Cholesterol Struck Again! For Good!!

Dear Readers,

For the longest time, we have heard saturated fat is bad for you and it can clogged up your artery which leads to heart attack.  Well, the science is in (for one more time) and apparently this is not the case.  A study was released August 29, 2017 in one of the most prestige cardiology journal.  It  examined the dietary habits of 135,000 people and came to the resounding conclusion that “high fat intake – including saturated fat – was associated with a REDUCED risk of mortality.” Furthermore, this study found that a high carbohydrate (didn’t distinguished refined or not) diet increased the risk of mortality (1).   Shocking? perhaps not.  Look into human anatomy and chemistry than you will know how important these fats are.  Human bodies need fat for many different reasons, such as to create hormones, maintain healthy cell membranes, and have excellent neurological function.  In addition, approximately 60% of brain is composed of fat (2).  Why would it make sense to cut down good quality fat intake and replace with carbohydrates?   Besides the benefit of the intake fat, here are three other take away from this articles.

  1. Three or four daily portions of fruit and vegetables appear to have similar benefits as the current recommendation of five. Meaning, it’s unnecessary to over-stress about getting exactly five servings of fruits and veggies each day. In this study three to four servings worked out to be 375-500 grams. Just for reference, 100 grams of fruits and veggies is about the equivalent of two cupped hands of raw, diced fruit or veggies. This means you should try and get at least 8 cupped handfuls of fruits and vegetables per day.
  2. The benefits of the fruits, vegetables, and legumes is greater if they are consumed raw. The science behind the idea that raw is better is fairly complicated. But what’s most important is that you’re eating plenty of vegetables and fruits, so if cooking them means you’ll eat more, then by all means, cook ‘em
  3. Replacing saturated-fatty-acid intake with carbohydrates had an adverse effect on blood lipids. This study examined the impact of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins on total cholesterol, LDL (“bad”) and HDL (“good”) cholesterol, and apolipoprotein A1 (apoA1) and B (apoB).

Dr. Wu DC’s comment:

Part of the reason I am posting this blog was because American Heart Association (AHA) released an article lashing out on saturated fat not long ago (3).  That publication, of course, back-fired them as physicians around the world were questioning the motivation behind it.  I am still baffled why they would recommended replace good saturated fat (coconut oil) to monounsaturated fat (canola oil) while science clearly stated otherwise.

The other point I would like to point out is the total cholesterol level.  We have been told higher cholesterol could potentially lead to heart attack that’s why doctors put almost every body on statin (cholesterol lowering drug).  In fact, statin drugs are one of the most profitable drugs which has made over 22 billions per year.  This, in some degree is true but that’s not everything.  While it is important to make sure one’s cholesterol level in check, not everyone should have the same cholesterol level.  A man weights 200 lbs should have different cholesterol level compare to 100 lbs woman, that makes sense right?  Using one standard method to measure cholesterol level is wrong to start with;  and further to put everyone on statin because they are out of the range is even worse.  Cholesterol is extremely important in our body for proper nerve functioning, hormone production and wound healing.   It is imperative not to undercut them.  I would highly recommend to consult with your physician or qualified functional medicine practitioner to go over this issue, and oh yeah, go ahead take that spoonful of coconut oil.

One last thing about this article; while consuming vegetables, it is worth the effort to go out and get organic produces.  The nutrients in there are much higher with less pesticides compared to conventionally grown.

Yours in health,

Dr. Wu DC
ICON Chiropractic

 

References:

  1. Dehghan M, Mente A, Zhang X, et al., Fat and Carbohydrate Intake and CV Mortality. American College of Cardiology. Aug 29th 2017.
  2. Chang Cy, Ke DS, Chen JY., Acta Neural Taiwan. 2009 Dec;18(4):231-41.
  3. Http://news.heart.org/advisory-replacing-saturated-fat-with-healthier-fat-could-lower-cardiovascular-risks
  4. Sources: www.functionalmedicineuniversity.com/public/1266.cfm  (Thanks to Functional Medicine University for the majority of sources).

 

 

Take Probiotics Can Help with My Immune System?

