Autoimmune

It’s been 25 years since…

Summer is at full force and I hope all of you are outside enjoying the incredible summer we are having.  Soon it will be fall and then winter so cherish the sunlight and get out and get your body moving.

One of the best things you can do for your brain is to get out and get some exercise.  The brain needs oxygen for fuel and there is nothing better than ramping the heart rate up a bit and getting oxygen to the brain.  You will  feelso much better.  Remember exercise is the best anti-depressant.

This past weekend I went up to Washburn Wi. to visit my old friends Dave Wilcox and his son Cam.  We did the firehouse 50 bike race which I haven’t done for 25 years.  It’s been 20 years since I’ve done a bike race so I wasn’t sure how it might go.

I started out way in the back in the 3rd wave and eased in to the race.  The main pack was already a 1/2 mile ahead of me after a couple miles.  Going up the great divide was really challenging.  I have only ridden 150 miles this summer and was wondering how my legs would hold up.

As I got over the great divide which seemed like a 3 mile hill climb I relaxed and was able to catch a group of racers which helps a ton.  I caught my buddy Willie at the 20 mile mark and was able to ride with him through the Chemomequon forest which was incredibly beautiful with rolling hills.  As we got to Drummond Wi. we had 8 miles to go.  I was really feeling it but made it to the finish line with just a little cramping.  My butt sure was sore and still is.

It was fun to do something different.  I can’t beleive I haven’t biked much over the last 20 years.  It sure is less pounding on the legs and is great for the heart when you start pushing the hills.  I probably won’t race much because you need to train for it and skiing is enough for me.  But to get outside and enjoy a nice ride with friends sure is fun.

Ok, here is what we are up to.  I’m holding a thyroid recovery workshop next Monday night the 10th at 6:30 at my offfice.  It’s an hour long, no charge.  If you suffer with a thyroid problem then this is a must attend class.

Football and fall sports are here.  The Chieftains should be really good this year.  I look forward to helping these athletes stay healthy and being able to compete at the optimal potential.

Keep up eating a great diet, moving your body, and being grateful for all the greatness that each of you have.

25 years ago on the shores of Lake Superior

Challenges to change or opportunities for growth?

What an incredible nice summer we are having right now.  My plants took it on the chin last week when we got hail and holy cow did we get a soaking on monday.  I love the heat!  I love when it gets hot and humid in the summer.  I know how cold it can be when I’m skiing in the winter and freezing at a start of a cross country ski race so I appreciate all the sunlight I can get in and the heat.

Sometimes when I’m working with patients and shifting their paradigm about health, exercise, eating it can be challenging.  It’s kind of like the dog days of summer for people.  Change in diet, exercise can seem like an obstacle.  Lets look at the opportunities that taking charge of your health can bring for you.

Eating better.  I reccommend for everyone that I see to remove all inflammatory foods.  No gluten, dairy, soy, yeast to start.  Sometimes people cry when I say this.  It’s not that bad once you get going on it.  There are a ton of great foods you can eat like veggies, fruits, grass fed meats, etc.  If you do it it will change the quality of your life substantially in a short period of time.  If you really want to know exactly what you can and can’t eat we can run a array 10 food sensitvity panel from cyrex labs for $580  Check it out here. http://www.joincyrex.com/page/7781/Array-10-Multiple-Food-Immune-Reactivity-Screen

Brotherly love from 8 years ago.

There are so many toxins in food you really want to eat organic and keep anything processed to a minimum.  Everyone loves sweet corn this time of year.  As much as I used to eat a dozen ears at a sitting I can’t even tolerate one ear of corn these days.  It’s a big no-no for me.  I like the food sensitivity panels because I know exactly what my patients can or can not eat.  You are either adding fuel to the fire or putting the fire out with what you eat and how it effects your overall health and well being.

I like to get all my workouts done either first thing in the morning while my energy is highest, or at noon lunch.  I have always struggled with workouts at night.  If you don’t have much time do some fat burning exercises.  Pushups, planks, burbees, quick sprints.  Do 30 seconds on and 30  seconds off of these for 10 minutes and you are good to go.  The key is to just get the shoes on and get outside and start moving the body.  It may be getting a 10 minute walk in to start.   The benefits of moving greatly outweight the side effects of sitting and doing nothing.

