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Saturday, June 28, 2008

John Assaraf Doesn't Want You to Miss Out on Something Great




I have John Assaraf's book, Having It All. I bought it in paperback at Walden's in the Finger Lakes Mall about three weeks ago.

On page 46 John Assaraf writes, "At any given time, your conscious mind is absorbing about 11 million pieces of information, but you're only aware of about 40 to 2000 pieces. What happens to the other 10,998,000 pieces?"
Really, what does happen? Some kind of mechanism has to take action preventing us from having a mental breakdown or even worse, a spontaneuous brain injury!

He goes on to write, "You're dropping them from your consciousness because you either don't need them or you' ve conditioned your brain to drop them."

This makes sense. Think of all the things we ignore because we don't need them. We do not need spam in our email so we have a way to delete them. We also condition ourselves to ignore things like commercials for sports games if you do not a sports fan. Many of us are conditioned to ignore the sublte hints we are given that our health needs more prevention attention.

Just this morning I walked by a pile of dishes on the counter. I almost stopped to do them. If I had done that I would not have written this blog entry. I had an idea brewing in my mind. I know for a fact after forgetting many ideas in the past that it doesn't work, so the dishes are still there on the counter.

Many people think they don't need chiropractic so they ignore the articles I write or ignore a suggestion from a friend to go visit a chiropractor.

Also, in our society we are not conditioned to take a look at what natural health can provide us. I still hear Dr. Dean Edell say vitamins are junk! He's right because a lot of them on the market are junk, especially when you can buy a three month supply for $12! However, he is missing out on something. His brain is conditioned to miss it.

Did you know for the longest time I thought Dean Edell was Deena Dell and I couldn't understand why he had a girl's name? He just talks too fast. Boy, the brain gets into a rut! That's one reason why I named my business Homic Advanced Chiropractic instead of Homic Chiropractic. The other reason is because chiropractic truly advances your life.

Most of the population still do not have to a routine of getting weekly chiropractic care.

Because our brains are so busy, too many people ignore the truth about the devistation of accumulated subluxations in their spines. I am talking about premature death and needless suffering. I don't promise cures because nothing has been cured and no one dies of disease but the role subluxations play in quality of life is still highly ignored by the segment of the population that does not stick to a routine of weekly chiropractic care.

I've added a page on my website to reveal a confession about my determination to make sure people understand why I don't want them to miss out on a great opportunity to learn about chiropractic's key to vitality.
READ MY CONFESSION
See you at the table...the adjusting table.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Corn Syrup Part 2: Are You Sure It's Bad?

In my reading on high fructose corn syrup, I found more information on this processed magical food for the "non-food" industry from Mercola.com....................................................



Fructose is No Answer For a Sweetener



By Nancy Appleton, Ph.D.



The consumption of fructose (corn syrup) has risen considerably in the general population within recent years. In 1980 the average person ate 39 pounds of fructose and 84 pounds of sucrose. In 1994 the average person ate 66 pounds of sucrose and 83 pounds of fructose. This 149 pounds is approximately 19% of the average person's diet.

This increase is due to several factors. There was a decreased use of cane and beet sugar (sucrose) in processed foods and a wide spread use of corn syrup due to economics. Corn is much cheaper and twice as sweet as table sugar. It is absorbed only 40% as quickly as glucose and causes only a modest rise in blood sugar.

A few years ago the medical community revealed that there was good news for diabetics. Many people had previously known that table sugar (sucrose) was not a healthy food for diabetics because it raised their blood sugar levels above normal.

Since diabetics have a hard time maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, doctors counseled diabetics not to eat sugar. The new revelation was that diabetics could eat fructose because fructose did not raise their blood sugar level extremely high. So far so good, but there is more.

Many doctors were recommending fructose instead of glucose. Today fructose is not only being used by some diabetics but it is used for a variety of foods, drinks and confectionery around the world. It is used for candies for diabetics, desserts for weight watchers, drinks for the sportsman and jelly for the health conscious.

The medical community recommended it because of a low increase in glucose in the blood. The scientists did not look at other factors in the body when a person eats sugar. Let's look at some of these factors now.

