THE DESTRUCTIVE AND DEADLY
Inflammation is the common denominator of many chronic age-related diseases such as arthritis, gout, Alzheimer's, and diabetes. But according to a Yale School of Medicine study, even in the absence of a disease, inflammation can lead to serious loss of function throughout the body, reducing healthspan — that portion of our lives spent relatively free of serious illness and disability. A recent issue of Eurekalert discussing a study from the October issue of Cell Metabolism called, "Canonical Nlrp3 Inflammasome Links Systemic Low-Grade Inflammation to Functional Decline in Aging"
This is interesting when considering the recent study on quality of life and longevity. The bottom line was that even though people are living on average much longer than they used to, their health and quality of life are much lower --- particularly in those later years. I'm not surprised. Much, if not most of this has to do with Inflammation. The problem is, when I talk to my patients about Inflammation (including many healthcare providers), I find that few really understand what it is. This despite the fact that the word is used almost ubiquitously in the media and in healthcare.
INFLAMMATION is the collective name given to a group of several dozen chemicals made by your Immune System. Although these chemicals are necessary --- even vital ---- for health and healing, they can be driven to excessive levels by a wide variety of things including cruddy diets, smoking, food sensitivities, parasites, heavy metal toxicity, low grade infections, etc, etc, etc. Now we can add one more thing to the list --- birthdays. It seems that the older we get, the more "Background Inflammation" is created by our Immune Systems. This helps contribute to a host of inflammatory disease processes that are specifically associated with aging, including DEGENERATIVE ARTHRITIS, OSTEOPOROSIS, DIABETES, ALZHEIMER'S, PARKINSON'S, Dementia, Cataracts, GOUT, THYMUS DEGRADATION, and numerous others.
Although the point of the study concerned developing drugs to down-regulate the "Immune Sensor Nlrp3 Inflammasome" (their latest specific culprit in the aging process), my advice makes more sense. Start right now with a simple program designed to squelch inflammation at its source. Then follow and refine this program your entire life. For more information on how to proceed, HERE, HERE, and HERE are wonderful places to start.
WHIPLASH INJURY CAUSES CHRONIC NECK PAIN
ANSWER TO CHRONIC NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN
This country will be drenched in blood, and God only knows how it will end. You people speak so lightly of war; you don't know what you're talking about...... I’ve been through two wars and I know. I’ve seen cities and homes in ashes. I’ve seen thousands of men lying on the ground, their dead faces looking up at the skies. I tell you, war is Hell! General William Tecumseh Sherman --- the man for whom the "M4 Sherman Tank" was named after (the tanks below are M-1 Abrams)
Although TBI'S could fall into this same category, once you understand the nature of FASCIA, you can very well understand how it can become Chronic Pain's PERFECT STORM. The following is a testimonial received last week from an individual who was injured by a tank almost a decade and a half ago. We are respecting his right to privacy by leaving out his name. I can assure you that this individual's pain / disability was off the chart, and that before coming to see me, had been through every test and treatment that the military had to offer for CHRONIC NECK PAIN / CHRONIC SHOULDER PAIN ----- two problems that are so often seen together, they are often one. As is typical, they played it off and blamed it on DEPRESSION.
I thank you for your service to our country!
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURES & TBI-INDUCED AUTOIMMUNITY
MORE COMMON THAN EVER IMAGINED
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 1.4 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury each year in the United States. Of these, about 50,000 die, 235,000 are hospitalized, and 1.1 million are treated and released from an emergency room department.... head trauma may induce an autoimmune inflammatory disorder.... Damaged brain tissue leaks through the blood-brain barrier into the general circulation and becomes, in fact, an antigen just like a virus or allergen. Antibodies are formed against brain tissue that may become "auto" and start to attack various tissues including the brain itself. Regardless, an autoimmune inflammatory disorder may develop after head trauma and not only cause joint and muscle pain but attack other organs such as the eye, lung, heart, liver, intestine, and kidney—just like any autoimmune inflammatory condition. Dr. Forest Tennant, from the May 2013 issue of Practical Pain Management --- a journal specifically for "Pain Doctors". Dr. Tennant is the editor of PPM.
