Rebuilt U: A show about unlearning
If you want a more natural, simple, and effective life, you almost certainly have to UNLEARN what you have been taught. This show is dedicated to rebuilding you from the inside out.
info_outline RebuiltU #49 Great Mexico Cancer Clinic 10/09/2018
RebuiltU #49 Great Mexico Cancer Clinic You can’t afford to NOT know about this secret Mexican clinic. This is about the most dangerous thing you might face in your life. I was talking to a patient yesterday about this email and I said “statistically” 1 in 2 males gets this. “That means either you or I will get cancer”. He laid there thinking for a minute. Then I told him 1 in 3 women get cancer. He asked me if that was ALL types. It is. When you think about it, that’s really what matters. Cancer is cancer, no matter where it is. I have something very special for you today. I sat down with a long time friend, Dr. Shetlin, and we talked about cancer as husbands and fathers and not as doctors. Why would we do that? Most of you know, I write a lot about breast cancer this time of year. I help out a breast cancer charity for survivors, and I’ve lost two close relatives to cancer. I will likely lose another relative very soon. Dr. Shetlin’s wife is currently battling cancer and he was kind enough to sit down with me and talk about it and the alternative treatments they are doing. We talk about the clinic she is going to, in Mexico, and why? We talk about the treatment she is getting. We talk about why it was the best option. Most importantly, we talk a lot about what you can do, right now, to improve your life. This is an hour interview of information on the most important health topic of our time. Neither of us treats cancer, but both of us know a lot about prevention and being proactive in your life. Remember, 1 in 2 males, and 1 in 3 females will face cancer. That puts a lot of gravity on this topic.
info_outline RebuiltU #48 Top health tips from 70 years of experience, plus it’s on location. 09/19/2018
RebuiltU #48 Top health tips from 70 years of experience, plus it’s on location. I had a unique opportunity to sit down with two wonderful chiropractors, Dr. Shetlin and Dr. States, and talk health. Plus, we were on gorgeous Lake Powell. Were sitting around on the house boat having a casual conversation about health and things people don’t know about chiropractic. I got them to share a few amazing stories. It’s much better if you listen to them. Dr. States comes from a multigenerational family of chiropractors. Inside you’ll get their amazing stories, their dark days, their morning routines and advice that they wish all patients knew. If you have questions about chiropractic or health, it’s a great podcast to learn from and laugh along with. -Dr. Altman P.S. Please let me know if you like this podcast. I’d like to get your feedback. SLCSAW.com Healthy services available in the office: -Chiropractic -Massage -Laser fat loss -Cranial therapy (fussy babies love this) -Purification programs (everyone should at least once) -Auto accident recovery programs -Nutritional and supplement counseling -Employee wellness programs
info_outline RebuiltU #47 Bringing your life out of the cellar with Sean Barnett 04/30/2018
RebuiltU #47 Bringing your life out of the cellar with Sean Barnett This is a great story about life at the bottom and rising up. Sean was literally thrown away at birth, was drinking alcohol at 9 and doing drugs at 13. He’s had a tough life, but sitting in jail he heard the whisper. He’s turned his life around and is a very successful counselor for people with addictions. He can help the people who have failed every other treatment. Even though this is an important message and serious business, we made it light hearted and fun to listen to.
info_outline Rebuilt U #46 Why gray hair and fatigue are a warning sign 04/24/2018
Rebuilt U #46 Why gray hair and fatigue are a warning sign Minerals are critical for life. If you want to learn about a few simple ways to tell if you are running low then this show will be for you. Outward signs like gray hair are just the body’s way of telling you that you are running out of gas. Enjoy, Dr. Altman
info_outline RebuiltU #45 Chronic Pain part 2. 10/03/2017
RebuiltU #45 Chronic Pain part 2. This episode covers artificial sugars. The importance of water and my daily secret supplement for inflammation reduction and better health. The herbal supplement alone could change your life. Enjoy Dr. Altman
info_outline RebuiltU #44 How being a perfectionist can cause pain and addiction 09/13/2017
RebuiltU #44 How being a perfectionist can cause pain and addiction You'll learn a lot about the psychology of pain and addiction. The most fascinating thing about addiction I learned was how a seemingly common trait such as perfectionism can be a precursor to addiction. The transcript will be up shortly.
info_outline RebuiltU #43 Natural Chronic Pain help Part1 09/12/2017
RebuiltU #43 Natural Chronic Pain help Part1 In this episode we'll cover the first part of living a pan free life. #1 The importance of essential fatty acids. #2 why hospitals are adding massage therapy #3 The primary 3 causes of pain. #4 The destructive power of sugar. I got more comments in the office on this part than any other. #5 The down side to sugar substitutes. You can find each part broken down online at RebuiltU.com Just go to the articles section.
info_outline RebuiltU #42 Bed-ridden to Running in 2 days. The most amazing story you'll hear this year. 07/11/2017
RebuiltU #42 Bed-ridden to Running in 2 days. The most amazing story you'll hear this year. She was dying. She saw 14 different doctors and got a different diagnosis from each of them. She was sick and frustrated. She was losing hope and losing her life. She lost 20lbs and her job. She was bedridden for an entire year. She never gave up and kept searching for answers. By a bizarre twist of fate she found them. The whole story and the answers are so amazing, I don't want to spoil it for you. I want you to listen to her story in her own words. I've known her for about 6 years, but the last 2 years she has been living outside of the salt lake valley. By a simple email, we reconnected and she was kind enough to come in and let me interview her for you. She's doing amazing. Listen here -Dr. Altman. P.S. If you like good stories you'll want to listen to this. P.P.S. Thursday hours added at the office SLCSAW.com Laserfatlosscenter.com Text (833) AGE-WELL Hours Mon. 9-7pm Wed. 1-7pm Thur. 9-7pm Fri. 9-7pm Sat. 10-12pm (Check the schedule first) P.P.P.S. 6 warning signs not to ignore. 1. Obesity- Fast track losing fat with our Zerona laser and the Purification program. 2. Gray hair- Get the hair analysis done. You are running out of energy. 3. Chronic pain- Get to the chiropractor 4. Digestive trouble- Ask me 5. Ongoing illness- Ask me 6. Ongoing fatigue- Ask me
info_outline RebuiltU #41 Breast Cancer Guide: Thought provoking look in to prevention 07/07/2017
RebuiltU #41 Breast Cancer Guide: Thought provoking look in to prevention All Women should read this guide or listen to this podcast. If you want a printed version, you can get it here. http://bit.ly/BreastCancerFreeGuide Here are the links in the show. The easiest place to start is with the government's own list of cancer-causing agents. They actually have 3 lists: 1) things that definitely cause cancer, 2) things that probably cause cancer, and 3) things that most likely do cause cancer. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/generalinformationaboutcarcinogens/known-and-probable-human-carcinogens For further reading on glutamate, this is a great summary. http://neurotransporter.org/glutamate.html How I avoid this sneaky pitfall? I try hard to avoid these 3 things. 1.) L-Glutamine. This is a very popular amino acid supplement for intestine problems. I've had 2 patients taking this without my knowledge and accidentally discovered this. There are better ways to heal the guts. 2.) MSG. Monosodium Glutamate and all its derivatives. That list is too big to put here, so to read more sneaky names go here www.truthinlabeling.org/hiddensources.html The food manufacturers are wise to the fact that people are avoiding MSG so they often use one of the sneaky names in the ingredients on the back label. Never believe the front label, always read the ingredients on the back. ============================= "Breast Cancer Break Through. Cut Your Risk In Half. " http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/02/14/beating-breast-cancer-a-guide-to-prevention-treatment-and-recovery.aspx ============================== According to a World Wire press release: (Do read this) http://www.world-wire.com/news/0911240002.html Here is what they had to say. "Routine mammography delivers an unrecognized high dose of radiation, warn Drs. Epstein and Bertell. If a woman follows the current guidelines for premenopausal screening, over a 10 year period she would receive a total dosage of about 5 rads. This approximates the level of exposure to radiation of a Japanese woman one mile from the epicenter of atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima or Nagasaki." “Mammography is a striking paradigm of the capture of unsuspecting women by run-away powerful technological and global pharmaceutical industries, with the complicity of the cancer establishment, particularly the ACS, and the rollover mainstream media," they warn. Whether you get a mammogram or not is purely up to you, but please don't rely on that alone. Here are more resources for you to read. More resources: More things you should know about mammograms. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/06/breast-cancer-prevention-s-dirty-little-secret.aspx Moving beyond mammograms and into Thermography http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/12/04/why-mammography-is-not-an-effective-breast-cancer-screen.aspx
