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Crain's Chiropractic Column on Vaccination, Heretical Health and Healing
By Darrel Crain, D.C.
"Science," wrote Adam Smith back in 1776, "is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition." He clearly made this remark before the advent of modern medicine. Recently a medical reporter worried, "Is medical science for sale?" To which someone replied, "...
My column on the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine
By Darrel Crain, DC
Editor's commentary: In March of 2007 Dr. Darrel Crain had an article published in a biweekly column of a local San Diego newspaper regarding the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine. With the author's permission, a copy of that article appeared on Planet Chiropractic later that mo...
Profits in the schoolyard: Apples, Pears & Soda Pop
By Darrel Crain, Chiropractor
"Yes, as a matter of fact I did attend junior high school many years ago," I told my son. "Wow, dinosaurs still roamed the earth back then, didn't they Dad?" he smirked.
"I'll have you know we even had a vending machine on campus!" I said this to impress him w...
Child Control & the Chemical Straightjacket
by Darrel Crain, Doctor of Chiropractic
Have you ever wondered who originally came up with the cruel idea of placing thirty children in a single school classroom day after day, week after week, with only one adult in charge? If you have observed a classroom in session, you know for certain that...
Leaving for College
By Darrel Crain, DC
This week, my son John graduated from high school. There we sat in the stadium bleachers, my wife and I, crying, laughing, and feeling every shade of emotion in between. We were surrounded by hundreds of other proud parents, siblings, aunts, uncles and grandmothers of every ...
A bartender is just a pharmacist with a limited inventory
By Darrel Crain, D.C.
"Doc, I'm pretty sure I need some of those big green pills, you know, like the ones on television."
"Really? What are your symptoms?"
"Well, I feel like I'm the guy in the TV commercial standing next to the telephone. I can't pick it up because I'm scared to deat...
The vitamin menace - are vitamins dangerous?
The vitamin menace
By Darrel Crain, DC
Glancing at the daily newspaper one morning this week, I immediately thought of Groucho Marx when he said, "A child of five could understand this. Fetch me a child of five!"
The curious front-page story that had me scratching my head concerned the ...
Insomnia, Big Pharma, & the Fast Track to Sleep
by Darrel Crain, DC
In case you've been asleep and didn't notice, insomnia has been elevated to the status of a public menace. Depression, auto accidents and high disease rates are all being blamed on sleep deprivation. "He sleeps well that knows not he sleeps ill," observed Publilius Syrus in ...
Stress Management and the Joys of Freeway Driving
By Darrel Crain, DC
Stress, Stress Relief & Stress Management
"It is generally believed that biological organisms require a certain amount of stress in order to maintain their well-being." So, according to Taber's medical dictionary stress is good for us. But what is meant by 'a certain amou...
Medicine, Worms and Dirt
By Darrel Crain, DC
Your prescription is ready Mrs. Jones, fresh intestinal whipworm eggs straight from the pig!
This type of medicine may sound rather unorthodox, but scientists testing this unusual treatment on six human patients with inflammatory bowel disease found that it helped every...
Placebos: Accept no substitutes
By Darrel Crain, DC
"The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease," Voltaire noted with intuitive precision.
Occasionally, the government asks us for help in its thankless task to reduce the unintended collateral damage caused by good-hearted, but busy...
Counting chickens to solve the whole bird flu pandemic
By Darrel Crain, D.C.
There it was lying on my plate in front of me, a dead chicken. That was when the idea struck me, a method to easily solve the whole bird flu 'get-ready-because-it's-coming-for-sure' pandemic. Well, partially anyway. I lifted my fork for another bite of the perfectly cooked...
Cocaine in the water
By Darrel Crain, D.C.
It's the water - and a lot more
Fred Hoyle wrote: "Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards." His comment demonstrates a typically American, classically human, endlessly optimistic faith in the ability of new te...
US life expectancy falls below that of most wealthy nations
By Darrel Crain, D.C.
Long may you live!
American medicine was publicly flogged recently because life expectancy in our country falls below that of most wealthy nations. This is totally unfair. "The wise man lives as long as he ought, not so long as he can," according to Montaigne, and he ...
California state law now requires fluoridation of municipal water
By Darrel Crain, D.C.
"Water, gentlemen, is the one substance from which the earth can conceal nothing. It sucks out its innermost secrets and brings them to our very lips." By coincidence, Jean Giraudoux wrote these words in 1945, the same year fluoride was first brought to American lips throu...
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