WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Jan. 14, 2019

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  John H. Keefe III, D.C.

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IN THE NEWS: Why food allergies are on the rise: Hyper-cleanliness may be making kids’ immune systems weaker, doctors warn. The number of children with allergies has risen 50 percent since 1997. Allergies are a misguided immune system response to foods and other harmless substances.  In recent years, horrifying stories of children suddenly struck dead by allergies have increasingly made headlines – all triggered by ingredients hidden in such innocuous items as sandwiches and cookies. Scientists are investigating several hypotheses as to why and how they happen, and believe we may simply be keeping our kids too clean. In Florida, a girl was killed when she ate the wrong cookie. And a 19-year-old student died at the beginning of his academic career at Pennsylvania State University after eating a Chinese meal while visiting his family. Doctors have a couple of pet theories for why more kids have more allergies – and these might give them hints for how to curb these sensitivities. Back in 2000, the American Academy of Pediatrics put out guidance instructing all doctors and parents to keep kids away from cow’s dairy products for the first year of their lives, eggs until their second birthdays and fish peanuts and tree nuts until after age three. It turns out that that advice was based on the opinions of a lot of doctors at the tops of their fields – but not much research. Now, experts suspect these attempts to protect children from allergenic foods and environmental toxins and contaminants may be the very culprits of increases in allergies. Now, and for many decades everything has trended anti-microbial, anti-bacteria, anti-viral, sterile and in the general direction of hermetically-sealed cleanliness. By trying so hard to keep everything ‘dirty’ and ‘irritant ‘ out, we’ve actually been the architects of our own traps, promoting hypersensitivity and autoimmune disorders. But it does seem that the hygiene pendulum is poised to swing back the other way.

WELLNESS: Immune system vs. gut bacteria: How vitamin A ‘keeps the peace’ New findings about the role of vitamin A in mediating the relationship between gut bacteria and the immune system may prove “critical” for devising new therapies for autoimmune conditions, such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and other inflammatory diseases that affect the intestine. Carrots, butter, and cheese are some of the richest sources of vitamin A. The gut bacteria are known to play a crucial role in keeping us healthy. Research has shown that the trillions of friendly microorganisms hosted by our guts can keep us lean, young, and healthy — both in body and mind. But how do gut bacteria do this? One answer involves the immune system. Various studies have been slowly unraveling the complex relationship between gut bacteria and immunity. They suggest that the interactions between the host’s gut and the bacteria that colonize our intestines help control how our body responds to illness. healthy — both in body and mind. But how do gut bacteria do this? New research may have found an answer: vitamin A. A team of scientists, led by Shipra Vaishnava, an assistant professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at Brown University in Providence, RI, found that moderate levels of vitamin A in the intestine prevent the immune system from becoming overactive. “The role of vitamin A in inflammation is context-dependent and is very hard to tease apart,” the researcher adds. In the future, the scientists plan to examine why Rdh7 (component of vitamin A) suppression is vital for the immune response, and how bacteria control Rdh7 gene expression. “A change in vitamin A status and vitamin A metabolic genes coincides with inflammatory bowel diseases, but we don’t know if this promotes inflammation or not. We hope that adding our finding — that bacteria can regulate how vitamin A is being metabolized in the intestine or stored — could help clarify why the field is seeing what it is seeing.” Note: the dry air of wintertime depletes the body of vitamin A.

CONDITION OF THE WEEK: SPINAL STRESS we hear a lot about stress, job stress, financial stress but you might not hear much about spinal stress. When we talk about spinal stress we are not talking about pain. It might come across as stress you feel in your neck or back or in your muscles in general. This type of stress happens by irritation on spinal nerves due to misalignments. These misalignments might not cause back pain yet it adds to your overall sense of stress. Slight misalignments of the vertebrae in your neck and back can cause constant low grade irritation on the nervous system. You can only handle so much stress before it starts to affect your health. When you have this “internal spinal stress” then it limits how much external stress from life that you can handle. One thing that chiropractic patients notice when they received chiropractic care is an increased sense of well-being, that’s because we reduce the stress upon the nervous system through regular chiropractic adjustments. The effect on your overall health can be profound. By getting regular chiropractic adjustments you help your nervous system to regulate and control the organs and glands and systems of the body that you give it greater capacity to handle stress. Get regular chiropractic care it’s the best “health” insurance on the market.

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE

Week of: Monday Jan. 7, 2019

Week of: Monday Jan. 7, 2019

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IN THE NEWS: Is Vaping Bad for You? Well, for Starters, Your E-Cig Vapors Might Contain Lead New study findings show that the vapors from a variety of devices contain potentially toxic levels of metals, including lead. The study comes on the heels of research out last year that detected metals in e-liquids used in the devices. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers recruited 56 daily e-cigarette users and studied the vapors they give off. “We devised a relatively simple system that collects the aerosol, what people call the vapors. We collected it almost as soon as it came out of the e-cigarette,” study author Ana María Rule, PhD, MHS, told Men’s Health. The Hopkins researchers also tested for the presence of metals in e-liquid refilling dispensers and in the remaining liquid in the e-cigarette tanks. “Knowing many metals are toxic when inhaled, we wanted to check it out,” Rule says. “We didn’t know what we were going to find.” The metals they discovered, when regularly inhaled, have been linked to lung, liver, immune, cardiovascular, and brain damage, and cancer.

WELLNESS: Immune-Boosting Foods to Eat If You Don’t Want to Get Sick This Winter 1. Turmeric According to Los Angeles–based holistic nutritionist Elissa Goodman, turmeric is one of the richest sources of antioxidants and is therefore chock-full of the inflammation-fighting goodness our vulnerable immune systems needs. “Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is antiviral, antifungal, and can help keep the immune system strong,” Goodman shares. “Just make sure to mix turmeric with black pepper, which increases absorption. I like to juice turmeric in addition to adding it to curries, sauces, soups, and coffee-free lattes.” 2. Pumpkin Seeds Go Raw Organic Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds We already knew nuts and seeds are one of the best foods for our daily quota of plant-based protein and fats, but it turns out seeds (pumpkin, in particular) are filled with zinc—one of the most important minerals for staving off sniffles and sluggishness. “Zinc is an essential mineral for the immune system,” Franceschini confirms. “An immune system without zinc is like an army without soldiers. Enjoy a piece of dark chocolate in the afternoon, toast up some chickpeas for a salad, or snack on a handful of pumpkin seeds to help to store optimal levels of zinc in the body.” 3. Broccoli Whether you prefer broccoli (or any cruciferous vegetable, for that matter) steamed, roasted, or riced, Farah Fahad, MS, RD, creator of The Farah Effect, says it’s one of the best foods for supporting immune health. In reference to a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Fahad says sulforaphane, a chemical found in broccoli, might activate antioxidants and enzymes in specific immune cells which fight the free radicals that lead to cell damage and disease. 4. Elderberry—a antioxidant powerhouse with a surplus of immune-boosting perks. “Elderberry has long been used as an herbal remedy for colds, flu, and sinus infections,” she explains. “Preliminary studies suggest that elderberry extract may offer virus-fighting, immune-stimulating, and anti-inflammatory effects, therefore I recommend addingelderberry syrup to your oatmeal, coconut yogurt, or taking a swallow-full straight. (Note: Pay heed if your elderberry supplement recommends dilution. Many syrups and juices are super concentrated!) 5. Fermented Foods Remember what we said about gut health being paramount for optimum immunity? Yep, it’s time to prick up your ears. “Keeping your gut bacteria healthy is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy since roughly 70% to 80% of the cells making up your immune system are in your gut,” Goodman shares. Source-wise, she recommends snapping up fermented foods like coconut kefir, tempeh, miso, sauerkraut, kimchi, or kombucha. “If you’re in L.A., I love getting the tempeh Reuben in a collard wrap from Real Food Daily. They add sauerkraut so it’s two probiotics in one meal. I also frequently sauté tempeh in coconut oil, and kimchi fried rice is another favorite,” says Goodman.

CHIROPRACTIC: Chiropractic and Leg Length Leg length plays and important role in posture. When there is a difference in leg length, the pelvis cannot maintain a level position, and because the spine’s base is the pelvis, it cannot stay straight if there is a leg length discrepancy. Doctors of all disciplines realize the importance of leg length, especially orthopedic surgeons as they consider a hip or knee replacement! There are many causes of leg length issues, and some include a genetic predisposition (inherited) or trauma during bone growth years. From a treatment standpoint, a heel lift (with or without arch supports) can be placed into the shoe on the short leg side. Unfortunately, there is not a 1 to 1 mm correction of the leg length deficiency with heel lifts. In adults, it has been reported that about a 66% correction occurs, which means a 10 mm lift would result in around a 6.6mm leg length deficiency correction. Note: if you have an anatomical short leg you need to wear a lift for the rest of your life or otherwise have your shoe on the short leg side built up, structural balance affects your health.

