WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Nov. 24, 2014

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IN THE NEWS: WHEN IS A HEALTH FOOD NOT A HEALTH FOOD Most commercial yogurts are chock-full of sugar, processed fructose (high fructose corn syrup), and/or artificial sweeteners and flavors, which nourish disease causing microbes in your gut. Healthy microbes are not only important for optimal digestion of food and absorption of nutrients, these bacteria also help your body produce vitamins, absorb minerals, and even aid in the elimination of toxins. Recent research suggests yogurt containing Lactobacillus rhamenosus can help protect children and pregnant women against heavy metal poisoning. Your absolute best bet, when it comes to yogurt, is to make your own using a starter culture and raw, organic grass fed milk. However, there are high-quality USDA 100% organic yogurts on the market. READ LABELS!

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WELLNESS: BLACK SALVE AND BREAST CANCER The use of black salve is sometimes referred to as botanical surgery because of this extraordinary ability to purge solid tumors and skin cancers from the body. Black salve is a thick paste which is made from various Native American herbs, with the main herbal component being bloodroot. The salve is used by applying a small amount over the area of diagnosed or suspected malignancy, which then triggers an immune system response to the neoplastic (cancerous) tissue as the cancer finally is recognized by the immune system. Although it is possible that healthy tissue may also become reddened and irritated when the black salve is applied, it is only cancerous tissue that will form an eschar (piece of dead tissue that is cast off from the surface of the skin). Once recognized, the immune system forces the body to expel the tumor by bringing it to the surface until this completely emerges and detaches itself from the skin (this is the eschar). For more information and videos Google black salve. http://youtu.be/_GOoB-C6EPE

 

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: COLDS AND FLUES since research studies have shown the flu shot to be mostly ineffective and dangerous what is one to do to prevent colds and flues? Regular chiropractic adjustments increase a person’s immunity by 200% so that should be step one. When the heaters come on in the wintertime and the air dries out so does your mucous membranes in your sinuses and lungs. Keeping the humidity above 40% step two. Nutrients like A&D and vitamin C will improve immunity. Exercise, sleep and detoxification rounds out the perfect defense against colds and flues. As Smokey the Bear has said: only you can prevent colds and flues, take care of yourself this winter.

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BREAST CANCER

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When we’re talking about breast cancer we want to look at basic issues that can adversely affect the breast. One of those is a bra that is not fitted properly and is too tight studies have shown this can lead to more breast disease, also bra with wire support have been suspected as well. The breast, due to granular activity have a lot of turnover and so lymph drainage is important which is enhanced by exercise, particularly arm exercises and plenty of fluids.

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Fluid needs are based on body weight, one half of your body weight in ounces is considered a cleansing dose of fluids 80% of that is considered the minimum dose. For a 100 pound person that would be 50 ounces as cleansing and 40 as minimum. Estrogen balance is crucial because a high estrogen to progesterone ratio can promote breast cancer and other breast disease. A high-fiber diet can help control estrogen by improving the elimination of estrogen after it has been conjugated by the liver and dumped out through the bile into the colon. If you’re constipated and thus have a longer than normal route time for things to move to the colon then the bacteria in the colon will release the estrogen back into the system causing an excess estrogen affect. Flax powder and soy products have a modulating effect on estrogen. Soy has gotten a bad name due to these substances within soy that have an estrogen or hormonal effect on a cell. But this effect is said to be 40 to 50% less potent than estrogen produced by the body. So it has a buffering effect on the cells and thus a protective effect. Again these substances are found in both soy and flax powder.

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When we talk about cancer it’s important to understand that cancer develops in a Pro inflammatory chemistry. One way to reduce inflammation is to eat a diet based on your body type. In most of the recommendations in this publication when it comes to food recommendations it should be modified based on your body type. For instance if you have a protein body type then being a vegetarian to try to fight the cancer could be counterproductive.

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We have a list of anti-inflammatory foods that you can request. Talking about inflammation, body pH is important. And to understand body pH then evaluating urine pH will give insight on if your system is too acidic (Pro inflammatory) are two alkaline (Pro degeneration) and by requesting a food pH list you can modify your body’s pH. Because Pro inflammatory and an acid pH go together, then drinking alkaline water can be helpful. Putting lemon or lime in your water, even though the juices acid to the tongue, once it goes through the digestive process it has a strong alkaline effect on the body. Two lemons or three small limes per quart of water is a good pH balancing drink if your system is too acidic. Urine pH should be 6.4.

