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Article Published by Dr. Smith on Homocysteine - Leptin and linked to Inflammation
Link to find all kinds healthy of nuts and seeds
What about MSG? Click here for MSG (Monosodium glutamate) Page
And why you Don't want to Pump it up
Perchlorate Pump vs. Iodine Pump NIS is found in several tissues in the human body. ScienceNews article by Sarah Williams
Pollution in the water from Pharma Water from Nieman Report Harvard
Extras - Suggested reading list And a lot of new stuff update 07-29-2014:
Here is a consumer resources page on product recalls.
Is there any Scientific Basis for Chiropractic?
How Big of a Problem is Back Pain World Wide? It is NUMBER 1 for Disability.
For information about the exciting healing profession of chiropractic, consult Logan College of Chiropractic
A good source for information about auto accident claims , including how to calculate the value of your claim and other additional free resources
Information about general and specific nature of injuries and types of treatment for these kinds of injury
Excellent site for general information in the latest in alternative medical news, information and research
The official site of the British Chiropractic Association
Frequently Asked Questions about Chiropractic on the American Chiropractic Associations website
Natural Strategies for Hypertension
Prevention of Osteoporosis
The Vitamin C Foundation website has information about current research in the benefits of Vitamin C.
The Vitamin D Council website has information about current research in the benefits of Vitamin D, cholecalciferol.
The Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Research for Optimum Health at OSU has articles and current research about vitamins, minerals, other nutrients, foods and beverages, phytochemicals, a glossery, nutrient index, disease index and micronutrients for older adults webpages.
Vitamin C , also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin. Unlike most mammals and other animals, humans do not have the ability to make their own vitamin C. Therefore, we must obtain vitamin C through our diet.
Vitamin B6 must be obtained from the diet because humans cannot synthesize it.
Be an angel - help children in need . vitamin angels is a nonprofit that helps to get undernourished children the nutrients they need.
Diagnos-Techs is the leading salivary-based testing and research laboratory in the United States. In 1989 Diagnos-Techs was the first laboratory to introduce salivary-based hormone testing into routine clinical practice, and in 1995 added salivary-based gastrointestinal and food intolerance testing. A pioneer and leader in saliva-based testing, Diagnos-Techs is committed to assisting health care professionals in restoring patients' health and wellness by offering powerful tools for evaluating stress, hormone-related disease and health conditions.
To learn more about how you may benefit from Diagnos-Tech saliva testing, follow the link below:
The Adrenal Stress Index™ (ASI™) panel is a simple non-invasive test utilizing four saliva samples collected at specified time periods during the day. It was introduced by Diagnos-Techs™ in 1989 to evaluate stress, a leading cause of morbidity and mortality.
The Bone Health Panel™ (BHP™) provides an assessment of bone health utilizing a combination of non-invasive saliva and urine tests. It measures how fast bone is being lost and the hormone levels associated with bone health.
The Female Hormone Panel™ (FHP™) is a non-invasive test consisting of eleven saliva specimens collected during specified time periods throughout the menstrual cycle. The expanded Female Hormone Panel™ (eFHP™) includes ten additional measurements.
The Food Intolerance Panel™ (FIP™) consists of the four most common intolerance tests: gluten, soy, milk and egg proteins. The major intolerances can easily be tested from a non-invasive saliva sample which provides information that can aid in successful treatment.
The Gastrointestinal Health Panels™ (GI™) are a group of non-invasive screens of the gastrointestinal tract and its function. It includes 15-22 individual, yet related, tests. Stool and saliva samples are submitted by the patient after home collection.
The Male Hormone Panel™ (MHP™) uses non-invasive testing to assess hormone imbalances and deficiencies in men. Using a saliva sample, seven hormones are measured. The expanded panel adds two more hormone tests to the panel.
The Postmenopause Panel™ (PostM™) provides measurements of six key hormones. The Perimenopause Panel™ (PeriM™) contains the same components as the Postmenopause Panel™ but sampled twice, 13-15 days apart. The expanded versions add two more hormones to each panel.
Flexi-Matrix™ test kits allow you to combine more than one panel providing an economic way of customizing test panels and profiles to meet your clinical needs.
Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that doctors and patients need to make better healthcare decisions. We are pioneers in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care.
Testing A to Z - Get and stay healthy with the right information about conditions, tests and wellness.
