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[EZINE] July 4th was bad for this President…

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Dr. Michael Craig,   Vol. 5, #26 – July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July!  While you are enjoying your hot dogs and fireworks, there is a little known danger lurking in plain sight that already killed one president, and knocked yours truly for a loop as well!

What danger…?  Fireworks?  Guns?  Car accidents?

No.  I’m talking about food poisoning.

In case you haven’t noticed, the weather in the northern hemisphere in July is usually very hot.  And hot weather spoils food faster than the final stretch of the Indianapolis 500!

This was also the case back in 1850 in Washington DC when President Zachary Taylor scarfed down a bowl or two of milk and cherries for a hot July 4th treat.  He developed intestinal bacterial food poisoning (the doctors then called it “cholera morbus”) and died 5 days later at age 65, only 16 months into his presidency.  Ouch.

I’m about the same age as Old “Rough and Ready” was when he died, and I too got food poisoning from eating cereal yesterday morning with some milk that tasted “funny.”  Fortunately for me, I had some Lugol’s iodine, some cleansing herbs and routines, and lots of Advil to get me back on my feet in a day.   Whew.  

Refrigerate Those Suckers

Word to the wise:  Keep perishable food in the fridge and always check the expiration date!  The bad milk I drank was beyond that date by several weeks.  That, plus hunger and momentary stupidity, knocked me off my feet for over 24 hours.

While antibiotics or a good cleanse can knock it out these days, the resulting agony from bacteria running wild in the meantime is scary.  So why take a chance? 

July 4th History and Trivia

The fourth has a long history and is worth checking out.  

=====> Visit Here For More July 4th Fun Facts <====

 

Talk next week,

Michael

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[EZINE] July 4th was bad for this President…

logical soul ezine

 

 

Dr. Michael Craig,   Vol. 5, #26 – July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July!  While you are enjoying your hot dogs and fireworks, there is a little known danger lurking in plain sight that already killed one president, and knocked yours truly for a loop as well!

What danger…?  Fireworks?  Guns?  Car accidents?

No.  I’m talking about food poisoning.

In case you haven’t noticed, the weather in the northern hemisphere in July is usually very hot.  And hot weather spoils food faster than the final stretch of the Indianapolis 500!

This was also the case back in 1850 in Washington DC when President Zachary Taylor scarfed down a bowl or two of milk and cherries for a hot July 4th treat.  He developed intestinal bacterial food poisoning (the doctors then called it “cholera morbus”) and died 5 days later at age 65, only 16 months into his presidency.  Ouch.

I’m about the same age as Old “Rough and Ready” was when he died, and I too got food poisoning from eating cereal yesterday morning with some milk that tasted “funny.”  Fortunately for me, I had some Lugol’s iodine, some cleansing herbs and routines, and lots of Advil to get me back on my feet in a day.   Whew.  

Refrigerate Those Suckers

Word to the wise:  Keep perishable food in the fridge and always check the expiration date!  The bad milk I drank was beyond that date by several weeks.  That, plus hunger and momentary stupidity, knocked me off my feet for over 24 hours.

While antibiotics or a good cleanse can knock it out these days, the resulting agony from bacteria running wild in the meantime is scary.  So why take a chance? 

July 4th History and Trivia

The fourth has a long history and is worth checking out.  

=====> Visit Here For More July 4th Fun Facts <====

 

Talk next week,

Michael

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[EZINE] Caution: This Will Eat You Up

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Dr. Michael Craig,   Vol. 5, #21 – May 30, 2017

The Blob

The Blob (1958) was Steve McQueen’s first movie.  A meteorite crashes near a rural Pennsylvania town, disgorging a big, black, gooey mass of stuff they called “the blob” that oozes out of its ship and starts spreading far and wide.   

The Blob begins to envelop and consume anything it encounters, becoming larger and larger, until it threatens to take over the whole community.

The blob still exists;  its called “media.”

Consider the reach of outlets like 24/7 News, Twitter (think Donald), Facebook and Netflix.  These four alone could easily take up 90% of your day or more.  When you add the billion of lesser-known social and media outlets, you have little time to accomplish anything else! 

Many people simply get around this little time inconvenience by incorporating media into their business or job.  A couple of my friends are “YouTube placement consultants” who stayed glued to that media all day, every day.   

If you’re like me and my wife, you spend a considerable amount of time surfing the movies on Amazon, Netflix and more. Yesterday we also watched several hours of YouTube videos… because we just just bought a Sony DVD player with online WiFi capability.  Now we can!!  

Woo Hoo.  Now we don’t have time to do anything productive . . . like talk to each other . . . except to say “pass the remote.” 

And we’re senior citizens; we should actually know better.  Most younger folks have grown up with the “media blob” and are glued to their phones all day, and half the night.  I recently saw a young couple at a restaurant silently TEXTING one another, speaking only to verify the other one got their text . . .   

As The Donald would say:  “Sad.”  

But I’m through talking about this now, since I’m starting to sound like the old man next door shouting “Get off my grass!!”  

Sadder. 

Brain Warp Symptoms 

The symptoms of modern brain warp has to do with the language centers of the brain, i.e., they stop developing.  Instead of using full sentences, you begin to lapse into the world of emoticons and “thumbwords.”

N if u dnt stp u wl degnr8 nto a mltn mass v gu!  😎

If you’re (i.e., ur) one of the fortunate few who don’t understand the message above, there’s still hope for you.  Otherwise, you – like me – are too far gone…

I’m just sayin’ . . . 

