Chiropractor Fort Myers & Southwest Florida http://drkasters.com Mon, 05 Dec 2022 16:38:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Does My Chiropractor Really Need X-rays to Treat Me? http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/chiropractor-really-need-x-rays-treat/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/chiropractor-really-need-x-rays-treat/#respond Mon, 05 Dec 2022 07:08:30 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=6485 You may wonder if your chiropractor really needs to do X-rays before treating you. The answer is that it depends on the patient and what is bothering them. Some adjustments are simple and straightforward, no X-ray is needed. Others can be more complicated. With experience comes knowledge. Dr. Kaster and his associates have treated enough [...]

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Does My Chiropractor Really Need X-rays to Treat Me? Fort Myers ChiropractorYou may wonder if your chiropractor really needs to do X-rays before treating you.

The answer is that it depends on the patient and what is bothering them. Some adjustments are simple and straightforward, no X-ray is needed. Others can be more complicated.

With experience comes knowledge. Dr. Kaster and his associates have treated enough patients hands-on that they can feel spinal misalignments through manual palpation.

But while this might signal an area needing a focused adjustment, X-ray imaging can provide quantitative and qualitative confirmation data that can be utilized in forming a highly specific, tailored treatment plan. This is especially helpful if there has been an accident or degeneration is suspected.

Getting the Full Picture

Through X-rays, a chiropractor can see what might not be apparent during a routine assessment. For instance, it can be hard to diagnose a person’s pelvic tilt due to the shifting sacrum. With the help of imaging, a chiropractor can also identify other conditions such as spinal stenosis.

Imaging can also reveal other conditions such as arthritis and deep scar tissue. These conditions need to be considered in order to determine the best course of action.

X-rays can also help a person visualize the entire spinal system. Think of a puzzle in its box. It would be far more difficult to put the puzzle together if you didn’t have the box with the finished image on it. Having a clear understanding of the pieces you are working with helps greatly to make informed decisions regarding diagnosis and treatment.

Are X-Rays Safe?

The fact is we are all exposed to low-level radiation daily.

Radiation is measured in microsieverts (μSv). You’re exposed to about 10μSv of environmental radiation each day living on earth. A digital spinal x-ray is between 20μSv and 80μSv. You get the same or less radiation from one spinal x-ray as you do from about a week normally. The lowest single dose of radiation that’s associated with increasing your risk for developing cancer is 100,000μSv.

For a few more radiation idea markers:

‣Arm x-ray: 1μSv

‣Dental x-ray: 5μSv

‣Flight from NY to LA: 40μSv

‣Mammogram: 400μSv

‣CT Scan: 10,000μSvOne important thing to keep in mind when it comes to radiation is that its duration and dose matter. Your body can repair damage over time, which means that even if you’re being exposed to elevated levels of radiation, it doesn’t accumulate.

The answer is Yes, X-ray technology is safe.

Got back or neck pain?

At Kaster Chiropractic, we use the most advanced techniques in order to fully understand what’s occurring in your body so we can identify and correct the cause of your symptoms. Our unique, evidence-based approach to chiropractic care combined with the best of physical rehabilitation therapies allows us to get unmatched, long-term results.

Discover the difference personalized, comprehensive care at Kaster Chiropractic makes. To schedule an appointment, call us at 239-332-2555. Visit us online to learn more about the practice www.KasterChiropractic.com.

 

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The Difference Between Immune Compromised and Autoimmune and How Chiropractic Can Help Both http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/difference-immune-compromised-autoimmune-chiropractic-can-help/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/difference-immune-compromised-autoimmune-chiropractic-can-help/#respond Thu, 01 Dec 2022 07:19:30 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=6480 Whether you have an autoimmune disease or are immunocompromised you likely find yourself more susceptible to not feeling well. It can be frustrating, time-consuming, and life-draining. Defining the Conditions Immunocompromised - When a person is considered immunocompromised, their immune system's defenses are not able to effectively fight off infections and diseases. This condition can be [...]

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Whether you have an autoimmune disease or are immunocompromised you likely find yourself more susceptible to not feeling well. It can be frustrating, time-consuming, and life-draining.

