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When Stress Levels Get Too High.

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 18, 2013 |

When Stress Levels Get Too High. Too much stress can negatively affect the immune system, cardiovascular system, neuroendocrine system, and central nervous system. Untreated chronic (long-term) stress can lead to muscle pain, insomnia, hypertension (high blood pressure), a weaker immune system and anxiety, which can lead to dozens of illnesses, including heart disease, depression, and…

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Prevent Visceral Fat.

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 15, 2013 |

Prevent Visceral Fat. Visceral fat (fat stored in the abdominal cavity) is directly linked to an increased risk for colon cancer. Loss of fat by surgery or a calorie restricted diet reduced the risk of developing intestinal tumors. Cancer Prevention Research, March 2013

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Don’t Wait.

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 15, 2013 |

Don’t Wait. While patients with chronic (>3 months) low back pain generally report good outcomes following chiropractic care, patients with acute pain (<4 weeks) recover faster. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, July 2012

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Exercise and Sleep.

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 15, 2013 |

Exercise and Sleep. Light, moderate, and vigorous exercisers are more likely to experience restful sleep than non-exercisers (67% vs. 39%). If you are inactive, taking a ten minute daily walk could improve your likelihood of a good night’s sleep. National Sleep Foundation, March 2013

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Heart Healthy Lifestyle Also Lowers Cancer Risk.

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 15, 2013 |

Heart Healthy Lifestyle Also Lowers Cancer Risk. People who adhere to 6 out of the 7 factors from The American Heart Association’s “Life’s Simple 7 Steps” to reduce heart attack risk also reduced their risk of cancer by 51%. Those who followed at least four of the 7 factors decreased their cancer risk by 33%.…

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Dementia Death Rate Soars!

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 15, 2013 |

Dementia Death Rate Soars! Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease have risen from the 24th leading cause of death in the United Kingdom to the 10th in the last 20 years. Dementia is now one of the top 10 (and fastest rising) causes of death. Not including the untold human cost, dementia costs of the UK economy…

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Video Games and Happiness?

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 15, 2013 |

Video Games and Happiness? Older adults who play video games are more likely to be happier and have better emotional health. Those who played video games (even those who said they just played occasionally) reported a greater sense of well-being. The seniors who did not play video games reported more negative emotions and a likelihood…

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Mental Stimulation and Alzheimer’s Disease.

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 8, 2013 |

Mental Stimulation and Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s disease is thought to result from build up of amyloid beta protein in the brain. This protein can interfere with nerve cell communication, gradually eroding a person’s mental processes and memory. Regular, prolonged exposure to a mentally stimulating environment appears to prevent amyloid beta proteins from negatively affecting the…

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Disk Biochemistry.

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 8, 2013 |

Disk Biochemistry. Proper joint motion helps remove wastes and fluids from the disks of your spine and improves the flow of proper nutrients into the disk. It is important to understand that the disk does not have a direct blood supply, and disks only stay healthy with motion. With lack of motion there is decreased…

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Less Stress For Kids.

By Dr. Youdeem | Apr 8, 2013 |

Less Stress For Kids. Children who exercise are less affected by stressful events than their more sedentary peers. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, March 2013

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