WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Feb. 29, 2016

 

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IN THE NEWS: EVIDENCE ON TALC CANCER RISK DIFFERS FOR JURORS, RESEARCHERS CHICAGO –  A U.S. jury verdict linking regular use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder to a woman’s death from ovarian cancer has spurred new concern from consumers, but scientists say the evidence of real danger is inconclusive at best. Talcum powders are made of talc, a mineral comprised of bits of magnesium, silicon and oxygen that absorbs moisture. In its natural form, some talc contains asbestos, a known carcinogen. But all commercial products sold in the United States have been asbestos-free since the 1970s. Most of the concern has focused on whether long-term exposure to talc fibers might cause lung cancer among talc miners, and whether women who routinely applied talcum powder on their genitals had an increased risk of ovarian cancer, according to the American Cancer Society’s website. Studies in talc miners exposed to talc containing asbestos have been mixed, but there is no increased lung cancer risk from asbestos-free talc products, the group says.

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WELLNESS: SIGHING IS ACTUALLY BENEFICIAL Your body sighs spontaneously every few minutes as a way to re-inflate your alveoli, the tiny sacs in your lungs. A sigh brings in twice the volume of air, which is the only way to pop open collapsed alveoli, which are the points where oxygen enters your bloodstream and carbon dioxide is removed. Frequent sighing is a sign of dysfunctional breathing, and relearning proper breathing may benefit your health.

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CHIROPRACTIC: DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS The nervous system controls digestive function from several different regions. Several studies have demonstrated the power of chiropractic adjustments restoring optimal function in individuals with digestive disturbances. In a published case study, a young woman had been afflicted with IBS symptoms once or twice a week for 5 years. After one adjustment she noticed an easing of symptoms and within a short time all her digestive problems disappeared. When the report was published 2 years later she was still symptom free. A 2008 study demonstrated how effective chiropractic care is for infants with digestive disturbances. Researchers chose three infants who were experiencing infrequent bowel movements from once a week to once every 3 or 4 days. Parents of these infants had tried several different laxatives and other procedures recommended by their medical staff. They had also followed specific dietary changes and the use of cod liver oil and mineral oil without any results. Do you know someone suffering from digestive problems, tell them about chiropractic.

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FUNNY BONE: People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.@@ Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.@@ We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.@@ Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.@@ How many people here have telekenetic powers? Raise my hand.

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Feb. 22, 2016

 

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IN THE NEWS: PROPAGANDA MACHINE TAKES AIM AT ZIKA VIRUS Zika virus is 22being blamed for increasing rates of microcephaly in Brazil, a condition in which babies are born with unusually small heads. Of the more than 4780 reported cases, only 404 infants have been confirmed as having microcephaly, and only 17 tested positive for Zika virus. Far more likely culprits contributing to microcephaly increases among infants born in Brazil are lack of sanitation, widespread vitamin A and zinc deficiency, environmental pollution, toxic pesticide exposures, and Tdap vaccination now mandated for all pregnant women.

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WELLNESS: INVESTIGATION REVEALS FIRST COMMERCIALIZED GMO MAIZE WAS TOXIC TO FARM ANIMALS Bt176, the first GMO corn to be commercialized for animal feed back in 1995, has been found to be toxic to cows over the long-term. When GMO content in the feed reached 40 percent, mortality peaked at 10 percent. GMO-fed cows suffered liver disease, kidney dysfunction, mucosa problems, irregular heart function, mammary gland breaks, fatigue, impaired fertility, and other health problems. Bt toxin has been detected in women and babies, and in vitro experiments show Bt toxin produced by these plants affects human cells, both alone and in combination with glyphosate-based herbicide residues.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: VISCERAL SOMATIC REFLEX The bases of chiropractic care is that the nervous system regulates and controls every organ, part and system of the body. It regulates your body’s immune reaction to its environment, it regulates a complex digestive system, reproductive system etc. the nervous system incorporates the hormonal system as a way of getting certain jobs done with the least amount of energy expenditure. But the nervous system is a two-way street and sometimes you will have back pain because of an organ in stress. Pressure on the nerve to an organ can cause the organ to malfunction but an organ malfunction can not only cause neck or back pain but over time can cause a vertebra to lose its alignment. It can become a vicious cycle at that point. This is why diet and nutritional therapy can be a crucial component of your health recovery. For instance men sometimes will have low back pain because of a swollen or inflamed prostate. In order to properly address this targeted nutrition to the prostate can be essential. Maintaining good health requires exercise, rest and relaxation, diet, positive mental and spiritual attitude and a healthy nervous system. Help us keep you well by following the laws of health.

