John H. Keefe III, D.C.
IN THE NEWS: Vitamin K2 Deficiency Is a Significant Cause of Cardiovascular Disease Warfarin and statins may reduce your absorption of vitamin K2, leading to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis and cancer. Although necessary for your overall health, vitamin D without vitamin K2 may increase your risk of atherosclerosis, heart disease and stroke. Vitamin K2 is found in fermented foods, fermented cheeses and grass-fed meats and dairy products. New evidence, however, has confirmed that vitamin K2’s role in the body extends far beyond blood clotting to include ensuring healthy skin, promoting brain function, and supporting growth and development.
WELLNESS: Long-term marijuana use linked to changes in brain’s reward system People who use marijuana for many years respond differently to natural rewards than people who don’t use the drug, according to a new study. “This study shows that marijuana disrupts the natural reward circuitry of the brain, making marijuana highly salient to those who use it heavily,” study author Dr. Francesca Filbey, an associate professor of behavioral and brain science at the University of Texas at Dallas, said in a statement. “In essence, these brain alterations could be a marker of transition to problematic use.” The researchers also looked at the relationship between certain problems linked to marijuana use, such as family issues, and the people’s brain responses to the pictures of marijuana paraphernalia. It turned out that the more problems that people’s marijuana use was related to, the more their brains responded to the marijuana cues. “The greater the number of problems they had indicating potential cannabis use disorder, the greater the alterations are in their response to the cues,” Filbey told Live Science.
CONDITION OF THE WEEK: HEADACHES be they the blinding headaches of a migraine to the annoying tension headaches studies have shown chiropractic is the best treatment on the planet. Headaches come from multiple sources i.e. subluxations, kidneys, hormones, muscle tension or toxicity. Chiropractic can gently release the tension on the nervous system responsible for most types of headaches. Diet can help balance chemistry like hormones or blood sugar that can trigger some types of headaches as well as lifestyle changes i.e. reducing junk food, drinking more water and detoxification can eliminate the triggers for headaches. Chiropractic first, drugs second and surgery last is the motto of better health.
FUNNY BONES: If an accountant’s wife cannot sleep, what does she say? “Darling, could you tell me about your work.” @@ Two accountants go to their credit union on their lunch break, when armed robbers burst in. While several of the robbers take the money from the tellers, others line the customers, including the accountants, up against a wall, and proceed to take their wallets, watches, and other valuables. While this is going on accountant number one jams something in accountant number two’s hand. Without looking down, accountant number two whispers, “What is this?” to which accountant number one replies, “it’s that $50 I owe you.”
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