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Health Tip Of The Week...

According to a recent report through Reuters News Service:
"Rates of prescription drug abuse worldwide are higher than those for the use of cocaine, ecstasy and heroin, combined, according to a new report by the United Nations' International Narcotics Control Boards (INCB)."
Yes, there is a world wide drug problem and it isn't just in back streets and alley ways...it often starts at the prescription pad.

Ten Ways to Wellness - Part 5 of 5

Over the past few weeks, 9 suggestions have been made to help you help yourself to be as healthy as possible.  The series concludes this week with the final suggestion of the Top 10 Ways to Wellness.  Here is suggestion #10:
#10 Spend time in Nature
It is important to step out of our daily routine and reconnect with nature.  We are not separate from this planet.  In fact, our lives depend on it!  Connecting with nature by camping, hiking, going to the beach, or to a park can help remind us that keeping our environment clean and our planet healthy is just as important as keeping ourselves healthy.
If we see ourselves as cells that make up the body of society then, just as with your own body, the more healthy cells you have, the more likely you are to be healthy.  So do yourself and the planet a favor…let's all work together to insure as many healthy cells here in our community, in our state and in our country as possible in order to create a better future for all of us.
Here's a bonus tip:  A recent international study demonstrated that a long-term weight loss plan featuring the reduction of calories and processed foods with an increase in vegetables can reduce blood pressure and reverse atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).  The importance of this study is the recognition of the link between atherosclerosis and blood pressure as direct links and risk factors for stroke and heart attacks.  There are foods that can reverse the process.

The Bottom Line…The Bottom Line…The Bottom Line…

Mediterranean and low-carbohydrate diets were the most effective for inducing weight loss. More favorable effects on lipids were obtained with the low-carbohydrate diet, while glycemic control (fasting glucose levels) among the study`s diabetics improved with the Mediterranean diet. The weight loss itself is what brought about the changes in blood pressure and plaque in the arteries.  So, eat right, think well and make sure your nervous system is as healthy as possible.

This issue of the HealthTip of the Week is brought to you as a public service by…
Gossett Chiropractic Arts

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