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In This Issue: Mar-1-2013

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TAMIFLU
MEET THE STAFF
JJ VIRGIN/ WHEN IS IT OK TO EXERCISE WHEN SICK
MENTALLY ILL OR OVER MEDICATED?
OUR GIFT TO YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TAMIFLUTamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) is approved for treatment of uncomplicated influenza A and B in children one year of age or older. It is also approved for the prevention of influenza in people 13 years or older. It is part of a group of anti-influenza drugs called neuraminidase inhibitors, which work by blocking a viral enzyme that helps the influenza virus to invade cells in your respiratory tract. If taken within 48 hours of onset of illness, it may reduce the duration of flu symptoms by about a day to a day and a half. That’s the extent of what this $100-plus treatment will get you. However, some patients with influenza are at increased risk for secondary bacterial infections when on Tamiflu, which of course would defeat the plan of being able to jump out of bed a day sooner. Furthermore, adverse events reported include pediatric deaths, serious skin reactions, and neuropsychiatric events, including suicide committed while delirious. 
According to BMJ editor-in-chief Fiona Godlee, Tamiflu’s effectiveness has likely been overstated and serious adverse effects have been under-reported, and with eight out of 10 clinical trials “missing in action,” there’s every reason to suspect this to be true. As for the claims that Tamiflu can prevent flu if you’ve come in contact with someone who’s ill, Cochrane’s review of the available data shows that any preventive effect is modest at best. Pediatric studies showed that 13 children would need to be treated to prevent just one case of the flu. So if 13 children were treated, 12 would receive no benefit.


Dr. Mark Jensen grew up in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, a small town in the southeastern part of the state.  During his childhood, he participated in many sports such as football, basketball, baseball, track, and hockey.  He later became involved in golf and rugby as well and has been no stranger to sports injuries.  These injuries and a knack for science and biology led to an interest in health care, although it was an auto accident while attending the University of Minnesota that led to his first chiropractic experience.  So impressed by the quality of the care and the 100% natural approach of chiropractic, he accepted the challenge of becoming a Chiropractor.  Six years later in 1996, he graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, Minnesota with both Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees.

     Following graduation, Dr. Jensen relocated from Minnesota to Rocky Mount, North Carolina where, as an associate with Hammer Chiropractic, he treated thousands of patients young and old suffering auto accident and athletic injuries, neck and low back pain, headaches, TMJ, sciatica, disc injuries, and carpal tunnel syndrome, among many other conditions.  After nine years of practice in Rocky Mount, Dr. Jensen decided to open his own office in Raleigh, and in October 2006, opened Corrective Chiropractic. 

Corrective Chiropractic is conveniently located in the Glenwood South area of downtown Raleigh.  This beautiful office offers state of the art technology used to detect and correct posture and spinal dysfunction, utilizing computerized thermal and muscle testing and high-speed full spine x-ray as well as spinal traction.  Dr. Jensen uses several spinal adjusting techniques (Diversified, Gonstead, and CBP) as well as soft tissue adjusting techniques (active myofascial release, trigger point therapy and electric stimulation).  Neuromuscular retraining and exercise are also used to help retrain the body to healthier patterns of function.

  Corrective Chiropractic is a large chiropractic office that services many Raleigh families.    Dr. Jensen’s mission through Corrective Chiropractic is to educate and adjust as many families toward optimal health using natural chiropractic care.  To fulfill this purpose, Dr. Jensen provides education through classes in his office and at venues around town such as the YWCA and Target.  He is also active at many local health fairs and 5K races around Raleigh; he further donates his time in support of the Raleigh Rugby Club (2007 Division II National Rugby Champions) and is available to speak to local organizations and office groups about natural and proactive health care.  

Continuing education is important to Dr. Jensen who consistently reads chiropractic journals for the latest news and health updates, and attends seminars throughout the country to study the latest information and techniques for the benefit of his patients.

  Dr. Jensen resides in Raleigh and enjoys sports of all kinds.  In his free time, he can often be found traveling with his fiancee, Kelly or at home cooking and hanging out with their dogs.     

