Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Keeping your children healthy.

Has all of the media coverage about the swine flu got you to thinking about how to keep your children healthy? Schools are closing, businesses are changing hours and closing in some areas of the world, people are frightened, and even though the CDC says don't panic, the media is using words like "pandemic", quarantine & contagious... how can you not think about it?

Helping your family maintain a strong immune system is key to avoiding the normal bugs that are passed around every year, but it can also be a very important factor in beating serious illness, too. Drinking soda, diet drinks, energy beverages and eating fast food are a sure way to hamper your bodies ability to ward off disease. Add in some normal daily stress, a lack of exercise and contact with hundreds of people every day, and you are sure to contract a virus at some point. Whether the virus settles in and makes you sick depends on your health and immune system.

In order to regain optimal health we need to stop eating and drinking chemicals and chemically altered foods. Soda, Pop, Cola, Soft-Drinks or what ever it is you call them... contain a number of chemicals. Sodas contain; phosphoric acid - which interferes with Calcium absorption, Caffeine - which raises the blood pressure, shortens attention span, causes fatigue, headaches and other symptoms, Very high amounts of sugar, or worse yet aspartame - which has been linked to MS, Fibromyalgia, Lupus and other serious illnesses.

  • Aspartame when stored at temperatures over 86 degrees Fahrenheit changes its chemical composition to methanol. Methanol is an alcohol that ultimately turns into formaldehyde and formic acid, which are both carcinogens.
  • Phosphoric acid not only interferes with the absorption ability of calcium, it also depletes the calcium in healthy bones and teeth.
  • Sugar, even though it is a natural product (in what we consider a normal dose of about 1 soda) reduces your immune systems ability to fight off bacteria and viruses by 50% for about 4 hours.

Eating your RDA (recommended daily allowance) of 7 fruits and vegetables, along with lean protein and essential fatty acids are very important to your immune system because without these things your body is short on the building blocks it needs to create healthy new cells.

Part of having a healthy immune system is managing your stress level. Our standard of living has changed so that we rush everywhere. We eat on the go, we run from event to event, we grab unhealthy snacks and teach our kids that mealtime is not a time of day. It may sound old fashioned, but there is something to be said about a sit down meal at the end of the day with your family. If you have the whole family get together for dinner every evening, you can cook it together, sit and relax while you eat a nutritious and balanced meal, digest your food as its meant to be digested, know what your kids are putting in their mouths, teach them a great way to stay in touch with the family, wind down from the busy day, reduce stress and enjoy family mealtime. If you just do not have time for mealtime, plan ahead and ensure that your family has good on the go food choices. Carrots, Apples, Bananas, Celery and other easy to carry foods are great ideas for fast snacks.

Eating for a healthy body will help your heart, cardiovascular, maintain a healthy weight, reduce stress on your body and make you feel great. Reducing the stress on your body from all causes will help your immune system be ready for the next attack!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Will your immune system fight off the Swine Flu?

It seems that every year we are warned by the media that there is a flu strain running rampant through our schools and neighborhoods. This year it's the Swine Flu. It's all over the news, people in almost every country have been affected by the Swine Flu. Fortunately the CDC has a handle on it and has a plan to try to control an outbreak in the US. The worst and best thing about this strain of the flu is that it has a very short incubation period. Which means you can be exposed and find yourself ill in just a couple of days. There have been no reported deaths in the US, and everyone has seemed to recover rather quickly according to the media.

If you find yourself wondering what you can do to avoid the Swine Flu, here are a few things you can do to help support your immune system, and hopefully minimize or prevent the symptoms.
  1. Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water.
  2. Drink plenty of water.
  3. Avoid sugar. (Consuming sugar weakens your immune system)
  4. Get plenty of rest.
  5. Keep up your exercise routine, but don't over-do it.
  6. Make sure you are getting your vegetables and fruit. (Vitamin C, Antioxidants etc.)
  7. Eat healthy proteins, nuts and legumes.
  8. Keep a positive attitude and avoid stress. (Stress is hard on the immune system)
  9. Take your vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids (omega 3's, etc.).
  10. Lauric Acid supplementation has been shown to help your body identify and expose viruses and bacteria so that the immune system can attack them.
You might even try to avoid cows milk or other foods that you are sensitive to. Many people have a slight allergy to cows milk, food sensitivities and allergies keep the immune system busy. Avoiding foods that you are sensitive to allows your body to focus on fighting illness, not allergens. There are many supplements that you can use to help increase your body's ability to ward off viruses and bacteria, but most importantly it's about taking care of yourself and practicing prevention.

