How dentistry can effect your health

Root canals, amalgam fillings, nickel crowns effect more than the teeth.

Dr. Westin Price was a renowned dentist who did research and wrote several books regarding dentistry and the effect on teeth and the human body. One book entitled Nutrition and Physical Degeneration showed the effects of the western diet on teeth opposed to cultures eating a non-western diet. He found less problems with cavities and tooth structure.

He also did DNA studies over two centuries ago which confirmed that toxic dental materials have created general health problems. Dental mercury fillings, nickel crowns which in kids is called chrome crowns, root canals and holes in the jaw line after tooth extractions called “cavitations” all can have ill effects leading to neurological issues, digestive problems, sexual issues or a plethora of issues depending on what teeth have been effected.

Each tooth in our mouths has nerves that branch out to areas of our bodies which include our organs. If bacteria or metals bother these nerves, it will have negative ramifications to areas those nerves branch out to.

Since 1840 mercury has been exposed as leading to health issues. The dental profession finally admitted that putting toxic mercury in the mouth might be detrimental to human health and have decreased the mercury in fillings, although the use of 50% of this metal in fillings is still considered “state of the art.”

Data performed in the past regarding metal was done on cadavers. The tissue is different, blood flow and cells are no longer active and this metal was shown to not have ill effects on the body unless there was heat in the mouth which pretty much is all the time when we are alive. So maybe finding an alternative to metal may be something to look into when considering a filling?

Root Canals:

Close to a century ago, Dr. Price as well as the Mayo Clinic uncovered that root canals were toxic to the body. Dr. Price wrote a book in 1922 disclosing this information and the American Dental Association denies that they are toxic and states they are safe.

Dr. Price states: “My attention was drawn to the increase in autoimmune disease after the high-copper amalgams of 1975 were initiated as “state of the art” fillings, which ADA claimed released no mercury. On the contrary, studies from Europe found that the high-copper amalgams released fifty times more mercury than previous amalgam!”

He stated there were increases with auto-immune as well as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis.

He not only found problems with mercury but found that bacteria from root canals can create auto immune diseases.

What is common about both mercury and root canals? Hapten formations. This is a small molecule that can elicit an immune response only when attached to a large carrier such as a protein.

“Healthy cells have a code imprinted on them. It is called the Major Histo-compatibility Complex (MHC). This is your personal code called “self.” Your body considers other code or alteration of this code to be “non-self.” The immune system is trained to kill and eliminate any “non-self” invaders”.

If an atom of mercury attaches to a normal healthy cell, a hapten is formed and the immune system immediately identifies that cell as “nonself.” What this does is start our immune system to try and destroy these cells. If mercury attaches to a nerve cell, the nerve will become diseased like in cases of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Lou Gehrig’s disease and Lupus. If it is on a hormone then hormones will be effected. Basically, any cell can be effected by haptens.

Auto immune diseases have become prominent in our society. Dr. Price found bacteria in nearly all root canal teeth that he studied. He took the bacteria and placed it under the skin of rabbits. He found that root canal fragments from a person who had suffered a heart attack, when implanted into a rabbit, would cause a heart attack in the rabbit within a few weeks. This was 100% of the time. Having a tooth that is dead given a root canal and having the body then be invaded by this bacteria is harming the patient. What is worse? A dead tooth extracted or chronic illness of the patient?

So with this data it is imperative to find a holistic dentist that uses materials that are not toxic to the body. I am not anti-dentistry. We should take care of our teeth. Just with someone who uses safe methods.

If you would like more information about Dr. Weston and his research. Please go to www.westonprice.org. Also, a great chart to look at to see the correlation of teeth and systems is on Groton Wellness. https://www.grotonwellness.com/practices/dental-orthodontics/health-focused-or-biological-dentistry/meridian-chart-for-teeth/

Dr. Amie Gregory, DC, CCEP, ANF Holistic practitioner

At Precise Moves Chiropractic Wellness & Sports, we look at the body as a whole and determine what the “root” of the symptom is (no pun intended). A symptom may be showing itself based on many factors going on in the body. Just treating the symptom may bring temporary relief, but we need to find out how to get your body working the way it should so those symptoms don’t show up again.

