Saturday, May 12, 2012

OVERCOMING BACK & NECK PAIN


"I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well."   (Psalm 139:14) 



I found the most wonderful website yesterday evening which lays out the true cause, prevention and alleviation of back and neck pain.

I had an upcoming appointment with a chiropractic office that also offers massage therapy this coming Wednesday, however I have many reservations about going.

In a nutshell, I do not wish to be 'nuked' (x-rayed), 'yanked' (adjusted), nor really even have a stranger touching my skin and slathering it with 'oily' concoctions.

So, last night I did what any normal human would do and typed into my Google search, 'I don't want to go to the Chiropractor...'.

Very lucky for me, up pops a website called: RebuildYourBack.com - It is chock full of many very informative articles on the subject of back and neck care.

Some of the subjects covered are listed below.  Please follow the link above or the titles themselves to read any of the articles that may interest you.

I actually read almost every single article on the site last night with only the exception of a couple left to go. The information is fascinating, concise, and very well-written.

The article that first caught my eye was entitled: Don't I Need a Chiropractor?  The information in this one article alone is 'life-saving', and at the very least 'back-saving'.

This very timely information, coupled with my own reservations about going to the chiropractor, have given me a new direction to go with my back care.

I will in all certainty be canceling my chiropractic appointment first thing Monday morning.  The new direction I will take for my back care will be with an emphasis on, as the title of the website implies, Rebuilding My Back! - slowly but surely.

I really cannot thank the proprietor of this website, Dean Moyer, enough.  His articles have given me a new encouragement that I thought was lost, as well as a new positive direction for my ongoing health.

"The ultimate solution for lower back and neck pain is to rebuild the support structure of your spine. Anything less is settling for second best."   Dean Moyer

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

NATURAL HEALING OF GLAUCOMA: CAUSE AND TREATMENT


The whole idea of a natural approach to Glaucoma is to fix the root cause, which in most cases is the increased pressure in the eye. This is thought to be caused by problems with circulation in the body. A healthier lifestyle will eliminate other common causes of pressure like eye strain as well as eliminate many toxins and digestive problems.

Dr. Lorraine Day cites especially DEHYDRATION as being a major cause. You may actually need MORE water: The body will hold onto water in unusual places during dehydration (such as the eye) causing pressure to build up. 

The list below is a compilation of several studies done on the causation and suggested cure in the treatment of Glaucoma.  While there may be outside factors (i.e. injury, etc.) which can affect this condition, many of the factors for treatment and prevention are within our control.  This is cause for A LOT of hope!  Please read, and God bless you.

CAUSES:
  • Diabetes / Blood Sugar Imbalance
  • Previous eye injury or surgery
  • Bad diet
  • Wearing contact lenses
  • Eye drops with Steroids
  • Eye dilation drops - even at the eye doctor!
  • Systemic anticholinergic medications / Atropine
  • Enervation - Exhaustion, Weakness
  • Toxemia - Too many toxins in the body (or blood)
  • Too focused on up close tasks
  • Myopia / Nearsightedness
  • Liver issues
  • Digestive problems
  • Constipation and Poor Elimination
  • Perfectionists, nervous, anxiety ridden and/or hypersensitive
  • Anger / frustration
  • Stress
  • Eye Strain
  • Computer, TV, Flash Photography, Video Games, Reading
  • Outside stressors
  • Smoking / Exposure to second hand smoke
  • Inadequate circulation around the eyes
  • Poor general circulation in the body
  • Plugged channels and poor drainage
  • Mucus and other toxic fluid wastes trapped in the body due to poor elimination and which make their way to the eyes
  • Glaucoma is a problem brought on by built up stress to the eyes

