Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Post To Myself:

This is an email to me from a Chiropractic Friend: I post it as a motivation to myself to practice what I preach....

E-mail message this week .. Think About This For 2010

This past Sunday, I attended the funeral of a friend. She died after six months of cervical cancer that did not respond to traditional and alternative treatments. She was a happy soul, full of smiles for her family including three grandkids. As I stood with others at the gravesite, my emotions began to rise with each eulogy and picturing the gatherings we attended together. Life is too short and too bitter at times.

She was the last I would have thought to be stricken and taken away prematurely. I imagine many of you reading this have similar tales and sorrows and for that I am sorry. I write this two days before the New Year as a reminder that there is much work left for us to do both personally and professionally and is the perfect time to resolve them seriously and get our acts together.

Doctors, we need you, I need you. Look in the mirror and what do you see? Are you overweight, possibly physically fragile and challenged because you neglect yourself? Has your previous meals been tasty but void of nourishment, full of enhancements and noxious chemistry? Is your time spent stressed to perfection or depletion? You get my drift, this year the typical resolutions of losing weight, reading more books, taking extended vacations, exercising more should take a greater prominence because we are all marked toward extinction. The how and when to some degree you may control. You are worthless as a healer, a teacher and role model if you are unable to sustain a working day. You are reducing your self worth if you deny yourself the pleasures of health and look back at what coulda and shoulda been. Doctor, so many people beyond your family depend on you and no one more that we, your colleagues, your patients and staff.

Besides your personal challenges, you have professional obligations. How many people in your community can you literally save and how many have you yet to meet. This is not a stretch as timely reminders of health and wellness can turn a sickness and disease process into health and wellness. Once you have an opportunity to meet them at work, their social gatherings or sports venues you have an opportunity to share. If they take the proactive step to visit your office and be evaluated you have a greater opportunity to review and discuss and if they become a patient and refer their family and friends your impact can be quite profound. Add rehab exercises, adjusted daily living advice and working with them ergonomically you did save a life or add more quality to their existence.

These are no mere words. I recommend you attend a community funeral and see and hear those left behind. From physio to sociological the body will perform both at ease and in better harmony with less neurological and physical stress. This we should not debate. Friends, this is our department and where I’d like to leave my final thoughts with you in 2009. Get ready for the storm of success by gearing up with the tools that will get you there. A strong and committed staff, a well worked promotional department and patients understanding the real healthcare crisis, that is a lack of health care. We are in the forefront and the battleground and it starts right in your office and down th street in your community. Spread the message and make a difference.

Make 2010 Profound and Prosperous. We depend on you, they do too.

Have a Great Day

Dr. M


Happy New You!

Hope you had a great Christmas & are ready for a new year! This time of year We get lot's of questions regarding Acupuncture for smoking, weight loss & other addictions.

It is a great procedure to help ease cravings and helps to decrease the stress & tension associated with coming off any habit forming substance. It will not miraculously cure you. Without effort on your part it will actually be useless.

We screen our clients carefully, any person with drug or alcohol addictions must be receiving standard medical counseling & receive a referral from that provider, this is not a law but a requirement of our office.

We utilize Auriculotherapy, Ear acupuncture points stimulated electronically (no needles) We also advise on proper nutrition to balance & relax the nervous system most notably amino acids.

I have attached information regarding Auriculotherapy.

Please understand: We do not treat addictions! We offer a complimentary program to standard medical care & balance and Relax the nervous system.

We would be happy to answer any questions You may Have! Here is to A great New You!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Stress-Reducing and Energy for the Holidays…

Stress-Reducing and Energy for the Holidays…
Or… Anytime…

The Holiday season brings with it the cool, crisp weather, fun and enjoyable festivities, as well as additional stresses from weather changes and shopping, preparing meals for guests, etc…
If you’re already feeling the Holiday Stresses, this can lead to fatigue, and greater risk to colds and flu, putting a damper on what should normally be an enjoyable, fun-filled family time.

So, with the ‘flurry” of activities happening during these holiday months, how do we calm that stressed-out feeling, while improving our energy, and reducing our risk to illness ? Here are some suggestions to help you deal with the stress, improve your energy, and hopefully increase your enjoyment of this wonderful season…
Ask your natural healthcare practitioner which of these would be best for you !

Stress-Reducing and Calming Formulas :
Try one or more of these to help with the day-to-day stress naturally.
Min-Tran : A mild natural calmative balance of soothing minerals…
Take 4 tablets/meal to help calm.

