I apologize for the long delay since my last newsletter. To be honest, I have been putting in many extra hours researching and preparing some new testing for the clinic. Soon I will have an announcement about this test, which will be important for most patients over 40.
I trust you will understand the delay as we increase our ability to protect your health with this new test.
Laurie and I are making an escape for some much need R&R to Lake Tahoe. So, I will be Out of the Office from Thursday Sept. 11 - Monday Sept. 15th.
Please call right away if you need to get in before I leave.
I will be back in the Office on Tuesday, Sept. 16th, All Day!
The Cold and Flu Season suddenly began ramping up just this past week. Please read on, and as usual, the most important thing is to be prepared.
Last year many of my patients were prepared to jump into action at the first sign of an infection, and for those who did they usually stopped it in it's tracks! With more and more patients well trained, we had one of our easiest Cold and Flu Season's that I can remember. The key to this kind of success is to Be Prepared! That means having the products from Dr. Dale's Immune Protocols on hand to start taking at the first sign of an infection. This is the most important step you can take to minimize the chances of any infection really setting you back.
In the past couple of years, our most challenging infections are sinus infections. If you think you're getting a sinus infection, begin the Immune Protocol right away and get in for an appointment asap, so I can figure out which protocol is going to work best for you.
Here is my Immune Protocol Refrigerator Page so it is easier to know what to do right away. Please be sure to open the attachment, print it out and place it on your refrigerator.
Important Note: if you feel your immune system is not as strong as you would like it to be, please call for an appointment ASAP. During your appointment I can specifically assess what you can do to strengthen your immune system, therefore increasing your resistance to the bugs that are coming our way. We have some new products that are great for this situation.
Yes, that is how long I have now been in practice! Hopefully, I'll make it at least another 15! To be honest, I would be hard pressed to think of a more rewarding career. Supporting patients in their quest for health while seeing results on a daily basis that represent a higher quality of life, what could be better. I still remember patients from my first 2 years in practice when I was still in Santa Monica and the very touching moments when I saw results I couldn't have easily predicted.
The nice thing about 30 years of experience is that I can pretty much predict most results if I can get my patients to do the things they need to do. The very good news is that in spite of what many doctors believe, patients are very capable of making tremendous changes to their lifestyle, all of which makes my job much easier and as I tell many of my patients, you make me look good. Thanks to all of you for entrusting me with your health care, and making me look good.
Vit. D in reducing Dementia and Alzheimer's risk.
I uncovered a research project that for some reason did not get the attention is should have, and was also not nearly as well heeded. This research was about a class of drugs that are used as sleep aids and allergy aids. It includes Benadryl, Dramamine, Excedrin PM, Nytol, Sominex, Tylenol PM and Unisome in the over the counter group. The prescriptions included Paxil, Detrol, Demerol, and Elavil. The study was performed at the University of Indiana in association with two different highly respected Institutes.
The study spanned six years and involved patients with no previous cognitive decline. After taking one of these medications regularly, their risk of developing mild cognitive impairment rose significantly. The effects included memory loss and functional impairment, which were doubled when taking two of the above medications.
In the past, these same researchers found a direct relationship between these same drugs and delirium, which is sudden onset cognitive impairment.
Please be cautioned as we have many different lifestyle and nutrient deficiency challenges already that make cognitive decline an all too common issue that can greatly affect ones quality of life.
Additionally, a separate research project found that individuals moderately deficient in Vit. D had a 53% increased risk of dementia and if severely deficient, a 125% increased risk. Alzheimer's risk was 69% increased for the moderately deficient group and 122% for the severely deficient group.
This research was published in the journal Neurology.
I have reused this quote from a recent newsletter as it fits this months theme of my very un-monotonous life.
"The way not to lead a monotonous life is to live for others."
-Bishop Fulton J. Sheen
With my 30 years of practice experience and 39 years of studying nutrition, it is more clear than ever how critical a healthy lifestyle is in supporting us in having as high a quality of life as possible.
The good news is that this path is relatively simple and quite clear. It is all about creating a lifetime of wellness, via diet, nutrition, healthy and simple exercise, good sleep, maintaining a well functioning spine, relaxation and fun. If you are fortunate enough to find a career that is fulfilling, or even better yet benefits others, you will experience many, many happy and healthy days.