Dr. Bob

Helping people reach their optimal health potential with natural approaches including: Chiropractic, Cranial Therapy, Kinesiology and Nutrition

Dr Bob has been in chiropractic practice since 1993 and practicing transformative nutrition since 2007. His practice is based on a concept of wellness care that works for children and adults. He works with people as young as 1 day old all the way up to in the 90’s. People are excited about what they are doing together because they aren’t needing medications and they feel more enlivened. Any chroni

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5 Different Kinds of Headaches...And How to Help Them 11/05/2021

5 Different Kinds of Headaches...And How to Help Them

5 Different Kinds of Headaches...And How to Help Them When it comes to managing headaches, you have other options than just popping pain pills. But first, it’s important to figure out what type of headache you’re suffering from.

11/05/2021

Q & A - Berberine and Gut Flora

November 2021 Newsletter | Apol Chiropractic 11/02/2021

November 2021 Newsletter | Apol Chiropractic

November 2021 Newsletter | Apol Chiropractic Natural health news published monthly by Apol Chiropractic | November 2021 Issue

Improving Your Gut Health Naturally 10/26/2021

Improving Your Gut Health Naturally

Improving Your Gut Health Naturally Did you know that you have a second nervous system in your gut? Called the enteric nervous system, this network of nerves extends from your esophagus all the way down through your stomach and intestines. It’s so important, it’s often referred to as a second brain.

Why Are My Muscles Sore After I Work Out? 10/06/2021

Why Are My Muscles Sore After I Work Out?

Why Are My Muscles Sore After I Work Out? Exercise is an important part of a healthy life. But can something so good for you be painful? For some people, yes. But don’t worry—it’s entirely normal to be sore after a new workout.

October 2021 Newsletter | Apol Chiropractic 10/05/2021

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Technology: A Real Pain in the Neck 09/26/2021

Technology: A Real Pain in the Neck

Technology: A Real Pain in the Neck Sure, you might call work related emails in the middle of the night a “pain in your neck.” But for some people, they cause a literal pain in the neck. Enter: Tech neck.

09/25/2021

It is easy to notice when people around you have been eating this pungent herb!

Garlic features in a wide range of cuisines and recipes from around the world, so you may already have some in your kitchen.

To maximise the anti-infective properties that it's so well known for, chop up your fresh Garlic cloves a little while before using them, then leave the minced Garlic exposed to the air. This allows time for a compound called alliin to be converted to another called allicin (which is considered one of the most important of Garlic's medicinal compounds), a process that involves an enzyme called alliinase. Alliinase is deactivated by heat, so where possible, cook Garlic only lightly, or consume it raw - for example in salad dressings and dips.

The chemical volatility of the active constituents in Garlic is one of the reasons that your natural health professional will often prescribe it to you in an enteric-coated tablet. Enteric-coated tablets pass through the stomach before being broken down, which can help protect the alliinase from being degraded by gastric acid.

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Adults who sleep less than seven to eight hours (recommended for optimal health) may be more at risk for common chronic health conditions. https://wholisticmatters.com/herbs-for-healthy-sleep/

09/21/2021

Prebiotic 2'-fucosyllactose (2'-FL), a human milk oligosaccharide (HMO), helps support a stable gut microbiome, according to studies. It has been shown to selectively feed beneficial bacteria, such as bifidobacteria species in both in vivo studies and studies on microbiome studies of breastfed vs. formula fed infants.
However, the effects of HMOs do not appear to be limited to infants. According to a study published in September 2020 in the journal Nutrients, titled Effects of Human Milk Oligosaccharides on the Adult Gut Microbiota and Barrier Function:
"HMO supplementation specifically modified the adult gut microbiota with the primary impact being substantial increases in relative abundance of actinobacteria and bifidobacteria in particular and a reduction in relative abundance of Firmicutes and Proteobacteria." doi: 10.3390/nu12092808
In addition, researchers noted 2'-FL was well tolerated and safe with the most beneficial impact noted at week three of the trial, suggesting longer term use may be more beneficial for most consumers.
Further, due to the systemic effects of a healthy gut microbiome, the modifications to the microbiome the researchers found may support more than simply gut function but may lead to widespread support of the immune system, healthy mood balance, and nervous system function as the gut microbiome is essential to the healthy function of each of these systems.
Look for 2'-FL in GI Stability by Standard Process, a unique formulation of the HMO, 2'-FL plus Collinsonia root, and whole food beet and okra powder. Read more at https://www.standardprocess.com/.../gi-stability....

