Monday, June 25, 2012

Young athletes need chiropractic care too

Young athletes need chiropractic care too

Have you ever gotten injured while playing sports? Hurts pretty bad, right? Young athletes get injured as well but we assume they are okay because kids bounce back from injuries much quicker than adults. It is important for young athletes to get “checked out” after a sports injury as well as a playground injury. Headaches, low back pain, shoulder, knee, ankle injuries and even broken bones do not manifest the same as adults.

Here are 5 reasons to get your young athlete checked out chiropractically:

1. Dysfunctional movement patterns – When you have an injured joint or muscle your body compensates for that injury. An awkward movement pattern leads to wear and tear on the body that can lead to early onset arthritis.

2. Pain is the last symptom to show up and the first thing to go away. This means that the dysfunction is there before the pain shows up, unless it was a traumatic injury, and they can be painfree even if the dysfunction is still there.

3. Kids don’t always complain. It can be confusing to a child who doesn’t understand what is going on. They may think it is more important to play than to possibly be taken out of the activity. Having pain does not mean they have to ride the bench.

4. It keeps them at optimum performance. Take a javelin thrower. If he or she has an irregular movement pattern in their elbow then they won’t be able to throw as far.

5. Increasing frequency and intensity to become more competitive. Help your child transition from rec league to a more competitive league.

Remember your young athlete is NOT a mini adult athlete! Girls grow until about age 18 and boys grow until about age 21. This means they still have a lot of cartilage and growth plates in their bones and not all their bones fused together either. With growing concern over concussions and the long term effects of concussions it is important to have your child checked out regularly and especially during an injury.

If you child athlete needs a check up, Please feel free to call my office! 702-248-6292

Thank you for reading!

Dr. Jon Wise

The Webster Technique and Pregnancy

The Webster Technique
Brought to you by Dr. Jon Wise

Are you pregnant? Do you know someone who is pregnant? The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and chiropractic adjustment that a Webster certified chiropractor uses in order to reduce to effects of a misalignment of the sacrum and the sacroiliac joint. When the sacrum is misaligned, it causes tightening of the pelvic muscles and ligaments. When the muscles and ligaments are tense and tight, it can cause constraining effects on the uterus which can prevent the baby from assuming the best possible position for birth. Dr. Larry Webster discovered a technique as a safe way to restore proper pelvic function for pregnant mothers, by reducing interference to the nerve systems. Reducing intrauterine constraint lets the baby get into the best possible position for birth. Some common symptoms during pregnancy that may indicate a sacrum or sacroiliac dysfunction are (but are not limited to) low back pain, sciatic and leg pain, and pubic bone pain.

In expecting mothers with a breech presenting baby, there has been a high reported success rate of the baby turning to vertex position. It is also successfully used in babies presenting transverse, posterior, or in pregnancies with twins. Correct positioning of the baby can affect the outcome of the birth by possibly having shorter labors, preventing dystocia (difficult birth), and may decrease undue stress on the babies developing spine and nervous system.

It is recommended that this technique be used throughout pregnancy to detect imbalances early and optimize pelvic biomechanics in preparation for a safer, easier birth. It is utilized early in the pregnancy to minimize the possibility of the baby to assume improper position. Because of the changing body biomechanics, pregnant women should have regular chiropractic appointments throughout their pregnancy and beyond.

Besure to make your appointments today!

Thank you,
Dr. Jon Wise
702-248-6292



A well adjusted child!

A well adjusted child!

One of the most common questions we get is, “Why should I get my child adjusted?”. There are many different answers to that question and the answer depends on your particular situation. However, there are a few guidelines that all parents can follow.

