John H. Keefe III, D.C.
IN THE NEWS: Antibiotic Use Linked to Childhood ObesityChildren under the age of two who are treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics are more likely to be obese later in childhood, a study epublished in JAMA Pediatrics on September 29 reported. Children who were exposed to antibiotics — especially broad-spectrum antibiotics — as infants had an 11% greater likelihood of becoming obese sometime between the ages of two and five compared to infants who had never taken an antibiotic or who were treated with narrow-spectrum antibiotics such as penicillin and amoxicillin. Infants who took four or more antibiotics, including at least one broad-spectrum antibiotic, had a 16% greater risk of obesity later in childhood. The earlier a child began taking broad-spectrum antibiotics, the greater the risk he or she would become obese between ages three to five.
WELLNESS: DRINKING SODA AGES YOUR IMMUNE CELLS SIMILAR TO THAT OF A DAILY SMOKING HABIT Research published in the American Journal of Public Health claims that drinking soda on a daily basis ages your immune cells to a degree similar to that of a daily smoking habit. To reach this conclusion, the researchers studied the effect of sugary sodas on human telomeres. At the very tip of each arm of the chromosome is where you’ll find the telomere. Your telomeres shorten with time because they cannot replicate completely each time the cell divides. Hence, as you get older, your telomeres get shorter and shorter.They found that people who drank more sugary soda tended to have shorter telomeres. Drinking an 8-ounce daily serving of soda corresponded to 1.9 years of additional aging, and drinking a daily 20-ounce serving was linked to 4.6 more years of aging.
CONDITION OF THE WEEK: FOOT PAIN can come from many different conditions. Fallen arches, bunions, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and sciatica to name a few. We are proud to offer custom orthotics (arch supports) to help establish a better balance of the foot. Most of the conditions just named can be helped if not completely corrected with a good pair of custom orthotics. Sometimes adjusting the foot or Kinesio taping can bring great belief. But foot pain could be coming from the back and the chiropractic adjustment could make all the difference in the world.
FUNNY BONE: Getting Old- Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it. – The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for. – Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want to people to know “why” I look this way. I’ve traveled a long way and some of the roads weren’t paved. – How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? – When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.
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