FUNNY BONE: The Thoughest Questions Woman Ask To Men 1. What are you thinking? The proper answer to this question, of course is, “I’m sorry if I’ve been pensive, dear. I was just reflecting on what a warm, wonderful, caring, thoughtful, intelligent, beautiful woman you are and what a lucky guy I am to have met you.” Obviously, this statement bears no resemblance whatsoever to what the guy was really thinking at the time, which was most likely one of five things: Baseball! Football! How fat you are. How much prettier she is than you. How he would spend the insurance money if you died. 2. Do you love me? The correct answer to this question is, “Yes.” For those guys who feel the need to be more elaborate, you may answer, “Yes, dear”. Wrong answers include: I suppose so. Would it make you feel better if I said yes. That depends on what you mean by “love”. Does it matter? Who, me? 3. Do I look fat? The correct male response to this question is to confidently and emphatically state, “No, of course not.” and then quickly leave the room. Wrong answers include: I wouldn’t call you fat, but I wouldn’t call you thin either. Compared to what? A little extra weight looks good on you. I’ve seen fatter. Could you repeat the question? I was thinking about your insurance policy. 4. Do you think she’s prettier than me? The “she” in the question could be an ex-girlfriend, a passer-by you were starring at so hard that you almost cause a traffic accident or an actress in a movie you just saw. In any case, the correct response is, “No, you are much prettier.” Wrong answers include: Not prettier, just pretty in a different way. I don’t know how one goes about rating such things. Yes, but I bet you have a better personality. Only in the sense that she’s younger and thinner. Could you repeat the question? I was thinking about your insurance policy.

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Dec. 31, 2018

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John H. Keefe III, D.C.

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DIET: What Are Dates Good For? When it comes to the number of minerals, vitamins and health-benefiting phytonutrients in dates, suffice it to say there are a lot of them. They’re also easily digested, allowing your body to make full use of their nutritional value. Dietary fiber in dates helps to move waste smoothly through your colon and helps prevent LDL (bad) cholesterol absorption. It may also bind with substances that can decrease biological compounds that cause cancer. The iron content in dates, a component of hemoglobin in red blood cells, determines the balance of oxygen in the blood. Potassium, an electrolyte, helps control your heart rate and blood pressure. B vitamins in dates, such as the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, are absorbed into the retina to maintain optimal light-filtering functions and protect against macular degeneration. Additionally, dates contain vitamins A and K. Vitamin A protects the eyes, maintains healthy skin and mucous membranes, and even protects the lungs and mouth from developing cancer. Tannins, which are flavonoids as well as polyphenolic antioxidants, fight infection and inflammation and help prevent excessive bleeding (anti-hemorrhagic). Vitamin K is a blood coagulant that also helps metabolize your bones. Copper, magnesium, manganese, zinc, niacin, pantothenic acid and riboflavin are also present in dates and provide their own unique preventive and healing functions. Together, these cofactors help your body metabolize carbohydrates, protein and fats. Eating dates in moderation can contribute many health benefits, such as protecting against damage to cells from free radicals, helping lower the risk of stroke, coronary heart disease and the development of colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung and pancreatic cancers

IN THE NEWS: What Is Pine Oil? Pine oil has antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and antirheumatic properties. It works as a good decongestant and expectorant for respiratory ailments as well. In aromatherapy, pine oil is indicated and used for cuts, lice, excessive perspiration, scabies, sores on the skin, arthritis, gout, muscular aches and pains, asthma, bronchitis, common colds and flu, and fatigue. Pine oil is also a natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent, which makes it a potential substitute for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that come with many side effects. Pine oil is not only valued for its health benefits, but also for its practical uses. This essential oil can be used as: Fragrance — You can use a few drops of pine oil as fragrance when making your own soaps, detergents, lotions, candles and ointments. Insect repellant — To protect your wool sweaters from moths and other insects, pour 10 drops of pine oil onto small pieces of untreated wood. Place the pieces of wood in your closets or drawers. Air freshener — Eliminate the awful smell of cigarettes and stale air by adding four drops of pine oil to a cup of water. Pour the mixture in a spray bottle, shake it well and spray it to instantly freshen up your room. Avoid spraying it on furniture. Massage oil before and after exercise — Create your own pre- and post-workout massage oil to inhibit or soothe strained muscles. Add three drops of pine oil, juniper berry oil and rosemary oil in 2 ounces of jojoba oil. The most common ways to administer pine oil are orally, topically and through inhalation.

CHIROPRACTIC: 10 Researched Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments One of the best things about receiving chiropractic adjustments is that they are a completely drug-free path to healing the body naturally. Chiropractic benefits including helping to naturally improve problems such as: Back pain-Headaches-Bowel regularity-Improved mental clarity-Ear infections-Neck pain-Arthritis and joint pain-Scoliosis-AsthmaBlood pressureHealthy pregnancy-Organ function-Surgery prevention. the very first chiropractic patient in history was named William Harvey Lillard, who experienced difficulty hearing due to compression of the nerves leading to his ears. He was treated by “the founder of chiropractic care,” David. D. Palmer, who gave Lillard spinal adjustments in order to reduce destructive nerve compressions and restore his hearing. After doing extensive research about physiology, Palmer believed that Lillard’s hearing loss was due to a misalignment that blocked the spinal nerves that controlled the inner ear (an example of vertebral subluxation). Palmer went on to successfully treat other patients and eventually trained other practitioners how to do the same. The first college of chiropractic was founded in 1897 and named after Palmer, called the Palmer Chiropractic School & Cure.

FUNNY BONE: What do you get when you cross-breed a shark and a cow? I have no idea but I wouldn’t try milking it.@@ I just got a photo from a speeding camera through the mail. I sent it right back – way too expensive and really bad quality.@@ Husband brings the child home from kindergarten and asks his wife, “He’s been crying the whole way home. Isn’t he sick or something?”  “No,” replies the wife, “he was just trying to tell you he isn’t our Frankie.”@@ 8 p.m. I get an SMS from my girlfriend: Me or football?! 11 p.m. I SMS my girlfriend: You of course.@@ Two police officers crash their car into a tree. After a moment of silence, one of them says, “Wow, that’s got to be the fastest we ever got to the accident site.”@@ A nice old lady on a bus offers the driver some peanuts. He’s happy to take some. He asks her after a while why she isn’t having any herself. “Oh, young man,” she says, “they’re too hard on my poor teeth, I couldn’t.” “Why did you buy them at all then?” wonders the driver. “You see, I just love the chocolate they’re covered in!”

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday, Dec. 24, 2018

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John H. Keefe III, D.C.

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IN THE NEWS: Chronic fatigue: Overactive immune system ‘may trigger ME-like symptoms’  overactive immune system may help explain the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome, scientists from King’s College London have suggested. Many sufferers of CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome), or ME (Myalgic Encephalopathy), say their condition began with a challenge to their immune system like an infection. The scientists studied 55 patients with Hepatitis C who were given a drug that causes a similar response to a virus. Eighteen of those patients had an overactive immune system and went on to develop CFS-like symptoms. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a long-term illness characterized by extreme tiredness. Lead researcher Dr Alice Russell from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) said: “For the first time, we have shown that people who are prone to develop a CFS-like illness have an overactive immune system, both before and during a challenge to the immune system. “Our findings suggest that people who have an exaggerated immune response to a trigger may be more at risk of developing CFS.” Senior researcher, Prof Carmine Pariante, added: “This is a light in the fog, a direction of travel. Although screening is a long way off, our results are the first step in identifying those at risk and catching the illness in its crucial early stages.” Note: besides the nervous system two organs within the immune system that regulated are the spleen and thymus. In conditions like mentioned above the thymus gland tends to be the organ that’s malfunctioning leading to inappropriate immune responses. Nutritional therapy along with chiropractic care is extremely effective in addressing these in system disorder. Chiropractic first, drug 2nd and surgery last.

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WELLNESS: HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC PROMOTE OVERALL WELLNESS? Chiropractors know that adjustments are good for your general health. Millions of satisfied patients cannot be wrong. But what do chiropractors know that the rest of us do not? They know the nervous system is the one system in the body that directly affects every other system. This is because nerves conduct sensory information from every part of the body and then delivers this information to the brain. Once there, the brain analyzes the information to determine what the body needs to maintain a healthy state. So the health of this system is paramount to the good health of the rest of the body. Chiropractors recognize that misalignment in the spine can interfere with proper nervous system function. More specifically, chiropractors study the effects of vertebral subluxations – conditions of the spine where alignment and/or movement patterns of the vertebrae are abnormal. When this occurs, imbalances cause irritation and inflammation. In turn, this can cause interference with information that is transmitted along nerves and spinal cord. Chiropractors are the only health care professionals specifically trained to locate and correct spinal subluxations. For decades, scientific research has focused on the use of chiropractic adjustments for low back pain, neck pain, and headaches. In fact, there is now clear evidence to recommend chiropractors as the go-to professionals for spinal pain syndromes. However, with the rising popularity of wellness- based philosophies focused on non-traditional approaches to health, chiropractors are being asked to justify their role. In a recent report from the Center for Disease Control, the four most popular forms of alternative and complementary medicine were listed as natural products, deep breathing, meditation, and chiropractic! In a multi-nation study involving hundreds of chiropractors and thousands of chiropractic patients, researchers sought to measure the incidence of non-musculoskeletal responses to chiropractic therapy. What they found was that a number of patients experienced systemic benefits from their chiropractic treatments whether or not they mentioned any symptoms in these areas at the onset of care. The most common benefits reported in this study were breathing (27%), digestion (26%) and circulation (21%). NOTE: When you add nutrition, detoxification, exercise, and a proper diet you have an approach that will help most healthcare challenges.

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CHIROPRACTIC:  What Are Cervicogenic Headaches? Headaches are a very common problem that can have multiple causes ranging from stress to trauma.  To make matters worse, there are MANY different types of headaches. One such type is the “cervicogenic headache” (others include migraines, cluster headaches, etc.). The main distinction between the symptoms associated with cervicogenic headaches and those associated with migraine headaches are a lack of nausea, vomiting, aura (a pre-headache warning that a headache is about to strike), light and noise sensitivity, increased tearing with red eyes, one-sided head, neck, shoulder, and/or arm pain, and dizziness. The items listed above are primarily found in migraine headache sufferers. Infrequently, the cervicogenic headache sufferer can present with migraines at the same time and have both presentations making it more challenging to diagnose. The cause of cervicogenic headaches can be obvious such as trauma (sports injury, whiplash, slip and fall), or not so obvious, like poor posture. A forward head posture can increase the relative weight applied to the back of the neck and upper back as much as 2x-4x normal. Last month, we discussed the intimate relationship between the upper two cervical vertebra (C1 & C2) and an anatomical connection to the covering of the spinal cord (the dura) as giving rise to cervicogenic headaches. In summary, the upper three nerves innervate the head and any pressure on those upper nerves can result in a cervicogenic headache. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to examine, identify, and treat these types of potentially debilitating headaches.