info_outline RebuiltU #40 Benefits of massage. lasers, and not quitting 07/06/2017
RebuiltU #40 Benefits of massage. lasers, and not quitting This episode is worth listening to just to hear her accent. Enjoy Dr. Altman
info_outline RebuiltU #39 Your life isn't that bad. This is about thankfulness and joy. 11/09/2016
RebuiltU #39 Your life isn't that bad. This is about thankfulness and joy. If you ever thought life was tough, this will inspire you. If you thought you were strong, this will make you stronger. If you need hope, this is it. If you think America is bad, you absolutely will want to listen to this. This is not a typical interview about health, but it is about perseverance and human endurance and an unbending will to survive. This was an inspiring interview for me. I hope you enjoy it. -Dr. Altman
info_outline RebuiltU #38 Over 30? Reflux? Part 2: your digestion needs TLC after 30 09/17/2016
RebuiltU #38 Over 30? Reflux? Part 2: your digestion needs TLC after 30 Are you over 30 and getting REFLUX? PART 2: Digestion Part 2 is on digestion and getting this right can make everything else you do better. So why is digestion second on the list? Your nervous system is first because it controls everything. Digestion is next because it controls whether or not nutrients get into your body. Since, nutrition is one of the cornerstones to your health, you need good digestion to utilize the good food you're eating and the whole food supplements you're taking. Take a look at the symptoms ABOVE. These all represent some kind of digestive problem, but the most common, the most insidious, the most over looked, and the most dangerous is acid reflux. So, if you get the burning after supper, we should talk. It is alarming to me when I walk down the grocery store aisles and look at the empty shelves of acid blocking products. There are countless people, unknowingly, slowly, killing themselves and it doesn't have to be that way. This is physiology 101. #1 You were born with, and need stomach acid. Stomach acid is there to digest food, ionize minerals, and kill bacteria. #2 That burning people feel coming up the throat ISN'T stomach acid over-production. It is organic acids from food putrefying, rancifying, and rotting in the stomach from LACK of stomach acid. (Think roadkill in your guts) #3 What does your body do when you eat bad food? You throw it up, and/or have diarrhea to get it out as quick as possible. Your body isn't dumb, it is trying to send this rotting mash back to where to came from. So if you take an acid blocker, you temporarily quell the rebellion and pass the fight on to your intestines. #4 Right now, if this is you, you are likely thinking you like being able to pop a pill and prevent that burning. I get it, but...it's not natural, and it will slowly starve you of minerals like calcium. That's a well known side-effect. So, if you are female, worried about osteoporosis, this is a bad scenario. #5 So how does this happen? When you were 18 you likely didn't have too many problems, right. First, nutritional deficiencies play a role, and especially if people are eating processed foods and a lot of simple carbohydrates like bread, cereal, and pasta. Second, It takes water to make stomach acid, and I rarely meet a new patient who's drinking enough water. Third, as you age, your stomach acid production drops. Fourth, and my favorite, subluxations (bones out of place) in the mid-back and the upper neck. Those nerve areas control the stomach. (This goes back to part 1) -Dr. Altman P.S. Quick bit of trivia. Nearly all fibromyalgia / chronic pain patients have digestive problems. P.P.S. To fix this is fairly simple, stop in and ask, or send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
info_outline RebuiltU #37 Over 30? Lost a step? Get your health back before it's too late. 09/17/2016
RebuiltU #37 Over 30? Lost a step? Get your health back before it's too late. Why 30? This is the magic age. I thought it was all BS too, but once I crossed 30 years old, I noticed more aches, more pain, less energy, and in general, a feeling of not being quite the same. If you feel terrible and you aren't 30 years old, you have more trouble than you realize. Why? Because every decade after that gets harder, degeneration accelerates, nutritional deficiencies compound, and your ability to heal, in general, declines. Take advantage of youth. If you are like me, and well north of 30, then life can still be great, it just takes a little more work. Hence, this 6 part series. We are going to walk through a basic plan to get most health conditions resolved. -----------------Quick office update------------------------------------------ We have officially moved to Murray, Utah. Hours, directions, pics Check online SLCSAW.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Take a quick look through the list above. If you have no problems in this section, congrats. If you do, why do you think the problems exist? "Why" is the best question to ask. For this particular section, these are all nervous system problems. What I didn't tell you on the graphic, is that there are parasympathetic and sympathetic problems mixed in. Those 2 parts of your nervous system control how you speed up and slow down your body. Are your organs running like the cartoon road runner or being dragged through the mud by a horse? If the balance is off, you will be off. There is a combination of chiropractic needs and nutritional problems mixed in there. Earlier in the year, I put out a quick survey on what interests readers the most. Guess what was the run away winner? Detoxification. I'm cool with that. It's incredibly important in the modern age. So why am I not starting with that? Well, there are two main reasons. #1 I used to consult with people about nutrition and supplements 15 years ago. Back then, It was mainly over the phone. After 5 years of doing that, I noticed something that changed how I did everything. The people not getting adjusted by a chiropractor, even in their home towns, did significantly worse, no matter what supplements they took. Your nervous system is the master of your body. If it isn't balanced, nothing else works right. #2 Dr. Nuzum said it best. He is a toxicologist with 7 doctorates. "If you are nutrient deficient, you are a toxic sponge." To give you an example, if you are iodine deficient, you will soak up fluorine and chlorine to block the function of iodine. That spells bad news for your thyroid. We will get to detoxification, but we have a few things to cover first and to get you ready for that. If you have or still have problems in section one, I'll bet you want to know why? There are a lot of variables at play here. How old you are, how long the problems been there, what you eat, what your hobbies are, your work environment, your stress level, etc. It ultimately boils down to your ability to heal. I even put a video online of a guy who was remarkably better in just a few visits, I interviewed him on his lifestyle. He ate amazing food. Two years ago, I wrote an article on accelerated healing. It was about my wife and an injury that left her unable to walk and 13 days later she ran a 1/2 marathon, on trails in Moab, Ut. What I've noticed over the years is that healing takes time. Often times, patients ability to heal is outpaced by their lifestyle, hobbies, or work stresses. When my daughter broke her leg, she needed time to heal and not be training for a 5k. You might remember Rulon Gardner from The Biggest Loser or the Olympics. He won an Olympic gold medal against a guy who hadn't lost in 13 YEARS. He retired in 2004 and didn't take good care of himself. He ballooned up to 474 lbs over the next 8 years. How humbling would that be? To go from the Olympics to the Biggest Loser. Healing comes from within, right? Do you think he's mad at the gym, or his coach, or at his spouse, because he let his body go? Did he go to the gym just once? No, they worked him to death daily. What if he only went to the gym every 3 months? What about every 6 months? Do you think he'd lose weight at all? In a 2012 interview with ESPN, he said "Yet, in the end, it wasn't enough. Gardner admitted Saturday that his one regret was not focusing as much on his nutrition as he should have." Rememeber those check boxes above? Do you know what symptoms tell you? I know, stay with me though. They tell you something is wrong. Not only that, they tell you something is wrong enough, that your body can't deal with or adapt to it any more. This survey section is a mixture of chiropractic specific problems and nutrition. If you aren't getting adjusted regularly, you are taking the longer, slower road to recovery. I've seen it in clinical practice over and over. This is why they've had a chiropractor head up the medical team for the Olympics. Chiropractic has saved some gold medals, but that's another story. On the flip side, if you give no thought to your nutrition, you will never ultimately get 100% better. You will linger in the middle. This is why most people don't do very well if they don't get adjusted at least once a month. Life is busy, stressful, and hard on the body. Most people don't have the time to cook every meal or exercise every day, or go on TV and exercise your guts out and have a professional chef cook for you. You can't go to a chiropractor once and expect it to undo 20 years of deterioration. Just like you can't go to the gym once and undo 200 lbs. of weight gain or just cook one organic meal at home and have it undo eating fast food all week. The laws of thermodynamics can't be ignored, the farther you drift from being healthy, the more work it takes to get back. The good news is that Rulon proved you can get back. If you are struggling with section one, talk to me in the office or send me an email, because I can't give specific advice in this format. -----------------Quick office update------------------------------------------ We have officially moved to Murray, Utah. Hours, directions, pics Check online SLCSAW.