New Hope this Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving Holiday take some time to do your favorite things. I want to encourage everyone to be grateful for all the blessings in their life. Take stock of your relationships and have a giving spirit and attitude this Holiday Season.

We all have a lot to be grateful for and expression of gratitude is very important in experiencing a full and fulfilling life. I wish each and everyone of you a very healthy and Happy Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

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How to Bolster Immune System

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Strengthening the Immune System is vitally important right now.  The COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on the healthcare systems of the world.  You’re best defense is to strengthen your own natural immune system to help fight off the virus and prevent it from killing you.

The optimal trio of Mitocore, Turiva, and Vitamin K2 & D3 helps to bolster the body’s immune response in a number of ways.  First, Mitocore improves mitochondrial function to provide more energy on a cellular level.  Turiva offers gut and microbiome repair and overall a reduction in inflammation.  Vitamin K2 with D3 provide immune support and strengthen the guts microbiome which is critical to overall neuro-immune response and adaptability.

Get to your chiropractor for a spinal adjustment and the proper nutritional support to increase your odds of surviving COVID-19.  Proper nerve function is also vital to stimulating immune response.  The immune system is ultimately controlled neurologically.

Contact us to schedule an appointment at 314-835-1234 or dlask@askdrlask.com

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How to Avoid getting Sick from the Corona Virus

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The Corona Virus is a nasty little virus that attacks the upper respiratory system.  Similar to the Flu, it preys on the weakened immune system of people that become vulnerable.  So to avoid succumbing to this virus, take the following advice to lower your risk:

  • Wash hands after being in public.
  • Don’t rub your eyes, nose, or mouth after being out
  • Get adjusted – chiro increases immune system
  • Lift weights-also increases immune fxn
  • Sleep 7-8 hrs nightly
  • Hydrate- 1/2 body weight in oz. daily
  • Supplement- Vit C. Zn, Ecchinacea, multi vitamin

Call Dr. Lask to schedule an appointment to strengthen your immune system.  314-835-1234 or dlask@askdrlask.com

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Are Air Fresheners Toxic to You?

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Are Air Fresheners Toxic to you?  I don’t know, you be the judge; because this is what I found the other day when I realized my air freshener that was plugged into the wall apparently started to leak.  I found the paint chemically removed off the baseboard and my vinyl plank basement floor had melted away.  The odoriferous aspect of the   fresheners works like a benzene ring which is found in chemical solvents.  I don’t know about you, but I am unplugging all of these in my house and immediately removing them to stop breathing toxic chemicals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BALANCE !

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BALANCE ! – It’s critical to have balance in your life especially as we head into the holiday season. This Fall, keep your priorities straight with family and relationships.  Exercise and stretch and do something nice for a random stranger.  Be thankful and have a heart of gratitude.  Most of all sleep and hydration is critical for good health.  Stay adjusted with chiropractic adjustments.  #askdrlask

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Chronic Low Back Pain

LBP guyNew government report highlights Chiropractic as “Best Practice” for pain management.  Chiropractic has been referenced as a “Best Practice” when used for chronic low back pain and chronic tension headache in a recently released Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) draft report on pain management.  These are preliminary recommendations by the agency and will be submitted to Congress later this year.  The June 2018 AHRQ evidence review concludes that exercise, cognitive behavioral therapy, chiropractic care, and acupuncture are among non-drug treatments that can effectively manage some chronic pain conditions.

Let’s say good-bye to the Opioid epidemic and start making some smarter and safer choices about treating chronic low back pain.

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Niacin-Vit. B3

Niacin is a B Vitamin.  It’s B3 and has many useful functions.  Niacin is essentially a vaso-dialator that opens the blood vessels to allow improved blood flow to organs, tissue, and cells. It’s been shown to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides from the blood, thus reducing the risk for heart attack.   The recommended dosage for this effect is between 1000-2000 mg per day.  Time released tablets are best.  Ideally take one 750 mg tab in the morning and the second at night. Below are some other benefits of taking this supplement versus being on big pharma meds with serious side effects.

 

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Blue Blockers-night vision

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Blue Blockers glasses can help reduce blue light from entering the brain late at night right before bedtime.  This type of light keeps us up.  These glasses will help you sleep better by eliminating the spectrum of light that activates the part of the brain to be alert.

