The above video was the consultation with Dr. B., which included the neurological problem associated with Xanax
The below is the follow up info he sent me. (email)
It was a pleasure meeting you today! Here is some of the information we talked about. Make sure when you find a corrective Chiropractor that if he/she has any questions we can get together for a no charge consultation. I also included a book on communicating with challenging people and in your line of work, the techniques will be helpful. Make sure you don’t take 2 medications together, separate them by at least a half hour and drink a full glass of water in between, to lesson the toxic effects.
Healthy is your natural state, you will get back to it.
You can use these 7 questions to find the best possible chiropractor in your area. If they answer at least 5 with a YES, then you can be sure you’ve found a decent chiropractor. Make sure you find a chiropractor with the skills necessary to reshape the structure of the spine, restore normal biomechanics, and stimulate the nervous system to promote healing and normal function.
1. Do you take x-rays? (essential to find the subluxations)
2. Do you get listings off of x-rays? (shows where to adjust)
3. Do you take post x-rays to document structural changes made?
4. Are your treatment goals to reshape and restore the natural curves?
5. Are you familiar with correcting disc injuries?
6. Do you work on post surgical patients?
7. Can you reverse arthritis?
2. Regular Exercise
A good start would be simply walking 30 minutes everyday. Walking barefoot on dirt, grass, or sand is the best way to exercise because this encourages proper mechanics of the lower extremities and being barefoot allows your body to absorb minerals from the soil and has a grounding effect on your body.
Swimming would also be a great form of exercise, but make sure you avoid swimming pools treated with harmful chemicals like chlorine. The best option would be swimming in an ocean, lake, or river because your skin will absorb magnesium and other natural minerals transdermally (through your skin).
Here’s a video on Exercise:
3. Proper Nutrition
Start by switching to an organic, plant based diet with plenty of healthy fats like coconut oil. You need to avoid any packaged or processed food because these are loaded with toxins which directly affect the health and quality of your body. Some animal products like raw dairy, eggs and certain meats, especially wild caught fish are incredibly beneficial. If you choose to consume animal products make sure they are free range, grass-fed, hormone free, and antibiotic free. Meat should only be consumed at most, once a week, but fish oil supplements or small wild caught fish (sardines, mackerel, anchovies) should be taken or eaten on a daily basis, especially during the healing process.
You also need to supplement appropriately with vitamin D3, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, omega 3 (fish oil), Lugol’s Solution (iodine), chlorella, spirulina and a mineral/amino acid supplement like Body Balance from Life Force. Make sure you get the highest quality supplements you can find because these are vital for improving your health.
I also suggest juicing vegetables and blending fruits on a daily basis. Juicing and blending are fantastic because the soluble fiber in veggie juice can be absorbed directly into your bloodstream and bind to toxins which may be affecting the health of your body. Juicing/blending also pre-digests the food so the nutrients/minerals are more easily absorbed by your body. There are also enzymes and natural probiotics in the veggie juice/blended fruit that will radically improve your digestive system.
Here are a few videos on nutrition and juicing:
Obviously probiotics will be essential to restoring your microflora, but what would be even better than a probiotic supplement would be to consume properly fermented foods. One spoonful of fermented foods like sauerkraut contain more probiotics than an entire bottle of probiotic supplements. You can learn more about this in the video below:
4. Sufficient Sleep
There are so many factors involved in getting deep sleep, but if you follow this simple list of Do’s and Don’ts you can help your body achieve Deep Sleep every night.
•No Stimulating or stressful activities before bedtime
•No stimulants like caffeine
•No Dark Chocolate: can contain high levels of caffeine
•No Alcohol: disrupts REM
•Avoid spicy foods before bed
•Avoid blue light exposure 2-3 hours before bedtime
•No fluids within 2 hours of bedtime
•Avoid grains and sugars
•No work 2-3 hours before bed
•Reduce or eliminate all medication
•Stimulate the Parasympathetic Nervous System (Chiropractic Care)
•Keep a regular sleep schedule and be consistent
•Establish a routine:
•meditation, deep breathing, aromatherapy, etc
•Improve your sleep environment: No noise, No light
•Room temp no higher than 70 degrees F
•Eliminate EMF’s (electro-magnetic fields)
•Eliminate alarm clocks if you can
•Reserve your bed for sleeping
•Eat a High protein snack several hours before bed:
•provides tryptophan needed for melatonin and serotonin
•Eat a Small piece of fruit
•helps tryptophan to cross blood-brain barrier
•Hot bath before bed
•Wear an eye mask to block out light
•Listen to relaxing Audio or white noise
•Journal your thoughts before bed
•Read for 30 minutes before bed
Here’s my latest video on Sleep:
5. Prayer and Meditation
Whatever your philosophical or religious beliefs are, it’s important to have some sort of connection with that higher power… that life force inside of you. If you look at the research and science behind prayer and meditation, it shows that no matter what your religion is, prayer helps to increase cell production and thus increase the rate of healing.
