Nutrition Protocols

Francis Chiropractic believes in supporting your wellness journey long after you’ve left your appointment. By using a customized nutrition protocol, you can further your healing at home. We stock and recommend Standard Protocol supplements because of their commitment to the whole food philosophy. Find specific protocols to common ailments below. Be sure to ask about any questions you have!


Francis Chiropractic offers a variety of supplements to provide the support you need long after you leave our clinic. We choose to feature Standard Process as our natural supplement of choice. Standard Process has been dedicated to the field of nutritional supplements and the whole food philosophy introduced by Dr. Royal Lee. We believe these natural supplements will sustain you on your path to a better and healthier life.


Acid Reflux/Stomach Ulcers 


  1. Zypan – Take 2 capsules with every meal.  Zypan is a digestive aid that will help your body break down food for absorption. Increase capsule with trigger foods or larger meals accordingly. Add in Enzycore when needed when additional digestive support needed without additional acid..

_____X_____ Daily for ________

  1. Okra Pepsin E–  Taking 2 capsules 10 minutes before bed  helps relieve pain and heals the gut lining.

_____X_____ Daily for ________

  1. Multizym– ad if you need digestive support for just protein digestion.

_____X_____ Daily for ________

  1. ProSynbiotic– 1 cap per day to replenish normal gut bacteria.  ProSynbiotic our favorite for this use because it has multiple bacteria and prebiotic for rapid proliferation.

_____X_____ Daily for ________

  1. Apple cider vinegar – couple teaspoons a day to help acidify the gut.

_____X_____ Daily for ________

  1. Hot lemon water in the am to acidify the gut.
  2. Fermented foods such as yogurt, kombucha , kimchi, kefir, sauerkraut …….

Lifestyle Recommendations

  1. Eat slow
  2. CHEW
  3. drink water well before eating 15 minutes-
  4. limit fluid intake while eating to 4 oz.  this will limit the dilution of digestive acid and enzymes

Do the above for at least 2 months then continue on that schedule until you have stopped your acid reducing medicine.  Then continue for one additional month.  At that point, gradually decrease your dosage until either off or at a comfortable maintenance dose, if that is needed.

If you are currently on an acid reducing medicine, talk to your Doctor about how to slowly back out of the medication.

Caffeine, nicotine and alcohol all increase symptoms in acid reflux because they weaken the sphincter muscle, which separates the esophagus and stomach thus allowing acid to infiltrate unprotected tissue in the esophagus.

Adrenal Support Protocol

The adrenal gland is a gland that I call the “hub of the wheel”.  It has spokes going out to just about every process in the body including but not limited to our stress response, immune system, sleep hormones, sex hormones, sugar metabolism, digestive health, and blood pressure regulation.  

Put it this way, our adrenal glands were meant to help us from running from one Saber tooth tiger a week and for chasing a rabbit or some other prey maybe 30 minutes a day.    

Today, this is not how we use this gland. To be frank, the  “ conveniences” of modern day living has trashed our adrenal gland. We now overstimulate the gland all throughout the day by stressing about work and other modern day problems, exhausting it. 

I see this as a key organ because when it is supported nutritionally and through other daily hygiene habits it can rejuvenate and many symptoms of modern life can improve.

Healthy Habit Support

  1. Decrease sugar / and refined wheat 
  2. Diet in 
  3. Sleep hygiene- 7-8 hours per night
  4. Meditation/Yoga/breath work. “Breath“ by James Nestor
  5. Balancing aspects of life.  “We all”  need this.

Supplement Support

Adrenal Desiccated –  Consider it CPR for an exhausted adrenal gland.  To be used for a short period of time (weeks to a couple months). This helps give the adrenal gland vital nutrients it needs to help support it to return to a normal balance and function. 

 ______- ______ Daily for _______

Drenamin– Considered a multiple vitamin with a leaning to rebuilding and restoring normal adrenal function with essential nutrients.  Long term adrenal support.

_____-_____ Daily for ________

Ashwagandha Forte– an adrenal adaptogen–  this means with regular use, it will  help the adrenal gland find its happy balance. It will also support  the vitality of the adrenal gland.

_____-_____ Daily for ________

Ashwagandha complexanother adrenal adaptogen, ashwagandha helps to bring the body back into homeostasis (natural healthy balance). It also contains ingredients that help support the body ability to fight stress and help maintain a healthy mood balance. 