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Text the office for a quicker answer (801.896.3259) email docaltman [at] protonmail [dot] com (this is my new encrypted email) It will be much better for your privacy. -Dr. Altman
info_outline RebuiltU #36 Would a $10 Medical Copay excite you? 07/14/2016
RebuiltU #36 Would a $10 Medical Copay excite you? Yes, it's the 1980's all over again. It seems unbelievable, but this is a reality. Let's say your kid falls and need stitches -$10 Let's say you break an arm -$10 Let's say you need a strep test -$10 If you participate in the regular healthcare system, those could be $100's to $1000's of dollars. It doesn't have to be that way. Dr. Rachot pulls the curtain back on medical care in America. We have been forced into a health (sickness) system that is unsustainable. Copay's are at an all-time high. Deductibles are at an all-time high. What do you get? Basically nothing but a big bill. I speak from first hand experience. The system exploits patients, it's wrong and it needs to change. But, it can't until you and I do something. If you are tired of paying obscene amounts of money for nothing? You can change that. That is today's podcast. If I get my way, you'll be able to use chiropractic care to prevent problems and basic medical care for 90% of the other problems that pop up in life, all for less than you are paying now. By the way, this is a wonderful system for your business. If you are an employee, send this podcast to your boss. If you are listening outside of Utah, buy Dr. Rachot's book and give it to your doctor and they can possibly reduplicate his medical system. You win, and they win. Listen to the podcast with Dr. Rachot Linkedin articles Medallus Website Employee Benefits
info_outline RebuiltU #35 Exposing truth to keep you from danger 06/29/2016
RebuiltU #35 Exposing truth to keep you from danger People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof, but on the basis of what they find attractive. - Blaise Pascal I've had 2 instances in my life that made me stop and question my beliefs. The first one was when I hurt my back. I was just playing volleyball and instantaneously my back went into a crippling spasm. I spent the whole night on the floor (literally I couldn't get into bed). I was 21 and thought I could do anything. I could do anything, until that day. It was so humbling. Heck, I'd even broken my leg 7 years earlier and that didn't phase me like this back pain. I think it was because I was debilitated. I realized I could be taken down at a moments notice. That chiropractor changed my life forever. I saw scoliosis, I had been accumulating for years and didn't know it. I changed my behavior and I've had adjustments almost weekly ever since. I didn't know what I didn't know. My beliefs about myself, life, and health were completely upended. The other time, I was sitting in a lecture and the speaker was talking about how destructive soy products are. I was drinking soy milk at the time and buying American made tofu. What? My ears perked up because someone was challenging my beliefs. At the break, the guy behind me confirmed what she said with a scholarly tone of voice. After doing my own research, I quit taking soy products of any kind. I'll bet when you think about your life, you can find instances like that where someone melts your mind. Over the last 20 years, "truth" has been a quest of mine. As a chiropractor, I get to see a constant stream of lies and misdirection from the health care "business" industry. The truth can be elusive because your beliefs can create a filter for your mind. I'll give you an example. Where do we see evidence needed most? In a court case, right? Each side, piles up their own facts and a jury or judge makes the call on who's right. Back in 1987, a trial between the chiropractors and the AMA concluded. (The Wilks case) The AMA was guilty of conspiracy against chiropractors. Crazy right. They had a committee with one job, to smear chiropractors. For decades that propaganda hurt people. People still "believe" the propaganda, even though the mountain of evidence says otherwise. So where do your beliefs come from? The first place is your parents, then maybe your friends, and society in general. You might have a church leader thrown in there. Now it starts to get more interesting, i.e...things that Blaise Pascal was talking about in the beginning. Things you find attractive, peaceful, and give you comfort. Are those really good reasons to believe something? Just because triple brownie fudge ice cream makes you feel amazing, is it true that it's good for you? Just because your parents taught you that a certain race of people are evil, does that make it true? Just because heroin can make you feel great, is it true that it must be good for you? How you feel about something isn't a great way to decide if it's true. If you believe something that isn't true, it can kill you. The truth protects you. If you keep shooting heroin into your veins, you'll eventually die. The truth may hurt if you challenge it. If you like standing in the street, sooner or later when a bus hits you, the true pain of physics will be revealed. I have believed many lies over my life. Now, to me, finding truth is an adventure. Here is a way to evaluate something that challenges you. Truth: is true 100% of the time, for all people. Truth is timeless and absolute. Truth exists whether we believe it or not. The earth was still round even when people believed the world was flat. If you feel something is true for you and someone comes along and says they believe the opposite, by simple definition, you both can't be right. You can believe something different from someone else, but you can't have two different truths. Why is this so important? Who cares if things are true or not? Discovering the truth will help protect you in life. If you hold onto false beliefs, you will be lead down many false paths in life. For example, I have "discovered" 100% of patients tested have aluminum in their bodies at a toxic levels, myself included. Now, if someone comes along and shows me one person without it, I should, and will change my belief. Aluminum is a neurotoxin and the primary cause of Alzheimer's. If I believe it's no big deal and harmless then I'll suffer the consequences over time. Pain is another one. Do you believe pain is a signal that something is wrong? Is that true for 100% of normal humans? There are a few people born without pain sensations, but that's not normal. If you just suppress pain and don't investigate the cause you are traveling down a false path. Whether you believe it or not. The truth that pain is a signal is still valid. I sat in on a patient consult once where the lady's arm was completely numb. It didn't work...at all. The other health practitioner asked my opinion on the relevance of chiropractic in this case. She'd already done everything else more extreme, including steroid injections and neck surgery. I did a 5 minute presentation on how releasing the nerve compression might help. She nicely turned me down saying she didn't believe it would help. She was 100% right. I left and 5 minutes after that, the other practitioner dismissed her from the office. Her belief was so strong, she had no chance of getting better. Things to think about this week. 1. Seek the truth in all areas of your life. If you disagree with someone, that might be an opportunity to learn a new truth, or teach one to someone else. 2. People spend a great deal of time, money, and effort to hide the truth. So don't be afraid to challenge them. It could save your life. It makes the truth fun and frustrating. 3. If the people you try to help with XYZ belief, and you care about them, try and get them to agree to the definition of truth. Ie...Use gravity for example, it always works, 100% of the time on earth. Gravity doesn't just work for me and not for you. -Dr. Altman P.S. Silent Soldier day is on the 7th of July. If you know a active military member suffering in silence, have them come to the office Thursday the 7th. It's free to them and they may discover some new truths about health.
