getting that many apples.  This applies to all fruit juices.  So drink in moderation.

7. Do not consume alcohol, or consume in very limited quantities.

8. Limit your intake of sugar and white flour.

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On the 3rd to 4th day of taking homeopathic remedies, you may experience some detoxification.  You simply quit taking the remedy for one or two days and then start in again.  When your symptoms go away, ask if it is time to quit taking the product.

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Like Chiropractic, Homeopathy believes health comes from with in. Though drugs are needed at some time, drugs don’t heal. After the crisis is over seek the cure of your health problems with Chiropractic and Homeopathy.

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Help with High Blood Pressure AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH

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If you have high blood pressure you should do the following:

Lose weight if you’re overweight. 

Quit smoking if you smoke. 

Be more active, striving to exercise at least 30 minutes a day. 

Eat a healthy diet based on your body type and if you’r salt sensitive stop salt. 

Cut back on alcohol to no more than one drink a day for women and two a day for men.

Get your spine in proper alignment. (The “Journal of Human Hypertension” released a study indicating chiropractic neck adjustments lower blood pressure better than two medications given at the same time.)

For some people, this advice (and following through with it) is enough to get their blood pressure back to normal levels.

If the above recommendations don’t seem to correct the problem then there are additional things to consider.

Seeking emotional stability

If you are not handling stress properly we can help outline a program to resolve that.

Isometric exercises and breathing

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New studies show that by using isometric gripping exercises you can reduce your blood pressure considerably.  Also Controlled breathing, trying to maintain less than 10 breaths a minute can lower blood pressure.  I would recommend two websites: zona.com and lowermypressure.com.

Minerals like potassium and magnesium can be the cause for some people’s high blood pressure if your low in them.

Foods that are high in potassium:

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Apricots, avocado, bananas, cantaloupe, melons, kiwi, lima beans, milk, oranges and orange juice, potatoes, prunes, spin age, tomatoes, meat, fish, and poultry.

Foods high in magnesium:

Whole grain bread, dark green leafy vegetables, halibut, most kinds of nuts, especially almonds and cashews, soybeans, oatmeal, potatoes, peanut butter, black-eyed peas, and yogurt.

Other nutrients like garlic, Co-q-10, Hawthorne, L- arginine, fish oils, apple cider vinegar, cayenne pepper, ginseng and green or oolong tea have all been shown beneficial.

The salt myth

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Research shows that for the vast majority of people,natural salt (sea salts) consumption does not raise blood pressure.  The truth is avoiding salt can be dangerous to your health.

One study in the “Journal of Human Hypertension” (13:777-80, 1999) concluded that substituting table salt for potassium, magnesium, sodium salt…  9 out of 20 elderly hypertensive patients experienced an 11 point drop in their daytime systolic blood pressure.  It turns out that natural sea salt rich in natural potassium, magnesium and sodium helps to normalize healthy blood pressure levels.  un less your sodium sensitive, chances are your high blood pressure stems from a lack of the correct ratio of key minerals.  Salt is basically sodium chloride and sodium ions, the two major components of salt, are necessary for survival for all known living creatures, including humans.

Don’t be afraid of the sun

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Vitamin D is plentiful in sunlight, and it is necessary for a healthy immune system.  The UV rays from the sun have been found to boost mood, which may lower blood pressure.

Get a good nights sleep

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Not getting enough sleep can raise your blood pressure.  If you don’t feel like you’re sleeping as well as you should, and especially if your sleeping partner complains that you are snoring more than normal, you might want to get a snore guard from our office to improve your sleep.

Eat more chocolate

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A recent study published in the “Archives of Internal Medicine” found that eating or drinking cocoa lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of death in older men.  A substance known as flavan-3-ols found in dark chocolate has been shown to lower blood pressure and improve the function of cells lining the blood vessels.  Men who ate chocolate regularly over a 15 year study were found to have lower blood pressure than those who didn’t, even when weight, smoking, physical activity and other factors were taken into account.  Remember it’s dark chocolate, I recommend finding one that has cocoa content 80% or higher.  Don’t eat the whole bar just break off one layer per day.

Drink your water

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Dehydration can increase your blood pressure.

