The Case Against Ibuprofen** Grows as Children Sicken and Die from Mysterious Inflammatory Disease.

**Ibuprofen is the generic name of Advil, Motrin, Aleve & Naproxen

Back in March of this year Doctors began sounding the alarm about a connection between Ibuprofen and the “cytokine storm” found in COVID-19 patients. The sudden and overwhelming “storm” of lung inflammation is what puts patients on ventilators.  Most never come off. Ibuprofen found strongly suspected to be a cause.  Now we are getting reports of children dying from another kind of COVID-related inflammation.  The mysterious symptoms are similar to Kawasaki Syndrome.  This syndrome involves brain, heart and lung inflammation plus it also afflicts the skin with painful rashes.  Dozens of children have died already.  Once again, doctors are reporting most or ALL of them were given Ibuprofen.

 

Why is this not being widely reported in the news?  It may be the billions of dollars the media get from advertising these toxic drugs!! Big Pharma has a lot of power. I am amazed that most healthcare providers are unaware of this important information.  I am telling all my patients and colleagues to PLEASE not use Ibuprofen.  Other NSAIDs may prove to be dangerous too!!

 

What can we do to control inflammation without drugs?  I use extreme hydration (water) and natural vegetable-derived anti-inflammatories.  One of my favorites is vegetable juice containing carrots, greens, cucumber and aloe.  I can feel the heat leaving my body so fast it’s unbelievable.

 

I also use anti-oxidant supplements like Lifeguard from Starlight International or Resvoxitrol from Orthomolecular.  (I get ZERO money for endorsing these products.)  Lifeguard can be ordered online at
(831)242-1080.  Call me at (770)955-2225 if you need help with this or any other health problems.

Yours in Health,

 

Dr. Richard Schuyler, DC

Health Hack #8 – Don’t Participate in the Pandemic!

Don’t Participate in the Pandemic!!!

At Advanta Total Health we will not be participating in the global pandemic. While the government and
healthcare “experts” are running around like chickens with their heads cut off we are focused on how to
stay healthy instead of on how to avoid disease. Here are some natural ways to help YOU take control of
you own health and stay healthy throughout the pandemic***.

  1. Don’t worry about wearing a face mask (unless you are sick). A lot of people are already
    starting to FREAK OUT over the lack of face masks in the country. Remember when the Donald
    said we have the “greatest healthcare system in the world”?. You would think we’d have enough
    face masks if this was true but, it probably won’t matter because the Mayo Clinic (Pritish K. Tosh,
    MD) and others say that face masks should mainly be used by healthcare providers and don’t really
    protect healthy people. They mainly prevent sick people from spreading disease so, don’t freak out
    because you don’t have a face mask. Remember, EVERYBODY in China has been wearing them
    for years and it didn’t help them.
  2. Don’t rely too much on antibiotics. Antibiotics only kill bacteria (not viruses). There is no
    known drug treatment for most flu or corona viruses. Using antibiotics when you don’t need them
    only grows resistant bugs that won’t care about antibiotics when you do need them. Don’t pressure
    your healthcare provider to give them to you. Save antibiotics for when your immune system is
    weakened by a virus to the point where a bacterial infection happens.
  3. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of WATER!! Notice I didn’t say juice, coffee or sweet tea (which
    many of my southern friends seem to think keeps them hydrated). Water keeps your lymph system
    (which makes your blood cells that kill viruses and flushes toxins from your system) flowing freely.
    It also dilutes the toxins made by bugs which protects you from damage. When you wash your car
    do use water? ….or juice and sweet tea!!!
  4. Control INFLAMMATION in your body-naturally!! Many healthcare professionals are realizing
    that simply reducing our body’s inflammation will rid us of many diseases. Many books have been
    written about inflammation as the cause of many (if not all) diseases. So how do you lower your
    inflammatory level naturally? Keep reading…..
  5. Avoid inflammatory foods!! Red meat, dairy, fried food, sugar, food containing aspartame
    (Nutrasweet™), tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, and peppers all cause inflammation. They do this by
    creating free-radicals that damage your DNA.
  6. Eat TONS of fresh fruit and vegetables ESPECIALLY green, leafy vegetables like spinach and
    kale**. Fruits like grapefruit also lower inflammation and keep you hydrated.
  7. Raise your ORAC!!! What is that? It’s a measurable level of anti-oxidants in your body.
    Antioxidants absorb free-radicals. Toxic substances like ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, chlorine
    and radiation are encountered everywhere! Free radicals form in your body as a natural process.
  8. Supplements will help. Free-radicals damage your DNA and can kill you if you get enough.
  9. Getting rid of them helps reduce inflammation, slows aging and helps your immune system stay
    strong. Besides eating the right foods and avoiding the wrong ones, you can drastically increase
    your ORAC by taking antioxidant supplements. Some over-the-counter products that have been
    proven to work include Airborne™, Emergen-C™ and Zicam™. My personal favorite is a product
    called Lifeguard by Starlight International. I’ve taken it for over 20 years and go years without
    illness. If you need more powerful supplementation (nutraceuticals) you can get them from natural
    healthcare providers (like we have at Advanta) Call 770-955-2225 for more information. (BTW
    ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity in case you were curious.)
  10. Keep your nervous system free of physical impairment. This one may sound unusual but,
    studies have shown great promise with the correcting upper-cervical misalignments in the neck.
    Misalignments of the Atlas vertebra (at the base of the skull) are believed to cause cranial problems
    including migraines and allergies. Relieving this pressure can also assist your immune system in
    defeating any viruses or other diseases. The chiropractic techniques of Atlas Orthogonal,
    N.U.C.C.A., and Orthospinology are the only proven methods of correcting Atlas misalignments
    non-surgically.
  11. IV Infusion Therapy. If you do find yourself in trouble, consider infusion therapy. This is a
    wonderful way to boost your ORAC. Check it out below.

