Archives for: January 2002, 07
Heidi, Regarding Suzanna with sciatica/hip pain: When I was having pain in my neck/shoulders and also hip I had been seeing a chiropractor and getting some relief, but having to go and get adjusted every 3-4 weeks in order to feel o.k.
After 10 years of this, I changed chiropractors to one who specializes in correcting the atlas. I learned that if the atlas is not aligned properly, the entire spine has to adjust in order to accomodate the weight of the head. This causes muscle pain and tension all throughout the body.
After two years I am pain free and my adjustments have been holding. I have only had to be adjusted twice in the past year, and the most recent one was right after having dental work done which put my atlas out of alignment.
You suggested to Suzanna that posture may be the cause, and this very well may be due to an atlas that is out of alignment. I learned that your atlas can be out of alignment from falls, bumps on the head, dental work, or any trauma to the head, neck area, and can occur during childhood. Later in adult life the aches and pains become noticeable.
The treatment was painless and effortless , but I had muscle pain during the recovery time.The adjustment is done by an ultrasonic pulse behind the ear, and there are no physical manipulations (no cracking of the spine and neck as most chiropractors do) It was well worth it, as I now don't have to go for those frequent chiropractor adjustments anymore.
I know several people who have been relieved from hip/sciatic pain from treatment from the same chiropractor I go to. Also I learned that sleeping on a standard pillow can cause hip pain due to poor sleeping posture. I got a pillow from my chiropractor that supports the neck and allows the head to relax in proper position during sleeping.
I hope Suzanna finds relief, as I know how that puts a damper on your quality of life. Another Suzanna ( B nonsecretor)
Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Suzanna! Atlas adjustments are one of the more recent additions to the chiropractic toolkit, along with Network Chiro and many others -- and I fully support this kind of treatment (which is fundamentally naturopathic in nature and result). Please do investigate and use these kinds of therapies, folks -- they are non-invasive, relatively inexpensive, and surprisingly powerful in relieving distress and supporting robust health.
There are many schools of chiropractic and closely related practices which are unbelievably beneficial to humans and other critters -- so look around, and vote with your dollars for the practitioner who is most instrumental in restoring and enlivening your time here on Earth! If our mission here is to CREATE, we'd better get on the stick and maximize our creative potential, in whatever way we see clear to do. :->
? can the bloodtype pill supplements be made in tea form? ? I hav a frend who is religious against any (Pill). bhop
Hi there, Brian! nice to hear from you! Tell me which supplements you are thinking of for your friend, and I'll help you figure out how to make a nice tea out of it all. :-)
According to Dr. D'Adamo's E-News email, Dr. Bronner HAS LEFT THE BUILDING!
Here's the text from Peter: Clinic Corner: ------------------ Dr. Bronner Handwerger ('Ask Doc Bron') has completed his two-year residency at the D'Adamo Clinic and is now headed into private practice. Dr. Handwerger is a brilliant physician and was well liked and respected by the patients. I am certain that he will go on to a stellar career in private practice. Dr. Handwerger now joins an illustrious group of physicians who have completed residencies with my clinic. He will rank among the best of them.
Anyway, I was surprized because I had taken the opportunity to be his patient. Ah well! I wish him the best! Lynne
Ah! Guess it's time I signed up for the emailed newsletter, eh? I'm sad I never met Bronner before he went his way rejoicing, but I'm sure he's well on the path to a brilliant career! and thanks again for the heads-up, Lynne!
Hi Heidi, I am back again! I spoke to Docter Bronner about the synthroid and he said I should keep taking it as it is replacing my own thyroid. And it will take time for it to heal. My dosage is not that strong, at .075. Perhaps, I am one of those severe cases that needs medication, for now anyways. Perhaps after it heals completely, I will be able to get off the drugs. I have a couple questions though. Is there enough folic acid in essene bread (2 slices daily) to meet the required amount in one's diet? Is it absolutely necessary to eat grains in life? Or can we live without them? When is the body ready to have a menstrual cycle? Does it really have to do with how much body fat % we have? Or can we be at 12% and still have them? I am at 15 and still do not have them? I would not like to go higher, do I have to? Or will my body start up only by eating the right nutrients it needs? Is excercising every day excessive? I feel I have to for now because of my extremely slow thyroid and metabolism. And I feel better that way. Is that why my period is not coming back? Is it possible to excercise too much? Thank-you, you are great to us all! Emily
Hello, Emily! Nice to see you back!
Do supplement with folic acid during this time. You probably need a little extra from food and supps to help replace what was missing before.
It is certainly not necessary to eat grains if you are type O. I do very nicely without them, and I can't remember the last time I ate grain.