info_outline RebuiltU #34 How to crank up your skills at living life. 06/21/2016
RebuiltU #34 How to crank up your skills at living life. The great thing about this job, is that I get to meet a wide variety of people. I think every one has something to teach me. The super healthy and the super sick both offer lessons. A couple of months ago I had someone come in that was "too late", much too late. Advanced neurological destruction and severe liver problems. Those are hard ones, because there is a point of no return for the body. One of my pet projects over the last 20 years has been to find as many ways to prevent problems as I can. I think it's important because it can keep you from jumping the rails and going off course. Yesterday was Fathers Day and I took the day to read, and read, and read some more. I'll admit, I was very lazy. I had some interesting things jump out at me. Health is a nebulous concept, like wisdom. There is no end point to arrive to. But, we definitely know what unhealthy is. That's pretty easy. You have pain. You are over weight. You are chronically tired. You have diabetes. You have XYZ disease. There are more than 10,000 labels of problems I can give a person in the insurance code book. To my knowledge there isn't a code for "healthy." They sure as heck don't pay me to keep you healthy. That's crazy talk. Being healthy is when your Mind, Body, and Soul are at peace with one another. Good health practices have known for thousands of years. You know veggies are good for you and cupcakes aren't, right? The basics aren't hard to understand. It gets tricky in the modern world with man-made problems. The temptations from advertising are everywhere. Your friends will tempt you and the sirens song of sugar is always playing. When I was reading yesterday I came across this from C.S. Lewis. I thought it was a good way of looking at temptations. "No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good. A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try and resist temptation know how strong it is. After all, you find out the strength of the German army by fighting against it, not by giving in. You find out the strength of the wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down. A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later." You might be thinking, "that's all well and good, but I don't know how to exercise, I don't know how to cook, and my spouse isn't on board." In modern society, you'll always encounter roadblocks...always. I have them too. You'll also constantly have temptations. You will fall off the wagon, every one does. The difference will be if you get back on. It's actually good for you to fall off every once in a while. It makes you appreciate the wagon more. Ultimately, you are responsible for you. You are a priority. You are "the" priority. If you are ill, everyone around you suffers. If your spouse refuses to get on board with doing healthy things, then let it be and focus on you. Maybe, slip an extra life insurance policy in there :) You can't force someone to believe something. It won't work no matter how hard you try. Have you ever tried to force some one to believe anything? What happens, they dig their heels in against you. Just like trying to push a dog forward, they resist. Try pushing a string. You can't force people to believe in chiropractic, in organic food, or even God, for that matter. I get the "I don't believe in chiropractic" all the time. That's nice. Can I change that person's mind? Probably not. I actually can, but they have to crash and burn first, then try all other options. Then we run into the problem of "it might be too late." If your spine has old injuries (i.e.. Car accident 30 years ago), you can't exercise or eat your way out of those problems. I've had plenty try. Not happening. Last November's blog post had a great story on this. So how can you help yourself? You can be on the lookout for more skillful living. This is the seeking of wisdom. Wisdom allows you to make better choices. Your life is a reflection of your choices. The sermon I heard on Sunday highlighted four characters you will meet or you may become in a pursuit of wisdom. I see these characters in health care all the time. When I find someone with a lot of wisdom in an area I interview them for the podcast (SLCSAW). The naive: This person lacks experience. It's fine, you know you don't know. Nothing wrong with that. It's actually an intelligent place to be. We are all there at sometime. You can't know everything about everything. This is a proactive mindset because you are aware. The fool: knows right from wrong but doesn't care. You know smoking or fast food is bad for you, but you continue to believe nothing bad will come from it. You can get here by accident because there are often no immediate consequences. This is a reactive mindset. The mocker: Makes fun of what's right. You can also get here by accident. You run into this mindset with people that are resistant to change. They are tough to be around. They will make fun of people eating organic food or doing anything else healthy. The wise: Knows right from wrong and chooses the best option. You CAN NOT get here by accident. You need to be deliberate in your path. This is the fun part of constant learning. You need to study yourself and others that have gone before you. The first step is to just be aware that learning is a life-long process that never ends. Look within...If you are unhealthy, realize you need to learn more. Remember the naive person is the intelligent person. They recognize they need to change something. I'm learning more about toxic metals every day. Where ever you are on your health journey is perfect for you, as long as you are learning to be better. Look around... If your grandfather is slumped over and in constant pain, and you don't want to end up like that, don't do what he did. If your doctor is overweight, maybe get a second opinion on health advice. If your friends tease you at lunch about eating "health food". They are just mockers and their opinion doesn't count. Wisdom is trying to make the best choice, not the easiest or most popular choice. Would you like more info on what I've learned about proactive health over the past 20 years? -Dr. Altman
info_outline SLCSAW #33 9 Secrets of Energy Production 05/24/2016
SLCSAW #33 9 Secrets of Energy Production 9 Secrets of Energy Production (+Memorial Week Hours) -------Memorial Day / Week Crazy Hours----- -Monday (Memorial Day) -Closed -Tuesday -10-6pm -Wednesday -12-6pm -Thursday -10-12:30pm --------------------------------------------------------- Is energy is in short supply for you? Today, we're not talking about the basics, I'll give you a little more to think about. And...don't even think about an "energy" drink. The shear popularity of these drinks is a indicator of the need for real energy and not stimulants. Just to refresh. The basics of energy are function and nutrition. So look to these and check yourself. If you have these down, then the 9 secrets will kick you up a notch or two. #1. Nutrition. Energy is a fundamental byproduct of food being broken down into the useable form called ATP. ATP is the bodies gas. Think of it like raw oil coming from the ground and being refined to a useable gasoline. If you put bad gas in your car, it'll run poorly. Your body needs good whole foods, not cereal, pasta, donuts, and soda. Processed foods have all the real energy producing nutrients stripped out. #2 Sleep. This is pretty obvious. If you don't sleep, or sleep well, you're pretty tired the next day. #3 Chiropractic. This is one of the first things I noticed getting adjusted. I had more energy. Basically, you have more because you are wasting less. If your muscles are in spasm or 1/2 your body is not working properly, your other half is working overtime. #4 Water. 