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“Stones of Light – When Your Help Really Matters” with Guests Scott and Kim Hosking on The Danielle Lin Show

“Stones of Light – When Your Help Really Matters”
Guest: Scott and Kim Hosking

Stones of Light is a non-profit educational foundation – dedicated to enriching the lives of Mayan children and their families. Through cultural exchange and education, you can make a difference with children living in the remote area of Chisec and the Mesoamerican region. I encourage you to learn more about this empowering organization. These are kind and loving people who have sacrificed everything to reach out to those in need. Email:


Alternative Medicine

There are simple reasons why alternative medicine and healing is preferred by people in countries where alternative medicine is allowed to be practiced.

1. Time to listen

Living in a small village where everyone knows each other can be very convenient, as if there is a problem most people will be aware of it as it can not be easily hidden. Village people trust each other and if you get sick one day you go to a person that you already know and trust. The alternative healer in a village is not a foreigner and it feels easier to talk and explain what is wrong with yourself. In a traditional village most people are related to each other anyway and you don’t have to look for a far away person treating you. There is not only one person acting as a healer in a village, usually you have a certain person who is specialized in a certain illness or disease. The traditional healer will spend time listening to their patients, as time is not an issue, the healer will be able to diagnose the patient more accurately. There is a great advantage that the healer knows both you and your family with all good and bad sides that could influence your disease. The doctor doesn’t need to get to know you and your background. Much time is spent on dealing with the social reasons for the illness.

2. No Separation

If you live in a village all your life, the last thing you want to do is to be separated from the people you know, love and trust. Taking you to a hospital would mean talking to doctors and people you never met before and who has no idea about your background and problems. How on earth can you explain to them what is going on with yourself in just a few minutes. It would also be a disaster to stay in a hospital bed without the comfort of your family and friends.

3. The Belief in Success.

The traditional healer believes that his/her healing power is a gift of God and therefore takes their gift very seriously. They believe strongly that their treatments and remedies will bring the desired effects. This confidence by the healer will also make the patient confident in being healed which is an important factor in any healing process. The traditional healer is never doing the healing for money. The person being healed will bring the healer gifts in other forms during and after a successful healing has been done. The question is, what is alternative complementary medicine. Is the western medicine complementary to the traditional medicine of the other way around. With this said, there are many times that the western medicine works fantastic in combination with alternative complementary medicine and an open mind for both are greatly needed by any healer or doctor. Are you ready to start a healthier life?

Everyday Enlightenment and Life’s Lessons on this weekend’s Danielle Lin Show

“The Art and Science of Living…”


A conversation that you actually feel great when you walk away! If you are sick and tired of people complaining about life, talking about how tough things are and spending all of their time looking at the problems instead of solutions, then you have come to the right place.

The Danielle Lin Show is about change…real change…answers…and solutions. We offer you a simple yet profound pathway in a complex world, providing the map to navigate the territory so that you can find balance and harmony to make sense of our world.

You want great health…we will help you on your journey. You want to make more money and live in an abundant world…we will show you how…not just talk about it.

Real solutions to make living easier…period. You said you wanted something different…here is it! The Danielle Lin Show… Give us a year and we will give you a primer for life!

Join us 24/7 online and weekly on the nationally syndicated AM radio network. Experience up-close and personal interviews with powerful changemakers and the incredible voices of our times; Deepak Chopra, M.D.,George Zalucki, Dr. Lloyd Glauberman, Aman Motwane, Bill Bartman, Stephen R. Covey, Chris Howard, Dan Poynter, Dr. Masuru Emoto, Dan Millman, T. Harv Ecker, Fred Alan Wolf Ph.D, , Andrew Weil, M.D., Gregg Braden, Daryl Hannah, Roice Krueger, Michael Losier.– Information with purpose…

“Everyday Enlightenment ”
Guest/Author : Dan Millman

Does your life sometimes feel like a puzzle with pieces missing…or a journey without clear purpose or direction? Do you wish you had a map to your destiny? Tune in to hear former world-champion athlete and best-selling author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior as he helps you unlock your potential and reconnect with your soul’s deepest yearnings. Website:

“Life’s Lessons From Other Women ”
Guest/Author: BJ Gallagher-

Every woman cares about friendship, family, love, sex, food, money, and happiness. In this hour, bestselling author BJ Gallagher offers insights on these topics. She is the author of “Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Other Women.” This hour is filled with life stories and personal anecdotes.