1. Pregnant mothers: Mothers should be seen throughout their pregnancy to assure that their baby is in the best position possible to avoid intrauterine constraint. It is important to maintain balance in the mother’s pelvis because this is the passageway for the baby. The diameter of the woman’s pelvis is decreased when the sacrum is displaced as well. These changes in the spine and pelvis can also cause an imbalance in the muscles and ligaments. When the pelvis is in alignment, the uterus is able to grow with the growing baby. If the bones are out of alignment, the uterus will not be supported the way it is intended to be. This will reduce the amount of room for the baby. This can affect the baby’s developing spine and skull. This can also prevent the baby from getting into the best possible position for birth. When baby is in the best possible position (vertex, occiput anterior), labors tend to be shorter, less painful (yes, there is such a thing), and less medical interventions are needed. The Webster technique is used by a Certified chiropractor to make sure the pelvis, muscles, and ligament are all doing what they need to be doing.

2. Newborn: The newborn baby should be brought in as soon as possible after birth. Imagine the pressure birth can cause to the developing head and spine. Even in the most natural, non-traumatic birth, it is still traumatic. Some things baby might experience that chiropractic can help are:difficulty nursing (difficulty with latch, not wanting to nurse on both sides). Craniosacral therapy can be very helpful with this too.

Colic
Torticollis (often is seen when the baby is around 2 months old due to muscles developing. However, the damage is usually in utero)
Difficulty sleeping
Wellness/sickness-chiropractic can help the developing nervous system. Having regular chiropractic care can help the body to fight off sickness.

3. Infants: any new milestone. Holding up head, rolling over, sitting up, crawling, walking. These are all essential to the developing spine and it is important that it is happening to a well adjusted spine.

Torticollis
Difficulty sleeping
Wellness/sickness- ear infections, viruses.
Acid reflux
Spitting up
Constipation

4. Childhood

Trips and falls
Other trauma: motor vehicles accidents; etc
Wellness care- every 4-6 weeks it is important to get your child checked. They may not always need an adjustment. This should occur more often during a sickness or injury
Difficulty sleeping
Bed wetting
Headaches
Anger
Developmental difficulties
Constipation
Asthma

Schedule your children for a consultation today!!!
Feel free to call Dr. Wise at 702-248-6292 or visit our website at www.wisechiropractor.com 

Proven Benefits of Movement and Energy Expenditure


Proven Benefits of Movement and Energy Expenditure

• Prevent up to 91% of cases of type 2 diabetes and obesity (obesity and diabetes cost 519 MILLION DOLLARS per DAY!! in the U.S.)
• Prevent up to 50% of all cases of heart disease (heart disease alone kills 950,000 people per year, accounts for 41% of all deaths and costs 501 MILLION DOLLARS per DAY!! in the U.S.)
• Reduce risk of stroke by 25-30%
• Prevent up to 50% of all stroke deaths
• Reduce congestive heart disease deaths by 63%
• Reduce hospital readmission for heart failure patients by 71%
• Normalize blood pressure
• Reduce risk of developing high blood pressure
• Restore/maintain heart and blood vessel health
• Restore/maintain normal cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
• Reduce breast cancer by up to 60%
• Reduce pancreatic cancer in overweight people by up to 50%
• Reduce lung cancer in smokers by up to 72%
• Reduce melanoma cases by up to 72%
• Prevent up to 50% of colon cancer
• Reduce risk of and improve rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
• Prevent osteoporosis (just the fractures from osteoporosis costs $38 MILLION per DAY in U.S.)
• Increase new bone formation
• Increase strength, flexibility, balance
• Decrease gall bladder removal by 20%
• Decrease gallstone formation
• Improve digestion and decrease indigestion
• Improve bowel function and elimination
• Increase immune system function
• Increase macrophage (anti-tumor) activity and antioxidant levels
• Decrease all cause mortality by 67% in general population
• Decrease all cause mortality by 50% in 61-81 year-olds
• Prevent up to 47% of cognitive impairment
• Prevent up to 62% Alzheimer’s and 52% of dementia
• Significantly improve physical function in older adults
• Decrease chance of ever being in a nursing home
• Decrease rate of aging
• Enhance learning capacity by up to 12 TIMES!
• Increase serotonin levels (‘feel-good’ hormone)
• Decrease depression by 20% (including relapses)
• Increase Growth and Healing Hormones
• Decrease stress and body breakdown hormones

Roberts, C.K. & Barnard, J.B. Effects of exercise and diet on chronic disease. 2005 J. Appl Physiol 98 3-30.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Vaccination Information on the resent rise in whooping cough...

