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The purpose of our office is to help as many people as possible to achieve health naturally, and to educate them about chiropractic so they may educate others.

Health Report Jan 12, 2012

Why cleanse you may ask? We need to cleanse our bodies because we weren’t designed to handle the amount of toxins in the world today. We need to do a little bit more cleaning than nature is already doing for our bodies. It is no wonder that our body has so much of this needless waste considering what we put in it: Processed Foods, Saturated and Trans Fats, Artificial Sweeteners, and other artificial products that the body simply doesn't know what to do with. Too much of this garbage can have many negative side effects on your health and it is important to help the body to rid itself of this junk. Detoxification will not only make you healthier, it will also lead to increases in energy levels, make you more able to get rid of bad habits, cleanse the body of harmful toxins, and promote weight loss through the increased energy levels and smoother, stronger metabolism rate that will accompany it. Truly, a detoxification diet essentially enables a person and their body a fresh, new start. It will also help your body hold your adjustments better when it is healthier. We will be doing an office cleanse in the coming weeks. If you are in need of some support on your quest to better health, we are here for you.

“To wish to be well is a part of becoming well.” Seneca quotes

-- For your health, Dr Moss, Angi, Wendy, Rachael

Soft Drink Consumption Linked to an Increase in Esophageal Cancer

Soda drinkers may be at a heightened risk of developing esophageal cancer, according to new research presented at Digestive Disease Week, the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.
Researchers at Tata Memorial Hospital in India discovered a strong correlation between the increased consumption of carbonated soft drinks and the subsequent increased rates of esophageal cancer in the United States.
Researchers assessed data available from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and found per capita carbonated soft drink consumption increased from 10.8 gallons in 1946 to 49.2 gallons in 2000 - more than a 450% increase.
During that same time, incidence rates of esophageal cancer increased by more than 570% amongst American white males. Researchers noted incidence rates are continuing to increase.
Researchers found published data that provided a strong biological basis to explain the increased dose and duration of esophageal cancer exposure to acid: soft drink consumption triggers acid reflux.

Source:Science Blog, Science News Stories, www.scienceblog.com, May 17, 2004

Health Report Jan 6th, 2012

Happy New year to everyone. We hope that everyone had a happy and safe holiday. We want to thank everyone for the lovely holiday greetings. Each and every one warmed our hearts this Christmas season.

Having trouble kicking off your weight loss? Straying from your healthier habits lately? Feeling sluggish or out of sync? Having skin problems, aches and pains, or digestive problems? It might be time for a body detox. The body processes toxins through the kidneys, liver, urine, feces, breath and sweat. Cleaning your body from the inside out. It’s an odd concept, isn't it? Well, not really, if you think about how much of our insides we clean on a daily basis:
*Mouths (talk to any dentist and they’ll tell you it should be at least 3 times)
*Noses (kids love to pick ‘em but socialization has put Kleenex in our hands)
*Eyes (nasty, crusty sleep in the morning, gunk throughout the day)
*Belly button (fuzz, dirt, grime…all accumulate if not washed regularly)
And these are only the parts we have access to! Our excretory system cleans our bodies every second of every day. Practiced for centuries by many cultures around the world, detoxification is about resting, cleaning and nourishing the body from the inside out. By removing and eliminating toxins, then feeding your body with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to maintain optimum health. If you are interested in doing a body cleanse or have any questions about it let us know at your next appointment. We want to help as many people as possible to be as healthy as they can be.

We would like to thank everyone who donated to our coat drive. It was a BIG success. We collected over 12 different sized coats as well as lots of scarfs, hats and gloves. We also received a few extra items; sweaters, jeans, and socks. We look forward to doing it again next year!

We will be having a home healthcare class on Tuesday January 10 at 6:30pm. We will be talking about trigger points and how they affect your life. We will also be showing you how you can treat them at home with a little help from a friend or family member. Please plan to bring a guest that can work on you from time to time. We know that many people are interested in joining the class, and seats are limited. So, please let us know if you are interested in joining us. It is here at the office and we will be providing dinner so that you have one less thing to worry about. We will save you a seat!