For overall health and immunity you should keep these things in mind:
  1. Avoid taking antibiotics unless they are absolutely necessary.
  2. Reduce your use of over the counter antacids, cold remedies and other drugs.
  3. Have a whole health check up once a year including EKG, Spirometry, Multi-Channel Blood test, Urinalysis and other tests recommended by your doctor.
  4. If something doesn't seem right, have it checked out.
For more information feel free to visit our website, or call our office.

Friday, April 24, 2009

What is a Chiropractic Internist or a DABCI?

What is a Chiropractic Internist or a DABCI?

A board-certified chiropractic internist (DABCI) is a highly qualified chiropractic physician who can perform the duties of the primary care physician, but who also has specialized training in natural treatment protocols. This training allows the chiropractic internist to diagnose and treat the human condition outside the neuro-musculoskeletal model with important standardized and scientifically acceptable diagnostic methods as well as provide natural, safe treatment alternatives to conventional medicine, which in many cases involves substantial risk to the patient.

Chiropractors and Medical Doctors receive the same basic medical training. The difference in their specific training is how conditions are treated. While allopathic medicine (western medicine) uses prescription drugs and surgeries to treat many conditions, the chiropractic approach is focused on whole health, and natural methods of healing. Chiropractic treatments are typically non-invasive and consider long term effects for the whole being when prescribing a plan of treatment for their patients. Of course, chiropractors do refer some patients for surgery in the circumstance where it is medically necessary, but never as the first choice for a condition that is curable by other means. Furthermore, chiropractic uses the approach that health and wellness is achievable through natural means. Eating a balanced diet, getting proper rest and exercise, and making sure your organs are functioning at the proper level is necessary to prevent illness.

A DABCI or Chiropractic Internist is a chiropractor that has taken the additional steps to understand the human condition in great detail, and is highly qualified to diagnose and treat illness. In addition to their standard medical requirements, a DABCI receives 300 hours of post-graduate education. This education refines the skills learned in college, and broadens their ability to interpret medical testing in such a way that they can help prevent illness, diagnose illnesses already affecting patients, and offer natural alternatives for treatment. DABCI Doc's receive detailed training on ordering and interpreting blood tests, heavy metal testing, nutritional supplementation, herbal remedies and healthy cell regeneration. These knowledgeable chiropractors are dedicated to helping their patients achieve optimal health without the use of harmful chemicals, unnecessary surgeries, or prescription drugs and their side effects.

Chiropractic Internists understand how the organs work together. Through a thorough patient history and simple testing a Chiropractic Internist can change the course of your future health. For example; removing your gall bladder may seem like the only way to get rid of those painful attacks that happen when you eat a fatty meal, but in most cases proper gall bladder function can be resumed with some dietary changes and natural supplementation. This option is rarely discussed through allopathic methods. As a matter of fact; most gall bladder complaints are put off until surgery seems like the only option.

Disease and illness never happen over night. Pain, fever and other symptoms are how our bodies tell us something is wrong. Covering up the symptoms with drugs and pain medications only compounds the problem, and puts off an inevitable diagnosis. The concern with putting off the diagnosis is; the longer a chronic illness is present, the more acute it becomes! It is much easier and less expensive to treat a chronic condition than it is to wait until immediate and surgical action are the only options. DABCI's are trained to look for signs and signals that our bodies give us, through blood work and history examinations. Many times internal disorders can be avoided if the systems in our bodies are kept in order. For example; a properly functioning liver is very important to many of your bodily functions. A Chiropractic Internist can tell by looking at your blood work if your liver is functioning properly, and suggest ways for you to correct this imbalance before complications are encountered.

