Thursday, December 31, 2009

Get Healthy in 2010

My Goal in 2010 is to help individuals of all ages increase life expectancy and improve their quality of life.

Those who are planning to get fit and healthy in 2010 may be in good company, as 40 per cent of people making new year’s resolutions have listed getting more exercise as one of their goals.

Lets Get Healthy together in 2010

At Delta Spine The doctors are committed to bringing you better health and a better way of life by teaching and practicing the true principles of chiropractic wellness care which doesn’t just include a quick adjustment. Education including lifestyle choices, exercise, and nutrition are an integral part of being healthy and well. Patient seeking treatment at Delta Spine & Sportcare are assured of the best available chiropractic treatment and we back that up with a guarantee.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Stem Cell Research Gets A Boost From Vitamin C

Vitamin C is often recommended to help fight the common cold and heal wounds, but the antioxidant might have another benefit: it appears to help adult cells generate embryonic-like stem cells, new research suggests.

The findings, published online Dec. 24 in the journal Cell Stem Cell, add to previous research that showed how adult cells can be reprogrammed. The problem, researchers explained, is that the process doesn’t work very well.

”The low efficiency of the reprogramming process has hampered progress with this technology and is indicative of how little we understand it. Further, this process is most challenging in human cells,” senior study author Duanqing Pei, of the South China Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences, said in a news release from the journal’s publisher.

The researchers found that vitamin C boosted the process in both human and mouse cells.

“It is also of interest that a vitamin with long-suspected anti-aging effects has such a potent influence on reprogramming, which can be considered a reversal of the aging process at the cellular level. It is likely that our work may stimulate further research in this area as well,” Pei added.

More information

The U.S. National Institutes of Health has more on stem cells.

We at Delta Spine and Sportcare are committed to bringing you better health and a better way of life.

Dale Giessman, DC
350 John Muir Pkwy., Suite 265
Brentwood, CA 94513

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Attention deficit disorder

A growing body of scientific literature is helping parents and doctors better understand the link between fatty acids and behavioral disorders such as ADHD. The ratio between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (such as arachidonic acid) seems especially important. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are omega-3 fatty acids found in flaxseed oil and cold water fish. In the typical Western diet, we tend to consume more omega-6 fatty acids relative to omega-3 fatty acids. The ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids has been shown to influence the development of neurotransmitters and other chemicals that are essential for normal brain function. Increased intake of omega-3 fatty acids has been shown to reduce the tendency toward hyperactivity among children with ADHD (Haag M 2003).

Several studies have examined the role of essential fatty acids in ADHD, with very encouraging results:

A study examined the effects of flaxseed oil and fish oil, which provide varying degrees of omega-3 fatty acids, on adults with ADHD. The patients were given supplements for 12 weeks. Their blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids were tracked throughout the 12 weeks. Researchers found that high-dose fish oil increased omega-3 acids in the blood relative to omega-6 acids. An imbalance between arachidonic acid and omega-3 fatty acids is considered a risk factor for ADHD (Young GS et al 2005).
One study compared 20 children with ADHD who were given a dietary supplement (that included omega-3 fatty acids) to children with ADHD who were given methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, Metadate, Methylin). The dietary supplement was a mix of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, probiotics, amino acids, and phytonutrients. Amazingly, the groups showed almost identical improvement on commonly accepted measures of ADHD (Harding KL et al 2003)
Source: Life Extension Foundation

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Dale Giessman, DC
350 John Muir Pkwy., Suite 265
Brentwood, CA 94513

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

What I am working on

I am working on solving Our countries health care "crisis" by improving the lifestyles of as many people as I can.
I will be bringing you in this blog and some other blogs I create a number of ways on how you can improve your lifestyle.