Chiropractor Fort Myers & Southwest Florida http://drkasters.com Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:24:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Can’t Shake That Cough? – Remedies That Could Help http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/cant-shake-cough-remedies-help/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/cant-shake-cough-remedies-help/#respond Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:03:43 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4709 It’s spring! Winter has passed and so have most of the colds and cases of flu, but what if you are one of the lucky few who has that persistent lingering cough that just won’t seem to go away? For many weeks now there have been reporting in the state of Florida of irritating cough [...]

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It’s spring! Winter has passed and so have most of the colds and cases of flu, but what if you are one of the lucky few who has that persistent lingering cough that just won’t seem to go away?

For many weeks now there have been reporting in the state of Florida of irritating cough that simply lingers. Coughing helps to clear the throat of irritants and phlegm. It can also be a symptom of allergies, bacterial infection, or a virus.

If you are still coughing up phlegm after a week or more you need to pay attention as it may be a bacterial infection requiring treatment. Bacterial infections can be treated with medications as well as IV fluids in order to rehydrate. On the flip side, upper respiratory infections are viral. They have to run their course naturally.

There are several natural ways in which you can help your body fight off these invaders. Let’s take a look at the best soothing cough helpers.

Probiotics – Probiotics will help support your immune system function and calm sensitivities to allergens like pollen while balancing your internal flora.

Honey – Mix 2 teaspoons of honey with herbal non-caffeinated tea, lemon, and warm water.  The honey is soothing while the lemon can help as a decongestant. Honey is a natural antibiotic.

Peppermint – Peppermint acts as a decongestant, a throat soother, and helps to break down and eliminate mucus. Peppermint also holds antibiotic properties.

Bromelain – That’s right, grab some pineapple or head to the health food store for a supplement. Bromelain can help suppress cough and loosen that mucus in your throat. (Do not take if you are already on antibiotics or blood thinners).

Thyme – This household herb helps relieve cough and aids in healing bronchitis. It can help to relax the muscles in the throat while soothing and relieving inflammation. To make some thyme tea: add 2 teaspoons of crushed thyme to 1 cup of boiling water, allow it to steep for 10 minutes, cool a bit, and drink. You may strain it, but it will not hurt to drink the thyme itself.

Chiropractic Adjustments – Surprisingly chiropractic adjustments can help you fight off a cough as well. When your body is fully in alignment your nervous system is able to fully revitalize all organs as intended. This can help your body heal more quickly and keep your immunity high so you do not catch every cold and cough that comes through.

And as always, be sure to drink plenty of liquids. Hydration is vital as your body works to fight off a virus or bacteria. Your condition should begin to improve. If it does not, or if it gets worse, you develop a fever, or cough up blood please seek medical help.

Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

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MRI Proves Chiropractic Results http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/back-pain/mri-proves-chiropractic-results/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/back-pain/mri-proves-chiropractic-results/#respond Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:04:30 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4700 Researchers recently set out to explain visually and scientifically just how well chiropractic works to help patients alleviate back pain. What they found was even more impressive than they expected. Using MRI scan technology they were able to document the positive changes made in each patient’s health. Patients who experience chronic low back pain generally [...]

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Researchers recently set out to explain visually and scientifically just how well chiropractic works to help patients alleviate back pain. What they found was even more impressive than they expected.

Using MRI scan technology they were able to document the positive changes made in each patient’s health. Patients who experience chronic low back pain generally have restricted mobility and movement in the lower lumbar of the spine. This can lead to degeneration of the discs between the vertebrae as well as lesions and adhesions which can further aggravate and cause pain.

The hypothesis of the study was based on the idea that chiropractic adjustments when done regularly can increase the gap between the vertebrae. It breaks up adhesions as they form and doesn’t result in scar tissue. This allows the back to move more freely. Moving more freely equates to less pain and stiffness.

During the study, the patients who received chiropractic adjustments along with side posture positioning were scanned in an MRI immediately following the treatment session. In each patient, the gaps were markedly wider and their pain level was reported as being lower.