Response to Alternative vaccine schedules leave many babies unprotected that was created by a Dr. Lisa Dana who states that un-vaccinated/delayed vaccinated children is the cause for the resent rise in whooping cough. http://blogs.babycenter.com/mom_stories/06182012alternative-vaccine-schedules-leave-many-babies-unprotected/

NVIC Response:
For parents researching the issue of vaccine safety there seems to be a huge disconnect between the well defined gaps in vaccine safety science and what they hear from CDC, AAP and pediatricians in terms of vaccine safety and the real threat from many of our vaccine preventable diseases.

Vaccines, like any pharmaceutical product, most certainly involve risks both known and unknown. Informed consent to medical risk taking is a human right. You have the right to be fully informed about the benefits and risks of pharmaceutical products – like vaccines – and be allowed to make a voluntary choice about whether or not to take the risk without being punished for it.

The Institute of Medicine issued an historic report last year that acknowledged there is not enough quality vaccine science in the medical literature to determine whether or not many of the vaccines routinely given to children and adults cause more than 100 different types of brain and immune system dysfunction. IOM found that, out of 158 serious brain and immune system disorders reportedly associated with eight different commonly used vaccines, there were either no studies or too few methodologically sound studies to make a causation determination either way for 135 (85%) of them. These are serious inflammatory brain and immune system disorders and range from heart and blood disorders to strokes, sudden infant death syndrome, asthma, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, GBS, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, diabetes and encephalitis that can lead to seizures, learning disabilities and autism. For more information on the IOM Vaccine Safety Review and public comment made by Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information center please use the following link. Until these types of well defined gaps in our vaccine safety knowledge are filled, vaccine rates will, likely, continue to drop.
http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.nvic.org/PDFs/IOM/NVIC-BLF-IOM-Stmt-2-2012.aspx&sa=U&ei=la-aT4AXi6zwBKnDjYMP&ved=0CAUQFjAA&client=internal-uds-cse&usg=AFQjCNEV7s7m0vSwqu9JKpfMQKbpSXHV4g

As to pertussis outbreaks, a 2010 CA study shows that the majority of cases of pertussis/whooping cough were among fully the vaccinated.

[Witt had expected to see the illnesses center around unvaccinated kids, knowing they are more vulnerable to the disease."We started dissecting the data. What was very surprising was the majority of cases were in fully vaccinated children. That's what started catching our attention," said Witt.] http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/03/us-whoopingcough-idUSBRE8320TM20120403

For a commentary on Whooping Cough Outbreaks and Vaccine Failures go to; http://www.nvic.org/NVIC-Vaccine-News/July-2010/Whooping-Cough-Outbreaks-Vaccine-Failures.aspx

National Vaccine Information Center – Your Health. Your Family. Your Choice. http://www.nvic.org

Dr. Jon Wise says:
June 18, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Dr. Dana,

First and foremost, None of your claims that unvax children or delayed vaxed children are the issues with childrens health have any validity. Look into those figures some more and you will find that most, if not all of those cases of pertussis/whooping cough where in the vaxed kids, not the un-vaxed kids. Like most of your outbreaks, they are in the vaxed group of kids… (here is an enlightment folks… The vaccines gives you the virus and it tanks your natural immune system…)

The decline in Whooping Cough mortality was part of a general trend and had little or nothing to do with the introduction of vaccination. Ask any public health expert and they will tell you that whooping cough like most incidences of child hood viral infections where going away with better public health standards, meaning that we starting to wash our hands, we stopped peeing and pooping in our water supplys and we created technology called things like the fridge!

