Spring certainly is here and if you want to "refresh" you body and mind for that matter, now is the time to do a Spring Cleanse. This is one of those yearly, or twice a year habits that many patients find extremely valuable. Don't miss out, all the details are below in our Spring Cleaning article.
Plus, New Research Showing Powerful Effects of Chiropractic Adjustments on Brain Function
It is simple to understand that our bodies, like our cars, need to be balanced. A front end out of alignment or tires out of balance will decrease how smoothly your car rides and will wear out the parts of your auto prematurely. Additionally, it is easy to understand that our bodies were designed for physical activity and that we function best and are healthiest when we exercise our bodies on a regular basis, and in a healthy and balanced way. Keeping the mechanics of our bodies functioning optimally contributes to a more balanced, more pain-free and healthier body. It really is that simple.
At our clinic we evaluate patients for mechanical function from head to toe. We are so dedicated to the importance of mechanical function that we employ the state-of-the-art GaitScan for foot mechanics and orthotics analysis. Additionally, I have spent over a 1,000 hours studying many different techniques for treating and balancing the mechanical function of patients.
Oftentimes, mechanical problems contribute to numerous chronic health challenges. The good news is they respond very favorably to our gentle chiropractic, muscle balancing, and spinal distraction techniques.
Optimizing musculo-skeletal balance, reducing muscular tension patterns, and normalizing joint function are important keys to optimal health. They promote optimal performance and often are essential in relieving chronic pain patterns, improving one's overall health and maximizing human performance.
Recent research out of Australia has confirmed that chiropractic adjustments also have a profound effect on the nervous system. Not only do they restore optimal nerve function locally, but they also increases function in the most important collection of nerves in our body; the brain! This new research showed that adjusting the spine increased brain function by 20%! The region of the brain that is most affected is the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for behavior, decision-making, memory, attention, intelligence and much more. Therefore, restoring optimal spinal function results in optimal brain function!
Working to maximize your bio-mechanical function and then maintaining it is a critical aspect of attaining a Lifetime of Wellness, Vitality and Longevity!
A new study, published April 18th, offers the most definite proof yet of what scientists have warned about for at least a decade: that a class of drugs, called anticholinergic drugs, are linked to cognitive impairment and an increased risk of dementia.
These drugs are sold over the counter and by prescription. They include Benadryl, Demerol, Dimetapp, Dramamine, Paxil, Unisom and VESIcare. Others include Flexeril, Amtripline, Elavil, Seroquil and Nortiripyline. These are used as sleep aids and for chronic diseases including hypertension, depression, allergies, cardiovascular disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
In this study, the scientists from Univ. of Indiana School of Medicine compared MRI and PET scans of the brains of individuals who used these medications for at least 6 months. The results showed reduced brain size, brain metabolism and cognitive function in those taking the medications compared to the non-medicated controls. Additionally, the medicated group had decreased memory.
The "Aging Brain Care" organization at the Univ. of Indiana, estimates that many of these drugs may increase the risk of cognitive impairment by 46% over 6 years. If you have used these drugs for an extended time, please make an appointment to see me and we can discuss some options that may well help your brain recover from any associated problems.
If you have any of these problems and you would like to find out if there is a natural alternative, without the risks, please make an appointment to see me asap.
For a more detailed list of anticholinergic drugs follow this link
The Bad News is that each year more than 4 billion pounds of toxic chemicals are released into the environment! Unfortunately, every one of us has stored levels of these toxins in our bodies.
The Good News is that we have a seasonal solution to this problem: a 7 to 14 day cleanse (length of time varies depending on the individual). This cleanse maximally facilitates your body's detoxification pathways, decreasing the toxic burden of chemicals. This is also an excellent way to interrupt any bad dietary habits that have developed over time, and for most people will result in some weight loss. And it's a great time saver! Breakfast and lunch each take only 5 minutes from start to finish!
The quantity and diversity of biochemical toxins in our bodies are relatively shocking. A short list of some of the common toxins found in ALL Americans include; lead, mercury, DDT and many other pesticides, PCB's, and perchlorate (a toxic component of rocket fuel). Literally, tens of thousands of man-made chemicals can be found in our bodies. Many of these originate in all types of household products. Chemicals from pesticides, the city water supply, plastics, flame retardants, cigarette smoke, carpets, plywood glues, paints, exhaust fumes, plus the byproducts that escape our factory smoke stacks.
In addition to the chemicals we breathe, eat or drink, there are many that are created in our bodies everyday that are poisonous and need to be processed.
Of course, we were so well designed that we do have biochemical pathways for getting rid of these toxins. The problem is that the detoxification systems of our bodies can only do so much in a 24-hour period. When our bodies cannot process all the chemicals, due to either their quantity or complexity, or our own nutritional deficiencies, they are stored in different parts of our body, especially fat cells. Many of these chemicals have well documented disease risks. Most, if not all, of these chemicals can be found in each and every American.
My Biochemical Detoxification Cleanse, which I've been using with patients for 30 years now, is designed to facilitate your body's ability to clear these toxins. It is also quite simple to accomplish. In general, it involves replacing two meals a day with a drink that is specifically designed to cleanse the body of toxins, while at the same time serving as a meal. Your third meal is a feast of very healthy foods. Snacking between meals is fine and includes fresh fruits and raw veggies.
So, if you are ready to feel better and be cleaner and healthier, read the Cleanse Instructions and pick up your cleanse product at the clinic to get started. You can also call the clinic to set up an appointment with me, and I will get you ready to start right away. By the way, a special benefit of doing The Cleanse is that it usually has a minimal cost and actually saves many people money, depending upon how much they would normally spend on their breakfast and lunch.
OptiCleanse GHI, and Bio-Cleanse Plus are both on Special this month to support your choice of Spring Cleaning, or just if you want to use these great products as a fast, simple and healthy breakfast choice. From now until May 31st, receive a 10% discount on all our Cleanse Powders.
Please click the link to read more about these excellent products...
"Chiropractic, Like Gravity, Works Whether You Believe It or Not."
Sid E. Williams, D.C.
Do your Spring Cleaning now and within days you will know that you are doing something good for your body and mind. Then be ready, as next months newsletter will have some exciting new product announcements for your brain, your heart and inflammation or chronic pain anywhere in your body!
Yours in Health, Dr. Dale