Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Lead: The Problem Goes Much Deeper Than Flint

Many children in Flint are still at risk of brain damage and vascular problems.  A comprehensive detection and treatment program has yet to be formulated.  Recently, the Cleveland Chief of Public Affairs revealed that 507 homes in Cleveland were at high risk from lead-based paint.  Lead is present throughout the environment and especially in the food supply.  Lead does not stay in the blood for more than a few days.  It is stored in the bone and brain.  Thus to detect levels of this very toxic metal, a challenge test is required.  But the government stubbornly refuses to accept such tests as appropriate.  If present in the body, chelation therapy is necessary to remove it.  Wake up, America!  Our future is at risk.

Go to http://bit.ly/1UOYBUo for the Cleveland report.


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

What’s wrong with American health care?

This question was asked by Tim Bolen of Rick Jaffee, prominent defense attorney, for the Bolen Report.  I am going to paraphrase Rick’s answers with some of my own comments:

--The US has the most expensive health care system in the whole world.

--643,000 people go bankrupt each year due to medical bills.  Britain, France, Japan, Germany, Canada, the Netherlands, and Switzerland each had no one go bankrupt for this cause.

--Many countries have better health care statistics than we do in the US.

--New technologies and drugs are developed and researched primarily in the US, but are often too expensive for patients to utilize.

--We continue to choose to let a significant portion of our population live without adequate health care.  We pay too much for too little.

--Big Pharma (Drug companies) often raise prices for drugs by huge amounts without justification.

--Insurance companies refuse to pay for therapies that are effective.

--Diet, exercise, and stress reduction are not routinely provided for patients.

--Hospitals charge huge mark-ups for their services.

--Even single payer health insurance will not work because costs are out-of-control and are not connected to regular market forces.

--Doctors ignore nutritional supplements, which can be effective and very safe.

--Defensive medicine, malpractice lawyers, and federal regulators have combined to greatly increase the cost of medical care, while making medical practice much more difficult to provide.

See bolenreport.com for more details.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

You might be more successful at quitting smoking by stopping “cold turkey”

The studies show that sudden cessation of smoking is slightly more successful than gradually cutting down.  However, the differences were not great.  Choose whichever method sounds good to you.  Your success rate at 6 months is going to be about 15-22%.  We provide a supplement called “crave arrest”, which can raise the success rate.  Even more potent is to get a brain map test in the office and then undergo a series of neurofeedback treatments to change your brain waves so that the addiction is no longer present.

Call our office to get more information on neurofeedback at 419-358-4627 or email Mail@healthcelebration.com for a brochure.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tylenol does not relieve pain from osteoarthritis

Contrary from what we have been told for decades, the latest meta-analysis from Lancet covering 74 randomized studies involving 60,000 patients did not show pain relief from Tylenol, even though Tylenol PM is considered to be the number one treatment to induce sleep (by relieving pain).  The more potent drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen carry with them significant side effects like severe GI pain and cardiovascular risks.  Instead, try Curcumin (turmeric) and other herbal treatments that give relief without the side effects.
See Lancet 2016 Mar 17.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The third leading cause of death in the U.S. is medical errors

According to a study in the British Medical Journal, 9.5% of all deaths in our country are due to medical errors, that is 700 deaths a day.  Most of these deaths occur in the hospital.  Another report from the CDC estimated that antibiotics are prescribed inappropriately one-third of the time.  Much, much safer is the use of nutritional supplements.  The latter should be prescribed and used a lot more often in my opinion.

Reported by the Washington Post and Toledo Blade, May 5, 2016.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Feeling tired in the afternoon?

The most common cause of running out of energy in the mid to late afternoon is adrenal fatigue, sometimes to the point of exhaustion.  A 4-part test for adrenal salivary cortisol levels readily detects the problem.  Many supplements can boost adrenal reserves by taking them in the morning and again at noon.  See your alternative doctor for help.  Treatment is often very effective.



Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Drugs might be causing you to gain weight

The American Academy of Family Physicians has warned patients who are taking medications for depression, diabetes, blood pressure, psychosis, seizures, steroids, and hormones that weight gain is commonly associated with some of these treatments.  Google what you are taking for these conditions.  If weight gain is listed as a side effect, ask your doctor for an alternative, if you having that problem.  Nutritional supplements can often be effective without the side effects.  See an alternative doctor for help.