WELCOME TO A NEW LIFE!!!

Congratulations on successfully completing the 21-day Purification Program.  The key now is to incorporate what you have learned during this liver detoxification into your daily life.

Over the past week we have suggested an approach to re-introducing foods.  To assist in identifying potential food reactions, we have assembled a table adapted from Basics of Food Allergies, by Dr. James Breneman.

This table correlates allergic reactions with common offenders including the frequency of the time interval between when the food is eaten and when the symptoms begin to appear.  One can see that some reactions such as heartburn may occur very shortly after eating a particular food offender and other reactions may not present for days.  These reactions can be very difficult to assess and often go incorrectly diagnosed.  Unless there is some suspicion and some type of thorough evaluation, such reactions can be ascribed to many things other than the real cause.

Download the table from our website and keep it handy as you reintroduce foods.  Enjoy!

www.purificationsupport.com/email/food-reactions.pdf

Supplement Regimen for Post-Purification

If you have not already begun your regular supplement regimen during the final week of the purification program, you should do so today.  At a minimum, you should be adding a whole food multi-vitamin such as Catalyn to your daily diet.  If your goal is weight loss, remember there are additional supplements which you should also begin taking (review Weight Loss tips from Days 8-10).  Ask Dr. Roles to recommend the right supplements for you.

Catalyn

6 tablets per day

When Should I Do the Program Again?

It is recommended that you go through the 21-day purification program at least once every 12 months.  However, several patients find that they prefer to go through it once every 6 months, as it helps them to ‘reset’ and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Reminder

Take it slow when reintroducing foods.  The key is to not overdo it!

Dr. Craig Roles

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Benjamin Franklin

The key to good health is consulting with your health care professional on a regular basis…not simply when you do not feel good.  Dr. Roles is available to assist you with any questions you may have about losing weight, improving your immune system, developing a healthy diet, etc.  Take advantage of this valuable resource.

Green Valley Chiropractic & Wellness Center

2720 Green Valley Parkway

Henderson, NV  89014

702-451-0480

www.chiropractorhenderson.com

 

Disc Injuries -Thoracic Disc Herniation and Chiropractors

290644114_fa50ce417aThe demanding activities and tasks at the workplace and the lifting of heavy objects at home, causes pain in the back and neck region of the body, which if not treated appropriately, can result in serious disc injuries. Thoracic spine herniation is a medical condition, for which chiropractic offers effective treatment methods.

What Is Thoracic Disc Herniation?

Thoracic disc herniation is a type of disc injury in which the upper back region of the body is affected and a tingling pain permeates throughout the affected area. In some cases, the patient might feel pain in his chest and rib cage, which might be because of the pressure exerted on the nerves in the area.

The thoracic spine of the body consists of 12 vertebra, referred to by doctors as T1 to T12. The thoracic spine begins at the base of the neck, and continues until the end of the rib cage, where the T12 vertebra joins with the first vertebra of the lumbar region.

Thoracic disc herniation is a medical condition caused by the bulging or swelling of the pulpous and nerve material, located in the center of the disc. The material squeezes out of its narrow space and becomes exposed. The pressure exerted by the disc on the exposed nerves causes extreme pain to the individual which hampers him in engaging in different everyday activities.

Disc generation is also a probable cause of thoracic disc herniation, as the disc experiences wear and tear due to age and strenuous usage. This medical condition is more likely to develop in individuals who are in the 40 to 60 year age bracket.

Medical professionals conduct MRI scans in order to determine that there is no pressure and damage to the spinal cord because of the degeneration of the disc. In extreme cases, where the herniated disc exerts pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves, an individual can even suffer from a paralysis in the lower region of the body.

If the disc herniation is more to the side, it might cause pressure or impingement on the nerve root, causing pain in the abdomen and chest walls. In other cases, the pressure on the nerves might cause a combination of different symptoms ranging from upper back pain to tingling sensations all down the spine.

