Friday, March 28, 2008

Low testosterone and diabetes

This was an interesting link between low testosterone levels and type 1 diabetes. Insulin resistance is so prevalent now and there appears to be so many ways to develop the resistance. I think you will find this article interesting.

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ear infections in Children

I decided I have to post on this because of what I see as an ever increasing trend in my office. This is the trend of placing children on repeated antibiotic use over the course of the first 3-5 years of life. This pattern appears to start early in life with medical/pharmaceutical intervention and continues on a path of health decline over the next few years. Below I will describe the first five years of life that I see these young children experiencing. You might see your child or a friend or family members child in this same situation. My goal in practice is to reverse this trend so that children can live a happy drug free life that is full of activity and happiness.

Below is the first five year pattern in the child that is pharmaceutically or medically treated. This doesn't hold for all children but for many it does.

1. Child gets sick with virus or bacterial infection
2. Infection starts in the lungs but moves the oral and nasal passages and travels into the middle ear.
3. Child is taken to the pediatrician and given an antibiotic based on symptoms alone without culturing the sputum, saliva or ear discharge.
4. Antibiotic drugs kill off most or all bacterial and NO viral load in the child, also destroying the healthy gut flora in the process
5. The child apparently heals but really has a temporary suppression of symptoms
6. Now the childs gut flora is destroyed and their immune system is suppressed which allows a secondary or additional infection to occur. This lands the child back in the pediatricians office for the second round of anitbiotics.
7. Repeat Steps 1-7 at least three to 12 times within a calendar year.

Then after complete or partial destruction of the immune system the parent of the child is told that ear tubes are a necessity otherwise the child could lose their hearing. Or better yet, that we need to remove those darn adenoids and tonsils because they are causing all the problem. "Don't mind that God put those structures there for a purpose, I know better than God what should happen with your childs' body." Of course, the parent that wants to avoid this type of surgical intervention is challenged by the pediatrician and told that they could be responsible for causing their childs hearing loss or worse. However, the real causative culprit for the repeat ear infection and immune supression were the antibiotics that were prescribed by the pediatrician. Of course no liability is placed with the pediatrician but solely with the parent who is not once again using antibiotics that have proven not to work the previous 12 rounds etc.
As I say, "When all else fails, blame the patient or the parent, even if you were the cause of the problem."

8. Later in life this same child develops allergies and asthma as a complication of ongoing immune system suppression and everyone wonders why.

9. Then as an adult there is some thought that some chronic and degenerative diseases are more prevalent as a result.

This is a sad tale that is often repeated and doesn't need to be. If would like our help in finding a different solution than the one above, please email or call.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Finding Happiness Again

This link is helpful if you have lost your way with happiness in your life currently. Giving has always been a sort of "golden rule" for everyone. This article shows how to find this happiness again. Even giving as little as five dollars a day to someone seems to raise the "happiness qoutient". Check out the link and enjoy.


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Vaccinations or No Vaccinations That is the Question

The following post is no substitute for the advice of a licensed professional or for your own education. It is in no way intended to sway or direct a reader to make any particular choice regarding immunizations and vaccinations. The information contained here is for the purpose of education and is not in any way a conveyance of advice of specific treatment.

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I have not included many pro vaccination links because this is the information that is regularly churned out by the medical associations and public health agencies. You can get lots of information on TV, Radio, and billboards if you would like it.

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Stroke of Insight

This post is for all of my readers and patients who have had a family member or friend that has suffered a stroke. It is an amazing video clip on someone explaining how a stroke affects the brain and its right and left hemisheric function. Jill Bolte is the presenter and neuroanatomist who suffered the stroke. It is a neat mix of science and experiental description of stroke and its affects.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I couldn't believe it .... but its true

I will not comment here other than to say this is major craziness.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Tips for Getting Better Sleep

This article gave a few really good ideas for getting better sleep. As a side note, if you are taking pharmaceutical sleep aides or aides for restless leg syndrome, you might want to comb both medical literature or natural health literature. I suggest that you consider looking at Standard Process' Magnesium Lactate. Magnesium is well documented in high doses to end restless leg syndrome and improve sleep patterns. However why get magnesium when you can pay more for a prescription medication and enjoy all the harmful side effects (me tongue in cheek). If you want more information, email me and I will get it to you.

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Chemotherapy and its effects

I don't agree with all the information in this article that references a journal study about chemotherapy. There seems to be a bias against certain foods which I don't agree with, however, the information on chemotherapy and its devastating effects is very accurate. Hope you find it interesting too.


Sunday, March 09, 2008

Interesting Lecture on Brain Function

Take a look at this video of some very interesting thoughts regarding brain function and some of our uniquely human abilities. We are learning so much about our brain function right now by use of functional MRI's etc. I think even the lay person will find this lecture very impressive and understandable.

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Saturday, March 08, 2008

Estrogen Dominance and Breast Cancer....What About Progesterone

Interesting article once again showing the effect that high estradiol levels have on previous breast cancer survivors. Is it possible that estrogen dominance could be shifted by reducing exposure and increasing the level of progesterone to counterbalance estrogen dominance. To avoid a long post here, if you want more information about how to deal naturally with this situation just email me at

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Thursday, March 06, 2008

George Goodheart

George Goodheart, a man who revolutionized natural and chiropractic health care practice by developing the technique called Applied Kinesiology has passed. He will be looked back on as one of the greatest minds to ever exist in the health care arena and his presence in this world will be greatly missed by so many of us who loved him.

I owe a great debt to him for allowing me to practice in the way I do now and to have the wonderful profession and life that I have. He was a great man among greats and he will always be looked to by many as the father of modern natural medicine that is extremely effective and honors the bodies wisdom to heal itself.

Today is a sad day but a day of great honor for George Goodheart. Our prayers and love are with his family and all those whose lives he has touched.

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Could All Those Crazy Parents Be Wrong ?

Finally we have some confirmation from the ivory tower boys that vaccinations lead to autism. Many of us natural health practitioners have been seeing tens of hundreds of parents in our offices that have stated that their child's autism began days after a vaccination. The medical community has told these parents that they are mistaken and misguided in their associations for years. We have known this is not true but the medical and pharmaceutical machine is big and loaded with cash to deal with these assertions so the individual parents have been silenced. I think this current happening may blow the lid off the issue. We shall see but at least it is an interesting read

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