70% of your body is made of water. It makes you go. The number one cause of afternoon fatigue is lack of water. You don't need a $3 "energy" drink. #5 Rest. You do need to give your body time to heal and recuperate. If you owned a million dollar race horse, would you keep training it until it collapses? Ok...so you have those down. Pretty basic, and you should be doing those without much effort. But, life happens. Sometimes you need to dig a little deeper and try and find the smaller problems. These can come over a lifetime of stress, toxicity, etc. -------Memorial Day / Week Crazy Hours----- -Monday (Memorial Day) -Closed -Tuesday -10-6pm -Wednesday -12-6pm -Thursday -10-12:30pm --------------------------------------------------------- The secrets #1 Adrenal fatigue. I've had 2 rounds of this. One was bad enough I couldn't get out of bed after 10 snooze alarms. The easy warning signs are fatigue, getting dizzy when standing, and not being able to get up in the morning. This is primarily a lifestyle issue. Just stop being busy. It's hard, but necessary. #2 Thyroid issues. This can have a myriad of sources, but for today, we'll stick to low iodine levels. For one, people don't eat enough natural sources, i.e...things from the sea. Secondarily, people often eat or drink too many iodine blockers. Those would be things with chlorine, fluorine, and bromine. Municipal water and bread are probably the biggest contributors. #3 B vitamins. These are a real common deficiency. They are one of the first vitamins ripped out of food after processing. Also, synthetic versions are often sprayed back on the "food". We do a simple, cheap test. We just give a patient one tablet of Cataplex B from Standard Process / hour and if the patient picks up and feels better, there's likely a nutritional problem. #4 Minerals. magnesium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, iodine are the big players here. It takes a bit more testing to figure these out. Hair analysis and a urine test will do quite nicely to get a handle on these. One thing I've learned over the last few years of testing, is that most people are fairly low in minerals. If you have grey hair you should check on these. #5 Mitochondria damage. These are your energy powerhouses inside of your cells. They make the ATP your body runs on, but like any factory they can be shut down. Toxins, inflammation, infections, nutritional deficiencies and low thyroid function are all capable of making you tired. Eating whole foods and detoxing daily will help this a lot. #6 Lipoic acid. Common place to find this is in Cruciferous vegetables. Brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower, broccoli are the most common. #7 CoQ10- Gateway to Energy, primarily something called the electron transport chain (ETC). The ETC is the most efficient was to create energy. It's 16x better than just burning sugar. When your body can make energy with the ETC, you are rockin. The best sources are fatty fish, beef and chicken. You can get some from veggies and nuts, but not near the same concentration. Plus, CoQ10 needs fat for absorption. If you are on a low-fat vegetarian diet, you might be tired because of this. Also, cholesterol drugs block this from working. #8 Medium chain fatty acids. The BEST and easiest source is coconut oil. These go right into the Electron transport chain to make the most energy for you. If you aren't using coconut oil in your cooking or smoothies, you are missing out. This is 16x more efficient than eating sugar. #9 Essential amino acids. They are called essential for a reason, you need them. If you cook all your food, you could be low in these. Let's say you are a car manufacturer, except someone forgot to order ignition systems. You'll have the most beautiful car that can't start. Amino acids can act like that. Eat more raw foods. Also, if you have trouble sleeping, this may be a problem and taking them as a supplement may help. We use Protefood from Standard Process. Modern life is stressful, busy, and tiring. If you don't take active steps to take care of yourself, you'll eventually get beat down. -Dr. Altman -------Memorial Day / Week Crazy Hours----- -Monday (Memorial Day) -Closed -Tuesday -10-6pm -Wednesday -12-6pm -Thursday -10-12:30pm --------------------------------------------------------- Schedule https://www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/DDA9FL
info_outline SLCSAW #32 How much exercise is good for you? 05/12/2016
SLCSAW #32 How much exercise is good for you? This is a fun, quick episode. This is really and episode to get you moving. With today's topic, I'm going to give you some insider perspective. I see all aspects of health every week. Some people are struggling to rebuild their bodies and some are setting new records for strength. Talk to any doctor and they'll ask about your exercise and tell you it's good for you and you might even need more. What if you didn't exercise for a year? Did your heart just stop? Would you be relieved? Ask yourself this... What do you ultimately want from exercise? Do you want to be healthier? -Great, exercise can usually do that. Do you want to look better? -Exercise might help, you might need something else. Feel better? -Exercise might help, you might need something else. Lose weight? -Exercise is definitely the slowest way to do this. Maintain your strength? -Exercise is your ticket. Gain strength? -Gotta go with exercise again. (Really just free weights are the way to go) Yes, I realize body weight works for a while. Do you want more endurance? Do you want some competition? Do you want a challenge? I normally try and give you something useful to do and think about at the beginning of the week, but this has proven to be a very large topic. We can all agree that you need some level of activity every day. I prefer that you be active. You don't need to join a gym for basic levels of healthy activity. Get out and walk, run, garden, do yoga, chase your dog, anything that gets you moving. If you have a sedentary job and lifestyle then this is where to start. Get out, and get moving. Life is about movement: your blood, your muscles, your lymph, your spine. If you don't move a muscle for a month, it dies off. If a joint in your spine doesn't move, it dies. If you've seen bone spurs on an X-ray, that's spinal death. If you are already exercising, great, keep it up. Now ponder if what you are doing actually matters. The body is a system. It works together and is meant to be trained that way. How many times (sarcasm is coming) do you curl your hamstring at your job? Do bicep curls help you work around the house? My point is... If the body works as a unit, don't try and train it in parts. You could think of it like this, exercise to be useful. Probably the worst thing to happen to exercise is the invention of nautilus machines. If you are stuck doing machine based training, start working your way out of that. It just sets you up for future injuries, and muscle imbalances. It helps give you "show muscle" but not "go muscle". This is the last type, and by far the trickiest. If you love to exercise and it is a large part of your life, slow down and read this section. Let me tell you the story of Jill. She shows up in the office one day with her 2 kids and with her husband. Her husband was the patient, not her. Her hubby mentions that she has back pain, while I'm adjusting him. So after some casual conversation I come to learn that she has pain so bad she can't even sit at the dinner table with her family. Are you kidding me! She had just adapted her life and "pain" became her norm, so much so, that she didn't even think it was abnormal not to "sit" at dinner. Her perception of life and pain was way out of balance. Come to find out, she's also exercising 2 hours a day to make herself feel better. She's using exercise to combat pain and loss of energy. You might be thinking "what's wrong with that?" Sounds like a good plan, right? Exercise is stimulating, fun, and makes you feel good, but it can be used as a crutch. Here's how you tell. If you stop exercising for 3-7 days and you feel depressed, tired, or more aches and pains. That's who you really are. If you are a hard core exerciser and keep finding that you are doing more and more exercise, you are living off the narcotic-like effect of the stimulation. You can get away with that for awhile because you have reserves of minerals to draw upon. It's a very interesting phenomenon. As the reserves deplete, your natural ability to produce energy declines. The energy loss, starts to change your brain and numbs it, so you can still function. You actually start having perception problems. Just like Jill. She had no idea how bad she was. You can feel healthy, but your not. Let me give you an example...me. I was working out, hard, in 2014. The kind of workouts that end in laying on the floor, gasping for air. Sometimes I really dislike being the Guinea pig. So, in the fall of 2014 I did a tissue mineral analysis. Here is what the lab told me. Basically, I felt really good, but I was burning through minerals at an accelerated rate. If I kept going, I was going to be in trouble. What kind of trouble? Well, everything you do, your life, is revolving around your ability to make energy. Do you know why most people succumb to cancer? They run out of energy. Energy and the lack of energy should be taken very seriously. If you've read this far, I'm going to give you a real gem. There is one easy, easy way to tell if you are in trouble. Whether you feel good or not. Remember exercise and other stimulants can trick you. If you have grey hair, you are running low on energy. There is much more science behind that, but that's a whole other email. Summary for you. Exercise is good for you, but maybe this will help make it better. 1. If you are doing nothing, get out and be active. 2. If you are active, do something useful. 3. If you are dependent on exercise, stop for 7 days. See who you really are. P.S. If you do have grey hair, you should get a hair analysis done. It's the best way to look at minerals.