Prebiotic 2'-fucosyllactose (2'-FL), a human milk oligosaccharide (HMO), helps support a stable gut microbiome, according to studies. It has been shown to selectively feed beneficial bacteria, such as bifidobacteria species in both in vivo studies and studies on microbiome studies of breastfed vs. formula fed infants.
However, the effects of HMOs do not appear to be limited to infants. According to a study published in September 2020 in the journal Nutrients, titled Effects of Human Milk Oligosaccharides on the Adult Gut Microbiota and Barrier Function:
"HMO supplementation specifically modified the adult gut microbiota with the primary impact being substantial increases in relative abundance of actinobacteria and bifidobacteria in particular and a reduction in relative abundance of Firmicutes and Proteobacteria." doi: 10.3390/nu12092808
In addition, researchers noted 2'-FL was well tolerated and safe with the most beneficial impact noted at week three of the trial, suggesting longer term use may be more beneficial for most consumers.
Further, due to the systemic effects of a healthy gut microbiome, the modifications to the microbiome the researchers found may support more than simply gut function but may lead to widespread support of the immune system, healthy mood balance, and nervous system function as the gut microbiome is essential to the healthy function of each of these systems.
Look for 2'-FL in GI Stability by Standard Process, a unique formulation of the HMO, 2'-FL plus Collinsonia root, and whole food beet and okra powder. Read more at https://www.standardprocess.com/.../gi-stability....

Herbal Reality - A voice for Herbal Medicine 09/21/2021

Herbal Reality - A voice for Herbal Medicine

Herbal Reality - A voice for Herbal Medicine We are a group of herbalists and health experts wanting to share our experience of herbal medicine and natural health.

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Why does Professor Kerry Bone prescribe MediHerb's new AllergCo?

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Q & A - Immune Herbs

Digestive System, Part 1: Crash Course A&P #33 09/13/2021

Digestive System, Part 1: Crash Course A&P #33

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Digestive System, Part 1: Crash Course A&P #33 Nachos are delicious. And versatile because today they're also going to help us learn a thing or two about your digestive system. Nachos can provide us with ...

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Core Exercises to Strengthen Your Back 09/03/2021

Core Exercises to Strengthen Your Back

Core Exercises to Strengthen Your Back Did you know that a weak core is often a cause of back pain and problems? Your abdominal muscles are actually the front anchor of your spine, and when they’re weak, the muscles in your back have to work extra hard to provide the support it needs to function and stay in proper alignment. As you can...

08/31/2021

Herbs can support thyroid health and assist with meeting iodine needs! MediHerb Thyroid Complex contains bladderwrack, Fucus vesiculosus, a type of brown seaweed that is naturally high in iodine, an essential trace mineral for thyroid hormone production and function. Traditionally it's used in soups and broths or sipped in tea.

The form of iodine that naturally occurs in bladderwrack is di-iodotyrosine, a precursor of the thyroid hormones T4 and T3. Like other sea vegetables, it is also a rich source of other minerals including zinc, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, and sodium as well as vitamins A and C.

Being rich in antioxidant vitamins as well as phytonutrients, bladderwrack also displays anti-inflammatory properties, supports skin health, and may provide support for immune function.

In combination with the adaptogen effects of ashwagandha and the nervous system support of bacopa, Thyroid Complex supports healthy thyroid gland function, metabolic health, energy production, and responses to daily stress.

Herbs can support thyroid health and assist with meeting iodine needs! MediHerb Thyroid Complex contains bladderwrack, Fucus vesiculosus, a type of brown seaweed that is naturally high in iodine, an essential trace mineral for thyroid hormone production and function. Traditionally it's used in soups and broths or sipped in tea.

The form of iodine that naturally occurs in bladderwrack is di-iodotyrosine, a precursor of the thyroid hormones T4 and T3. Like other sea vegetables, it is also a rich source of other minerals including zinc, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, and sodium as well as vitamins A and C.

Being rich in antioxidant vitamins as well as phytonutrients, bladderwrack also displays anti-inflammatory properties, supports skin health, and may provide support for immune function.

In combination with the adaptogen effects of ashwagandha and the nervous system support of bacopa, Thyroid Complex supports healthy thyroid gland function, metabolic health, energy production, and responses to daily stress.

