Greetings from Dr. Betsy

Hello! I’d like to welcome you all to our first Blog! Everyone here is very excited about this new blogging adventure. To be able to share information with our community and get the word out about alternative health care has been a goal of Bartlett Chiropractic since day one! And now this Blog will make that a reality. To get started, I’d like to tell you about a book that I think is a valuable resource of those people who are interested in natural health care.
Nutrition Response Testing has helped me so much personally and also my family, we have had so many benefits from this program, I wish everyone could experience it. There is a new book out about Nutrition Response Testing: The Great Health Heist by, Paul J. Rosen, J.D., L.AC.
This is a wonderful book. It’s full of truths you would never find out in normal circumstances. This is a book with information you have to seek to find. These are things that EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW but its being suppressed by the AMA, FDA, and USDA. Not to mention their financial backers. Your health (or lack of!) is bought and paid for, and your options are decided for you. You need to take your health into your own hands and out of the doctors’. It’s your body, and regardless of what you’ve been told and made to think, you still make the decisions.
I hope you all will buy this book. I can give you snippets of information on the blog and help you find places to learn more, but ultimately, it’s up to you to take control of your health. If you want real information, I’ll help you find it. I don’t have time to sit down with everyone and discuss what’s going on in the healthcare / food business today. I try to give you a start, and these blogs will help more, but I encourage you to do your own research. Seek to find the truth. Don’t accept what you see on the news and live in fear of what’s going to happen. Take control of your life by learning what’s going on underneath what’s being shown to you.
Margarine has been pushed and pushed by the media and everyone else these last few decades, later on in this blog, you’ll learn why, and how the AMA (they get to sell more drugs) and FDA (the people who tell you foods are safe – they get paid off) are both benefiting from it.
The Great Health Heist can help you learn the truth about health in an easy-to-understand way. This is written for people who need easy to digest information. I hope everyone will get one and also I hope you give them to your friends and family. What better gift is there than the gift of a chance at a pain free, disease free, anxiety free, energy-filled, healthy life. How could you give a better gift than that?
Enjoy the blog, and those to come,
Yours in good health!
Dr. Betsy J. Bartlett

From Olivia

Hello Everyone!
I’m really happy to be doing this blog. The main components of this first one are from an old newsletter we put out a couple years ago. But the information is still valid and the websites are active. I’ve added a few things, of course, because that’s what I do. The information about Raw Milk that you see later on is current. We go visit Simeon about every two weeks come hell or high water (or bad weather, as its been lately) for our milk. I’m telling you, the taste is incomparable. And its effects on the body are enough to warrant their own blog! That’s idea, come to think of it…
Anyway, Welcome. Check out our Bio’s to learn more about us. I think mine is kind of brief, but the talent to be succinct is one that should be exercised often. I look forward to answering questions and taking requests for topics for future blogs, so, please email me! Enjoy the rest of this (back-issued) blog.

Things to Know

  • Phenolic Ellagic Acid in Pomegranates is a potent anti-cancer agent.

    In a study of older men with prostate cancer the acid caused cancer cells to die. The ingredients of the Pomegranate are also effective against high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis and heart disease.

  • Got Rats?

    In a long suppressed research study by the Institute of Nutrition of the Russian Academy of Medical Services, rats were fed Genetically Modified (GM) potatoes. The rats subsequently developed tumors and serious kidney, liver, and large intestine damage.

  • Laetrile, an Apricot-pit based supplement, is illegal in the United States because of its effect on cancer.

    Natural Health anthropologist and author John Heinerman said that in tests done by Dr. Kanematsu Suguira at Sloan-Kettering, Laetrile “had a definite inhibitory effect on lung cancer,” but officials at Sloan-Kettering told the press that “all tests with Laetrile turned out to be negative.”

  • Virus sprayed Lunch Meats. Believe it or not, it’s real!

    The FDA has approved the spraying of luncheon meats, poultry, hot dogs, etc. with a film of viruses. Since most of regular supermarket meat & poultry comes from unhealthy and unsanitary mass feeding lots, the viruses are supposed to kill the bacteria infesting the food supply. Yum yum!

Anti-Depressants: You are only partially informed.

Reports of Antidepressant-related acts of violence keep surfacing on a regular basis. But these media reports are just the tip of the iceberg. There have been some 1,600 incidents during the last 15 years that have been linked to mind-altering drugs like Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Paxil, Prozac, Lexapro, Luvox, Remeron, etc. For details visit:

The Big ‘C’

Caffeine is the “drug of choice” for 90% of Americans. How does it affect the body? According to cancer researcher, Dr. Bruce Ames, coffee is the Number 2 cause of cancer today.
Coffee is a mind-altering stimulant that produces a surge of nervous energy, only to leave its victims exhausted, irritable, short-tempered, depressed, and nutritionally depleted. Caffeine is converted into uric acid helping to turn the body into an “acid bag” (low pH level), which is the cause of painful gout, arthritis, and other joint and muscle pains.
It stimulates the brain cortex, which can cause poor balance, racing heart, poor memory, fatigue, hand tremors, anxiety, hostility, headaches, dehydration, and many other disorders. The link between coffee and osteoporosis, high blood pressure, poor circulation, miscarriages, breast cancer, and raised blood sugar levels is irrefutable. These are only the short term effects.
Another coffee chemical – Methylxanthine – actually alters the protoplasm of cells in concentrated amounts, and may remain there for life. They cause gene-altering changes which can be seen in offspring. Dr. Agatha Thrash comments in “Poison with a Capital C” thus: “It is frightening to contemplate that such a widespread habit is most surely weakening the entire human race and causing permanent loss of certain facilities of the mind, or resistance to disease through mutation damage of chromosomes!”
Decaffeinated coffee has also at least 100 potentially harmful chemical components.
Luckily there are several different coffee substitutes, which are quite delicious, check them out at Earthsongs: Teeccino, Cafix, Pero, and Roma.

