Beware of High Fructose Corn Syrup

February 15, 2013

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Large amounts of that sweetener in food might help explain the rising epidemic of diabetes say researchers of the University of Southern California and the University of Oxford in England.  They found that countries with food supplies that had the highest levels of high-fructose corn syrup had a rate of type 2 diabetes that was 20 percent higher than countries that don’t use it.  The U.S. had the highest per capita consumption of the sweetener, about 55 pounds a year.

Rats Cause Garbage

February 8, 2013

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Saying that germs cause disease, is like saying that rats cause garbage.

The rats are there because there is garbage to eat.

If you have a dump you will have rats.  If you poison the dump you will kill off the rats… but if you leave the dump there they will be back!

The same is true for the human body, if a weakness exists you will harbor the germs, viruses and bacteria.

This is why one child is often sick and not the others,  or why one person constantly gets colds for instance and yet the person’s significant other, seldom comes down with the problem.

A child with frequent earaches just might have a subluxation in their neck interfering with the nerves, causing a weakness in their ears that allows infections to flourish.  A shot of some antibiotic clears up the infection, kills off the germs, but if the weakness remains, they will be back again, just like the rats in the dump.

Hidden Dangers with Plastic Bottles – Know the Numbers

February 1, 2013

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  • What the number inside the recycle symbol on most plastics means. It’s usually on or near the bottom of every plastic container. If your drinking out of one right now it most likely has a 1 or 2 on it. Recycled #2 plastics are heavier plastics than #1 plastics. The #2 plastic would be a typical milk jug, some juice bottles and even detergent jugs. The # 1 is what an average water bottle sold in the local grocery by the pack would most likely have on it. You may notice the #1 plastic is probably very clear and thinner than the #2 container. Different grades of plastics are recycled into different products.
  • #1 plastics or (PET plastics) are often times recycled into products using fleece, jackets, carpet, backpacks, sleeping bags etc.
  • #2 plastics can be recycled into heavier more durable products than #1 plastics like plastic crates, outdoor plastic furniture, play sets for children, toys, buckets, and even back into drinking and food grade containers and more.
  • Plastics #2, #4 and #5 are the plastics that can be made safest for foods and drinking.
  • Notice we didn’t mention #1 plastic in the safest for foods and drinking? While #1 is considered safe enough by the FDA to drink the contents once, most health advocates agree that manufactures should not recycle the #1 plastic back into a drinking bottle again because of bacteria and chemical breakdown concerns.
  • #1 grade plastic water bottles. Do not reuse #1 grade plastic bottles, think of the 1 as (one time use) because they are not manufactured or safe for repeated use. Repeated use of a #1 plastic container for drinking or eating can release unwanted and unhealthy chemicals in your food and drink, washing it does not help, washing it does not make it safer and can actually release more  chemicals into your food or drink.

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Four Moves to Build Strength

October 12, 2012

An hour a week isn’t too much time.

If you spend it doing strengthening exercises,  you’ll:

  • Make everyday activities easier
  • Keep your weight in check
  • Improve your sleep
  • Protect your heart, bones and joints

The National Institute on Aging recommends at least two 30-minute strength-training sessions a week.

You should consult with a qualified health care profession before starting any exercise program.  However, if it is alright you can get started with these exercises.

10 to 15
Repeat each exercise ten to fifteen times.

1     SIDE ARM RAISE (FOR CARRYING GROCERIES)

  • Hold light dumbbells.
  • Stand or sit in a chair with feet flat on the floor.
  • Slowly lift arms straight out from your sides.  Stop at shoulder height.
  • Hold for one second.  Lower.

2      WALL PUSH-UPS (FOR LIFTING CHILDREN)

  • Stand a little farther than arm’s length from the wall.
  • Lean forward and place your palms flat on the wall.
  • Bend elbows and move upper body to the wall.
  • Straighten arms to return to start.

3      KNEE CURL (FOR CLIMBING STAIRS)

  • Stand holding the back of a sturdy chair.
  • Lift one leg straight back, then bend knee to bring heel toward your buttocks.
  • Hold for one second.  Lower.
  • Repeat with other leg.

