Dr Beecher’s July 18, 2011 Weekly Chiropractic Newsletter

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WEEKLY HEALTH NEWS UPDATE

Week of Monday,  July 18th, 2011

 

 

Mental Attitude: Personal Experience Makes A Difference. Decisions involving risk depend on how we get the information about the potential risks and rewards. Researchers found if people experienced wins and losses first hand, like in a casino, they behaved differently than when told the odds. PLoS ONE, June 2011

 

Health Alert: Sick Hospital Stats, Stay Healthy! 12% of hospital stays were readmissions within 30 days of a previous stay! 7% of hospital stays were readmissions within 14 days of their previous stay.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Diet: Pre-Diabetic? Start Eating More Fruit. 79 million people in the US have prediabetes, defined as blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. We would fare better by eating more fruit while reducing grains, breads and refined carbohydrates. Lumping fruit into the category of carbohydrates is confusing. Fruits are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and filled with water that allows better absorption of their natural properties. Glycemic index is significantly altered by the type of food, its ripeness, processing, the length of storage, cooking methods and its’ variety. Watermelon has a glycemic score of 100-which is identical to heavily processed and nutrient poor white bread. Since fruit is very high in water and naturally occurring fiber, the digestion time of any naturally contained sugars is slowed significantly. The natural water and fiber content of fruit actually causes a slow release of sugar into the bloodstream, unlike the instant sugar impact of no-fiber, high-chemical, heavily processed white bread. CDC

 

Exercise: Exercise and Brainpower. Exercise boosts blood flow to the brain and helps it receive oxygen and nutrients. The better shape you’re in, the faster you may think. So, if math is a problem, you may find that daily exercise helps to solve it! Mayo Clinic

 

Chiropractic: Early Chiropractic Concepts. Displacement of any part of the skeletal frame may press against nerves, which are the channels of communication, intensifying or decreasing their carrying capacity, creating either too much or not enough functioning, an aberration known as disease.  The nature of the affection depends upon the shape of the bone, the amount of pressure, age of patient, character of nerves impinged upon and the individual makeup. DD Palmer (1845-1913)

 

Wellness/Prevention: A Simple Wellness Exercise. List 5 things you do that are keeping you healthy. List 5 things you do that you could improve upon to maintain your health.

 

Quote: “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” ~ Jesse Owens

This Weekly Health News Update is compliments of Dr. Ward Beecher and Beecher Chiropractic Clinic. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at 281-286-1300 or www.BeecherChiropractic.Com.

 

 

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