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.

The Drugless Doctors | In Our Community (June 16-26)

Summer is here and we were grateful for the opportunity to spend the first week of the new season at The Westside Flea in North Olmsted and the Cleveland Birth Expo. If you have an event, we would be there! Please visit our Community page or email info@druglessdrs.com!

Dr. Casen & Dr. Anthony at The Westside Flea

Dr. Casen & Dr. Anthony at The Westside Flea

The Westside Flea - So Fun!

The Westside Flea - So Fun!

Dr. Casen DeMaria - Cleveland Birth Expo

Dr. Casen DeMaria - Cleveland Birth Expo

Cleveland Birth Expo

Cleveland Birth Expo

 

 

April H2H | Allergies

When the seasons and weather change, does your nose begin to "run"? How many of you turn to OTC medicine to help solve the problem, without it getting to the root cause? In our April "Half-Hour to Health," we focus on allergies, and how you can STOP them naturally. Below are our notes and video recap. Enjoy!

What frustrates you about allergies?

-Decreases quality of life, can't go outside, itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing, lower immune system

Imagine....

There is even a place on the weather to look at allergies, colds, and flu whether you should go outside?

Drugless Solutions

1. Subluxation

A. Misalignment of the spine changes the messages that the brain sends to the body – getting adjusted clears sinuses

2. Medications-

A. Covers up the symptoms

B. Terrible side effects

3.  Digestion

A. Improper digestion and consumption of the wrong foods are one of the leading causes of allergies

4.  Immune system

A. Subpar immune function can also contribute to allergies

5. Adrenal fatigue

A. Are you tired? Even after sleeping a full night? Does bright light bother your eyes? Do you crave salt?

B. All of these are signs that your adrenals need some help in order to fight off allergies.

6.  Food stressors

A. Food sensitivities by the person that can be causing the challenge

B. Get a food stressor done to evaluate if there are foods that may be contributing to the problem.

Action Steps

1. Get adjusted

2. Get to the root of the issue: nervous system, clean up digestion, support adrenals, address foods

Supplements that help with allergies

1. Histoplex AB – A major help to those suffering with allergies – boosts the bodies inborn way of fighting allergies

2. Intenzyme Forte – Helps to clean up inflammation and digestion in the body

3. Bio Glycozyme Forte –multivitamin for blood sugar and adrenal stress

In Office Specials this Month - April 2017

1. Food Stressor Test – On special for $25, normally $50, Histoplex AB is on special %10 off.

2. APRIL 28th – Our next breast thermography date – make sure to get your appointment scheduled. Space is limited

3. Our next H2H is May 3rd at 12 PM and May 4th at 6PM

 

 

The Drugless Doctors & Your Community!

We love being apart of the Northeast Ohio community, including farmer’s markets, going to sporting activities, and also speaking throughout the region to schools, business, and other organizations about health. Currently, we are planning our outreach initiatives for the year and if you own or are a member of any type of organization who would be interested in having us present a complimentary workshop please email: DrCasen@druglessdrs.com or call (440)-471-4200. We are dedicated to sharing and creating real health transformation for all!

PS. If you represent the health and wellness plans for your organization, please go here.

Dr. Anthony, Dr. Casen, & Dr. Bob DeMaria

Dr. Anthony, Dr. Casen, & Dr. Bob DeMaria

#DruglessTips | More Energy

Do you fall into the category of needing an afternoon pick-me-up? Or even an anytime pick-me-up? Dr. Anthony shares what you can do to improve your energy even as the day goes on. How do you maintain your energy levels throughout the day? If you are looking for more tips, you can see what Dr. Bob also suggests here:

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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Raising Healthy Kids | Teething

Teething often begins between months 4-5, but can start as early as three months. Since it can take anywhere from three hours to three weeks to see results, the symptoms can sometimes be misdiagnosed.

What are often simply teething symptoms, are being misdiagnosed as an ear infection; and the American Academy of Pediatrics has recognized that antibiotics are being overly prescribed to children.

