Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Reducing Breast Cancer Metastasis

Reducing Breast Cancer MetastasisIn this video, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, shares important information looking at a natural compound found in herbs and vegetables that has the ability to stop the spread of triple-negative breast cancer—luteolin.

Triple negative breast cancer accounts for 15-20% of all breast cancers. Triple-negative breast cancers are cancer cells that lack three receptors targeted by current chemotherapy regimens. Because of this lack of receptors, common cancer drugs can’t ‘find’ the cells, and doctors must treat the cancer with extremely aggressive and highly toxic treatment strategies. These cancer cells easily metastasize to other organs throughout the body.

The University of Missouri researchers have found that luteolin, a natural compound found in dried oregano, thyme, parsley, and vegetables such as celery, radicchio and broccoli, could reduce the risk of metastasis of these cancerous cells.  The researchers noted that luteolin produced no toxic side effects, halted the spread of triple-negative breast cancer and in some cases also killed the cancer cells.

Eating a balanced, healthy diet, to include fresh organic herbs and vegetables is one of the best preventatives in the war against breast cancer.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – NSAIDS Have Deadly Risks

NSAIDS Have Deadly RisksIn this video, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, shares important information looking at the serious health risks in taking popular over-the-counter pain killers.

NSAIDS have deadly risks, according to recent studies that have linked Ibuprofen and other popular over-the-counter pain-killers known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, as well as other common pain killers like Tylenol, with significantly increased risk of cardiac arrest.

The study outlines how painkillers are considered completely harmless by the general public, and that few people think twice about hitting the drug store shelves the moment they experience slight pain or a headache.

Researchers in Denmark, found that taking these over-the-counter drugs caused a 31% increased risk of cardiac arrest, among other things.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs influence numerous effects on the cardiovascular system which could explain the link with cardiac arrest. These include impacting platelet aggregation and causing blood clots, causing the arteries to constrict, increasing fluid retention, and raising blood pressure.

It’s time to start really paying attention to what we are doing here, especially given the fact that NSAIDs are among the most commonly used drugs in the world and easily available to anybody over the counter.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used for arthritis, muscle pain and headaches, including over-the-counter, low-dose ibuprofen should be used as little as possible, because these NSAIDS have deadly risks.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Non Drug Back Pain Therapies

Non Drug Back Pain TherapiesIn this video, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, shares important information looking at the latest non drug back pain therapies that medical guidelines are recommending.

For the first time, the American College of Physicians is advising drug free measures for treatment of back pain like chiropractic, tai chi, yoga, and massage before resorting to over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers.

The ACP guidelines also have moved further away from “low-value”s treatments.  Low value treatments are those treatments that have now shown to be very ineffective in helping patients achieve relief.  Examples of low value treatments are  doctors prescribing opioids due to their risk of addiction or overdose, performing MRIs and surgeries, and giving injections (such as steroids) to treat back pain.

If you are looking for a safe high value non drug back pain therapies, chiropractic is the best choice. A new Consumer Reports survey of more than 3,500 back-pain sufferers reached similar conclusions: Nearly 90 percent of people who tried spinal manipulation found it helpful.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Gut Bacteria and Brain Function

Gut BacteriaIn this video, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, shares important information looking at how brain disorders ranging from mood or anxiety to other problems that may include autism, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis, may be affected by the bacteria in your colon.

Looking at the most common gastrointestinal disorder in the world, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), patients diagnosed with IBS suffer from abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation, and interestingly also suffer from chronic anxiety or depression.

With this in mind, a new study, using recipient mice, published in Science Translational Medicine explored whether fecal bacteria or microbiota as they call it, from human IBS patients had the ability to influence gut and brain function.

The study revealed that microbiota in the gut can indeed influence the brain, suggesting that the intestinal microbiota may play some role in the spectrum of brain disorders ranging from mood or anxiety to other problems that may include autism, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

Make sure your diet contains lots of healthy organic probiotic foods, it can positively affect your physical and mental health.

