FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE AND
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FROM THE 1980's AND BEYOND
- Dietary fat is what makes you fat --- eat all the carbs and sugar you want and you'll be just fine (HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE).
- Calories are calories are calories; there's no difference (HERE and HERE).
- Red meat and eggs cause high cholesterol (HERE). In other words, high cholesterol is caused by dietary consumption of CHOLESTEROL.
- Consuming salt causes high blood pressure and strokes (HERE).
- The ultimate health food is SOY.
- Dietary fat is what causes heart disease and strokes (HERE and HERE).
- The most healthy way of eating is based on consumption of mass quantities of grain (HERE).
- Butter will kill you --- eat "heart healthy" vegetable oils instead (HERE).
- Orange and grape juice (and mass quantities of carbs) are part of a healthy breakfast (HERE and HERE).
- The more VACCINES we all get, the more healthy we'll all be.
- The same goes for MOST MEDICATIONS; the more the merrier.
- The "Annual Examination" (for both males and females) is important because there is abundant amounts of solid science backing it (HERE).
- Medicine is safe (HERE) --- particularly for our children (HERE).
- ANTIBIOTICS are a wonderful cure-all for whatever ails you.
- You can never be too clean, inside or out (HERE).
- Bad genes and not bad habits are mostly responsible for your ill health (HERE).
- Running is the best form of exercise (HERE).
- Preventative Care and "early detection" are one and the same (HERE).
- Given enough time, "SCIENCE" has all the answers.
If you can remember the 1980's, you undoubtedly remember many, if not most of these bullet points. Truth be known, this list could have stretched into a book if I wanted to spend that much time. What have I learned since the 1980's? Frankly, that ALMOST EVERYTHING I WAS TAUGHT CONCERNING HEALTH (I was a Nutrition / Exercise Physiology major at Kansas State University) was either totally wrong or not completely true. I've also learned that today's music is for the most part, not very fun. Fun? Before we move on, let me treat you to a few "fun" songs from my era.
1978 (who's counting?)
NATURAL HEALTHCARE SINCE THE 1980's
In the 1980's, DRUG ADVERTISEMENTS & COMMERCIALS were allowed so that medications could be directly marketed to consumers. In similar fashion to what we are seeing goes on behind the scenes of modern politics, Big Pharma began an all out blitz to influence both physicians and congress (HERE and HERE). The result was that drug companies were allowed to do their own research under the supposedly 'watchful' eyes of the FDA --- an organization that has become as corrupt and money-hungry as any in government. Because of this mess, today's doctors are treating a completely different type of patient than they were 35 years ago (HERE).
A brief conversation with the doctor of your choice, whatever their political bent might be, will reveal just HOW UNSUSTAINABLE our current trajectory of healthcare really is --- something being borne out by the recent explosion in the cost of health insurance under the oxymoronically-named Affordable Care Act. But here's what's really interesting concerning the flip-side of health care --- the 'natural' side.
"Low back pain is one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal conditions in the United States. It is primarily responsible for more than 20 million ambulatory care visits, and costs $100 billion annually. Low back pain is also the most common reason adults seek complementary and alternative medicine. As much as 95% of LBP is described as mechanical in nature, meaning that the underlying cause is an anatomic or functional abnormality. Therefore, it stands to reason that manual medicine is a useful tool in the diagnosis and therapeutic management of the various mechanical spinal disorders. As treatment of low back pain moves away from invasive techniques and opioid medications, the use of OMT to augment patient care appears to be a viable option as it correlates with decreased medication use, improved symptoms, and fewer days of missed work, while also appealing to patient preferences."
The authors went on to quote any number of studies on the benefit of manipulative therapy for musculoskeltal pain. But today's post is not meant to be just a "CHIROPRACTIC" thing. Since the 1980's, we are seeing really amazing evidence for eating healthy diets, exercising, and addressing GUT HEALTH ISSUES; including FMT (all of which and more can be found HERE). Unfortunately, we've seen over and over that the medical community frequently fails to follow their own standards of care (HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE) --- particularly when large amounts of green paper are involved --- dramatically jeopardizing their results with their patients as compared to decades gone by (HERE).