Fructose has no enzymes, vitamins, and minerals and robs the body of its micronutrient treasures in order to assimilate itself for physiological use.

Fructose browns food more readily (Maillard reaction) than with glucose. This may seem like a good idea, but it is not.

The Maillard reaction, a browning reaction, happens with any sugar. With fructose it happens seven times faster with than glucose, results in a decrease in protein quality and a toxicity of protein in the body.

This is due to the loss of amino acid residues and decreased protein digestibility. Maillard products can inhibit the uptake and metabolism of free amino acids and other nutrients such as zinc and some advanced Maillard products have mutagenic and/or carcinogenic properties. The Maillard reactions between proteins and fructose, glucose, and other sugars may play a role in aging and in some clinical complications of diabetes.

Research showed that in subjects that had healthy glucose tolerance and those that had unhealthy glucose tolerance, fructose caused a general increase in both the total serum cholesterol and in the low density lipoproteins (LDL) in most of the subjects. This puts a person at risk for heart disease.
Another study showed that the very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) increased without an apparent change in high density lipoproteins (HDL). The VLDL and the LDL should be as low as possible and the HDL should be as high as possible.
There is a significant increase in the concentration of uric acid that is dependent on the amount of fructose digested. After glucose no significant change occurs. An increase in uric acid can be an indicator of heart disease.
Fructose ingestion in humans results in increases in blood lactic acid, especially in patients with preexisting acidotic conditions such as diabetes, postoperative stress, or uremia. The significance to human health is that extreme elevations cause metabolic acidosis and can result in death.
Fructose is absorbed primarily in the jejunum and metabolized in the liver. Fructose is converted to fatty acids by the liver at a greater rate than is glucose. When consumed in excess of dietary glucose, the liver cannot convert all of the excess of fructose in the system and it may be malabsorbed. What escapes conversion and being absorbed into the cells may be thrown out in the urine. Diarrhea can be a consequence.
Fructose interacts with oral contraceptives and elevates insulin levels in women on "the pill."
Fructose reduced the affinity of insulin for its receptor. This is the first step for glucose to enter a cell and be metabolized. As a result, the body needs to pump out more insulin, to handle the same amount of glucose.
Fructose consistently produced higher kidney calcium concentrations than did glucose in a study with rats. Fructose generally induced greater urinary concentrations of phosphorus and magnesium and lowered urinary pH compared with glucose.
The balance of minerals in the body is very important for the function of vitamins, enzymes and other body function. When the minerals are out of the right relationship, the body chemistry suffers. The presence of diarrhea might be the cause of decreased absorption of minerals.

Fructose-fed subjects lose minerals. They had higher fecal excretions of iron and magnesium than did subjects fed sucrose. Apparent iron, magnesium, calcium, and zinc balances tended to be more negative during the fructose feeding period as compared to balances during the sucrose feeding period.
A study of 25 patients with functional bowel disease showed that pronounced gastrointestinal distress may be provoked by malabsorption of small amounts of fructose.
Many times fructose and sorbitol are substituted for glucose in parenteral nutrition (intervenious feeding, IV). This can have severe consequences with people with hereditary fructose intolerance, a congenital disorder affecting one in 21,000. A European doctor declared: "Fructose and sorbitol containing infusion fluids have no further place in our hospital pharmacies."
There is significant evidence that high sucrose diets may alter intracellular metabolism, which in turn facilitates accelerated aging through oxidative damage. Scientists found that the rats given fructose had more undesirable cross?linking changes in the collagen of their skin than in the other groups.
These changes are also thought to be markers for aging. The scientists say that it is the fructose molecule in the sucrose, not the glucose, which plays the larger problem.

Fructose is not metabolized the same as other sugars. Instead of being converted to glucose which the body uses, it is removed by the liver.
Because it is metabolized by the liver, fructose does not cause the pancreas to release insulin the way it normally does. Fructose converts to fat more than any other sugar. This may be one of the reasons Americans continue to get fatter.
Fructose raises serum triglycerides significantly. As a left-handed sugar, fructose digestion is very low. For complete internal conversion of fructose into glucose and acetates, it must rob ATP energy stores from the liver.

