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Medical Missions

Monday was our first day of medical missions. We went to a small church in Bautista. We saw about 90 people about 40 were children. Most of the adults had high blood pressure and high sugar. This is common in the Philippines. It might be due the the heavy diet of white rice and the blood pressure issue us complicated by the salt in the diet and dehydration issues they seem to have. I adjusted all of them during the 3 hours we were there. Later we had lunch chicken and rice I believe. Later that night we went to San Carlos for the evening evangelical service. Music, a message and my testimony. I explained how I was raised in a church going family. New about God and Jesus, but did not know of or had a personal relationship with Jesus. I was explained what it meant to accept Jesus as my savior, that he died for everyone’s sins, including mine. I chose to accept him at the age of 20. Now 40 years later I continue to follow Jesus.

It has been a long day.

Today Sunday and we had breakfast at 7 and then I worked on Sonny, He has a L4/5 disc bulge. I did some stretching to his lower back an gave him an adjustment. Then I worked on 5 other family members. Off to church at MBC, lunch at McDonald’s. That was very interesting experience. Too many orders on one ticket. I think we got them confused. They waited till they had the full order then brought it out. Only it was missing French fries, some of the drinks and dipping sauce. We did get everything eventually. Later we were off to San Carlos Bible Church for their 2nd year anniversary. They served us chicken and rice with fresh mangoes! It has been a long day. It did get a little bit warm in the afternoon 80 something. It is very pleasant now as I and finish up this entry.

Dr. Doyle from the Philippines

Mission: On our way to the Philippines

On our way to the Philippines. Have been in the air for 5 & 1/2 hours saw one movie and slept for about 3 hours. Time to read a book or watch another movie. First take a walk to the restroom. Need to make sure to get the leg muscles moving a bit. Four movies and about 6 hours later and we arrived in Seoul.

We made it to Manila

We made it to Manila on Friday, hot lunch at the hotel and we stopped at a Mall that had hundred’s of little shops (booths) selling anything gone jewelry to shoe to cell phone most anything else you could imagine. We got a late sandwich at hotel for dinner. Then it was time to try to sleep and get our sleep cycle back to normal. Well that was only partially successful. Saturday was the tour of Manila, mostly for the benefit of or newest member of our team Deb. It was interesting but it was good to get out and walk around after sitting for over 18 hours the previous day and a half. Next was dinner and off a 4 hour drive to Pangasinan, Good or at least better sleep should follow tonight. Sunday will be a full day with two church services at two different locations. Looking forward then to Monday and the start of the medical mission aspect of our trip.

This Month's Health Tips

 It has been hot this past month. First thing is make sure you are drinking enough water. The recommended amount is 1/2 ounce for every pound of body weight or divide your body weight by 2 and that is the number of ounces you should be drinking. 

Lot of people injury or strain their back working in their gardens. bending over the wrong way pick weeds and gathering up their vegetables. Bending at the waist is a no no it stress the spine and puts the most pressure at the lower part of the spine. You should bend your knees and try to support your back as much as possible when reaching.

So many conditions having a causality or at lease a connection to our diet, amount of exercise and our immediate environment, it is important to look at our health status as something that we can really change by what we do and how we eat. Inflammation in the body can be caused by the over growth of Yeast in the body (Candida). Mycotoxins build up and this causes inflammation in organs and in our vascular system. There are so many good foods that can help repair and maintain a healthy gut Microbiome. 1)The first thing to do is to decrease the toxins that are in our body and negatively affecting us. The liver is the primary detoxtifer of the body. However, it can be over taxed by our environment. The air we breath, the water we drink, the chemicals in our homes and work place. 2) Fasting is one way to help the liver do a better job. 3) Avoiding prepared or boxed foods. Increasing consumption of antioxidents. 4) Eating lot more fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, fish and polutry. 5) Proper elimination, that is regular bowel movements. 2-3 times a day, it is related to the number of meals you eat. Remember toxins are being eliminated from the body 6) EXERCISE is important for sleep, digestion, stress reduction, depression issues, bone health, balance, cognitive abilities and the list goes on.

In summary, you can be health by eating right, exercise, getting good sleep and of course getting regular adjustments. If you haven't been regularly consistent in any of these areas it might be why you are not getting better health wise or the reason why you are suffering from some condition, whether it be a GI or respiratory or musculoskeletal problem.

Update on my fundraising for my next mission trip to the Philippines. I have $550 towards the trip. The cost is $1950, so have $1400 still to raise by December 31st. If this is something you would like to be a part of by supporting me on this trip. Just make you check on to First Baptist Church of Downers Grove (FBC) and mail or drop it by the office. Thanks for your continued support. Another way to support us, is by referring a friend, neighbor, or relative to our office for chiropractic care. We appreciate referrals.

Dr. Heimann