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Coffee: How many cups are too much to drink a day?

PLEASE NOTE THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON SCIENCE DAILY AND NOTED BELOW! As a bunch of coffee and tea drinkers, we found this exceptionally interesting and worthy of being shared on our blog at this office! – Craig Evans, DC, ART

Date: May 10, 2019

Source: University of South Australia

Summary: A morning coffee is an essential for many people looking to kick start their day. But while the humble coffee may be a vital feature of the daily grind, how much is too much?

Latte, cappuccino or short black, a morning coffee is an essential for many people looking to kick start their day. But while the humble coffee may be a vital feature of the daily grind, how much is too much?

While the pros and cons of drinking coffee have been debated for decades, new research from the University of South Australia reveals that drinking six or more coffees a day can be detrimental to your health, increasing your risk of heart disease by up to 22 per cent.

In Australia, one in six people are affected by cardiovascular disease. It is a major cause of death with one person dying from the disease every 12 minutes. According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, yet one of the most preventable.

Investigating the association of long-term coffee consumption and cardiovascular disease, UniSA researchers Dr Ang Zhou and Professor Elina Hyppönen of the Australian Centre for Precision Health say their research confirms the point at which excess caffeine can cause high blood pressure, a precursor to heart disease.

This is the first time an upper limit has been placed on safe coffee consumption and cardiovascular health.

“Coffee is the most commonly consumed stimulant in the world — it wakes us up, boosts our energy and helps us focus — but people are always asking ‘How much caffeine is too much?’,” Prof Hyppönen says.

“Most people would agree that if you drink a lot of coffee, you might feel jittery, irritable or perhaps even nauseas — that’s because caffeine helps your body work faster and harder, but it is also likely to suggest that you may have reached your limit for the time being.

“We also know that risk of cardiovascular disease increases with high blood pressure, a known consequence of excess caffeine consumption.

“In order to maintain a healthy heart and a healthy blood pressure, people must limit their coffees to fewer than six cups a day — based on our data six was the tipping point where caffeine started to negatively affect cardiovascular risk.”

Using UK Biobank data of 347,077 participants aged 37-73 years, the study explored the ability of the caffeine-metabolizing gene (CYP1A2) to better process caffeine, identifying increased risks of cardiovascular disease in line with coffee consumption and genetic variations.

Prof Hyppönen says that despite carriers of the fast-processing gene variation being four times quicker at metabolising caffeine, the research does not support the belief that these people could safely consume more caffeine, more frequently, without detrimental health effects.

“An estimated three billion cups of coffee are enjoyed every day around the world,” Prof Hyppönen says.

“Knowing the limits of what’s good for you and what’s not is imperative.

“As with many things, it’s all about moderation; overindulge and your health will pay for it.”


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Materials provided by University of South AustraliaNote: Content may be edited for style and length.


Journal Reference:

  1. Ang Zhou, Elina Hyppönen. Long-term coffee consumption, caffeine metabolism genetics, and risk of cardiovascular disease: a prospective analysis of up to 347,077 individuals and 8368 casesThe American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2019; 109 (3): 509 DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy297

University of South Australia. “Coffee: How many cups are too much to drink a day?.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 10 May 2019. <http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190510095102.htm>.

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Ice or Heat for Injuries – Is the medical standard changing

A very interesting article appeared over at Spartan.com posing the question “Is RICE all wrong?”, and jumps to the question of Ice or Heat for injuries and it caught the eye of Dr. Andrew Gross and Dr. Josh Sand at out office because when we were in Chiropractic around five years ago, the automatic correct test answer in a lot of cases for injuries was ICE, there were rumblings that possibly RICE was going to be changed to something different.

For the most part RICE isn’t totally wrong, we just don’t feel it is as correct as it once was for all major injuries. Simply put icing most injuries is not a bad idea and safe. The idea of RICE comes from Dr. Gabe Mirkin MD who published a book about sportsmedicine (The Sportsmedicine Book) and ever since then the standard has been RICE which stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. For around forty years now, Dr. Mirkin has been thought of as the authority on immediately icing an injury (along with compression and elevation.

We thought for a long time that icing the injury stopped, or at least limited the flow of inflammation to the injured region but we now understand that it only delays the processes. The newest ideas that numbing the injury only dulls the pain and sometimes does not permit you to feel the warning signs of pain being caused by injured tissue. The article linked below showed that 22 seperate studies found that “ice is commonly used after acute muscle strains, but there are no clinical studies of its effectiveness.” A report in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research was even more alarming. Not only does icing fail to help injuries heal, the authors found, it may well delay recovery from injury. In 2017 The Journal of Athletic Medicine Research recently showed that icing actually kills muscle cells when they are iced for too long of a period post injury most likely from the direct effects of the inflammatory response of the injury being “held” directly on the injured tissue and not being pumped around due to the ice holding it there.

Taken directly from the article on Spartan.com —

“You might think that Dr. Mirkin would bristle at this blow to his erstwhile recommendations. Not so—he now openly rejects at least half of the RICE advice that helped make him famous. “I do not believe in cooling anymore,” he explained via email. Nor does he believe in the “R” component of his famous prescription either.
In a foreword to the second edition of Iced!, Dr. Mirkin says most athletes are far more concerned with long-term healing than transient pain relief. “And research,” he writes, “now shows that both ice and prolonged rest actually delay recovery.”

