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Depressed or Depression?
Believe it or not, I have a lot of patients come to me for the treatment of depression. But I thought chiropractic was about back pain? If that was your first thought than you obviously haven't been to our practice. We have done a great job helping people get over their depression. We have great supplements that help, I get people moving and exercising, we help them lose weight, fix their spine and nervous system, all of these things are great and we have used them to help numerous people with depression. But that's not what cures it. Actually no one can cure it, besides yourself. This was the case with all of the patients I helped as well. They had to come to the decision that they must change, not that they should but that they must, and that they were no longer happy with being like this. And to be honest this decision can be made instantly. It only takes an instant to change our state. See there a difference between being depressed and having depression. What do I mean? We have all been depressed, it is a natural feeling. For whatever reason, loss of job, loss of a loved one, etc. The emotion is natural to have. So what's the difference? Being depressed means you have bought in to that identity. You have taken the identity of being depressed and made it yours. And you start doing things that build in to this identity. Therapy sessions, prescription drugs, whatever it is, but it builds in to your identity. But as this identity of depression grows and has been fueled by other people reinforcing this identity it becomes harder to change. Not just hard, actually terrifying. Because this change would go against your identity. The identity that you have worked so hard to form. Does this sound crazy? It would have to me a few years ago until I had seen people change their state in the blink of an eye, the amazing thing is you have absolute control of your state. You may have not figured out how to control it, but you can. Well why would someone want to embrace this identity? They may not want to, this could be completely subconsciously. But the reason it happens is this identity meets one of their primal needs. We all have primal needs, that shape our behavior, whether it is Love, significance, certainty. And we make decisions based on our primal needs. The unfortunate part is that mast of us didn't chose our primal needs, they were shaped by other people or by situations. But once you recognize that you have the power to chose your primal needs, and pour all of your energy in to positive behavior that feeds those needs your there.
Flu Shot Incident
Since the flu shot push in in full effect, I thought I would share an incident that just occurred in Florida that the main stream media is of course not covering. This was originally taken from vactruth.com
A reader shared with us important information about what's happening with the school children and staff in Jacksonville, FL after the flu vaccine was pushed onto the people. The media is not covering this story.
"I just wanted to share about the flu shot at the school where I work...
300 of our 800 some students were administered the Flumist almost a month ago. Immediate reactions were severe nosebleeds. Of my caseload of 50 students, I have only seen half of them since then, the rest have been home or hospitalized with flu symptoms. (some have missed several days for three weeks straight!)
27 of our 50 some teachers volunteered for the free flu shot the county was giving out at each school. This was Monday 10/13/14. First started the complaints of a sore arm. By Wednesday, some were complaining to me they felt like they were dying but couldn't figure out why. By Friday 10/17... we had to get 17 substitute teachers because the ones who got the flu shot were home sick with the flu...why do people think this effective? This is just a snapshot of one school in one city.
Do the math and you can see how terrible and ineffective the flu shot and mist really are. Or another example...my grandmother keeps getting the flu shot because she is uneducated...not even an hour after she received it this year, she was calling me to ask how does she answer the phone when someone calls her and how can she call my mother. That is so scary! To not even be able to do simple skills that she never had a problem doing before the shot!
When will people wake up!? The flu shot wasn't mandatory, I said no and haven't taken a vaccine since I was in high school. In high school, when I didn't know any better, I was so healthy until I received the Gardasil series of shots. I developed GERD and an intolerance to gluten afterwards because of Gardasil."
I just want people to know what is happening.
If you didn't already know, on Wednesday October 29th we are hosting a Flu Fighter Workshop at our office Adjust Dallas. It is a completely free event and will start promptly at 6:30pm. To reserve a seat, as we need an estimated headcount for food, call 972.701.WELL today. We will cover what you need to know to keep you healthy through flu season.
Obviously the topic of Ebola has been on every news outlet and headline everywhere. We all know about the two nurses who contracted the virus while taking care of patient zero. There is also a rumor going around Dallas right now that a doctor has been confirmed to have the virus as well but has not hit media outlets yet. That source being a nurse at Presby also said there are multiple other suspected infections waiting confirmation. But who knows if that's true, we all have played the telephone game. And a rumor is just that a rumor.
