Friday, August 28, 2009

Doctor, Why Is My Blood Pressure High?

Dr. David Jockers                 Exodus Health Center 

The Quality of Your Life Comes Down to the Questions You Ask Yourself.
Most people and doctors fail to ask the right questions when it comes to health and disease.  They run a myriad of tests and if they see a certain  up or down, they prescribe a drug/supplement or cut out an organ to raise or lower the #.  The key question that must be asked is why is that # up or down? 

In truth, the body was created with an incredible healing & life forming power that took us from 2 half cells to nearly 100 trillion cells.  This same power runs every system and function in our body.  The body has certain natural needs and requirements that when met create an inner peace, harmony, & homeostasis.  This is health.  When there is a dangerous level of toxicity or deficiency in any of these necessary requirements, a state of disharmony occurs causing decreased function and disease.

Asprin Causes High Blood Pressure:
Acetaminophen, ibuprofen, & aspirin are the most commonly used drugs in the US.  “Clinicians commonly do NOT understand that acetaminophen is NOT safe, and causes significant hypertension.”

“Older women (51-77) who too >500mg per day had a 93% inc. risk of hypertension.  Younger women (34-53) who took >500 mg per day had a 99% inc. risk of hypertension.

NSAID’s have been known to harm the kidneys and cause GI bleeding.  Acetaminophen causes hypertension because it depletes glutathione, leading to renal endothelial dysfunction.”
Epidemiology: Non-Narcotic Analgesic Dose and Risk of Incident Hypertension in US Women:    Hypertension:  Sept 2005;46:500 

People with High Cholesterol Live The Longest:
Consider the finding of Dr. Harlan Krumholz of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Yale University, who reported in 1994 that old people with low cholesterol died twice as often from a heart attack as did old people with a high cholesterol.

Most studies of old people have shown that high cholesterol is not a risk factor for coronary heart disease. Eleven studies of old people came up with that result, and a further seven studies found that high cholesterol did not predict all-cause mortality either.

Krumholz HM and others. Lack of association between cholesterol and coronary heart disease mortality and morbidity and all-cause mortality in persons older than 70 years. Journal of the American Medical Association 272, 1335-1340, 1990.

95% of all cases of high blood pressure are completely preventable.  When the body encounters any physical, chemical, or emotional stress certain hormones and neurotransmitters are stimulated.  If the conditions go uncorrected or unregulated, the body turns from acute stress mode (normal and natural) to chronic stress mode (abnormal and dangerous for long-term health). One of these hormones secreted under these conditions, cortisol, has several key distinguishing functions:

1.   Increases blood sugar:  Under stress, our bodies need quick energy, this is the good This increases insulin secretions, causing a switch towards fat storage, & pro-inflammatory pathways.  This continued cascade of high cortisol/high insulin eventually causes weight gain through fat storage, protein depletion and massive inflammation destroying the endothelial wall of the arteries, causing scarring, rigidity, reduced pliability & high blood pressure.

2.  Decreased Cellular Oxygenation:    Under stress, our bodies revert to short, shallow breathing habits causing lowered oxygen content and increased levels of carbon dioxide in our tissues.  This causes our metabolism to switch to anaerobic (without oxygen) sources of fuel (stored sugar and protein).  Anaerobic sources of fuel leave behind high levels of metabolic waste and free radicals which damage organ and tissue cells.     

3.   Increases Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fatty substance in the body that is necessary for brain and neurological function in that it is a vital component for memory and learning.   Cholesterol is also needed for sex hormones (testosterone, progesterone) as well as vitamin D.  Cholesterol is a repair mechanism.  When our bodies are in stress mode, there is a need for cellular repair, therefore cholesterol naturally rises in response.  Short-term this is a good response.  Long-term, the cholesterol gets oxidized by the constant cascade of free radicals, causing further damage to arterioles.       

4Acidic Blood Stream:  High cortisol causes a lowered oxygen state within the body.  This lowered oxygen state, causes the blood stream to be acidic due to greater levels of carbon dioxide binding to the hemoglobin.  When the blood stream is acidic, the body must compensate by utilizing more water and alkaline buffering minerals to neutralize (stealing fluids & nutrients from joints, blood vessel walls and other structures such as  bone, muscle and ligaments).   
5.  Disrupted Sleep CyclesCortisol should naturally lower at night to allow the body to relax and fall asleep and should elevate in the morning to provide instant energy and wakefulness. When our bodies are in a chronic stress mode, we have abnormal flocculation’s which disrupt our sleep cycles and leave us groggy in the morning and exhausted throughout the day.
6.   Ligament LaxityElevated cortisol levels cause ligaments to become more lax.  This reduces joint stability, leading to increased susceptibility to injury.  The most important area this affects is the spine, which houses and protects the spinal cord and nerves which control the function and healing processes of the organ systems.  Chronic stress causes uncontrolled damage to the spine and nervous system, called subluxation, leading to a number of possible symptoms including pain, restricted motion, & organ dysfunction.  The most sensitive areas of the spine are at the top and the pivot from the neck to the mid-back.  When subluxation is present in these areas it affects heart and vascular function causing increased blood pressure..

