Thursday, December 30, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
This headline is very misleading. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as practiced by licensed practitioners is far safer than most drug prescriptions. That being said it is imperative for the CAM practitioner and parents to work in tandem with the medical doctor if the child is on prescription medications.
It also depends on what the alternative or complementary therapies are. Therapies such as homeopathy, nutrition, chiropractic and massage, acupuncture, and craniosacral therapy are all well established as being safe and effective. There are many more questionable practices out there for sure.
Prescription drug deaths are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. No CAM therapy comes close to that.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
A small but incredible study demonstrates the power of mind over body. Patients were told they were receiving placebos for IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and many of them fared much better than their control group counterparts who received no treatment at all.
Most surprising was that those patients who knowingly received placebos fared as well or better than patients who received the most powerful drugs for IBS?Do we really need medications which cause all sorts of side effects and must make the body acidic to work? Or should we really be tapping into the power within all of us to heal? I think you know that answer.
Placebos Plus Positive Thinking May Be Enough
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
If you want to minimize costs and maximize reduction in pain and symptoms see your chiropractor, the expert in spinal care, for your neck and back pain problems!
If you suffer from IBS, you already know that your doctor is limited in what he or she can do for you. It's unfortunate, but traditional Western medicine calls your problem IBS when they don’t know what else to call it. The IBS label is applied to a broad range of conditions that often have different causes. Most doctors, therefore, have little choice but to prescribe the standard medications. For most patients, these prescriptions fail to correct the underlying causes of your pain, discomfort and even embarrassment.
And so I consider it my mission to reach out to you and let you know that you absolutely have options. If you suffer from IBS, I'd like to give you the gift of a free consultation so you can learn what these options are.
Click to discover what you'll take home from this free consultation:
I visited Dr. Rosenberg after suffering with IBS for the previous 10 years. I was desperate to find a cure for my problem and was already losing hope. I had several tests and medical exams and doctors couldn’t find anything wrong and they diagnosed me with IBS. I found out about Dr. Rosenberg from a friend, and instantly I was impressed by his thorough examination and questionnaire. Dr. Rosenberg worked with my diet, manually massaged my stomach and prescribed special natural herbs and tea to restore the health of the flora of my intestines. After just the first visit, I was able to move my bowels for the first time in 10 years without any laxatives! In fact after just a few treatments I was able to move my bowels 9 times in next 4 days. Although it took me approximately 6 months to be able to heal and properly move my bowels, the end result was priceless. If you suffer from IBS I would strongly recommend you make an appointment with Dr. Rosenberg!
R.G., Bronx, NY
If you've been through the normal round of specialist visits and treatments and yet you're still in pain, call me now to schedule your free consultation.
Time and my other clinical obligations limit me to not more than 2 - 3 free consultations in the average week. And unfortunately IBS is becoming more and more common. But I promise to fit you in as soon as possible.
Call me now to schedule your private, confidential consultation. I am consulting with patients in person and long distance via phone or SKYPE.
Dr. Reuven M. Rosenberg
Chiropractor & Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist
Israel Phone: 057-950-1685 (Leave a message if no answer and I will reply as soon as possible)
U.S. Phone: 718-207-8566
Nachal Lachish 16/2
Ramat Beit Shemesh
Buying vitamins is usually a very confusing event for most people. First of all people buy what they think they may need based upon a neighbors advice or after reading something on the internet. When they make an appointment for some health issue I ask if they're taking any medications and vitamins. If yes, I ask what specific vitamins and which brands they're using. I also ask about forms of minerals, of which they usually have not idea.
Patients who are taking lots of vitamins more often than not are taking nearly everything but missing the one or two crucial nutrients they need. Ironically these are the people usually most concerned about price.
For the most many part store bought supplements are cheap junk. It's also possible to pay a lot for that cheap junk. Your best bet is a nutritional evaluation with an integrative practitioner and if needed they will supply top quality supplements available only through doctors. The supplements offered are by companies who only deal with doctors. There is a lot of competition in the industry so innovative formulas and top quality are in the best interests of these companies. They are compelled to have as many certifications as possible for quality control as possible in addition to sometimes being kosher certified.
