Chiropractor Fort Myers & Cape Coral http://drkasters.com Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:48:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Things are Looking Up! The Benefits of Chiropractic for Erectile Dysfunction http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/erectile-dysfunction/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/erectile-dysfunction/#respond Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:48:18 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4079 Up until very recent years, erectile dysfunction (E.D.) was a topic that no one dared talk about. It was considered highly personal, embarrassing for men of all ages and very taboo. But with the recent bombardment of television commercials sponsored by pharmaceutical companies exploiting everything from bladder leakage to hemorrhoids to feminine itch touting not [...]

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Up until very recent years, erectile dysfunction (E.D.) was a topic that no one dared talk about.

It was considered highly personal, embarrassing for men of all ages and very taboo. But with the recent bombardment of television commercials sponsored by pharmaceutical companies exploiting everything from bladder leakage to hemorrhoids to feminine itch touting not only a magical cure but also glossing over an array of dumbfounding side effects that are supposed to be masked from mental absorption by the visuals of happy people doing an array of activities from playing golf to dancing. It seems like no topic is off the table for open discussion any longer – political correctness or manners aside. Just look at Bob from the Enzyte commercial and his bright white shiny smile that “tinged” every time he winked. He sure seemed happy and so did the numerous women lining up to be with him since he found this magical pill.

But when you actually read the side effects what you may get are: dizziness, abdominal pain, cramps, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, diarrhea, thirst, headache, constipation, insomnia, gout, flushing, burning, tingling, itching, metallic taste in mouth, tachycardia, palpitations, hypoglycemia, hypotension, mania, liver damage, jaundice, dark urine, light-colored stools, seizures, bruising, bleeding, nosebleeds, gastrointestinal bleeding, stroke, wheezing, or difficulty breathing.

Is it any wonder that more and more men are looking for something more natural? No matter how happy Bob looks, he is after all just a paid actor, and that woman falling all over him is not his wife, girlfriend or even mistress.

Before you go the pharmaceutical route consider this: ED happens due to a lack of blood flow. In order to correct the problem, that blood flow needs to be restored. Chiropractic adjustments to the spine can help to increase blood flow by uncompressing nerves. This restores circulation to the body’s vital organs. It has been shown that regular chiropractic adjustments have a significant effect on the ability to achieve and maintain an erection.

How it works:

The objective of chiropractic is to locate subluxations (misalignments) that interfere with nerve and brain impulses by way of the spinal cord to the soft tissue organs. Those suffering from ED could have a subluxation in the upper cervical and limbo-sacral region.

While there is no guarantee chiropractic will cure your ED, it has just as much of a chance of working as the pills available and with no side effects and as an added bonus the effects of actually healing your body may be long-lasting to permanent. Pills simply wear off.

If you suffer from ED, make an appointment today 239-332-2555.

Chiropractor & Nutritionist in Fort 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. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?

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

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Vitamins – Could They Be Prescription Only One Day? http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/vitamins-prescription-one-day/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/vitamins-prescription-one-day/#respond Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:07:18 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4072 If the FDA has their way, absolutely it is a possibility. Imagine for a moment that the bills they keep trying to approve through the U.S. House and Senate have passed. Vitamins, once freely displayed on shelves of health food and grocery stores everywhere, are now behind the cold hard wall of the pharmacy under [...]

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If the FDA has their way, absolutely it is a possibility.

Imagine for a moment that the bills they keep trying to approve through the U.S. House and Senate have passed. Vitamins, once freely displayed on shelves of health food and grocery stores everywhere, are now behind the cold hard wall of the pharmacy under lock and key and have been made prescription only.

Now picture a visit to your Doctor’s office. Although well-meaning, he or she does not believe wholeheartedly in the value of vitamins and supplements and has not been well educated on their uses. They refuse to write you a prescription even though you already know and are perfectly able to tell them what it is that you need as you have been taking it for years. You leave the office having paid a hefty visit fee and without anything that will really help you heal. This is the possible future we all face if these types of bills are allowed to pass.

