Heartburn? Think Too Little Stomach Acid!

One in ten Americans experiences heartburn symptoms at least once a week.  

The underlying mechanism of your heatburn symptoms may very likely be too little stomach acid rather than too much!

If you take acid stoppers (antacids), it will be worse.  This is self explanatory.

If you eat the standard American diet (SAD), it will be worse.  SAD results in multiple nutritional deficiencies of the minerals and nutrients necessary for your body to produce adequate digestive acids.

When your body does not produce adequate digestive acids, you will suffer from nausea, heartburn, acid reflux, GERD, and more!  The reason is simple.  If you produce only enough stomach acid to digest half of your meal, the other half lies in your stomach, rots and erments, producing acids and gasses of fermentation.  Antacids relieve the burning caused by these acids, but make the whole thing worse by depleting your digestive acids, making you permanently ill from the first day you start taking these drugs.

Good Digestive Acids vs. Bad Digestive Acids

Not all supplements are created equal.  It is important to know the difference between one that will be easily absorbed and support your body's natural systems and one that will not.  I recommend whole food supplements from Standard Process.  

Ask us about a simple test to determine whether you are producing too much or too little acid.

Posted in Healthy Lifestyle, Nutritional Healing. Tagged as acid reflux, antacid, charlotte, GERD, heartburn, nausea, SouthPark, Standard Process, Supplements.

Breathe Easier

Do you suffer from pollen, seasonal and other stresses?  Do your allergies prevent you from enjoying an active lifestyle?

So many people turn to different nasal sprays and prescription or over the counter drugs during this time of year.  Rather than using a drug to artificially force a reaction in your body, why not support your body's natural defenses?

Specialized cells of your immune system release histamine when challenged by things you breathe, eat or touch such as pollen, dust, dander, etc. However, histamine is not the root of your body's response.  Histamine may cause the outward responses you see and feel, like itchy watery eyes, runny nose, post nasal drip, sneezing, etc, but the problem stems from a shift in your body's defense systems.  Building up these defenses helps keep histamine at acceptable levels.

We offer many whole food supplements that will help your body naturally defend itself from indoor and outdoor stresses.  We can help you return to an active lifestyle, indoors and out.

This season, defend yourself against pollen, seasonal and other stresses with the highest quality natural solutions.  We can help you and your family enjoy being outdoors again.

Posted in Healthy Lifestyle. Tagged as Allergies, dust, itchy eyes, natural cure, pollen, post nasal drip, red eyes, sneezing, watery eyes.

The Most Insidious Nutritional Deficiency in America

Vitamin B complex deficiency is a serious problem because most Americans, particularly children and teens, have it.  Vitamin B complex deficiency causes a syndrome that mimics dozens of other mental and physical conditions.  Millions of people are treated with powerful drugs and surgery for conditions caused by B Complex Deficiency Syndrome (BCDS) because they are diagnosed as having other conditions.

BCDS causes more problems than all other nutritional deficiencies and imbalances.  Symptoms can range from emotional disorders (such as depression, confusion, illogical fears and even suicide) to heart disorders (such as heart failure, complete heart block, cardiac arrhythmias) and more.  With children, the emotional problems are more severe and can include depression, nervousness, anxiety, irritability, mental fatigue, manic depression, paranoiac thinking, hostility, rage, vague and morbid fears and worse.

BCDS can also cause severe nerve and muscle problems.  The B vitamins including B4, the "unknown" B vitamin, are essential to proper nerve function in the body.  Without proper nerve function, muscles, including the heart, suffer.  The near paralysis of the heart muscle that occurs with BCDS of the heart ends up being diagnosed as congestive heart failure, bundle branch arrhythmia, fibrillation, or any of a dozen other names.  Instead of being treated for the root cause, BCDS, patients are instead treated with drugs to force the heart to beat stronger, faster, slower, etc.  Without addressing BCDS, these treatments, which do not cure heart disease and simply buy time, are akin to whipping a tired horse.

The answer is not a "mega B complex" from your local pharmacy or "health" food store.  The problem with these vitamins is that they are isolated synthetic fractions of the B complex rather than the complete B complex.  They are primarily missing vitamin B4.  

