Monday, August 31, 2009

Deflaming vs Inflaming, the Diet maybe the answer

The following article was taken in part from a research article by Anabolic Labs, a supplement company that I use due to their intense research team and constantly search of the best ways to keep you healthy

As you live your life and try and stay active, you will notice that your body will ache. Some people say “I am getting older, my body hurts all the time”. Have you ever thought of looking at your diet as the cause instead of your age? Each of us needs to focus on reducing our individual inflammation issues and diet is the foundation to reducing inflammation or “deflaming”. The following is a simple guide to a no-nonsense approach to healthy, anti-inflammatory eating that will help you avoid unhealthy, pro-inflammatory foods that are inflaming.


All Refined Grain products- Researchers at Penn State had a group of 50 obese people receive all their grain servings from either whole grains or refined grains for 12 weeks. Both groups followed a weight-loss plan that included fresh fruit and vegetables, low-fat dairy, and lean meat, fish or poultry. People in both groups lost weight, but the whole-grain group also saw a 38 percent drop in CRP levels. They also lost more abdominal fat (the most dangerous kind). If you have bowel pain or Chronic Head Aches after eating grains you may have celiac Dz. Try removing all grains from your diet and go with a Gluten Free diet
To get more good grains in your diet, try eating oatmeal, brown rice, whole-grain cereal and whole-wheat crackers – all foods where the majority of the grain comes from whole grain. While breads, refined pasta and packaged foods.
Partially Hydrogenated Oils (trans fats)-Found in margarine, deep fried foods, most fast foods and most packaged foods.
Seed and Legume Oils (inaccurately called vegetable oils)-Corn oils (anything made from corn, safflower oil, sunflower oil, cottonseed oil, peanut oil, soybean oil and foods made with these oils such as mayonnaise, tarter sauces margarine, salad dressing and many packaged foods. These oils/foods contain extremely high levels of inflammatory omega 6 fatty acids.
Soda and Sugar
Dairy and soy (when consumed as staple)
Meats and eggs from grain fed animals (opposite of free range)


All Fruits and Vegatables-eaten in the rawest state is the best
Red and Sweet Potatoes-Eaten with protein such as eggs, fish, meat or fowl (free range)
Fresh fish- Avoid farm-raised tilapia, catfish, basa and bronzini for they can have elevated levels of inflammatory Omega 6 fatty acids. If you have a choice, cold water fish is the best for Omega 3
Meat, Chicken, Eggs from Grass-fed (free range) Animals- You can go to for producers of free range products.
For Meats, wild game
Anti-inflammatory Omega 3 eggs and/or egg whites
Whole grains
Raw Nuts
Spices-Such as Ginger, Turmeric, garlic, dill, oregano, coriander, fennel, red chili pepper, basil, rosemary, etc
Oils and Fats-Moderate amounts of organic butter, coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil
Beverages- Water, organic green tea, no juices with high fructose corn syrup.

Supplements that can help reduce inflammation are proteolytic enzymes, antioxidants and probiotic enzymes. Everyone should be on a quality Multivitamin, Magnesium, Anti Oxidant and Fish oil. Contact the Doctors at CSI for the Supplements that we recommend. You can purchase them off our website (csi store), saving time and money if you wish. Any questions please do not hesitate to ask. We use Anabolic Labs, Metagenics and Nutri-west to name a few. We only recommend the highest grade and quality supplements on the Market.

Until Next time, live well,

Dr. Terry Weyman

Thursday, August 20, 2009

How can regular chiropractic care improve an athlete’s performance?

Since I started my chiropractic career I have been asked on several occasions how can chiropractic care help me become a better athlete and perform better on the field? And why should I come back when I’m feeling fine? The way chiropractic can help is by evaluating the neurology, biomechanics, spinal/postural alignment, and/or any injuries which the athletes may have sustained during an event and applying the proper care to get the athlete back on the field as soon as possible. It is also important to keep in mind that since an athlete’s body is under constant stress from training they need to be treated regularly, even though they don’t have any pain, to keep them performing at their best.
A research study conducted by Drs. Anthony Lauro and Brian Mouch, published in the journal of Chiropractic research and Clinical Investigation, 1991, indicated chiropractic care might improve athletic performance by as much as 16.7% over a two week period. The report also concluded that subluxation-free athletes react faster, coordinate better, execute fine movements with improved accuracy and precision, amounting to an overall better athlete.
In addition to the traditional chiropractic care, we at CSI use both the cold laser therapy and ionic footbath therapy to speed up tissue recovery by providing the body with more cellular ATP. When your body is in better alignment, your nervous system is finely tuned. This leads to better performance, fewer injuries and quicker recovery after an event.

Dr. Amir

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Back to School, should not be a pain in the neck!

As our kids return to school we need to be aware of a new trend that has been gaining “popularity” in the last few years, an increase in neck and back pain. With more and more school districts removing lockers, increase in homework and textbooks and the disallowance of roll along backpacks, students are being forced to carry their books in their backpacks all day long. Not only will this potentially cause a painful problem, but if one already exists, it can exacerbate it. This new and disturbing trend shows America’s youth are suffering from back pain much earlier than previous generations and the use of overweight backpacks is a contributing factor. The new trend among youngsters isn’t surprising when you consider the disproportionate amounts of weight they carry in their backpacks – usually slung over just one shoulder.
Preliminary results of a study being done in France show that the longer a child wears a backpack, the longer it takes for a curvature or deformity of the spine to correct itself. Like with any problem, it needs to be recognized and addressed if change is to take place to correct the situation. If your child begins to feel pain in his neck or back, consult your Chiropractor, Physician or therapist immediately before the condition worsens.

A few basic guidelines should be followed to insure proper fit and address spinal health and biomechanical stability.

• Limiting the backpack’s weight to 10% of the child’s body weight and urging the use of ergonomically correct backpacks are essential.

• The backpack should never hang more than 4 inches below the waistline. A backpack that hangs too low increases the weight on the shoulders, causing your child to lean forward when walking.

• A backpack with individualized compartments helps in positioning the contents most effectively.

• Make sure that pointy or bulky objects are packed away from the area that will rest on your child’s back.

• Bigger is not necessarily better. The more room there is in a backpack, the more your child will carry and the heavier the backpack will be.

• Urge your child to wear both shoulder straps. Lugging the backpack around by one strap can cause the disproportionate shift of weight to one side, leading to neck and muscle spasms, as well as low back pain.

• Wide, padded straps are very important. Non-padded straps are uncomfortable, and can dig into your child’s shoulders.

• The shoulder straps should be adjustable so the backpack can be fitted to your child’s body. Straps that are too loose can cause the backpack to dangle uncomfortably and cause spinal misalignment and pain.

• If the backpack is still too heavy, talk to your child’s teacher. Ask if your child could leave the heaviest books at school, and bring home only lighter hand-out materials or workbooks. Or encourage your local school district to purchase textbooks on CD-Rom.

• Although the use of rollerpacks, or backpacks on wheels, has become popular in recent years, it is recommended that they be used cautiously and on a limited basis by only those students who are not physically able to carry a backpack.

• Encourage your child to exercise and strengthen the muscles of the back and neck.

By following these simple guidelines you may help your child get more out of school than an aching back.

School Physicals done at CSI

Don’t wait in line at the school for your Fall sports physicals. We do them here at CSI. We also will donate a portion of the fee to your sports booster program. This is a win/win. Your team/school gets money and you get your physical in a short time frame. Call and let Robin or Mikaella know that you want to get your sports physical at CSI. 805-371-0737