Scottsdale Health November 2019



/ complied by Kelly Potts

Two for One

Dealing with chronic

headaches? Chances

are, your back hurts,

too. A review of

14 studies found

that people with

persistent headache

or back pain were

twice as likely to

experience the other

disorder as well.

While healthcare professionals

treat the

chronic pain issues

separately, there may

be cause to treating

them as one disorder

in certain patients.

Though doctors are

unable to uncover

a specific cause, it

is something to be

aware of the next

time you head to the


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Carb Caution

A recent study published in the journal JAMA suggests that

eating lots of gluten-heavy foods from a young age could

eventually lead to gluten intolerance. The findings show that

eating higher than normal levels of gluten during the first five

years of life can increase a child’s likelihood of developing celiac

disease, a digestive disorder that damages the small intestine.

In the study, researchers recorded 6,600 children’s gluten

intake until the age of 5. They concluded that higher gluten

intake was associated with a 6.1% increased risk of celiac

disease autoimmunity, an immunological response to gluten,

and a 7.2% increased risk of celiac disease per each additional

gram of gluten per day. Going gluten-free is increasingly

popular, and now we know may just know why.


Tasty Risk Reducers

Garlic and onion lovers, rejoice! Research has shown that consumption of garlic and onions in women

can drastically reduce their breast cancer risk. Rich in flavor, with a strong kick, these pungent vegetables

may also be able to fight off diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease. Good for the body,

but not so much for the breath.


Milk to the


Looking for the most

hydrating drink?

Move over water,

this is a job for milk.

While water is still

extremely healthy for

you, and does a great

job at hydrating, to

maximize efficiency,

milk is reportedly the

most hydrating drink,

according to new

study from Scotland’s

St. Andrews

University. Thanks

to milk’s nutritional

content, which is

mostly the fat, salt

and sugar, it hydrates

and stays in the body

better, while water

is missing those

key ingredients and

has typically gone

through your system

and the excess is

removed within two

hours. According to

the study, in rank of

hydration, skim milk

came in first followed

by “oral rehydration”

drinks like Pedialyte.

Next came full-fat

milk, orange juice,

soda, diet soda,

cold tea, tea, sports

drinks, still water,

sparkling water, lager,

and finally, coffee.

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