Fructose inhibits copper metabolism. A deficiency in copper leads to bone fragility, anemia, defects of the connective tissue, arteries, and bone, infertility, heart arrhythmias, high cholesterol levels, heart attacks, and an inability to control blood sugar levels.
It seems that the magnitude of the deleterious effects varies depending on such factors as age, sex, baseline glucose, insulin, and triglyceride concentrations, the presence of insulin resistance, and the amount of dietary fructose consumed.

Some people are more sensitive to fructose. They include hypertensive, hyperinsulinemic, hypertriglyceridemic, non?insulin dependent diabetic people, people with functional bowel disease and postmenopausal women.

There is a continuing increase in sugar consumption in the United States. We now eat 153 pounds of sugar per person per year.

This increase is mostly in the form of fructose. From the research presented, it seems that this increase is going to have a negative influence on our health.

Nancy Appleton, Ph.D. is a clinical nutritionist, researcher, lecturer, and author of Lick the Sugar, Healthy Bones, Heal Yourself With Natural Foods and the Curse Of Louis Pasteur and her new book Lick the Sugar Habit Sugar Counter.

Her website is www.NancyAppleton.com.




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Dr. Mercola's Comments:

Many thanks to Dr. Appleton for contributing this expansion on the many reasons why you will not want to be fooled by those who claim that fructose is a "safe" sugar and can be eaten without harm.

References:

1. Beatrice Trum Hunter, "Confusing Consumers About Sugar Intake," CONSUMERS' RESEARCH 78, no 1 (January 1995): 14-17.

2. Judith Hallfrisch, "Metabolic Effects of Dietary Fructose," FASEB JOURNAL 4 (June 1990): 2652-2660.

3. H. F. Bunn and P. J. Higgins, "Reaction of Nonosaccharides with Proteins; Possible Evolutionary Significance." SCIENCE 213 (1981):2222?2244.

4. William L Dills Jr., "Protein Fructosylation: Fructose and the Maillard Reaction," AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION 58 (suppl) (1993): 779S-787S.

5. J. Hallfrisch et al., "The Effects of Fructose on Blood Lipid Levels," AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION 37, no, 3 (1983): 740-748

6. Claire B. Hollenbeck, "Dietary Fructose Effects on Lipoprotein Metabolism and Risk for Coronary Artery Disease," AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION 58 (suppl), (1993): 800S-807S.

7. Hallfrisch, 1990.

8. J. Macdonald, Anne Keyser, and Deborah Pacy, "Some Effects, in Man, of Varying the Load of Glucose, Sucrose, Fructose, or Sorbitol on Various Metabolites in Blood," AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION 31 (August 1978)): 1305-1311.

9. D. Zakim and R. H. Herman, AFructose Metabolism II,@ AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION 21: 315-319, 1968

10. A. E. Bender and K. B. Damji, "Some Effects of Dietary Sucrose," WORLD REVIEW OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS 15 (1972): 104-155.

11. Hunter

12. Hunter

13. A. E. Bergstra, A. G. Lemmens, and A. C. Beynens, "Dietary Fructose vs. Glucose Stimulates Nephrocalcinogenesis in Female Rats," JOURNAL OF NUTRITION 123, no. 7 (July 1993): 1320-1327.

14. R. Ivaturi and C. Kies, "Mineral Balances in Humans as Affected by Fructose, High Fructose Corn Syrup and Sucrose," PLANT FOODS FOR HUMAN NUTRITION 42, no. 2 (1992): 143-151.

15. J. J. Rumessen and E. Gudmand-Hoyer, "Functional Bowel Disease: Malabsorption and Abdominal Distress After Ingestion of Fructose, Sorbitol, and Fructose-Sorbitol Mixtures," GASTROENTEROLOGY 95, no. 3 (September 1988): 694-700.

16. Roger B. Mc Donald, "Influence of Dietary Sucrose on Biological Aging," AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION 62 (suppl), (1995): 284s-293s.

