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Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic drainage at Dr. Jeffrey Tucker’s office uses the latest technology and takes a whole body approach. The Lymphatic System is one of the most overlooked yet significant systems in the body. The Lymphatic System travels throughout the body to remove waste from every cell while helping to regulate the immune system. It includes a complex network of vessels, ducts, lymph nodes, the spleen, the thymus gland, the adrenal glands, and the tonsils.

The lymphatic vessels act like a giant filter or drainage system for the body that needs to stay moving and clear for it to work properly. Stagnant or sluggish lymph flow leads to waste and toxic build up, weakening immunity and leading to a wide variety of health issues. When your lymph system becomes congested you may notice:

Stiffness, dry skin, water retention, brain fog, stubborn weight gain, chronic sinus congestion, cellulite build up, cold hands and feet.

Dr. Tucker uses the PhysioTouch machine for Lymphatic Drainage. Call 310-444-9393 for more information.


Chronic Pain, Foot Pain, Hip Pain, Inflammation, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, & TMJ Pain

If you have any of the above, have you tried Pneumatic Lymphatic Pump Therapy?

One of the most neglected systems of the body is the Lymphatic system. An innovative treatment for chronic pain, foot pain, hip pain, inflammation, neck pain, shoulder pain, & TMJ pain is Lymph Drainage Therapy (DLT). In my office I use state of the art technology called LymphaTouch for DLT. Benefits of the LympaTouch Pump Therapy include reduction in limb circumference, pain, increase in range of motion, scar mobility and improved functioning of the immune system. The immune system is stimulated through increased lymph flow. The additional flow carries more antigens to the lymph nodes, thereby increasing antibody/antigen contact. This has been found to help with chronic or subacute inflammatory processes — chronic fatigue syndrome, autoimmune disease, bronchitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis, arthritis, acne and eczema.

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Lymphatic System & Fascial Treatments

The lymphatic system takes care of our immune system and dead cell removal; if there is injury, or tissue damage, even from surgery (a controlled trauma) there will be an extra accumulation of proteins, such as the GAGs (glycosoaminoglycans) that may be handled improperly by the tissue. The lymphatic system will participate in taking care of it. Even manipulation will produce body waste and the lymphatic system will take it away. The lymphatic system follows the fascial system. The fascia requires movement and the PhysioTouch offers a dimension I was not normally incorporating into my treatments. Chiropractors, PT’s, massage therapists and acupuncturists spend the majority of treatment pushing into the body. The device pulls tissue away from the body (fascial traction).

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Age spots

Age spots are the discolorations that appear mostly on the hands and face as we age. These are pigment deposits resulting from an accumulation of  sun exposure. 

Laser technology can erase age spots. Over-the-counter bleaching creams that contain either hydroquinone or kojic acid aren’t going to perform any miracles, but they aren’t harmful either. They help to lighten the appearance of age spots. They do take time and their effect is mild. Follow label directions and discontinue use if they irritate your skin.

Some people have reported success with an old-fashioned treatment for age spots—castor oil. Simply rub the oil on the spots a couple times a day for several weeks and see if it helps to fade the spots.


Candida Die-Off Symptoms

What are Candida die-off symptoms and how can I minimize the discomfort? Candida die-off is also known as the Herxheimer reaction. As large amounts of yeast die, the organism dumps it’s toxic contents into your system, thereby overloading your detoxification pathways. This causes some pretty challenging symptoms including brain fog, intense sugar cravings, fatigue, headache, joint and muscle soreness, gas/diarrhea, blurry vision, irrational anger or flu-like symptoms. Itchy, irritated, inflamed skin is quite common, and maddening. Here’s where prebiotics, probiotics, vitamin E and astaxanthin are helpful. The combination can be soothing for anyone with irritated skin.
Enzymes that help break down the yeast and rid the body of toxic by-products can be enormously helpful for individuals experiencing Candida infection and/or die-off reactions. The formula that I recommend for this is Enzymedica’s Candidase which is sold at health food stores nationwide. It contains cellulase which is an enzyme the body needs (and does not make) which kills yeast by destroying the cell wall, composed of cellulose. Candidase also contains protease, known worldwide to support the body’s healing process by getting rid of yeast and immune complexes which cause illness and inflammation.
What foods should I avoid and how should I eat?
-Anything with sugar, because sugar is food to fungus.
-Anything made with yeast such as bread, muffins, pastries, etc.
-All grains and starches (at least at the outset of your diet) such as pasta, rice, corn, wheat, quinoa, amaranth, millet, buckwheat, oats and barley.
I recommend the diet plan outlined by one of the world’s leading authorities on fungus, Doug A. Kaufmann, who wrote eight books on it! He’s also the host of one of the most popular holistic health shows in America, “Know the Cause.” Doug has researched the subject of fungus-induced disease and mycotoxins for decades and helped millions of people get back to health so I always tell people to follow his Phase One diet plan explained in The Fungus Link and eat recipes in the book, Eating Your Way to Good Health which he authored with Jami Clark, RN. There are free recipes and television programs about Candida archived at his website, Check out and for more healthy recipes try Candida Albican Yeast-Free Cookbook by Pat Connolly.

