John H. Keefe III, D.C.
DIET: 3 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR GUT HEALTH TO FIGHT DISEASE Taking care of your gut is one of the most important things you can do for your health— bar none. That’s because your gut contains your microbiome. The microbiome, located in your gastrointestinal tract, consists of trillions of microbes that outnumber our cells roughly 10 to one— and they play a key role in how well your immune system, digestion and brain all function. Here are a few tips to improve your gut health, which will boost your immunity, digestion and overall health: 1.) Take probiotics with antibiotics 2.) Ax the acid-blockers 3.) Make fiber your friend
IN THE NEWS: Monsanto Bids to Take Over Syngenta—A Move to Assure a Pesticide-Saturated Future? Monsanto recently made a bid to take over Syngenta, the world’s largest pesticide producer. The $45.1 billion bid was rejected, but there’s still a chance for a merger. By trying to acquire Syngenta, Monsanto contradicts years of rhetoric about how its ultimate goal is to help farmers use less agrichemicals. More than 25 farmworker, environmental, and food safety organizations demand the USDA investigate reports of retaliation and suppression of research relating to the dangers of neonicotinoids and glyphosate. Not surprisingly, those who ate conventionally grown produce were found to have high concentrations of organophosphates (OPs) metabolites, whereas those who ate organic produce had significantly lower levels. Those who “often or always” ate organic had about 65 percent lower levels of pesticide residues compared to those who ate the least amount of organic produce. According to lead author Cynthia Curl: “The study suggests that by eating organically grown versions of those foods highest in pesticide residues, we can make a measurable difference.”
CONDITION OF THE WEEK: SPORTS STUDY The Study: The influence of pelvic adjustment on vertical jump height in female university students with functional leg length inequality The Facts: The authors took 30 female university students who all had functional leg length inequality. They divided them into two groups. One group was the control who performed stretching exercises. The other group was the adjustment group and those subjects were adjusted. The vertical jump height improved only in the adjustment group. But, the functional leg length inequality improved in both the adjustment and stretching group. Take Home: Stretching did affect functional leg length inequality but adjustment improved the functional leg length inequality as well as the jump height.
FUNNY BONE: “Harley Davidson motorcycles announced they are coming out with a line of Harley pillowcases, shower curtains, soap dishes and bath rugs. Which of course means, time to sell the Harley.” –Jay Leno Teenagers across the country have been participating in something called the Kylie Jenner Lips Challenge, in which they place a jar around their lips and suck in air in order to make their lips swell. While teenagers in China have been participating in “school.” Seth Meyers
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