Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Vigorous Exercise Lowers Mortality in Women

Vigorous exerciseIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at how vigorous exercise helps to extend mortality in women.

Heart disease and cancer are the top two causes of death for both women and men.

Almost as many women will die from heart disease as men with coronary heart disease affecting over 6% of women 20 and older.

Unhealthy diets, excess weight, and lack of exercise are all lifestyle choices increasing your risk for heart disease and cancer.

New data strongly supports women who exercise vigorously experience a significantly lower risk of mortality from heart disease, cancer and other causes as well as an 88% reduced risk of dementia as compared to those with moderate fitness.

A healthy lifestyle should include daily exercise and a diet rich in organic fruits, vegetables and whole grains and regular 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 – Too Much Sleep Increases Stroke Risk

strokeIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at how too much sleep can increase your risk of stroke.

According to recent studies, there was a 23% greater stroke risk for people who slept 9 hours or more a night, compared with those sleeping 7 to 8 hours.

Taking long midday naps of more than 90 minutes also increased stroke risk by 25%, compared to napping for 30 minutes or less.

A combination of both sleeping for 9 hours or more at night and napping for more than 90 minutes increased stroke risk by 85%.

Although it is unclear why excess sleep increases stroke risk, it is known long nappers and sleepers are more likely to have increased waist circumferences and inactive lifestyles, which are risk factors for stroke.

The majority of strokes are linked to lifestyle factors and the functioning of your central nervous system.

A healthy lifestyle including daily exercise, decreasing your stress level, maintaining a healthy weight, eating a nutritious diet and regular chiropractic care to make sure your central nervous system is working as best it can, are the vital steps necessary for a longer, healthy and happy life; and a reduced risk of stroke.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Lifestyle changes help prevent cancer

cancerIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at how lifestyle changes help prevent cancer.

In North America, more than 40% of cancers and cancer deaths from 26 different cancers are associated with lifestyle factors such as excess weight, a faulty diet or lack of exercise.

Cancer prevention is associated with:

Avoiding obesity – A study from Stanford showed as people gained 6 pounds in 1 month, their bodies suffered unhealthy changes in genes in their cells, types of colon bacteria, inflammation, and heart-attack risk factors. After they lost the added weight, these functions returned to normal.

Regular exercise – Lack of moving about, not just lack of exercise, causes a tremendous loss of muscle size and strength. A review of close to 150 studies found that people who have small muscles are at increased risk for developing multiple cancers.

Healthy diet – A diet rich in plant based foods has been linked with reduced risk for certain cancers because it reduces inflammation associated with increased risk for cancer.

Chiropractic care – Chiropractic care keeps the spine healthy, which then allows the nervous system and immune system to work optimally.

According to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, chiropractic care as a complimentary health service during cancer treatments can also help with some of the side affects such as nausea, headaches, fatigue and back & neck pain.

You can reduce your risk for cancers by maintaining a healthy weight, daily exercise, eating lots of vegetables, fruits and other anti-inflammatory foods and regular chiropractic visits.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Is there any safe amount of alcohol?

In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at how alcohol, in any amount, can increase your risk of cancer.

A recent review article in  the Journal of the American Medical Association showed any amount of alcohol can increase your risk for cancer.

Alcohol damages cells to produce Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) that can alter your DNA to cause cancer.

The alcohol industry has led us to believe it is safe for women to consume 1 drink per day and for men up to 2 drinks per day; however nearly 30% of North Americans drink more than that.

Studies have confirmed drinking even one glass of wine a day raises the risk of cancer of the throat, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum or breast.

According to the United States Public Health Service:

Alcohol kills more than 88,000 people in the United States each year.

Alcohol shortens lives by an average of 30 years.

Alcohol causes 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults aged 20-64 years.

Alcohol related health issues costs $223.5 billion.

The take away is there is no safe level of drinking and your risk of cancer only increases with higher alcohol consumption.

By living a healthy lifestyle, which includes a nutritious diet, daily exercise and regular chiropractic visits you can change your life for the better!

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 – New Hope for Alzheimer’s

In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at how chiropractic care can aid in slowing down and possibly preventing Alzheimer’s.

With approximately 6 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease,  new research suggests Alzheimer’s is more complex than previously thought.

Three types of Alzheimer’s have been identified:
1. Alzheimer’s caused by inflammation;
2. Alzheimer’s caused by a lack hormones and nutrients necessary to maintain brain plasticity; and
3. Alzheimer’s caused by exposure to stress and environmental toxins, like mercury or mycotoxins from mold.

Since the brain and spine combine to form the nervous system, research shows a spine problem is a brain problem.

Chiropractors are trained in checking and making adjustments to keep the central nervous system and brain functioning properly.

One of the top benefits of chiropractic care is to realign the vertebrae in your spine, reducing pressure on the nerves, promoting a healthy nervous system, and helping reduce inflammation.

Chiropractic care is one of the best natural treatments for hormonal imbalance because it brings the body itself back into balance.

Chiropractic spinal adjustments help to relieve stress in the body and reduce or eliminate pain, which can contribute to hormonal imbalances.

Lastly, chiropractic adjustments aid in releasing toxins that are locked in your body leaving your body cleansed and on the mend.

Ultimately, chiropractic is known to improve cognitive functions, general health, and overall quality of life.

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 – Avocados Help Reduce Risk for Obesity and Diabetes

Avocados

In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at how you can reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes by simply eating avocados.

Avocados are one of the healthiest foods you can eat.

Avocados are filling, packed with fiber, and are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, including the B vitamins, potassium and vitamin K.

