Dr. Suzan Describes her Philosophy

“I’ve seen everyone else without relief- Can you help me?”

Welcome! I’m Dr. Suzan Starler. The above quote is what I hear most often from my new patients . . . and I hear your frustration. What is your main concern?

  • Does back or neck pain prevent you from participating in activities you need or want to do?
  • Have you found that other therapies have offered only temporary relief at best?
  • Has weight loss been difficult or impossible to achieve?
  • Do your allergies make you miserable?
  • Are you tired of feeling tired?

You probably realize that if what you’ve done in the past could solve your pain or other chronic challenges, you would be better by now. Health is your birthright, and waiting for a miracle is no way to live the life you are meant to live. Our approach is a proactive one – each patient’s program is structured to empower that individual to get the maximum benefit possible, as soon as possible.

Imagine having one expert with whom you can consult, who will take into consideration everything that is going on with you physically. We know you are busy and understand that you don’t have time to be sick or in pain. You can’t afford the down time. We get it! That’s why we at Star Chiropractic and Nutrition continuously commit to meeting and exceeding your expectations for excellent care. We offer flexible, convenient hours and the highest quality of holistic health care. We want you to get back to top form in the least amount of time possible.

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Dr. Suzan Starler, D.C., Cert MDT, ACT Nutrition Response Testing™, Quantum Neurology™ Level 3 Intern, is a “cutting edge” holistic healthcare practitioner. Practicing since 1993 with such disciplines as McKenzie Therapies, Nutrition Response Testing™, and Quantum Neurology™, and utilizing such advanced therapeutic tools such as the DRX9000™ (for herniated discs and spinal stenosis), cold laser therapy and the Amega Wand , Dr. Starler treats the whole body and looks at everything pertaining to a patient’s complaints. In this way, she is able to assess the key issues involved, and determine the root of a problem. So many different factors comprise good health, it is important to realize that there is rarely “just one thing” causing an individual’s symptoms. Because each person’s situation is unique, it is important that each individual be assessed and treated as unique. There are no “cookie cutter” remedies! Each patient’s treatment plan is highly customized.

As a chiropractor, Dr. Starler combines advanced knowledge of the nervous system, the musculoskeletal system, and physiology to remove nerve interference, promote proper biomechanics, and activate each patient’s own natural healing capabilities in order to relieve symptoms. Emphasis is placed on proper nervous system stimulation, proper postural alignment, proper nutrition, and proper exercises for optimal results.

Never Accept a Dire Diagnosis:

Every doctor does the best they can within their paradigm. Dr. Starler’s paradigm is different, even in the chiropractic arena. She gives patients hope, helps them reduce or eliminate pain and other symptoms, and improves their quality of life. At a relatively young age, Dr. Starler personally experienced years of chronic neck and low back pain, in addition to a life threatening auto immune disease. She was able to determine what her body needed to eliminate her symptoms and cure her auto immune disorder, and she has done the same for hundreds of patients. Dr. Starler knows what you are going through, and maintains that every person should realize THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE. If you’re looking for results, Star Chiropractic and Nutrition is an excellent place to start!

In a hurry? Call us now to schedule your appointment: 310-571-1212.

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Why Salad Might Not Be The Best Choice After All

September 24, 2015
by Dana Poblete for Thrive Market

Why Salad Might Not Be The Best Choice After All

Have you heard? Salad is Public Enemy No. 1 right now—much to the dismay of faithful dieters everywhere, and a delight to all of its naysayers.
Let’s be totally honest: How often have we sat down to lunch and stared into a pile of lettuce wishing it would morph into something more tantalizing? Plenty. But the health benefits are worth the sacrificial sad salad of iceberg lettuce, cucumbers, and a few carrot shavings, right? Wrong.

Salad is a sly one at inspiring the health halo effect. But its role in the human diet and the environment is anything but angelic. Lettuce is little more than a glorified garnish to heaps of other fillers like celery and cucumbers, and all too often, these ingredients swim in high-calorie dressing with the sodium content of a salt lick. And just because a salad is green, doesn’t mean it’s green. Lettuce alone requires its fair share of water and fossil fuels to get from farm to table, where it delivers only a nominal amount of nutrition.
But don’t get us wrong; salad can often be a smart and satisfying meal option. Here are six do’s and don’ts to ensure a sad salad will never be had again.

