John H. Keefe III, D.C.
DIET: FOODS FOR STRONGER NAILS AND THICKER HAIR Whey protein
“Your hair needs protein to produce keratin, the proteins that make hair strong,” says Dr. Zeichner. Red meat is loaded with protein, and it also has another nutrient that’s important for hair and nail health: iron. Blueberries “Antioxidants help protect your body’s cells against free radical damage,” says Erin Palinski, RD Almonds Not only are almonds a good source of protein, they’re loaded with magnesium, which helps maintain healthy hair and nails. Oysters “Zinc is needed for many biological processes, including making proteins like those in your hair and nails,” explains Dr. Zeichner. Eggs are a good source of protein and contain some vitamin D, and they also have biotin. Salmon is a good source of biotin and protein, along with omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation, and promote healthy, moisturized skin. Brazil nuts Rats deficient in selenium (a trace element linked to protection against oxidative stress) have sparse hair growth, says a study in PLoS One. Just six to eight Brazil nuts meet almost 800% of your recommended daily value, according to the National Institutes of Health.
IN THE NEWS: US heroin deaths double in link to prescription painkillers, says CDC The over-prescribing of painkillers is fuelling nearly 17,000 annual deaths from overdoses in the United States as well as a rise in heroin use, according to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday. The study found that the death rate from heroin overdoses doubled during that two-year span to from 1 to 2.1 deaths per 100,000 people, while deaths from prescription opioid drugs overdoses declined from 6 to 5.6 deaths per 100,000. “The rapid rise in heroin overdose deaths follows nearly two decades of increasing drug overdose deaths in the United States, primarily driven by (prescription painkiller) drug overdoses,” the study found.
CONDITION OF THE WEEK: PAIN with the increase death rate and addiction from painkillers it’s time for Americans to wake up to the fact that drugs that just cover up pain is not the same as fixing the problem. Pharmaceutical companies focus on profit not on health. Chiropractic, acupuncture, electrotherapy and nutritional therapy can get to the root cause of pain and fix it without dangerous drugs. Tell a friend about chiropractic.
FUNNY BONE: More “You May Be A Redneck If…” Your wedding invitations say “Same time, same place.” – You park in handicapped spaces based on your SAT score. – You love lard sandwiches. – Most of your prayers involve winning a sporting event. – You’ve ever caught bugs just so you could throw them at your bug zapper. – The flowers in your bridal bouquet were plastic.
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