WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Mar. 3, 2014

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

(918) 663-1111

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

IN THE NEWS: THIS PRESCRIPTION DRUG KILLS MORE PEOPLE THAN MURDERS OR CAR ACCIDENTS IN THE US  Deaths caused by overdosing on painkillers now surpass murders and fatal car accidents in the US. America’s rising drug problem recently received renewed attention following the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. The 46-year-old Oscar-winning actor died from a heroin overdose on February 2. Last year, Hoffman entered rehab when addiction to prescription painkillers led him to switch to heroin. US officials now acknowledge that narcotic painkillers are in fact a driving force in the rise of substance abuse and lethal overdoses. Over the past five years alone, heroin deaths have increased by 45 percent–an increase that officials blame on the rise of addictive prescription drugs such as Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet, codeine, and Fentora, all of which are opioids. TELL A FRIEND IN PAIN ABOUT CHIROPRACTIC

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WELLNESS: TURNS OUT CHOLESTEROL IS ACTUALLY GOOD FOR YOU. For 60+ years Big Pharma has lied to us to sell statin drugs that have proven to be worse than doing nothing. The Framingham study is the longest continual heart disease study in our nation started in 1948. Newsflash: after age 47 the patients with the highest cholesterol lived longer than the patients with the lower cholesterol. Cholesterol is important element in your blood; you use it to make antibodies, hormones and enzymes. High cholesterol indicates issues of stress, liver dysfunction and possible sugar overdose. Abnormal cholesterol should be corrected but not artificially manipulated. Inflammation is the cause for heart disease and inflammation comes from a high stress lifestyle that consists of eating too much sugar, too much trans fats and other altered fats and not enough anti-inflammatory foods like salmon, berries etc. asked for a list of anti-inflammatory foods and just say no to statin drugs. Sugar = insulin = inflammation = heart disease, cancer etc.

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CHIROPRACTIC:  BACK PROBLEMS MAY MAKE KNEE PROBLEMS WORSE, STUDY SUGGESTS  If you’ve got knee pain with an occasional aching back, recent research suggests you may want to take care of that back sooner rather than later. A new study found that patients with back pain undergoing knee replacement surgery had poorer outcomes two years after surgery compared to patients without back pain. They suggested that patients who are candidates for knee surgery be informed that their chances of full recovery are lower if they also suffer from back problems. Chiropractors can provide safe, non-invasive treatments for both back and knee pain. Research has suggested that chiropractic care and targeted exercises are effective for relieving knee arthritis and a number of problems causing back pain.

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