Many patients struggle with sleeping problems.  Chronic stress can play a huge role in this.  One of the test I like to do is a adrenal stress index test which is a saliva test  which measures your cortisol levels which is a stress hormone at 4 different times of the day.  If you are in adrenal exhaustion or they are all over the place their are specific strategies you can do to help the adrenals heal and you can start sleeping better.  One of them is strict blood sugar control.  One of the biggest problems I see in practice is the poor blood sugr regulation of my patients.  This is crucial if you are ever going to have good energy and good sleep patterns.

The basic testing which people should have done is the 85 panel comprehensive blood work up for $199  It’s such a valuable test to have done.  It checks your 3 month blood sugar value, all your electrolytes, a fatty lipid profile, 10 different thyroid checks including your antibodies to see if you have Hashimoto’s thryoiditis, Vit D levels, a complete CBC with auto-differential to see if you have any viral or bacterial infections, and a urine analysis.  This is a must for everyone.  I get mine checked yearly.  If you did this on your own it would cost $1900  We contract through lab corp so we get a signifigant savings, you just have to run down to Edina for the blood draw.  Once we get the tests back we sit down and go over them and get a plan of attack to get you healthy.

Another huge issue I see with patients is difficulty losing weight.  Check out this video I put on my facebook page.  I invite you attend my class this upcoming Wednesday the 15th of July at my clinic at 6:30 pm.  It’s free.  https://video.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xpt1/v/t42.1790-2/11735056_10153404707975180_489231277_n.mp4?efg=eyJybHIiOjM3NCwicmxhIjo4MDgsInZlbmNvZGVfdGFnIjoicmVzXzQyNl9jcmZfMjNfbWFpbl8zLjBfc2QifQ%3D%3D&rl=374&vabr=208&oh=4133bee538d38810906e2bddb50ce879&oe=559EC655

Ok, I’m out for a quick 40 mile bike ride.  Going ot stop up and visit my mom who celebrates her 83rd birthday!

Until next time.  Invest in your health.  it will pay huge dividends down the road.

Where have you been Dr. Edling?

Wow, I just noticed it’s been 2 months since my last post.  Holy cow that’s the longest time spread I think I’ve ever done.  So this is what I’ve been up too.

I’ve been studying.  I spent 24 hours with Dr. Dr. Datis Kharrazian who is the author of “Why do I still have thyroid symptoms when my lab tests are normal”, and “Why isn’t my brain working”  This was an excellent 3 day weekend of very intense study on thyroid, and especially auto-immune thyroid.  90% of all thyroid problems I see are auto-immune related.  The problem for patients is that they are frustrated because even with the meds they don’t feel good.  The reason is no one has addressed the immune system which is attacking the thyroid, not just TSH levels.  I see a lot of people who have had great success with our auto-immune protocols.  Identifying underlying triggers and healing gut fucntion is imperative to success with any auto-immune conditon.    80% of your immune system lies with your gut-microbiome so it’s imperative you have good gut function.  This is just about impossibe with the standard american diet.   Our diet is the worst in the world and it’s one of the reasons we have so much sickness and disease in our society.  We have a bad source of food which is toxic to our gut and our brain because it causes massive amounts of inflammation.  If you have a bad gut micro-biome you will surely have a bad brain down the road.

Time for a little baseball.

There are specific strategies to calm the immune response down which is destroying your thyroid and put this auto-immune attack at bay.  Because once you are auto-immune in one area it’s just looking for another place to attack.  Cyrex labs have developed a test which is a predictor of  any other auto-immune attack to your body.  Your brain, your gut, your muscles, your nervous system, your joints, and many other areas that will predict what your future looks like unless you do something now.  They also have very sophisticated food sensitivty tests that we use (array 4 and 10), which can show us if you are putting fuel to the fire.  If you are eating foods that unknowningly make you worse then you must not eat these or else you will get worse.  Wouldn’t it be nice to find out what foods you may be sensitive to?