Defining the Conditions

Immunocompromised – When a person is considered immunocompromised, their immune system’s defenses are not able to effectively fight off infections and diseases. This condition can be temporary or permanent depending on the cause.

These patients may also be referred to as immune deficient or immune compromised.

Immunosuppressed – This refers to mainly cancer patients where the immune system is purposefully suppressed so as to not try to fight the die-off of cancer cells through chemical solution injections and radiation.

Auto Immune – Autoimmune disease occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues. Most autoimmune conditions can lead to inflammation that can affect various parts of the body.

In all cases, it is important to safeguard and protect your health the best you can.

Things you can do to help your body stay as strong as possible allow you to live in your best state of health

Chiropractic –

The alignment of the vertebrae is a vital component of the body’s ability to function properly. This includes the functionality of the immune system. If the vertebrae are not aligned properly, it can interfere with the ability of the nerves to communicate signals to the brain. This can lead to an increased risk of illness or injury. Receiving regular chiropractic adjustments keeps your body aligned and the nervous system signals flowing freely.

Eat Healthily –

A diet of well-balanced meals of whole natural healthy foods can help. Following an anti-inflammatory diet can make those with immune issues feel better as inflammation is a key problem.

De Stress-

Stress also causes inflammation and pain. Lowering stress in your life can help greatly improve how you feel with an immune condition.

Rest –

Take time to rest when you are tired. Allow yourself a good 8 or more hours per night to sleep so your body can repair on a cellular level.

Exercise – Though it may seem counter-intuitive, if you are in pain, exercise and movement can help the body grow stronger and more flexible. This in turn decreases pain and stiffness.

Supplement – There are vitamin deficiency tests that can be run. See what you are lacking and supplement either through diet or formulations.

Fresh Air & Sunshine – Get outside and get some sun and air – The body converts sunlight to Vitamin D in the body and can boost your mood as well as immunity.

Taking care of yourself is especially vital with any immune issue. Give the office of Kaster Chiropractic a call today at 239-332-2555 to schedule your consultation. Chiropractic, Nutrition, Massage, and more right in the heart of Fort Myers, Florida. Visit www.kasterchiropractic.com to learn more.

 

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Coming Down with a Cold? – How to Help Your Body Fight It, Naturally http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/news/coming-cold-help-body-fight-naturally/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/news/coming-cold-help-body-fight-naturally/#respond Mon, 28 Nov 2022 13:45:08 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=6473 Help stop a cold in its tracks by boosting your immune system. The Action Plan Chiropractic Adjustments – If you feel under the weather chiropractic adjustments can get your nervous system working at a higher capacity and actually speed up the body’s healing ability. Oscillococcinum – This is a homeopathic medicine for flu-like symptoms (body aches, headache, fever, chills, and [...]

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Help stop a cold in its tracks by boosting your immune system.

The Action Plan

Chiropractic Adjustments – If you feel under the weather chiropractic adjustments can get your nervous system working at a higher capacity and actually speed up the body’s healing ability.

Oscillococcinum – This is a homeopathic medicine for flu-like symptoms (body aches, headache, fever, chills, and fatigue). It is intended to shorten the duration and intensity of any cold or flu. http://www.oscillo.com/ (found at all CVS, Walgreens, Walmarts, and more)

2,000mg of Vitamin C every 6 hours. (Liposomal Vitamin C absorbs the fastest).

Zinc Taken in 50mg increments 3x a day for a total of 150mg can help boost your immune system.

Nano Silver 10ppm 3x daily 1 spoonful. http://www.silversolutionusa.com/

Oregano oil capsules or essential oil (1 capsule 2x a day) or oil applied to the back of the neck brain stem area as needed. (note: Oregano is a “hot” oil so if you have sensitive skin mix 2-3 drops with a teaspoon of coconut, safflower, or other oil before application.)

Water – Drink a gallon of pure clean non-fluoridated water throughout the day. Add a pinch of Pink Himalayan salt for the trace minerals.

For a cough- Pineapple juice helps as well as mixing a hot toddy of – Apple cider vinegar (1 teaspoon full), Lemon (fresh) 1/2 squeezed into the mug, hot water, a dash of cinnamon, add honey to taste.

