Healthy reset, Balancing Protein and Vegetables

Hey guys, Doctor Christopher Hood from Hood Chiropractic. We last talked about how to reset your health by cutting out processed food, you then asked, “well then, what do I eat?” So, here’s the percentages. When you stop eating processed food and start eating real food, 60-80% of your diet should come from vegetables. Now the darker the green, like green leafy vegetables, the better. And the reason is, we’re trying to clear out the impurities in your body. Green vegetables have something in them called chlorophyll. chlorophyll is the opposite of what hemoglobin is in your blood. Hemoglobin carries oxygen to your tissues. Green leafy vegetables have chlorophyll in them, if you’ve studies photosynthesis you realize photosynthesis is the process in which plants take carbon dioxide and create oxygen for you to live on. When you have a lot of vegetables in your system that chlorophyll is actually cleaning your body of radicals, it’s getting the carbon dioxide out and you expelling it as waste. But it’s actually helping your body process and get healthier faster. So, the reason for vegetables (the darker the green the better) savages CO2 and waste and helps clean your system out. You see all these people detoxes and liver cleanses and starving themselves for thirty days. You don’t need to do all that. You can for other reasons but if you’re just looking to get healthy and build your health at the majority of your diet in green leafy vegetables. 60-80% starts to clean your body out. And you’ll realize that if you cut out processed food and sugars, then you’re not as addicted to that after a couple of weeks and vegetables will start to taste good.
Now where protein is concerned, I recommend 20% or less in protein. So, 80% veggies and 20% protein. If you want to watch a great informational video, the video Forks Over Knives talks about the fact that when people start eating a higher percentage of protein in their diet compared to vegetables their cancer rates go up. So, this is documented research from a couple of different medical studies. So, what I say is 20% or protein or less and 60-80% in green leafy vegetables. I really wanted to elaborate on why we need protein and vegetables because I think if you understand the logic you will be more willing to do it and its easier.
It is a pleasure to serve you guys. I’m doctor Christopher hood from hood chiropractic and God bless.

The Thyroid Gland

Hey guys, Doctor Christopher Hood, we are in nutritional month. We already went over the general overview, we talked about brain body connection, and we also talked about the gallbladder. Today we’re going to talk about the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is overlooked in both men and women, most people are concerned about it only because it affects the gaining of weight, but the thyroid gland, the pituitary gland and the brain together actually control a lot of metabolic function which is important for health. The reason I bring it up because what happens is the thyroid gland in the neck, if you’re a person that deals with thyroid issuers, what we usually see is that your diet isn’t rich in something called Iodine. Now, Iodine is necessary for the production of thyroid hormones T3 and T4. So, what we’ll see in the production, is if you lack Iodine in your diet, your body doesn’t have what it needs to healthy thyroid hormones. Now people think “well I’m eating Iodized salt” Also known as table salt. You can’t extract it there. Its more used as a preservative. You actually need to take an iodine supplement or you should be eating it in food. If you’re a sushi fan, seaweed paper as a lot of Iodine in it, kelp has iodine in it, beats of Iodine in it, cabbage has Iodine in it. So, there’s different thing you can eat that have Iodine in there. We want that in your diet almost everyday. If you’re just not a fan of any of those things, you can take a supplement called Prolamine Iodine. Prolamine Iodine is a protein Iodine so even with an Iodine allergy you should be fine, but always check with your doctor first. But I just wanted to give you some tad bits on what you can do. If you don’t have it in your body constantly, your body can’t make the hormones. Another tip, if you’re getting choline from the shower through your skin, or in the tap water that you’re drinking it will out compete for Iodine. So, even if you’re taking Iodine and you’re experiencing high levels of choline you want be able to utilize it. Lastly as a chiropractor one big problem is where everyone is developing rounded shoulders and a forward head poster, from everyone being on their phones or working on the computer all day. Understand the thyroid gland in right in your neck, so when your neck started to travel forward, it will actually put compressive force against the nerves that are sending the signal from the brain to the thyroid so the thyroid works properly. So, what we do as chiropractors is that we make sure we get your spine to a normal alignment in your neck. So, the brain and thyroid can communicate properly. If you haven’t been to the  chiropractor and you’re having thyroid issues, please, seek out a chiropractor, go take a look, so your body works the way it’s supposed to work.

I hope you enjoyed, I’m doctor Christopher hood. You have an amazing month, and I’ll talk to you again soon.