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10 days Until Fall Clean Up

That’s Right! In 10 days, you will be able to begin The Doctor Supervised Fall Clean Up Program, designed to reduce and eliminate all your toxins within your Large Intestine, your Lungs and your Skin!  Where else can you go to do that?  And with the holidays coming up beginning next month, each and every one of you could so benefit from taking out all the sludge and garbage within those organs, before you start depositing more holiday garbage in.

Let’s face it!  You are going to go to holiday parties.  You are going to eat poor quality food.  You are going to consume larger amounts of sugar, alcohol and foods you only eat this time of year.  We can all agree that will occur.  And as a result, you will develop the potential to being sick throughout the winter.  You will create the basis for all the winter syndromes.  The Flu, Upper Respiratory conditions, such as Asthma, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Sinus Infections; or perhaps the dry skin that cracks, Psoriasis, or Eczema;  or perhaps Colitis, Diverticulitis, Irritible Bowel, increased Constipation or Diarrhea.  Is that something you have experienced in the past around this time of year?  Or, perhaps after the holidays you have been known to put on 10 to 30 lbs. of new found excess weight.  Will that be you this Holiday Season?  It doesn’t have to be!

You have a six and a half week window to do this 9 Day Program.  It’s only 9 Days. It starts in 10 days! Anyone can commit themselves to Just 9 Days!  And in those 9 days between the 21st of October, through the 9th of December, you can clean out the 3 organs that are most active this time of year.  You can use the body’s natural energy and capitalize on it to create the greatest positive effect.  This is your health we are speaking of here.  Can you imagine a Winter without sickness? Can you picture a Winter of ideal health?  How about one of Better Health?

What do you need to do?  Call the office and ask us to get together the necessary products to do this 9 Day Program.  It’s just 9 Days.  It starts in 10 Days.  We need time to order the specific products you will need.  If this is something you’ve been waiting for since last Spring, then appreciate it starts in 10 Days.  Call (845)561-BACK (2225) and ask us to order your product, so you can get the program started.  If we don’t order the product ahead of time, you may not be able to do the 9 Day Program in a smooth and seamless way.  So please make your life and the life of the Office easier by calling ahead of time and telling us you want to do the 9 Day Program.  Do the Fall Clean Up Program!  Start your Winter off right!  Do the Fall Clean Up Program!

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2 Weeks Until Fall Clean Up

That’s Right! In 2 weeks, you will be able to begin The Doctor Supervised Fall Clean Up Program, designed to reduce and eliminate all your toxins within your Large Intestine, your Lungs and your Skin!  Where else can you go to do that?  And with the holidays coming up beginning next month, each and every one of you could so benefit from taking out all the sludge and garbage within those organs, before you start depositing more holiday garbage in.

Let’s face it!  You are going to go to holiday parties. You are going to eat poor quality food. You are going to consume larger amounts of sugar, alcohol and foods you only eat this time of year.  We can all agree that will occur. And as a result, you will develop the potential to being sick throughout the winter.  You will create the basis for all the winter syndromes. The Flu, Upper Respiratory conditions, such as Asthma, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Sinus Infections; or perhaps the dry skin that cracks, Psoriasis, or Eczema;  or perhaps Colitis, Diverticulitis, Irritible Bowel, increased Constipation or Diarrhea.  Is that something you have experienced in the past around this time of year?  Or, perhaps after the holidays you have been known to put on 10 to 30 lbs. of new found excess weight.  Will that be you this Holiday Season?  It doesn’t have to be!

You have a six and a half week window to do this 9 Day Program.  It’s only 9 Days. It starts in 2 weeks!  Anyone can commit themselves to Just 9 Days!  And in those 9 days between the 21st of October, through the 9th of December, you can clean out the 3 organs that are most active this time of year.  You can use the body’s natural energy and capitalize on it to create the greatest positive effect.  This is your health we are speaking of here.  Can you imagine a Winter without sickness? Can you picture a Winter of ideal health?  How about one of Better Health?

What do you need to do?  Call the office and ask us to get together the necessary products to do this 9 Day Program.  It’s just 9 Days.  It starts in 2 weeks.  We need time to order the specific products you will need.  If this is something you’ve been waiting for since last Spring, then appreciate it starts in 2 weeks.  Call (845)561-BACK (2225) and ask us to order your product, so you can get the program started.  If we don’t order the product ahead of time, you may not be able to do the 9 Day Program in a smooth and seamless way.  So please make your life and the life of the Office easier by calling ahead of time and telling us you want to do the 9 Day Program.  Do the Fall Clean Up Program! Start your Winter off right! Do the Fall Clean Up Program!

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How Does Your Metabolism Work?

Metabolism – you hear about speeding it up, how it slows down with age, ways to jump-start it so you can lose weight. But what is metabolism and how does it work?

Metabolism is the way your body converts the calories from the food you eat into the energy that your body needs to run your bodily processes. Metabolism refers to the creation of new cells, the repair of injuries, regulation of temperature and the performance of the myriad of activities your body performs daily, such as digestion.

Maintaining a properly functioning metabolism is critical to keep your body functioning properly and controlling your weight.

Doctors measure metabolism by taking a basal metabolic rate (BMR). This calculation relates how quickly your metabolism is functioning when you are in a resting state. Generally, the faster your metabolism works, the leaner you are; if your metabolism is slower, it is usually easier for you to gain weight.

After you ingest a meal (calories) your metabolism breaks down the food into the energy that your body needs to run properly. Your pancreas and thyroid also break down the food that can be further reduced into sugars, amino acids and fatty acids. These three types of energy are transported to all of the cells in your body, through your bloodstream. Any leftover energy is stored in your body, usually as fat. Think of it as your body’s “saving-for-a-rainy-day” reserve.

It’s counter-intuitive, but to lose weight you want eat at least three meals a day, along with a couple of snacks. If not, your metabolism slows down and your body goes into “starvation mode.” Eating smaller meals, more frequently, can actually help you lose weight.

