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Decrease joint pain naturally. Build Collagen. Healthy arteries and veins. Glucosamine Sulphate re-introduced!

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : June 12th, 2019 | No Comments

Dr Agger, Portland Chiropractor, gets to see and read many different peer reviewed journals to keep current on the best natural treatments for his patients. As a Leading Portland Nutritionist, he works with other doctors, graduate students and leading researchers to refine treatments for patients suffering from wear and tear on their bodies, often on their joints, heart, arteries and veins. Glucosamine Sulphate, long touted and researched to have effects on decreasing joint pain, theoretically by protecting cartilage between our Read More

Dr. Agger Works with the Toffee Club and the Toffee League to Promote Soccer Health

Posted by : fastjulie | Posted Date : May 4th, 2019 | No Comments

Dr. Agger was recently interviewed by the Toffee Club Soccer blog on the topic of soccer and staying healthy for soccer leagues. Dr. Simon Agger of Agger Chiropractic and Nutrition Clinic Shares His Soccer Story and How He Stays Healthy and Fi Article excerpt…. We love working with Portland businesses who share our love of local soccer and international football. Dr. Simon Agger is a Toffee Club regular who was born in Leicester, England but grew up supporting an unexpected Read More

Dr. Agger Practices and Teaches Continuing Education in Chiropractic, Nutrition and Functional Medicine

Posted by : fastjulie | Posted Date : May 4th, 2019 | No Comments

  Dr. Agger presented a continuing education class today to fellow chiropractors, nutritional and functional medicine practitioners. He focused on the 5 Steps to Health:Taking Your Patients from Chaos to Order that medical professionals can use to help clients reach whole body health. The room was full and the class very engaged. Dr. Agger shared his clinical as well as his research experience.    Working with a practitioner who not only seeks and participates in regular trainings, but who also Read More

Rear Ended, Car Crashes and Late Onset Neck Pain?

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : April 3rd, 2019 | No Comments

A client recently told me a story I hear almost weekly in my chiropractic office. “I was hit from behind and at the time, it didn’t seem like a big deal. We both got out and the cars looked fine. The guy hit me pretty hard, but cars are so sturdy these days. There was no damage, so I didn’t even get his name. I told everyone about it that evening and thought I had got off pretty lucky. Then Read More

Help for Portland Runners and Walkers from Dr. Simon Agger 

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : March 18th, 2019 | No Comments

As spring approaches and the flowers start to appear in our beautiful Oregon neighborhoods, I also notice how many runners and walkers appear on the streets. It’s a beautiful time to get outside and exercise. Here are two strategies to keep your body supple and healthy during  the spring and summer walking and running months. 1. Regular maintenance adjustments for runners, walkers and athletes:  While training in England for The Birmingham marathon, I experienced right knee pain after 14 miles. Read More

How to Use Biopure Chlorella to Protect Your Body

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : March 11th, 2019 | No Comments

Chlorella is one of the oldest living foods on the plant and is considered the original superfood. It’s an algae that has always played an important part in natural medicine. Algae is high in protein (60%), contains all 8 essential amino acids, ( and a further 11 amino acids ). Chlorella helps with the production of collagen in the body, ( as it contains Chlorella Growth Factor, ( CGF ), which contains both DNA and RNA, so helping the body to speed up cellular repair Read More

Help for Neck, Back Pain and Healthy Aging with Dr. Simon Agger in Portland, Oregon

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : March 2nd, 2019 | No Comments

  Rebecca, age 77 years young talks about the importance of chiropractic treatments and nutrition as we age… I can get rather stiff in the winter here in Portland.  In the summer, I’m out in my garden. This is great exercise. In the winter, I still exercise inside, but I can see that my body needs more help. I see Dr. Agger regularly to stay as healthy as possible.  The Standard Process Cleanse was a great jumpstart for getting my digestion on Read More

Quality Supplements from Agger Chiropractic and Nutrition

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : March 2nd, 2019 | No Comments

Questions about Supplements including collagen, turmeric, liver detox and more? Dr. Simon Agger is a clinical nutritionist who focuses on the natural treatment of the body. He helps with digestion, feeling more energy and losing or gaining weight. Dr. Agger integrates chiropractic treatments with nutrition help. We use the best supplements available including Standard Process and Biotics Reseach. Call today for a nutrition appointment.

