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The purpose of our office is to help as many people as possible to achieve health naturally, and to educate them about chiropractic so they may educate others.

Health Report, August 2nd, 2013.

You're down for a nap after indulging in spicy chicken wings and now you feel that familiar burning in your chest.
Ah, the joys of heartburn and reflux. Acid lowering drugs, such as Prilosec and Zantac, reduce the amount of acid but do not prevent reflux. The body needs stomach acid to digest protein and absorb minerals. Stomach acid is part of your body's natural defense system because the acid works to kill bacteria that enter the stomach. By reducing levels of stomach acid, these drugs may produce serious side effects, especially when used for several months or longer.
These side effects, well documented in medical journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Archives of Internal Medicine, can include:

*Increased rate of hip fractures (People who take large amounts of antacids can be at risk for calcium loss, which can lead to osteoporosis.)
*Increased risk of intestinal infection caused by bacteria.
*Increased risk of pneumonia, even in otherwise healthy young adults.

Now that studies are beginning to show that acid blockers cause some problems, it's a good time to step back and ask whether we’ve been reaching for that bottle too often. Acid reflux is an issue that can be taken care of by adjustments, diet changes, and supplements to help with acid levels. Dr. Moss has handled hundreds of these cases and would love to help you if you, or someone you know, are suffering from this symptom. At your next appointment let us know and we will be more than happy to see what we can do to help you.

Would you be interested in learning how to hold your adjustments better, relieve pain throughout the body, and help your body relax? Come to our home care class on Tuesday,August 13th at 6:30pm here at the office. We will provide dinner so you don't have to stress out about what to eat. Let us know how many family members, friends, and co-workers you are bringing so you all can learn to work on each other. Space will be limited, so the sooner we know the better!

Many people start their day off with a cup of coffee. What if you could add a health to your habit? Try our 30 day challenge by switching to a healthy cup of coffee. Check out our Organo Glod coffee 30 day challenge and see what changes you will have in your health.

REMINDER: Dr. Moss will be on vacation from August 5th thru the 9th. He and his family are enjoying some much needed time to visit family. Rachael and Wendy continue to be in the office to service any needs you may have - getting supplements, scheduling new patients, scheduling appointments, etc.

"A healthy outside starts from the inside." - Robert Urich

Are Your Heartburn Medications Killing You?
Volume 15 - Issue 47

If you're suffering from heartburn, acid reflux and other digestive problems, you're not alone. Nearly 100 million Americans have digestive problems, and they account for 37 million doctor's visits ever year. But almost everyone who is taking the drugs most doctors recommend is getting sicker with each pill they take.

When you go to the doctor for stomach problems, the solution offered you is usually a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). These drugs reduce stomach acid and include Prilosec and Zegerid, available by prescription or over-the-counter (OTC), as well as Nexium and Prevacid, and their generic counterparts, omeprazole and pantoprazole.

Annual sales of OTC Prilosex as of a few years ago were $400 million; Zegerid is over $200 million.
There were also 92 million prescriptions written for PPIs in 2010, which made their manufacturers more than $14 billion, the fourth largest sale for a class of drugs. Numbers 1,2, and 3 on the money-maker scale, in case you're curious, are anti-phychotics, colesterol-lowering statins, and anti-depressants.

How are these drugs killing you? When stomach acid is reduced, it stops your digestive system in its tracks. Since the proper function of every organ and system is dependent upon the nutrients extracted from the food and liquids we ingest - which process begins with stomach acid - you can count of a deterioration of general health.

Some of the consequences of taking PPIs include:

*Low magnesium levels- which can cause seizures, irregular heartbeats, and muscle spasms.
*An increased risk of hip, wrist, and spine fractures, especially for patients over 50.
*Serious infection caused by the "A" bacteria that causes inflammation in the intestines.

All of these risks have been the subject of FDA advisories - although it's doubtful that someone going to a drug store to get Prilosec is aware of them.

To top it all off, the drugs mat also be habit forming. If you try to quit taking them after only a month, the body reacts by producing excess stomach acid. This excess acid can trigger such severe heartburn it forced people back on the drugs.

Digestive upsets are a sign of something wrong with the digestive system - it needs to be fixed.
Fortunately, digestive problems are often easily corrected with alternative healthcare. Unlike the medical model, alternative healthcare looks for the cause of the problem and fixes it. That's a real solution, and one that could improve your heal immensely.

Health Report, July 17th, 2013.

Chiropractic adjustments work to harmonize the body's natural systems by realigning the spinal bones and removing pressure within the nervous system.

This process decreases the physical stress and restores optimal function and healing to the body. Along with many other health issues, chiropractic care has shown to consistently achieve remarkable results in helping to stabilize blood pressure.

In 1988, a double blind study of 75 patients was performed to fully analyze the reports that chiropractic care could help stabilize blood pressure in patients.
Within this study, one group of patients with elevated blood pressure received adjustments. Another group received placebos (movements that seemed to be adjustments but were not), and a 3rd group received no treatment. The result was that the adjusted group experienced decreases in high blood pressure while no change was noted in either the control or placebo group.

Chiropractic care is such an amazing thing because the symptoms that can be treated are endless. If you are not quite sure if Dr. Moss can help with a symptom that you or someone you know is suffering from, high blood pressure perhaps, please don't hesitate to ask. Our purpose is to help as many people as possible achieve their health goals.

Would you be interested in learning how to hold your adjustments better, relieve pain throughout the body, and help your body relax? Come to our home care class on Tuesday,August 13th at 6:30pm here at the office. We will provide dinner so you don't have to stress out about what to eat. Let us know how many family members, friends, and co-workers you are bringing so you all can learn to work on each other. Space will be limited, so the sooner we know the better!

