John H. Keefe III, D.C.
DIET: AMERICAN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM COULD SAVE BILLIONS EACH YEAR THROUGH APPROPRIATE USE OF DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS A report, titled: “Smart Prevention—Health Care Cost Savings Resulting from the Targeted Use of Dietary Supplements” was produced through a grant from the Council for Responsible Nutrition Foundation. As reported by Drug Store News:“[The report] examined four different chronic diseases and the potential for healthcare cost savings when US adults 55 years and older, diagnosed with these chronic diseases, used one of eight different dietary supplement regimens. It demonstrated that supplementation at preventive intake levels in high-risk populations can reduce the number of disease-associated medical events, representing the potential for hundreds of millions — and in some cases, billions — of dollars in savings.” Steve Mister, president of the Council for Responsible Nutrition Foundation told Drug Store News:“Chronic disease takes a huge toll on people’s quality of life, and the healthcare system spends a tremendous amount of money treating chronic disease, but has failed to focus on ways to reduce those costs through prevention. We already knew that the dietary supplements identified in the report can play a role in reducing the risk of certain chronic diseases; we felt compelled to find out if they could also contribute to healthcare cost savings by reducing the medical events associated with those conditions. This new report says emphatically that they do.”
WELLNESS: DO ANTIDEPRESSANTS INHIBIT ROMANCE? A study published in the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology revealed that participants taking antidepressants reported an 80% decrease in the ability to cry, get angry, worry or care about another person’s feelings. Rutgers University anthropologist Helen Fisher and psychiatrist James Thomson conducted a study that showed how women taking antidepressants judged extremely attractive men as not that attractive. Any feelings of passion and romance had been dulled—the side effects of antidepressants! Having conducted numerous studies on the brain’s link to love Fisher concludes that antidepressants “can jeopardize your feelings. You are tampering with the mechanisms that can help sustain feelings of romantic love and deep feelings of attachment.”
CHIROPRACTIC: HOW AUTOPSIES PROVED THE MIRACLES OF CHIROPRACTIC
Back in 1921, a medical doctor, Henry Winsor, set about to understand if, in fact, there was a correlation between certain areas of the spine having misalignments (the official term is subluxations) and malfunction of organs. The University of Pennsylvania gave Dr. Winsor permission to carry out his experiments. In a series of three studies he dissected a total of seventy-five human and twenty-two cat cadavers. The following are Dr. Winsor’s results:“221 structures other than the spine were found diseased. Of these, 212 were observed to belong to the same sympathetic (nerve) segments as the vertebrae in curvature. In other words, there was nearly a 100% correlation between minor curvatures of the spine and diseases of the internal organs.”
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