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Chiropractic Care | Lewiston, ID | Joan P. Burrow DC NMD


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Another reason to stop the Diet Cola’s

Girls that start their periods [menarche] before age 12 are at an increased risk of many conditions, including breast cancer and depression.

A study that followed 2,379 girls 9 to 10 years of age for 10 years was published this September in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition [Mueller NT, et al 2015;102:648-54].

It revealed that every serving of caffeinated soft drink per day increased the risk of early menarche 47%. For each serving per day of artificially sweetened soft drinks, the risk of early menarche increased by 43%.

The researchers did not find any association between noncaffeinated sugar-sweetened soft drinks and early menarche.


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Eating Organic Significantly Reduces Pesticides In System

At our office we strongly encourage our patients to detox and eat healthy. Having toxins in your system can cause multiple health problems. We are very excited about this study, which will hopefully bring to light how bad toxins, including pesticides, can really be for you.

A new study published in the journal Environmental Research found that eating an organic diet for a week reduced pesticide exposure.  The research was led by Dr. Liza Oates, who examined pesticide metabolites in the urine of 13 individuals who consumed a diet of at least 80% organic over 7 days, and a diet of conventional food for 7 days.  Dr. Oates’ team found that the total pesticide metabolite levels were reduced by up to 96% by eating organic, with an average reduction of 50%.  This study shows that eating an organic diet can reduce the exposure to chemicals that have been associated with health risks.  As stated by Dr. Oates, “Recent studies have raised concerns for the health effects of these chemicals even at relatively low levels.”

It’s nice to see a study showing that choosing organic can make a significant difference in your toxin levels! Hopefully this will bring forth more research in this area.