Thursday, March 31, 2011

To All People Around the World

A letter from Dr Masaru Emoto...

To All People Around the World,

Please send your prayers of love and gratitude to water at the nuclear plants in Fukushima, Japan!

By the massive earthquakes of Magnitude 9 and surreal massive tsunamis, more than 10,000 people are still missing...even now... It has been 16 days already since the disaster happened. What makes it worse is that water at the reactors of Fukushima Nuclear Plants started to leak, and it's contaminating the ocean, air and water molecules of surrounding areas.

Human wisdom has not been able to do much to solve the problem, but we are only trying to cool down the anger of radioactive materials in the reactors by discharging water to them.

Is there really nothing else to do?

I think there is. During over twenty year research of hado measuring and water crystal photographic technology, I have been witnessing that water can turn positive when it receives pure vibration of human prayer no matter how far away it is.

Energy formula of Albert Einstein, E=MC2 really means that Energy = number of people and the square of people's consciousness.

Now is the time to understand the true meaning. Let us all join the prayer ceremony as fellow citizens of the planet earth. I would like to ask all people, not just in Japan, but all around the world to please help us to find a way out the crisis of this planet!!
The prayer procedure is as follows.

Day and Time:
March 31st, 2011 (Thursday)
12:00 noon in each time zone

Please say the following phrase:
"The water of Fukushima Nuclear Plant,
we are sorry to make you suffer.
Please forgive us. We thank you, and we love you."

Please say it aloud or in your mind. Repeat it three times as you put your hands together in a prayer position. Please offer your sincere prayer.

Thank you very much from my heart.

With love and gratitude,
Masaru Emoto
Messenger of Water

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! And Help a Child See!

We received this great article on hearing loss this morning from Dr. Al Sears and we wanted to share it with you! As Dr. Sears states, what you eat affects your hearing. You might think hearing loss is just because of age. You see it all around you … everybody you know who’s elderly has hearing loss. But they may have hearing loss because they’re all eating the same junk and not getting enough nutrients. That gives us a new outlook on this epidemic of hearing loss. And also a way to prevent it.

Hearing loss doesn’t start when you get old, though. It happens earlier than you might think.

Take a look at the chart to the right. You can start to experience hearing loss at any age. In fact, 26 million Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 already have high frequency hearing loss.1
Fortunately, by adding a few important foods to what you eat, you can stop the decline in your ability to hear.

1. The first thing you’ll want to do is get enough omega-3. The Blue Mountain Hearing Study followed almost 3,000 people for eight years. It found that people with the highest weekly intake of omega-3 fatty acids had a 42 percent lower risk for developing age-related hearing loss.You should try to get around 3 grams of omega-3 every day if you’re healthy. Cold-water, high-fat fish like mackerel, wild salmon, lake trout and herring are good sources. Also, you can eat plenty of raw nuts and seeds. Walnuts, almonds and pumpkin seeds are some of my favorites. Two other great sources of omega-3 are cod liver oil and Sacha Inchi oil. You get almost 7 grams of omega-3 in each tablespoon of Sacha inchi, and nearly a gram with each teaspoon of cod liver oil.

We carry only the highest quality sources of omega 3 fatty acids here at the clinic, through Advanced Health and Nutrition store. Their committment to you is to provide you the Best of the Best in quality nutrition.This year, Advanced Health & Nutrition has partnered with Metagenics, one of their leading vendors in quality fish oils by sponsoring  Operation 20/20 Outreach Program by Vitamin Angels. Vitamin Angels is dedicated to reducing child mortality worldwide by connecting essential nutrients, especially Vit A, with infants and children under 5. Many children go blind, simply because of poor nutrition.By taking care of your health, you are also taking care of a child who is nutrient deficient! We can now do something to make a difference in helping these children! What a win for everyone!