In addition to this, you need to start changing your mindset to one of health and strength. Your body is intelligent and capable of miraculous healing. If given the right conditions and nutrients your body will heal very quickly, however, this all begins with your mind. Your mind is extremely powerful and directly connected to your body and thus your health. Here are a few videos to help you change your mindset:
Chemical, Physical, and Emotional stress are the cause of virtually every chronic disease on the planet. Addressing all 3 means you put your body into a healing state and if you’re exposed to all 3 stressors you’ll experience health issues. Here’s a little bit of information on how to properly deal with each form of stress.
Chemical Stress: The first step would be incorporating all the proper diet and lifestyle changes to strengthen your immune system and give your body everything it needs to heal properly. Start by switching to an organic, plant based diet with plenty of healthy fats like coconut oil. You need to avoid any packaged or processed food as well as any meats because these are loaded with toxins which directly affect the health and quality of your body. You also need to supplement appropriately with vitamin D3, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, omega 3 (fish oil), Lugol’s Solution (iodine), chlorella, spirulina and a mineral/amino acid supplement like Body Balance from Life Force. Make sure you get the highest quality supplements you can find because these are vital for improving your health.
Check out this video to learn about more healthy dietary and lifestyle changes you can start making right now to improve your health:
Physical Stress: Remember that the nervous system controls everything including the thyroid and adrenal gland and any nerve interference particularly coming from the spine will affect function of your organ systems. Physical stress can also be from excessive physical activity or a sedentary lifestyle. It’s best to incorporate a proper exercise routines that you can do on a daily basis to make sure you’re properly dealing with physical stress. I recommend incorporating High Intensity Interval training into your daily routine. My associate, Dr. Mike did an entire video on this subject if you’d like to learn more:
Physical stress can also originate from underlying problems in the spine which negatively affect the nervous system, so I’d highly recommend that you get corrective chiropractic care. The best option would be to find a corrective chiropractor that can analyze your spine and nervous system, identify the specific problems, and correct them accordingly. Make sure you find a chiropractor with the skills necessary to reshape the structure of the spine, restore normal biomechanics, and stimulate the nervous system to promote healing and normal function.
Here’s a video that’ll help you find the best possible chiropractor in your area:
Emotional Stress: Emotional stressors can be from work, relationships, family, financial troubles and more. These all activate your body’s stress response and negatively affect your health. Try to eliminate any emotional stressors present in your daily life as best you can and watch my videos on Changing your Mindset to learn techniques that’ll help in dealing with stress.
Here’s a video on Changing your Mindset:
Here are the exercises you should be doing, some of them are specifically designed to relieve hip pain, and some are more for correcting biomechanical problems that can negatively affect the hip:
For hip stability
-Walk for at least 20 minutes a day with a trochanter support. 20 minutes is usually the maximum time to you can comfortably have this belt on, however, you can repeat the 20 minute walk, 3 times a day to get increase benefit. I recommend the trochanter support from Body Sport and it’s called a Trochanter belt. This is by far the best pelvic stability exercise.
-Another exercise for hip stability is that sitting backwards in the chair exercise we talked about. If you don’t have a chair that you can sit backwards in you can sit on the edge of a chair and spread your legs out as wide as you can. You should do this for 20 minutes at a time and at least 3 times daily. This exercise is great if you’re sitting in a chair for long periods of time.
-The leg weight exercise is fantastic for strengthening the surrounding structures of the knee as well as promoting proper knee function and reversing arthritis. Make sure your legs are dangling off a table and gently swing your legs back and forth. 5 to 10 pound weights generally work for most people, however, if you have any discomfort you can do this exercise without legs weights and still get some benefit from it.