Warm fluids- like hot tea, soups, and coffee (dairy free as dairy can produce phlegm and make you feel more congested), all help and just feel good.

Epsom Salts Baths – Can help relax the muscles, open sinus passages with steam, and detoxify the body leading to quicker healing. Soak 15 minutes minimum for full benefits.

Rest and take good care of yourself.

Using any or all of these suggestions can help.

 Hang in there – You will feel better soon.

To schedule your appointment with Kaster Chiropractic please give the office a call at 239-332-2555 today. You can visit www.kasterchiropractic.com to learn more about the practice.

 

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Combating Weakness in Ligaments Due to Auto Injury http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/auto-accident-injuries/combating-weakness-ligaments-due-auto-injury/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/auto-accident-injuries/combating-weakness-ligaments-due-auto-injury/#respond Mon, 14 Nov 2022 13:38:10 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=6469 Due to the tremendous force of impact in many car accidents, the ligaments that hold the head and neck strongly in place can tear or stretch. This can lead to acute on-set pain as well as long-term chronic pain conditions. Ligaments are bands of tissue that keep the spine, head, and neck stable as well [...]

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Due to the tremendous force of impact in many car accidents, the ligaments that hold the head and neck strongly in place can tear or stretch. This can lead to acute on-set pain as well as long-term chronic pain conditions.
Ligaments are bands of tissue that keep the spine, head, and neck stable as well as protect the nerves in the spine.

A study in 2006 conducted in Japan performed an anatomical study of the forces of impact on the human neck under a simulated whiplash motion. The conclusion was found that even a minor impact collision can stretch ligaments to a point where the ability to stabilize the spine is reduced.

Weakened ligaments can result in chronic pain and even disability due to loss of stability and integrity of the spine.

The sooner you seek treatment the more likely the body is to heal. Your chiropractor can determine the extent of your injury, identify the root source of the pain, and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you build back strength and restabilize the spine.

It is important to note that in Florida, the laws applying to PIP (Personal injury protection) insurance state strictly that you have only 14 days to establish care (visit a doctor) in relation to your accident. At Kaster Chiropractic of Fort Myers, Florida we do all of the paperwork for you. All you need to do is give us a call and let us know you were in an accident and wish to be seen and treated.

We are Fort Myers accident specialists. We focus on pain management and relief. We know auto accidents can be traumatic and our goal is to help you relax and heal to the very best of your body’s ability.

Call 239-332-2555 to schedule your appointment or visit www.kasterchiropractic.com to learn more!

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Natural Help for the Pain of Disk Degeneration http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/natural-help-pain-disk-degeneration/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/natural-help-pain-disk-degeneration/#respond Thu, 03 Nov 2022 07:25:54 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=6457 When we are younger our spine is fully cushioned and supported by padded disks that are located in between the vertebra in the spine. They act as shock absorbers allowing you to comfortably twist, bend, and move. After age 40 most people will begin to experience some level of spinal degeneration and loss of fullness [...]

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Natural Help for the Pain of Disk Degeneration fort myers floridaWhen we are younger our spine is fully cushioned and supported by padded disks that are located in between the vertebra in the spine. They act as shock absorbers allowing you to comfortably twist, bend, and move. After age 40 most people will begin to experience some level of spinal degeneration and loss of fullness in that padding.

Disk Disease occurs when the vertebral disks wear away faster than normally expected, often exacerbated by trauma.

Pain occurs from the worn disks due to friction. The bone may become exposed directly to bone and may also pinch nerves causing further issues. This contact pain can lead to issues such as:

  • Adult scoliosis
  • Herniated disk
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Disk degeneration can lead to pain in approximately 5% of adults.
  • Other factors that increase the likelihood of developing disk disease include:
  • Acute injuries
  • Falls
  • Chronic obesity
  • Biological sex, with women being more likely to experience symptoms
  • Smoking
  • Working a physically demanding job

SYMPTOMS

  • The most common symptoms of degenerative disk disease are back pain and neck pain.
  • Pain may come and go, and may last for weeks or months
  • You may experience numbness or tingling in your arms or legs
  • Pain and numbness can radiate down your buttocks and lower back
  • Pain worsens with sitting, bending, or lifting
  • This condition is diagnosed using X rays, MRI, and CT scans, as well as taking into consideration reflexes, and pain levels.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

  • Chiropractic treatments
  • Stretching
  • Hot/Cold therapy
  • Exercise
  • Physical therapy may be recommended
  • Medications such as muscle relaxers and steroids may be prescribed
  • Radiofrequency neurotomy may also be suggested.
  • Decompression therapy

If none of these options offer relief surgery may be recommended.

