Dr. Fors Nutrition Clinical Updates

  1. Conquering Osteoarthritis in Clinical Practice

    According to the World Health Organization, degenerative joint disease (DJD) is one of the top 10 global disease burdens in the world today. Approximately 1 in 3 adults in the US between 25 and 74 years of age have radiological evidence of Osteoarthritis (OA) in at least one joint. In the US, 25% of all visits to primary care physicians and half of all NSAIDs prescriptions are for Osteoarthritis. However, degenerative joint disease is not an inevitable consequence of growing ol...  Read More!

  2. The Necessity of Nutrition in Modern Clinical Practice

    Patients have changed drastically, even over the last few decades. They are less active and tend to follow a diet of overconsumption and undernutrition. This creates the metabolic dysfunction of Insulin Resistance, Systemic Inflammation and Oxidative Stress that leads to our epidemic of: Obesity, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer and Diabetes.(1)(2) One out of every two Americans now has or is developing Insulin Resistance, which helps create this metabolic syndrome. ...  Read More!

  3. Understanding Metabolic Syndrome or Syndrome X Part I

    The most common reason someone seeks the care of a clinician is some form of recurring musculoskeletal pain. Specifically, insulin resistance, also known as syndrome X or metabolic syndrome, is the most common metabolic problem that individuals suffer from today. The metabolic changes that take place with insulin resistance are increased glucose intolerance, hyperinsulinemia; increased LDL's and decreased HDL's leading to increased risk for diabetes, obesity, hypertensio...  Read More!

  4. Understanding Metabolic Syndrome or Syndrome X Part II

    To properly treat metabolic syndrome, it is vital that you improve your patients' insulin sensitivity by having them eat foods with a low glycemic index. To begin, provide your patients with more information on low glycemic foods by having them utilize quality educational websites such as www.glycemicindex.com and www.whfoods.com. In addition, have your patients eat at least five servings of vegetable...  Read More!

  5. The Rediscovery of Vitamin D3

    One very vital component of a patient's metabolic tune-up, to heal chronic pain and promote wellness, is Vitamin D3. Many clinicians commonly overlook the newly rediscovered role in health and disease that this lowly hormone-like vitamin plays today. This is very troubling for those who suffer from chronic muscle and joint pain problems, for recent studies have shown clearly how low serum levels of Vitamin D are associated with chronic nonspecific musculoskeletal pain. However, ...  Read More!

  6. Understanding the Complexity of Hypothyroidism: Part 1

    Many patients live their lives suffering with low thyroid symptoms, especially women. The thyroid hormones control cellular metabolism, in fact, every cell in the body has a receptor for the thyroid hormone. Therefore, when the thyroid system is not working properly, the cells of your patients’ bodies and brains can slow down. This of course can create chronic symptoms of fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, depression, digestive problems, sugar cravings and cold hands and feet. Many indiv...  Read More!

  7. Systemic Inflammation, Pain and Degenerative Disease: Part I

    The inflammatory response serves to protect, defend, and repair our tissues. It begins by preparing damaged tissues for repair and initiating the healing process. Therefore, if your patients are taking drugs to inhibit the inflammatory healing response, such as NSAIDs and other anti-inflammatory drugs, they are actually inhibiting the healing process. If the inflammatory healing response of the musculoskeletal system goes beyond the usual six weeks, and causes recurrent pain fo...  Read More!

  8. Systemic Inflammation, Pain and Degenerative Disease: Part II

    A major factor in the formation of chronic inflammation in your patients’ tissues is the presence of free radicals occurring in greater abundance than the body's ability to remove them. This imbalanced condition is known as oxidative stress. The presence of oxidative stress in your patients’ myofascial tissues will automatically create an inflammatory response in their muscles and joints. This inflammatory response will then cause the release of more free radicals in the affect...  Read More!

  9. Proper DIGESTION, the Root of Good Health!

    Over 100 million individuals suffer from digestive disorders such as GERD, Gastritis, Peptic Ulcer, IBS, IBD and Colitis. Nearly 20 million adults are diagnosed each year with digestive disorders. Now a multibillion dollar a year business, there are more than 200 over-the-counter drugs for digestive complaints. Many of these over-the-counter and prescription medications only serve to create other digestive and general health problems. Why not offer your patients a more natural a...  Read More!

  10. Restoring Health by Improving Mitochondrial Function

    What if the muscle and brain cells of your patients were unable to produce sufficient levels of cellular ATP to handle their active and even stressful lifestyles? How would they feel? Muscle cells without adequate ATP become tender, achy and weak. It actually takes more ATP to relax muscle cells than it does to contract them. Therefore, when energy is insufficient, muscles become a mass of painful tight knots, unable to let go. These myofascial trigger points keep firing into t...  Read More!

  11. The Smoldering Fire of Chronic Pain and Disease

    As you well know, inflammation is not necessarily the “Bad Guy”. All healing begins with the much-feared and maligned inflammatory response, a response we try to stop in the U.S. by swallowing 30 billion OTC NSAIDs each year. This of course is misdirected since the inflammatory response allows the body to fight off infections, defeat cancerous cells or heal a sprain or a muscle strain. It is easy to recognize the signs of an acute inflammatory healing response in our patients; ...  Read More!

