Vitamin C

April 16, 2019


Humans do not internally produce vitamin C.

Diets provide enough vitamin C to avoid scurvy, but nowhere near what may be optimal doses.

Researchers have found that vitamin C promotes a longer lifespan and can help prevent many of the disorders related to aging, including cancer.

In a major new study, people with higher blood levels of vitamin C were at significantly lower risk for heart disease and cancer death – and were up to 25% less likely to die from any cause. 

Vitamin C can show 25% reduction in mortality rates, lifespans significantly increases, destroys rapidly – replicating cancer cells, helps with cardiac repair, reduces the risk of cardiac plaque buildup, helps prevent viral respiratory infections, associated with a 33% lower risk of osteoporosis, 1000mg daily helps fight depression and anxiety.

Vitamin C above 500 mg shows potential to significantly improve the quality of life.

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Olive Oil Benefits

April 16, 2019


Findings from a study reported on June 21, 2017 in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology indicate a potential protective role for extra virgin olive oil consumption against the development of Alzheimer’s disease.  Olive oil is a prominent component of the Mediterranean diet and has been suggested by some researchers to be the reason behind the diet’s beneficial effects.

Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E and phenolic compounds, all of which may play a role in the protection against chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease. The authors note that olive oil has been shown to improve systemic inflammation and glycemic control in randomized clinical trials.

A report published online on December 18, 2008 in the journal BioMed Central Cancer revealed the discovery of Spanish researchers of a suppressive effect of compounds found in extra virgin olive oil against breast cancer cells containing the cancer gene HER2. HER2 is amplified or overexpressed in an estimated 20 to 30 percent of invasive breast cancers, and is associated with a shorter relapse time and reduced survival.

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Chiropractic Care Provides Better Improvements in Low-back Pain

April 3, 2019


DAVENPORT, Iowa----A new study led by investigators at the palmer center for chiropractic research, in conjunction with the RAND Corp. and Chiropractic research and the Sample Institute, found that patients suffering from low-back pain who received chiropractic care in addition to usual medical care had better short-term improvements in low-back pain intensity and pain-related disability when compared to those who received usual medical care alone.

“This patient-centered, multi-site, pragmatic clinical trial provides the strongest evidence to-date that chiropractic care is safe, effective and can be integrated into multidisciplinary health-care settings”

Results of this groundbreaking research were released today in the inaugural edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association’s online  JAMA Network. The study – the largest randomized clinical trial in chiropractic research in the U.S. to-date – took place from September 2012 to February 2016 and involved 750 active-duty U.S. military personnel at three sites across the country.

Low-back pain is the leading cause of physical disability worldwide. The prevalence of low-back pain among U.S. adults is estimated at 20 percent, with 50 to 80 percent of people reporting a significant episode at some point in their life. Low-back pain is also one of the most common causes of disability in U.S. military personnel.

“This patient-centered, multi-site, pragmatic clinical trial provides the strongest evidence to-date that chiropractic care is safe, effective and can be integrated into multidisciplinary health-care settings,” said Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., lead author of the study. “These findings are critical as the United States health-care system looks for ways to implement existing national guidelines from groups such as the   American College of Physicians and the Joint Commission that recommend non-drug treatments, such as spinal manipulative therapy, as the first line of treatment for low-back pain.

Doctors of chiropractic provide conservative care focused on diagnosis, treatment and co-management, or referral for musculoskeletal conditions, including low-back pain. The primary therapeutic procedure for doctors of chiropractic is spinal manipulative therapy (chiropractic adjustment).

Chiropractic use is common. It’s estimated that 8 to 14 percent of U.S. adults seek chiropractic care annually. Chiropractic care is available at 66 U.S. military health-care facilities worldwide.

The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR), headquartered on Palmer College of Chiropractic’s main campus in Davenport, Iowa, is the most highly funded chiropractic research center in the U.S. Within the past 10 years, the PCCR has been awarded grants from the NIH, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration and the Department of Defense, in addition to private-foundation grants.

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