John H. Keefe III, D.C.
IN THE NEWS: A NEW STUDY IN THE JOURNAL PEDIATRICS SUGGESTS that hand washing of dishes may be healthier than using an automatic dishwasher. The study, which looked at 1029 families with children ages 7-8 years finds that some allergy related disorders are less common in families who primarily hand wash their dinner and cookware as opposed to using a dishwasher. The authors theorize that perhaps, since hand washing would appear to be a less thorough method of cleansing, residual bacteria left on dinnerware might help subjects to develop a more natural tolerance to various allergens. Some findings include the following. Eczema was seen in 38% of children from “dishwasher” families as opposed to only23% in families who typically hand wash. Asthma was more than four times as common (7.3%) in machine washed families compared to hand washed households (1.7%). Nasal allergies didn’t appear to be as much increased, but were still increased at 12.9% vs. 10.3%. Additionally, the study showed that families who eat fermented foods and farm-fresh produce are less likely to exhibit allergies.
WELLNESS: FOODS THAT TRIGGER HEADACHES most headaches are caused by subluxations or misalignments in the neck but for some headache and migraine sufferers, certain foods can act as triggers. Grapes are low in calories and rich in vitamin C and fiber, so they are a nutritional snack. But they also contain a substance called tyramine, a naturally occurring amino acid that forms from the breakdown of protein in food as it ages. Tyramine can cause your blood pressure to rise, which can trigger headaches in some people. If you experience this reaction, you may want to avoid other trigger foods, such as:• Smoked or cured meats• Aged cheeses• Citrus fruits• Sauerkraut • Soy sauce• Red wine• And certain beers Research shows that tyramine in grapes can have a negative effect on certain antidepressants called MAOIs. Patients taking these medications should talk to their doctor about their diet. Keeping a food diary to see if you may be sensitive to tyramine-rich foods could also help.
CONDITION OF THE WEEK: SLEEP PROBLEMS misalignments particularly in the neck can cause constant stimulation to the brainstem and nervous system in a way that doesn’t allow for complete sleep. Besides more energy, feeling more relaxed better sleep is one of the most common benefits from chiropractic adjustments that patients mention. And when you get adjusted particularly if you get regular adjustments your nervous system functions much more relaxed and dynamic way that not only improves how your body functions and your overall health status they can make a huge difference in your quality of sleep.
FUNNY BONE:Everyone thinks I’m a hypochondriac – it makes me sick.@@ The main ingredient in hand sanitizer is paranoia.@@ Today I tried to donate blood but they had too many questions about where I got it.@@ I have metal filling in my teeth. My refrigerator magnets keep pulling me into the kitchen and that’s why I can’t lose weight.@@ Hypochondria is the one disease I haven’t got.@@ You think you have it bad. I got addicted to placebos.@@ I have CDO. It’s like OCD, but the letters are in alphabetical order as they should be.
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