April 11, 2019

Why Anti-Vaccine? Part 3

Articles by Dr. Erdman are for informational purposes, and are not to be taken as specific medical advice.


For a third article in a row, I’m going to go back to the immunology and immunization debate.  We have gone into great detail on the subject of how your immune system responds with natural exposure to a disease versus a vaccination. 

Now, we’ll look at the starting point of your immune response. The care of the mother and the initial care of the infant play a huge role in the health of the baby. We all know that don’t we? Significant new research is showing that we haven’t known the half of it!

March 28, 2019

Why Anti-Vaccine? Part 2

Articles by Dr. Erdman are for informational purposes, and are not to be taken as specific medical advice.


As we continue to look at the science of the immune system, we will see why immunizations are not a normal part of the process, and why they have no part in keeping you healthy.  Your body recognizes a shot for what it is, a poisonous invader, yet the response is completely different from a naturally acquired invasion of the same disease.

Did you know that 80% of your immune system is in your gut? All of the bacteria in your body are called the Bionome. You can control the 80% in your gut; the other 20% is beyond your control, for good or bad. As science learns more about our defense mechanisms, they are realizing that antibodies to disease are but a small part of our lines of defense. Unfortunately, antibody titers are all that conventional medicines approach to disease control cares about. A TH1 response occurs in reaction to naturally obtained infectious diseases.   A TH2 occurs with vaccines and with a few other areas of body responses, like toxin and allergy mediation.

March 14, 2019

Why Anti- Vaccine? Part 1

Articles by Dr. Erdman are for informational purposes, and are not to be taken as specific medical advice.


Since the recent outbreak of measles all over the country, I have been getting a lot of questions about immunizations.    There are many scientific reasons that I am in the anti-vaccine crowd.  Today, the pressure is intense for state and federal governments to step in and start demanding compulsory vaccinations, denying you any choice in the matter.  The following series of article should give anyone, who can still think critically, pause for such action.  Vaccinations do not confer immunity like they tell us they do.  This is not simply a dogmatic belief of mine and many others, it is based in scientific evidence that really cannot be disputed.  If you have reproducible evidence to the contrary, beliefs do not matter.

February 28, 2019

Can Exercises Be Bad?

Articles by Dr. Erdman are for informational purposes, and are not to be taken as specific medical advice.


This article is going to be short and simple to make a direct point about exercises that are bad for many people with back pain.

I would estimate that close to 80% of low back disc pain patients, either with or without sciatica or buttock pain, have a flexion intolerant back. This means they have a disc injury which is exacerbated by bending the low back forward.

I’ve learned people often create or reinforce pain in their bodies performing incorrect or unsuitable daily movements. For those with flexion intolerant lower backs, they must avoid forward bending exercises in the early stages of healing. This includes toe touching, crunches, pulling the knees to the chest, laying on the back and twisting a knee to the side, sitting and toe touching. The absolute worst thing we do is sit too much.  Sitting IS lumbar flexion which can create the exact pain you are trying to rid yourself of!

February 14, 2019

Chronic Pain Part 2

Articles by Dr. Erdman are for informational purposes, and are not to be taken as specific medical advice.


As we saw in the last article, there are many causes of chronic pain from prescription painkillers to Lyme disease. Most chronic pain patients have no idea where to start to search for help. Unfortunately, most doctors are just as clueless.

A study of European and American medical colleges found that most undergraduate medical colleges have no mandatory courses for studying pain. Even the ones that do have compulsory courses, they represent just twelve hours of credit in the total six year program. Unfortunately, my quick review of chiropractic colleges did not show any better results. When physicians are presented with chronic pain patients, their first response is to resort to what they know: prescription drugs. We know from many studies and common sense that prescription pain killers to nothing to affect the underlying cause of chronic pain.

January 31, 2019

Chronic Pain Part 1

Articles by Dr. Erdman are for informational purposes, and are not to be taken as specific medical advice.


Coming into this New Year, many people are faced with the same old chronic pain of last year. It is estimated that some 100 million adults in the United States suffers from chronic pain. That is more people than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined.

There are many causes of chronic pain. Sometimes it is associated with a specific injury, event, or disease such as a back injury, infection, and arthritis. Other times, there is no clear medical cause, and the pain simply continues on for weeks to years. Low back pain, headaches, and nerve pains commonly fit into this category.

January 17, 2019

More Flu Panic!

Articles by Dr. Erdman are for informational purposes, and are not to be taken as specific medical advice.


Here we go again, the ‘flu season’ is here. These articles on the flu are a broken record. Every year we hear the same misinformation from our wonderful government agencies, and it’s reported like gospel in the media. The USA is officially in a flu panic right now. The CDC (again) reports the worst flu pandemic in a decade. Didn’t we just hear that about the avian flu a few years ago? They urge any and all living beings to be vaccinated yet again.

How many years of hearing this baloney will it take for people to realize the flu vaccine is becoming quite the laughing stock. The most recent article on Saturday, January 12, 2013, in The Daily Item, says this season’s vaccine is “well matched… and still available.” Jump for joy? The next line says, “It is 62% effective… which is pretty good for a flu vaccine.” What? The gospel message is that if you get the shot, you won’t get the disease, right? So, if 62% is a good year, what is a bad year? In school, that’s a failing grade.

January 03, 2019

Dental Health and Wellness

Articles by Dr. Erdman are for informational purposes, and are not to be taken as specific medical advice.


Did you know your mouth is the gateway to total body wellness? There are thousands of studies that link oral disease to systemic (whole body) disease.

Inflammation is a known disease causing force that leads to chronic illness. Gum disease and other oral diseases produce chronic low grade inflammation that can affect any major organ system in the body.

Advanced gum disease can raise your risk of fatal heart attack by up to 10 times. There is a 700 percent higher incidence of Type 2 diabetes among those with gum disease.