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May Awareness💚.

Hey Warriors.
Happy Monday!This week we are shifting gears. The month of May is an exciting month, summer is almost here, flowers are blooming the beaches are open finally! Everyone is just generally more outside wherever you are. It is because of this every single year during the month of May that I write about a topic that is near and dear to my heart. A topic that started me on this health journey. That is, my battle and journey with Lyme disease.I know that some hiking trails aren’t open yet but as other areas in other states are opening up in general there’s going to be more hiking more outdoors time and more camping. May is the month of Lyme disease awareness. And I can tell you 11 years ago I would have been so appreciative of having this information that I’m going to share with you today.

So many think and believe that Lyme disease is still just prevalent on the East Coast. Even many medical doctors in California still say that this is not prevalent in this side of the United States. However we have known and continue to know that this infection is worldwide. It is not exclusive to just the East Coast, although that’s where it originated, in Lyme Connecticut. I hope to help shed some light on this terrible disease, that plagues more and more and more people and children every single day.

Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the US and Western Europe with more than 400,000 new cases contracted each year in the US—an increase of more than 10 times what was previously believed.It receives less than 2% of public funding for West Nile and 0.2% of funding for HIV/AIDS, despite the fact that the annual case count for Lyme dwarfs either disease. There are now over 400,000 new cases of Lyme disease annually in the US—this is more than HIV/Aids, West Nile virus and Malaria combined.

In Connecticut, Lyme disease which originated from a specific type of bacteria called borrelia Burgdorferi was first found in a species of deer ticks. Since then however, infected insects have been found all over the place. California in particular, the primary carrier is the Western blacklegged tick, or Ixodes pacificus, and its principal host the grey squirrel. (This differs from the East Coast where the Eastern Blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, is the principal carrier and the white-footed mouse its primary host.). The Western blacklegged tick has been found in all but two California counties (56 in total) and infected ticks have been discovered in 42 counties.  Not only ticks, but mosquitoes biting flies, spiders and other insects have been shown to be infected with this bacteria and many other types of infections. The insect is really just the host of many infections. But we do know primarily ticks have a higher number of cases. to be infected with this bacteria and many other types of infections.  Additionally, the bacteria has also been shown to transmit through sexual intercourse and through the womb.

The difficult part about this infection, is that once bitten by an insect very rarely is there a classic rash which you will see when you look up Lyme disease. This rash is called a bull’s-eye rash, but very few (less than 20%) actually get this rash when bitten, and some of the ticks and insects are so small they can often never be found, you never having known you were bitten.
If you do get a rash, you consider yourself lucky, because you have a clear sign of infection. Unfortunately, the story for most like myself was no sign of rash or knowing when or how long I had the infection.

This infection usually carries on a host of what are called “co-infections”,  Infections like mycoplasma, babesia, bartonella, toxoplasmosis, protomyxoa, protozoas and many more.  This often makes it harder to diagnosis and a long road of healing.  Additionally, depending on the individual, many it can lie dormant for extended periods of time while the nervous system and immune system are strong. However, when there is a compromise like a stressful situation, a divorce, going to school, car accidents or something to that nature, the immune system and the nervous system get unregulated. This can cause the infection to come out of dormancy and really rear its head, as the body cannot keep it at bay any longer. This then REALLY makes it difficult to get a good answer of what is happening.

I will be honest, many doctors have ZERO clue how to properly diagnose or treat these infections.  For instance, the lab testing is completely inaccurate.  Unless you get the testing very soon after being infected they typically will show a negative.  There is a better lab called Igenix that runs more antibodies, but even this is not perfect and misses some.  This test is also not covered by insurance, and many Lyme Disease treatments are NEVER covered, leaving it to be called the rich man’s disease.

Many think and believe this infection like many things was made or exacerbated by the corruptness of the CDC.  Although we can’t definitively know, I wouldn’t put it past them.

“The mainstream handling of chronic lyme disease will be viewed as some of the most shameful episodes in the history of medicine because elements of academic Medicine, elements of government and virtually the entire insurance industry have colluded to deny a disease.

This has resulted in needless suffering of many individuals who deteriorate and sometimes die for lack of timely application of treatment or denial of treatment beyond some arbitrary duration.”

-Kenneth Liegner MD

 

With proper testing, and a definitive answer of having the infections, that unfortunately is just the beginning.  Many turn to rounds and rounds of antibiotics, which don’t work long term and end up leaving patient’s more compromised ruining their intestines and further depleting their immune systems.

The list for alternative medicine techniques to help with Lyme Disease are numerous and again expensive:
Rife machines, herbal remedies, detox foot bath, infrared saunas, hyperbaric oxygen treatments, and many more. And yet still, many have issues genetically where they don’t detoxify properly, always leaving them feeling terrible and never fully recovering.  

And, don’t forget about the emotional PTSD, of completely losing your life, job, friends and goals. 

It’s complex to say the least.

Symptoms are different for each person depending on their immune system and how their body was before they got infected.

Some of these symptoms include:
Fatigue
Muscle aches
Heart conditions
Heart murmurs
Joint pain
Brain fog
Migraines
Skin rashes
Neurologic dysfunction
Seizures
Vision Disturbances
Recurrent Ear infections
Anxiety/Depression
Weakness
Digestion Dysfunction
Fever
Arthritis
Bells Palsy
Multiple Sclerosis
To name a few…….I have helped many with Lyme Disease and many other infections recover completely.  But it’s a long journey.  Most need to rebuild their body first, and mostly all my chronic Lyme Disease Cases are airway cases.  It’s a slow boat with these patient’s, as killing the infections causes other issues that they leave behind.  So you have to be patient and you have to be forgiving of your body in the process.Most I’ve seen are hardly ever caught right after being bit.  Most are chronic Lyme Cases, with multiple years of infection load, and a laundry list of symptoms.

