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Keep Your Disks Healthy

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 30, 2013 |

Keep Your Disks Healthy. In normal healthy discs, the nerves (sinuvertebral) only sense pain on the periphery or outer regions of the disc. In grossly degenerated disks, nerves may penetrate into the center (nucleus) of the disk and be more vulnerable to degeneration and/or inflammation. Lancet, 1997

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High Fructose Corn Syrup and Type-2 Diabetes

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 30, 2013 |

High Fructose Corn Syrup and Type-2 Diabetes. Researchers found a 20% higher proportion of the population has diabetes in countries with high use of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), like the United States, compared to countries that do not, like the United Kingdom. The United States has the highest consumption of HFCS at 55 lbs…

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Neuroticism and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 29, 2013 |

Neuroticism and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Many people experience traumatic events (such as the death of a loved one, witnessing violence, or physical assault) but only a small amount develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A decade long study of 1,000 random residents in southeastern Michigan found those who scored higher on a neuroticism scale (chronic anxiety,…

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Walk Much?

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 29, 2013 |

Walk Much? The more moderate physical activity (like brisk walking) you do, the better. Compared to doing nothing at all, seventy five minutes of vigorous walking per week was linked to living an extra 1.8 years. Walking briskly for 450 minutes or more per week was found to provide most people with a 4.5-year longer…

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Food Advertising

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 29, 2013 |

Food Advertising. Childhood obesity has tripled in the past 30 years. Food companies spend $10 billion a year marketing in the United States, and 98% of that is on foods high in fat, sugar, or sodium. Journal of Pediatrics, November 2012

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Essential Oils

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 21, 2013 |

Essential Oils. Essential oils, which form the basis of aromatherapy for stress relief, are reported to have a beneficial effect on heart rate and blood pressure following short-term exposure and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. After 45 minutes of exposure, blood pressure dropped by 2.1 mmHg and heart rate by 2.2 beats per…

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My Degeneration

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 21, 2013 |

My Degeneration. What causes the pain associated with spinal degenerative joint disease (DJD)? 1. The instability caused by disk degeneration. 2. The mechanical compression of nerve by bone, ligament, or the disk. 3. The chemical mediators of inflammation. Spine, 1997

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Memory

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 21, 2013 |

Memory. In this study, adults ages 50-85 years old (both with and without memory issues) looked at pictures of pleasant things. Afterwards, half rode a stationary bicycle for 6 minutes at 70% of their maximum capacity. An hour later, everyone took a surprise recall test on the images they viewed earlier. Outcomes revealed those adults…

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Risks of Obesity!

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 21, 2013 |

Risks of Obesity! Being obese or overweight heightens the risk of diabetes, some cancers, high blood pressure, stroke, coronary heart disease, infertility, some forms of arthritis and respiratory problems. British Medical Journal, December 2012

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Pesticides and Food Allergies

By Dr. Youdeem | Jan 21, 2013 |

Pesticides and Food Allergies. Dichlorophenols are chemical compounds commonly found in pesticides and used for tap water chlorination. A recent study of 10,438 Americans showed 24.4% had dichlorophenols in their urine. Researchers found those with dichlorophenols in their urine were more likely to suffer from food allergies. Further research is needed to determine whether or…

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