If you have chronic inflammation in your body you need to act on it now.
How do you know if you have inflammation? You can get a C reactive protein measured. If you have peridontal disease you have inflammation. If you smoke cigarettes you have inflammation. A diet high in sugars or processed foods will contribute to inflammation. If you don't get out of your chair and move it, you will have inflammation. Stress is a major contibutor. And, if you are overweight, you will have a problem.
The good news is that all these factors can be controlled by you. You are in the drivers seat.
One of the frist things you can do is take Dflame by Now Foods. We carry it in our office, or you may purchase it at any good health food store.
If you have periodontal disease, google natural remedies for some ideas on handling that.
If you smoke, please stop. I was once a smoker, and if I can quit, I know you can.
If you eat too many processed foods or if you eat out often, try to cut back on that. Go to Susie's blog under Your Fresh Chef on this web page to get hints and recipes.
If you have trouble finding enough time to exercise, here are some suggestions. When you go out anywhere, park as far from your destination as possible. If you don't think you can handle that, just start small. When you go somewhere, just park one more space away each time.
Anytime you have to wait, either walk in place or walk around. Don't sit or stand in one place. Get moving, and don't give a hoot about what anyone else thinks of you.
Artichoke and Bacon Frittata
7 large eggs
1 cup of heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese, grated
3 to 4 slices crisp cooked bacon, crumbled
1 cup artichoke hearts, chopped into chunks
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 9 inch pie pan. With wire whisk, beat eggs, milk, butter, salt and pepper until well mixed.
Sprinkle artichoke hearts and crumbled bacon on bottom of pan, then top with the monterrey jack cheese. Pour egg mixture over the artichoke and bacon. Sprinkle cheddar cheese evenly over top.
Bake 20-25 minutes or until set and golden brown.
I had to tweak - I added about 1/2 cup chopped red and yellow bell peppers, 1/4 cup sliced green onion, about 1/3 cup cubed up Canadian bacon that I had which needed to be used, and I used a preshredded Trader Joe's Swiss and Gruyere cheese, probably about 2/3 of the 8 oz. bag.
If you are thinking about having labs done to get a better picture
of your overall health, let me suggest that you get the following labs
done. This list is not intended to be taken to the lab and is for
informational purposes only. In addition to the Opti Chem, Dr. B likes to
see most of the tests that are indicated on the bottom of the list. In
the coming weeks we will be covering what most of these tests mean. If
you have questions, please feel free to call us at 800-326-5838.
Migraines. If you've ever suffered from these dibilitating headaches, you'll want to read this.
First, if your migraine is caused by subluxations, then please get yourself to a chiropractor. If you're not sure, a chiropractor will be able to determine if that is the cause by conducting a thorough chiropractic, orthopedic, and neurological examination. Often x-rays will be utilized in achieving the proper diagnosis.
Second, in addition to utilizing chiripractic to help realign the spine, you will want to examine your diet.
The best diet to follow, in my opinion, is the paleo diet. Please visit Dr. Cordain's website, www.thepaleodiet.com
If you find this diet too hard to follow, then let me make some recommendations of foods to avoid.
One of the reasons for avoiding the foods that I will list here is that they contain tyramine. Tyramine is a natural substance formed from the breakdown of protein as food ages. Usually, the longer a high-protein food ages, the greater the tyramine content. You will find the highest levels of tyramine in aged cheeses. Some foods contain bacterial enzymes that convert the amino acid tyrosine in foods to tyramine.
Foods to avoid -
Aged cheeses, American cheese, Gouda, processed cheese, sour cream, and yogurt
Alcoholic beverages would include ales, distilled spirits, draft beer, most wines
Meats and fish - Aged meats such as summer sausages, pepperoni, salamies. fermented fish, pickled meats, potentially spoiled meats
Fruits and vegetables - Avocados, bananas, overripe figs, red plums, spinach, fava beans, green and Italian flat beans, saurkraut, soybean products. tomatoes, yeast extracts to name a few
To hear more about migraines, go to our podcast on www.970wfla.com, go to listen, then to podcasts. Click on Natural Health and you.
Celiac disease (aka celiac sprue, nontropical sprue, and gluten-sensitive enteropathy) is a digestive disorder that causes affected individuals to have an immune-system reaction to gluten (protein). Gluten is found in wheat, both whole wheat and white, seminola, durum, spelt, kamut and faro, rye and barley. You should be careful about oats. Try to get the oats that are certified gluten-free. Bob's Red Mill makes these, get them at the health food store. The Irish oatmeal McCann's does not guarantee theirs to be gluten free.
The reaction triggered by the gluten damages the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing nutrients, which can lead to vitamin deficiencies that harm the brain, nervous system, bones, liver, and other organs, as well as stunt the growth of children with the disorder. Symptoms of celiac disease make it difficult to diagnose, as they can be vague and hard to pinpoint. Some of these include diarrhea, bloating, abdominal pain, fatigue, unexplained weight loss or gain, and unexplained anemia. Other symptoms include mood changes, fatigue, bone or joint pain, itchy skin rashes, muscle cramps, osteoporosis, and/or tingling numbness in the legs. Gluten intolerance is also associated with fibromyalgia.
According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, 1 in 133 people are afflicted with the disorder. Some sources put the number at 1 in 100 people. Whatever the number, nearly 97% of them go undiagnosed.
Undiagnosed celiac disease can lead to premature death, and also contribute to a low quality of life.
Besides the flours/grains mentioned above, here are some other products/foods that contain gluten.
malt or malt flavoring (usually made from barley)
hydrolyzed wheat protein
beer and grain-based alcohol
brown rice syrup
dry roasted nuts
hydrolyzed vegetable protein
lipstick, gloss or chapstick
modified food starch
some vitamin supplements
For a complete list google gluten containing products and there are many websites dedicated to celiac that will list these.
You look at this list and you say "what's left?' Well, here are some of the foods that you can consume.
Indian rice grass
Soy - but I don't recommend this
Meat - unprocessed
fish - avoid farm raised
dried peas, beans, peanuts
milk and milk products
coffee, tea, soda, wine gin, rum,
Remember, it will take some work to convert your diet to gluten free, but the benefits will far outway the trouble.