Although knowing what I know now, I could have recovered in 1/4 of the time that it took me to then, the best treatment is PREVENTION. Especially, in high bug seasons like it is currently.
Even being in San Diego, there are still TONS of cases.

HERE ARE MY TIPS TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD:

The MOST common way I see infection spread is through animals.  Animals carry a host of infections, but ticks and other insects love to take a ride on these hosts and carry them into your home where they are impossible to find.

My first tip is to always make sure you check your pets after going for hikes or walks through tall grass areas, near logs and leaves.  I typically used essential oils every day when I had my dog to help decrease his exposure when outside.  And would always check and give a thorough bath after hikes.  Many ticks are impossible to see with the human eye.

High-risk activities include playing in leaves, gathering firewood and leaning against a tree trunks. What you do hike, stay on clear trails instead of walking across grassy fields. Also, important to keep your grass cut: long grass harbors ticks!
Cover-up. Wear shoes, socks, long pants and long sleeves. Tie back long hair and wear a hat. Light color clothing helps your spot ticks before they cause trouble.
Prevention. Essential oils can and should be used for prevention. They are highly effective, and way less toxic than DEET. It’s important to use on your animals as well.

Check for ticks. When outdoors, periodically inspect your clothing and skin for ticks. Brush out those that are not attached and remove any that are.

Shower. Once home, take a shower right away. This will wash away unattached ticks and offer a good chance to thoroughly inspect yourself. Feel for bumps that might be embedded under skin. Pay careful attention to hidden places including groin, armpits, back of knees, belly button and scalp. Parents should check their children and check your animals

Hot dryer. Running your clothes in a hot dryer for 10 minutes before you wash them will kill any ticks that may be there.

Removal. If a tick is found, it is important to use a tick removal device that gently removes the tick without dislodging its head, or causing regurgitation. Do not burn off or use any other method, that will increase your chances of getting infected.

Aftercare. Once the tick is safely removed it is important to use essential oils to effectively clean disinfect and draw any toxic substance left behind by the tick. They should be repeated as you would an open wounds for several days/weeks. I also typically use a high-grade echinacea for a few weeks on the site and internally to help decrease chances of contracting LYME.

Well there you have it.
These are my tips to keep safe.
I used to not even be able to go for walks out of fear, so I have some a LONG way, but I will say even going on hikes now, I never go beyond the path, it’s just not worth the risk for me!

There are many options for treating Lyme is you do have it or know someone that does.  Proper detoxification pathways, airway help and typically a protocol called Lyme Stop have worked the best for my patients and myself.

That is all for now.

Wishing you a happy and healthy week.
Dr. Hamel

OIL OF THE WEEK

This week I thought I’d share some of my favorite oils to help keep bugs away. There Are several different oils that doTERRA has that help protect against bugs. One called terrashield is called the out door blend. This one is great as a spray or just an oil to help protect against Ticks fleas and mosquitoes. Citronella and lemon eucalyptus oil are also two wonderful bug repellent’s. We often think of citronella candles, and these two oils smell very similar, but lemon eucalyptus has been shown to strongly repel mosquitoes. Remember all types of bugs carry Lyme disease infections not just ticks. I also recommend using these on your animals when they’re outside or going for walks.

A strong backside revolves around function of this system.

Hey Warriors.
Happy Monday!  I hope you are thriving in this season.  I know this last week especially here in California is getting really crazy.  I will say, I am proud of people standing up for what is right through this and finally seeing the backstory behind it. I hope for the sake of our economy and so many businesses that took so long and so many tears to build will begin to regain strength again.  And for those corrupt in high places to come down! AMEN!

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We’re gonna take a break from all that immunity talk and regeneration talk, and talk about something that you are probably all interested in, your backside!! LOL. 

I’m sure with working from home, we’ve all been in positions that aren’t our norms, but I have seen people be way more active during this season which is great!

A common scenario I see in my practice is patient’s coming in with an inability to activate their backside. 
That means the back and the glutes(butt).  The muscles that keep us upright. 
If you read my last blog, I talked extensively about how airway compromise causes problems in the backside, always trying to keep you upright.  With airway people they have this forward head posture because they can’t adequately breathe, which means their backside is constantly tight (tight muscles mean weak nerve input) trying to keep them upright to fight gravity.

As you can imagine, most of my airway people are going to be the main candidates for this blog, but it also applies to many that have tightness in their back, shoulders and pelvis.

This is the key to proper activation of your backside:  Bloodflow and Lymphatic Flow. 

Let me explain.
Strong muscles, ANY muscles that are strong need blood flow.  The actual best way to grow a muscle’s strength is to increase blood flow to that area. 
One of the best ways to increase blood flow to the backside, is to get blood flow working better, which comes from the FRONT.

If you have struggled with weakness or pain in your Glute muscles (butt muscles) or your back after all the exercises and therapy, it’s probably time to change your strategy right?! 
Muscles only work as well as they BREATHE, which means oxygen and blood flow have to be able to reach them to work like they are supposed to.
Here is an analogy:  Rivers and Streams.  Streams will dry up if the source (the river), gets depleted.
We start working not downstream, we start at the top, which is our arteries and the capillaries in our circulatory system. 

Most individuals that don’t have good blood/lymph flow to the glutes will say: “when they do hip and glute muscle work or strengthening that they get increasing tension in their groin area or in the front of their hip (thats the front side). ”

Let me explain why:

There is a region in the anterior part of the body where a lot of buildup happens in circulation and lymphatic flow.
This is the area where the biggest lymph node is in our body, which is about 3-4 inches above your belly button. Thats the green dot in the picture.


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That green line (representing the lymphatic system) then has to drain up and under the left collarbone into our subclavian vein.  That is the transferred into the heart, stomach and other organs. 
If there is a BIG blockage here, the lymphatic and furthermore circulation will be impaired.
Working this area, will help open up this channel and the streams down below it.

