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The Blue in Blueberry | Produce on the Brain

From eNewsletter March 4, 2019

DID YOU KNOW that specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs), anti-inflammatory chemicals found in EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids, help support the body's natural capacity to respond to physical challenges and resolve the immune response?


Most importantly, SPMs improve outcomes for resolving chronic pain and autoimmune symptoms, and help fight candida, sepsis, E. coli, herpes, and staph.


PRODUCE AND MENTAL WELL-BEING

Steve and Bonnie: A key feature of the work in a new study from Social Science & Medicine is that researchers were able to follow the same individuals over a long period of time.

The study also controlled for alternative factors that may affect mental well-being, such as age, education, income, marital status, employment status, lifestyle and health, as well as consumption of other foods such as bread and dairy products.


The research showed a positive association between the quantity of fruit and vegetables consumed and people's self-reported mental well-being.


Specifically, the findings indicate that eating just one extra portion of fruit and vegetables a day could have an equivalent effect on mental well-being as around 8 extra days of walking a month (for at least 10 minutes at a time).


While further work is needed to demonstrate cause and effect, the results are clear: people who do eat more fruit and vegetables report a higher level of mental well-being and life satisfaction than those who eat less.


CHIROPRACTIC CASE STUDIES: BED WETTING

Dr. Schuster: Bed Wetting can be embarrassing, cause anxiety and lead to emotional insecurities. If the cause is a compromised nervous system due to spinal misalignment, then Chiropractic may help. Here are chiropractic case studies of those who suffered from Bed Wetting.


The first case is written up in Journal of Pediatric, Maternal and Family Health Chiropractic. A 17-year-old male came in for a chiropractic consultation for low back and upper back pain due to sports injuries from hockey. It also came up that he had suffered from chronic bed wetting since early childhood, with no relief from Medical Care or Acupuncture. By the 12th Chiropractic visit, this young man did not experience any more wet nights and had no more back pain. He continued with care for a total of 24 visits over a 4-month period and his symptoms were reported to be completely resolved.


According to Chiropractic Organization Abstracts, an 8-yr-old boy had a history of bed wetting and during his examination the chiropractor found misalignments in his low back. He received alignment of his spine and at his next visit his bed wetting had stopped. Each time the boy had any minor injury to the low back his bed wetting reoccurred and then would subside after he would receive Chiropractic Care.


Also according to Chiropractic Organization Abstracts, 171 children that suffered with bed wetting were monitored. The average number of bed wettings per week was 7, following the course of treatment, the average number of bed wettings per week was reduced to 4. The children ranged in ages from 4-15 and 1% of the children were considered "dry" at the beginning of the study, while 15.5% were considered "dry" at the end of the study.


If your child is experiencing Bed Wetting, consider implementing Chiropractic care. Once they sleep "dry" through the night this will help them regain their confidence at sleepovers and other social invitations.


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