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The Drugless Doctors | February 2018

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Hi Everyone!

We hope that the new year has been a productive one for you so far. There are plenty of new activities happening this month you won’t want to miss, plus, a new way to schedule your appointments.:

February Events

February  2 -  Breast Thermography Day at Westlake Office. Click to learn more. 

February  7 -  H2H @ Westlake Office. 12pm. Topic: How You Can Prevent Cancer!

February  8 -  H2H @ Westlake Office.  6pm.  Topic: How You Can Prevent Cancer!

February 15 - Faster Results Workshop 6pm.  Topic: Helping our members get the fastest results in and outside the office. @ Westlake Office

New Scheduling App

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Check out our NEW appointment management app called SKED. If you have not downloaded this yet, you can go to the App Store and search SKED. This program is great for smartphone users. Key features include: having your The Drugless Doctors card on your phone, the ability to change adjustment times, receiving a text reminder for your appointments, and communicating with our team via the message format. Ask our team for assistance in getting your information set up in your phone.

In-Office Specials

The Acoustic CardioGraph is a beneficial assessment to nutritionally evaluate what is going on in your body.  This will be on special all month for our current active members for 35 dollars (regularly $65).

In recognition of American Heart Month and the importance of oils for your heart, all of our omega-3 oils will be on special! Make sure to take advantage this month with 10% off on all flax products, Bio-Omega-3, and Optimal EFA.

Have a great February!

The Drugless Doctors | In Our Community - October 9-15

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Hi Everyone!

This past week allowed us the opportunity to connect and share about health with some great people across a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, education, yoga, financial planning, and even having fun with some superheroes. There's still time to register for our November 10th Breast Thermography Day, and if you or someone you know is in the Naples, Florida region, have them head over to Kunjani Coffee this Saturday at 11:30a for a Women's Health Celebration with Dr. Bob. Go here for more.

Westlake Fall Festival

Westlake Fall Festival

Dr. Casen with Mayor Dennis Clough

Dr. Casen with Mayor Dennis Clough

Equity Trust Health Fair

Equity Trust Health Fair

Fairview Park & Friends

Fairview Park & Friends

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If you would like us to come and speak on behalf of your organization (Lunch & Learn, Health Fair, etc.), please email drcasen@druglessdrs.com. We look forward to helping your team become as healthy as they can be!

What Is Breast Thermography?

We are so happy to offer breast thermography to our female practice members. In a recent blog, we shared our most recent episode on breast health and today we are going to look at strategies for healthy breasts, including thermography, and if it is something for you to consider having.

The Drugless Doctor’s Strategy for Healthy Breasts!

Why does this matter to you?

American Cancer Society 2017 stats- 1/8 women will develop breast cancer in their life time, 85% of them with no risk factors, a woman’s risk DOUBLES if they have a first degree relative (sister, mother, grandmother).

1/3 women treated will be treated unnecessarily with mammograms- false positives, unnecessary procedures.

Why? 3rd leading cause of death in America today is MEDICAL ERROR (John Hopkins study 2016).

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How our body works together- Liver & Lymphatic System

Cancer is caused by changes in a cell's DNA – its genetic "blueprint." Some of these changes may be inherited from our parents, while others may be caused by outside exposures, which are often referred to as environmental factors. Environmental factors can include a wide range of exposures, such as:

1. Lifestyle factors (nutrition, tobacco use, physical activity, etc.)

2. Naturally occurring exposures (ultraviolet light, radon gas, infectious agents, etc.)

3. Medical treatments (chemotherapy, radiation, immune system-suppressing drugs, etc.)

4. Workplace exposures (chemicals, solvents, sprays, cleansers, vapors, air quality)

5. Household exposures (herbicides, pesticides, paint vapors, gasoline other chemicals)

6. Pollution (xenohormones or estrogens in water, herbicides, pesticides; also toxic air)                                          

Action Steps

Focus on green vegetables (decrease estrogen in your body).

