Sugar Intake and Risk of Throat and Stomach Cancers

This article reports a 51-58% rise in throat cancer incidence in association with table sugar, sweetened desserts/beverages and high carbohydrate (starchy) foods. International Journal of Epidemiology | September 26, 2017 A pooled analysis of dietary sugar/carbohydrate intake and esophageal and gastric cardia adenocarcinoma incidence and survival in the USA Li N, et al. – This…

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Chronic migraine cases are amplified by TMJ disorder

Date: September 24, 2017 Source: Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo Summary: A new study shows patients with chronic migraine are three times as likely to suffer from severe temporomandibular disorder. Though not a primary cause, the disorder is thought to accentuate and perpetuate sensitivity to pain; therefore, researchers recommend in…

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Dietary Supplement With Ketones May Mitigate Migraine Attacks

Daniel M. Keller, PhD September 21, 2017 VANCOUVER, Canada — Preliminary evidence indicates that a daily dietary supplement providing ketones can reduce the frequency of migraine headaches with no adverse effects. Increasing evidence suggests an energy deficit disorder exists in migraine, the researchers note. By supplying ketones as an alternative fuel to glucose, several deleterious…

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Why Maintenance Matters

By Donald M. Petersen Jr., BS, HCD(hc), FICC(h), Publisher I like being right. As a publisher, you have to be right the vast majority of the time. The other times are filled with apologies and published erratas, which at the very least tend to be embarrassing. As a chiropractic patient of 62 years, I have…

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New study demonstrates an increase in HDL and lower lipoprotein(a) in type 2 diabetes patients with this nutritional intervention

Michael Jurgelewicz, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, CNS There are only a few natural products that have demonstrated such a wide range of protective properties as curcumin. Turmeric has three main bioactive components, namely curcumin, desmethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin. These curcuminoids have many biological effects including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumor, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. According to a new study…

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Sitting is the new Smoking

Another Study Ties Sitting to Mortality Risk by Alexandria Bachert MPH, Staff Writer, MedPage Today September 11, 2017 Sitting more than half the day, regardless of how much exercise people got otherwise, was associated with increased risk of all-cause mortality in a large prospective study of middle-aged and older adults in the U.S. Those spending…

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Bone Density Exam/Testing

Bone Density Test A bone density test is the only test that can diagnose osteoporosis before a broken bone occurs. This test helps to estimate the density of your bones and your chance of breaking a bone. NOF recommends a bone density test of the hip and spine by a central DXA machine to diagnose…

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Why Is Osteoarthritis Increasing?

New study finds osteoarthritis is more than wear and tear by Leo Robert, Rheumatology Network August 20, 2017 Knee osteoarthritis has more than doubled in prevalence since the mid-20th century after occurring at low frequencies since prehistoric times, a study has found. Writing online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of researchers from…

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Spinal manipulative therapy for low back pain—time for an update

In this article published in the Canadian Family Physician, the authors review the effectiveness, adverse events, cost-effectiveness, and patient satisfaction with using spinal manipulation for low back pain. André E. Bussières, Claude A. Gauthier, Gilles Fournier and Martin Descarreaux Canadian Family Physician September 2017, 63 (9) 669-672 We read with interest the Tools for Practice…

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Hydraulic distention and frozen shoulder management

This study discusses a technique called hydraulic distension for frozen shoulder.  What is hydraulic distension?  The technique involves inserting a needle into the front of the shoulder joint and injecting lidocaine, a numbning agent, triamcinolone, which is a steroid, and then about 40 ml of chilled saline solution forcibly injected into the joint space. This…

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