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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE. I have a feeling 2009 is going to be a very productive year. It’s the year of the ox, we have to do well.
I thought it would be a good idea for all of you to get a better idea of who I am inside and out side of my 12′x9′ treatment room. So here it is, all of my internet links and a commentary about our economy.
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I normally don’t do things like this, but I am finding it almost impossible to be quiet. I can’t sit on the side-lines anymore and watch good people go into agreement with the fear mongering media.
I am not a Nobel Laureate in economics. I am just a layman with a point of view I would like to share. First, I will NEVER gone into agreement with the news media on the state of our economy, or anything else for that matter. Yes, the economy sucks, I am not blind and I defiantly don’t need a newspaper to point out the obvious or the truth. With that said, our economy IS bad, but it’s FAR worse because of the way it’s downward slide has been nurtured by the media. If the population of the USA had all of their TV’s and newspapers removed from September 15th on, no one would know we were supposed to be in a recession (a little liberty taken here). All I am saying, is that things would not be as bad as they are if the population of the US, and now the world, hadn’t gone into complete apathy and agreement with the news media (I mean the merchants of chaos).
Here is what precipitated my commentary. I have had 4 patients, over the last 30 days, tell me that they have to stop coming in. These are sick people, who will remain sick if they stop coming in. When I asked:
“Did you or your wife lose your job?” NO!
“Did you have some kind of emergency where you lost or had to spend all of your savings?” NO!
“Are you making less money than you did a month ago?” NO!
“Than why can’t you come in?” Well, it’s the economy. It’s so bad now and….
“So nothing has changed in your environment, other than you have gone into agreement that the economy sucks and that you should contract, because that’s what the media says you should do, right?” Yes!
“Logical, NO!” “Reactive, YES!”
Don’t Go Into Agreement With It, Out Produce It.
PLEASE don’t go into agreement with the idea that “contraction” is the answer, it isn’t. PLEASE don’t go into agreement with the “doom and gloom” forecast the media is spewing out, on a minute-by-minute basis. An over-simplistic explanation for what is going on is the concept of “yin and yang.” Nothing will ever expand or contract indefinitely. An active effort to achieve a balance is a continuous phenomenon and IS always present. In the body, this continuous phenomenon is called homeostasis.
In the economics scene of the world, since the beginning of time, expansion was the answer to contraction (conquer a new land) and contraction occurred to reign in uncontrollable, non-sustainable expansion (decline of the Roman and British Empire). Presently, we are readjusting from an era of unsustainable, out of control growth. There was no-way possible we were ever going to keep-up with that type of growth. The sad part is that we’re all crying now because we went into agreement with the expansion (media here again) and over-extended our selves, with no safety-net. The other sad part is that we usually don’t like to take responsibility for our actions, we like to find a “fall-guy” (Bush, Wall Street, mortgage companies…?). We actually created these monsters, we allowed them to do what we wanted them to do, and that is: enable us to spend what we didn’t have and/or make 20+% return on our investments (Ponzi schemes). It’s a nice concept, but not too realistic in the long-run, and far more reactive than analytical.
The GOOD NEWS is that our nation and economy are both realigning, and we will be stronger and better for it. Now, not tomorrow, is the time for all of us to produce, outflow, help each other where we can, and NOT CONTRACT. I’ll bet a million bucks that the majority of you have or are presently realigning their spending and finances, that’s perfect. With everyone putting in the financial ethics, it will be a long time before we see times like these again. I hope.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Please remember this is just my personal opinion and that’s it.
Dr. Marcus Ettinger
AdvancedHealing.Com 630 S.
Glassell St. #103 Orange, CA 92866 | (714)639-4360 | firstname.lastname@example.org
New warnings about the potential of increased prevalence of worm and parasite infections
By Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc.
Dr. Peter Hotez of George Washington University and the Sabin Vaccine Institute in Washington stated on Tuesday that. “Diseases caused by worms and parasites are draining the health and energy of the poorest Americans.”
Dr. Hotez also commented on the fact that diseases associated with the developing world, such as Chagas disease* and Dengue fever**, may become a bigger problem for the United States as global warming has more of an impact on America’s climate.
These are not life threatening diseases like cancer or small pox, they are more insidious. Affecting primarily children, worms and parasites retard a child’s overall development – intellectually and physically.
Dr. Hotez pointed out that these diseases, which may last for years, decades or even a lifetime, inhibits the infected individuals ability to thrive, keeping him or her trapped in a state of poverty.
As an example Dr. Hotez stated, “Throughout the American South during the early twentieth century, malaria combined with hookworm infection and pellagra (a B-vitamin deficiency) to produce a generation of anemic, weak, and unproductive children and adults. The parasitic diseases are having similar effects now.”
Hotez reviewed nine diseases affecting at least 10 million Americans for a report in the journal Public Library of Science Neglected Tropical Diseases, which he also edits.
