Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Breast Cancer Survival Improves

breast cancerIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the impact a healthy lifestyle has on breast cancer survival.

Sadly, close to 25% of all women that were diagnosed with breast cancer will not survive and will eventually die from it.

Current research shows that adopting a healthy lifestyle can play a major role in the life expectancy following a diagnosis of breast cancer.

Lifestyle factors associated with an increased factors that put those at risk are:
• Excess body fat, particularly in the belly
• Weight gain, particularly in middle age
• Lack of exercise
• Smoking
• Alcohol in any amount
• High intake of dietary fat and mammal meat
• Not having breast-fed
• Night-shift work

The good news is that survival rates with a healthy lifestyle have dramatically improved by:
• Losing excess body fat
• Reducing high blood pressure, high blood sugars and high triglycerides, and raising HDL cholesterol
• Daily exercise
• Getting enough vitamin D.
• Avoiding alcohol.
• Avoiding smoking and being around smokers.

By living a healthy lifestyle, which includes a nutritious diet of organic fruits and vegetables and daily exercise can change your life for the better!

So what are you waiting for?

Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.  It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – A Better Solution for Insomnia

insomniaIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the benefits of chiropractic adjustments for treating patients with insomnia.

Sleep is an important part of our body’s ability to function optimally. Our body has the ability to heal and grow while we sleep. Many people find themselves not getting an adequate amount of sleep or even may suffer from the ability to sleep at all, which is known as insomnia.

In recent years sleep disorders has been recognized for contributing to a number of health care issues.

A recent paper published in the Journal of Sleep Medicine & Disorders suggested that some insomnia cases could be caused by complex chemical interactions in the brain resulting from subluxation.

When you suffer from a pinched nerve or, subluxation, this causes interference with the nervous system, which is responsible for controlling all of our body functions.

This leads us to believe that the correction of subluxations through a chiropractic adjustment may be one of many appropriate treatments for patients with insomnia.

By addressing the subluxation (pinched nerve), chiropractic adjustments help correct the brain’s dopamine and serotonin levels, thereby providing possible relief from insomnia.

Adjustments can also address insomnia by improving other aspects of nervous system functioning, such as heart rate variability.

Along with adjustments, other treatments and lifestyle interventions may promote healthy sleep including reducing caffeine and sugar intake and adding stress management techniques, such as exercise, meditation or yoga.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Does Coffee Affect Cholesterol?

In today’s news we look at the possible cholesterol-raising affect from that morning cup of coffee. Several studies over the past decade have shown a link between coffee and cholesterol. Cafestol, a coffee oil found in both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee seems to be to blame. Watch this video now to find out which coffee is safest and the best way to brew your coffee. Click the Red More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Fatty Liver Disease and Diabetes

Fatty Liver

In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the possible link between fatty liver disease and diabetes.

It used to be the most common and well known form of Liver disease was a result of alcohol. In recent years we have come to find that as a result of the food we consume, sugar may now cause more liver disease than alcohol.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) occurs when excess fat is stored in your liver.  And now the latest research appears to indicate that Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) may may be contributing to the almost epidemic of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Because the liver plays an important role in regulating the body’s blood sugar.  If you have a buildup of fat in the liver, it prevents the liver from accepting and processing the elevated sugar levels which result in them rising in the blood stream.

How do you know if you have a fatty liver?

People who store fat primarily in the belly are more prone to storing fat in their liver.  If you have a big belly and small hips, you are likely to be at a high risk for a fatty liver and diabetes.

The good news is…you can still elevate that fat from your liver buy:

Exercise:  Contracting muscles draw tremendous amounts of sugar from the bloodstream with the greatest effects during exercise and for up to 1 hour after.

Diet: Avoid foods that cause a high rise in blood sugar, especially sugar-added foods and sweetened drinks, including fruit juices and many unhealthy carbohydrates.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Sit Less Now or Risk Not Walking Later

Sit lessIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at growing evidence that sitting too much now will impact your health and mobility later.

A study that included 54 countries found that sitting less than three hours per day will actually increase the expectancy of your life.

We all know that regular exercise routine improves your metabolism, reduces your risk of diabetes and certain cancers, helps you maintain a healthy weight and improves your cardiovascular health; however, research now shows that regular exercise may not be enough to offset the health risks associated with too much sitting.

Recent research found that sitting in front of the television for several hours, in combination with less than three hours of physical activity each week, not only accelerated harmful health risks, but also increased the likelihood of a walking disability.

Here are some simple strategies to get you moving more.
Set an alarm on your computer to get up and move every 15 minutes.
Stand while talking on the phone, eating lunch or watching TV.
Use a fitness tracker to count your steps with a goal of 10, 000 daily steps.
Work with an accountability partner to share your challenges and successes.

It is never too late to add more movement into your daily routine!

