The first chiropractic adjustment and the power of the body

The first chiropractic adjustment and the power of the body

Here is how DD Palmer described the birth of chiropractic and the first adjustment. “Harvey Lillard, a janitor, in the Ryan Block, where I had my office, had been so deaf for 17 years that he could not hear the racket of a wagon on the street or the ticking of a watch. I made an inquiry as to the cause of his deafness and was informed that when he was exerting himself in a cramped, stooping position, he felt something give way in his back and immediately became deaf. An examination showed a vertebra racked from its normal position. I reasoned that if that vertebra was replaced, the man’s hearing should be restored. With this object in view, a half‑hour’s talk persuaded Mr. Lillard to allow me to replace it. I racked it into position by using the spinous process as a lever and soon the man could hear as before. There was nothing ‘accidental’ about this, as it was accomplished with an object in view, and the result expected was obtained. There was nothing ‘crude’ about this adjustment; it was specific, so much so that no Chiropractor has equaled it.”

Chiropractic is so powerful, or rather the body’s ability to heal. When there is no interference it will work perfectly. Who do you know that suffers from pain, hearing loss, vision problems, organ dysfunction. Under the right care and right chiropractic technique, it can be life-changing. If you don’t know what your spine looks like get checked. Call Mercer Island Chiropractic today for a free consultation and exam. (206) 232-6653.

Natural Solutions for Attention Deficit

Natural Solutions for Attention Deficit


Every year, millions of children and adults are being diagnosed with attention deficit disorder. According to the CDC the annual societal ‘‘cost of illness’’ for ADHD is estimated to be between $36 and $52 billion, in 2005 dollars. It is estimated to be between $12,005 and $17,458 annually per individual.

Most doctors will prescribe drugs like Adderall in order to control the symptoms. But what if the problem wasn’t bad brain chemistry, but a toxicity or deficiency in specific nutrients?

Here are 3 easy and natural ways to maximize the focus and increase brain function in the ADHD child:

1. Add Omega 3′s – Most people know that Omega 3′s from fish oil can help people prevent heart disease. However, more and more research is showing that getting your Omega 3′s can actually improve brain function. Your brain cells are MADE from Omega 3 fats, and getting them back into your body has been shown to help with depression, anxiety, and even ADHD

2. Cut neurotoxic food additives and gluten – More research on nutrition and diet show that food additives and preservatives can negatively impact the brain. Watch out for any ingredients containing benzoate, artificial colors, and dyes.

3. Get MOVING- Many people know that exercise is great for your heart and muscles. However, movement is one of the most vital nutrients for brain health. Taking away recess and PE to control kids is the WRONG ANSWER. Those 30 minutes of physical activity are critical for brain balance! New research is starting to show that it stimulates the nervous system and brings balance to brain function.

This is ESPECIALLY important when it comes to MOVEMENT OF THE SPINE. The spine is loaded with nerves that send positive feedback signals to the brain. Remember, chiropractic isn’t about bones, muscles, or ligaments. It’s about the central nervous system which will ALWAYS work better with a structurally sound spine.

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What a healthy body can do!

What a healthy body can do!

Hey Dr. Jeff,

As promised, here is my Ninja Warrior submission video! You can take partial credit for keeping my body healthy enough to do this extreme activity!

Check it out: http://youtu.be/IUXwLsq-lDc

– Joe

Joe’s Crab Shack = Trans Fats

Joe’s Crab Shack = Trans Fats

April 17, 2014       By

      Jason Best has worked for Gourmet and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

“Eat at Joe’s,” the saying goes—but eat at your own risk? The nonprofit public health watchdog group Center for Science in the Public Interest is taking aim at Joe’s Crab Shack, that 130-restaurant casual dining chain that always seems to be desperately trying to project an air of beachside conviviality even as it typically sits as an island unto itself surrounded by a sea of asphalt across from your local shopping mall.

Inside Joe’s, it’s always a vacation, which may explain why the chain has apparently been so lax about following through on its 2007 promise to eliminate trans fat from its menu, according to CSPI. “Joe’s Crab Shack is a nutritional shipwreck of a restaurant chain, ruining expensive seafood with cheap, industrially produced trans fat designed to simulate butter,” the organization’s executive director, Michael F. Jacobson, said in a statement. (You’ve got to hand it to CSPI: They don’t pull their punches in their press releases.)

