Your Healthy Tidbits; Volume 12 Issue 31

Happy Family


"See the things that you want as already yours. Know that they will come to you at need.  Then let them come. Don’t fret and worry about them. Don’t think about your lack of them. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession.” ~Robert Collier


Researchers at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital report that certain medications used to treat ADHD in teens and young adults may increase the risk of developing psychosis. The researchers studied 13- to 25-year-olds. They defined psychosis as hallucinations, delusional disorder, schizophrenia spectrum disorder, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder with psychotic features or unspecified psychosis. People taking amphetamines, such as Adderall or Vyvanse, have a greater risk than those taking methylphenidates, such as Ritalin or Concerta, their research shows. The data comes at a time when prescription rates and diagnoses of ADHD are on the rise. The study only covers youth who had been recently diagnosed with ADHD and started taking medications and not those who were already being treated with medication.


Lifting weights increases the calories you burn while you're sitting on the couch. One reason:  Your muscles need energy to repair and upgrade your muscle fibers after each resistance training workout. A Univ. of Wisconsin study found that when people performed a total-body workout comprised of just 3 exercises, their metabolisms were elevated for 39 hours afterward. What's more, they also burned a greater percentage of their calories from fat during this time, compared with those who didn't lift weights.


Birth Trauma in Infants & How Chiropractic Can Help: The nervous system controls and coordinates all functions of the body and structural shifts in the spine can occur that obstruct the nerves and interfere with their function. By removing the structural shifts, chiropractic improves nerve supply and function. In one study, a 14-day-old male was suffering from a birth injury to the nerves that supply the shoulder, arm, and hand.  He experienced a total loss of function in his right arm after a Caesarean delivery. The delivery was difficult and involved “a lot of tugging.” Although the medical staff acknowledged the injury, nothing was done because imaging did not confirm any issues. A chiropractor examined the infant and found a lack of motion and strength in the right arm, in addition to a structural shift in his neck. A structural shift can lead to obstruction of the nerves and it is this obstruction, (vertebral subluxations), that chiropractors correct. After a few chiropractic adjustments, the infant regained full function and improved muscle tone in his arm. Who do you know that could benefit from chiropractic care?


Tomatoes are loaded with the antioxidant lycopene (especially when cooked), which has been linked to reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K. Tomatoes also contain beta carotene which is converted into vitamin A in your body; Naringenin- found in tomato skin, and has been shown to decrease inflammation and protect against various diseases in mice; and Chlorogenic acid- a powerful antioxidant compound that may lower blood pressure in people with elevated levels.


Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? ~Abraham Lincoln

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