Another way to speed up metabolism is through exercise. It is recommended that you exercise for 30 minutes as often as four to five times a week. Keep in mind that your metabolism may stay elevated for up to 12 hours after you exercise.

People who suffer from diabetes and thyroid problems often have slower metabolisms. In addition, genetics may be a factor in your metabolism.

To find out what we can do together to jump-start your metabolism and allow you to burn more calories and lose the unwanted weight, call the Office at 845-561-2225 and schedule an appointment.  Together we can figure out what it will take to increase your metabolism and increase your health. I look forward to it.

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Strategies To Prevent and Treat the Flu

The following are the recommendations published by the National Vaccine Information Center organization which I felt would be useful for all of you who read this newsletter.  For information about this organization, go to www.NVIC.org and read up on this worthy organization.

As the Flu season seems to be upon us (although it is earlier this year than previous years), it is important to pay attention to the following recommendations before the Flu Season hits.

  1. Wash your hands frequently.
  2. Drink plenty of fluids, especially water.
  3. Exercise regularly.
  4. Eat a healthy diet.
  5. Consider herbal and homeopathic remedies for prevention and treatment.
  6. Consider adding Chiropractic or Osteopathic care to your wellness plan
  7. .Get adequate sleep.
  8. Lower stress.

Natural Immune Solutions: They Build Your Immunity From The Inside Out

Available through the office are Natural Immune and Flu fighters, which include Calcium Lactate and Cataplex C for strengthening the Immune System Response by supporting the cells that fight off infection.  Calcium Lactate is important to take because it makes sure your system does not have any holes in it allowing viruses or other “bugs” to get into your system.  So having sufficient amounts of Calcium Lactate in your diet allows for you to resist infection.  Cataplex C is the whole vitamin C Complex (Cataplex C) designed to stimulate the Immune Cells which fight off infection.  It is the food for these Immune Fighting Cells and allows them to be strong to eat up any pathogen that gets into the body that could cause infection.  These two should always be taken together to support a strong Immune response.  Also being understood is the critical role of vitamin D.  The Vitamin D Complex works to help support ideal Immune Response in the body in conjunction with Calcium and Vitamin C.  These three supplements Calcium Lactate, Cataplex C and Cataplex D are a must for anyone who chooses to build their Immunity in a natural way, promoting strong immunity.

Also available are Immuplex for Immune System support to combat viruses, Thymex to build strong Immune Cells and we also carry a homeopathic product called FluImmune, designed for the prevention of the Flu as well as treatment for the Flu.  Since the Flu season is now here, if you want to support your Immune System before getting the Flu, consider stopping into the office and receiving an Immune Boosting treatment, and/or picking up some nutritional and/or homeopathic support.  Why wait until you get the Flu, as it is better to strengthen your body so you won’t have to get it.  Consider the supplements mentioned above.

But What About The Flu Vaccine?

Appreciate that the Flu Vaccine, Swine Flu or otherwise, does not prevent the flu, nor does it stop the spread of the flu.  It simply lessens the length of time one has the flu by about 6 to 18 hours out of a 6 day period of time.  So it will not stop you from getting the flu like many believe.  This is important to understand.  Please share this information with anyone you know and care about.  Flu Vaccines will not stop the flu from affecting you, it will simply lessen the length of time you suffer from it by 6 to 18 hours.  Does the potential for side effects from injecting a pathogen into the body to help develop immunity, while potentially creating a lifetime of neurologic symptoms like those found in Guillian-Barre Syndrome make sense? (Click on the blue link for information)  Please be smart and know you have been forwarned.

What does the manufacturer say about the Flu Vaccine?

Click on the following link to get the information directly from the “horse’s mouth.”  I think you’ll be surprised.  What Does The Manufacturer say?  Also consider going to Flu Vaccine Exposed for more information about the effectiveness of the flu vaccine.  Very educational! STRONGLY CONSIDER THIS INFORMATION BEFORE TAKING THE SHOT!!

I Am Here To Help

Please know that my purpose in life is to help people better understand their health and their health choices.  If you ever have a question about your health or a health related question, please call me at (845)561-BACK or 561-2225. It is my pleasure to assist you to better health.

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Master vs. Technician

What are you looking for in a practitioner?  Like anything else in life, when you want a service or need a service, which would you prefer:  A Master or a technician?  When life requires you to get a job done right, do you go with the basics, or do you go with what will truly take care of the problem?  Do you relieve the problem, or truly fix it so you don’t have to worry about it again?  These are a couple of questions we all consider either consciously or sub-consciously when making choices.  And our choices, and more importantly our outcomes, usually show us what we have chosen.  I am reminded of a quote I use all the time in my office, “How you do the little things, is how you do everything.”  And I try to teach that to all my younger practice members.  After all, they are still developing their habits and their way of doing things, right?  And they will probably benefit most by applying those words.  But what about the adult practice members?  What are they looking for?  How are they approaching life?  What do they feel they deserve?

We all live with certain blind spots.  And, at some point in our lives, we all are willing to put up with somewhat less then what we would ideally want for ourselves or our loved ones.  Let’s face it, We compromise.  When we have certain problems, and are faced with various constraints, like time, money, people, materials, etc., we will have a tendency to take what is given to us, rather than have the courage to say, “This isn’t what I asked for, or this isn’t good enough.”  We don’t have to verbalize that to the person giving us less then what we would want or choose.  We may simply look at the circumstances and, because of the constraints, etc., we will take what is given and deal with it being less than ideal.  And if, over time, we are continuously given something lesser then what we asked for, we begin to be conditioned that perhaps we deserve less then what we would ideally want or choose.  This is one of the major things I deal with every day in my practice.  People who are willing to deal with whatever life throws at them, and reacting to life, instead of taking a stronger stance and demanding better, and creating their ideal life.  Once again, they compromise.