While it is of course not necessary to get MRI scans post treatment this was an interesting look inside of the human body which confirmed what patients reported feeling.

Back pain is one of the most common complaints among the adult population. Nearly 22 million Americans visit a chiropractor yearly in search of relief. Back pain can be a result of injury, trauma, car accidents, muscle strains, or sports injuries.

Whatever your cause, there is no reason to resign yourself to simply grinning and barring it. Schedule a consultation and adjustment with Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C., and start your journey towards better health and less pain today. Give the office a call at 239-332-2555.

Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

       1-239-332-2555

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Help for Clicking Grinding Painful Knees http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/help-clicking-grinding-painful-knees/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/help-clicking-grinding-painful-knees/#respond Fri, 12 Apr 2019 14:26:05 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4689 As we begin to age our knees are one of the first areas that can begin to show signs of wear and tear. To what point greatly depends on genetics and activity levels throughout our younger years. If you run, jog, have a job that keeps you on your feet all day or have other [...]

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As we begin to age our knees are one of the first areas that can begin to show signs of wear and tear.

To what point greatly depends on genetics and activity levels throughout our younger years. If you run, jog, have a job that keeps you on your feet all day or have other hobbies or habits that are hard on your joints it can increase the tendency to “wear out” your joints.

When your knees hurt, there is no normal daily life, every step and move hurts. In the last decade, the number of knee replacement surgeries has tripled and many patients are only middle-aged, not seniors as one might expect.

The procedure is expensive and invasive. Fortunately, there is help if you seek treatment early at the first signs of knee pain, you may be able to avoid painful surgery and recovery.

Studies have shown that through the use of regular chiropractic adjustments help can be found for patients with osteoarthritis, reporting a significant reduction in pain intensity as well as lessened grinding and clicking sensations and noises.

Mobility was shown to be enhanced making daily life easier. In opposition to surgery, chiropractic shows no adverse reactions or side effects. What chiropractic does is restore normalized joint alignment which reduces wear and tear, grinding, and resulting inflammation and pain. Exercise and stretches may be recommended to help restore fluid to the joints and increase flexibility. 


We look forward to helping you feel better and walk easier. There is never a good reason to just deal with and live in pain. Painkillers and opioids just cover the problem like a band-aid. Chiropractic can help you find real lasting relief. If you have chronic knee pain resulting from osteoarthritis please give the office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. a call today 239-332-2555 or visit www.drkasters.com to learn more about his practice.

 

Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

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How chiropractic can help with ACL injuries http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/chiropractic-can-help-acl-injuries/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/chiropractic-can-help-acl-injuries/#respond Mon, 08 Apr 2019 17:55:35 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4686 When most people hear ACL injury they Automatically think surgery. That thought process isn't completely unfounded. If the ACL is actually torn, yes, surgery is needed in order to correct and repair the tear. Regular chiropractic care can help provide the needed support for postoperative recovery to ensure proper healing as well as preemptive prevention [...]

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When most people hear ACL injury they Automatically think surgery. That thought process isn’t completely unfounded. If the ACL is actually torn, yes, surgery is needed in order to correct and repair the tear. Regular chiropractic care can help provide the needed support for postoperative recovery to ensure proper healing as well as preemptive prevention based treatment when you start to notice problems.

By correction of biomechanics dysfunction as well as nerve interference chiropractic can pave the way for the best possible form during exercise and sports which can help to prevent future damage and injury.

Prevention of ACL injuries takes into account routines that enhance flexibility as well as the strengthening of the legs. These exercises may encompass yoga, stretching of hamstrings, quads, calf raises, toe raises, lunges, squats, and pilates. Strength training is encouraged starting with light weights only and slowly working your way up.

The result of stronger more flexible knees is that the knee joint becomes increasingly resilient in its musculoskeletal structure which supports the knee.

Regular massage and chiropractic can help keep your entire body in alignment keeping undue wear and tear off of the joints of the knees, ankles, and hips. When working in proper alignment tears, pulls, and strains become far less or a risk.

