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EMFs, are they safe?

Feel like a lab rat sometimes? Are EMFs safe for us, or not? ElectroMagnetic Frequencies: The most common sources are electrical wires, electric motors, power lines, metal pipes (plumbing), wireless devices and cordless phones. Now before you yell at me, "Of course EMFs are not safe!" understand they are part of our environment for good.  I have compiled some links to follow that outline tips and techniques to make your EMF space more habitable. Some people feel EMFs bother them, while others do not. In the more holistic health fields, we find that a strong immune system is the best defense for our cells. Almost all of the people I have met who have EMF sensitivities also have less than optimal immune responses.  So take a look at this information and feel free to share it. You may want to make some improvements to your environment, just to be safer or protect a loved one. EMFs: Locating the source and decreasing the radiation Meters for testing

What are all those letters after your name?

Somebody just asked me, "What does cabin mean after your name?" HaHa. means I did a very long course through the Carrick Institute then took a test, passed, and got a certificate showing I am board certified in nutrition and neurochemistry. We covered all the neurotransmitters, some anemias and autoimmune aspects and so much more! (2011) PAK: Professional Applied Kinesiology (1983) DCN: Diplomate Clinical Nutrition (2015) DCBCN: Chiropractic Diplomate in Clinical Nutrition (2015) ...oh, DC: Doctor of Chiropractic (1986) Every year, chiropractors in California are required to fulfill a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education, approved by the board. And, there is no upper limit on continuing ed. So, technically, the longer you're a DC, the more you know!

Why Are You Poisoning Your Children?

Concerned, conscientious parents make choices for their kids to cut fat, sugar, cholesterol, calories and often end up exposing children to chemicals. Sucralose, Sweet n Low, NutraSweet, Truvia, Aspartame, Sorbitol, are a few sugar replacements that have potential side effects.   These non-nutritive sweeteners are derived from anything from corn to chemicals. Sucralose, which once seemed like a safe alternative, has gone through 21 processing steps and will create symptoms such as headaches for some people. Aspartame has been shown to be a neurotoxin, sorbitol may be a trigger for cancer cells, and Truvia is chemically modified stevia.   Risking chemical burdens that alter your child’s DNA transcription or liver function does not sound like a good idea to me.   Get these out of your child’s diet NOW.   Go back to using small amounts of natural sugars. Coconut sugar is a great way to lower the glycemic index of foods and works well for baking. Try Coconut World’s link: http://www.

The Way to Your Health is Through Your Stomach

Deal Breakers are barriers to health. One of those Deal Breakers is Gut Health. While most do not consciously appropriately feed themselves in a timely and nutritious fashion; most certainly all who have made poor dietary or tainted dietary choices realize the true meaning of “deal breaker.”   The GI tract can make or break your day.   There is no going to work, going shopping, taking a test, getting a good night’s sleep or enjoying a walk in the park when the gut is “off.” In the same way, there is no hope for proper hormone function, blood sugar regulation, mental focus, or digestion and absorption of nutrients when the gut is “off.”   So what can tip us off to a primary gut-related cause of illness?   The most obvious symptom is pain.   Others include: indigestion relieved by antacid use, bloating, irregular bowel habits, discolored bowel elimination or foul odor, tender abdomen to the touch, queasy or nauseous feeling, acne or skin blemishes, foggy brain, headaches, joint p


Sun block protective for damaging sun rays (UVa and UVb) can in itself be damaging.   It is challenging to find a sun block that is void of parabens, benzones, salates, phenols, and PABA.   Actually, it is impossible in some markets.   These chemicals will bind to cell receptors in the human body and block, fool, or change the natural healthy cell activity.   The damaging results can result in breast development in men and boys, hormone imbalances leading to early menses in girls, and damage to the naturally protective acid mantle of the skin layer which may increase the risk of some skin cancers. No sunscreen can lead to over-exposure burns to the skin.   Over exposed skin over the years can create damage to the cell’s DNA leading to many types of skin cancers.   Avoiding sunscreen’s potentially toxic effects can lead to disaster, just as using chemically inappropriate sunscreen might.   So the dilemma is upon us.   Settling for a sun block that has only a couple of the damaging i