__________ Daily for ________

Adrenal complex– multiple herbs  including licorice, ashwagandha, skull cap and korean ginsing that support the adrenal function and regulation. It will support the body’s ability to adapt to stress and maintain a healthy balance.

_____-_____ Daily for ________

Natural Anti-inflammatory Options

Natural anti-inflammatory options are excellent ways of dealing with inflammation from a variety of sources.

They can offer substantial relief with no side effects as long as you are not allergic to that particular food.

Supplemental Support

  1. Fish oil  / Omega Three Fatty Acids are the best overall anti-inflammatory.  Work on the same enzyme path as OTC NSAIDS.  Great overall AI with multiple other health benefits that make fish oil the first and most efficient food source supplement to choose.  This is essential because our body needs this nutrient for multiple functions and can not make it on its own.  Natural food sources are cold water fish, flax seed and flax seed oil and grass fed animals. Dosage 1000-3000 mg / day _____X_____ Daily for________
  2. Boswellia Complex   also known as frankincense, boswellia is a wonderful replacement for aspirin and nsaids.  This herb down regulates inflammation and has joint building characteristics.  It is excellent when taken with synergists like turmeric and ginger.  Eat with fat for better absorption. _____X_____ Daily for ________
  3. Bromelain– Is an enzyme which is found in the core of a pineapple. We prefer this for athletic injuries and for pre and post surgical needs.  It is fabulous at reducing healing times in both circumstances.  1000 GDU is the dosage need for effectiveness.  That is two capsules / day.  Key detail for bromelain to work is that it must be taken on an empty stomach. _____X_____ Daily for________
  4. Turmeric/ curcumin  – Great natural anti-inflammatory.  Works on a couple different enzyme pathways.  Turmeric gives mustard its yellow color.  Cucurmin is the active ingredient.  Need high doses and to be eaten with fat and pepper. _____X_____ Daily for ________

Action Items:

  1. Fast
  2. Hydrate with H2O
  3. Eat whole foods
  4. Reduce sugar and wheat
  5. Exercise regularly and Diversely
  6. Sleep more 7-8 hours
  7. Watch beauty products
  8. Active wellness lifestyle so to decrease prescriptions
  9. Gut health
  10. Anti-inflammatory

Call Dr. Dan with questions 


or email [email protected]

Arthritis Action Plan


  1. Weight bearing
  2. Aerobic 
  3. Yoga


  1. Decrease sugar and wheat 
  2. Bone Broth 
  3. Fish — salmon, tuna…
  4. Cruciferous veggies
  5. Green tea
  6. Fruits and veggies 
  7. Olive oil
  8. Ginger and turmeric
  9. WATER


  1. Nsaids
  2. Pain killers – Tylenol 
  3. Smoking

Supplement Support

  1. Turmeric
  2. Boswellia
  3. Fish oil
  4. Bromelain– proteolytic enzymes
  5. Glucosamine sulfate 
  6. Chondroitin sulfate
  7. Ligaplex


  1. Acupuncture
  2. Massage
  3. Chiropractic
  4. Laser
  5. Kt tape
  6. Cold
  7. Salves
  8. Percussion massager
  9. Weight management

Bone Protocol

Calcifood wafers: 2 a day for Osteoporosis for life. 1 a day for Osteopenia. 6 a day for broken bone for 2 months

Whole bone. Like feeding like has everything bone needs for healing

Ostropin: ____ a day for _____ months ________

helps simulate and feed bone development

_____ a day for broken bones

BIost: _____ a day for bone supporting osteoporosis porosity

Ligaplex 1:____ a day for acute soft tissue injury and post surgical_____.  Months / weeks

LIgaplex 2:______ a day for long term soft tissue haling. ________. Months

  • Bone broth
  • ** cruciferous veggies
  • ***Use you body — exercise !!!!!

General Cardiac support 

Cardio plus _____X_____ Daily for ________

Cardiotrophin PMG _____X_____ Daily for ________

Cataplex B-Core _____X_____ Daily for ________

Cod Liver Oil _____X_____ Daily for ________

Cholesterol support 

*Reduce refined sugar wheat and oils.

