Benefits of Bone Both Protein

     Ever wonder why our grandparents recommended Chicken soup for what ails you?  Well, now we know – it wasn’t the chicken soup per say, but the chicken bones simmering in the pot that leached out very healthy compounds that boosted the consumer’s immune response.  Today, most commercial chicken soups are made on a mass level with little to no bones left in the broth.  Also many soups are also heated to such high temperatures that all the ‘good stuff’ becomes denatured and ineffective in the body (think of pasteurization).

Simply put, all bone broths — beef, chicken, fish, lamb and more — can be found in traditional diets of almost every culture.  Why?  Because bone broth meals are nutrient-dense, they are easy to digest, rich in flavors and they boost the healing process.  Bone broth has been found to help joint issues, gut issues, maintains healthy skin, support immune functioning, detoxes,

Our ancestors made use of every part of an animal when it came to consumption.  Bones, marrow, skin, feet, tendons and ligaments are animal parts that you can’t eat directly, but can be boiled and simmered over a few days.  This simmering causes the bones and ligaments to release collagen, proline, glycine and glutamine (all have healing properties when consumed) and can transform your health.

The nutrition researchers, Sally Fallon and Kaayla Daniel of Weston A. Price Foundation, explain how bone broths contain minerals in forms that your body can easily absorb.  These include calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and others. Also included are chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine – compounds found to reduce inflammation, arthritis and joint pain.

A study of chicken broth soup by the University of Nebraska Medical Center found it beneficial for colds and the flu. Researchers also found that it reduced inflammation in the respiratory system, improved digestion, helps with allergies, asthma and arthritis.

Fallon explains that many store-bought “stock and “broth” soups today aren’t “REAL.”  These companies use lab-produced meat flavors in bouillon cubes, soup and sauce mixes.  Some manufacturers even use the neurotoxin, monosodium glutamate (MSG).

It is far better to make real bone broth yourself at home.  It is best to use grass-fed bones from your local butcher, farmers market or from an online health food store.

By drinking bone broth or using it in recipes, you can help improve a healthier gut while reducing  inflammation.

If you don’t have the time to make your own home-made bone broth meal, our office has Bone Broth Proteins that will allow you consume it as a drink or mixed in with meals from home.  We are one of the few areas in metro Atlanta that offers the Dr Josh Axe recommended ( www.DrAxe.com ) Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein.

 

Contact us today to see how we can help you.  Phone: 770-552-7500

“Dr. Matt” as he is known to his patients, is in private practice, an author, nationally sought after speaker, podcaster, visionary, Doctor of Chiropractic and health ambassador to the general public as he educates and empowers others about true health and well-being.  He works out of two health clinics in Roswell and Johns Creek, GA (both are just north of Atlanta) and has over 12 years of clinical experience.  You can reach him at (drmattcares@gmail.com)

Inflammation – A Precursor to Cancer

Inflammation is a localized physical condition where part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection.  This is a normal bodily response to stop the spread of injury or infection.  However, when triggers like toxicity causes an inflammatory response and there are no foreign bodies that the body recognizes to fight off, this is a condition known as a autoimmune disease (the body’s normally protective immune system causes damage to its own tissues).

In the study of of Cancer and other diseases (Leaky Gut, IBS, etc.) inflammation is pegged as one of the first symptoms or triggers.  Inflammation can be caused by hormonal imbalances, poor diet (sugar, bad fats, gluten, etc.), stress, toxicity, and viruses.

A study done by Washington University School of Medicine, found that the most aggressive breast cancer tumors were responding to anti-inflammatory drugs.  When they used anti-inflammatory medications with the most aggressive breast cancer tumors, they were able to slow down the growth and spreading of the Cancer.

Understand that these drugs take a heavy toll on your liver, your kidneys and your immune system.  A natural alternative to anti-inflammatory meds could be the consumption of Curcumin, Omega 3, Proteolytic Enzymes, Aloe Vera and Ginger.  I talk a lot in my office with many patients on the benefit of following an anti-inflammatory diet.  This is where you consume a lot of healthy fats (coconut oil, avocados, wild caught Pacific fish), minimal to moderate proteins, and healthy carbs (mainly veggies, cruciferous greens – kale, spinach and raw nuts and seeds).  You will want to also stop eating pro-inflammatory foods like sugar, heavy carbs (breads, pasta, etc.), gluten and bad fats.  Also, performing Intermittent Fasting is one of the best ways to help decrease inflammation, stimulate immune system and help your body to heal, repair and regenerate.

 

 

“Dr. Matt” as he is known to his patients, is in private practice, an author, nationally sought after speaker, visionary, Maximized Living Doctor of Chiropractic and health ambassador to the general public as he educates and empowers others about true health and well-being.  He works out of two health clinics in Roswell and Johns Creek, GA (both are just north of Atlanta) and has over 11 years of clinical experience.  You can reach him at (drmattcares@gmail.com)

What Your Doctor Never Told You…

 

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You were taught how to drive a car, how to perform your job but were you ever given the manual on how your body works?  Your body is the only body you will have in this lifetime, so you should learn how it works, how to maintain it and treat it well or it will fall apart and shorten your lifespan.