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“Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” - Winston Churchill

Special Chiropractic Adjustment Lowers Blood Pressure In Hypertensive Patients.
Volume 15 - Issue 91

A study of 50 patients suffering from high blood pressure, who also had a misaligned cervical C1 vertebrae, found that a one-time Chiropractic adjustment dropped their blood pressure as much as the equivalent of taking doses of two different blood-pressure drugs at once.

For the study, published in the Journal of Human Hypertension, treatment addressed only the C1 vertebra, called the Atlas, located at the top of the neck just under the skull. According to lead study author George Bakris, MD, director of the hypertension center at the University of Chicago Medical Center, the Atlas relies solely upon muscles and ligaments to maintain alignment, unlike the other spinal vertebrae which interlock.
Misalignment of the C1 vertebra often goes undetected and untreated, but can cause other misalignments, thereby affecting nerves, muscles and organs throughout the body.

Participants in the study were referred to a Chicago National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) practitioner, Dr. Marshall Dickholtz Sr., DC, for a cervical assessment. Diagnostics included paracervical skin temperature determination, postural analysis, pre alignment craniocervical X-rays and supine leg-length check. Leg length is checked when using this Chiropractic technique because a misaligned Atlas results in leg-length disparities.

Only those patients with high blood pressure and a misaligned Atlas were enrolled in the study. After assessment, treatment was tailor-made for half of the patients, while the other half received a “sham intervention.” Patients were fully assessed again after the alignment and again after eight weeks.

According to the study, correction of the Atlas misalignment resulted in improvement in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure – equivalent to the patient receiving two different blood pressure-lowering drugs simultaneously. The reduction in blood pressure also continued into the eighth week.

Not only was the treatment effective and long-lasting, it also raised an important question for the authors: Is a misaligned Atlas an additional risk factor for the development of hypertension in the first place? A larger trial involving multiple practitioners is being planned.

Health Report, July 8th, 2013.

Of all the information on the nutrition facts panel of food labels, cholesterol may be the most confusing.

Part of the problem is that cholesterol in food is different than cholesterol that clogs arteries. While food high in cholesterol can cause blood levels of cholesterol to rise, only about one in three people seem to be susceptible to the effects of cholesterol in food.

The main sources of dietary cholesterol are animal foods with no nutrition labels, such as organ meats, eggs, & shellfish. Foods loaded with saturated fat or trans fats can claim they contain zero cholesterol, but they're actually more of a threat to your heart and arteries than foods with a little cholesterol and less saturated fat. Indeed, studies suggest that only about 30% of people are particularly susceptible to the effects of dietary cholesterol. And overall, the effects of dietary cholesterol are relatively small compared with saturated fat and trans fats. If you are wanting to increase the good fats in your diet we have a fantastic supplement for that - EPA/DHA 720.

Next time you are in the office ask us about it or just give us a call. We are all about helping people achieve their goals of optimal health.

Would you be interested in learning how to hold your adjustments better, relieve pain throughout the body, and help your body relax? Come to our home care class on Tuesday, July 9th at 6:30pm here at the office. We will provide dinner so you don't have to stress out about what to eat. Let us know how many family members, friends, and co-workers you are bringing so you all can learn to work on each other. Space will be limited, so the sooner we know the better!

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well" - Virginia Woolf

Promising Study Shows Daily Probiotics Lower “Bad” Cholesterol Levels

Volume 16 - Issue 119

A promising new study showed that two daily doses of a probiotic lowered “bad” serum cholesterol and total cholesterol, as well as key cholesterol bearing molecules in the blood that are thought to contribute to heart disease and other chronic conditions.

Probiotics are live organisms essential to the healthy functioning of the digestive tract. They are commonly found in cultured and fermented food s such as yogurt and sauerkraut, and probiotic supplements available at health food stores. The study, reported at a recent American Heart Association convention in California, used a specific form of the probiotic specially formulated to act directly on the body’s cholesterol systems.

Called L. reuteri NCIMB 30242, it not only lowered the “bad” LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol, it didn’t negatively affect the levels of the “good” HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol.
Perhaps more significantly, L. reuteri NCIMB 30242 reduced the levels of special cholesterol molecules, called “cholesterol esters,” that account for most of the cholesterol in the blood, and which may be linked to higher risks of cardiovascular disease – clogged and stiffened arteries.

The study, performed at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, enlisted 127 adult patients already suffering from high cholesterol levels. Half the patients were given 200 milligrams of L. reuteri NCIMB 30242 twice a day, and the other placebo pills. Neither group knew what they were being given.
After nine weeks on the probiotics, LDL levels were 11.6 percent lower than in the placebo group. Cholesterol esters were 6.3 percent lower, and cholesterol ester saturated fatty acids were down 8.8 percent compared to the placebo group.

L. reuteri has a long history of safe use, and the patients in the study tolerated it well. Earlier studies have already shown that L. reuteri lowers LDL cholesterol, but the real news here is the discovery that it also reduces dangerous cholesterol esters. Also, this was accomplished using a scientific, double-blind study in humans, not lab animals.

The new study adds a valuable factor to the growing number of alternative approaches to treating cholesterol levels without resorting to the potentially harmful “statin” drugs so widely used by allopathic medicine. If you have high cholesterol or are already taking a statin, make a point of speaking to your Chiropractor or other alternative health practitioner. There are often safer ways to improve health than with drugs that have severely dangerous side effects such as statins

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