Do Ear Infections Make Kids Prone to More Serious Illnesses Later in Life?

Everyone has heard about the Swine Flu.  The Swine Flu is most dangerous to those people with weak immune systems like the elderly, babies, and people with debilitating diseases.  Kids with chronic ear infections are in this category. “American doctors write more prescriptions for ear infections than for any other illness, childhood or adult (102).” “98 out of 100 doctors still routinely prescribe antibiotics for AOM (ear infections) (102).” “By allowing them to run their course naturally, they say, we can greatly reduce our use of antibiotics -and reduce the problem of bacterial resistance to boot (101).” Super-bugs are on the rise which are strong bacteria that are resistant to our weaker antibiotics like penicillin. This means that kids who are regularly on antibiotics may now have powerful bacteria in their body that require heavy doses of stronger antibiotics to kill them. The fear is that some time later when a child really needs antibiotics to save their life, they may not work.

This article suggests to wait 2-3 days before giving antibiotics to your child for ear infections. “Holding off two or three days doesn’t increase the risk of complications (105).” As a matter of fact, not taking antibiotics may actually increase the body’s immune system. “Antibiotics cause side effects, such as rashes, yeast infections, or diarrhea.(105).” Antibiotics disrupt the normal state of the body and can actually harm the immune system if they are used often.

What can a parent do then? “Parents need to get over the feeling that if they’re not given an antibiotic they’ve wasted their time (106).” Ask your pediatrician if you can wait a few days to fill the prescription or “ask about a five-day course” of antibiotics instead of the ten-day (106). “Four out of Five ear infections heal on their own. .nearly two-thirds of kids with ear infections who don’t take antibiotics recover in 24 hours (102).” So you may want to discuss this article with your pediatrician and consider using the “wait-and-see approach” to treating antibiotics. By using antibiotics in only emergency situations, you and your family will be much better guarded against Anthrax and other super-bugs.

**** In addition, to this approach there are other ways to help your child’s body become stronger so they can decrease the amount of ear infection’s they have. I have found that many kids who suffer from reoccurring ear infections also have large misalignments in their spine, especially in their neck that may be interfering with their body’s nervous system and thus the immune system. Many kids who get adjusted by a Chiropractor have been able to decrease the amount of ear infections they encounter. Please call us if you would like more information about Chiropractic and other natural ways to help this huge national problem of ear infections.

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The Energy Factor

At some point in your life you probably heard the phrase “Attitude is Everything”.

I agree that having a positive attitude certainly trumps having a negative one. The foundation or pre-requisite to having a positive attitude is having an abundance of energy.

As a matter of fact, I believe “Energy is Everything!”

Increasing your energy is the first step to creating massive success and abundance in your life.

Whatever level of success you may be experiencing right now in any area of your life, could easily be elevated to a much higher level if you created the discipline and behaviors that would give you more personal energy.

Here is an easy acronym to remember how to create an abundance of energy and success in your life.

D.R.E.A.M.S. Diet. Rest. Exercise. Attitude. Mental Focus. Success

The D.R.E.A.M.S. acronym /formula works!

I just lost 27 pounds in 45 days thanks to Dr. Tony Garrow and his customized weight loss program. His program is highly effective and easy to follow. If you want more energy in your life, see Dr. Garrow and let him customize a weight loss program for you!

Make This YOUR Best Year Ever!

Eric Taylor

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Want To Feel Like You Did When You Were 25 Years Old?

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Have you ever felt RUN DOWN? Have you lost your energy? Do you want to regain that energy and feel NORMAL again? Well the good news is, if you read this and then take action, you’ll be on your way to achieving those goals.

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You Need This Hormone… At All Costs…

HGH Levels are extremely HIGH in our youth – keeping the young folk young! That’s why HGH is also called the Youth Hormone.

As we get older HGH levels drop off and people all of a sudden, get tired more easily and overweight. HGH affects every living tissue, cell and organ plus on top of all that, it will be directly responsible for stimulating tissue repair, cell replacement, brain function and enzyme function.

