Weekly Health Update Week of: Monday, June 4th, 2012 Courtesy of:

 Trevor Heid, D.C.  (623) 505-7226

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.”               ~ Gandhi

Mental Attitude: Facebook Addiction? According to Dr. Cecilie SchouAndreassen, some users of Facebook have developed a dependency to the socialnetworking site.  “Facebook Addiction” is more common among young peoplewho are anxious and socially insecure, probably because those who areanxious find it easier to communicate via social media than face-to-face. Psychological Reports, May 2012

Health Alert: Infection and Cancer.  Each year, 16.1% of the 12.7 million total new cancer cases in the world are due to infections that arelargely preventable or treatable. Most of these cancer-causing infectionswere of the gut, liver, cervix and uterus. The Lancet Oncology, May 2012

Diet: Black Pepper and Fat. Black pepper has been used for centuriesin traditional Eastern medicine to treat gastrointestinal distress, pain, inflammation and other disorders. A new study found that Piperin,the pungent-tasting substance that gives black pepper itscharacteristic taste, can block the formation of new fat cells. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, May 2012

Exercise: Strong Bones! Osteoporosis affects more than 200 million people              worldwide, yet many are unaware they are at risk. The disease hasbeen called the silent epidemic because bone loss occurs without symptoms andthe disease is often first diagnosed after a fracture. Osteoporosis is morecommon in women, but men also develop it, usually after age 65. Young menwho play volleyball, basketball or other load-bearing sports for 4 hours aweek or more may gain protection from developing osteoporosis later in life.Men who increased their load-bearing activity from age 19-24 not onlydeveloped more bone, but also had larger bones compared to men who weresedentary during the same period. Bigger bones with more mass are thought to offer ashield against osteoporosis. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, May 2012

Chiropractic: A Ringing Endorsement! “I came to the point where I wanted an adjustment every day. I believe inChiropractic.” ~ Evander Holyfield, 4x World Heavyweight Boxing Champion

Wellness/Prevention: Ancient Remedy Slows ProstateProblems. Caffeic acid phenethyl ester, orCAPE, is a compound isolated from honeybee hive propolis, the resinused by bees to patch up holes in hives. If you feed CAPE to mice withprostate tumors, their tumors will stop growing. After several weeks, if you stopthe treatment, the tumors will begin to grow again at their originalpace. Cancer Prevention Research, May2012