Indeed, the organization found that several pricey Joe’s Crab Shack menu items contained whopping amounts of trans fat, which has proved so dangerous in study after study that the FDA has finally proposed dropping it from its list of foods that are “generally recognized as safe.” The entrées are specifically cited by CSPI—Joe’s Pasta-laya, Crab Cake Dinner, and Redfish Pontchartrain, as well as Joe’s entire line of over-the-top Steam pots—each, contain as much trans fat as the American Heart Association recommends as the limit for an entire week. The KJ Steampot has a full 25 grams of trans fat.

True, all but the most naive restaurant-goers probably suspect that health benefits of seafood consumption aside, putting away an entire “Lobster Daddy Feast” is likely not all that good for you. Even on the menu the dish looks like more of a stomach-churning dare than it does a legitimate dinner option, like those outsize Texas steaks pictured at truck stops (“Eat it in less than an hour, and it’s free!”). But few might suspect that food that’s not been fried the bejeezus out of could contain such ridiculous levels of trans fat. As the CSPI press release points out, “With Steam pots selling for between $21.49 and $41.99, consumers might expect they’re getting real butter” to dunk their crab legs in—but the seafood extravaganza is served with an unsaturated fat knockoff.

Fast-food chains may garner much of the public ridicule for their contributions to America’s diet woes, which have led to elevated rates of heart disease and the current obesity epidemic. But it’s often casual dining restaurants like Joe’s Crab Shack that are serving up eye-popping amounts of calories, fat, and sodium. Last year, CSPI released its Xtreme Eating Awards, which generated widespread media coverage. It wasn’t McDonald’s and Taco Bell that were the most egregious offenders (though in a separate action, CSPI named Long John Silver’s Big Catch, with 33 grams of trans fat, as the “worst restaurant meal in America”; the chain has since eliminated trans fat from its menu). No, it was placed such as Chili’s, Maggiano’s Little Italy, and the Cheesecake Factory that were tipping the scales with things like a 3,000-calorie shrimp pasta entrée and a single slice of chocolate cake that packed as much saturated fat as eating 15 Ho Hos.

Given the most recent CSPI allegations, Joe’s Crab Shack may want to rethink the little shark icon it uses on its menu to denote popular menu items—it calls them “Killer Choices.”

How Does Chiropractic Care Enhance Your Immune System?

How Does Chiropractic Care Enhance Your Immune System?

How Does Chiropractic Care Enhance Your Immune System?

Since its inception, chiropractic has asserted that viruses and microbes don’t threaten us all equally and that a healthy immune system easily repels most invaders. The immune system protects us from the flu, as well as any other infectious disease, and strives to get us well again when we do fall ill. Our immune system, like every other system in the body, is coordinated and controlled by the nervous system. For example, nerve cell endings in the skin and white blood cells of the immune system are in intimate contact, and chemicals secreted by the nerves can shut down immune system cells nearby.

Chiropractic corrects spinal abnormalities called vertebral subluxations that result in interference of the nervous system by placing pressure on nerves. Since the nervous system controls all functions of the body, including the immune system, chiropractic care can have a positive effect on immune function.

During an immune response, the brain and the immune system ‘talk to each other’ and this process is essential for maintaining homeostasis or balance in the body. If the Nervous System is not functioning properly, then the Immune System cannot function at 100%, thus the body becomes fertile ground for bacteria, viruses and illness

Children who have regular Chiropractic adjustments have fewer colds, ear infections and flu. “People who receive regular chiropractic adjustments have immune system competency that is 200% greater than those who don’t.” (Dr. Ron Pero. New York Preventative Medicine Institute and Environmental Health at NYU)

Even though you are not sick, your body may be acquiring misalignments of the spine (subluxations) that are interfering with your nervous system and thus your immune system. Regular chiropractic check-ups can help you to maintain a healthy immune system and stave off illnesses or allergies. A chiropractic adjustment will restore the balance of your nervous system and restore the flow of energy and information throughout the body, thus validating one of the great benefits of chiropractic care!