JJ Virgin, Ph.D., CNS/Celebrity Wellness Expert

Natural Strategies for Healthier-Looking Skin…


JJ VIRGIN/WHEN IS IT OK TO EXERCISE WHEN SICK?

If your symptoms are above your neck, it’s usually ok to exercise, albeit at a lower intensity than you’re used to. This includes symptoms such as:

  • A runny nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sneezing
  • A sore throat
  • A headache
If you have enough energy to tolerate it, increasing your body temperature by sweating from exercise will actually help to kill many viruses. In fact, according to research, exercising with a cold may be well advised. At the end of one 10-day trial, those who exercised 40 minutes every-other-day, at 70 percent of their maximum heart rate, felt better than those who remained sedentary—even though the clinical severity and duration of their symptoms were virtually identical. Over-exercising will place more stress on your body, which can suppress your immune system, so you should keep the intensity of your workouts on a moderate level if you’re sick. So, you might just go for a brisk walk if you are coming down with a cold, or simply tone down your regular workout. As noted in Exercise and Sports Sciences Reviews: “Prolonged intense exercise causes immunosuppression, whereas moderate-intensity exercise improves immune function and potentially reduces risk and severity of respiratory viral infections.”


MENTALLY ILL OR OVER MEDICATED?

Today, the numbers of American’s being diagnosed as mentally ill is skyrocketing. Each year $100 billion is spent on mental health in the U.S. and in 2006, alone, psychiatric disorders cost 200 percent more than general medical care. And, the pharmaceutical industry isn’t shy about cashing in on the diagnosing, racking up $150 billion dollars in sales of mind-altering psychiatric drugs in 2009 – half of all prescription sales in the U.S. And this data only deals with the ever-increasing drugging of the nation’s children. It is a sad but true fact that while the U.S. comprises only five percent of the world’s population, it consumes two-thirds of the world’s use of psychiatric drugs. The reason behind these insane numbers can be directly linked to the increased diagnosing of mental illness.

But the data gets much worse, and certainly, it is information that is available to those who are in a position to effect the change that is way past necessary. For example, 11 percent of the U.S. population over the age of 12 is taking at least one antidepressant, nine out of ten children who visit a child psychiatrist leave with a prescription for a mind-altering drug and, even more outrageous, 1 in 70 preschoolers are taking a psychiatric drug. These are the same drugs name in the above study.

Each of these psychiatric drug “treatments” carry the FDA’s Black-box warning, the federal agency’s most serious warning, which reads in part: “Antidepressants increased the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicide) in short-term studies in children and adolescents with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and other psychiatric disorders.” Despite the FDA’s warning, these psychiatric drugs are prescribed to children between the ages of 12-17 at a rate of one in 25.

Damaged brains are often prescribed medication which has been linked to suicide and homicide. While we don’t know enough about the Connecticut killer we do know that most of those who committed school killings were on such medication. In 1990, Dr. Harris Coulter’s book ‘Vaccination, Social Violence and Criminality’ was published. It was one of the most powerful books ever written on the subject of vaccination damage and in it, he predicted a wave of violence in our schools.

Between 1998 and 2012, fourteen school shootings occurred, taking the lives of 58 and wounding 109. All fourteen of those shooters were taking or withdrawing from a psychiatric drug and seven of them had been under the “care” of a psychiatrist or psychologist. These are psychotropic drugs that have mind-altering effects including hallucinations, blackouts, and homicidal/suicidal thoughts, especially in children. It doesn’t matter if they make you feel better or get you through your day. There are much healthier alternatives to these drugs. Please ask our office to share with you some of these natural alternatives.



OUR GIFT TO YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES

March is Patient Appreciation Month. If you have a friend or a loved one that you feel could benefit from our Chiropractic care please refer them to our office and mention Patient Appreciation. This enables them to receive their first visit and no cost or obligation. One never knows if Chiropractic can help unless they get checked and find out. Please feel free to use this yourself if you have not been in the office recently!  This includes consultation, examination, and any needed x-rays.




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