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Chiropractic Medicine-

Examining Vitamins &


Supplements

ISM- SPRING 2017


Introduction
Meera Raman
Vitamins & Supplements
Hamid Kantara, M.D.
Cedars Chiropractic Clinic
Mrs. Kristi Click

*Some information in this presentation comes from outside


sources.*
Mentor background
D OC TOR KAN TARA H AS W OR K E D AT T H E JOH N SO N
SPAC E C E N T E R F OR 11 Y E ARS AN D RE C E N TLY
RE TU RN E D TO P RIVAT E P RAC T IC E TO C ON T IN U E H IS
PASS ION .
H AS B E E N IN TH E F IE L D SIN C E 1986 .
H AS M U LTIP L E H E ALT H C E RT IFIC ATIO N S AS AN E M T.
Mentorship site
C E DARS C H IRO P RAC TIC C L IN IC
LO C ATE D : GALVE S TO N , T X, C LE AR L AK E , TX,
W E BST E R, TX
E STAB LIS H E D IN : 20 12
What is ism
IN D E P E N D E N T ST UDY M E N TOR SH IP

AN ADVAN C E D AC AD E M IC C OU RSE D E SIGN E D FO R


ST UD E N TS W IS H IN G TO M E N TO R A N AD U LT
P R OFE S SIO N AL IN A C H O SE N C ARE E R.
TH IS C O URS E IS ID E AL F OR T H E SE LF -M OT IVATE D
ST UD E N T W IT H A PAS SION FO R A PART IC U L AR ARE A
OF S TU DY.
ST UD E N TS IN T H IS C O UR SE P E RFO RM AT A
C O L LE GI ATE O R P RO FE S SION AL LE VE L .
Class requirements
D OC UM E N T A M IN IM U M OF 3 H O UR S OF
M E N T ORS H IP AC TIVIT IE S E AC H W E E K .

C O M P L E T E A JOU RN AL E N T RY E AC H W E E K
D OC UM E N TIN G YO UR M E N TO RSH IP E XP E R IE N C E .

C O M P L E T E AN IS M P ROF E SSI ON AL P ORTF OL IO.

C O M P L E T E A M ID -T E RM P R E SE N TATION .

D E VE LOP A FIN AL P RO D UC T AN D P RE S E N TATION AT


A C OL L E GIAT E OR P R OFE SSIO N AL L E VE L TH AT IS
P R E SE N TE D T O A PAN E L O F JUD GE S .
Online portfolio
Http://ramanmeera.weebly.com/
Career of study: chiropractic
medicine
Chiropractic Medicine is a health care profession that focuses on disorders
of themusculoskeletal systemand the nervous system, and the effects of
these disorders on general health.

Chiropractic Medicne services are used most often to treat


neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain,
neck pain,pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.

Educational and licensing requirements for doctors of chiropractic (DCs)


are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions.

Requirements are four-year doctoral graduate school programsand also a


minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical internship,
with the average DC program equivalent in classroom hours to allopathic
(MD) and osteopathic (DO) medical schools.
Topic of study: vitamins &
supplements
Vitamins are organic compounds that are essential in very small
amounts for supporting normal physiologic function for improving
mental health.
Why I chose this topic
I chose this topic to help people understand the reality of vitamins
and the effects of them.
Key points
Terminology

History of Chiropractic Care

Causes & Effect

Statistics
terminology
Cervical: Neck region of the spine, consist of seven vertebrae.
These vertebrae protect the brain stem and the spinal cord.

Thoracic: Consist of 12 vertebrae, which has longer spinous


processes. These structures make the thoracic spinal more stable.

Lumber: 5 vertebrae, each vertebrae is designed to care the bodys


weight. Has more range of motion and allows more significant
flexion and extension movement.

Spondyloslisthesis: A spinal disorder where one bone slips forward


onto the bone below it.
History of chiropractic care
The word Chiropractic comes from the Greek word cheir and praktos
meaning done by hand.

The word came from the developer Daniel David Palmer.

He preformed his first adjustment in September of 1895.

Palmer School of Cure established in 1897, now known to be Palmer


College of Chiropractic.

The first state law licensing Chiropractors passed in 1913, and by 1931
over 39 states had given chiropractor legal recognition.

Today we have more than 70,000 active chiropractic licenses in The


United States.
Cause of spiked vitamins
Over the counter medications.

Overdosing the body

Not enough nutrients

Lead to a severe cause- noncureable

Risk of major side-effects


statistic
10,300 serious outcome
115 death
2,100 hospitalizations
1,000 serious illness
900 emergency visits
4,000 medical events

4 out of 5 bottles spiked

In fish oil, 30% less fatty acid has been found in the bottle.
Current event
https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/22/whats-in-your-fish-oil-s
upplements
/

Published in January 9, 2016

Buyers dont always get what they are paying for, for example, fish
oil.

30% less Omega- 3 than stated on the labels.

No effect on the heart disease.

Near $1.2 billion spent in the United States on fish oil.


Unregulated company non-registered with Food and Drug Department.
Research
DOJ investigations about spiked vitamins in New York and Oregon.
product
Product: tri-fold board of my assessment test, and the designed
pills are benefical.
conclusion
There is not enough information for me to conclude a conclusion,
but I did learned that the over the counter vitamins can not be
trusted.

4 out of 5 bottles have been spiked.


Acknowledgements
I would like to thank my parents for encouraging me to take this
class.
I would like to thank my mentor, Dr. Kantara for letting me shadow
him and supporting me throughout this semester.
I would like to thank the panel of judges for coming and watching
my presentation.
I would like to thanks my teacher, Mrs. Click for helping me this
semester.
Work cited
"What Is Chiropractic?"American Chiropractic Association Patients Why
Choose Chiropractic? What Is Chiropractic?American Chiropractic
Association, n.d. Web. 16 Feb. 2017.