Artificial Sweeteners to Avoid

From the Desk of Dr. Kandilakis


Part 2: Artificial Sweeteners to Avoid
Artificial sweeteners are regulated by FDA, just as food additives are,
BUT this does not apply to products ‘generally recognized as safe”???.

Several Examples:
27. Saccharin: Carcinogen found to cause bladder cancer in rats. (Worst Offender)
28. Aspartame: An excitotoxin and thought to be a carcinogen. Can cause dizziness, headaches, blurred vision and stomach problems.
29. High fructose corn syrup: Sweetener made from corn starch. Made from genetically-modified corn. Causes obesity, diabetes, heart problems, arthritis and insulin resistance.
30. Acesulfame potassium: Used with other artificial sweeteners in diet sodas and ice cream. Linked to lung and breast tumors in rats.
31. Sucralose: Splenda. Can cause swelling of liver and kidneys and a shrinkage of the thymus gland.
32. Agave nectar: Sweetener derived from a cactus. Contains high levels of fructose, which causes insulin resistance, liver disease and inflammation of body tissues.
33. Bleached starch: Can be used in many dairy products. Thought to be related to asthma and skin irritations.
34. Tert butylhydroquinone: Used to preserve fish products. Could cause stomach tumors at high doses.

Not only are these chemicals toxic and potentially carcinogenic, THEY ARE STRONG FREE RADICALS that will destroy cell membranes as they pass through your body
…..A Free Radical is a Molecule that usually has an extremely strong charge or pull and can destabilize your cellular membranes.

This may also lead to LEAKY GUT (Little rips and tears in your intestinal lining). This lets everything into your capillaries causing an immune system that is very reactive and sometimes always “ON”.

This leads to, Autoimmune conditions, allergies, poor digestive function, brain fog…Chronic inflammation…. Should I go on????

If you are experiencing ANY of these symptoms make an appointment for a correct evaluation and EFFECTIVE Treatment

Dr. Kandilakis

Leaky Gut Diet Symptoms and Nutrition

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Overview of Leaky Gut Diet Symptoms and Nutrition
Leaky Gut
Leaky gut syndrome is a rapidly growing condition that millions of people are struggling with and don’t even know it. From the sound of it, you might think leaky gut syndrome only affects the digestive system, but in reality it can lead to many other health conditions.
According to research, the cause of your food allergies, low energy, joint pain, thyroid disease, autoimmune conditions and slow metabolism could be leaky gut symptoms progression.

If you are dedicated and serious about 
healing leaky gut and autoimmune disease, I need you to know about a recent study that IDs seven food additives that trigger leaky gut, or at the very least contribute to the condition.

Tight junctions that protect the intestinal mucosa become damaged and leaky gut results and autoimmune diseases arise . This allows bacteria, toxins, allergens and carcinogens that normally protect the gut and immune system to leaky through and set off autoimmune diseases.

So what, exactly, is leaky gut? Known in the medical literature for more than 100 years as “intestinal permeability,” in my opinion, many modern doctors don’t know how to ID and treat leaky gut. That’s a shame because it’s believed to be at the root of which is at the root of many diseases. Signs and symptoms you have leaky gut include inflammation, joint pain, inflammatory skin disorders and rashes, food allergies and sensitivities and all sorts of other health problems including:
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Autism
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Eczema and psoriasis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS)
  • Type 1 diabetes
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call to make an appointment to be CORRECTLY Diagnosed and Effective Treatment.

Food Additives to Avoid


From the Desk of Dr. Kandilakis

These days, well over half of the foods that we can buy in a typical supermarket are pre-packaged or prepared. They need either no or minimal preparation before being ready to eat. However, there is a dark side to this convenience. Most of the foods on our shelves also contain chemicals and additives that are known to harm either the human body or laboratory animals. If they harm animals, they can harm you too. Most of the ingredients that you should avoid fall into one of three areas:  

Food additives, artificial sweeteners and artificial colors.   

Food Additives

Here are some Dangerous Lesser Discussed 
Part 1:  food additives…. 
 
