John H. Keefe III, D.C.
IN THE NEWS: Study reveals hidden talent of mushrooms: They can make it rain It turns out mushrooms may be better for more than topping pizzas. Who knew? According to a study published Wednesday, mushrooms may actually help produce the rain they need to live. Discovery reports researchers documented a previously unknown system in which rain makes mushrooms grow, mushrooms release spores into the atmosphere, and those spores create moisture droplets that could lead to rain. Unfortunately for California, Money doesn't recommend growing mushrooms to fight droughts despite their potential rain-making abilities. “Nature works very well when we leave her alone,” he tells Discovery.
WELLNESS: What Really Causes Heart Disease? Neither saturated fat nor dietary cholesterol raise your heart disease risk. Since the saturated fat and cholesterol hypotheses are false, this also means that the recommended therapies — low-fat, low-cholesterol diet, and cholesterol lowering medications — are doing more harm than good. Three-quarters of people having a first heart attack have normal cholesterol levels, and among older people, low cholesterol is associated with an increased mortality risk. The overwhelming evidence for the cause of heart disease is inflammation from a lousy diet and lifestyle indiscretions. To help prevent heart disease you need to detox, drink filtered water, eat anti-inflammatory foods, control your blood sugar, eat plenty of antioxidants, foods high in magnesium and get regular exercise and chiropractic care.
CONDITION OF THE WEEK: More Than a Dozen Studies Confirm the Physiological Effects of Grounding Grounding is the electrically conductive contact of your body with the surface of the Earth, such as when walking barefoot on grass. Grounding shows benefit for inflammation, the immune response, wound healing, and the prevention and treatment of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Grounding pillows can enhance the quality of sleep, some people are more electromagnetic sensitive than others and will notice a big change when they start grounding. If you have questions about grounding check out our website at Keefeclinic.com.
FUNNY BONES: Quotes of Steven Wright: I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.@@ 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.@@ A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.@@ All those who believe in psycho kinesis, raise my hand.@@ The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.@@ I almost had a psychic girlfriend, ..... But she left me before we met.@@ How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?@@ When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
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John H. Keefe III, D.C.
IN THE NEWS: Kids' drug-resistant bacteria blamed on farm antibiotic use Children's health is suffering due to the excessive use of antibiotics in farm animals, according to a new report. Kids are becoming infected with bacteria that are resistant to treatment with the same antibiotics that are commonly used in raising farm animals, and it is difficult to treat children who are infected with the drug-resistant bacteria, the report said. More than 2 million Americans get sick with antimicrobial-resistant infections each year, and more than 23,000 die as a result of these infections, according to the federal statistics cited in the new report, published today (Nov. 16) in the journal Pediatrics.
WELLNESS: Alzheimer’s and Lyme —Two Diseases Driven by Inappropriate Interventions in the Food Chain Alzheimer’s and Lyme disease are caused by disruptions in the food chain. In our efforts to create a cheaper food system, we’ve cut too many corners, and made too many dangerous shortcuts. Alzheimer’s may be driven by two diet-related problems: excessive sugar consumption, and the creation of brain-wasting proteins in our meat supply, as a result of turning herbivores into carnivores (confined animal feeding operations). Rodents are the primary tick-bearing host spreading Lyme disease; agricultural and urban sprawl and a decreased coyote population have eliminated many of the rodent’s natural predators, allowing the disease to spread faster and wider.
CHIROPRACTIC: The largest natural healthcare system in the world is also one of the safest. Over the years our competitors in drug therapy have tried to eliminate chiropractic. When they found that was a losing battle then they started spreading lies about chiropractic to scare people away. One of the lies is that chiropractic is dangerous and an adjustment particularly of the cervical spine could have devastating effects. It's kind of disturbing on several levels that they would stoop to such lies given the fact that medical care is the number one cause of death in United States based on CDC statistics. One of the simplest most direct proofs about this lie is chiropractic malpractice insurance. Of all the professions we pay pennies on the dollar to what our distractors have to pay for similar coverage. Do insurance companies just love chiropractors? Insurance companies are a business based on statistical risks. Chiropractic earns its extremely low malpractice rates due to safety of its procedures. Yet chiropractors see and help a wide range of healthcare challenges. Chiropractors work to enhance the body's own recuperative powers and combine that with lifestyle changes including exercise, diet and targeted nutritional therapy to recover health and maintain optimal function. Even most chiropractic patients don't realize how much chiropractic can do to improve their health. If you have a health challenge that up to now you have not brought to our attention because you didn't think we could help then do yourself a favor and ask. Chiropractic offers some of the most effective solutions to our most common healthcare challenges.
