This past week, we learned of a 28-year old man with a sore neck who tried to get relief by stretching it. Little did he know that he had weaknesses in several arteries in his neck and when he twisted his head "just right", he ripped several of them in two and suffered a serious stroke.
Fortunately, very quick medical intervention allowed him to survive. However, he spent 4 days in intensive care and then, remained in the hospital for a considerable amount of time to get therapy to treat his numbness, weakness, problems with walking, and double vision.
Apparently, the stroke affected critical nerves associated with vision. He wore an eye patch for several months.
Amazingly, for two straight weeks, he suffered from violent hiccups which erupted because of the location of the stroke.
Currently, he can live independently and gets around without a cane or a walker, but reportedly "feels different".
The attending doctors indicated that they had seen this "kind of stroke before and worse from professional chiropractic manipulations".
Perhaps regular "therapeutic" massages may benefit your stiff muscles.
Wonder if those products were tested and deemed safe by the FDA? Of course not! Who's got time for that kind of thinking?
Well, they haven't tested them. As it turns out, it takes only a few minutes for those chemicals to absorb into your skin and end up in your bloodstream. Uh oh.
Now, there's no evidence yet that they're doing any harm, but the amount of sunscreen chemicals that get into your bloodstream shoot above the FDA's "trigger" level for further safety testing.
Many of these chemicals remain in the bloodstream for days.
The only two ingredients used in sunscreens have been determined to be safe are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
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