Dear readers,

It has been said close to 80% of our immune system are coming from the gut, or more specifically, little critters in our colons. Probiotics, literally means For-Life in Latin, are microorganisms when consumed (as in a food or a dietary supplement) maintains or restores beneficial bacteria to the digestive tract.  These microorganism, usually in amount of trillions, are key elements to help us fight off foreign objects, bacteria, viruses and maintain general health.   However, the increased consumption of meats, fats, processed carbohydrates, preservative, and antibiotics can alter our bacterial population(1-3).  Also, let’s not forget the overuse of antibiotics as well (4).   As a result, our delicate microbiome (beneficial intestinal bacteria) is becoming disrupted and imbalanced, which results in a condition called dysbiosis.  Research have shown dysbiosis is associated with almost every known disease process, from flu, obesity and
cancer to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, allergic reactions, neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, and even mental health issues such as depressions (5,6).

Research have shown probiotics can enhance nonspecific cellular immune response characterized by activation of macrophages, natural killer (NK) cells, antigen-specific cytotoxic T-lymphocytes, and the release of various cytokines in strain-specific and dose-dependent manner.  In other words, they can detect and destroy foreign objects such as viruses and bacteria.  It has also shown taking probiotics could improve the gut mucosal immune system by increasing the number of IgA(+) cells and cytokine-producing cells in the effector site of the intestine (7).

Dr. Wu DC’s Comment:

Fall is here which means lots holidays are coming your way.  In translation: lots parties and foods.  While it is good to catch up with your friends and family to have a great time, let’s not forget to take care our little friends inside our gut as well.  Wine, cheese, and other delicious foods are pleasant to eat but might be damaging our microbiome therefore it is extremely important to replenish them while you can.  There are many different kinds and strains of probiotics and it’s quite confusing.   Here are the most investigated probiotics cultures for their immunomdulation properties: Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, Lactobacillus casei Shirota, Bifidobacterium animalis Bb-12, Lactobacillus johnsonii La1, Bifidobacterium lactis DR10, and Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii. While it’s difficult to have all of them in one capsule but more is merrier.
I take 20 billion cutlures once in the morning and once before I go sleep with empty stomach.  The reason taking  it with empty stomach is because foods in stomach will release stomach acid which could potentially reduce the quantity of them.

Back in the days if you told me taking bacterias would help with my immune system I would said you are out of your mind.   Apparently times have changed so is the science.  Time to take care little fellas in our gut so we can have better immune system and health in the upcoming cold season.

References:

  1. Van Den Abbeele P, Verstraete W, El Aidy S, et al.  prebiotisch, faecal transplants and microbial network units to stimulate biodiversity of the human gut micro biome.  Microb Biotechnol. 2013;6(4):335-40
  2. Brown K, ADeCoffe D, Molcan E, et al.  Diet-induced symbiosis of the intestinal microbiota and the effects on immunity and disease.  Nutrients.  2012;4(8):1095-119
  3. Pendyala S, Walker JM, Holt PR.  A high fat diet is associated with endotoxemia that originates from the gut.  Gastroeneterology.  2012;142(5):1100-1 e2.
  4. Carding S, Verbeke K, Vipond DT, et al.  Dysbiosis of the gut microbiota in disease.  Microbial Ecology in Health and disease.  2015;26:10.3402/mehd.v26.26191
  5. Daulatzai MA.  role of stress, depression, and aging in cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease.  Current To Behave Neurosci. 2014;18:265-96
  6. Sun J, Chang EB.  Exploring gut microbes in human health and disease: Pushing the envelope. Gene & Diseases.  2014;1(2):132-9
  7. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2014;54(7):938-56. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2011.619671.

On Guard Blend Oil: Another Way to Boost Immune System, Naturally

Dear readers,

You have heard me raved about essential oils and medicinal benefits they provide.  Here is another one of my favorite which I keep it with me all the time.  This blend oil have been studied for their strong abilities to kill harmful bacteria, mold, and viruses.  This blend can be used neat/dilute on the body, diffused into the air or be used to clean and purify household surfaces.

On Guard Blend Oil!

Application:
Topical: Massage throat, stomach, intestine, and bottoms of feet. Dilute one drop in 15 drops of fractionated coconut oil: massage the thymus to stimulate the immune system, and massage under the arms to stimulate thy lymphatic system.  It is best applied to the bottoms of the feet, as it may be caustic to the skin.  Dilute with fractionated coconut oil when used on sensitive/young skin.
Aroma: Diffuse or inhale the aroma directly.