17. www.NutritionNewsFocus.com, May 25, 2000.

18. H. Hallfrisch, et al., AThe Effects of Fructose on Blood Lipid Levels,@ AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION, 37: 5, 1983, 740-748.

19. Klevay, Leslie, acting director of the U.S. Agriculture Department=s Human Nutrition Research Center, Grand Forks, N.D.

20. Hollenback

21. Hallfrisch.

22. Hunter

The AMA Can't Decide if High Fructose Corn Syrup is Bad For You!! ( I hope you can decide for yourself)


I have the news article posted below. Yes, it's true. The AMA (American Medical Association) won't take a stand. They want scientific proof HFC syrup causes obesity. What?? Why do we need scientific proof for everything? What is their definition of scientific proof anyway? All you need is a basic biology book that tells you what happens to the body when sweeteners are over consumed. And if you don't know how HFC syrup is made check out this website. It is made with a fungus, yes that's right.

Actually the info on this website is plenty of research for me. HFC syrup doesn't make you feel full. It makes you eat more!!!

Well, HFC syrup is great for increasing the shelf life of junk foods (really, let's call it non-foods) but won't increase our own shelf life!!!

But the AMA can't make up its mind. I guess its better to avoid answering the question because the Corn Refiners Association might get mad! I've included their press release on how happy they are that the AMA sided with them.


Hey, we've all got brains. We can decide for ourselves.

By the way, only about 40% of medical doctors are members of the AMA.

(Check it out here...http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/American-Medical-Association-Company-History.html)
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(Copied & Pasted from....http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/06/18/health/webmd/main4192834.shtml)

Reprieve For High Fructose Corn Syrup

(WebMD) High fructose corn syrup, a sweetener used in many products, including soft drinks, is getting some guarded support from an unlikely source - the American Medical Association (AMA).

At a meeting in Chicago, AMA delegates backed a resolution that argues that there's no scientific proof that high fructose corn syrup deserves the blame for obesity more than sugar or other caloric sweeteners. The resolution also nixes putting warning labels on products containing high fructose corn syrup.

"At this time, there is insufficient evidence to restrict the use of high fructose corn syrup or label products that contain it with a warning," AMA board member William Dolan, MD, says in an AMA news release.

That's not a green light to guzzle foods or drinks containing high fructose corn syrup.

"We do recommend consumers limit the amount of all added caloric sweeteners to no more than 32 grams of sugar daily based on a 2,000 calorie diet in accordance with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans," Dolan says.

The AMA acknowledges that obesity rates have soared in recent decades, in sync with the growing use of high fructose corn syrup.

But the AMA also points out that people also consumed more calories and became less active during that time and that the body processes high fructose corn syrup much like sugar.

The AMA says it isn't thrilled with the level of research on high fructose corn syrup, partly because there isn't a lot of research on the health effects of high fructose corn syrup and also because of industry funding for much of that work.



By Miranda Hitti
Reviewed by Louise Chang
©2005-2008 WebMD, LLC. All rights reserved.


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(Copied & Pasted from http://www.corn.org/HFCS-AMAstatement6-19-08.htm)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2008
CONTACT: Audrae Erickson, President
(202) 331-1634

Corn Refiners Applaud American Medical Association Decision on High Fructose Corn Syrup

WASHINGTON, DC – The Corn Refiners Association today applauded a decision by the American Medical Association (AMA) that concluded “high fructose corn syrup does not contribute to obesity more than other caloric sweeteners.” The decision was issued June 17 in Chicago at the annual meeting of AMA’s House of Delegates, the organizations principal policy-making body.

“This science-based decision by the nation’s leading medical body reaffirms that no single food or ingredient is the sole cause of obesity. Rather, too many calories and too little exercise is a primary cause,” said Audrae Erickson, president, Corn Refiners Association.

New research continues to confirm that high fructose corn syrup is no different from other sweeteners, according to Erickson. HFCS, like table sugar and honey, is natural. It is made from corn, a natural grain product.