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Black salve appears to be a great alternative to more radical surgical approaches and you can view several YouTube videos by just googling it.

Below you’ll find dietary recommendations to help improve your immune system and biochemistry to enhance your body’s defenses against cancer.

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A plant-based diet. A recent study suggests that women who eat lots of fruit, veggies and legumes, and little red meat, salt and processed carbohydrates may lower their odds of developing estrogen-receptor negative breast cancer, which accounts for about a quarter of all breast cancers. And a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that the likelihood of the cancer was 20 percent less when women followed such a diet.

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Red, yellow and orange fruits and veggies. In December, researchers at Harvard Medical School said that women with higher levels of carotenoids, or nutrients found in fruits and veggies, have a lower risk of breast cancer, especially cancers that are more difficult to treat and have a poorer prognosis. Smart choices include carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, red peppers and winter squash. The study was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

  1.  Consuming walnuts slowed the development and growth of breast cancer tumors in mice, according to a study published in 2011 in Nutrition and Cancer. Study author Elaine Hardman, a professor at Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, looked at the effect of a diet containing the human equivalent of 2 ounces of walnuts a day (25 to 30 walnut halves). After 34 days, mice that ate walnuts had less than half the rate of breast cancer as a control group on the same diet minus the walnuts. The number and size of tumors also were significantly smaller for the walnut group. The study authors speculate that walnuts’ anti-inflammatory properties are the reason.
  2. Cutting back on alcohol. Even a moderate amount of alcohol is “clearly linked” to an increased risk of breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Compared with non-drinkers, women who have two to five drinks a day are at least 50 percent likelier to develop the disease. If you have to drink, stick to a glass of wine (5 ounces), a shot of liquor (1.5 ounces) or a bottle of beer (12 ounces) a day.

Cabbage and sauerkraut. Researchers at Michigan State University found that people who ate raw or lightly cooked cabbage and sauerkraut at least three times a week were 72 percent less likely to develop breast cancer than those who had it twice or less. High levels of glucosinolates – compounds found in cabbage – may be responsible.

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Phytochemicals are nutrients found in plants. Some phytochemicals have been studied for their cancer-fighting benefits and their ability to prevent cancer from coming back.

  • Soy. Soybeans contain phytoestrogens. These are nutrients similar to the estrogen in your body. Soybeans (also called edamame), tofu, soy milk, and miso soup contain phytoestrogens. Some researchers think they can help protect against the kind of breast cancer that depends on estrogen for its growth, but others don’t. Ask your doctor whether eating one to three servings of soy foods a day would help you. It’s possible it may interfere with hormone therapy or some other treatment.
  • Antioxidants. Many vegetables, fruits, nuts, and other foods contain antioxidants. Foods with antioxidants include broccoli, liver, and mangoes. Antioxidants protect your cells from damage. Dietitians say you should eat a balanced diet with a variety of fresh foods to get antioxidants. That’s better than taking megadoses insupplements.
  • Beta-carotene. Beta-carotene gives carrots, apricots, yams, and other vegetables and fruits their orange color. Some studies that suggest that a diet high in beta-carotene-rich foods may lower the risk of dying from breast cancer.
  • Lycopene. Lycopene is what puts the red in tomatoes and the pink in pink grapefruit. It might also help prevent recurrence of breast cancer.

Eat Your Cancer-fighting Vitamins.
12 foods to fight cancer:

One of the easiest things for a person touched by cancer to address is their diet. Here are 12 foods that can each play a role in fighting one or more steps in the multi-step cancer process.

Remember that ´good nourishment´ is a crucial weapon in the fight against cancer and any illness. Good cancer nutrition can be vital in increasing your personal odds of survival.

Remember too that natural compounds are likely to do you a lot more good than synthetic pills! So here are a few additions to your cancer diet, as a part of your own Integrated Cancer Treatment Programme.

1: Oily Fish
Fish oil will provide long chain omega-3, a powerful anti-inflammatory in the body that minimizes COX-2 and its abilities to drive localized negative hormones called eicosanoids which inflame and irritate. Omega-3 has been shown to re-lengthen telomeres, which shorten when you have cancer putting the DNA structure at risk, and reducing longevity. Oily fish also contain vitamin A, an important vitamin in the fight against cancer (herring, mackerel and salmon are top of the list). Fish oils have been linked to reduced levels of prostate, breast and colon cancer. Research shows they help prevent cachexia when having chemotherapy. You´ll also get a little vitamin D from them, another proven cancer-fighter.