Because the majority of the medical community continues to stray farther and farther from their mission as healers (HERE, HERE and HERE), increasing numbers of people are looking elsewhere for solutions (HERE) --- particularly once they find out that as often as not, their doctors have no idea whatsoever what's really wrong with them (HERE). Consumers are looking to address underlying causes of illness and INFLAMMATION without dangerous drugs, including THE BIG FIVE. It's all based on a simple premise --- people want to actually be better, not just feel better; stoned for a while, taking ADDICTIVE DRUGS that don't work very well anyway; especially after they've been on them for any length of time.
What makes me different and what does a visit to my clinic look like? Although similar in some ways, in many ways a visit to Schierling Chiropractic, LLC is RADICALLY DIFFERENT than what people think of when they think of going to a chiropractor. If I accept you as a patient, I'm so confident I will be able to help you that I rarely schedule return visits. I let OUR CLINIC'S AMAZING RESULTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. As far as "rehab" or other recommendations, most of it can be done in the comfort of your own home (HERE'S ONE EXAMPLE).
If you come see me, I will not only do all I can to help you break out of the cycle of chronic pain and inflammation you are stuck in, I will help you help yourself. Sometimes all you need is a boost --- a helping hand --- a jump start if you will. That's what I'm here for. So; if you are wondering whether I can help you get your life back on track, don't hesitate to CONTACT ME. If I think I can help, I'll tell you. And if not, I'll tell you that as well.
THE POWER TO RECREATE THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!
Have you ever played baseball? If so, you know how difficult it can be for even good hitters to hit a curve ball. If you can master this skill to the point you can get a hit in one-in-three plate appearances, you'll be a superstar making tens of millions of dollars a year. Life is like baseball in that as soon as you think you've got it figured out, it starts throwing you curves. If you can simply learn to hit whatever life throws at you, you can be incredibly successful in every area, creating a balance that brings contentment in the present and optimism for the future, no matter what you might be dealing with right now. Part of the secret? Finding the right trainer / mentor / coach. My good friend Richard J. Burris is just that person.
Richard (Rick) has been the Executive Director of three large YMCA camps (CAMP WOOD, CAMP CLASSEN, and CAMP GREENVILLE). He's rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous, but would rather mentor a lonely and unloved child whose self esteem has been crushed by life. He was the state of Kansas' WRESTLER OF THE YEAR in 1986, going on to wrestle for what's now known as MSU; 100 miles down the road from us in Springfield, MO (back then it was SMS). He's got a great marriage and a family that I've considered myself a part of as long as I've known him. He's lived the highs and lows of life, nearly dying last year before finding a cure for a chronic health issue he's dealt with for thirty plus years.
At the end of yesterday's post, I told you that it was possible to turn your life around. I also told you that I would soon be running a guest post by someone who could show you exactly how to do it. That would be Rick of Leaders Fuel (HERE). Despite the fact that it exposes them to constant danger, great leaders (military or otherwise) have always led from the front, willing to take the criticism associated with making hard decisions. These are the people who leave behind GREAT LEGACIES. They are also some of the attributes that describe Rick, whose business mantra is that great leaders help "fuel" those they are leading. In this context, 'fuel' is a verb. It's active leadership --- not just telling, but showing people how to take control their life, while helping them realize they don't have to stay in THE SAME OLD RUT they've been living in, whatever aspect of their life it is they're struggling with; health, marriage, family relations, finances, spiritual life, business, etc, etc.
Here's Rick, and if you like what you're hearing, share it with someone you love or care about. They'll be glad you did!