They keep trying to sneak bills through with the guise of it as a Dietary Supplement Labeling Act such as in S. 1310 back in 2011. Though it did not pass, this could be just a precursor of things to come.

This bill would have given the FDA power to compile a list of all dietary ingredients believed to have the potential for adverse health effects and require manufacturers to add warning labels to any supplements. Now, this alone might not seem too bad, but the situation worsens when combined with the passage back in 1994 of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, where supplements have been exempted from the time-consuming and expensive drug approval process that pharmaceutical drugs undergo. This exemption was deemed necessary to preserve the vibrancy and variety of the market for supplements.

Because supplements generally cannot be patented, manufacturers would never see a return on the investment of proving scientifically what is already known about their safety and effectiveness. Yet, these new proposed guidelines seek to find a way around that exemption by giving the FDA power to pull all dietary supplements created after 1994 off the market and require them to submit all of their ingredients to an assessment process that could keep products off the shelves for months or longer while they are “tested”. 

This would have left the consumer with no access to products they depend upon.

Because of this, if products made before 1994 change their ingredients or manufacturing process in any way, the FDA would have the power to force them through the re-evaluation process, too.

This means that virtually all supplements will need to submit to the approval process. Together, these proposals could decimate the vitamin market, as we know it.

These proposals, though well disguised at times, do nothing to improve the safety of the supplements and likely will eliminate many products currently on the market. If the proposals are implemented, the increased cost and decreased variety will mean that many consumers, especially low-income, will have to stop taking the vitamins and nutrients that can benefit their long-term health. This unnecessary power grab would benefit FDA regulators and pharmaceutical companies by taking their competitors off the market, but it would harm the American public.

The bill would have required that the FDA, together with the Institute of Medicine, compile a list of dietary ingredients that could lead to adverse events or are otherwise deemed risky – based on completely arbitrary if not non-existent standards. Once an ingredient or supplement is on the list, there is no clear process to challenge the FDA determination, not even if new or contradictory evidence comes to light.

How can we combat this type of potentially devastating legislation? By staying informed.
When an act or a bill is proposed, call your representatives and vehemently oppose it. Let them know you do not support that proposal – make your voice heard.

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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. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?

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

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Super Easy Apple & Shrimp Salad (or Tuna) – A Light Lunch Recipe http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/shrimp-salad/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/shrimp-salad/#respond Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:04:02 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4063 High Protein and packed with vitamins and minerals, this recipe is a must for summer! Ingredients: 1 Macintosh Apple (or apple of your choice) cut cubed small 1 Can of Tuna Fish in Water OR 1 handful of cocktail sized shrimp cooked 1 Tablespoon of Light Mayonnaise 1 Cup of Alfalfa Sprouts 1/4 Cup Red [...]

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High Protein and packed with vitamins and minerals, this recipe is a must for summer!

Ingredients:

1 Macintosh Apple (or apple of your choice) cut cubed small

1 Can of Tuna Fish in Water OR 1 handful of cocktail sized shrimp cooked

1 Tablespoon of Light Mayonnaise

1 Cup of Alfalfa Sprouts

1/4 Cup Red Onion Diced or Minced

1 Cup of Iceberg lettuce or mixed leaves of your choosing

1 small handful of chopped walnuts

1/4 Avocado sliced

Add Pink Salt & Pepper to taste if needed

This recipe is crunchy and deliciously satisfying while adding value to your diet.

The breakdown:

Apples: Apples are rich in fiber, antioxidants, and flavonoids. They have been shown to help prevent cancer, boost your immune system, control your weight, help prevent hemorrhoids, detoxify your liver, and even help prevent cataracts!

Tuna Fish: Tuna contains Omega-3 fatty acids as well as a high amount of protein which is the building block of new cells. Tuna gives you selenium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, potassium, B12, and niacin, B6 and riboflavin.

Shrimp: Shrimp are pure protein and zero carbs.  They contain calcium, sodium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, and potassium. As for vitamins they have vitamin E, vitamin A, and B6 and B12, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin.