2. Another important set of nutrients for your ears are the B vitamins. In a study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people with hearing loss had 38 percent lower levels of vitamin B12, and 31 percent lower levels of folate (vitamin B9).Foods with folate include leafy green vegetables, beans and sunflower seeds. The only natural source of vitamin B12 is animal meat. Calf’s liver has the most, followed by sardines, snapper and venison (deer meat). If you’re currently in good health, Dr. Sears recommends you get at least 800 mcg per day of folate and 100 mcg of B12 every day.

3. In addition, one of the symptoms of manganese deficiency is hearing loss. Parsley and nuts  are good plant sources. Another excellent food with lots of manganese is the sweet potato. Dr. Sears recommends you get 10 mg of manganese every day.

4. You’ll also want to avoid statin drugs and NSAID pain relievers. A brand new study published a few weeks ago found that people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs did significantly worse on hearing tests than people who were not taking them.4 Also, avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain relievers because they have been shown to increase the risk of hearing loss. They also are a fairly common cause of tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. Not only is tinnitus aggravating and nerve-racking, but it decreases your ability to hear other things because of the background noise.

5. Selenium is a mineral and antioxidant, which has a protective effect against hearing loss.
A study from Taiwan showed that selenium protects your ears from toxicity in the environment. The more selenium you have, the better your hearing is. You should get at least 55 mcg of selenium a day. Some good ways to get selenium are by eating organ meats, garlic and fish.
Or you can eat one Brazil nut. Brazil nuts grow in the Brazilian jungle where the soil is rich in selenium. A single Brazil nut eaten right out of the shell gives you 100 mcg of selenium. That's more than what you'll find in most selenium supplements.

1 National Institute on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders,
2 Gopinath, Bamini, Flood, Victoria M., Rochtchina, Elena, et al, "Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids and fish and risk of age-related hearing loss," Am. J. Clin. Nutr. August 2010; 92( 2): 416-421
3 Houston, Denise K., Johnson, Mary Ann, Nozza, Robert J., et al, "Age-related hearing loss, vitamin B-12, and folate..." Am. J. Clin. Nutr. March 1999; 69(3): 564-571
4 Nash, Scott D., MS, et al, "The Prevalence of Hearing Impairment and Associated Risk Factors," Arch. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Feb. 21, 2011
5 Chuang, HY, Kuo, CH, Chiu, YW, et al, "… relationship of hearing function and blood concentrations of lead, manganese, arsenic, and selenium," Sci. Total Environ. Nov. 15, 2007;387(1-3):79-85

Sunday, March 13, 2011


TurboSonic Research


TUESDAY, MARCH 15TH 12:30 - 1:00 P.M.

Advanced Mind Health - Lunch & Learn
with Kaye Smith, LCSW, MSW

Winning at Weight Loss Open House
with LifeStyle Educators

THURSDAY, MARCH 17TH - 6:00 - 7:00 P.M.

Martha's Minute - Hormonal Health

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Complimentary and Alternative Medicine Practices

Surveys Say that Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practices are Prevalent

Back in 1993, a national survey found that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) plays a significant role in U.S. health care.1 Since then, CAM therapies have increasingly attracted the attention of medical doctors and researchers as well as the public, the government, and the media. In fact, the use of CAM therapies has increased substantially. In 1997, a study showed that over 40% of Americans used some form of CAM in their health care routine.2 In 2001, another study revealed that 68% of respondents that were tracked from a 1977 survey reported using at least one CAM therapy.3 Presently, roughly 64% of U.S medical schools offer CAM courses and several medical insurance companies offer benefits and reimbursements for CAM procedures.4,5         

There are numerous CAM therapies that support the relief of different health problems. In the survey, the most prevalent conditions of CAM patients included neck, back, and digestive problems, headaches, depression, and anxiety. The most common therapies included relaxation techniques, herbal medicine, massage, chiropractic, spiritual healing by others, and nutritional supplements.2 In particular, the use of herbal remedies and nutritional supplements rose 380% and 130%, respectively, between 1990 and 1997.2        

