From the Desk of Dr. Michon Hawkins : Newsletters :

Spring 2006

Hello patients and friends,

Spring is coming, and with it some health challenges!

While we all love to garden, in huge patches of landscaping or tiny pots on a patio, gardening can cause aches and pains. I am looking forward to putting together some combination pots and maybe planting some tomatoes in a pot.

If you squat instead of bending over when gardening, your back will not suffer so much. The reason squatting is so much better is that it uses the large quadriceps muscles instead of the little muscles in the back. It also uses more energy, for those who are interested in losing weight.

In spring, allergic symptoms also may reappear. Remember to take a tablespoon of elderberry extract for allergies. It can do wonders — it even helped a woman in Kansas with her asthma.

Dr. Hawkins

ALLERGIES

Spring can be an allergy nightmare for those who have compromised immune systems. Healthy adrenal glands (the little glands on top of your kidneys that help you deal with stress) are very important to the strength of your immune system.

How your adrenals are handling things can be diagnosed with a hair analysis or a saliva test at my office. If you experience three or more of these symptoms on a regular basis, you may have adrenal exhaustion:

  • Chronic stress
  • Lack of energy
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Migraine headaches
  • Sleep problems
  • Cravings for sweet foods
  • Low sex drive
  • Poor memory
  • Irritability

Remember that we are supposed to rest one day a week, according to the Bible and Torah.

Are you getting 8 hours of sleep every night, minimum?

Your adrenals are very sensitive to sugar ingestion. Sugar is the main culprit in adrenal exhaustion, followed by overextending oneself.

Check with me to see how to rebuild exhausted adrenal glands and a tired immune system.

RECIPE FOR YOUR GARDEN

You can grow vegetables amongst your flowers.
You can grow flowers amongst your vegetables.
There are many books on how to mix these for benefits to both.

Garlic is very good at preventing bugs.
Marigolds are good at preventing bugs.
Soap will keep bugs off your flowers and vegetables.
Get a spray bottle with soap and water in it and spray often.

KIDS CORNER

The British Medical Journal (July 23, 1997) reproaches doctors for prescribing antibiotics routinely for ear infections in their pediatric patients. It reports 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% of physicians routinely prescribe antibiotics for ear infections.

Chiropractic adjustments are very effective in this area. With a series of adjustments, ear infections can be cleared up and prevented.

Treat the ear with warm Sweet Oil, then insert a cotton ball to keep the oil in. Do this consistently, until the pain is gone. Allow the child to get plenty of sleep and increase the elderberry concentrate dosage.


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