Dirty air, dirty water, pollution and toxins in our food and environment. We live in the toxic world. But have you heard of dirty electricity. We are surrounded today by electronics and in fact a lot of us carry electronics on our body most of the time. Cell phones, tablet computers and music devices, we live in electromagnetic soup. And for some of us that can mean a significant impact on our health. If you are a electro-hypersensitive person you could be suffering from a host of symptoms and diseases because of that.
Just like a person with environmental allergies you could have significant problems with an elevated pollen count, people with electromagnetic sensitivities are surrounded by dirty electricity. If you don't have allergies and a high pollen count might not affect you, the same goes with dirty electricity though I believe were all affected to some degree because we have electromagnetic systems in our body. Our brain is electromagnetic marvel and to think all the electromagnetic fields around us don't have any effect is probably naïve.
It's kind of like smoking, not all people who smoke get lung cancer. In a 2006 European study, the risk of developing lung cancer was: 0.2% for men who never smoked (0.4% for women) 5.5% for male former smokers (2.6% in women) 15.9% for current male smokers (9.5% for women) 24.4% for male “heavy smokers” defined as smoking more than 5 cigarettes per day (18.5% for women). Some might get chronic bronchitis, heart disease or increased pain levels.
The same goes with dirty electricity here is a list of some of the symptoms that you can have if you electromagnetic sensitive: Neurological: headaches, dizziness, nausea, difficulty concentrating, memory loss, irritability, depression, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, weakness, tremors, muscle spasms, numbness, tingling, altered reflexes, muscle and joint pain, leg/foot pain, "Flu-like" symptoms, fever. More severe reactions can include seizures, paralysis, psychosis and stroke. Cardiac: palpitations, arrhythmias, pain or pressure in the chest, low or high blood pressure, slow or fast heart rate, shortness of breath. Respiratory: sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma. Dermatological: skin rash, itching, burning, facial flushing. Ophthalmologic: pain or burning in the eyes, pressure in/behind the eyes, deteriorating vision, floaters, cataracts. Others: digestive problems; abdominal pain; enlarged thyroid, testicular/ovarian pain; dryness of lips, tongue, mouth, eyes; great thirst; dehydration; nosebleeds; internal bleeding; altered sugar metabolism; immune abnormalities; redistribution of metals within the body; hair loss; pain in the teeth; deteriorating fillings; impaired sense of smell; ringing in the ears. How does this happen? The body is an electrical being. Every cell, tissue, and organ transmits information through tiny electrical currents which are disturbed by these high frequency fields, setting the body up for disease.
An example of how dirty electricity is created stems from how cell phone towers utilize energy. The towers operate on direct current. However, the electrical current supplied to the tower is in the form of an alternating current; therefore, the supply needs to be changed or converted. This is accomplished using an inverter. Inverters interrupt the alternating current and are a source of dirty electricity. This dirty electricity is put back into the power supply lines, which in turn, can enter a building through their electrical wiring.
In,DIRTY ELECTRICITY Dr. Milham discusses the recent proliferation of radio frequency radiation from cell phones and towers, terrestrial antennas, Wi-Fi and Wi-max systems, broadband internet over power lines, and personal electronic equipment and warns of the epidemic of disease and mortality that we may soon face because of these technologies. These technologies, he explains, are creating the 2nd wave of illnesses from electromagnetic fields, the first being from electrification beginning in the early part of the 20th century and only recently discovered thanks to Dr. Milham’s work.
William Rea, MD
Founder & Director of the Environmental Health Center, Dallas
Past President, American Academy of Environmental Medicine
“Sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation is the emerging health problem of the 21st century. It is imperative health practitioners, governments, schools and parents learn more about it. The human health stakes are significant”.
Olle Johansson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, The Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; Author of the BioInitiative Report’s section on the Immune System.
“It is evident that various biological alterations, including immune system modulation, are present in electrohypersensitive persons. There must be an end to the pervasive nonchalance, indifference and lack of heartfelt respect for the plight of these persons. It is clear something serious has happened and is happening.
