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Conquering Osteoarthritis in Clinical Practice | Posted On: 04/15/2011
According to the World Health Organization, degenerative joint disease (DJD) is one of the top 10 global disease burdens in the world today. Approximately 1 in 3 adults in the US between 25 and 74 years of age have radiological evidence of Osteoarthritis (OA) in at least one joint. In the US, 25% of all visits to primary care physicians and half of all NSAIDs prescriptions are for Osteoarthritis.
However, degenerative joint disease is not an inevitable consequence of growing olde…
The Necessity of Nutrition in Modern Clinical Practice | Posted On: 05/01/2007
Patients have changed drastically, even over the last few decades. They are less active and tend to follow a diet of overconsumption and undernutrition. This creates the metabolic dysfunction of Insulin Resistance, Systemic Inflammation and Oxidative Stress that leads to our epidemic of: Obesity, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer and Diabetes.(1)(2) One out of every two Americans now has or is developing Insulin Resistance, which helps create this metabolic…
Understanding Metabolic Syndrome or Syndrome X Part I | Posted On: 07/01/2007
The most common reason someone seeks the care of a clinician is some form of recurring musculoskeletal pain. Specifically, insulin resistance, also known as syndrome X or metabolic syndrome, is the most common metabolic problem that individuals suffer from today. The metabolic changes that take place with insulin resistance are increased glucose intolerance, hyperinsulinemia; increased LDL’s and decreased HDL’s leading to increased risk for diabetes, obesity, hypertension and atheros…
Understanding Metabolic Syndrome or Syndrome X Part II | Posted On: 07/15/2007
To properly treat metabolic syndrome, it is vital that you improve your patients’ insulin sensitivity by having them eat foods with a low glycemic index. To begin, provide your patients with more information on low glycemic foods by having them utilize quality educational websites such as www.glycemicindex.com and www.whfoods.com. In addition, have your patients eat at least five servings of vegetables, and two t….
The Rediscovery of Vitamin D3 | Posted On: 08/01/2007
One very vital component of a patient’s metabolic tune-up, to heal chronic pain and promote wellness, is Vitamin D3. Many clinicians commonly overlook the newly rediscovered role in health and disease that this lowly hormone-like vitamin plays today. This is very troubling for those who suffer from chronic muscle and joint pain problems, for recent studies have shown clearly how low serum levels of Vitamin D are associated with chronic nonspecific musculoskeletal pain. However, Vitamin D defi…
Systemic Inflammation, Pain and Degenerative Disease: Part I | Posted On: 09/19/2007
The inflammatory response serves to protect, defend, and repair our tissues. It begins by preparing damaged tissues for repair and initiating the healing process. Therefore, if your patients are taking drugs to inhibit the inflammatory healing response, such as NSAIDs and other anti-inflammatory drugs, they are actually inhibiting the healing process. If the inflammatory healing response of the musculoskeletal system goes beyond the usual six weeks, and causes recurrent pain for over three mo…
Systemic Inflammation, Pain and Degenerative Disease: Part II | Posted On: 01/03/2008
A major factor in the formation of chronic inflammation in your patients’ tissues is the presence of free radicals occurring in greater abundance than the body’s ability to remove them. This imbalanced condition is known as oxidative stress. The presence of oxidative stress in your patients’ myofascial tissues will automatically create an inflammatory response in their muscles and joints. This inflammatory response will then cause the release of more free radicals in the affected tissues, cre…
Proper DIGESTION, the Root of Good Health! | Posted On: 02/23/2009
Over 100 million individuals suffer from digestive disorders such as GERD, Gastritis, Peptic Ulcer, IBS, IBD and Colitis. Nearly 20 million adults are diagnosed each year with digestive disorders. Now a multibillion dollar a year business, there are more than 200 over-the-counter drugs for digestive complaints. Many of these over-the-counter and prescription medications only serve to create other digestive and general health problems. Why not offer your patients a more natural and effective a…
Restoring Health by Improving Mitochondrial Function | Posted On: 03/01/2010