-This is that muscle just below your Gastrocnemius (Calf muscle). This muscle plays a vital role in pumping blood back up the leg and to the heart. It tends to be extremely tight in most people that sits for long periods of time. Tightness of this muscle will also cause ankle dysfunction which can later cause hip dysfunction. Place the ball of your foot on a brick sized object (3inches) and lean your knee forward directly over your toes. If your knee overlaps your toes then your Soleus is nice and flexible.
Intrinsic Foot Muscle Exercises
-Since we know you have plantar fasciitis which is a sign of intrinsic muscle weakness in the feet, this exercise is extremely important. First get a golf ball, put it on the floor and place your foot on top of it. Start rolling that ball in a circular motion and you’ll want to put some pressure on it to really dig into that arch. This will break up the adhesion tissue that causes plantar fasciitis. When you have weak intrinsic muscles of the weak, your body responds by laying down extra tissue to provide extra support. This tissue doesn’t flex and bend like muscle so it ends up causing inflammation, hence the latin term plantar (foot), fasciitis (inflammation of the fascia). Orthotics will eliminate the pain however, the original problem was never corrected which can lead to structural and biomechanical problems in the feet, ankles, knees, and hip.
-After the ball rolling exercise on both feet your feet should be nice and flexible. Now we’re going to strengthen those intrinsic muscles. Sit up straight in a chair with your legs at about a 45 degree angle and your feet flat on the floor. Slowing curl your toes and squeeze those muscles in the arch of your feet like you’re trying to rip of grass off the ground with your toes. While you’re squeezing raise your toes off the ground as high as you can. Do this for around 10 repetitions on each foot, at least 3 times a day. This will probably feel uncomfortable at first, however you’ll notice a dramatic difference when you walk within a few days. If you’ve had shin splints or you feel a discomfort in your Anterior Tibialis muscle (next to your Tibia) then you’ll want to break up that adhesive tissue in a similar way we did the feet. If you have a back massager, run it along the entire length of your anterior tibialis muscles. The vibration will break up the adhesive tissue allowing the muscle to function properly. Shin splints develop because of the same reason plantar fasciitis develops, improper biomechanics and weakness of important muscles.
-You can further strengthen those intrinsic muscles of your feet as well as the anterior tibialis muscle by walking barefoot for at least 20 minutes a day, preferably on grass. Walking barefoot will also allow your feet, ankles, knees and pelvis to function properly and will positively effect your overall structure. You can do this 20 minute barefoot walk with your trochanter support to amplify your results.
Many of the exercises I explained are demonstrated in this video:
Spinal Structure and Biomechanics
-Here are a few videos that’ll explain fantastic exercises for spinal health.
It’s important to keep in mind that supplements aren’t actually that vital to the healing process. The only reason I recommend supplements is because it’s extremely difficult to get all the nutrients your body requires just from food. The best option would be to invest in high quality organically grown food in addition to making the proper lifestyle changes and getting proper chiropractic care.
So if you’re getting proper daily sun exposure you don’t need to take a vitamin D3 supplement. If you’re consuming plenty of vitamin C rich food you don’t need to take a vitamin C supplement. If you’re consuming healthy wild caught fish like sardines, mackerel, or anchovies you don’t need to take an omega 3 supplement. If you’re consuming sea vegetables like kelp you don’t need iodine supplements. Chlorella and Spirulina are just fantastic superfoods that you’ll want to always include in your diet. And if you have a diet rich with minerals you don’t need to take a mineral/amino acid supplement.
As you can see it’s often much easier to just supplement unless you have access to all these food sources.
With that being said, the supplement brands that I recommend include, Body Balance from Life Force, Lugol’s Iodine from Ancient Purities, Spirulina and Chlorella from the energybits.com store, Fish Oil from Biopharma, Vitamin C from Ester C, and vitamin D3 from Best. For any other supplements I recommend searching through mercola.com and naturalnews.com because they’ve done extensive research on the supplements they offer and you can be sure you’re getting the highest quality.
These are the supplements that I currently use and recommend to my patients, but keep in mind that I’m always researching and trying out different brands so this list might look very different a year from now.
Drink 2 large glasses of hot clean water (not as hot as water for tea) then lean over a counter and force your stomach out and in for a few minutes, this is best to do in the morning and it will stimulate bowel movements
For grounding while you sleep to create an antioxidant effect
Pelvic Health Video
Cervical health video
Book for connecting with others
“Non-violent communication” by Dr Marshall Rosenberg