Light Mayonnaise: At only 36 calories per tablespoon and 0.5 g of saturated fat it won’t break the bank if you are dieting. If you are not dieting or doing the Keto diet where full fat is just fine, go ahead and use regular mayonnaise if you like.

Alfalfa Sprouts: can help maintain healthy skin, keep your iron levels up, help with wound healing and immunity, and contain Vitamin K for strong bones. Additionally, sprouts can help support weight loss and digestion as they have a high fiber content and give you a full feeling for almost no calories.

Red Onion: Helps to lower your odds of cardiovascular disease and cancer, help to fight infections, reduce blood pressure, help break up blood clots, improve lung function, and detoxify the body.

Iceberg Lettuce: While not the most nutrition-packed of the lettuces, its cold, water filled and crunchy and great for this salad, especially on a hot day. It does provide calcium, potassium, vitamin C, and folate.

Walnuts: Walnuts contain good fats, such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. They are also a great way to get your Omega-3’s. They contain ALA  which can help with weight loss or maintenance.

Avocado: Avocado helps with the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, K, and E) from other foods in your diet while containing fats that are positive for your health.

Pink Salt: contains 84 trace minerals. Salt is vital for healthy function of nerves and digestion, as well as the absorption of nutrients and elimination.

Black Pepper: When added to food helps to absorb and improve the bioavailability of vitamins and minerals.

So! If you are in the mood for a new kind of tuna or shrimp salad recipe, try it out and let us know what you think!

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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. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?

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

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Fasting for Health http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/fasting-for-health/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/fasting-for-health/#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 12:27:07 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4058 Fasting to improve health is in no way a new fad and it certainly hasn’t made its way through the ages because it is making some diet guru wealthy. In fact, this is likely the least expensive and most effective health treatment there is. Fasts have been done throughout the centuries for many reasons, some [...]

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Fasting to improve health is in no way a new fad and it certainly hasn’t made its way through the ages because it is making some diet guru wealthy. In fact, this is likely the least expensive and most effective health treatment there is.

Fasts have been done throughout the centuries for many reasons, some religious, some spiritual, as forms of protest, and for health. We are going to focus strictly on the health benefits.

Fasts can be done strictly on water or as a juice fast. For juice fasts, it’s recommended to do your own juicing to get the maximum amount of nutritional benefit. Water fasting detoxifies and heals more quickly as your body relies solely on stored fat for fuel, which is where toxins are stored. Burning off the fat releases the toxins and allows you to eliminate them through various bodily systems.

When you halt the intake of food it does several things. First and foremost it gives your body a chance to rest from the constant digestion process. During this time the body can spend its energy on self-healing and repair any damaged organs. It allows your body to cleanse on a cellular level from toxins and waste products. *If the person has taken in a large amount of recreational or prescription drugs the release of them into the system may be too harsh with water. Juice and possibly a raw diet are recommended instead to avoid damage to the liver.

How do you know if you need to do a fast? So long as you are not taking medication that has to be taken with food, are currently pregnant or nursing, or have a special medical condition, a fast should not be harmful to you in any way and beneficial in many.

Fasts can be used when you are feeling sluggish, tired, have a cold after cold and just cannot seem to get back to health or are experiencing aches, pains or emotional ups and downs. They are also used by many who choose to fast simply based on the knowledge that the body needs downtime to regenerate properly.

While fasting and after fasting is completed you may experience:

Improved energy levels

Brighter more glowing skin

Healthier teeth and gums

Deeper more restful sleep

A clean and healthy cardiovascular system

A decrease in anxiety and tension

Dramatic reduction or complete elimination of aches and pains in muscles and joints

Decrease or elimination of headaches

Stabilization of blood pressure

Stronger and more efficient digestion

Stabilization of bowel movements

Weight loss

Elimination of stored toxins

Improvement with a wide variety of chronic degenerative health conditions, including autoimmune disorders

Some of the conditions that respond best to fasting include, but are not limited to acne, eczema, psoriasis, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, Chron’s disease, high blood pressure, asthma, allergies, headaches, benign tumors, uterine fibroids and even lupus.

