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



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

Dr. Gion Monn

Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Julie Sutton

Dr. Julie Sutton

Naturopathic Doctor / Licensed Acupuncturist
Dr. Nolan Deatherage

Dr. Nolan Deatherage

Doctor of Chiropractic


A new study shows what researchers have suspected for years—consuming carbohydrates dramatically increases the risk for a common type of breast cancer, a

kind that is notoriously hard to treat, according to an article scheduled for publication in the Oct. Life Extension Magazine.

The study, published earlier this year in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, revealed that postmenopausal women with previous breast cancer were two times more likely to have recurrence if their carbohydrate intake remained stable or increased after surgery. While the study focused on reducing future cancer recurrences, it has tremendous implications for women who have not yet experienced breast cancer, as well as for everyone concerned about preventing cancers in the future.

"There is growing interest among the scientific community in the relationship between carbohydrate consumption and cancer, with a special focus on breast cancer," says Michael A. Smith, M.D. and senior health scientist for Life Extension.

Diets high in readily digested carbohydrates (like those found in most processed foods) are associated with increased cancer risks. Women who consume great amounts of high glycemic foods have a 57 percent increased risk of breast cancer.

This increased risk has been specifically identified in people who are overweight or obese. Overweight women, for example, are 35 percent more likely to get breast cancer if they eat a lot of high glycemic foods. Asian women whose primary carbohydrate source is white rice are 19 percent more likely to develop breast cancer with every 3 ounce increment in their rice intake per day. But those who eat brown rice, a slower-digesting starch, are 24 percent less likely to develop breast cancer with every 3 oz. increment of rice consumed per day. When glucose levels get so high that they enter the diabetic range, breast cancer risk grows to twice that of postmenopausal women with normal sugar levels.

In addition to increasing the risk of developing breast cancer in postmenopausal women, glycemic load and total carbohydrate consumption are also associated with the worst kinds of breast cancer, namely those lacking receptors for estrogen and progesterone molecules.

There is a deeper problem with high carbohydrate consumption, even when blood sugar levels don't rise.

"High-carbohydrate diets produce chronic elevations of insulin as the body tries to deal with the excess sugar," says Dr. Smith. "Because insulin is a growth factor, elevated insulin levels represent a potential breast cancer threat because it appears to stimulate breast cancer cells to grow and reproduce."

The most direct way to reduce the body's exposure to the carbohydrates that are related to cancer risk is to eat a diet containing fewer carbohydrates and simple sugars. However, this is challenging for many people, particularly those who are also trying to reduce consumption of animal proteins and fats. Similarly, you can lower overall exposure to carbohydrate breakdown by consuming a diet high in fiber (which is not readily broken down by the intestine). But again, high-fiber diets can be unappealing and uncomfortable for many people.

A more palatable and practical option to reduce carbohydrate exposure is to use specific nutrients that limit or slow starch breakdown in the intestine, which in turn reduces blood sugar levels and insulin levels.

SOURCE Life Extension Magazine

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