The problem with TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), however, is not simply the "Post-Concussion" headache. The problem is that Traumatic Brain Injuries are being linked to a host of health problems that are seemingly unrelated to the head injury itself. In fact, this is almost surely the reason that the famous whiplash research team of Gargan & Bannister declared over two decades ago that whiplash-like injuries frequently result in a host of, "bizarre and seemingly unrelated symptoms".
The specific symptoms of TBI mentioned in Dr. Tennant's article include (links are mine), "memory loss and confusion; mood swings; reading, speaking, or reasoning problems; problems understanding what is being said, learning new things, or dealing with old familiar things like time, numbers, or money; difficulty sleeping; abnormally low body temperature; weight gain; confusion; explosive behavior; severe fatigue; loss of interest in hobbies, friends, and sex; difficulty organizing and prioritizing or sequencing events, multitasking, watching movies or sports; coping with noisy or brightly lit places; eroding social skills; failure for children to develop' THYROID, pituitary, adrenal [FIBROMYALGIA] or other hormonal problems". But that's not all folks --- the hits keep coming. Some of the others listed in the article include
- INABILITY TO LEARN OR CONCENTRATE (Mental Fog)
- INCREASED RISK OF HEART ATTACKS AND / OR STROKES
- LOSS OF MUSCLE MASS / WEAKNESS (This is most likely a function of injury-induced LOW TESTOSTERONE)
- LOSS OF LIBIDO --- MALE OR FEMALE
As you can see, thinking about concussions / head injuries in simple terms of headaches is extremely short-sighted. This is why those of you struggling with Chronic Pain that your doctors cannot seem to find a reason for might want to take the time to read DR. TENNANT'S ARTICLE. It will take you less than five minutes, and could be the thing that starts you on the pathway back to health.
I will share a couple of tidbits with you concerning this article / editorial. It is my experience that people who are AUTOIMMUNE have an almost 100% chance of being GLUTEN SENSITIVE, which, in and of itself leads to numerous other NEUROLOGICAL PROBLEMS. And if you are sensitive to Gluten, you are probably sensitive to other things as well (HERE). Fail to address these issues, and you cannot possibly hope to find a "cure".
INFLAMMATION will continue to run rampant in your body. And in similar fashion to the "LEAKY BRAIN SYNDROME" discussed in Dr. Tennant's article, you will undoubtedly develop LEAKY GUT SYNDROME as well. But there is hope. Between various forms of BRAIN-BASED THERAPY, SCAR TISSUE REMODELING, CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS, COLD LASER THERAPY, as well as proper DIET / NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT, people with these sorts of problems can often be helped --- many times significantly (HERE). It is truly unfortunate that no one shared this information with ELVIS PRESLEY after his head injury.
THE SUGAR / CANCER / OBESITY LINK
The study, done at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health in Minneapolis, and published in the latest issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention, showed that the rate of estrogen-dependent Endometrial Cancer (cancer that forms in the tissue lining the uterus) nearly doubled (a whopping 78% increase) in women drinking four or more sweetened drinks a week (that would be one every other day). Listen to what Charles Bankhead wrote on this subject in Friday's issue of MedPage Today.
"Consumption of sugar-containing drinks has risen in parallel to the prevalence of obesity in the U. S., offering one potential explanation for sugar's association with endometrial cancer, which occurs disproportionately in obese women. In developed nations, obesity is associated with at least half of type I [estrogen-dependent] endometrial cancers. Epidemiologic studies have linked higher intake of sugar-sweetened drinks to higher risks of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Collectively, available evidence provides biologic plausibility for sugar-sweetened drink consumption as a contributing factor in endometrial cancer..... The finding that sugar-sweetened drinks might contribute to the most common type of endometrial cancer is not particularly surprising, given the cancer's association with obesity"
Listen folks; nearly ALL DISEASES start the same way. Once you begin to understand this, you can begin to understand why OBESITY is so intimately linked to so many different chronic illnesses, and why dietary changes are so critical to your regaining your health. What diet do I recommend? That's easy. For the vast majority of you; the PALEO DIET is the way to go. Don't simply shrug it off. Click on the link, do a little bit of research, and learn why going Paleo might not simply solve your weight issues, but your INFLAMMATORY HEALTH ISSUES as well.
