Migraines – Approximately 15% of the U.S. population experiences migraines, with women afflicted three times as often as men. While medications are often used as first-line treatments, up to 50% of people with migraines pursue complementary and integrative medicine. One promising non-pharmacological approach for migraines is chiropractic care, due to the co-occurence of migraine disease and neuromusculoskeletal tension and pain.
Low-Back Pain in Pregnancy– Low-back pain during pregnancy is a common occurrence and is mainly caused by hormonal and biomechanical changes. Patients with pregnancy-induced low-back pain (PILBP_ frequently complain of moderate to severe and disabling discomfort, often restricting their daily activities. According to multiple studies, chiropractic care can be effective in treating this condition. One study showed that patient who saw a chiropractor as their initial provider for low-back pain had 90% decreased odds of both early and long-term opioid use.
To read more please check out Chiropractic Economics July 13, 2020 edition page 24, or visit chiroeco.com
The first scientific study to examine links between coffee brewing methods and risks of heart attacks and death has concluded that filered brew is safest. The research was published April 22 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology.
“Our study provides strong and convincing evidence of a link between coffee brewing methods, heart attacks and longevity,” said study author Professor Dag S. Thelle of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
“Unfiltered coffee contains substances which increase blood cholesterol. Using a filter removes these and makes heart attacks and premature death less likely.”
SOURCE: sciencedaily.com, to read more please visit chiroeco.com/brewed-coffee
More than eight in 10 U.S. consumers (81%) believe chiropractic is effective for athletes, according to the results of a Harris Poll survey commissioned by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about chiropractic care.
Of the 2,015 people polled in January 2020, the majority said chiropractic was effective while nearly one in two (49%) said it was ‘very effective’ to ‘restore joint function and support the neuro-musculoskeletal system’ of athletes.
‘The Harris Poll results verify what amateur and professional athletes have known for years,’ said Sheey McAllister, DC, F4CP’s executive vice president.
As seen in Chiropractic Economics, May 5, 2020 page 12. To read more please visit chiroeco.com/harris-2020.
To reduce levels of inflammation throughout the body, and to delay the onset of age-related diseases and live longer – eat less food. That’s the conclusion of a new study by scientists from the U.S. and China, detailed in February’s issue of Cell.
In the study, researchers compared rats who ate 30% fewer calories with rats on normal diets, and observed that 57% of age-related changes in cell composition in rats on a normal diet were not present in rats on the calorie-restricted diet.
“This approach not only told us the effect of calorie restriction on these cell types, but also provided the most complete and detailed study of what happens at a single-cell level during again,” said author Guang-Hui Liu.
As seen in Chiropractic Economics, May 5, 2020 page 12. To read more please visit chiroeco.com/eat-less
Middle age may not be too late for women to substantially reduce their stroke risk by not smoking, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight and making healthy food choices, according to new research in the journal Stroke.
In general, women are more likely than men to have a stroke, die from a stroke and have poorer health after a stroke.
“We found that changing to a healthy lifestyle, even in your 50s, still has the potential to prevent strokes,” said Goodarz Danaei, ScD, lead study author. “Women who made lifestyle modifications in middle age reduced their long-term risk of total stroke by nearly a quarter and ischemic stroke by more than one-third.”
As seen in Chiropractic Economics, May 22, 2020 page 8. To read more please visit chiroeco.com/women-stroke
Krebs, et al., compared opioid vs. non-opioid medications over 12 months. Two hundred-forty patients with moderate to severe chronic low back pain, or hip or knee osteoarthritis pain, participated. Opioids and non-opioids both reduced pain from baseline pain intensity scores; but opioids failed to provide better pain relief than non-opioids at three, six, nine, and 12 months.
Interestingly, other medications are not better options than opioids. According to a systematic review published in Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers found little to no benefit for NSAIDs, antidepressants, muscle relaxants, acetaminophen or anticonvulsants in patients with chronic low back pain.
When we’re talking about food sensitivity or intolerance, we’re looking at the IgG portion of the immune system, which is the delayed immune response (up to 72 hours after eating). Without finding these culprits, damage to the gut is repeated – meal after meal – and this establishes an environment ideal for weight gain, inflammation, and chronic disease and dysfunction.
What Else Can Food Sensitivities Cause?
The most common symptoms we see (in addition to weight loss) on a daily basis for which we’d recommend food testing are:
Digestive challenges or IBS
Muscle pain, joint pain, and inflammation
Anxiety, depression, and mood swings
Skin issues (eczema, psoriasis, acne, etc.)
Runny nose or excess mucus
Low thyroid (i.e. Hashimoto’s) or other autoimmune conditions
The brain’s neural activity – long implicated in disorders ranging from dementia to epilepsy – also plays a role in human aging and life span, according to research led by scientists in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School.
The study, published Oct. 16 in Nature, is based on findings from human brains, mice and worms and suggests that excessive activity in the brain is linked to short life spans, while suppressing such overactivity extends life.
It’s not yet clear whether or how a person’s thoughts affect their longevity, but the findings offer the first evidence that the activity of the nervous system affects human longevity.
As seen in Chiropractic Economics November 29, 2019 pg 8
Check out more by visiting ChiroEco.com/neural-aging
May people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. Now new research at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has uncovered why that is:: Lipid turnover in the fat tissue decreases during aging and makes it easier to gain weight, even if we don’t eat more or exercise less than before. The study is published in the journal Nature Medicine.
– Science Daily, sciencedaily.com. To read more go to chiroeco.com/gaining-weight
Studies area showing that migraines are significantly reduced by chiropractic care – the lone non-drug care to impact the debilitating condition to a high degree. Migraine headaches involve severe, stabbing or throbbing pain that can be incapacitating for anywhere from four to 72 hours. These headaches affect 39 million U.S. adults and children, and 1 billion people worldwide.
A study published in April in the journal Headache performed a meta-analysis on six small studies, which covered 677 patients, 75% of whom were female. In pooling findings across six studies, the researchers found that spinal manipulation reduced migraine days and pain/intensity.
– Tina Beychok, To read more go to chiroeco.com/migraines-chiropractic
This extremely potent antioxidant is the darling of the natural medicine world when it comes to inflammatory defense. Known for its unparalleled ability to stop the free radical cascades in the body that can lead to inflammation, curcumin also has the ability to enhance the beneficial effects of chemotherapy.
Yes, the “sunshine vitamin” can do much more than keep your spirits up. Studies show it may prevent or slow the growth of some types of cancers, including breast, prostate, colon, and even pancreatic cancer. Vitamin D is unique in the way that it acts like a hormone in the body, helping to build healthy bones and regulate immune, muscle, and nervous system function.