WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Nov. 11, 2013

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

(918) 663-1111


IN THE NEWS: Silent Stroke and Omega-3 Fatty Acids Here’s a new article making headlines from this month’s Journal of the American Heart Association. We’ve known for some time that consumption of fish, a food high in natural Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) appears to be associated with reduced risk of stroke and heart disease. This study gives new information that increased intake of PUFAs may also be associated with reduced risk of subclinical brain infarcts and brain atrophy as well. It appears, at least among older adults, that increased consumption of food high in Omega-3s is associated with reduced risk of brain injury from subclinical infarction as well as white matter degradation over time. Eat more fish!

WELLNESS:  Curcumin Supports Women’s Hormonal Health and the Male Prostate” Plus, it’s a powerful antioxidant that may help you maintain cholesterol levels already in the normal range, minimize oxidative stress, support brain health, and assist your gall bladder function. Here are a couple ideas on how to add turmeric powder to “wake-up” a variety of foods: Shake a few sprinkles of turmeric powder into any curry dish you’re making to give it more flavor. Turmeric powder is a primary ingredient in Thai-style yellow curries, Indonesian rendang (a coconut-infused beef stew), and many northern Indian curries. Add a teaspoon of turmeric powder to tomato-based sauces to create more complex flavors. Turmeric’s earthy bitterness creates a contrast to the sweet tanginess of the tomatoes for a tantalizing taste. Turmeric’s earthy taste can enhance soups, stews, and leafy green sautés. You could even add a pinch to an egg-white omelet to spice up the flavor.

CHIROPRACTIC:  INCONSOLABLE BABY A mom brought her three month old son to a chiropractor after having heard that possibly chiropractic might be able to help him. She explained that from the second day of his life and each day since, her son screamed from 10pm-4am and there was nothing they could do to console him. The pediatrician prescribed Xantac, Prilosec and Prevacid twice daily. She said she didn’t notice much of a difference even though she was hoping and wishing for any relief. After three adjustments the mom reported that her son had gone three days without distress although she wasn’t ready to jump up and down yet! The following Monday, she got the results of the blood test taken at Children’s Hospital which showed that her baby’s liver enzymes were through the roof (due to the drugs)! They took away two of the three drugs and added antibiotics. The following week, the enzymes were even higher so they discontinued all medication. In the meantime, the baby continues to be “normal” without any distress. CHIROPRACTIC WORKS AFTER OTHER METHODS FAIL.


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