Anxiety and Back Pain.

Brazilian researchers claim there is a link between anxiety and back pain among individuals under the age of forty. While this does not prove cause and effect in either direction, previous research has shown that anxiety can increase muscle tension, affect posture, and increase sedentary behavior – all factors that could increase a person’s risk for back pain. Spine, January 2015

In my practice, I have seen an increase in anxiety and back pain among young men ages 18 to 25.  This is usually idiopathic, meaning that there is no obvious cause of the back pain.  If you or a loved one suffers from back pain, don’t continue to suffer, don’t mask the pain with ills, but come in and find out what the cause of the pain is and get it fixed.  The longer you wait, the more damage is done and the longer it will take to fix.  Call us today at 801-955-1555 and schedule an examination.

What is the best treatment for whiplash?

This study indicates that manipulation of the spine will bring faster, more profound relief of pain and increase in range of motion that physical therapy.  Manipulative Treatment vs. Conventional Physiotherapy Treatment in Whiplash Injury: A Randomized Controlled Trial Journal of Whiplash & Related Disorders 2004; Vol. 3; No. 2

If you have had an accident, you need to be checked by a certified automobile accident injury specialist.  Call today to schedule a consultation, 801-955-1555.  Your automobile insurance will cover this treatment.  Call today 801-955-1555.

Avocados Can Help Lower Bad Cholesterol Levels.

Investigators found that consuming one avocado a day as part of a moderate-fat diet (34% of total calories from fat, of which 17% were from monounsaturated fatty acids) reduced lower-density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad”) cholesterol by 13.5 mg/dl in individuals who were either overweight or obese. Senior author Dr. Penny M. Kris-Etherton adds, “We need to focus on getting people to eat a heart-healthy diet that includes avocados and other nutrient-rich food sources of better fats.” Journal of American Heart Association, January 2015

We know that Fat is not bad, bad fat is bad.  Likewise, carbohydrates are not bad, bad carbohydrates are bad.  Believe it or not, there are also bad protiens.

Come to our free Healthy Living class and learn what is good, and what is bad.                          Call 801-928-3595 to reserve your seats.

Too Much TV Leads to Increased Junk Food Consumption.

The more time individuals spend watching TV, the more likely they are to snack on junk food. Researchers found that those who watched more TV had a poorer understanding of nutrition and were more likely to feel powerless in regards to changing their unhealthy eating habits. Lead study author Dr. Temple Northup explains, “Based on these results, the media may be one piece of the obesity problem by sending messages to consumers that create fatalistic attitudes toward eating healthy as well as lowering overall nutritional knowledge. These two variables in turn contribute to poor nutritional eating – a well-established cause of obesity.” The International Journal of Communication and Health, January 2015.

 

Herein lies the cause of so much childhood obesity.  It used to be common to see the streets filled with children running around playing outside all afternoon until dinner time.  Now, we find kids sitting in the house playing video/computer games and snacking on processed foods and soft drinks.

Learn how you can break the obesity cycle.  Attend our free Healthy Living class.                        Call 801-928-3595 to reserve your seats.

Diet and Colorectal Cancer Risk.

Researchers analyzed the dietary characteristics of colorectal cancer patients and healthy controls and found that patients with colorectal cancer were more likely to eat a diet that includes high red meat consumption, preserved foods, artificial sweeteners, fast foods, soft drinks, spicy foods, and processed meats.
Central European Journal of Public Health, December 2014

We know that the largest killers in our society are related to lifestyle choices that we make.  Learn how you can make better lifestyle choices and increase the amount of living that you do in your life.  Attend our free Healthy Living class.  Call 801-928-3595 to reserve your seats.

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies!

A 24-year study including 9,112 Japanese men and women found that those who ate the most servings of fruits and vegetables each day had a 24% lower risk for total cardiovascular disease, a 20% lower risk for stroke, and a 43% lower risk for coronary heart disease when compared with their peers who ate the fewest daily servings of fruits and vegetables. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, January 2015

Too much of our American diet is packaged and processed foods.  These are literally killing us!  Learn more at my free health and wellness class.  Call 801-928-3595 to reserve your seats.

Eat Fruit for Healthier Bones!

After studying 4,000 elderly Hong Kong residents, Chinese researchers found that those who consumed more servings of fruit per day had greater whole body bone mineral density than those who ate fewer servings of fruit during their average day. More specifically, the researchers attributed about a 5% increase in whole body bone density to each additional daily serving of fruit that participants ate.  Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, December 2014.

We are so duped into thinking that we get calcium from milk and that we have to eat animal protein to get protein.  Learn the truth!  Come to one of our free “healthy living” classes.  Call 801-928-3595 to reserve your free seats now.

Vitamin A Deficiency and Immunity.

Previous research has demonstrated that vitamin A deficiency early in life can impair the intestinal immune response in many organisms, including humans.  Toxic overload of our intestinal tracts can also lower our immune response.  Build up of candida and reduction of friendly bacteria through ingested antibiotics in non-organic animal protein can also lead to leaky gut syndrome and autoimmune diseases such as Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Learn more about the health of your gut.  Attend one of our free healthy living seminars.  Call 801-928-3595 to reserve your seats.

Nearly Half of Americans Are Micronutrient Deficient.

Using data provided by 18,177 individuals who took part in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, researchers conclude that over 40% of the population consumes inadequate amounts of calcium, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, D, and E. Furthermore, when compared with normal weight adults, obese adults consume fewer micronutrients and are more likely to be nutrient deficient.
Journal of the American College of Nutrition, January 2015

Learn more about proper nutrition and how to fight obesity by attending one of our free Healthy Living classes.  Call 801-928-3595 to reserve your seats.

Less Alcohol & More Veggies Appears to Lower Risk for Some Cancers.

If you want to cut your risk of obesity-related cancers, researchers suggest eating a plant-based diet and limiting your alcohol intake. After studying long-term data on over 3,000 individuals, the research team found that eating more fruits, vegetables, and legumes was associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer during the 15+ year data collection period. They also note that limiting alcoholic drinks was shown to protect against obesity-related cancers overall, as well as breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers. Study senior author Dr. Niyati Parekh explains, “Based on the study’s results, dietary advice on preventing cancer should emphasize the importance of eating a plant-based diet and restricting alcohol consumption.”
Cancer Causes & Control, January 2015

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