Water needs are based on body weight.  The formula is half the body weight considered in ounces.  For example a 100 pound person’s cleansing dose would be 50 ounces of fluids per day.  80% of that would be the minimum dose, for instance 80% of 50 ounces is 40 ounces.  For a hundred pound person they should drink between 40 to 50 ounces a day to keep hydrated otherwise they become dehydrated which can lead to several different health problems, high blood pressure is just one of them.

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PUT YOUR ANTIBIOTIC SOAP AWAY

NIXALL IS A NATURAL ANTIBIOTIC

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Anolyte Water (Nixall) is produced by electrolyzing salt water in the anode chamber of an electrolytic cell.

 Efficacy of Anolyte

Efficacy (the capacity to produce an effect) studies performed with “near neutral” anolyte have shown that anolyte is up to 100 times more efficient against bacteria than bleach and testing performed by the U.S. Marine Corps confirmed that anthrax spores were killed immediately upon contact with anolyte.

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Anolyte has been proven effective against a broad range of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, mycobacterium, viruses, yeasts, molds and spores. The method of killing unwanted microorganisms is accomplished through the physical destruction of the cell structure, bursting the cell’s membrane and disrupting the cell’s DNA. This type of lethal cell action does not allow the microorganisms to become “adaptive” to anolyte, forming resistant strains which can survive treatment. The same cannot be said for bleach and other traditional chemical biocides

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Antibiotic soaps  increase the risk

for antibiotic resistant organisms

called superbugs.

Nixall  is safe anolytic water

USES:

At 100 ppm (OCT) you can dilute 10 parts water and 1 part Nixall to use. At 200 ppm (Cleanser) dilute 50/50 then 10 to 1. Can be used without diluting. It’s perfect  for wound healing, minor cuts, burns, abrasions, irritation. Can be used for general disinfecting around the house and safe enough to spray in the eyes or down your throat with suspected bacterial infection. Can be used on all types of surfaces and actually helps oxygenate plants.

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On the basis of the antimicrobial activity and the lack of animal toxicity, it is predicted that stabilized HOCl has potential pharmaceutical applications in the control of soft tissue infection.   journal of  burns and wounds  v.6; 2007 

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Hypochlorous Acid Water – Kills Hospital Bacteria Artificial Organs 2004 Jun:28 (6):590-2 Vorobjeva NV, Vorobjeva LI, Khodjaev EY.

The study is designed to investigate bactericidal actions of electrolyzed oxidizing water on hospital infections. Ten (10) of the most common opportunistic pathogens are used for this study. Cultures are inoculated in 4.5 mL of electrolyzed oxidizing (EO) water or 4.5 mL of sterile deionized water (control), and incubated for 0, 0.5, and 5 min at room temperature. At the exposure time of 30 seconds the EO water completely inactivates all of the bacterial strains, with the exception of vegetative cells and spores of bacilli which need 5 min to be killed.

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Composition of Anolyte
Anolyte (Nixall) produced from 7 g/l sodium chloride solution contains 99.3% water, with the remaining 0.7% of the solution being sodium chloride salt.

Anolyte generated at a near neutral pH contains mostly hypochlorous acid (92%). Anolyte achieves its efficacy against unwanted microorganisms with as little .01% hypochlorous acid.

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Electro Activation could be one of
the most important discoveries in years

Dr. V Turovetsky Ph. D., University of Moscow, Department of Biophysics published a study 2002 on Cell Survivability and Intracellular Ph, in his report he gives an explanation of the properties of Anolyte. In his report he stated that the immune system, in particular Macrophage, which are white blood cells, showed increase activity after exposure to the Anolyte solution. This increased immune response was a result of the Anolyte solutions ability to change intracellular physiology, the changes included accelerated hydration, increased Ph, decreased cell membrane damage and an increase in intracellular oxidative redox potential ORP.

This is important to good health!

