Your Healthy Tidbits; Volume 13 Issue 7

Wellness Tree


“Each time, you’ll learn something.  Each time, you’ll develop strength, wisdom, and perspective. Each time, a little more of the competition falls away. Until all that is left is you: the best version of you.” ~Ryan Holiday, The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage


New laboratory tests found the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in the drinking water of dozens of U.S. cities including Miami, Philadelphia, New Orleans and the northern New Jersey suburbs of New York City. The results confirm that the number of Americans exposed to PFAS from contaminated tap water has been dramatically underestimated by previous studies. Because PFAS are not regulated, utilities that have chosen to test independently are not required to make their results public or report them to state drinking water agencies or the EPA. PFAS are known as “forever chemicals” because once released into the environment they don’t break down, and they build up in our blood and organs. Exposure to PFAS increases the risk of cancer and can harm the development of the fetus. Biomonitoring studies by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the blood of nearly all Americans is contaminated with PFAS. Current options for drinking water treatment technologies to remove PFAS include granular activated carbon, ion exchange and reverse osmosis. Of these, granular activated carbon, or GAC, is the most common, with many water treatment facilities already using it to remove other contaminants.


Exercise Tip: Work Out During Your Workday "Sit on a stability ball to strengthen your core, and keep dumbbells or exercise tubing at your desk. Squeeze in 12 to 15 reps of exercises like dumbbell curls, overhead presses and ab crunches; aim for two or three sets of each.


For many people, when they think of chiropractic, a vision of bad backs or necks comes to mind. Although many people first go to see a chiropractor because of back pain or a neck problem, patients often find many other aspects of their health improving for the better. One common question most people have regarding chiropractic care is, “What conditions do chiropractors treat?” This is a misleading question since chiropractic is not a specific treatment for any condition. Instead, rather than treating a specific disease or condition, chiropractic focuses on the inherent ability of the human body to heal itself.


Papayas are rich sources of antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, vitamin C and flavonoids; the B vitamins, folate and pantothenic acid, as well as potassium, copper, and magnesium, and fiber. Together, these nutrients promote the health of the cardiovascular system and also provide protection against colon cancer. Papaya also contains the digestive enzyme, papain, which is used like bromelain, a similar enzyme found in pineapple, to treat sports injuries, other causes of trauma, and allergies.


There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves. ~Will Rogers

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