There are several social, cultural, and personal factors—including health, beliefs, attitudes, and motivations—that influence a person’s decision to use CAM therapies. A recent study investigated the reasons why significant numbers of people undergo various CAM therapies. It was demonstrated that the majority of patients find that CAM is more closely tied to their own values and beliefs. CAM patients tend to hold philosophies toward health and life which can be described as holistic. In other words, the majority of CAM users believe that the body, mind, and spirit all play a crucial role in maintaining proper health.6 Additionally, many CAM patients seem to be disappointed with conventional medicine because they felt this type of health care tends to focus on illness and symptoms instead of health-promoting treatments.6 

In conclusion, several national studies have shown that the frequency of use of CAM in the U.S. is far higher than previously thought. As the diversity of CAM therapies, providers, and patients expands, it will be interesting to see what the future has in store. 


  1. Barrett B. Complementary and alternative medicine: what’s it all about? WMJ 2001;100(7):20-26.
  2. Eisenberg DM, Davis RB, Ettner S, et al. Trends in alternative medicine use in the United States, 1990-1997. JAMA 1998;280(18):1569-75.
  3. Kessler RC, Davis RB, Foster DF, et al. Long-term trends in the use of complementary and alternative medical therapies in the United States. Ann Intern Med 2001;135(4):262-68.
  4. Wetzel MS, Eisenberg DM, Kaptchuk TJ, et al. Courses involving complementary and alternative medicine at US medical schools. JAMA 1998;280(9):784.
  5. Pelletier KR, Marie A, Krasner M, et al. Current trends in the integration and reimbursement of complementary and alternative medicine by managed care, insurance carriers, and hospital providers. Am J Health Promot 1997;12(2):112-22.
  6. Astin JA. Why patients use alternative medicine. JAMA 1998;279(19):1548-53.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bike Fit Basics

Bike Fit Basics

Whether you ride on-road or off, pedal casually or competitively, it's important to pay close attention to how your bicycle fits your body. A properly fitted bike will allow you to ride comfortably and safely, avoid injury, and produce more power, so you can go faster with the same or less effort.
In general, when fitting a bicycle, there are five basic components to consider.
1.     Frame size is not necessarily dependent on your height; rather, it is more a matter of leg length. Simply, the frame should be easily straddled with both feet flat on the ground, and with an inch or two of clearance for a road of hybrid bike and about four inches of clearance for a mountain bike.
2.     Saddle height should be set so that your knee is slighly bent when the pedal is at its lowest position and the ball of your foot is on the pedal. A saddle, or seat, that is too high or too low can cause pain and lead to injuries of the back and knees.
3.     Saddle position can be checked by sitting on your bicycle (hold onto a friend or a stationary object) and rotating the pedals until they are horizontal. Your forward knee should be directly over the respective pedal axle when the ball of your foot is on the pedal.
4.     Saddle tilt can be gauged simply by feel or by using a carpenter's level. Generally speaking, your seat should be level with the ground. If the saddle tips too much in either direction, pressure will be placed on your arms, shoulders and lower back.
5.     Handlebar position and distance is mostly a matter of personal preference because it affects shoulder, neck and back comfort. Typically, handlebars are positioned higher for comfort (a more upright riding position) and lower for improved aerodynamics.
Always Wear a Helmet!
A bicycle crash can happen at any time; however, according to the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, a properly fitted bicycle helmet reduces the risk of head injury by as much as 85 percent and the risk of brain injury by as much as 88 percent. The following are tips to help ensure the correct helmet fit.
  • The helmet should be level on the head, and it must cover the forehead.
  • The Y of the straps should meet just below the ear.
  • The chin strap should be snug against the chin so that when you open the mouth very wide, the helmet pulls down a little.
  • Put your palm on the front of the helmet, and push up and back. If it moves more than an inch, more fitting is required.
  • Shake your head around. If the helmet dislodges, work on the strap adjustments.
  • Do not wear a hat under the helmet.
All helmets sold in bike shops must be approved by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and should carry a CPSC sticker.

