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Your Healthy Tidbits; Volume 12 Issue 24

Your Healthy Tidbits; Volume 12 Issue 24

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Forgiving others is essential for spiritual growth. Your experience of someone who has hurt you, while painful, is now nothing more than a thought or feeling that you carry around. These thoughts of resentment, anger, and hatred represent slow, debilitating energies that will dis-empower you if you continue to let these thoughts occupy space in your head. If you could release them, you would know more peace.


Cholesterol, normally seen as bad for you, is actually a crucial component for good health and having too low a level can have serious repercussions for your health. Cholesterol is necessary for the production of cell membranes, virtually every steroid hormone, vitamin D and bile acids that help you digest fat. Low cholesterol levels have been shown to increase your risk of depression and suicide. A quarter of all the cholesterol in your body is found in your brain, where it performs the function of an antioxidant. A number of studies have shown that higher cholesterol levels are associated with better brain health. As a general rule, a high-sugar diet will cause damaged LDLs to rise, beneficial HDLs to drop, triglycerides and, often, total cholesterol to rise. If you’re concerned about Alzheimer’s, here’s what you can do: Eat real food, ideally organic; Avoid processed foods of all kinds; Replace refined carbs with healthy fats (your brain actually only needs 15% of its energy from carbs, which can easily be produced in your liver); Keep your fasting insulin levels below 3; Optimize your omega-3 level and your gut flora (avoid processed foods, antibiotics and antibacterial products, and eat fermented and cultured foods). To find out more, go to:


Eat three fewer bites of your meal, one less treat a day, or one less glass of orange juice. Doing any of these can save you about 100 calories a day, and that alone is enough to prevent you from gaining the two pounds most people mindlessly pack on each year.


How can chiropractic care help an older child who is not ‘sick’? Chiropractors don’t treat diseases. They help to correct spinal misalignments that can cause health problems. Through regular adjustments, the chiropractor can help you raise a child who is structurally and functionally sound. The number one “illness” in children is accidental injury. You may not realize it, but youngsters take numerous tumbles like learning to ride a bike, or even just jumping and running around. If your child takes part in athletic activities, the “sack” of a quarterback could twist a young spine, pitching a ball can throw a vertebra out of alignment. These underlying injuries, if left uncorrected, can cause serious problems as the child grows into adulthood. Doctors of chiropractic can do more than correct these problems. They can also help improve performance on and off the field by helping the body to function at its optimum level, naturally, and without drugs.


Kale is a great anti-inflammatory food. One cup is filled with 10% of the RDA of omega-3 fatty acids, which help fight against arthritis, asthma and autoimmune disorders. Filled with powerful antioxidants like carotenoids and flavonoids, this leafy green may help protect against various cancers. Eating more kale can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels and it’s filled with fiber and sulfur, both of which are great for detoxifying your body and keeping your liver healthy.


Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress. ~Alfred A. Montapert

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