HEMP HEARTS

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE BENEFITS

Those who use Hemp Hearts™ in quantity each morning to totally change their diets so that they no longer consume excess unnecessary nutrients, especially those who reduce their weight to levels not experienced since their teen years, can expect profound improvements in health and energy.

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For healthy digestive systems–everyone should avoid starches and processed foods as much as possible.

The human digestive system needs a lot of roughage—raw, long fiber foods with coarse skins and membranes — so that natural contractions will hold the food being processed together and move it en masse through our twenty foot long digestive systems. This process leaves the walls of the digestive system clean so that nutrients can be absorbed from the next material that passes. Cooked, ground, processed foods–especially starches–become pastes which remain plastered on the walls of our digestive systems thus preventing the absorption of nutrients from fresh material.  Those who eat Hemp Hearts in quantity with roughage early every morning will go to the bathroom after every meal; their stools will be yellow like those of a baby because they have not been retained long; they will experience perfect digestive health. Those who add starches to this diet will sometimes experience watery stools as liquefied starches are swept through the system by faster moving Hemp Hearts and roughage. If you are determined to eat cereal with your Hemp Hearts for breakfast, at least be certain that it is as unprocessed as possible and do not eat starch again that day or you may have watery stools.

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Every cell in the human body needs to be supplied every morning with sufficient protein, essential fats, vitamins, minerals and enzymes for tissue health: The protein, essential fat and enzyme requirements are easily satisfied by Hemp Hearts. The vitamin, mineral and enzyme requirements are easily satisfied by Hemp Hearts in conjunction with assorted vegetables. The long fiber food requirement is only satisfied effectively by raw vegetables, perhaps with the significant addition of raw fruit for those who are not diabetic. Those who avoid starches while supplying themselves every morning with all of the essential nutrients will have veins and arteries that expand and contract with each heartbeat keeping passages clean–resulting in low blood pressure, excellent circulation, improved body function and optimum mental capacity. They will not suffer from inflammatory conditions and will look much younger than their age. They will have abundant long lasting energy for good mental health and success.

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Those who eat at least 5, but perhaps as much as 8, Heaping tablespoons of Hemp Hearts early each morning with salads made with spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, radishes, celery, ripe avocado, beans in the pod, alfalfa sprouts and bean sprouts—further flavored with cayenne pepper, garlic, lemon, lime and perhaps some yogurt—always experience profound health and energy benefits. More adventurous salad makers sometimes incorporate cabbage lettuce, kale, chives, water cress, endive, black radish, red beet, dandelion, sorrel, radish sprouts, soaked beans and chia sprouts.

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   A breakfast of HEMP HEARTS™ is a concentrated and balanced source of all required proteins and essential fats.

Besides diabetics and others with conditions requiring that they eat more frequently, those who eat four to five tablespoons of HEMP HEARTS™ early each morning report that they are not yet hungry at lunchtime — often only slightly hungry at three or four o’clock in the afternoon

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  Expect reduced cravings for foods with stimulants, sugars, starches and saturated fats. Such foods in excess promote obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, strokes, diabetes, increased susceptibility to cancer and a whole spectrum of diet-related diseases. Satisfied by HEMP HEARTS™, your body will not make insatiable demands that result in unhealthy food choices.

Contains several times more Omega 3 essential fat than any fish.

                Contains more required amino acids (proteins) than milk, meat or eggs.

                A complete protein source–much more balanced & digestible than any Soy product.

                Contains about 47% oil, 86% of which is omega 3, 6 and 9.

                Contains all the essential and Omega fats required for human health.

                Provides more energy than energy bars–without their sugar and with less saturated fat.

                Suitable for those unable to eat gluten, sugar, milk, nuts & meat.

                Perfect for those troubled with constipation and for those avoiding carbohydrates.

                No THC and is Kosher! 

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LABORATORY ANALYSIS OF HEMP HEARTS

5tbs=100g

Calories                   567/100g

Protein              30.6/100g

Total Fat                 47.2g/100g

Saturated Fat       5.2g/100g

Palmitic 16:0         3.44g/100g

Arachidic 20:0  0.28g/100g

Stearic 18:0           1.46g/100g

Monounsaturated Fat   5.8g/100g

Oleic 18:1               5.8g/100g

Polyunsaturated Fat       36.2g/100g

Linoleic 18:2        (Omega-6 EFA)               27.56g/100g

Linolenic 18:3     (Omega-3 EFA) 8.68g/100g

Total Essential Fatty Acids            36.24g/100g

Carbohydrate    10.9g/l00g

Moisture             4.7g/100g

Cholesterol         O.Og/100g

Total Dietary Fiber           6.0g/100g

Sugars             1.99g/100g

Fructose              0.45g/100g

Glucose                0.30g/100g

Sucrose                1.24g/100g

Maltose               <0.lg/l00g

Lactose <0.lg/l00g

Vitamin A (B-Carotene) 4 IU/100g

Thiamine (Vitamin B1)  1.38mg/100g

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 0.33mg/100g

Vitamin B6                          0.12mg/100g

Vitamin C                             1.0mg/100g

Vitamin D                      2277.5 IU/100g

VitaminE(d)-A-Tocopherol)8.96 IU/100g

Sodium                     9.0mg/100g

Calcium                                 74.0mg/100g

Iron                                     4.7mg/100g

Tetrahydrocannabinol   none     detectable

ALLERGY INFORMATION: Hemp Hearts are free of preservatives, eggs, nuts, dairy, soy and gluten.

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WARNING HEMP HEARTS™ provide amazing amounts of energy and may keep one from sleeping if consumed late in the day.

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HEART PROBLEMS DO THE EXPERTS KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING?

circulatory_system_heart_human_3d_model_freeWith the death rate from heart problems so high and the number of Americans suffering with heart related disease, we need to look at our approach to heart health.

Dr Keefe, Keefe Clinic, Natural Health Care, Tulsa Chiropractor, Diet, Pain,Fortunately, we are slowly evolving from an era where a headache has been treated as an aspirin deficiency into an era of molecular or nutritional medicine, where we can now find the biochemical defects (missing nutrients) that predispose people to many symptoms. The main reasons for so many deficiencies today are dual:

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(1) We are the first generation to eat so many processed foods that have been stripped of their nutrients to expand shelf life; and (2) We are the first generation to ever be exposed to and be detoxifying so many chemicals on a daily basis. This process of detoxification requires and actually uses up, or depletes, many nutrients.

Dr. Keefe, Keefe Clinic. Tulsa Chiropractor, pain, natural health care.For example, most grocery stores’ cooking oils and margarines are purified and hydrogenated. This means the oils and margarines have been processed with strong chemicals that remove most of the vitamins and minerals. This is so the product can last for months and not go bad. Unfortunately these nutrients are the very ones that are necessary to prevent arteriosclerosis, early heart attacks, high blood pressure, impotence, Alzheimer’s presenile dementia, strokes, premature aging, etc.

Dr. Keefe, Keefe Clinic. Tulsa Chiropractor, pain, natural health care.Furthermore, hydrogenation means that the product has been exposed to a temperature in excess of 1,000 F, which causes a twisting of the molecule. Normally, lipid (fat or oil) molecules fit into the membranes of cells to protect them and promote proper function. When these heat twisted molecules are ingested, they fit into the membranes like broken keys. They lock into the structure, but they stop it from functioning properly, and they prevent the good molecules from entering to perform their functions. Meanwhile, the twisted molecules are capable of causing the very same damage that saturated fats (from bacon, cheese, steak, etc.) cause.

What do doctors who have not studied nutrition recommend to heart patients?

Margarines, artificial eggs, etc.

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Margarines are as much as 35% trans (the “bad” twisted molecules) fatty acids. Corn oil, artificial (“plastic”) egg substitutes and most “natural whole grain health breads” (made with hydrogenated oils) contain significant amounts as well. So U.S. cardiologists could have actually been accelerating disease. U.S. cardiologists are blamed specifically, because European doctors are either more aware of biochemistry, are not so egocentric that they cannot listen to doctors who do read about the latest scientific discoveries or perhaps are not as controlled financially by other interests, like food and chemical manufacturers. Europe won’t even allow the sales of our margarines there because they are so notoriously high in damaging trans- fatty acids.

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Another point is that more than 51% of the heart patients in a recent study were low in magnesium in one study. These are the patients who died from a recalcitrant arrhythmia, induced by an undetected mineral deficiency.

Dr Keefe, Keefe Clinic, Natural Health Care, Tulsa Chiropractor, Diet, Pain,For example, in patients who had suffered heart attacks, had bypass surgery and all the best modern drugs and yet were found to be relentlessly persistent in closing off new vessels with arteriosclerotic deposits, diet and lifestyle changes were able to reverse these lesions in one year, as proven by PET scans. Yet, cardiologists commonly treat irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia) with various drugs, like calcium channel blockers, even though magnesium is nature’s calcium channel blocker.

Dr. Keefe, Keefe Clinic. Tulsa Chiropractor, pain, natural health care.In a time when government studies reveal that the average American diet only provides a small percent of the daily requirement for magnesium, is it any wonder that there is such an upsurge in the use of calcium channel blockers? The problem is that by artificially fixing the minerally deficiency symptom with a medication instead of correcting’ the underlying cause, the deficiency is allowed to progress and cause other serious conquences, like sudden death.

Dr Keefe, Keefe Clinic, Natural Health Care, Tulsa Chiropractor, Diet, Pain,In terms of chronic care, the cardiologist can actually be contributing to disease. For example, mineral deficiency may be a solo cause or one of several causes of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, which is the number one cause of chronic illness and death in the U.S. However, the main category of drug prescribed for chronic hypertension, a diuretic, is notorious for causing mineral deficiency.

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So the very drug that is prescribed to treat (mask) the symptom, is actually worsening the underlying cause. The patient has only one option: to get sicker. As his mineral deficiency worsens, the patient may suffer chronic back spasms, chronic fatigue or depression, cardiac arrhythmia or even sudden death. If that were not enough, these diuretics also elevate serum lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides), thereby accentuating another cause of arteriosclerosis. And this occurs because we are drug-oriented and merely mask the symptoms, rather than look for the biochemical causes.

Doctors, in general, do not read bio-chemistry research journals, even though one of the roles of research biochemists is to make important discoveries about human health. Physicians instead normally read medical journals that are between 10 and 45 years behind actual scientific discoveries.

angry doctor portrait, Dr Keefe, Keefe Clinic, Natural Health Care, Tulsa Chiropractor, Diet, Pain, Should anyone take a preview peak into the literature and report it before the self-appointed medical authorities do, he immediately gets proclaimed a quack, or the information is labeled unsubstantiated. This is almost as though there is an unwritten rule: “It shall not be discovered and announced and taken for common knowledge until we are ready.”

