June 2011


Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a degenerative, immune or autoimmune disease resulting in loss of the waxy like substance called myelin sheath that covers nerves and allows them to rapidly transmit nerve impulses.

Did you know?

(1) BBC News reports: “Just by analyzing sunlight, they (researchers) could explain 61% or the variation in the numbers of MS cases across England. However, when they combined the effect of sunlight and glandular fever (caused by Epstein Barr Virus), 72% of the variation in MS cases could be explained.” Translation: by getting enough sunlight and improving your immune system, you have a 72% less chance of getting MS

(2) Over time the loss of proper nerve conductance leads to:  (A) Sensory Disturbances (numbness and tingling, itching, pain, electric shocks) (B) Motor Disturbances (Paralysis, loss of muscle tone,  tremors, slurred speech, foot drags) (C) Balance and Coordination Disturbances ( tripping, falling, shaking, loss of coordination, inner ear problems) (D) Visual Disturbances ( blurred vision, double vision, abnormal pupil responses, flashing lights, jerky eye movements (E) Bowel, bladder, and sexual symptoms ( urinary urgency, urinary retention, bowel incontinence, inability to achieve orgasm, impotence) (F) cognitive Disorders (memory and recall problems)

(3) Immune system deficits and Vitamin D deficiency explain most MS cases. Research has confirmed that the farther you live from the equator (less sun) the greater the chances for MS. The rate of MS doubles if you spend your pubescent years in the northern U.S. compared the southern U.S.. Journal of Neurology, April 2010 concludes that there is a pressing need to study vitamin D and the Epstein Barr Virus.

(4) Research clearly indicates that Vitamin D positively alters cytokines (cellular messengers) that influence, for good or bad, inflammation.

Dr. Brown’s fine tips on boosting your immune system and decreasing the probability of autoimmune disorders including MS:

* make sure your Vitamin D levels (determined on blood lab testing) are between 45-65 ng/ml and if you already have cancer, MS or an other autoimmune disorder take between 70- 95ng/ml.

* Eliminate sugars and most fructose (no more than 20-30 grams per day. Avoid all sugar substitutes including corn syrup, processed fruit juices,  and aspartame products.

* Eliminate dairy/milk products (associated with increased MS)

*Load up on Omega 3 Fatty Acids ( important anti-inflammatory essentials that almost every American is deficient in)

* Check iron levels because many Americans have EXCESS iron which stresses the immune system

* Decrease stress (easier said than done)

If you have ever wondered of chiropractic nutritional approaches can help, see your chiropractor or chiropractors or better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself Dr. Scott Brown.

At Brown Chiropractic Neurology, we take care of immune systems in treatment and prevention. Call us today for and appointment.(303)-986-7600. Proudly serving Denver, Lakewood, Arvada, Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen.

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In part 1, we talked about the causes, conditions, and brain changes in Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Today we will expand upon these topics.

MISFIRING IN AUTISM
* poor body awareness
* retention of primitive motor reflexes which interfere with development
* poor social skills and abnormal emotions
* poor fine and gross motor skills
* poor eye coordination
* sensory processing problems
* rapid heart rate
* digestive weaknesses
* food sensitivities
* compromised immune system
* academic and cognitive problems

WHAT’S GOING ON?

* Once thought a social problem, it is now known to be a central processing problem
* Motor and gait abnormalities
* Distraction due to faulty sensory input
* Overwhelm due to lack of assimilation
* Communication problems with repetitive behavior (Perseveration)
* Causes: small brain areas in the parietal lobe, vermis of cerebellum, corpus callosum, anterior cingulate, and striatum.
* Increased Serotonin levels in the blood
* Abnormalities in inflammatory responses leading to social withdrawal,fear of new stimuli, and sleep disorders
* Abnormal rapid eye movements leading to inability to attend stimuli
* Averted gaze of human faces

ASSOCIATED SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS

* Strongly associated with autoimmune disorders in relatives
* Excessive innate immune responses associated with gastrointestinal disorders
* Deficits in postural stability, posture, balance, and eye movements
* Respond to negative emotion
* Decreased motor skills
* Can’t understand non-verbal communication
* Stereotypical behavior

If you have wondered if chiropractic approaches can help see a chiropractor or chiropractors or see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself, Dr. Scott Brown.

As stated in part 1, these conditions can be changed. This is not a lifetime sentence but it does require work. Call  us today at Brown Chiropractic Neurology (303) 986-7600. Proudly serving Golden, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Denver, Lakewood, and Evergreen.

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A big part of my practice is treating learning, sensory/motor processing, and developmental disorders. There are no drug “cures” for these disorders. Research shows that  Autistic children have under developed (smaller than normal) areas of the brain in  the frontal lobe, basal ganglia, and cerebellum. The rise in Autism has been the subject of great controversy. In 1980, there was no doctor trained for treating Autism because it was largely unknown (less than 1 in 100,000 cases). Today the estimates are in the 1 in100 range. Unbelievable right? One argument, put forth by the profit driven drug industry which makes big dollars on vaccination programs, is that it is genetic. Scientifically speaking, gene mutations in populations cannot occur quickly enough to account for the exponential rise in Autism in just 30 years. Clearly there are other factors. On the other side are the anti-vaccination party who think that the mercury in vaccines is (or was) purely responsible for the rise.

