WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE from your Napa Chiropractor, 8-15-2022

Health Alert: Secondhand and Thirdhand Smoke Linked to Cervical Cancer Risk. Third-hand smoke is
the invisible remnant of tobacco smoke that clings to surfaces. An analysis of data from the China Kadoorie
Biobank study found that women with frequent exposure to either second-hand or third-hand smoke had a 22-
24% increased risk for cervical cancer over the following decade when compared with their peers with less
exposure to cigarette use. Environmental Research, September 2022
Diet: Eat the Rainbow. The carotenoids, flavonoids, betalains, and chlorophylls that give color to various fruit
and vegetables are known to confer health benefits when part of one’s diet. An analysis of data from 86 studies
with more than 37 million participants found the 42% of the health benefits associated with consuming fruit and
vegetables are derived from these bioactive compounds and that individuals should strive to eat produce that’s
red, orange, yellow, white, purple, blue, and green. Molecules, June 2022
Exercise: Exercise at Work. If your workplace includes access to a gym, the American Council on Exercise
offers the following recommendations: schedule exercise on your daily calendar; pack workout clothes and get
to work early, if needed; bring toiletries if the gym has showers; ask a co-worker to exercise with you; and keep
a fresh change of work clothes at your desk, if needed. American Council on Exercise, June 2022
Chiropractic: Low Back Pain in Working Adults. Questionnaires completed by working-age adults not
currently under care for low back pain revealed that 46.5% currently had some degree of low back pain and
72.3% presently experienced some level of low back-related disability. The findings reveal that many non-careseeking workers have low back pain and/or disability, which suggests that some level of pain and disability
could be considered normal, acceptable, or manageable. Chiropractic care offers a conservative treatment
approach for the management of low back pain and/or disability.
Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, August 2022
Mental Attitude: Vitamin D May Help Prevent to Dementia. According to a recent study, low vitamin D
status may be a risk factor for dementia and up to 17% of dementia cases could be prevented by increasing
vitamin D levels to 50 nmol/L. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, April 2022
Wellness/Prevention: Wellness Visits Help Prevents Diabetes Amputation. New research finds that elderly
type 2 diabetics who make annual wellness visits have a 36% reduced risk for major lower-extremity
amputations. University of Virginia, June 2022
Quote: “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”
~ David Brinkley

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE from your Napa Chiropractor, 8-8-2022

Health Alert: Many THC-Free CBD Products Contain THC. Tetrahydrocannobinol (THC) is a chemical in
marijuana that causes intoxication. An analysis of 80 different readily available THC-free cannabidiol (CBD)
products found that about 60% of these products did contain THC. The researchers note that most contained
only trace amounts of THC, but these amounts can accumulate in the body and be detected by a drug test. The
Partnership to End Addiction in New York City adds, “Consumers deserve accurate marketing claims and if
they choose to buy CBD, to know exactly what’s in the product… It’s been like the Wild West for quite some
time as CBD products proliferate, advertised for numerous maladies without research to substantiate it and
without oversight on quality control.” Drug and Alcohol Dependence, June 2022
Diet: Use Salt Less? Using data from the UK Biobank study, researchers report that individuals who nearly
always add salt to their food may live two fewer years than those who rarely/never add salt to their meals. The
findings suggest that using herbs or spicy to flavor food, in lieu of salt, may increase one’s longevity.
European Heart Journal, July 2022
Exercise: Just 10 Minutes… Following a review of data from the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health
study, researchers estimate that replacing just ten minutes a day of sedentary activity with exercise of any
intensity can have a positive benefit on one’s waistline. Cancer Causes & Control, August 2022
Chiropractic: Neck Disorder May Worsen Jaw Pain and Function. Examinations of temporomandibular
(TMD) patients revealed that those with restricted cervical range of motion experienced more severe TMDrelated pain and disability than TMD patients with normal cervical range of motion. The findings suggest that
dysfunction in the cervical spine may play a role in TMD and treatment to restore normal motion in the neck—
such as chiropractic care—may be necessary to achieve a successful outcome. Cranio, July 2022
Mental Attitude: Nearly Half of Seniors Have Had Ageist Experiences. Questionnaires completed by more
than 2,000 older adults revealed that 45% had a personal experience in which someone assumed they had
difficulty with using technology or with their vision, hearing, or memory due to their age.
JAMA Network Open, June 2022
Wellness/Prevention: Low Vitamin D Linked to Miscarriage? An analysis of data from ten studies identified
an association between vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency and a 60% increased risk of miscarriage. Future
studies may investigate if improving vitamin D status in women at risk for miscarriage may improve their
chances for a successful pregnancy. Fertility & Sterility, July 2022
Quote: “Dig your well before you’re thirsty.” ~ Seth Godin

