WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Dec. 30, 2013

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

(918) 663-1111

 

WELLNESS/PREVENTION:  ASPIRIN RISKS MAY OUTWEIGH BENEFITS IN HEALTHY ADULTS Healthy adults who take daily aspirin to stave off heart disease may be inviting more harm than benefit, according to a new review of past studies. “Too many healthy people think that aspirin will prevent heart attacks and cancer,” said Dr. Peter Sandercock of the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. “This shows that if you are healthy, with no symptoms of cardiovascular disease, then it’s not sensible to take regular aspirin. It won’t improve your health,” he told Reuters Health.

IN THE NEWS: HAPPINESS AND LAUGHTER ARE NATURAL IMMUNE BOOSTERS There are many studies supporting the belief that people with an upbeat and positive perspective tend to be healthier and enjoy longer lives. For example, in one study, the tendency to always expect the worst was linked to a 25 percent higher risk of dying before the age of 65. In one of Professor Cole’s happiness studies, participants answered questions about the frequency of certain emotional states, covering two different categories or types of happiness known to psychologists as: Hedonic well-being (characterized by happiness gleaned from pleasurable experiences, such as sex) Eudaimonic well-being (originating with Aristotle, this form of happiness comes from activities that bring you a greater sense of purpose, life meaning, or self-actualization ) Interestingly, while both are positive emotional states associated with happiness, the gene expressions they produced were not identical. Those whose sense of happiness was rooted in the eudaimonic camp were found to have favorable gene-expression profiles, while hedonic well-being produced gene profiles similar to those seen in people experiencing stress due to adversity.

CHIROPRACTIC: ADJUSTING YOUR FUNNY BONE

What kind of music do chiropractors listen to? HIP-POP!

Standing in the park, I was wondering why a frisbee looks larger the closer it gets… then it hit me.

When I was six, my family moved to a new city. Fortunately I was able to track them down.

Conjunctivitis.com – that’s a site for sore eyes.

You know that thing when you’re halfway through eating a horse and you think to yourself, “I’m not as hungry as I thought I was”?

You know somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said ‘Parking Fine’ so that was nice.

I was reading this book, the history of glue. I couldn’t put it down.

Patient: It’s been one month since my last visit and I still feel miserable. Doctor: Did you follow the instructions on the medicine I gave you? Patient: I sure did – the bottle said ‘keep tightly closed.

‘When I was born the doctor took one look at my face …. turned me over and said. Look … twins!  Rodney Dangerfield

The best doctor in the world is the veterinarian.  He can’t ask his patients what is the matter-he’s got to just know.  Will Rogers

 
 

 

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Dec. 23, 2013

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

(918) 663-1111

IN THE NEWS: NEW STUDY PROVIDES MORE INSIGHT INTO LINK BETWEEN BODY FAT AND CANCER Overall, researchers found that both men and women with greater body fat had an increased risk of developing cancer, regardless of their BMI. Researcher said that her research points out the importance of maintaining a healthy diet and body weight in order to reduce the risk of cancer.

WELLNESS: BONE BROTH—ONE OF YOUR MOST HEALING DIET STAPLES If cooking a whole chicken, the meat should start separating from the bone after about 2 hours. Simply remove the chicken from the pot and separate the meat from the bones. Place the carcass back into the pot and continue simmering the bones for another 12-24 hours. The benefits of broth:“Stock contains minerals in a form the body can absorb easily—not just calcium but also magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulfur and trace minerals. It contains the broken down material from cartilage and tendons–stuff like chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, now sold as expensive supplements for arthritis and joint pain.”  Helps heal and seal your gut, and promotes healthy digestion: The gelatin found in bone broth is a hydrophilic colloid. It attracts and holds liquids, including digestive juices, thereby supporting proper digestion. Inhibits infection caused by cold and flu viruses, etc.: A study published over a decade ago found that chicken soup indeed has medicinal qualities, significantly mitigating infection Reduces joint pain and inflammation, courtesy of chondroitin sulphates, glucosamine, and other compounds extracted from the boiled down cartilage Fights inflammation: Amino acids such as glycine, proline, and arginine all have anti-inflammatory effects. Arginine, for example, has been found to be particularly beneficial for the treatment of sepsis (whole-body inflammation). Glycine also has calming effects, which may help you sleep better Promotes healthy hair and nail growth, thanks to the gelatin in the broth.

