Nothing is Good About Bad Posture

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Virtually every musculoskeletal complaint can be linked to bad posture, and good posture is more than standing up straight. A healthy posture has to do with muscles and how they work together to keep you upright and move against gravity. Standing and moving about on two feet […]

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Why Do I Have Digestive Problems?

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Your digestive problems probably relate to a one-way valve located between your large and small intestine called your ileocecal valve (ICV). It is a sphincter valve that is designed to allow the contents of the small intestine to pass into your large intestine but to stop its […]

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What Makes a Heart Healthy?

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist The Cardiac Copycat I just treated a retired sheriff. She had a history of heart valve problems and tachycardia (fast heartbeat) so her MD told her to have an ablation (where the doctor burns out part of her heart’s electrical system). As an alternative she was given […]

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Why Synchronize Brain Function?

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Psychologists have observed that people with learning disabilities process input from their environment differently than those with more “neuro-typical” brains. Many people with learning difficulties just think differently. Giving a person with learning difficulties complicated directions often dooms them to failure. More words require a longer attention […]

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What is Brain-Based Healthcare?

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Memory and attention span are dependent upon how quickly your brain can update the information it receives, and manual muscle testing is a wonderful way to measure it. …FACT: The average person loses 7-10 milliseconds (2-3%) of brain speed every decade starting at the fifth decade (at […]

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Functional Neurology and Heart Disease

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist What your doctor does not know about your heart can hurt you. Did you know that a heart attack can start in your brain? It’s true. The Brain Journal (2005*) discussed just such a possibility. And did you also know that the disruption discussed in that article […]

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Can “Monovision” Trigger Heart Disease?

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Does Your Optometrist Have Monovision? Your eye doctor may study the eye and know how it works, but if he or she recommends that you have a surgery that gives you monovision, then ask them if they have it. If they don’t have it ask them why […]

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New Tests to Uncover Hidden Thyroid Trouble

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist My patient complained of right shoulder pain with various movements. He incidentally showed me a peculiar line on one of his fingernails. He said it had been there for months, but he had no idea what started it. I mentioned that literature suggested a strong possibility that […]

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Got Back Pain? Think Neck! Some specific information your doctor probably does not know

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Of all the conditions I have treated in my almost five decades of practice, lower back pain is probably the most common complaint. In fact, lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010. Thirty-one million Americans […]

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For anyone who thinks they’re “Old”

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist What does it mean to be old? And when does a person receive that moniker? The youth often do crazy things, but who can consider such things when they are ensnared by time? What’s a Geriatric? Geriatrics is the study of aging, including biological, sociological, and psychological […]

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