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: .

Food For Thought: Whole Food Supplements

Hi this is Dr. Rob with your weekly health blog, I have a question for you: When thinking about supplements, what do you think your body has an easier time to recognize, 500 mg of man-made Vitamin C or extracting Vitamin C by eating an orange?
Scientists know that there is more to an orange than Vitamin C; a lot of what is in the orange is going to augment that Vitamin C that is needed for our total health. It works in the web of health of the body that we don’t understand yet. For that reason, when you take Vitamin C or other nutrients that are extracted like that, it can create imbalances that we just can’t foresee.
Your best bet is to have whole food type of supplements. Whole food supplements are condensed supplements that are condensed type of foods that are high in nutrients. If you do want to take 500 mg of Vitamin C that is something you want to do under the care of a naturopath or nutritionist that is trying to treat a condition.
If you want to build health, maintenance, and repair of the body, you want to look for whole food supplements that you can take for the rest of your life.
That’s some food for thought! If you have any questions contact me at Bates Chiropractic at (310)545-4188 or

The Benefits of the One Pound Rule

This is Dr. Rob coming form Bates Chiropractic. I’m here nourishing my lower spine discs with a chair called the wobble chair. It’s designed to nourish the lower discs of the lumbar spine. After the age of 25, we begin to lose direct blood flow to the discs, which means you won’t get the proper nourishment without motion. It’s a great instrument for that.

Since we’re on the topic of nourishment, the last two video blogs have been on the one pound rule. We want to cover a few benefits of that rule. Remember, the one pound rule consists of two pounds of vegetables per day: one pound of raw and one pound of steamed. The rule is that you must eat the vegetables before your regular meals. For example: in the morning, you’ll have a heart or romaine lettuce, in the afternoon, you’ll have a huge bowl of salad, and in the evening, another salad or a big plate of steamed veggies.

The benefits of said diet are such:  The average American has about 5 % of vegetables in their diet, and that 5% mainly consists of French fried potatoes. Right away, you can see the benefits of adding more vegetables to your diet. If you’re adding what we’re talking about, you’ll be way ahead of the game.

The benefits of adding vegetables to your diet is that you’ll be getting loads of phytochemicals, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. You should also note that when you have all those protective nutrients from the antioxidants and the phytochemicals, they are going to give you protection against diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. And completely natural!

In fact, if you were to just increase your diet of cruciferous vegetables by 20 %, you would decrease your cancer rate 40 %. If the pharmaceutical companies were to find a way to put that into an anti- cancer type of drug, I can guarantee you, you’d hear all about that. It would be plastered all over the world that this drug can decrease cancer rates by 40 %, but they can’t do that, because they can’t patent broccoli or cauliflower or cabbage. These are all natural things.

So, there are amazing benefits to the one pound rule that can save your life aside from the weight loss! If you have any questions, you can contact me here @ .

Keep spreading the word. We appreciate serving you. Have a good day!

Chemical Causes of Disease

We’re here to talk about the major causes of disease, which will interfere with your innate intelligence to express itself. Basically there are three major causes that don’t allow your body to adapt to stress, which were the physical causes that we talked about last week, the chemical causes which we are going to talk about today, and next week we’re going to talk about the chemical causes.

Today as far as chemical is more of what is poisonous to the body. It can be done through the environment and it also can be done through things you ingest, for example, things like food, water, and also breathing.

Food is a big thing, because 90% of what Americans eat is processed food loaded with chemicals and preservatives that make it very difficult for your body’s intelligence to adapt to it; which will cause a stress response to your body, meaning it will eventually cause it to breakdown and cause a disease state.
The goal is increasing your diet with raw, organic, unprocessed foods. 90% of your diet should be made up of unprocessed foods and not the other way around. In prior blogs we’ve talked about what one should be eating, like the one pound rule. You can look back and check out our weight-loss blog on what to eat!
I also suggest a book called “Eat to Live” by Doctor Joel Furhman. That gives you a good basic understanding of what you should be eating.

Another thing that we have to concern ourselves with is other chemicals that we take in: drugs. Pushed or prescribed, a drug is still poison to the body. Prescribed drugs are always a concern, because we think it’s really going to be helping ourselves but really it is just a poison that the body is taking on. For example, a person going through chemo for cancer, all that’s doing is killing the body and hopefully killing more of the cancer cells so that by the end of the treatment, hopefully the innate intelligence can rebuild the body.

Again, push or prescribed drugs are still a poison to your body. You should really look at what is in your control and try to eliminate the drugs from your diet and life and look at increasing your body with whole, organic, unprocessed foods.

Supplements should be added to your diet as well. Think of it as if you were building a ship. To build ship, you have wood and you have nails. The wood of the ship represents you, your body. The wood of the ship is the macro-nutrition; it’s all the food you should be eating, the whole foods. But also you should have the proper vitamins, nutrients, and minerals, which are the supplements. The supplements are the nails that hold the ship together. You need both of those to have a sturdy ship, especially in today’s environment where the soil is depleted. You won’t get the same minerals, nutrients, and phytochemicals in your produce like we used to.

Investigate and not rely on just the supplements, your body needs the whole foods as well.

Chemical stress is important, it’s a large topic. We have to look at the food we’re eating, the water we’re drinking, the air we’re breathing in, and the poison we’re taking in. These things are in our control: our diet, what we’re drinking, and eliminating the drugs.