Chiropractor Manhattan Beach Shares A Typical Breakfast

Good morning, this is Dr. Rob with your health blog for the week. I want to go over some of the things you may want to eat for breakfast. Now, if you’re doing the one pound rule that we talked about in our last nutrition workshop and would like to lose weight, a good way to do so is by eating romaine lettuce before each meal.

It’s about 5:30 in the morning right now and this is how I start off my mornings: I go into the refrigerator, grab my bag of romaine lettuce, tear out one of the hearts, and eat the leaves one by one. I eat the leaves like potato chips. You should have an entire heart of romaine lettuce before breakfast. What I typically like to eat after lettuce is a grapefruit, then a handful of my chlorella, and then a coconut yogurt in which I throw a couple scoops of collagen. I showed you a typical breakfast, but I also like to have oatmeal with frozen blueberries after the romaine.

Here’s the thing, you want to get the heart of lettuce in before the rest of your breakfast, because it will give you all of those phytochemicals and protective nutrients, such as the fiber, the enzymes, and the vitamins that will protect you against cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. If you’re looking to lose weight, it is also important to eat your veggies before anything else, to naturally lose and stabilize your weight.

We will be having another Nutrition Workshop on June 16th. Check with the front desk to sign up. There is limited seating.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate in calling us here at Bates Chiropractic at (310)545-4188 or on our website: www.chiropractormanhattanbeach.com .

How Sun Screen Products Actually Promote Cancer

Hi, this is Dr. Rob and I’m here to talk about sunscreen products since summer’s coming up.

Did you know that sun screen products promote cancer by blocking your body’s absorption of ultraviolet radiation, therefore, blocking the production of vitamin D in your skin? Studies show that vitamin D can prevent as many as 77 types of cancers.

50,000 deaths per year are caused by lack of sun light. In addition, most skin care lotions also contain cancer causing chemicals.

What’s interesting is that a portion of the profits from the sales of these lotions is then donated to organizations such as the American Cancer Society, which in turn, runs public service ads to encourage the use of sunscreens.

Proper nutrition is a better way to prevent sunburn than sun screen lotion. You can boost your internal sunscreen by eating foods, such as: whole foods, vegetables, fruits, Goli berries (not juice), raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, micro algae, spiralina, chlorella, and blue-green algae. These foods are all natural resistant to sun burn as well as preventing radiation damage to the eye and the optic nerve.

Basically, we need to look for other ways to protect ourselves from ultra-violet rays, because we need the sun, in moderate amounts, to produce vitamin D to keep our bodies healthy and fit.

Have a good week!