HGH levels are extremely high in your youth – keeping us energetic and healthy. By age 60 though, HGH levels decrease 80% from the level at age 20. That’s a huge difference!

For 60 years scientific studies have shown the positive benefits of HGH therapy.

HGH can not only reinvigorate the mind, it can also reverse the attitudes, outlook and expectations associated with aging. It increases concentration and thinking power, has an anti-depressive action on the brain, and can have a profound effect in increasing energy and a sense of well-being.

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28 million Americans suffer from migraines.

Of these people, 4.5 million have more than one attack per month. A quarter of the female population is affected and about eight in every hundred men.

Most children who get migraines, have at least one close family member who suffers from migraines too. If a child has one parent who suffers from migraines, they have a 50% chance of getting them too, if both are sufferers, this rises to 75%.

Most headaches are uncomfortable and sometimes disabling, and for the most part they are not dangerous. Most of them can be helped by regular chiropractic care.

Fasting may cause headaches, as a fasting person is likely to have very low blood sugar. But other factors, such as STRESS, pollution, noise, smoke, flashing lights and “certain types of food” may also cause headaches.

Lifestyle plays an important part in preventing headaches. If you don’t smoke, don’t drink excessively, get regular sleep, eat a healthy diet and get daily exercise, you are unlikely to SUFFER from headaches frequently, unless you have a CHIROPRACTIC problem.

Tension headaches can affect anyone and is the most common from of headache. Tension headaches are often the result of neck and shoulder muscles going into spasm, and YOUR neck being misaligned which can sometimes last for days, sometimes longer.

More men than women suffer from ‘cluster’ headaches. These are intense headaches that often occur at the same time every day or every few days. People who are heavy smokers or drinkers often suffer from cluster headaches. More women than men suffer from ‘migraines’.

Ice cream headaches are no myth – you really can get them from eating this frozen dessert. This is caused by blood vessel spasms, which are caused by the intense cold from the ice cream. The spasms interrupt the blood flow and cause the vessels to swell.

Even children get headaches, some well before the age of ten. Before puberty, headaches are more common in boys. Adult women get headaches four times more often than men do, and these are linked to hormonal fluctuations. In both men and women, the severity and frequency of headaches decline with advancing years. Make sure you’re checked by the doctor if you have any type of tension or headaches. They can be helped with regular chiropractic care.

Dr. Tony Garrow, 2204 Hwy. 35,  Sea Girt, NJ  08750  (732)223-1990

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You’ve probably heard that name before, even if you’ve never had lower back PAIN. Well let me just shed some light on that term and what it means to you.

Several pairs (thousands and thousands) of nerves exit your spine to form the large sciatic nerves.

How do you know if you have sciatica?

  • You’ll have pain in the buttocks or leg that worsens when sitting
  • You can have burning or tingling down one or both legs
  • Weakness, numbness or difficulty using your leg or foot
  • A shooting pain that makes standing or getting up from the sitting position difficult

If these symptoms sound familiar, you’re likely in your 40’s or 50’s and have pain when coughing, sneezing or any kind of movement. You most likely have sciatica.

Like a large river created by lots and lots of smaller streams, four or five pairs of nerves exit the spine in the lower back to form the two large sciatic nerves.

The ‘soft pulpy’ disc between ‘each’ spinal bone is often involved. Now let me just clarify something. A disc in your back can’t “slip.” Imagine a water balloon. It can bulge, herniate or even rupture. That’s what happens to your disc. This bulging can put direct pressure on your super sensitive nerves that are nearby.

The RESULT? You’ll have some painful swelling. You’ll get some inflammation which is very painful. You’ll be very uncomfortable. Depending on where the sciatic nerve is affected, the pain may also radiate down to your foot or toes.

“While sciatica can be distracting, if corrected promptly it rarely produces permanent nerve damage.”

The only challenge seems to an impatient patient who expects instant, overnight results. Unlike artificial solutions such as drugs or the more drastic surgery, the intent of chiropractic care is to help restore the proper relationships between bones, discs and nerves. In other words, correct the problem and not COVER it up. This natural approach, relying on the healing ability of your own body, moves at its own pace. Do you know someone who could be helped? If you do, give them this flyer. You can help.