Cataplex B-Core _____X_____ Daily for ________

Cholaplex _____X_____ Daily for ________

Soybean lecithin  _____X_____ Daily for ________

Omega 3 / fish oil _____X_____ Daily for ________

Blood pressure

Cataplex G _____X_____ Daily for ________

Coleus  _____X_____ Daily for ________

Min-Tran / Ashwagandha _____X_____ Daily for ________

Covid Protocols/Immune system 

Pre COVID supplement protocol

  1. Immuplex 2-3 / day  3/4 if over 200 pounds and or you are immuno-comprimised 
  2. Echinacea Premium– 1 / day.  Keeps your immune system on high alert.
  3. Cataplex D–  1-2 a day  More if in winter and you have light skin.

Infected with COVID  But not sick with symptoms 

  1. Congaplex – 4 / day
  2. Echinacea Premium 1/ day 
  3. Zinc Chelate – 2 a day  

Infected and Sick with symptoms

  1.  Congaplex– 10 a day  – 1 an hour ish
  2. Echinacea Premium -2-3 a day
  3. Zinc Chelate – 5 a day
  4.   Cataplex D– 2/day


  1. Immuplex 2-3 /day.
  2. Zinc Chelate-4 day until smell ind taste back then reduce to 1 a day.
  3.    Cataplex D–  1/ day
  4. Cellular Vitality  – 3 a day— Helps rebuild mitochondria in cells to restore energy and battle fatigue after infection 

*Epimune Complex is a vegetarian, vegan , non-dairy and non soy replacement for both Congaplex and Immuplex.

*Zinc in a bioavailable form (meaning chelated / bound to nutrients that help it absorb) is vital to smell and taste which is why that is a symptom in COVID.  Zinc is vital in fighting the virus then becomes depleted causing the loss of smell and taste.  

Congaplex–  whole food acute immune support.

Immuplex– whole food immune system builder

Echinacea –  Booster of the immune system

Vitamin D -involved in many aspects of the immune system.  Studies finding those hit the hardest with COVID Symptoms have lower than optimal Vitamin D.


Healthy Habit Support

-Slow down eating.  The digestive process begins before we even put our food in our mouths. When your mouth waters when you smell a cooking meal; that saliva production is already prepping the body for digestion. Slow down, enjoy the full experience of your meal from start to finish.

-Drink water 20 minutes before meal. Hydration is key for a healthy digestive system and to naturally help detoxify the body.

-Chew Chew Chew. This goes hand-in-hand with slowing down eating. Give yourself time to chew your food completely. This help break down the components of your food and jump starts your digestive system.  

Supplement Support

  • Zypan:  2 tablets in the middle of each meal; or as directed. Increase or decrease to support trigger foods or larger meals.
    • -Helps support gastric pH, provides enzymatic support for protein digestion, and supports the environment o the GI tract. Includes stearic acid to coat the pancreatin, helping it to be digested in the correct area of the digestive tract.
  • Enzycore: 1 capsule during each meal.
    • Contains a blend of enzymes that comprehensively break down fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Kate and beet powders included to support healthy digestive processes.
  • Multizyme:  1 capsule in the middle of a protein dominant meal.
    • Contains digestive enzymes to support the proper breakdown of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.*can also be used on an empty stomach as a natural anti-inflammatory.
  • Okra Pepsin: 2-3 on an empty stomach with full glass of water 30 minutes prior to bed.
    • Use until bottle is complete or until healing is accomplished.  Can also be done once a year in the spring.
    • Supports bowel function, provides bowel cleansing, and supports mucosal tissue in the intestines.
  • Gastrex: 2 capsules on an empty stomach with full glass of water 15 minutes before bed.
    • Supports the body’s normal tissue repair process and support GI cleansing through the elimination of waste materials.
  • Zymex: 3 capsules, 3 times per week week on empty stomach along with sugar and wheat restrictions for 2 months.
    • Encourages a healthy intestinal environment to support a health GI microbiome.
  • HiPep: 2 tablets per day to stimulate normal gastric and small intestine function.
    • Helps relieve occasional indigestion symptoms of the gastrointestinal tract, including bloating and flatulence.
  • Gut Flora Complex: 2 Capsules per day.
    • Promote regularity of bowel function and support healthy immune system response.
  • Metabol Complex: 1 tablet with each meal that is dominated by carbohydrates. Allow the tablet to sit on the tongue for about 20 seconds to begin activating the ingredients.
    • The herbs within Metabol Complex can be used in Ayurvedic herbal preparations to support the metabolism of fats and sugars and can support normal pancreatic and liver function.

