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Want something that can help Colon Cancer?



fish_oil_300x200.jpgI was talking to one of my patients today and she mentioned a friend of hers that has colon cancer. I asked her all about the person, and she told me quite a bit about her condition, her stress level, what she did for a living, and how long she’d been married etc. So in response to this event, I’m going to write you a short post today about how you can help prevent colon cancer.

First of all you shouldn’t smoke. That’s a given.

Another big thing is FISH OIL. Your colon-cancer risk will PLUNGE 45% IF you take 3000 mg. of fish oil DAILY. The reason, Japanese scientist say, is that fish oil’s omega-3 fats block absorption of cancer-causing chemicals in the digestive tract, so omega-3 is pretty darned important. But there’s a bonus to taking Fish Oil. Want to know what it is? Fish oil prods your BRAIN to make more mood-boosting serotonin, cutting your risk of depression three-fold. Not a bad bonus.

I could go on and on, but I have to save some of this proprietary information until the next post. Stay tuned. You’ll like reading it.

Be looking for my next blogging. I’m going to be giving you another health tip.


Dr. Brian Russell


Tummy Aches?


darpapaya_300x215.jpgHello again.

Hope you’re having a great week. Yesterday I was talking to a patient toward the end of the day. She told me she’d been having some stomach problems. I checked her, examined her and found what I thought were indications that she had a condition called diverticulitis.

A recent University of Texas study suggested that more than six in 10 of Americans are at risk of diverticulitis, which are small pouches that form in your intestinal wall and become inflamed. And while these painful TUMMY ACHES used to mainly affect the elderly.

Now the patient I’m talking about today isn’t elderly, she probably feels elderly because of her condition. So one of the things I told her to do was this.

pears_300x234.jpgEat some pears and papayas. Both fruits contain enzymes that shut down damaging intestinal inflammation, a key to speeding healing and preventing futureflare-ups, say Stanford University doctors. Enjoying a pear or a one-cup serving of papaya daily could send your diverticulitis risk down by as much as 35%.

Not a bad way to help stomach problems. Be looking for my next blog post. I’m going to be giving you another health tip.


Dr. Brian Russell


A Litte Secret Hardly Anyone Knows About…


mld104928_1109_salad2_hd_240x300.jpgHow would you like to know how to heal your Arteries? Well today I’m going to tell you. It may sound a little simple, but just think, WHAT IF it actually does work and all you have to do is eat something.

Well I’m going to let the cat out of the bag. Dressing your salads with nine walnuts and 3 ablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil daily is the secret.

Sounds crazy huh? But it works.

Doing this on a regular basis can CUT your risk of high blood pressure 45%, say Italian researchers, and if your pressure is already above normal? This duo of walnuts and olive oil could get it under control with half as much medication, and that’s exactly what the researchers said in their article.

Here’s what the doctor said.

“Walnuts and extra virgin olive oil are rich in plant compounds that help heal damaged artery walls, so they’re more flexible and less prone to stiffening and narrowing.” explains Connie Guttersen, Ph.D., author of The New Sonoma Diet.

It’s up to you but if I were you, I’d start adding some walnuts and olive oil to your salads.


Dr. Brian Russell


The Nervous System – The Body’s Control Center


The Body’s Control Center

Everything your body does has a relationship with your nervous system. Yes, your nervous system literally controls everything. Mental impulses leave the brain and travel down the information superhighway of your spine to every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. Afterwards, a signal is sent back to your brain so it knows that everything is working correctly. If controlling mental impulses are missing ,impaired or interfered with, the organs and tissues controlled by the affecting nerve do not work as they should. Irritated nerves can overstimulate affected organs or tissues, contributing to allergic reactions, twitching and excess stomach acid. These types of responses are called symptoms. Symptoms occur when nerve function is impaired.

How Chiropractic Care Relates to Your Nerves

When the bones of the spine lose their normal motion or position, your nerves can be stretched, rubbed, choked or irritated. When this occurs, potential health problems like pain and/or other symptoms. may result. Doctors call this the Vertebral Subluxation Complex, or more commonly, a Subluxation. Just as water cannot flow properly through a leaky hose, a subluxation can obstruct nerve impulses and can result in negative health symptoms. It’s important to note that subluxations can affect organs and tissues that do not sense pain, so you could actually have one right now but not know it. Just relying on how you feel is a poor measure of your overall health.

Chiropractic care seeks to find the cause of your symptoms/problems and correct subluxations that may be interfering with your nervous system. This is done through chiropractic adjustments. Adjustments help bones and the surrounding soft tissues to return to their proper motion and position, relieving symptoms.

A Key To Good Health and Wellness – Prevention

It’s important to consider, “What’s keeping you from functioning at 100%.” If you are experiencing any negative health symptoms it’s always recommend to seek immediate advice from a licensed and insured primary care physician. Postponing regular checkups because of fear is a common issue among patients. To calm your concerns, keep in mind that prevention through regular checkups is a key to maintaining good overall health in wellness. If you base your health on how you feel, you’re already fighting an uphil battle. Alternative and Traditional Medicine have different methods and advantages to preventing symptoms. It’s important not to dismiss one or the other based on previous misconceptions when making a decision on a health care provider. Keep an open mind and consider the benefits and negative aspects of both. There is no right or wrong choice, but choosing a provider based on your lifestyle, symptoms, previous effectiveness and research will put you on the right path for an effective health strategy. Remember, you are a self-regulating, self-healing organism, not a machine. True health is your natural state

At Russell Chiropractic Care, we specialize in providing our patient’s with personalized care and treatment programs suited to their individual lifestyle, current condition and health goals. Click the link Villa Park Chiropractor to find out more about Doc Russell’s Care Clinic and Health Services!