Single oils contained in this blend:
1. Wild Orange: is antibacterial, anti fungal, antidepressant, and antiseptic.  It is a powerful disinfectant and very effective against colds and flu.
2. Clove Bud: is antibacterial, anti fungal, anti infectious, anti parasitic, a strong antiseptic, antiviral, and an immune stimulant.
3. Cinnamon Bark: has very specific purposes: 1) it’s a powerful purifier, 2) its a powerful oxygenator, and 3) it enhances the action and the activity of other oils.  It may have a stimulating and toning effect on the whole body and particularly on the circulatory system.  It’s antibacterial, anti fungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti parasitic, antiseptic, antimicrobial, anti parasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, immune simulate, sexual stimulant, and warming.
4. Eucalyptus radiata: may have a profound antiviral effect upon the respiratory system.  It also has strong antibacterial, anticatarrhal, and antiseptic properties.
5. Rosemary: may help balance heart function, energize the solar plexus, and reduce mental fatigue.  It may improve circulation and help stimulate the nerves.  It is antiseptic and anti-infectious.

Dr. Wu DC’s comment;

Like I have previously stated, I always keep this one close to me.  I applied when I go places with large crowds such as bart, classes and in planes.  I also apply this oil to my cute little nieces  feet after dilution to enhance their immune system when they go day care or at sleep.  Fall season has been token as the “flu” season, and this is one of the best way to protect you from it.

These sources are from the book called “Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils, 5th edition.

Can Chiropractic Care Naturally Enhance Your Immunity?

Chiropractic and Immunity

In this study, seventy-six asymptomatic subjects were randomized to receive an upper thoracic (upper mid-back) spinal manipulation (chiropractic adjustments) with cavitation (sounds) or without cavitation, or were included in a control group. All subjects had their blood drawn before, 20 minutes and two hours after the intervention. Production of IL-2 in mononuclear cell (key element of immune system) cultures was activated with staphylococcal protein A (SPA). Induced secretion of IL-2 increased significantly in manipulation with and without cavitation.

The paper concludes that in vitro T lymphocyte (immune) response to a SPA stimulus became enhanced after spinal manipulation. Therefore, this effect may be independent of joint cavitation/audible. This finding suggests manipulation may influence IL-2 immune-regulated biological responses.

Dr. Wu DC’s comment:

We all know how wonderful chiropractic adjustments can be for sore neck, lower back pain and joint issues.  But do you know chiropractic adjustments can also enhance your immune system as well?   In this study, researches evaluate effects of upper mid back spinal manipulation (chiropractic adjustment) on the production of interleukin 2 (IL-2) – a key element of innate immune system signal response to foreign body infections such as bacteria, viruses and parasites.  IL-2 also play a major role with T-cell-dependent immune response system which helps you to fight off these nasty and gnarly microbial infection.  Pretty cool stuff, isn’t it?

Teodorczyk-Injeyan JA, Injeyan HS, McGregor M, et al.
Enhancement of in vitro interleukin-2 production in normal subjects following  a single spinal manipulative treatment.
Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2008;16:5.

The next miracle trace mineral : Magnesium

Recently most of the emphasis has been focusing on the miracle vitamin D (especially D3) and let’s not forget there are other trace minerals and vitamins just equally important.  In this blog, we will focus on one of the most important trace mineral in the body, Magnesium (Mg).

In the book “The Magnesium Factor: How one simple nutrient can prevent, treat, and reverse high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and other chronic conditions” by Mildred S. Seelig and Andrea Rosanoff, they stated “Magnesium is a necessary catalyst for all sorts of life reaction.   Amount the enzymes that have been studied intensively, over 350 need magnesium, directly, to do their job properly.” (p.11)  What does this mean? That means without adequate Mg in the body, majority of bodily systems (such as heart and muscles to name a few) will not function at the highest level.

Here are some of the potential signs and symptoms if you are Mg deficiency

  1. High blood pressure
  2. Angina (chest pain due to heart disease)
  3. Muscle contraction
  4. High cholesterol
  5. Type 2 diabetes
  6. Obesity
  7. Low energy
  8. Anxiety

Besides signs and symptoms, how else can we know if we are Mg deficiency?

Serum (blood)  magnesium represents only 1% of magnesium stores. Magnesium is homeostatically controlled in the serum and measuring serum magnesium levels provides many false negatives. By the time an individual’s serum magnesium is low, they are very deficient in magnesium, as the body cannot maintain the serum magnesium levels. RBC magnesium is definitely a better choice and the most accurate test out there.

Why are we so Mg deficiency?