TREATMENT:
  • Water fasting
  • Plenty of pure water - 8+ glasses/day
  • Prayer
  • Rest & Relaxation
  • Eye exercises
  • Relax muscles around eyes
  • Proper nutrition (fruits, veg., grains, etc.)
  • Proper lighting
  • Reduce eye strain
  • Taking vision and body breaks
  • Change your focus often
  • Avoid cigarette smoke
  • Regular physical exercise
  • Light aerobics
  • Stretching
  • Brisk 30-minute walk daily
  • Avoid sugars, fried foods, alcohol, trans-fats, and caffeine
  • Body work - chiropractic, massage, accupressure
  • Natural sunlight - at least 20 min./day
  • Deep and slow breathing
  • Build immunity
  • Vitamin C - 1,000 to 3,000/day
  • Physical Activity helps cleansing, brings balance and relieves stress
  • Mini Trampoline - jumping, rebounding
  • Sweating is powerful way to cleanse your body from accumulated toxins
  • Lower your insulin levels
  • Herbs such as Ginkgo Biloba
  • Detoxification - Eliminating harmful toxins from the diet, etc.
  • Learning stress management techniques
  • Controlling allergies, both environmental and food
  • Supplementation if needed (vitamins and/or juicing)
  • Immediate treatment: Food-grade glycerin applied directly to the eyes (dilute)
  • Wear wrap-around sunglasses with 100% UVA and UVB protection whenever outside in direct sun
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The article above is based on a natural approach to eye care and is not meant to replace any advice from your personal physician. 

Each person's situation is different, and it is necessary to consult a professional for proper diagnosis and treatment. 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

EXFOLIATION: DOES CLARISONIC EXFOLIATE THE SKIN? YES!!


There has been some debate as to whether the Clarisonic Skin Care Brush exfoliates the skin or not.  Following are some quotes from the Clarisonic website, as well as from Dr. Robb Akridge and aestheticians Kathryn Bruno and Marc Edward.

Dr. Robb Akridge, who helped to develop the Clarisonic, says that, "It gently flexes the skin to help release dirt and sebum from deep within the pores while gently sweeping away dead skin cells, environmental pollutants, and impurities from the skin's surface."

'Sweeping away dead skin cells' is the classic definition of exfoliation.  We are not talking about anything harsh like a 'skin peel' but rather deep, gentle cleansing that can be used everyday:  Cleaner, clearer, smoother skin - for a more 'polished look'.

The Clarisonic website itself states that, "The Clarisonic leaves your skin younger and smoother in no time - Fast, noticeable results."   It does differ from micro-dermabrasion, though, in that it exfoliates gently rather than abrasively.

Kathryn Bruno, a clinical esthetician, states that, "What the Clarisonic is doing is exfoliating the skin, deep cleaning the pores and helping with fine lines and wrinkles.  It also takes care of dry patches..." (because it's exfoliating the dry skin!). 

According to medical esthetician, Marc Edward, "Women who use the Clarisonic find that their makeup will go on better due to the fact that you're removing many dead skin cells with the machine."

The Clarisonic Skin Cleansing Brush, whether you choose the Mia, Classic, Plus or Pro, sounds like the perfect way to 'exfoliate' your way to cleaner, clearer, younger-looking skin.







Sunday, May 1, 2011

LONGEVITY CHART - ADAM TO JOSEPH



















Those of us interested in Longevity know that environment is very important.  When the world was 'younger', the environment was also 'cleaner'.

If you have access to clean air, pure water, and an abundant variety of good food grown in fertile soils, you have a wonderful chance at a long and healthy life.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Radiation Detected In Drinking Water In 13 More US Cities, Cesium-137 In Vermont Milk - There is Help!

O.K. - Well, I'm just going to put this out there because it seems that it could really be of some help at right about this time.  Potassium Iodide Supplements alone may not be enough to protect us from all of the radiation that is getting into the environment from the Japanese nuclear disaster.

However, there is a supplement called ConcenTrace Mineral Drops from Trace Minerals Research.  This supplement contains Iodine (Iodide), but also Cesium and a whole host of other trace minerals which may be able to protect the body from nuclear radiation.  (See the full ingredient list HERE.)