Historically, nutritional care has not only taken a back seat, but has taken a beating from drug-oriented medicine. Meanwhile, the politics and pace of change in medicine may make it necessary for you to take charge now until the cardiologists and other doctors catch up with the molecular era of nutritional medicine.

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In another report, a research dietitian warned that the popular low fat, high-carbohydrate diet americans are being encouraged to follow isn’t necessarily best for everyone – and could endanger the health of some individuals.

OK, What can I do? Seek correction not just treatment (symptom relief) for your health problems.

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If you have a heart related problem 1) Make sure no subluxations affecting the heart go uncorrected 2) Ask us for a complete lab work-up and Vega exam to find if there are any nutrient problems relating to the underlying condition. 3) Start a regular exercise program 4) Ask about stress reduction.

Your lifestyle changes can make all the difference in the world. There is hope.

Heart surgeon speaks out on what really causes heart disease

Dr. Dwight Lundell
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Thu, 01 Mar 2012 21:58 CST
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We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.

I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labelled “opinion makers.” Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol.

The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. The latter of course we insisted would lower cholesterol and heart disease. Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly result in malpractice.

It Is Not Working!

These recommendations are no longer scientifically or morally defensible. The discovery a few years ago that inflammation in the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease is slowly leading to a paradigm shift in how heart disease and other chronic ailments will be treated.

The long-established dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the consequences of which dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, human suffering and dire economic consequences.

Despite the fact that 25% of the population takes expensive statin medications and despite the fact we have reduced the fat content of our diets, more Americans will die this year of heart disease than ever before.

Statistics from the American Heart Association show that 75 million Americans currently suffer from heart disease, 20 million have diabetes and 57 million have pre-diabetes. These disorders are affecting younger and younger people in greater numbers every year.

Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.

Inflammation is not complicated — it is quite simply your body’s natural defence to a foreign invader such as a bacteria, toxin or virus. The cycle of inflammation is perfect in how it protects your body from these bacterial and viral invaders. However, if we chronically expose the body to injury by toxins or foods the human body was never designed to process,a condition occurs called chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is just as harmful as acute inflammation is beneficial.

What thoughtful person would willfully expose himself repeatedly to foods or other substances that are known to cause injury to the body? Well, smokers perhaps, but at least they made that choice willfully.

The rest of us have simply followed the recommended mainstream diet that is low in fat and high in polyunsaturated fats and carbohydrates, not knowing we were causing repeated injury to our blood vessels. This repeated injury creates chronic inflammation leading to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.

Let me repeat that: The injury and inflammation in our blood vessels is caused by the low fat diet recommended for years by mainstream medicine.

What are the biggest culprits of chronic inflammation? Quite simply, they are the overload of simple, highly processed carbohydrates (sugar, flour and all the products made from them) and the excess consumption of omega-6 vegetable oils like soybean, corn and sunflower that are found in many processed foods.

Take a moment to visualize rubbing a stiff brush repeatedly over soft skin until it becomes quite red and nearly bleeding. you kept this up several times a day, every day for five years. If you could tolerate this painful brushing, you would have a bleeding, swollen infected area that became worse with each repeated injury. This is a good way to visualize the inflammatory process that could be going on in your body right now.

Regardless of where the inflammatory process occurs, externally or internally, it is the same. I have peered inside thousands upon thousands of arteries. A diseased artery looks as if someone took a brush and scrubbed repeatedly against its wall. Several times a day, every day, the foods we eat create small injuries compounding into more injuries, causing the body to respond continuously and appropriately with inflammation.

While we savor the tantalizing taste of a sweet roll, our bodies respond alarmingly as if a foreign invader arrived declaring war. Foods loaded with sugars and simple carbohydrates, or processed with omega-6 oils for long shelf life have been the mainstay of the American diet for six decades. These foods have been slowly poisoning everyone.

How does eating a simple sweet roll create a cascade of inflammation to make you sick?

Imagine spilling syrup on your keyboard and you have a visual of what occurs inside the cell. When we consume simple carbohydrates such as sugar, blood sugar rises rapidly. In response, your pancreas secretes insulin whose primary purpose is to drive sugar into each cell where it is stored for energy. If the cell is full and does not need glucose, it is rejected to avoid extra sugar gumming up the works.

When your full cells reject the extra glucose, blood sugar rises producing more insulin and the glucose converts to stored fat.

What does all this have to do with inflammation? Blood sugar is controlled in a very narrow range. Extra sugar molecules attach to a variety of proteins that in turn injure the blood vessel wall. This repeated injury to the blood vessel wall sets off inflammation. When you spike your blood sugar level several times a day, every day, it is exactly like taking sandpaper to the inside of your delicate blood vessels.

While you may not be able to see it, rest assured it is there. I saw it in over 5,000 surgical patients spanning 25 years who all shared one common denominator — inflammation in their arteries.

Let’s get back to the sweet roll. That innocent looking goody not only contains sugars, it is baked in one of many omega-6 oils such as soybean. Chips and fries are soaked in soybean oil; processed foods are manufactured with omega-6 oils for longer shelf life. While omega-6′s are essential -they are part of every cell membrane controlling what goes in and out of the cell — they must be in the correct balance with omega-3′s.

If the balance shifts by consuming excessive omega-6, the cell membrane produces chemicals called cytokines that directly cause inflammation.

Today’s mainstream American diet has produced an extreme imbalance of these two fats. The ratio of imbalance ranges from 15:1 to as high as 30:1 in favor of omega-6. That’s a tremendous amount of cytokines causing inflammation. In today’s food environment, a 3:1 ratio would be optimal and healthy.

To make matters worse, the excess weight you are carrying from eating these foods creates overloaded fat cells that pour out large quantities of pro-inflammatory chemicals that add to the injury caused by having high blood sugar. The process that began with a sweet roll turns into a vicious cycle over time that creates heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and finally, Alzheimer’s disease, as the inflammatory process continues unabated.

There is no escaping the fact that the more we consume prepared and processed foods, the more we trip the inflammation switch little by little each day. The human body cannot process, nor was it designed to consume, foods packed with sugars and soaked in omega-6 oils.

There is but one answer to quieting inflammation, and that is returning to foods closer to their natural state. To build muscle, eat more protein. Choose carbohydrates that are very complex such as colorful fruits and vegetables. Cut down on or eliminate inflammation- causing omega-6 fats like corn and soybean oil and the processed foods that are made from them.

One tablespoon of corn oil contains 7,280 mg of omega-6; soybean contains 6,940 mg. Instead, use olive oil or butter from grass-fed beef.

Animal fats contain less than 20% omega-6 and are much less likely to cause inflammation than the supposedly healthy oils labelled polyunsaturated. Forget the “science” that has been drummed into your head for decades. The science that saturated fat alone causes heart disease is non-existent. The science that saturated fat raises blood cholesterol is also very weak. Since we now know that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, the concern about saturated fat is even more absurd today.

The cholesterol theory led to the no-fat, low-fat recommendations that in turn created the very foods now causing an epidemic of inflammation. Mainstream medicine made a terrible mistake when it advised people to avoid saturated fat in favor of foods high in omega-6 fats. We now have an epidemic of arterial inflammation leading to heart disease and other silent killers.

What you can do is choose whole foods your grandmother served and not those your mom turned to as grocery store aisles filled with manufactured foods. By eliminating inflammatory foods and adding essential nutrients from fresh unprocessed food, you will reverse years of damage in your arteries and throughout your body from consuming the typical American diet.

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BASIC FACTS ABOUT HEADACHES

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Twenty million Americans see their doctors each year because of a headache.  Although headaches can be very uncomfortable and temporarily disabling, most are not associated with serious illness.

When a person has a headache, several areas of the head can hurt, including a network of nerves that extends over the scalp and certain nerves in the face, mouth and throat.

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Rarely, headache is a symptom of a dangerous condition such cerebral aneurysm, brain tumor, stroke, TIA, meningitis, or encephalitis.  Very high blood pressure can cause headaches and this situation is a medical emergency.  However, high blood pressure usually causes no symptoms at all, despite the damage that years of high blood pressure can do to blood vessels, heart, brain, and kidneys.

HEADACHE BASICS

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The most common type of headache is “tension headache.”  Tension headaches generally develop gradually, often involve the entire head as well as the neck and shoulders.  They probably are not actually caused by increased muscle tension, although muscle relaxation techniques can be very useful in treatment.  Most people get tension headaches occasionally and these can usually be treated simply.  Some people get them often, but there are usually some useful interventions to help decrease the number of sick days.

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Migraine headaches are “bad headaches.”  With classic migraine, the headache is proceeded by a feeling that a headache will develop (prodrome) followed by visual phenomena such as dark or bright spots, streaks of light, or tunnel vision (aura).  The headache then develops, usually on one side.  It is throbbing in nature, accompanied by nausea and increased sensitivity to light and noise.

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Most people with migraine headaches do not experience prodrome or aura.  Common migraine headache, like classic migraine headache is treatable and often preventable.

Migraineurs, those who develop migraine headaches often have a family history of migraine headache and they have headache triggers.  People who get headaches when they don’t have enough of their daily caffeine are migraineurs.  They would have fewer migraines if they completely eliminated caffeine.  Chocolate, red wines, nuts and cheeses are common food triggers. Migraines before or during menstrual periods are common.  Not all migraineurs get terrible headaches, but some certainly do. Migraine is an important cause of lost days of school, work and enjoyment.

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Women who smoke and who experience migraine headaches with aura have more than twice the risk of stroke if they take estrogen-containing birth control pills than those who use nonestrogen-based contraception.  Changing to a nonestrogen or very low-estrogen contraceptive not only can reduce the risk of stroke but can dramatically decrease the number of headaches.

Cluster headaches are headaches lasting minutes to hours that occur day after day at a similar time over a period of weeks.  They are sharp.  People with cluster headaches often describe the pain as similar to an ice pick.

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They are more common in men, and are more difficult to treat than most headaches.  Interestingly, oxygen therapy will often stop a daily cluster headache.  Many of the medications used to prevent or treat migraine headaches are used to treat cluster headaches.

Sinus headaches are those frontal headaches that some people experience with sinus infection and with changes in the weather.  Allergies can also provoke them.

HEADACHE AS A WARNING SIGN

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See a health care professional on an urgent basis if any of the following occur:

1.  Severe, sudden headaches that seem to come on like “a bolt out of the blue.”

2. Headaches that are accompanied by a loss of consciousness, alertness or sensation, confusion, or other neurological and/or personality changes.

3.  Headaches that recur in one particular area such as an eye, temple etc.

4.  Headaches that recur and are of high intensity or frequency.

5.  Headaches that are accompanied by neck stiffness and fever.

6.  Headaches that are associated with head injury.

7.  There is a change in the nature or frequency of headaches.

8.  The worst headache in one’s life.

9. Temporary change in vision or visual acuity may simply be a sign of migraine headache but deserves special attention if new.

