The statistics are staggering. Every year more than 5000 teenagers commit suicide while another 500,000 attempt to do so. Thousands of kids are killed and injured each year in automobile accidents and horrible acts of violence that are linked to drugs. Millions of kids are turning to drugs and alcohol to try to find their place in the world. What can we as parents do to make sure that our children grow up with the self worth and the values that empower them to "just say no" and use good judgment when they are out on their own.
One of my colleagues informed me of a man whom he heard tell an unfortunate story with a critical message on this very issue.
This was a professional man who spent his entire adult life working hard to achieve financial success for himself and his family. He was very committed to accomplishing extraordinary things in his professional life, and he did. He owned five major companies and was worth millions of dollars. He recently found out that his wasn't everything.
One night, after flying his personal airplane to a business meeting, he received a startling call in the middle of the night from his wife. He jumped as his wife proceeded to tell him that his daughter in law was killed in a house fire and his two grandchildren were critically injured. Stunned by the news, he flew out the next morning, after his meeting, and arrived home in time to hear the doctor inform the family that both of the children had died.
Crushed by this horrible news, he couldn't imagine things getting worse, but they did. Within just a few days, his son was arrested and charged with the crime. He is currently serving a life sentence.
This man's message is very powerful and sad. Imagine his pain. Imagine the questions he must have. I would wonder to myself, "did I do all I could to raise my family with the right values? Did I do all I could to instill a value system that supported a loving home in which every person know they were important, a value system based on love and understand, and a value system free from drugs?"
Is this the kind of home you are creating? Don't answer this question with the spontaneous "of course" like many people thoughtlessly do. Think very carefully about whether your day-to-day actions match your response.
Many times, while your intention is to raise a drug free family, you are creating a drug dependent one without even realizing it. You actually program drug dependency into your family's behavior!
What do I mean by this? How could this be? Please follow along with me for a minute without judgment and open yourself up to this information as you read on... it could make a big difference in the outcome of your child's life.
Think about what happens when your baby is born and he/she gets sick for the first time. If you have not educated yourself about your child's natural immunity and how it develops, you might immediately run to your doctor in a panic to alleviate your child's apparent suffering. The doctor may recommend a number of medications to treat the symptom, however the problem ensues.
As they grow up to become toddlers they may get another cold or infection and so they won't suffer, you give them a drug. They continue to grow up and each time they complain they don't feel good, what do you do to make them feel better? You run to the drug store and get them over the counter drugs.
Finally, they are old enough to go to school and the teacher tells you that your child isn't concentrating or sitting still. Rather then look for alternative ways to teach, like many good teachers do, the child is labeled hyperactive or attention deficit and give a drug, Ritalin. It is amazing that in some schools, 50% of the children are on Ritalin, while in others less than 5% of the kids are on this drug that has severe side effects.
Drug companies market their products, drugs, to physicians and parents with little emphasis placed on these side effects. Ritalin, for example, includes side effects such as insomnia, appetite loss, stunted growth, and suicide. Antibiotics cause digestive disturbance and create highly resistant bacteria that cause super infections, which strain your immune system and are untreatable. Aspirin causes abdominal bleeding while Tynenol and Ibuprofen increase the risk of kidney disease.
Even worse than the side effects of these drugs is the message it sends. Form the time they are born, your children get the message that when they feel badly they should take drugs to help them feel better. As a subtle as it may seem, this behavior is conditioned. They see it every time you say "I have a headache" and choose to take a pill. Is it any wonder that when a child doesn't make the cheerleading squad or gets dumped by a boyfriend or girlfriend, they turn to drugs to relieve the pain?
You can stop the insanity that this quick fix, relief orientation causes. Millions of people already have. Last you Americans made over 100 million more visits to holistic doctors than they did to medical doctors because people everywhere are tired of taking pills and are concerned about their horrible side effects. Almost every person you talk to today ahs a horror story about a severe drug reaction.
People today want wellness. They know that the human body has an incredible inborn healing power that heals them from infections and diseases the same way it heals them from a but. At the same time they have little faith in drugs, which are harmful chemicals with unpredictable side effects. They are demanding information on how to build their body's immune system for long-term health rather then performing constant crisis care.
Chiropractic has led the way for these people by providing incredible results, information, scientific validation and research material on how to restore the body to optimum health and keep it that way.
Thousands of families receive ongoing Chiropractic Wellness Care and have practically eliminated medical expenses because they are healthier now than ever before. These people have turned their medicine chests into bathroom cabinets because thy no longer use drugs.
These are not just people with back pains. These are people who are suffering from every disease you can name from cancer to Crohn's disease, from asthma to menstrual problems. While chiropractic doesn't treat these conditions, it allows the body to return to normal function so that it has the best opportunity to heal itself. Many of these people are perfectly healthy and are just looking to get to the next level.
