Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Teeth falling out?

Do you think teeth falling out is fun?  I don't.  And obviously my wife doesn't either, that's why she brushes our daughters' teeth every day.

Did you know there are places in the world that just DON'T emphasize tooth brushing and flossing?  That's right, and the industrial societies that don't do well with tooth maintenance have above average tooth problems, go figure...

What if America were one of those societies where only 8% of the population thought maintaining the teeth were important?  Would the 92% who don't maintain their teeth think that those 8% were crazy for regularly going to see the dentist, even if the teeth didn't hurt?

We all know that it's possible to have a silent problem in our teeth developing if they're not maintained and checked up on.
This is why in America, MOST of the population sees a dentist regularly even without tooth pain - for prevention and maintenance.  This is not seen as a crazy idea.

Amazing as it sounds, in modern day America, there are only 8% of the population that think that maintaining the spine is important.  Unlike teeth which can be replaced when they rot, the bones of the spine cannot be replaced when they become sick.  This is why maintenance of the spine is more important than maintaing teeth and only 8% of our population is onto this simple truth.  Crazy?  Only for those 92% who aren't caring for their spines.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

World Breatstfeeding Week

August 1 through 7 is World Breastfeeding Week!

What a wonderfully needed concept in modern America as well as other "developed" nations who have been swept away by the false idea that we can actually engineer a product that's comparable or (roll eyes here) better than what God and Mother Nature designed for human young. 

Here's what the World Health Organization (WHO) has to say about breastfeeding: 
"Breastfeeding is an unequalled way of providing ideal food for the healthy growth and development of infants; it is also an integral part of the reproductive process with important implications for the health of mothers. As a global public health recommendation, infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life to achieve optimal growth, development and health. Thereafter, to meet their evolving nutritional requirements, infants should receive nutritionally adequate and safe complementary foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond. Exclusive breastfeeding from birth is possible except for a few medical conditions, and unrestricted exclusive breastfeeding results in ample milk production."

[But the idea of World Breastfeeding Week is actually not for these "civilized" countries, it's for the underdeveloped countries of the world.]

It is true that formulas now are better than previous variants (high-fructose corn syrup), but the truth is that each successive version of the original (which was thought to be just as good or better than breastmilk, but of course now this idea was laughable) does get more nutritious, but the only way it will ever be as good as breastmilk is if it were actually - well, breastmilk.

For this reason, the WHO recommends in order: 1-Breastfeeding by the mother, 2- Breastfeeding by a woman other than the mother, 3- Breastmilk from a bottle, and lastly if NONE of the above options are available, 4- formula.

Please understand that breastfeeding by a mother who is fit, healthy, and happy is the absolute BEST nutrition there will ever be for a baby!  This is something that you should absolutely strive for if you want your baby to have the best start in life, however, over the last decade there has been increasing alarm about the toxicity of breastmilk.  Some of the chemicals of concern are those that have been banned since the '70s (PCBs, etc).  These chemicals are so bad that they can hang around for decades and affect generation after generation.  Are we in trouble?  Only if we continue blindly down this toxic road.

It is up to us to understand that the things we choose to purchase actually support companies that are responsible for poisoning us and our children.  It is up to us to spend the time to get informed about companies like Monsanto who kill for profit, about the devastation of herbicides, pesticides and anything else ending in "-cide" which means "kill".

Some of the worst offenders have been antibiotics.  When will we stop focusing on killing everything and instead focus on making ourselves stronger by consuming the diet our bodies were designed to eat, moving the ways we were designed to move, and forming thoughts and relationships our bodies were designed to have?  This is the only chance we have as a species on earth and it starts day one with breastfeeding by a mother who is properly nourished in body, mind, and spirit.

Yours in Health, Love, and Freedom,

Stephen Perry, DC, CCWP
Wellness Expert and Chiropractor

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Montel Wiliams says: "It's the Most Amazing Thing That Ever Happened To Me!"

What was Montel Williams so worked up over in 2008?

