WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Jan. 8, 2018

 

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

(918) 663-1111

 

IN THE NEWS: Wide Awake in the Electronic Age: Our Kids’ Sleep Habits Are Suffering Smartphones, tablets and everything in between – chances are high that if your child’s over the age of 6 (and in some cases, even younger these days), they’re spending a considerable (read: unhealthy) amount of time engaged with portable electronic devices. At the same time, we’re finding that kids are suffering from sleep deprivation in terms of time spent asleep and quality of sleep enjoyed. Is there a connection? Yes, say researchers who reviewed various studies on the topic – and the news is even worse than you might imagine. After reviewing 20 studies, researchers found that kids who used portable electronic devices near bedtime had more difficulty falling or staying asleep, and experienced poor daytime function because of sleepiness. Device use also contributed to lack of sleep compared to non-use: less than 10 hours per night for children and less than nine hours for teens. But here’s the kicker: Even kids who didn’t use the devices, but had access to them, still experienced shorter sleep times. Children with bedtime access to devices close to bedtime three or more times a week also experienced less sleep and lower quality of sleep compared to children with less or no device access. Researchers speculate that access, even without use, can exert an influence on sleep because children are thinking about different aspects of the device, such as text messaging (e.g., “Has someone responded to that message I sent earlier?”).

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

WELLNESS: Exercise: The Key to Better Grades? For better or worse, we live in an increasingly competitive world, which means when it comes to education, grades matter – big time. While they don’t necessarily reflect the learning process, effort expended or lessons learned, grades remain an important indicator of knowledge, critical thinking and other variables that translate well into adulthood. And of course, when applying for college, few application reviewers consider the straight D student, even if that student gave 100 percent in the classroom every day. With all the tutoring clubs, online support groups and other tools at students’ / parents’ disposal these days, it’s encouraging to know a simple grade-booster exists that doesn’t require money or even a great deal of extra time: exercise. Research suggests children who exercise more perform better in several academic subjects and are more attentive compared to their less-active peers. The most recent study to examine this association reviewed 26 studies involving more than 10,000 children ages 4-13. Results, published in the peer-reviewed research journal Pediatrics, showed that increased physical activity, particularly physical education, improved various aspects of academic achievement , “especially mathematics-related skills, reading, and composite scores.” Students who exercised more also appeared to stay more focused on their schoolwork than students who exercised less. In the studies analyzed, researchers increased physical activity levels through expanded recess, afters-school sports or active breaks between lessons throughout the school day – which also may suggest academic performance is related to whether kids get breaks from their long days sitting in the classroom. Definitely food for thought for the education system. From a parent standpoint, teaching your kids to exercise and encouraging them to take active breaks at home, particularly while doing schoolwork or studying for quizzes / tests, could help their academic performance – and will certainly help avoid the health perils of a sedentary lifestyle. Talk to your doctor for more information.

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CHIROPRACTIC: Kids and Chiropractic Care “Chiropractic care for my child? Why? His back doesn’t bother him.” How often chiropractors have encountered parents who appreciate the importance of regular checkups for their child’s teeth, hearing, eyes and ears but draw a blank when it comes to a spinal checkup. In fact, a spinal check up could be one of the most important checkups your child will ever have. Your child’s spine is his/her lifeline because running through it is the spinal cord, containing billions of nerve fibers that send messages and energy from the brain to every part of their body. If there is blockage of any of the nerves along the spinal cord, any nerve damage at all, then a state of ” dis-ease” will develop. Dis-ease means dis-harmony in the body that will cause generalized weakening of your child’s body, lowered resistance to disease, and consequent body malfunction and sickness. Blockage of nerves in the spinal column are usually caused by tiny fixations and misalignments of the spinal vertebrae that are called vertebral subluxations. Only chiropractors are trained to detect and correct subluxations, much like only a dentist finds cavities. Subluxations can be cause by the birth process, the very physical childhood activities of running and jumping, falls and accidents. Because your children (and you) may have spinal subluxations and not know it, all children need periodic spinal check ups. A recent study of 332 children showed that chronic ear infection sufferers under chiropractic care had no more infections in 80% of the cases (JCCP, Vol.2, No.2 1997). The Chiropractic Approach By releasing stress on the nervous system with very gentle and safe chiropractic adjustments, the body will work more effectively and be able to express better health. Why not include chiropractic spinal checkups for you and your children? It may be the best move for your family’s health you’ll ever make.

FUNNY BONE: With tears in his eyes, the little boy told his kindergarten teacher that only one pair of boots was left in the classroom and they weren’t his. The teacher searched and searched, but she couldn’t find any other boots. “Are you sure these boots aren’t yours?” – she asked. “I’m sure,” the little boy sobbed. “Mine had snow on them.”@@ My little sister is so smart! She’s only in nursery school and she can spell her name backwards and forwards. Really? What’s her name? Anna.@@During Show and Tell, Miss Johnson showed pictures of different birds. “George,” she said, “what kind of bird do you like best?” George thought for a while. “Fried chicken,” he replied.@@“It’s clear,” said the teacher, “that you haven’t studied your geography. What’s your excuse?” “Well–my dad says the world is changing every day. So I decided to wait a little while until it settles down.”@@ “No one likes me at school,” said the son to his mother. “The kids don’t and the teachers don’t. I want to stay home.” “You have to go, son,” insisted his mother. “You’re not sick, and you have a lot to learn. Besides, you’re 45 years old. You’are the principal and you have to go to school!”

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Jan. 1, 2018

 

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

(918) 663-1111

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

IN THE NEWS: Please Don’t Be Conned by This Health Fraud, No Matter How Much You Want to Trust It Conflicts of interest between government and industry allow dangerous drugs to be approved and aggressively marketed. The drug industry also spends billions a year on TV ads — revenue from just nine prescription drugs was worth $100 million in one year — which also stifles negative news stories about Pharma. Even so-called “public” media like PBS and NPR have accepted money from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and UnitedHealthcare. Similar conflicts of interest exist at medical journals, universities, medical associations, advocacy groups and government agencies, including those that are supposed to regulate the drug industry. The result is the Ghost in the Machine that we live with today — deceived patients taking expensive, often dangerous drugs and soaring health costs. Advertising revenues and industry board members prevent mainstream media from reporting on Pharma corruption. Because of Pharma influence in academia and publishing, a lot of health research is biased and misleading. This is how Dr. Terrence Norchi, president and CEO of Arch Therapeutics, explains the profitable new partnerships. “For the past 15 years, the pipelines of the big [drug] companies have been drying up … At the same time, there is a tremendous amount of pressure on academic institutions in this country and abroad. To survive, many universities will have to find creative ways to make themselves more relevant. There are opportunities to mutually solve these challenges between academia and industry.” Such Pharma/academia partnerships date back to the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980, which allowed universities to “patent discoveries that stem from government-funded research and then license them exclusively to companies in return for royalties,” wrote Marcia Angell, former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine and Harvard lecturer, in the Boston Review. Natural, safer and less expensive treatments are discredited by mainstream medicine, raising everyone’s health care costs.

WELLNESS: hc3™ Lifestyle Program™ Assists in:  Achieving Healthy Body Composition Through a Triple Approach: Diet, Exercise and Nutrition ● Burning Stored Fat as the Primary Energy Source ● Diminishing Hunger Levels ● Resculpting the Body ● Protecting Muscle from Wasting.  NuMedica’s hc3™ Lifestyle Program™ is a comprehensive 30 day supply designed to help the body burn stored fat as its primary energy source without decreasing muscle mass. This program is centered around a triple approach to healthy body composition which incorporates diet, exercise and nutrition. It contains essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants as well as detoxification support and medium chain triglycerides to support optimal metabolic management. Included in the kit is a comprehensive program guide featuring sample menus and a progress chart. NOTE: This is the most effective diet program we’ve ever handled. Depending on how much weight you need to lose you could lose 1 to 2 pounds a day that means in 30 days you could lose up to 30 to 60 pounds. This diet is safe in that it focuses on fat loss not water or lean body mass. This complete diet comes in a box includes all the nutrients that you need along with the booklet that tells you exactly what to eat. You follow the program, you lose the weight.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: Here’s what some of our patients have said about how chiropractic and nutritional therapy has helped them: HI, my husband and I have been trying to start a family for seven years. After trying the doctors my medical doctor sent us to without success, we were told about chiropractic. Well, two months later I was pregnant. Linda@@ My name is Jim. I lifted something wrong at work and heard something pop and went to my knees In pain. I was told surgery was the only option I had, and I would be off work several months. Then the bad news  I might not ever return to my same job. Someone told me to try chiropractic, best suggestion I ever got. I was back to work in three weeks and am doing great.@@It was a year ago that I had the car accident, and just a few weeks after that, the first seizure hit. For the next several months I was terrified when the next one would come. Every few weeks the doctor would increase my medication until he said any higher could be fatal. I was looking at a life of drugs that left me a zombie and I was still having seizures. When a friend told me about chiropractic, I didn’t think it could help. What a mistake I almost made! Today I am free of seizures and feel fantastic, even my daily headaches are gone… Jill @@Used to have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome before I tried Chiropractic…Beth@@My child was hyperactive and doing poorly in school….not anymore! For the first time she is making A’s….Karen@@I couldn’t believe after twenty years my allergies were gone…Larry

FUNNY BONE: Real 911 calls: Dispatcher: 911 what is your emergency? Caller: I heard what sounded like gunshots coming from the brown house on the corner. Dispatcher: do you have an address? Caller: no, I have on a blouse and slacks, why?@@ Dispatcher: 911 Caller: yeah, I’m having trouble breathing. I’m all out of breath. Darn….. I think I’m going to pass out. Dispatcher: Sir, where are you calling from? Caller: I at a pay phone. North and Foster. Dispatcher: Sir, an ambulance is on the way. Are you an asthmatic? Caller: no Dispatcher: what were you doing before you started having trouble breathing? Caller: running from the police.@@ One day my mother was out and my dad was in charge of me. I was maybe 2 1/2 years old and had just recovered from an accident. Someone had given me a little “tea set” as a get well gift and it was one of my favorite toys. Daddy was in the living room engrossed in the evening news when I brought daddy a little cup of “Tea”, which was just water. After several cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my mother came home. My dad made her wait in the living room to watch me bring him a cup of tea, because it was “just the cutest thing!” My mom waited, and sure enough, I walked down the hall with a cup of tea for daddy and she watched him drink it up. Then she says, (as only a mother would know…) “Did it ever occur to you that the only place that your daughter can reach to get water is the toilet?”

