2014-05-16 / Business

Rolnick Chiropractic

Dr. Ellie’s Health Tips:

Health Tip of the Month: Do you have family members or friends with Alzheimer’s disease or senile dementia? Are you getting a little older now and worried about the health of your own brain? Here is some very important information based on new research that shows a direct correlation to what we eat and the development of brain disorders like Alzheimer’s disease. Recent research from the Mayo Clinic and published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, found that diets rich in carbohydrates are associated with an 89 percent increased risk for dementia. Meanwhile, high-fat diets are associated with a 44 percent reduced risk. Carbohydrates, when broken down by digestion causes an increase in blood sugar. Chronically elevated blood sugar levels are directly related to Alzheimer’s disease. That is why diabetics have double the risk of acquiring Alzheimer’s disease. A diet consisting of vegetables, beans, lean proteins and less carbohydrates is the way to go to ensure brain health. Boosting your intake of healthy fats, the kind found in fish, nuts and olives has been shown to lower your risk of brain disorders. In addition to eating those healthy foods whole, it is easy to add fish oil, walnut oil and olive oil to your diet. It is very important to try and eliminate or drastically cut back on breads, cereals, pasta and other processed carbs ( SWEETS, JUNK FOOD) in your diet. If you are worried about not getting enough carbohydrates in your diet, there are healthy carbohydrate alternatives that do not spike the blood sugar levels as much as other carbohydrates. Sweet potatoes, yams, plain oats and quinoa are lower on the glycemic (blood sugar) index and are full of vitamins and minerals as well as complex carb fuel to help you get through your busy day.

Thought for the Month: Health is not valued until sickness comes. ~Thomas Fuller

Chiropractic Thought for the Month: Chiropractic relies on the body’s innate healing abilities. We recognize the importance of a healthy diet and its impact on overall health as well as how it impacts the effectiveness of the chiropractic adjustment. For more information, call Rolnick Chiropractic at 207-283-1168 or check out our web page at www.rolnickchiropractic.com

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