I am often asked, "How's the family?" Everyone is doing well despite Glyn's RECENT PASSING. Michaela is babysitting and recently bought a HORSE. Malachi is working for several different people this summer and mowing yards. And the YOUNGER GIRLS are seemingly trying to read through every book in the library (they are learning how to cook and sew as well). We would love for you come visit us. If it is in the Summer time, we'll spend some time on the CURRENT RIVER.
CERTAIN ANTIBIOTICS DESTROY TENDONS AND OTHER CONNECTIVE TISSUES
HAVE YOU BEEN FLUOXED?
The quote above was taken from a popular online encyclopedia. Not a terribly long time ago, I did a blog Post on FLUOROQUINOLONE ANTIBIOTICS. For many people, this class of drug has opened the door to a nightmare. I had a patient put a handwritten letter in my hands yesterday and ask me to spread the word to as many people as possible.
Attention! Fibromyalgia and Levaquin do not mix! I just hope that this helps some people avoid what I've gone through from taking Levaquin. A couple of months ago, my doctor prescribed me Levaquin for my allergies. I never even looked at the possible side effects; they were just Antibiotics. Just two days later my body hurt in every muscle from head to toe. I was told I had to stay on them 10 days so I tried (I made it to day 8). Then I read the side effects information and was shocked to learn that Levaquin attacks ligaments and tendons. I learned that they could pop [rupture] and cause problems for months or even years.
About day 7 I felt a tendon SNAP in my right shoulder. I could not even raise my arm the pain was so awful. I then went to my regular doctor who put a steroid injection in my shoulder and gave me steroid pills.
Doctors should not prescribe this antibiotic to patients with Fibromyalgia. My doctor said that my severe reaction was not typical. After studying the matter, I tend to disagree. Anyway, here I am two months later with an aching shoulder. And this could last for months, or even years. I had no idea there were this many side effects listed, and would never have taken this drug if I had read the info paper first. I am in pain every waking moment. These pills attacked my whole body.
Deb G. 5/29/2013
Oh, I forgot to include this portion of the quote in the top section. "Tendon damage may manifest months after therapy had been completed and in severe cases may result in lifelong disabilities. Older patients may have an increased risk of tendinopathy (including rupture), especially with concomitant corticosteroid use.... Current or past treatment with oral corticosteroids is associated with an increased risk of Achilles tendon rupture, especially in elderly patients also taking the fluoroquinolones.... Within this group concomitant use of corticosteroids increases this risk substantially." I have warned repeatedly that CORTICOSTEROID INJECTIONS never provide lasting relief or benefit, but usually result in some serious (degenerative) side effects.
ANOTHER 25+ YEAR CASE OF PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME
After seeing Gale constantly struggling with chronic buttock pain and sciatica, I suggested to her that she probably had PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME, and should try our TISSUE REMODELING TREATMENT to see if that would resolve it. She finally gave in. After struggling for decades, she is no longer in pain. Watch her short Video Testimonial.
CHRONIC NECK PAIN AND HEADACHES
(AND DeQUERVAIN'S SYNDROME)
The problem is that according to the latest scientific research, 50-70% of the adult American population is walking around with disc problems in their low backs that they are completely unaware of because they do not hurt (HERE). Think about this for a moment. The majority of us would show a HERNIATED DISC on MRI if we had one --- even if we have no pain. Not knowing this information sets people up for failure when it comes to SPINAL SURGERIES. It also means that it is always easy for a doctor to find some kind of abnormality on the MRI to blame your pain on.
As you can see from the picture below, Mary is fun to be around. She is sweet, gentle, and loves to laugh. For five years though, she has not felt like laughing due to severe chronic pain. That is until a couple of months ago when I was able to convince her that she needed to try our TISSUE REMODELING TREATMENT. She had brutal FASCIAL ADHESIONS of her THORACOLUMBAR FASCIA. Make absolutely sure you click on this link. It contains two 10 second videos of Thoracolumbar Fascia (one of a person with low back pain and one of a person with no low back pain).
I'll stop and let Mary tell you the rest of her story. Thanks for the video Mary. We love you!
THORACOLUMBAR FASCIA VIDEO TESTIMONIAL
YOUR HEALTH IS UP TO YOU
GYM EQUIPMENT CAN QUICKLY DATE ITSELF: THE TITANIC'S FITNESS ROOM
I find it interesting how people think. You would be surprised at the number of people I see who believe that since Obama Care is now being implemented, they can finally be healthy. False! Your health is and always has been completely up to you. I get it; some people were unfortunate enough to be born with genetic diseases, physical defects, or other severe inborn health problems. In the big scheme of things, these are RARE. I am speaking to the rest of you. It is time you take what God gifted you with and take care of it! Don't tell yourself that you will start next week. Start today.
