Sciatica and leg pain
Your sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in your body. When such a large nerve becomes inflamed the condition is called sciatica (pronounced si'ad-a'ka) and the pain can be intense! The pain may follow the path of your nerve - down the back of your legs and thighs, down to your ankle, foot and toes - but it can also radiate to your back with burning, pins and needles or tingling. Ugh!
Causes of sciatica can include an unhealthy spine with a protruded or ruptured disc which can irritate the sciatic nerve. Sciatica has been reported following accidents, injuries and childbirth. (1)
The medical approach to sciatica is usually to treat the symptoms with painkillers, muscle relaxers, traction and physical therapy. Relief may be obtained by injecting painkillers directly into the nerve roots! In extreme cases orthopedic surgery may be resorted to.
Every sciatica sufferer should visit their neighborhood doctor of chiropractic for a checkup. It could save them from needless drugs, injections and surgery.
The chiropractic approach has been a blessing to sciatica and leg pain sufferers for over a hundred years (2-3) often saving them from surgery. (4-6)
All sciatica sufferers should see a doctor of chiropractic to ensure they have a body free from subluxations. A subluxation causes structural distortions, disc and nerve pressure and may stress the entire body and brain! Chiropractors correct or adjust subluxations to relieve stress on the structure, nerves, joints and discs.
If you do have sciatica, from whatever cause, a chiropractic adjustment is needed to remove pressure on your nerves, rebalance your spine and body structure, release stress from your discs and permit your body's muscles, glands and tissues to function in a more balanced manner.
Don't avoid the sun
It looks like there's a big "oops" coming from cancer researchers. Why oops? Because people who have been scared out of being in the sun are becoming deficient in vitamin D, one of the most powerful health promoting chemicals in existence. Vitamin D is linked to preventing 14 types of cancer, dementia and Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, heart disease and type II diabetes.
According to The Independent, the organization Cancer Research UK may soon suggest that people should get some exposure to the midday sun. The body gets vitamin D from the sun when the skin reddens without getting burned, and this can usually be achieved within 15 to 30 minutes outdoors without sunscreen on a hot sunny day.
We've been saying all along: You need sunlight - especially children. Get a nice tan - it'll keep you healthy and happy. (7)
Flu vaccine batch causes seizures in children
Health reporter Mike Adams (July 31, 2010) points out that the upcoming flu vaccine has caused oncern among US officials. The labels need to be changed because it appears to have caused a "higher than usual rate of seizures in children." The odd thing is that no one was told what the "usual" rate of seizures in children is. We've been told these shots are safe. If they can cause seizures, what else can they cause? Why haven't all these complications of vaccination been identified and reported?
"The labeling for one vaccine, CSL Limited's Afluria, has undergone changes this season to inform health care providers about an increased incidence of fever and febrile seizure.... The FDA said it was asking CSL to conduct a study of its vaccine in children."
Our comments: so the choice is between having a miserable kid for a few days or possible brain damage. We think kids can handle a few days of flu much easier than a lifetime of brain damage. And we know the MDs, pharmaceutical companies and the government run the other way when it comes to paying for this "side effect." (9)
A safety tip that's easy and free
The next time you come home for the night don't put your car keys away - instead, keep them next to your bed. Believe it or not your keys are a security alarm system that requires no installation.
This is how it works: if you think someone is trying to get into your house or if you hear a suspicious noise just press the panic alarm on your car key. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until you press the button again.
Odds are the burglar or rapist won't stick around ... after a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that.
Try yours to make sure it works before you rely on it. Remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. It could save a life or prevent a sex crime.
"No vaccines, no autism"
Hear this incredible interview of Mayer Eisenstein, MD who discusses why his office no longer offers vaccines even if patients ask for them. Listen now to this incredible podcast. http://www.metrofarm.com
More doctors smoke CAMELS
This is a real ad from a popular magazine from the 1950s. See how professional the "doctor" looks? He has white hair at his temples to show he's distinguished. He has a serious expression probably because he has hemorrhoids.
Maybe it's because he's thinking about lung cancer or heart disease.
YouTube - shoot 'em up - the truth about vaccines
This is a great video for parents and anyone interested in the vaccine issue. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq7FSYYVMEU
Before you read another joke, read this:
The science of psycho-neuro-immunology explores the relationship between emotions and health. Guess what? Laughter is good for you. There are many research papers on the subject and here's the results of one that was recently brought to our attention: if you laugh you'll live longer. Adults who see humor in life are 35% more likely to live longer than those who don't see humor in life. (4)
- Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year.
- How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on.
- Happiness comes through doors that you didn't even know you had left open.
- Ever notice that the people who are late are often much jollier than the people who have to wait for them?
- Most of us go to our grave with our music still inside of us.
- If WalMart is lowering prices every day, how come nothing is free yet?
- You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
- Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.
- Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened.
- We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors ... but they all exist very nicely in the same box.