 

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Foods and activities that can reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease  

Foods and activities that can reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease  

 

 

Foods: Extra-virgin olive oil, coconut oil, most berries, cherries, elderberry, grape or grape seed, pomegranate, strawberry, leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables, rosemary, lemon balm, heperzine A, Panax ginseng, ashwagandha, ginkgo biloba, curcumin, coffee/caffeine, green tea, cinnamon, and dark chocolate.

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Supplements: alpha lipoic acid, acetyl l-carnitine, vitamin D, C and E, DHA, vinpocetin, Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ), phosphatidylserine, magnesium, B vitamins (B12 and B6), niacin, co-Q10, N-acetyl cysteine, Luteolin, wild green oat extract, Nicotinamide riboside, Bacopamonnieri – (Brahmi) , l-lysine (for the herpes virus), glutathione, and SOD (superoxide dismutase).

  Vega testing is an excellent way to determine which of these products your body might need. Nobody needs all of these. Also non-GMO foods and organic foods would be smart if you’re dealing with advanced memory issues. The use of Stevia over artificial sweeteners would be recommended and artificial food coloring and other food additives could be an issue. Eat foods in their natural state.

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

Activities that help: Exercise, learn something new, do crossword puzzles, avoid toxic chemicals, toxic metals, PCBs, deal with stress, deal with depression, avoid processed foods and alcohol, the Mediterranean diet, the ketogenic diet, calories restricted diet, the Paleo diet, follow your body type diet.

In a UCLA study, patients made dramatic lifestyle changes. They avoided simple carbs, gluten and processed foods. They increased their fish intake, took yoga and meditated. They were instructed to take melatonin, get adequate sleep, incorporate vitamin B-12, vitamin D-3 and fish oil. Within six months, nine of the 10 memory-loss patients saw a noticeable improvement in memory. One patient, who was in the late stages of Alzheimer’s, did not show improvement.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

 

 

 

WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Dec. 18, 2017

 

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

(918) 663-1111

IN THE NEWS: Researchers Uncover Link Between Immune Function And Osteoarthritic Pain And Progression The study, published in the medical journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, found that monocytes, the white blood cells necessary to regulate immune responses, were more activated and pro-inflammatory in women with osteoarthritis, and that elevated inflammation and body mass index were associated with this increased activation. Chronic inflammation and osteoarthritis has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and depression among adults with OA. While the cause of OA remains unknown, multiple factors contribute to its risk, progression and severity. Today is the day to change your diet because the day you have a heart attack or diagnosed with cancer it could be too late. Junk food is the biggest cause of inflammation in the body. Toxicity, lack of exercise, carbonated beverages, or lifestyles that lead to over acidity our foundation for inflammation in the body. We can check you for inflammation give us a call.

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

WELLNESS: Foods and activities that can reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease Foods: Extra-virgin olive oil, coconut oil, most berries, cherries, elderberry, grape or grape seed, pomegranate, strawberry, leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables, rosemary, lemon balm, heperzine A, Panax ginseng, ashwagandha, ginkgo biloba, curcumin, coffee/caffeine, green tea, cinnamon, and dark chocolate. Supplements: alpha lipoic acid, acetyl l-carnitine, vitamin D, C and E, DHA, vinpocetin, Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ), phosphatidylserine, magnesium, B vitamins (B12 and B6), niacin, co-Q10, N-acetyl cysteine,Luteolin, wild green oat extract,Nicotinamide riboside ,Bacopamonnieri – (Brahmi) , l-lysine (for the herpes virus), glutathione, and SOD (superoxide dismutase). Vega testing is an excellent way to determine which of these products your body might need. Nobody needs all of these. Also non-GMO foods and organic foods would be smart if you’re dealing with advanced memory issues. The use of Stevia over artificial sweeteners would be recommended and artificial food coloring and other food additives could be an issue. Eat foods in their natural state. Activities that help: Exercise, learn something new, avoid toxic chemicals, toxic metals, PCBs, deal with stress, deal with depression, avoid processed foods and alcohol, the Mediterranean diet, the ketogenic diet, calories restricted diet, the Paleo diet, In a UCLA study, patients made dramatic lifestyle changes. They avoided simple carbs, gluten and processed foods. They increased their fish intake, took yoga and meditated. They were instructed to take melatonin, get adequate sleep, incorporate vitamin B-12, vitamin D-3 and fish oil. Within six months, nine of the 10 memory-loss patients saw a noticeable improvement in memory. One patient, who was in the late stages of Alzheimer’s, did not show improvement. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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

CONDITION OF THE WEEK: LONGEVITY, DNA REPAIR AND CHIROPRACTIC DNA is the molecule of life. It contains our genes which make us what we are. DNA makes up our chromosomes which are held in the nucleus of our cells. DNA is very fragile and susceptible to damage from environmental stresses. It is estimated that our cells experience anywhere from 1,000 to 1,000,000 incidences of DNA damage PER DAY. If this DNA damage is left and not repaired, our DNA sequences cannot be read or will not be read properly. This will result in abnormal cell function or expression. Three things can then occur; senescence, which means the cells stop dividing, cell death and/or tumor growth. All three are not good things as they lead to poor health and premature aging. The good news is that our cells are equipped with numerous enzymes (too many to list) whose job it is to continually repair this DNA damage. This DNA repair can be measured through blood tests that measure serum Thiol levels. The serum Thiol level is an indicator of the level of DNA repair. The higher serum Thiol, the more DNA repair and the better your health and aging. In a landmark study published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, chiropractors collaborating with researchers at the University of Lund found that chiropractic care could influence basic physiological processes affecting oxidative stress and DNA repair.  These findings offer a scientific explanation for the positive health benefits reported by patients receiving chiropractic care.  Long-term chiropractic care of two or more years was shown to re-establish a normal physiological state independent of age, sex, or nutritional supplementation. Symptom-free or primary wellness subjects under chiropractic care demonstrated higher mean serum thiol levels than patients with active disease, and produced some values that were higher than normal wellness values in non-chiropractic subjects. Wellness care pays big benefits

FUNNY BONES: I just read a book about Helium. It was so good that I can’t put it down.@@ How is Christmas like your job? You do all the work and the fat guy in the suit gets all the credit.@@ Q: Why can’t you trust an atom? A: Because they make up everything.@@ When Magnesium and Oxygen started dating I was like, “O MG!”@@ Dad: “Can I see your report card, son?” Son: “I don’t have it.” Dad: “Why?” Son: “I gave it to my friend. He wanted to scare his parents.”

 

WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Dec. 11, 2017

 

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John H. Keefe III, D.C.

(918) 663-1111

 

IN THE NEWS: Chuck Norris Focuses Attention on Heavy Metal Risks After Enhanced MRI Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a study allowing your physician to see detailed images of your organs and tissues using a large magnet and radio waves. Gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) may be prescribed to enhance the image but the heavy metal gadolinium is known to deposit in your brain, bone and organs. The FDA acknowledges the metal may be found in your tissues for years but claims there is no known effect, despite the rising number of people suffering from kidney damage, cognitive dysfunction and muscle wasting. Strategies you may consider if an enhanced MRI is absolutely necessary include optimizing your gut and nutrition, eating fermented foods and using a sauna to aid detoxification. After undergoing three MRIs with GBCAs to evaluate her rheumatoid arthritis, Gena O’Kelley, the wife of American film icon Chuck Norris, began experiencing severe physical symptoms that began with a burning sensation in her skin. She described it as if there was acid burning her skin, slowly covering her body.  She reports that she visited the emergency room five or six nights in a row, while doctors ran multiple tests for ALS, MS, cancer and Parkinson’s disease. However, it was O’Kelley who made the connection between her burning skin, contracted arm and cognitive issues and the multiple MRIs she had undergone. She told Full Measure: “When we got to the hospital in Houston this last time, and I’m so bad and I said, listen, I am sober enough in my thinking right now, because I had such brain issues going on, I said I’m only going to be able to tell you this one time and I need you to listen to me very closely. I have been poisoned with gadolinium or by gadolinium and we don’t have much time to figure out how to get this out of my body or I am going to die.” After five months of treatment in China and then in a clinic in Nevada, O’Kelley was able to return home to her seven children for continued treatment by a physician in Houston. Norris shared their tax return records documenting $2 million over three years in uninsured medical expenses to help O’Kelley return to health. Now Norris is suing 11 medical companies for the part they played in not warning the couple and others of the dangers of using a GBCA for MRI contrast.

WELLNESS: Salt and Good Health Salt is essential not only to life, but to good health. The National Academy of Sciences recommends that Americans consume a minimum of 500 mg/day of sodium to maintain good health. Individual needs, however, vary enormously based a person’s genetic make-up and their lifestyle. While individual requirements range widely, most Americans have no trouble reaching their minimum requirements. Most consume “excess” sodium above and beyond that required for proper bodily function. The kidneys efficiently process this “excess” sodium in healthy people. Experimental studies show that most humans tolerate a wide range of sodium intakes, from about 250 mg/day to over 30,000 mg/day. The actual range is much narrower. Americans consume about 3,500 mg/day of sodium; men more, women less. Salt has been wrongly demonized as a major contributor to high blood pressure. Factors that play a significantly greater role include your sodium-to-potassium ratio, and a high-sugar, processed food diet. Symptoms of sodium deficiency may include muscle fatigue, spasms, cramps and heart palpitations. Such symptoms may disappear by adding more salt to your diet. In the 1600s, the average person was consuming up to 100 grams of salt per day from salted cod, herring and meats. Today, most people get 10 grams of salt per day or less, yet we have far higher rates of hypertension. Low-sodium diets may lower blood pressure. However, this reduction in blood pressure may not necessarily translate into a reduction in cardiovascular events. In fact, the reduction in blood pressure may actually be harmful by potentially increasing heart rate, as well as the risk of falls and fractures. NOTE: Some people are salt sensitive and should consider a salt substitute. Table salt is considered dead salt as it only contain sodium chloride, Himalayan salt contains around 70 other minerals and is considered much healthier.

