July 2018 Health Newsletter


 3 Reasons That You Should Have A Breast Thermogram

1) They don't hurt! Breast thermography uses infrared to detect alterations in blood vessels that are associated with cancer; and without the painful squashing required by mammography!

2) No radiation! I think at this point everyone knows that radiation exposure contributes to cancer--and this includes mammography radiation. Attempts to limit radiation exposure is one of the main reasons mammograms are not routinely used in women under the age of forty: in this demographic mammograms cause more cancer than they find.

3) Early diagnosis! The sooner you know that you have breast cancer the more treatment options that you have. Late stage diagnosis is often fatal because the cancer has already spread. Using breast thermography has been shown to improve breast cancer survival rates.

 Breast Cancer

 The above image is the initial baseline of a woman who was not having any symptoms for which she was concerned. The large orange area in the upper left breast is highly vascular and suspicious for malignancy so she was referred for additional testing that demonstrated an invasive breast cancer.

Annual breast thermography should be part of your routine health screening. It's not painful, it's safe, and it may end up saving your life!

Call 312-243-3338 for more information or to schedule an appointment.


In Health and Wellness!

Dr. Nick LeRoy

Dr. Nick LeRoy


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Chiropractic - Your Safe Option for Pain  

Pain is a serious issue for many people. In fact, 25.3 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic pain. The bigger problem is what can happen if you turn to over-the-counter or prescription drugs to get relief. Fortunately, chiropractic care is as effective as pain medication in managing sustained pain syndromes, and it eliminates the side effects and risk associated with short and long-term use of medicine. Letís walk through some steps that demonstrate how chiropractic care works effectively. Recent research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and other common pain relievers are better than opioids in providing relief of recurrent pain in the back, knees, and hips. NSAIDs also help increase patientsí ability to perform daily activities like going to work, talking a walk, or sleeping soundly.† So, you can be safer by relying on NSAIDs over opioids. However, another study appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that spinal manipulation by a qualified chiropractor over six weeks reduced back pain and improved function as much as NSAIDs, but without risks normally associated with over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers. Following this logic, chiropractic care remains one of the safest, most effective options to consider when seeking treatment for back pain. Non-invasive, simple, and drug-free, chiropractic is a great way to manage pain and improve mobility so you can return to normal daily life as quickly as possible. To discuss options, contact a doctor of chiropractic near you and get treated today.

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Why Older Women Should Eat Their Vegetables  

An Australian study of 954 women aged 70 and older has found that the more vegetables older women eat, the less likely they are to develop plaque accumulation in their arteries. Lauren Blekkenhorst, a nutrition researcher at the University of Western Australia and lead author of the study, found that study participants averaged 2.7 servings of vegetables per day. Using a food questionnaire to categorize responses, researchers determined that women who consumed three servings of vegetables per day had artery walls that were about 5 percent less thick than women who ate less than two servings. One of the most beneficial types of vegetables for artery health was found to be the crucifer family ó cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli. For each third of an ounce more cruciferous vegetables participants ate, they had a corresponding 0.8 percent less artery wall thickness. This means even a small increase in vegetable consumption can have big benefits for vascular health. Blekkenhorst hypothesizes that eating vegetables may make arteries healthier because it leaves less room for junk food. In addition, the vitamins and minerals present in vegetables have been shown to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, which can lead to better cardiovascular health. Although the study was not meant to predict long-term cardiovascular health, it does show how easily your diet impacts vascular health. Adding just a serving or two of vegetables to your diet each day can make help you stay healthier, longer.

Source:Journal of the American Heart Association, online April 4, 2018.
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