Crazy Story About Natural Milk Man and His Time In Jail

Our friends over at Natural News are reporting an insane story about a guy who got thrown in jail for making natural milk. I don’t know the guy, so I can’t tell you for certain if it is real or not, but I will say that I think American’s have the right to eat whatever untreated food they want. That is the way it was first made.
“(NaturalNews) NaturalNews exclusive report, please credit with link. NaturalNews can now report that 65-year-old senior citizen James Stewart, a raw milk farmer with no criminal history, was nearly tortured to death in the LA County jail this past week. He survived a “week of torturous Hell” at the hands of LA County jail keepers who subjected him to starvation, sleep deprivation, hypothermia, loss of blood circulation to extremities, verbal intimidation, involuntary medical testing and even subjected him to over 30 hours of raw biological sewage filth containing dangerous pathogens” You can read the rest of the article about the milk man here.

Breathtaking Patients

Recently, we have had some spectacular moments at Seaside. I’ll give you a couple of glimpses.

If you’re a local at Seaside I’m sure you have noticed what feels like an invasion of friendly forces. Our work with veterans in San Diego and with the VA has taken off like a wildfire. First we had a wave of recent veterans who served in the Gulf over the last 15 years. Then the Vietnam & Korean vets and believe it or not we are currently treating a handful of heroes who were POWs during WWII. It is really an honor to meet these guys and hear what they accomplished over their lifetime after liberating Europe in what was one of the purest wars we’ve ever fought in. All of these guys did what they thought was best to help each and every one of us so they get my unwavering support to help them correct their problems.

On another note, we’ve had more patients lately doing things like canceling surgeries after their problems went away in our office or having pains they had had for 30 years vanish.

Sometimes my life can be kind of tough, but all it takes is a good couple of hours of cracking people from one side of their miracle to the other.

I wouldn’t miss any of it for anything and in the words of one of our favorite patients, “Ooorhaaa…”

Death by Crib Bumper Pad

The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) released a press release today, with their guidelines for infant sleep safety and to avoid crib death. As you all know at our San Diego Chiropractic office, we see tons of kids.

I can only imagine, what it would be like to come in and find your child not breathing after a night sleeping, jut terrifying to think of.

A double edged statement in the press release is:
Since the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended all babies should be placed on their backs to sleep in 1992, deaths from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome have declined dramatically. But sleep- related deaths from other causes, including suffocation, entrapment and asphyxia, have increased.

The three main points are,
1. Kids who breastfeed are at a lower risk of SIDS.
My comment, is that because there is something magic in the breast milk, or simply that parents who put a kid to bed with a bottle, risk that kid choking, or maybe just parents who breast feed are more likely to be hyper alert to everything? Not sure it is cause and effect or not, but obviously correlated.

2. Evidence suggests that immunization reduces the risk of SIDS by 50
percent.
This one raises my eyebrow a bit. After decades of watching the medical industry, the drug companies, and the government interact, I wonder what the real story is behind it. Again, it could easily be a correlation that was drawn in some odd way, comparing apples to oranges, because the vast majority of American babies still get immunized.

3. This is the one that really caught my attention. Bumper pads should not be used in cribs. There is no evidence that bumper pads prevent injuries, and there is a potential risk of suffocation, strangulation or entrapment.
These are those little roll up pads that go around the edge of a crib. Who would have thought that those could be dangerous enough to actually show up statistically on studies.

I hope that helped you as much as me. Simple, easy fix to help your kid be a bit safer!

San Diego Chiropractic after 20 years

This coming February I will have been practicing chiropractic in San Diego for 20 years.

It seems like an eye blink of dragging in the portable table the first night before the paint was dry to treat a girl who had fallen off of a balcony and landed head first on her head. A million adjustments (not an exaggeration) of everything from movie stars, to cleaning ladies, sandy surfers, and women about to give birth, old people so frail their bones could barely hold them up, down to newborn babies the day after they were born.

Getting to be the second chiropractor in the world to teach M.D.’s in a medical school (U.C. San Diego), training over 1000 chiropractors, slowly paying off a gigantic chiropractic student loan, watching staff members arrive, grow up, and sometimes move on. We have seen patients get married, have babies, and very, very rarely leave this earth.

