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Do You Have a Good Mattress?

A good mattress is so important for your body to get a good night’s rest.  As long as you are comfortable in your bed and you get a good night’s sleep every night, it is a good mattress for you.  When you wake up hurting, you have to wonder if it is your bed that is the cause.  If you are uncertain, go on a weekend vacation to a nice hotel and if you don’t wake up hurting, you have a clue.

A new mattress is a dreaded purchase.  We are afraid we won’t like it.  And then what do you do?  And there are so many to choose from and so many different toppings.  Do we top or not?

I used to love my waterbed.  After a number of years and a number of moves, I decided I didn’t want it anymore because of the EMF’s with the heater.  Of course, you can unplug it at night, but you better remember to plug it back in the next morning.

Another bed that is popular is the air bed.  What is your number?  I know people who love them.  I have slept on them and I had a good night’s sleep.  They are expensive and yet they will last much longer than a regular mattress.

Perhaps the phrase different strokes for different folks was made about choosing a mattress.  I love my mattress and it is a regular mattress without a topping.  Plain Jane!

I’ll tell you a secret.  A mattress consider a mattress only last  7 years.  They do break down over time.  And, each year, your mattress gains about 6-7 pounds.  How?  Your dead skin cells!


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It didn’t take me long in practice to notice certain patterns in people.  One pattern I noticed was associated with smoking marijuana. I would ask my patient if they smoked, and they would say yes.  I told them my findings and it was, of course, it was up to them what course of action they choose to take.

Today people bring me in different CBD oils and I always test them.  I borrow just a bit so I can keep it to test other patients.  I had not seen a CBD oil that I felt tested all that well until recently.  The reason I am interested in this one is because I have yet to find anyone test bad to the product.  Some people test as if they need the product and others just neutral, but I haven’t had anyone test as if it would cause stress.

Most people use the CBD oil for one of three reasons:  pain, anxiety and sleep.  If you have one of those issues and would like for me to test you on this product, remind me to do so on your next appointment.

Although many people still don’t like marijuana, you must remember it is an herb.  Just like anything else, it can be used correctly or incorrectly.  And the truth is, I really do not like seeing people in pain.  In my opinion, it can be a better choice for your body than prescription drugs.

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I’ve had many discussions with patients and friends about fluoride.  How could it be bad if your dentist suggests fluoride treatments?  I never expect a person to simply take my word for a statement I make.  My cousin once asked me, “How do I know you are right?”  You don’t.    Do your own homework.  It is exhausting to have to check everything out, isn’t it?  It is especially exhausting when there are so many “government agencies” that stick with the party line, no matter what evidence is contrary.

First, get a sense of how things are in the world.  How many countries follow the guidelines of the United States?  Not many.  For example, I think there are 40 countries that outlaw GMO’s.  They don’t want them.  But instead, we outlaw labeling GMO’s.  Whether you are a GMO fan or not, doesn’t that sound a bit crazy?  If they were so good for all Americans, why wouldn’t you want to label it so people could identify that wonderful food?  Why would they spend billions to keep them from being labeled?  Good question.  And there are countries who have banned the use of fluoride.  They have their reasons.

Fluoride is a neurotoxin.  Neuro means brain.  Toxin means it is bad for it.  You decide.

I remember a book that made a big impact on me when it came out.  It is, ”The Fluoride Deception,” by Christopher Bryson.  That book is a great place to start because it starts at the beginning and gives names, dates and places of what led to adding fluoride to the water.

You might want to look up dental fluorosis.  Some people have white splotches in their teeth and that is because they had too much fluoride when the enamel on their teeth was forming.  Teeth can actually be damaged.

Then there is skeletal fluorosis.  When people have skeletal fluorosis, often looking at an x-ray you don’t know if they have excessive calcium deposits or if it is fluoride.  It looks like arthritis.  And, if bad, it can cause pain and damage to your bones and joints.

So why do we put fluoride in our water and toothpaste?  Oh yeah, it will help the teeth, but do you really want to compromise all of your body, and especially your brain and your skeletal muscles in order to help your teeth?  Brush your teeth instead!  It works.  And flossing makes it even better!

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Say No to Cancer!

There is a ground swelling here in the United States and it is a grassroots action.  It is led by Ty Bollinger, and others, to help people fight cancer.  Ty’s mother and father both died at too young of an age of cancer and it set him on a path of seeking understanding of cancer, how to avoid it and, if you have it, how to heal.  It has evolved into an online series called, “The Truth About Cancer.”

And we are fortunate because Ty is giving us another opportunity to learn and it will start October 5.  You need to give them your email and they will then send, for three days, a video for you to watch with the information they want to share.

I think it is a fabulous mission.  We can’t expect the pharmaceutical company to support this work.  It will be a grassroots effort to turn the tide of our health in this country through education.  Ty’s mission is to educate the public about holistic methods of healing cancer and how to avoid it all together.

Sign up for this wonderful series here.  And please share this blogs with your friends who want to also learn to avoid this disease.  And remember, Good Health is Priceless!!