Rebuilt U: A show about unlearning

If you want a more natural, simple, and effective life, you almost certainly have to UNLEARN what you have been taught. This show is dedicated to rebuilding you from the inside out.
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Oct 19, 2020

Most people have heard of CBD and we did a podcast on CBG in December of last year.  Now, we bring you CBN and it’s potential to change your life especially if you have anxiety and sleep. Great new research out there.

Jul 21, 2020

In this podcast we talk about how a spine gets so weak that the little movements cause pain.  We also talk about how to become more durable and get your life back.

Dec 7, 2019

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Nov 20, 2019

This is a great charity project. We talk about the need for these kids and how nice it is to give. All the details are inside if you want to participate by donating pajamas or books. Who doesn’t like buying PJ’s? 

Apr 23, 2019

Would you like to be Healthy, Wealthy, Well respected, and Well loved? If that sounds like a life you’d like, then this email will have a profound impact on you and the people around you.


Can you imagine skiing down a mountain at 100 years old?


Here in Salt Lake there is a local gentlemen who is still skiing at 101. Would you want to be water skiing, climbing mountains, and lifting weights at 100 years old? It’s possible.  First, we need to get you into a blue zone. 


What’s that? A blue zone is a designation by Dan Buettner and his crew that studies populations with a high percentage of centenarians (people 100 years old).


The researchers found populations all over the world, then traveled there and studied the people, what they ate, how they lived, who their friends were, etc. They wrote a book about it if you want more. It’s called the Blue Zones.


In a strange twist of fate, when they launched their project to improve the health of the US, it was across the street from my office. That’s were I saw the pictures from his travels, and of healthy centenarians.


The presentation was a big media event. They had all the local news organizations and hospitals represented and speaking about their roles. 

According to the CEO of Allina hospitals, the U.S. healthcare system costs 2.5 times more than any other country and we get to be #24 on the list of countries for longevity.


Basically our medical money is wasted.  The nice thing is he recognizes the problem and wants to do something.  They are looking to “focus upstream on wellness because according to the CEO, 60% of the resources are wasted in chronic diseases.



Here are some of my notes from the book BlueZones.


The 4 BlueZones are Loma Linda, California; Okinawa, Japan; Saldinia, Italy; Northwest corner of Costa Rica.


In Sardinia, the cheeses were very high in omega-3 fatty acids (decreases inflammation and pain) compared to our cheese which is higher in omega-6 fatty acids (pain, inflammation).  Why?  Because their animals are still grass-fed.  Most of ours are grain fed.  Products from grass-fed animals are healthier for you.  They also drink wine regularly.


In Okinawa, they have a saying they say before every meal, kind of like our Grace.  I couldn’t repeat the Japanese, but this was the rough translation.  “Stop eating when your stomach is 80% full,” they say that before each meal.  It takes 20 minutes before your stomach realizes what you have eaten, so the message here slowly.  If you remember to stop at 80% you will consume about 400 calories less per day which = about 8lbs. a year.


Also, they have a social circle that is setup when they are 5 years old.   Basically, given friends that they are expected to take care of for life.  Dan had slides of a group of ladies that had been getting together regularly for 96 years.  They all were 101.


They also have an “ikigei”.  The rough translation is “why I wake up in the morning?”  Their purpose. What is your purpose?


Off the cuff, he said the longest lived people sleep 7 hours a day.


In Loma Linda, they were only the 7th day Adventists.  They took their diet from the bible.


Grains, seeds, nuts, green plants, no meat, and some fish.  They had regular routines they followed and they focused on keeping the sabbath.  They focused on God, family and going for nature walks together.


In Costa Rica, they had a special diet, very hard water, family focused, a light dinner, dry climate, strong social network, worked into older age and had a strong PURPOSE in life.


Dan Buettner summed up his findings for living to 100 and beyond in a few simple terms.


#1 Move naturally.  They didn’t run marathons or any other extreme.  They all lived in walkable communities.


#2 They had the right outlook.  They had positive attitudes and lived a downshifted life.  They either prayed everyday, or napped, or meditated.


#3 They didn’’t diet.  They ate wisely.  They also ate a lot of plants.  They followed the 80% rule and ate slowly.  This may surprise some of you.  They had a few alcoholic drinks / night.  Mostly wine.


#4 They put their family first.  All of them.  Grandparents on down.


#5 They had a strong sense of belonging.  All but 5 of them believed in God.  Being religious adds 4-7 extra years to your life.


#6 They hung out with the RIGHT people.  Positive people like them.  He noted that you are your peer group.  Smokers tend to be with smokers.  Overweight people cluster together or influence others in the group to gain weight.  


There is a lot of wisdom in these few things. Read the book or just take and apply these few things.



P.S. Bonus for you if you want a better life as you age. I’ve talked to a few patients about this and it fits well in to todays email. I was listening to an interview with Darren Hardy, publisher of success magazine, about who had the most impact on his life. Darren has interviewed the most successful people over the last 20 years for his magazine. Just Goggle him.


By pure happen stance, he learned of a centenarian who was very private, very wealthy, well respected, and well loved. He did not want to be in the magazine, but Darren interviewed him for his own personal knowledge. The interview is short but fascinating and here is what 100 years of wisdom has to say about success in anything you do.