We Use Whole Foods Supplements from Organic Farms

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : February 22nd, 2019 | No Comments

    Quality Supplements are important when you are looking to Maintain Your Health, Reclaim your Health or Exclaim your Health! When it comes to supplements, you don’t need unnecessary fillers, colours or heat processed, denatured, synthetic sources of nutrients that can create more inflammation in your body or your brain, and may flat out not help you at all!   We use whole food supplements, 90% of which are produced on an organic farm. This means no glyphosate ( Read More

Whole Foods Supplements and Herbal Products for Weight loss, Energy, Memory and More

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : February 11th, 2019 | No Comments

  At Agger Chiropractic and Nutrition, we have high standards when it comes to supplements and herbs.  We use whole foods supplements that are cold pressed and grown on organic farms. They are the highest quality and are not made with fillers and unneeded ingredients. Our herbal supplements follow the same high standards. Standard Process Supplements Our products include Standard Process supplements. Standard Process was the first supplement company in America, originating in 1929.  From their website: ” Our manufacturing process, from Read More

Help for Memory, Brain Fog, Attention and Focus

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : February 9th, 2019 | No Comments

We commonly see patients with memory fog, memory lapses and difficulty thinking or experiencing memory difficulties. We offer the following treatments at the clinic: Cognitive testing Adjustments for better spinal alignment and decrease inflammation Supplements to improve memory Dietary changes to improve memory Exercises to improve memory   We also encourage all of our clients to practice easy to do memory improvement strategies at home. Here is an example: Limit the use of artificially sweetened beverages.  According to a recent Read More

Why Does Chiropractic Treatment Work for Joint Restriction and Pain?

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : February 7th, 2019 | No Comments

  Joint restriction means that instead of gliding with ease, the joints of the body are restricted. Sometimes this can lead to pain and at other times, there is no pain, but the body is not operating as efficiently as possible and mobility is affected. Chiropractic treatment helps you move the body with more ease by helping in these areas: Trauma: Physical trauma such as whiplash from a car accident, sports injury or repetitive trauma such as wrists problems from Read More

Collagen Supplements and Drinks for Healthy Skin and Hair

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : February 6th, 2019 | No Comments

Collagen supplements and drinks are a popular health topic these days. You have probably seen the ads on Facebook and Instagram that say… I added this collagen supplement to my water and my hair grew three inches! My joints are more supple even though I’m over 50!   My goal is to help you navigate the daily messages that come at us through social media regarding our health and nutrition in order to separate myth from the facts. What is collagen? Read More

What You Need to Know About Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Their Side Effects

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : January 26th, 2019 | No Comments

Everyone has aches and pains. In today’s society it is common to reach for a drug such as Advil, Aleve, or generic Ibuprofen to alleviate this pain. While there can be a place for the limited use of these medicines, over use can lead to stomach problems, increased risk of heart attack, high blood pressure and more. These drugs are commonly referred to as NSAIDs. At Agger Chiropractic and Nutrition, our goal is to help you reduce inflammation and end Read More

Brain Fog? Worried about Your Memory?

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : January 25th, 2019 | No Comments

    Do you ever forget words? Do you have brain fog? Memory problems? Forget names or places? You are not alone. Struggling to find words or struggling to remember a name or date often indicates a concussion or inflammation in the brain and body. Memory struggles can be the result of head injuries from a car accident, a bike accident or a sports injury. Memory loss is a part of dementia or Alzheimer’s. More commonly, memory loss and brain Read More

Help for a Back Injury from a Car Accident

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : January 20th, 2019 | No Comments

Whether you felt immediate pain after the accident due to whiplash or it took a few days or weeks for you to realize that you are still stiff from a fender bender, chiropractic care is a safe and convenient option for dealing with body pain from a car accident.  At Agger Chiropractic and Nutrition, we focus on the whole body and not just the area where you experience pain. Many people expect to hurt in the neck area if there Read More

Brain Fog, Chronic Pain, Digestion Problems, Low Energy and Focus Problems? Try Super Brain Breathing!

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : January 18th, 2019 | No Comments

Join the 500 people who have watched this video on Youtube. (Click read more to watch the video on your phone.) You can use Super Brain Breathing as popularized by life extension specialist Paul Bragg to improve your health. You might know him from Bragg’s Apple cider vinegar! A note from Dr. Agger: I first bought a book by Paul Bragg in my early 20s. For almost 30 years I have practiced Super Brain Breathing to calm down the sympathetic Read More

Event: Nutritional New Year Cleanses with Agger Chiropractic and Nutrition Clinic in Portland, Oregon

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : January 18th, 2019 | No Comments

Are you ready to have the best year of your life in terms of health and well being?  Let’s work together and make 2019 the year you find optimal health in the body and mind. Join Dr. Simon Agger for evening discussion on the benefit of cleanse. Join us and learn more about the healthy and supported nutritional cleanses we offer along with our nutrition plans. We offer a 10, 21 and 28 day cleanse that fits every lifestyle. Our Read More

Bicycle Accidents, Car Accidents and Motorcycle Accidents Hurt. We Can Help..