Remember your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.

Visit your chiropractor regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Depression and the Immune System

depressionIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the possible connection between depression and a compromised immune system.

Treatments for depression mostly focus on brain chemicals such as serotonin; however, scientists now think inflammation, set off by an overactive immune system, may be the source of the problem.

This new finding opens up new opportunities for treatment of depression.

The research shows that about one-third of people with depression have higher levels of cytokines, proteins that control the way the immune system reacts, which could indicate inflammation in their brains.

Experimental medicine studies found that a notable percentage of healthy individuals treated with interferon, an inflammatory drug, became depressed.

One paramount outcome emerging from this research would be an understanding of the connection between the body and the mind leading to more effective treatments for depression.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – AMA Validates Chiropractic!

AMA Validates chiropracticIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, we ask the question, “Is the American Medical Association finally validating the benefits of chiropractic?”

Recently there was a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association or JAMA. That issue looked at how effective and/or harmful spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is for acute low back pain.

The following conclusions were reached:
Spinal manipulative therapy provides “modest improvements” in both pain and function for up to 6 weeks
Compared to the most recent studies on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) alternatives, spinal manipulative therapy proved to offer the best results.

Published in the same issue was an editorial by Dr. Richard A. Deyo, MD, MPH, who has dedicated several decades to the study of spine care. 

In his editorial, Dr. Deyo made the following points:
-30% of patients with back or neck pain seek chiropractic care.
-59% of consumers surveyed by Consumer Reports were highly satisfied with chiropractic care compared to 55% for physical therapists and 34% for primary MDs.

Serious complications for low-back spinal manipulative therapy are very rare, while NSAIDs users commonly see renal and gastrointestinal adverse effects
Looking at the cost of drugs, surgery and their complications, chiropractic back pain patients had much lower overall treatment costs and fewer complications.

Although the American Medical Association (AMA) as an organization has not really validated chiropractic, its flagship journal’s recent articles has spoken loudly to AMA members and the world about one of the benefits of chiropractic care.

Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.  It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – How exercise helps to prevent heart attacks

prevent heart attacksIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at growing evidence that exercise helps to prevent heart attacks.

In North America, an alarming 40 percent of all deaths are a result of heart disease.

A heart attack is caused by a sudden and complete obstruction of the blood flow to a part of the heart muscle.

This sudden obstruction is usually caused by the build up of plaque, which then breaks off. When it breaks off this blocks the blood flow which causes that part of the heart muscle to suddenly die, resulting in a heart attack.

Two recent studies revealed how exercise helps to prevent heart attacks.

The studies showed that competitive older endurance athletes may have more plaques in their arteries than non-exercisers, but they have the type of plaques that are far less likely to break off and cause heart attacks.

To help prevent or reduce plaque formation:
Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and restrict red meat, processed meats, sugar-added foods, all sugared drinks and fried foods.
Avoid being overweight.
Do not smoke.
Limit or avoid alcohol.
Exercise every day for at least a half hour a day.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Colon Cancer May Be Caused by Bacteria

colon cancerIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at a specific bacteria in the human colon that may be responsible for colon cancer.

Researchers at Harvard University and the VHIO Cancer Institute in Barcelona recently reported that:
Colon cancer may be caused by a bacterium, common in human colons called Fusobacterium nucleatum.

Fusobacterium is found in large amounts in colon cancer tissue.

It travels with the colon cancer when it spreads to the liver, and is passed in tissue cultures.

What you eat determines which types of bacteria grow in your colon because the bacteria eat the same foods that you do.

This may explain why foods such as red meat, processed meats, sugar-added foods and fried foods are associated with increased risk for colon cancer.

The highest load of Fusarium lives in the right side of the colon.

Bacteria in the right side of your colon get all of their food from the same foods that you eat, while the bacteria in your left side get the left overs.

Right-side colon cancer is more common and more likely to kill you than left-side colon cancer.

By taking charge of your health, which includes a diet rich with organic fruits and vegetable, whole grains and lean protein, drinking water and daily exercise, you can lower your risk of getting cancer.

Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.  It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Are dairy products healthful or harmful?

Fermented DairyIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at whether all dairy products are healthful or harmful.

Although we have been producing fermented dairy products like cheese and yogurt for thousands of years, there continues to be mixed opinions whether these dairy products are good or bad for you.

Currently there is support to suggest that the fermented dairy choices produce healthier products than traditional milk, which is loaded with sugar. These sugars, predominantly galactose produce inflammation. This inflammation damages cells and causes obesity. As the fermentation process destroys galactose, these cheeses and yogurts can lower your blood sugar as well as your insulin levels, which when elevated can lead to diabetes and or risks for heart attacks. These cheeses may also decrease your levels of the LDL(bad) cholesterol when compared to butter.

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