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May 2010 Health Newsletter


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» MAY The Force Be With You!
» Drug Induced Nutrient Deficiencies
» How do you know what you need?
» NMT
» Improve Motion Naturally
» Gain The Weight, Gain The Spinal Pain
» Research Study Aims to Improve Seniors’ Overall Health
» Insurance Settlement Tops More Than $350 Million

MAY The Force Be With You!

Welcome to May! This month I will share with you the incredible benefits of CoQ10, sometimes called Ubiquinone. Co Enzyme Q10 (Co Q10) is a nutritional supplement used around the world to help energize the heart. It also supports the immune system and acts as an antioxidant.  Researchers found that in most of the cases of heart problems, there was an associated deficiency of CoQ10. Conversely, all the well functioning hearts had an adequate amount of CoQ10 in the tissue.  CoQ10 can help with Heart Disease, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Diabetes, Damage caused by Chemotherapy, Heart Surgery, Breast Cancer and Periodontal gum disease. Co Q10 is fat soluble. To be effective, it must be taken with some fat in your meal for absorption.
CoQ10 boosts energy, enhances the immune system, and acts as an antioxidant. Clinical research suggests that using coenzyme Q10 supplements alone or in combination with other drug therapies and nutritional supplements may help prevent or treat some of the following conditions: Heart Disease, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Diabetes, Heart Damage caused by Chemotherapy, Heart Surgery, Breast Cancer and  Periodontal (Gum) Disease.

Preliminary clinical studies also suggest that CoQ10 may:

Improve immune function in individuals with immune deficiencies (such as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS) and chronic infections (such as yeast, bacteria, and viral infections)
Increase sperm motility leading to enhanced fertility
Be used as part of the treatment for Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease
Reduce damage from stroke
Boost athletic performance
Enhance physical activity in people with fatigue syndromes
Improve exercise tolerance in individuals with muscular dystrophy
Improve symptoms of tinnitus, or ringing in the ears
Be beneficial in cosmetics for healthy skin
Delay the aging process and increase longevity
Clinical research in all of these areas is underway to determine whether CoQ10 can be safely and effectively used in people with these health problems and needs.

Blood-thinning medications -- There have been reports that CoQ10 may decrease the effectiveness of blood-thinning medications such as warfarin (Coumadin) or clopidigrel (Plavix), leading to the need for increased doses. Therefore, given that this medication must be monitored very closely for maintenance of appropriate levels and steady blood thinning, CoQ10 should be used with warfarin only under careful supervision by your health care provider.

To be effective, you need to take enough Co Q10 to significantly raise its level in the blood to see any beneficial effect. The amount needed to do that varies among individuals, and also depends on the potency or "bioavailability" of the coQ-10 used. Some people get a good rise with 100 milligrams, whereas others need two or three times that much to attain the same blood level. Taking too little of this supplement won't help you.

A typical dose for heart disease is 50 to 150 milligrams a day. However when heart failure is severe, up to 360 milligrams a day taken in doses of no more than 180 milligrams at a time may be needed. Experts say that "the sicker the cardiac patient, the weaker the heart, the higher the Co Q- 10 dose needs to be."

Some researchers recommend 2 milligrams of CoQ-10 for each kilogram of body weight (0.9 milligrams for each pound of bodyweight).

Dosage is determined by measuring blood levels of coenzyme Q10.

Generally, people who have heart failure begin to see an improvement in symptoms in about four weeks, although some people may take as long as three months. Maximum improvement occurs after six months, which is longer than ordinary drugs take to exhibit an effect. Once started, you must take coQ-10 continually to maintain its heart-strengthening benefits.

Statin Drugs for High Cholesterol will rob the body of CoQ10, so make sure you add this back into your diet.

Don't cut back on your health. It wil cost you more in the long run.

See you soon.