Examples of organic probiotic foods:

1) Natto: a fermented soy bean dish popular in Japan and now found in the US
2) Ginger Beer: a fizzy, naturally fermented, probiotic drink originated in England in the 1800s.
3) Kefir: a tangy yogurt-like beverage contains a wide variety of probiotic bacteria and 11g of protein per cup.
4) Kimchi: a fermented vegetable dish popular in Korea
5) Kombucha: fermented sweetened black tea originating in China 2000 years ago
6) Miso: Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans
7) Sauerkraut: Fermented cabbage (choose non-posterized since that will destroy the bacteria)
8) Yogurt: fermented from milk soy or nut products (look for live/active cultures)

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Preventing Falls in the Elderly

Preventing FallsIn this video, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, shares important information looking at serious falls in the elderly and whether vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin should be taken to prevent them.

Falls in the elderly can be attributed to balance issues and muscle weakness.

Randomized controlled trials have found that vitamin D deficiency causes decreased muscle strength, particularly in the thigh muscles, which are important for fall prevention.   As we age, our muscles lose the ability to use available vitamin D leading, to this loss.

Calcium absorption, healthy bone density, and physical function all require adequate vitamin D levels, and calcium is also vital for bone health. In addition, for over 400 years it has been known that low Vitamin D levels are linked to muscle weakness, loss of bone strength, and as we said, falls and fractures.

Sources of vitamin D include fortified milk and other fortified foods, supplements, and production by the skin when exposed to sunlight, which becomes significantly less efficient with advancing age.

Vitamin D supplements have been shown to improve balance.  So, it is assumed there maybe a neurological, or even a cognitive effect.

Studies show older men and women do get significant protection from falls with vitamin D, especially among those who start out with relatively low levels, which is why The American Geriatric Society recommends vitamin D supplementation for those at high risk for falls.

Although vitamin D supplementation appears to help lower the risk of falls, the strongest and most consistent evidence for prevention of serious falls is exercise focused on strength and balance training.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Chronic Inflammation The Silent Killer

Chronic InflammationIn this video, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, shares important information looking at chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is a serious health risk and appears to even be a silent killer. It has been linked to nearly every chronic disease, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

Many health experts consider inflammation to be a better predictor of heart disease than cholesterol levels.

A blood test called C-reactive protein can assess if you have dangerous levels of inflammation.

Here are six healthy steps, you can use to fight inflammation and decrease your risk of many serious health conditions:

  1. Avoid refined carbs. Cut out sugar and processed carbohydrates, especially wheat products and other refined flours.
  2. Eliminate vegetable oils. Avoid polyunsaturated omega-6 vegetable oils like peanut, safflower, soy, corn, and canola which promote inflammation.
  3. Assess your workouts. Don’t overdo exercise intensity or duration, which can encourage inflammation.
  4. Add Quality Fish oil. Add EPA fish oil and wild-caught cold water fish to your diet. Atlantic mackerel, cod, haddock, herring, mahi mahi, salmon, anchovies, pollock, trout, whitefish, canned light tuna and sardines. These cold water varieties are rich in omega-3s and lowest in mercury.
  5. Add some spice to your life. Ginger, turmeric and red chili peppers have powerful anti-inflammatory effects.
  6. Eat your vegetables. Vegetables like garlic, onion, and shallots help fight inflammation, but also most greens, vegetables and some fruits like blueberries can help too.

A healthy lifestyle which includes eating the right foods and daily exercise will keep you healthy and inflammation free.

Chronic inflammation is a dangerous and often undetected condition. These steps can help you keep it in check, and are great general guidelines for good health as well.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Existing Health Problems Support

chiropractic careIn this video, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, shares important information looking at how chiropractic adjustments can improve the overall quality of life for patients suffering from many common illnesses.

While chiropractors don’t claim to cure organic diseases, by addressing the physical affects that stress has on our nervous systems, they can improve the quality of life of patients dealing with them.

Here are just some of the common illnesses chiropractic has shown to be effective for.

Migraines: According to migraines.com, chiropractic treatment has been shown to lower the frequency and pain intensity of migraines. In another study of 127 migraine sufferers in Australia found that those that received chiropractic treatment had fewer attacks and needed to take less medication. The study found that more than 80 percent of the patients blamed stress for leading to their migraine attacks. Therefore researchers believe chiropractic care might physically help reduce the body’s reaction to stress and it’s affect on the nervous system.

Arthritis Pain Relief: Most people over 50-years-old have some signs of joint degeneration, which causes pain and stiffness. Chiropractic adjustments can help joints feel less sore so they move more freely improving flexibility and range of motion.