08/31/2021

One of the least examined trace minerals is iodine, a nutrient that has several responsibilities in the body including:

Immune & antimicrobial health

Hormone production

Thyroid balance

Breast tissue health

Prostate health

Metabolic function

Healthy fluid viscosity

Regulating heartbeat

Stabilizes cholesterol levels

Current WHO intakes for iodine are set at 150 mcg for adults, 200 mcg for pregnant or lactating women. These doses are considered low by iodine experts in the field, including Dr Gary Abraham, who notes that these levels of supplementation are the minimum amount to prevent goiter and cretinism in children, but compared to those regions where organic iodine intake is 6-8 times this dose, such as Japan, the whole system health benefit of iodine is not met at these fractional doses.

Additionally, nutritional iodine should be in an organic form, to be safe. Iodized salt contains inorganic iodide, which has been implicated as a cause of hypothyroidism (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42000-020-00229-3
).

One of the least examined trace minerals is iodine, a nutrient that has several responsibilities in the body including:

Immune & antimicrobial health

Hormone production

Thyroid balance

Breast tissue health

Prostate health

Metabolic function

Healthy fluid viscosity

Regulating heartbeat

Stabilizes cholesterol levels

Current WHO intakes for iodine are set at 150 mcg for adults, 200 mcg for pregnant or lactating women. These doses are considered low by iodine experts in the field, including Dr Gary Abraham, who notes that these levels of supplementation are the minimum amount to prevent goiter and cretinism in children, but compared to those regions where organic iodine intake is 6-8 times this dose, such as Japan, the whole system health benefit of iodine is not met at these fractional doses.

Additionally, nutritional iodine should be in an organic form, to be safe. Iodized salt contains inorganic iodide, which has been implicated as a cause of hypothyroidism (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42000-020-00229-3
).

08/30/2021

On a daily basis, magnesium contributes to more than 300 enzyme reactions in the body. Some of the more critical roles magnesium plays include nerve conduction, muscle contraction, energy production, nutrient metabolism, and protein, bone and DNA formation. Currently, over 50% of Americans don’t meet the daily dietary magnesium requirement. Support your diet with E-Z Mg. https://hubs.li/H0TlT6w0

On a daily basis, magnesium contributes to more than 300 enzyme reactions in the body. Some of the more critical roles magnesium plays include nerve conduction, muscle contraction, energy production, nutrient metabolism, and protein, bone and DNA formation. Currently, over 50% of Americans don’t meet the daily dietary magnesium requirement. Support your diet with E-Z Mg. https://hubs.li/H0TlT6w0

08/30/2021

Whilst both MediHerb® Sinus Forte and AllergCo tablets are for upper respiratory tract support, there are a couple of key differences in deciding which formulation may be best for your patient.

Sinus Forte formulated with Eyebright, Golden Rod, Echinacea, Golden Seal and Cayenne, can be considered for patients seeking support for normal mucus secretion in the nose and sinuses. Prescribe when targeted support is needed to support the health of the mucus membranes.

AllergCo with Nigella (Black Cumin), Albizia and Chinese Skullcap, may be indicated for patients seeking support for seasonal stresses affecting the skin, eyes, throat, respiratory system and sinuses.

Whilst both MediHerb® Sinus Forte and AllergCo tablets are for upper respiratory tract support, there are a couple of key differences in deciding which formulation may be best for your patient.

Sinus Forte formulated with Eyebright, Golden Rod, Echinacea, Golden Seal and Cayenne, can be considered for patients seeking support for normal mucus secretion in the nose and sinuses. Prescribe when targeted support is needed to support the health of the mucus membranes.

AllergCo with Nigella (Black Cumin), Albizia and Chinese Skullcap, may be indicated for patients seeking support for seasonal stresses affecting the skin, eyes, throat, respiratory system and sinuses.

08/26/2021

Our immune system is a feat of communication. The chemical signals that are the language of cells organize and direct action in the body. So with something as complicated as immune communication, how does a supplement work?

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Our immune system is a feat of communication. The chemical signals that are the language of cells organize and direct action in the body. So with something as complicated as immune communication, how does a supplement work?

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The Eclectic Herbal Treatments for Pandemic Influenza 1918-19 08/25/2021

The Eclectic Herbal Treatments for Pandemic Influenza 1918-19

The Eclectic Herbal Treatments for Pandemic Influenza 1918-19 By Professor Kerry Bone We are currently suffering the worst pandemic in over 100 years. In the last such event, the great influenza pandemic of 1918-19, modern medicine was in its relative infancy…

08/25/2021

The thyroid gland produces hormones that are secreted into the blood and are carried to every tissue in the body. Thyroid hormones have important roles in growth, development, and regulation of metabolism. Many factors can influence the concentration of these hormones, and the health of the thyroid gland depends on several genetic, nutritional, and immune-related influences which can lead to either excessive or insufficient activity.

