Mental Attitude: Anxiety Increases Risk Of Complications For Heart Disease Patients. Patients with heart disease who also suffer from an anxiety disorder have a 74 percent higher risk of having a heart attack, heart failure or stroke.
Archives of General Psychiatry, July 2010.
Health Alert: Chance Of Surviving Once-Deadly Cancers Doubled Since 1970s. People diagnosed with breast, bowel and ovarian cancers, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, are twice as likely to survive at least 10 years after diagnosis than people diagnosed in the early 1970s. 77 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer are likely to live for at least another 10 years compared with less than 40 percent in the 1970s; for bowel cancer, the figure has gone from 23 percent to 50 percent, and for ovarian cancer it has risen from 18 to 35 percent. 51 percent diagnosed today with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are likely to live at least another 10 years compared to 22 percent forty years ago; and the 10-year survival rate for Hodgkin’s lymphoma is predicted to go up from under 50 percent to 80 percent.
Cancer Research UK
Diet: Worst Foods In Your Fridge – Soda and Other Sweet Drinks. Sweetened beverages are simply “empty calories.” Soda, sweet tea and fruit drinks contribute no nutrients, but lots of calories. We don’t compensate by eating less when we drink sweet drinks, so these are truly “extra” calories. Plain water is best for hydrating and should be your primary beverage. Green and black teas hydrate and contribute healthy antioxidants. Skim or 1% milk also has key nutrients, such as calcium, vitamin D, B-12, potassium and magnesium.
Elaine Magee, MPH, RD
Exercise: Physical Activity Lowers Risk of Dementia, Especially in Men. People who performed moderate to heavy levels of physical activity have about a 40 percent lower risk of developing any type of dementia. People who reported the lowest levels of physical activity are 45 percent more likely to develop any type of dementia, compared to those who reported higher levels of activity.
Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease 2010
Chiropractic: Another Analogy! Chiropractors are like orthodontis; correcting subluxations (misaligned or chronically fixed joints of the spine) is similar to straightening teeth. Since both teeth and bones are held in place by strong ligaments, they simply take time to change.
Wellness/Prevention: Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late! Do you have a plan for health? Often, people wait until they are sick or injured to take care of themselves. A balanced diet, moderate exercise, proper sleep, a positive mental attitude (decreasing stress), and chiropractic care can be part of an excellent plan to increase your chances of staying healthy and decreasing your risk of illness.
Quote: “That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep.”
~ Aldous Huxley
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