Chiropractor Fort Myers & Cape Coral http://drkasters.com Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:40:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Can a Stiff Neck Be Avoided? http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/can-stiff-neck-avoided/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/can-stiff-neck-avoided/#respond Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:59:50 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4291 Stiffness, soreness, and difficulty moving your neck is generally accompanied by neck pain, shoulder pain, and headache. It makes it hard to move, concentrate or focus. In extreme cases the neck may be stuck or unable to turn, causing the person to need to rotate their entire body rather than simply turn their head. Sometimes [...]

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Stiffness, soreness, and difficulty moving your neck is generally accompanied by neck pain, shoulder pain, and headache. It makes it hard to move, concentrate or focus. In extreme cases the neck may be stuck or unable to turn, causing the person to need to rotate their entire body rather than simply turn their head.

Sometimes the onset is upon waking in the morning – other times it comes on gradually during the course of the day.

Neck pain and stiffness can be brought on by strain and movement – overexertion at the gym, moving furniture, repetitious movement over time, or simply moving “the wrong way”. Falls, old injuries acting up, and sleeping wrong can all provoke a pain response.

The most common cause of a stiff neck is soft tissue or muscle strain.

This can be brought on by sleeping wrong, sudden impact such as a car accident or sports injury, having chronically poor posture including looking down at your phone for prolonged periods of time, and it can even be brought on my stress or anxiety as they will cause your entire body to tense.

The best ways to avoid a stiff neck are to:

1. Avoid repetitive activities that put a strain on the neck muscles and tendons. If you must do these motions make sure to take breaks and stretch.

2. Reduce stress. Stress makes every cell in your body tense up.

3. Remain flexible in life. On a root cause, manifestation level neck pain is said to be caused by an inability to see things from others points of view – stubbornness.

4. Get massages and regular chiropractic adjustments. Keeping yourself in alignment and your body working and walking with a proper gate can influence not only how your neck feels but how your entire body works.

5. Limit your time on your smartphone or tablet. Text neck is becoming a real issue with today’s wifi society. Look up, and put the phone down once in a while.

6. If you work at a computer, take breaks every couple of hours, walk and stretch.

If you are dealing with neck pain make an appointment today. I can help get you feeling like yourself again.

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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Head Restraints Help Prevent Injury in an Auto Accident http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/head-restraints-auto-accident/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/head-restraints-auto-accident/#respond Mon, 15 Oct 2018 07:27:54 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4281 All cars and trucks come equipped standard with head restraints. Most of us don't give them a second thought. We get in, we adjust the seat position, the seat belt, the mirrors and of we go. But what about the head restraint, often referred to simply as the headrest? Head restraints are there not only [...]

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All cars and trucks come equipped standard with head restraints. Most of us don’t give them a second thought. We get in, we adjust the seat position, the seat belt, the mirrors and of we go. But what about the head restraint, often referred to simply as the headrest?

Head restraints are there not only as a rest for comfort but to prevent whiplash in case of an impact resulting from an accident so that your body alone does not have to try and absorb the impact. Left on its own the human neck is not built to take a jolt that results from a sudden quick stop, especially when the body is being held firmly in place.

Whiplash is the number one injury that results from auto accidents in the United States. Over $29,000,000,000 annually is spent treating whiplash pain in America alone. Whiplash most often results from a rear end collision though sideways whiplash has been known to occur in a small percentage of cases where the car or truck is hit at an angle, spinning the vehicle as well.

Here is what you need to know to help prevent and protect yourself from whiplash injury.

The key to protection is the proper adjustment of your in auto head restraint. Studies have shown that only 10% of us adjust the restraint properly. That leaves the majority of us at risk.


What Causes Whiplash?

Whiplash occurs at the point of impact when your torso is moving forward in one direction, while your head moves backward, in another. The ligaments in your neck sustain what is equal to hundreds of pounds of force during this motion.