Look for upcoming workshops on thyroid and auto-immunity.  You can check my business facebook page Edling Chiropractic and wellness. Here is the link.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Edling-Chiropractic-and-Wellness/87940295179?fref=ts

Mary and I are now empty nesters.  Our son Riley graduated a few weeks ago and will be heading off to Concordia University in St.Paul where he will also be playing D 2 football.  Congrats to all the other seniors.  it’s been a great joy watching these kids grow and mature and have successes on and off the field.

We will not be in the clinic this friday June 5th.  We are headed down to watch Riley and his 4×200 and 4x 100 relay teams participate in the state track meet in laCrosse.  The state track meet is an incredible event.  There are some very talented boys and girls who really can bring it.  Last year was my first year ever attending and I was blown away how much fun it was.  I’ll be going back on a yearly basis.   I have anumber of track athletes who get adjusted for peak performance.  Congrats to them.  Going to state is pretty cool.

Grace Ulrich celebrating making it to state.

It’s finally getting nice out so get out and enjoy the sun.  Exercise is fuel for the brain.  It clears the fog and is the best anti depressant.

Come join me Saturday morning 9 am down by Cascade falls here in Oscela, I’ll be leading the “walk with the Doc”.  Just a fun 30 minute walk highlighting some of Osceola trail systems.  There will be one every month.  See you there.

Ok, it won’t be another 2 months until next post.  Get out there and be a Champ!

30 days grain free for pain free.

One of the most important things you can do to get your health back is to clean up your diet.   This is a great time of the year than spring when it starts getting nice out and and you can get outside and start moving your body more after our winter hibernation time.

One of the best things you can do right now today is to drop all grains from your diet, period.  Grains are inflamamtory to your gut and body.  I can go into tons of detail why eliminating grains will help you be much healthier from your gut to better brain function to less back pain.  Just trust me on this one.  When people consult me this is one of the first things I advise patients.

It's right around the corner.

Most people come in with Chronic health issues which are due in large part  to the standard american diet which has a ton of grains in it and processed grains.  The standard american diet or SAD is killing our society.  I just read a study put out by the government that by 2044 our country will be BANKRUPT because of the cost to manage diabetes.  That means we will be spending more for the managment and treatment of diabetes than all the taxes that go in to the pot.  That’s incredible!!!  It’s time right now to take charge of your health.  You can do it, my job is to lead you there.  There are common findings in all chronic diseases which I address and one of the biggest things you can do is getttting off all grains, even the gluten free grains.  Don’t believeve me, just try it for 30 days and see difference on how good you feel. One of the cool tests I’ve been reccommending is gene testing through 23 and me.  You can order the test on line and get it for $99 and then spend another $20 for interpretation.  I have patients bring this in and then I can interpret what needs to be done and how this will pertain to their specific health and what they can do now if their is some genes that may not be working right for them.  I also am having everyone who is serious about figuring out their health get a 85 comprehensive blood analysis for $199.  It tells me so much about how you are functioning.  I put it all together and get a plan of attack to get you fucntioning optimally. Reducing blood sugar and reducing inflammation is really key for most chronic health conditions. Getting your gut microbiome is crucial also for good overall health.  Good gut health important for blood sugar regulation and great brain health.  Removing any food sensitivities which gluten, dairy, egg, soy, and yeast are important.  I can test for these but just try going off these and see how you feel. OK, it’s time to jump start after this winter.  Get outside and get moving.  It will do wonders for your attitude and get good oxygen for the brain.

I’m doing workshops 2-3 per month.  I usually put them on my Edling Chiropractic and Wellness facebook page.  You can go there and find out when the workshops are.  I just did a thyroid workshop last week and will be doing another since there are so many people sufferening and not getting answers for their thryoid problem.

Repair and clear your gut for good healing.

One of the most important priorities in delaing with people’s health or lack of health is to make sure they have good gut function.

Why is this so important?

