An article in “Atmospheric Environment”: microbes and allergens that normally float in moist air will settle and stick to the moisture of our skin and sinuses when the air is dry. This, in turn, increases the risk of infection and asthma.
The article goes on to describe several high tech and expensive ionization systems. In the end, the simple solution is to have a humidifier. My rule of thumb is this: If the heat is on, put on the humidifier.
There is quite a range of options here. While I love my fancy ultrasonic machine, with a bit of maintenance, a simple vaporizer does the trick. Recently, I even found an excellent low maintenance, anti-bacterial, ultrasonic humidifier at Walgreen’s Drug Store for under $45.
In a city populated by charlatans, poseurs and medical flim flam artists of the highest order, Dr. Lenny is THE genuine real deal. He is a remarkable healer and, more important, a human being who cares about you, your recovery and your ongoing well-being. Plus, he just might have the coolest Doctor’s offices in all the land.
I arrived at his doorstep last July (2013) having crab walked up Broadway from my offices on Union Square, barely able to stand erect and grimacing in anguish at the prospect of forever more looking up to my eleven year old son and thirteen year old daughter from a hunched position – my back had given out and I was in excruciating, persistent agony. In what I would truly describe as miraculous, Dr. Lenny cared for me on a daily basis over the next seven days, slowly but with great confidence bringing me back. I have since that time been almost pain free – something I had not experienced in over ten years – and my weekly visits keep me in fantastic shape.
I have never been to a chiropractor who has the skills, expertise, empathy, and uncanny ability to read the patient so accurately like Dr. Lenny. Truly gifted and talented.
Why am I plagiarizing this article? Well so I can expand on it! Read on……
“Exercise is essential for good health – we know that and we are aware of its benefits for both our physical and mental wellbeing. But, how can we make small changes to our routines to increase our movement? And do those small changes really make a difference?
Dr Jeremy N Morris died at the age of 99. He was the first person to demonstrate – as long ago as 1953 – that it’s not so much athletic activity that benefits health, but simply the level of physical activity, even when it is just part of everyday life. In his first study, Dr Morris compared the health of London bus conductors who worked on “flat” buses and those who worked on double deckers. The conductors all lived in comparable circumstances, with similar family backgrounds and dietary habits. He found that the conductors on the double decker buses who walked up and down 600 steps per day to check passengers’ tickets, had half as many heart attacks as their colleagues! Later, Dr Morris demonstrated similar results among postal workers, comparing those walking and those at a desk job. Even housework counts as movement! In a study of cleaning women in Boston, researchers found that the simple effort of performing their jobs qualified as exercise and their health significantly improved after a few months. They experienced weight loss, reduction of body fat and blood pressure. So it seems that even a little exercise has its benefits; taking the stairs instead of the escalator, walking to the station or parking a little further from the supermarket can make significant improvements to our health! Isn’t that great news? What other ways can you think of to get your body moving during your regular daily tasks? “
Patients in care often ask what they can do to help me as I correct their spinal distortions. I point out that active patients move through their healing process faster than the sedentary. Of course they may get out of alignment after a work out, but after getting adjusted, they are further along the path of health. OK, so some common sense has to prevail. Distinguishing which activities are creating healthy stress versus those that induce distress is very important. (Did I just write, “healthy stress”?) Oh yes, dead people are stress free. Vibrant living needs stimulation, which is the kind of stress we respond to with “happy hormones”. Bone density and muscle mass are a, use it or lose it proposition. Meningeal distortions are revealed as people move, and then released on subsequent care.
BAM! The Role of Impact on Your Spine
If you’ve had any sports- or impact-related spinal injuries (think: car accidents, collisions, falls), they actually show up in your default posture—or the posture your body takes when you’re not paying attention (listen up, slouchers!). Changing this default posture takes a full-scale restoration of your postural feedback system. Fortunately, this isn’t as tough as it sounds.
The Chiropractic Solution
Our spines are largely self-corrective; however, we do have problems when we don’t have the muscles to shift misaligned vertebrae. Chiropractic methods, such as Advanced Biostructural Correction (ABC), take this into account and restore those misalignments that your body can’t self-correct. As the spine heals and necessary seating adjustments are made postural issues and spinal discomforts resolve naturally.
>“Owner’s Manual for the Body” Wednesday 10/14/09 7:00 PM
Lifethyme Market is proud to sponsor a talk with two experienced health professionals. Dr. David Miller MD, and Dr. Leonard Rosenblum DC.
The fundamentals for self care will be the focus, with nutritional and physical guidance with respect to preventing illness, and optimal performance in these stressful times.
This will be in the upstairs dining area of the store.
Location: 410 6th Ave. between 8th and 9th Streets
contact store; 212-254-4586, http://www.lifethymemarket.com
or Dr Rosenblum; 212-254-4586, unionsquarespinalcare.com
410 SIxth Ave., 10011
>When assessing thyroid health I don’t put blind faith in blood tests, as they fail to pick up borderline deficiencies in activity. If at all suspicious, I recommend the “Broda Barnes Test”.
Have a thermometer ready by your bed, and first thing before you get out of bed, put the thermometer in your armpit, and lie on that side long enough for the full reading. (Women of childbearing age will need to average a week to account for their hormonal cycle.) Temperatures below 97.6 is a sign of ‘hypo’ or under active thyroid. This can account for many symptoms; fatigue, low resistance, fungal infections, adrenal ‘burnout’.
Next week I will go through some simple over the counter steps you can take.