Chiropractic

Chiropractic Cuts Blood Pressure  <full article>
March 16, 2007 -- A special chiropractic adjustment can significantly lower high blood pressure, a placebo-controlled study suggests.

"This procedure has the effect of not one, but two blood-pressure medications given in combination," study leader George Bakris, MD, tells WebMD. "And it seems to be adverse-event free. We saw no side effects and no problems," adds Bakris, director of the University of Chicago hypertension center.

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How Chiropractic Care Can Save You Money  <full article>
If you have been with our practice for some time, you know that back pain and crisis care isn’t the best use for chiropractic. I always say that it is like using dentistry only to fill cavities, pull teeth, and give root canals. No thanks- please show me how to keep my teeth, spine and nervous system! Chiropractic places a strong emphasis on the body's intrinsic (innate) healing wisdom and decreases the reliance on band-aids like drugs and surgery. But you may be surprised to learn how much money chiropractic care can save you versus conventional medicine.

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The Cold Season That Never Came  <full article>
The “Germ Theory” was first proposed by Lewis Pasteur in the mid 1800’s. His theory proposed that the presence of germs were the cause of many diseases. In the world of surgery and open wound trauma, this theory has saved millions of lives through proper sanitization. But in one realm, this theory may be letting us down...  
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Chiropractic: Luxury or Necessity?  <full article>
 A practice member proposed this question.  “Is chiropractic care a luxury or necessity?”  Your personal values hold the answer to this question. Chiropractic may be a luxury for those that use me just to feel good...

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Why Don't The Amish Have Autistic Children?  <full article>
Autism is a difficult disorder to miss, as it is characterized by noticeably abnormal or impaired development in social interaction and communication and a markedly restricted array of activities and interests. And while scientific consensus claims autism has been around for millennia at generally the same prevalence, that prevalence is now considered to be one in every 166 children...
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Children, Chiropractic and Posture  <full article>
Who can benefit from chiropractic care? Children certainly can. With high energy and great enthusiasm, they climb, jump, slide swing, run, skate and ride. And before they can do all these things, they must go through the up and down experience of learning to walk.

Although these activities are all a normal part of childhood, they can cause scratches, bruises, sprains, pains and even broken bones..

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Asthma: The Spinal Connection  <full article>
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have estimated that 20 million people in the US currently have asthma. There is really no known cause of asthma. A lot of effort has been put forth to try and understand if there is a genetic basis to this disease. It definitely does run in some families, but currently, there is no consistent genetic profile in people who have it versus those who don't...
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Chiropractic and the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918   <full article>
The Great Flu Pandemic of 1918 was the greatest plague of modern times. It is estimated to have killed between 25 million and 40 million people worldwide, about half a million in this country. History shows us that those under chiropractic care during the flu pandemic had a...
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The Real Cause of America’s Health Care Crisis  <full article>
There is no insurance crisis in this country.  But wait, every 30 seconds someone in the United States files for bankruptcy due to a serious health problem.  According to Harvard University, 50 percent of all bankruptcy filings in the US are the direct result of excessive medical expenses.   Nearly 45 million Americans are uninsured...
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Segments, Posture, and Allergic Diseases  <full article>
A research verification between visceral disease and immune dysfunction from sympathetic segmental disturbances secondary to vertebral deformities has been put forward by chiropractic and various fields' medical practitioners. We report on the positive results of a controlled study using vertebral correction treatment to reduce vertebral misalignments in patients with atopic dermatitis and bronchial asthma. We also discuss possible mechanisms for the relationship between visceral and immune dysfunction and vertebral deformities.
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Wellness care- Where's the Evidence?  <full article>
The World Health Organization defines health as being "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity" [1]. Given this broad definition of health, epistemological constructs borrowed from the social sciences may demonstrate health benefits not disclosed by randomized clinical trials. Health benefits, such as improvement in self-reported quality of life, decreased health care costs
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Why insurers or the government will never offer real health care…   <full article>
One of the first things a new patient enquires in is if they have insurance coverage for chiropractic care.  Rightfully so, we pay a premium each month expecting coverage for healthcare services.  Of interest is how insurers define health and base their coverage...
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What the media may not tell you about the Flu shot.  <full article>
It is impossible not to notice a quiet, but emerging argument questioning the safety and efficacy of vaccination.  Should you get yourself and your children vaccinated against the flu?  My intention is not to encourage you to vaccinate or not to vaccinate but help you make an informed decision.    
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Flu Vaccine Ingredients : Learn What's in the Flu and Have a Laugh Too  <full article>

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Doctor Admits Vaccine is More Deadly Than Swine Flu  <full article>

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Fear Mongering: The CDC’s Flu Numbers Don’t Add Up  <full article>
On every news station, death rates from the flu have been broadcast drawing fear and attention.   The CDC reports that some 36,000 per year die from the flu and flu type illnesses.  The caveat is that the CDC groups deaths from the flu with deaths from pneumonia (flu type illness).  When reported in the National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 52, No. 3 deaths from flu and pneumonia are drastically different
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Pay Attention to What Really Counts in Life:  <full article>
The most useless thing to do… Worry.
The greatest joy… Giving.
The greatest loss… Self respect. 
The most satisfying work… Helping others.
The ugliest personality trait… Selfishness.
The most endangered species… Dedicated leaders. 
The most important people… Your family. 