The Remedy 

The cure for brain warp is simple, but not easy.  Stop doing the same old crap over and over again and get a life.  

Seal your TV/DVD remotes in a plastic bag, submerge them in a plastic container of water, then put the container in the freezer.  Then unplug the cell phone, TV and other interruptions and go outside.   

Got it?  That’s great.  Now you’re living in the 1950’s.  Go to the fence and share some gossip with the neighbors….  what? They’re too busy on their phones?  Too bad. 

Well, there’s always movies.  Go ahead.  Thaw out the remote and watch Castaway, Wild, Into The Wild, The Way Back, or Kon-Tiki.  Then pretend you’re along the journeys with ’em.

That’s about as close as I‘ve been able to get to really “roughing it” these days.  Maybe you can do better.  

If not, there’s always The Blob…

To your ultimate liberation, 

Michael

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[EZINE] Proof: Lolly-Gagging Helps Your Work

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Dr. Michael Craig,   Vol. 5, #17 – May 2, 2017

Getaway Facts

Want to be more productive at work or on the job? 

Take time off this summer!

As I write this, I’m also preparing to head out to my Tennessee log cabin for a few days of rest  (and the usually “must be done” tasks that keep me going up there every so often).   I enjoy this getaway time, and my ability to focus on my work and family is enhanced because of my “alone time.” 

Are you taking advantage of all that’s available to you?  Most Americans don’t. 

According to author Tanya Mohn in a 2014 Forbes Magazine article:

More than forty percent of American workers who received paid time off did not take all of their allotted time last year, despite the obvious personal benefits, according to “An Assessment of Paid Time Off in the U.S.” commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association, a trade group, and completed by Oxford Economics.

Americans left an average of 3.2 paid time off days unused in 2013, totaling 429 million unused days for U.S. workers.

According to the study, most managers recognize the benefits taking time off from work provide to employees: higher productivity, stronger workplace morale, greater employee retention, and significant health benefits. But nearly 34 percent of employees surveyed indicated that their employer neither encouraged nor discouraged leave, and 17 percent of managers considered employees who take all of their leave to be less dedicated, according to the survey’s findings.

And four in ten American workers said their employer supported time off, but their heavy workload kept them from using their earned days.

Idea:  Do Less; Accomplish More

Ms. Mohn went on to add that, despite the myriad benefits of taking time off,  American workers usually succumb to the pressure of self-imposed and guilt-laden reasons why they can’t take the time off to which they are entitled.  Adam Sacks, president of the Tourism Economics division of Oxford Economics, said “Leaving earned days on the table harms, not helps, employers by creating a less productive and less loyal employee.

Bottom Line?  TAKE that vacation this summer!  You will do yourself – and your business or company – a HUGE favor!!

To your success,

Michael

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[EZINE] Why Your Doctor Might Miss Depression…

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Dr. Michael Craig

Vol. 4, #16 – April 18, 2016

She Was Feeling Down…

Hi [newsfield name=”name”]…

For the past several months, my wife Soma has been feeling down and “out of body” most of the time.  After a few stressful events and oral surgery she started exhibiting symptoms that I recognized as a chiropractor as being related to depression: 

  • Loss of appetite, then binge eating
  • Lack of desire for sex or exercise
  • Loss of motivation
  • Brain fog
  • Weight gain or “puffiness”
  • Empty feeling, and
  • Loss of ambition and creativity.

Maybe you – or someone you know – has these symptoms as well.  If so, read on.  There may be something here you can use or suggest as part of an overall cure.

Normally, my wife is NOT depressed.  But because of some recent stress and surgery,  I wasn’t too worried.  I chalked these symptoms up to a case of simple anxiety.

But the anxiety continued.  And so did my concern.

Search For The Solution

Often I refer Soma’s care out to a few doctors I know who do a great job.  She had been seeing these lately, however, without much change.  That’s when I decided to get involved again…

Knowing my wife – and by using a few quick tests with Applied Kinesiology (muscle testing) – I was able to quickly determine that the problem involved not only her liver, gall bladder, right brain hemisphere, and sometimes kidneys (according to the other doctors).

It had to be something else, since all her dozen or so supplements weren’t helping!

It then dawned on me – these were the same symptoms I had myself years ago, and determined that her thyroid was involved (thyroid malfunction can often cause symptoms of depression, since it feeds so many systems and organs) . . .

Since she was already on a natural thyroid compound (not synthetic!), I recommended she increase her dosage slightly.  She did, and the results were amazing:  “I feel like a different person!”  she exclaimed.

I was happy too.

—–> Check Out How your THYROID might be contributing to your Depression! <—–

Now, I’m not suggesting you run out, watch a few YouTube videos, then start diagnosing and treating thyroid deficiencies.  What I AM suggesting, however, is that you consider another possibility that even most doctors miss!

I’m a doctor, and I missed this for many years . . . until I had the problem myself.  THEN my awareness of it grew!  The fact is, most doctors get thyroid diagnosis wrong.  They often use outdated blood tests (e.g., “the “TSH Protocol”) that leave out some really important factors, like the fact that Flouride in the drinking water can hijack the readings!

—->  Find Out How Flouride Affects Your Thyroid Function! <—–

Get Dr. Starr’s and Dr. Tennant’s books and read them if you think this is a problem in your family.  Then contact them to find a doctor in your area who understands the true causes of Hypo-thyroidism (decreased thyroid function).

It may save your life… or the life of someone you love!

To your success,

Michael