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» What you should know about the swine flu shot!
» Stay Healthy : Avoid the Flu Shot for all strain.
» WHY YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE FLU SHOT COUD HURT YOU!
» Our GIFT To Your Children
» Chiropractic A life Changing Experience
» I'm off my Blood Pressure Meds!
» Is Your Back Pain Becoming A Pain?
» October is National Chiropractic Month
» Whole Grains Benefit Blood Pressure
» Vitamin D Prevents Falls In The Elderly

What you should know about the swine flu shot!

  

What you don't know about the swine flu shot!

 

http://www.naturalnews.com/z026717_swine_flu_flu_vaccine_swine_flu_vaccine.html

 Ten Things You're Not Supposed to Know about the Swine Flu Vaccine by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, Natural News Editor

 

(Natural News) She was deathly afraid of the flu.

So she asked her doc what she should do.

He jabbed her unseen

With a swine flu vaccine

Blurting, "Darling, I haven't a clue."

- by the Health Ranger

 

Let's not beat around the bush on this issue: The swine flu vaccines now being prepared for mass injection into infants, children, teens and adults have never been tested and won't be tested before the injections begin. In Europe, where flu vaccines are typically tested on hundreds (or thousands) of people before being unleashed on the masses, the European Medicines Agency is allowing companies to skip the testing process entirely.

 

And yet, amazingly, people are lining up to take the vaccine, absent any safety testing

What so ever. When the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. announced a swine flu vaccine trial beginning in early August, it was inundated with phone calls and emails from people desperate to play the role of human guinea pigs. The power of fear to herd sheep into vaccine injections is simply amazing...

 

Back in Europe, of course, everybody gets to be a guinea pig since no testing will be done on the vaccine at all. Even worse, the European vaccines will be using adjuvant -- chemicals used to multiply the potency of the active ingredients in vaccines.

 

Notably, there is absolutely no safety data on the use of adjuvant in infants and expectant mothers -- the two groups being most aggressively targeted by the swine flu vaccine pushers. This leads us to the disturbing conclusion that the swine flu vaccine could be a modern medical disaster. It's untested and un-tried. Its ingredients are potentially quite dangerous, and the adjuvant being used in the European vaccines are suspected of causing neurological disorders.

 

 

Paralyzed by vaccines I probably don't need to remind you that in 1976, a failed swine flu vaccine caused irreparable damage to the nervous systems of hundreds of people, paralyzing many. Medical doctors gave the problem a name, of course, to make it sound like they knew what they were talking about: Guillain-Barre syndrome. (Notably, they never called it "Toxic Vaccine Syndrome" because that would be too informative.)

 

But the fact remains that doctors never knew how the vaccines caused these severe problems, and if the same event played out today, all the doctors and vaccine pushers would undoubtedly deny any link between the vaccines and paralysis altogether. (That's what's happening today with the debate over vaccines and autism: Complete denial.)

 

In fact, there are a whole lot of things you'll never be told by health authorities about the upcoming swine flu vaccine. For your amusement, I've written down the ten most obvious ones and published them below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ten things you're not supposed to know about the swine flu vaccine (At least, not by anyone in authority...)

 

#1 - The vaccine production was "rushed" and the vaccine has never been tested on humans. Do you like to play guinea pig for Big Pharma? If so, line up for your swine flu vaccine this fall...

 

#2 - Swine flu vaccines contain dangerous adjuvants that cause an inflammatory response in the body. This is why they are suspected of causing autism and other neurological disorders.

 

#3 - The swine flu vaccine could actually increase your risk of death from swine flu by altering (or suppressing) your immune system response. There is zero evidence that even seasonal flu shots offer any meaningful protection for people who take the jabs. Vaccines are the

snake oil of modern medicine.

 

#4 - Doctors still don't know why the 1976 swine flu vaccines paralyzed so many people. And that means they really have no clue whether the upcoming vaccine might cause the same devastating side effects. (And they're not testing it, either...)

 

#5 - Even if the swine flu vaccine kills you, the drug companies aren't responsible. The U.S. government has granted drug companies complete immunity against vaccine product liability. Thanks to that blanket immunity, drug companies have no incentive to make safe vaccines, because they only get paid based on quantity, not safety (zero liability).

 

#6 - No swine flu vaccine works as well as vitamin D to protect you from influenza. That's an inconvenient scientific fact that the U.S. government, the FDA and Big Pharma hope the people never realize.

