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October 2008 Health Newsletter


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» Chiropractic Care Expanding In Military
» Even A Small Amount Of Exercise Is Beneficial
» Physical Activity Guidelines Released
» Natural Remedy For Depression
» Heart Health Nutritional Support
» Acupuncture & Our Immune System
» Body Pain & Fatigue May Be Linked To Chronic Sinusitis
» Whats happening?

Chiropractic Care Expanding In Military
U.S. Congress has ordered the Pentagon to expand availability of chiropractic care to an additional 11 military bases. As part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) cleared on September 27, 2008, this new legislation ensures chiropractic care will be available to active duty military personnel at 60 military-related locations. This latest chiropractic program expansion marks the ninth time since 1992 that Congress has enacted legislation aimed at providing chiropractic care in a military setting. We and our friends at the American Chiropractic Association and Association of Chiropractic Colleges would like to thank members of Congress for their support and for fighting for inclusion of this latest chiropractic provision in the NDAA, especially House Armed Services Committee Chair Ike Skelton (D-Mo.), Committee Ranking Member Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii), and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.).

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Acatoday.com. October 9, 2008.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2008


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Even A Small Amount Of Exercise Is Beneficial
According to new research from the University of Michigan, even a single exercise session helps boost fat burning in the obese thus improving their metabolic health. In just one 90-minute exercise session, obese subjects were able to improve their ability to burn fat as well as store fat as triglycerides in their muscles - both beneficial and proof of improved metabolic health. Other studies have also been successful in showing single exercise sessions to be beneficial for metabolic health. Obviously, regular exercise has superior health benefits as compared with the occasional exercise session. However, for those of you looking for an excuse to skip yet another workout, scratch the "what difference will one workout make" excuse off your list!

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Reuters. October 6, 2008.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2008


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Physical Activity Guidelines Released
While research has shown just one exercise session has its benefits, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recommends adults obtain 2.5 hours of exercise per week. For children, a minimum of one hour of "run and play" per day is recommended. The latest statistics released in July 2008 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state approximately 26 percent of U.S. adults are medically obese. Worse yet, one quarter of U.S. adults are completely inactive with close to two thirds not active enough. To download a copy of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' guide titled Be Active Your Way, visit them online at http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. October 7, 2008.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2008


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Natural Remedy For Depression
According to a recent review of research, the herbal remedy St. John's Wort is truly effective in the treatment of depression. In a review of 29 past studies containing more than 5,000 men and women, researchers found St. John's Wort to be more effective than placebos and equally effective as prescription anti-depressants but with fewer side effects. St. John's Wort works similarly to certain prescription antidepressants by increasing the brain chemical serotonin, involved in controlling mood. Researchers caution that taking St. John's Wort can affect and interact with other drugs. Thus, for those taking other medications, they should first consult with their health care provider prior to consuming products containing St. John's Wort.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: The Cochrane Collaboration. October 8, 2008.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2008


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Heart Health Nutritional Support
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Cardioplex:  Vitamins and phytochemically-rich herbs to help maintain a healthy heart
Core Level Heart:
Nutritional support of the cardiac muscles
Homocysteine Redux:  Nutritional support of the cardiac muscles

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Calcium (citrate): Highly absorbable calcium; reduces the risk of osteoporosis, supports cardiovascular   and colon health
CoQ10:  Energy for cardiovascular health
l-Carnitine:  Cardiovascular and endurance support

Biotics
ADHS:  Supports normal cortisol levels
L-Carnitine HCL:  Plays a critical role in fat metabolism and eneygy productions, therefore supports healthy heart function.
Mg Zyme:  Magnesium support for proper cardiac support

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE OFFICE REGARDING ADDITIONAL HEART HEALTH NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT OR ASK THE DOCTOR ON YOUR NEXT VISIT

Author: Clearwater Chiropractic & Acupuncture P.A.
Source: March 2010; Vol 2, No. 1
Copyright: Dr. Susan J. Aubuchon 2010


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Acupuncture & Our Immune System

Our immune system is responsible for keeping bacteria, viruses, microbes and toxins form interrupting the normal functions of the body.  It is a complex system that involves specialized cells (such as T-cells, B Cells, macrophages and others) that recognize and destroy foreign entities.  Poor nutrition, stress, lack of sleep and exposure to harmful agents all weaken our immune system so that it is no longer able to respond effectively when the need arises.  Once our immune system is compromised it results in frequent colds, allergies, the inability to fight off infections and general feelings of malaise.

Acupuncture is an effective tool to strengthen a weakened immune system.  The national Institute of Health and many published studies concur that acupuncture has far-reaching effects on immune system health from increasing red and white cell counts in compromised patients to increasing natural killer cell activity in patients fighting illness.  This is accomplished through the needling of specific acupuncture points and their subsequent effect on the nervous system.  Other effects of acupuncture relax the body, help a person sleep and promote healthy digestion all of which support a healthy immune system.

Each person presents with different needs.  Acupuncture points are tailored to the individual case to produce the best results, offering a natural and effective way to strengthen the immune system.

Author: Clearwater Chiropractic & Acupuncture P.A.
Source: Clearwater Chiropractic & Acupuncture P.A.
Copyright: Clearwater Chiropractic & Acupuncture P.A. 2008


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Body Pain & Fatigue May Be Linked To Chronic Sinusitis

  

                 Research published in Archives of Internal Medicine and performed by scientists at Georgetown University Medical Center, Shows a link between fatigue, unexplained pain and chronic sinusitis.  A study conducted at Harvard had shown that fatigue and pain scores of sinusitis patients were similar or worse than a group 20 years older with lung disease, congestive heart failure, or back pain.

                On average, sinus symptoms were nine times more common in patients with unexplained chronic fatigue, and six times more common in patients with unexplained chronic pain that in the control group.  Sinus symptoms were also more common in patients with unexplained fatigue than in patients with fatigue explained by illness. Unexplained fatigue can therefore be more closely associated with sinusitis than are other types of fatigue.

                More than 20% of the patients in the study meant the criteria for a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome. Most of the chronic fatigue syndrome patients had sinus symptoms.

                Nasal washing is sometimes helpful for people suffering sinusitis.  SinuCleanse is and all natural nasal wash system. SinuCleanse system provides relief for nasal congestion due to colds, flu, allergies, sinusitis, dry air and rhinitis of pregnancy.

                Another product that is sometimes useful for sinusitis sufferers is A.D.P. ( an emulsified oregano extract and A.D.P. is an acronym for "Anti Dysbiosis Product"), and has been used to kill intestinal yeast and parasites.  Some practitioners, however, have found it very useful for treating upper respiratory infections and sinusitis.

Author: Clearwater Chiropractic & Acupuncture P.A.
Source: Clearwater Chiropractic & Acupuncture P.A.
Copyright: Clearwater Chiropractic & Acupuncture P.A. 2008


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Whats happening?

News About Nutritional Supplements

 

We are reducing our stock of Nutritional Supplements to get ready for inventory.  Please call us a week in advance with your orders, so we can have the supplements you need when you need them.   

Thank you!

Author: Clearwater Chiropractic & Acupuncture P.A.
Source: Clearwater Chiropractic & Acupuncture P.A.
Copyright: Clearwater Chiropractic & Acupuncture P.A. 2008


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