5 normal and weird effective remedies for muscle cramping

We have all had cramps one time in our life. Calves, hamstrings, and feet are pretty common to have cramping. Cramps become more common as we get older. In a Harvard study, half of the participants that were 60 reported having leg cramps, a third say they are awakened by cramps at night, and 15% report weekly episodes. These are very painful and can stop you right in your tracks.

So what causes a muscle to cramp?
According to Dr. Bruce Bean, Robert Winthrop Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, leg cramps are muscle spasms caused by “mini-seizures” of motor neurons which control muscle contractions. They most common when musculoskeletal issues happen such as arch issues with the feet, metabolic disorders which effect the body’s chemical interactions or neurological problems such as Parkinson’s disease.

With that said, it can still happen to anyone, even if we are healthy. Dehydration, electrolyte imbalances can all cause cramping. Scientists have discovered that motor neurons work harder during cramping so finding a way to calm these synapses down is key.

I had a patient come in with leg pain and numbness. After one session, we got the numbness to disappear and leg pain to decrease but she started having cramping when standing. I asked her what she did when cramps occur. Normally, cramping can be taken care of with electrolytes (Magnesium, sodium, calcium, potassium) but in this case she said I took mustard? I never heard of this so I had to do some research. I know a lot as a doctor but I am constantly learning from my patients as well. Here is what I found out about muscle cramping:

How can we prevent cramps?

  1. Chiropractic and body work help to keep the nerves and muscles healthy and communicating efficiently.
  2. Make sure you are rolling out tight muscles and stretching.
  3. Vitamin B complex can help your energy levels, brain function, and cell metabolism leading to better nutrition to the muscles and nerves.

Now here are some therapies that people use and swear by but are not “scientific”


  1. Sleeping with a bar of soap near the muscle cramps. I would wrap it up so it doesn’t scrap around the bed all night but it is cheap and harmless. No side effects here.
  2. Mustard or pickle juice: Swallowing a teaspoon of mustard when you are experiencing cramps or an ounce of pickle juice can quickly alleviate cramps. If cramping is problematic for you, taking a teaspoon of either per night will prevent chronic cramping. Keep in mind though, if you have GERD or are watching your salt levels, you may want to check to make sure it is okay with your doctors treatment plan. This method, because these tastes are so strong, scientists think the foods might stimulate ion channels in the mouth, esophagus, and stomach to send signals to the central nervous system that inactivate overexcited neurons. Pretty cool huh?
  3. HotShot: This 1.7-ounce dose of cinnamon, ginger, lime juice, sweeteners, and capsaicin (the active compound in chili peppers). This was developed by Dr. Bean and Dr. Rod MacKinnon, a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry at Rockefeller University, as a remedy for cramping during rigorous exercise.

Hot shots have the same effect as the mustard/pickle remedy but the effects last longer. works along the same principle as mustard and pickle juice, but has longer-lasting effects. You can purchase this remedy as a sports drink. It is about $7.00 on amazon.

Dr. Amie Gregory is a full body wellness and sports chiropractor with over 10 years experience with helping athletes or anyone else reach their health and wellness goals.

How can chiropractic help with a sinus infection?

Sinus Infections are not fun but can be helped with chiropractic

What is a Sinus Infection?
A sinus infection is when the areas around your eyes and nose become infected. These can be hard to alleviate and in most cases you are given an antibiotic. These infections can be caused by a virus, bacteria or even allergies.

Isn’t a sinus infection a cold? No, not the same thing. Colds don’t mean that you have a sinus infection but since a cold is a virus, it can lead to one.

Common symptoms for a sinus infection are:

  • Pressure behind they eyes and around cheeks
  • Runny nose that lasts for over a week (can be yellow or green)
  • Headaches can occur because of the constant pressure and inflammation
  • Often times you get a fever because your body is fighting off an infection
  • Coughing
  • Foul smelling breath
  • Post nasal drip
  • Tiredness
  • Decreased ability to smell because of clogging of the sinuses

So, how can chiropractic help? One big factor effecting your sinuses is the trigeminal nerve. This nerve branches out and goes to the nasal passages. When we adjust the neck it effects this nerve. It allows your body to relax, boosts your immune system and helps the nerve function properly sending proper signals to the area.

