Archive for April, 2011

ATLAS SHRUGGED PART 1 – THE RED CARPET EVENT

April 15, 2011

Last night I attended the Atlas Shrugged Red Carpet Movie Premier with over 150 ultra successful Chiropractors, Entrepreneurs, Movers and Shakers, and the actors, directors, producers, and screen writers of the movie.  I am truly blessed.  Today nationwide (April 15th – Tax Day) the movie comes out in over 50 movie theaters. I cannot more highly recommend this movie.  Please find a movie theater near you that is playing this outstanding movie. For more information please contact – THE ATLAS SOCIETY – at http://www.atlassociety.org.  I have to rely on my colleagues pictures that I will post as soon as I get them as my camera did not work and as in all great things the only downside of the evening is that I came home to my wife with full blown FLU.

So my questions to you are;  Who is John Galt? and Are you a Taker or Maker?

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Children, ADD/ADHD, and Chiropractic by Dr. Chris Kent

April 11, 2011

Children, ADD/ADHD, and chiropractic

reposted by Dr. Noah De Koyer 4-11-2011

by Dr. Christopher Kent

Controversy surrounds the medical treatment, indeed the very existence, of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Psychiatrist Peter Breggin wrote, “Hyperactivity is the most frequent justification for drugging children. The difficult-to-control male child is certainly not a new phenomenon, but attempts to give him a medical diagnosis are the product of modern psychology and psychiatry. At first psychiatrists called hyperactivity a brain disease. When no brain disease could be found, they changed it to ‘minimal brain disease’ (MBD). When no minimal brain disease could be found the profession transformed the concept into ‘minimal brain dysfunction.’ When no minimal brain dysfunction could be demonstrated, the label became attention deficit disorder. Now it’s just assumed to be a real disease, regardless of the failure to prove it so. Biochemical imbalance is the code word, but there’s no more evidence for that than there is for actual brain disease.” [1]

The use of psychotropic drugs in children has exploded in recent years [2]. The number of prescriptions written for methylphenidate (Ritalin) has increased by a factor of five since 1991. The production of Adderall and Dexedrine, also used to treat ADHD, has risen 2,000% in nine years. The increased use of these drugs in the U.S. is at variance with the rest of the world. According to the U.N., the U.S. produces and consumes 85% of the world’s production of methylphenidate. (3)

The use of Class II controlled substances to alter the behavior of children is disconcerting to many parents and chiropractors, as is the issue of whether ADD/ADHD can be properly considered a disease.

While chiropractors do not “treat” ADD/ADHD, the effects of chiropractic care on children diagnosed with learning disorders and hyperactivity have been described in a growing body of scholarly publications.

A study published in 1975, compared chiropractic care with drug treatment in children with learning and behavioral impairments due to neurological dysfunction. It was reported that chiropractic care “was more effective for the wide range of symptoms common in the neurological dysfunction syndrome in which thirteen symptom or problem areas were considered.” The author also reported that chiropractic care was 24% more effective than commonly used medications. [4]

Giesen at al conducted a study involving seven subjects. All subjects were of school age and had clinical findings evidencing vertebral subluxation complex. Following chiropractic care, 57% showed an improvement in chiropractic radiographic findings; 71.4% showed a reduction in overt behavior activity; 57% showed improvement in level of autonomic activity, and 57% showed improvement in parental ratings of hyperactivity. [5]

In addition to these small studies, case reports have been published which describe improvement of objective and subjective findings in children with ADD/ADHD and related disorders. [6-14].

More research exploring the relationship of subluxation correction to brain function is needed. Yet, the dramatic changes that have been reported in children medically diagnosed with ADD/ADHD following chiropractic care must not be ignored.

Every child with a vertebral subluxation needs chiropractic care, regardless of whether or not symptoms are present. By correcting nerve interference, function is improved, with greater expression of human potential. Many report terminating drug therapy, and seeing the personality, will, and soul of the child unfolding.

As Maria Montessori wrote, “It is easy to substitute our will for that of the child by means of suggestion or coercion; but when we have done this we have robbed him of his greatest right, the right to construct his own personality.” [1]

REFERENCES

1. Breggin PR: “Toxic Psychiatry.” St. Martin’s Press. New York. 1991. Chapters 12 and 13.

2. Zito JM, Safer DJ, dosReis S, et al: “Trends in the prescribing of psychotropic medications to preschoolers.” JAMA 2000;283:1025.

3. Statistics confirm rise in childhood ADHD and medication use. http://www.education-world.com

4. Walton EV: “The effects of chiropractic treatment on students with learning and behavioral impairments due to neurological dysfunction.” International Review of Chiropractic 1975;29:4-5:24-26.

5. Giesen JM, Center DB, Leach RA: “An evaluation of chiropractic manipulation as a treatment for hyperactivity in children.” JMPT 1989;12:353-363.