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : January 15th, 2019 | No Comments

We see a lot of people who have been injured by car, bike and motorcycle accidents. Whether they are here to deal with stiffness and swelling, or need help with a more serious injury, we have the expertise and ability to help the person find a solution to any pain, joint problem or more serious injury they might experience. Dr. Agger works directly with neurosurgeons, medical doctors, orthopedic surgeons, massage therapists and physical therapists to create a plan to get Read More

Help with Losing Weight in Portland, Oregon

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : January 13th, 2019 | No Comments

There are many paths to weight loss and finding your healthy body weight.  Our goal at Agger Chiropractic and Nutrition is simple:  helping you find the right diet that works for your body type and your lifestyle while recommending supplements that can help with digestion and overall health. Dr. Simon Agger is a clinical nutritionist who helps you find a path that you can stick to for life. He also offers chiropractic adjustments that help with digestion and feeling better Read More

Why Should You See a Chiropractor?

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : January 12th, 2019 | No Comments

  Natural pain relief. Improved body function including digestion, ease of movement, deeper sleep . Increased cognitive awareness and clarity.  Less brain fog. Safer than taking a drug or pain reliever. Very effective in getting people out of acute pain.  Can often help with chronic pain when other methods have failed.  Cost effective. Call Dr. Agger today for an evaluation and learn why chiropractic treatments are one of the best ways a person can remain active and improve health.  

Dr. Simon Agger Chiropractor in Portland, Oregon Helps You Heal Injuries and Find Vitality for Life

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : January 11th, 2019 | No Comments

Dr. Agger uses a combination of chiropractic adjustments and nutrition to help you weather any health situation including accidents, weight gain, feeling blue, worry and simply not feeling your best. Spinal adjustments work by improving spinal motion to create healthy joints and a usable, workable and pain free body. When the body is stiff or what some people call out of position, pain and indigestion can be a result. Come in today and get a body examination to see how Read More

Event: Nutritional New Year Cleanses with Agger Chiropractic and Nutrition Clinic in Portland, Oregon

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : January 11th, 2019 | No Comments

Are you ready to have the best year of your life in terms of health and well being?  Let’s work together and make 2019 the year you find optimal health in the body and mind. Join Dr. Simon Agger for evening discussion on the benefit of cleanse. Join us and learn more about the healthy and supported nutritional cleanses we offer along with our nutrition plans. We offer a 10, 21 and 28 day cleanse that fits every lifestyle. Our Read More

What’s the Buzz About Celery Juice?

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : January 11th, 2019 | No Comments

Have you noticed that fad diets come and go like the wind on the Gorge? One minute it is paleo and then it is keto or Whole 30. Recently, a client asked me about the celery juice diet.  Please know that I am not against anyone who wants to have a healthier lifestyle, but I do want to stress the importance of consistency and the benefits of eating whole foods and using whole food supplements.  If you want to lose Read More

Fix the Digestion, Lose the Weight

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : January 10th, 2019 | No Comments

Dr. Agger believes that a healthy digestion is the path way to finding a healthy weight. When food is correctly processed and eliminated, the body can naturally go to a healthy weight over time. This is a proven way to help people with binge eating, sugar addiction, food allergies and more. Not everyone is gluten intolerant, but if you are, it helps to know how eliminating gluten can lead to better digestion and a more healthy weight. Maybe you need Read More

Neck Injury from a Car Crash

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : January 9th, 2019 | No Comments

We know how disruptive a car crash can be in a person’s life. The majority of car accident clients we see tell us that they can’t exactly figure out what is wrong; their neck simply feels out of place and the whole body aches. This is a normal reaction to a collision, where the body goes through inertia. Even if you were hit in a slow crash, it’s still the coming together of two very large objects. This moves your Read More

Why is Dr. Agger So Funny?

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : January 7th, 2019 | No Comments

  Well, he’s British. He doesn’t take life too seriously, and, he is very intuitive when it comes to a patient’s emotions. Chiropractic medicine and nutrition are not only about the physical body. There is always a mental health component as well. Dr. Agger uses compassion and humor to make all clients feel welcome. This is why so many of his patients come back to him each time they experience a bump in the road of life. Dr. Agger makes Read More

Why is My Poop Green?

