WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Nov 6, 2017

 

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IN THE NEWS: Study finds overweight teenage girls and young women have a high risk of heart disease An alarming 30 per cent of surveyed women were found to have high blood pressure  – with the same percentage of participants also overweight or obese – according to research undertaken by the Royal Women’s Hospital and University of Melbourne. Females as young as 16 recorded high blood pressure, greatly increasing their risk of heart disease or stroke in the future. Dr Subasinghe also said the choices women make in their teens and early 20s are crucial to future health. ‘We know obesity has a detrimental impact on the health of our nation but it was quite shocking to see such high levels of blood pressure in this young age group of otherwise healthy women,’ she said. ‘We also found that high physical activity was strongly associated with a reduced risk of elevated blood pressure, so I would encourage all young women to consider their own lifestyle behaviours and habits today and what changes they could make to improve their heart health for the future.’  Heart disease kills four times more Australian women than breast cancer, according to figures from Heart Research Australia – making it the second biggest killer in the country after dementia. NOTE: Inflammation is the key to heart disease ask the front desk for an anti-inflammatory foods list.

WELLNESS: COLLARD GREENS are a close relative of kale and packed with many of the same nutrients found in all dark leafy greens: vitamins K, A and C, as well as calcium. Collard greens (Brassica oleracea acephala) are considered to be a descendent of loose-leafed wild cabbage found in in many parts of Europe more than 2,000 years ago. Nicknamed collards, these dark leafy greens are part of the cruciferous vegetable family. Some of the close relatives of collards are: Bok choy, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Kale. Because conventional collard crops may be treated with pesticides, you should always buy organic or, better yet, grow your own. Collards are easy to grow and can be harvested twice a year due to their high frost tolerance; some suggest a touch of frost lends collards a sweeter taste. Collard greens possess anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cancer-fighting and cholesterol-reducing properties, making it a healthy addition to most diets. In general, regularly consuming large amounts of collard greens may not be advisable if you: Have a thyroid problem: Collards contain goitrogens, which have been shown to interfere with iodine absorption when consumed in large amounts. Suffer from oxalate kidney stones: Intake of high-oxalate foods, particularly beet greens, spinach and Swiss chard, and collards to a lesser degree, is thought to be a causative factor in the development of kidney stones. Take anticoagulants (blood thinners) such as warfarin: The high amount of vitamin K found in collards may be concerning because vitamin K plays a major role in blood clotting. “In a recent study, steamed collard greens outshined steamed kale, mustard greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage in terms of its ability to bind bile acids in the digestive tract. When this bile-acid binding takes place, it is easier for the bile acids to be excreted from the body. Since bile acids are made from cholesterol, the net impact of this bile-acid binding is a lowering of the body’s cholesterol level. It’s worth noting that steamed collards show much greater bile-acid binding ability than raw collards.” Collards also pack a wealth of cancer-fighting glucosinolates that support healthy detoxification and fight inflammation. Notably, collards are rich in phytonutrients such as di-indolyl-methane and sulforaphane, which have been shown to both inhibit cancer cell growth and kill cancer cells, especially with respect to breast, cervical, colon, prostate and ovarian cancer.

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CHIROPRACTIC: IN SEARCH OF NATURAL HEALTH Health is a natural expression of a normally functioning body. In order for an illness to get a foothold the normal function of the body has to be compromised. Chiropractic has discovered factors that can compromise body health which include: altered communication within the body due to misalignments, toxins from the environment and accumulating toxins due to poor body housekeeping, hormone imbalances related to dysfunctions within the body and disruptors from our foods and environment, faulty regulation of stress hormones due to a lack of exercise, rest and relaxation and the lack of proper building blocks due to faulty diet. When we see a patient who suffers from a specific health concern one of our jobs is determined which of the previous issues are in effect. You will notice none of the issues presented included the deficiency of pharmaceutical drugs. There are rare cases where genetics, permanent damage from injuries and other factors would require drugs and surgery as a first approach. In the vast majority of cases the first approach should be the Five Laws of Health: diet, exercise, positive mental and spiritual attitude, rest and relaxation and the removal of communication interference through spinal adjusting. If your nervous system can’t control and coordinate properly then you will never be in good health. But if you’re nervous system doesn’t have the building blocks i.e. nutrients in order to control and coordinate good health and that will be a limiting factor. At Keefe Clinic we try to utilize a holistic approach in order to address the different factors limiting the expression of vibrant health and thus restoring health naturally.

FUNNY BONE: A guy is sitting at home when he hears a knock at the door. He opens the door and sees a   snail on the porch. He picks up the snail and throws it as far as he can. Three years later there’s a knock on the door. He opens it and sees the same snail. The snail says: ‘What the heck was that all about?’@@ It’s the World Cup Final, and a man makes his way to his seat right next to the pitch. He sits down, noticing that the seat next to him is empty. He leans over and asks his neighbour if someone will be sitting there. ‘No,’ says the neighbour. ‘The seat is empty.’ ‘This is incredible,’ said the man. ‘Who in their right mind would have a seat like this for the Final and not use it?’ The neighbour says, ‘Well actually the seat belongs to me. I was supposed to come with my wife, but she passed away. This is the first World Cup Final we haven’t been to together since we got married.’ ‘Oh, I’m so sorry to hear that. That’s terrible….But couldn’t you find someone else, a friend, relative or even a neighbour to take her seat?’ The man shakes his head. ‘No,’ he says. ‘They’re all at the funeral.’

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Health is a choice

Health is a choice

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Working with patients for over 42 years I’ve learned the importance of proper lifestyle choices. It’s been said there are no incurable diseases just some incurable patients. Outside of rare genetic disorders most people have the inborn ability to live a healthy, pain-free life. But that ability requires making quality life choices. I’m pretty sure most people realize what shape your house would be in you never cleaned it in 20 years. A similar thing is true about your body; if you’re not proactive in taking care of your health then complicated health issues can develop that take time to repair. Unfortunately, in most cases, we are unaware that our bodies are breaking down because we have no obvious symptoms. It’s similar to drinking water, as we age our sense of thirst diminishes and we can be significantly dehydrated and not even know it.

