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Linda Palter,DC

NAET, JMT

Research Shows Chiropractic is Safe and Effective

Does your back hurt at the end of the day?  Neck and shoulders stiff?  You're not alone.  There were more than 132,000,000 doctor visits for musculoskeletal complaints in 2006.  We spend about $850 billion a year on musculoskeletal problems.  By far, most of that...

Happy, Healthy Brain Foods!

We interrupt our regular broadcasting of dire warnings and bad news to bring you some good news.  Please eat the following yummy, healthy foods for better brain health: * Blueberries:  A study at Tufts University found that blueberries (along with strawberries and...

Its a Disease

Everyone knows that obesity is a steadily increasing health issue in the United States, which also means it is a cash cow just waiting to be milked.  The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) helped write legislation (HR 2415) that would make Medicare reimburse...

Drugs in Search of a Disease

In 1952, the first edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-1) was published by the American Psychiatric Association.  It lists and defines all  mental illnesses.  The fifth edition of DSM will come out soon.  In 1952, 106 disorders...

The News In Brief

*  Is anger bad for your health?   An article in the American Heart Journal evaluated 785 adults, interviewing them to see how they dealt with anger.  Three categories of anger were rated; "constructive anger" (discussing their anger to resolve the situation),...

Brain Research

I've been reading some articles about the brain recently.   And whether you are looking at the possible risk factors associated with living in cyberspace, or intentional courses to enhance happiness, the bottom line is the same.  Brains learn.  They learn whatever it...

Prescriptions for Health – or Profits?

Perhaps you have heard some reports about the pharmaceutical companies trying to influence doctors to prescribe more drugs, for their benefit rather than the patient's.  Well, now even the medical journals are looking at the situation.  The Annals of Family...

Preventing Breast Cancer

Like all cancers, breast cancer has gone from very rare to incredibly common, in recent years.  A woman's lifetime risk has nearly tripled in the past 4 decades.  The right question to ask is why.  What causes breast cancer? The biggest cause is the least "proven"...

A Rare Guest Post by Sophie (the receptionist) Dog

I am writing this because I was watching my human, you know her as Dr. Linda, doing yoga on her mat in the living room.  I like my human, don't get me wrong.  But sometimes she misses the mark by a mile.  She says she does yoga for "inner peace".  So naturally I...

What Does Chiropractic Do?

In one study, 1,504 patients were given questionaires.   These were all chiropractic patients being treated for musculoskeletal pain.  What the study found was that the patients reported positive side effects besides pain relief 23% of the time.  Adjusting the spine...