Your brain and spinal cord run, coordinate, control, harmonize and govern every aspect of your health and your existence. God put the most amazing healing power in the brain and spinal cord. This power is what runs your body and heals your body. Without a proper functioning nerve system, you CANNOT be well. In order for you to be well, the brain must be able to communicate with the body and its organs through the spinal cord, which is housed by your spine. If you want to be well, you need to keep your nerve system well. If you are “SICK”, or as we say “Expressing Health”, then you absolutely want to get adjusted. In clinical trial studies, getting adjusted has been shown to possibly boost immunity up to 400%.

The top 10 actions you can take if your body is expressing health or “sickness”

1. For goodness sakes, GET ADJUSTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2. Years ago the American Journal of Pediatrics released a statement saying that children and adults SHOULD NOT be taking “cold” medications. They have been shown to destroy the body and actually create disease. Phenylpropylalanine, an active ingredient, causes strokes & seizures.

3. “I have the “flu” and don’t want to expose your other patients to it!” Don’t worry, I and the other patients adhere to these top 10 actions. Remember, it is not the bug, it’s the terrain. I have 100’s of people coughing and sneezing on me all day, and never “catch” a thing. Spreading and catching illness & dis-ease is a myth and the most ridiculous concept ever fabricated!

4. Get plenty of rest. SLOW DOWN and stop killing yourself. The reason your body is expressing health is because you have run it down and now it must try to mend itself in spite of you. Sleep a little, it won’t kill ya!

5. Drink plenty of clean water. ½ your body wt. in ounces is a good place to start. Add a veggie smoothie with kale, spinach and lemon. This will help with cleansing and detoxification. Stop eating sugar or anything that turns to sugar. Sugar is fertilizer for bacteria, viruses, yeast, mold, cancer, and dis-eases of all kinds.

6. Let your symptoms express themselves. Coughing, sneezing, headaches, shivering, diarrhea, etc. are all lifesaving mechanisms and are aiding in cleansing & detoxifying poisonous waste from your body. Symptoms are the way your body heals itself!

7. Once you have your strength back, get moving! Movement will help in lymphatic drainage which aids in cleansing. Getting on a trampoline and gently bouncing is a great way to boost your immune system and push out toxins.

8. THINK POSITIVELY! God gave you everything you need to heal. Fear and worry only make things worse. Have faith, you will heal!

9. Pharmaceuticals poison the body. By nature, a drug makes the body too acidic and toxic, which is the opposite of what your body is trying to achieve.

10. Get outside. The body requires a daily supply of fresh oxygen as well as sunlight. The sunlight will help in immune system and vitamin D boosting efforts.

Take a few moments to read through our patient Success Stories and you will see that Dr. Matthew Eisen and the Enhanced Wellness team have experience in helping patients live life to the fullest. If you are ready to try a new approach today in maintaining your health and wellness, then contact us at (770) 552-7500 to make an appointment.

Dr_Matthew_Eisen“Dr. Matt” as he is known to his patients, is in private practice, an author, nationally sought after speaker, visionary, Maximized Living Doctor of Chiropractic and health ambassador to the general public as he educates and empowers others about true health and well-being.  He works out of two health clinics in Roswell and Johns Creek, GA (both are just north of Atlanta) and has over 11 years of clinical experience.  You can reach him at drmattcares@gmail.com

Detox Your Body to Better Health

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The process of a ‘Detox’ has been used by mankind since our early days.  Why?  Because we keep poisoning ourselves.  The Romans used lead to line water lines and tanks and today we use heavy metals in pipes, cheap paint, dental fillings and in many household products – even when it has been proven by research that too much lead, mercury and other heavy metals are toxic and carcinogenic.

Some toxins we can avoid, think of using a glass water bottle as opposed to a plastic water bottle where elements of the plastic can leach into the water and into your body.  Some toxins we can not avoid, think of air pollution, toxins inhaled inside the home like from paint, furniture and cleaners.  Since we can not avoid all toxins, it is important to conduct routine detox protocols to inhibit the effects of continual ingestion of many toxic chemicals.

There are two kinds of reactions to toxins in our bodies: acute and cumulative. Acute effects can be seen when heavy amounts of a toxin directly affect you all at once, such as spilling a pesticide onto your skin. The cumulative effect occurs when the toxin is constantly presented to your body in low levels, such as residue on your produce and the effects will hardly be noticed.

In recent years, experts are recognizing inflammatory illness as connected to toxin exposure. There are, of course, genetic tendencies for many illnesses, but it’s the epigenetic factors we’re considering with strategic detoxification.  The principle of epigenetics is that our genetic tendencies can be modified by external exposures and factors. So while you may have some predisposition to inflammatory disease, like fibromyalgia, you may also have some control over whether that predisposition is expressed sooner, later, or not at all.

An example of the problems with a slow and steady toxic exposure is found in a 2011 review on the cumulative exposure to lead. Elderly men with lead content in their blood were found to have lower cognitive function and memory ability, either from childhood exposure or from slow and steady exposures over time.