Here are the benefits of Activated water for the human body:

  • Improves digestion
  • Expels toxins
  • Reduces pulse rates
  • An anti-oxidant
  • Neutralizes free radicals
  • Enhances the immune system
  • Slows down the aging process
  • Decreases tiredness
  • Improves concentration and alertness
  • Helps relieve headaches
  • Increases stamina
  • Promotes growth of beneficial aerobic bacteria

Electro Activated cell water affects the basic core of cell biology. Clinically, is has been found that this water is capable of restoring function in the cells of the body. Activated water helps eliminate deeply held toxins such as heavy metals, drugs, chemicals, food toxins, medications and more. Users are reporting powerful health benefits from a very wide variety of health problems. They report increased energy, a greater sense of well being, overall detoxification, decreased cravings for junk food, more stable sleep patterns, improved hair, skin, nails and many other health complaints being alleviated. All water is not created equal. Activated water has the ability to penetrate every cell and tissue, hydrating the body in a way that isn’t experienced with any other type of water product.

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Effects of a low concentration hypochlorous Acid nasal irrigation solution on bacteria, fungi, and virus.

Kim HJ, Lee JG, Kang JW, Cho HJ, Kim HS, Byeon HK, Yoon JH.
Source: Department of Medicine Graduate School, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS:

Saline irrigation would be more effective for chronic sinusitis patients if it had bactericidal effects. Low concentrations of hypochlorous acid (active ingredant in anolyte water) may be used as a nasal irrigation solution.

First, we developed a 0.85% NaCl solution by adding NaCl to tap water (pH 7.0 and 8.4) and measuring the concentration of free chlorine and hypochlorous acid after giving the solution a short electrical impulse of 20 seconds. Then we investigated whether the derived hypochlorous acid had a toxic effect on human primary nasal epithelial cells, if and what effect it had on the expression of mucin genes, and, finally, if it had bactericidal, fungicidal, or virucidal effects.
STUDY DESIGN: In vitro biochemical experiment.

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METHODS:
We treated human primary nasal epithelial cells with 3.5 ppm of hypochlorous acid and then examined the cells for cytotoxicity. We also investigated the bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal effects by challenging the cells with the following microorganisms Aspergillus fumigatus, Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Rhizopus oryzae, Candida albicans, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Streptococcus pyogenes. To study the virucidal effects of HOCl, we used the human influenza A virus to challenge the cells.

RESULTS:
In the cytotoxicity assay and in the morphological examination, the cells did not show anytoxicity at 30 minute or 2 hours after treatment with HOCl. More than 99% of bactericidal or fungicidal activity was noted for all species, except for Candida albicans, in tap water at either pH 7.0 or 8.4. In addition, a 3.2-log10 reduction was achieved in cells challenged with the human influenza A virus.
CONCLUSIONS: A low concentration HOCl solution can be used as an effective nasal irrigation solution.

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Electrochemically-Activated Anolyte water has been extensively tested
Electrochemically-Activated water (Anolyte) has been tested in over 300 agriculture applications in Europe and Canada.

In 98% of all farms tested with Anolyte (through animal consumption and spraying) results have shown a reduction in death rates, a reduction in antibiotics and other medicine and a reduction in livestock stress levels.

Anolyte water is the best way to protect you and your animals’ health.

  • Improved feed conversion
  • Improved disease control
  • Reduced medical cost
  • Reduced mortality rate
  • Increased conception

Pathogens that ‘Anolyte’ Controls

  • Avian influenza
  • Escheria coli (e-coli)
  • Fusarium wilt
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Serratia marcencens
  • Staphylococcus epidermis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staphylococcus zooepidemicus
  • Pig cough, Micro plaza, APP, and other common ailments found in the high volume swine industry.
  • Other viruses too numerous to list

Applications –Anolyte is required any where clean water is a necessity!

  • Silage inoculation
  • Parlor cleaning
  • Parlor line cleaning
  • Barn disinfecting
  • Foot bath treatment
  • Water line de-scaling
  • Water purification
  • Natural chloride
  • Iron removal
  • Magnesium removal
  • Heavy metal removal
  • Water tank cleaning

Unsurpassed disinfection and sterilization results

  • Increases immune function
  • Increases resistance to infections
  • Residue free treatment of mastitis, diarrhoea, scours, & crypto
  • Better feedstuff utilisation due to better immune function reduced stress

Electrochemically-Activated Water ‘Anolyte’ positively affects the basic core of cell biology.

