Dangerous drugs to be aware of (and just the tip of the iceberg):
(1) The new birth control pill Yaz (Yasmin) – causing strokes, heart attacks, blood clots, and gall bladder disease in 18 year olds.
(2) Ambien (sleep drug)  – Law enforcement is saying that traffic accidents from blackouts caused by Ambien are on the rise.
(3) Tamoxifen (cancer drug) – for every case of cancer prevented there is a case of blood clots, life threatening stroke or endometrial cancer caused by it.

(4) Cholesterol lowering statin drugs such as Lipitor and Crestor cause muscle breakdown, muscle atrophy, liver disease, CO-Q 10 depletion,pain and weakness, plaque deposits, increased cancer risk, decreased immune function and even death. The FDA’s David Graham named it one of the 5 most dangerous drugs

(5) Gardasil and Cevarix (use to prevent sexually trasmitted viruses like HPV)- as of September 2010, linked to 56 girl’s deaths in the U.S. alone.

(6) Chantix (anti smoking drug ) – banned for use by truck drivers, bus drivers, and air traffic controllers after being linked to psychosis and

suicides

(7) Singulair and Acolate (asthma drugs)-  leukotriene receptor agonists linked to children and hostility, aggression, irritability, anxiety, and hallucinations.

What did not make Martha’s list but should have:

(1) Ritalin – ADHD “wonder” drug that acts almost identically like cocaine. This drug causes increased levels of dopamine which is the “hit” that addicts crave. Scientists believe that the reason that Ritalin has not produced more addicts is that oral ingestion has slower effects for getting high whereas injected or smoked crack high is instant.

(2) Celebrex – this pain killer is linked to kidney damage, cardiovascular disease, liver damage, and stomach bleeds.

(3) Avandia  (Diabetes drug)- banned in Europe, this drug increases the risk of heart attack

(4) Fosamex, Boniva and all the Bisphosphonate drugs (bone density drugs) – double the risk of atrial fibrillation, thigh bone fractures, jaw bone rot, serious eye problems, liver damage, renal failure, and on and on. There are legitimate natural ways to protect bone health.

Dr. Brown’s fine tip on drugs is very simple. DO YOUR RESEARCH before taking any on them. It is so clear that most health conditions can be managed, treated, or cured with diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes. The choice is yours. Caveat Emptor!

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

Call us today (303) 986-7600 at Brown Chiropractic Neurology for a free consultation! Proudly serving Denver, Lakewood, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Morrison, and Evergreen Colorado (CO).

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Unless you are willing to risk your life to lose weight, please don’t take weight loss drugs. Remember Phen-phen? Taken off the market due to fatal pulmonary effects. Topamax (still on the market) side effects include: headaches, nausea, nervousness, anxiety, numbness and tingling in the skin, insomnia, and WEIGHT LOSS. At least this one doesn’t kill you. But is it worth it? Now we have the most recent recall of Abbot’s weight loss product Meridia which is now being taken off the market due to increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. Of course, all these drugs were originally approved by the FDA as “safe”. As always though, we are the lab rats and it is only after often tragic results that the drugs are taken off only to be replaced by a new drug, whose real dangers have not been discovered before rushing it to market. When will we  learn?
As in all aspects of health and life, discipline equals freedom. There is no substitute and no short cuts. One cannot eat poorly, not exercise, stress out and expect to have a trim and fit body – at least not in mid-life and beyond. Women especially succumb to smoking which is the cheaters way to burn calories without discipline. But the price is paid with premature face and skin aging, increased pain, and of course the life threatening cancers and heart conditions.

At Brown Chiropractic Neurology, there is no cheating. We look at blood, saliva, and stool analysis to see what your body needs and to design exercise, diet, and supplement regimens to stabilize your metabolism. For your part, you must accept that you have to work at this and that no magic pill will give you that youthful face and figure regardless of what the advertisers seduce you to believe.

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

Call us today (303) 986-7600 at Brown Chiropractic Neurology for a free consultation! Proudly serving Denver, Lakewood, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Morrison, and Evergreen Colorado (CO).

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Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Are you easy going or neurotic?
Well here are some personality tips that will help you in choosing the best way to exercise based on your personality.

The AMBITIOUS exerciser: The driven individual tends to do best when exercising alone weather it is at the gym, jogging, swimming or whatever. Establish your set of rules and set times for workouts and just follow YOUR lead.

The IMPULSIVE exerciser: These people are free spirits and don’t like to be held to schedules, times, and routines. They don’t make promises, don’t plan, and may not show up at all. These people are more likely to do exercises that give them the “runner’s high” and this buzzed feeling is probably the only thing that will keep them exercising.

The SOCIAL exerciser: “People persons” have trouble doing boring solo exercises and will thrive in aerobics or spin classes. They will enjoy bicycle clubs and swim clubs where they can see and be seen.

