Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Who’s Right in the Salt Debate?

salt debateIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the big salt debate and the health risks from excessive salt consumption.

For decades, scientists have been battling over whether or not increased salt consumption contributes to death.

Studies support hidden salt in food kills millions of people around the world.

So why are efforts to restrict dietary salt being met with so much opposition?

One of the reasons might be that salt is big business for the processed food and meat industry.

It is also the main ingredient in a billion-dollar American industry.

Salt also has a financial impact on the medical profession and Big Pharma.

An estimated 40 million annual doctor visits are due to the number-one diagnosis, high blood pressure.

In populations that do not eat salt or only consume small amounts of sodium found in natural foods, one of the leading killer risk factors, hypertension, was almost non-existent.

Studies support people with severe hypertension who ate a diet low in sodium were able to see a positive reversal in their symptoms.

Your body needs only a little bit of salt every day for the sodium it contains and you can get that in the foods you eat without having to add salt.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Exercise May Change Gut Bacteria

gut bacteriaIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at how exercise may change gut bacteria and increase endurance.

A recent study showed that runners who finished the 26-mile Boston Marathon had an increase in the colon bacteria called Veillonella, which may have helped them to run faster and longer.

How does Veillonella bacteria increase your endurance?

The time it takes to bring oxygen into muscles will determine how fast a person can run.  The faster you bring oxygen to the muscles, the faster and longer you can run.

The more intense your workout, the less oxygen you get and the greater the accumulation of lactic acid in your muscles.  Lactic acid makes your muscles and bloodstream acidic and passes to your colon cells.

Veillonella are a strain of bacteria in your colon that make the enzymes to break down lactic acid to form another chemical called propionate, which may help you to run faster and longer.

Large amounts of lactic acid cause cell damage and inflammation; however, further tests showed increased Veillonella resulted in lowered markers of inflammation and lessened cell damage.

This evidence confirms that exercise can change colon bacteria to help prevent and treat diseases and prolong lives.

Daily exercise and a healthy diet  is a great combination for enhancing the composition of your gut bacteria and ultimately improving your health and well being.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Should You Take Probiotics?

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In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at probiotics and if you should be taking them.

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that can live in your body and help to keep you healthy.

Probiotics have many healthful benefits including: helping digest food, regulating inflammation, limiting the number of disease-causing microbes living in your body and making vitamins.

Probiotics are available in live-culture fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir, buttermilk, kombucha, tempeh, miso, kimchi, sauerkraut, some pickles, and some fermented cheeses.

Probiotics are also found in over-the-counter pills claiming to contain live bacteria that will improve your health.

Many scientists have concerns that taking over-the-counter probiotic pills can mutate into bacteria that have harmful properties.

They also believe the bacteria in pills often disappear from the intestines soon after you stop taking the pills.

Should you be taking probiotics?

A review of 45 studies published over the last 27 years found that in healthy people, the use of probiotic supplements can:
• lead to an increase in these healthful bacteria growing in your colon,
• reduce belly discomfort caused by irregular bowel movements and constipation,
• improve some immune system responses, stool consistency, bowel movements, and the concentration of healthful bacteria in the colon and vagina.

It is important to know these healthful benefits are only temporary as the bacteria in the probiotics stop growing in the colon or vagina soon after you stop taking the probiotic product.

Permanent changes to a more healthy colony of gut bacteria occurs only when you make permanent changes to your diet.

And some of the best foods to grow a colony of healthful colon bacteria include: organic fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Toxic Fungus in E-Cigs

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In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the health risks associated with e-cigarette use or vaping due to toxic fungus.

The rise in e-cigarette use or vaping has overshadowed tobacco use in teens today.

Data from the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey by the CDC confirmed 3.6 million middle and high school students currently vape, an increase of 1.5 million in one year.

In 2018, the San Francisco-based Juul Labs overtook the U.S. e-cigarette market with a sales increase of nearly 800%.

The rising popularity of Juul products may be the result of the highly addictive nature of Juul’s nicotine salts.

One of the most popular reason for teens choosing Juul is their assortment of fruity flavors.

A recent study found 27% of the 75 single-use and refillable vaping cartridges tested contain microbial agents and 81% contain glucan, a substance found in the cell walls of most fungi.

Researchers also found endotoxin concentrations were higher in the fruit flavored products, which may suggest raw materials used in production have been the source of contamination.

These impurities are associated with asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, reduced lung function and inflammation.

The secret to quitting smoking is to get healthy through diet and exercise first.

And…If you are a parent, talk with your children about the risks of smoking smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Sugar and Depression

Depression affects over 300 million people of all ages globally and is the leading cause of illness and disability worldwide. Watch this video now to learn 4 ways sugar wreaks havoc on your mood and mental health. 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 – Children and Liver Disease

fatty liver diseaseIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the reasons why young children are getting fatty liver disease.

