Dr Beecher’s September 19 Weekly Chiropractic Newsletter

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Week of Monday,  September 19th, 2011


Mental Attitude: Fat and Happiness. Humans have an intimate relationship between their emotional state and what they eat. In this study, researchers found the levels of sadness among the subjects who received fatty acids were 50% lower than those who had not. Eating fat appears to be a mood-lifter.

Journal of Clinical Investigation, July 2011


Health Alert: Rising Health Costs. The United States spent $2.3 trillion on health care in 2008, more than three times the $714 billion spent in 1990, and over eight times the $253 billion spent in 1980.

Kaiser Family Foundation, March 2010


Diet: Blueberries and Cancer. Blueberries are full of antioxidants, flavonoids and other vitamins that help reduce free radicals in cells. Free radicals can cause cellular damage, one of the factors in the development of cancer. Blueberries are rich in vitamin C, which helps the immune system and helps the body absorb

iron. Blueberry juice and other products may be nutritious but often contain less fiber than the whole fruit,

and added sugar or corn syrup may decrease their nutritional value.

University of Alabama at Birmingham, July 2011


Exercise: Eating Before Swimming? A review of 536 autopsies revealed 79.4% of those who had accidentally drowned had visible stomach contents. It’s suspected there may be a link between eating before swimming and drowning as blood is diverted to the intestine during digestion, possibly causing circulation problems while the individual is swimming. This may reduce blood flow to the brain, resulting in loss of consciousness and potentially drowning the swimmer.

Medicine, Science and the Law, July 2011


Chiropractic: Effective For Whiplash. 26 of 28 patients (93%) with chronic whiplash syndrome improved following chiropractic treatment. According to the authors, before the publication of this article, no conventional treatment was proven to be effective. Injury, November 1996


Wellness/Prevention: Investing With Prevention. Preventing heart disease before it starts is a good long- term investment in the nation’s health. Every dollar spent on building trails for walking or biking saves $3

in medical costs. Companies that invest in workers’ health with comprehensive worksite wellness programs

and healthy work environments have less absenteeism, greater productivity and lower healthcare costs.

American Heart Association, July 2011


Quote: “Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.”

~ Albert Einstein


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.