#1 only a few things matter — to anything.

Find those few things, stick to them, then master them.









Apr 23, 2019

What is your end game? 


Where do you want to be in 2 year, 5 years or maybe 10 years?


Do you have your future planned? Are you retired? Working? Skiing? see yourself playing with grandkids. 


Are you healthy?


Most people would say yes, of course. The tough reality is that most people over 65 y.o. aren't very healthy. I have a lot of experience with older patients and finding someone vibrant, energetic, and not taking medications is rare. They exist and they have some commonalities. 


What if you could predict your health in 2 years? 


This test may do it. Holmes-Rahe Life stress inventory.

Stress is a big part of everyone’s life. It seems to have the ability to over rule most good healthy life habits. Take this test and see how you fair.


What Does Your Score Mean?


150 points or less = a relatively low amount of life change and a low susceptibility to stress-induced health breakdown


150 to 300 points = 50% chance of health breakdown in the next 2 years


300 points or more = 80% chance of health breakdown in the next 2 years, according to the Holmes-Rahe statistical prediction model


If you are constantly frustrated or stressed you are being reactive to life. Being "reactive" means that you wait for life to push you around and then you respond. That could mean waiting until your boss tells you to do something, or it could mean you wait until your out of underwear to do laundry. I used to wait until the last minute to study for an exam. 


I see this every day in the office. People wait until they have pain, before coming in.  


Being "reactive" is a much more stressful way to live. Unfortunately, human beings seem to be hard wired to be reactive. How often have you goofed off all day, then 10 minutes before a project is due, you sit down to do it. 


This is a paraphrase of what I heard a pastor say about relationships and being a better person.


-Self control is the opposite of being impulsive. It is to be disciplined and invest your time and energy wisely. The best way to do that is to invest small amounts of time over a long period of time. If you lack self-control you are always reacting to life around you. In a twist of irony, you will also try to control other people if you lack self-control.



So, let's go proactive for a minute. At work you could be doing the projects ahead of schedule. You'll look like a super hero and drastically up your job security. You could plan your meals on a schedule.  


If you know your lifestyle produces poor posture or you have old injuries, getting adjusted before the pain hits, is a better plan.


Same goes for eating nutritious food before you need a bigger pants size, or exercising regularly so you don't have a heart attack climbing stairs. 


This is one of the main reasons so many people have health problems, they are reactive and wait, and wait some more until the body breaksdown.  


You might be thinking " that sounds so boring". Maybe, until you think about how much more peace it brings to your life. Our lives run more effectively and smoothly with order. 


Think about this. Would you want to drive to work with no traffic lights? I can't even image the chaos that would bring here in Salt Lake.


If you want more peace in your life,


#1 Get up earlier. Even 15 minutes will help. This will give you a little more time to plan.


#2 Plan your top 3 things to do each day. Really successful, high level achievers have very short to-do lists. 


#3 Be on time. Everything in your day will be smoother if you are on time. If you are perpetually late, plan to leave 5 minutes or even 10 minutes earlier.


#4 Plan on being healthy. This is of utmost importance and and the same time one of the most difficult things. Being unhealthy is fast, cheap, and easy.


If you go through life doing what you want, when you want, with no regard to the future, it may turn out very different than you'd do hope.


Your priorities will determine your future. 


If you want a retirement, you'll save money. If you want to know your kids, you'll spend time with them. If you want a great marriage, you'll spend time with your spouse. Pretty obvious, I know, but do you do it.


When it comes to health the same rules apply. They are just often forgotten in our rush, rush society.


This is very difficult, especially in health care because there is no immediate consequence or reward. If you are grabbing a burger at a fast food place, you'll feel the same tomorrow as right now.  I take supplements every day, but I don't feel different from day to day.


It takes vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc to run your body. Just like it takes gas to run your car. You need raw materials to grow, repair and keep moving. So how does that affect you over time?


If you don't put enough in, nutrient deficiencies happen over time. You have reserves in which to draw upon, so you can eat junk food for awhile, but it does catch up with you, generally not until you're over 30. I see this more and more with each mineral analysis I do with patients. 


The most common cause is lack of nutrient density. The food we eat simply doesn't have enough nutrition in it. If it's processed at all, it most certainly won't.


So what can you do? 


This is a 5 step basic formula that I use.


#1 Get your spine checked by a chiropractor every month or so. Once every 5 years isn't often enough. Physiological joint destruction starts happening in 1-2 years after an injury, if left untreated. Pain isn't always present, especially if it happened when you were young.


Once degeneration gets a raging head start on your body, you won't be able to undo it. You can only manage it. 


#2 Eat more organic, whole foods (lot's of nutrients). No more junk food (no nutrients.) It's called junk food for a reason. The simplest way I’ve found for someone who wants to learn, is the Purification Program.


#3 Do a hair analysis to look for toxic metals and mineral deficiencies. I do 2 a year. I can 99% guarantee you have some deficiencies. It is the simplest, cheapest and easiest way to get your energy systems back online and working again.


