Your Healthy Tidbits; Volume 13 Issue 1



It’s been said in many different ways. Whatever you focus on is what you get, whether negative or positive, so focus on the positive and you’ll bring more positive things into your life. But you may not always be in a positive state of mind. Negative thoughts can creep up on you. Just don’t allow them to last too long. When you're focused on what you want instead of what you don't want you can achieve almost anything.


The International Rice Research Inst. in the Philippines recently announced that they had approved the genetically modified “Golden Rice” for “direct use as food and feed, or for processing.” After years of field trials in the Philippines with very negative outcomes, farmers in the Philippines have protested against its approval. Filipino farmers who have been planting GM crops suffered negative income, health problems and poisoned environment. No animal feeding studies have been released to the public that could attest to the food safety of this GM rice. Human trials have focused on efficacy (ability of the subjects to absorb the beta-carotene in the rice) but not safety. So claims of food safety are assumptions that are not evidence-based. The US FDA stated that GM golden rice does not meet the nutritional requirements to make a health claim. It said, “The concentration of beta-carotene in GR2E rice is too low to warrant a nutrient content claim.” The Philippines have managed to slash their Vitamin D deficiency (VAD) levels among vulnerable sectors with conventional nutrition programs. There was a significant decrease in more than half of VAD cases from 40.1% in 2003 to 15.2% in 2008, due to various interventions.


Sneak in exercise by washing something thoroughly every week! Whether that’s a floor, a couple of windows, the shower stall, bathroom tile, your car, a 150-pound person will burn about four calories for every minute spent cleaning. Scrub for 30 minutes and you could work off approximately 120 calories!


Chiropractic Helps Stimulate the Immune System: The immune system interacts directly with the nervous system affecting overall health. Obstructions with the signaling pathways between the nervous and the immune system (like Vertebral Subluxations) impact the ability to heal adequately. Without the use of surgery or medication, chiropractic care removes these barriers so that the body can properly repair itself at a genetic level and stimulate the immune system… naturally!


Oranges have been touted as a superfood and with good reason. They’re loaded with herperidin, which has been shown to lower blood pressure as well as cholesterol. And they have strong anti-inflammatory properties proven to ward off disease and fat. The Vitamin C in oranges helps reduce cold symptoms and the length of the common cold. The antioxidant properties in vitamin C also protect cells from damage and mutation, which can lead to cancer. Vitamin C has been shown to reduce the risk of almost every type of cancer.


“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow.” Mary Anne Radmacher

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