I recorded this short video downtown St. Charles yesterday during the Spring weather. People were watching me wondering who I was talking too. Here are the three most important things to do to reduce your chance of getting the flu. The first 2 are basic the third one is my custom advice.
A Video message from Dr. Anderson about Monday’s talk on dizziness. Save your seat here.
Dr. Anderson reviews the basic physiology of PTH, calcium and Vitamin D. He discusses how high D can increase the calcium in the blood.
- PTH and Calcium: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parathyroid_hormone#Function
- Calcium and Body Functions: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002062.htm
- PTH and Absorption in Digestive System:
If your goal is to maximize your bone density then you need to know about parathyroid hormone (PTH).
PTH is either your best friend or worst enemy. It is the final word on what happens to the calcium in your bones.
Knowing how PTH works with your bones is important especially when you are taking high levels of Vitamin D. Here is a nice excerpt of PTH’s role in bone cell function.
Enjoy! –Dr. Anderson
Every once in a while I like to lift the veil of health sciences and talk about something you probably have never heard of. In this post, we’ll look at a neurological phenomenon that occurs in the spinal cord and Brain called wind-up.
Wind-up is a state of our nervous system where small stimulus (or no stimulus at all) can cause effects like irritability, anxiety and pain.
Without enough inhibition signals to the nerves, things can get out of control. My work as a doctor of chiropractic involves daily helping patients that have this heightened response to stimuli. Bad chemistry, eating a lot of garbage, taking strong medications and excessive worry are all causes of wind-up.
You can reduce wind-up with deep breathing, meditation, exercise and (of particular interest to me) a chiropractic adjustment. An adjustment causes a blast of inhibition into the spinal cord. This is one of the reason patients can feel an immediate reduction of pain after an adjustment.
If you would like to dig deeper and learn more about wind-up, review our archives.
Stay cool. – Dr. Anderson
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