The reason lies in our soils.  Soils today are very different from 20 years ago.  Due to the evolution of farming practices, pesticides and herbicides play a major role of depleting micronutrients in soils.  In addition, incomplete grown fruits and vegetables harvested before they are fully ready for transportation purposes hence reduced the vitamins and trace minerals even more. Lastly, refined processed foods such cookies, croissant and others will rob even more Mg from our body.

What food groups contain most Mg? list from most to least in each categories.

Vegetables: butter beans, soy flour, legumes, beet green, red seaweed, chard, spinach and collards.
Fruits: Coconut, dates, dried apricots, and dried figs.
Meat and poultry: Liver, bacon, corned beef, roast beetf, steak, chicken and turkey.
Nuts: Cashews, almonds, Brazil nuts, peanuts, pecans, hazelnuts, walnuts.

How much Mg supplements should we take?

Everyone is different, and a good general rule of thumb in our office is 300 mg of Mg for every 100 pounds of body weight.  This might seems a bit over daily recommended dosage and the reason is because majority of population is Mg deficiency.   Based in our clinical experience with adults, we started with 300 mg of Mg/day and slowly added 100mg a day after until that dosage cause loose stool then we back off 100mg.  For example, we started John with 300 mg of Mg on Monday,  400 mg on Tuesday, 500 mg on Wednesday and 600 mg on Thursday and he reported with loose stool; then we back off to 500mg and that’s the dosage we stay with until further evaluation.  This process is called “up to tolerance” which can be apply to vitamin C as well.  However, if you are experiencing kidney disorder, Crohn’s disease or  taking antibodies it is imperative to work with your physician on this subject.
It is extremely important to know if  you have adequate Mg because it tights to so many chemical reactions in your body.   However, we don’t recommended blindly start taking Mg supplements and to hope change your current health conditions; it is strongly recommended to work with health care professional certified in functional medicine to perform necessary laboratory testing to determine how much Mg you really need.

Yours in health,

Dr. Wu DC

Curvy Back, less lower back pain?

Lumbosacral sagittal alignment in association to intervertebral disc diseases.

This is a nice study to know.   In this study, authors were studying the relationship between the lumbar lordosis (lower back curve), intervertebral disc pathologies (disc herniation and

/or degeneration) and pain.  Here are the fact

  1. 2 different groups of 50 subjects with lower back pain.
  2. First group is lower back pain with disc pathology and second group is lower back
    pain without disc pathology.
  3. Took MRI of each group and calculated the lumbar lordosis (lower back curve).
  4. People with disc pathologies has straighter lower back curve than without disc pathology.
  5. Authors concluded that “patients with intervertebral disc lesions seem to have more straightened lumbosacral profiles, but it has not been proven which comes first: disc degeneration or changes in sagittal alignment.”

Dr. Wu DC comment:

If you have been to my office then you would known I am very keen on spinal curvatures.  Curves work as suspensions and they are there to protect and preserve your spine.  Too much or too little curves could potentially speed up degeneration (aging) process.  This study has stated the relationship between these two but weren’t sure which one comes first.  Chiropractic has long been known to correct misalignment of spine (we called it subluxation) which can potentially change curvatures of spine. My take is, does not matter which one comes first, loss curve or degeneration of disc, it is important to get your spine check periodically before you hit either one of these.  Prevention always triumph treatment.

Dr. Wu DC

Published online 2014 Dec 17. doi:  10.4184/asj.2014.8.6.813

The lesser known powerful oil – Spearmint Oil

While peppermint oils are popular amount essential oils and culinary worl, a lesser known spearmint oils are equally powerful and profound.  Studies now show that spearmint can “wake up” the brain and boost cognitive function.
The study revealed spearmint leafs contains a group of phenolic compounds called rosmarinic acid, which can improve

  • attention
  • concentration
  • brain function
  • working memory
  • sleep pattern

In the study, the group took spearmint extract increased their attention and concentration measuring by 46% and 121% after 4 hours.  In the same study, the group also showed a 39% improvement on planning abilities[1].

On the different study, the subjects were average 59 years old male with memory impairment but not dementia.  What they found out was subjects were given spearmint extract demonstrated a nearly 3 times improvement on working memory compared to placebo group.  In addition, the same group received spearmint extract also shown better sleep pattern[2].

