Thursday, February 18, 2010

Funny Take on Health Care Reform!


Live a healthy life and you will be healthy. Just get your spinal/neurological hygiene checked and make sure you are eating organic fresh raw fruits and veggies... You are getting lots of exercise... You decrease your emotional negative stress... And see your local wellness chiropractor for your check-ups to ensure great spinal hygiene

Thank You!
Dr. Jon Wise

Homeopathich HCG with out the Daily Injections!!!


For More information on the Homeopathic HCG Diet, Please Call our office at (702) 248-6292.

* Lose up to 1-2 pounds per day
* Eliminates Abnormal fat
* Re-sculpts your body
* HCG resets your hypothalamus
*Your skin retracts so you aren't flabby later
* Protects your Muscle
* Dramatically reduces hunger
* HCG is a natural hormone substance
* Exercise is not needed to reduce
* No injections just Drops under tongue 2 times a day
* Medical Doctors charge $500 to 1,000 for this same protocal

The Body Sculpting Benefits of HCG Treatments

Many of the people that are using HCG to help them lose weight are finding that the hormone helps with the reshaping of their bodies as well. Unlike many weight loss programs that only help with losing weight, HCG appears to help contour the body and decrease the circumference of the body. HCG also helps tone common problem areas, such as reducing the amount of fat deposited in double chins and getting rid of pot bellies. HCG also appears to help rejuvenate structural fat, which helps make the hands, neck, and face look refreshed.

The Health Benefits of the HCG Diet

Obviously, shedding extra pounds will help improve the overall health of a person on the HCG diet. Researchers also believe that taking HCG helps to normalize the cholesterol levels of those on the diet. In addition, the hormone appears to help normalize the thyroid gland and balance the hormones while rebuilding the adrenaline glands.

The Emotional Benefits of the HCG Diet

People on the HCG diet also routinely report experiencing less irritability and generally feeling in a better mood. This lift in spirits seems to continue throughout the entire treatment period. Patients also report having more restful sleep, which may be partially responsible for the improved mood. Similarly, patients report feeling more energized while undergoing the therapy. This may be attributed to the improvement in sleep, the loss of excess weight, and the positive impact HCG has on the adrenaline glands.

For many, just the weight loss benefits of HCG would be enough to make this hormone worth taking.

• What is HCG?

HCG, “human Chorionic Gonadotropin” is a naturally produced hormone found in pregnant women. Research from Physicians has shown that it helps the body burn more fat when combined with a low calorie diet.

• How does HCG work?
When HCG is combined with a very low calorie diet it releases abnormal fat deposits and makes the fat available for consumption by the body. This enables a person to stick to the diet and lose on average a pound of fat per day.

• If on a very low calorie diet, won't I lose weight no matter what? If so, why is HCG needed?
Yes, you would have some weight loss with just a low calorie diet. However, you would not have the energy to maintain your activities of daily living like work and taking care of a family, etc. But with HCG your body will be getting all the calories it needs to function as your fat is burned. Secondly, a low calorie diet alone does not distinguish between structural tissue, muscle and fat. You would be burning structural and normal fat, not the abnormal fat that you need to lose. In pregnancy, HCG is excreted by the placenta and supplies the necessary calories from the fat that is stored in the fat cells.

• What is the difference between structural, normal and abnormal fat?
Structural Fat:
This kind of fat fills the gaps between various organs— a sort of packing material. Structural Fat also performs the important functions of bedding the kidneys in soft elastic tissue, protecting the coronary arteries and keeping the skin both smooth and taut. It also provides the springy cushion of hard fat under the bones of the feet, without which we couldn’t walk. An excess of this fat cannot produce obesity. This is the fat that is needed for our bodies.

Normal Fat:
This is the fuel upon which the body can freely draw from when the intestinal nutritional requirement demands it. Such Normal Fat is deposited all over the body. An excess of this fat can’t produce obesity.

Abnormal Fat:
This is the bad accumulation of fat that an overweight person carries. It is deposited all over the body and is most frequently accumulated on the hips, buttocks, stomach, arms, face, etc. Although Abnormal Fat is a potential reserve for body fuel, it is not available to the body in a nutritional emergency as is Normal Fat.

• Is it safe to use hormones for weight reduction?
Yes, most definitely. Hormones are essential for human life. The body uses hundreds of different hormones at a time. Again, keep in mind that HCG is a product of nature, around since the beginning of all humanity with the very first pregnancy. It is not at all a new concept or substance. The amount of HCG recommended for fat reduction is a mere fraction of what is present during pregnancy.

