Dr. Beecher’s June 27th, 2011 Weekly Chiropractic Newsletter

By · Monday, June 27th, 2011

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Week of Monday,  June 27th, 2011



Mental Attitude: Peer Support Decreases Depression Symptoms. Peer support offers promise as an effective, low-cost tool for fighting depression. Programs where patients and volunteers share information were found to reduce symptoms of depression better than traditional care alone and were about as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy. Peer support has been found to decrease isolation, reduce stress, increase the sharing of health information and provide role models. General Hospital Psychiatry, February 2011


Health Alert: High Use Of Acetaminophen Linked To Blood Cancers. High use (4 or more times per week for four years or more) of acetominophen (Tylenol), a high-selling over-the-counter analgesic or non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drug (NSAID), is linked to a two-fold increased risk of certain blood cancers.

Journal of Clinical Oncology, May 2011


Diet: Chocolate Milk Wars! Some school districts have banned flavored milk, as it is seen as a part of the obesity epidemic. Florida is considering a statewide ban in schools. Other districts have sought a middle ground by replacing flavored milks containing high-fructose corn syrup with versions containing sugar, which some see as a more natural sweetener. On the flip side, the School Nutrition Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Dietetic Association, American Heart Association, and National Medical Association argue that the nutritional value of flavored low-fat or skim milk outweighs the harm of added sugar. Milk contains nine essential nutrients including calcium, vitamin D and protein. The Associated Press, May 2011


Exercise: Benefits of Exercise. Exercise helps you to more effectively manage stress, helps you to lose weight – especially fat weight, improves the functioning of your immune system, reduces your risk of getting heart disease, and reduces medical and healthcare expenses. Surgeon General


Chiropractic: Adjustments Increase Your Breathing Capacity? See for yourself. Before you get adjusted, take a few deep breaths. After your adjustment, try again. Now that you are breathing better, read up on how important oxygen uptake is for your overall health.


Wellness/Prevention: Body Fat Percentage: The Best Measurement Of Your Health Risks. Did you know that a large belly carries a risk for coronary artery disease comparable to smoking a pack of cigarettes daily or having high cholesterol? People with coronary artery disease and expanded waistlines are at more than twice the risk of dying, including those with a Body Mass Index in the normal range. Even more dangerous is the visceral fat that surrounds the internal organs. This internal fat actually makes up a large proportion of the waist measurement. Visceral fat is more metabolically active and can produce hormones and other substances that have a negative impact on your health, including increasing the risk of heart disease; high blood pressure; stroke; type 2 diabetes; metabolic syndrome; some types of cancer; and sleep apnea. Mayo Clinic, May 2011


Quote: “One can’t think well, love well or sleep well if one has not dined well.” ~ Virginia Woolf

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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