Supplements and vitamins are not recommended during a fast. Once the fast is over resume your normal intake, they will be more readily absorbable at this point.

People sometimes avoid fasting because they worry it will lower their metabolism. This simply is not the case. Metabolic rates change – speeding up and slowing down based on our physiological needs at that time. When a fast is broken and the person returns to eating normally and participating in regular activities the metabolic rate will increase as well.

The length of time for which you fast is a personal choice. Fasts can last from 24 hours, to in extreme cases 21 to 40 days. Intermittent fasting is used often for weight loss with a regiment of 24-hour fasts 1-2 times a week eating normally the rest of the time. For illness longer, fasts are generally done allowing your body the time it needs to get back to health.

It is important to remember that your body is always working to heal itself. But think of your body as a computer. You only have so much RAM, if you have multiple programs running at the same time the performance suffers. Close all but one program and it runs faster and more efficiently. Your body works in much the same way in regard to digestion and healing and fasting.

It is also important to be patient and kind to yourself during a fast. When toxins are released you may temporarily feel bad. Just go with the experience, know it is a temporary state, and let it go. You will soon be feeling better than ever.

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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. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?

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Frozen Shoulder – Heal it Through Chiropractic http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/frozen-shoulder-heal-chiropractic/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/frozen-shoulder-heal-chiropractic/#respond Wed, 06 Jun 2018 13:17:49 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4053 Newer case studies suggest that patients suffering from frozen shoulder syndrome can find significant relief with chiropractic adjustments. FSS is a condition where the patient experiences neck pain and shoulder pain and limited range of motion. Frozen shoulder may come on gradually and can begin as early as childhood though the majority experience it between [...]

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Newer case studies suggest that patients suffering from frozen shoulder syndrome can find significant relief with chiropractic adjustments. FSS is a condition where the patient experiences neck pain and shoulder pain and limited range of motion.

Frozen shoulder may come on gradually and can begin as early as childhood though the majority experience it between 40 and 60+. Both men and women can have FSS though its more prevalent in women.

FSS presents as pain in the shoulder joint. The tissue and muscle surrounding the shoulder capsule become tight and hard to move. Bands of scar tissue form and there is less lubrication. Motion becomes limited and pain sets in.

The standard medical treatments are physical therapy sessions which include a multitude of stretches as well as cortisone and steroid shots directly into the shoulder where the pain resides. These may offer temporary relief but are rarely an actual cure or answer.

A case study done in January of this year took a look at the outcome of chiropractic spinal adjustments in patients dealing with Frozen Shoulder Syndrome. After just 2 months of care, 98% of patients had significantly improved range of motion. A whopping 32% of patients completely regained normal shoulder range of motion, and the average pain score dropped from 9 out of 10, to a 2 out of 10. This means that yes indeed, chiropractic is a great option if you are living with FSS.

Doctors are still unclear on what causes Frozen Shoulder. There are higher incidence reported in those who experience stroke, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, or surgeries like mastectomy where you are limited in movement for a time.

What patients have reported experiencing

Stage 1 – The Freeze

You develop a deep pain in your shoulder that gets worse with movement.

It hurts more at night.

This stage usually lasts 6 months or more.

Movement starts to limit.

Stage 2 – You now feel Frozen

Pain may improve a little but the stiffness is worsening.

You may become limited on daily activities.

This stage can last up to a year.

Stage 3 The Healing stage

Range of motion begins to normalize

This can take up to 3 years.

FSS can resolve on its own and has been shown to last on average 3 years. Why wait it out when there is help? Come see Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C.

Chiropractor & Nutritionist in Fort 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. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?

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

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Nootropics – What Are They? http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/nootropics-what-are-they/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/nootropics-what-are-they/#respond Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:42:31 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4046 Memory and performance enhancement can now be yours through use of “smart drugs” according to pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers. Nootropic is the classification they have come up with for this new area of the pharmaceutical market. The word is derived from the Greek word nous, or "mind," and trepein meaning "to bend/turn". Nootropics are thought [...]