“Grounding,” also called “Earthing” is the landmark discovery that Earth’s subtle surface energy field upholds the electrical stability of our bodies; thus serving as a foundation for vitality and health. In an age of rampant chronic disease due to the stresses of modern day lifestyle, reconnecting with the Earth’s energy beneath our feet provides a way back to better health. The profound effect of Grounding provides amazing healing, calming and balancing effects on the physical, mental and emotional bodies. Throughout history, humans have walked barefoot on the ground, which naturally discharges and prevents the buildup of electrical stress. When in contact with the Earth, this tranquil energy naturally transfers to any conductive object—whether it is a metal rod, a wire, a tree or plant, an animal, or a barefoot human—and they become “grounded.”
I will give you TWO websites that you can visit for materials to help you reconnect to the Earth's healthy magnetic field. Any time that you're in a body of water like an ocean or Lake you will have a grounding experience. Barehanded gardening or walking barefoot can help discharged the dirty electricity and rebalance your body's electrical system. That can be why some people are addicted to gardening OR yard work because it reconnects them to the Earth's magnetic field. You can sleep on grounded material that you can purchase from: http://www.lessemf.com. http://www.earthing.com . You can have grounding straps on your shoe. You can insert a grounding stake in your yard and run a grounding wire into your house or you can use a special grounding cord that you plug into an outlet and utilize the ground from your electrical system in the house.
But for individuals that have sleep disorders or issues like anxiety and depression you should definitely consider sleeping with your head on grounding material.
For more information on grounding our dirty electricity you can Google those terms and find multiple websites in videos on the subject. When it comes to grounding OR earthing I would suggest you type in electrical grounding to skip over all the esoteric and psyche websites on "spiritual grounding".
The body consist of structural, chemical and electrical magnetic components. As a chiropractic physician we work with the structural through realignment techniques called adjustments. As far as the chemical component of the body that's where diet and nutritional therapy play an important balancing role. But the electrical nature of the body is something a lot of people don't understand. Science has measured all types of electromagnetic fields that emanate from the body, sound, light, even x-ray and microwave energy have been detected. These electromagnetic fields are generated from chemical reactions in the body but there might be other sources for some of these electrical activities.
Electromagnetic fields can have both a positive and a negative effect on your body and thus your health. I have seen patients who have had health challenges due to power lines and generators running across their property. Some people seem to be more susceptible to electromagnetic fields than others. The use of magnets for controlling pain has a long history of success. Acupuncture is a form of electrical therapy, by the appropriate stimulation of certain key points you can help not only pain but regulate certain functions in the body as well. At Keefe clinic we have used different forms of acupuncture for almost 40 years with great success. We don't always use needles to stimulate points because electrical stimulation and tiny tape-on stimulators can work equally as well. Classic acupuncture recognizes 12 meridians (electrical circuits) in the body that have an influence on how the body functions.
Just like the regulatory function of your nervous system, which utilizes a chemical/electrical property to control and coordinate your body, the acupuncture meridians and the energy that flows through those have a similar regulatory influence. Now if this electrical system is an independent system or just an extension of the nervous system we're not for sure. They obviously have an influence one on the other but much more research is needed to understand how they interact. When we work with the Meridian system we can simply hold and torque a point and get a response from the body. For instance let's talk about shoulder dysfunction for second. We have many methods to help restore normal range of motion when it is limited in the shoulder but one of them is what we call Meridian bending. We can have a patient who can only raise their arm about 90° due to pain or joint locking and then when we put pressure on the right point and torque it they can immediately raise to 180° which is normal range of motion for the shoulder. Not all shoulder problems are surgical, in fact probably most shoulder problems can be resolved with a combination of natural therapies. But every time that I see a patient go from 45° to 90° limited shoulder range of motion to a normal range of motion immediately after Meridian bending it amazes both me and the patient. But this shows how electrical problems can cause disruption in the normal muscular coordination of the complex shoulder joint. Simply, if one or more muscles are not in proper tone this can throw the shoulder out of balance causing limited range of motion. The same type of Meridian therapy can eliminate pain immediately in some cases or even improve function of internal organs.
Electrical imbalances can be caused by emotional stress, electrical stress with sensitive patients, like from computers, cell phones etc. and also can be caused by physical trauma. There are several ways to diagnose imbalances in the electrical system as well as several ways to correct the imbalance. The use of light (colors), magnetic stimulation, electrical stimulation, homeopathic remedies, sound (music), classical acupuncture needles and stimulators called press needles (tiny little thumbtack like stimulator) can help bring the electrical balance back to the Meridian system. As we have alluded to earlier when your electrical system is out of balance this can affect your moods, energy, function of organs and glands, causing structural problems and different types of pain patterns etc.