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FUNNY BONE:  Knock Knock! Who’s There? Snow! Snow who? Snow laughing matter.@@ Q: What is a mountain’s favorite type of candy? A: Snow caps@@I know a lot of jokes about unemployed people but none of them work.@@A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove that you don’t need it.@@f you’re not supposed to eat at night, why is there a light bulb in the refrigerator?@@My wallet is like an onion. When I open it, it makes me cry…@@You’re born free, then you’re taxed to death.@@I get enough exercise pushing my luck.@@You never truly understand something until you can explain it to your grandmother.@@If your parents never had children, chances are you won’t either.

 

 

WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Dec 17, 2018

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John H. Keefe III, D.C.

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IN THE NEWS: Is This the Deadliest Vaccine on the Market? While the cervical cancer rate in the U.S. is 12 per 100,000, by Merck’s own admission, Gardasil may cause 2,300 serious adverse events per 100,000. Many of the more serious side effects of Gardasil vaccination are immune-based inflammatory neurodegenerative disorders, suggesting something is causing the immune system to overreact in a detrimental way, sometimes fatally. One of the leading theories is that the aluminum adjuvant in Gardasil is causing it to be excessively reactive. Data show Gardasil is several times more reactive than any other vaccine on the market. Trial data from Merck shows Gardasil may increase your risk of cervical cancer by 44.6 percent if you have been exposed to HPV strains 16 or 18 prior to vaccination. As of 2018, about 13,240 new cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed, and about 4,170 will die from it. If you get regular Pap smears, your chance of dying from cervical cancer is 0.00002 percent. These seem like extraordinary risks just to prevent an infection that is cleared by more than 90 percent of people without a problem As noted in a  film, the HPV vaccine’s underlying technology was originally developed by National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers, then sold to Merck and fast-tracked to licensure, despite the fact the vaccine failed to fulfill two of the criteria for fast-tracking. It’s also important to realize that Gardasil was approved after being tested in fewer than 1,200 children under the age of 166 and that bioactive aluminum “controls” are being used in clinical HPV vaccine trials, thereby masking neurological symptoms.

 

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WELLNESS: Tendonitis: Its Causes, Symptoms and Treatments Tendons, which are flexible, tough and fibrous, connect your muscles to your bones. Muscles and tendons work together to exert a pulling force that helps you move properly. Tendonitis is an acute condition that occurs when injury to a tendon causes swelling and pain. It mainly affects your elbows, wrists, fingers, thighs, shoulders, knees and Achilles heels. There are two main tendonitis causes: sudden major injuries and repetitive movements over a time period while doing activities like: Gardening-Raking and shoveling-Carpentry-Cleaning or scrubbing-Painting-Throwing and pitching. Take note of these other factors that can increase a person’s tendonitis risk: Age — Adults, especially those over 40 years old, are more injury-prone and have less-flexible and less-elastic tendons. Playing sports — Bowling, running, swimming, tennis, basketball, baseball or golf involve repetitive motions that can affect tendons. Health conditions — People with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritisgout, psoriatic arthritis or thyroid disorders, those who experienced unusual reactions to medications, or people with hand or finger infections from cat or dog bites have a higher tendonitis risk. Body structure and posture — Tendonitis risk is higher with poor overall posture. Jobs or profession — Tendonitis is frequently seen in people whose jobs require them to stay in awkward positions, perform repeated actions, reach overhead, vibrate or forcefully exert their body. NOTE: Chiropractic helps.

CHIROPRACTIC: Although doctors of chiropractic treat more than just back pain, many patients initially visit a chiropractor looking for relief from this pervasive condition. In fact, about 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time. Interesting Facts about Back Pain Worldwide, back pain is the single leading cause of disability, preventing many people from engaging in work as well as other everyday activities. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.3Back pain accounts for more than 264 million lost work days in one year—that’s two work days for every full-time worker in the country. Experts estimate that up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some time in their lives.5Back pain can affect people of all ages, from adolescents to the elderly. Back pain is the third most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, behind skin disorders and osteoarthritis/joint disorders. Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic—meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer. Most people with low back pain recover, however, reoccurrence is common and for a small percentage of people, the condition will become chronic and disabling. Worldwide, years lived with a disability caused by low back pain have increased by 54% between 1990 and 2015. Low-back pain costs Americans at least $50 billion in health care costs each year—add in lost wages and decreased productivity and that figure easily rises to more than $100 billion.

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FUNNY BONE:. Q: What do you get when you cross a dinosaur with a pig? A: Jurrassic Pork.@@Q: What animal should you never play cards with? A: A cheetah!@@I went down the street to a 24-hour grocery store. When I got there, the guy was locking the front door. I said, “Hey! The sign says you’re open 24 hours.” He Said, “Yes, but not in a row!”@@Boy: The principal is so dumb! Girl: Do you know who I am? Boy: No… Girl: I am the principal’s daughter! Boy: Do you know who I am? Girl: No… Boy: Good! *Walks away*@@Molecule 1: I just lost an electron. Molecule 2: Are you sure? Molecule 1: I’m positive.@@ When Magnesium and Oxygen started dating I was like, “O MG!”

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Dec. 10, 2018

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

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IN THE NEWS: The risk of a common cold or flu DROPS with the use of probiotics In a common misconception, many people think of a common cold or flu as nothing more than a ‘nuisance.’  An annoying cough-fest with body aches and chills.  In other words, nothing too serious, right? Well, not really.  But, that’s not to say we should live in fear of these infections either.  The reality is – for immune-compromised people – a bacterial or viral infection can be life-threatening.  And, for everyone else, it’s just a clear sign that our immune system is being stressed to the max! Thankfully, although many people remain uneducated about this, research reveals how probiotics can help boost immune function and a resistance to the common cold or flu. Depending on which public health organization you listen to: influenza and pneumonia normally claim between 36,000 to 57,000 lives in the U.S. – each and every year.  Although those numbers are somewhat inaccurate – because the true cause of death is usually triggered by other health issues. Conventionally-trained medical authorities continue to push for the administration of flu vaccines.  But, natural health experts have consistently expressed their concerns about the neurotoxic metals used as ‘adjuvants’ in the flu vaccine.And, let’s not forget the other 800 pound gorilla in the room – flu shots are highly ineffective. In fact, according to a recent article published in New England Journal of Medicine, last year’s flu vaccine was found to be only 10 percent effective in Australia.  In the U.S., it’s not much better. In an article published in Frontiers of Immunology, the authors report that influenza is a leading cause of catastrophic disability in older adults – and can be life-threatening.  In a placebo-controlled clinical trial involving 250 participants and published in Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, researchers tested a cocktail of 5 different strains of probiotic bacteria against the flu. The team found that the mixture drastically reduced the incidence of both colds and influenza, with the placebo group experiencing 16 episodes of flu –as compared to 3 in the probiotic group. In other words, those who didn’t take probiotics were over four times more likely to develop influenza!

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WELLNESS: Weightlifting for an Hour a Week Cuts Risk for Stroke and Heart Attack Up to 70 Percent  Strength training is foundational for optimal health, especially as you get older. It’s not just about keeping your musculature strong; resistance training also benefits your heart, metabolism, cognition and mental health. Recent research shows less than an hour of strength training per week can reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke anywhere from 40 to 70 percent. These cardiovascular benefits were independent of aerobic exercises such as walking and running; strength training alone will lower your risk of heart attack and stroke, even if you don’t meet the recommended guidelines for aerobic activity. Less than one hour of resistance training per week also lowers your risk of metabolic syndrome by 29 percent and high cholesterol by 32 percent, independently of aerobic exercise. Strength training also benefits your brain. In fact, there’s a strong link between muscle strength — especially leg strength — and cognitive health.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: Chiropractic and nutrition with wintertime illness Many people don’t realize antibiotics don’t help with colds and flus. And so they seek medical for their children and themselves during the winter. With the growing death rate from superbug actions, this is a big mistake. When it comes to colds and flu’s prevention is your best approach but still with the proper nutritional therapy, and chiropractic adjustment is cutting short the illness and reducing the severity is something chiropractic can do. Our respiratory system is under attack with the low humidity in the winter time. Having a cool mist humidifier along with a humidity gauge is an essential defense against colds and cases of flu. Vitamin A and D along with C can help maintain a healthy respiratory system. We have dozens of immune formulas that can help your body when the fight against these viruses. Studies show that people who get regular chiropractic adjustments have less wintertime condition than those who don’t. Stay regular with your care, watch what you eat, drink plenty of things and get proper rest to maintain a stronger immune system. If you start to show symptoms call so, we can analyze what’s going on and what the best treatment would be. Kids respond great to chiropractic care, and they usually don’t require x-rays to receive treatment. Stay well this season!

