Monday, January 31, 2011

So What If You Don't Sleep Enough? | Co.Design

Infographic of the Day: So What If You Don't Sleep Enough? | Co.Design: "Only 7% of people get eight hours of sleep a night. But the effects of this might be calamitous: Getting less sleep is associated with a 200% rise in cancer, a 100% rise in heart disease, and a 20% rise in the likelihood you'll be dead in 20 years. Not only will you be less healthy, you'll be fatter. People who sleep an hour more each day lose 14.3 pounds per year.

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Understanding the Stress Burden

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I cannot overemphasize the importance of this well written article. I see so many patients in my practice suffering with pain and physical injuries with no apparent physical cause. They are so used to being under constant stress they don't even know what's normal anymore. This stress takes a physical toll on all body systems, but the cure is a physical one. Some relief may be gained from spinal manipulation, acupuncture, and supplementation, but the main cure must come from stress modification.

There are different ways to do this.

*Sleep 7 hours per night in a dark room
*Take a few moments to breathe deeply and practice relaxation
*Don't let your devices rule your life. You don't always need to answer the phone. Turn it off and let voice mail do it's job! You can call back when it's convenient for you.
*Biofeedback is very useful
*Drink water! 2-3 L per day
*Inhale Ethiopian Frankincense oil while contacting your forehead with one hand and your pain point with the other. You may need someone else to lend a hand while you do this. It activates anti-depression and anti-anxiety pathways in the brain.
*Go hiking...mountains, beaches, anywhere you enjoy and can disconnect a bit. Again, turn the cell phone OFF!
*Once you're feeling better and more energetic exercise is great at reducing stress. A combination of aerobic and anaerobic is best, e.g. jogging and weight lifting.

Any other useful ideas are welcome here.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Worry Grows About Aging Doctors’ Fitness to Practice - NYTimes.com

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Perhaps you remember Robert Young playing the role of Dr. Marcus Welby, an older and caring physician. There was something about an older and experienced doctor that gained people's trust and confidence.

Now in the real world we are finding as doctors age they are subject to the same diseases we are. The caveat is that they are performing sometimes risky procedures on us when they themselves have lost cognitive and fine motor abilities. This makes for potentially dangerous situations and as admitted in this article there is currently no system in place in most hospitals to make sure this doesn't happen. Patients beware!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

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Please Skype me at Dr.Rosenberg for a free consult. You can contact me from anywhere in the world for this offer!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sitting Too Much Tied to Health Risks

If your New Year's resolutions to get up off the couch and get moving are already starting to flag, here's some incentive: Two new studies say sitting too much can be bad for your health. In one, researchers followed more than 4,500 Scottish people over age 35 for an average of 4 years. Those who spent at least 4 hours a day sitting in front of the computer or TV were more than twice as likely to suffer a cardiovascular event and 52% more likely to die than those with less than 2 hours of screen time. A second study, rather than relying on self-reported data, actually used accelerometers on participants' hips to record active versus sedentary time. Among 4,757 adults, average age 46.5, longer sedentary time was associated with less-healthy measures of HDL cholesterol, insulin, insulin resistance, fasting triglycerides and C-reactive protein (a marker of inflammation linked to heart disease), as well as greater waist circumference. What can you do if your job, say, demands extended sitting time? Researchers found that periodically getting up and moving around for as little as a minute was linked to improvements in C-reactive protein scores and waist circumference. - Journal of the American College of Cardiology and European Heart Journal

Courtesy of Tufts Health and Nutrition Newsletter

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Almond Breeze, Silk Pure Almond Spark Fight in Dairy Case - WSJ.com

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This is an excellent review of the various milks that are on the market today? Which do you prefer?

CAM for Back and Neck Pain: Review of the Research

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Get the unhealthy habits out of your life and your body will reward you. CAM treatments will help you achieve health without drugs or surgery.

Brain Re-training Shown to Reverse ADHD in 12 Weeks - NaturalNews.tv

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For people with ADHD, Autism, Asperger's, Dyslexia the Brain Balance program is the best option available today. Dr. Robert Mellilo's hemisphere based therapy demonstrates that there is not a problem of damage, but rather a functional disconnection. This means that some parts of the brain have lagged behind others in development.

