John H. Keefe III, D.C.
IN THE NEWS: Superbugs are on track to kill 10 million people by 2050 if things don’t change—fast In November of 2015, scientists in southeastern China were combing through bacterial samples collected from hospitals in the Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces when they discovered something that would immediately grab the attention of the entire medical community. Many of the bacteria collected were carrying a new gene called MCR-1. MCR-1 produces an enzyme that makes bacteria invincible to one of the world’s most powerful antibiotics, a drug called colistin, which is only used as a last resort when all other antibiotics have failed. This is a disturbing article as I have been following this issue for over 25 years. About 25 years ago the AMA Journal was discussing the possibility of removing the right to prescribe antibiotics for most physicians simply because they were irresponsible in prescribing them. Bronchitis, colds and flu’s, cough, most sore throats, most ear infections and most sinus infections are just a few of the known cases where antibiotics are completely useless. Yet how many times have you gone to the doctor with these symptoms and received antibiotics? About 15 years ago it was estimated that 5000 people a year would die from antibiotic resistant bacterial infections, last year was 23,000. You see why this article is important.
WELLNESS: High protein ‘man’ foods that aren’t steak If you’re a “Man’s Man” you probably like steak – thick, juicy, and full of flavor. And while steak is an excellent source of protein – about 40 grams of protein in a 5-ounce serving — there are other sources of protein that will also put hair on your chest, so to speak. Salmon which provides heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids but less saturated fat. Greek yogurt 1 cup of nonfat Greek yogurt packs in 20 grams of protein. Eggs offers 7 grams of high-quality protein. Non-beef jerky turkey, pork, bison. Burritos A bean burrito made with brown rice will provide all the essential amino acids found in steak, and can easily pack in 20 grams or more of protein. Load yours up with cilantro, jalapeno, and chopped onions for tons of flavor without extra salt.
CHIROPRACTIC: WHAT TO DO ABOUT WHIPLASH Whiplash is the most common injury associated with motor vehicle accidents, affecting up to 83 percent of those involved in collisions, and is a common cause of chronic disability. The Quebec Task Force (QTF) on Whiplash Associated Disorders defines whiplash as “bony or soft tissue injuries” resulting “from rear-end or side impact, predominantly in motor vehicle accidents, and from other mishaps” as a result of “an acceleration-deceleration mechanism of energy transfer to the neck.” It is estimated that as many as four per 1,000 people may experience a whiplash-related injury and associated pain syndromes. The overall economic burden of whiplash injury, including medical care, disability and sick leave, is estimated at a staggering $3.9 billion annually in the U.S. alone. • Neck pain and stiffness, Headaches, Arm pain, Thoracic outlet symptoms, Dizziness, Lack of concentration, Degenerative arthritis in the cervical spine, Disc herinations.
FUNNY BONE: Silence is golden, unless you have kids, then silence is just plain suspicious.@@ As your best friend I’ll always pick you up when you fall, after I finish laughing.@@ Please God, let me prove that winning the lottery won’t spoil me.
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