Vaccine injuries is a serious threat! The risks have outweighed the very little potentially positive gains that the drug companies have staked their claim on… So please dont trash wakefield, did he fudged his research more then what the drug companies have been doing for years? No… The same research that the drug companies are using to support their propaganda and continue the dogma over vaccines are based off a false research design. I have read the methology section very carefully, number one, THERE ARE NO VALID CHILDRENS RESEARCH FOR VACCINES (Like all drugs used on children)! It is unethical for any drug company to preform randomized control trial with vaccines and injecting viruses into children. Meaning the most of those studies are on animals, not humans… We do not react the same way, nor do we get the same viruses as animals…

Facts: Over $2 billion has been awarded by the federal government to children and adults injured by vaccines and the list keeps growing! (figure from 2008)

More of the story is that I can type up lots of research to support the vaccines is causing alot of the downfall of human existance… DO NOT JUST TAKE A PERSONS WORD JUST BECAUSE THEY HAVE AN M.D. BEHIND THEIR NAMES… M.D.’s are trained a certain way that goes agaist nature… They just retell what they were told/brainwashed mainly by the writers their guidelines for drugs, which happens to be the drug companies…

If you choose to vaccinate your kids, do so, but at least know 100% of the information… that way if your kids have the inital severe reaction, its your fault because you where warned… When your kids are older and become grown-ups and they start developing severe health issues now being linked to childhood vaccines, please dont blame the genes (which have not changed in the last 40,000 years). Please tell your kids to blame you because you made that choice for them.

If you choose not to vaccinate your kids, its still your choice! Please know why you are making this choice so that you can inform all the people in your near future that will have issues with your decision. I hate it when I talk with patient who do not vax their kids and they dont know how to combact the dogma.

If you are a new parent thinking of “do I or do I not”, Please talk with holistic professionals like D.C.’s, Holistic MD’s, Midwives, and doulas just to name a few to get the anti-vax and the vax part and then talk with the common pediatrician to get the vaxed part (since very few will give you the anti-vaxed part)… see who presents the research do you unstead of using their authority to scare you into an one sided decision.

Just to let you know as well, I know many many medical pediatricians who personally DO NOT Vaccinate their children, but still insist that their little patients have their full vaccines, because they make a shit load of money off of it!

http://wisechiropractic.blogspot.com/2012/03/vaccines-did-not-save-us-2-centuries-of.html

Dr. Ryan says:
This isn’t a thorough citation but enough to get the point across.
Over 50% of children under 12 years have chronic illness including: asthma, allergies, obesity etc. A statistic that has double in the US over the last decade.
JAMA. 2010;303(7):623-630. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.104

1:88 children in the US suffer from an autism spectrum disorder. Increasing from 1:110 since 2010. More than 10 times the average compared to the rest of the world
JAMA. 2010;303(7):602-602. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.113

Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders — CDC, March 2012
US ranks 34 for infant mortality rates. US ranks 51 for maternal mortality rates. US ranks 31 overall for health care in 2012. One of the worst of any industrialized nation.

WHO statistics.
US vaccination schedule doubles that of almost all other industrialized nations.
Vaccine Schedules, Autism Rates, and Under 5 Mortality, Generation Rescue, April 2009

So in short, our vaccine schedule is more than double most industrialized nations. Our mothers and children are having severe health crisis. All chronic illness seems to be increasing at alarming rates and begining very early. Yet people and their physicians still wonder why patients are skeptical…

Furthermore, how Physicians can deny the obvious startles me most. It should be obvious there are real issues in our health care practices. Especially considering critical thinking skills are the staple of medical training. Maybe the real question should be, is standing outside the box too dangerous or too difficult for most allopaths?