TREATMENT

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To avoid headaches, employ good health habits.  These include adequate sleep, healthy diet, regular exercise and good stress management.  Quitting smoking is essential in reducing the risks for all headaches.

Relaxation and related stress reduction therapies can diminish the frequency and intensity of headaches.

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It’s true you can always take a pain pill for a headache but will that really treat the cause?  If you have regular headaches it’s important to understand their cause.  A recent study of headaches determined chiropractic care was the most effective treatment for headaches on the planet.

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This indicates that spinal subluxations (misalignments) are at the roots of most headaches.  Pain pills might short-circuit the pain signal but it won’t correct the misalignment.  The nerve pressure, the misalignment is causing, will produce other health problems if not corrected.  So using pain pills for headaches are both shortsighted and potentially dangerous for your health.  Dangerous not only because you’re allowing a condition time to develop but also because pain pills can cause devastating effects to the stomach, kidneys and liver, to name a few.

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Headaches can also be coming from other causes like being toxic, hormonal imbalances, allergies, electrolyte and other nutritional deficiencies.  Problems with your body handling stress can be another source of headaches.  Simply taking a pain pill does not address any of these issues.  As a Chiropractic Physician my job is to search for the cause of your condition.  Once we understand why you headaches are there then the proper course of correction is usually evident.

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Over the years I’ve seen thousands of patients become permanently free of their chronic reoccurring headaches through natural health care.  Chiropractic can help you also.  Always seek to find a permanent solution to your health problems. Enjoy life.

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What is the HCG Diet?

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HCG or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a glycoprotein hormone produced in pregnancy that is made by the developing embryo after conception and later by the placenta. Its primary utility is to provide nourishment to the fetus by burning the fat content from the mother’s body. Research on HCG has suggested that it can have large repercussions on tackling obesity, a glaring problem in the modern day. Taking small daily doses of HCG  can result in weight loss of 1 to 2 lbs per day, and often more, when accompanied by a low calorie diet of approximately 500 calories. HCG has thus emerged as a powerful tool within the realms of weight loss and obesity issues, and the best part is that HCG weight loss programs is that they are easy to start, maintain, and leave. So if you really want to shed the excess weight, don’t waste any more time.

The discovery of the effects of HCG for weight loss

A.T.W. Simeons, a British endocrinologist, discovered the impact of HCG on obesity in the late 1950s while working in India. He realized that some of the pregnant women in India were themselves quite malnourished, but were still able to have healthy babies. This helped Dr. Simeons understand how HCG (which influences the Hypothalamus within the brain) is released during pregnancy, and how it makes the body use up the fat reserves of the body without having any affect on muscle. Dr. Simeons then used this technique to come up with a HCG protocol or diet plan which involved administration of small quantities of HCG for a specific amount of time along with a low calorie diet. The idea was to basically make the hypothalamus use up the excess stored up body fat when the body is on a low calorie diet, with the help of small doses of HCG. This makes the body burn excess fat for energy and results in weight loss at a fast and steady rate. Dr. Simeons theorized that HCG distributed stored fat and helped the body to metabolize fat. However, although HCG became a rage during the late 1950’s and 1960’s, HCG for weight loss gradually lost popularity until its uses in weight loss were revived in 2007 by an infomercial and highly acclaimed book by Kevin Trudeau called “The Weight Loss Cure They Don’t Want You to Know About”. Mr. Trudeau has given in detail the wide scale applicability and impact that HCG can have.

Benefits of HCG

If you have tried the various diets and weight loss programs, and are dissatisfied with the outcomes, then an HCG diet may be the right option for you. The HCG weight loss diet has its advantages in areas where other weight loss diets and programs appear to be seriously lacking. It attacks the causes of obesity such as low metabolism, intense physiological hunger and binge or emotional eating. These abnormalities have usually been linked to a small region in the brain known as the hypothalamus. Other diet programs simply deal with the symptoms of such abnormalities by cutting the intake of food, thus they become far less effective in the long run. The fat that is lost after intense exercise regimes and numerous months of strict dieting returns almost as soon as one goes back to a normal diet. However, HCG diets can help bring these abnormalities, such as low metabolism, which are the fundamental causes of obesity within normal parameters. This is only possible due to the fact that HCG enables a sort of restructuring of the hypothalamus and so addresses the essentials of the weight problem. Thus the real benefits of the HCG protocol lie in modifying the dieter’s relationship with food and eating, resulting in easily maintained, long-term weight loss.

When we put on weight, our bodies usually add on the extra pounds in certain “problem” areas. These include the hips, arms and below the chin. The easier it is to put on weight in these areas, the harder it is to lose weight from them. Anyone who has tried dieting and weight loss programs will know how true this is. On the other hand, because HCG diets have a cause based rather than a symptom based approach, they are highly effective in releasing “problem area” fat. Your body structure will appear almost reshaped when you look in the mirror. It is known to decrease waist sizes drastically leading to flat stomachs and a feeling that the old clothes are now highly oversized! Most people who have tried HCG diets say that after a few days they feel as though they have had liposuction done. Another plus point of HCG weight loss diets is the efficacy of these diets within short periods of time. The impact is visible on the first day itself, and the positive effects HCG diets will have on your body, and your life, will be immediate and apparent.

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HCG Protocol

Most HCG protocols have a high success rate and help people lose around 1 lb of fat a day. It may seem unbelievable but people can lose from 3 – 5 lbs on the first day itself! A 30 – 45 day HCG protocol is more than sufficient to help you get back to shape and develop a new happy healthy point of view. Getting on the weighing scale in the morning and finding that you have lost weight every single day that you follow the HCG protocol can be a highly motivating and exciting experience.

Well researched and specialized protocols are an essential part of HCG diets. These are planned in such a manner that even if you cut down the daily calorie intake, you would not feel hungry or deprived in any way. Quite unlike the usual diets we know of. This takes place because the HCG instructs the body to utilize fat reserves through the hypothalamus. Hence the body is flooded with 2000 – 3000 calories from these reserves which along with the calorie intake as part of the program is more than sufficient to take care of your daily nourishment. Further, not only is your hunger controlled, but your energy levels stay high. Hence you will not feel lethargic, tired or grumpy during the day.

The simplicity of using HCG for weight loss lies in the ease with which one can lose the amount of weight one wants to and then leave the diet as and when it pleases them. There is a short stabilizing period when you want to get off the protocol, which helps you get back to your normal diet and maintain your new weight. Protocols generally include switching to organic foods and daily HCG  under the direction of a health care provider. Other recommended activities include walking an hour a day or more and doing breathing exercises.

WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Oct. 14, 2013

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IN THE NEWS: NATURAL RELIEF FOR ANDROPAUSE

By Chris Kilham Published October 09, 2013

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While women undergo menopause, it appears that middle-aged men also experience their own very significant period of change called andropause – sometimes referred to as man-o-pause. Andropause is caused by a steady decline in two valuable hormones: testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). As these hormones decline, things indeed change. Though symptoms vary from one man to another, andropause can result in lower libido, erectile dysfunction, sleep disorders, fatigue, loss of mental sharpness and an inverse change in the ratio of lean muscle to fat.

Andropause is also referred to as partial androgen deficiency in aging males (PADAM). An androgen is any hormone that helps in the development and maintenance of male characteristics, including secondary sex characteristics. These include the growth of body hair, muscle mass and strength, growth of the penis and testicles, sperm production, broadening of the chest and enlargement of the voice box.

Starting at age 30, the body’s levels of testosterone decline by approximately 1 percent every year. Thus by age 50 or so, a man may have lost a full 20 percent of his total testosterone.

While this can have physical, mental and emotional effects, it does not mean that a man’s reproductive capacity suffers. Unlike women, men can usually still father children even into advanced age.

Men who work in pharmaceutical labs, work with agricultural pesticides or who are in regular contact with industrial chemicals are known to experience greater decline in androgens than other men.

The loss of testosterone, which is more widely studied than the loss of DHEA, is typically experienced as a loss of youthful vitality. The resulting inverse ratio of lean muscle to fat means that formerly well-developed muscle tissue is reduced and fat increases. These are classic signs of what most people consider the normal aging process.

But the question is, does this have to happen?

We now know that regular exercise, especially vigorous exercise, can help people maintain a higher level of sex hormones longer and later in life. Exercise also enhances overall energy, circulation and cardiovascular health and improves mental well being.

But now a couple of significant studies out of Malaysia show that an herb from that region can also boost the body’s natural production of testosterone later in life, thus counteracting PADAM. Dr. Ishmael Tamby, a reproductive specialist in Kuala Lumpur, has studied the use of a Malaysian rainforest herb called Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia), and its effects on men.

Tamby’s study was conducted by selecting thirty adult males of various ages, assessing their testosterone levels and then administering 100 milligrams of Tongkat Ali extract to test subjects daily.

The researchers discovered that the testosterone levels of all subjects rose, resulting in a reported 73 percent improvement in sexual function, a 91 percent improvement in libido and an 82 percent psychological improvement relative to sex compared to the control group.

In a recent study of a similar type, administration of Tongkat Ali resulted in a 47 percent improvement in DHEA levels.

While taking testosterone drugs can be risky due to unwanted side effects including nausea, vomiting, acne, changes in skin color and pain, no such negative effects have been reported with Tongkat Ali. This is because the herb does not contain any testosterone, but instead triggers the body’s own natural capacity to create the hormone.

In the studies conducted by Tamby and others, daily supplementary use of Tongkat Ali extract results in a feeling of youthful vigor. Malaysian athletes use the herb to maintain physical strength and lean muscle. Both men and women who take Tongkat Ali experience a boost in libido.

If you are going to use Tongkat Ali, look for supplements that contain an extract standardized to 22 percent eurypeptides. The dose used in the human studies is 100 milligrams daily.

WELLNESS: BEWARE: COLD SEASON IS BACK!

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Summer season has officially passed and yes, cold season is back. Do you know the earliest signs of cold symptoms and what to do about them? Now, moving onto cold prevention and how to mitigate the severity of cold symptoms. Luckily, there are several natural ways you can conquer a cold. There are a few vitamins you should take during the cold season to help your baseline immune system: vitamin C, vitamin A&D, and probiotics. There are other supplements that are a bit more complicated and should be started and monitored by your integrative practitioner and that includes black elderberry, Echinacea, quercetin, turmeric, zinc, and cordyceps, just to name a few options. By doing aerobic exercise regularly it make you breathe faster to help transfer oxygen from your lungs to your blood; and makes you sweat once your body heats up. These exercises help increase the body’s natural virus-killing cells.

