Chiropractic Care Today Differs Greatly in Technique and Philosophy.
Dr. McCollum and his staff practice the traditional philosophy of Chiropractic which is subluxation and structural correction of the spine.
Simply put, a subluxation is a misaligned vertebrae which interferes with nerve impulses.
Nerve Impulse is the Electrical Impulse from the Brain That Regulates All Function of the Body and Keeps Us Alive.
Although the traditional Chiropractor wants his patients to "feel better", Dr. McCollum's chiropractic care focuses on removing nerve interference (subluxation) and restructuring the spine to its most stable biomechanical position. This is done through a rehabilitation program of adjustments and spinal exercise. The length of correction and frequency of adjustment is determined by the severity of the patient's subluxations and structural alignment. Symptoms may be gone long before the spine is at its maximum corrected position so adjustment schedules are kept intense to allow structural correction in the shortest amount of time. The patient is then closely monitored by postural patterns, X-rays, and spinal readings until the subluxations are corrected and the spine is in its proper alignment. By reviewing these before and after studies with the doctor, the patient actually sees the results.
There are Basically Two Types of Chiropractors
The traditional full body chiropractor, who specializes in the detection and correction of vertebral subluxation called nerve interference.
This allows for the restoration of proper nerve flow and structural correction, ensuring that our whole body works as optimally as possible.
The limited scope chiropractor who works on short term symptom relief.
Treating your condition with Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system in your body.
Your body's muscles, blood vessels and glands as well as its internal organs and systems need a healthy nervous system to function properly.
When areas of your spine are malfunctioning, your nervous system can be compromised, muscles that support your spine can be impaired and damage can occur to the soft tissues of the spine.
This can set up a spinal degenerative process which results in a lack of balance in mind, body and spirit.
Chiropractic releases deep stress within your body and mind so you'll function better, permitting your natural healing ability, your "inner healer", to function better.
Chiropractic can also help you with ear infections
Allergies, asthma, colic, hearing problems, menstrual problems, colds and flue, as well as emotional and neurological condtions as well as many, many others.
Let us help you experience what chiropractic can do for you and your family.
Non-Optimal Health Condition
Almost every non-optimal health condition in your body can respond well to chiropractic treatment including:
Low Back Pain
Sciatica and Leg Pain
Headache and Migraine
At McCollum Family Chiropractic we offer the finest quality care through the use of traditional, gentle chiropractic.
Dr. Duncan McCollum and the staff have a genuine concern for the patients' well-being!
With our traditional
Gentle chiropractic methods we treat splitting headaches, whiplash effect injuries, and offer the body composition analysis to find out how toxic you are and what detoxification can help you.
This section contains multiple chiropractic tips and valuable information on the topic of general health and well-being.
Chiropractic is Safe for Infants and Children
Weight of a Feather
Dear Friend, Don't let this happen to someone you love! Scientific American, March 2011. Seth Sharpless, Ph.D. and Marvin Luttges, Ph.D., demonstrated that minuscule amounts of pressure on a nerve root (10mm Hg, equal to a feather falling on your hand), resulted in up to a 50 percent decrease in electrical transmission down the course of the nerve supplied by that root. The same nerve fragility was found at the University of Colorado as Dr. Chung Ha Suh demonstrated that, at the spinal nerve root level, a sustained pressure increase of only 10 mm H2O, the weight of a dime, was adequate to produce interference in normal nerve transmission. The detection and correction of Spinal Subluxation (pressure on a nerve) is vital to good health. We need your help! Too many of your friends and family are falling into this terrible trap. Tell them about what we do here in our office. What we may have to tell them could change their lives. As always, we never charge to sit down and talk to your friends and family. For better health, Dr. Duncan McCollum, DC.
Dear Friend, Almost all Americans will be involved in at least one motor vehicle accident at some time in their life. Often we are able to walk away free of injury…or so we may think. Little do people know that little noticed symptoms can result in permanent pain and discomfort if not treated properly. Injuries that result from a motor vehicle accident are often misunderstood. Frequently, the pain or other symptoms of the injury are not apparent at the time of the accident. In fact, some injuries are hidden so well they may be missed by emergency room technicians and can take weeks, months, and even years before actual symptoms show. The amount of damage to the car does not depict the amount of injury sustained by the victim. Studies indicate that injuries can occur at impact speeds of 5 mph where there is little or even no damage to the car. Today's cars absorb much of the impact in the bumper, but transmit this energy from impact to the person's head and neck in much the same fashion as when one pool ball hits another. Few people realize that an untreated neck or back injury from a car accident is likely to develop into arthritis in later years adding more pain and debilitation to the situation. It's time for you to take control of your health. Sincerely, Dr. Duncan McCollum, D.C. McCollum Family Chiropractic.
