Added sugars may matter more than dietary sodium when it comes to the risk of developing hypertension and cardiovascular disease. A new study found that individuals whose daily intake of calories from added sugar account for 25% of their total caloric intake have nearly a three times greater risk of death due to cardiovascular disease. Open Heart, December 2014 Heart disease, cancer and stroke are all linked to obesity. Obesity is linked to intake of processed sugars. We eat way too many foods from boxes, bags and cans, all of which contain, if not sugar, other toxic chemicals that destroy […]
Syringomyelia is a disorder in which a cyst forms within the spinal cord, and Arnold Chiari malformations are structural defects that result in the cerebellum and brain stem being pushed downward into the spinal column. Past research has reported that these conditions may be considered contraindications for spinal manipulation. However, a recent case study found skilled spinal manipulation to be both safe and effective in the treatment of an 18-year-old women with both of the above mentioned conditions who suffered from neck and left arm pain after a motor vehicle accident. After four treatments in two weeks, she was asymptomatic, which continued […]
Individuals eat and drink food from cans and plastic bottles lined with a chemical called bisphenol A (BPA) on a daily basis. Now, a new report suggests that drinking from such containers could lead to increased blood pressure. Researchers found that systolic blood pressure increased by approximately 4.5 mmHg after consuming two canned beverages, compared with consuming two glass-bottled beverages. The authors believe the findings should be important to healthcare providers, policy writers, and the general public with regards to the possible heart risks associated with BPA. Study author Dr. Yun-Chul Hong concludes, “I suggest consumers try to eat fresh […]
Experts are concerned that the increasing prevalence of technology may result in more pain among frequent users. Dr. Kenneth Hansray recently studied the issue of poor posture and how it affects the body, especially when using a cell phone or smart device. When the neck is in a neutral position, the head weighs about 12 pounds (~5.4 kg). Dr. Hansray found that when the head is tilted 15 degrees forward, stress on the neck increases to 27 pounds (~12.2 kg), at 45 degrees it increases to 49 pounds (~22.2 kg), and at 60 degrees it increases to 60 pounds (~27.2 […]
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