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Facts

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Facts

  • More than 70% to 90% of physicians consider CAM therapies, such as diet and exercise, behavioral medicine, counseling and psychotherapy, and hypnotherapy, to be legitimate medical practices.1

  • Approximately 80% of medical students and 70% of family physicians are interested in receiving training in multiple areas of CAM therapies.1-3

  • In any given year, 69% of Americans use at least one type of CAM therapy.4

  • Due to high market demand, at least 67% of health insurers and HMOs, such as Blue Cross, Kaiser Permanente, Mutual of Omaha, Prudential, California Pacific, Catholic HealthCare West, HealthNet, and Oxford Health Plans, cover CAM therapies.5,6

·         Chiropractic, acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal therapies, and mind-body techniques, among other CAM therapies, are offered at 64% of U.S. medical schools.7

  • Approximately 57% of physicians have referred patients to CAM professionals.8

  • It has been shown that 56% of Americans believe their health plans should cover CAM therapies.4

  • Estimates place the size and value of the CAM market at $24 billion, a figure projected to increase at a rate of 15% per year.9

  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) currently invests about $40 million per year in CAM-related research.10

  • Based on the popularity and growth of CAM therapies in the U.S., the American Medical Association (AMA) ranked alternative medicine among the top 3 subjects (out of 86) for mainstream medical journals to address in the coming years.11 In response, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), a highly renowned medical journal, identified alternative medicine as the 7th (out of 73) most important topic for future publication.12

  • Chiropractors are licensed in all 50 states, and 12 states require that health plans include chiropractic benefits.13

  • There are nearly 40,000 doctors of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) throughout the country.14

  • Acupuncturists are licensed in 34 states.15

  • There are currently 21 schools in the U.S. that offer certification in homeopathic medicine.16

  • Naturopathic professionals are licensed in 12 states.17


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  2. Halliday J, Taylor M, Jenkins A, et al. Medical students and complementary medicine. Comp Ther Med 1993;1:32-33.
  3. Furnham A, Hanna D, Vincent CA. Medical students’ attitudes to complementary medical therapies.Comp Ther Med 1995;3:212-19.
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  5. Pelletier KR, Marie A, Krasner M, et al. Current trends in the integration and reimbursement of complementary and alternative medicine by managed care, insurance carriers, and hospital providers: 1998 update and cohort analysis. Am J Health Promot 1999;14(2):125-33.
  6. The Landmark Report II on HMOs and alternate care: 1999 nationwide HMO study of alternative care. (2000). Retrieved March 18, 2002, from
  7. Wetzel MS, Eisenberg DM, Kaptchuk TJ. Courses involving complementary and alternative medicine at U.S. medical schools. JAMA 1998;280(9):784-87.
  8. Blumberg DL, Grant WD, Hendricks SR, et al. The physician and unconventional medicine. Altern Ther Health Med 1995;1(3);31-35.
  9. Rauber C. Open to Alternatives. Mod Healthc 1998;28(36):50-57.
  10. Jonas WB. Researching alternative medicine. Nat Med 1997;3(8):824-27.
  11. Fontanarosa PB, Lundberg GD. Complementary, alternative, unconventional, and integrative medicine: call for papers for the annual coordinated theme issues of the AMA journals. JAMA 1997:(278):2111-12.
  12. Lundberg GD, Paul M, Fritz H. A comparison of the opinions of recognized experts and ordinary readers as to what topic a general medical journal should address. Presented at the International Congress on Biomedical Peer Review and Global Communications; September 20, 1997; Prague, Czech Republic.
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  15. Leake R, Broderick JE. Current licensure for acupuncture in the United States. Altern Ther Health Med 1999;5(4):94-96.
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