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A lot of times it is just simple things that need to be addressed in order to maintain excellent health. Movement is important, you don’t have to be conditioning for the Olympics to stay in good health even three days a week of walking or other exercise can have a significant benefit. Rest and relaxation including refreshing sleep are crucial on regulating stress hormones that can have a profound effect on your health over time. Positive mental and spiritual attitude have a healing effect on the mind as well as the body, practicing an act of kindness not only helps others in our society but floods your body with important hormones and chemicals that not only give you a sense of well-being but have health promoting benefits. Since the nervous system controls and coordinates everything in the body maintaining a stress free nervous system through regular chiropractic adjustments are crucial. Chiropractic keeps the communication channels open and allows the body to self-regulate and heal. And what you put in your mouth is crucial, it has been said that, “We dig our own graves with a fork.”

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At Keefe clinic we try to engage each of these five laws of health to help you attain and maintain good health. No matter what pharmaceutical companies tell you drugs can’t heal you they can only manipulate your perception of symptoms. We not only want to encourage you to make healthy choices but also to provide tools to help you maintain the best health possible. With Vega testing we not only pick up problems that are developing but zero in on the best product or formula to restore normal function.

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Grape Juice: Better than aspirin?

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Dr. John Folts is currently the Director of the Coronary Thrombosis Research Laboratory at The University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Dr. Folts’ current research is on in vitro platelet mediated coronary thrombosis and anti-oxidants. Dr. Folts developed the experimental model on Aspirin in 1974 and demonstrated by in vitro testing that aspirin can reduce arterial blood clots.

The anti-stick factor

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Platelets, a class of blood cells, aid in clotting. They keep a fresh cut in the skin from causing life-threatening blood loss. In persons with coronary artery disease, however, overly sensitive platelets may foster clots that obstruct blood flow through vessels already narrowed by fatty deposits. The result can be a heart attack.

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In a host of studies, Folts’ team has shown that red wine and dark beers inhibit platelets in the blood from becoming unusually sticky and generating those risky, clot-forming clumps. Indeed, these dark-colored drinks clearly outperform lighter ones, such as vodka, white wine, and pale lagers.

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What tends to distinguish a dark beer from a light brew, or a ruby-hued wine from a white one, is their concentrations of quercetin, rutin, resveratrol, and other flavonoid pigments.

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In their new study, the Wisconsin scientists initially recruited five healthy men and women (including Folts) to drink about three servings of purple grape juice at a sitting — some 20 to 24 ounces. An hour later, the researchers sampled the volunteers’ blood and put it into a device that measures platelet stickiness. Compared to blood samples taken an hour prior to drinking the juice, the later blood was almost 50 percent less prone to platelet clumping.

That’s a lot of juice, Folts acknowledges, so he decided to explore what would happen if he halved the dose and drank it daily for a week. Two or 3 days after the last glass was drunk, each volunteer returned for another blood test.

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The results, reported this week, indicate that regular consumption of the popular juice appears to have a carryover effect. Even after a hiatus of several days, the volunteers’ blood was about 25 percent less likely to clump than before the treatment began.

Dr. Keefe, Keefe Clinic. Tulsa Chiropractor, pain, natural health care.This finding was particularly welcome, Folts notes, because most heart attacks occur in the early morning, sometimes just as an individual is getting up. His group’s data now suggest that even if the juice had been drunk the day before, it would still confer some protection.

Unlike aspirin

For nearly a decade, cardiologists have known that healthy men over 50 — and postmenopausal women — can nearly halve their risk of heart attack by taking an aspirin every other day. Like grape juice, this drug appears to work by inhibiting platelet aggregation.

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However, when adrenaline is pumped into the blood in response to stress or heavy exercise, Folts points out, aspirin’s platelet inhibition virtually disappears. So in the new study, he tested grape juice drinkers’ blood to see if the same thing happened to them.

In one case, he took the volunteers’ blood, added adrenaline to it, and then measured its susceptibility to platelet clumping. In another, some volunteers exercised and then provided blood for analysis. In both cases, Folts says, the juice depressed platelet clumping.

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In the late seventies however, we discovered that if we raised the adrenaline or epinephrine, that the same thing, 75% -80% of the time clot formation comes back with aspirin and that’s a serious problem. That’s why we have spent the last 20 years looking for drugs and food substances that would inhibit the platelets and prevent the clot formation, but also, prevent the renewal of clot formation from elevated epinephrine.

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Now, in our previous findings with the animal model, we have shown that red wine, moderate amounts equivalent to 2 glasses in you or I, purple grape juice; not the clear or white grape juice, tea, but not coffee, in this animal model reduced or inhibited platelet mediated clot formation and protected against potentially fatal coronary thrombosis. These flavonoids in red wine, purple grape juice and tea inhibit platelets about the same as aspirin but they have one unique feature. THEY PROTECT AGAINST ELEVATIONS OF ADRENALINE, WHICH ASPIRIN DOES NOT. That makes the flavonoids more desirable.

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday April 24, 2017

 

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

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IN THE NEWS: Britain’s worst hypochondriac, 61, is banned from every hospital in the country after costing the NHS thousands by faking illnesses including Ebola and AIDS Britain’s worst hypochondriac who has previously been banned from every hospital in the country after faking various illnesses including Ebola has been caught out again. Christopher Dearlove, 61, assumed 98 aliases, gave 47 dates of birth and faked symptoms to get treatment and a bed at health centres nationwide. He was slapped with an ASBO (An anti-social behaviour order) in 2010 banning him from using the NHS unless genuinely in need of medical attention but has since breached it dozens of times. Most recently he turned up at Yeovil District Hospital in Somerset in February and said he was ill and ‘had been receiving treatment at another hospital’. But staff saw through the ruse and he admitted breaching his ASBO at Taunton Crown Court today. The ban came after the courts heard he cost the health service tens of thousands by faking illnesses, which each admission costing NHS trusts up to £1,000. (1283.89 US Dollar)

WELLNESS: The secret to surviving a heart attack? Eating plenty of salmon, pecans and vegetable oils ‘lowers chances of dying’ Oily fish like mackerel, salmon and sardines have high levels of omega-3, Some nuts, seeds and oils contain high levels of plant-based equivalent, Study looked at research based on more than 45,000 patients globally. These foods reduce inflammation in the body which is the latest scientific understanding for heart disease. The cholesterol theory for heart disease has never once been proven through scientific studies in the past 50 years. Unfortunately sometimes politics and fraud produce practices that takes years to expose and change. If you’re taking drugs for cholesterol your shortening your life span. Change your diet and lifestyle and you can substantially reduce your likelihood of having a heart attack. Note: Ask for list of anti-inflammatory foods.