 

#7 - Even if the

swine flu vaccine actually works, mathematically speaking if everyone else around you gets the vaccine, you don't need one! (Because it can't spread through the population you hang with.) So even if you believe in the vaccine, all you need to do is encourage your friends to go get vaccinated...

 

#8 - Drug companies are making billions of dollars from the production of swine flu vaccines. That money comes out of your pocket -- even if you don't get the jab -- because it's all paid by the taxpayers.

 

#9 - When people start dying in larger numbers from the swine flu, rest assured that many of them will be the very people who got the swine flu vaccine. Doctors will explain this away with their typical Big Pharma logic: "The number saved is far greater than the number lost." Of course, the number "saved" is entirely fictional... imaginary... and exists only in their own warped heads.

 

#10 - The swine flu vaccine centers that will crop up all over the world in the coming months aren't completely useless: They will provide an easy way to identify large groups of really stupid people. (Too bad there isn't some sort of blue dye that we could tag 'em with for future reference...)

 

The lottery, they say, is a tax on people who can't do math. Similarly, flu vaccines are a tax on people who don't understand health.

Author: Mike Adams
Source: The Health Ranger, Natural New Editor
Copyright: Natural News Editor 2009


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Stay Healthy : Avoid the Flu Shot for all strain.

 Stay healthy: avoid the flu shot

 

We are approaching flu shot season. The pharmaceutical companies and radio and TV stations (where drug companies spend millions on advertising) will soon start scaring people into getting injected with toxic chemicals that are useless and dangerous.

 

Heed the words of J. Anthony Morris, Ph.D. former Chief Vaccine Control Officer, US Food and Drug Administration:

 

There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developed is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza. The producers of these vaccines know that they are worthless, but they go on selling them anyway. (1)

 

Having the flu is good for you

For thousands of years healers have viewed the cold, flu and fevers as some of the most powerful weapons your body has for cleansing and healing itself. Getting a cold or the flu, while a very uncomfortable experience, is not only a powerful way your body detoxifies you but also provides another significant benefit. Studies report that the cold and flu may protect you from getting cancer:

 

Those with carcinomas of the stomach, colon, rectum, breast, and ovary…and controls (with no history of cancer) were interviewed. A history of common colds or influenza prior to the interview was found to be associated with a decreased cancer risk. (2)

 

Subjects who reported a history of infectious diseases (e.g., colds, flu) showed a 30% reduction in risk [of brain tumor].(3)

 

If you have a bad cold or the flu do not suppress your fever or other symptoms with drugs. Instead respect what your body is telling you; work with your body to cleanse and detoxify your system. If you don't, you can stay sick longer. As researchers have reported:

 

            Taking aspirin or Tylenolfor the flu could prolong your illness by up to      3½ days. (4)

 

References

1. J. Anthony Morris, Ph.D. former Chief Vaccine Control Officer, US Food and Drug Administration. http://www.vaclib.org/basic/quotes.htm

2. Abel U, Becker N, Angerer R et al. Common infections in the history of cancer patients and controls. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 1991;117(4); 339-344.

3. Schlehoper B, Blettner M, Preston-Martin S et al. Role of medical history in brain tumor development results from the international adult brain tumor study. International Journal of Cancer: 1999;82:155-160.

4. Plaisance KI et al. Effect of antipyretic therapy on the duration of illness in experimental influenza A, Shigella connei, and Rickettsia rickettsii infections. Pharmacotherapy. 2000;20(12):1417-1433.

Author: J. Anthony Morris, PH.D. former Chief Vaccine Control Officer, US Food and Drug
Source: http://www.vaclib.org/basic/quotes.htm
Copyright: Dr. Mike Henriksen 2009


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WHY YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE FLU SHOT COUD HURT YOU!

  

WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE FLU SHOT COULD HURT YOU

 Before the holiday season, there is what has come to be known as the "Flu season." Over the last few years, Americans of all ages have been told to run and not walk to get their annual flu shot.

While there is no question that the flu is a substantial health risk, many, many questions have arisen in regards to the flu shot. Recently, study after study is coming out revealing serious concerns over the safety of these flu vaccinations, the lack of any long term safety studies, and whether or not these shots are even helpful at all.

 In fact, while malls, supermarkets, drug stores, businesses, radio station campaigns, and even places catering to children are promoting flu shots for P.R. or as a publicity stunt, fewer and fewer doctors are advocating them, and even less are getting the shots themselves. Here is what you should know.

