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1 The topic of this message is Pain and Inflammation
Hi! The staff at Wellness First is sending you an educational message from your chiropractor, Dr. Mike Dr. Mike The topic of this message is Pain and Inflammation Note: To watch this show just keep pressing your mouse button or press page down or arrow key. Press escape (ESC) to exit anytime. Enjoy!


3 Pain 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!

4 Are 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?

5 Are 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?

6 Do 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?

7 Do 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?

8 Do 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?

9 Do 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?

10 Can 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?

11 Does 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 syndrome Diabetes.

12 Your body is self healing! (“No doctors heal you!”)

13 Your pain or health problems are simply due to interference to your nervous system (master system). Your nervous system controls all body functions and healing.

14 There are always 3 potential interferences or stressors on your nervous system: 1. physical 2. chemical 3. mental

15 Physical Stressors posture & spine subluxation lack of sleep
little rest and relaxation minimal sunlight exercise (none or minimal)

16 Insufficient Nutrients
Chemical Stressors Inflammation Acidity Toxicity Insufficient Nutrients

17 Mental Stressors mental & emotional tension shallow breathing
lack of social support poor attitude little gratitude not enough daily rest & relaxation anxious, impatience & anger easily

18 Remove 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.

19 10 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.

20 6 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.

21 Foods 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 foods Corn oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, cottonseed oil, soybean oil and foods made with these oils such as mayonnaise Soda, dairy, soy and sugar Meat and eggs from grain-fed animals

22 There 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!

23 Diseases Caused by Inflammation
Chronic pain Arthritis Sinusitis Acne Digestive conditions Flu Cancer Depression Heart disease

24 Pain-Safe Foods Brown Rice
Cooked or Dried Fruits (not citrus fruits, bananas, peaches, or tomatoes) Cooked green, yellow, and orange vegetables Water Condiments: modest amounts are well-tolerated Note: Specific raw food is ultimately the best dietary choice for your health-come to Dr. Mike’s classes to learn more.

25 Common Headache Triggers
Dairy Products Chocolate Eggs Citrus Fruits Meat Wheat 7. Nuts and Peanuts 8. Tomatoes 9. Onions 10. Corn 11. Apples 12. Bananas

26 Major Arthritis Triggers
Citrus Fruits Potatoes Tomatoes Nuts Coffee Dairy Products Corn Meats Wheat, Oats, Rye Eggs

27 18 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises
These hand-outs can be ed to you. Just ask!

28 18 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises
1.) Spinal and Extremity Adjustments adjustments help restore proper motion and alignment and remove nerve interference thereby decreasing pain and improving body functions adjustments are for Pain Relief Care, Corrective Care and Wellness Care

29 18 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises
2.) Ice and Heat Contrast Therapy remember that ice is for pain and heat is for stiffness do 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

30 18 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises
3.) Natural Anti-Inflammatory Creams contain plant based anti-inflammatory herbs and homeopathic substances examples include Biofreeze, Arnica, Traumeel, Deep Cold, etc…

31 18 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises
4.) Orthopedic Supports Many 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

32 18 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises
5.) Stretches & Gentle Stabilization Exercises Unresolved 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 area Do all your recommended stretching & stabilization exercises in a pain free range of motion Try to do some upper & lower body stretching every hour at home and at work Do each stretch 2-3 times & hold the stretch for seconds; do stabilization exercises daily See general stretching, stabilization and sport specific stretching exercise handouts in our Wellness Guide and feel free to watch our Spine Rehabilitation DVDs for demonstrations

33 18 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 area Can be used at our clinic and/or rented or purchased for use at home and/or work

34 18 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises
7.) Spinal Molding & Fulcrum Exercises Both exercises use foam fulcrums to restore proper alignment and reduce tension in the spine and nervous system Spinal molding is a proven relaxation exercise to help reduce pain See handouts and/or Spine Rehab DVDs for more information

