Friday, April 2, 2010

Allergy Season Tips...

Allergy Season Survival
Revision H
Courtesy of Standard Process

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.

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

Moderate-Severe Allergies :
Albizia Complex: This herbal formula helps lower mast cell histamine release. It reduces allergy symptoms quite well. Take 1 to 2 tablets 2 to 3 times a day; ¼ to ½ doses for children.
Thymex: This 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 1 - 2 tablets 3 times a day with meals.
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.
Additional Support : (Helps reduce inflammation and congestion…)
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.
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.

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. This is also great during the allergy season!!!
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.

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.

*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.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Help Wanted

Part time; Front Desk Position/Palmyra Chiropractor
We are seeking an OUTGOING sincere pleasant personality to be the first contact with our practice members. We can train you on some aspects but we you can not fake sincerity and the desire to truly interact with people while also performing the daily tasks required to operate all aspects of a medical office. Computer experience a must, self starter and finisher ATTENTION TO DETAIL, multi-tasker, Organizational skills a must. You will be trained in medical billing and day to day operations. Responsibilities include. Greeting patients, preparing room for Dr. Making Appointments, collecting money, laundry, cleaning office and many more. This is a long term opportunity.

The Hrs are currently: M-W-Th- 12:45 pm to 6:15pm Saturday 8:45am -11:30 am . Starting Salary is -$10.00 hr.

Please do not apply if: You are seeking summer employment, really desiring full time employment, desire health or medical benefits or smoke.

Sorry We do not hire friends or patients…..

Previous applicants please do not respond. Please send letter of interest or resume to fax at 866-836-8883 or email to Please no phone calls.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Acupuncture, massage have cancer care role

Acupuncture, massage have cancer care role

United Press International


Acupuncture, massage and other alternative therapies have a place in cancer care, a U.S. doctor says. Gynecologic oncologist Dr. Julian Schink of Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University says offering integrative oncology services as well as counseling and stress management are part of their larger aim of providing for cancer patients' needs from every angle. "When a patient is diagnosed with cancer many of them want to fully participate in their recovery, but don't know where to begin. This program gives them control over their treatment," Schink says in a statement. Integrative oncology services -- offered by Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group's Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness include acupuncture, massage, energy healing and naturopathic medicine. "Our goal is to treat the whole person, not just their illness," Dr. Melinda Ring, medical director of the Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness, says. "Research suggests that a holistic approach can alleviate stress and anxiety, as well as the physical pain and discomfort patients often experience while undergoing cancer treatments by activating the body's innate healing process." Schink points out integrative oncology services help manage the side effects associated with conventional therapies that would otherwise cause patients to end or curtail treatments prematurely.

Dr. Lauterbach Palmyra, VA Lake Monticello Va

Friday, March 12, 2010

Slipped Disc Do's & Dont's

A slipped disc can be very painful and debilitating. However, in most cases, it should get better on its own, within six-eight weeks and there are certain things that you can do and avoid doing to aid and speed up your recovery.

What happens in a slipped disc?

Although people often mention about having a slipped disc, nothing in your spine has actually slipped out of place. Having a slipped disc means that one of the discs which sit between each of the bones in your spine has been damaged. When the disc is damaged, the soft gel-like inner pad of the disc squeezes out through a weak point in the torn outer layer, causing a bulge that often presses on nearby spinal nerves. This result in severe pain with symptoms that radiates down the leg/arm commonly referred to as sciatica. Slipped disc, also known as disc herniation, can occur in any disc in the spine but the two most common forms are lumbar disc and cervical disc herniation.

What can I do?

During the first 48 hours, a torn outer layer of the disc would result in the release of inflammatory chemical mediators which may directly cause severe pain, even in the absence of spinal nerve compression. This is the basis for the use of Ice & natural anti-inflammatory supplementation. At our office in Palmyra, VA we use state-of-the-art intefferential muscle stimulation, gentle traction & gentle spinal adjustments. As soon as possible massage & traction may be utilized.

Cold therapy should be applied immediately and after any activity that aggravates your symptoms as it helps to reduce pain and swelling. Use an ice pack or bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel for no more than 10 minutes, every 2-3hrs. After 72hours or more moist Heat therapy, such as a wheat bag or warm soak can be used to promote muscle relaxation and pain relieve and may be used before performing stretching and strengthening exercises.

As the pain lessens, you will most likely to return to work and begin exercises to strengthen your back muscles and joints. Exercise is introduced to improve strength, flexibility and proper back mechanics as part of recovery.

What shall I avoid doing?

Don’t rest excessively and avoid activities. Studies have shown that it is important for one to remain active and keep up with your normal activities as much as possible.

However, it is paramount to discontinue with any activities that aggravate your symptoms such as bending over, heavy lifting and any quick twisting or jerking motions. Avoid standing or sitting (e.g. driving) for extended period of time as it would increase strain to your spine and aggravate disc pain. At home, keep away from overstuffed and low furniture, because it is difficult to stand back up after sitting in them. Don’t lie on stomach and prolonged bed rest especially during early stage post injury.

In the long run

Back pain from a slipped disc may return, whether or not you have had treatment and it is important to learn how to avoid damaging your back again.

