Special Event Thursday, August 3rd, 6pm

How Can the Jewelry You Wear Affect Your Healing Process?

People have worn various polished gemstones for years for adornment going all the way back to ancient Egypt (and perhaps beyond).  “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” said Marilyn Monroe.  But did you know that the ancients used various stones for healing as well?

Back in the late 1970s I was associated with a group of doctors who were experimenting with using healing gemstones of various types for helping people with chronic conditions.  Surprisingly, most people improved when they worse a certain combination of stones, either as bracelets or necklaces.  My focus at the time was elsewhere so I never really picked up on using them myself, but recently I received some testimonials from people who used them with great results and rekindled my interest.

Because of that, I am having a special event in our office:  On Thursday evening, August 3rd, at 6pm I will have the special privilege of hosting a famous healing gem expert, Jenny Sansom, who comes from Michigan to enlighten us on the subject.  If we’re lucky, Jenny may also have her new book published and available for signing then.  Jenny is a gemologist and jewelry-maker of some reknown, and she also happens to be my niece.

This should be an extraordinary event to those interested in more subtle energy forms of healing.  Space is limited so kindly email me if you are interested in joining in:  drgary@drgaryerkfritz.com.

For more info on using crystals for healing, go here.

Look forward to seeing you then!

Halloween Can Be Very Scary — If Your Child Has Allergies or Hypersensitivities!

Halloween can be scary indeed — particularly the day after as attested to by every teacher I’ve ever met.  You’ve heard the stories — or perhaps you’ve even happy_jack_o_lanternwitnessed them personally.  Why is it most young children behave so badly:  Allergies/hypersensitivities to the chemicals called “salicylates” that permeate the candy they’ve been given, along with a whole lot of sugar.  Both salicylates which include food coloring (especially yellow dye #5 and #6) and flavorings spike a chemical in the brain called “glutamate”.

Here’s an excellent peer-reviewed journal article entitled Sensitivity to food additives, vaso-active amines and salicylates: a review of the evidence

Here’s some information from http://fedup.com.au/factsheets/additive-and-natural-chemical-factsheets/salicylates:

What are salicylates?

Salicylates are chemicals that occur naturally in many plants – they’re a kind of natural pesticide – to protect the plants against insects and diseases. Salicylates are just one group of the hundreds of compounds in foods that can have varying effects on us, depending on how much we eat and how sensitive we are.

     What kinds of foods/products are they found in?

Salicylates are found in foods from plants: most fruit, some vegetables, herbs, spices, tea and flavour additives. For example, citrus fruit, berries, tomato sauce and mint flavouring are naturally high in salicylates and so are processed foods with those flavours.

Salicylates are also found in medications, fragrances, industrial chemicals, plastics and some pesticides, and can cause adverse effects when inhaled as well as eaten.

     What are some of the symptoms of salicylate sensitivity?

  • headaches or migraines
  • itchy skin rashes such as hives (urticaria), eczema and others
  • irritable bowel symptoms – reflux in babies or adults, nausea, vomiting, stomach bloating and discomfort, wind, diarrhoea and/or constipation
  • bedwetting, cystitis
  • asthma, stuffy or runny nose, nasal polyps, frequent throat clearing,
  • behaviour problems such as irritability, restlessness, inattention, oppositional defiance, symptoms of ADHD
  • sleep disturbance – difficulty falling asleep, night terrors, frequent night waking, sleep apnoea
  • anxiety, depression, panic attacks
  • rapid heart beat and arrythmias
  • tinnitus, hyperacusis, hearing loss (hyperacusis is a sensitivity to noises)
  • joint pain, arthritis, and more ….

As you can see from the last list, uncorrected salicylate sensitivity can result in many profound changes, and can continue into adulthood with many serious effects long-term.

The Feingold Diet Program has a great deal of information on this problem, especially in relationship to ADHD.  For more information, go to their website – www.feingold.org.  A good piece of information to download is their “Blue Book”.

There is also a connection between salicylate sensitivity and sulphite sensitivity, as noted on this youtube channel.

One of the worst salicylate food colorings are yellow dye #5, also known as tartrazine, which is known to produce symptoms of ADHD and other bad effects.

So, if your child gets any symptoms noted above, even after Halloween, you should bring them in and have them checked for salicylate or sulphite sensitivity.

PS.  For more information on food colorings and other food chemicals, this Slate article entitled “Food Doesn’t Have to Wear Makeup” is worth a read.

New Service Offered for Skin Problems

I have seen a lot of skin problems over the years, most secondary to food allergies/ intolerances and/or indiscretions.  Some were able to clear up by themselves.  Others needed medical intervention, usually with antibiotics and anti-inflammatories.

I think we’ve found an answer to at least some or many skin problems — particularly acne and eczema, especially the “weeping” type of eczema.  It’s called Celluma, which is a biophoton device originally designed for dermatologists and estheticians.  It also has some potential Chiropractic applications as well for muscle and joint inflammation.

We are scheduling people to use this device. We are not making it open to the public — only our practice members and their families.  It takes thirty minutes to use.

Additionally, many, if not all, people with skin problems have undiagnosed gut problems as well.  Fine tuning the digestive process can work wonders with skin problems.

Just go to “schedule an appointment” on our main page, go to “current practice members” and click on the link “Celluma” to make an appointment.  The shortcut is here: Celluma

Happy healing!

SB 277: Protecting your Child from Vaccine “Side Effects”

On June 30, 2015, SB277 was signed into effect in California. This bill eliminated the parents right to choose whether their child should or should not get vaccinations under the previous “personal exemption” clause.

The purpose of this paper is not discuss the right vs. wrong of this bill, nor the right vs. wrong of vaccinations in general. The purpose is to help parents minimize the risk to their children of adverse effects.

Since most people do not have their child screened for antibodies to the various diseases prior to the child receiving the vaccine, all vaccines are a possible Russian Roulette, although, surprisingly only a small subset of the population react negatively. In addition to the microbial DNA that one is purportedly immunized against, there are chemicals called “adjuvants” and preservatives in the mix as well – all designed to stimulate an antibody response.

Some antibody responses can be exaggerated and become life-threatening, as pointed out in this article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Who Should NOT Get Vaccinated with these Vaccines” .

So, how can you tell is your child is the one that will respond negatively to the vaccination? How can you NOT play Russian Roulette with your child’s health?

If you went to a conventional allergist to see if you’re allergic to something, s/he might do a pinprick test or even a blood test to determine the response. The pinprick test measures the histamine response to an allergen, the blood test would measure the antibody titer against a substance. Neither tests are done prior to immunizing as a rule.

The method of allergy detection and treatment we utilize is called “NAET”. With this technique we can determine with a reasonable degree of certainty whether one can expect a negative reaction to a vaccine, and the treatment component can be administered BEFORE the immunization is given to minimize the risk of an adverse event. Tested AFTER the vaccination is given, NAET practitioners can determine if the immunization response was normal or whether it has set up a potential negative response for future vaccinations.

Working with local pediatricians, we are happy to provide this service for a limited period of time at no cost to the parent. Just send an email to drgary@drgaryerkfritz.com to make an appointment. In the near future, we will be putting a video on our YouTube channel that describes the procedure.