 Flu shots contain toxic agents.

 Flu shots can contain anything from aluminum, formaldehyde, microorganisms, thimerosal (mercury), ethylene glycol, and other toxic substances that are dangerous at any dose and deadly if at high doses.

 In addition to these substances, the flu vaccine is prepared from the fluids of chicken embryos inoculated with the specific type (s) of influenza virus that supposedly protects against the strains believed to be the most likely to be prevalent during that particular flu season. Reports over the last few years, however, have uncovered that the strains in the vaccine are typically not the strains present for that season. Not very encouraging considering the potential health dangers you are opening yourself and children to from these toxic chemicals.

 The flu can be deadly. In fact, building and maintaining immunity to unwanted infection, flu, cancer, and other infectious disease is always a critical matter in all seasons. Yet, the human body cannot build healthy immunity by being exposed to neurotoxic poisons like mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, and DNA from animals.

 Mercury is the second most toxic material on earth after radioactive plutonium. To make thimerosal, you start with elemental mercury and then ramp it up 1,000 times when you convert it to ethyl mercury. Aluminum is then added to the vaccine which has a multiplying effect on the mercury. This causes the mercury to be 10,000 times more toxic than elemental mercury.

 Formaldehyde is classified as a toxic, colorless, water-soluble gas having a suffocating odor known mostly as embalming fluid. It is used in vaccines as a disinfectant and preservative.

 There are no long-term safety studies that vaccine manufacturers can draw from to validate the effectiveness of the flu shot. In fact, a leading immuno-geneticist showed that if an individual has had five consecutive flu shots between 1970-1980 (the years studies) his/her chances of getting Alzheimer's disease is ten times higher than if they had one, two, or no shots. The cause of this is thought to be the gradual build up of mercury and aluminum in the brain causing cognitive dysfunction (brain damage).

 Author Tim O'Shea made some very important statements in his book regarding the flu shot and it's inability to prevent the flu in any given season: "A vaccine supposedly contains some version of the causative agent, in a weakened form. With influenza, by the time the virus is isolated, cultured for manufacture, and distributed to the population, the virus that is causing the current incidence of influenza has usually changed to a form completely unaffected by the vaccine. Michael Decker, MD of Aventis, the flu vaccine manufacturer admits: 'By the time you know what's the right strain, you can't do anything about it.' "

 A recent report points out that potential confusion between respiratory infections caused by influenza viruses and those caused by non-influenza viruses can result in misdiagnosis and gross overestimation of the true impact of influenza on death and illness in a given influenza season. Therefore, the scare that has been created about the flu has been exaggerated to some degree.

 The flu shot, once marketed to the elderly and those with weakened immunity only, is now being recommended for all. Looking at the research and using common sense regarding health, the only conclusion one can draw is that there simply was not enough money to be made by selling to this select market.

 IS IT RIGHT FOR YOUR KIDS?

Oct. 31, 2006 - An independent analysis by the internationally renowned Cochrane Collaboration of worldwide influenza vaccine studies, published in the British Medical Journal on October 28, concluded there is little scientific proof that flu vaccine is safe and effective for children and adults. Citing the Cochrane Collaboration finding as well as methodological flaws in a child influenza vaccine study published October 25 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the National Vaccine Information Center is calling on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to stop recommending annual flu shots for all infants and children until methodologically sound studies are conducted. 

"There is a big gap between policies promoting annual influenza vaccinations for most children and adults and supporting scientific evidence," said epidemiologist Tom Jefferson, Cochrane Vaccines Field, Rome, Italy, who coordinated the comprehensive analysis for the prestigious Cochrane Collaboration.

 DOES IT WORK ON ANYONE?

The Cochrane Collaboration analysis also concluded that there is no real evidence that the use of inactivated influenza vaccine has any real effect on preventing influenza. This was backed up in the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, which stated that the flu vaccine is effective as little as 30% of the time.

 IMPACT ON IMMUNITY

Additional reasoning for flu shot hazards and their ineffectiveness is that vaccines bypass the natural defensive capabilities of the liver, kidneys, colon, lymphatic system, and the immune system and deliver toxic waste directly into the body. Your body does not know what to do with mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, chicken embryos, and microorganisms when they are dropped right into the blood stream. Guillain-Barré, autism, temporary Multiple Sclerosis-like illness, breathing problems, hoarseness, wheezing, hives, paleness, dizziness, weakness, rapid heartbeat, and death have all been reported as side effects from the flu shot. Not to mention that many people who receive the flu shot immediately get the flu.

