Leavitt Chiropractic ClinicChiropractor in Bellingham, Washington
The hidden cause of memory failure
My research has revealed that people with healthy blood sugar as they age are more likely to have healthy brain and memory functions.
In fact, studies reveal that about 75% of people with blood sugar concerns are more likely to have brain and memory concerns....
The World Journal of Diabetes also reports that high blood sugar is a risk factor for cognitive dysfunction and has harmful effects on the brain.
Why? One main reason is insulin resistance in the brain. When insulin is deficient in your brain, the result is cerebral dysfunction, inflammation, and oxidative stress.
This report does not say that all people with high blood sugar will have memory issues. It says that they are most likely to. High blood sugar is on the minds of most people now. This is just one more good reason to work towards normalizing yours.
Remember to have regular Chiropractic adjustments. They are good for you. Give a call today if you are in need.
Dr. Rocky Leavittt
Great note today on iodine and breast cancer. I’ve pieced together a report by Dr Sears. I’ve sent this type of note before but it is so important that I wanted to re-write it and send additional information. I know it’s a long note but please take the time and go thru it….
When I was in college, I learned that you need iodine to make thyroid hormones. And that’s pretty much all I was taught about iodine.
Today, that’s still all mainstream doctors know about iodin...
Two great notes today about how bad obesity is getting. We see it all around us. Many of us struggle with it. The sad thing is how young we are now seeing it. Our kids are coming down with what used to be adult disease conditions. Fatty liver is very bad and very common. Now our kids are getting it plus other conditions. Our young Mothers must try harder to keep the junk away from them. The solution is in their hands.
Hea...lth Alert: Obesity Rates Holding, But Still High.
While obesity rates appear to be leveling off in the United States, experts say that rates are still far too high. The data show adult obesity rates exceeded 30% over the last year in 25 states, and rates topped 35% in five states. Overall, forty-six states had an obesity rate above 25%—a sharp contrast to the rates in 2000 when no state topped 25%.
American Heart Association, August 2017
Diet: Removing Sugar from Diet Leads to Less Fatty Liver in Kids.
Fatty liver disease among adolescents has more than doubled over the past twenty years and is strongly linked to an increased risk for type 2 diabetes and other metabolic diseases. In a new study, researchers found that a nine-day diet that cut out fructose—a common form of sugar found in soft drinks, fruits juices, and most processed foods—significantly reversed the buildup of liver fat in children and teens. Lead author Dr. Jean-Marc Schwarz explains, “Our study clearly shows that sugar is turned into fat, which may explain the epidemic of fatty liver in children consuming soda and food with added sugar. And we find that fatty liver is reversed by removing added fructose from our diet.”
Gastroenterology, August 2017
Got a great partial note today on the problems of getting an accurate blood pressure reading. I know that many of you reading this are taking Meds for high blood pressure. The issue is, do you really have high blood pressure? This article with research from Kaiser Permanente and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that sometimes the numbers are off by 50%. Make sure you are not one of them. Read and examine this note carefully. I know it’s lo...
This a reminder that we have a long weekend coming up and we will be gone for four days. We are here today and Friday and then will return Wednesday next week. Please get in now if you think you are even close to needing an adjustment.
Remember, regular adjustments are good for you. Life is better if you feel better....
Thirty years ago today I started here in Bellingham with Dr. Jim Elvig. Many of you have been with me through out all those years and some of you have joined along the way. Thank you so much for your business and your friendship. It has meant a lot to me. I know that a business person's goals are supposed to be how to make the most money. I did not start off with that goal. There are other Chiro's who will gladly take all the money you got. My goal has always been to serve God by helping mankind thru Chiropractic. Thank you for being here in this journey called life.
How Much Drinking Water is too Much?
The question of how much drinking water is needed for good health is a complicated one. In reality, the question should be how much fluid do we need as the Mayo clinic noted:
Although the "8 by 8" rule isn't supported by hard evidence, it remains popular because it's easy to remember. Just keep in mind that the rule should be reframed as: "Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day," because all fluids count toward the daily to...tal. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/water/NU00283
The proper amount of fluid required varies depending upon many factors. The most common are climate, disease conditions including fever or fluid loss, and strenuous work and athletic activity. As nontechnical as this sounds, the body has an excellent feedback system and most experts suggest a total fluid intake around 6-8 glasses and to simply drink when you are thirsty. Drinks with diuretic properties like coffee, tea, and alcohol may increase the need for other fluids.
Giving patients advice to drink 8 glasses of water rather than fluids a day can have harmful effects. Individuals who already consume large amounts of fluids (from fruits, vegetables, etc.) have no need of adding an additional 8 glasses of water. Most people are not aware that drinking excessive water can have serious adverse health effects and in rare cases result in coma and death.
Remember, regular adjustments are good for you. Get in soon if it has been a while for you.