Right Choices

Frankly, nobody consistently makes all the right choices, in health matters or otherwise. However, knowledge is power. Having the facts at hand does enable one to make wrong decisions less often.

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At Chiropractic help you can find comprehensive details and reviews about the myriad of joint, muscle and nerve conditions that may be affecting you. Not to mention free tips on exercises, stretches, and all the dos and don'ts when you injure yourself. Right here is where you will get plenty of information.

Is it unbiased? Well, it's obviously best to read as many points of view from respected sources as you can.

Making the right dietary choices will make a profound effect too. Most of these choices are not difficult, but healthy eating does take more time and effort. Having said that, our motto at Healthy Living Tips is about about Good Food, made fast.

Shelling three walnuts or pecans takes less than a minute, and then you can be sure the omega-3 isn't oxidised, but our society loves shelled nuts. At ten times the price, and less health value, and you then eat too many. The right choice? Crack your nuts if you're eating them for their essential fatty acids and don't want to become obese. But a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips.

Health overload creates a lot of family stress, additive with personal stress. And stress hampers your ability to make the right decisions. Hobbies like fishing, have very little to do with getting food but plenty to do with sweet fresh air and relaxation!

Good health should not be considered the reward for making the right choices when it comes to diet, exercise and sound health care. Nor poor health care a punishment. But bad choices do have consequences, sometimes severe.

Slashing through the Gordian complexity of health choices facing the patient sometimes requires bold yet simple choices.

  • A timeously enjoyed tomato a day, and plenty of phytosterols, or a prostate operation? Know what ED stands for?
  • Oily fish, oats and hummus to lower the bad cholesterol, or a heart attack or stroke?
  • Regular back exercises or a slipped disc.

One could go on and on... you find it all at Chiropractic Help.

Exercise of course doesn't just strengthen your back, but also your bones, and even your eyesight. Diabetes osteoporosis is a page worth digesting if you have raised blood sugar.

"To choose, it is first necessary to know."

- Herman Finer

This fisherman has found a good way to relieve stress.

This is the place where you will get some straight forward insights into your condition. But at the end of the day, YOU, with guidance from family, your doctor and your chiropractor of course, YOU must make the final decision.

In chiropractic we believe strongly that it is YOUR body, and nobody should steamroller you into making decisions. In my opinion, start with the simplest, most basic things. Use a little ice, do some exercises, try a massage ... use a little of that seventh sense that's not very common. Common sense!

Going fishing is one of the wonderful retirement sentiments.

Dandelion plant

When the world wearies,

And society ceases to satisfy,

There's always the garden.

Good health starts with good food. My four easiest vegetables to grow:

Growing green beans up a trellis is my favourite; you can make one from bamboo in an hour or maybe two; follow the links on how you too could build it.

How to grow Radishes is probably the salad to cut your teeth when gardening; within a month you are enjoying them; the secret is not to plant them thickly.

How to grow Spinach is so rewarding because it just on bearing for months and even years in a mild climate.All that lutein means you won't get cataracts and macular degeneration; kale is even better. They are rich in iron too for all the tired women out there who are on the verge or worse of anaemia.

Growing lettuce I love because if you have half a dozen plants you can just pluck a  couple leaves every day and it goes on bearing right through the season.

Use the site search function on your left to find these links.

Pole beans flower

Have you a moment to consider your health, not just how you are feeling right now, today, but how you will be in ten years? That is perhaps even more important than where you are today. Prevention is always better than a cure. Or, are you too worried, and stressed over what is happening right now, to think about what is going to happen in the years to come?

Do not feel all alone. Millions of people are experiencing deteriorating health, often needlessly from lack of information, particularly about alternative options. No wonder drug company sales are soaring! No wonder surgeons are being kept so busy. But alternative help is at hand! Using the internet to understand the pain you are experiencing, and the possible solutions, may have been fraught with difficulties as many health websites seem to be written with the professional in mind.

Here on Chiropractic-help.com, on the other hand, you will find step by step answers to many joint-muscle-nerve conditions, written with you the layperson in mind.

With so many options to confuse you, and very little in the way of understandable, comprehensive information, it's really easy to make the wrong choices, and end up worse off than when you started. It is for very sound reasons that Medicine chose to put Hippocrates on his noble pedestal:

"First, do no harm."

  • Chiropractic iatrogenic illness ...