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Memory and performance enhancement can now be yours through use of “smart drugs” according to pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers.

Nootropic is the classification they have come up with for this new area of the pharmaceutical market.

The word is derived from the Greek word nous, or “mind,” and trepein meaning “to bend/turn”. Nootropics are thought to work by altering the availability of the brain’s supply of neurochemicals (neurotransmitters, enzymes, and hormones) and by improving the brain’s oxygen supply stimulating nerve growth. It is the hot topic these days and certainly does not look like these drugs are going away any time soon.

Brains boosting supplements and vitamins have been around for centuries. You have likely heard of fish referred to as “brain food” before, and there is science behind that. Omega-3 is well known for its ability to improve cognitive function when taken on a regular basis. It has shown much promise in combating even Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Ginkgo Biloba (An antioxidant that supports healthy blood and oxygen flow to the brain, helping to improve brain function. Supports memory and circulation.)

Gota Kola (Supports the central nervous & circulatory systems supplying mental clarity)

DHEA (Supports the immune system, reduces stress levels, and makes you feel happier and more focused)

Pine Bark Extract (Powerful antioxidant 3x stronger than in Vitamin E and Vitamin C)

Coral Calcium (keeps muscles, nerves, and blood working properly, promotes healing and strong bones)

Choline & Inositol (This combination helps prevent high cholesterol, promotes mood, better memory, mental clarity, and concentration, energizes your body and mind)

DMAE (Shown to be helpful in improving memory and learning ability, mood stabilization, enhances mental alertness, as well as promoting healthy skin)

All have shown to benefit not only memory but enhance mood as well. All are safe and natural, but what about these newly coined “smart drugs”?

As tempting as popping a pill and becoming instantly smarter sounds, with movies like Limitless being released, where the lead character takes a new designer drug that looks similar to a shiny contact lens and within moments goes from the unfocused, uninspired, unable to concentrate looser writer wannabe to the super charismatic, memory enhanced, ultra-focused, energetically organized, money making, dream version of himself that he has always wanted to be. This is not the reality of it.

Even in Limitless, there was a price to pay, consequences and serious side effects.  By ingesting these largely untested drugs the waters we are delving into are dangerous. After all, we are tampering with our very control center. The long-term results so far are not completely tested or known.

We strongly feel that before taking any drug it’s important to do your own research. We always recommend that the natural way as always the better choice.

Chiropractor & Nutritionist in Fort 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. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?

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What is the largest organ in the body? We don’t often think of it that way, but the answer is your skin.

 


Skin is a unique and amazing part of us. It covers nearly our entire body and is the outward part of us that is seen every day. Despite this, it is often not taken care of properly.

When we are young our skin is very elastic – filled with collagen, well hydrated and plump. We seem to be glowing with life! Yet as we age, lifestyle and environmental factors, as well as genetics, begin to take a toll on our skin and in turn our youthful appearance.

The human body is more than 60% water so it only stands to reason that water plays a vital role in this process. Your skin is filled with pores that act as a filter allowing you to rid your system of toxins and to sweat when necessary in order to cool down. Keeping your skin clean and moisturized play a vital role in caring for your body.

In order to keep our skin healthy as we age there are a few things we need to do on a regular basis:

#1 Eat a well balanced diet. Your skin is a reflection of how healthy you are on the inside. Temporary supplementation of vitamins and minerals you are lacking can also prove to be very healing.

#2 Hydration – Drinking pure clean water and steering clear of sugary drinks and artificial sweeteners as well as moderation in caffeinated beverages is a positive step.

#3 Cleansing the skin on a daily basis. There are a multitude of creams, soaps and cleansers on the market today and everyone has their own opinions on what works and what doesn’t. Choose a cleanser that is suited for your skin type whether it is oily, dry, combination or sensitive there are many quality products on the market. The more natural the better – many soaps and shampoos these days are made with the same ingredients as your floor cleaner so read the labels! A good rule of thumb is – if you trip over the words trying to pronounce them, chances are it’s not in your best interest to rub it on your body!