Monday, June 11, 2012

The cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care vs. medical care

The cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care vs. medical care

Monday, June 11, 2012 by: Dr. Daniel Zagst


Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/036129_chiropractic_medical_care_cost_effectiveness.html#ixzz1xY85lrLV

With a shaky economy and the unknown future of healthcare in the US, consumers need better options in relieving pain and promoting health. A visit to a medical office for neck or low back pain can quickly progress to medication dependence and thousands of dollars in medical expenses. Chiropractic care is growing in popularity due to its approach to wellness and prevention healthcare, not reaction medicine. As more research reveals the cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care for treating neuromusculoskeletal complaints such as neck and low back pain, more insurances are including it as a covered benefit, and more medical doctors are referring their patients to chiropractors for relief.

Medical care is expensive!

An average visit to a medical office ranges from $60 to $300+ depending on the doctor and nature of the visit. Even with insurance coverage, a deductible or large co-pay can quickly add up to a deep hole in your wallet. You leave the office only to go to a pharmacy to purchase prescription medications that may be harmful and/or addictive. By the end of it all, you owe about $1000 to the medical office because you hurt your back gardening last weekend. The pain medication eases the pain, but does not address the underlying injury by masking it. Once the medication is gone, the pain comes back, and long story short you become addicted to medication. This may sound all too familiar to you or someone you know. For many people this is their current situation, the insurance companies continue to pay pharmaceutical companies to keep producing chemicals to keep up the addiction rates, a vicious cycle.

The opposite view of healthcare

Same situation, but instead of seeing your family doctor for the pain, you decide to see a chiropractor. A typical visit at a chiropractic office costs between $30 and $60. Many chiropractors offer a free or discounted examination and x-rays, something you will never see at a medical office. The chiropractor's goal is to get you out of pain AND fix the underlying issue so the pain doesn't return. Since chiropractors do not use harmful medications, the pain relief may not be instantaneous, and can be discouraging to those looking for a "quick-fix." Initial treatment periods may last a few weeks but the overall cost of care still remains much less than going to see a medical doctor.

Chiropractic care saves you money and takes it away from Big Pharma

Recent research has been examining the cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care among other natural alternatives (physiotherapy, acupuncture, massage) versus conventional medicine. A 2012 systemic review found spinal manipulation therapy to be more cost-effective for neck and low back pain when compared with general practitioner care, physiotherapy or exercise. A study in 2007 compared care costs of a patient under the direction of a chiropractor as their primary care physician (PCP) versus a medical doctor. After 70,000 member-months spanning a 7-year period, hospital admission costs were decreased by 60.2 percent, cost of days spent in the hospital were decreased by 59.0 percent, and outpatient surgeries and procedures were down by 62.0 percent. If these numbers were not astonishing enough, the costs associated with pharmaceuticals decreased by 85 percent when compared to conventional medically driven care. All of these comparisons were done in the same time frame, geography, and health maintenance organization product.

Get the big picture?

The message would seem to be clear, but only recently have insurance providers and the medical industry began accepting chiropractic care as a viable and cost-effective treatment for neck and low back pain. If you haven't been to a chiropractor, it's time you started. Ask friends and family to refer you to a trusted chiropractor or look-up reviews online for someone in your area. The next time you need to see a doctor, help out your body and your wallet by going to your chiropractor.

Sources for this article include:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22429823
http://www.chiro.org
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3176706/?tool=pmcentrez


Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/036129_chiropractic_medical_care_cost_effectiveness.html#ixzz1xY8HYO7H

Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

By Julie T. Chen, MD

I recently had a patient bring in a large bag of chia seeds and asked if she could take that in her food on a daily basis or was chia seeds just a "fad." Needless to say, she hasn't been the only patient that's brought in chia seeds lately because it seems nowadays everywhere I turn, I see an article or advertisement about chia seeds. 
And the interesting thing about chia seeds is that it is far from being a new trendy food - in fact, it has been around for centuries. Even the Aztecs and Mayans knew about its health benefits and were regularly consumed. So, let's take a look at why it's been such a "fad" for so many societies throughout the centuries.

