Thursday, December 1, 2011
It’s time to celebrate the holidays again with our annual “12 Days of Christmas“ give-away! How do you enter? It’s super easy…
You’ll get one ticket in the bowl for each adjustment you receive from December 1st through December 24th.
If you know someone who has never been in before and needs a check-up, you’ll get five tickets just for referring them. But, that’s not all. You’ll get ten tickets for a second referral, fifteen for the third, and so on…
We will pull out a winning ticket each day of the 12 business days before Christmas. If your ticket is drawn, you win the prize for that day! We’ll be giving away Starbucks gift cards, tubes of Biofreeze, and other cool prizes. Oh yeah, and the Grand Prize of course, the Kindle Fire!
This is just our way of saying “Thanks” for being there with us for all these years and helping to build a great practice that we enjoy coming to every day!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Fatigue is defined as “physical or mental weariness“ but for most of us, it just means feeling worn out. As our lives become busier and busier, this feeling can start at the beginning of the day instead of at the end.
Here are a few tricks to help boost your energy and help fight off fatigue:
1. Avoid caffeine! This means no caffeine in the mornings and early afternoon too. The first few days may be tough but you’ll be surprised how much better you’ll sleep and how much more energy you’ll have when caffeine isn’t playing with the quality of your sleep.
2. Get on a consistent sleep cycle. Try to go to sleep and wake up at roughly the same time every day, even on weekends, to help your body establish a sleep cycle. Our bodies like rhythm, so having a regular sleep cycle helps to make you feel rested from those hours of sleep. If you can, try to get 8 hours of sleep every night.
3. Avoid processed or “sugary” foods. Eating a diet low in simple sugars helps to avoid Insulin surges that rob you of energy. Foods rich in protein and complex carbohydrates help maintain an even blood sugar level, providing your body with a constant source of available energy. It can also help you to lose a few pounds while you‘re at it!
4. Stay hydrated! Drink plenty of water and decaffeinated teas. Our bodies need water to function properly and to help excrete toxins. Our brains can also confuse thirst with hunger so staying hydrated can help reduce the urge to eat when you’re not really hungry.
5. Be sure to exercise. Taking time to exercise is essential to our overall mental and physical health. Our bodies are designed to move, “use it or lose it!”. Exercise also helps to elevate our metabolism through the day to combat that tired feeling while we’re awake.
So, if you’re feeling extra run down, be sure to use the tips above to ensure that your body is working to the best of it’s ability. By the way, don’t forget to get adjusted, your body will thank you for it!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
There are several factors that can affect our metabolism, such as the amount of muscle tissue we have, how often we eat, genetics, how efficient our digestive system is, stress levels, diet, and activity levels.
Here are some simple steps to increase your Metabolism…
Put On Some Muscle! Our metabolism slows with age, but it is possible to counter the effects. The amount of muscle a person has is a big component in their ability to burn calories and shed fat. So it goes without saying that physical activity is essential. Try to mix in some weight lifting along with your regular exercise regimen. You don’t have to look like Tim Tebow to reap the benefits of a strength training routine.
Eat breakfast. I know you’ve heard it before but… Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Believe it or not, eating stimulates our metabolism and eating breakfast first thing in the morning will increase your metabolism throughout the day.
Avoid sugar. Another “no-brainer”, I know, but sugar stimulates insulin to be released in our bodies and this causes us to store fat. Ideally, the foods we eat should avoid spikes in insulin and large changes in our blood sugar levels. Also, physical activity 2-3 times a week is an important factor in stabilizing blood sugar (your strength training workouts count towards this too!)
Increase your water intake. Water helps flush out toxins that are produced when our bodies process the foods we eat. The majority of bodily functions involve water, and a lack of water causes these systems to decrease in speed and efficiency. Staying hydrated also helps us eat less as our brains often confuse low levels of thirst with hunger.
Eat smaller meals. Consuming 4 to 6 small meals throughout the day helps to keep our blood sugar levels even and avoids those “fat storing” Insulin spikes.
Don’t skip meals! People tend to skip meals in order to lose weight, but as we mentioned above, eating actually stimulates your metabolism. Figure out how many calories you need in a day and then divide that number by the 4 to 6 meals mentioned above. If you’re not sure how many calories you need, find out here.