Another example.  The inguinal/groin area.


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All of the draining from the lower body has to come through the groin area. See those two red areas?  Big Rivers there.  We need the FRONT open and flowing to help the back.

No muscle or organ in the body works alone. 

If you want a stronger backside, yes you do have to engage it and activate those muscles properly (nerve help and trainers), but first you have to make sure that the “flow” is getting to that muscle! 
 Ok, doc.. How do we do that?

Well, you might have got the hint by now, but you have to work on the FRONT side. 
Constantly working the backside and stretching the backside won’t be your answer if it’s a frontside issue. 

Most commonly, when someone has a glute or low back issue, most physical therapist and trainers will say they have a “weak core”, which could and is usually true, but strengthening the core can be difficult when there is a backup in circulation.  We need to work first on making those stuck “flow” areas free then can stabilize.

For most of you airway people that means we have to address the entire front line from your head, tongue tie (if you have it), neck and collarbone, down to that big lymph node near your belly button (diaphragm tension), your hip flexors and down to the front of your shins.  LOTS of blood flow and lymphatic stuff is in there!

I do this first by realigning your entire body.  Remember a stuck joint (even in your head), prevents blood flow.  This also will ensure that the muscles are getting proper information from the nerves.  So we just do this first:)

Then, we can work on getting the lymphatic system working more with work right along the surface of the skin including the lymphatic organs. This is done through gentle work along those nodes and organs, and sometimes doing muscle work if the fascia is stuck around where the nodes are.

NOTE here:  There are some places I cannot get to and refer out for.  For instance, if there is internal scar tissue or pelvic floor imbalances, I must refer for this section to get that anterior pelvic section working better.  Pelvic Floor therapists can be HUGE resources for this part. With internal scar tissue, it will be a huge problem for blood flow to the glute region.

Additionally, maybe a restriction in the flow is because one of those organs isn’t draining properly?  You can work on them doing body work to get the “flow” happening, but also sometimes nutritional protocols are needed to help take the burden off those organs and get digestion working more efficiently.

I’ve had so many patients over the years say that after working with their airway and front side of their body that they feel they can activate their glutes so much more!  

So, I encourage you.  If this is You.  It’s time to change your strategy!  You need a proper front AND back sides working together to create balance within your body.  Usually the issues are never where you think they are.
Problem with your backside?  Work on the front side (loosening and getting circulation flowing) then stimulate and strengthen those back muscles and see how you feel!

That is all for now.

 

Have a happy and healthy week.

 

 

Best,

Dr. hamel

 

This most vital nutrient deficiency, and how we’ve evolved without it.

This most vital nutrient deficiency, and how we’ve evolved without it.

Hey Warriors.
Happy Monday.  It is Monday right?!  It seems since quarantine the days are blurring together am I right?!I’m going to take a break this week from talking about things related to coronavirus, just because well I’m over it lol. I think from the way the world is going you are all sick of it too!  At least people are starting to wake up to our freedom.
My biggest worry is not this new “virus”. It is the huge impact this fiasco will have on the mindsets of our young people. They are being taught to be at war with germs. They are being taught that they have no control over their health. They are being taught that medications and vaccines are the answer to all diseases. They are being brainwashed and lied to, and that is very sad indeed.  I’ve devoted most of my career to studying microbes and their benefits.

I will say I’ve had a couple of patients who showed up with it, and through testing it is NOT acting like a virus, but a toxin.  If you’ve been with me awhile, I talk about all different ways we get exposed to toxins.
So keep this in mind when thinking about immunity.  It’s not just fighting infections, but actually how our body and cells recover from cellular toxins.

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This weekend I went with one of my mentors to help train a dentist on a case.  Most of the great functional dentists and orthodontists if they are doing airway and orthodontia correctly always work with an osteopath, which is awesome!  However, not many know all that us craniopaths do to combine osteopathy with chiropractic.  And luckily, my mentors have been doing this a long time, and have such great knowledge and ways of explaining things.

Okay okay.. the “case” is myself. haha.  I have struggled with airway and TMJ/neck issues for my entire life and it has been a long road to recovery.  However, what I’m finding is about 80% of my practice suffers with the exact same thing, and no 1 case is the same.
Although I have recovered significantly, there’s still some improvement that can be made in my case, and so working with other professionals is key to finding the right appliance, or orthodontic device to achieve the results we desire.

As an adult, fixing some of these issues, which I will explain in a minute is a long road, and frankly most adults are not willing to take the journey.  I get it.  It’s easy to just do things here and there or get a CPAP to cope with symptoms.  This is why it is CRITICAL and so NEEDED to educate about care for infants.  So much of what we chase as adults could have been fixed easily as a child.

However, I am determined to get more oxygen and to get more sound sleep without surgery or devices. Why?!
Well you might have guessed by now that the most vital nutrient deficiency is oxygen. 

There’s an extremely common pattern I see in about 80% of my patients, and this is oxygen deficiency. 
Testing patient after patient, the same pattern will come up.  So i’m going to give you some descriptions of this so that you can better decipher what is going on in your body and see it in those around you. 
Because of oxygen deficiency, we’ve basically evolved into certain postures that are “common” but not normal. 

Looking at the Body. 
First of all just looking at how a person stands in gravity will give us some big clues.
For instance these images below (which are not mine) show a great example of typical postures we see with airway issues. 

Take a look at how the head is positioned.  The ear should be directly in line with the shoulder, however, the ear in this case is quite forward in relationship to where her shoulder is.  Look at the back, rounding in her shoulders and upper back which usually creates mid back problems, and the lower back tends to bend or tilt more forward   This is the “classic” airway posture.  Leaning forward to get more oxygen when the airway is constricted.  You see SOOO many people with this. Yes technology has created forward head issues as well, but this is really a neurological issue for people with airway issues.  They actually feel uncomfortable sitting up straight and maintaining it because it cuts off their oxygen. So the brain will say, nope let’s put them back into that position.

