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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Money, Medicine and Chiropractic

My home state, New York, people speak plainer, more directly, than here in California. We have a saying, "Money talks. Nobody walks."

What does this mean? It means that money. what people pay, and are willing to pay, for things and services get to the heart of the matter. Maybe this sort of discussion is not particularly polite, but it is honest... and accurate.

The "Health Care" debate rages. Nonsense on two levels. First, Medicine is NOT health care. It deals with disease and injury, not health. (Contrary to popular belief, health is NOT merely the absence of disease. It is "A state of optimal physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity," according to Dorland's Medical Dictionary.)

Secondly, the only honest business, in my opinion, is shoulder-to-shoulder trade. Introduce a third party, like insurance companies, Medicare, Medical, etc., fees skyrocket because it's "nobody's money." Corruption abounds. Check out the image of the hospital bill, below, for just a snake bite. And the trend, now, is to consider "health care" a right, which means no one pays, which means anyone and everyone who works and pays taxes gets taxed to death. And the stinking level of "health care" gets even worse.

I stopped "taking insurance" over two decades ago. People pay me, gladly, because they know that no one will work harder for them, with more passion, with true, classioc chiropractic care, than I will. Many of my wellness practice members have been with me for 10, 20, 30 years. I tell them the truth, and I deliver the truth.

The chiropractors who are still "taking insurance?" They have such little self-esteem, such little esteem in Chiropractic, and such little understanding of what Chiropractic truly is, that they cannot conceive of someone actuslly paying them, with their own money. Almost always, this leads to scams. It always leads to low quality care.

People say "There's nothing more important than your health." OK. Do you have enough sense to ac tually believe this, and to act upon this? If so, come here. Get your nervous system liberated, so that you, too, can achieve Health, from Above-down, Inside-out.

Don Harte, D.C.
Marin Straight Chiropractor

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The ChOLESTEROL MYTH...vs. Real Health Care

Yes, the whole deal with cholesterol is myth. But it is myth with a purpose. It's purpose is to sell millions of dollars of statins, the drugs that reduce cholesterol.

Statins are part of the alleged heart disease preventative regimen prescribed for just about everyone over 50 these days. The rest are drugs to reduce blood pressure (usually excessively) and, often, drugs to "thin the blood." All this to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Does it work? No. But almost everyone continues, because "The Doctor says."


Cholesterol is NOT a poison. In fact, it is made by the body, in the liver. It is integral to your hormones, to cellular metabolism, and, most importantly, to proper function of the nervous system. Side effects of statins include muscle damage, diabetes, cataracts, and serious damage (sometimes fatal) to the liver and kidneys. I believe that these statin drugs (LIPITOR, MEVACHOL, CRESTOR, ZOCOR, etc.) are part of the reason for the epidemic of Alzheimer's and other dementias.


Want a healthy heart and good circulation? The circulatory system does not run on its own. It is controlled and coordinated by your brain and nervous system. If there is interference to this control and coordination (VERTEBRAL SUBLUXATION COMPLEX... VSC), then your heart and the rest of the circulatory system, and the rest of your metabolism that helps it do its job, will not function properly, a state of "dis-ease." After a time, comes actual disease, sometimes serious, sometimes fatal.

So, want a healthy heart? Get checked for VSC. Get adjusted.

That means that you need to tell everyone you know who is on statins, blood pressure meds, blood thinners, etc., and especially those who have had or are threatened with heart surgery, from stents to open heart.

dr-don-harteDr. Don Harte
Marin Straight Chiropractor

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