Did You Know...

It's the most beautiful time of year and also a difficult one for hearts. Heart disease kills more people annually than any other disease. A remarkable  relationship develops every year between the holiday season and heart attacks for both men and women. According to a study from the Journal of Circulation... 

 "The number of cardiac deaths is higher on December 25 than any other day of the year, second highest on December 26, and third highest on January 1."
We are all aware that Christmas brings added stress. An increased risk of heart attacks stems from the added pressure that comes from financial strain, packed schedules and increased consumption of sugar, salt, and alcohol. It is also a time of heightened mental / emotional conflicted states, mismatched experience and expectation. The Journal of Circulation continues, "People tend to gain weight during the holiday season and take in more salt, putting additional stress on a weakened heart." Holiday parties and school events contribute to limited free time and the ultimate sacrifice of exercise and proper sleep habits. All the added stress taxes the heart and cardiovascular system, increasing the risk of a heart related event.
Other Interesting FactsAbout Heart Attacks Include:
  • More heart attacks occur on Monday than any other day of the week. Saturday ranks second.
  • Most heart attacks happen during the early morning hours between 4-10 a.m. when blood platelets are stickier and increased adrenaline from the adrenal glands can trigger rupture of plaques in coronary arteries.
  • Almost  half of women who have heart attacks will die by the end of the first year following the attack.
  • Many heart survivors experience the attack as the first sign of coronary artery disease. No pain or symptoms were present before the attack
Heart attacks are 27% more likely to occur around the victim's birthday, especially in women with high blood pressure.
High blood pressure plagues the majority of heart attack sufferers. Blood pressure kept in the normal ranges reduces the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Avoiding bad foods, getting adequate sleep , and just minutes of exercise each day lowers heart attack risks. 

The most important health habit associated with inclusively reducing multiple causes of heart disease comes from the chiropractic adjustment and as we call it in the world of Network Spinal Analysis - an entrainment. Increasing the coherence in the nervous system reduces high blood pressure and all of the associated negative risk. Research from 2007 showed that proper functioning at the atlas (the first vertebrae in the neck) lowered blood pressure greater than the use of two blood pressure-lowering medications given in combination. The most surprising aspect of the study determined that all of the benefits of an adjustment and reduction in blood pressure occur without the previous presence of neck or back pain. 
Numerous other studies and qualified research prove the immeasurable health benefits available through chiropractic care for adults, children and infants.Every Network entrainment reorganizes stress in the body and allows the heart , immune system, digestion, and every other system to function more efficiently. Studies on heart disease remind us that the holiday season may be the most important time to keep regular entrainments.
Journal of Human Hypertension may 2007: 21(5):347-52 Epub March 2 2007
"Atlas vertebra realignment and achievement of arterial pressure goal in hypertensive patients: a pilot study." G. Bakris, m. DickholtzSr..,P.M. Meyer, G. Kravitz, E. Avery, M. Miller, J. Brown, C. Woodfield, B. Bell