Monthly Archives: April 2009
In 1917, there was a flu epidemic across the nation and the world. In the midst of the tragedy, the benefits of chiropractic were undeniable! Take a look at these statistics.
Davenport, Iowa (home of Palmer College of Chiropractic)
MD: 4,953 cases, 274 deaths
DC: 1,635 cases, 1 death
Rest of Iowa
MD: 93,590 cases, 6,116 deaths – 1 patient out of every 15
DC: 4,735 cases, 6 deaths – 1 patient out of every 789
Similar numbers were reported in Oklahoma, New York and even France.
Why, you might ask, does chiropractic have anything to do with the flu? Chiropractic’s health benefits are much greater than the relief of back or neck pain, it is whole-body health care. It emphasizes the relationship between the spine and the nervous system, and how that relationship affects function and health. Spinal misalignments (known as vertebral subluxations) can interfere with the transmission of information from the brain, over the spinal cord and/or nerve roots to any and all systems of the body. The resulting altered information produces altered function and lowered resistance.
If you want to read more, check out the rest of the article. http://www.danmurphydc.com/Rhodes_Flu.pdf
Let me be very clear…there is a HUGE difference. HFCS is dangerous to your health and should be avoided.
Sucrose or sugar is made up of 50% glucose & 50% fructose. HFCS is only made up of fructose. The fructose can only be metabolized in the liver. Glucose, on the other hand, is metabolized in every cell in the body including the brain which accounts for 25% of the glucose metabolism of the entire body.
Mice given a diet of fructose only showed livers plugged with fat, cirrhosis of the liver, male rats did not reach adulthood, anemia, high cholesterol, enlarged heart and delayed testicular development. In the same study, the mice that were given glucose only diets were unaffected.
Other problems with HFCS is the that most corn in the US is genetically modifed and has high levels of pesticide. Recently, there has evidence that HFCS contains high levels of mercury due to the processing.
Please do not go running for the artificial sweetners, they are even more dangerous. While sugar is not a health food, your body does know how to metabolize it. Use it in moderation along with lots of good proteins and veggies and your health should not suffer.