One patient, in particular, had such sever menstrual problems, she had to completely get away from people every month and check into a hotel. Within 90 days of getting chiropractic care her body chemistry balanced itself out and her hormonal rages were gone. Another woman with a severe intestinal disorder couldn't leave the house because of her condition. She was scheduled for surgery because she was dying. As a last resort she tried chiropractic. Her body's innate healing ability took over and she cancelled the surgery. One month later she was in Europe with her children. Her entire family now receives ongoing Chiropractic Wellness Care.
People are seeking out chiropractic care for superior performance also. Olympic and professional athletes receive Chiropractic Wellness Care to help them get the most out of their training and enhance their performance.
Children who used to get sick all the time and be on constant medication are now getting Chiropractic wellness Care with their families and they are truly healthy and drug free. Think about he difference in the message your kids are receiving with these two different approaches.
The old system says, "I'm sorry you feel badly, your body is weak and you need these drugs to be well". Wellness, on the other hand says "your body is strong and has the ability to heal itself. Let's remove the interference so you can get well on your own. You can trust your body".
Children that grow up in wellness grow up believing in themselves and are independent from drugs. Families that receive Chiropractic Wellness Care are sharing healthy times and perpetuating healthy values. Kids run into Chiropractic offices and can't wait to get on the table for their adjustments. They are much healthier for it.
Give yourself and your family every opportunity to live the healthiest life possible. A drug free life! Empower them to believe in their own inner strength, healing capacity, and their unlimited human potential.
If it works for millions of others, why wouldn't it work for you? Are you alive? Are you breathing? It will work for you, once you make the commitment!
I wanted to share this information in received from the John Hopkins newsletter I subscribe to. As a wellness doctor I need to look at all the disciplines in health care so I can be educated on new methods and information. My role is to help coach my practice members so they make educated decisions to living a healthier, drug free, lifestyle. Please read the following newsletter and take from it a few helpful tips to rid your environment of cancer causing agents. Be well!
Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins:
1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.
2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.
3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.
4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors.
5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.
6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
7.. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.
9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.
11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.
*CANCER CELLS FEED ON:
a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.
b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells are being starved..
c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat, like chicken. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.
d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells.. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including be an sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C)..
e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.
13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy cancer cells.. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.
16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.
1. No plastic containers in micro.
2. No water bottles in freezer.
3. No plastic wrap in microwave..
Don't let a flu shot put you IN the hospital
Every year, more than 100 million Americans get flu shots, believing they're doing a good thing for their health.
It's excellent marketing, but simply not true...
Flu shots are not "perfectly safe" for everyone - and the side effects of flu shots can be downright scary.
Between the generalized side effects the Center for Disease Control (CDC) warns about and the specific side effects of the additives used to grow and preserve the vaccines each year, you can go in for a so-called "harmless" flu shot and walk out with fever, seizures or even muscle paralysis.
Small wonder, then, that only 60% of doctors and nurses are getting the flu shot despite mandatory vaccination requirements in many hospitals.
As medical practitioners, they can see first-hand what really happens after a flu shot and make a more informed choice than members of the general public, who often hear only positive propaganda about flu shots.
Don't believe the hype.
Find out more about the real side effects of flu shots so that you can decide for yourself whether a flu shot is truly worth the risk.
Reason #1: Flu-like Symptoms Common After Flu Shot
One of the biggest complaints people have about the flu shot is that they feel like they've been given the flu. Within the first 48 hours, many people complain of fever, headaches, runny nose, nausea and body aches just like they've come down with a case of the flu.
Yet CDC officials insist that the vaccine can't give you the F-L-U.
So what's really going on?
First of all, your body doesn't like the flu shot.
And that holds true for both dead virus and live virus versions of the injection.
Each flu shot contains up to three strains of the flu, plus chemicals to preserve the virus and base solution of the shot. Flu vaccines are grown in hens eggs, preserved with formaldehyde, diluted with known neurotoxins like Triton X-100 and MSG, and soaked in ethylenes.
Certain formulations, like Afluria, Flulaval, Fluzone and Fluvirin also contain thimerosal, a form of mercury.
Can you think of any other situation where you might expect an injection of known toxins to protect your health?
Putting pollutants like this straight into your bloodstream is a recipe for disease, not wellness.
You feel lousy after a flu shot because you've put things in your body that don't belong there, and you won't feel better until your system has done all it can to cleanse your body of the toxins.
Reason #2: Allergic Reactions to Flu Shot Additives
Right along with feeling sick, many people experience allergic reactions to the flu shot additives. These reactions can be life-threatening and happen within minutes. However, milder allergic responses can still compromise your health for weeks or even years after you've gotten a flu vaccine.
If you are allergic to:
I'm not allergic to eggs, but the rest, I'm going to have to say "Yes I am allergic to those."
