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April 2014 Health Newsletter

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» April Health News Review
» The Pitch- Part 3
» The Whiplash Report Vol 1 No 3 March 11
» The Whiplash Report Vol 1 No 2 February 27
» Chiropractic Care Beneficial For Disc Herniations

» Excess Protein - A Diabetic Risk
» Bedroom TV for Kids Increases Weight Gain

April Health News Review

April Health News Review
April 2, 2014

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Dr. Arnold's latest Pitching Newsletter: "The Pitch", Part 3


Now on to the Health News Review:


#5: Precise reason for health benefits of dark chocolate: Thank hungry gut microbes - ScienceDaily March 18, 2014

"There are two kinds of bacteria in the gut: the 'good' ones and the 'bad' ones. The good microbes...feast on chocolate. When you eat dark chocolate, they grow and ferment it, producing compounds that are anti-inflammatory." -Maria Moore


#4: Honey offers new approach to fighting antibiotic resistance - ScienceDaily March 16, 2014

"The unique property of honey lies in its ability to fight infection on multiple levels, making it more difficult for bacteria to develop resistance...[and] is filled with healthful polyphenols, or antioxidants." - Dr. Susan Meschwitz, PhD


#3:  Peter Gammons interview on baseball injuries - WFAN Sports March 21, 2014

"All these guys with the Tommy John surgery and coming off a year where 40% of starting pitchers in the Major Leagues ended up on the disabled list. I think it starts with these traveling teams when they're 15 years old, they're going to showcases and over-pitching and then college where their college coaches abuse them. A lot of injuries you see in the Major Leagues come from what they did between the ages of 12 and 21." -Peter Gammons


#2: Tree nut intake plays strong role against obesity and metabolic syndrome - NOW Foods March 24, 2014

Consuming 16 grams of tree nuts per day can decrease your risk of Metabolic Syndrome by 32% and your risk of obesity by 46%.


#1:  How a warm-up routine can save your knees - NY Times March 19, 2014

"...neuromuscular training dropped the likely incidence of ACL injuries [by 50%]...the cost of starting a neuromuscular training program averaged $1.25 per player per year...and consists of about 15 to 20 minutes of exercises including marching, jumping, squatting and side-to-side shuffling that..."help to wake up the brain and nervous system" and get the entire body moving with sharper coordination. The programs also emphasize landing with knees bent and in the proper alignment."


Testimonial of the month:

"I would like to thank you for your volunteer provision of Chiropractic care at the [Martinez, CA, Veterans Administration facility]...I received nothing but good feedback about the quality of your care, and it is clear that this was a real benefit to our veterans." -Dr. Martin Hoffman, MD


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Author: Dr. Greg Arnold
Source: Self-research
Copyright: Dr. Greg Arnold 2014


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The Pitch- Part 3

 "The Pitch" - Part 3

April 2, 2014

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-John Niese, NY Mets Pitcher

In 2012 I wrote about Johann Santana's Changeup:


and in 2013 I wrote about the Changeup with Tampa Bay Rays pitchers:



Now a new article in the Wall Street Journal talks about how Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard is working on a Changeup:


and highlights several good points about the Changeup:


and...



and a great quote from Cy Young Award Winner Frank Viola:



Want to learn how to throw a Changeup?
Click here.


Have a Question About This Newsletter?

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Author: Dr. Greg Arnold
Source: Self-research
Copyright: Dr. Greg Arnold 2014


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The Whiplash Report Vol 1 No 3 March 11

 The Whiplash Report

Vol 1. No 3 - Mach 11, 2014

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Providing personal injury attorneys with the most up-to-date research on chiropractic and whiplash, from the biomechanics of whiplash injury to chiropractic’s ability to enhance patient care and recovery.


In this issue, a 2011 study out of the Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago:



Showed that neck pain in those with chronic whiplash may be due to trauma-induced physical changes in muscle:



Providing physicians and personal injury attorneys a method to more accurately objectify a chronic whiplash patients’ subjective reports of pain.


You want the best for your personal injury clients.

Refer them to a chiropractor trained to properly care for them.