info_outline SLCSAW #31 Decrease parenting stress with Pastor Paul Robie 04/20/2016
SLCSAW #31 Decrease parenting stress with Pastor Paul Robie I have 2 teenagers and I am fully aware of the increase in stress. Being a parent could be one of the most stressful things in life, especially now. Todays guest will impart 35 years of wisdom on parenting and as a pastor he sees all manners of family dysfunction. If you improve your skills as a parent, your life will be much less stressful. As a chiropractor for nearly 2 decades, I can tell you stress is one of the primary causes of poor health. So when I hear patients saying their kids are killing them, they are actually speaking the truth. If you get a lot out of this interview, you can get hours of more free info on his churches website. Smccutah.org
info_outline SLCSAW #30 Detox the right way 04/07/2016
SLCSAW #30 Detox the right way Just do a little today and every day. Would you rather fill your house up with garbage and take it out once a year? Or Would you rather take it out daily? If you answered with number one, I think we can get you on a guest appearance of "hoarders". Many people actually never take the garbage out...of their bodies that is. Your body has the ability to take the garbage out with it's own detoxification mechanisms. But, it needs certain nutrients to do that. Popcorn and chips don't qualify. If you've never done a detox program or do something to improve your liver daily, this is for you. Ideally, helping your liver daily is the best thing you can do. Why? We are surrounded by a toxic soup. Toxins rain down from the sky, are in the water, and on the food you eat. You can not escape them no matter how hard you try. No matter if you live in a cave in the mountains. If you don't believe me, we can get you tested for about $250. National geographic paid more than $10,000 to have a journalist tested for everything they could. Many health practitioners will advocate a yearly cleanse. That's fine we do that too. But, daily is best with a yearly to deep clean. Kind of like spring cleaning. The house just feels better. If you want to spring clean your body, you can read more about that here. http://traffic.libsyn.com/slcsaw/Patient-Purification-Program-Guide.pdf What you do daily will matter over time. #1 Eat clean. Organic would be best. #2 I take Livaplex from Standard Process to feed the liver lots of good things daily. The liver needs certain nutrients to clean. #3 Increase your Glutathione. That's the most powerful detoxifying enzyme available. It's mainly made from Palmitic acid. So where do you get that? Meats, butter, and palm oil are good sources. If good, clean saturated fats scare you, we should talk more in the office. #4 Kale and Brussels sprouts also supply some of the other components your liver likes. This is a short list, but a good, easy list. The main thing to notice is that whole foods make your body happy. Just don't make it a high grain diet, that'll back fire on you. Enjoy an organic salad with a grass-fed steak tonight :)
info_outline SLCSAW #29 Major Accidents and what to do 03/31/2016
SLCSAW #29 Major Accidents and what to do What happens when Dr. Altman's date night turns into a nightmare? I was sitting in a restaurant with my wife having a nice date night 6 weeks ago. We got a phone call that instantly altered our life. You think bad things will never happen, until they do. It was loud in the restaurant so we didn't hear the phone in time and just got the voice mail from my son. "Hey, Grace (my daughter) was in a ski accident and broke her leg"...CLICK. Of course calling him back didn't work. As a parent, having one of your kids seriously hurt is one of the worst feelings. Then having to wait...and wait...and wait for news is like the air being sucked out of the room. The ski patrol called me back and told me she broke her femur and would likely need surgery. What !!! My nightmare kept getting worse. So my evening started on a date and 5 hours later, we were in a deserted waiting room at 12:30am while my daughter was in surgery. Life has so many twists and turns. When people hear "femur fracture", the cringe face always shows up. People know inherently it's one of the most painful things you can have as a human being. So what do you do? Now, I have a teenage daughter with a major bone break, surgery, and almost toddler-like dependence. #1 I'm thankful it wasn't worse. #2 I'm thankful for the countless people who helped her. #3 I'm thinking, how fast can she get back to normal. The ripple-effect is incredible. Accidents happen every day. Heck, every day in Salt Lake there is a car accident. I saw a video yesterday of a car falling off a parking garage onto the sidewalk. Unbelievably, no one was hurt. You just never know. So what does it take to heal? #1 Time #2 Raw materials (nutrition, nutrition, nutrition) #3 Rest #4 Maximal coordination of healing (proper nervous system function) Each injury and tissue heals at a different rate. Bones heal faster than tendons and ligaments. This is one of the reasons people in car accidents take longer to heal, they mostly have ligament injuries. Even if you cut your hand, you'll still have a scab for 3 weeks. What you're like before an injury and how you eat after makes a big difference. If you are healthy and robust before an injury, you'll be back in short order. If you are sick and frail, it'll take forever to heal. Your body needs vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc. to rebuild tissue. There is no short cut to this. You can't build a house without raw materials. What you eat and the supplements you take matter. Medications don't do that. If your medication list is longer than your supplement list, you may want to rethink how you are doing things. Rest is critical. There is a reason they cast broken bones. If you break your leg, it would be illogical to sign up and try and run a 5k race. People do this all the time with low back injuries. The moment they feel better, they want to garden or exercise. Injured tissues can be used, but shouldn't be overly stressed. So, my daughter is going to start walking this week, not running. I see a huge advantage for patients getting adjusted. My daughter has been getting adjusted since the day she was born. The first day she got home her spine was a mess, from the crash, from surgery, from being confined to a bed, from crutches. Your nervous system controls everything happening in your body, everything. That control is influenced by the health of your spine. If your spine is out of alignment, injured, irritated, or degenerated from neglect, it can adversely affect your nervous system. You can't exercise or stretch this out. If you are taking pain killers, you definitely won't feel problems. Let's say the tires on your car are out of alignment, does your car still roll down the street? Of course it does. Can you drive your car back into alignment? Of course not. The longer you leave the alignment out, the faster the tires wear out. Right? So, does the performance, traction, and safety of your vehicle improve over time, or degrade? Seems obvious, but the same thing happens to your spine and nervous system. If you want to heal fast and well, you need the coordinator of your body working well. You won't hear that from other doctor's, but I'm telling it's 100% true. I've seen it for 2 decades and lived it. I wrote this email for a few reasons. For one, I want you to learn a bit more about healing and to understand that it can be faster and better. Two, I want you to think about accidents. For most people, insurance is fairly useless now-a-days, unless you're in an accident. Couple things to think about, raise your auto accident coverage, in Utah it's called PIP, and look into getting an Aflac policy. It's not amazing, but it helps. The auto accidents are much more likely to happen. Too many people suffer, and don't seek care because they are worried about bills. The Aflac helps pay. Third, this is a fairly stripped down version of my last 6 weeks. I think there is a lot to learn. To give you an example, my daughter was taking 16 supplements, 3 medications, and broth. She was off pain killers in 3 weeks. We had to have a white board to keep it all straight. I would consider this an advanced health care lesson. I want to give you the opportunity to learn more. I'm not sharing the details with the general public, so it won't be in the emails, the blog, or the podcast. If this is interesting to you, you'll be able to learn more from our private Facebook group. You can get access by signing up for any of the classes at Rebuilthealth.com You'll get an email with an invite. Why? Well, if you aren't doing the basics, the advanced stuff really won't matter. If you are signed up for classes and are not in the Facebook group, let me know. You may have signed up before the automatic invites started. I can send you an invite or get you into an alternative option :) Have a great week. -Dr. Altman
info_outline SLCSAW #28 One habit... healthy people have that others do not. 03/21/2016
SLCSAW #28 One habit... healthy people have that others do not. "A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit." Desiderius Erasmus I was riding the train in to the office last week and I listened to this profound podcast. This particular podcast was by a business coach, who has been helping teach for more than 40 years. He said there is only one thing that separates success. It's your habits We've talked about this many times, but I think it is so important to getting healthier and then maintaining that. If you've ever done a "diet" and lost weight, then gained it all back, probably more too, then your habits weren't changed. If you've done a boot camp fitness program, lost weight then proceeded to go back to your old ways, then you really haven't changed. If you even go to the chiropractor, feel better, then quit going for a few months and your symptoms return, you haven't changed your habits. If you start an exercise program and get derailed easily, then it isn't part of your regular routine. That habit hasn't stuck. We could go on for a while, and if you pick a problem and you still have it, your habits need some tweaking. Not your will power, not your discipline, your habits. A person can be morbidly obese and want to lose weight and you can blame them for having no willpower or discipline, but that's not true. When times are stressful they have a habit of reaching for snack cakes and diet soda, instead of carrot sticks and celery. They may actually have tremendous willpower to seek out sweets in the grocery store. The willpower is just misguided with bad habits. The underlying problems still remains...the habits. What if you really want to change something? We are now into spring. Summer is right around the corner. Do you want more energy? Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to be stronger? Have you failed in the past? If you have then you didn't follow this formula. You won't change a habit and make a breakthrough unless you flow through these. #1 commitment #2 courage #3 capability #4 confidence - feels really good Commitment always comes first. You can't gain new skills unless you commit to doing that. If you follow the 10,000 hour rule to get very good at something, you'll quit long before that if you aren't committed. Courage feels awful. You've committed yourself but don't have results yet. This is the hardest stage because it isn't fun. If you decide you are going to change your diet, it isn't fun at first. Junk food is engineered to taste amazing. They use chemicals to alter your sense of taste. You won't see results right away. If you have a problem in your spine and it's been building for years, it isn't fun fixing it. The benefits of fixing it far outweigh the consequences of letting it go. You won't see results right away, especially if there are decades of damage. When I was 20 I had a big scoliosis. Now, it's all gone. I've potentially added 10-20 years to my life and saved untold misery. I've seen a patient die at 59 of complications from scoliosis. She let it go. Capability is now needed. This is the fun part for me. I like learning. You need skills. This is why I wrote the class series Rebuilthealth.com. Part one is just the basics. But, like starting with commitment, they are important to your overall success, and most people don't do them. Years ago, it took my wife and I about a year to switch our diet. Confidence in your new skills or health or fitness or whatever is the end result. You are now the master of that skill and your habits are rebuilt to support that skill. Once you do them long enough, donuts won't tempt you, and soda has no power over you. What habits do you want to change?
