Archive | May, 2011

Lipitor and Cholesterol

17 May

Before you get misty-eyed about the statin drugs you are thinking about taking to lower cholesterol here are a few things you need to be informed about: CHOLESTEROL Only 20% of your cholesterol comes from foods you eat; 80% is made by your body. Cholesterol is needed to make adrenocortical and sex hormones like progesterone […]

Salem Chiropractor Injures Back

15 May

SALEM CHIROPRACTOR I was doing some ‘minor’ yard work last weekend, didn’t notice anything at the time but I felt something not quite right. Slept well that night but later the next day became a little stiff in the low back. Went to work Monday morning and the pain got a little worse. So, against […]

Alternative Health and Eating

8 May

Alternative health is more about a philosophy. It is a holistic approach to health care. Health and nutrition go hand in hand. If you were to let your body choose your food, what would you eat? Would you go for five meals of chips, cheese, and salsa—the ultimate nacho? Or would you go for the […]

Underactive Thyroid

5 May

Underactive Thyroid, also called hypothyroidism, is a metabolic problem when the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) output from the pituitary gland is higher than 3.0. Now, there is a pathologic high range of TSH which, depending on some labs is 5.0, and there is an optimal high range which is 3.0. I like to have people […]

Thyroid Symptoms

5 May

Thyroid symptoms are far too common in our society. Both men and women have thyroid symptoms and conditions. There are six major types of thyroid problems, some directly related to the thyroid gland, while most are not directly related. This is why all the major biochemical patterns of metabolism must be tested. Trying to fix […]

Hyperthyroidism

5 May

Hyperthyroidism is a highly active thyroid gland. Hyperthyroidism is measured by the level of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) which is a hormone that is released from the pituitary gland. Hyperthyroid symptoms are usually opposite of hypothyroidism. Fast heart rate, inner trembling, insomnia…all are part of hyperthyroid function. In this video I outline the major causes […]

Hypothyroidism

5 May

Hypothyroidism is a low functioning thyroid. It is measured by the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) output which is released from the pituitary gland. Here is a short video where I explain hypothyroidism, the symptoms, and what to look for in this thyroid condition. When you have hypothyoidism, your TSH will be very high and that […]

Thyroid Report

5 May

Your Thyroid Report is an overview of the major throid problems that people have. This report will help you understand what kinds of thyroid conditions are involved and how many other metabolic processes influence thyroid metabolism. Here is a brief video where I talk about your thyroid report, what is in it and what you […]

Inflammation-Heart Surgeon Admits Huge Mistake

4 May

This is not my writing but I was sent this article. This is about inflammation and reducing the cause of inflammation is on the top of our priority list when we’re looking for metabolic imbalances. If you have inflammation YOU CANNOT HEAL OR GET WELL. We reduce inflammation in the brain and body by balancing […]

Functional Medicine For Wellness

4 May

Functional Medicine (in a Chiropractic Clinic?) Why would someone go to a chiropractor for this kind of help? Good question. I wouldn’t have thought of this 5 years ago. But we’re doing FUNCTIONAL METABOLIC CLINICAL work that takes a look at all the systems in the body via blood chemistry, hormone panels, and physical examinations. […]