Choose today to start eating healthy 

You'll find it all at Healthy Living Tips (on the NavBar on the left) For starters, start to eat more RAW food. Whatever is in season.

  • Eat a minimum THREE portions of fruit every day. Half an apple, a bunch of grapes, half an avocado...
  • Start eating a salad - a big one - several days a week. And not just lettuce and tomato. Add radishes, peppers, hummus, shallots, baby spinach...
  • Add one of our dips like Moutabel Baba Ghannouj. It takes only 8 mins, start to finish, to make this cholesterol-lowering eggplant dish. Perfect on a salad, and  for a cocktail party too.
  • A wide range of foods. Mussels, chickpeas, eggplant, blueberries, when did you last crack a walnut or pecan?
  • Eat more fish, particularly fatty fish, rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Freshly ground flaxseed too. One or the other every day for the essential omega-3 fatty acids.
  •  Instead of the dressings from the supermarket, invariably full of chemicals, Olive oil mixed with lemon juice and a little water makes a wonderful dressing for a salad.
  • With Tired all the Time syndrome affecting so many women enjoying dark green leafy vegetables which combine the effect of beta-carotenes and iron is a step up to more energy.
  • Change from OJ in a carton to freshly squeezed orange juice. Just taste the difference:

    Orange juice facts ...

When did you last take a break?

Stress probably doesn't cause illness, but it certainly takes advantage of any weaknesses you already have. Perhaps the first thought about your illness should be to take a little holiday.

  • Holiday stress tips ... really a page for Chiropractors, but generally applicable.
Sailing time out

Believe it or not, making the right choice is not that difficult when you have all the facts at hand. Knowing what Chiropractic can do, and what it can't; the benefits of good Physiotherapy (and other conservative therapies); the dangers of this or that treatment (including chiropractic) and the side effects of drugs, makes it far easier for you to make informed decisions.

Imagine ... Better Health ... at a price you can afford!

Here you will find guidance on what exercise program to consider, how to lose weight steadily, safely and PERMANENTLY. You will also find simple easy recipes that go with a tasty, healthy lifestyle.

"What can I do for myself?" Probably more than any doctor, chiropractor ... start by trying to de-stress. Take a walk in the sun, eat an apple, chat to God ... start a new hobby. This is how I de-stress...

Glider landing

Life without medication

Do your level best to get off all chronic medicines; whilst a life without medication is for some a pipe dream, it should be high on the list of right choices.

These common medical conditions may have a chiropractic or dietary solution.

Taking only those drugs that are absolutely vital should be a priority. One of the reasons North America lies so low on the list of healthy nations is because of the side effects of all the medication taken. Two hundred thousand people DIE every year in the United States from the side effects of medicines. Especially avoid dual antiinflammatory drugs.

Before going on to chronic medication it's a good idea to know something about the alternative medicine research.

Exceptions obviously are for life-threatening diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma and mental illness.

Interesting new research published in JAMA states that almost a half of heart stroke diabetes issues are entirely about diet.

Part of the solution is these pickled beets that relieve constipation and provide many phytochemicals; put them up yourself in no time at all.


There is just so much research showing that exercise of one sort or another is an absolute essential for each and every one of us. Couch potatoes will pay the ultimate price; pain and disability.

But making the right choices does not mean going like a bull at a gate; that way you will just injure yourself, and perhaps worse. The Kasch pulse recovery test is a very simple way to measure at home your general level of fitness.

Your walking speed actually will directly affect how long you live.

The Navigation Bar on your left

This is a very large website. The Navigation bar at the left hand side will help you find your away around the site, looking for the right choices information that is pertinent to you.

Perhaps, to start your odyssey, click once on each of the leader pages via their Navbar, but avoid going down any inviting links, until you have had a brief look around. It shouldn't take more than half an hour of your time. Time well spent!

For your first right choice, consider the research proving that Subluxations of the spine (and other joints) cause arthritis. Read more about the Chiropractic Subluxation.

The second of your right choices? Helping you make your correct decisions are:

The two most important pages at Chiropractic Help ...

What is oleic acid is about the good stuff in olive oil.

Searching for something specific? Just type it in here:

Get off statins

There is a small group of people with a missing enzyme that breaks down cholesterol, resulting in a serious disease called hypercholesterolemia. Their blood cholesterol goes into orbit, no matter how much they exercise or eat right. Heart attack and stroke, even in the thirties and forties is on the cards and they cannot get off statins.

