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

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