Min-Chex : A balance of calming minerals and glandular extract to provide a stronger level of calming and may help with mild depression…

Take 1 capsule ½ hour prior to meals and one at bedtime if needed.
Orchex : The strongest formula used for hyper-irritability, insomnia and mild depression.
Take 3 to up to 9 capsules/day

Valerian Complex : Herbal natural calming formula for anxiety, insomnia, and nervous tension. This formula works best if taken consistently for 1 – 2 weeks so that it builds up in the system.

Take 1 tablet 2 – 3 X/day and/or 2 – 3 tablets 1 hour before sleep
Nevaton : Herbal natural calming, for anxiety, mood-swings, and mild to moderate depression relief.
Take 2 tablets 3 X/day for 2 – 4 weeks, then lower dose as it builds up support in the system.

Energy and Stamina Formulas :
Try one or more of these formulas to help improve energy, and stamina to keep going !
Rhodiola/Ginseng Complex : Herbal adaptogenic formula to promote vitality, stamina, enhanced mental clarity, and feelings of general well-being… Works well with Drenamin.
Take 1 tablet 2 – 4 X/day (Caution : Discontinue in acute illness and fever, or if hypertensive)

Drenamin : Natural glandular support for energy by assisting the adrenals
Take 3 tablets AM and Noon as needed for energy (Caution : Don’t use if LOW blood pressure)

Eleuthro : Herbal adaptogenic formula to help maintain stamina, and aerobic performance.
1 tablet 2 – 3 X/day (Caution : Discontinue in acute illness and fever) Works well with Drenamin.

Withania Complex : Herbal formula that helps with anxiety and fatigue ! Works well with Drenamin.
Take 1 tablet 2 – 3 X/day (Caution : Don’t use if hypertensive or acute illness and fever)

Reducing your risk to Colds & Flu :
Use one or both of these terrific preventive formulas through the whole Cold & Flu Season !

Immuplex : Combination of key immune-supporting nutrients and glandular support for immune tissues.
Take 1 capsule 3X/day (Caution : Contains iron. Use sparingly in children under the age of 6 !)

Echinacea Premium : The king of prevention herbs !
Take 1 tablet/day for children 5 – 12, 2 tablets/day for adults and children 12 and up.
(Caution : Don’t use if allergic to the daisy family)

Keep these on your shelf to use IMMEDIATELY in acute cold or flu !
Congaplex Breaks up congestion and works very well alone, or synergistically with Andrographis Complex to help stimulate the immune system.
Take 3 capsules 3 – 4X/day adults
Chewable Congaplex 1 – 2 tablets 3X/day for children Take for 7 – 14 days.

Andrographis Complex This is one of the most powerful herbal formulas for acute infections and colds/flu’s. This should be kept on the shelf and taken immediately at the onset of the infection to increase effectiveness and speed up recovery. (Caution : don’t take if allergic to daisy family or if pregnant)
Take 1 tablet 2 –3X/day for children 2 tablets 2 – 3X/day for adults Take for 7 – 14 days

MediHerb Herbal Throat Spray This is a great product to help soothe scratchy or sore throats. It is pleasant tasting, and is also useful for strained vocal cords. Also helps restore mucous membranes in the throat, promotes oral health and supports the immune system.
4-sprays into the mouth/throat every 1 –2 hours

For other symptoms or conditions, consult with your healthcare practitioner. Or, if you have a sustained high fever over 24 hours, consult your physician.

Courtesy of Standard Process.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Toy Lift 2009!

Our 6th annual Toy lift 2009 is history and I am pleasantly shocked by the outcome. In a year of doom and Gloom the residents of Fluvanna pulled together to provide at need children a wonderful holiday season! Locally we collected in one day over 500 New toys & bikes and $2305 in cash! This has far surpassed previous totals. many were $5.00 , $10.00 donations and several large ones. All of these donations are pooled together with Charlottesville and local school districts go shopping for children at need. According to Toy Lift over 3000 children will have a brighter Holiday because of the generosity of many of you! Preliminary results for Charlottesville is over 11,000 toys & 4000 books collected.

I could never pull this off by myself and the cast of characters & contributions is large. Special thanks to Comcast Cable, Central Va Electric Co-op, Marisella's Restaurant & Armstrong Landscaping for transferring Toys to Charlottesville, Miss Fluvanna, Kraft appliances & Columbia School for their Collection efforts & Tom Powell for his continued support and dedication to Toy Lift Foundation.

Special Thanks to: My Family & Friends: My wife Denise always... Nicholas Lauterbach, Sister-n-law and Chief Elf Cynthia Crespo , Macky our newest addition, Paddy & Doreen O'rourke (you know why) Lisa Smith, Steve & Sue Brownell, Pop (Victor Crespo) and my always there for me friends Betty & Mike Witt.

