Did You Know…
· In a Harvard study of 47,000 middle age men, those who ate 10 or more weekly servings of tomato based foods cut their prostate cancer risk by 45 percent.
· The human brain is insensitive to pain. The suffering of a headache doesn’t come from the organ itself but from the nerves and muscles lining it.
· When you were a baby, your heart weighed less than an ounce. It will grow to weigh about a pound. Yet this muscle that is only the size of your fist will pump 2,000 gallons of blood each day.
· The average adult has between 40 billion and 50 billion fat cells.
· The simple act of walking requires the use of 200 muscles in the human body. As many as 40 are needed to lift a leg and move forward.
· A cup of espresso has less caffeine than a regular cup of coffee
Health and Wellness
Most people are not aware that the chiropractic philosophy of staying well, as well as getting well by natural means, dates back to ancient Greece. Holism, manipulation and natural healing all were emphasized by Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine”. He said “Nature must heal; the physician can only remove the obstruction” and “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite to many diseases”. Heridicus, a contemporary of Hippocrates, was the first great drugless healer and the “Father of Kinesiology”. He conditioned athletes and ill people through therapeutic manipulation and exercise and was so successful that Aristotle once complained; “He made old men young and prolonged their lives too greatly”. Over two thousand years later, wellness has become a critical focus of health care efforts, treatment and research. Chiropractors specialize in the treatment and maintenance of the muscle, nerve and skeletal systems of your body so that you are pain free and feeling well and also so that you can maintain an active lifestyle and enjoy a high quality of life.
For The Snow Shoveler
· If you must shovel, be careful. Listen to weather forecasts so you can rise early and have time to shovel before work.
· Layer clothing to keep your muscles warm and flexible.
· Shoveling can strain deconditioned muscles between your shoulders, in your upper back, lower back, buttocks and legs. So, do some warm up stretching before you grab that shovel.
· When you do shovel, push the snow straight ahead; don’t try and throw it. Avoid sudden twisting and turning motions, move your feet so you are not torqueing the spine.
· Bend your knees to lift while shoveling. Let the muscles of your legs and arms do the work, not your back.
· Take frequent rest breaks to take the strain off your muscles. A fatigued body asks for injury.
“A Clove A Day”
Chef Emeril Lagasse’s favorite ingredient also reigns as America’s longest running and most pungent health kick. Thanks to mounting evidence that garlic is one of the healthiest substances we can eat. The last 25 years have uncovered well documented health benefits from garlic, like reducing blood cholesterol and triglycerides, increasing lipoproteins (good cholesterol), and lowering blood pressure. In addition garlic lowers plaque buildup in arteries, blood sugar, the risk of clots and cancer of the digestive system, helps remove heavy metals such as lead and mercury from the body and is a potent natural antibiotic.
Americans Taking More Prescription Drugs Than Ever
A new survey finds 55% of Americans regularly take a prescription medicine – and they’re taking more than ever. Those who use prescription drugs take four, on average, and many take over-the-counter drugs. But many of those pills may be unnecessary and might do more harm than good. Among those who take prescription drugs, 53% get them from more than one health care provider, which increases the risk of adverse drug effects. More than a third say no provider has reviewed their medicines to see if all are necessary. Forty-nine percent of survey respondents asked their prescribers whether they could stop taking a drug, and 71% were able to eliminate at least one. The number of prescriptions filled for American adults and children rose 85% between 1997 and 2016, from 2.4 billion to 4.5 billion a year. During that time the U.S. population rose 21%. In 2014, nearly 1.3 million people sought emergency room treatment for adverse drug effects, and about 124,000 people died, according to U.S. government data.
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