Wrinkled skin help

How come some people in there 60s look closer to 45.  There is emerging evidence that a class of proteins called sirtuins are the cause.  Sirtuins send signals to our cells that work to combat the effects of aging. They slow down the process of cell death and give your body more time to repair DNA damage. Enter resveratrol. Resveratrol activates a gene that “turns on” our sirtuins. How do you get resveratrol to help reduce wrinkles?  Start drinking red wine, eating plums, grapes, blueberries, pigmented berries, pomegranate juice,  acai, and cranberries. Resveratrol is an antioxidant and it’s 100 percent natural. One study shows it has 17 times more anti-aging power than man-made CoQ10. Resveratrol removes free radicals that damage skin cells. It’s those damaged skin cells which lead to wrinkles and dull skin. Not just that… it breaks down collagen to give your skin that healthy, youthful glow.

I recommend getting resveratrol through supplements. Order Resveratin & Regenemax


RegeneMax is a patented choline-stabilized formulation of orthosilicic acid (OSA). Only when stabilized does OSA deliver on its promise of activating the human body’s production of the three beauty proteins: Collagen, Elastin, and Keratin. RegeneMax delivers 5 mg of the active ingredient in proprietary microsphere-filled capsules.


Resveratin: Methylated resveratrol (pterostilbene), in conjunction with controlled delivery resveratrol and quercetin, leads to improved uptake and stability with more pronounced benefits. Unlike other formulas, Resveratin’s exclusive methylated bio-optimized formula enables full resveratrol absorption in the body. This formulation is exciting new patent-pending technology delivered exclusively to XYMOGEN. With Resveratin you get a complete bioflavonoid complex with resveratrol, quercetin and pterostilbene to take advantage of three antioxidants with known synergisms. These compounds are being extensively studied in the areas of cardiovascular health, cell replication, capillary integrity and aging.



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I love being out in the sun

I love hanging out at the beach. I love reading outside by the pool. I love driving with the top down. I love working outside in my garden. I don’t think about being in the sun a full day or five minutes. 

I have found that I can be in the direct sunlight, get my vitamin D intake and keep my skin completely normal! No hint of sunburn … 

I used to go out in the sun, and later that day have a burnt red nose.

I never liked to smear on smelly lotions and sunscreens. I think they are toxic.

Now I take a natural compound that helps protect me from sunburn from the inside out versus outside-in. 

The best sun protection capsule I’ve seen is called Celepro by Metagenics. It combines nutrients in a unique formula tailored to meet your skin’s specific needs. It doesn’t “block” the sun. Instead it changes the way your skin responds to sunlight internally-at the cellular level.

For skin wrinkles, finger nail strength and better fuller hair I’ve been taking Regenemax from XYMOGEN. 


What’s Hiding in Your Sunscreen?

A lot of the chemicals in sunscreens actually pose serious health risks. In fact sunscreens are little more than nasty cocktails of dangerous chemical agents.

Here’s a sample of what you’re likely to find on the label of your favorite sunscreen:

Commonly Found
In Commercial Sunscreens

Dangerous Side Effects

1. Parabens

“Endocrine disruptors,” these gender-bending chemicals mimic estrogen, upset your hormonal balance, and can cause various reproductive cancers in men and women

2. PABA (may be listed as octyl-dimethyl or padimate-O)

Attacks DNA and causes genetic mutation when exposed to sunlight

3. Mineral oil, paraffin, petrolatum

Coats skin like plastic and clogs pores, trapping toxins in, slows skin cell growth, disrupts normal hormone function, suspected of causing cancer

4. Sodium laurel, lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate (sometimes listed as “from coconut” or “coconut derived”

Combined with other chemicals, it becomes nitrosamine, a powerful cancer-causing agent; penetrates your skin’s moisture barrier, allowing other dangerous chemicals to enter your bloodstream

5. Phenol carbolic acid

Circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma, death from respiratory failure

6. Acrylamide

Breast cancer

Octyl-methoxycinnamate (OMC)

Kills skin cells

7. Toluene (may be listed as benzoic, benzyl, or butylated hydroxtoluene

Anemia, low blood cell count, liver and kidney damage, birth defects

8. Propylene glycol

Dermatitis, kidney and liver abnormalities, prevents skin growth, causes irritation

9. PEG, polysorbates, laureth, ethoxylated alcohol

Potent carcinogens containing dioxane

Sunlight no longer has to pose a threat. The antioxidants  in Celepro are powerful free radical fighters.


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Better Skin – Stronger Nails – Fuller Hair Supplement

I get a lot of nutritional questions about skin, bones, hair and nails. There are supplements to support the growth, development & regeneration of connective tissue (bones, cartilage, etc), slow down the aging of your skin and reverse the signs of aging – without drugs or surgery.

Your skin is the largest organ of your body. When it’s maintained properly with effective nutrition & skincare, it can lead to an overall healthier and younger look.


Most MD’s & skin-care specialist concentrate on creams, lotions, and ointments for skin. I concentrate on nutrition…working on the inside out. 

I think we are all concerned about wrinkles, age spots, red skin, and dry and sagging skin.