CHIROPRACTIC: One in Three Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease is Preventable About one in every three deaths in the US is attributed to cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attacks and stroke. About 800,000 Americans die from cardiovascular disease annually. A quarter of these deaths could be prevented through simple lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, and managing your diabetes. Your diet is your primary and best tool for the prevention of inflammation that can lead to cardiovascular diseases. Reducing sugars/fructose and grains in your diet is a critical measure to reduce your cardiovascular risk. Compelling research suggests that vitamin D deficiency, combined with cholesterol deficiency, may be at the heart of the cardiovascular disease phenomenon. Guidelines that will help reduce chronic inflammation and protect against heart disease are included. This includes specific dietary measures, exercise, sun exposure, grounding and much more. Studies show that most medical approaches don’t extend life as much is reports would indicate. Balloons, stents and bypass surgery come with several complications. Chiropractic adjustments help balance the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system which is crucial to heart health. Targeted nutrients to the blood vessels that surround the heart can cause dramatic improvement in short periods of time. Following your body type diet with emphasis on anti-inflammatory foods and balancing the body’s pH can take a surgical heart condition and turn it into a healthy heart in the matter of weeks.

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FUNNY BONE: I remember once when my dad gave me money to pay the electricity bill but instead I bought a raffle ticket for a brand new car. When I got home, I explained to my dad what I did and he beat the crap out of me. But the next day, when my dad woke up and opened the door, outside my house was a brand new car. We all cried especially me, because the car was from the electricity company, they were there to cut off the electricity, my dad beat the crap out of me again@@ Q: What do you call having your grandma on speed dial? A: Instagram. @@ When butterflies are in love, do they feel human’s in their stomach?@@

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday DEC. 26, 2016

 

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IN THE NEWS: DRONE PACKAGE DELIVERY Recently Amazon announced the first drone delivery. They have a select 30 customers that they’re using to do test marketing for drone deliveries. The customer in question lived out in the country and the product that he ordered was not touched by human hands. The Internet order was sent to a robot in the warehouse that found the product and delivered it and attached it to the drone. The drone in turn successfully delivered the product to the customer within 13 minutes from click to arrival. Now they just need to mount lasers to deal with the porch pirates that steal newly delivered packages. Welcome to the 21st century.

 

WELLNESS: GROWING DANGER OF SUPERBUG INFECTIONS For years I’ve been warning patients against the overuse of antibiotics. Even though the problem in the past was rare, statistics show it’s not rare anymore. The 2014 review on antimicrobial resistance made a low estimate that around 700,000 deaths are caused each year because of resistant organisms. As a patient I realize that it is difficult not to follow a doctor’s recommendations when they prescribe antibiotics. And if the average doctor was careful in their prescription of antibiotics then we would not be having the problem that we have today. The facts are, most of the time, antibiotics are prescribed unnecessarily. By that I mean there are natural means to effectively resolve the bacterial overgrowth that has led to the infection. The number of natural “antibiotics” is growing every year. Natural antibiotics do not cause antibiotic resistant strains because natural antibiotics are not the same as pharmaceutical antibiotics and they work on a completely different mechanism. The above death statistics from superbug infections will probably start doubling every 5 to 10 years. It’s important you make a choice today to keep you and your family safe. Number 1 keep your nervous system free of pressure nd maintain a healthy diet. Number 2 if you believe you have an infection make an appointment so we can evaluate if a natural product would be effective. Most infections are self-limiting. Chiropractic and natural healthcare 1st, drugs 2nd, surgery last.

 

CHIROPRACTIC: OFFERING SAFER HEALTHCARE The CDC estimates over 2000 people a week die from prescription drugs. Another thousand people die as a result of surgery. A good percent of those surgeries and most of the prescriptions could have been prevented through natural healthcare. The advancement and natural healthcare in the past 40 years has been amazing. If there weren’t powerful forces trying to limit patients access to natural healthcare, based on statistics of research done in the late 90s chiropractic and natural healthcare would be the dominant healthcare in the United States. In a American Medical Association’s report released in the late 90s showed that more people are seeking doctors who practice natural healthcare than doctors who prescribed drugs and surgery. That initiated major changes in insurance coverage to direct people away from natural healthcare. The American Medical Association does not want its members to have to compete with doctors in the natural healthcare field because studies/statistics show they would lose hands down. Drugs and surgery shine in the emergency room under crisis care conditions. Most health problems are not crisis care conditions and are best served by diet, targeted nutritional therapy, spinal adjustments, exercise and detoxification. Tell your friends about chiropractic.

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FUNNY BONE: Late one night a mugger wearing a mask stopped a well-dressed man and stuck a gun in his ribs. “Give me your money,” he demanded. Scandalized, the man replied, “You can’t do this – I’m a US Congressman!” “Oh! In that case,” smiled the robber, “Give me MY money!”@@ Police officer talks to a driver: Your tail light is broken, your tires must be exchanged and your bumper hangs halfway down. That will be 300 dollars. Driver: Alright, go ahead. They want twice as much as that at the garage.@@ “According to a new estimate, Congress has had a full work week just 14 percent of the time since 1978. Congress said they planned to address the report next week because it’s already Tuesday.” –Jimmy Kimmel

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Stopping blood clots before they happen

Stopping blood clots before they happen

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Blood clotting, or coagulation, is an important process that prevents excessive bleeding when a blood vessel is injured. Platelets (a type of blood cell) and proteins in your plasma (the liquid part of blood) work together to stop the bleeding by forming a clot over the injury.

Signs and Symptoms of Blood Clots: Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

and Pulmonary Embolism (PE)

Deep Vein Thrombosis:

Signs and Symptoms

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in one of the deep veins of your body, usually in your legs, but sometimes in your arm.  The signs and symptoms of a DVT include:

  • Swelling, usually in one leg (or arm)
  • Leg pain or tenderness often described as a cramp or Charley horse
  • Reddish or bluish skin discoloration
  • Leg (or arm) warm to touch

These symptoms of a blood clot may feel similar to a pulled muscle or a “Charlie horse,” but may differ in that the leg (or arm) may be swollen, slightly discolored, and warm.