 

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Bad News About Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Many of us have been jaded by the constant onslaught of “the latest” medical news, much of which seems to contradict what we just heard or read about the week before.

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But on July 9, millions of us – patients and health care providers alike – paid rapt attention when the federal government’s National Institutes of Health released findings from a major clinical trial, warning of the risks associated with a widely used type of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that combines two female hormones, estrogen and progestin.

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It’s estimated that 6 million postmenopausal American women currently take Prempro or similar combined estrogen-progestin drugs to ease menopause symptoms and to improve their health and well-being.

Risks Outweigh Benefit,

Dr. Keefe, Keefe Clinic. Tulsa Chiropractor, pain, natural health care.Study Found

The study, called the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), found that the combined drugs caused increases in breast cancer, heart attacks, strokes and blood clots. Although the risk to an individual woman may be small, the number of cases occurring in the population at large can be great, researchers said. And those risks outweigh the drugs’ actual benefits – a small decrease in hip fractures and a decrease in cases of colorectal cancer. The study was released four years earlier than expected because of researchers’ concerns.

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The WHI study is the first-ever long-term randomized controlled clinical trial – considered the gold standard by medical researchers – of hormone replacement therapy. The WHI was established in 1991 by the government to address the most common causes of death, disability and impaired quality of life in postmenopausal women. The Medical College of Wisconsin is one of 40 WHI clinical sites nationwide where study participants are seen and monitored.

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The Women’s Health Initiative is a 15-year multimillion-dollar endeavor, and one of the largest US prevention studies of its kind. The study was designed to look at the effects not only of HRT, but also diet modification and vitamin and mineral supplements. Some 67,000 women from across the country, ranging in age from 50 to 79, are participating in the WHI clinical trials. In addition to those women, the study is also following the medical history and health habits of an additional 100,000 women to examine the relationship between lifestyle, health and risk factors with specific disease outcomes. Final results are due out in 2006.

imagesasdsadMore than 16,600 U.S. women are participating in the combined estrogen-progestin portion of the trial, among them 438 women who are in the Medical College of Wisconsin group. They were sent letters telling them to discontinue taking those drugs. The WHI is continuing to study the effects of ERT, or estrogen-alone drugs, used by women who have had a hysterectomy. WHI has not stopped that portion of the study.

Is there a safe alternative?

progesterone-cream-1For years women have found safe alternatives to synthetic hormone replacement therapy.  Because these approaches are not patented you don’t always hear about them.  When a pharmaceutical company can obtain sole rights to a drug they can charge what they want and can usually make millions if not billions of dollars before the patent runs out.  Companies that sell natural products are not able to do this and thus are under considerably more competition and have less resources to advertise.  That’s why most people not only know about drug therapy approaches but assume there are no other choices.

Dr. Keefe, Keefe Clinic. Tulsa Chiropractor, pain, natural health care.The good news is there are many safe and effective alternatives to hormone replacement therapy.  When considering a healthy hormone state one should consider normal lifestyle habits.        Diet, exercise, plenty of clean water, sunshine, and sleep are just a few of the important lifestyle habits to maintain a healthy chemistry.  Along with these lifestyle habits different nutritional products have been shown to be very effective.  Herbs like black cohosh have a very high success rate in controlling many of the symptoms of menopause like hot flashes.  Stronger bones, healthier heart, balanced emotions, healthier skin and a normal sexual response can be maintained by properly balancing hormones during this time of life.

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Different foods have been shown to be beneficial in this strategy.  Foods made from soybean or flax can help a woman maintain a better hormone balance.  At Keefe Clinic we have different options in utilizing these particular foods.

Murphy-Blood-Work-3-29-12Lab work, symptoms survey questionnaires and vega testing can be helpful in developing a nutritional approach to hormone balance.  We carry a line of creams and pellets that have natural estrogen and progesterone to help maintain a proper level.  The hormones in these products are derived from plants, yet the estrogen is the actual form of one of the estrogens naturally produced in the body.  These hormones have been used for over 20 years with no known side effects.

If you would like to be evaluated for hormone balance, be it for symptoms of menopause or premenstrual syndrome, don’t hesitate to ask.

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