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Dr. Mike discusses many different avenues of healthcare to educate the public on topics and to empower them to take health and wellness into their own hands.
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Kratom; The Natural Disaster

Posted on September 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (1)

Once thought of as a helpful “natural” alternative to opiates, Kratom has been found to be as destructive as the drugs the user is trying to avoid. Since 2000, there has been a substantial increase in the rates of kratom use in North America and Europe, both as a recreational drug and for the self-management of pain and opiate withdrawal with little attention paid to the extreme side effects this drug has on the person.

Kratom has been used as an herbal remedy in Thailand and neighboring countries for hundreds of years and they have seen the intense damage and side effects of this herb and have outlawed it. They market Kratom as a natural plant to help you get off your opiates and stay out of pain. The problem is that this is very misleading as this herb is just as dangerous, if not more dangerous, than the opiates themselves. With the users believing it is natural, they tend to believe there is no harm. Worldwide deaths from Kratom are on the rise and very little is known about the dangers of this drug. Kratom binds to opioid receptors in the human brain and has the potential to lead towards physical dependence and addiction especially in previous addicts.

Kratom contains almost as many alkaloids as opium and hallucinogenic mushrooms. One of the most dangerous effects is how kratom interacts with other drugs. The drug metabolizing enzymes in the liver are, interfered with by kratom, causes dangerous interactions with other drugs or medications. Other than death this also leads to liver damage and cirrhosis of the liver.

The bottom line is that Kratom is very dangerous and the side effects are very real. All the countries that have banned this herb have seen the devastation it causes and know, though it may be natural, it is not beneficial.

Yours In Health, 

Dr. Mike

Are Your Cells Sufficient and Pure or Toxic and Depleted?

Posted on July 26, 2017 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)
What you don't know is killing you softly How many times have you thought about how your body really works? When was the last time you read your body's owner's manual? Has the thought ever crossed your mind? Which direction would you turn if you knew there was trouble lurking down a dark hallway? Wouldn't you turn the other way and run like hell? So why do some people turn and run toward trouble when it comes to their health? Let's suppose you knew more about how you could get the most performance and productivity from the only body you will ever have while playing the game of life. Wouldn't that make all the difference? Read on to learn about how you can take control of your health and realize your highest self. Normally, modern humans are scurrying about with cell phones and caffeinated drinks glued to their hands trying to keep up, let alone get ahead. We are too busy hustling our kids to their schools and activities, dinner with friends, holiday planning, and dealing with the countless stressors encountered from living in our insanely fast paced culture. We live a lifestyle of convenience and cost consciousness, which is killing us and creating disease. The new American Way is all about ease and convenience and less about quality and wholesomeness. As Americans, we are living in an unnatural environment and are exposed to a tremendous toxic load on a daily basis. A mountain of evidence is available to support the aforementioned statement. Unfortunately our food, water, and air are heavily polluted with toxic chemical compounds that have been shown to be a contributing factor to the most common health conditions plaguing Americans. Our cells are bathed in water and if the water is dirty and toxic wouldn't you want to clean it out and start fresh from time to time? To illustrate the ongoing complications of toxicity here are a few examples. Dr. Mercola, an expert in nutrition, and well credentialed, states that some 77,000 chemicals are produced in North America. Over 3,000 chemicals are added to our food supply. More than 10,000 chemical solvents, emulsifiers and preservatives are used in food processing and 1,000 new chemicals are introduced each year. The Environmental Working Group's analysis of nearly 20 million drinking water tests conducted by water suppliers nationwide between 2004 and 2009 revealed hundreds of pollutants in U.S. tap water. For most, the government has set no safety-based legal limits. Many other contaminants were found in drinking water at concentrations above government-issued advisory health guidelines. The public has reason to be concerned. Between 2004 and 2009, water suppliers across the U.S. detected 316 contaminants in water supplied to the public. The list of detected contaminants includes: 97 agricultural pollutants, including pesticides and chemicals from fertilizer- and manure-laden runoff; 204 industrial chemicals from factory discharges and consumer products; 86 contaminants linked to sprawl and urban areas or from polluted runoff and wastewater treatment plants; 42 pollutants that are byproducts of the water treatment processes or that leach from pipes and storage tanks. Dr. Jason Allen at Bastyr University near Seattle, Washington is the lead researcher in the study of Far Infrared light rays affect on detoxifying human body fat. A chemical Dr. Allen chose to study is polychlorinated biphenyls or PCB's. According to Dr. Allen, Products are out there that slowly degrade in the environment and accumulate in humans, particularly in fat. So in this study, we picked one chemical that's detectable in 100 percent of the human population, in fact 100 percent of the mammalian population, and those are PCBs. Dr. Allen also stated, There are over 200 synthetic chemicals that are detectable in human umbilical cord blood. Accumulations of these chemicals can cause cancer, obesity, infertility, heart disease, birth defects and other illnesses and developmental issues. These are just a few of the examples of evidence that suggests that toxins on a daily basis constantly bombard our cells. How does our body survive such tremendous daily insults of toxicity? As an organism, humans have an in born intelligence that governs the atoms, molecules, organelles, cells, tissues, glands, organs and organ systems that represent its organization. This innate intelligence has far greater computing power than our cortical brain and what we can feel is very little of the nervous systems composition. Our nervous system is designed for survival and to operate optimally A great example of this innate intelligence is the phenomenon known as shivering. When the core temperature begins to fall involuntary and, often before you can perceive the change in temperature, quick muscle contractions cause the body to generate heat to increase core temperature to sufficient levels. You do not have to think about shivering, it just happens. As for increased levels of environmental toxicity the human body will take the toxins out of the bloodstream and store them in fat cells then add water to dilute the toxins while stored. The fat cells are recruited to keep the toxins from oxidizing or harming other delicate tissues and organs of the body. The body is highly intelligent and organized at survival, however daily insults of toxicity will cause the body to weaken over time resulting in disease. By not addressing and eliminating the toxins in your body and environment you are doing yourself and your cells a huge disservice. Especially if you are trying to lose fat, have a baby, suffering from mood swings, anxiety, digestive issues, headaches, sinus or allergy issues, fatigue, sleep disorders, muscle and joint pain. If diet pills, meal plans with points, and training for a 5K didn't reveal fast reliable, and long lasting results then you haven't tried everything. If drugs, psychotherapy, and surgery have not worked, there might still be hope. Would you clean out the filter of a vacuum cleaner if it were clogged? Why not cleanse your body? Wouldn't it work much better too? Knowledge and action work hand in hand and create dynamic results. Many people are just one step away from realizing the health of their dreams. Yours In Health Dr. Mike