Pulmonary Embolism:

Signs and Symptoms

Clots can break off from a DVT and travel to the lung, causing a pulmonary embolism (PE), which can be fatal.  The signs and symptoms of a PE include:

  • Sudden shortness of breath
  • Chest pain-sharp, stabbing; may get worse with deep breath
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Unexplained cough, sometimes with bloody mucus

Call an ambulance or 911 immediately for treatment in the ER if you experience these Pulmonary Embolism symptoms.

Blood clots form when platelets (blood components) and plasma proteins thicken, forming a semisolid mass. This process may be triggered by an injury or it can sometimes occur inside blood vessels that don’t have an obvious injury.

Once these clots form, they can travel to other parts of your body, causing harm. Factors and conditions that can cause troublesome blood clots, as well as serious conditions that are associated with blood clots, include:

Video: How cots form

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Here Are Recommendations To Help Reduce The Risk Of Blood Clots:

  • Fruits:
    • apricots
    • oranges
    • blackberries
    • pineapple
    • blackcurrant
    • plums
    • blueberries
    • prunes
    • raspberries
    • strawberries
    • grapes
    • cranberries
    • tangerines
    • tomatoes
  • Spices, herbs and others:
    • curry
    • cayenne
    • paprika
    • thyme
    • turmeric
    • ginger
    • dandelion
    • gingko
    • licorice
    • peppermint
  • Wine
  • Vinegar
  • Honey
  • Cider
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  • Consume foods that are rich in vitamin E or omega-3 fatty acids (both of which have blood thinning properties and may reduce the risk of blood clots):
    • Sources of omega-3 fatty acids include:
      • Fatty fish (i.e.  anchovies, salmon, lake trout, herring, mackerel) and fish oil
      • Plant sources (i.e. flaxseed, sunflower seeds, canola oil, corn oil, safflower oil, soy)
    • Vitamin E rich foods include:
      • Nuts (i.e. walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts)
      • Vegetable oils (i.e. canola oil, sunflower oil, palm oil)
      • Lentils (i.e. chickpeas)
      • Oats and wheat
    • Other foods and supplements that reduce blood clotting:

LINK: FOOD THAT REDUCE INFLAMMATION 

WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Nov. 14, 2016

 

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

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IN THE NEWS: What is alkaline water and can it really help with heartburn? You may have noticed the buzz about alkaline water recently: It’s a staple of the alkaline diet, and promoted by celebs like Miranda Kerr for its supposed health perks. Among those perks is the belief that alkaline H2O—which, by definition, has a higher pH (and lower acidity) than what comes out of the tap—can help neutralize stomach acid and relieve symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux, aka heartburn. NOTE: though this article was interesting and it does show benefits for heartburn that’s not the primary purpose of alkaline water. Alkaline water is one tool along with other foods and drinks to change your pH to more normal setting. Both urine and saliva should be 6.4. When your urine pH gets down to 5.5 or below this puts your body under stress. One of the things that happens is you start leeching alkaline minerals from your bone and teeth. So alkaline water can be an important tool if you system is hyper acidic which usually means it’s inflamed.

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WELLNESS: The secret to surviving a heart attack? Eating plenty of salmon, pecans and vegetable oils ‘lowers chances of dying’ Oily fish like mackerel, salmon and sardines have high levels of omega-3, Some nuts, seeds and oils contain high levels of plant-based equivalent, Study looked at research based on more than 45,000 patients globally. These foods reduce inflammation in the body which is the latest scientific understanding for heart disease. The cholesterol theory for heart disease has never once been proven through scientific studies in the past 50 years. Unfortunately sometimes politics and fraud produce practices that takes years to expose and change. If you’re taking drugs for cholesterol your shortening your life span. Change your diet and lifestyle and you can substantially reduce your likelihood of having a heart attack. Note: Ask for list of anti-inflammatory foods.

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CHIROPRACTIC: The neurological bases for neck and arm symptoms Your neck contains the smallest vertebrae in your spine with the least amount of support. Neck problems can arise from simple headdown posture to whiplash type injuries. When these bones lose their proper position and balance they can stress the delicate nerves that travel into the muscles and tissues of the neck and on down the arm to the tip of the fingers. This can be the source of neck pain, stiffness, limited rotation and problems sleeping. These nerves also innervate the shoulder and can lead to different types of shoulder dysfunction, the elbow leading to tennis elbow type symptoms, the wrist leading to carpal tunnel syndrome and into the fingers leading to grip strength issues, numbness and tingling within the hand. Medications, of course, do not realign the spine. And suppressing symptoms thus allowing misalignments to remain are the source of long-term degenerating processes like arthritis and disc disease. Chiropractic offers the safest most direct method of restoring a strong healthy neck. If you or someone you know suffers from neck or arm symptoms tell them about chiropractic.

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FUNNY BONE: Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.@@ We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Nov. 7, 2016

 

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DIET: Belly needs berries – Which is the best relief for a troubled stomach? Strawberries. They not only eliminate the ulcers of the stomach, but also minimize the damage done by the mucous membrane. It is free of side effects as it is a fruit and is hence suggested by naturopaths for regular consumption. It is good to note that turmeric, dark green vegetables and yoghurt also pack similar benefits

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IN THE NEWS: Revolutionary new blood test for pregnant mothers ‘may determine the health of small babies’  Pregnant women could soon be given a blood test to detect small babies at risk of being stillborn. One in 20 babies are starved in the womb, through a malfunction in the placenta or poor blood flow through the umbilical cord. These tiny babies are at risk of dying, or can be left with cerebral palsy, but often go undetected in low-risk healthy mothers who are currently not offered scans in the last trimester of pregnancy. However scientists at Queen Mary University of London have now found a protein the mother’s blood, called DLK1, which provides a biological read-out of their baby’s wellbeing. Dr Charalambous said: ‘Measuring DLK1 levels in the mother’s blood could be a reliable and non-invasive way of predicting whether there are likely to be complications, especially those that cause reduced nutrient supply to the baby.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: CHIROPRACTIC TO LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE Doctors of chiropractic generally utilize spinal manipulation to address musculoskeletal issues. Most people think that chiropractic is only good for back and neck pain. But chiropractic can do more for a person’s wellness than just relieve pain. A recent double-blinded study compared a group of patients to see how spinal manipulation impacted their blood pressure. The researchers found that “specific thoracic spinal manipulations affected three measures: blood pressure, pulse rate, and changes in hypertension (high blood pressure) classification only in the active treatment group.” If you are one of many people looking to reduce your blood pressure, you may want to add chiropractic care to exercise and healthy eating. The combination will get healthier faster.