CHIROPRACTIC: CHIROPRACTIC GOES HEAD-TO-HEAD AGAINST NSAIDS AND ACUPUNCTURE  

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This commentary reviews a brilliant series of 3 consecutive studies, comparing popular forms of treatment for chronic spinal pain, including NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), acupuncture, and chiropractic spinal adjusting for relief. The author reports that this is the first study of long-term efficacy of 3 distinct and standardized treatment regimens for patients with chronic spinal pain syndromes. Using the same outcome instruments they found that, of the 3 randomized treatments, only spinal adjusting had provided broad-based beneficial short-term AND long-term benefits from care.

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GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR CHIROPRACTIC CARE

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When patients start chiropractic care. They don’t always fully understand what it is the chiropractor does or exactly how he accomplishes what he does. A lot of people assume that chiropractors limit their practice to neck and back pain. Though governments studies show that the chiropractic adjustment is the number one treatment for back pain in the world chiropractic was discovered in the case of deafness not back pain.

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Your spine is the central computer for your whole body. Your blood pressure, your immune response, your digestive functions, your detox pathways, your hormone systems as well as all other systems of your body are regulated and controlled by your nervous system. When your nervous system stops functioning everything stops functioning. If you nervous system function is compromised by 10%  then your body is compromised by 10%. And so the number one reason that Chiropractic Physicians work at realigning the spine is to improve nervous system function. As goes your nervous system so goes your health. And so as a new chiropractic patient you might be surprised that your digestion is improving, or your energy level is increasing, or your sleep has greatly improved, or your allergies are improving, but as a chiropractic physician I expect those changes.

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Your bodies intelligence knows how to keep you healthy if it has control of your organs and systems, and if it has the building blocks it needs to repair. So that’s why we focus on spinal alignment and diet. If you read the Five laws of health pamphlet series you understand there are more things that we work with besides these two, it’s just that these are the most common issues needing attention.

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When it comes to the spine we are usually working with years of distortion. Multiple injuries, be they minor or not, affect spinal alignment. Years of neglect cause muscles and ligaments and tendons to hold your spine in an abnormal position. You need to look at chiropractic spinal alignment similar to orthodontics for crooked teeth. Pressure over time causes change, adjustments over time produce correction. Long after your symptoms have disappeared your spine needs continued care to bring about permanent correction so you don’t have a repeat of the symptoms that brought you in or even worse.

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A lot of people have been subconsciously programmed to the medical model: symptoms are the problem, symptom relief is the cure. The health model is find the cause of the symptom, correct the cause and maintain the correction. Symptom relief does not improve your health, correction of the cause does.

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I want to encourage you to get the most from your chiropractic care by following our recommendations even after the symptoms have improved as we are in the process of correction. The symptoms are the first to go because they were the last to appear. You develop the underlying problem and over time, pathology develops to the point of symptoms. As we correct the cause the symptoms are the first to disappear. Don’t be confused simply because you’re feeling better, stay with the program until it’s corrected.

THE GALLBLADDER

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                The gallbladder is a hollow system that sits just beneath the liver. In adults, the gallbladder measures approximately 8 centimetres (3.1 in) in length and 4 centimetres (1.6 in) in diameter when fully distended.  At the neck of the gall bladder is a mucosal fold called Hartmann’s pouch, where gallstones commonly get stuck.

When food containing fat enters the digestive tract, it stimulates the secretion of cholecystokinin (CCK). In response to CCK, the adult human gallbladder, which stores about 50 millilitres (1.7 U.S. fl oz; 1.8 imp fl oz) of bile, releases its contents into the duodenum. The bile, originally produced in the liver, emulsifies fats in partly digested food.

During storage in the gallbladder, bile becomes more concentrated which increases its potency and intensifies its effect on fats.

  Gallbladder attacks are more common than you may think. Gallstones affect more than 25,000 million Americans with 1 million new cases diagnosed annually, according to the American Gastroenterological Association.

People can go for years with digestive symptoms and never realize that they may be related to a gallbladder problem. That’s because they are so inter-woven with other digestive symptoms such as indigestion, gas, bloating and constipation.

GALLBLADDER SYMPTOMS

”              Pain or tenderness under the rib cage on the right side

”              Pain between shoulder blades

”              Stools light or chalky colored

”              Indigestion after eating, especially fatty or greasy foods

”              Nausea

”              Dizziness

”              Bloating

”              Gas

”              Burping or belching

”              Feeling of fullness or food not digesting

”              Diarrhea (or alternating from soft to watery)

”              Constipation

”              Headache over eyes, especially right

”              Bitter fluid comes up after eating

”              Frequent use of laxatives

GALLBLADDER ATTACK

SYMPTOMS

Please note that if you are in severe pain and particularly if your attack symptoms are accompanied by fever DO SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY. The following symptoms are typical of a gallbladder attack.

”              Moderate to severe pain under the right side of the rib cage

”              Pain may radiate through to the back or to the right shoulder

”              Severe upper abdominal pain (biliary colic)

”              Nausea

”              Queasiness

”              Vomiting

”              Gas

”              Burping or belching

”              Attacks are often at night

”              Attacks often occur after overeating

”              Pain will often but not always follow a meal with fats or grease

”              Pain may be worse with deep inhalation

”              Attacks can last from 15 minutes to 15 hours

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SYMPTOMS OF GALLSTONES

    Symptoms of a gallbladder attack are often caused by gallbladder stones. However, short of causing an actual attack, stones may be present for years and never cause any symptoms at all. “Biliary pain can occur in about a third of the gallstone patients” (which leaves two thirds NOT experiencing pain) and “sometimes the gallstone symptoms are difficult to differentiate from that of dyspepsia.” (indigestion)  The gallstones can impair the functioning of the gallbladder, however, which can result in any of the common gallbladder symptoms.

Gall bladder symptoms can look and feel the same with or without stones. Therefore, all of the symptoms on listed on this page can accompany gallstones.

SILENT GALLSTONES

70-80% of people with gallstones never know they have them. These are called “silent gallstones”. However, the remaining 20-30% still results in 500,000-700,000 gallbladder removals every year. And since the diet of the general American population is not improving, those numbers are rising.

                The risk of silent gallstones causing a gallbladder attack is about 1% per year.

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine compared the mortality rate from emergency surgery performed for obstructing gallstones with the mortality rate from routine, scheduled gallbladder surgery and concluded that the latter gallbladder surgery is actually more dangerous. They advised that “silent” gallstones should not be subjected to surgery but left alone.

And another study reports:

“We conclude that innocent gallstones are not a myth, and that in some populations the majority of silent gallstones are inconsequential. We believe that routine prophylactic operation for silent gallstone disease, at least in white American men, is neither necessary nor advisable.”.

Foods to Avoid for Gallstones:

Eggs, pork, gluten, onion, fowl, milk, coffee, grapefruit, oranges, corn, beans and nuts, alcohol, saturated fats, hydrogenated oils and partially hydrogenated oils

NOTE: green beans are not classified as beans.

Gallstones may be removed from the gallbladder by means of a gallbladder and liver flush.

As noted earlier in the pamphlet bile will concentrate in the gallbladder and if the gallbladder becomes sluggish and doesn’t fully empty then this concentrated bile can develop into stones. Olive oil is a great stimulus to the gallbladder to empty itself and thus olive oil can help keep the gallbladder from developing stones. I would recommend at least a tablespoon a day for those individuals who suspect gallbladder problems. There are different supplements that can help dissolve gallstones one of those pectin in apple juice, I would recommend arsenic (pesticide) free organic apple juice. Choline is a supplement we use frequently for gallbladder issues because this can help reduce gallstones. Through testing we can determine the best approach in dealing with gallbladder issues and sometimes it can be purely neurological. Misalignments in the upper mid back can affect gallbladder function and can lead to functional spasms of the gallbladder. Coffee enemas can be very effective at stopping gallbladder attack (ask for coffee enema handout). The gallbladder liver flush indicated earlier is a seven day program that first prepares the stones to be removed and then on Saturday a drink is produced that will have a strong flushing effect on the gallbladder. Note: this flush should be used with some caution as large stones may become lodged in the bile ducts or common bile duct and might require surgery. (After 25 years recommending this no one has required surgery so for).

 

Home Remedies for Gallbladder

Home Remedies for Gallbladder #1 Alfalfa cleanses the liver and supplies necessary vitamins and minerals. Twice a day for two days, take 1,000 milligrams in tablet or capsule form with a glass of warm water.

Home Remedies for Gallbladder #2 Peppermint capsules are used in Europe to cleanse the gallbladder.

Home Remedies for Gallbladder #3 If you have gallstones, or are prone to developing them, turmeric can reduce your risk of further problems.

Home Remedies for Gallbladder #4 Other beneficial herbs include barberry root bark, catnip, cramp bark, dandelion, fennel, ginger root, horsetail, parsley and wild yam.

Home Remedies for Gallbladder #5 If you have an attack, drink 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of apple juice. This should relieve the pain quickly. If the pain does not subside, go to the emergency room to rule out other disorders such  heart problems.

FOOTBATH DETOX

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TOXINS

There are many toxins in our environment, and over time our bodies absorb, ingest and accumulate these toxins.  So, we must begin by removing as much of these accumulated toxins as possible.  Through the various forms of detoxification processes, we want to remain very conscious that everything that touches or enters our body contains as few toxins as possible.  In particular, the air we breathe can bring in all sorts of toxins into our body.  But for now, we will focus on hydration detoxification technologies.

The human body is electric because the body cells are electric. Disorders and diseases of the body have vibration frequencies that are incompatible with healthy cells. Thus they disrupt the cells’ natural oscillation and polarity. This disruption creates imbalance and chaos within each affected cell. When cells are in an imbalanced state, they are unable to facilitate the body’s normal functions needed for healing, including ridding itself of heavy metals, parasites and other toxins. On the other hand, when cells are fully charged up to an electrically balanced state, they help the body to regulate itself. As a result, we will HAVE a healthy and energetic feeling.

Studies show that an overall balancing effect occurs with the foot bath, along with a significant increase in the number of negative ions in the human body. Ions are atoms or molecules that have lost or gained electrons. If the atoms or molecules lose electrons, they become positively charged ions. If they gain electrons, they become negatively charged ions.

The ionic technique of cleansing through our feet provides a full body purge of all vital organs

What is a typical footbath detox session?

While immersing your feet in the water, positive and negative ions are emitted by the system. This reenergizes the body and red blood cells. This type of system is described as a Detoxification machine because the response of a rebalanced body is to excrete any excess toxins via the kidneys, liver, bowels and skin. This process not only occurs DURING a detox footbath session, but also AFTER a treatment. The footbath triggers the body’s lymphatic system and continues to detoxify for the next 24 to 48 hours. The entire process takes approximately 30 minutes for adults and is completely safe to use.