#4 Do a parasite cleanse. Yes, I know it has a certain ick factor. It is important for a lot of people to do at least once. I may have picked up a parasite in the Dominican. I also got food poisoning about 3 months ago and my guts were not right until I did the parasite cleanse and the purification program.


#5 Work towards simplifying your life. "With a clear a purpose installed as the heart of simplicity, you live a life that is unified and focused; everything flows out of this center, and you move steadily and directly towards your goals.” (The spirituality of simplicity) Stress really is a killer.


To be healthy, wealthy, wise, or self-controlled, it takes a conscious choice to pursue those things. They don't come automatically. It's human nature to rebel against those. It's much easier to wait until things breakdown before we notice them. 


Try and do small things everyday. Your future will thank you. 





P.S. My formula= Better body function (get adjusted) + better nutrition + yearly (and daily) detox + periodic parasite killing + simplying life + Bonus points if you can be active every day.


This simple formula will take you a very long ways in your health journey.

Apr 23, 2019

As people age, they have fairly common complaints. #1 is they hurt a lot more, and #2 they are more tired. One of the prime reasons people die from cancer is because they run out of energy. How do you lose energy? They have energy drinks, right?


I found out 5 years ago I was running on my reserves. I was very tired and felt like something just wasn’t right. I had massive stress at the time. So, I did some testing. It was surprising to see how low my mineral reserves were. Minerals are important because they are the backbone of your energy systems.


It takes vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc to run your body. Just like it takes gas to run your car. You need raw materials to grow, repair and keep moving. So how do you lose them?


You don't put enough in or you use them up faster than you add them.  It's really that simple. Nutrient deficiencies happen over time. You have reserves in which to draw upon, so you can eat junk food for awhile, but it does catch up with you. I see this more and more with each mineral analysis I do with patients. 


The most common cause is lack of nutrient density. The food we eat simple doesn't have enough nutrition in it. If it's processed at all, it most certainly won't. Our supplement company started in the 1920’s because Dr. Royal Lee noticed that the sick people in his life were nutrient deficient. He is one of very, very few people I’d consider a genius. His accomplishments in many fields of study and inventions are incredible. 


Here is what he said in an article in 1960. “Number One Ailment—Malnutrition”


 “We must look scrupulously at our health problem, realizing the healthy individual is not beset with complaints of chronic fatigue, nervousness, and digestive disorders. These are simply the first signs of health inefficiency; the first signs of chronic malnutrition,”  -Dr. Lee


He was talking about a study with 500 people. 97% of the people had digestive problems, 75% had nervous disorders, and nearly that many had fatigue. 


Think about how much less REAL food people eat today. I’d say nearly all people are running low on vitamins and minerals. 


The next most common is a high burn rate. People don't rest much any more. Go, go, go is a way of life. This is what happened to me 5 years ago. I was burning through more than what I could take in. Remember that minerals are needed for energy. 


Be careful how you use your energy. There are many ways to waste it, such as:

-Stressful people 

-Exercising past your ability to recover 

-Being over committed


Nutritional deficiencies can complicate the first problem of toxicity.


Dr. Nuzum is a toxicologist with 7 doctorates. "If you are nutrient deficient, you are a toxic sponge." To give you an example, if you are iodine deficient, you will soak up fluorine and chlorine and block the function of iodine. That spells bad news for your thyroid. We will get to more issues of detoxification later, but we have a few things to cover first and to get you ready for that.  




Apr 23, 2019

Aging. We all do it, but some do it better than others. We are going to explore this topic and give you some insights about healthy aging.  


The great thing about this job, is that I get to meet a wide variety of people. I think every one has something to teach me.  The super healthy and the super sick both offer lessons.


A couple of months ago I had someone come in that was "too late", much too late. Advanced neurological destruction and severe liver problems. Those are hard ones, because there is a point of no return for the body.


One of my pet projects over the last 20 years has been to find as many ways to prevent problems as I can. I think it's important because it can keep you from jumping the rails and going off course. 


Health is a nebulous concept, like wisdom. There is no end point to arrive to. But, we definitely know what unhealthy is. That's pretty easy. 



You have pain.

You are over weight.

You are chronically tired.

You have diabetes.

You have XYZ disease.



There are more than 10,000 labels of problems I can give a person in the insurance code book. To my knowledge there isn't a code for "healthy."


Being healthy is when your Mind, Body, and Soul are at peace with one another.


You know veggies are good for you and cupcakes aren't.  The basics aren't hard to understand. It gets tricky in the modern world with the temptations from advertising everywhere. Your friends will tempt you at work and the sirens song of sugar is always playing. 


When I was reading yesterday I came across this from C.S. Lewis. I thought it was a good way of looking at temptations. 



"No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good. A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. 



Only those who try and resist temptation know how strong it is. After all, you find out the strength of the German army by fighting against it, not by giving in. 



You find out the strength of the wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down. A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later."



You might be thinking, "that's all well and good, but I don't know how to exercise, I don't know how to cook, and my spouse isn't on board."



In modern society, you'll always encounter roadblocks...always. I have them too. You'll also constantly have temptations.  You will fall off the wagon, every one does. The difference will be if you get back on. 


It's actually good for you to fall off every once in a while. It makes you appreciate the wagon more.


Ultimately, you are responsible for you. You are a priority. You are "the" priority. If you are ill, everyone around you suffers. If your spouse refuses to get on board with doing healthy things, then let it be and focus on you. Maybe, slip an extra life insurance policy in there :)


You can't force someone to believe something. It won't work no matter how hard you try.  Have you ever tried to force some one to believe anything? What happens, they dig their heels in against you. Just like trying to push a dog forward, they resist.  Try pushing a string. 


You can't force people to believe in chiropractic, in organic food, or even God, for that matter. I get the "I don't believe in chiropractic" all the time. That's nice. Can I change that person's mind? Probably not. I actually can, but they have to crash and burn first, then try all other options. 


Then we run into the problem of "it might be too late."


So how can you help yourself?


The first step is to just be aware that learning is a life-long process that never ends. 


Look within...If you are unhealthy, realize you need to learn more. Remember the naive person is the intelligent person. They recognize they need to change something. I'm learning more about toxic metals every day.  Where ever you are on your health journey is perfect for you, as long as you are learning to be better.


Look around... If your grandfather is slumped over and in constant pain, and you don't want to end up like that, don't do what he did. If your doctor is overweight, maybe get a second opinion on health advice. If your friends tease you at lunch about eating "health food". They are just mockers and their opinion doesn't count. Wisdom is trying to make the best choice, not the easiest or most popular choice.



Let’s start at the beginning...THE BABIES


A few weeks ago, I wrote about the water contamination from the city I live in. There was fluoride, lead, and copper contamination. Toxins can affect us all. Particularly concerning are the heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, mercury, and cadmium. 


Last week, a patient showed me this article about baby foods and their contamination with these heavy metals.


”One of the biggest worries: cognitive development in very young children.


Babies and toddlers are particularly vulnerable due to their smaller size and developing brains and organ systems,” says James E. Rogers, Ph.D., director of food safety research and testing at Consumer Reports. “They also absorb more of the heavy metals that get into their bodies than adults do.” -Consumer Reports


Lets try and slow your aging down by limiting your toxic exposure. 



Let's say you go for a hike and every 100 yards you need to pick up a tiny rock and put it in your back pack.  How far could you go? Eventually the weight will start bothering you. 


You have chemicals in you right now, guaranteed. These are like the rocks in the back pack. They come in so slowly that you won't notice them for a while. Over time, though, they cause more and more damage. 


As you age, your body becomes a warehouse of chemicals. It's often said people don't need to be embalmed anymore because of all the chemicals in them. The accumulation and burden of chemicals is the most common cause of cancer. 


Sadly this is happening to babies. Yes, babies.


If you have a baby and are feeding them anything (even organic) in any package please go look at this web page from Consumer Reports. You will be shocked at the number of baby foods that have heavy metals in them.


You as an adult may have a myriad of health problems from toxic metals that you may not even realize you have been accumulating over the years. 


This is why I do 2-3 tissue mineral hair analysis every year. It is the best way to monitor toxic metal exposure.


Let’s go to the end ... THE ELDERLY


The most common toxic metal problem as you age is aluminum toxicity. It goes in you almost every day, and it is very difficult to get out. Aluminum accumulation in the brain is one of the main causes of Alzheimer's. That's why only elderly people get it. It accumulates.


Toxins are every where. I mean every where. Do your part by buying organic products. Use natural cleaners, detergents, soaps, shampoos, etc.  Help your body out by exposing yourself to fewer chemicals. Cancer, the scourge of our time, is often attributed to toxins.


If you use 1 tablespoon of lotion over 5 years, you’ll absorb over 7 gallons of lotion and all the chemicals in it.

Check your skin care products here. 


More than 10 years ago the CDC did a study looking at Toxicity. They found an average of 212 chemicals in a persons blood, saliva, and urine. 


If you want to slow down your aging effects try and take in less toxins and increase your bodies ability to eliminate them. 


I use Livaplex from Standard Process, LivCo from Mediherb and I do the Purification Program once a year from Standard Process. I do hair analysis yearly to monitor my levels and I try and buy as many organic products as I can. 


Mar 21, 2019

Special interview on living a better and more successful life with...


Dr. Fab Mancini. In the our chiropractic world he is very well known. He is becoming much more well known as a guest and friend of Dr. Phil. He is Fox News’ health expert, he’s on The Doctor’s show and he’s a best selling author.


I had a chance to sit down with him last weekend and record some of his best words of wisdom. More than 30 years of personal development went into his latest book. We summarize the 5 rules to live by. Please, listen and let the words sink in. Your life could change in the next 30 minutes. You will get at least one pearl of wisdom that will make your life better.


Rule #1 Live every day as if it is your last.


Rule #2 Focus on service over survival.


Rule #3 Do what you love and find some one to pay you for it.


Rule #4 Love yourself (accept your imperfections).


Rule #5 Prioritize your physical, mental, and spiritual health.


We go into detail on these topics and give you some action steps.  

Mar 8, 2019


”One of the biggest worries: cognitive development in very young children.


Babies and toddlers are particularly vulnerable due to their smaller size and developing brains and organ systems,” says James E. Rogers, Ph.D., director of food safety research and testing at Consumer Reports. “They also absorb more of the heavy metals that get into their bodies than adults do.” -Consumer Reports

Oct 9, 2018

You can’t afford to NOT know about this secret Mexican clinic.

This is about the most dangerous thing you might face in your life. I was talking to a patient yesterday about this email and I said “statistically” 1 in 2 males gets this. “That means either you or I will get cancer”.

He laid there thinking for a minute. Then I told him 1 in 3 women get cancer. He asked me if that was ALL types. It is. When you think about it, that’s really what matters. Cancer is cancer, no matter where it is.

I have something very special for you today. I sat down with a long time friend, Dr. Shetlin, and we talked about cancer as husbands and fathers and not as doctors. Why would we do that?

Most of you know, I write a lot about breast cancer this time of year. I help out a breast cancer charity for survivors, and I’ve lost two close relatives to cancer. I will likely lose another relative very soon.

Dr. Shetlin’s wife is currently battling cancer and he was kind enough to sit down with me and talk about it and the alternative treatments they are doing.

We talk about the clinic she is going to, in Mexico, and why?
We talk about the treatment she is getting.
We talk about why it was the best option.

Most importantly, we talk a lot about what you can do, right now, to improve your life.

This is an hour interview of information on the most important health topic of our time. Neither of us treats cancer, but both of us know a lot about prevention and being proactive in your life.

Remember, 1 in 2 males, and 1 in 3 females will face cancer. That puts a lot of gravity on this topic.

Sep 19, 2018

I had a unique opportunity to sit down with two wonderful chiropractors, Dr. Shetlin and Dr. States, and talk health. Plus, we were on gorgeous Lake Powell. 


Were sitting around on the house boat having a casual conversation about health and things people don’t know about chiropractic. 


I got them to share a few amazing stories.  It’s much better if you listen to them. Dr. States comes from a multigenerational family of chiropractors. 


Inside you’ll get their amazing stories, their dark days, their morning routines and advice that they wish all patients knew. 


If you have questions about chiropractic or health, it’s a great podcast to learn from and laugh along with. 


-Dr. Altman


P.S. Please let me know if you like this podcast. I’d like to get your feedback.

Healthy services available in the office:



-Laser fat loss

-Cranial therapy (fussy babies love this)

-Purification programs (everyone should at least once)

-Auto accident recovery programs

-Nutritional and supplement counseling 

-Employee wellness programs

Apr 30, 2018

This is a great story about life at the bottom and rising up. 

Sean was literally thrown away at birth, was drinking alcohol at 9 and doing drugs at 13. He’s had a tough life, but sitting in jail he heard the whisper. He’s turned his life around and is a very successful counselor for people with addictions. He can help the people who have failed every other treatment. 

Even though this is an important message and serious business, we made it light hearted and fun to listen to.

Apr 24, 2018

Minerals are critical for life. If you want to learn about a few simple ways to tell if you are running low then this show will be for you. 

Outward signs like gray hair are just the body’s way of telling you that you are running out of gas.


Dr. Altman

Oct 3, 2017

This episode covers artificial sugars. The importance of water and my daily secret supplement for inflammation reduction and better health.

The herbal supplement alone could change your life.


Dr. Altman

Sep 13, 2017

You'll learn a lot about the psychology of pain and addiction. The most fascinating thing about addiction I learned was how a seemingly common trait such as perfectionism can be a precursor to addiction. 


The transcript will be up shortly.

Sep 12, 2017

In this episode we'll cover the first part of living a pan free life.

#1 The importance of essential fatty acids. 

#2 why hospitals are adding massage therapy

#3 The primary 3 causes of pain.

#4 The destructive power of sugar. I got more comments in the office on this part than any other.

#5 The down side to sugar substitutes. 

You can find each part broken down online at 

Just go to the articles section.

Jul 11, 2017

She was dying.

She saw 14 different doctors and got a different diagnosis from each of them.

She was sick and frustrated. She was losing hope and losing her life. She lost 20lbs and her job.

She was bedridden for an entire year. She never gave up and kept searching for answers. By a bizarre twist of fate she found them.

The whole story and the answers are so amazing, I don't want to spoil it for you. I want you to listen to her story in her own words.

I've known her for about 6 years, but the last 2 years she has been living outside of the salt lake valley.

By a simple email, we reconnected and she was kind enough to come in and let me interview her for you.

She's doing amazing.
Listen here

-Dr. Altman.

P.S. If you like good stories you'll want to listen to this.

P.P.S. Thursday hours added at the office
Text (833) AGE-WELL
Mon. 9-7pm
Wed. 1-7pm
Thur. 9-7pm
Fri. 9-7pm
Sat. 10-12pm (Check the schedule first)

P.P.P.S. 6 warning signs not to ignore.
1. Obesity- Fast track losing fat with our Zerona laser and the Purification program.
2. Gray hair- Get the hair analysis done. You are running out of energy.
3. Chronic pain- Get to the chiropractor
4. Digestive trouble- Ask me
5. Ongoing illness- Ask me
6. Ongoing fatigue- Ask me









Jul 7, 2017

All Women should read this guide or listen to this podcast. If you want a printed version, you can get it here.

Here are the links in the show.

The easiest place to start is with the government's own list of cancer-causing agents. They actually have 3 lists: 1) things that definitely cause cancer, 2) things that probably cause cancer, and 3) things that most likely do cause cancer.


For further reading on glutamate, this is a great summary.

How I avoid this sneaky pitfall? I try hard to avoid these 3 things.

1.) L-Glutamine.
This is a very popular amino acid supplement for intestine problems. I've had 2 patients taking this without my knowledge and accidentally discovered this. There are better ways to heal the guts.

2.) MSG.
Monosodium Glutamate and all its derivatives. That list is too big to put here, so to read more sneaky names go here

The food manufacturers are wise to the fact that people are avoiding MSG so they often use one of the sneaky names in the ingredients on the back label. Never believe the front label, always read the ingredients on the back.


"Breast Cancer Break Through. Cut Your Risk In Half. " 


According to a World Wire press release: (Do read this)

Here is what they had to say.

"Routine mammography delivers an unrecognized high dose of radiation, warn Drs. Epstein and Bertell. If a woman follows the current guidelines for premenopausal screening, over a 10 year period she would receive a total dosage of about 5 rads. This approximates the level of exposure to radiation of a Japanese woman one mile from the epicenter of atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima or Nagasaki."

“Mammography is a striking paradigm of the capture of unsuspecting women by run-away powerful technological and global pharmaceutical industries, with the complicity of the cancer establishment, particularly the ACS, and the rollover mainstream media," they warn.

Whether you get a mammogram or not is purely up to you, but please don't rely on that alone. Here are more resources for you to read.

More resources:
More things you should know about mammograms.

Moving beyond mammograms and into Thermography

Jul 6, 2017

This episode is worth listening to just to hear her accent. 


Dr. Altman


Nov 9, 2016

If you ever thought life was tough, this will inspire you.

If you thought you were strong, this will make you stronger.

If you need hope, this is it.

If you think America is bad, you absolutely will want to listen to this.

This is not a typical interview about health, but it is about perseverance and human endurance and an unbending will to survive.

This was an inspiring interview for me. I hope you enjoy it.

-Dr. Altman

Sep 17, 2016

Are you over 30 and getting REFLUX? PART 2: Digestion

Part 2 is on digestion and getting this right can make everything else you do better.

So why is digestion second on the list? Your nervous system is first because it controls everything. Digestion is next because it controls whether or not nutrients get into your body. Since, nutrition is one of the cornerstones to your health, you need good digestion to utilize the good food you're eating and the whole food supplements you're taking.

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Take a look at the symptoms ABOVE.

These all represent some kind of digestive problem, but the most common, the most insidious, the most over looked, and the most dangerous is acid reflux. So, if you get the burning after supper, we should talk.

It is alarming to me when I walk down the grocery store aisles and look at the empty shelves of acid blocking products. There are countless people, unknowingly, slowly, killing themselves and it doesn't have to be that way.

This is physiology 101.

#1 You were born with, and need stomach acid. Stomach acid is there to digest food, ionize minerals, and kill bacteria.

#2 That burning people feel coming up the throat ISN'T stomach acid over-production. It is organic acids from food putrefying, rancifying, and rotting in the stomach from LACK of stomach acid. (Think roadkill in your guts)

#3 What does your body do when you eat bad food? You throw it up, and/or have diarrhea to get it out as quick as possible. Your body isn't dumb, it is trying to send this rotting mash back to where to came from. So if you take an acid blocker, you temporarily quell the rebellion and pass the fight on to your intestines.

#4 Right now, if this is you, you are likely thinking you like being able to pop a pill and prevent that burning. I get it,'s not natural, and it will slowly starve you of minerals like calcium. That's a well known side-effect. So, if you are female, worried about osteoporosis, this is a bad scenario.

#5 So how does this happen? When you were 18 you likely didn't have too many problems, right. First, nutritional deficiencies play a role, and especially if people are eating processed foods and a lot of simple carbohydrates like bread, cereal, and pasta.

Second, It takes water to make stomach acid, and I rarely meet a new patient who's drinking enough water.

Third, as you age, your stomach acid production drops.

Fourth, and my favorite, subluxations (bones out of place) in the mid-back and the upper neck. Those nerve areas control the stomach. (This goes back to part 1)

-Dr. Altman

P.S. Quick bit of trivia. Nearly all fibromyalgia / chronic pain patients have digestive problems.

P.P.S. To fix this is fairly simple, stop in and ask, or send me an email


Sep 17, 2016

Why 30? This is the magic age. I thought it was all BS too, but once I crossed 30 years old, I noticed more aches, more pain, less energy, and in general, a feeling of not being quite the same.

If you feel terrible and you aren't 30 years old, you have more trouble than you realize. Why? Because every decade after that gets harder, degeneration accelerates, nutritional deficiencies compound, and your ability to heal, in general, declines.

Take advantage of youth. If you are like me, and well north of 30, then life can still be great, it just takes a little more work. Hence, this 6 part series. We are going to walk through a basic plan to get most health conditions resolved.

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Nervous system problems

Take a quick look through the list above.

If you have no problems in this section, congrats. If you do, why do you think the problems exist? "Why" is the best question to ask.

For this particular section, these are all nervous system problems. What I didn't tell you on the graphic, is that there are parasympathetic and sympathetic problems mixed in. Those 2 parts of your nervous system control how you speed up and slow down your body. Are your organs running like the cartoon road runner or being dragged through the mud by a horse?

If the balance is off, you will be off.

There is a combination of chiropractic needs and nutritional problems mixed in there.

Earlier in the year, I put out a quick survey on what interests readers the most. Guess what was the run away winner?
Detoxification. I'm cool with that. It's incredibly important in the modern age.

So why am I not starting with that? Well, there are two main reasons.

#1 I used to consult with people about nutrition and supplements 15 years ago. Back then, It was mainly over the phone. After 5 years of doing that, I noticed something that changed how I did everything. The people not getting adjusted by a chiropractor, even in their home towns, did significantly worse, no matter what supplements they took. Your nervous system is the master of your body. If it isn't balanced, nothing else works right.

#2 Dr. Nuzum said it best. He is a toxicologist with 7 doctorates. "If you are nutrient deficient, you are a toxic sponge." To give you an example, if you are iodine deficient, you will soak up fluorine and chlorine to block the function of iodine. That spells bad news for your thyroid. We will get to detoxification, but we have a few things to cover first and to get you ready for that.

If you have or still have problems in section one, I'll bet you want to know why?
There are a lot of variables at play here. How old you are, how long the problems been there, what you eat, what your hobbies are, your work environment, your stress level, etc. It ultimately boils down to your ability to heal.

I even put a video online of a guy who was remarkably better in just a few visits, I interviewed him on his lifestyle. He ate amazing food. Two years ago, I wrote an article on accelerated healing. It was about my wife and an injury that left her unable to walk and 13 days later she ran a 1/2 marathon, on trails in Moab, Ut.

What I've noticed over the years is that healing takes time. Often times, patients ability to heal is outpaced by their lifestyle, hobbies, or work stresses. When my daughter broke her leg, she needed time to heal and not be training for a 5k.

You might remember Rulon Gardner from The Biggest Loser or the Olympics. He won an Olympic gold medal against a guy who hadn't lost in 13 YEARS. He retired in 2004 and didn't take good care of himself. He ballooned up to 474 lbs over the next 8 years.

How humbling would that be? To go from the Olympics to the Biggest Loser.

Healing comes from within, right?

Do you think he's mad at the gym, or his coach, or at his spouse, because he let his body go?

Did he go to the gym just once? No, they worked him to death daily.

What if he only went to the gym every 3 months? What about every 6 months? Do you think he'd lose weight at all?

In a 2012 interview with ESPN, he said "Yet, in the end, it wasn't enough. Gardner admitted Saturday that his one regret was not focusing as much on his nutrition as he should have."

Rememeber those check boxes above?

Do you know what symptoms tell you? I know, stay with me though. They tell you something is wrong. Not only that, they tell you something is wrong enough, that your body can't deal with or adapt to it any more.

This survey section is a mixture of chiropractic specific problems and nutrition. If you aren't getting adjusted regularly, you are taking the longer, slower road to recovery. I've seen it in clinical practice over and over. This is why they've had a chiropractor head up the medical team for the Olympics. Chiropractic has saved some gold medals, but that's another story.

On the flip side, if you give no thought to your nutrition, you will never ultimately get 100% better. You will linger in the middle. This is why most people don't do very well if they don't get adjusted at least once a month. Life is busy, stressful, and hard on the body. Most people don't have the time to cook every meal or exercise every day, or go on TV and exercise your guts out and have a professional chef cook for you.

You can't go to a chiropractor once and expect it to undo 20 years of deterioration. Just like you can't go to the gym once and undo 200 lbs. of weight gain or just cook one organic meal at home and have it undo eating fast food all week. The laws of thermodynamics can't be ignored, the farther you drift from being healthy, the more work it takes to get back. The good news is that Rulon proved you can get back.

If you are struggling with section one, talk to me in the office or send me an email, because I can't give specific advice in this format.

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-Dr. Altman


Jul 14, 2016

Yes, it's the 1980's all over again. It seems unbelievable, but this is a reality.

Let's say your kid falls and need stitches -$10
Let's say you break an arm -$10
Let's say you need a strep test -$10

If you participate in the regular healthcare system, those could be $100's to $1000's of dollars. It doesn't have to be that way. Dr. Rachot pulls the curtain back on medical care in America.

We have been forced into a health (sickness) system that is unsustainable. Copay's are at an all-time high. Deductibles are at an all-time high. What do you get?

Basically nothing but a big bill.

I speak from first hand experience. The system exploits patients, it's wrong and it needs to change. But, it can't until you and I do something.

If you are tired of paying obscene amounts of money for nothing? You can change that. That is today's podcast.

If I get my way, you'll be able to use chiropractic care to prevent problems and basic medical care for 90% of the other problems that pop up in life, all for less than you are paying now.

