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Did It Move?

By Dr. Youdeem | Nov 12, 2012 |

Did It Move? If there is no “popping” sound accompanying an adjustment, did the joint move? Try this: “Pop” one of your knuckles and notice how far the joint moves. Try again, and even though the joint moves just as far, there is no sound. So, whether a joint “pops” or not does not correlate…

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Pain Relief?

By Dr. Youdeem | Nov 7, 2012 |

Pain Relief? Exercise helps to alleviate pain related to nerve damage (neuropathic pain) by reducing levels of certain inflammation-promoting factors called cytokines. This supports exercise as a potentially useful non-drug treatment for neuropathic pain. In experiments, exercise reduced abnormal pain responses by 30-50%. Anesthesia & Analgesia, June 2012

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Pediatric Blood Pressure!

By Dr. Youdeem | Nov 7, 2012 |

Pediatric Blood Pressure! A study of 2500 pediatric patient visits revealed that doctors and nurses failed to check blood pressure 20% of the time. Of the 2000 patients who were checked, 726 had elevated blood pressure scores; however, 87% of these findings went unremarked and unrecognized by the medical staff. Pediatrics, June 2010

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Junk Food and Disney

By Dr. Youdeem | Nov 6, 2012 |

Junk Food and Disney. Junk food ads will be banned from The Walt Disney Company’s TV channels, websites and radio stations that are targeted at kids. Disney added that it is the first media company to take such action. Children watching shows on its ABC network will no longer be exposed to fast food and…

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Depression and High-Fat Diets

By Dr. Youdeem | Nov 6, 2012 |

Depression and High-Fat Diets. In addition to causing obesity, rich foods can actually cause chemical reactions in the brain that ultimately lead to depression. Researchers observed that mice that received a higher-fat diet showed signs of being anxious by avoiding open areas, as well as signs of depression. International Journal of Obesity, April 2012

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Reduce Indoor Air Pollution

By Dr. Youdeem | Nov 5, 2012 |

Reduce Indoor Air Pollution. Cooking with gas burners on stoves and in ovens can produce unhealthy levels of indoor air pollution. These pollution levels can be higher than those encountered in heavily polluted outdoor air. Simply turn on the range exhaust fan and cook on the back burners to minimize your exposure. Environmental Science &…

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Effects Of Motion

By Dr. Youdeem | Nov 5, 2012 |

Effects Of Motion. Patients with DJD (degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis) participating in conditioning exercises showed significant improvement in endurance, grip strength, and flexibility. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 1984

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Micronutrients and Physical Fitness

By Dr. Youdeem | Oct 30, 2012 |

Micronutrients and Physical Fitness Adolescents’ blood levels of micronutrients are correlated with how well they perform in physical fitness tests. For cardio-respiratory fitness, concentrations of hemoglobin, retinol, and vitamin C in males and beta-carotene and vitamin D in females was positively associated with VO2 max (peak oxygen uptake). Journal of Applied Physiology, Aug 2012

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Alzheimer’s Research

By Dr. Youdeem | Oct 30, 2012 |

Alzheimer’s Research. The global market for Alzheimer’s disease therapeutics could soar to $8 billion once therapies are approved that actually change the course of the disease. The current therapeutic market is valued at $3-4 billion and is shared among drugs that temporarily delay disease progression or address the symptoms but do not alter the underlying…

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Summer Time Blues!

By Dr. Youdeem | Oct 29, 2012 |

Summer Time Blues! Barbequed hot dogs and sausages are common summer time treats, but are they the right choice for your diet? It’s not just the high levels of fat or calories that are cause for concern, most hot dogs, bratwurst, and other sausages are also very high in sodium. The average hot dog contains…

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