Dr Beecher’s September 26 Weekly Chiropractic Newsletter
WEEKLY HEALTH NEWS UPDATE
Week of Monday, September 26th, 2011
Mental Attitude: Lost And Found. A new study shows the neural networks in the brains of the middle- aged and elderly have weaker connections and fire less robustly than in the young. As people age, they tend to forget things more often, are more easily distracted and disrupted by interference, and have greater difficulty with executive functions. While these age-related deficits have been known for many years, the cellular basis for these common cognitive difficulties has not been understood. Nature, July 2011
Health Alert: Patents About To Expire. By the end of 2012, 7 of the 20 top selling medications will lose their patent protection. This is a huge concern for the pharmaceutical industry since a generic drug can cost up to 80% less than the brand name version. $225 billions’ worth of annual global sales of drugs will go off patent by the end of 2015. Patients, taxpayers, businesses and health insurance companies will save
billions. FDA, August 2011
Diet: Where To Eat? The percentage of calories eaten away from home increased from 23-34% from
1977-2006. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, August 2011
Exercise: Good Reasons To Exercise. Exercise reduces the risk of developing hypertension (high blood pressure), increases the density and breaking strength of bones, improves your physical appearance, and increases circulating levels of HDL (good) cholesterol.
Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health, 1996
Chiropractic: Interesting. “Better than 90 percent of the energy output of the brain is used in relating to the physical body in its gravitational field. The more mechanically distorted a person is, the less energy available for thinking, metabolism and healing.”
~ Roger Sperry, PhD. Medical Nobel Prize for brain research, 1981
Wellness/Prevention: Watch This! People who watch TV for 2 hours a day have a 20% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a 15% higher risk of developing fatal or nonfatal cardiovascular disease, and a
13% greater risk of dying early from any cause. Watching TV alters energy expenditure by displacing time spent on physical activities, and is associated with unhealthy eating (more fried foods, processed meats,
sugary drinks and less fruits, vegetables, whole grains). On average, Americans watch TV 5 hours a day.
Journal of the American Medical Association, 2011
Quote: “Dieting is a system of starving yourself to death so you can live a little longer.” ~ Jan Murray
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.