• What makes this protocol (diet) different from everything else that’s offered?
There are three things that this protocol does that others don’t seem to have:
1) It adjusts your metabolism so that you shouldn’t gain the weight back after completion. (You must limit white sugar and white flour and adjust your eating habits to maintain the weight elimination).
2) It targets the reserve “trouble” spots or abnormal fat and releases them to be burned.
3) The skin will almost always retract as you eliminate the fat, even after eliminating very large amounts.

• Will I eliminate exactly one pound every day while on the program?
No. Most clients tend to eliminate about a pound of fat a day on average however the weight elimination does not always happen evenly. Some clients may notice a “lull” or a span of a few days where little to no weight elimination occurs. Most clients often notice quick weight elimination after a lull period. Even in cases where a lull may occur, our clients still seem to eliminate inches.

• If I only want to eliminate 5-10 pounds, can I still complete the program?
Yes. If you only need to eliminate a small amount of weight, there aren’t as many “abnormal fat reserves” available in your body so you may experience more hunger. However, we have had several clients participate who only needed to eliminate a small amount of weight with tremendous success. They are very happy at how their abnormal fat pockets are eliminated.

• How long have people been using HCG for weight loss?
Dr. Simeon started using this in the 1950’s and Dr’s have been using it since then. Until recently it has only been available in the United States through Medical Doctors and has been administered through injections.

• How will it make me feel?
Clients claim to feel more healthy, alive and invigorated than they have in years.

• How long until results appear?
After just one week of HCG, your body will begin to reveal the sleek and toned appearance you have been looking for. HCG diet makeover will change your looks and your life forever. Many lose over 10 pounds their first week and several inches.

Can both men and women take it?
Yes, it has been used with equally good results in both men and women.

• Who can take Homeopathic HCG?

Anyone age 16 and over can take Homeopathic HCG, except for the issues listed below. This DOES include men. (Men and women both benefit greatly by using HCG.) As with any diet plan check with your doctor.

The following exceptions are:
Cancer and or Tumors
Large uterine fibroids
Gallbladder colic or attacks--need to resolve dietary issues and stop the acute gallbladder attacks first.
Heart disease--need to be stable and have clear ECG for three months prior to treatment, and periodically during treatment, and obtain approval of cardiologist.
Fractures that are healing--wait until healed to start. Fractures during the program are handled on a case-by-case basis.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Indiana Colts Dwight Freeney Using Chiropractic To Heal Ankle

Dwight Freeney's ankle injury is a major story leading into this weekend's superbowl. Though the Colts have kept their cards close to the chest on the whole matter, some details have leaked as to what they are doing to treat the issue. We do know that the Colts are very active with their treatments and Freeney is using some methods that have helped him in the past. The main one is Dr. Leon Mellman, Freeney's Chiropractor, is making sure not only his ankle is getting the proper care, but is also monitoring how his newly guarded walk is effecting the rest of his body. Most notably how his lower back could be adversely affected due to his newly acquired limp. Freeney's injury is being treated as any other low ankle sprain would be in the NFL with some minor tweaks. Although he was seen in a boot very recently, he spoke openly about keeping the motion in the ankle joint to promote healing. Very recently this became common place in joint surgeries; where immediately following the surgery, the joint is put into passive motion to prevent adhesion buildup and promote a quicker recovery. Freeney was spotted walking the beach without his boot on, most likely advised by team doctors for the same reason: a quicker recovery.

Author: John Cybulski
Source: February 4, 2010.
Copyright: Houston Sports Medicine Examiner. 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

7 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

1. Watch What You Weigh

According to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), approximately 100,500 cancers that strike Americans annually are the result of excess body fat, underscoring the central role that overweight and obesity play in the development of cancer (and in the ability to survive the disease). According to the AICR, the estimated number of cancers linked to excess body fat include 49 percent of endometrial cancers (20,700 cases/year), 35 percent of esophageal cancers (5,800 cases/year), 28 percent of pancreatic cancers (11,900 cases/year), 24 percent of kidney cancers (13,900 cases/year), 21 percent of gallbladder cancers (2,000 cases/year), 17 percent of breast cancers (33,000 cases/year), and 9 percent of colorectal cancers (13,200 cases/year).

Laurence Kolonel, deputy director of the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii and an AICR expert panel member, in an article published on the AICR Web site in November 2009, emphasized this connection: "We now know that carrying excess body fat plays a central role in many of the most common cancers. And it's clearer than ever that obesity's impact is felt before, during and after cancer - it increases risk, makes treatment more difficult and shortens survival."