"It's the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me!" exclaims Montel Williams after less than two weeks of chiropractic care. Montel has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. He explains how after suffering from pain, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, he experienced almost instantaneous relief from pain with his first chiropractic adjustment. 
10 years of suffering with MS

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sleep posture

The Correct Sleeping Posture is Important

The correct sleeping posture is important if you want to develop good posture in general. We sleep for approximately one third of our life. Obviously, the way we sleep will have an effect on whether or not we end up with good or bad posture.

Have you ever woken up in the morning with a stiff neck, back pain or a headache? If you have, then it is probably due to poor sleeping posture.

Even gorillas understand good sleeping posture

The correct sleeping position is on your back. While sleeping, your spine should be in a normal curve. Sleeping on your side is your next best position. Sleeping on your stomach is the worst position and is not recommended.

Sleeping on your stomach can damage your spine and nervous system. It turns your head in an extreme rotation and it puts your head back in extension. This interferes with the blood and oxygen flow to and from your brain.

Sleeping on your back is the best because it provides the most neutral position for your spine. To achieve the best sleeping posture while on your back, use a pillow or pillows, but ensure that they are not too high. You want to keep your head in a neutral position. You also want support under your knees.

If you choose to sleep on your side, make sure that you keep your knees bent and have your pillow at the right height to ensure that your neck is straight. Avoid tucking your neck and chin into the fetal position. Again, your neck should be in a neutral position.

Be sure to change your sleeping position throughout the night.

By following the suggestions above you will soon experience the benefits of the correct sleeping posture, waking up refreshed with fewer aches and pains.

To learn more about improving your posture, please visit

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Am I crazy?

I was recently perusing the internet visiting parent sites, you know, because I want some information on how to be a better parent and help my kids be well.  So, while I'm on these parent sites, I see drug ads.  And I'm always interested in those drug ads - you know the ones that look like they have a really good web designer and have a really pretty website.  Well, I came across Abilify (R) - I wonder how they come up with these names (Intuitiv, Abilify...) - they really sound like they make your life better. [blog post =-removing a symptom versus making life better]

Anyways, of course I'm looking over the fine print (because I haven't written in a while and I need some good material) and oh my goodness, I didn't need to read very far until they were talking about death and stroke and diabetes, wow!  I was amazed at how many contraindications there were and how many side-effects beyond the minorly annoying ones like death and stroke.

Now keep in mind that depression is a serious issue, however treatment with drugs that produce a worse state than the actual "condition" scare me, especially when they're advertised!!!  I mean, it's ok that such drugs exist, but they shouldn't be TELLING people about them!

So, here's the kicker, look at this statement:

Elderly people with psychosis related to dementia (for example, an inability to perform daily activities as a result of increased memory loss), treated with antipsychotic medicines including ABILIFY, are at an increased risk of death compared to placebo. ABILIFY is not approved for the treatment of people with dementia-related psychosis (see Boxed WARNING).

What does this statement mean?

It means that people actually DIED during the testing of this drug due solely to taking the drug!!!  

And it got approved!!!!  

How can we call this approach sane?

Now put that together with this statement:

If you have diabetes, or risk factors for diabetes (for example, obesity, family history of diabetes), or unexpected increases in thirst, urination, or hunger, your blood sugar should be monitored. Increases in blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia), in some cases serious and associated with coma or death, have been reported in patients taking ABILIFY and medicines like it

What are the major contributors to depression? 

That's right, lack of proper body movement (exercise) and eating horrible diets. 

What are the major contributors to diabetes?

 That's right, lack of proper body movement (exercise) and eating horrible diets.  So, if elderly people (a risk factor in and of itself for diabetes) have depression due to lack of exercise and are eating bad diets, then there isn't any time that this medication COULD be prescribed for these people without increasing the blood sugar levels and "in some cases...coma or death". 

Did you get that?  The warning might as well simply read:

Do not take this drug

The logic behind approving and using these drugs really does scare me.

I would NEVER knowingly allow my parents or anyone I love to fill one of these prescriptions without me getting in their face about it.  I would go over there myself and pull them around the block, I'd rather force feed them vegetables than allow them to get onto something that I KNOW will make them worse and could kill them!  I'm not saying there is never a time for this drug, but I am saying that there is never a time for this drug in place of walking every day and eating really good, wholesome food!!!!!

