WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Sept. 28, 2015

 

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IN THE NEWS: Skip the anti-bacterial soap: regular suds work just as well Regular soap is just as effective as anti-bacterial soap at getting rid of germs through hand washing, a new study finds. This is hardly the first study to find no difference between the two types of soap, but it is the first to test regular and anti-bacterial soaps against 20 strains of bacteria in a lab, the researchers said. The investigators also tested the soaps on people’s dirty hands. Today, manufacturers add triclosan to an array of products, including toothpaste, shampoo, clothing, kitchenware, furniture and toys, with the goal of reducing or preventing bacterial contamination and growth, the researchers said. However, triclosan has been linked to several negative effects on health. Research has tied it to antibiotic resistance among germs, and allergies and hormone disruption in people. One study even found that long-term exposure to triclosan might cause cancer in mice.

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WELLNESS: Controlling blood sugar may help prevent dementia, study finds Controlling blood-sugar levels may help prevent dementia, a study released on Tuesday showed, offering hope to patients with diabetes that keeping glucose levels in check might reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other types of cognitive impairments. Studying 350,000 patients with Type 2 diabetes, researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden found that those with poor blood-sugar control had a 50% higher risk of being admitted to hospital than those with good control. Scientists have previously suggested a link between elevated blood-sugar levels and Alzheimer’s disease, but the researchers said this was the first large-scale study looking at how controlling the presence of glucose in the blood affected the risk of being diagnosed with dementia in the future.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: ALLERGIES as we enter fall this becomes a more classic time for people to suffer from allergies. Suppressing your immune system is not the appropriate approach. Our allergy mix helps desensitize your system and will help with the immediate symptoms as well as work towards a permanent immunity. Ask to be checked on our Allergy Mix.

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Someone said that you’re a quack, what does that mean?


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You would think healthcare would be a straightforward profession of people who just want to help other people get well. Unfortunately politics and rivalry gets involved with healthcare as well. Soon after the AMA was started, its attack on other professions was one of their main jobs. Most people think the AMA is a public service organization but they would be wrong because the AMA is a union for medical doctors. Like any other union their main job is to make the working environment for their members as profitable as possible. Part of that strategy included demonizing other professions that they saw as competitors. In the past, medicine has fought battles to limit the practices of such professionals as homeopaths, naturopaths, osteopaths, podiatrists, optometrists, dentists, psychologists and chiropractors. In the case of osteopathy and chiropractic, there are distinct differences in the approach to healing and health when compared to medicine. The last thing that organized medicine wants is for their doctrine of drugs and surgery to be challenged.

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 For dentists they had oral surgeons, for podiatrist and chiropractic physicians they had orthopedic surgeons. And for osteopaths they were the alternative. So if they could eliminate those other professions that would mean more money in the pockets of their members, they gave up the fight against dentistry years ago they saw that was a losing battle. Even though you might not hear a lot about propaganda against podiatry it’s still there to some degree.  When it comes to surgery on the foot and leg podiatrist tend to have the more sophisticated and effective techniques yet you won’t hear that from the AMA. When I was in school the osteopathic profession set down with the medical profession and worked out a truce. Today you won’t hear much animosity between these two professions though when I’ve talked to osteopaths they still say they’re treated like second-class citizens from the medical profession. But it seems their fight against chiropractic has historically been their most vicious. I assume they saw the writing on the wall that the stronger chiropractic got the more they would lose a share of the patient population. Because studies show when patients have equal access they pick natural healthcare over drugs and surgery by a large numbers.

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It was in 90s that the AMA commissioned a study on health practices and found more people were visiting doctors like chiropractic physicians then medical physicians. That was a shock to them and they immediately started to propagate changes in insurance coverage so more and more people would lose their access to chiropractic. Sometime back I believe in the 20’s they change the committee’s name that was fighting chiropractic to the “committee on quackery”. Very interesting use of language.

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Medicine’s opposition to chiropractic was at its strongest under the leadership of Morris Fishbein. Fishbein as Secretary of the American Medical Association from 1924 to 1949, lead a 50 year anti-chiropractic campaign in both professional publications and the public media. Fishbein called chiropractors “rabid dogs” and referred to them as “playful and cute..but killers.” He tried to portray chiropractors as members of an unscientific cult, caring about nothing but taking their patients money.