We are truly Blessed to live in such a wonderful community such As Palmyra, times are tough but giving does something for the soul. My prayer is for all of us to remember the greatest gift we have is the ability to help others...Have a wonderful Holiday & Merry Christmas!

With Love,

The Lauterbach Family.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Toy Lift 2009!

Lauterbach Chiropractic in conjunction with C-villes Toy Lift Foundation is sponsoring the sixth annual Live Toy Lift this Friday from 10 am until 7pm. Located In front of our office near Food Lion. This year's event We will be serving 3,468 area children this year! Join Santa and the famous (aging) Dancing elves! Bring your camera for Santa Pics. Hot cocoa & cookies provided.

Some of the most requested toys are: bikes, dolls & Barbies, cars &
trucks, remote control vehicles, board games, stuffed animals and arts
and crafts. Also, we always need items for middle school aged children
(jewelry, electronics, music, and sports equipment) Popular characters
this year are: Bakugan, Dora the Explorer, Hannah Montana, Moxie
Girls, Spiderman, Transformers & WWE Wrestlers

Thanks so much for your continued support. We will see you Friday. And

Monday, October 12, 2009

Emergency Post H1N1

Please note I write this a parent and what I have chosen for my family and suggestion or recommendations should be thoroughly researched.

Many of us parents in Fluvanna are being asked to sign a form to have the H1N1 Shot given at school. There have been many question and concerns regarding this and I think it is good for us as parents to question the safety and efficacy of what we do for our kids.

Personally I have chosen not to have my children immunized, This after many months of research and information that I have reviewed.

I have stated on my Facebook page at Lauterbach Chiropractic and blog for many months about how prevention is the key to staying healthy.

Children should be getting proper rest, avoiding sugar, washing hands and most importantly if you child is sick do not let them go to school and do not let them go back to early as they will be prone to secondary infections.

I have done a lot of research on Vitamin D: the recommended dosage for children is only 400 units, My children take 1500 - 2000 day, especially now. You can google Vitamin D council for more info.

Vitamin c, zinc, echinachea (root) are all good and you should invest in good quality brands with little or no sugar added. If a child has signs of the Flu natural elderberry has been shown to be more effective than Tamiflu.

It is tragic when children die, most anyone that has died from H1N1 has had some type of immuno-compromising disease such as: cerebral palsy, MS, etc.

In a recent interview with Dr. Oz (you can google that to) it was on CNN. Dr. Oz went on to say that he had to get the shot because of mandates from his Job, but his wife and children would not be getting it.... I think that speaks volumes!

Also check out for more info.

I don't think I am afraid of the Immunization as much as I am afraid of the hysteria surrounding it. After 18 years surrounded by natural health care, I have a deep conviction that a weakened immune systems gets people sick...

Lastly I struggle with these decisions just as much as most parents do. I do believe that proper nutrition, rest, and yes chiropractic adjustments are your best defense against weakened immunity.

Again do your research and make the best choice you feel comfortable with!

God Bless...

P.s. This is for informational purposes only I am not your Dr.

Friday, October 9, 2009

COLD & FLU SEASON - Time to Prepare!

Cold and Flu Season Survival
Revision C

Preparation is the KEY…

Even though the weather is still warm, you can feel that fall is in the air and winter, not too far behind. Now is the time to prepare your body… your immune system for the temperature variations and stresses of the fall and winter months. Our hurried, stressful lives don’t often allow time for proper eating habits and proper rest. The job, home and family related stresses, coupled with colder temperatures have a taxing effect on an already compromised immune system. We are insidiously more vulnerable to the nasty cold or flu bugs that pervade this season. Many of us will wait… We won’t do anything until we get sick. Some of us who are sick will still push ourselves until we get secondary infections (upper respiratory, sinus…) from the initial cold or flu virus that started it all. Then, it’s a trip to the doctor… antibiotics…etc…

Start now ! It’s now time to get started on strengthening your immune system and reduce your risk of the initial colds, flu’s and secondary infections from a run-down immune system. There are some key natural substances and herbals that can quickly improve immune function. And… if you do contract a cold or flu, there are some key nutrients you can add to speed up your recovery, and reduce your risk of secondary infection. Remember to keep these on hand at home in your Natural Medicine Cabinet, especially during the cold and flu season !

Immune System Building/Illness Prevention Program :

Catalyn Multi Vitamin
This is basis for providing the building blocks of immune and general health. 1 tablet 2 – 3X/day for children 2 tablets 2 – 3X/day adults Use long-term.

Immuplex Immune System Support This is used to help build all aspects of the immune system. 2 capsules 3X/day for 30 days. Then use at first sign of cold/flu or illness.