I did a brief blog a couple of weeks ago when the first patient Thomas Duncan was diagnosed, I was trying to help calm the situation because I had a lot of patients asking me questions and expressing a lot of concern and fear. I had said that I was confident that the CDC had it under control. Since then my opinion has changed. I also said at the end of the blog that this situation was primed for the introduction of an Ebola vaccine. The fear, the panic, it's a perfect situation to make billions. This situation just got a whole let better for that when the CDC let one of the nurses board a commercial flight while having a low grade fever the day before she reported to he hospital expressing symptoms. In my honest opinion, I think she was contagious on the flight back to Dallas. If by the chance, no one comes down with this after that colossal mistake by the CDC, which is only one of many. It is by pure luck and chance. She went through a busy Cleveland airport with a fever. Flew on a plane with 132 passengers with a fever. Went through DFW airport with a fever. Those other passengers went on to their other connecting flights, to their hometowns and cities. The plane went on to make 5 more flights. This is almost too unbelievable to make a Hollywood movie out of.
With all that said, I know the vaccine is coming. Here is why it would be a horrible idea to have an Ebola vaccine. To this date there have only been 3 cases of Ebola inside the US, only 2 contracted inside the US, which were caregivers of patient zero. Another clear mis handling by the CDC. But only 3 cases at this point. So if we starting vaccinating for this virus that only 3 people have had, millions will now be walking around with the live virus inside them. That's what a vaccine is. So instead of 3 now millions, and just like with measles, polio, and other diseases, there will be people who contract the disease from the vaccine itself. The only incidences of polio today in this country are from the vaccine itself. Second, because of the fear and panic this is causing, in a state of emergency this vaccine will be rushed to production. Bypassing some of the usually required testing, some of which is usually done in human trials in Africa and India which may have caused Ebola to begin with. So when are we going to find out about the possible side effects of this vaccine? Ten years down the road? Maybe sooner? Who knows....
I do know that the United States government holds the patent on the Ebola virus and no testing or production of vaccines can be done without their permission and their hand in it. And this is not conspiracy, this is fact, you can look it up. The bottom line is a vaccine is not an answer to this problem. It needs to be contained. Here is an example of what happened when an HIV vaccines was introduced when the virus first started popping up. "Dr. Francis Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health, said "Sometimes vaccines not only don't work, they make things worse," Collins told HuffPost. "Look at the HIV step trial, where that vaccine not only did not protect [against] HIV, it increased susceptibility because it did something to the immune system that made it more vulnerable. That could happen here too." (The private sector, it should be noted, hasn't developed an Ebola vaccine for a variety of reasons, primarily financial ones.)" You can read the full article here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/12/ebola-vaccine_n_5974148.html. We have also seen other scares cause rushed vaccines that led to bad results. Like the swine flu scare of 1976, where the vaccine led to numerous side effects and death that cost the CDC director his job.
The only thing you can at this point is to improve your immune system. It is very hard to trust the CDC to keep this contained but what do we do, that is all we have. It has been said that your best solution to not catching the virus or how you respond once you have it depends on your immune system. When your body becomes a factory for reproducing the virus, how are your white blood cells going to fight back, it will be a war. We are having a FLU FIGHTER WORKSHOP at my office Adjust Dallas on October 29th at 6:30pm. The flu is a virus too, this talk may spill in to an Ebola talk before it is done. We are going to go over ways and tips to put your immune system in the best situation as possible. Call 972.701.WELL to reserve your seat. I hope this blog didn't scare you, that was not my goal by any means. The CDC in my opinion had been dishonest about this whole thing. Just like when they repeatedly say that this virus is not airborn. It may not be, but neither is the flu. Just look up what the definition of an airborn illness is, and then also look up what "droplets" are. So why then did some of Duncan's family not catch this while he was symptomatic? The only logical explanation that I can conclude is that their immune system did it's job. The Ebola virus is not something to be taken lightly, but if contained it will be fine. That is key though, if the CDC keeps it contained. I think at this point the CDC chief Dr. Frieden should step down, he has proven he is in over his head. I don't know him personally, he could be a great guy, but I think this process speaks for itself. Ebola is a threat, a real threat, but an Ebola vaccine would be a disaster.
