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Improve Recovery and Increase Range of Motion with the TheraGun G2 Pro

From serious athletes to the recreational CrossFitter, word is spreading fast about a new recovery tool that's making a big splash in functional fitness. 

The TheraGun G2 Pro is a device that helps reduce or eliminate muscle soreness, rapidly increase range of motion, and improve joint mobility.  

Kyrie Irving, Chuck Liddell, and Nick Foles are just a few of the big names actively using this form of percussion therapy on their own bodies to stay competitive.

Chiropractic Saint Louis now offers this remarkable technology to our patients. At first, we expected to see only modest improvements in patients suffering from the typical effects of poor posture... But we were WOW'ed by the response from tennis players with rotator cuff issues, and runners with chronic IT-band issues and hamstring tightness. The difference is rapid and obvious. We're excited for you to try it!

Schedule an appointment today.

Adam Tanase
Insufficient Sleep May Be Adding to Your Waistline

Adults who have poor sleep patterns are more likely to be overweight and have poorer metabolic health, according to a new study from the University of Leeds.

The findings showed that people who were sleeping on average around 6-hours a night had a waist measurement that was 1.18 inches greater than individuals who were getting 9-hours of sleep a night.

The results strengthen the evidence that insufficient sleep could contribute to the development of metabolic diseases such as diabetes.

If that wasn't concerning enough, a study out of Washington University here in St. Louis suggests that just one night of disrupted causes an increase in a brain protein associated with Alzheimer's disease... And an entire week of poor sleep leads to an increase in another brain protein that has been linked to brain damage in Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases.

So don't ignore the importance of sleep. It has far reaching consequences beyond mere alertness and energy.

Adam Tanase
Protect Your Brain Against Alzheimer's With This Simple Ingredient

The Mediterranean diet has long been credited for its many health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia.

Now, researchers from Temple University have identified a simple ingredient that wards off cognitive decline: Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO).

Researchers were able to show that consumption of EVOO protected memory and learning ability, as well as reduced the formation of amyloid-beta plaque, a classic marker for Alzheimer's disease.

The research team also identified why these protective effects occurred. "We found that olive oil reduces brain inflammation but most importantly activates a process known as autophagy," explained senior investigator Domenico Praticò, MD. "Autophagy" is the process by which cells break down and clear out intracellular debris and toxins, such as amyloid plaque.

The next phase of this research will help determine whether EVOO is preventive in nature, or can be taken later to reverse the disease once it manifests.

Adam TanaseEVOO, Alzheimers
Parkinson's is Partly an Autoimmune Disease

New evidence from Columbia University Medical Center has revealed that Parkinson's Disease may be an autoimmune disease. 

"The idea that a malfunctioning immune system contributes to Parkinson's dates back almost 100 years," said study co-leader David Sulzer, PhD. "But until now, no one has been able to connect the dots."

These findings could provide a long overdue diagnostic test for Parkinson's disease, and could help doctors identify at-risk individuals who are in the early stages of this condition.

Adam Tanaseparkinson's
5 Ways Emotional Pain is Worse Than Physical Pain

Here's an excerpt from an article written by Dr. Guy Winch in Psychology Today.

"We tend to react to physical pain much more proactively than we do to emotional pain. Yet, short of catastrophic injuries or illnesses, emotional pain often impacts our lives far more than physical pain does." 

5 reasons emotional pain is worse than physical pain:

1. Memories Trigger Emotional Pain But Not Physical Pain

2. We Use Physical Pain as Distraction from Emotional Pain Not Vice Versa

3. Physical Pain Garners Far More Empathy from Others Than Emotional Pain

4. Emotional Pain Echoes in Ways Physical Pain Does Not

5. Emotional Pain Can Damage Our Self-Esteem and Long-Term Mental Health

"All these are reasons we should give our emotional health just as much (if not more) attention and care as we do our physical health."

Here's Dr. Winch's TED Talk, How to Practice Emotional Hygiene.

Adam Tanase
Daily Consumption of Tea May Protect the Elderly From Cognitive Decline

According to a recent study published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, drinking one cup of tea per day can fend off dementia... even if you're genetically predisposed to it!

This new research suggests that tea-drinking reduces the risk of cognitive impairment by 50%, and as much as 86% for those who have a genetic risk of developing Alzheimer's.

What kind of tea, you ask? The neuroprotective role of tea consumption on cognitive function is not limited to a particular type, as long as the tea is brewed from tea leaves, such as green, black or oolong tea.

"Based on current knowledge, this long term benefit of tea consumption is due to the bioactive compounds in tea leaves, such as catechins, theaflavins, thearubigins and L-theanine. These compounds exhibit anti-inflammatory and antioxidant potential and other bioactive properties that may protect the brain from vascular damage and neurodegeneration," explained the author of the study.

I recommend developing the habit of drinking one cup of tea per day, either in the morning or evening before bed. Adding organic honey, a splash of MCT oil, and a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to the tea adds additional nutrients.

Adam Tanasealzheimers, tea
Key Ingredients Could Thwart the Growth of Prostate Cancer

From the journal Precision Oncology, recent findings at the University of Texas have shown that the growth of prostate cancer could be thwarted by key ingredients commonly found in the human diet.

Researchers evaluated 142 natural compounds to see which inhibited the growth of prostate cancer cells. Ursolic acid was the most promising active ingredient. It's a waxy natural chemical found in apple peels, rosemary, turmeric, and red grapes.

One of the authors of this study, Stefano Tiziani, said "The beauty of this study is that we were able to inhibit tumor growth in mice without toxicity. We only need to increase concentration beyond levels found in a healthy diet for an effect on prostate cancer cells."

So you might want to consider adding these powerful ingredients to your weekly meals.