CAN IT BE DEALT WITH NATURALLY?
"Though diabetes and ED (Erectile Dysfunction) are two separate conditions, they tend to go hand-in-hand. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, men with diabetes are two to three times more likely to develop erectile dysfunction. In many cases, problems with achieving or maintaining an erection is an early clue that you may be diabetic, particularly in men 45 and under....... There are several risk factors that increase your chances of complications from diabetes, including ED, including uncontrolled blood sugar, obesity, poor diet, inactivity....." From Adrienne Santos-Longhurst's May 9, 2013 Healthline article titled, "The Connection Between Type II Diabetes and Erectile Dysfunction".
"43% of American women, young and old suffer from some degree of sexual dysfunction (JAMA,1999). Many of the same health problems that cause erectile dysfunction in men, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, as well as many medications used to treat these conditions, can cause sexual dysfunction in women. And yet for most of this century doctors have dismissed women's sexual complaints as either psychological or emotional." From the 2001 edition of For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Sexual Dysfunction and Reclaiming Your Sex Life, by sisters Jennifer Berman, MD, and Laura Berman, PhD
For the most part, Sexual Dysfunction in women has been chalked up to emotional / psychological problems or "hormonal" issues. When we go ahead and throw in DEPRESSION, as well as the fact that the most popular medications used to treat it have an almost 100% chance of causing at least one of a wide array of potentially bizarre Sexual Dysfunctions (HERE), you can begin to understand that America has a serious problem on its hands. Just Google "Sexless Marriage Divorce" and you'll see what I mean.
To reiterate; according to a growing number of experts, most Sexual Dysfunctions, whether occuring in males or females, are not only physical in nature, but are largely being caused by the exact same factors. Follow me for a moment so I can show you why knowing this is such a big deal --- particularly for those with the desire to turn things around. Do all (or at least most) diseases have common origins? I believe they do (HERE). In fact, if you click on the link to "Uncontrolled Blood Sugar" above, you will see that the peer-reviewed scientific literature is tying Blood Sugar Dysregulation to almost every single disease process you can name ---- including all of those based on INFLAMMATION.
The real kick in the teeth though, is that since our Blood Sugar Guidelines here in America are extremely liberal (you are not considered diabetic until you are at an absurdly high 126mg/dL), huge numbers of people with "normal" blood sugar levels, would actually be considered diabetic when looked at through the lens of Functional Medicine. For example, numerous physicians and experts in the field of FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE would say that anyone with a fasting blood sugar over 100mg/dL should be labeled as Diabetic. Unfortunately, one of the chief side effects of Uncontrolled Blood Sugar (whether you are actually labeled as "Diabetic" or not) is that it destroys nerves via a process which results in Neuropathy.
NEUROPATHY AND SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION
Listen to Jenny Ruhl of Blood Sugar 101 explain how Uncontrolled Blood Sugar can be a debilitating and potentially / eventually deadly problem. "Because nerves are damaged by the "mildly" elevated blood sugar levels that most doctors ignore, almost one half of people with Type 2 diabetes already have detectable neuropathy by the time they have been diagnosed with diabetes. Many other people who are never officially diagnosed with diabetes but have higher than normal blood sugars also get "diabetic" neuropathy. It may be a major cause of the impotence so common among men in their 40s and older." According to the most current research, her last sentence probably should have said "people".
As a side not to this topic; AGES are being causally implicated in the development of Alzheimer's Disease (HERE). As sugar consumption, exposure to ALUMINUM, and one's accumulative number of FLU SHOTS go up, so does Alzheimer's Disease.
Let me leave you with some cherry-picked quotes on the Neuropathy / Sexual Dysfunction / Blood Sugar link from our own government. Here is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and National Institutes of Health (NIH). The article is called, "What Sexual Problems Occur in Women with Diabetes?"
Both men and women with diabetes can develop sexual problems because of damage to nerves and small blood vessels..... The body's response to sexual stimuli is involuntary, governed by autonomic nerve signals that increase blood flow to the genitals and cause smooth muscle tissue to relax. Damage to these autonomic nerves [neuropathy] can hinder normal function. Reduced blood flow resulting from damage to blood vessels [usually the result of obesity, high blood pressure, and / or Inflammation-induced high cholesterol] can also contribute to sexual dysfunction.