Vitamin B4 and all the other B vitamins come from raw, organic foods and extracts.  We have learned that when it comes to serious heart problems, B vitamins only work in their complete and proper combination.  Unfortunately, the foods richest in B vitamins are those that almost no one eats, especially in the amounts needed.  They include a special yeast, wheat germ, adrenals, liver beet root juice, rice bran, carrots and more.  Since eating pounds of these foods is impossible, we instead turn to Whole Food Supplement made from these sources and processed without heat or chemicals to maintain their vital life force.

If you or someone you know suffers from heart disease, emotional problems, nerve and muscle problems or just wants to maintain normal strength as you age, it is vital that you treat the underlying source.  In children, it is critical that they get real vitamin B to have a fair chance at developing normally.

Contact Charlotte Natural Healing in SouthPark.  If you don't take the time for your health now, you will need to take the time for your sickness later on.

Posted in Healthy Lifestyle, Nutritional Healing. Tagged as anxiety, charlotte, chiropractor, depression, fatigue, heart, SouthPark.

Chiropractic Helps Kids With Chronic Conditions

New research suggests that more families are turning to chiropractic to help their children improve their health. A recent study from the journal Pediatrics surveyed 900 parents of children with various chronic conditions.
In one group of parents, 71% of children had received some form of alternative therapy like chiropractic. In fact, chiropractic was one of the most common complementary therapies used, along with massage, relaxation, and aromatherapy.

Families faced with managing chronic conditions often grow wary of relying too heavily on drugs, surgery, and invasive procedures. That's why many parents seek natural, safe solutions for their child's health.Studies show chiropractic can ease symptoms in kids with chronic pain, in addition to improving their overall wellness.

I see many children on a regular basis and routinely adjust infants as young as a few weeks old.  One of the most common issues I see in young babies is an immature digestive system which can lead to colic, frequent spitting up after meals (reflux type symptoms), constipation and more.

As children reach school age, they move faster and fall harder.  It is important that their spine and nervous system be checked and any misalignments be corrected early.

The chiropracitc adjustment that you recieve is not the same one that an infant or child would receive.  It is very gentle and most children leave the office smiling and laughing!

Reference
Adams D, et al. Complementary and alternative medicine use by pediatric specialty outpatients. Pediatrics 2013; doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-1220.

Posted in Chiropractic, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutritional Healing. Tagged as baby, children, chiropractic, colic, constipation, infants, reflux.

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Why Chiropractic is the Best Solution for Sciatica Pain


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Sciatica pain is often so debilitating that it forces people to miss work and other normal activities.  Of all patients with low-back pain, sciatica patients have the highest level of disability (1).  In fact, patients with sciatica are disabled for an average of 72 days according to Norwegian public-health records.
Fortunately, a recent study offers hope to sciatica patients: chiropractic care can speed the recovery from sciatica flare ups and allow patients to return to work sooner (2).

The study evaluated 44 Norwegian workers after they came to the hospital with severe sciatica pain. Most of those patients had been experiencing pain for three or more weeks prior to their hospital visit.
The hospital chiropractor examined each patient to evaluate his/her posture and gait, range of motion, and palpation of the lumbar spine.

The chiropractic then performed various joint adjustments to the spine and other limbs that had been injured through patients compensating for pain. Ice treatment was also used to relieve soft tissue soreness.Patients were treated daily in the hospital and later three times a week for the first two weeks. Some patients needed additional follow-up treatment but typically did not exceed 14 treatments.

In matter of 21 days, 91% of patients returned to work full-time. Two patients returned to work part time. Researchers concluded this study demonstrates the potent benefits of collaboration between chiropractors and orthopedic surgeons. Chiropractic care can put an end to your sciatica pain so you can begin living your life fully again.

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  1. Arana E, Marti-Bonmati L, Vega M, et al. Relationship between low back pain, disability, MR imaging findings and health care provider. Skeletal Radiology 2006;35(9):641-7.
  2. Orlin JR, Didriksen A. Results of chiropractic treatment of lumbopelvic fixation in 44 patients admitted to an orthopedic department. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007;30:135-139.