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Banks Chiropractic & Wellness Center blog is here to bring you insights into adding years to your life and life to your years through chiropractic and functional medicine approaches. We hope you learn from us as much as we hope to learn from our readers!
By Banks Chiropractic on 4/29/2014 3:31 PM

The choices you make at meal time can trigger your immune system to induce systemic inflammation. Twenty years ago when we talked about “leaky gut” at a conventional medical seminar it was considered an artifact. However, if you do a published medical search on it today, many high profile publications will appear.

 

An abundance of unhealthy fats and sugar can set the stage for inflammation by prompting an immune response. It is now evident that obesity and Type II Diabetes are associated with a low grade inflammatory tone.

By Banks Chiropractic on 4/17/2014 4:21 PM


I just listened to my monthly subscription for Functional Medicine Update. My good friend, Dr. Jeffrey Bland interviewed Dr. Antonio Gasbarrini a gastroenterologist from University of Rome. The conversations are all very informative and Dr. Bland has been performing this great service for the past 32 years. Hard to believe, but true and I have learned a great deal from these audio presentations over my last 20 years of implementing Functional Medicine. This month's conversation was ‘pace setting’ and ‘paradigm shifting.’ The topic was "leaky gut" also known as "metabolic endotoxemia.” We focused on the mucosal barrier function as it relates to irritable bowel disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s Disease, Celiac Disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity and liver disease.



By Banks Chiropractic on 4/14/2014 7:09 AM

We now know that the gut is very important and the interplay of the diet with alterations of the food supply can have profound implications in overall long term health relationships.

 

We also know that the diet that interacts with our microbiome affects our systemic health.



By Banks Chiropractic on 4/7/2014 5:00 PM

dr scott banks functional medicineAs an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner Dr. Banks gets calls and emails from people all over the country looking for guidance. Many of the referrals come from books such as Dr. Hyman’s Blood Sugar Solution or Dr. David Perlmutter recent bestseller The Grain Brain. Some referrals come from satisfied customers who have had a positive experience with Dr. Banks. Many patients find us through the Institute for Functional MedicineThe Gluten Summit or theDr.com websites. No matter how you were referred, there is a good possibility that Dr. Banks can help you over Skype or on the phone.

 

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By Banks Chiropractic on 2/11/2014 1:52 PM

 

Heart disease has been called the Silent Killer because it often has no noticeable symptoms. It's more deadly than all forms of cancer combined and it’s not just "an old man’s disease."

 

Since the first National Wear Red Day in 2003, we've made tremendous strides in the fight against heart disease in women. Through research and education on healthy lifestyle changes, we’re proud that:


 

By Banks Chiropractic on 2/3/2014 2:25 PM

LOCAL CLINICIAN RECOGNIZED AS a graduate of The Institute for Functional Medicine’s Certification Program

Dr. Scott J. Banks, DC, IFMCP, PC Joins Elite Group of IFM Certified Practitioners

 

 

Federal Way, WA; February 3, 2014 – Of total healthcare costs in the United States, more than 75% is due to chronic conditions.

The key to reversing the rapidly spreading epidemic of chronic disease is to address the underlying causes and solutions for chronic disease, which are primarily driven by the lifelong, daily interaction among an individual’s genetics, environment, and lifestyle choices. Functional medicine not only incorporates the latest in genetic science and systems biology, but it also enables health care practitioners to practice proactive, predictive, personalized medicine while empowering patients to take an active role in their own health.

 

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), the global leader in providing clinical education in functional medicine, is pleased to announce Dr. Scott J. Banks as a member of the first graduating class of certified functional medicine practitioners.

By Banks Chiropractic on 2/3/2014 1:24 PM
dr scott banks functional medicineEverywhere we go we hear the term "GMOs." Here is a brief explanation:

 

GMOs are organisms that have been created through the gene-splicing techniques of the biotech industry. GMOs are also know as genetically engineered, or GE. This new science became available in the mid-nineties. This science allows DNA from one species to be injected into another species in a laboratory, creating combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that do not occur in nature.

 

In the US,  the FDA approved commercial production of GMO's based on studies conducted by the companies that created them and profit from their sale. I call this tobacco-science. Many enlightened people find the lack of rigorous,...
By Banks Chiropractic on 1/22/2014 8:34 AM


dr scott banks spinal decompressionSpinal decompression can be a very effective treatment for disc injuries. This would include disc herniations, disc bulges, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis with or with out extremity pain.

 

At Banks Chiropractic and Wellness Center, in Huntington, NY we use the highest quality table on the market. The Antalgic Trak at our office is one of 25 in the country. This is the only Antalgic Trak in Suffolk County. After sampling several tables on the market including the DRX 9000 we chose the Antalgic Trak. The main reason is that it has a unique feature not found on any other table. We are able to put the patient into different therapeutic postures during our session. The posture that is painful under normal gravity conditions becomes therapeutic under decompression forces. By mobilizing the neck or lower back into different...
By Banks Chiropractic on 1/16/2014 2:39 PM


As many of you know I have a tremendous passion for helping patients reverse or prevent chronic disease of aging. I have been a practicing Chiropractor since 1982 and in 1995 I first heard Dr. Jeffrey Bland speak at a conference. From that moment on I knew that my education and direction of my practice would go in the direction of Functional Medicine. I recently completed and passed the rigorous certification program and can now use the title: Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP).

 

In order to sit for the exam and become certified I completed...
By Banks Chiropractic on 11/13/2013 5:15 PM




I have had the opportunity of listening to Dr. Houston many times over the last decade. He has helped increased my knowledge in the field of Cardiology. He is a good friend. Dr. Houston states that there is a strong relationship between gluten and metabolic syndrome. This will include vascular problems, endothelial dysfunction, coronary heart disease, etc.

 

The blood vessel has a infinite number of insults, but only three finite responses to the insults. The three finite responses are inflammation, oxidative stress, and vascular autoimmune dysfunction. Idiopathic cardio myopathy= swelling of the heart. This can reverse on a gluten free diet in gluten sensitive people.

 

In my practice for years I have always done the Advanced...