Common Teething Symptoms:

-Runny Nose with Clear Mucus

-Irritated Ear

-Mild Fever

-Picky/Fussy Eating

-Disrupted Sleep Patterns

-Irritated Bowel

Commonly Mistaken As:

-Cold or Sinus Infection

-Ear Infection

-Cold or Flu

-Stomach/Digestive Disorder

-Colic

-Rash

Remember: Children benefit from Chiropractic care; not only for wellness and pain prevention, but as a major support to their immune system. Make sure you and your children come to visit us on a regular basis!

Facebook Live: Women's Health

Thank you to everyone who joined Dr. Bob for his Facebook Live event on women's health. The event was based off of his Women's Quiz and frequently refers back to his best-selling "Dr. Bob's Drugless Guide to Balancing Female Hormones." If you have any questions from watching this, please email askdrbob@druglessdoctor.com, and we will present it in an upcoming episode!

 

 

November Product Specials: Agrisept

During the month of November, we have discounted one of our most popular products, Agrisept-L, 15% in our office (only). Here are some of the ways Agrisept keeps you healthy not only during the cooler months, but throughout the year: 

Product Spotlight: Vitamin D & Iodine

We commonly see practice members who are often deficient in a few key nutrients including vitamin D and iodine. Below we have a description on why each is important, as well as a video from Dr. Casen.

Bio D Mulsion Forte (Vitamin D) – Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for the body. It is extremely important in the winter time in order to promote better immune function. You can protect yourself from the flu by having an adequate amount of Vitamin D. People that live in the Midwest who don’t get direct sun in the fall, winter, and spring should supplement with Vitamin D. We use a liquid Vitamin D that absorbs better in the body. The recommendation on that product is 1-2 drops on your tongue daily.

Iodizyme – Iodine is an element that is important for proper thyroid and hormonal health. People that have concerns about thyroid function should consult with their healthcare provider in order to be tested for adequate levels of Iodine. Iodine can help people who suffer with seasonal depression or fall allergies.

Vitamin D Video:

Iodine Video

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!

Vitamin B: Facebook Live Recap

Last night was our monthly live event on Facebook, which vitamin B was our focus. If you have any further questions after watching the video, please email us at info@druglessdrs.com, so we can help you towards achieving optimal health.

Summer Recipes

We are excited to share with you some brand new recipes that Dr. Anthony and Dr. Casen have personally prepared when they are at home. Please watch our "Half-Hour to Health" episode below that includes a special guest!

Dr. Anthony’s Sautéed Quinoa with Vegetables:

Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa, ½ cup chopped carrots, ½ cup chopped celery, 1 diced onion, 1 package chopped button mushrooms, ¼ tablespoon organic butter, ½ tablespoon olive oil, Celtic sea salt (you can add what you want to taste).

Recipe: In a pot bring 1 cup quinoa and 2 cups of water to a boil, once boiling let quinoa simmer for 15 minutes.  Put a frying pan on medium heat.  Add the butter and olive oil to the pan, add all the chopped veggies and let them sauté for 10-15 minutes.  Add the quinoa to the batch of vegetables and serve warm or place in the refrigerator to serve cold.

Apple and Onion Chicken Meatballs:

Ingredients: Two pounds of ground chicken, 1 diced apple, 1 diced onion, 1/3 cup buckwheat flour, 1 egg, Celtic Sea Salt (add what you would like to your taste).

Recipe:  Mix the ground chicken in a bowl with the apples, onions, buckwheat flour, egg, and salt. Once the meat has been thoroughly mixed make small circles in your hand with the meat.  Place on a baking sheet in the oven @350 degrees for 30 minutes.   Serve warm or double/triple the batch in order to freeze.

How to cook wild caught fish on the grill:

Ingredients: Wild caught organic fish of your choice, parchment paper, dill, and Celtic sea salt.

Recipe:  Heat up the grill to medium heat, somewhere between 300-400 degrees, place the parchment paper on the grill and place the fish on the paper skin side down. Apply dill and Celtic Sea Salt to the fish and close the grill. Keep an eye on the fish until the color changes all the way through, be careful not to over-cook the fish as it can become rubbery.

