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Weekly Health Update
 
Week   of: Monday, April 30th, 2012
 
Courtesy of:
 
Health   and Wellness Chiropractic
 
(701)   483-6325

"Anything is possible. You can be told   that you have a 90% chance or a 50% chance
 
or a 1% chance, but you have to believe, and you have to   fight."
 
~ Lance Armstrong

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Mental Attitude: Meditation.
 
Adults with memory   impairment and memory loss may benefit from mantra-based meditation (12   minutes of meditation per day for 8 weeks). Mantra-based meditation has   demonstrated a positive effect on patients' emotional responses to stress,   fatigue and anxiety. Findings revealed a substantial increase in cerebral   blood flow in the patients' prefrontal, superior frontal, and superior   parietal cortices, and also better cognitive function.
 
Journal of Alternative   and Complementary Medicine, March 2012
 
 
Health Alert: Diabetics And Stroke.
 
26 million Americans   have diabetes, and more than half are younger than 65. The longer you have   diabetes, the higher your risk for stroke. Compared to people without   diabetes (after considering other factors such as age, smoking history,   physical activity, history of heart disease, blood pressure and cholesterol),   the risk of stroke increased 70% in people with diabetes for less than 5   years, 80% in people with diabetes for 5-10 years and three-fold in people   with diabetes for 10 years or more.
 
American Heart   Association, March 2012
 
 
Diet: Seeing Things?
 
Hungry people see   food-related words more clearly than people who've just eaten. This change in   vision happens at the earliest perceptual stages, before higher parts of the   brain have a chance to change the messages coming from the eyes.
 
Psychological Science,   March 2012
 
 
Exercise: Good Reasons.
 
Exercise helps to   alleviate low-back pain, helps to reduce the amount of insulin required to   control blood sugar levels in Type I (insulin-dependent) diabetics and   improves mental alertness.
 
Surgeon General's   Report on Physical Activity and Health, 1996
 
 
Chiropractic: Hold Your Head Up!
 
"Head in forward   posture can add up to thirty pounds of abnormal leverage on the cervical   spine. This can pull the entire spine out of alignment. Forward head posture   (FHP) may result in the loss of 30% of vital lung capacity. These   breath-related effects are primarily due to the loss of the cervical   lordosis, which blocks the action of the hyoid muscles, especially the   inferior hyoid responsible for helping lift the first rib during   inhalation."
 
~ Rene Cailliet M.D.,   famous medical author and former Director of the Department of Physical   Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Southern California
 
 
Wellness/Prevention: Avoid Absenteeism.
 
The US is losing $226   billion per year due to employee absenteeism. A worker is less likely to take   sick leave if their supervisor offers support (lightened work load or stress   management training) when an employee is experiencing psychosomatic stress   symptoms. The worker feels inclined to reciprocate the supportive treatment   by keeping their work effort high.
 
European Journal of Work   and Organizational Psychology, January 2012

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- Dr. Dan Olson
President, Olson Bros. Chiropractic
Roseville, MN

My visit was the best I have had in years. I had been having pain in my neck and shoulders for so long with no relief. They were able to spot the problem and fix it. It was amazing how much better I felt! THANK YOU! There is a real element of caring when you walk into this office and it extends even after you have left the building. I sure wish there were more Chiropractors out there like this
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