Breast Thermography & Self-breast examination

Avoid soy, soda, liver stressing meds and canned food; eat organic foods.

Get another set of eyes on what is going on in your body

Share this outline with a woman you LOVE!

Breast Thermography

Thermography v. Mammography Comparison

The cost is $250 for the session and space is limited. To reserve your spot and for more information, please contact us at (440) 471-4200. We look forward to helping you achieve optimal breast health!

Office Location:

The Drugless Doctors

2001 Crocker Rd.

Ste. 100

Westlake, OH 44145

Do you have a group, school, or business that is looking for a speaker for their event? Please call our office at 440-471-4200 to schedule or email me at drcasen@druglessdrs.com. We do “Lunch & Learns,” workshops, health fairs, and can also tailor the talk to your meet your organization’s needs.

August "Half-Hour to Health" | Sugar

Hi Everyone!

This month our "Half-Hour to Health" was on sugar. Below are Dr. Anthony and Dr. Casen's notes on the subject, including the video and audio feedback. If you would have any questions, please email us at info@druglessdrs.com. We are always more than ready to assist you!

SUGAR: What you need to know

What is sugar? It is a class of carbohydrates that turn into energy.

Why sugar is scary? Targets our belly, silent killer, addictive, and causes damage to a liver, low nutritious value, and it cause your body to attack itself.

61 different names for sugar (University of California San Francisco)

Agave nectar, Barbados sugar, barley malt. Barley malt syrup, beet sugar, brown sugar, buttered syrup, cane juice, cane juice crystals, cane sugar, caramel, carob syrup, caster sugar, coconut palm sugar, coconut sugar, confectioners’ sugar, corn sweetener, corn syrup, corn syrup solids. Date sugar, dehydrated cane juice, demerara sugar, dextrin, dextrose, evaporated cane juice, free flowing brown sugars, fructose, fruit juice, fruit juice concentrate, glucose, glucose solids, golden sugar, golden syrup, grape sugar, high fructose corn syrup, honey, icing sugar, invert sugar, malt syrup, maltodextrin, maltol, mannose, maple sugar, molasses, muscovado, palm sugar, panocha, raw sugar, refiner's syrup, rice syrup, saccharose, sorghum syrup, sucrose, sugar granulated, sweet sorghum, treacle, turbinado sugar, yellow sugar

Sugar substitutes: stevia, aspartame, sucralose (Splenda), neotame, acesilfame potassium, saccharin, advantame, erythritol, xylitol, cyclamate (sweet n low), mannitol, polydextrose, sorbitol, glycerol, fructoologosacchride, curculin

Drugless Doctors Points for sugar

-Creates inflammation in the body

-Decreases immune system function

-Slows the healing process down in the body

-Promotes weight gain

-Creates liver distress and adrenal fatigue

Sugar Facts:  1 teaspoon of sugar = 4.2 grams, 1 tablespoon of ketchup = 4 grams (around 1 teaspoon) of sugar.

1. AHA recommends not eating more than 24 grams or 6 teaspoons of added sugar per day for women and 36 grams or 9 teaspoons per day for men.  The average American consumes 30 teaspoons of sugar daily.

2.  2013 study found globally 180,000 die per year from sweetened beverage consumption.

3. 200 years ago Americans at 2 pounds of sugar per year, today however the average American consumes over 150 pounds of sugar in a year.

4.  Sugar has not been extensively studied in chronic disease: has been linked to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, dementia, cancer, and weight gain.

5. JAMA: Americans get on average 350 calories from added sugar or 22 teaspoons. People that consume 21 percent of their daily calories from added sugar are twice as likely to die from heart disease.

6. Sugar and Cancer: cancer needs to utilize sugar as a source of energy. In order to starve cancer cells you have to starve the source of fuel.  The WHO predicts cancer will rise by 57% in the next two decades.