info_outline SLCSAW #27 Eliminate negative emotions holding you back 12/05/2015
SLCSAW #27 Eliminate negative emotions holding you back This post is very time sensitive only because the last free class (from today’s guest) of the year is Tuesday Dec. 8th. Since this is an interview, listening to it will be much better. It’s in iTunes under SLCSAW #27 Eliminate negative emotions. Today I have a very special surprise guest for you. This is William Wood. He has a very unique talent, and there is something that I think you guys will benefit from a lot. He teaches some very special classes, and he has some free classes for you that will help you with emotions. I just got done talking to him, and he’s got some very powerful insights for you, your future, and your health. So, I’m just going to let him talk a little bit more about what he does. William Wood: Hey, thanks for having me on the show today. I am a certified hypnotherapist, and what I do for a living is I help people with their mind and their heart. My main job is to help you get your mind set- right, so that you can achieve your goal, so that you can lose weight, so that you can feel good about your life- and whether you’re working on losing weight, whether you’re working on kicking an old habit, whether you’re working on something that really drives you- whether it’s a relationship goal, or a financial goal, or some kind of personal goal to take your life to the next level. I help you get your heart right, I help you get your head right. This whole interview, which is awesome, is online at SLCSAW.com Plus all of William's contact info
info_outline SLCSAW #26 Aluminum Toxicity Part 2: Why Alzheimer's Will Affect You 12/01/2015
SLCSAW #26 Aluminum Toxicity Part 2: Why Alzheimer's Will Affect You It's often said physically and metaphorically that to combat darkness you need just the smallest amount of light. Last month, I was mad to hear about the DARK act. Deny Americans the Right to Know. Once I got a glimmer of knowledge about it, I was mad and taking action. So were many patients. Last week, I showed you why you can't avoid heavy metal toxicity, especially aluminum. Today, my intent is to shine a little light under your door and show you things happening right in front of you. So here is my major concern for myself and for you. Aluminum is a neurotoxin and it can accumulate in your brain. This study took nanoparticles of heavy metals in the air and exposed rats to them and watched where the metals accumulated. Results: Aluminum- Brain Lead- liver, lung, brain Arsenic- "prominently" in the brain and blood Cadmium- no specific organs So take a wild guess at which disease is a destruction of your brain? It's also running rampant and increasing every year. There is no "known" cause. There is no cure. If you guessed Alzheimer's or dementia you win. Now, before you go crazy, let me share with you that there are potentially multiple causes and aluminum has been extensively studied. Full Article: SLCSAW.com
info_outline SLCSAW #25 Why you can’t avoid heavy metal toxicity 12/01/2015
SLCSAW #25 Why you can’t avoid heavy metal toxicity Maybe, the most important article I’ve ever written. I’m dead serious. It certainly has taken me the longest, and by that I mean, it’s been 1 year in the making. This article has been the culmination of one years worth of work on MYSELF. But in actuality this article has been brewing for 14 years. Do NOT take this lightly, like I did that many years ago. I’ve been in practice 17+ years and in that time the world and healthcare has changed a lot. What would you say if I told you, I could do a lab test on you, and I could guarantee you’d fail? I have 100% of patients with this problem. No one has ever passed. Not even ME. Now, what if I told you that same test could reveal a major risk factor for a disease with NO cure, none. 1 out of 9 of us will get this disease and the rates double about every 5 years. The one and only solution is to try and prevent it. Would you want to know that? That question will separate the healthy from the sick. If you are overwhelmed by that possibility of knowledge, it’s best to stop reading now, because your life will never be the same by the end. Health is a blessing, ask any one who’s lost it. I’m afraid every year it becomes more work and the people in charge are working very hard to take it from you. The only way for you to make a difference is to take responsibility for you. You are the only one who can. Back in September, I talked about toxicity and the importance of dealing with it on a daily basis and if you’ve never done that, you should do the purification program, now or next January. I have purposely avoided talking about heavy metal toxicity because I had to wait until October to get my last test results back. I was like a kid waiting for Christmas morning, nervous and excite all at once. Was it going to be better, or was it going to be worse? So… what are toxic heavy metals? Full article
info_outline SLCSAW #24 Vanity Quiz..Even Cosmo wouldn't do this one 11/11/2015
SLCSAW #24 Vanity Quiz..Even Cosmo wouldn't do this one The vanity quiz...Even Cosmo won't print this one. Keep track of your score 0=never 10=always 1. How many selfies on your social media? 0-10+ 2. Do you consider spray tan a BFF? 0-10 3. Would you be OK with looking AMAZING, but you have to feel like roadkill? 0-10 4. Do you look to cosmetics to change the appearance of your skin? 0-10 5. Do you forget to look at ingredients labels of Bathroom products? 0-10 6. Do you use perfumes to smell "pretty"? 0-10 0-19: You can skip to the end and start shopping online at Thrive Market. 20-39: You will want to skip to the end and go to the online cosmetic checkers. These are the best databases for info on toxicity. The FDA is worthless in this arena. 40-60: Keep reading. What's the largest organ in your body? Ding...Ding...Ding...Correct, your skin. This is an area most often over looked by nearly everyone. You are going to learn a lot about toxicity over the next few months so lets start big. If you are eating organic (good job), and cooking your own whole food meals (once again, good job), are you still using commercial lotions, shampoos, cosmetics, spray tans, lipsticks? If yes, then you're doing it wrong. You're poisoning the largest organ you have every day. Most of these cosmetics go right through your skin and into your body. Use the links at the end to check yours. The most common side-effects listed? Hormone problems...Nearly EVERY woman has these. Cancer...1/3 Women will have this. The FDA has zero power or influence to change this. You have to take back your health. For example: mascara is still allowed to contain mercury. Are you kidding me! Hair straighteners are allowed to contain formaldehyde. Hello, cancer. Read more here http://www.ewg.org/research/exposing-cosmetics-cover/true-horror-stories-of-cosmetic-dangers I know this from personal experience with a patient. We did hormone testing with her and the numbers were off the charts. She ate organic and had a pretty clean life, so I called the lab. They asked for a sample of her lotions and cosmetics and were kind enough to test them. Sure enough, they were all laced with hormones. No joke, they aren't labeled. That was 10 years ago. The makers have free reign to put nearly anything in there under the label of fragrance. A few years ago I posted a picture on facebook from across the street on a bridge I was standing on of Abercrombie and Fitch. I could smell the store from up there. These are potent chemicals. When women wear perfumes in the office, it always rubs off on my hands if I adjust their necks. It generally takes 4-5 hand washings over the next few hours to get the smell off. Here's what I tell my kids. If you wear a perfume or a cologne you will instantly turn-off or offend 1/2 the people in your vicinity. That means if you go in for a job interview, you just decreased your odds by 50%. If you smell like nothing but a clean human, you won't offend anyone. If you do nothing else today, stop wearing perfume. You'll be instantly 50% more popular. I can already hear the moans. "What am I going to wear, or use for lotion, or wash my face with?" Start learning...that's the best way to make better choices. Look here at the major ingredients. http://www.safecosmetics.org/get-the-facts/chemicals-of-concern/ So you aren't likely to change things over night. I get that. But, please be aware that you are exposed to toxins DAILY. So do something daily to combat that. #1 Eat more cruciferous veggies and greens (Kale, Brussels sprouts, Broccoli) #2 Re-read my article in March about daily detoxing. I take the product LIVAPLEX from Standard Process daily. You have to be taking care of your liver daily. http://slcsaw.com/detox-easier-than-ever-with-livaplex/ #3 Start thinking about doing the Purification Program in January. It'll be on sale again. You can lose more weight and do yourself more good in January with that, than any gym membership. http://healthyweightlosspurificationprogram.gr8.com Cosmetic checkers http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ http://www.safecosmetics.org Buying options https://thrivemarket.com Whole Foods Trader Joes Natural Grocers ============ Hours downtown Mon. 10-6 Thurs. 10-6 Friday 10-1 Sat. 10-11:30 Schedule SLCSAW.com ============= P.S. I rarely sign petitions, but you should look at this very seriously. Tell the Senate: Stop the DARK Act! Rep. Mike Pompeo's (R-Kans) Deny Americans the Right to Know – or DARK – Act was recently passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. If Big Food gets its way and the DARK Act passes the Senate next, the fight for GMO labeling is OVER. There will be no second chances. We need a supernova of opposition right now to protect our right to know what we're eating and defeat this bill! http://action.ewg.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=2162&tag=2015DARKSenSDHP
