2012 – February Newsletter

Posted on: February 3rd, 2012

Reef Chiropractic Care            

Dr. Brian C. Baker




  Neck Pain
  Snake Oil

  Antibiotics in food

  Medical, Inc.










The Paleo Diet


Food Politics








February 2012


I don’t know about you, but I’m really enjoying this relatively balmy February.  Not a single snow shoveling or ice slip and fall injury this year and that’s just me!  My wife and I recently vacationed in Arizona and, besides the great weather and visits with family, I was re-inspired while reading The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living.  If you’ve been in recently you’ve probably heard my encouragement to pursue low carb diets for pain and inflammation control as well as weight loss and serum triglyceride and cholesterol management.  The Deflame and Paleo Diet links are good places to start.  Want to know more? I’m always here to help.



For Neck Pain: Chiropractic and Exercise Are Better Than Drugs

A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine provided additional evidence that chiropractic is effective for neck pain.  BTW, both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal reported on this study.  Who says we all can’t get along?

Read more


Snake Oil?

I’m always critical of health claims made by various supplement products out there.  Airborne anyone?  Yet I believe that there are benefits associated with certain vitamins for certain conditions.  Here is an very cool bubble chart that illustrates the evidence for supplements and conditions.  Be sure an explore the condition menu. 

Bubble Chart


Cut Back on Antibiotic Use!

The FDA has concern that the loading up of animals on antibiotics before slaughter is linked to growing antibiotic resistance among humans. Farmers say the antibiotics are necessary as the livestock enters the food chain, forget the fact that one of the effects of the drugs is to fatten up the animals. Health activists say the antibiotics are way over-utilized to begin with and the use should be curtailed even more.


The key drug category in question is the cephalosporins and go by the trade names of Cefzil and Keflex among others. In the farming world these drugs are used in cattle, swine, chickens and turkeys before slaughter. In humans Cephalosporins are used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, such as respiratory tract infections (pneumonia, strep throat, tonsillitis, bronchitis), skin infections and urinary tract infections. They are sometimes given with other antibiotics. Cephalosporins are also commonly used for surgical prophylaxis – prevention of bacterial infection before, during, and after surgery.


If you’d like to try some clean local grass fed beef, I highly recommend Laurel Ridge Farm.  John Morosani delivers right to Fairfield (our office) the first Thursday of every month.  Check them out.

Grass Fed Beef


Medical, Inc. Exposing The Medical Monopoly

I’m excited about a new movie that is slated to come out this summer.  It’s about the “unseen tactics of organized medicine in an investigation that leads to the highest levels of the American Medical Association (AMA) and reveals an alarming portrait of deception and criminality.  Medical Inc. takes us into the courtroom with five chiropractors who, having been labeled “an unscientific cult,’ fought back and won a landmark verdict.”  Take a look at their teaser video.



Monday (2/27) Deadline: Help Fairfield Kiwanis Club End Citrus Hunger

Cold season is upon us.  Vitamin C has been shown to boost immunity and fresh Florida oranges, tangerines and grapefruit have been shown to lessen the winter blues. Here is an opportunity to help you and your family get through the winter.

Take a look

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