6550 Mapleridge, Ste 115  *  Houston, TX 77081
Phone: (713) 503 - 9687  *  Fax: (713) 668 - 8039
The Dr. of the Future will give little medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of
the human frame, diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”
 Thomas Edison
Cardiovascular Deficiency
  • Nutritional deficiency in the coronary vasculature
    leads to blockage,  hypoxia/ischemia and cell
    failure (heart attack)
  • Deficiency in the electrical nervous system of the
    heart leads to irregular heart beats (arrhythmias)
  • Deficiency in the cardiac musculature leads to
    impaired pumping/strength and shortness of
    breath and edema.
© 2009-2010
Crawford Wellness Center, Inc
America is Facing an Epidemic
Obesity is the second largest preventable cause of death in the US.  Smoking is the first.

The US is the fattest nation in the world.  The average adult gains 7 lbs.during the holidays.  
64.5 % of Americans are overweight.  Source:  JAMA 2002; 288: 1723.  The problem is so bad life
expectancies could begin to decline.  Obesity may be linked to other health issues such as
diabetes, kidney disease and strokes.

Houston Texas ranked as the fattest city in the United States four out of five years from
2000- 2005.  In 2009 we ranked #6.
  • Eat 3 meals a day.  Breakfast should be the largest meal, lunch
    smaller and dinner the smallest.
  • Eat snacks i.e. Nuts, cheese, raw vegetables (hummus is a
    great dip!)
  • Eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables each day (2x more
    vegetable that fruits)
  • Decrease or eliminate grains.  They increase the acidity in your
  • Eat lettuce wraps rather than sandwiches made with bread.
  • Clean fresh fruit and vegetables when you get home from the
    store so it's easier to “eat-n-go”.
We want to reward our patients for all their hard work
while working toward a healthier life style.  
When nutrition becomes part of a patient's new life style,
there are milestones we want to acknowledge.  
  • For every 25 pounds of weight loss you will receive
    a FREE Nutritional Session.(Supplements not
  • In addition to losing pounds there are other
    milestones.  When a patient has a break through
    from each 100 pound marker to another they will
    also receive a FREE Nutritional Session.
    (Supplements not included).
Food Diary
The Human Body is 2/3 Water
  • Water serves as a primary medium for transport of
    nutrients and oxygen to the cells remove wastes as well
    as  plays a role in creating organ form and temperature
  • Dehydration occurs because there are insufficient
    electrolytes to hold the water in osmotic balance – thus
    hydration when dehydrated further dilutes and leeches
    the minerals
  • Minerals concentrate water
  • Recommendation: Body weight divided by 2 = ounces of
    water to be consumed per day.
  • When excersing/or right after, drink tomato juice rather
    than sport drinks to replenish electrolytes.
Nutritional Findings
100 years ago people didn't eat processed foods, there weren't any!  Food had a very short shelf life. People
ate FRESH meat,  FRESH fruit, FRESH vegetables and grains weren't overly processed.  Today our bodies
are more toxic due to increased stress, food coloring, food preservatives, pollution, and added hormones.
Due to over utilized fields, crop soils have become depleted of vitamins and minerals making it necessary to
add chemically treated fertilizers. Almost all processed foods contain milk, corn, wheat and soy; leading to
intolerances and toxicities.

Nutritional deficiencies and chronic degenerative changes have become common in our modern world. Our
diets no longer resemble what our bodies were originally designed to assimilate. Our toxic exposures exceed
normal abilities.  As a result, nutritional therapy has been developed as a way to support  us in our changing
world.  We need to adopt eating habits more like those of our ancestors.

At Crawford Wellness Center, we encourage our patients to include a nutritional evaluation as part of their
total wellness program. Most of our physical conditions respond and may even resolve with specific
nutritional support.