If you have more questions about what these doctors do, feel free to google either DABCI or Chiropractic Internist there are hundreds of these doctors in the United States alone. Any one of them would be happy to explain to you what they do, what their area of expertise is and how they can help you live a healthier life through natural means.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Maintaining a Healthy Weight

What is your BMI (Body Mass Index)? Do you know?
For Adults:
Formula: weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703

Calculate BMI by dividing weight in pounds (lbs) by height in inches (in) squared and multiplying by a conversion factor of 703.

Example: Weight = 150 lbs, Height = 5'5" (65")
Calculation: [150 ÷ (65)2] x 703 = 24.96

We also have a BMI Calculator at our office that you hold in your hands and squeeze. It is used to get a more accurate reading, based on your body rhythms. We use this calculator with all of our "New You" Weight Loss Patients. It gives us a good base reading to start from, and a great way to monitor their body fat levels as they progress through the program.

Obesity is a nationwide concern. Overweight individuals carry a higher risk of heart disease and diabetes, and also have weaker/overused immune systems. Employers are beginning to see the benefits of offering weight management programs to their employees, because they are seeing lower health care costs due to a healthier workforce. It is best to work with a Doctor when beginning a weight loss program, because each person is different and has different health and nutritional needs. A properly trained professional can help you make sure you are meeting your unique nutritional and exercise needs.

Maintaining a healthy weight begins with proper nutrition, eating frequently to maintain optimal metabolism and a steady exercise plan. We recommend our patients get 200 minutes of exercise per week, and keep a food journal so that they know (and are accountable for) what they are eating. Sometimes they are amazed when we tell them that in order to lose a few pounds they need to eat more! Your body knows how much energy it needs to maintain life. If you eat less than your body needs on a regular basis, it will store everything it can in fat cells for emergency use. This means if you are "dieting" and are eating less calories than your body thinks it needs, everything that is not used immediately (even vegetables) are saved as fat. This is why it is sometimes necessary to increase your caloric intake with good healthy foods. Eating small healthy meals frequently, will help kick start your metabolism.

Think of your body as a furnace. If you put fuel into the furnace, it slowly starts to burn and uses up the fuel more quickly as it gets hotter. If you wait till the fire is almost out before you add more fuel, it takes a while for the furnace to get hot again and use up the fuel. When more fuel is added to an already hot flame, the burning process is not slowed down and the furnace starts burning the new fuel immediately. Your body works in much the same way. To take it one step further, if you start a fire with poor fuel, like dry rotted wood or green wet wood, a fire will not burn at its peak potential. It will either burn up the dry wood immediately, or it will smolder and struggle to burn up the wet wood, either scenario produces little, or no heat. In most cases, wet wood will burn if placed on an already hot fire, but it pops and crackles and fights the process. If you think of this in terms of healthy foods vs. sugary, refined foods with little health value, you can understand how the body's furnace (metabolism) works.

In unison with a healthy diet (lots of vegetables, fruit, protein, whole grains and nuts), our office offers a special formulation of supplements to help flush the sugars and fats from your system naturally. If you provide your body with what it needs, and offer it support when it needs some assistance or is working harder on something (like losing weight), it will return to a proper balance and good health will follow. Nothing changes overnight, but with diligence, and proper counseling, you can achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

GERD, Acid Indigestion, and other stomach woes!

It's a safe bet that you know someone that has been diagnosed with or takes a prescription for GERD (Gastro-esophageal reflux disease), or acid reflux. You may even be one of the millions of people worldwide that takes a little purple pill to avoid burning in your chest and stomach. One in four people in Western societies are affected by upper gastrointestinal disorders. Few people know or understand the side effects that these pills can cause a normally healthy person.

