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Good morning and welcome to today's chiropractic and nutrition here on unforgettable 12, 20 and plastic hits 99 seven. And with us in the studio this morning, Dr Ian Rainy and I'm Chris Roberts Sand Dr Andy. Welcome to the broadcast here again, we are gonna talk about some blood chemistry today. I know we've done it before but it gives us a chance to, uh, to concentrate on it here for the next 15 minutes or so. And before people say blood chemistry, what does that have to do with chiropractic and nutrition? My guess is it has everything to do with nutrition and some to do with chiropractic. Yeah, it sure does. We found that, I mean we've actually looked at the last 30 years of clinical cases and we found that your blood chemistry will actually show you what's going on inside the body. So if your, if you're thinking to yourself, do I need fish oil, do I need b vitamins?
Your blood chemistry will actually tell us if you need that, probably not only if you need it, but how much. Exactly. Yeah. Yeah. So you can get your blood work done. You know, you can go to your family doctor, get your, uh, your annual checkup done, and with that blood work we can interpret that until you actually what your body is missing and we can restore the blood chemistry back to optimal levels. And, um, and then you'll start feeling better. Well, I know every time, uh, you know, people mentioned the b word blood. Some people go, I'm not doing that. The, it's anymore than a finger stick. And some people don't even like that, you know, they, uh, they tend to shy away. But the point is, I guess that it's that important that, uh, that really, uh, you know, if there was no pain and suffering involved in it, a bit squeamish, but you know, to go through the process and, and, uh, and get an idea where you're standing, it is a, is a real good idea.
Yeah, it really is. It's, you know, it's invaluable. I don't think he can put a price on it. You know, a lot of people go, you know, when the blood mobile comes and they give blood and you know, they really don't enjoy doing that, but they're saving lives, they're doing good things, you know, it's just the same thing. You're not getting nearly as much blood, you just give a small little vial and, and then with that, I mean that is, that's the blood chemistry, that's the inner workings of what's going on inside your body. And that gives you the working model to be able to. I mean, you really, you can, you drive your health, you're in the driver's seat, they're speaking of driver's seat. I've heard you equate to blood work to a, to an automobile, for example. Oil. How does that work? Well, you know, if you drive your car for five or 10,000 miles and you don't change the oil, it's going to get metal shavings and debris and all kinds of things in there.
And that motor oil is going to start to wear away at the engine. Same thing with the blood that's inside of you. If your, you know, if your diet isn't right, um, you know, we're not, we're not guessing anymore. Everybody is different, like you may be able to eat certain things that I may not and vice versa. And everybody's biochemistry is different. So if I start eating more fried food, obviously my motor oil is going to start thinking it up. You know, I have a family history, you know, my father had a heart attack at a very young age and you know, when I, when I start to see that family history, I need to make sure that I don't have those same genetic things occurring to me. So in acquitting a blood to motor oil for example, I know there are a lot of expert professional mechanics who can look at an analyze engine oil after it's run in the engine for awhile and determine exactly what might be wrong with the vehicle.
That is a perfect analogy. That's what we're doing here. I don't know if I've mentioned to you, but I, I'm now starting to teach other doctors how to read blood chemistry even on an international level. And in doing that, I have met some of the smartest people and uh, when I was in Orlando, I ran into a man, he was a natural path, a chiropractor and a medical doctor, and he said, what we're working on right now, we're putting together a computer program that does these mathematical algorithms. He goes much smarter than you are. I can actually wrap your head around, it looks at all the different values and your blood chemistry to create a picture. So if you know, if your, your been level, your blood urea nitrogen, if that's mark in one direction. And then another marker is slightly out of range, what it starts to do is it creates a picture as for what's going on.
So you can, you can actually find things long before they really become an issue in the automobile analogy long before your check engine light comes on. Yes. Yeah, exactly. And if your check engine light is on, you know, and you're starting to feel sick or you're feeling tired or your joints are hurting or you're having muscle spasms, boom, we look at the blood chemistry, we see that the, you know, that the magnesium level is too low, or we see that the potassium is out of range or we see that the calcium level is out of range, we start to bring those back into balance and you will start to restore your health. You know, when you restore that blood chemistry, then we're like putting new fresh motor oil in there and it's designed for you based on your age, your weight, your height, your gender, and we know that based on those parameters, your blood needs to be in an optimal range.
And that's where we're putting it. So as human beings, we all manufacturer blood the same way, but with different efficiencies and uh, and also, uh, with, uh, with some different qualities. And these are the things we're trying to level out and balance out who the, with the true test. Yes. Yeah, we sure are. And we found in the last last year and a half, I mean we found a lot of markers that we never would have known about. So for example, some people are having trouble based on their genetics. There's a receptor that takes up vitamin D and those people, their receptor has a little a little malfunction or an error in it. So these people tend to be low on vitamin D, so they have to take extra vitamin D, they can go out in the sun all day long and their vitamin D level is still very low.
