Located at: 1847 W 9000 S, Suite 105, West Jordan, UT 84088

Posts tagged ‘stress’

Are You Angry? Consider Using Cod Liver Oil

January 22, 2019, 3:15 pm

Are You Angry? Consider Using Cod Liver Oil

Researchers conducted a study to examine the relationship of dietary intake of omega-3 and omega-6 fats with level of hostility. The study sampled 3,581 urban white and black young adults, half who consumed fish, which contains omega-3, and half who did not.

The outcome of this study suggests that high dietary intake of omega-3 fats may be related to lower odds of high hostility in young adulthood.

European Journal Clinical Nutrition January, 2004
Eur J Clin Nutr. 2004 Jan;58(1):24-31.

Dietary intake of n-3, n-6 fatty acids and fish: Relationship with hostility in young adults-the CARDIA study. Iribarren C, Markovitz JH, Jacobs DR, Schreiner PJ, Daviglus M, Hibbeln JR. 1Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA, USA.

BACKGROUND:: Hostility has been shown to predict both the development and manifestation of coronary disease. Examining the inter-relation of dietary intake of fish and of polyunsaturated (n-3 and n-6) essential fatty acids with hostility may provide additional insights into the cardioprotective effect of dietary fish and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

OBJECTIVE:: To examine the association of dietary n-3, n-6 fatty acids and fish with level of hostility in a sample of 3581 urban white and black young adults.

DESIGN:: Cross-sectional observational study as part of an ongoing cohort study. A dietary assessment in 1992-1993 and measurement of hostility and other covariates in 1990-1991 were used in the analysis.

RESULTS:: The multivariate odds ratios of scoring in the upper quartile of hostility (adjusting for age, sex, race, field center, educational attainment, marital status, body mass index, smoking, alcohol consumption and physical activity) associated with one standard deviation increase in docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6) intake was 0.90 (95% CI=0.82-0.98; P=0.02). Consumption of any fish rich in n-3 fatty acids, compared to no consumption, was also independently associated with lower odds of high hostility (OR=0.82; 95% CI=0.69-0.97; P=0.02).

CONCLUSIONS:: These results suggest that high dietary intake of DHA and consumption of fish rich in n-3 fatty acids may be related to lower likelihood of high hostility in young adulthood. The association between dietary n-3 fatty acids and hostile personality merits further research.European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2004) 58, 24-31. doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1601739

Holiday STRESS Affecting Your Physical Health?

December 11, 2015, 8:52 pm

Stress has been with the human race since the beginning of time.  Today the stress of careers, deadlines, conflicts, holidays, and even family can take a huge tollheadache, woman in pain on our health.

Just as a chain tends to break at its weakest link, we seem to exhibit stress and strain in the weakest areas of our bodies.  For some, it’s an upset stomach.  For others, recurring headaches, back pain, or muscle stiffness.  Still others respond with nervous twitches, allergic reactions, or sensitivities to chemicals.  Regardless of your particular response, the function of the nervous system is involved.  That is why chiropractic can be so helpful.

The chiropractic approach to stress is to help normalize the function of your nervous system by removing interferences caused by subluxations (misalignments of the spine).  A chiropractor finds the “weak links” in your spine (the major communication pathway of your nervous system) and chiropractic adjustments restore better function, and can make a profound difference in your response to stress.  Many people see a chiropractor for wellness or maintenance care, which helps decrease physical responses to stress, and helps them emotionally deal with stress better because they are in a state of wellness.  The chiropractic lifestyle can play a big part in the role of decreasing the stresses of life.

It may not be possible to remove the stress from a busy life.  However, with the help a chiropractic physician you can respond better to the unique challenges you face!

The Institute of Chiropractic and Acupuncture Therapy provides chiropractic and wellness care to patients in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas.  Located in West Jordan, we see patients from as far north as Logan, from Utah County, and some even travel for chiropractic care from out of state.  The goal of our chiropractor, Dr. Trent Burrup, is to help you get well and stay well.  Come experience the difference at the Institute!