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Weekly Health Update
 
Week   of: Monday, April 23rd, 2012
 
Courtesy of:
 
Health   and Wellness Chiropractic
 
(701)   483-6325

"Common sense is the collection of  prejudices acquired by age eighteen."
 
~ Albert Einstein

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Mental Attitude: Get Your Sleep!
 
Older adults with  poor sleep habits have an altered immune system response to stress that may increase their risk for mental and physical health problems. Stress leads to significantly larger increases in a marker of inflammation in poor sleepers compared to good sleepers; a marker associated with poor health outcomes and death. Poor sleepers report more depressive symptoms, more loneliness and more global perceived stress relative to good sleepers. As people age, a gradual decline in the immune system occurs, along with an increase in inflammation. Heightened inflammation increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other illnesses, as well as psychiatric problems.
 
American Journal of   Geriatric Psychiatry, March 2012
 
 
Health Alert: Slow Down -- You Move Too Fast?
 
People who are considered ambitious, attend the best colleges and universities, have prestigious careers and earn high salaries don't necessarily lead more successful lives. Ambition has its positive effects (in terms of career success, it certainly does) but ambitious people are only slightly happier than their less- ambitious counterparts and they actually live somewhat shorter lives.
 
Journal of Applied   Psychology, March 2012
 
 
Diet: Fish Oil.
 
Six weeks of supplementation with fish oil significantly increased lean mass and decreased fat mass in test subjects.
 
International   Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, October 2010
 

 
Exercise: Good Reasons.
 
Exercise helps you maintain proper muscle balance, reduces the rate and severity of medical complications associated with hypertension, helps alleviate menstrual symptoms and lowers your heart rate response to submaximal physical exertion.  
 
Surgeon General's   Report on Physical Activity and Health, 1996
 
 
Chiropractic: Adjustment or Microdiskectomy for Sciatica?  
 
60% of patients with sciatica (symptoms of unilateral lumbar radiculopathy secondary to lumbar   disk herniation at L3-4, L4-5, or L5-S1) who had failed other medical management (patients must have failed at least 3 months of nonoperative management including treatment with analgesics, lifestyle modification, physiotherapy, massage therapy, and/or acupuncture) benefited from spinal manipulation to the same degree as if they underwent surgical intervention.
 
JMPT, October 2010
 
 
Wellness/Prevention: Dark Chocolate Good   For The Heart.
 
A flavonoid called epicatechin, found in dark chocolate, enhances mitochondria structure in   people with advanced heart failure and type 2 diabetes. Mitochondria are cellular structures that provide the energy a cell requires in order to move,   divide, and contract. Both heart failure and type 2 diabetes impair these cells, resulting in abnormalities in skeletal muscle. In individuals with diabetes and heart failure, these abnormalities in the heart and skeletal muscle cause decreased functional capacity, resulting in difficulty walking even short distances, shortness of breath, and a lack of energy.
 
Clinical   and Translational Science, March 2012

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Roseville, MN

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