Do the above for at least 2 months then continue on that schedule until you have stopped your acid reducing medicine. Then continue for one additional month. At that point, gradually decrease your dosage until either off or at a comfortable maintenance dose, if that is needed.

If you are currently on an acid reducing medicine, talk to your Doctor about how to slowly back out of the medication.

Caffeine, nicotine and alcohol all increase symptoms in acid reflux because they weaken the sphincter muscle, which separates the esophagus and stomach thus allowing acid to infiltrate unprotected tissue in the esophagus.

Home Therapy and Nutritional Protocol

Acid Reflux/Stomach Ulcers
1. Zypan: Take 2 capsules with every meal.  Zypan is a digestive aid that will help your body break down food for absorption. Increase capsule with trigger foods or larger meals accordingly. Add in multizyme when needed when additional digestive support needed without additional acid.

2. Gastrex: Taking 2 capsules 10 minutes before eating helps relieve pain and heals the gut lining.

3. Probiotic: 1 cap per day to replenish normal gut bacteria. Prosymbiotic our favorite for this use because it has multiple bacteria and prebiotic for rapid proliferation.

4. Apple cider vinegar: couple teaspoons a day to help acidity the gut.

5. Hot lemon water in the am to acidify the gut.

Do the above for at least 2 months then continue on that schedule until you have stopped your acid reducing medicine. Then continue for one additional month. At that point, gradually decrease your dosage until either off or at a comfortable maintenance dose, if that is needed.

If you are currently on an acid reducing medicine, talk to your Doctor about how to slowly back out of the medication.

Caffeine, nicotine and alcohol all increase symptoms in acid reflux because they weaken the sphincter muscle, which separates the esophagus and stomach thus allowing acid to infiltrate unprotected tissue in the esophagus.


1. Manipulation of thoracic spine and low back to stimulate normal gastric function


1. Fish oil: 3 grams/day. Omega three fatty acids are brain food and anti-inflammatory.

2. OPC synergy: 3 per day. Great antioxidant that will help set the brain waves to normal concentration settings.

3. Mintran: 6-15/day depending on needs.

4. Olprima DHA: fishoil specifically formulated for the brain development 

Eliminate all refined foods from diet. Eat a diet of whole grains, whole fruits and veggies, and lean meat with reasonable amounts of dairy. Greatly reduce video games and television time. Increase sleep and exercise.


1. Fish oil: 2-4 grams/day

2. Allerplex: 2-6/day.  Take seasonally or as needed.

3. Antronex: natural antihistamine

4. Black cumin seed oil: liver detox and wonderful allergy reducing properties

5. Turmeric: powerful anti inflammatory properties 

Decrease refined sugars and flour, as they increase your body’s inflammatory state.  Adjustments help stimulate nervous system and help the symptoms of asthma and allergies from coughing and sneezing.


  1. Manipulation to reduce spinal stress and stimulate immune response.
  2. Alignment helps secondary muscles of respiration 
  3. Massage to support muscular strainBone health and Osteoporosis 

1. Anatomy of Bone

  1. Trebeculea
  2. Cortex
  3. Marrow

Bone is highly metabolically active.

Osteoplastic and osteoplastic activity. Magnesium, Phosphorus, Manganese, Collagen, etc.

Causes, Dangers and Risk factors of Osteoporosis

  1. White Female
  2. Postmenopausal
  3. Smoker
  4. Inactive
  5. Acid-stopping medicine/Prednisone
  6. Estrogen dominate- This limits testosterone’s ability to get to its receptors
  7. Excessive alcohol intake
  8. Family history
  9. Never giving birth
  10. Anorexia
  11. Lack of sunlight

Medicinal Options and their consequences

  1. Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, Reclast.  All stop osteoclast activity.  They absolutely increase bone density, but not bone quality. Explain metabolism.


  1. Dietary – Reasonable amounts of dairy.  In excess to acidifying, thus the body   buffers with calcium from bone
  2. Refrain from soda intake.  soda demineralizes bone.  Phosphoric acid is the main leaching mineral.
  3. Diet high in dark green vegetables.  Reasonable dairy, including milk (2%), cheese and yogurt (with fat).
  4. Natural sunlight to enhance vitamin D production.
  5. Eggs also give vitamin D, cholesterol (which is what vitamin D is based off of), and protein
  6. Minimize caffeine to 300 mg or less a day 
  7. CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES– broccoli, kale, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, onions.  These provide the body with nutrients for connective tissue that makes up bone.
  8. Exercise. Weight bearing exercise:  i.e. walking, running, skiing, biking etc.  
  9. Weight lifting resistance exercising.
  10. Drink bone broth -a dietary super food for the skeletal system.