Chiropractic and Disc Injuries

Chiropractic offer non-invasive treatment methods for different spine, neck and disc injuries. They provide services for joint adjustment and relief from various musculoskeletal disorders.  Chiropractic is gaining popularity for effective treatment of different painful muscle strains and disorders.

 

Image used under Creative Commons Licensing: the neck thing. ouch. no really…ouch! by Beth Punches

DAY THREE – A MOST CRITICAL DAY!!!

This is the most critical day in your program…

It is VERY IMPORTANT to stick to your program 100%. 

Reminders

Remember, don’t cheat… hang in there!  Eating even a small amount of “unapproved food” can cause inflammation and slow down the results you will receive from this detoxification.  If you are getting too fatigued, make sure you are eating frequently and then try increasing the amount of Whey Protein in your shakes.  Also, as always, drink plenty of water.  This will help clear toxins faster and avoid constipation.

Constipation

If constipation occurs, INCREASE WATER / INCREASE VEGETABLES / EAT ONE WHOLE FRESH BEET DAILY

Retracing Old Injuries

Don’t be surprised if old symptoms you haven’t experienced in years begin to return during the program.  They should be of short duration and are considered a beneficial sign that your body is purging toxins and repairing underlying issues with your health.  Old injuries or conditions may resurface for anywhere from an hour to a day or more.  This theory is known as Homotoxicology and was developed by a German medical doctor named Dr. Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg.  If you would like to learn more about homotoxicology, we have assembled a short article for your reading.

http://www.purificationsupport.com/email/homotoxicology.pdf

In fact, one patient had an old wrist injury swell up during day two.  The interesting point is that she broke it almost 30 years ago.  There had been no swelling or problem of any kind noted in the 30 years since the original injury, however her body felt it necessary to bring heat, macrophages and other white blood cells in to perform long overdue repairs.  The swelling went back down to normal after a couple days.

 

Recipes of the DayMAGGIE’S SALAD DRESSING  (This is Susie’s favorite!!!)

 

  • 2 tsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 liter White Balsalmic Vinegar
  • 1/2 liter Water
  • 2 liters Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • Pinch of pepper

Garlic-Chili Roasted Broccoli

Ingredients: 

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

6 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon grill seasoning blend or grill creations

1 large head of broccoli, cut into thin long spears

Directions:

1.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

2.

Place olive oil, garlic, chili powder and grill seasoning in the bottom of a large bowl and add the broccoli spears.

3.

Coat broccoli evenly and place on a large nonstick baking sheet. 

4.

Roast broccoli until ends are crisp and brown and stalks are just tender, approximately 15 minutes.

Keep up the good work and No Cheating!

21 DAY FREEDOM PLAN

For all participants on the 21 DAY FREEDOM PLAN, Susie and I are very excited for you. We have had the chance to talk to most of you and discuss your goals and your strategies. This is an EXCITING TIME!!! If you have not had a one on one with me or with Susie, please call our office to schedule a time. We can do this on the phone or in the office. If you want to have blood tests taken, please let us know. I have a great rate for a complete $500 wellness panel for under $100. We can also make recommendations through your insurance. Check into by BLOG daily for encouragement, tips and recipes. If you on Facebook, check us out at www.facebook.com/chiropractorhenderson for fun, sharing, recipes….. WE START ON MONDAY…. TAKE THE TIME TO CLEAR YOUR KITCHEN… and call us anytime if you need.
GOD BLESS

Types of Back pain

Posterior_view_of_lumbar_region_for_electrostimulation_electrode_placementAs any good chiropractor would tell you, there is no single cause of back pain. This is because back pain can occur due to various reasons, and affect different areas. It is important that you have an understanding of the nature of your ailment before going to the chiropractor for treatment.

Location Of The Pain

Back pain is classified in two categories, depending on where the pain occurs.