FUNNY BONE: Light travels faster then sound... which is why most people appear brilliant until you hear them.@@ There is a light at the end of every tunnel, just pray it's not a train.@@ Of course men can multitask, they read on the toilet.@@ A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.@@ Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says “If an emergency, notify:” I put “DOCTOR”. What’s my mother going to do?@@ My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I am right.
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Breaking the code of disease
Part of the challenge that any doctor has is trying to understand and to help a patient with a certain condition. In chiropractic and natural healthcare we take a totally different approach in treating our patients. Instead of using drugs that just suppress symptoms, at a cost of sometimes serious side effects, chiropractors try to focus on the underlying cause.
As a patient you might think that in healthcare there is a understanding of the cause for most disease, but you would be wrong. In our society most diseases are just suppressed not corrected. In natural healthcare and chiropractic we don't use suppressive drugs so we must try to understand the root cause in order to help the patient get well.
So what do we do if the cause is not generally recognized or understood? That's where we have to break the code of disease to try to get to the root cause. There are a number of diseases that most doctors would say we don't understand the cause yet chiropractic helps on a regular basis. That's because most doctors don't work with nutritional therapy, energy medicine or chiropractic adjustments.
To give you an example let's look at acid reflux which is a major problem in our society. The predominant approach is just to suppress acid production but of course this does not address the cause or offer a solution for the problem. In natural healthcare we understand the complexities of the digestive system and how it's impacted through the hormonal system, through emotions, through toxicity etc. so instead of writing a prescription that might turn off your acid production and thus compromise normal digestion, we have to unravel the cause in each patient's special circumstances. In natural healthcare/chiropractic one size doesn't fit all.
Besides standard tools like lab work, x-ray or physical exam we utilize a biofeedback technique that we call "Vega testing". This allows us, in many cases, to unravel the underlying cause of a given condition for each patient. For instance let's talk about chronic fatigue syndrome it's been my experience that what works for one patient doesn't necessarily work for the next. But with the understanding the body can heal itself and working with the body's intelligence we can usually unravel the hidden code for a particular condition.
We have discovered that not only can you be deficient in certain nutrients you can also be deficient in certain vibratory rates like sound or light (color). Your body is an electrical system, a chemical system and the mechanical system. And each of these systems can be the cause or part of the cause for your condition.
Let me give you an example: back in the 80s the diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome was first presented. Even today the consensus is that we don't understand what causes chronic fatigue syndrome. There's more than enough theories on the cause but there is no definitive cause presented. Yet we have gotten very good results by taking each patient as an individual and unraveling the code of their particular condition by investigation of electrical/chemical/mechanical systems and addressing the faults we find in each.
Do you or a family member or friend suffer from any chronic condition? Tell someone about chiropractic today. Natural healthcare is the fastest growing system in healthcare today. First of all it's safe and effective.
John H. Keefe III, D.C.
CONDITION OF THE WEEK: CHILDREN’S HEALTH is in jeopardy in the United States. Chiropractic and nutritional therapy offer hope against the following statistics. 50% of US children have chronic disease/disorders, 21% developmental disabled, current rate of autism 1 in 28 boys. 2007 academic pediatrics, 43 to 54.1% of US children (32 million) have a chronic health condition. 2011 issues of pediatrics between 1997 and 2008,.. Autism, ADHD, or developmental disability,... rose to (over) 10 million, or more than 15% of all kids between the age of three and 17. 2011 archives of Gen. psychiatry.. US has the highest in the world lifetime rate of bipolar disorder at 4.4%. 2013 autism, ADHD, and other developmental disabilities equal 21% US children. kids-and-chiropractic-care/
DIET: DIET AND HEART FAILURE High consumption of sweetened drinks was linked to increased risk for heart failure in middle-aged and older men. Note that this finding reflected adjustment for a host of potential confounders including education, smoking status, physical activity, personal and family histories of disease, and other dietary factors. heart-problems-do-the-experts-know-what-they-are-doing/
IN THE NEWS: Government Officials Gut 1986 NCVIA and Betray Public Trust In 1986, Congress created a federal vaccine injury compensation program (VICP) to restrict civil lawsuits against vaccine manufacturers and negligent doctors when government mandated vaccines injure or kill. Two out of three vaccine injury claims are denied. In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court completely shielded the pharmaceutical industry from all civil liability for injuries and deaths caused by FDA licensed vaccines, and the VICP has been systematically gutted. There has been no legal accountability for any corporation or individual who develops, licenses, recommends, promotes, administers, or mandates vaccines that injure and kill Americans.