How the Head Restraint Helps

What the restraint does is to eliminate the space in which your head can move if hit. This results in a reduced strain on your neck should a crash happen.

To properly adjust the headrest – here are the steps

1. Set head restraint height to where the back of your head is at the center of the restraint.

2. Position your seat back so that your head restraint is within 2-1/2” off of the back of your head.

If you have already been in a crash, don’t wait to get medical treatment. In the state of Florida, the law on PIP (Personal Injury Protection) within your auto insurance only allows for 13 days. After that, your resulting medical bills will not be covered.

Call the office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. today at 239-332-2555. Serving Fort Myers, Florida and the surrounding areas.

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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Sick in Southwest Florida? You May Have “Red Tide Sickness” – We Can Help! http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/red-tide/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/red-tide/#comments Wed, 10 Oct 2018 14:45:14 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4284 If you live in the Southwest Florida area or surrounding areas that have been affected by Red Tide this year you know it has not been the typical “Red Tide” we have experienced in years past. This massively oversized unrelenting bloom has merged with blue-green algae and stuck around for nearly a year now. The [...]

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If you live in the Southwest Florida area or surrounding areas that have been affected by Red Tide this year you know it has not been the typical “Red Tide” we have experienced in years past.

This massively oversized unrelenting bloom has merged with blue-green algae and stuck around for nearly a year now. The release from Lake Okachobee feeding it and growing it spurred on my our lack of drop in temperature this fall. The bloom has grown to nearly the size of the state of Connecticut.

It has hurt many local businesses and killed a good percentage of our wildlife population. It is affecting not only water quality but because it can become aerosolized and carried in the wind, has also altered our air quality. The toxins released from the Red Tide (Brevetoxin) and Blue Green Algae (Cyanotoxin and Myostine) have mixed with the organophosphates released from agricultural companies such as US Sugar (Glyphosate (Monsanto’s RoundUp) and other pesticides and herbicides as well).

These airborne particles are making humans as well as pets sick. Many people are visiting frustrated doctor after frustrated doctor who have so far been unable to diagnose the bizarre range of symptoms leaving their patients lacking hope and feeling terrible.

The most common symptoms are:

Lethargy

Exhaustion

Frequent feelings of a head cold or flu

Headache pain

Itching eyes

Fever

Itchy face

Tinnitus (ringing ears)

Blurry Vision

Runny Nose

Watering eye (usually only one side)

Excess saliva

Glassy eyes

Sensitivity to light

Muscle twitches similar to restless leg syndrome

Memory problems

Brain fog

Digestion problems

Palpitations

Agitation

Depression

Anxiety

and confusion

According to WINK NEWS (see video below start playing at 28 seconds), FAU researchers state that 100% of people tested so far have come back positive for Cyanotoxin (blue-green algae microcystin exposure) which lowers your immune system. 

Many are choosing to take the Cholinesterase RBC and Plasma blood test for pesticide toxicity (organophosphates) as well and are also coming up positive. It is vital to note that those reading the results on this test know that according to the CDC the lab values marked as acceptable are incorrect. Toxicity can present at just 40% of the top acceptable level.

So far, though there are a urine and blood test in a lab study setting for animals, we have found no local labs offering a Brevetoxin (red tide) blood test for humans.

If you are unexplainably ill in Southwest Florida we strongly urge you to give us a call and find out how you can do a neurotoxin cleanse to help heal your body from this exposure. Give the office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. a call today at 239-332-2555 or visit www.drkasters.com. info@drkasters.com to send an email.

Listen to what Reporter Chris Grisby had to say about the situation right here in SW FL.
He was let go from Wink News shortly after this shockingly honest report.

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Vitamins or Pharmaceuticals? http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/vitamins-or-pharmaceuticals/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/vitamins-or-pharmaceuticals/#respond Mon, 08 Oct 2018 07:33:03 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4269 Does it really need to be a battle between natural and medical? It seems that many people are hard-core believers one-way or the other. We believe there is a time, place, and purpose for both, and of course that they can work together and integrate harmoniously. While it is always best to introduce only natural [...]

