Thoughts from Dr. Kevin Kita

What Does O.K. Mean?

What Does O.K. Mean?

            I know this has happened to you when you have been watching a sporting event on television and an athlete gets hurt. Then the announcer says that he will be o.k. What does o.k. mean? That there are no more signs of any health problems, or does OK mean (more…)

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Disintegration

Disintegration

Have you ever noticed how some words just have a negative or bad sound to them? “Disintegration” is one.  Even though it means, simply, to break into small bits, we rarely see it used in a (more…)

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Dr. Joy Television Interview

My interview with Dr. Joy will be aired during these times next week.
Wednesday – 11:30am
Thursday – 6pm
Sunday – 8am
Log onto www.princetontv.org from your phone or laptop during the times above to view the show.

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Frame of Reference

Frame of Reference

Your frame of reference is important.  How you view life, the world, your fellow man and the human body will often determine the outcome of your life.  (more…)

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Chiropractic Offers Answers To Baby Boomers’ Needs

Chiropractic Offers Answers To Baby Boomers’ Needs

 

An article in the April 22,2005 issue of the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research points out how chiropractic is perfectly situated to meet the needs and demands of the upcoming “Age Wave” of baby boomers who expect to live healthier, happier, longer lives by breaking free of traditional approaches to health care. (more…)

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Health Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments in Asymptomatic Subjects

          There was a review of more than 20 articles monitoring and measuring various body systems for improved function and their associated health benefits subsequent to chiropractic adjustments, primarily in asymptomatic individuals.

 

Results and Conclusions: (more…)

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Antiperspirant May Influence Your Breast Cancer Risk

If you use an antiperspirant  that contains  aluminum, you could be increasing your risk of breast cancer. Antiperspirants work by clogging, closing, or blocking the pores that release sweat under your arms — with the active ingredient being aluminum. Not only does this block one of your body’s routes for detoxification (releasing toxins via your underarm sweat), but it raises concerns about where these metals are going once you roll them (or spray them) on.

Research, including one study published this year in the Journal of Applied Toxicology, has shown that the aluminum is not only absorbed by your body, but is deposited in your breast tissue and even can be found in nipple aspirate fluid a fluid present in the breast duct tree that mirrors the microenvironment in your breast. Researchers determined that the mean level of aluminum in nipple aspirate fluid was significantly higher in breast cancer-affected women compared to healthy women, which may suggest a role for raised levels of aluminum as a biomarker for identification of women at higher risk of developing breast cancer.

In a 2007 study published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, researchers tested breast samples from 17 breast-cancer patients who had undergone mastectomies. The women who used antiperspirants had deposits of aluminum in their outer breast tissue. Concentrations of aluminum were higher in the tissue closest to the underarm than in the central breast.

Aluminum is not normally found in the human body, so this study was a pretty clear sign that the metal was being absorbed from antiperspirant sprays and roll-ons. Please note that aluminum is typically only found in antiperspirants. If you are using a deodorant-only product it is unlikely to contain aluminum but might contain other chemicals that could be a concern.

Aluminum salts can account for 25 percent of the volume of some antiperspirants, and a review of the common sources of aluminum exposure for humans found that antiperspirant use can significantly increase the amount of aluminum absorbed by your body. According to the review, after a single underarm application of antiperspirant, about .012 percent of the aluminum may be absorbed.

This may not sound like much until you multiply it by one or more times a day for a lifetime, which adds up to massive exposure to aluminum — a poison that is not supposed to be in your body, and may be more toxic than mercury. Aluminum salts can mimic the hormone estrogen, and chemicals that imitate that hormone are known to increase breast cancer risk. Animal studies have also found that aluminum can cause cancer. Aside from vaccinations, your antiperspirant may be your largest source of exposure to this poisonous metal!

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Smart Thinking

 Brain cells may grow back

            For decades, researchers have thought that the adult brain is like a computer hard-drive that can’t be upgraded but that only gradually deteriorates. (more…)

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Special Delivery

Nurse midwives can mean fewer unnecessary procedures, study says!

 

WASHINGTON- Using certified nursing midwives instead of traditional childbirth methods may help improve the nation’s infant mortality rate and help patients avoid expensive and unnecessary medical procedures, according to a study released Monday. (more…)

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Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

            You have heard this saying before about taking from one merely to give to another, to charge one debt by incurring another. (more…)

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