2: Carrots
Along with apricots, peppers and pumpkins, they provide cancer carotenoids like beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A, when required by the body. 1 cup of carrot juice, 2 sweet potatoes, 16 dried apricots and 4 cups of red cherries will each provide 25mgs. Don´t eat them all at once – people have been known to turn a little orange! A great juice to make yourself involves carrots and apples (for quercitin) and beetroot (for anthocyanins). A real cancer fighting drink! Carotenoids are also found in natural food sources such as chlorella.

3: Red and Yellow Peppers
The top source of vitamin C in the UK – even better than oranges. Vitamin C strengthens your immune cells and neutralises toxins. Linus Pauling thought cancer patients should consume 2 to 10 gms per day. A large red pepper is 250 mgs. 200 gms raw broccoli 175 mgs. 150 gms papaya 90 mgs. An orange 65 mgs. Berries and cherries are great sources. Red and yellow peppers are also good sources of carotenoids.

4: Sunflower Seeds
High in zinc and vitamin E. Zinc helps vitamin C do its work and accelerates healing time. It is important to a healthy prostate. You need 15 to 25 mgs per day. Five tablespoons of sunflower seeds give you 10 mgs. Best are oysters, 3 are enough. Milk can block zinc absorption. Sunflower seeds will also provide a little selenium.

Pumpkin Seeds
Can be mixed with the sunflower seeds in your morning muesli. 5 tablespoons will each provide 20 mgs of vitamin E, the ultimate cancer buster, which inhibits cancer cell growth and protects immune cells from free radicals. Vitamin E boosts your immune system´s fighting abilities. The target is 300-600 mgs and is difficult to achieve without supplements. Green vegetables, soya and almonds are also good sources.

5: Brazil Nuts
Six cracked nuts will give you your daily selenium; 100 to 200 mcgs is the goal. Selenium is a very potent anti-cancer agent. Eight slices of wholemeal bread, an organic egg, or a large chicken breast will also be enough.

Tuna, onions, broccoli and tomatoes contain selenium too.

6: Mushrooms 
There´s an enormous body of research evidence now that shows how ´medicinal´ mushrooms (Shiitake, Maiitake, cordyceps etc) boost the immune system and fight cancer.  Even the button mushroom has cancer fighting ingredients. We have a great review on medicinal mushrooms

7: Tomatoes
Seven to ten helpings per week, especially cooked.

According to Harvard research 7-10 helpings a week cuts prostate symptoms by 40% and has an influence on many cancers e.g.: lung; colon; cervix; breast. Lycopene is the prime active ingredient, and 25 – 40 mgs the desired daily dose.

It is also found in strawberries, peppers, carrots and peaches, but one tin of tomato soup has 65 mgs alone. Lycopene helps reduce ´bad´ fat levels in the blood stream and is a strong antioxidant.

 

8: Egg Yolk
Along with green leafy vegetables, avocado, beans, carrots, apricots and pumpkins, egg yolk will give you folic acid.

This will help your DNA to replicate properly and protect it during radiotherapy.

400 micrograms is a recommended amount. Folate, biotin, niacin and vitamin B6 are all B vitamins that help in the cancer fight. Egg yolk, greens and whole grains are the best sources.

9: Broccoli
And other green cruciferous vegetables e.g. cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts, contain fibre which helps eliminate toxins

Moreover, the fibre is rich in galactose, which binds to damaging agents in the intestine.

Cruciferous vegetables also contain indoles, and especially indole3carbinol which, along with its metabolite DIM, modifies and diminishes aggressive oestrogen action, can modify cellular oestrogen receptor sites, and aids in fighting oestrogen-driven cancers like some breast, prostate, brain and colorectal cancers.

I3C and DIM were also found to have action in non-oestrogen driven cancers as they can also affect thep27 cancer pathway.

Finally, sulphorophane in broccoli and especially sprouting broccoli seeds helps the liver detoxify, and reduces stomach cancer tumours.

10: Garlic 
It is a truly wonderful food. It seems to act to stop the spread of cancer in a number of ways, for example by stopping blood supply forming for tumours.

