Those that know me and have talked with me know that I have a little obsession with the immune system and auto immune diseases. Being that I have one in remission right now or I would like to think I have removed it from my body. I have an adopted family that included a doctor who specialized in auto immune diseases and God rest his soul has cured AIDS patients. Yes I said the cure word which may get me in some hot water but he has passed and nothing can be taken from him anymore, like they did his medical license for ten years. This person and I had many conversations about nutrition and the healing effects it has on the body. So let’s talk about oxygen. All of the cells of the body need it to function and reproduce. This is why is so important for the lungs to be working properly. Bringing in fresh oxygen and expelling the toxins of the body such as carbon dioxide among other things. If you decrease the amount of oxygen by 36% then something tragic starts to happen. The blood stream and tissues become acidic and cancer cells that were once non-responsive become e rampant and start to reproduce in this environment. You could say that they thrive here. Increase the Oxygen levels and the cancer cells die off. So why is medicine not oxygenating the body instead of radiating and using chemotherapy? I believe it’s a money issue. It’s much more profitable to do the radiation and chemo drugs then to lifestyle change or consume things that increase blood oxygen levels. Anyways there is no money in healthy people. I mean I’m going to be a chiropractor. What good would it be for me to have everyone I know healthy? Well for me it would be good because people will refer lots of people to me to be healthy. I will make thousands of dollars over many people’s lifetimes while the cancer doctors will make more with fewer patients. They will die off and that’s the end for them so they will have to go out and find more and more people to potential kill. An oncologist once told me, “There is no magic pill for cancer.” He’s right, so why not just wipe out the entire immune system and hope that works. A simple solution is just raise your oxygen levels. So how do you do that? Electromagnetic field therapy, reduce stress, stop drinking soda, reduce meat consumption, drink water (lots of it) and eat plenty of raw fruits and vegetables. Consume foods that are anti inflammatory. Consume turmeric, cayenne pepper, and other spices along with fresh pineapple for bromalin. Be more conscious about what you put in your mouth. Lastly to reduce stress which will decrease cortisol and inflammation. Turn down that sympathetic nervous system with regular chiropractic adjustments that have proven to decrease the activity of type four mechanoreceptors and put the body back into a parasympathetic state. So if you want to put yourself on the top of the list for heart disease, stroke, and cancer then eat like crap, drink all the soda and highly acidic beverages you can, refuse to exercise, and allow your body to become acidic. The stress will come first and most likely according to my oncologist friend…….cancer will be right around the corner.
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I have been talking about my own personal theories on the the increasing number of Tommy John procedures at the High School, College, and Professional levels. I have felt for a long time that it wasn’t the curve ball being thrown at a young age. How can a pitch that slows the arm down injury it? Also a curve ball shortens the UCL where a fastball stretches it, which cause more stress on the ligament. The tendon in the UCL (Ulnar Collateral Ligament) will fail in cadavers at 65 newtons of force. The newtons produced by a fastball in a live person are less than 65, so when is the ligament failing? One simple answer is overuse and the inability to recover. Pitching causes micro trauma in the tissues. That is why the arm is sore after an outing. MLB pitchers have a specific throwing program designed to keep them throwing well all season. If they have had any arm problems as a youth and continue this rigorous throwing regiment then I firmly believe that they are at serious risk of having a major arm injury in their career. So what do you do if you have had or are currently experiencing one of these arm injuries like tendonitis, dead arm, sprain/strain UCL? Myofascial release or Tool Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy is a great start. Tool Assisted or Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy has some great benefits. When tissue become inflamed and irritated by throwing the edge of the tools break up adhesions that restrict range of motion in the arm. Not only in the elbow, but the rest of the forearm and shoulder. You can even follow the bodies natural myofascial trains down to the feet and break up the complete train lines restrictions. Once I was taking a history on a young pitcher how had never had any arm problems. Then I asked him of he hand sprained his ankle in the last few months. He said, “Yes, I did three months ago. What does that have to do with my arm?” It changed everything. First of all it was his left ankle and his plant foot. He started shortening up his stride to compensate the pain. It changed his overall mechanics and he did not do any rehab for the ankle. He was playing on three travel teams too and didn’t want to miss many games. He taped the ankle and kept playing. So the first thing I did was work on his ankle. The tools were painful and he had many adhesions to break up. I think I made him cry more than once. I did not start working on his arm for three weeks. I kept tabs on his stride length and when it return to his former length he reported his arm felt great. Active Release Therapy or ART is also effective when trying to reduce adhesions and release muscle knots and range of motion restrictions. You can check out ART on youtube.com or even google it. There is plenty of video on the web. There are also videos in IASTT too. Just use the key words Graston, Faktr, Gavilan.
I have been watching travel baseball kids for the last three and a half years in San Jose. One facility runs tournaments 45 weeks of the year. The weather is good enough here to do this. What disturbs me is I see a young are throw 2 innings on game one. then later in the day his team gets into trouble and he comes out and throws another inning. The coaches know the exact number of inning that their pitcher can throw and still be eligible to throw tomorrow. Sure enough tomorrow comes and maybe they throw him again. Sometimes they even start the same kid and the goes four innings and is done for the rest of the tournament. Or they save him for the very end to throw relief in the championship game. The boy wants to win so even though he may be a little stiff he sucks it up and throws as many innings as possible and as hard as he can to get that win. The expense of winning is the integrity of his developing young arm. When I coached travel ball I made sure we had enough pitching so when a pitcher threw then he was done for the rest of the tournament. I don’t really believe its the number of pitches either. I believe its the lack of recovery. The body has no time to have a proper healing response to the micro trauma of pitching.
Hello my name is Greg Shepard and I am a former professional baseball player and hitting instructor that has recently graduated from Palmer West Chiropractic College. I have had some amazing experiences with the chiropractic profession. These experiences fueled my passion to go back to school at 41 years of age and fulfill a dream I once shelved of becoming a doctor. Today at 44 years young I am in the best shape of my life, healthy and strong all due to the information I have learned in school and applied to my life. These are my stories.