Editor’s note:
With lots technology gadgets flowing around kids, they are easily distracted and can become very handful when school starts.  One of the easiest and clean way to help them concentrate is to diffuse spearmint oil in the background.  Not only it can help them concentrate and perform better, it also has a sweet and refresh smell which makes everything more pleasant.  Any questions? Drop us a line here so we can get back to you as soon as we can.

Dr. Wu DC
Team ICON

 

[1]Nieman KM, Sanoshy KD, Bresciani L, et al. Tolerance, bioavailability, and potential cognitive health implication of a distinct aqueous spearmint extract.  Functional Foods in health and Disease. 2015;5(5):165 of 87
[2}Nieman KM, Sanoshy KD, Fonseca BA, et al. Spearmint extract improves Working Memory in Men and Women with Age-Associated Memory impairment 2016

 

Text Neck and Blood Flow to the Brain.

Decreased Vertebral Artery Hemodynamics in Patients with Loss of Cervical Lordosis

Med. Sci Monit, 2016; 22:495-500

Key points:

  1. The authors wanted to determine the relationship between vertebral artery (blood vessels in the neck) and cervical lordosis (neck curve).
  2. Loss of cervical lordosis (neck curve) causes disrupted biomechanics, triggering a degenerative process in the cervical spine.
  3. The loss of cervical lordosis (neck curve) is associated with neck, upper thoracic, and shoulder pain, tension and cervicogenic headaches, and POORER HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY of the life outcomes.
  4. The evaluation parameters included lumen diameter (LD: size of blood vessel), peak systolic velocity (PS: blood going into vessel), and end-diastolic velocity (ED: blood going out of vessels), and flow volume (FV).
  5. The results of the study revealed that vertebral artery parameters, including LD, FV and PS, were significantly different between groups, with patients with LOSS OF CRVICAL LORDOSIS SHOWING LOWER VALUES in comparison to controls.
  6. Axial load (weight of head) is shifted from posterior to anterior (back to forward) is lost, and the increased compressive forces triggers and accelerates the degenerative process.

Dr. Wu DC’s Comment:

  • Spine is a very delicate structure especially at the neck region because of nerves and blood vessels.
  • When you put your head forward to read phone or tablet, you are slowly changing the curvature of your neck.
  • “Text Neck”, is no longer a catchphrase but an actual medical diagnosis.
  • You are changing the function and health of your body when you change the position of your head, such as this article stated, reduced blood flow to the brain.
  • Posture is extremely important to the health; good posture can lead to better health.

 

Incidence of Spontaneous Resorption of Lumbar Disc Herniation

Incidence of Spontaneous Resorption of Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Meta-Analysis

Ming Zhong, MD, Jin Tao Liu, MD, Hong Jiang, MD, phD, Wen MO, PhD, Peng-Fei Yu, MD, Xiao Chun Li, MD, and Rui Rui Xue, MD
Pain Physician 2017; 20:E45-E52

Key points:

1. Studies of acute Lumbar Disc Herniation (LDH) have found that 2 and 5 years after diagnosis there was little difference between patients who underwent surgery and those who did not.
2. Since 1990 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) have provide evidence that conservative treatment allows resorption of the herniated disc.
3. …the overall incidence of spontaneous resorption after LDH was 66.66% ….
4. Spontaneous regression of disc herniation at repeat epidurography has been described since 1945.
5. IN 1990, an article was published in Spine in which Saal et al first identified the phenomenon of spontaneous resorption as observed by MRI and CT. This phenomenon showed us that LDH could be treated conservatively.
6. Overall incidence of LDH reabsorption was around 66.66%. In japan, the resorption rate was 62.58%, which is close to the average level.
7. In the United Kingdom, the incidence was much higher, at 82.94%.

Dr. Wu DC comment:

• This is a really good review article for people who are suffering from the lumbar disc herniation (LDH). LDH can cause debilitating discomforts such as leg weakness, nerve pain shoots down the leg to even affected organs functions. However, LDH could also be incidental finding which means it is completely asymptotic and benign.
• The conventional treatment for LDH is usually operation/surgery, but as this article stated, the surgical outcome is not much different from conservative treatment.
• The conservative treatments in this paper includes: bed rest, oral steroids, NASIDS, massage, physical therapy; and may I add the specific chiropractic adjustment to the list as multiple other studies have shown.
• It is also interesting to see the age demographic in this article, as it ranges from 20s to 80s. In other words, the body is always attempting to heal itself as long as we provide a good environment to allow it to do so, in regardless to the age.
• I have always remembered what my professor told us in the class: if you have a hammer in your hand, everything looks like a nail. If you have a symptomatic disc herniation, depends on whom you talk to first, could very well decided ending up on the operation table or not. Surgery or conservative treatment, the decision is yours, but I know which one I am going to choose first.