When it comes to a person’s well-being, there should be no room for compromise.  Yet it goes on every day.  Society has been conditioned to want better, but will choose less because of the conditioning they have experienced.  And yet so many practice members are told by their other practitioners, “This is the best that can be done for you.” or “There is nothing else that can be done for you.” “You’ll have to learn to live with it.”  Or perhaps, “There is nothing wrong with you, it’s all in your head.”  “Face it Mrs. Jones, you are getting older, and this is a natural process of aging.”  How many of those statements inspire confidence? vs. How many of those statements sponsor being complacent?  I say it is a bunch of crap that a person should be told any of those statements.  Those are the limited thinking of the person making the statement.  What they are truly saying to you is, “There is nothing more that I can do, for I have reached the end of my understanding and hence, my ability to help you.”  And rather then make a referral to a more qualified practitioner, they will not want to appear “less then” themselves, and will stand by their original limiting statements.  And what is worse is the person(s) will accept these limiting statements as truth, and then spend the rest of their lives with a health issue that certainly could change for the better, if given a broader understanding of the possibilities.  It all goes back to what goes on between a person’s ears.  And then it also will depend upon the attitude and ability of the practitioner.  Which brings us back to how all this started:  Do you choose a Master, or a technician when it comes to your health and health care choices?

You might be wondering, what is the difference between the two?  You appreciate the difference in terms, but how does that apply to reality?  How does that apply to your reality?  What makes a practitioner a Health care Master, vs. a Health care technician?  Let me start with the technician, and then I will go to the Master.

A technician is someone who has been trained in a particular discipline.  They have the necessary schooling, the proper degree and the licensing to practice.  That isn’t what makes them a technician.  After all, the Master must meet the same criteria.  What makes them a technician is the way they go about their particular discipline.  One of the differences is, what sponsors their way of doing things?  Do they have the understanding as to why, what they are doing is appropriate for the person’s particular case?  Are they doing or recommending the same thing for every person who is placed before them?  Are they understanding the reason for the choices of what they are doing and applying the understanding to that person, or are they simply going through the motions?  Can they explain, in simple terms, why they are choosing that particular way they are treating, and why that is the appropriate treatment for this situation?  A technician will do things because that’s what they were taught to do when the situation is that particular way.  That’s what they know, so that’s what they apply.  And this is an easy thing to fall into, either from the practitioners stand point, or the patients stand point.  Heck, the patient doesn’t know any better, right?  It all goes back to what we feel inside related to what we feel we deserve.  If the technician feels what they know is all they need, and it doesn’t require a deeper understanding, because they never took the time to truly learn the reasoning behind the technique, they will simply go through the motions.    If the person receiving the care feels worthy of less, or non-deserving of the best, they will accept what the technician is giving, and that’s the best it gets.  They will never ask the necessary questions.  They, themselves, will never understand the reason why.  And they will come to accept the care without fully understanding what the true outcome will be.  And they will continue to go to the technician, and it never gets any better.  Neither their condition, nor the situation they are dealing with.  What’s worse is they will become 100 % dependent on the technician to maintain their situation or circumstance.  Yet this will create security within the technician.  Which is a good thing for the technician’s survival.  After all, hasn’t society created the need for security, along with the expectation of obsolescence?  Pay for the cheaper version now, after all it will probably become obsolete very soon and you’ll need a new one later anyway.  But is that true for your health?  Is that the right attitude you want for your health?  Do you want to take that attitude and apply it to your most important asset?  Appreciate that this can be applied to any discipline, from mechanic vs. Master Mechanic, cook vs. Master Chef, salesmen vs. Master of Sales, technical plumber vs. Master Plumber, etc.  Is this the choice you would make under ideal circumstances for your health?

A Master, on the other hand, understands the reasons behind everything that is being done.  A Master can see the big picture, or at least has an understanding of the big picture.  A Master expects certain outcomes, because the Master understands the process of cause and effect.  A Master begins with the origin and creates something new as an outcome.  A Master works with natural laws and understands the ramifications of choosing a particular path or course of action.  A Master will be able to explain the reasoning behind why they are doing what they are doing in simple terms.  A Master will be able to help the person see and feel the outcome before the outcome occurs.  A Master will take the time to demonstrate why a particular solution to a problem will yield specific results.  A Master will be able to duplicate the understanding within the person receiving the service.  A Master will be able to support the situation from every angle.  A Master will truly create another Master.  They will do this by giving the understanding necessary to allow the person to take full responsibility for their own situation.  They will return ownership to the rightful owner.  There will be no dependence sponsored.

So when it comes to your health, what do you choose?  Do you choose a technician who goes through the motions?  Do you choose that because that is what you feel you deserve?  Do you do that because you never thought better, or have simply become conditioned to expecting and accepting less?  Please don’t do that to yourself.  You deserve better.  Better choices, better understanding and most of all, BETTER OUTCOMES!   You deserve to Be a Master!

My Offer To You

If you are currently a practice member and have been accepting less than ideal outcomes, I want you to come to me and discuss what we need to do to get you the better understanding necessary so you can become a Master of your own health situation. I want to sit down with you and come up with a plan that you can implement to change your current level of health and function to better suit your ideal vision of what your health and life could be.  I don’t want you to accept a life of less than ideal.  I want you to have radiant health, ideal function and abundance of energy based in the understanding necessary to sponsor and maintain such an outcome.  I truly want to help you transform your health and your life.  Do you feel you deserve that?  Could you get excited about that?  Will you allow yourself that?  All you need to do is call the office and tell us to schedule you for the Master Check.  We will take the time to address anything that is less than ideal related to your health and help you to understand what can be done to change your health outcomes.  If you feel you deserve better, you will call the Office right NOW! (845)561-BACK (2225).  Tell us to put you in for the Master Check!  This $100.00 consultation will be given to you for FREE through the 20th of July.  So you must act fast.  That’s only 4 weeks from today.  So call and schedule yourself for the Master Check and do it NOW!

