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Heart Health Class

In honor of Heart Health month in February, Weld Family Clinic will host a Heart Health Class on February 22nd at 6:15pm. We’ll be discussing the important role cholesterol plays in the health of your brain and the dangers of cholesterol-lowering medications like “statins”.  Join us!




US Healthcare System #1 Cause of Death

Medical care is the LEADING cause of death in this country. In all fairness, doctors themselves are not to blame for all of this. The entire modern health care system, however, is to blame for allowing, even promoting, so many unnecessary procedures, drugs and mishaps. This illustrates precisely why the healthcare system is so desperately in need of change.
By Gary Null PhD, Carolyn Dean MD ND Martin Feldman MD, Debora Rasio MD, Dorothy Smith PhD
A definitive review and close reading of medical peer-review journals, and government health statistics shows that American medicine frequently causes more harm than good. The number of people having in-hospital, adverse drug reactions (ADR) to prescribed medicine is 2.2 million. Dr. Richard Besser, of the CDC, in 1995, said the number of unnecessary antibiotics prescribed annually for viral infections was 20 million. Dr. Besser, in 2003, now refers to tens of millions of unnecessary antibiotics. 
The number of unnecessary medical and surgical procedures performed annually is 7.5 million. The number of people exposed to unnecessary hospitalization annually is 8.9 million. The total number of doctor induced deaths is 783,936 people annually!
It is evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the United States. The 2001 heart disease annual death rate is 699,697; the annual cancer death rate, 553,251.
We could have an even higher death rate if we use Dr. Lucien Leape’s 1997 medical and drug error study.
Multiplied by the fatality rate of 14 percent (that Leape used in 1994 we arrive at an annual death rate of 420,000 for drug errors and medical errors combined.
If we put this number in place of Lazorou’s 106,000 drug errors and the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) 98,000 medical errors, we could add another 216,000 deaths making a total of 999,936 deaths annually.
Kind of makes you want to stay as healthy as possible, huh?  …and avoid as much medical intervention as you can.  Now, I’m not saying that medicine isn’t needed, but what I am saying is that this report should be enough to WAKE US ALL UP and we should all start taking better care of ourselves. …and CHIROPRACTIC is one of those “ALL NATURAL WAYS” that we can do just that!
As you know, this month we are giving away 13 New Patient Exam for FREE to find if I can help your friends and loved ones…this may be just what they need to stay healthy and prevent them from becoming another statistic!
Have them call the office today at (970) 356-5255 and schedule their FREE Exam before I run out of FREE Exams!  Your Referral May Just SAVE A LIFE!!!
Be Well!


Dr. Erik



Grilled Steak and Vegetable Salad Recipe

890This great summer salad recipe uses all fresh ingredients and takes only 15 minutes of prep and around 20 minutes of cooking time!


  • 16oz beef steak (we used Top Sirloin)
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/2 pound Asparagus
  • 2 Medium Zucchini
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Prep and Cook

  • Peel sweet potatoes, cut ½ inch off bottom of asparagus stalks and cut all vegetables into chunks.  Toss all vegetables and garlic with Balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil, season with salt and pepper and place in foil-lined grill basket or directly on a mesh grill grid.
  • Season steaks and grill to medium rare
  • Grill vegetables until tender (usually 15 to 20 minutes)
  • Cut steak into bite-sized chunks and toss with vegetables on plate
  • Give everyone around a high-five
  • Eat Happy


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