Do it yourself.

Don’t pat yourself on the back for ordering a Cobb salad from a chain restaurant.
A typical California Cobb salad—topped with bleu cheese, ranch, and bacon—from a national chain restaurant could have as much as 1,030 calories and a whopping 1,680 milligrams of sodium. A safer way to ensure a healthier salad: Make it at home where you can handpick the most nutritious ingredients and control the portions.

Do start with nutrient-rich greens.

Don’t stick to plain lettuce.
In 2011, lettuce was grown on 206,000 acres of California’s 25.3 million acres of total farm land. That’s a lot considering it’s only slightly more nutritious than water, which comprises about 96 percent of each leaf. Okay, all vegetables are mostly water—but still, iceberg lettuce pales in comparison to other greens like kale and spinach when it comes to nutritional value. (One hundred grams of spinach contains 188 percent of daily requirements for vitamin A and 47 percent for vitamin C, compared to the same amount of iceberg lettuce, which provides 10 percent and 5 percent, respectively.)
And have you tasted iceberg lettuce? We haven’t. (Get it?) Try arugula, also known as rocket, for a salad with a peppery bite. Better nutrition and more flavor just from ditching plain old lettuce? Sounds like an easy win.

Do throw in tons of colorful vegetables.

Don’t throw together a bunch of garnishes.
Just like lettuce, cucumber and radishes contain very little nutrition on top of high water density compared to other vegetables. Some people claim celery is a negative-calorie food, meaning it may require more energy to digest than the energy it actually delivers to the body. Although this is a controversial point, why load a salad with fillers when there are a rainbow of vegetables out there that can pack essential vitamins and minerals into a single meal?
Be adventurous and add in some sautéed Brussels sprouts or mushrooms, or roast some sweet potatoes to mix into a salad for plenty of nutrition and an added dimension of flavor and texture. Sweet potatoes are among the vegetables with the lowest water content (about 77 percent). Plus, cooked vegetables are typically easier to digest than a fully raw salad.

Do add healthy protein.

Don’t add processed protein.
The easy way to salad nirvana is to pile on barbecued or fried chicken strips, maybe a handful of cheese, and a dollop of sour cream. It’s tempting, but it’s a quick way to negate the whole point of eating salad. Instead, go for a healthy dose of protein in the form of a hard-boiled egg. Sustainable tuna and wild-caught salmon are also great options, and provide essential omega-3 fatty acids. For vegetarians and vegans, try flaxseeds, which also contain omega-3s, as well as legumes like garbanzo beans. If you gotta have the cheese and the sour cream, opt for organic, and do it in moderation.

Do experiment with homemade dressings.

Don’t reach for store-bought ranch or bleu cheese every time.
We get it—sometimes it feels like only excess amounts of oil and croutons can save a salad. But one serving of bleu cheese dressing can contain about 142 calories and 280 milligrams of sodium—more than all the rest of the salad ingredients combined, in some cases. A simple homemade citrus vinaigrette made with extra virgin olive oil, champagne vinegar, lemon juice and zest, cracked black pepper, and sea salt will do the trick. Keep dressing portions to two tablespoons.

Do compost uneaten salad.

Don’t throw it in the garbage.
It’s easy to be overly ambitious about a commitment to eating salad; greens can turn into slime quickly in the fridge when we’re rushing to and from work and enjoying more decadent lunches and dinners out. That may be why 1 billion pounds of lettuce ends up in landfills each year. If salad ingredients go to waste, don’t throw them in the garbage; it’s destined to rot in a landfill, releasing methane into the atmosphere. Instead, make an effort to compost your greens so that they can go right back into the soil. Ultimately, be mindful of how much lettuce and other produce you will realistically eat.

If you’ve been looking for a reason to pass on the salad, go ahead and skip it in favor of another nutritious, veggie-heavy meal like a stir fry or veggie bowl.

But if you wholeheartedly love it, or a salad is the most conscientious option next to a double cheeseburger and fries, go for a big bowl of greens. Just go the extra mile and choose your salad ingredients wisely.
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