There are a 100 professions where I could have made more money, and worked a lot less, but none that I could be so proud of all the people we have helped, and all of the love they have given us.

A great friend of mine, a chiropractor named David Singer, once said to me, “When I lie on my death bed, I want to know, that I helped more people, in more ways, than anyone thought was possible. That is how I feel. And I’m just getting started being a San Diego Chiropractor, even after 20 years.

If you read this, I would love to meet you and show you what we do, the ways we can help so many things. Please mention you read this page, and the staff will schedule you some time to sit down with me, and see if we can help you. Let’s just call it a “Get to know the doctor visit”, and it is on me, free, no charge. :) Call us at 858-459-3132 if you would like to schedule one. Or email me at lajollachiropractor (at) gmail.com

We were recently awarded “Best of Yelp” which I am very proud of.

Surfing The San Diego Tsunami Feb. 27, 2010 La Jolla David Klein

Here is the video of me surfing the La Jolla tsunami. It was tiny, but it is a video of a tsunami being ridden! :)
La Jolla CA, Feb. 26, 2010. I am Dr. David Klein of Seaside Chiropractic.

Surfing the San Diego Tsunami in La Jolla

Feb 27, 2010, one tsunami ridden.
Today I woke up to watch T.V. about the earthquake in Chile, and then just as I started wondering about a tsunami, they were talking about it on T.V.

Now I have been waiting my whole life for this to happen, and all of a sudden here it is.

A few decades ago I read a story in surfer magazine about a guy who surfed Tsunami in South America by mistake.

Now at the moment, I am not exactly in peak fitness, so decided to have the wife join me and go down to the beach and watch. This of course would cancel our Salsa lesson. She said no, and that she would rather go to the salsa class. :)

I decided, hey, it’s only water, and not going to be that big.

I figured the worst that would happen, would be I get washed into the parking lot or across the street. When I used to lifeguard, it was my job to train the new lifeguards how to bodysurf up onto, over, or through rocks, so I have plenty of experience in water washing up and over obstacles.

Got to La Jolla Shores, and things looked very calm. Rainy, small waves, only two other nut jobs out on their boards. I asked the lifeguards what the prediction was, and they said they had no idea.

I have read about, watched movies of, and studied tsunamis my whole life. I get the basics. The water pulls out. A surge comes in. Usually you get people walking out into the wet sand when the water sucks out, and then when it comes back in with the surge, you die. :O

So here I am walking out into the water, (video taped the whole thing), talking with the two other guys. We are all laughing together at how ridiculous the whole thing is. A two or three foot surge would only raise the water to around the highest tide of the year mark. But the thing is supposed to be coming at 600 miles per hour, which is a whole nother story.

I scoped things out across the street and figured out my worst case scenarios. Made the decision to keep the leash on just in case all hell broke loose at least I would stay connected to something that floated. Video camera on and set and off I went.

The waves were very steady, a fairly long period between waves, and a constant 1 to 1 1/2 feet. I watched my watch for 12:02 to come, the time it was supposed to hit. Sure enough, to the minute, a series of around 4 or 5 waves came that were about 50% bigger or maybe double the size than the other waves. They broke out further than where I was, so I got on the second wave of the set just as it broke and only rode the white wash. I am convinced that was the tsunami. Very, very small, but a nice notch on the old belt.

When I got out of the water, I was interviewed about the San Diego tsunami by Elliot Spagat of the Associated Press.

After I got back to the car Elliot came over and pointed out the apparent low tide. Woh! I had never seen anything like it. It looked lower than the lowest tide I had ever seen at La Jolla shores. After watching it for about 10 minutes, I did exactly what you are warned not to do during a suck out during a tsunami. Yeh, that’s right, I walked out there. I actually ran like hell with my video camera. Shot some video from out there. Looked around at a once in a lifetime view from where I am usually surfing, but now standing, and hauled as fast as I could back to the relative safety of the sidewalk.

I am going to put up the video on my other site, Purpose Inc, so watch for it there.