Airing this weekend on The Danielle Lin Show

“The Western Guide to Feng Shui”

Guest/Author: Terah Kathryn Collins
Learn the basics of the art of placement. Find out how to organize and arrange your home or office to increase productivity, balance relationships, and improve health. Can a messy closet really contribute to mounting debt? Can the wrong colors in a room decrease your sex life? Check in to find out the simple tips to make your environment a “personal paradise.”

“Overcome the recession with the Answer”-
Guest/Author: John Assaraf
“The Answer” is to business what “The Secret” is to personal transformation. John Assaraf has built four multimillion-dollar companies. In part one John takes you through “The Answer” and explains how it will change your life!

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Byron Katie coming to Salt Lake City, Utah

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Fibromyalgia Treatment Program Study

Fibromyalgia Syndrome

What is Fibromyalgia Syndrome?

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic pain disorder characterized by widespread muscle pain and fatigue. Fibromyalgia means pain in the muscle, ligaments and tendons – the fibrous tissues in the body. Syndrome means a set of symptoms that occur together. FMS affects 3 to 6 million Americans, and is more common in women than men. Because the pain and symptoms of FMS are not visible, it may be under-diagnosed.

Often those who suffer from fibromyalgia describe generalized achiness and soreness in many areas of the body. Certain parts of the body can be more painful and the pain may move around. The pain can vary from day to day. The morning may be worse for many because of stiffness and poor sleep. The pain may be aggravated by various activities, emotional stress, and environmental stress. Some people may experience only mild discomfort while for others it may be completely disabling. Physical examination usually shows increased pain sensitivity in various locations.

 What is the Cause of Fibromyalgia?

The exact cause is currently unknown. The onset of FMS may follow an illness like the flu, a traumatic incident like an automobile accident or fall, or severe emotional stress. Abnormal brain chemistry levels may be present in FMS, although the cause of the abnormalities is not well understood. Because of the greater prevalence of FMS in women, the role of sex hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone, is of considerable interest. However, at this time, very little is know about how sex hormones may influence pain and other symptoms of FMS.

 Other Symptoms

Fatigue is a major problem that can fluctuate in severity just like the pain. Over 90% of people with FMS complain of chronic fatigue and decreased endurance for physical activities. Poor sleep is another common problem reported by many fibromyalgia sufferers.

Other reported symptoms are: morning stiffness, numbness or tingling in the arms or legs, frequent headaches (migraine and tension-type), irritable bowel syndrome, sensitivity to cold temperatures, facial pain such as temporomandibular joint dysfunction, and changes in mood such as depression and anxiety. Some people also report problems in concentration and memory and express a sense of “mental fogginess.”

 How Can You Help in Understanding the Factors that May be Linked to FMS?

Researchers from the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah are seeking individuals who are interested in participating in our Fibromyalgia Research Studies. If you are interested in participating in one of our Fibromyalgia research projects, please click on one of the links below.

 Symptom Monitoring and Sensory Sensitivity Project:

The purpose of this research project is to investigate how sensitivity to pain and symptoms vary across time in women with fibromyalgia. We are particularly interested in how sex hormones affect sensory and stress experiences in people who have fibromyalgia. The results of this study will help improve our understanding of the relationship between sensory sensitivity, female hormones and fibromyalgia. Better understanding of the underlying causes and conditions may help us develop optimal intervention options for people suffering from this debilitating pain disorder. Please click to see if you are a candidate for participation in this study.




 Treatment Program for Fibromyalgia:

The purpose of this research project is to investigate the efficacy of various non pharmaceutical methods for treating fibromyalgia. We are interested in which method will have the greatest response in conjunction with physical therapy. Please click to see if you are a candidate for participation in this study.



VIDEO: Walter Wainright lectures on Haelan 951 – Alternative Cancer Therapy

New Findings About ADHD: Part 1 The Brain and ADHD — Meet Dr. Ted Conger at Alternative Medicine-Live!

Presented by Dr. Ted Conger and Dr. Chris Harbrecht

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions in children, and recent research on brain development has uncovered some surprising ADHD-related results.

Standard ADHD treatments use stimulant drugs, but do they cause more harm than good?  Your doctor at Conger Chiropractic believes that the upward trend of medicating children for attention issues warrants further examination.

What is ADHD?

Youngsters with ADHD are not simply overly energetic or rambunctious.  They have severe difficulting paying attention, can be disruptive and make careless mistakes at school.  In addition, it’s hard for them to focus and follow instructions.