Echinacea Premium
This is one of the most important herbs for promoting immune health and response to infection. Echinacea can be taken all year long for those of us who seem to get sick frequently or easily, or it can be taken throughout the cold/flu season for those of us who are normally healthy. 1 tablet/day for children 2 tablets/day for adults (Caution : don’t take if allergic to daisy family or if pregnant)

Astragalus Complex This is a great product for those who have chronic immune system depletion, which can often happen in the elderly or chronically ill. 1 tablet 3X/day for adults
Note : Discontinue during acute infection or fever. (Caution : don’t use if allergic to daisy family) This product may be used long-term.

Keep products listed below at home so you can use them immediately !
*Acute Infections, Colds/Flu :
Andrographis Complex This is one of the most powerful herbal formulas for acute infections and colds/flu’s. This should be kept on the shelf and taken immediately at the onset of the infection to increase effectiveness and speed up recovery. (Caution : don’t take if allergic to daisy family or if pregnant)
1 tablet 2 –3X/day for children 2 tablets 2 – 3X/day for adults Take for 7 – 14 days.

Breaks up congestion and works very well alone, or synergistically with Andrographis Complex to help stimulate the immune system. 3 capsules 3 – 4X/day adults
*Chewable Congaplex 1 – 2 tablets 3X/day for children Take for 7 – 14 days.

*Thymex This product works very well alone, or synergistically with Andrographis Complex to help stimulate the immune system. It should be taken immediately alone or with Andrographis Complex at the onset of infection to increase effectiveness and speed up recovery.
1- 2 tablets with each meal. Take for 7 – 14 days.

Sore, or Scratchy Throat :
Usually a sign of a cold or flu coming on or an infection.
MediHerb Herbal Throat Spray This is a great product to help soothe scratchy or sore throats. It is pleasant tasting, and is also useful for strained vocal cords. Also helps restore mucous membranes in the throat, promotes oral health and supports the immune system.
4-sprays into the mouth/throat every 1 –2 hours…

*Upper Respiratory Congestion :

*Congaplex Helps break up congestion. 3 capsules 3 – 4X/day adults
*Chewable Congaplex 1 –3 tablets 3X/day for children Take for 7 – 14 days.

*Broncafect Tablets Helps with acute bronchitis or flu with cough
2 tablets 3 – 4X/day adults
(Caution : don’t use in high blood pressure, water retention, low potassium, allergy to daisy family or pregnancy) Take for 7 – 14 days.

*Sinus Infections :

In addition to Andrographis Complex…
Golden Seal 1 tablet 3 – 4X/day adults (Caution : don’t use in high blood pressure or pregnancy) Take for 7 – 14 days or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.

*For other symptoms or conditions, consult with your healthcare practitioner. Or, if you have a sustained high fever over 24 hours, consult your physician.

*The dietary supplement products mentioned in this document are not intended to "diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease," because only a drug can legally make such a claim.

Courtesy Of Standard Process.

Dr. Lauterbach

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Swine Flu And Vit D!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 2:28:04 PM
"John Cannell, M.D."
Add to Contacts
September 17, 2009

I’m writing to alert readers to a crucial email from a physician who has evidence vitamin D is protective against H1N1 and to ask you, the reader, to contact your representatives in Washington to help protect Americans, especially children, from H1N1 before winter comes.

Dear Dr. Cannell:

Your recent newsletters and video about Swine flu (H1N1) prompted me to convey our recent experience with an H1N1 outbreak at Central Wisconsin Center (CWC). Unfortunately, the state epidemiologist was not interested in studying it further so I pass it on to you since I think it is noteworthy.

CWC is a long-term care facility for people with developmental disabilities, home for approx. 275 people with approx. 800 staff. Serum 25-OHD has been monitored in virtually all residents for several years and patients supplemented with vitamin D.

In June, 2009, at the time of the well-publicized Wisconsin spike in H1N1 cases, two residents developed influenza-like illness (ILI) and had positive tests for H1N1: one was a long-term resident; the other, a child, was transferred to us with what was later proven to be H1N1.

On the other hand, 60 staff members developed ILI or were documented to have H1N1: of 17 tested for ILI, eight were positive. An additional 43 staff members called in sick with ILI. (Approx. 11-12 staff developed ILI after working on the unit where the child was given care, several of whom had positive H1N1 tests.)

So, it is rather remarkable that only two residents of 275 developed ILI, one of which did not develop it here, while 103 of 800 staff members had ILI. It appears that the spread of H1N1 was not from staff-to-resident but from resident-to-staff (most obvious in the imported case) and between staff, implying that staff were susceptible and our residents protected.


