John H. Keefe III, D.C.
IN THE NEWS: Statins linked to aggression in older women Postmenopausal women who take statins to manage their cholesterol levels may be more likely to experience an increase in aggression over time than those who don’t take statins, a new study suggests. In the study, researchers looked data from a previous study in which about 1,000 people were randomly assigned to take either statins or a placebo for six months. They found that among women older than 45, those who took statins showed an increase in aggressive behavior over the course of the study, compared with those who took the placebo. NOTE: statins have a pitiful track record when it comes to saving lives. This is one more of the long list of side effects. Remember as we age people with the highest cholesterol live longer than people with the lowers cholesterol.
WELLNESS/PREVENTION: Flu vaccine and narcolepsy: New findings may explain link An unusual increase in narcolepsy cases in Europe was linked to a new flu vaccine used there, and now researchers may have figured out why: A protein in the vaccine appears to mimic one in the brain that plays a role in the sleep disorder. People with narcolepsy experience severe daytime sleepiness and “sleep attacks,” in which they suddenly fall asleep for a short time. The vaccine that was linked to the disorder was used in 2009 and 2010 to protect against the H1N1 strain of flu, which is sometimes called the swine flu. NOTE: every year for the past 5 years, at least, they’ve got the wrong strain in the flu shot. No major study has shown that the flu shot has saved lives or prevented hospitalizations. Think twice before you have aluminum and mercury injected into your bloodstream.
CONDITION OF THE WEEK: Memory loss Memory issues can come from multiple sources. Low blood sugar can deprive the brain the of the energy it needs to do its functions. A lack of sleep can put the brain in severe stress. Drugs and alcohol are common causes for memory problems. Toxicity can be a source, particularly heavy metals that come from both the environment and medical treatment like vaccines. But a recent study of patients with neck problems showed a significant loss of oxygen in the brain, so keeping your neck in good alignment is important. And last but not least is nutritional deficiencies that can lead to things like depression and anxiety which can cause arise in cortisol which can affect memory. If you have concerns about your memory let us do a evaluation and find out why.
FUNNY BONE: 2 antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn’t much, but the reception was excellent.@@@ 2 cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: “does this taste funny to you?”@@@ An invisible man marries an invisible woman. The kids were nothing to look at either.@@@ There was a person who sent 20 different puns to his friends, with the hope that at least 10 of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in 10 did!!!!
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