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Preventable Illness at Core of U.S. Health Costs  <full article>
Emory University's School of public health finds that Americans' own habits are driving up health care costs in the United States. The average American spends more than $6,000 each year on health care -- the highest amount in the world and twice as much as Europeans spend. In the past, the most common reasons cited for this difference were increased access to medical providers,
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The Truth Behind a Flu Shot  <full article>

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Nerve Degeneration From Mercury  <full article>

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Chronic Subluxation Leading to Spinal Degeneration  <full article>

Spinal Degeneration from Jay Davidson on Vimeo.


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Research Explores Chiropractic's Effect On Diabetes  <full article>
Diabetes is the fifth deadliest disease in the United States and a growing epidemic worldwide. Now, researchers are finding evidence that chiropractic adjustments might be able to make a valuable contribution to an overall program of wellness care to help diabetes sufferers.

A study published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research (JVSR; http://www.jvsr.com), focused on the positive response to chiropractic when used as part of an integrative treatment in the care of a patient with adult onset diabetes.

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Protect Your Immune System  <full article>
Your Immune System is fascinating, complex, powerful, and critical in keeping you healthy! Without a properly functioning defense mechanism, our bodies would be virtually overrun by various bacteria, viruses, cancers and other pathogens in hours to days and we will cease to exist. Thankfully, our Creator God has given us all the power of health and healing within our own bodies. Finding the root cause of the illness...
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Chiropractic Misunderstood and Misused Part I  <full article>
The profession of chiropractic is the most misunderstood and misused profession in the health care market place.  After speaking to thousands of attendees of my public workshops, I always ask “When should you seek the care of a chiropractor?”  The reply is always “When I hurt”.  This elicits the same visceral response as scratching a chalk board, but I understand why the public doesn’t understand. What if dentists decided to limit their scope of practice to the treatment of cavities and root canals? (no more routine cleanings and hygiene).  Insurance companies decided it is just too expensive for dentists to perform dental hygiene so they no longer pay for teeth cleanings and hygienic education. 

Nutrition

Are You Getting Your Good Bacteria?  <full article>
A new review article focuses on the use of probiotics in childhood gastrointestinal disorders, emphasizing the importance of balancing the diverse range of microbes in the gastrointestinal tract for effective prevention and treatment of conditions such as diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and inflammatory disorders. Covering over 120 references in the medical literature, the article explains how these "good" bacteria can displace potential pathogens in the intestine such as Helicobacter pylori, the trigger for ulcers and gastritis.

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Eat the Caveman Diet to Stay Healthy  <full article>
Dr. Loren Cordain is one of the leaders in the practical application of paleolithic nutrition to improving your diet. Before the development of farming and the domestication of livestock practices dietary choices would have been necessarily limited to minimally processed, wild

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The How To's of a Helthy School Lunch  <full article>
When packing a school lunch, there are multiple variables to take into consideration. Of utmost importance is nutrient value. Effects on blood sugar needs consideration. Some foods are potentially harmful. And ultimatley will my child eat it? As a parent, my ultimate goal when packing a lunch is to provide a meal that supports my child’s learning and development.  It should be easy to prepare, low sugar, high protein...
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10 Secrets of the Effortlessly Thin   <full article>
The majority of thin people share several healthy strategies that help them stay healthy with seemingly little effort. Here are 10 secrets you need to know in order to join their ranks...
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Making an informed choice about the flu shot and vaccination  <full article>
It is impossible not to notice a quiet but emerging argument questioning the safety and efficacy of vaccination.  So, should you get yourself and your children vaccinated against the flu?  My intention is not to encourage you to vaccinate or not to vaccinate but help you make an informed decision.
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Holiday Nutrition Tips  <full article>
This week I was invited to give a talk on “Nutrition During the Holidays”.  Admittedly I’ve lectured dozens of times on nutrition, but never on the challenges of eating right during the holidays.  It was a good review of basic concepts and I actually learned a few things.   

The overwhelming health concern during the holidays is weight gain.  Guess how much the average American gains during the holidays? 

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1 in 3 Americans Could Have Diabetes by 2050, Study Says  <full article>
A new federal report predicts that one in three American adults may have diabetes by 2050‚ with the number of diabetes patients projected to double or triple over the next 40 years.

These projections come from new analysis by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)‚ published in the journal Population Health Metrics. The report points out three key demographic factors behind the increased diabetes prevalence: an aging population‚ increases in high–risk minority groups‚ and better survival in people who already have diabetes. 




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