MORE PROOF THAT THE FDA DOES NOT MUCH CARE ABOUT AMERICAN CITIZENS
In a Halloween article called Early Report Card on Quality of FDA News Releases: C at Best, Schwitzer's team said (cherry-picked due to time and space restraints), "None of the FDA’s news releases have satisfactorily met both of our two criteria that deal directly with medical evidence. One would expect that the FDA–which reviews reams of research before a product is approved–easily has that information on hand and could include it in news releases. Instead, the news releases we’ve reviewed include mostly vague statements that may come across as endorsing new products without providing the context that readers need to make decisions. The only nod to the evidence was this scanty detail: Approvals for the new indications were based on clinical studies, including safety, efficacy and pharmacokinetic data." Why can't the federal government do a better job than this? Anyone following our current election knows its all about the money because like it or not, they've had a front-row seat to the filthy corruption that best characterizes Washington. Are PRESS RELEASES from the FDA any better?
I have shown you repeatedly (HERE) that this organization is corrupt and for the most part, cannot be trusted as far as you could throw them. They tend to work hand in hand with industry, helping in any way possible to get new drugs and medical devices approved. Although I have shown you examples of this over and over again, brand new studies have revealed (not surprisingly) that the FDA has been rubber-stamping fraudulent soda research for decades (HERE & HERE). Instead of the FDA being a watchdog organization that protects our nation's health, they've become a willing (AND WELL-PAID) industry shill. It's exactly why you must be extremely cautious trusting anything touting itself as "EVIDENCE-BASED".
In another recent study, nutritionists, social scientists, and economists from universities around the country published a study in the brand new (December) issue of Preventative Medicine called Economic Preferences and Fast Food Consumption in US Adults: Insights From Behavioral Economics. In this study, nearly 6,000 adults were interviewed concerning how much FAST FOOD they ate as related to their tolerance for financial delayed gratification.
Researchers asked participants if they would rather have a certain sum of money in 30 days or a significantly greater amount in 60 days. Interestingly, the individuals who wanted their money "now" had almost double the penchant for fast food. "Notably, participants with the highest future time preference were significantly less likely to consume fast food than those with very low future time preferences. This shouldn't be surprising when you consider how different America used to be as far as both of these things were concerned.
John Walton-like patriarchs used to be the norm (HERE and HERE). Families attended church together and actually sat down around the table to eat their meals. And even though they might not have had a lot of money, most gave generously to their church and had a savings account. People were savers, not simply consumers. Parents passed on their work ethic to their children, expecting real effort, good grades, and part time jobs (full time jobs in the summers). Folks knew how to fix and build things themselves. People believed in the future and had a plan to make things better for the next generation. Rugged Individualism ruled the day as people relied on themselves and God / their local community / church instead of RELYING ON THE GOVERNMENT for everything. Unfortunately, the things that helped make America a truly great nation are rapidly becoming a thing of the past. But in every cloud there's a silver lining.
For those of you who are willing to put forth the effort, your life can be turned around (coming soon I have a fantastic guest post from a life-coach who will show you how it's done). For the most part it's up to you. And as far as your health is concerned, I truly believe that there are answers out there for just about everyone. It's just a matter of finding them. Do I claim to have all the answers? Of course not. What I do have for you is a generic DIY protocol that works great both for weight loss and chronic inflammatory, degenerative, and autoimmune illnesses (HERE).
ADHESIONS OF THE FASCIA
LANGER'S LINES OF CLEAVAGE
I am not completely sure at this time, but there are interesting patterns I've noted for quite some time. For instance, I had an individual come from the East Coast to see me recently for a problem that was the result of being body-slammed flat onto his back during a fight about 20 years earlier. The list of treatments and surgeries (all of the later completely unnecessary) that this individual had gone through over the previous two decades was jaw-dropping. When I examined him he could not only not touch his toes, he could not bend forward and touch his knees.
Although none of it could be seen with the naked eye, almost immediately I found the parallel "STRETCH MARK" like lines that in my experience are usually the result of an impact. After treating this person twice, he was within two inches of touching the floor and having less pain than he had had in years. How do these two phenomenon (stretch marks and Langer's Lines) fit together? I'm not totally sure, but I'm seeing the patterns over and over again. By the way, make sure to watch for a VIDEO TESTIMONIAL from this individual in the very near future.
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
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
Scar Tissue Removal
Sleeping Pills Kill
Stay Or Go
Stretching Post Treatment
Tensegrity And Fascia
The Big Four
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Whole Body Vibration