The bottom line is steer clear of the supplement shelf at the pharmacy or supermarket. Visit a qualified professional to best determine your needs. In this way you feel better and will save money in the long run too!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Fear, like pain, is a protective mechanism meant to ensure your well being. In this rare case a woman was found to be lacking an amygdala, a small almond shaped structure in the brain very involved in fear response, on both sides of the brain. Consequently she finds herself in situations that would normally evoke fear in most people but she has no fear whatsoever. Sometimes this has turned out to serve her well, like the time she threatened her attacker and scared him off. Most would agree that she was very fortunate in this situation though.
The amygdala is part of the larger limbic system which also includes the hypothalamus, dorsal roots, and dorsal horn of the spinal cord.
Chiropractic adjustment of the cervical spine can affect deep brain structures through activation of joint mechanorecptors. Although I don't know of any studies which have been done in this area I think it would be a very good idea to explore.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Are you beginning to forget things as you reach middle age? People joke about getting older and forgetting where they put their keys or glasses. "Oh, it's early senility setting in." The problem is that it may not be a joke. It may actually be the truth. According to this study normal healthy brains don't become forgetful. Only diseased or injured brains do. Like all disease it starts out as some type of dis-ease, something not quite like it used to be in a small way. Over time the deterioration leads to more doctor visits, more drugs, perhaps surgery, loss of job, further loss of mental and physical function, and sometimes being placed in a home for people who can no longer function on their own.
Disease happens slowly. Don't panic if you forgot where you put your keys one time. However if you or your family notice that things are not quite the way they used to be it pays to visit the doctor and get tested. If the family doctor finds nothing wrong and the problem persists find a doctor who practices Integrative Medicine. This could be an MD, DO, or DC (chiropractor).
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Get the iron out and forget about the convenience of these toxic chemicals in your clothes! Do you want to be walking around partially embalmed all day? Could be a good way to stay younger looking.....
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Another example of the insidious presence of very dangerous chemicals in our everyday lives. It seems impossible to get away from this garbage. It is now incumbent on everyone to constantly detox through diet, nutrients, avoidance as much as possible.
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Mercury pollution is a huge environmental problem. Tuna now has 30% higher mercury levels than it did in 1990 and that is expected to rise by another 50% with China's increasing industrialization.
Check your mercury levels from eating fish with this calculator!
Monday, December 06, 2010
Are you not sleeping enough? Are you always on the run? Are you gaining weight and can't stop? Are you always tired and frequently irritable? Are you having digestive problems? Infertility problems? Losing hair?
Well, just stop....and take a deep breath! And then do it some more. And then get into the habit of doing it regularly! You may find that your health will improve significantly. This will have a hug impact on your high stress levels.
Deep breathing has a tremendous and powerful effect on the whole body. If you can use this method to decrease stress, why not? It's free and has no side effects. You can even change your genetics! You will be energized and relaxed and that opens you up to all possibilities!
Just by adopting a "power pose" such as feet up on a desk can rapidly increase testosterone levels. Our body is so incredible! We put so much faith in pills and drugs but we can do so much for ourselves just by doing simple things. Sadly most of us are so disconnected from ourselves and so reliant on the so called experts and mountains of information coming our way that we forget that within each of us is an awesome power to change ourselves. Simply by sitting one way or the other! Or getting off the gerbil wheel of life and stopping to hear ourselves breathe. Turn off all the external garbage and listen to yourself! Turn off the music, the radio, the TV. Give your brain a break. Get to know yourself again. Change your thoughts, change your physiology, change your reality!
Eat healthy foods to satiation, drink 2-3 liters water every day, sleep 7 hours in a dark and relaxing room, move, breathe deeply, stop and think about what you take for granted.
This is a bit off topic but very relevant to the discussion:
You will appreciate and digest an apple so much better if you take a close look at it before taking a bite. Think about everything that went into making that apple. The seed which grew into a tree, the fertile soil, the sun, the rain, and the farmer who tended the orchard. The blossom and then the maturing fruit. The picking, the transportation, and then finally your choice of that apple at that moment. Look at the skin. Is it solid red? Or do you now see stripes, spots and different colors? Say a blessing of thanks to G-d and then take a bite. Chew slowly appreciating the texture and flavor. Now doesn't that test especially good?
Some interesting facts about sperm. Worldwide sperm counts are said to be declining. That's hard to imagine with about 7 billion people in the world. Take note of the top suggestions for increasing sperm count: good nutrition! Most people are over stressed and depleted of nutrients. The fluid bath that sperm are in is loaded with nutrients in a normal healthy guy.
Chiropractic can also be very helpful in restoring normal function to sexual organs and thereby increasing chances of fertility.