Author: Dr. Greg Arnold
Source: Self-research
Copyright: Dr. Greg Arnold 2014


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The Whiplash Report Vol 1 No 2 February 27

 The Whiplash Report

Vol 1. No 2 - February 27, 2014

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Providing personal injury attorneys with the most up-to-date research on chiropractic and whiplash, from the biomechanics of whiplash injury to chiropractic’s ability to enhance patient care and recovery.

In this issue, a 2013 study out of Norway:


Showed that patients who perceived themselves as less healthy, used more healthcare services, had more muscle pain and more anxiety before a whiplash injury were MORE likely to develop chronic whiplash:





This led the researchers to conclude:

“This supports the growing body of evidence claiming that chronic whiplash is not merely an organic disorder, and highlights the importance of individual expectations, and symptom reattribution and amplification on the development and maintenance of chronic whiplash.”

You want the best for your personal injury clients.

Refer them to a chiropractor trained to properly care for them.


 

Author: Dr. Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS
Source: Self-research
Copyright: Dr. Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS 2014


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Chiropractic Care Beneficial For Disc Herniations


A recently published study has found chiropractic spinal manipulation provides beneficial effects for individuals with painful disc herniations. The study included 148 patients suffering from acute and chronic low back pain and leg pain with visible lumbar (lower back) disc herniations as seen on MRI. Patients were treated with chiropractic spinal manipulation - the most common treatment provided by chiropractors. Researchers reported significant improvements for all outcomes at all points of follow-up. At the 3 month mark, approximately 91% of patients were "improved" with 88% "improved" at the 1 year mark. Although acute patients improved faster by 3 months, 82% of chronic patients reported "improvement" with 89% "improved" at 1 year. Importantly, there were no adverse events reported from receiving their chiropractic care. If you are suffering from back pain, leg pain and/or have a known disc herniation, contact your local chiropractor for a consultation today.


Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JMPT. Volume 37, Issue 3, March 2014.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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Excess Protein - A Diabetic Risk


According to new research, individuals consuming excess protein, especially animal protein, are putting themselves at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Previous studies have also shown higher levels of protein intake, especially red meats and processed meats, to be tied to long-term diabetes risk. Approximately 26,000 individuals were included in the study who on average ate 90 grams of protein per day. Those individuals who consumed the most overall protein, approximately 111 grams per day, increased their odds of developing diabetes by 17% as compared with those who ate the least amount of protein daily - 72 grams. When evaluating specifically animal based protein, those who consumed the most were 22% more likely to become diabetic compared with those eating the least amount; 78 grams vs 36 grams, respectively. According to researchers, plant based protein was not linked to diabetes. In fact, plant based proteins such as nuts, whole grains and legumes have been associated with a lower incidence of diabetes in past studies. Researchers recommended minimizing red meat consumption to no more than twice per week and keeping poultry and fish consumption to no more than 4 times per week. They also recommended minimizing cheese and processed meats and avoiding the consumption of skimmed milk and yogurt on an everyday basis.


Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Diabetes Care, online April 10, 2014.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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Bedroom TV for Kids Increases Weight Gain


As a parent, we want to make our children happy. We also want to ensure we're making good long-term decisions to keep them safe and set them up for a successful future. Researchers have found that allowing your child to have a TV in his or her bedroom is one of those things where the negatives truly do outweigh the positives, literally. Researchers have found those children with TVs in their bedrooms gain more weight than those without TVs. Specifically, researchers found that those children with TVs in their bedrooms gain an additional pound of bodyweight each year over those children with no bedroom TV. It is unknown if the weight gain is a result of sleep disruption which is known to cause weight gain, a result of less desire to participate in physical activity or even an increased exposure to television food advertising. However, with this data coming from 6,500 children aged 10 to 14 years, it's clear a TV in a child's bedroom is associated with unhealthy weight gain. Fortunately, it's a quick and simple fix - don't allow your child to have a bedroom TV or remove it if one exists. While it may be easier said than done, as loving parents who are responsible for the well being of our children, it’s just part of our job description!


Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JAMA Pediatrics, online March 3, 2014.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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