Diet Drinks Linked to Increased Stroke and Dementia Risk

Insights by: Dr. Gary Olsen DC CSCS Conclusion: The study, published online in Stroke on April 20, showed that consumption of one can of diet soda or more each day was associated with a three times increased risk for stroke and dementia over a 10-year follow-up period compared with individuals who drank no artificially sweetened Read more about Diet Drinks Linked to Increased Stroke and Dementia Risk[…]

HIIT for Fastest Improvement of Diabetes Control

Insights by: Dr. Gary Olsen DC CSCS Conclusion: This 2 week trial had participants do high intensity interval training(HIIT) for 6 sessions. Those with type 2 diabetes had a significant improvement in their glucose and fatty acid uptake. HIIT involves performing intense anaerobic activities for a short period, usually 30 seconds followed by a few Read more about HIIT for Fastest Improvement of Diabetes Control[…]

Spinal Manipulation: Modest Benefit in Acute Low Back Pain

Insights by: Dr. Gary Olsen DC CSCS Conclusion: Spinal manipulation modestly improves pain and function in acute low back pain, a new systematic review and meta-analysis has found. “The principal conclusion of this review was that SMT [spinal manipulation therapy] treatments for acute low back pain were associated with statistically significant benefit in pain and Read more about Spinal Manipulation: Modest Benefit in Acute Low Back Pain[…]

Exercising to Reduce Mortality

How much exercise to reduce all-cause mortality or death rate? Insights by: Dr. Gary Olsen DC CSCS Conclusion: Do you want to reduce your risk of death by up to 40%? Get a minimum of 2 days a week of moderate intensity exercise for at least 30 minutes! Current physical activity guidelines recommend 150 minutes Read more about Exercising to Reduce Mortality[…]

Cancer Cells and Vitamin C

Insights by: Dr. Gary Olsen DC CSCS Conclusion: Vitamin C is used in all areas of the body. From boosting the immune system to helping with your skin, vitamin C also helps as an anti-cancer agent. This study shows its ability to prevent the creation of cancer stem cells and was 10 times more effective Read more about Cancer Cells and Vitamin C[…]

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Reverses Aging

Insights by: Dr. Gary Olsen DC CSCS Conclusion: Get moving! Everyone knows exercise is beneficial for a variety of reasons. This study from the Mayo clinic adds to this knowledge. HIIT helps at the molecular level and metabolically. It reverses certain aspects of aging specifically protein function and the creation of new proteins. It is Read more about High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Reverses Aging[…]