Monday, May 31, 2010

Adrenal Recovery Soup Recipe

 In today's world people are facing a multi-pronged stress attack, taxing the adrenal glands.  Many people just feel burned out.  Tired when they wake and they catch a second wind sometime after dinner, but exhausted so much of the time they don't know what normal energy should feel like anymore.

The adrenal glands are two small glands that sit on top of the kidneys.  One of their most important jobs is to help you respond to stress.  Some stress, in fact is normal and healthy.  Most people however are under stress from many sources; poor dietary habits, dehydration, lack of sufficient sleep, environmental pollution, personal issues, job related stress, etc.

Here is a soup recipe that does its part to help restore adrenal function.  Enjoy!

A vegetable soup recipe that has proven helpful in restoring adrenal function. This high energy soup called “Taz” comes from Dolores S. Downey’s “Balancing Body Chemistry with Nutrition” seminars.
* 16 oz green beans
* 1cup chopped celery
* 1 zucchini, sliced
* 1 medium onion, chopped
* 1 cup tomato juice
* 1 cup spring water
* 2 Tbsp raw honey
* 1 tsp paprika
* 1 cup chicken broth
* pepper to taste
Combine ingredients and simmer for one hour until vegetables are tender.

Courtesy of Dr. Alan Pressman

Friday, May 28, 2010

Healthy Quote

"It's no longer a question of staying healthy. It's a question of finding a sickness you like." --- Jackie Mason

20 Worst Drinks in America 2010 | Eat This, Not That

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You won't believe the amount of sugar and fat present is some popular drinks. The champ is Cold Stone Creamery's PB&C with 2,010 calories
131 g fat (68 g saturated)
153 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 30 Chewy Chips Ahoy Cookies

"In terms of saturated fat, drinking this Cold Stone catastrophe is like slurping up 68 strips of bacon. Health experts recommend capping your saturated fat intake at about 20 grams per day, yet this beverage packs more than three times that..."

No Benefit in Delayed Immunization, a University of Louisville School Of Medicine Study Finds -

No Benefit in Delayed Immunization, a University of Louisville School Of Medicine Study Finds - "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

In the interest of balanced reporting here is a pro-vaccine study. My question is why state there are no benefits to delaying vaccinations. Why not discuss the pros and cons and getting the shots vs. not getting them?

"A new study, though, finds no benefit to a child's development in delaying vaccines, and doctors warn that waiting can expose kids to possible disease."

A kid with a strong immune system will handle the exposure to disease well and after that they will have immunity. Exposure could be the best vaccine of all.

"Vaccine choice" rally held in Chicago | Vaccine News Daily

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

That Frozen Shoulder Could Be a Tumor

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While relatively rare the possibility exists that a frozen shoulder could actually be an underlying tumor. The take home lesson here is don't let nagging symptoms keep on nagging you. Get in to the doctor and get it checked out!

Chiropractors Managing Chronic Hypertension

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Hypertension is a mushrooming problem worldwide.

"By virtue of being the only nationally licensed health care profession with training in spinal manipulation/adjusting, diet therapy, nutritional supplementation, and wellness coaching, the chiropractic profession is poised to deliver a packaged solution to the public health catastrophe known as chronic hypertension."

Study reveals huge overdiagnosis of cancer causing unnecessary treatment and suffering

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In today's litigious society doctor's are afraid to miss the diagnosis. Instead they seem to be over diagnosing cancer. Most people have some type of cancerous cells and they body takes care of it. They are never aware of the impending danger. Is it these cases that doctors are now finding with advanced imaging techniques?

New Breed of Specialist Steps In for Family Doctor -

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There's no reason to scoff at cost containment in today's medical environment. However it should not be a lieu of quality care. It's unacceptable for a doctor not to return phone calls to a family member of a patient who is hospitalized. It's too bad the family doctors are not trained to fill this role. It sounds like their position is tenuous.


