Rebalancing Through Nutrition & the Healing Crisis

Because of our unique approach, Dr. Chris Lipat DC's Mind-Body Energy Medicine practice is mainly a referral-based office focused on your true healing needs. If you've benefited from Dr. Chris' healing hands, share this e-newsletter with your friends and family and spread the love! 

Rebalancing through Nutrition

The body needs a continuous supply of 50 or more nutrients - none of which it can make for itself. Deficiency in any one of these nutrients affects the overall function of the body. Nutrients are raw materials of the body. Chronic deficiency undermines health and promotes degenerative disease.

Indulging in a few too many sodas, juices or other sweet treats, even too much fruit, depletes the body’s mineral reserves in order to process this sugar. Grains, which are a quick, easy source of nutrition and short term energy, actually reduce the absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc, resulting in acidic stress, causing inflammation.

Some people may have an unknown sensitivity to wheat, which, over time, may harm their digestive tract, negatively affecting the absorption of nutrients into the body. The latest study has found yet another component in wheat besides gluten, called amylase-trypsin inhibitors, which may cause the development of inflammation in tissues beyond the gut, including the lymph nodes, kidneys, spleen and brain, and can worsen symptoms of pre-existing inflammatory illnesses, such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, asthma, lupus, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. An anti-inflammatory diet which omits wheat can lessen your body burden and move you in a direction of increased vitality and strengthened immunity.

The gastrointestinal (GI) tract has an enormous influence over both the immune system and the brain. More and more studies are coming out on the links between the gut and brain health. 90% of serotonin (a neurotransmitter implicated in mood and emotions) is produced in the intestines. Ideally, the lining of the small intestine is nearly leak proof and only fully digested food molecules are permitted to pass through this lining into the bloodstream and lymph vessels. But this leak proof lining is only one cell layer thick! 

Severe emotional stress, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drug use, alcohol abuse, GI tract dysbiosis, junk foods, excessive consumption of sugary foods and food allergies can disrupt this lining, causing a condition known as “leaky gut syndrome.” When enough of these intestinal cells are damaged, molecular debris (undigested and partially digested protein, carbohydrates and fat, as well as fragments from microorganisms) break through to pollute the blood and lymph of the intestinal tract. Some get transported to the liver; others end up circulating through the body. All of this puts a great strain on the immune system, the liver and virtually every other organ and system of the body. Feeling sick and tired? At the root may be deficiency and toxicity.

Dr. Christine hugs a kale. Photo credit: Tagi QolouvakiHealing Crisis

As patients resolve to remove foods that stress their bodies, such as sugar and gluten, and increase nutrient dense foods, or if the body decides it can no longer tolerate toxicity and it now has enough nutrients and energy to mount a response, you may find your immune system shifting into high gear, creating a “healing crisis,” in the form of inflammation like fever, pain, redness, swelling, a cold, sore throat or rash. Inflammation helps to breakdown old cells and tissues, and our immune system digests these toxic wastes and debris, expelling mucus to release it from the body.

Holistic pediatricians, like Dr. Lawrence Palevsky or Dr. Philip Incao, see childhood fevers as a tool of rapid growth – “every remodeling job requires some demolition, a breaking down of old cells and tissues resulting in toxic waste and debris, which the body cleans up as it rebuilds new cells and tissues.”

These “expressions of health” are meant to detoxify and heal us. This is the time to rest, take in nutritious vegetable soups, bone broths, teas, and to cut the sugar and dairy, which suppresses the immune system and kicks up even more mucus.

Most people are actually healthier after they’ve had a fever. We then have a choice: do we continue our habits that no longer serve us, or do we decrease our exposure to toxins and increase our ingestion of healing, nutrient dense foods so that our body has more and more energy to rebuild us into stronger, more resilient versions of ourselves?

Find out more on Reducing Chronic Inflammation Through Diet.

Dr. Chris is skilled, compassionate, thorough, and committed to her patients. After nearly two decades of chiropractic care with various doctors, I can say without hesitation that Dr. Chris is the best chiropractor I have ever experienced. - Yelp Review

Upcoming Reiki Classes in Honolulu
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Take healing into your own hands! Reiki is an essential modality and philosophy at Dr. Chris Teaño Lipat DC's Holistic/Energy Medicine practice.

White Light Reiki Level 1: March 21 or May 30, 2020

White Light Reiki Level 2: March 28 or June 6, 2020

White Light Reiki Level 3: April 18, 2020 

Karuna® Reiki Practitioner Levels 1 & 2: November 14-15, 2020   

Karuna® Reiki Master: October 10, 2020 or as requested  

White Light Reiki Master: October 11, 2020 or as requested  

Dr. Chris incorporates muscle testing and other energetic healing concepts to power up your self healing and make her classes unique! For more information on the latest Reiki classes with Dr. Chris, click here.

Dr. Chris Lipat DC's Mind-Body Energy Medicine Practice

Are you ready to make a commitment to transforming your health and your life? Our Transformational Healing 6 month premium program is perfect for highly motivated people who are ready to go deep into self love and self healing mastery. You and your loved ones will get the same high quality, cutting edge, synergistic combination of chiropractic, energetic, emotional and fascial bodywork, along with nutrition and dietary recommendations. PLUS, there will be extra time to ask questions, review nutrition strategies and learn various tips and tools to augment your self-healing abilities. You also have the option of adding on weekly distance Reiki support to supercharge your healing fields at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

Please share the word with loved ones who you think are ready and would value and benefit most from my services! 

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Now Accepting HMSA PPO (and HMO with referral) and HMAA! Although insurance does not cover a number of the modalities I use during a session, like nutrition, energy work, lifestyle counseling and emotional clearing, some plans will cover the adjustment and a few other components. Check with your carrier to see if they cover chiropractic. I will still be charging a co-pay to cover the time and modalities that are not covered by insurance, but at least you can get some reimbursement from your provider. Note, we are NOT a provider for HMSA EUTF/ASH/QUEST.  

Paying respect to the direction of cure, from the inside out, from interior to exterior, will ensure an overall increase of health, vitality and freedom to embrace change. - Dr. Larry Malerba, Green Medicine

E mālama pono,

Dr. Chris Lipat DC

Certified Cellular Regeneration Technique Practitioner, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, White Light/Karuna Reiki® Master

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It's amazing how I've learned to be so in tune with my body after having several sessions with Dr.Chris! After not having seen Dr. Chris in several months, I knew I was ready for an adjustment, as I was feeling 'achy' and 'sluggish'...I'm grateful for practitioners like Dr. Chris who take into consideration the 'whole' person, realizing it's not just how you feel physically, but what you eat, when/how you eat, how you think and how you feel emotionally and psychologically that affects your 'being' thank you Dr. Chris!! - Jan

I had my first appointment with Dr. Chris yesterday and I could not be more happy with the results. I have suffered from low back pain as well as pain in my left leg for years and after just one visit the pain in my leg and back have diminished significantly. Dr. Chris gives you the time and attention that is missing from most health care providers today. She took the time to listen to my concerns and was very comprehensive in her approach with me. I can't wait to go back for my second appointment. Thank you for the work you do, Dr. Chris!!! - Natalie


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