We also can lightly adjust the jaw where the trigminal nerve branches out to the forehead, cheeks and chin. This can help the infection heal up faster.

Also, Dr. Gregory at Precise Moves Chiropractic has Amino Neuro Frequency discs that when used can help the sinuses clear up fast. These discs are wearable for 72 hours and have shown amazing results!

Dr. Gregory, DC, CCEP, ANF Insructor

Don’t let stuffiness keep you from doing things you love. Take care of yourself, you only have one body!

How does emotional stress lead to physical symptoms?

Deadlines, long hours, commute, family obligations all lead to emotional stress

Have you struggled with depression? Panic Attacks? Chronic Stress? Every have pressure in your stomach? Acid Reflux? Heart Burn?

Solar Plexus is located right under your ribs and can be the epicenter of our emotions. This is known as the 3rd Chakra. This is the largest autonomic nerve center in the abdominal cavity. These nerves manage a plethora of vital functions like adrenal secretion, intestinal motility and efficiency of internal organs. The inability of releasing emotional stress leads to malfunction and illness. Emotional blockages lead to physical blockages and inflammation leading to diseases.  

Look at the rate of auto-immune diseases, bowel and intestinal issues, allergies and other illnesses that were not as common in the past, showing high increases with little explanation of why they are occurring.

Here are some physical symptoms that have been shown to be caused or elevated by emotional factors:

  • Heart disease:  Type A personalities have a higher risk of high blood pressure and heart issues.
  • Asthma: It has been shown that a parent’s chronic stress may increase the risk of asthma in their offspring
  • Obesity: Stress causes cortisol to increase and increases fat in the adbomen.  When people are stressed, they also try and forget such stress by eating
  • Diabetes: stress levels increase glucose levels which creates problems with diabetes.
  • Headaches: Tension and Migraines are caused by inflammation triggered by stress
  • Depression/Anxiety: Highly stressful jobs have shown an 80% higher risk of eventually having issues with depression than those with lower stressed jobs. 
  • Gastrointestinal problems: Heartburn, Reflux, GERD, IBS, Crohn’s, Diverticulitis etc all have an emotional element of accelerating symptoms.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease: Brain lesions have been found to grow more quickly leading to this disease.
  • Aging quickly: One study has shown that the DNA of mothers that were under high amounts of stress had been effected and their chomosomes accelerated 9-17 years than mothers with lower amounts of stress.
  • Premature death: Caregivers that are looking after their spouses were shown in one study to have a 63% higher rate of death than those who were not caregivers.  
We can help you be the best you!

Chiropractic helps alleviate stress in the body, increase immune and  help the body heal by allowing your system to start going to parasympathetic status (rest and regenerate).  

Breathing and meditation are also very important for your health and mind.  IGA levels are increased with meditation.  This is an immune response that helps fight off bacterial and viruses leading to ill health.  This is why it is so necessary to meditate.  

When meditating, think of gratitude! Even if you have not gotten what you are showing gratitude for, keep thinking it and you would be surprised at what happens.  Positive thoughts lead to health and vitality, Negative thoughts can influence the body the other way.  Treat yourself well and you will reap the rewards!

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Dr. Amie Gregory is teaching a 4 day workshop March 23-26, 2019.  Find out more here: https://www.anfcourses.com/redwood-city-ca-course-1-and-2-march-23-26th-2019.

This therapy can bring your healing to a whole new level!

If you are a patient and want to experience what this can do, give us a call.  We would love to meet you!

How does Amino Neuro Frequency Therapy work?
Amino Neuro Frequency Therapy consists of thin circular discs that are applied directly on the skin. They transmit neuro frequencies through the neurons in the body. The nervous system picks up these frequencies, starting a self-healing and self-regulating process.
By improving the signalling directly at the cellular level, without the use of chemicals or equipment, the results are not only faster, they are without side effects.

