September 5, 2014
I was pregnant and the baby was in a breech position. We had not tried anything prior to chiropractic care. Dr. Hill adjusted me according to the Webster technique for breech babies. The next night, the baby turned into the correct position on his own!
Dr. Hill is trained in the Webster technique. I highly recommend anyone with a breech position to see Dr. Hill prior to ANY other option. Thank you so much for your help.
Elevation Health patient of: Dr. Jason Hill
3195 Lamar Avenue
Paris, TX 75460
(903) 785-6565 stal B.
September 4, 2014
WE ARE WHAT WE EAT!
With so many foods to choose from, it’s no wonder parents are confused. One thing is for sure, there are certain ingredients that must be avoided without exception. Some ingredients even in small amounts can do extensive damage to a healthy child. These ingredients can disrupt hormones and change body chemistry in a negative way. With childhood cancers on the rise and early-onset diabetes and other conditions (not heard of in our generation and our parent’s generation), we must seriously evaluate everything we feed to our children starting in infancy. As they say, we are what we eat! An introduction by Dr. Dan: http://vimeo.com/100927196
Top 10 Food Additives to Avoid
1. Artificial Sweeteners: Aspartame, also known as Nutrasweet and Equal, is believed to be carcinogenic and accounts for more reports of adverse reactions than all other foods and food additives combined. The artificial sweetener Acesulfame-K has been linked to kidney tumors. All artificial sweeteners are bad news.
2. High Fructose Corn Syrup: High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) increases your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels and contributes to the development of diabetes.
3. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG): MSG is used as a flavor enhancer. It is an excitotoxin, a substance that overexcites cells to the point of damage or death.
4. Trans Fat: Numerous studies show that trans fat increases LDL cholesterol levels and increases your risk of heart attacks, heart disease and strokes.
5. Common Food Dyes: Artificial colorings may contribute to behavioral problems in children and lead to a significant reduction in IQ.
6. Sodium Sulphite: This is a preservative used in processed foods. People who are sulfite sensitive can experience headaches, breathing problems, and rashes. In severe cases, sulfites can actually cause death.
7. Sodium Nitrate/Sodium Nitrite: This common preservative has been linked to various types of cancer.
8. BHA and BHT: Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydrozyttoluene (BHT) are preservatives that affect the neurological system of your brain, alter behavior and have the potential to cause cancer.
9. Sulphur Dioxide: Sulphur additives are toxic and in the U.S., they have been prohibited in raw fruit and vegetables. Adverse reactions include bronchial problems, low blood pressure, and anaphylactic shock.
10. Potassium Bromate: This additive is used to increase volume in some breads. It is known to cause cancer in animals, and even small amounts can create problems for humans.
Sources: Food Matters November 24, 2010
Are You or Your Family Eating Toxic Food Dyes?
Here are some of the most common food dyes used today:
v Blue #1 (Brilliant Blue): An unpublished study suggested the possibility that Blue 1 caused kidney tumors in mice. What it’s in: Baked goods, beverages, desert powders, candies, cereal, drugs, and other products.
v Blue #2 (Indigo Carmine): Causes a statistically significant incidence of tumors, particularly brain gliomas, in male rats. What it’s in: Colored beverages, candies, pet food, & other food and drugs.
v Citrus Red #2: It’s toxic to rodents at modest levels and caused tumors of the urinary bladder and possibly other organs. What it’s in: Skins of Florida oranges.
v Green #3 (Fast Green): Caused significant increases in bladder and testes tumors in male rats. What it’s in: Drugs, personal care products, cosmetic products except in eye area, candies, beverages, ice cream, sorbet; ingested drugs, lipsticks, and externally applied cosmetics.
v Red #3 (Erythrosine): Recognized in 1990 by the FDA as a thyroid carcinogen in animals and is banned in cosmetics and externally applied drugs. What it’s in: Sausage casings, oral medication, maraschino cherries, baked goods, candies.