If you have a chronic health issue and no one else has been able to help you it could be that you have an electrical imbalance. As a chiropractic physician we consider structural, chemical and electrical issues when we are trying to help a patient recover their health. Most physicians have never been trained in treating let alone diagnosing electrical problems. Most physicians look at you as a bag of chemicals that need to be manipulated with other chemicals, this is not healthcare.
You only have one body and if you treat it well it will treat you well. Stay healthy!
Scientists often distinguish between “wanting” (“when I get this thing, life is better”) and “needing” (“unless I get this thing, life is worse”). In other words, “want” applies when you’re still trying out something; “need” applies when it owns you.
There is an equally interesting, if subtler, distinction between “wanting” and “liking.” Many times, we want more of something without liking it more. This category often covers things that we use instrumentally to achieve a long-term goal: For example, “I don’t like these gewgaws, but I want them all very badly because there’s a great potential market of people who want them even worse.”
A recent paper by Alison Jing Xu of the University of Minnesota and colleagues, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows how brain wiring can throw a wrench into this logic of wanting versus liking—so that we end up wanting something that we not only don’t like but also can’t use to better our lives in any way.
We start with a no-brainer: When our bodies are low on calories, we feel hungry. We animals then hunt more tenaciously, climb higher to search in trees for fruit, look longer for bugs to eat and—if we are pets—push our empty food bowls more irksomely against our owners’ ankles. In other words, hunger motivates food-acquisition behavior.
As it turns out, hunger also subliminally shifts our cognition. Prof. Xu’s team had volunteers look at a screen where combinations of letters appeared for a fraction of a second, and subjects had to rapidly say whether the letters formed correctly spelled words. Subjects who were hungry were more accurate at recognizing food-related words (”I have no idea if that was ‘broom’ or ‘broon,’ but that sure was ‘cookie’.”) So our basic animal wiring (“me hungry, me get food”) can unconsciously infiltrate how we perform the very sophisticated human task of reading comprehension.
But Prof. Xu’s team found something even more intriguing. When subjects doing the word/nonword task were hungry, they not only improved on food-related words but get better by an equal measure at assessing the accuracy of words related to acquisition in general (e.g., want, obtain, gain). Hunger doesn’t just prime us to think about food acquisition; it primes us to think about acquisition in general.
The researchers also found other evidence of this motivational shift. They gave 77 subjects a list of five food and five nonfood items and asked them to rate how much they wanted each one. Hungry subjects wanted both the food and the nonfood items more intensely than sated ones did.
John H. Keefe III, D.C.
IN THE NEWS: Women Put an Average of 168 Chemicals on Their Bodies Daily Almost 13,000 chemicals are used in cosmetics, and only about 10 percent have been evaluated for safety. Although the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the authority to regulate harmful ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products, they don't often exercise it… The average US woman uses 12 personal care products a day, containing 168 different chemicals. While most men use fewer products, they’re still exposed to about 85 such chemicals daily. Women with higher levels of personal-care chemicals in their bodies experienced menopause two to four years earlier than women with lower levels. NOTE: DETOX ON A REGULAR BASISAND USE NATURAL COSMETICS.
WELLNESS: For Lower Blood Pressure, Eat More of These If you want to protect your teens from high blood pressure as adults, ease off on salt restrictions and make sure they're getting enough potassium in their diets. The study, which was published in JAMA Pediatrics, found no evidence that higher intakes of salt had a negative effect on adolescent blood pressure. But girls who had high levels of potassium had lower blood pressure throughout adolescence than girls who were deficient in the mineral. Experts suggest an intake of 4,700 milligrams of potassium daily. Citrus fruits, bananas, potatoes, kale, and fish are rich sources of potassium.
CHIROPRACTIC: HELP FOR CROHN’S DISEASE Crohn’s disease is an ongoing disorder that is associated with inflammation of the digestive tract, also referred to as the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It can affect any area of the GI tract, from the mouth to the anus, but is more commonly found in the end of the small bowel (ileum) and the beginning of the large intestine (colon). Chiropractic offers hope for patients suffering from this condition. Nerve irritation sometimes can be the source of the information, food allergies, a toxic colon and even autoimmune issues can give rise to Crohn’s disease. With a combination of chiropractic adjustments to remove the nerve irritation and detoxification along with targeted nutrition directed towards the immune system and/or the colon have been very successful. Tell someone about chiropractic.
