Did you know that:

 

  • Fat cells produce estrogen
  • Fat cell are an endocrine organ
  • Only 5% of cancers are genetic
  • Whole foods such as garlic, beets, cruciferous vegetables and soluble fiber can stabilize your DNA
  • Whole foods can affect DNA expression
  • Poor liver function can cause cancer
  • Breast cancer can be averted
  • Growth Hormone is affected by what you eat
  • Essential fatty acids are important for optimal cell function
  • Statin drugs, being overweight, poor liver and/or kidney function can lead to low Vitamin D levels
  • What the American public has not been told has resulted in people today occupying bodies shattered by time and misinformation

Functional Medicine, a whole-person, patient-centered approach to medicine, rather than the traditional disease-centered, isolated-set-of-systems approach – has been gaining popularity over the past 20 years. “Nutrition has always tried to look at the whole person,” says Georgia Nab, DC CAN, a wellness chiropractor at Standard Process, Inc. “We look at a patient’s digestion, immune system, endocrine system, energy levels and mental health.”

With 68% of Americans overweight, it’s apparent that people are eating too many calories and the wrong kinds of calories. Though the paleo diet is not new, it is gaining in popularity. According to Dr. Nab, the paleo diet is what we, as humans, were designed to eat. The diet is broken down into nuts, seeds, berries, vegetables, lean meats, eggs and good fats (B.A.C.O.N. = butter, avocado, coconut oil, olive oil and nut oil). We recommend patients stay away from processed grains and refined sugars that can cause inflammation in the body. Another important aspect of the paleo diet is that the meats are organic or grass fed. This allows the animals to maintain the proper ratios of omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acids. “When we feed animals grains, especially genetically altered grains, this disrupts the ratios and leads to unhealthy meats.” Explains Dr. Nab. “Cholesterol content in grass-fed beef is similar to other meats and can therefore be used interchangeably with white meats.”

Most Americans are overfed, yet nutritionally deficient. There are basic supplements that should be considered by all; a whole food, natural multivitamin, an omega 3, vitamin D3 and a probiotic. Supplements are most useful on a case-by-case basis to fill in the specific nutrients that are lacking in a person’s diet. For example, some patients will not eat kale or Brussels sprouts. Just because YOU don’t like kale or Brussels sprouts doesn’t mean your body doesn’t need the nutrients from those foods. You can take a cruciferous vegetable supplement to enusre that you are getting all of the nutrients that kale and Brussels sprouts would provide. We are also chronically dehydrated. People should drink half their body weight in ounces as a minimum each day. It should also be pure water, not tap water. Tap water contains hormones, viruses, bacteria, chlorine and a host of chemicals that you do not want in your body.

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