v Red #40 (Allura Red): This is the most-widely used and consumed dye. It may accelerate the appearance of immune-system tumors in mice. It also causes hypersensitivity (allergy-like) reactions in some consumers and might trigger hyperactivity in children. What it’s in: Beverages, bakery goods, dessert powders, candies, cereals, foods, drugs, and cosmetics.
v Yellow #5 (Tartrazine): Yellow 5 causes sometimes-severe hypersensitivity reactions and might trigger hyperactivity and other behavioral effects in children. What it’s in: Pet foods, numerous bakery goods, beverages, dessert powders, candies, cereals, gelatin desserts, and many other foods, as well as pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
v Yellow #6 (Sunset Yellow): Caused adrenal tumors in animals and occasionally causes severe hypersensitivity reactions. What it’s in: Color bakery goods, cereals, beverages, dessert powders, candies, gelatin deserts, sausage, cosmetics and drugs.
v Splenda, the Artificial Sweetener that Chemically Resembles DDT Splenda is the brand name for the chemical compound called sucralose that is 600 times sweeter than sugar. It’s also worth noting that Splenda is actually 99 percent sugar (dextrose and maltodextrin, which are derivatives of high-fructose corn syrup), with 1 percent sucralose added. This is how strong a sweetener sucralose actually is. Economically using Splenda makes no sense, since it only saves you a handful of calories, and that isn’t even taking into consideration the health implications of using this toxic chemical!
v Both sucralose and DDT are organochlorines, meaning they are in a class of man-made chemicals that have a chlorine molecule bonded to their chemical structure through synthetic processing (organochlorines are not found in nature).
v Some other examples of organochlorines are a host of pesticides that have been banned worldwide because they disrupt both animal and human health, including being linked to the following: Neurological damage, cancer
v Parkinson’s disease, birth defects, respiratory Illness, abnormal immune system function.
Environmental Influences on Child Health
- Children have greater vulnerability due to larger skin surface per body weight and the fact that they eat, drink and breath more than 3-4 times as much as adults due in relation to body weight.
- One of the earliest and largest overlooked source of environmental stress comes from old and/or poorly maintained schools.
- Molds, fungi, lead, asbestos, cleaning chemicals and pesticides all present risks to the developing child.
- As of 2001, nearly 1 in every 5 schools across the country had unsatisfactory indoor air quality with 50% reporting at least 1 environmental hazard.
- No mandated state or federal agency is responsible for protecting children from these hazards.
- Environmental Stress: Exposures in the Home
- Fumes from the off-gassing of new carpets and furniture made from pressed wood or particleboard has be known to cause headaches and eye, nose and throat irritation.
- Chemicals used in floor and furniture polishes, counter top cleansers, dishwashing liquids, detergents, tub, tile and glass cleaners all play a roll in the day to day exposures of children.
- Plastics have moved high on the chemical exposure list due to significant contact with the food we purchase and eat each day.
- The long term effect of chemicals leeching from plastics into our foods is still poorly defined, but it is only a matter of time before the negative ramifications on are children’s health is understood.
Indoor Air Contains More than 500 Chemicals
The long list of common household pollutants and toxic particles is summarized here:
- Molds from water damage, high humidity regions, and humid areas of homes, like bathrooms and basements; most common molds are Aspergillus, Stachybotrys, and Penicillium; Aspergillus is a primary food for dust mites.
- Bioaerosols (Biocontaminants such as airborne bacteria, viruses, etc.)
- Humans, pets, moist surfaces, humidifiers, ventilation systems, drip pans, cooling coils in air handling units (can cause Legionnaires’ disease and “humidifier fever”)
- Combustion By-products (PAH, CO, CO2, NOx)
- Unvented kerosene and gas heaters, gas appliances, fireplaces, chimneys and furnaces, tobacco smoke, automobile exhaust from attached garages.
- Tobacco Smoke (including second-hand smoke), Cigarettes, cigars, pipes can release mixtures of over 4,000 compounds.