35 18 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises
8.) Hand Held Electric Massage Unit & Massage Chairs Try one of our four electric massage chairs to help relax you and reduce muscle tension For loosening muscles anywhere on your body Use as often as you need in our exercise room

36 18 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises
9.) Wobble Chair Exercises & Motion Seats Do daily exercises on these motion seats to increase flexibility, reduce tension/pain and improve health of all spinal tissues It is vital to sit on a motion air cushion at all times at work and home

37 18 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises
10.) Mind-Body Exercises Meditation & other stress management exercises using deep breathing are powerful relaxation and healing techniques to reduce stress & pain and optimize your health See our mind-body handouts, your Health Log and/or our Spine Rehab DVDs for more information

38 18 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises
11.) Acupuncture Dr. Mike is certified in acupuncture and has treated hundreds of patients with different kinds of pain Dr. Mike has worked in acupuncture and medical pain control clinics More information available at front desk

39 18 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises
12.) Massage Therapy More information and referrals available at front desk 13.) Acute Pain Relieving Natural Supplements Specific natural supplements can definitely reduce pain quickly without having to use drugs ie. Herbogesic (buffered natural aspirin), Zyflammend (patent herbal pain reliever), Enzymes, Pure Fish Oil, Kaprex, Glucosamine Sulphate & MSM, etc…

40 18 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises
14.) Anti-Inflammatory & Alkaline Diet Drink more water when you wake up in the morning and between meals Pain 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 body It 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’ diet See our “Healing Diet”, “Anti-Inflammatory Diet” and acid-alkaline sheets in our Wellness Guide

41 18 Pain Relieving Strategies and Relaxation Exercises
15.) Gentle Aerobic Exercise Walking especially outdoors and/or rebounding are good exercises for pain relief and overall health 16.) Hanging Exercise Only do hanging exercise if Dr. Mike recommended it to you Use the hanging bar in our rehab room to decrease spinal compression, stretch muscles and ligaments and help improve spinal alignment Soon we will have a spinal decompression unit as well

42 18 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 pain 18.) Hot Bath with Ginger & Epson Salt Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory and Epson Salt is a good muscle relaxant

43 Dr. Mike’s Nutritional Recommendations

44 Diet Healing Diet Anti-Inflammatory Diet Live/Raw Food Diet
Detoxification/Elimination Diet

45 Core Supplements High Quality Multivitamin-Mineral Formula
Super Green Supplements Mega-Magnesium Coenzyme Q10 Cold Water Pure Fish Oil (SEP EFA) Vitamin C Buffered (Trophic) Enzymes Bacteria

46 Pain and Inflammation Zyflamend (New Chapter) Herbogesic (Genestra)
Glucosamine Sulphate and MSM (Trophic) Cold Water Pure Fish Oil (SEP EFA) Vitamin C Buffered (Trophic) & E Cal-Mg LSP Ginger & Tumeric High Quality Multivitamin-Mineral Formula Enzymes

47 Arthritis and/or Joint Healing
Glucosamine Sulphate and MSM (Trophic) Vitamin C Buffered (Trophic) & E High Quality Multivitamin-Mineral Formula (New Chapter, Pure Synergy or Genestra) Pure Coldwater Fish Oil (Genestra or Metagenics)

48 Muscle and Nerve Relaxation
Magnesium Herbals ie Valerian, Lavendar Calcium

49 Headaches Headache Relief (New Chapter) Herbogesic (Genestra)
Calcium-Hydroxy-Appetite Cal-Mg LSP (Genestra) Magnesium

50 Energy Superfood Supplements ie E3 Live, Green’s Powder (Pure Synergy or Berry Greens), Chlorella Herbal Supplements ie. Zyflamend Chromium & Vanadium Quality Multivitamin Antioxidants ie. CoQ10, Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) Pure Fish Oil Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) B-Vitamins Calcium/Magnesium Bowel Cleanser Formula

