Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

July 22, 2017

WHEN You Eat Matters

This research (on mice) reinforces old advice and other human research on the value of eating schemes, such as the “after 8 and before 8” routines. Whether restricted calories will result in weight loss may be tied to whether or not you eat at reasonable times.

This is something I have talked about with patients for thirty years, and Blogged about off and on for the past ten years. Most recently the research on fasting revealed critically important relationships between eating the last meal early and eating the first meal a little later: almost magical improvements in all the numbers that mark the progress from slightly sick to obese and on to metabolic syndrome and the deadly diseases that follow.

It is ironic that doing almost nothing (actually nothing – that is what fasting is) can be so profoundly healthy.

For more information on all of these words, try typing them into the search box on the right – there are probably a dozen or so Posts on each subject:-)

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June 9, 2017

Teens and TV (in the bedroom)-> Obesity

http://neurosciencenews.com/obesity-tv-children-6836/

Think of it as a “risk factor”.

I was talking with a friend not too long ago about raising kids; his came out as near perfect and any parent could hope for. He took very little credit for it, in fact in one case he said that it was an honor even knowing that kid. Mostly, he said, it was about not messing it up.

His trick was to always use just one standard: what is in their best interest.

Not always easy, admittedly, but the consequences for indulging youthful excesses isn’t really that easy either. It is kind of like health: pay for health now, or pay for sickness later. Choose.

September 18, 2016

101 Benefits of Exercise.98

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Research overwhelmingly shows that regular exercise lowers the risk for many diseases, enhances the functioning of virtually every physiological system in the human body and improves psychological well-being.

98. Reduces the level of abdominal obesity – a significant health risk factor.

Exercise won’t address obesity by itself, but if you could only do one thing it would be the best first choice. To learn more about losing weight you can find a series of Posts on the Blog all starting with, ‘If you want to lose weight…’ (You could search that.)

You could also learn more about the Transform30 program by going here (there – the link:-), attending our upcoming event on Wednesday, September 28th at 7 p.m. at the office (8625 Evergreen Way, #210, Everett, WA), or just asking about it when you come into the office next time.

I will be Posting a benefit every day – well, most days – from a list put together by Dr. Dave Phillips, M.D. He is an M.D. from Atlanta, GA who specializes in Sports Medicine. As a former All-American swimmer he knows a few things about exercise. He is also on the JuicePlus+ Health Advisory Board. He is also all over YouTube doing videos on JuicePlus+, exercise, and other health-related topics.

You can be healthier: this is list of ways exercise affects the body; think of them as motivational if you like.

August 2, 2016

101 Benefits of Exercise.80

 

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Research overwhelmingly shows that regular exercise lowers the risk for many diseases, enhances the functioning of virtually every physiological system in the human body and improves psychological well-being.

 

80. Improves your body’s ability to use fat for energy.

I will be Posting a benefit every day – well, most days – from a list put together by Dr. Dave Phillips, M.D. He is an M.D. from Atlanta, GA who specializes in Sports Medicine. As a former All-American swimmer he knows a few things about exercise. He is also on the JuicePlus+ Health Advisory Board. He is also all over YouTube doing videos on JuicePlus+, exercise, and other health-related topics.

You can be healthier: this is list of ways exercise affects the body; think of them as motivational if you like.

June 21, 2016

101 Benefits of Exercise.62

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Research overwhelmingly shows that regular exercise lowers the risk for many diseases, enhances the functioning of virtually every physiological system in the human body and improves psychological well-being.

62. Helps you burn excess calories.

I will be Posting a benefit every day – well, most days – from a list put together by Dr. Dave Phillips, M.D. He is an M.D. from Atlanta, GA who specializes in Sports Medicine. As a former All-American swimmer he knows a few things about exercise. He is also on the JuicePlus+ Health Advisory Board. He is also all over YouTube doing videos on JuicePlus+, exercise, and other health-related topics.

You can be healthier: this is list of ways exercise affects the body; think of them as motivational if you like.

March 2, 2016

101 Benefits of Exercise.23

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Research overwhelmingly shows that regular exercise lowers the risk for many diseases, enhances the functioning of virtually every physiological system in the human body and improves psychological well-being.

23. Protects against “creeping obesity“.

(This might be a good time to think of the “industrial athlete” point of view in the prevention of job-releated injuries.) I have been focused on that here for the past five years: if you are interested search this Blog for related terms.

I will Posting a benefit every day from a list put together by Dr. Dave Phillips, M.D. He is an M.D. from Atlanta, GA who specializes in Sports Medicine. As a former All-American swimmer he knows a few things about exercise. He is also on the JuicePlus+ Health Advisory Board. He is also all over YouTube doing videos on JuicePlus+, exercise, and other health-related topics.

I hope this list of benefits of exercise is of help to you.

February 26, 2016

101 Benefits of Exercise.19

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Research overwhelmingly shows that regular exercise lowers the risk for many diseases, enhances the functioning of virtually every physiological system in the human body and improves psychological well-being.