- Formaldehyde: Pressed wood products (hardwood, plywood, fiberboard, etc.), urea-formaldehyde foam insulation, mattresses, clothing, nail polish, permanent press textiles, glue and adhesives,
- Automobile exhaust
- Pressure-treated wood products used for decks and playground equipment are often treated with arsenic containing chemicals
- Other Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
- Paints, solvents, wood preservatives, aerosol sprays, cleaners and disinfectants, copy machines/printers/faxes, carpets, moth and repellents.
Written by Dr. Dan Yachter, D.C., Lake Mary, Florida
To hear Dr. Dan’s comments about this week’s “Kids’ Corner” article, click here: http://vimeo.com/100927196
Join us next week when our topic will be: “The Dangerous Play of Pediatric Drugs.”
September 2, 2014
Below you will see the abstract for an study that was just published on August 11, 2014! Even more evidence that specific chiropractic care reduces high blood pressure naturally, without medication!
Please read the article and think about all the people you know who are taking blood pressure medication every day for years. Invite them to come with you to our next Blockbuster Workshop, Heart Smart Nutrition, on September 22nd, at 6PM! Call 727-623-0992 TODAY to reserve you spot! You will learn life changing techniques that will help you and your loved ones restore the proper blood pressure for your body!
Reduction in Arterial Blood Pressure Following Adjustment of Atlas to Correct Vertebral Subluxation: A Prospective Longitudinal Cohort Study
Scott Torns, DC Bio
Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ August 11, 2014 ~ Pages 54-60
Objective: This investigation was a placebo-control, randomized, prospective longitudinal cohort study to examine the long term effect Atlas Orthogonal (AO) upper cervical chiropractic care has on arterial blood pressure (ABP).
Methods: Twenty participants were computer randomized into a placebo-control group and a therapeutic group. All participants were examined radiographically, and coordinate values were calculated for Atlas dysfunction per AO Technique. The therapeutic group received an AO adjustment while controls received a sham adjustment. Pre and post therapeutic intervention ABP values were recorded for each participant. Subsequent measures for ABP were again recorded at one week, two weeks, four weeks, and lastly, six weeks after intervention. The Atlas was adjusted utilizing an AO Adjusting Instrument. No adverse reactions were recorded in either group.
Results: The therapeutic group demonstrated significant lowering of both their systolic and diastolic values. Improvements in systolic values continued to be statistically significant at six weeks. The effect on the diastolic values failed to reach significance after four weeks. There were no statistically significant differences detected in the systolic or diastolic values of the control group.
Conclusions: This investigation provides further evidence connecting upper cervical chiropractic care and ABP regulation. While the exact mechanism remains in question, data suggests an appropriate dose may be one upper cervical chiropractic visit per month for patients that suffer from high ABP.
August 23, 2014
I have always seen a chiropractor but when I found out I was pregnant I wanted a special chiropractor who was focused on the Webster Technique. The Webster Technique is where you make sure your hips and spine are in line properly so that you have a healthy pregnancy, less discomfort, and an easier birth. I went looking and I found that in Dr. Hartley! I had also battled with ear infections myself for many years.
Soon after starting care I made sure my husband, Adam, came in and received the corrective care that he needed. He had not been to a chiropractor before but he followed the plan and the exercises and he received great results.
After the birth of our daughter, Lain, we brought her to see Dr. Hartley. I was a chiropractic baby and I wanted to pass on that legacy to my daughter as well. The experience has been positive and uplifting! Everyone at the office is super supportive and as a result my husband and I have a very happy and healthy baby!
Coming to Elevation Health, getting adjusted, coming to the workshops, incorporating the supplements, I feel like I became a better version of myself! I love Dr. Hartley, if I could duplicate her and spread her joy around I would do it in a heartbeat!
Katie, Adam and Lain
Elevation Health patients
Dr. Theresa Hartley
2653 Ulmerton Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33762