Saturday, September 19, 2009

Why Chiropractic is so Popular

1. Chiropractic promotes natural healing.

Always seek out the least invasive, most “user friendly” form of health care before submitting to drugs and surgery.

2. Chiropractic can prevent problems.

It keeps you healthy. Chiropractic is able to locate stress creating distortions in your body (subluxations) before damage occurs.

3. Chiropractic is effective and natural.

Why take drugs when you can be helped without them? That’s a big reason why millions of people visit their neighborhood doctor of chiropractic.

4. Chiropractic is safe.

There are no side effects, no surgery that forever changes your body. Chiropractic has an enviable safety record – malpractice insurance for chiropractors is a tiny fraction of that for medical practitioners.

5. Chiropractic is for the entire family.

Everyone, from the very young to the very old, can benefit from chiropractic care.

6. Family chiropractic care sends a healthy message to children.

You don’t need to take drugs to lead a happy healthy life.

Reference: Dr. Ted Koren, Koren Publications

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Mad Dash 2009

Hello bloggers! It's been a while since I've posted a blog. My apologies.... I have some news.

Rhinebeck Chiropractic will be sponsoring The Mad Dash this Labor day in Rhinebeck. the run is put on by the parishioners of the Church of the Messiah. Dr. Jess and I used it as a warm up for the Maple Leaf half marathon last year and absolutely loved the race. I really do believe Rhinebeck is a runner's town. Lots of good pavement, trails and even sidewalk depending on the time of day.

More about the race....

There's a 5K race and walk that starts at 8:30am, and a 10K race that starts at 9am. You can register on or mail in your registration (you can download it here). Last but not least there is a "mini-dash" for the kids starting at 10am with awards ceremony to follow.
The best part: Proceeds go to community outreach charities. Get your exercise fo rthe day and help out a good cause. If you don't run, come out and cheer the runners (and us) on.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Holistic Moms Network of Dutchess County

Are you looking for a community of like minded families? Families that take an active interest in holistic health & green living? Look no further-join the Dutchess County chapter of Holistic Moms Network! For more information email Dr. Jessica Burckhard, Chapter Leader at: Also check the Holistic Moms website at: Monthly meetings are expected to begin in August.

Monday, May 18, 2009

"Eat food, not too much, mostly plants."

Putting the finishing touches on a Powerpoint for a talk I'm doing at Curves in Red Hook. In the process I came across this interview with Michael Pollan.

Michael Pollan is one of the nation’s leading writers and thinkers in this country on the issue of food. He is author of several books about food, including The Botany of Desire, The Omnivore’s Dilemma and his latest, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto.

This interview touches on many topics realting to our country's food supply, health, industrial agriculture and more.

By the way ,the talk is at the Curves in Red Hook on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 2PM. Feel free to stop by. The talk is called "Food for Thought" and is about nutrition.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Consumer Reports Gives Chiropractic a Thumbs Up

Consumer Reports survey shows hands-on therapies as top-rated treatments:

April 10, 2009 — A study in the May issue of Consumer Reports shows that hands-on therapies were tops among treatments for relief of back pain. The study, which surveyed more than 14,000 consumers, was conducted by the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center.
According to the report, the survey respondents tried a variety of different treatments and rated the treatments on how helpful and satisfied they were with the results. The report concluded that hands-on therapies were the top-rated.
The report states that, “eighty-eight percent of those who tried chiropractic manipulation said it helped a lot, and 59 percent were ‘completely’ or ‘very’ satisfied with their chiropractor.”
Source: Consumer Reports,

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Harvard Medical School Faculty Called Out on Biased Medical Information

Just read this New York times article on events occurring at Harvard Medical School. Faculty with financial interests in pharmaceutical companies have been accused of giving biased information to the future leaders in the medical community. The students have fought back, fearing that these interests deteriorate the reputation of the prestigious school and quality of care. Read More here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Food Irradiation: Is this really a "safety measure?"

I recently received an email warning me to check the packaging of my food for the logo depicted on the right. This logo indicates that your food has been irradiated to kill unwanted organisms that are living on the food. I was in disbelief when I first saw this. Is it safe to irradiate food? Does it change the nutritional value? What are the risks associated with ionizing radiation? This is almost as ridiculous as when the FDA approved the addition of live viruses on deli meats to kill off unwanted bacteria, several years ago. It makes me wonder, how does ionizing radiation know the difference between the "bad bacteria" and the "good bacteria"? Certainly the brains behind this operation know that bacteria are essential for proper digestion and elimination. They must know that the human body contains trillions of microorganisms, and that these organisms outnumber our cells.

Having been trained in the use of x-ray technology for the diagnosis of disease, it is common knowledge that ionizing radiation can alter DNA in humans. I believe it is safe to assume that ionizing radiation will alter vegetables and fruits as well. Since our food ultimately will become part of us, I am sure that I don't want fruits and vegetables that have been damaged by radiation to enter my body. Would you want all of the materials in your house to be irradiated before you lived in it? Remember we are products of our environment and what occurs outside our bodies most likely is occurring inside.
One more note: Beware of food that says it is "cold pasteurized." While this seems like a much better option for our food, it is a misleading way of saying that food has been irradiated. Certain groups are pushing for this term to be widely used since most Americans are alarmed when they hear the term irradiated food.

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