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : January 3rd, 2019 | No Comments

The popular book Everybody Poops by Taro Gomi  makes a good point- we all poop! Why don’t we talk about it more? Ancient medicine looked at stools to determine the general health of a person and you can do the same.  The following is a check list for using poop to see what digestion problems you may be having. Please note that this is not only about seeing colored poop due to specific foods. For example, eating beets can look Read More

Slip and Fall Accidents that Lead to Joint Instability and Pain

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : December 31st, 2018 | No Comments

Dr. Agger notes: “I recently had a patient who slipped and fell in the kitchen at work. She injured her back and arm.  She was in a lot of pain and was referred here after four months of chronic pain that simply would not go away. No one had looked at her joints and her pain levels were an 8-9 out of ten. She was often in tears due to her pain level.  Within two weeks of chiropractic treatments, her Read More

What is Whole Food Nutrition and Can it Help Me Lose Weight?

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : December 31st, 2018 | No Comments

  At Agger Chiropractic and Nutrition Clinic, we emphasize the use of a whole foods way of eating along with whole foods supplements that help the body return to a natural state of health.  Whole food nutrition means nourishing the body with foods as they occur in nature and using supplements that are concentrates of whole foods. This leads to therapeutic healing of the body through cellular, tissue and organ repair.  Many bodies are in a state of deficiency when the Read More

Help for Low Back Pain

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : December 30th, 2018 | No Comments

        What is the main cause of lower back pain? It is usually joint dysfunction due to repetitive motions that lead to a deterioration in individual joints as they do not move through normal range of motion.  This is the result of our modern life, where we often sit all day and don’t spend enough time on strengthening and flexibility.  This leads to many back problems.  We are often not as active in nature as we were Read More

How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help with Winter Blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : December 29th, 2018 | No Comments

You may have heard that a balanced mind helps create a balanced body. In chiropractic medicine, we believe the opposite is also true. Balancing the spine creates pathways for the neurochemicals needed to create a stable mood. Visit us at Agger Chiropractic and Nutrition to discuss how regular spinal treatments as well as nutritional changes can help create a more balanced and happy mood. This is especially true in Portland, Oregon where many people deal with seasonal affective disorder Dr. Read More

Help for Overeating and Drinking too Much During the Holidays from Dr Simon Agger

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : December 16th, 2018 | No Comments

Dr Agger teaches you how to avoid bloating, indigestion and heartburn while keeping your liver healthy over the holidays! The holidays can be a lot of fun, but they can also lead to excessive eating and drinking. Make this year different by following three simple rules from Dr. Simon Agger this holiday season. 1) Drink the same amount of water as alcohol. This means for every glass of champagne, beer or wine, you drink a glass of water. This will Read More

Auto Injury… Do I have a Whiplash? Advice from Dr. Simon Agger

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : December 7th, 2018 | No Comments

    If you have just experienced a car accident or had one in the past that led to chronic pain,  there is help through chiropractic treatments.  Dr. Simon Agger regularly works with clients who need relief from the often life altering symptoms of neck injuries due to car accidents. Signs and symptoms of a whiplash injury to the spine are many: -Neck, back, shoulder, wrist, foot and/or knee pain that exists after the accident or is different than it Read More

Quick tips for decreasing stress responses leading to a more balanced level of health

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : June 11th, 2018 | No Comments

What is the fight-flight response? A temporary increase in your stress hormones. What if it happens too often? You will get out of balance..Your energy needs will increase because of the stress, and your body will try to make a continuous amount of stress hormones, to try to keep up. Is it bad if this happens too often and/or for too long? Yes. Long term hormonal stress leaves less resources to manage other areas of the body ( digestion, repair, Read More

How does Turmeric Help with Inflammation

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : April 6th, 2018 | No Comments

Since the 1980’s, healthcare practitioners have been looking for ways to get the biologically active component of Turmeric into the blood stream in order to utilize its many health benefits. Up until now, the best way we’ve been able to utilize turmeric is through good quality preparations that are standardized to 95% curcuminoids (the active ingredient in turmeric) with fatty acids and black pepper. However, these preparations still yield poor absorption rates of less than 29%. This means low circulating Read More

Surgery Free Help with Swollen and Clicking Knee from Chiropractor Dr. Simon Agger in Portland, Oregon

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : January 9th, 2018 | No Comments

Keep reading for an update from the client, 11 weeks out from initial treatment:   I recently worked on a returning client, Janet  who called with what she thought was a dislocated knee cap. She limped into the office and said, “I felt my knee slip out of place and suddenly I had trouble walking. The pain is terrible and I think I have dislocated my knee cap!” When I first see a client, I look at all of the past life stresses, Read More

Help for Joint Pain Through Chiropractic Treatments

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : January 9th, 2018 | No Comments