Before 2006, it was foreign to believe children were experiencing fatty liver disease; however,  a new study discovered high fructose corn syrup sweetened beverages were being passed through breast milk, potentially predisposing infants to a fatty liver and obesity.

Fatty liver disease is caused by excess fat in your liver. There are two main types of fatty liver disease: nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease affects nearly 25% globally and is often a silent disease, since most are unaware of the condition and have few or no symptoms.

Current research and past studies continue to demonstrate early exposure to sugar and fructose often contributes to obesity, diabetes and fatty liver disease since fructose enhances the body’s capacity to store fat.

The best ways to support your liver health is by maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, limiting medications, managing your blood pressure and improving your insulin sensitivity.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Aspartame Equals Serious Health Concerns

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In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the serious health risks linked to the artificial sweetener, aspartame.

Aspartame is  found in more than 6,000 products…that’s right,more than 6,000 products. From things like diet soda and sugar-free gum to even children’s medicines and sugar free ketchup.

But what is aspartame?

Aspartame is a synthetic chemical which breaks down into methanol, and converts into formaldehyde when consumed. Formaldehyde! Would you give you children a glass of formaldehyde? I don’t think so. So, why would you let them have Aspartame?

Some of the health risks linked to aspartame include:
Cancer: A cancer researcher from Italy found that even in low doses, animals were developing several different forms of cancer when fed aspartame.

Heart Disease: The 2017 Canadian Medical Association Journal study found artificial sweeteners like aspartame are associated with a higher incidence of cardiovascular events and hypertension.

Dementia and Stroke: Drinking diet soda daily has been shown to put you at a three time greater risk of stroke and dementia.

If you are tempted to reach for a diet soda or other artificially sweetened products, fight the urge with natural healthy options like water with lemon or lime juice, or a fresh piece of fruit to help reduce cravings for sweets.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – 9 Steps to a Healthy Immune System

Healthy Immune SystemIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at nine steps to a healthy immune system.

A robust immune system protects you from viruses that cause colds and flu. Here are nine steps to promote a healthy immune system.

1. Make sure your diet consists of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
2. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes most days of the week.
3. Get plenty of sleep with a recommended 7 to 9 hours when possible.
4. Wash your hands.
5. Keep your weight under control.
6. Watch your alcohol consumption.
7. Do not smoke.
8. Find ways to manage your stress.
9. Get regular Chiropractic care.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Physical Exercise Keeps Your Mind Sharp

sharp mindIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at how physical exercise keeps your brain sharp.

A number of scientific studies suggest physical exercise can meaningfully improve your cognitive abilities, from childhood through old age.

One study found that children who regularly exercised showed improvements in executive functions and cognitive scores.

A study focusing on older adults experiencing a mild degree of cognitive impairment found resistance and aerobic training improved their spatial memory and verbal memory.

Another study found that weight training can decrease brain shrinkage, a process that occurs naturally with age.

What is the right dose of exercise for the brain?

According to finding from a study conducted by The University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center,  small doses of exercise, such as a brisk walk for 20 or 25 minutes several times a week, could lead to cognitive improvements.

A healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a diet rich in organic fruits, vegetables and whole grains is the best dose of medicine for a happy and healthy life.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – 3 Ways to Improve Your Gut Microbiome

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In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at 3 things you can do to improve your gut health.

The fact is, your gut health is important to your overall health.

More than two thirds of your immune system is found within your gut. This is where microbiome, or your body’s healthy bacteria are found and function to help your body with many functions such as digesting your food, the ability to think clearly and even maintaining a healthy weight.

Your microbiome is found in your gut and other openings of your body such as your mouth, your genitals, and your nose.

When your gut microbiome is balanced, you stay healthy, and are in a good mood and have a lot of energy.

When your gut bacteria or microbiome is out of balance, you experience health issues, weight gain, diabetes, brain fog, and cancer.

The great news is that you have the opportunity to change your gut microbiome because these particular bacteria only have a lifespan of 20 minutes.

So you have the opportunity every time you eat to begin to change the population of your gut microbiome.

Here are 3 things you can do today to improve your gut bacteria or microbiome:

1. Eat the Right Foods.
Remove the sugar and processed foods from your diet.
Get your carbohydrates from vegetables and low-sugar fruits.
Include fermented foods in your diet like sauerkraut, pickles,
kimchi, kefir, non-processed yogurt, and kombucha.

2. Take a High-Quality Probiotic.
Probiotics help maintain your gut’s ecosystem

3. Stay Calm.
If your microbiome is out of balance, you may feel anxious, depressed, or tired.

The key is to keep supporting your microbiome with healthy food and lifestyle choices.

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