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

CHIROPRACTIC: Chiropractic care in low-back pain, leg pain, and idiopathic chronic testicular pain: SUBJECT: A 36-year-old male patient had low-back pain, right leg pain, and testicular pain that was worsening. All had been present for 5 years. He had been seen by several medical physicians and had lumbar magnetic resonance imaging and x-rays performed. All were read as normal. Examination revealed tenderness of the testicles bilaterally with no masses or other abnormality of the testicles or scrotum. Orthopedic and neurological testing was unremarkable. Tenderness rated 8 out of 10 was noted at the L4 spinous process. RESULTS:   After 4 weeks, the patient’s low-back pain was decreased and his leg pain was gone. The testicular pain was improved after the first treatment and gone after 3 weeks of care. The patient was followed up by telephone at 3 and 6 months after discharge to find out if the testicle pain had returned, which it had not.

FUNNY BONE: Father: “Son, you were adopted.” Son: “What?! I knew it! I want to meet my biological parents!” Father: “We are your biological parents. Now pack up, the new ones will pick you up in 20 minutes.”@@ Redneck at the doctor: “Doc, I think I’m in trouble, I swallowed an ice cube 3 days ago and it ain’t come out yet.”@@ I asked my Mom if I was ugly. She said, “I told you not to call me Mom in front of people.” @@ Thank you student loans for getting me through college. I don’t think I can ever repay you.@@ Every single morning I get hit by the same bike. It’s a vicious cycle.@@ My wife asked me to pass her lip balm. I gave her superglue by mistake. She’s still not talking to me.

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Dec. 4, 2017

 

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John H. Keefe III, D.C.

(918) 663-1111

IN THE NEWS: Most Shocking Medical Mistakes, and How You Can Protect Yourself Each day, more than 40,000 harmful and/or lethal medical errors occur in the U.S., and preventable medical errors kill around 440,000 patients each year, making medical mistakes the third leading cause of death. One in 25 patients end up acquiring an infection while in the hospital, and 75,000 people per year die as a result. Since 1983, 132 newborns have been abducted from U.S. health care facilities, and hundreds of individuals have been caught posing as doctors when, in fact, they did not have a medical degree. Misdiagnoses may occur in 10 percent of all cases, and 30 million prescriptions are improperly dispensed each year in U.S. pharmacies. Two in 10,000 surgical patients come out of surgery with a surgical instrument left inside, and an estimated seven patients undergo surgery on the wrong body part each and every day. Just a few reasons to pick natural healthcare. A seven-year study showed that those patients whose primary physician was a chiropractic physician experienced: 85% less than pharmaceutical costs, 60% fewer outpatient surgeries, 60% fewer hospital admissions.

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WELLNESS: HALF of America’s cancer deaths are driven by bad habits like eating processed meat, smoking, and excess body weight – but some are worse for men than women Dr Farhad Islami, MD, of the American Cancer Society, compiled a comprehensive list of known risk factors, and how risky each one is, based on previously-published data.  His team then applied those figures to actual cancer data from 2014 to roughly calculate how many cases and deaths were attributable to those lifestyle factors. The risk factors included in the analysis were:  cigarette smoking- secondhand smoke- excess body weight -alcohol intake -consumption of red and processed meat- low consumption of fruits and vegetables- dietary fiber and dietary minerals -physical inactivity -ultraviolet light- six cancer-associated infections, including herpes and HPV. They found that an estimated 42 percent of all cancer cases in America (659,640 of the 1,570,975 cancers diagnosed in 2014) were attributable to these modifiable risk factors. These factors were also the underlying cause of 45.1 percent of cancer deaths (265,150 of 587,521 deaths) that same year.  Staggeringly, they believe this is an understatement, since there are other risk factors that they couldn’t get the data for. There are also a number of cancers which are widely suspected to be caused by certain risk factors, but the links are not yet proven. NOTE: These are general recommendations or observations and so it’s important to individualize a program based on your genetic makeup. The body type system, that we follow, has specific dietary recommendations, exercise programs and recommendations on stress handling. Individualizing your preventive approach is important. Know your body type!

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: Winter colds and flu’s and sinus infections. Keeping your air passages healthy during the winter months can help prevent wintertime illness. The flu vaccine has not gotten the correct form of the flu bug for the past 10 years. Not only is the flu vaccine a danger to your health, given all the additives that it has, there has not been any valid study showing its effectiveness. Maintaining the health of your respiratory system is the key. Vitamins like A&D, C and maintaining a healthy humidity is your best defense against winter illness. Studies have shown keeping your neck and your head warm during the winter months also protect you from illness. As the weather turns colder and the heaters start working 24/7 then the indoor air will start drying out. Studies have shown that dry air has four main effects on the human body: Breathing dry air is a potential health hazard which can cause such respiratory ailments as asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, and nosebleeds, or general dehydration since body fluids are depleted during respiration. Skin moisture evaporation can cause skin irritations and eye itching. Irritative effects, such as static electricity which causes mild shocks when metal is touched, are common when the air moisture is low. The “apparent temperature” of the air is lower than what the thermometer indicates, and the body “feels” colder. As your body fights the dry air you start to use up your vitamin A stores. This enhances the dry skin and sinus problems as well as weakens your immune system. It is important that you have a humidity gauge in each bedroom and a cool mist humidifier to combat the dry air. I recommend the ultrasonic humidifiers as they put the most water in the air. The healthy humidity should be between 40 and 60% below 40% starts drying out your body above 60% can cause mold overgrowth and your windows will steam up. You can control your families wintertime health by following these simple recommendations.

FUNNY BONE: Doctor: “I’m sorry but you suffer from a terminal illness and have only 10 to live.” Patient: “What do you mean, ,10? 10 what? Months? Weeks?!”  Doctor: “Nine.”@@ Anton, do you think I’m a bad mother? My name is Paul.@@ My dog used to chase people on a bike a lot. It got so bad, finally I had to take his bike away.@@ Mother: “How was school today, Patrick?” Patrick: “It was really great mum! Today we made explosives!” Mother: “Ooh, they do very fancy stuff with you these days. And what will you do at school tomorrow?” Patrick: “What school?”@@ A wife complains to her husband: “Just look at that couple down the road, how lovely they are. He keeps holding her hand, kissing her, holding the door for her, why can’t you do the same?” The husband: “Are you mad? I barely know that woman!”@@ Scene: Me using the Siri app on my iPhone. Me: Siri, call my wife. Siri: Samantha McLaughlin is not in your contacts. Me: Samantha Gibbs is my wife. Siri: I’ve added Samantha Gibbs as your wife. Me: Call my wife. Siri: Which wife?    Visit our web sites:  keefeclinic.com & facebook.com/keefeclinic

WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Oct. 30, 2017

 

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John H. Keefe III, D.C.

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IN THE NEWS:. Itching for no reason? Immune system may be at fault People who suffer itching with no clear cause may have previously unrecognized immune system defects.The findings are reported in The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. “As doctors, we throw things like antihistamines, ointments and lotions at patients who suffer chronic itching, but if there is something profoundly abnormal about the immune system — as it appears there is — then we can’t solve the itching until we address those underlying causes,” said principal investigator Brian S. Kim, MD, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Dermatology. The four patients researchers zeroed in on were ages 75 to 90. In blood samples, three of those four had high levels of the protein IgE — an immunoglobulin that is a marker of inflammation. Immunoglobulins are antibodies deployed by the immune system to fight infections. Elevated levels of IgE often are seen in patients with allergies. NOTE: hidden food allergies can be a source of itching for a number of people. It’s possible environmental allergies or allergies to cumulated toxins within the body might also be the source. Through Vega Testing we can eliminate some of these common problems and offer solutions.

WELLNESS: Why You Might See Blood in Your Stool Like finding a lump in your breast, seeing blood in your stool can send you into a tailspin of panic. For most people, the fear is that this is a sign of colon cancer. Although blood in the stool is considered a red-flag digestive symptom, it doesn’t automatically mean that you have a life-threatening illness. Common Causes of Blood in the Stool 1. Hemorrhoids: One of the most common causes of blood. 2. Anal fissures:  is a tear in the tissue lining your anus. In addition to causing bright red blood to appear in your stool, anal fissures may also cause symptoms of anal painand/or itching, as well as pain during bowel movements. Less Common Causes of Blood in the Stool 1. Colon polyps: Colon polyps are growths in the colon that are at risk for developing into cancerous tumors. 2. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): Both of the two forms of IBD, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease, can cause blood to appear in your stool. However, blood showing up on your stool is more likely to happen with ulcerative colitis. Benign Causes of Changes in Stool Color Pepto Bismol, Iron supplements, Foods with black or red food coloring, Beets and other red vegetables. NOTE: We can help determine the cause and the treatment.

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CHIROPRACTIC: Why improving function is better than suppressing symptoms The way that chiropractic is different than any other healthcare approach is because what happens with an adjustment. Most people understand how accidents, lifting too heavy a weight or chronic bad posture can lead to misalignments in the spine. What most people are unaware of is even if these misalignments do not cause pain they put pressure on nerves that regulate and control the body. The neck is one of the most prone areas for misalignments due to the fact you have the smallest vertebra in the whole spine trying to balance the 10 pound ball (the head) at the top. If we’re talking about misalignments in the upper neck these irritate nerves and block communication to the head. Even though there can be multiple symptoms from this like: headaches, dizziness, sleep disorders, brain fog, changes in blood pressure and even memory, many times you don’t feel the pressure you just experience the symptoms. For instance let’s take headaches a lot of people if they do anything just take a pain pill. Unfortunately pain pills are one of the most dangerous types of drugs on the market and can cause extensive damage within the digestive track but also can affect the kidneys and other organs with chronic use. When painkillers work they really don’t work. It’s true that painkillers can cover the pain from a headache but they can’t fix the underlying cause. As pressure in your upper neck builds other health problems can develop. It’s a lot like clipping the wire to the engine light instead of fixing what’s wrong with the engine. Studies show chiropractic is one of the most effective treatments for headaches on the planet. By removing the pressure on the delicate nerves at the base of the skull most headaches are relieved fairly quickly. More important than symptom relief, as you fix these misalignments you prevent future headaches. Now take this same principle and apply it to the lungs, digestive system, reproductive system, immune system etc. and you understand why chiropractic care is superior than most other approaches. Chiropractic restores health it doesn’t just mask the symptoms. With chiropractic adjustments, exercise, diet and nutrition, positive mental and spiritual attitude and rest and relaxation you have the principles that can address most health challenges. Tell someone about chiropractic!