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE from your Napa Chiropractor, 8-1-2022

Health Alert: Prediabetes Linked to Heart Attack. Prediabetes is a term used to describe elevated
blood sugar levels that have not yet reached the threshold for a diabetes diagnosis. An analysis of data
regarding 1.79 million hospitalizations for myocardial infarction found that prediabetes increases an
individual’s risk for heart attack by 25%, percutaneous intervention (angioplasty) by 45%, and heart
bypass surgery by 200%. Endocrine Society, June 2022
Diet: Fruit, Vegetables, and Kidney Health. Following a review of data from the National Health
and Nutrition Examination Survey, researchers have observed an association between chronic kidney
disease and a low intake of fruit and vegetables. Journal of Renal Nutrition, July 2022
Exercise: The Least Active Day for Older People Is… According to a study that monitored the
activity of 459 older adults, seniors are least active on Sundays, averaging just 22.5 minutes of exercise
and spending 453.9 minutes engaged in sedentary activities. Preventative Medicine Reports, June 2022
Chiropractic: Improved Posture. A literature review found that manual therapy techniques—such as
those used by doctors of chiropractic—are an effective intervention for improving lateral pelvic tilt and
reducing forward head posture and thoracic kyphosis. Gait & Posture, June 2022
Mental Attitude: Exercise May Slow Cognitive Decline. A recent systematic review found that
engaging in aerobic exercise and resistance training may slow or reverse mild-cognitive impairment.
The findings suggest that physical activity should be included in a multimodal approach to address
cognitive decline. Journal of Affective Disorders, August 2022
Wellness/Prevention: Want Young Looking Skin? The American Academy of Dermatology offers
the following tips for younger looking skin: use sunscreen and anti-aging moisturizer daily; choose
products that address your specific concerns, such as dark spots or wrinkles; choose products designed
for your skin type, such as dry, oily, or sensitive; choose hypoallergenic products that won’t clog your
pores and that offer a hotline for questions; and be realistic about what these skin care products can do
for your skin. American Academy of Dermatology, June 2022
Quote: “Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” ~ Norman Ralph Augustine

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE from your Napa Chiropractor, 7-25-2022

Health Alert: Prostate Cancer Increases Blood Clot Risk. An analysis of data on more than 550,000 men
revealed that those with prostate cancer had a 50% greater risk for developing a venous thromboembolism (VTE)
within five years of their initial diagnosis, especially within the first six months. The research team hopes the
findings will help healthcare providers become more aware of the risk and help ensure a timely VTE diagnosis.
BMJ Open, May 2022
Diet: Omega-3s Help Keep Arteries Flexible. According to a study that included 6,124 older adults, a higher
intake of omega-3 fatty acids is associated with increased arterial elasticity, a sign of good cardiovascular health.
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, June 2022
Exercise: Exercise Tips During Pregnancy. Studies have shown that physical fitness can confer benefits to both a
mom-to-be and her unborn child. The United Kingdom’s National Health Service offers the following tips for
exercise during pregnancy: always warm up before exercising and cool down afterward; try to keep active on a daily
basis—30 minutes of walking each day can be enough, but if you cannot manage that, any amount is better than
nothing; avoid any strenuous exercise in hot weather; drink plenty of water; if you go to exercise classes, make sure
your teacher is properly qualified and knows that you’re pregnant; give swimming a try because the water will
support your increased weight; and be careful when performing exercises that involve a greater fall risk, such as
cycling. National Health Service, May 2022
Chiropractic: Effective Treatment for Cervicogenic Dizziness. A systematic review that included 13 studies
found that the combination of manual therapies and specific exercises is an effective approach for managing
dizziness that originates from dysfunction in the cervical spine. Doctors of chiropractic often use manual therapies
like spinal manipulation and mobilization in combination with exercises in the management of musculoskeletal
disorders of the cervical spine. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, April 2022
Mental Attitude: Eye Trouble Can Lead to Lower Cognitive Test Scores for Seniors. In a recent experiment,
researchers asked 24 older adults with normal vision to take both visual and oral cognitive tests with and without
goggles that simulate age-related macular degeneration. Investigators found that when the participants experienced
impaired vision, their performance on vision-based cognitive assessments fell. Study leader Dr. Anne MacNamara
adds, “A mistaken score in cognitive tests could have devastating ramifications, leading to unnecessary changes to a
person’s living, working, financial, or social circumstances.” Scientific Reports, May 2022
Wellness/Prevention: Greening Up Cities Could Save Lives. Following an analysis of government mortality data
and greenness data from satellite imagery, researchers estimate that about 1,500 early deaths among seniors could be
prevented each year by increasing greenery in urban environments. Frontiers in Public Health, May 2022
Quote: “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” ~ Vince Lombardi

