Chiropractic, Medical Acupuncture
Dr. Ted Blackmore
Chiropractic Clinical Specialist, Clinician, Lecturer, Instructor
Dr. Ted Blackmore has been in private practice for more than thirty years. After being certified as a Chiropractic Clinical Specialist he taught at the Canadian Chiropractic College for more than 18 years as a Clinician, Lecturer and instructor in technique.
He worked as a medical advisor to Professional Medical, performing assessments on behalf of motor vehicle accident victims and overseeing multi-disciplinary reports. He was appointed an expert witness by the College of Chiropractors of Ontario.
In 2011, Dr. Blackmore completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture for Health Professionals, provided to Chinese Acupuncturist practitioners, Medical Doctors, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and other professionals at McMaster University.
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Food Reactions and Immunology Testing
No one knows why the immune system produces antibodies to certain foods, but when it does, a noticeable food reaction may result. Rocky Mountain Analytical tests for food-specific reactions to three different antibodies: IgG, IgE and IgA The immune system exists to defend the body against bacteria, viruses and any other potentially harmful organisms. One of the ways it does this is by producing cells called immunoglobulins, also called antibodies. There are five major immunoglobulins: IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, and IgM. Only IgE reactions are considered true food allergies. IgE reactions typically occur within minutes of exposure to, or ingestion of, food antigen. Commonly observed IgE reactions include: hives, itchy watery eyes and breathing difficulties. Testing for IgE food allergies requires a blood draw. Diagnosis of a food allergy can only be made by an allergist, and may involve skin prick tests or a double-blind, placebo-controlled oral food challenge. Food Sensitivity is a term that usually refers to delayed immune reactions to foods. For example, IgG and IgA reactions to foods are commonly referred to as food sensitivities. The term food sensitivity is sometimes used to describe non-immune reactions to food. There is no agreed upon definition of what a food sensitivity is. IgG and IgA food reactions can be tested from a blood sample collected via finger puncture or blood draw. Usually refers to non-immune reactions like enzyme deficiencies. For example, people who lack the enzyme lactase have trouble digesting milk. This is called lactose intolerance.
Nutritional and Environmental Testing
The toxins and nutrients we are exposed to influence how well our cells function. Environmental toxins can change healthy cells into unhealthy cells, while having the right nutritional elements can mitigate the damage done by toxins.
Hormone testing is helpful for finding out if hormone levels are optimal for health. Rocky Mountain Analytical tests hormones in saliva and urine. Hormones have been measured in saliva for over thirty years, and research continues to accumulate attesting to its reliability and clinical relevance. Despite a wealth of supporting evidence, many are still critical of saliva hormone testing. These criticisms have arisen largely from misuse of the test results -specifically, reading too much into what the numbers mean. Saliva hormone testing is very useful for finding underlying hormone excesses and deficiencies, but needs to be interpreted with care when hormones are being supplemented.Urine steroid hormone analysis, like saliva hormone analysis, is noninvasive and convenient to do at home. Producing a saliva sample is generally easy for most people, but conditions like dry mouth and some autoimmune diseases can make saliva collection difficult. Urine collection is therefore easier for some, although collecting urine for a full 24 hours may be inconvenient. Urine steroid hormone analysis differs from saliva hormone testing in that it measures conjugated hormones. Conjugated hormones are hormones that the body modifies by adding a chemical – usually glucuronide or sulphate molecules – to facilitate their elimination (i.e. in urine or stool). The amount of hormone in urine essentially tells us what the body is getting rid of, not necessarily what is available for use.