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Breathing on the Run

Normally, I am in the office around the Thanksgiving holiday, but this year I will be in San Diego. Please call or text if you need to get in

This time of year pulls our energy.  We want to participate in all the festivities without overwhelming our body.  Everyone knows to stay hydrated and get as much sleep as is possible.  A way to calm your nervous system down amidst all the excitement is deep breathing.

It is easy to forget.  Breathing doesn’t take long really, but it is one of those things people intend to do but tend to get at the end of the day and realize they haven’t breathed deeply all day.

I have a little trick. Tie deep breathing to another behavior. Every time you go to the bathroom during your day just take three deep breaths.  Breathing deeply is so satisfying and nurturing it can’t help but relax you.  Take your breath deeper and deeper.

If you have a child or grandchild that gets “wound up,”  play a game of deep breathing.  It won’t last long, but it doesn’t have to in order to be effective.

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Vaxxed

There is a prediction that by 2025, 1 in 2 children will be autistic.  That is a heavy, heavy statistic. And it was made by an MIT graduate.

If you want to understand what the fuss is regarding autism vs. vaccines, an easily digestible way to see who says what  is the video vaxxed.  The names of researchers, the CDC specialist, and the research is given.  When you hear and understand both sides, you can decide what you want to do.

A link is up so we can watch it for free until November 8th.  However, my computer skills fail me.  So maybe everyone needs to own a copy to share.

The video is called Vaxxed and you can buy it here.  Buy a few for Christmas presents!

And I think you can see it here for free until Nov. 8th.

 

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Are You Covered?

Insurance is one of those things we never want to have to use.  But if you need it, you certainly want to have it.  People need to be treated for injuries they sustain in a car accident, but to do so, you must have proper coverage.  In Colorado, you can get car insurance and not cover yourself as the driver, but I wouldn’t suggest it.  You need to have MED PAY.  That means, if you get in a car accident, you can come to my office and be treated through your insurance.  It simply doesn’t make any sense to not have some coverage!

 

I first started this when Colorado went the way of no-fault insurance.  When I began, I had $5000 worth of MED PAY.  After some years I changed it to $10,000.   Decide what amount your are comfortable with, but don’t find yourself naked when you need coverage.  This is just a friendly reminder:  call your insurance and see what kind of coverage you have.  Most people don’t know what coverage they have until they need it. Get it before you need it!

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CHOICE

Today we have some choices for care that we didn’t have when I was a child.

If you are thinking you could be a candidate for a knee replacement or a shoulder replacement, you have more choices in most circumstances now.  Have you ever considered a stem cell injection?  Or a shot of protein rich plasma, called PRP?  When I weigh a shot, which is how stem cells are given, or a surgery, I think the shot is a great deal less invasive.  Yes, it is possible it won’t work.  But a replacement might not work either.  After a stem cell injection, you can still have a replacement if you need it. The only glitch is that insurance will not pay for stem cells or PRP and they are pricey.

There are many complaints about the costs of health care (I call sickness care).  And yet, a great deal of the costs could be eliminated if people were given stem cell and PRP shots instead of replaced parts.  You see, the powers that be don’t really want to decrease the health care bills.  “They” say stem cells and PRP  are experimental.  How long do they have to be done before they are no longer classified as experimental? Is it possible that big pharma does not want them considered regular care?  I mean, how much medicine would you need with a shot?  Think about it!

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Who Gets Respect?

Rodney Dangerfield always said, “I don’t get no respect.”  He could have been talking about vitamin C.  Why should it get respect?

*supports weight control

*decreases fatigue

*decreases brain fog

*decreases risk for disease

*sharper cognitive function

*lower HbA1C

This article says, “poor brain function is directly linked to low vitamin C levels.” They checked blood levels and having levels below 23 micromoles per liter (moderate deficiency) caused the odds to double for mild cognitive impairment!  This may be why so many of my patients just feel better when they take Camu.

 

 

 

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Dropped Metatarsals

Do you have a dropped metatarsal?  You would know because your foot would hurt.  Normally it hurts on the bottom of your foot.  This issue is a bigger issue for woman than men and I think that is because of high heels, which put the foot in an unnatural position.  The metatarsal is the bone that attaches to the toes.  The bone is long and thin.  When the bottom of the foot hurts, in the ball of the foot, it is often a dropped metatarsal.