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE from your Napa Chiropractor, 7-18-2022

Health Alert: Poor Sleep Can Impact a Soon-To-Be Mom’s Mental Health. New research suggests that nearly
30% of expectant mothers experience poor quality sleep, which can double their risk for antepartum depression,
antepartum anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The findings suggest that steps to maintain good
sleep hygiene may have a protective effect on a pregnant woman’s mental health.
Maternal Child and Health Journal, July 2022
Diet: Maternal Diet Can Affect Child’s Birth Weight. An analysis of data collected from 260 new mothers
revealed that a diet pattern characterized by a high intake of cereals and breads, coffee and tea, and processed fats is
associated with an increased risk for both low and excessive birth weight for the baby.
Maternal Child and Health Journal, July 2022
Exercise: Stay Fit! Using data from the Generation 100 Study, researchers report they have identified an association
between higher cardiorespiratory fitness and greater structural complexity in key areas of the brain normally affected
by advancing age. Neuroimage, August 2022
Chiropractic: Manual Therapies Plus Stabilization Exercises for Chronic Neck Pain. Among a group of 58
patients with chronic neck pain and mobility deficits in the upper cervical spine, researchers found that the
combination of spinal manipulative therapy, mobilization therapy, and stabilization exercises targeting the upper
cervical spine led to improvements in pain and range of motion that were not observed in participants in a
stabilization exercise-only group. Doctors of chiropractic often manage chronic neck pain using a multimodal
approach that can include spinal manipulation, mobilization, and stabilization exercises. Life (Basel), May 2022
Mental Attitude: Big Increase in Teen Hospitalizations for Mental Health Issues. According to a new study, the
number of teens admitted to the hospital for suicidal ideations or suicide attempts increased by 60% between 2019
and 2020. Researchers also observed a significant increase in admissions for depression, anxiety, eating disorders,
substance abuse, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Hospital Pediatrics, May 2022
Wellness/Prevention: A Pet Dog May Shield Children from Crohn’s Disease. Crohn’s disease is a form of
inflammatory bowel disease characterized by inflammation in the digestive tract that can result in abdominal pain,
severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, and malnutrition. An analysis of data on nearly 4,300 people enrolled in the
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Genetic, Environmental, and Microbial project found that having a family dog during
childhood is associated with a healthier gut microbiome later in life. Senior author Dr. Williams Turpin notes, “Our
study seems to add to others that have explored the ‘hygiene hypothesis,’ which suggests that the lack of exposure to
microbes early in life may lead to lack of immune regulation toward environmental microbes.”
American Gastroenterological Association, May 2022
Quote: “It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.” ~ Thomas Mann

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE from your Napa Chiropractor, 7-11-2022

