Testimonial From A Friend w/ Gall Bladder Problems That I Helped

Vittoria – so I think you remember, and I want to THANK YOU for all your advice regarding gall bladder cleaning – I want to post about this too on Facebook and thank you, if that is OK – I had the six month followup on my gall bladder – and while I am not 100% clean, my doctor said he had never seen such rapid improvement – which he said had to be the diet on top of the Ursodial medicine – the scans are just incredible – from a gall bladder full of sludge and stones, to one with such a scattering of tiny sparkles, remnants of what was there and no edema or wall swelling and no issues with the bile ducts – I am still going to continue with ursodial another 6 months at least, and of course, olive oil, artichoke, healthy fats, mostly vegetarian and fish – but really the changes are incredible and what should take two years, took about 6 months – really thank you – Mike

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A NYC Applied Kinesiologist Moves Her Practice To W.23rd ST

As Of Thursday, March 1st, Dr. Vittoria Repetto
will be seeing patients at
455 W. 23rd St. #1E (between 9th & 10 Ave)
Our Phone number will be 212-431-3724
We will have closed the office at 285 West Broadway

Office hours are Mon & Thurs 2pm – 8pm and Sat 2pm – 7pm

As the building,we are  in is called London Terrace, the name of our Facebook page has been changed to London Terrace Chiropractic & Applied Kinesiology

http://www.facebook.com/pages/London-Terrace-Chiropractic-Applied-Kinesiology/109622855768202

The new site does have a flexion-distraction table which allows me to open up and relax my patient’s spine more esp great for those  w/ disc or spinal stenosis problems .

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A NYC Chiropractor/Applied Kinesiologist Asks: Are Supplements Really Harmful or Was the Study Flawed?

Lately we have heard of a medical research study in the Oct 2011 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine talking about use of supplements and death rate among more than 38,000 older women enrolled in the Iowa Women’s Health Study. The study reported the possibility of a slightly increased risk of death among women who took multivitamins and other supplements, including vitamin B6, folic acid, iron, magnesium, zinc and copper. The researchers also found a reduced risk of cancer and death associated with taking calcium supplements.

First, this study was based on the recall of the women who took part. They were asked in three separate years, 1986, 1997 and 2004, to fill out a 16-page questionnaire on their supplement use and the frequency with which they ate 127 different food items. In these kinds of studies, there’s no way to verify the accuracy of participants’ recall. These types of study are observational in nature, it doesn’t tell us anything about cause and effect. Indeed, the most the researchers could say in their conclusion was that taking certain supplements “may be associated” with an increased death rate.

The strongest association seen was between iron supplements and mortality rates. This doesn’t surprise me as a daughter of someone who had iron overload. I have for years only recommended iron for menstruating women and a low dosage at that. Iron is one of the few minerals we cannot eliminate (except through blood loss or blood donation), and accumulations in the body can rise to toxic levels. Iron is an oxidizing agent that can increase the risk of cancer, diabetes, liver problems, arthritis and heart disease. Please see http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/hematology_and_oncology/iron_overload/primary_hemochromatosis.html and http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/hematology_and_oncology/iron_overload/secondary_iron_overload.html Men and post menopausal women should not take iron in their supplements unless they have had blood tests showing they are iron deficient.

And I have questions about the rest of the study’s findings. We don’t know the dosages or quality of the supplements the women took which can have different absorption rates and bioavailability in the body. Vitamins/minerals like Vitamin B6 or zinc for example can be helpful taken at the right dosages but very harmful if you take too much. And bioavailabity can be affected for example by the source of the supplement and fillers in the supplement.

What do we know? We know that between 14 to 17 percent of the women were smokers; seven to 13 percent of the women were on hormone replacement therapy  and between 35 and 38 percent had high blood pressure. So generalizing about this group is questionable since the women were not completely healthy to begin with.

So in my opinion the study was flawed and pointed to something any nutritionally knowledgeable doctor (unfortunately MD’s get very little training in nutrition) should know which is too much iron will make you sick and in time kill you.

So please talk to a doctor who has had nutritional training (that includes chiropractors, naturopaths and osteopaths or an MD who has taken additional studies in nutrition) about taking a good quality vitamin/mineral supplement that would be right for you.

© 2012-Dr. Vittoria Repetto

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Why Maintenance Chiropractic & AK Care?

Many people have found that after regaining their health through chiropractic care, they can maintain health by regular check-ups. And it is easier to maintain health than to regain it once lost. Chiropractic care with applied kinesiology offers the best opportunity to maintain health because it works with the triad of health:  Structure, Chemical & Mental (Emotional). 