Upper Back Pain

Pain in the upper back, shoulders or neck is termed as upper back pain. There can be certain causes of upper back pain, such as stretched tendons or damaged ligaments due to strenuous physical work. Upper back pains aren’t as common as lower back pains, and can be treated by taking pain relievers such as Paracetamol or by visiting a Chiropractor.

Lower Back Pain

Like the name suggests, lower back pains are directed at the base of the back, and occur due to the overstretching of muscles in the lower back or direct injury to that area. This pain can be caused by a variety of reasons, such as lifting something heavy or bending in an awkward position. Treatment for lower back pains is the same as for upper back pains.

Duration Of The Pain

Besides location, pain can also be classified according to duration.

Acute Back Pain

A short term pain, lasting from a few days to weeks, is called an acute back pain. There may be numerous causes of this pain, the most common being blunt trauma caused by Ankylosing spondilytis, arthritis or other medical conditions.

The symptoms of this pain can range from muscular aches and incorrect posture to shooting pains in the buttocks and back of the legs. Acute back pain can lead to serious problems, but is generally harmless, and most people tend to let it heal itself.

Chronic Back Pain

If the pain lasts for more than 3 months, it is termed as chronic back pain. The cause of chronic back pain can rarely be determined without the help of a Chiropractor or other medical professional. This long term pain gets progressively worse with time; immediate treatment is necessary to prevent further complications.

Now that you know what type of back pain you suffer from, you can act on them by looking up for home treatments online, or doing exercises which may stimulate the back. It is also recommended that you visit your nearest chiropractor who could suggest you treatment options.

 

Image used under Creative Commons Licensing: Posterior view of lumbar region for electrostimulation electrode placement.jpg

DAY FOUR – YOU ARE DOING GREAT!!!

“Where the determination is, the way can be found.” – George S. Clason

How Should I Feel Today?

If you have been feeling rough the last couple of days we have great news for you.  Today should be the beginning of your ‘reward’ for embarking on this intense program of detoxification.  The average patient begins to feel more energetic and vigorous on day four.  If you have experienced headaches as your body has released toxins, these should lessen in intensity.  You should feel your energy beginning to return and surpass your ‘normal’ levels.  Many have stated that they begin to experience energy levels that they have not had for many years.  As a bonus, you should also find that you are beginning to sleep better at night.

One key point to remember is that everyone detoxifies differently.  Some experience headaches.  Some experience shoulder or back pain.  Some experience an upset stomach.  These experiences vary in intensity and duration, but most important to keep in mind is that it is all part of the process.  If you experience anything that concerns you, remember that your health care professional is available to discuss this with you.

Weight Loss

The more you sweat, the more you detoxify and lose weight.  Remember, this can be achieved through exercise, but can also be enhanced through the use of a sauna, steam room, etc.  Whatever you do, don’t try to fast, it can turn down your metabolism and in fact keep you from losing weight.

Reminders

Make sure you are having 1-3 bowel movements each day during the program.  If not, make sure that you are drinking enough water.  Remember, you should be drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day.  CONSITPATION TIPS:   1)  DRINK MORE WATER    2) EAT MORE RAW VEGETABLES (especially celery…)  3)  EAT ONE WHOLE FRESH BEET (ok to steam)

above is from www.purificationsupport.com

Do you have a painful constric…

Do you have a painful constricted feeling in your neck, talk to us. We can help!

SLEEP – Myth of “Sleeping In”

Have you ever wanted to “catch up” with your sleep by sleeping in? Have you ever wanted to take the time to sleep a couple more hours just to make up for the lack of sleep this week?

Researchers have shown that “sleeping in” does not actually create the rest you want it to create. In fact, it can confuse your body as your internal clock tries to reset it’s daily pattern.

Here is the physiology.  Your Circadian Rhythm is your daily clock.  It helps your body by telling your body what time of the day it is, “body wise”. It is your internal clock.