Garlic has a number of active ingredients. It contains selenium, tryptophan and sulpher based active agents that attack cancer cells.

Two or three raw cloves of garlic per day will ward off more than vampires.

11: Beetroot

And cherries, aubergines, red grapes – indeed any purple coloured fruits and vegeatables. They contain anthocyanins (and sometimes also resveratrol). Anthocyanins have been shown to kill cancer cells; resveratrrol has research supporting its role in fighting certain cancers like blood and brain cancers too.

12: Pulses
Lentils, chickpeas, beans and even soya etc. are a great source of fibre and protein without the animal fat.

Pulses also contain isoflavones, phytoestrogens. People get confused about plant oestrogen. The cells of your body have oestrogen receptor sites. When one form of human oestrogen (oestradiol) binds to them, the result is havoc inside your cells. About 40 times less potent is human oestrogen oestrone and about 40 to 50 times less potent still are plant oestrogens. Now which would you rather have sitting on your receptors? Pulses also provide fibres like lignans that can help neutralise free-radicals in the gut and blood stream.

Eat pulses every two days.

BEST FOODS TO EAT

Fruit

Apple

Avocado

Black raspberries

Blackberries

Blueberries

Cactus Pear

Cantaloupe

Cherries

Clementines

Coconut

Cranberries

Currants

Grapefruit

Kiwi

Kumquat

Lemon

Lime

Lingonberry

Mandarin oranges

Mango

Nectarines

Orange

Papaya

Peach

Pears

Persimmon

Plums

Pomegranate

Pumpkin

Raspberries

Red grapes

Strawberries

Tangelos

Tangerines

Tomato

Herbs & Spices

Basil

Black pepper

Cardamom

chive

Cilantro

Cinnamon

Cloves

Curry

Galangal

Garlic

Ginger

Ginseng

Lavender

Licorice root

Mint

Nutmeg

Onion

Oregano

Parsley

Peppermint

Rosemary

Sage

Sesame seeds

Tarragon

Thyme

Turmeric

Vegetables

Artichoke

Arugula

Asparagus

Beets

Belgian endive

Bell pepper

Bok Choy

Broccoli

Brussel sprouts

Cabbage

Capers

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celery

Chard

Chicory

Chinese chives

Collard greens

Eggplant

Escarole (Categories: Endive)

Fennel

Garlic

Green beans

Kale

Kohlrabi

Lettuce

Mustard greens

Olives

Onion

Parsnips

Peas

Pumpkin

Radishes

Salsify

Scallions

Shallots

Soybean Sprouts

Spinach

String Beans

Sweet potato

Thistle

Tomato

Turnip

Watercress

Winter squash

Zucchini

Oils & Sauces & Condiments

Cocoa powder

Honey

Maple syrup

Olive oil

Olive paste

Red wine vinegar

Sesame oil

Soy sauce

Squid ink

Tomato sauce

Vanilla extract

White wine vinegar

Seafood

Anchovies

Cuttlefish

Flounder

Haddock

Halibut

Herring

Mackerel

Mussels

Oysters

Salmon

Sardines

Sea cucumber

Seaweed

Shrimp and Prawn

Squid

Squid ink

Trout

Tuna

Meat Products

Chicken dark meat

Goose (dark meat)

Turkey dark meat

Legumes & Nuts & Beans

Almonds

Broad bean

Cashews

Chestnut

Chickpeas

Edamame

Fava beans

Hazelnuts

Lentils

Lima beans

Miso

Natto

Peanuts

Pecans

Pine nuts

Pistachios

Sword jackbean

Tofu

Walnuts

Grains & Seeds & Flours

Black rice

Brown rice

Fennel seed

Flaxseed

Oats

Poppy seed

Pumpkin seed

Quinoa

Sesame seeds

Sunflower seed

Wheat

Whole grains

Beverages & Soups

Apple cider

Black tea

Carrot Juice

Cocoa powder

Coffee

Green tea

Miso

Orange juice

Red wine

Soy milk

White wine

Dairy

Hard cheese (Gouda, Jarlsberg, Emmenthal, Edam)

Yoghurt

Sweets

Chocolate

Cocoa powder

Honey

Maple syrup

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Nov. 17, 2014

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DIET: FOODS FOR STRONGER NAILS AND THICKER HAIR Whey protein

