Author: Chris Bantock, DC

Improving and Protecting Our Health from Poor Air Quality

  Have you seen the mountains lately? Neither have I. Pollution is quite prevalent this summer with much of the wildfires in surrounding mountain areas. This can take quite a toll on our health when this is the air that we have to breathe in. In fact, the smaller the molecule the worse it is for our health. These molecules include particulate matter and gaseous matter.   When the air molecules become smaller it makes Read More …

Is Your Fitness Tracker Inaccurate Regarding Sleep?

How did you sleep last night? Some people will turn to their Fitbit or device on their wrists almost immediately when you ask them. But just how much can you trust that device?   Sleep disorders are on the rise, and according to the National Sleep Foundation, about a 1/3 of Americans say their sleep quality is poor or fair. Some seek out the device to help them track their sleep better. However, the gold Read More …

Magnesium’s Benefit and How to Get More

  When consulting patients at my functional medicine practice, I am finding many people are deficient or insufficient in magnesium. Some are taking magnesium, though they are not sure why, and some are also just taking a poor form of magnesium.   Magnesium is important for over 300 different chemical reactions in the body including blood sugar control, blood pressure regulation, muscles and nerve function, and protein synthesis. It is there to help stabilize ATP, Read More …

Toxins in sunscreens

Your sunscreen contains these toxic chemicals Dr. Chris Bantock, DC We know Vitamin D synthesis is decreased with sunscreen use, but that still means we should be protecting our skin when we go outside for long periods of time.  So what should we look for in sunscreens that perhaps we should sway away from and what are better alternatives to many of the sunscreens out there?  I will summarize Environmental Working Group’s guide to sunscreens Read More …