 ALTERNATIVE TO THE FLU SHOT

This short article is not designed to give you medical advice on whether or not to get a flu shot. After consulting your doctor about your risks, there are many very effective, natural ways to keep your immune system healthy and help boost it, if necessary, to keep you well during flu season - without needing to inject neurotoxic poisons and contaminants into your body.

 Your immune system is the only thing that prevents you from being overcome by infection and a host of other chronic illnesses. Therefore, supporting and enhancing it - not manipulating it - is extremely important. Helping the immune system means you do not just boost one or two components. There are 22 different instruments or components to the immune system including T-cells, B-cells, Natural Killer cells (NK cells), macrophages, lymphocytes, leukocytes, monocytes, interferon, gamma globulin, interleukin 1,2,3,4, and other white blood cells. All components must be orchestrated properly and simultaneously like an orchestra, in order to encourage optimum immunity.

 By definition, you cannot build immunity and shield the immune system with vaccines and poisonous pharmaceutical drugs. You can only help immune system function through a healthy lifestyle that supports immune function.

 People are dying from the flu not because they did not get their annual flu shot, but because they are already sick and have compromised immune systems. Therefore, the ultimate treatment for the flu, as Dr. Joseph Mercola puts it, is straightforward: "proactive prevention."

 The bottom line is to lead a healthy lifestyle year round and not just during the "Flu season."

 This includes:

1.       *Getting weekly chiropractic adjustments

2.       *Eating right by obtaining adequate nutrients from your diet without over-toxifying yourself from your diet.

3.       *Exercising: Although tough to acquire in today's sedentary world, some level of physical activity is necessary on a daily basis. 

4.       *Getting adequate sleep: The average American gets 365 hours too little sleep per year.

5.       *Addressing stressors that effect your spine, mind, and muscles.

 If you do this, your immune system will be strong and functioning where it is naturally supposed to. Eating a junk food diet, leading a sedentary lifestyle, and burdening yourself with little sleep and unresolved physical and emotional stress will only serve to bring your immune system down, where it will be of little protection.  

 Our patients take a pro-active role in their life and health. Medical science may have some benefit, but nothing benefits you like taking good care of yourself.

Author: SPINAL CORRECTION CENTER
Source: TOM JEFFERSON, COCHRAN VACCINES FIELD
Copyright: SPINAL CORRECTION CENTER 2009


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Our GIFT To Your Children
    Our GIFT To Your Children.doc

Author: Dr. Mike and Kathy
Source: none
Copyright: Dr. Micahel Henriksen 2009


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Chiropractic A life Changing Experience

  

Patient 20picures 20001Dear Dr. Mike:

 

            I just wanted to give you a BIG thank you for everything you've done for me!  I'm so glad that I finally made that initial appointment to see you after much encouragement from my wise brother and even wiser sister-in-law.  I had been suffering for over 10 years with a diagnosis of chronic mixed connective tissue disease…….rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, bursitis, osteoarthritis, etc., which became worse in recent months.  At the age of 43, I began seeing my third rheumatologist who wanted me try his cocktail of medications that had worked for "his other patients."  Well, they did not work for me, I noticed after several medication and dosage combinations.  Unfortunately, I suffered with the awful side effects. I finally became fed up with all of the medication and side effects, some of which were worse than my illness.  In September 2008, I decided to make an appointment with Dr. Mike after being worn down by my brother's constant advice.  I thought, "What do I have to lose?"  Dr. Mike uncovered the source of my chronic pain with a set of x-rays that no other doctor has ever bothered to take.

           

            I work with numbers, and feel better when there are numbers and science to back up a claim.  I take blood tests regularly to monitor my illness and my response to certain harmful medications.  Two weeks after I started my appointments with Dr. Mike, I had blood tests taken.  I saw my rheumatologist later for the results, and he said my results for inflammatory response went from an out-of-control 55 down to 25.  He said to remain on the same dosage of med's that I was on.  He was very pleased with the results, and wanted me to return in January.  I continued my appointments with Dr. Mike, and took more blood tests prior to my appointment in January 2009.  The January results showed that my inflammatory response went from the last reading of 25 down to 9…………in the normal range my rheumatologist said.  He said he had never seen any of my numbers look that good, and he had never seen me look that good!  I felt great! Friends at work were noticing the difference in how I moved around……….pain-free!  My family noticed!  Friends that ride the bus with me noticed!  I noticed!  Everyone asked if I was taking a new medication, or if my medication was working.  That's when I told them about my appointments with Dr. Mike.