So easy . - Patient testing locations nationwide, appointments, reminders, and more.
The Gazelle® Mobile Health App, from Quest Diagnostics So much more than a mobile health app, Gazelle puts control of your health information right in your hands. The power to see, store and share your health information starts here.
Lab Tests Online offers noncommercial patient education and information on blood and urine tests to help patients better understand their health care. A public resource on clinical lab testing sponsored by the American Association Clinical Chemistry.
Medline Plus – Trusted Health Information for you
Is your nail polish safe? What about your child's toothpaste? Search for product ingredient information from over 69,000 products at the EWG's Skin Deep© Cosmetics Database.
Stacy Malkan is a co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and author of the award-winning book, “ Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry .” The book tells the inside story of the unprecedented research and advocacy efforts of the group of women who created the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and built a national movement to shift the $50 billion beauty industry away from harmful chemicals and toward safer products.
Do you know about Phthalates and Parabens?
Do you know about BPA Bisphenol A plastic ?
The brain is a dense network of synaptic connections and supporting structures that can be fully visualized only through 3D electron microscopy. Synapse Web is a portal into the complex structure of this microscale domain. My favorite microscopy site. It has lots of 3-d serial section reconstructions, and other morphology information. All of the micrographs are beautiful.
This brain model tutorial is designed to teach you the various parts of the brain and their function.
Are you "right" or "left" brain? Take this easy test to find out.
A great site to keep you brain engaged: Ted Talks
Escape Fire, a powerful new documentary detailing the nation’s healthcare crisis from the perspective of doctors, business owners, soldiers, researchers and ordinary Americans, opens next week in 12 cities. A must-see for anyone concerned about healthcare, the film deftly sidesteps the partisan polemics, focusing instead on the conflicting incentives & mis-aligned imperatives that have turned the world’s best healthcare into an overpriced, inefficient, often ineffective nightmare for doctors, patients and employers alike.
I came across this article 25 Shocking Facts About the Pharmaceutical Industry on the Nursing Online Education Database and believe it is worthy of discussion. Please take a few minutes to review the information so you can make an informed decision about your health care.
If you have lung problems like asthmatic problems or shortness of breath or Chronic pulmonary obstruction (old smoker’s disease) you may want to avoid the drugs on this list because they are KNOWN to have damaging potential on your lungs.
Have You Hear of Pharmageddon? Hint its not one of Dante's Levels of Purgatory!
RXList: The Internet Drug List
Search for information on more than 4,500 popular drugs written in plain English and more than 3,000 in plain Spanish.
MISSION STATEMENT: HEALTHY IS NO ACCIDENT
Prevention is not Just the name of a magazine, it is KNOWING HOW TO LIVE WELL
The following is the introduction to a text titled: “Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook” Lexi-comp ISBN 1-930598-45-9
By Ross Pelton RPh, PhD, CCN
Life is the only game in which the object of the game is to learn the rules
When you purchase a new car, a computer or any other piece of expensive equipment, you are given a detailed operation manual that tells you how to trouble shoot key problems that might develop. However, when we are born we come into this life with this amazingly complex, wonderful machine called the human body. Nobody gives us an operating manual that tells us how to care for it. And, unfortunately, many people do not think about learning these rules until something breaks down. My life’s work is to try to teach as many people as possible some of the simple, basic fundamental rules of health, which will ultimately make the Game for Life much longer, much healthier, and more enjoyable.
I would like to take this opportunity to discuss the importance of taking nutritional supplements, and I want to comment on the nutritional standards our government has promoted for many years called “Recommended Dietary Allowances” RDAs.
The Food and Nutritional Board, a division of the National Academy of Sciences, first published the RDA’s in 1941. Over the years, these values have been periodically revised and updated. Recently, the Food and Nutritional Board created a new set of standards called the Dietary Reference Intakes DRIs, which consist of four separate reference ranges. These include the old RDAs, which the Board says are still to be used as the goal for individuals. Next is the Tolerable Upper Level (UL), which represents nutritional levels that could be harmful if regularly exceeded. The third value is the Estimated Average Requirement (EAR), which is an intake level that only meets the needs of approximately 50 percent of the people with that level of consumption. And last, the Adequate Intake (AI), a value similar to the RDA that is primarily based on judgment if there is not enough scientific data to create an RDA. Its all-pretty confusing, isn’t it?