Your internal clock starts as soon as light strikes your eyes in the morning. It starts your day. Now your body knows what to expect over the next 24 hours.  If you decide to sleep in a couple hours, your clock has to reset, and this can cause unrest in your body instead of the rejuvenation you were expecting to receive.  Your body has to now “reset” it’s internal clock according to the new time you woke up and can take days to get back into your daily rhythm.

In order to catch up with your sleep, try going to bed earlier and waking at the same time. This will allow your internal clock, your Circadian Rhythm, to continue undisturbed. Now you have successfully achieved the rest and rejuvenation you were looking for and your daily clock remains intact ready for another day.

Join us this Thursday, April 18, at 12:30 if you want to learn more about sleep and whole food nutrition. The class will be at my office: Green Valley Chiropractic & Wellness Center, 2720 Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, NV, 89014.  Please RSVP at 702/451-0480

 

 

DAY TEN – Tommorrow…. Meat!!!

FROM THE DOC –

I cannot believe the level of energy I am experiencing over the past two days.  My sleep is deep, my energy is high, my head is clear.  I always forget how GREAT I feel on this program.  My wife and I are making a LIFETIME COMMITMENT to continue “Eating to Live” instead of “Living to Eat”. 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR – THURSDAY – MARCH 18 – 6:30pm – COME TO OUR CLASS – “WHAT TO DO ON DAY 22” – Location: Green Valley Chiropractic & Wellness Center

We will be discussing the strategies to create a lifetime committment to wellness.  How to eat… what supplements to take… what to stay away from and why… how to introduce new foods….   AND – we will have many success stories to share.  It will be a GREAT NIGHT FOR THOSE NOT ON THE PROGRAM, to learn how they too can benefit.

Here is today’s EMAIL SUPPORT from www.purificationsupport.com:

Welcome to Day 10 of the Purification Program.

If you are planning on introducing lean protein such as chicken or fish into your purification program, you are only one day away.  At this point most people can’t wait!  So that you can plan your shopping, remember, you should choose organic, free-range, antibiotic-free and hormone-free protein sources if possible.  Things to be avoided are cured, smoked or luncheon meats.

How Should I Feel Today?

The main thing you are probably feeling today is a craving for meat.  Other than that, you should be feeling strong and energetic.  This is an important day, as you should be feeling good before you begin to reintroduce meat into your diet.  If you do not feel like your energy has returned, speak with your health care professional before reintroducing meat tomorrow.

Weight Loss

As you progress through this program, you may desire to add additional weight loss support products.  You can do this during the purification program or afterwards.  These products are available from Dr. Roles.  Finally, today we are discussing the third body type.

If your weight is primarily in your hips and butt, this is a problem with ovaries in women and testicles in men and is an indication of estrogen dominance.

Women, discuss the following protocol with Dr. Roles.

Chaste Tree

2 tablets in the morning (only do this if you still have your ovaries)

Ovex P

2 tablets twice per day

Flax Seed Oil

1 tablespoon per day

 

Reminder: Eat lots of cruciferous vegetables!

Men, discuss the following protocol with Dr. Roles.  Please also note that in addition to the weight in your hips and butt, you will most likely also exhibit weight in your belly.

Cruciferous Complete

4 capsules per day

LivaPlex

4 capsules per day

Symplex M

4 tablets per day

Whole Food Fiber

2 level tablespoons per day

Tribulus

1 tablet per 50 pounds of body weight (i.e. 4 tablets for a 200lb man)

Linum B6

4 perles per day (if you prefer to add it to your shake, use Flax Seed Oil)

Flax Seed Oil

1 tablespoon per day (if you prefer pills, use Linum B6)

Reminders

If you are going to be introducing lean protein during this purification, remember that you do this tomorrow (on day 11), not today (a common misunderstanding).

21 DAY FREEDOM PLAN – DAY ZERO – PREPARATION

Click on the link to listen to Coach Susie share some important tips on preparing for your Purification Program