Consumption of high fructose corn syrup has been dropping in recent years, yet the rates of obesity and diabetes in the United States continue to rise. Moreover, many other parts of the world have rising rates of obesity and diabetes, despite having little or no high fructose corn syrup in their foods and beverages.

CRA is the national trade association representing the corn refining (wet milling) industry of the United States. CRA and its predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, ethanol, starch, bioproducts, corn oil, and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein, and fiber.

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A copy of the AMA press release is available at http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/18691.html.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Adjustments Don't Work? Eat More Raw Foods

I went to visit Dr. Jeb at his office in Geneva for my adjustment and he said he noticed improvement in my hypertonic shoulder muscles. I told him I believed last week's adjustment really helped and I had been making smoothies twice a day with a lot of raw fruit. He feels the diet change is contributing a great deal.

I've been telling folks how much fun I am having with my new Rocket that I bought from Kohl's. It makes it fun to get your fruit, fiber, antioxidants, etc. If you'd like some recipes, let me know. Send me a comment in the comments section. If you have a great smoothies recipe, add it to the comments section, as well.



Whenever your chiropractic adjustments are not holding or your progress is slow, nutrition is the culprit (I should say less than ideal nutrition). It's easy to lose our focus on our diets. Mineral and enzyme deficiencies are big problems even if you eat well because most foods in the grocery store lack proper amounts of minerals and cooked foods are extremly enzyme depleteing.


Steve Pavlina has a self development blog and I caught his latest post on eating a raw diet. It was interesting to know when he added cooked foods again to his diet he found them to be very addicting and his fitness performance suffered. He kept track of his interval training and you can read about his results.

CLICK HERE


See you at the table...the adjusting table.

Dr. Lisa

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Quality is Calling...We Can Pick Up or Let It Go to Voice Mail

Practice member, A.S. called me to let me know she had a family member who had a health crisis. During that time she was sitting with her relative she took advantage of some quiet time and finished reading her copy of The 100 Year Lifestyle.

If you visit the Create Purpose website you see that this book is on my list in the "Chiropractive Curriculum."

A.S. told me because of this family member's crisis, she decided she doesn't want to have a crisis of her own.

The 100 Year Lifestyle focuses on quality of life and it doesn't matter when you start. Right now is the perfect time! I invite you to read "The Evolution of Thought." from the 100 Year Lifestyle Blog. We all know consumer awareness if driving the shift away from crisis care.

As I look back at the changing mind-set, I remember when most people didn't think about their health until a crisis happened. Maybe it was my imagination but I think people healed faster. We ate better food, we weren't so pressed for time, and families remained close because they lived nearby. Television was not as big an influence in our lives and children played outside all day long. Fitness was called fun. Now it is a chore that has to be squeezed in during the busy day somehow.

Even though people took prescription drugs, (on a short term basis) they still healed on their own, but we gave the drugs the credit. Now, we have many lifestyle changes that haven't been good and we're disappointed because drugs don't work. We don't have faith in our own bodies and for good reason: they are stressed beyond belief.

The 100 Year Lifestyle not only makes it "cool" to seek health, it is part of the growing human potential movement.

Enjoy the Journey...it is happening whether you are ready or not.

See you at the table...the adjusting table.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Paul McCartney


Paul McCartney is 66 today. He just gave a 2 1/2 hour concert in Kiev. It looks like he is living the 100 Year Lifestyle.


Chapter 20 of The 100 Year Lifestyle by Dr. Eric Plasker talks about creating your legacy while you are alive. We have the opportunity for 20, 30, and 40 years more than it was ever realized to make our marks on the world. Author, Dr. Plasker mentions many famous names of people who are making positive changes in their communities. He includes his own chiropractor, Dr. Landi, whose footsteps he followed.

He then asks us, "What would we like to see in our lifetimes?" ...and what are we going to do to see it happen? He inspires us to develop professional, community, and global leadership skills and live our legacies every day.

What is Paul McCartney's legacy? Inspiring millions of music lovers contibuting to a stunning list of charities, his passion for life is undenialable.

