Posts for: August, 2015
YES, butter (preferably from grass-fed cows smile emoticon ) is healthy for you!
I am posting this article to debunk all of the horrible myths about dietary fats and to set the record straight. Since the mid 1980's, when for political and financial reasons the USDA began harping on fats while promoting a high carbohydrate, low-fat diet (now the main contributor to many diseases including Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer, and more), fats have gotten a bad rep.
The truth about fats is that they are absolutely vital and necessary to our health.
Good natural fats, including butter, tallow, lard, poultry fats, fish fats, coconut, olive oil, flax oil, and others, give us the following amazing health benefits:
*Your brain is mostly fat! Healthy fats promote memory, thinking, cognition, and better nervous system function
*Prevents loss of bone density and osteoporosis
*Are antifungal/antiviral/antibacterial and improve immune system
*Lowers risk of heart disease and balances cholesterol
*Increases life expectancy
Fats to avoid? All hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils, industrially processed oils including soy, corn, safflower, and cottonseed oils, and fats and oils, especially vegetable oils, heated to high temperatures during frying and cooking.
My breakfast most mornings is eggs over easy in butter, with nitrates-free and preservative-free bacon, avocado on the side, and a vegetable. My cholesterol report is stellar. I have eaten this breakfast for years.
Check out the bottom article for more awesome facts about fats!
Mother-daughter duo Elena and Juni paid me a visit yesterday morning for their chiropractic kinesiology tune ups!
They were kind enough to model some of the colored lenses that we use during treatment. Colored lenses, also known as Chromotherapy or color therapy, is an alternative medicine therapy that uses color wavelengths to help balance certain parts of the body, organs, emotions, and energy centers.
Juni is 3 years old and recently broke her right lower leg bone (tibia bone) on the playground. Her mother Elena was smart to immediately bring her in for treatment, even with her leg cast still on. I worked on her body to help align her and to promote the best possible healing for her leg. It is so important to support the body's own natural healing processes. I saw her a few times throughout her healing. Our greatest achievement? Mom Elena was proud to report to me that it was immediately after one of Juni's treatments that she began placing weight through her right leg and walking on it again for the first time after her injury. That is the power of chiropractic kinesiology.
Mom Elena is blessed to be very healthy! She is a healthcare provider herself working as a holistic psychotherapist in Gaithersburg, MD. She comes in once every couple of months for a tune up, to keep her body healthy, and for preventive care.
Thanks Elena and little Juni for a great start to my day yesterday, full of smiles and healing! I truly love and appreciate my patients.
This is a great (and short!) read all about chronic joint stiffness.
Many people believe that the joint stiffness they are experiencing is due to "old age" or chalk it up to "getting older". This is entirely False!
If you are someone who experiences joint stiffness, it can be improved or resolved by addressing the true structural, biochemical, and emotional/mental causes behind the symptom.
Joint stiffness can be due to misaligned joints throughout the body (none better to see for this than a chiropractor!) along with excessive weight load on the body and lack of exercise, and nutritional deficiencies particularly essential minerals used to build bone. A diet high in grains, dairy, and especially sugars do not support optimal joint health (contrary to popular belief).
Waking up with joint stiffness can signal that there is a toxic, overloaded liver, and a sluggish gall bladder. The gall bladder houses the body's own natural anti-stiffness factor. Yes, you heard correctly. We as human beings produce our own anti-stiffness factor! Get the liver and gall bladder functioning optimally, and joint stiffness disappears.
As always and as I always try to teach my patients- any and all symptoms in the body can have and oftentimes will have an emotional/mental stress component. Mind-body techniques here in the office along with at-home emotional well-being care is one of the best things a person can do for their health.
Read more about chronic joint stiffness and the holistic approach to it in the article below. Thanks!