From Soldier to Dr. Nadine
Beating stress to live a kick-ass life
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Once upon a time there was a young girl named
Nadine. She was from a small town with four
sisters. To pay for college on h...
There were 3 types of stress:
1. Physical: bombs, mortars, threat of rape
2. Emotional: away from family, facing unfamilia...
Nadine was going through some of life’s major stressors and after
several months she was worn out.
The boom from car bombs...
1.Sicker than ever: 3 infections every winter
2.All food made her ill
3.Diarrhea every 7 days
4.Hair was falling out
5.Ski...
Functional Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine
The mission of healing the body using Functional Medicine is to optimize the...
Nadine found out what was the cause of her symptoms
using the BioHealthAdrenal 201 test kit.
An ideal balance of hormones ...
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When your adrenal stress test results reveal a
problem in adrenal function, there is a solution
to get them working opti...
Chiropractic care
More people are turning to chiropractic than ever before.
9
As a Doctors of Chiropractic, Dr. Nadine is ...
During Step 2, changes specific for your needs and goals will be introduced
and this is what makes Dr. Nadine your partner...
Dr. Brinton graduated as Valedictorian with Magnum Cum
Laude Honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in
2012 to re...
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Nadine the Soldier Who Became a Chiropractor

Have you ever wondered how much a soldier goes through when the war has ended? This short story displays the health challenges that Nadine had after serving one year in Iraq. The vast tools of the medical community could not promote her recovery. It was up to her to find the solution: Functional Medicine and Chiropractic Care. Learn how to heal your body after intense episodes of stress.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Published in: Health & Medicine      
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Transcripts - Nadine the Soldier Who Became a Chiropractor