7. Not all sugar is created equal. 15.2 oz of Minute Maid 100% Apple Juice contains 49 grams of sugar (same as eating 10 Oreos) – Sources of sugar you may have not considered: bread, yogurt, salad dressing, protein bars, pretzels, beef jerky, cereal, non-dairy milk, pasta sauce, fruit juice.

8. A 32 oz. Gatorade has 36 grams of sugar which is like eating 5 Reese’s Peanut butter cups.

9. Sugar activates the reward center of your brain just like drugs such as cocaine, and amphetamines.

10.  Sugar is toxic to your liver just like drinking alcohol can be.

ACTION STEPS:

1.  Take an inventory- what are you consuming/day?

2.  Read all ingredients and labels (especially the smaller print).  Avoid anything that says sugar or the other chemicals listed above like dyes, artificial flavorings or colorings, cane sugar, coconut sugar, agave, honey…etc

3.  Share this information with 1 person you love or care about

August Specials 10% off these nutrients:

Cr-Zyme: This is a chromium mineral which can be used for morning sickness, decreased or increased blood glucose levels, elevated CHO, can use up to 2 tablets 3x/day with meals.

Bio-Glycozyme Forte:  A broad spectrum vitamin to support hypoglycemia, fatigue, adrenal fatigue, carb sensitivity (can take up to 2 capsules 3x/day with meals).

Glucobalance:  Formula for insulin dependent diabetics, non-insulin dependent diabetics.  With people who take insulin, make sure to check your blood sugar, this nutrient has dramatic results on decreasing blood sugar.

SEE HOW MUCH SUGAR YOU CONSUME! HA1C Special - $30 all month.

BREAST THERMOGRAPHY

Our next breast thermography day will be FRIDAY August 25th. Space is very limited.  See our team to get set up.

Facebook Live | #PreventSurgery Men's Health

Hi Everyone! Dr. Bob's #PreventSurgery Facebook live broadcast this month was on men's health (June is recognized as Men's Health Month). He discussed the top men's health concerns he sees each day in the practice and the drugless protocol he recommends. One of those happens to be stress, and next week, we invite you to join us at our "Half-Hour to Health" at our Westlake practice: Thursday 6p. See you there!

 

 

Facebook Live | #PreventSurgery Gallbladder

Hi Everyone! Our March #PreventSurgery focus has been helping your gallbladder. Last night on Facebook, Dr. Bob shared his tips to help KEEP your gallbladder, and what you can do if you had your gallbladder removed. (Video below)

Please join us this coming Wednesday (noon)  and Thursday (6pm) for our April "Half-Hour to Health" as we discuss optimal mental health. Who can you bring?

Our April Events

This April we have many timely events (Learn how to say goodbye to "Achoo" during spring, as well as safe methods to cleanse and purify. Bring your friends and RSVP quickly, especially for our Breast Thermography Day at the end of the month:

April 1st- Dr. Casen @ Westlake Porter Library, Connecting For Kids Talk on Healthy Foods (register online) - 2-3 PM

April 5- Half Hour to Health- Say Goodbye to Allergies @ Westlake Office 12-12:30 pm, friends & family encouraged, no registration req.

April 6- Half Hour to Health- Say Goodbye to Allergies @ Westlake Office 6-6:30PM, friends & family encouraged, no registration req.

April 12- Connecting for Kids Event @ Rocky River Recreation Center  5:30-8:30PM  (register online)

April 13- Faster Results Workshop @ Westlake Office 6pm - Helping our members get the fastest results in and outside the office

April 25th- Mustard Seed Montrose- Strategies for Detoxification 6-7:30PM

April 26th- Mustard Seed Solon- Strategies for Detoxification 6-7:30PM

April 27th- Mustard Seed Highland- Strategies for Detoxification 6-7:30PM

April 28th- Breast Thermography Day @ Westlake Office, anyone can participate in this, you do not need to be a member in our office (call to reserve)

April 29 - Avon Lake HS Sale by the Lake @ Avon Lake HS 9-3pm

MAY

May 3 - Half-Hour to Health - Mental Health: Getting The Most Out of Your Brain. Westlake. Noon. 