The triad of health represents three areas where health dysfunction may develop to cause health problems. Because nearly all major health problems develop for many years before symptoms appear and the problem is discovered, it is important to have a system to find dysfunction before symptoms develop. Applied kinesiology is such a system. First, lets look at the three areas of the triad of health: Structure, Chemical & Mental (Emotional)

Structure: Structural imbalance may occur at any time in our modern environment. For example: Rather than getting good exercise by walking to work most of us ride the subway to work. Once there, we do a lot of sitting. This can cause a weakening and very oft en an imbalance of muscle structure, in turn affects the bodys structural balance. Even those who do a lot of physical work, keeping their muscles in excellent tone, are subjected to great structural stresses throughout the day, e.g., the forklift operator who gets jarred all day. Sometimes an injury occurs from lifting or from something as simple as bumping ones head. The pain goes away shortly but there may be residual problems causing functional imbalance. Often a simple problem causes a weakness that sets up a distortion that allows another stress to cause an additional functional problem such as a spasm in the low back causing a weakness in the Psoas muscle which in turn may cause a problem w/ our walking or breathing via its association w/ the diaphragm muscle. Structural imbalance creates health problems in many ways, especially through interference with normal nerve function via pressure on the nerve root at the spinal level or at the muscle spindles or golgi tendons.

Chemical: We live in a modern chemical environment. Pollution, preservatives in foods, artificial food products, and drugs put a tremendous strain on the organs and glands of our bodies. Even if we eat organic foods, the fact that they may be picked prior to the ripening process in order to facilitate shipping across the country or that our soil is missing important nutrients compared to 50 yrs ago. Some diets such as the typical meat & potato American diet or Atkins may contain too much saturated fat or too much iron or not enough fiber; vegan or vegetarian diets may not contain enough vitamin B12; too much soy may be contributing to a sluggish thyroid or too much roughage may be decreasing your absorption of nutrients. Or we have food allergies that affects the absorption of nutrients and allows the passage of toxic materials via an injured gut lining. All these factors may be contributing from some type of nutritional problem.

Mental (Emotional): In our distant past, most stressors were related to battling w/ the environment or producing food and fighting dangerous animals or an enemy; and these stressors were dealt w/ physical activity helping keep the body in harmony. Today we are faced with mental problems as the kids not getting along with the neighbors, problems at work, financial worries, or conflicts with an individual. These are problems that cannot be fought physically, the effect often a hormonal imbalance, and it in turn creates a neurologic imbalance. Fortunately applied kinesiology, in combination with other diagnostic procedures, can find health problems just beginning to develop before they cause an actual disease. The glandular system, out of balance as a result of mental stress, can be returned to normal by nutritional supplementation and neurologic treatment via neuro-lympathic, neuro-vascular and acupressure points.

Structural stresses that accumulate from our imbalanced type of living can be restored to normal via spinal, extremity or cranial adjustments and muscle balancing.

Chemical imbalances in the form of dietary deficiencies (or overload) can be found and corrected either by supplements or a change in our diet or homeopathics. Detrimental chemical factors can be identified and, as much as possible, eliminated from our environment.

Maintenance health care varies for different individuals. Factors that must be considered in determining the frequency of your health care visits are: 1. The current level of your health; 2. Age; 3. Congenital weaknesses such as a congenital short leg; 4. Stress that cannot be eliminated, such as living in the city. 5. Nutritional status 6. Habits

Remember what you do today will affect your health five, ten, and even twenty years from now.

@2010 – Dr Vittoria Repetto

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Standard Blood Tests Shows Applied KinesiologyTesting for Food Allergies/Sensitivities Works

Here is a research paper  http://www.theuplink.com/Papers1/Correlation%20of%20AK%20Mucscle%20testing%20paper.pdf from the International Journal of Neuroscience correlating Applied Kinesiology  manual muscle testing for food allergies and sensitivities with serum immunoglobulin tests for food allergies and sensitivities.

In other words, the results of an AK testing for food allergies and sensitivities were proven correct by standard blood tests.

For more information on the proper way to use Applied Kinesiology manual muscle testing for food allergies and sensitivities, please click on  https://drvittoriarepetto.wordpress.com/2010/01/17/the-correct-way-to-do-nutritional-evaluation-by-muscle-testing-in-applied-kinesiology/ and https://drvittoriarepetto.wordpress.com/2010/05/15/it%e2%80%99s-not-a-food-allergy-maybe-it%e2%80%99s-a-food-intolerance/

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A NYC Chiropractor Recommends How to Do A Healthy Liver Detox.

A NYC Chiropractor Recommends How to Do A Healthy Liver Detox.