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It's really difficult for all of us to see when we are being programmed or manipulated through advertisement/propaganda. But pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars on conditioning the population to choose its products over other methods of treatment. And sometimes we're in automatic mode when we decide our choice in healthcare. This can be a problem for a number of reasons. The first thing to consider is if you are deciding to utilize a drug as your first option you might not understand the dangers of that approach. Besides the over 2000 deaths per week due to the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs and the fact that medical care is a number one cause for death in United States based on CDC statistics there are other reasons to think twice about drugs being your first approach.
Simply put drugs don't heal, drugs alter your perception of the condition. Let's take headaches for example most headaches are caused by misalignments in the upper neck (muscle tension), other causes could be toxicity problems, allergies, low blood sugar or hormonal problems. Which of these do you think an aspirin fixes? Did you know aspirin causes bleeding in the stomach, Excess Stomach Acid Secretion, Stomach Cramps, Blood coming from Anus, Decreased White Blood Cells? This is just a partial list of potential side effects. Again the aspirin doesn't treat any of the underlying causes for your condition. Let's say your headaches were related to hormonal imbalances because of the developing ovarian cyst. You keep treating the headaches with an aspirin and your ovarian cyst keeps getting worse to the point that it might burst. Wouldn't it have been nice if the physician you went to wanted to understand the source of your headaches? But a common problem is if you're a MD/DO and have powerful drugs that can mask symptoms then when a patient presents with certain symptoms you are just gonna write a prescription and consider it appropriate care.
As a chiropractic physician we don't mask symptoms with drugs, we have to figure out why the symptom is there. Just to classify the headache is a tension headache or migraine headache and then give the latest masking drug the pharmaceutical company has recommended, in my opinion, is not proper healthcare. Proper healthcare tries to determine the underlying cause for the condition and correct the cause. I'm not saying that can be done 100% of the time because we don't understand the body fully, I am saying that most the time it can be. The underlying cause for allergies is not an antihistamine deficiency it's an inappropriate functioning immune system. When you correct the immune system you correct the allergies. Acid reflux is not an antacid deficiency it is an imbalance somewhere within the digestive system. It needs to be found and corrected which might include changing your diet. Back pain is not a muscle relaxer or anti-inflammatory deficiency disease.
When you just treat the symptoms you allow the condition time to get worse. This is one of the reasons that chronic diseases are such a high prevalence in our society. When you chronically just treat symptoms over a lifetime you end up with a basket full of chronic conditions. And this is why many people live their last 10 or 15 years of life in a nursing home, in a wheelchair suffering from multiple health problems. If you don't want to end up there you have to change the choices you make with your body. The fact is most drug therapy is inappropriate. Let me make this clear, there is a time for drugs and there is a time for surgeries but they should be the last approach. Unfortunately when you let certain conditions developed to the point of no return you eliminate a number of your options to get well.
Natural healthcare focuses on health not disease. Disease care has led to horrible health statistics for countries that focus their attention there. When a type II diabetic is taking one, two or three different medications to try to control their blood sugar they are in fact shortening their life span and making chronic disease more likely. The sad thing is the vast majority of type II diabetics can be drug free and healthy by some simple dietary and nutritional approaches. Lowering your blood sugar with drugs to force the sugar out of the body is not the same as correcting the blood sugar problem. Find the cause, correct the cause.
It is true that antibiotics can help clear acne in patients who suffer from it but it's also true that antibiotics will wreck havoc on your digestive track and weaken your immune system. Is acne a antibiotic deficiency disease? The skin is just the expression of the health of the body. Acne has to do with body ecology, hormonal balance and sometimes food allergies. The chances are the use of antibiotics will make each of these issues worse. And has anybody heard of superbug infections? The overuse of antibiotics is the number one cause for death from superbug infections that have been growing every year for the past 25 years. Is there a place for antibiotics? There is but it's very rare. There are so many natural immune boosting techniques in natural healthcare that well over 98% of my patients never require any antibiotics in their lifetime as long as they are following the approaches we recommend. Sure there are exceptions to every rule but in our society the exception is the rule.
