Tag Archives: preventative care

Seasonal Shift from Ocean to Indoor Pool Swimming

One of my major exercise issues is going from the joy of open water swimming to indoor pools. No waves, or fish to get my attention, it gets a bit monotonous. And, sharing lanes with other people, some with good manners, some not so much, is another issue.

Probably the most annoying aspect of indoor swimming pools is dealing with chlorinated water. So with a bit of digging around, I discovered a sweet, low cost way to remove this strong chemical from the skin. Vitamin C to the rescue!

A West Coast Naturopath, Dr.Deborah McKay wrote up a simple solution I would like to share. Simply add a half teaspoon of crystallized Vitamin C to a pint of water in a spray bottle, apply after swimming, rub it in, and rinse off.

Here is the link to her article:http://drdebmckay.com/vitamin-c-for-chlorine-removal/

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Staging A Chiropractic Intervention

The bottoms of your feet toughen from walking. Yet a tight shoe leaves a blister, which gets infected if ignored. Why do you get a blister, and not a callous?

The answer lies in nature. Nature supports and heals your body in more ways than many of us are aware. It also sustains your body’s current condition: a daily phenomena that makes us daily, walking, talking miracles.

Healthy stress (yes, there is such a thing!) occurs when the body is presented with a problem or challenge—and then evolves beyond it. That’s what a callous is all about, or the building of healthy muscle or a strong heart.

Unhealthy stress pushes your body beyond its boundaries. Enter: dis-tress. The challenge floods your system, overwhelming it to a point beyond recovery.

Now, let’s take this in the context of your spine. Your spinal system can do amazing things—particularly if your built-in systems for self-correction are in place. But when an external force pushes beyond these self-correcting systems, you’ll survive, but leverage a lesser degree of function, grace, and ease.

Some people’s spines alert them with pain emanating from the back, neck or sciatic nerve. Others feel little to no pain—but practice chronically poor posture. Pay attention to all of these warnings. Not only do they foretell a worse prognosis in the years ahead, they are also indicative of internal dysfunctions in the digestive or immune system.

I hate to see this, because it’s all so preventable. Spinal integrity is possible—and it’s within reach. You can see a chiropractor like me: one that works in specific areas of the spine and knows enough about internal functions to make sure to address it all.

I have devoted my life to finding and experiencing healing solutions to restoring spinal integrity that allows us to have more joyful and productive lives. Make a healthy cause for yourself today! Come in and experience the benefits of my work.

-Dr. Lenny

Ignore Your Health, It’ll Go Away


I was walking in the West Village last weekend, when the sight of this ice encrusted car caught my attention. I had to take the photograph you see above. As you can see the vehicle in the background is free and clear. The past weeks of snow, freezing rain, partial thaw then re-freezing created this miserable condition. Yet it is the result of doing nothing that made the difference between the two vehicles.
I constantly urge my patients to keep the small problems small. Stay of aware of your body, and take action early. Get the exercise, the massage, of course see me; before you have to take drastic action and see a surgeon! The owner of the car may have to wait for the Spring thaw, the owner of our bodies (that’s us) don’t get that luxury.

Self Assessment, an important starting place

“Know Thyself” is credited to Socrates. In ‘The Art of War,’ Sun Tzu wrote: “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” And, John Lennon; “How can I move forward when I don’t know which way I’m facing?”

Living in the information age, what tools do we have to assess ourselves? Tests should be simple, inexpensive, and accurate. Equally important, they must point to solutions that allow us to determine choices.

-What small changes will greatly improve your condition (ex: quit smoking)?
-What large change will be worthwhile (ex: you may really need a surgery)?

I am currently reviewing several symptom survey forms that “cast a broad net” over a great variety of health issues.

Flu Shot Worthless?

Late last year HFA published a study from the Mayo Clinic showing how flu shots in children actually increased the likelihood of hospitalization. Now a new study is stating that flu shots in the elderly mostly likely have no health benefits at all.

There is no evidence to support the contention that the influenza vaccine administered to the over 65s is of any more use than opening the windows and washing hands, a new study from the Cochrane Collaboration claims.

“Our analysis is compiled using millions of data from 40 seasons worldwide. What we have seen is that the influenza vaccine can at best have a very small effect,” said Thomas Jefferson, one of the authors of the report.

More information?

http://blogs.healthfreedomalliance.org/blog/2010/02/18/influenza-vaccine-has-no-effect-in-elderly/

H1N1 Vaccine? Think Again!

Courtesy of Bob Chapman of The International Forecaster
Subject: Vital data about US Navy results of swine flu vaccine on ship

Data gleaned indirectly from anonymous testimony of Navy wives of the affected crew via the internet radio show A Marine Disquisition http://www.clipser.com/watch_video/1362067 :

1. Unnamed US Navy vessel put to sea in April with 347 man crew.

2. Entire crew was vaccinated with H1N1 Swine Flu vaccine shortly after they put to sea.

3. Crew sickened so severely that other ships had to respond to render aid. 16 Medical Dr.s put aboard from an unnamed aircraft carrier and other responding vessels. Total of 50 Navy personnel sent aboard to respond to crisis.

4. Two of the crew of 347 died – including the Captain of the ship (a Lieutenant Commander) and a Chief Petty Officer.

5. 50 personnel sent aboard to help are quarantined in Navy hospital in Balboa, Spain after 10 of them caught the flu from the ship’s crew. Two of the 50 quarantined are in serious condition at last report.

6. Of the 347 man crew that were vaccinated, 333 contracted the H1N1 flu FROM THE VACCINE. Two died, as mentioned above, and 331 survived. Only 14 of the 347 vaccinated sailors did not show any ill effects from the vaccine.

7. Navy has threatened all the spouses of the ship’s crew to remain silent – claiming all this information is classified. Some are whistle-blowing and that is where this information is coming from.

8. On the unnamed aircraft carrier that provided assistance, 415 sailors contracted the swine flu and are currently quarantined onboard.
PLEASE pass this email along. The truth is that the swine flu epidemic will be created BY THE VACCINE. If we don’t take it, there will be no epidemic. >From this one test it’s apparent that the vaccine as tested on that ship’s crew in April is 96% effective at infecting the recipient with swine flu. Such an infection rate is impossible to achieve by any natural means. Though it only killed 1% immediately, there is no telling what the long term effects on those injected with the vaccine will be. See the research on the long term effects of the 1976 swine flu vaccine, and the Gulf War anthrax vaccine programs for more information.
Also note that mere contact with those that have been vaccinated creates a 20% chance of you contracting the swine flu even if you have not been vaccinated.

Please pass this data along to anyone you care about!
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/07/21/health/main5177494.shtml
http://www.resistnet.com/profiles/blogs/navy-soldiers-are-dying-from