Find out how to quiet down this epidemic chronic stress cascade and allow your body to heal as it was intended.  Discover exactly how people are coming off of blood pressure and cholesterol drugs in droves in this office.  Learn the new science of health and healing and take back control of your life & health. 

Monday, August 31st 7pm 
Exodus Health Center
2750 Jiles Rd
Kennesaw, Ga 30144

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Generation RX

Dr. David Jockers            Exodus Health Center

New York Times, July 7, 2008 “Cholesterol Drugs for Kids”:

Kids are now being to be screened for cholesterol as young as 2 years old and no older than 10…and in many cases, statin medications will be recommended.

The Research Says that the risks far outweigh the benefits:
“You can lower cholesterol levels with a drug yet provide no health benefits whatsoever, and dying with a corrected cholesterol level is not a successful outcome in my book.”
     Dr. John Abramson, clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School

Side Effects To Statins:

Acute Liver Disease Neuromuscular Disease Myalgia (muscle pain) Headaches Skin Swelling Eczema
Fatigue Sinusitis Depression Irritability Memory Loss Pharyngitis

ADHD & Anti-depressant Medication:   Children under 5 are the fastest growing population on mind-altering medications.

60% of all Foster Care Children – some as young as 2 or 3 years old are now on powerful psychotropic medications.
Watch this video about all the abuse:

The Wall Street Journal:       Drugs' Links To Suicide Risk Draw Concern
Among the 20 best-selling drugs of 2007, six already carry warnings for suicidality, and one was the subject of a special FDA "alert" this year and is being further studied.

The fastest growing population on these black box label drugs:       Children & teenagers

Neurologist, Dr. Fred Baughman,
     *500,000 children were diagnosed with ADHD in 1985 and placed on psychotropic medications.
     *Now, it is over 8 million and growing in record #’s everyday.
     *Schools now receive $400 from the government for each child with ADHD.

DEA Congressional testimony: neither animals nor humans can tell the difference between cocaine or Ritalin & similar stimulants (Strattera & Adderall) when they are administered the same way in comparable doses.  In short, they produce effects that are nearly identical.”

Dr. Tony Appel, Neuropsychologist:  “We are taking away their future, their ability to relate to people…trust, love, caring, the ability to put themselves in other people’s shoes.  We take all of that away from them.  We blunt their emotions.”

Everyday more and more children & teenagers are being diagnosed with these pseudo-labels and put on powerful medications that scar them for life.  Every one of these labels are entirely preventable through Maximized Living…we see it everyday.  Right now there are sick & dying children & parents all over the place who don’t know this– please don’t let them suffer in ignorance – open your mouth & invite everyone you know.


 Exodus Health Center   Mon  Aug. 24th   7pm      770-420-0492

Join the Maximized Living Movement and Experience Life at Your Highest Level

Friday, August 7, 2009

Your Doctor Is A Zealot

Dr. David Jockers DC, MS, CSCS                                          Exodus Health Center

Zealot – (Def’n)  A person showing eagerness and ardent interest in pursuit of something

As many of you know, I am a self-admitted ZEALOT for living life to the fullest. That is why my office aims to share the principle of life with you during every visit.  EVERONE needs to know that God created the brain-body connection, allowing life to flow from above - down through your nervous system, and to be expressed in the “inanimate matter” that we call cells, tissues, organs, etc. Vertebral subluxation, or spinal interruptions in your brain-body connection prevent the full healing potential God intended your body to have.   Remove the interference (chemical, structural or emotional), and the healing power He harnessed in your brain restores “ease” to regions in your body where “dis-ease” may reside…. YES – IN THIS OFFICE WE ARE ZEALOUS FOR YOU TO REACH YOUR POTENTIAL!
Reasons why to invite a zealot into your life…

Do you want your child being taught by someone who sees teaching as a “job”, or a zealous teacher who sees your child as a special blessing from God and is overjoyed at the opportunity to shape and impact them for the rest of their life?

Do you want to be defended by a lawyer who “doing his time”, or a zealous one who won’t stop until justice prevails in your favor?

Do you want to have your finances managed by an accountant who “knows taxes”, or a zealous one who eats, sleeps, and breathes of ways to save you money while keeping Uncle Sam’s hands out of your family’s hard-earned income?

Do you want the brakes on your car repaired by a mechanic merely skilled in the garage, or by a zealous mechanic who wants every car he touches to perform with NASCAR precision?