Ditch the stress! This is probably the hardest one to do but stress, whether physical or emotional, triggers the release of Cortisol in the body which slows metabolism. Also, it’s easy to over eat when stressed. Fortunately, that exercise thing I keep mentioning, helps relieve stress and decrease the effects of Cortisol.
With the Holidays right around the corner, these are some great tricks help keep those extra pounds and inches off and still enjoy the festivities! If you have any questions or concerns about nutrition and exercise, feel free to stop in the office and ask! And don’t forget, we’ve moved to our new location, just a mile from the old office at 4704 Harlan Street, #510, in Denver!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Our new office is just 1 mile south of our current space. Our phone number, web site, and hours will remain the same to make it easy to find us.
If you have any questions, please give us a call at 303-463-0722. We can't wait to see you at our new home!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
However, it is important to recognize that being out in the sun for too long without adequate sunscreen or other protection can lead to risky exposure, which can increase your risk of developing skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more than 3.5 million skin cancers diagnosed annually.
In order to reduce your risk of getting skin cancer, it is essential to use sunscreen while outdoors and avoid burning your skin. It is also important to keep a close watch on suspect moles that may surface.
If you do spot a mole, keep an eye on it; check it regularly and know the danger/warning signs – the skin alphabet – that necessitate a trip to your doctor for further evaluation.
A is for Asymmetry
Normal moles are completely symmetrical in nature. If you were to draw a line through a normal mole, you would have two symmetrical halves. In cases of skin cancer, moles will not look the same on both sides.
B is for Border
Make sure the moles or spots on your body do not have blurry and/or jagged edges.
C is for Color A mole that is more than one hue is suspicious and needs to be evaluated by a doctor. Normal spots are usually one color. This can include lightening or darkening of the mole.
D is for Diameter
If you have a mole that is larger than a pencil eraser (about 1/4 inch or 6mm), it needs to be examined by a doctor. This includes moles that do not have any other abnormalities (color, border, asymmetry).
E is for Elevation
Elevation means the mole is raised above the surface and has an uneven surface. If you see this, make sure to schedule an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Not all calories are the same, especially when it comes to the calories you drink. Most people tend to revolve their diet plans around the foods they consume, often forgetting that what they drink on a daily basis is just as important. Countless drinks on the market tend to be very high in sugar content, which we all know eventually turns into fat, derailing our weight-loss goals.
Some drinks are also loaded with tons of calories that often can be just as high as an entire meal. Learning what drinks to watch out for and which ones to consume can make a big difference in your overall weight and health. Let's take a look at a few healthy options that can help you meet your long-term goals.
When it comes to finding the perfect drink to complement your healthy eating goals, the number-one thing you need is just five letters: water!
Water is a basic beverage that provides essential benefits like helping to digest your food properly and hydrating the body, but most importantly, it contains zero calories.
When considering beverages, it is essential to always read the nutrition facts just like you would with food. The first ingredient listed is the most common ingredient; the least common ingredient is listed last. Your drink should be mostly water or 100 percent juice, depending on the beverage. If you see sugar first on the label, watch out!
Other things to consider: Try to keep your sugar intake lower than American Heart Association's limits for added sugars: 100 calories (6 tsp) for women and 150 calories (9 tsp) for men per day. (These shouldn't be coming from beverages, since many of your foods contain sugars).
So this summer, satisfy your parched taste buds with water; and if you can't forgo your favorite sip (or more) of something less healthy, do it in small amounts! Small changes can equal big results! Drink well.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
According to a 2006 study in the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, chiropractic care can give pregnant women up to 95% improvement in their back pain symptoms in just 2 days.
Pregnancy can be overwhelming at times and while it’s one of the greatest things many women ever experience, a pregnant woman's body goes through some difficult changes - like back pain, shoulder stiffness, sciatica and pelvic problems just to name a few.
If not addressed, these conditions can make pregnancy much more uncomfortable than it has to be and can even make delivery much more difficult.
Chiropractic care has a long, proven track record in helping pregnant women during this constantly changing, yet delicate time. Here’s what one study had to say about chiropractic and pregnancy…
“84% of patients receiving spinal manipulative therapy [chiropractic care] reported relief of back pain during pregnancy. There was significantly less likelihood of back labor when spinal manipulative therapy was administered during pregnancy.” (JMPT 1991)
This confirms that not only is chiropractic care the best, natural drug-free solution to back pain, but it can make back labor much less painful.