Metals aren’t the only risk, by any means. In an extensive study published in the Annals of Agri Bio Research in 2012, the effects of a long term buildup of pesticide exposure were listed as follows:

“…impaired memory and concentration, disorientation, severe depression, irritability, confusion, headache, speech difficulties, delayed reaction times, nightmares, sleepwalking, and drowsiness or insomnia.”

A leading cause of death and frightening proposition – the slow loss of memory and brain function – Alzheimer’s is a force to be reckoned with. And, yet again, while we often think of it as genetic, Alzheimer’s is another example of an illness triggered by environmental factors.

Chemicals are the main concern with Alzheimer’s disease, with a very recent study depicting the threat of “inhalation Alzheimer’s.” You won’t catch these illnesses like a virus spreading from a sneeze, but careless contact with the herbicides, pesticides, processing chemicals and other environmental pollutants build up in our bodies and brains over time, cutting our golden years painfully short.  Other conditions shown to have a large tie to toxic environmental factors like autoimmune disorders, cancer, diabetes, dementia disorders, obesity, leaky gut syndrome and much more.

Minimizing exposure to plastics, keeping indoor air clean, and buying organic are all simple but effective steps you can take to limit your family’s exposure to new and unproven substances.  How can we “detox” our bodies?  Here are a few examples:

  1. Clean Eating – eating the right foods doesn’t mean dieting; it means eating to support a healthy gut flora and a functioning detoxification pathway.  Eating anti-inflammatory meals like green leafy veggies, garlic, tumeric, Apple Cider Vinegar, cruciferous veggies, apples, green tea, milk thistle, cilantro, kimchi, almonds, coconut oil, wild-caught Alaskan fish and other grass-feed lean animal proteins are great sources.  Staying away from sugar, soda, juices, most dairy and most gluten-full breads will help cleanse the gut flora as well.
  2. Water – Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, it helps flush toxins out of the body as a catalyst when you sweat or go to the bathroom.  We are upwards of 70% water, so keep your levels up.
  3. Proper Fitness – Exercise is not simply to improve size and shape; it’s to keep the circulatory system moving and flushing away toxins and disease.  High Intensity Training workouts are a great way to increase oxygen to many tissues and cells of the body.  Studies show that up to 36 hours after these workouts the body is still burning fat.
  4. Deep Breathing – Taking deep breathes will allow your body to take in optimal levels of oxygen and breathe out cellular waste (carbon dioxide).
  5. Chiropractic Adjustments – Treatments help boost your immune response, maintain optimal biomechanical function, lymph flow, decrease inflammation and improve mobility.
  6. Raise your Glutathione levels – Highest in your liver and kidneys, which are your body’s primary detoxification organs. Glutathione is important to your overall immune system, protecting your cells and mitochondria from the damaging effects of oxidative stress and helping keep inflammation at bay.

If interested, we have an amazing Cellular Detox product that helps detox your body on a cellular level.  It is a whole food formula containing powerful probiotics, traditional organ system detoxifiers like chlorella, milk thistle, spirulina, alongside intra-cellular antioxidants like glutathione, catalase and superoxide dismutase to support the body’s defense against toxin-related free radicals (shown to cause a rapid aging process, chronic conditions, inflammtion and cancer).  Our product also boasts fiber from psyllium husk, flax seed meal and glucomannan plus whole body botanical detoxifers like peppermint leaf, fennel seed, ginger root and fenugreek seed with ativated charcoal that effectively binds to toxins helping your body naturally eliminating them.

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As we begin to detox our lives and our bodies, it’s important to remember that prevention is the best medicine. The best rule of thumb to create a lifestyle of minimal exposure is to stick as closely to nature as possible.

When in doubt, seek the guidance of a professional. Never attempt more dramatic detoxification measures without the oversight of a medical professional who is experienced and understands how to proceed.  If your concerns are simply lifestyle related, you can begin to work on the necessary diet, lifestyle, and supplement changes that can help your body get rid of the excess and overcome the exposure that remains.

 

Dr. Eisen will host a Toxicity Workshop in his clinics Enhanced Wellness of Roswell, GA on Tue Nov. 29, 2016 at 6:30 pm and Enhanced Wellness of Johns Creek on Mon Nov 28 at 8:00pm. Call 770-552-7500 to RSVP.

Take a few moments to read through our patient Success Stories and you will see that Dr. Matthew Eisen and the Enhanced Wellness team have experience in helping patients live life to the fullest. If you are ready to try a new approach today in maintaining your health and wellness, then contact us at (770) 552-7500 to make an appointment.

Dr_Matthew_Eisen“Dr. Matt” as he is known to his patients, is in private practice, an author, nationally sought after speaker, visionary, Maximized Living Doctor of Chiropractic and health ambassador to the general public as he educates and empowers others about true health and well-being.  He works out of two health clinics in Roswell and Johns Creek, GA (both are just north of Atlanta) and has over 11 years of clinical experience.  You can reach him at drmattcares@gmail.com