Do you want to be healthy? Drugs are not going to get you there. Drugs could save your life but the same drugs that saved your life could end your life if you keep taking them. Drugs are toxic, drugs are dangerous. If you want to be healthy then you have to practice a healthy lifestyle. Did you know your nervous system controlled and coordinated everything that happens in your body? That's why we focus on spinal health to maintain a proper nervous system function. That is one of the five laws of health that we encourage patients to follow. The second law would be the law of diet. Do you really believe you could eat Twinkies all day and stay healthy? Of course not. But just like the big Pharma, big Food has programmed you into digging your own grave with your fork.
You have to eat a diet that's consistent with your genetic makeup and actually has real food in it. Eating right is really not that hard with a little direction you can increase your energy levels, strengthen your cardiovascular systems and maintain proper blood sugar levels very easily. The third law is exercise. You don't have to run a marathons, in fact you can over exercise to your detriment. Exercise is also related to your genetic makeup. Some people doing the wrong type of exercise can actually hurt themselves. People who have some type of moderate, regular exercise will be healthier than those who don't. Law four is a positive mental and spiritual attitude. Life can be hard you need to have coping skills in order to to be successful. Spiritual disciplines have been shown by research to make us healthier and to allow us to live a longer life. In the fifth law is rest and relaxation.
None of these laws are really difficult to follow you just need to find yourself in a culture that encourages these. The pharmaceutical approach is not that culture. It is nice to have a fire department, it's also a lot better that you never have to call them. And in most circumstances with a little prudence those disasters can be avoided. One of the best ways to find yourself in the culture of better health is to choose natural healthcare. Making natural healthcare your first choice can prevent a number of disasters in your life and your families health. You still might be referred to a medical specialist from time to time but if your primary care is a physician in the natural healthcare field your outcomes would be greatly improved.
Are you locked in the matrix? Choose natural healthcare and choose a better life.
Nosebleeds can be dramatic and frightening. Luckily, most nosebleeds are not serious and can be handled fairly easily. They are divided into two types, depending on whether the bleeding is coming from the anterior (front of the nose) or posterior (back of the nose). Anterior nosebleeds make up more than 90% of all nosebleeds.
The bleeding usually comes from a blood vessel at the very front part of the nose. Anterior nosebleeds are usually easy to control, either by measures that can be performed at home or by a doctor. Posterior nosebleeds are much less common than anterior nosebleeds. They tend to occur more often in elderly people. The bleeding usually comes from an artery in the back part of the nose. These nosebleeds are more complicated and usually require admission to the hospital and management by an otolaryngologist (an ear, nose, and throat specialist).
Nosebleeds tend to occur during winter months and in dry, cold climates. They can occur at any age but are most common in children aged 2 to 10 years and adults aged 50 to 80 years.
Most commonly, trauma to the nose triggers a nosebleed. Trauma to the outside of the nose, such as a blow to the face, or trauma inside the nose, such as nose picking or repeated irritation from a cold, can cause a nosebleed.
Less commonly, an underlying disease process, such as an inability of the blood to clot, may contribute to the bleeding. Inability of the blood to clot is most often due to blood-thinning drugs such as warfarin(Coumadin) or aspirin. Liver disease can also interfere with blood clotting. Abnormal blood vessels or cancers in the nose are rare causes of nosebleeds. High blood pressure may contribute to bleeding but is almost never the only reason for a nosebleed.
To stop a nosebleed:
Sit up straight.
Lean your head forward. Tilting your head back will only cause you to swallow the blood.
Pinch the nostrils together with your thumb and index finger for 10 minutes. Have someone time you to make sure you do not release the nostrils any earlier.
Tired of pinching? Use a clothespin.
Spit out any blood in your mouth. Swallowing it may make you vomit.
Still dripping? Wad up a small piece of tissue or gauze, then stick it between your gums and upper lip in the area right under your nose. Leave it there for 5 to 10 minutes. The tissue puts pressure on the blood vessels that are sending blood to your nose. There are countless versions of this remedy—pouring vinegar, witch hazel, or lemon juice on the tissue; using a small square of brown paper from a bag sprinkled with salt; even placing a dime or a small, flat button under your upper lip instead of a tissue.
Apply an ice pack alongside the bleeding nostril. The cold narrows the blood vessels in the nose to slow the spurting.
Can you tell me how to stop frequent nosebleeds?
The power of prevention
If you want to avoid nosebleeds, keep your mucous membranes moist by drinking eight 8oz glasses of water a day. You are well hydrated if your urine is pale, not dark.
Don’t overdo the AC. Air-conditioning dries out the air, leaving you more prone to nosebleeds.