51 Sleep Calcium Magnesium Melatonin 5-HTP Vitamin B complex
Herbals ie Valerian

52 Stress Herbals ie. Ginseng, Cordyceps, & Holy Basil Aromatherapy Oils
Superfood Supplements Vitamin B complex Vitamin C with Bioflavinoids Magnesium

53 Cool 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.

54 Ginger A 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.

55 Turmeric A 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.

56 Boswellia Boswellia 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.

57 Bromelain Extracted 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.

58 Glucosamine Sulfate Several 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.

59 Omega-3 Fatty Acids The 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.

60 N-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.

61 Slippery 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.

62 Anti-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.

63 Contd. 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.

64 Anti-Inflammatory Alternatives
Ginger Boswellia Fish Oils Bromelain Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO) Evening Primrose, Black Currant and Borage Oils Cayenne Cream

65 Dr. 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 Team 7315 Woodbine Ave. Markham, Ontario L3R 3V7 (905) (416)

66 Available at Comprehensive Chiropractic Exam and Care for all ages
Spinal Rehabilitation Spinal Decompression Therapy (DTS) Sports and Work Injuries Active Release Therapy (ART) Acupuncture Nutritional Consulting and Computer Testing X-rays, Computer Posture Exams and Nerve Scans Stress Counseling and Hypotherapy Discovery Workshops Wellness Talks and Company Lunch and Learns Registered Massage Therapy Foot and Gait Assessments

67 Available at Nutrition Supplements and Raw Foods
Exercise & Spinal Equipment Orthotics and Orthopedic Shoes Wellness DVD’s including Spinal Rehab, Detox, Stress, Disorders, etc.. Wellness Guide on CD Supports, Motion Seats, Pillows and Braces Monthly Newsletters

68 About 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 Teacher C.B.P. (Clinical Biomechanics of Posture) Certified A.R.T. ( Active Release Therapy) Certified Pediatrics & Pregnancy Certified Member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association Member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association Member of the Ontario Chiropractic Association Diplomat of the American National Boards Nutritional Consultant Ontario Teacher’s Certificate (O.T.C) Certified Tennis, Ski and Golf Fitness Coach

69 Delivering Results Dr. 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.

70 Muscle Study (EMG) Postural Analysis
Before Before & After Nerve and Muscle Study (EMG) After Before After Before & After Computerized Postural Analysis

71 A Revolutionary Technology:
Spinal Decompression Therapy Several 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 of Musculoskeletal Pain)

72 Just 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 is 7000 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!

73 What to expect on the 1st & 2nd visits
Talks & Events Schedules Anti-inflammatory Guidelines Breathing Health Tips Newsletter WELLNESSFIRST.CA Recipes Stress Tips What to expect on the 1st & 2nd visits Favourite Links

74 Our 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

75 Half 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 system The secret cause of illness and how to stay well naturally The dangers of modern medicine Home and clinic exercises designed to restore proper posture and nervous system function are demonstrated The latest techniques on correcting posture,spine and nervous system demonstrated with before and after x-rays Why the healthiest people on the planet are under regular chiropractic care

76 Topics 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 controversy Advanced Nutrition and Wellness Sitting on the job “How to stay fit while you sit.” Standing on the job “ Your Back to the Future.” Asthma, Allergies and Immune Boosting Chronic Ear Infection Repetitive Strain injuries at Work Health Quest: 5 Secrets to Optimal Health & Healing Optimize Digestion and Detoxification Biomechanics at work: Proper Ergonomics Blast Stress – Increase your energy by 300% Arthritis Spinal Health: Safety and Prevention Power Stretching and ergonomics The Truth about Fibromyalgia Freedom from Headaches and Stress Protecting yourself from heart disease Other To book workshops call our Special Events Coordinator at: (905) (416)

77 Ask about our Family Gift Certificate!
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78 Take the First Step to Wellness !
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