SLOW THE PROGRESSION

  • Quit Smoking
  • Maintain a healthy BMI
  • Exercise regularly
  • Stretching and yoga

THE OUTLOOK

Many patients use at-home treatments to manage pain and discomfort long-term. You will need to continue treatment to keep the pain at bay and your body is good working order.

Ongoing regular chiropractic treatments as well as massage therapy sessions are highly recommended.

Most people who have surgery for degenerative disk disease experience some level of relief. However, even after surgery, do need to continue exercising and stretching to keep their bodies strong and healthy.

If you are in the Fort Myers, Florida area we invite you to make an appointment with Kaster Chiropractic. We can help to diagnose and treat your condition allowing your body to function at its full potential.

Call the office at 239-332-2555 to schedule! You may also visit www.kasterchiropractic.com to learn more about our practice.

 

 

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A True Look at Cortisone Injections http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/true-look-cortisone-injections/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/true-look-cortisone-injections/#respond Tue, 01 Nov 2022 07:03:57 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=6448 What you should know before injecting Cortisone injections are touted as the end all be all for pain relief, but what’s the truth? If your doctor is recommending injection therapy, it’s important to get the facts. While these injections do help many, they do not work for all and even worse, they make actually do [...]

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A True Look at Cortisone Injections Chiropractic offers relief without cortisoneWhat you should know before injecting

Cortisone injections are touted as the end all be all for pain relief, but what’s the truth? If your doctor is recommending injection therapy, it’s important to get the facts.

While these injections do help many, they do not work for all and even worse, they make actually do more harm than good for some.

Cortisone was developed back in the 1940s. It has become one of the most commonly prescribed pain relievers on the market today. It is known for rapid relief for even the most painful of conditions.

Early studies questioned the long-term effects of cortisone. In 1954, a study revealed that over half of the patients who received shots for tendinitis experienced a relapse within six months. Despite this, this drug became a standard treatment for many tendon and joint problems, with over 9 million yearly injections being given.

What is Cortisone?

Cortisone is a steroid that helps combat inflammation (swelling in soft tissue).

New Research May Have You Thinking Twice

The majority of injuries corticosteroids are prescribed for occur over an extended period of time due to excess stress placed on an area of soft tissue where there is a micro tear formation. Because of the excess pressure, tendons and ligaments can fray and become replaced with scar tissue. Buildup of scar tissue contributes to chronic pain and is not the same as a short-term inflammatory process for an acute injury.

How Could Cortisone Make an Injury/Pain Worse?

Cortisone eliminates the inflammation phase which is necessary for the healing process. Without the inflammatory response, it can accelerate tendon and ligament degeneration. Swelling and inflammation from acute injury supply extra oxygen and nutrients to speed the repair process. Clotting proteins enter the damaged area and form a gel-like mesh that holds together tissue for repair.

Interesting Medical Fact

The medical community has moved from labeling tendon damage tendonitis (the “itis” ending referring to inflammation) to tendinopathy. This change emphasizes that degeneration is the issue, not inflammation itself.

What the Current Studies Say…

When looking at hip, shoulder, and elbow pain researchers found that the shots did bring fast pain relief. In fact, it lasted several weeks. When the patients were re-examined at 6 months and a year the results were not nearly so rosy. Overall, people who received cortisone shots had a much lower rate of recovery than those who rested, used chiropractic care, or went to physical therapy.

Some important stats

-Those who did the shots had a 63% higher risk of relapse

-Those who received multiple injections had a 57% risk of worse outcomes when compared to single injection

-Research has shown that for every cortisone injection your risk of bone fracture due to demineralization increases by 21%

A Better Approach to Pain Relief

At Kaster Chiropractic, we help patients improve their movement and reduce inflammation naturally.