 

Ibuprofen can be harmful

Ibuprofen is commonly used for pain and is easily obtained. Many adults who use ibuprofen and other so-called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs over use the drug increasing risk of serious side effects. It can be pretty damaging to the internal organs and may not be discovered until it is pretty serious or sometimes fatal.

About 15% of adults taking ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or other NSAIDs like aspirin, naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib (Celebrex), meloxicam (Mobic) and diclofenac (Voltaren) exceeded the maximum recommended daily dose for these drugs, the study found.

When patients some to see me for the first time and are in serious pain, they often times are taking ibuprofen several times a day to help them get through the day.

“NSAIDs are among the most commonly used medicines in the US and worldwide,” said lead study author Dr. David Kaufman of Boston University.

“These drugs can have serious side effects, including gastrointestinal bleeding, infertility and heart attacks and are often taken without notice to doctors because most are easily available over-the-counter. Anyone buying over the counter drugs are told what dosage to take on the label but many choose their own dosage and are unaware of the dosing limits and far exceed what should be taken.

In a Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety study, 1,326 people who reported taking ibuprofen in the previous month completed online medication diaries every day for one week.

All of the participants took ibuprofen during the diary week and 87 percent of them only used over-the-counter, or nonprescription, versions.

Overall, 55 percent of participants took ibuprofen at least three days during the week and 16 percent took it every day.

In addition to ibuprofen, 37 percent of the participants reported taking at least one other NSAID during the week, most often aspirin or naproxen. Less than half of them recognized that all of the products they were taking were NSAIDs. So they are doubling their dosage.

One thing to keep in mind is that the study only focused on recent and current ibuprofen users, which may not reflect what doses might be typical for sporadic or chronic users.

“I believe that the message sent to the consumer when these drugs are widely available in convenience stores and gas stations is that these drugs are safe and you can use them safely for pain relief — thus no need for reading the label,” Gislason, said by email.

Even when people do read the label, they may still ignore it because there is rarely any advertising or news articles showing damage from overuse.

“If the recommended dosage does not give sufficient pain relief, it is easier to take more pills than seeking professional advice from a healthcare person or doctor,” Gislason added.

While doctors may prescribe NSAIDs for some muscle and joint disorders and certain other health problems, these drugs aren’t appropriate for many of the reasons that patients may buy them at the drugstore, said Dr. Liffert Vogt of the Academic Medical Center at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

“For occasional use, acetaminophen (again in the right dose) is a much safer option and very efficacious as a painkiller,” Vogt added. “But we know that many people use NSAIDs for indications other than pain, such as flu, allergies, fever – and there is no medical base that indicates that NSAIDs or acetaminophen are of any use under these circumstances.”

“Drugs can be dangerous. They interact with every enzyme, cell in your body. I don’t think people think of this when they are taking a pill or medication, they just want the symptom to go away but forget about the affect on the rest of the body. Your organs are stressed and strained from ingesting something that is not natural to the system.” – Dr. Amie Gregory, DC, CCEP

With all of this information, why not try something natural that can alleviate pain and keep the rest of you body healthy? Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Acupuncture and Massage Therapy can help a great many physical problems and keep them at bay. These are natural approaches that have been working for hundreds of years.  Most chiropractors are well versed in nutrition, exercise, holistic supplements and healthy lifestyle. This will lead to a healthier you without the use of drugs.

Pharmaceuticals if used safely can help in emergency situations and extreme pain but keep in mind there is no substitute for the natural healing powers that your body has. Taking care of yourself takes time and effort. It is a process just like losing weight, exercise and diet. We can help guide you through this process.

What to expect from us

At Precise Moves Chiropractic we strive to get you in tip top shape.  We do what your body needs.  All our treatments are tailored just for you!  This means, we may prescribe an exercise program, offer nutritional advice, Neuro Kinetic therapy, Amino Neuro Frequency therapy or whatever else we need to utilize to get you better and stay better! Oh and of course top notch chiropractic care!

We offer innovative non-invasive analysis of your body which not only detects anything that may be waiting to impede your body’s function, but helps us track and alter your treatments when needed.  This is full body care that not only helps you with any symptoms you may be experience but keep you able to do the things you love to do!

