If you are concerned about your heart health... If you suffer from fatigue, muscle aches, or memory issues... then this is going to be big news for you. You probably know that CoQ10 plays a vital role in your health. CoQ10 is the "spark plug" that ignites energy production in every one of your 50 trillion cells. Without CoQ10... No energy... and no life! CoQ10 is also one of the most powerful antioxidants in your body. It works inside your cell membranes and crosses the blood-brain barrier. It protects your cells, proteins and even your DNA from free-radical damage.

Why Would You Use CoQ10?

  • Prevent Heart failure
  • Prevent Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart attack prevention and recovery
  • Help with high blood pressure
  • Prevent risk of diabetes
  • Fight gum disease
  • Prevent risk of kidney failure
  • Reduce Migraines
  • Counteract Prescription drug effects
  • Prevent risk of Parkinson's disease
  • Promote weight loss
  • If you are taking a satin drug

Satin Drugs and CoQ10

Satin drugs reduce the enzyme HMG CoA reductase, which is a key enzyme in the synthetic pathway for cholesterol and also for CoQ10. CoQ10 helps to produce energy or ATP for the mitochondria, or the powerhouse of the cell. Your body can store enough ATP to help you sustain rigorous activity for 5-8 minutes. Your body has to constantly produce ATP to be able to function at full capacity. For this to happen your body needs a good supply of CoQ10.


  • I recommend 200 MG per day due to the fact that your body will only absorb 25-30%
  • CoQ10 is fat-soluble, so it is better absorbed when taken with a meal that contains oil or fat
  • The clinical effect is not immediate and may take up to eight weeks


  • Consult your doctor before trying CoQ10, especially if you have heart disease, kidney failure, or cancer
  • Side effects of CoQ10 may include diarrhea and rash
  • CoQ10 is used in combination with standard treatment, not to replace it
  • CoQ10 may lower blood sugar levels, so people with diabetes should not use CoQ10 unless under a doctor's supervision. CoQ10 may also lower blood pressure
  • The safety of CoQ10 in pregnant or nursing women or children has not been established

Is Degenerative Disc Disease as bad as it sounds?

Let's start with the facts?

  1. It is not really a disease, it is a condition
  2. Chances of having it increase with age
  3. Smokers have a higher chance of having it at a younger age
  4. Being overweight is a major contributory factor

The term Degenerative Disc Disease is very miss-leading and often confuses a patients because it sounds like a progressive, very threatening disease. When is all actuality it is not a disease but a condition. Some common questions that a patient that has been told they have Degenerative Disc Disease may ask are:

  1. Will this become a crippling condition?
  2. Should I restrict my daily activities?
  3. Can I still play sports?
  4. Will this "disease" spread to other parts of my spine?
  5. Can it cause any permanent damage?

The truth is that when we are born our spinal discs are made up of 80% water, as we age our discs dry out. Most people have some form of Degenerative Disc Disease by the time they reach their fifties. Disc degeneration is a natural part of aging, however not all people will develop symptoms. In fact, Degenerative Disc Disease is variable in its nature and severity.

Some Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease are as follows:

  • Increased pain with sitting
  • Increased pain with bending, lifting and twisting
  • Pain relief with laying down or changing positions

 So Where Does The Pain Come From?

As the disc degenerate (IE:Loose Height) it causes jamming of the Facet Joints which support movement of the spine. Most of the pain fibers and motion sensors are located in the Facet Joints.Proper joint mobilization will reduce the fixation and chronic pain. This is one major season why pain killers, muscle relaxers and steroids only help for a short period of time.

There are many ways to treat the symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease; Chiropractic spinal manipulation, spinal decompression, heat, ice, ultrasound and muscle stimulation. If you think that you may have symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease and would like further information or treatments, please contact us at Tankersley Chiropractic Clinic (256)737-9999 to make an appointment.

Most all diet soft drinks and artificial sweeteners contain Aspartame. Aspartame is 40% aspartate, aspartate is TOXIC to neurons in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus. The arcuate nucleus is a key site for leptin signaling which instructs us to reduce food intake. The earlier the exposure to excess aspartate the more damage to the arcuate nucleus. So drinking diet sodas will increase the odds of you becoming obese!!

Daily diet soft drink consumption was also associated with several other health complications.

