gymIn a perfect world, your body should be fully functional 100% of the time to support your lifestyle and daily activities. Unfortunately, in today’s industrialized world where we are exposed to myriad toxins and other stressors, our bodies are often challenged to the point where full functional capacity is compromised. At Star Chiropractic and Nutrition, we take pride in our ability to improve your body’s ability to function optimally, thereby enhancing your quality of life, along with offering exceptional service.

As a cross-disciplinary trained chiropractor and a teacher to other doctors, Dr. Suzan Starler, D.C. is accustomed to seeing and treating the body as a whole—to better diagnose your problems and alleviate chronic issues. Dr. Suzan uses a holistic process to properly identify the triggers for your symptoms— and sometimes that means treating the ‘problem behind the problem’.

Your health is our first priority at Star Chiropractic and Nutrition, and our goal is to help you feel whole again. A comprehensive range of services is offered to guide you back to an active, healthy and highly functioning lifestyle. Above all, we provide healing and hope for people who haven’t been helped before. Take a minute and contact Star Chiropractic and Nutrition now – it’s your time to heal.

Services Include:


    • DRX9000™ – A successful, proven alternative to surgery, this state-of-the-art equipment provides effective treatment of low back pain and sciatica, neck pain, neck related shoulder pain, and chronic headache pain without surgery.
    • Quantum Neurology™ – Sophisticated neurologic therapy to provide relief and long lasting healing for people whose nervous systems are challenged for reasons “unknown” (e.g. vertigo, fatigue, dyslexia or frozen shoulder) or whose nervous systems have become compromised due to injury, stroke or other life style stresses. Results are often dramatic and usually include increased stability, decreased pain, improved mobility, and increased function.
    • Nutrition Response Testing™ – Functional assessment of the autonomic nervous system, through biofeedback and muscle testing is used to determine disturbances in health and potential nutritional remedies. This process measures bodily function (or dysfunction). It does not measure or diagnose disease. The testing helps to determine the precise order in which to approach nutritional deficiencies and allergies to facilitate the healing process.
    • Weight Loss and Detoxification Program – Specially designed weight loss and/or detoxification programs available, unique to each individual. Programs include periodic testing utilizing (1) Bio Impedance Analysis to determine body mass index, basal metabolic rate, lean mass and fat mass; and (2) MaxPulse Cardiovascular and Autonomic Nervous System screening, a Class II FDA approved medical screening device utilizing cutting edge technology to monitor before and after effects of diet, lifestyle and to determine arteriosclerosis progress, arterial elasticity, remaining blood volume, stress levels and more.
    • McKenzie Therapies – Also known as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy®, the McKenzie Method is a philosophy of active patient involvement and education that is trusted and used all over the world for back, neck and extremity (arm and leg) problems. As a Certified McKenzie clinician, Dr. Suzan Starler, D.C. , Cert MDT, utilizes this valuable and valid indicator to determine right away whether, and how, the method will work for each patient to reduce pain and deformity, maintain pain reduction, restore full function and prevent recurrences.
    • Synergie™ Treatments – A comfortable, relaxing form of vacuum massage used to aid weight loss management, reduce the appearance of cellulite, increase lymphatic drainage, decrease the appearance of scars, and improve skin tone.
    • Personalized Wellness & Exercise Programs – Designed to help you gain personal insight into, and improve the state of, your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

At Star Chiropractic and Nutrition, we offer holistic treatments and therapies for such conditions as:

Acid Reflux Acute Pain Adrenal Exhaustion
Allergies Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD and ADHD Asthma
Back Pain Back Problems Bloating
Bursitis Chronic Ear Infections Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Pain Dysmenorrhea Conditioning Programs
Detoxification Diabetes Digestion Problems
Disc Degeneration Dizziness Elbow Pain
Depression Fatigue Fertility
Fibromyalgia GERD Headaches
Herniated Discs Hip Pain Hot Flashes
Hormonal Imbalances PMS Insomnia
Joint Pain Knee Pain Lower Back Pain
Constipation Diarrhea Migraines
Neck Pain Numbness Menopause Symptoms
Mental Fogginess Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Dyslexia
Perimenopause Symptoms Post Nasal Drip Sciatica
Shoulder Pain Skin Rashes Tingling in arms/legs/hands/feet
Stenosis Stomach Problems Post Operative Pain/Rehab
Strokes Disabilities Tendonitis Thyroid Disorders
Upper Back Pain Weight Loss Weight Gain


Remember, anything can cause anything, and there is always hope! If you are experiencing something you don’t see listed above, give us a call and we will let you know if think we can help.

Suzan Starler, DC, Cert. MDT,
ACT Nutrition Response Testing,
Quantum Neurology , Level 3 Intern.

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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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