If any of the press need to get a hold of me, my e-mail is dk (at) purposeinc.com

How Long Should a Chiropractic Visit Take

Yesterday, I had one of my staff talk to me about the amount of time we’re spending with different patients, and we discussed how long a chiropractic adjustment should take.
A good chiropractor can do each adjustment in about 2 or 3 seconds. If you put them all together, there’s a bit of prepping in between each adjustment and re-placing a patient, and re-placing of a chiropractor’s hands. But the actually adjustment, itself, is simply a push in the correct direction, with the correct amount of force at the correct moment. That adjustment itself, should take no more than a second to 3 seconds.
What often takes a lot of time in a chiropractor’s office is not the patient’s bones getting moved but it’s getting the patient prepared for and understanding the adjustment, and getting the doctor prepared for and understanding the patient.
In our office, the first few visits the patient spends will take well over an hour on many of the visits. Sometimes, the visits can be a bit shorter, but for new patients, it’s rarely less than 20 minutes, and often takes over an hour the first 3 or 4 visits. The reason for this is that we’re going through and practically listening to the patient’s entire life story of their health. We want to know everything that’s happened to them that might have some effect on their chiropractic treatment. We’re also looking for things that might make chiropractic not the right answer for that patient. That does happen and we do refer people out for other things.
If a chiropractic office runs well, the individual patients have been so well-educated on chiropractic that they understand what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. When this takes place and the patient is feeling safe, we’re able to accomplish the adjustment in a more efficient manner. If a patient has some fears, or isn’t comfortable with the adjustment, then we need to take more time with that person on a separate visit to make sure that they’re completely in the right mental state in order to receive the adjustment.
Surfing this morning, I had an unbelievably perfect wave on a very small surfing day. The wave itself was 2 or 3 feet high, and went really, really fast and took me a very long way – I’m guessing a few hundred feet. The entire ride lasted no more than 3 or 4 seconds, but took a couple of hours to get ready, paddle out, and get organized and cleaned up afterwards. Same thing with a chiropractic adjustment. I’ve done a chiropractic adjustment that’s taken me 2-3 seconds or less that has changed somebody’s life forever and has allowed them to heal from some of the worst problems known to mankind. But it took hours of time to prepare that patient for those few seconds.

Headache Guest Blog by Mandy

It happens every time. I sit down to study, read a book, eat dinner, or go through my mail when it hits me- that painful migraine. I fell on my neck when I was only eleven years old, and since that moment it has haunted me. Just staring down at the table for a reasonable amount of time can come back to bite me. Was it my body attacking my brain, or was my brain just going crazy? After thinking about my situation, I started to debate that age-old question: the body or the brain? I began to do some research and found some amazing information.

I already knew that the brain controls the body. It is made up of almost 10 billion nerves, which are cells that can carry messages to any part of the body. Nerve cells can talk to one another, sending messages throughout the body to create an interconnected system which allows the body to work properly. If the brain can’t get the message from one nerve to another, then the body part that needed to receive that message can’t do its job. This began to make sense, because I knew that when my spine was out of place, it was often because I was sitting wrong and putting too much pressure on my neck. I started to look for information that connected my neck to migraines.

When your spine is out of alignment, it is called a subluxation. This is just a fancy term that means three things: your spine is not straight, it is pinching a nerve, and it’s stuck like this! The nerves from your brain go down through your spinal cord, and come out between each vertebra, going to different areas of the body. The nerves that connect your brain to your head come out through the vertebra in your neck! Once they leave the spinal cord they branch out and go all over the head, to your eyes, mouth and face just to name a few. They control everything that is on top of your skull, and even go back into your neck! This made perfect sense, because many times when I started to feel a migraine coming on, my neck hurt and I was positioning it badly. So there it was, my neck was not in alignment, which created the pinching of a nerve. This nerve was how the brain talked to my head, and told it what to do. When the nerve was pinched, the brain couldn’t get the message through, and my head started to malfunction! That’s why it always felt like it was going crazy!

I always wondered if it was my body’s fault that I had migraines, if my accident had possibly pushed it past its working limit. But I understand now how everything is connected, how my brain is the key. It tells the rest of my body how to work, and if it can’t get its signal through because my spine is pinching a nerve then my body is in trouble! I also found out that the only doctor that can fix my subluxation is a chiropractor. Since I have been adjusted by a chiropractor, he has helped me correct my spine so that my brain can talk to the rest of my body again, especially my head! The pain of my migraines has decreased significantly, and now I can study with confidence because I know that if my neck gets stuck, I have someone to set it straight again!

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