Week of: Monday May 27, 2019
John H. Keefe III, D.C.
IN THE NEWS: How Coca-Cola Controls and Manipulates Research Documents obtained via Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests reveal Coca-Cola’s research agreements with certain universities give the company questionable rights over the research process, while other FOIA documents show Coca-Cola has an unreasonable amount of influence over the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The research contracts also give Coca-Cola control over study data, disclosure of results and acknowledgment of Coca-Cola funding, meaning the company could prevent the researchers from disclosing that their funding came from Coke, as well as the power to terminate studies early, without having to give a reason. Earlier this year, another batch of emails obtained via FOIA requests revealed Coca-Cola lobbied the CDC to advance corporate objectives over health. A (now former) CDC official provided aid and guidance to Coca-Cola in efforts to influence World Health Organization officials into relaxing its sugar limits. A recent Coke-funded study concluded that children with the highest odds of obesity got the least amount of physical activity on both weekdays and weekends. Children with the lowest odds of obesity were the most active throughout the whole week. NOTE: this is one of the reasons that there is so much junk science affecting society. It’s difficult to know when “new research” has been shown that this or that is true if the research in fact is valid. Buyer beware.
WELLNESS: Harmful Effects of Fluoride Continue to Mount Research linking fluoridation with harmful long-term side effects continues to mount, with more undeniable evidence of fluoride’s neurotoxicity published as FAN’s historic trial with the EPA draws closer. A number of significant studies — two of which were funded by the U.S. government (the National Institutes of Health, or NIH) — have been published in the last eight months linking fluoride exposure to lowered IQ, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and thyroid problems, and showing that pregnant women and infants in “optimally” fluoridated communities are exposed to significantly more fluoride than those in non-fluoridated communities. In February 2019, a string of news stories — triggered by a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report1 admitting that at least 40% of children are overexposed to fluoride — focused on kids swallowing too much toothpaste and neglected the significant exposure from fluoridated tap water. Fluoridation overfeed in Sandy, Utah, sickens hundreds of residents and is only one of over 50 reported fluoridation-related accidents since 2000. Campaign momentum is building as FAN launches an effort to warn women to avoid fluoride exposure during pregnancy and releases additional educational materials to the public. NOTE: this is one of the reasons we recommend filtered water and fluoride free toothpaste. Health food stores will carry fluoride free toothpaste also look for natural antibiotic ingredients like xylitol and grapefruit seed extract.
CHIROPRACTIC. Can Chiropractic Care Reduce Stress? Chiropractic care deals with your spine, which is the root of the nervous system. One of the many effects of stress is the tension and contraction it can cause on muscles. This further leads to uneven pressure on the skeleton. With the whole skeletal system stressed out, it’s no surprise that the body and mind feel the effects too. There are ways in which chiropractic care eliminates this stress and ultimately relieves the body of the negative effects. Reduces Muscle Tension The strain caused on the muscles due to stress eventually takes its toll on the skeletal system. It can affect your daily life, as you start to encounter problems when sitting or walking. Keep ignoring the strain for some time and you’ll end up losing sleep and experiencing pain all over the body. And that’s where chiropractic care comes in. By aligning and adjusting the body, the tension in muscles is released. The muscle tension can also be relieved by improved circulation. By improving circulation, the treatment effectively and surely releases the tension in the muscles. Once the strain is gone, the nervous system can relax again and go back to functioning the way it did before. Remember the fight or flight response that stress can induce? Improved circulation ensures that this response shuts down and your body calms down. Stay regular with chiropractic care.
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