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Dec. 3, 2018

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IN THE NEWS: Breast cancer: Tumor growth fueled by bone marrow cells New research, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, reveals a novel mechanism that fuels tumor growth in breast cancer and may have a negative impact on a person’s outlook. However, the findings might also help scientists develop individually tailored treatments that target breast cancer tumors more precisely. Breast cancer tumors need fibroblast cells from the surrounding breast tissue to grow and spread to other parts of the body. As the scientists note in their study, breast cancer is still “one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in women in the Western world,” despite the intense research efforts in the medical community and public awareness campaigns. Indeed, in the United States, breast cancer remains the most common cause of cancer-related death among women of all races and ethnicities. In the case of breast cancer, these fibroblasts help cancer cells proliferate by driving inflammation and helping to form blood vessels that deliver oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood to the growing tumors. Until now, scientists thought that most of these cells came just from the surrounding breast tissue, but the new research by Prof. Erez and her colleagues shows that many of these fibroblasts actually derive from bone marrow cells. Note: fibroblasts help your body make connective tissue which is important for your skin as well as your joints but in response to cytokines (inflammatory chemistry) they can become problematic for breast cancer. Fibroblasts from bone morrow are implicated in this study and I have found toxicity of the bone marrow can affect cell production and cell health. Nutritional therapy can be very effective for these issues.

WELLNESS: KNOW THE NUTRIENTS YOUR KIDS NEED WITH THIS HELPFUL GUIDE We all wonder if our toddler is getting everything they need to grow up strong, healthy and vegan. We’ve decided to put together a little list to help you get a better understanding of the nutrients that your kids need. Some of the important vitamins and minerals that you should be paying attention to with your little 1-3 year old’s. Calcium Your toddler needs to get about 500 mg per day of calcium. No, that doesn’t mean they need to be drinking cow’s milk. If this isn’t met every day, it’s fine. As long as they average out during the week 500 mg/day. This means that if they only get 450 mg today, tomorrow they can get 550 mg and it will average out. Tofu made with calcium sulfate and fortified plant-based milk is a great source of calcium and is generally well-absorbed.  We absorb the calcium from turnips, broccoli, kale, and mustard greens very well because they are low in oxalates. Collard greens are also considered to be a good source of calcium. Legumes, nuts, and seeds have moderate amounts of calcium that become more easily absorbable after soaking in water. Vitamin D Vitamin D is made by the body and activated by the sun (UV B rays). However, daily sun exposure is not practicable, possible, or recommended for everyone. Vegan toddlers that get little to no sun exposure should probably be getting 600 UI of vitamin D2 or vegan D3 per day. There are presentations of them that make their administration very easy, even for the most stubborn two-year-olds. Iron From ages 1-3, the nutrients your kids need as toddlers need to be about 7 mg/day. Great sources of non-heme iron include beans and green vegetables. To help your little one absorb more of what they eat, incorporate these iron-rich foods into their diet together with vitamin C. Vitamin C Toddlers need to get about 15 mg of vitamin C. This is very easy to do because fruits and vegetables are so rich in this nutrient. Deficiencies are very rare and scurvy has not been a common ailment since the 1800s. So while this is one of the nutrients your kids need, it’s easy to stay on top of it.

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CHIROPRACTIC: Studies show more people are searching for natural solutions for their health. In 1993 the American Medical Association was a survey of health habits of Americans and found that more Americans visited doctors are practiced natural healthcare and doctors practice drug therapy and surgery. There are many reasons for this shift in healthcare. Some people are concerned about the side effects that drugs have, (2000 deaths per week nearly 1 million injuries per year), some people have a sense of body ecology and don’t want to put any artificial substances within their body. Some people have discovered drugs mainly cover-up symptoms and never get to the root of your problem, and are more concerned with maximizing their health than just making some symptoms disappear. I’m sure you have seen either a popular magazine or news program on TV, the benefits of different natural healthcare techniques. Chiropractic is the world’s largest natural healthcare profession and specializes in finding the root cause of health problems and helping restore patients to better health through natural methods. At Keefe clinic, these are the principles that we specialize in. We promise you that we will not just cover-up your symptoms and allow the underlying condition time to get worse. Note: Tell a friend about chiropractic.

FUNNY BONE: A Minnesota couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They plan to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier. Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel plans. So, the husband left Minnesota and arrived at Florida on Thursday, with his wife coming down the following day. The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address, without realizing his error, sent the email. Meanwhile, somewhere in Houston, a widow had just returned home from her husband’s funeral. He was a minister who was called home to glory following a heart attack. The widow decided to check your email expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted. The widow’s son dashed into the room and found his mother on the floor and saw the computer screen which read: Two: My loving wife–Subject: I’ve arrived –Date: April 6, 2006–I know you’re surprised to hear from you. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send emails to your loved ones. I just arrived and have been checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then. Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was. PS sure is hot down here!!!!

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Nov. 26, 2018

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IN THE NEWS: Flu Vaccine Everyone knows about the flu and the flu vaccine. What people do not know is that flu vaccines are nearly useless in preventing flu, they will cause the flu, and they often result in nervous system damage that can take years for the body to repair. Other nations chuckle at Americans’ infatuation with the flu vaccine. The joke would indeed be funny if it weren’t for the damaging effects caused by the vaccine. A study published in the October 2008 issue of the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine found that vaccinating young children against the flu had no impact on flu-related hospitalizations or doctor visits during two recent flu seasons. The researchers concluded that “significant influenza vaccine effectiveness could not be demonstrated for any season, age, or setting” examined. A 2008 study published in the Lancet found that influenza vaccination was NOT associated with a reduced risk of pneumonia in older people. This also supports an earlier study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine also confirms that there has been no decrease in deaths from influenza and pneumonia in the elderly, despite the fact that vaccination coverage among the elderly has increased from 15 percent in 1980 to 65 percent now. In 2007, researchers with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the National Institutes of Health published this conclusion in the Lancet Infectious Diseases: A large-scale, systematic review of 51 studies, published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews in 2006, found no evidence that the flu vaccine is any more effective than a placebo in children under 2. The studies involved 260,000 children, age 6 to 23 months. NOTE: to prevent colds and flu’s control humidity, take vitamins A&D and C and get regular adjustments. Based on reports from the governments Vaccine Court the flu vaccine is the deadliest vaccine ever produced.

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WELLNESS: NIXALLnature’s antibiotic.  Is all natural, “truly a green product”   Oxygenates and hydrates the skin   Is Ph balanced   Is destructive to staphylococcus and MRSA, Salmonella, E coli, viruses, bacteria, fungi and mold—even anthrax!   Accelerates wound healing—can be sprayed directly on wounds and minor burns   Deodorizes—transforms and freshens air   Neutralizes sarin gas, mustard gas and nerve gas   Hydrates and oxygenates the skin   Is 100 times more efficient than bleach—and safer   Controls fungi and viruses on plants   Oxygenates and stimulates plant growth   Is non-irritating, non-allergenic and non-stinging. Nixall is nature’s natural antibiotic safe for all ages and safe enough to spray directly in your eyes if you have an eye infection. Can be sprayed directly on fresh veggies and fruits, or dipped in the 10:1 solution for cleansing and to prolong freshness   For mold/mildew, use full strength   It is safe full strength—your skin feels refreshed and hydrated   Can be used on scrapes, bruises, minor burns and wounds and rashes, full strength   For nail fungus, soak 10 minutes daily for several days and then spray daily   Spray counter tops, toilet seats,  tubs, showers, clothes hampers, cell phones, etc   Spray credit card devices, grocery cart handles, gas pump handles, restaurant tables, public toilets, etc   Spray nose and mouth at the very suspicion of a “cold” or flu

CHIROPRACTIC: A truly unique and natural approach to health. Chiropractic offers true preventative care by enhancing function. Most healthcare approaches intervene after sickness has developed. Chiropractic is unique in that it can benefit the body before sickness strikes. Your body’s intelligence working through the nervous system maintains healthy function. When you develop misalignments that intelligence is compromised allowing for dysfunction to develop. The time between a disruption in the communication channels of the body and symptoms can be months or years off. When you get regular chiropractic care you help the body maintain its regulation and control over every other system and part of the body. This is true preventative care. Some subtle signs other than pain that are warning signs of nerve pressure include: fatigue, irritability, a loss of appetite, altered moods, sleep problems, poor posture, subtle aches and pains. Studies have shown patients who get regular chiropractic care live a much healthier life. You just have one body, take care of it. A study published in the Human Journal of Hypertension showed that a chiropractic adjustment could give people suffering from high blood pressure the same effect as taking certain high blood pressure medications. Studies show that chiropractic care can help reduce pain better than many medications. It can assist in the relief or even the treatment of some health and body issues like sciatica, neck pain, ear infections, scoliosis, lower back pain, headaches, and frozen shoulder syndrome. Show others you care, recommend chiropractic to your family or friends.

FUNNY BONES:  To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.@@ In light of the rising frequency of human/grizzly bear conflicts, the Montana Department of Fish and Game is advising hikers, hunters, and fishermen to take extra precautions and keep alert for bears while in the field. “We advise that outdoorsmen wear noisy little bells on their clothing so as not to startle bears that aren’t expecting them. We also advise outdoorsmen to carry pepper spray with them in case of an encounter with a bear. It is also a good idea to watch out for fresh signs of bear activity. Outdoorsmen should recognize the difference between black bear and grizzly bear poop. Black bear poop is smaller and contains lots of berries and squirrel fur. Grizzly bear poop has little bells in it and smells like pepper.”