Have any questions about disc herniation? drop a line to us or schedule an appointment at www.ICONchiropractic.com or call (408)796-7300.

ICON Chiropractic

Recap of Eposide #4 of The truth of Cancer: a Global Quest

Hello readers,

First of all, I want to thank to those whom came out to the movie on 5/19/16 in campbell office.
It is my sincere hope that you have walked away with a few pearls from the movie and apply to your daily life.  In addition, just like the author stated (paraphrasing): with this knowledge, now it is your responsibility to pass on this knowledge so people around you can live a better life too.

Here is the brief recap from my notes, if you have something else you would like to add in regards to this episode, please feel free to share with us in the comment box.

  1. Excitotoxins are substances that can damage or kill nerve cells in the brain and body.  2 of the most powerful excitotoxinsare glutamate and sugar.
    1. MSGMSG (monosodium glutamate), a flavor enhancement, can potentially cause cancer while taking long term. 
    2. Originally, the science showed only brain cells have glutamate receptors, but turns out EVERY SINGLE CELL in the body has glutamate receptor, in which case, when you taking MSG, not only it affected your brain but the WHOLE
      BODY! yikes!
    3. Flavonoid in fruits such as resveratrol found to be very affective on blocking  glutaneuromate uptake in cells.
    4. Glutamin and Glucose both can fuel cancer but glutamin is worst of 2 because it goes thru the anaerobic pathway, in other words, cancer cells can utilize glutamin in any condition.
    5. Surprisedly, black bean and mushroom have HIGH glutamin as opposing to green veggies have low on glutamine.
    6. SOY, doesn’t matter organic or not, is naturally HIGH in glutamin and glutamate and should be avoid at all cost.
    7. Sugar, on the other hand, is very very bad as well.
    8. White blood cell, body’s nature immune system, needs Vit C in order to work.
      1. Sugar (glucose) uses the same pathway as  Vit C to get into the cells.  So when taking sugar, your vit C not going into the cells hence decrease your immune system (WOW!)
        1. check out this link for more info  http://www.naturalnews.com/034185_glucose_vitamin_C.html
      2. Fasting glucose of 120 can reduce WBC functioning by whooping 75%!
    9. Sugar has also been documented to induce cancer but not just causing it, and cancer cells have approximately 15-16 times more insulin receptors on them!
  2. Salvestrol – a nature compound produce in fruits RIGHT before they are ripe, has been linked to anti-cancer property.  However, with current agriculture operation, we picked these fruits before they have a chance to produce these powerful substance hence we don’t get them anymore.
  3. Sweet potato – has high amount of B6 which is good for melatonin production, helps sleep.
  4. Chaga Mushroom, which been referred to as Russian curcumin, is made up of 15% ash and contained high amount of manganese.   These powerful substance has been linked to multiple health benefits, including stomach diseases, intestinal worms, liver and heart ailments, and cancer treatment.
    1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22135889
  5. Brassica (broccoli sprout) can potentially helped preventing colon cancer.
    1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24714741
  6. Aspartame in diet soda burns off the leptin receptor (receptor in your brain to tell you not to eat anymore cause you are full) so people will keep eating and never feel full. aspertame
  7. Splenda (sucralose) kills off good bacteria in the gut and r   educe immune system.
  8. One of the interviewee recommended 3 trace minerals to help him stay healthy
    1. Selenium
    2. Chromium
    3. Silica- for connective tissues in the body
  9. Cancer cells are heat sensitive, hence one of the Mexico cancer clinic using infrared to kill off cancer cells and results were tremendous!

There were lots of great information and gems in this episode.  These information need to be out there so more people can be more benefit from it.  We will be showing episode No. 5 on 6/23/16.  Networking start at 6:30 pm and movie will start at 7:00 pm sharp.  Come join us, as we should all get healthier together!

Here is the official webiste for this awesome docu-seris  https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/

If you are interest of attending, please reply RSVP to Info@ICONchiropractic.com  by 6/21/16 to secure your seat.   The office space is limited to 10 people so it’s first come first serve.

 

Yours in health,

Dr. Wu DC