John H. Keefe III, D.C.
IN THE NEWS: WAYS TO PREVENT COLON CANCER Pay attention to poop–If your stool is black, make an appointment to see your doctor right away because it could mean that you have intestinal bleeding or cancer. Sudden constipation, diarrhea and narrow stool may also be an early indication. Eat the rainbow–Eating a variety— and plenty of— fruits and vegetables is a great way to get fiber in your diet and in turn, good for colon health. Eat less meat–Studies show that red meat has been associated with a higher risk of colon cancer. Look for vitamin deficiencies–Adequate levels of calcium and vitamin D have been associated with a lower risk for colon cancer. Lose weight– -characteristics of obesity such as elevated levels of the fat hormone leptin, a higher body mass index (BMI) and a larger waistline, a study in the journal PLoS One found. Quit smoking–Smokers have a higher risk for colon cancer than non-smokers. Limit alcohol–Alcohol has been linked to a higher incidence of colon cancer so limit it to two to three drinks a week. Seek happiness–In addition to diet and lifestyle modifications, having intention and purpose in your life have also been shown to reduce disease.
HEALTHY SODA SWAPS THAT AREN’T WATER High fructose corn syrup and other added sugars have received significant attention lately, and many people have dutifully switched to water. Matcha madness: If you like the idea of a nutritious green drink but don’t have time to brew your beverage, consider keeping matcha green tea powder on hand. Because matcha is made from high-quality tea, and the whole leaves are ingested, it’s a more potent source of nutrients than steeped green tea. Cold brew tonic: Cold-brewed coffee has been popular at trendy brunches for some time. Like the name suggests, no heat is involved in the process and grounds are steeped in water for hours—sometimes overnight. Buggy beverage: You may have heard that certain bacteria and yeasts – called probiotics – are good for your health, especially your digestive system. Now the fermentation front has made its way to the soda aisle with Obi probiotic soda. Made with kefir (a fermented drink) and orange juice, Obi soda has no added sugars or artificial sweeteners and comes in flavors like Meyer Lemon & Lime and Organic Root Beer.
CHIROPRACTIC: CHIROPRACTIC CAUSES A SENSE OF WELL-BEING One of the well-known benefits of chiropractic adjustments is that patients indicate a better sense of well-being. Studies have shown that adjustments cause a cascade of chemical reactions within the central nervous system that can improve moods, raise energy and increase a sense of well-being. This has been proven a great help to people with addictions. But other improvements can include less anxiety, decrease in depression, better sleep patterns and improved immune function. Chiropractic adjustments improve communication between the central nervous system and the organs and systems of the body. This improve communication improves health throughout the body. Tell someone about chiropractic!
FUNNY BONE: I don’t need a hair stylist, my pillow gives me a new hairstyle every morning.@@ I changed my password everywhere to ‘incorrect.’ That way when I forget it, it always reminds me, ‘Your password is incorrect.’@@ And there’s a reason for this, why men experience pain more acutely than women — that’s because there’s always part of a woman’s brain thinking about shoes.
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