Add to this what childcare experts and authors Dr. William and Martha Sears state in their highly praised “The Pregnancy Book, ” chiropractic care in pregnancy can help to…
“avoid or relieve back pain and also prepare your back and pelvic structures for the stresses of labor and birth.”
Furthermore, it’s vital to both mother and baby that the pelvis be in proper alignment during pregnancy. If the pelvis is “out of place”, it can cause “intrauterine constraint“, restricting the room available for the growing baby. Poor pelvic alignment can also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best position for delivery.
One such position is called “breech” presentation where the baby is not positioned headfirst, making the delivery difficult and even dangerous for mother and child. But scientific studies have proven a special chiropractic technique has extraordinary success with helping breech babies.
One study (JMPT2002 ) confirmed that this unique approach helps the mother’s body turn the baby. Of 112 cases studied, 102 of them turned correctly after this gentle procedure was performed…
That’s A Success Rate of 92% in Helping Turn Breech Presentations!
In fact, many medical and health care associations recommend chiropractic care for pregnant mothers. The American Pregnancy Association said the following about chiropractic…
“Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
Controlling symptoms of nausea
Reducing the time of labor and delivery
Relieving back, neck or joint pain
Prevent a potential cesarean section
As you can see, chiropractic care during pregnancy is a well established and safe method of care. If you're pregnant, it doesn’t mean you have to suffer for nine months. If you would like to make your pregnancy and delivery as comfortable as possible, visit our office for a spinal check up today!
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Five years ago, at the age of 42, Sommermann, a massage therapist and financial consultant, was on top of the world and eager to conquer the world of triathlons. She was busy getting in the best shape of her life when she received the grim diagnosis that would change everything: stage III ovarian cancer.Like many women who get diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Sommermann was shocked. She hadn't felt "right" for months, but the symptoms she'd felt were not indicative of cancer, many doctors told her. There was indigestion, a 5-pound weight gain and some fatigue; all vague symptoms that have given ovarian cancer the label of "silent killer."
Not satisfied with initial tests from doctors, Sommermann pushed for more answers after feeling her lumpy stomach one day in bed. Doctors eventually found a 6-pound eggplant-sized tumor in her pelvis and within four days, Sommermann was undergoing a full hysterectomy and chemotherapy, which ultimately eliminated the cancer and saved her life.
Today, Sommermann is cancer-free and healthy, and she is helping other women become aware of the reality of ovarian cancer by competing in triathlons. But it's not just a few triathlons she's competing in – it's 50, to be exact. Her goal is to complete 50 triathlons in 50 states by her 50th birthday and raise $100,000 for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) in the process.
"No one has to die from this if it's detected early. I have an opportunity, I am able to help and I almost feel an obligation," said Sommermann. "I was spared; there is a reason I was spared. I want to use that for the greater good."
So far, all of Sommermann's efforts are paying off. She has been able to raise over $40,000 for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and has the rest of the year planned out. She has 11 states to compete in this summer and plans on doing at least 10 more triathlons in 2012. To follow her journey, visit her blog at www.jennsommermann.blogspot.com.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
It’s that time of year again, time to say thank you for letting me be your Chiropractor! I really appreciate the faith you’ve put in me and my staff and to say thank you, we’re having our Annual Office Birthday Party and giving away a brand new propane grill!
During the month of June, every time you’re adjusted, you’re name goes in to the fish bowl to win the Grill. If you refer a NEW PATIENT during June, they get a FREE consultation and examination and you get your name in the fish bowl THREE times.
And to wrap up the month, on June 25, 2011, all of our established practice members can come in to the office for a FREE adjustment and FREE breakfast! We sincerely appreciate the faith and trust you’ve placed in us all these years. We want to continue to help as many people as possible through Chiropractic and this is just one way to give back to you for helping us achieve this goal.
P.S. Don’t forget, every adjustment you receive in June gets you a chance to win the Grill and every new patient you refer gets you THREE more chances!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Our 'Cold Laser' uses the latest technology to quickly and painlessly treat everything from shoulder pain to plantar fasciitis (heel pain). This offer includes a consultation, exam, and Laser treatment ($99 Value) and is only good until the end of the month, hope to see you soon!
Friday, May 13, 2011
Ever try balancing a book on your head (for more than a second)? To do it, you need more than just patience; you need good posture.
