"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
- Thomas Edison

Weekly Health Update: Monday, March 26th, 2012

Mental Attitude
Standby Mode? When the metabolic energy supply to brain cells is low (such as in comatose patients, in babies with serious neurodevelopmental disorders, and for a short period in some babies born prematurely) the brain enters a state called “burst suppression.” Researchers believe burst suppression is a type of intermittent standby mode, where cells remain inactive until metabolic energy levels increase enough to resume normal brain activity.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Feb 2012

Health Alert
Stomach This? The bacterium Helicobacter pylori is found in the stomachs of half the world's population. Although persistent infection with H. pylori increases an individual's risk of developing stomach cancer, it also decreases the risk of developing asthma. Researchers found that H. pylori modulated immune cells known as dendritic cells such that they did not activate an aggressive immune response but instead activated what is known as a tolerogenic immune response, which ultimately protects against allergic asthma. Journal Of Clinical Investigation, Feb 2012

Weight On The Brain? One-third of US adults are obese. A big part of the environment that encourages weight gain is the availability and consumption of calorie dense, high-fat foods. In particular, what we eat can alter the brain regions that regulate body weight. Leptin is a key hormone secreted from fat tissue and its main function is to inhibit appetite. Eating a high-fat diet reduces the actions of leptin in the brain. This miscommunication can lead to increased food intake and weight gain. Evolutionary speaking, we are designed to want to eat foods high in fat and gain weight because it made it easier to survive times when food was scarce. That is no longer a real concern since food is always available, but we still have a biological desire to eat calorie dense foods. 
Cell Metabolism, Feb 2012

Good Reasons. Exercise helps you maintain proper muscle balance, reduces the rate and severity of medical complications associated with hypertension, and helps to alleviate certain menstrual symptoms.
Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health, 1996

Growing. In 1970, there were an estimated 13,000 chiropractors in the United States. In 1990, the number swelled to approx. 40,000. As of 2012, there are nearly 58,000 licensed chiropractors in the United States.
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, 1997 & MPA Media, 2012

Fish Oil. Omega-3 fatty acids help adolescents and young adults (ages 12-25) who are at elevated risk for severe psychiatric disorders to function better in school, work and other social environments.
National Institute of Mental Health, Feb 2012

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it to do doesn't mean it's useless.”
~ Thomas A. Edison

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