FUNNY BONE:  Me and my bed are perfect for each other, but my alarm clock keeps trying to break us up.@@ They say “don’t try this at home” so I’m coming over to your house to try it.@@ When you fall, I will be there to catch you – With love, the floor.@@ “Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.”  ― Phyllis Diller  

 

 

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Oct 23, 2017

 

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 IN THE NEWS: Common Acid Reflux Medications Promote Chronic Liver Disease Approximately 10 percent of the general population take a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drug to block stomach acid secretions and relieve symptoms of frequent heartburn, acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease. That percentage can be as much as seven times higher for people with chronic liver disease. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered evidence in mice and humans that stomach (gastric) acid suppression alters specific gut bacteria in a way that promotes liver injury and progression of three types of chronic liver disease. The study is published October 10 in Nature Communications. “Our stomachs produce gastric acid to kill ingested microbes, and taking a medication to suppress gastric acid secretion can change the composition of the gut microbiome,” said senior author Bernd Schnabl, MD, associate professor of gastroenterology at UC San Diego School of Medicine. “Since we found previously that the gut microbiome — the communities of bacteria and other microbes living there — can influence liver disease risk, we wondered what effect gastric acid suppression might have on the progression of chronic liver disease. We found that the absence of gastric acid promotes growth of Enterococcus bacteria in the intestines and translocation to the liver, where they exacerbate inflammation and worsen chronic liver disease.” There are inexpensive and readily available alternatives to PPIs. However, even non-PPI-based antacids (e.g., Pepto-Bismol, Tums, or H2 blockers such as Tagamet and Zantac) still suppress gastric acid to a lesser degree. While these other types of antacids were not tested in this study, Schnabl said any medication that suppresses gastric acid effectively could cause changes in gut bacteria and thus potentially affect the progression of chronic liver disease. Alternatively, non-pharmacological methods for managing heartburn are an option for some patients, including losing weight and reducing intake of alcohol, caffeine, and fatty and spicy foods. An  FDA report cautions against high doses or prolonged use of PPIs, because they’ve been shown to increase the risk of infection, bone fractures and dementia. But the danger doesn’t stop there. All acid stopping drugs (not just PPIs) inhibit nutrient absorption, promote bacterial overgrowthreduce resistance to infection and increase the risk of cancer and other serious diseases.

CHIROPRACTIC: American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has announced a national health care observance

October is National Chiropractic Month

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WELLNESS: Best foods for good digestion Yogurt-has bacteria that is essentially good for your gut. You need to check their labels for “live and active culture” to reap the digestive benefits out of it. Banana-are very effective in treating gastric problems as they are helpful in restoring bowel function and can help treat diarrhea. They are rich in electrolytes and potassium which help in restoring good digestive health. Ginger-is a spice that has many benefits for digestive health. It can help cure motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, gas and loss of appetite. The ideal consumption would be 2 to 3 g every day. If you have more than that, it may cause heartburn. Beet root-are very good source of fiber, potassium and magnesium. They are an excellent cure for problems like constipation. Apple-are also rich in bacteria that are helpful in maintaining a good gut health. Avocado-are among the best sources of fiber and fruits. This helps in maintaining a mucosal lining in the gastrointestinal tract, which helps in the digestive process. Cod liver oil-source of the vitamin A and C, cod liver oil helps in maintaining a good digestive health.  Blueberry-a very good source of fiber and vitamin C. They are loaded with cancer fighting properties. Kiwi-is loaded with minerals and nutrients which are very good for your gut health. It contains vitamin C and E, linolenic acid, magnesium, potassium, actinidin, fatty acids and pepsin which are good for your digestive health. Papaya-rich in papain which helps break down proteins in your stomach. Papaya also has anti-inflammatory properties which can help and soothing the stomach. It also helps relieve problems like food allergies and heartburn.

FUNNY BONE: TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell crocodile? GLENN: K-R-O-K-O-D-I-a-L TEACHER: no, that’s wrong. GLENN: maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.@@ I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn’t find any.@@ If you jog in a jogging suit, lounge and a lounging pajamas, and smoke in a smoking jacket, why would anybody want to wear a windbreaker?@@ A police car pulled me over near the high school where I teach. As the officer asked me for my license and registration, my students began to drive past. Some honked their horns, others hooted, still others stopped to admonish me for speeding. Finally the officer asked me if I was a teacher at the school, and I told him I was. I think you’ve paid your debt to society, he said with a smile, and left out given me a ticket.

 

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Oct 16, 2017

 

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John H. Keefe III, D.C.

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American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has announced a national health care observance

October is

National Chiropractic Month

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 IN THE NEWS: Do germs trigger type 1 diabetes? Germs could play a role in the  development of type 1 diabetes by triggering the body’s immune system to destroy the cells that produce insulin, new research suggests. Scientists have previously shown that killer T-cells, a type of white blood cell that normally protects us from germs, play a major part in type 1 diabetes by destroying insulin producing cells, known as beta cells. Unlike type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes is prevalent in children and young adults, and is not connected with diet. In previous studies the Cardiff team isolated a killer T-cell from a patient with type 1 diabetes to view the unique interaction which kills the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. “In this new study, we wanted to find out what was causing these T-cells to kill beta cells. We identified part of a bug that turns on killer T-cells so they latch onto beta cells.” The research, published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, provides a first ever glimpse of how germs might trigger killer T-cells to cause type 1 diabetes, but also points towards a more general mechanism for the cause of other autoimmune diseases. NOTE: Probiotics/friendly bacteria help keep the population of bacteria in check and balanced. Get a daily supply of friendly bacteria. Introduce your kids to Kefir or other cultured foods.

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WELLNESS: Apricot seeds, B-17/Laetrile Apricot seeds are similar to other nuts – rich in healthy fats and a source of fiber and iron. There are two types of apricots seeds, or kernels. Sweet apricot seeds are sometimes sold as snacks or for baking, and they contain very little or no amygdalin. Bitter apricot seeds, on the other hand, do contain amygdalin. Laetrile is one of the most popular and effective alternative cancer treatments available. In order to increase the efficiency of Laetrile, it is recommended to follow a strict nutrition diet and also purchase other numerous supplements. Laetrile targets and kills cancerous cells, while repairing the immune system to fend off future possibilities of cancer. B-17 helps boost immunity, relieves pain, lowers high blood pressure, relieves constipation, can help with respiratory disease, has anti-inflammatory properties, protect cells from damage, antimicrobial properties, helps maintain proper pH balance. Recommended usage is 2-3 daily. However well-known authors like Marcus D. Adams claims that you can have up to 24 to 40 kernels a day spread throughout the day. You have to start with 2 and see how much your body can take on a daily basis.

FUNNY BONE: If I won the award for laziness, I would send somebody to pick it up for me.-@@ Don’t know where your kids are in the house? Turn off the internet and they’ll show up quickly.@@ As your best friend I’ll always pick you up when you fall, after I finish laughing.@@ When you wake up at 6 in the morning, you close your eyes for 5 minutes and it’s already 6:45. When you’re at work and it’s 2:30, you close your eyes for 5 minutes and it’s 2:31.-@@ Scene: A radio newsroom. Caller: I just wanted to let you know you’re off the air. Host: Yes, we know. The engineers are working on it. Caller: It would be nice if you put something on the air that says that.@@ The food at the sandwich shop I frequent is good, but any deviation from the norm throws the staff. I once told a clerk that I wanted only half a sandwich. His reply: “What am I going to do with the other half?” A week later, when I told another clerk the same thing, she responded, “Do you want the top or the bottom?” Carole Holder, Norman, Oklahoma

 

 

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Oct. 2, 2017

 

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IN THE NEWS: A STUDY PROVES TURMERIC IS 400X MORE POWERFUL THAN A COMMON DIABETES DRUG Turmeric has been used as a spice in curry for a very long time. More recently it is getting noted as arguably the most powerful herb on the planet because of its ability to fight against and possibly reverse disease. Turmeric and its healing properties have got the world so interested that there have been over 6000 peer-reviewed research articles published proving the benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin which is one of Turmeric’s renowned healingcompounds. Out of the thousands of studies on Turmeric, one of the most interesting findings is that Turmeric when compared to pharmaceutical medications that the benefits are often equal. In fact, sometimes Turmeric has even been considered a better option than pharmaceutical medications. Although the list is a lot longer, today we will look at 8 examples of health conditions where Organic Turmeric can replace or be a better option than traditional pharmaceutical medications. 1. Management of Diabetes,2.Anti-depressants,3.Anti-inflammatories,4.Cancertreatment, 5.Anticoagulants/Antiplatelets, 6. Arthritis management, 7. Cholesterol regulators, 8. Painkillers

CHIROPRACTIC: American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has announced a national health care observance–October is National Chiropractic Month  DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITH A HEALTH PROBLEM OR IN PAIN? INVITE YOUR FAMILY OR FRIENDS TO THE PARTY Who do you know who is hurting? Who do you know that you have been trying to get started at Keefe Clinic? Now is the time to get your spouse or child started on the road to good health. Complimentary  DIAGNOSTIC WORK UP DURING OCTOBER Complimentary initial exam and one X-ray. Tell someone today

WELLNESS: PEOPLE WHO REGULARLY EAT NUTS ARE LESS LIKELY TO BE OVERWEIGHT People who regularly eat nuts are less likely to be overweight or obese, according to a new study. Those who consume the healthy snack were found to have a five per cent lower risk of carrying extra pounds compared to those who didn’t. Researchers discovered that participants in their study gained an average of almost five pounds by the end of five years, but those who eat nuts routinely gained less weight. The study’s senior investigator even suggested nuts should replace animal fats.  ‘Eat nuts during your meal,’ said Dr Joan Sabaté, the director of the Center for Nutrition, Lifestyle and Disease Prevention at Loma Linda University School of Public Health in California. ‘Put them at the center of your plate to replace animal products. They’re very satiating. Nuts have also been linked to producing healthy aging benefits in seniors in a previous study by Dr Sabaté.  Nuts that were included in this study were peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, and walnuts. The recent study was published in the European Journal of Nutrition. Walnuts reduce food cravings and promote a feeling of fullness, new research suggests. Eating the healthy snack boosts brain activity in the region associated with control, which suggests people will have more discipline when faced with unhealthy food, a study found. People also report feeling less hungry after consuming walnuts, the research adds.

