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» October is National Chiropractic Health Month: Get TechnoHealthy!
» Healthier Habits Could Save Millions From Cancer
» Gluten-Free Products Increasing In Popularity
» Diabetes Increases Colon Cancer Risk

October is National Chiropractic Health Month: Get TechnoHealthy!

They’re everywhere we look—smart phones, tablet computers, laptops and more—and sometimes these modern gadgets are a pain in the neck, literally. That’s why the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is bringing attention to the sometimes painful injuries caused by excessive use of technology this month during National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM).

This year’s campaign—"Get TechnoHealthy!"—focuses on ways people can remain healthy while toting and using the gadgets they love. ACA offers a web site, www.TechnoHealthy.com, with information for the public, including instructive videos.

While modern mobile technologies and computers offer convenience and efficiency, the excessive use of these devices and the incorrect posture that often accompanies it can lead to neck, back, wrist and even thumb pain, in addition to other musculoskeletal issues.

"Our bodies are made to move—not to maintain the same stooped-over posture for long periods of time or to repeat the same motions endlessly. The consequences of treating our bodies this way over time is often soreness and pain, not to mention inactivity that can lead to fitness issues," said ACA President Dr. Keith Overland. “The good news is that there are tips as well as stretches and exercises that can help prevent pain and injury. There are also natural approaches to treating aches and pain, such as chiropractic care, that don’t involve drugs or surgery."

"Balance is key," continued Dr. Overland. "People shouldn't forget that being 'TechnoHealthy' also means knowing that you need to unplug every so often and take care of yourself by getting exercise, eating right and getting enough rest."

Sponsored by ACA, National Chiropractic Health Month is a nationwide observance held each October. The event helps raise public awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole-person, patient-centered approach to health and wellness.



The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is the largest professional association in the United States representing doctors of chiropractic. ACA promotes the highest standards of patient care and ethics, and supports research that contributes to the health and well-being of millions of chiropractic patients. To learn more, visit www.acatoday.org/patients, or find us on Facebook.

Author: American Chiropractic Association
Source: Acatoday.com, October 4, 2011.
Copyright: American Chiropractic Association 2011


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Healthier Habits Could Save Millions From Cancer

According to a recent report by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) urging governments to avoid a public health disaster, healthier lifestyles could prevent millions of non-communicable deaths each year. In less than 10 years, cancers have increased globally by 20 percent to approximately 12 million new cases annually. Each year cancer, heart disease, lung disease and diabetes account for approximately 36 million deaths globally. Experts expect these numbers to increase significantly over the next 20 years, reaching more than 50 million deaths annually by 2030. If societies fail to act swiftly and immediately, experts feel future charities that currently exist to deal with disasters and famines will also be needed to help pay for cancer care. However, by simply reducing alcohol intake, improving diets, eliminating smoking and increasing physical activity experts state a third of all common cancers could be eliminated. These same changes would also significantly reduce other non-communicable diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: World Cancer Research Fund Report. September 7, 2011.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2011


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Gluten-Free Products Increasing In Popularity

It is estimated that some 18 million people in the US are sensitive to gluten with another 2-3 million suffering from celiac disease - a potentially serious autoimmune disease that causes damage to the small intestine in response to gluten consumption. So what is gluten and how do we avoid it? Gluten is a protein found in wheat and related grain species including barley and rye. One of the issues for those who must avoid gluten is the fact that it is found in so many foods including breads, baked goods, pasta, beer, even lunch meats, lipsticks and certain medicines. However, despite a down and struggling economy, gluten-free foods have been booming with 2011 US gluten-free food sales forecasted at 1.3 billion - a number that has more than doubled since 2005. If you have ever felt bloated or experienced abdominal pains after eating foods that contain wheat, barley or rye, try a gluten-free alternative as you just may be one of the approximately 20 million Americans that has issues with gluten consumption.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Reuters. September 29, 2011.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2011


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Diabetes Increases Colon Cancer Risk

Diabetes itself has a host of serious and life threatening complications including issues with wound healing, nerve damage, kidney damage, blindness and even foot and/or leg amputation. If that wasn't enough, a new study indicates those with diabetes also have a significantly higher risk of developing colon cancer - the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. In a review of 14 international studies, researchers found diabetics to have a 38 percent greater risk of developing colon cancer and a 20 percent greater risk of developing rectal cancer. Additional studies have also found this link between diabetes and colon cancer. And although there is no cure for diabetes, there is something that can be done to better manage diabetes while reducing the odds of acquiring not only colon cancer, but other cancers - participate in regular physical activity, follow a healthy diet and if applicable, eliminate smoking.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: American Journal of Gastroenterology, online September 13, 2011.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2011


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