St. Louis Chiropractor/Large Trial Shows Probiotics May Help Prevent Colds

Hi all, Dr. Mike here with your health tip of the week! Here is another great trial that tells how wonderful probiotics are for your immune system! A large, placebo-controlled trial has found that Bifidobacterium bifidum, a type of probiotic bacteria, helps to reduce the incidence of colds or the flu in college students. Published in the British Journal of Nutrition, the study involved 581 students; each received a placebo, or a probiotic supplement containing one of three probiotic strains (Lactobacillus helveticus, Bifidobacterium longum ssp. infantis, or Bifidobacterium bifidum), daily for six weeks.

St. Louis Chiropractor/ Don’t Have Time to Exercise? Try a Super-Short Workout

Hi all, Dr. Mike here with your health tip of the week! This is a great article especially for those who feel they don’t have time to exercise.
If you find it difficult to fit a long workout into your schedule, then here’s some good news: According to an article on the New York Times Well Blog, researchers continue to find that even very short durations of high-intensity exercise can provide significant health benefits. How short exactly? Shockingly short.

St. Louis Chiropractor/Dietary Flavonoids May Provide Some Protection Against Air Pollution

Hi all, Dr. Mike here with your health tip of the week! This article is a great reminder of how much food impacts our body. A new study from researchers at Harvard and the University of Minnesota has found that dietary flavonoids, such as those found in wine, chocolate, fruits, and vegetables, may protect the heart against the damaging effects of air pollution.

St. Louis Chiropractor/Beautiful, Bountiful Berries

Hi all, Dr. Mike here with your health tip of the week. This great article educates us on how we can enjoy our seasonal fruits all year round!

Savor one of summer’s sublime pleasures all year long with a dash of forethought and a pinch of preparation. Just a few simple steps will preserve some of this season’s jeweled treats to brighten your wintertime meals.

St. Louis Chiropractor/Vitamin D May Decrease Fracture Risk During Menopause

Hi all. Dr. Mike here with your health tip of the week. The end of summer means less sun and less sun means less vitamin D. This is the time of year to consider supplementing. This article tells of one of the reasons vitamin D is important. Contact me with any questions!
At a recent meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, scientists presented findings showing that women with higher vitamin D levels have significantly less risk of non-traumatic bone fracture during menopause. To study the relationship between vitamin D, menopause, and fracture, researchers examined data from 1,620 women with a mean age of 48.5. They also looked to see which women suffered non-traumatic fractures (fractures from falling from standing height or less) around nine years after the original data was collected. Here’s what they discovered:

St. Louis Chiropractor/ Alzheimer’s on the Rise: What You Can Do

Hi all, Dr. Mike here with your health tip of the week. This article tells of how living a healthy lifestyle now will help you have a vibrant future. Alzheimer’s disease appears to be a leading cause of death in the US, just behind heart disease and cancer, according to a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Neurology. The study, conducted at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center, found that Alzheimer’s disease is underreported as a cause of death. Of the more than 2,500 seniors followed in the study, almost a quarter developed the disease, and it was the cause of death in about 400 people.

St. Louis Chiropractor/ Alzheimer’s on the Rise: What You Can Do

Hi all, Dr. Mike here with your health tip of the week. This article tells of how living a healthy lifestyle now will help you have a vibrant future. Alzheimer’s disease appears to be a leading cause of death in the US, just behind heart disease and cancer, according to a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Neurology. The study, conducted at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center, found that Alzheimer’s disease is underreported as a cause of death. Of the more than 2,500 seniors followed in the study, almost a quarter developed the disease, and it was the cause of death in about 400 people.

St. Louis Chiropractor/ Cardiovascular Protection for Stressed Men

Hi all, Dr. Mike here. Here is a great example of why it’s so important to manage your stress!
Stress is well known to play a role in heart disease. Blood vessels are specially designed to respond to the ever-changing blood flow needs in different parts of the body. Healthy blood vessels are elastic, flexible, and strong, but many people unknowingly have low-level chronic inflammation in their blood vessel walls, causing the walls to become thicker and less flexible, and increasing heart attack risk.

St. Louis Chiropractor/Exercise to Give Your Brain a Boost

Hi all, Dr. Mike here with your health tip of the week.  This article tells of one of lesser known reasons proper exercises are so important. We all need to exercise regularly for optimum health, but physical activity may be particularly beneficial for a woman’s brain function as she ages.


St. Louis Chiropractor/ Radio Show

Hi all! Sunday’s radio interview went great! Don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to listen. Simply Click Here to listen to the always entertaining Empowerment Network crew and Dr. Mike inform us of the many dimensions of stress and how it affects our health. As always, make sure to contact us if you have any questions!