Dr. Saul

Author: Dr. Steven Saul
Source: University of Maryland Medical Center, Holistic Online
Copyright: Holistic Online, UoMMC 2010


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Drug Induced Nutrient Deficiencies
This month, we will discuss Drug Induced Nutrient Deficiencies. This topic has become so important that I am going to resume the ABC testing explanation next month! Many patients have come to the clinic this year with side effects due to drugs. The most prevalent and obvious cases are those suffering with neuromuscular aches and pains due to Cholesterol Lowering Drugs. (Statins) One unfortunate consequence of statin drugs is the inhibition of CoQ10 synthesis. Thus, in the long run, statin drugs could predispose the patients to heart disease by lowering their CoQ10 status, the very condition that these drugs are intended to prevent! Therefore, it would be wise if you are on this kind of medication to add 60 mg of CoQ10 to your diet on a daily basis. This will help with the neuromuscular symptoms as well as the exercise intolerance that often accompanies this medication. Are you aware that you need to take Acidophilus following the use of antibiotics? Antibiotics don’t pick and choose between friendly and unfriendly bacteria. Antibiotics will wipe out the good bacterial leaving you susceptible to further infection, digestive disorders and yeast infections! Are you aware that SSRI’s (antidepressants) lower Folic Acid, Vitamin B6, B12, Vitamin D and increase the need for essential fatty acids? Pain relievers such as Aspirin and Nsaids increase the need for Folic Acid, Iron, Vitamin C and glutathione. There are specifics for what is needed after the use of Antibiotics, Antacids, Anti-Hypertensives, Corticosteroids, Diuretics, Gout medicine, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Laxatives, Contraceptives, Sleep Aids and more! Please let us know if you need a review of your medications to see what supplements you may need to make up for the strain put on your body by the medications you are currently taking. WE ARE THE BEST PLACE TO GET SUPPLEMENTS! WHY? Because we carry the top lines of nutritional supplements and we guarantee our supplements with a 100 percent money back policy if you are not satisfied. We will also meet or beat any price you can find on the Internet that includes shipping and handling. We can also get anything you need and many things that you wont be able to find online because they are only sold to Doctors. Any questions. Call us…we will be glad to help! HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY AND NEW YEARS!!! Dr. Steven Saul and Staff

Author: Dr. Steven Saul
Source: Dr. Steven Saul,
Copyright: Dr. Steven Saul 2009


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How do you know what you need?


How do you know what supplements you need? Due to the over rotation of crops and the demineralization of the soil, foods no longer contain the nutrients we need!

Our Advanced Body Chemistry Test checks 11 key Bio-markers to help you achieve Biochemical balance and wellness.

These include  Acid-Alkaline Balance, Adrenal Stress, Cellular Respiration and Oxidative stress levels and Free Radical production.

The test determines exactly what nutritional support is needed to get these Bio Markers in range for optimal health. It has changed peoples lives!

If you would like more information, please contact the office at 404 252 0014.

 Sincerely,

 Dr. Saul

Author: Dr. Steven Saul
Source: Dr. Steven Saul
Copyright: Dr. Steven Saul 2009


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NMT

Hi. We have an amazing group of massage therapists available 6 days a week at the clinic. My opinion is that you need massage to feel and stay your best! Personally, I would not be able to do what I do without it. Chiropractic, Neuromuscular Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Diet and Exercise are the main components to giving you a life you love and a body you don't mind living in!

Gift yourself the gift of health.

Call today to make an appointment.

Dont you deserve it?

Yes you do!!

Author: Dr. Steven Saul
Source: Dr. Steven Saul
Copyright: Dr. Steven Saul 2009


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Improve Motion Naturally

New research again confirms the motion benefits of chiropractic care. In a recent study, researchers found that chiropractic manipulation of the cervical spine (neck) resulted in an increased motion and improved performance of the cervical spine. These improvements were recorded after just one cervical adjustment. So how does all this work? Chiropractic manipulations / adjustments not only introduce motion into the joints, they positively stimulate the nervous system related to those joints. This gentle and skillfully applied motion, whether through the hands or use of an instrument, and nervous system activation results in the movement of nourishing fluid into the joint, a reduction in joint adhesions as well as an activation in the nerves surrounding the joints. All in all, this has been shown to reduce inflammation, reduce pain, and as this study has shown, improve motion and overall joint performance.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JMPT. March 2010. Volume 33. Issue 3.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2010


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Gain The Weight, Gain The Spinal Pain

A recent Norway study indicates that in both men and women obesity is strongly associated with chronic low back pain. The increased weight of being obese wreaks havoc on the spinal tissues that are placed under constant and increased stress due to the additional weight. Fortunately, most obesity is treatable and with loss of the additional weight, many experience significant improvements in their back pain complaints, not to mention the improvement or reversal of many other related health conditions. Fortunately, chiropractic care can still help before the additional weight comes off, or, if the additional weight cannot be lost. Chiropractors not only provide relief for many experiencing back pain due to obesity, but some additionally offer treatment programs directed at weight loss and strategies to improve one’s overall health. If you’ve got extra pounds to lose and are suffering from back problems, you deserve an opportunity to try chiropractic care!