Improving Movement and Range: Improving joint movement allows the musculoskeletal system to work correctly. This is at the heart of treating injuries at Kaster Chiropractic.

Strengthen the Supporting Structures: It is vital to strengthen the muscles that support the joint and help to control movement. Rehabilitation exercises combined with regular chiropractic adjustments are vital to keeping the low back moving properly.

Reduce Inflammation Naturally: The intensity of pain is often increased in those who have systemic inflammation. By eating a clean anti-inflammatory diet, you can reduce pain intensity and sensitivity.

Relax the Body – Massage, Yoga, Meditation, and Epsom Salts Baths can all help to allow the body to relax and reduce pain levels.

If you are living with pain, we invite you to call the office of Kaster Chiropractic and schedule your consultation. Let us help you improve your quality of life and boost your health naturally. 239-332-2555. Visit www.kasterchiropractic.com to learn more.

 

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Combating Arthritis Pain with Chiropractic http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/combating-arthritis-pain-chiropractic/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/combating-arthritis-pain-chiropractic/#respond Wed, 26 Oct 2022 07:25:11 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=6439 Many conditions that are commonly associated with arthritis can benefit from regular Chiropractic care. This type of treatment aims to reduce pain and stiffness and avoid the harmful side effects of medications. How Chiropractic Can Help The condition known as arthritis affects the joints in the hands, knees, hips, and spine. One of the most [...]

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arthritis fort myersMany conditions that are commonly associated with arthritis can benefit from regular Chiropractic care. This type of treatment aims to reduce pain and stiffness and avoid the harmful side effects of medications.

How Chiropractic Can Help

The condition known as arthritis affects the joints in the hands, knees, hips, and spine. One of the most common types of arthritis is Rheumatoid arthritis. This condition is caused by an immune system disorder.

Common symptoms of Arthritis can develop gradually and virtually unnoticed.

The common symptoms that an affected person may experience are:

Pain in the affected joint while doing a certain movement or right after any physical activity

Tenderness on the affected joint, especially when touched or pressure applied

Unexplained joint stiffness in the morning upon waking

Loss of motion or reduced range of motion

Bone spurs may occur and appear as bumps

Grating sensation every time the affected joint is moved

Arthritis Causes

The main cause of osteoarthritis is daily repetitive wear and tear of protective bone cartilage. As we age, joints that have been damaged over the years can become unstable. This can affect mobility, and pain, and cause deformity of joints.

Other Factors

Aging – Age can cause our immune systems to degrade leading to osteoarthritis

Gender – Women are more prone to joint problems than men

Injuries – Trauma of any kind from sports injuries to slip and fall accidents can damage the body.

Occupation – Jobs that require repetitive joint movement often stress the joints

Obesity – Individuals who are overweight are most likely to develop joint dysfunction because any excess weight adds pressure

Joint Irritants – These include allergies, a high-fat diet, and a leaky gut.

All of this leads to pain and stiffness with loss of dexterity and mobility.

It can hamper your ability to fully live and enjoy life.

What Can Be Done to Help?

The standard medical approach is to prescribe anti-inflammatories and nothing else. However, nothing is done to address the cause of the inflammation or the wear and tear on the joint. Furthermore, the long-term use of anti-inflammatories has been shown to impair the healing rate of cartilage and comes with serious side effects.

A Better Approach

We believe in Chiropractic care combined with exercise, customized nutrition, laser therapy, and massage therapy.

Chiropractors are trained to detect and correct unstable and misalignments joints with gentle, specific manipulations. Adjustments help your joints to stay in their proper alignment, which in turn takes the pressure off the nerves and restores proper motion between the bones. This reduces your body’s need to create new bone to stabilize your joints. The advantage of these modalities is that they decrease pain and restore mobility to the patient the natural way without risk of complications.

If you are living with arthritis pain, call the Office of Kaster Chiropractic in Fort Myers, Florida today. 239-332-2555 or visit www.kasterchiropractic.com to learn more about our practice.

 

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The inflammation of the sacs known as the bursae is a common condition (bursitis) that can cause pain and swelling. It can affect various joints such as the shoulders, elbows, hips, and neck. Pain levels can make it hard to keep up with your daily activities.