In my opinion, the problem is a societal one that includes a number of factors:

(1) the rise of toxic processed foods, water, air, and pharmaceuticals

(2) lack of exercise

(3) Computer and TV babysitting

(4) Absentee parenting

(5) Stress

(6) Obesity

(7) Heavy metals (including vaccine loads)

THE BRAIN CAN CHANGE

(1) Autistic problems have solutions

(2) Medications aren’t the answer

(3)  Conditions can be reversed

(4) This is one problem with one solution

(5) This is one case where you don’t accentuate the positive, you accentuate the negative (side of the brain)

HOW CHIROPRACTIC NEUROLOGY or  YOUR CHIROPRACTOR WORKS

(1) Kinesthetic stimulation to the side of decreased brain or cerebellum

(2) Visual stimulation to the side of decreased brain

(3) Auditory stimulation to the side of decreased brain

(4) Olfactory stimulation to the side of decreased brain

(5) Cognitive exercises to the side of decreased brain

(6) Elimination of primitive reflexes

(7) Elimination of offending foods

(8) Elimination of toxins

CONDITIONS THAT CAN BE REVERSED

ADD/ADHD, Autism/Asperger’s, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, Dyslexia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorders, Tourette’s Syndrom, and Non Verbal Learning Disabilities

NINE UNIQUE THINGS ABOUT AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS: (1) they are not separate but have the same underlying problem -smaller brain areas (2) deficits in clumsiness will occur in 50-100% of these kids (4) bi-pedalism (standing on two feet) leads to brain asymmetry (5) cognitive and motor dysfunction (6) loss of stimulation from postural muscles leads to loss of temporal processing (7) developmental delays (8) the most common problem is gait and posture (9) loss of stimulation from postural muscles results in loss of spatial connections.

If you are wondering if chiropractic can help your child, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself, Dr. Scott Brown.

If you are wondering if chiropractic approaches can help your child, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself Dr. Scott Brown.

If you are wondering if your child is experiencing delays in the areas mentioned above, don’t delay. Call us today at (303) 986-7600. Proudly serving Denver, Lakewood, Arvada, Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen.

Stay tuned for part 2

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That “spare” tire around your waist that people jokingly talk about is one of the surest signs of declining health through Insulin Resistance which can lead to Diabetes. Called visceral fat, this dangerous thick waist is a sign of impending Type 2 Diabetes and a sign that fat is also building up around your internal organs. This is not news to most people. There is strong evidence today that proteins and hormones released by insulin problems cause inflammation which damages arteries and liver function at the same time it negatively effects the way you break down sugars and fats. What is news to most people is that abnormal insulin and leptin are the twin sisters of Diabetes and Obesity. You see, leptin is a hormone that tells you when to stop eating. If it doesn’t, then you will keep eating without a sense of being full. Some people literally eat themselves to death. Leptin is responsible for signaling insulin to bind with receptor sites and when this goes amiss then you can not only become insulin resistant but obese in the process. The only known ways to stabilize insulin and leptin balance is through diet and exercise. Wow, imagine that. Just take care of yourself by exercising discipline in your life.

ARE YOU AT RISK?

MALES: Waist over 40 inches is considered Obesity. Ideal waist measurement is under 36 inches or under.

FEMALES: Waist over 37 inches is considered Obesity.  Ideal waist measurement is 33 inches or under.

**Keys to the kingdom of healthy blood sugar and body fat  are (1) eliminating grains, starches, and potatoes which all turn into sugar (2) eliminating sugars including and especially the dangerous high fructose corn syrups and so called “diet” foods and drinks which actually make you gain weight by increasing your appetite

JETTISON YOUR INNER FAT:

(1) Get plenty of high quality sleep

(2) Exercise regularly and intensely (but be sure to measure your heart rate and make sure it is within your ability)

(3) Reduce stress

(4) Optimize Vitamin D levels

(5) Eat organic

Kevin Patterson MD, in his article “Diseases of Affluence” states, ” No country in the world has the resources to continue to treat Diabetics the way they are being treated now, if the prevalence rates increase at the rates they are increasing.” The CDC estimates that by 2050 1 in 3 American Adults will be Type 2 Diabetics and presently 1 in 4 is either Diabetic or pre-Diabetic.

If you have wondered if chiropractic can help you, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself Dr. Scott Brown.

At Brown Chiropractic Neurology, we are your primary care wellness provider. If you have Hypoglycemia, Insulin Resistance, Obesity, or Diabetes, we can help. Call us today at (303) 986-7600 and find out how. We proudly serve Denver, Lakewood, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, and Evergreen Colorado.

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