CA Limiting Healthcare Choices

These days most of us know someone who suffers from some form of allergy, whether it be a food allergy or environmental allergen, the results are the same. Misery. Until just a few short years ago, allergy sufferers endured frequent shots and/or  steroid treatment  in attempt to lead a normal productive life.

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The shots and steroids don’t cure the problem but many allergy sufferers are able, through treatment,  to gain some relief from their symptoms. Those of us allergic to the treatment, unable to take the steroids,  were left to suffer with our allergies, until just a few years ago.

With the wide-spread use of lasers for pain relief came other advances in medical treatments, including alternatives to allergy treatment. One company which offers allergy relief through bio-feedback is BioVeda (though there are others, I am not familiar with them). The treatment consists of using a laser to retrain the body not to react to certain allergens. The treatments are very effective and have given many allergy sufferers the relief they have been unable to find elsewhere.

Recently, a complaint was filed with the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners from a woman whose children were allergic to chocolate. The children were treated for the allergen by a Chiropractor with biofeedback equipment. The doctor announced that the girls were now able to eat chocolate. So, the mother gave the girls chocolate…and they had a reaction.

Because of this  single isolated incident, the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners has been holding hearings on the topic of biofeedback and are considering banning the treatment by Chiropractors  within the State of California, all in the name of protecting the public.

As a chronic allergy sufferer, without insurance, I believe this action is against the public interest and only serves to further line the pockets of medical doctors and pharmaceutical companies, who offer prolonged, expensive treatment but offer no cure — not even the hope of a cure.

I am sure that not everyone who has gone through the biofeedback  treatments has been cured —  but everyone’s body is different, and no claim was ever made that these treatments had  a 100% success rate. Medical doctors are not able to provide cures for many medical issues that they treat. The benefits of the biofeedback treatments are nothing short of miraculous, when they work, and have the ability to change people’s lives. The best part is that most people can actually afford the series of treatments, even if they can’t afford medical insurance!

If the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners has their way, those of us who suffer from allergies will be forced to endure an endless routine of shots and pills, with no real cure ever offered, and side-effects that are often worse than the allergy itself.

If a doctor makes false claims or statements, he or she should be challenged and charged accordingly or their license should be revoked, if necessary. Why ban a valuable treatment method that provides relief from suffering to so many?

If you care about having medical options, please take the time to learn more about this important issue. Even if your don’t suffer from allergies, having this choice available to others – your family, friends and even strangers –  should be protected and preserved.  You can watch the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners hearings online.   Watch the January, February and March hearings. Please send your comments to:

Board of Chiropractic Examiners
2525 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 260,
Sacramento, CA 95833

Telephone: (916) 263-5355
Fax: (916) 263-5369
CA Relay Service TT/TDD: (800) 735-2929
Consumer Complaint Hotline: (866) 543-1311
Or email:
chiro.info@chiro.ca.gov

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Benefits of Milk?

Raw Milk and Raw Eggs – – Can You Safely Eat Them?

The dairy association seems bent of getting out their message that everyone needs milk. The number of commercials extolling the benefits of milk are seemingly endless. After contemplating the growing number of choices available in dairy case at my local grocer, it appears the message is being heard loud and clear.

The choices seem limitless; from organic milk, low-fat milk, kefir milk, soymilk, goats milk and more. How’s a mother to choose?

Growing up near Shelby, Ohio I remember getting our milk fresh from the farm, in glass gallon jars, and skimming off the cream to make our own butter. I never gave a second thought in those days wondering where my milk came from.

Since my son came into the world, it’s been a different story. I’m constantly considering where our food and drink comes from in an attempt to provide him with healthy choices. Parents have a great deal to worry and the list gets longer each day. The more I learn, the more I come to realize just how little I know.

In fact, just last year I stumbled across information on raw milk. Never having heard the term, of course I was interested and took the time to investigate it. Little did I know that I had grown up drinking what is now referred to as “raw milk”. We certainly didn’t call it that when I was young; it was simply “milk”.

After learning more about raw milk many things became clear to me. For instance, when our family moved to Citrus Heights, I became painfully aware of the effects of asthma. Since no one in my family had a history of asthma, I had to learn how to live with it. I discovered that a growing percentage of people especially children develop asthma, who live in the California Valley.

The treatment for asthma starts with inhalers and normally graduates to breathing treatments. In most cases the use of inhalers becomes a lifelong ordeal. Knowing I did not want to end up tied to an inhaler my entire life; I avoided using it as much as possible and moved out of the valley as soon as we could. Of course, I kept reading.

After moving to the mountains fortunately my asthma cleared right up all on it’s own. I haven’t used an inhaler in about five years. I’m thankful I didn’t become dependent on an inhaler.

Many parents don’t have the option of moving their children to the mountains and out of the valley. But there is an alternative.

In his article entitled, “Keeping Your House Clean Puts Asthma Sufferers at Risk,” Dr. Mercola had this recommendation:

Replacing commercial milk with raw milk from grass-fed cows is also usually well tolerated and highly health promoting. There is simply no reason to ever drink or consume regular pasteurized milk products. They almost invariably will cause the asthma to worsen. The only acceptable milk products would be raw unpasteurized milk. That may seem impossible to get but there are two ways one can obtain it.

In another article titled, “Why You Don’t Want to Drink Pasteurized Milk,” Dr. Mercola had this to say:

There is no substitute for clean, raw milk as a food, so far as children are concerned. Science has not yet succeeded in providing, in the pasteurized variety, those essential qualities that are the only real foundation for a healthy child.

Unfortunately, many grossly distorted statements are current regarding our milk supply. If we are to believe the protagonists of the Pasteurization-of-all-milk-at-all costs Party, raw milk is as good, or rather as bad, as rat poison–although as the Minister of Agriculture recently stated, “the human race existed long before Pasteur was heard of.”

On Organic Pastures (where I get my milk) website I found…

Natural organic raw milk has in it vitally important living things. These include the following: beneficial bacteria, enzymes (including lipase, protease, and other), lactase forming bacteria, and many enzyme based pathogen-killing systems. The common practice of pasteurization inactivates or dramatically reduces the effects of these important active (living) elements. As a result, you may be lactose intolerant when drinking pasteurized milk, but not lactose intolerant when you drink raw milk. This is because lactase enzymes are being formed when you digest raw milk. That is why we say; “only living milk brings life.”

They go on answer an all-important question…

What happens to bacteria in pasteurized milk after pasteurization?

After pasteurization, bacteria found naturally in milk are killed. During the high temperature heating process, cell bodies of these bacteria are ruptured and their contents are spilled, releasing histamines. This causes many milk drinkers to suffer allergic reactions. Almost all of these same consumers can drink raw milk and not have allergies. The high levels of bacteria permitted in milk intended for pasteurization are still found in pasteurized milk; they are just dead and not removed by the process.

You will find a great deal of information and some very good reasons to provide only raw milk products for your family to drink on the Organic Pastures website.

If you haven’t heard of drinking raw milk or if someone in your family suffers from allergies, asthma, lactose intolerance, you owe it to your family members to get more information on the benefits of raw milk.

My husband and I who both suffer from lactose intolerance have both discovered that we don’t have any problem drinking raw milk and it tastes so much better than that fake stuff they are peddling on television.

Try some raw milk, then drop me a note and let me know what you think.

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