For the rest of us... raised cholesterol simply means that your lifestyle needs attention, serious attention. The side effects of taking statins indefinitiely are horrendous. Tingling in feet and legs ...

But first make the lifestyle changes, then get off statins.  Not willing to make the changes?

Type side effects of statins into Wikipedia. That'll help you make the right choice!

Right choices

Right choices is about the bewildering health array of considerations that one faces particularly when your condition is not responding to conventional medicine. Chiropractic tips might help you with decision making.

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Interesting challenges of the day

1. Mr S is a 76 year old man with neck pain of some 9 months duration. Luckily, most of the discomfort is upper cervical which is only rarely arthritic; his lower cervical spine is a degenerative mess that I have left alone. After seven treatments his pain and stiffness is 50 percent better, and he is happy in the circumstances. He can sleep through the night now and that makes a huge difference.

2. Mr P is 32 year old man with very severe lower back pain radiating to the big toe which is 30 percent numb. He had an episode three weeks ago, took anti-inflammatories and was soon better as is typical of the medial disc herniation. But before it healed, after a trivia it came roaring back, much worse. The characteristic crossed sign was evident; sitting in a chair, straightening the right leg provoked severe left back pain and tingling in the leg. He is doing well.

3. Severe lower back pain is scary; just ask Mrs P. Just watching her get out of the car I she was in trouble; she had a slipped disc at L4 making her lean towards the opposite side; luckily she had no pain in the leg. Despite family pressure that this was far too severe for a chiropractor, she persevered. Within five days she was standing upright, and after two weeks almost pain-free. 

Despite a hectic job, she wisely took my advice and stayed home for what I call exercising bed rest.

4. Mr S has had lower back, groin and back of thigh and calf pain for fourth months.

He has a pincer deformity in the hip causing the stabs in the groin, and a degenerative facet causing the sciatica. Both are responding well to chiropractic and he is well pleased; sixty-five percent better after three treatments.

5. Mr T is a wise man; he has taken a warning TIA seriously and has lost 15 pounds, and has at least as much again to lose. A change to a low starch diet and half hour daily stroll has made the difference; but the walking is making his foot and back miserable. The expensive orthotic is hopeless; luckily his hips and back are fine, but he needs a simple heel lift; he has a short leg.

6. I too have had serious lower back issues, luckily fixed by my own chiropractor; so I too have to do my exercises, take care when lifting supers full of honey, gardening and using the chainsaw. Regaining the function of your spine is just as important as the pain.

7. My own granddaughter, only 7 is hypermobile giving her pelvic, knee and ankle issues. X-rays show a mildly dysplastic hip. Years ago we would have called it growing pains. She too regularly needs chiropractic care and luckily responds well. Increased range of motion is more difficult than too stiff in my opinion. Our care is for kids too.

8. This 65-year old lady is a serious gardener; every day she is bending, lifting and digging for 2 to 3 hours a day. It regularly catches her in the sacroiliac joint, so she has a treatment once a month that sorts it out. She does her lower back exercises faithfully.

9. This 88-year old lady is an inspiration; every day she is busy in the community. With a nasty scoliosis she manages very well with a chiropractic adjustment every six weeks and exercises faithfully done. 

10. Mr X is a 71-year old retired man who wants to continue with maintenance care every six to eight weeks; he had suffered from two years of lower back pain when he first came a few months ago. He has no discomfort now after 8 chiropractic treatments, but is aware that danger lurks.

11. Mrs C has been having severe headaches, and taking a lot of analgesics. It is a non-complicated upper cervical facet syndrome, and she is doing well.

12. Mr D is a 38-year old year man with chronic shoulder pain after a rotator cuff tear playing cricket. It responded well to treatment, but he knows he must do his exercises every day; for two years he could not sleep on that shoulder.

13. Mr D, a 71-year old man, has a severe ache in the shoulder and midback since working above his head. Trapped nerve tests are negative but he has advanced degenerative joints of Luschka; after just two treatments he is 50 percent better. Can we reach 90?

And so the day goes; chiropractors should not be treating the elderly most medical sites state but that is so much bunkum.

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Interesting questions from visitors

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You helped me quite some time back with a soothing and professional response which turned out to be exactly correct. I now consult a local chiropractor. You write a superb newsletter, too.

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