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

"The only failure one man should fear, is the failure to do his best."
  ~ DD Palmer


Mental Attitude: Eating Together?
Family dinners are associated with lower incidences of teen depression, substance use, and delinquency. Family meals may afford a regular and positive context for parents to connect with kids emotionally, to monitor their social and academic activities, and to convey values and expectations.
Journal of Marriage and Family, June 2012
Health Alert: I'll Have Another.
There is good evidence that moderate alcohol consumption protects against heart disease, but when all of the chronic disease risks are balanced against each other, the optimal consumption level is much lower than many people believe.   Researchers analyzed the link between alcohol consumption and 11 chronic diseases (five cancers, coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cirrhosis of the liver, epilepsy, and diabetes), and concluded that limiting alcohol consumption to half a drink a day (1/2 glass of wine or 1/2 can of beer) would save more lives.
BMJ Open, May 2012
Diet: Hurry and Get Curry.
The spice turmeric is an ingredient in curries and has been used for 2,500 years as a major part of the Ayurvedic system of medicine in India. A compound found in the spice called curcumin can increase the levels of a protein known to be vital in the immune system. It's possible that sustained consumption over time may be healthy and protect against infection, especially in the stomach and intestinal tract.
Journal of   Nutritional Biochemistry, June 2012
Exercise: Good Reasons.
Exercise improves respiratory muscle strength, improves muscle endurance, reduces your risk of having a stroke, and helps you burn excess calories.
Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health, 1996
Chiropractic: Take A Deep Breath.
Chiropractic care can increase the ability for the lungs to inflate and the ribcage to move, helping you breathe better.
Wellness/Prevention: Increasing Fiber.
Only 1% of adolescents consumed the recommended daily intake of fiber, 28 grams for females and 38 grams for males. On average, they consumed only one-third of the recommendation. Those who don't eat enough fiber tend to have bigger bellies and higher levels of inflammatory factors in their blood, both major risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, June 2012

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Weekly Health Update
Week of: Monday, July 16th, 2012
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Health and Wellness Chiropractic
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"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin;
what else does a man need to be happy?"
~ Albert Einstein


Mental Attitude: Appreciation!
People who appreciate what they have are more likely to live happy, satisfied lives.
Personality and Individual Differences, March 2012

Health Alert: Life-Threatening Accidental Acetaminophen Overdosing In Children!
Acetaminophen, a widely available over-the-counter medication, can cause liver toxicity in children if recommended doses are exceeded. Clearly, more public education is needed to warn of potential adverse effects. Repeated supratherapeutic dosing (above the recommended dose), accidental overdose (due to error) and intentional ingestion can all result in acute liver failure and even death. 11% of children who are given pharmaceuticals experience a medication error such as an incorrect medication, incorrect dose or method of administering. Acetaminophen overdose is the most common agent responsible for a life-threatening event, longer-term illness or death among children.
Canadian Medical Association Journal, June 2012

Diet: Tart Cherry Juice.
Drinking tart cherry juice two times per day for three weeks resulted in considerable reductions in vital inflammation markers. This is good news for arthritis and join pain sufferers.
American College of Sports. Medicine Conference, May 2012

Exercise: Improved Health With Less Training?
The new 10-20-30 training concept consists of a warm-up at a low intensity followed by 3-4 blocks of 5 minutes running interspersed by 2 minutes of rest. Each block consists of 5 consecutive 1-minute intervals divided into 30, 20 and 10 seconds of running at a low, moderate and near maximal intensity, respectively. Runners were able to improve performance on a 1500m run by 23 seconds and almost by a minute on a 5km run, despite a 50% reduction in their total amount of training. The runners also had a significant decrease in blood pressure and a reduction in blood cholesterol.
Journal of Applied of Physiology, June 2012

Chiropractic: The Rusty Gate!
A gate is a good analogy for understanding bone joint degeneration. A new gate moves free and easy, much like healthy joints. In time, as the joint and gate hinge begin to breakdown or rust, movement becomes restricted and slower. With chiropractic care, your joints can maintain proper motion. For the gate, try WD40. :-)

Wellness/Prevention: Brush Your Teeth!
People who receive regular teeth cleanings had a lower chance of heart attack and stroke.
American Journal of Medicine, June 2012

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Weekly Health Update
Week   of: Monday, July 2nd, 2012
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Health and Wellness Chiropractic
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"Remember   to perform random acts of kindness."
  ~ From the film Pay It Forward,   released in 2000


