From the Desk of Dr. Michon Hawkins : Newsletters :

Holiday 2006-2007

Happy holidays, patients and friends,

The holidays are closing in, and we must 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 out or delegated without incident? Eat your raw veggies and fruits. Many nutrients in these plants can protect you from the effects of stress. Include Omega 3 fatty acids in your diet, like salmon or walnuts.

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.

Make this the best holiday season.

Dr. Hawkins

NEURO EMOTIONAL TECHNIQUE

Dr. Candace Pert wrote a book called Molecules of Emotion. In it she described how humans hold emotions in their physical bodies. The emotions are small particles called neuropeptides. This is why you may have a problem, physical or emotional, that will not resolve with conventional treatment.

Chiropractors have developed a process that breaks the connection between your body and the neuropeptides. This is a powerful, but gradual, process that really makes a difference.

STRESS

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a second warning urging the monitoring of adults who use antidepressants for signs of suicidal thoughts and deepening depression. The new warning, which is on the label of both pediatric and adult dosages, is applicable to both children and adults.

I have had personal experience with the side effects of antidepressants. For myself, the depression was found to be linked to refined sugar intake. When I stopped ingesting refined sugar, the depression stopped.

There are many reasons a person can be depressed. For instance: a lack of Omega-3 fatty acids (salmon, walnuts, cod liver oil: Do we get one of these daily?), adrenal fatigue (my problem), low Thyriod, low cortisol (sleeping irregularity), lack of exercise (lack of oxygen), cardiovascular problems (lack of oxygen), and an emotional conflict not addressed. Many of these problems can be corrected with vitamins, exercise or Neuro Emotional Technique.

We should explore all avenues before resorting to the antidepressants.

HOLIDAY RECIPE

HEALTHY EGG NOG

  • 1 qt. milk (goats milk from cheesemakers.com is good)
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons of honey or to taste
  • Sprinkle with nutmeg

Mix and enjoy. Will serve 4.

KIDS CORNER

Hyperactivity is a serious problem affecting between 3 and 10% of all children. 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; to be able to use sugar, your body must use B vitamins from its own supplies, leading to a deficiency and many neurological disorders.

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

Read labels carefully to prevent your children from getting too much sugar.


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