Here’s a few new ones for you…
FOOD FIGHT, SERIOUSLY- There is a food fight spreading across the nation. Not the lunchroom food slinging type, but a different type altogether. In this food fight, consumers are trying to force the government into passing laws that require companies that make our food to honestly list exactly what we are eating.
In the past, food giants like Monsanto have been able to coerce the government policy makers into not requiring them to tell consumers when they were using Genetically Modified Organisms and other possibly detrimental products in their foods. The public has consistently asked that all ingredients be listed on food labels so that they know what they and their families are eating. But the Food Giants have deep pockets, and no progress had been made.
However, the public dissent has grown to the point that this is beginning to change. As of right now, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Vermont and Washington state all have legislative acts being put forward to require labeling of all ingredients being used in our food supply.
DR. ROBERT BRULEY GOES TO CHIROPRACTIC SCHOOL- Robert Bruley is a medical doctor trained at the Mayo Medical School who decided to go to Chiropractic school a few years back, both as a teacher and a student. When asked why he decided to go to Chiropractic school, he said that it was not because he was against medicine, but he did feel that the entire Medical System was a band-aid approach to healthcare, simply covering up symptoms without actually trying to get to the root cause of the problem.
He also noted a disdain for the current insurance climate. He said that the way things were set up now, doctors were basically forced to move as many patients through their offices as possible, in as short a time as possible, and to dish out as many medications as possible.
When asked about the degree of education in Chiropractic schools compared to Medical schools, he intimated that it would not be completely fair to judge, since his medical education was years ago, but that he was amazed at how extensive Chiropractic education is. He said that Chiropractic training in the basic sciences like microbiology, biochemistry, physiology and even radiology were far superior to what he had learned.
He also added that Chiropractors get to touch people, something the medical profession did not do any more, and that chiropractic patients tended to be far more educated about health, prevention, maintenance and overall were a far healthier group of people, more willing to do things for their health than the typical medical patient, who simply wanted a pill or surgery to fix it all.
ANONYMOUS HEADACHE QUOTE- I cannot find the author of this quote, is was a cutout in my pile of research, and the author was cut off. I thought it would still be a good one to pass on…
“Some brilliant people have put their hearts, souls and minds to this headache problem and haven’t come up with anything. All we’ve been able to do is to treat people with an array of medicines, one after the other, and hope the side effects won’t be too bad.
“We couldn’t believe it at first. We’ve been able to put together a scientific explanation for how neck structures cause headaches – not all headaches, but a significant number of them.”
“It’s true that chiropractors have been saying this for years. Unfortunately, many medical doctors tend to have a jaundiced view of chiropractors, but they were right about headaches.”
Hope this helps,
Dr Matt and Dr Robin
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This week’s bit of Useless Information: Four people played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy: David Prowse was his body, James Earl Jones did the voice, Sebastian Shaw was his face, and a fourth person did his breathing.
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