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Posts by Dr. John Erickson, DC

Being Overweight is Being Full of Inflammation

Inflammation Erodes Tendons Overweight individuals are putting their tendons at risk because of chronic inflammation. Just as the dripping of  water can wear down granite stone over time, our bones and tendons (while not as hard as granite) are eroded by chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation will cause erosion of the patella tendon. This is the…

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My NAET Story

My NAET Story – What Got Me Into Allergy Elimination Many years ago, I heard about Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique or NAET. I was in my first trimester of chiropractic college studies. The 2½-year-old daughter of a dear friend began suffering from whole-body joint pain. The pain grew so severe that the little girl could…

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Allergy Tip: Bulk Up on Your Dietary Fiber

Allergy Tip: Bulk Up On Your Dietary Fiber Dietary fiber is the non-digestible form of carbohydrate or “bulk” found in plant foods, including fruits and vegetables, whole grain products, beans, nuts and seeds. It provides the bulk of the diet, which helps promote healthy gastrointestinal function and contributes to a feeling of fullness after eating.…

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Why Are Food Allergies So Hard to Diagnose?

There are a reported 15 million Americans with food allergies and more than half of traditional testing gives inaccurate results. It is time to rethink our approach. Why Are Food Allergies So Hard to Diagnose? According to researchers, up to 15 million Americans have food allergies. One big group impacted by these allergies is our children.…

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Myth: Diets Actually Work

Myth: Weight Loss Diets Actually Work The weight loss industry wants you to believe that “diets” work. Weight loss is a “cash cow” and the industry wants its slice of the pie. However, studies show that dieting almost never works in the long-term. 85% of people end up gaining the weight back within a year…

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Myth: Eating Fat Makes You Fat

Myth: Eating Fat Makes You Fat Your body fat is stored fat or potential energy. It might seem logical that eating more of the fat stuff will make you store more of it in your body. However, there is nothing uniquely fattening about fat, except that it is often found in calorie-dense junk foods. Fat-storing…

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Myth: Eating Carbs Makes You Fat

Myth: Carbs Make You Fat Low-carb diets can help with weight loss as has been shown in research articles (1). As long as the carbs are kept low and protein intake is high, people lose weight. Low-carb diets can help with weight loss, but that does not automatically mean that the inverse is true —…

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Myth: Eat Less, Move More to Lose Weight

Myth: “Eat Less, Move More” is Solid Advice The fat in your body is a stored energy source. It has a potential for the use as energy but only under the correct circumstances. To lose fat, more calories need to be leaving your fat cells than entering them. In other words, if you are burning…

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Myth: Its All About Willpower

Myth: Being Overweight is about Willpower, Not Biology We often hear slogans or mantras like, “Mind over matter” or “You are what you think” in relationship to dieting and exercise programs. Mantras like these are about leveraging the power of will power and are designed to put us in control of our lives, our progress…

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