Because, your gut has many many fucntions including 80% of your immune system lies right in the gut.  If you have poor gut health then you aren’t going to be healthy and you can have many other dysfunctions of the body becasue of poor gut health.

Digestion starts in your mouth and ends with a bowel movement.  It’s incredible the number of physiological processses that go on.  You have to produce enough hydrochloric acid in your stomach to breakdown your food.  Digestive enzymes must be released to break food down in the intestines, gall bladder and liver is activated during digestion, and a huge host of other activities that we do not have conscious control over but work their magic.

Mary and Connor at old house in 1994

What can get in the way of good digestion is the food we eat.  It can either work for us in a positive way or against us.  Unfortunatly the standard American diet will totally work against your body and totally destroy your gut lining and can lead to many health conditions.  When you lose the integrity of your gut lining your food proteins aren’t digested and go into the blood stream not getting digested and your immune system sets up an attack since this is foreign and can cause a host of problems over time from allergies, to auto-immune condtions, to just plain old poor gut and bowel function.  I guess you could call this a leaky gut condtion.  When you have a leaky gut it must get healed.  I do specific strategies to heal your gut and get you back on the road to better health and well being. It’s imperative that you change you diet, manage your stress, and get some movement in your life.  One of the tests I do to assess gut and bowel activity is a stool microbial test.  It measures how much good bacteria you have in the gut and also measures bad gut bacteria, yeast and parasites which also can cause havoc and wreck your gut and lead to a chronic inflammatory state.  It’s not uncommon to find bad gut bacteria and parasitic infections on the blood work and then on the stool microbial tests.  This must be hadled and I do a prtotocol to fix this.

When you have a leaky gut you probably have a leaky brain which can lead to brain fog, fatigue, and just not feeling good.

Be very conscious about what you put in your mouth.  Stay away from anythnig that is boxed, canned, or processed.  Those along with grains and dairy are offending foods that will more than likely just add fuel to the fire.

The one thing you must never have is high fructose corn syrup.  This is poison!  It will kill your gut, spike your blood sugar, and make you fat and stupid.  Just say no to all sugary and diet pops.

Winter high school sports are well on their way.  Good luck to all the kids who are in extracurricular activites.  it keeps them in the game of life.

It’s been kind of fun checking out different colleges with my son Riley.  He hopes to play a little football also.

It’s great to have Connor back from Montana State for the holidays.  He’s a whiz with the computers which helps me out a ton.

Ok, Christmas is right around the corner.  Don’t stress to much, enjoy it and have fun with your families!!’

Last thyroid workshop is tonight here 6:30 pm.  I’ve got room for 2 more people.

Be ready to jump start your new year with our weight loss program.  Starts first week in January.  Look for details in hte coming week or so.

The mindset of being healthy.

Gophers took down the Boilermakers!!

I was thinking how important a good mindset is with anything in life.

I see in practice some people who feel old age is something that just happens and you are suppose to feel bad and not be able to move and take a boat load of pills.

I’ve got my work cut out trying to educate you about your body’s ability to heal.  It doesn’t have to be that hard.  Get out and move your body, eat a really clean anti-inflammatory diet, and don’t live in fear.

I always say the power that made the body heals the body.

Medicine works great if you have a real crisis or emergency, but when it comes to getting and keeping you healthy that’s another thing.

Investing in your health is one of the most important things you can do.

I buy organic food, I buy 2 new pair of running shoes every spring, I workout a good 4-5 days a week, I get adjusted weekly, I get a massage weekly, I pray daily and count my blessings in good and bad times.

Being healthy is what God intended us to be, not sick and prematurely old.

I’m hoping and trusting I’ll be skiing Birkies when I’m in my 80’s.  I’d like to continue working out with the football team every summer as long as I can.  I’d love to walk 18 holes until I absolutely can’t walk anymore.

I said at the thyroid workshop last monday night that the greatest threat to one’s health is the belief that someone else or something else will take care of you.  My job is to help lead and guide you to a better way of being.  You have to put the work in to it like anything important and that you value in life.