6. Arme J: “Effects of biomechanical insult correction on attention deficit disorder.” Journal of Chiropractic Case Reports, 1993:1(1).

7. Hospers LA: “EEG and CEEG studies before and after upper cervical or SOT category 2 adjustment in children after head trauma, in epilepsy, and in ‘hyperactivity.’” Proceedings of the National Conference on Chiropractic and Pediatrics (ICA) 1992;84-139.

8. Barnes TA: “A multifaceted approach to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a case report.” International Review of Chiropractic Jan/Feb 1995; pp. 41-43.

9. Phillips CJ: “Case study: the effect of utilizing spinal manipulation and craniosacral therapy as the treatment approach for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.” Proceedings of the National Conference on Chiropractic and Pediatrics (ICA), 1991:57-74.

10. Langley C: “Epileptic seizures, Nocturnal enuresis, ADD.” Chiropractic Pediatrics April 1995, Vol. 1, No. 1.

11. Thomas MD, Wood J: “Upper cervical adjustments may improve mental function.” J Man Med 1992;6:215.

12. Araghi HG: “Oral apraxia: a case study in chiropractic in chiropractic management.” Proceedings of the National Conference on Chiropractic and Pediatrics (ICA), 1994, beginning p. 34.

13. Manuelle JD, Fysch PA: “Acquired verbal aphasia in a seven-year-old female: case report.” J Clin Chiropr Ped 1996;1:89-.

14. Peet JB: “Adjusting the hyperactive/ADD pediatric patient.” Chiro Pediatr 1997;2(4):12-.

Superfoods Lecture Notes and Resource Page

April 9, 2011

Superfoods Lecture Notes and Resources

Chiropractic Foundation!

1. The Body is Self Healing and Self Regulating.

2. Your Nervous System controls and coordinates each and every function in your body.

3. If there is interference in your nervous system your body can no longer self heal and self regulate properly.

4. The longer the nervous system interference (Subluxation) is present the more devastating effects it has on your health and well being.

5. The job of a Chiropractor is to locate, analyze, and correct your vertebral subluxations to remove the interference so you body can self heal and self regulate once again.

Superfoods!

Cacao – “Food of the Gods” – the real deal chocolate – by weight more antioxidants then red wine, blue berries, acai, pomegranate, and goji berries combined!

High in: Antioxidants, Magnesium, Iron, Chromium, Manganese, Zinc, Copper, Vitamin C

High in feel good chemicals – Tryptophan, Serotonin, PEA, and Anandamine

Maca – “highest altitude crop on earth” an adaptogen

Very high in minerals and trace minerals

Been known to help: Anemia, CFS, Depression, Infertility, Libido, Malnutrition, Menopause,  Menstrual concerns, Stomach Cancer, Stress, TB, strength, stamina

 

Bee Products- Honey bees – 2 million flowers to make 1 lb. of honey, honey bees eat 8 lbs of honey to make 1 lb of wax.

Organic raw honey has been known to kill these pathogens : Anthrax, Diphtheria, UTI, Ear Infx,  Meningitis, URI, Sinusitis, Pneumonia, TBInfx , animal bites, Typhoid, Dysentery, Abscesses, Boils, Carbuncles, Impetigo, Tooth Decay, Puerperal fever, Scarlet Fever, Sore Throat,  Cholera

Bee pollen: Antioxidant, Aphrodisiac, Strength, Endurance, Energy, Speed, Redux of Histamines, 18 Vitamins esp B, Reverse Type 2 Diabetes by restoring minerals &metabolic issues, Richest source of Protein  In Nature, full of ormus, 2% of pollen has yet to be isolated and identified

Royal Jelly: fed to ordinary larva to “produce the queen”, Maybe the fountain of youth, Rejuvenator—Compared to caffeine,  B Vitamins, Amino Acids, Potassium, Magnesium, 2nd richest in B5, Richest in Acetylcholine, helps with Glandular & Hormonal Issues Menstrual & prostate Issues

Propolis: Used by bees to protect their hive from bacteria & virus, antibacterial,

Antiviral & antifungal, Rich in minerals, Amino Acids, Fats, Vitamins ABC &E

Chlorella/Spirulina/E3Live/Kelp:

Chlorella : Detox,  Immune Support, Destroy Bacteria, Destroy Viruses, Destroy Food-Born Illness, Highest RNA, Enzymes, Multiplier of “Good Bacteria”, High Protein, Vitamins & Minerals

Kelp: great source of Iodine

Spirulina: High protein, Balance brain, Blood builder, Antioxidant, Immune Builder, Gamma-Linolenic Acid, Sulpher,  B-12

Blue Green Algae: High protein, Phycocyanin, PEA, Iron, DNA, RNA, Digestion, Antioxidant, Beta-Carotene, Omega 3