Dr. Tony Garrow Wall/Sea Girt, N.J.  732-223-1990

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Ever Heard Of the GERM THEORY?

Years ago, Louis Pasteur “discovered” the “germ theory,” promoted it, sold it, and the rest is history! He exposed the world to something that has never been forgotten. The gist of that theory?

That germs “cause” disease and that exposure to germs makes a person sick. What matters is the presence of germs – they cause disease – it’s just that simple… and actually it’s just that wrong!

Ironically, the father of the germ theory died in September of 1895, the same month and year of the first chiropractic adjustment!

Here’s something that most people never read about. Even on his deathbed, Pasteur stated that it was NOT germs that caused diseases, but rather the ‘environment’ (body) in which the germs were found — that contributed to the cause of disease.

In other words – there had to be “fertile soil” for a germ “seed” to grow and manifest itself into a disease.

Today people are starting to understand that their children need exposure to germs to gain appropriate, ‘natural’ immunity when they are young. I hate to tell you this, but GERMS are everywhere. In fact, many believe that the increase in ‘childhood allergies and asthma’ may be a by-product of our over-sanitization by “germophobic” parents!

When doctors give us antibiotics that only attack the symptoms of disease, we are actually ‘fighting the body’s natural lines of defense’, and making it harder for us and our children to ‘heal properly’.

When we allow our children’s bodies to heal themselves, we enable them to become more resilient and far more capable of resisting the onslaught of germs in the future.

So…what we need to focus on as parents is keeping our children’s immune systems, as well as our own systems functioning properly, so germs don’t find a willing host in which to thrive. A fertile playground.  I equate this to taking care of your car.

Everyone gets a new car when they’re born. Why do some cars end up in the junkyard while others live a long and prosperous life? Some maintain their cars to the best of their ability while others just run them into the ground and don’t keep them functioning properly. Eventually they just give out and are taken to the junkyard.

As parents and adults, we need to maintain the function of our bodies by encouraging proper wholesome nutrition, sound sleep, some type of exercise, even if it’s just a short walk, and optimal nerve supply to the immune system with regular chiropractic care. Only then can we truly move forward, past the flawed germ “theory” to a true state of health and wellness.

Dr. Tony Garrow, Sea Girt, N.J., 732-223-1990

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Chiropractic for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Hello again.

I was talking to a patient and I decided to write about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) today. When people think “chiropractic,” they often think of back and neck problems.

But chiropractic has many applications beyond these typical uses, and it can improve quality of life for a broad range of health conditions. Most people think of Chiropractors as bone doctors, when in reality we are actually nerve doctors, similar to a neurologist. With that said, let’s talk about Carpal Tunnel.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a ‘repetitive stress injury’, which is abbreviated (RSI). Chiropractic is a beneficial treatment for patients seeking noninvasive relief from this ailment that has become all too common in the modern world.

How Does a Chiropractor Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by repetitive motion, such as typing or assembly line work, which causes pain and injury over time. The earlier that an RSI is diagnosed and treated, the better the outcome. Diagnosis includes physical examination and possibly x-rays. Typically, the chiropractic treatment for RSI includes care of the affected wrist and elbow, as well as adjustments of the upper spine.

A spinal adjustment involves applying controlled pressure to a joint. We may also advise the patient to rest the affected arm, apply cold to reduce inflammation, perform appropriate exercises, or wear a splint or brace to immobilize the area.

Some common treatments we use for carpal tunnel syndrome include:

Chiropractic care of the wrist, arm, and upper spine: Misalignment in the spine does contribute to symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. At this office we perform SPECIFIC adjustments that aim to correct improper alignment in YOUR spine. We typically perform an adjustment using our hands, but sometimes devices are employed. Everyone’s case is different.

Ultrasound therapy: This therapy uses either very high-energy or low-energy sound, both of which are “outside” the range of normal human hearing, so you usually don’t hear anything. This device emits focused sound waves that penetrate deep into body tissue. Sound waves relax muscles, alleviate pain, and reduce inflammation in the area of involvement.