So why see us?  Because we understand the body and can guide you in every facet of health.

 

Several ways scar tissue can lead to musculoskeletal problems

Scars from old injuries surgeries (procedures) are over looked quite a bit after they have “healed”. Your skin is the largest organ and is very complicated as is much of the human body. After closing, the tissue can inhibit proper movement of the body leading to pain and injuries.

Normal muscle fibers run parallel to each other in a neat and orderly fashion. When scar tissue happens it is in a haphazard pattern. Just like a scar on the outside of your skin there are fibers inside your body that can not be seen. All scar tissue is knotty and twisted. So, if you have had a C-section, athletic injury or car accident injury, wherever that scar is can create improper movement of the kinetic chain it is attached to. This means, if you have had a C-Section, it can affect your core and even your Glutes since they move with the core as well.

Scar tissue is not elastic and will not move with the muscles as easily as did pre-injury. Because of its effect on movement, it will effect the joints which may lead to future complications.

After surgeries or injuries scar tissue is usually a bit sensitive. It will become less sensitive but just because you can’t feel it on the scar during a workout, does not mean that it can’t hurt you.

Chronic pain around the scar tissue should be treated by a doctor, and that is where I come in. We can do releases to the scar and test any weak muscle or joint to see how movement has been changed and enhanced. We can also accelerate healing with our Amino Neuro Frequency therapy, cold laser or other methods for natural and safe healing and keep you getting better and well.

We are located in downtown Redwood City and would love to meet you!
Precise Moves Chiropractic Wellness and Sports
(650) 353-1133
www.precisemoves.com

Why people have misconceptions of chiropractors

Chiropractic was discovered in 1895.  This was a new, natural method of helping people generate the innate healing properties of the human body.  Symptoms would start going away naturally without drugs or surgery by the use of feeling the spine and creating movement in areas that were stuck or as chiropractors call it “subluxated”.   This approach was gaining recognition and getting results.

Because of this, the medical community was losing money as well as pharmaceutical companies who make money from people needing to take drugs for long periods of time or even for life.

So how did chiropractors start getting a reputation of being “quacks” or selling snake oil?  Well, chiropractic started to expand and people started spreading the word about the benefits of this alternative and natural process.  This resulted in persecution and conspiracy in the late 60’s through the early 70’s by the American Medical Association (AMA).

The AMA launched a covert campaign to “contain and eliminate the chiropractic profession” (that is the actual terminology used by the AMA to describe the campaign). The AMA distributed what were called “Quack Packs” to new medical students describing how dangerous chiropractors are, and that they are killing patients with their treatments which was untrue. They made it illegal for a medical doctor to associate with a chiropractor in any way (including hospitals, etc.); if they associated with a chiropractor, they could lose their license.

If this is hard for you to believe, please review the actual paperwork where the AMA was sued for an “illegal boycott” of the chiropractic profession.  It is named Wilk v. AMA. The AMA lost the case and all appeals. Here s information that came from those documents:

In the early 1960s, the AMA decided to contain and eliminate chiropractic as a profession. In 1963 the AMA’s Committee on Quackery was formed. The committee worked aggressively — both overtly and covertly — to eliminate chiropractic. One of the principal means used by the AMA to achieve its goal was to make it unethical for medical physicians to professionally associate with chiropractors. Under Principle 3 of the AMA’s Principles of Medical Ethics, it was unethical for a physician to associate with an “unscientific practitioner,” and in 1966 the AMA’s House of Delegates passed a resolution calling chiropractic an unscientific cult. To complete the circle, in 1967 the AMA’s Judicial Council issued an opinion under Principle 3 holding that it was unethical for a physician to associate professionally with chiropractors.

The AMA’s purpose was to prevent medical physicians from referring patients to chiropractors and accepting referrals of patients from chiropractors, to prevent chiropractors from obtaining access to hospital diagnostic services and membership on hospital medical staffs, to prevent medical physicians from teaching at chiropractic colleges or engaging in any joint research, and to prevent any cooperation between the two groups in the delivery of health care services.

They also mentioned during the trial of chiropractors as “competition”.