These are not purely genetic disorders or damage. Brains of ADHD or Autistic children's brains do not demonstrate any clear cut pathology.

This information alone gives people hope and hope itself is a great tool towards healing.

That being the case a 12 week course of therapy can be instituted with the goal to develop the weak areas of the brain. In just 12 weeks, without drugs, over 80% of patients are able to drop their medications with their doctor's help.

82% of 60 children lost the ADHD diagnosis within 12 weeks. 60% of them had a 2 grade level jump and 35% f them jumped 4 grades. These were very compliant cases with parents and children doing a lot of the recommended therapies between center visits.

This is certainly very exciting news for a very difficult health topic, which until recently, seemed to have no answer and no end in sight. It proves the chiropractic vision that the body has the ability to heal itself and the brain and nervous system are the master controller of the entire body. By providing the brain with the boost it needs in some cases great results can be achieved. Normalization of function is always the goal with drugs or surgery.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Shattered Chromosome Can Lead to Cancer - NYTimes.com

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A new study says that cancer can arise from a chromosomal explosion. The chromosome than attempts to repair itself in a patched up and damaged way leading to a mutant unregulated cell. It is already known that many people will develop cancerous cells but the body will take care of these mutants and dispose of them. These people will never know that had anything cancerous in their bodies.

The best guess is that chromosomal explosions are caused by "a pulse of radiation". My question is radiation from where? The atmosphere? Cell phones? Microwaves? Scanners? All of the above? Or none of the above?

Chronic lack of sleep has been proven to burn out telomeres of chromosomes trying to replicate.

What about chronic stress? Or chronic lack of sleep, which is also a form of stress? What about the plethora of environmental toxins around today. The average baby is now born with over 200 toxins in it's bloodstream. Could these factors also be involved in the rise in cancer today?

The human body is designed to function in health. It is endowed with the ability to detoxify and handle many problems. Chromosomal explosions and cancer are indications that something is very wrong.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

More than 3,000 survivors of the World Trade Center attacks experience long-term post-traumatic stress disorder

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My family and friends were in NY that day, although not at the WTC. The effects were felt all over NYC though for a long time. Both on 9/11 and the day after Brooklyn seemed to be under a snowfall, except the "snow" was burned papers and who knows what else that settled softly on every surface under a brown hazy sky.

One friend was on his way to work in the World Financial Center, intending to cut through the WTC on the way. The second plane whizzed in right over his head and then made it's fatal impact.

A patient of mine was a police officer and said what was happening on the ground was just as bad and not reported so much. People walking around dazed and half dead after having been engulfed by a fireball. People being sliced in half by falling glass windows.

As much as this attack is etched in all of our minds, so much more so on those who survived at the site. There is no way to erase the memory of what happened, but this is a good opportunity to discuss how to increase our ability to handle stress.

The WTC survivors deserve a special standing on being exposed to stress, but many of us in today's society seem to be exposed to stressors from many different sources.

One method that is helpful is to have a seat in a comfortable place. Place one hand over the forehead and simply sit in a relaxed position. Let your shoulders roll forward and relax. Close your eyes and take a long deep breathe. Think about what is causing your stress and then try to see yourself in the situation you would like to be in. Do this for a few minutes or as long as you need. If you want added benefit try inhaling Frankincense oil from Ethiopia while you do this. When the aroma reaches the olfactory bulb the brain produces powerful anti-stress/anxiety natural medications. You can find it in most any health food store. I get mine from an online company.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Male Circumcision Cuts Women’s Cervical Cancer Risk

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Jews are commanded to circumcise their sons on the eighth day of life. Amazing fact that blood clotting factors spike on precisely that day!

While scientific studies try to prove or disprove the benefits of circumcision the fact is that women with circumcised partners have a lower incidence of cervical cancer.

When it's a religious commandment it removes any of the doubt or debate and makes life much healthier and stress-free.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

The Heart-Harming Effects of Elevated Cortisol : Newsletter - Vitamin Research Products

This is a brilliant article and a very important read. Maybe you've heard of cortisol. If you have then you'll want to know how excess cortisol can have a detrimental effect on you cardiovascular system. If you don't know what cortisol is this is a great place to start.

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Immune Boost: This Is Spinal Zap | Psychology Today

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