19. Helps to maintain weight loss – unlike dieting.

(Search “weight loss” (click here, I have already done it for you!) or better yet, the “If-You-Want-To-Lose-Weight?” series of Blog Posts to learn more…)

I will Posting a benefit every day from a list put together by Dr. Dave Phillips, M.D. He is an M.D. from Atlanta, GA who specializes in Sports Medicine. As a former All-American swimmer he knows a few things about exercise. He is also on the JuicePlus+ Health Advisory Board. He is also all over YouTube doing videos on JuicePlus+, exercise, and other health-related topics.

I hope this list of benefits of exercise is of help to you.

February 12, 2016

101 Benefits of Exercise.9

 

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Research overwhelmingly shows that regular exercise lowers the risk for many diseases, enhances the functioning of virtually every physiological system in the human body and improves psychological well-being.

9. Allows you to consume greater quantities of food and still maintain balance.

(This might be a good time to think of the “industrial athlete” point of view in the prevention of job-releated injuries.) I have been focused on that here for the past five years: if you are interested search this Blog for related terms.

I will Posting a benefit every day from a list put together by Dr. Dave Phillips, M.D. He is an M.D. from Atlanta, GA who specializes in Sports Medicine. As a former All-American swimmer he knows a few things about exercise. He is also on the JuicePlus+ Health Advisory Board. He is also all over YouTube doing videos on JuicePlus+, exercise, and other health-related topics.

I hope this list of benefits of exercise is of help to you.

October 20, 2015

File Under: Sad But True

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In spite of all the “warrior” talk, the “Boot Camp” here, “Tactical” whatever there, and a steady stream of gun promotional talk, here’s where the tire meets the road:

Less than 27% of Americans of serving age qualify to be in the military because of…. guess what?

Action becoming Drama becoming Comedy becoming Tragedy. Life in the U.S.A. Let’s vote – maybe that will help!!

September 2, 2015

“Weight May Affect Onset of Alzheimer’s”

And not in a good way (as you might guess).

That was the title to an article in today’s paper. The byline was: “More midlife pounds meant neurological disorder struck earlier.” It went on to report on a research study.

Two other quick quotes:

“Obesity in midlife has long been suspected of increasing the risk of Alzheimer’s.”

And, “Maintaining a healthy BMI at midlife is likely to have long-lasting protective effects.”

My recent Posts sharing the research reported on by Dr. Slosberg in Idaho a couple of weeks ago follow the same line. There are some high points in terms of good news that should be emphasized since most of the research is on the negative side – things are really bad health-wise in this country when it comes to the consequences of poor dietary choices and lack of exercise (or activity in general as it turns out).

Anyway, here are some very simple and effective ways to reverse all of the negative physiology and manage some of the major risk factors for illness.

1. Stop eating sugar.
2. Stop eating so much carbohydrates as a percentage of the daily diet.
3. FAST! (As in, do #1 and #2 ‘fast’ and FAST). The “new” twist from the new research is that simply extending the time between supper and breakfast longer – to up to 16 hours but 12 would be a big improvement for most of us – confers all the amazing benefits of what most people think of when they hear the word fast. What’s really cool is that ALL of the negative physiological changes (the ones that, collectively lead to Metabolic Syndrome – the precursor to all the killer diseases we slowly die of) are reversed with fasting. That is really cool news, it’s new – in a sense – but, actually the Natural Hygienic folks have been saying these exact same things since before Jethro Kloss and Paul Bragg got on the scene.

Something to think about.

Oh, and #4. Just move – do anything you can to be more active – almost anything is better than what we have right now with way too many people.

June 23, 2015

What It’s Like Today On The Health Front In America

Obese Americans now outnumber the merely overweight (Los Angeles Times). Remember when “obesity” achieved the rank of a “disease” – it wasn’t that long ago. The article highlights the depressing numbers and finishes with reference to obesity being a risk factor for the big ticket items that most Americans die of. (Here is one Post on risk factors, but use the search box to find several more…)

The majority of large employers endorse a culture of health ownership, but only 19 percent have achieved it. (OPTUM  6th Annual Wellness in the Workplace Survey) One wonders how “endorse”, “culture”, and “ownership” are defined, but that’s another story.

I think obesity is a big deal (don’t laugh), for a lot of reasons. I have mentioned it a number of times on this Blog over the past 10 years…

Here, (and workplace productivity)

Here, (obesity and choices…)

Here, (Chiropractic care and obesity)

Here, (as it relates to increased risk of back, neck and shoulder pain… it does increase that risk)

Here, (as it relates to the Back Injury Prevention course)

Here, (If you want to loose weight… I did a whole series with that as the Blog Post Title)

Here, (Lifting without weight, is that “weightlifting”)

and…

Here, (Harvard Medical School on Tai Chi)

Tai chi, the perfect exercise, is always a great place to end:-)

March 25, 2015

Dr. Jan Roberto on JuicePlus+ Complete

YouTube video just over 6 minutes if you want Complete details!

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