Dr. Beecher’s June 20th, 2011 Weekly Chiropractic Newsletter

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Week of Monday,  June 20th, 2011



Mental Attitude: TV Viewing May Lead To Increased Obesity In Teens. In a study, adolescents who had watched more than two hours of TV a day were 36% fatter in later adolescence than those watching less TV. TV viewing may lead to increased risk of obesity because watching TV is associated with increased dietary intake. Journal of Sleep Research, February 2011


Health Alert: Alcohol Consumption And Computer Use? Teenagers who drink alcohol spend more time on their computers for recreational use, including social networking and downloading and listening to music, compared with their peers who don’t drink. Teenagers typically first experiment with alcohol at age 12 or 13. Family risk factors include lax parental supervision and poor communication, family conflicts, inconsistent or harsh discipline and a family history of alcohol or drug abuse. Weill Cornell Medical College, May 2011


Diet: Best Diets? Consumer Reports Health has ranked diets and Jenny Craig tops the list with 85 points, Slim Fast earned 63 points and Weight Watchers was third with 57 points. The scores were based on adherence to the 2010 US Dietary Guidelines and results of studies that analyzed the short and long term weight loss and dropout rates of seven popular diets. 92% of its participants stuck with the Jenny Craig program during the two-year study period and the dieters weighed an average of 8% less than when they began the program.

Journal of the American Medical Association, May 2011


Exercise: Skipping Exercise? You Might As Well Smoke! “Failure to exercise a minimum of 3 times per week for at least 30 minutes in duration each time is the equivalent of smoking one pack of cigarettes each day. What this means is that exercise is no longer just good for you, it is bad for you if you don’t exercise.”

Surgeon General’s Report


Chiropractic: Immunity? How About This Study! Researchers at the Sid E. Williams Research Center of Life Chiropractic University took a group of HIV positive patients and adjusted them over a six-month period. Patients who were adjusted had a 48% increase in their CD4 cells counts. CD4 cells are an important immune system component. The measurements were taken at an independent medical center, under medical supervision for the condition. The control group (patients who were not adjusted) did not demonstrate this dramatic increase in immune function but actually experienced a 7.96% decrease in CD4 cell counts over the same period of time. JMPT, 1991


Wellness/Prevention: Heart Patients And Painkillers. The use of Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) was associated with a 45% increased risk of death or recurrent heart attack within as little as one week of treatment. Circulation, May 2011


Quote: “We know a great deal more about the causes of disease than we do about the causes of health.”

~ M. Scott Peck


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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