FUNNY BONE: I was at the customer-service desk, returning a pair of jeans that was too tight. “Was anything wrong with them?” the clerk asked. “Yes,” I said. “They hurt my feelings.”@@ Moses had the first tablet that could connect to the cloud.@@ A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age. @@ I like having conversations with kids. Grownups never ask me what my third favorite reptile is.@@ I bought the world’s worst thesaurus yesterday. Not only is it terrible, it’s terrible

 

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Have you been told …… “There is no cure for what you have, no one can help you”….. Really?

Have you been told ……

“There is no cure for what you have, no one can help you”…..

Really?

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Many patients have been told this by their medical doctor and yet have gone on to find help through natural healthcare and chiropractic. It’s not that the medical doctors were lying to them but what they were really saying is drugs and surgery can’t help you. Their language is unfortunate because that traps many people with conditions they live with the rest of their lives. It’s also sad that medical doctors are brainwashed in school into believing that if drugs and surgery can’t help the patient in front of them, nothing else will.

 

Chiropractic and natural healthcare approaches the body with completely different eyes. We might do some of the same tests like lab work, MRIs or x-rays and physical exams but we interpret the information completely different in some cases. The focus of drug therapy is to find some chemical that will suppress your symptoms. It’s like with type II diabetes where the body is not responding to the insulin it’s producing so they use chemicals to force the sugar out through the kidneys. This doesn’t help the cells that need sugar for proper metabolism to get the sugar they need it just limits the danger of ever increasing blood sugar levels. The natural approach focuses on nutritional and lifestyle changes that help the cells recognize and respond properly to the insulin.

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It’s been said there are no incurable diseases just some incurable patients. The process of getting well can be complex and difficult in some cases the motivation to make the changes in lifestyle and diet are more than some people are willing to do thus they carry their condition to an early grave. The key in any health problem is breaking the code for that disease and to do that sometimes it’s as simple as doing basic blood work and understanding the nutritional components of those findings but in some cases it’s more complicated, requiring innovative tools to break the code. That’s one reason we use a muscle reflex testing protocol that we call Vega testing. The founder of Vega testing was a German medical doctor/dentist who developed this test that included both the protocol of testing along with a sophisticated Ohm’s machine to study the response from the body. Because that machine was both expensive and subject to operator error we decided to use a muscle reflex test to work the protocol, it is more objective and quicker. In Vega testing we monitor muscle reflexes in response to certain diagnostic ampules to help us break the code of the disease, understand the underlying components. We can quickly, in a lot of cases, find the underlying toxicity, emotional component, nutritional imbalance that’s allowing the condition to remain in the body. Your body has an ability to heal itself but that ability can be interfered with because of different blockages. Our goal is to determine what those blockages are and remove them allowing your body what it does best, heal.

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The basic approach that we use at Keefe Clinic includes determining what body type you are so we can establish the right ratio of fats, carbs and proteins for your particular genetic makeup. Along with that diet, detoxification, possibly an anti-inflammatory diet, and neurological balancing and establishing the necessary neurological pathways so the body can regulate itself and in turn heal itself. Targeted nutritional therapy, exercise, stress handling are just some of the techniques that were used to help the body.

LINK: Vega testing

WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Sept 25, 2017

 

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John H. Keefe III, D.C.

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 Dr Keefe, Natural Health care, pain, Tulsa chiropractor,

American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has announced a national health care observance

October is

National Chiropractic Month

 DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITH A HEALTH PROBLEM OR IN PAIN?

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Who do you know who is hurting? Who do you know that you have been trying to get started at Keefe Clinic?

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IN THE NEWS: A healthy lifestyle builds brain resilience and really WILL keep dementia at bay – even if you’re predicted to get it – and here are the tips to follow, reveals largest study of its kind. Alzheimer’s disease really can be avoided by following a healthy lifestyle – even if you’re predisposed to get it, the largest study of its kind has revealed. Exercising, monitoring blood pressure and watching less TV are the three key factors that will help build brain resilience and keep the disease at bay. Researchers at the University of California in Irvine began the ’90+ Study’ in 2003. Tests were carried out on the 1,700 participants every six months to monitor their cognitive ability. Post-mortems were conducted upon their death. Astonishingly half of the dementia-free patients had the hallmark brain plaques – which lead to memory loss and dementia – when they died. Meanwhile half of the dementia patients did develop symptoms of memory loss – even without having these build-ups in their brain. Those with a higher level of education were found to have greater protection even if OET scans revealed plaque in the brain typical of Alzheimer’s.  Physical activity – or the lack of – was identified as one of the risk factors that has the greatest effect on dementia. Getting high blood pressure under control appears to be important for mental health as well – especially between the ages of 35 and 65. But for those in their nineties, it is believed that high blood pressure could have a protective effect. There’s currently no evidence of the efficacy of commercial computer-based brain training exercises. They appear to have only short-term effects and work in connection with the same tasks that are practiced over and over, Professor Kawas said.

WELLNESS: HEALTH TIPS Don’t Drink Sugar Calories. …Eat Nuts. …Avoid Processed Junk Food (Eat Real Food Instead) …Eat Fatty Fish. …Get Enough Sleep. …Take Care of Your Gut Health With Probiotics and Fiber. …Drink Some Water, Especially Before Meals…. Don’t Overcook or Burn Your Meat….Avoid Bright Lights Before Sleep….Take Vitamin D3 if You Don’t Get Much Sun….Eat Vegetables and Fruits….Make Sure to Eat Enough Protein….Do Some Cardio, or Just Walk More….Don’t Smoke or do Drugs, and Only Drink in Moderation …Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil…Don’t Eat a Lot of Refined Carbohydrates…Don’t Fear Saturated Fat…Lift Heavy Things…Avoid Artificial Trans Fats….Use Plenty of Herbs and Spices….Take Care of Your Relationships… Allow the doctor inside full access to your organs and glands by removing communication blockage through regular chiropractic adjustment, the best foods in the world won’t help if you can’t digest them, properly absorb them and then utilize them at a cellular level. Chiropractic makes a difference, through regular adjustments you raise the level of health within your body.

FUNNY BONE: I just found out I’m colorblind. The diagnosis came completely out of the purple.@@ Smoking will kill you… Bacon will kill you… But,smoking bacon will cure it.@@ Subway is definitely the healthiest fast food available because they make you get out of the car.@@ Always identify who to blame in an emergency.@@ Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.@@ I don’t engage in mental combat with the unarmed.@@ Claustrophobic people are more productive thinking out of the box.@@ My mate broke his left arm and left leg, but he was alright.@@ A worldwide survey was conducted by the UN. The only question asked was: “Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the food shortage in the rest of the world?” The survey was a huge failure. In Africa they didn’t know what “food” meant. In Eastern Europe they didn’t know what “honest” meant. In Western Europe they didn’t know what “shortage” meant. In China they didn’t know what “opinion” meant. In the Middle East they didn’t know what “solution” meant. In South America they didn’t know what “please” meant. And in the USA they didn’t know what “the rest of the world” meant.

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The Role of Vitamins and Minerals in Thyroid Disease

The Role of Vitamins and Minerals in Thyroid Disease

We all know that we should eat the right foods in order to obtain all the necessary vitamins to maintain good health. Lack of certain vitamins and minerals can cause thyroid deficiency and if you have thyroid deficiency, the vitamins you are taking in are unable to be processed properly.

Both Stephen Langer in his book Solved: ‘The Riddle of Illness’ and Dr Ridha Arem in his book ‘The Thyroid Solution’, tell us that people with thyroid problems should make sure they get enough vitamins, either by eating plenty of the foods containing these vitamins or by supplements. Many people now lead very busy lives and donít have time to eat properly. Many young woman miss meals altogether to lose weight without realising that this can cause problems for your thyroid. Even if you try and eat properly, by the time we purchase, prepare and cook everyday foods, most of the nutrients have disappeared and we believe supplements are essential to maintain a good thyroid. Lack of protein in a vegetarian diet of a thyroid deficient person can also cause problems. One thing doctors donít tend to do now, unless you go to an alternative therapist, is check you for vitamin and mineral deficiencies. You might be surprised to find that you are deficient in quite a few of these vitamins. We are hearing more and more that a lot of us are suffering from pernicious anaemia. Make sure you are checked for this next time you see your doctor.

Vitamin A  (not carotene)

Carotene is a precursor of Vitamin A.  An underactive thyroid gland cannot efficiently convert carotene to usable Vitamin A so however many carrots etc. you eat, it won’t help.   Vitamin A must also be accompanied by protein to make it available to the body, so if you are on a low protein diet, you may be deficient in this vitamin.  If you are low on Vitamin A, your ability to produce TSH is limited. This vitamin is required by the body to convert T4 to T3.  If you find that lights are too bright or night driving is a problem, try taking Vitamin A supplements along with more protein and see if it helps.

Vitamin B Complex

All the B vitamins are vital for good thyroid function but they all have a different role to play.

Bl (Thiamine)

This vitamin is drastically needed if you have an overactive thyroid.

B2 (Riboflavin)

The lack of Vitamin B2 suppresses thyroid function in that the thyroid and adrenal glands fail to secrete their hormones

B3 (Niacin)

This is needed to keep all the body’s cells (including the endocrine glands) in efficient working order.

B6 (Pyridoxine)

Without this vitamin the thyroid cannot utilise its iodine raw material efficiently to make the hormones.  This vitamin is needed even more by an overactive thyroid.  Muscle weakness is very common in people with an overactive thyroid and in those who are also lacking in B6.

