Painfree Weightloss Part 2!

Pain-free Weight Loss Part 2

Last time we were talking about the most pain free weight loss, how to lose 16 pounds within the first month. Remember last week we talked about the food pyramid and how important it is to eat the most nutritionally dense food, which are…..green leafy vegetables. Your nutrient per calorie is going to be at 100 %.

We now know that USDA, the government based food pyramid recommends that one should have junk food as opposed to the higher nutrient food, which in turn makes one fat.

We want to change the food pyramid and have the green leafy vegetables primary.

To start off this food regimen, I don’t want you to change anything to your diet or take from your diet. I want you to add to your diet.

I want you to add one pound of raw vegetables and one pound of steamed vegetables, also have about 4-5 fruits a day. The key is this: you must have the vegetables before each meal.

For example:

You have a bagel with cream cheese and a coffee for breakfast everyday. Before you eat this, you will have a heart of romaine lettuce and a grapefruit, then your breakfast.

As a snack, in between breakfast and lunch, you’re going to have a banana or an orange or a grapefruit.

At lunch, you’re going to have a large green salad mixed with other vegetables, such as romaine with purple cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. Make sure there’s about one pound of vegetables in your salad. Then you can go on and have your regular meal. If you have a cheeseburger for lunch, have a cheeseburger! Remember you must have the salad first!

As another snack, in between lunch and dinner, you’re going to have a piece of fruit.

Dinner time comes around, now you’re going to have one pound of steamed vegetables before your normal dinner. If you want dessert, have another piece of fruit.

The deal is you must have one pound of raw vegetables and one pound of steamed vegetables, or two pounds of raw per day, with fruit before your normal meals.

It’s called the “add-to” diet, and I can guarantee if you do it for 6 weeks, you will lose weight. Also the health benefits will go through the roof, because of all of the healthy phyto-nutrients, the fiber, the minerals, the vitamins in there that you wouldn’t normally get. All of that is protective against cancers, diabetes, and heart disease. So, you’re going to be adding to your health too!

You will be adding to your health, losing weight, and not going to go crazy thinking you are deprived.

Nutrition/Weight Loss Workshop

The Workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 20th @ 6:45pm. There is limited seating, so please call us @ (310) 545-4188 to reserve a spot. Friends and Family are welcome; just let us know how many people will be coming!
Looking forward to hearing from you!

Learn How To Eat To Live

Sign Up For Our Nutrition and Weight loss Workshop This Thursday the 20th at 6:45 pm at Fusion Sushi.It will be open to all of our patients and their guests.
It’s $20 for patients who come alone. But if you bring a guest, there is no charge for either of you, and dinner is included! Bring as many guests as you’d like!
We’re going to have a great time; we’re going to cover the latest information on health, nutrition, and weight loss. We’re going to clear up some misconceptions that people have about these topics.
It’s going to be a very powerful evening. It may change your life; it may even save your life!

Just sign up at the front desk; talk to Gio, Jenny, or Patty. Space is limited so sign up as soon as you can!

Increase Your Life Expectancy and Decrease Diseases

This is Dr. Rob with this week’s health blog. There’s a very powerful concept we’re going to go over today. There are certain things you can do that can increase your life expectancy and decrease all diseases across the board, especially the major diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke.
Studies done on lab rats all the way up to primates show that decreasing the calorie intake by up to 30% will increase your life expectancy and decrease diseases across the board.
What does that mean to us here? If you find the foods that are low in calorie but high in nutrition, not only are you going to lose weight, but you’re going to live longer, feel better, and have less disease!
It’s a powerful concept that we are going to be discussing in more detail at our Nutrition Workshop that we will have in early June.
If you have any questions regarding this topic don’t hesitate in contacting us at Bates Chiropractic at (310) 545-4188 or via our website: www.chiropractormanhattanbeach.com
Don’t forget to stay regular with your adjustments, because you need a great nerve supply in order to build a new body.

