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I bet you didn't know this simple way to possibly live longer...

"Is The Secret To Living Longer And Feeling Better Really As Easy As This?

More In This Issue: British Researchers Report - Flu drugs may NOT be worth it for healthy adults... What you should start doing RIGHT NOW and NEVER STOP to possibly add years to your life... and more...

Frankfort, Ky – It looks like there is a simple secret to living longer and feeling better while you do it -  and it’s something just about anyone can do.  At least, that’s what the findings of a new study suggest.

            But before we talk about this simple longevity tactic… you should know about this…

Swine Flu Mania!

            I’m sure you’ve heard… there is something called the swine flu going around.  The scientific name is now H1N1.  And H1N1 is not the only thing “going around.”  A lot of hysteria is traveling with it.

            When they first reported on this flu several months ago, some news programs hyped it up to the point you thought the human race was going to be wiped off the face of the Earth!

            Well, as it turns out… that’s not even close to the reality…

            H1N1, so far, hasn’t been the death sentence the media prophesized.  Most people with H1N1 get flu-like symptoms and are perfectly fine in no time.

            Why is that?

            It’s because most people who contract H1N1 have normal and healthy immune systems.  And when you have a normal and healthy immune system, you can fight off just about anything known to man (or woman).

Just like the “regular” flu… people with compromised immune systems are the ones at risk… and that is why it is important to keep your immune system functioning at its highest genetic potential. 

            This includes:  eating right, exercising, reducing stress and visiting your doctor for routine check-ups.  This includes Chiropractic care to keep your spine working properly and alleviating any unnecessary stress and strain on your system.

            Here’s something you should know about taking anti-viral medications like Tamiflu and Relenza…

            On Saturday, August 22, 2009, Reuters reported that a new study published in the Lancet Infectious Disease suggests treating H1N1 in normal healthy adults may not be worthwhile.

             “Recommending the use of anti-viral drugs for the treatment of people presenting with symptoms is unlikely to be the most appropriate course of action,” wrote Jane Burch of the University of York and colleagues.

            According to the Reuters’ article, the results of this study also support an already existent advisory from the World Health Organization (WHO): “healthy patients who get H1N1 swine flu without suffering complications do not need to be treated with anti-virals.”

            The WHO, however, strongly recommends both drugs for pregnant woman and children under 5 because these two groups are at risk for greater illness.

Take Vitamin D3 instead!

Exercise Has NOTHING To

Do With Losing Weight?

 

            Huh?  If that statement doesn’t make any sense to you… you might find a recent article in TIME Magazine just a little odd.  The article entitled, “Why Exercise Won’t Make You Thin,”  has given many people an excuse to skip their workouts and sit on the couch.        

Many experts strongly disagree… “Exercise is absolutely essential for dropping weight and maintaining weight loss,” says FITNESS advisory board member Michele S. Olson, Ph.D., Professor of Exercise Science at Auburn University Montgomery.  There is a great article on this issue in FITNESS you can find online in the August 19, 2009 issue.

 

            According to Julian Whitaker, M.D., a leading holistic physician, “ensuring that you have an adequate blood level of Vitamin D may be your best protection against all types of influenza.”.  According to Dr. Whitaker, flu season is synonymous with the winter months, when sun exposure is minimal and vitamin D levels are at their lowest.  This is true in all parts of the world.  In the Southern Hemisphere where it’s wintertime now, the flu season is in full swing.  (Incidentally, Austrailia’s swine flu epidemic has been mild, with far fewer deaths than predicted.  Here in North America, its here, so now is the ideal time to beef up on your vitamin D stores.

 

According to a 2009 study, vitamin D also has potential for treating the flu.  Dr. Whitaker recommends taking around 5,000 IU’s daily.  Significantly increase this dosage if you develop flu symptoms.  I personally purchased GNC brand Vitamin D-3 at Rite-Aid.  It comes in 1,000 IU tablets, with 180 per bottle for around $10.00. 

 

A Little Can Go A Long Way…

     Enough about the Swine Flu.  Now would be a good time for a little longevity secret, right?  Well here you go…..

