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Health Tip of the Week: Nuts!
Nuts to you!!! According to Mercola.com (the world’s largest natural health website), people who ate at least 1/3 oz of nuts per day had an average 23 percent reduced risk of death due to cancer, diabetes, respiratory and neurodegenerative disease during a decade–long study.
Previous research found that eating nuts at least five times a week lead to a 29 percent reduction in mortality risk due to heart disease; a 24 percent reduction for respiratory disease; and an 11 percent reduction for cancer.
Most nuts’ nutritional makeup closely resemble an ideal ration of the basic building blocks - fat making up the greatest amount, followed by a moderate amount of protein and a low amount of non-vegetable carbs.
The healthiest nuts to eat are raw almonds (with skin on), macadamia nuts, walnuts, Brazil nuts, pine nuts, pecans, pistachio, hazelnuts and cashews.
Thought for the Week
Vitamin K2 is every bit as important as vitamin D for protecting your heart and bone health; it’s essential for activating enzymes involved in transporting calcium from your arterial walls to your bone.
Chiropractic Thought for the Week
A case study published on July 17, 2014, in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health documented chiropractic care helping a 9-year-old girl who was suffering from chronic ear infections, neck pain, and headaches. The case study reported that the little girl was scheduled to have tympanostomy tubes placed in her ears in three weeks. Her problem had left her with approximately 60% hearing loss in her left ear and 30% hearing loss in her right ear.
In the four months prior to being brought to the chiropractor, the girl was treated with antibiotics for her ear infections five times. In three of those episodes, her tympanic membranes had burst. In addition to the ear problems, she was suffering from neck pain and occasional but severe headaches.
The results of the chiropractic care were immediate and profound. The study records that over the first three weeks of chiropractic care, the girl did not experience a single headache. After three weeks of chiropractic care, the girl was brought to an otolaryngologist for a re-evaluation where it was found that the girl's hearing level had returned to 95% of normal. As a result of these profound improvements, the tympanostomy tubes surgery was considered unnecessary, and the procedure was cancelled.
"Numerous studies have identified positive outcomes in otitis media with chiropractic care based on the detection and removal of spinal subluxations," the authors wrote in their conclusion. "This case study demonstrated a total remission of chronic ear infections in a girl under chiropractic care."