I see people transform their lives daily.  It all starts with a mindset that you can get healthy again if you’ve lost your health, and when you get it back it’s a good idea to keep doing the steps that got you healthy.

Well we had a tough game friday night with New Richmond losing 10-0.  A very hard hitting game it was.  A penalty here, a bad bounce there, not able to convert three 4th and ones and it could have been a whole different outcome.  That’s sports.

Now we have to play Rice Lake and they will be a challenge.  The first thing I thought was that we may get killed, then I had to shift my mindset and just because they play all division 1 schools doesn’t mean we can’t compete and if we play mistake free football you never know.  I’m sure they will be heavy favorites, but I can go back over the years and look at huge upsets that have occurred.  The first one that comes to mind is when Phi Slamma Jamma Houston Cougars got beat by NC State in the 1983 NCAA basketball tournament.  I couldn’t believe it then and still after 31 years hard to believe they got beat.  How about Appalachian state going into the big house of Michigan and beating them in 2007.  How about NDSU coming in 2 years ago and destroying the Gophers.

A bunch of the players were over Saturday afternoon getting worked on and they expressed concern about the upcoming game.  I told them to just have a really good week and just keep competing like they have been.  We only had one game where we didn’t play well and that was against Somerset.  They have noting to lose and everyting to gain.  Relax and enjoy the week and lets go up there and smack htem around friday night!!

I’ll be doing another thyroid workshop next monday 6:30 at our clinic.  We had a full house for the last one.  I only have room for 9 people.

Make it a fantastic week and go out and live live to the max!!!

Proud parents.

Great seeing my old football buddies Bob Sudler, Joe Weipert, and Lonnie Farrow at homecoming.  Always great seeing them, and a huge win for the Gophers!!

Do you have cold hands, feet, are constipated, no energy, gain weight easy?

Cold hands, constipation and hair falling out are just a few of the symptoms of a very common condition that I see in my office every single day.

Have you guessed what it could be?

It’s hypothyroidism.

Here are a few more of the symptoms.

Fatique, weight gain, depression, insomnia, infertility, oversensistive to hot or cold, poor circulation, chronic pain, require a ton of sleep to function, chronic digestive problems, itchy dry skin,dry or brittle hair, edema,lose of outer 1/3 of your eyebrows.

HOW MANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS DO YOU HAVE?

If you do you may have a thyroid problem.

Generally you go to your M.D. and get your TSH checked.  If it’s out of range then you get some meds for it.  You get re-checked and see that it is in normal range but you still have the symptoms listed above.

You get frustrated when you still feel bad and can’t figure out what is going on.  Then you may start thinking is it all in my head?  It’s not.  You just haven’t had all the thyroid testing that you need to have done.  You need to get your antibodies checked to see if you have Hashimoto’s.  This is a condition where your immune system has gone awry and is now attacking the thyroid gland and starting to kill the thyroid cells.  The TSH levels will look good the whole time but your immune system is attacking a destroying the theyorid.  Thi sis what we call an auto-immune condition.  90% of all thyroid cases are auto-immune and they never ever know it.

I do 1o thyroid checks including the antibody tests to see if you have a thyroid issue and if you have Hashimoto’s.  If you have Hashimoto’s I then use strategies to help calm and balance the immune system down.  One of those strategies is to get your cells fucntioning better so the genes that turn on the antibody reaction can be calmed down.  Diet is huge!!

It’s a pretty restricted diet but it works great.  You want to calm the fire down on your thyroid.  Everytime you eat the wrong foods you are putting fuel on the fire.  Getting specific common foods checked to see if you are sensitive is another blood test we may do.  This helps tell you what those foods are.

Gettign a handle on chemical, physical, and emotional stressors is huge also.

It’s pretty cool to see people feel better, most of they symptoms decrease, and they may even lose some weight on the diet.  Most do.

If you or a loved one have a thyroid condition feel free to give me a jingle.  I just did a thyroid workhop last monday night n which we had 10 people learn about this.  It’s such a common condition and we have good success with getting good results with people.