        A new study in the Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise suggests people who stay even moderately fit as they age may live longer than those who do not.

        According to a the new study, “Our findings suggest that sedentary lifestyle, rather than differences in cardiovascular risk factors or age, may explain the 2-fold higher mortality rates in the least-fit.

The researcher  pointed out that nearly two-thirds of the least-fit study participants were not getting the minimum recommended amount of exercise -- at least 30 minutes of moderate activity, like brisk walking, on five or more days a week.

And here’s something of MAJOR importance!!!!

            The study showed a history of exercise was not a factor.  In other words, it doesn’t matter if you used to be in shape.  What matters is RECENT activity.

This helps explain why a professional athlete, who was in phenomenal shape for years, can die young from heart disease.

The study suggests you only get protection from RECENT physical activity. 

            This may be disheartening for many since so many people look at “exercise programs” and “diet,” as temporary things… doing them just long enough to get in the desired shape or lose a certain amount of weight.

            This approach will NOT make you healthy.  What will help make you healthy and possibly live longer is making the commitment to change your lifestyle.  Committing to eating right and exercising FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

            That is exactly what Chiropractors (especially me!) believe and have been teaching for years - - health is the result of what you routinely do now and for the rest of your life. 

            That’s why it is also important to commit to getting and keeping your spine working properly with Chiropractic care.  If you stop exercising, you lose the positive effects.  If you stop brushing your teeth, you lose the positive effect.  And, if you neglect your spine, chances are, you will eventually end up in rough shape again.  Staying healthy and living longer is in YOUR hands.

And don’t forget, if you ever have any questions or concerns about your health talk to us. Contact us with your questions.

 

 


Inspirational Story Of The Month –
(Names And Details Have Been Changed To Protect Privacy.)

From Darkness Comes The Most Beautiful Light…
How Patrick Henry Hughes Will Change Your Life

Click on the video… and here’s what you see…

A young man sits at a piano and plays.  The music filling the air is so beautiful, anyone hearing it knows the young man is a true master. Then, his voice starts in…

“Clair de Lune… it means the light of the moon. 

In the darkness of his eyes and the sweetness of his hands, when Patrick Hughes plays it is the music of possibility… and the sound of promise.”

The camera pans in a little closer and you suddenly realize something very special about Patrick that makes the music even sweeter.

What is it?

Patrick was born without eyes and a painful joint condition that does not allow him to straighten out his limbs.  Patrick was crippled from birth.  Waking is impossible.  But…

Patrick’s Possibilities Are Unlimited…

When his father, Patrick John Hughes, was interviewed, he said he and his wife were devastated when their son was born.  “Why us?  We worked hard and played by all the rules.  We just didn’t understand.”

The Heartbreak Ended INSTANTLY…

Before Patrick was even a year old, his parents sat him down at the piano.  That’s when the magic started. When his mom or dad would hit a note, Patrick would find the exact same note on his first or second try.  If you don’t think that is a gift, blindfold yourself and give it a try.

By the time he was two, he was playing requests like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and You Are My Sunshine.

Patrick’s dad immediately “got it” and knew what the future held.  He said…

“Okay, we’re not going to play baseball…

we’re going to play music together. 

Let’s see how far we can run with this.”

As Patrick grew… his musical ability went through the roof.  He performed in Middle School and High School and became pretty well-known for his unbelievable gift.

Which is why, when he enrolled in Louisville University, the Associate Director of Bands at Louisville, Dr. Greg Gyne, asked Patrick to join the marching band.

Patrick’s response?  “Yeah right!”  How could a blind man in a wheelchair march in the marching band?

Enter Wonder Dad!

Patrick’s father found a way.  He joined the marching band with him!  No, he does not play an instrument.  He goes to every class with Patrick, then every band practice.  And while Patrick plays the trumpet, his father wheels him around with the rest of the marching band!

His father works the graveyard shift at UPS so he can spend the day with his son. 

When asked about his father’s work day, Patrick said, “Poor thing…. He goes to work at about 11 p.m. Monday – Thursday night, gets in about 6 a.m., goes to bed about 6, and sleeps until around 11.”