Will all the medical literature now is pointing towards the correlation between Dementia and breast cancer being associated with low vitamin D levels. And there's a lot of other things. Osos two are connected in some way. Yes. Yeah, there is. Um, and they, they've shown a lot of studies where people who tend, uh, there's a much higher risk of having those as well as prostate cancer with low vitamin D levels. So if you have a family history of prostate cancer or breast cancer or dementia, we want to look at your vitamin D level, make sure that that's not low, because if you got a very low vitamin D level, the first thing you want to do is bring that up to an optimal range that in the history would indicate that you want to do something about that. Yes. Yeah. The only way you can tell that is with, uh, with, uh, looking at doing blood work is they call us.
They call that a blood panel. I've heard that term. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Blood sample. So what we're gonna do is as a basic panel is going to look at most of the vital functions of your body and look at how you're functioning and they're going to, you know, base based on history. We found that people, you know, they start to express disease or symptoms when they're outside of that normal range. So when you go to the doctor's office, you get your blood work done. They're looking to make sure that you don't have any disease. And if you do, they're going to give you some medication to try to bring it back into normal. But now what we found, you know, you know more on the functional range, I'm looking, instead of looking for disease, I'm looking how to make your body function in an optimal range.
And when we do that, your body expresses optimal health. Interesting. So it's, it's all a balance. So let's, uh, let's talk about how, uh, how people can, if they're interested to get their blood work done, get that blood panel and then who reads it and who decides what to do next. Yeah. Okay. Well, what you can do, um, you can do two things. One, you can go to your family doctor and you can get your, you know, your normal annual bloodwork done. So you think they will do that if you just ask them because a lot of, a lot of physicians and primary care people and, and, and, uh, have doctors of Chiropractic, you know, they don't want to be told what to do. You know, when you walk in the door and present yourself, they want to try to help you. Cure your symptoms or your disease or whatever, but they don't want you to tell them how to do it.
Yeah, yeah, absolutely. I mean, that's understandable, but when you go in there, I mean they're. They are typically going to give you an annual checkup and in that annual checkup they're going to check certain things you know, with your blood work. So I would just start from that point because you know, I think we're all in it together here. We want to make sure that everyone is getting the best care possible and if you go to your doctor's office, they do the blood work. Then what I'm going to do is I'm going to look at that and if I think that there are some extra things that we may want to check, like for example, if you're, you know, you're exercising and you're not losing weight, I may want to check some things about your thyroid because your thyroid needs certain minerals to be able to make the, the essential nutrients and the hormones that are necessary to make it function.
And it also works with other organ systems. So if I see that one organ is out of range and works with the thyroid, we're going to, we're going to try to correct that so that you start to lose weight and feel better, have more energy, so you know you're not going to be doing these things with drugs, you're going to be doing them with supplements. Yeah, naturally we, we found that you can bring almost almost, I don't want to say any case, but most cases you can bring the blood chemistry back into balance with natural changes. And if you don't want to change your diet, that's fine. I'm not going to make you change your diet, but I can give you a little tricks and tips that you can do to add to your existing diet. So you get what you need to make the body function optimally.
So ruling out disease in a person, the person's blood chemistry may go a foul simply because of what they're eating anyway. So all you're doing is steering them in another direction to eat, things that will put them back in balance again. Again, ruling out any other disease process. Absolutely. Um, there's a, a medical doctor that I worked closely with and he, he has seen 42,000 cases. He helped run the integrative medicine center at Ohio state and he has found that magnesium has been removed from my water supply and as a result that has brought people's magnesium so low that a 325 mechanisms are there, pathways actually aren't able to function properly. So people start to express a lot of disease and you just bring the magnesium level backup and they start doing great and you could see all of those types of things on one blood panel.
Will. The, the magnesium typically isn't going to be on your, on your normal standard panel. So it's not a basic item. No, it's not unfortunately, but um, just by adding a few things to maybe your annual checkup, if I add a couple more labs, I'll send you over to one of the local labs or the hospital to get your blood work done and then then we get a really good picture of what's going on. Um, for example, I had a, you know, I had a girl who came in, she's 15, she's had terrible Shin splints that won't go away. I ran her, you know, and just looked at the blood work that she had done in the last year and sure enough her, her calcium was a very low and there were bones were actually coming apart. Yeah, just microfracture is going on because of all the activities she was doing, she was growing, just couldn't keep up with it.
Now I could have told her you need to take some calcium and I don't know if she would have done that, but when she saw it on her blood work there was black and white clear as day. Then she got on the supplements and she could take that blood work to 15 people and they'd all give you the same answer. This is what you need to do. Will a lot of them would thing is based on her age and her weight and her height. Um, she came up at an eight point six on calcium. Now the laboratory range in Ohio, eight point six to 10 point two. So she's right at that bottom line, but based on her her age or gender specifics, she really needs to be a nine point four to a 10. So when we're looking more at a functional range, more of an optimal range, and this, this other range that we're talking about, an eight point six that's, that's based on pathology, that's based on disease that's on, that's based on people who come in and they say I have serious problems, go ahead and test me.