Researchers recently discovered avocados also possess a rare fat molecule, avocatin B (AvoB), which has a positive effect on reducing insulin resistance which helps in reducing the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

The potential risk of developing Type 2 diabetes is also dependent on your lifestyle and genetics.

Since there is very little you can do about your genetics, there are some healthy lifestyle choices you can make including:

1. A healthy diet which includes:
-Increased fruits and vegetables.Eat high fiber foods like avocado
-Eat healthy fats like avocado
-Decrease sugar and processed foods

2. Daily Exercise

3. Regular Chiropractic Care
-Restoring spinal alignment
-Removing subluxations

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Exercise Stroke Prevention & Prognosis

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In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at preventing stroke through exercise.

Research continues to support that exercise is not only critical for stroke prevention, but also for improving the prognosis if a stroke occurs.

With two-thirds of Americans having at least one of the leading risk factors for stroke, and 1 out of every 20 deaths caused by stroke, exercise seems to be one of the best ways to decrease your risk and protect your ability to function if stroke occurs.

The American Stroke Association states that 80% of all strokes can be prevented by leading a healthy lifestyle, which includes exercise.

The most common type of stroke is called ischemic stroke, which results from an obstruction in a blood vessel supplying blood to your brain.

This can cause brain damage that leads to many cognitive challenges, including dementia, memory problems, difficulty expressing yourself when speaking, and trouble with reading and writing, as well as understanding speech.

Exercise lowers inflammation, another benefit to brain health.

The most beneficial types of exercise include: any physical activity that gets your heart rate up and makes you sweat, strength training, and balance and stretching exercises.

Other than exercise, here are some other ways to help lower your stroke risk.

Sunshine: Sunlight causes your skin to produce nitric oxide, a critical compound for optimizing your blood pressure, which reduces your risk for both heart attack and stroke.

Grounding: Walking barefoot on the Earth, also known as “earthing” or “grounding,” has a potent antioxidant effect that helps alleviate inflammation throughout your body.

Fiber: Studies show a daily consumption of 7 grams or more of fiber decreases your stroke risk by 7%.

Chiropractic Care: Chiropractic adjustments stimulate brain function, and essentially restore the brain to good working order.

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 – Benefits of Time-Restricted Eating

intermittent fastingIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at benefits of time-restricted eating better known as intermittent fasting.

Various patterns of intermittent fasting (such as alternate-day modified fasting) have become popular since many people find these diets easier to follow than traditional calorie restriction diets.

In a recent 3 month study of time-restricted eating, the participants ate their usual meals but ate only between 8AM and 6PM (10 hours) and took in no calories during the other 14 hours each day.

They did not change the amounts or kinds of food they ate or how much they exercised.

At the end of the 3 months, the participants:
– had eaten 9% fewer calories per day (without trying),
– lost 3% of their body fat and reduced their belly fat by 3%, 
- lowered their high blood pressure, bad LDL cholesterol, fasting blood sugar, triglycerides, and HBA1c (a measure of cell damage from sugar stuck on cells),and
– slept better at night.

The various types of intermittent fasting can be useful for people who want to lose weight, want to maintain their existing healthful weight, or want to keep from depositing excess fat in their liver.

The best time to eat is before or just after finishing exercising, when your muscles will draw huge amounts of sugar from your bloodstream to help prevent a fatty liver that can cause obesity, diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and premature death.

If you are diabetic, have low blood pressure, take medications, or are underweight, discuss your plans with your doctor.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Lack of Sleep Linked to Osteoporosis

OsteoporosisIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the link between lack of sleep and osteoporosis, low bone density.

With osteoporosis affecting over 10% of North American adults over 50, a recent study found lack of sleep (5 hours or less per night) may be having a major impact on your bone density.

According to the research women who slept 5 hours or less per night had lower bone mineral density and were more likely to have osteoporosis of the hip and spine than those who slept 7 or more hours per night.

One of the primary treatments for low bone density and osteoporosis in conventional medicine is the use of bisphosphonate drugs, which have been shown to weaken bones and cause micro cracks that heighten your risk for atypical bone fractures.

Here are some ways you can prevent osteoporosis and protect your bones.
1. Get 7-9 hours of sleep every night.
2. Take nutrients important for healthy bone growth and strength including vitamin D, vitamins K1 and K2, calcium, magnesium and collagen.
3. Engage in specific types of exercise that can help you build and maintain strong bones including strength training  and weight-bearing exercise.
4. Get regular chiropractic adjustments which have been shown to improve joint alignment and muscle function, reduce inflammation and degeneration; ultimately restoring mobility which can prevent falls and fractures associated with osteoporosis.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – How Chiropractic Can Improve Your Memory

memoryIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at how chiropractic care can positively preserve the brain’s neuroplasticity and improve memory.

A strong memory depends on the health and vitality of your brain.

The human brain has an astonishing ability to adapt and change at all ages. This ability is known as neuroplasticity.

With the right stimulation, your brain can form new neural pathways, alter existing connections, and adapt and react in ever-changing ways.

Chiropractic has become a subject of discussion among researchers studying neuroplasticity.

With the link between the spine and brain evident, researchers have begun to look at how chiropractic adjustments can be used as a beneficial tool to help preserve positive neuroplasticity.

Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to create more efficient brain function as they help the central nervous system function as it should.

This increases mental capacities like memory and creativity, and improves communication from the brain to the rest of your body.

To maximize and strengthen your brain it is important to:
1.  Keep learning and developing new skills.
2.  Always push yourself to stretch your capabilities.
3.  Choose challenging activities that are still enjoyable and satisfying.

Making chiropractic care part of your spine and brain health maintenance plan will help you live a long, happy, active and pain-free life.

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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