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What supplement do you automatically think of when I mention osteoporosis?  Most likely it is calcium.

Most of the time, my patients think it is necessary to take calcium for their bones.  Sometimes they test for it, but much of the time they don’t. Doesn’t it make sense that we utilize the nutrients in food better than in supplements?  There has been some concern that too many calcium pills might leave calcium deposits in the circulatory system, right where we don’t want them.  And to use the calcium in the bone, K2 and Vitamin D is needed.  As always, let’s take supplements judiciously.  

Most people have heard of the famous Framingham study.  Here is information that they found about osteoporosis in that study.  I will give you the punch line:  take vitamin C! Read this to understand just how important diet is to our health.

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If you are open to a different take on what causes most of the problems that people have, including yourself, please listen to this video.  It is for people who have physical problems, addictions, behavioral problems: actually, any problem.  And it is for those who seem to never have problems!

He speaks to depression, anxiety, ADD, ADHD, and oppositional deviant disorder.  

He actually speaks to the human condition.  This video explains so much!  As I often tell my patients:  no one had perfect parents.  Life happens. It isn’t about blame, but understanding ourselves and others.  You may want to listen to other videos on youtube by Dr. Mate.  Let’s learn as much as we can!

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I’ve had so many people tell me they are pre-diabetic.  Even those who eat well.  It might be because they play with the numbers which includes more people.  But let’s face it, our society is built all around food. Today’s health tip features a podcast with Dr. Jason Fung, a nephrologist, who talks about diabetes and has written several books about it.  He is refreshing because he says with insulin, we are treating the symptom, not the disease.  He is so right.  This may be a health tip you choose to share with those you love.  If you do not want to listen to the intro, go to 6:45 and start there.  I love Dr. Fung’s message to the world.  There is hope.  He talks about having written an article that is published that followed people who had been on insulin for 10 years and he got them off their medication.  How?  He quit treating the symptom and treated the problem.  Hope you love him as much as I do.  

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Prostate Issues

Do you, or someone you love, suffer from prostate issues?

The signs and symptoms of prostate dysfunction are:

            *Frequent urination at night

            *Pain during urination

            *Difficulty in starting or stopping a stream of urine

            *Decrease in urine flow

            *Pain during urination

            *Loss of bladder control

            *Blood in urine

Here are three videos about using baking soda to eliminate symptoms related to prostate problems.  Although this video speaks to cancer, a patient made an appointment to see me for his prostate symptoms.  But before the date and time of his appointment, he had tried what is suggested in these videos and reported that 90% of his prostate symptoms disappeared.  

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Chronic Inflammation

Perhaps you have been in my office when I give the statistics for statins:  for every 100 people given a statin, it helps one person live longer, 30-40 people are hurt from the side effects and the others are just taking the drug without benefit.  

Or perhaps you have heard me say that 250,000 people a year go on kidney dialysis because of taking over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatories.   

And you may know that many people die every year from taking pharmaceutical drugs the way they are instructed to take them.  

But did you know that more people die every year from eating junk food than they do from taking drugs?  Here is an article about how our food is responsible for causing the chronic inflammation.  Let’s change health care by eating real food.  What a concept.

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Food or Drugs?

Learn about the health benefits of food.  Why?  Our bodies are made to respond to the foods we eat, the air we breathe, the movements we make and the electromagnetic energies we are around.  Really, it is fascinating.

But that isn’t the only reason.  Let’s be real.  You know the pharm companies and the prices they charge for drugs.  Even though I prefer plants when possible, most people in this country use drugs.  And if you have ever looked at the price tag of those drugs, it will make your head spin.  

Is this sustainable?  Most people say, “Oh well, my insurance company pays for it.”  We, as a collective, are the insurance company.  They don’t have the right to print money, so the money comes from our collective premiums.  When we consider that Alzheimer’s has skyrocketed and that by 2025 it is projected that one in two children born will become autistic, will this model survive?  Here is a view.  What do you think?

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Party On!

I may have told you that this year, 2019, is my 30thyear anniversary of starting my practice in the Denver area.

Let’s pretend I’m having a party and invite you! I want you to understand why our health in this country has gone south. Why? So you can spread the word of how everyone can improve their health and happiness.  We meet at a movie theatre and watching this movie.  We have to adapt. It is a virtual movie theater.

Everyone has a great time.  Afterwards, as the party progresses, we discuss:

  1. How he certainly explained diabetes 2.  
  2. He explains what addiction is all about.
  3. I always wondered why so many people are unhappy,
  4. Now we understand why there are so many suicides.
  5. What will really change our health care crisis and how we can get onboard!
  6. Now we understand what social media has to do with it?

I can’t wait to talk to you about this video at your next appointment.

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Don’t you love how people can just pass a law without being qualified on the subject matter?

There is a bill in Colorado, HB 3063, that, if passed, will take away personal and religious exemptions for vaccinations. Please advise your congressman to vote against this bill. We need to retain rights with what happens to our body.

If a person wants to take a vaccination, go ahead. But I have patients who have been injured by previous vaccinations. Should they have to take more?

If a person is interested, there are many resources to learn about vaccinations and how our health has gone downhill taking so many. In 1968, 4% of children had a chronic health condition. Now about 50% of all children have a chronic illness. And a study was done comparing people who, like me, had all of the childhood diseases and those who had all of the vaccinations and it was found that those who had the childhood diseases are healthier as adults. There is so much information about vaccines that is documented and searchable. Please take a few minutes to contemplate. Our health has not gotten better with all of the vaccines. It is so much harder to get people well today than 33 years ago when I graduated chiropractic school.

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What About Fasting?

I have a video today that will, hopefully, enlighten you as it did me.  The video is about fasting, but before you leave the page, know that studies have been done with people are are taking chemo.  The studies show that our bodies have been programmed, genetically, to help us out when we are fasting.  Cancer cells will be weaker while normal cells will be stronger.  

But no one wants to give money to provide studies on fasting.  Sometimes we just can’t take the easy route, can we?  Fasting was helpful to mice and helpful to people. That shows that over time, people have been programmed to allow fasting to help us with disease processes or sickness.  More study needs to be done with other disease like RH, MS, and many others.  

Today’s health tip is really simply to let you know what is going on in this area.  If you haven’t ever fasted, it will be enlightening. We are so afraid of not having food! Yep that is me!   

One woman in the video was not feeling very well on day 4 of her fast.  And when she got up on day 5, she felt so good. This video is informative and I hope you will watch it and then email me telling me how much you enjoyed it!!

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Start the conversation

I feel so fortunate to love my chiropractic work.  Whether it is your work, your play or your family, it is important to find something you love.  As my Granny always said, “Life is short.”  And as we get closer to the end than the beginning, we notice that to be true.  

You have probably heard talk about the five wishes.  They are who do you want to make care decisions for you when you can’t?   What kind of treatment you want and don’t want?  How comfortable to you want to be made?  How do you want people to treat you?  And, what do I want my loved ones to know?

We always think we have so much time in the future to handle these kinds of questions.  My parents thought that, and yet they both died when I was just a baby.  Life is uncertain.  We never know what is in store for us or those we love.  

Consider it an act of love to talk about this tonight at dinner.  This isn’t something to do in ten minutes.  It needs real consideration.  It is important—too important to put off!