CHIROPRACTIC: One–Third Of Children In Road Traffic Accidents Develop Stress Disorder LONDON, ENGLAND –– Dec. 11, 1998 –– In a study of 119 children involved in road traffic accidents during 1997 Dr. Paul Stallard and colleagues from the Royal United Hospital in Bath reveal that one–third were found to be suffering from post–traumatic stress disorder. Published in this week’s issue of the British Medical Journal, the study found that young people displayed symptoms including sleep disturbance and nightmares, separation anxiety, difficulties in concentration, intrusive thoughts, difficulties in talking to parents and friends, mood disturbance, deterioration in academic performance, specific fears and accident related play. GET CHIROPRACTIC CARE AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT!

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LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE

Lying on his deathbed, a loving husband was wavering between life and death when he thought he smelled chocolate chip cookies baking. They were his very favourite, so he dragged himself out of bed, crawled to the kitchen and was just reaching up to take a cookie off the plate when his wife slapped his hand with a spatula.

“Don’t touch!” she commanded. “They’re for the funeral.”

 

Two elderly couples were walking down the street, the women a couple of feet ahead of the men. One man told the other that they’d had a wonderful meal the night before-great food, reasonably priced.

His friend asked for the name of the restaurant. “Well, I’ll need your help on this. Let’s see, there’s a flower that smells great and has thorns on the stem?”

“That would be a rose,” his friend responded.

“That’s it!” the man replied. Then he shouted to his wife: “Hey, Rose! What’s the name of the restaurant we ate at last night?”

“My wife’s going deaf and I don’t know what to do about it,” the elderly man says to his doctor.

“Go home, find out at what distance she can’t hear and let me know,” the doctor replies.

The old chap gets home, opens the front door and calls: “Hi, honey, I’m home. What’s for dinner?” No response, so he goes down the hall a few FEET and repeats the question. Again, no answer. He stands at the kitchen door and asks again what’s for dinner. No reply. He goes up behind his wife and puts his arms around her. “Hi, honey, I’m home. What’s for dinner?”

She turns to him and says, “For the fourth and last time, you deaf old coot, chicken!”

 

Walking down the beach, a man found a lamp. He picked it up and rubbed it, and to his surprise a genie appeared and granted him three wishes. “However, for every wish you make,” the genie warned, “every lawyer in the world will receive twice what you wish for.” The man agreed.

“I’ve always wanted a Ferrari,” he said.Poof! The man had a Ferrari.

“Now every lawyer has two Ferraris,” said the genie. “What is your next wish?”

“I’d like a million dollars.” Poof! A million dollars lay at the man’s feet.

“Now every lawyer is two million dollars richer,” said the genie. “What is your last wish?”

After a thoughtful pause, the man finally replied, “Well, I’ve always wanted to donate a kidney…”

 

Mothers your children deserve chiropractic care

Dr Keefe, Keefe Clinic, Natural Health Care, Tulsa Chiropractor, Diet, Pain, Over the years I’ve experience the power chiropractic in improving the health of both my own children and the children I’ve had the privilege to serve. We live in an ever increasingly dangerous healthcare system. The common use of toxic and dangerous drugs and the overuse and misuse of medication like antibiotics are having a serious deficit effect on the health of our kids. Today more and more kids go to school drugged by design. And it seems to be only getting worse.

Dr Keefe, Keefe Clinic, Natural Health Care, Tulsa Chiropractor, Diet, Pain,There is a simple glaring problem with this approach, drugs don’t produce health. Drugs might modify symptoms, at a cost, but outside of crisis care their effects are temporary and their side effects can be long-term. Probably one of the drugs that have been abused the most is antibiotics. In a vast number of cases where antibiotics are prescribed, they are prescribed in violation of all the latest research concerning the appropriate use of antibiotics. Research shows that antibiotics don’t work for colds or flu’s, most conditions where there’s a cough, most bronchitis or runny noses and most ear infections. Probably 70 to 80% of the time when these symptoms are presented the pediatrician or other doctor writes a prescription for antibiotics even though the doctor knows they are inappropriate. Why? When the doctor is interrogated afterwards they usually blame the parent for demanding it. The sad truth is most parents just want the appropriate care and since the medical doctor doesn’t have any more training in how to address these issues without drugs (and drugs don’t help conditions like these) then they feel impotent if they don’t write some kind of prescription. Buyer beware!