If you are not currently a practice member and want to become a Master of your own health, I offer you the same opportunity.  Call the Office and register to come into one of my FREE Health Care Classes, held every Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm in my office in Pooler.  You simply have to call the Office at (845)561-BACK (2225) and tell us you want to come to a Free Health Care Class for you Master Check.  You want to become a Master because you deserve to be healthy.  In the class I will teach you how to take you first few steps toward Health Mastery.  But you have to call and register for this class, because class seating is limited.  So call (845)561-BACK (2225)

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Why You Get Sunburn

As the summer weather finally begins to arrive, many of you will be spending as much time as possible outdoors and creating all the Vitamin D your body could possibly need.  This is done as the ultraviolet rays from the sun convert skin oil to Vitamin D.  The Vitamin D that is created then moves into the blood stream.  Associated with the Vitamin D production and movement into the blood is Calcium, which is either pulled from the digestive tract when sufficient quantities are available, or it is pulled from the tissues.  This is a natural process and one that occurs every time you are exposed to the sun.

For those of you who don’t know, it is possible to get too much Vitamin D production.  This is a condition known as hypervitaminosis D.  Some might call it sunstroke, or sun poisoning, as you will begin to experience nausea and fever from the overproduction of Vitamin D.  Actually, it is not too much Vitamin D, but a deficiency in Vitamin F, Vitamin D’s antagonist.  Normally, Vitamin D picks up Calcium from the gut and puts it into the blood.  Vitamin F, on the other hand, takes it from the blood and puts it into the tissues.

How does an imbalance occur?  Suppose you get plenty of Vitamin D and no Vitamin F.  Your blood Calcium level will increase at the expense of the tissue Calcium level, because Vitamin D not only picks up Calcium from the gut in a deficiency of Vitamin F, it brings Calcium from the tissues back into the blood, as stated.  That’s why farmers and other people who are in the sun a lot get thick leathery skin, if they don’t eat enough Vitamin F.  They will potentially get hives.  They will get sunstroke.  Sunstroke involves high blood Calcium levels with low tissue Calcium levels.  As I say, it is not so much a matter of too much Vitamin D, but a lack of Vitamin F.

So what is this Vitamin F?  Vitamin F is part of the Whole Vitamin E complex.  It used to be talked about up until about 1945.  When a butter substitute was introduced, the reference to Vitamin F was deleted from the literature, as the butter substitute didn’t include Vitamin F in the ingredients.  In scientific textbooks, vitamin F is referred to as the polyunsaturated fatty acids.  It is the source of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids used to transport Calcium from the blood into the tissues.  The traditional sources for Vitamin E in the diet, which include Vitamin F, are vegetable oils.  But the best quality vitamin E comes from whole vegetables themselves.  Green lettuce is one of the best sources.

So how do we get enough Vitamin F in our diet?  High potency vitamin E products, typically found in most vitamin E supplements, are based on the concentration of alpha-tocopherol.  In an effort to sell vitamin E, the government bases its vitamin E potency requirements on the amount of Alpha-tocopherol it contains.  It doesn’t take into consideration all the other components that are naturally found within the Whole Vitamin E complex, including Vitamin F.  In the manufacturing process, the tocopherols (7 in all) are broken down and separated from the oils.  Unfortunately, the oil portion of the Vitamin E is where the vitamin F is found.  Also of importance, the oils are separated off from the rest of the E Complex because most will go rancid after 5 to 7 days.  Therefore, most people become Vitamin F deficient as a result of eating a typical American diet.  The vitamin F oils have been removed so you will enjoy the taste of the food since the rancid oil potential has been removed from the food.  So to get sufficient Vitamin F, one would need to eat lots of fresh leafy green vegetables and lots of butter, another high concentration source of vitamin F.

Getting back to the excess Vitamin D.  Created from extreme exposure to the sun, it is known to cause cancer.  For example, farmers who are out in the sun all day long, every day, have a much higher incidence of skin cancer then people who are not in the sun as much.  You might have read articles that say you should stay out of the sun, and that sunshine is hazardous to the health.  Well it’s only dangerous to people who are vitamin F deficient.

Now, let’s begin to understand Vitamin D.  The most frequent use for it is for people with low blood pressure.  There seems to be a correlation between blood pressure and blood Calcium levels.  People who have low blood pressure are apt to have low blood calcium levels, unless their Adrenals are weak.  That could be another case for low blood pressure.  So that is the most common use for vitamin D.  And most MD’s will tell you vitamin D is required to build strong bones.  This is not directly true.  Calcium and the other trace minerals are necessary to build strong bones, and vitamin D is part of that equation.  But since there is never one specific ingredient, but a complex of ingredients, Vitamin D by itself is not the whole story.

As I said earlier, vitamin F also delivers Calcium into the tissues from the blood.  What does this do?  Without this mechanism working properly, there’s tissue Calcium starvation with resulting itching of the skin.  Anybody whose skin itches, look out!  They need vitamin F and Calcium Lactate.  Give them Calcium Lactate to be sure they have enough Calcium, and Vitamin F to deliver the Calcium into the tissues.  This can go to any degree.  Hives that people get from being out in the sun a lot — the big welts that form around the tender parts of the body — this is a symptom of tissue calcium deficiency.  If you can give these people Vitamin F, the calcium that is already in their blood is delivered into the tissues and the welts clear up.  Canker sores that develop on the inside of the mouth are also related to tissue calcium starvation.  But if your tissue calcium stays sufficiently high, the virus never forms the canker sore.  It is not such a bad thing to have them because they reveal your tissue calcium levels.  As soon as the tissue calcium levels goes down, they pop out and you know you need Calcium Lactate.

What You Should Consider

Any time you are developing sun burn, itching skin or sun welts, you must understand it is due to a deficiency in Vitamin F.  There may also be an imbalance within the Vitamin D and Calcium Lactate ratio within the body, as too much Calcium is in the blood, and not in the tissues where it is needed most.  Restoring balance to this mechanism within the body would require eating many more servings of organic, fresh, leafy green vegetables.  Green Lettuce, pea vine juice and pea pods are great sources of the whole vitamin E complex necessary to acquire the vitamin F fraction.  Another natural source of vitamin F is through eating butter.  Butter is an excellent source of vitamin F and makes food taste better too.  A quicker way is to get some vitamin F made available in a Standard Process product called Cataplex F.  It is also important to make sure your body is processing and assimilating its Calcium Lactate and vitamin D properly.  These are all things I can help you evaluate through the office.  Sunburn is not something to be taken lightly.  Buying stock in sun-screen is not the solution.  Listen to what your body is telling you and treat it accordingly.  That’s always the best solution.

