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Polyphenol-Rich Foods Good for Seniors with Leaky Gut.

By Dr. Youdeem | Dec 27, 2021 |

With age, the integrity of the endothelial layer of the intestines can be compromised, which may allow bacteria and harmful substances to enter the bloodstream. In a recent study, seniors who increased their intake of apples, cocoa, dark chocolate, green tea, cranberries, oranges, pomegranate, and other polyphenol-rich foods experienced improvements in intestinal function within eight…

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Cancer Increases Suicide Risk.

By Dr. Youdeem | Dec 27, 2021 |

An umbrella review that included six systematic reviews and six meta reviews concluded that the risk of suicide among cancer patients is 1.5-1.7 times higher than the general population, with an even greater risk in the first year following diagnosis. Journal of Affective Disorders, December 2021

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Breast Cancer Symptoms.

By Dr. Youdeem | Dec 20, 2021 |

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that women can experience different breast cancer symptoms, and some don’t have any signs or symptoms at all. The following are common warning signs of breast cancer: new lump in the breast or underarm, thickening or swelling of a part of the breast, irritation or dimpling of…

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Short Sleep Linked to Depression.

By Dr. Youdeem | Dec 20, 2021 |

Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, researchers report that individuals who sleep six hours a night or less have an 86% higher risk for depression than those who sleep seven to eight hours a night. Journal of Affective Disorders, January 2022

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Myofascial Release and Manipulative Therapy for Acute Low Back Pain.

By Dr. Youdeem | Dec 20, 2021 |

Among a group of 71 patients with acute low back pain, those treated with either myofascial release or manipulative therapy experienced a reduction in leg length inequality and a decrease in thoracic kyphosis. Doctors of chiropracticoften utilize these techniques in the management of low back pain. Life, August 2021

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Try Burpees!

By Dr. Youdeem | Dec 20, 2021 |

Burpees are a body weight exercise that is a pushup followed by a leap in the air that returns to a pushup position. This form of exercise can provide the following benefits: burns extra calories, offers a full body workout, builds cardio fitness, and burns fat. WebMD, October 2021

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Proximity to Fast Food Increases Diabetes Risk.

By Dr. Youdeem | Dec 20, 2021 |

Researchers monitored more than 4 million military veterans for over five years and found an association between increased risk for type 2 diabetes and living in a neighborhood with more fast-food restaurants within walking distance. However, living near a supermarket was linked to a lower risk for diabetes. JAMA Network Open, October 2021

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Asthma Can Increase Risk for Depression and Anxiety.

By Dr. Youdeem | Dec 20, 2021 |

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the airways of about 10% of children and 7-8% of adults. A recent study found that individuals with asthma have up to a three-times increased risk for anxiety and depression compared with the general population. Brain, Behavior, & Immunity, October 2021

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Reducing Atrial Fibrillation Risk.

By Dr. Youdeem | Dec 13, 2021 |

The current research suggests the following to reduce the risk for atrial fibrillation: reduce alcohol intake, engage in moderate-intensity exercise, limit sedentary time, lose excess weight, stop smoking, and address obstructive sleep apnea and hypertension, if present. American Journal of Cardiology, December 2021

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1 in 16 Adults May Be Chronic Liars.

By Dr. Youdeem | Dec 13, 2021 |

Based on a study in which researchers monitored the interactions of 630 adults over a three-month time frame, about 6% of adults tell six or more lies per day. Communication Monographs, October 2021

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