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.

Your best source for health information is your Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.

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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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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Pessimism May Be Bad for Your Heart

PessimismIn this weeks video, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, shares important information looking at how your personality traits can have ‘life or death’ impact on your health.

➤A recent study found that a pessimistic attitude increases the risk for death from heart disease♥️, while an optimistic outlook may have no effect at all. High levels of pessimism have been linked to factors that affect cardiac health, such as inflammation.

➤In a recent study, 2,200 men and women ages 52 to 76 were asked to rate positive and negative statements on how well the statements applied to them.

➤During 11 years of follow-up the scientists found that those in the highest one-quarter of scores on pessimism were more than twice as likely to die of heart disease ♥️, yet being optimistic had no effect on death rates one way or the other.

➤So Cheer up! Because pessimists are more likely to die of heart disease, and remember, when life hands you lemons making lemonade might just be the healthiest choice.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Athletic Performance

Athletic PerformanceIn this video, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, shares important information in which a study show that chiropractic care is effective in enhancing athletic performance.

Sharpsburg Chiropractor Crossroads Chiropractic addresses sports injuries and athletes needs to identify an athlete’s deficit and works to correct that particular condition before an injury occurs. This is what separates Sharpsburg Chiropractor Crossroads Chiropractic from a physical therapist; the approach is much more proactive, essentially treating the conditions that might cause an injury. These conditions are also what might impede an athlete’s performance, therefore making the case that chiropractic care not only treats an athlete’s injuries, but also enhances their performance.

By restoring normal neurology and biomechanics a sports chiropractor will reduce pain, decrease the severity of injury, and possibly enhance athletic performance. Through spinal manipulative therapy, performance is improved since it is through the full use of the nervous system that peak performance can be achieved. Chiropractic is the only form of care available to deliver subluxation free 100 percent nerve flow and that peak performance is possibly only with chiropractic care.

Crossroads Chiropractic is also the only facility in the area to offer The PiezoWave2 aka MyACT. This technology is very different from others you may commonly find, delivering mechanical energy –It does not use  light (laser), electrical (Estim, PEMF) or thermal energy (Ultrasound). This therapy is a highly efficient, non-surgical treatment of chronic and acute pain in the musculoskeletal system. During this therapy, sound waves interacts with the tissues of the body. This leads to a cascade of beneficial effects such as increased vascular supply, reversal of chronic inflammation, stimulation of collagen and dissolution of calcium build-up. Stimulation of these biological mechanisms creates an optimal healing environment. As the injured area is returned to normal, functionality is restored and pain is relieved. Common sports injuries that Crossroads Chiropractic can help you with are: Tennis elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis),Foot and heel pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Shoulder pain, Golfer’s elbow (Medial Epicondylitis), Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Pain related to repetitive stress activities, Adhesions and Trigger points.

Remember, peak performance isn’t only for athletes. Visit Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Turmeric Benefits

Turmeric Benefits

In this video, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, shares important information which takes a look at Turmeric, the “Queen of all Spices”.

Turmeric  benefits have be known for over 2500 years for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and detoxing properties, recent studies show the powers of turmeric in treating diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer.

As an anti-inflammatory, Turmeric and its active compound curcumin matches and even exceeds most anti-inflammatory drugs, in their effectiveness.

Researchers have found that turmeric positively delays or even reverses many brain diseases and cognitive disorders like dementia and Alzheimers by effecting  growth hormone levels, called Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), that contribute to these disorders.

Turmeric is one of the most potent natural anti-cancer substances available to prevent cancer growth and inhibit the development and even the spread of this often deadly disease.

A daily dose of turmeric  stimulates the gallbladder, reduces bloating and gas, and prevents inflammation of the digestive tract, reduces LDL (or bad cholesterol), prevents clotting and removes plaque build-up in the arteries.

Many report that turmeric benefits include reducing and relieving the pain and swelling of arthritis.

