WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE

Week of: Monday March 25, 2019

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

(918) 663-1111

IN THE NEWS: Immune cells in the gut may explain why some people can’t lose weight  Immune cells in the gut may determine whether our metabolisms run hot or cold, a new study suggests. Experiments done in specially engineered mice found that certain immune cells in the small intestine tended to slow down metabolism and send ingested food to be stored as fat rather than converting it to energy, according to the study published Wednesday in Nature. Mice engineered to lack these immune cells could consume diets high in fat, sugar and salt without developing conditions such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, researchers reported. The hope, experts say, is that these findings will suggest ways to tweak something in the guts of people genetically programmed to have “thrifty” or slow metabolisms. “When you eat a meal, your body needs to decide what to do with the energy in the meal,” said study coauthor Filip Swirski. “The immune cells calibrate that decision and essentially they put the brakes on a high metabolism.” Swirski and his colleagues started out by focusing on a protein, called integrin beta7, that directs immune cells to the gut. Mice without the gene for the protein ate a lot more than those with it, but didn’t gain weight, despite being no more active than the normal mice. The mice without beta7 stayed trim and did not develop glucose intolerance, which leads to higher than normal levels of blood sugar and high blood pressure. NOTE: cultured foods and supplementing those with fermented foods help maintain healthy levels of friendly bacteria. We can test you on probiotic formulas to find the best one for your system.

WELLNESS: Fatty Liver Disease Is Triggered by Choline Deficiency Choline, found in ample amounts in egg yolks, is an essential nutrient for brain, nervous system, cardiovascular and liver function, and is essential for prevention of fatty liver disease, including nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). An estimated 90 percent of the U.S. population are deficient in choline, a nutrient required to move fat out of your liver. NAFLD is the most common form of liver disease in the U.S., with an estimated prevalence of 30 to 40 percent among the adult population. Choline deficiency appears to be a far more significant trigger of NAFLD than excess fructose, and the rise in NAFLD may be largely the result of the widespread avoidance of liver and egg yolks. In the absence of sufficient choline, even healthy saturated fats can contribute to fatty liver. Choline minimizes liver fat no matter what the source, and the more dietary fat you consume — even if the fat itself is healthy — the higher your requirement for choline. This nutrient, which you need to get from your diet, is required for: Healthy fetal development, The synthesis of phospholipids, Nervous system health, Cell messaging, Fat transport and metabolism, DNA synthesis, Methylation reactions, Healthy mitochondrial function.

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CHIROPRACTIC: Chiropractic and Vega testing a dynamic duo chiropractic’s main focus is to restore the communication channels between the central nervous system and the organs and parts of the body. The body knows how to maintain proper function as long as it can properly communicate and control the different organs and parts of the body. That’s why chiropractors are so concerned about the spine because those communication signals travel between the vertebra and communicate both back and forth between the central nervous system and the body. But with the communication channels intact the body requires certain nutrients for proper function. Having the nutrient without the ability of proper function or having proper function without the nutrient can lead to ill health. Vega testing allows us to scan the body for issues that can interfere with normal health like toxicity, nutritional deficiencies, hormone imbalances, and mental and emotional stress. When we combine chiropractic adjustments with the appropriate diet and nutritional support we can see dramatic recovery from all types of health challenges. Even your ability to hold your adjustments can be compromised by toxicity and nutritional imbalances. So whatever your health challenge is reestablishing property communication along with balanced chemistry will lead to much better health. It’s important not to ignore symptoms because those are the first signs of dysfunction and if dysfunction is left alone it can develop into disease. So no matter how minor you think the symptoms are it’s important that you mention those when your history is taken so we can determine a developing problem long before it becomes an issue. Laboratory workups are great and if you haven’t had lab work for a while we can send you to our lab for a thorough workup. But not everything can be determined by lab work that’s where Vega testing shines. Combining Vega testing with laboratory studies is a more powerful evaluation. Remember the laws of health: proper sleep, exercise matched with your body type, rest and relaxation, proper diet matched with your body type and a healthy nervous system which only chiropractic physicians have the training to detect and correct subluxations which interfere with the communication essential for proper function and health. Who do you know who could benefit from chiropractic and Vega testing? Tell a friend today.

FUNNY BONE:  I teach kindergarten and when I was urging a student to get down to work, he looked up and me and said, “You do know that I didn’t sign up for this. My dad did it.”@@ I was teaching in a rural school district in a town of about 1200 people. It was 3rd grade. We were discussing Native American Indians. The kids were really into the discussion, when one little girl named Alysha raised her hand and said, “I know a whole lot about Native American Indians!” I said, “Oh you do? She said, “Yes, the reason I know so much about them is because my daddy is FULL BLOODED REDNECK!”@@ “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.”@@ “If you’ve heard this story before, don’t stop me, because I’d like to hear it again.” Groucho Marx@@ A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out. The Genie says, “I’ll give each of you just one wish” “Me first! Me first!” says the administration clerk. “I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.” Poof! She’s gone. “Me next! Me next!” says the sales rep. “I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.” Poof! He’s gone. “OK, you’re up,” the Genie says to the manager. The manager says, “I want those two back in the office after lunch.” Moral of the story: Always let your boss have the first say.