         

If we look at a front view of a person with airway issues, this is what you will see. (again not my image)

This is a classic forward hand posture.  The arms and hands should be more aligned with the side of the body.  What happens with this person is that if you stand behind them and just give a little push behind them pushing forward, they won’t be able to resist against it. That person is always unstable.
What will then happen is all of the back muscles will tighten to keep them from falling forward all the time. So you’ll keep finding tight shoulders, tight hands, tight neck, tight back, everything behind them will try to counterbalance if the system is working properly (Usually Younger, healthier individuals). Older individuals don’t adapt well anymore, so they end up going more and more and more forward and have more health complications.

What we can do for these cases, is we can test and see if the bite and airway is the primary issue for these people by putting a little tongue depressor and having them bite on it.  If you try and push that person again and they stand their ground, this is where we need to refer and work with a functional dentist/orthodontist to help stabilize the bite and jaw.  If it doesn’t change, or maybe improves a little it is a mixed pattern of bite and airway issues.

These individuals with airway issues don’t stand in gravity well.  They will start to sway back and forth, or will feel like they can’t hold their weight, so they will look for a wall or something to lean on constantly.   Or they will start to get really fidgeting because they can’t hold their weight, and they know if they can’t hold their weight they will crash and fall.  

Why isn’t this person standing in gravity well?
If we take a person into the side thats tight, we call it side bending, this simulates where you are stepping sideways.  Every time that person steps sideways the body loses its ability to communicate and can’t get any messaging down, so they will recruit all the upper body muscles to help keep them upright.  This is why you will continuously see tight patterns and muscles.   Makes sense?!  It’s not that the person or muscle is weak, it’s that the body is trying to protect that area.

Generally, lying down these patients will feel much more comfortable, taking all that gravity away.  Except even lying, the person still has some tight muscles. Why? the person will hold that pattern because the brain says we “better hold that pattern because the body is unstable. “

What I find, is that when I treat the body and take away the cranial and body patterns, the person will feel amazing!  However, it won’t hold.  As soon as that person bite chews and swallows it will re-tighten, or they aren’t getting enough oxygen, the body will go right back into that pattern.
This is why we NEED great and amazing functional dentists, ENT and orthodontists to help us!  When we combine the structure with the mechanics, it is life changing for individuals. Remember that teeth are just an extension of bone, so we have to get the cranial mechanics working as they are changing the bite and teeth to make the ENTIRE body balanced.  That side bending I was just mentioning starts all the way in the head, so as they balance the bite and expand the palate (usually), we have to make sure those compensatory patterns are not keeping it in the improper pattern.   Basically, we have to retrain the brain, and keep balancing as they are changing the structure.

So what is it that the dentist, orthodontists, myofunctional therapists and ENT needs to do to fix the airway issues?
Well, thats not an easy answer because every person is different.  Some individuals have tongue ties and aren’t swallowing properly.  Some have enlarged tonsils and adenoids, others (most common) have a very narrow upper palate which causes narrowing of the sinuses and facial structure.  All of this most commonly is due to how we are born, or what traumas we’ve had physically to our head and body. 
Again,  Why treating children early on is key to reverse it!
AS we grow into these dysfunctional patterns it’s a lot harder and takes more time to basically UNDO what our body has done to compensate.  It’s not impossible, but it is definitely a longer route.

NOT ALL DENTISTS/ORTHODONTISTS know this !!!  IN reality, very very few are properly trained in airway and body mechanics. Also, most chiropractors have ZERO clue of this.  They just keep treating neck and back complaints 2-3 times a week forever.  NOT fixing the problem!

If we take if a step further into the importance of oxygen you KNOW that oxygen is vital.  WE have to have it for anything to keep us working.  So many individuals don’t even know they have sleep/airway issues, but have a lack of energy, or sinus issues, or digestion issues.  We always must start with structure and oxygen.  It’s the key to life!

Additionally, many with this COVID crisis aren’t doing well on ventilators (helping them to breathe), but others are doing great with just pure oxygen being given! You need oxygen for regeneration!

Here are some key factors to look at with airway cases and to ask yourself.

1. Chronic Neck or Back Pain
2. Tightness in the chest or arms
3. Frequent headaches
4. Of course, sleep apnea
5. Daytime drowsiness
6. Constant Allergies
7. Constant Mouth Infections/Immune System Issues
8. Swaying and Fidgety while standing
9. Always leaning to one side.
10. Clenching/Grinding TMJ
11. Mouth Breathing
12. Acid Reflux
13. Dark Circles Under Your Eyes
14. One side of the body feels more dominant, tighter.
*** why not both?  Well, if both sides are tight (weak), then you wouldn’t be able to walk.
15. Constantly need body work, or doesn’t hold.  Say “i always hold my stress here”

INFANTS
1. Not sleeping through the night
2. Allergies
3. Colic/reflux
4. Breastfeeding issues
5. Sleep issues
6. Attention Issues
7. Mood dys regulation
8. not hitting milestone

9. Aggressive

10. Mouth Breathing

These are just some warning signs.
The older you are, the more a person in reality doesn’t want to go through he entire process of undoing what has been done.  It is a longer process, but it IS worth it.   Keeping your body and oxygen flowing as much as possible is so key to vitality in life.We don’t just want to live, we want to THRIVE!

The Spleen- Master of our Immune System

Hey warriors.  Hope you are all making the best of this season of being home.  It’s definitely a weird season to say the least. If you’ve been following along my social media, i’ve been trying to bring real truth of what’s happening, and just hoping the hype will decrease and we can get back to our economy!

Needless to say, this season and all season we should always try and keep our immune system strong as much as we can! We really are surrounded all the time from different infections, and now with the increase in radiation from 5G and so many chemtrails, our best bet is to boost our immune system as much as possible.