-- For your health, Dr Moss, Angi, Wendy, Rachael


Up to now, surgery to correct obesity has been considered relatively safe, but recent studies have shed the light on the real risks.
A university of Washington surgeon studied 16,155 Medicare patients who underwent obesity surgery between 1997 and 2002 to analyze the risks. He found that among patients 35 to 44, more than 5% of men and almost 3% of women died within a year of the surgery. As the patient's age increases, so do the risks, going up gradually until the patient becomes a senior citizen. When the patients get to the range of 65 to 74, the death rate in the first year becomes almost 13% of men and 6% of women. In patients 75 and older, half of the men and 40% of the women died in the first year following the surgery.
The long-documented complications for obesity surgery include malnutrition, infection, bowel problems and gallbladder problems, any of which can lead to death. Any surgery can itself be a deadly shock to the system, as well as adverse reactions to the anesthesia and other drugs used.
Another studay, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at the hospitalization of obesity surgery patients. It found 8% of obesity surgery patients were hospitalized prior to the surgery, mostly for complications of obesity. However, in the year after the surgery, more than 20% were hospitalized for complications related to the surgery itself.
The American Society for Bariatrics Surgery (referring to surgery for the purpose of inducing weight loss) says that this year more than 150,000 obesity surgeries will be performed, up from almost 13,000 performed in 1998.

Original Source: http://www.freelancestar.com/
Updated source: http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/early/2011/06/07/jama.2011.817.full

Health Report November 28th, 2011

It's that time of year again - New Year's Resolutions! Is one of your resolutions to stop smoking or do you know someone who wants to? Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have been shown to be unusually successful in helping smokers quit by being a nicotine-delivery device. A new study from Italy found that after 24 weeks half of all smokers using the electronic cigarettes reduced their consumption of cigarettes by 50 percent. A quarter gave up smoking altogether. While there is some debate as to the level of nicotine emitted from an e-cigarette, if the provide a safe alternative, or even what byproducts these devices contain, many people have found the tool to be helpful. However, the healthiest choice is to not smoke at all. Dr Moss has had wonderful success with patients who have the desire to quit. If you or anyone you know needs a helping hand, let us know! Our purpose is the help as many people as possible in their quest for health. You can be a springboard to that purpose.

Speaking of helping as many people as we can, starting December 1st, we are participating in a winter coat drive. We will be accepting coats, hats, gloves and/or boots for all ages and sizes. If you have items that have been sitting in the back of your closet that you don't know what to do with it, bring them here. We will be collecting until December 23rd. If any of the items you are bringing in are used, please make sure that they are clean and functional.

-- For your health,
Dr Moss, Angi, Wendy & Rachael


Four years after the New York state’s Clean Indoor Air Act was put into effect comes information that New Yorkers are having fewer heart attacks. The Act took effect in July 2003.
A study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health conducted by the state’s Department of Health found 3,813 fewer hospital admissions for heart attacks in the year 2004 alone. This is an 8 percent decline in what would be expected without the New York comprehensive indoor smoking ban. These fewer admissions translate into a direct healthcare cost savings of about $56 million.
Nationally, secondhand smoke kills an estimated 35,000 non-smokers from coronary heart disease every year. Laboratory research has shown that tobacco smoke from the burning end of a cigarette or exhaled from a smoker’s lungs can induce cardiovascular changes in nonsmokers.
Even modest exposures to secondhand smoke have been shown to have adverse impacts on non-smokers. According to a 2006 Surgeon General’s report, there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.
“The dramatic decline in heart attacks shows that New York’s law is working to reduce the health consequences of exposure to toxins in secondhand smoke,” said state Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D. “While previous studies have shown that non-smokers’ exposure to secondhand smoke was dramatically reduced following the implementation of the state Clean Indoor Air Act, this study goes further by showing a direct correlation with improved health.”
The study notes that the clinical implications of these results are most relevant for patients with existing cardiac conditions. While secondhand smoke can be harmful to everyone, cardiac patients must be extremely careful to avoid exposure to secondhand smoke.
Physicians with cardiac patients who smoke should advise them to quit, and those who do not smoke should be advised to avoid any exposure to secondhand smoke. “The risk of death from coronary heart disease increases by up to 30 percent among people regularly exposed to secondhand smoke at home or work,” said Paul Hartman, Senior Director of Advocacy for the American Heart Association. “Thousands of New Yorkers are clearly benefiting from the Clean Indoor Air Act, which removed this risk factor from worksites across the state. We commend New York’s lawmakers for taking this bold step forward to protect the health of workers across New York. Clearly, the Clean Indoor Air Act is helping New Yorkers live longer, healthier lives.”

Source: New York Department of Health. September 2007.


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