During a 30-minute session, the ions enter your body and begin to neutralize these tissue acid wastes. This process is called reverse osmosis.

What is the water’s role in the body?

Since the body is composed of 70% water, it is the perfect way to address wellness for the whole body. The benefits of detoxifying in this manner is similar to walking in the sand along the beach, only more powerful because your feet are in direct contact with the ions being created in the water. Water has an almost perfect balance of positive and negative ions. When you immerse a body mass into water, the vibration frequency of the water will affect the vibration frequency of the body due to the interaction of the magnetic and electrical field. It’s an exceptional natural healing tool. It is a painless and relaxing process, and unlike prescription drugs, there are no harmful side effects.

Can people with Diabetes use the system?

Yes, but it is recommend that users with diabetes begin their detox protocol by using the system at a reduced power rate coupled with a decrease in session length. 10-minute duration is recommended for the first session. If the user feels rejuvenated, then they can slowly begin to increase the time and rate over a period of 30-45 days.

Can women whom are pregnant, those with a heart pacemaker, an organ transplant or epilepsy use the system? No, the detox footbath systems are not recommended for pregnant woman, anyone with a heart pacemaker, an organ transplant or epilepsy.

Why is it important to drink water after a detox footbath?

The action of the footbath is to displace the old lymph either back into the footbath water, or up towards the immune system, for disposal through the kidneys.

The lymph that is pushed towards the immune system for disposal needs to be processed by the immune system. The immune system relies heavily on water that contains alkaline (negatively charged) minerals that supply oxygen to “burn” the unwanted components in the old lymph (which is acidic, positively charged) before they can be recycled by the kidneys.

So, it is extremely valuable to replenish the supply of optimally hydrating water soon after, or even during, the footbath.

Why does the water color change?

The color change in the water can be attributed to a multitude of variances including, but not limited to: the water source quality used in the footbath; the type of lotions or other personal care items used on one’s feet; the user’s sweat, etc.

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Most people would benefit from several sessions. You have accumulated toxins over your lifetime so a program of detox baths would help. Ask about our discounts.

VIBRATION EXERCISE AND YOUR HEALTH

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When you stand on the vibration platform you will notice the following benifits: Burns Fat and tones and tightens Skin – Increased fat burning because the metabolism increases by training. The vibrations reshape the body in the hip, waist and abdomen.

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Increases Human Growth Hormone output by up to 361%. Decreases cellulite and boosts your body’s natural collagen production: The massage exercises loosen the agglutinations and results in better mobility of the tissue layers. The image of the skin will also improve, because cellulite is broken down and the connective tissue is enhanced therefore it would boost your body’s natural collagen production for improved skin texture.

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Increase your muscle strength up to 50% in as little as three weeks: During the training almost 100% of the muscle fibers are utilized.

Improves blood circulation and lymphatic drainage and metabolism: During training, the muslces pump blood into the smallest capillaries up to 50 times per second. This allows the cells to receive fuel more rapidly and causes waste products to be disposed of much faster. Also by enhancing your local circulation it builds a stronger immunity system. Fights  Against Numbness.

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Builds Bone Density and fights osteoporosis and reduces your back and joint pains. Decreases blood Pressure, Decrease your recovery time after workouts. Dramatically increase your flexibility: Due to better blood flow, heating of the muscles and the tendon stretching reflex, the body becomes much more supple and relaxed.

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Improved sense of balance and coordination: The receptors in the entire body are stimulated at the same time, which leads to improved coordination of the relating muscles at the same time the sense of balance are trained.

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Reduces stress: Decreases level of Cortisol (hormone released when under stress) Causing better mood and sense of well being. It helps your relax with its vibration and it also can help you fight insomnia.

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Using the remote, the power button is the red upper left button the start button is the upper right button. If the unit is on and you push the start button you will stare at level one of the 20 possible levels. If you push the program button “P” lower right then the start button you will start the first programed session of 3. These are 10 min. sessions with 3 different levels at about every 3 mins. I recommend starting at the first program. Each push of “P” will bring you to the next program, then you push the start button.

If you are going to sit or lay on the platform use the lower levels {NOT THE  Programs} you need to get accustom to it first then you can use higher settings.

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FDA friend or foe

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                The stated purpose for the FDA is to protect the public when it comes to food, nutritional supplements, drugs, and medical devices.  A recent food scare and the removals of tomatoes from the market is an example of the FDA’s responsibilities.  Several years ago I remember Tylenol capsules that had been laced with arsenic and the FDA immediately had all products like that removed from the market for a week or so.  For awhile regular gelatin capsules, that can be taken apart, were banned and replaced with caplets, the one piece capsule type pill.  These are examples of the FDA doing its job.

But let me give you the other side.  Sometime in the 1980s there was a front page news report about a raid on a medical doctor’s office on the West Coast.  FDA agents along with a local SWAT team broke down the door minutes before the clinic was about to open, even though the property manager was offering them a key, and shoved all the nurses and other employees against the wall with guns pointed.  They confiscated thousands of dollars of computer equipment and nutritional supplements and claimed the doctor was using potentially harmful unapproved drugs on his patience.  One of the agents, in a photo shoot, held up a vial of mold indicating the doctor was injecting it into unsuspecting patients.  Of course this was a lie.  What were these unapproved drugs?  Homeopathic vitamins from Germany.  What was funny is I carried the same products in my office.  These products were approved by Germany’s equivalent of the FDA but since homeopathy was not fully accepted by the FDA in the United States certain remedies were on their ban list.  These homeopathic remedies could have been given to a baby, a gallon at a time with no possible side effects.  After almost a year after the raid no charges were filed and there had never been any patient complaints.  The biggest crime this doctor did was abandon drug therapy, as a medical doctor, and utilized exclusively natural therapies in his clinic.  Around the same time the president of a well known nutritional company sold in health food stores, had his home invaded by armed SWAT team’s and FDA agents for the serious crime of distributing research on vitamin E.  You heard me right.  Because the research was not approved information by the FDA nutritional companies do not have the freedom of the press nor the freedom of speech to pass on information, truthful information about their products.  As amazing as this sounds in the United States of America the FDA routinely inhibits the freedom of speech and freedom of press when it comes to natural nutritional products.

  In the 60 years of the FDA’s existence, in their great wisdom, they have only found about five or six nutritional products that they feel are worthy of claims.  Their war against nutritional therapy is legend in the natural healthcare community.  The FDA has actually shown up in nutritional seminars for doctors, put on by doctors, to stop the free flow of information concerning nutritional therapy.  I’m not talking about the KGB and Russia I’m talking about the FDA in the United States of America. 

The head of the science department at Loyola University decided to do research on the vitamin called Laetrile to see if its claims about cancer were true.  As a scientist he had the right to purchase this vitamin even though the FDA had banned it in the United States.  Yet his shipments were continually blocked and his facilities were repeatedly harassed and investigated by the FDA because he wanted to do this legitimate research.  Through much effort and legal infighting he was able to finish his research and showed under certain circumstances this vitamin was effective in cancer.  Yet the FDA still bans it today.

  Hydroxyapatite is an extremely powerful bone builder and a very effective natural nutritional formula.  But in order for the nutritional companies, who sell this product, to be able to make claims that it helps with bone integrity it has to be approved by the FDA.  One company decided to spend over $1 million to do the testing to get it approved.  This is an extreme hardship on nutritional companies because they can’t patent a natural product.  When a drug company spends that kind of money to bring a new drug to market they can patent it for 25 to 40 years and recoup all their research money a thousand times over.  So when the nutritional company spends their money they never are able to recoup it because hundreds if not thousands of other nutritional companies will be able to use their research to promote their own hydroxyapatite product.  Remember, you can’t patent natural products.  So you can see getting FDA approval is a whole different animal for nutritional companies as opposed to drug companies.  This makes for a very unfair playing field.  But one company, that I have worked with for over 25 years, bit the bullet and did the research only to have the FDA deny their right to make the claim.  This company had to spend another several hundred thousand dollars in legal fees to take the FDA to court.  Fortunately the FDA always seems to lose in court when it comes to these kinds of issues.  The judge always chastises them for not following their own rules.  Yet they never change.

Another company that I’ve worked with over the years developed a modified tens unit to do cerebral electrical stimulation.  They had had multiple patients, who used their units for pain, tell them that they had less anxiety, depression and insomnia with regular use of their tens unit for pain.  So they too spent the money in research to justify these claims.  The research was overwhelming that their unit did help balance neurotransmitters and improve depression, anxiety and sleep disorders without drugs.  This was an amazing finding considering the number of people who use harmful medications to control their symptoms.  Just the paperwork required to submit an approval application runs a company around $200,000.  After submitting their paperwork and awaiting an appropriate amount of time they contacted the FDA to see how the approval process was going.  The FDA’s response was “sorry, we lost your paperwork you’ll need to resubmit.”  That meant they would have to reproduce another $200,000 worth of documenting paperwork and have it resubmitted to the FDA.  Again after waiting an appropriate amount of time they called only to be told the same thing “sorry, we lost your paperwork.”  With this they took the FDA to court and again won the right to make claims about their product.  Over the 60 years of the FDA’s existence they have shown their extreme bias against nonpharmaceutical, nonsurgical approaches to health.  These stories are just the tip of the iceberg.  Thousands of companies selling nutritional products and nonsurgical medical devices have been put out of business due to the FDA’s political, unethical practices.

Let me tell you a more personal story.  In the 1980s a Japanese company developed a new technique of manufacturing L-tryptophan, an amino acid used for 40 years in the United States for depression, anxiety and sleep disorders.  They neglected to check for contaminants in their new manufacturing process and released a product with a contaminant that caused a severe allergic reaction.  For those susceptible to this allergen it would cause severe muscle damage and there were even some deaths.  When it was determined that L-tryptophan was associated with this new and strange condition the FDA immediately had tryptophan removed from the market, which seemed to be an appropriate step.  They still allowed it to be used in intravenous feeding tubes and infant formulas because of the importance in those situations.  Within a few weeks it was determined that only the batches of tryptophan coming from this particular Japanese company were at fault.  The contaminant was found and the consumers who were damaged sued and won judgments against this Japanese company.  That’s all well and good but how come the tryptophan is still off the market?  The FDA pronounce it was going to keep tryptophan off the market permanently and even though there was an uproar, because millions of Americans found this to be a safe and effective treatment for their depression, anxiety and sleep disorders yet the FDA stuck to it guns.