 

Coconut: in the 1940s farmers tried to use coconut to fatten cows but it make them lean and active forcing them to switch to corn and soy to fatten them, prehistoric plant, powerful energy for heart and brain, great for thyroid, young coconut water nearly as identical as blood plasma

Coconut oil: antiviral, fungal, bacteria, and parasitic, medium chain fatty acids

Goji Berries: associated with longevity, Healthy Hormones , Enhancing Libido Improving Vision,  Immune System Builder,  Hydration,  Support Brain,  Support Cardiovascular System,  Keep Vital Organs Healthy, adaptogen, may increase HGH, complete protein

Aloe: Digestive Wellness, Antimicrobial, Reduce Inflammation, Radiation Sickness, Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Ormus Polysaccharides, ImmuneSystem, Hydration, Glutathione, Kidneys, used topical, prebiotic

Chia/Hemp: you can produce nearly anything from Hemp, High protein (33-37% Digestible Protein), Immune System, EFA, GLA, Minerals , Sulpher-Bearing AA

Cultured Foods: yogurt, kefir, kombucha, beet kvass, sauerkraut, water kefir, etc…

Cultured foods are an essential source of 1st generation probiotics, live enzymes, and vital nutrients, are easily digestible as well.

Grass Fed Meats: antibiotic free, protein and fat is pure and healthy, high in CLA, in most cases ethically raised, low in inflammatory omega 6s

Raw Milk and Raw Milk Cheeses: antibiotic free, most cases ethically raised animals, live food, live enzymes, lower case of allergic potential, high in CLA, low in inflammatory omega 6s, absolutely delicious, milk is non-homogenized as well

Himalayan Salt and Celtic Sea Salt: tons of ormus, filled with all necessary trace minerals, not processed, can use liberally

Chiropractic  Finale:

Henry Winsor, a medical doctor in Haverford, Pennsylvania, asked the question:

“Chiropractors claim that by adjusting one vertebra, they can relieve stomach troubles and ulcers; by adjusting another, menstrual cramps; and by adjusting others conditions such as kidney diseases, constipation, heart disease, thyroid conditions, and lung disease may resolve–but how?”

The University of Pennsylvania gave Dr. Winsor permission to carry out his experiments. In a series of three studies he dissected a total of 75 human and 22 cat cadavers. The following are Dr. Winsor’s results: “Two hundred twenty-one structures other than the spine were found diseased. Of these, 212 were observed to belong to the same sympathetic (nerve) segments as the vertebrae in curvature. Only Nine diseased organs belonged to different sympathetic segments from the vertebrae out of line.

Out of the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research – a study which shows that long term chiropractic care (2 years) repairs DNA. (How is this for an anti-cancer strategy?)

Another Study – After a 4-month course of chiropractic care, the patient’s anxiety symptoms were reduced by 80%.

Resource Page:

Honey and Honey Products : Gooserock Farm in NJ  http://www.gooserockfarm.com

Superfoods: Navitas Naturals  http://www.navitasnaturals.com  and  vitacost.com

Raw Cheeses: in NJ  http://www.valleyshepherd.com (primarily sheep cheese with some cow and goat)   http://www.cherrygrovefarm.com/cheese/maidenhead  (cows milk cheese)   http://www.cowsoutside.com  (Bobolink Farms – cow’s mild cheese)

Grass Fed Meat: http://www.grasslandbeef.com/storefront.bok (US Wellness Meats)  You can also find grass fed meats at all three raw cheese farms listed above.

Raw Milk:  http://www.kleinfarms.com (Klein Farm in Easton PA)  http://www.freedomhillfarm (Freedom Hill Farm in Orange County NY), Life Enhancing Acres  717-768-7613  (Leroy Miller – my favorite place of all in lancaster county PA)

Pastured Eggs: every place mentioned above

Dr.  Noah

THE TRUTH – by BJ PALMER

April 7, 2011

“We Chiropractors work with the subtle substance of the soul. We release the imprisoned impulse, the tiny rivulet of force, that emanates from the mind and flows over the nerves to the cells, and stirs them into life.  We deal with the magic power that transforms common food into living, loving, thinking clay; that robes the earth with beauty, and hues and scents the flowers with the glory of the air. In the dim, dark, distant long ago, when the sun first bowed to the morning star, this power spoke and there was life; it quickened the slime of the sea and the dust of the earth and drove the cell to union with its fellows in countless living forms.  Through eons of time it finned the fish and winged the bird and fanged the beast. Endlessly it worked, evolving its form until it produced the crowning glory of them all.  With tireless energy it blows the bubble of each individual life and then silently, relentlessly dissolves the form, and absorbs the spirit into itself again.

And yet you ask? Can Chiropractic cure appendicitis or the flu?? Have you more faith in a knife or a spoonful of medicine than in the power that animates the living world?”