Pass the Butter!!!

Toss the Margarine!

Although butter has been given a bad rap by the AMA and FDA, recent research shows that grandma was right all along. Virtually all ingredients in butter deliver remarkable health benefits.
Butter from free-range (grass-fed) cows contains CLA (conjugated linolenic acid) which protects from cancer and heart disease and assists in reducing excess fat and building lean muscle. Other ingredients found in butter help to normalize cholesterol levels. Also found in butter is the anti-arthritis & anti-stiffness Wulzen factor, named after its discoverer, Dutch researcher Dr. Rosalind Wulzen. Another crucial ingredient is what Dr. Price called the “Activator X” which enhances the absorption of vitamins.
Butter contains saturated fat, which is needed for energy, hormone production, the absorption of certain nutrients, and many other important biological functions. Butter has anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-tumor properties. Recent non-AMA/FDA research indicates that at least 50% of our dietary fat should be saturated. Coconut oil is saturated, and considered to be one of the healthiest fats. Polynesian islanders who depend heavily on coconut oil are among the healthiest people on Earth.
Butter was doing all right for centuries until the mad food scientists and their financial backers with big dollar signs in their eyes got into the game. After massive brain washing of the American public, Margarine sales went through the roof, as did arteriosclerosis, heart disease, and heart attacks. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed what can happen if people think they know better than Mother Nature. When the population in some areas of India switched from their traditional Ghee (clarified butter) to margarine and refined, polyunsaturated vegetable oils, their heart disease rate increased up to 1,500%. A Harvard study monitored the diet of 8,500 women. After a period of eight years they compared the diets of those women who developed heart disease with the diet of those who did not, and found a definite link between trans-fats from margarine and heart disease.
Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had invested their money in margarine put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back. It was a white, tasteless substance with no food appeal so they added butter coloring and flavoring.
Hydrogenation generates trans-fats, but gives margarine a very long shelf-life. Margarine increases the bad LDL cholesterol and lowers the good HDL cholesterol, increases the risk of cancer up to five fold, decreases immune and insulin response and lowers the quality of breast milk. And here is another part that is very disturbing: Margarine is only one molecule away from being plastic. Let a tub of margarine sit uncovered in your garage. Within a few days you will notice a couple of things. No flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it. It does not rot or get smelly because it has no nutritional value. Nothing will grow on it because it’s almost plastic.
Folks, its time to move ahead to the past. Join the unhooked generation and toss your margarine or any of its infamous, ‘designer spread’ cousins. Hydrogenated fats like margarine are toxic and should be avoided at any cost.
Although regular pasteurized super market butter beats margarine hands down, the best butter is of course raw and organic from free-range cows. Raw milk contains heat-sensitive nutrients like folic acid and vitamins B6 C, as well as enzymes and beneficial bacteria that are killed in the pasteurization process. Unpasteurized organic butter is available at some health food stores. An alternative mail order source is Organic Pastures at: 877-729-6455. For additional sources do a web search for “Raw Butter.”
For more information on Raw Milk visit to find a provider in your area! We visit Simeon Yoder at Swampcrest Jerseys Farm in Berlin PA. If anyone is interested, he is listed on the Real Milk website. The milk he sells is raw, from grass fed cows, and only about $3.60 a gallon! He also sells raw cheese that has been aged for 60 days in Colby and Jack.
If you’re interested in someone more local, Sally Seeder has goats milk that is for sale seasonally and her number is 822-7333.

Hear What People are Saying

I stayed really tired all the time. I could take a nap any time of day and it never helped. I have to take a lot of medication because I have had kidney transplants. One of my medications makes my skin bruise really easily, but that has improved. I have improved 100%. I have a lot more energy and never need a nap. My swelling in my feet and legs has improved a lot. I had blood work done recently and my kidneys are functioning better than they ever have!
– Bill S.
Before I started NRT, I came for an evaluation and Dr. Betsy found out that my constant back pain was coming from my colon. My legs were going numb a lot and I was tired all the time. I was amazed to find that when my colon got cleaned out my back pain and leg numbness went away. I feel a lot better and I am very glad I came. I’ve sent my whole family!
– Brenda S.
Every time I went to my regular doctor, she was finding more things wrong with me and kept putting me on more prescriptions. I felt so bad and tired from being on so many drugs that I couldn’t stand by myself. I felt like there was no hope and there was no help for me. Now I feel better than I have in a long time. I haven’t taken any medication for 2 years and I still have my blood work done to see how I’m doing and everything is working just like it should.
– Deb W.

Thank you!

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