Beatin' the BUG!
Take every 2-3 hours until you feel energetic. Always talk to a doctor before undertaking any vitamin regimen.
Too many people seem to be having a hard to me surviving the latest "BUG" to hit the area.
Here are some tips that might help you build up your body's immune strength so that you can fight off the intruder.
First of all, we need to understand about this little organ called the Adrenal Gland.
It is your "fight or flight" gland, and protects you against any threat, be it an attacking lion crashing stock market or chronic physical, chemical or emotional stress.
When your body is under attack, your Adrenal Glands kicks in and directs much of their power towards fending off the attacker, real or imagined.
Much like Star Trek, Scotty puts all power to the Deflector Shields and leaves the rest of the Ship on basic life support, thus lowering your immune response as well as your digestive and detoxification functions. When this occurs too often or is constant, your body is left vulnerable to the silent attack of the BUG.
There appears to be a lot of "STRESS" in the environment lately and this will slowly wear you down.
Finally, like a car battery with the lights left on all night, the Adrenals won't have enough reserve power to start the engine and beat the bug. Something has to give, thus you get sick.
What can you do to help this poor over worked almond sized gland? To coin a phrase from Little Shop of Horrors, "Feed me Seymour".
By the way your Adrenals are responsible for almost every hormone and enzyme in your body.
They take the "villainous" cholesterol that your liver makes and turns it into what becomes "Feel Good transmitters" such as Serotonin, Dopamine, Adrenaline, Cortisol Sex hormones and a myriad of other hormones and enzymes necessary to life. It is very important to keep these guys happy and healthy. By the way, caffeine and sugar are poison to the Adrenal glands.
To keep it simple let me just tell you the formula I recommend.
A therapeutic dose may be necessary to help bring these guys back to life and get them functioning they way they should.
Omega 3 fatty acid, EPA DHA only found in abundance in Fish Oils. Get high quality stuff. 2-3000 mgs
1-2000 vitamin C (food based)
Vitamin B-1 500 mg
2 DSF, an Adrenal support product called I get from Nutri-West Company.
I find it to work the best. You can only buy it through a Health Care Professional.
Naturally Managed Inflammation
Always check with a doctor/chiropractic when managing an injury. As always, we never charge to sit down with your friends and family to see if we can help them their with unwanted health conditions. We appreciate your referrals!
Inflammation Managed Naturally
Protect, Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate.
Exercise: Limited, motion within limits of pain (unless leads to further inflammation).
Lifestyle/Ergonomics: Rest, maintain comfortable position, do not "freeze" rest of body.
Vitamin B Complex – Tissue repair (3x daily).
Vitamin C with bioflavonoids – Tissue repair & decrease inflammation (3000-6000 mg daily).
Chiropractic Safe and Effective During Pregnancy, Labor and Birth – for Both Mother and Infant. Multiple studies have been conducted to determine the safety and efficacy of Chiropractic treatment during pregnancy. According to the results of recent studies, Chiropractic not only eliminates and reduces back pain, but also reduces the difficulties of pregnancy and labor, reduces the need for drugs, prevents and cures toxemia, and expedites the return to prepartum health. Source: "Pregnancy", International Chiropractic Pediatric Association www.4icpa.org/research/pregnanc.htm.
Relieves low back pain during pregnancy
In a study involving 94 pregnant women, 23 suffered with low back pain. After receiving Chiropractic adjustments, 91% of the women were relieved of the pain and symptoms.
Reduces labor time
Women who received Chiropractic adjustments during their first pregnancy averaged 24% shorter labor times; women in labor during subsequent pregnancies, averaged 39% shorter labor times than non-Chiropractic patients.
Reduces labor pains and need for drugs
Of 500 women in labor, 70.4% were relieved of pain when pressure was applied to the lower back; thus eliminating the need for narcotic pain medication and tranquilizer medicine.
Reduces risk of injury to infants
Chiropractic helps align the pelvic area for birth; thus reducing brain bleeds, infant brain disease, and distortion of fetal skulls from pelvic misalignment and forceps deliveries.
Leading Cause of Headache Pain
Dear Friend, Nerve irritation is the leading cause of headache pain for many sufferers. Answering "Yes" to any of the following questions could be a sign to pick up the phone and schedule an appointment to come in and see us. If you or someone you know suffer from persistent migraine or tension headaches, you owe it to yourself to come in for a complimentary consultation and exam. We have found that the majority of people who suffered from spinal misalignments had their headaches relieved or their condition improved through chiropractic care. Of course, not all headaches can be helped. We will tell you if we can help you. If not, we can refer you to another health care professional that can. For better health, Dr. Duncan McCollum, DC.