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FUNNY BONE: Teacher: Glenn, how do you spell crocodile? Glenn: K-R-O-K-O-D-I-a-L teacher: no, that’s wrong. Glenn: maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it. @@ I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn’t find any.@@ How do you keep an idiot in suspense?@@ A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.@@ Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.@@ Housework can’t kill you, but why take a chance?

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Aug. 22, 2016

 

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John H. Keefe III, D.C.

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DIET: Omega-3s May Improve Healing After a Heart Attack Recent research suggests high doses (4 grams) of the omega-3 fats EPA and DHA may help improve healing after a heart attack. Another study found heart attack survivors who took 1 gram of animal-based omega-3 fat each day for three years had a 50 percent reduced chance of sudden cardiac death. It’s important to realize that omega-3 from marine animal and plant sources are NOT interchangeable. Plant-based ALA is a source of energy, while DHA and EPA are important structural elements of your cells.

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IN THE NEWS: Kids and Concussions: A Parent Primer on Initial Assessment You’re at your 10-year-old’s soccer game and he’s just collided with a member of the opposing team while fighting for a ball in the air. Unfortunately, the two hit heads and both leave the field crying, but clearly conscious. What to do? In many cases, both children will return to the game a few minutes later. Big mistake. Concussions are serious whenever and wherever they occur, but unlike professional sports, when children suffer a possible concussion, there’s often no one around to evaluate it properly. Here’s what you can do to help identify some of the often-subtle signs of a concussion and make the informed decision to get further evaluation from a health care professional. Ask Questions:  What month is it? What is the date today? What is the day of the week? What year is it? What time is it right now? (within one hour) They need to go to the ER immediately for evaluation, according to KidsHealth.org: Loss of consciousness, Severe headache / headache that worsens, Blurred vision, Difficulty walking, Confusion / not making sense Slurred speech , Unresponsiveness (unable to be awakened). GET CHIROPRACTIC CARE.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: CHIROPRACTIC TO LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE Doctors of chiropractic generally utilize spinal manipulation to address musculoskeletal issues. Most people think that chiropractic is only good for back and neck pain. But chiropractic can do more for a person’s wellness than just relieve pain. A recent double-blinded study compared a group of patients to see how spinal manipulation impacted their blood pressure. The researchers found that “specific thoracic spinal manipulations affected three measures: blood pressure, pulse rate, and changes in hypertension (high blood pressure) classification only in the active treatment group.” If you are one of many people looking to reduce your blood pressure, you may want to add chiropractic care to exercise and healthy eating. The combination will get healthier faster.

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FUNNY BONE: A recent scientific study showed that out of 2,293,618,367 people, 94% are too lazy to actually read that number.@@ A man goes to the lawyer: “What is your fee?” Lawyer says: “1000 US dollars for 3 questions.” Man: “Wow – so much! Isn’t it a bit expensive?” Lawyer: “Yes, what is your third question?”@@ Two years ago I asked the girl of my dreams on a date, today I asked her to marry me.  She said no, on both occasions.@@ My friend boasted he had the body of a Greek god. I had to explain where Buddha actually comes from.
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday July 18, 2016

 

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IN THE NEWS: Achy joints, migraines and stomach cramps? Ditch the painkillers and learn how to EAT your pain away 1. GET YOUR FIVE-A-DAY It is one health message that no-one can claim to be unaware of – eating five pieces of fresh fruit or vegetables each day is beneficial to a person’s general health and wellbeing. However, a specific benefit of eating a rainbow of colours, is that it can also help to get rid of pain 2. THE ‘F’-WORD Fats in our diet are metabolised in the body and turned into ‘local hormones’, known as prostaglandins. ‘There is evidence that the omega-3 fatty acids reduce it. In contrast, omega-6 fatty acids are linked to increasing inflammation. 3. BUILDING BLOCKS Protein is essential for repair and healing in the body, but high levels of protein from meats may actually have the opposite effect. 4. SPICE IT UP! Include plenty of gentle spices in your meals.The spices turmeric, cayenne and ginger are known to have an anti-inflammatory action in the body. 5. HOLD ON TO YOUR WATER BOTTLE Water transports nutrients to where they are needed in the body and removes toxins, waste products and dead cells, which are produced in higher quantities when there is inflammation. 6. SAY ‘NO’ TO… Sugary foods and refined, Coffee, Fizzy drinks, Saturated Fats.

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WELLNESS: Long-term marijuana use linked to changes in brain’s reward system People who use marijuana for many years respond differently to natural rewards than people who don’t use the drug, according to a new study. “This study shows that marijuana disrupts the natural reward circuitry of the brain, making marijuana highly salient to those who use it heavily,” study author Dr. Francesca Filbey, an associate professor of behavioral and brain science at the University of Texas at Dallas, said in a statement. “In essence, these brain alterations could be a marker of transition to problematic use.” The researchers also looked at the relationship between certain problems linked to marijuana use, such as family issues, and the people’s brain responses to the pictures of marijuana paraphernalia. It turned out that the more problems that people’s marijuana use was related to, the more their brains responded to the marijuana cues. “The greater the number of problems they had indicating potential cannabis use disorder, the greater the alterations are in their response to the cues,” Filbey told Live Science.

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

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FUNNY BONES:  Regular naps prevent old age, especially if you take them while driving.@@ Few women admit their age; few men act it.@@ A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.@@ Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday July 4, 2016

 

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 IN THE NEWS: Breast cancer patients’ lives ‘being ruined by side effects of chemo’ that leaves them exhausted Debilitating treatment ‘stops women going to shops or climbing stairs’, Study finds 20% of over 65s unable to live independently after a year, Doctors say women should be given more help to cope with side effects. Dr Cynthia Owusu, an assistant professor at the University Hospitals, in Cleveland, Ohio, and her team undertook a detailed study of 184 women over 65 who had been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. After 12 months of treatment – mainly chemotherapy – a fifth were unable to carry out basic daily tasks. These included walking across a room, light housework, shopping, kneeling or standing long enough to have a shower. Dr Owusu said it was largely due to ‘chemotherapy toxicity’ which essentially means the treatment is poisoning the body. Seven women died within the year, due to the side effects of the treatment or as a result of another illness other than breast cancer. In rare cases chemotherapy can be fatal and it causes damage to the heart, lungs, kidneys and liver. ‘Beyond treating the cancer itself, the whole person has to be considered, including other health concerns and also the emotional impact of diagnosis and treatment. Note: Google black salve and breast-cancer there are alternatives.