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I guess since over 3000 people a week die from medical care they never heard the adage people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Any given year that you calculate death rates from the CDC website you will find that medicine is either the first or second leading cause of death. It takes a little work adding up all the different categories that they have listed under medical care but that’s been true for a long time. Chiropractic is not only the safest of the three largest healthcare professions in the US but we have the lowest malpractice rates. I guess that’s something Fishbein did not look into on his campaign against chiropractic.

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In the October 1976, Chiropractic sued the AMA in federal court for discrimination and won the case. Wilk, et al   vs.   the AMA, et al It took several years because the AMA played every legal trick in the book but as soon as the case was brought many medical concerns quickly settled and stop their anti-chiropractic rhetoric. In 1987 , following 11 years of legal action, a federal appellate court judge ruled that the AMA had engaged in a “lengthy, systematic, successful and unlawful boycott” designed to restrict cooperation between MDs and chiropractors in order to eliminate the profession of chiropractic as a competitor in the United States health care system.

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During the preceedings it was shown that the AMA attempted to:

Undermine Chiropractic schools

Undercut insurance programs for Chiropractic patients

Conceal evidence of the effectiveness of Chiropractic care

Subvert government inquires into the effectiveness of Chiropractic

Promote other activities that would control the monopoly that the AMA had on health care

(This was upheld by the 7th United States Circuit Court of Appeals.)

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The AMA offered a patient care defense; however, data from Workmen’s Compensation Bureau studies served to validate chiropractic care. Specifically, studies comparing chiropractic care to care by a medical physician were presented which showed that chiropractors were “twice as effective as medical physicians, for comparable injuries, in returning injured workers to work at every level of injury severity.”

 

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The settlement of the suit included an injunctive order in which the AMA was instructed to cease its efforts to restrict the professional association of chiropractors and AMA members. The AMA was also ordered to notify its 275,000 members of the court’s injunction. In addition, the American Hospital Association (AHA) sent out 440,000 separate notices to inform hospitals across the United States that the AHA has no objection to allowing chiropractic care in hospitals.

Since the court findings and conclusions were released, a growing number of medical doctors, hospitals, and health care organizations in the United States have begun including the services of chiropractors.

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But for several years that term “quack” has been identified with natural healthcare practitioners particularly chiropractic which is the largest of natural healthcare practice in the world. What was both amusing and sad is during the deposition of the leader of that group it was shown how dishonest and despicable their activities were. One of the general claims against chiropractic is that chiropractic care caused multiple deaths. Not only was this claim unfounded, during the deposition he had to admit he had no proof of that claim but that was just his personal belief based on no objective findings. But no matter how immoral and how dishonest their activities were they did have an effect. There are people today who will not take a vitamin or go to a natural health care practitioner particularly a chiropractic physician because of the propaganda they heard years ago. But since they lost the court case they closed down the most egregious propaganda outlets. Now they still have friends in the private sector that will be glad to regurgitate their propaganda but they no longer can officially be involved with it. So they have been working underground more to reduce chiropractic coverage in insurance.

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As mentioned earlier the court case showed that not only was chiropractic not effective, which they preached for years, but it was twice as effective as their approaches for the same condition. Ouch! The government did a study on low back pain which is the number one health condition in the United States and found the most effective treatment on the planet was spinal manipulation (adjustments).On December 8, 1994, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It’s unfortunate that lies can hang around for period of time but that’s all they ever were, lies. When people are given equal access to chiropractic care or medical care they choose natural healthcare more often. That’s why you find some insurances not having full access to chiropractic, the AMA still has their hand in the pot working behind the scenes.

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With a number of conditions that chiropractic can safely and effectively treat growing all the time chiropractic should be your first approach. Chiropractic is both safe and effective and chiropractors refer to other professions more than the reverse. If medical doctors followed the government guidelines for just low back pain there would not be enough chiropractors in practice to serve all the people suffering from this condition. Yet some in the medical profession would rather have their patients suffer then refer them to the most effective treatment on the planet, how sad. Fortunately that trend has been changing over the past several years and as the older medical doctors die off more people will be referred to safe and effective chiropractic care. A high percentage of the new medical doctors coming into practice are turned off by politics. They realize the dangers of pain pills and are referring more of their patients to chiropractic physicians based on research not politics.

 

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Sept. 21, 2015

 

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: RESPIRATORY CONDITIONS as we enter into fall and winter many people will suffer from allergies, colds and flu’s as well as some other sinus infections. Using an allergy filter in your air-conditioning unit can help save a lot of respiratory problems. Maintaining proper humidity as the heaters kick on can help prevent colds and flu’s. Adjustments help maintain a healthier immune system and the use of vitamin A in C can help maximize immunity to viruses. Flu shots don’t work. Strengthening your immune system through chiropractic and nutritional therapy works great.