Mild allergic reactions include swelling around the injection site, itching and redness. More serious reactions include changes in your breathing and heart rate, hives, and muscle weakness.
If you're severely allergic, your throat may close in a potentially fatal reaction. You know as well as I do, the word FATAL means DEATH, so be careful.
What I'm saying to you is this. Think twice before getting a flu shot! This is especially true for children, people with weak immune systems and the elderly.
Reason #3: Seizures After Flu Shot Not as Rare as You Think
The 2010-2011 American flu season was marked by reports of fever-related seizures among children who had received Fluzone, made by Sanofi-Aventis.
The seizures occurred within 24 hours of receiving the shot.
While the authorities were quick to reassure the public that such side effects of the flu shot are "rare" the truth is seizures following flu shots are more common than many think.
According to the CDC's own studies, one out of every 2,000 to 3,000 children vaccinated will experience additional fever-related seizures as a result of their vaccination. International studies are even more damning, directly pointing out that flu shots can hurt more than they help.
In Australia, the 2010 flu vaccine caused so many seizures in children it was pulled from the market after authorities realized more children were being hospitalized with side effects from the flu shot than were being hospitalized with the flu. Yet the very next year health officials were back out touting the benefits of getting a flu shot for kids - these people never give up!
Reason #4: Guillain-Barré Syndome (GBS) from Flu Shot Always a Concern
Guillain-Barré Syndrome is one of the truly frightening side effects of flu shots. Known as GBS, this disorder causes your immune system to attack your own nerve cells, weakening your muscle systems and sometimes paralyzing you completely.
Between 3,000 and 6,000 people each year will get GBS, usually after being sick with the flu or getting a flu shot. The risk of GBS increases as you get older, and people over age 50 have the highest risk level.
GBS was conclusively linked to both the 1976 flu vaccine and the 2009 flu vaccine.
Officials insisted that the benefits of the flu shot outweighed the risk - but that's small comfort to those in Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States who were left permanently disabled by their "safe, harmless" flu shot.
The best defense against the Flu is a great offense. Spend more time enhancing your immune system with proper wellness care!
Well it's official! The U.S. population sits so much we've created a new disease. Yes, sitting disease plaques more than 50% of the U.S. and those numbers are growing. According to current research, more than half of us sit more than 6 hours per day and 65% of people spend more than 2 hours per day watching television. In my opinion, I find these numbers to be a little low. I speak with patient's everyday and what I hear suggests much higher figures.
I'm sure this research doesn't shock anyone, however the next finding may. This study also concluded that if people spent less than three hours per day sitting they would add two years to their life! That's significant, some even call sitting the new smoking! Several studies show prolonged sitting linked to poor posture, spinal arthritis, disc herniation, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and even cancer. These are serious health issues, some, that frequently end in death! Do I have your attention? I hope so, because here's the good news. If you're conscious about excessive sitting you can change it and add YEARS to your life! Here are some simple tips to sit less and live longer.
Those of you that have followed my blog know my position on vaccinations. Educate yourself with the facts, the risks and rewards, and then make an informed decision. This breaking news from Italy is yet another example of the potential dangers of vaccinations. I'm sure if these parents knew the potential effects of the MMR vaccine, they would have made another decision. Now it's too late and there son will NEVER be the same.
Current statistics show that more than 50 million people in the United States suffer from acid reflux disease. What is acid reflux? Basically, acid reflux (or GERD ) is when hydrochloric acid backs up into your esophagus and causes burning pain, and even damage to the delicate tissue lining the windpipe. The most common signs and symptoms of this disorder are: nausea, belching, constant bloating, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, and occasional regurgitation of food.
Recently, while exercising, I was watching "The Doctors" program on television. Occasionally, they have some great information on health and wellness. This was NOT one of those episodes! This episode was talking about how there is a new, breakthrough treatment for "spider veins". Spider veins are a form of varicose vein, but smaller and more of a cosmetic issue than a health/pain issue. One of the doctors on the program is a cosmetic surgeon he was extremely excited to demonstrate this amazing new technology. Without going into great detail, and to stay on point, he basically injected detergent into the tiny veins and everyone watched in awe as they disappeared. His words: "Watch as I inject detergent into the veins." THIS is the exciting new technology? Injecting detergent to remove a cosmetic blemish on your skin. What's next injecting botulism toxin in your face to remove wrinkles? Oh that's right that's being done already, that's what Botox is. When I was younger we feared Botulism; that's why mom always kept the meat in the fridge and not on the counter. Why did we fear this toxin that we now inject freely into our bodies? Botulism by definition is "a sometimes fatal disease of the nervous system acquired from spoiled foods in which botulin toxin is present, especially improperly canned or marinated foods." Sometimes fatal is scary enough for me to avoid this toxin at all costs.
