Have Americans Become One Big Bad Experiment?

In my book, WHY, The Question That Could Save Your Life, I point out how our leaders have become demagogues. Their goal appears to be motivated more by greed than by serving the people, wanting to own the electorate for their gain. One such ugly conspiracy is the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into our foods without proving their safety. Since their introduction in 1996, diseases resulting from inflammation have severely increased. Several years ago the World Health Organization declared that inflammation is the number one cause of death in humans.

One company that makes absurd profits over our suffering is Monsanto. Because our leaders have all but deserted their first responsibility, to protect us, executives from such companies have been appointed to high positions in the FDA and the EPA. I could write volumes on this subject, but I will proceed to describe the mechanism by which GMOs cause inflammation.

The cells of genetically altered foods have had DNA from sources such as bacteria injected within them to create a new cell with new abilities. In the case of Soy, 94% of United States soy has been altered to be resistant to herbicide called Roundup. Then, to further insult us, Monsanto makes Roundup.

One mechanism by which severe damage can be done with GMOs occurs in the digestive tract. Within this tract exists 80% of our immune system. When a dangerous germ, severe irritant or allergen enters, our immune system immediately reacts to defend us. A GMO is not recognized as normal in our digestive system and an immune response occurs in a similar manor as if it were a germ. The resulting inflammation takes place and the host gets to enjoy the damage many times without feeling it.

Don’t think that avoiding soy or corn saves you from suffering. Soy and corn products are found in many processed foods and, worst of all, in baby formula. We know that inflammation causes diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s; but what about the increase in autism? In addition, many of the auto immune diseases are exacerbated by chronic inflammation. In my book I have a chapter on a much under-funded science called Epidemiology. Epidemiology is under-funded because there is no financial profit in its findings, and those findings may actually cause losses. This field could quickly identify foods that are related to diseases.

America now leads all the developed nations in sickness. Could it be that one reason is that GMOs are illegal throughout Europe and many countries?

You might ask why a dentist specializing in TMD and Dental Sleep Medicine is writing on this subject. Let us not forget that, unless something has radically changed, the head is still connected to the body.

Kick Your Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is an irritation and swelling of the thick tissue (plantar fascia) on the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band of connective tissue originating on the bottom surface of the calcaneus (heel bone) and extending along the sole of the foot toward the five toes. The plantar fascia helps hold up the bones on the bottom of the foot, creating the arch. When this fascia becomes inflamed it makes walking painful and difficult. The pain is usually felt on the underside of the heel and is often most intense with the first steps of the day. Plantar fasciitis is commonly thought of as being caused by a heel spur, but research has found that this is not the case. On x-ray, heel spurs are seen in people with and without plantar fasciitis.

Risk factors for plantar fasciitis include:
• Foot arch problems (both flat foot and high arches)
• History of low back pain or sciatica
• Tight Achilles tendon (the tendon connecting the calf muscles to the heel)
• Obesity
• Running, extended amounts of driving or repetitive stress to the foot or leg
• Sudden weight gain

What treatments are available for Plantar Fasciitis

Western medicine typically treats Plantar Fasciitis with oral and/or injectable anti-inflammatories. These may temporarily reduce the pain associated with Plantar Fasciitis but they do not treat the cause of the problem, and by no means heal it.

Long term correction of Plantar Fasciitis is a two step process.

First: Heal the Damaged Fascia
Ending the pain caused by Plantar Fasciitis requires stopping the cycle of inflammation. Class IV laser therapy is an excellent method for this, because it is presently the only modality that can both reduce inflammation and heal tissue simultaneously. Laser treatments at Align Healing Center are done with the K-laser 1200 a Class IV Laser. This laser does not cut or burn but is gently absorbed by the tissue. During Laser Therapy the infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level, increasing metabolic activity and improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane. This initiates the production of cellular energy (ATP) that leads to a cascade of beneficial effects, increasing cellular function and health. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.
Second: Correct the Foot and Gait Mechanics
This involves rehabilitation of spine as well as the arch of the foot. Arch rehabilitation is achieved by utilizing specific insoles and/or specific taping of the foot in order to re-establish proper motion of the arch while walking, then specific strengthening and stretching exercises are used to rehabilitate of the musculature of the foot and lower leg to ensure lasting results.

At Align Healing Center we are having great success treating plantar fasciitis, sciatica, shoulder and neck pain, migraines, arthritis, tendonitis, carpal tunnel, post surgical pain, sports injuries and more; even if it’s long-term residual pain. Even ar¬thritis and degenerative disc disease sufferers can see long term benefits from this treatment without any of the negative side effects experienced with the long term use of medications.

Dr. Niele Maimone, DC is the founder of Align Healing Center in Danville, CA. To set up a complimentary consult call 925.362.8283 or visit www.alignhealingcenter.com for more information.

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