Norris Glick, MD
Central Wisconsin Center
Madison, WI

Dear Dr. Glick:

This is the first hard data that I am aware of concerning H1N1 and vitamin D. It appears vitamin D is incredibly protective against H1N1. Dr. Carlos Carmago at Mass General ran the numbers in an email to me. Even if one excludes 43 staff members who called in sick with influenza, 0.73% of residents were affected, as compared to 7.5% of staff. This 10-fold difference was statistically significant (P<0.001). That is, the chance that this was a chance occurrence is one less than one in a thousand.

Second, if you read my last newsletter, you will see that children with neurological impairments, like the patients at your hospital, have accounted for 2/3 of the childhood deaths for H1N1 so far in the USA. That is, the CDC knows, because they reported it, that patients with neurological impairments are more likely to die from H1N1.

The problem is that I cannot get anyone in authority at the CDC or the NIH to listen. I need readers to email or call their senators and congresspersons in Washington.

Ask your senator or congressperson to contact the CDC and NIH to complain about CDC and NIH inaction on Vitamin D and H1N1. Also, ask your senators and representative to demand congressional hearings on Vitamin D and H1N1, before it is too late. Here is the link below, just click it and follow instructions to contact your own represenatives.

John Cannell, MD
Vitamin D Council
585 Leff Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93422

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Allergy Season Survival

Preparation is the Key:

The allergy season is here, and it’s time to begin preparation for the onslaught of airborne allergens of many types. Many people are affected by these microscopic allergens, from mild to severe in their reactions. In some folks, these allergies lead to sinus or upper respiratory infections. Minimizing the effects of these allergens on your health will help minimize your chances of secondary infections. Here are some things you can do to minimize your exposure to these allergens.

- Keep you car’s ventilation system on re-circulate. This will prevent some of the pollen from entering the vehicle. Some cars have a pollen filter. Make sure you change it before and after each pollen season.
- Change your in-home furnace filters to the HEPA type. Also clean and/or change them often during the pollen season.
- Purchase a HEPA filter, and let it run continuously during the pollen season.

While the steps mentioned above can really help, it’s difficult to remove yourself from all allergen sources. This is where targeted whole-food nutritional supplements and herbal formulas can help reduce your body’s response to the allergens.

Targeted Products: (See suggested dosing chart for herbal preparations.)

Listed below are the key products to stock in your natural medicine cabinet for allergies. You should acquire these before the season starts to get a jump on them the moment you feel allergies kick in. These products may be used alone or in combination.

Allerplex: Sometimes the only product that is necessary for mild allergy reactions. Take 2 capsules 2 to 4 times a day; ¼, - ½ doses for children. Works well for young children and adolescents.

Albizia Complex: This herbal formula helps lower mast cell histamine release. It can be used for moderate to severe allergies. It reduces allergy symptoms quite well. Take 1 to 2 tablets 2 to 3 times a day; ¼ to ½ doses for children.

Boswellia Complex: This herbal anti-inflammatory formula works synergistically with Albizia Complex for moderate to severe allergies. It helps reduce inflammation. Take 2 tablets 3 times a day for 7 to 10 days; then reduce the dosage as symptoms diminish.

Antronex: This beef liver extract helps in removing excess histamine from the blood stream.
Take 1 tablet 4 to 6 times a day; ¼ to ½ doses for children.

Chewable Congaplex: This formula will help break up congestion caused by excess mucous excretions. Great for use with children!

Euphrasia Complex:
This herbal formula helps reduce mucous formation and the runny nose and watery eyes of allergies. Take 1 tablet 2 to 4 times a day; ¼ to ½ doses for children.

Thymex: This is a terrific addition to Albizia Complex for reducing the allergic response. The thymus gland Cytosol formula helps balance the immune response. It helps to improve immuno-suppression which is depressed in moderately to severely allergic individuals.
Take 2 tablets 3 times a day with meals. It is most-effective when started a few weeks PRIOR to allergy season as well as Albizia /Complex.

Complications from allergies:

Sometimes seasonal allergies may result in other respiratory complications. Sinusitis and bronchitis may result from opportunistic bacteria present in the sinus and bronchial areas. There are a number of natural substances that can help eliminate sinusitis and bronchitis, if they’re caught in time. Also, many times, allergies will trigger an asthma attack.


PulmaCo: This synergistic formula will help alleviate allergy related asthma. It has herbs that act as decongestants, antibacterial action, and will provide relief from bronchial spasms that cause wheezing and shortness of breath. Note: Do not use in place of broncho-dilators!
Take 1 tablet 3 times a day; ¼ to ½ doses for children.

