Saturday, January 29, 2011

New Study Finding Increased Risk of Breast Cancer with Early Hormome Replacement

A study of more than a million postmenopausal women, found that women who never took hormone replacement therapy, had the lowest risk of breast cancer, followed by women who started hormone replacement 5+ years after menopause began, and the group with the largest risk were those who took the hormone replacements before-5yrs. into menopause. Published in National Cancer Institute Journal.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Medicare finds Great chiropractic results

A great current chiropractic study from medicare found that:

"from April 2005 to March 2007 found that
with (chiropractic) care was high, with 87%
reporting levels of 8 or higher on a 10-point
scale and 56% indicating a perfect score of 10.
Sixty percent of respondents indicated that
they received “moderate” or “complete” relief
from chiropractic treatments compared to 11%
from treatments by other health professionals”
“Satisfaction(Stason et al., 2010, p. 7).

One of my favorites from Pollan

Everyone should check out, if they have time. Lifecycle of the steak on the table.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Active Lifestyle = Lower Risk of Cancer Mortality

This may seem like a no-brainer, but this was a nice study of over 2,500 men that found and average of 30min a day had significantly less cancer deaths then the men who did not get exercise.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Stay away from that Screen

If you thought the studies on television watching that said time in front of the screen was harmful, the studies about teens and gaming are even more alarming. Actually they are depressing.

Two studies recently published with samples of 3,000 and 1,000 teens both found that teens gaming and using the Internet heavily are much more likely to become depressed.

"Those who used the Internet excessively were more than twice as likely as the others to be depressed nine months later."

So, with that, off I go.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

You Are What Your Food Eats!

Many people don't think about how important it is to know what your food eats. If you're going to eat meat, make sure you know what it ate (this applies to plants too, but not as much). For example farm raised tilapia has as many omega-6 fatty acids (the kind that leads to cardiovascular and inflammatory problems) as a doughnut or bacon!

You would think that fish would be healthier than a doughnut (and in some aspects it still is), however the way the fish are fed the fish actually contains more unhealthy fat than a donut.

"All other nutritional content aside, the inflammatory potential of hamburger and pork bacon is lower than the average serving of farmed tilapia."

So the ratio is the most important factor. Omega 6:3 should ideally be 1:1. This is pretty tough to do. Most Americans diet average 20:1.
Here are some common Meats and comparisons for your info
Natural or Grass Fed
Ratio 6:3
Grain Fed
Ratio 6:3


Chicken Breast

Chicken McNuggets

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Good Running Form Video

This is a pretty good video for the basics. Don't turn up your volume, there is no sound:

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Prevention of Tibial Stress Fractures

For my runners out there, this article contains two studies, both which need some follow up studies, but as of now the keys are: strengthen calfs, and shorten your stride 10%. Heel strike is not the answer both for this condition and sooooo many others.

Is exercise good for everything? Yep, even Osteoarthritis.

An article that reviewed many studies published on the topic of Osteoarthritis stated that:

"In conclusion, literature shows clear improvement of OA symptoms in patients undertaking exercise programs.When it comes to exercise programs, both low- and high-resistance training with or without weight bearing has been shown to have beneficial effects."

So this brings up the question does running/lifting/working hard cause osteoarthritis (as most professionals agree)? Or could the cause possibly be the last topic of excess inflammation?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Want less Inflammation? Eat This!

News continues to pour out about how to decrease inflammation. Some inflammation is required to heal. However increased amounts can create severe problems. Not only is inflammation is a key ingredient to pain, but it is also a huge player in systemic issues such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, coronary heart disease, cancer, lupus, asthma, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis and dementia.
In order to help control your levels of inflammation eating right is key. So what is right (as far as inflammation goes)?
Great Guide:

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Forks over Knives movie comming out soon!

Breast Cancer and the Sun

Good article posted relaying the information of the importance of Vit. D, Calcium, and the sun for women. Remember you need ~15min of sunlight to make Vit. D useful for your body. More than 1 study in this article but its a nice summary.

Happy New Year

My New Years resolution is to start a blog with healthy news that's quick and easy to read. None of the articles are designed to treat or cure anything. Just knowledge of health information at this time. I hope you enjoy the blog and please email me if you have any requests. Have a happy and healthy 2011.

Here is a great video CBS put out there for easy tips to make 2011 super healthy!;cbsnewsMainColumnArea.2