Mental Attitude: Immune Against Alzheimer's?
Researchers   discovered the best marker associated with memory is a gene called CCR2. This   gene showed immune system activity against beta-amyloid, thought to be the   main substance that causes Alzheimer's disease. According to Dr. Lorna   Harries, "Identification of a key player in the interface between immune   function and cognitive ability may help us to gain a better understanding of   the disease processes involved in Alzheimer's disease and related   disorders."
National Institute on Aging, June 2012
Health Alert: Cancer Rates Expected To Increase!
Cancer   incidence is expected to increase more than 75% by the year 2030 in developed   countries, and over 90% in developing nations. Countries must take action to   combat the projected increases in cancer rates via primary prevention   strategies such as healthier lifestyles, early detection, and effective   treatment programs.  
Lancet Oncology, June 2012
Diet: Snacking On Raisins.
Eating   raisins as an after-school snack prevents excessive calorie intake and   increases the feeling of fullness as compared to other commonly consumed   snacks. Grapes, potato chips and cookies resulted in approximately 56%, 70%   and 108% higher calorie intake compared to raisins, respectively. The   cumulative calorie intake (breakfast + morning snack + lunch + after-school   snack) was 10-19% lower in children who ate raisins as an after school snack   when compared to children who consumed other snacks.
Canadian Nutrition Society, May 2012
Exercise: Exercise and Cancer.
Researchers   are working toward proving that daily yoga or 20 minutes of walking will   likely extend a cancer patient's survival. In 15 years, doctors have gone   from being afraid to recommend exercise to cancer patients to having enough   data that shows it is safe and effective, particularly for relief of   treatment side effects.
American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, June 2012
Chiropractic: Some Nerve?
Your   nervous system runs and controls every aspect of your body. For example,   there are 45 miles of nerves in your skin alone!
Gray's Anatomy
Wellness/Prevention: Early Stress?
Children   who experience intense and lasting stressful events in their lives score   lower on tests of the spatial working memory and have more trouble on tests   of short-term memory.
Journal of Neuroscience, June 2012

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Weekly Health Update
Week of: Monday, June 25th, 2012
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Health  and Wellness Chiropractic
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"Perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
  ~ Albert Einstein


Mental Attitude: Impressionable Youth.
Alcohol  is responsible for 4,700 deaths per year among young people under the age of 21. At least 14 studies have found that the more young people are exposed to  alcohol advertising and marketing, the more likely they are to drink, or if they are already drinking, to drink more.
Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth, May   2012
Health Alert: Oxygen and Cancer.
A new study suggests the primary cause of uncontrollable tumor growth in some cancers may be hypoxia (low oxygen levels in cells) and not genetic mutations, as is widely believed.
Journal of Molecular Cell Biology, May 2012
Diet:   Be Careful What You Watch.
Researchers digitally removed the names of fast food chains from their commercials, showed them to young people ages 15-23, and asked them to identify which restaurant chain each commercial represented. Even after controlling for the total amount of time spent watching TV, young people whom correctly identified more than 50% of the restaurants were twice as likely to be obese compared to those whom did not.
American Academy of Pediatrics, April 2012
Exercise:  Not Enough!
On average, Americans spend only about 2 hours each week participating in sports and fitness activities. The CDC recommends adults aged 18-64 get about four hours of physical activity each week by exercising moderately (ex: brisk walk) for 2.5 hours per week and engaging in a vigorous activity, such as running and muscle strengthening, for 1.5 hours per week.
American Time Use Study, May 2012
Chiropractic:   Did It Move?
If there is no "popping" sound accompanying an adjustment, did the   joint move? Try this: "Pop" one of your knuckles and notice how far the joint moves. Try again, and even though the joint moves just as far,   there is no sound. So, whether a joint "pops" or not does not correlate   with if it moved or not. Of course, it is possible that the surrounding   muscles are so tight, the joint cannot be moved enough to "pop" that joint.
Wellness/Prevention:   Rolling Down The Highway.
Heart attack death rates are 27% higher for people living within 100 meters of a major roadway, compared to those who live at least 1,000 meters away. Living close to a highway is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes in those with underlying cardiac disease. Besides air pollution, exposure to noise could be a possible mechanism underlying this association.
Circulation, May 2012

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Weekly Health Update
Week of: Monday, June 18th, 2012
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"Inaction, save as a measure of recuperation between bursts of activity,
  is painful and dangerous to the healthy organism. Only the dying can be really idle."
  ~ H. L. Mencken


Mental Attitude: Sleep Tight?
Children with excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), despite little indication of short sleep from traditional measurements, were more likely to experience problems with learning, attention/hyperactivity and conduct than children without EDS.   Obesity, symptoms of inattention, depression, anxiety, and asthma have been found to contribute to EDS.
Penn State, May 2012
Health Alert: Obesity Projections!
At current projections, 42% of the US population will be obese by 2030, with 11% categorized as severely obese. Severe obesity is defined as a body mass index over 40 or roughly 100 pounds overweight. $550 billion could be saved in the next 20 years just by keeping obesity rates at the current level!
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, May 2012
Exercise: Cancer and Exercise.
Physical activity is linked to lower rates of breast and colon cancer deaths. Exercise helps moderate insulin levels, reduce inflammation and possibly improve the immune response. Even though direct effects of physical activity on cancer are not definitely proven, given that physical activity is generally safe, improves quality of life for cancer patients, and has numerous other health benefits, adequate physical activity should be a standard part of cancer care.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute, May 2012
Chiropractic: Interesting Anatomy.
Every organ, tissue and cell in your body requires a two-way information connection with your brain, via the nervous system. How important is your nervous system? It is  he only system/organ encased in solid bone, as your skull houses your brain and your vertebra encapsulate your spinal cord.
Gray's Anatomy
Wellness/Prevention: Commutes Risk Health.
Individuals with the longest commutes are least likely to report frequently engaging in moderate to vigorous exercise, and most likely to show risk factors for poorer cardiovascular and metabolic health. Commuting more than 10 miles to work is linked with high blood pressure.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, June 2012

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Roseville, MN

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