Family Wellness First
The E-newsletter for Parents to Make Informed Health Care Choices
Stress, Health and Chiropractic
Additional Assorted Research
A Radio Show on Chiropractic Hosted by the the Holistic Pediatric Association
The Newest Pathways
Chiropractors have been saying that the stresses we are subjected to directly affect our nervous system and therefore our health and well-being. This study from Australia identifies the relationship between stress, our nerve system immune system and sickness. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-12/ra-sre112905.php
Although they conclude with a solution of developing a drug for immune system function, Doctors of Chiropractic conclude that since there is such an interconnected communication between the nerve and immune system, reducing nerve system stress with chiropractic is a safer way to enhance immune system function. Read the literature on the effects of chiropractic care on immune system function here: http://www.icpa4kids.org/research/chiropractic/immune.htm
Chiropractors have also always recognized that physical, emotional and chemical stress affects the spine and nerve system. Here is an interesting study demonstrating the relationship between stress in childhood to "bad backs" later in life. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=16215332&query_hl=3
As parents, we need to make lifestyle choices that reduce the physical, emotional and chemical stresses in our families' lives. In today's hectic paces, some of these stresses are unavoidable. Chiropractic is a form of care that helps reduce the effects these stresses have on our nervous system. Regular, chiropractic care for the whole family is one way to combat the effects of stress and support the Family Wellness Lifestyle.
Longer Breast-Feeding Lowers Risk of Diabetes
The risk for developing diabetes is reduced with longer duration of breastfeeding, according to the results of two large cohort studies published in the Nov. 23/30 issue of JAMA.
"Longer duration of breastfeeding was associated with reduced incidence of type 2 diabetes in two large US cohorts of women," the authors write. "Lactation may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes in young and middle-aged women by improving glucose homeostasis... Further clinical studies are needed to confirm this finding and to elucidate the physiologic mechanisms for an inverse association between duration of breastfeeding and risk of type 2 diabetes."
Guillain-Barré Linked to Meningococcal Vaccine
From Pediatric News comes more risks associated with vaccinations: http://www.pediatricnews.com/article/PIIS0031398X05706901/fulltext
A Radio Show on Chiropractic Hosted by the the Holistic Pediatric Association:
A recent radio show hosted by the Holistic Pediatric Association airs the collaborative efforts of family practitioners in the care of children. Hosted by Randall Neustaedter, OMD and Lawrence Palevsky, MD. this show offers parents the perspective of cooperation between pediatricians and chiropractors. Click on this link: http://www.hpakids.org/RadioShow.htm and scroll down to: 12. Chiropractic Care for Children December 7 to hear the entire show.
Our Newest Pathways:
The ICPA quarterly magazine, Pathways (Issue 8) is going to press this week. Here is a sneak preview of the upcoming article titles: http://www.icpa4kids.org/research/references.htm
To insure your home delivery of this current edition, or for gift giving during the holiday season, Pathways individual subscriptions are an ideal gift.
Order your individual gift subscriptions here: http://www.icpa4kids.org/research/participate.htm
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