It was a POWER OF CHIROPRACTIC day today! This morning my neighbor brought her 1.5 year old son to me. Suddenly this morning he was unable to walk. Not that he didn't want to, he could not! Mom was petrified. I adjusted C0, C1, & C2, then his lower back. 10 minutes later he was running around again. He's happy,'s grateful and stunned! I LOVE what I do!!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Toxic Milk Invading Store Shelves

There's a lot of controversy when the topic is milk. Is it only meant for cows? Is it a health drink packed with vitamins and hormones or is it a phlegm producer? Does it help the bones grow or does it cause unwanted hormonal changes? Even if it is good has it been adulterated so much that it's now unhealthy? Cows get injected with growth hormones eat grain based diets instead of their natural grass and plant based diets. Farmers even put ground up animals and fecal in the feed. Think Mad Cow disease! Here's a good link for some of the high points in the for and against argument. If you're really against milk no matter what you can check out

Vital Signs - Regimens - Eat Your Vegetables, but Not Too Many -

Vital Signs - Regimens - Eat Your Vegetables, but Not Too Many - "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

An 88 year old woman ate 2-3 pounds of the vegetable bok choy every day for several months and was admitted to the hospital nearly comatose "unable to walk or swallow and barely able to breathe." She thought it would help her diabetic condition but as it turns out bok choy inhibits thyroid function and she already had and underactive thyroid. The thyroid is a master gland and it's function is critical to much of the body.

The take home of this story is that:
1) food and nutrients have a powerful effect on the body.
2)everything in moderation
3)check with a doctor before reading something and putting yourself on a program

How does anyone eat 3 pounds of veggies a day, much less an 88 year old woman? Was she eating anything else??

Study Finds Another New Way of -

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A hospital is the last place you want to be if you're sick. It may look clean and scrubbed but it's a haven for all types of pathogens. Now researchers have discovered that C. difficile can be spread not only by physical contact but can also be airborne and land on various surfaces. It comes from feces.

Herbal Supplements Often Have Contaminants, Study finds -

Herbal Supplements Often Have Contaminants, Study finds - "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

I haven't yet seen the actual report. It will not be made public until a U.S. Senate hearing today. We would all like to know the companies in question. I suspect that the largest and oldest companies perform their own quality control and are therefore reliable to provide pure and quality products. More later when the report is public.....

Monday, May 24, 2010

Struck off MMR doctor defends himself

The British government stripped Dr. Wakefield of his medical license after he rocked the boat on vaccination schedules for children. Do you think government has the interest of the public in mind or perhaps there is big money involved behind the scenes?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

CBC News - Montreal - 'Epidemic' of vitamin D deficiency: MUHC study

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Vitamin D functions more like a hormone than a vitamin, affecting a wide variety of body functions. The problem is that most people tested today are seriously deficient. The good news is that this can easily be fixed. First, go get some sun! That's the best and thriftiest way to get Vitamin D. If you find that you're very deficient you may need to get a good supplement. Biotics Labs makes excellent Vitamin D drops.

Friday, May 21, 2010 | Denver | Colorado's Online News Leader | Chiropractic care for allergies and kids | Denver | Colorado's Online News Leader | Chiropractic care for allergies and kids: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

People have such a hard time understanding that chiropractic care itself does not cure anything. The body provides the cure. When there is full transmission between the brain, spine, and end organs there is optimal health. Sometimes there is blockage between the brain and end organs and when that happens there is dysfunction and eventually disease. Chiropractic care simply removes that blockage and the body then knows what to do.

From BJ Palmer, the son of chiropractic's founder: " We release the prisioned impulse, the tiny rivulet of force that emanates from the mind and flows over the nerves to the cell and stirs them into life."

For animals, an adjustment - The Boston Globe

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Why always the skepticism? If the skeptics understood how the body works, whether human or otherwise with a brain and spine, then there would be acknowledgment instead if ignorance. And there would be much better health in the world. Sometimes it's so simple we don't get it.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

'Autism Diet' May Not Improve Symptoms

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This test was not large enough to be conclusive. The children who were not affected either way by the diet should be tested for mercury and aluminum toxins. There is another good lab test for autistic kids which measures brain neurotransmitter levels. Often these chemicals are out of balance, either too high or low, and can be corrected with a dietary and nutritional program.

There are also brain exercises which can increase brain pathways and boost natural production of neurotransmitters.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Why Doctors Hate Chiropractors

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I've worked in harmony with many medical doctors. There is still much misinformation in the medial field about chiropractic and how it helps people. I don't like the back pain box because I know what I do does more than that. Chiropractors need to be thoroughly versed in neurology because that in fact is what chiropractic is. And they need to be able to explain what they do in medical terms if they want medical referrals. Research has improved vastly in the last 10 years but lags very much behind. This is the key to mutual cooperation. I also believe that the younger MDs are more willing to go CAM than their older counterparts.

