WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE from your Napa Chiropractor, 4-26-2021

Health Alert: Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy and Low Vitamin D? Painful peripheral neuropathy
is a common long-term complication in patients with type 2 diabetes. An analysis of blood samples from 483
type 2 diabetics revealed that those with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy were three times more likely to
have severe vitamin D deficiency, leading researchers to suggest that low vitamin D status may be a risk factor
for the condition. Frontiers in Nutrition, March 2021
Diet: Cocoa Flavanols Boost Memory? In a recent clinical trial involving 211 healthy middle-aged and older
adults, researchers observed that participants provided with a cocoa flavanol supplement for twelve weeks
performed better on a list-learning task than members of a placebo group. Scientific Reports, February 2021
Exercise: Exercise Provides Mental Health Benefits for Those with Prostate Cancer. New research
suggests that both resistance training and aerobic exercise are effective for reducing anxiety and depression in
prostate cancer patients undergoing androgen deprivation therapy.
Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, February 2021
Chiropractic: Manual Therapy Aids in Management of Neck Pain. Among a group of 60 patients with neck
pain, researchers observed that those treated with the combination of manual therapies and physiotherapy
modalities experienced greater improvements in pain and disability than patients treated with physiotherapy
alone. Doctors of chiropractic often address neck pain with a multimodal approach that may include manual
therapies, modalities, exercises, and nutritional recommendations.
Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, January 2021
Mental Attitude: Academic Performance and ADHD. Researchers monitored the academic progress of 400
university students and found that those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) had about a half
grade lower GPA than students without the condition. Additionally, students with ADHD were less likely to
graduate. The finding suggests that students with ADHD may need greater academic support to help them
succeed in school. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, February 2021
Wellness/Prevention: How to Prevent Falls in the Winter Months. American Bone Health offers the
following tips to help you stay on your feet when presented with snowy, icy, or wet surfaces: wear shoes with
good traction, dress warm, be careful getting out of your car, don’t rush, pay attention to surfaces, stay alert for
black ice, and keep your driveway and walkways clear. American Bone Health, March 2021
Quote: “Truth is the cry of all, but the game of few.” ~ George Berkeley

I found that Dr. Joe Megna is one of the best chiropractors I have found in the Napa region.