“These diseases occur predominantly in people of color living in the Mississippi Delta and elsewhere in the American South, in disadvantaged urban areas, and in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, as well as in certain immigrant populations and disadvantaged white populations living in Appalachia,” he wrote. (I have seen pinworm, roundworm, CMV, Giardia and in my practice. We are not immune in Orange County, USA)
They include ascariasis, the most common human worm (roundworm) infection in the word, with 1.5 billion individuals currently infected. It is caused by a parasitic worm that lives in the intestine, and infected just under 4 million people in 1974 according to the last survey, in the South and Appalachia.
Dog and Cat PooP
Toxocariasis, a roundworm parasite transmitted in dog or cat droppings, infected up 2.8 million poor black children living in inner cities, the South and Appalachia, Hotez said. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates these roundworms, which can cause intestinal illness and blindness, infect up to 14 percent of the U.S. population.
Strongyloidiasis is caused by a roundworm that lives throughout the body and infects 68,000 to 100,000 people. It may cause a hyper-immune reaction in some people.
Cysticercosis caused by the pork tapeworm and giardiasis, a diarrheal illness caused by a one-celled parasite, are also common, Hotez said.
“It’s amazing what we tolerate,” Hotez said. He noted the United States spends $1 billion a year preparing for outbreaks of diseases that have not occurred, including smallpox, anthrax and avian influenza. But these (other) diseases are occurring among voiceless people. It’s an unintended form of racism in a sense. We need to make these disease household words.”
*Chagas disease, caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, infects as many as 8 to 11 million people in Latin America and may become a U.S. threat, Hotez said. “In Louisiana, almost 30 percent of the armadillos and 38 percent of the opossums are infected with T. cruzi, and a case of Chagas disease was recently reported in post-Katrina New Orleans,” he wrote.
“In the coming decade, global warming and increased flooding in the region could combine to promote dengue and Chagas disease epidemics among the poor in Louisiana.”
**Dengue, carried by mosquitoes, can sometimes cause a deadly hemorrhagic fever and has been reported in Texas.
One additional threat to babies and infants is cytomegalovirus, a herpes virus, which infects 27,002 newborn annually, causing deafness and mental retardation.
Note: Chronic fatigue, chronic GI symptoms, failure to thrive and chronic fever can possibly caused by a parasite. These symptoms should never be ignored.
Question: Doctor Ettinger,
My OBGYN just told me that after menopause, every female needs to supplement themselves with extra calcium. What’s the truth here?
First, there is no set age when either males or females suddenly need to start adjusting their calcium intake. In contrast to a number of other nutrients whose requirements tend to change with advancing age, requirements for calcium are dependent on multiple genetic, metabolic, and lifestyle factors, none of which are age or gender-related.
Only in pregnant or lactating females is it potentially justified to increase their calcium intake by about 400 mg per day to cover additional needs for the baby. However, even then it is far better to assess individual requirements since that amount would be totally inadequate when there is a history of the mother being chronically calcium deficient, which increases the risk of birth defects in the baby, while at the same time there are plenty of pregnant women whose calcium levels are perfectly adequate, or even on the high side, without extra supplementation.
Second, this is no different than what may apply to the general population, where some individuals (regardless of age or gender) suffer from chronic calcium deficiency and require rather large amounts of extra calcium to meet requirements, while the opposite applies to many other individuals who suffer from chronic calcium overload. So the “one-size-fits-all” recommendations used by most practitioners for post-menopausal women not only perpetuates the dilemma for those with calcium assimilation problems, but they also add to the woes of those who retain too much calcium.
Lastly, a younger body is generally much more forgiving when dealing with high calcium levels, however with every advancing decade, excessive calcium intake, or excessive storage from a lack of calcium co-factors (vitamin D, boron, magnesium), will take an increasingly irreversible toll by calcifying an individual’s organs, joints, and/or cardiovascular system, in addition to causing a negative impact on stomach acid levels, mood, energy, and general mineral balance.
Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc.
Dear Friends and Clients,
WOW! It’s only been three weeks in the new practice and I have already seen the gamut of body challenges. I thought I would ease-back into it but instead I jumped feet first, into the trenches. I’ve seen cancer, Lyme’s disease, parasites, Pseudomonas infection causing chronic pneumonia, allergies, prolapsed bladder, fecal incontinence, candida/yeast overgrowth, eczema, psoriasis, arthritis, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, Parvo virus, high blood pressure, ADD/ADHD and more. You know what they say, “no pain, no gain.” Or was it, “no rest for the wicked?”
Anyway, I am officially up and running. We presently have about 1,000 different nutritional preparations and the ability to order x-ray, CT (including full body scans), MRI, and blood tests.
Whether it’s to create a daily nutritional program; investigate a nagging, chronic symptom; lose weight; increase energy; address cholesterol or blood pressure issues; replace a toxic medication that treats symptoms only, with something that will address the actual cause or just to get checked-out in a new unit of time, I am here for you.
Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc
This is my inaugural post and what I hope will be the first of many to follow. This forum will be my repository for everything I feel that needs to move from my brain to a written page. I am free in this forum to traverse a full spectrum of topics, limited only by me making the time to post. From time to time I may even post someone else’s writing if I feel it will be of benefit to the reader.
Important Note: The posts on this forum are my opinions, thoughts, ideas, revelations and answers to questions I may receive. I will try to not offend, evaluate or invalidate any person, idea or thought.
Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc