September 20, 2006

Ask Dr. Z

"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
Thomas A. Edison

Dear Friend,

I hope that this letter finds you well.

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I make every attempt to answer your e-mails as soon as my busy schedule allows. At times this may take a few days. Please understand and be patient.

In this Issue:

Quotes for your life:

"The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining."
John F. Kennedy

" Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness."
Chinese Proverb .

"We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face."

"Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day."
Jim Rohn

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Many responses to my "Acne" newsletter

I received many e-mails, phone calls and consultation requests since I published my last newsletter on the topic of "Acne".

Today, 28 year old Amanda comes to see me for a consultation. Her mother had forwarded her my last newsletter.

The letter from a very concerned mother in my last newsletter evoked similar concerns in both mother and daughter.

Amanda started developing acne "out of the blue". She went to see her medical doctor for assistance and help.

  • Guess what happened. You guessed correctly.

Over the past 6 months Amanda has been on one antibiotic after another. She is currently on still another one. None of them appear to have the desired effect of resolving her acne problems.

Actually, several "new" symptoms have appeared over the past 3 to 4 months

  • craving sweets
  • exhaustion
  • weight gain
  • skin eruptions
  • waking up tired

The next step - after the current antibiotic proves to be ineffective as well- Accutane

How "nice", how predictable. This progression appears to be the typical process encountered by most acne sufferers.

Here are a few comments:

  • Acne is not due to a antibiotic deficiency
  • Acne is not due to a Accutane deficiency
  • In my mind, prescribing antibiotics simply covers up diagnostic helplessness
  • In my mind, prescribing Accutane simply covers up diagnostic helplessness

Unfortunately, we live in a medical world of symptom suppression at any cost.

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Acne is a symptom of some underlying imbalance.

The only questions to ask with acne, or any presenting health problem:

  • What is the cause?
  • What underlying imbalance and/or organ malfunction causes the symptoms?
  • What stresses the body
  • What keeps the body from healing?
  • How can normal function be restored or at least be improved?

Symptoms are a call for change!

Imagine yourself driving your car. The oil warning lamp (symptom) comes on.

  • You could cover up the warning lamp with tape, paint it black or unhook the wire to the lamp. This way you would not notice anything. The symptom is gone! Or you could simply ignore it. Sooner or later, however, your car might not run so well anymore, or not at all.
  • The proper response would be to pull over as soon as possible to find the cause for this warning light (symptom). The cause could be a simple malfunction or a more serious problem.

Typically, the earlier you address the underlying malfunction the less extensive the damage and the less costly the repairs.

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What is wrong with antibiotics?

  • Antibiotics are massively over-prescribed in the US
  • Antibiotics kill all bacteria - good or bad
  • You need a healthy intestinal bacterial flora to be healthy
  • Antibiotics destroy this healthy intestinal flora
  • Antibiotics create digestive problems
  • Antibiotics lead to candida overgrowth
  • Antibiotics weaken or can even destroy your immune system
  • Antibiotics can destroy your health and make you miserable

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How about Accutane

Here is a quote from pdrhealth web site

Begin Quote:

Because Accutane can cause severe birth defects, including mental retardation and physical malformations, a woman must not become pregnant while taking it.

Side effects may include:
Abnormal hair growth or loss, allergic reaction, bleeding gums, blood in urine, bowel inflammation and pain, bruising, changes in blood sugar or cholesterol levels, changes in skin pigmentation, chest pain, decreased night vision, decreased tolerance to contact lenses, delay in wound healing, depression, difficulty sleeping, dizziness, drowsiness, dry or fragile skin, dry or cracked lips, dry mouth, dry nose, fatigue, flushing, headache, hearing problems, heartbeat irregularities, herpes, inflammation or sores in the esophagus, itching, joint pain, liver disorders, menstrual changes, muscle wasting, nail disorders, nausea, nervousness, nosebleeds, peeling palms or soles, pinkeye, rash, skin infections, stomach and intestinal discomfort, stroke, sudden drop in blood pressure (causing unconsciousness), sunburn-sensitive skin, suppression of growth, sweating, swelling due to fluid retention, tendon and ligament problems, urinary discomfort, vision problems, vomiting, weakness, weight loss

End of quote

Dr. Z's comments: This requires no further comments.

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How to Begin

Always start with your SELF

  • Your lack of health is NOT due to medication deficiency
  • Always start with the basics
  • What do you eat and drink and snack?
  • How is your digestion?
  • What is your history with antibiotics?
  • Best still... Complete Dr. Z's Self Evaluation

The Solution

  • The Solution: Change what you eat/drink
  • The solution: how you digest what you eat/drink
  • The solution: your insight and intelligence
  • The solution: your compassion with your self
  • The solution: your willingness to make changes

The solution: you take full responsibility

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Your First Step towards a Healthier Life

Nothing can replace a face to face evaluation.

  • If you happen to live relatively close to our office, I strongly suggest that you call call 530-265-0224 and make an appointment with my lovely wife Victoria.
  • We are located in Nevada City, California. This is approximately 1.5 hours by car from Sacramento, California towards Reno/Lake Tahoe in the beautiful foothillls of the Sierra Nevada.

If you cannot come personally - - - -

Our on-line Self Evaluation is geared towards giving you a basic starting point in order to make some intelligent changes in diet and improve some basic human functions such as digestion, blood sugar control.

If you have ever taken antibiotics, yesterday or 30 years ago - the chances are high that you may suffer the consequences of bowel flora imbalance and candida overgrowth.

  • It is my clinical experience that this approach is always useful.
  • This does not mean that it will or can solve all your problems.

However, the majority of my local and on-line clients experience dramatic improvements in their health, when they address
DDHC - Diet, Digestion, Hypoglycemia/Blood Sugar, Candida

Dr. Z's Self Evaluation

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Dr. Z's Acne Support Kit

I have received many inquiries as to what might be useful to help alleviate the symptoms associated with acne in its various forms.

Dr. Z's Acne Support Kit

Acne is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Acne is characterized by black heads, pimple outbreaks, cysts, infected abscesses, and possibly scarring.

Acne Vulgaris is the most common form of acne which includes several types of skin lesions:

  • blackheads
  • whiteheads
  • papules
  • pustules
  • nodules
  • cysts

Acne Conglobata is the most severe form of acne...Read more

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Dr. Z

Peter Zeischegg, MS, DC, DACNB
Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist

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Nevada City, Ca 95959

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