I want to make the following point. For over 50 years now, the government and many health professionals have promoted the “eat a well balanced diet” line and the RDA’s as nutritional guidelines that will meet the needs of almost every healthy individual. These values have been ingrained into the American psyche, (Almost as if Moses had them chiseled on the backside of the 10 commandments). The RDA’s are the levels of nutrients that we have been led to believe are adequate. Adequate for what reason and who is this amount an adequate nutrition level? Adequate to prevent outright nutritional deficiency diseases, such as scurvy (Vitamin C deficiency) , (beriberi (thiamine B1 deficiency) , and pellagra (niacin and tryptophan deficiency ), which are serious end of life stage diseases . ( Politics is nothing new in the field of vitamins. ) ( In fact one mans gruel is another mans polenta. ) The line I have drawn below represents what I call the Health Lifeline, going from death on one end to optimal health and wellness at the other end. On one hand the government is telling us the truth. The RDA’s are sufficient to prevent most people from getting these severe nutritional deficiencies diseases, which falls on the Health-line about where the X is marked, down close to death by a nutritional deficiency disease.
Death by Disease …. X ……………………Optimum Health
However, does it make sense to consume just enough nutrients to keep you slightly beyond the X point on the Health Lifeline? This is what has been promoted for the past 50 years as GOOD MEDICINE… It could be one of the reasons why the United States of America has the highest rate of chronic degenerative diseases in the world. And consumes about 48 Percent of ALL the prescription medications in the WORLD!!!
We have the highest level of technology and are also one if the wealthiest nations in the world, yet we also have the highest rate of disease and spend the largest amount and percentage of our national budget on healthcare.
In essence, we have not developed a sense of true “health” care.
I think the RDAs represent the minimum wage of nutrition. It is important for people to relize that the RDAs have NOTHING to do with optimum health and wellness. The minimum wage of nutrition has been raised, from Oliver Twist’s Charles Dickens day. Quoting from Mr. Bumble: "Meat, ma'am, meat," replied Bumble, with stern emphasis. "You've over-fed him, ma'am. You've raised an artificial soul and spirit in him, ma'am, unbecoming a person of his condition: as the board, Mrs. Sowerberry, who are practical philosophers, will tell you. What have paupers to do with soul or spirit? It's quite enough that we let 'em have live bodies.
If you had kept the boy on gruel, ma'am, this would never have happened."
"Dear, dear!" ejaculated Mrs. Sowerberry, piously raising her eyes to the kitchen ceiling: "this comes of being liberal!"
In most cases, nutrient intakes for optimum health are far beyond the RDAs. In the past decade, there have been hundreds, maybe thousands of studies published, which report that doses of nutrients substantially higher than the RDAs provide significant health benefits. The tide is already changing the area of scientific research. But it has traditionally taken decades for scientific research to filter down through health professionals and finally to the general public. A good example of this is the work of Dr. Kilmer McCully. Dr. McCully began publishing studies in 1969, which reported … Find a copy of the book. Also remember that calling it liberal to mention that volumes of recent research has pointed to higher needs for nutrients, such as Vitamin D, avoiding corn syrup and much more can have a significant impact on the individuals health and long term survival is not a political position. It is a statement on the value placed on life and the hope of a soul. Regardless of the shape or color of a person, their quality of life can and should be given a chance to flourish.
The art of creating wellness, while effectively
managing an acute (accident or injury) musculoskeletal disorder can have two
very different starting points:
1) Work on doing the things necessary to recover and heal.
2) Manage your pain, and hope that pain management, does not lead too needing to be in recovery , or a 12 step program, or worse. The United States consumes over 99% of the Hydrocodone manufactured in the world. The use and death rates by teenagers has skyrocketed .
We are in a world of hurt, but not healthy, and are not being show how wellness works as a safe answer. There is a lot of money involved in sick care. There is just as much science about being healthy, as any place else in the health care paradigm.
Chronic musculoskeletal disorders can and are changed by wellness management. This is not just taking something to cover-up the problem. It is an inside job. Please reading the rest of this page.
The person you save could be a loved one !
INSERT NOTE: The average American will consume 2.5 prescriptions per day by age 65 at a approximate cost of $150.00 per month. Even if this is paid by health insurance or medicare, the money is coming from some place.