Phew, that was intense!  When you're ready to move beyond drugs and discover super simple, easy ways to get and stay the healthiest you've ever been in your life, seek out a wellness care provider.  They'll show you how to do it right - because your children need you to stick around for a few more years, and it wouldn't hurt to be healthy.

If you want some light reading, go ahead and peruse the fine print below:

Elderly people with psychosis related to dementia (for example, an inability to perform daily activities as a result of increased memory loss), treated with antipsychotic medicines including ABILIFY, are at an increased risk of death compared to placebo. ABILIFY is not approved for the treatment of people with dementia-related psychosis (see Boxed WARNING).
Antidepressants may increase suicidal thoughts or behaviors in some children, teenagers, and young adults, especially within the first few months of treatment or when the dose is changed. Depression and other serious mental illnesses are themselves associated with an increase in the risk of suicide. Patients on antidepressants and their families or caregivers should watch for new or worsening depression symptoms, unusual changes in behavior, or thoughts of suicide. Such symptoms should be reported to the patient’s healthcare professional right away, especially if they are severe or occur suddenly. ABILIFY is not approved for use in pediatric patients with depression (see Boxed WARNING).
Contraindication: Patients should not use ABILIFY if they are allergic to aripiprazole or any of the ingredients in ABILIFY. Allergic reactions have ranged from rash, hives, and itching to anaphylaxis, which may include difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue.
Serious side effects may include:
  • An increased risk of stroke and ministroke have been reported in clinical studies of elderly people with dementia-related psychosis
  • Very high fever, rigid muscles, shaking, confusion, sweating, or increased heart rate and blood pressure. These may be signs of a condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), a rare but serious side effect which could be fatal
  • Abnormal or uncontrollable movements of face, tongue, or other parts of body. These may be signs of a serious condition called tardive dyskinesia (TD), which could become permanent
  • If you have diabetes, or risk factors for diabetes (for example, obesity, family history of diabetes), or unexpected increases in thirst, urination, or hunger, your blood sugar should be monitored. Increases in blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia), in some cases serious and associated with coma or death, have been reported in patients taking ABILIFY and medicines like it
Lightheadedness or faintness caused by a sudden change in heart rate and blood pressure when rising quickly from a sitting or lying position (orthostatic hypotension) has been reported with ABILIFY.
Decreases in white blood cells (infection fighting cells) have been reported in some patients taking antipsychotic agents, including ABILIFY. Patients with a history of a significant decrease in white blood cell (WBC) count or who have experienced a low WBC count due to drug therapy should have their blood tested and monitored during the first few months of therapy.
ABILIFY and medicines like it can affect your judgment, thinking, or motor skills. You should not drive or operate hazardous machinery until you know how ABILIFY affects you.
Medicines like ABILIFY can impact your body’s ability to reduce body temperature; you should avoid overheating and dehydration.
ABILIFY and medicines like it have been associated with swallowing problems (dysphagia). If you had or have swallowing problems, you should tell your healthcare professional.
Tell your healthcare professional if you have a history of, or are at risk for seizures, or are pregnant or intend to become pregnant, and about all prescription and non-prescription medicines you are taking or plan to take, since there are some risks for drug interactions.
While taking ABILIFY, avoid:
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Breast-feeding an infant
Most common side effects (≥10%) from all clinical trials involving adults include:
  • ADULTS: Nausea, vomiting, constipation, headache, dizziness, an inner sense of restlessness or need to move (akathisia), anxiety, insomnia, and restlessness
It is important to contact your healthcare professional if you experience prolonged, abnormal muscle spasms or contractions which may be signs of a condition called dystonia.
For patients who must limit their sugar intake, ABILIFY Oral Solution contains sugar.
For patients with phenylketonuria or PKU, ABILIFY DISCMELT® (aripiprazole) contains phenylalanine.
If you have any questions about your health or medicines, talk to your healthcare professional.
INDICATION: ABILIFY is a prescription medication indicated for:
  • Use as an add-on treatment to an antidepressant for adults with Major Depressive Disorder who have had an inadequate response to antidepressant therapy
Please see U.S. FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION, including Boxed WARNINGS, and Medication Guide, for ABILIFY.