  12. Our Nervous Systems Under Siege! The Epidemic of ADHD, Autism, Depression Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Disease - Part I

    Why is it important for the doctor chiropractic to understand the importance of promoting neurologic health in today’s practice? Let's look at the facts. Today the most common mental health disorder in children is ADHD. In some cities, the incidence of ADHD has reached an astounding rate of 10% to 15% of school-age children.(1) Autism was relatively rare before 1990, after which its prevalence skyrocketed by three to five times. The rate of autistic spectrum disorder has now reac...  Read More!

  13. Restoring Your Patients' Health by Conquering Their Dysbiosis

    Most patients today have some overt signs or symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. Nearly 20 million adults are newly diagnosed with digestive disorders each year and over 100 million individuals suffer daily from digestive disorders such as: GERD, gastritis, peptic ulcer, IBS, IBD and colitis. Furthermore, research now links digestive dysfunction to disorders you see as a clinician on a daily basis, such as: chronic muscle and joint pain, arthritis, headaches, fibromyalgia, ...  Read More!

  14. The Diagnosis and Treatment of Male Andropause in Your Practice - Part I

    As your male patients pass the age of 40 they begin experiencing hormonal changes that inhibit their physical, sexual, and cognitive function. This process begins to accelerate after the age of 50 as notable symptoms can begin to manifest. The outward symptoms that are typical involve increased abdominal fat and decreased muscle mass, the hallmark of male hormone balance. Other common symptoms include depression, mental fogginess, difficulty concentrating, anxiety, decreased facial and...  Read More!

  15. The Diagnosis and Treatment of Male Andropause in Your Practice - Part II

    In my previous article, ‘The Diagnosis and Treatment of Male Andropause in Your Practice – Part One’ I laid the foundation for the understanding and diagnosis of male Andropause. Please refer to part one for any clarification on symptomatology and diagnostic criteria in the treatment of this very common disorder. The primary symptoms of Male Andropause include increased abdominal fat, decreased muscle mass, irritability, depression, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and decreased faci...  Read More!

  16. A Natural Approach to Menopausal Symptoms

    Perimenopause and Menopause are natural events that affect every woman at some point in life. It is a natural process and not an illness, however, approximately 2/3 of all women will develop menopausal symptoms. The most bothersome of these are the vasomotor symptoms of hot flushes and night sweats. For a long time hormone therapy was considered the first line of treatment for these symptoms. This is changing given the results of the Women's Health Initiative. Now, many women ...  Read More!

  17. Treating Adrenal Fatigue in Clinical Practice

    Chronic stress is slowly killing your patients. Over time it triggers detrimental effects in their body that will cause chronic disease. It is now estimated as much as 90% of the population is in some degree of adrenal stress. The adrenal glands sitting over the kidneys play a significant role in the body, secreting more than 50 hormones necessary for life. The adrenal glands respond to stress by short-term secretion of norepinephrine, DHEA and cortisol to help navigate a limited stressful ev...  Read More!

  18. Our Nervous Systems Under Siege! The Epidemic of ADHD, Autism, Depression Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Disease - Part II

    Do you treat brain health issues? You are if you see patients who have reoccurring pain or mood issues. The primary reason anyone sees a Health Practitioner is because of pain. A study in JMPT found that nearly 80% of all patients treated by a Chiropractor were being seen for a problem previously treated by that same Chiropractor; i.e. chronic or recurrent conditions.(1) Individuals with reoccurring low back pain on a functional MRI show sensitization of five brain regions invo...  Read More!

  19. Managing High Blood Pressure

    The leading cause of death today, out-pacing all others, is cardiovascular and cerebral vascular disease, claiming well over three quarters of a million individuals each year! One of the primary risk factors for vascular disease is uncontrolled hypertension. Sadly, more than 1 in 3 adults have high blood pressure and 1/3 of them don’t know it! Surprisingly only 27% of Americans with diagnosed hypertension are effectively controlling their blood pressure.(1) There are multiple r...  Read More!

  20. Controlling Blood Glucose Levels

    According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 2 out of 3 adults and 1 out of 3 children in the United States are overweight or obese, and these numbers continue to climb. Our ‘Standard American Diet’, high in refined carbohydrates and sugars, is creating a modern plague of obesity and Type-2 Diabetes. There are nearly 21 million Americans suffering from Diabetes and the National Institute of Health estimates that as many as one-third of these individuals are unaw...  Read More!

  21. The Epidemic of Adrenal Drive Syndrome

    It is now estimated as much as 90% of the population is in some degree of adrenal stress. Research has established a strong body of evidence that chronic stress is slowly killing our patients. Over time stress triggers detrimental effects in the body that will cause chronic disease. It is estimated that 75-90% of visits to primary care physicians are related to stress – either acutely or because of chronic problems associated with stress. Therefore, it is vital that we support our patients’ stress... Read More!

  22. Wax-Matrix Extended Release Niacin and Lipid Management

    Heart disease and strokes are now at epidemic levels throughout the Western world. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and a major cause of disability. Every 25 seconds, an American will have a heart attack, and every minute someone dies from it (Circulation 2011; 123). Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and the first symptom of any heart disease in over half of these men is death itself. Combined, heart attacks and strokes... Read More!