“Your hair needs protein to produce keratin, the proteins that make hair strong,” says Dr. Zeichner. Red meat is loaded with protein, and it also has another nutrient that’s important for hair and nail health: iron. Blueberries “Antioxidants help protect your body’s cells against free radical damage,” says Erin Palinski, RD Almonds Not only are almonds a good source of protein, they’re loaded with magnesium, which helps maintain healthy hair and nails. Oysters “Zinc is needed for many biological processes, including making proteins like those in your hair and nails,” explains Dr. Zeichner. Eggs are a good source of protein and contain some vitamin D, and they also have biotin. Salmon is a good source of biotin and protein, along with omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation, and promote healthy, moisturized skin. Brazil nuts Rats deficient in selenium (a trace element linked to protection against oxidative stress) have sparse hair growth, says a study in PLoS One. Just six to eight Brazil nuts meet almost 800% of your recommended daily value, according to the National Institutes of Health.

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IN THE NEWS: US heroin deaths double in link to prescription painkillers, says CDC The over-prescribing of painkillers is fuelling nearly 17,000 annual deaths from overdoses in the United States as well as a rise in heroin use, according to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday. The study found that the death rate from heroin overdoses doubled during that two-year span to from 1 to 2.1 deaths per 100,000 people, while deaths from prescription opioid drugs overdoses declined from 6 to 5.6 deaths per 100,000. “The rapid rise in heroin overdose deaths follows nearly two decades of increasing drug overdose deaths in the United States, primarily driven by (prescription painkiller) drug overdoses,” the study found.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: PAIN with the increase death rate and addiction from painkillers it’s time for Americans to wake up to the fact that drugs that just cover up pain is not the same as fixing the problem. Pharmaceutical companies focus on profit not on health. Chiropractic, acupuncture, electrotherapy and nutritional therapy can get to the root cause of pain and fix it without dangerous drugs. Tell a friend about chiropractic.

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FUNNY BONE: More “You May Be A Redneck If…” Your wedding invitations say “Same time, same place.” – You park in handicapped spaces based on your SAT score. –  You love lard sandwiches.  – Most of your prayers involve winning a sporting event. – You’ve ever caught bugs just so you could throw them at your bug zapper. – The flowers in your bridal bouquet were plastic.

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 INDIGESTIONyour digestive system is a complex miracle of activity. Stress, poor diet, toxicity and subluxations can compromise your digestive system. Chiropractic care and nutritional therapy are the most effective ways of reestablishing normal digestion. Covering up symptoms will not fix the problem. It will only allow the problem time to get worse. Tell others about chiropractic.

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DIET: HOW CHILIES CAN BE USED TO TREAT PAIN Chili peppers’ heat comes from capsaicin, a compound produced to protect them from fungal attack. When you eat a chili pepper, capsaicin binds to and activates heat receptor proteins called TRPV1, so even though you’re not actually in danger, your body thinks it’s being exposed to extreme heat. If exposed to capsaicin for long enough, your pain nerve cells will become de-sensitized to the painful stimulus. Capsaicin is available in pain-relieving creams and patches, and has shown promise for relieving shingles pain, osteoarthritis, psoriasis symptoms, and more. Capsaicin has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and has also shown some promise for cancer, weight loss, and allergy symptoms.

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IN THE NEWS: Solutions for an overactive bladder Cut down-Caffeine in coffee, tea and soda can irritate the bladder and make the urge to go stronger, so cutting back may help. Drop the pounds- If you’re overweight or obese, losing weight can significantly improve your symptoms. “As the weight goes down, the pressure on the bladder goes down,” Ramin said. Do Kegels- “Performing Kegel exercises can reduce frequent urges to urinate,” said Dr. S. Adam Ramin, a urologist and urologic surgeon at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif. and the founder and medical director of Urology Cancer Specialists in Los Angeles. So contract, hold and release, and shoot for 30 to 40 Kegels a day. Bladder retraining- You can actually condition your bladder to function properly by teaching yourself how to suppress the urge to urinate. So when you feel like you have to go, do a Kegel instead and then try to wait before going the bathroom.  Estrogen cream- Thinning of the vaginal wall as a result of a drop in estrogen during menopause can cause irritation and inflammation of the bladder. An estrogen cream can help and is safe for women, even those who have had breast cancer, because it doesn’t get absorbed into the blood stream, Ramin said.

