WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Dec. 3, 2018

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

(918) 663-1111

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


IN THE NEWS: Breast cancer: Tumor growth fueled by bone marrow cells New research, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, reveals a novel mechanism that fuels tumor growth in breast cancer and may have a negative impact on a person’s outlook. However, the findings might also help scientists develop individually tailored treatments that target breast cancer tumors more precisely. Breast cancer tumors need fibroblast cells from the surrounding breast tissue to grow and spread to other parts of the body. As the scientists note in their study, breast cancer is still “one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in women in the Western world,” despite the intense research efforts in the medical community and public awareness campaigns. Indeed, in the United States, breast cancer remains the most common cause of cancer-related death among women of all races and ethnicities. In the case of breast cancer, these fibroblasts help cancer cells proliferate by driving inflammation and helping to form blood vessels that deliver oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood to the growing tumors. Until now, scientists thought that most of these cells came just from the surrounding breast tissue, but the new research by Prof. Erez and her colleagues shows that many of these fibroblasts actually derive from bone marrow cells. Note: fibroblasts help your body make connective tissue which is important for your skin as well as your joints but in response to cytokines (inflammatory chemistry) they can become problematic for breast cancer. Fibroblasts from bone morrow are implicated in this study and I have found toxicity of the bone marrow can affect cell production and cell health. Nutritional therapy can be very effective for these issues.

WELLNESS: KNOW THE NUTRIENTS YOUR KIDS NEED WITH THIS HELPFUL GUIDE We all wonder if our toddler is getting everything they need to grow up strong, healthy and vegan. We’ve decided to put together a little list to help you get a better understanding of the nutrients that your kids need. Some of the important vitamins and minerals that you should be paying attention to with your little 1-3 year old’s. Calcium Your toddler needs to get about 500 mg per day of calcium. No, that doesn’t mean they need to be drinking cow’s milk. If this isn’t met every day, it’s fine. As long as they average out during the week 500 mg/day. This means that if they only get 450 mg today, tomorrow they can get 550 mg and it will average out. Tofu made with calcium sulfate and fortified plant-based milk is a great source of calcium and is generally well-absorbed.  We absorb the calcium from turnips, broccoli, kale, and mustard greens very well because they are low in oxalates. Collard greens are also considered to be a good source of calcium. Legumes, nuts, and seeds have moderate amounts of calcium that become more easily absorbable after soaking in water. Vitamin D Vitamin D is made by the body and activated by the sun (UV B rays). However, daily sun exposure is not practicable, possible, or recommended for everyone. Vegan toddlers that get little to no sun exposure should probably be getting 600 UI of vitamin D2 or vegan D3 per day. There are presentations of them that make their administration very easy, even for the most stubborn two-year-olds. Iron From ages 1-3, the nutrients your kids need as toddlers need to be about 7 mg/day. Great sources of non-heme iron include beans and green vegetables. To help your little one absorb more of what they eat, incorporate these iron-rich foods into their diet together with vitamin C. Vitamin C Toddlers need to get about 15 mg of vitamin C. This is very easy to do because fruits and vegetables are so rich in this nutrient. Deficiencies are very rare and scurvy has not been a common ailment since the 1800s. So while this is one of the nutrients your kids need, it’s easy to stay on top of it.

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

CHIROPRACTIC: Studies show more people are searching for natural solutions for their health. In 1993 the American Medical Association was a survey of health habits of Americans and found that more Americans visited doctors are practiced natural healthcare and doctors practice drug therapy and surgery. There are many reasons for this shift in healthcare. Some people are concerned about the side effects that drugs have, (2000 deaths per week nearly 1 million injuries per year), some people have a sense of body ecology and don’t want to put any artificial substances within their body. Some people have discovered drugs mainly cover-up symptoms and never get to the root of your problem, and are more concerned with maximizing their health than just making some symptoms disappear. I’m sure you have seen either a popular magazine or news program on TV, the benefits of different natural healthcare techniques. Chiropractic is the world’s largest natural healthcare profession and specializes in finding the root cause of health problems and helping restore patients to better health through natural methods. At Keefe clinic, these are the principles that we specialize in. We promise you that we will not just cover-up your symptoms and allow the underlying condition time to get worse. Note: Tell a friend about chiropractic.

FUNNY BONE: A Minnesota couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They plan to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier. Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel plans. So, the husband left Minnesota and arrived at Florida on Thursday, with his wife coming down the following day. The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address, without realizing his error, sent the email. Meanwhile, somewhere in Houston, a widow had just returned home from her husband’s funeral. He was a minister who was called home to glory following a heart attack. The widow decided to check your email expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted. The widow’s son dashed into the room and found his mother on the floor and saw the computer screen which read: Two: My loving wife–Subject: I’ve arrived –Date: April 6, 2006–I know you’re surprised to hear from you. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send emails to your loved ones. I just arrived and have been checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then. Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was. PS sure is hot down here!!!!

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