2. Think Natural (Not Chemical)

An October 2009 report by the American Cancer Society's Cancer and the Environment Subcommittee advises the public to minimize exposure to known carcinogens (cancer-causing substances), calling for new strategies to more effectively and efficiently screen chemicals. The subcommittee's initiative focuses on environmental hazards that have emerged as a result of the industrialization of the early 20th century, including naturally occurring substances that were first mined for industrial use, such as asbestos and uranium, to products extracted from natural sources, such as benzene from petroleum, to newly created substances such as vinyl chloride.

In CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, Elizabeth T.H. Fontham, national volunteer president of the ACS and professor and dean at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, explains that while "exposure levels to environmental pollution to the general public are typically far lower than the levels associated with the proven cancer risks shown in occupational or other settings ... these low-level exposures do cause us concern because of the multiplicity of substances, the fact that many exposures are out of the public's control, and the potential that even low-level exposures contribute to the cancer burden when large numbers of people are exposed."

3. High Cholesterol Is Not Your Friend

A recent large-scale study, results of which were published in November 2009, suggests that a person's risk of cancer may be significantly lower when cholesterol levels are kept low.

Demetrius Albanes, from the National Cancer Institute, and colleagues studied data collected on 29,093 men enrolled in the Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention Study, reviewing more than 18 years of data. While the researchers found that cholesterol levels below 200 milligrams per deciliter were associated with an 18 percent higher overall risk of cancer, that increased risk applied only to cases diagnosed in the early years of the study (suggesting patients may have already been in the early stages of cancer or been otherwise predisposed to develop cancer). On the other hand, higher levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (known as the "good" cholesterol because of its ability to remove cholesterol and plaque from the bloodstream) were associated with a 14 percent lower risk of all cancers over the entire study period.

4. Take Your Dentist's Advice

Advanced gum disease is linked to increased head and neck cancers, according to Mine Tezal, from State University of New York, Buffalo, and his research team, who assessed the effect of advanced gum disease (chronic periodontitis) on the prevalence of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). The link between gum disease and cancer was strongest among people with cancers of the mouth, followed by cancers of the oropharynx and larynx. The team commented: " This study suggests that chronic periodontitis is an independent risk factor for HNSCC. These results have implications for practical and safe strategies for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of [head and neck cancers]."

5. Avoid Dietary No-No's

Acrylamide, a probable human carcinogen, is formed most notably when foods high in starches (potatoes, for example) are cooked at high temperatures (such as fried, roasted, baked or toasted). Increased dietary intake of acrylamide may raise the risk of endometrial cancer by 29 percent and ovarian cancer by 78 percent. Janneke Hogervorst and fellow researchers from Maastricht University (Netherlands) analyzed data from more than 62,000 women for more than 11 years, finding that when average acrylamide intake was 8.9 mcg per day, the highest intake, at 40.2 mcg per day, was associated with the greatest increases in risks of both endometrial and ovarian cancers.

In a separate study led by Henrik Frandsen, from the Technical University of Denmark, researchers found a direct association between acrylamide and an increased risk of breast cancer. The team showed that the risk of breast cancer doubles with a 10-fold increase in the levels of acrylamide in hemoglobin. The study also showed a stronger association for estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer with increased blood levels of acrylamide.

A diet high in red meats and processed meats appears to be another dietary no-no, according to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The study, involving over 175,000 men, suggests that men who eat a lot of red meat and processed meats may have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer, as compared to those who limit their consumption of such foods.

Rashmi Sinha, from the National Cancer Institute, and colleagues studied 175,343 U.S. men, ages 50 to 71 years, for nine years. The team found that men who ate the most red and processed meats had an elevated risk of developing any stage of prostate cancer, but advanced cancer in particular. The researchers also speculate that grilling and barbecuing red meat may be particularly connected to prostate cancer risk, as high-heat cooking produces certain chemicals, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heterocyclic amines, that are known to cause cancer in animals.

6. Sugar and Spice Is Nice

Irish researchers have determined that curcumin, an extract found in the curry spice turmeric, promotes death of cancer cells. In a lab model of esophageal cancer, Sharon McKenna, from Cork Cancer Research Centre at the University College Cork and Mercy University Hospital (Ireland) and fellow researchers have found that curcumin, an extract found in the bright yellow curry spice turmeric, causes the cells to digest themselves.

In an article in the October 2009 issue of the British Journal of Cancer, the team observed: "Curcumin can induce cell death by a mechanism that is not reliant on apoptosis induction, and thus represents a promising anticancer agent for prevention and treatment of oesophageal cancer."

