Eat Right For Your Blood Type

Eat Right 4 Blood Type CoverRBCEat Right For Your Blood Type by Dr. Peter D’Adamo is a small, but powerful book.  Based on your blood type, this book recommends certain foods that are beneficial like “medicine”, certain foods that are neutral, and certain foods to avoid like”poison”.    The bad foods increase inflammation in your body.  Specifically your gut and brain.  The Brain/Gut Axis was discussed in a previous blog about Dr. Kharrazian’s work on this topic.

What researchers are realizing is that when the body stays chronically inflamed, it increases the likelihood of cancer, stroke, diabetes, heart disease and obesity.  This all links back to the foods we are eating.  Certain foods like wheat and dairy have been genetically modified by companies like Monsanto.  The changed molecular structure of these new molecules doesn’t “match” the digestive enzymes our bodies produce.  This causes the proteins from these foods to cross the blood brain barrier as undigested proteins that have been agglutinated from our own immune system.  Basically our bodies immune system look at these proteins as foreign invaders.  These agglutinated molecules then get “stuck” in our arteries, joints, heart, brain, GI tract and elsewhere causing tremendous harm.

Our joints get arthritic, our arteries and heart get clogged, our gut gets leaky, and our brain degenerates.  This all ultimately leads to dementia and Alzheimer’s in the brain,  heart attack or myocardial infarction of the heart, and  IBS, Colitis, Crohn’s, and other inflammatory bowel diseases.  Also, as our body stays inflamed, it gets acidic and the risk for cancer increases.  So the reality is that all the medicine that people are taking to combat these diseases could be prevented in the first place by changing the foods you are eating to better match your blood type.

I personally have been following the recommendations in the book for about 3 weeks now and within the first week I lost about seven pounds.  My gut or abdomen decreased in size along with my waist size.  I started this program not to lose weight, but to decrease the amount of inflammation in my gut and brain.  Additionally, it’s not about the weight, but it’s about the volume.  The girth is critical in determining overall health.

I want to encourage everyone to check out this book or buy the App for only $3.99 and start shifting your eating to more of the healthy foods for your blood type and less of the unhealthy foods for your blood type.

God bless!

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Study Shows that ADHD Improves with Chiropractic Care

Great study that shows kids with ADHD improve with getting chiropractic care.

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Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Outcomes Improve with Chiropractic Care

Mark Studin DC, FASBE(C), DAAPM, DAAMLP

Sangwoo Mah DC, DAAMLP

William J. Owens DC, DAAMLP

As a family practitioner of chiropractic, I, the first author, have treated many children who were diagnosed with a spectrum of hyperactivity disorders in the 1980’s. Each of these diagnoses revolved around children being uncontrollably hyperactive and their ages ranged from 3 years through 10 years old. In most of the cases, under chiropractic care, I witnessed that most of these children, according to their parents, demonstrated calmer behavior over a short amount of time with chiropractic care and this scenario became a regular pattern in my office. These clinical observations by a single practitioner is by no means a scientific answer, nor one that should garner conclusions to suggest an entire populous migrate towards this specific potential solution. However, over time, these results have been…

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Study Shows that ADHD Improves with Chiropractic Care

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Outcomes Improve with Chiropractic Care

Mark Studin DC, FASBE(C), DAAPM, DAAMLP

Sangwoo Mah DC, DAAMLP

William J. Owens DC, DAAMLP

As a family practitioner of chiropractic, I, the first author, have treated many children who were diagnosed with a spectrum of hyperactivity disorders in the 1980’s. Each of these diagnoses revolved around children being uncontrollably hyperactive and their ages ranged from 3 years through 10 years old. In most of the cases, under chiropractic care, I witnessed that most of these children, according to their parents, demonstrated calmer behavior over a short amount of time with chiropractic care and this scenario became a regular pattern in my office. These clinical observations by a single practitioner is by no means a scientific answer, nor one that should garner conclusions to suggest an entire populous migrate towards this specific potential solution. However, over time, these results have been reported in many chiropractic offices by both parents and chiropractors alike and research is now catching up to these observations in a formal setting.

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, has become a major concern to parents everywhere as of late.  It seems that more and more children are being diagnosed with ADHD as time passes and has the hallmark characteristics of hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity according to Alcantara and Davis (2010).  They go on to report that parents are concerned regarding the causes of ADHD in children and what kinds of treatment are available should they become diagnosed with ADHD.  Although the definitive cause of ADHD is unknown, genetics and the environment seem to have strong effects.   Medical treatment of ADHD involves use of psychiatric medications and behavior therapy. However, there are growing concerns for long-term use of psychotropic drugs for children.  Again, according to Alcantara, 10 years ago it was estimated that 20% of all white males were taking some type of psychotropic drug for behavioral disorders and based upon the potential for serious side effects, conservative alternative medical approaches were sought.  With regards to the practitioner-based alternative therapies for children, chiropractic has become the most popular and highly utilized for ADHD.