      During this time I called the FDA to complain about this unfair practice.  By this time in my practice I had seen several effective and powerful nutritional products removed from the market by the FDA.  Enough was enough.  So I called and talked to a government employee at the FDA and was appalled at the lies and stonewalling that I received.  They didn’t know that I was a doctor and kept up their story about the tryptophan problem.  I knew it wasn’t the tryptophan it was a contaminant in the tryptophan.  Yet this agent, who knew better, who knew all the facts surrounding the tryptophan fiasco lied to me over the phone saying it was the tryptophan.  When I ask why this unique condition only showed up in the last few months and tryptophan had been used for the past 40 years without any problems, they didn’t skip a beat and came out with an unlikely story that no one ever caught this before.  Our government lies to us, this is hard to take.  The FDA is one of the most unethical arms of the government that I’m aware of.  In other words their story was this, tryptophan is OK for the seriously ill patient who has to take their food intravenously or for newborn babies but it’s too dangerous for the general public.  That’s their story and they were sticking with it.  And they have stuck with it for almost 20 years, but recently I guess by magic tryptophan  has become safe again.  Because now I can sell it without a label saying for animal use only.  You heard me right, for several years I got pure pharmaceutical grade L-tryptophan labeled for animal use only, for some of my patients.  Let me explain, animal products are manufactured by the same stringent controls that human products go through.  Yet the FDA in their wisdom determined tryptophan couldn’t hurt animals just humans.

I write this article because even today some people are afraid to do anything that’s not FDA approved.  But it’s important to understand when it comes to natural health care you simply cannot trust this corrupt organization.

ELECTROMAGNETIC HEALING

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It used to be that the only problems electricity caused were static cling, or a nasty shock if you were foolish enough to touch an electrical cord. Not anymore. Studies over the past 10 years prove we have a new menace to healthy living: “electropollution.”

This is excessive exposure to environmental electricity known as electromagnetic radiation (EMR), now thought to pose a major threat to our well-being. In other words, we’re being buzzed, and the perpetrators are not those of the winged honey-producing variety. As a result, the natural electro-magnetic field around us is severely affected or influenced causing all kinds of illnesses and pain that doctors cannot explain.

There is not enough room on this page to list all of these illnesses, but here are a few: pains and aches, high and low blood pressure, circulation-related abnormalities, headaches, migraines, neuralgia, vertebrae pain, lumbago, sciatica, phantom pain, muscle spasms, nerve inflammation, dizziness, insomnia and stress.

There are two categories of EMR. The first is ionizing radiation and includes X-rays. gamma rays and nuclear radiation. We know about X-rays. Gamma rays are not prevalent. For the most part, we’re not likely to run into nuclear radiation unless we live next door to a nuclear waste dump or a very unfriendly country. That’s the good news.

The bad news is the second category of EMR. This is called non-ionizing radiation and includes the 60 hertz alternating currents that power our homes and offices. Under this category is everything we hold dear for day-to-day living: electrical outlets, wires, lamps, television sets, microwave ovens, radios, tape players. telephones, electric heaters, electric blankets, blow dryers, computers and clothes dryers. Even your dishwasher is suspect, unless of course you happen to have a housemate who revels in dishpan hands.

While 60 hertz is considered to be an extremely low frequency (ELF), many hours of exposure per day is considered hazardous. Dr Elson M. Haas. author of Staying Healthy With Nutrition, explains ELF as follows: the Earth’s vibration is approximately lOcps (hertz) which is in the alpha, or resting, range of our brain. The Electro Low Frequencies (ELF) common range of 45-70 hertz of most machinery and power lines is close enough to ours and to earth’s vibration that it influences us, mainly in the sense of agitation or stimulation. The most general effect of this is probably in our biocycles and in increasing stress and fatigue, as well as in lowering resistance to disease. It also affects our ability to sleep and rest deeply”

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Dr Haas also feels that ELF has a direct effect on our immunizational systems. Because our bodies contain electrical current, it makes sense that doses of external current will rearrange our own built-in immunity. So, short of moving to the northern-most part of Greenland, how do we combat ELF? Believe it or not, by neutralizing your own magnetic field you can eliminate not only the aformentioned painful conditions but also positively treat a variety of ailments using another electronic device which enhances your own magnetic field.

The Bio-Medici has an ultra low, .7Hz frequency selection. This frequency was previously offered on clinical models many times the cost of this unit. The Bio-Medici is the only device of this type made in North America. This technology was developed in Germany by Dr. Ludwig. Advanced technology provides over 100 frequency selections. This product is  a compact, lightweight device that you wear either around your neck (like a pendant), or tucked away inside a shirt pocket.  The Bio-Medici emits a alternating low frequency electronic emission designed to compensate for the influx of radiation we receive daily within our homes and offices.

Bio-Medici can be programmed to emit anywhere from .5 to 10.5 hertz; comes with an easy-to-read manual and operates on a small single battery. Should you currently be taking prescribed medication, Bio-Medici ‘s electromagnetic field will facilitate the entering of medicines into the cell, increasing the healing effects by up to 50 per cent, thus allowing a reduction in the amount of medication prescribed.

Extensive clinical studies in Austria and Hungary show that therapy with an electromagnetic field can be used in combination with other therapies, and in many cases the effect of the other healing methods will be enhanced. In addition, the research results in the last few years have shown that a pulsating low frequency magnetic field (.5 to 10.5 Hz) has a wide sphere of application in medical therapy.

People suffering from atmospheric pressure changes dealing with migraine and/or ill feelings will benefit the most.

I have used this technology both personally and clinically since 1988.  I have to admit that I’m amazed every time another patient tries the unit.  The main condition I have recommended this device for is allergies.  Most patients respond well to our homeopathic allergy mix that is produced here at  our clinic but a few do not.  What is amazing is that 100 percent of the patients I have recommended this technology for with allergies have responded beautifully.  Back in the eighty when I first tried this technology I was at a soccer game with someone suffering from allergies.  I offered my device to them and within ten minutes their symptoms completely disappeared.  In reading the literature I notice it was supposed to help with sleep.  I don’t have a problem with sleep but I thought I would try it anyway.  I slept like a baby and woke up druged.  I can highly recommend the Bio-Medici.

TESTIMONIALS

I used to have very serious problems with my digestion, and the Bio Medici helped me. I was so preoccupied with treating this complaint that I quite forgot to place the device on my legs in order to treat my varicose veins. But I also used the Bio Medici twice a day at the General Body Treatment setting, which returns all body functions to normal, and to my great joy I can now report that my varicose veins have almost totally disappeared. Amazing! — JD

My wife started out by holding the Bio Medici firmly between her hands, who had become virtually unusable due to “arthritis” – a very painful inflammatory condition associated with swelling. Even her normal daily tasks had become almost impossible for her to perform. The pain disappeared – not for ever, but long enough for her to use her hands again without having to put up with incredible pain and a feeling of numbness. After one week her sense of touch returned, and she remained without pain.—DM

After two weeks, the pain and swelling in the joints of my fingers had disappeared.But that is not all: I also use the Bio Medici to strengthen my immune system and ever since I started treating myself daily with the device, I have not had any more colds.—- MH

EAR CANDLES

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Material:

Ear Candles are a vacuum candle made from  100% cotton cloth and a  special combination of Paro and Beeswax used for removing excess ear wax.  Always store the candles in a cool place.

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Advance Preparation:

Make a stiff dough from I Tbsp flour and water; or buy commercial Play Doh.

One or two days before using the Ear Candles, put a few drops of olive oil in each ear to be candled. Using slight pressure, massage from the ear down the side of the throat (following the Eustachian tube) to clear the Eustachian tube. This will produce a natural draft allowing the Ear Candle to work

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Another person is needed.

Have your spouse or a friend help with candling.

Materials Needed: 

Ear candles (for both ears, two to three per ear)  

Aluminum foil

Scissor

Lighter or matches

Dough – Use commercial Play Doh, or make your own.

Before starting:

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Procedure: 

beeswax-ear-candles-treatmentHave the person being candled lie on a bed or couch, on their side during candling.  The assistant  should sit or stand behind the person to be candled.  This position allows the assistant access to hold, adjust, and trim the candle.

Positioning the Ear Candle:

Insert the end of the candle that  has the dough wrapped around it gently into the ear.  The candle must  fit snugly in the ear.  Don’t push too hard or it will force the end of the candle to pinch shut.  Lightly press  the dough around the candle so that it seals off any air from the ear. When positioned correctly, it creates the vacuum or suction that pulls the ear war and other materials that may be in the ear into the candle.

Cut a piece of aluminum foil approximately four inches square or larger.  Make a small hole in the middle of the foil and slide it down over the Ear Candle until it reaches the ear.  The foil is for protection in case some of the ashes happen to fall from the candle while it is burning.

Light the Ear Candle and let it burn down until it is about one and a half inches from the ear.  Extinguish the candle and remove it from the ear.

What are you going to hear?

While the candle is burning, you should hear sounds similar to those when you place a sea shell over your ear.  Adjust the candle so that you can hear this sound.  Throughout the candling process you should hear the sea shell sound and a crackling sound.  The crackling sound is coming from the wax material being sucked from the ear. How many candles are needed? Depending upon the amount of wax build up, up to three candies may be needed per ear.  Upon removal you may wish to cut the remaining candle open to see how much war was extracted, Repeat the procedure for the other ear.

What if the candling doesn’t work?

If you feel the candle is not working properly, check for the following possible causes:

1 -your Eustachian tube is closed.

2 -the candle is not properly sealed off.

3 -there is no need for candling.

We would love to hear your results after you have used the candles.

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday OCT. 7, 2013

WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE

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WELLNESS/PREVENTION:  Surprising Signs of an Unhealthy Heart Sexual problems Something cardiologists know but the average guy doesn’t: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is one of the best early tip-offs to progressive heart disease. Researchers at the Mayo clinic followed men ages 40-49 with erectile dysfunction and found they were twice as likely to develop heart disease as those with no sexual health problems. Snoring, Sleep Apnea, and Other Breathing Problems During Sleep If you snore loudly enough to keep your sleeping partner awake or to force him or her to resort to earplugs, your heart may be at risk as well. Those with sleep apnea were found to have three times the normal risk of having a heart attack within five years. Sore, Swollen, or Bleeding Gums  Experts believe that poor circulation due to heart disease could be an underlying cause of periodontal disease. Puffy or Swollen Legs or Feet Fluid retention occurs when the heart doesn’t pump strongly enough and blood doesn’t carry waste products away from tissues. Edema usually starts in the feet, ankles, fingers, hands, and legs because they’re furthest from the heart, where circulation is poorer. Irregular Heartbeat or Arrhythmia An early sign that something in the cardiovascular system is out of whack is irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia. It may feel like your heart is skipping beats, beating too fast, or pounding too hard. Constriction or Aching in the Chest or Shoulder The most common symptom of coronary artery disease (CAD) is angina, a type of chest pain. Shortness of Breath An early sign that something is wrong with a major bodily system is shortness of breath, typically with exercise, exertion, and stress. (Typically, shortness of breath indicates either early-stage heart disease or early-stage lung disease.

