Not all viruses are the same. Some can survive and remain contagious for up to thirty minutes on the fingertips! Flu is transmitted from person to person, mainly, by inhaling tiny virus particles that are released into the air when infected individuals cough and sneeze. Direct contact with contaninated fingers is considered an equally important method of transmission. Do not touch one’s hands to the face and wash hands regularly.
Near and far-vision for reading and driving are not enough to consider for overall good eye function. One should consider ‘screen-distance’ and ‘television-distance’, too, because they measure differently than near-and-far, are often used and can cause eye strain if not prescribed for properly. I recommend when one feels eye-strain to change the gaze by looking away form the screen to the outside through a window and add natural dietary supplements bilberry, which promotes circulation to and within the eye and lutein, (my preference) which is a derivative of vitamin A and helps to filter light.
If one sleeps on the back which I recommend, without a pillow under the legs which the article recommends because it decreases pressure on the low back, it is best to allow the heals to protrude off the end of the bed!
This will allow more of the weight of the calves to contact the mattress, prevent the legs from not rotating outward and the knees from extending.
For Good Health,
I recommend a very high quality powdered-protein brand; Jarrow Unflavored Whey Protein. Try it in cereal milk or oak meal. A high-protein breakfast is vital for good nutrition in addition to a quality daily-food-supplement (one-a-day type) from either: Twin Labs, Schiff or Solgar. A few more supplements are recommended, as well, like a joint compound with condriotin sulfate and glucose amine, which are derived from shark cartilage, and time-released vitamin C and vitamin A.
You’re Only Old Once! by Doctor Seuss, Random House, New York.
Examining one’s posture and mobility is part of each chiropractic neurologist’s analysis. The following Walt Whitman poem excerpt, from Leaves of Grass, was giving to me by a friend while attending chiropractic school.
The Expression of a Well-made Man
But the expression of a well-made man appears not only in his face,
It is in his limbs and joints also,
It is curiously in the joints of his hips and wrists,
It is in his walk, the carriage of his neck,
The flex of his waist and knees- dress does not hide him….
To see him pass conveys as much as the best poem, perhaps more.
If laughter is the best medicine, then You’re Only Old Once! is a delightful new defense against aging. I highly recommend it for children from 7 to 70.
Anyone who has even submitted to a battery of medical tests will empathize with Dr. Seuss’ Everyman in this wry book. In it we follow our hapless hero through his checkup with the experts at the Golden Years Clinic, beginning with the waiting room and the atmosphere of tranquility it attempts to create. Once out of the waiting room and into the doctor’s domain, all of us can relate to our hero’s desire to escape:
And if you’re the type that gets finichy-finick
at this point you’ll try to get out of that clinic.
But they will outwit you as quick as a winick!
The Quiz-Does will catch you!
They’ll start questionnairing!
They’ll ask you, point blank how your parts are all faring.
Dr. Seuss parodies diagnostic drudgery, after which Everyman must sign on the dotted line.
When at last we are sure
you’ve been properly pilled,
then a few paper forms
must be properly filled
so that you and your heirs
may be properly billed.
As a prolific writer of children’s books, Dr. Seuss’ satiric social commentaries won him countless adult fans. You’re Only Young Once! was published on his 82nd birthday and is aptly described as a book for “obsolete children.”
In this age of highly technical and scientific methods, medical treatment is often reduced to impersonal finding and cold-handed prescription. My emphasis is to preserve the human element — thus are always willing to laugh at ourselves.
With Good Health,
Mark Saracino, DC, DACAN
Diplomat American Chiropractic Academy of Neurology