is_your_circulatory_system_in_harmonyOne of the key indicators in homeostasis – the body’s ability to maintain harmony – is blood pressure. The benchmark for blood pressure is usually considered to be 120/80. The higher reading (systolic) is when the heart is beating and should be 120mg. The lower reading (diastolic) is when the heart is at rest and should be 80mg.
Obviously, not everyone fits this criteria, like everything else in life there are variations, sometimes the range is quite considerable. The problem facing all practitioners, whether medical or alternative, is determining the correct level on an individual basis. Too high causes Hypertensive situations and the risk of a heart attack or a stroke are more likely, leading doctors to prescribe medication to artificially lower the blood pressure.

But what if the person taking the medication actually needed higher blood pressure than is considered normal? If given medication to lower the blood pressure the body may struggle to maintain a balance. When blood pressure is lowered much below the ideal level several symptoms become apparent. The most frequent symptoms experienced are due to cerebral ischemia – a lack of blood to the brain – causing loss of short term memory, lethargy and sometimes dizziness and a distinct lack of enthusiasm for life in general. There are of course other effects on the circulatory system when it becomes Hypotensive – too low – the kidneys in particular which require a large blood supply to operate effectively become compromised. However the symptoms are not always immediately obvious.

If you are concerned in any way about your blood pressure whether you are on medication or not, we would like to offer a brief overview for you, using the method we employ in Chirokinetic Therapy where we consider the blood pressure/pulse ratio. For this we will need both your high and low blood pressure reading and also the pulse beats per minute taken whilst you are at rest.

Email your reading to info@vitalbodyhealth.com and we will get back to you with our thoughts.

Originally posted 2013-01-03 18:17:36.

Mothers LoveThe harmony between mother and baby is very important, particularly during the pregnancy. Apart from all the usual considerations, sensible diet, plenty of fresh air, rest and avoiding unhelpful products such as tobacco and alcohol it is also clearly important to have as peaceful environment as possible and have both parents to be in a calm and relaxed state. The way we live now makes it harder to achieve this but there are always ways to achieve a more relaxed body and frame of mind, your baby will thank you for that. Following on from this, the more natural the birthing process, the better for both mother and child.
My daughter produced a fine healthy baby girl just over 4 years ago, at home in a birthing pool, following the hypnobirthing method. She says “It was a totally harmonious experience, particularly as it was pain free without any medical intervention”. Hypnobirthing is a wonderful way to go through the birthing process and there is plenty of information available on the internet to find a practitioner and gain more information. Another important factor concerning harmony in the newly born is to avoid cutting the umbilical cord before it has stopped pulsating, as vital elements are being transferred to the baby from the mother, this factor tends to be overlooked in a busy hospital environment where time is always of the essence. Ideally, the gestation and birthing of a child should be as much as possible as nature intended, not to deadlines dictated by bank holidays or busy periods and lack of bed space in hospitals. Inducing birth because a baby has not come at the time dictated by the time charts of the hospital can be distressing for the mother and child, sometimes it is preferable for the baby to come when he or she wants to, as nature intends.

My next blog will carry on with the theme of harmony, I am feeling the need for harmony in 2013! I will focus next time on harmony in the circulatory system.

Originally posted 2012-12-31 18:22:42.

is-this-harmonyAs you may know, the treatment I practice is Chirokinetic Therapy (CKT), which aims to restore the body to a harmonious state, The human body is always striving to maintain the correct balance, termed homeostasis – the body’s ability to control it’s own environment. Anything that challenges homeostasis causes the body to use energy to maintain a balance. This is often due to an unsuitable diet, too much food or as often the case, the combination of foods eaten at the same time. My recent health tip – Digestive problems – highlights this and gives a natural alternative.
It is also true that society dictates we overprotect the body by trying to avoid everyday “natural” challenges. Using antibacterial cleaning products as an example. By trying to protect ourselves artificially, we tend to weaken our defence mechanisms – the immune system. This starts at an early age with the vaccination programme, currently pregnant women are being vaccinated in the hope that the unborn will be protected against whooping cough, this is being recommended despite the fact that only natural immunity is transferred in this way and not acquired immunity by vaccination.