Even though we are talking about the spleen today (it’s an organ), what’s also important to mention is that no system and no organ act alone.  So, even though we will focus on the spleen I’m going to add in information of other systems that can be affected as well.

Mantak Chia says ” unless an organ problem is truly serious, it will usually show up first within a muscle”
How true! This could build up for many years, soreness or buildup in muscles, tightness protection or guarding with an organ with underlying inflammation, then the body recruits the muscular system to tighten up and protect you.  Usually we treat this as a muscle problem when it is an organ problem.

The spleen is on the left hand side of our rib cage, next the the stomach and pancreas.
The spleen does many many things and is the largest organ in our lymphatic system (our sewage system/detoxification system).
-It also filters the blood removing old dead red blood cells from the body
-It creates White blood cells, very important for removing infections (ALL INFECTIONS)
Lymphocytes and macrophages to fight infections all the time (currently fighting                 infections right  now you probably don’t know that you have).
-saves iron so it can be used by other red blood cells (does this by removing dead ones).       A lot of  people have iron deficiency, and instead of taking supplementation, it could be         because of a spleen issue not working well.
part of the vagal splenic pathway (cranial nerve 10), puts you into relaxation so that           you can heal, decreases cytokines (inflammatory markers) in the entire body.
sympathetic vagus nerve connection, which is helpful for people that have                               fibromyalgia and chronic  fatigue.  You can get someone into parasympathetic (calm)             just  by working with the spleen!

Most people have GI issues from stress and toxic load which creates leaky gut. The spleen is a big part of the lymphatic system and when it can’t keep up with all the excess stress and toxins we are under it starts to tighten and has dysfunction…

Here are some signs of possible spleen and stomach issues:

  • recurrent candida infections tied to low stomach acid (could be genetic!) and low spleen function.  Chronic UTI’s are common here (most UTI can be from fungal, which antibiotics will make it worse).
  • allergies from making antibodies to fight underlying antigens (TH2 immune system response) Puffy and Bloated.
  • high blood pressure from too many old RBC’s and not enough WBC’s makes for thicker viscosity and harder to move.  (hard time delivering oxygen to the tissues)
  • decreased range of motion in the shoulder, neck, hip and thoracic spine- WHAT? YES.
  • oblique muscle dysfunction– usually both work together
  • tiredness, fatigue, lethargy, poor oxygenation from too many old red blood cells
  • indigestion
  • poor lymphatic drainage– gain a lot of excess body fat, you become more toxic
  • Swollen tongue, with teeth ridges on the sides (can also be from tiny mouth) scalloping
  • lines, ridges and marks on outside corners of your eyes
  • jaundice from increased bilirubin
  • chronic tightness/aching from left side ribcage
  • easy bruising/bleeding
  • overload of the liver because of insufficient spleen, more toxins because the liver is already sluggish
  • EMOTION– excessive worry/anxiety.  THIS IS WHY WE SHOULDN’T STRESS ABOUT VIRUSES.
The lymphatic system is our soldiers of defense. Lymph nodes trap viruses, bacteria, toxins, cancer cells and metabolic waste.
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If all those above are not able to get out of your body, it stays in your body, and makes your musculoskeletal system more vulnerable because now you are in a state of chronic inflammation, which will manifest as pain.  It will also settle in the area where you’ve had a problem for a long time.  Inflammation always goes to your weakest link. 

When oxygen is available for every unit of fatty acids(lymphatic system/spleen shuttles them) through our energy cycle in our body, we create 38 molecules of ATP, without oxygen we make 2.   ATP=ENERGY.  If you’ve been following me awhile I talk about energy ALOT, it’s so important.  Not only do we want to look at genetics of how your energy pathway is working, but also look at organ motion.

If you want all your toxin strategies in your body to work, you want to take care of the center which is the blood/lymph.  Which organ plays to most part in this?  Spleen. 
You can live without your spleen, but all the surrounding organs and systems have to work about 10X harder to make up for not having one.

Anytime you move, your organs SHOULD move as well.  The organs in general are pretty jammed packed into the abdominal cavity, but are really reliant on the diaphragm moving.

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So, one of the first things you can do for your spleen and organs is to get efficient at diaphragmatic breathing, which is used the most through nasal breathing. It helps pain everywhere because all the organs are getting movement! They like that:)

Check out this video for proper diaphragm breathing.

ATTACH VIDEO HERE.

Attachments:

The spleen attaches to your diaphragm, large intestine, pancreas and left kidney. If we move the spleen we can affect all these organs.  They all move together.  But look up again at the location of all those organs we are talking about under the rib cage.  IF those organs don’t move, guess what else won’t move effectively?  The middle back (or thoracic spine) and your hips with rotation.  Most people have a problem with rotation that I see, because of the tension in the abdominal cavity.


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All these planes of motion, even just bending down touching toes, those organs have to glide meaning lifting and lowering for you to do that!  If you can’t, maybe it’s that those organs aren’t moving well, or the blood flow into your muscles isn’t adequate because of not enough oxygen?  We know that sitting definitely causes tight muscles, causing lack of blood flow and oxygen, but these are other options.

Since the spleen is on the left side of the body, and it is restricted it can actually cause restriction on the entire side of the body!. There’s something called fascial lines that all these systems connect together (see below). I’ve seen organ restriction causing left sided neck/shoulder pain, or left hip pain/weakness. Usually the Oblique muscles are weak.

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You have to think in bigger terms here.  The body when it compensates definitely doesn’t always makes “sense” to us.  Why are you treating here, when I have pain here?  Is a common question.
You have to get out of your head making “sense”.  All these connections make your body compensate however it wants in that weakest link!

If someone comes in with some of those symptoms listed above, we look at possible spleen involvement.  You can have injuries on the inside (organs) and outside.

Of course we would deal with the actual sites and make sure they are good, but we want to actually start to reset the spleen as well. 

