Saturday 3/12/11: the office will open at 11 AM instead of 10 AM. Dr. Riggs has to do a relicensing teleseminar from 8-11
Thursday 3/31/11 and Friday 4/1/11 and Saturday 4/2/11: The office will be closed. Dr. Riggs will be out those three days. If an emergency go to the emergency room:
HEALTHY EATINGEating healthy is a challenge in modern society with all the fast food restaurants, our busy lifestyle and our time constraints. However, the highly processed food market appears to contribute heavily to our national obesity epidemic. A recent article by Dr. Alex Vasquez (DC, ND, DO) has suggested a supplemented form of the paleolithic/mediterranean diet. The paleolithic diet is the diet eaten by our ancestors when they were hunter/gatherers. The mediterranean diet is considered to be very heart healthy.
What does the diet recommend? Here are the components. As a side note, I have been following the diet and have lost 23 pounds since January.
- Emphasis on fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and berries and lean proteins such as chicken, fish, lean meats, soy, and eggs. This is a high anti-oxidant, high fiber and anti-cancer oriented diet.
- Soy and whey protein isolates (anti-cancer, heart protective, mood enhancing).
- Avoids: potatoes, starchy vegetables, wheat, grains including rice (due to high glycemic index and load). Avoid wheat, barley, rye (high glycemic index and gluten sensitivity)
- Forbids: colas.sodas, processed foods and manufactured foods.
- Supplemented with multi-vitamin and minerals with limitation of 10000 IU of vitamin A in childbearing age women. Helps reduce inflamation and is health promoting.
- Vitamin D3: 4000 IU although some respond better to 10000 IU.
- Fatty Acid Supplementation:
- ALA (omega 3 flaxseed), EPA (omega 3 -fish oil), DHA (omega 3 fish oil, algae), GLA (omega 6-borage oil), EPO (black currant seed oils), Oleic acid (flax and borage seed oil).
- Olive oil for salads and cooking (omega 9- oleic acid + other anti-inflammatory/anti-cancer phytonutrients).
- Improves diabetic neuropathy, respiratory distress, Chron's, lupus, RA, cardiovascular disease, eczema, migrains, depression, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, MS.
- Good bacteria and yeast (probiotics), prebiotics (fiber, arabinogalactin, inulin), and fermented foods (kefir and yogurt if not allergic to milk).
- Advantages-restores the gut microbial balance.
- 12mg/d is consistent with intake in countries like Japan
- Antioxidant, antimicrobial, mucolytic, immunosupportive, anti-estrogen and anti-cancer.