 

            Thanks to Dr. Mike!  It is definitely not the medication.  I am actually taking a lot less and no terrible side effects.  I am able to do the things that I enjoy without modifying my lifestyle.  I feel like I have my life back, and I can enjoy being active again!             

 

           

Thank you SO much Dr. Mike, and my family thanks you, too!!   

 

Dana W.

Author: Dana and Kathy
Source: Dana
Copyright: Dana 2009


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I'm off my Blood Pressure Meds!

 I'm off my Blood Pressure Meds

 

Valerie Paxton

April 2nd, 2009 at 4:30 pm

I wish I could say exactly how it happened but after four years on Diovan - which had been keeping my blood pressure at right around 120/80 - my BP dropped so low my doc took me completely off of it.   This morning, after not taking the medication for nearly two weeks, my BP was 117/72.  PERFECT!!  Last night before I went to bed it was 118/73.  I test it with the Omron Portable Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor, which has been checked by my doctor to be accurate when compared with the one in her office.

A couple weeks ago I had just popped the pill when it struck me that I hadn't checked my BP in a while.  I took it and it was 91/59.  Woah!  Yikes!  I called my doc and got an appointment for a couple days later, and in the meantime I was told to monitor it and not take the medication if it was too low.  It was mostly normal-to-low the next day.  The night before my appointment it was running really, really low - like 87/54.  Freaked me out a little. 

At the doctor's office, they took my blood pressure while I was lying down, standing up, sitting up - about 3 times and confirmed it was running normal-to-low.  I showed them the readings from my home wrist monitor which keeps results in its memory.  They were amazed at the readings and said I was officially off the Diovan but I needed to keep an eye on it and see them in a month.   I was totally excited (don't get too excited, Valerie), but danged if I know what caused the change. 

Four years ago, my blood pressure was consistently in the 160s, 170s and over 90s and 100s.  It was kind of a fluke that we discovered this so I suggest that if you don't have yours checked regularly, no matter how old you are, you at least get an inexpensive home unit.  I was 42 years old and in good shape.  No family history.  No signs of a problem.  As is my nature, I fought against traditional BP medication and my doc tried salt pills and beta blockers instead - but they weren't working.  Then, I had to go into the hospital for an unrelated outpatient surgery and my BP clocked in at 207/107 so they had to admit me.  They put me in the telemetry wing to monitor my heart and after a bunch of tests they couldn't find any reason for such high blood pressure.  So they brought it down with strong drugs, did my surgery and released me with an Rx for Diovan. 

My doctor said it's called essential or primary hypertension when the they are unable to find a specific cause.  She said it was probably stress and reminded me of my "extreme lifestyle".  

I pulled out the big guns and resolved to lower my stress.  To see what I did, read 15 Stress Tips that Could Save Your Life.

The only other thing that might be helping are my spinal adjustments.  In fact, my chiropractor, Dr. Mike, is taking full credit for lowering my blood pressure.  At first I just laughed, thinking he wasn't serious, but he was dead serious.  

I started seeing him to help ease occasional spasms in my back.  No more than 8 treatments later, I'm off my blood pressure meds.  Coincidence?  Maybe, but honestly it is the only really significant change I've made in my life recently.  His name is Dr. Mike Henriksen, Spinal Correctionn Center, tel. 480-460-1177. 

He said that lower blood pressure due to his treatments are not uncommon. It has to do with my atlas bone (1st cervical vertabrae) coming into alignment.  In fact, he's helped people get off all kinds of medications.  I'm sure if you called his office he, or his assistant Kathy, would be happy to explain.  He uses his patented Turbo Drop Table to make the adjustments and doesn't "crack" your back or neck (he says crack kills).  Dr. Mike is world-renowned and trains chiropractors all over the world so maybe one of his trainees is near you.  Plus, he's a really nice guy.

But I digress.

All I know is that I must be doing something right.  Whether it's the yoga, the hiking, the multi-vitamins, the spinal adjustments or the happy, healthy life I'm leading, I can't say.   Perhaps it is the alien visit I had last month . . . kidding . . .