High Blood Pressure: Studies have shown that just one chiropractic session can keep blood pressure lowered for several weeks.

Strengthened Immune System: Regular chiropractic patients often report better overall immunity and higher levels of wellness.

Reduce Anxiety And Depression: Although chiropractic care doesn’t claim to treat the psychological effects of these disorders, many of these mental illnesses have associated pain syndromes that chiropractic care can help to alleviate.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Green Tea Wonders

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In this video, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, shares important information looking at green tea and its ‘head to toe’ anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties.

Thousands of studies have been published about the health effects of green tea, but not until recently have researchers looked at green tea for prevention and treatment of infections.

The compounds in Green Tea work as a potent anti-fungal for athlete’s foot, fungal nail infections, jock itch, and ringworm.

Used  topically as a ointment, green tea has an 80% cure rate for bacterial skin infections such as Impetigo.

What about green tea for acne? Six weeks of a 2% green tea lotion cut the number of pimples more than half, and significantly reduced the severity, making it a cheap, effective treatment for acne.

When it comes to oral hygiene, most people  don’t brush the recommended 4 minutes a day.  A  2% green tea mouthwash has been proven to effectively kill the bacteria that causes plague and gingivitis as well as boosts the “antibacterial capacity” of saliva.

Green tea can fight off some of the fiercest bacterias, such as the type of E. coli that causes unitary tract infections.

At the same time, it can also act as a prebiotic, boosting the levels of good bacteria in our colon.

When drinking green tea, remember drinking tea with meals may impair iron absorption, so better to drink between meals.

Incorporating this tea into your daily life.  It will make you a healthier you.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Titanium Dioxide Dangers

Titanium Dioxide DangersIn this video, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, shares important information looking at titanium dioxide dangers. Titanium dioxide dangers are widely unknown and found in many of our everyday products. The inorganic compound is commonly found in processed foods, powdered sugar, toothpaste, sunscreen and chewing gum.  It is also added to pharmaceutical drugs and paper, and it has serious health risks when inhaled, ingested or absorbed.

Without nutrient value or necessity in your products, titanium dioxide is used simply to whiten products from paint to sunscreen and food products. Titanium dioxide also naturally reflects ultraviolet (UV) light, which is why it is added to sunscreen.  Research shows that when topically used, titanium dioxide can result in allergic reactions, some of which may be serious.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer found that when inhaled as a dust, titanium dioxide is classified as possibly carcinogenic.  Several animal studies found an increase in lung cancer with inhalation of titanium dioxide, as the particles are not easily cleared from the lung tissue.

A French commissioned study revealed that, titanium dioxide may be associated with leaky gut and inflammatory bowel disease, both of which are associated with further negative health conditions.

Due to the seriousness of the cancer threat, Dunkin Donuts, the global donut company and coffeehouse made a commitment to take titanium dioxide out of the powdered sugar on their donuts.

Titanium dioxide has adverse affects on the gut and brain. It has been has been associated with leaky gut and inflammatory bowel disease. Further research also demonstrates titanium dioxide may contribute to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

Research suggests titanium dioxide may interact with other chemicals in the environment, increasing toxicity and having adverse effects on wildlife.

By reading labels and making positive lifestyle choices you can reduce your exposure to titanium dioxide.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Women Still Outliving Men

Women Still Outliving MenIn this video, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, shares important information looking at the possible reasons why women live longer than men.

Research shows that even though we have significantly increased our longevity the past two hundred years, women are still outliving men by about five years, that’s the same gap that was existed over two hundred years ago.

Worldwide, the average lifespan is about 71 years. Men live an average of 68 years while women live an average of 73 years.  Some countries have higher lifespans and some lower.  Japan can have an average lifespan of about 83 years, in the United States, the average lifespan is almost 79 years, Canada about three years greater than that, and Italy typically exceeds the average lifespan.

Some researchers believe the gap in male and female longevity might be genetic, particularly related to the X chromosome. Women have two while men only have one.

Others feel wars and other aggressive behavior by men may also be a factor.  However, one of the biggest factors may be lifestyle related.   Studies support that men don’t eat as well nor go to the doctor as often as women do.

By making positive lifestyle choices we can close the lifespan gap between women and men.

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