Chiropractic and a #PainFreeNation Infographic
Chiropractic and a #PainFreeNation Infographic

Each October, the chiropractic profession celebrates National Chiropractic Health Month and offers the community important and relevant health-related information. This year, we’re supporting the 2015 theme, #PainFreeNation, along with the American Chiropractic Association and chiropractors across the nation.

The Painkiller Epidemic

You may have read or heard about the current drug crisis in the United States. Stories featured in Time Magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and all major publications, have grabbed Americans’ attention on what the CDC is calling “the worst drug epidemic in history.” Prescription pain medications are being prescribed, used and abused at an alarming rate. At the root of this epidemic is a lack of options for pain management and countless Americans who are suffering from chronic pain and being left with nothing but a prescription to mask the pain.

We’re here to change this.

This infographic, The Painkiller Epidemic: How Chiropractic Can Fix It, walks you through the stats and facts surrounding this issue and outlines chiropractic’s important role in solving the problem.

The war on cancer is a tragedy. Billions upon billions of dollars are being spent to develop and apply treatments that are invasive, expensive, painful, often mutilating, and in many cases of little benefit.

“Meanwhile, most of us are unknowingly increasing the probability of cancer with our every meal. The more I’ve learned about diet and cancer, the more stunned I’ve been at our ignorance of their close relationship. We do not have to quake helplessly in the face of cancer, ‘hoping’ to escape its clutches.

“We do not have to sit by passively, watching our loved ones succumb to this disease. We do not have to spend our life savings, undergoing painful and devastating treatments that do little or no good. We are blessed now with the knowledge, which enables us to make clear, life-giving choices. We need only make them in time.”

John Robbins
Diet for A New America

I think it is clear that the American diet is indicted as a cause of coronary heart disease. And it is pertinent, I think, to point out the same diet is now found guilty in terms of many forms of cancer: breast cancer, cancer of the colon, and others…

Dr. Mark Hegstead
Nutritional Scientist from Harvard University

Meet Kid Natural

Join Kid Natural as he explores why Americans are largely unhelathy. Kid Natural is looking into food, exercise, medicine, spinal health, and lots of other subjects so he can cut down on heart disease, cancer, respiratory problems, and diabetes. Kid Natural wants to change the world for the better. Look for more Kid Natural videos at AmpLIFEied

20 Keys to Protecting Yourself from the Ebola Virus

Hallelujah Diet
October 16, 2014
Stop Ebola

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“Ebola is in the news everywhere and on everyone’s minds. Fear and concern seem to be a common thread. Each day we tune into the news to see the status of the latest victim or the progression of the disease. We saw an article the other day entitled, “Are Rental Cars Safe from the Ebola Virus“. All this talk about a deadly virus can be frightening.

“What we need to remember though is, ebola is a virus just like the flu virus. Sure, the effects of this particular virus can be devastating but it is still just a virus. What’s the point? Ebola isn’t something that God didn’t design the body to be able to defend against. The problem is that most people have weakened their defenses – or shall we say they have weakened their immune system.”

Continue Reading to learn how to protect yourself from Ebola

Pinkwashing Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Pinkwashing Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The month of pink is upon us once again. As more and more people relate the color pink to breast cancer, they are duped into believing that any pink product will somehow help to fight breast cancer. Unfortunately, this is simply not true!

Did you know that most pink products sold this month, under the guise of supporting breast cancer research, actually do more to cause cancer than they do to prevent it? Instead of raising awareness of breast cancer this month with pink cancer-causing products, strive to actually  prevent cancer. These pink anti-cancer foods are a great start.

Read the full article, Breast Cancer Awareness Month Causes Breast Cancer, for more great tips and tricks to effectively prevent breast cancer.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Do You Know What You Are Supporting?

Health Impact News Daily
August 25, 2014
John Maino performs the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

John Maino performs the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Health Impact News Editor

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for the ALS Association is sweeping the nation, and going viral in social media. However, do you know what you are supporting if you contribute funds to the ALS Association?

The answer may surprise you. Click here to continue reading this article at Health Impact News Daily.

FDA Reverses Its Position on Daily Aspirin

mercola.com
August 4, 2014
Aspirin

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If you haven’t had a heart attack, step away from the aspirin bottle… If you are one of the 40 million Americans who take an aspirin every day, you may want to heed the latest warning from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

After many decades of promoting aspirin, the FDA now says that if you have not experienced a heart problem, you should not be taking a daily aspirin—even if you have a family history of heart disease. This represents a significant departure from FDA’s prior position on aspirin for the prevention of heart attacks.

On its website, the FDA now says:12

“FDA has concluded that the data do not support the use of aspirin as a preventive medication by people who have not had a heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular problems, a use that is called ‘primary prevention.’ In such people, the benefit has not been established but risks — such as dangerous bleeding into the brain or stomach — are still present.”

Their announcement was prompted by Bayer’s request to change its aspirin label to indicate it can help prevent heart attacks in healthy individuals. Aspirin generated $1.27 billion in sales for Bayer last year,3 and from Bayer’s request, it appears they want everyone to be taking their drug.

But the FDA says “not so fast”—and rightly so. Evidence in support of using aspirin preventatively has gone from weak to weaker to nonexistent. This is why I’ve been advising against it for more than a decade. It looks as though aspirin, even “low-dose aspirin” (LDA), may do far more harm than good.

In fact, it is debatable whether or not aspirin has ANY protective benefits against cardiovascular disease, even if you have suffered a heart attack or stroke. Recent scientific studies have uncovered a number of serious side effects, suggesting that whatever aspirin may offer may be overshadowed by its risks, especially when safer natural alternatives exist.

As is true for nearly all medications, the longer we watch for side effects, the more we tend to find—even for drugs like aspirin that have been around for more than 100 years. Just because aspirin is an over-the-counter drug and has been around for more than a century does not mean that it’s harmless……

Click here to continue reading on Mercola.com

Natural Treatments for Ebola Virus Exist, Research Suggests

GreenMedInfo
August 1, 2014
Natural Treatments for Ebola Virus Exist

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“While the conventional medical system reflexively puts its faith and money into drug and vaccine development, with NIH recently announcing it will begin an early trial on Ebola vaccines this September of this year, very little research has been performed on reducing risk, or mitigating post-infection harm, with the use of time-tested, natural immune-boosting and/or plant-based approaches. Given the low safety risk and cost of botanical- and food-based interventions, this is where we should be looking first for viable, and immediately accessible solutions. Indeed, a recent study published in 2012 holds great promise as far as identifying a natural way to mitigate the virulence – and therefore also widespread fear — associated with Ebola virus.”

Continue Reading…

It means becoming aware that attitudes and emotions influence our health. It means taking responsibility for our attitudes, and making the commitment to change the negative ones. No matter what attitudes our parents, friends, or associates influenced us with, or what our life experiences have been, we are still responsible for our own attitudes. We are the only ones who can change them. Blaming others gets us nowhere except into a rut. Taking personal responsibility for where we are in life is the first step toward improving our attitudes.”