#4 Exfoliating – Assisting your skin in shedding the dead outer cells through the use of exfoliants such as scrubs, loofah sponges, bristle brushes and towards the more extreme – peels or laser.

#5 Toning – Toning is a step most of us miss in this process. The purpose of a toner is to wash away any residual dirt or soap left from washing your face. A good toner, sometimes called an astringent, cleanses and shrinks your pours in a sense “toning” your skin.

#6 Moisturizing. This is a vital step. Surface moisturizers are designed to add hydration from the outside of the body by applying a layer of viscous cream or lotion to be absorbed into the skin. Again, read your labels and see what it is you are rubbing on and soaking into your body. Just because it smells good doesn’t mean it’s good for you.

#7 Sun protection. This is a hot topic these days. You often hear in the news and from other sources that you need to wear sunblock at all times or risk the possibility of skin cancer. This, idea once stated as cold hard fact, is now being challenged. In fact it has been shown in recent studies that retinyl palmitate, an ingredient in most sunscreens, was shown to accelerate cancer in lab animals. The other problem with wearing a sunscreen all of the time you are outside is that exposure to the sun creates Vitamin D in our bodies which is vital for good health. Vitamin D plays a role in supporting healthy bones by proportioning the absorption of calcium, lowers your blood pressure, and is one of the most potent inhibitors of cancer cell growth! Additionally it helps to regulate your immune system so while sunburn is dangerous and repeated sunburns are extremely dangerous some sun on your skin is needed and very healthy for you. Use your best judgment. If you are going to be outside for an extended period of time cover up with hats and clothing, and if you choose to use a sunscreen make sure it does not contain retinyl palmitate.

#8 Don’t smoke! Smoking makes your skin dull and contributes to wrinkles giving you the appearance of advanced age.

And finally-

#9 Live stress-free! Stress is a huge contributing factor to skin condition and appearance. We know its easy for us to tell you to eliminate stress, and not always so easy to put into practice. Don’t worry, we will give you some amazing tips in an upcoming article – so keep an eye out!

Caring for your skin doesn’t need to be a time-consuming hassle. Once you get your skin care products and regiment together, it becomes like second nature. And after all… aren’t you worth it?

Come in for a nutrition appointment and get your diet on track – it could boost not only the look and feel of your skin but your overall health as well.

Chiropractor & Nutritionist in Fort 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. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?

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How to Easily Add More Nutrients Into Your Diet http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/easily-add-nutrients-diet/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/easily-add-nutrients-diet/#respond Tue, 29 May 2018 16:14:07 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4033 One of the quickest and simplest ways to get more nutrients into your diet on a daily basis is by adding more fruits and vegetables. While that may sound easy enough, we live in a prepackaged pre-made food kind of society. Most of which consists of carbohydrates, sugars, preservatives, and lord knows what else. Rather [...]

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One of the quickest and simplest ways to get more nutrients into your diet on a daily basis is by adding more fruits and vegetables.

While that may sound easy enough, we live in a prepackaged pre-made food kind of society. Most of which consists of carbohydrates, sugars, preservatives, and lord knows what else.

Rather than reaching for cookies, crackers, or even bars that have been processed and compressed, as you cruise down the grocery isles grab canned, frozen, and fresh fruits and vegetables.

Start your day with a piece of fruit added to breakfast. An ideal mix of protein, carbohydrates, and a piece of fruit will get your body moving.

When packing snacks: carrot sticks, broccoli, cauliflower, even bell peppers, all are great grab, pack in a bag and go treats. Think of party trays – you can even add a little yogurt or sour cream dip if plain vegetables don’t appeal to your pallet.  Fruits come in their own wrappers. Apples, plums, bananas, oranges, tangerines, and many more are all grown to grab and go, very easy to reach for on the run no matter how busy your day is and even if you don’t happen to have refrigeration.

If you have kids the same goes for packing school lunches. Get creative. Ants on a log are a favorite and often traded treat. Cut up celery, add peanut butter, and sprinkle raisins. Voila! Ants on a log. Sweet, salty, crunchy and very healthy. Packed with protein and iron they can keep your kiddos going.