Most of the time when someone complains of acidy stomach issues, or heartburn they are prescribed a proton pump inhibitor. Proton pump inhibitors such as Nexium or Prilosec, actually slow down the acid production in your stomach to reduce the amount of acid available for digestion. Other over the counter remedies, such as Tums and Rolaids, kill stomach acid. While this may reduce the symptoms of what seems like too much acid in your stomach, it leaves your body open to attack by bacteria and viruses that would normally be killed by stomach acid, and can reduce the ability to break down foods and nutrients for absorption. If your stomach does not have the proper amount of acid, it can reduce iron absorption and calcium absorption. Furthermore, you could end up with pneumonia or other illnesses due to the stomach's inability to kill the bacteria that causes them.

Health begins at the cellular level. Optimum health begins with adequate nutrition, proper digestion & oxygenation, and the blocking of toxins from outside sources. Without these things your body becomes mal-nourished at the cellular level. If the food you eat is not digested properly and the nutrients from the food are unable to be absorbed, you are in a state of mal-nutrition. The old adage "we are what we eat" should be taken one step further to say "we are what we absorb from what we eat!" Eating a healthy nutritious diet is fantastic, if your body has the ability to use the nutrients. If you are not absorbing the nutrients, then your body can not build complete, new, healthy cells. Our body is constantly replacing cells, your intestines completely renew themselves every 10 days. The concern is if they are replacing the old cells with new, weak, mal-nourished cells, how can they do the job they are created to do?

The body's inability to absorb the elements that it needs to rebuild itself can be corrected. Most people find that once they get their internal organs working properly, acid indigestion is no longer an issue. Our bodies have ways of telling us when something is not working properly. If we cover up and ignore these "red flags" we are placing our bodies in danger of further degeneration and developing disease. Don't settle for a cover-up, find out why your body is telling you something is wrong, and repair the imbalance.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Coronary ByPass Surgery

Coronary bypass surgery is a procedure where the arteries that normally supply the heart with blood, oxygen and nutrients are replaced, or bypassed, using veins from another place in your body. Heart ByPass surgery is used as a way to reroute the blood around the blockage. Typically the veins from your leg, arm, chest, or abdomen are used for this procedure. Unfortunately, veins have no muscle in them. Veins rely on the force created by the muscles in the arteries to push the blood through them, and back to your heart. This lack of vascular muscle is why exercise is required after bypass surgery. In some cases stents are also used to open up restricted arteries by placing a metal coil into the artery to reduce the probability of it shrinking again.

The concern with these types of treatments for Cardiovascular Illness is that they do not clear the blockage, nor do they make the arteries that supply the heart and other organs more healthy. In the instances where stents are used, they may hold the artery open, but they are a factor in causing future blockages. The calcium that sticks to the walls of the arteries and cause blockages can get "hung-up" on these stents more readily than they do to the inside of healthy arteries. The better option would be to avoid the stent placement, and clean out the blockage. "You are only as old as your arteries."

Healthy arteries and veins are the key to heart health. There are several factors that must be discussed when we talk about heart health:

First of all, eating nutritious foods and making sure that you are getting a variety of different foods is important. Along with protein and healthy grains you should eat at least one raw vegetable a day, and you should implement a practice of eating a variety of colored fruits & vegetables. Each various colored food group supplies different benefits, including natural fiber, anti-oxidants, quercitin and many more... Eating a variety of foods also reduces the possibility of creating food sensitivities (or allergies) due to repetitive eating.

Secondly, exercise is very important to all of our body systems. It causes us to use and "work out" our arteries. When we exercise, our muscles need more oxygen than they do when we are sedentary or at rest. The act of exercising forces the arteries and vessels to work harder than they do normally, and in turn makes them stronger. This is the case with all of our body parts. You must use them or they get weak and tired, and do not function as well as they should.

Thirdly, the cause and treatment of your specific heart health should be discussed with a Doctor who understands the cardiovascular system, and how it can be repaired naturally. When you pull a muscle, or sprain a joint your body heals the damage over time. Your heart and arterial system are no different from your other muscles or organs. Humans were created to be able to heal themselves if they are supplied with the correct nutrition, water and oxygen. If you provide your body with the correct amount of nutrition (which may require supplementation) and exercise it can repair itself, healthfully.

