Monday, September 13, 2010

Headaches

It’s a fact, 28 million Americans suffer from migraines.

Of these people, 4.5 million have more than one attack per month. A quarter of the female population is affected and about eight in every hundred men.

Most children who get migraines, have at least one close family member who suffers from migraines too. If a child has one parent who suffers from migraines, they have a 50% chance of getting them too, if both are sufferers, this rises to 75%.

Most headaches are uncomfortable and sometimes disabling, and for the most part they are not dangerous. Most of them can be helped by regular chiropractic care.

Fasting may cause headaches, as a fasting person is likely to have very low blood sugar. But other factors, such as STRESS, pollution, noise, smoke, flashing lights and “certain types of food” may also cause headaches.

Lifestyle plays an important part in preventing headaches. If you don't smoke, don't drink excessively, get regular sleep, eat a healthy diet and get daily exercise, you are unlikely to SUFFER from headaches frequently, unless you have a CHIROPRACTIC problem.

Tension headaches fall in the category of Cervicogenic headaches (meaning “starting in the neck“) can affect anyone and is the most common form of headache. Tension headaches are often the result of neck and shoulder muscles going into spasm due to a misaligned vertebra in your neck. This pain can last for days, sometimes longer.

More men than women suffer from ‘cluster’ headaches. These are intense headaches that often occur at the same time every day or every few days. People who are heavy smokers or drinkers often suffer from cluster headaches.

Ice cream headaches are no myth – you really can get them from eating this frozen dessert. This is caused by the rapid cooling and then re-warming of the blood vessels in the upper palate. This activity is sensed by nearby pain receptors which then send those signals to the brain.

Even children get headaches, some well before the age of ten. Before puberty, headaches are more common in boys. Adult women get headaches four times more often than men do and these can be linked to hormonal fluctuations. In both men and women, the severity and frequency of headaches decline with advancing years.

Since the most common form of headaches begin in the neck, make sure you’re checked by a chiropractor if you have any type headaches. They can often be helped with regular chiropractic care.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A New All Natural Supplement May Help Block ‘Breast Cancer’ Gene Activation

Scientists have discovered that different forms of estrogen have a profoundly different risk profiles for potentially causing breast cancer. What does that mean to you?

It’s been known for years that Estradiol (or E2), the form of estrogen associated with the menstrual cycle, can, especially in combination with other metabolic malfunction, cause breast cancer.

A new study shows that Estriol (or E3) has the opposite effect, actually blocking the breast cancer gene signals that are activated by E2.

This finding is of major significance for any woman looking for strategies to help reduce breast cancer risk.
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Science has demonstrated that via Estradiol’s activation of estrogen receptors there was an increased risk for breast cancer. The new gene science shows that Estradiol is activating something called G protein-coupled receptor 30 (GPR30) that is ‘TURNING ON’ growth in a variety of female cancers.

The newest study shows that Estriol directly blocks the activation of the protein receptor GPR30, and this in turn is preventing the activation of a variety of genes that fuel breast cancer growth. So this news is huge. It has long been observed that Estriol appeared “protective against female cancers” – well here is the first proof of the mechanism.

Unbeknownst to many women, they suffer from HIGH levels of Estradiol. What are the symptoms of elevated levels of Estriadiol? Symptoms can include things like heavy menstrual cycles and headaches during your menstrual cycle. Stress and digestive problems can aggravate these issues and if you’re like 95% of the rest of the population, you definitely have STRESS.

A woman in her early forties often has increased Estradiol production prior to menopause (again reflected by heavier cycles) which can increase her estrogen-driven cancer risk. While any women with the symptoms of high estrogen menstrual cycles should work diligently to improve the underlying health problems that are causing this issue, it appears that Estriol is protective and along with progesterone could be used to promote a healthier balance between these important female hormones. A new safe and effective Estriol skin crème is available to help protect you against this change in dangerous Estradiol levels. Learn more at www.TheBrandNewMe.com!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Can Bedwetting Be Helped?

Several recent studies have shown the benefits of regular chiropractic care for children suffering from "Nocturnal Enuresis" more commonly known as bedwetting.

Several studies published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics showed marked improvement in children with this problem over children who did not receive chiropractic care.

In one study 171 children suffering with bed wetting problems averaged 7 nights of bed wetting per week prior to the study. That means they were wetting the bed EVERY NIGHT.

After the children were given some initial chiropractic care the average child reduced the number of "wet" nights to 4 nights per week. A full 25% of the children receiving chiropractic showed a 50% reduction in wet nights.

In addition, only 1% of the children were considered "dry" prior to the study and prior to receiving chiropractic care. After the study 15% of the children were then considered "dry".

In another study, 46 primary children who had bed wetting problems were studied. Of this group of 46, 31 were placed under chiropractic care while 15 were in the control group and did not receive ANY chiropractic care.

The results of this study showed a 17.9% decrease in wet nights for the chiropractic group. Over the same period of time, no change was noted for the control group who did NOT receive ANY chiropractic care.

Here’s what’s really amazing. Improvement in some of the studies was shown to be IMMEDIATE after the very FIRST adjustment and then it remained stable thereafter. That is a testament to the power of a chiropractic adjustment.

If you know of any children with this problem, please share this article with their parents as they may not know of the benefits of a chiropractic adjustment.