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Does it really need to be a battle between natural and medical? It seems that many people are hard-core believers one-way or the other. We believe there is a time, place, and purpose for both, and of course that they can work together and integrate harmoniously.

While it is always best to introduce only natural substances into the human body we have grown up in a society which has inundated us with information that causes many of us to believe that taking a pill will cure just about everything. Have a headache? Take an aspirin. Have a stomachache? Take some Pepto-Bismol. Don’t feel well? Run to the doctor. Some work environments even require a doctor’s note in order to return to work.

We all want a quick fix. We all want perfect health and to feel better immediately. Swallowing a pill is often a tempting scenario when you don’t feel well. We do urge you to read the entire pack of information given on each and every drug you are prescribed. In many cases, the side effects are potentially worse than the original complaint. Just because it has been prescribed please do not feel pressured to take it.

Doing a little research in many cases can be very worth your time. Alternative medicine to many may seem like hocus-pocus.  But what needs to be understood is that we are more than just a physical body. We are energy and we are spirit. All of that needs to be treated in many cases, not just masking the symptoms.

Vitamins, herbs, and supplements are likely the easiest transition to make from medical to a more natural approach. Find a good nutritionist such as Dr. Kaster, who can work with you to suggest the best combination for you to begin with depending on your health, conditions or ailments.

Do NOT stop taking your medication. Many medications if abruptly discontinued can cause adverse reactions. Talk with your doctor about your intention to integrate and eventually if possible, change over to a more natural way of healing yourself. Some doctors may be resistant, but remember it’s YOUR body and your life. He/She is there to help you and works FOR you, not the other way around.

Louise Hay, well-known world-renowned author who wrote Body Mind Connection and Heal Your Body believes that true healing involves body, mind, and spirit and that each and every illness, injury or ailment we suffer stems from something deeper. When we find the cause, we can find the cure – and it’s not in a little white pill. 

Here is a PDF format of just a slice of one of her books. Take a moment if you have time to look up an ailment that has been plaguing yourself or someone you love. I think you will be amazed at how accurate it often is.

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/8755001/Bodytalk—Louise-L-Hay—Heal-Your-Body

Other alternative therapies can have wonderful benefits. Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Aromatherapy, Acupuncture, Kinesiology, Reiki and other forms of Energy Work, Meditation, Reflexology, Yoga, Breathing Exercises, Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique, Internal Cleanses, Hypnosis, Subliminal Reprogramming and an array of other practices.

You can heal your body naturally, many times without medications. Chiropractic and nutrition help you get to the root of the issue and allow your body to unlock its own healing capabilities.

 

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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Earache Have You Feeling Down? http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/news/earache-haveyou-feeling/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/news/earache-haveyou-feeling/#respond Mon, 01 Oct 2018 07:34:48 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4264 Earaches can occur in both children and adults. They are horribly painful and can even be debilitating, keeping you home from school or work for days on end. You may have an accompanying fever, headache, chills, tiredness, swelling of the ear, ringing or buzzing sounds, hearing loss, and even possibly a plugged up sensation. Often [...]

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Earaches can occur in both children and adults. They are horribly painful and can even be debilitating, keeping you home from school or work for days on end. You may have an accompanying fever, headache, chills, tiredness, swelling of the ear, ringing or buzzing sounds, hearing loss, and even possibly a plugged up sensation.

Often the first reaction is to run to the doctor’s office and ask for antibiotics.

The problem with this is that more and more we, as a society, have built up a resistance to antibiotics and they are no longer working. By taking them anyway, repeatedly, it lowers the effectiveness even further, and in some cases, builds up the strength of the infectious bacteria.

Because we have all grown so used to taking these drugs, sometimes we diagnose ourselves, taking leftover medication for what may not even actually be a bacterial infection, but a viral infection instead, for which they do no good anyway. In these cases, all that is doing is knocking down your immune system by offsetting the balance of the probiotics (good bacteria) in your body, sometimes making the illness worse.

