Well, it's that time of the week again. During the swine flu scare, a perfect example of why we need to change the paradigm in healthcare occurred. Sadly, that perfect example came in the form of the death of another "perfectly healthy" individual, taken from this life far too soon.

It just doesn't make sense. It never does. Or does it....???

Last week, long time Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year, Danny Gans, died suddenly at the age of 52. Cause of death has yet to be determined, but assuming it wasn't directly related to a drug overdose, one can assume that the following quote offered by his manager, Chip Lightman, was entirely inaccurate....

"The guy was healthy as an ox," Lightman said. "I spoke to Steve Wynn several times this morning and both of us were shocked. I was with Danny the day before yesterday. Healthy as an ox. I mean, all he ate was egg whites and spinach and worked out religiously."

How many more people that are "healthy as an ox" are going to have to die suddenly before we'll start to get it. Obviously, there absolutely has to be something other than symptoms and eating right and exercising religiously that leads us to HEALTH. Danny proves that. Countless others have proved that.

Further proof can be found in the number of ex-athletes who have died after careers in full contact sports, namely football. An article on CNN's website stated that these deceased athletes' brains showed serious signs of brain damage. Did we really need an article to tell us that? Doctors are now pointing to repetitive concussions causing a condition known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy as the culprit to the many athlete deaths.

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The first numbers are the ages of the former professional football players that died in the last year. The last one is the age of a young, multi-sport athlete who'd already suffered several concussions. Each were shown to have had significant brain damage. Each had experienced the following symptoms: memory loss, depression, anxiety, sleeping disorders, chronic fatigue, and chronic pain. Dr. Ann McKee, a neuropathologist, described the findings on their dissected brains as areas of obviously dead brain tissue, eerily similar to what is found in Alzheimer's patients post-humously.

Former Harvard football star and World Wrestling Entertainment performer Christopher Nowinski was interviewed about the issue. Himself the sufferer of multiple concussions, which forced him to prematurely end his athletic career, Nowinski stated that after the major blow to the chin that effectively ended his wrestling career, he quickly developed into several symptoms he'd never previously experienced (mainly depression).

So, let's bring this all full circle. How many athletes are going to have to die before we change our paradigm. To this point, all research being conducted is on the brains of dead athletes. The results are not surprising. Areas of dead brain tissue...and not just superficially (close to the surface of the skull), but deep into each lobe of the brain. WAKE UP, EVERYBODY!! Are we seriously going to just let all these guys pass away, just so we can continue to confirm what we already know...

From reading this newsletter, you should already know that the brainstem subluxation CAUSED BY TRAUMA leads to decreased blood flow to the brain and distorted nerve impulses to the brain. Long-term decreased blood flow to the brain causes brain tissue to die. Decreased nerve impulses to the brain causes brain tissue to die. A concussion occurs after a trauma. We've put a label on it to describe the symptoms associated with a post-traumatic state of confusion, dizzy spells, loss of memory, etc. But what we've yet to do is address what led to those symptoms in the first place. A misalignment to one of the top two bones in the neck occurs from a trauma. Christopher, who fell off a horse directly onto his head and broke the top bone in the neck, is an example of somebody who had an EXTREME misalignment and torque to the brainstem, to the point that it shut off many of his major bodily systems. These NFL players and athletes who suffer concussions...they are examples of people who go through traumas that cause a severe misalignment, to the point that it clearly interferes with and torques the brainstem, causing symptoms to develop very rapidly.

BUT FOR MOST OF US, the traumas that we suffer during the course of our lives, be it from the birth process to childhood bumps and scrapes to fender benders to bumping our head on the cabinet door to etc, etc, etc...these traumas leave us with major misalignments that cause us to develop into conditions such as fibromyalgia, digestive disorders, and the like OR minor misalignments that cause us to develop into headaches, various aches and pains, etc. that we ignore and allow to become bigger problems later.

To conclude, let's re-visit Mr. Danny Gans, who did all the right things and, as you'll recall, was "healthy as a horse." Could it be that he suffered a trauma at some point in his life that caused a brainstem subluxation that decreased the normal function of his body...decreased the normal function of, say, his heart? Or perhaps decreased the blood flow to his brain, causing a cerebrovascular accident (more commonly known as a stroke)? Would Mr. Gans have suffered the same fate had we identified the interference to his brainstem, removed it, and allowed his body to function normally? To restore the normal function of his heart? To restore the normal blood flow to the brain? I'll let you draw your own conclusions...

Thinking good things for you as always...