What sexual problems can occur in women with diabetes? Many women with diabetes experience sexual problems. Although research about sexual problems in women with diabetes is limited, one study found 42 percent of women with type 2 diabetes experienced sexual dysfunction that may include.
PCOS AND SEXUAL FUNCTION
Although testosterone drives both the male and female libidos, PCOS causes women to make so much testosterone that it actually suppresses their sex drive instead of heightening it. At the same time, the extra testosterone causes women to increasingly take on sex characteristics that would be best described as 'predominantly male'. Although there are a slew of these (male pattern baldness, HIGH CHOLESTEROL, hypertension / high blood pressure, to name a few), the two most common are hirtusism ---overly hairy, and ABDOMINAL OBESITY. The end result is all sorts of abnormal periods and INFERTILITY (sadly, PCOS is by far the number one reason that women who want to have babies cannot).
DEALING WITH SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION NATURALLY
What diet do I recommend for most of my patients ---- particularly those who have no 'overt' Chronic Illnesses? That's easy to answer ---- Paleo. I am a huge fan of the PALEO DIET because I have not found anything else that even comes close to controlling the root cause of sickness and disease ---- INFLAMMATION. It is my opinion that the Paleo Diet will address most if not all of the underlying metabolic issues that cause or contribute not only to Sexual Dysfunctions, but to all sorts of other health problems as well. Not that other therapies won't have to be undertaken such as certain supplements like HSO'S / PGFO, BRAIN EXERCISES, an EXERCISE PROGRAM, etc, etc, but it is hard to argue with results. Some of the other Chronic Health Problems that may have to be dealt with, include thing such as HERE, HERE, and HERE, as well as several others. For more information on this topic, go HERE.
DRUGS TO ENHANCE FEMALE SEX DRIVE
The truth is, I would say many of the same things about the huge numbers of NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS that are being sold under the guise of "Performance Enhancement". Most of these junk products are good for little except lining the pockets of unscrupulous marketeers. Trying to find a supplement to fix your problem without addressing the underlying cause of that problem is simply buying in to the UNFULFILLED PROMISE OF BIG PHARMA..
WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY
IS IT WORTH IT?
An annual $190 billion is spent on obesity-related medical costs, according to a Reuters report, citing data from the Mayo Clinic. There are even obesity-associated costs to the overall economy. The report says job absenteeism among the obese is higher, airlines need an extra $5 billion in jet fuel to fly heavy passengers compared to 1960 weight data, and we spend an additional $4 billion annually on extra gas for heavy passengers and drivers. Bruce Kennedy from MSN's MONEY "Is weight-loss surgery worth the cost?" (Feb 25, 2013).
A popular online encyclopedia defines it thusly, "A variety of procedures performed on people who are obese. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach or by resecting and re-routing the small intestines to a small stomach pouch." Although it varies for different procedures, the cost for Bariatric Surgery runs between $15,000 and $45,000.
What do the studies say about surgical weight loss? Although several recent studies of Bariatric Surgery (a couple from just last week) show health benefits that could only be described as "astounding", we might not be getting the whole story. And as is all too often the case, the story we are getting might be bought and paid for.
Research suggests that over several years, many bariatric patients regain some of the weight they lose in the first two years -- a fact that has raised doubts about the cost-effectiveness of the surgery, which can cost $20,000 to $25,000 for the initial procedure, plus a wide range of costs to treat complications after surgery. Melissa Healy from a November 13, 2013 article in the "Science Now" portion of the LA Times.
"In contrast, the surgical group lost almost one-third of their lean body mass [muscle mass]. This is kind of a dirty secret that's not very well advertised for bariatric surgery, that you can lose a lot of lean mass and I don't think we fully understand the long-term consequences of that." Dr. David Cummings being quoted by Nancy Walsh in Tuesday's issue of MedPage Today concerning whether a "Diabetes Cure" via surgery is more effective than by medication.