Tips for Radiation Protection

Please find below an article by my collegue, Dr. Jim. You will find my recommendations at the end.   Dr. Doreo Healthy Tips for Protecting Your Body from Radiation and Nuclear Fallout James P. Blumenthal, DC, DACBN, FACFN  I spent a bit of time online earlier today checking and responding to some Facebook sites that were discussing or looking for information on protecting ourselves from what appears to be the coming radiation from the reactor explosions and meltdowns following the tsunamis in Japan. One of the results was that I was asked to post some information to help all of us separate physiology from hysteria. Let's talk about protecting ourselves and our loved ones from the fall-out. Most of the discussions I have seen so far are focused on taking iodine, particularly potassium iodide. So, let's talk about the use of potassium iodide, also known by its chemical abbreviation "KI". If you are within 10-50 miles of a reactor meltdown, radioactive io

Managing Holiday Stress

Managing holiday stress Forget it, I am not going to recommend you “reduce your stress.” The end of the year brings additional stress with Holiday demands and expectations.  It brings parties and additional social gatherings requiring your time and energy.  For most of this these obligations are taxing.  Being obligations does not mean they are unpleasant, they are simply extra work, bringing extra stress. What do I recommend for managing holiday stress?  Eat well.  And when you can’t:                Gluten Flam for the cookies, breads and cakes that will only serve to make you fat and stupid otherwise!                HCl Prozyme, DigestizymeV, or Spectrazyme for the difficult to digest meals.                Intesol for heart burn due to dietary indiscretion.                Adaptocrine or Adreset to adapt the adrenal glands to extra stress; or if you are REALLY stressed out and depleted, Adrenozyme or Adrenogen.  Liquid B12 Max is a powerful energy booster.          

IBS: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Dr. Nancy Doreo “It is estimated that one in five adult Americans have symptoms of IBS...” ALTH Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is an inflammatory intestinal condition and the most common digestive disorder seen by physicians. It is estimated that one in five adult Americans have symptoms of IBS, although fewer than half of them seek help for it. Twice as many women suffer from the condition than men. This disorder is also sometimes called intestinal neurosis, mucous colitis, spastic colitis, or spastic colon. The normally rhythmic muscular contractions of the digestive tract become irregular and uncoordinated with IBS. This interferes with the normal movement of food and waste materials, and leads to malabsorption of nutrients and the accumulation of mucous and toxins in the intestine. This accumulated material sets up a partial obstruction of the digestive tract, trapping gas and stools, which in turn causes bloating, distention(abdomen protruding

Jaw Pain

Jaw pain can be excruciating and crippling. The common signs of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction are: TMJ pain, limitation of mouth opening, pain in the chewing muscles, grating or clicking joint sounds and deviation of the mouth on opening. Others include: locking of the jaw, pain in the head, neck, face and/or shoulders, a sudden change of the way the teeth fit together. Any of these signs and symptoms warrants a complete examination of the TMJ and surrounding structures from your practitioner specializing in applied kinesiology. Injuries to the jaw range from athletics, fighting, biting down too hard, poor dentition, bruxism (nighttime tooth grinding), auto accidents, clenching, pathologies and arthritis. All are subject to causing brief or long-term dysfunction. The jaw joint itself is comprised of a socket, formed by cranial bones in front of the ear, and the lower jaw, mandible, which has two surfaces protruding upward. One protrusion closest

Nerve Entrapment

Nerve entrapment can be painful and debilitating. Problems with nerves can occur not only in the spine but also along the path the nerve takes through the torso and extremities. Nerves can be trapped between bones, muscles, and other tissues in any given area. An applied kinesiology specialist is trained to identify the cause of soft tissue nerve entrapment, isolate and treat the key issues, and teach selfcare to maintain correction. These types of injuries are very common in sports or repetitive stress activities on the job. Nerve injuries can cause pain, weakness or numbing sensations. In this manner, they mimic spinal problems and are many times misdiagnosed. For example, when there is weakness in the hand or you wake up and your hand is stiff and has “fallen asleep,” you think it is a problem with your wrist or hand. The problem may very well be that the nerves are trapped under a muscle that is too short and tight where the nerve exits your chest going in


Methylation is the addition of a methyl group to a molecule or the replacement of an atom or atom group in a molecule with a methyl group. It all sounds like greek and, probably, not that important to you. Even most doctors likely don’t know much, if anything about it. Yet, arguably, methylation may be the most important biochemical process in your body and the most important consideration when your health is in question, especially when nothing seems to help and the doctors you’ve seen just can’t seem to figure out what is causing all the problem. Because cell division and the manufacture of proteins and enzymes within each cell depends on methylation, a huge range of health problems can be due to impaired methylation. Low methylation impairs the production of CoQ10 and can lead to high homocysteine levels in your system resulting in inflammation and damage to the heart and blood vessels. Fatigue is a common symptom associated with this problem because Co