IN THE NEWS: Girls who eat peanut butter may have improved breast health later in life Eating more peanut butter may help improve girls’ breast health later in life, according to a new study from Washington University and Harvard Medical School. Researchers from the two universities analyzed the health histories of 9,039 U.S. girls from 1996 to 2001, when they were between the ages of 9 and 15, and later from 2005 to 2010, when they were 18 to 30 years old. The findings showed that girls who ate peanut butter or nuts two times a week were 39 percent less likely to develop benign breast disease by the time they turned 30, compared to girls who never ate peanut butter or nuts.

CHIROPRACTIC: Cancer Treatment Centers of America Highlighted in ACA News Cover Story  Arlington, Va.—The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) today announced that Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA)—a pioneer in integrative care, incorporating chiropractic services and other supportive therapies into its advanced, evidenced-based cancer treatments. At CTCA’s five regional hospitals, chiropractic physicians work on teams alongside surgeons and oncologists to support cancer patients during their treatment. Its patient-centered approach came from a simple question, “If your mother had cancer, how would you want her to be treated?” CTCA’s founder, Richard J. Stephenson, lost his mother to cancer and wished that her treatment had been more focused on providing comprehensive care in addition to the advanced treatment options she needed.

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Eyelights & The Brain

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Light and color entering the eyes in a certain configuration can help maximize brain function. Because most people use one dominant eye and this activate only half of their brain capacity in processing. With the use of eyelights we can stimulate and balance full brain function.

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When light enters the eye information travels from the retina to the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) located in the thalamus of the brain. There are two geniculate nuclei, each comprised of 6 layers: two magnocellular layers and 4 parvocellular layers. Magno pathways have large cells that carry out fast processes for perceiving position, motion, shape, and low contrast. The magno cells form the major input to the dorsal stream (parietal lobes) or “where or how” pathway. Parvo pathways have smaller cells that carry out slower processes for perceiving still images, color, detail, and high contrasts. The parvo cells form the major input to the ventral stream (temporal lobes) or “what” pathway.

 

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Because eye dominance sets in and information becomes suppressed, only 6 of the 12 layers are being excited. Therefore, only 50% of the thalamus is being stimulated. When Eyelights are applied to the non-dominant eye in a monocular fashion excitation occurs within the 6 lesser functioning layers, resulting in stimulation of the entire thalamus.

An excitatory barrage then travels to the mesencephalon, the most metabolic area of the brain, causing an increase in cellular activity. When these cells become excited they metabolize glucose for energy and produce new proteins in order to stay healthy, creating a cell with more stamina and endurance. The excitatory barrage travels also to the parietal, temporal, and occipital lobes of the brain, while collateral fibers lead to the pineal gland, pituitary gland, and hypothalamus.

Neurotransmitters

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Neurotransmitters are naturally occurring chemicals responsible for communication of information between neurons in the brain and between the brain and organs of the body. A chemical imbalance occurs when an irregularity exists in the production, absorption, or re-absorption (reuptake) of neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. It is thought that a continuous state of stress or agitation experienced over extended periods of time can force the brain to cycle through important neurotransmitters too quickly, creating an imbalance.

Research has shown that light projections into the eye can have a profound effect on the hormonal system, emotions, stress levels, sleep, brain function, and many other aspects of a patient’s biochemistry. One study showed remarkable changes in the concentration of neurotransmitters in the cerebro-spinal fluid.

Serotonin

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    Serotonin is a major neurotransmitter found in cardiovascular tissue, the peripheral nervous system, blood cells, and the central nervous system. 90% of serotonin is in the intestine and the rest in blood platelets and the brain. Although the CNS contains less than 2% of the total serotonin in the body, serotonin plays a very important role in a range of brain functions.

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In addition to mood control, serotonin has been linked with a wide variety of functions, including the regulation of sleep, pain perception, body temperature, blood pressure, and hormonal activity. Outside the brain, serotonin is particularly involved with the gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems.

In order to stimulate serotonin production, Eyelights will be worn with the top row of lights blinking brighter.

Dopamine

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Dopamine is critical to the way the brain controls our movements and is concentrated in groups of neurons called the basal ganglia. The basal ganglia are a collection of neurons deep to the white matter of the cerebral cortex. Dopaminergic neurons are widely distributed throughout the brain via three pathways. Movement control also involves the interaction of many other brain regions, including the motor cortex, the thalamus, the cerebellum, and a large number of neuron groups located within the mesencephalon and brain stem.  Loss of dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra, which connects with the basal ganglia, is a major factor in Parkinson’s disease, where a person loses the ability to execute smooth, controlled movements.

Disruption of the dopamine system has also been linked to psychosis, schizophrenia, and addiction. Drugs used to enhance the action of dopamine have been known to cause sleep attacks, hallucinations, dizziness, headaches, and fatigue. Anti-psychotic drugs, which block dopamine receptors, can even cause symptoms normally associated with Parkinson’s such as tremors, dystonia, and the slowing down of facial expression and body movements.

In order to stimulate dopamine production, Eyelights will be worn with the bottom row of lights blinking brighter.

Conditions that are helped

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Eyelights therapy can excite nerve cells, minimizing further degeneration, and potentially slow down the progression of the disease.   Light therapy can also cause the brain to produce higher levels of neurotransmitters, improving function within the temporal lobe (memory/mental state). Recommendations:   Red component, Violet lens, Top row brighter

Dyslexia: Eyelights therapy stimulates the entire thalamus so that all 12 layers are functioning at their optimal level.  When 100% of the thalamus is excited, magno cell function will improve.  It has been found that 87% of reading disabled children showed an improvement in comprehension while reading with blue filters.  It is thought that a blue filter removes enough of the red in what a person sees thus allowing the magno cells to work properly. Recommendations:  Red or black component, Blue or Yellow lens, Bottom row  brighter

ADHD: Many symptoms of ADHD are similar to those associated with binocular vision problems, such as convergence insufficiency and accommodative problems.  Eyelights therapy can help to strengthen the weaker eye muscle by stimulating the visual system.  Light therapy creates global excitation of the brain, causing an elevation in the production of hormones and neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine.  Studies have shown that color can also have a profound effect on behavioral and learning problems.  Certain colors can reduce hyperactivity, increase attention span, and improve speed and accuracy.   Behavioral problems within the classroom have been linked to the fact that fluorescent lighting in classrooms is lacking the blue spectrum of color.  Recommendations:  Red component, Blue lens, Top row brighter

Autism: By stimulating the non-dominant eye you can excite the entire thalamus, resulting in global excitation of the brain.  A cascade of excitation and activity occurs and eventually reaches each of our other senses, resulting in a better ability to coordinate sensory information.   Recommendations:  Red component, Clear lens, Top row brighter

Stroke: Eyelights therapy initiates cellular activity, causing cells to produce new proteins in order to stay healthy.  Since visual pathways are extensive throughout the brain, using light therapy to excite the cells around the area of stroke can be an effective rehabilitative tool.  Eyelights therapy can minimize further degradation of tissues around the affected area.  The excitation of cells can enhance the comeback and maturation of the damaged area to help improve mental, physical, and cognitive losses. Recommendations:  Black component, Yellow lens, Bottom row brighter

Multiple Sclerosis: Light therapy can help sustain myelination by exciting the cerebellum, and in turn, exciting cells into producing proteins in order to stay healthy.  This stimulation also helps to stabilize muscles of the spine, allowing for better integrity of mid-line structures.  Recommendations:  Black component, Yellow lens, Bottom row brighter

Tourette Syndrome: Eyelights therapy can calm down outburst activity occurring within the cortical layers of the brain.  Light therapy can be used to enhance serotonin production, allowing for a readjustment in dopamine levels.  Recommendations:  Black component, Blue or Violet lens, Top row brighter

Scoliosis: The brain influences spinal structures.  Medial rectus eye muscles and multifidi muscles of the spine are under the same neurological relationships and have the same constraints.  So, by stimulating the non-dominant eye, the multifidi also become stimulated and tone changes will occur. Recommendations:  Black component, Yellow lens, Bottom row brighter

Visual Field Loss: Because eye dominance sets in, only 50% of the thalamus functions at its optimal level.  When light is applied strictly to the non-dominant eye, the entire thalamus becomes stimulated, resulting in global cortical excitation.  Monocular Eyelights therapy will stimulate the lesser functioning system, resulting in activation of all magno and parvo cell layers.  Recommendations:  Monocular stimulation of the non-dominant eye

Color Therapy

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Research shows that some colors can stimulate certain bodily enzymes to be 500% more effective.  And some colors can increase the rate of enzymatic reactions, activate or deactivate certain enzymes, and affect the movement of substances across cell membranes.

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It has been found that 87% of reading disabled children showed an improvement in comprehension when reading with blue filters. One study showed that children’s ADHD symptoms were significantly better after participating in green outdoor activities.   In some patients who have suffered strokes, color has successfully eliminated paralysis and helped to fully restore normal body function.

Emotional Freedom Techniques: EFT

 

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Dr. Roger J. Callahan, a dedicated psychologist with over 40 years experience, has brought some stunning discoveries to the public that are changing the face of psychology.

The body’s energy system

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Our bodies have a profound electrical nature. Any beginning course in anatomy covers this. Shuffle your feet across a carpet and then touch an item made of metal. Sometimes you can see the static electricity that is discharged from your fingertip. This wouldn’t be possible unless your body had an electrical nature to it.

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Electricochemical messages are constantly sent throughout your body to keep it informed of what is going on. Without this energy flow you would not be able to see, hear, feel, taste or smell.

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Our electrical systems are vital to our physical health. What could be more obvious? When the energy stops flowing….we die.  No one disputes it. In fact, civilization has known about this for milleniums. About 5,000 years ago, the Chinese discovered a complex system of energy circuits that run throughout the body. These energy circuits…or meridians as they are called…are the basis for modern day acupuncture, acupressure and a wide variety of other healing techniques.

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This energy courses through the body and is invisible to the eye. It cannot be seen without high tech equipment. By analogy, you do not see the energy flowing through a TV set either. You know it is there, however, by its effects.

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In the same way, EFT gives you striking evidence that energy flows within your body because it provides the effects that let you know it is there. By simply tapping near the end points of your energy meridians you can experience some profound changes in your emotional and physical health. These changes would not occur if there was no energy system. Western medical science tends to focus on the chemical nature of the body and has not paid much attention to these subtle, but powerful, energy flows until recent years. No one denies their existence, however, even though they have been given very little weight in medicine and no weight whatsoever in psychology. But they do exist and are attracting an expanding group of researchers.

Dr. Callahan’s first experience

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Here’s the story.