Do you experience tightness or tension in the base of your head or neck? Yes / No
Have you ever been involved in a motor vehicle accident? Yes / No
Does your pain affect your mood or attitude? Yes / No
Do you sleep on your stomach or lay in a position that twists your neck? Yes / No
Do you find over the course of the day that you are in one position for long periods of time?
(Examples: computer work, assembly work, or on a phone)? Yes / No.
Do you get a headache at least once a month? Or more? Yes / No
Are you taking more than two aspirins, advil, or tylenol a month for headache-related pain? Yes / No
Do you feel at times you don't have enough energy to do the things you want in your life? Yes / No
If there was a way to improve your health and live life to its fullest, would you want to? Yes / No
For better health, Dr. Duncan McCollum, DC.
Childhood Injuries Contribute to Future Pain
By now you may have experienced first-hand the benefits of chiropractic care to your health. But what about your children? Have you ever considered bringing them in for a chiropractic check-up? Surprisingly, the first stress placed on a child's spinal column is during the birthing process. Equally surprising is the fact that 26% of children surveyed at school reported a history of back pain. A child's spine is frequently subjected to repeated forces in the process of learning to walk as well as a multitude of childhood mishaps, sports related injuries, and postural strains. Many adults that come to a chiropractor's office show evidence of childhood injuries to their spine that are a contributing factor for their pain today. This is why it is important to have your child's spine checked regularly for any signs of spinal imbalances or misalignments. Fortunately, chiropractic has had many positive results in treating very common childhood maladies. Problems like colic, headaches, ear infections, scoliosis, asthma, and even some cases of behavioral problems and bed-wetting have been successfully treated by chiropractors. In fact, a recent study showed that children under chiropractic care suffered from fewer ear infections than those whose parents sought medical care alone.
Are chiropractic adjustments safe for children?
Absolutely! Because a child's skeletal system is still developing, there is a great deal of elasticity within the joints. Light pressure is usually all that is needed to adjust a child's spine. So the next time you come to our office, schedule a complimentary examination for your children. The few minutes you invest in your child's spinal checkup may save needless suffering now and in the future.
Did you know?
The average American's diet consists of high-fat, low-fiber, refined junk foods. 36 different toxins form in the large intestine and are absorbed by the bloodstream, resulting in the body's inability to metabolize food properly or to provide vital energy for living. Two to three bowel movements per day, shortly after each meal eaten, are considered healthy. 44% of the current U.S. population will die as a result of colon-related diseases! The third most common reason for hospitalization among 15-44 year old persons is digestive disorders. How toxic are you TODAY? To find out, schedule a complimentary body composition analysis. We care about your health and want you to have as much information as possible about your body. Call NOW and find out how toxic you are and if detoxification can help you. There is no reason not to. Dr. Duncan McCollum, D.C. McCollum Family Chiropractic.
Most North Americans are storing 5 to 10 pounds of old fecal matter in their bodies.
It is documented that when John Wayne died he had 40 pounds of toxic waste in his colon. Elvis Presley had 60 pounds.
A neglected colon and a crippled immune system can leave you vulnerable to disease.
Our detoxifcation program will target not only the colon but also all the other organs of elimination.
These organs – primarily the liver, kidneys, lymphatic and bloods systems – cleanse and protect the body from toxic substances.
Chiropractic Pay$ Off
Dr. Duncan McCollum, D.C. McCollum Family Chiropractic.
Maintaining Good Health with Chiropractic Pays $ Off!
National studies comparing two groups, those receiving regular chiropractic adjustments and those who had never been adjusted, revealed that those people receiving regular chiropractic adjustments were:
41% less likely to be hospitalized
79% less likely to use a nursing home
34% less likely to suffer from arthritis
able to exercise more vigorously
More active overall
Likely to rate their health as good as excellent
Use less prescriptive drugs
A Teamwork Approach
A Teamwork Approach
When you consult this office you are entering into a unique partnership. Your current health is the result of your habits, your thoughts, your actions, and all the circumstances of your life. Little can be done about the past, but we are here to help you with the future. Learn as much as you can about the nature of true health and follow your chiropractor's recommendations.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Dear Friend, Would you like to return to pain-free living without having to resort to harmful drugs or surgery? Are you afraid that surgery is your only option and feel skeptical about anything else? If you answered "yes", then you must read this message. Call today for more information – (831) 459-9990! Please forward this on to someone you know who might need my help. For Better Health, Dr Duncan McCollum, DC.