If you are concerned about the level of your cardiovascular health, you may opt to have some tests completed to find out what your current status is. Our office offers Doppler testing, which tells us if you have any blockages that need to be cleared, and demonstrates the elasticity of your venous system. We also offer EKG and blood panels to determine the level of your cardiovascular and overall health. If a blockage is found or if you wish to do some preventive treatments, we offer chelation therapy, too.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Seasonal Allergies - is my immune system strong enough?

It's that time of year again. Many of us are suffering from seasonal allergies caused by any number of airborne allergens. Oak, Mold, Grass, Dust, Pollen; just to name a few! These little microscopic allergens are floating in the air, sticking to your car windows and interior, sneaking into your home on shoes and clothing, and causing mayhem with your nose, eyes and throat. Not everyone has allergies, but more and more people are becoming sensitive to these innocent little particles. We live such rushed lives and even though we try, we do not eat properly, thus leaving our bodies less able to fight off germs and bacteria like they should.

The first thing many of us do is reach for an over the counter medicine. Most commonly used over-the-counter medicines and prescription drugs are antihistamines. Histamine Blockers block the production of histamine. When your cells notice an invader (allergen) in your system, they release histamine. Histamine tells your body that it should cleanse out the mucous membranes which causes sneezing, along with itchy eyes and nose. Antihistamines are not a cure for allergies, their job is to block the histamine so that your nose and eyes don't react to the allergen. They do not prevent (or block) the other chemicals that are released from the cell along with the histamine, nor do they protect the body from being inflamed by the invading allergens. Covering up the symptoms slows the recovery and never fixes the problem.

Believe-it-or-not, your immune system has a lot to do with your allergy symptoms. If your immune system is weak, or just not running at peak performance, it leaves the door open to these allergens and other invaders. Our immune systems are not only affected by these allergens and our bodies responses to them, but other factors like obesity, diabetes, and other inflammatory conditions.

To strengthen your immune system, of course, we are going to recommend that you eat a diet high in a variety richly colored vegetables (for anti-oxidants), drink lots of water (to flush your system), eat mercury free fish and get your Essential Fatty Acids (omega 3, 6, 9) to reduce inflammation in your cells. Vegetables are great for you, they contain many vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, and quercetin. Quercetin is a flavonoid and is known for its anti-inflammatory abilities. It has also been known to help stabilize the cells that are affected by allergies, rather than block histamines from being released.

Our office provides a product that is designed to reduce inflammation and help the body stabilize (or prevent the breakdown of) cells to reduce the symptoms of seasonal allergies. For more information call our office and ask about seasonal allergies.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Allergies and Food Sensitivities - whats the difference?

Everyone has heard of and most people probably have at least one allergy. Some people are allergic to cats (or their dander), dogs, mold, oak (if you live in the Midwest), pollen in general or ragweed, just to name a few. If you have these allergies you are familiar with the symptoms. They range from itchy, watery eyes to a full blown sinusitis, followed by sore throat and aches. There are many over-the-counter and prescription options used for these kinds of symptoms. Some people have more serious allergies like bee stings, or an allergy to a food like shellfish, that requires immediate medical assistance. These allergies are serious, and sometimes life threatening. If you have these kinds of allergies you most likely already know about them, and are probably doing something to prevent yourself from exposure to them.

These immediate responses to allergens happen when the body over produces what is called Immunoglobulin E antibodies (IgE). There is also an antibody called IgG. This IgG antibody is comonly associated with delayed food allergies, in which symptoms usually show up in 6-12 hours, but can take as much as 72 hours to appear. The IgG antibody is the largest circulating antibody in our immune system. Since foods are often mixed together, and eaten with other foods it is difficult to narrow down these slow reacting allergens. Some people experience symptoms such as eczema, headaches, ADD/ADHD, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, IBS, or insomnia for years, not knowing that their symptoms could be caused by a food sensitivity. People who have Celiac disease have been found to be sensitive or allergic to gluten, which is found in most breads and pastas. Gluten is not necessarily bad for you, unless you are sensitive to it.

