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Hello Again!

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Wow, is it really August already? Where has the time gone? Is anyone else in denial?

A lot of great things are happening here at Lazar Spinal Care. Our office is growing!
We now have 4 Chiropractors, 3 Assistants, a massage therapist and a marketing coordinator. We are fortunate to have a diverse team that compliments each others’ strengths and weaknesses and works together as a team.

In an effort to get back to posting 3x a week and give you different perspectives we have decided to open the blog to our staff. But to make sure we don’t get too far off topic we have come up with focus areas. Stefanie, our new marketing coordinator, will go over these “pillars” on Friday.

Happy August everyone!

Kelly’s Story – Migraines and Chiari I Formation

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Kelly says she found her salvation from these headaches. Enjoy.

Mary’s Story – No More Migraines

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

After just one adjustment, Mary has been migraine free.  Her interview was 6 weeks after starting care.  Enjoy Mary’s story.

Philippines Clinic Day 1

Monday, November 7th, 2011

We were in Pacig City today.  It was our first of six clinics.  I started a little slow for the first 30 minutes because people didn’t realize they could go to multiple stations (medical, dental, chiropractic, and pharmacy).  When the realized they could, I saw over 80 people.  I honestly lost count!!!  I have never worked so hard, so fast, so focussed, sweat so much (it was 90 degrees and 100% humidity) and have never gotten better results.  People’s neck pain, back pain, headaches, vertigo (dizziness) so bad they were vomiting, high blood pressure, and difficulty breathing completely resolved today – with one adjustment each – no x-rays, no diagnostic equipment, just God’s help and the right intentions.  It was unreal!  In all, we saw 167 registered people (I saw a lot that weren’t registered because they were workers), and 53 people gave their hearts to the Lord!!!

That’s why we’re here!  I am so exhausted physically – actually I hurt really bad.  Today was hard on my body.  But my mind and spirit are so high right now, and I don’t even care how I feel.  I can’t wait to get up and do it all over again tomorrow.  I expect we’ll do even more, since we have some of the kinks worked out.

I am so grateful to my wife, Kari, who’s holding down the home front, to Dr. Stockwell and the rest of our awesome team, who are taking care of people at Lazar Spinal Care.  Thing’s are incredible!

All our videos are on YouTube.  When you get there, be sure to check out Judith’s Testimonial.  It’s really cool (I think!)

Thanks for the prayers and support.  With love and gratitude…

Philippines Tip: Sunday

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

We arrived in Manila last night at 11pm local time.  We woke up this morning, went to church, and then had lunch together.  After lunch, we took two local trains to a merchant area and then to The Church of the Black Nazarene.  It was terribly sad to see the idol worship, especially because these people are so desperately seeking God – they have just been led astray.

To see short video clips, please visit my YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/jon02ski.

Enjoy!

BPA: What’s all the fuss about?

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
BPA: What’s all the fuss about?
Bisphenol A, or BPA is an estrogenic (estrogen producing) compound found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins.  Things that are clear plastic typically will be made of these polycarbonates and contain BPA.  Examples include baby bottles (until recent regulations in some states), protective eyewear, plastic water bottles like the ones used in water coolers or that you would take on a bike ride, plastic wraps, and in food packaging.  In 2010, the pouches and films your food comes in was a $21.3 billion industry in the U.S..  Of that $7 billion was from BPA sales, which sold over 6 billion pounds.
BPA is a toxin that affects sperm and eggs, suppresses the immune system, leads to prostate and breast cancer, diabetes, obesity, early sexual development in girls and disrupted reproductive function, decreased sperm count and other fertility problems, earning and behavioral problems (including hyperactivity), abnormal heart rhythms, and coronary artery disease, just to name a few.  Those most risk are the unborn, so age-bearing people should be especially cautious.
In a 2009 Consumer Reports study, BPA was found in 19 name brand canned foods.  The worst offenders were Del Monte Fresh Cut Green Beans, Progresso Vegetable Soup, Campbell’s Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup. Other foods such as juices and tuna were also found to have high levels of BPA.
The substance was developed in 1891 as a plasticizer, and in 1963, was classified as generally regarded as safe (GRAS).  This designation is what exempts it from F.D.A. scrutiny.  However, the F.D.A. does NOT get a free pass here.  in 2008, the F,D,A, declared BPA as safe, only after receiving a $5 million donation from Charles Gelman, a BPA-containing syringe and medical filtration device manufacturer.  Not surprisingly, the F.D.A. failed to disclose the generous donation, but was exposed in other reports.
In 2010, the F.D.A. stated that it now has, “some concern about the potential effects of BPA on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children.”  There are pushes to re-classify BPA as a “food contact substance,” which would give the F.D.A. more regulatory power and let it act more quickly if it needed to do so.  It has even been brought up in Congress.
Dr. Mercola, a natural health expert, has come up with 10 ways to limit your exposure to BPA and protect yourself and your family:
1. Boycott plastic shopping bags. Use reusable canvas or cloth varieties instead. (This also applies to the plastic produce bags in the grocery store.)
2. Store your food and beverages in glass containers, NOT plastic.
3. If you choose to use a microwave, don’t microwave food in plastic containers.
4. Stop buying and consuming canned foods and drinks (the can linings contain plastic chemicals.)
5. Avoid using plastic wrap altogether.
6. Replace your plastic dishes and cups with glass varieties. Never drink your coffee or tea from a plastic cup.
7. Avoid using plastic cups, utensils, dishes, and food storage containers. There are some containers being labeled “BPA-free,” so keep an eye out for those if you choose to use plastic.
8. Avoid drinking bottled water. Instead, filter your own water and put it in a glass bottle.
9. Before allowing a dental sealant to be applied to you or your children, ask your dentist to verify that it does not contain BPA.
10. Use only glass baby bottles and dishes. Use cloth diapers instead of plastic. And give your baby non-plastic toys, like varieties that are made of fabric.
Finally, here are a few of my own rules:
1. If you have to open a package or can to eat it, avoid it.  Your health is worth far too much to risk it in the name of convenience.
2. If you do eat something you had to open, read the label.  If you can’t pronounce EVERY ingredient and explain what it is to the person next to you, throw it away.
3. If God made it (if it grows and can be picked), you can eat it.  I know some of you will challenge me and say God made everything, but you know what I mean.  Also, there are risks of pesticides, etc, so buy organic where possible.  Food cooperatives or growing your own is the safest, but most of us don’t have the time or resources available to do that.
We only get one body.  Let’s take care of it!