The knee is a joint known as a hinge joint. Stability is provided by your muscles in your thighs. ACL tears are most common in sports such as soccer, football, basketball, and lacrosse. The reason being is that an ACL tear occurs when the foot is firmly planted, the knee is flexed, and the thigh rotates internally while the shit moves in the opposing direction rotating externally. This makes the ACL highly vulnerable.

The stronger and more conditioned your legs are the more stability you have in not only the knee joint but all other joints as well. Keeping yourself in good condition and getting rest when you need it are both crucial to healthy knees.

If you are feeling pain of any kind in your knee come to see Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. while you are still in the prevention and strengthening stage and help head off the need for ACL surgery down the road.

Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

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How You Can Avoid Getting Sick from Airplane Travel http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/news/can-avoid-getting-sick-airplane-travel/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/news/can-avoid-getting-sick-airplane-travel/#respond Fri, 05 Apr 2019 16:07:48 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4681 We all love to travel, as in be somewhere new for amazing new fun experiences. Travel however in the actual getting there aspect sometimes isn't quite so exhilarating, nor is the potential after-effects of being crammed in next to other passengers who’s current state of health may be questionable. According to the AMA (American Medical [...]

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We all love to travel, as in be somewhere new for amazing new fun experiences. Travel however in the actual getting there aspect sometimes isn’t quite so exhilarating, nor is the potential after-effects of being crammed in next to other passengers who’s current state of health may be questionable.

According to the AMA (American Medical Association) nearly 20% of people who flew developed some sort of respiratory issue within a week of flying.

How come this happens?

Well? You are literally crammed in a contained metal object with a bunch of strangers for hours. Take heart though, we know this is not avoidable unless you happen to own a private plane (which, let’s face it, most of us do not) there are ways to boost your immunity and combat the likelihood of infection.

While the recirculated air is often to blame the fact is that the onboard HEPA filters really do their job very well. The real issue is the humidity level. Airplanes have a very low humidity level ringing in at only 11%. This makes it very difficult for the mucous membranes of your nose, throat, and mouth to do their job of trapping invaders in that mucus and vanquishing it from your body either through sneezing or swallowing it and letting your stomach acid take care of it.

Here are a few tips to help you control your environment onboard a flight.

#1 Turn on that air vent – Aim it at your lap to help direct germs away from your face.

#2 Wipes – Wipe down your area before you even sit down. Armrests, tray table, a window where everyone rests their heads – alcohol wipes are the most effective and least damaging to your immune system. Steer clear of anything with Triclosan.

#3 Say a big NO to in-flight offered pillows and blankets – Who really knows when the last time they were washed?

#4 Hydrate – we can’t say this one BOLDLY enough HYDRATE! It helps protect against germs and greatly reduce your chance of getting sick.

#5 Take a multivitamin and add even more Vitamin C – Keep your immunity as high as possible.

#6 Wash Your Hands – frequently. Soap and water are best. If you don’t have access, and alcohol-based sanitizer will do fine. Try to avoid touching your face.

#7 Rest – both before and after travel make sure to get some rest. When you are worn out you are far more susceptible to illness.

#8 Visit your chiropractor regularly – regular chiropractic treatment helps ensure a well functioning body and immune system.

Whether you are planning a trip in the near future or not remember these tips and come on into the office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. for a visit and get adjusted today. Give us a call at 239-332-2555 and make an appointment your body will thank you for.

Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

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Sucrose – The Unknown Analgesic? http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/sucrose-unknown-analgesic/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/sucrose-unknown-analgesic/#respond Mon, 01 Apr 2019 18:42:53 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4676 Sucrose in a suspended solution has been used as an option for infant pain relief for years, yet many of us have never heard of the idea of using it as a pain relief option. The reason for the pain reduction is unclear, but experts suggest that sugar naturally releases opioids. They also pose that [...]

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Sucrose in a suspended solution has been used as an option for infant pain relief for years, yet many of us have never heard of the idea of using it as a pain relief option. The reason for the pain reduction is unclear, but experts suggest that sugar naturally releases opioids. They also pose that stimulating the taste buds can induce a feeling of comfort.

