DIABETES – PREVENTION & ELIMINATION

There is abundant evidence revealing that, if you have Diabetes Type II, you do not have to live with it or just contol it.  YOU CAN GET RID OF IT!

IT IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT TO WATCH YOUR WEIGHT

THAN TO WATCH YOUR BLOOD SUGARS.

THE ANSWER:  Say NO to SAD – the Standard American Diet which is 87% refined foods and animal products.  Say YES to a 90% Whole Food Plant-based Lifestyle (Vegetables, Fruit, Beans, Nuts & Seeds).  You can still have the foods you are used to….. but only 10%…..

Here is what happens:   As your weight increases, your body develops a resistance to your insulin, which causes your blood sugar to rise.  This causes your body to produce even more insulin applying stress to your pancreas.  The increase in insulin causes your body to store more fat and thus you develop more resistance to the insulin you are producing.  It is a vicious cycle causing the pancreas to overwork, fatigue and give out.  When this happens, the blood sugars continue to rise out of control and, before you know it, you have diabetes.

THE GOOD NEWS IS… THIS IS ENTIRELY REVERSIBLE….

As you increase the nutrients and fiber in your diet with a Whole Food Plant-Based Lifestyle, your weight starts to drop and the insulin in your body begins to function properly.  This reduces the stress on your pancreas which allows it to repair and as your weight continues to drop to a normal weight, your body’s production of insulin is normalized and your blood sugars are normalized.

MEDICAL NOTE:  Be sure to check with your physician if you are on Diabetic medications before you try this program and before you attempt to reduce your medication.  Change your medication only under the guidance of your medical doctor.  If you make these changes while on your med’s without monitoring them medically, you may end up with complications from excessive insulin in your body.  So, be sure to keep your doctor on board.

DAY 21 – CONGRATULATIONS!!! You’ve made it!!! What to do now….

If you just completed the SP Purification Program and have not had a consultation with me, please call the office to schedule an appointment, either at the office or over the phone.  In the meantime, ask yourself these questions… and consider these options…

o   How did things go for you?

o   Did you achieve the goals you set out to achieve?

o   Where would you like your current health direction to go?

o   Do you wish to stay on the program?   Yes – No                              How Long?

o   Do you want to re-introduce any foods?  Yes – No

o   What foods do you want to introduce?

o The healthiest foods to re-introduce are:

   §  Hummis

   §  Beans

   §  Eggs

   §  Meat (Organic Free-Range)

   §  Raw Nuts (be very careful on portion control – just enough to fit in the palm of your hand)

o A good food to add is Goat Yogurt (plain) from Trader Joe’s (you can add in the fruit)

§  Foods to watch very carefully are:

§  Bread

§  Pasta

§  Cereal

§  Milk

§  Cheese

§  FOODS TO AVOID CONTINUE TO BE:

§  Wine

§  Beer

§  Sugar

§  Caffiene

§  White Rice, white bread, white pasta…

 

o   RE-INTRODUCTION OF YOUR FOODS

o   ROTATE –

§  start a new food group every three days

§  Watch for any changes in

·        Your energy

·        Your overall sense of well-being

·        Your sleeping

·        Your bowel movements

·        Your digestion

o   Indigestion / heartburn / gas

o   FOOD RE-INTRODUCTION JOURNAL

§  Make notes of the food you re-introduced, when you introduced it and what, if any, changes you noted

o   WEIGHT-LOSS

o   To maximize your weight loss, keep on the same food program

o   Ok to increase protein servings to 2-4 per day

o   Coleus Forte is a helpful “fat burner” to add to your program

o   SUPPLEMENTS

o   BASIC

             §  MULTIPLE                        Catalyn                                              3-3

§  MINERALS                        Trace Minerals B12                      3-3

§  OILS                                    Tuna Fish Oil                                  2-2

o   ADDITIONS

§  Do you want to keep drinking your shake daily?

·        SP Complete Shake        1 shake per day                             

§  How are your bowel movements?

·        Gastrofiber or Whole Food fiber                                          

·        GF                                                                                     3-3

·        WFF                                                                                 1 scoop / day

§  Do you want additional aid for weight loss?

·        Coleus Forte                                                                     2/day                 

§  If you want extra protection against breast cancer you can add

·        Black Currant Seed (GLA)                                               2/day                    

o   DO YOU HAVE ANY HEALTH CONCERNS YOU WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE?

o   You can schedule a private consultation with me to discuss these concerns

o   No charge

o   FOLLOW-UP

o   Check in with Lisa or Susie once / month when you pick up your supplements

o   I am always available for private consultation for your assistance

Chiropractic Care in Henderson, NV (702) 451-0480

At the Green Valley Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care for our patients.

Call us at (702) 451-0480 to schedule appointment

Visit our office at
2720 North Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, NV 89014-2132

See our website for more information
https://www.chiropractorshenderson.com

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Diet for a Herniated Disc – Heal through Nutrition

images (19)Chiropractic treatment plans also include diets for herniated discs. A herniated disc is a back condition that occurs when one of the spongy discs that cushion the vertebrae breaks open or bulges. The condition is also known as a ruptured or slipped disc.