My Offer To You

If you are a person who suffers with sun sensitivity or sun burn, you should come in for the Vitamin F Check.  To ALL Current Practice Members, this can be done with your next scheduled office visit.  This $75.00 value will be yours for FREE!  It doesn’t take all that long, yet the information of knowing you are deficient will help explain some other possible health imbalances.  Call The Office and let us know you want the Vitamin F Check.  This offer expires June 30th, 2011

To ALL Potential New Practice Members, I offer you the opportunity to come have the Vitamin F Check.  Call The Office and tell us you’d like to schedule for the Vitamin F Check.  You will be invited to my Tuesday Night FREE Health Care Class and we can take the time to do the Vitamin F Check then, along with addressing any of your other health concerns or questions.  Simply call the office at (845) 561 BACK (2225) and tell us to sign you up for the class.  But you must CALL TODAY!!  This offer expires June 30th.  After the 30th, the offer will be gone, and the normal $75.00 charge for a check will apply.  So CALL NOW!  (845)561-2225.

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Lowering the Risk Factors of Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease

Lowering the Risk Factors
Diabetes is a dangerous health problem. In adults, diabetes is often a result of long-term nutritional neglect and abuse.

Most of us don’t eat breakfast. Our fuel supply is very low, and we wind up running on fumes. We grab a high-calorie muffin or a candy bar later in the morning when we’re really, really hungry. What we don’t know is that this snack causes insulin to dump out of the pancreas into the bloodstream, as the body attempts to process the surge in blood glucose from the snack we just ate.

This pattern is repeated throughout the day. A graph of the average person’s blood sugar levels would show sharp spikes – both highs and lows – in every 24-hour period. Eventually, the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas wear out. The result is consistently high levels of blood glucose which is called diabetes.

Diabetes may cause severe eye problems, severe kidney problems, and severe circulatory problems. It is associated with obesity, heart disease, and increased mortality. Not good.

An obvious preventive strategy would be to ensure that blood glucose levels are steady throughout the day. Actually, this is easy to do. All that’s required is to develop healthy eating habits and do regular exercise.

Eat breakfast – a 1/2 cup of cottage cheese mixed with a 6-ounce cup of yoghurt is all you need

Do food combining at every meal – always eat a combination of protein and carbohydrate

No between-meal snacks

Regular exercise that is challenging and fun – build-up gradually and be consistent

We’re in the middle of several deadly epidemics in the United States. Obesity, diabetes, and heart disease are affecting more and more people every year. Recent statistics show that two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Thirty percent of American children are obese. Approximately 21 million Americans have diabetes. One child out of every 500 has type I diabetes. In America, 72 million adults have high blood pressure. These are shocking statistics, considering that U.S. health care expenditures totaled $2 trillion in 2006. That’s 2 TRILLION dollars.

As Americans, we’re getting less healthy by the day. The good news is there are many things we can do about these trends. There is real action that every American, young and old, can take to support and protect their health and well-being. These action steps all focus on lifestyle – the choices we make each and every day.

The first step is an honest self-assessment. When was the last time I exercised? Does my clothes size increase every couple of years? How many times during the week do I eat fast food? When was the last time I ate an apple instead of half a box of cookies?

Regardless of the answers, it is possible to become healthy and fit again, whatever your current circumstances. You CAN lose 10 or 20 or 30 or however many pounds. You CAN climb stairs without getting out of breath. You CAN regain the youthful glow of vitality. You CAN be vigorous and proud of your body, rather than worrying about what’s going to be the next thing to break down.

Healthy eating and regular exercise are essential parts of the solution to combating obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.1,2 These practices have the magical effect of resetting your metabolic clock – your body shifts from a pattern of storing fat to a pattern of burning fat.3 Over time, with a nutritious food plan and consistent exercise, you even burn fat while you’re resting! Your body is very smart. You just have to treat it right.

Your chiropractor is a wonderful asset – both as a health care practitioner and as a guide – on your journey toward fitness and wellness. Your chiropractor has extensive resources available on practical nutrition and how to design a supportive food plan. He or she has deep knowledge regarding the types of exercises and activities that will be right for you. You and your chiropractor can design an exercise program that will be both fun and rewarding. Working together, you’ll be maximizing your health and vitality. You will begin to fulfill a way of living that will support you in being healthy and well for years to come.

1Lindstrom J, et al: Sustained reduction in the incidence of type 2 diabetes by lifestyle intervention: follow-up of the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study. Lancet 368(9548):1673-1679, 2006.

2Orchard TJ, et al: The effect of metformin and intensive lifestyle intervention on the metabolic syndrome: the Diabetes Prevention Program randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 142(8):611-619, 2005

3Yannakoulia M, et al: A dietary pattern characterized by high consumption of whole-grain cereals and low-fat dairy products and low consumption of refined cereals is positively associated with plasma adiponectin

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Fit For Death

I hope by entitling this article the way I did I was able to get your attention.  As Summer begins this week, many of you will be motivated (or I will encourage you if you haven’t already started) to go out and begin to exercise in an effort to help shed that excess weight you amassed over the Winter.  But before you go off and try to make up for lost time, I wanted to help you appreciate how you can actually hurt yourself and create less health by exercising.  This occurs of course when you begin to exercise in an inappropriate fashion.  For it has been seen that too many people, with good intentions, end up creating bad results that lead to injuries and poor health through exercise.  For there have been plenty of instances where an Elite Athlete suffers a life ending Heart Attack while training or competing.  Yet how is that possible with an Athlete who trains all the time?  This, and other injuries occur because very few people, including your trainers and athletes, seem to truly appreciate the importance of creating health while improving their fitness levels.  Watching Sports Center, like I do every morning, there is a commercial for a new channel on Direct TV called “Fit Channel” which is devoted to programs related to improving your fitness.  And I’m sure there are various guru types who lead the different programs offered who have great looking physiques and magnetic personalities and do everything they can to motivate you to exercise.  And ideally, this is a great idea.  Unfortunately, the concept of improving ones fitness level before developing a proper base of health could lead to serious health consequences.  As mentioned above, if one exercises too hard, and the body isn’t healthy enough to support the effort, conditions such as a Heart Attack can occur.  This is because most people think of Fitness and Health as synonymous, or at least closely linked.  I’d like to help you appreciate the difference between the two, and then give you some pointers on how to Improve Your Health, While Increasing Your Fitness at the same time.

