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1The topic of this message is Pain and Inflammation Hi! The staff at Wellness First is sending you an educational message from your chiropractor, Dr. MikeDr. MikeThe topic of this message is Pain and InflammationNote: To watch this show just keep pressing your mouse button or press page down or arrow key. Press escape (ESC) to exit anytime. Enjoy!
3Pain and Inflammation Question Survey A single check mark on this survey can be the sole reason why you are suffering &/or at risk for health problems!
4Are you eating foods and/or drinking liquids that are promoting pain and inflammation? (Please fill in your dietary log & let us review it)Do you get enough sleep every night?Do you get good quality deep sleep every night?
5Are you presently experiencing mental or emotional stress at home and/or at work? Do you stretch regularly, especially if you sit a fair amount at home and/or at work?Are you performing core stability exercises, minimum of 3 days per week?
6Do you perform daily stress reduction techniques such as breathing deep for a minute or two a few times per day?Do you have chronic aches and pains, such as back pain, neck pains, headaches, or general muscle and/or joint soreness?
7Do you regularly take anti-inflammatory or anti-pain medications, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or Tylenol or a similar prescription drug?Do you regularly eat grains and grain products, (such a white bread or whole wheat bread, pasta, cereal, pretzels, crackers) and any other products made with grain or flours from grains, which includes most desserts and packaged snacks?
8Do you regularly eat refined sugars? (including non-diet sodas) Do you regularly eat partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats) found in most margarines, deep fried foods (French Fries etc.) and most all packaged foods?Do you regularly eat corn oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, cottonseed oil, and foods made with these oils such as mayonnaise, tarter sauce, margarine, and nearly all salad dressings?
9Do you regularly eat cheese more than condiment size portions? Do you regularly consume soy or soy products, or eat them in place of fruits and vegetables?Do you regularly eat or drink dairy products?Do you regularly eat meat and eggs from grain-fed animals?Are you overweight and is it hard for you to lost weight/fat?
10Can you grab too much fat around your waist? Are you physically lethargic?Do you feel well when you exercise, or if you exercise more than you should, do you find it hard to recover?Are you mentally lethargic and feel rundown and depressed more than you would like?Do you look old, or feel old for your age?
11Does your skin look old, and is it sagging? Are you a smoker? Do you suffer from one of the following:Arthritis,Fibromyalgia,Chronic fatigue syndrome,Sinusitis,Allergies,Acne,Asthma,Digestive conditions,Flu symptoms,Dysmennorhea,Endometriosis,Alzheimer’s disease,Parkinson’s disease,Multiple Sclerosis,Cancer,Heart disease,Osteoporosis,Hypertension,Depression,Insulin resistant syndromeDiabetes.
12Your body is self healing! (“No doctors heal you!”)
13Your pain or health problems are simply due to interference to your nervous system (master system). Your nervous system controls all body functions and healing.
14There are always 3 potential interferences or stressors on your nervous system: 1. physical 2. chemical 3. mental
15Physical Stressors posture & spine subluxation lack of sleep little rest and relaxationminimal sunlightexercise (none or minimal)
16Insufficient Nutrients Chemical StressorsInflammationAcidityToxicityInsufficient Nutrients
18Remove or minimize the 3 stressors to maximize your health! Read our wellness guide on CD (now over 500 practical health resources!), watch our DVD shows, receive our key handouts, come to our classes and follow Dr. Mike’s recommendations for your best health results in the shortest amount of time.
1910 Steps to Optimize Energy and Function 1 Practice daily deep breathing and visualization.2 Apply an optimal dietary approach with mostly live raw foods, balanced blood sugar, alkaline and anti-inflammatory.3 Drink lots of pure water.4 Enhance digestion and elimination.5 Do daily aerobic and strengthening exercise.
206 Get enough rest, relaxation, and sleep. 7 Have a positive attitude with daily laughter, fresh air and sunshine.8 Take quality nutritional supplements and super-foods.9 Minimize or avoid processed foods and artificial chemicals including all drugs.10 Optimize posture and spinal health.
21Foods that Cause Inflammation All grain and grain products such as, white bread, whole wheat bread, crackers, pretzels, pasta etc.Partially hydrogenated oils found in margarine and deep fried foodsCorn oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, cottonseed oil, soybean oil and foods made with these oils such as mayonnaiseSoda, dairy, soy and sugarMeat and eggs from grain-fed animals
22There is No Such Thing as Moderation There is No Such Thing as Moderation. With Every Bite You Take, You are Either Deflaming or Inflaming. Therefore eat mostly anti-inflammatory foods!
