"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:

Mental Attitude
Spearmint and Rosemary Extracts Improve Memory. Research on mice suggests that extracts made from special antioxidants found in spearmint and rosemary may improve learning and memory. Using these extracts in cooking could potentially help delay or prevent age-related cognitive decline. 
Saint Louis University Medical Center, November 2013 

Health Alert
Grim Health Picture for Obese Teens. According to a new study, severely obese teens are at an increased risk for many serious health problems including asthma, kidney disease, and sleep disorders. Researchers found that obese teens were four times more likely to have swollen legs with skin ulcers and three times more likely to have severe walking limitations and abnormal kidney function. Obese teens are also more likely to have asthma, diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, and polycystic ovary syndrome (females only). The study's author, Dr. Thomas Inge, adds, "As the number of children with severe obesity continues to increase, it is important for pediatricians to inform families about the short- and long-term health issues linked to this weight gain.” 
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, November 2013

High Protein Breakfast Curbs Appetite. New research presented at The Obesity Society's annual meeting shows that female study participants who ate a high-protein breakfast felt more full throughout the morning and consumed fewer calories at 
lunch than women who ate either a low-protein breakfast or skipped the meal altogether. 
University of Missouri-Columbia, November 2013

Intelligent Training With A Shirt? A fitness shirt will soon be available that can continuously monitor breathing, pulse, and heart stress load. The FitnessSHIRT is more comfortable to wear than a chest belt and can act as a training partner to provide seniors or rehabilitation patients with feedback on their vital signs during exercises and protect them from overexertion. 
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, November 2013

Helpful For Asthma. A study involving 36 patients with moderate asthma revealed that combining chiropractic adjustments with medical management substantially improved the patients' quality of life and decreased the severity of their asthma. The results were still present one year after the study concluded. 
Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics, July 2001 

Lifestyle Changes Reduce Pregnancy Complications. A new report suggests that certain lifestyle changes can decrease the risk of pregnancy complications. These changes include increasing fruit intake, maintaining a healthy weight before and during pregnancy, managing a healthy blood pressure, and avoiding drugs, alcohol, and smoking. 
BMJ, November 2013 

“If you care about something you have to protect it – 
If you’re lucky enough to find a way of life you love, 
you have to find the courage to live it.” 
~ John Irving 

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