Now the plastic is safe?!

August 18, 2008

Turns out the FDA is saying that the chemicals in Nalgene bottles (BPA) is safe.  CNN reports that “The Food and Drug Administration scientists said the trace amounts of bisphenol A that leach out of food containers are not a threat to infants or adults” The FDA is the same organization that approved VIOXX that killed over 30,000 people.  Canada intends to ban the substance, California too.  The studies that the FDA cites are apparently “industry funded studies”.  In other words, they are kind of like having Phillip Morris do research on the dangers of cigarettes.  My question is….Who do we believe? ..And when? What percentage of the time is safe to trust agencies who are supposed to keep us safe?  When are they being corrupted? Are they being corrupted? My thoughts are ultimately consistent, though not be entirely scientific.  “If it seems like a bad idea, it probably is”.  Drinking out of plastic just doesn’t seem as safe as glass, wood or steel.   Driving without a seat belt, just not smart.  Drinking gasoline…. bad idea. Why is America so sick?  Think about the small stuff and sweat it.  Little things like toxins leaching out of plastic into your...

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Insurance, Insurance, Insurance

August 7, 2008

Millions of chronically ill, lacking insurance, can’t get needed care Over 11 million Americans with chronic physical illnesses like heart disease, diabetes and asthma are not getting the medical care they need because they don’t have health insurance, a new study shows.  Copies of the study are available at http://www.pnhp.org/chronically_ill Maybe it’s time for a change?!  What are your thoughts about a national system of healthcare for everyone vs. the system we have now?  Are you happy with things?  How are your premiums? Last Year my health insurance increased in cost each month by 33% – for the same coverage. WOW. If you need info on great insurance specialists, please let me know and I’ll send you in the direction of the people that I work...

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Blind Leading The Blind

July 7, 2008

Are we Americans the most stupid people on the planet? I’m beginning to wonder and here’s why…. Today, the American Pediatric Association decided to announce that they are recommending cholesterol lowering drugs, traditionally reserved for adults, for children as young as 8.  They are saying testing should be done as early as 2 years old and no later than 10. Dr. Stephen Daniels says that “If we are more aggressive about this in childhood, I think we can have an impact on what happens later in life”.  Dr. Daniels has worked as a consultant for Abbott Laboratories and Merck & Co.  He SHOULD be working making license plates in federal prison.  The impact they’ll have on kids later in life will be an dependency on medications for ailments that are preventable by living healthier lifestyles.   Dr. Li a Duke University heart specialist agrees and says “We need to do something to stem the tide of childhood obesity”.  Hey Stupid, how about feeding kids decent food and spending more on physical education development.   Another well established medical pawn falls for the same erroneous line of thought.  Dr. Elena Fuentes-Afflick, pediatrics professor at UC San Francisco praises the new...

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Do your homework Dr. Gupta

July 3, 2008

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the CNN chief medical correspondent.  Last week he spent a decent amount of time highlighting the risk of stroke after Chiropractic Treatment.  This has long been one of medicine’s excuses for not referring to chiropractors.  Chiropractic hasn’t changed much in over 110 years-because it works and is safe.  Millions of people have been helped and very few have ever been directly injured as a result of negligent treatment.  The joke among Chiropractors is that the walk up the front steps into the office is more of a risk than the actual treatment.  Most injuries occur at the hands of untrained, non-doctors.  Adjustments or manipulations should only be done by a licensed Chiropractor or Osteopath. As for sensationalism on the news, I suppose it will continue.  Be careful what you listen to. Ask questions.  Just because someone is a Doctor, Lawyer or army General, doesn’t mean that they are trustworthy.  CNN should be ashamed for having a leading correspondent and physician that neglects to do his research while simultaneously providing the nation with a commentary based on old wives tales.   In fact, the research shows that stroke is just as likely after a visit to...

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Look and Feel younger with Chaga Brand!