May 4 Half-Hour to Health - Mental Health: Getting The Most Out of Your Brain. Westlake. 6p

May 11 - Faster Results Workshop @ Westlake Office 6pm - Helping our members get the fastest results in and outside the office

In-Office April Specials

In office special - $25 Bio-Communication Food Stressor – This unique assessment helps the doctors figure out if there are any food sensitivities (Current members only).

10% off Histoplex AB – This one product alone has helped countless people in our office not have to suffer from seasonal allergies.

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Facebook Live | #PreventSurgery Heart

Hi Everyone! This month, our #PreventSurgery topic has been on your heart, and in this month's Facebook Live, Dr. Bob shares his drugless suggestions to keep your heart healthy and strong. For more information on your heart, and the additional ways to prevent surgery, check out his new book here.

Our February Newsletter

This month we are focusing on your immune health and making sure that you are receiving your adjustments and proper nutrition that will keep you from getting what is “going around.” We have a few product and service specials that will do just that:

Product:

Rapid Immune Response - If by chance you were to start feeling sick, the best thing to do would be to take Rapid Immune Response (two each hour until the bottle is gone). This will help supercharge your body’s ability to fight off foreign invaders. We always keep one bottle on our shelves just in case. 10% Discount In-Office for the month of February

Service:

Do you want to make sure your heart is up to its full potential? We will be offering the Acoustic CardioGraph at $25 dollars (a 50% savings!!) to all current practice members in-office the month of February. This is a great service to be able to analyze nutritional factors that could be impacting heart health. Call our office, 440-471-4200, to schedule yours today!

Half-Hour to Health Schedule:

February 1 - Noon | Westlake Practice | How To: Have a Healthy Heart

February 2 - 6p | Westlake Practice | How To: have a Healthy Heart

March 1 - Noon | Westlake Practice | Breast Health Strategies

March 2 - 6p | Westlake Practice | Breast Health Strategies

Our Top 5 Tips for 2017!

We're right on the cusp of a new year, and we put together a diagram (see below) that you can send to your friends about our recommendations. Also, please join us on January 4 at noon and 5th at 6p for our first Half-Hour to Health of 2017!

Our Top 5 Tips

1. Begin Chiropractic Care!

2. Get Enough Sleep
- Essential for healing in your body.
- Create growth hormone for healing
- Goal: 8 hrs
- Have a consistent bedtime

3. Exercise
- Create movement as a part of your life
- Helps with detoxification, blood flow, oxygen, mental health…ect
- Goal: 20 mins/day
- Do what you love and enjoy

4. Make Wise Food Choices
- Foods that cause inflammation are: gluten/dairy/sugar
- Focusing on anti-inflammatory foods: proteins & vegetables
- Read labels
- Focus on organic (due to pesticides) & fresh

5. Drink Water
- 85 % of your body is water
- Water goals: measurement is key
- The type of water you should be drinking

More info about The Drugless Diet

More info about The Drugless Detox

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Facebook Live | Liver Health

We wrapped up our 2016 Facebook Live events with Dr. Bob and Debbie co-hosting together and sharing tips on how to keep your liver functioning optimally without medication. In the video, Dr. Bob talks about the castor oil pack, beets, a non-alcoholic fatty liver and more. To read Dr. Bob's new book, "Guide to Prevent Surgery," please go here.

 

 

Optimal Adrenal Health with Dr. Bob

Last month, we focused on improving your adrenal glands on Dr. Bob's website, and we held our live event on Facebook this week to answer your questions and to go deeper into what your adrenal glands are, and why you need to keep them functioning optimally, so the rest of your body doesn't miss a beat.

This month, we also have many fun events planned for you, please go here to visit our schedule.