Sucrose is a disaccharide of glucose and fructose. (Disaccharides are one of the four chemical groupings of carbohydrates (monosaccharides, disaccharides, oligosaccharides, and polysaccharides)). Sucrose is commonly known as table sugar. It is produced naturally from plants like sugar cane and beets and then refined.

An oral sucrose suspension works as a mild analgesic, effective in decreasing short-term pain and nervousness during minor procedures. It is also natural and much safer to use on infants and even newborns than other pain control choices. For this reason alone it is a go-to for hospitals and doctors.

Why Not Choose Sucrose for Pain Relief as an Adult?

We all love sugar. We know that eating something sweet releases feel-good endorphins, but as a choice for ongoing pain relief in adults, it has its drawbacks. Sugar can lead to extra weight gain, cavities, cravings, candida overgrowth, and withdrawal if you consume too much of it on a regular basis and choose to stop.

The other even bigger issues are that it has been found that sugar can cause inflammation to worsen in people experiencing pain due to inflammation, compounding the problem.  Along with that, it has been proven through scientific research that cancer cells feed off sugar. That’s one pandora’s box no one wants to push open.

It’s no wonder sugar is so addicting if it naturally stimulates opioid receptors in the brain. All in all though, despite the pain relief factor it seems like the best idea for all of us adults to use sucrose and other sugars in moderation and stick with natural things like turmeric, bromelain, willow bark, as well as pharmaceutical OTC pain relievers and if necessary, prescription level pain relievers.

The very best source of pain control and management is to find the source and help heal and eliminate it. Chiropractic care can help you do just that. We now also offer CBD oil in office to our patients!

Interested to learn more? We have tons of information on our site and would love to see you in our office for an appointment.

Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

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Is Sleeping with the TV on Ruining Your Health? http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/news/sleeping-tv-ruining-health/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/news/sleeping-tv-ruining-health/#respond Fri, 29 Mar 2019 07:46:34 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4666 Many people leave the television on for noise as they drift off to sleep. It’s a common practice and most don't ever think twice about it. The problem is when your tv is left on, even quietly, in a room where you are trying to sleep it interrupts your ability to get to the level [...]

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Many people leave the television on for noise as they drift off to sleep.


It’s a common practice and most don’t ever think twice about it. The problem is when your tv is left on, even quietly, in a room where you are trying to sleep it interrupts your ability to get to the level of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep. This is the deep sleep where your brain and body are able to regenerate and heal.

The exposure to the blue high-frequency Calvin scale light readings that the RGB output of a tv screen produce is a nonnatural daylight effect which can mess with your circadian rhythms and natural ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. One recent study found that exposure to nonnatural light cycles may have other health consequences besides insomnia including increased risk for depression and anxiety.

The other issue with the tv playing while you are sleeping is that during sleep even though your mind is “turned off” and you are sleeping, your subconscious still hears and takes in everything. They don’t call TV “Programming” for nothing. Your subconscious is literally being programmed. While you may be perfectly able to monitor what you watch while awake, show after show comes on without you being able to change the channel while you are snoozing. This leaves a wide window open for shows containing violence, anger, sadness, remorse, anxiety, loud startling noises that could actually wake you anyway. These emotions can carry over into your own life and feel like they belong to you when in reality its nothing more than “programming”.

Many that sleep with the TV on become dependent on it to go to sleep creating bad sleep habits. Try other bedtime behaviors such as meditation, reading, journaling, or simply clearing your mind. Try a sleep mask to block out all light, and earplugs to get rid of the sound. Sensory deprivation is great for sleep.

It may take some time but you might be happily surprised once you make the adjustment at how much more rested you feel when you wake up and just how easily you are able to drift off once you get used to it.

If you have problems relaxing enough to go to sleep try natural sleep aids such as lavender, valerian, vervain, or melatonin. All are sold over the counter at any health food store and many grocery stores as well.