Do you want to be part of a church that teaches you weekly how to keep on the “straight and narrow”, or a zealous church on a mission to transform as many lives in the community as possible to share the excitement about God’s unconditional love?

Do you want to have your family’s spine adjusted by a chiropractor who merely “cracks backs”, or by a zealous chiropractor who has made a life-long mission and commitment to rescuing as many people as possible who are sick and suffering in this failing US medical model? Whom would you trust your family’s care with?

This is why I study tirelessly, researching how I can best help you reach your God-given potential.  This is why we put on the most cutting-edge nutrition and health workshops in the state every Monday night. This is why we have special appreciation days once every month in the office.  This is why I do shopping tours at Whole Foods (Aug 9th & Aug 26th this month) to equip you with the knowledge to make the right choices for your health.  Finally, it is for this reason we put on a healthy recipe dinner this coming Monday night.  Our goal and intention is simple:  To be a blessing to your life in every way possible and empower you to reach your God-given health potential in body, mind, & spirit.  All you have to do is take action!

This upcoming Monday night, we will have an amazing dinner during which, I will explain to you exactly how you and your family can live free of sickness and disease and truly experience the bountiful health & vitality God created you for. 

The passion of a zealot is infectious.  We want OUR zeal for your health and well being to be contagious.  Expect continuous healing in your life while staying engaged in a “Maximized Living culture” through regular spinal adjustments, sharing your health testimonial, participating in our life management workshops, etc. We expect you to become ZEALOTS for living with a “Body By God” and refering people through our doors that you know are suffering and dying a slow, miserable death because they don’t know the true principle of life. HOW CAN YOU HOLD-ON TO SOMETHING THAT GOD CREATED TO BE SHARED WITH OTHERS?  Invite those you know to the dinner on Monday night. 

Monday Night:   August 10th   7pm     Healthy Recipe Dinner

There is No Charge to Attend

Exodus Health Center
2750 Jiles Rd Kennesaw, Ga 30144
Please call or email to RSVP

*All are invited to share in the mission we have for the community*

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Steps to Nutritional Health & Wellness


Dr. David Jockers DC, MS, CSCS
Exodus Health Center

Maximal hydration & nutrient sufficiency are essential to power the 75 trillion cells everyday.  Our society is chronically dehydrated, deficient in the quality omega-3 fatty acids EPA & DHA, alkaline salts, oils & green vegetables, probiotics, & natural living enzymes.  As a result, our bodies are highly acidic, low-energy, fat storing, disease-producing machines.

Steps to Nutritional Health & Wellness

Maximize Food By God & Minimize Food By Man
Food By God                           vs.                   Food By Man:
  Natural/Organic                                              Full of Toxins
  Non-Processed                                                Slow Transit Time
            Pure Energy                                                    Energy Robbing
            Full of Nutrients & Life                                  Full of Toxins & Death
            Fat Burning                                                    Fat Promoting
            Alkalizing & Anti-Inflammatory                    Acidic/Inflammatory

1.  Reduce Sugar Intake & Transform Your Fat Burning Potential
a)  Decrease insulin levels by minimizing any sort of sugar intake.
  Minimize grains & be careful with fruit
b)      Eat lots of vegetables and healthy fat.
c)      With decreased insulin levels and an abundant source of healthy fat, your body naturally switches over from a sugar burner/sugar craver to a highly productive fat burner.  

2.       Fats That Heal:                         vs.                   Fats That Kill:
Raw Almonds                                                 Trans-Fat (Hydrogenated)
Avocados                                                       Corn Oil
Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil                               Cottonseed Oil
Coconut Milk/Flakes                                      Peanut Oil
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil                                    Safflower Oil                                      
Flax & Hemp Seed                                         Sunflower Oil
         Fish Oil (Pharmaceutical Grade)                     Soybean Oil

3.    Grass-Fed, Range Meats & Wild Fish   vs.       Commerical Meat & Farmed Fish:
          Well-kept                                                         Beaten, Bruised, & Tortured
Clean & Healthy                                              Sick & Diseased
          Drug-Free                                                        Hormones & Anti-biotics
Alkaline & Anti-Inflammatory                        Acidic & Inflammatory

Learn the most cutting edge new approach to nutritional health…The Healing Diet

Specific nutritional program designed for fast, effective, & long-lasting results.  Quiets down the effects of insulin while stimulating natural fat burning mechanisms.  Controls inflammation and allows for massive amounts of weight loss to take place in a quick, healthy manner. 

Other Topics that will be covered include: 
                        Resistance Training Essentials
                        Functional Fitness
                        Time & Stress Management

Body By God        Week 3
Monday, August 3rd  7pm

Exodus health center
2750 Jiles Rd
Kennesaw Ga 30144