 Dr. Keefe, Keefe Clinic. Tulsa Chiropractor, pain, natural health care.

The sad fact is that pharmaceutical companies have taken over the healthcare system and if you’re not an informed consumer then you will line the pockets of the pharmaceutical companies and damage your kid’s own health. Disease is not a drug deficiency, diseases is a deficiency within the body. Chiropractic physicians have the training to reestablish the body’s own communication systems necessary to keep the system health. Chiropractic physicians have the training in diet, allergies, detox protocols and nutritional therapies to reestablish normal function of the systems of the body including the immune system. Antibiotics weaken the immune system. Even when antibiotics are needed to kill an aggressive bacterial infection their side effects can leave the person’s immune system weaker and actually more prone to reoccurring infections. Chiropractic physicians have the training to help reverse the negative effects of antibiotics and to reestablish a stronger immune system.

Dr Keefe, Natural Health care, pain, Tulsa chiropractor,

When it comes to preventing disease drugs are the worst approach you could take. Disease prevention is a lifestyle, diet and chiropractic centered strategy. Since science has proven overwhelmingly that disease is related to lifestyle and environment then that’s where you need to work if you want to improve your child’s health.

Dr. Keefe, Keefe Clinic. Tulsa Chiropractor, pain, natural health care.

Unfortunately the food industry is not your friend. Virtually all the foods marketed to kids will wreak havoc with their health. Most of these foods are extremely high in refined carbohydrates which depress your child’s immune system and develop the chemistry prone to disease. By simply feeding your kids natural foods: eggs, vegetables, fruits, meat, whole grains in moderation, seeds, nuts and some dairy in moderation you can establish a chemistry of health in your child. Junk food like most cereals, candies, refined grains in most noodles, pizzas, white bread, crackers etc. leads to a chemistry that is prone to disease. The fact that a lot of kids go through periods of time of “apparent health” is a miracle of the creation we call our bodies.

Dr. Keefe, Keefe Clinic. Tulsa Chiropractor, pain, natural health care.

One of the most important things you can do is make sure your kids drink enough clean water and stay away from pops, fruit juices and fake fruit drinks and fructose that come from highly refined corn syrup. Stevia is a great sugar substitute and can be used in a number of things to give it a sweet taste without disrupting your kids’ blood sugar handling system. Marked deviations in normal blood sugar levels will weaken the immune system and affect your kid’s moods. A lot of kids suffer from focus issues at school, hyperactivity or moodiness simply because they don’t get enough quality proteins to make neurotransmitters, because of the high sugar content of their diet they can’t maintain normal blood sugar levels which can lead to depression and moodiness as the sugar drops.  Also their intestinal system suffers due to the amount of junk food they consume which disrupts the normal serotonin levels that the gut produces which in turn affects moods. Whole foods prevent all of these issues.

Dr. Keefe, Keefe Clinic. Tulsa Chiropractor, pain, natural health care.

Chiropractic adjustments can have a dramatic effect on how the nervous system expresses emotions and that’s why chiropractic care has helped so many kids whose schoolwork suffers from hyperactivity and attention deficit syndrome.

gain-muscle, Dr Keefe,  Natural Health care, pain, Tulsa chiropractor,

Studies show that chiropractic patients receiving regular chiropractic care have a much stronger immune system than the average public. And so if your child is not receiving chiropractic care you’re not giving them the best chance to express their body’s potential when it comes to health as well as performance both physically and mentally.