So that's Kinda where the norms are created and you know, and I don't know if. I don't know if you really want to compare yourself to people who are sick, I really want to compare myself to people who are doing well. I don't want to stay in that. And you want to, if you are sick, you want to move yourself up into that level of people doing well. Yeah. So a not painful. And there we're taking one or two vials basically our way or what? Yeah, we'll just start out with one or two. If. So if we look at this, you know, we look at your normal blood work and we see a picture and we see a pattern, then we may ask for a couple of other things because be, what really happens is when we're looking at this algorithmic pattern, if we see two or three things that are out of range in a certain pattern that creates a picture and says, all right, here's what's going on.
You have thyroid disease or you have this, we need to confirm it. You do one more test. Sure enough, you find that it's there. And then we find out what's missing, whether it's a mineral or a nutrient or whether or not, you know, you need medication temporarily. He just listen to expensive test. Um, no, what we do is we just started out with the least expensive. Once you go there and you give them your insurance card and then they'll go ahead and take the panel and um, you know, then your insurance shutter bucks somewhere in that range, do you think like, yeah, it really is going to vary depending on your insurance. But yeah. You know, a lot of people, they go in and they have a $20 copay and then their blood work is covered. So how often does, uh, does blood work change?
I mean, if you didn't get it done for five years, 10 years, two years, that's a great question. Every 120 days, your red blood cells recycle and your body makes new. So really every one, hundred and 20 days ideally we'd be looking at. We're really into it if you were really into it. So, so if you came in and I saw your cholesterol, your triglycerides were out of range and you know, your calcium was low. What we do is we would supplement or restore those numbers would recheck it and you know, Ninety 100, 20 days. So a person gets one done and then you start working on analyzing that and giving them the supplements that they need. And then you do a second one, obviously somewhere down the road and you'll see where you're at and what's happened. And I'm guessing that you see pretty good results with people.
Absolutely. Absolutely. You know, I, uh, when I started out I was, you know, referring a lot of patients to another doctrine. All of my chronic patients were getting, well, I mean it was, it was absolutely amazing. And, and the patient, I want to say patient compliance, that's, you know, a term that we use, but it's true. You want patients to do what they need to do to get well and the patient compliance is phenomenal where they can actually see it right there in front of them. And then they have a goal. They say, okay, this is where I need to be and this is what I need to be able to feel better. Let's get there. You know, no more Shin splints, no more thyroid problems, no more, you know, uh, you know, strokes, heart disease, things like that. We want to make sure that everything is functioning properly.
So we're not necessarily in this case talking about weight loss, we're talking about supplements. Weight loss is a completely different thing. I mean, almost all times, weight loss will aid almost anyone suffering from almost anything it will, but we're talking really about supplemental of progress in balancing blood chemistry. Yeah. What we'll sometimes is people say I want to work out, but I don't have enough energy. So when I'm looking at the blood work right here, all I see [inaudible] high. See Humana crits. Hi. All we know that they're anemic so you know, I don't even have to look at your iron, but just by the pattern of what's going on, I can see that you're, you don't have your body's trying to work extra hard to get enough oxygen to the red blood cells and if you don't have enough energy or if you've got way too many aches and pains where you can't work out, it really makes it hard to lose weight.
So we want to work on the whole picture, get you feeling better, give you more energy, increase your metabolism, and, and then you can start exercising more. And it's a cyclical pattern. So how do you get this done? And the immediate van word, paulding area, what you do is, um, you could stop in and make an appointment and, um, you know, based on your history, I'm a little questionnaire, we're going to ask you some questions and then what we'll do is we'll send you over to get your blood work done. I'm right on south Washington street. There's, um, there's a lab or we could send you to the hospital and uh, you'll get your blood work done. We'll get the results within the next day or two and then we'll go over those with you. So, uh, are you easily contactable online? I know you practice between here and Columbus, Ohio.
So it's Kinda hard to chase you down some. Tad is a great question. This has been one of the most amazing things with, you know, with the advent of technology, I actually have a lot of, um, a lot of patients who I work with remotely and I can view your blood results online and uh, I can go over those results with. You got a camera right there. So you can see me and I'm going to, I'm going to show you exactly on your computer, um, everything that's going on with your blood work so you can see me face to face. So you're a, do we contact you by email or on your website? What you'll do is you'll go right to the website. I'm Dr [inaudible] Dot Com. And uh, you can just shoot me an email there or there's a link for an appointment. Um, it has, uh, the appointment schedule right there. You just click on the link and you can make an appointment. I'm physically in van word every Thursday. And then, uh, if you go through the computer doc, t o r r I n e y, and it's easy to remember that case. Got To glad I asked Dr Rainey, doctor of Chiropractic, and I'm Chris Roberts on today's chiropractic and nutrition.