April Health News Review
April 2, 2014
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."
"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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