4      LEG STRAIGHTENING (FOR WALKING)

  • Sit in a sturdy chair.  Place balls of feet and toes on the floor.
  • Slowly straighten one leg.  Don’t lock your knee.
  • Flex your foot.  Hold for one second.
  • Slowly lower.  Repeat with other leg.

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8 Ways To Put Back Pain Behind You

March 2, 2012

Three out of four Americans will experience back pain.  Your back can go out when you lift something or try to move something, do house or yard work and some times for what seems like no apparent reason.

Eight ways to prevent this all too common misery:

1.    Squat to lift heavy things.  Lift with your legs keeping your back straight.  Use both hands to hold the object close to your waist and don’t twist from your waist.

2.    Lose excess weight.  Being overweight can stress and hurt your back.

3.    When working on something, place it at a comfortable height where you don’t have to bend or slouch.

4.    Have children keep their backpacks light with regular visits to their locker.  Replace heavy backpacks with wheeled suitcases.

5.     Mind your posture:  head erect , chin parallel to the floor, chest up, and tummy flat.

6.    Sleep on your back or side on a good supportive surface and avoid over-sized pillows.

7.    Wear comfy, low-heeled shoes.

8.    Have your spine checked to ensure you have proper body balance.  All of you good efforts will not have the benefit for you if you have an underlying spinal problem.

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New Warning for OTC Painkillers

July 14, 2009

New Warning for OTC Painkillers

In late April the Food and Drug Administration ordered drug maker to include new warnings on labels of over-the -counter pain medications.  The risks include internal bleeding and liver damage.  The warnings apply to acetaminophen (Tylenol and generic) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Advil and generic) and naproxen (Aleve and generic), as well as to products such as cold medicines that combine those drugs with other ingredients.

What Healthy People Know About Their Heart That You Don’t

May 1, 2009

Press Release: What Healthy People Know About The Heart That You Don’t

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
DR. ROGER SMITH – (714) 848-8122

WHAT HEALTHY PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THE HEART THAT YOU DON’T

Heart disease is the #1 killer of U.S. adults. It accounts for 50% of all deaths in U.S. Upper Cervical Health Care can lower blood pressure without drugs or surgeries.

Dr. Smith (www.RogerSmithDC.com) has been helping people live healthier lives and lower blood pressure naturally, without drugs or surgeries, for over 8 years. “The brainstem plays a very important role in regulating our blood pressure. Any interference at our brainstem can cause it to malfunction, sometimes causing our blood pressure to increase” says Dr. Smith.

A little known procedure called Blair Upper Cervical Health Care can have a dramatic impact on many cardiac functions, including blood pressure. Dr. Smith stated: “ a recent study in the, Journal of Human Hypertension, showed that upper cervical adjustments are as associated with marked and sustained reductions in blood pressure similar to the use of two-drug combination therapy.” Dr. Smith says that many studies have been done that demonstrate reductions in blood pressure over the past few years.

“We have to get to the cause of our health problems, our desire to treat the symptoms so we feel better now is dangerous and unhealthy,” says Dr. Smith. He says everyone needs to know about this gentle and effective technique to help restore your body’s own control system. We pump billions into health care but we continue to be sick. Isn’t it time we took a new approach?
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Eight principles of Upper Cervical Health Care

April 11, 2009

In Upper Cervical Chiropractic Health Care, there are some basic premises that govern the “What” and the “Why” of what we do as Vitalistic Health Practitioners.

√ There is an inborn wisdom, which organizes and runs the human body.

√ Chiropractors correct vertebral subluxations only. They do not treat diseases or conditions.

√ The body heals itself.

√ The body’s ability to heal itself is limited by limitations of time and matter.

√ Only the innate intelligence of the body can establish what is normal for every individual.

√ Chiropractic is not a substitute for medical care nor is medical care a substitute for chiropractic.

√ People must learn to take the responsibility for and make the decisions regarding their health, not the doctor.

√ A body with a good nerve supply is always better off than one with a poor nerve supply.


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