Should obstetricians see women with normal pregnancies?
More and more pregnant women are seeing midwives for their prenatal care. Is this safe? A study that appeared in the prestigious British Medical Journal reveals it is very safe.
A multi-center randomized, controlled trial compared the outcomes of midwives and obstetricians. The results revealed that routine obstetric visits for low risk women offer little or no clinical or consumer benefit. (1)
Did you know?
There are 1,000 species of bacteria on your skin
(and even more inside your gut)
The average adult has 19 square feet of skin and it is inhabited by 1,000 different species of bacteria. How many is that in round numbers? About 100 billion individual bacteria live on your skin.
And that's on healthy people. They are supposed to be there, living in harmony with you and performing many necessary functions.
A National Institutes of Health study should give us pause in our attempt to kill all "germs." We need them. If they go we go. That's why antibiotics are so dangerous - they indiscriminately kill everything. It's in the name: anti - against, biotic - life.
Inside of you are billions more bacteria and without them you couldn't live. In one study mice bred to be entirely germ-free have smaller hearts and are unable to digest food properly. (6)
Words of Wisdom
All truth goes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Then it is violently opposed. Finally, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher
Chiropractic and spinal research
Acid reflux and colic. Sixteen infants were diagnosed by their physicians with acid reflux (9 infants) or colic (7 infants). Ten of the 16 mothers reported difficulty in their child's birth (mechanical forces) that could have caused upper cervical (neck) injuries, such as the use of vacuum extraction or the wrapping of the umbilical cord around the infant's neck.
In every child, trauma-induced upper cervical subluxations (spinal distortions causing nerve damage) were found.
In every case, the acid reflux and/or colic (all 16) resolved after the child received chiropractic care to the upper cervical area. (4)
Meniere's disease. Classic (typical) Meniere's disease is the term given to the condition having the following four symptoms: hearing loss, rotational vertigo (a form of dizziness which feels as if the world is spinning around you), tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and a sense of air pressure in the middle ear, as if descending in an airplane. Some people suffering from Meniere's also report forgetfulness, memory loss, confusion and disorientation. "Brain fog" is a term used by many Meniere's disease patients.
Medically, the cause is unknown. People suffering from this condition may become disabled.
In one study ten individuals suffering from Meniere's disease were placed under chiropractic care. In all ten cases there was a history of neck traumas, most from automobile accidents, resulting in undiagnosed whiplash injuries.
Chiropractic care for the reduction of subluxation was undertaken. All ten individuals responded favorably to chiropractic care. They were all adjusted in the upper cervical (upper neck) region of the spine. (5)
Have more energy -
get chiropractically balance
Most people get their tires balanced, realigned and checked for leaks. If they don't there'll be increased wear and tear and wasted energy.
But what about getting your body balanced?
If you use it you've got to make sure it's still in alignment. Otherwise you'll waste energy and have increased wear and tear.
When does a tire start to wear down? After 5,000 miles? 10,000 miles? 20,000 miles?
The answer: It starts to wear down the moment you start driving.
It's the same with your body. If you are alive, you are using it and it's getting worn.
Make sure you're healthy - make sure your body's structural system is aligned and balanced. You'll have less wear and tear - in other words, you'll age slower and stay younger longer.