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DIET: FOODS THAT CAN SEND YOU TO JAIL In support of food freedom, two members of the US Congress recently sat down for an “illegal” meal of hemp scones, non USDA-inspected steak, non-inspected eggs, kombucha, and raw milk. A number of bills have been introduced, aimed at improving consumer choice by loosening regulations on small farms that sell foods such as raw milk, beef, kombucha, and hemp. The Interstate Milk Freedom Act of 2014 would allow raw milk to be sold nationwide, across state lines. The Industrial H will emp Farming Act of 2015 would amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude hemp.

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IN THE NEWS: Vaccine-Related Shoulder Injuries Are Increasing Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) causes serious shoulder pain and “frozen shoulder” that may leave you unable to lift your arm. SIRVA occurs if the vaccine mistakenly goes into the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that protects your shoulder tendons. If injected into the bursa, the vaccine may provoke your immune system to attack the bursa, causing SIRVA.

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CHIROPRACTIC MONTH: during October we celebrate chiropractic month. If you have a family member or friend who has a health problem or is in pain October is a great month to start care. If they ask for the chiropractic month special they will receive a complimentary exam and one x-ray. Who do you know who needs to get started on the road to better health?

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Sept. 14, 2015

 

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IN THE NEWS: Study: Scant evidence that medical pot helps many illnesses CHICAGO – Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its potential benefits. The strongest evidence is for chronic pain and for muscle stiffness in multiple sclerosis, according to the review, which evaluated 79 studies involving more than 6,000 patients. Evidence was weak for many other conditions, including anxiety, sleep disorders, and Tourette’s syndrome and the authors recommend more research.

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WELLNESS: Certain Heartburn Drugs May Increase Your Risk of Heart Attack Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid, are severely overprescribed and misused for heartburn—a condition for which they were not designed. PPIs have been linked to an increased risk for heart attack, even if you have no prior history of cardiovascular disease. Other side effects of PPI drugs include pneumonia, bone loss, hip fractures, and Clostridium difficile infection (a harmful intestinal bacteria).

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: EPILEPSY over the past 40 years we have had rewarding results with patients who suffer from epilepsy. This neurological condition can have multiple causes. Alignment issues in the head and neck are key insults to the nervous system that can be behind this condition. But there are also other contributing factors like toxicity, nutritional deficiencies, food and environmental allergies, hormone imbalances and severe drops in blood sugar all can be triggers for epilepsy. If you or someone you know suffers from this condition call and make an appointment.

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Sept. 7, 2015

 

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DIET: How drinking lemonade can help prevent kidney stones When life gives you lemons— or kidney stones— make lemonade, researchers say. Kidney stones, hard masses formed in the kidneys that usually consist of insoluble calcium compounds, are on the rise among children and teenagers, according to the Cleveland Clinic. But sipping naturally sweet lemonade, which is rich in citric acid, may help ward off the painful masses, said Dr. Jeffrey Donohoe, a pediatric urologist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. If lemonade or water alone aren’t your thing, try combining the best of both worlds to lower your risk of kidney stones: Squeeze half a lemon into a glass of plain water.

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IN THE NEWS: Can some probiotics have an antibiotic effect? The Claim: Some probiotics, healthy bacteria commonly known for improving digestion and boosting the immune system, also can kill pathogens, such as those that cause food poisoning and others that cause illnesses such as strep throat. The Verdict: A probiotic lozenge can reduce incidence of strep throat, according to published research by Italian scientists. A Harvard University scientist found another strain, which is added to some smoothies and raw juices, can kill a wide variety of harmful bacteria in lab tests. The use of probiotics to kill pathogens is a promising area but most of the work is still preliminary, scientists say. The ability of some bacteria to kill other bacteria isn’t new—foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut and pickled cucumbers are preserved thanks to a type of bacteria that produces lactic acid, which is lethal to harmful bacteria, says Maria L. Marco, associate professor in the Department of Food Science & Technology at the University of California, Davis.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: ALLERGIES as we enter fall this becomes a more classic time for people to suffer from allergies. Suppressing your immune system is not the appropriate approach. Our allergy mix helps desensitize your system and will help with the immediate symptoms as well as work towards a permanent immunity. Ask to be checked on our Allergy Mix.

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