Week of: Monday March 2, 2020
John H. Keefe III, D.C.
WELLNESS: Health and wellness are not synonyms. Health refers simply to a physical body being free from diseases, but wellness is an overall balance of your physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, environmental, and occupational well-being. Wellness is a lifestyle and is not an end to be achieved. Wellness means that one strives for balance throughout his whole life. On the other hand, health would be that a person wants to lose weight and lower blood pressure. Once he does this, he is considered healthy. Health is a goal one can achieve, while wellness is a dynamic concept that continues for a lifetime. NOTE: Because I understand the importance of wellness we have three different programs to help someone interested in maintaining the highest level of health possible to engage in a program to accomplish your goals. We teach the five laws of health, diet, exercise, rest and relaxation, positive mental and spiritual attitude and a healthy nervous system. With diet, we offer the body type program that helps individualized your diet based on your genetic makeup. That program also recommends the forms of exercise best for how your body is constructed. We offer varied nutritional products to help balance neurotransmitters to facilitate a positive mental attitude and we encourage patients to seek guidance in the community within your own church to help maintain a healthy spiritual focus. And lastly, chiropractic adjustments to keep your nervous system functioning and peak performance so it can regulate and control your organs, systems and your overall expression of health. Seek solutions for your health needs don't just cover up the problem and give it time to get worse.
IN THE NEWS:2019-2020 flu claims 10,000 lives in the U.S., yet Western medicine continues to ignore this one vitamin solution by: Sara Middleton, staff writer | February 18, 2020, The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “estimate” that 14,000 – 36,000 deaths have occurred (due to the flu) since October 2019. Although the CDC does admit: they don’t know exactly how many die because the flu is “not a reportable disease in most areas of the U.S.” Yet, according to other “expert” reports: we’re up to 10,000 deaths so far this season. – with 180,000 cases ending up in the hospital. So, the more important question is: how can we protect more people? Are vaccines (manufactured with last year’s virus) really the answer? Probably not … and maybe that’s why many experts are turning to a surprisingly simple and effective remedy: vitamin C. It turns out that high amounts of this nutrient act like a powerful antiviral and can combat the nutrient-depleting effects of the flu virus. And this is to say nothing of the many other vitamin C health benefits – like a reduced risk of chronic diseases, improved iron absorption, and enhanced cognitive protection with aging. Previously, we reported on a study that showed how daily supplementation with vitamin C (ascorbic acid) reduced cold and flu symptoms by a whopping 85 percent. And, back in 2014, we reported on a “miracle cure” news story about how a New Zealand man infected with swine flu made an incredible recovery from the deadly virus after receiving large amounts of vitamin C. NOTE: besides specific immune formulas that can have an individualized boost to your immune system we have found that vitamin C along with A and D are very effective for boosting the immune system and maintaining healthy mucous membranes. In most cases, respiratory viruses enter through the mucous membranes of the sinuses and the respiratory system. Maintaining humidity between 40 and 60% along with the nutrients just mentioned goes a long way to keep your family safe from viruses.
CHIROPRACTIC: Chiropractic Adjustments vs. Acupuncture vs. NSAIDsWouldn’t it be nice if we could assess three common types of treatment for neck and back pain to determine which is the most effective? Here is a look at three studies that compared three popular forms of care for chronic spinal pain to determine the short-term and more importantly, the LONG-TERM benefits of chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, and non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, like Advil). The FIRST published study included a pilot group of 77 patients complaining of chronic spinal pain (neck, mid-back, or low-back pain). These patients were separated into one of the three treatment groups and received either NSAIDs, acupuncture, or chiropractic manipulation. Patients received care for four weeks with outcome measures (questionnaires) used to assess changes in pain and disability. After a 30-day time frame, only patients who received chiropractic manipulation (CM) reached a level of statistically significant improvement, supporting CM to offer the best SHORT-TERM BENEFITS for those with chronic back/neck pain. The SECOND study included 115 patients, again randomized, to receive either one of the same three treatments, but this time the outcome data was gathered two, five, and nine weeks after the start of treatment. Again, those who received chiropractic manipulation (CM) experienced the best overall improvement at nine weeks. The THIRD study involved follow-up from the same patient group from the SECOND study two years later. Once again, participants completed outcome assessments that measure pain and disability. This time, the results showed that only patients in the chiropractic manipulation group maintained long-term improvements in pain and disability. The researchers concluded that chiropractic care was highly recommended especially in Grades 1 and 2 (which includes the majority of neck pain sufferers). Interestingly, many multidisciplinary physician groups now incorporate chiropractic care as part of their “team” approach, which also offers pain management in the form of medications, injections, PT, and when necessary, surgery. They have seen the value of spinal manipulation for neck pain and often seek out chiropractic because it’s safe, beneficial, and cost-effective.
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