From the Desk of Dr. Michon Hawkins : Newsletters :

Holiday 2005

Hello patients and friends,

The holidays are closing in and we must begin to protect ourselves from the stress that accompanies them. Remember that we do not realize this stress until it is too late. Little signs, like not sleeping well, becoming jittery or grouchy, feeling depressed, not wanting to eat or wanting to eat too much are all warning signs that your schedule is too full.

What to do? Prioritize. What can be cut our or delegated without incident? Eat your raw veggies and fruits. Many nutrients in these plants can protect you from the effects of stress. Stay away from refined sugar. One of the side effects of sugar is to deplete your B vitamins, thus causing frayed nerves. Enjoy your family. Don't make the holidays so busy that you cannot enjoy yourself and your family.

ANTIBIOTICS

A paper published in the British Medical Journal reproaches doctors for prescribing antibiotics routinely for ear infections in their pediatric patients. It reports on an analysis of existing studies relating to such treatment and concludes that not only is the practice a waste of time and money, it appears to be harmful. Antibiotics don't speed recovery (in fact, at least one previous study suggests that they lead to more recurrences) and liberal use promotes proliferation of stronger germs. British researchers estimate that 97 percent of physicians routinely prescribe antibiotics for ear infections. BMJ, July 23, 1997

"Antibiotics: The End of Miracle Drugs??" Was a sobering look at the failure of anti-biotics reported in the March 28, 1994 issue of Newsweek. Once thought to be the answer for ending all infectious disease, it's more overuse and abuse has created resistant "superbugs". It was reported that 13,300 hospital patients in 1992 from infections that could not be controlled with antibiotics.

Remember, we have ELDERBERRY CONCENTRATE that is proving to be an effective natural preventative.

HOLIDAY RECIPE

AGAIN, THE SUGAR FREE, WONDERFUL CRANBERRY RELISH MY MOTHER USED TO MAKE FOR US.

  • 6 oz. frozen apple juice concentrate
  • 1 pkg. fresh cranberries
  • 15 oz. Can crushed pineapple
  • 1 pkg. frozen strawberries or cherries
  • 1 pkg. Knox gelatin
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces

Cook everything except the gelatin and nuts over medium heat. Stir occasionally, until the cranberries pop. Remove from heat, stir in gelatin and let dissolve and then nuts. Pour into a bowl or jelly jars and chill until firm. Enjoy!

KIDS CORNER

Hyperactive Children is a serious problem affecting between 3-10% of the population. Ritalin and other "downer drugs" are often prescribed without much investigation for the underlying cause. Two well designed studies from Cornell Medical Center report a definite improvement in hyperactivity after utilizing a markedly restricted diet., eliminating artificial food, colors, flavors, etc.

Sugar plays an important part in this because the refinement removes the B vitamins and to be able to use the sugar, your body supplies the B vitamins leading to a deficiency. This leads to a lot of neurological disorders.

Other names for sugar are: Corn syrup, fructose, dextrose, honey, concentrated fruit, glucose, maltose, lactose and sucrose.


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