In order to determine what foods maybe causing symptoms in our patients. Our office recommends a blood test which isolates the foods that cause an IgG response in their system. Once these foods have been determined, a meal plan is set up for their individual needs. This meal plan not only shows which foods and substances should be avoided, it also provides suggestions and substitutions. In most cases the foods we are sensitive to, are not permanent allergens. Once your system has had a chance to recover, and the inflammation from the antibodies is gone, foods can be re-introduced one at a time. Many times, after detoxification "favorite foods" can be eaten safely, but sparingly.

We also recommend that our Autistic patients have this food allergy test, because food allergies can aggravate their sensitive systems. Children with ADD and ADHD can also benefit from this kind of testing. IgG allergens may be the trigger to many autoimmune and otherwise mysterious disorders.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy - What is it?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy or HBOT - is all over the news recently. Mainstream media has focused in on the benefits that people are receiving from this treatment, and we believe the excitement has just started to build. HBOT is not new to the medical community, but due to some great new things that are happening with Autistim and other conditions, it has been recognized as a new way to benefit these people. This method of treatment has been used for over 300 years. The first documented use of HBOT was in 1662 by British Clergyman Henshaw. 1 Since then, there have been many scientific and case studies on the use and benefits of Hyperbaric treatment.

April is National Autism Month, and the news has been full of stories about how this method helps people affected by Autism. HBOT has been proven effective in reducing irritability, hyperactivity and repetitive behaviors, while improving a grasp of language, eye contact, social interaction and direct contact with siblings and family members. From our experience these findings are true and very exciting. Many times changes can be noticed after only a few treatments.

Most individuals relate Hyperbaric chambers with something used to help divers return to normal after a sudden rise to the top of the water, from a great depth. Chambers are seen in movies and on TV frequently, for this purpose. Those chambers are large metal containers which people are sealed into and watched through a window. Mild Hyperbaric Therapy is done in a similar manner. Our chambers are soft sided and do have several windows. There are pillows and plenty of room for a small DVD player. Since treatments are approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes from start to finish some of our patients take a nap, others listen to their mp3 players, or text message from their phone. It is safe and comfortable.

The experience is about the same as being in an airplane. Your ears feel some pressure, but swallowing several times usually relieves this while you are being brought up to the proper level of atmospheric pressure. Once you are at the optimum level, the timer is started. For one hour your body will be breathing 100% oxygen. Due to the pressure of the chamber, oxygen is absorbed into the fluid (plasma) and other tissues more readily, then carried to places where circulation is poor. Once your hour is completed, the chamber is slowly reduced back to normal atmospheric pressure, which may cause your ears to feel pressure or have that popping sound again. When you are returned to normal pressure this sensation will go away.

Hyperbaric treatment is safe for people of all ages, and occasionally children are accompanied by a parent to help keep them occupied during treatment. HBOT is used for reducing inflammation, it promotes healing, and stimulates blood vessel growth. It has also been used for fighting fungus, harmful bacterias and viruses. It increases energy, and is effective against autoimmune function. Specifically patients have found relief from such things as Migraines, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease, Dermatitis, Athletic Injuries, Brain Injuries and Stroke damage. There are many benefits of using this treatment. You may visit our website for more conditions that are shown to improve with HBOT.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

April is Autism Awareness Month

Autism is a severe developmental disorder that begins at birth or within the first two-and-a-half years of life. Most autistic children are perfectly normal in appearance, but spend their time engaged in puzzling and disturbing behaviors which are markedly different from those of typical children. Less severe cases may be diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) or with Asperger's Syndrome (these children typically have normal speech, but they have many "autistic" social and behavioral problems). 1

Our office treats Autism with a natural approach including; hidden food allergy testing, nutrition assessment, and mHBOT. For detailed information on any of these subjects, please visit our website or contact our office.

Hidden food allergies affect many people in our society. These allergies are not severe allergies that cause an immediate reaction. Hidden food allergies may take up to 72 hours to appear. It may be difficult to determine a specific food allergy without testing, due to the numbers of different foods we eat and the processes that are used. Hidden food allergies have been known to contribute to many chronic health conditions such as; Autism, ADD/ADHD, Eczema, Ear Infections, Migraine Headaches, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and more... Our office works with the patient to help them learn more about their nutritional needs, and how to gain control over these hidden food allergies. 2

When nutritional needs are met and foods that irritate our systems are avoided, many chronic health problems are found to disappear. With proper management of these foods and nutritional guidance, health and wellness are possible.

