Dr. Craig Reese, DC. PC.

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Boulder, CO 80301
303-447-1300


Dr. Reese’s Bits and Pieces
July 2016 Newsletter
Well summer has officially arrived and so has the heat.  It’s not that hot yet but I’m sure we will soon experience some triple digit temps.  I was in Phoenix a few weekends ago and it was a balmy 115.  I never once broke a sweat while hanging around outside in that heat because the dry air stole the sweat off my body before it could fully form.  My core temperature was going up but I couldn’t feel it until I got on the plane to come home.  Then I started sweating and couldn’t stop for hours.  You have to work at staying hydrated in dry climates like Colorado and Arizona so be sure to keep consuming water throughout the day and don’t rely on being thirsty as your indicator to drink water.  The more chronically dehydrated you are, the more suppressed your thirst mechanism becomes.  Taking minerals is the other part to staying hydrated.
Tasty Morsels
Summer also brings our pesky biting friends back to life.  This summer the media has done a great job of scaring us about the dreaded Zika virus.  All babies will be born with shrunken heads and who knows how bad it will be for everyone else!  Actually not really bad at all.  The CDC.gov website says:

  • Most people infected with Zika virus won’t even know they have the disease because they won’t have symptoms. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. The incubation period (the time from exposure to symptoms) for Zika virus disease is not known, but is likely to be a few days to a week.
  • The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week.
  • People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika. For this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected.

I wrote about Zika and the pesticide connection in Brazil to microcephaly in the March 2016 newsletter.  The other variable affecting Brazil is the mandated vaccines that all pregnant women got starting in 2015.  The microcephaly epidemic started 10 months later.  Correlation or coincidence?
Frankenskeeters
The Gates Foundation donated millions of dollars to the Oxitec company to develop genetically engineered mosquitos to counter the mosquitos carrying Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya:
The Oxitec mosquitoes are unlike any that exist in nature. They’ve been genetically altered to carry a “genetic kill switch,” such that when they mate with wild female mosquitoes, their offspring inherits the lethal gene and cannot survive. To achieve this feat, Oxitec has inserted protein fragments from the herpes virus, E. coli bacteria, coral and cabbage into the insects, dubbed OX513A. The GE mosquitoes have proven lethal to native mosquito populations. (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/03/01/zika-virus-gates-foundation.aspx)

In 2009, Oxitec released their GM bugs onto Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean. The experiment will go down in scientific history as the first release of GM insects that could bite humans. Not surprisingly, it was conducted in secret.
Once the locals got wind of this, they responded with a fair amount of public outrage—and rightly so! But it didn't stop there. Oxitec subsequently released their frankenskeeters in Malaysia, Brazil, Panama, India, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/03/03/genetically-modified-mosquitoes.aspx)  Now they want to release these mosquitos in Florida and probably other states.
Zika Hype
But mosquito experts are questioning the extent of emergency that actually exists. Chris Barker, Ph.D. a mosquito-borne virus researcher at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, told WebMD:2
"I think the risk for Zika actually setting up transmission cycles that become established in the continental U.S. is near zero.”
Barker expects Zika to go the way of other tropical diseases spread by mosquitoes, such as dengue fever and chikungunya, in the U.S. with perhaps small clusters of outbreaks in southern states and little activity elsewhere.
Even in the Florida Keys (Florida, along with Louisiana and Texas, is said to be one of the states most at risk of mosquito-borne illnesses), the Monroe County Tourist Development Council reported:3
“Dengue fever, chikungunya and Zika viruses are currently not a health threat in the Florida Keys including Key West …
There has never been a report of a locally acquired case of chikungunya or Zika anywhere in the Florida Keys, according to officials at the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County.”
(http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/06/07/zika-virus-threat.aspx)
But Congress is passing bills to spend over a billion dollars to combat a non-problem.  Funny how the bulk of that money will go to developing a vaccine for another problem that will soon be yesterday’s news.  Remember SARS, Bird Flu, Ebola, Swine Flu and anthrax scares that prompted vaccine developments that never got used.  This time it’s the same tactic for extracting money from taxpayers to go to Big Pharma.
Be Less tasty
With all of these mosquito caused illnesses, the best thing is to avoid being bitten in the first place.  Using citronella oil, catnip oil, cinnamon oil, taking B vitamins, neem oil, bug spray or lotion, wearing long sleeves, pants and as a last resort bug sprays with DEET will make you less likely to get mosquito bites.
Office News
We will be closed Friday July 1st and Monday July 4th for the holiday.  Hope you have a fun and safe holiday!