23Diseases Caused by Inflammation Chronic painArthritisSinusitisAcneDigestive conditionsFluCancerDepressionHeart disease
24Pain-Safe Foods Brown Rice Cooked or Dried Fruits (not citrus fruits, bananas, peaches, or tomatoes)Cooked green, yellow, and orange vegetablesWaterCondiments: modest amounts are well-toleratedNote: Specific raw food is ultimately the best dietary choice for your health-come to Dr. Mike’s classes to learn more.
2718 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises These hand-outs can be ed to you. Just ask!
2818 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises 1.) Spinal and Extremity Adjustmentsadjustments help restore proper motion and alignment and remove nerve interference thereby decreasing pain and improving body functionsadjustments are for Pain Relief Care, Corrective Care and Wellness Care
2918 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises 2.) Ice and Heat Contrast Therapyremember that ice is for pain and heat is for stiffnessdo 10 minutes of ice on the painful area followed with minutes of heat & then do some gentle stretching while warm in a pain free range of motion
3018 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises 3.) Natural Anti-Inflammatory Creamscontain plant based anti-inflammatory herbs and homeopathic substancesexamples include Biofreeze, Arnica, Traumeel, Deep Cold, etc…
3118 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises 4.) Orthopedic SupportsMany types of extremity braces (ankle, knee, wrist braces) or SI Belts or back supports to wear or sit on & contoured pillows- all of these can be used for extremity, neck, back/pelvic pain and instability; some people experience immediate relief using these supports;Some people experience immediate relief wearing custom made orthotics &/or heel lifts
3218 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises 5.) Stretches & Gentle Stabilization ExercisesUnresolved pain anywhere in the body and/or poor posture leads to stiffness and scar tissue which must be stretched regularly to help bring back health to the areaDo all your recommended stretching & stabilization exercises in a pain free range of motionTry to do some upper & lower body stretching every hour at home and at workDo each stretch 2-3 times & hold the stretch for seconds; do stabilization exercises dailySee general stretching, stabilization and sport specific stretching exercise handouts in our Wellness Guide and feel free to watch our Spine Rehabilitation DVDs for demonstrations
3318 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises 6.) Pain Control Machine (TENS)Research proven to decrease pain by decreasing substance P (pain neuro-transmitter), reduces muscle spasm and increases some circulation to the local areaCan be used at our clinic and/or rented or purchased for use at home and/or work
3418 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises 7.) Spinal Molding & Fulcrum ExercisesBoth exercises use foam fulcrums to restore proper alignment and reduce tension in the spine and nervous systemSpinal molding is a proven relaxation exercise to help reduce painSee handouts and/or Spine Rehab DVDs for more information
3518 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises 8.) Hand Held Electric Massage Unit & Massage ChairsTry one of our four electric massage chairs to help relax you and reduce muscle tensionFor loosening muscles anywhere on your bodyUse as often as you need in our exercise room
3618 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises 9.) Wobble Chair Exercises & Motion SeatsDo daily exercises on these motion seats to increase flexibility, reduce tension/pain and improve health of all spinal tissuesIt is vital to sit on a motion air cushion at all times at work and home
3718 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises 10.) Mind-Body ExercisesMeditation & other stress management exercises using deep breathing are powerful relaxation and healing techniques to reduce stress & pain and optimize your healthSee our mind-body handouts, your Health Log and/or our Spine Rehab DVDs for more information
3818 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises 11.) AcupunctureDr. Mike is certified in acupuncture and has treated hundreds of patients with different kinds of painDr. Mike has worked in acupuncture and medical pain control clinicsMore information available at front desk