Acute Bronchitis:

Andrographis Complex: This synergistic formula will help strengthen the immune system and has potent antibacterial action.
Take 1 to 2 tablets 3 to 4 times a day; ¼ to ½ doses for children.

Broncafect Tablets: This formula helps with acute bronchitis or flu with cough.
Take 2 tablets 3 to 4 times a day for adults. Take for 7 to 14 days. (Caution: Do not use if high blood pressure, water retention, low potassium, allergy to the daisy family, or pregnancy is present.)

Fen-Gre: This formula helps break up thick mucous and congestion and gets it moving.
Take 2 capsules 3 to 4 times a day; ½ doses for children.

Golden Seal 500mg: This is one of the best herbs for restoration of the mucous membranes in the sinus, respiratory, and GI tract. It also has potent antimicrobial action. Take 1 tablet 2 to 3 times a day; ¼ to ½ doses for children.


Fen-Gre: This formula helps break up mucous and congestion and gets it moving. Take 2 capsules 3 to 4 times a day; ½ doses for children.

Andrographis Complex: This synergistic formula will help strengthen the immune system and has potent antibacterial action. Take 1 to 2 tablets 3 to 4 times a day; ¼ to ½ doses for children.

Golden Seal 500mg:
This is one of the best herbs for restoration of the mucous membranes in the sinus, upper respiratory and GI tract. It also has potent antimicrobial action. Take 1 tablet 2 to 3 times a day; ¼ to ½ doses for children.

Nasal Irrigation:
This is an excellent way to help restore the sinus passages and mucous membranes. It works very well in both acute and chronic sinusitis. (Caution: Do not use if allergic to any of the listed herbs.
½ cup of warm water;
½ tsp. sea salt;
1 ml. Albizia 1:2;
1 ml. Eyebright 1:2;
1 ml. Golden Seal 1:3.

Place this solution into a Neti Pot or clean sterile container. Irrigate the sinuses 2 to 3 times a day with the solution using the Neti Pot or a large dropper. Make the solution fresh each day. This will help minimize the effects of allergies in the nasal and sinus passages…

Other Important Considerations:

Sometimes, food sensitivities and allergies will compound airborne allergy reactions, making them worse. This entire group of allergens keeps the body in a systemic, elevated immune state, which can exaggerate airborne allergy symptoms. If you seem to have allergies all year-round, you may want to consider eliminating common allergenic foods such as wheat/gluten, dairy, eggs, and soy from your diet for a few weeks to see if your over-all allergy symptoms diminish. If they seem to, you may be experiencing additional allergy symptoms from food sensitivities. See your healthcare practitioner for more information.

Detoxification and Cleansing:

Now, take your health to the next level. Do the Standard Process Purification and Cleansing Program. This program will help improve the body’s ability to detoxify and may lower your response to seasonal allergens. For more information on the Purification Program, contact your healthcare practitioner.

Courtesy Standard Process.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Straight Talk About Health Care

Straight Talk About Health Care

Lifestyle Enhancements
Chiropractic care provides the foundation for good health. In addition, we need to incorporate healthy behaviors in our daily lifestyle, including exercise and balanced nutrition.

Everyone knows that exercise and nutrition are key to ongoing health, but very few people actually take action. Less than 20% of American adults do 30 minutes of exercise four or five times each week. An astounding 65% of Americans are overweight or obese. The results of these unhealthy behaviors are epidemics of diabetes and heart disease.

The good news is people can begin a healthy lifestyle, right now, today, right where they are. But the choice has to come from within. No one is going to do anything because they're told to or because they think they "have to". Health is a choice.

When a person chooses to be healthy, very good things begin to happen in all areas of her life.
In 2009 there's been lots of conversation about health care, both at the federal and state levels.1-3 Not all the talk has been friendly. Those favoring broad reforms describe serious problems in the health care "system". Those opposing change have spread rumors about impending "socialized medicine". Whatever the outcome, chiropractic health care continues to address many of the real shortcomings of the current health care situation in the United States.

First and foremost, chiropractic care focuses on the patient. So much of health care is focused on the profit-taking bottom line. Necessary services are denied coverage and unnecessary services are prescribed, all to further some faceless organization's return on investment. Chiropractic care has one goal in mind - to help the patient be healthy and get well in the fastest amount of time possible. Other forms of health care talk but chiropractic walks the walk. Chiropractic health care is truly patient-centered.