Bisphenol A, or BPA is an estrogenic (estrogen producing) compound found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins.  Things that are clear plastic typically will be made of these polycarbonates and contain BPA.  Examples include baby bottles (until recent regulations in some states), protective eyewear, plastic water bottles like the ones used in water coolers or that you would take on a bike ride, plastic wraps, and in food packaging.  In 2010, the pouches and films your food comes in was a $21.3 billion industry in the U.S..  Of that $7 billion was from BPA sales, which sold over 6 billion pounds.

BPA is a toxin that affects sperm and eggs, suppresses the immune system, leads to prostate and breast cancer, diabetes, obesity, early sexual development in girls and disrupted reproductive function, decreased sperm count and other fertility problems, earning and behavioral problems (including hyperactivity), abnormal heart rhythms, and coronary artery disease, just to name a few.  Those most risk are the unborn, so age-bearing people should be especially cautious.

In a 2009 Consumer Reports study, BPA was found in 19 name brand canned foods.  The worst offenders were Del Monte Fresh Cut Green Beans, Progresso Vegetable Soup, Campbell’s Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup. Other foods such as juices and tuna were also found to have high levels of BPA.

The substance was developed in 1891 as a plasticizer, and in 1963, was classified as generally regarded as safe (GRAS).  This designation is what exempts it from F.D.A. scrutiny.  However, the F.D.A. does NOT get a free pass here.  in 2008, the F,D,A, declared BPA as safe, only after receiving a $5 million donation from Charles Gelman, a BPA-containing syringe and medical filtration device manufacturer.  Not surprisingly, the F.D.A. failed to disclose the generous donation, but was exposed in other reports.

In 2010, the F.D.A. stated that it now has, “some concern about the potential effects of BPA on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children.”  There are pushes to re-classify BPA as a “food contact substance,” which would give the F.D.A. more regulatory power and let it act more quickly if it needed to do so.  It has even been brought up in Congress.

Dr. Mercola, a natural health expert, has come up with 10 ways to limit your exposure to BPA and protect yourself and your family:

1. Boycott plastic shopping bags. Use reusable canvas or cloth varieties instead. (This also applies to the plastic produce bags in the grocery store.)

2. Store your food and beverages in glass containers, NOT plastic.

3. If you choose to use a microwave, don’t microwave food in plastic containers.

4. Stop buying and consuming canned foods and drinks (the can linings contain plastic chemicals.)

5. Avoid using plastic wrap altogether.

6. Replace your plastic dishes and cups with glass varieties. Never drink your coffee or tea from a plastic cup.

7. Avoid using plastic cups, utensils, dishes, and food storage containers. There are some containers being labeled “BPA-free,” so keep an eye out for those if you choose to use plastic.

8. Avoid drinking bottled water. Instead, filter your own water and put it in a glass bottle.

9. Before allowing a dental sealant to be applied to you or your children, ask your dentist to verify that it does not contain BPA.

10. Use only glass baby bottles and dishes. Use cloth diapers instead of plastic. And give your baby non-plastic toys, like varieties that are made of fabric.

