Courtesy of: Your Rio Vista Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna

Health Alert: Most Americans Unaware of Harmful PFAS. Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are chemicals used to imbue heat-, oil-, stain-, grease-, and water-resistant properties to products such as food containers, clothes, and furniture that can persist in the environment and body for an extended period of time. Past research suggests that higher PFAS exposure is linked to several poor outcomes including fertilities issues, developmental challenges, and some cancers. A survey of 1,100 American adults revealed that 45% had never heard of PFAS, 32% had heard the term but didn’t know what they are, and 97% did not believe their drinking water contains any.                                                                          PLOS One, November 2023

Diet: Parents Less Likely to Buy Children Sugary Drinks If… The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Health
reports that if the contents of beverages marketed for kids are clearly noted on the front of the package, then parents will be less likely to purchase sugary drinks for their children.        Public Health Nutrition, November 2023

Exercise: Weekend Workouts Are a Viable Option. According to a recent study, achieving 150 minutes of
moderate-intensity (or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity) physical activity during the weekend is as effective at
reducing the risk for early death and cardiovascular events as spreading the same amount of exercise over the
full week.                                                                                          Mayo Clinic, November 2023

Chiropractic: Poor Ergonomics Linked to More than 100 Million Low Back Pain Cases Annually. Ananalysis of global datasets suggests that poor work ergonomics may contribute to more than 126 million cases of low back pain each year, leading to $216.1 billion in productivity losses and $47 billion in healthcare costs.
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, October 2023

Mental Attitude: Cognitive Impairments and Osteoporosis. A meta-analysis that pooled data from ten
studies found that patients with cognitive impairment—Alzheimer’s disease especially—have a 50% increased risk for developing osteoporosis.                                                                      BMC Geriatrics, December 2023

Wellness/Prevention: Special Toothpaste May Help Curb Peanut Allergy. Researchers are currently testing
a new toothpaste that contains peanut proteins intended to desensitize patients with a peanut allergy, without triggering systemic reactions in the process. The toothpaste is current undergoing testing for approval by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States.
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, November 2023

Quote: “Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” ~ James Thurber

Your Rio Vista Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna