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Weekly Health Update
 
Week   of: Monday, May 28th, 2012
 
Courtesy of:
 
Health and Wellness Chiropractic
 
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"To wish to be well is a part of becoming well." ~   Seneca

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Mental Attitude: Bad Obligation?
 
Ever stay on a job   longer than you wanted because you felt obligated? Staying in an organization out of a sense of obligation or for lack of alternatives can lead to emotional exhaustion, a chronic state of physical and mental depletion resulting from continuous stress and excessive job demands.
 
Human Relations,   April 2012
 
 
Health Alert: Chronic Stress!
 
Psychological stress is associated with greater risk for depression, heart disease and infectious diseases. Until now, it has not been clear exactly how stress influences disease and health. Chronic psychological stress is associated with the body losing its ability to regulate the inflammatory response. Inflammation is partly regulated by the hormone cortisol and when cortisol is not allowed to serve this function, inflammation can get out of control. Prolonged stress alters the effectiveness of cortisol to regulate the inflammatory response because it decreases tissue sensitivity to the hormone. Specifically, immune cells become insensitive to cortisol's regulatory effect. In turn, runaway inflammation is thought to promote the development and progression of many diseases.
 
Proceedings of the   National Academy of Sciences, April 2012
 
 
Diet: Your Knees!
 
The supplement glucosamine sulfate taken at oral doses of 1500 mg a day is more effective than a placebo in treating symptoms for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.
 
Arthritis &   Rheumatism, 2007
 
 
Exercise: Exercise Your Arthritis Away!
 
Subjects with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis who participated in aerobic conditioning exercise showed significant improvement over control subjects who participated in only range of motion exercises.
 
Arthritis &   Rheumatism, 1984
 
 
Chiropractic: Another Reason To Maintain Spinal Health!
 
Whatever the cause, by age 50, 85-90% of adults show evidence of degenerative disk disease at   autopsy.
 
Arthritis &   Rheumatism, 1979
 
 
Wellness/Prevention: What's For Breakfast?
 
Eating foods at breakfast that have a low glycemic index may help prevent a spike in blood sugar throughout the morning and after the next meal of the day. These breakfast foods can also increase feelings of satiety and fullness and may make people less likely to overeat throughout the day. The glycemic index ranks foods on the extent to which they raise blood sugar levels after eating. Foods with a high index are rapidly digested and result in high fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Foods with a low glycemic index produce gradual rises in blood sugar and insulin levels and are considered healthier, especially for people with diabetes. Low glycemic foods include rolled oats, whole grains, nuts and seeds, sweet potato, barley b-glucan, yam flour, glucomannan, durum pasta, vegetable flours, chia/flax seed and   resistant starch.
 
Journal of Nutrition   and Metabolism, April 2012

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Roseville, MN

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