Further attempts to protect people, this time against influenza, failed miserably as the Tamiflu vaccine extensively employed particularly in the elderly was found to be no more effective than a placebo. Currently a senior group of MP’s are trying to recover the £500 million pounds spent on the programmee from the manufacturer. Unfortunately, a number of people became ill after receiving the Tamiflu shot. Most were assured by their doctor that if they had caught the flu, it would have been far worse. Probably true but nothing of course to do with the supposed benefit from the Tamiflu shot.

There is much more to be said regarding a harmonious state within the body, my next blog will consider more the harmony between mother and child.

Originally posted 2012-12-29 18:24:36.

yellow-card-issuesAs you may know, medical practitioners have an obligation to report all adverse drug reactions using what is known in the health industry as Yellow Card reporting. Without this feedback it is near impossible for Health Agencies to form an accurate opinion regarding drug safety.
Sadly, this procedure is often neglected by a large number of clinics. I asked a practice nurse I treated for her latex allergy how many yellow cards they sent out per month? “We don’t do those” she replied. Obviously this leads to some people experiencing side effects only to be told that there is no connection between the side effects and the drug in question.

A man in his 60’s who I was helping with his back pain told me he would be unable to see me again for 2-3 weeks as he was to have the flu jab and this always laid him out for a few weeks after. I could not help but ask him why , if it made him so ill, did he agree to have it? He said because of his diabetes he was unable to refuse any treatment recommended because if he did, then he feared he would be removed from the GP’s patient list. He did, however, report each year to his Doctor following his illness after having the flu jab. He was always told there is no connection.

Crazy business and not much to do with health care, but there are a number of cases far worse than this regarding vaccinations during pregnancy. Pregnant mothers have been recommended to have a double dose of the flu jab and told it was risk free. This has led to an increase in foetal deaths by 4,250%. To see the full disclosure go to www.vactruth.com

Originally posted 2012-11-27 18:27:26.

whats-up-docDon’t they trust you? Why are we as patients being instructed not to ask our Doctor for antibiotics as they may not be necessary? Surely our Doctor or Doctors will know whether or not a specific drug is appropriate and prescribe accordingly? Of course it could suggest a lack of faith in our Doctors ability to say “no” when faced with a demanding patient and if that is the case then it’s Doctors that need counseling, not their patients.
I would imagine that Doctors must feel aggrieved at the lack of trust being demonstrated in their ability to prescribe appropriately no matter how difficult the situation. In any case, there soon wont be much point in asking for antibiotics, as they become increasingly ineffective, with no replacement drugs likely in the immediate future.

Make with the carrots, Doc at least they support the immune system.

Originally posted 2012-11-20 18:29:14.

breastless-beautiesHow tragic, as part of the latest medical craze “gene therapy” guides women to have their healthy breasts surgically removed. Extraordinary it may sound, but fact is often stranger than fiction. So why are women choosing this route rather than striving for healthier breasts, could it be fear based?
After all, conventional treatment for breast cancer is not exactly a “walk in the park”. Chemotherapy was originally developed from mustard gas, used in WWI as a terror weapon against troops who suffered burnt skin and lungs filled with suffocating pus.

So just how reliable is a decision based on a suspected errant gene? Until quite recently it was thought that the majority of genes were redundant, but now it is understood that they have in fact an important function. Performing as activators for those considered to be active genes. Some of which are thought to make a person more likely to develop cancer.

It is however, not impossible to imagine as further research is undertaken a different picture might emerge. Who knows, if you are so suggestible as to believe that nature provides the majority of genes in the code for no good reason, that’s a big worry for us all. Maybe one day we will have a more complete picture, but in the meantime you cannot argue with the fact that if you remove a part of the body, it won’t give you a problem in the future. Remove the legs and no varicose veins or ulcers, no athlete’s foot, bunions or gout in the big toe joint, and no leg night cramps. A more difficult decision is when it comes to depression, anxiety, migraines and headaches as although decapitation definitely eliminates these problems, it does tend to spoil your day.

