Your Healthy Tidbits; Volume 12 Issue 13



Accept and let go. If something negative from the past (something someone said or did) is still on your mind, then accept it and let that feeling/thought in instead of trying to push it away. When you accept that, that’s when it starts to lose power. And while the facts may still be there in your head the negative feelings become a lot less powerful. At this point, let that thing go like you are throwing out a bag of old clothes and direct your focus to the present moment and something better instead.


Study: Diet Sodas Linked to High Risk of Strokes and Heart Disease in Older Women. Two of the most recent studies link diet sodas to an increase risk of strokes and heart disease, particularly among older women. A long term study with over 80,000 older women showed a total of 2838 fatal and nonfatal strokes, 2227 ischemic strokes, 422 hemorrhagic strokes, 3618 CHD [coronary heart disease] events, and 15,005 deaths occurring during follow-up after year 3. The cumulative incidence rates of all stroke (fatal and nonfatal), ischemic stroke, and CHD were highest for those who consumed the most ASBs [artificially sweetened beverages]. Participants were observed for associations with both sugary and artificially sweetened beverage types for incidents of stroke among participants over 45 while looking for incidents of dementia among those over 60. There were no associations with either stroke or dementia among the sugary drink consumers. But there certainly were among the consumers using artificially sweetened beverages. Cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus decreased with more frequent consumption of total sugary beverages compared to increased with greater consumption of artificially sweetened soft drink.


Weight Loss Tip: Carry a palm-size notebook everywhere you go for one week. Write down every single morsel that enters your lips… even water. Studies have found that people who maintain food diaries wind up eating about 15% less food than those who don’t.


Chiropractic care through pregnancy is not only safe, it’s essential. It's easy for all of us to see changes during pregnancy... increased pressure on the spine and pelvis toward the end of the pregnancy and changes in gait pattern: the "waddle." What we can't see, are the millions of different hormonal changes and chemical reactions occurring both in the mother and the developing baby-all of which are controlled and coordinated through the nervous system. Spinal adjustments result in easier pregnancy and significantly decreased labor time. In one study, women receiving Chiropractic care throughout their first pregnancy had 24% shorter labor times than the group not receiving Chiropractic, and multiparous (having more than 1 baby) subjects reported 39% shorter labor times. In addition, 84% of women report relief of back pain during pregnancy with Chiropractic care.


Fresh ginger root can help you when your immune system is compromised by inducing sweating and decreasing nausea and diarrhea. Make ginger tea by grating one ounce of fresh ginger in a pint of water. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add lemon and honey to taste.


“Control your thoughts. Decide about that which you will think and concentrate upon. You are in charge of your life to the degree you take charge of your thoughts.” ~Earl Nightingale

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