Children with aDHD lack organizational skills and frequently misplace or lose things.  Easily distracted and extremely forgetful, many kids with ADHD can’t sit still and fidget constantly.

Some ADHD kids talk nonstop, interrupting and blurting out answers to questions.  They’re also impatients,  and become extremely frustrated when asked to wait.

Overdiagnosis Dilemma

Your doctor at Conger Chiropractic and other child wellness advocates are concerned that ADHD is grossly overdiagnosed — and dreadfully overtreated.  Some experts estimate as many as 15 percent to 26 percent of all youngsters have ADHD.  But more gnerally accepted rates fall between 3 percent and 5 percent, although some argue that even this estimate is high.

Alarmingly, some educators and health-care providers are quick to apply the ADHD label to any active child, and recommend medication — even though these professionals may not be adequately trained in diagnosing the disorder.  If you suspect that your child might have ADHD, talk to your doctor at Conger Chiropractic about how and where to have your child properly evaluated.

Old Findings: Brain Differences in ADHD

For years, there has been controversy about brain development in children with ADHD.  Some researchers say that ADHD is caused by developmental delays, while others suggest that the ADHD brain is fundamentally different from birth.

Maryland researchers recently used special techniques to analyze the brains of 56 girls, aged 8 to 12 years old; 21 had ADHD and 35 did not.  There was no denying that kids with ADHD had striking differences in their brains.  Certain key areas were thinner and smaller than the same brain regions in the contral group (Hum Brain Mapp 2007 Epub).  These researchers trace ADHD’s origins to the early stages of brain development.

A new study by the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) looked at 36 children with ADHD.  The children’s brains had smaller volume than those of kids without the disorder (Am J Psychiatry 2007;164:64647-55).  These types of differences had not been noted before.

New Findings: Delayed Development

Some of the same NIMH researchers evealuated brain function in 223 children with ADHD.  They confirmed that brain areas associated with attention and motor planning weren’t normal-sized (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2007;104:19649-54).  However, researchers felt this was the result of delayed development, not an abnormal brain.

If this developmental delay is only temporary, then midicating young children for ADHD symptoms may be a serious mistake.

Stimulants, and Plenty of Them

Stimulant-based treatment for ADHD began in 1937 when a doctor “discovered” that this type of medication produced a calming effect on hyperactive children (J R Soc Med 2004;97:531-5).  Today, a whopping 90 percent of US children with ADHD receive the stimulant medication methylphenidate (Am J Public Health 1999;89:1359-69).  Methylphenidate is marketed under brand names such as Ritalin, Concerta, Metadate and Daytrana, which comes as a transdermal patch.  One nonstimulant medication for ADHD call Stattera affects norepinephrine receptors in the brain.

Today, even as ADHD rates in children remain stable, treatment with central nervous system stimulants continues to skyrocket.  Usage rates doubled in recent years.

Beside methyphenidate, other stimulate drugs prescribed for ADHD include the amphetamines Adderal, Dexedrine, Focalin, Attenade and Cylert.

And an increasing number of ADHD kids are receiving additional medications, including anti-anxiety and anti-depressant drugs, which may be a dangerous combination (Am J Public Health 1999:89:1359-64).

ADHD Medications: More Harm Than Good?

It may be hazardous to take ADHD stimulants in conjunction with antidepresseant drugs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors), blood thinners or anti-seizure medications.  They are contradicted for anyone with glaucoma, Tourette’s syndrome, irrecgular heartbeat, a seizure disorder or anyone whi is pregnant.

Chilling cautions warn that stimulant ADHD drugs may be habit-forming and cause sudden death in children with heart problems or defects.  There are also lengthy usage and ovedose alerts.

Check out this list of “minor” side effects for a generic ADHD stimulant:

– Nervousness
– Difficulty falling asleep
– Dizziness
– Nausea
– Vomitting
– Loss of Appetite
– Stomach Pain
– Diarrhea
– Headache
– Painful Menstruation

A second list advises an immediate call to the doctor for any of these occurences: fast or irregular heartbeat, chest pain, shortness of breath, excessive tiredness, slow or difficult speach, weakness or numbness of a an arm or leg, seizures, changes in vision, agitation, abnormal thoughts, hallucinating, motor tics, depression, mood changes, fever, sore throat, unusual bleeding, muscle pain, hives, rash, itching or difficulty breathing. 

Many scientific studies show other disturbing problems with this type of medication.

Brain Alternations

Newer research reveals that stimulants for ADHD may be destructive to overall health.  A small Swiss study of 10 young boys taking Ritalin for ADHD found lower blood volume in parts of the brain where cognitive processing is center (J Child Neurol 2007;22:812-7).

