WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE

Week of: Monday Oct. 28 , 2019

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

(918) 663-1111

Dr. Keefe, Keefe Clinic. Tulsa Chiropractor, pain, natural health care.

IN THE NEWS: Cancer and the New Biology of Water  In “Cancer and the New Biology of Water,” Dr. Thomas Cowan explains why cancer is not a problem of oncogenes (a gene which in certain circumstances can transform a cell into a tumor cell) but rather a problem involving the cytoplasm — the structured water — of the cell. Mitochondrial defects are an integral part of the breakdown of the structure in the water, which then triggers the formation of cancer. “When you look at what the function of the mitochondria is — which is essentially to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP) — and you see what the role of ATP is and how integral ATP is to the structuring of the water in the cytoplasm, then you begin to see the connections between the mitochondrial dysfunction … [and the] deterioration of the cytoplasmic water that leads to cancer.”Lifestyle strategies that will help restructure the water in your cells, thereby helping prevent cancer include eating a ketogenic diet and exposing your body to sunlight and near-infrared light such as near-infrared sauna. Other strategies include grounding to the earth by walking barefoot, posing yourself to the biofields of other biological entities, such as the touch of other humans and animals, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Mistletoe therapy stimulates your fever response.  It’s an immunostimulating medicine that also works like a chemo drug.

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

National Chiropractic Month  

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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

Dr. Keefe, Keefe Clinic. Tulsa Chiropractor, pain, natural health care.

WELLNESS: 3 Biggest Heart Disease Risks, Cholesterol Isn’t on the List  The most significant risk factors of cardiovascular disease are insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes and chronic inflammation. The documentary “Heart of the Matter” exposes the saturated fat/cholesterol myths behind the statin fad and the financial links which lurk beneath. The research by physiologist Ancel Benjamin Keys establishing the saturated fat/cholesterol theory omitted results from 16 countries. Replacing saturated fats with double-bonded transfats is a health risk. Polyunsaturated, omega 6 fats oxidize and become rancid, causing inflammation. The worldwide success of dangerous and ineffective statins rests on poor science.

Humidity and your Health In the winter time humidity is a big issue.  As the weather turns colder and the heaters start working 24/7 then the indoor air will start drying out. Studies have shown that dry air has four main effects on the human body:    1. Breathing dry air is a potential health hazard which can cause such respiratory ailments as asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, and nosebleeds, or general dehydration since body fluids are depleted during respiration.   2. Skin moisture evaporation can cause skin irritations and eye itching.   3. Irritative effects, such as static electricity which causes mild shocks when metal is touched, are common when the air moisture is low.   4. The “apparent temperature” of the air is lower than what the thermometer indicates, and the body “feels” colder. As your body fights the dry air you start to use up your vitamin A stores.  This enhances the dry skin and sinus problems as well as weakens your immune system.  It is important that you have a humidity gauge in each bedroom and a cool mist humidifier to combat the dry air.  I recommend the ultrasonic humidifiers as they put the most water in the air.

FUNNY BONE: Getting Old  – You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks. – One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young. – One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been. – Ahh, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable. – Old age is when former classmates are so gray and wrinkled and bald, they don’t recognize you. – If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you are old. – First you forget names, then you forget faces. Then you forget to pull up your zipper, then…Oh, my goodness, you forgot to pull your zipper down! – If you jog in a jogging suit, lounge in lounging pajamas, and smoke in a smoking jacket, WHY would anyone want to wear a windbreaker??

WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE

Week of: Monday Oct. 21, 2019

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C. (918) 663-1111

IN THE NEWS: Water Poisoning Alerts Hidden From Public In a 2013 report, the American Society for Civil Engineers warned that most of the drinking water infrastructure across the U.S. is “nearing the end of its useful life,” yet little has been done to address the situation. Recent media coverage make it clear that many toxic water incidences are covered up and hidden from the public, which at times has had lethal consequences. All public water systems are not held to the identical compliance standards by the EPA and primacy agencies. In a September 25, 2019, report, the Office of Inspector General criticizes the EPA and water utilities around the country for their failure to provide consistent and accurate reporting of drinking water risks. Aside from Flint, Michigan, and Newark, New Jersey, U.S. cities known to have exceeded EPA action limits for lead include Portland, Oregon; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Providence, Rhode Island; Passaic, New Jersey and Tualatin Valley, Oregon. Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease were covered up in Flint, Michigan, for at least two years, and in a Loma Linda, California, VA hospital, Legionella contamination was covered up in 2017, putting patients and staff at risk. NOTE: I had a relative who got a parasite from Tulsa water. For years we have been recommending drinking only filtered water for a reason. Amazon has several pitchers that can clean tap water and make it safe to drink some even make the water alkaline. Drink Filtered Water.

WELLNESS: Twenty-six deaths have been confirmed in 21 states Just over five years ago I began warning readers of the dangerous effects of vaping; in response to the overwhelming evidence of this practice damaging lungs and health, JUUL has pulled advertising and promises they won’t fight legislation to ban the sale of flavored pods or restrict advertising to teens. CEO Kevin Burns, who was originally installed to streamline manufacturing, stepped down. K.C. Crosthwaite, from Altria, and who has a long history of successfully navigating the regulatory landscape and keeping a proven addictive killer on the market, replaced him. During Congressional hearings, Ned Sharpless, acting FDA commissioner, conceded that the FDA should have acted sooner. He added the planned ban of flavored e-cig products could change if companies meet Federal approval. However, Mitch Zeller, director for the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, stated authorization of a product should not be construed to mean it is safe. Zeller’s comments were made concerning the recent approval of the IQOS system where tobacco is heated, not burned. The device produces a nicotine vapor; research indicates it may contain more of some toxins than cigarettes. I believe the secret to quitting is to get healthy first, by making good choices regarding exercise, nutrition and stress reduction. NOTE: Ask about our stop smoking handout and some have found acupuncture helpful.

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

FUNNY BONES: Job interviewer: “And where would you see yourself in five years’ time Mr. Jeffries?” -Mr. Jeffries: “Personally I believe my biggest weakness is in listening.”@@ A man asks a farmer near a field, “Sorry sir, would you mind if I crossed your field instead of going around it? You see, I have to catch the 4:23 train.” The farmer says, “Sure, go right ahead. And if my bull sees you, you’ll even catch the 4:11 one.” @@When my wife starts to sing I always go out and do some garden work so our neighbors can see there’s no domestic violence going on.@@ Police officer: Can you identify yourself, sir? Driver pulls out his mirror and says: Yes, it’s me.@@ What should you put on the tomb stone of a mathematician? – He didn’t count with this…@@ After many years of studying at a university, I’ve finally become a PhD… or Pizza Hut Deliveryman as people call it.

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.”