 

 

WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Nov. 19, 2018

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IN THE NEWS: Phthalate Exposure Threatens Human Survival Total sperm counts in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand dropped by nearly 60 percent between 1973 and 2013 and there’s no evidence to suggest this downward trend is leveling off. Reduction in sperm production is a warning sign that men’s health is in serious jeopardy, as poor semen quality has been linked to a higher risk for diabetes, heart disease, cancer and early death. Along with sperm, men’s testosterone levels have dropped in recent decades as well, and exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals in utero and beyond appears to be a driving factor. Environmental estrogens such as phthalates have generational effects, which is why males are successively becoming increasingly more sterile with each passing generation. Studies have also linked phthalate exposure during early childhood with delayed puberty in girls, while other research warns that phthalates in makeup and personal care products can trigger early menopause. Phthalates are particularly prevalent in personal care products, which is why women tend to have higher levels in their system than men. Higher levels are also evident in people who regularly eat fast food, as the food is packaged in plastic and/or nonstick wrappers. NOTE: You should consider detoxing once or twice a year. We can check for the need.

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WELLNESS: Common Painkiller Is Causing Many Heart Attacks  Nearly 25 million American adults suffer from pain on a daily basis, many of whom reach for over-the-counter (OTC) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs to ease their discomfort. Research shows a high risk of heart attack associated with diclofenac, an OTC NSAID researchers strongly recommend become a prescription drug; data revealed ibuprofen and naproxen increased heart attack risk 30 percent greater than taking no drug. Risks associated with NSAIDs include gastrointestinal bleeding, hearing loss, miscarriage and increased risk of bone loss. Consider using several natural strategies to reduce inflammation and pain without associated life-altering side effects, such as ginger, curcumin, astaxanthin and severely limiting sugar and grains. NOTE: Most pain conditions can be controlled through natural healthcare: chiropractic, acupuncture, nutritional therapy and electrotherapy. Don’t risk your life, seek solutions for your health problem.

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CHIROPRACTIC: Is It My Low Back Or My Hip? When patients present with low back pain, it is not uncommon for pain to arise from areas other than the low back, such as the hip. There are many tissues in the low back and hip region that are susceptible to injury with have overlapping pain pathways that often make it challenging to isolate the truly injured area. Hip pain can present in many different ways. When considering the anatomy of the low back (lumbar spine) and hip, and the nerves that innervate the hip come from the low back, it’s no wonder that differentiating between the two conditions is often difficult. Complaints may include the inside, outside, front, or back of the thigh, the knee, the buttocks, the sacroiliac joint, or the low back and yet, the hip may truly be the pain generator with any of these presentations. To make diagnosis even more complex, the hip pain patient may present one day with what appears to be sciatic nerve pain (that is, pain shooting down the back of the leg to the knee if mild or to the foot if more severe) but the next visit, with only groin pain. When pain radiates down a leg, the almost automatic impression by both the patient and their healthcare provider is, “…it’s a pinched nerve.” But again, it could be the hip and NOT a pinched nerve that is creating the leg pain pattern. Throwing yet another wrench in the works is the fact that a patient can have more than one condition at the same time. So, they truly MAY simultaneously have BOTH a low back problem AND a hip problem. In fact, its actually unusual to x-ray the low back of a hip pain patient without seeing some low back condition(s) like degenerative disk disease, osteoarthritis (spurs off the vertebrae), or combination of these. So, how do we differentiate between hip vs. low back pain when it is common for both low back and hip pain to often coincide? When we ask the hip pain patient to point to the area of greatest discomfort, they usually point to the front of the hip or groin, and less often to the inner and/or anterior thigh or knee. Non-weight bearing positions like sitting or lying are almost always immediately pain relieving. When there is arthritis in the hip, motion loss is often reported and may include a shorter walking stride and pain usually gets worse the longer these patients are on their feet. Initiating motion often hurts, sometimes even in bed when rolling over. During the chiropractic examination, with the patient lying on the back with the knee and hip both bent 90°, moving the bent knee outwards or inwards will almost always reproduce hip/groin area pain. Pulling on or applying traction to the affected leg usually, “…feels good.” Knee & ankle reflexes and sensation are normal but muscle strength may be weak due to pain. Bending the low back into different positions does not reproduce pain if the pain is only coming from the hip. Though sometimes challenging, doctors of chiropractic are well-trained to be able to differentiate between hip and low back pain and will treat both areas when it is appropriate.

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Humidity

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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:

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  • 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.
  • Skin moisture evaporation can cause skin irritations and eye itching.
  • Irritative effects, such as static electricity which causes mild shocks when metal is touched, are common when the air moisture is low.
  • The “apparent temperature” of the air is lower than what the thermometer indicates, and the body “feels” colder.

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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.

Some Of The Physical Effects Of Dry Air

Dry skin, Chapped lips, Clogged sinuses, Itchy skin, Dry throat coughs, Cracked nasal membranes, Increased risk of bacteria infection, Aggravated asthma & allergy symptoms

You may also notice these changes around your home:

  • Woodwork and furniture shrinkage
  • Hardwood floor separation
  • Piano goes out of tune
  • Wallpaper peels at the edges
  • Drawers loosen
  • Moldings gap
  • Collectibles shrink, warp and crack
  • Static Electricity increases

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Drier air causes sinuses to dry and crack, making people more susceptible to winter colds and flu viruses. In fact, this change from higher outside relative humidity to lower indoor relative humidity in the winter is a significant contributing factor in the spread of colds and flus. By maintaining the proper level of humidity indoors, you reduce illness in the winter. Studies have shown that the body’s immune system will function better when the relative humidity in a home is between 45%-65%.

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Pneumococcus, staphylococcus, and streptococcus bacteria die up to 20 times faster at a relative humidity between 45% and 55%, than above 70% or below 20%. Dehydration can also cause negative health effects. Symptoms of dehydration include dry skin, chronic joint and muscle pain, raspy throat, sinus and nasal pain, sore eyes, a lack of mental concentration, and a decrease in the body’s immune system.

The most comfortable relative humidity for the human body 45-65%RH
Ideal relative humidity for prophylactic and curative purposes 40-50%RH
Computer and telecom apparatuses 45-65%RH
Furniture and musical instruments 40-60%RH
Libraries (books), art galleries and museums 40-60%RH

Quick Fix 1: Get Steamy

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Dry air can cause or irritate sinus problems, but inhaling moisture can help. Simply breathing the steam from a hot shower will ease congestion.

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You can also enhance the steam you breathe with sinus-clearing essential oils. Once or twice a day, add five drops of eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), or sandalwood (Santalum album) essential oils (or a combination) to a large bowl of steaming-hot water, suggests Sylvia Goldfarb, Ph.D., of Wyncote, Pa., author of Allergy Relief (Avery Penguin Putnam, 2000). Drape a towel over your head and the bowl, and breathe deeply for 10 minutes. You’ll feel relief within that time.

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To treat acute sinusitis, substitute tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) and repeat the sinus steam three to four times daily. Tea tree oil’s powerful antibacterial properties fight the bacteria that cause many infections,” says Karen Barnes, N.D., a naturopath in Burlington, Ontario, and author of Naturopathic First Aid (Quarry Press, 2001). Your symptoms should clear up within a few days.

Quick Fix 2: Flush Your Sinuses

Rinsing your sinuses with saltwater helps them drain mucus. Studies show that this significantly reduced symptoms like pain and inflammation in more than 2/3 of sinusitis sufferers. Heatley says recommending nasal irrigation to her patients cut the number of sinus surgeries she performed in half.

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To rinse your sinuses, use a neti pot, a small teapot-like device sold at most natural food stores. Combine three parts non-iodized salt and one part baking soda, and add 1/2 teaspoon of this mixture to 1/2 cup of warm water in the pot. This solution matches your body’s salinity, and baking soda makes it less irritating to your sinuses.

Lean over a sink and insert the spout of the pot into your left nostril. Tilt your head and the pot to the right and let the solution flow out your right nostril. Exhale forcefully through both nostrils and repeat on the other side. Repeat as needed.

Quick Fix 3: Eat Spicy Food

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The zing of certain spices opens clogged sinuses and promotes drainage. As condiments, use hot salsas or chutneys that contain chiles, or sprinkle cayenne pepper on your food, recommends Goldfarb or use wasabi.

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Nov. 12, 2018

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IN THE NEWS: What Are Poppy Seeds Good For? The poppy plant (Papaver somniferum) is infamous for numerous reasons; one of them being that it is the source of opium, a highly addictive narcotic. But despite its notoriety, the poppy plant is also the source of one of the most loved pastry ingredients in the world: poppy seeds. They are well-known for adding a crunch to various confections and desserts. Poppy seed oil, which can be used as both a culinary and a medicinal oil, can be extracted from them as well. Being a product of a relatively infamous plant, the health benefits of poppy seeds have been questioned time and time again. People fear that the seeds may cause the same narcotic effects that other poppy products give. However, poppy seeds actually offer impressive nutritional components that can help your body improve or maintain optimal function. The health benefits of poppy seeds include the following: Aids in the prevention of heart disorders. Each serving of poppy seed contains a considerable amount of linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid that offer protection against heart disease.8 However, it should be noted that excessive amounts of omega-6 fatty acids can still cause detrimental effects on the body. A healthy balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids is highly recommended to maintain heart health. Supports bone maintenance and development. Poppy seeds contain both iron and phosphorus, minerals essential for the maintenance of both muscles and bones. Prevents constipation and other digestive problems. Poppy seeds have high amounts of dietary fiber, which aids the digestive system in metabolizing and smoothly processing ingested food, preventing constipation and other digestive problems. Enhances brain function. Calcium, iron and magnesium are minerals needed by the body to regulate brain activity and the development of neurons. They also aid in the production of neurotransmitters.  Assists in red blood cell production. The abundance of copper and iron in poppy seeds improves red blood cell formation, which helps in the prevention of anemia and other blood-related conditions.  Helps deal with sleeplessnessTaking a teaspoon of poppy seed oil before going to bed has been observed to help ease the symptoms of insomnia by promoting relaxation.