Supplement options

  1. Daily Bone Essentials is a great supplement for those who are Osteoporotic. See Link for description of all products.
  2. Calcifood wafers – whole bone supplements that provide every nutrient needed for bone formation-  like feeding like,
  3. Calcium Lactate and Citrate are much more absorbable than Calcium Carbonate.
  4. Vitamin D is necessary for Calcium absorption and fat is needed for vitamin D absorption. In other words skim milk is worthless.
  5. Vitamin D
  6. Ostotropin – dna material of bone that stimulates bone repair and formation 

Recommendations for Standard Process supplements

  1. They are typically less because they are exceptionally absorbed.
  2. Less because they are complete nutrient base versus being just calcium.
  3. Daily Essentials for 6 months to build bone structure. 1-2 packets depending on severity of Osteoporosis
  4. Can usually eliminate Vitamin D and Cruciferous Complete after regiment complete.
  5. I recommend 2 Calcium Lactate and 1-2 Calcifood wafers/day. Supplies all nutrients needed.
  6. Ostotropin is a stimulant of osteoblastic activity. After initial therapy you can usually cut back to 1/day for maintenance.
  • None of the above will be nearly as effective if you don’t exercise.
  • So walk lift weights , bike etc.Bowel restoration after antibiotics 

1. Florijen: 2 caps/day

2. Lactenz or Zymex: 1-3/day

3. Gastrofiber: 3/day or 2-3 apples/day

4. Apple cider vinegar 

5. Hot lemon water with honey.

6. 8 oz pomegranate juice unsweetened a day for 2 weeks.  Helps promote good bacteria proliferation

7. Eat Whole Foods lots of fruits and veggies

8. Eat  fermented foods=    Sauerkraut , pickles , kumucha, kim chi ,etc

9. Drink bone brothe

Continue for 1-2 months as needed.


Best Practices in Heart disease and Cholesterol Management

  1. Quit Smoking
  2. Liver detox

2. Weight Management

3. Decrease refined sugars and grains present in your diet.

4. Eliminate Trans Fats

5. Regular cardiovascular exercise (4 times/week)

6. Diet that consists of whole foods and grass fed animals

Supplement Options

1. Fish oil: 2-4 grams/day. Helps mediate cholesterol levels and great anti-inflammatory.

2. Metamucil: 2 tablespoon /day. Draws cholesterol out of colon.

2a.  Soy bean lecithin pills:  if Metamucil compliance is poor. 3/6 pearles /day

3. AF Betafood: Cleanses liver and binds to cholesterol. Liver cleanse allows normal function, this organ which produces 90% of your cholesterol.

4. Cholesterol Complete or cholaplex: Supplement that decreases overall cholesterol.

5. Niacin: B vitamin that will lower cholesterol. Negatives are flush and possible liver toxicity.

Talk to Dr. Dan or Jean about a dietary plan and supplement regime that will best fit you


Performing a liver cleanse is an essential part of revitalizing your body. It will help your energy and also help your body’s ability to maintain a normal and healthy weight. How important is that?  Once you gain extra weight your body becomes more at risk for just about every disease process known.  High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, cancer ……

This comprehensive cleanse deals primarily with the liver and gallbladder, but also reestablishes normal colon health.

Please visit the link below to read about the Standard Process liver cleanse. It is a terrific way to cleanse with ease and at reasonable expense.


We have made some adaptations to the diet (less strict) and to produce recommended (cuts costs in half) to make the cleanse just as effective but easier to implement from a lifestyle and financial perspective.

Be sure to talk to Dr. Dan or Dr. Jean if you have any questions regarding cleansing.

Elbow tendonitis (Tennis Elbow)

1. Brace – Especially with gripping and tightening

2. ICE, ICE and ICE

3. Rub deep

4. ART

Active treatment

1. Ultrasound

2. EMS

3. Laser therapy

4. Trigger point therapy

5. ART

Nutritional Therapy

1. Ligaplex: gives nutrients for musculoskeletal healing.

2. Fish oil: anti-inflammatory 2 grams/day.

3. Bromelain: 2 capsules/day for acute anti-inflammatory.

4. Boswelia: take as a replacement aspirin

Fallen arches/Flat feet/Plantar Fasciitis/Heel spur
All of these conditions are inter-related and ultimately caused by the main arch falling on the plantar (bottom) side of the foot.