1. The first I mentioned is that diaphragmatic breathing
2. Go to your big toe on each side, on the corner nail bed and rub with a finger- 30 seconds to a minute
3. Underneath the armpits, about halfway down your arm (to find the spot), there’s another spleen point, you will want to rub that. It can be extremely tender here, a lot of lymph is there! 30 seconds to a minute
4. Put your fingers underneath your left ribcage and scoop your hand down about 5 times toward the opposite hip (you’ll need someone to help you).
5. Pump the spleen, I will have to help you with this one, but it’s a vibration that gets the spleen moving.
6. NASAL BREATHING!  If you can’t nasal breathe, you need to, LET’S talk. You will probably need cranial care!! When you breathe through your nose, you breathe through your diaphragm, and into the lower part of your lungs (create platelets).  You need nitric oxide to vasodilate your blood vessels, less stress on your heart and more oxygen for you! It’s important!
7. If the spleen is a constant issue for someone, we need to look into genetic factors, detoxification issues and hidden pathogens.  Movement helps tremendously, but other things clog it up as well, so we must also look at the entirety of the picture.   GOOD NEWS as well!  I’m able to do virtual online genetic testing sessions!!  I created a youtube video about how that process works, so you can take a look here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGCrtIt31Q8

That is all for now.

Have a happy and healthy week!
Dr. Hamel

 

Terrible sickness this winter that wasn’t the flu? Possible Corona already happened? Coverups?

Hey Warriors.  I bet you’re about as sick of hearing about the coronavirus as I am about talking about it LOL.
This has been a strange past couple of weeks I will admit, It’s hard not to get caught up in all the media, fear and disappointments.I hope you all caught my blog two weeks ago, when I talked about what all disease begins with.  It really does explain how infections and diseases begin and work, so I encourage you to take a look if you missed it.

This week I’m going to talk about some research involving the corona virus, what the science is proving, what the media isn’t telling, and why this shutdown is being based on some pretty flawed science. 

First of all.
I’ve had a LOT of patients come to me this past couple weeks, and mention to me that they believe they already had the coronavirus. This past November/December so many, myself included got very very sick.  Many doctors said this past winter’s “flu season”, wasn’t the flu.  Many went to their doctors and got tested for the flu, but it came back negative.  I myself even stated, that it was a very weird virus going around, and heard from many other doctors they didn’t know what it was but it wasn’t the “normal”.  In December, I had a fever for 4 days straight, cough and fatigue.  All the same symptoms of current COVID19.  I stayed home until I was better and healed. (about 1.5 weeks).

It seems likely this has already swept through many people and they have come out the other side fine and with actual immunity. The coughs are definitely worse this winter and are lasting longer (those that don’t use natural options), but I believe it is quite possible that something went around, not the flu that is possible coronavirus has been here the whole time.  We will never know how many people are positive for it, and have the antibodies for it because they are not symptomatic.

They say about 14,000 people travel between the US and CHINA every day.
It also seems quite possible as so many people were traveling around that time, during the holidays and what not that it spread. How could it not have spread?  

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I also want to discus an article that just came out from the Chief Scientific Advisor in the UK (all he does is study infections) Sir Patrick Vallance said about perhaps letting the country catch the virus, and quarantining the people who are at risk:
“Let the elderly quarantine (self quarantine), let people go to school and work and hope that our society gains about 60% coverage to protect the country and protect the risk groups in the end creating herd immunity: preventing an annual crisis.
He states this because slowly exposing over time:
We don’t want everyone to get it in a short period of time and overwhelm the health care services.
Overwhelming the hospitals currently is the panic from very sick people, just having a cold but want to be tested for coronavirus. 
If you have cold symptoms JUST STAY HOME.  That is what is overwhelming, the inappropriate use.

This article unfortunately got a TON of backlash, the idea of “herd immunity.”  The UK does not vaccinate for chicken pox, which is why they probably don’t have the shingles issue we do in the US.

So many backlash people are saying “herd immunity” is a scientific concept.  Choosing when and where they get to use this, all of a sudden herd immunity doesn’t matter now, when the vaccine laws use all this taking people’s rights away, Senator Pan being a huge component.

The chief advisor is not mentioning anything about a vaccination. He stated: “If you clamp down too hard, and suppress this too hard, when you release it, it could bounce back at the wrong time.  It’s a MILD illness, bringing immunity and reducing the transmission is key.”

It’s eye catching, to cancel these big gatherings, but it’s not stopping the transmission.  You’re more likely to get it in smaller circumstances.  It’s not actually having a big effect on transmission.
He said the most important is self quarantine of the elderly.”

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Everybody is now seeing the number of cases going up, but remember they JUST started testing.  It doesn’t mean it’s spreading, it means we just are knowing now.  I think it’s already been going around the past few months.
Checking the immunity in certain populations to collect data to know to what degree the government needs to shut things down, rather than just shut down everything everywhere seems like a better plan.

Let’s talk about China’s Data:
China’s data: only about 3% of the population(areas exposed) got it ( WENT TO SEEK TREATMENT).  Out of that 3% only 2% died from it and only .2%  between the ages of (0-50) died from it!  This means probably a lot of people caught it, and NEVER got symptoms. I’m sure we will learn more as this goes forward.

Saying this for the US that millions will get it or die, is just mathematically wrong.
Currently, 90% of the people they are testing for coronavirus are negative as well (THIS IS THE HUGE HOSPITAL OVERBURDEN). They are only testing people expected to be exposed.  It is not spreading like wildfire. 

The chief advisor also stated:
You can’t outrun this.  It might not be there in a peak, but it is going to be here.  The length of time we spend in a shutdown, will lessen the peak in the hospitals, but when we all come out of hiding, we will still be faced with the virus. THIS IS WHAT THE CHIEF HEALTH OFFICER IS SAYING, saying you can’t stop it.
Multiple resources have said THERE is NO way to escape it or CONTAIN it. Corona Virus is a COLD virus.  Which means it could be a seasonal virus, and so shutting down each year is NOT an option.