Until we know more, I will stick to Levis!

Originally posted 2012-11-14 18:31:06.

vaccine-lotteryEmy has left a comment on my blog ‘medical dogma’, pointing out that the effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine declines at around the age of six. Also that it was not unvaccinated children that were responsible for the increase in whooping cough in the USA; it was more common in children that had been immunised. As she points out natural immunity seems far stronger in protecting against disease than acquired immunity.
One of the problems facing both doctors and their patients is a lack of clarity regarding the effectiveness and the safety of many of the drugs regularly prescribed by practitioners. This as we all know is because the manufacturers collectively known as Big Pharma deliberately edited the results, enhancing the benefits and in many cases hiding or minimising the risks. Which can of course be catastrophic misleading both doctor and patient, making health care not just erratic, but in some cases life threatening.

Of course this practice is not only immoral it is also illegal leading to large fines. Glaxo holds the current record paying a fine of 1.9billion dollars for encouraging doctors to prescribe an anti-depressant for patients in the full knowledge that it was contra-indicated for their condition. Roche withheld information that 15000 Americans had died from taking their drugs, for which they were probably fined.

Now a drug company is like any other manufacturer, a group of people who have collectively or individually sanctioned even encouraged the withholding of information which has a detrimental effect on their marketing. However, when this leads to thousands of unnecessary deaths, a fine is clearly not enough of a deterrent; those responsible for crimes such as these should face criminal prosecution.

Only when doctors can rely on ‘scientific evidence’ provided by Big Pharma will patients receive the correct treatment and not take part in a lottery.

Originally posted 2012-11-07 18:33:11.

Patients share their experiences of CKT treatments in their own words. Chirokinetic Therapy (CKT) is an outstanding treatment, for many of today’s ills. It aims to balance the body’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs allowing harmony to be restored. It works by correcting imbalances and redirecting energy to depleted areas.

Originally posted 2012-11-04 18:35:17.

Chirokinetic Therapy (CKT) is an outstanding treatment, for many of today’s ills. It aims to balance the body’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs allowing harmony to be restored. It works by correcting imbalances and redirecting energy to depleted areas.

Originally posted 2012-11-03 18:37:47.

thermography-vs-mammogramThe Department of Health has said it will revise the advice it gives to women before breast cancer screening, following a report showing the programme prevents deaths, but also results in over diagnosis. The meta-analysis of evidence found women who are invited to a breast cancer screening had a 20% reduced relative risk of dying from breast cancer compared with women who arent invited to screening. But they also found the chance of over diagnosis was just over 1% for the roughly 307, 000 women aged 50 to 52 years who are invited to begin screening every year. Jointly-commissioned by Cancer Research UK and the DH, the independent panel concluded that the benefits of early detection and treatment with screening outweighed the harms, but added that women should be made aware of the risks so they can make an informed decision.

The report has led to a review of the information provided by the NHS when women are invited for screening. The panel conducted a meta-analysis of 11 randomised control trials assessing whether breast cancer screening resulted in fewer deaths and the evidence for over-diagnosis, compared with no screening. Although they acknowledged that there were limitations to the studies- all of which took place more than 20 years ago – they found the current breast cancer screening programme, which invites all women aged 50 to 70 years to screening every three years, prevented about 1,300 deaths from breast cancer a year.

It also found that each year around 4,000 breast cancers are over diagnosed – with women receiving treatments such as surgery, radiotherapy and medication for cancers that may not have come to clinical attention in the womans lifetime were it not for screening. The panel estimated that for the 10,000 women invited to screening from age 50 for 20 years, about 681 cancers will be found. Of those, 129 represent over diagnosis, and 43 deaths will be prevented.

Fortunately mammograms are not the only option, thermal imaging is not only radiation free, it also detects breast problems before they reach the stage where mammography is able to detect them. For further information regarding thermography www.thebeechwoodpractice.co.uk contact Bill Bradford MD.

Originally posted 2012-11-01 18:39:31.

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