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FUNNY BONE: If con is the opposite of pro, then is Congress the opposite of progress?@@ Q: What do you call a lawyer with an IQ of 100?  A: Your Honor. Q: What do you call a lawyer with an IQ of 50? A: Senator.@@ Two snowmen are standing next to each other in a yard. One says to the other, “Funny, I smell carrots too.”@@ I was very scared about going to the eye doctor to get a certain procedure done on my eyes. The doctor tried to put me at ease but to no avail. It was after he finished with my first eye that I nearly jumped out of the chair. “There there”, he said “only one eye left!”

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Feb. 15, 2016

 

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: FIBROMYALGIA FMS (fibromyalgia syndrome) is a widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder for which the cause is still unknown. Fibromyalgia means pain in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons – the soft fibrous tissues in the body. Even though there is no officially agreed-upon cause we have found with working with many fibromyalgia patients that things like viruses, thyroid problems, allergies, immune imbalances are some of the underlying issues. We have seen excellent results with patients who suffer from this condition over the years. The treatments that offer the most help are chiropractic adjustments, target immune system support, mineral therapy, supporting the stress handling systems along with detoxification and a diet balanced with your genetic makeup. If you know someone who suffers from fibromyalgia tell them about chiropractic.

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DIET: Eating soy may protect against reproductive effects of BPA Eating soy foods may help protect against reproductive effects of bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical in many plastic consumer products and lining the inside of some canned foods, according to a study of women undergoing fertility treatments. BPA is known to mimic estrogen in the body, and therefore it’s believed to disrupt conception and implantation of a fertilized egg in the womb, the researchers write in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Experiments in rodents suggest that soy, which also interacts with estrogen receptors, could offset or mitigate those effects of BPA, they add. Note: there is a lot of misinformation about soy but it’s been my experience outside of a food allergy to soy (which you could be allergic to any food) soy is a nice protective and balancing food for the hormonal system also flax has a similar effect.

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IN THE NEWS: Cell phones and risk of brain tumors (CNN)The city of Berkeley, California, passed a law that goes into effect next month requiring cell phone stores to inform customers about safety recommendations. The move reopened a decades-old debate about whether mobile phones cause brain tumors. Note: this is a controversial issue that will stay that way because not everybody shares equal sensitivity to the radiation from a cell phone. Because that’s the case studies will be “inconclusive” yet a good percent of the population are susceptible to damage from cell phone radiation. Kids with developing brain are going to be more susceptible and there is strong evidence with tumors growing on the side they hold their phones up to. You might want to ask on your next visit to have your cell phone tested for sensitivity, there are protective measures you can take. Companies supply phone cases that can block the radiation as well as using ear pieces can substantially reduce exposure. The best protection is blue tube headsets which keep all electronics below the head.

FUNNY BONE: My doctor took one look at my gut and refused to believe that I work out. So I listed the exercises I do every day: jump to conclusions, climb the walls, drag my heels, push my luck, make mountains out of molehills, bend over backward, run around in circles, put my foot in my mouth, go over the edge, and beat around the bush.

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Feb. 8, 2016

 

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DIET: SUGAR MAY INCREASE BREAST, LUNG CANCER RISK, STUDY FINDS Table sugar may increase the risk of breast cancer, according to a new animal study from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Previous research has drawn a link between higher sugar intake and breast cancer development, suggesting inflammation as a source, but the current study instead looked at the role of sugar in mammary gland tumor development. The study found that at six months of age, 30 percent of mice on a starch-control diet had measurable tumors, while 60 to 58 percent of mice on sucrose-enriched diets developed mammary tumors. Study authors said moderate sugar consumption is critical, as the per capita consumption of sugar in the United States is more than 100 pounds per year, and increased consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is a significant contributor to the worldwide epidemics of obesity, heart disease and cancer.

