WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday June 30, 2014

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 IN THE NEWS Exercise may lead to healthier gut bacteria By Cari Nierenberg Published June 10,2014 Exercise is good for the heart, lungs and mind, and now we can add gut bacteria to the list, a new study from Ireland suggests. Researchers looked at professional rugby players and found that these elite athletes had a more diverse collection of bacteria in their digestive systems than other healthy men, who were not athletes, but were of similar age and body size. “The most important aspect of our study is that it draws attention to the possibility that exercise may have a beneficial effect on the microbiota colonizing the human body, and it is associated with a more diverse microbiota,” said study researcher Dr. Fergus Shanahan, a gastroenterologist and professor of medicine at University College Cork in Ireland.

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WELLNESS: Dysfunctional Breathing Are you getting enough oxygen into your body? You might be surprised at the answer to this question, because most people don’t. Breathing dysfunction is an extremely common problem, often associated with anxiety, chronic fatigue and persistent muscle pain. Along with heightened arousal/anxiety, cerebral oxygen lack, there is also a tendency for oxygen in the bloodstream to become more tightly bound to its hemoglobin carrier molecule, leading to decreased oxygenation of tissues and easier fatigability. Inadequate oxygenation and retention of acid wastes in overused muscles takes place, and these become even more painful and stiff. The muscles being overused in the inappropriate breathing pattern are mainly postural stabilizing muscles, which will, with the repetitive stress involved in the over breathing become short, tight and painful and will develop trigger points.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: NUMBNESS AND TINGLING One of the most common causes for this is misalignments in the spine. When vertebra become misaligned nerves can get compromised and numbness and tingling is a common symptom. Other spinal conditions could include disc problems or spurring so an appropriate workup is important. In some cases there to be certain nutritional deficiencies, like B vitamins or blood sugar disorders like type II diabetes. We can determine this through blood testing or Vega testing. If you or someone you know who suffers from numbness and tingling call us for a checkup.

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FUNNY BONE : Apprentice Blacksmith The village blacksmith finally found an apprentice willing to work hard for long hours. The blacksmith immediately began his instructions to the lad, “When I take the shoe out of the fire, I’ll lay it on the anvil; and when I nod my head, you hit it with this hammer.” The apprentice did just as he told.

Now he’s the village blacksmith.

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday June 23, 2014

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DIET: Factory Farm Model Fails Again—Produces Virus That Has Wiped Out 10 Percent of US Pig Population in One Year Did you know that over the past year, nearly 10 percent of the entire swine population in the US has been wiped out by a highly lethal virus? The virus, called Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), has been—at least in part—traced back to pig’s blood used in piglet feed. It appears this may be yet another example of the inherent dangers of the factory farm model, and why the “cannibal” solution, i.e. feeding animal parts back to the same species of animal tends to be a bad idea.

vaccines-thimersasolIN THE NEWS: Leading Vaccine Researcher and Mandatory Vaccination Proponent: Measles Vaccine Can’t Prevent Outbreaks In the medical journal Vaccine, Dr. Gregory Poland, the journal’s editor-in-chief, professor of medicine and founder and leader of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, recently made surprising public statements about the poor effectiveness of measles vaccine in the MMR shot.For starters, it’s important to remember that, like B. pertussis whooping cough and other infectious diseases, measles has natural cyclical increases and decreases every few years in populations. These may occur even in highly vaccinated populations because the vaccine itself is not a guarantee of long lasting immunity and even two doses of MMR vaccine can fail to protect, according to Dr. Poland.

Dr Keefe, Natural Health care, pain, Tulsa chiropractor,CONDITION OF THE WEEK: JAW PAIN: Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, (TMJ)Does it hurt when you chew, open wide to yawn or use your jaws? Do you have pain or soreness in your teeth? Do you find it difficult to open your mouth wide? Does your jaw ever get stuck/locked as you open it? If you answered “yes” to some of these questions, you may have a temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. Chiropractic can help. If you or someone you know has this problem makes an appointment and start on the road to a pain free life.

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FUNNY BONE:The Feminist A radical feminist is getting on a bus when, just in front of her, a man gets up from his seat. She thinks to herself, “Here’s another man trying to keep up the customs of a patriarchal society by offering a poor, defenseless woman his seat,” and she pushes him back onto the seat. A few minutes later, the man tries to get up again. She is insulted again and refuses to let him up. Finally, the man says, “Look, lady, you’ve got to let me get up. I’m two miles past my stop already.”

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday June 16, 2014

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camel-milkDr. Keefe, Keefe Clinic. Tulsa Chiropractor, pain, natural health care.DIET: Could be the health drink of the future? Dr. Frank King hopes so. He currently has 23 camels on his farm near Asheville, NC, a mix of humped dromedaries and double-humped Bactrians that are milked by hand—no crouching or seat needed. The creatures’ milk has less cholesterol than cow’s milk, and it’s got more protein, vitamin C, and iron, per scientific studies, the Citizen-Times reports. And “the milk is tasty,” says King, who describes the dromedaries’ milk as the saltier and creamier of the two. What’s more, the milk is also expensive, potentially at least $18 a pint. It’s often raw as well; King says he’s still testing pasteurization methods.

