WARNING! Aspirin a day maybe dangerous.

October 26, 2013

Previous life science wisdom thought taking daily Aspirin was the number one thing one could do to prolong life. Now, after the most comprehensive review ever undertaken on Asprin, it's been found that healthy people should not take Aspirin to ward off heart attacks and cancer. According to the research of the British National Health Service (NHS) it's a "fine balance" due to the dangers of bleeding in the brain and stomach. Taking aspirin would cause "net harm due to increased potential for bleeding". Thus, the NHS is warning against taking the drug until there was more evidence.

Aspirin makes the blood less sticky so it reduces the chance of a blood clot forming, which could cause excessive bleeding during a stroke or heart attack, notwithstanding the effects after becoming involved in an accident which could cause you to literally internally bleed to death. As the report conculuded, "We need to be extremely careful about over-promoting aspirin." Taking low dose 81 mg tablets once daily needs to be reconsidered.

Personally I think low dose Aspirin therapy may still has value. Perhaps taken low dose tablets less frequently, twice weekly, may be something to consider. Talk to your doctor about this new study and ask if his/her opinion on your specific case may have changed.


Chiropractic Specialities Conference

October 6, 2013

Advancements in the Diagnosis and Management of Spine Disorders

On Saturday, November 9, 2013, I will be tracking to Toronto to join members of Canada’s five Specialty Colleges and the chiropractic community as we come together for its annual conference. The conference will feature the latest research & updates on Discopathology, Spinal Biomechanics, and Differential Diagnosis of Spine Disorders. This venue will provide an exciting forum as it brings chiropractic leaders from across Canada for an intense day of learning and exchange.


October 3, 2013

Good parents are always interested in providing good advice. You are now empowered to know that you must be more diligent about good posture. A new survey (September 2013) of 3000 young adults (aged 18-24) reported 84% of those using smartphones and tablets experienced back pain this past year. This is a significantly higher prevalance than the general population.

Educate and inform your children about the poor cosmetic and detrimental physical effects of slouching, slumping, and extreme neck flexion (neck bent forward when lying or slumping on the sofa). Low back pain can also be prevented by pacing sitting & maintaining correct posture during sitting. Exercising regularly & maintaining a healthy weight is more important than ever. Balance has to be pursued. Or, they will be headed to visits to professionals like chiropractors much earlier.

 child slouched posture