Friday, March 14, 2014

This is short, please read...

A very important letter from my patient, Mary C., that may have relevance to you.  As I read the letter, I was struck with how relevant it is today as when she wrote it in 2006.  With Mary’s permission, here it is:

Dear Dr. Barrett and Staff,

I am writing to express my deepest gratitude for the kindness and care you have extended to me.  I have been searching for a way to deal with my health issues using natural methods and thought about turning to Ayurvedic Medicine but because health insurance do not consider natural healing in their policies, I had no choice but to go with conventional medicine, until I came to you.  You are my answer to my health care.  There is no question in my mind.  You are not only teaching me how to care for myself, but helped me realize that health has no price tag, and I should not allow others to dictate what type of health care I need.  For years, I have been limiting my health care needs to what insurances determine for me, but my eyes have now opened, thanks to your enlightenment!

I want to thank you for allowing me to be a part of your wellness program and I am committed to this type of care from now on because I feel strongly deserving of it.  I cannot thank you enough for helping me feel better than I have felt or even remember feeling in so long.  I will do my part in helping this healing process along.

Thank you very much, Dr. Barrett and best wishes to all of you for all your help and for making me feel at home when I am around you.  I wish you health and prosperity for always, and may the Spirit of God go before you to make sure and successful your way.

Love and gratitude,
Mary C.

Wasn’t that a beautiful letter?  I am still grateful for the letter and especially for Mary.  She continues still as my patient and is in wonderful health. 

There are several significant key points that apply to so many people.

Mary wanted natural methods to help resolve her health issues.  She was tired of none results and hearing medication was her only answer.  She felt trapped as though she had no choice but to use her health insurance.  Mary was allowing others to dictate how she would be treated.  She was not in control of her own healthcare decisions.

Because of money, Mary was allowing to be lead (herded) into treatment that she was not interested in.  Happily, I was on Mary’s insurance plan giving her an alternative means to approach her health problems.

Fortunately, she learned that there are wonderful solutions like chiropractic and nutrition, exercise, positive thinking and a belief system that allows you to be a powerful, spiritual and healing being.
Unfortunately, Mary is not in the minority.

People have been lead into a wonderland where magically insurance has paid for much of one’s healthcare needs.  But that system is about to change and it is a system built on sickness care NOT wellness care.

Chiropractic and nutrition protocols have long been a wellness care system.  The premise is to keep your body in a natural state of great health.  Handle health issues as they come along as naturally as possible.

Our new healthcare system will no longer pay for any procedure at the whim of a doctor or patient.
People must learn how to care for themselves better and be willing to pay for health themselves.
If you don’t think differently, you are in for big surprises.

The brilliant inventor, Thomas Edison was attributed as saying, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."

• Get regular non pain chiropractic adjustments
• Allow me to help detoxify your body and show you what good nutritional products can do for you in improving and maintaining your health
• Let me design a program of wellness for you that includes a whole host of protocols you can use at home without a doctor
• Get tips and ideas from my blogs and website

Take control of your health and don’t let others decide what’s best for you.  But don’t have your head in the sand either.  I’m always here to serve you and yours and I always hope to be the chiropractor you wish you had in the family.

Blessing and Good Health!
Dr. Rick Barrett

Monday, March 10, 2014

Godzilla, Rodan, Giant Ants, Mutant Spiders, Antibiotics and a Real Alert from the CDC!

Stay with me for a moment.
Remember those good old horror flicks depicting large mutant creatures caused by radiation exposure, a demented scientist or a laboratory error?
Sure, they were silly, looked horribly fake and usually didn’t have great acting. 
Nowadays, people are engrossed with stories about mutants like zombies, X-Men, and the timeless characters of vampires and werewolves.  But what if the idea of mutants wasn’t so far-fetched?
So many in our society believe in the fantastical, but don’t give a second thought about the real monsters that put them and their families at grave risk.
Mutant bugs are real!  They happen to be very small, however.  Not the giant radioactive mutations of the movies.  You likely have heard of them.  Maybe you’ve even dismissed the thought of them.  They have been called “superbugs”.  A superbug is a bacterium that has become resistant to antibiotic drugs!  They are extremely dangerous, multiply, spread quickly and are deadly.
The uncontrolled misuse and abuse of antibiotics is the cause. 
Just think of an outbreak of these bugs invading our hospitals and clinics; taking up residence in our bodies and destroying them.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified “antibiotic resistance as one of the greatest threats facing human health.”
Do we need antibiotics?
Yes.  They can be life savers.
“Antibiotics save lives, but poor prescribing practices are putting patients at unnecessary risk for preventable allergic reactions, super-resistant infections, and deadly diarrhea.  Errors in prescribing decisions also contribute to antibiotic resistance, making these drugs less likely to work in the future.”-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Superbugs are just another example of humans trying to solve one problem and creating another.  It’s not just the fantasy world of movies. 
We are creating monsters.  Small deadly monsters!
Partly because antibiotics are given to chickens and livestock causing superbugs in them that easily transfers to humans through food and water supplies.  Partly because people are demanding antibiotics from their doctors for any little sniffle, cough, congestion or sneeze they have.
Doctors are not taking control.  Some feel bullied by their patients because they are demanding the medication.  Well, who is in charge anyway?
Realize that antibiotics don’t work on:
·         Common cold
·         Influenza (flu)
·         Viral bronchitis
·         Measles
·         Chicken pox
·         Herpes
·         Mono (infectious mononucleosis)
They do work on:
·         Strep
·         E. Coli
·         Salmonella
·         Bacterial sinusitis
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is alarmed, issuing warnings and telling doctors they need to change their ways.  They say:
·         More than half of all hospital patients receive an antibiotic.
·         Doctors in some hospitals prescribed three times as many antibiotics as doctors in other hospitals.
·         Reducing the use of high-risk antibiotics by 30% can lower deadly diarrhea infections by 26%.
Some other staggering, alarming, scary statistics are:
·         23,000 Americans die each year due to antibiotic resistant bacterial infections.
·         25% of antibiotic prescriptions aren’t necessary (because the infection is viral).
·         One out of four times a doctor gives an antibiotic, it won’t help.
·         60% of the time, prescribed antibiotics are “broad spectrum” which kills good and bad bacteria.  Then superbugs can develop.
This is like dropping a nuclear bomb on Houston killing the bad and good people, resulting in mutant zombies.
What you can do:
Resist taking antibiotics.  Consider allowing your body to heal using natural remedies when possible.  It has everything it needs to heal, but may need a little help on a physiological level.  Nature provides great answers.  Drugs are derivatives and alterations of plants, herbs, etc.  So why not look to these first?  There’s no harm to your body and your better for it.
We carry many nutritional supplement products that are immune system builders as well as viral and bacterial fighters.  These natural remedies have been used long before I was born, by chiropractors, naturopaths, homeopaths, herbalists and holistic medical doctors.  They are clinically effective and safe.
Should you choose to take an antibiotic, ask your doctor.
·         Do I really need it?
·         How does he/she know what type of infection I have?
·         What are the consequences of taking or not taking the drug?
Remember that there are consequences to taking all medications.  Drugs are abundant and readily available (over the counter and prescribed), but it does not make them any less dangerous.  Be thoughtful and investigate any medication you use in or on your body. 
Wishing you a long, healthy and abundant life.
Dr. Rick Barrett
P.S.  General rule (not always accurate)…if you see…green and yellow phlegm (sputum), think bacterial infection (doesn’t mean you need an antibiotic).  Red/rust: viral…antibiotics don’t work.  Clear or white…antibiotics don’t work.  Allergies can also cause green/yellow mucus, sputum.  Culture will always give a definitive answer if you need it. 
Tip:  Keep your immune system strong to fight disease and infection! 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Ponder This...