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Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

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The Exercise that Actually Ages Your Body http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/exercise-actually-ages-body/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/exercise-actually-ages-body/#respond Tue, 26 Mar 2019 15:01:00 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4670 While everyone agrees that walking is fantastic for you, keeping you in good cardiovascular health as well as helping to tone and strengthen muscles, tendons, and ligaments as well as maintain good bone health, its close relative, jogging, may have more drawbacks than benefits when it comes to maintaining health over the years as you [...]

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While everyone agrees that walking is fantastic for you, keeping you in good cardiovascular health as well as helping to tone and strengthen muscles, tendons, and ligaments as well as maintain good bone health, its close relative, jogging, may have more drawbacks than benefits when it comes to maintaining health over the years as you age.

Basic science says that the harder you work your body, the more calories you burn. The more calories you burn, the more weight you potentially lose. The problem is there is a lot more to the equation than just calorie burn.

When you are young, your body is strong, your heart is healthy, and exercise by running or jogging, bringing your heart rate up to near its maximum capacity for a time isn’t an issue. As we age that maximum capacity begins to drop. When you go too hard and your heart pumps at too high of a heart rate you aren’t just burning unwanted fat – you are also causing your body to go after the muscle. This is why you see so many runners who are not fat by any means, but their body composition is often that of a “skinny fat” person. Meaning they are lean but squishy.

To gain the maximum benefit a fast walk is far better for your body overall keeping your heart rate in the fat burning range of 132-142 vs the higher rates jogging and running bring on.

Have you ever noticed people at your gym – you see the same people repeatedly for months and even years and not much difference in the way they look, if any, despite a heck of a lot of effort. Long bouts of cardiovascular exercise can actually accelerate the aging process. Why? Because it increases free radicals. These free radicals are scavengers that prey on your body’s tissue and nutrients. Unless you are training for a marathon, most gym goers are overdoing it on the cardio, especially if running or jogging. It is hard on your joints from your ankles, knees, hips, all the way up to jarring your shoulders and neck repeatedly.

The other issue playing into this is a nationwide problem with dehydration. Water actually helps you burn fat and suppress hunger. Drinking a gallon a day can take years off your appearance, help you drop extra fat, save your liver and kidneys from working over time chronically, and allow you to have more energy. The liver is your number one fat burning organ and if it is chronically overwhelmed with toxins, it cannot fully do its job and that extra fat will stick.

The answer: HIIT cardio. High-Intensity Interval Training. This involves no running. HIIT has been shown to burn more fat, keep your heart healthy, and save your joints. HIIT essentially goes back and forth between high and low heart rate. This gives the biggest fat burn.

To Do HIIT training – it can be done outside with no equipment, on a treadmill, an elliptical, a bike, a lateral machine, or even a rowing machine. Start out with 30-second intervals. Start slow and warm up. Then begin to alternate between 30 seconds all out at a good pace nice and fast (you can even crank up the grade or level) and then bring it back down to almost nothing allowing your heart to relax and slow back down. Repeat over and over again for 10-15 minutes.

If you intend to do weight training that day as well, do the weight training first rather than the HIIT cardio. You will have more energy and feel less worn out at the end.

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Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

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Lose Weight and Feel Better than You have in Ages! http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/lose-weight-feel-better-ages/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/lose-weight-feel-better-ages/#respond Fri, 22 Mar 2019 07:27:27 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4613 Tired of fly by night diets and fads that have you eating no carbs or eating nothing but cabbage soup? We are too. They produce temporary results (if any) and leave you feeling frustrated and often less healthy than when you started. Dr. Kaster’s Weight Loss and Wellness Plan is a gimmick-free personalized health plan [...]

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Tired of fly by night diets and fads that have you eating no carbs or eating nothing but cabbage soup? We are too. They produce temporary results (if any) and leave you feeling frustrated and often less healthy than when you started.

Dr. Kaster’s Weight Loss and Wellness Plan is a gimmick-free personalized health plan to help you achieve your health, fat loss and wellness goals. As long as you follow the plan it will change your lifestyle forever and allow you to keep the results you gain – permanently.

