Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Children and Reflux

In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis & Dr. Samir Hajariwala, directors of Crossroads Chiropractic, take a look the success of treating reflux in young children by eliminating cow’s milk.

More than 40% of infants with reflux (excessive spitting up and vomiting) can be successfully treated with cow’s milk removal.

Breastfed infants have a similar success rate when eliminating cow’s milk and eggs from the mother’s diet.

Cow’s milk not only affects infants and young children, but also contributes to chronic fatigue syndrome in adolescence.

Eosinophilic esophagitis, a chronic inflammatory disorder of the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) can also be cured with cow’s milk elimination.

Normally children with Eosinophilic esophagitis are treated by coating their throats with steroids to knock down their immune response.

With most people being lactose intolerant after weaning, there are some highly nutritious plant-based milk options including:

  • Almond milk:  A cup of almond milk contains 39 calories, 1g of protein, and 2.5 g of fat.
  • Soy milk: A cup of one of soy milk contains 80 calories, 7g of protein, and 4g of fat.
  • Coconut milk: A cup of fortified coconut milk contains 74 calories, less than 1 g of protein, and 5 g of fat.
  • Rice milk: A cup of rice milk contains 113 calories, less than 1 g of protein, and over 2 g of fat.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Is weight gain a calories issue?

weight lossIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at why it’s not the calories you eat but rather the calories you absorb that effects your overall weight loss and weight gain.

Did you know the number of calories absorbed in your body depends on how the food is prepared and the types of bacteria you have in your colon?

Food absorbed from your intestines and colon is either burned for energy and body functions, or stored as fat in your body.

If you absorb less food and burn more through an active lifestyle, the easier to maintain your ideal weight.

You cannot absorb whole foods.  Food is separated in your intestines into carbohydrates, fats and proteins; all being components your body cannot absorb.

Much of the foods you eat passes to your colon where more than 100 trillion bacteria break down the food so a lot of calories are absorbed through your colon.

Grinding whole grains into flour or cooking starchy vegetables increases the number of calories you absorb from those foods.  You absorb more you gain more.

Instead of counting calories consider how your food is prepared and how much you burn.

Don’t forget:
– Consume a variety of raw organic vegetables and fruits daily.
– Eat whole grains, beans, seeds, and nuts.
– Restrict all sugar-added foods and beverages.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Gut Bacteria Can Use Eggs to Accelerate Cancer

gut bacteriaIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at how your gut bacteria can use certain foods to accelerate cancer growth.

Did you know there are more bacterial cells in your gut than there are human cells in your entire body.

About 10% of the DNA in your body are human cells and 90% are in your gut bacteria microbiome.

Your gut microbiota act as a filter for what you eat and your metabolism and absorption of food occurs through this filter of bacteria.

A high consumption of meat, poultry, fish, milk, cheese, eggs, can foster the growth of gut bacteria that may be playing a role in the development of colon cancer by accelerating the cancer growth.

There is evidence egg consumption increases risks for breast cancer and possibly prostate cancer.

By restricting your meat, dairy and eggs consumption and increasing your plant-based diet you can make positive changes to your gut microbial communities, leading to a longer and healthier life.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Chiropractic Care and Reduced Opioid Prescriptions

OpioidIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at how chiropractic care is contributing to a 50% reduction in opioid prescriptions.

A recent study by the Yale School of Medicine found chiropractic care is contributing toward a 50% reduction in opioid prescriptions issued in the United States.

Clinical guidelines in the U.S. now recommend many non-pharmacological options, including chiropractic care, to be considered as ‘front line’ treatments ahead of any medication, including opioids.

Chiropractors provide many of the treatments currently advised by clinical guidelines for the initial care of lower back and neck pain, as well as osteoarthritis of the hips, knees, and hands, which may otherwise be treated with opioid medication.

U.S. Congress also passed new opioid legislation directing the Department of Health and Human Services to review its payment policies so that doctors are no longer encouraged to prescribe opioids over more conservative options, such as chiropractic care.

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

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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

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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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