Back when the Earth was home to Neanderthals, posture wasn't really that high on the list of health priorities. At that time, it’s safe to assume finding food, surviving the seasons and generally avoiding death was considerably more important. But this is the21st century and we can should consider our health a precious commodity. Unfortunately, for many of us, maintaining (or achieving) good posture is still somewhat low on the “To Do“ list.
Why is good posture so important? It's pretty simple. When the spine is properly aligned with its natural curves and the entire body – from the ears to the shoulders to the hips, knees and down to the ankles and feet – is in balance, we maximize spinal health and avoid the problems that arise from poor posture. Ideal posture creates ideal balance; it also optimizes breathing and circulation. That sounds like a good idea, right?
May is National Correct Posture Month, so we thought it was high time to get you out of your slumped, bent-back, round-shoulders position that is likely all too common if you work at a computer, have to drive long distances every day, spend too much time texting or checking e-mail on your cell phone (who doesn't these days?), or engage in any of the countless activities that put your back, neck and spine at risk courtesy of poor posture. It's time to stand tall, walk tall and improve your spinal health, all at the same time!
StraightenUpAmerica.org has a list of great (and easy) Posture exercises that you can find here!
One of the earliest tests of the StraightenUpAmerica program proved quite encouraging: After five weeks of daily practice of "Straighten Up" exercises, more than 80 percent of participants reported improved posture; just under 80 percent said they had strengthened their core muscles; and 80 percent reported that after performing the exercises, they now sat and stood more upright, and their backs felt more comfortable in that position.
If you would like more information or direction on ways to improve your posture, schedule an appointment with us!
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
- Get Off the Machines. Free weights require more muscle activation for stabilization and control of movements, which means you burn more calories with every exercise. Muscles require energy to contract; the more energy you use with a movement, the more calories you burn and the leaner you get – assuming you don't overdo training and maintain good form.
- Keep Yourself Hydrated. Did you know that being dehydrated makes you fatter? Why? Because muscle glycogen (sugar energy created from ingested carbohydrates) is stored along with water. For every gram of glycogen in the muscle, there should be three of water. Dehydration forces glucose to remain in the bloodstream instead of muscle until it reaches the liver for overflow storage. When the liver is full, the glycogen (sugar) has no place to go but your fat cells. Not good!
- Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan. How can you hit a target you can't even see? Set your goals and then document your progress via a journal, computer or cell phone application. This is the only verifiable way you can determine what does and does not work over time. Write down everything, from what you eat to when you eat, training programs, how you felt during and after workouts, etc. Take pictures of yourself as you progress to attach the visible senses to your goal.
- Focus on the Core. For most people, your workout is motivated (at least to some degree) by the drive to improve your appearance. A prime target related to that goal invariably involves the elusive abdominals. Most people target the midsection with crunches or sit-ups. Although these are good examples of isolation exercises for the abdominals, you should also integrate alternative exercises that develop strength within all muscle groups of the core. This will provide you with the best foundation to push through the tough workouts in pursuit of your best body.
Friday, April 29, 2011
"An Actuarial Analysis of the Impact of Chiropractic Care on the Costs of Medical Care for Patients with Common Spinal Diagnoses" indicates "that spinal patients who seek chiropractic coverage have materially lower health care costs than those who do not. The difference is consistent in all years and in between the two data sets. The difference range from 10% to 23% lower costs for those patients who sought [chiropractic] care." Milliman USA, September, 2009.
"Conclusion: Spinal manipulation provided better short and long-term functional improvement, and more pain relief in the follow-up than either back school or individual physiotherapy." Clinical Rehabilitation, January, 2010.
"...best evidence synthesis suggests that therapies involving manual therapy (manipulation) and exercise are more effective than alternative strategies for patients with neck pain..." Spine, 2008.
"For chronic spinal pain in general, when compared to acupuncture and traditional medical approaches, chiropractic has generally been shown to be more effective." Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics, 2005.
"Low back pain patients with chiropractic coverage in their insurance plan needed less surgery and fewer x-rays than patients on the same insurance plan without chiropractic coverage." Archives of Internal Medicine, 2004.