We are injecting detergents and killer toxins into our bodies delicately balanced eco-system and wondering why we are sicker as a nation than most other industrialized countries. We take more and more medications each year and at the same time try to figure out our health care crisis. The solution to this crisis starts with a realization that your body's environment needs to be GREEN. This is directly analogous to understanding that our world and its environment need to be GREEN. More chemicals in our body's eco-system equals more harm and less health. It's that simple!
Recently I read a great blog on Physical Therapy and Chiropractic. A great point was made that needs to be repeated. Your body needs to keep moving! Your cardiovascular system needs movement for proper blood flow and heart health, your muscles need movement and stimulation to maintain development, and your joints need proper motion to ward off arthritis.
PT's are your source to learn proper motion and instruct you on exercises to maintain the muscular system. They are experts on muscle physiology and rehabilitation exercises.
Chiropractors are experts on spinal function as it relates to proper nerve system function. We specialize in detecting and correcting subluxations of the spine and how they interfere with proper nerve development. We utilize posture, X-rays, and the latest computer nerve tests to find spinal problems before they develop into postural issues and arthritis.
Use these two professions to help you and your family achieve optimal health and wellness. For more information on Physical Therapy, visit www.moveforwardpt.com
For more information on wellness chiropractic, visit www.aacfamilywellness.com
I hope this clears any confusion you may have with these two professions, and as always...Be Well!
A major concern with aspartame is its interaction with other chemicals, like anti-depressants, heart medications, hormones, insulin, vaccines, and other sweeteners. This amplifies its neurotoxicity -- over the years, many reports have related aspartame to headaches, memory loss, seizures, blindness, coma, cancer and death, and it also seems to increase fibromyalgia, lupus, multiple sclerosis, ADD, diabetes, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, retardation, lymphoma, birth defects, chronic fatigue, and depression. This is ugly stuff, and this is only a partial list of its deleterious effects. Get informed before you continue consuming this chemical.
As always, Be Well!
Fluoride, our front line defense in fighting tooth decay. So safe, we have been using it in toothpaste, mouthwash, adding it to our water supply, and even giving it in pill form to our children. Well research has been done over the past 10 years and the results may surprise you.
The studies are conclusive and report that fluoride damages your bones when ingested every day over long periods of time. Millions of Americans now suffer from skeletal fluorosis, a crippling bone disease caused by excessive fluoride. Nearly 40 percent of all children in the U.S. have dental fluorosis, while millions more have mild fluorosis. Of course, these conditions are mainly caused by high dose fluoride exposure but here's the problem, fluoride accumulates over time.
To fully understand your fluoride exposure risk, let's explore how fluoride is handled in your body. First, up to half of ingested fluoride accumulates in your bones, while the other half is excreted in the urine. Second, once fluoride enters your bones it is removed very slowly. The biological half-life of fluoride in bone (the time for half of it to be removed) is as long as 20 years. Third, most people have constant low level exposures to fluoride, and are taking more fluoride into their bones than is being removed. As a result, the fluoride level in bone increases steadily with time. We are slowly being over exposed to fluoride and are all at risk for fluorosis.
You may be wondering, why is fluoride being recommended in the first place? Fluoride increases the density of trabecular bone and has been shown to reduce dental cavities. A study from 1940 showed a 60 percent reduction of dental cavities in areas where water was treated with fluoride. However, recent studies don't show such a drastic difference between fluoridated areas and non-fluoridated areas. Mainly due to dental practices among individuals and eating habits. This new found evidence, and the overwhelming evidence that over exposure to fluoride carries risks such as fluorosis, cancer, and bone fracture, have sparked some controversy. In Canada, for instance, The Fluoride Action Network have made a major push to end water fluoridation all together. Currently 60 percent of Canada has stopped fluoridation and it seems the rest of the country will follow. Locally, New York city councilor Peter Vallone has introduced legislation "prohibiting the addition of fluoride to the water supply." If this legislation passes, it would spark the rest of our counrty to follow.
Despite the fact that 170 million Americans now drink fluoridated water every day, we continue to have little understanding on how the consequent contamination of our food and water with fluoride is affecting bone health. While we know that fluoride at high doses clearly harms bone, and while there are several worrying indications that similar harm is occurring at the lower levels that Americans regularly ingest, the absence of competent research by U.S. health authorities has enabled many basic, fundamental questions to remain unanswered. Until researchers feel free to report adverse findings on fluoride without fear of losing their funding, this situation is likely to persist, to the possible peril of millions of American's bone health.
One thing is certain, the risks of fluoride exposure outweighs the benefits. Inform yourself, check out www.mercola.com and our website at www.aacfamilywellness.com for more on fluoride and other current health issues. Stay up to date, join us on facebook at www.facebook.com/aacwellness and Twitter at www.twitter.com/aacwellness. We are committed to educate our community and bring health and wellness to you and your family! As always Be Well!
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