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

Seattle Chiropractor - Belltown Spine & Wellness


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.

Our Seattle Chiropractors & Doctor

Dr. Scott Mindel

Dr. Scott Mindel

Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Gion Monn


Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Julie Sutton

Dr. Julie Sutton

Naturopathic Doctor / Licensed Acupuncturist


Detox Tip #1: Start Green

Have you noticed that green vegetables and fruits are the only recommendation that makes it into every

diet book? Spinach, kale, arugula, and chard are rich in indole-3-carbinole, which is a natural detoxifier that controls how you regulate estrogen.

Both men and women are at risk of estrogen pollution (fake estrogens from the environment – more on that in a future class!), and these hard-working greens help to tip the balance in favor of taking out the bad estrogens before they cause symptoms of estrogen dominance – including breast tenderness, cancer, moodiness, and weight gain. Other yummy greenies that upgrade your detox? Avocados, olives, sea vegetables (seaweed), steamed broccoli, lentils, split peas, spirulina, and blue green algae.

Detox Tip #2: Measure Your Colon (+ Upgrade Your Poop Performance)

Did you know that women have 10 more feet of colon than men? Not only do we have more surface area to worry about, we have the Six Flags roller coaster, whereas men have the relatively straightforward horseshoe. It’s no surprise that women have more bloating, irritable bowel, constipation, and general gut woes. I learned all about the voluptuous female gut from my friend and Georgetown professor, Dr. Robynne Chutkan.

You can tell a lot about detoxification from your poop. Take a peek the next time you go. The ideal shape for healthy poop is similar to the letter S. If your poop looks like an S and is a brownish color, it’s a sign your digestive system is working well and that you’re probably eating a healthy, well-balanced and fiber-filled diet. If it’s cracked it can indicate constipation, a sign you probably need to add more fiber to your diet through foods like leafy greens and chia. If it’s light in color, your gallbladder might need some detox help.

Transit time is another important measure of your detoxification. Ideally, it takes 12 to 24 hours for food to proceed from mouth to toilet. Want to test yourself? Try eating red beets and watch your stool for the red color of the beets, which is intense. Record your transit time and track over time. If it takes longer than 24 hours, consider more fiber and/or fermented foods that are rich in healthy bacteria.

Detox Tip #3: Snuggle Your Stress

After working with patients for 20 years, I’ve come to the same conclusion as health psychologist Kelly McGonigal –it’s your beliefs about stress that is potentially harmful, not the stress itself. This was confirmed in the lab of Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn in her research on telomeres, the little caps on chromosomes that measure stress and rapid aging (you want them long and lovely). She found that premenopausal women with the highest perceived stress had the shortest telomeres.

The takeaway? Learn to dance differently with stress and find the small tweaks that allow you to roll with the punches, from laughter to hangin’ with girlfriends, to shoegasms, to wearing a matching fancy pants bra and panties. (FYI – got that last tip from Danielle Laporte! Honor the lineage!)

Detox Tip #4:Sweat It Out

Your skin is your body’s single largest organ for eliminating toxins. Sweating helps to flush the body of harmful substances like alcohol, bad cholesterol and salt. Maximize the detox abilities of your skin by working up a sweat at least three times a week for 20 minutes, ideally through heart-boosting cardiovascular exercise. Exercise is ideal because it confers multiple benefits, not just for detox, such as increasing mood boosting endorphins and improving overall health. If sweat-producing exercise isn’t an option, try a sauna, steam or detox bath to get your body sweating.

Detox Tip #5: Kiss Those Toxins Goodbye

Toxins are found everywhere – not just in your food. Clean house by getting rid of toxic cleaning products and replacing them with environmentally and health friendly ones. Replace toxin-filled lotions, lipsticks, nail polishes and other beauty products with products made without harmful substances like parabens, formaldehyde and synthetic fragrances. And don’t forget about toxic relationships. Unhappy relationships are unhealthy, causing us increased stress. Long-standing stress is the enemy of a healthy, balanced body, so kiss those toxic relationships goodbye.

BONUS Detox Tip #6: Detox Deeper

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Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Sara Gottfried, M.D. teaches women how to balance their hormones naturally so they can rock their mission. She is a Harvard-educated physician, speaker and New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure (Simon & Schuster, 2013). She is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is regularly featured in magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, O Magazine, and Yoga Journal, and TV including The Ricki Lake Show and 20/20. Known for effortlessly blending the seriousness of women’s health with playfulness and humor, Dr. Sara’s mission is to help women lose weight, feel great and vital from their cells to their soul.