Join Us for "Healthy Rocky River"

We are happy to announce a new local event that we will be participating in: Healthy Rocky River. This event is being made possible between The Healthy Community Initiative and the Cleveland Clinic. We will be sharing about our Top 5 Healthy Habits and would love for your to join. The event is free, but you MUST RSVP by calling 440-356-4362.

How To: Stress-Less!

This month, our "Half-Hour to Health" was on "Freedom From Stress" and we have the following tips to help you cope with stress naturally:

What causes stress to the body & why are we talking about it?

1) Environment- Pollution, weather, toxins from the genetically modified foods, chemicals in foods/products

2) Social- Finances, jobs, demands for your time and attention, loss of loved ones

3) Physiological- Aging, lack of exercise, poor nutrition, inadequate sleep

4) Thoughts- Your brain interprets changes in your environment/body and determines when to turn on the “EMERGENCY” response. Your thoughts determine your reality! Change your thoughts change your world!

The great news is Chiropractic helps to switch off the stress response and allows relaxation to occur! As soon as the interference is gone the brain stops sending those emergency messages to your nervous system.  3 minutes after you shut off these signals the fight or flight response burns out.  All of these functions will return to normal levels.

We came up with THE BEST TECHNIQUE of managing stress!

BBreathing – Deep breathing kicks in the healing part of the Nervous System (parasympathetic)

The 5 second breathing technique – breathe in through the nose for five sec, hold for five sec, out through the mouth for five sec, hold the breath out for five and repeat process 2-3x.

E- Exercise – One of the simplest most effective stress reducers is exercise.  Studies show that exercise alone helps reduce stress – Goal: walk 20 minutes a day three to five days a week.

S-Sleep – Most Americans do not get enough sleep, compounding stress in the body – this means going to bed before 10 pm and stopping the use of all electronics before bedtime. One of the most common themes that we have seen with our practice members today is not getting good restful peaceful sleep.  Example – “The nothing box.”  Tips for improving sleep include: Dark rooms, as quiet as possible and eight or more hours when possible. 

T – Talk – Self talk is huge when it comes to stress.  Most people talk worse to themselves then they would ever let anyone talk to them.  Having the right kind of self-talk is important – we create our world by our words.  In every situation look for the positive that can come out of it and don’t jump to the conclusion that it is bad or negative. For example Car mechanic – Someone comes in after they had their brakes repaired and says that they still don’t work – The mechanic can jump to conclusions like they don’t like me or I am a bad mechanic and neither of those may be true. 

T- Time – All processes take time – small changes today result in large changes over time , Your problem is not your problem it is your attitude about your problem that’s the problem.  If there are stressors in your life identify them and do not sweep them under the rug because over time they can get worse if they are not addressed.  Once you have identified the stressor come up with several ways in order to deal with the issue.  Not having a plan is a plan to fail.

Action Steps: 1) Get Adjusted 2) Practice the BEST technique 3) Share this with as many people as possible so that everyone can have the freedom!

Here is our video recap, enjoy!

Dr. Bob's "ABC" Salad

Three of the foods Dr. Bob recommends that you eat each day include a half-red apple, one-third cup of beet fiber, and one medium carrot. In this recipe, Dr. Bob combines all three for an "ABC" salad that is perfect for a summer potluck. For more recipes from Dr. Bob, please go here, you'll be glad you did!

Your Nervous System & Chiropractic

Did you know that chiropractic care can help improve your brain function and nervous system? Dr. Casen shares how an aligned spine opens up the rest of your body to receiving optimal brain output. For more information about your brain and nervous system, please go here, here, and here. To contact The Drugless Doctors chiropractic practice in Westlake, please go here. We can't wait to help you! 

TDD: Cancer Prevention

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word: Cancer? In our new "The Drugless Doctor", we look at ways that you can prevent cancer including lifestyle modification.

If you are visiting our blog for the first time, we have been able to help many practice members prevent and stop cancer and we would love to help you at our chiropractic and nutrition-based practice in Westlake and Elyria, OH. Please contact us here.