Fitness can be defined as “the ability to perform physical activity.”  As long as you can complete the desired activity, you can be said to be physically fit.  The more you condition your body to perform the physical activity, the better your body will become at doing it.  This doesn’t necessarily mean that you are now healthy because you can do the specific physical activity.  Health on the other hand can be defined as “a state of optimum physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being, and not merely the absence of sickness, infirmity, or symptoms.”  And if you appreciate the definition, one can be quite healthy, yet be unable to perform some physical activity in an efficient manner.

Picture someone who lifts weights all the time and has big bulging muscles.  Obviously that person is physically fit related to lifting weights because they lift weights all the time.  Now ask that same person to run 3 miles, and they aren’t able to do it.  And you ask, why is that so?  It’s simple.  The person’s body is conditioned to lift the weights, as the body has been trained to do that activity.  Yet when you ask their body to perform a different activity, such as running 3 miles, the body is unable to because the body is not conditioned to do so.  Now, you could have the same person who lifts weights all the time and has big muscles, yet they eat crappy food, drink alcohol regularly, and maybe even smoke.  Or perhaps that person also participates in using performance enhancing drugs.  That is a person who obviously can lift the weights and has a great physique to show for it, yet their body really isn’t healthy on the inside.

Likewise, picture a person who eats organic food, drinks only the most natural spring water, and doesn’t participate in putting anything into their body that isn’t natural, and has a perfectly balanced blood chemistry.  One could say this person is quite healthy.  Then ask them to go out and run 3 or 4 flights of stairs and see that they are gasping for air at the top of the second flight.  This person has plenty of health, but no real fitness.  It becomes a question of balance.  But how should one create that balance?

If you truly want to get your body functioning in both a healthy manner and a more fit manner, you will have to do the following.  Begin by doing the physical activity that builds both health and fitness.  Ideally you would have wanted to have started this earlier then now, but it’s never too late to begin.  The activity I’m writing about here of course is walking.  Walking as an exercise is an activity anyone can do, and it helps to build both.  You will want to walk on a daily basis for a minimum of 30 minutes, but more ideally 45 minutes to an hour.  Maybe you will have to start out doing it for only ten minutes or less due to poor health and fitness.  The point is, begin by getting used to the activity of walking on a flat surface.  Don’t worry about trying too much too quickly, as you will set yourself back, rather than moving forward.  And as you feel your body improve, you can add more time first, rather than speed.  Speed is the last thing you should be considering when you first start.  I can’t emphasize enough that you simply want to get the time in, which will translate to distance, and worry about the speed after you have established a good base.  This will usually take a good 6 to 12 weeks for people who are beginning.  And don’t be down on yourself because you are beginning.  If done properly, you will improve faster and eliminate the need for soreness and injury.

Once you have accomplished doing the walking for a minimum of 30 minutes for at least 6 weeks, you’ll want to now get an idea of how you are doing, and if you are building both health and fitness.  This is done by employing a heart rate monitor.  If you utilize a heart rate monitor during your walking activity, and pre-program it to monitor your specific heart rate zone (designed to help you create more health while building fitness), a funny thing will happen along the way.  You will actually lose weight.  That’s right, you will start losing all the weight you could ever want.  All of this is explained in my audio program, “Strategies To Restore Your Health And Wellness Through Understanding Nutrition And Exercise.”  In the program I outline specifics for determining your personal ideal heart rate zone, and how to feed the body so you can eat more and lose weight.  I also cover the reasons why you are fat, why people get infections, why you crave sugar, along with how to read a label properly and how to properly shop for foods. 

As offered before, I will be making my audio program available for anyone who wishes to purchase it at the introductory rate of $75.00 through the month of July.  But you must act fast.  As of August 1, 2013, the price will officially return to $90.00.  Appreciate that the cost for this program is the same as a 1/2 hour consultation, yet you will be getting over 4 hours of “Strategies To Restore Your Health And Wellness Through Understanding Nutrition And Exercise.”  In this I will walk you through the necessities for determining your specific “Fat Burning Rate,” as well as help you to understand how you will have to begin eating more if you want to maintain that weight loss.  And once you have that understanding, you can then not worry about exercising and causing yourself health problems.  No more soreness or exercise related injuries because you will have the new understanding of Improving Your Health While Creating More Fitness.

So if there is anything here that interested you and you would like to begin exercising your way to improved Health and Fitness, call the Office at (845) 561-BACK (2225) and tell her you’d like to purchase “The Real Deal: Strategies To Restore Your Health And Wellness Through Understanding Nutrition And Exercise.”  Don’t be Fit For Death!  Begin your Summer by starting to exercise the correct way, and start creating a new

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Your New Reality

120-Day Makeover
Your body’s cells and tissues are constantly undergoing replacement, remodeling, and makeovers. For example, your red blood cells – the cells that carry oxygen from your lungs to every other part of your body – replace themselves every 120 days. Other cells with such a high rate of turnover include the cells lining your gastrointestinal tract – stomach, small intestine, and large intestine – and hair cells.

Ultimately all of your body’s cells die and are replaced. What this means is that the “new you” doesn’t have to be the same as the “old you”. As you get healthier – eat more nutritious foods, exercise regularly, and get sufficient restful sleep – your new replacement cells also become stronger, fitter, and healthier.

For most people, chiropractic care is an essential ingredient in becoming healthier. Chiropractic care helps improve the functioning of your nerve system, which in turn helps every system of your body function more effectively and efficiently. With respect to health and well-being, chiropractic care helps your desire for a “new reality” become a reality.