Listed under Mayo Clinic's Top 10 Complementary Therapies is spinal manipulation. One of the criteria used at the world-renowned Clinic is"...Does it meet a need that cannot be met by conventional medicine?" Listed under BEST TREATMENTS is "Spinal Manipulation. Practiced by chiropractors,...this hands-on technique adjusts the spine to properly align the vertebrae with muscles, joints and nerves. Standout scientific evidence. At the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health, a study of 681 patients with low back pain showed that chiropractic care was as effective as medical care, including painkilling drugs, in relieving discomfort." Mayo Clinic's Top 10 Complementary Therapies, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Amit Sood, M.D., 2008.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The spine is made up of 29 vertebrae that are divided up by specific regions of the body: cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacrum. Think of the spine as a protective housing for your spinal cord that lives in the center of the vertebrae. At every level of the spine, nerves branch off of the spinal cord, move past the vertebrae and outward to supply the different parts of the body.
Furthermore, as the nerves branch off from the spine, certain ones move out farther and farther, going all the way to the hands and feet. While a nerve is traveling, it must repeatedly pass by or around different bones. It stands to reason that the position of the bones is important. If the bones are not in correct position, or "out of alignment," the nerves will be compromised.
An easy way to remember how the body works is that the vertebrae, spinal cord and nerves affect everything from your toes all the way up to your nose. As an example, migraines and other headaches can be caused when the spinal vertebrae in the neck region are misaligned. This causes pressure on the nerves as they branch off of the spinal cord and move through the vertebrae out to the muscles of the neck and head. This compromised nerve flow also affects the circulation of blood to and from the area. All of these factors play an important role in headaches.
If our vertebrae are in good, proper alignment over time, then the spinal cord and nerves function without any interference. The simple idea of keeping the spine lined up as much as possible will keep our body healthy.
Regular chiropractic care, massage, acupuncture, exercise and a nutritious diet are all important facets of good spinal health. The key here is to realize that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Regular practices of spinal health will not only keep you feeling great, but also will help protect you in the future from many problems that could arise, including neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, tennis / golfer's elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, hip pain, sciatica, knee pain, and ankle and foot pain. Schedule an appointment today to stay at the top of your game!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The US and New Zealand are the only 2 countries in the world that allow direct to consumer advertising of pharmaceutical drugs! That means that we are one of only two countries where you can sit down to have your dinner and be bombarded with drug commercials telling you about the latest drugs and pills and lotions you NEED.
Think about this...
We have been doing this for about the last 10 years and no other countries have followed us! Wonder why? It's because they can see from the outside what it's doing to our health.
Think about this...
They no longer let Joe Camel talk to you (or your kids) on TV about Cigarettes! Wonder why? Because that's dangerous.
Think about this...
The U.S. makes up 5% of the world's population yet we take over 70% of the world's drugs!
If drugs made us healthy wouldn't we be the healthiest country in the world and NOT 37th like we are now?
P.S. Chiropractic still is the world’s largest drugless healing profession.
Friday, January 21, 2011
When you receive a diagnosis of breast cancer, your priorities in life change. You begin to surround yourself with the best doctors: ones that have the skill, knowledge and compassion to help you through the toughest and darkest time of your life.
Even with the best Oncologist and Surgeon, you still search for help. That is where Doctor Jim Doran and his Chiropractic Wellness Center entered my life.
With exceptional knowledge of the human body and mind, Dr. Doran’s caring nature sets him apart from conventional treatments. Through body alignments and acupuncture, I was able to work throughout my treatments and bounce back to my same old self.