Dr. Reese’s Bits and Pieces
July 2016 Newsletter
Well summer has officially arrived and so has the heat.  It’s not that hot yet but I’m sure we will soon experience some triple digit temps.  I was in Phoenix a few weekends ago and it was a balmy 115.  I never once broke a sweat while hanging around outside in that heat because the dry air stole the sweat off my body before it could fully form.  My core temperature was going up but I couldn’t feel it until I got on the plane to come home.  Then I started sweating and couldn’t stop for hours.  You have to work at staying hydrated in dry climates like Colorado and Arizona so be sure to keep consuming water throughout the day and don’t rely on being thirsty as your indicator to drink water.  The more chronically dehydrated you are, the more suppressed your thirst mechanism becomes.  Taking minerals is the other part to staying hydrated.
Tasty Morsels
Summer also brings our pesky biting friends back to life.  This summer the media has done a great job of scaring us about the dreaded Zika virus.  All babies will be born with shrunken heads and who knows how bad it will be for everyone else!  Actually not really bad at all.  The CDC.gov website says:

  • Most people infected with Zika virus won’t even know they have the disease because they won’t have symptoms. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. The incubation period (the time from exposure to symptoms) for Zika virus disease is not known, but is likely to be a few days to a week.
  • The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week.
  • People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika. For this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected.

I wrote about Zika and the pesticide connection in Brazil to microcephaly in the March 2016 newsletter.  The other variable affecting Brazil is the mandated vaccines that all pregnant women got starting in 2015.  The microcephaly epidemic started 10 months later.  Correlation or coincidence?
Frankenskeeters
The Gates Foundation donated millions of dollars to the Oxitec company to develop genetically engineered mosquitos to counter the mosquitos carrying Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya:
The Oxitec mosquitoes are unlike any that exist in nature. They’ve been genetically altered to carry a “genetic kill switch,” such that when they mate with wild female mosquitoes, their offspring inherits the lethal gene and cannot survive. To achieve this feat, Oxitec has inserted protein fragments from the herpes virus, E. coli bacteria, coral and cabbage into the insects, dubbed OX513A. The GE mosquitoes have proven lethal to native mosquito populations. (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/03/01/zika-virus-gates-foundation.aspx)

In 2009, Oxitec released their GM bugs onto Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean. The experiment will go down in scientific history as the first release of GM insects that could bite humans. Not surprisingly, it was conducted in secret.
Once the locals got wind of this, they responded with a fair amount of public outrage—and rightly so! But it didn't stop there. Oxitec subsequently released their frankenskeeters in Malaysia, Brazil, Panama, India, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/03/03/genetically-modified-mosquitoes.aspx)  Now they want to release these mosquitos in Florida and probably other states.
Zika Hype
But mosquito experts are questioning the extent of emergency that actually exists. Chris Barker, Ph.D. a mosquito-borne virus researcher at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, told WebMD:2
"I think the risk for Zika actually setting up transmission cycles that become established in the continental U.S. is near zero.”
Barker expects Zika to go the way of other tropical diseases spread by mosquitoes, such as dengue fever and chikungunya, in the U.S. with perhaps small clusters of outbreaks in southern states and little activity elsewhere.
Even in the Florida Keys (Florida, along with Louisiana and Texas, is said to be one of the states most at risk of mosquito-borne illnesses), the Monroe County Tourist Development Council reported:3
“Dengue fever, chikungunya and Zika viruses are currently not a health threat in the Florida Keys including Key West …
There has never been a report of a locally acquired case of chikungunya or Zika anywhere in the Florida Keys, according to officials at the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County.”
(http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/06/07/zika-virus-threat.aspx)
But Congress is passing bills to spend over a billion dollars to combat a non-problem.  Funny how the bulk of that money will go to developing a vaccine for another problem that will soon be yesterday’s news.  Remember SARS, Bird Flu, Ebola, Swine Flu and anthrax scares that prompted vaccine developments that never got used.  This time it’s the same tactic for extracting money from taxpayers to go to Big Pharma.
Be Less tasty
With all of these mosquito caused illnesses, the best thing is to avoid being bitten in the first place.  Using citronella oil, catnip oil, cinnamon oil, taking B vitamins, neem oil, bug spray or lotion, wearing long sleeves, pants and as a last resort bug sprays with DEET will make you less likely to get mosquito bites.
Office News
We will be closed Friday July 1st and Monday July 4th for the holiday.  Hope you have a fun and safe holiday!