Nutritional/Diet and Lifestyle Advice
We are dedicated to helping you live at your highest level of wellness. Our mission statement is “to love, serve and empower all people to create abundant health naturally; creating the highest quality of life”. We help you create this “highest quality of life” by:
1. Gentle adjustments to your spine, and gentle specific pressing of your acupressure points, and other gentle methods listed on the “About us Page” on our website.
2. We help empower you to make wise nutritional, diet and lifestyle choices. We invite you to take full advantage of the many ways we offer to you, at no charge, to create a wellness lifestyle. These lifestyle choice improvements are not a substitute for the most important health enhancement method of getting your spine adjusted and receiving specific acupressure from us. Our lifestyle advice is an adjunct to spinal and acupressure care. Our nutritional, diet, and lifestyle advice can be received from us through the following free offerings.
A. Our book
B. Outside “Natural Strategies” classes given to the public
C. In house talks
E. Ask us questions
F. 2 week Health Rejuvenation and Health Boosting program
G. Self-Help specific exercises
H. Lending Library
A. Our Book: Natural Possibilities for a Healthy Life
At your initial consultation and examination, every new patient receives this book as a gift from us. It is our pleasure to introduce you to natural possibilities for a healthy life. In this book you will learn a number of ways you may help yourself to become and stay healthy naturally. There are chapters in this book on Hormones, the Nervous System, Musculoskeletal problems, Allergies, Stress, Weight Loss, and more. Read the whole book or pick out the chapters that interest you. It is our hope that these pages will illuminate for you, how your body may get unbalanced and ill health may occur and how it may be restored through natural means. We also hope that these pages help you to gain a deep appreciation for the amazing natural inborn ability of the body to heal when we naturally remove the interference that blocks the full working of your inner health force. Most of all, we hope you gain a determination to not settle for ill health and disease as your fate or destiny. Instead we hope you embrace the healing potential inside you and actively seek natural ways to enhance your health and to live in vitality.
B. Outside “Natural Strategies” classes given to the public.
For over 20 years we have helped thousands of Bay Area residents greatly improve their health through “Natural Strategies” classes. Both Dr. Allen D.C. and Dr. Sharon D.C. were high school teachers before they become chiropractors and they love to teach you how to create abundant health naturally. They have given over 600 of these public talks. The Drs. Give “Natural Strategies” talks for the following health concerns: Sluggish Thyroid, Sugar Balance, Allergies, Asthma and Sinusitis, Weight loss, Digestive problems, Back pain, Women’s hormone problems, and a talk entitled “Healthy to 100″. These in depth classes give you self help measures you can immediately implement into your daily life. We give these classes at Cupertino and Los Gatos Adult ED, Deanza College, Whole Foods Markets, East West Bookstore, YMCA locations and corporate lunch and learn programs. As a patient at our office, you are invited to attend these classes and we will reserve you a spot upon your request. You can find the schedule for these classes under the “Learn” and “News” sections of our website
C. In House Talks
We have set up two health talks in our health center for patients who have started care at our office or as an introduction to someone who has not yet taken care with us. These talks will help new patients get the most out of care at our health center and will help all attendees learn how they can create abundant health through the course of their lives through wise choices. The classes teach you how to choose more positive survival values for yourself. The #1 and #2 classes are each given once a month on a Tuesday evening from 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm.
We have info handouts in our health center on many health topics printed up and available to you. Examples of some of these health handouts are: Best Sources of Calcium, List of MSG in Packaged goods, foods to help high blood pressure, stress reduction exercises, healthy house cleaning products, etc. We will happily give you these other handouts based on your health needs.
E. We wish to be a natural health resources for you.
If you have a question ask us. We will be happy to answer it on the spot or research it and get back to you as soon as possible.
F. Two week health rejuvenation and health boosting program.
Besides receiving gentle chiropractic adjustments and specific acupressure at our office, many patients opt to also do a two week, three step powerful jump-start health rejuvenation and health boost for their overall health. Patients who are interested in this program can opt to do this program at any time during their care at our office. It consists of three steps:
1. Patients go on a specific diet for 2-2 ½ weeks. This is not a calorie limiting diet. The purpose of this diet is to avoid foods that promote yeast growth in the intestines. We give you a handout that tells you exactly which foods to eat and not eat during the two weeks.
2. Rubbing and tapping specific acupressure points including specific large intestine acupressure points.
3. Taking a specific probiotic powdered supplement that consists of live “Good” bacteria to replenish the intestines.
Patients doing this program often report improvements in health areas such as: increased energy, loss of sugar cravings, weight loss, allergy improvements, digestive improvement including acid reflex, skin concern improvements, sinus improvement, blood sugar and blood pressure balance, and balanced mood and emotions, to name a few of the many changes reported.
The theory behind this program has to do with the importance of having balance within the intestines. The theory is as follows: there are “Good” bacteria that are supportive to our health and “Bad” bacteria which are not supportive to our health are both in our intestines. In a healthy person the good bacteria and bad bacteria are in balance with each other. When they are in balance with each other, a third resident of the intestines, yeast, is kept at a low level. When a person takes antibiotics it kills off the bad bacteria, and it also kills off some of the good bacteria and the delicate balance in the intestines is disturbed. In these now imbalanced intestines, the yeast growth increases beyond normal and can spread throughout the body causing problems.
Other things that also cause this imbalance in the intestines are over the counter or prescription cortisone medications found in pills and salves and some asthma and sinus sprays, birth control pills, and hormone replacement therapy. Also the increase in estrogen and other hormones for women during pregnancy can also throw off this balance. The goal in this theory is to bring balance to the intestines to improve overall health.
Our patients that opt to do this 3 step 2 week health boost program, have raved about the great health changes that they have experienced.
G. Free Lending Library
We have a free lending library in our office of books which are great adjuncts and support to your spinal adjustments and acupressure care and will help you create a wellness lifestyle for yourself.
H. Self Help Specific Exercises
While receiving care at our office, the doctor may give you specific exercises to do to help your overall health or to help a specific aspect of your health. They may give you powerful stress reduction techniques, specific muscle tension releasing techniques and specific muscle strengthening techniques and more. These powerful, specific self help exercises you may receive come from over 30 years of study by us with natural health experts from around the world. We will select and tailor these exercises just for you.