Is it possible to create a new personal reality? So-called unscripted television shows say you can – “The Biggest Loser” being one of the more popular of these tell-all and show-all programs. But most of us realize that these shows don’t closely represent reality as we experience it. What causes us to tune in anyway? The answer is that even though reality shows may be scripted or controlled in some ways, they do contain an element of reality regarding the actual problems of the participants/contestants. We empathize with their struggles, and hope to discern some new knowledge that may help us overcome our own hurdles. But can a real person, in real life, make long-lasting changes in lifestyle, health, and wellness?

The provisional answer is yes.1,2,3 A real person can lose significant weight and keep it off. A real person can become physically fit, even though she hasn’t exercised for 20 years, or ever. A real person can create a nutritional food plan that covers all the basics and also tastes great. A real person can sleep seven or eight hours a night, most nights, and have the ongoing experience of feeling well-rested. A real person can enjoy meaningful and fulfilling relationships with family and friends. In short, a real person can design and have a real life, even though from today’s perspective such a rewarding life might seem an impossibly unattainable goal.

Your new reality is possible, but it doesn’t come for free. If no effort were involved, every person in the developed world would be living happy, creative, self-fulfilled lives right now. You can see that is not the case when you look around at your workplace, the local market, or the shopping mall. How many people appear to be happy and engaged? How many appear anxious or stressed? Many times, anxiety and stress far outweigh happiness and enjoyment. For many, our default way of being seems to include worry, disorganization, disorder, and breakdown. These conditions lead to anxiety, which leads to stress, which leads to more worry and anxiety. When they form, these negative habits of thinking and action are habitually ineffective; they continue to be negative influences on our lives until we abolish them. In terms of health and well-being, our negative habits lead to the opposite conditions – we aren’t healthy and we don’t feel good about ourselves.

The world around us works the same way. Every moment, the universe is tending to greater entropy – the breakup of organized energy patterns and greater disorder. On the other hand, life has the power to reverse the natural tendency toward entropy. Life creates structure. Life creates organization. Think of honeycombs. Think of dams. Think of skyscrapers.

Why then do human lives often seem to fall apart so easily? The missing secret ingredients include intention, planning, and effort. And not only the effort required to keep the whole thing operational. Extra effort is called for to really make a difference. Extra effort that we take on our own behalf. In order for us to create a new personal reality, extra effort will be required. Weeks, months, and years of extra effort. This sounds like a lot. It is. The good news is that the payoff can be huge. The real payoff is the person you become as part of this process of renewal. You become your authentic self.

1Totsikas C, et al: Cardiorespiratory fitness determines the reduction in blood pressure and insulin resistance during lifestyle intervention. J Hypertens 29(6):1220-1227, 2011

2Lohmann H, et al: Fitness consultations in routine care of patients with type 2 diabetes in general practice: an 18-month non-randomised intervention study. BMC Fam Pract 11:83, 2010

3Ryan AS: Exercise in aging: it’s important role in the aging process

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Balancing Your Hormones: Part 2

Earlier in last month’s issue, I discussed the importance of evaluating your stress in the most up-to-date and accurate way in an effort to determine if your Adrenal System was suffering from the effects of the accumulative stresses of life.   And if so, what would be the best approach to balancing those health issues that would result.  I shared with you the recent cutting-edge technology of the testing procedures presented at the Standard Process Nutritional Lyceum held last month.  The presenter for the Adrenal Stress material was Angela Hywood, ND from Australia and I covered her information in that last newsletter.  I also eluded to the information on balancing your hormones delivered by the presenter, Dr. Janet Lang.  I also promised to discuss in this month’s issue the topic of Balancing Female Hormones, and what is the most accurate way to determine precisely what is causing the hormonal imbalances with a woman and her monthly cycle.  Whether you still get your monthly period or not, the information will be of equal value to both situations.  And if you know of someone who suffers with a hormonal imbalance (and which of us do not?), please forward them this e-newsletter and I’m sure they can be helped too.

Hormones As Messengers

Hormones are biochemical messengers that exert profound and specific metabolic influences throughout the body.  The Endocrine System produces a multitude of hormones that work together as a synergistic whole.  The Endocrine System along with the Nervous System are the control systems of the body.  When hormones become imbalanced, the biochemical symphony plays out of tune.  Since the Endocrine System is probably the first system impacted by nutritional imbalances and deficiencies, it is important to make sure you are consuming good high quality whole foods, and avoid the refined processed ones.  Likewise, since nutrients are needed to make and replace hormones, and the metabolic functions performed by hormones are nutrient based and mediated, it makes sense to pay attention to the quality of your food.

Hormones function like two-ended keys.  The “R” end, or receptor end, fits precisely into a cell receptor and “unlocks” the metabolic door to initiate an action.  The “E” end, or enzyme end, fits precisely with cellular enzymes that transform the hormone into another hormone, or into a metabolite for excretion.

The Problem With “Synthetic Hormones”

When a “synthetic hormone” enters a cell receptor, its “R” end is similar to the real one, but it’s not an exact fit.  Like the wrong key in a lock, this jams the cell receptor or alters the action initiated.  This is known as side-effects.  The “synthetic hormone” does not have the correct “E” end, so it cannot be properly cleared from the receptor, transformed into other hormones, or properly metabolized and excreted.  This is known as more side-effects.  If you wish to disrupt the delicately balanced Endocrine System, giving “synthetic hormones” is an excellent way to do so.  The disruption is even more pronounced with “synthetic steroid hormones” because the steroids have their own delicately balanced melody within the overall symphony.  *NOTE: All steroid hormones can be made in a bio-identical form to our own.  These are easily and inexpensively made from plant sterols, usually from wild yam or soy.  Being exact versions of human hormones, they cannot be patented. IN ADDITION: Synthetic steroid hormones are also made from plant sterols, and then chemically altered by pharmaceutical companies so they can be patented.