In 1980 Dr. Callahan was working with a patient, Mary, for an intense water phobia. She suffered from frequent headaches and terrifying nightmares, both of which were related to her fear of water. To seek help, she had been going from therapist to therapist for years….with no material improvement. Dr. Callahan tried to help her by conventional means for a year and a half. He didn’t make much headway either. Then one day he stepped outside the normal “boundaries” of psychotherapy. Out of curiosity, he had been studying the body’s energy system and decided to tap with his fingertips under her eyes (an end point of the stomach meridian). This was prompted by her complaint of some stomach discomfort.

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To his astonishment, she announced immediately that her phobia was gone and she raced down to a nearby swimming pool and began throwing water in her face. No fear. No headaches. It all went away….including the nightmares. And it has never returned. She is totally free of her water phobia. Results like that are rare in the field of psychotherapy…but commonplace with EFT.

A first hand description.

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Here’s how Dr. Callahan describes it in his 1990 book, “The Rapid Treatment of Panic, Agoraphobia and Anxiety.” “….I was totally unprepared for what happened. As I tapped under her eyes, Mary said, “It’s gone!.” “What’s gone?”, I asked. “My fear of water, it’s gone, I don’t have those awful feelings in my stomach any more!”

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We were working in my home office and I said, with a somewhat challenging and skeptical tone, “Let’s go down to the pool and see.” I fully expected her to resist as usual, but, to my surprise, I had to hurry to keep up with her on the way to the pool. For the first time, she looked at the water, put her head near it and splashed water in her face, from the shallow end. I watched in amazement, as she joyfully shouted, “It’s gone, it’s gone!” Mary’s next move frightened me. She suddenly ran toward the deep end of the pool, and this sudden total absence of fear around the pool was so unusual for her that I shouted, “Mary, be careful!” I was afraid that she might jump into the pool and drown. She laughed when she saw my alarm and reassured me; “Don’t worry Doctor Callahan, I know I can’t swim.” Ten years experience with the treatment has since taught me that the treatment does not cause sudden stupidity. Respect for reality, I have learned, is not diminished by successful treatment. All Mary needed was that tap under the eyes. Later, I learned that most people need more. In any case, I started trying the treatments on some of my other phobic clients, and found that I got similar results in about one of five. The discovery of psychological reversal and other refinements in the treatments have now boosted our success rate to about 98%.

This, of course, got Dr. Callahan’s attention. He has since refined and expanded his findings to a series of related routines. They encompass nearly every area of emotional improvement imaginable….from phobias to panic disorders to sports performance. And, along the way, he has also applied these techniques to physical problems and addictive cravings with notable success.

The source of EFT

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Dr. Callahan first learned this technique in a “” course.  Dr. George Goodheart, D.C.,  discovered in the 1950’s a diagnostic system called “Applied Kinesiology”. This system first uncovered how these points could be used in correcting dysfunction within the body. Chiropractic physicians have been using this information for several years and helping the body return itself to normal health.

Case history  – Alcoholism

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Aaron got completely over his addiction to alcohol. This, of course, is a much more serious addiction than coffee, soft drinks or chocolate. He went to bed drunk every night and spent his days with a hangover. In hiswords, “Alcohol was my God.” He needed several sessions with EFT and he performed the routines several times per day. As a result, withdrawal was easy. In the early stages, he walked by his favorite beer at the supermarket with a sense of pride. And now, one year later, he finds it repulsive. He has no cravings for alcohol whatsoever. He has his life back. He even passed up a New Year’s Eve party because he “didn’t want to be around a bunch of drunks.” Here’s a note of common sense. Once an addiction is broken, that doesn’t mean you can’t become re-addicted.

Once you get by your addiction to alcohol, or anything else, stay away from it or you will need to break the addiction again. EFT does not allow you to “have a little now and then” of your addictive substance.

Case history  – Fear of needles

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Connie was very anxious around needles. She would become nauseous and often faint when it was necessary to have her blood taken. This was limiting, indeed, if she was to have regular physical examinations and maintain good health. EFT was applied to her for just a few minutes. The fear went away and her next exposure to needles was without any fear whatsoever. This is typical….especially with phobic responses like this. Usually just a few minutes with the techniques creates a lasting result. This is true even if the object of the phobia (needles in this case) is not present at the time. In those few times where the actual situation still brings on some of the fear it usually only takes another round of EFT to eliminate it permanently.

If you or someone you love is having a problem with anxiety, depression, a phobia or some other issue you think EFT could help please discuss it with Dr. Keefe.

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Anxiety, Depression and Your Gut

New research has shown the connection between stomach and intestinal issues with depression and anxiety and a sense of well-being.

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THE INTESTINAL MUCOSA is covered by a mucus gel layer that plays important physiological roles including lubrication, protection against colonization by pathogenic bacteria and their toxins, protection against luminal proteases arising from bacterial and mucosal cells, and constitution of a diffusion barrier for small molecules

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Colonic mucus cells are located in the vicinity of enteric nerves, enteroendocrine cells, and resident immune cells, which suggests a potential role of neurotransmitters, hormonal peptides of the large bowel, and inflammatory mediators.

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The Brain-Gut Connection

– Every known neurotransmitter present in the brain is present in the gut

– The gut is the most ‘nervous’ organ in the body or is that nervy? It’s got a lot of innervation!

– The gut has independent mechanisms from the brain to regulate actions [enteric nervous system ENS]

New research has shone the connection between the stomach and intestinal issues with depression and anxiety as well as a sense of well-being.

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95% of your serotonin is made in the intestines.  Both anxiety and depression as well as sleep disorders can be related to low serotonin levels.  Serotonin is just one of many neurotransmitters that are important in a person’s overall sense of well-being.

Nerves have a language similar to speech. The alphabet of this language is the neurotransmitter. The location and amount of neurotransmitters secreted are the language spoken to the brain. Our nerves learn the language by repetitive stimulation.

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Neurotransmitters

Neurotransmitters send signals throughout the nervous system.  We used to think these chemicals, such as dopamine and serotonin, resided in the brain at the end of nerve cells.  We now know that they can be found in many other organs–the heart, the gut, the immune system–and that they can diffuse out into the tissues and the blood.  This is why so much of what happens to us shows up in many different parts of the body; why depression, associated with low serotonin levels in the brain, also causes decreased immune function and decreased bowel function, and why anti-depressants can have gastrointestinal side effects.

The Second Brain

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– The GI tract ‘is’ a second brain which is somewhat independent of, but interaction with, the brain in the cranium

– Independent of guidance from the head, the gut can secrete, contract and respond to stimuli such as distention.

– Communication is a two-way street up and down from brain to gut

Unknown to most people, we actually have two physical brains. You’re intimately familiar with the brain encased in your skull. But did you know you also have a second brain in your gut?

Actually, over one half of your nerve cells are located in your gut.

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And you may be even more surprised to learn that your second “gut brain” contains neurons and neurotransmitters just like those found in your skull.

Plus here’s something that may come as even more of a shock! Just like your primary brain, your “gut brain” is also able to learn, remember, and produce emotion-based feelings.

The expression “gut-level feeling” isn’t just a “saying.” We really do have feelings in our gut.

Our two brains communicate back and forth via a major nerve trunk extending down from the base of your brain all the way down into your abdomen. Because of this, your two brains directly influence each other.

When one brain becomes upset, the other joins right in.

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That’s why your stomach might get “fluttery” because of anxiety before an important meeting. Or why a late night spicy snack that’s hard on your stomach might also give you some nasty nightmares.

In “The Second Brain,” Dr. Michael Gershon, a professor at New York City’s Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, refers to the entire gastrointestinal system as “the body’s second nervous system.”

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“The brain is not the only place in the body that’s full of neurotransmitters,” Dr. Gershon explains. “One hundred million neurotransmitters line the length of the gut — approximately the same number found in the brain.”

Actually, the total of nerve cells in your gut is greater than the total nerves connecting the rest your body to your brain. This complex circuitry allows your “gut brain” to act totally independent of the brain in your skull.

It is no surprise that there is a direct relationship between emotional stress and physical distress. “Clinicians are finally acknowledging that a lot of dysfunction in GI disorders involves changes in the central nervous system,” said Gary Mawe, a professor of anatomy and neurobiology at the University of Vermont.

The big question is which comes first, physiology or psychology?

The enteric (GUT) and central nervous systems use the same hardware, as it were, to run two very different programs. Serotonin, for instance, is crucial to feelings of well-being.

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But 95 percent of the body’s serotonin is housed in the gut, where it acts as a neurotransmitter and a signaling mechanism. The digestive process begins when a specialized cell, an enterochromaffin, squirts serotonin into the wall of the gut, which has at least seven types of serotonin receptors. The receptors, in turn, communicate with nerve cells to start digestive enzymes flowing or to start things moving through the intestines.

Either way, what is good for one brain is often good for the other, too. A team of researchers from Penn State University recently discovered a possible new direction in treating intestinal disorders, biofeedback for the brain in the gut.

To put this simply: problems in your digestive system can be a source of not only emotional issues but even disorders like autism.  Even disorders that are considered IMMUNE system disorders like rheumatoid arthritis could be caused by digestive system disorders.

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The good news is chiropractic adjustments, diet and nutritional therapy are the most effective treatment for the digestive system.

Things to consider.

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Diet Tips

o Identify and avoid trigger foods.

o Practice conscious eating. Take time to savor food, chew thoroughly, and enjoy eating as a ritual.

o Don’t lie down right after a meal.

o Maintain a healthy weight.

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Stress

o Create calm. Turn off the television or computer during mealtimes.

o Learn and practice relaxation techniques.

Exercise

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o Exercise tones the intestines.

o Get regular. Aim for  30 to 60 minutes.

Crazy fit vibration exercise

Working with the crazy fit vibration exercise device. Simply standing on the device is helpful but you will accomplish a lot more by using certain positions. We will enclose pictures of different positions that you can try and you will determine what muscles and parts of the body these positions focus on. After you’ve tried different positions you can develop your own routine to maximize the effect.

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The remote control allows you to select each level of vibration intensity individually or you can use programmed 10 minute sessions that move through different vibration intensity. If you are going to use the device in any position other than standing I recommend starting out with the first level of intensity and work your way up slowly. Three 10 minute sessions will give you the 30 minute exercise time that is nationally recommended for fitness and health.

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It’s recommended when you first get the unit to position it against the wall or maybe in a corner where you have walls on both sides or between the wall and a piece of furniture for support. For balance and coordination is recommended not to hold onto anything by using the device but until you developed a good sense of balance you might want something you can grab onto if you feel like you’re losing your balance.

You can virtually exercise every muscle in your body with this device and you can slide exercise tubing with handgrips under the device to exercise your arms while standing. But the best way to exercise your arms is in the sit up or half set up posture with your arms on the device (start at the lowest setting).

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