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alternet.org

August 10, 2012

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is engaged in a turf war over the right to give nutritional advice -- and sell it to the highest bidder.

When Steve Cooksey was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, a registered dietician advised him to eat a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet. Rather than follow that advice blindly, Cooksey read the available scientific literature and decided to do roughly the opposite of what he'd been advised. He proceeded to lose 78 pounds on a high-fat, low-carb diet that was nearly absent of processed foods. Cooksey's blood-sugar level dropped into the normal range, and he was cleared by his doctor to stop taking insulin. Three years later, Cooksey remains slim and healthy, but now finds himself with a different sort of diet problem, thanks to a letter he received from the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition. It accused him of practicing nutrition counseling without a license, and threatened to charge him with crimes that could result in jail time if he refused to make changes to his blog, diabetes-warrior.net.

npr.org

by Scott Hensley

August 2, 2012

For a time, posture contests were all the rage. They gave chiropractors a public relations boost when the profession was fighting for respect. The pageants helped build goodwill and support for licensure, a chiropractic historian says.

Hug says the contests date to the 1920s, but they became the rage during the '50s and '60s. Contestants were typically judged on beauty and poise, posture, and X-rays to evaluate their spinal structure. "In those days, nobody was concerned about radiation," Hug says.

kingstoncommunitynews.com

by Thomas Lamar

July 31, 2012

My problem is that after all these years of going to a good chiropractor, I became very sensitive about when I have a subluxation. It was like this external force was helping me and had become an addiction. Then I suffered when I didn't have it.

Each of our bodies has an incredible inborn intelligence that enables us to adapt to the multitude of stressors that we inevitably encounter each day. Most of the time, our bodies readily engage in this "dance of life" without issue. It's when these stresses become chronic and over-bearing that our bodies resort to adaptations that grab our attention (i.e. they produce symptoms). Often these adaptations are a requirement for vital, bodily functioning to continue - even if it means the adaptation is not ideal for the long-term health of the body.

news.com.au

by Tory Shepherd

July 20, 2012

Chiropractic care is an alternative medicine based on the belief that "subluxations" in the spine cause a range of ailments, which can be treated by manipulating the spine.

"Immediately after birth, Chirochild practitioners are qualified to assess the nerves, muscles and joints of all babies. After living in a cramped uterus, and the trauma of vaginal and caesarean deliveries, newborn checks are sought by more and more people." Sydney's Family First Chiropractic even believes babies can benefit before they are born, by ensuring mothers are free from subluxations.

virtual-strategy.com

July 16, 2012

LAS VEGAS - The Neck and Back Clinics in Las Vegas, NV is encouraging patients who struggle with chronic neck and back pain to consider chiropractic care.

According to chiropractor Dr. Benjamin S. Lurie, chiropractic adjustments have successfully helped thousands of his patients when traditional medical care was unable to provide sufficient pain relief. Chiropractic adjustments are an alternative treatment for relieving pain following a car accident injury. Dr. Lurie says that many patients choose spinal adjustments over medication and before considering surgery.

mercedsunstar.com

by Joshua Emerson Smith

July 15, 2012

YOSEMITE -- The permit process to climb Half Dome has made the iconic destination safer and more enjoyable, according to park officials.

But hikers making their way up the set of steel cables on the final 400-foot ascent must still cope with the inevitable moment when a nervous hiker freezes up, forcing the entire line into a vertical midair traffic jam on the side of the 8,800-foot granite monolith. It is dangerous especially if you're not prepared, said Duane Poslusny, a law enforcement ranger who checks permits using an iPad at the area known as the Sub-Dome.

chiroeco.com

by Laura Laing

July 14, 2012

New chiropractors are well advised to study those with more experience. But you can learn a lot from those who are just starting out of the gate, too.

But of course the Internet is useful in a variety of ways - not the least of which is marketing. "When I was in practice 40 years ago, you had to be listed in the Yellow Pages," Singer says. These days, the advice is different for the 1,000 practices he consults with each year. "Patients don't find you in the Yellow Pages. They find you on the Internet." But this isn't news, right? "You would be surprised at how many established chiropractors have no website or don't know what social media is," notes Nona Djavid, DC. In 2008, she started two businesses: her own practice and MyChiroPractice Inc., a marketing and branding company exclusively for chiropractors.

stuff.co.nz

July 4, 2012

Manawatu chiropractor Greg Oke's skills won't be needed at the London Olympics, thanks to a "polyclinic" in London which has put him out of the job.

Oke has been to two Olympics as the New Zealand team chiropractor - Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008 - and was also part of the teams that went to the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in 2006 and Delhi in 2010.

wahpetondailynews.com

June 15, 2012

Many don't think of the chiropractor as a source to utilize while potty training. But it may be one that could pay off the most in the end. If your child is having a challenge getting the hang of it, consider seeing your chiropractor.

Having your child adjusted in the areas of the spine that have nervous system control over the bladder are critical to their controlling of the bladder. In addition, at Hornstein Family Chiropractic, we will give you a full list of the things to avoid while potty training. These things allow the child the ability to hold their bladder without interference.

therecord.com

June 14, 2012

Family doctors working closely with chiropractors to ease a patient's low back pain can lead to fast and effective treatment, a pilot project found.

Doctors reported sending fewer patients for tests and surgical specialists after an assessment and recommendations by a chiropractor during the Ministry of Health-funded study by the Ontario Chiropractic Association. The traditional route is referring patients to an orthopedic surgeon and ordering MRIs to determine if surgery is necessary, a long process and in most cases surgery is not warranted. Meanwhile, a patient can often become inactive out of fear of further aggravating the condition and simply because of the discomfort.