Chiropractic care is personalized. A patient in a chiropractor's office feels like part of the family. Chiropractors make the time to talk with their patients, asking the right questions and addressing their concerns. Chiropractic patients don't feel rushed. They don't feel as if their doctor's main priority is getting through this patient visit and moving on to the next. Chiropractic patients have the experience their doctor is very interested in their well-being and has designed treatment that will specifically address their specific problems. Chiropractic care is not a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approach to health care.

The majority of the health care system is notoriously fragmented. Patients are bounced from one specialist to another, as various doctors attempt to diagnose a small part of a complex problem. In contrast, chiropractic care is holistic, addressing many of the health requirements of the whole person. Chiropractic treatment restores balances to the nervous system and musculoskeletal system, addressing multiple problems at once. Also, many chiropractors design rehabilitative exercise protocols and nutritional programs for their patients, as well as provide postural recommendations and stress management techniques.

And, chiropractic care is available to the entire family - toddlers, young people, parents, and grandparents. Chiropractic treatment is safe and gentle, and highly effective for a broad range of conditions. Whether an 80-year-old grandmother has osteoporosis-related lower back pain or an 8-year-old softball player has an injured knee, chiropractic care has good solutions for both.

Chiropractic directly addresses many problems in today's health care system. Chiropractic is a results-driven, cost-effective method focused on holistic health care. Chiropractic care is an integrated system that effectively promotes a family's wellness and well-being.

1Relman A: The Health Reform We Need and Are Not Getting. The New York Review of Books, July 2, 2009
2Stolberg SG: Obama to Forge a Greater Role on Health Care. The New York Times, June 6, 2009
3Porter ME: A Strategy for Health Care Reform. Toward a Value-Based System. N Engl J Med 360(24):2610, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) affects an estimated 2 percent of the population. Conventional therapies are limited in the success of treating this complex and unexplained condition. Current treatment is largely comprised of prescribing different medications for the varying symptoms in a trial and error approach. Research shows that as many as 90 percent of people with fibromyalgia have turned to complimentary and alternative medicine to manage their symptoms. Acupuncture, in particular, has become a popular treatment choice and has shown to be an effective treatment for FMS.

What is Fibromyalgia Syndrome?

Fibromyalgia is a medically unexplained syndrome characterized by chronic widespread pain, a heightened and painful response to pressure, insomnia, fatigue, and depression. While not all affected persons experience all associated symptoms, the following symptoms commonly occur together:

• chronic pain
• debilitating fatigue
• difficulty sleeping
• anxiety and depression
• joint stiffness
• chronic headaches and jaw pain
• difficulty swallowing
• dryness in mouth, nose, and eyes
• hypersensitivity to odors, bright lights, and loud noises
• inability to concentrate (called "fibro fog")
• incontinence
• irritable bowel syndrome
• numbness or tingling in the fingers and feet
• painful menstrual cramps
• poor circulation in hands and feet (called Raynaud's phenomenon)
• restless legs syndrome

Fibromyalgia is diagnosed when there is a history of widespread pain in all four quadrants of the body for a minimum duration of three months and pain when pressure is applied to at least 11 of 18 designated tender points on the body. This condition does not result in any physical damage to the body or its tissues and there are no laboratory tests which can confirm this diagnosis.

Symptoms often begin after a physical or emotional trauma, but in many cases there appears to be no triggering event. Women are more prone to develop the disorder than are men, and the risk of fibromyalgia increases with age.

From an Eastern Perspective

The Oriental medicine theory of pain is expressed in this famous Chinese saying: "Bu tong ze tong, tong ze bu tong" which means "free flow: no pain, no free flow: pain."

Pain is seen as a disruption of the flow of Qi within the body. The disruption of Qi that results in fibromyalgia is usually associated with disharmonies of the Liver, Spleen, Kidney and Heart Systems.

The Acupuncture Treatment

Oriental Medicine does not recognize fibromyalgia as one particular disease pattern. Instead, it aims to treat the specific symptoms that are unique to each individual depending on their constitution, emotional state, intensity and location of their pain, digestive health, sleeping patterns and an array of other signs and symptoms. Therefore, if 10 people are treated with Oriental medicine for fibromyalgia, each of these 10 people will receive a unique, customized treatment with different acupuncture points, different herbs and different lifestyle and dietary recommendations.

Because the symptoms of fibromyalgia are highly variable form one person to another, a wide array of traditional and alternative treatments has been shown to be the most effective way of treating this difficult syndrome. A treatment program may include a combination of psychological or behavioral therapies, medications, exercise, acupuncture, herbal medicine and bodywork.

If you have fibromyalgia, acupuncture and Oriental medicine may be what you’ve been looking for to ease your symptoms and reclaim your health and vitality. Please call for a consultation today.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Latest Gadget!