Dr. Simon Agger not only works on the body, he is also great at explaining why chiropractic treatments are so effective in treating joint pain. What is the main cause of pain in the joints and how does chiropractic treatment help reduce pain? Tissue injuries are a large part of joint pain. Tissue injuries happen when there is a stress to the body and the body is not able to handle it- such as lifting a child incorrectly or turning Read More

Event: Nutritional New Year Cleanses with Agger Chiropractic and Nutrition Clinic in Portland, Oregon

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : January 4th, 2018 | No Comments

Are you ready to have the best year of your life in terms of health and well being?  Let’s work together and make 2019 the year you find optimal health in the body and mind. Join Dr. Simon Agger for evening discussion on the benefit of cleanse. Join us and learn more about the healthy and supported nutritional cleanses we offer along with our nutrition plans. We offer a 10, 21 and 28 day cleanse that fits every lifestyle. Our Read More

Motor vehicle accident and Sport induced Concussions. What you need to know

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : August 14th, 2017 | No Comments

An auto/bike or sport-related concussion is an individualized injury that presents with a myriad of cognitive ( ability to think and process information ), physical, emotional, somatic ( muscle), and sleep-related symptoms and impairments ( tasks that you cannot perform as well post injury ), that should require a multifaceted approach to assessment and management. Concussion is also known as TBI ( traumatic brain injury ), and is often referred to after the injury as a Post Concussive Syndrome ( PCS Read More

Vitamin D…..What You need to know

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : April 24th, 2017 | No Comments

When I teach other doctors about the use of vitamin D in a clinical setting, their knowledge can vary wildly. Some doctors “just know it’s good for you” while some others are up on the nuances of interpreting blood vitamin D levels, and, are also able to note some of the possible challenges in certain patient subsets that can commonly occur when supporting a patient’s body to raise vitamin D levels. Unfortunately, this group of nuanced doctors is very small. As Read More

Wholism versus Reductionism…This is our approach to health!

Posted by : dragger@comcast.net | Posted Date : October 30th, 2016 | No Comments

Something happens when we try to reduce large, dynamically complex systems down to their smallest, constituent parts. This is called reductionism. If reductionist medicine is isolating, wholistic medicine is relational. Where reductionism sees component parts, wholism sees biological systems. Reductionism is about hierarchy, wholism is about partnership. Many people are familiar with ‘take this for that’…this is reductionism. We are not like that. At its heart, wholism seeks to find those deeper points of connection … between our habits and our Read More

Inflammation: What is it? What factors in YOU affect how fast, or how slow, your body will heal?

Posted by : admin | Posted Date : May 13th, 2016 | No Comments

A lot of patients’ ask me: How long is it going to take to get from where I am now to where I want to be in my health? How long is it going to take for my pain to go away? How long for my allergies to go down? How long for my body to start working a little bit better/ a lot better? And that depends on a whole bunch of things. But there are some basic things Read More

Why Whole Food?

Posted by : admin | Posted Date : May 4th, 2015 | No Comments

In short, it is the difference between something that is living and something that is dead.  On vitamin labels, the word “natural” has no specific definition, other than it exists as a substance.  A whole food vitamin means vitamins as they are found in food, un-tampered with in any way that could change the molecular structure, their biological or biochemical combination, or their actions.   Vitamins in this natural state always exist as living complexes, with specific synergistic cofactors, enzymes, coenzymes, phytonutrients, and Read More

Auto Injury… Do I have a Whiplash?

Posted by : admin | Posted Date : May 4th, 2015 | No Comments

A whiplash injury occurs when the spine is accelerated quickly, and often abruptly, back and forth in response to an impact, or several impacts. We see whiplash injuries, in our clinic, most commonly relating to car accidents, athletic sport injuries and falls. Commonly, the initial impact will accelerate a body part faster than the brain can give a protective muscle guarding response to protect the joints of the spine or extremity. As a result, the body suffers spinal injuries first, Read More

Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatories (NSAID’s) and Natural Alternatives

Posted by : admin | Posted Date : May 4th, 2015 | No Comments

What are they? Aspirin, Advil (ibuprofen), Motrin (Ibuprofin), Nuprin (Ibuprofen), Ibuprofen, Naprosyn, Feldene, Butazolidin, Indocin, Clinoril, Ansaid, Indomethacin are just some of the most common medications in the treatment of pain, the next most common being acetaminophen ( Tylenol). How do they work? They inhibit an enzyme called cyclooxygenase which converts cell membrane – bound arachidonic acid into prostaglandins,(PGE1, PGE2, PGE3), throboxanes and prostacyclin ( collectively known as prostanoids ). NSAID’s inhibit all of these. PGE 2 has the ability Read More