How does this work 

My father, who is a Chemical Engineer and who has been involved with Civil Defense for many years, has explained to me that if one ingests enough of a mineral - such as Iodine - from a supplement or a natural source, then the body (the thyroid, in the case of iodine) will be protected from absorbing Radioactive Iodine as it would already be saturated with enough and the rest would be 'expelled' from the body as waste.

Ionic Sea Minerals: ConcenTrace Trace Mineral Drops is a natural mineral concentrate.  Due to the purity and concentration of this product, it is naturally preserved and contains no bacterial growth. The minerals do not lose potency over time.  Also, contains no known allergens!  This supplement is also very good for re-mineralizing your teeth.  Just swish it around your mouth in some water, and then spit out when finished.


  • Low Sodium

  • The Most Powerful, All-Natural, pH-Balancing Trace Minerals in the World.

  • Soluble

  • Ionic

  • Certified Vegan

  • Gluten Free; Kosher




  • Dosage -

    Begin regimen by taking 1/4 teaspoon (20 drops) for 3 consecutive days. Each day thereafter, increase dosage by 5 drops up to 1/2 teaspoon (40 drops) once or twice daily. Mix with any beverage or food at mealtimes to mask the concentrated mineral flavor followed by a glass of juice or water. Moderately increased dosages are safe if needed or desired, but larger amounts may cause a laxative effect.

    The Laxative Effect -

    This is an indication that you are at (or beyond) the level your body needs and there is no reason to increase the dosage past that point.  I find that I do not even need the 'minimum' dosage of 1/4 tsp. to reach the laxative effect.  I also find that this is not an undesired effect as it helps with constipation, and since at this time eliminating waste is very important to expel excess radioactive contaminants from the system, as mentioned above. 

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    Friday, April 8, 2011

    NATURAL RADIATION PROTECTION



    Eating seaweed is good for you! - For radiation protection, for hair, for skin, and for overall health.  Seaweed has naturally occurring iodine, as well as many other trace minerals that will protect your health when added to your diet.

    The naturally occurring iodine and other minerals in sea vegetables are safer for you as they are organic, not synthetic, and therefore more easily assimilated and more compatible to the human body.

    You can easily add small amounts of Sea Vegetables to your diet daily by consuming them in soups and salads, or by taking supplements in the form of capsules or powders.  Purple Dulse Powder can be sprinkled to dishes for a salty flavor instead of table salt. 

    Wakame is very mild and is delicious in Miso Soup made with just a little bit of miso paste, water, tofu (firm or soft, cut into chunks) and soaked wakame sea vegetable.  The wakame is similar in taste and texture to a mild spinach flavor.

    Other products useful for adding a little bit of 'seaweed' to the daily diet are Gomasio, Nori (sushi wrap), Kelp and Arame.  The Gomasio is especially good as a sprinkle on many dishes as it also contains organic sesame seeds, sea salt, and various sea vegetables: organic dulse, nori, and kombu.

    If you don't care for any of these, there are also many types of 'seaweed wrapped' crispy crackers that are very tasty.  One especially good brand is: Eden Foods Nori Maki Crackers with: Sweet brown rice, nori seaweed, tamari soy sauce (water, soybeans, sea salt), shiitake mushroom powder, kombu seaweed powder. 

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    Monday, April 4, 2011

    PERFECT POSTURE -



    Here is an easy way to remember how to stand for Good Posture:  DIBU®.  This acronym stands for, "Down, In, Back and Up."  It also has the same pronunciation as the French word for standing straight or upright: 'debout' (de boo).

    DIBU - Down, In, Back, Up - This means buttocks Down, stomach In, shoulders Back, and head Erect.  Easy, right?!  Just remember 'DIBU' as you are walking along, and you will remember to do these four things.  You will feel and look better, too.

    Good Posture is important for all of the body systems, including the digestive system.   It also keeps your spine flexible and gives you a more youthful appearance.  The 'Fountain of Youth' is your own perfect posture!

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