Let this program be your resource to change your lifestyle so that it naturally promotes weight loss while reducing the risks of heart disease, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, and even whole body inflammation. This program promotes healthy eating combined with lifestyle changes and exercises as well as supplementation only when needed.

The Steps

STEP 1 The Initial assessment and recommendations

Acute weight loss plan

Nutritional changes to reduce cholesterol, blood pressure, risk of diabetes and inflammation.

Supplements to suppress your appetite, and boost energy.

STEP 2 Exercise Plan

Weekly follow up visits to make you accountable and to adjust or make changes to your tailored program.

STEP 3 Feel Amazing and see the results

Dr. Kaster’s program shows you how to make the healthiest food choices, hammers home portion control and makes exercise fun. By following the plan, you will burn more calories than you consume and lose 1/2 to 2 pounds per week. You will be measured using our bio-impedance machine so that we can customize the plan to your specific metabolic and nutritional needs in order to help you reach your weight loss and maintenance ideals. The bioimpedance machine is able to measure your basal metabolic rate, a basal metabolic index and lean to fat mass ratio.

During the first two weeks of the plan, we will jump-start your weight loss. The purpose of this jump start is to induce your body’s metabolism from carbohydrate burning to fat burning. It requires dedication and self-control. The results will be significant.

How It Works

Move More | Eat Less.
The goal of the acute phase is to jump-start the weight loss process. During the next phase which we call the transition phase, you will learn to decipher labels in order to make the best food choices. Once you reach the maintenance phase you will have a wealth of knowledge and be able to easily apply what you have learned in order to eat a healthy diet on an ongoing basis maintaining your ideal weight. Bioimpedance testing recommended every 2 weeks.

Time spent in each phase varies on an individual basis

The initial assessment is just $125. This includes a consultation where your history, vital signs, height, weight, BMI, measurements, and a full physical exam are taken.

From there a diet plan is created and you are set up with educational materials as well as any recommended natural supplements to increase energy and decrease appetite. 

The Starter kit includes:

A food and exercise journal

Carbohydrate counter book

Supplements and Natural appetite suppressants are additional.

A 60 day supply averages $150-$200 Sublingual B-12 60 tablets.

Weekly follow up visits are just $25

During your weekly visit, we will take your vital signs and weigh-in and have a consultation where you can discuss any concerns and bring up any questions you may have face to face.

Do you struggle with your weight? Professional nutritional and wellness guidance are just a call away. Make Your Appointment Today. SCHEDULE NOW!   239-332-2555 and get started on the new improved you!   

Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

       1-239-332-2555

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While it’s normal to assume your legs are the same length, it is very rarely the case.

We think of the human body as symmetrical. The truth is there is some degree of asymmetry in most people. It’s so common in fact that it is called LLI (Leg Length Inequality). This is the medical term for one leg being shorter than the other.

There are two types of LLI.
1. Anatomical LLI. This refers to a leg which is actually physically shorter due to unequal growth, breaks, or birth deformities.

2. Functional LLI. This is the case when an imbalance is caused by a subluxation in the foot, ankle, hip, or knee, or pronation of the foot. When this happens it causes one leg to be slightly shorter than the other and throws your entire body off balance. It can cause stress and undue tension on all joints as well.

While you might think you can tell if you have one leg shorter than the other most of the time the difference is imperceptible with the average difference being 25mm or less. Many people stay off balance for years and never know it is the cause of their pain.

Just a 1/4″ or less off can cause issues.

The Fix

If you are found to present with LLI and it is found to be a functional issue it can often be corrected with chiropractic adjustments. If it is an anatomical issue a shoe lift or orthotics will likely be suggested to even out the difference.

When first wearing orthotics make sure to wear them in slowly. 1 hour the first day and slowly increase from there. Your muscles will be readjusting and it can make you feel sore.

Ultimately though the readjustment will bring you better health and a happier life.

Call us today to get started.

Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

       1-239-332-2555

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