If traditional medicine isn’t working well any longer – what are you supposed to do?

Its often recommended to take naproxen, acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain relief and fever reduction, but along with that – we would also like to introduce the idea of using garlic oil.

Garlic has a whole host of medicinal benefits including antibiotic properties.  It has been studied and found that garlic can often be more effective than pharmaceutical antibiotics. One advantage of garlic is that it does not cause the body to build up resistance as strains of bacteria due to medicinal drugs.

How can garlic help with an ear infection?

As soon as you begin to suspect that you have an earache, it is advisable to buy garlic oil soft gels. Make sure not to buy odor free garlic oil, as it is the accillin in garlic that makes it smell, but also that makes it work!

Take one to two soft gels per day by mouth. (Preferably with food, or garlic may be the only thing you are tasting for the rest of the day). Then, take one soft gel and poke it with a pin. Tilt your head to a 90-degree angle so that the ear that hurts is facing up. Squeeze the now open soft gel’s liquid into your ear canal staying in that position for a minute to allow it to seep down into the ear.

Then, with a small cotton ball or piece of tissue, gently press it into your ear, sealing the liquid inside. Lie down and allow the garlic to work its magic. Repeat as often as you would like, you cannot overdo it. You should start to feel relief in a day or two. In the meantime, a hot water bottle will do wonders. Fill it with very hot water and wrap in a towel and place on the side of your face/neck/ear. As with any infection, drinking lots of water, non-caffeinated tea and other liquids is advisable in order to keep you hydrated and flush out the infection.

Note: Never put raw garlic in your ear or on your skin, it can actually cause burns.

Interesting fact: Garlic can also be used to cure MRSA infections when combined with 10,000IU Vitamin D each day. To utilize the garlic, chew raw garlic chunks which release the accillin. This is also effective as a deterrent by taking Vitamin D daily, get plenty of sunshine, and cook with lots of garlic and oregano (oregano oil is also a potent antibiotic).   

Earaches are never fun, but be patient with your body. Rest and be good to yourself.

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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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Iodine Deficiency – One of the Best Kept Secrets Likely Screwing Up Your Health http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/iodine-deficency-one-best-kept-secrets-screwing-health/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/iodine-deficency-one-best-kept-secrets-screwing-health/#respond Fri, 28 Sep 2018 07:46:12 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4243 Surprisingly the majority of American’s are iodine deficient. Iodine is one of the most important minerals for the human body. Lugol’s solution (nascent Iodine) was created in 1829 by the French physician Jean Lugol. It was the go-to antibiotic. A multitude of conditions can be traced back to an Iodine deficiency Cancer Birth defects Hair [...]

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Surprisingly the majority of American’s are iodine deficient. Iodine is one of the most important minerals for the human body. Lugol’s solution (nascent Iodine) was created in 1829 by the French physician Jean Lugol. It was the go-to antibiotic.

A multitude of conditions can be traced back to an Iodine deficiency

  • Cancer
  • Birth defects
  • Hair loss
  • Heart disease
  • ADD
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Adrenal issues
  • Brain fog
  • Infertility
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibrocystic breast disease
  • Polycystic ovaries
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disease
  • Low IQ
  • Mental retardationAs pesticides, fluoride, bromide, chloride and other derivatives which are halides and toxic to the body have entered both our water supply and our soil, it has helped to create an iodine deficiency in the population. These chemicals actually block the absorption of iodine by the body.

Iodine is needed in all glandular tissue, any type of hormone-producing gland needs iodine to function this includes breast tissue, prostate, thyroid, and much more.  Iodine is both nourishing and detoxifying to our cells. Any endocrine system disrupting chemicals such as glyphosate (RoundUp), birth control pills, estrogen, and other toxins can be regulated by iodine supplementation.