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FUNNY BONE: If a lawyer and an IRS agent were both drowning, and you could only save one of them, would you: (1) go to lunch or (2) read the paper?

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Nov. 10, 2014

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 IN THE NEWS: Antibiotic Use Linked to Childhood ObesityChildren under the age of two who are treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics are more likely to be obese later in childhood, a study epublished in JAMA Pediatrics on September 29 reported. Children who were exposed to antibiotics — especially broad-spectrum antibiotics — as infants had an 11% greater likelihood of becoming obese sometime between the ages of two and five compared to infants who had never taken an antibiotic or who were treated with narrow-spectrum antibiotics such as penicillin and amoxicillin. Infants who took four or more antibiotics, including at least one broad-spectrum antibiotic, had a 16% greater risk of obesity later in childhood. The earlier a child began taking broad-spectrum antibiotics, the greater the risk he or she would become obese between ages three to five.

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WELLNESS: DRINKING SODA AGES YOUR IMMUNE CELLS SIMILAR TO THAT OF A DAILY SMOKING HABIT Research published in the American Journal of Public Health claims that drinking soda on a daily basis ages your immune cells to a degree similar to that of a daily smoking habit. To reach this conclusion, the researchers studied the effect of sugary sodas on human telomeres. At the very tip of each arm of the chromosome is where you’ll find the telomere. Your telomeres shorten with time because they cannot replicate completely each time the cell divides. Hence, as you get older, your telomeres get shorter and shorter.They found that people who drank more sugary soda tended to have shorter telomeres. Drinking an 8-ounce daily serving of soda corresponded to 1.9 years of additional aging, and drinking a daily 20-ounce serving was linked to 4.6 more years of aging.

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 CONDITION OF THE WEEK: FOOT PAIN can come from many different conditions. Fallen arches, bunions, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and sciatica to name a few. We are proud to offer custom orthotics (arch supports) to help establish a better balance of the foot. Most of the conditions just named can be helped if not completely corrected with a good pair of custom orthotics. Sometimes adjusting the foot or Kinesio taping can bring great belief. But foot pain could be coming from the back and the chiropractic adjustment could make all the difference in the world.

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FUNNY BONE:   Getting Old- Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it. – The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for. – Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want to people to know “why” I look this way. I’ve traveled a long way and some of the roads weren’t paved.  – How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? – When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.

 

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Chiropractic and DNA Repair

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Can regular Chiropractic care affect you on a genetic level? The answer is yes. But how?

DNA is the molecule of life. It contains our genes which make us what we are. DNA makes up our chromosomes which are held in the nucleus of our cells. DNA is very fragile and susceptible to damage from environmental stresses. It is estimated that our cells experience anywhere from 1,000 to 1,000,000 incidences of DNA damage PER DAY.

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If this DNA damage is left and not repaired, our DNA sequences cannot be read or will not be read properly. This will result in abnormal cell function or expression. Three things can the occur; senescence, which means the cells stop dividing, cell death and/or tumor growth. All three are not good things as they lead to poor health and premature aging.

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Going through life, we experience physical, chemical, and emotional stress. These stresses affect the function of the nervous system. The investigators hypothesized that these disturbances in nerve function could affect oxidative stress and DNA repair on a cellular level.

Oxidative stress, metabolically generating free radicals, is now a broadly accepted theory of how we age and develop disease. Oxidative stress results in DNA damage, and inhibits DNA repair.

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The good news is that our cells are equipped with numerous enzymes (too many to list) whose job it is to continually repair this DNA damage. This DNA repair can be measured through blood tests that measure serum Thiol levels. The serum Thiol level is an indicator of the level of DNA repair. The higher serum Thiol, the more DNA repair and the better your health and aging.

In a landmark study published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, chiropractors collaborating with researchers at the University of Lund found that chiropractic care could influence basic physiological processes affecting oxidative stress and DNA repair. These findings offer a scientific explanation for the positive health benefits reported by patients receiving chiropractic care.

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The researchers measured serum thiol levels in 25 patients under short term chiropractic care, and 21 patients under long term chiropractic care. The results were compared to those of a non-chiropractic control group of 30 subjects.

Long-term chiropractic care of two or more years was shown to re-establish a normal physiological state independent of age, sex, or nutritional supplements. Symptom-free or primary wellness subjects under chiropractic care demonstrated higher mean serum thiol levels than patients with active disease, and produced some values that were higher than normal wellness values in non-chiropractic subjects.

