Fat Nutrition

Some Fat Nutrition from Agape Chiropractic

Although eating well isn't “chiropractic”, it is part of a healthy chiropractic lifestyle. That is why we like to bring you nutrition tid bits. This one is about being satisfied.

The macronutrients are proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Many diets restrict one of the macronutrients. High carbohydrate diets are also referred to as low fat diets because they restrict fat intake. The Atkins diet restricts carbohydrates and is high in protein and fat. These diets work, but can leave you nutritionally unsatisfied and they usually backfire eventually. That is, eventually people give in to the macronutrients they have deprived themselves of and gain more weight than they lost ending in an overall net gain! This of course is a good thing… if your a chiropractor! Because it increases the demand for your services! Weight gain casuses postural imbalances that cause pain.

For those that have deprived themselves of healthy fats to lose weight, this plan is not about restricting carbohydrates, but rather, consuming healthy fats first to increase dietary satisfaction. I recommend snacking on high fat low sugar foods. But not all fats are created equally.

Chiropractors and other healthcare professionals agree trans fats are bad. When is comes to saturated fats, however, there is much debate. I believe this is because not all saturated fats are equal. Many saturated animal fats will be store houses for toxins like hormones that were injected and pesticides that were in the food they were given. These toxin storehouses are bad not because they are saturated (having no double bonds), but because they store toxins. Having no double bonds is the property that prevents them from becoming trans fats. It is what makes them stable and excellent fats for high temperature cooking and even frying.

Some saturated fats are made with long chain fatty acids; that is, they are large molecules. Others are made with smaller medium chain fatty acids. The smaller fats are easier to break down and use for energy. That is, they are less likely to be stored as fat. This is a good thing if you are concerned about your weight. Consuming these smaller fats is likely to increase your dietary satisfaction and at the same time, increase the use of the fat you consume. It is like putting your body in a fat burning mode.

If you are always hungry and never satisfied for any significant time after eating, try consuming healthy smaller fats before eating your meals. I recommend about a two hundred calorie snack made from mostly smaller saturated fats about twenty minutes before your meal or as a standalone snack between meals. Coconut is high in medium chain fatty acids and is ideal for adding nutritional satisfaction. Be careful not to consume processed coconut products seasoned with sugar. Consult with your chiropractor or other qualified healthcare professional especially if you have heart, blood pressure, and other circulatory problems before making significant changes in your diet.

For a healthy cocount treat recipe, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFKJRd1lmfo .

These healthy nutritional tips are provided courtesy of:

Dr. Michael Haley
Agape Chiropractic
(954) 444-5353

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Coconut Recipe from Agape Chiropractic

Healthy Coconut Treats Recipe

8 oz. Coconut oil
8 oz. coconut cream concentrate or coconut butter
2 tablespoons vanilla extract (make sure corn syrup is not in the ingredients)
3 to 5 single serving packets of stevia
optional: 1 to 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (requires additional stevia)
optional: add coconut flakes or coconut chips (unsweetened)
optional: add 2 – 3 tablespoons acai, blue berry, raspberry, or other dark fruit powder

The coconut oil and butter must be at room temperature or warmer for effective mixing. Blend the ingredients together with a wire wisk until creamy. Pour the

mixture into candy molds or plastic ice cube trays. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Ring out the trays. Store the treats in the refrigerator. They melt at room


This healthy recipe provided courtesy of:
Dr. Michael Haley
Agape Chiropractic
500 S. Cypress Road #4
Pompano Beach, FL  33060
(954) 444-5353

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Chiropractor in Pompano Beach

Dr. Michael Haley of Agape Chiropractic in Pompano Beach 33060 Florida has been a Chiropractor in the Pompano Beach area since 1996.  His contemporary office in Pompano Beach is the kind of place people like to go to just hang out before and after their appointment.  Many come just for a latte or cup of loose leaf brewed tea.  The office is a learning environment.  People initially come because they have aches and pains; but they leave with a new way of thinking about their health.

Chiropractic – a system of adjusting the vertebrae to restore funtional alignment to the spine for the purpose of restoring normal nerve function.

Chiropractors use a variety of techniques including manual adjustments done with the hands and usually offer a variety supportive therapies including massage, ultrasound and EMS.  Chiropractors also usually offer supportive advice including nutritional, posture and functional exercises, strengthening exercises, stress management, and modifications to activities of daily living.

Why Do People Go To Chiropractors?

People go to chiropractors for many reasons from severe pain to wanting to perform better in sports or even as a way to maintain better health.  The most common reasons people discover chiropractic are low back pain, neck pain, and headaches.

Low Back Pain

Low back pain can be debilitating.  Sometimes the pain radiates into the buttocks, thigh, leg, and foot.  At times, it can be soo bad that there is numbness on the skin and the muscles can be weaker than normal.  Chiropractic can often be used alone.  At times, the chiropractor may choose to coordinate care with an orthopedic physician, neurologist, physical therapist, or other health care professional.

Neck Pain

Like low back pain, pain from the neck can also radiate into the the arms and hands, upper back, and even mimic pains that could be mistaken for a heart attack!  Often times people who go to the ER are eventually redirected to the chiropractor.  Chiropractors see patients everyday for these same symptoms.


There are many kinds of headaches.  The most common headaches, tension and migraines, seem to respond quite well to chiropractic treatments.  These types of headaches are often caused by stress and tension.  Chiropractic treatments improve spinal function by removing tension and stress in the spine.

Visit the official website for Agape Chiropractic.

Agape Chiropractic 500 S. Cypress Road Pompano Beach, FL  33060 (954) 444-5353


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