The inflammation can be caused by repetitive movements or putting pressure on the affected area. It can also be triggered by a fall or an impact hit. Most people over 40 years old who have experienced injuries during their athletic careers are prone to developing this condition.

Various forms of physical therapy, ice, and chiropractic can help treat bursitis. Today, we’ll talk about how chiropractic can help put this condition to rest.

Chiropractic is a non-addictive, gentle, and effective form of therapy that can help people with various conditions. It can reduce the misalignments and joint restrictions that are causing pain and inflammation. It can also improve the function of the nervous system to help patients feel better. By improving the quality of life, chiropractic can help you manage your symptoms.

Below are some of the benefits chiropractic adjustments can provide to bursitis patients:

  • Improved joint motion
  • Better balance and coordination
  • Relief from joint discomfort and pain
  • Better flexibility
  • Less inflammation

During a consultation at Kaster Chiropractic, our physicians will thoroughly examine and discuss your condition to determine if chiropractic care is the best option for you. They will then refer you to other healthcare providers if necessary. After the findings of the examination and consultation, Dr. Kaster may choose to treat your bursitis with the help of other healthcare professionals such as massage therapists and physical therapists.

Our goal at Kaster Chiropractic is to give you the very best care possible. Let us help. Give us a call to schedule your appointment by dialing 239-332-2555 or visit www.kasterchiropractic.com to learn more.

 

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Is Your Health Being Dragged Down Due to Neurotoxicity? http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/health-dragged-due-neurotoxicity/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/health-dragged-due-neurotoxicity/#respond Mon, 17 Oct 2022 07:11:46 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=6433 If your health is suffering and you cannot figure out why you may have been exposed to toxins. While our bodies are designed to be self-cleaning, they were never designed to deal with the onslaught of today’s bombardment of chemicals from every direction. Neurotoxicity occurs when exposure to toxic substances (natural or man-made) alters the normal [...]

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If your health is suffering and you cannot figure out why you may have been exposed to toxins. While our bodies are designed to be self-cleaning, they were never designed to deal with the onslaught of today’s bombardment of chemicals from every direction.

Neurotoxicity occurs when exposure to toxic substances (natural or man-made) alters the normal workings of the nervous system. This can eventually disrupt or even kill neurotransmitters causing illness and breakdown including disease.

This can present itself in many forms including:

  • Anxiety
  • Sluggishness
  • Confusion
  • Brain Fog
  • General Malaise
  • Frequent colds or flu
  • Headache
  • Cancer
  • Digestive issues
  • Pain
  • High or erratic blood pressure
  • High or erratic heart rate
  • And more…

Often these are cases where physicians have a difficult time diagnosing the problem. Cleanses, though very effective, are often shunned by western medicine as “quackery” despite the fact that they have helped many people and do work.

Your liver is the primary filter for your body. When it is overburdened, it cannot work properly. This can lead to higher toxic levels than are acceptable to the cells which leads to sickness and at excess even result in death.

Clear the filter, clean the cells, and heal the person!

10-Day Neurotoxin Liver Cleanse – FREE Protocol Created By Nutritional Frontiers

Products needed: Company – Nutritional Frontiers – Liv Clear II and Lean Greens. These can also be purchased at the office of Kaster Chiropractic at your next visit or just stop on in. Call to check availability or place an order to pick up at the office.  239-332-2555.

For all Recipes Listed Below. They are listed under DETOX PROTOCOLS: Please visit http://www.nutritionalfrontiers.com/programs.aspx
Drink min: 1 Gallon of water per day. (non-tap water)

Days 1-3 Protocol

7:00 AM Breakfast. Choose from:

  • Hummus and Carrots
  • Fruit
  • Vanilla Chia Pudding
  • Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl
  • Organic Eggs
  • Baked Millet with Berries

10:00 AM Morning Snack Choose from

  • Hummus and Carrots
  • Fruit
  • Roasted Butternut Squash
  • Grilled Fruit Kabobs
  • Kale Chips
  • Cherry Date Oat Bars
  • Coconut Trail Mix

1:00 PM Lunch

DRINK The Lean Greens Shake 1 scoop with water and take 3 Liv Clear Capsules.

