Dr. Kesten's Blog

Are Food Labels Accurate? Important Tips to Find Out What You�re Really Eating

Posted: February 16, 2014
By: Dr. Joseph Mercola

If you eat processed or packaged food, ideally you should be able to tell what is in the food you are eating by looking at the ingredient list and the nutrition facts label. However, this is not always the case and what you see on the label may not always be what you get. 

Food Label Accuracy

While most prepared foods sold in the United States are required to contain nutrition labels, in one U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) survey of nutritional labels it was found that one out of every 10 products had inaccuracies. These, they...


Hyperactivity ADHD and Learning Disabilities

Posted: November 11, 2013
By: Dr Bruce Kesten

A NOTE ON MUSCLE TESTING - The Who What Where and Why

Posted: September 8, 2013
By: Dr. Philip Maffetone

Muscle testing is a procedure performed by health practitioners as part of a physical evaluation. It helps assess the body’s muscles and their connections to the brain through the nervous system. Testing is accomplished by applying moderate and precise force against an arm, leg or other body area of a patient who is simultaneously resisting in the opposite direction. This evaluation is particularly important for those with back, knee and hip pain, spinal problems, wrist and elbow dysfunction, headaches, and many other disorders.

Testing...


Healthier Children Through Chiropractic Care

Posted: August 12, 2013
By: Dr Bruce Kesten

"Chiropractic care for my child? Why? His back doesn't bother him." How often chiropractors have encountered parents who appreciate the importance of regular checkups for their child's teeth, hearing, eyes and ears but draw a blank when it comes to a spinal checkup. In fact, a spinal check up could be one of the most important checkups your child will ever have. 

Your child's spine is his/her lifeline because running through it is the spinal cord, containing billions of nerve fibers that send messages and energy from the brain to...


BAD FISH

Posted: July 8, 2013
By: Dr Bruce Kesten

Take a room of 50 people and give them each the same portion of bad fish laced with Salmonella (a bacteria that causes food poisoning). Let’s say, all things being equal, that 25 people develop all the symptoms of food poisoning (namely fever, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea) and the other 25 people had NO SYMPTOMS WHATSOEVER!

I have one question and there is only ONE CORRECT ANSWER!

Which half of the room is sick?

If you guessed the side with NO SYMPTOMS, you are CORRECT!!!

Why is this the case?

The human body...


ADJUSTMENT VS. MANIPULATION

Posted: June 27, 2013
By: Dr Bruce Kesten

According to the Merriam-Webster Collegiate dictionary the word “ manipulate ” is defined as “to control or play upon by artful, unfair, or insidious means especially to one’s own  advantage” or… “to change by artful or unfair means so as to serve one’s purpose.”

“ Adjust ”, on the other hand, is defined as “to bring to a more satisfactory state” or…”to make correspondent or conformable or…”to bring parts of to a true or more effective relative position, and my favorite, “ to achieve mental and behavioral balance between one’s own needs...


“Molding Back to Normal”

Posted: June 9, 2013
By: Dr Bruce Kesten

One of the most important benefits of Chiropractic care is the restoration of normal alignment and mechanics to your spine.  But getting the shape back to where it should be takes time and effort… especially if your spine is tight and rigid to begin with.

 If you’ve ever worked with a fresh block of modeling clay, you know how tough it can be to mold right from the start.  You have to work with it – kneading and loosening it until it becomes pliable.  The more you work with it, the more malleable it becomes and shaping becomes...


One Hour to Ease Your Back Ache and Boost Your Mood

Posted: April 21, 2013
By: Dr Bruce Kesten

Sitting a little less each day can reap big health benefits In a recent study, participants were able to significantly reduce back and neck pain and improve their mood by sitting just 66 minutes fewer each day.