I'll be writing a series of stress-relief blogs over the next week, so if you want to take control of your stress - stay tuned!  Don't know

if you're stressed?  Take the Stress Test.

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About the Author: Valerie Paxton

Valerie Paxton is a co-owner of AllegroMedical.com and lives in Phoenix, AZ. After helping to grow publicly traded Insight Enterprises to more than $1 billion in sales as VP of Marketing and Corporate Communications, she set out with her business partner, Craig Hood to form Allegro Medical - a company dedicated to helping people lead more independ ... (more)

Author: Valorie Paxton
Source: Valorie Paxton, April 2, 2009
Copyright: Valorie Paxton 2009


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Is Your Back Pain Becoming A Pain?
If you've ever experienced back pain, and who really hasn't, you'll understand the following excerpt from a recent article published in the July/August 2009 AARP Health Newsletter (AARP.org):
"The first time I thought it was a quirk. The second time I thought it was a coincidence. The third time I would have sat up and taken notice - but I couldn't sit up. And the fourth time my back went out - leaving me supine for a week, except for when I crawled to the bathroom - I was forced to take action… Despite the pervasiveness of the problem, there are few clear guidelines on how to properly diagnose and treat low back pain, leaving sufferers like me to try one therapy after another. Thankfully that disjointed approach is starting to change, as a slew of new research sheds light on what works and what doesn't. I've consolidated that research here - and consulted half a dozen experts in low back pain - to help you ease your agonizing aches."
In this article, the author provides a brief description of his personal incident of back pain as well as recommended treatments based on the most current and sound research available. In describing certain treatments for back pain, which he states "really be called spine pain because that complex of bones is the center beam of the system that holds us erect," he comments on his finding for chiropractic care:
"Chiropractic - To clarify a common misunderstanding: chiropractors don't 'crack your back.' That popping sound is a gas bubble being released from between two joints that have been coaxed into alignment. A study published in 2002 found that patients with low back pain treated by chiropractors showed greater improvement after one month than those treated by physicians."
While there are several studies showing overwhelming evidence of chiropractic's benefits for those suffering from back and spinal problems, we thought we'd share one back pain sufferer's findings and recommendations. If you or others are suffering from back, neck and/or spinal problems, contact our office today for a safe, comprehensive evaluation.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: AARP Health Newsletter (AARP.org); July & August 2009.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2009


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October is National Chiropractic Month
Attention to you all! Were you aware that October is officially National Chiropractic Month? Each year our friends at the American Chiropractic Association sponsor a nationwide observance in October to focus on helping certain public health problems through safe, natural chiropractic care. This year, the main focus is the effectiveness of chiropractic in the care for some of the most common forms of headaches. Did you know that 9 out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches? Chiropractic care has been shown to be effective in the care for some of the most common types of headaches such as muscle tension and cervicogenic headaches (head pain originating from structures located in the neck). If you are suffering from headaches, contact our office for an evaluation today!

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: ACA. September 16, 2009.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2009


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Whole Grains Benefit Blood Pressure
Consuming plentiful amounts of whole grain foods appears to ward off high blood pressure according to the latest research. Published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a new study found men with the largest consumption of whole grain foods (52 grams/day) were 19 percent less likely to develop high blood pressure as compared with men consuming just 3 grams of whole grains daily. The process of refining grains results in the removal of their outer coating making them more quickly absorbed by the body (and thus, potentially turning into body fat more easily) as well as removing many beneficial nutrients. Thus, when purchasing grain products, it’s better to choose whole grain foods as compared with refined foods. Another finding researchers noted was that men who consumed more whole grain foods also tended to gain less weight. Of course, everything in moderation.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, September 2009.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2009


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Vitamin D Prevents Falls In The Elderly
New research finds those aged 65 and older can prevent often devastating fall injuries from occurring by simply supplementing with 700 to 1000 IU (international units) of vitamin D daily. These findings are based on the results of 8 studies specifically looking at preventing fall injuries by supplementing with vitamin D. As a group, those subjects taking less than 700 IU did not reduce their number of fall injuries while those taking 700 to 1000 IU did. According to researchers, the effectiveness of the daily 700 to 1000 IU dose of vitamin D occurs "… in a few months and is sustained over years, and the benefit is independent of age and present in those living at home and those living in nursing homes."

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: British Medical Journal, online October 2, 2009.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2009


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