What is it?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a repetitive stress injury. It usually develops slowly over time. The repetitious contraction and relaxation of arm muscles that enable continuous hand and finger movement can irritate the nerves, tendons, and fascia (muscle covering) in the arms, wrists, and hands. The warning signs of CTS are numbness, tingling, weakness of hands, neck tension, night pain, swelling, abnormal sensation, and hand clumsiness. CTS results from compression of the Median Nerve within the carpal tunnel. The Median Nerve originates in the neck and travels under your collar bone, down the center of your forearm and through the carpal tunnel to the hand muscles.
What causes it?
The Median Nerve can become compressed anywhere along its course from the neck to the carpal tunnel. Misaligned bones in the neck, tight neck muscles, cervical (neck) ribs, shoulder dysfunctions, inflamed tendons, and misaligned carpal bones are all capable of compressing or irritating the Median Nerve, resulting in the symptoms of CTS. Most doctors assume that it's all in your wrist or hand, but did you know that most carpal tunnel syndrome victims have a primary median nerve 'crush' site in their neck? Medical doctors are trained to diagnose and treat symptoms, and with this approach, it is easy to miss the neck when treating pain instead of the cause. However, sometimes the nerve compression is so advanced that drugs and surgery may be the only courses left to take. So don't wait so long that even you may need surgery!
What to do about it?
Now is a great opportunity for you, or someone you know, to come in and see an experienced doctor who has been successfully treating patients for the past 20 years without relying on surgery or drugs. So remember, structural misalignments in the neck caused by years of poor posture and prior trauma can compress the nerves that travel to the hand, making the person more susceptible to hand symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness of grip. It would be worth your time to get this checked out. Taking the time to read this message shows that you have some serious concerns about your hand symptoms. Some people, believe it or not, try to get by in life with their symptoms and take no action until their hands are about ready to fall off. At this point, the chances of recovery are slim. If you are ready for change and would like to find out if your problem can be helped without surgery, then call for an appointment today.
Avoiding the Flu
Greetings! There are so many other ways to prepare for and handle a flu or cold. I'm sure you all have your tricks and natural remedies; I would love to hear about them! I hope this was some help to you and your loved ones. Call today and set up an appointment. I would be very happy to help you figure out the best approach for making you or keeping you healthy. Pass this on to someone you know who would like my help. For better health, Dr. Duncan McCollum, DC.
What do you do if you think you are coming down with the flu?
Here are some tips which I have used to help people either ward off the flu or lessen its effects:
Core Level Thymus from NutriWest is a powerful immune booster.
I keep this on hand for my family and grab it if I think I have been exposed. Their Multi-Immune is also very powerful.
Colostrum is the first bit of mother's milk formed immediately after birth.
This is loaded with the essential immune boosting elements passed on from mother to child. This is available from cow's milk and may be just what you need to jump-start your immune response.
Vitamin D3; taking 5000 IU's daily at the onset of symptoms can be very helpful in enhancing your body's defense system.
This must be an organic D3, not synthetic. All your vitamins should be food based and organic. Synthetic vitamins are not as recognizable to your body and can actually cause allergic reactions and toxicity. Sunshine is a great source of D3 – in fact, it even helps your body utilize D3.
Another great product is Olivirex, from Bio Botanical.
Olive leaves have great antiviral and antibiotic factors. Also Biocidin Throat Spray is excellent for helping and preventing sore throats.
Garlic and ginger are both great natural antibiotic and antiviral substances, You can get garlic in capsules or for the brave you can eat 2-3 cloves.
Organic ginger sliced and added to pepperment tea will help your liver detoxify and warm your body.
Sea salt dissolved in warm water is a great help.
You can dip your fingers in it and then breathe in the solution through your nose; this will kill bugs on contact. Gargling it is very helpful for sore throats and helps kill ingested pathogens.
Sugar, white flour and caffeine should all be avoided as these substances feed the little buggers and allow them to thrive.
Wash your hands and face regularly.
Get plently of sleep or rest.
Vitamin B1 (300-500 mg) can help your brain relax, and CalMag (calcium and magnesium) taken right before you lay down helps your muscles relax.
Here is my grandma's favorite recipe for stomping out the cold monsters:
1/2 an organic grapefruit boiled in 8oz water, add 1 tbs honey, add 1 oz brandy. Smash the grapefruit with a potato masher, and drink. Next, heat a towel in the oven, rub Vicks' VapoRub on your chest, wrap the warm towel around your neck and go to bed. I'm not sure if it was the brandy, but I always slept like a baby and woke up feeling much better!
Last, But Certainly Not Least: Get Adjusted! Chiropractic is So Helpful in Freeing Up Your Body's Natural Healing Ability.
Your brain controls every cell, organ and tissue in your body – that includes your immune system. Regular chiropractic adjustments can keep your body healthy and keep your immune system sharp and powerful. Call today for a preventative turn-up. Don't be afraid to come in when you are sick or feeling like you are on the verge of getting something. We want to help you!
