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The Study: The influence of pelvic adjustment on the posture of female university students

The Facts:

  1.  The authors noted that asymmetry in posture is associated with degenerative changes in the spine, hip, knee and ankle.
  2. The subjects were a group of female university students who did not suffer from pain in the pelvis.
  3. The subject’s postures were evaluated.
  4. They used 30 subjects and they were divided into two groups.
  5. One group received an adjustment and the other group which they called the control did a session of stretching.
  6. The adjustment was a prone adjustment “in keeping with Gonstead’s theory” and it appears from the paper that a single adjustment session consisting of an adjustment to the posterior inferior innominate and an adjustment to the anterior superior innominate was performed on the subjects that were in the adjustment group.
  7. It also appears that the stretching group did one session of stretching.
  8. “The adjustment group obtained significant results in TIM (Trunk imbalance), PPO (Pelvic Position), PTO (Pelvic Torsion) and PSA (Position of Scapulae) while the control group obtained no significant results for any items.” Parentheses ours.

 Take Home:

Pelvic adjustment appears to have the ability to change posture.

WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Jan. 23, 2017

 

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IN THE NEWS:  DID YOU KNOW? Doctors used to think that if they drained a sick person’s blood it would purge the “evil” infection or disease right out of the body, but all that did was make the ill person much weaker, unable to fight off whatever was invading their body, and the patient was then highly likely to lose the battle for life, and in less time. Research using polls and questionnaires continue to show that 3 of every 4 doctors and scientists would refuse chemotherapy for themselves due to its devastating effects on the entire body and the immune system, and because of its extremely low success rate. On top of that, only 2 to 4% of all cancers even respond to chemotherapy or prove to be “life extending,” yet it is prescribed across the board for just about every kind of cancer.

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WELLNESS: Oil of oregano fights harmful bacteria, cancer  A new report out of the University of Arizona (UofA) says that oil of oregano is a powerful nutrient for fighting harmful bacteria and preventing cancer. Sadhana Ravishankar, a food microbiologist at UofA, discovered that carvacrol, a phenol of oregano oil, exhibits powerful antioxidant and antimicrobial activity, not only when consumed but also when applied to foods. Published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the findings have immense implications for food safety, as oregano oil could be applied to various food preparations to ward off the formation of dangerous microbes and other contaminants that threaten human health. Rather than resort to irradiation, chemicals or other unnatural interventions, oregano oil just might be a viable, natural alternative.

 

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CHIROPRACTIC:  AUTISM AND CHIROPRACTIC A recent case study reported in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research suggests that chiropractic adjustments can help reverse and prevent autism and issues related to the autism spectrum. The patient was an adopted three-year-old girl who was born at 28 weeks weighing 2 pounds, 5 ounces by a woman who had a history of prior drug abuse. After two years of abnormal behavior and receiving multiple “autism” diagnoses from medical doctors, her parents decided to take her in for a thorough developmental evaluation. Five critical items were failed: social/emotional, communication, cognitive, adaptive/self-help and sensory. Subluxation-based specific chiropractic care was performed on the patient, which resulted in complete resolution of her headaches, acid reflux, vomiting and sleeplessness within one month. Significant improvements in autism-related issues were also noted, including calm behavior, increased eye contact, happier demeanor, improved attitude, increased focus and attention, and an initiation to sound out words. The study reports that the girl continues to progress as evidenced by a significantly increased vocabulary, continued improvement in attention and focus, and complete lack of epileptic episodes.

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Jan. 16, 2017

 

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IN THE NEWS: YOUR APPENDIX MAY NOT BE USELESS AFTER ALL Species who have an appendix tend to have higher concentrations of lymphoid tissue in their cecum, a pouch that connects the small and large intestine. This type of tissue can play a role in immunity, and can also stimulate growth of healthy gut bacteria. So it makes sense, Smith says, that the appendix actually serves as a “safe house” for these beneficial bugs. This study isn’t the first to suggest that the appendix may play this type of role. The “safe house” idea was first raised by a 2007 study, which inspired Smith to question whether the appendix had a function in humans and other mammals—a theory that now appears quite likely. NOTE: chiropractic can help you keep all your organs functioning better. You do not have spare organs, chiropractic and nutritional therapy can help enhance the health of each of your organs.

 

WELLNESS: WHY DO SOME DRUG DEALERS GET OFF SCOT-FREE? Over the past five years, drug overdose deaths have risen by 33 percent. In 2015, 27 million Americans used illegal drugs and/or misused prescription drugs. Fifteen percent of seniors on Medicare are prescribed an opioid upon discharge following an acute hospitalization and 42 percent of them are still taking it three months later, suggesting addiction may be an issue. Heroin was the deadliest drug in the U.S. in 2014 but fentanyl use is rising the fastest, with overdose deaths doubling between 2013 and 2014. Fentanyl now outpaces heroin as the deadliest drug on Long Island, New York. NOTE: The type of healthcare you choose could mean the difference between life and death. Chiropractic has had a simple axiom: chiropractic 1st, drugs 2nd and surgery last. Studies have shown that those who start with chiropractic rarely need drugs or surgery. You never know if the next prescription is going change your life forever for the worse. Medical doctors don’t mean to the damage people with the prescriptions they give but unfortunately drugs are very dangerous with over 2000 people dying each week from prescriptions they receive from their doctor, and we are not talking about the many more that get addicted and are injured or die from their addiction.