info_outline SLCSAW #22 Even the super healthy need to watch their backs 10/05/2015
SLCSAW #22 Even the super healthy need to watch their backs She does yoga, exercises almost daily, she eats better than you do, lectures on health to 1000's of people, she's written a book on health, all doctor's should read. Heck, I even contributed to the book. She runs a health food store. She's spent most of her life dedicated to health and helping others when no one else will. This lady may be one of the healthiest ladies in the Salt Lake Valley. What can be wrong? She has a severely degenerative spine and she suffers from a common human trait, procrastination and a little bad luck. Oh, yeah I forgot, she doesn't have any pain...until I touch one spot on her spine. So walking around she feels great. But, she knew chiropractic can improve health, so she has been going for years and years. Now, you might be thinking, why the heck didn't a lot of chiropractic adjustments help, or the yoga, or the exercise, or the rockin' diet? Actually, I'm pretty sure they did. I think she'd be in very serious trouble and possibly in a wheelchair if she hadn't. That's how severe some of the degeneration is. Let me back up, You're probably thinking, "what's so bad?" When degeneration happens the nervous system itself is affected and that can alter the function of any part of your body at the other end. Think, your organs, your hands, your feet, your brain, etc. Back in the 1920's a medical doctor (Dr. Harry Windsor) studied 50 cadavers "to determine whether any connection existed between minor curvatures of the spine, on the one hand, and diseased organs on the other." In these 50 cadavers there were 139 diseased organs. He traced 128 of those diseased organs to a curve in the spine, directly. So what went wrong? This one time being health conscious hurt her. She didn't want xrays. I don't really blame her, the radiation isn't good for you. I could tell there was something wrong, and over a year ago asked her to get some xrays to see what was going on. There are times the benefits outweight the risks. Guess what...she finally got them done. (with a little extra pressure :) I now knew why she could never get better and her spine was wearing out at an accelerated rate. She was born with a nearly 2cm short leg. Her whole pelvis was dropping to one side. Her spine is sitting on a slant and has no chance of EVER being straight, unless she wears a heal lift. That's why yoga, exercise, or chiropractic could never fully fix it. This would be like if your new neighborhood hired the crappiest cement contractor and when they put in your sidewalks they all sloped to the right 2 inches. It would be annoying to walk on. or... This is like driving your car on misaligned tires FOREVER. You would be mad that you have to replace your tires every year, but you CAN replace your tires. Your spine is not replaceable. This is continued online, the xrays are worth seeing. There's much more on our blog SLCSAW.com
info_outline SLCSAW #21 Healthy Weight Loss: Part 3 09/23/2015
SLCSAW #21 Healthy Weight Loss: Part 3 The point of today's class is to highlight some of those lesser known things that can interfere with your ability to lose weight, or maintain your homeostasis (body balance). Dysfunctions of the body aren’t always obvious. Have you ever heard of someone with thyroid problems? They most likely have a lower metabolism because of it. It makes it hard to lose weight. The nerves that go to the thyroid come out of the neck. Hmmm. Now, thyroid problems could be also be from iodine depletion, adrenal fatigue, soy consumption, tap water, common tooth paste, eating bread can drop thyroid output, and dieting too much and resticting your calories too hard. You may have just read that last paragraph and thought, “what are you talking about?” toothpaste? water? soy? Healthy metabolism and healthy weight is a reflection of lifestyle. Quick fix celebrity trainer diets don’t work in the long run. If you’ve neglected your body for 20 years, it’s going to take you some time to recover it and hard work. What I want you to learn is an all around healthier lifestyle. If you are this far along, I’m proud of you, you’re interested in learning. In the last email I wanted you to write down some emotional scars, basically negative talk. If you speak to yourself or about yourself poorly, you will sabotage any efforts you try and make. You could spend a ton of money on psychotherapy, but try some EFT (emotional freedom technique) first. This site has a good lay out that will help you with the basics, just scroll down to the bottom. It dove tails nicely with what I was saying about the nervous system. If your brain is working against you, you’ll never succeed. You can start with that everyday. So lets say you are an emotional rockstar. Where else can weight be hanging on? Take a quick look at this list. Figure out the percentage of problems. ==== This is a good time to head over to the blog post, because it has a good graphic of hormone problems.
info_outline SLCSAW #20 Healthy Weight Loss: Part 2 09/09/2015
SLCSAW #20 Healthy Weight Loss: Part 2 In part 1 of Weight Loss we talked about the basic fundamental that "you can't out exercise a bad diet." After that email, I got a reply from an old patient from Minnesota. She was kind enough to let me share it. "Hey Doc! How’s it going? I enjoyed this article and what I find even more surprising is that as much as you tell people that you should do more weight training if you want to see results, 90% of the people will still kill themselves on step machines, treadmills and ellipticals. You can also tell them what to eat but if they are not specifically training for a purpose – something they have for a goal, they will never stick to that diet. It’s exactly what it took me to be serious about what was going in my mouth. It’s all about clean eating and weight training. Not Jenny Craig, not trive, Not Isagenix or whatever it’s called, just the all natural eat what you should be eating that wasn’t created by some company to force your body to drop the pounds. Just saying…I’m off my soap box now. Hope you’re doing well!" She hit a couple of key points. #1 Free weight training is better than anything else when you are trying for a fitness or strength goal. I've only joined one gym in my life and there wasn't a treadmill in site. Weight lifting can be helpful in losing weight by increasing insulin sensitivity, not burning calories. That's why it's the best exercise for diabetics. Weight training isn't the focus of this series because we have to start with basics. #2 Real weight loss isn't about a fad or a trend. It is a lifestyle. #3 You need a goal, a reason, a burning desire to make a change. Because, being healthy is work. Don't let any one tell you they have a hack, or a short cut. Most people need to learn a whole new way of living, so you need a reason big enough to get you through the rough times. You can take a pill to force your body to lose weight, heck, you can take steroids. But, there are bad consequences waiting on the other side. Most "weight loss pills" are adrenal stimulants and there is a world of trouble waiting a few years down the road by doing that. I hope you have your goal from last week. You can't just say, I want to lose weight. That won't work. You need the kind of motivation a bride has a month before her wedding. If you are one of the lucky ones that can exercise and drop weight, this isn't so much for you unless... If you stop exercising and your weight starts to go up. There will likely be a day that exercise ceases to work so well. Today, of all days, I was listening to a podcast from one of the top trainers in America. She is now over 40 and has 7 lbs. to lose for a video shoot and is stressed about how hard that is going to be. She eats pretty good from listening to her, so there must be more going on. Full Article SLCSAW.com