WELLNESS: 4 Times Better Than Beets for Increasing Nitric Oxide and Lowering Blood Pressure  is a relative of the cruciferous family, which includes radishes, cauliflower and broccoli. Like other members of this family, it contains a number of medicinal nutrients, including cancer-fighting compounds. It’s an excellent source of fiber, vitamins A, C and K, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and manganese. Arugula also provides high levels of protein, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, zinc, copper and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5). Arugula contains the highest amounts of nitrates of any vegetable. Your body uses the nitrates in food as raw material to make nitric oxide, which supports healthy blood vessel function, blood pressure and mitochondrial health. Easy to grow, arugula can be grown in your garden to maturity in about 40 days, or harvested after just a week or two of growth, when nutrients are at their peak. Arugula9 is a cool season crop, and can be added to your fall garden plantings. It’s forgiving in that it can tolerate low-fertility soils and frost, and is really easy to care for, although it does best in humus-rich soils with a pH between 6 and 6.8. Seeds germinate best at temperatures between 40 and 55 degrees F. Plant your seeds directly into your garden bed, but avoid planting them in a spot where you just harvested another cabbage family crop.

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CHIROPRACTIC: CHIROPRACTIC: EMOTIONAL  WELL BEING AND BEATING ADDICTIONS  A few years ago, Dr. J.M. Holder researched effects of auricular therapy (a form of acupuncture stimulation to the ear – a technique we have used here at Keefe Clinic since 1980). You may have read about that study in the papers then – it indicated that auricular therapy was the most effective therapy for drug addictions of the 178 government-approved therapies at that time! This study was released in the early 1990’s and has started to revolutionize drug addiction programs across the country. Now to his next study: Dr. Holder reasoned that the effects demonstrated in the first study described above dealing with problems with the limbic system could be tied in to the effects that subluxations have on the nervous system. He knew that the limbic system is not just a compartment hidden in the center of the brain, but it also extends down the “dorsal horn” of the spinal column. He decided to test to see what Chiropractic adjustment intervention could do with this particular system of the nervous system. This is what is called the “brain reward cascade” is a scientific model that has the vertebral motor unit as its common denominator which provides an understanding to the neurophysiological mechanism on how the meso-Limbic system expresses a state of well-being. Therefore, a subluxation-free spine is mandatory to express one’s greatest potential. At the end of that study, the results were astonishing, even to Dr. Holder. After compiling all the data, he found that the combination of Chiropractic adjustments with counseling therapy approach to addiction and compulsive disorders produced far better results than any other test results for any other government-approved technique now available. His conclusion: for the 180 different addiction disorder techniques that have been tested, Chiropractic now proves to be the most effective, even more effective than the use of auricular therapy found previously so helpful. This means that: Chiropractic care, coupled with proper nutrition, electro-stimulation of points in the ear, and counseling is the best help currently available for individuals who have addictive-compulsive disorders.

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FUNNY BONE: What lights up a soccer stadium? A soccer match.@@A Mexican magician tells the audience that he will disappear on the count of three. He says, “uno, dos…” *Proof*… He disappears without a tres.@@I just left my job. I couldn’t work for the man after what he said to me. What did he say? “You’re fired”@@ what do you call a snobbish criminal going down the stairs? I don’t know. What? A condescending con descending.@@I threw a boomerang a few years ago. Now I live in constant fear.@@What time is it? I don’t know. It keeps changing.@@If a child refuses to take a nap, is he resisting a rest?@@Did you hear about the restaurant on the moon? Great food, no atmosphere.@@“What time did the man go to the dentist? Tooth hurt-y.” @@The shovel was a ground-breaking invention.

 

Fighting the 10 Collagen Killers

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No matter how old you are, chances are the #1 way others perceive your age is through the largest organ on your body: skin.

But the extent of showing natural signs of aging is not totally up to fate. In fact, lifestyle factors have a lot of say in the matter.

Stress levels and food choices affect how our genes express themselves. That may sound scary, but it’s actually great news. It means we have significant control over a topic that’s gaining steam in wellness and beauty circles: the accelerated breakdown of collagen.

But first … why is collagen so important when it comes to appearance and skin health? Collagen is actually the most abundant protein in the human body. Seventy percent of skin, hair and nails and nearly 100 percent of connective tissues are collagen. It literally holds you together: from the hairs on your head to every inch of your skin, to your joint comfort and mobility. It even impacts the overall health of your gut including gut integrity.

But here’s the problem…

As we age, our bodies’ natural production of collagen slows dramatically. Over 25? You’re probably losing collagen.

And as collagen levels lower in the body, skin typically starts “looking older,” with less elasticity, vibrancy and hydration. Creaky joints and gut disturbances can also set it. Dropping collagen levels could even mean thinner hair and brittle nails.

Collagen Stats

  • The typical woman can expect to lose about 1 to 2 percent of her body’s collagen every year
  • This loss typically begins in the mid-30s
  • This rate increases as a person hits 40, 50 and beyond
  • By the time a woman reaches 40 years old, she will likely have lost 10 to 20 percent of her total collagen
  • A woman in her 50s will have significantly less collagen available than she did in her teens, 20s or 30s
  • Collagen production in an 80-year-old is up to 75 percent less than someone 30 or younger

This decrease in collagen can result in less mobility, muscle mass, muscle performance and skin health.

But it’s not just the natural aging process robbing us of our collagen … there are other “thieves” hiding out as modern-day hazards…

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

10 Surprising Collagen Killers

  • Poor sleep
  • Excess sugar consumption
  • Injuries and unhealthy joints
  • High cortisol from emotional stress
  • Sun overexposure
  • Diet low in antioxidants
  • Sitting all day and lack of activity
  • Poor gut health
  • Nutrient shortfalls of vitamin C and zinc
  • Free radicals

Thankfully, natural collagen boosters exist.

The Top 5 Collagen Boosters

  • (preferably simmered for 48 hours with bones, along with tendons and ligaments for the most collagen)
  • Adaptogenic herbs, including Ashwagandha, Holy Basil, Ginseng and Fo-Ti
  • Vitamin C-rich foods including kiwi, citrus, camu camu, broccoli, bell peppers and kale.
  • Sulfur-rich foods including garlic, onions, egg yolks and cruciferous vegetables
  • Antioxidant-rich herbs, spices and foods including turmeric, rosemary, green tea, acai and goji berries

All of the above are great collagen boosters, but I believe none of them compare to the greatest collagen booster in the worldcollagen itself that comes from food sources like chicken broth, beef broth, wild fish broth and eggshell membranes.

WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Nov. 5, 2018

 Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

(918) 663-1111

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IN THE NEWS: Dirt Don’t Hurt When it comes to keeping your children healthy, most parents are cautious, if not hypervigilant, over-sterilizing their environments so their children never get dirty and overusing antibacterial soaps. In years past, parents served (and the kids ate) fermented foods containing good bacteria and allowed them to get dirty outside and play with animals on a regular basis, a stark contrast to many kids today. Soil-based organisms (SBOs) may help to stimulate your immune system, reduce inflammation and aid in detoxification. In 2012, the National Institutes of Health’s Human Microbiome Project, five years in the making, concluded that humans are essentially superorganisms with microbes that outnumber our own cells 10 to 1. In a fascinating article, The Atlantic reported that some scientists think health care, in response, will begin focusing “less on traditional illnesses and more on treating disorders of the human microbiome” with targeted microbial species and therapeutic foods for gut health. In studies of what is called the hygiene hypothesis, researchers are concluding that organisms like the millions of bacteria, viruses and especially worms that enter the body along with “dirt” spur the development of a healthy immune system. Several continuing studies suggest that worms may help to redirect an immune system that has gone awry and resulted in autoimmune disorders, allergies and asthma. These studies, along with epidemiological observations, seem to explain why immune system disorders like multiple sclerosis, Type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma and allergies have risen significantly in the United States and other developed countries.

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WELLNESS: Study Reveals Previously Unknown Mechanism Behind Acupuncture’s Ability to Reduce Pain Research suggests acupuncture can be an effective treatment for pain. Clear and robust effects have been found in the treatment of back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, osteoarthritis, and headaches. When properly administered to elicit de qi, acupuncture results in the release of nitric oxide (NO) at the acupuncture site, which in turn encourages the release of natural analgesics in your body. Previous research shows acupuncture deactivates certain parts of your brain, thereby altering your experience of pain.I n a 2012 analysis of 29 published studies involving more than 17,900 participants, researchers concluded that acupuncture has a definite effect in reducing chronic pain — more so than standard pain treatment. Real acupuncture also produced slightly better results than using sham needles, which suggests the benefits of needling are due to more than the placebo effect. Acupuncture can be looked at as point stimulation. Different points affect the body in different ways and knowledge of which line of points to stimulate with a given condition is the basis of acupuncture. When stimulation can be done not only with needles but with electrical current, magnets, tiny pellets or tiny, what look like thumbtacks, called press needles that can be worn for several days. Ask if acupuncture can benefit you.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: Natural healthcare can help you In 1993 the American Medical Association did a survey of health habits of Americans and found that more Americans visited doctors that practiced natural healthcare than doctors practice drug therapy and surgery. There are many reasons for this shift in healthcare. Some people are concerned about the side effects that drugs have, (2000 deaths per week noble 1 million injuries per year), some people have a sense of body ecology and don’t want to put any artificial substances within their body. Some people have discovered drugs mainly cover-up symptoms and never get to the root of your problem, and are more concerned with maximizing their health than just making some symptoms disappear. I’m sure you have seen either a popular magazine or news program on TV, the benefits of different natural healthcare techniques. Chiropractic is the world’s largest natural healthcare profession and specializes in finding the root cause of health problems and helping restore patients to better health through natural methods. At Keefe clinic these are the principles that we specialize in. We promise you that we will not just cover-up your symptoms and allow the underlying condition time to get worse. Chiropractic care, homeopathic care, individualized diet, acupuncture, nutritional therapy, muscle therapy and exercise, whatever it takes to move your body from disease to health, dysfunction to realizing your genetic potentials. We will customize a program to fit your particular health needs, from low back pain and headaches to digestive problems and PMS. From ear infections in babies to arthritis or heart disease and the geriatric patient, we offer the latest and natural healthcare. If you have a health problem or suffering from some painful condition I would like to invite you to come in for complete complimentary consultation, or, if you have been looking for a clinic that offers natural healthcare and want to get started rebuilding your health, please give Keefe clinic call at 918-663-1111. We offer classic diagnostic testing as well as unique state-of-the-art innovative testing take weeks the natural healthcare field to help understand the nature of your particular health issues and help customize a treatment program. We offer comprehensive natural family care. Come join the revolution. Learn how to take control of your health needs. For more information visit our website: www.Keefeclinic.com