As discussed the spine is made up of 24 moveable vertebrae each of which is separated by a soft tissue like shock absorbers that are known as discs.  A traumatized disc inflames painfully. If it is left as it is it can often lead to disc degeneration or bulging. This can irritate the sensitive nerves that pass through the spinal column and is where the pain is at its absolute worst.

While a herniated disc can occur in any part of the spine it is more common in the back. You can prevent yourself from ever having to suffer from a herniated disc if you include the following in your diet –

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Foods that are rich in omega 3 fatty acids have the ability to form collagen which the body uses to prevent or repair any damage to cartilage or discs that is caused by inflammation.

Glucosamine Sulfate

This nutrient is naturally found in the body and is important for the repair and maintenance of collagen which is the primary component of discs. It needs glucosamine sulfate to create the chemicals that it needs to repair cartilage, ligaments, tendons and synovial fluid that bathe the spinal joints and occurs naturally in the body.

Fiber

Include this nutrient in your diet and you will do your digestion a huge favor. Fiber smoothens out the digestive process and prevents any strain on discs that may place pressure on the abdomen. It also heals the spine at the cellular level. Super foods that contain fiber include shellfish such as crab, fish, prawns and oysters. Other food items that are rich in fiber include fruits and veggies such as beets, stewed or fresh tomatoes, red peppers, black as well as blueberries. Soy products such as tofu, soy cheese and soy milk also contain a high amount of the protein.

Every type of food you consume impacts your health. Give your body the chance to heal faster by watching what you eat. Your back will be better off for it and prevent any herniated disc from cramping (pun intended) your style.

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Chiropractic for Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD)

8274285848_a550a961f8_oThe Basics of Chiropractic

Chiropractic involves a hands-on treatment of musculoskeletal concerns by focusing on the structure of the body and paying close attention to the spine. Adopting a high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) therapeutic stance, it is a popular choice for problems of back and neck pain. A high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) involves a short but quick thrust of pressure to a selected skeletal joint.

Chiropractic and the Neck

Several studies indicate the effectiveness of this technique for alleviating neck problems. When seventy patients underwent different treatments for their neck pain, with a handful of them receiving the chiropractic HVLA manipulation, results indicated the success of HVLA thrusts in reducing neck pain when at rest and increasing the range of cervical motion.

Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD)

Causes

Car accident is the most common cause for a WAD. At the time of a motor collision, the body is unprepared to save you from the sudden jerk. A sudden head movement results in an acceleration and deceleration of the neck. This can lead to several different types of injuries, ranging from minor strains to permanent damage.

Spillover Effects

When the soft tissues, ligaments, nerves and muscles in the neck suffer any injuries, the pain diffuses through to the shoulders and the upper arm. Several people also suffer from neck stiffness after reading in bed at a stretch. Neck pain can also be caused by a bad posture or an extended period of severe mental stress.

Treatment

Neck related concerns are one of the main reasons people opt for chiropractic care. If WAD is not cared for, it can result in long term health related issues such as severe aches and soreness in the neck. When under chiropractic care, manual therapy is utilized where force is exerted physically to treat the joint structures and tissues for ease and relieve the pain.

With the use of tables that are highly specialized, the patient is made to comfortably lie down and the HVLA manipulation is adopted. The techniques involve applying a specific amount of force to the area of concern or by holding the client’s head to rotate it. Controlled and careful rotation of the neck can lessen the pain, eventually curing the neck condition. Mostly it is advisable to not rotate the neck more than 50 degrees.

During the procedure the patient can either be seated on a stool or might be asked to lie on a specialized table. The table comprises of cushions enabling the patient to lie down in a comfortable position. Based on the severity of the whiplash, the practitioner massages the neck in the direction of the stiffness.

The above is a brief overview of how chiropractic practitioners adopt techniques to reduce neck pain cause by a WAD.

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The Power of Purification – Healthy Lifestyle Class

Spondylolysis and Lower Back Pain

385px-Spinal_column_curvature_2011Spondylolysis is one of many conditions that chiropractic practices have to deal with. The condition occurs due to a weakness in the section of the vertebrae that is known as pas interaticularis. This is a thin piece of bone that is responsible for connecting the lower and upper portion of the facet joints. These join in the vertebrae’s upper and lower section to form a comprehensive network of bone that allows the spine to move.

The defect can lead to small fractures in the spine that cause certain vertebrae to slip out of place.

Some chiropractic practices say that Spondylolysis is a hereditary disease especially considering infants who are born with a thin vertebrae, a condition that puts them at a higher risk for fractures.   Repetitive trauma to the lower back may also cause the pars interarticularis to weaken over time.

Symptoms

Those who have spondylolysis do not experience any symptoms and which is exactly why they might not be aware of it once it does occur. Low back pain is the most common symptom once the pain from the condition spreads. It feels like a muscle in the lower back has been sprained and usually gets worse with exercise or activity. It can also occur during a teenager’s growth spurt after puberty which is why the typical age of a person who acquires the condition is usually between 15 to 16 years.

