WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE

Week of: Monday Oct. 14, 2019

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

(918) 663-1111

IN THE NEWS: Computer Kidney Sheds Light On Proper Hydration A new computer kidney developed at the University of Waterloo could tell researchers more about the impacts of medicines taken by people who don’t drink enough water. In a recent study, Waterloo researchers found that the elderly, people with impaired kidney function and those taking a combination of certain drugs need to be extra mindful of their water intake. “People who have high blood pressure are typically given a water pill, so they pee a lot to lower their blood volume and in so doing lower their blood pressure,” said Anita Layton, professor of Applied Mathematics, Pharmacy and Biology at Waterloo. “These patients are frequently also given another drug that targets a hormonal system which will affect the kidney as well. “A lot of people are on these two drugs, and they will be fine. But one day they might have a headache and take an aspirin, and the three of these drugs together can hurt your kidneys.” Layton’s model found that unless a patient is properly hydrated, taking the two blood pressure drugs and an aspirin concurrently could cause acute kidney injury. The injury happens when there is an insufficient water balance, which can lead to concentrated urine from a build-up of waste in the body. NOTE: your fluid needs are based on your body weight. Half your body weight is your cleansing dose and 80% of that is your minimum dose. A 100-pound person should drink between 50 (one half of 100) and 40 (80% to 50) ounces of fluids every day. Drink clean filtered water.

CHIROPRACTIC: American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has announced a national health care observance–October is National Chiropractic Month  

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITH A HEALTH PROBLEM OR IN PAIN? INVITE YOUR FAMILY OR FRIENDS TO THE PARTY

Who do you know who is hurting? Who do you know that you have been trying to get started at Keefe Clinic? Now is the time to get your spouse or child started on the road to good health.

Complimentary  DIAGNOSTIC WORK UP DURING OCTOBER Complimentary initial exam and one X-ray. Tell someone today

WELLNESS: Let’s all be grateful Gratitude has a long tradition within world religions, where it is viewed as a virtue that leads to a good life. One simple and proven way of cultivating gratitude is to keep a gratitude journal, in which you document the things you’re thankful for each day. From a psychological perspective, the practice of gratitude has been shown to increase happiness and life satisfaction, lower stress, increase your perceived level of social support, improve emotional resiliency and reduce depression. Biologically, gratitude reduces pain and lowers inflammation, improves your heart rate variability and lowers your risk for heart disease, and improves sleep and general health by encouraging self-care. Studies have also shown gratitude can have a beneficial impact on other areas of your life as well — boosting productivity, reducing materialism and increasing generosity, for example, all of which can improve your general happiness.

FUNNY BONE: A young boy enters a barbershop… And the barber whispers to his customer, “This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you.” The barber puts a dollar in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls a boy over and asked, “Which do you want, son?” The boy takes quarters and leaves. “What did I tell you?” Said the barber. “That kid never learns!” Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store. “Hey, son! May I ask you a question? Why did you take the quarters instead of the dollar bill?” The boy licked his count and replied, “because the day I take the dollar, the game is over!”@@This morning on the way to work I wasn’t really paying attention and I drove into the back of a car at some traffic lights. The driver got out and it turned out he was a dwarf. He said, “I’m not happy.” I said, “Well, which one are you then?”@@A dog walked into the telegram office one day. He took out a blank form and wrote on it: “Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof.” Then he handed it to the clerk. The clerk examined the paper and said to the dog, “You know there are only nine words here? You could send another ‘Woof’ for the same price.” The dog replied, “But that would make no sense at all!”

WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE

Week of: Monday Oct. 7, 2019

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

(918) 663-1111

CHIROPRACTIC:     American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has announced a national health care observance

October is

National Chiropractic Month

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITH A HEALTH PROBLEM OR IN PAIN?

INVITE YOUR FAMILY OR FRIENDS TO THE PARTY

Who do you know who is hurting? Who do you know that you have been trying to get started at Keefe Clinic?

Now is the time to get your spouse, or child started on the road to good health.

Complimentary

DIAGNOSTIC WORK UP DURING OCTOBER

Complimentary initial exam and one X-ray.

Tell someone today

WELLNESS: Zantac Is Being Pulled Off Shelves Because Of Cancer Concerns If you ever buy heartburn medication at the drugstore, you might notice there are less options on the shelf now. Though the FDA hasn’t advised people to stop taking these drugs, popular drugstores like Walgreens, Rite Aid, and CVS are pulling Zantac off their shelves because of concerns over possible ingredients that could cause cancer. Though more information is needed, there are a few things you should know before you start cleaning out your medicine cabinet. The over-the-counter medication, which is used for heartburn and acid reflux, is a brand of ranitidine, a drug that’s often used to curb the amount of acid your stomach produces. Because there are possible links between NDMA (which was found in the drug in trace amounts) and cancer, the FDA has decided to take a closer look into it. However, the agency has not recalled ranitidine or recommended that patients stop using it. Although a lot of the details are fuzzy right now, you can return certain ranitidine products if you feel uncomfortable taking them. CVS has made it so its customers can return the medication and even receive a refund for it, according to CNN. And if you still need to find relief for heartburn or acid reflux and would prefer to take a different medication, you can always talk to your doctor about the safe alternatives that are available, at least until the FDA comes to a conclusion.

IN THE NEWS: Slash your risk of cancer by eating medicinal mushrooms Medicinal mushrooms are considered an important part of traditional diets around the world, adding a subtle flavor to a variety of dishes. However, more recently, scientists have uncovered the many healing aspects such as, an excellent source of antioxidants, prebiotics plus a wide variety of antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating agents. Why does this matter?  Well, with cancer being one of the leading causes of death on a global scale, current anti-cancer drugs do a poor job (at best) in helping the body to avoid dis-ease.  This is exactly why more and more research is being done to discover the potential benefits of mushrooms, especially in terms of reducing the risk of cancer cell growth. In fact, a new study shows that mushrooms can help to reduce the risk of cancer – when they’re consumed regularly. Cordyceps naturally stimulate the immune system, help increase the body’s level of cancer-killing cells, and play a part in cancer prevention. However, other types of mushrooms offer healing benefits as well. Shitake mushrooms help lower cholesterol and boost immune function. Portobello, crimini, maitake, and enoki mushrooms have all been linked to cancer prevention and boosting immune function.

FUNNY BONES: “Visit me for three days a week at $300 a visit, and you’ll be cured,” the psychiatrist assures him. The price tag is a little rich for the patient, so he says he’ll think about it.Six months later, the two meet on the street. “Why didn’t you come to see me about those fears you were having?” asks the psychiatrist. “Because a bartender cured me for only $10.”“How?”“He told me to cut the legs off the bed.”@@ A rancher was persuaded to cross-breed his cattle with hyenas. It was a disaster. The offspring were the laughing stock of the community!@@ “Doctor, I keep seeing an insect buzzing around me.” “Don’t worry; that’s just a bug that’s going around.”@@ How do trees get online? They log in.@@ What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear.@@ A priest, a rabbi and a vicar walk into a bar. The barman says, ”Is this some kind of joke?”@@  A three-legged dog walks into a saloon in the Old West. He slides up to the bar and announces: ”I’m looking for the man who shot my paw.”