When I learned about chiropractic, for the first time things started to make sense as to why my dad was in pain and I knew there was hope. By correcting his misaligned spine, it reduced the pain and allowed his organs to function at a much higher level. Chiropractic was a life saver for my dad. It allowed him to return to a more normal life, and by allowing his body to function normally, he was able to be a great dad and a spectacular family man. When I saw the miraculous transformation of my dad, I knew this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, to naturally help people get well and stay well.
I host a nationally syndicated radio show called “The Dr. Joe Show” that allows me to have the venue to spread the message to tens of thousands of people every week. The positive response to every show is overwhelming. I feel very blessed to have this opportunity and plan on doing this for a long, long time.
In 1981, I began my graduate work at Life University in Marietta, Georgia. I chose Life University because it was the best education available. The more I discovered about chiropractic, the more amazed I was at how far reaching it could be. Then, when I began to research nutrition, I found the “whole package of health,” that is, removing interference from the nervous system (un-pinching the nerves) thus allowing the brain to communicate with the body, improving the digestive system, and giving the body the food it requires to function at 100%. Along with being board certified in Chiropractic, I am also board certified in pain management, orthopedics and double board certified in nutrition. I also have a B.S. in clinical nutrition, am a retired dietitian, an award-winning author, and have been in practice for over 32 years.
“I want to get you well and keep you well.” This is the principle by which I run my practice. I believe in a holistic approach that involves fixing pinched nerves, repairing the digestive system, and teaching my patients good nutritional habits. I want to reach as many people as possible to prevent them from suffering needlessly. I treat patients of all ages with a variety of conditions. It is so satisfying when a patient is able to understand the cause of his or her health issue and we are able to treat the cause, not just the symptoms.
I have a condition called “nocturnal hypoxia”. This causes my blood oxygen levels to drop significantly during sleep. I have some sleep apnea issues and have been treated with a CPAP & Bi-pap but it really has not helped this. Is this something that you all have encountered and had experience in? Hypoxia is a major concern for me.
I have seen many cases where the patient’s stomach is pushing up against their diaphragm. This often times prevents the diaphragm from dropping down and allowing a longs to fill with air. This could be the cause of your condition. It does get worse at night because when you’re sitting or standing you have gravity to help pull the diaphragm down, when you’re laying down you don’t have the gravity assisting. When patients have this condition they sometimes complain of acid reflux, heartburn, burping, gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation. I don’t know this is the cause of your problem but if you’d like to make an appointment to come see us please give us a call at 770-427-7387 and can evaluate your condition.
Any suggestions for how to deal with gout?
Uric acid builds up in the joints, that is gout. Giving up meat is the standard advice which is good, however, we need to dig deeper. You also need to give up sugar. Most sugars contain fructose and fructose needs to be converted into glucose in order to be utilized as fuel by the body. When that conversion occurs in the liver, a by-product that is produced is uric acid. For example, white table sugar is 50% fructose, agave nectar is 85% fructose and high fructose corn sugar is 55% fructose. From a nutritional standpoint, I would suggest you avoid alcohol, meat, sugar, dairy, coffee, soda, and artificial sweetener. You need to eat more raw veggies and just a little fruit. There are certain supplements that might help. I would start with Dr. Joe’s Super Greens, Dr. Joe’s nitric oxide to improve circulation, Dr. Joe’s digestive enzymes, and Dr. Joe’s Essential Source. I don’t like to make any more supplement suggestions until I know more about the patient. Uric acid causes swelling which will push the bones out of place, so it would be a good idea to come to see us so we can determine what needs to be done to put the bones back in place. If you would like to make an appointment, please call us at 770-427-7387. We look forward to helping you get well and stay well!
Do you recommend COQ10 for heart health?
Co Q 10 is used by the mitochondria inside the cell to help produce energy. Being that the heart uses a lot of energy, it is important to have enough Co Q 10 to go around. If you are on statin drugs they can lower your Co Q 10 production so I would strongly advise you take it if you are taking statin drugs. If you are healthy your body should produce enough on its own. If you are not healthy and/or feel weak, you can consider taking it as a supplement in the ubiquinol form.
What can be done about high biliruben?
