A question about HEART HEALTH that I was asked yesterday.

Yesterday while attending my local Chamber of Commerce meeting, we heard about a business owner in town who has a grown child (although still relatively young compared to me & most of the others at the meeting) who recently suffered a heart attack.  Of course our collective thoughts and prayers go out to him for a speedy recovery.

A lady sitting near me said “Oh my God, that’s too young!”.  I agreed that it was.  She then went on to ask me “Is there anything that us 40 & 50 yr olds at the meeting could be doing to decrease our chance of a HEART ATTACK?”  My

Dr. Todd displays the book “Heart Disease What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You”.

For a more in-depth look at heart disease, the book “Heart Disease What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You” is now available at Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL.

reply was a resounding “Absolutely!” 

This lady who I like to kid around with because she knows very, very little about health looked at me like I was nuts.  I guess she expected me to say that we were all doomed to suffer such a fate.  

I went on to explain that just 30 minutes prior to the meeting I had taken all of my AM nutritional supplements, about 14 of them in all.  Once again, I got the ‘you must be off your rocker’ glance from her.  I told her that by taking 4 of these supplements, I had just decreased my chance of DYING of a HEART ATTACK by a whopping 81% as compared to her.  In fact, she takes NO nutritional supplements, and her idea of a balanced breakfast is ‘Fruit Loops’ cereal because she saw a commercial once that stated it was healthy cereal due to being fortified with 17 vitamins & minerals. 

I mentioned that diet also had a lot to do with it.  If all you eat is stuff out of bags, boxes and cans, survey says – that’s not a very healthy diet.

If you’d like to know about the 4 supplements I’m referring to, all of which we keep in stock at http://www.AFCvirden.com , please respond to this blog post, and I’ll be happy to explain further.

In the meantime …. in the video below, I go into some detail about 3 of the supplements and why cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are a total racket:

Yours in health,

Dr. Todd Austin
http://www.AskDrTodd.com

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  1. A BOOK REVIEW by Richard H. Tyler, DC former actssiaoe editor, Dynamic ChiropracticHOW TO AVOID BACK SURGERY CHIROPRACTIC THE PROVEN METHOD FOR BACK PAIN by J.C. Smith, DC 1800-336-2013Most patients come to our respective offices with the express purpose of relieving either neck or low back pain. Everything else is incidental. While spinal adjustments and other conservative methods often have a salubrious effect upon the welfare of the entire physiology of the patient it’s the pain that drives them into most chiropractic offices. There are always those who really don’t plan to get well. Not too long ago a patient came to me with a low back problem. Nothing unusual. He would come in only when he felt he needed to. No maintenance for him just adjust as needed. No amount of reasoning could change his mind. I was thinking of releasing him from further care but he beat me to it. He informed me that he had decided on surgery for his low back. It seemed that some greedy surgeon decided he could make some extra money by letting a little blood fly. In the meantime the patient went along with the idea because it offered him a way to get on permanent disability. Mind you there was nothing seriously wrong with his back. To see him you would never guess he was feeling any pain. And he was sure that a little carving would assure him a ticket to a seat in the rocking chair with a beer in one hand and the TV remote in the other. Unfortunately, he didn’t know or want to know the dismal record of failed back surgery. How sad it is that a profession with our historic record of success with low back pain has little more than some pamphlets to do the majority of education of our patients. When it becomes a question of educating the public about surgical options something more comprehensive is needed. Perhaps I should say at this point was needed. Dr. J.C. Smith is probably one of the chiropractic profession’s most articulate communicators. He has the wonderful gift to write in such a way that it becomes almost conversational so that the reader doesn’t feel that he or she is getting a lecture while being informed. The only fault I find is that he should have written How to Avoid Back Surgery a long time ago. The book is in soft cover and is only 130 pages. In other words, there isn’t any wasted verbiage it’s just hard hitting facts that both the patient and the doctor can learn from. In its five chapters Dr. Smith covers how to avoid surgery, decision making, risks, research and answers. Each chapter is fully referenced and a bibliography is supplied. At one point the author alludes to the fact that the U.S. has three times as many operations for disc problems as in Canada and nine times as many as in Europe. Are we that much more susceptible to spinal problems or are our surgeons that much greedier? This book gives the reader the information to answer that question and much more. With some for whatever the reason they choose surgery but for the vast majority they would do almost anything to keep from going under the knife and J.C. Smith’s latest effort to educate the public gives them the information they need to justify their choice for conservative alternatives. J.C. Smith is a brilliant essayist and educator and How to Avoid Back Surgery is an excellent example of his technique and style. Certainly another jewel in his treasure chest of shared knowledge. Get the book for yourself and for your patients and everyone will benefit.

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