Quote of the Day.
“When health is absent Wisdom cannot reveal itself, Art cannot become manifest, Strength cannot be exerted, Wealth is useless and Reason is powerless.” -Herophilies, 300 B.C.
Our Obsession With Cheap.
We as Americans are obsessed with cheap. Cheap products, cheap service, cheap food, and cheap fixes. This has led to huge industrial changes over the last few decades, where everything you buy is from China. And even more recently where many customer service positions have been outsourced to other countries as well. Now, Im not going to give a lesson in economics so you can relax. But I want to think about this whole concept.
I had a friend that had a favorite saying that went something like this, "Don't spend a dollar to save a nickel." Im not exactly sure what that meant but the lesson that he would pair with that was you get what you pay for, and sometimes you end up paying more in the long run. I unfortunately have learned this lesson on a few occasions. Finding contractors or repair men on craigslist, that have prices too good to be true. And guess what they were. And I'm not sure why at the time I was shocked with the outcome of those situations. And on one specific occasion, I had to hire someone to fix what one of those discount workers messed up. Costing me more in the long run.
The whole point of this is you can always find cheaper. But often you will be terribly disappointed with the end result. You will be disappointed with your health if you eat cheap food your whole life. You will never find true wellness with cheap fixes like medications. To get products or results that you want you have to pay for it. I like to think about the saying "you are what you eat". Are you cheap? Then why do you eat that way? I know that may sound funny but it's true. This obviously does not just pertain to food, but can be true with a lot of different aspects in life. When I am making decisions regarding my health though, the last thing I think about is cheap.
For a few years now I have recommended using the car as a great place for quiet time. Most people do not find any time in their day for complete silence, car rides to and from work give you a great opportunity for that. Most of us have busy schedules, I always laugh when someone says how busy they are, we are ALL busy! But it may be very hard for you to dedicate and hour of peace and quiet a day, but if you have a 30 min drive to work than you just found an hour!
I have also recommend to dramatically decrease your time watching or listening to the news. I did not say completely tune yourself out from what is going on in the world, but what type of news do you hear the majority of the time? Good or bad? Bad, right? With most of our stress levels high do you think it is a good idea to pollute your head with more problems? I know I have enough issues I have to deal with on my own, let alone the world's right? If you watch and listen to the news everyday that can be draining and stressful. And it's always the same thing over and over.
Especially talk radio. I say this as a long time talk radio listener. I use to love it, and still if I let myself I could be right back in to the trap of listening to it. Why? It creates emotions, that's their goal to begin with. The majority of the time it is fear or anger. I have been committed for the last few years not to listen to it, even when I had my own radio show, i wouldn't listen to any other show. My show didn't count btw, it is good for your health! But talk radio is toxic, bottom line. It is impossible to perform at your peak state with listening to that garbage. Now some shows, can be very uplifting and encouraging, but you know the ones I am talking about. What is being in peak state? It is the best state of YOU. You performing at your highest level possible. Constantly filling your head with negative messages that stimulate fear and anger makes reaching that state impossible. Cut out the negative, put in more positive and watch your life change.
Why I Don't PINK.
This month is breast cancer awareness month. So naturally, you will see pink ribbons everywhere. You will see walks for the cure, fundraising for the cure. You can buy anything in pink from vacuums to buckets of chicken from KFC to help raise money for a "cure". But myself, I don't participate. That is not because I do not support cancer patients or cancer survivors, because trust me I do, and I treat a lot of them in my practice. I don't PINK because I do not support the multi billion dollar INDUSTRY that is the cancer INDUSTRY.
