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

dlask@askdrlask.com

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.

 

#guthealth, #dysbiosis, #microbiome, #chiropractic, #IBS, #colitis, #crohns, #acidreflux, #GERD, #acidindigestion, #probiotics, #askdrlask

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Top 10 Ways to Prevent/Treat Cold and Flu Symptoms Naturally

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10.  Always wash hands after being in public. The main vector of transmission is by rubbing your eyes, nose, and mouth.

9.  Make sure you are getting adequate sleep each night.  7-8 hours is recommended.

8.  Be sure to stay well hydrated.  Aim for 1/2 your body weight in ounces every day.

7.  Gargle with salt water for sore throats.  This will kill gram negative bacteria that are usually the cause.  Gargle for at least 30 seconds + and then don’t rinse afterwards.

6.  Floss your teeth and then gargle with Listerine for at least 30 seconds to 1 minute.

5.  Supplement with Echinacea which helps to stimulate immune function.

4.  Supplement with Vitamin C.  1000mg  3x/day.

3.  Sinus infections are usually fungal infections;  use a product like Sinatrol which is specific for fungal infection.

2. Perform weight bearing exercise.  Lift weights or body weight exercises will naturally increase white blood cell production which are the cells that fight off foreign pathogens.

1.Get a chiropractic adjustment.  The nerve system controls the immune system.  This bolsters the functionality of your natural immunity.  Especially cervical (neck) adjustments stimulate the pathways into the neck, throat, sinuses, and head.

 

Prevention is your best approach this cold and flu season.  This years flu vaccine is not a good match according to many medical doctors.  Take time to read this list and put into action as many of the above suggestions as possible. Remember, antibiotics do NOT work on viral infections.

 

Yours in health,

Dr. David Lask, D.C.

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Health Fair and Open House 2017

Open House

Join us this Saturday 9/9/17 from 10 am- 2 pm for the Ask Dr. Lask Health Fair and Open House in conjunction with Finney’s All N1 Healthclub.  This year features food from Bogarts BBQ, El Agave Mexican food, Bounce House for kids, Free Mini-massages, Free Ice Packs, Supplement Superstore samples, Workout demonstrations and much more.  This is a Family friendly event and would love to see everyone this Saturday.

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Real Producers

IMG_5347IMG_5348Nice spotlight article about me and my two businesses.  The article in Real Producers magazine June 2017  featured information about Ask Dr. Lask Wellness and Childproofers of St. Louis.

Ask Dr. Lask Wellness – chiropractic office that features a natural approach to health through chiropractic manipulation, deep muscle work, nutrition, and exercise. Dr. Lask has been saving lives for 20 years now.  He specializes in ADHD, sports, and Wellness.

Located inside of Finney’s All N 1 Healthclub on Watson Rd. in Crestwood/Sunset Hills area.

Childproofers of St. Louis– saving kids lives since 1992.  25 years of child safety.  Professionally installed baby gates, cabinet locks, toilet locks, outlet covers, and pool fences.

Located in west St. Louis county in Olivette, MO.

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Vaccines DO cause AUTISM

Recently I went to the Cal Jam conference of chiropractors in southern California where one of the featured speakers was Del Bigtree.  Del is a former producer of the Dr’s show on television that is created by Dr. Phil’s son.  Del heard a story about the link between Autism and vaccinations when he had Jenny McCarthy on the show and she was talking about her son and her suspicions of this link.  Suddenly Dr. Stork and the other M.D.s and producers on the show didn’t really want to go any further with the discussion and quickly and quietly stifled this topic.

Del Bigtree connected with Dr. Andy Wakefield and others to produce Vaxxed.com a documentary about a Whistle Blower from the CDC, named Dr. William Thompson. Dr. Thompson was the first to come forward and publicly expose the truth about a cover up where the CDC purposefully took a negative study and scrubbed the results to fit what BIG Pharma would want.  This deceit and fraud perpetuated upon the American public in the name of corporate profits is obscene and unconscionable.  However, this is exactly what has happened to the American public who has been duped again by the bureaucrats in Washington and the greedy corporate leaders of American business.

The sad result is millions of Americans who now have kids with AUTISM.  They took normally healthy kids and then at 18 months pumped in a triple shot of pandemic in the form of Mumps, Measles, and Rubella.  Completely assaulting the innocent immune system of an infant and completely overwhelming it with the live viruses of those three diseases at once PLUS a nice dose of Mercury (toxic) and Aluminum (toxic).   This assault to perfect innocent babies is permanently altering the kids DNA and expression of life.

I implore you to take a close look at this documentary and decide for yourself.  The facts are clear from the data that kids that take the MMR shot at 18 months are 7-8x more likely to develop AUTISM.  And for African Americans the risk is much higher.  Please share this message with everyone.  Big media isn’t going to broadcast this HUGE story.  They are sold out to Big Pharma.  70-80% of TV revenues come from Big Pharma ads.

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