WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE

Week of: Monday April 15, 2019

Courtesy of:

  John H. Keefe III, D.C.

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IN THE NEWS: Children who spend too much time on their phone are at serious risk of hip fractures  Children who spend too much time on their phones are at serious risk of hip fractures in their 40s and 50s, an expert has warned. Dawn Skelton, a professor of ageing and health, said today’s children are far more sedentary than previous generations as they play less sport, are given too many lifts, and look at screens for hours on end. Because of this, their bones may weaken and fracture earlier than usual – and their parents could end up as their carers, she said. Professor Skelton, an adviser to the Royal Osteoporosis Society, added: ‘Young people need to move and jump about for their bones to grow properly because they build the vast majority of their bones by the time they reach puberty. After the age of 15 it’s not as easy to lay down bone, and growth slows significantly.’ Professor Skelton said: ‘Children can sit for hours playing games on screens or glued to their phones. ‘It’s important to encourage children to be as active as possible up to their mid-teens, which is when they lay down skeleton for the rest of their lives. ‘If you haven’t laid down a good baseline of bone, ageing will start happening much earlier and the slightest fall could lead to a fracture. 

WELLNESS: 3 Scary Reasons To Ditch Aluminum Foil (And What To Use Instead) You’re probably getting a little tired of people telling you that the things you’ve been eating or using for years are bad for your health. But here’s one you should probably avoid like the plague: aluminum foil. Believe it or not, every time you use aluminum foil in the kitchen, it’s seriously harming your health. Here are three reasons to keep aluminum foil out of your kitchen, and some healthier alternatives to use instead. 1. Aluminum foil is a neurotoxin Researchers maintain that, due to the fact that aluminum has no physiological role in the human body, it has the potential to cause significant detrimental effects when consumed. This theory was unequivocally proven when a 2014 study showed that a 66-year-old man who died with Alzheimer’s disease had significantly elevated aluminum content in his brain, following eight years of occupational exposure. The takeaway is simple: aluminum foil has the potential to cause neurotoxic effects, including Alzheimer’s disease. 2. Aluminum foil can contribute to bone disease Research shows that aluminum from sources like foil can increase a person’s risk of developing bone disease. A study that examined the effect of hemodialysis, which causes buildup of aluminum in the blood, found that 37 percent of dialysis patients had developed aluminum-associated bone disease. 3. Aluminum foil can promote pulmonary fibrosis  Using aluminum foil to prepare, store or cook food can increase a person’s risk of developing pulmonary fibrosis, a form of lung disease. If you want to store food in the fridge or pantry, always use glass storage containers. Glass is completely inert and doesn’t transfer any harmful chemicals or metals into food, no matter how acidic they are. This way, we’re also minimizing waste, as the glass can be used over and over again… unlike aluminum foil!

CHIROPRACTIC: The opioid Epidemic and chiropractic Studies have shown chiropractic care is one of the most effective approaches for conditions of pain. You perceive pain through your nervous system and when you have direct stress or pressure on your nerves pain is one of the most common signs. The simple fact is, chiropractic adjustments help with most types of painful conditions. But adjustments are not the only tools at our disposal. Acupuncture techniques, pulsed magnetic therapy, essential oils, nutritional therapy to rebuild the area of pain, trigger point therapy (working knots out of the muscles) and electrical therapy are just a few of the tools chiropractic works with. Over 42,000 Americans died of an opioid overdose in 2016, and government and public health officials are scrambling to find effective ways to reverse this frightening trend. The problem is the government is not looking in the right place the medical profession has failed and simply won’t refer out to other professions. Politics in healthcare is killing too many people. Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relieversheroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total “economic burden” of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement If you or someone you know suffers from chronic pain try chiropractic and natural healthcare.

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

FUNNY BONES: My friend says to me: “What rhymes with orange” I said: “No it doesn’t”@@ Which two letters in the alphabet are always jealous? NV@@ I was working in Army security when a VIP from another base called to ask to whom he should address an important letter. Knowing my tough-to-spell last name would give him fits, I said, “Just put down Sergeant Gary, as my last name is too hard.”The next day, I received a letter addressed to Sgt. Gary Toohard.@@ Did you guys hear about the fires that broke out in the circus? They were intense.@@ My sister didn’t do as well on her driver’s-ed test as she’d hoped. It might have had something to do with how she completed this sentence: “When the ______ is dead, the car won’t start.” She wrote: “Driver.”@@ I spotted several pairs of men’s Levi’s at a garage sale. They were sizes 30, 31, and 32, but I was looking for size 33. So I asked the owner if he had a pair. He shook his head. “I’m still wearing the 33s,” he said. “Come back next year.”