Let your body relax, and release it from concerns about when it will menstruate. It will do so when it decides to, in its wisdom. Trust that wisdom, and let everything happen in its own right time. This can be freeing for you, because truly you do not have to think or worry about any of it. The less worrying you do, the quicker the healing can perform itself without intrustion. Weird, but true! :-D
Daily exercise is wonderful for type Os, so long as you feel good and energized after your cool-down. If you feel better exercising every day, do it! :-D
You sound really centered and calm, Emily! You've done a spectacular job so far -- keep reminding yourself of how far you've come and that you'll just keep getting better, because that's the way of things! IT REALLY IS!!!! take care, and write again, dear! :-D
Heidi – I would like some help with the best way to use Deflect ‘O’ Lectin Blocker.
My husband and I (both O) eat 100% ‘O’ compliant with 50% beneficial foods when we eat at home. During a week we eat one or two meals out and they tend to have some avoids in them. As a rule we have advance notice of these meals. My husband has severe digestive problems. One of these avoid meals will require him to take some of his medication.
I would like to see if the Deflect ‘O’ Lectin Blocker could take the place of the medication. He is not good at taking pills on a daily basis and a lot of the bloggers just use them after an avoid meal. Would it help if he took them at breakfast before the avoid meal, at the avoid meal and breakfast the next morning?
I have one other Deflect ‘O’ Lectin Blocker question. Does it help with weight loss (one of my goals) and how? What would you recommend as the best way to take it? Thank you for your time, Joan
Hi, Joan! Welcome!!
Deflect DOES help with weight loss, because it aids in the elimination of cells whose insulin receptors are damaged, as well as diverting harmful lectins in the digestive tract. You can take it with meals, or between meals, and/or before bedtime with plenty of water. It is not a 'fat burner;' our fat burner is EXERCISE!! but it is a wonderful aid in maintaining and enhancing the growth of healthy tissue throughout the body.
I suggest that if your husband is willing to risk eating avoids, that he take two capsules of Deflect before and after the dubious meals. Deflect works on those foods which are avoids due to lectins. If he's eating stuff which will irritate and/or inflame his digestive tract or flare up arthritis or other serious conditions, he may want to supplement with quercetin and other supplements specific to his condition.
Not knowing what his medication is, I can't say whether one or another avoid meal will require him to take it -- or whether drugless options are available. Eating avoids is trouble for all of us. Deflect minimizes the consequences, but it's not a license to err. I hope this helps, dear! and I extend my best wishes to you and your family!! :-)
Dear and Heidi and all, I just wanted to write a note of deepest thanks to you all. I was overwhelmed by all the helpful advice - really touched me.
I have to say that I am in the care of a top rheumatologist and gastroenterologist - the rheumy said that if everything comes back normal - (right now they know I have an over acidic oesophagus with lesions in my stomach and pretty aggressive IBS), then he has recommended I go see John Sarno in New York!!
I have ordered the book. I was amazed when I read the post on him. It would not surprise me if my problem was instigated by my emotions. I am an typical A-type personality - perfectionist - who finds it hard to relax.
How wonderful it would be to exercise normally again - it has been 10 years of this pain. Interestingly enough - it got really bad when I started my very stressful job!! Anyway - thanks again everyone, for all the wonderful input. Heidi - one quick question - (had to get another one in!!) Do you think that bromelain would irritate my acidity problem? I think that I have an acid problem now, as a result of the steroids. Do you think that green tea would be a problem too? Is it too acidic? Also - if you have any tips on IBS - would be great. I have the type with severe constipation - can't seem to resolve it. I find that slippery elm and magnesium help - but not too sure if Citrucel helps or hinders. I have started juicing and am sticking closely to the diet. Also I take the Polyflora O. Thanks so much for everything Suz
Hello, Suz! I think you've hit on the underlying reason for the high acid production (aside from the steroids) and the IBS. Until the book arrives, I suggest just being very careful with your diet -- and if anything seems to flare up the IBS or the pain, discontinue it for now. Try to 'relax into yourself' whenever you feel pressured or worried. Stand back a bit and listen to what your thoughts habitually tell you ~ let them go by & just watch them. Your body is ready to heal itself. Very warmest wishes to you, and write again when you like! :-D
Rachel here again, Heidi! Thanks SO much for the rant about pet food - it's a "pet" peeve of mine! Please, if you feel so inclined, post this link on feeding Bones And Raw Food (BARF). So many people have misconceptions about pet diets. This is the link that was in my blog:
this looks like another good site:
Of course, googling it brings up a lot of information on BARF, both pro and con. Thanks. Rachel
:-D All righty, and on that note I'll steer the column back to the discussions of human health stuff. :-) Thanks, Rachel ~ and give your little chihuahua critters a pat for me! Best wishes! :-)