The outcome for most people is that they will feel better within six-eight weeks; although for others it may take a while longer. With proper care through correct posture, core exercises and back ergonomics, it is possible for one to remain pain-free.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Red wine may help impede cancer

United Press International


Derivatives of resveratrol -- found in red wine grapes -- may impede cancer cell development, U.S. researchers said. The National Cancer Institute has teamed with a biotech firm to examine the potential benefit of resveratrol among cancer patients. Dr. Bryan C. Donohue of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Shadyside Hospital, says early-stage clinical trials now under way are examining resveratrol's effectiveness among patients with heart disease, cancer, dementia and a host of other modern illnesses. In the meanwhile, some people simply looking for greater energy, enhanced clarity of thought and advanced overall well being are already benefiting from resveratrol supplementation, Donohue said. "I have had occasion to introduce hundreds of patients to daily resveratrol supplementation, ranging from healthy adults interested in health maintenance and prevention to more elderly individuals with specific health concerns," Donohue said in a statement. "People have experienced greater energy, increased exercise tolerance, crispness and clarity of thought and a general bounce in their overall level of well-being."

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Health Care Reform Random thoughts.

Ok today is the big day, failure of both bills and know they want to compromise.

Here are some of my random thoughts:

We already have national Health-Care, its medicare (failing) Social Security disability, & welfare or medicaid. Many of these have better services than my insurance has.

Mr President: It is the small business owner that is suffering, we can't provide for employees because we have insurance agents selling one company (usually Anthem Blue Cross) & not working for us. Millions could be saved with high deductible plans with both employer, employee & maybe even small Tax to pay for the deductible portion cutting standard premiums in half. The problem is individuals do not get the same treatment as large groups do, premium increases & health issues are an ongoing problem and are penalized to the point of not being able to pay for the increased cost of insurance. Also Cobra is ridiculous, you don't get the Employer discount and often the rate is not affordable to keep.

We need a uniform State By State system with uniform pricing & ratings for the entire population. Remove any barriers to competition & reward people for staying healthy!

If life insurance companies can give a set rate for 20 years, why can't insurance premiums be set?

Eliminate Medicare fraud period. Millions of dollars are spent on treatments that offer no value and cost patients & taxpayers millions, I am specifically talking about cancer treatment in this country but that's another story...

Our society will not be healthier because we all have insurance, we are fatter, sicker, & more stressed/depressed and yet we have access to the "best" medical care in the world. Yes, Our elderly are living longer but at what cost? Are we comfortably numb? Living out our days with multiple prescription drugs to get us through the day?

Our FDA & pharmaceutical monopoly/partnership has destroyed any sense of legitimacy to a fare and balanced health care system. I would end the FDA (make it the Food Administration) start a new agency that does not allow any person that works for the Drug agency to ever work for, invest in or have any type of association with any pharmaceutical company.

So start fixing what we have.... Work on the middle class for once & help small business owners do what we have always done.... Save this country!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Strong Lower Backs

Strong Lower Backs

Exercise is a three-step process: stretching, exercising, and abdominal strengthening. Stretching prepares you for the work of exercise, and is done first — before anything else — gently and gradually.

You may be tighter than usual on a particular day. This is not important — you should never try to stretch to where “you think you should be”. Just stretch, making sure to pay attention to what you’re doing. It’s easy to injure a muscle if you’re thinking about something else, or if you’re rushing, trying to squeeze in some stretching before dashing off to the gym.
You never know until you hurt it how much you use your lower back all day long. When your lower back is injured, every movement becomes painful. Simple actions, such as getting out of a chair or bending over the sink, become excruciating, and your daily routine becomes difficult and frustrating.

Back pain affects 60 to 80 percent of U.S. adults at some time during their lives, and up to 50 percent have back pain within a given year. Some of these problems are easily treated and never return, but in five to ten percent of patients low back pain becomes chronic and the person continues to have recurrences and exacerbations.

Effective treatment of uncomplicated lower back pain involves treatment in a chiropractor’s office and beginning and continuing an exercise program. A recent study conducted by the Medical Research Council, a research organization based in the United Kingdom, has found that patients given a combination of spinal manipulation and exercise experienced greater improvement in back function and greater reduction in pain compared to those treated with spinal manipulation or exercise only.

Most mechanical lower back pain is associated with tight leg muscles and weak abdominal muscles. Leg muscles need to be stretched and abdominal muscles need to be strengthened to avoid recurrences of lower back pain.
People are generally not aware of these relationships. You may know you “should be exercising”, but you may be unaware of the importance of stretching. Also, abdominal strengthening is usually the last thing a person thinks of when he or she thinks of doing exercise.

Abdominal strengthening helps support the lower back. Spinal muscles are not designed to carry your body weight. If your abdominal muscles are weak, then your back muscles will be used to carry your body weight, and eventually you’ll have a lower back injury. Abdominal strengthening not only helps keep your lower back healthy, but also helps maintain good posture. Postural benefits include an easy, relaxed gait; muscles that are long and supple, rather than short and tight; and an open chest that allows for easy, smooth breathing. Your body is a machine. Everything’s connected. A lower back problem affects many other areas, ultimately. By making sure to stretch regularly and by including abdominal exercises in your gym routine, you can help ensure having a lower back that works.

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