WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Dec 22, 2014

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

(918) 663-1111

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IN THE NEWS:Here’s why you might want to stop drinking out of cans Might want to make your next six-pack glass bottles. Cans and plastic bottles are lined with a controversial chemical called BPA, and while the CDC still says the chemical’s health effects are unclear, research on chronic exposure has linked it to high blood pressure and heart rate issues. Urine tests showed that those who drank from cans saw BPA levels up to 1,600% higher than those who drank from bottles, according to a post at Eureka Alert. What’s more, both BPA and blood pressure rose significantly in can-drinkers within a matter of hours, the New York Times reports, noting that this is one of the first studies to illustrate the potential risks of a just one BPA exposure. Never buy bent cans due to aluminum contamination.

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WELLNESS:Hormone loss may be involved in colon cancer, study says While some cancers, such as breast and prostate cancer, are caused by an increase in hormones such as estrogen and testosterone, scientists have not yet identified a type of cancer driven by a lack of hormones. But researchers at Thomas Jefferson University found that colon cancer cells may become cancerous when they lose the ability to produce a hormone that helps maintain normal biology. Researchers studied 281 patients with colon cancer. In more than 85 percent of patients, overall production of the hormone guanylin decreased 100 to 1,000 times. Comparing healthy colon tissue with cancerous colon tissue, researchers were unable to detect the hormone in the cancerous tissue. NOTE: guanylin stimulated by salt, vegetables are a natural source of sodium.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: Immune disorders: lupus etc.autoimmune problems develop because the immune system has lost its ability to determine what is “self” and “nonself”. This is a crucially important distinction as the immune system attempts to keep us healthy. If microorganisms or other substances are found within the bloodstream the immune system goes in full attack mode to eliminate the aggressor. But when your immune systems starts to see your thyroid cells or your skin cells as nonself then “Houston we have a problem”. There are different reasons for this to happen but what I found over the years is the thymus gland is a big player. It might be due to toxicity, like heavy metals or the effects of stress over several years that depress the thymus gland. Since the nervous system controls and coordinates the immune system chiropractic adjustments alone can sometimes recalibrate this immune disorder. Sometimes detoxification and targeted nutritional therapy to not only support the immune system but to put certain minerals back into proper ratio so cells can function properly. If you or someone you know suffers from an autoimmune problem chiropractic and nutritional therapy can help.

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FUNNY BONE : “You May Be A Redneck If…” – There are more things growing in your refrigerator than in your yard.- Your favorite restaurant has sawdust on the floor. – Your favorite recipe includes Vienna sausages. – You’ve ever put a race car on a prayer list. – You’re driving a vehicle that has no original body parts. – You think your dashboard is the best pace to keep your hats.

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