John H. Keefe III, D.C.
IN THE NEWS: Eating Ugly Produce Might Actually Be Better For Your Health The world has long shunned cosmetically-challenged foods, but we’re living in a time when there’s a strong movement to change the way we look at our knobby produce. If you’re a conscious supporter of the food waste movement, that’s great. But there may be another reason to embrace ugly produce: it can taste better and might be healthier for you, too. Orchardist Eliza Greenman has found that blemished fruit can taste sweeter, with a higher sugar content of about 2 to 5 percent. And a study in 2010 found that the scars and blemishes that define ugly produce ― which is a sign of their fight for survival ― have more nutrients and antioxidants.
WELLNESS: Don’t Wait Until You’re Older to Fight Getting Old Age-related hearing starts going down at 25, though it isn’t noticeable until decades later. The same could be said about diabetes, heart disease, arthritis etc. Today is the day you should start doing something about your health. The time to start eating right is today, the time to start some type of regular activity is today, the time to improve the function of your body is today, the time to prevent a heart attack is today. Since most of our chronic diseases are associated with inflammation then you should have a program in place to deal with inflammatory diseases. That includes chiropractic adjustments to enhance the function of your internal organs, that should also include a diet high in anti-inflammatory foods and the proper balance of body pH to control inflammation. No, you can’t live forever but you can maintain a level of health so you are not in a rest home for the last 10 to 15 years of your life unable to properly enjoy life and take care of yourself.
CONDITION OF THE WEEK: Phantom organ symptoms A lot of people have heard of phantom limb syndrome where patients who have lost an arm or leg can still feel that appendage. The reason for that is the place in the brain where that limb is controlled and coordinated is still there even though the limb is gone. In a lot of cases the trauma that caused the limb to be lost produced subluxations that press on the nerves that used to go down the arm or leg. Another phantom pain is when an organ has been removed like a gallbladder or spleen from an accident. These patients can still suffer symptoms even though they no longer have the organ. Both chiropractic adjustments and even nutritional therapy can help these annoying complaints, they can be resolved in a high percentage of the cases. Chiropractic care and nutritional therapy should be your 1st choice of treatment. Chiropractic 1st, drug 2nd, surgery last.
FUNNY BONE: Q: What do you get when you cross a pig and a centipede? A: Bacon and legs.@@ I know the voices in my head aren’t real….. but sometimes their ideas are just absolutely awesome!@@ In the morning I can’t eat, I’m thinking of you. In the evening I can’t eat, I’m thinking of you. In the night I can’t sleep.. I’m so hungry!@@ Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.@@ Silence is golden, unless you have kids, then silence is just plain suspicious.@@ You can’t have everything… where would you put it?
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