Life is about caring for your mind, body and soul and I entrusted mine to Doctor Doran and his staff. For me personally, I could not have made a better decision. Give yourself that same chance. Call today -- start on your way to good health. - Lindajo Danielson
Dr. Doran creates a very welcoming professional environment where I feel like I am known and treated perfectly for my needs. I believe Dr. Doran’s treatments continue to promote my overall everyday well-being. - Debbie Grace
I have less pain and I am able to keep on doing the activities I enjoy. - Brandi Bales
I was having problems with heartburn when I exercised. Dr. Doran helped me to get rid of that problem and I haven’t had it since. Thank you! - Brian Beck
I had neck and back pain for several years and after a few weeks of treatment from Dr. Doran I was feeling much better. I have fewer headaches and less pain. I look forward to feeling good all the time in the future. Thank you! - Shannon Kohler
I have been having migraine headaches for many years and Dr. Doran has made them a thing of the past! I am enjoying my life more than ever now and doing things I hadn’t been able to do for months. Thank you so much Dr. Doran! - Farrah Aziz
Dr. Doran has a gentle touch and has been the only doctor to really help. I have been with Dr. Doran for years and will only see him. - Adria Maez
I had been suffering from low back pain for about nine months. I kept aggravating it by doing a lot of lifting improperly. With Dr. Doran’s guidance and adjustment I was feeling much better in a matter of a few weeks. I am now back in the gym and feeling healthier than ever. Dr. Doran’s knowledge of health and fitness has also helped me become healthier in all aspects of nutrition, weight training and aerobic exercise. Thanks Dr. Doran! - Ross Fawcett
My lower legs hurt for years. Chronic I’d say. I’ve always been a bit skeptical of chiropractic. I am a firm believer now. Although it did take some time (a couple months, about 14 visits). At about one quarter of the way through treatment the pain moved to the middle lower and I thought “Oh great!” but Dr. Jim assured me that was normal and good. Now all the pain is gone. I feel great! - Myra Faherty
In 1986 I had surgery on my lower back to remove a ruptured disc and I have had back pain since then. However, these past few years the pain has increased to the point where I was taking pain pills everyday, resulting in stomach pain. So I came to Dr. Doran and after several visits, I noticed a definite decrease in the intensity of the pain. I started cutting the dosage of pain medication in half and now there are days that I don’t take any. - Karen Freml
I have been suffering from migraine headaches for the last five years. They were infrequent at first but became more frequent as time went on. My migraines were completely debilitating and I was constantly paranoid I was going to encounter one. I watched what I ate and drank, stayed away from bright lights, reduced the stress in my life, anything that might be a trigger, I avoided. I tried numerous different kinds of medications , none helped but caused several other side effects. One day I decided the medications were only a preventative measure. (I was down to one migraine every 12 weeks) but I wanted a cure. I stopped taking my medication and got a migraine the next day - I was devastated! I went back on the medication and decided to see a chiropractor. I have been seeing Dr. Doran (my chiropractor) for a couple months now. I stopped taking my medication three weeks ago and have been migraine free. I am a true believer in chiropractic care. - Stephanie Ward
I have scoliosis which was causing me a lot of pain and debilitation. I was depressed and hurting and couldn’t get through a day without drugs. I consulted with Dr. Doran who put me on a program of exercise, stretching, and regular adjustments. The program keeps the pain at a minimum. I rarely take medication now and can perform daily activities and participate in the sports I love. - Stacy Holbert
I came to Dr. Doran and started getting adjustments and began feeling better immediately. I am now down to getting adjustments just when I really need them. - Maggie Taylor
When I walked in my first time I was hunched over and in tremendous pain! Ever since, I have been fully functional and usually an adjustment relieves the pain. - Matt Stephenson
Please call and set up an appointment today so you can experience the great results that all these people have experienced! 303-463-0722 or visit us at www.ArvadaChiropractor.com!
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The truth is that even the so-called “safe” drugs aren’t totally harmless. In an average twelve-month period, more than 1.5 million hospitalized people suffer from the side effects of the drugs and therapy they receive there. Aspirin alone sends about 1,600 people to the hospital each year who die from gastric bleeding.
Drug interaction also creates a serious problem. Some individual drugs may be relatively benign, but taken together they can be “deadly.” According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the average American senior citizen is given more than fifteen prescriptions each year. Sometimes, these come from doctors who aren’t aware of the other medications the patient may be taking. This could lead to tragedy if the drugs cause a toxic reaction.
B. J. Palmer said….
“All the drugs in the world cannot adjust or align a subluxated vertebrae.” Why is the legal drug situation out of hand? We know that in the U.S., the medical doctors are part of the problem because they write 1.6 billion drug prescriptions each and every year. In seventy-five percent of all office visits to a M.D., drugs are prescribed.
But patients have to shoulder part of the blame also. They seldom question their doctors and rarely request drug-free care, probably because most want a “quick-fix” rather than a slower, more sensible approach to health.
Finally, a great deal of blame fails to the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry which spends more than $10 billion each year…marketing its products which is much more than they spend on researching the safety of taking these drugs. If the tranquilizer, Prozac, is a reasonable alternative to dealing with problems, how much of a reach is it to use marijuana or cocaine or worse?
Whether you want to believe this or not, whether you agree with me or not, adults design the paradigms. It’s the pattern we set that our kids follow. The next time you pop a drug, stop and consider what you’re telling your children without saying a word.
“Loss of life does not come from chiropractic adjustments; wish that we could say as much for surgical operations.”
B. J. Palmer, D.C.