Complications from weight loss surgery are frequent. A study of insurance claims of 2522 who had undergone bariatric surgery showed 22% complications during the initial hospital stay and a total of 40% risk of complications in the subsequent six months. This was more common in those over 40 and led to an increased health care expenditure..... Nutritional derangements due to deficiencies of micronutrients like iron, vitamin B12, fat soluble vitamins (A, E, D, & K), thiamine, and folate are especially common after malabsorptive bariatric procedures...... A study in Veterans Affairs (VA) patients has found no survival benefit associated with bariatric surgery among older, severely obese people when compared with usual care, at least out to seven years. Wikipedia
The point is, although everyone seems to be singing the praises of of Bariatric Surgery these days, it's not all peaches and cream. Just visit some of the weight loss surgery message boards. Although most people will still say, "I've tried everything and nothing works --- it's time for the surgery", this is rarely the case. As a last resort, see a doctor who specializes in "FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE". Lastly; can we really trust the research? As you should have noticed from my post THE OTHER DAY, I have serious doubts.
One of the latest studies (presented recently at Atlanta during the "Obesity Week" meetings) touting the benefits of Bariatric Surgery was headed by Dr. Cummings, who just happens to be on the payroll (he "received the financial support") of Johnson & Johnson ---- the maker of the "Realize" gastric band. The meetings themselves were sponsored by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery --- an organization whose mission statement reads, "The purpose of the society is to advance the art and science of metabolic and bariatric surgery by continually improving the quality and safety of care and treatment of people with obesity and related diseases".
WHAT DO I RECOMMEND FOR LOSING WEIGHT?
CHIROPRACTIC AND FLU PREVENTION / FLU TREATMENT
IS THERE A LINK?
Photograph from a 1918 edition of the St. Louis Post Dispatch
“High sympathetic tone may alter organ and tissue responses to hormones, infectious agents, and blood components.” Dr IM Korr from “Andrew Taylor Still Memorial Lecture: Research and Practice --- A Century Later.” from the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (1974).
"Contemporary research is beginning to shed light on the neurobiological mechanisms which may explain the outstanding clinical results chiropractors have experienced when managing patients with infectious diseases. The popular press has been filled with stories describing the emergence of antibiotic resistant pathogens, and the futility of the long term strategy of developing new, stronger antibiotics." From Dr. Christopher Kent's, "Neuroimmunology and Chiropractic ".
"And when interviews of other old timers are made it is evident that each still vividly remembers the 1918 influenza epidemic. We now know about 100 million persons around the world died of the flu with about 500,000 Americans among that number. But most chiropractors and their patients were miraculously spared. Even today, we repeatedly hear about those decisions to become a chiropractor after a remarkable recovery or when a close family member given up for dead suddenly came back to vibrant health." From an April 27, 2009 article on ChiroUnity.com called, "Chiropractic: Maybe the Best Defense Against Influenza".
Every year we are told to get the Flu Vaccine because THIS IS SHAPING UP TO BE THE WORST FLU SEASON EVER! As for me and my family, we'll take our chances. Am I crazy? Many would say so. But hey; I'm used to it ---- I'm a chiropractor. For many reasons, I am not an advocate of FLU SHOTS. In fact, once you understand exactly HOW THE FLU VACCINE IS MANUFACTURED, you start to realize that it would never stop a flu pandemic anyway. Besides, I'm not a big fan of drug-induced ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE. This paragraph is begging the question of just what we would do in the event of a flu pandemic?
Among other things such as a diet and supplements based on WHOLE FOODS and regular exercise, I also would make absolutely sure that we were all getting regular Chiropractic Adjustments. Huh? Chiropractic Adjustments for the flu? Sure! Once you understand a little bit of physiology, this makes a lot of sense. Because CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS have significant effects on the Nerve System, and because the Nerve System heavily modulates the Immune System (this is the exciting new field of "Psycho-neuro-immunology"), there is a large and rapidly growing body of evidence showing how Chiropractic Adjustments can positively and significantly up-regulate the Immune System. The cool thing is that there is a lot of evidence to back this statement.