For patient convenience we have two HBOT chambers, which allows ease of scheduling multiple family members. Our Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) safely increases the body’s oxygen uptake by raising the barometric pressure. Hyperbaric chambers are simpy enclosures, which can be pressurized to allow the person inside to experience atmospheric pressures greater than normal environmental pressures. Hyperbaria is based on Henry’s law of physics, which states that more gas is dissolved in a liquid by increasing the pressure of the gas. 3

HBOT has been known to increase oxygen flow to organs and areas of the body where the blood vessels do not reach as well as they should. HBOT is recommended for many health conditions such as; Autism, Brain Injury, Stroke, Migraines, Allergies, Muscle Sprains, Surgeries, Lyme Disease, Infections, Jet Lag, and many others...

We are constantly researching and learning more about conditions that affect our patients. Dr. Jay Kessinger is scheduled to attend the D.A.N. (Defeat Autism Now) Conference in May, 2009 and complete his certification. We look forward to the exciting information that he will bring back with him!


Introduction to Kessinger Health & Wellness Diagnostic Centre

Chronic disease begins almost un-noticeably with a chemical imbalance in your body. These imbalances are due to either mechanical (vertebrae out of place or frozen), chemical (malnutrition, pollutants, such as carbon monoxide, industrial inhalants, or even preservatives found in our foods), or emotional (stress) problems. Disease is cured by correcting these imbalances. Ideally, these imbalances will be detected and corrected in their early stages. This will prevent diseases from developing into a health emergency crisis which can result in much pain, expense, disability, and possibly death. While the use of drugs and certain medication are essential for such crisis care (in saving lives), they will never make anybody healthy. Prevention of disease can only be accomplished by early detection and correction of the chemical imbalances.
The walking wounded is an apt description coined for those whose health has deteriorated to the point the person has early symptoms indicating something is going wrong, such as being tired all the time, but has not progressed to the point that a specific disease process can be named. Have you ever heard a story like this? "They sent Aunt Lucy to the hospital for some tests to find out why she is tired all the time. They did a lot of tests, but still don't know exactly what is wrong. They want her to come back in about three months so they can run some more tests." Of course, what they are doing is waiting for Aunt Lucy's condition to more fully develop so it an be identified. Medication can only be aptly applied after an identifiable condition can be named.
There is a better way. Since we are natural biological organisms, we can only maintain, or regain good health through a natural approach -- through foods and lifestyles in keeping with our individual biological needs that nature gives each of us. We all must learn to care for our own bodies, since we alone live in it, we feed and direct it, and we bear the direct consequences of eating habits and lifestyle practice out of line with our natural biological requirements.
Simply stated, the foods that you eat, the water you drink, and the air you breathe make up your chemical intake and your body's fuel supply. A properly working nervous system determines our health. Any chemical imbalances we may have can only be a direct response to one or more of these.
Drug and high tech approaches to disease management are slowly yielding to overwhelming amounts of new research evidence that supports the importance of food and nutrients, a proper nerve supply, exercise, clean air, and emotional security.
In order to determine the perfect fuel mixture (food, vitamins, and minerals) and oxygenation (exercise) for you, it is necessary to run some of the tests which are indicated by your history and examination. These tests will give us the information needed to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms and your health problem. In addition, vertebrae that are out of line or fixed, and causing nerve pinch, will be gently adjusted to insure proper nerve conduction relieving any problems which may be interfering with good health. Since your nervous system controls all of the other systems in the body, back pain from a pinched nerve may indicate a much more serious problem other than discomfort.
Because we believe that every person we have the privilege to serve deserves the very best care that science can provide, we recommend a complete "Ecological Orthomolecular Holistic Health Care Examination" If you have any questions, please feel free to talk to us about this Total Approach to Health.