Ok, last football game of the regualr season for the Chieftains was last friday against Ellsworth.  We took it to them and won 42-6.  Ellsworth was hte #4 team in division 4 to start the season.  Now we have New Richmond this friday and htat should be a good game.  Then it’s off to playoffs.

Hereis a great picture of Riley I took right before the national anthem  It’s my favorite one  Congrats to Meredith Nelsona nd the whole Osceola Chieftain girls golf team for making it to state.  A big way to go!!

Riley Edling in prayer.

The keys to success in life.

Confuscious said the key to success in life is “when you fall down 8 times, you get up 9 times”.

Most people quit things after the 3rd or 4th fall and make more excuses.

Just hang in there and keep moving forward inspite of all the obstacles..

That is why I love sports so much because you can have failure one second and success the next and you just don’t know when either of them is going to happen.

Above is a pic of Riley and his buddy form Durand after the game.

In baseball you can strike out 7 out of 10 times and still be an all-star batting 300.

In football you can fumble one time and then score a touchdown the next.

You just don’t know in life.  You just have to keep being positive just when you think everything and everyone else is coming down on you.

It’s all about the opportunity to do your best.  When you get your shot take advantage of it, even if you fall on your face just get back up and keep going.  Don’t let anyone keep you down.

I say this because of my own challenges in sports, marriage, kids, my practice, it’s always something.

We all have challenges, also known as opportunities.  It’s how you look at it.  Now I can get down and out sometimes but not for long because I know bad times are fleeting and good times lie ahead.

Go out today and do something different something that uplifts you and moves you in a positive way.

The Osceola Chiefs won on Saturday down in Durand 35-14.  We had to play Saturday to give Durand another day of practice. The poor school had a bad food poisoning and the whole school was affected.  It was their first game in 3 weeks.

We are now playoff eligible so it’s exciting times for the boys.  Come cheer the boys on this friday night as we take on Ellsworth in the final home game of the year.

I’m doing a thyroid recovery workshop this next monday night October 13th at 6:30 here at my office.  If you or  a loved one have a thyroid issue and are struggling this is a must attend class.  It’s free.  I only have room for 8 people so sign up now.

Do you have numbness in hands or feet?

One of the most common complaints which people come in for is numbness or tingling in their hands or feet, sharp electric type of pain, cramping, pain when walking, difficulty sleeping from leg discomfort, prickling or tingling feelings.

This is not a good sign since it means your nerve cells or neurons are dying!

The typical treatment medically for this is a med called Neurontin.

Would you rather fix the underlying problem rather than cover it up with drugs?

One of the mot common causes of Peripheral Neuropathy(P.N.) is poor blood sugar regulation over years.

Pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, syndrome X, or diabetes is one of the most common causes of P.N.

It is imperative that your diet change big time in order for the blood sugar to come down.  You can take metformin or insulin but in many cases just hard core good nutrition can make a signifigant positive changes in blood sugar and eventually P.N.can be improved.

There are also a host of other strategies I use like vibration, adjusting, laser, ARP wave to turn those nerve cells on and wake them up.

Celebrating football win.

When you can’t feel your feet you can’t sense where your feet are in space and then you are more likely to fall and break a hip or injure yourself.  80% of people over 80 who break a hip are dead within a year.  Ususally you are in a nursing home after surgery for a hip and recovery can take months.

I’m passionate about working with people who have peripheral neuropathy because it runs in my family.  I have a huge history of diabetes and my dad had horrible neuropathy.  He’d scream at night the pain in his feet were so bad.

The ARP machine works great at getting the sensation back in the feet.  It also works part of the brain called your parietal lobe which helps sense where your feet are in space.

Another strategy for people who have peripheral neuropathy is they must go gluten free.  One of the most common problems with peopel with P.N. is an auto-immune issue where the immune system attacks the nerve cells and you start loosing feeling in your feet.  Gluten sensitivity is a major cause of this and other neuro-metabolic conditions.  Anyone with an auto-immune condition has to go gluten and dairy free.