Thyroid disease is the most prevalent outcome of lack of iodine in the body. It often is accompanied by a cyst build up on the thyroid known as a goiter. These goiters form due to iodine deficiency. In many studies, iodized salt was given to these patients and the goiters would shrink and disappear.

If you have thyroid disease and you take Synthroid or Armour what happens is it helps to regulate the thyroid, but it also increases the need for iodine, which is already missing, two to three times over. If you are on thyroid medication and not supplementing with iodine your chances of getting cancer go up 30-40%.

Additionally, with the introduction of pharmaceutical antibiotics the pharmaceutical companies wanted to make money and since you cannot patent a natural substance such as iodine it was suppressed in order to boost sales of other antibiotics which were patentable. One major difference is that iodine doesn’t disrupt the positive bacteria in the bowels. Antibiotics kill off not only bad bacteria but good as well pushing you out of balance causing a need for probiotics to be taken.

Be aware we are not talking about the same form of iodine as you put on wounds that you get at the drugstore. That form, Potassium Iodine you can only take for a couple of weeks. It’s not a very good usable form for the body because of the attachment to the salt.

Long-term supplementation requires a nascent (atomic) form of iodine. This is more easily absorbed into the tissue. This information is applicable not only to humans but to pets as well. The only certified organic iodine available today is Organixx Nascent Iodine.

Dosage: 20,000 micrograms of iodine a day (approximately 3 drops) increase the urinary excretion of mercury, lead, fluoride, cadmium, arsenic, bromine, chlorine and other toxic substances. Iodine is the only known adaptogen that will regulate the pH in your body.

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The Truth About Cancer – Ty Bollinger and Dr. Edward Group

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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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Chiropractic Care Helps Your Body Heal from Sciatica http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/chiropractic-care-helps-body-heal-sciatica/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/chiropractic-care-helps-body-heal-sciatica/#respond Wed, 26 Sep 2018 07:01:33 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4234 Prescription drugs only cover the symptoms allowing you temporary relief. Pain medication is very often prescribed to patients who suffer from Sciatica issues. According to the British Medical Journal, there may be little point. Researchers went over the findings in 23 studies which compared the targeted medication to sugar pill placebos and the medication was [...]

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Prescription drugs only cover the symptoms allowing you temporary relief. Pain medication is very often prescribed to patients who suffer from Sciatica issues. According to the British Medical Journal, there may be little point. Researchers went over the findings in 23 studies which compared the targeted medication to sugar pill placebos and the medication was found to be no more effective in treating this radiation of pain from hip to leg. That is, of course, the major symptom in Sciatic patients.

Chiropractic, on the other hand, has shown to have a major impact on patient healing from this issue. A study done in 2010 showed that it holds no risk compared to surgery and is just as effective.

Sciatica is caused by nerve compression. It can cause weakness in one leg or the other, shooting pain, loss of feeling, even paralysis of a leg, and insomnia. Things known to cause Sciatica include: lumbar spine subluxations, herniated discs, bulging discs, slipped discs, pregnancy, piriformis syndrome, childbirth, diabetes, constipation, and even tumours. Chiropractors use a variety of different techniques to decompress the spine, improve flexibility and increase the range of motion.

Keep in mind Chiropractic cannot treat some select sources such as bone spurs which may press on the Sciatic nerve. There will be some patient cases in which surgery is actually the best option. For many though, regular adjustments can help the body realign and heal.

When you come in a medical review will be done of your history and current symptoms as well as any diagnostic testing necessary which may include Xrays, MRI, CT scan or electrodiagnostic tests.

The treatment used varies from case to case. It may include Spinal Manipulation (Chiropractic adjustments), Ice/Cold therapy, Ultrasound therapy, TENS unit therapy (electrical muscle stimulation), and other therapies as indicated.

