Weekly Health Update 
Week of: Monday, June 3rd, 2013 
Courtesy of:
Tony Maghsoudi, D.C.
(630) 961-1888

“I never did anything by accident, nor did any of
my inventions come by accident; they came by work.”
Thomas A. Edison

Health Alert: Heart and Brain Function.
People with the greatest risk for heart disease performed 50% worse on cognitive tests when compared to people with the lowest risk profile. Diabetes, bad cholesterol, and smoking were all negatively linked to poor cognitive scores.
Stroke, May 2013

Diet: Just One Meal.
A single fatty meal can cause the heart to beat harder and increase blood pressure. Researchers analyzed the effects of eating a high-fat fast food meal (42 grams of fat) and eating a meal with no more than 1.3 grams of fat. When subjected to a series of standard stress tests, those who ate the high-fat meal saw their blood pressure go up 1.25 to 1.5 times higher than the those who ate the low-fat meal.
Journal of Nutrition, April 2007

Exercise: Only 1 in 5 Adults…

Only 20% of American adults perform the recommended amount of exercise as outlined in federal guidelines. Adults should get at least two and a half hours each week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (like walking), or one hour and 15 minutes each week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity (like jogging), or a mixture of both. Adults should also engage in muscle strengthening activities, including sit-ups, push-ups, or exercise using resistance bands or weights. All major muscle groups should be involved in these activities and should be done at least two days every week.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, May 2013

Chiropractic: Asthma?
A review of published literature shows that patients with asthma who incorporate chiropractic care into their current asthma treatment plan may experience a decrease in the severity of their symptoms.
Logan College of Chiropractic, December 2012

Wellness/Prevention: Celery and Cancer Cells Mortality.
One way cancer cells thrive is by simply not dying as other cells are pre-programmed to do. Apigenin, a compound found in plant based foods like parsley and celery, has been observed in a laboratory setting to re-educate breast cancer cells to die as scheduled.
Ohio State University, May 2013