Are you Vitamin D Deficient?

More and more research is coming in showing the many benefits of Vitamin D with everything from helping to prevent the cold and flu to decreasing your risk to developing cancer. The ideal way to get your Vitamin D is by exposing your skin to the appropriate amount of sunshine. Unfortunately, our climate and our daily work environments don’t allow us to expose ourselves to the sunshine long enough for our bodies to manufacture the amount of Vitamin D we need.Sun exsposure (without sunscreen) for 10 -15 minutes per day with at least 40 percent of our bodies skin exposed is the general guide of what is required except if your skin is darker and you will need longer exposure. Reseacher’s have shown that by increasing levels of Vitamin D3 we can decrease many chronic diseases of nearly one million people in the world and cut the incidence of cancer by 40%. New recommendations for Vitamin D3 is 5000 i.u. per day. The best way to test for Vit D3 is via ablood test. We are testing our patients for Vitamin D3 and find that 3000 i.u. is the average dose people need in this area of the country.

The Wonderful World of Cold Laser Therapy

I just got back from a seminar in sunny Phoenix, Arizona with Dr. John Brimahall. Dr. John is retired from private practice but spends a lot of his time doing research with Cold Lasers and their applications with assisting the body with healing. He is now using low intensity lasers for brain integration. Here is a link to see our Bioflex Laser.

Even the Doctor needs Care

I had a bit of my own medicine in the Month of December. I was doing too much and wasn’t listening to my body. The end result was that my right hip seized up  and I was in extreme pain in my hip, down the outside of my thigh and in the heel of my foot. I now knew what my patient’s felt when they came in to my office in extreme pain. Any movement aggravated my condition, sleeping in most positions also aggravated the pain. I began to look for any therapy that would give me some relief. First I administered needle acupuncture which gave me about a ten percent reduction in my pain. I had never taken Advil before, so obviously I was desperate for relief and in need of sleep.

I had used a healer in the past that was able to identify any mental or emotional blocks that were effecting my mental health or physical health. The session with her revealed that I was not listening to my inner guidance and I was making choices that I was not aligned with. I needed to stop participating in events that I felt obligated to do. How many of you do things that you are doing because you think it is expected of you or you feel obligated. It was time for me to make some changes and be in alignment with my needs. This session helped take away the sharpness and the intensity of the pain. My next therapy modalities were cold laser and a three hour Body Logic Intensive with my friend Taylore Carre at Divine Balance Yoga. Finally I was back to a painfree state and fully functional again. I utilized all the therapies over a 5-6 day period to get me back in the saddle.