In Italy, a couple of years ago in MILAN (has the highest number of chinese immigrants), the hospitals with the influenza virus were completely over run. They had to call doctors and nurses to come over and help them.  This is BEFORE the corona virus.  Hospitals get overrun with respiratory viruses every year, this is not new, so instead of shutdowns, maybe we should invest on equipping our hospitals better, or maybe even better: educating the masses on actual immunity! 
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Data from china is also showing It’s not airborne the way people think, it is showing it has to be close contact respiratory drops.  Everybody is worried it lives on surfaces for days,  and disinfecting everything.  The studies from china are showing that over an hour it decreases the strength of the virus on a surface.

HERE are some numbers from Italy:

The average age of men with Covid-19 who died in Italy: 80.5.
The average age of women with Covid-19 who died in Italy: 83.6

Also huge smoker population in Italy and China.

Rate of death in Italy for people 0-49 years old: 0.002 or (0.2%, two-tenths of one percent). – SOURCE (CNN)

And remember mortality rate is calculated by dividing the number of deaths by the number of cases — however, cases include only those who were tested NOT everyone in the general population who experienced the illness.

***So for the 0-49 age bracket, the overwhelming majority of our economic working force, 0.2% is the worst-case scenario for the worst hit country.***

While any deaths are tragic, is it right to shut down the entire economy with the hundreds of subsequent problems (many of them permanent) that will cause for hundreds of millions of Americans when 99.8% of people under 50 WON’T die? 

Also, I’d like to compare our current every year numbers of just influenza. Respiratory viruses kill tens of thousands of Americans EVERY YEAR and no one says to stay home to save the elderly population. Not a single person took part in ‘social distancing’ — people regularly went out in the world sick. You can’t pick and choose when you approach society and the health of its members ethically. This is NO different than all the other years your sickness could have been accidentally passed in public to someone in the “risk category” group which caused complications and maybe even their death. But everyone went about their lives then because no one talked about it.
This being said, I believe the reason why is because there is something bigger going on here. 

If you caught my facebook live last week I talked about the HUGE impact of 5G in Wuhan China, and in the Washington hospital where the individuals died.  Currently right now, as we are quarantined, 5G is being put up in neighborhoods, schools and facilities.  Several people have shown pictures of it going up in certain neighborhoods, although I cannot say this in mine.

3 and 4G have been shown to create HUGE immune system problems, with radiation causing cancer, opening of the blood brain barrier, leaky gut, killing of birds and insects near towers and more.

I think this “virus” is such a HUGE topic because it’s meant to hide what is really happening. 

You have to see the bigger pictures here. 

If you didn’t get it this year, you may get it next year, with mutating strands.
For all those holding onto hope of the vaccine, we know from the “flu vaccine” it doesn’t and hasn’t been successful at eliminating the flu, with having the HIGHEST flu vaccination records. The flu vaccine barely works, the real statistical research only showing a possible 5% chance for decreasing. NO thanks. People don’t have a lot of confidence in the flu shot, and I don’t blame them.

This scientist is saying the only option is that our population gets it, and we increase the immunity to deal with it. 
We SHOULD be educating the masses how to create immunity!  NOT HIDING.
This is why I STAND firm in remaining open.  SO many of my colleagues have closed thinking they are helping the greater good.  I believe they are running from FEAR, or really think they are doing good. IN reality this is going to come no matter what, so we need to be prepared, and help people’s immune systems adjust as best as possible.  THAT is what education is.

Which is why the media and others have thrived off of Fear. 

Have you heard Dr. Newson or any of the media talk about how to actually boost your immune system to fight this?!!
Nope.
There is not someone out there spending anytime talking about the boosting immune system.
Most hospitals also don’t use what in the research has shown to kill this which is HIGH DOSE VITAMIN C.
Wash your hands and stay at home is there advise.. WHAT?!  Shouldn’t that be common sense?
People expose each other all the time to viruses and infections.  We are fighting things all the time.

This should be encouraging.
A brand new report from CNN, published in the journal of pediatrics, looked at 730 confirmed cases of COVD 19 of children in china, and said out of all those cases, more than 90% were asymptomatic or mild symptoms of the illness.  We don’t have to fear the lives of children.
Why are we closing schools?!
Again I believe something bigger going on.
I would check out this video of what’s happening at schools:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeLWc–eVU8

Most of the cases in China as well had other co-morbitidies, which compromised their immune systems.  And ALSO the 5G exposure. 

Adult data from china: majority only suffer mild symptoms, then recover.  -Ivana Contosova CNN.
No NEW local infections have occurred.  Meaning this just needs to run its course.
We’re using China to show you that there will be a point that the virus will come down.

YES, this is a harsh MAN MADE virus (Shown from India) with DNA in it.  Yes you will need more support to clear it, but YES there are other infections out there all the time!  We can’t fear this one virus, that many of us have probably already been exposed to.

Instead we need to believe in the power of our bodies to heal, remember to stay home when not feeling good, and be educated how to fight infections when we get them.

I think if we do this, we can really save our economy which is the MAJOR problem here.

“If this government-ordered shutdown continues for much more than another week or two, the human cost of job losses and bankruptcies will exceed what most Americans imagine.

Federal and state officials need to start adjusting their anti-virus strategy now to avoid an economic recession that will dwarf the harm from 2008-2009.

Yet the costs of this national shutdown are growing by the hour, and we don’t mean federal spending. We mean a tsunami of economic destruction that will cause tens of millions to lose their jobs as commerce and production simply cease. Many large companies can withstand a few weeks without revenue but that isn’t true of millions of small and mid-sized companies!

Even cash-rich businesses operate on a thin margin and can bleed through reserves in a month. First they will lay off employees and then out of necessity they will shut down. Another month like this week and the layoffs will be measured in millions of people.