An animal stuldy at Weill-Corness Medical College showed that the brains of rats on Ritalin were altered in areas that control cognition, motivated behavior, stress and appetite (J Neurosci 2007;27:7196-207).

Mood Changes

Some parents try giving their youngsters stimulants only to abandon the treatment because the children seem out of sorts, listless,  excessively quitet and uninvolved.  In essence, they are no longer “themselves.” Drug companies admit that stimulants may worsen behavioral distubances in some children with ADHD.

Cardiac Concerns

Some patients report that ADHD stimuulants cause rapid heartbeat or more serious cardiac problems.  One manufacturer warns that stimulant medications can raise blood pressure and heart rate.  A careful medical history of the patient should be conducted, and if a cardia-related symptom develops, the child must be rushed to a doctor.

A retrospective study at the University of Florida looked for a connection between ADHD stimulants and heart problems.  Analyzing 55,383 cases, researchers learned that stimulant use in young people with ADHD is closely linked with emergency room visits for cardiac causes (Pediatrics 2007;120:e1494-501).

Most alarming is the possibility of sudden death in children and teens with heart conditions.  Just last year, The Gurdian (UK) reported 51 deaths among children and adults taking drugs for ADHD in the US since 1999.

Because of these dangers, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel pressed for the most serious “black box” caution for methylphenidate after 19 cases of sudden death.  However, the FDA rejected the recommendation.

Impact on Overall Well-Being

There is much doubt about stimulants as treatment for ADHD.  A Taiwanese study looked at the well-being of 119 children between the ages of 6 and 15 who took Ritalin for ADHD.  Parents reported that their children continued to suffer from worse health than  other children (Aust N Z J Psychiatry 2007;41:998-1004).

So, faced with the new research, what can be done to address ADHD symptoms in young people?  Fortunately, there are a number of effective alternatives.  Ask for more information from Dr. Ted Conger, read part 2 of this article when it is posted for aideas about all-natural, nondrug interventions for ADHD.

Dr. Ted Conger will be exhibiting at Alternative Medicine-Live!  and providing Free Spinal Screening and Health Information.

Health, Wellness and Education, are themed topics at Salt Lake City Two-Day Conference and Expo, entitled “Alternative Medicine-Live!”

University Park Marriott
480 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Hours: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Cost: $35 – Complimentary Tickets Available for Groups
Call 1-800-498-5640

Combining the best of alternative therapies and how they are integrated into today’s modern medical and healing practices – that is the theme of the Two-Day Conference and Expo, entitled “Alternative Medicine-Live!”, to be presented on April 4-5, 2008.

This Conference and Expo will feature exhibits, presentations, lectures, refreshments, a “Meet the Healers” reception, free samples and health testing. Open to both the public and also to the health care community, this is the fourth conference presented in the Salt Lake valley by the Alternative Medicine Network.

Dave’s Health and Nutrition to Exhibit at Alternative Medicine-Live! April 4-5, 2008

Dave Card, Owner-Author Dave Card brings a lifelong passion for health and wellness to Dave’s Heath & Nutrition. His unique balance of education, intuition and experience has drawn over 10,000 one-to-one clients in his working life – over 3,000 last year alone.

Dave holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Utah. He has been involved in the health and nutrition industry since 1980, graduating as a Certified Homeopath (C.H.) from the Hahnemann Academy of North America. He holds a Master Herbalist (M.H.) from the School of Natural Healing in Springville, Utah.

Health, Wellness and Education, are themed topics at Salt Lake City Two-Day Conference and Expo, entitled “Alternative Medicine-Live!”

University Park Marriott
480 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Hours: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Cost:  Complimentary Tickets Available for Groups
Call 1-800-498-5640

Combining the best of alternative therapies and how they are integrated into today’s modern medical and healing practices – that is the theme of the Two-Day Conference and Expo, entitled “Alternative Medicine-Live!”, to be presented on April 4-5, 2008.

This Conference and Expo will feature exhibits, presentations, lectures, refreshments, a “Meet the Healers” reception, free samples and health testing. Open to both the public and also to the health care community, this is the fourth conference presented in the Salt Lake valley by the Alternative Medicine Network.

Combining, science, medicine and spirituality, this trade show reaches out to many practitioners, including chiropractors, psychologists, acupuncturists, energy healers, metaphysicians, chiropractors and M.D.’s.

For more information: