June 15, 2011 Newsletter

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June 15, 2011 


In This Issue
Laser Therapy
Grilling on the BBQ


Dr. Jeffrey Tucker


If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please feel free to email Dr. Tucker at:
For the practitioners reading this I have a few seminars lined up this summer. On July 9 I’ll be starting up the Diplomate program in Rehabilitation in Omaha, NB. On July 16-17 in Manhattan Beach, CA I’ll be teaching a segment for ProSport about golf performamnce. On July 23-24 I’ll be teaching the Functional Movement Screen in San Jose, CA. Feel free to call me or email me for details.
I don’t mind the seminar work, or concentrating too much on work, or being stuck under pressure, you know why? It’s summer, & I love summer time! Be sure to read the article below about out-door grilling!


Warm regards,



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Laser Therapy
Laser therapy has been around for a long time but it is considered cutting edge treatment for musculoskeletal injuries and pain.
Laser therapy stimulates cellular activity, expediting the healing processes to reduce inflammation and repair damaged tissue. 

You can feel the warm deep tissue penetration. This deep heat significantly increases the body’s cellular production of ATP (Adenosine-triphosphate) to reduce inflammation and heal the inflamed area.

Here are some of the benefits of using the deep tissue penetration that laser provides safely and effectively:

Healing and pain relief with no side effects, drug interaction effects, or invasive surgery.

Treats acute and chronic conditions as well as post surgical pain.

Pain relief is often felt immediately.

Most laser treatments take only 10-20 minutes.

Are you a potential candidate?

  • If you have pain that is of musculo-skeletal origin, laser therapy may be for you:
    This includes sports injuries, back and neck pain, any joint pain (knee, shoulder, ankle, etc), bursitis, tendonitis, tennis elbow, contusions, strains and sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome, chondromalacia patellae, arthritis, fibromyalgia, heel spurs, plantar fascitis, migraine headaches, neck pain/whiplash, nerve root pain, postoperative pain, repetitive stress injuries, TM joint pain and more.
  • If you have a wound that is slow to heal and has been resistant to treatment, you may be a candidate for laser therapy. This includes slow healing fractures, as well as soft tissue injuries and ulcers.
  • If you have multiple trigger points (sore spots in the muscles) that do not go away, you may be a candidate for laser therapy. This includes areas associated with fibromyalgia.
  • If you have had Prolotherapy or PRP, and wish to accelerate the response of healing, you may be a candidate for laser therapy. This includes any area that has been treated with Prolotherapy/PRP injections.
  • If you need Prolotherapy or PRP therapy but are afraid of needles, you may be a candidate for laser therapy.
  • Laser therapy stimulates the same areas that Prolotherapy targets. It does it without needles, but requires a lot more time and repeated treatments to gain the result that can be gotten from Prolotherapy and laser together.

Feel free to call my office at 310-473-2911 or call me directly on my cell phone at 310-339-0442


Health Tips For Grilling on the BBQ

I love grilling! My wife does all the time intensive food prep and sets up the entire meal for our friends and family. I spend about 5 – 10 minutes actually grilling the food and I get all the credit for a great meal! For me, grilling is a fun thing to do! But cooking animal flesh over a hot open flame has risks. Scientists have been warning us about the cancer-causing compounds known as heterocyclic amines (HCAs) that form when cooking animal flesh over high heat especially when barbequing. These chemicals – the same chemicals that are found in cigarette smoke – have been shown to cause cancer.


If you grill, here are a number of “tricks” that may reduce the risks posed while barbequing, either by interfering with the creation of HCAs or inactivating them once they’re formed. For example,

  1. Precooking a hamburger patty for two minutes in a microwave before barbequing reduces heterocyclic amines by a whopping 90 percent.
  2. Marinating it in antioxidant-rich spices before cooking appears to work almost as well.
  3. The best marinades – teriyaki sauce reduce heterocyclic amines produced during cooking by half. Those packets of store-bought powder marinades that you add oil and vinegar to also seem to be surprisingly effective.
  4. Old-style tomato-based barbecue sauces actually increase heterocyclic amine production. 
  5. Lactobacilli strains in yogurt or Probiotic pills with meat meals provides additional protection because it actually reduces the harmful effects of these chemicals. I make sure to take a capsule of Probio Defense from XYMOGEN while eating these meals. You can order by calling 1-800-647-6100 and using TUC500 code.

The bottom line for anyone who wants to cook meat, whether chicken, beef, pork or anything else on the grill is simple – make sure to marinate all meats before cooking. When cooking ground beef, knead in herbs and/or vitamin E. Stick with skinless chicken if cooking poultry. Always accompany barbecued meat with a yogurt dish and a little alcohol, preferably stout ale; and use a yogurt salad dressing or even something as simple as healthy frozen yogurt for dessert. And, remember that you can cook vegetables on the grill  without the danger of heterocyclic amine formation – and increase the nutritional content of your meal at the same time.    



Resveratrol is catching on. It’s important for cardiovascular health, cell replication, capillary integrity and aging. One of the most important functions attributed to resveratrol is the activation of the anti-aging gene known as SIRT1. Previously, calorie restriction was the only known mechanism thought to positively influence this critical gene, but recent research demonstrates that resveratrol is also able to accomplish this longevity function. Since resveratrol is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, it is able to improve brain plasticity by generating new neural networks.




I like resveratrol because it has been shown to increase brain oxygenation which relates to increased memory capacity and improved cognition. Maybe it will help in the prevention of certain dementias, including Alzheimer’s disease.





I often recommend Resveratrol as part of a natural weight loss programs. Researchers demonstrated that fat cells make SIRT1 in direct proportion to the amount of resveratrol they are exposed to. SIRT1 halts the formation of immature fat cells which as they grow, contribute to the accumulation of dangerous abdominal fat.




Resveratrol also lowers levels of systemic inflammation, which as you know causes a lot of chronic pain. It’s rare when one specific nutritional compound is attributed with the potential to lower the risk of multiple disease processes and assist weight loss. For my health conscious friends and patients, I take the product called RESVERATIN by XYMOGEN. You can order by calling 1-800-647-6100 and using TUC500 code.  









Please forward my newsletter to your friends, family and coworkers.  And please feel free to contact me with your questions, comments and suggestions. 
Please stay committed to your health, fitness and nutrition efforts.
Warm regards,
Dr. Jeffrey Tucker
Functional Movement Screen (FMS). The FMS is seven tests that include a squat, hurdle step, lunge, shoulder mobility, active straight leg raise, push up & rotary stability test. The most recent research completed on the FMS was performed in Quantico, VA at the Marine Officer Candidate School. They screened over 900 Marines and followed them through basic training and found that the individuals who had a score > 14, were twice as likely to not graduate due to injury than those with higher scores. This goes right along with the previous research found in the NFL. Football players who scored less than 14 are more likely to be injured during the season. Are you at risk of injury from your workout? Come in for a Functional Movement Screen and find out! 
Call today to schedule your FMS Consultation:  310-473-2911
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