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Stop Drugging Our Children

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pills-AFP I have to admit I am getting to the boiling point when it comes to the health of our children in the United States. It is starting to feel like they are one gigantic test tube for the “powers that be”, with little respect for their future and the future of our world. These toddlers are being given drugs by the truckload, all in the name of science. ADD and ADHD have become buzzwords in the pharmaceutical industry all while generating billions upon billions of dollars for said manufacturers. If I’m beginning to sound like a conspiracy theorist, so be it. It’s just that I’ve reached the point of uncertain return when $$$’s trump lives in my country… or around the globe!!  When are we going to stop drugging our children??

Currently, it is estimated the 1 in every 10 American children are being diagnosed with ADHD, which is astronomically high when it comes to this type of diagnosis. Who is giving the diagnosis? Is it the school nurse, the teacher, the pediatrician or the parent? Are other issues taken into consideration when it comes to labeling a child or toddler ADHD? What is their diet like? Are they living on fast food, sugars, chemically enhanced snacks and sodas? Is their emotional state stable? Are they a product of abusive parents, or do they come from a household that is boiling over with stress and anger? Are they bored in school…and acting out because the school system teaches to the mid range children? Have these kids had a physical trauma that caused their Nervous Systems to be out of balance, causing irrational behavior or hyper sympathetic syndrome? I can go on and on asking questions about lifestyle, environment etc., but bottom line, Houston – we have a problem!! Drugging our children is way out of control…to the point where we are administering medication to toddlers for ADHD, and they are not even old enough to be in the age group to be diagnosed for this condition!! Breitbart has a great story on this…Click here to read the full story. After the latest shooting at University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), my first thought was “Is the shooter on, or has he been on Psychotropic Drugs like Ritalin or it’s counterparts?”  If you have done your reading, most all if not all of the kids who went on shooting sprees in our schools were kids who were Dx with either ADD or ADHD. Some of the major side effects of the drugs they are given are 1) Hallucinations 2) Panic 3) Psychosis and 4) Depression, to name only a few. Check out all the side effects here Bottom line: If we want our kids to grow up and take care of our planet, we have to start taking care of them. Drugging them, masking their problems and treating them like science experiments is no way to ensure their future or ours. Let’s get to the cause of what is happening, and stop treating the symptom. This only leads to more problems down the road…ones we don’t want to face!! What are your thoughts about the drugging of our children?  I’m interested in reading them!!

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When 1+1=3

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cancer-cellsWith so much information available to the modern consumer, the dilemma becomes “who can you believe these days?”  So many rush to google, Web MD, and the plethora of web sites and books that come off as being the holy grail to health and science.  Even my blog starts to become the “answer” for many…and truth be told, all I want for everyone to do is THINK!!  So much of what we know today is self evident, and we know when something sounds fishy.  The reason for my title, When 1+1=3, simply states in this day and age that a lot of the time, things just don’t add up.  Let me give you a few examples.  In my office, we take care of a wide range of individuals….from new born infants to octogenarians.

This past Friday, I had a long term patient tell me he just got diagnosed with stage four Pancreatic Cancer.  Another patient and dear friend just started chemotherapy for breast cancer.  These 2 have been in the past 2 weeks…where throughout my 33 years in practice, I can’t count the number of people who have been diagnosed with cancer.  Here comes the question.  Ready?  Here it is… The one everyone asks-  “Hey Dr. Ron, how can the chemotherapy get me healthy when it is going to poison my entire body?”  Yup, this is one of the most asked questions I recieve from those newly diagnosed patients.  What I love about the question is THEY ARE THINKING!!  Rational thoughts and deduction tell us one thing…and the status quo tells us another.   There are so many great places to get objective information on cancer these days its crazy.  From Peopleagainstcancer.net to cancertutor.com, the list is endless on information that is available.  Bottom line, do your research and make the logical, most thought out decision that rings true for you.  One might ask, “What does a Chiropractor do for cancer and why do your patients with cancer continue to see you??”  The answer is quite simple.  Chiropractors work with the Nervous System, which has the job of controlling and running every system within your body, including the immune system.