How many of us have gotten the latest and greatest gadget, cell phone, I-phone etc. My wife was given Razor when they were popular. Great phone but the battery life was horrible...

Same thing with my laptop, great computer but if the battery is dead guess what happens when I forget the plug? I have a great piece of equipment & technology that is absolutely useless without the power source behind it!

How frustrating it is to know I have e-mails to check, documents to print and lets not forget checking my Facebook Friends and Twitter updates!

The same is true for your body. I have been a Chiropractor for over 18 years and yes we are back pain Doctors by default. We actually are nervous system specialists, we treat the body through the spine, which is the power source of all existence!

Every breath you take and every move you make (love that song) happens because of your nervous system. Fortunately, most of it automatic (Autonomic Nervous System.) like breathing, heart beat, digestion etc. I know God knew better not to put us in charge of all that!

It is so important that the nervous system is encased with bone, your skeleton, skull and spine. Problems arise early on with multiple stresses, chemical, physical and emotional stress takes its toll as does the aging process itself.

So whats my point: If you only visit a chiropractor for Pain relief that's great, however your missing the point. Chiropractic is a prevention & wellness approach if used correctly how often you get treated is up to you and your chiropractor but think of it as a part of your healthy lifestyle, in my opinion the most important part.

You can swallow all the vitamins you want, eat all the healthy food you desire, exercise everyday and get your muscles massaged until you say ahhhhhhhh, if your Nervous system is not functioning at peak performance (and it is not) then you are really just existing and not thriving...

We have computerized non-invasive equipment to asses your nervous system. We also asses your posture and show you its relationship to deteriorating health and yes back and neck pain!

Have a great day and remember it's not how you look on the outside but how you function on the inside. There is no magic pill, injection or surgical procedure that can improve your function like natural Chiropractic care can!

Dr. Lauterbach.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Things Not To Tell Your Chiropractor!

If your a new patient, please don't tell us your going out of the country Tomorrow and would like a quick "Crack" before you Go....

I don't need an exam, I know exactly whats wrong with me....

My boyfriend usually cracks my that okay?

My Lake Monticello Friends: I don't understand why I am not progressing, It's my second visit, I have had this for 32 Years! ( I forgot to tell you the 15 yards of mulch I spread yesterday!)

My Husband can't get of bed.... (Bringing him in the car to my office in excruciating pain is not gonna help) shhhhhhh.

I don't understand after 3o years of working and sitting at a desk, I retire and my back is killing me (You Think Golfing everyday has something to do with it?)

The last chiropractor I went to fixed me in one visit, when was that? 25 years ago!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Greater omega-3 fatty acid intake associated with decreased risk of advanced prostate cancer

March 24, 2009

Greater omega-3 fatty acid intake associated with decreased risk of advanced prostate cancer

In an article published online on March 24, 2009 in the American Association for Cancer Research journal Clinical Cancer Research, scientists from the University of California, San Francisco report a protective effect of long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids against advanced prostate cancer risk.

Professor of epidemiology and biostatistics John S. Witte, PhD and his associates compared 466 men with aggressive prostate cancer to 478 healthy men matched for age and ethnicity. Dietary questionnaire responses were evaluated for omega-3 fatty acid intake, and blood samples were analyzed for nine variants in the gene that controls cylooxygenase-2 (COX-2), an enzyme involved in fatty acid metabolism, inflammation and cell proliferation. Earlier research has demonstrated decreased expression of COX-2 among animals fed high omega-3 fatty acid-containing diets, as compared to high omega-6 diets.

Advanced prostate cancer risk declined with increasing omega-3 fatty acid intake. Men whose intake of omega-3 fatty acids was among the top 25 percent of participants had a 63 percent lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer compared with those whose intake was in the lowest fourth. This association was stronger among men with a particular modification of the gene that controls COX-2 expression, resulting in an over five times greater risk of advanced prostate cancer in men with this variant who reported a low intake of omega-3 fatty acids. "Previous research has shown protection against prostate cancer, but this is one of the first studies to show protection against advanced prostate cancer and interaction with COX-2," Dr Witte stated. "The COX-2 increased risk of disease was essentially reversed by increasing omega-3 fatty acid intake by a half a gram per day."

"If you want to think of the overall inverse association in terms of fish, where omega-3 fatty acids are commonly derived, the strongest effect was seen from eating dark fish such as salmon one or more times per week," he added.

"Our study provides additional support for the role of inflammation in prostate cancer susceptibility and progression," the authors conclude. "More clinical and biological studies are needed to decipher how dietary long chain omega-3 and other factors involved with inflammation such as COX-2 genotypes affect aggressive prostate cancer