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April 2019 Health Newsletter

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Welcome to the new edition of Natural Health and You newsletter, brought to you by Dr. Stephen Bittiker, D.C.

We are sincerely sorry if you have not been receiving our newletter.† We believe that it is fixed now (and the fact that you are reading this proves that),†

We also believe that we have a handle on our back order problems.† More on that as it pans out.

If you are currently taking nutritional supplements, call me at 800-326-5838.† If you have some current lab work, even better.† I will review what you are currently taking and quite possibly pare down your list to a more manageable, better absorbed regimen.† With a possible savings of at least 50%.

Miss us on our second hour on Saturday?† We are looking into a possibility of going online.† Stayed tune.



Current Articles

» What's included in our standard lab testing
» Pinterest
» Watch Dr. Bittiker on Facebook Live!
» Live in a High-Income Country? Donít Expect the Highest Life Expectancy
» Young and Overweight? Your Heart May Suffer
» ADHD May Be on the Rise in U.S. Children

What's included in our standard lab testing

Good day to you all.  We are currently offering a complete nutritional workup, including examination, labs, and a written report for $199.00.  The labs include the basic metabolic profile, plus, uric acid, phosphorus, magnesium, and iron.  There are also complete liver, lipd and thyroid panel, cbc with diff and a urinalysis.  We also include homocysteine, c reactive protein, and vitamin d3. 

If you want to find out how healthy or unhealthy you are here is how you do it. 

1.  Pick up the phone and give us a call 800-325-5838.  I'll arrange a time for you to speak with Dr. Bittiker.

2.  You speak with Dr. B and he'll decide if he thinks he can help you.  If he does accept you, then you speak with me (Susie). 

3.  I will get your vital information and send you all the paperwork you need.

4.  You go to a labcorp near you and have your labs drawn.

5.  You complete all your paperwork and call me for an appointment.

6.  You come in and see us.  We will do an artery stiffness and adrenal functions tests on you.  We also do a grip strength and a complete physical .

7.  You leave the office with a complete written and verbal report, ready to get on track for a healthier you.

Author: Susie Bittiker
Source: my head
Copyright: none 2015


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Pinterest

Check out our Pinterest page for ideas on how to stay Paleo or Low Carb over the holiday season!

www.pinterest.com/drbittiker

Author: Susie Bittiker
Source: My Brain
Copyright: none 2017


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Watch Dr. Bittiker on Facebook Live!

After 20+ years on the air Dr Bittiker has decided to cancel his radio show. The good news is that he is now on Facebook Live! That means you can watch him anytime.  He will be live every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1 pm. He is also still available to answer any health related questions you may have 1-800-326-5838. 

www.facebook.com/naturalhealthandyou

Author: Erica
Source: October 2017
Copyright: Erica 2017


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Live in a High-Income Country? Donít Expect the Highest Life Expectancy

Two new studies are revealing some startling facts about recent life expectancies in high-income countries like the U.S.: They're declining, but for surprising reasons. The first of the studies examined life expectancy trends among 18 countries with high income. Overwhelmingly, most of them experienced simultaneous declines in 2015 for the first time in decades. In the U.S., drug overdoses due to the opioid epidemic are to blame for a large number of young adult deaths. In other high-income countries, a harsh flu was mostly behind declining life expectancies during the 2014-2015 season. Most were able to rebound their rates during 2015-2016, but the U.K. and the U.S. were not among them. Meanwhile, a second study adds that the opioid epidemic is just the beginning Ė deaths from alcohol abuse and suicide are also on the rise in the U.S., not to mention death during middle age due to diseases of the organs, including the heart, digestive system, and lungs. The second study also suggests that lower life expectancies may have psychological and socioeconomic origins. In short, what causes people in low socioeconomic groups to make bad health choices like smoking, abusing alcohol, and eating unhealthy foods?† The German researchers behind the study, from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, suggest that stress from income inequality, social exclusion, and more can be the starting point.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: The BMJ, online August 22, 2018.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2019


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Young and Overweight? Your Heart May Suffer

Young adults who are overweight are at high risk for high blood pressure and damage to the heart, just like older adults. According to a study from the U.K.'s University of Bristol, the correlation between a high BMI (body mass index) and cardiovascular issues applies to young people, too. To come to their conclusions, researchers studied data collected from over 3,000 young people born during the '90s, who were 17 years old when the study took place. Researchers also looked at the cardiovascular scans of 400 high-risk, 21-year-old adults. The 17-year-olds' average BMI was in the so-called "healthy" range. The average blood pressure of the group was also in the range considered "healthy" (under 130 mmHg for a systolic reading and under 80 mmHg for a diastolic reading).† In general, young adults who had higher BMIs in the study also had a better chance of developing high blood pressure. They additionally found that having a high BMI correlates to a higher left ventricular mass index (meaning the left ventricle of the heart is enlarged). This means that the young adults who weighed more correspondingly had more blood pumping through their bodies every minute. Over time, this may lead to a variety of heart issues, including a thickened heart muscle and high blood pressure. According to a Harvard Medical School researcher, this may be because those at a higher weight have bodies with higher metabolic demands. They may also have more inflammation due to their increased amount of fat cells.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Circulation, online July 30, 2018.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2019


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ADHD May Be on the Rise in U.S. Children

According to a new study published in JAMA Network Open, diagnoses of children with ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) have increased significantly since 1997. Researchers found that the diagnosis rate for children with ADHD increased from 6.1% in 1997 to 10.2% in 2016. However, according to Dr. Wei Bao, there could be lots of reasons for this dramatic rise. For example, doctors are much better at diagnosing ADHD than they were 20 years ago. Dr. Bao also said that more people today are aware of the condition and its symptoms, which can lead to more kids getting screened and subsequently diagnosed. Bao and his fellows are researchers at the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa. They came to their conclusions by reviewing the National Health Interview Survey over 20 years. In particular, they honed in on answers to one question: Whether survey-takers' children had ever been diagnosed with ADHD or ADD (attention-deficit disorder). For scope, the most recent iteration of the survey from 2015-2016 collected data on over 18,000 children from age 4-17. Of that number, nearly 2,000 received an ADHD diagnosis. Though the research results are startling, experts advise parents and doctors to take the increase in children with ADHD with a grain of salt. This is because ADHD is commonly misdiagnosed.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JAMA Network Open, online August 31, 2018.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2019


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