Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

January 10, 2018

Diet Wars

https://www.olivetomato.com/flawed-rating-system-for-ranking-of-best-diets-by-us-news-a-mediterranean-diet-without-olive-oil/

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January 5, 2018

More Research on the Mystery of Sleep

http://neurosciencenews.com/falling-asleep-8273/

December 26, 2017

Evidence From Prospective Cohort Studies Does Not Support Current Dietary Fat Guidelines A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Zoë Harcombe; Julien S Baker; Bruce Davies DISCLOSURES Br J Sports Med. 2017;51(24):1743-1749.

Abstract and Introduction

Abstract

Objectives National dietary guidelines were introduced in 1977 and 1983, by the US and UK governments to reduce coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality by reducing dietary fat intake. Our 2016 systematic review examined the epidemiological evidence available to the dietary committees at the time; we found no support for the recommendations to restrict dietary fat. The present investigation extends our work by re-examining the totality of epidemiological evidence currently available relating to dietary fat guidelines.

Methods A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies currently available, which examined the relationship between dietary fat, serum cholesterol and the development of CHD, were undertaken.

Results Across 7 studies, involving 89 801 participants (94% male), there were 2024 deaths from CHD during the mean follow-up of 11.9±5.6 years. The death rate from CHD was 2.25%. Eight data sets were suitable for inclusion in meta-analysis; all excluded participants with previous heart disease. Risk ratios (RRs) from meta-analysis were not statistically significant for CHD deaths and total or saturated fat consumption. The RR from meta-analysis for total fat intake and CHD deaths was 1.04 (95% CI 0.98 to 1.10). The RR from meta-analysis for saturated fat intake and CHD deaths was 1.08 (95% CI 0.94 to 1.25).

Conclusions Epidemiological evidence to date found no significant difference in CHD mortality and total fat or saturated fat intake and thus does not support the present dietary fat guidelines. The evidence per se lacks generalisability for population-wide guidelines.

Introduction

US public health dietary advice was announced by the Select Committee on Nutrition and Human needs in 1977[1] and was followed by UK public health dietary advice issued by the National Advisory Committee on Nutritional Education in 1983.[2]Dietary recommendations in both cases focused on reducing dietary fat intake; specifically to (1) reduce overall fat consumption to 30% of total energy intake and (2) reduce saturated fat consumption to 10% of total energy intake.

The recommendations were intended to address mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD). In 2015, we published a systematic review and meta-analysis,[3] which reported that evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs), available to the dietary guideline committees, did not support the introduced dietary fat recommendations. In 2016, we published a systematic review and meta-analysis,[4] which reported that RCT evidence currently available does not support the introduced dietary guidelines. In 2016, we published a systematic review,[5] which reported that epidemiological evidence, available to the dietary guideline committees, did not support the introduced dietary fat recommendations. The aim of these systematic reviews has been twofold: to examine the epidemiological and RCT evidence base for the dietary fat guidelines to assess if they were justified at the time of their introduction and to review if the evidence currently available supports the extant recommendations. This systematic review and meta-analysis completes this work by examining the totality of epidemiological evidence currently available.

December 24, 2017

Multiple Independent Threshold Units

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You probably don’t want to read the review of the Study, but…Things have changed… Again.

“Using new types of experiments on neuronal cultures, a group of scientists, led by Prof. Ido Kanter, of the Department of Physics at Bar-Ilan University, has demonstrated that this century-old assumption regarding brain activity is mistaken.”

December 20, 2017

Sometimes Opposites Are Not Attractive

research worth reading…

November 14, 2017

The Yin & Yang of Brain Health

Yesterday I shared a Post on recent research showing what increases brain size (or prevents it’s age-related deterioration). That is the Yang.

Here is research about the invaluable importance of sleep!

October 14, 2017

The Godfather of Fitness

I was just looking for a Jack LaLanne quote, which I found at Wikipedia, of course.

Reading the story on Jack LaLanne (a Chiropractic Doctor, by the way), I am just struck by what an amazing example he was. I remember as a child in the 60’s doing the floor exercises with my mother… In the 70’s his name and story were there as I read the works of Paul Bragg. In the 80′ his name always came up in the bodybuilding, muscle and fitness magazines that I read. I think it was the 90’s that he was famous as the juicing celebrity – not to mention the feats of strength that he would perform as he celebrated each decade of life – stunts that no one attempts to duplicate (that I know of).

He was something.

Oh, and the quote that I was looking for? It is the last sentence of this longer quote of his:

“Dying is easy. Living is a pain in the butt. It’s like an athletic event. You’ve got to train for it. You’ve got to eat right. You’ve got to exercise. Your health account, your bank account, they’re the same thing. The more you put in, the more you can take out. Exercise is king and nutrition is queen: together, you have a kingdom.”

June 30, 2017

The “Mediterranean Diet” – When Details Are Important

Keep it simple: but be clear.

What is “The Mediterranean Diet?”

Does it matter how you define it?

I like this woman’s answer: it is specific (and it is a specific pattern).

She raises an important point that should not go without saying. Namely, that two out of the five Blue Zones are from countries that comprised the original researched sources of the “Mediterranean Diet”, Greece and Italy. There is a connection. Interestingly, the original research was specific as to time period: the diet of the folks (predominately poor) during the 1960’s in certain countries, bordering the Mediterranean.

Details matter until you get the context and understand the pattern, then they don’t matter so much.

If you fail to understand, you become gullible for all kinds of silliness that will be peddled in the name of health. This applies to all kinds of things, btw.

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.

June 6, 2017

Hearing What Isn’t Said

 

Yesterday a new patient with a fairly typical bad low back story, told me that he wasn’t much for going to doctors. His current episode of back pain was just about over – the pain was worse when he made the appointment – and he is getting good physical therapy (they recommended he come here).

He had already told me about his lifestyle, which is good: diet conscious – with a full garden, fit, and active – a thoughtful guy. I suggested that there is another way to think of doctoring when it comes to chiropractic: more like exercise, something that he would never think of starting and then not continuing in the sense that he might not want to continue “going to doctors.”

It was an attempt on my part. Today my first phone message was him saying that he has had a change of heart, and cancelling his next appointment.

It occurs to me that he heard something that I did not say, namely that, like exercise, he would need to come in for chiropractic care often (like exercise). He missed the point, failed to stay in the conversation long enough to get clarification, and may end up missing out on the benefits of chiropractic care.

After that message my first patient arrived. A guy who started his care here 7 weeks ago and has no symptoms at all now – hasn’t for weeks. He has been shown and is compliant with doing the things that will help him hold his adjustments (keep the joints that I adjust moving properly). He was shown how to properly bend and lift (knee rule, neutral spine, and hip hinge) and how to get up and down off the ground safely (knee rule) – something that he needed. And he as been given the exercises he needs to work on spinal stabilization (core strength) if he wants to.

He now goes two weeks between visits, and soon will be going a month between visits. It is possible that someday he will go three months between visits, enjoying little to no symptoms, and fully confident that every day he is using his back properly and maintaining his health. He is using chiropractic like exercise: regularly, and for the right reasons.

 

June 1, 2017

Don’t Take My Word For It

Dr. David Katz:

A board-certified specialist in Preventive Medicine.

A clinical instructor at the Yale School of Medicine.

Published on Feb 5, 2014

Fetal Exposures: New Methods, New News

http://neurosciencenews.com/autism-teeth-metal-6813/

 

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