Your Healthy Tidbits; Volume 12 Issue 14

Happy Family


“You can get to where you want to be from wherever you are, but you must stop spending so much time noticing and talking about what you do not like about where you are.” ~Esther Hicks


Alzheimer’s disease currently affects an estimated 5.8 million Americans. By 2050, it’s projected to hit 14 million. If changes in your memory or thinking skills are severe enough to be noticed by your friends and family, you could be facing mild cognitive impairment (MCI). It's normal to have trouble finding the right word on occasion, but if you forget  words frequently and repeat phrases and stories during a conversation, there could be a problem and it's time to take action. A high-fat, moderate-protein, low-net-carb ketogenic diet can help protect your brain health and prevent degeneration that can lead to Alzheimer's. A study showing the effects of a high-fat/low-carb vs. high-carb diets on brain health revealed that high-carb diets increase your risk of dementia by 89%, but high-fat diets lower it by 44%. Vitamin D also plays a critical role in brain health, immune function, and inflammation (all of which influence Alzheimer's).  In 2014, Dr. Dale Bredesen published a paper that demonstrates the power of lifestyle choices for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's. By using 36 healthy lifestyle parameters, he was able to reverse Alzheimer's in 9 out of 10 patients. This included exercise, ketogenic diet, optimizing vitamin D and other hormones, increasing sleep, meditation, detoxification and eliminating gluten and processed food.


Exercising regularly may make you seem 9 years biologically younger than those who do not, say scientists. A study of over 2,000 twins concluded this: "The U.S. guidelines recommend that 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity at least 5 days a week can have significant health benefits.


This is a recent study of an 8-year-old female with pelvic unleveling (uneven hips) and a history of irregular bowel movements which included not being able to hold a bowel movement until she had access to a bathroom. Previous attempts of altered potty training habits and stool softeners were unsuccessful in regulating her bowel movements. Her parents took her to a chiropractic clinic and spinal tests showed that she had signs of vertebral subluxation (spinal misalignments). The pediatric patient received subluxation based chiropractic care and improvements began after just two weeks of care. After 6 weeks the fecal incontinence was resolved, with this 8 yr.-old girl having no accidents for the first time in her life! While there is limited research on the effect of chiropractic care on cases like this, studies, including this one, have shown that chiropractic adjustments may have a positive effect on the outcomes. Who do you know that could benefit from chiropractic care?


Blackberries are an incredibly healthy fruit, packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. They provide an impressive amount of vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese. Just one cup of blackberries provides a whopping 8 grams of fiber. Also, the antioxidants in blackberries have been shown to reduce inflammation and aging of the arteries. Both effects may protect against chronic illness, such as heart disease and cancer.


"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." ~John F. Kennedy

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