    So, since they are thought cause disease, why are we not focused on germs?? Because GERMS ARE
    EVERYWHERE and you can’t avoid them!!! In fact you wouldn’t WANT to!! Right now your body
    has millions of viruses and bacteria and other micro-organisms in it!! Some are GOOD for for you like
    acidophilus. One of our vital organelles, mitochondria, are believed to have evolved from a bacteria!!
    So germs have been an important part of you for millions of years yet, most of the time you are
    HEALTHY!! How does this happen? It’s because you are protected by your IMMUNE SYSTEM!!!
    The human immune system is why most people stay healthy even when epidemics rage through the
    population. It identifies and destroys “bad” germs and other invaders constantly. Now hand washing and
    hygiene will help but are not the answer to being healthy.

    Take China for example. The Chinese government has made a religion out of getting rid of germs.
    Sanitation and western-style medical treatment are an obsession there. Everybody wears surgical masks.
    An army of sanitation workers keep the cities spotless. They just finished a thousand-bed hospital in
    TEN DAYS!!! But has this done anything to stop the spread of the Coronavirus? No! And I predict it
    will not!! It is probably inevitable that the virus will make its way around the world and, when it gets to
    your street, you can be ready for it.

    INTERESTING NOTE: the death rate for men from the Novel Corona Virus is DOUBLE
    woman’s in China. Why? Chinese men smoke. Women do not.

    Dr. Richard P. Schuyler, DC

    **Consider juicing fresh vegetables!!! A juice of: carrots, kale, spinach, beets, ginger (with some garlic if
    you are sick) is an INCREDIBLE anti-inflammatory solution. You will FEEL the coolness spread
    through your body as the anti-inflammatory phytonutrients take away the heat of inflammation and you
    feel better almost immediately.

    Another tip: Aloe Vera will cure almost any digestive problem from mouth blisters to hemorrhoids.
    (Keep reading for IV Infusion Therapy and more….)

    IV Infusion Therapy with Myer’s Cocktail and Glutathione.

    Advanta Total Health’s Infusion Therapy takes the toxins out of your body, restores your digestive
    absorption and hydrates you more completely than just drinking water or juicing.

    Here’s what’s in it:
    Magnesium, Calcium, Selenium, Vitamin B5, B12 B-Complex Vitamin C and Glutathione. These
    powerful antioxidants pick up the free-radicals caused by bad food and toxic chemicals and washes them
    away. Since they go DIRECTLY to the blood they are not destroyed by your digestive system.
    Glutathione is totally destroyed in the intestines. Our nutritional experts can also recommend
    supplements to keep your ORAC high without IVs.
    Infusion Therapy puts powerful nutrients and detoxifying antioxidants DIRECTLY into your blood with
    ZERO loss of potency caused by absorption problems.

    ***None of the information contained in this article should be construed as constituting medical advice. Dr. Richard P. Schuyler and Advanta
    
    Total Health, LLC assume no responsibility for harm caused to anyone reading this article as a result from avoiding or delaying orthodox medical
    
    treatment for any disease. Please consult your physician or other health care provider.
    
    Now that we made my attorney happy and got that out of the way, you can return to the article.

Health Hack #7 Weight Training

 

 

Health Hack #7: Weight Training

By Richard P. Schuyler D.C.

 

So, it’s that time of the year again!!  You are OVER eating like a pig for the holidays and more than a little disgusted at the weight you put on.  Maybe you just want to lose those extra pounds or maybe you want to finally get the body you’ve always dreamt of.

For years I’ve seen my patients firmly resolve to lose weight and get in shape for the new year but then fail to achieve their goal. Maybe they purchase a gym membership or buy  $1,000 worth of exercise equipment only to QUIT exercising after a couple of weeks.  The reasons I hear most are:

 

  1. Exercising hurt them.
  2. They didn’t have enough time.
  3. It was monotonous.
  4. They didn’t see any progress
  5. All the above.