And don't forget, he receives regular chiropractic adjustments.

See you at the table...the adjusting table.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Unrecognized Epidemic Making Us Miserable

What is the primary cause of the following common conditions: asthma, food allergies, chronic sinusitis, eczema, urticaria, migraine, irritable bowel, fungal disorders, fibromyalgia, and inflammatory joint disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, and contributes to PMS, uterine fibroids, and breast fibroid?
It is often the real basis for chronic fatigue syndrome and pediatric immune deficiencies.

What is it?

Leaky gut syndrome caused by a subluxated life style.

What helps to heal the digestive tract?
(1) Get adjusted to fine tune the nerves that control the digestive tract
(2) Evaluate your diet
(3) Listen to your emotions that are dropping hints about the stress in your life

Learn more:

CLICK HERE for more information. Go to the SEARCH link and type in "leaky gut"

Here's more:

Beat Leaky Gut Syndrome


See you at the table...the adjusting table
Dr. Lisa
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Stop Fearing Premature Death

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Vacations Keep You Healthy

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
A vacation away (for more than a day)keeps the burn out at bay...


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Today is June 17, 2008. Schools will soon be out. It is summer time. Let me warn you now, it will fly by so fast and we'll be looking at changing leaves on Labor Day Weekend.

If you're like me, summer is over as soon as you turn around. I have seen many summers come and go without taking any kind of break. We live in the Finger Lakes and there is so much to do. How many times did I say, "I'll get to it," and then don't? I didn't even go to the State Fair last year and possibly the year before, I don't remember that far back.

We are in a workaholic culture. We think we can't afford it. We think vacations are more work than work!

People who don't take vacations are not as healthy as they could be. Check out this Forbes article:
Ten Healthy Reasons to Take a Vacation

So, plan now. Pull out your calendar, pick out a date and come up with a trip whether it is close by or some place near the equator. You don't even have to leave town. You can plan activities you don't get to do any other time (fun activities, not chores). Just don't keep in touch with work.

There is a book called The Four Hour Work Week. It is quite an interesting concept. I did read the book, but it made me anxious learning how the author does it. So, I should read it over a few times and let it sink in because I am not ready for it. But, who knows...

So I am making plans...
What are yours?

See you at the tabel...the adjusting table.

Dr. Lisa

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Sometimes you need a medical detective
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Friday, June 13, 2008

Tim Russert: A Man Who Loved



I spent my Friday night watching the news stories about the sad, surprising death of Tim Russert. I believe he was in just about everyone's home via TV bringing politics and current events to our lives so we could understand how our participation as American citizens mattered.

He was enthusastic, likeable, and very dedicated to his family, his charities, and his work.

What we can learn from his life?

Tim Russert's death came so suddenly. He was at the top of his game. His career was very successful and it was obvious he loved all that he was doing. Yet, at 58, how many people are planning their retirement? Many do, but he sure wasn't. He was only beginning to do even greater things.

So many great thinkers and innovators are just getting warmed up in their 50's and
60's. That's why the 100 Year Lifestyle is gaining global popularity. More people will reach the age of 100 than ever before and they need to be prepared for it.

Even though Tim Russert's life was cut short, he was doing what he loved. We need to promise ourselves we will always do that no matter how old we are.

See you at the table...the adjusting table.

Dr. Lisa


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100 Year Lifestyle Blog

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Farming, Corporation Secrets, & Our Right to Buy Healthy Food

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No One Dies of Disease,
What's that all about?
In office talk: Thurs. June 26, 5:30.
Info posted in the office.


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What is happening with Farming, Corporation Secrets, & Our Right to Buy Healthy Food???????????

I believe nature is being held hostage and we are throwing away our future by not paying attention. This is from the website The Future of Food.
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There is a revolution happening in the farm fields and on the dinner tables of America -- a revolution that is transforming the very nature of the food we eat.

THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade.

From the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada to the fields of Oaxaca, Mexico, this film gives a voice to farmers whose lives and livelihoods have been negatively impacted by this new technology. The health implications, government policies and push towards globalization are all part of the reason why many people are alarmed by the introduction of genetically altered crops into our food supply.