You don’t have to simply get used to it or live in pain. Health is our natural state. If you are in the Fort Myers, Florida or Southwest Florida area, Let me, Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C., help you get back on your feet again and enjoying life without pain. If you are outside my area, please google “Sciatica Chiropractors Near Me” – we wish you the best in your journey to wellness.

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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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Osteoporosis Explained http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/osteoporosis-explained/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/osteoporosis-explained/#respond Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:32:48 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4227 The disease of Osteoporosis causes bones in the body to become brittle and weaken over time drastically increasing the risk of fracture. Bone is not just made of calcium, it is a living tissue. Bone consistency regenerates itself by building new cells and releasing old ones. Collagen plays a big role in how sturdy bone [...]

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The disease of Osteoporosis causes bones in the body to become brittle and weaken over time drastically increasing the risk of fracture.

Bone is not just made of calcium, it is a living tissue.

Bone consistency regenerates itself by building new cells and releasing old ones. Collagen plays a big role in how sturdy bone is constructed. When collagen and calcium are lacking, the bone becomes weak.

Brittling of bones is a worldwide health issue that comes with ageing.

1 in 5 men and 1 in 3 women, ages 50 and older may at some point have a broken bone because of osteoporosis. In the USA low bone mass affects more than half the population 55 and up.

Causes of bone weakening include Adrenal Fatigue, Medication use, a metabolism imbalance, Copper deficiency,  Hyperparathyroidism, Eating Disorders, Vegan Diets, Smoking, Excessive Alcohol use, a small bone frame, and family genetics.

How do you know if you have Osteoporosis?

A bone density test can be given, but without symptoms, you really don’t have much of a reason to have it done other than curiosity perhaps if a parent suffered with it.

Things you may notice on your own include: Back pain (which can be caused by a fractured or collapsed vertebra), loss of height as you get older,  a stooped forward lean in your formerly straight posture, and even breaking a bone without a super hard fall or impact.

Pharmaceutical companies produce several drugs which have been formulated to increase the density of bone. The issue is that they all come with the potential risk for a wide array of side effects. Considering your bone health while you are still active and young is the best possible protective measure you can get.

Proactive steps to building healthy dense bones

Nutrition – Eat a diet of fresh fruits, vegetables, and grass-fed meats. Avoid refined sugar, white flours, and processed foods. The soil much of our food is grown in these days has been severely depleted of the minerals we need. So much so that supplementing may be necessary. The best way to determine what you are missing is with Nutritional Response Testing. Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin K2, Vitamin D3 and Strontium all have shown benefits to bone strength.

Drop the Stress – Chronic stress can not only spoil your mood and mental health it can wreak havoc on your physical health. Be nice to yourself, rest, treat yourself occasionally, do what makes you feel joyful and relaxed.

Work out with weights – Strength training builds bone as well as muscle. Consult a personal trainer if you need a little direction to get started.

Use Essential Oils – Helichrysum and Cypress can be applied topically to areas can help with bone repair and healing if a break occurs or a weak spot is shown to exist.

Chiropractic Care – Keeping your bones in alignment on a regular basis helps the entire body function properly.

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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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How Anger Can Affect the Brain, Body, and Your Overall Health http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/how-anger-can-affect-the-brain-body-and-your-overall-health/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/how-anger-can-affect-the-brain-body-and-your-overall-health/#respond Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:34:42 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4219 Many people are missing the link between emotion and physical. You might believe that anger is just an emotion which has nothing to do with your health, the truth is that our physical forms are greatly affected by our feelings. Today we look at Anger. Anger is one of the more powerful emotions it can produce large reactions [...]

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Many people are missing the link between emotion and physical. You might believe that anger is just an emotion which has nothing to do with your health, the truth is that our physical forms are greatly affected by our feelings. Today we look at Anger. Anger is one of the more powerful emotions it can produce large reactions inside both the brain and the body.

Anger’s Affect on the Body

Anger issues can bring about:

Headaches may result as well as a drop in bone density. Even eye site can be affected due to raised pressure.

