Monday, March 18, 2019

Bunions

Bunions are the troublesome result of the body’s response to abnormal stresses in the foot.
      When the arch of the toot begins to drop, or when one has “flat feet,” the inside of the foot is stressed downward toward the floor; this is called pronation. 
A fallen arch / pronated foot creates abnormal stress in the joint at the base of the big toe, and the body responds by forming a bunion at that site. 
As an ACTIVATOR Chiropractor, I check the status of the arch, assess for pronation, check & adjust all the joints of the foot, then advise the patient about orthotics, exercises, and how to relieve the stresses that caused the bunion.
This treatment plan has been personally successful for me, as well as for many of my patients.

Monday, March 11, 2019

When the "Sit Bones" Are Skewed

  The bones on both sides of the pelvis where you feel your body weight when you sit, often referred to as the “sit bones,” are technically called the “ischial tuberosities.”
They are weight-bearing parts of the pelvic girdle in a sitting position. If the pelvis becomes distorted, or out of alignment, the distribution of your body weight on these bones when sitting will be skewed, or uneven.
Sitting will be uncomfortable, as may other activities as well---walking, sleeping, etc.
This is correctable with precise, directional, adjustments with the Activator adjusting instrument. As an Advanced Proficiency Rated ACTIVATOR Chiropractor, I correct this when I balance the pelvis, without pain or discomfort to the patient.

Monday, March 4, 2019

4 Reasons Some Oils Are Dangerous & Unhealthy


 1. They are toxic products of OXIDATION
            Vegetable and nut oils (canola, soybean, corn, sunflower, safflower, peanut, sesame, walnut, flax seed, etc.) are polyunsaturated, and as such, are subject to degradation into extremely toxic oxidation products when heated.
            "Polyunsaturated" means they have carbon-to-carbon double bonds that are vulnerable to oxidation---oxygen readily attaches across these bonds in the chemical process called "oxidation." Even at room temperatures, these chemically “unsaturated” oils will oxidize slowly over time into toxic byproducts.
        2. They are OUT OF OMEGA-6 / OMEGA 3 BALANCE
       Vegetable oils are concentrated sources of Omege-6 lineoleic acid. Too much Omega-6 causes an imbalance with healthy, anti-inflammatory Omega-3’s.
        3. They are CONTAMINATED WITH GLYPHOSATE  
            Corn and soy oils, in particular, as well as others, are produced with genetic engineering, which includes major exposures to glyphosate (aka "Roundup").
        4. They are HIGHLY PROCESSED WITH HEAT & / OR CHEMICALS
    Some vegetable oils, especially canola, grapeseed, and rice bran oil, are highly processed, which may include extracting with heat or solvents, and bleaching and degumming with chemicals.