Lastly, turmeric could be your fountain of youth.  Free radicals and inflammation are believed to play a major role in aging and turmeric addresses both.

To improve your overall health and happiness add 1 teaspoon of turmeric to your diet daily, and to improve the absorption of turmeric try adding a pinch of black pepper.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Exercise Combats Heart Problems, Alzheimer’s and Cancer

exerciseIn this video, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, shares important information which takes a look at your best defense against heart problems, Alzheimers and cancer.

Do you know what it is???????  It’s Exercise!

Eighty percent of people do not get the recommended amount of aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity recommended to maintain optimal health.

Harvard Medical School has stated that there are decades of research proving that regular exercise is one of the most important factors in preventing cardiovascular disease, many types of cancer, diabetes and obesity.”

According to research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, being physically active helps to reduce heart disease risk.

The Mayo clinic recommends exercise for their heart patients.  Specifically High-intensity interval training (HIIT), which involves short periods of intense exercise broken up by periods of lower-intensity rest.

It has also been shown, that physical activity can slow memory loss in early Alzheimer  patients.  In one study, mild to moderate Alzheimer’s patients participating in a supervised exercise program showed significantly fewer neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with the disease than the control group that did not exercise. In seniors who are at high risk of dementia, cognitive decline can be reduced with a comprehensive program addressing diet, exercise, and brain training.

Exercise is also crucial for both prevention and treatment of cancer.  Twelve studies that included data from 1.4 million people found that those who exercised had a 7 percent lower risk of developing cancer and a 20 percent lower risk of cancers of the esophagus, lung, kidney, stomach, and endometrium. Previous research has also shown that breast and colon cancer patients who exercise regularly have half the recurrence rate than non-exercisers

So what are you waiting for???  Get up and MOVE!!!!

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Strokes & Dietary Fiber

fiberIn this video, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, shares important information which takes a look at the link between high dietary fiber intake and the prevention of strokes.

Strokes are the second most common cause of death worldwide and  a leading cause of disability.

It maybe that fiber helps to lower your cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Or maybe when you eat more fiber rich foods with vegetables and fewer calories, that helps to improve digestion. Collectively, all may help us keep our weight and blood pressure down, which reduces the amount of inflammation in our bodies.

Recent studies found that eating lots of fiber-rich foods appears to significantly protect us against the risk of stroke. Increasing fiber just seven grams a day was associated with a 7% reduction in stroke risk.  Seven grams is equivalent to a serving of whole grain pasta with tomato sauce and an apple.

Strokes are one of many complications of decades long arterial stiffening.

A 24 year study followed hundreds of children ages 13 and up and found that diets low in fiber were associated with stiffening of the arteries leading up to the brain, which suggests fiber intake is important at any age.

Some excellent sources of soluble and insoluble fiber to prevent stroke are found in beans, oats, nuts, berries and whole grains.

Remember your best source for health information is your  Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%-and that’s it for today’s HealthNews.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA -Validating Chiropractic Care

Validating Chiropractic CareIn this video, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, shares important information showing recent research that supports the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments in treating acute and chronic conditions.

Chiropractic is practiced all over the world, and is an increasingly popular as well as effective form of treatment.  In fact, many medical doctors recommend that their patients seek chiropractic care for a variety of conditions before pursuing more invasive measures such as surgery.

Roughly 80% of adults have experienced back pain at some point.   In a study by Consumer Reports, 14,000 back pain sufferers were surveyed and rated chiropractic adjustments as the #1 treatment option.

In a similar study by the Annals of Internal Medicine, 272 recent onset neck pain patients were treated using three different methods:
•    Medication
•    Exercise and
•    Regular Chiropractic Adjustments

At the conclusion of the twelve-week study, patients who had regular chiropractic adjustments were twice as likely to be pain free as those who were treated with medication and exercise.

Chronic head pain, including migraines is another common condition that chiropractic adjustments can provide relief for.