In winter, add moisture indoors by running a humidifier.
Spritz your nostrils liberally with a saline nasal spray.
Watch your aspirin intake. Aspirin can interfere with blood clotting, and of course that’s not a good thing if you get frequent nosebleeds.
If you have nasal allergies, treat them promptly. Between the constant irritation caused by allergens and the damage done by blowing your nose, nasal membranes take a real beating when you’re having an allergic reaction.
If you often have trouble with nosebleeds, take 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams of vitamin C every day to help prevent them. Vitamin C helps strengthen capillary walls and is also a vital component of collagen, a substance that gives your nostrils a moist, protective lining. Along with vitamin C, take 1000 milligrams daily of a bioflavonoid supplement such as grape-seed extract, pine-bark extract, pycnogenol, or proanthocyanins. Flavonoids are known to heal capillaries.
Cayenne pepper can help to prevent frequent nosebleeds. The suggested dose is 600 mg a day.
Finally, make sure you’re eating enough broccoli and leafy greens, which contain vitamin K, the clotting vitamin. If you continue to have frequent nosebleeds on this regimen, consider adding a vitamin K supplement, 100 mcg per day. (If you are taking Coumadin or another blood thinner, you need to avoid the synthetic form of vitamin K (MK-4). Instead, talk to your doctor about taking a low dose of K2 (MK-7), approximately 45 mcg per day) to stop or prevent frequent nosebleeds.
It is said that we get sick one cell at a time and we get well one cell at a time. The natural healing process can be subtle sometimes, particularly if you are used to a drug affect in dealing with symptoms. Because drugs don’t heal they just suppress symptoms, sometimes the relief can be quick even though the underlying cause is not being addressed at all.
The natural healing process be it chiropractic, acupuncture, nutritional therapy, detox, better diet or exercise the results come from internal healing and the reestablishment of normal function. Sometimes patients can feel a somewhat fast improvement, but real healing takes time.
If we’re talking about chiropractic adjustments, the purpose is to establish normal nervous system function. Since your nervous system controls and coordinates every part and system of the body you can see why reducing the stress on the nervous system is so important. The body knows exactly what to do to maintain proper function (health), just sometimes it can’t express that information because of stress on key nerves. Be it acid reflux, allergies, headaches, back pain or hormonal imbalances the body knows how to correct these. But when the communication channels of the body get compromised by misalignments, the body is not able to maintain normal function and thus disease is the result. It can take months and maybe years before that disease becomes manifest through symptoms. And so when you start care you might think because the symptoms just started last week or last month that it’s a young condition. The truth is this condition could’ve taken years to first become symptomatic. Yes the symptoms started last week or last month but the condition started years before.
As we begin to correct the problem at the spine then cells that have been functioning improperly take time to heal and reestablish normal function. Luckily symptoms can disappear fairly quickly in most cases and this can be confusing to patients because when the pain is gone or the symptom has left, they can think that they are well again. This can cause them to mistakenly end care too soon. And thus the condition will continue to develop underground until you have breakthrough symptoms eventually, which could be somewhat different than the symptoms you had before.
A similar scenario happens when we are doing nutritional therapy. Nutrients due to faulty diet, stress and other factors can become imbalanced or deficient over time. This will cause cells to start to malfunction and when enough cells are malfunctioning then the organ will start to malfunction. Again symptoms will be the last to appear and usually represent something that’s taken months if not years to develop. As we determine what nutrients are necessary to restore normal function it can take time for the body to do the healing. Again when the symptoms leave it doesn’t mean the process is completed.
There are a series of steps that tend to take place in all healing. The body will need to detox poisons that have developed due to faulty diet and systems that are not functioning properly and thus not detoxing properly. And then nutrient levels have to be reestablished and rebalanced in order for cells to start functioning properly. And as enough cells start to function as they should then the organ will start to function better. The body will start replacing weak and sick cells with stronger or more healthy cells. And so you literally get healthier one cell at a time. As cells and thus organs start to function better then the body as a whole needs to rebalance how organs and glands are functioning in order to maintain overall health.
Health is really more of a journey than a destination. You’re never going to reach 100% health, that’s a goal that you always reach for. And in the process of reaching for better health you will find yourself functioning in much better health. As your body functions better you notice better energy, more restorative sleep, better mental focus and memory, more endurance and less susceptibility to illness.