Most doctors don't hate chiropractors. First they don't know what it is. Secondly they don't know any chiropractors to refer to. The time is ripe for education! The patients are tired of pills and surgery. They're tired of being told "you just have to live with it" or "no one really knows why you're in pain". We have the answers and the world needs to know.

Pesticides tied to ADHD in children in U.S. study | General Headlines |

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Why are your kids acting up? Why can't they sit still and focus? Why can't they learn? It may not be their fault.

Their sensitive and rapidly developing nervous systems are under assault from environmental toxins such as pesticides. These organophosphates are designed to kill bugs by disrupting their nervous systems. When they're sprayed they reach the food, the soil and even the water. Eventually the animals we eat are also loaded with these poisons. So they're involved at every level of the food chain.

Everyone must adapt measures to detoxify on a regular basis. The body has several ways in which it naturally detoxes. First is the liver with two phases. It's kind of like moving day. Phase One boxes up the garbage and in Phase Two the moving men come and load the boxes on the truck to be transported away. If either or both of these phases is not working the liver and the body will be overburdened. It's easy to assess this problem with the right lab test. From there diet and nutrients can be prescribed to facilitate detox "moving day".

Next is the digestive system. Is overeating a problem? Is overload of junk food including natural and artificial sweeteners a problem? Is there gas, constipation, loose bowels, or incomplete evacuation? Is urine dark and does it smell bad? These are major problems! But they can be fixed with some changes to diet and lifestyle. Keep in mind that the GI tract is home to 80% of the immune system! Toxins will break down the ability of the GI tract to function properly.

Emotional stress can impact the GI system very quickly. In this scenario there are connections from stress and emotions to the GI tract to the immune system to the nervous system and soon to the whole body.

There's much more to discuss. The bottom line is that everyone of us is in the line of fire from environmental toxins to the degree that they can affect our physiology and behavior. The good new is there are defensive and corrective measure which can be taken. The trick is finding a well trained doctor/coach to guide you through the process to better health.

Canned Food May Expose People to BPA

Canned Food May Expose People to BPA

BPA is a chemical which mimics sex hormones and can disrupt the neuro-endocrine system. That can cause "cancers, early puberty, and developmental problems". It can also cause women to be more male-like and males to become feminized.

It gets more and more difficult today to avoid environmental toxins. This makes it necessary to incorporate a detoxification program as part of your regular regimen.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Study Linking Cell Phones with Brain Tumors Sparks Debate - Cancer -

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Study finds no link in cell phone use, brain tumors -

Study finds no link in cell phone use, brain tumors -

This study was partially funded by the cell phone industry. Does that affect it's veracity? What about the other studies that do show a link between cell phone use and brain tumors? It's better to err on the side of safety. Limit cell phone use, do not hold it to your ear, use the speakerphone or an airtube, and don't let kids anywhere near them.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Can Nutrition Response Testing help you? | | Chillicothe Gazette

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Back Pain Relief :Ways to Relieve Pain Without Surgery

Failed low back surgery is actually a medical diagnosis.  I've had patients with this very unfortunate problem and have been able to offer a measure of relief.  The total damage cannot be undone.  Watch this video for very good advice.  Ask your doctor pointed questions and get other opinions.  Do not be afraid of hurting the doctor's feelings!  He should welcome and suggest that you get other opinions.  Most importantly do everything you can to avoid surgery first!  A chiropractor, especially one specializing in neurology, offers an expert opinion. 

Monday, May 10, 2010

BBC News - Meningitis C vaccine 'wears off in early teens'

The immune system works on memory. Foreign invaders are identified, dispatched, and memorized for future cases. The immune system doesn't forget. If vaccines are designed to stimulate the immune system into an immune response then how could it be that a booster would be needed? Maybe it never worked in the first place? Or maybe the drug companies need to increase sales?

BBC News - Meningitis C vaccine 'wears off in early teens'

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

BBC News - Lack of sleep 'linked to early death'

6-8 hours sleep is often the best medicine for most people today. Just doing this will improve many facets of your health. Here's a study that may influence you to take it seriously. Who wants to die from over-Twittering late into the night?

BBC News - Lack of sleep 'linked to early death'