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WELLNESS: The secret to surviving a heart attack? Eating plenty of salmon, pecans and vegetable oils ‘lowers chances of dying’ Oily fish like mackerel, salmon and sardines have high levels of omega-3, Some nuts, seeds and oils contain high levels of plant-based equivalent, Study looked at research based on more than 45,000 patients globally. These foods reduce inflammation in the body which is the latest scientific understanding for heart disease. The cholesterol theory for heart disease has never once been proven through scientific studies in the past 50 years. Unfortunately sometimes politics and fraud produce practices that takes years to expose and change. If you’re taking drugs for cholesterol your shortening your life span. Change your diet and lifestyle and you can substantially reduce your likelihood of having a heart attack. Note: Ask for list of anti-inflammatory foods.

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CHIROPRACTIC: INCREASING COMMUNICATION WITHIN THE BODY Health is when your cells and organs are functioning properly in relationship with the rest of the body. How does the liver know what the stomach needs? It doesn’t, it’s the nervous system that not only initiates function but coordinates function throughout the body. If your nervous system is under too much stress organs and glands start to malfunction. Chiropractic adjustments reestablish and tune the proper communication and thus coordination to body function. Chiropractic patients have an immune system that functions substantially more efficient than the average person on the street. Studies show that regular chiropractic care improves the repair of DNA. Tell a friend about chiropractic they will be glad you did.

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FUNNY BONE: Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. Jules Renard @@ I’ve always thought my neighbors were quite nice people. But then they put a password on their Wi-Fi. @@ Nature abhors a vacuum, but not as much as a cat does.@@ They say money doesn’t bring you happiness. Still, it is better to verify things for yourself.@@ I can’t believe I forgot to go to the gym today. That’s 7 years in a row now.

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Heart disease

Heart disease

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The cholesterol theory of heart disease has been disproven several years ago. The most common cause for heart is an inflammatory chemistry. Junk food, stress a diet out of balance can all lead to an inflammatory chemistry. Inflammation can lead to changes in the coronary arteries which lead to narrowing of the arteries which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Ways of reducing inflammation in the body includes eating anti-inflammatory foods ( http://www.keefeclinic.com/wp/foods-that-reduce-inflammation/ ), fish oils are very beneficial, drinking alkaline water as well as alkaline producing foods. Antioxidants like pomegranate plus is very protective and Heart Health has herbs for circulation to the heart. I include the linked products for your consideration.

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday March 7, 2016

 

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IN THE NEWS: Heartburn Can Be Easily Eliminated Without Hazardous, Habit Forming Drugs Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) like Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid are designed to treat a very limited range of severe problems, yet as many as 20 million Americans take them for mild to moderate heartburn. PPIs have been linked to a heightened risk for a number of serious health problems, including chronic kidney disease, pneumonia, osteoporosis, hip fractures, dementia, heart disease, and heart attacks. There are many ways to eliminate heartburn or acid reflux without drugs, starting with eating real food and probiotic-rich fermented foods. Helpful supplements that help treat the underlying cause are also reviewed.

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WELLNESS: IS YOUR BODY A TOXIC DUMP FOR CORPORATIONS? More than 200 industrial chemicals, found in products like pesticides, jet fuel and flame retardants, are found in Americans’ blood and breast milk. Chemical companies spent $100,000 lobbying per member of Congress in 2015 to successfully block serious oversight. Toxins you’re exposed to while in your mother’s womb can end up impacting the health of your great-grandchildren through inherited epigenetic changes. Ask us about a detox program, body ecology is a foundation for good health.

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

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

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FUNNY BONES:  Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.@@ If you’re naturally kind, you attract a lot of people you don’t like.@@ We owe a lot to Thomas Edison – if it wasn’t for him, we’d be watching television by candlelight.@@ The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.@@ When we talk to God, we’re praying. When God talks to us, we’re schizophrenic.@@ I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again.@@ When I eventually met Mr. Right I had no idea that his first name was Always.

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Feb. 8, 2016

 

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DIET: SUGAR MAY INCREASE BREAST, LUNG CANCER RISK, STUDY FINDS Table sugar may increase the risk of breast cancer, according to a new animal study from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Previous research has drawn a link between higher sugar intake and breast cancer development, suggesting inflammation as a source, but the current study instead looked at the role of sugar in mammary gland tumor development. The study found that at six months of age, 30 percent of mice on a starch-control diet had measurable tumors, while 60 to 58 percent of mice on sucrose-enriched diets developed mammary tumors. Study authors said moderate sugar consumption is critical, as the per capita consumption of sugar in the United States is more than 100 pounds per year, and increased consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is a significant contributor to the worldwide epidemics of obesity, heart disease and cancer.

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IN THE NEWS: STUDY MAY REVEAL WHY SOME PEOPLE LIVE TO 100 A new study suggests that centenarians have fewer genes linked to major illnesses.  Science may be closer to figuring out why some people live so darn long. Researchers studying 1,800 people over the age of 100 and another 5,400 over the age of 90 discovered four genes linked to their longevity, Live Science reports. In short, centenarians seem to have fewer genes connected to major diseases, according to Time. “It seems intuitively obvious that avoiding disease is part of the strategy of becoming a centenarian,” Time quotes Kim as saying. But he notes that conclusion goes against “really strong dogma in the field.” Most researchers tend to believe undiscovered anti-aging genes are responsible, but Kim posits it could be much simpler: Centenarians may just get fewer diseases.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: Heart disease With the death rate from heart problems so high and the number of Americans suffering with heart related disease, we need to look at our approach to heart health. Fortunately, we are slowly evolving from an era where a headache has been treated as an aspirin deficiency into an era of molecular or nutritional medicine, where we can now find the biochemical defects (missing nutrients) that predispose people to many symptoms. With heart disease it is been found that inflammation is the number one cause. Besides assuring you have normal nerve supply to your heart with proper chiropractic care diet is your best defense against heart disease. The scary thing is heart drugs can make the underlying problem worse in most cases. Your best serve by following simple rules a diet balance to your body type including anti-inflammatory foods, the proper type and dose of magnesium, targeted nutrition to repair the damage to the arteries, proper stress management and some form of regular exercise. Under the correct program you can see symptom improvement within a matter of days or weeks.

