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Your Healthy Tidbits; Volume 12 Issue 7

Your Healthy Tidbits; Volume 12 Issue 7

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TIDBIT #1

Forgive yourself: Have you made mistakes in the past? We could be so intimidated by our past mistakes that we can no longer live to our full potential. But you aren’t perfect, and neither is anyone else. So forgive yourself and release the burden. lifeoptimizer.org


TIDBIT #2

Cold & Flu Season? Avoid this!! Officials at the American Heart Association (AHA) and other major organizations warn that people should use caution while taking decongestant medications like pseudoephedrine and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen. These drugs can damage your heart, especially if you already have risk factors for cardiovascular disease. NSAIDs and decongestants increase blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for stroke and heart attack. Research published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases has shown that people who take NSAIDs (for respiratory infection) had a three times higher risk of heart attack compared to other times when they weren’t taking NSAIDs.  There are many natural remedies that can help ease cold and flu symptoms without subjecting you to potentially harmful side effects: Enhance your diet with a quality supplement, including zinc, vitamin C, probiotics, and herbal extracts; Wash your hands regularly; Add honey to tea or take it as a single night-time dose before bed to ease coughing; Get quality sleep; Stay well-hydrated; Avoid foods and beverages which promote inflammation, like sugary soft drinks and refined carbohydrates. naturalhealth365.com


TIDBIT #3

Diet Tip: Be honest with your daily calorie allowance. Everyone has a calorie budget, whether you're trying to maintain your weight or lose a few pounds. Your calorie budget allows you to build a healthy diet, and it helps prevent frustration about weight control. prevention.com


TIDBIT #4

Research conducted in an independent medical professor’s lab in Sweden analyzed data that shows a 20% improvement of prefrontal cortex brain function after chiropractic adjustments. All data was collected and analyzed by scientists who had no preconceived ideas about chiropractic. Chiropractors have long observed a wide variety of changes in the people under their care following adjustments. Along the wide spectrum of claims from those under care are those who say they feel better or focus better and those who notice improvements in movement and coordination. This study takes us a little further down the path of understanding why this could be. This is solid scientific evidence that adjusting the spine changes the way the prefrontal cortex of the brain is processing information. The prefrontal cortex controls goal directed tasks, decision making, memory and attention, intelligence, as well as processing of pain and emotional response to it. It also controls autonomic function, motor control, eye movements and spatial awareness. This study shows that when subluxations are corrected it changes brain function by 20% just by adjusting the misaligned vertebrae. spinalresearch.com.au


TIDBIT #5

Bok choy is a low-calorie, low carb food that also has lots of vitamins A, C, and K. Just one cup of shredded raw bok choy contains about half of your daily requirement for each of these nutrients. Plus, you'll get healthy levels of folate and vitamin B6, as well. All these benefits come in a light tasting leafy vegetable that can be easily prepared as part of a quick sauté of Asian-style vegetables. livestrong.com


QUOTE

“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.” ~Conrad Hilton


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