Biofilms: A Cause Chronic Illness

You may not be familiar with the term "biofilm," but you have certainly encountered biofilm on a regular basis. The plaque that forms on your teeth and causes tooth decay is one type of bacterial biofilm. The "gunk" that clogs your drains is also biofilm. If you have ever walked in a stream or river, you have probably slipped on biofilm-coated rocks. They’re found in natural environments such as hot springs, rivers and streams, lakes, and tide pools, to man-made and industrial environments such as water and drainage pipes, sanitation systems, house-hold sinks, toilets, and showers, and even in the water tanks of nuclear power plants. Biofilms avidly colonize many household surfaces, including toilets, sinks, countertops, and cutting boards in the kitchen and bath. Poor disinfection practices and ineffective cleaning products may increase the incidence of illnesses associated with pathogenic organisms in the household environment. Biofilms f

Craniosacral Mechanism

On The Fundamental Importance of Your Head So many health problems arise from a mechanism in the body about which the majority of doctors are unaware: the cranial-sacral mechanism. Members of the osteopathic and chiropractic professions have made a major effort to understand dysfunction in this area and to correct it. Unfortunately this knowledge has not been widely dispersed, and a majority of individuals continue to suffer with health problems which could be corrected if a larger number of doctors were aware of the wide range of problems developing from disturbances in the mechanics of the human head. ! Many of the areas in which application of the cranial concept might be of great benefit are controlled by specialists who are not yet aware of this very potent and vital tool for their patients. These specialties include pediatrics, obstetrics, dentistry, psychiatry, ear-nose-and-throat doctors, and the general practitioner. Other conditions that may be

Sick or Health Care

US healthcare is the most expensive in the world and rated 72nd in overall level of health when compared to 191 member nations included in a 1997 study by The World Health Organization (WHO). In 2007, 45% of Americans were living with one or more chronic diseases and that 45% accounted for 75% of the almost $2.4 trillion spent on health care that year. If we compare ourselves to Japan, the industrialized nation with the longest life expectancy (82.07 years), we spend more than twice as much per capita on health care. About $3 out of every $4 spent on healthcare is used to treat chronic and degenerative illnesses with many of these resulting from or being compounded by lifestyle habits. Examples of these illnesses are heart disease, stroke, lung disease, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, and many digestive, inflammatory, and hormonal illnesses. What is Health? It is essential to help sick people get well. But, how did they get sick in the first pla

Gait and Health...Are you walking right?

Normal Gait Is Essential If your feet function as they are designed to the nerve endings in the joints and soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, tendons, connective tissues, and skin) send information to your central nervous system so that your brain knows that it is standing or walking. When you meet these criteria you have a natural and function gait. ! This extremely complex neurological process is essential for organization of muscle tone and coordination throughout your body. It is also essential for neurological organization of your nervous system as a whole and Dr. Walther considered gait dysfunction to be the second most common cause of neurological disorganization. ! Normally Walking Is Therapy If all of the nerve endings of your foot and ankle send the correct information concerning position, movement, and pressure to your nervous system, your brain will then “know what to tell each muscle in your body to do” in order for your posture and movement to

Is Your Nervous System Disorganized?

When you are healthy, your nervous system will function in a predictable manner. Nervous system function can be observed by testing muscle strength using applied kinesiology. During movement it is correct for some muscles to be strong (facilitated) and others to be weak (inhibited). For instance, when you flex your elbow, your biceps muscle should be strong/ facilitated and the muscle that would normally extend your elbow, your triceps muscle, should be inhibited. This phenomenon is called reciprocal inhibition and it is essential for your nervous system to be organized and your posture and movement to be efficient and pain free. ! If your nervous system is functioning in a predictable and organized manner and in a fashion appropriate to the environment, it is regulating your posture, movement, and internal processes optimally. This is the state of neurological organization and it is the goal of applied kinesiology healthcare. ! Neurological Disorganization N

Applied Kinesiology is the Answer

Over 75% of the trillions health care dollars spent in the US are not spent on infectious or traumatic diseases, but on diseases that people develop when their bodies no longer function properly. There is a form of health care that is devoted to restoring and maintaining the normal function of the body throughout life, and Applied Kinesiology is the state-of-the-art. When you are treated by an Applied Kinesiologist, you directly experience your body function being evaluated and restored. When you experience improved strength, range of motion, and other measures during treatment you are observing AK corrections restoring normal function to your body systems. Your Applied Kinesiologist re-aligns bones in your body and re-sets muscles to function properly, because muscles move bones. The structural, mechanical correction of misaligned bones is greatly enhanced by the normal function of the muscles that support whatever joint is involved. And when your joints funct