Your Healthy Tidbits; Volume 12 Issue 29
Most of us are in constant mental chatter. We talk to ourselves all day and, this self-talk is frequently negative. Often it's tainted with guilt about our past or anxiety about our future. Remember... our actions are inspired by our thoughts. If we can change the way we think, we can begin to change the actions we take. Practicing positive self-talk can help us set in motion actions that will bring us greater rewards. pickthebrain.com
While dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (the most advanced, severe and lethal form of dementia) are primarily diet- and lifestyle-driven, certain medications can increase your risk. One of the riskiest classes of drugs in this regard are anticholinergic drugs, prescribed for varying conditions like depression, incontinence, insomnia, allergies and epilepsy. You can find a long list of anticholinergic drugs and the different conditions they’re used for on seniorlist.com. The research assessed data from 58,769 patients over the age of 55 diagnosed with dementia and 225,574 matched controls. In all, the outcomes for 56 different anticholinergic drugs were assessed by looking at exposure to “standardized daily doses” of the drugs prescribed over the previous 1 to 11 years before the patient received a diagnosis of dementia. After controlling for confounding variables that might influence the results, the researchers concluded that there were statistically significant associations of dementia risk with exposure to anticholinergic antidepressants, anti-Parkinson drugs, antipsychotic drugs, bladder antimuscarinics and antiepileptic drugs. healthnutnews.com
Research suggests that regular cardio exercise can help with preventing skin aging, and also reverse it in people over 40. Regular exercisers who were over the age of 40 had skin that was closer in composition to that of a 20 or 30-year-old than to the non-exercisers their own age. well.blogs.nytimes.com
This case study is about a 29-year-old female who decided to seek chiropractic care for the primary complaint of cold, stiff hands with discoloration for the past 10 years (Raynaud's Syndrome). The patient was also experiencing occasional stiffness in the upper and lower back and was also seeking care for these conditions. There was no family history of Raynaud's beforehand. She proceeded to get her spinal misalignments (vertebral subluxations) corrected from this chiropractor for 11 weeks (for this study). Thermography assessments (heat patterns in the body) were utilized at each of 15 chiropractic visits to monitor pre-adjustment pattern analysis for care. X-ray studies were utilized to show correction of abnormal curvature of the cervical spine and abnormal positioning of the pelvis. The results of the thermography scans at the 15th chiropractic office visit showed significant thermal response, resulting in improved neurological function and reduced symptoms due to Raynaud’s Phenomenon. Chiropractic helps improve function in the body. Who do you know who could benefit from Chiropractic? vertebralsubluxationresearch.com
Results of an ongoing study by the ARS (Agricultural Research Service) scientists and their university colleagues found that some natural compounds in Bing cherries may reduce painful arthritic inflammation. Eating cherries may also help lessen the severity of other inflammatory conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, gout, or cancer. ars.usda.gov
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King Jr.