December 2011

In just 2 and a half months this patient has:

  1. Lost 16 pounds
  2. Got rid of her fatigue
  3. Dramatically slowed her rate of hair loss
  4. Improved her skin
  5. Her nails are growing normally again
  6. No longer has brain fog!
In her words, “Go see Dr. Heimlich he’s worth it!”

Hi, my name is Kim. I’ve been coming to Dr. Heimlich for about two and a half months now. I first started coming to him because I was diagnosed with Hashimotos, but I had low thyroid symptoms, I had the weight gain, no matter how much exercise I did. I had the dry skin. My hair kept falling out. I was losing a lot of hair. I had brittle nails. Also, one of the symptoms I found that afterwards I didn’t realize was related to the Hashimotos. I had tenderness in my finger joints towards the end of the day and I’ve been with Dr. Heimlich for two and a half months.

I actually love him. He’s done amazing work. I’m very pleased with the results thus far. I’ve managed to lose a lot of weight. I’ve lost about sixteen pounds now. My hair is not falling out as much. He’s still working on that, but it’s a work in progress. My finger joints don’t hurt any more. That’s gone away. My nails are starting to grow so this is all good things. My energy level, that was another problem, I had no energy. I was tired all the time. My energy levels are up. I’m feeling very happy. I’m healthy. Healthier than I was and my brain fog, I used to have brain fog, but that’s going away too. My memory is coming back, so thank you so much Dr. Heimlich and I really recommend that you give him a call because he’s definitely worth it.

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We grew up hearing that fish was “brain food”. It turns out that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish may be very beneficial to the brain. Taking omega-3 fatty acids may have a beneficial effect on cognition, mood, learning, child development and even ADHD.

Research that appeared in the Journal of Child Health Care (e-published ahead of print Aug 9 , 2 0 1 1 d o i : 10.1177/1367493511403953) measured omega-3 fatty acid levels in children with ADHD and in children with ADHD coupled with a learning disability. Researchers found that children with learning difficulties tended to have lower DHA (an omega- 3 fatty acid) levels than children without learning difficulties. Students with high levels of DHA (measured in the red blood cells) tended to have less anxiety and better word recall than children with higher levels of omega-6 fatty acids. High omega-3 fatty acid levels also correlated with better reading and spelling ability.

Other research looked at the omega-3 fatty acid levels of 96 boys between the ages of six and 12 and the relationship between learning and behavior. The study appeared in Psychology and Behavior (1996;59(4-5):915-920). It found a relationship between low omega-3 fatty acid levels and problems with learning, behavior, and with health problems in general. Interestingly, more colds and antibiotic use was noted in children with low omega-6 fatty acid levels.  

 

Eating fish a couple of times a week will not get you enough of the omega- 3 fatty acids.   You will need to supplement your diet with omegas in order to get enough into your system. 

 

Some patients have complained that when they take fish oils they burp up the fishy taste.  This does NOT mean that you do not need them.  It means that you have either a low quality product, or your body is not allowing you to digest them.  If that is the case, put the fish oils on the shelf and get into a doctor that will be able to help get your digestive tract healed back up so you can take them without any problems. 

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GMO – One Thing We Should All Avoid

December 7, 2011

Dr. Chris Heimlich, DC, DACNB, Phoenix Doctor Comments: If you are suffering with low thyroid symptoms,  Hashimoto’s,  or Fibromyalgia, then you need to avoid Genetically Modified Foods. In March, Hungary introduced a new regulation that states seeds must be checked for GMO before they are introduced into the market.  As a result, almost 1,000 acres [...]

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