Shot on location in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, THE FUTURE OF FOOD examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world's food system. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today.

Learn more about this film

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Dairy is Scary: Subluxated Thinking

"The food industry has "spoiled" us with over procesed, cheap, and addicting food that should just be called junk! And we don't seem to mind."
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I just came across this update from Dr. Mercola's newsletter debunking the ads that say milk and other dairy products three times a day help with weight loss. Every sensible nutitionist I have talked to or heard from did not find milk to be a weight loss tool.


So, when was raw milk a health food?

Back in the day it was! Dr. Mercola mentioned raw milk being a health food and cancer cure at the Mayo Clinic in the early 1900's. An artcle was published in Certified Milk Magazine in 1929. Dr. Crewe, the chief raw milk specialist, even had great results with high blood pressure. It lost its popularity because it was too simple. There was just no glamour in a product that was natural and easy to obtain.

Sometimes that's the way it is with chiropractic. Office visits are short and fairly pain-free. I talk about the same thing every week: the superiority of the nervous system when it is nurtured and adjusted. I tell everyone to do common sense things like rest, exercise, and stop the nonsense of the "I'm so stressed" mantra. Chiropractic is simple, yes, but it requires consistency.

Let's get back to the milk story and why I call it subluxated thinking. (I call lots of things subluxated thinking when they are unnatural and damaging, like a subluxated vertebra.) It is subluxated thinking because the food industry has "spoiled" us with over procesed, cheap, and addicting food that should just be called junk! Retailers must sell their products pasteurized by law. I feel bad for the diary farmers who are stuck in the middle of a competitive market due to what I call "unhealthy demand." The public, thanks to a convincing media, believe there is no such thing as safe raw milk. It is a sad system of farming and raising animals, but we are entrenched in it.

Get to Dr. Mercola's article and read the section that shows how easy it is to grow pathogenic organisms in pasteurized milk. E. coli, salmonella, and listeria cannot survive on raw milk. So subluxated thinking is alive and well, especially with certain lobbys that are so good at enforcing an agenda whether it is sensible or not!

It's hard to get true natural foods unless you plan ahead, find the right places to shop and really read labels. It's not easy! To be honest, I don't always choose the best products. I do not shop for grass fed animal protein. There are some foods with high fructose corn syrup in the house. I am fully aware there really are trans fats in potato chips despite what the label says. But, there is no microwave oven in my house. I am very picky about my supplements and I try to eat raw fruits and veggies at each meal.

We have to do our best and keep our nervous systems well adjusted so it can handle the rest.

CLICK HERE FOR DR. MERCOLA'S NEWSLETTER LINK

See you at the table...the adjusting table.
Dr. Lisa
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Create Purpose and live well.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Is Your Doctor a Good Example?

Johnathan V. Wright, MD, has not eaten sugar or any grains in 20 years? What does he know that we don't?

Most people understand the toxicity of refined sugar. Most of us are still emotionally tied to our breads and grains.

Visit his website:

http://www.wrightnewsletter.com/

Who Gets It, Who Doesn't: Living with Health Freedom

I can always tell who gets adjusted and who doesn't get adjusted. I can tell by looking at them and talking to them. The group that doesn't get adjusted somehow thinks time is on their side. The folks who get adjusted don't care to gamble like that.

Most of my practice members know that it takes less than 48 hours for calcium deposits to form when their joints are mechanically disrupted (usually from an injury, but also from nutritional problems or emotional overload that causes hormonal (like cortisol) upset. This is a sign of joint vulnerability.

It only takes 14 days for nerve damage to be irreversible and permanent. How many nerves do we want to sacrifice?

It takes 1-3 years for ligaments to heal. That's a long to time to let more misalignment and injuries to occur because ligaments remain unstable.

I met someone recently who gets adjusted once a month. I told her about these
numbers, she said she didn't know these facts. She gets adjusted more often now.

"Once a week to stay at your peak."
Peak performance takes consistency.


See you at the table...the adjusting table.
Dr. Lisa