There are five basic steps that you should always be taking on a regular basis if you’re committed to better health.
One is diet, this includes detoxification. Diet must be matched to your genetic makeup in order to supply you with the necessary building blocks to maintain good health. Just eating whole foods is not enough if you’re eating them in an unbalanced manner based on your genetic makeup, you need the appropriate ratio of fats, carbohydrates and proteins.
Step two is exercise again this should be balance to your body type. Exercise is not only good for conditioning but it helps the heart and improves the body’s elimination of toxins.
Step three is rest and relaxation. This helps eliminate the effects of stress on the body balancing neurotransmitters that can help with a sense of well-being and a better quality of sleep.
Step four is a positive mental and spiritual attitude This helps us focus better on our purpose in life and also improves our sense of well-being.
Step five is a healthy nervous system which is what chiropractic adjustments help accomplish by removing the stress on the nervous system itself.
Health is your most important asset, without it you can’t be as productive as you need, you might not be able to support your family like you want, plus the quality of your life will suffer. The most important thing is that you focus on the most important thing.
Courtesy of: John H. Keefe III, D.C.
IN THE NEWS: Big Pharma = Big Bias By Anthony Rosner, PhD, LLD [Hon.], LLC, Big Pharma [the pharmaceutical industry] is indeed big- Basically, a cornucopia of evidence suggests that, at best, the pharmaceutical industry has tweaked the research agenda and dissemination protocol in its favor, regardless of the science. At worst, there are examples in which Big Pharma has actually fudged results. Indeed, even the medical journals have either raised alarm or fallen under industry's influence more than one might have reckoned at the outset. Consider a few choice quotes from the medical journal editors themselves: Marcia Angell, former editor of The New England Journal of Medicine: The pharmaceutical industry has become "primarily a marketing machine," co-opting "every institution that might stand in the way. “Jerry Kassirer, also a former editor of NEJM, pointed out that the "moral compass of many physicians has been deflected by the pharmaceutical industry. “Richard Horton, editor of the Lancet, wrote in March 2004 that "journals have devolved into information laundering operations for the pharmaceutical industry." Buyer beware http://www.toyourhealth.com/mpacms/tyh/article.php?id=2117
WELLNESS/PREVENTION: Probiotics may help relieve seasonal allergies Researchers analyzed the results from more than 20 previous studies and found that hay fever sufferers may get some benefits from using probiotics, improving their symptoms and quality of life. In the new study, published online in April in the journal International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, researchers reviewed data from 23 randomized trials and more than 1,900 people. Six of 23 studies found probiotics had no benefit to people with hay fever, the researchers said. Note: your gut is your second immune system AND the type and amount of probiotics differ for each individual that’s why six of these studies showed no benefit.
CONDITION OF THE WEEK: SPORTS PERFORMANCE Jordan Spieth didn't just capture the hearts of golf enthusiasts worldwide with his record-setting, wire at the 79th Masters Tournament last month; the 21-year-old prodigy also revealed how important his doctor of chiropractic is to his success, giving him kudos during the traditional Green Jacket Ceremony following the event. In his speech, Spieth made sure to thank the team "that allow my on-course efforts to come out": his instructor, his trainer – and his chiropractor, Dr. Troy Van Biezen. "They are the best at what they do and I put full trust in them," Spieth said.
FUNNY BONE: A plateau is the highest form of flattery.@@ It’s hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take things literally.@@Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.@@A soldier survived mustard gas in battle, and then pepper spray by the police. He's now a seasoned veteran.@@What's the best thing about Switzerland? I don't know, but their flag is a huge plus.@@ They all laughed when I said I wanted to be a comedian. Well, they're not laughing now.@@I used to be addicted to soap, but I'm clean now.@@Two penguins walk into a bar... which is stupid because the second one should have seen it.
John H. Keefe III, D.C.
IN THE NEWS: FDA revisits safety of health care antiseptics such as Purell After roughly 40 years, U.S. health regulators are seeking data to see if the cocktail of ingredients in antiseptics used in hospitals, clinics and nursing homes are as safe and effective as they were once considered. The Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it is asking manufacturers for more data, including on absorption, potential hormonal effects and bacterial resistance of these 'active' ingredients in antiseptics, to see if they are still appropriate for use in a health care setting. NOTE: antiseptic products have been associated with antibiotic resistant organisms AND thus the use of these could contribute to hospital infections that could be deadly. Hydrogen peroxide and nixall are safe antiseptics and are used by your own white blood cells to kill bacteria.