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 www.chiroprctormanhattanbeach.com. We look forward to seeing you at the Workshop!

Chiropractics is a Proactive Approach to Healthcare

A nurse practitioner came into our office and talked to me about the differences between chiropractics and our present healthcare system with medicine. He said that their approach was more of a reactive type of approach to healthcare as opposed to a proactive type of approach to healthcare. The reactive type is when your body’s breaking down, you’re starting to get symptoms, and you need a first-aid situation, like medication or surgery. This course of healthcare is the most expensive and the least effective, because it doesn’t really get to the cause. This was pointed out by the nurse practitioner, which I believe is an accurate portrayal of our present form of healthcare with medicine.
What we do here at Bates Chiropractic is more proactive, because we practice corrective care. Corrective care is designed to correct the cause so that the body can self correct and heal on its own.
More on that later, but for now, just a friendly reminder that our Nutrition Talk will be held @ the Manhattan Beach Library on Tuesday, April 20th @ 6:45pm. Call us @ (310) 545-4188 to reserve a seat for you and your loved ones.

Dr. Rob’s Tips on How To Save Your Life

Garlic is a power food! Taking garlic instead of aspirin may SAVE your life!

We’ve had such a great response from the initial Nutrition and Weight Loss Workshop that we’re having another!

Thursday February 24th at 6:45 pm at Fusion Sushi.
It will be open to all of our patients and their guests.
It’s $20 for patients who come alone.
But if you bring a guest, there is no charge for either of you, and dinner is included!
Bring as many guests as you’d like!

We’re going to have a great time; we’re going to cover the latest information on health, nutrition, and weight loss. We’re going to clear up some misconceptions that people have about these topics.
It’s going to be a very powerful evening. It may change your life; it may even save your life!

Just sign up at the front desk; talk to Gio, Jenny, or Patty.

Space is limited so sign up as soon as you can!

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!

How Lack of Exercise Affects Health

The_'weigh'_he_was_--_weightloss_at_GuantanamoA lack of exercise results in numerous health problems, starting from seemingly harmless weight gain to cardiovascular diseases and a much higher chance of suffering a stroke.  Research has concluded that as many people die because of the effects of lack of exercise as the number that die from smoking.

This is why chiropractic exercises are strongly recommended to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle and avoid all complications that can lead up to a stroke.

The following problems can occur due to lack of exercise:

1. Obesity

Obesity is one of the major effects of a lack of exercise.  Various health problems can surface due to obesity such as diabetes, breathing issues, high blood pressure and a far greater risk of suffering a heart attack.

Besides the physical effects, many psychological effects also accompany obese people.  Low self-esteem that leads to depression can be a devastating experience.

It is no doubt that obesity can result from genetic factors, but a lack of exercise is usually a major reason.

2. High Blood Pressure

Being overweight can lead to hypertension.  The blood vessels clog up which restricts blood flow.  Hypertension exposes a person to various other risks, such as heart attack, kidney failure and many other ailments.  A hypertensive individual is more likely to develop diabetes.

3. Decline in Brain Function

Exercise helps in increasing the flow of blood to the brain, while lack of exercise does the opposite.  A brain that is deprived of blood cannot function normally as it would otherwise.  The brain can also physically shrink due to the lack of blood supply – a research states that this ‘shrinkage’ can be avoided and mental abilities can be enhanced by regular exercise.

4. Reduction in Strength of Bones and Muscles

A sedentary lifestyle can weaken the bones and muscles, thus exposing an individual to a greater chance of injury as well as diseases such as arthritis.  Lack of exercise can make a person more prone to fractures in case of a fall along with knee-joint and hip problems later on.

5. Increased Chances of Developing Cancer

Research was carried over several years and the results show an increased chance of cancer from a lack of exercise.  Also, people who were physically fit when they developed cancer had a far greater chance of survival than those who had led a sedentary lifestyle.

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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 @ www.chiropractormanhattanbeach.com .

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