When conventional (and non-conventional) cancer treatments are being used, the primary job for Chiropractors to do is keep the Nervous System functioning at it’s optimal level.  By doing this, no matter what the patients cancer treatment is, the body with cancer will have a greater chance of healing because its Nervous System is communicating at a high level.  Simple but powerful…and makes so much sense.  I always ask, “Who wouldn’t want their Master Control System (Nervous System) functioning at it’s highest level, no matter what the condition is or isn’t?”  The 1+1=3 equation can be used for weight loss, pediatrics, ear infections, etc., etc..  Keep doing your research, keep learning and keep questioning the authorities.  The Latin word Doctor means Teacher…and make us teach you what you want to learn.  Never succumb to a higher degree, or feel embarrassed to ask what’s on your mind.  It’s your right as a consumer, patient, and person to take responsibility for your own health, and by doing so, ask for everything you want to know.

Speaking about Cancer, check out what Johns Hopkins University supposedly said about Cancer and conventional therapies.  The respected University did not author the article, but I certainly feel many of the points make great sense.

Click here to read the article and tell me what you think.

I welcome your thoughts, questions, and comments.  Remember, we are all in this together, so let’s share our knowledge, spread our love, and live our lives to the fullest!!

Dr. Ron

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Where Are All The Sheeple Going?

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With so many crazy events happening in our world everyday, have you ever just wanted to scream “What is going on here?”  Airplane disappears for a month and with all the sophisticated technology available, no one can find it!!  Pharmaceutical companies being sued, losing billions of dollars, and nobody’s up in arms…yeah yeah yeah, it’s just another thing!!  Kids overweight, obese, and pre-diabetic and nobody screaming “What’s happening to our future!!”  Big business destroying our planet, destroying our water, while most people have no idea it’s happening!!  And I ask you, “Where are all the Sheeple going?”  By sheeple, I mean those that just go with the flow and never ask any questions, never question authority and move in any direction as long as the rest of the sheep are moving the same way.

Sometimes I think we are living in a motion picture, you know, the one where zombies occupy the planet and look like the living dead.  Yes, I just want to scream!!  Yesterdays breakthroughs are today’s nightmares.  New and improved, stronger and better, all the advertising buzz words so people will continue down the same road…and things just never change.  Now, so far this blog may sound pessimistic, but there is a reason for this tone.  Simple put, it’s time for us to WAKE UP!!  Wake up and start taking responsibility for our health…and don’t wait for ObamaScare to take care of us.  Wake up to the environmental  problems we are causing by destroying our planet.  Water supplies being contaminated, temperature changes out of control and air quality diminishing.  There’s no conspiracy theory here.  If that is the thought, look and see if you have a wool coat on (aka sheeple).

I always love it when people say “C’mon, it’s not like that.  This is how it is”, and then when asked where their validation is for their point of view, they say “awe, it’s just the way it is.”  Baaaaaaah!!  I believe we all have the right to believe whatever we want.  But if we run around claiming factual information without the facts, keep your beliefs to yourself.  I was laughed at 26 years ago when I had all the mercury fillings taken out of my mouth.  Two dentists laughed in my face after telling them what I did, and said I was totally scammed.  10 years later, it was hard to find a dentist that carries the mercury fillings, let alone it being an occupational hazard to have in dentists’ offices.  All I’m saying is it’s Time to Wake Up and start looking at issues from all different angles.  And that goes for everyone, no matter what side of the triangle you are on.

Here’s a video of David Letterman sharing some pretty harsh words about our environment which I know got people thinking differently.  Let me know your thoughts, your rants, and maybe, just maybe your personal views!!