Finally, here are a few of my own rules:

1. If you have to open a package or can to eat it, avoid it.  Your health is worth far too much to risk it in the name of convenience.

2. If you do eat something you had to open, read the label.  If you can’t pronounce EVERY ingredient and explain what it is to the person next to you, throw it away.

3. If God made it (if it grows and can be picked), you can eat it.  I know some of you will challenge me and say God made everything, but you know what I mean.  Also, there are risks of pesticides, etc, so buy organic where possible.  Food cooperatives or growing your own is the safest, but most of us don’t have the time or resources available to do that.

We only get one body.  Let’s take care of it!

Resolution of Nocturnal Enuresis and Vertebral Subluxation in a Pediatric Patient Undergoing Chiropractic Care: A Case Study & Review of the Literature

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Joel Alcantara, BSc, D.C. John E. Weisberg, D.C., FICPA

Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic – Volume 2010 Issue 4, Pages 143-149

Objective: To describe successful chiropractic care of a pediatric patient with nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting).

Clinical Features: A nine year old boy with nocturnal enuresis was presented for chiropractic care after unsuccessful medical approaches. Visual examination revealed several postural abnormalities.  Motion palpation revealed vertebral subluxations in the cervical and lumbosacral spine regions.

Interventions and Outcomes: The patient was cared for with contact specific, high velocity, low-amplitude type thrust to sites of spinal subluxations.  Proper dietary modifications were implemented as indicated from the patient’s 7-day dietary intake form.  By the seventh visit, it was reported that the patient had been enuresis free for two weeks which continued to be the case at a four month follow up; which deemed resolution of nocturnal enuresis.

Conclusion: The case of a nine year old male with past history of nocturnal enuresis is presented. Dramatic improvement is noted following the introduction of chiropractic care concomitant with a reduction in vertebral subluxation. Additional research on the benefits of chiropractic care and nocturnal enuresis is warranted.

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Resolution of Vertigo, Migraines and Neck Pain in a 12 Year Old Boy Receiving Chiropractic Care – A Case Study

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

David D. Kelly, BSc Chiro, BSc1 & Kelly Holt, BSc (Chiro), PGDipHSc2

Abstract

Objective: This article describes and discusses changes in vertigo, migraine and neck pain symptoms in a 12 year old boy receiving chiropractic care.

Clinical Features: A twelve year old boy with a long history of routine, recurrent dizziness, chronic neck pain and migraines presented for chiropractic care. These symptoms resulted in him being absent from school more than half of the time for the previous seven years

Intervention and Outcome: The patient received high velocity low amplitude thrust chiropractic adjustments for the reduction of vertebral subluxations over a twelve month period. The C2 and C6 spinal segments were regularly adjusted over this timeframe, as well as mid-thoracic vertebrae and the sacrum. The initial frequency of care was three chiropractic visits per week for four weeks. Visit frequency was then gradually reduced over the next 12 months to one visit per month. Besides the chiropractic adjustments the patient was also advised to perform cervical stretches (lateral flexion, rotation and flexion/extension) twice daily. After the first week of chiropractic care the patient reported a cessation of his headaches and neck ache. His vertigo attacks decreased in frequency and became less severe, then ceased altogether. His attendance improved dramatically at school and dropped from 223 half days absent the previous year to 56 half days absent for the 12 months after beginning chiropractic care.

Conclusion: This case report describes a child who reported a cessation in symptoms of vertigo, neck pain and headaches after beginning chiropractic care. There are a growing number of case reports that suggest chiropractic care may be beneficial for patients suffering from vertigo. Further study is required to investigate the role chiropractors may play in caring for people with vertigo.

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It’s OK

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Why do we make such a big deal about stuff? Questions crowd our minds and squelch any clarity and solitude we have. Open it up, clean it out, de-clutter.

I was recently (and am often) guilty of too many questions and mental gymnastics. As ironic as it seems, I often find myself crowding my mind with questions like, “Am I asking too many questions?” Funny, in a sick sort of way, isn’t it?

So here’s my point: if you want to eat, eat. If you want to read, read. Want to sleep? Do it. It’s OK. Give yourself permission to be exactly who you are. Before you know it, the days will turn into weeks, then months, then years. By that time, you’ll be happier with yourself than ever before. You really are fearfully and wonderfully made. Embrace it!

Just Accept It

Monday, July 5th, 2010

I was talking to a patient today and words I learned from my coaching company The Masters Circle (non-sponsored link) came to my mind.  I have translated it to fit my truth, but we must continually remind ourselves to accept the rewards God is sending us.

So often, due to beliefs superimposed on us by our mothers, fathers, teachers, and preachers, we push blessings right out of our way.  We defer them.  We redirect to someone else, even though we deserve them.  We love people and serve them, but when it’s time for us to receive something, NO WAY.

Check your heart today and make a commitment to just accept the next blessing that comes your way.  You’ll be glad you did!