Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lose Weight and Live Longer!

While there are numerous health risks to being overweight, the net result can be a shorter lifespan.

A recent study in the American Journal of Public Health found "compared with normal-weight adults, obese adults had at least 20% significantly higher rate of dying of all-cause or CVD (cardiovascular disease). These rates advanced death by 3.7 years (grades II and III obesity) for all-cause mortality and between 1.6 (grade I obesity) and 5.0 years (grade III obesity) for CVD-specific mortality."

The study examined the association of body mass index with all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD)–specific mortality risks among US adults and calculated the rate advancement period by which death is advanced among the exposed groups.

These findings highlight the impact of the obesity epidemic on mortality risk and premature deaths among US adults. If you'd like to start an exercise program, it's not as hard as you think.  Find the 4 keys to a successful program here!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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Active living and healthy aging make some strong nutritional demands. But modern nutritional fuel often fails to provide enough gas to go very far down the right roads. Fast food lifestyles may contribute to a lower intake of health-promoting nutrients, while contributing to “overnourishment” of fats, sugars, and energy intake that can negatively influence health. The aging process, genetic variations, and gastrointestinal health also influence the body’s ability to absorb nutrients.
  • Over 3 in 5 U.S. adults do not take a daily multivitamin.
  • More than 3 in 5 adults do not take an omega-3 supplement.
  • Only 1 in 3 U.S. adults consumes 2+ servings of fruit daily.
  • Just 1 in 4 American adults eat 3 or more servings of vegetables daily.
  • NHANES data suggests that many older adults don’t get enough nutrients—including folate, zinc, magnesium, and vitamins A, B6, and C—from food alone.
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While food is the optimal source, nutritional supplements may be strategically recommended to help fill dietary gaps or meet special requirements for key nutrients.* But not all supplements contain active ingredients or dosages supported by solid science. And some may contain ingredients with lower bioavailability , higher allergen potential, or contaminants. All of which jeopardize program success and increase the risk for adverse events and additional health complaints.

Foundation Nutrition Support for Wellness and Active Living*
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We recommend Science-Based Products from Metagenics because they meet the highest standards for research and quality manufacturing to help make natural approaches safer and more effective. Here you'll find a wide range of products to meet your specific needs to help you reach your best health possible.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Don't Count on Drugs to Relieve Your Arthritis Pain

One standard mode of treatment for this condition has been the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), administered in both oral and topical form; however, a recent study found that topical NSAIDS for osteoarthritis are only beneficial for up to two weeks.

British researchers examined a dozen clinical trials comparing topical NSAIDS with placebo or oral NSAIDS. According to the evidence, topical NSAIDS were more effective than placebo in relieving pain for the first two weeks of treatment, after which time they became virtually ineffective. Moreover, topical NSAIDS were less effective than oral NSAIDS during the first week of treatment and caused additional side-effects, including rash and itching; however, other studies have shown that oral anti-inflammatory drugs can have adverse side-effects when used over long periods of time, including upset stomach and ulcer.
If you suffer from osteoarthritis, regular chiropractic treatments can help manage your pain and discomfort - without the uncomfortable and potentially dangerous side-effects often associated with drugs.

If you want to treat the cause of your problem instead of simply hiding the symptoms, schedule an appointment with Dr. Doran today.

Reference:
Lin J, Zhang W, Jones A, Doherty M. Efficacy of topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the treatment of osteoarthritis: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. British Medical Journal, Aug. 7, 2004;392:324.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Boston Marathon Winner Trusts in Chiropractic Care!

When Meb Keflezighi crossed the finish line at the 2014 Boston Marathon, becoming the first American man to win the prestigious event in 21 years, he exemplified more than just "Boston Strong" one year after the senseless terrorist bombings; he embodied "chiropractic strong," a testament to the work of his doctor of chiropractic, San Diego-based Devin Young, DC.

Read the complete interview of Dr. Young here.