What if the muscle and brain cells of your patients were unable to produce sufficient levels of cellular ATP to handle their active and even stressful lifestyles? How would they feel? Muscle cells without adequate ATP become tender, achy and weak. It actually takes more ATP to relax muscle cells than it does to contract them. Therefore, when energy is insufficient, muscles become a mass of painful tight knots, unable to let go. These myofascial trigger points keep firing into the central ne…
The Smoldering Fire of Chronic Pain and Disease | Posted On: 03/15/2010
As you well know, inflammation is not necessarily the “Bad Guy”. All healing begins with the much-feared and maligned inflammatory response, a response we try to stop in the U.S. by swallowing 30 billion OTC NSAIDs each year. This of course is misdirected since the inflammatory response allows the body to fight off infections, defeat cancerous cells or heal a sprain or a muscle strain. It is easy to recognize the signs of an acute inflammatory healing response in our patients; pain, rednes…
Our Nervous Systems Under Siege! The Epidemic of ADHD, Autism, Depression Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Disease – Part I | Posted On: 04/10/2009
Why is it important for the doctor chiropractic to understand the importance of promoting neurologic health in today’s chiropractic practice? Let us look at the facts. Today the most common mental health disorder in children is ADHD. In some cities, the incidence of ADHD has reached an astounding rate of 10 to 15% of school-age children.(1) Autism was relatively rare before 1990, after which its prevalence skyrocketed by three to five times. The rate of aut…
Restoring Your Patients’ Health by Conquering Their Dysbiosis | Posted On: 06/01/2010
Most patients today have some overt signs or symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. Nearly 20 million adults are newly diagnosed with digestive disorders each year and over 100 million individuals suffer daily from digestive disorders such as: GERD, gastritis, peptic ulcer, IBS, IBD and colitis. Furthermore, research now links digestive dysfunction to disorders you see as a clinician on a daily basis, such as: chronic muscle and joint pain, arthritis, headaches, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigu…
A Natural Approach to Menopausal Symptoms | Posted On: 08/16/2010
Perimenopause and Menopause are natural events that affect every woman at some point in life. It is a natural process and not an illness, however, approximately 2/3 of all women will develop menopausal symptoms. The most bothersome of these are the vasomotor symptoms of hot flushes and night sweats. For a long time hormone therapy was considered the first line of treatment for these symptoms. This is changing given the results of the Women’s Health Initiative. Now, many women are reluctant to…
Our Nervous Systems Under Siege! The Epidemic of ADHD, Autism, Depression Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Disease – Part II | Posted On: 09/18/2009
Do you treat brain health issues? You are if you see patients who have reoccurring pain or mood issues. The primary reason anyone sees a Health Practitioner is because of pain. A study in JMPT found that nearly 80% of all patients treated by a Chiropractor were being seen for a problem previously treated by that same Chiropractor; i.e. chronic or recurrent conditions.(1) Individuals with reoccurring low back pain on a functional MRI show sensitization of five brain re…
Managing High Blood Pressure | Posted On: 09/29/2009
The leading cause of death today, out-pacing all others, is cardiovascular and cerebral vascular disease, claiming well over three quarters of a million individuals each year! One of the primary risk factors for vascular disease is uncontrolled hypertension. Sadly, more than 1 in 3 adults have high blood pressure and 1/3 of them don’t know it! Surprisingly only 27% of Americans with diagnosed hypertension are effectively controlling their blood pressure.1 There are …
Controlling Blood Glucose Levels | Posted On: 09/30/2009
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 2 out of 3 adults and 1 out of 3 children in the United States are overweight or obese, and these numbers continue to climb. Our ‘Standard American Diet’, high in refined carbohydrates and sugars, is creating a modern plague of obesity and Type-2 Diabetes. There are nearly 21 million Americans suffering from Diabetes and the National Institute of Health estimates that as many as one-third of these individuals are unaware of it. A…
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