Entertaining? – you may be tempted to take the easy way out and fill bowls with the traditional chips and dips. Sure every one like them, but health is on the forefront of many peoples minds these days and having healthy alternatives available makes you a great host.

Ideas

  1. Fondu – Who doesn’t love cheese? Rather than dipping bread and chocolates, offer apples, carrots, cauliflower, pineapple, banana, mangos, and more.
  2. Dried fruits are always a hit and packed with vitamins.
  3. Fire up the grill! – Fat drips away from the meats while cooking naturally and you can even grill vegetables like Portabella mushrooms in place of burgers as well as skewers of veggies and fruits! Amazingly most have never tried grilling fruit and things like peaches, pineapples and kiwis are simply delicious and decadent.
  4. Follow your cravings – unless it’s for absolute junk food, your body may be trying to tell you that you are missing something. ie. if you have a weird craving for liver you may be iron or copper deficient. If you are craving Brazil nuts you may be missing selenium. Food is intended to be our fuel.

One of the most important takeaways from this article is to eat a wide variety of foods. Don’t get locked into the same old same old. Stepping out of your box can not only increase your interest in healthy eating, it can add vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you may be missing, therefore increasing your health!

For more information on nutrition come see Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C.

Chiropractor & Nutritionist in Fort 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. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?

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

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Is Your Nervous System in Need of a Cleanse? http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/nervous-system-need-cleanse/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/nervous-system-need-cleanse/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 14:20:03 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4029 The nervous system is the most important system in the body.   Why? because it controls every muscle, gland, organ, tissue, and system. It resides in our spine. With chiropractic care on a regular basis, you can keep all signals firing at full strength which helps to keep your organs and body healthy. Your nervous [...]

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The nervous system is the most important system in the body.

 


Why? because it controls every muscle, gland, organ, tissue, and system. It resides in our spine. With chiropractic care on a regular basis, you can keep all signals firing at full strength which helps to keep your organs and body healthy.

Your nervous system controls your entire body.

Hearing

Taste

Smell

Feeling

Sight

Both voluntary and involuntary movements

Coordination

Balance

Blood Pressure and flow

Thinking

Reasoning

Thought

Memory

Language skills

When one of the wires or systems is blocked it can make you susceptible to disease, the improper working of an organ or system, and can eventually even result in death depending on what is blocked.

Here are the signs to look for

Lack of sleep | Insomnia

Headaches

Stress and Anxiety

Blood pressure issues

Lack of concentration

and much more

If you are experiencing these issues, the nervous system is one possible suspect.

How to support your nervous system naturally ( nutritional suggestions)

  1. Chiropractic manipulations/adjustments on a regular basis
  2. Foods that can help with nerve repair and actually feed the nervous system: yeast flakes, spirulina, essential fatty acids, whole grains, and wheat germ.
  3. Oats are great for nerves as well as cholesterol
  4. Drink lots of pure clean water
  5. Avoid alcohol and sugar (they both depress the nervous system)
  6. Calcium and phosphorous containing foods as good for the system.
  7. Carrot juice, avocado, almonds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, sesame seeds, cinnamon, honey, celery and even lemons are also helpful.
  8. B-complex is a must for nerve health.

How to support your nervous system naturally ( lifestyle suggestions)

  1. Breathe. If you breathe from your stomach and diaphragm, great! if you move your shoulders and shallow breathe,  work on it, your body needs oxygen.
  2. Go to bed before 10 pm.
  3. Grounding – electrical charge can build up during the day. If you have difficulty sleeping try walking outside barefoot before bed.
  4. Meditation – calms nerves and relieves stress.
  5. Skin Brushing – helps your lymphatic drainage system as well as calm nerves.
  6. Right-brained activities – drawing, painting, creating of any kind help calm nerves and relinquish stress.
  7. Massage – especially when combined with essential oils such as chamomile, lavender, geranium or frankincense can calm and quiet nerves and the body as a whole.

