Thursday, February 21, 2008

A departure from the regular blog to stop and appreciate life

The Brick!!! Read It.

A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood
street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for
kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when
he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared .
Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door! He slammed on the
brakes and backed the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been
thrown. The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car shouting, 'What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That's a new car and that brick you threw
is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?' The young boy was
apologetic. 'Please, mister...please, I'm sorry but I didn't know what
else to do,' He pleaded. 'I threw the brick because no one else would
With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed
to a spot just around a parked car. 'It's my brother, 'he said. 'He
rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift
him up.'

Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, 'Would you please help
me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for

Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in
his throat. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the
wheelchair, then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh
scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything was going to be
okay. 'Thank you and may God bless you,' the grateful child told the
stranger. Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy! push
his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home.

It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very
noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side
door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message: 'Don't go
through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get
your attention!' God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts.
Sometimes when we don't have time to listen, He has to throw a brick
at us. It's our choice to listen or not.

Thought for the Day:

If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.

If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.

He sends you flowers every spring.

He sends you a sunrise every morning Face it, friend - He is crazy about

Send this to every 'beautiful person' you wish to bless.

God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow,sun without
rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears,
and light for the way.

Read this line very slowly and let it sink in...

If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

Pass this message on to people you care about.

Myths about fever

Myths about fever

Myth: All fevers are bad for children.
Fact: Fevers turn on the body's immune system. Fevers are one of the body's protective mechanisms. Most fevers are good for children and help the body fight infection.

Myth: Fevers cause brain damage or fevers above 104°F (40°C) are dangerous.
Fact: Fevers with infections don't cause brain damage. Only body temperatures above 108°F (42.2°C) can cause brain damage. Fevers only go this high with high environmental temperatures (e.g.., confined to a closed car).

Myth: Anyone can have a febrile seizure.
Fact: Only 4 percent of children can have a febrile seizure.

Myth: Febrile seizures are harmful.
Fact: Febrile seizures are scary to watch, but they usually stop within 5 minutes. They cause no permanent harm.

Myth: All fevers need to be treated with fever medicine.
Fact: Fevers only need to be treated if they cause discomfort. Usually fevers don't cause any discomfort until they go above 102° or 103°F (39° or 39.5°C).

Myth: Without treatment, fevers will keep going higher.
Fact: Wrong. Fevers from infection top out at 105° or 106°F (40..6° or 41.1°C), due to a thermostat in the brain.

Myth: With treatment, fevers should come down to normal.
Fact: With treatment, fevers usually come down 2° or 3°F (1° or 1.5°C).

Myth: If the fever doesn't come down (if you can't "break the fever"), the cause is serious.
Fact: Fevers that don't respond to fever medicine can be caused by viruses or bacteria. It doesn't relate to the seriousness of the infection.

Myth: If the fever is high, the cause is serious.
Fact: If your child looks very sick, the cause of the fever is serious.

Myth: The exact number of the temperature is very important.
Fact: How your child looks is what's important.

Myth: Oral temperatures 98.7° to 100°F (37.1° to 37.8°C) are low-grade fevers.
Fact: Oral temperatures 98.7° to 100°F (37.1° to 37.8°C) are normal temperature variations--often peaking in the late afternoon and evening. For rectal temperatures, normal elevations are 99.5° to 100.3°F (37.5° to 37.9°C).

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

How to Change From Fat Storing to Fat Burning

When leptin levels are high, the body goes into a fat storage mode
Low leptin levels also stop food cravings
Fasting Leptin levels of 10 or more should be addressed
High fiber diet, reduce refined carbs, increase omega 3’s

Thursday, February 7, 2008

96.5% of the population are deficient in Iodine

Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can't Live Without It

Dr. Brownstein has expanded and updated this book with all the latest information about iodine. The entire book has been updated with new case histories. In addition, there are three NEW chapters which provide information about:

  • What iodine does in the body
  • Why autoimmune thyroid disorders form from a low iodine state
  • Why it is so important to ensure an adequate selenium intake

Dr. Brownstein feels iodine is the most misunderstood nutrient. He feels it is impossible to achieve your optimal health when there is iodine deficiency present. This book provides information on how iodine therapy can help:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Detoxification
  • Fatigue
  • Fibrocystic Breasts
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Improve the Immune System

This book will show you Dr. Brownstein’s latest research about iodine. He feels a large segment of the population is currently suffering from iodine deficiency. Ensuring adequate iodine levels is essential to helping you achieve your optimal health. Dr. Brownstein will provide you with all new information on the importance of iodine.

Acupuncture May Help Women Conceive

Yahoo report on what acupuncturists have known for 3000 years. Another report that one of our fertility patients (non-IVF) who has a wonderful baby girl now sent to us and is coming in for her second baby.

For thos of you who like CNN, here is their copy.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Toxin Traces Found in Umbilical Cord Blood

While we're on the topic of toxins for baby, guess how many toxins are being passed down from mom to baby? Approximately 300. This is one reason I have developed a detoxification protocol for my fertility patients. For ones seeking fertility through IVF with acupuncture assist I recommend holding off for one cycle to detox so it will reduce the toxic burden that would have been passed on to the fetus which may have increased the chances of miscarriage.

An article from, reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

CBS5 has their own medical correspondent Kim Mulvihill, M.D. independently report on this issue.

More toxins, this time for BABY!

Today's USA Today report on hidden toxins for baby, causing reproductive impairment. Same as the last article in our blog!