Understanding Nerve Function – Common Symptoms of Dysfunction


Nerve Function Chart

It’s been proven that nerves affect your overall health and preventing the interference of normal nerve function is essential to living healthy. Negative effects of dysfunction in the nervous system, can be caused by several areas of the spine. If left untreated, the dysfunction worsens and as a result, your overall health suffers.

The chart below identifies common symptoms created by dysfunction in the nervous system. If you notice any of these symptoms affecting your health, we recommend seeing a health care professional (i.e. Dr. Russell) and/or specialist for immediate treatment and care.


Dr. Brian Russell is a Elmhurst IL Chiropractor specializing in treating back, neck and headache pain.


Food and the Immune System – The ALCAT Test


How Diet Relates To Your Health

More than ever before, your diet plays a critical role in preventing a wide range of degenerative diseases and premature aging The immune system is a double-edged sword. It should react appropriately and protect against infection when faced with viruses or bacteria. Unfortunately, sometimes exposure to common foods, chemicals and molds may trigger chronic activation of the immune system.

For over 20 years, the ALCAT Test has provided healthcare professionals and their patients with a tool for managing a wide variety of conditions like Migraines Chronic Fatigue and Obesity. All of fall into the category as chronic activation of the immune system. The bottom line is food affects the immune system and the ALCAT test can help you identify the best nutrition plan that fits your lifestyle and current health condition.

The Technology Behind ALCAT

Cell Science Systems, Corp. , developed the ALCAT Test to measure personalized nutrition at the cellular level. The core technology is a blood test that measures the body’s cellular response to challenges from a wide array of substances including: Various Foods, Additives, Coloring and/or Medicine Herbs. The patient’s cellular re-activity after the exposure of the blood to the various test agents vs. the person’s own baseline control, tells the healthcare provider which substances may be causing a sensitivity-related response in the body. Following testing, a 4-Day Rotational Plan is recommended for patients.

A controlled study from Baylor Medical College, reported 98% success for weight loss and/or improvement in body composition from patients that followed the recommended ALCAT Rotational Plan. This is an incredible achievement!

“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates

History has shown that a variety in the human diet is very important to one’s overall health and well-being. Research in physical anthropology and nutritional science has shown that the digestive system is more suited to coping with a seasonal diet as opposed to a traditional Westernized diet (Cordain diet: health implications for the 21st century).. By eating foods in a particular family (see food pyramid below) one day and then omitting that food family for the next three days, allows the food molecules to “clear” the system and avoid overloading your diet with one particular food. Through variety a patient can expect to receive optimal wellness, through customized nutrition.


Doc Russell’s Personalized Nutrition and Weight Loss Plans

At our office, we take great care in working with each patient to create a personalized nutrition and weight loss plan that fits their lifestyle and current health condition. Check out chiropractor weight loss to find out how our unique programs can help you lose weight and keep it off for good!


Don’t Disrupt Your Qi – Explaining Acupuncture and It’s Benefits


What Exactly IS Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system. Practitioners of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have used this noninvasive treatment method to help millions of people become well and stay well. Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical/emotional health and improve overall function.

What is Qi and How Does it Move?

At the core of this ancient medicine, is the philosophy that Qi (pronounced “Chee”), the vital energy, flows throughout the body. Qi animates the body and protects it from illness, quality, quantity and balance of Qi.

Qi flows through specific pathways called meridians. There are fourteen main meridians inside the body. The diagram below shows the meridian pathways in the body. Each of these meridians is connected to specific organs and glands.Meridian pathways are like rivers flowing inside the body. Where a river flows, it transports life giving water that provides nourishment to the land, plants and people. Similarly where meridian pathways flow, they bring life giving Qi that provides nourishment to ever cell, organ, gland, tissue and muscle in the body.



How is Qi Disrupted?

An obstruction to the flow of Qi is like a dam. When Qi becomes backed up in one part of the body, the flow becomes restricted in other parts. This blockage of the flow of Qi, can be detrimental to a person’s health by cutting off vital nourishment to the body, organs and glands.

Physical and emotional trauma, stress, lack of exercise overexertion, seasonal changes, poor diet accidents, or excessive activity are among the many things that can influence the quality, quantity and balance of Qi.

What Does An Acupuncturist Do?

During the initial exam, a full health history is taken. Questions are asked regarding overall health, symptoms and lifestyle. An appropriate physical exam may be conducted, which may include a pulse and tongue evaluation. Gathering this information enables the practitioner to effectively diagnose and detect any specific imbalances of Qi that may have contributed to a person’s health problems.

Once the imbalances of Qi are detected, an acupuncturist will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints along meridian pathways. This safe and painless process, can unblock the obstruction and correct the balance of Qi.

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