  • Vascular risks and increased vascular events by 43%
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Hypertension
  • Elevated Triglycerides
  • 66% increased risk of Myocardial Infarction
  • Heart attack

A Northern Manhattan study was conducted using Splenda and the lowest dose showed a significant increase in body weight gain during and after Splenda supplementation. The intake of Splenda for 12 weeks showed several adverse effects on the intestines, including significant decrease in beneficial intestinal bacteria, elevated fecal pH, histopathological changes in the colon, and increased body weight.

Now I will explain why ASPARTAME is so dangerous: When the temperature of aspartame exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in aspartame converts to FORMALDEHYDE and then turns into FORMIC ACID, which in turn causes Metabolic Acidosis. Formic Acid is the poison found in the sting of a fire ant. The Methanol toxicity mimics multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. If you are consuming Aspartame and are suffering from any of the following symptoms you can possibly have ASPARTAME POISONING!

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Spasms
  • Shooting Pains
  • Numbness in your legs
  • Cramps
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Tinnitus
  • Joint Pain
  • Unexplainable depression
  • Anxiety Attacks
  • Slurred Speech

B vitamins are a water-soluble vitamin that are rapidly excreted from the body in your urine which makes is essential to regularly consume adequate amounts through your diet and supplementation. Vitamin B Complex includes Thiamine(B1), Riboflavin(B2), Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Biotin, and Pantothenic acid.

How do you know if you are vitamin B deficient?

Skin Disorders:

1. Dermatitis

2. Dry skin

3. Cracks at the corner of your mouth

4. Frequent bruising

5. Extended heal time on wounds


1. Muscle weakness

2. Lack of coordination

3. Wasting away of muscle mass

4. Pain or soreness in your muscles

Mental Effects

1. Confusion

2. Headache

3. Insomnia

4. Irritability

5. Sensitivity to light

Other Symptoms:

1. Gastrointestinal disorders

2. Nausea

3. Vomiting or diarrhea

Top 4 Reasons Vitamin B Complex IS For You

1. Energy Production- Vitamin B1 is needed to help convert carbohydrates into glucose while vitamins; B2, B3, B5, B6, and biotin are all needed at a cellular level to convert glucose into energy. Deficiency in any of these B vitamins can cause decreased energy production, lethargy, and fatigue.

2. Healthy Nervous System- Vitamin B Complex is essential for the healthy functioning of the nervous system. Vitamin B5 is needed for correct functioning of the adrenal glads, the production of hormones and nerve regulating substances. Also, Vitamins B1, B6 and B12 are essential for the regulation and correct functioning of the entire nervous system.

3. Good Digestion- Vitamin B Complex helps the body digest correctly, produce HCI ( hydrochloric acid) and assists in the breakdown for fats, proteins and carbohydrates.

4. Healthy Skin, Hair, and Nails- Vitamin B Complex is needed for correct RNA and DNA synthesis and cell reproduction. Since our skin, hair, and nails are constantly growing we need vitamin b complex to ensure the proper health of these three things.


Omega 3 fish oil is the best source of many nutritional benefits to a human body because it contains eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA). EPA and DHA are known for reducing inflammation throughout the body and is a kind of oil that is derived from the tissues of the fatty fish such as herring, shark, sardines, and tuna. However, these fish can also accumulate high levels of toxic substances such as mercury, chloradane, and dioxin. Therefore it is not advisable for anyone to eat fish on a daily basis.

The good news: Quality labs distill the fish oil, improving its quality by removing these harmful contents and making it safe to consume. Taking Omega 3 fish oil supplements is a must if you want to achieve an overall healthy lifestyle.

Omega 3 fatty acids help to reduce stiffness and joint tenderness associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Another important benefit of taking omega 3 fatty acids is that it can help improve cardiovascular health. As a matter of fact, according to the American Heart Association, one gram of fish oil taken each day can help patients with coronary heart disease, lower cholesterol, triglycerides, bad LDLs and blood pressure levels. At the same time it can also help increase good HDL cholesterol levels and build better brain functioning. A recent study also showed that fish oil can help protect the brain from developing cognitive problems associated with Alzheimer's disease.

Not all fish oil is created equal. The content of EPA and DHA should meet or exceed 700mg of EPA per serving and 500mg of DHA per serving. (IE: serving 2 capsules) Many of the big box fish oil product lines only produce an asterisk and do not tell you how much DHA and EPA are in the product. So you end up supplementing and getting very little to nothing in the product.

Omega 3 fish oil is imperative to help keep your body functioning at full copacity! We offer pharmaceutical grade molecularly distilled Super Omega 3 in our office. Stop by today to help keep your body happy and healthy!