Archives for September 2013

Quote of the Week

“Then, without realizing it, you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day; of course, you achieve quite a lot in the course of time. Anyone can do this, it costs nothing and is certainly very helpful. Whoever doesn’t know it must learn and find by experience that a quiet conscience makes one strong.”
—Anne Frank

Ancient Bugs

When they were developed less than a century ago, scientists were surprised at how fast bacteria developed resistance to antibiotic drugs. Recently, researchers discovered antibiotic resistant genes in bacteria recovered from 30,000-year-old permafrost. This shows antibiotic resistance is a natural phenomenon predating the modern clinical antibiotic use.

Nature, Sept 2011

Chiropractic: Happy Patients!

In this study, the average intake pain rating of patients cared for by Doctors of Chiropractic was 6.2 of 10, and the average discharge score was 1.9 of 10. 95% of the patients rated their care as “excellent.” 

Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics, Feb 2011

Exercise: Good Reasons

Exercise reduces your anxiety level, helps control blood pressure in people with hypertension, and protects against “creeping obesity” (the slow, but steady weight gain that occurs as you age). 

Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health, 1996

Wine & Dementia Risk

Moderate wine drinkers are 23% less likely to develop dementia and/or Alzheimer’s disease. Resveratrol, found in fairly high levels in wine, is a naturally occurring antioxidant that decreases the stickiness of blood platelets and helps blood vessels remain open and flexible. It also inhibits enzymes that can stimulate cancer cell growth and suppress immune response.

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

Your Health News Courtesy of Premier Healthcare Placerville, CA