 Zucchini SURPRISE Salad with Turkey Bacon and Farm Fresh Kale:

Ingredients: 3 medium to large zucchini, 1 package of green kale, 1 package of turkey bacon, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, Celtic Sea Salt, cumin, and dill.

Recipe: Bring a frying pan to medium heat and add 1 package of turkey bacon.  Cook for 5 -10 minutes until done.  Chop the turkey bacon into smaller pieces.  Prep the kale by pulling the leaves off of the stalk and chopping the leaves up. Cut the zucchini up into smaller cubes. Mix the turkey bacon, kale, and zucchini into the original frying pan and sautéed together for 5- 10 minutes with olive oil.  Add cumin, dill, and a pinch of Celtic Sea Salt. Serve warm or place in refrigerator to serve cold.

Drugless Doctors Apple, Beet, and Carrot Salad:

Ingredients: 3 red apples, 1 beet, 6 medium carrots, Celtic Sea Salt, ½ cup walnuts or pecans, and ¼ cup rice wine vinegar.

Recipe: Shred 3 apples on the grater at the greatest setting, chop up 1 large beet into smaller cubes, cut carrots up into tiny circles or quarter circles.  Add all the cut up items to a bowl and lightly toss with the rice wine vinegar, add the salt and nuts in order to achieve a nice crunch.

Kickin’ Kohlrabi and Sautéed Onions:                 

Ingredients: 3 Kohlrabi, 2 onions,  ¼ cup organic butter, Celtic sea salt, and rosemary salt.

Recipe: Peel the outer covering of the kohlrabi, cut the kohlrabi up into small even pieces, dice the 2 onions.  Bring a frying pan up to medium heat and add the butter.  Place the kohlrabi and the onion in the pan to mix around.  Saute these two items together with Celtic Sea Salt and Rosemary salt. The kohlrabi is done when it is soft versus being tough.  Carmelization of the onions will help this dish to add a burst of flavor!

TDD: Posture

This month we have looked at ways to improve your posture, which you can see here. We also recently taped one of our new "The Drugless Doctor" episodes on the subject below. If you are looking to improve your posture naturally, please consider us and schedule an appointment, you will be glad you did!

#TBT: Diabetes

We have been involved in chiropractic and drugless principles for nearly forty years, and something we used to day every Wednesday at our old practice location in Elyria was a "Half-Hour to Health". In this "Throwback Thursday", Dr. Bob shares how to prevent diabetes without medication, which is our May focus on druglessdoctor.com.

Enjoy!

#NoMeds: Chiropractic & Exercise

It has been a few months since we have highlighted a practice member, and this week we have Trudy:

This set of chiropractors have been the best decision I have ever made. I am much better off since I have begun to go to this office! I have completed 5 half marathons, one 50K relay, many 5Ks, a 10K, and play women's and co-ed softball all summer because of the care that I have received here. I breathe better, I sleep better, I move better, I have no lower back pain and a much better outlook on life!! These chiropractors care for much more than just our spine, they care about our health and our overall life! Sports has never been so successful for me without the chiropractor care I receive.

Dr. Casen & Megan

Dr. Casen & Megan

We would love to help you, too!

TDD: Allergies

Does bright light bother your eyes, or do domestic pets cause you to start sneezing and eyes watering? We look at allergies and how chiropractic and natural care can help stop them in their tracks. If you have allergies and take OTC medications to stop them, consider coming to see us, we would love to help you!

Allergies & Chiropractic

This month at our practice we are looking at allergies. Did you know chiropractic can help allergies naturally? In this video, Dr. Anthony shares how our adjusting techniques relieve allergies, sometimes almost instantly. For additional information on allergies and healing them naturally, click here to view articles authored by Dr. Bob, you'll be glad you did!

The Drugless Doctors is a chiropractic and nutrition-based practice in Westlake and Elyria, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. We can't wait to help you!

Peppermint & Your Digestion

Have you wondered why they have peppermint candy at restaurants after you finish the meal? Dr. Anthony shares how actual peppermint can help aid your digestion in this quick video. For more information about the product Dr. Anthony is holding, please go here