The LAID BACK exerciser: These non-competitive folks do not like to sweat and huff and puff. The will do well in yoga and golf.

The STRESSED OUT exerciser: These people need exercise more than anyone. Worry worts need stress and anxiety relief and greater emotional stability. You should have a plan and lay out your exercise goals and stick to the plan. Peak performance exercises where you go all out and achieve the maximum safer heart rate are wonderful for the type A personalities.

The ADRENALINE JUNKIE exerciser: Do I need to explain this? Extreme skiing, zip lines, bungee jumping…….you get the picture. Try to be a little safer and mimic the stressed out exerciser. It won’t give you the rush but you will live longer!

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

Call us today (303) 986-7600 at Brown Chiropractic Neurology for a free consultation! Proudly serving Denver, Lakewood, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Morrison, and Evergreen Colorado (CO).

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Sleep, sweet sleep. As those who know me can attest, this is my favorite topic. Studies have been conducted showing photos of sleep study participants to members of the opposite sex. The study compared people after 8 hours of perfect sleep to those having missed a whole nights  sleep. The subjects were told not to use any makeup or hair care for the photos. Those rating attractiveness and youth rated the sleeping subjects an average of at least 1 point higher (scale of 10) on the scales of youthfulness and attractiveness. The average was close to 2 points higher. For the vain among you, this should be enough. For those who are truly interested the the health effects that lead to a more attractive and youthful appearance, consider the following:

(1) Heart Disease and Diabetes – too much or too little sleep have been significantly linked to Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes.

(2) Cancer – disruption in sleep cycles have caused hormonal changes that effect melatonin release and has been related to tumor growth

(3) Weight – disruption of sleep cycles lead to dys-regulation of appetite and satiation hormones leading to weight gain.

(4) Immune Resistance – Proper sleep boosts the immune system and decreases your chances of viral infections.

(5) Memory and Learning – Proper sleep help regulate neurotansmitters leading to better short term memory and creativity.

Chronic Conditions that are aggravated by lack of sleep include: Depression, Anxiety, GI problems, Headaches, Memory Loss, Learning and Behavioral Problems, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Kidney Disease, and Hypertension.

PRICELESS SLEEP TIPS: (1) Make sure your bedroom is completely dark (2) Go to bed between 9pm and 11 pm every night. Tinker with the time until the right time for you is obvious (for me it is 9:30 -10:00pm) (3) Don’t watch TV or use computers for the last hour before bedtime and instead read inspirational literature (4) Pee before you sleep to decrease the possibility of waking up in the night (5) Use full spectrum light bulbs at the office or during the day to maximize light stimulation (6) Use low spectrum (blue) light bulbs at night or in the bedroom to promote sleepiness (7) DON’T work alternating shifts or NIGHT shifts as this is probably the worst thing in the world for normal circadian sleep.

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

Call us today (303) 986-7600 at Brown Chiropractic Neurology for a free consultation! Proudly serving Denver, Lakewood, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Morrison, and Evergreen Colorado (CO).

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(1) Drink 8 full glasses of purified, non fluoridated water per day. Buy a high quality water purifier and shower purifier.

(2) Use a mini-trampoline (rebounder) 10-20 minutes per day depending on your level of fitness. This is the single most powerful way to stimulate every cell in your body with out stress on joints. Benefits are increased brain function/memory, increased muscle tone, increased immune function, and stimulation of the para- sympathetic autonomic nervous system giving benefits to all the major organs of the body.

(3) Do deep breathing exercises (slow and complete inhale through the nose and exhale out through to mouth) while your hands are raised straight above your head. This brings in oxygen and increases metabolic function as well as stimulates right brain function (decreases anxiety) and immune function. It also is a fabulous stress reliever.

(4) Get regular chiropractic adjustments. The greatest input into brain function and consequently overall human health is through proprioception (the sensory stimulation that travels through joints and muscles surrounding the spine and extremities). This is why the benefits of adjustments far transcend mere relief of pain. Benefits include: improved memory, digestion, memory, immune function, respiration, muscle tone, strength, balance and coordination, blood pressure, and sleep quality – just to name a few.

(5) Get a full body massages. Benefits: improves oxygen to cells, lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and anxiety, promotes proper muscle tone

(6) Prevent toxins from building up in your body: (1) Do not eat food produced by a large publicly traded corporation (whenever possible). (2) Don’t smoke (that’s news!) (3) Eat as much organic food grown locally as possible (4) Don’t eat at fast food restaurants (5) avoid MSG and Aspartame (Nutrasweet) (6) avoid artificial sweetners including Splenda (7) avoid saturated fats (hydrogenated fats) (8) Absolutely, positively avoid high fructose corn syrup (HIFS). (9) Use only fluoride free toothpaste (10) Always avoid farm raised fish (11) Don’t eat processed sugar (12) Avoid antiperspirants altogether and use aluminum free deodorants (Toms’ is good)  (13) Eat nothing that says “fat free, carb free, or sugar free” on the label because the chemicals the food industry substitutes for fats, carbs, and sugars are far more dangerous (14) Please, no diet sodas. (15) Get blood work and other testing from you functional medicine doctors (such as myself) to determine deficiencies you may have before you have problems.