Patrick’s dad’s response?  “He’s my hero.  I’ve told him before.  What he goes through has taught me that I don’t really have any complaints.  I guess a father couldn’t ask for anything more than the relationship I have with Patrick.”

Patrick:  “God made me blind and unable to walk… big deal.  He gave me the musical gifts.  I have the great opportunity to meet new people.”

If you would like to hear more about this story and see Patrick and his father in action, you can watch them on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qTiYA1WiY8.

It’s the best thing you can do with 10 minutes of your day.

You may have seen them on recent State Farm insurance TV commercials.  They have been running in the past 2 months.  If you see a man pushing someone around on a football field in a wheelchair….that’s them!


Did You Know?...

● The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television were Fred and Wilma Flintstone. ● Coca-Cola was originally green. ● Everyday, more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury. ● The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters. ● Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better. ● City with the most Rolls Royce's per capita: Hong Kong ● State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska ● Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% ● Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38% ● Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33 ● Cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400 ● Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000. ● Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. ● The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910. ● The youngest Pope was 11 years old. ● First novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer. ● The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.


Tip Of The Month - A Simple Way To Increase Your "BRAIN POWER"

Wouldn’t it be nice? Wouldn’t it make life soooo much easier?  Just imagine how much time you could save and how much more money you could make…If you were just a little bit… SMARTER!?!  Unfortunately, there’s nothing you can do about your intelligence.  You were born just so smart… and that’s the way it is.  Right?  Maybe… maybe not.  While you may not be able to change the total amount of intelligence Mother Nature gave you… you can drastically improve the way you use what you’ve got.  Your brain is like a muscle… and performs better with exercise.  And, the more exercise you do… the better the response and performance.  On the contrary, not exercising your brain leads to deterioration. Harmful drug use can also be devastating.  And… Like the lead article in this newsletter revealed about exercise and your health… Recent Activity Is Crucial - You must continue to exercise your body if you want the healthy effects to last.  And, you must continue exercising your brain to be “smarter.” So, how do you do it?  First tip is easy… yet oh so difficult!  Ready for the bombshell?  STOP WATCHING SO MUCH TELEVISION!  What’s the big deal with watching TV?  Well, answer this quick question…How do you feel after watching a couple hours of the boob tube?  Energized or tired and drained… ready to take a nap?  How do your eyes feel?  Sharp and focused or droopy and fuzzy?  This is because television DRAINS your brain instead of working it out and re-charging it.  It’s like you’re a battery and the TV drained the power right out of you.  What’s that?  You need the TV to relax?  Here’s an easy solution… Try Reading A Book… Reading actively engages your brain – so you get the positive effects of “exercising it” to make it more efficient… and… it helps you relax and re-charge your mental capacity. You don’t have to read about Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity to improve your brain power, although that would definitely help!  Just reading an interesting story for 20-30 minutes every night can do wonders, especially one that has a lot of imagination to invoke your imagination.  Everyone who is an avid reader knows the book is always better than the movie.  That’s because YOU conjure up the perfect image for characters and situations when you read the book.  In the movie, a Hollywood producer makes the choice for you and they can NEVER do it as well as you can in your mind. (Read any book by Mario Puzzo.  Mario wrote the Godfather saga and as great as those movies are… they do not even compare to the books. If you are into the Godfather type stuff... read the books and see how much better the characters you create in your mind are than the actors in the movie.) So, grab a book and start reading. If you don’t like it, toss it aside and start another. The good thing about all this is – reading will quickly become a habit.  Just do it for 21 days and you will most likely continue doing it for a long, long time.  Give it a try… you will be smarter and healthier as a result!

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This information is solely advisory, and should not be substituted for medical or chiropractic advice.  Any and all health care concerns, decisions, and actions must be done through the advice and counsel of a healthcare professional who is familiar with your updated medical history.  We  cannot be held responsible for actions you may take without a thorough exam or appropriate referral. If you have any further concerns or questions, please call our office at 875-1127.