FUNNY BONE: Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.@@The farmer said, “That pig is the bravest pig I ever saw.” “So why does he have a wooden leg?” the tourist asked. “One night, our house caught on fire, and he came inside and woke us all up.” The tourist asked again, “So, why does that pig have a wooden leg?” “You can’t eat a pig that brave all at once!”@@Me and my wife decided that we don’t want to have children anymore. So anybody who wants one can leave us their phone number and address and we will bring you one.@@ In a boomerang shop: “I’d like to buy a new boomerang please. Also, can you tell me how to throw the old one away?”@@Men 1845: I just killed a buffalo. Men 1952: I just fixed the roof. Men 2018: I just shaved my legs.

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Oct. 29, 2018

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John H. Keefe III, D.C.

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IN THE NEWS: Scientists Warn: Insects With Capacity to Perform Genetic Engineering in the Environment Could Be Easily Weaponized Scientists and legal scholars question the rationale for the use of insects to disperse infectious GE viruses engineered to edit the chromosomes in plants, warning that the technology could very easily be weaponized. A new DARPA program is the first to propose and fund the development of viral horizontal environmental genetic alteration agents with the capacity to perform genetic engineering in the environment. The $27 million project, called “Insect Allies,” is trying to take advantage of insects’ natural ability to spread crop diseases, but instead of carrying disease, they would spread plant-protective traits. The opinion paper “Agricultural Research, or a New Bioweapon System?” argues that if plant modification were really the ultimate goal, a far simpler and more targeted agricultural delivery system could be used. There are also serious concerns about environmental ramifications, as the insects’ spread cannot be controlled. It would also be impossible to prevent the insects from genetically modifying organic crops.

WELLNESS: Thyroid Deficiency Linked to Iodine Deficiency and Fluoridated Water People who have moderate-to-severe iodine deficiencies and higher fluoride levels may be at an increased risk for underactive thyroid gland activity. Pregnant women living in communities with fluoridated drinking water have two times the amount of fluoride in their urine as women living in nonfluoridated communities. Research has previously revealed that women with higher levels of fluoride in their urine during pregnancy were more likely to have children with lower intelligence. Higher levels of fluoride exposure during pregnancy were associated with higher measures of ADHD, including more symptoms of inattention, in the children at ages 6 to 12 years. Note: This is one of the reasons that detoxifying a couple times a year is a good idea. Increasing the number of fruits and vegetables in your diet along with decreasing junk food can enhance detoxification by the body. Drinking alkaline water can help open up detox pathways and facilitate detoxification as well as helping to reduce acidity in the body, acidity can lead to inflammation.

CHIROPRACTIC: CHIROPRACTIC WORKS ACNE-I initially came to chiropractic for my overall health. I had complained of things for years like headaches, acne, fatigue, etc. After chiropractic care for three months I have noticed the acne on my face and chest have disappeared, I do not have headaches, and I have more energy. I feel better and better after each adjustment! I am so grateful for chiropractic– Joslyn, 21 ALLERGIES-My reason for chiropractic care is my allergies were really bad, and my parents tried all kinds of things to get rid of them but nothing worked well. I would be up all night and in a bad mood all day. After chiropractic my allergies are gone, I can sleep through the night, and I can breathe through my nose again!- Blake, 11 ARM PAIN / NUMBNESS-My husband and I are building a house all by ourselves. This resulted in severe back pain and numbness in my hands. After a few months of chiropractic care, I have no more numb hands and I am not waking up with back pain! – Kathy, 41 BEDWETTING-My whole family just started chiropractic care and I am so excited to report that after just two adjustments my 4.5-year-old son, who has had trouble with bedwetting, has been dry for three nights! – Victoria for son Gabriel, 4 DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS-I came to chiropractic because I had scoliosis in my spine and my face was crooked. I also had many food allergies. I did not feel good most of the time. Since I have been getting chiropractic care, he has been able to straighten out my spine and face, and my pain is so much better! My food allergies are gone as well, and I am eating foods that I have not been able to in years! I believe everybody could benefit from a chiropractic treatment program! – Lorna, 62 I am twelve years old and I was LACTOSE INTOLERANT. After chiropractic, I have eaten cheese without having an allergic reaction. I also used to have headaches but chiropractic straightened out my neck, and now I am not having headaches anymore! – Mariah, 12 I have had stomach problems for 30 years. I had to take a daily prescription to prevent heartburn. Since chiropractic care, the heartburn has decreased and I no longer have to take the medication every day!– Denise, 55

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FUNNY BONE: Police officer didn’t give him enough time to explain. But when he does….Priceless! A police officer in a small town stopped a motorist who was speeding down Main Street. “But, officer,” the man began, “I can explain” “Just be quiet,” snapped the officer. “I’m going to let you cool your heels in jail until the chief gets back.” “But, officer, I just want to say” “And I said to keep quiet! You’re going to jail!” A few hours later the officer looked in on his prisoner and said, “Lucky for you that the Chiefs at his daughter’s wedding. He’ll be in a good mood when he gets back.” “Don’t count on it,” answered the fella in the cell. “I’m the groom.”@@ Buddy and his wife Edna went to the state fair every year, and every year buddy would say, “Edna, I’d like to ride that helicopter.” Edna always replied, “I know Buddy, but that helicopter is 50 bucks and 50 bucks is 50 bucks.” One year Buddy and Edna went to the fair, and Buddy said, “Edna, I’m 85 years old. If I don’t ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance.”  to this, Edna replied, ” Buddy that helicopter ride is 50 bucks, and 50 bucks is 50 bucks.” The pilot overheard the couple and said, “Folks I’ll make you a deal. I’ll take the both of you for ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and don’t say a word I won’t charge you a penny! But if you say one word it’s $50.” Buddy and Edna agreed and up they went. The pilot did all kinds of fancy maneuvers, but not a word was heard. He did his daredevil tricks over and over again, but still not a word… When they landed, the pilot turned to buddy and said, “By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn’t. I’m impressed!” Buddy replied, “Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when Edna fell out, but you know, 50 bucks is 50 bucks.”

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Oct. 22, 2018

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

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DIET: This Is Why Marathon Runners Get Sick Days After a Race it is commonly believed that some forms of exercise, such as endurance events, suppress your immune system and leave you at risk of infections, like the common cold. However, our latest review of the evidence suggests that this is probably not true. In fact, exercise seems to boost the immune system. The idea that endurance exercise suppresses the immune system stems from research in the 1980s and 1990s. In these studies, competitors of endurance running eventssuch as the Los Angeles Marathon, were asked if they had symptoms of infections in the days and weeks after the race. Many did, leading to the idea that endurance exercise increases infection risk. An overlooked problem in many of these studies was that symptoms of “infections” were not confirmed in a lab, so it wasn’t known if they were genuine illness symptoms. More recent studies have shown that most symptoms reported after marathons are not real infections. Instead, the symptoms are caused by other factors, such as allergy. Although a strenuous exercise bout itself will not increase the likelihood of catching an infection, other factors might. First, attending any event where there is a large gathering of people increases your chance of infection. Second, public transport, particularly airline travel over long distances, where sleep is disrupted, may also increase your infection risk. Other factors, like eating an inadequate diet, getting cold and wet, and psychological stress, have all been linked to a greater chance of developing infections.

IN THE NEWS: Fire Up Your Performance With Organic Red Beets  If you’ve visited a gym in the past year, chances are you’ve heard someone mention beet juice, or you’ve even witnessed first hand a trim, muscular athlete down a bottle of the crimson-colored juice before pounding the weights. Red beet root juice has become synonymous with performance, stamina and endurance. But beet juice is not the ideal way to get the benefits of beets as it is loaded with sugar and is mostly from GMO beets. While the potential advantages of drinking beet juice include workout benefits, this ancient, prehistoric food offers much more. Beets contain a variety of unique health-boosting nutrients not found in or in good supply in other foods. They can boost your athletic performance, stamina, and endurance–They help promote a healthy normal inflammatory response–They help promote healthy blood flow throughout your body and brain–They support your body’s natural detoxification processes–They support immune and cellular health–They promote brain neuroplasticity, or the ability to form new neural pathways, especially when consumed before exercise–They’re high in valuable nutrients: vitamin C, folate, potassium and manganese.

CHIROPRACTIC: How Does a Chiropractor Manage Chronic Pain? Before you go to a chiropractor to address your pain, it’s important to know what exactly is causing your pain. Your chiropractor will do a physical exam as well as some tests to help him or her diagnose your pain. Once you’re diagnosed with a pain condition, your chiropractor will develop a treatment plan. Your treatment plan may include spinal manipulation, manual therapies, and therapeutic exercises. 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!