 

CHIROPRACTIC: A SENSE OF WELL-BEING years ago in a study with chiropractic and addiction chiropractic was not only found to be beneficial in overcoming addictions but understanding of how chiropractic helped became known. They discovered that patients undergoing chiropractic adjustments have a cascade of chemical reactions within the nervous system that has a net effect of increasing a person’s sense of well-being. Patients who suffer from an imbalance with certain neurotransmitters can notice this in a greater degree than the average patient. We can conclude that one reason people have addictive nature’s is that they have brain chemistry issues that give rise to anxiety, depression, hopelessness and a sense of unease which they have found helped by chemicals like drugs or alcohol. By raising these body chemicals through chiropractic and nutritional therapy many people have been able to overcome their addictions.

 

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Jan. 9, 2017

 

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DIET: Foods that trigger headaches For many headache and migraine sufferers, certain foods can act as triggers. Grapes are low in calories and rich in vitamin C and fiber, so they are a nutritional snack. But they also contain a substance called tyramine, a naturally occurring amino acid that forms from the breakdown of protein in food as it ages. Tyramine can cause your blood pressure to rise, which can trigger headaches in some people. If you experience this reaction, you may want to avoid other trigger foods, such as: • Smoked or cured meats• Aged cheeses• Citrus fruits• Sauerkraut• Soy sauce• Red wine • And certain beers. Research shows that tyramine in grapes can have a negative effect on certain antidepressants called MAOIs.  Patients taking these medications should talk to their doctor about their diet. Keeping a food diary to see if you may be sensitive to tyramine-rich foods could also help. The bottom line: Learn what your triggers are – so that you can avoid them.

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IN THE NEWS: Common Sense Medical Approaches are on the Rise Overall, 34 percent of US adults used a complementary health approach in 2012. Non-vitamin, non-mineral dietary supplements was the most common alternative approach used, with fish oil ranking top on this list. Other commonly used approaches include deep-breathing exercises, yoga, tai chi and qi gong, and chiropractic.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: Heart disease is a condition that is best treated through natural methods. Studies show that most medical approaches don’t extend life as much is reports would indicate. Balloons, stents and bypass surgery come with several complications. Chiropractic adjustments help balance the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system which is crucial to heart health. Targeted nutrients to the blood vessels that surround the heart can cause dramatic improvement in short periods of time. Following your body type diet with emphasis on anti-inflammatory foods and balancing the body’s pH can take a surgical heart condition and turn it into a healthy heart in the matter of weeks.

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Jan. 3, 2017

 

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 IN THE NEWS: Type II diabetes is a growing epidemic how much sugar do you eat each day?

Snickers bar (52.7 grams) – 6.75 teaspoons of sugar, Milk chocolate bar (44 grams) – 5.75 teaspoons, Milky Way bar (58 grams) – 8.75 teaspoons, 3 Musketeers bar (60 grams) – 10 teaspoons, Coca-Cola (one can) – 8.25 teaspoons, Pepsi cola (one can) – 8.75 teaspoons, Mountain Dew (one can) – 11.5 teaspoons, Cheerios – 1 teaspoon, Corn Flakes – 2.4 teaspoons, Shredded Wheat – 0.1 teaspoons, Cocoa Krispies – 9.75 teaspoons, Froot Loops – 10.5 teaspoons, Raisin Bran – 7.75 teaspoons, Chocolate mousse (1 medium portion) – 3 teaspoons, Donut (1 jam doughnut) – 3.5 teaspoons, Fruit pie (1 medium portion) – 3.5 teaspoons, Fruitcake (1 medium slice) – 5 teaspoons. “While cereal companies have made small improvements to the nutrition of their child-targeted cereals, these cereals are still far worse than the products they market to adults. They have 56 percent more sugar, half as much fiber, and 50 percent more sodium. The companies know how to make a range of good-tasting cereals that aren’t loaded with sugar and salt. Why can’t they help parents out and market these directly to children instead?” Eat real food to stay healthy.

WELLNESS: A Glass of This Vegetable Juice Causes Your Blood Pressure to Drop Within Hours Raw beet juice has been shown to lower blood pressure thanks to naturally-occurring nitrates that are converted into nitric oxide in your body. Nitric oxide helps relax and dilate blood vessels, improving blood flow. Beet juice can also boost stamina during exercise by as much as 16 percent, and has been shown to improve muscle capacity in people with heart failure by 13 percent. Fermenting your beets gives you all the health-boosting benefits of raw beets — which are made even more bioavailable through fermentation — plus the beneficial bacteria and enzymes that result from fermentation.

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CHIROPRACTIC: Natural healthcare versus drug therapy How many drugs does it take to cure arthritis, diabetes, heart disease or even a headache? The most drugs can do in these conditions is to relieve some of the symptoms. Science has confirmed that lifestyle issues are the number one cause of disease and those factors include diet, exercise, smoking, and injuries/subluxations among others. The longer you hold off treating the cause of your disease you just gives that disease time to get worse. Painkillers for arthritis don’t stop the developing arthritis plus time is a friend of disease, any disease. Chiropractic and natural healthcare work at the level of causes not symptoms. For instance let’s take headaches, there can be different causes for headaches but the reason that research shows chiropractic is the most effective treatment on the planet for most headaches is that most headaches come from nerve pressure in the neck. How many aspirin does it take to move a vertebra that’s out of place in your upper neck back into place? Of course aspirin can’t do that. Chiropractic works with establishing proper communication between your organs and glands and the master control system of the body the brain and spinal cord. This communication reestablishes normal function and normal function is the key to good health. When you add proper diet, exercise, rest and relaxation and a positive mental and spiritual attitude you develop the soil for good health. Do you know someone who suffers from a chronic disease? Have you told him about chiropractic?

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