In their literature search, Alcantara and Davis (2010) reported that 4 case studies recounted successful treatment of ADHD. There appears to be, in those cases, a strong connection between the neuro-muscular-structural connections. This suggests to the authors of this article that there is a resultant neuro-chemical imbalance as a result.

Such a case was four children treated with chiropractic adjustment in a single-doctor’s office.  The parents of these children reported a 50% improvement in behavior of their children after 5 months.  These results were collected via questionnaires.

Another significant case in the same study was a 5-year-old boy with seriously poor neck posture.  This caused him to go for chiropractic treatment, but after 8 weeks, the boy’s behavior improved so significantly that his pediatrician declared he no longer exhibited symptoms of ADHD.  During this time, his neck posture also improved dramatically, suggesting a link between the neck posture and ADHD.

Perhaps even more significant, a 9-year-old child who suffered for years from multiple chronic conditions including asthma, headaches, Tourette’s syndrome, ADHD, depression, insomnia, and neck pain also improved dramatically with chiropractic care.  The child was taking multiple strong medications.  This child was also found to have significantly stiff joints in the neck.  After six weeks chiropractic care, the child no longer displayed any symptoms and all medications were discontinued except for a half dose of Wellbutrin.  After 5 months, at the conclusion of the treatment, the child remained symptom free.

Muir (2012) reported:

Parents of a 5-year-old boy with diagnosed ADHD brought him for chiropractic care to address his subjective signs (acting out, ability to follow instructions, and poor home and school performance), which also included waking at night due to asthmatic symptoms and low self-esteem. Palpation revealed hypertonicity and trigger points in the paraspinal muscles at the thoracolumbar region with local pain. A preliminary diagnosis included cervical and thoracolumbar facet joint irritation with concurrent muscle hypertonicity.

Intervention and Outcomes: Treatment including spinal manipulative therapy, soft tissue therapy, and stretching was provided. Treatment began on a thrice-weekly basis and declined to twice weekly over the course of approximately 12 weeks. After 1 year of treatment, subjective improvements were noted in episodes of acting out, ability to follow instructions, and general home and school performance (p. 221).

Although much more research is indicated, these examples, along with our personal observations suggest that chiropractic should be considered to be included in comprehensive treatment of ADHD.  Chiropractic is one of the safest treatments currently available in healthcare and when there is a treatment where the potential for benefits far outweighs any risk, it deserves serious consideration. Whedon et al. (2014) based their study on 6,669,603 subjects after the unqualified subjects had been removed from the study and accounted for 24,068,808 office visits. They concluded, “No mechanism by which SM (spinal manipulation) induces injury into normal healthy tissues has been identified. (Whedon et al., 2014, p. 5)

If your child suffers from symptoms of ADHD, consider having a chiropractor evaluate your child.

References:

1. Alcantara J., & Davis J. (2010). The chiropractic care of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A retrospective case series.EXPLORE, 6(3), 173-182.

2. Muir, J. M. (2012). Chiropractic management of a patient with symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 11(3), 221-224.

3. Whedon, J. M., Mackenzie, T. A., Phillips, R. B., & Lurie, J. D. (2014). Risk of traumatic injury associated with chiropractic spinal manipulation in Medicare Part B beneficiaries aged 66-69. Spine, [Epub ahead of print]1-33.

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Why Isn’t My Brain Working?

Why Isn’t My Brain Working? is a book written by Datis Kharrazian, D.C.. I had the pleasure of hearing him lecture at Parker Seminars in Las Vegas, NV. a few weeks ago.  The book and the lecture were focused around a revolutionary understanding of brain decline and effective strategies to recover your brain’s health.  The main premise of the book is that if you are alive, then your brain is already degenerating.  Their are things you can do TODAY to start slowing the progression of this brain decay.

The brain requires four things in order for it to function properly.  The first is Oxygen; plenty of O2. Second, consistent glucose levels.  Third is stimulation. Fourth is reduced inflammation.

There exists a brain/gut axis.  If your gut is inflamed with IBS, colitis, Crohns, or other inflammatory bowel diseases, then your brain is inflamed too because the tissue is rudimentarily the same.  So, controlling the amount of inflammation in the gut is really helping your brain function better too.

