Is your body ready to handle something like this?
Whether the video above is real or fake, it still sends shivers down your spine. Many elements of this video showcase how a properly functioning spine and nervous system made this video possible. Firstly, a jump from that height puts quite a bit of force on the discs cushioning the spinal vertebrae. If he had degeneration in those discs and any possible nerve entrapment, an immediate reaction to the shark likely wouldn't have been his first thought.
A Neti Pot can be a simple solution to sinus issues.
Neti Pots can be an effective and natural way to combat seasonal allergies and other sinus related illnesses. No medication works as fast and fully in clearing nasal congestion than neti pots and other sinus rinses.
Here's what Mayo Clinic has to say about them: A neti pot is a container designed to rinse your nasal cavity. You might use a neti pot to treat nasal allergies, sinus problems or colds. In fact, many people believe that regular use of a neti pot is more effective for nasal allergy and sinus symptoms than are over-the-counter medications.
If you are making your own saltwater solution, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends using bottled water that has been distilled or sterilized. Tap water is acceptable if it's been passed through a filter with a 1-micron pore size or if it's been boiled for several minutes and then left to cool.
To use the neti pot, tilt your head over the sink, place the spout of the pot in the upper nostril and gently pour in the water. As you pour, the water will flow through your nasal cavity and out the lower nostril. Repeat on the other side.
Be sure to rinse the irrigation device after each use with similarly distilled, sterile, previously boiled and cooled, or filtered water and leave open to air dry.
Neti pots are often available in pharmacies and health food stores, and you can find an even wider selection online.
When it came to choosing the best supplements to offer patients at ChiroElite, the choice was easy. Metagenics manufactures a product I can trust in having the utmost quality and potency. The company strives to offer the very best in the industry and I believe their products can not be matched in the grocery store or even in name brand health supplement stores.
Metagenics on Their Quality
No one looks at quality quite the way we do. And what makes us different makes us better. We devote the time and personnel to verify ingredient safety, ensure proper ingredient form/identity, and then test for purity and quality at multiple steps. This diligence may not change the way our products look, but we know it makes a measurable difference in the way our products perform. You’ll know it, too.
Cutting corners can have long-reaching health effects. Especially if a product contains the wrong ingredient form or potentially harmful contaminants. Or if the active ingredients aren’t absorbed properly. Metagenics starts with a formula designed with sound research and carefully monitors every stage of production to deliver a finished product that lives up to its scientific promise.
The result? A higher level of purity, safety, and quality for reliably effective use. In fact, we’re one of the first companies in our industry to achieve three independent certifications for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) by world-leading arbiters. In many areas, we exceed these requirements with additional in-house testing and third-party assays by respected independent laboratories.
Because knowing that thousands of healthcare providers rely on our products to help their patients feel better isn’t something we take lightly.
ChiroElite Chiropractic + Rehab is an Authorized Retailer of Metagenics, Biofreeze, and Thera-Band
Oil Pulling for Oral Health
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic remedy for oral health and detoxification. It involves the use of pure oils as agents for pulling harmful bacteria, fungus, and other organisms out of the mouth, teeth, gums and even throat.
The most effective oil pulling is done by placing around a tablespoon of cold pressed organic sesame oil into the mouth and swishing the oil around the mouth for approximately 10-15 minutes and then spitting it out.
First, the oils mix with the saliva, turning it into a thin, white liquid. Lipids in the oils begin to pull out toxins from the saliva. As the oil is swished around the mouth, teeth, gums and tongue, the oil continues to absorb toxins, and usually ends up turning thick and viscous and white. Once the oil has reached this consistency, it is spit out before the toxins are reabsorbed.
Multiple scientific studies show the efficacy of oil pulling therapy. One study shows that oil pulling with sesame oil can boost overall oral health. Specifically, using sesame oil as an oral health agent helps to reduce the amount of S. mutans (germ) count in both teeth plaque and mouth saliva. Scientists believe that the lipids in the oil both pull out bacteria, as well as stop bacterial from sticking to the walls of the oral cavity.
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Thomas R. Pellatt, DC
Chiropractor and Owner of ChiroElite Chiropractic + Rehab in Altoona, WI