It’s unbelievable how bad P.N. can be for people. I do a test called 2 point discrimination where you touch 1, 2, or 3 different areas on your lower leg.   You should be able to tell me how many fingers I am touching you. Boy, I tell you what, that would make me feel nervous if I couldn’t tell how many areas that someone is touching me in.  Dying nerves are not good.  If you have dying nerves you also have a brain that is degenerating.

Sometimes your meds can make your neuropathy worse.  One of the most common one’s statin drugs.  This lowers the amount of Co-Q 10  so you must be taking this supplement if on statins.  I’d rather look to the cause versus just treating effects.

If you have or know someone who has peripheral neuropathy  and would like to know what can be done about it using the newest clinically proven therapies just email me steve@dredling.com or call me 715-417-0496 for a consultation.

Homecoming parade.

What a fun homecoming week it was here in Osceola.  The Chieftains beat up on a bigger Prescott team and won 36-0.  We ran outside and threw all night long.  This friday is at Durand.  We win and we wil be in playoffs!  Good luck to Meredith Nelson and the Osceola girls golf team as they have regionals today in Cumberland.

Do this, not that.

Fall is officially here.  I love those early fall mornings when you wake up and can see the frost on the roof and see it on the ground.

It was a great weekend to get out and about with this great weather.  I did most of the 25 k trail run through Rock Creek saturday morning.  Boy, was that a challenge.  Those hills are brutal.  That one will really get the fitness level up there so I’ll be ready for snow which will be early this year according to the weather reports.

I’ve been studying functional medcine for the past 5 years and see a lot of people who have auto-immune issues like hashimoto’s thyroiditis, type 1.5 diabetes, MS, raynauds, RA, psoriasis, and many others to name just a few.  These are conditions where the immune system is over excited and out of balance and then it starts attacking a certain organ or system.

A lot of these conditions are caused by our lifestyle.  Poor nutrition, lack of exercise, and chronic stress can really aggravate  these conditions especially if you have a high stress in your life.

The average western lifestyle  of poor nutrition, which is full of inflammatory foods like wheat, potatoes, (these foods hard to digest and get to much small intestine overgrowth of yeast and leads to more auto-immunty).  Dairy, soy, and yeast are pro-inflamamtory foods also.

Thus it’s really important to clean your diet up.  Just knocking out gluten and dairy can really make you feel a lot better.  Give it a shot.  It’s not that hard.  Your joints will feel better, you’ll probably lose some weight, and your energy will improve.

The problem is we get trapped into a certain way of  eating and living and we don’t know how to get out of it.

It’s much harder to start from scratch with diet and lifestlye but you have to start somewhere.  Just taking the steps now versus waiting is really important.  Get the shoes on tie them up and get moving.  Get a protein based breakfast and eat periodically throughout the day.

Get sleep at night.  One of the biggest things I work with young athletes on is their diet and their sleep habits.  You have to get sleep in order to heal and help your immune system calm down and start getting a wellness approached lifetyle versus diseased state and building more disease in your life.

We all could use some detoxification  becasue to  their are so many bad chemicals we are exposed to.  How about we address creating healthier enviroments for our body?.  The good air we breathe, stay out of polluted areas.  That’s one of the reasons I love living up here.  I don’t especially care to drive  a lot.  I don’t like traffic,

Did you know 20% of all food americans consume is fast food.  Do you think that’s good beef?

Everything is GMO food which is a real problem.  This is brutal on your immune system.

Want less cancer, want less heart disease, want less disease?  Then start eating, moving, and thinking better.  I try my hardest to help inspire you and your loved ones to live a better lifestyle and keep your nervous system functioning optimally since it controls everything.

It’s possible.  But it starts with you.  You have to meet me halfway if you want to be healthier.

Jump in and get going on a new you.  Let’s finish off 2014 with a bang and never look back!!

Way to go Chieftain sports teams.  Congrats to Meredith Nelson who has been medalist at her golf matches this fall.

Chieftain volleyball, girls and boys x-country, tennis and soccer are on fire.  Big win for Chiefs football.  Lets beat Amery friday night.

Way to go Riley Edling! Big game.

Make it a great week!!!!  Dr. E

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