The Two Chief Hormones For Women

Estrogen is a general term used for the several types of estrogen hormones made by the ovaries, and to a lesser degree the testicles.  Estrogens are steroids, derived from cholesterol, and come in three major categories.  Estrone, 5 – 10 % is considered a strong estrogen because of its ability to cause cell proliferation.  Estradiol, 5 – 10 % is considered the strongest estrogen because of its ability to cause cell proliferation.  Estriol, 80 – 90 % is considered a weak estrogen because it does not cause the cells to proliferate, but it does balance the proliferating effects of the other two thereby conferring protection against their cancer-causing ability.

Symptoms of Estrogen Deficiency:

Hot flashes, Night sweats, Insomnia, Mood Swings, Mental fogginess, poor memory, Vaginal dryness, Vaginal/Bladder infections, Incontinence, Urinary frequency, Headaches, migraines, Decreased Sexual Response, Loss of ambition, Depression, Lack of stamina, Decreased Breast size, Wrinkling of Skin, Osteoporosis, and Increased risk of Heart Disease.

Symptoms of Estrogen Excess:

Heavy bleeding, Clotting, Cramping, Water retention, bloating, Breast tenderness, lumpiness, cystic breasts, enlarged breasts, fibrocystic breasts, weight gain, Headaches, migraines, Emotional hypersensitivity, Depression, irritability, Anxiety, Anger, agitation, Decreased Sexual Response, Thyroid dysfunction (resembling hypothyroidism) Cold hands and feet, Blood sugar instability, Sweet cravings, Insomnia, and Gall Bladder Dysfunction.

Progesterone is a steroid hormone produced in the ovaries (corpus luteum) and Adrenal Glands.  One of its main roles is to balance estrogen.  Progesterone is also produced by the Brain and the peripheral nerves, and possibly other locations.  Normally, women have much more progesterone at any given time, then estrogen.  This is important to know.

Symptoms of Progesterone Deficiency:

PMS, Heavy bleeding, Clotting, cramping, Inability to concentrate, short-term memory impairment, Muscle tension/spasm, Fibromyalgia, Water retention, bloating, Insomnia, Breast tenderness, lumpiness, cystic breasts, weight gain, Thyroid dysfunction (resembling hypothyroidism), Headaches, migraines, Anxiety, irritability, nervousness, moodiness, Hot flashes, Depression, Decreased sexual response, Osteoporosis, Amenorrhea, spotting, Endometriosis, and Fibroids.

Symptoms of Progesterone Excess:

Sleepiness, Bloating or constipation, Candidia, Mild depression, and Exacerbated Estrogen deficiency symptoms (see list above)

Note:  Progesterone only functions correctly when it is in the right proportion with estrogen, it’s primary partner and synergist.  Estrogen is necessary to create Progesterone receptors, and Progesterone regulates Estrogen receptors.

Isn’t it curious that some of the symptoms are common to all the different imbalances?  No wonder why women have such a difficult time in knowing what is really going on with their hormones.  The obvious choice would seem to be consulting your Gynecologist.  Unfortunately, the usual solution is one of two artificial hormone treatments, either Birth Control Pills (BCP’s) or Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).  But since we know that using synthetic hormones is the quickest way to create an imbalance, with no control over the side effects, wouldn’t it be much better to use all natural solutions designed to restore balance without all the side-effects?  Of course it would.  But how would we be able to accurately determine which of the different scenarios is occurring for each person?  That’s where the Saliva Testing comes in.  By collecting samples of Saliva at regular intervals throughout the day, your specific rhythm can be determined.  Comparing that to a balanced and healthy profile, we can accurately determine what the hormone levels are doing and what All Natural Nutritional/Herbal protocols are needed in an effort to return the body to balance.

What To Consider

If you are a woman, or are married to one, and you suffer from any of the symptoms listed in the above four imbalances, you (or your wife) would benefit from getting a Saliva Test Kit and performing a test on yourself.  What you will discover is the specific imbalance you suffer from and then have a true place to start restoring your health.  In other words, it won’t require you to “try” something to see if it works, all the while you could be creating more imbalances in the process.  It also won’t require that you take artificial hormones.  Along with the interpretation offered by Neuroscience, the company who supplies me with the Saliva Test Kits, there also are proven solutions offered that will help to restore balance to your whole hormonal system.  So you would have everything to gain by doing one of these Saliva Tests.  Can you imagine what your life would be like if you were able to finally get a handle on your hormones and all the systems they influence?

My Offer To You

To ALL Current Practice Members:  If you, or someone you know, suffer with any of the above mentioned symptoms, you owe it to yourself to call the office.  Tell us you want us to hold a Saliva Test Kit for you and you’ll be in to pick it up.  If you stop in and pick the Test Kit up before June 30th, the consultation to discuss the results, normally $75.00, will be given for FREE.  But you have to act fastCall the Office TODAY at (845)561-2225 and hold your Kit. After you come in to get the Kit, you’ll simply collect the four samples of saliva, place them in the proper containers, place them in the box and mail it back to NeuroScience (who pays for postage) and in about 10 days NeuroScience will have the results sent to me.  It’s totally painless, and you will finally discover why you feel the way you do.  But remember, after the 30th of June, the regular fee of $75.00 will apply, so call NOW!

For All Potential New Practice Members, I will offer you the opportunity to come in for a consultation to discuss your results.  This is normally a $75.00 service and for taking advantage of this offer, I will do it for FREE.  Absolutely no charge with any obligation for treatment.  But let’s be honest…if you have an imbalance, won’t you want to receive treatment?  So call today at (845) 561-2225 and ask us to hold your Test Kit TODAY!

As always, we offer FREE Health Care Classes where you get to bring all your health related questions and have a chance to have them answered for FREE.  This occurs every Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm located in the Pooler Office at 320 Robinson Avenue.  Since seating is limited, reservations are required. If you have a burning health question and would like me to answer it for you, call the Office and ask us to hold your spot in the class.  There is no charge for this class, but seating is limited.  Call now at (845) 561-2225 to reserve your seat.  This is a FREE service offered by Dr. Huntoon for the community.  If you belong to an organization and would like Dr. Huntoon to come and speak to them at no charge, please let us know and we will arrange for that to happen.

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