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Spine. Volume 35. Issue 7.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2010


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Research Study Aims to Improve Seniors’ Overall Health

Limited physical activity is one of the main health concerns for the elderly. The National Institutes of Health report that moderate exercise and physical activity can improve the health of seniors who are frail, or who have diseases associated with aging. However, exercise alone won’t necessarily address the spinal problems which seniors commonly experience. This is a concern as spinal problems can cause pain and subsequent decline in physical function in older adults. A new study being conducted at the Wolfe-Harris Center for Clinical Studies at Northwestern Health Sciences University is examining how exercise and chiropractic care can impact the overall health and spinal function of seniors. The University received nearly $1.6 million in federal funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to conduct the study. The study is a randomized clinical trial which will assess the combination of chiropractic management and exercise therapy. Participants must be 65 years of age and older with chronic spine problems. The study is unique in that it is one of the first to assess the effects of long-term chiropractic management on disability, pain, functional capacity, and balance in seniors  The study will also measure differences between groups in patient-reported general health, improvement, and medication use. Recruitment for the study began at the beginning of 2010, and will continue for the next three years. The study will significantly contribute to the evidence base of conservative, non-drug treatments that address disability and pain in seniors with spinal problems. According to Michele Maiers, DC, associate dean of research and knowledge transfer at Northwestern, “Identifying effective therapies has tremendous potential to substantially improve the function, quality of life and overall health of the aging population.” The study is aligned with the Healthy People 2010 goals of reducing activity limitation due to chronic back conditions, as well as increasing physical activity and fitness in adults.

Author: Northwestern Health Sciences University.
Source: Northwestern Today. April 21, 2010.
Copyright: Northwestern Health Sciences University. 2010


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Insurance Settlement Tops More Than $350 Million

A record-breaking settlement has been reached between the American Medical Association, et al. and UnitedHealth Group - the nation’s largest health insurer - for 15 years of artificially low payments for out-of-network services. More than $350 million has been allocated to compensate impacted providers and subscribers, including doctors of chiropractic and their patients, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). Affected providers and subscribers should have received mailings from UnitedHealth Group that include an overview of the settlement, instructions for filing a claim for payment and proof of claim forms. Claims for payment must be filed by Oct. 5, 2010. Anyone filing objections to the settlement or opting out of the settlement must do so by July 27, 2010. Evidence of UnitedHealth Group’s improper business practices was confirmed after an investigation by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo over allegations that a database operated by Ingenix, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, intentionally skewed “usual and customary” rates downward through faulty data collection, poor pooling procedures and the lack of audits. The Attorney General found that having a health insurer determine the “usual and customary” rate – a large portion of which the insurer then reimburses – creates an incentive for the insurer to manipulate the rate downward. The creation of a new database, independently maintained by a nonprofit organization, is designed to remove this conflict of interest. The settlement will be finalized at the United States Courthouse, United States District for the Southern District of New York on Sept. 13, 2010. For more information about this settlement, the New York State Attorney General has made background information about the investigation and the settlement available online. In addition, Berdon Claims Administration LLC and the American Medical Association (AMA) have answers to frequently asked questions, detailed “next steps” and links to more information on their Web sites. Finally, AMA has developed a step-by-step guide for providers who are looking to maximize their recovery from the settlement. ACA urges anyone with legal questions about the settlement to consult a local attorney. ACA cannot provide legal advice. ACA is the largest chiropractic organization in the United States, representing the interests of more than 15,000 doctors of chiropractic and their patients.

Author: American Chiropractic Association.
Source: Acatoday.com. April 29, 2010.
Copyright: American Chiropractic Association. 2010


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