1. Strengthen arches

2. Use Powerstep orthotic or comparable generic orthotic

3. KT tape arches to stimulate muscular support

4. Roll arches with golf ball or spiky ball

5. Roll calves on foam roller 

6. Myofascial release of calves and feet 

Active Treatment

1. Manipulation of the foot and ankle to normalize foot biomechanics.

2. Trigger point therapy to release the muscles in the plantar arch.

3. Ultrasound

4. Laser therapy

5. Bromelain, turmeric, or hemp oil for inflammation control

6. Arch support

7. Taping arches with KT tape


1. Mintran: 6/day

2. Cataplex B: 3-9/day depending on need

4. Fish oil: 2-3 grams/day

5. Turmeric: 2-4 a day in flare up with dietary fat.


  1. Regular adjustments every 2-4 weeks
  2. Myofascial releas and massage at same interval 
  3. Review of medicines especially statins
  4. Dietary recommendations 
  5. Cold laser for pain and inflammation control

Eliminate refined foods from diet.  Diet of whole foods.


1. Cardioplus- 3-6/day

2. Drenamin- 3-6/day

3. Cyruta plus- pure form of Vitamin C that produces elastic arteries 


  1. Adjustments to help normal mechanics and nerve supply to the heart
  2. Massage for relaxation 
  3. Yoga for breathe control and to promote elasticity
  4. Sleep 8 quality 

Reduce weight to no more than 5-10 lbs above optimal body weight.  Exercise regularly

Immune support 

1. Fish oil: 1-2 grams/day

2. Immuplex: for chronic issues 1-3/day

3. Congaplex: for acute infections- 5-10/day at the first sign of a cold

4. Cataplex ACP: for antioxidant support 1-3/day

5. Echinacea premium: to up regulate your own natural immune system

Irritable bowel syndrome

1. Gastrex: 9/day for 10-14 days 

2. Okra Pepsin: 3-9/day after

3. Zymex: 2-6/day or Lactenz- 3-6/day

4. Fish oil: 1-3 grams/day 

Joint support 

  1. Glucosamine synergy: 3 caps a day to start.  Provide three tiered support. 
    1. Glucosamine sulfate: for cartilage support
    2. Boswellia: for natural antiinflamatory and joint building characteristics 
    3. Whole food nutrition for tendons, muscle and ligament support.

1.  Glucosamine Sulfate: 1500 mg/day for one bottle. After first bottle reduce to 1000 mg/day. GS helps build the matrix of the joint cartilage.  In doing so it helps the water absorption of the joint, thus helping the joint’s ability to absorb shock.

2. Fish oil: 2 caps/day for anti-inflammatory affects

3. Tumeric 2 / day

Keep up with weight bearing exercise. The 2 worst things you can do for your joint cartilage is too over or under use it.  Remember use it or lose it.  


  1. Manipulation to promote proper mechanics of the joint motion.
  2. Massage to help muscle
  3. Cold laser for tissue repair 
  4. Us and Muscle stimulate as needed for joint support
  5. KT tape to rescue inflammation and support normal muscle firing.


Kidney issues/swollen ankles 

Migraine headaches (females) 

Muscular skeletal injuries 

Natural anti-inflammatory options 


Patellar tracking syndrome 


Sprained ankle 

Other Standard Process nutritional protocols

Ear Protocol

  1. Rub ears from ear down to collarbone with oil or lotion.
  2. Raise head side of bed 1-2 inches to help fluid drainage
  3. Pull ears
  4. Push on sinus area
  5. Periodic adjustments to help stimulate nerve flow to immune system
  6. Tap on and off in 5 second intervals in between shoulder blades to stimulate immune system


  1. . Florigen: probiotic to help restore normal bacteria and to keep bad bacteria in check. A must if on antibiotics
  2. Keep refined foods to a minimum.
  3. Congaplex in an acute ear infection
  4. Wally’s ear oil


  1. Cold laser: blue light for reducing infection and white light for pain and inflammation 
  2. Adjustment: stimulate immune system and help spinal alignment
  3. Lymphatic massage in and around the ear.
  4. Adjust the ear to separate eardrum from fluid buildup creating a drainage flow
  5. Recommend supplements below

Poor sleep

  1. Mint ran:  settles the restless mind-  will help you get to sleep but not make you sleepy(groggy)
  2. Min Chex:  next level relaxant
  3. Ashwaganda: incredible herbal combination that helps quality of sleep.  Will aid in getting you into a deep sleep 
  4. Eliminate tech an hour before before bed.
  5. Read and or listen to light soothing music before bed.

