Sunday, May 25, 2008

Considering Exercise? Start running.

I had the opportunity to run my first 1/2 Marathon a few weeks ago. The thing about that...I'm not a runner. I always played around with the idea of running but was never able to incorporate exercise into my life.

A year ago this month, after climbing a single flight of stairs from my basement, it hit me. The 13 steps from my basement to my first floor challenged my cardiovascular system so much that I felt out of breath, winded and woefully out of shape.

Being healthy is not about how you look, it about how you work.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Avacado: The Perfect Food.

If you have attended any of our talks on nutrition you know about the benefits of avacados.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Autonomics Hold Key to Good Health

There is system in your body that controls how fast you digest your food, your heart rate, the amount of mucus your nose secretes. It's called the autonomic nervous system.

The chart to the right shows how your spinal cord connects to the organs of your body. Chiropractic for years have used this mechanism to aid in restoring patients health. Subluxations

Monday, May 19, 2008

Chiropractic for Military

Chiropractors and the Military

“H.R. 5658 is a bipartisan bill that explicitly states that chiropractic is an integral component of the Pentagon’s health care delivery system, and it is the committee’s intention that this language will increase access to chiropractic care at more facilities worldwide,” said ACA President Glenn Manceaux, DC.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Should you seek out doctors who are physically active?

Dr. Ronald Davis, president of the American Medical Association, thinks that may be wise. He cites a study by Dr. Erica Frank, which seemed to show that doctors who are physically active are also more likely to provide meaningful advice on exercise.

Doctors who are athletes are less likely to give untoward advice, such as saying that running destroys the knees or that you need an electrocardiogram before you can exercise. Athletic doctors are also less likely to tell an active person who is injured or ill to stop exercising.


Friday, May 16, 2008

Americans Taking Prescription Drugs in Greater Numbers

Here's an indication of our declining health as a country, Americans buy more medicine per person than any other county in the world. Why aren't we the healthiest country in the world? - Dr. A

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- For the first time, it appears that more than half of all insured Americans are taking prescription medicines regularly for chronic health problems, a study shows.

The most widely used drugs are those to lower high blood pressure and cholesterol -- problems often linked to heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

The numbers were gathered last year by Medco Health Solutions Inc., which manages prescription benefits for about one in five Americans.

Experts say the data reflect not just worsening public health but better medicines for chronic conditions and more aggressive treatment by doctors. For example, more people are now taking blood pressure and cholesterol-lowering medicines because they need them, said Dr. Daniel W. Jones, president of the American Heart Association.

In addition, there is the pharmaceutical industry's relentless advertising. With those factors unlikely to change, doctors say the proportion of Americans on chronic medications can only grow.

''Unless we do things to change the way we're managing health in this country ... things will get worse instead of getting better,'' predicted Jones, a heart specialist and dean of the University of Mississippi's medical school.

Americans buy much more medicine per person than any other country. But it was unclear how their prescriptions compare to those of insured people elsewhere. Comparable data were not available for Europe, for instance.

Read the whole article at the New York Times


Published: May 14, 2008