What is Cellular Detox?
Cellular Detox Works by Improving Cellular Function So the Body is Able to Detox and Heal Itself.
If you don't detox the cell you will not fix the cell, and if you don't fix the cell you will not get well. We believe periodic detoxification is in order for nearly every human being on the planet, but it must be done right to get results. Cellular Detox is now available to Dr. McCollum's patients who qualify for the program.
The 3 Most Dangerous Toxins
Not every toxin is created equal and many ask which toxins are the worst.
Glyphosate is an example of one toxin that has been introduced in the mid 70's as a herbicide/pesticide that is now ubiquitous in our soil and food supply. It is the active ingredient in the product Round-up, the #1 used pesticide in the world. It is being sprayed on almost all conventional grains to increase harvest and yield. The amount used on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), products that are modified to withstand more of the chemical and not die, can be ten times that of normal crops. Unless you are eating 100% organic your intake of this chemical is massive. This is no average toxin when you look at new studies on its damaging effects on the human gut and brain. Most countries have banned this horrific toxin except right here in America though recently the state of California has added it to its list of chemicals known to cause cancer and might demand warnings saying so.
We have grown up in what is called the "lead generation." From gasoline to paint, it was everywhere, and it's said it will take four generations to be bred out of our bodies and environment, providing we reduce continued exposure. The number one exposure of lead is actually our mothers in utero. As far as mercury exposures, amalgam tooth fillings have been used for more than 150 years, and contain 50% mercury that vaporizes directly into the brain. Those in middle age now got hit the hardest, with the increases in vaccinations and more amalgam fillings than any other generation. This qualifies many of us as the "mercury generation," and the opportunity to pass it on to our children for at least four generations. Most practitioners today agree that heavy metals are at the root of many illnesses, but, sadly, very few understand how to truly and safely remove it from the body.
But it doesn't stop with heavy metals. Biotoxins from mold are arguably more toxic. Today, mold is an even greater problem because of new construction methods that can feed its growth. Toxic mold is evil and nasty, and ruins many lives. Mold privy practitioners all around the world utilize the VCS test provided with our program to identify mold illness. Biotoxic illness driven by mold can cause many un-explainable symptoms such as sudden weight gain, weight loss resistance, anxiety, sleep problems, morning stiffness and pain, and a range of hormone related problems.
Cellular Detox and Chronic Disease
What if you are eating healthy, exercising regularly and taking supplements but still struggle with chronic conditions such as no or low energy, losing weight, headaches, joint pain, digestive problems, allergies, hormonal or thyroid imbalances, adrenal failure or other chronic body issues?
You are Not Alone!
You are among a growing number of Americans who are suffering from energy and weight loss resistance. This condition is being driven by neurotoxins that affect our brain, hormones, and ultimately our cells. It is a cellular problem that goes far beyond feeling tired or the inability to lose weight; neurotoxins are an "up-stream" cause of most chronic health conditions today.
Because, the majority of modern chronic diseases, including the rise in autoimmune conditions, autism related disorders, hormone conditions, cancer, heart disease, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, thyroid conditions, diabetes, chronic pain, and any inflammation driven disease, are all connected a condition of neurotoxicity resulting from an overflow of substances that are poisonous or detractive to our nervous system called neurotoxins. No matter how clean of a lifestyle we lead, toxins bombard us from all angles including our air, water, foods, body care products, clothing and even store receipts. These toxins accumulate like liquid filling a bucket. With each toxic exposure, drop-by-drop your bucket becomes more full. A drop here and there isn't such a big deal, as our immune systems were designed to handle a degree of toxicity. However, chronic exposure to an onslaught of chemical, physical and emotional stressors fills up your bucket each day, and at some point the bucket begins to over flow resulting in neurotoxicity. It may take a few decades before your bucket spills over, but once it does cellular inflammation is triggered, symptoms arise, and disease manifests.
Usually we think of a spinal misalignment or interferences, called subluxations, as affecting our nervous system, but, chemical stress is also connected to our nervous system.
Just Like a Spinal Subluxation, Chemical Subluxations Create Interference from Our Brain to Our Body
Which will affect the body's detox "pathways" as well as how cells function, communicate and detox Sadly, the tactics, treatments and downstream detox that got people well in the past do not work nearly as well today because we are sicker and more toxic. The epidemic is at the cell and the detox MUST go there to be effective. We need to recognize that the massive increase in neurotoxins we are exposed to is like no time in the history of man. Many of these chemicals are new to our bodies and have become ubiquitous in our everyday lives, filling our buckets drop by drop, shutting down natural cellular detox pathways and even changing DNA to express diseases or unwanted symptoms. Whether it's weight-loss resistance, hormone dysregulation, thyroid problems, diabetes, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, fibromyalgia, autism, autoimmune, and even cancer, the answer is in fact to go upstream to the source and address toxicity and its affect on the cell to achieve restored health.