Another study suggests that certain compounds in pomegranate, a rich source of antioxidants, inhibit a liver enzyme and thus may confer beneficial effects against prostate cancer development. In a study led by Daneel Ferreira, from the University of Mississippi, researchers performed an in vitro experiment that found that two antioxidants present in pomegranates, punicalagins and punicalins, have the potential to inhibit a specific enzyme known to contribute to prostate cancer.

7. Live the Good Life

Duke University researchers confirm that there are indeed certain lifestyle behaviors that help prevent cancer. In a study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Seventh Annual International Conference in Cancer Prevention Research in 2008, Igor Akushevich and colleagues reported an association between cigarette smoking with lung cancer, and that circulatory disease and diabetes increase the risk of breast cancer while immune diseases increase the risk of prostate cancer. (All three of these conditions have been linked, at least in some cases, to poor lifestyle behaviors including poor diet, lack of exercise, etc.) The researchers also found that moderate physical activity decreased cancer risk, particularly for colon and prostate cancer, and that general optimism in life was associated with a lowered cancer risk.

What's more, Earl Ford, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and colleagues studied data from 23,153 German men and women, ages 35 to 65 years, who participated in the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition-Potsdam study. The researchers found that four lifestyle factors -- never smoking, body mass index (BMI) of 30 or less, exercising 3.5 hours a week, and eating a healthy diet - slashed the risk of cancer, as well as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, by a staggering 80 percent.

Don't Wait Until It's Too Late

The bottom line is that a healthy lifestyle is important not only for reducing your risk of developing cancer, but also for protecting against numerous other life-robbing conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. So, how many of the seven anti-cancer behaviors mentioned in this article are a part of your regular routine? If the answer is less than seven, you're not doing all you can to protect yourself. It may not seem all that important now, but think how you'll feel if cancer strikes you or a member of your family. Why risk having that happen? Now is the time to improve your health and help ensure a long, healthy life free of cancer and other diseases.

Understanding Golf Injuries and How to Prevent Them

To Your Health!

Needless to say that's a considerable amount of potential injuries from an activity that doesn't involve any contact with another player! The good news is that by understanding the proper (and improper) way to swing an golf club and which exercises can prepare your body for injury-free golf, you can enjoy one of America's favorite leisure-time activities day after day, year after year.

Other Ways to Reduce Injury Risk: Stretching and Cooldown

Stretching and massage techniques can also help prevent injury. Always warm up before stretching to bring blood flow to the area. The analogy I like to use involves noodles: When you take noodles out of a package, the noodles are stiff and breakable; but place them in boiling water and they become flexible. A good way to warm up before a round of golf is to take a brisk walk and/or get a quick massage that includes techniques and stretches to increase range of motion. [Chiropractic flexion/extension and other techniques can also increase blood flow and improve range of motion, and many chiropractors now have massage therapists on staff.]

The right way to stretch: If you, as the golfer, prefer to do the warm-up and then stretch, you can begin with three sets of 10-15 deep knee bends [squats] and then walk a quarter of a mile. Next, perform a series of stretches. Reciprocal inhibition stretches, performed by stretching to a level at which your body innately says stop, is effective for increasing range of motion without overstretching and injuring yourself. When you reach the point at which your body says stop, contract the opposite muscle [antagonist muscle] and hold the contraction for several seconds; then release. There should be an increase in of range of motion Now hold the new position for at least 30 seconds, then move on to your next stretch.

You can also go to the end of the stretch without pulling the muscle, just like reciprocal inhibition, but instead of contracting the opposite muscle, you contract the muscle you are stretching (known as the synergist muscle), hold for several seconds, and then drop down further into the stretch and hold for 30 seconds.

I recommend toe-touch stretches and side stretches. When doing the toe-touch stretch, you must keep a flat back. Do not round your back. When you drop down into the stretch, contract your gluteus maximus and hold the contraction for 6-7 seconds, then breathe and release and you will find yourself falling deeper into the stretch. Note: It is important to never hold your breath even during an Isometric contraction and always feel your breath releasing in and out of your nose, not your mouth. You should also breathe deeply through your diaphragm. The toe-touch stretch will increase flexibility in the hamstrings. Place one arm over you head and bend to the side to do the side stretch. Do this stretch in increments. Example: Go as far as possible without pulling the muscle, then contract the gluteus maximus muscle for several seconds; then release and drop into the stretch, holding for 30 seconds. Repeat 2-3 times on each side.