There are many causes of high Bilirubin. It could be due to a liver issues where the liver is not clearing the bilirubin from the blood, It could be due to an infection such as mononucleosis, hepatitis, gall stones or it could even bis a sign of pancreatic cancer where a tumor blocks the bile duct. Once you see your MD and rule out a more serious condition, I would suggest we go on a very “clean” diet, avoid alcohol, meat, sugar, dairy, coffee, soda, and artificial sweeteners. Eat mostly organic fruit, veggies, nuts, and seeds, take supplements including Super Greens, Essential Source, Nitric oxide, and milk thistle. I would also suggest you come see us so we can do a more thorough evaluation. Call us at 770-427-7387 when you are ready to make an appointment.
I have a 20-year-old son who has psoriasis. He has tried clobetasol and Otezla. The Otezla made him weak and sullen if you will. In short, he stayed in bed and was somewhat miserable when he didn’t have to be at work. He’s a student and waiting tables for the summer. The psoriasis is still there. We have considered the last option, Biologics. His dr recommended Skirizi, but I’m not confident with that since it’s a new medication. I wanted to see if you had a suggestion for another route before we go to Biologics. I also have psoriasis but did not start Biologics until I was about 51 years old, and I’m 53, now. I’ve read about such things such as sugar being really bad for psoriasis, or flaxseed oil is very helpful to clear it. Help!! Would love your opinion on that, and recommendations for treatment for when he leaves and goes back to college.
The meds might help deal with the psoriasis symptoms, but they usually won’t get to the cause of the issue. Most skin conditions I see are related to the liver and the digestive system.
From a nutritional standpoint, he needs to avoid alcohol, meat (especially grilled meat), sugar, dairy, coffee, soda and artificial sweetener. He needs to eat more raw veggies, nuts, seeds and just a little fruit.
Nutrition is important to help reduce inflammation and give the body the nutrients it needs to heal, but in order to obtain and maintain good health
I’m 60 years old… Try to be very active but have joint and back pain. Quit smoke 4 most ago and gained 20 lbs more than I need. What do you suggest?
For a 60 year old female…… from a nutritional standpoint, I would suggest you avoid alcohol, meat (especially grilled meat), sugar, dairy, coffee, soda, and artificial sweetener. You need to eat more raw veggies and just a little fruit.
What is the ingredient in soap Dr Joe said is not good for you, that it “messes with your hormones”?
Here is a recipe on how to make your own hand sanitize.
Can shrimp cause an allergic reaction around your underarms? My dermatologist was stunned today. She said it didn’t look like psoriasis and it appeared to look more like hives. I have never been allergic to anything food wise.
Yes, seafood is a common allergen.
My lab results came back that I am vitamin D deficient my number is 33 what should I order to help with this issue
I would suggest 5 drops a day of Dr Joe’s Vitamin D
What are the test to check the level of arteries blockage?
I would suggest you go to Virtual Imaging. If your test is positive, contact us and we can set up a program to help clean up your arteries
Was just diagnosed with diverticulosis of the large intestine…bought a bottle of essential source awhile back but didn’t want to take it until seeing a doc. Just looking to find out if it is safe/ will help my condition
Yes, it should be safe for your condition and could actually help tremendously. The colon is inflamed and having trouble absorbing nutrients and our products are very easy to absorb.
I have pretty bad eczema and I eat pretty well. However, I feel my gut needs help.
Most skin issues originate in the gut and the liver, so probiotics might help but there is more than usually needs to be done to get to the cause of the issue and not just treat the symptoms.
Which supplement is better to with being pre-diabetic ?
I would suggest super greens, essential source, and digestive enzymes. Dietary changes are also important to help deal with diabetes. If you’d like to make an appointment so we can further evaluate you please give us a call at 770.427.7387. We look forward to helping you get well and stay well.
Where is your information on groin problems?
Groin problems could be caused by a pinched nerve, but there could be other issues as well.
Do you have a product that increases kidney function?
I would suggest renafood (it’s not on the website, but you can call us at 770.427.7387 and ask for Kayla to order it) along with Super Greens, Essential Source and Nitric Oxide.
Hello, which supplement was it that Dr. Joe was taking to Reverse his macular degeneration?
Yes…Super Greens and Essential Source.
You can also add nitric oxide to help increase circulation
My husband has benign essential tremors all his life. They are getting worse with age (80) having voice problems. Can chiropractic care help with this?
We can’t make any promises, however, we have seen cases like his and in many cases, we get good results and help to lessen the tremors