Thursday, February 17, 2011

I Love This Doctor !

And now for something a bit different and on the lighter side:

Q:I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.

Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these?  Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.  Ice Cream even better – everything Cow eats in one package! 

Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take the
water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain. Bottoms up!

Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.

Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain...Good!

Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!! .... Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?

Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.

Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: Are you crazy? HELLO Cocoa beans! Another vegetable!!! It's the best feel-good food around!

Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.

Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape!

Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.

And remember:

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO HOO, What a Ride'


For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.

1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.


Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

Friday, February 11, 2011

3rd leading cause of death

The Center for Disease Control lists the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. is our health care system, just behind heart disease and cancer.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary

Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

A baby monkey was discovered in terrible condition in a NYC basement. After being removed from there, given a proper diet, and allowed to play and be exposed to sunlight, his condition improved dramatically. This serves as a great example and how important these basics are. We tend to to be very disconnected from these basics.

If a monkey can gain good health with eating right and exercising what do you think it would do for you?


There are about 6 million bacteria on every square inch of your skin.

There are more bacteria in your GI tract than there are cells in your body, about 3-4 lbs worth in an average adult.

They are responsible for digestion and absorption, immune function, and production of hormones and vitamins.

When you take an antibiotic you kill lots of these good guys along with the bad guys.  This gives the bad guys a place to fill in the gap and spread.  This sets you up for another round of antibiotics and the vicious cycle begins.  Your immune system will be compromised.  80% of it is in your GI tract!  You will experience gas and bloating, diarrhea and constipation, skin problems like eczema and psoriasis, ear and sinus infections, and possibly even cancer down the road.  For all of these symptoms your doctor will prescribe more drugs which will further muck up your system.

Would you like to know how to avoid this situation?  Drink filtered water with no chlorine.  Get 7 hours sleep every night in a dark room.   Now that you're well hydrated and rested go exercise!  Eat to promote healthy bacteria and good digestion and absorption.  Lots of fruits and veggies in a side variety of colors.  Sometimes raw, sometimes lightly steamed. Check out cultured vegetables for great gut flora!   Stay away from the whites; flour, sugar.  Various animal proteins in moderation, meaning no Texas sized steaks.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Hospitals Often Fail to Follow Up on Tests, Study Says - US News and World Report

Hospitals Often Fail to Follow Up on Tests, Study Says - US News and World Report: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

If you have a lab test done by a doctor or hospital make it your business to get a copy of it. Ask what it means and get another opinion. You must know the results and understand them! I can't overemphasize how critical this can be to your health and even your life!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Toddlers’ Junk-Food Diet May Lead to Lower IQ – TIME Healthland

Toddlers’ Junk-Food Diet May Lead to Lower IQ – TIME Healthland: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Hippocrates said, "Let food be your medicine and let medicine be your food." Too bad we're not listening. We feed our kids a steady stream of garbage, from the food they eat to the pop media they're exposed to. Excess killed off the might Roman empire. Things are no different today.

Monday, February 07, 2011

New Parkinson's Treatment Hopeful For Motor Control

New Parkinson's Treatment Hopeful For Motor Control: "Chiropractic

Numerous chiropractic research has demonstrated that chiropractic treatments using upper cervical care can show improvement in symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

In one study of 37 patients with Parkinson's disease being treated for a period of five years with chiropractic care had shown 92% of improvement in patients.

According to Dr. Elster, D.C., from Boulder, Colorado, that vertebral subluxations that happen when the vertebrae becomes misaligned or becomes stuck and causes interference with the central nervous system (spinal cord and brain). By aligning the first two upper vertebrae with the skull, the nerve pathways which travel between the brain and spinal cord become less obstructed.

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Sunday, February 06, 2011

The Bike Body

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Do you like to cycle, play golf, or go bowling? Cyclists sometimes try to go to a bike fitter to get the best fit but they don't realize they're looking at things backwards. The first order of business is to make their body fit the bike, not the other way around. In most people it's not too difficult to find musculoskeletal imbalances. This needs to be addressed first and chances are the bike will fit better and the cyclist will have an easier and more pleasurable cycling experience.

Chiropractic vs. Medicine for Acute LBP: No Contest

Chiropractic vs. Medicine for Acute LBP: No Contest: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Pain meds are OK if they help the patient sleep but they are not a long term solution and they have many detrimental side effects.

Spinal manipulation provided by a trained chiropractor only is the best course of therapy for low back pain. In our offices we have known this for a very long time. It's now gratifying that studies such as this are backing up our anecdotal evidence!