3918 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises 12.) Massage TherapyMore information and referrals available at front desk13.) Acute Pain Relieving Natural SupplementsSpecific natural supplements can definitely reduce pain quickly without having to use drugsie. Herbogesic (buffered natural aspirin), Zyflammend (patent herbal pain reliever), Enzymes, Pure Fish Oil, Kaprex, Glucosamine Sulphate & MSM, etc…
4018 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises 14.) Anti-Inflammatory & Alkaline DietDrink more water when you wake up in the morning and between mealsPain will decrease when we improve elimination from our bowels, therefore take a proven bowel cleanser daily for one month with good bacteria; this strategy will decrease pain and increase energy your diet can be easily modified to decrease pain anywhere in your bodyIt is best to always eat foods that decrease acidity and inflammation in our bodies at all times not just when we have pain-this is mainly through a plant based ‘colorful’ dietSee our “Healing Diet”, “Anti-Inflammatory Diet” and acid-alkaline sheets in our Wellness Guide
4118 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises 15.) Gentle Aerobic ExerciseWalking especially outdoors and/or rebounding are good exercises for pain relief and overall health16.) Hanging ExerciseOnly do hanging exercise if Dr. Mike recommended it to youUse the hanging bar in our rehab room to decrease spinal compression, stretch muscles and ligaments and help improve spinal alignmentSoon we will have a spinal decompression unit as well
4218 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises 17.) Active Release Therapy (ART)Dr. Mike is certified in ART which is a specialized & proven sport injury technique which has been used on top athletes; Dr. Mike has treated hundreds of patients using ART with different kinds of pain18.) Hot Bath with Ginger & Epson SaltGinger is a powerful anti-inflammatory and Epson Salt is a good muscle relaxant
45Core Supplements High Quality Multivitamin-Mineral Formula Super Green SupplementsMega-MagnesiumCoenzyme Q10Cold Water Pure Fish Oil (SEP EFA)Vitamin C Buffered (Trophic)EnzymesBacteria
46Pain and Inflammation Zyflamend (New Chapter) Herbogesic (Genestra) Glucosamine Sulphate and MSM (Trophic)Cold Water Pure Fish Oil (SEP EFA)Vitamin C Buffered (Trophic) & ECal-Mg LSPGinger & TumericHigh Quality Multivitamin-Mineral FormulaEnzymes
47Arthritis and/or Joint Healing Glucosamine Sulphate and MSM (Trophic)Vitamin C Buffered (Trophic) & EHigh Quality Multivitamin-Mineral Formula (New Chapter, Pure Synergy or Genestra)Pure Coldwater Fish Oil (Genestra or Metagenics)
48Muscle and Nerve Relaxation MagnesiumHerbals ie Valerian, LavendarCalcium
49Headaches Headache Relief (New Chapter) Herbogesic (Genestra) Calcium-Hydroxy-AppetiteCal-Mg LSP (Genestra)Magnesium
52Stress Herbals ie. Ginseng, Cordyceps, & Holy Basil Aromatherapy Oils Superfood SupplementsVitamin B complexVitamin C with BioflavinoidsMagnesium
53Cool the Heat of Inflammation Evaluating and choosing the best natural source anti-inflammatory depends on the specific inflammatory condition, but the primary arsenal of remedies to combat a range of inflammation includes ginger, turmeric, boswellia, bromelain, glucosamine sulfate, omega-3 essential fats, N-acetyl glucosamine, and slippery elm, fenugreek, and devil’s claw root.
54GingerA spice loved by many cultures around the world, ginger’s most active and aromatic chemical compounds are called gingerols. Ginger has been reported to offer significant improvement in cases of arthritic inflammation and pain by inhibiting the body’s pro-inflammatory responses.
55TurmericA member of the ginger family, turmeric is a bright yellow spice used in Indian curries. Turmeric has long been used for its medicinal properties in Ayurvedic traditional medicine. It is used topically, orally, and by inhalation. Curcumin is the primary active anti-inflammatory component of turmeric. Numerous studies on the safety and effectiveness of curcumin show it to contain antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antifungal properties. Like ginger, it exerts its anti-inflammatory activity by inhibiting the enzymes and prostaglandins that play a role in inflammation.
56BoswelliaBoswellia has been found to be specifically useful for reducing inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis as well as back pain and some chronic intestinal disorders.The primary active compounds responsible for the anti-inflammatory activities of Boswellia, known as boswellic acids, are derived from the Boswellia tree bark’s gummy resin. These acids appear to interfere with the chemical reactions that promote inflammation. Boswellic acids also prevent inflammatory white blood cells from infiltrating damaged tissue.