Chia seeds are high in soluble and insoluble fiber. As we know, fiber has been seen over and over in studies to be beneficial for colon health, weight loss, sugar control, heart disease, and cancers, just to name a few health benefits. Chia seeds also become a gelatinous form after sitting in water for a while so as it becomes that way in our stomach, it keeps us fuller longer. This is similar to the concept of other foods that are higher in fiber; high fiber foods slow digestion and allow us to feel fuller longer and prevent a rapid spike and dip of insulin that makes us feel like we have low blood sugar or feel really hungry.

Another health benefit of chia seeds is that it is rich in nutrients and minerals that help our body function at its optimum. It contains components such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, and niacin, just to name a few examples of ingredients found in this amazing seed that we can incorporate as a part of our daily nutritional needs. Many of these nutrients and minerals are essential for our hormonal functioning, muscle recovery, and even our energy level and blood pressure and cholesterol processing. So, by simply incorporating a spoonful of this into your daily diet, you are in essence taking a spoonful of a variation of Mother Nature's multivitamin.

Finally, chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. As we have heard in the media and from our doctors, omega-3 fatty acids are important in our diet for numerous reasons that include, but are not limited to, healthy skin, memory preservation, heart health, weight maintenance/weight loss, and healthy hair. As you may already know, omega-3 fatty acids should be a part of our daily diet for these and many other health benefit reasons. And because we are all aware of this, but there is growing concern of too much fish consumption due to heavy metal exposure, these plant-based options can be a safer alternative.

For pregnant women who are concerned about consuming a lot of fish due to mercury intake, other safer ways to also increase healthy omega-3 fatty acids in your diet could be through moderate intake of chia seeds or ground flaxseeds. However, because plant-based omega-3 fatty acid components are somewhat different from what you would get in fish, consult your physician about getting the right balance of omega-3's so you can maximize health outcome for yourself and your baby.

So, now that we know chia seeds are a good idea for us as a part of our daily diet, how can we prepare it in our food?

Chia seeds have a nutty flavor that could be used similarly as flaxseed. You can sprinkle it in your cereal or on fruit. You can bake or cook with it as well. Some of my patients like to make their own organic whole grain bread and they will use this as a healthy source of minerals, nutrients, and omega-3 in their bread. You may even want to blend it into home-made hummus or shakes. The options for cooking are endless…and if you are noticing that you are running out of ideas as so many of us do with daily meal preparation…there are fortunately very helpful recipes now available online.
So, as we all continue onwards on our quest to living a healthier life and a diet that is more plant-based, let's keep chia seeds front and center on our mind because its health benefits truly are a gift from Mother Nature.

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions


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Good Health, Nutrition, and Chiropractic Care
For a lucky few, good health just happens. A fortunate combination of genetics and circumstances allows a small number of persons to enjoy high levels of health without having to expend any effort. But for most of us, good health depends on the things we do to maintain this precious resource.
Getting enough rest, doing regular vigorous exercise, and eating high-quality, nutritious food are the cornerstones of good health. Regular chiropractic care is an important part of the mix. Regular chiropractic care helps keep the body's nerve system healthy. This master system helps keep all the other systems functioning at peak levels, and the result is overall health and well-being. In this way, regular chiropractic care helps support all the other action steps we're taking to ensure top levels of health.
We all know we should eat a "good breakfast". Most of us can still hear the voice of our third grade teacher ringing in our ears - "Did everyone eat a good breakfast today?" - the kindly, inquiring tone usually accompanied by a penetrating stare. But as unlikely as it was then that most kids ate a good breakfast, it is even more unlikely now.1 For those of us who are adults, breakfast is frequently a mere cup of coffee. Or possibly a glass of orange juice and a bagel or a muffin. Maybe a "breakfast sandwich" at a fast-food chain. Regardless, not many of our choices can be construed as nutrition that will support us in being the champions that we want to be.