FUNNY BONE: Nature abhors a vacuum, but not as much as a cat does.@@ Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.@@ A duck walks into a drugstore and asked for a tube of Chapstick. The cashier says to the duck, "that'll be a 1.49." The duck replies, "put it on my bill."
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John H. Keefe III, D.C.
DIET: 11 Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies include vitamins D, K2, B12, E, and A, omega-3, magnesium, iodine, calcium, iron, and choline. There are risks associated with too much of certain nutrients however, particularly calcium, iodine, and iron. While iron deficiency affects more than a quarter of the global population, it can be lethal to have too much iron, and elevated levels are just as common as deficiency.
IN THE NEWS: Summer babies more likely to end up with dementia A major study shows that those born in summer are more likely than winter babies to end up developing dementia, with experts suggesting nutrition and exposure to infections may play a crucial role in brain development. Good health habits can reverse this trend. Kids need chiropractic and nutritional therapy also.
CONDITION OF THE WEEK: HEART DISEASE one of the most dangerous conditions you can have in the United States is heart disease because of the treatments that are recommended. At a recent nutritional seminar we had a cardiologist discussed the most efficient tests and treatments for heart disease. He presented studies and even statements on the heart Association’s website showing that the standard medical treatment is inappropriate. Heart disease can have a neurological bases and nutritional one. No one has heart disease because they don’t take enough drugs. Cholesterol is not the problem with heart disease it is inflammation. Statin drugs can lead to dementia, cancer, stroke, hormonal problems to name a few. Statin drugs do not save lives but they do make pharmaceutical companies billions of dollars each year. If you or someone you love suffers from heart disease encourage them to come in for an evaluation.
FUNNY BONE: My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We'll see about that.@@ Did you fall from heaven? Cause your face is pretty messed up!@@ Isn't it great to live in the 21st century? Where deleting history has become more important than making it.@@ I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.@@ 'I never forget a face, but in your case I’d be glad to make an exception.' Groucho Marx (1890-1977): @@My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.'
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John H. Keefe III, D.C.
IN THE NEWS: FLORIDA MAN PLACED IN A COMA AFTER E-CIGARETTE EXPLOSION Evan Spahlinger, 21, is in critical condition after he was found on the floor covered in soot by family members, WINK News reported. “I found my bother not breathing, with his whole face burned and his neck burned and trying to throw up a little or maybe he was gasping for air, so I called 911, “They said he has internal and external burns and damage to his lungs for the explosion itself,” Richardson told WINKNews.com. “And possibly the mouth piece went, when the cigarette exploded, it went down his throat and exploded again.”
WELLNESS: HEALTH BENEFITS OF HEMP Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant species, Cannabis sativa, but there are noted differences between the two plants. The US is the world’s largest consumer of hemp products, yet is the only industrialized country that also outlaws its production. Hemp grows like a weed and can be used in the production of food, personal care products, textiles, paper, and even plastic and construction materials. Hemp seeds are a valuable source of healthy fats, protein, and minerals.
CONDITION OF THE WEEK: SUBLUXATION spinal misalignments are called subluxation which means a misalignment less than the dislocation. A dislocation is a surgical condition whereas subluxations are detected and corrected by chiropractic physicians. You can carry slight misalignments in your spine and not even feel them. You won’t feel them because there are different types of nerves within the nervous system. Only sensory nerves would display some type of symptom like pain, numbness, tingling or other sensations. Motor nerves do not register pain. Motor nerves control muscles, organs and glands. So the longer the subluxation remains uncorrected the more dysfunction that will develop within the body. As these misalignments rub improperly with other segments this produces inflammatory changes that lead to degenerative arthritis that shows up years after the misalignment. Unfortunately you might not ever feel the development ubtil it is producing severe stress upon the nervous system. Then it’s more difficult to correct. So be it neck or back, arm or leg pain or organs and systems not working properly chiropractic can help restore normal nervous system function.
FUNNY BONE: I'm looking for a vitamin to supplement my income.@@ I Don't always Lose My Phone but when I do it's always on Silent.@@Shouldn't the grease that drips off Mexican food be called "Oil of Olé?"@@ My mum says I shouldn't be so suspicious of everything. I mean, I'm not sure she's even my mum. @@When my boss told me to stop standing on one leg I had to put my foot down.@@ I keep meaning to stop procrastinating.
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