We are going through the stages of fetal development in class and the pathologies that can arise at certain stages. Some problems are genetic, but most are environmental - so to speak. Women that have been on birth control for a long time are most susceptible to hormonal problems. Women who smoke, drink, use medications or illegal drugs cause all kinds of developmental problems. Unhealthy women as far as nutrition also play a huge role in problems getting pregnant and producing healthy offspring.
Study after study shows that folic acid, vitamin B2, B6, B12, vitamin C, magnesium and zinc are very important for women to take when they are on birth control pills.
Women with decreased liver function do not convert estrogen to a less potent form witch leads to increased estrogen in the body.
Side effects of excess estrogen include:
Low Sex Drive – life long decrease
High Blood Pressure
Urinary Tract Infections
Sterility / Infertility
Low Back Pain
This of course begs the question of should you Eat Right for Your Type.
If your liver is too busy detoxing the food you eat let alone everthing else you come in contact with, what chance do you think a developing fetus has?
So the short answer to BTD and Embryology is - Yes.
I was talking to a fellow student of mine and we eventually got around to Eat Right for Your Type! Not only had he heard of it, he was in the process of reading “The GenoType Diet.” At first I thought this was going to turn into an easy conversation. As it turns out, he was having a hard time figuring out where he fit as far as his GenoType and what to do about it and why. Granted, he hadn’t done any of the strength testing or Biometric measurements to find out his GenoType but I came away with the impression he really didn’t understand what he was reading. As busy as us first trimester students are, he probably won’t be putting the Genotype Diet book on his to do list any time soon because of the confusion.
I’ve written about this before and I’m saying it again. There needs to be an “Eat Right for Your Type” preface in the beginning of the GenoType Diet book. This would enable new people who have no background with any of Dr. D’Adamo’s work to get a much needed prep course and give them a solid foundation to work from.
I’m just sayin’.
Wheat mimics insulin. Type I Diabetes means your body produces little to no insulin. Don’t we want the insulin receptors held open by the binding power of the wheat lectin to allow the absorption of glucose? (Just an extrapolation, the other effects of wheat are probably not worth it.)
A few new ideas have come to mind that I would like to share. The Occipital lobes of your brain are on the back part of your skull. If you take your finger and run it up the back of your neck, you will run into the base of your skull. Under that are the Occipital lobes (right and left) of your Brain. Some of the main functions of the Occipital lobes are to control memory, sight and association.
If you’ve ever hit or been hit in the forehead, you may have pushed your occipital bone down onto your occipital lobe. If you’ve ever stood up and hit the back of your head or been in a car wreck, you may have shifted that occipital shelf. Symptoms could include headaches, vision problems, random memory loss, confusion, abnormal thought patterns, personality change, inability to retain or recall information, pain, discomfort and misery.
Seek a chiropractor who can adjust that part of your skull.
Your muscles are 70% water. Being dehydrated makes muscles constrict. If your trapezius muscle in your upper back starts constricting from dehydration, guess where it attaches as it moves up your spine and around the cervical part of your neck; right at the base of your skull. The pulling force can be more than enough to pull the skull down on top of those occipital lobes. Drink water!
If your medical doctor has told you that your child only has a slight curvature of his or her spine and you should just wait and see. DON’T. That curve is pulling on all of the muscles and ligaments that run all the way up the spine. You do the math (so to speak.)
“An amazing new discovery enables people to fight off viruses, bacteria and other disease causing germs.”
Sounds like a cheesy infomercial at 1 am in the morning doesn’t it?
Believe it or not, all of us have the ability to do just that.
When you exercise your body temperature rises due to the use of muscles. When you use enough muscles for long enough you actually produce enough heat to fight off pathogens! A pseudo fever is created that doesn’t make you feel bad and is actually beneficial. You also sweat which releases unwanted toxins too!
Your body temperature can get up to 103 degrees which can kill pathogens that want to harm us.
So get up off of your rump and start fighting illness with a little locomotion.
Note: This idea is courtesy of my Gross Anatomy class which gave me the idea when we were talking about muscles and heat production.
My education is paying off already!
For the last 3 years I have been taking undergraduate classes so I can get into Palmer College of Chiropractic.
I received my official acceptance letter today!
Yes, I’m going to be a Chiropractor! In another 4 years I will be able to make a huge difference in people’s lives!
I will also be able to help people another way by introducing them to the BTD concept. That is going to be an awesome combination.
About four years ago I met Dr. Todd Hubbard at Palmer College of Chiropractic. He seemed like a good guy and since we were about the same age we developed a very good patient / Doctor relationship. As time went on with my care I was always asking questions that he was always more than happy to answer. Then one day after one of my questions he stopped, looked at me thoughtfully and told me that none of his students ever ask him these types of questions and that questions I would ask him were really good questions. I thought to myself “wow, this guy has seen how many students over the last ten years and none of them are asking what I think are normal questions?”
He would later give me 2 more compliments and tell me that I should get in the DC Program to get into the research department. The type of ideas and questions I was having really made an impression on him and really gave me something to think about.
Three years later, here I am. I start on July 12th and it’s going to be a crazy ride!