Dr. McCollum is currently working with some of the world's leaders in Heavy Metal and Cellular Detoxification through The Health Centers of the Future, headed up by Dr. Daniel Pompa.
Our Cellular Detox Program is a a result of their scientific breakthrough in pulling heavy metals out of your body thus allowing chronic inflammation to reduce so that the body can heal.
The Cellular Detox Program
Our approach incorporates the 5R's of True Cellular Detox and HealingTM, which has become a roadmap to not just fixing the cell, but an explanation of the epidemic of inflammatory driven chronic diseases and the growing number of unexplainable, over-medicated illnesses. The 5R's is a tool and simple strategy for understanding and repairing the complexities of cellular pathways that have become damaged by the toxic onslaught of today's world. Using the 5R's to repair the natural detox pathways of the cell upstream, while keeping the downstream detox pathways open (lymph, liver, kidneys and gut), and including true binders to assist in the removal of toxins. Testing is done to determine the level of toxicity in your body. There are three Phases to the Cellular Detox Program which progress from preparing the detox pathways, to clearing the body, and ultimately clearing the brain where heavy metals reside. Call us TODAY and see if you qualify for the Cellular Detox Program to eliminate chemical interference from your optimal health.
Remove the Source
Regenerate Cell Membranes
Restore Cellular Energy
The three phases and goals
for each phase are:
The goal is to prepare the cellular detox pathways without encouraging detox (yet), and prepare the lower detox pathways, such as liver stomach, intestine and colon, for successful and safe detox.
The goal is to clear the body first creating a lower concentration of toxins than in the deeper nerve tissues like the brain. Because toxins move from higher concentration to lower, this allows the toxins to more easily be removed from the brain.
The goal is to clear the deep toxins from the brain and nerve tissue. Fat-soluble "true binders" are used in this phase to cross the blood brain barrier as well as the fatty coating that protects the nerves (myelin sheath). This phase is the ultimate goal and is where lives get transformed.
Fix the Cell to Get Well
The only true solution to any disease state is removing what is interfering with the body healing itself.
Effective detox must go upstream to the brain cells
And that is the key for a lasting solution to today's epidemic of inflammatory driven disease. This is the ultimate goal of Dr. McCollum's Cellular Detox Program.
You are closely monitored throughout the program by Dr. McCollum and your Personal Coach
With testing for your toxicity level done before and after.
Chiropractic & Advanced Cellular Detox
Chiropractic & Advanced Cellular Detox
The more toxic you are, the more spinal misalignments you tend to have and, therefore, the more toxic you become over time. Regular chiropractic care to remove physical interference such as pinched nerves, moving the body daily, and maintaining flexibility is crucial to prevent and undo physical stressors.
The Cellular Detox Benefits
Call for a FREE Consultation to see if you qualify or download our Questionnaire to see if you qualify!
Most cleanses and detox treatments that improved health in the past do not work in our modern, high-tech world because we are sicker and more toxic.
The disease epidemic is at the cellular level, and detox MUST go there to be effective. The increase in neurotoxins is at historic proportions; we are under attack inside and outside our homes.
Many of these chemicals are new to our bodies and ubiquitous in everyday life
Filling our bodies like buckets, drop by drop, shutting down natural cellular detox pathways, and even changing our DNA to express disease or unwanted symptoms.
Thyroid dysfunction, diabetes, autism, autoimmune dysorder, and even cancer, the solution is to go to the source of the condition and address toxicity at the cellular level, rather than the organs' dysorder, to achieve optimal health. If you don't remove toxins from cells, especially the brain where heavy metals reside, you won't get well. Periodic detoxification is in order for most everyone today, but it must be done right to get results.
Whether your chronic issue is fatigue
Unexplained anxiety, restless sleep, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, thyroid dysfunction or general chemical sensitivity, allergies or disease, the Cellular Detox Program will put you back on the road to living healthy.
Reducing the toxicity
Reducing the toxicity at the cellular level has had these effects and more on our patients:
Call or email us to schedule a Free Consultation to go over your questionnaire results and ask about our in-house cellular inflammation and optic nerve test to determine how toxins are really affecting your body.
If you have tried to solve a chronic condition but no matter what you do
It continues to affect your ability to live a normal life, you may be a candidate for Dr. McCollum's Cellular Detox Program.
Our bodies are bombarded today with more environmental and food toxins then every before.
Toxicity in the body can create a chemical imbalance in the body creating an illness as well as preventing healing.
