Dr. Best Chiropractor Techniques | Los Angeles

Applied Kinesiology (AK)

Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a very complex chiropractic technique which was created by George Goodheart, Jr., which Dr. Best, D.C. studied under. Dr. Best, D.C. has completed more than 1,000 hours in Applied Kinesiology alone, and has assisted teaching hundreds of other doctors over many years the protocols in AK. The use of AK creates a truly holistic treatment which finds the underlying causes of dysfunction in the body. This technique is ideal for persons truly looking for optimal health. Learn more about AK.

Diversified Technique

Diversified chiropractic technique is the ‘standard’ general adjusting protocols that are taught it most chiropractic schools. It usually involves finding a line of drive which corrects a subluxation or misaligned joint and then taking a short lever thrust to restore motion to the joint.

Activator Methods
Activator method is a chiropractic technique utilizing a low force adjusting tool to make a correction at a misaligned joint. Dr. Best, D.C. while trained in Activator, more often than not, utilizes the Adjustor from IMPAC to make the similar corrections previously done with the Activator instrument, which allows for greater diversity depending the patient.

Weight Loss, Cleansing and Detoxing

When it comes to weight loss, cleansing and detoxifying the body a certain amount of good judgment needs to be applied. If you are starting any cleansing or detoxifying program and you are in very poor health, you should be under the supervision of your healthcare physician as some people can have side effects as toxins are leaving the body.

In general, I wouldn’t recommend detoxifying more than two times per year, depending on what sort of program you are doing.

The information presented regarding cleanses on this website is for informational purposes only and is not a recommendation. I do not recommend the Stanley Burroughs Cleanse as I have seen it heavily deplete the good minerals in the body when repeated several times or for more than 10 days.

Ideal Protein Weight Loss System
Click the above link for more information on weight loss and removing inflammatory foods from your diet. Burning fat does release the toxins that have been stored in fat. Drink plenty of water on any weight loss program. [More info]

This is a chart of heavy metal toxins, their source, side effects and remedies. [More info]

Dr. Budwig Diet – Flax Seed Diet
This is a great look at the good fats versus bad fats. Good fats produce anti-inflammatory prostaglandins which reduce swelling and inflammatory conditions. This diet may be wonderful for persons with arthritis, certain heart conditions, anti-cancer and other inflammatory conditions. My father dropped his cholesterol levels in half from high levels to low normal in only one month. [More info]

Stanley Borroughs Master Cleanse
This use to be one of my favorites but I no longer recommend this cleanse as I personally found depletion good minerals.

A long standing cleanse by Stanley Borroughs. This a minimum 10 day fast drinking and mixture of lemon juice, water, cayenne and grade B maple syrup. I recommend getting his small booklet which explains his theory on this cleanse. I personally have done this cleanse more than 1/2 dozen times. Always consult with your physician before taking on a major fast or cleanse. [More info]

Liver Gall Bladder Flush
One of the fastest ways to detoxify the liver and gallbladder, but may be to harsh for you. I have personally done this flush more than 1/2 dozen times. The first time was very rough and by the 4th time had very little detoxification side effects. Always consult with your physician before taking on a major fast or cleanse. [More info]

Side Effects of Cleansing

You may feel a bit ill at ease, have diarrhea, nausea and headaches.

These side effects can very greatly on how toxic your body is and how fast you are trying to detoxify. More is definitely not always better when detoxifying.

Herxheimer reaction is due to excessive detoxifying where the body reacts by having symptoms similar to flu, this usually only lasts for a few hours.

You want to avoid this type of reaction. This is because toxins are being released into the body quicker than they are being eliminated from the body and thus in a way is exposing your body to the toxins you are trying to eliminate.

If you have this reaction you need to drink more water and decrease the level of detox regime you are doing. Remember it took awhile for your body to accumulate these toxins so give your body sometime to eliminate them.

This is not to scare you from detoxifying your body. Heavy metal toxicity can result in debilitating diseases so detoxifying may be in your best interest, but be consistent rather than over zealous.

In some cases diseases that are due toxicity may require fast detoxification which is best done under the supervision of a detoxification specialist to avoid any of these complications.

Alkalizing Your Body

Alkalize your body by foods and especially Alkaline Antioxidant Water to support your weight loss. If you are already too toxic your body doesn’t want to break down and release fat because fat stores toxins. Therefore, breaking down fat releases more toxins. You need a healthy alkaline system to burn fat efficiently.

I recommend the Athena, a premium water alkalizer and generates the highest ORP (antioxidant potential).  I have found that if I drink this water after I eat a food I am normally inflamed by, i.e. wheat, where I gain a lot of water weight and bloating over night, now I don’t! I found this amazing.


I lost 40 lbs in 8 weeks and haven’t felt better in my life. I’m back to my college weight. Even with working 12 hour shifts I still had lots of energy..

C. Carrington

After being on Dr. Best, D.C.’s diet for a few days I was feeling more energetic and less bloated–in fact I didn’t have any bloating or cramping usually associated with my period. Actually, it felt as if I didn’t even have a period at all. Did I forget to mention I also stopped having migraines!

L. Morales

I stopped losing weight at Jenny Craig and then loss 22 lbs on Dr. Best, D.C.’s diet!

T. Smith