 

These can ALL be valid reasons to not exercise.  But what if some or ALL those problems could be solved so there is little or no reason not to look the way you really desire??

 

Looking at people with strong, attractive powerful bodies you wonder!!.

How do THEY do it??

Is it genetics? Training secrets? Secret supplements?  Living at the gym?  Steroids?? 

Well the truth is these factors DO matter.  But!! There IS an easier way, a safer way AND a more efficient way to get strong and lean and fast and hardly ANYBODY will tell you about it.

In the following few Health Hacks you will be seeing a step-by-step approach to losing weight, gaining muscle and feeling younger.  Keep reading and it may just change your life!!

For years I studied biomechanics and neurophysiology and wondered what is the BEST way to build muscle and burn fat.  It wasn’t until a few years ago that I found out what that method is.  After several studies the best muscle building systems were published in the last decade, it became clear just how to get the best results in the gym for EVERYBODY!!  You CAN know the secrets that successful body builders have used for years.  WHY? Because I’ve spent 30 years around body builders and athletes AND lifting weights.  On top of that I’ve treated many very successful athletes.  So, I’ve seen how to maximize athletic performance from both sides and know WHY the system you are about to learn about MAKES SENSE!!

SO much information about body building is contradictory and confusing!!  It can be intimidating and frustrating because, frankly, too many “experts” on weight training give you wrong information.  You see guys in the gym who are HUGE doing things that will, eventually, destroy their backs!!!  They think that, because they’ve gotten away with it for so long it must be OK!!  But sooner or later it WILL catch up to them and they’ll end up at chiropractor or (worse) the orthopedic surgeon.

So, stay if you want to be a body builder OR simply lose a few pounds so you can fit into clothes that are a size or two too small and KEEP READING to discover how to:

  1. Build muscle FAST.
  2. Lose fat and Get lean.
  3. Avoid injuries.
  4. Feel more energetic and happier
  5. Cut gym time in HALF and…
  6. Work out EVERY DAY if you want to really surpass the average body builder.

 

Fact: Exercise produces ENDORPHINS that make you HAPPY!!

 

Fact: Muscle tissue BURNS fat so the more you have the slimmer you get AND the faster you get slim.

 

So now that I have your interest I’ll get to the point and begin helping you get the body you want and get it fast.  The simplest way to describe this revolutionary system for strength training and weight loss is…..

 

THE PUSH-PULL SYSTEM

 

WHY The Push-Pull Method?  …and WHY is it important to explain it to you?

ANSWER: It’s a very simple but powerful system of building muscle quickly and easily BUT it comes from decades of research in neurophysiology (which is a big word for “just exactly how do muscles work”).  The reason it’s important to understand a little neurophysiology is: because the more you understand about WHY you are doing something the more likely you are to actually DO it!!

Neurophysiology FOR DUMMIES:

It may sound silly to say this but… Muscles work by pulling.  They can’t PUSH!!!   That means when your muscles move they get SHORTER.  Muscle fibers called myofibrils contract (shorten) when your nerves tell them to. This PULLS the bones they attach to either toward each other (flexion) or away from each other (extension).  So when you FLEX your muscles you aren’t necessarily FLEXING the bones they attach to.  Your arms and legs have muscles on both the front and back of them. The muscles attached to the front of your arms FLEX the arms while the ones in the back EXTEND them.  Here’s an example: the biceps (on the front of your arm) pulls your forearm toward your upper arm (flexion).  Your triceps (on the back of the arm) pulls your forearm AWAY from your upper arm (extension).  See!! It’s really simple.

The reason the Push/Pull system works better than any other is, by ONLY doing push exercises on one day and ONLY pull exercises on the other, you NEVER overwork your muscles.  That means they get bigger and stronger FASTER, with fewer injuries AND less pain.

So that’s our first installment on getting in shape for 2019.  Our next episode of Health Hacks will explain exactly HOW to use the Push/Pull system, get the body of your dreams and keep that New Year’s promise to yourself….

Yours in Health,

Dr. Schuyler

Health Hack #6 – The Benefits of the Sunshine Vitamin – Vitamin D

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Health Hack #6 – The Benefits of the Sunshine Vitamin – Vitamin D

Think about vitamin D when you’re catching up on summer rays. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin in a family of compounds that includes vitamins D-1, D-2, and D-3. It can affect as many as 2,000 genes in your body.

Your body produces vitamin D naturally when it’s directly exposed to sunlight. Besides getting vitamin D through sunlight, you can also get it through certain foods and supplements to ensure adequate levels of the vitamin in your blood.