To help you find out how toxic you are by determining your Toxicity Score
Download our multi-page Toxicity Questionnaire below. It covers all types of toxins you may have been exposed to during your life.
Meet Dr. Mccollum
Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs
McCollum Family Chiropractic emphasizes improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. We can help you permanently get rid of lower back pain, neck pain, and numbness. Most people would rather be healthy and avoid illness, if they could. This is one of the main reasons for the big surge in the popularity of our wellness center.
For some, McCollum Family Chiropractic will take them back to a place that is cozy and familiar
Offering a rediscovery of health and wellness that had been previously known but long lost. For others, the journey may offer a new center, one never before experienced.
Dr. Duncan McCollum, DC
Dr. Duncan McCollum is a licensed Chiropractor serving the Santa Cruz community since 1989.
He constantly strives to improve and update his knowledge in the field of chiropractic, and has completed extensive study at Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. McCollum is a sought after speaker and has been teaching workshops for several years.
Active in promoting chiropractic, Dr. McCollum has studied extensively in the field of personal injury.
He treats the spine and disc injuries, and can help you permanently get rid of migraines and sciatica pain. Whiplash and back injuries resulting from auto accidents are unique in that all too often, patients consult with us for these conditions only after they have been improperly treated or totally neglected for years.
At Age Ten, While Watching a Cal-Berkeley Football Game
I fell twenty five feet out of a tree when the limb I was sitting on broke. I severely injured my back, landing in a seated position. My two best friends Billy and Andy had to carry me home which was about a half mile away. My parents being medically oriented, serving on the board of the local hospital and having many medical doctors as friends, were very limited in their thinking. They took me to the medical doctor, and the general consensus was that I had "sprained my back" and would feel better in a few weeks. No x-rays were taken and I was sent home with a prescription for painkillers and muscle relaxers. My parents continued to give me the prescribed painkillers and muscle relaxers for the next ten years. I would often suffer debilitating "flare-ups" and be forced to rest until the pain calmed down. I was in varying degrees of constant pain for the majority of my child-hood. For some reason, no one really took my pain seriously and I even remember my medical doctor telling my mom it was nothing more than growing pains.In 1975, while living in Santa Cruz, I was helping a friend move a piano, when I hurt my back so painfully, I couldn't move at all. A friend of mine told me that a chiropractor could probably help. I refused to go and spent the next two weeks flat on my back. Finally, and against my will, they lifted me into the back of my own pick-up truck and drove me to the chiropractor. This doctor of chiropractic was the first doctor to ever take me seriously enough to take an x-ray of my back. What he showed me changed my life forever. He pointed to the lowest vertebra in my spine and asked "when did you break your back?". I could see as plain as day where the bone had been crushed. I became overwhelmed with emotion, seeing for the first time in ten years that I actually did have a physical reason for the pain I had been suffering.
The chiropractor told me that he thought there was a chance he could help me
But warned that there was so much pressure on my spinal nerves now affecting my bowels and bladder, that based on the result of his attempt to help me, he may have to refer me to the emergency room if the adjustment failed to help.
I was extremely scared and very nervous
But somehow I had faith in this new doctor and agreed to allow him to "adjust" my spine. What he did next was nothing short of a miracle. He placed me on my side and gave me my first chiropractic adjustment. My fate was in his hands, literally. He told me to breath deeply then made the adjustment. There was a loud pop causing me to jump up from the table. I could not believe the relief I felt and realized that I was standing under my own power for the first time in two weeks.
This chiropractic doctor was able to give me back something that no medical doctor had done for the past ten years
Chiropractic gave me back my life.
Now, out of pain for the first time in ten years
I was able to slowly get myself off all the brain-numbing painkillers. I could finally live a normal life as a twenty-one year old without constant fear and debilitating pain. I continued to receive care from my chiropractor, and got better and better. Dr. York explained the principle of chiropractic to me and encouraged me to consider chiropractic as a profession. He related to me how so many people just like me needed help, real help, not the kind found in a medicine cabinet. That's when I dedicate my life to chiropractic and decided to go to school to become a chiropractor. I vowed to help others live a happier, healthier life, devoid of mind deadening drugs. For the past twenty five years, I and my team of doctors have worked with over ten thousand patients. My goal is not only to help people suffer as little as possible, but also to help my patients understand how to live healthy, happy lives. It is my belief that not everyone needs chiropractic, but that everyone deserves to be checked for nerve interference. I will always be grateful to those two friends who cared enough to carry me into their chiropractor's office. Their desire to help will always be a driving purpose in my life. Wherever they are, I thank them with all of my heart.