57BromelainExtracted from the pineapple plant, bromelain is a proteolytic (protein-digesting) enzyme shown in numerous European studies to successfully reduce inflammation and pain associated with arthritis, joint, and connective tissue injuries as well as in tissue repair in patients following surgery.
58Glucosamine SulfateSeveral recent studies comparing glucosamine sulfate to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs suggest that glucosamine may be as effective in easing arthritic pain and inflammation as the NSAIDs—without the negative side effects.A Chinese study of individuals with osteoarthritis of the knee found that participants taking l,500 mg of glucosamine sulfate daily experienced similar reductions in symptoms as those participants given l,200 mg daily of ibuprofen.The glucosamine group tolerated their supplementation much better, however.
59Omega-3 Fatty AcidsThe natural anti-inflammatory effects of the omega-3 fats can be found most abundantly in salmon, salmon oil, flaxseed, and flaxseed oil.Omega-3 fats prevent the body’s production of prostaglandins, which lead to inflammation. Omega-3 fats also protect against heart disease through the anti-inflammatory effect.Eating fish rich in omega-3 fats two or more times per week is associated with a 40-percent reduction in risk for rheumatoid arthritis.
60N-Acetyl Glucosamine (NAG) This naturally occurring amino sugar has shown remarkable potential in the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases. Acting to soothe and repair damaged, inflamed tissue in the bowel, NAG is especially helpful to those with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
61Slippery Elm, Fenugreek, Devil’s Claw Root More good news comes from a British study on the antioxidant effects of herbal therapies used by patients with inflammatory bowel disease.A research team investigated the usefulness of a variety of herbs including slippery elm , fenugreek, and devil’s claw root.They concluded that all of these herbs had a beneficial effect and merited formal evaluation as alternative therapies in inflammatory bowel disease.
62Anti-Inflammatory Foods and Moods When it comes to inflammation, it’s not only what we eat, but also what we think that makes a difference. One remarkable study showed that even a mild case of the blues can increase blood levels of interleukin-6, an inflammatory protein that increases the risk of inflammatory conditions and heart attacks.
63Contd.Eating a diet rich in wild fish, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, and seeds is the best way to prevent inflammatory conditions. Berries, especially blueberries and cranberries, provide polyphenolic protection against sight-damaging inflammation and oxidative stress. Cherries (the tarter the better) are another inflammation-fighting food. Limit or eliminate red meat, alcohol, hydrogenated fats, refined sugars, and flours.Keeping inflammation free is another good reason to eat well and keep a positive attitude.
64Anti-Inflammatory Alternatives GingerBoswelliaFish OilsBromelainCetyl Myristoleate (CMO)Evening Primrose, Black Currant and Borage OilsCayenne Cream
65Dr. Mike and the Wellness First Team Note: If interested, extra slides about WFFC and Dr. Mike follow this educational show.Sincerely,Dr. Mike and the Wellness First Team7315 Woodbine Ave.Markham, OntarioL3R 3V7(905)(416)
66Available at Comprehensive Chiropractic Exam and Care for all ages Spinal RehabilitationSpinal Decompression Therapy (DTS)Sports and Work InjuriesActive Release Therapy (ART)AcupunctureNutritional Consulting and Computer TestingX-rays, Computer Posture Exams and Nerve ScansStress Counseling and HypotherapyDiscovery WorkshopsWellness Talks and Company Lunch and LearnsRegistered Massage TherapyFoot and Gait Assessments
67Available at Nutrition Supplements and Raw Foods Exercise & Spinal EquipmentOrthotics and Orthopedic ShoesWellness DVD’s including Spinal Rehab, Detox, Stress, Disorders, etc..Wellness Guide on CDSupports, Motion Seats, Pillows and BracesMonthly Newsletters
68About the Doctor Dr. Michael Whitley D.C – Doctor of Chiropractic Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (1998)C.C.Ac - Certified Clinical Acupuncturist (1999)B.Sc., B.Ed. – University of Toronto ( ) –Neuroscience & Certified TeacherC.B.P. (Clinical Biomechanics of Posture) CertifiedA.R.T. ( Active Release Therapy) CertifiedPediatrics & Pregnancy CertifiedMember of the International Chiropractic Pediatric AssociationMember of the Canadian Chiropractic AssociationMember of the Ontario Chiropractic AssociationDiplomat of the American National BoardsNutritional ConsultantOntario Teacher’s Certificate (O.T.C)Certified Tennis, Ski and Golf Fitness Coach
69Delivering ResultsDr. Michael Whitley practices up-to-date research-based chiropractic. Specifically, his additional 4 year U.S. certification in pediatrics, pregnancy & posture and spinal correction provides patients with a comprehensive proven analysis & treatment protocol. This means that research supports its effectiveness and safety in optimizing posture, spine and nervous system health for all ages. Dr. Whitley helps all kinds of health complaints such as headaches, asthma, digestive problems, fatigue, depression, allergies, scoliosis, spinal and extremity pains and many more. His primary focus goes beyond symptom relief or patch work. His goal is to restore spinal function to maximize nerve integrity in the shortest amount of time without drugs or surgery. This is done through a spinal rehabilitation program of postural adjustments, traction, spinal weights, spinal molding, exercises, etc.. and lifestyle recommendations like nutrition and stress.