The deadweight loss in production will be profound and take years to rebuild.

Some in the media who don’t understand American business say that China managed a comparable shock to its economy and is now beginning to emerge on the other side. Why can’t the U.S. do it too? This ignores that the Chinese state owns an enormous stake in that economy and chose to absorb the losses. In the U.S. those losses will be borne by private owners and workers who rely on a functioning private economy. They have no state balance sheet to fall back on.

The politicians in Washington are telling Americans, as they always do, that they are riding to the rescue by writing checks to individuals and offering loans to business. But there is no amount of money that can make up for losses of the magnitude we are facing if this extends for several more weeks. After the first $1 trillion this month, will we have to spend another $1 trillion in April, and another in June?

By the time Treasury’s small-business lending program runs through the bureaucratic hoops—complete with ordering owners that they can’t lay off anyone as a price for getting the loan—millions of businesses will be bankrupt and tens of millions will be jobless.

But no society can safeguard public health for long at the cost of its overall economic health. Even America’s resources to fight a viral plague aren’t limitless—and they will become more limited by the day as individuals lose jobs, businesses close, and American prosperity gives way to poverty. America urgently needs a pandemic strategy that is more economically and socially sustainable than the current national lockdown.”

-The Editorial Board.

Here are MY TIPS:

1. Eating better-  FRESH ORGANIC FRUITS AND VEGGIES.
-Genetic based nutrition has been so helpful here boosting up your VITAMIN D pathway.  This pathway is crucial for creating actual antibodies.  This is how we create true immunity.

Boosting up your vitamin C also has been shown in the research to help fight this viruses, as well as boosting your mitochondria and energy pathways.

I like Argentyn Silver or Silvercillin which has been shown to kill many harsh infections.  My patients get a free shot of this with a treatment:)

I recommend getting a good overall picture of your immune system though, that’s why I love doing functional nutrition.

And of course,
STAY AWAY FROM SUGAR.

Most take advil and other things to lower a fever, which actually prolongs the healing phase and causes a blockage in heat shock proteins.

2. KEEP UP with chiropractic.  This has been shown in so much research to help stimulate and keep the immune system strong and robust.  Your nervous system controls your immune system. You can’t adjust yourself unfortunately ( I WISH I COULD).

3. Exercise.  Get out in the sun and keep your body moving.  This staying inside thing is such nonsense.  GO MOVE.  WE need our lymphatic system constantly moving to help us detox. The longer the lymphatics are obstructed, the more different antibodies you make until you become allergic to almost everything. Chronic lymph problems is immune system problems!

4. Sleep.  Make sure you are getting good sleep.  If you aren’t, let’s talk.

5. Hydration.  Keeping your cells hydrated is so important.  Kangan alkalized water is the best hydrating water for your body as it actually gets into our cells.  For more info let me know.

6. Stay away from electronics and take as many safe measures to decrease EMF exposure. WE need to continue to fight 5G, and support Children’s Health Defense for lawsuits against it.

From Robert F Kennedy Jr:

“Elon Musk’s SpaceX to roll out 1 million ground antenna for Big Telecom’s Starlink internet project. To avoid public scrutiny, the FCC issued its decision on a Friday afternoon, coterminous with a noisy presidential press conference on a different topic, at the height of the Coronavirus Panic.

In a science fiction nightmare right out of Terminator,Starlink will mesh these antennae to network of some 50,000 satellites,12,000 of which already have FCC approval. SpaceX will provide high-speed internet to the globe while saturating every corner of God’s creation with deadly radiation.
The FCC license details that each ground antenna is 19 inches across. “It looks like a UFO on a stick,” gushes manchild Musk,of his sprouting forests of lethal ground antenna
Musk’s company has sent 360 of Starlink’s diabolical low altitude satellites aloft in the past year & is launching 60 new ones every two weeks. “It’s very important that you don’t need a specialist to install.”says Musk”The goal is for … just two instructions and they can be done in either order: Point at sky, plug in.”Musk’s ground antennae assure that no one will be able to hide from Big Telecom. Musk,promises that his land based array will allow Starlink to blanket the 3% “hardest to reach customers” in rural areas. SpaceX intends Starlink to provide high-speed connection for any users, with latency below 20 milliseconds. Thousands of studies conclusively show that Radio-Frequencies and Microwave based technologies such as Wi-Fi cause deadly harms to humans,birds ,insects including bees and all animals and plants.
CHDs lawsuit against FCC attacks the legality of the government’s permit for all the ground and satellite antennas. We need $200,000 more for the FCC suit and we hope to raise $1,000,000 to finance a pipeline of new litigation.” Consider donating here: https://childrenshealthdefense.org/about-us/donate/

I will be carrying EMF bracelets in my office soon.  And like the company RAYONEX from Germany for at home protection.

6. Keep having Faith.  No matter if this was engineered or the corruptness that is being hidden, continue to have faith and stand in your truth. No matter even what you see with this economy, choose to shut out what needs to be shut out and trust in what God says. Use this time to get a RESET.  Purge what needs to be purged, and detox your soul.  I’m seeing that so much this week with patients is such a huge spiritual warfare happening.  God always uses evil for good.  We can’t put our trust in man, but having faith is our greatest tool to be able to relieve people’s fear with trust in God. He favors his children, and will never leave us in lack. If we continue to put our faith in fear, we will reap just that. IF our eye is on the economy, virus, circumstances, you’ll come to a place of negative.  God’s power flows through faith.  Don’t speak out of hopelessness and be careful to not speak the language of the world. Speak love, hope and faith!

Like I said I believe I and many of patients have already come down with this. It’s not to fear it.

Continue to support your small businesses if possible, and if you need help with your elderly parents and family members please reach out.  We can send them nutritional support and really truly keep them healthy.

Praying and hoping this lockdown ends quickly for us all.

xoxo