Competition between medical physicians and chiropractors was recognized by Dr. Joseph A. Sabatier, a member of the Committee on Quackery and a former defendant in this case, as early as 1964. At one point, Dr. Sabatier stated, “it would be well to get across that the doctor of chiropractic is stealing [the young medical physician’s] money.”

Here is a link that shows the data for this case:

https://www.leagle.com/decision/19872136671FSupp1465_11917/WILK%20v.%20AMERICAN%20MEDICAL%20ASS’N

So why does the general population still sometimes think that chiropractors are quacks or shysters?  Well, there was plenty of media published by the AMA to the general public that still is believed today.  Here is an example:

Medicine’s opposition to chiropractic was at its strongest under the leadership of Morris Fishbein. Fishbein, served as Secretary of the American Medical Association (AMA) from 1924 to 194.  He lead a 25 year anti-chiropractic campaign in both professional publications and the public media.  Fishbein called chiropractors “rabid dogs” and referred to them as “playful and cute… but killers.” He tried to portray chiropractors as members of an unscientific cult, caring about nothing but taking their patients’ money.  I still hear this from people today.  This couldn’t be farther from the truth.  Chiropractic care is way more affordable than years of pharmaceuticals and surgery.

In 1949, Fishbein was no longer associated with the AMA but the AMA continued its anti-chiropractic campaign.  In 1971, H. Doyle Taylor, the Director of the AMA Department of Investigation, and Secretary of its Committee on Quackery (COQ), submitted a memo to the AMA Board of Trustees stating:

“Since the AMA Board of Trustees decision, at its meeting on November 2-3, 1963, to establish a Committee on Quackery, the Committee has considered its prime mission to be, first, the containment of chiropractic and ultimately, the elimination of chiropractic.”

Personally, when I was a youth in the 80s I heard this propaganda and would not see a chiropractor until my sister experienced headaches for days and weeks at a time.  She tried drugs, physical therapy and other western medicine doctors with no relief.  She tried chiropractic apprehensively but felt like she had little option.  She stated that after one visit “my pain decreased in half”.  She was my big sister and I trusted her so after an athletic injury I went to a chiropractor for relief and got it quickly and easily so I decided to investigate and fell in love with this natural way of healing and decided to become a chiropractor.

We get a lot of people dis-crediting us because we are not MDs.  That is right, we are not.  We are doctors who have a specialty just like a dentist, podiatrist, osteopath.  Our philosophy and outlook on how the body operates and heals sometimes differs from MDs.  We treat and understand the body as a unit and not as parts.  Not everyone responds the same to specific modalities or techniques and not everyone wants the same treatment.  We offer alternatives when other methods are not working.

I personally see MDs, acupuncturists as well as holistic healers.  All have a different affect on patients and all offer different angles of healing.  What chiropractors do works.  If you ever read chiropractic reviews, they are normally pretty positive.  It is a shame that so many people have heard disparaging statements about what we do.  Even in the case of a bad experience with a chiropractor, that doesn’t mean the whole profession is bad or unethical.  MDs can sometimes hurt patients, does this mean the whole profession is bad and should be avoided?  If you get one bad haircut does that mean all hair dressers are not qualified and you should never get another haircut?

Chiropractors have worked hard to continue to grow our reputation and help others to see the benefits of allowing your nervous system to maintain its health and keep the body functioning and normalizing.  Our nervous system is connected to every body part (showed in every medical resource) and needs to work in the best way it can to keep our body healthy.

I hope this clears up any doubt you have about our profession that I love and cherish so much.

 

 

 

When I chiropractor says I am subluxated, what does that mean?

The word “subluxated” is used by many chiropractors.  According to the dictionary, the definition is “a partial dislocation” or “a slight misalignment of the vertebrae, regarded in chiropractic theory as the cause of many health problems”.  

Everyone has heard of a “dislocation”.  This is very painful and can be debilitating.  Well, a subluxation is a bit less painful at first but if left untreated, in time it can lead to pain and body dysfunction.

Your spine and spinal nerves send signals to specific areas and effect certain organs.  Keeping them working optimal keeps you at your best!

Here is an informative video to explain what a Subluxation is:

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