In a study that tracked 127 migraine sufferers, those who received regular chiropractic adjustments reported a decrease in the number of migraine attacks and less need to take medication.

With the rising costs of healthcare, specifically prescription medication, mitigating pharmaceutical costs can provide extra benefits.

Recent statistics show chronic pain sufferers utilizing chiropractic adjustments for treatment of back pain experienced a 20% reduction in overall care costs and may help save Medicare costs by more than $80 million per year.

Remember your best source for health information is your  Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%-and that’s it for today’s HealthNews.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Cow’s Milk & Childhood Obesity

Cow's MilkIn this video, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, shares important information from today’s news
looking at the link between cow’s milk consumption and childhood obesity.

The perfect food for humans, finely tuned over millions of years, is human breast milk. Remarkably, among all mammalian species, the protein content of human milk is the lowest.

In comparison, cow’s milk, designed to put 2 pounds a day on a growing calf, contains over twice the amount of protein. This excessive protein content found in cow’s milk, may be setting children up for obesity and health issues later in life.

And instead of weaning children from cow’s milk, we as a society continue to drink milk throughout our lives. This poses the question, as to whether consumption of a growth-promoting substance from another species throughout childhood fundamentally alters the normal processes of human growth and maturation even possibly increasing the risk of premature puberty in girls.

Only human milk allows appropriate metabolic programming and protects against diseases of civilization in later life, whereas consumption of cow’s milk and other dairy products during childhood, adolescence and adulthood is a dietary behavior that may have long-term adverse effects on our overall health.

Teens exposed to dairy proteins, such as casein, skim milk, or whey, experienced a significant increase in BMI and waist circumference compared to a control group. In contrast, not a single study funded by the dairy industry found a result unfavorable to milk.

According to the head of the Obesity Prevention Center at Boston Children’s Hospital and the chair of Harvard’s nutrition department , “Humans have no requirement for other animal’s milk; in fact, dairy may play a role in certain cancers due to the high levels of reproductive hormones.”

Today we are lucky enough to have many options to cow’s milk that you can choose which may best suit your particular families needs; there is soy, almond, cashew, rice and coconut milk just to name a few.

Got Milk? Hopefully not cow’s milk!

Remember your best source for health information is your  Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%-and that’s it for today’s HealthNews.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Resveratrol’s Healing Powers

Resveratrol

In this video, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, shares important information from today’s news looking at resveratrol and its anti-aging and disease-fighting powers.

Resveratrol is part of a group of compounds called polyphenols designed to increase life span.

It is found in grape skins, red wine, raspberries, pomegranates, raw cacao, dark chocolate, and other plant-based foods.

One of the greatest advantages of resveratrol is that it works as an antioxidant fighting off free radicals which causes disease and a compromised immune system.  It also helps fight the aging process in your cells and skin.

According to the Georgetown University Medical Center, Resveratrol may improve brain function and cognitive decline in Alzheimer patients.

Due to its capabilities as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, resveratrol may  play a crucial role in combating  diseases including asthma, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and Parkinson’s disease.

Resveratrol, by reducing inflammation, lowers LDL or “bad” cholesterol, and make it more difficult for clots to form that can lead to a heart attack.

Resveratrol, by lowering inflammation, prevents certain enzymes from forming that promote the development of cancerous tumors.

Resveratrol, may protect nerve cells from damage and fight the plaque buildup that can lead to Alzheimers.

Resveratrol helps prevent insulin resistance, a condition in which the body becomes less sensitive to the blood sugar-lowering hormone insulin. The condition can lead to diabetes.

Researchers believe that resveratrol activates the SIRT1 gene. That gene is believed to protect the body against the effects of obesity

Resveratrol just may be that fountain of youth promoting good health, slowing down the aging process and keeping the body’s cells, inside and out, looking young and healthy.

Remember your best source for health information is your  Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%-and that’s it for today’s HealthNews.

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