I have this big old liver spot on my left hand, it’s on Large Intestine point 4 and I’ve had it since I was 28 yrs old (I’m 60 now) and it is the result of a badly constructed “liver detox”

The liver detox was one involving drinking only apple juice and doing enemas for 3 days and we are still seeing this type of cleanse or detox in various reincarnations and they all involve depriving oneself of nutrients which does a lot more hurt than good.

Let me explain: the liver is the major way that our bodies remove toxins like heavy metals, industrial compounds and pollutants that can be associated w/ fatigue, muscle pain and weakness, cancer, headaches, nerve degeneration, headaches, rashes, loss of memory, etc.

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The liver does this in two Phases; Phase 1 involves oxidation and Phase 2 involves conjugation.

Oxidation involves using oxygen and enzymes to turn a toxin (most toxins are fat-soluble) into a water-soluble substance so they can be more easily executed by the liver or kidneys. Foods that can help Phase 1 do its job are cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and kale, oranges, caraway seeds; nutrients that help are Vitamin C  & E , zinc, selenium and cooper  Milk thistle and members of the thistle family like artichokes help the Phase 1 process.

However the product of this Phase 1 can be even more toxic so the liver needs to process the Phase 1 via a Phase 2 process called conjugation. Conjugation involves combining the oxidized compounds w/ sulfur, amino acids (building block of protein) and organic acids  and  methylation  via Vitamin B12, choline & folic acid and generation of glutathione via N-acetylcysteine so  toxic products can be executed in the bile which then leaves the body via the large intestine.

Phase 2 is helped by adequate protein  as found in nuts, seeds, beans, meat, fish , eggs and dairy, alliums  as found in garlic, onions, citrus, cruciferous vegetables, bioflavonoids as found in peppers, celery, carrots oregano, rosemary, olive oil, pomegranates, and cruciferous vegetables.

Medium chain triglycerides, mono-unsaturated fats, Vitamin B1, B2, niacin, B5 and magnesium help with the energy production needed to perform these tasks

And of course, the body needs to have adequate fiber in order to move these toxins out of the body quickly before they are reabsorbed.

So you can see that water or juice fasts are harmful to the body as they deplete the body of the nutrients need for a healthy detoxification.

I now do  a “spring cleaning –liver detox” week in which only foods that are organic /glass fed, etc are eaten  and I add a liver support program that has all the Phase 1 and Phase nutrients (from Metagenics  https://drvittoriarepetto.metagenics.com/ultraclear that my liver needs  for detoxification.

For patients who have altered detoxification function may be due to genetic predisposition, a history of chronic nutrient insufficiency, and/or toxin overload, which can result in a build-up of stored toxins and a subsequent increase in symptoms and/or tissue damage, I recommend: https://drvittoriarepetto.metagenics.com/ultraclear-plus

 

And I know that I (or my patients) will not be getting any more big old liver spots from a badly constructed liver detox.

 © 2011-Dr. Vittoria Repetto

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How a NYC Applied Kinesiologist Uses Neurovascular Pts for Better Physical and Emotional Wellbeing.

First what are neurovascular points?

Neurovascular points are points discovered in the 1930’s by chiropractor Dr. Terence Bennett. He had found via x-ray fluoroscope that stimulating these points would increase blood circulation to the organs that were associated with these points. The increased blood flow would increase the flow of nutrients and O2 to the associated organ and have the positive effect of improving the function of the associated organ.

Dr. George Goodheart who founded Applied Kinesiology took up Bennett’s work and noticed that the points could also turn weak muscles on. Dr. Goodheart then observed that many internal organs had reflex connections in the muscles and joints and along with a cross reference via the Chinese acupuncture system that certain muscles were associated w/ certain organs

Neurovascular points are mainly located on the face and head; they are stimulated by lightly pressing on the point until you feel a pulse and as most of these points have a right and left side on the head (or face).you would keep on pressing until the pulses matched each other.

One of the most well known points is used in Emotional Release Technique. These points are associated with the Pectoralis Major muscle and the Stomach. These associations are interesting as in our culture we talk about getting our stomach in a knot or about having chest tightness when we are upset. The points are the first two bumps on our forehead; neurovascular_points

The technique is simple: think about what is bothering you as you hold these points and then make a statement as how you will solve the problem. For example, if you have anxiety about talking to someone who always makes you angry; think about why they make you angry and then make a statement such as “I will not let “name” make me angry, his issues are his and not mine” or something simpler. Say the statement out loud as you hold the pulse and keep on repeating the phase until you feel the pulses becoming equal.

Try it and let me know!

 © 2011-Dr. Vittoria Repetto

 

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