Health Alert: Vaping Increases Annual Healthcare Costs. The University of California, San Francisco School of
Nursing reports that annual healthcare costs for vape users are more than $2,000 higher than non-tobacco users. Lead
study author Dr. Yingning Wang writes, “Healthcare costs attributable to e-cigarette use are already greater than our
estimates of healthcare costs attributable to cigar and smokeless tobacco use…This is a concerning finding, given
that e-cigarettes are a relatively new product whose impact is likely to increase over time.”
Tobacco Control, May 2022
Diet: Omega-3s and Post-Surgical Recovery. A systematic review that included ten studies found that for
gastrointestinal (GI) cancer patients undergoing surgery, a higher intake of omega-3 fatty acids is associated with
less inflammation following surgery and a shorter hospital stay. Food Chemistry, Molecular Sciences, March 2022
Exercise: Outdoor Fitness Ideas. Experts from the American Fitness Professionals and Associates list the
following ways to get fit outside during summer: try paddleboarding, go hiking, take a bike ride, play beach
volleyball, go trail running, do some high-intensity interval training at the track, try outdoor yoga, strength train at
the park with body weight exercises, go swimming, or join an outdoor fitness class.
American Fitness Professionals and Associates, May 2022
Chiropractic: Recommendations for Acute Cervical Radiculopathy. An expert panel concluded that because the
risk-benefit ratio for surgery is less favorable for cervical radiculopathy, conservative treatment options (like
chiropractic care) should be the initial treatment approach for the condition. The panel recommends patient
education, spinal manipulative therapy, and foraminal opening exercises in the acute stage; individualized physical
activity including supervised motor control, specific exercises, and/or neurodynamic mobilization in the subacute
stage; and general aerobic exercise, focused strength training, and postural and ergonomic education in the chronic
stage. Physical Therapy, May 2022
Mental Attitude: Insomnia in Midlife Can Spell Memory Issues in Retirement. University of Helsinki
researchers report that individuals with long-term insomnia symptoms in midlife are more likely to experience
difficulties with memory, learning, and concentration during old age. Researcher Dr. Tea Lallukka adds, “Based on
our findings, early intervention tackling insomnia symptoms, or measures aimed at improving the quality of sleep
would be justified.” Journal of Aging and Health, May 2022
Wellness/Prevention: Smoke Detector Management. The American Red Cross offers the following tips for
installing smoke detectors in the home: mount smoke alarms throughout the house, including bedrooms, and
hallways outside bedrooms; make sure children know what a smoke detector sounds like and what to do if they hear
one; perform monthly tests on the alarms; change batteries annually; replace smoke detectors every ten years; and
never turn off a smoke detector. American Red Cross, May 2022
Quote: “Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise.” ~ Horace

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE from your Napa Chiropractor 7-4-2022

Health Alert: Excessive Drinking Can Reduce Disease-Free Years. According to a study that analyzed data
from twelve cohort studies with over 120,000 total participants, individuals who drink more than 14 units of
alcohol a week (approximately seven to eight bottles of beer or glasses of wine, or 14 single servings of spirits)
may experience up to six fewer years of life free from chronic disease.
The Lance Regional Health, Europe, May 2022
Diet: Negative Effects of a High-Fat Diet. A recent animal study found that within 16 weeks, rats on a highfat diet developed hypertension, insulin resistance, and a decreased sensitivity of the tubuloglomerular feedback
(TGF) mechanism, which is important for kidney function.
American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology, May 2022
Exercise: Many Kids in Daycare Don’t Get Enough Exercise. Investigators observed 96 childcare centers
and 131 Head Start programs and found the majority failed to provide kids with the recommended 180 minutes
a day of physical activity of any intensity, including 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity exercise.
Pediatrics, May 2022
Chiropractic: Mobilization and Exercise for Shoulder Pain. Among a group of 23 patients with shoulder
pain lasting longer than six weeks, those treated with a combination of glenohumeral mobilization with
movement and shoulder exercises—an approach often used by doctors of chiropractic—experienced meaningful
improvements in shoulder pain, disability, and range of motion within one month.
Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapeutics, February 2022
Mental Attitude: Age Determines Risk Factors for Dementia. Using data from the Framingham Heart Study,
researchers report the following are age-associated risk factors for dementia: hypertension at age 55, heart
disease at age 65, and a history of diabetes or stroke after age 70. Lead author Dr. Emer McGrath writes,
“Dementia is a complicated disease and risk prediction scores need to be tailored to the individual…Our
findings support the use of age-specific risk prediction scores for dementia instead of a one-size-fits-all
approach.” Neurology, May 2022
Wellness/Prevention: Vitamin D, Sleep, and Post-Stroke Depression. Following a review of health records
of 223 stroke patients, researchers report that individuals with vitamin D deficiency and poor sleep who suffer a
stroke have an increased risk for post-stroke depression when compared with stroke patients with good sleep
hygiene and healthy vitamin D status. Journal of Affective Disorders, July 2022
Quote: “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of
your life; define yourself.” ~ Harvey Fierstein

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE from your Napa Chiropractor, 6-27-2022

Health Alert: Extra Weight Increases Risk of Endometrial Cancer. Body mass index (BMI) is an estimate of
body fat based on weight and height. An analysis of data concerning nearly 120,000 women from seven countries
revealed that for every five unit increase in BMI, the risk for endometrial cancer rises by 88%.
BMC Medicine, April 2022
Diet: Fast Food Restaurants Increase Diabetes Risk in Nearby Area. According to a recent study, living within
300 meters (~984 feet) of a fast-food restaurant is associated with up to a 16% increased risk for type 2 diabetes.
PLOS Medicine, April 2022
Exercise: Improve Exercise Training By Controlling Your Blood Sugar. New research suggests that high blood
glucose levels may reduce the exercise capacity of skeletal muscles. However, researchers observed that when
normal blood sugar levels are restored, skeletal muscle exercise capacity improves. Diabetes, April 2022
Chiropractic: Prolonged Sitting at Work Affects the Spine. Assessments of office workers revealed that at the
end of an eight-hour workday, participants had experienced a significant reduction in both standing and sitting
height, along with an increase in spinal pain. The findings highlight the importance of breaking up prolonged sitting
time with frequent breaks to stretch or walk.
International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, March 2022
Mental Attitude: Mental Illness Tied to Heart Problems. An analysis of 108 studies that included more than 30
million people found that individuals with severe mental illness—such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder—have
a two-times greater risk for cardiac-related death than the general population. The authors add, “The increased
relative risk of [cardiovascular disease] diagnosis in more recent decades may be a result of disparity in smoking
prevalence between people with [severe mental illness] and the general population or increased use of
antipsychotics…The changes since the 1990s approximately coincide with the release of newer, second-generation
antipsychotics which are known to have worse metabolic effects.” PLOS Medicine, April 2022
Wellness/Prevention: Choosing the Right Shoe to Reduce Fall Risk. The American Podiatric Medical
Association offers the following recommendations for older adults when choosing a new shoe: check for support on
both sides of the heel, flexibility in the toes, and stability in the middle; make sure to have your feet measured to
ensure proper shoe size when shopping for shoes, and wear socks when trying on shoes; avoid buying shoes that are
uncomfortable when you try them on; and talk to your podiatrist about what shoes are best for your needs.
American Podiatric Medical Association, April 2022
Quote: “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE from your Napa Chiropractor, 6-20-2022