Remember my EXCUSES post from last week? I want to give you some things that you can do on your own to take care of your body, and spend as little time as possible doing it. As far as working out / exercising is concerned, HERE is my short post on the best way to lose weight and keep it off forever. As you already know, I am a huge believer in STRENGTH TRAINING. Sure, I think think that Cardio Training is great, but if you simply look at the research in the above link, you'll see that a little of it goes a long way. Folks; this is to your advantage! You do not have to be a gym member, nor do you have to spend 1-2 hours a day doing workouts like Insanity or P-90X (or running mile after mile after mile) to achieve incredible results. If you'll cut the JUNK and SODAS, and eat a diet based on WHOLE FOODS (specifically think PALEO HERE), you can spend a brief time working out --- in the privacy of your own home if you like, and achieve incredible results quickly (HERE).
How good of a workout can you get without being a member of a gym? Believe it or not, you can possibly do better than you could in many gyms. And all you need are an EXERCISE BALL and some light hand weights (dumbells), and if you are really motivated --- a HOMEMADE KETTLEBELL. The Exercise Ball (they go by lots of names including balance ball, fit ball, fitness ball, gym ball, physio ball, Pilates ball, sports ball, stability ball, Swedish ball, Swiss ball, therapy ball, etc, etc, etc) is simply a large inflatable ball that can be purchased at Mal-Wart (make sure to spend a few more bucks and get the 'burst resistant' heavy duty ball).
The real advantage to incorporating the Exercise Ball into your strength training is that the instability of the ball builds strength and stability into all parts of your body ---- particularly your CORE. Instead of working out on a stable surface (a bench or floor), the ball forces the body to engage many more muscles just to maintain balance. Not only is this great for your body, it is great for your brain as well (HERE). There is no better (easy) core strengthening program than to spend time on the ball.
SIMPLE (QUICK) BALL WORKOUTS YOU
CAN DO IN YOUR OWN LIVING ROOM
VARIETY OF BALL EXERCISES
BALL EXERCISE WITH WEIGHTS
BALL EXERCISES WITH NO WEIGHTS
AMERICA'S NUMBER ONE DESTROYER OF HEALTH
And it doesn't stop with Neuropathy and female problems like PCOS. Virtually every single health problem you can think of is being tied back in the scientific peer-reviewed literature to Uncontrolled Blood Sugar. And don't forget that HYPOGLYCEMIA (low blood sugar) falls into this same category as well, and is the flip side of the coin that we call Diabetes.
If you are serious about both your HEALTH AND YOUR WEIGHT, and your potential ability to live a long and productive life, click on the link at the top of the page. It is a five minute read that could change your life.
ADHESED FASCIA IS A LIVING BREATHING
In the picture below, you'll notice the diamond-shaped area in the LOW BACK which is called the Thoracolumbar Fascia. This Fascia is impregnated and concurrent with at least three different muscle tendons, giving it three distinct layers that must glide independently of each other. Although I did a post on this topic several months ago (HERE), I added two short (10 second) videos that show how adhesions in the Fascia severely restrict joint motion.
It is amazing to actually see, with my own eyes, the model of pain and dysfunction that I have been promoting for almost two decades actually coming to life like FRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTER. If nothing else, take a few seconds to watch the videos. Play them at the same time so you can see the difference side-by-side. Like I said, amazing! And if you are interested in ALL 125 PLUS of my posts on Fascia and Scar Tissue, make sure to click the link.
DEATH BY MEDICINE
Each year approximately 2.2 million US hospital patients experience adverse drug reactions (ADRs) to prescribed medications... Approximately 7.5 million unnecessary medical and surgical procedures are performed annually in the US, while approximately 8.9 million Americans are hospitalized unnecessarily.
Deaths induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures [aka 'Iatrogenesis'] in the US annually is 783,936. By comparison, approximately 699,697 Americans died of heart disease in 2001, while 553,251 died of cancer.
US health care spending reached $1.6 trillion in 2003, representing 14% of the nation's gross national product. Considering this enormous expenditure, we should have the best medicine in the world. We should be preventing and reversing disease, and doing minimal harm. Careful and objective review, however, shows we are doing the opposite. Because of the extraordinarily narrow, technologically driven context in which contemporary medicine examines the human condition, we are completely missing the larger picture.
As few as 5% and no more than 20% of iatrogenic acts are ever reported. This implies that if medical errors were completely and accurately reported, we would have an annual iatrogenic death toll much higher than 783,936. In 1994, Leape [a Harvard University researcher] said his figure of 180,000 medical mistakes resulting in death annually was equivalent to three jumbo-jet crashes every two days. Our considerably higher figure is equivalent to six jumbo jets are falling out of the sky each day.
Our estimated 10-year total of 7.8 million iatrogenic deaths is more than all the casualties from all the wars fought by the US throughout its entire history.
A 2003 study found that nearly half of medical school faculty who serve on institutional review boards to advise on clinical trial research also serve as consultants to the pharmaceutical industry.