The condition usually occurs in 3 to 4% of the population and is the most common cause of lower back pain in children or people below the age of 26. Spondylolysis is more common in kids or teenagers who take part in vigorous activities that over extend their spines such as weightlifting, gymnastics and football.

Treatment

The condition calls for a more conservative approach. Chiropractic care of Spondylolysis would aim to reduce the pain, let the fracture heal and help return the patient to normal activities. Patients are also advised to refrain from any vigorous physical activities such as exercise or sports to help them heal faster. Treatments for severe cases often involve the use of a back brace or support which helps stabilize the back and prevent lower back pain to aid the healing process.

The condition might not be preventable in some cases however certain steps can be taken to reduce the risk of fractures in the lower back.

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Take Care of Mother Earth

cloud-cotton-balls (1)We really only get one chance at this life and what we do will affect generations to come. There are a lot of things that my forefathers have done that I wish they’d done differently because now I feel as if I’m cleaning up their mess.

And if you were to ask me to be honest, I’d say, “I’m done! You suck at taking care of this planet.”

But then, after I was done venting, I would admit that the problem isn’t going to go away and that I have to do something to fix the problem.

Remember the commercial with the Indian who saw all the trash floating down the rivers and along the highways and the last clips were of a single tear coursing down his cheek? Did that impact you the way it did for me?

If so, then the commercial worked. And while it was a little bit of emotional blackmail, in this case I don’t mind.

Seriously folks, we get one chance with Mother Earth here and we have to take care of her. We have threats of global warming echoing across the news-waves every five minutes, and threats of radiation and radioactive weapons being created daily. There are the reports of polar ice-cap reductions, Antarctica glaciers melting. One species is now off the extinction list, but another one now will be no more.

This feels a little overwhelming, and yet, we can’t stop because we feel overwhelmed. Our ancestors didn’t have the knowledge we have. Using plastic bags and plastic rings to hold six-packs of beer and soda together sounded like a good idea in the lab but no one ever considered that wildlife might suffer because we needed convenience.

What do we do?

As Mahatma Ghandi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

How, exactly do we do this? Obviously many of the things that have been done were due to the sincere belief that it was good for the world…and it wasn’t. How do we know what we’re doing is good?

Start at home. Remember that sign from last summer at the National Park? It said, “Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures.”

Can you do the same thing at home?

Maybe not. But we can try. Look at what is thrown away at your home. Can you reduce this? Can you reuse anything? Can you recycle what you can’t use? If so, do so.

Fix what needs fixing rather than throwing it away and buying something new. Eliminate clutter by giving away things you no longer use, but someone else can. Make your home look like a place you want to return to. It seems like common sense, and yet many of us leave our homes in a state of chaos and turmoil.

Is it any wonder we’re stressed and looking for a way out? Stress can be alleviated through yoga – even the elderly can do yoga! There are many ways to handle stress but one way is to prevent it. Consider what is outside your own immediate realm and work to change it – fix it – make it better.

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Take Your Kids to a Chiropractor

kid8118About Chiropractic care

Chiropractic care has become very popular among parents with kids who suffer from back pain. While conventional treatments continue to be used and provide results, there is more to chiropractic than just alleviating back pains. Many health complications can occur in a child which may go undiagnosed. It is essential to achieve proper development for kids, and chiropractic care aims to serve that.

Take Your Child to a Chiropractor

The methods and treatment plan of chiropractic care in children has been proven as being safer than conventional treatment. Chiropractic treatments involve adjustment and aligning of the spinal cord through hands and by stimulating muscles. It seeks to improve range of motion and bodily functions by relieving back and neck pain. However, regular visits to a chiropractor can improve general health and, on the long run, promote well being and vitality.

Effective chiropractic treatment on children:

  • Encourages neural development ( brain and nerves)
  • Improves the child’s immunity
  • Assists in dealing with irritable baby syndrome and colic
  • Helps in dealing with behavioral disorders
  • Improves immunity and prevents injuries
  • Helps in relieving breathing problems and allergies
  • Assists in sleeping disorders and bed wetting issues
  • Improves posture
  • Increases concentration

Better Alternative

Research has shown chiropractic care as a better alternative over conventional treatments in many ways. Conventional treatments like surgeries and prescription drugs are known to provide a temporary solution to back pain. Chiropractic care, on the other hand, is a non-invasive method that addresses the whole body of a child. It does not involve any use of medications or spinal surgery.

Conventional treatments can be expensive, and on many occasions go uncovered by medical insurance. However, a chiropractic treatment is highly recommended by medical experts, and is cost effective as well. There are also potential fall backs and side effects of getting a spinal surgery or medicinal use in such an early age. These may lead to development of disorders, addictions, and health complications later on in the child’s life. Studies and personal experiences of parents show that chiropractic care is much safer with very few and mild, to no side effects at all.

Makes the Difference

Every parent wishes their child reaches milestones like first steps, first words, and first day at school, etc. in optimum health. Chiropractic care seeks to promote proper development in children to ensure they grow up healthy and strong.

 

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