70Muscle Study (EMG) Postural Analysis BeforeBefore & After Nerve andMuscle Study (EMG)AfterBeforeAfterBefore & After ComputerizedPostural Analysis
71A Revolutionary Technology: Spinal Decompression TherapySeveral studies show over 70% of patients report good to excellent relief of their symptoms! In fact, “86% of patients experienced complete elimination of pain even after numerous other types of treatment had failed, including surgery!”(sourced from the Journal ofMusculoskeletal Pain)
72Just How Safe is Safe?Chiropractic has proven itself to be among the safest of all healing arts:A 7- year international multidisciplinary study published Feb. 15, 2008 in the medical journal Spine provides further evidence that chiropractic care is extremely safe. The study concluded that when patients see a medical doctor or a chiropractor for neck problems or headaches, they found that “…stroke is a very rare event and the risk of stroke associated with a visit to the chiropractor’s office appears to be no different from the risk of stroke following a visit to a family physician’s office.”This study also found that adjustments are among the short list of effective treatments for the most common types of neck pain and headaches.A study in the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association (Oct. 2001) found the risk of a stroke from a Chiropractic neck adjustment is only 1 in 5.85 million. Whereas the probability of death from stroke caused by 1 aspirin a day is7000 per million.By choosing Chiropractic care, you have chosen one of the safest, most effective modes of health-care delivery available today. Just ask the millions of people who receive chiropractic care every day around the world how safe and beneficial it is!
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74Our Patients Speak“ Since being under chiropractic care, my 8 years of shoulder pain has completely disappeared.”Anna M.—patient“Thanks to chiropractic care I no longer suffer with neck pain and headaches and my family and daily life is back to normal!”Lisa P.—patient“My years of back pain and wrist pain has improved due to chiropractic adjustments and health advice. My x-ray changes are impressive!”Paul S.—patient“I have more energy and take less medication”Jill H.—patient
75Half Hour To Optimal Health Dr Whitley conducts a FREE “Half Hour to Optimal Health” seminar every second Wednesday Evening at 6:30pm and every second Thursday at 12 noon The seminar covers:How to increase your energy by 300%Build your immune systemThe secret cause of illness and how to stay well naturallyThe dangers of modern medicineHome and clinic exercises designed to restore proper posture and nervous system function are demonstratedThe latest techniques on correcting posture,spine and nervous system demonstrated with before and after x-raysWhy the healthiest people on the planet are under regular chiropractic care
76Topics of the Workshop : Dr. Whitley also offers a complimentary “Lunch & Learn” wellness workshop. This is a fun, fast and informative FREE workshop that will educate you and your company/church/organization on how to get well, stay well and save time and money ….during your lunch break!Topics of the Workshop :The ADHD controversyAdvanced Nutrition and WellnessSitting on the job “How to stay fit while you sit.”Standing on the job “ Your Back to the Future.”Asthma, Allergies and Immune BoostingChronic Ear InfectionRepetitive Strain injuries at WorkHealth Quest: 5 Secrets to Optimal Health & HealingOptimize Digestion and DetoxificationBiomechanics at work: Proper ErgonomicsBlast Stress – Increase your energy by 300%ArthritisSpinal Health: Safety and PreventionPower Stretching and ergonomicsThe Truth about FibromyalgiaFreedom from Headaches and StressProtecting yourself from heart diseaseOtherTo book workshops call our Special Events Coordinator at: (905)(416)
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