Koren Wellness Articles

Back Pain: Learning the Lessons it Offers

November 12, 2019 | 2 Comments

For back pain: a natural alternative to the orthopedic surgeon, steroids and opioids A well-known chiropractor was suffering from back pain and disc pain, sacroiliac pain and searing pain going down his leg (sciatica). Some days he couldn’t walk more than ten feet before the intense pain forced him to stop and sit—even on busy…

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Head Banging, Thumb Sucking and Toe Walking

October 29, 2019 | 2 Comments

Head banging, thumb sucking and toe walking concern many parents Are head banging, thumb sucking and toe walking serious issues? An article in American Family Physician describes the following: A young boy, 2½ years of age.… From the time the child was 12 months old, every night, he sat up in bed and repetitively banged his…

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PTSD: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

October 15, 2019 | 5 Comments

PTSD: a plethora of symptoms Flashbacks, being haunted by uncomfortable dreams and thoughts, a racing heart, tightness in the chest, mood swings—these are only some of the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. As the name implies, PTSD develops after someone has experienced a trauma be it physical, sexual or emotional assault that filled…

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Killer Flu or Killer Aspirin?

October 1, 2019 | 2 Comments

1918 flu: again? At various times people are scared into getting a flu shot. Why? Because the 1918 flu, often called the 1918 “Spanish flu,” could come back. Remember, that wasn’t just an epidemic, it was a worldwide pandemic: millions died! We are warned that it could happen again and a flu shot will protect…

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Striking A Nerve

Finding chiropractic It was in the late 40’s when my mother and grandmother first met Dr. Friedland, Doctor of Chiropractic. They were shopping in a department store in Brooklyn. Suddenly my mother stopped, unable to move. A massive headache came out of nowhere. Her eyes were closed, she couldn’t move, wracked in pain. “My daughter…

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Processed Food: For Mental Health?

Do Kellogg’s® Corn Flakes prevent masturbation? Processed food, especially corn flakes, were developed by health reformers for very specific purposes. Intrigued? Read on. Processed food: The origins of an early breakfast food John Harvey Kellogg, MD was the director of the Battle Creek Sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan. It was originally founded by members of the…

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Back Surgery, Discs and Medical Bias

Back Surgery, Discs & Medical Bias: In Bed with My Patient Back surgery? The call I got a call from someone who sounded terrible. “Doctor Koren, I’m in agony. A few days ago, I was out golfing with my family and something went out in my back. I’ve been in bed for days. Yesterday I was…

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The Top Ten Mistakes Most “Anti-vaxxers” Make

Someone asked in an online discussion group, “What mistakes do anti-vaxxers make?” I’m sure the below answers I gave to that obviously leading question were not expected. So, for your review, here are, in my humble opinion, the top ten mistakes most anti-vaxxers make. 10. Anti-vaxxers often fail to point out that deaths from childhood…

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Stroke Takes Luke Perry Suddenly

Actor Luke Perry, 52, died after a massive stroke, on March 4, 2019. He was a star in the shows Beverly Hills 90210 and Riverdale and left behind a grieving family and many saddened fans. Why would such a relatively young person have a deadly stroke? Were there any warning signs? Could it have been…

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A Breakthrough in Locating Secret Stress: The Discovery of Koren Specific Technique (KST)

Discovering KST: I had no intention of doing this I was doing pretty well in my profession. In addition to a successful practice, I revolutionized chiropractic patient education when I created Koren Publications. Finally, the chiropractic profession had scientifically-referenced, easy-to-read and attractive patient literature. The profession loved it – over 100 million brochures, booklets, posters…

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Is Alex Trebek in Jeopardy?

Alex Trebek, 78, is the popular host of Jeopardy. With over 10 million viewers Jeopardy is one of the most successful game shows of all time. But most important right now, Mr. Trebek isn’t hosting a game; his life is in danger. On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Mr. Trebek revealed that he’s been diagnosed with…

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Cancer is Natural, So is the Cure

Cancer: From rare to epidemic When I speak before groups I like to ask the question, “By a show of hands, how many people here have had their lives touched by cancer?” Nearly everyone raises their hand. My hand is raised as well. And yet, were I to have asked that question a hundred years…

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Vaccination, a Pediatrician and My Car

I Really Was Minding My Own Business … Vaccination Ignorance The car dealership was a busy place with two waiting rooms in the service area: one for those who want quiet, one for those who want to talk and watch TV. (Who would have thought that a discussion about childhood vaccination would occur?) I was…

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Discovering Chiropractic

Hello, Pain Control Center – Discovering Chiropractic “Hello, pain control center.” “Yes, I’m calling for my father.” “Would he like to make an appointment?” “Yes, my father had an accident and feels that you might be able to help him.” “What kind of accident?” “He says that he was bent down in a stooped position…

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