B12

People with an underactive thyroid or people with no thyroid cannot absorb this vitamin.  A serious lack of B12 can cause mental illness, various neurological disorders, neuralgia, neuritis and bursitis. Some doctors believe the “normal range” of B12 is too low and that the normal range should be at least 500 – 1,300pg/ml (rather than 200 – 1,100).

Vitamin C

The thyroid gland needs this vitamin to keep it healthy.  Long standing deficiency causes the thyroid gland to secrete too much hormone.  People with an overactive thyroid need extra Vitamin C as this is actually drained from the tissues in their bodies.

Vitamin D

It has been found that when people with an overactive thyroid take this vitamin, it counteracts the usual rapid excretion of calcium, and osteoporosis can be avoided.

Vitamin E

Again, lack of this vitamin encourages the thyroid gland to secrete too much hormone, as well as too little TSH by the pituitary gland.

A higher intake of this vitamin is often needed by people with an overactive thyroid to counteract the large amounts of the vitamin depleted from the system.

Calcium

Many of us consume too little calcium in the form of dairy products.  This is needed to combat bone loss, especially important in overactive people.  Dr. Arem recommends a supplementation of 1000 milligrams of elemental calcium (calcium carbonate) per day.

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Magnesium

Magnesium is required for the conversion of T4 into T3 so this mineral should be supplemented.

Dr. Magovern tells us that some people lose Magnesium at a great rate through urination.  Also it seems that a diet high in refined food and caffeine will encourage magnesium loss.

Selenium

This is a crucial component of the enzyme that converts T4 to T3 in the body.  Without it, T3 cannot be produced in the right amounts, and organs will function as if they were hypothyroid even though blood test levels are normal.

Zinc

Research has shown that both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism result in zinc deficiency.  It also plays a role in the functioning of the immune system. Low zinc levels have been found in obese people.  Zinc is needed to convert T4 into T3, so this mineral is a must.

 

WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Sept. 18, 2017

 

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IN THE NEWS:. WHY DOGS ARE GOOD FOR OUR HEALTH (and Help Us Cope With Life) When we see, touch, hear or talk to our companion animals, beneficial neurohormones are released and that induces a sense of goodwill, joy, nurturing and happiness. “The bond between man and dog is something that can really cure a lot of emptiness,” says Stephen Knight of Dallas, Texas. “I’m a recovering addict, six years clean and sober,” Knight tells NBC News BETTER. “I did work in non-profits and social services but went into addiction hard core and ended up homeless, living out of my car, and lost everything in life that matters.” Getting a dog eight months into recovery “changed my life,” Knight says. “There’s a lot of voids that you fill with drinking and drugs. Dogs can replace that with their love.” Dogs stay present in the moment. That’s important for people in recovery, we try to not worry about the future as much. And dogs don’t let their past define them. Another population that sees great benefit from dog companionship is older adults, says Johnson. Yet this is another group that often isn’t able to keep their pets at a time they need them most. If an older person is struggling to take care of a pet, “the unfortunate thing that happens is family members say the pet has to go. Sometimes even primary caregivers say that,” Johnson says. “It’s inhumane to the animal and the adult. Often the animal is the reason adult gets up in the morning. It may be the only individual they communicate with for days.” Dogs are even starting to pop up in court, of all places. “There’s a growing movement to have courthouse dogs,” Knight says, “a specially trained therapy animal to preside and be with children and people who have suffered domestic violence who have to testify. Children undergoing forensic interviews for child abuse, who may be in foster care can benefit from interacting with a service while going through interviews.”

WELLNESS: BORIC ACID CURE FOR YEAST INFECTIONS Yeast infections can occur in several places on the body. The most common areas are: The mouth, where the infection is called thrush, On the feet, as athlete’s foot, On the genitals. When a yeast infection develops in a woman’s vagina, it causes a type of vulvovaginitis, or inflammation of the vulva and vagina. Three out of every four women will have at least one vaginal yeast infection at some point, and half of all women will have more than one. Small amounts of the yeast also live in various warm, moist areas throughout the body, including the mouth, rectum, vagina, and parts of your skin. Its numbers are naturally kept in check by the bacteria and other microorganisms that make up your microbiome, the community of microorganisms that inhabit your body. A treatment for CANDIDA ALBICANS. infection based on a popular home remedy has been shown to be at least as affective as currently prescribed medications. Some recent double-blind study results show the effectiveness of different treatments for “yeast” infection – boric acid powder capsules 92% cure rate. Ask at the front desk for the boric acid cure or visit Keefeclinic.com or Facebook.com/Keefeclinic. Yeast love sugar so a meat and vegetable diet is the strictest anti-yeast diet and restricts yeasts from their favorite food group, sugar/carbohydrates. Nixall can also help. You can also find boric acid capsules preprepared.

CHIROPRACTIC: TREATING AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES  Lupus, Hashimoto thyroiditis, psoriasis, Sjogren’s syndrome are just a few of the autoimmune processes that affect Americans. Under the right circumstances your immune system can literally attack any cell in your body. A normally functioning immune system identifies self from nonself and goes to work as soon as an invader is identified. Your immune system has specialized cells that can break down and destroy invaders through both chemical warfare and actually eating the offender. Sometimes your immune system gets confused because of trauma, toxic metals, toxic chemicals and in some cases emotional stress. The medical approach is to use powerful and harmful chemicals like steroids to try to suppress the immune systems function. Of course this approach does not cure the disease it just suppresses the symptoms. We offer a natural approach to address the underlying cause for this condition with detoxification, allergy elimination, improved emotional processing and nutritional therapy to balance and build up the immune organs in question. Most patients respond favorably to this approach which includes balancing a diet to your genetic makeup, improving communication between the immune organs and the nervous system through chiropractic adjustments and including the appropriate detoxification and nutrition to enhance normal function. Who do you know who would benefit from chiropractic care?

FUNNY BONE:  The military has a long, proud tradition of pranking recruits. Here are some favorites from rallypoint.com: • Instructed a private in the mess hall to look for left-handed spatulas • Sent a recruit to medical-supplies office in search of fallopian tubes• Had a new guy conduct a “boom test” on a howitzer by yelling “Boom!” down the tube in order to “calibrate” it• Ordered a private to bring back a five-gallon can of dehydrated water (in fact, the sergeant just wanted an empty water can)@@ My 90-year-old dad was giving 
a talk at our local library about his World War II experiences. During the question-and-answer period, he was asked, “How did you know the war was over?” He replied, “When they stopped shooting at me.”@@ A defendant isn’t happy with how things are going in court, so he gives the judge a hard time. Judge: “Where do you work?” Defendant: “Here and there.” Judge: “What do you do for a living?” Defendant: “This and that.” Judge: “Take him away.” Defendant: “Wait; when will I get out?” Judge: “Sooner or later.”

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Health is a choice

Health is a choice

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Working with patients for over 42 years I’ve learned the importance of proper lifestyle choices. It’s been said there are no incurable diseases just some incurable patients. Outside of rare genetic disorders most people have the inborn ability to live a healthy, pain-free life. But that ability requires making quality life choices. I’m pretty sure most people realize what shape your house would be in you never cleaned it in 20 years. A similar thing is true about your body; if you’re not proactive in taking care of your health then complicated health issues can develop that take time to repair. Unfortunately, in most cases, we are unaware that our bodies are breaking down because we have no obvious symptoms. It’s similar to drinking water, as we age our sense of thirst diminishes and we can be significantly dehydrated and not even know it.

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A lot of times it is just simple things that need to be addressed in order to maintain excellent health. Movement is important, you don’t have to be conditioning for the Olympics to stay in good health even three days a week of walking or other exercise can have a significant benefit. Rest and relaxation including refreshing sleep are crucial on regulating stress hormones that can have a profound effect on your health over time. Positive mental and spiritual attitude have a healing effect on the mind as well as the body, practicing an act of kindness not only helps others in our society but floods your body with important hormones and chemicals that not only give you a sense of well-being but have health promoting benefits. Since the nervous system controls and coordinates everything in the body maintaining a stress free nervous system through regular chiropractic adjustments are crucial. Chiropractic keeps the communication channels open and allows the body to self-regulate and heal. And what you put in your mouth is crucial, it has been said that, “We dig our own graves with a fork.”

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At Keefe clinic we try to engage each of these five laws of health to help you attain and maintain good health. No matter what pharmaceutical companies tell you drugs can’t heal you they can only manipulate your perception of symptoms. We not only want to encourage you to make healthy choices but also to provide tools to help you maintain the best health possible. With Vega testing we not only pick up problems that are developing but zero in on the best product or formula to restore normal function.

Since inflammation is a major destroyer of health in our society eating anti-inflammatory foods are essential, fish oils are probably the most important way to control inflammation.

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Boric acid cure for yeast infections

A treatment for CANDIDA ALBICANS. infection based on a popular home remedy has been shown to be at least as affective as currently prescribed medications. Some recent double-blind study results show the effectiveness of different treatments for “yeast” infection – boric acid powder capsules 92% cure rate.

CANDIDA ALBICANS, the most common cause of vulvovaginitis (infection, itching, and pain of the vulva and vagina) accounts for nearly 20% of outpatient gynecology visits. The currently available medications, which are vaginal creams that many patients find to be costly and unpleasant to use, have only a 60% to 90% effectiveness rate. BORIC ACID POWDER, on the other hand, is inexpensive, well accepted by patients and is non toxic. You can make your own size 0 gelatin capsules with 600 mg. of boric acid powder, and it may cost you only .31 cents to make 14 capsules.

The boric acid treatment for yeast infections has been printed in and told about by the lay press for years. In vitro studies show that its effectiveness comes from its fungistatic properties.

HIGH CURE RATE

At the University of Virginia, a study showed the results of treatment of 500 infected college students with intravaginal capsules containing 600 mg. of boric acid powder. The cure rate was 90%. Another study involved a double-blind comparison of boric acid and nystatin.