Everyone knows why a good breakfast is important. First, your gas tank is near empty. If you don't refuel, you'll be running on fumes. Every cell in your body requires high-quality nutrition. Most especially, your brain cells and your muscle cells require plenty of glucose. If you don't have enough energy in your fuel tank, your body feels sluggish and your brain feels as if it's trying to swim upstream against a strong current. Worse, you don't have enough cellular energy to sweep away the metabolic end-products that build up from normal functioning. You can't do maintenance and toxins accumulate. Now you need even more energy to deal with the toxic build-up and a vicious circle develops. You feel run-down, you develop muscle tension and a headache, and your whole day starts to deteriorate. This scenario is typical for many people and it continues day after day. Projecting into the future, the long-term results include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and overweight/obesity.2 What can be done?

For those of us who recognize a problem and are willing to take action on our own behalf, the first step is to be willing to actually eat a nutritious breakfast. We want food that will help us be healthy, rather than "food" that instead adds to our health-related problems. If we choose to take such action, we can follow several easy guidelines. An energy-filled breakfast could consist of whole-grain cereals, fruit, cheese, eggs, nuts, and even meat.3 Not all of this, certainly, but enough to make a breakfast consisting of 300 or 400 calories. The prospect seems daunting, particularly when breakfast has been an afterthought for many years. But the process actually becomes easy once you get used to having this meal.

For example, two slices of whole-grain toast plus a tablespoon of peanut butter and a tablespoon of organic jam makes a great breakfast. You've got approximately 300 calories and you're combining protein with complex carbohydrates. Or two scrambled eggs and a side of 1/2 cup of steel-cut oatmeal (that you've prepared overnight) with a tablespoon of honey mixed in. This meal, too, provides approximately 300 calories and an energy-producing combination of protein and complex carbohydrates. When was the last time you just took out the blender and blended almond milk with 2 cups of frozen mixed fruits and berries, raw coconut, almond butter and a banana? It is an exellent breakfast! You get the idea - a creative, attractive small meal that is composed of complex carbohydrates and protein. You've now consumed an energy source that will be "slow-burning" and provide high-quality fuel for the next three to four hours. You're ready to have a great morning of productive activity.
Being healthy takes work. It doesn't happen by chance. Having a good breakfast, a "breakfast of champions", is a key component of this overall, life-affirming process.

1Deshmukh-Taskar PR, et al: The relationship of breakfast skipping and type of breakfast consumption with nutrient intake and weight status in children and adolescents: the National Health and Nutrition. J Am Diet Assoc 110(6):869-878, 2010
2Pereira MA, et al: Breakfast frequency and quality may affect glycemia and appetite in adults and children. J Nutr 141(1):163-168, 2011
3Ratliff J, et al: Consuming eggs for breakfast influences plasma glucose and ghrelin, while reducing energy intake during the next 24 hours in adult men. Nutr Res 30(2):96-103, 2010

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Expensive Medcial Procedures Comparison to Other Nations



Thanks American Allopathic Medicine, the Pharma Companies and American Marketing Advertisement Companies! Tell us we dont have to eat fruits and veggies... Tell us to eat lots of grains and refined carbs... Tell us that foods in a can or a box full of chemicals, heavy metals and high fructose corn surup are great sources of nutrition... Tell us not to work out and stretch all day... Tell us to do what we want without understanding the consequences... AND When out health falls apart from years and years of poor lifestyle choices... You send us Americans to the poor house!

PEOPLE WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you do not want to have any of these procedures or any other invasive medical procedure that will cost lots and lots of your hard earned money, then stop doing the crap that will kill your body with time...

Its a hell of alot cheaper to just eat the right foods, get plenty of exercise and reduce the negative stress affecting your mind and body!!!!!!!!!