Full article here -->https://wholisticmatters.com/herbs-for-thyroid-health-2/

The thyroid gland produces hormones that are secreted into the blood and are carried to every tissue in the body. Thyroid hormones have important roles in growth, development, and regulation of metabolism. Many factors can influence the concentration of these hormones, and the health of the thyroid gland depends on several genetic, nutritional, and immune-related influences which can lead to either excessive or insufficient activity.

Full article here -->https://wholisticmatters.com/herbs-for-thyroid-health-2/

08/24/2021

Why are Omega-3’s important? Let's translate some research and roles of DHA in human cells and tissues (our translations are in brackets [like this!]):

"Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LC-PUFA), including docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (AA), are incorporated into membrane phospholipids [the cell membrane of every cell of your body, including your brain, this is an important role!] and, apart from their structural role in these membranes, they also act as precursors of autocoid signaling molecules (e.g., docosanoids) [aka, many hormones, neurotransmitters, and chemical transmitters within your cells & tissues so your body has healthy communication in a constantly fluctuating environment] and as potent activators of a number of gene transcription factors (e.g., peroxisome proliferator activated receptors) [omega-3’s help ensure cellular repair and regeneration functions properly and accurately at all times]. The essentiality of n-3 LC-PUFA is generally mainly contributed to the incorporation of DHA in uniquely high levels in the central nervous system—although DHA is incorporated in most other tissues where it may also have important functional effects [which means, research is still ongoing!]. See: DHA Effects in Brain Development and Function, Lotte Lauritzen, MDPI Nutrients, 4 January 2016.

A review of research of DHA demonstrated improvement in cognitive function and mood in school age children if high-quality doses of DHA were 0.4-1 gram/day, through dietary intake or supplementation. Generally, studies above or below these doses didn't show the same level of improvement. See: Effect of Omega-3 Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (n-3 LCPUFA) Supplementation on Cognition in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Literature Review with a Focus on n-3 LCPUFA Blood Values and Dose of DHA and EPA Inge S.M. van der Wurff, MDPI Nutrients, 12 October 2020.

We know humans ate omega-rich foods - fish, seafood, and seeds, since we know some of the roles of fatty acids in a healthy body, it's wise to keep omega’s front of mind for all ages, through diet and using clean and tested supplements as needed.

Why are Omega-3’s important? Let's translate some research and roles of DHA in human cells and tissues (our translations are in brackets [like this!]):

"Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LC-PUFA), including docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (AA), are incorporated into membrane phospholipids [the cell membrane of every cell of your body, including your brain, this is an important role!] and, apart from their structural role in these membranes, they also act as precursors of autocoid signaling molecules (e.g., docosanoids) [aka, many hormones, neurotransmitters, and chemical transmitters within your cells & tissues so your body has healthy communication in a constantly fluctuating environment] and as potent activators of a number of gene transcription factors (e.g., peroxisome proliferator activated receptors) [omega-3’s help ensure cellular repair and regeneration functions properly and accurately at all times]. The essentiality of n-3 LC-PUFA is generally mainly contributed to the incorporation of DHA in uniquely high levels in the central nervous system—although DHA is incorporated in most other tissues where it may also have important functional effects [which means, research is still ongoing!]. See: DHA Effects in Brain Development and Function, Lotte Lauritzen, MDPI Nutrients, 4 January 2016.

A review of research of DHA demonstrated improvement in cognitive function and mood in school age children if high-quality doses of DHA were 0.4-1 gram/day, through dietary intake or supplementation. Generally, studies above or below these doses didn't show the same level of improvement. See: Effect of Omega-3 Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (n-3 LCPUFA) Supplementation on Cognition in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Literature Review with a Focus on n-3 LCPUFA Blood Values and Dose of DHA and EPA Inge S.M. van der Wurff, MDPI Nutrients, 12 October 2020.

We know humans ate omega-rich foods - fish, seafood, and seeds, since we know some of the roles of fatty acids in a healthy body, it's wise to keep omega’s front of mind for all ages, through diet and using clean and tested supplements as needed.

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