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Can Listening to Music Help Depression?

Chiropractic Weekly Health News:

A recent study sought to evaluate the effectiveness of music listening in reducing depressive symptoms.  Researchers systematically searched 9 databases and reviewed 17 studies.
They found that listening to music over a period of time helps to reduce depressive symptoms in the adult population. All types of music potentially worked, depending on the preferences of the listener.

According to the study, as reprinted on the website Green Med Info:

“There is a need to conduct more studies, which replicate the designs used in the existing studies that met the inclusion criteria, on the level of efficacy of music listening on the reduction of depressive symptoms for a more accurate meta-analysis of the findings and reflect with greater accuracy the significant effects that music has on the level of depressive symptoms.”

Sources:

Complementary Therapies in Medicine December 2011; 19(6): 332-348

  Green Med Info

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Chiropractic Health Alert: New Study-Many Invasive Breast Tumors Spontaneously Regress

A recent, groundbreaking study has shown for the first time that many invasive breast tumors spontaneously regress when left undiagnosed and untreated.  Before the study, there had been little or no research regarding what happens when such tumors go untreated, as they are usually quickly and aggressively removed.

The study found that women who received the most breast screenings had a higher 6-year cumulative incidence of invasive breast cancer than those who received far less. The researchers concluded that the natural course of many of the screen-detected invasive breast cancers is to spontaneously regress.

According to Green Med Info:

“This study adds to a growing body of clinical evidence showing that breast cancer is best treated by removing the cause, e.g. carcinogens, chronic stress, chemical and radiation exposures, food intolerances, etc., and utilizing immune-enhancing and nutritional/herbal therapies with a relatively low risk of toxicity vis-à-vis conventional oncology treatments. Once this strategy is employed bodily self-healing can be activated and many so-called ‘cancers’ will remain benign or regress ‘spontaneously’ without medical intervention.”

Sources:

Green Med Info

Recipes: Chicken and Apples in Honey Mustard

Method

1 Whisk cider, cornstarch, mustard, honey, salt and pepper (to taste) in a bowl. Set aside.

2 Salt the chicken well and dust in flour. Shake off the excess.

3 In a large non-stick skillet, heat the oil on medium to medium high heat. Once the oil is hot add the chicken breasts to the pan. Cook until golden brown on one side, about 3-4 minutes. Turn chicken, add apples, and cook until the chicken has browned on the other side.

4 Add chicken broth and cider mixture to the pan and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to low, cover the pot and simmer until chicken is tender, about 15 minutes.

5 With slotted spoon, remove chicken and apples to serving plates. Spoon sauce over chicken and apples and sprinkle with parsley. Serve with rice or noodles.

Yield: Serves 4.

Chiropractor Weekly: It Starts with a Solid Foundation

A house built on a strong foundation, lasts. The same goes for your health. If you want a healthy body for Life, you need to build it on a solid foundation of health care that can support it for a long time.

Chiropractic’s foundation is its Principle which acknowledges we all posses an intelligent, vitalistic force within us that maintains our existence and keeps our bodies working in perfect order. When this Power is allowed to express itself 100%, we have health. When the Power is interfered with, we have Dis-Ease. Eating properly is important, and so is exercise… but if the Power doesn’t flow, your house will crumble.

Health built on a foundation of drug therapy is risky and cannot stand for long. Health build on a foundation that supports the innate wisdom of the body, can weather any storm. What foundation is your health standing on?

Thanks to our friends at the Weekly Sticky!

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Recipe for Vegetarian Lasagna with Kale and Mushroom-Tomato Sauce

Here is a post from Kalyn’s Kitchen
you can find all sorts of great ideas at this blog!

From Kalyn: “Recently I was having lunch with some blogging friends and we started talking about casseroles.  We all agreed that casseroles can be delicious and family-friendly, but they’re also very hard to photograph!  I think lasagna may be at the top of the hard-to-photograph list, but this Vegetarian Lasagna with Kale and Mushroom-Tomato Sauce was so delicious I had to put some in the freezer right away so I didn’t eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner until it was gone.  You may think I’m turning into the Kale Whisperer, because this year I’ve used kale in a Kale and  Feta Breakfast Casserole, my new favorite pasta dish, and Kale and Romaine Caesar Salad.  Yes, I do love kale, but if you’re not a kale fan you can try this lasagna recipe with Swiss chard, collard greens, or spinach substituted for the kale.

 

Prepare 1/2 chopped onion, 6 cloves of finely chopped garlic, and 8 oz. of chopped brown mushrooms.

 

 

 

 

 

After it’s cooked 15 minutes, add half the sauce, spreading it over the noodles so they’re all covered.

 

 

 

 

After 50-60 minutes, take off the foil and continue to cook for 25-30 minutes more.

Here’s how the lasagna looked when it came out of the oven.

Vegetarian Lasagna with Kale and Mushroom-Tomato Sauce
(Makes 8 servings; recipe created by Kalyn)

Ingredients:
1 T olive oil
1/2 large onion, chopped small
6 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
8 oz. brown mushrooms, chopped small (I used Baby Bella crimini mushrooms, but you could use white mushrooms)
1 tsp. ground fennel
1 tsp. dried basil
2 1/2 cups vegetarian marinara sauce (I didn’t have any homemade sauce, so I used Classico Tomato Basil sauce which was the lowest-sugar sauce I could find)
1/3 cup water (rinse out the jar or pasta sauce container)
4 cups finely chopped fresh kale, blanched 3 minutes in boiling salted water (see note below about using other greens)
2 cups low-fat cottage cheese
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
6 uncooked lasagna noodles (use Dreamfields or whole wheat lasagna for South Beach Diet)
2 cups low-fat Mozzarella or other low-fat white cheese (I used a low-fat four cheese blend)

Instructions:

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