John H. Keefe III, D.C.
IN THE NEWS: Honey-based mead may curb antibiotic resistance, say makers Scientists in Sweden are launching their own mead – an alcoholic beverage made from a fermented mix of honey and water – based on old recipes which they say could help in the fight against antibiotic resistance. Lund University researcher Tobias Olofsson said mead had a long track record in bringing positive effects on health. “Mead is an alcoholic drink made with just honey and water and it was regarded as the drink of the gods and you could become immortal or sustain a better health if you drank it. It was drunk by the Vikings for example and other cultures such as the Mayas, the Egyptians and it was a drink that was regarded as a very beneficial drink,” said Olofsson. In previous research published in 2014, Olofsson and Alejandra Vasquez discovered that lactic acid bacteria found in the honey stomach of bees, mixed with honey itself, could cure chronic wounds in horses that had proved resistant to treatment.
WELLNESS: Study links common heartburn drug to increased heart attack risk One in every 14 Americans uses a proton pump inhibitor (PPI)— the most common type of heartburn drug— in any given year, but new research that links them to an increased risk of heart attack has prompted scientists to re-evaluate their safety. Their study also suggests that not only people on blood thinners like clopidogrel, sold as Plavix, may be more vulnerable to heart attack with PPI use, but that anyone on the drug and diagnosed with heartburn— regardless of predisposed cardiovascular risk or other medication use— may be at risk.
CONDITION OF THE WEEK: HEARTBURN what causes heart burn? Certain foods like alcohol, certain drugs like aspirin or other painkillers, hiatal hernias, obesity, nerve pressure in your mid back, toxic colon, smoking and carbonated beverages. Now which of these do antacids correct? Of course none of these plus antacids make you more susceptible to cancer, heart attacks, malnutrition and a toxic and irritable colon. Seek solutions for your health problems because conditions will get worse over time if not corrected. Chiropractic and nutritional therapy with detoxification can make a major difference.
FUNNY BONE: IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer, pledged over $1 billion earlier today to help slow climate change. But knowing IKEA, it’s probably going to take forever to put the money together. Seth Meyers/// The Christmas-themed town of North Pole, Alaska, has officially approved marijuana dispensaries. So don’t expect your presents from Santa until next April. Conan O’Brien
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