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IN THE NEWS: Perms and hair dyes linked to concerning compounds

Published June 11, 2014 In a new study, hairdressers who often used light colored hair dyes or hair-waving products on clients had more potentially cancer-causing compounds in their blood than hairdressers who used the chemicals less frequently. The study included hairdressers as well as women who used hair dyes on themselves and some who had never used them at all, and none of the women had actually been diagnosed with cancer. The World Health Organization considers hairdressing work probably carcinogenic, since hairdressers tend to be at higher risk for bladder cancer. The new results could help narrow down specifically where the cancer-causing agents are coming from.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most expensive of all work-related injuries. Over his or her lifetime, a carpal tunnel patient loses about $30,000 in medical bills and time absent from work. Chiropractic adjustments, stretching and strengthening exercises, soft-tissue mobilization techniques, and even acupuncture can be helpful.

FUNNY BONE:   This week the FCC rolled out a new service that lets people text 911 for help. That’ll mean if you’re driving and you see an accident, you can cause another accident.

 

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday June 9, 2014

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IN THE NEWS: ARMED RAIDS AGAINST AMISH RAW-MILK FARMERS?One of the most glaring cases involves Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger, who was charged with four criminal misdemeanors for supplying a private buying club with raw milk and other fresh produce grown on his farm. State prosecutors tried to convict Hershberger for operating a retail food establishment, a dairy farm and a dairy plant without a license. However, since he only supplies food to paid members in a private buying club, he maintained that he was not subject to state food regulations. The trial has become a symbol for the war being waged against raw milk in the US, where aggressive regulators are attacking small farmers producing wholesome raw food products for loyal customers. Fortunately, the trial ended mostly favorably for Hershberger, but not before his peaceful farm was raided using military-style tactics (at one point he was subjected to three raids in a three-month period!). CDC data show there are about 412 confirmed cases of people getting ill from pasteurized milk each year, while only about 116 illnesses a year are linked to raw milk. Even as the CDC continues to report on raw milk dangers, the state of Arkansas has announced that no illnesses have been caused as a result of a recent increase in raw milk sales.

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WELLNESS: A SPORTS DRINK MADE OF ? There is now a sports drink made with – I kid you not – hornet spit. This particular invention derives from Japan – home OF many novel and offbeat inventions. When the Japanese giant hornet finds prey, it chews up the muscle tissue into a mash, creating a paste containing a fluid known as vespa amino acid mixture (VAAM) – thus, the name of the sports drink. According to the promoters, it’s this fluid that enables these giant orange killers to engage in intensive activities over extended periods, including flying up to 60 miles per day at speeds as fast as 25 mph. Even Usain Bolt couldn’t outrun these guys.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: SLEEP AND CHIROPRACTIC Last year, an international team of chiropractic researchers reported the case of a 3-year-old boy with disturbed sleep. He would snore loudly and have frequent episodes of breath-holding during the night. He would also wake up suddenly many times each night. The examining doctor of chiropractic found evidence of misalignment and restriction (subluxation) in the upper cervical (upper neck), mid-thoracic (between the shoulder blades), and lumbar (low back) portions of the spine. Gentle chiropractic adjustments were administered to correct these subluxations three times per week for three weeks, and then once the following week. After this month of chiropractic care, the mother reported that the boy no longer snored or had breath-holding episodes. He was sleeping through the night without any sudden awakening.

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FUNNY BONE:   I was on the street. This guy waved to me, and he came up to me and said, “I’m sorry, I thought you were someone else.” And I said, “I am.”

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday June 2, 2014

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IN THE NEWS:PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD TAKE IODIDE SUPPLEMENT; DOCS SAY Pregnant women should take an iodide-containing supplement to protect the brain development of their babies, according to the leading U.S. group of pediatricians. Iodine, which the body can get from iodide, is needed to make the thyroid hormones that are required for children’s brain development before and after birth. “Women who are childbearing age need to pay attention to this topic as well, because about half of the pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned,” Dr. Jerome Paulson said. “Women in the early part of the pregnancy may not realize they’re pregnant.”

WELLNESS: TOXINS IN THE ENVIRONMENT MAY ACCELERATE AGING, STUDY FINDS Avoiding environmental toxins may be the key to preserving your youth, according to new research. Just as exposure to carcinogens increases a person’s risk for cancer, experts now believe a class of environmental toxins – known as gerontogens – may put people at an increased risk for accelerated aging. Toxins present in cigarette smoke, UV rays and chemotherapy are all suspected gerontogens – capable of accelerating the rate at which a person ages. “Genetic studies have taught us only 30 percent of aging is genetic, meaning the other 70 percent comes from the environment,” study author Dr. Norman Sharpless, director of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina.

CONDITION OF THE WEEK:Prospective Case Series on the Effects of Lumbosacral Manipulation on Dysmenorrhea (Painful periods) Over a 4-week period, 16 females were screened for symptoms of primary dysmenorrhea and motion restrictions of the lumbosacral spine. Thirteen subjects were enrolled into the study. Using the 95% confidence interval (CI) as an estimate, clinically meaningful changes (<5) in general abdominal pain and lower back pain were evident for most patients during the treatment phase, whereas for lower abdominal pain, the improvements were subject and cycle dependent. This prospective case series suggests the possibility that menstrual pain associated with primary dysmenorrhea may be alleviated by treating motion segment restrictions of the lumbosacral spine with a drop table technique.

 

FUNNY BONE:A group of scientists have started attaching sensors to sharks to help predict hurricane intensity. They’re hoping the information they gather will save enough lives to offset the number of lives lost attaching sensors to sharks.