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Serum thiols are primary antioxidants, and serve as a measure of human health status . The test provides a surrogate estimate of DNA repair enzyme activity, which has been shown to correlate with lifespan and aging.

After you have completed corrective Chiropractic care you need Wellness care to maximize your health potentials.

 

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DON’T DIE FROM YOUR HEADACHES

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Okay so most headaches will NOT kill you but if you look to pain killers as a cover up then that’s another story. The unprecedented rise in overdose deaths in the US parallels a 300% increase since 1999 in the sale of these strong painkillers. These drugs were involved in 14,800 overdose deaths in 2008, more than cocaine and heroin combined.The misuse and abuse of prescription painkillers was responsible for more than 475,000 emergency department visits in 2009, a number that nearly doubled in just five years.

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But if the pain pills don’t kill you then there is a growing problem with addiction. It is estimated today that there are more than 4.7 million Americans dependent on prescription painkillers, which represents up to 2% of the US adult population overall, and this number continues to grow every year.

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Studies show that chiropractic care is the most effective treatment on the planet for headaches. This is an important point: when your headache feels better with drugs you have not fixed anything, you’ve just covered up the problem. When your headaches get better under chiropractic care it’s because you’re correcting the underlining condition that’s causing the headache. Even when you think it’s just tension, tension just causes the muscles in your neck to tighten bringing out the misalignment in your neck that’s the root cause of your headache. If the misalignment wasn’t there the tension would not cause the headache.

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Adjustments help with most headache sufferers. When we add nutritional support and detoxification this helps correct more complicated headache conditions like migraines, hormonal causes or digestive causes to headaches. Not all headaches are the same.

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The nice thing about chiropractic care is that at first it’s natural, then safe and effective at finding the source of the problem and correcting the source of the problem. Tell someone you care about.

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Nov.3, 2014

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

(918) 663-1111

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 IN THE NEWS: L-CARNOSINE is a naturally occurring combination of two amino acids, alanine and histidine, that was discovered in Russia in the early 1900s. Most notably, there were a series of astonishing experiments done in Australia that proved that carnosine rejuvenates cells as they approach senescence (cells dying from old age).  Increase Cell Life But in terms of cell life, the increase was an astounding 300%. The cells transferred to the carnosine medium attained a life span of 413 days, compared to just 126 to 139 days for the control cells. Strong Antioxidant It’s a great heavy-metal scavenger. Auto-Regulator L-carnosine benefits individuals through the remarkable ability to throttle down bodily processes that are in a state of excess, and to ramp up those that are under expressed. For example, carnosine thins the blood of people whose blood tends to clot too much and increases the clotting tendency in those with a low clotting index. Another example is that carnosine suppresses excess immune responses in those who have “hyper” immune systems (allergies, auto-immune disorders), whereas it stimulates the immune response in those with weakened immune systems – such as the aged. And carnosine even seems to have the ability to normalize brain wave functions.

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WELLNESS: SAMe EFFECTIVE FOR DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS A clinical trial published in August 2014 indicates that S-adenosyl methionine (SAMe) is effective in reducing the symptoms of depression in subjects with major depressive disorder (MDD). SAMe was superior to placebo from week one and was superior to escitalopram(Lexapro) during weeks two, four, and six in reducing symptoms of depression as measured by the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. A 50% reduction in the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale occurred in 45% of the SAMe group, 31% in the escitalopram group, and 26% in the placebo group.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: BRAIN FOG AND LACK OF CONCENTRATION one common cause for this condition is that the body is not detoxifying itself properly. When we talk about detoxification we’re talking about liver, kidney and colon function. Chiropractic adjustments can restore better function to these organs also cleaning up the diet and using targeted nutrition to open up the detox pathways can make a huge difference. This could also be due to a lack of sleep, and chiropractic care along with certain nutrients can improve a person’s sleep pattern. Subluxations at the base of the skull and blood sugar levels can also be a factor.

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FUNNY BONE : What’s E.T. short for? Because he’s only got little legs.—“I stand corrected,” said the man in the orthopedic shoes.—- My grandad has the heart of a lion and a life time ban from the San Diego Zoo.—I went on a once in a lifetime holiday. Never again.

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