When statistically significant results were reached, the study was ended. It was found that 7 to 10 days after treatment 92% (45 of 49) of the patients treated with boric acid were cured, as measured by negative cultures and absent symptoms, as compared with 64% (35 of 55) of those treated with capsules containing 100,000 units of nystatin. At 30 days the cure rate was 76% for boric acid and 78% for nystatin. Symptom relief was attained at an equal rate in both drug groups.

So far nearly 2000 patients have been treated with boric acid powder capsules, given daily for one week then twice a week for three more weeks. Most patients had a little watery discharge during the treatment, but only six patients reported some local irritation.

Preliminary observations of the investigators suggest that a single weekly capsule of boric acid may prevent recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Insert one capsule intravaginally each night for 7 days, then twice a week for three more weeks. Do not eat sweets.

WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Sept. 11, 2017

 

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IN THE NEWS: Adipose Tissue May Affect Cancer Development In Multiple Ways Author: Cornelia M. Ulrich, PhD, Senior Director of Population Sciences at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Background: “Obesity is increasing dramatically worldwide, and is now also recognized as one of the major risk factors for cancer, with 16 different types of cancer linked to obesity,” Ulrich said. “We urgently need to identify the specific mechanisms that link obesity to cancer.” Ulrich explained that previous research has shown several ways that fat contributes to carcinogenesis. For example, obesity increases the risk of inflammation, which has long been associated with cancer. Also, obesity is believed to affect cancer cell metabolism and immune clearance, all of which can contribute to the growth and spread of tumors, she said. The relationship between fat and carcinogenesis also depends upon “crosstalk,” or the ways cells react when the same signal is shared by more than one signaling pathway in two different cell types, Ulrich explained. Identifying ways to interrupt the crosstalk could help researchers identify new cancer prevention strategies. Ulrich added that the study supports the importance of maintaining a healthy body weight. Because fat exists both under the skin and deeper inside the body, even slender people may have excess fat surrounding internal organs. Healthy diets and exercise that includes strength training to build lean muscle mass can help fight the development of excess fat, she said.

WELLNESS: hc3™ Lifestyle Program™ Assists in:  Achieving Healthy Body Composition Through a Triple Approach: Diet, Exercise and Nutrition ● Burning Stored Fat as the Primary Energy Source ● Diminishing Hunger Levels ● Resculpting the Body ● Protecting Muscle from Wasting.  NuMedica’s hc3™ Lifestyle Program™ is a comprehensive 30 day supply designed to help the body burn stored fat as its primary energy source without decreasing muscle mass. This program is centered around a triple approach to healthy body composition which incorporates diet, exercise and nutrition. It contains essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants as well as detoxification support and medium chain triglycerides to support optimal metabolic management. Included in the kit is a comprehensive program guide featuring sample menus and a progress chart. NOTE: This is the most effective diet program we’ve ever handled. Depending on how much weight you need to lose you could lose 1 to 2 pounds a day that means in 30 days you could lose up to 30 to 60 pounds. This diet is safe in that it focuses on fat loss not water or lean body mass. This complete diet comes in a box includes all the nutrients that you need along with the booklet that tells you exactly what to eat. You follow the program, you lose the weight.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: Here’s what some of our patients have said about how chiropractic and nutritional therapy has helped them: HI, my husband and I have been trying to start a family for seven years. After trying the doctors my medical doctor sent us to without success, we were told about chiropractic. Well, two months later I was pregnant. Linda@@ My name is Jim. I lifted something wrong at work and heard something pop and went to my knees In pain. I was told surgery was the only option I had, and I would be off work several months. Then the bad news  I might not ever return to my same job. Someone told me to try chiropractic, best suggestion I ever got. I was back to work in three weeks and am doing great.@@It was a year ago that I had the car accident, and just a few weeks after that, the first seizure hit. For the next several months I was terrified when the next one would come. Every few weeks the doctor would increase my medication until he said any higher could be fatal. I was looking at a life of drugs that left me a zombie and I was still having seizures. When a friend told me about chiropractic, I didn’t think it could help. What a mistake I almost made! Today I am free of seizures and feel fantastic, even my daily headaches are gone… Jill @@Used to have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome before I tried Chiropractic…Beth@@My child was hyperactive and doing poorly in school….not anymore! For the first time she is making A’s….Karen@@I couldn’t believe after twenty years my allergies were gone…Larry

FUNNY BONE: My husband was waterskiing when he fell into the river. As the boat circled to pick him up, he noticed a hunter sitting in a duck boat in the reeds. My husband put his hands in the air and joked, “Don’t shoot!” The hunter responded, “Don’t quack.”@@ Things people actually said in court: Q: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact? A: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.// Q: This condition you have… does it affect your memory at all? A: Yes.Q: And in what ways does it affect your memory? A: I forget. Q: You forget? Can you give us an example of something that you’ve forgotten?// Q: How old is your son, the one living with you? A: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can’t remember which. Q: How long has he lived with you? A: Forty-five years.// Q: Now doctor, isn’t it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn’t know about it until the next morning? A: Did you actually pass the bar exam? //Q: Were you present when your picture was taken? //Q: She had three children, right? A: Yes. Q: How many were boys? A: None. Q: Were there any girls? //Q: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney? A: No, this is how I dress when I go to work. //Q: Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people? A: All my autopsies are performed on dead people. // Q: Do you recall the time that you examined the body? A: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m. Q: And Mr. Dennington was dead at the time?
A: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy.// Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse? A: No. Q: Did you check for blood pressure? A: No. Q: Did you check for breathing?! A: No. Q: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy? A: No. Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor? A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar. Q: But could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless? A: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere.

 

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Aug. 14, 2017

 

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IN THE NEWS: “The Power of B Vitamins – What Could Your Life Look Like If You Had More?” Low levels of B vitamins are becoming more commonplace just as researchers discover exciting new benefits for this valuable family of nutrients. For the sake of your body and brain, You can take advantage of their new findings and, above all, make sure you’re not making these eating and supplement mistakes. Low levels of B vitamins can affect your body in many different ways because of the vitamins’ far-reaching and interrelated effects. A B vitamin complex deficiency can show up in multiple ways. Any one of these common symptoms could be a result of low levels of one or more B vitamins: Inability to sleep well. Fatigue and apathy. Mental “fog,” confusion, and forgetfulness. Mood swings and irritability. Gastrointestinal symptoms. Joint or muscle discomfort. Muscle weakness. Loss of muscle mass. Numbness or tingling in fingers and toes. Frequent bruising. Headaches. Irritability. Dry, cracking skin. Because the vitamin B complex is a group of eight major B vitamins that work together, you can impact their synergy just by running low on one. For example, many of the B complex vitamins are needed for healthy skin. If you’re low in one or two, that can affect the actions of the others. When you have a limited supply of B vitamins, your central nervous system can be the first to be affected. Omega-3 fatty acids are vitally important for your brain health, and now researchers are finding B vitamins to be valuable as well. All of the B vitamins are important for brain and nerve cells, but some stand out for their role in supporting memory, cognitive health, and brain performance:  vitamin B1 (thiamine), B3 (niacin), B6 (pyridoxine), B12 (cobalamin), and folate. Note: Vega testing can help us determine if you need extra B complex and which formula would be the best.

WELLNESS: Should You Microwave Your Underwear? Washing your clothes may present challenges you did not imagine, as detergents deposit toxic chemicals without killing bacteria, which means your machine is not sanitizing or cleaning your clothes like you may have believed. Although some research demonstrates using a microwave for five minutes on clean, damp undergarments may kill yeast and some bacteria, other considerations make your microwave oven a poor choice. There are several ways of reducing the potential you pass along bacteria or fungi from one piece of your clothing to the next without using dangerous toxins or opening yourself up to damage from microwave radiation. •Tumble dry Your dryer will kill bacteria and fungi on your clothing when dried for at least 30 minutes. •Wash your hands It’s important to wash your hands after transferring wet clothes laden with bacteria from the washing machine to the dryer in order to reduce the transfer of that bacteria to your nose or mouth, which may increase your risk of infection. •Wash your undergarments separately Keep your clothing with the most bacteria away from the rest of your laundry, especially the towels you use on your dishes. •Use an additive with your dirty laundry Adding 2 cups of 10 particles per million (ppm) of colloidal silver to the rinse cycle will infuse your clothing with silver, a natural antibacterial. •Clean the machine Clean your washing machine routinely to reduce the amount of bacteria waiting for your clothes in the machine. Consider cleaning the surface of the drum (where the clothes are washed) with white vinegar and baking soda. Next add an essential oil that has antibacterial properties, such as lemongrass, peppermint, eucalyptus, orange oils and palmarosa, to the machine and running it using hot water without a load of clothes.

CONDITION OF THE WEEK: So Really, How Bad is a Vertebral Subluxation? One of the most difficult concepts to get across to the public is the devastating effects of vertebral subluxation.  When there is a subluxation in your spine, your digestive system will not work at its full potential.  Your body cannot produce the exact quantity and quality of chemicals necessary to digest the food that you eat.  The food will not be absorbed into your body as it should because the cells involved in absorption are not working as they should because the food is not being broken down properly.  Those organs, tissues, and cells involved with changing absorbed foods into flesh and blood will not work properly without a good nerve supply.  When there is a subuxation in your spine, your immune system is not working as it should.  The organs and cells involved in keeping your resistant to viruses and bacteria are working at less than their potential.  When you are subluxated you cannot think as well, your coordination is lessened, energy levels are decreased.  A vertebral subluxation literally affects every part of your body because every part of your body in one way or another is dependent upon a properly functioning nerve system. A vertebral subluxation affects the entire body.  In this day and age when there are so many stresses upon the body, chemical, physical, and mental – we cannot afford to have an improperly functioning nerve system.  We cannot be sure about the quality of the water that we drink or the air that we breathe.  We cannot know for sure that our body is getting all the nutrients that we need from our food sources.  We cannot help being exposed to microorganisms, many of which are more powerful than ever because of their ability to adapt to attempts to destroy them with drugs.  We can do nothing about the genitic weaknesses that we inherited from our parents.  But by keeping our nerve system free of vertebral subluxation, we can be sure that any potential that we have will be expressed as well as possible.