While there are nerve cleanses available on the market online it is always best to work one on one with a practitioner who understands the body and your particular case. Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. of Fort Myers, Fl Chiropractic and Nutrition can help.

Chiropractor & Nutritionist in Fort 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. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?

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

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The Importance of Chiropractic Care After a Car Accident http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/auto-accident-injuries/importance-chiropractic-care-car-accident/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/auto-accident-injuries/importance-chiropractic-care-car-accident/#respond Wed, 23 May 2018 18:59:28 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4023 The initial concern once your vehicle comes to a screeching halt is that of major injuries that are, be it internal or external, traumatic to the body. The EMT’s come right away with the ambulance and are the first responders for every accident along with the police and fire department should your car or truck [...]

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The initial concern once your vehicle comes to a screeching halt is that of major injuries that are, be it internal or external, traumatic to the body.

The EMT’s come right away with the ambulance and are the first responders for every accident along with the police and fire department should your car or truck catch fire.

If injured you may be transported to the hospital for further examination and testing as well as stabilization. Hospitals are wonderful for correcting and setting broken bones, closing lacerations, icing contusions, and finding major possible problems and injuries.

What they do not deal with is possible misalignments and subluxations occurring within your musculoskeletal system.  This includes not only misalignments but soft tissue damage.

Right after an accident occurs your body may go into a state of shock. In the state known as shock, your body will produce dopamine as well as other chemicals in the brain. This rush of endorphins enables you to be able to function. Amazingly you may not feel damage, pain or soreness until the following day.

While you may be injured anywhere on the body during an accident the most common injuries are neck and back. This is due to the way we are held in place by the seatbelts in the vehicles. Though strapped in our heads have to be able to move. When an impact happens, your neck is whipped in one direction then snaps back in reverse. This is known as Hyperflexion-hyperextension. These injuries can affect the soft tissues in the neck as well as intervertebral discs and joint capsules.

The result = Whiplash

Whiplash may present itself in the following ways:

  • Neck pain
  • Nausea
  • Arm pain or numbness
  • Inflammation
  • Dizziness
  • Foggy thinking
  • Lightheadedness
  • Back pain
  • Anxiety
  • Jaw pain
  • Depression

Seeing a Chiropractor as soon as you are able to following an accident can help you to heal and minimize any permanent damage. Your chiropractor will perform a thorough exam including X-rays. If they feel you are in good enough shape and will benefit from an adjustment they will do so at that time. They will also set a course of treatment going forward.

It only takes a minor accident of even just 10mph to affect the curve of the spine sometimes straightening it which is not natural and doesn’t allow proper movement. This is especially true in the neck.  When not readjusted, the soft tissues may heal and scar with the vertebra in the wrong place, causing pain. As years progress, this may cause degenerative joint disease and or osteoarthritis.

Directions for the most successful recovery: What to do after a crash.

1. Remain calm. it helps to reduce inflammation

2. Ice. 10 – 15 minutes at a time every couple of hours can help to mute pain and keep swelling down.

3. Rest! Promotes healing.

4. Take Arnica Montana. A homeopathic medication intended for bruising and muscle soreness.

5. Meditation. Helps to heal the body and remove pain impulses while in a session.

6. Take natural anti-inflammatories.  Turmeric, natural plant enzymes such as Bromelain, or Papain all can help discomfort just as well as OTC meds like ibuprofen and Naproxen.

Know what to expect

Accident sore can be amazingly similar to “gym sore” also known as DOMS or delayed onset muscle soreness. Muscles that have been strained in the crash may become their most sore 1-3 days post accident. So just be easy on yourself.

Other recommendations may be made in addition to chiropractic. They may include but are not limited to ultrasound therapy, stretching exercises, and massage therapy.

If you have been in an accident get help as soon as possible. Florida limits PIP (Personal Injury Protection) insurance to 13 days to seek treatment. Even if you have older injuries, it is never too late to heal. Give us a call today at 239-332-2555 or visit us online at www.drkasters.com.

Chiropractor & Nutritionist in Fort 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. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?

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

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