Proper supplements work on a cellular level to…

  • Visually reduce lines and wrinkles.
  • Plump up your skin’s elasticity and moisture.
  • Reverse sun and aging spots.
For the past year, I’ve been recommending RegeneMax by XYMOGEN. I’ve seen some dramatic results especially for thinning hair, getting nails to break less, and improving skin.

It’s based on something called Choline-Stabilized Orthosillicic Acid and Silicon.

Here’s how they work. Through a patented process, RegeneMax allows silica to be absorbed. Silicon is the second most prevalent element after oxygen. When you maintain good silica levels, your skin will stay supple, nails harden, and hair looks fuller.

Most of the women I know get a big thrill when somebody pegs their age as much younger than it truly is. A single 5-year deduction in age can put a smile on their face for days. After all, who doesn’t like to find themselves on the receiving end of a compliment like that?

Even I get a kick out of the times I’m told I look younger than my years. It’s simple human nature. We feel young, we think young, we act young… and we want to LOOK young, for as long as possible.

I have lots of patients concerned about anti-aging. I want to help clients look young, beautiful, and sexy. I recommend  RegeneMax because I’ve seen it help:

  • increase the level of moisture in your skin
  • decrease brittle nails 
  • improve skin tone and elasticity
  • improve hair thickness 

I think you are going to love the way your face looks after using RegeneMax for 3 months. Each bottle contains 60 capsules. Take 1 capsule two times per day. 

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Dupuytren’s contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture (DC) is a “fibrotic” condition that can be helped considerably by superstaurated potassium iodide (SSKI). Dupuytren’s contracture causes a thickening (fibrosis) along one of the tendons in the palm in the hand, pulling the related finger down towards the palm. As the problem progresses, the finger often can’t be straightened any more. I have seen too many cases in patients who have tried surgery, unfortunately have the contractures come back. At this juncture I am recommending Shock Wave Therapy, plus rubbing a mixture of SSKI into the thickened tissue at least twice daily to soften and lessen the fibrotic area over a period of several months, allowing for more normal function.It’s additionally helpful to take para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) 2 grams, three times daily.

You’ll have to create the mixture of superstaurated potassium iodide to rub onto the skin: You will need 3 ingredients to make the mixture: Vitamin E, SSKI, and DMSO. If “caught early”, SSKI alone will often “do the job”.  
Mix one part DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide), 3 medium to large size vitamin E oil capsules, with 9 parts SSKI (supersaturated potassium iodide). DMSO is a wood pulp derivative. It is rapidly absorbed and distributed in living tissues. It loses its oxygen and is excreted in part as dimethyl sulfide, which provides the garlic-like odor to the breath. If a little is rubbed into the skin, it can be tasted in the mouth in a few moments. It is therefore useful as a nontoxic carrier for other substances. It can be purchased at health food stores without a prescription. It is available in both cream and liquid form. Get the liquid form.

To buy the SSKI,  search the internet. Your local pharmacy may not be familiar with this item and can’t easily find a supplier. In such a case, you will need to contact a compounding pharmacist who carries such seldom-used products. Do a search on “compounding pharmacies” for a list of sources. There are a number of such companies that will sell to you by mail. One is It is the SSKI which does the job of helping the Dupuytrens. The DMSO carries the SSKI into the involved tissue.

Apply one drop of this mixture on the skin every morning and evening. Don’t get impatient, it could take a year or more. However, this is better than the usual surgical approach.

Make sure you cut  down on sugar in the diet. Dups sufferers commonly have signs of diabetes – worth checking, but on an aside people who have diabetes also have low iodine in their systems. (It’s also advisable to have glucose-insulin tolerance test done, as there’s an unusually high incidence of “insulin resistance” in people with Dupuytren’s contracture.

It’s worth a try to combine the Shock Wave Therapy with the above home remedy. I use the Radial Shock Wave Therapy made by Zimmer in my practice.


Smoother Skin-Stronger Nails-Thicker Hair

Scores of women clamored for a spot in the landmark clinical trial at the Vrije University in Brussels, Belgium. Letters poured in. Phones rang off the hook. E-mails jammed the system.

What was going on? Word had leaked that university scientists were about to test a natural compound that had the potential to reduce age-related fine lines and wrinkles, thicken hair, and strengthen nails. All this with a natural supplement!

The natural compound at the center of the “sign-me-up” frenzy was choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid, the foundation of RegeneMax formulas.

Ultimately, fifty women were chosen to participate. Half were asked to take two doses per day of RegeneMax; the other half, two doses per day of a placebo. No other aspects of the women’s lifestyles – diet, cosmetics, daily routines, etc. – were to change.

At the end of the twenty week study, the results were remarkable! The Vrije University research scientists had shown – with actual measurements – that RegeneMax could provide users with dramatic beauty-enhancing benefits. Here’s what they found:

SKIN: RegeneMax reduced fine lines and wrinkles by a full 19%. Further, the skin was dramatically more resilient in just the first twenty weeks.

HAIR: RegeneMax significantly increased hair thickness. Hair demonstarted greater volume and more body.

NAILS: RegeneMax dramatically strengthened nails. Nails became more break-resistant.

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