Thursday, December 31, 2009

Great new movie that everyone needs to watch, Food, Inc. It is a tell all truth about the food industry in America. I promise that you will be more conscious about what you eat after watching. It is only about 1&1/2 hr, so take the time to watch.

More info coming out about "background pollution". This is the pollution that we can't hide from. It is everywhere, in the food supply, water and air. Especially the foods. Watch the movie.

So many of these pollutants are being found to interfere with thyroid function. This makes sense from all the thyroid problems we are seeing. Many of the pollutants block the TSH for actually making the thyroid do what it is supposed to do and others interfere with the thyroid hormones doing their job. It's a crazy world we live in.

All this makes detoxifying the body that much more important.

Watch the movie!!!!!
Dr. Jim

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ever wonder about things that get researched? Just read where Temple University just published a nice article on methionine, an amino acid found in red meats, beans, eggs, garlic, lentils, yogurt and some other tasty foods linked to Alzheimers's.

THey found that the diet rich in this particular amino acid could lead to the development of the dreaded Alzheimer's disease. It is nice to know that this can happen and now we understand the mechanism. When we consume too much mewthionine it can be metabolissed into homocysteine leading to a condition called hyperhomocysteinemia. Hyperhomocysteinemia will cause the development of Amyloid B placque which is associated with Alzheimer's. So far so good.

By now you have decided to never eat anything good for you again. A diet rich in trans fats, fried foods and loaded with sugar should suffice. At least you might not get Alzheimer's, right? Not so fast.

Yes hyperhomocysteinemia is not good, that is a fact. High homocysteine levels are also associated with heart disesae. But, what can be done? we suggest having your homocysteine tested and take appropriate action if it is high. So, what is this action, you ask? Vitmains B12 and folic acid.

This brings me to a great book that everyone should read, The Homocysteine Revolution by Kilmer S. McCully, M.D. THis book offers great insight into medicine and polotics.

Back on track here, what the research shows, but did not say, is that we need to be concerned about our homocysteine levels and keep them as low as we can. We like to see levels below 8, however the range goes as high as 15 or so and if you ask you doctor about the level he or she will tell you you are ok if you are at a level of 13 or more. We always suggest testing th homocystenie levels and keeping them below that 8 atleast. Especially when somehting as simple as B12 and folic acid can be the answer.

I suppose the reason the researchers did not talk about that is that now they can do another project to find the way to lower the homocysteine levels. wonder how much that will cost, you know, to find out something we already know.

Dr. Jim

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Holiday wind down

Holiday season 2009 is shaping up to be one of our busiest ever. We are now winding down for a few days of to celebrate Thanks Giving. It is a much needed few days off for sure.

Things have been crazy busy in the natural medicine world. So many people worried about the flu season and all the hubbub about 'Health Care Reform' has folks rethinking health.

Recently we have had many come in with lab work that their doctors have done for them and have told them that 'everything is fine'. One in particular lady began telling us that she had all sorts of tests and 'everything was fine', although she had several complaints that she wanted us to help with. We suggested that she get a copy of the tests since they were recent. A day or so later she came in with her labs and we were surprised to find '9' things flagged hi or low. She was perturbed since she had been told 'all was fine'. Nine things out of range is not 'everything is fine'. We pointed this out and offered suggestions as to help with the problems that she had. Another happy camper.

We hear much about this Health Care reform and are asked our position to which we respond it is not health care reform, just reform on who pays for it. Actually, here in America, we do not have health care, but disease management. Actual health care is left up to the individual. Our position is simple, we are not going to have true health care reform until we change the way medicine is taught in America. Currently it is simply a drug for the symptoms and disregard for the cause.

Our hope is that we all have a great Thanks Giving holiday and visit many family and friends. We all need the camaraderie.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Busy day in the natural health world. For the past few days we have seen way too many people who have brought their labs in from other doctors and have been told that "everything looks fine". Not so. Today there was a lady that was told "everything was fine" and there were 9 things flagged out of range! Needless to say, she was not happy when she discovered that many things out of range. The prescription, anti-depressants.

Episodes like this are the reason we do what we do, help you be your best advocate in health matters. Never take the doctor's office word that "everything is fine" without seeing the result for your self. And be willing to challenge things when you see things flagged as out of range. Something that may seem simple and not life threatening may cause problems even though it will not kill you.

That's all for now, back latter.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tuesday 11-03-09

For fall of the year it has been very busy. Lots of folks concerned with flu issues as well as the normal health concerns. All our locations are getting busier and that means more people being helped with natural methods. That is a good thing.

Absolutely beautiful weather here. Lows in the 50's and highs in the 70's. Great time for outdoor activities.

Working on many new formulas which will be coming in soon. One is a new form of iron. This formula is a bis-glycinate with B12 and folate. We have used other manufacturers that were similar. we have added vitamin c to the mix for added absorption. This should be available within 7 to 8 weeks.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Busy, busy with all the problems with the swine flu and the vaccines for it. Now the FDA just relaxed their regulations on Tymerasol, the mercury contaminant that had been highly regulated. Probably will be many more problems with the coming batches of the vaccine due to this.

Very busy weekend as we had our fall seminar for all the Doctors Nutrition locations. It was great and lots of cases to go over and learn more about how to help with natural medicine. All the doc's and staff are doing great and it was great having everyone together.

Will try to keep updated on the latest on the flu vaccines and the associated problems.

Back soon.
Dr. Jim

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Busy, busy with folks wanting to be prepared for the H1N1 (swine flu) virus. Calls from all over the country. Lots of the folks doing lab work to see the status of their immune system. Also, same folks wanting to know what can improve their immune system. we suggest the arabaniogalactan powder as well as taking adequate amounts of vitamin D.

On vitamin D; most, if not all those we test, are very low if they have not been taking at least 2000 to 3000 i.u. per day. Some sources are now recommending 5000 i.u. per day for adults. After watching hundreds of labs recently, we would have to agree that is a good daily dose.

While we are on the flu thing, we might want to talk about the vaccine for the H1N1. We are not in favor of this vaccine and we are in good company. Many of the guru's are saying the same thing. One of the problems is the possibility of developing Guillain-Barré syndrome. Not something you want to deal with. Over the years there have been many incidences of GBS from vaccines.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New to the blog thing, however, we are going to work on keeping it current.

News from CDC shows that vitamin D deficiency has been reported in the majority of the deaths so far in the H1N1 pandemic here in the US. we have been telling everyone to start increasing the D before the brunt of the flu really hits.

In all the testing that we do a very high majority are deficient in vitamin D.

Stay tuned.

Friday, September 18, 2009

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