Joint Health

Dietary Food Recommendations

  1. Cruciferous vegetables 
  2. Bone broth 
  3. reductions of refined foods
  4. lean meats for collagen
  5. Herbs and spices such as ginger, cinnamon and turmeric.

Exercise Recommendations 

Use it or lose it.  Need to be active to build strong joints and bones.  

Walking and yoga based exercises are wonderful foundations for joint health.

Supplement Recommendations

  1. Glucosamine Synergy –  3/day until you achieve your goal.  Then cut to 2/day. Take with fat
    • Glucosamine – attracts water in the body to the cartilage.  It is the matrix of the cartilage in the joint.  This makes the cartilage  smooth and slippery so that the bones don’t rub on each other and create pain and inflammation. 
  2. Ligaplex II -to support ligament , muscle and tendon healing in and around the joint.  This is the whole food connective tissue building supplement.
  3. Boswellia Complex – for inflammation reduction and joint building qualities.  This is the herb Frankincense.  It is a powerful anti-inflammatory and has a natural Joint building characteristic.
  4. Ligaplex I– acute ligament and tendon repair.  This is the injury that just happened or the surgical procedure that was just done.  The Whole Foods nutrient base in Ligaplex 1 with support the healing of the connective tissues by guaranteeing that the building blocks ate there for repair. 3-5 / day after an acute injury.  Usually 1-2 bottles will take you through the healing process.

_____X_____ Daily for ________

Ligaplex II:  this as a stand alone is used more for chronic musculoskeletal support.  It supports repair for Ligaments, tendons , muscle , bone and fascia. 2-3 / day long-term support.

_____X_____ Daily for ________

Boswellia Complex  As it states this is a complex, not just Boswellia.  It also has Turmeric 25:1 , Celery seed 5:1 , Boswellia 8:1 and Ginger 6:1.  The synergies of these four herbs makes this a very powerful anti-inflammatory especially for musculoskeletal issues. 1-4 a day depending on if you are using for acute or chronic support.  In jest with food

_____X_____ Daily for ________

Gotu Kola Complex– This is an herbal powerhouse for COLLAGEN repair and formation.  Naturopaths like to call this Botox in a bottle for its ability to support skin ,hair and nails.  We love it for its strong support of skeletal structure.  1/ day

_____X_____ Daily for ________

** Ligaplex 2 can be considered an almost perfect multiple vitamin.  If you are taking Ligaplex 2 / or Glucosamine Synergy you can consider that your multi vitamin also.  Especially if you are also taking fish oil or any other SP product.

Neuropathy Protocol

This protocol is helpful in supporting the body’s ability to heal and repair damaged nerve tissue.

Neuropathy can develop from multiple causes

  1. Diabetes 
  2. Alcohol consumption
  3. Excess sugar consumption
  4. Chronic inflammation
  5. Idiopathic “fancy way for Doctors to say they don’t know why 🙂
  6. Stenosis or degenerative arthritis compressing

Compressed nerves can create a lasting pain or numbness in the arms or legs.

This protocol supports the nerve by giving it the maximum available chance to heal  by providing essential nutrition for nerve function and repair.

Healthy Habit Support

  1. Introduce Omega 3 fatty acids into diet through food and/or supplements
  2. Decrease sugars and refined wheat in your diet
  3. Insulin reducing diet (low sugar)
  4. Speak with your medical provider to make sure any statin drugs ( used for lowering cholesterol) are not affecting the neuropathy.
  5. Light therapy of your feet
  6. Decompression therapy of your low back for increased blood flow between vertebrae. 
  7. Roll the bottoms of your feet with a pressure point ball or walk outside with bare feet. 
  8. Drink Water
  9. Reduce alcohol intake

Supplement Support

  • Neuroplex : 2 capsules per day; or as directed.
    • Neuroplex supports the nervous system, cognitive function, and contains a broad spectrum of vitamins, minerals, and complementary tissues to support endocrine organ function.

_____-_____ Daily for ________

  • Cataplex B-Core: 2 tablets per day; or as directed
    • Cataplex B Core is a vitamin B complex made of Whole Foods that give vital neurological nutrient support.

