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Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Care… it works

According to Dr. George Bakris M.D. the director of the University of Chicago Hypertension Center “Not only does chiropractic work, we saw no side effects and no problems”. He was referring a study from 2007 in the Journal of Human Hypertension. According to this 8 week, 50 patient study with early stage high blood pressure, Chiropractic adjustments were more effective in lowering blood pressure then two medication combined. 25 patients were specifically adjusted which caused their blood pressure to be significantly lower compared to the 25 patients who received “sham” adjustments. X-rays on the 25 patients who had the true adjustments showed that the procedure realigned the Atlas Vertebra. This is the circular shaped bone at the top of the spine. One average the these patients saw a drop in systolic blood pressure of 14mm Hg and an average drop in diastolic blood pressure of 8mm Hg. Out of the 50 patients, none took blood pressure medication during the study.

Dr. Bakris was quoted saying that “When the statistician brought me the data, I actually didn’t believe it. It was way to good to be true.” His statistician said, “I didn’t believe

Some Causes of High Blood Pressure

Obesity also causes high blood pressure. Obesity is a growing problem in our western world. Excess fat squeezes the major blood vessels in the body which in turn causes hypertension.

Smoking contributes to hypertension. So, we should think of getting rid of our nicotine habit, if we have one. With every puff of smoke you take, your blood turns a little less red and a little blue, depriving your brain of the energy it needs to function properly.

Excessive and persistent alcohol intake can lead to higher blood pressure. Excessive drinking is defined by the medical literature as two or more drinks a day.

A sedentary lifestyle may be increasingly imposed on us by modern life’s demands and the wired world. We certainly sit a lot more than our ancestors did. And this is increasing our blood pressure and obesity rates at an alarming rate every year.

Insufficient or poor quality sleep can also contribute to high blood pressure. Sleeping in long enough to feel rested is not a luxury. It is an opportunity for the brain to rejuvenate itself and for the proper blood supply to reach our brains.

Persistent loneliness, high

Benefits Oatmeal

Oatmeal Alternatives

If you just can’t get yourself to consume oatmeal in one form or another, here’s a few other foods that are rich in soluble fiber.

– Lentils

– Apples

– Oranges

– Pears

– Strawberries

– Nuts

– Flaxseed

– Beans

– Blueberries

– Cucumbers

– Carrots

Types of Oatmeal

Yes there are different types of oatmeal. All of them have the same original material which is oats of course. It’s the way that they are processed and prepared that varies.

The healthiest is Steel Cut Oats. These are more expensive and harder to find. They are oats that are chopped into small pieces. They are chewier, which some people prefer. Steel Cut Oats have the lowest glycemic index of all the types.

Old fashioned oats are probably the most common. They are oats that are rolled into flattened pieces. They are a little quicker to cook than Steel Cut Oats.

Quick cooking oats are almost the same as old fashioned oats but they are pressed into thinner pieces to make cooking faster.

Instant oatmeal is not as