Wednesday, December 23, 2009

When a Headache is Not Just a Headache - When a Headache is Not Just a Headache

Monday, December 21, 2009

TMJ and Chiropractic Care: An Overall Wellness Approach - TMJ and Chiropractic Care: An Overall Wellness Approach

Rate of Autism Disorders Climbs to One Percent Among 8-year-olds

The rate of autism in children is on the rise and no one seems to know conclusively what causes it. There are many theories including genetic links, environmental factors, and vaccinations. What is alarming is that now 1 in 110 U.S. children have been classified with ASD or related disorders. This is a 57% increase from only 4 years earlier.

My personal belief based upon clinical knowledge and experience is that the source of this problem is primarily from an external source, and that source is environmental toxins and possibly the additives in vaccines. We know what is being pumped into the air, water, and soil in unprecedented amounts. Tons of industrial waste, pesticides, solvents, plastics, heavy metals, raw sewage, and pharmaceuticals are now in our food and water supply. Crops are grown with genetic modifications in soil fertilized with human sewage and irrigated with water containing and wide slew of toxicants including a stew of prescription drugs.

A wide range of toxins, totaling nearly 300, was found in the cord blood of newborns. The baby has already been exposed to the mother's toxins. After birth it will suckle mother's milk from a breast most likely filled with toxins. Breast tissue is mainly fatty and that's where the body stores toxins. Most likely mom uses an antiperspirant containing aluminum and this easily transfers to the breast. If the baby takes formula then it gets a whopping dose of fructose which was found to contain mercury.

Next baby gets his vaccinations. There is a lot of controversy and denial of any link between vaccines and autism but one thing is very clear. The levels of mercury in vaccines far exceed the dose which the CDC deems as safe. While there may not be a absolute direct link logic dictates that this is a potentially dangerous scenario. Also take into consideration the load of multiple doses of vaccine.

One answer is for parents to undergo an exam and detoxification program before getting pregnant. Children can also benefit from this program whether or not they have ASD or a related condition.

My office offers this service. Please be in touch for more information.

Rate of autism disorders climbs to one percent among 8-year-olds

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Secrets of sleep - The Man Who Never Slept

If 6 months of no sleep killed this man, then how does chronic long term sleep deprivation affect those of us to always stay up too late? There are those of us consistently getting less than 7-8 hours of solid sleep every night. That's what is needed to maintain brain health, blood sugar and insulin levels, neurotransmitters, and more. The research is screaming out to us.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

CTV News | The Liberation Treatment: A whole new approach to MS

A new study and theory of the cause of MS has led scientists to the discovery that excess pooled iron in the brain could be the cause. Based upon these findings a new diagnosis and surgical treatment has been devised.

Before trying surgery try these tips and strongly consider spinal manipulation to correct improper spinal curvatures. The chiropractic adjustment provides three major functions:

1) Puts a quick stretch in the muscle. This helps spastic muscles relax through a neurofeedback loop.

2) Restores Range of Motion to the joints

3) Provides a barrage of info to the brain via activation of joint mechanoreceptors

These 3 benefits of the adjustment can help the smooth muscle of the blood vessels to relax. It also has a profound effect on the autonomic nervous system, meaning relaxation of smooth muscle (e.g. veins) and increased blood flow. Restoration of normal spinal biomechanics and supporting soft tissue structures can go a long way in helping many health problems. Hans Selye stated that postural deformities are the beginning of the disease process.

CTV News | The Liberation Treatment: A whole new approach to MS

Monday, December 07, 2009

Men Are From Mars -- Neuroscientists Find That Men And Women Respond Differently To Stress

Male and female brains respond differently to stress. Men go into fight or flight mode and women respond emotionally. This can effect how treatment is geared for different people.

Here is the most important part of the article. Read just this if you don't want to read the whole piece:

"FIGHT OR FLIGHT: Certain events act as "stressors," triggering the nervous system to produce hormones to respond to the perceived danger. Specifically, the adrenal glands produce more adrenaline and cortisol, releasing them into the bloodstream. This speeds up heart and breathing rates, and increases blood pressure and metabolism. These and other physical changes help us to react quickly and effectively under pressure.

This is known as the "stress response," or more commonly, as the "fight or flight response." But if even low levels of stress go on too long, it can be detrimental to one's health. The nervous system remains slightly activated and continues to pump out extra stress hormones over an extended period, leaving the person feeling depleted or overwhelmed, and weakening the body's immune system.

STRESS-REDUCING TIPS: There are several easy, practical things people can do to reduce the amount of stress in their lives. (1) Be realistic and don't try to be perfect, or expect others to be so. (2) Don't over-schedule; cut out an activity or two when you start to feel overwhelmed. (3) Get a good night's sleep. (4) Get regular exercise to manage stress -- just not excessive or compulsive exercise -- and follow a healthy diet. (5) Learn to relax by building time into your schedule for reading or a nice long bath.

Men Are From Mars -- Neuroscientists Find That Men And Women Respond Differently To Stress