Dr Keefe, Natural Health care, pain, Tulsa chiropractor,

A chiropractic physician will not compromise your child’s health by recommending dangerous and toxic substances. Health is a natural expression of life within the body. The chiropractic adjustment enhances the expression of life to all the cells of the body. Nutritional therapy, detoxification, homeopathic allergy treatments, homeopathic emotional treatment all work together to maximize your child’s health.

Dr Keefe, Keefe Clinic, Natural Health Care, Tulsa Chiropractor, Diet, Pain,

When’s the last time your child had a chiropractic checkup?

 

Dr. Keefe, Keefe Clinic. Tulsa Chiropractor, pain, natural health care.

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SIX DAY CLEANSING DIET (To fix the holiday blues)

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JOHN H. KEEFE, III, D.C., P.C,

5016 S 79th E Ave.

Tulsa OK 74145

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SIX DAY CLEANSING DIET

 

This is your six-day special food program. For best results it must be followed exactly as written.

When an automobile is full of carbon, it has no pep.  It is clogged up.  You may put in the very best gas and oil, but the speed is not there.  The sensible and logical thing to do is to take the car to a mechanic and have the carbon cleaned out.  After that is done, what happens?  The car seems like new. There is plenty of power.

Your body is comparable to the car.  When the cells, of which you have many millions, are clogged up with ACID—SUGAR—MUCUS—PUS—etc-, you have no pep, your appetite is poor, you do not sleep well, your complexion is-bad, your eyes are dull, you suffer from aches and pains you are nervous and irritable, you feel indifferent—everything seems wrong.  Life is not so much fun as it once was; in fact, you are really ill.

The sensible and logical thing to do is to CLEAN OUT, not just your bowels, but also the cells.  Purge these cells—get all this accumulated toxic material out.  But how?

Well, that’s easy.  OBSERVE THIS SPECIAL FOOD PROGRAM.  It does it every time!  For six short days you will be on a FEAST—not a fast.  You will be filling your body with Nature’s life-giving foods—fruits and vegetables that contain all those precious vitamins and minerals.  When a sufficient amount of these live substances reaches the cells of your body, there will be a flushing and a cleansing such as you have never experienced before.  You will eliminate toxic material that has been with you for years—toxic material that has robbed you of your vitality.  When this gets all out, you will be like the car that has been cleaned of the carbon.  You will have plenty of energy—your complexion will undergo a marvelous transformation—you will feel like a baby—aches and pains will disappear -­your nerves will be at ease and you will feel so good that life will be a joy.

That is what this SPECIAL 6-DAY PROGRAM will do.  Follow directions carefully. When you start this program—STICK TO IT! Don’t try it 1 day and then quit! After this program, you are to ALWAYS have some fresh raw fruit or vegetables with every meal!

BREAKFAST FOR EACH OF THE SIX DAYS

15 minutes before you are ready to eat breakfast, squeeze the JUICE of a lemon in a medium glass of hot water and drink it.

Orange or Grapefruit Juice ……………………   8 ounces. You can take more if you desire, but be sure that you take 8 ounces at least.

Cottage            Cottage Cheese ……………………………………..  5 level tablespoonful. No more or no less.

Fresh Fruit……………………………………….        One-half pound.  You may eat more, but be sure to eat at least,

(No bananas or avocados)                                             1 pound. – You can eat only 1 kind of fruit, or you may mix.

 

Coffee or Tea ………………………………….                 No coffee may be used.  Herb tea 1 cup if desired.

Between breakfast and lunch you should- drink all the FRUIT and VEGETABLE juice you can hold.  Also, eat fresh raw vegetables and fruit.  The more live food, you consume, the more thorough will be the cleansing.  If you can’t get the fresh juices, us the canned variety. Make up a lot of VEGETABLE BROTH (see recipe on back).  Drink lots of this broth, as it is full of minerals.  V-8 juice or vegetable juice from health food store can be substituted.

LUNCH FOR EACH OF THE SIX DAYS –

Vegetable Broth …………………………..  Drink two cups during the meal.