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FUNNY BONE: For Martin Luther King Day, I asked my fifth graders how they’d make the world a better place. One said, “I’d make potato skins a main dish rather than an appetizer.”

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Jan. 11, 2016

 

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

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IN THE NEWS: IF YOU’RE ON STATINS YOU NEED TO QUIT. One in four Americans over the age of 45 take a statin drug to reduce their cholesterol. Most are prescribed a statin as a primary prevention strategy against heart attack and stroke. In one recent study, statin use was associated with a 52 percent increased prevalence and extent of calcified coronary plaque compared to non-users. A second study showed type 2 diabetics with advanced atherosclerosis who are frequent statin users have significantly higher amounts of coronary artery calcification compared to less frequent users of the drug. Statins have been shown to significantly increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In one study, statins increased the risk of type 2 diabetics in postmenopausal women by 48 percent. Adverse effects of statin drugs include muscle problems, nerve damage in hands and feet, immune depression, pancreas and liver dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, cataracts, memory loss, and an increased risk of cancer. If you’re on a statin drug, you must take at least 100-200 mg of ubiquinol or CoQ10 per day as statins deplete your body of CoQ10.

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WELLNESS: ENDOCRINE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS THREATEN WOMEN’S HEALTH THROUGHOUT LIFE Precocious puberty is triggered by premature release of hormones, which results in sexual maturation, sometimes years before the natural norm. Environmental exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals plays a major if not decisive role. Store your food and beverages in glass, rather than plastic, and avoid using plastic wrap. Use glass containers if heating food in your microwave, as heat tends to increase the release of chemicals from plastic. Be aware that even“BPA-free” plastics typically leach other endocrine-disrupting chemicals that are just as bad as BPA.  Recent research also claims that high soda consumption can affect young girls’ rate of maturation. Many of the same chemicals that cause precocious puberty are also associated with early menopause, which can have an adverse effect on ovarian function.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: THE PROPER USE OF NATURAL HEALTHCARE Anytime you have a neck or back problem or an arm or leg problem chiropractic care should be your first approach. But what if you have a bladder problem or headache or if you have a skin rash or digestive problem, what then? Recently I saw a patient from another state that came in to see me for a digestive issue. She had it for a while but of course she lived out of state so she sought care locally. They had put her on a dangerous immune suppressing medication which caused so many side effects with her she had to discontinue. Unfortunately healthcare can be a dangerous proposition. With the advancement of pharmaceuticals, drugs have become more and more dangerous to take with questionable benefit. With Vega testing we were quickly able to determine what the underlying causes were and the appropriate treatment. Surprise, surprise the treatment was not some dangerous drug but a combination of detoxification and nutritional therapy to heal the digestive problem. I have seen this repeatedly over the past 40 years in practice and it brings back a motto that’s been in chiropractic but repeats says: CHIROPRACTIC FIRST, DRUG SECOND AND SURGERY LAST. Don’t let your restrictive insurance cause you to make a mistake with your health or family’s health. Try natural healthcare first, you’ll be glad you did.

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FUNNY BONES:  I didn’t know my dad was a construction site thief, but when I got home all the signs were there.@@ Hard work pays off in the future; laziness pays off now.@@ Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.

 

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Dec. 21, 2015

 

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John H. Keefe III, D.C.

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IN THE NEWS: Concussion rates highest for kids in rugby, hockey and football Concussion rates vary widely across youth sports, with the greatest injury risk in higher-contact games like rugby, hockey and football, a new research review finds. Overall, young athletes experienced an average of no more than one concussion for roughly every 5,000 minutes of participation time, according to the analysis of previous research on injuries in popular youth sports. That amounts to around one injury for every 67 hours of practice and competition. The concussion rate was about 18 times higher than average for rugby, five times greater for hockey, and roughly double for American football, the study found. A chiropractor can evaluate whether you demonstrate signs of neck injuries commonly associated with concussions, and provide you with relief of neck pain and cervicogenic headaches. According to the literature reviews, one of the most important recommendations that a chiropractor will tell you what to do for concussion is this: If your child is in sports and suffers a blow to the head, and/or experiences signs of a concussion, do not let him continue playing the sport.

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WELLNESS: Shingles linked to increased risk of heart attack, stroke A bout of shingles may increase your risk for other serious health conditions — namely, a stroke or a heart attack — a new study finds. People in the study who had shingles, a disease caused by the herpes zoster virus, faced a 2.4-fold increased risk of stroke, and a 1.7-fold increased risk of heart attack during the first week following their shingles diagnosis, according to the findings published Dec. 15 in the journal PLOS Medicine. Shingles are best handled by nutritional therapy. The immune system imbalances can compromise a lot of other systems in your body. Proper chiropractic care along with nutrition can only help with the current situation but can have a domino effect at preventing other issues from developing that might be related.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: VISION PROBLEMS as we age most of us start to experience problems with our vision. Nutrition can help with a lot of these issues. In the last 20 years vision specialists have been recommending nutritional therapy for different eye conditions because of research. Unfortunately there’s no way to determine what each individual might need for his specific case. Things that research show help in general might not help in a specific case. That’s one reason why we use Vega testing to individualize a nutritional program for our patients. We recently obtained a new test set to help us with patients having eye or vision problems. From glaucoma to cataracts find out what nutrition your eyes need for best health. Call for Vega test today.

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FUNNY BONE: Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.@@ Happiness is like a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly may alight upon you.@@ When the power of love overcomes the love of power, then the world will know peace.@@ According to my calculations the problem doesn’t exist.@@ Why do they leave out the letter b on “Garage Sale” signs?@@ Why do we bake cookies and cook bacon?@@ Why do they have ear piercing while you wait? Is there some shop where you can drop them off and pick them up later?