Choices of:

  • Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad
  • Lentil Soup
  • Black Bean Lettuce Wraps
  • Tuna Fish and Brown Rice with Any Veggies
  • Cauliflower Soup
  • Veggies and Quinoa
  • Greens and Cannellini Beans
  • Apple and Walnut Spinach Salad with Cranberries

4:00 PM Afternoon Snack Choose from

  • Protein Bites (use super shake or whey protein)
  • Tuna Celery Salad
  • Roasted Chickpeas
  • Nuts
  • Bean Dip and Veggies
  • Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Steamed Green Beans with Lemon
  • Baked Sweet Potato Chips

7:00 PM Dinner Choose from
DRINK The Lean Greens Shake 1 scoop with water and take 3 Liv Clear Capsules.

  • Black Bean or Quinoa Veggie Burgers
  • Veggie Shish Kebab served with Cooked Grains – rice or quinoa
  • Lemon Chicken Stew
  • Grilled Eggplant
  • Balsamic-Salmon with Spinach Salad
  • Salmon with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Days 4-8 Protocol

This portion of the cleanse is more restrictive. You still eat at the same times – 7 am, 10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm, and 7 pm, but are limited to choices of only the following food items.

  • Turkey
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Any Fruits except Strawberries or Citrus

Continue to take the capsules and the shakes at 1 pm and 7 pm.

Days 9-10 Protocol

Please return to the exact same diet as days 1-3 above.

Notes:

  • Be sure to drink a gallon of water a day
  • Take hot Epsom salts baths to help detox and sweat out the toxins
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Be easy on yourself

 

IMPORTANT NOTE ON DETOXIFICATION: Depending on your level of toxicity you may experience – nothing noticeable at all to detoxification symptoms (Herxheimer Reactions) such as feeling flu like, headachey, tired, or you may revisit briefly other physical symptoms you have had in the past as they come up for healing. The main difference between a detox symptom and actually being sick is that in a detox it comes and goes. You may feel badly for an hour or so and then ok again (and back and forth).

Wishing you a successful and easy detox!
The office of Kaster Chiropractic

 

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Chiropractic Care Helps Reduce Opioid Dependence http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/chiropractic-care-helps-reduce-opioid-dependence/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/chiropractic-care-helps-reduce-opioid-dependence/#respond Tue, 11 Oct 2022 07:37:05 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=6422 Much research suggests that those who receive chiropractic adjustments and care may be less likely to use opioid painkillers. While painkilling pharmaceutical drugs certainly serve a purpose, they are a band aid that covers pain never really fixing the root of the problem. They are also known to have a multitude of potential side effects [...]

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Much research suggests that those who receive chiropractic adjustments and care may be less likely to use opioid painkillers. While painkilling pharmaceutical drugs certainly serve a purpose, they are a band aid that covers pain never really fixing the root of the problem. They are also known to have a multitude of potential side effects and a high propensity for addiction.

The researchers analyzed the data from six previously published studies that involved over 62,000 participants. They found that 11% to 51% of the subjects used chiropractic care.

In a study published in the journal Pain Medicine, the researchers noted that those who saw a chiropractor were 64% more likely to avoid opioid use.

Patients with back or neck pain who visit a chiropractor may receive treatments such as spinal manipulation, massage, acupuncture, physical therapy exercises, and education as appropriate for their conditions.

Although chiropractic care doesn’t involve the prescription of painkilling drugs such as those in the opioid category, several studies have examined the link between treatment from a chiropractor and getting prescriptions from other healthcare providers.

Those visiting chiropractors in the first place who never start using medications faired very well in the ability to avoid doing so. Those already using pain medication were also shown to be often able to reduce or set aside the pills over time with ongoing adjustments.

Chiropractic care can help decrease the pain caused by various factors such as muscle strain and inflammation. It can also affect how the body perceives pain.

The ultimate outcome has been noted that people who seek out effective pain relief through chiropractic care are less likely to resort to opioid therapy.

If you are in pain and would like to explore alternative treatment options we would love to see you in the office of Kaster Chiropractic in Fort Myers, Florida serving all of Southwest Florida. www.kasterchiropractic.com to learn more or give us a call at 239-332-2555 to schedule your appointment.

 

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