Now, this blog could get really lengthy in my explanation so I am going to try my best to make it as short as possible, bare with me. The whole cancer industry has exploded, it is actually a money making machine. While this money goes mysteriously somewhere to people who are desperately searching for a cure. For one, very little of your money actually goes to cancer research to begin with. There are very well paid executives sitting on these boards and a lot of people getting rich off you donating. There are also a lot of other corporations that aren't in the cancer business trying to ride the wave and get in on the cash cow. They will put a pink ribbon on anything if they think it might guilt you in to buying their product. Making you feel like a better person. Let's take KFC for example, if you buy a bucket of chicken in October "some" of the proceeds will go to cancer research. Let's see, people who sell hormone laced chicken who are contributing to the problem and epidemic now want to donate to try to help? Hmmm... How about start selling organic antibiotic and hormone free chicken so we can really cut down on cancer rates.
So how do they get all of us to march miles and spend countless dollars to support them? They have us all focused on a cure. Well what happens when we only focus on a cure? We start to lose track of the cause. Why are we all getting cancer to begin with? Why are cancer rates going up every year, when we have raised trillions of dollars in research? That is because there will never be a miracle cure or drug. We all have cancer! Cancer is abnormal or mutated cells, I may have 500,000 of them in my body right now. You as you read this, may have 300,000. But our body is constantly turning these cells over and making sure they dont get out of control. Once that number reaches around 1 Billion, that is detectable by modern day tests and diagnosed as "cancer". We all know someone who had cancer and went in to remission, and unfortunately a few years it came back. Why is that? Because all that person did was radiate or kill with chemo drugs enough abnormal (and normal) cells to get that number under 1 Billion. They never got to the root cause of why their body wasn't turning over these mutated cells to begin with. So as we all wait for a cure, we will continue to lose millions of lives, and corporations will continue to make billions of dollars.
In 1971 President Richard Nixon declared a war on cancer, in the first year alone we dedicated 1.2 Billion dollars to research. Since then we have raised trillions. Where has it gotten us? No where. Cancer rates continue to rise, hitting record setting numbers, and the future numbers being predicted get even worse.
Another reason I dont PINK is because a large portion of these proceeds that do go somewhere go to more radiation and more chemo to patients. Personally I dont believe in it, and would never put that poison in my body. I believe in supporting the body's immune system to defeat cancer, from experience with family and friends it seems to be the most effective and has the longest lasting effects. Research has proven time and time again the ineffectiveness of chemo and radiation. Not to mention the quality of life those last days. You can read a research study on the 5 year survival rate with chemo here http://www.burtongoldberg.com/home/burtongoldberg/contribution-of-chemotherapy-to-five-year-survival-rate-morgan.pdf. There have also been many therapies and protocols that have been shown to be highly effective in fighting cancer, but unfortunately these cant be patented and profited off of, so they are squashed and doctors who support them are ostracized.
In this blog I have barely scratched the surface when it comes to cancer and the cancer industry. For more information on cancer you can listen to one of my radio shows on cancer here /media.html. There is also a documentary that you can watch, it is also on Netflix call Pink Ribbon, INC. Or to get more information on alternative therapies contact my office for a free consultation.
Ever since the news yesterday of the first case of Ebola hitting the US, Dallas in fact, I have been getting quite a few questions about it. Now, I am not an infectious disease expert by any means, but I thought I might ease some worry and fear of the situation. The first thing you have to realize is this is completely out of your control at this point. So don't lose sleep over it, if you have no control over it. Second, the CDC says they are confident that they have it contained and do not expect an outbreak. Most people are unaware that it is not an airborne illness as well, only transferred through bodily fluids. They also say that the reaction a patient has to the disease has a lot to do with the state of their immune system. Now, this is one thing you can control. Reduce your sugar intake, get your adjustments in, exercise, get your ZZZ's, add in vitamin C, zinc, and probiotics. We carry a great immune system support from Designs for Health that covers a lot of the basics. There is also an essential oil that we carry called "thieves" and it is a formula that was used by thieves during the plague that managed not to get sick while robbing the dead bodies, morbid I know but it is October. Supporting your immune system is the only thing you can do at this point, and taking simple precautions like washing your hands regularly. This is all good advice as the weather is changing and the so called "flu season" is here as well.
On a side note I am very interested to see how the business side of Ebola plays out. With all the fear and hysteria centered around it, it seems like a prime opportunity for some drug companies to make some money. Ebola vaccine anyone?
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