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Belltown Spine & Wellness has helped thousands of people over the past 25 years regain their health and vitality in Seattle.

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Belltown Spine & Wellness Services

Belltown Spine & Wellness is an integrated health and wellness center that has helped thousands of people regain their health and vitality in the greater Seattle area. Services are customized and targeted for each individual's health goals.  Dr. Scott Mindel, Seattle chiropractor and owner of Belltown Spine & Wellness, created the signature 4-step program that is specifically designed to help patients recover from chronic neck and back pain conditions along with using the latest rehabilitation techniques available today.

Corrective Chiropractic Care

Belltown Spine & Wellness practices the state-of-the-art Corrective Biophysics Technique using Mirror Image exercise, adjusting and postural traction to correct the spine, and posture deviations back towards normal alignment and balance. Founder, Dr. Scott Mindel's 4-step Method has helped his patients restore overall health for over two decades in Seattle.

Massage Therapy

Belltown Spine & Wellness offers different types of massage to best suit individual client needs and preferences, including deep tissue, Swedish, and Manual Ligament Therapy, sports massage, lymphatic drainage, Healing Touch, trigger point therapy, reflexology, craniosacral, intra-oral, and pre-natal massage.

Naturopathic Medicine & Acupuncture

Holistic medicine is a form of healing that considers the body, mind, spirit, and emotions in the quest for optimal health and wellness do one can achieve optimal health by gaining proper balance in life. Naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and chiropractors target the root cause of an issue as opposed to simply reducing or managing symptoms.
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Our Seattle Chiropractors & Doctor

Dr. Scott Mindel

Dr. Scott Mindel

Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Gion Monn

Dr. GION MONN

Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Julie Sutton

Dr. Julie Sutton

Naturopathic Doctor / Licensed Acupuncturist

Candida albicans is a common fungus that is usually harmless, living in small quantities on your skin and mucous membranes. When the human immune system is disrupted—due to disease or antibiotic use, for example—Candida populations can skyrocket out of control, causing dangerous fungal infections. So why should healthy adults worry about this ubiquitous little fungus? Recent studies have shown that the meat-intensive, white-flour-packed diet many of us eat can turn our digestive systems into breeding grounds for Candida—and too much of it can cause chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, fatigue, weight gain and other health issues.

 

 Author Sondra Forsyth explores the problem of Candida overgrowth in her new book, Candida Cleanse: The 21-Day Diet to Beat Yeast and Feel Your Best, and offers these suggestions for restoring your system to a healthy balance through the foods you eat:

A healthy way of eating increases your chances of healthy aging. Let me tell you about some research showing the association between dietary patterns at midlife and health as we age.

The research was done as part of the Nurses’ Health Study (http://www.channing.harvard.edu/nhs/), one of the largest and longest-running studies on women’s health. Between 1984 and 1986, the researchers looked at the diets of 10,670 women with no major chronic diseases when they were in their late 50s and early 60s. Then they had the women provide information on their health an average of 15 years later. The diet the healthy women followed was a version of the Mediterranean diet, which is very similar to the Candida Cleanse diet except that it allows more fruit and some other foods that aren’t permitted on the Candida Cleanse, such as peanuts and cow’s milk dairy products (except for yogurt).

What can we conclude from the research? Following a Mediterranean-style diet, which avoids sugar, white flour and processed foods, seems to substantially boost the chances for a healthy old age.

Here are the major dos and don’ts of the Mediterranean diet. They can easily be applied to the Candida Cleanse diet as well:

• Fruits and vegetables: These good carbohydrates, whether fresh, canned or cooked, are nutrition powerhouses. They also have fiber that helps prevent constipation.

• Whole grains: A variety of whole grains (that have not been stripped of the husks, which contain essential B vitamins and fiber) are strongly recommended in lieu of the less nutritious white versions.

• Nuts and seeds: These are ideal snacks because they have fiber, protein and fats that are good for you.

• Healthy oils: Olive oil is ideal. Other oils such as coconut and sesame are fine, but aren’t used as often in Mediterranean countries. Substitute oils for butter or margarine, which have unhealthy fats.

• Spices and herbs: Skip the salt. Instead, make food more tempting by cooking with a wide range of these flavor-and-aromaenhancers that won’t raise blood pressure.

• Fish: Breading and frying aren’t allowed, but eating broiled or baked fresh fish twice a week or more supplies heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids plus lean protein. Water-packed fish is also an option.

• Red meat in moderation: Have beef only about once a month. Choose lean cuts and have small portions.

• No high-fat processed meats: Stay away from sausages, whether fresh or smoked, because they all contain salt and sugar. Avoid bacon, salami, pepperoni, bologna, bratwurst and hot dogs.

Candida Cleanse book coverNew York City health writer Sondra Forsyth (www.sondraforsyth.com) is the co-editor in chief of ThirdAge.com, an AARP blogger, and a winner of the National Magazine Award. Her writing has appeared in Good Housekeeping, Town & Country, Redbook, Gourmet, Cosmopolitan, Family Circle, Ladies’ Home Journal and more.

 “Healthy Diet Equals Healthy Aging” excerpted courtesy of Ulysses Press/Sondra Forsyth.

 

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