Health Alert: Sleep Troubles Can Affect Kids’ Reading Ability. An analysis of data concerning 339 primary
school students revealed that those with sleep-disordered breathing, daytime sleepiness, and shorter sleep latency
scored up to 7% lower on reading assessments than their peers without trouble sleeping.
British Journal of Educational Psychology, June 2022
Diet: Improve Diet, Reduce Cancer Risk. While specific causes of early onset colorectal cancer remain unclear,
the current research suggests that a diet characterized by a high intake of red and processed meat, refined grains, and
sugar can alter gut microbial composition, which can lead to chronic inflammation in the digestive tract and may
result in a greater risk for colorectal cancer. The findings suggest that adopting a healthier diet pattern may reduce
the risk for colorectal cancer in adults under age 50. New England Journal of Medicine, April 2022
Exercise: Exercise Promotes Longevity. Following an analysis of data from 64 studies, researchers confirm that
individuals with a lifelong history of exercise have a lower risk for early death than their sedentary peers.
International Journal of Epidemiology, May 2022
Chiropractic: Dizziness and Chronic Neck Pain. Among a group of 133 patients under treatment for chronic neck
pain, 43% reported concurrent dizziness. Additionally, those with both neck pain and dizziness were more likely to
experience more intense neck pain and disability, along with lower scores on quality of life assessments. Doctors of
chiropractic are skilled in the management of both neck pain and dizziness, often using a multimodal approach
including manual therapies and specific exercises. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, February 2022
Mental Attitude: Witnessing Domestic Violence in Childhood Can Have Lifelong Consequences. A survey of
more than 17,700 adults revealed that among those who were exposed to chronic parental domestic violence during
childhood, 22.5% had major depression later in life, 15% suffered from anxiety, and nearly 27% had a substance
disorder—all of which are rates significantly higher than those seen in the general population. Study author Dr.
Esme Fuller-Thomson notes, “Our findings underline the risk of long-term negative outcomes of chronic domestic
violence for children, even when the children themselves are not abused.” Journal of Family Violence, April 2022
Wellness/Prevention: Daily Aspirin for Heart Health? For years, experts have recommended taking a daily lowdose aspirin to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. However, based on findings from three large-scale studies
that weighed the benefits and risks of this practice, the United States Preventative Services Task Force is now
reversing this recommendation for adults under the age of 60 with exceptions for those with existing heart problems
who already take a low-dose aspirin. Journal of the American Medical Association, April 2022
Quote: “I attribute my success to this—I never gave or took any excuse.” ~ Florence Nightingale

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE from your Napa Chiropractor, 6-13-2022

Health Alert: Steroid Medications Pose Dangers for Those with Sickle Cell. A review of data on more than
5,100 patients with sickle cell disease found that patients given oral corticosteroids were more likely to be
hospitalized for a vaso-occlusive episode, a condition that can cause intense pain and irreversible organ damage.
Research leader Dr. Ondine Walter adds, “Vaso-occlusive events and related hospitalization appear to follow
corticosteroid prescription fairly quickly… This evidence suggests corticosteroids may be contributing to the events
and should be avoided as much as possible in these patients.” Blood, April 2022
Diet: Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Preeclampsia Risk. Preeclampsia is marked by a sudden increase in blood
pressure, protein in the urine, or other problems during pregnancy, which can cause serious health problems for
mothers and babies if left untreated. In a study that included over 8,500 expectant mothers, researchers identified an
association between greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet and up to a 22% lower risk for preeclampsia. The
findings are encouraging because very few preeclampsia treatments are considered safe or produce any meaningful
benefits. Journal of the American Heart Association, April 2022
Exercise: Aerobic Exercise May Reduce Cardiovascular Risks in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients. Among a
group of 48 chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, those who participated in a twelve-week aerobic exercise
intervention experienced an improvement in both blood vessel function and blood pressure reactivity. The findings
suggest that engaging in an aerobic exercise training program may reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease in CKD
patients, which is the leading cause of death for such individuals. Journal of Applied Physiology, April 2022
Chiropractic: Neck Pain and Migraines. A systematic review found that migraine headache patients are three
times more likely than individuals without a history of headache to have neck pain (77% vs. 23.5%). Past research
suggests that addressing cervical spine issues in patients with migraines—with chiropractic care, for example—may
reduce headache frequency and intensity. Cephalagia, February 2022
Mental Attitude: Quitting Smoking Could Stop Alzheimer’s Progression. Past research suggests that smoking
can increase the risk for Alzheimer’s by up to 40%. A recent study found that smokers with mild-cognitive
impairment who quit smoking may be able to slow or stop progression to Alzheimer’s.
CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics, May 2022
Wellness/Prevention: Safe Neti Pot Use. The Food and Drug Administration offers these guidelines for proper use
of a Neti pot to address clogged sinuses and nasal congestion: wash and dry your hands before each use, thoroughly
clean the Neti pot and dry before each use, use clean water (distilled, filtered, or boiled) to create a saline rinse
solution, and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Food and Drug Administration, April 2022
Quote: “Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth.” ~ Ludwig Borne

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