Although many people decry anecdotal evidence in favor of double-blind placebo-controlled experiments, I would argue that in certain cases (the practice of Chiropractic for instance), the later can be difficult to the point of being impossible to perform. For example, how would a researcher give someone a "sham" adjustment and make their subject think they were on the receiving end of something therapeutic? Just another example of why I have said for a long time that EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE is one of the biggest hoaxes currently being perpetrated on the American people. This is why I love our VIDEO TESTIMONIALS so much. The proof is in the pudding. But back to chiropractic and the flu.
I have known for a long time ago about the fact that chiropractic care had a better track record than medical care as far as helping sick patients survive the 1918 flu pandemic. In fact, I have actually met and personally spoken with chiros whose fathers and / or mothers (chiros themselves) cared for thousands of very sick patients during that scary period of our history. If we understand the way that Chiropractic Adjustments modulate the Immune System, we should not be surprised. Without going into lots of statistical details (this info can be found all over the internet on this very topic), suffice it to say that during the period from 1918-1920, people with the flu who were under chiropractic care died at lower rates than people treated by the medical profession --- much lower rates. To begin to understand why, I would urge you to take a look at a short article on a study from the early 1920's known today as, "THE WINSOR AUTOPSIES".
Oh; for those who will doubt what I am telling them is true, HERE are several Video Testimonials with similar examples of this phenomenon ---- from my clinic.
THE BRILLIANT DAN MURPHY ON CHIROPRACTIC
AND THE FLU PANDEMIC OF 1918
UPDATE ON STACY'S HORSE
SCAR TISSUE REMODELING FOR HORSES
For those keeping score (HERE), Ben had been diagnosed as a horse that would never rope or barrel race again because of significant amounts of SCAR TISSUE / FASCIAL ADHESION in his right hind quarter / buttock / hamstring area (see the first link above). For Stacy, taking that news lying down was not something he was ready to do. So naturally, he called me.
After working on this horse 5-6 times, I can tell you that the density / quality of the Scar Tissue is much different than when we started. Not only that, but while you can still see the abnormal gait (I call it a "hitch") when the horse walks, kick him into a trot and the abnormality disappears --- totally. I am going to continue seeing this horse in order to see just how much change can be made. It's kind of neat to see this work on Ben. But then again, why wouldn't SCAR TISSUE REMODELING work on a horse, when it so often works like magic on people (HERE)?
FINAL UPDATE: Unfortunately, the horse was hit by lightning and died.
JUST REMEMBER THAT WHEN YOU SMOKE,
YOU ARE AFFECTING THE NEXT GENERATION
"Hurd and colleagues were exploring the mechanisms that account for apparently permanent effects of temporary cannabis exposure seen in animals, which persist long after the exposure stops. Earlier studies in her lab had shown, for example, that dosing rats with THC during adolescence increased their interest in heroin self administration during their adulthood." From the November 14, 2013 issue of MedPage Today (John Gever). THC exposure in male offspring also seemed to provide long-term stimulation of the part of the brain involved with habit formation and obsessive behaviors.
The truth is, I get it. For those who are struggling with severe, debilitating CHRONIC PAIN, pot is probably a much better / safer option than Prescription Pain Meds (HERE, HERE, and HERE). However, smoking weed (whether for medical or recreational reasons) does not come without its own unique set of consequences.
The last time I was in Idaho Springs getting some work done on my feet (HERE), Shawn told me that their little town of about 1,800 people had six (6) Medical Marijuana dispensaries in it --- one for every 300 people in the city limits. Dang; for a little skiing town in a state that ranks so high on the "healthy" chart, that's a lot of sick people! But I regress. One of the well-known effects of regular marijuana use is that regular use tends to create a lack of motivation --- a trait that was recently studied at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. If you are a regular smoker, this study should at least raise some eyebrows ---- particularly if you plan on having children.
The effects of pot were looked at across multiple generations. Interestingly enough, the effects of THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) were passed on to the grandsons (3rd generations) of rats, even though neither dad (the second generation) or Junior (the third) consumed the THC themselves. The offspring of the THC rats were less motivated to seek out tasty food (reduced interest in chocolate) than were their peers who never smoked, and as seen in the quote at the top of the page, they had a much greater affinity for Heroin (probably why MJ is often times referred to as a "Gateway Drug"). Many will argue, but this did not seem like a good combination to me. The study was presented by Dr. Yasmin Hurd at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.
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).
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