Digestive issues – Anger can cause your metabolism to drop, blood flow to go more slowly and your mouth to become dry. You may feel like not eating or have digestive issues.

Cardiovascularly remaining in a state of anger is very dangerous. Your heart rate elevates, as does your blood pressure. Both blood glucose and fatty acid levels rise. This can make you a candidate for heart disease, heart attack and even stroke.

Your immune system may suffer a hit as well. Thyroid function and your endocrine system may cease to work up to speed reducing your immunity overall and opening yourself up to bacteria and viruses and even cancer.

It is important if you find yourself feeling angry, depressed, aggressive or notice other behavior or mood changes to go see your chiropractor. You may find significant help through dietary changes, supplementation and adjustments.

Take time to yourself and breathe daily. Set time aside to relax. Anger is a reaction that can be learned to be controlled over time.

Anger’s Affect on the Brain

The issues don’t stop with the body.

When you feel angry the amygdala (an area of the brain) is activated. The amygdala then activates the hypothalamus. This signals the pituitary gland discharging the hormone corticotropin. The Arenal gland will also secrete the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline.

This chain of events is set off not only by feeling anger but also by feelings of judgement, shame, fear, rejection, frustration and disappointment.

Anger can actually change your brain over time.  Chronically elevated cortisol levels can cause neurons to accept an abundance of calcium through the membrane. Calcium levels that are higher than they should be can cause an overload making brain cells fire too frequently and cause cell death. The hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex are both particularly susceptible.

An increase in cortisol can decrease your serotonin levels. Serotonin is the hormone which makes you feel joy and happiness. Less serotonin makes it easier for you to feel anger and pain more quickly (giving you a shorter fuse). It can lead to elevated aggression levels as well as a change in behavior and may also lead to depression.

We would love to help you get your health on the right track. Give the Office of Dr. Kaster, D.C. a call today at 239-332-2555 or visit www.drkasters.com to start your journey back to health mind, body and spirit.

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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If you have damaged your shoulder in the rotator cuff area which is a grouping of 4 muscles and tendons which help to stabilize the shoulder itself, through sports, weight lifting, or other over use, your doctor may be recommending surgery as the correction. The question becomes should you get a second opinion and are there alternatives?

1st. – Rest your shoulder. Avoid painful movements and stop doing whatever activity caused the injury in the first place.

2nd – Apply ice and heat intermittently to help reduce inflammation and ease pain.

3rd – Over the counter pain relievers may offer some relief as well as taking turmeric and black pepper in combination to greatly reduce the inflammation of the shoulder.

4th – stretching exercises can help loosen and heal.

5th – steroid injections may also be used to help with pain.

6thChiropractic treatment is very effective for grade I and II tears.

7th – Complete tears will require surgery.

You know you have a tear in your rotator cuff if:

You experience pain when raising and lowering the arm.

You have pain at night, especially while laying on that side.

You hear cracking sounds or feel them when moving the shoulder.

These are the muscles of the rotator cuff which play an important role:

Supraspinatus. The superaspinatus holds your humerus in place and keeps your upper arm stable as well as helping to lift your arm.

Infraspinatus. This is the main muscle that lets you rotate and extend your shoulder.

Teres Minor. The smallest rotator cuff muscle. It assists with the rotation of the arm away from the body.

Subscapularis. Attaches your upper arm to your shoulder blade and helps you rotate your arm, lower it and hold it straight out at a 90-degree angle.

Chiropractic treatment is very effective for grade I and II tears, but complete tears will need surgery. Many rotator cuff injuries heal by themselves in time. Chiropractic care is the best non-surgical option to work on both spinal and shoulder issues that affect the resolution of rotator cuff issues.

If you suspect you may have damaged your rotator cuff we invite you to make an appointment with Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. of Fort Myers, Fl for a proper diagnosis and treatment. If you do need surgery he will refer you to a specialist and if your case can be handled non invasively, he will get you on the road to recovery.

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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