  • 1. From Soldier to Dr. Nadine Beating stress to live a kick-ass life 1
  • 2. Once upon a time there was a young girl named Nadine. She was from a small town with four sisters. To pay for college on her own and travel the world, she opted to join the army. She was strong, healthy, 120 pounds, and ran faster than most of the guys. While trainingin Monterey, California, she became a Russian linguist before being deployed to Kosovo. Пρивет! One afternoon while deployedin Kosovo on a mountaintop doing signal intel work, President Bush announcedthe Major Stressor #1 2
  • 3. There were 3 types of stress: 1. Physical: bombs, mortars, threat of rape 2. Emotional: away from family, facing unfamiliar situations 3. Chemical/Toxicity: contaminated food and water, parasites, toxins. Nadine joined in the fight in Iraq as a combat driver.She carried her M16, wore a bulletproof vest, and pulled shifts in the guard tower. The constant threat from bombs, her male GI counterparts(rape), and the start of chronic neck pain were stressingher out. Because sanitation practiceswere poor, she unknowingly was infected by a Parasite! Major Stressor #2 Major Stressor #3 Drivingin Combat was hazardous. She had one serious brain injuryand severe neck pain after her vehicle was hit and rolled over. 3
  • 4. Nadine was going through some of life’s major stressors and after several months she was worn out. The boom from car bombs could not awake her. There was no thirst or taste for food. She could not smalltalk with her friends. She essentiallyfelt like a zombie on The Walking Dead TV show. Gehhhht… meehhh… hoome! Nadine’s war experience (Civilian world equivalent) 1. Put a human in a cage (Office cubicle). 2. Every hour make loud noises (phones), unleash a tiger in the cage (boss) and keep fluorescent lightson constantly. 3. Create smells, sounds, sights that are shocking and can’t be forgotten. 4. Lace the food with a parasite(contamination,GMOs, sugar) that slowly deprives the body of nutrients. 5. Turn the temperatureup to 140°F and drop it to 30°F the next day to confuse the brain’s thermostatand make the human very uncomfortable. 6. Give the human a task daily that undoes the one completed the day before (boss changes the standard operating procedures daily). When you feel like you do not have a clear missionthe mind becomes less engaged. 7. Tell the human that the project will be completetomorrow and he/she can go home. Make thispromise for 6 months (promised a raise that never comes). 4
  • 5. 1.Sicker than ever: 3 infections every winter 2.All food made her ill 3.Diarrhea every 7 days 4.Hair was falling out 5.Skin was dry and pale 6.Lost her female cycle 7.Exhausted 8.Flashbacks 9.Muscle and joint pain The stress had worn out the glands needed for her to be resilient and energetic: the adrenal glands. These glands secrete hormones that affect every tissue, how you feel and how well you think by changing blood sugar levels, gut function, immune health, fat storage, reducing inflammation from allergens and toxins, and helping to regulate the sex hormone cycle. These hormones have a host of physical, psychological, and emotional effects and when they are not balanced it is difficult to be well and happy. Eventually, the adrenal glands produce less than optimal amounts of hormones, which is called Adrenal Fatigue. Nadine found it difficult to have the energy to go to school and have a social life. Also, the more she felt exhausted, the more “PTSD” symptoms she experienced: flashbacks, feeling hopeless, confused about her reasons to plan for a future, study, make friends. She could not get on with life in this condition. She needed a treatment that would reverse the stress her body had been under. That treatment was Functional Medicine and chiropractic care. Now that Nadine was out of the army and back home, all she needed was to get on with life, right? Nadine’s Symptoms on Adrenal Fatigue 5
  • 6. Functional Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine The mission of healing the body using Functional Medicine is to optimize the function of all body systems so that the individual may live with the highest state of performance possible while preventing modern degenerative diseases. A functional medicine practitioner looks at health as the absence of suppressed body function. This is different from conventional medicine where health is defined as the the absence of disease. Although adrenal fatigue has been recognized and treated successfully for over 100 years, conventional medicine does not treat it. If you were to see your conventional MD, a standard and very minimal lab (Complete Blood Count) would be performed and reveal little. Remember, adrenal fatigue is not a disease but the beginning of the pathway to disease. Thus, your MD would not detect any abnormality, would not suggest a remedy, and would send you away as if nothing were wrong. Dr. Nadine experienced this countless times with her conventional doctor. She learned that there was a clear line between medicine and alternative medicine: your medical doctor can help you by screening your health yearly to detect the presence of disease and help you when you have a recognized disease but does not work to prevent disease. For this, you have complimentary alternative doctors: Integrative Medical Doctor, Functional Medicine Practitioners, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Naturopaths, and others. 6
  • 7. Nadine found out what was the cause of her symptoms using the BioHealthAdrenal 201 test kit. An ideal balance of hormones enhances metabolism, energy production, immune function, and other processes critical to health. Hormone imbalance degrades such functions and accelerates the aging process. Your stress response is dependent on your adrenal gland hormone, cortisol. This is the hormone measured to assess your ability to cope with stress and remain healthy. Could you benefit from Functional Medicine? You may have Adrenal Fatigue if you answer “yes” to the following: oIncreased frequency of illness. oIncreased gut pain, intolerance to food, diarrhea, constipation, bloating. oBreakdown muscle tissue for fuel while increasing abdominal fat. “Muffin Top” appearance. oSkin lesions, pimples, pallor, dryness oAlways tired! Stress is the cause of 80% to 85% of all human illness and disease. Stress is a major contributing factor either directly or indirectly to coronary artery disease, cancer, respiratory disorders, accidental injuries, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide; the six leading causes of death in the United States. 7
  • 8. 8 When your adrenal stress test results reveal a problem in adrenal function, there is a solution to get them working optimally. Nadine’s yellow line indicates a depressed adrenal function and the cause of her symptoms. Nadine’s supplement protocol was based on her individual lab results . You will have a tailored protocol to your specific state of adrenal fatigue to restore your function back to optimal levels. We don’t guess but know what you need. Stressed Healthy Adrenal Health Nadine was getting better but her neck still had pain from her injury even after several years! Her pain was stealing her youth and ability to be productive. She noted that her success was inversely proportional to her neck pain; the more pain she had the less productive she was at home and at work. This was not how she dreamed of living. Chiropractic Care was the solution. Chiropractic care is a system of complementary medicine based on the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of misalignments of the joints, especially those of the spinal column, which are held to cause other disorders by affecting the nerves, muscles, and organs. Ask for a BioHealth 201 Kit today to check your adrenal hormone levels.
  • 9. Chiropractic care More people are turning to chiropractic than ever before. 9 As a Doctors of Chiropractic, Dr. Nadine is skilled in determining if your complaint is musculoskeletal, neurological, or involves dysfunctions in organs and tissues, such as adrenal fatigue, kidney stones and gut inflammation. She spends 40-60 minutes listening to your health complaint, asks questions about your lifestyle to identify causes and remedies while performing a diagnostic examination. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and can identify the need for medical intervention. Dr. Nadine often refers for co-management of your complaint with other members of her healthcare team: integrative alternative medical doctors, nurse practitioners, acupuncturists, massage therapists, personal trainers, and others. Step 3 Benchmarking and Tracking Step 2 Introducing changes Step 1 Screening To help you get better quickly, Dr. Nadine has a 3-Step approach:
  • 10. During Step 2, changes specific for your needs and goals will be introduced and this is what makes Dr. Nadine your partner in reaching your goal. 1.Adrenal Assessment 2. Sleep Habits 3. Food and Water Quality 4. Food Choices 5. Spirituality/Mindfulness 6. Home Lighting at Night 7. Body Care/Exercise 8. Learn New Tasks 9. Social Connections 10. Workplace Posture 11. Strength, flexibility 12. Cleaning and Body Products 10 12 Consideration Points in Lifestyle Habits Dr. Nadine will coach you through optimizing your environment to get your body working at its best. Step 2 Introducing changes Dr. Nadine treats your body as a whole unit at each visit. What to Expect During Your Visit: 1. Injured tissues will be treated using Graston Technique (20-30 minutes) 2. Improper movement patterns will be rehabilitated. 3. Immobile joints will be adjusted to restore motion using your preferred chiropractic technique. 4. Sports Tape is applied to restore proper biomechanical function of tissues to continue the healing process outside of the office.
  • 11. Dr. Brinton graduated as Valedictorian with Magnum Cum Laude Honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 2012 to receive her doctorate of chiropractic degree. As a California native, she graduated with Sume Cum Laude honors from UC Davis in 2009 with a BS in Clinical Nutrition. Nutrition became an important aspect of life to Dr. Brinton after eating too many MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) while serving as a Russian linguist turned into a combat driver during Operation Iraqi Freedom II. During five years of military service, Dr. Brinton learned compassion, dedication, the meaning of loss, the pain of physical trauma to the spine and body, and the true meaning of life: service and love. As a result of the physical, emotional, and chemical traumas she experienced, she needed and attained the healing success of the combination of Functional Medicine with Chiropractic care. Dr. Nadine Brinton, DC CHIROPRACTIC, NUTRITION & FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE Morgan Camp, MD & Associates 131 Camino Alto, Suite F, Mill Valley (415) 383-9903 Office Nadine.brinton@gmail.com www.facebook.com/dr.nadine 11

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