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DAILY HEALTH UPDATE Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 Courtesy of: David Tejada, D.C.

Mental Attitude: Celebrity “Fat Shaming” Affects All Women. New research suggests that when a female celebrity is called out by the media for looking heavier than she has in the past, there is a rise in implicit anti-fat attitudes toward other women during the following two weeks. Lead author Dr. Amanda Ravary explains, “Fat shaming is socially acceptable and it’s so common we don’t know how pervasive it is. No one even bats an eyelash at it or thinks about how terrible it is for that person… But the consequences affect more than just the target of fat shaming.” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, April 2019
Health Alert: American Adults Drink Too Much. Surveys completed by nearly 2,000 people found that 33% of
adults aged 35 to 44 who have at least one alcoholic drink per week agreed with one or more statements that would
prompt an addiction specialist to consider treatment, and nearly one in ten participants in this age group said they
would continue to drink even though it had already harmed their career, education, and relationships.
American Osteopathic Association, April 2019
Diet: Eat More Nuts and Beans and Less Red Meat! Researchers analyzed data from 36 studies involving more
than 1,800 participants and found that a diet rich in red meat is linked with higher triglyceride levels, while a diet
with more plant-based proteins is associated with lower levels of low-density lipoproteins (the “bad” cholesterol).
Circulation, April 2019
Exercise: Even “Weekend Warriors” Benefit from Workouts. While daily exercise is considered ideal, it appears
that even weekend workouts can prolong longevity. A study that monitored the activity of participants for about six
years found that those who only engaged in physical activity on the weekends had a similar reduced mortality risk
over the course of the study as more frequent exercisers.
Journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, April 2019
Chiropractic: Spinal Manipulation Effective for Migraines. Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is a primary
form of treatment delivered by doctors of chiropractic. An analysis of data from six randomized controlled studies
found that migraine patients who received SMT experienced both a reduction in days with migraines per month and
migraine-related pain and headache intensity. Headache, April 2019
Wellness/Prevention: How to Stop a Nosebleed. Nosebleeds occur as the result of a leaky blood vessel in the nose.
Harvard Medical School offers the following description of the pinching technique for relieving a nosebleed: nod
your head forward; place your thumb on one side of your nose and your forefinger on the other; and pinch your
thumb and forefinger together. If the bleeding slows, you are pinching in the right place. If not, pinch lower or
higher. Hold the pinch for at least five minutes. Harvard Medical School, April 2019
Quote: “Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.” ~ William Arthur Ward

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