Wrist supports: Wrist supports seek to keep the wrist in the proper alignment after the adjustments and the therapy and can be used to treat or prevent further injury from carpal tunnel syndrome. If you have a loved one that needs care, please talk to the receptionist to set an appointment. Please ask for the necessary initial paperwork so your referral can start filling their paperwork out from home. This helps them and us as well.

Cold Laser: Cold Laser therapy gets deep into the muscles and tissue to help them relax and heal.  It is quick, painless and many patients feel relief after only a few treatments.

Let me know if we need to call someone for you. I don’t mind spending a few minutes with them on the phone, finding out if they’re a candidate for this office. If we can help them, we’ll tell them. If we can’t, we’ll refer them out if necessary.

Dr. Garrow,2204 Highway 35, Sea Girt, NJ 08750.  (732) 223-1990

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Asthma Cases Doubling!!!!

Over the past 15 years, cases of Asthma in the United States have doubled.

Why is that? Asthma now affects some 15 million Americans and according to some sources, those numbers are underestimated.

A recent article on states that asthma is the most common of “chronic” childhood diseases.

According to one article, there are two factors which play a part in whether you’re likely to suffer from asthma: a cleaner living environment and genetics.

Some families do have several asthma sufferers but what of those that don’t? If this were true how would we explain a family of ‘5’ living in the same environment – yet only one suffers from asthma? If the environment is a cause – why doesn’t everyone have it?

The inside-out approach. It would make more sense to me that the body’s inability to respond to its environment is more likely at cause. If the environment caused asthma – logically, we would all suffer from it.

According to one article, many medical doctors believe that ones increased susceptibility to allergies and asthma may be linked to the idea that children are leading healthier lives in cleaner living spaces. The article states that our bodies typically grow resistant (via innate intelligence) to allergies while fighting off childhood infections and diseases. But if children are facing fewer childhood infections as they grow up, it may leave them more susceptible to increased incidence of asthma.

A good point is made here which is that our bodies grow resistant – when exposed to germs and outside agents. What happens to the body that is feed antibiotics, numerous childhood vaccines, and other powders, pills and potions? Do these things increase or decrease ones ability to adapt and respond to the environment in which we live? You know that answer to that one I’ll bet.

The developer of Chiropractic, Doctor B.J. Palmer said, “The master maker of the human body did not create you and then run off and leave you Masterless. He stayed on the job as Innate, as the Fellow Within, as nerve transmission controlling every function of life, Above-Down, Inside-Out, expressing, creating, exploring, directing you in every field and phase of experience so that your home is truly the world and the world is your home.” Make sure you take care of Innate by getting checked regularly.

Our bodies are divinely designed to interpret, respond and adapt to our environment from the inside out. It all begins from within. Not surprisingly though, the medical approach continues to be from the outside-in. From the outside in or from the inside out, it’s your choice.

Dr. Tony Garrow 2204 Hwy. 35, Sea Girt, N.J. 08750, 732-223-1990

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Neck Adjustments Are Safe!

One of the most effective chiropractic adjustments is to the cervical (neck) spine. We adjust children at the office all the time as well, and we just want you to know that adjustments are safe.

Virtually every nerve impulse of your body passes through your neck, so subluxations (misalignments) in the neck area have far-reaching effects.

Yet, critics have warned that such adjustments are dangerous. That notion has been put to rest!

A recent Canadian study shows that you’re no more likely to suffer a stroke following a visit to a chiropractor than to a medical doctor. Published in the journal Spine, the study reported that researchers looked at 818 Canadians who suffered a stroke from an “arterial dissection.” While researchers confessed that they suspected a link between chiropractic care and stroke, they didn’t find one.

Please share this with anyone you know who has unwittingly fallen for the false impression circulated by chiropractic critics. Always encourage them to call our practice and at least talk to Dr. Tony Garrow,

Garrow Family Chiropractic

Sea Girt, NJ

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