In June 2002, the New England Journal of Medicine announced that it would accept journalists who accept money from drug companies because it was too difficult to find ones who have no ties..... In l981 the drug industry “gave” $292 million to colleges and universities for research. By l991, this figure had risen to $2.1 billion.
Leape focused on the “Harvard Medical Practice Study” published in 1991........ Why Leape chose to use the much lower figure of 4% injury for his analysis remains in question. Using instead the average of the rates found in the three studies he cites (36%, 20%, and 4%) would have produced a 20% medical error rate. The number of iatrogenic deaths using an average rate of injury and his 14% fatality rate would be 1,189,576.
In 1995, a JAMA report noted, "Over a million patients are injured in US hospitals each year, and approximately 280,000 die annually as a result of these injuries.... An October 2003 JAMA study from the US government's Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) documented 32,000 mostly surgery-related deaths costing $9 billion and accounting for 2.4 million extra hospital days in 2000.
An analysis by Wald and Shojania found that only 1.5% of all adverse events result in an incident report.
A 2002 study shows that 20% of hospital medications for patients had dosage errors. Nearly 40% of these errors were considered potentially harmful to the patient. In a typical 300-patient hospital, the number of errors per day was 40.
In a New England Journal of Medicine study, an alarming one in four patients suffered observable side effects from the more than 3.34 billion prescription drugs filled in 2002.
According to William Agger, MD, director of microbiology and chief of infectious disease at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI, 30 million pounds of antibiotics are used in America each year. Of this amount, 25 million pounds are used in animal husbandry, and 23 million pounds are used to try to prevent disease and the stress of shipping, as well as to promote growth. Only 2 million pounds are given for specific animal infections.... In the US, over 3 million pounds of antibiotics are used every year on humans. With a population of 284 million Americans, this amount is enough to give every man, woman, and child 10 teaspoons of pure antibiotics per year.
In 1989, German biostatistician Ulrich Abel, PhD, wrote a monograph entitled “Chemotherapy of Advanced Epithelial Cancer.” Abel presented a comprehensive analysis of clinical trials and publications representing over 3,000 articles examining the value of chemotherapy on advanced epithelial cancer. Epithelial cancer is the type of cancer with which we are most familiar, arising from epithelium found in the lining of body organs such as the breast, prostate, lung, stomach, and bowel. From these sites, cancer usually infiltrates adjacent tissue and spreads to the bone, liver, lung, or brain. With his exhaustive review, Abel concluded.... “Many oncologists take it for granted that response to therapy prolongs survival, an opinion which is based on a fallacy and which is not supported by clinical studies.”
In 1974, 2.4 million unnecessary surgeries were performed, resulting in 11,900 deaths at a cost of $3.9 billion. In 2001, 7.5 million unnecessary surgical procedures were performed, resulting in 37,136 deaths at a cost of $122 billion (using 1974 dollars).
In 1978, the US Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) reported: “Only 10-20% of all procedures currently used in medical practice have been shown to be efficacious by controlled trial." In 1995, the OTA compared medical technology in eight countries (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the UK, and the US ) and again noted that few medical procedures in the US have been subjected to clinical trial. It also reported that US infant mortality was high and life expectancy low compared to other developed countries.
In 1983, 809,000 cesarean sections (21% of live births) were performed in the US, making it the nation's most common obstetric-gynecologic (OB/GYN) surgical procedure. In 2001, cesarean section is still the most common OB/GYN surgical procedure. Approximately 4 million births occur annually, with 24% (960,000) delivered by cesarean section. In the Netherlands, only 8% of births are delivered by cesarean section.
HAVE THINGS CHANGED?
WANT MORE SMUT AND FOUL
LANGUAGE ON THE AIRWAVES?
THEN CONTACT THE
The point to all of this is that the FCC is asking for public comments on a proposal that would allow much more profanity and nudity to come across the public airwaves. For those of you who do not watch TV at home, it may seem at first like this is not a big deal. However, there are some implications you may not have thought of. For one, it would mean that sitting in a waiting room, a restaurant, or any other public place that happens to have a TV going, could potentially mean that our children end up getting an eye full or ear full of things that we would not want them to see and / or hear – and we would have no control over it.
If you have the time, and are able to make sense of the FCC's ridiculously counter-intuitive website, you can visit it and leave comments on their proposal. There have been over 100,000 comments so far. Please spread the word about this via Facebook as well.
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).
Brain Based Therapy
Can You Help
Cardio Or Strength
Cold Laser Therapy
Death By Medicine
Degenerative Joint Disease
D's Of Chronic Pain
Evidence Based Medicine
Functional Problems Vs Pathology
Gluten Cross Reactivity
Ice Or Heat
Jacks Fork River
Leaky Gut Syndrome
Number One Health Problem
Platelet Rich Therapy
Post Surgical Scarring
Re Invent Yourself
Rib And Chest Pain
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Sleeping Pills Kill
Stay Or Go
Stretching Post Treatment
Tensegrity And Fascia
The Big Four
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Whole Body Vibration