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Dr. Ian Rainey


Dr. Ian Rainey, D.C. graduated from Miami University and received his doctorate from Life University in Atlanta, Ga. He has received extensive post-doctorate education and training inFunctional Medicine and Nutrition through various seminars, workshops and university training. Dr. Rainey is a licensed doctor of chiropractic in the state of Ohio and Florida. He has sits on the board for Spinal Missions. Spinal Missions is a non-profit organization of chiropractic doctors, students and others that have a burning desire to aid people of underprivileged nations in addressing health care issues.

Dr. Rainey is an international lecturer on weight loss and functional blood chemistry analysis. He specializes in identifying the underlying factors in chronic disease and customizing health programs for these conditions such as thyroid issues, autoimmune, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, diabetes, heart disease and fibromyalgia. He is among the doctors of the future.
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00:00 Right, 
00:05 and we're back here on today is chiropractic and nutrition, not unforgettable, 12, 20 and classic hits 99 seven. I'm Chris Roberts with this is deb Ford, Msrd of the health food shop in a van word. And also Dr Ian Rena get, do you see a doctor of Chiropractic at Rainey chiropractic in the same building on South Shannon St. so, you know, we've talked about about how the body can heal itself and about to the nutrition and the importance and we'll do more of that here in a few minutes. Uh, and also about the, uh, the importance of keeping the skeletal have lined up, a skeleton lined up and all the other things and keeping the nerve functions operating. There's got to be some times though where you just say, you know, there's really not much I can do for you. You need to, uh, to see a medical doctor. You need to get some diagnosis as to what's going on here. 
00:49 What are those times exactly? I've had several instances that have come about. Um, a lot of them will be people you check blood pressure always because the last thing you want to do is adjust somebody who has very high blood pressure and run the risk of, you know, some health conditioning occurring after they've seen you had patients, you know, once, once the blood pressure is over 150, you say, you know, you need to go see your medical doctor, we've got to, you know, you've got, if you're not on blood pressure medication, you need to go and maybe have that discussion because um, you know, nutrition is going to bring the body back to balance. But lifestyle is very important and some people are just not going to make some of those lifestyle changes and those people they may need some intervention to until they can, until they can come around and start to change some of the things that they need to do to get their health back. So neither one of you are ever really saying there's never a time for pharmaceutical. 
01:36 No, it's, it's a team approach. You know, they, most people are, are on medications, need to be monitored. You need to get your yearly be, need to be aware of things, need to get your blood work done. I think blood work is one of the most important things that people can do. You can see things that are, you know, needing to be taken care of quickly. Um, 
02:01 I'm going to give a little plug here to the van. We're a county hospital. They had the health fair, just a little bag that they, they provide deeply discounted bloodwork. So if you go there, they had a five k, they had training classes, they were doing exercises and they had vendors there, but you could get an entire blood panel that would tell you your cholesterol, your blood sugar, triglycerides, everything that you really wanted to see to get a good overview, what's going on. And it was very. Both of you are well versed in, in, in, uh, in some aspects of blood chemistry. Correct. And so what can you tell from that? Uh, 
02:35 well function, liver function, a calcium absorption. You can tell, you can tell what people are eating, right? And also you can see some potential, you know, if, if, um, this gets a little complex, but if certain detoxification pathways are working right, if they're able to even absorb and a connect their b vitamins, you know, some people just take a multivitamin, but if they're not able to convert some of those things in there, we need to go to a more special one. So you can, you can see a lot in there. Doesn't have to get real specific at all. But if you wanting to get real specific, oh my goodness, they, we can do some simple test that will let you know if you are breaking down the estrogen in a healthy way or in an unhealthy way. So there's, there's a lot you can do. 
03:33 I was going to say some dead. There's a lot of, a lot of blood work that's out there that people may not even be aware of. Some really high tech. I mean, were there, looking at the DNA, uh, some of my colleagues work at, um, genetic labs where they're, they're really, I mean, they'll, they'll figure out the best diet for you to eat to prevent weight gain and they can determine if you need to be a heavy exerciser or allied exerciser. Um, sometimes it gets to be more information than you really find usable. But, um, yeah, there's, there's a lot in the blood chemistry. It's kind of exciting. I could get to be a real nerd when it comes to blood chemistry, but try not to. So, 
04:17 uh, so not everybody is the same. I mean everybody's different. Everybody requires different procedures, practices, and then their lifestyle may not match anybody else's lifestyle. I guess 
04:27 we're all, we're all unique, you know, I really believe in the biochemical individuality, but we all need to eat real food, drink real water, and you have to move. 
04:37 So let's, let's talk about everybody being different. What are the major differences we see in everybody is weight. You know, people are heavier now than they ever were before. Uh, you know, as a whole. And, uh, so we're able to see those differences and I, and I know that's got to play some havoc on a chiropractic. I know that's, you know, in your area, I want to hear what that means for you and, uh, and in the area of nutrition, how you can pair that weight off. Okay. Um, you know, it's funny you say that. I have a high metabolism. I'm probably not one of those people that would become overweight, but I have other symptoms too until I was 40. I know once I, growth hormone goes away. 