 

Salad                                                                                    Make a chopped salad of fresh raw vegetables.  Use a dressing of olive oil, lemon juice and salt.  Eat at least 8 LEVEL TABLESPOONSFUL, more if you desire.  Use four of the vegetables listed below: Artichokes, Asparagus, Beans, Beets, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cucumbers, Celery, Dandelions, Endive, Egg Plant, Fresh Green Corn, Fresh Green Peas, Green Peppers, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Lotus, Okra, Onions, Parsley, Parsnips, Pumpkin, Radishes, Rutabagas, Salsify, Spinach, Squash, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes,

Turnips. (You may use the leaves or tops also.)

 

Dessert                                                     Fresh fruit with a little pure honey.

Coffee or Tea ………………………….                  Not at this meal.

 

Between lunch and dinner, drink all the fruit and vegetable juice you desire.  Eat all the fresh fruit and vegetables you want.  Fill up!  It’s medicine for you.  REMEMBER: The purge comes from the vitamins and minerals in the food, so be sure to eat plenty.

DINNER FOR EACH OF THE SIX DAYS

Vegetable Broth ……Drink TWO CUPS during the meal, more if you desire.

Cooked Vegetables …………..                                  Select two or three of the different kinds listed above and cook them with butter.  Eat a generous helping of each. (No potatoes.)

Bread …………                                                       One medium slice WHOLE WHEAT bread with butter.

Dessert ………. Baked apple with cream or a salad of fresh fruits.  A little honey OK.

Coffee or Tea                                                        NOT at this meal.  And … if you still feel hungry after dinner, eat fresh fruits and drink, fruit or vegetable juice … ALL YOU WANT!

RECIPE FOR VEGETABLE BROTH

Take 7 carrots and 1 small bunch of celery and cut fine.  Place in 2 quarts hot water and boil for 15 minutes.  Add 1/3 bunch of parsley and a large handful of fresh spinach, cut fine.  Boil 10 minutes more.  Drain off the juice or broth.  Flavor with salt, onion, okra, tomatoes, green peppers or garlic. (You may save the vegetables and use for your cooked vegetables at dinner.)

The above recipe makes about 1 day’s supply.  You can make more if desired, and keep in the refrigerator.  It can be used hot or cold.  The purpose of this broth is to FLUSH.  Drink lots of it during the six days.  It is full of minerals from the vegetables.  It is really a refreshing, soothing drink.  Enjoy!

 WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE PROGRAM

 The first day you may feel slight discomfort by having changed your regular mode of eating, but do not allow this to disturb you, for it is natural.  About the 3rd or 4th day, the bowels and kidneys will begin to move freely.  Much toxic material will be passed.  There may be a few minor symptoms as the result of this cleansing.  This is quite natural and is to be expected. – About the 5th day, you will feel a surge of energy.  You will be surprised at your­self.  Your complexion will have cleared up — your eyes will begin to brighten — you will feel wonderfully CLEAN inside.  The little cells that were so full of toxins are now clean, and they will begin to cry out for other food.  Continue on until the end of the 6th day; then combine your meals so they are balanced. — Then keep up eating much fresh, raw vegetables and fruit, and you will be motivated by your better health!

WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Dec.16, 2013

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

(918) 663-1111

IN THE NEWS:  FDA TO PHASE OUT SOME ANTIBIOTIC USE IN ANIMAL PRODUCTION U.S. regulators announced new guidelines that call on global pharmaceutical companies to phase out the use of some antibiotics meant to enhance growth in animals used for food, hoping to stem a growing tide of bacterial resistance to the same drugs when they are prescribed for humans. “Our fear … is that there will be no reduction in antibiotic use as companies will either ignore the plan altogether or simply switch from using antibiotics for routine growth promotion to using the same antibiotics for routine disease prevention,” said Steven Roach, senior analyst with advocacy group Keep Antibiotics Working.

 HEALTH ALERT: SUGAR PROMOTES HEART DISEASE AND CANCER More than 1,660,290 new cancer cases are projected to be diagnosed in the US this year, and an estimated 580,350 Americans will die from the disease. Another 600,000 Americans die of heart disease each year.At present, heart disease is the leading cause of death among both sexes. It’s become increasingly clear that many of the conventional strategies, from diagnosis to treatment, are riddled with flawed assumptions and approaches that, in many cases, do more harm than good. What’s worse, virtually none of the conventional strategies actually address the root cause of the problem, a flawed diet high in sugars and processed foods. Many favorite staples are also grain-based, such as bagels, pancakes, and breakfast cereals. All those grains are also quickly turned into sugar in your body, adding to your sugar burden.