Vitamin D has several important functions. Perhaps the most vital are regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, and facilitating normal immune system function. Getting a sufficient amount of vitamin D is important for normal growth and development of bones and teeth, as well as improved resistance against certain diseases.

If your body doesn’t get enough vitamin D, you’re at risk of developing bone abnormalities such as soft bones (osteomalacia) or fragile bones (osteoporosis).

  1. Vitamin D fights disease

In addition to its primary benefits, research suggests that vitamin D may also play a role in:

  1. Vitamin D reduces depression

Research has shown that vitamin D might play an important role in regulating mood and warding off depression. In one study, scientists found that people with depression who received vitamin D supplements noticed an improvement in their symptoms.

  1. Vitamin D boosts weight loss

Consider adding vitamin D supplements to your diet if you’re trying to lose weight or prevent heart disease.

In one study, people who took a daily vitamin D supplement didn’t lose a significant amount of weight, but were able to improve their heart disease risk markers.

In another study, people taking a daily calcium and vitamin D supplement were able to lose more weight than subjects taking a placebo supplement. The scientists said the extra calcium and vitamin D had an appetite-suppressing effect.

 

Beware of “D-ficiency”

Many lifestyle and environmental factors can affect your ability to get sufficient amounts of vitamin D

through the sun alone. These factors include:

  • being in an area with high pollution
  • using sunscreen
  • spending more time indoors
  • living in big cities where buildings block sunlight
  • having darker skin

These factors contribute to vitamin D deficiency in an increasing number of people. That’s why it’s important to get some of your vitamin D from sources besides sunlight.

The symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency in adults include:

  • tiredness, aches and pains, and a general sense of not feeling well
  • severe boneor muscle pain or weakness that may cause difficulty climbing stairs or getting up from the floor or a low chair, or cause you to walk with a waddling gait
  • stress fractures, especially in your legs, pelvis, and hips

Doctors can diagnose a vitamin D deficiency by performing a simple blood test.

If you’re diagnosed with a vitamin D deficiency, your doctor will likely recommend you take daily vitamin D supplements. If you have a severe deficiency, they may instead recommend high-dose vitamin D tablets or liquids. You should also make sure to get vitamin D through sunlight and the foods you eat.

Food sources of vitamin D

Few foods contain vitamin D naturally. Because of this, some foods are fortified. This means that vitamin D has been added. Foods that contain vitamin D include:

  • salmon
  • sardines
  • egg yolk
  • shrimp
  • milk (fortified)
  • cereal (fortified)
  • yogurt (fortified)
  • orange juice (fortified)

It can be hard to get enough vitamin D each day through sun exposure and food alone, so taking vitamin D supplements can help.

How much do you need?

There has been some controversy over the amount of vitamin D needed for healthy functioning. Recent research indicates that you need more vitamin D than was once thought. Normal blood serum levels range from 50 to 100 micrograms per deciliter. Depending on your blood level, you may need more vitamin D.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences reports new recommendations based on international units (IUs) per day. IUs are a standard type of measurement for drugs and vitamins. IUs help experts determine recommended dose, toxicity, and deficiency levels for each person.

One IU is not the same for each type of vitamin. An IU is determined by how much of a substance produces an effect in your body. The recommended IUs for vitamin D are:

  • children and teens: 600 IU
  • adults up to age 70: 600 IU
  • adults over age 70: 800 IU
  • pregnant or breastfeeding women: 600 IU

 

So, remember to get outdoors and soak up that Vitamin D! Until next time….

 

 

 

Health Hack #1: The Cause of All Disease

Reach your New Year’s Resolutions

iStock_000017647542SmallWith 2013 drawing to a close, now is a great time to learn how to set goals for yourself in order to make effective New Year’s resolutions! While you may have a vague sense that you should change your habits, maybe by losing weight, being more organized, or some other fuzzy idea, this kind of thinking is not likely to help you stick to your goals. Many resolutions fail before February, but you can change this for yourself by creating goals that put you on the path to optimum health. Read more

The Secret to a Long Life!

For centuries we’ve been looking for it: The secret to a long life!

In my lifetime there have been dozens of studies to discover why some people live to be 120 or older.

None of these very expensive scientific studies discovered the ONE common denominator that ALL long-living people have but you, dear reader, in this article today, will find out what it is. When you do, you may think one of three things:

  • “That’s the stupidest thing I ever heard”
  • “Why did nobody ever figure this out?” or
  • “Wow, that’s really cool!”

Here’s some background… Read more

What is Physical Rehabilitation and how can it benefit you?

Physical rehabilitation is a physical medicine discipline often offered to those recovering from accident or illness, but its exact definition can be hard to understand. That’s because physical rehabilitation is a pretty broad topic to try to define succinctly. Covering a large number of conditions, physical rehabilitation practices are helpful to a large number of patients. Read more