05:15 I never had a metabolism, but I have other things and when I, when I, I do 
05:19 certain things or I'm under a lot of stress or I eat certain foods that I know I shouldn't, I have physical symptoms, mine may be minds usually my sinuses and then I'll get stuffy and have trouble breathing. So those are the things that, that's Kinda like my barometer that I use to measure, you know, what I can and can't do to keep myself healthy. But, um, you know, a lot of patients will come in and uh, you know, they'll lose weight and then they still may be out of alignment, so as they're losing weight or they're starting to get more exercise, then you just wanna, you know, make sure that the body is a staying properly aligned so they can keep you, keep low back pain away. And quite literally, I mean the, you know, just with gravity, oh know as, as their weight changes either, either they get heavier or they get lighter, uh, things are going to get pulled out in different directions at different rates. 
06:05 Yeah, exactly. So then their muscles have to adapt. And, and, uh, a lot of people, they do have tight muscles that will be pulling the spine out of alignment. When those muscles tighten up, they start to spasm. And then that's when a lot, a lot of the people get the pain or the cramps. So the people come in to you that have never had any chiropractic care before. And then suddenly they realized once everything gets in alignment, it's like, wow. Yeah, they, I mean, you get that experience. Yeah. Actually, uh, I, I did an event at the county fair, so I did meet some people out there that had never seen a chiropractor before and uh, you know, I kinda did some work on them just to demonstrate one adjustment would feel like, and it was amazing to see the response in people because they are, you know, it's almost like they laid down and they were feeling very tired, but when you think of like a Rheostat in a room, when you turn on the light and the light gets brighter, that's kind of how you feel after an adjustment because you've just released a lot of internal energy and the body feels very excited. 
06:58 It's almost like you just, you know, it's like you just got splashed in the face with some water and you woke up for the first time. Okay, well let's, uh, you know, a chiropractic aspect of, of, of a, of a heavier weight. And with where we're talking about here now let's talk about the nutrition aspect of it. I mean, what does it is just easy to lose weight, isn't it? You just stop eating anything that has sugar in it. I think you really want to eat this. 
07:18 It's a good first step. Absolutely. But, but there again, a biochemical individuality. We, we are all different. Um, and, and weight is probably the number one thing that doctors, when people come in, it's, it's the biggest risk factor. You keep people at a healthy weight or get them down to a healthy weight. They don't need as many medications for blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, um, stress, all those things. Um, I mean, I mean, it's just everything. There's been so many journals studies done on as little, um, well, the one in the journal cancer found that women who had gained more than 22 pounds from highschool doubled their risk for breast cancer. Um, boy, I mean that, that's huge. Um, you know, other things, I mean it's just, 
08:10 I know you've had some experience with, with, with people who are with other people in your profession who have actually reversed heart disease as a result of losing weight, right 
08:18 in kidney disease and on down the line if, you know the body is not really designed to carry around all that extra weight so when you just get on a diet that is appropriate, um, and, and we're all different. I mean, some people can handle some of the heavier starches. Um, I know when, when you were in high school, I did a calorie count on you versus me and was like, you were off the charts at like 6,000 calories when you were playing soccer and skateboarding and, and I was like on the other extreme where you know, it, it barely budged. So, um, yeah, we are all different and that also a lot of that has to do with food choices. If you eat certain foods high in starch that requires a lot of not insulin, then you're going to be more apt to store that. 
09:11 So can you turn anybody around? I mean, if they want to be turned around weight wise, Oh, you bet. Portland word, if they want to be, if they, you know, it, it, I really don't believe so much in willpower. You, you do need to have commitment, but if somebody, you get rid of the foods that they are reactive to you balanced that blood sugar cravings go away. They. Yes, absolutely. We've, we've do it all the time. I mean, it's, it's one of the most fun things I do. And you help people take weight off. It changes their life. And uh, it wasn't like you just started a weight loss program. You haven't had many years of experience. So we've been doing this for, it's pushing 10 years now and uh, yeah, it's fabulous. But yeah. So, uh, I guess it's, it's pretty safe to say that, uh, that through monitoring what you eat and uh, and, and monitoring your, the way your adjusted skeletal Lee and other ways you could wind up being a pretty healthy person. 
10:09 Then perhaps turn around some problems that you already have. Yeah, yeah. The, yeah. The goal is to just to, uh, allow the body what it needs to heal because when you go to sleep at night, that's when your body heals and repairs. Some people have to sleep more than others, but if your body has a lot of work to do, sometimes you do need to sleep more in ayurvedic medicine that comes from India and it dates back five to 7,000 years depending on what you read, but that's a long time and one of their, um, things about sleep is go to bed at 10:00 and you get up at six. That's so hard for people to do, but you know, just simple things like that. Getting adequate sleep is important for the body to heal and the skeletal system to restore. So how do we contact you via the web? Because that's probably the easiest way that people can get you. Dr Rainey, your website is www dot dr [inaudible] dot com r a I n e y correct. Dr. [inaudible] dot com. And deb Ford's website is [inaudible] dot com. That's pretty easy. Okay. Dr. [inaudible] dot com. That's [inaudible] dot com. Yes. Who could forget all. Alright, well there you go. It's a what's going on today in chiropractic and in nutrition. You're on unforgettable 12 slash 20 wert. Thanks to you both for being with us. I'm Chris rollins.