Cooling down after playing: It is imperative to do some simple breathing and stretching exercises after golfing. Example: Lie flat on your back and tuck your knees to your chest and breathe; hold for 30 seconds. Extend your arm in the supine position [palm up], grab your finger tips and pull your hand down; again, hold for 30 seconds. Next, extend your arm in the prone position (palm down) and grab your fingertips and pull toward you from the bottom position. Hold for 30 seconds. These simple exercises are essential to injury prevention following each round of golf, practice session, etc.

Injuries can happen at any time in any sport, but following these suggestions can certainly help you avoid severe and permanent injuries whenever you're golfing. Always consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program, and check with a golf professional to ensure your swing mechanics aren't putting you at risk for injury. After all, if you're going to golf, why not stay healthy enough to enjoy it?

The Golf Swing: Exercises for Injury Prevention

Let's analyze the golf swing for a minute. There are actually three phases to the golf swing, each of which can cause injury if executed incorrectly. Additionally, there are specific exercises you can perform to help reduce your risk of hurting yourself during that particular swing phase.

Phase 1: Take-Away. The take-away consists of the set-up movement to the top of the back swing. During this phase, the most common potential injuries involve the thumb and wrist, particularly on the lead hand. Here is an effective workout for the muscles of the wrist, hand and forearm. To begin, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart holding a 5-pound dumbbell in your right hand. Keeping your arm to your side and using only your wrist, raise the dumbbell as high as you can and lower it as far as you can. Do two sets of 25 reps. Next, do another two sets of 25 reps, but while moving your wrist from side to side as far as you can. Repeat this entire workout with the dumbbell in your left hand.

An advanced workout for your wrists would be to take a barbell/dumbbells with a weight you can handle, anywhere from 10-45 pounds, and do three exercises (known as a "tri-set") back to back to back without rest. Start with your feet shoulder width apart and grab the weight with your hands facing down, shoulder-width apart, held which each thumb. Reverse curl the weight up toward your body, flexing the forearm as you finish the movement at the top. Do 10 reps.

Next, hold the weight behind you, palms facing up and even with your gluteus maximus (your buttocks). The back of your hand should be touching the top of your buttocks. Raise the weight as high as you can without moving your arms; use your wrist only for 10 reps.

Finally, sit down on the bench and rest your forearms on your thighs. Do not allow your wrists to rest on your knees. Hold the weight with your palms up and move only your wrist vertically for 10 reps. Do not rest and perform another tri-set, but this time do 12 reps, and then finish the last set with 15 reps. Another option is to pyramid: increase the amount of weight while decreasing the number of repetitions. For example: 10 pounds for 15 reps, 12 pounds for 12 reps, and 15 pounds for 10 reps. There is an inverse relationship at play here: As you add more weight, you do less reps.

Phase 2: Impact. The next phase of the swing is the impact, which consists of the downswing and impact with the ball. The most common injuries during this phase are attributable to stress on the back knee and compression forces acting on both wrists. Additionally, the lead elbow and hand/wrist are often hurt during impact.

In terms of exercises that can help prevent these injuries, leg extensions/leg curls and abduction/adduction exercises (almost all fitness clubs have equipment for these types of exercises), along with regular stretching and massage, are extremely effective for the legs. Triceps pushdowns using a reverse grip with the hands up is an excellent exercise for the triceps and will help to prevent injury to the elbows. High-intensity training (one set to muscle exhaustion for each exercise, using slow, deliberate movements) works well and is a safe method of training for all the exercises above. For the legs, do 15-20 reps; for the triceps/elbows, do 8-12 reps.

Phase 3: Follow-Through. Finally, there is the follow-through after impact. During this phase there is abdominal torque and risk of spinal injury. I recommend training the oblique muscles (essentially the sides of the abdomen) using a trunk rotation machine, twisting slowly in a circular fashion for 20-25 reps, and a lower back extension machine for 15-20 reps. Do not use heavy weights for these exercises and make sure to do them slowly and eliminate momentum. These exercises will help strengthen the core muscles and help prevent back injuries.


A Recipe for Disaster

Why are so many golfers are injured every year - 27 million injuries annually, according to some estimates? Here's what Jeff Blanchard, DC, a chiropractor and golf professional who specializes in preventing and treating golf injuries, has to say on the subject: "The average [amateur] has no warm-up or stretching protocols for golf. They are swinging the club with violent, intermittent effort. If ever there were a recipe for injury, this would be it. In addition to intermittent "grip it and rip it" golf swings, many have varied amounts of pre-existing postural dysfunction and poor flexibility. When you add it all up, it's no wonder so many amateur golfers become injured. They are suffering from repetitive strain injuries due to lack of flexibility, postural instability and poor swing mechanics."