Several examples: 
  1. Azodicarbonamide: Used in bagels and buns. Can cause asthma. 
  2. Potassium bromate: Added to breads to increase volume. Linked to cancer in humans. 
  3. Propyl gallate: Added to fat-containing products. Linked to cancer in humans 
  4. BHA/BHT: A fat preservative, used in foods to extend shelf life. Linked to cancerous tumor growth. 
  5. Propylene glycol: Better known as antifreeze. Thickens dairy products and salad dressing. Deemed ‘generally’ safe by FDA. 
 
Not only are these chemicals toxic and potentially carcinogenic, THEY ARE STRONG FREE RADICALS that will destroy cell membranes as they pass through your body 
…..A Free Radical is a Molecule that usually has an extremely strong charge or pull and can destabilize your cellular membranes. 
This may also lead to LEAKY GUT (Little rips and tears in your intestinal lining).  This lets everything into your capillaries causing an immune system that is very reactive and sometimes always “ON”.    
This leads to, Autoimmune conditions, allergies, poor digestive function, brain fog…Chronic inflammation…. Should I go on???? 
If you are experiencing ANY of these symptoms make an appointment for a correct evaluation and EFFECTIVE Treatment. 
 

Call our office today for your free consultation 847-236-1194.

Dr. Kandilakis 

Pilates on the Swiss Ball

Our Physical Therapist, Amy Alcorn, once again brings a fantastic program utilizing a Gym ball for various movements, range of motion, stability work for spine and shoulder, core work and stretching. She incorporates proper breathing and discussion on how to properly perform within your ability certain ranges of motion.

This video is approximately one hour in duration. This is accessible for all fitness levels and feel free to modify as needed. As always, contact your physician first before beginning any exercise program. Enjoy this exercise program!


Excercises for DOT drivers

While I have never been a truck driver, as someone who works with truck drivers I believe that I understand some of the demands involved. A lot of the drivers that I know are hard working guys who find little time to sleep let alone get in a workout, but their jobs are physically demanding. From the demands of taking care of the truck to the over use injuries that can result from driving for long periods of time, truckers are vulnerable to becoming injured which can prevent them from doing their job. For this reason, and because drivers need to maintain their health to pass their DOT Physical exams, I recommend drivers start an easy to perform exercise program, that they can do on a regular basis. In particular I recommend 3 different exercises. I recommend drivers do cervical retractions, lumbar bridges, and go for short walks.

Cervical Retractions

Neck injuries are common for truck drivers. This is often due to the position that they sit in for long periods of time and the vibrations of the road. To combat neck injuries cervical retractions strengthen the seldom used deep neck musculature. The great thing about this exercise is you can do it while in your truck. To perform sit up straight. While keeping your head in an upright position tuck your chin in as much as you can. Hold this position until you feel mild fatigue then release. Perform 3 sets of this exercise in a row.


Glute Bridge

Low back injuries are also very common to truck drivers. Again this can be due to being in the seated position for long periods of time and the road vibrations. Strengthening the muscles of the back prevents injuries to the area. Glute bridges are one of the best exercises to strengthen the muscles that support the core and low back.
To perform Lie on the floor, bend your knees, and place your feet flat on the floor. Keep your arms by your sides. Engage your glutes and lift your hips off the floor until they form a straight line with your knees and shoulders. Hold until you start to feel the onset of muscle fatigue then relax. Repeat for 3 sets.

Go for a short walk at least once per day of driving

This is the simplest exercise but does take a time commitment. I recommend walking at least 10 minutes a day and more optimally for 20 minutes. Walking while simple is very effective at maintain mobility. The longer you maintain mobility the better off you will be. This decreases your risk of developing injuries and can help you stay pain free. In addition walking does benefit the cardiovascular system. It can help to keep healthy, despite its simplicity.


- Dr. Alex Tauberg D.C. is the owner of Tauberg Chiropractic & Rehabilitation and performs
CDL DOT Medical Exams in Pittsburgh.
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