If you have this condition someway regularly, you might want to go to Rite Aid or Walgreens or a good quality shoe store and see if they have a metatarsal pad that will help. You put it under you’re the ball of your foot and it supports the metatarsal.  That is certainly a lot better than having pain.  They are inexpensive and can really be helpful.  Try one if you need it!

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Avoiding Cancer!

I doubt there is any adult who hasn’t been touched by cancer.  Perhaps a grandparent or an aunt or an uncle has had the diagnosis.  Who doesn’t know someone who has had cancer? We live in a world in which cancer thrives.  Our food has problems.  Our environment has problems.  But that isn’t what I want to talk to you about today.

If a cancer diagnosis arrives, what do you do?  Of course, it is always better to avoid a cancer diagnosis, but how?  I am giving you a link today to The Truth About Cancer docu-series.  Their mission is to educate, expose and eradicate cancer once and for all.  I’ve previously seen it and I’m sure there is new information. You can watch a segment each day or you can buy it and watch it at your leisure.

If you don’t have cancer and want to avoid it, you can learn a best approach by watching the series.  If you have cancer and want information on a holistic approach, then listen and learn.  You will be given much information.  No one uses all of it.  You can pick and choose what works for you.  Knowledge is power!

 

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Blanket Time

My patients are the best! Sometimes they tell me about a product that they love, and I want to share it with others.  Have you heard about the weighted blankets?  I know they are often used on pets and on babies, but hey, adults are using them too.  Why would you want to use one?  Here are some of the symptoms that the blankets claim to help:   anxiety, panic attacks, stress and tension, insomnia, hot flashes, PTSD, restless leg syndrome, symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, ADD, ADHD, autism, any sensory disorder.

I don’t know how much they would help.  I know my patient said it has helped her hot flashes.  And if you have ever had a hot flash, you would grab that weighted blanket in a hot minute.  It seems so counter-intuitive that you would use a blanket when you have a hot flash, but she says it works.  Don’t try to take away her blanket!

I have a gold standard way of assessing whether I think something is worth trying.  If you don’t have to swallow it (you know I’m very particular in that regard), and it won’t hurt you, why not try it.  A blanket won’t hurt you.  And if it has the possibility of helping, that is fabulous.  I’ll let you in on a secret:  my patient ordered her blanket from weightingcomforts.com.  I have no connection with the company, but if you have any of the symptoms above, and try it, please let me know how you like it!

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Natural Solutions

Have you noticed how docuseries are becoming popular?  If you want to learn about how to deal with autoimmune issues, naturally, there is a docuseries explaining your options.  Recently there was a docuseries about curing and preventing Alzheimer’s. And don’t forget The Truth about Cancer, The Truth about Vaccines, Vaccines Revealed and on and on it goes. You can learn a great deal on the computer and there is no greater motivation than your own body not feeling well.

No matter which one I listen to, I have been glad I practice the way I do:  eliminating the body of bacteria, virus, parasites, fungus and heavy metals and food sensitivities.  They are the culprits in your health problems.  They might not be the whole problem, but they make a tremendous difference.  I just listened to a lady who was diagnosed with MS say 70% of her symptoms disappeared when she quit eating dairy.  In our complicated health care industry, that was such a simple solution.  There isn’t a drug that eliminates 70% of the symptoms. Solutions aren’t always complex!

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Welcome Change!

In Colorado, we are fortunate to have a change of seasons.  I like seeing the trees sprout their leaves in the spring, become full in the summer, turn their leaves in the fall and lose their leaves before winter sets in.  In Denver, the trees are barren in the winter.  And then, when spring peaks through, the green reappears.

I find the cycle of nature to be soothing.  Even when I dread seeing summer go, I also like the crispness of fall.  Fall represents letting go of the past, so we can receive the future.  The organs that are highlighted in the fall are lungs and large intestine.  Large intestine escorts our waste products out of the body while the lungs inhale new products for the body to use.

Fall is the time of year that large intestine and lungs energy will present itself for healing.  Fall is when people often have problems with asthma, colds and flu’s which are lung related.  Large intestine complications can be flare ups with bowel problems.