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FUNNY BONE: “When I was a boy, I laid in my twin sized bed and wondered where my brother was.”@@ “The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades.”@@ “I have a friend. He keeps trying to convince me he’s a compulsive liar, but I don’t believe him.”@@ “My father is schizophrenia, but he’s good people.”@@ “I have a lot of growing up to do. I realized that the other day inside my fort.”@@ “It’s not that I’m afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”@@ “The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot.”@@ “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.”

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Oct. 15, 2018

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IN THE NEWS: SCIENTISTS DISCOVER NEW ‘MICRO-ORGAN’ HIDING IN OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM Researchers from Australia’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research identified a structure that “remembers” past infections and vaccinations—and is filled with immune cells of many kinds which respond to pathogens that the body has encountered before. “The [micro-organ] was identified by a sophisticated microscopy technique called intravital two-photon microscopy,” Tri Phan, who led the research, told Newsweek. “This allows us to perform three-dimensional imaging in real-time by taking hundreds of ‘slices’ of the lymph node in a live animal in the same way a CAT scan takes hundreds of slices of a patient.” “So, this is a structure that’s been there all along, but no one’s actually seen it yet, because they haven’t had the right tools,” Phan said in the statement. “It’s a remarkable reminder that there are still mysteries hidden within the body—even though we scientists have been looking at the body’s tissues through the microscope for over 300 years.” Note: chiropractic philosophy states that the power that made the body can heal the body. This is just another example of the intelligence in the body that chiropractic releases with the adjustment.

WELLNESS: Is Detoxification Necessary? Everyone is exposed to toxins to a greater or lesser extent, and these chemicals are stored in your body. There are also synergistic effects when exposed to multiple chemicals. The dose of the toxin doesn’t really matter, because a low dose can be just as damaging as a high dose, especially when it comes to endocrine disrupting chemicals. For a detoxification program to be effective, the following three principles must be in place: mobilization, detoxification and excretion. Fasting is a powerful detoxification method as it promotes lipolysis and the mobilization of fat-soluble toxins. To avoid reabsorption, it’s important to take binding agents when fasting and sweat out the toxins, like using an infrared sauna. Having urine pH of 6.4 greatly increases the excretion of acidic xenobiotics and other toxins. The pH of the urine dictates whether a xenobiotic on its way out gets reabsorbed or gets excreted. One cause for acid urine, below 6.4, is due to toxicity drinking alkaline water and eating alkaline food can help your body detox. Note: we offer multiple formulas to help the body detox and for those who want to work with a food base detox program ask about our six-day cleansing diet.

CHIROPRACTIC:  CHIROPRACTIC MONTH every October we celebrate chiropractic month. If you know someone who suffers from some chronic disease or who has injured their spine you need to tell them about chiropractic month. During October if you refer someone to us for care they get a complementary exam and one x-ray to help them attain and maintain good health naturally. If you know someone who suffers from allergies, blood sugar problems, heart disease, skin problems, if they deal with anxiety and depression or sleep disorders chiropractic could help. October is national chiropractic month and we want to help your family and friends enjoy better health. But if you don’t tell them how will they know? People have to live with pain every day because they don’t know about chiropractic. They put their health and body at risk by taking pain pills of any type. Even ibuprofen can cause serious liver and kidney problems if taken chronically. Chiropractic is the most effective approach on the planet to resolve the source of painful conditions. Taking a pain pill does not fix the problem it just covers it up at some risk. As a chiropractic physician I have to find the underlying cause in order to resolve the pain because we don’t just use drugs to cover up symptoms. Under chiropractic care when someone is feeling better is because their body is getting healthier not because were suppressing the symptoms. 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!

Dr Keefe, Keefe Clinic, Natural Health Care, Tulsa Chiropractor, Diet, Pain,

FUNNY BONE:  I failed the first quarter of a class in middle school, so I made a fake report card. I did this every quarter that year. I forgot that they mail home the end-of-year cards, and my mom got it before I could intercept with my fake. She was MAD—at the school for their error. The teacher also retired that year and had already thrown out his records, so they had to take my mother’s “proof” (the fake ones I made throughout the year) and “correct” the “mistake.” I’ve never told her the truth.@@ To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.@@ A dog thinks: Hey, these people I live with feed me, love me, provide me with a nice warm, dry house, pet me and take good care of me…THEY MUST BE GODS!!!!! A cat thinks: Hey, these people I live with feed me, love me, provide me with a nice warm, dry house, pet me and take good care of me….I MUST BE A GOD.@@ “I punished my pupil for faking his parents’ signatures. The next day, his parents sent a complaint about me to the principal. Well, I couldn’t have imagined that the maiden name of his mother was Batman.”

WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Oct. 8, 2018

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

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IN THE NEWS: PESTICIDE INDUSTRY SQUASHES LOCAL RIGHTS The Lincoln County, Oregon, aerial spray ban was passed in May 2017, restricting timber companies from aerial pesticide sprayings in the county. The ban was a major success of Lincoln County Community Rights, a small group of volunteer Oregon locals who took on pesticide giants in a fight for what they believed to be the inalienable right to live in a county without pesticides harming their health. Pesticide trade group CropLife America, which had revenue of more than $16 million in 2015 and whose dues-paying members include Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow and DuPont, stepped in to try to stop the ban. CropLife America teamed up with PR firm Paradigm Communications and created an opposition group called Protect Family Farms and Forests to paint the local residents as eco-terrorists. A lawsuit has already been filed to make the pesticide ban invalid on the grounds that it is pre-empted by Oregon state law. Forty-three states have pesticide pre-emption laws that may restrict local governments from allowing pesticide restrictions that go beyond those required at a federal level, and the industry is trying to push for pre-emption at the federal level.

WELLNESS: WE LIVE IN A TOXIC WORLD More than 80,000 chemicals are put into American household products, food, and food packaging each year, a majority of which are not tested for safety beforehand. Common domestic sources of chemical exposure include food, personal care and feminine hygiene products, household cleaning agents, and items treated with flame retardants. Healthier alternatives are suggested. Factors such as light, temperature, and EMF emissions can also hamper your healthy lifestyle efforts by affecting your circadian rhythm, hampering sleep, and/or disrupting your biological functioning. Just another good reason to detoxify on a regular basis. Eating right helps your body detox including crucifrous vegetables, berries, garlic and spices. Support your gut with fermented foods and probiotics. Reduce inflammation asked about our anti-inflammatory diet, support system by eating right, sleeping soundly and managing stress. Go through detox program twice a year. Minimize your exposure by reducing harmful cleansing agents in the house. Drink plenty of filtered water and consider alkaline water as part of your daily water intake. Sweat out your toxins through exercise or a steam room. Sleep well this allows your brain to detox and get regular chiropractic adjustments, keeping your body in tip top shape allows for better detoxification.

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

Chiropractic success story: I cannot tell this story enough. For us, chiropractic has been the answer to a serious problem. We were experiencing severe tantrums with Z., one of our two-and-a-half-year-old twins. The pediatrician said he was normal but at the “extreme end of the behavior scale.” As his mother, I wasn’t satisfied with this answer. I felt Z. was uncomfortable in some way or in some kind of pain, and I was desperately searching for answers. Z.’s tantrums would last up to an hour. They included sobbing, nonsense babbling, throwing and breaking things, and often hurting himself, whether biting himself, pulling his hair, or hitting his own head. He’d throw himself down anywhere, once down a concrete staircase onto a concrete patio, often in the middle of the street, and just lose control. Sometimes he would repeat, “help me, help me, help me.” Almost anything could spark the tantrums, sometimes just a noise or sound he might not like. There could be as many as 5-6 hour-long tantrums a day. The behavior started when Z. was just over a year old and seemed to be getting progressively worse. His communication skills, which had developed early, were also regressing. Instead of exchanging information in a typical toddler conversation, he often simply repeated the question asked or words said to him. He usually preferred to sit alone rather than have someone sit next to him. Fearing that one of us would soon need to be medicated, we started chiropractic care. Under steady chiropractic care, we immediately saw improvement in the degree of the tantrums. They initially continued to occur almost as often, but were not as severe. After five weeks of regular visits, the results are nothing short of miraculous. His communications skills are back to normal for his age. He initiates conversations again, comments reasonably on things, and asks and responds to questions. But perhaps my favorite improvement is the emotional one. He sits with me all the time and will give me all the kisses and hugs I ask for. He says, “I love you, Mommy,” whenever the feeling strikes him. I couldn’t be happier.

Dr Keefe, Keefe Clinic, Natural Health Care, Tulsa Chiropractor, Diet, Pain,

FUNNY BONE:. Today, my son asked “Can I have a book mark?” and I burst into tears. 11 years old and he still doesn’t know my name is Brian @@DAD: I was just listening to the radio on my way in to town, apparently an actress just killed herself. MOM: Oh my! Who!? DAD: Uh, I can’t remember… I think her name was Reese something? MOM: WITHERSPOON!!!!!??????? DAD: No, it was with a knife…@@ If a child refuses to sleep during nap time, are they guilty of resisting a rest?@@ Did you know the first French fries weren’t actually cooked in France? They were cooked in Greece.@@ What do you call someone with no body and no nose? Nobody knows.@@ I ordered a chicken and an egg from Amazon. I’ll let you know@@ My daughter screeched, “Daaaaaad, you haven’t listened to one word I’ve said, have you!?” What a strange way to start a conversation with me…@@ My friend keeps saying “cheer up man it could be worse, you could be stuck underground in a hole full of water.” I know he means well.@@ If you see a robbery at an Apple Store does that make you an iWitness?

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