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A Long Term Dream Becomes Reality
By McCollum Family Chiropractic on March 9th, 2018. A Dream Begins Jacquie began her fitness journey over 30 years ago as an Aerobics instructor and weightlifter. But her fitness goals were unexpectedly interrupted by a violent injury to her neck and spine sustained in a car accident caused by a drunk driver when she was young. As the years went by she continued her physical fitness activities with visits to chiropractors to help get through the chronic cycle of pain and discomfort. Then, with her children older and the desire to pursue an unachieved goal growing stronger, she took the leap to kick start her dream to participate in a bodybuilding competition. But over time, the intensity of the workout regime required to meet a competitive posing standard slowly took its toll on the hidden functional weakness caused by her teenage car accident. Then, her workouts came to a grinding halt with the inability to lift weight without excruciating pain. For more click: https://mccollumfamilychiropractic.com/a-long-term-dream-becomes-reality/.
Are Toxins Stopping Your Weight Loss?
By McCollum Family Chiropractic on January 10th, 2018. Stop!! You don't need another weight loss program! Today Americans, like yourself, have struggled to lose weight and most have failed over time, no matter what diet, program or supplement was tried. But YOU didn't fail. The program, diets and supplements failed YOU!..and there IS a reason. At my upcoming weight loss Seminar in Aptos. For more click: https://mccollumfamilychiropractic.com/are-toxins-stopping-your-weight-loss/.
Glyphosate: Unsafe on any plate
By McCollum Family Chiropractic on August 10th, 2017. Scientist Paid Off, Forbes Journalists Let Go and Now the Rest of The Story 2 weeks ago, it came out in legal discovery that Monsanto paid off the "scientist" who wrote the paper that said glyphosate was safe and didn't cause cancer. You can learn it all by watching this Free Documentary Series Last. For more click: https://mccollumfamilychiropractic.com/glyphosate-unsafe-on-any-plate/.
The Bone Broth Miracle
By McCollum Family Chiropractic on February 3rd, 2017. An age old digestive aid, known to helps control heartburn, colitis, gastritis, Crohn's disease and even chronic inflammation! Unlike our canine friends, we humans have much less patience and thus a harder time getting the marrow out of those long bones, yet the amount of nutrients found in bones is amazing. The 'new' old tradition. For more click: https://mccollumfamilychiropractic.com/the-bone-broth-miracle/.
Stress on our body can break down our immune system...
By McCollum Family Chiropractic on December 19th, 2016. Stressed Out? You are not alone! Lately too many people seem to be emotionally overburdened due to things like our political environment. Stress on our body can breakdown our immune system leaving us susceptible to disease as well as cause an exaggeration of physical symptoms of pain, fatigue, anxiety and depression. Stress affects our body. For more click: https://mccollumfamilychiropractic.com/stress-on-our-body-can-break-down-our-immune-system/.
Scientist find the dangerous neurotoxin mercury in our central coast fog!
By McCollum Family Chiropractic on November 6th, 2016. Killer Fog?.. or is it just another nail in your coffin? Scientist find the dangerous neurotoxin mercury in our central coast fog! Should you be concerned? Mercury and other heavy metals neurotoxins, what's the problem? Last Friday's front page of the Santa Cruz Sentinel featured and article called "Ocean fog carries mercury, a neurotoxin. For more click: https://mccollumfamilychiropractic.com/scientist-find-the-dangerous-neurotoxin-mercury-in-our-central-coast-fog/.
Cellular inflammation struck again…
By McCollum Family Chiropractic on September 15th, 2016. When Barbie found her way into our office, it was very apparent that she needed help. Cellular inflammation struck again. Her diet consisted of too much gluten from GMO grain sprayed with glyphosate (round up), rancid trans fatty acids from margarine, Crisco and otherpoly unsaturated oils. Toxins like lead, mercury and synthetic estrogens inflaming her liver. For more click: https://mccollumfamilychiropractic.com/cellular-inflammation-struck-again/.
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Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, McCollum Family Chiropractic emphasizes improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. We can help you permanently get rid of lower back pain, neck pain, and numbness. Most people would rather be healthy and avoid illness, if they could. This is one of the main reasons for the big surge in the popularity of our wellness center.
For some, McCollum Family Chiropractic will take them back to a place that is cozy and familiar, offering a rediscovery of health and wellness that had been previously known but long lost. For others, the journey may offer a new center, one never before experienced.
People are recognizing the benefit of seeking an alternative to traditional medicine - one that will help them achieve and maintain optimal health. Please take the time to meet the doctor, and team dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives. When you become a patient at McCollum Family Chiropractic, we will personally tailor a wellness program specifically targeted to your wellness needs using the least invasive yet highly-effective techniques and services. Since subluxations are silent, and research shows they begin at birth resulting in dysfunction and dis-ease, the traditional chiropractor recommends families to be checked, especially children.