In life and health,

Dr. Ron

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When Sickness Becomes Health

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In this crazy world of ours, there are many people who don’t know the difference between sickness and health. I can’t tell you how many times mothers and fathers bring their kids to my office worried that their child has some kind of malady, only to find out their kid’s body is working perfectly and doing exactly what it is designed to do. For instance, just last week, a family brought their 10 year old daughter to have her nervous system checked (that’s what Chiropractors do…keep the nervous system free from interference). She was also running a fever of about 102°F according to the parents. I asked how long she had the fever and they told me 4 days. I then asked what they were doing about the child’s fever, and they said “Tylenol and cold baths”.

When Sickness Becomes Health - Dr. Ron Oberstein

So here’s the crazy thing. This child had a virus within her, and her body was doing exactly what it was designed to do – heat up and kill the virus. And bless the parents, they were beside themselves and were scared to death. The nurse at the medical office told them to reduce the fever so the child would feel better. Well, let me ask you, would you rather be uncomfortable and have your body working correctly to help you heal, or feel less uncomfortable and have your body in a state of dis-ease. With the fever artificially being lowered, the virus were given the optimal environment to grow. If I could have talked to the nurse, I would ask her why she wanted to prolong the kids virus? That’s what I mean when I say “when sickness becomes health”, because people think symptoms are the sign of whether one is healthy or sick. And with the 10 year old girl, her body was actually working perfectly by spiking a fever. When they tried to lower it, she felt better and the parents thought she was healthy again. But in reality, she wasn’t. They were just prolonging the process. Being healthy is really quite easy!! Our bodies are always looking to maintain and regulate a state of health. And if this is true, which it is, then all we have to do is give our bodies the best environment to regulate itself. We were born to be healthy, we have everything within us to be healthy, and a lot of the time we just need to get out of our own way and let our bodies do what they were designed to do….be healthy!!

Out of curiosity, how do you handle symptoms? And if you let your body run its course, what have you noticed from doing so?

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The Power of Voice

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Today, while on a conference call, I had this thought about the power of voice. What I mean by “power of voice” is simple: when one is listening to another without seeing each other, all the power in the communication is within the voice. Watch a movie or t.v. show, do you look at the peoples’ mouth when they speak? Of course not, because you are too busy looking at facial expressions or postural movements. But when you talk with someone on the phone or over the Internet without being able to see them, all you have is their voice. And this can be a real positive experience!!  Voice is one of the most powerful tools we as humans have. Whether it’s for advocacy, teaching, or just plain fun, without voice it would be much more difficult to get your intended message across.

Now before you get all uppity and say “there are many mutes or deaf people who cannot talk”, well…just hold your horses. I have taken care of my share of deaf patients throughout the years, and they communicated just great with me. I’m not taking anything away from sign language, or expressive gestures. It’s just that Voice has a different power to it. Next time you talk on the phone with a loved one, close your eyes and let your imagination run as you listen to their voice. Or do the same when you watch a movie. You can feel something different just from the power of voice. And don’t forget, your Voice always counts. I was told as a youngster “the only dumb question is one that is never asked”, and since then I never resist to ask what’s on my mind.

The power in your voice is incredible. You can make people laugh, cry, understand and question. You can teach people to be better, healthier, more alive and loving. But most of all, your voice can be a catalyst for change—a way of making this world a better place for all who inhabits it. Remember, your voice counts!! Your voice is the power to change. And with that power, great things take shape. Take a listen to the cast of The Lion King as they were about to fly from Brisbane to Sydney. This is a great example of The Power of Voice. In a few minutes, they were able to bring change to passengers on board and those working on the plane—and now hopefully you!! It’s well worth the 2:00+ minutes…and quite entertaining. Let me know your take on this subject, and what your thoughts are on the video.

From the inside,

Dr. Ron


Simple Truthful Words Can Open The Heart

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It never ceases to amaze me how simple truthful words can open the heart of anyone…or should I dare say everyone.  Whoopi Goldberg, the famous comedian who can keep a poker face as well as the best of them, has her heart cracked open in a few seconds time.  Just another example of how our WORDS can have a lasting, impactful effect on those we speak them to.  Never underestimate the “power of what you say” and who you say it to.

Does this video remind you of a time when words opened you up or someone you know?  I would love to hear your response!!