By the way, this is a wonderful system for your business. If you are an employee, send this podcast to your boss.

If you are listening outside of Utah, buy Dr. Rachot's book and give it to your doctor and they can possibly reduplicate his medical system. You win, and they win.

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Jun 29, 2016

People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof, but on the basis of what they find attractive. - Blaise Pascal

I've had 2 instances in my life that made me stop and question my beliefs. The first one was when I hurt my back. I was just playing volleyball and instantaneously my back went into a crippling spasm. I spent the whole night on the floor (literally I couldn't get into bed).

I was 21 and thought I could do anything. I could do anything, until that day. It was so humbling. Heck, I'd even broken my leg 7 years earlier and that didn't phase me like this back pain. I think it was because I was debilitated. I realized I could be taken down at a moments notice.

That chiropractor changed my life forever. I saw scoliosis, I had been accumulating for years and didn't know it. I changed my behavior and I've had adjustments almost weekly ever since. I didn't know what I didn't know. My beliefs about myself, life, and health were completely upended.

The other time, I was sitting in a lecture and the speaker was talking about how destructive soy products are. I was drinking soy milk at the time and buying American made tofu.


My ears perked up because someone was challenging my beliefs. At the break, the guy behind me confirmed what she said with a scholarly tone of voice. After doing my own research, I quit taking soy products of any kind.

I'll bet when you think about your life, you can find instances like that where someone melts your mind.

Over the last 20 years, "truth" has been a quest of mine. As a chiropractor, I get to see a constant stream of lies and misdirection from the health care "business" industry.

The truth can be elusive because your beliefs can create a filter for your mind.

I'll give you an example. Where do we see evidence needed most? In a court case, right? Each side, piles up their own facts and a jury or judge makes the call on who's right.

Back in 1987, a trial between the chiropractors and the AMA concluded. (The Wilks case) The AMA was guilty of conspiracy against chiropractors. Crazy right. They had a committee with one job, to smear chiropractors. For decades that propaganda hurt people. People still "believe" the propaganda, even though the mountain of evidence says otherwise.

So where do your beliefs come from?

The first place is your parents, then maybe your friends, and society in general. You might have a church leader thrown in there. Now it starts to get more interesting, i.e...things that Blaise Pascal was talking about in the beginning. Things you find attractive, peaceful, and give you comfort.

Are those really good reasons to believe something?

Just because triple brownie fudge ice cream makes you feel amazing, is it true that it's good for you?

Just because your parents taught you that a certain race of people are evil, does that make it true?

Just because heroin can make you feel great, is it true that it must be good for you?

How you feel about something isn't a great way to decide if it's true. If you believe something that isn't true, it can kill you. The truth protects you. If you keep shooting heroin into your veins, you'll eventually die.

The truth may hurt if you challenge it. If you like standing in the street, sooner or later when a bus hits you, the true pain of physics will be revealed.

I have believed many lies over my life. Now, to me, finding truth is an adventure. Here is a way to evaluate something that challenges you.

Truth: is true 100% of the time, for all people. Truth is timeless and absolute. Truth exists whether we believe it or not.

The earth was still round even when people believed the world was flat.

If you feel something is true for you and someone comes along and says they believe the opposite, by simple definition, you both can't be right.

You can believe something different from someone else, but you can't have two different truths.

Why is this so important? Who cares if things are true or not?

Discovering the truth will help protect you in life. If you hold onto false beliefs, you will be lead down many false paths in life.

For example, I have "discovered" 100% of patients tested have aluminum in their bodies at a toxic levels, myself included. Now, if someone comes along and shows me one person without it, I should, and will change my belief.

Aluminum is a neurotoxin and the primary cause of Alzheimer's. If I believe it's no big deal and harmless then I'll suffer the consequences over time.

Pain is another one. Do you believe pain is a signal that something is wrong? Is that true for 100% of normal humans? There are a few people born without pain sensations, but that's not normal. If you just suppress pain and don't investigate the cause you are traveling down a false path. Whether you believe it or not. The truth that pain is a signal is still valid.

I sat in on a patient consult once where the lady's arm was completely numb. It didn't all. The other health practitioner asked my opinion on the relevance of chiropractic in this case. She'd already done everything else more extreme, including steroid injections and neck surgery.

I did a 5 minute presentation on how releasing the nerve compression might help. She nicely turned me down saying she didn't believe it would help. She was 100% right. I left and 5 minutes after that, the other practitioner dismissed her from the office. Her belief was so strong, she had no chance of getting better.

Things to think about this week.

1. Seek the truth in all areas of your life. If you disagree with someone, that might be an opportunity to learn a new truth, or teach one to someone else.

2. People spend a great deal of time, money, and effort to hide the truth. So don't be afraid to challenge them. It could save your life. It makes the truth fun and frustrating.

3. If the people you try to help with XYZ belief, and you care about them, try and get them to agree to the definition of truth. Ie...Use gravity for example, it always works, 100% of the time on earth. Gravity doesn't just work for me and not for you.

-Dr. Altman

P.S. Silent Soldier day is on the 7th of July. If you know a active military member suffering in silence, have them come to the office Thursday the 7th. It's free to them and they may discover some new truths about health.


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