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/ 3 Reasons to Get More Turmeric

Hi all, Dr. Mike here with your health tip of the week! This article educates us the many benefits turmeric has to offer!
The ancients were on to something. Turmeric—a staple of East Indian curries for centuries—adds more than distinctive color and flavor to dishes: studies continue to show that curcumin, its active ingredient, affects health in several beneficial ways. As researchers continue to investigate its effects, including supplementing with higher amounts than can be eaten in the diet, proactively adding this spice to your regular diet may support your health.

St. Louis Chiropractor/Finding Balance for a Stress-Free Holiday Season

Hi all, Dr. Mike here with your health tip of the week. This is an article everyone will benefit from reading this week!
The stresses surrounding the holidays are as plentiful as the food—whether it’s navigating an airport crammed with other travelers, feeling financially stretched, or staying up too late making preparations. Here are some tips to help you maintain your energy and vitality this holiday season.

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/ 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.


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