"First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out.  Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out.  Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew, so I did not speak out.  And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak for me."
-Martin Niemöller

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Clean Up your Act!

Spring is a time of re-birth!

No surprise there right?
It’s a universal time in which nature sheds the old winter coat, life is renewed and springs forth.  We humans clean the flower beds, remove debris, purge, repair, discard and generally clean up our living environment. 
But what about cleaning up our internal environment?  That’s right…our bodies.

Perhaps you never thought about it or maybe you have always meant to and just never got around to it.  Likely you already know some reasons to clean up your body.
Most of us share the same reasons.

Sure, you might have one or two more or less than someone else, but we’re all humans living in a toxic world with…
·         Air and water pollution
·         Eating poorly (not always your fault)
·         Smoking
·         Drinking alcohol
·         Sugary, refined carbohydrate diets
·         Medications, prescribed, over-the-counter, or otherwise
·         Free radicals
·         Additives and preservatives in food
·         Candies, cakes, etc.
·         Fast food
·         Sodas
Consuming other things that appear to be food but is not real food because it comes in bags and boxes loaded with chemicals.

I could likely write a twenty page letter of all the harmful garbage we eat, breathe, inject, or lather on our skin (the largest organ of the body), but I won’t.
Oh yeah, did you overindulge during Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hanukkah holidays, New Year’s Eve, someone’s birthday in the family or at the office and swore that once the new year was here you’d do better, but now it’s March and you’re losing the battle because time is slipping away?

(I know…huge run on sentence)
Obviously, you get the point.  I am not passing judgment; just saying we all could use a good cleaning out or up depending on your point of view.

Why not take time now to treat yourself right and detoxify your…
·         Liver
·         Gallbladder
·         Intestines
·         Joints
·         Muscles and…
…get all of it working better.  Your gut, brain, cardiovascular system and really every organ and system will appreciate it!  So will your loved ones!
The first quarter of the year is almost over.  So let’s go…let’s get started.  Don’t worry; I have several great ways to help you get “clean” by some of the best nutrition companies on the planet.  You don’t have to go to some fancy and expensive spa in the desert, mountains or beach.  You can do it as effectively (maybe more) and for considerably less money.  We use…
·         Standard Process 21-Day Purification
·         Biotics 10-Day Cleanse
·         Transformation Enzymes
I also have a very specific liver and gallbladder flush (this is a bit intense, but worth it).
Some of the problems people have to toxic overload are:
·         A stuffy feeling in the head
·         Fatigue or difficulty sleeping
·         Indigestion and other temporary gastrointestinal upset
·         Food cravings and weight gain
·         Reduced mental clarity
·         Low libido
·         Skin that’s not looking its best
Post cleanse patients anecdotally report:
·         Improved weight management
·         Increased energy and vitality
·         Better digestion
·         Less bloating
·         Clearer skin
·         Shinier hair
·         Better sleep
·         Clearer thinking
·         Better management of challenges related to natural toxin load in the body
As we age our bodies need more help.  It’s carried you this far on life’s journey serving you well.  To ensure you get the best performance possible for years to come…
Please consider doing a good detoxification cleanse.  Even the healthiest amongst us needs to cleanse.  I have everything you need at the office and I’ll guide you through the process.  Call the office now or drop by.  We’ll all support you and give you what you need.
As always, blessings for a healthy and abundant life! 

Dr. Rick Barrett
P.S.  Consider discussing this detoxification idea with a family member or friend.  Do it together, support one another and watch great health results unfold!