Stimulation of the brain occurs best when we exercise.  4 minutes of vigorous exercise per day can help save your life and your brain.  The 4 minutes doesn’t even have to be consecutive.  This vigorous exercise helps the arteriole walls release nitric oxide which is a chemical that helps with vasoconstriction and vasodilation.  This shunts blood where it is needed in emergencies during sympathetic response of the autonomic nervous system.

Blood sugar levels are critical to keep balanced so glucose is readily available for the brain.  Spikes in the glucose levels damages the brain particularly in the white matter.  The glial cells are the “glue” that hold the neurons together, but also add insulation which adds to the speed of the brain’s “processing” power.

It’s in the glial cells,or white matter that were seeing evidence of damage to the brain as it degenerates.  So it is critical for your brain to stay healthy and to help avoid Alzheimer’s and dementia.  They used to call it senile dementia, basically you become senile.

So to avoid that dreadful fate, exercise, eat healthy, keep stimulating your brain with reading and puzzles and have fun!  Oh and get adjusted regularly by your chiropractor!!!!!

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Cold and Flu Season- 7 Things to help prevent getting sick!

Who remembers their Mom saying,” An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?”  Do you believe her?  Well I do and it was actually Benjamin Franklin who said that.  Old Ben was a pretty wise man and following his admonitions is probably a smart thing to do.

So if you believe this old adage, do your actions back up your beliefs? Do you do things to prevent a cold and/or flu?  Well, their are 7 Things you can do this year to help prevent getting sick!

1. Wash hands after being in public.

2. Don’t rub your eyes, nose, or mouth with unclean hands; these are the vectors into the body.

3. Stay hydrated- 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water every day.

4. Plenty of rest- 7-8 hours per night.

5. Get adjusted- chiropractic adjustments stimulate the immune system.

6. Workout- weight bearing exercise stimulates white blood cells, the cells that fight off foreign invaders.

7. Supplement- Ecchinacea, Vit. C, Zinc, K-Pax Pro, Wholemune, Viracid,  Sinatrol and other Ortho Molecular products.

Follow these tips this Winter and avoid getting sick.   Upper respiratory infections, Bronchitis, Sinus infections, Colds, and Flus can all be minimized with some proactive behaviors. Do yourself and your family a favor this year and follow the wise advice of Ben Franklin AND Dr. Lask and be PROACTIVE this year instead of REACTIVE!

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Omega 3 Fatty Acid – Fish Oil is Beneficial to ADHD Kids

Omega 3 Fatty Acids found in fish oil is proving to be beneficial to kids with ADHD.  According to Dr. Yannick Pauli, a leading physician in Switzerland who specializes in ADHD kids, fish oil helps the brain to function more normally.  Many of these children are deficient in the Omega 3 fatty acids DHA and EPA.  These nutrients are vital for normal brain development.  Several studies from Purdue University, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the University of South Australia showed that daily supplementation with  Omega 3 fatty acids in these kids helped to reduce their impulsivity and hyperactivity and improved their focus and attention.

Here are a few quick tips to help improve your consumption of Omega- 3 fatty acids:

  • Increase your consumption of flaxseed oil or other oils rich in omega-3( canola oil, pumpkin seed oil).
  • Increase your consumption of foods rich in omega-3 such as green leafy vegetables, nuts, and deep sea fish.
  • Eliminate all trans fats, and reduce your use of omega-6 rich vegetable oils.

Although the FDA has yet to establish a recommended daily allowance for omega-3 fatty acids, most nutritionists and medicine functional experts agree that children with ADHD should consume at least 1,000 mg of DHA and EPA daily.

There is also some new research showing the ratio of EPA and DHA is important.

Finally, supplement the intake of omega-3 fatty acids with natural antioxidants like zinc or vitamin C.  Omega-3 fatty acids are very fragile, and break down at the slightest provocation; natural antioxidants keep them intact until they reach the brain.

 

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Present Time Consciousness

Present Time Consciousness or (PTC) is a phrase I first heard coined by Dr. James Parker years ago in Dallas, TX.  What PTC means is focusing on what is in front of you with intent.  When a patient is in front of me, my  focus is healing intent.  This intention and focus of my  mind’s eye towards a purpose of healing has power.  This power helps to heal the patient along with the power of human touch.  The purposeful adjustment of a specific vertebrae to restore motion and health to the nerve system, thus removing interference in that system so it can naturally communicate to every cell of the body.

So, whatever it is you are doing, do it with good intent and focus.  Turn off the cell phone for awhile.  Pay attention to what is around you.  Look people in the eye and smile at them.  When you operate in PTC, you will experience a much better life and will realize the fruits of improved focus and attention.  You will connect more with people and your environment.  You might even drive better! LOL

#presenttimeconsciousness, #ptc, #chiropractic, #health, #focus, #intent, #healing, #ADHD

 

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