_____-_____ Daily for ________

  • Cod Liver Oil OR Olprima DHA: 2-3 soft gels per day; or as directed
    • Both Cod Liver Oil and Olprima DHA are essential nutrient for healthy nerve function

_____-_____ Daily for ________

  • Nervagesic : 2 tablets, two times a day.
    • Nervalgesic can help ease temporary nervous system discomfort and can help promote relaxation of the muscles.

_____-_____ Daily for ________

Quality Sleep Action Points

  1. Elimination of caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol which is sedative and shuts brain down-not good

  2. No tech an hour before sleep-blue light effects circadian rhythm 

  3. Blue light screens or yellow light glasses to avoid decrease melatonin 

  4. Light music before

  5. Sleep efficiency needs to have continuity

  6. Sleep earlier is better than later

  7. Cut out eating an hour before bed

  8. Go to sleep when you are tired- try to avoid second wind!

  9. Form regular bedtimes to coincide with your natural circadian rhythm anchors

  10. Make a ROUTINE!

  11. No news or violent TV

  12. GOOD GOD don’t look at your 401-k balance

  13. Supplements to aid if needed. See below

  14. Firm bed with padding to find comfort

  15. Keep it cool- body needs to sleep cool around 65 degrees

  16. Bedroom environment- 

    1. humidity

    2. light

    3. noise

    4. smell 

    5. temperature 

    6. bed comfort

Non-negotiable biological necessity-life support system –

Sleep is mother nature’s attempt at immortality.

Supplements and nutrition:

  • Min-Transtands for mineral tranquilizer- will calm the racing mind with no grogginess (melatonin).  This is our first GO TO because of its versatility as a muscle calming and anti-anxiety nutrient. _____X_____ Daily for ________
  • E-Z Mg natural source of magnesium which is a relaxant  _____X_____ Daily for ________
  • Magnesium Lactate– straight source of highly absorbable magnesium for calming _____X_____ Daily for ________
  • Ashwagandha Forte – helps stay asleep for wired and tired _____X_____ Daily for ________
  • Ashwagandha Complex– for tired and wired _____X_____ Daily for ________
  • Valerian Complex-helps get to and stay asleep- Complex works quicker than straight Valerian _____X_____ Daily for ________
  • California Poppy Complex– calming agent and pain killer _____X_____ Daily for ________
  • Chamomile 1:2 herbal liquid _____X_____ Daily for ________
  • Chamomile tea
  • Melatonin– just tells you to start sleep—doesn’t help you stay asleep. Decreases with blue light. _____X_____ Daily for ________
  • Lavender– Young living or Do terra – other essential oil company _____X_____ Daily for ________
  • Breath – book by James Nestor- gives great breath techniques for calming etc.
  • Balance– an essential oil by  Do terra essential oil combo for calming- I do a swipe on the nose before bed.



“Dr. Dan told me how dangerous the daily Advil I was taking was for my stomach and ligaments and had me try Turmeric Forte from Standard Process. I am amazed how much better I feel and my stomach pain went away. I no longer need antacids. Great stuff.”


“I have really bad arthritis in my knees and hands.  I am only 60 and didn’t want surgery yet.  Dr. Dan gave me Glucosamine Synergy from Standard Process, and I feel like I got my life back.  My knees feel better so I can move and my hands aren’t nearly as stiff.  I had tried other glucosamines and they didn’t work. This stuff is great.”


“I have a chronically ill wife that I take care of and cannot afford to get sick.  Dr. Dan put me on Congaplex to take if I feel any symptoms coming on and Immuplex to take to build my immune system up.  It has been several years and I have yet to get sick.  I am so pleased with these products.”


“I love Mintran from Dr. Dan. He gave it to me from my muscle spasms when my back went out. I use it now to help me get to sleep and to relax my muscles.  It stopped many of my tension headaches.”


“I did Dr. Dan’s Omega 3 test and found that I was WAY low. He put me on Oplprima fish oil from Standard Process and in 3 months my numbers were normal and I am taking less Advil and Claratin.”


“I asked Dr. Dan about a multiple vitamin because the one I took from Walmart made me feel nauseous. That just didn’t seem right. He had me try one made out of whole food from Wisconsin. It is called catalyn and it is great. I don’t feel nausea after taking it and I actually feel more energy since I have been taking it.”