It’s Cherry and Nutrition Workshop Season!

Hi, this is Dr. Rob with your weekly health blog. I just wanted to let you know that we are going to have a Nutrition and Weight-loss Workshop here at the office this Thursday June 16th at 6:30 pm. It’s going to be a fantastic workshop: the information that may save your life, your friends’ life, or your family’s life, so make sure you make it to it! The seating is very limited here so make sure you call to reserve your spot.

That being said, I do want to let you know it is cherry season. You should be eating cherries. Why? Because they’re high in antioxidants and have high anti-inflammatory properties. Studies show that cherries are ten times more potent than aspirin. So, you can throw away the aspirin and eat cherries instead. They’re much better for you and don’t have the side effects of aspirin. Over the counter medications like aspirin kill 23,000 people a year. But, I don’t know if anybody’s really died of cherry consumption.

If you have any questions about our upcoming Nutrition Workshop, don’t hesitate in contacting us at Bates Chiropractic at (310) 545-4188 or We look forward to seeing you at the Workshop!

Expecting Mothers and the Drug-Free Approach


This is Dr. Rob with your weekly health blog. I was just reading a study in The American Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics regarding pain relievers for expecting mothers. It discussed pain relievers such as the over the counter drugs, the non steroidal anti-inflammatories, like Motrin and Advil. Basically they say not to use pain relievers because they create birth defects, especially in the first trimester. They also talked about Tylenol, don’t take it any time during your pregnancy because not only does it increase birth defects in the child it increases the possibility of your child having asthma.
That is why we have so many expecting mothers come in. 1, because getting adjustments is a drug free approach; 2, it is very healthy for the mother and very safe for the expected baby; and 3, it allows for a good nerve supply and increases the chance for an easier delivery, by keeping the pelvis in alignment.
Also, you can use ice, because its only side effect is it’s cold. If you have any questions regarding this topic, don’t hesitate in contacting me at Bates Chiropractic (310)545-4188 or
Have a great day. Keep spreading the word. We’ll see you in here for your regular adjustments. Take Care!