WELLNESS: Boost Your Brain Health by Developing a Higher Purpose in Life prevents stroke and promotes longer life One of the five laws of health that we promote is a positive mental and spiritual attitude. Personality traits like optimism and having a sense of purpose can benefit your health in a number of different ways, and ultimately help you live longer. One recent study found that having a sense of purpose reduced odds of suffering a stroke by 44 percent. Happiness, optimism, life satisfaction, and other positive psychological attributes are also associated with a lower risk of heart disease. Find your purpose, live your purpose.
CONDITION OF THE WEEK: Degenerative joint disease There are different reasons that people develop degenerative changes in their spine and other joints of their body but misalignments can be a big factor. When in joint is out of alignment and you use it repetitively that produces abnormal stresses on the structures of the joint causing a breakdown. Inflammatory chemistry will amplify these misalignments and accelerate the destructive forces leading to forms of arthritis. Chiropractic care along with good diet and exercise can help prevent degenerative joint disease. Patients who maintain some type of ongoing chiropractic care enjoy a lot better health than those who don’t. Stay regular with your care, eat right, increase the anti-inflammatory foods in your diet, exercise (movement equals life) and maintain a positive mental and spiritual attitude. Live long and prosper.
FUNNY BONES: Churchill Downs, which hosts the Kentucky Derby, has banned the use of selfie sticks this year. Officials say that if you want to block someone’s view of the race, just do what everyone else does and wear an insanely giant hat. Jimmy Fallon "In a recent poll, one in four people said they'd donate a kidney to a complete stranger. Yeah, sure... 90 percent of people won't even let a stranger merge in traffic!" --Jay Leno My friend Tom said he stopped watching golf on TV. His doctor recommended that he get more exercise. So now he watches tennis.
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John H. Keefe III, D.C.
IN THE NEWS: Most countries woefully unprepared to fight resistant superbugs, says WHO Only 34 countries have national plans to fight the global threat of antibiotic resistance, meaning few are prepared to tackle "superbug" infections which put even basic healthcare at risk, the WHO said on Wednesday. In a survey of government plans to tackle the issue, the World Health Organization said only a quarter of the 133 countries that responded were addressing the problem. NOTE: because the medical profession could not control the use of antibiotics by their doctors they have developed a large population of bacteria that have learned a resistance against pharmaceutical antibiotics. If you’re used to using natural healthcare for infections you have nothing to worry about. Other than the fact these bacteria are not vulnerable to pharmaceutical antibiotics a healthy body can easily eliminate these. Natural healthcare enhances your own body’s immune system to eliminate these organisms.
WELLNESS: Acetaminophen, A Poor Choice for Relieving Your Low Back Pain Acetaminophen is the most popular pain reliever in the U.S., accounting for an estimated 27 billion annual doses as of 2009. With 100,000-plus hospital visits a year by users, it's also the most likely to be taken inappropriately. In fact, improper use, coupled with the drug's narrow safety margin, means "a large fraction of users [are] close to a toxic dose in the ordinary course of use," according to the Food and Drug Administration. But for the sake of discussion, let's ignore the safety issues for a moment. Is acetaminophen an effective pain reliever in the first place? Not for low back pain and pain attributable to knee / hip osteoarthritis. Painkillers are the number one cause for death among pharmaceutical drugs. Pain is your body’s signal that something’s wrong and turning that signal off is not only dangerous in the short term but because you allow a condition time to progress that could have increased dangers in long-term. Chiropractic seeks the cause and then corrects the cause. Be smart, choose chiropractic first.
CONDITION OF THE WEEK: Skin problems Many people don’t realize that chiropractic and natural healthcare can offer a solution to most skin problems. Unlike using antibiotics or steroids to suppress a skin condition we look for the underlying cause and work at correcting that. Simply not drinking enough water and thus not eliminating toxins through the normal channels your skin can be an avenue of trying to eliminate toxins and thus causing skin irritations. Colon problems, kidney problems, allergies, bacterial or fungal infections are just some of the issues that could be behind skin conditions. Don’t cover it up, fix it. Chiropractic works.
FUNNY BONE: The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note and posted on the Apple tray: "Take only one. God is watching." Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. A child had written a note, "Take all you want. God is watching the apples."
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