June 23, 2008

Chaga Brand, LLC is a local Maine manufacturer of Super antioxidant skin care products, tinctures and tea.  The current line of soap is an antioxidant powerhouse. Think blueberries are high?  ORAC is a numerical value assigned to materials based on their absorption of free radicals (in other words, antioxidant power).  Blueberries are rated at somewhere between 24 and 100.  Chaga (Inonotus Obliquus), the main ingredient in Chaga Brand products is rated at 52,000-60,000.   The Russian government has recognized Chaga as a form of cancer treatment.  This stuff is the real deal.  Currently 3 facial soaps are available, two unscented in marbled grey and dark brown and a dark brown scented with clove and clove oil.  Chaga Brand, Chaga Tea is also available....

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Gas Prices got you in a strangle hold?

Quite a few people are beginning to complain about the gas prices that until now have said nothing.  It seems 4 is a magic number.  I don’t like any more than anyone else but let’s put this in perspective, stop whining and be thankful.  At least we still have gas.  When I lived and travelled in China, there were times where one would have to hike 8 hours and drive 2 just to get a can filled with gas to fuel their generator.  For most people it’s still not an issue of money, it’s an issue of priorities.  Below are some priority shift ideas that are healthy and will save money: – Cancel your Cable – “Eat out” less – Quit Smoking – Drink Less Alcohol – Buy water in Bulk: a 16 oz. bottle is over a dollar……more than a gallon of gas! – Shop at Hannaford or Shaws – Ride a bike….lose weight, save gas, cardio health, win, win, win. – Get off your medications – Buy less clothes – Pass on the flat screen tv (aka: Fat Magnet) – Enjoy free entertainment like exercise, hiking, swimming and walking – Before you spend, ask yourself, Is this...

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No ________ Sherlock

June 9, 2008

Stress can cause health problems?!  What an unbelievable statement by modern medicine and researchers.  For 113 years Chiropractic has made this claim, for 5,000 years Chinese Medicine has said the same.  How completely brilliant science can be. I love science, but what will it take for the medical establishment and media to understand the connection.  Have you ever heard an off color joke? Ever left your zipper down, had food on your face, a booger in your nose and someone let you know about it?  Did you blush?  Feel hot or flushed?  Tense up?  This my friends is the mind body connection.  Thoughts becoming physical manifestations.  Just like increased blood flow to your face when you are embarrassed.  I am embarrassed right now for the most powerful medical establishment in the world, because they just can’t see the writing on the wall.  Stress, emotions and thoughts impact our health.  check out the article below, and think about it based on your experience.  Any thoughts?...

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Fear got you?

How’s your Amygdala?  The Amygdala is the part of your brain that experiences fear.  In recent news on CNN, an article talks about how men are afraid of doctors.  Why do you suppose this is? I suspect it has something to do with the fact that the media has been programming us to fear everything from the Bird Flu to Terrorist attacks.  While both could happen, who was the last person you knew to have the bird flu?  How about a victim of terrorism?  I don’t want to demean those who have been affected, but let’s put this into perspective. Medical documentation and research has shown that 11 of 100 children who enter the hospital will be given the wrong medication or the wrong dose of the right medication.  Sometimes in lethal doses.  Over 100,000 people a year die due to blatant medical errors.  Not because they were high risk patients but because a mistake was made.  Did you know that research in the U.S. and Israel has shown that when Medical Doctors go on strike fewer people die?!  Emergencies are emergencies, but so are the numbers.  This is the equivalent to about one jumbo jet each day.  Imagine...

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Nintendo Wii is awesome

June 2, 2008

Nintendo has done what I always dreamt of as a kid.  No joysticks, keypads or remote controls that require crazy coordination.  Playing with the Wii is like actually being part of the video game.  If you are unfamiliar with the system follow the link below.  If you are familiar with Wii and would like to learn about how we use it in our office for rehab, click on the picture to your right and give us a call.  ...

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