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FUNNY BONE: Morris, an 82 year-old man, went to the doctor to get a physical. A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm. A couple of days later, the doctor spoke to Morris and said: “You’re really doing great, aren’t you?” Morris replied: “Just doing what you said, Doc. Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.” The doctor said: “I didn’t say that. I said, You’ve got a heart murmur – be careful.”@@ An elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years. He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100 %. The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said: “Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again.” The gentleman replied, “Oh, I haven’t told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to their conversations. I’ve changed my will three times!”

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Acid-Alkaline Balance

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Proper Health starts with the correct acid-alkaline balance in your body. The pH level (acid – alkaline measurement) of our internal fluids affects every cell in our bodies. Extended acid imbalances of any kind can overwhelm your body, and lead to health complications.

Just as the body regulates its temperature in a rigid manner, so will it manage to preserve a very narrow pH range – especially in the blood. As a matter of fact, the body will go to such great lengths to maintain a blood pH of 7.365 that it will even create stress on other tissues, body systems, and organs to do so. Chronic acidity will interrupt all cellular activities and functions – it interferes with life itself.

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When the pH of the body gets out of balance (too acidic), we may experience low energy, fatigue, excess weight, poor digestion, aches and pains, and even more serious disorders.

The cycle of acidity begins primarily as a result of three things:
1. Ingesting acids. Eating too many acidifying foods like processed sugar, meats, dairy, coffee, alcohol, etc. Create an acid ash in the body. These acids can overload the body’s ability to neutralize them.
2. Creation of acids. Pathogens and microforms create acidifying toxins in the body. As the body becomes more and more acidic, bad bacteria, yeasts and other microforms proliferate in the body. Since these organisms are living, they eat as well as create resulting toxins. These toxins are often very acidifying.
3. Improper elimination of acids. Not all acids are the same; some are weak and some are strong. Weak acids like citric acid are much easier to neutralize than strong acids like uric acid. The body uses many systems in order to buffer acids including breath, mineral reserves, and fat. When the body’s buffering systems become compromised, excess acids build up.

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The process of reestablishing acid-alkaline balance begins with proper diet and nutrition. This includes eating alkalizing foods (vegetables, low sugar fruits, etc.), super hydration (drinking plenty of alkaline water), and proper supplementation.

Keeping yourself BALANCED is your first line of defense in fighting any disease and alkaline water creates a major impact in balancing the body’s pH.

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A body that is too acidic provides the ideal environment for diseases to manifest and thrive in. For example, accumulated acid waste in the joints encourages inflammation and arthritis. It turns acidic wastes into solids and stores them in fatty tissues resulting in hardening of the arteries and excess weight. Our body also tries to buffer the effect of this excess acid by taking calcium from the bones, and magnesium needed for heart health.

Therefore, one of the keys to great health is keeping the body pH properly balanced. Because of the predominance of hydroxyl ions produced, making the water highly alkaline, drinking plenty of alkaline water will help dissolves accumulated acid waste and will balance your body pH.

Restoring the pH balance in the body.

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Alkaline water can neutralize the acidity of the body caused by stress, modern diet, air pollution, and many bottled waters.

A higher pH in the body reduces the need for fat and cholesterol to protect the body from damaging acids.

Alkaline water is negatively charged and an “antioxidant.” Antioxidants reduce cellular and DNA damage caused by free radicals. Negatively charged alkaline water creates energy by giving up ions to positive ions.

Alkaline water tastes lighter with a pleasantly sweet flavor.

– Improves the body’s absorption of essential nutrients

– Improves body function by cleaning your cells from the inside out.

– Using water with a higher pH level improves the taste of beverages and food.

– Improves your immune system function to help you fight diseases.

– Cooking with alkaline water improves the taste and quality of foods and using acidic water when boiling eggs improves their quality

Understanding pH Values

For those not familiar with pH scales:
Pure acid is pH 0
Pure alkaline is pH 14
Neutral (neither acid nor alkaline) is pH 7
pH 7 is ten times more alkaline than pH 6
pH 8 is 100 times more alkaline than pH 6
pH 9 is 1,000 times ore alkaline than pH 6

How much do I drink?

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Your water needs are based on your body weight. Half your body weight is your cleansing dose and 80% of that is your minimum because otherwise you’re dehydrated.

100 pound person, 50 ounces is their cleansing dose and 40 ounces is a minimum of fluids they should drink every day.

Dr. Keefe, Keefe Clinic. Tulsa Chiropractor, pain, natural health care.How much alkaline water should I drink? That depends on your pH. We carry very sensitive pH paper for determining your urine pH which is the pH we base your need for alkaline water on. If you’re a vegetarian and your pH is already alkaline then you can just drink regular filtered water. But if your pH is lower than 6.4 then you need to drink alkaline water. I would recommend 1 L a day minimum. Depending on your weight more might be indicated.

How alkaline of water should I drink? Water can come from about 7.8 to 10. You can drink water that is to alkaline for you and it is best to be tested at our office to determine the best pH. Waters with a pH of 9 to 9.5 tend to test the best, but your situation might be different.

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Both saliva and urine pH should be 6.4. When you maintain that then your blood and cells will be able to maintain the pH that is right for them. Saliva pH indicate your digestive pH whereas urine pH indicates your body pH. So for determining your need for alkaline water urine pH is the one to watch. Also it is recommended not to drink alkaline water with meals. If you’re going to drink water with a meal I recommend squeezing several lemon or lime slices in the water to make it acidic. Lemon and lime will be alkaline on your body yet acid in your stomach.

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Acid reflux, stomach problems and Chiropractic

I don’t keep up with drug sales let alone the actions and side effects of all the latest drugs. But I would think antacids must be making pharmaceutical companies literally billions of dollars each year. (The January 8, 2001 issue of Business Week mentions that Priolsec is the top selling prescription drug in the world. It earns Astra Zeneca (the drug’s maker) 6 billion dollars per year.)

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One of the reasons that antacids sell so well is that they stop the pain in 60-70% of the cases. (A recent online survey of over 4200 patients taking Priolosec.) If you’re troubled with chronic acid reflux and you can take a pill and all the pain just disappears, it seems like you’re doing the right thing, doesn’t it? Before you answer that let me explain the digestive process and then ask you that question again.

Digestion is literally a miracle. All the different types of foods and yet your body knows the exact enzymes and the correct amount to properly breakdown each food to its simplest component. Complex carbohydrates are broken down into simple sugars, proteins are broken down into their individual amino acids and fats and oils are reduced to their individual fatty acids. And then the process of properly absorbing these nutrients along with the vitamins, minerals and enzymes plus other things that were still learning about. If you eat different foods you get different kinds and amounts of enzymes to digest them.

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As you chew your food you help break it down for your stomach as well as blend it with saliva which helps start the whole process. As the food enters the stomach it starts to churn and release digestive enzymes. Hydrocloric acid (HCl) is one of the most important enzymes that the stomach releases. The amount of HCl that leaves the stomach with the food entering the small intestines stimulate fluids from the liver and gallbladder as well as enzymes from the pancreas to complete the digestive process. It is essential that the right amount of HCl enters the small intestines to begin a wavelike motion called peristalsis that help move the food throughout the intestines. If the level of HCl is less than ideal then every other step in the digestive process is compromised.

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It’s like when you have a row of dominos stacked together and push the first one over a chain reaction happens. Without HCl the rest of the digestive process is severely compromised. If you don’t produce the right amount of enzymes then you cannot breakdown your foods properly. If you don’t break your foods down properly you can not absorbe nutrients that your body requires. Studies of individuals who have used antacids over a long peiord of time find evidence of malnutrition. Doesn’t that make sense? What do antacids do? They severely reduced if not completely block the release of HCl. Remember the chain of dominos.

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When you consistently reduced the amount of HCl that is released from your stomach that causes a series of changes in the lining of your stomach. A healthy stomach has a mucous lining that protects the stomach from its own acids. When the body senses that this coating has been reduced it automatically reduces the amount of HCl it secretes. As this happens the stomach will churn more to help break down the foods. After a series of processes, this increase of abnormal stomach contractions can force what little bit of HCl you produce up into the esophagus.

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This can cause a burning or painful sensation from your stomach up into the back of your throat. This is called acid reflux. This condition is rarely due to the overproduction of HCl. If this problem is not corrected over a lifetime the chronic inflammation to the cells can lead to cancer. But be forewarned, the chronic suppression of HCl with antacids will lead to incompletely digested food irritating your intestines and increasing your chance for colon cancer. Usually the mechanism I described above is leading to the inappropriate release of HCl into the esophagus. It is true eliminating the amount of HCl you produce will relieve symptoms. It’s also true that these drugs will relieve you of the normal digestive process.

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Now the main question is this- is the choice between symptom relieve with drugs or suffering pain with each meal? No! By properly correcting the dysfunction within the digestive system you can, not only restore proper function without drugs, you can also overcome your acid reflux.

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There are several principles to good digestion. Completely chewing your food, not combining proteins with sweet fruits, don’t eat too quickly, eat foods that are consistent with your body and blood type, too much dairy with a meal could interfere with the digestive process and watch the junk food. Fiber helps move the food through your digestive system.

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A lot of time patients with digestive problems also notice that they have discomfort between the shoulder blades. Neurologically this is very significant. The nerves between the fourth thoracic and eight thoracic are some of the most important controlling nerves to your digestive system. If you carry nerve pressure in your upper back then your digestive system is most likely compromised. Now remember, you can have nerve pressure without back symptoms, though alot of patients with acid reflux know what I’m talking about when I talk about discomfort between their shoulder blades.

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B-vitamins are very important when it comes to digestion and because you can’t store B-vitamins. A good percentage of patients with digestive problems also have deficiencies in some of their B-vitamins. We also use targeted nutritional formulas to help restore the normal lining of the stomach along with diet and Chiropractic adjustments.

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The care I just outlined for acid reflux is also extremely beneficial from most other digestive problems. Chiropractic care is the most effective treatment on the planet for digestive disorders. Most other approaches, even with gastroenterologists, focus primarily on symptom relieve and not correction.

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Now let me ask you that question again and tell me if you might have a different answer. If you’re troubled with chronic acid reflux and you can take a pill and all the pain just disappears, it seems like you’re doing the right thing, doesn’t it? Are you?