 

CHIROPRACTIC:  Consumer Reports Lists Chiropractic Patients As Most Satisfied  About 80 percent of U.S. adults have at some point been bothered by back pain. The Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center recently surveyed more than 14,000 subscribers who had lower-back pain in the past year but had never had back surgery. More than half said pain severely limited their daily routine for a week or longer, and 88 percent said it recurred through the year. Many said the pain interfered with sleep, sex, and efforts to maintain a healthy weight. Back pain can be tough to treat. Most of our respondents tried five or six different treatments. They rated the helpfulness of the treatments tried and their satisfaction with the health-care professionals visited. Hands-on therapies were among the top-rated. Fifty-eight percent of those who tried chiropractic manipulation said it helped a lot, and 59 percent were “completely” or “very” satisfied with their chiropractor.

 

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LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE

“Doctor, I keep thinking I’m a goat.” “How long have you had this feeling?”
“Ever since I was a kid.”

A man is recovering from surgery when the Surgical Nurse appears and asks him how he is feeling.
“I’m O. K. but I didn’t like the four letter-words the doctor used in surgery,” he answered.
“What did he say,” asked the nurse.
“Oops!”

A guy walks into work and both of his ears are bandaged up.  The boss says “What happened to your ears?”  The guy says “Yesterday I was ironing a shirt when the phone rang and I accidentally answered the iron!”  The boss says “Well that explains one ear, but what happened to your other ear?”  The guy says “Well jeez, I had to call the doctor!”

A man speaks frantically into the phone, “My wife is pregnant, and her contractions are only two minutes apart!”

“Is this her first child?” the doctor queries.

“No, you idiot!” the man shouts. “This is her husband!”

A blonde has sharp pains in her side. The doctor examines her and says, “You have acute appendicitis.”

The blonde says, “That’s sweet, doc, but I came here to get medical help.”

WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Dec. 9, 2013

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

(918) 663-1111

DIET: WEIRD THINGS FAST FOOD DOES TO YOUR BRAIN Here’s one way to get cultured: kick your McDonald’s habit. Exposure to fast food makes it harder to appreciate beautiful art and music, finds a new University of Toronto study. Researchers found that just seeing fast-food restaurants and logos—not even necessarily eating it—can trigger impatience and make it more difficult to savor enjoyable experiences, like listening to an opera or looking at photos of nature. How come? Fast food brings to mind speed and instant gratification, both of which make you more restless, says study coauthor Sanford DeVoe. We don’t need to remind you what fast food can do to your body, but you might not know these surprising ways it can screw with your brain: Ever wonder why so many fast-food chains use the same colors in their logos? The marketing scheme is no coincidence. Studies have found that seeing the combination of red and yellow helps kickstart your metabolism, increasing hunger. Simply walking by a fast food joint can mess with your financial sense. In another study from the same Toronto researchers, participants were offered the choice between choosing a cash reward the next day and a slightly bigger one the next week. Those who were asked to pick while standing next to a fast-food restaurant were 40 percent more likely to opt for the smaller, speedier payout than those who were questioned near a full-service eatery.

WELLNESS: THE WARNING SIGNS OF KIDNEY DISEASE Kidney disease is a stealth illness. It may often be silent for many years—until it has reached an advanced stage. When you get a checkup, it’s important to make sure your health care provider includes tests of your kidney function, experts say. This is especially true if you have some of the conditions that can increase your risk for kidney disease, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Two simple blood tests, blood-urea-nitrogen and serum creatinine level, and a regular urine analysis can help determine if your kidneys are functioning normally. Many people don’t realize how important their kidneys are to their good health. In addition to filtering wastes from your blood, the kidneys do several other key jobs to keep your body functioning smoothly: They produce a hormone that helps your body make red blood cells. This prevents anemia or a low blood count. They make hormones that help to regulate blood pressure. They keep your bones strong by making an activated form of vitamin D.

