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 www.chiropractormanhattanbeach.com
Have a great day. Keep spreading the word. We’ll see you in here for your regular adjustments. Take Care!

Pain-free Weight Loss! Lose 16 Pounds in 1 Month!

Since it’s almost summertime, we’re going to be taking off our winter coats and shedding those extra pounds to get ready for the beach season. We all want to fit into our bathing suits, right? A lot of people are going to be trying some crazy diets, I’m sure.

What we want today is how to have pain-free weight loss! That’s key, the pain free part!

Anytime someone changes their diet, it’s very psychological. That’s the biggest place where it hits people because it’s more of a habit.

Have you ever had that situation where you end up at refrigerator not knowing why you’re there?

What we want to start off with is the best food you can base your diet around.

If you see what the USDA recommends at the base of the pyramid, you’ll see that they want the majority of food intake to be made up of bread, cereal, rice, and pasta. But, if you look at studies on the nutritional content of food, you’ll see that a high nutrient content per calorie ratio equates to optimum health.

Picture white sugar, for instance; it is very high in calories with low nutrient content. So, it would lead to poor health!

What is the most nutritionally dense food we can eat, you ask?

That would be raw leafy green vegetables, based on the Nutrient-Density Line found in Eat to Live by Dr. Fuhrman.

If you want to lose weight, the more greens you eat, the more weight you lose!

Raw leafy greens are at the top of the line with 100 points as opposed to whole grains with 22 points and refined grains (white flour) with 2 points!

Breads, etc are much closer to junk food and low on the nutrition-calorie ratio compared to vegetables.

The type of diet that you want to start off with would have vegetables as your base. Raw leafy greens and steamed veggies as well!

Stay tuned for our next video that talks more about the specific diet in which you could have pain-free weight loss and lose up to 16 pounds in one month without pain or agony.

Wait for next week to get all that information; until then, have a great week and keep charging!