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

At Brown Chiropractic Neurology, and in functional medicine, we look at your cholesterol (lipid) panels thoroughly (not just total cholesterol) to determine the best diet and supplement regimen for you. Call us today at (303) 986-7600.

We proudly serve Denver, Lakewood, Arvada, Golden, Morrison, Evergreen, Wheat Ridge Colorado (CO).

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Jack LaLanne (the original fitness guru) recently passed away at age 93 (he looked and acted more like a man in his 50’s). How would you like to go out like a candle at 93 still happy and productive. He once said, “people don’t die of old age, they die of neglect”. I would like to add that genetically we are all going to pass, but how healthy and happy those years are is determined by our discipline. A little known fact is that as a child Jack was a delinquent who aggressively attacked his brother with an ax and set his parents house on fire. Fortunately, he attended a nutritional lecture that changed his life. Trained as a chiropractor, he invented some of the first fitness equipment and championed the benefits of raw fruits and vegetables. Today it is no longer controversial that healthy diet and exercise will keep or make you healthy; yet, amazingly most Americans know this and still choose comfort over discipline in eating and exercising. Sadly, according to the American Diabetes Association, an American’s greatest fear is developing a chronic illness (which they could have prevented!).

Consider these facts:
(1) Exercise alone reduces the risk of about 24 health conditions (including mood disorders, anxiety and depression), stroke, and diabetes.
(2) 75% of you do not get more than 3 servings of vegetables per day (absolutely necessary for peak health).
(3) Exercise increases brain function especially in an area called the hippocampus where short term to long term memory and key connections to the emotional brain lie.
(4) Exercise normalizes insulin and leptin (blood sugar) levels and controls weight.
(5) The domino effects of regular exercise are mind boggling – boosting I.Q, lowering blood pressure, increasing immune function (fewer colds, flu’s, etc.), balancing mood swings, slowing down the aging process, reducing the risk of chronic diseases including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, helping insomnia, building bone strength, relieving pain, and on and on.

Do you want to be fit like Jack LaLlane at 70 or overweight and depressed like Elizabeth Taylor at 45? At Brown CNC, we are dedicated to the former. We want to be your primary care wellness doctor.

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

At Brown Chiropractic Neurology, and in functional medicine, we look at your cholesterol (lipid) panels thoroughly (not just total cholesterol) to determine the best diet and supplement regimen for you. Call us today at (303) 986-7600.

We proudly serve Denver, Lakewood, Arvada, Golden, Morrison, Evergreen, Wheat Ridge Colorado (CO).

Denver/ Lakewood Chiropractor

Medical research and development has resulted in numerous treatments for every known health condition. However, it has abjectly failed in the prevention or cure of disease and ill health. Did you know now more than ever:  (1) more people suffer from stress, depression, and anxiety  (2) more people suffer from insomnia (3) more kids have ADD/ADHD  (4) more people have gastrointestinal disorders, acid reflux, and ulcers (5) more people get cancer (6) more people have heart disease  (7) more people have diabetes (8) more people have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue (9) more people get colds and flu (10) more people suffer from neck pain, migraines, joint pain, and back pain (11) more people suffer from sexual dysfunction (12) more people suffer from allergies, asthma, and psoriasis (13) more men suffer from prostate problems (14) more people are taking drugs (15) more women suffer from yeast infections and hormonal problems (16) more people are having surgeries

More people are getting more medical treatment, taking more drugs, getting more sick, and getting more surgery than ever. Over $210 billion has been spent since 1971, on cancer, and you have a higher chance today of getting cancer today than ever before. My opinion is that the so called health care system is not. You and I are destined for rationed “sick care” and it will not be pretty. What is the solution? The ONLY solution is to, starting today, take charge of your health through prevention. Only by eliminating your need for sick care can you age with dignity and grace. If you have small children, this is the time to get them on healthy outdoor play, nutritious foods, and natural health care (including chiropractic). Regardless of which side of the political fence you sit, the new health “insurance” will insure nothing except costly sick care where the treatment for one disease causes the next. Call today at (303) 986-7600 and ask us about our wellness orientation workshops and how they can put you on the true path to health.  Every other Tuesdays at 6:15 pm til 6:50 pm.

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