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Week   of: Monday, June 11th, 2012
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Health   and Wellness Chiropractic
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"Everything comes to him who hustles while he   waits."
  ~ Thomas A. Edison


Mental Attitude: No Emails?
Being cut off from work email significantly reduces stress and improves focus. Heart rate monitors were attached to computer users in an office setting, while software sensors detected how often they switched windows. People who read email changed screens twice as often and were in a steady "high alert" state. Those removed from email for five days reported feeling better able to do their jobs and stay on task, with fewer stressful and time-wasting interruptions.
UC Irvine and US   Army, May 2012
Health Alert: Misusing Prescription Drugs At A Young Age! 
The peak risk for misusing prescription pain relievers occurs in mid-adolescence, specifically about 16 years old and earlier. Clinicians and public health professionals are prescribing more pain relievers, and research suggests an increased misuse of these drugs and increased rates of overdose deaths. Each year, 1 in 60 young people (between 12-21 years old) begin using prescription pain relievers outside the boundaries of what their doctor intended.
Journal of the American Medical Association, May 2012
Diet: How Much Protein Do I Need?
For healthy adults not trying to build muscle, an estimator used for daily protein intake is 0.36 grams per 1 pound of body weight. Formula = 0.36 grams/pound of body weight. For example, if you weigh 155 lbs, you should consume 56 grams of protein per day (155lbs x .36g/lbs = 56g).
Institute of Medicine, 2002
Exercise: Jogging For Life.
Jogging 1-2.5 hr/week increases the life expectancy of men by 6.2 years and women by 5.6 years. Jogging improves oxygen uptake, increases insulin sensitivity, improves lipid profiles (raising HDL and lowering triglycerides), lowers blood pressure, reduces platelet aggregation, increases fibrinolytic activity, improves cardiac function, bone density, immune function, reduces inflammation markers, prevents obesity, and improves psychological function.
EuroPRevent2012 Meeting, May 2012
Chiropractic: Get A Grip!
Nationally ranked Judo competitors experienced up to a 16% increase in grip strength after receiving a cervical spinal adjustment.
Journal of   Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, January 2012
Wellness/Prevention: Zinc About It!
People regularly taking oral zinc may experience shorter common cold symptoms than those who do not. Higher doses appeared to have a better effect, but taking zinc for just 2-3 days seemed to have no impact at all. Common adverse events associated with zinc supplements are nausea and a bad taste.
Canadian Medical Association Journal, May 2012

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Week of: Monday, June 4th, 2012
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"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed."
  ~ Gandhi


Mental Attitude: Facebook Addiction? 
According to Dr. Cecilie Schou Andreassen, some users of Facebook have developed a dependency to the social networking site. "Facebook Addiction" is more common among young people who are anxious and socially insecure, probably because those who are anxious find it easier to communicate via social media than face-to-face.
Psychological   Reports, May 2012
Health Alert: Infection and Cancer.
Each year, 16.1% of the 12.7 million total new cancer cases in the world are due to infections that are largely preventable or treatable. Most of these cancer-causing infections were of the gut, liver, cervix and uterus.
The Lancet Oncology, May 2012
Diet: Black Pepper and Fat.
Black pepper has been used for centuries in traditional Eastern medicine to treat gastrointestinal distress, pain, inflammation and other disorders. A new study found that Piperin, the pungent-tasting substance that gives black pepper its characteristic taste, can block the formation of new fat cells.
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, May 2012
Exercise: Strong Bones!
Osteoporosis affects more than 200 million people worldwide, yet many are unaware they are at risk. The disease has been called the silent epidemic because bone loss occurs without symptoms and the disease is often first diagnosed after a fracture. Osteoporosis is more common in women, but men also develop it, usually after age 65. Young men who play volleyball, basketball or other load-bearing sports for 4 hours a week or more may gain protection from developing osteoporosis later in life. Men who increased their load-bearing activity from age 19-24 not only developed more bone, but also had larger bones compared to men who were sedentary during the same period. Bigger bones with more mass are thought to offer a shield against osteoporosis.
Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, May 2012
Chiropractic: A Ringing Endorsement!
"I came to the point where I wanted an adjustment every day. I believe in   Chiropractic."
~ Evander Holyfield, 4x World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Wellness/Prevention: Ancient Remedy Slows Prostate Problems. 
Caffeic acid phenethyl ester, or CAPE, is a compound isolated from honeybee hive propolis, the resin used by bees to patch up holes in hives. If you feed CAPE to mice with prostate tumors, their tumors will stop growing. After several weeks, if you stop the treatment, the tumors will begin to grow again at their original pace. 
Cancer Prevention Research, May 2012

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Week   of: Monday, May 28th, 2012
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"To wish to be well is a part of becoming well." ~   Seneca


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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Week of: Monday, May 21st, 2012

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“I look to the future because that's where I'm spending the rest of my life.” ~ George Burns


Mental Attitude: Dementia! The number of people globally with dementia is set to rise from its current 35.6 million, to 65 million by 2030 and 115 million by 2050. Currently, $604 billion are spent each year worldwide on treating and caring for individuals with dementia. This toll includes the provision of health and social care, as well as loss of income of the dementia patients and their caregivers, as many caregivers have to give up their jobs to look after a person with dementia. World Health Organization, April 2012


Health Alert: America's Obesity Epidemic. The scope of the obesity epidemic in the US has been greatly underestimated. Researchers found that the Body Mass Index (BMI) substantially under-diagnoses obesity when compared to the Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) scan, a direct simultaneous measure of body fat, muscle mass, and bone density. The study found 39% of Americans who are classified as overweight based on BMI are actually obese as measured by DXA. The BMI is an insensitive measure of obesity, prone to under-diagnosis, while direct fat measurements are superior because they show distribution of body fat. PLoS ONE, April 2012


Diet: How Should You Take It? For reversing damage and promoting repair to cartilage, the supplements Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine have been shown to be more effective if taken together, as the mixture of the two allows them to act synergistically. Osteoarthritis Cartilage, 2006


Exercise: Caffeine & Exercise? According to a 14-week study conducted on mice, caffeine and exercise may cut the risk of developing skin cancers caused by sun exposure. Researchers found 62% fewer non-melanoma skin tumors and the size of tumors reduced by 85% in the caffeine and exercise group when compared to the control group (no caffeine, no exercise). The results of the caffeine and exercise group also exceeded the other two groups in the study (caffeine, no exercise and exercise, no caffeine).

American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, April 2012


Chiropractic: Another Endorsement For Chiropractic! “I found the best way is to use Chiropractors, not only after injury, but also before injury.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger – Actor, Retired Body Builder and Former Governor

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Weekly Health Update
Week of: Monday, May 14th, 2012
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Health and Wellness Chiropractic
(701) 483-6325

"When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough."
  ~Donald Trump


Mental Attitude: Less Distress If Active!
Researchers found that older adults who experienced any level of psychological distress were more likely to experience physical functional limitations than those who did not.   Psychological distress scores indicated that 8.4% of all older adult participants experienced some level of psychological distress and older adults who experienced even a moderate level of psychological distress were the most likely group to experience a functional limitation -- almost seven times more likely than those who did not report any psychological distress!
Journal of the   American Geriatrics Society, April 2012
Health Alert: Super Markets and Waist Size.
People who shop at discount supermarkets or in supermarkets in areas with poorly educated consumers have higher than normal body mass indices (BMI) and waist circumferences. According to the study's author, Basile Chaix, "A public health strategy to reduce excess weight may be to intervene on specific supermarkets to change food purchasing behavior, as supermarkets are where dietary preferences are materialized into definite purchased foods."
PLoS One, April 2012
Diet: Red Wine & Fruit For Fat.
Piceatannol is a compound found in red wine, grapes, blueberries and passion fruit. It's able to block cellular processes that allow fat cells to develop, opening a door to a potential method to control obesity.
Journal of Biological   Chemistry, April 2012
Exercise: Regular Walking Regimen.
Cancer patients can literally take a step-by-step approach to combat fatigue following surgical treatment. This fatigue doesn't go away with sleep, affects daily activities (doing your personal hygiene in the morning, getting up and getting dressed, going from the bedroom to breakfast, etc.) and can also lead to anxiety and depression.   Patients who underwent an operation as part of their cancer treatment and then started a regular walking regimen experienced less fatigue than cancer survivors who did not do the walking program.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons, April 2012
Chiropractic: Keep Your Blood Flowing.
Patients with atherosclerosis are associated with increased disk degeneration and subjective low back pain. Atherosclerosis slows blood flow to the disk complex, which, in turn, leads to degeneration.
Spine, 1997
Wellness/Prevention: Cancer Is A Preventable Disease!
Only 5-10% of cancer cases are due to genetic defects. The other 90-95% of cancer cases are due to environmental and lifestyle factors including smoking, alcohol consumption, poor diet, obesity, infectious agents, environmental pollution and radiation.  
Pharmaceutical   Research, September 2008

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