Scientists have reported increased ability to fall asleep after wearing these glasses to eliminate the blue spectrum of light from computer monitors, television screens, and cell phones . Put these glasses on about 90 minutes before bedtime for better sleep.

Good luck and let me know how it works for you.  #askdrlask, #wellness, #chiropractic,#crestwoodchiroprator, #sleep,#naturalcures, #drlask

Call to schedule appointment. 314-835-1234

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9744 Watson Rd. Crestwood, MO 63126

 

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Top 10 Ways to get a Healthy Gut

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Doctors and scientists are realizing just how important a healthy gut is for overall health and vitality.  Research is pouring in about the role of the human microbiome in numerous functions in our body.  When your gut flora is out of whack, serious problems can ensue including bloating, inflammation, skin issues, diabetes, obesity, and poor sleep.

 

10.  Keep your overall weight at a healthy level.  BMI below 25 and height to waist ratio   at 1/2. (e.g. 72″ tall  36″ waist or less.)

9.   Follow a paleo diet of good proteins and lots of vegetables and fruits.

8.   Sleep 7-8 hours each night. this syncs circadian rhythm for hormone release.

7.   Eat plenty of fiber- apples, salads, and complex carbs help motility.

6.   Stay hydrated with filtered water. Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces everyday. (e.g. 100lb. person should drink at least 50 ounces of water daily). Also, avoid chlorinated water which kills good flora.

5.   Exercise regularly. Cardio and weight bearing exercise and especially core strength.  Do sit-ups, crunches, and  planks to strengthen abdominals and obliques.

4.   Eat foods like kombucha, yogurt, and kefir that have strains of good bacteria.

3.   Avoid killers of good flora like antibiotics, chlorine, alcohol, and certain drugs.

2.  Supplement with good probiotics like Orthobiotics containing lactobacillus and bifidobacteria.  Also digestive enzymes help to properly digest foods.

1.Get adjusted.  A chiropractic adjustment to the thoracic spine and lumbar spine stimulates peristalsis.  T6 vertebrae nerve root signals to the stomach.

 

Dysbiosis means your gut microbiome is out of balance.  Working on the above 10 principles is a good idea to maintain overall good health.  This information can help avoid IBS, colitis, Crohns, GERD, acid reflux, acid indigestion, and a weak stomach.  Your gut health is controlled by your Enteric Nervous System, your second brain.  So let’s keep it healthy.

 

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Enteric Nervous System

The enteric nervous system is a division of our autonomic nervous system which is the system of nerves that automatically control our organs, glands, and blood vessels.   The Enteric Nervous System is a mesh-like system of neurons that governs the GI system.

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The ENS is capable of autonomous function of the Sympathetic (fight or flight) and the Parasympathetic function (rest/digest) within the autonomic nervous system.  This independent function has earned the ENS the nickname of “the second brain”.

This system of enmeshed nerves that are embedded into the GI system has over 500 million neurons.  That is 5x as many neurons as within the spinal cord.  This system of nerves that controls our guts is 1/200th the size of our brains.

90% of the neurotransmitter serotonin is found in our guts and 50 % of our bodies dopamine is found in the gut.  There is a lot of truth to the saying, “listen to your gut.”  Your gut actually gives you a clearer picture of the correct decision to be made when considering two different options.  The second brain of the gut literally uses the same neurotransmitters to operate efficiently.

The Vagus nerve is responsible for autonomic function to the gut while sensory nerves control chemical and mechanical response of the gut while the motor nerve controls peristalsis within the gut. ( the mechanical churning).

The ENS produces over 30 neurotransmitters including dopamine, serotonin, acetylcholine and many others. This system of neurotransmitters and communication is critical to overall nerve system function.  This is clear evidence that the nerve system operates and controls the GI system.

The other component of a healthy gut is a healthy biome of microbes in our guts.  Some experts estimate 100 trillion bacteria alone reside within our guts.  More bacteria live within and on us than we have human cells.  That’s mind-boggling.

Contact Ask Dr. Lask for more information about achieving a healthy gut through probiotics (Orthobiotic supplement) and gentle chiropractic adjustments to the Thoracic spine to stimulate GI function.   http://www.askdrlask.com  314-835-1234

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