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Joints

Having a body is a never ending process of literally, “what is going on?”

My shoulder, my knee, my ankle, or my back is not feeling like it always has and what do I need to do about it? Sometimes it is from trauma. If you are my patient, you know that sometimes you need a good adjustment. Sometimes you need a supplement, or more than one. And sometimes you need to move your emotions that are stuck in your body. Right? Most often it might be a little of this and a little of that.

I think the biggest “hidden” culprit lies in plain site. Often we don’t want to hear it.

If you, or someone you know, experiences joint pain, this may be an eye-opening video where my mentor talks about chemical causes of joint pain. ENJOY!

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It’s Fall

It is beautiful outside. Fall, in most ways, is my favorite time of year. Of course, I do not like fewer hours of sunshine, but I love so much more.

However, from Halloween through New Year’s is when most people get sick with cold’s and flu’s. If you are prone to those, you need to be pro-active!! First, of course, there are too many food temptations during that time of year, but we live through it. Let’s try to live through it this year being healthy.

If you see me on a regular basis, you might already be taking what you need. And everyone knows I’d rather test and make it is what you need.

I don’t necessarily think we need the same thing day in and day out for long periods of time. Are you getting your vitamin C in food? If not, either change your food or take some C. This is the time of year that vitamin D becomes really important as we are not exposing our skin to the sun as much, and even if we are, it isn’t as effective. And if you will keep a few things at home, at at the first sign of a sniffle, take it, you will be better off.

If you see me, I will make suggestions for you personally. Without that I suggest that you keep some echinacea and goldenseal at home. At the first sign of a sniffle, take it for a week, along with the C and D, and see if perhaps you can bypass the cold.

If you have school children, you can help fortify them too so they do not get sick. It is that spooky, scary, frightening time of year so listen up and prepare!! Happy Halloween!

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Try Honey!

Everyone has heard by now that patients are often given antibiotics when they don’t need them.  And the fear has been that it will render many antibiotics ineffective.

The most frequent reason a person is given an prescription for an antibiotic is an upper respiratory infection.  If these infections are viral, an antibiotic is both ineffective and inappropriate.  

So, what to do, that is, if you can’t come see me, right?  A meta-analysis was done of previously published articles in the British Medical Journal of Evidence Based-Medicine, and they found that honey is more effective and less harmful than the usual care for upper respiratory infection.  

If you want to give some to your child, I think the cough-drops, with honey, might be an excellent way to do it.