CHIROPRACTIC: MELINDA’S STORY I would like everyone to know my story: In 1997 I was a passenger in a car violently slammed from behind. Since that day, I’ve had serious neck and back pain, as well as severe headaches. My treatment through the years went from occasional medication to constant use of painkillers, muscle relaxers, and anti-inflammatory. After giving up on these, I went through a regimen of trigger points and painful injections. Still suffering pain, my landlord encouraged me to go to a chiropractor. By this time I was ready to try anything as long as it didn’t involve needles! The x-rays proved that my neck was not holding my head up properly, and with that knowledge I stopped taking trigger points injections. Instead, I have been going to get adjusted three times a week. Well, the good news is that my headaches are way better, my arms and legs have better flexibility and sensation, and I am not taking as many pain pills. I can move my neck from side to side, so I can finally turn my head to see behind me in the car. Visit our web site: eefeclinic.com&facebook/keefeclinic

WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Dec. 2, 2013

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(918) 663-1111

 

IN THE NEWS: NECROTIZING FASCIITIS: NEW TREATMENT DISCOVERED FOR DEADLY FLESH-EATING DISEASE Madsen was admitted to the intensive-care unit, where the infection in her arm raged on – causing fevers, blistering and swelling. A week later, Madsen was taken into surgery for the first time. At this point, Madsen feared she would lose her arm – or even worse – her life. Finally, she was introduced to Dr. John Crew, Crew told Madsen he might know what was causing her health problems: A deadly disease known as necrotizing fasciitis. Desperate to save Madsen’s limbs and life, Crew, director of the hospital’s Advanced Wound Care Center, devised a plan in which he would excise the dead tissue from Madsen’s arm and then regularly irrigate the area with an FDA-approved wound cleanser called NeutroPhase (Hypochlorous acid, also Nixall). Madsen noticed a difference in her condition almost immediately after being treated by Hypochlorous acid. “I don’t want to see anyone go through what I went through. I want the word out there that this stuff works on this necrotizing fasciitis,” Madsen said. “People don’t have to lose their limbs or their lives.” WE CARRY NIXALL

WELLNESS:  THE WAR ON VITAMINS If you watch much news you might hear that vitamins don’t prevent disease or cancer. Yet studies say the opposite. Here are but a few: International Journal of Cancer 2011:8 A mere 10 ng/ml increase in serum vitamin D levels was associated with a 15 percent reduction in colorectal cancer incidence and 11 percent reduction in breast cancer incidence. American Heart Journal 2011:9 Each 20 micromole/liter (µmol/L) increase in plasma vitamin C was associated with a nine percent reduction in heart failure mortality. According to Dr. Saul, an estimated 216,000 lives could be spared each year. International Journal of Cancer 2011:10 While the NBC declared that “Vitamin E does no good at all in preventing cancer or heart disease,” this study found that gamma-tocotrienol, a cofactor found in natural vitamin E preparations, decreases prostate tumor formation by a respectable 75 percent. International Journal of Cancer 2008: Here, 300 IUs of vitamin E per day reduced lung cancer risk by 61 percent.

CHIROPRACTIC:  STORIES: My name is Jessica and I must tell you about the miracle of Chiropractic Care. About a year ago I was a true skeptic. I believed in the corrupt circle of medicine and pain relievers. One day I could not get to sleep and nothing was helping. It was pain – crippling pain – in my back, legs, chest, and neck. The pain was so bad I could barely breathe. It was the first time I’d experienced this, and I was terrified.  At 7:30 am, after a sleepless night, I had had enough and, yes…. I called my mom! When she saw the agony I was in, she got me ready to go to the hospital. At the same time my roommate woke up and as she had been telling me for years I needed more than a temporary fix. I needed a chiropractor. I entered the office as a 28-year-old cripple and left comforted and walking on my own; just a little sore from the neglect of the people I had trusted to heal me – my old doctors. I am happy to say I have not taken any pain medications since CHIROPRACTIC came into my life.     Visit our web site: keefeclinic.com-facebook/keefeclinic.com