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Nov 16, 2015

 

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John H. Keefe III, D.C.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: CHILDREN’S HEALTH is in jeopardy in the United States. Chiropractic and nutritional therapy offer hope against the following statistics. 50% of US children have chronic disease/disorders, 21% developmental disabled, current rate of autism 1 in 28 boys. 2007 academic pediatrics, 43 to 54.1% of US children (32 million) have a chronic health condition. 2011 issues of pediatrics between 1997 and 2008,.. Autism, ADHD, or developmental disability,… rose to (over) 10 million, or more than 15% of all kids between the age of three and 17. 2011 archives of Gen. psychiatry.. US has the highest in the world lifetime rate of bipolar disorder at 4.4%. 2013 autism, ADHD, and other developmental disabilities equal 21% US children. kids-and-chiropractic-care/

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DIET: DIET AND HEART FAILURE High consumption of sweetened drinks was linked to increased risk for heart failure in middle-aged and older men. Note that this finding reflected adjustment for a host of potential confounders including education, smoking status, physical activity, personal and family histories of disease, and other dietary factors. heart-problems-do-the-experts-know-what-they-are-doing/

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IN THE NEWS: Government Officials Gut 1986 NCVIA and Betray Public Trust In 1986, Congress created a federal vaccine injury compensation program (VICP) to restrict civil lawsuits against vaccine manufacturers and negligent doctors when government mandated vaccines injure or kill. Two out of three vaccine injury claims are denied. In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court completely shielded the pharmaceutical industry from all civil liability for injuries and deaths caused by FDA licensed vaccines, and the VICP has been systematically gutted. There has been no legal accountability for any corporation or individual who develops, licenses, recommends, promotes, administers, or mandates vaccines that injure and kill Americans.

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FUNNY BONE: Nature abhors a vacuum, but not as much as a cat does.@@ Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.@@ A duck walks into a drugstore and asked for a tube of Chapstick. The cashier says to the duck, “that’ll be a 1.49.” The duck replies, “put it on my bill.”

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Nov. 9, 2015

 

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DIET: 11 Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies include vitamins D, K2, B12, E, and A, omega-3, magnesium, iodine, calcium, iron, and choline. There are risks associated with too much of certain nutrients however, particularly calcium, iodine, and iron. While iron deficiency affects more than a quarter of the global population, it can be lethal to have too much iron, and elevated levels are just as common as deficiency.

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IN THE NEWS: Summer babies more likely to end up with dementia A major study shows that those born in summer are more likely than winter babies to end up developing dementia, with experts suggesting nutrition and exposure to infections may play a crucial role in brain development. Good health habits can reverse this trend. Kids need chiropractic and nutritional therapy also.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: HEART DISEASE one of the most dangerous conditions you can have in the United States is heart disease because of the treatments that are recommended. At a recent nutritional seminar we had a cardiologist discussed the most efficient tests and treatments for heart disease. He presented studies and even statements on the heart Association’s website showing that the standard medical treatment is inappropriate. Heart disease can have a neurological bases and nutritional one. No one has heart disease because they don’t take enough drugs. Cholesterol is not the problem with heart disease it is inflammation. Statin drugs can lead to dementia, cancer, stroke, hormonal problems to name a few. Statin drugs do not save lives but they do make pharmaceutical companies billions of dollars each year. If you or someone you love suffers from heart disease encourage them to come in for an evaluation.

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FUNNY BONE: My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We’ll see about that.@@ Did you fall from heaven? Cause your face is pretty messed up!@@ Isn’t it great to live in the 21st century? Where deleting history has become more important than making it.@@ I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.@@ ‘I never forget a face, but in your case I’d be glad to make an exception.’ Groucho Marx (1890-1977): @@My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.’

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Oct. 19, 2015

 

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John H. Keefe III, D.C.

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IN THE NEWS: Prescription Painkillers Lack Evidence of Safety and Effectiveness    for Long-Term Use Prescriptions for opioid painkillers have risen by 300 percent over the past 10 years. As of 2012, 259 million prescriptions for opioids and other narcotic painkillers were written. Despite dramatic increases in prescriptions, two recent papers assert that no solid evidence can be found in the medical literature supporting the long-term safety and effectiveness of narcotic painkillers. Nearly one-third of American women of childbearing age are prescribed opioids, even though these drugs carry risks of birth defects and other pregnancy-related problems.

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WELLNESS: Even if You Exercise, Sitting Eight Hours a Day Significantly Increases Your Risk of Dying From Any Cause Sitting for more than eight hours a day is associated with a 90 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Those who sit the most have a 147 percent increased relative risk of cardiovascular events compared to those who sit the least; all-cause mortality is increased by 50 percent. Sitting also increases lung cancer 54 percent; uterine cancer by 66 percent, and colon cancer by 30 percent.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has announced a national health care observance: 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: I want a job cleaning mirrors, it’s just something I can really see myself doing.@@ My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”@@ A zookeeper is ordering new animals. As he fills out the forms, he types “two mongeese.” That doesn’t look right, so he tries “two mongoose,” then “two mongooses.” Giving up, he types, “One mongoose, and while you’re at it, send another one.” @@Can’t believe the National Spelling Bee ended in a tye.

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Aug. 31, 2015

 

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 IN THE NEWS: One man lost most of his brain … and had no idea As it turns out maybe the Scarecrow didn’t need that brain after all. Real Clear Science revisits a bizarre case from 2007 in which a relatively normal 44-year-old man—married, two kids, job—turned out to have been going about his life without most of his brain. According to a New Scientist article published when the case was revealed in July 2007, one neurologist estimated the man was missing more than 50 percent to 75 percent of his brain but—other than a slightly below-average IQ of 75, per the study in the Lancet—was suffering no ill effects. Real Clear Science reports the man’s condition stemmed from a case of hydrocephalus (an excessive buildup the cerebrospinal fluid that cushions your brain) suffered as a baby. According to the New Scientist, neurologists could not explain how the man could function while the parts of the brain that control motion, language, vision, emotions, and more were severely compressed. In the end, the case was pointed to as an extreme example of the brain’s adaptability.

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WELLNESS/PREVENTION: Using essential oils to treat the nervous system Essential oils carry biologically active volatile compounds in a highly concentrated form that can provide therapeutic benefits in very small amounts. Black pepper, fennel, and grapefruit oil stimulate sympathetic nervous system activity whereas rose and patchouli oil calm it. An oral lavender oil preparation was found to be as effective as the drug Lorazepam for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. Jasmine oil can also uplift mood and help ameliorate depression.

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

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FUNNY BONE: I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather.. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.@@@ I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.@@@ If I agreed with you we’d both be wrong.@@@ Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.@@@ Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

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