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IN THE NEWS: STUDY MAY REVEAL WHY SOME PEOPLE LIVE TO 100 A new study suggests that centenarians have fewer genes linked to major illnesses.  Science may be closer to figuring out why some people live so darn long. Researchers studying 1,800 people over the age of 100 and another 5,400 over the age of 90 discovered four genes linked to their longevity, Live Science reports. In short, centenarians seem to have fewer genes connected to major diseases, according to Time. “It seems intuitively obvious that avoiding disease is part of the strategy of becoming a centenarian,” Time quotes Kim as saying. But he notes that conclusion goes against “really strong dogma in the field.” Most researchers tend to believe undiscovered anti-aging genes are responsible, but Kim posits it could be much simpler: Centenarians may just get fewer diseases.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: Heart disease With the death rate from heart problems so high and the number of Americans suffering with heart related disease, we need to look at our approach to heart health. Fortunately, we are slowly evolving from an era where a headache has been treated as an aspirin deficiency into an era of molecular or nutritional medicine, where we can now find the biochemical defects (missing nutrients) that predispose people to many symptoms. With heart disease it is been found that inflammation is the number one cause. Besides assuring you have normal nerve supply to your heart with proper chiropractic care diet is your best defense against heart disease. The scary thing is heart drugs can make the underlying problem worse in most cases. Your best serve by following simple rules a diet balance to your body type including anti-inflammatory foods, the proper type and dose of magnesium, targeted nutrition to repair the damage to the arteries, proper stress management and some form of regular exercise. Under the correct program you can see symptom improvement within a matter of days or weeks.

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FUNNY BONE: For Martin Luther King Day, I asked my fifth graders how they’d make the world a better place. One said, “I’d make potato skins a main dish rather than an appetizer.”

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Feb. 1, 2016

 

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IN THE NEWS: Patient brain dead, 5 others injured after French drug trial disaster One person has been left brain dead and five others are in serious condition after taking part in a clinical trial in France of an experimental painkiller made by Portuguese drug company Bial, the French Health Ministry said on Friday. Four of the six men hospitalized have “neurological problems”– of which three could have “irreversible” brain damage, CHU de Rennes hospital chief neurosurgeon Gilles Edan said Friday at a press conference. Another man is being kept in the hospital, but is in a less critical condition. NOTE: Over 2000 people a week die from prescription drugs. Most of those are from painkillers, this news report just confirms this class of drugs is very dangerous. Covering pain up with drugs is not appropriate healthcare. Fix the underlying problem and the pain will go away. Tell your friends about chiropractic.

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WELLNESS: How Your Mitochondria Influence Your Health Mitochondria are tiny inclusions in your cell, originally thought to be derived from bacteria. Most cells have several thousand of them comprising 15 to 50 percent of the cell volume. They’re the source of over 90 percent of your body’s energy. Your mitochondria have enormous potential to influence your health, specifically cancer, and optimizing mitochondrial metabolism may be at the core of effective cancer treatment. Important nutrients and co-factors for mitochondrial function include all B vitamins, magnesium, omega-3 fat, CoQ10, acetyl L-carnitine, D-ribose, and alpha-lipoic acid. Exercise is also important for mitochondrial health and function.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: CRICK IN THE NECK can be caused by a joint problem, particularly the facet joints, which are two small joints in the vertebrae surrounding the neck. When the ligaments around these joints are strained, the muscles around them go into spasm, causing pain and discomfort. This can produce but usually just aggravates an existing subluxation. Proper sleep techniques are important in keeping your neck healthy. The nerves from your neck regulate and control structures within the skull, throat and across the shoulders to your fingertips. If you receive regular chiropractic adjustments you’re less likely to suffer from this condition. With that said if you sleep in an awkward position long enough you can initiate alignment issues with corresponding muscle spasms and the classic crick in the neck. Chiropractic adjustments, traction, mineral therapy, natural pain lotion, massage and moist heat can all be helpful. Aligning the joint properly is essential to prevent reoccurrence. Chiropractic is the best treatment on the planet neck pain.

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FUNNY BONES:  A man is sitting at the bar staring at his drink. A menacing biker walks up to him grabs his drink and downs it in one gulp. He slams the glass down in front of the man saying, “Yeah, what are you going to do about it?” The man breaks down in tears saying this is the worst day of his whole life. He says, “I got to a meeting late today and my boss fires me. I go to the parking lot and find my car stolen and I have no insurance. I take a cab home and leave my wallet in the cab. I get home and find my wife with another man and my dog bites me. So I decide to come here and end it all. I open the capsule and dump the contents into my drink. As I’m watching the poison dissolve you come and drink it in one gulp. But enough about me, tell me about your day.

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