Check out the article for yourself at https://life.spartan.com/post/is-r-i-c-e-all-wrong

 

 

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Washington Township / Sewell NJ office now located within South Jersey Sports Medicine!

While it’s been a few months now, we are still getting calls about moving out of the Hollydell Ice Arena and in with our good friends at South Jersey Sports Medicine. Our location is now permenant and we are very happy being surrounded by a bunch of orthopedics. Yes a chiropractic office inside of an orthopedic office. Never thought you would see that did you? We promise for Dr. Josh’s sanity we will not be moving again for any reason.

Address:

556 Egg Harbor Rd Ste A
Sewell, New Jersey 08080

Phone Number:

856.228.3100

Have a question or need to know if we can help with your issue? Send us an email on our Contact Us Page at the link below!

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The Washington Township (Sewell) Office has changed locations – Now at 601 Hollydell Drive

In a whirlwind week of changes, we also had to change up our Washington Township (Sewell) New Jersey office recently to keep up with our good friends at The Training Room Physical Therapy!  We are now located inside of Webb Fitness and MMA at 601 Hollydell Drive, Washington Township, NJ 08080 (aka The Hollydell Ice Arena).

We know are in the same group of businesses as

Webb Fitness and MMA (Formerly UFC Gym of Washington Township) – https://www.facebook.com/webbfitnessandmma/

Hollydell Ice Arena – http://www.hollydell.com/

The Training Room of Washington Township (Sewell) – https://thetrainingroompt.com/locations/sewell-nj/

Please contact our main office with any questions at 856.228.3100 OR use the Contact Us form below!

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LBI Splash and Dash or SUP and Dash Race at Bayview Park – Long Beach Island, NJ

LBI Splash and Dash or SUP and Dash Race at Bayview Park

Only 17 days until the LBI Splash and Dash or SUP and Dash at Bayview Park, Brant Beach on Long Beach Island, NJ

Your choice of races:

Swim 1/4 mile and Run 3 miles

or

Stand Up Paddle 3/4 mile and Run 3 miles

Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Time: 6:30 PM

Address: 6805 Long Beach BLVD, Brant Beach, NJ

We will take race day registrations — 6:30 pm start

To sign up, use the following link at run sign up!

https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/BrantBeach/LBISplashandDashRace2

Need to rent a board for the stand up (SUP) portion of the race?

SUP Rentals from Acme Surf and Sport $20 a board 609-492-5150 – AcmeBeachandBike.com

For more info or to sign up, use the following link at run sign up!

https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/BrantBeach/LBISplashandDashRace2

 

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2017 No Frills, Just Thrills race series begins June 13! – South Jersey Athletic Club

2017 No Frills, Just Thrills race series begins June 13! These events are hosted by the South Jersey Athletic Club

It’s time once again for the South Jersey Athletic Club “No Frills, Just Thrills” race series. Our Silver Anniversary 25th year of the “No Frills” series begins Tuesday evening June 13 at 7:00pm with The John McMenamin 10K race (6.2 miles) at Cooper River Park.

The other five nights of races are:

June 27 – 1, 2 or 3 Loop Races Note: due to the length of the 3 Loop race, these all begin at 6:30pm

July 11 – Jerry Nolan 1 Loop (3.65 miles) race at 7pm

July 25 – Harry Berkowitz One Mile Run at 6:40pm and 1 or 2 Loop races at 7:00 pm

August 8 – 1 Loop Prediction race at 7pm

August 22 – 1 Loop race Note: due to earlier sunset in late August, this race also begins at 6:30pm

A schedule for all six nights of this year’s events is available on the SJAC web site here: No Frills, Just Thrills schedule

Come out to run the races, it’s still only a $5 entry fee, $3 for SJAC members and free for full time students!

Don’t want to run?  Come and help out by volunteering!  We can always use volunteers for these races.
We typically have some runners arrive to sign up by 6:15pm.  If you’re available early and want to help with race registration we can use you by not later than 6:15pm and your “job” will be over just after the race starts at 7pm.  If you can help out in other areas such as course marshal, water stop, finish line, etc., we’ll need you at least until the last runner finishes (last year that was just before 8pm for the 1 Loop Race).  This series is all about fun and having a good time.  Often time the club heads to the Cooper House, located at the parking lot just east of our finish area in the stadium.

Like the No Frills, Just Thrills race series on Facebook HERE!

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Nicky’s Run 5K & Family Fun Walk – Sat June 10 2017

Nicky’s Run 5K & Family Fun Walk – Sat June 10 2017 
Place
1 Mill Creek Rd & Powell Rd.
Eastampton, NJ US 08060
Description

The 5th Annual Nicky’s Run Memorial 5K promotes youth suicide awareness and prevention. All proceeds benefit the Nicky Green Foundation (NG52).

This event is a 5K race on the Rancocas Valley Regional High School’s varsity cross country course at their sports complex at 1 Mill Creek Rd & Powell Rd. in Eastampton, NJ.

Trail run on a secluded course — no public roadways!
Registration

5K Run:

June 8th: $25.00

Early Check-in and Day of Run Registration (June 10): $30

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk Pre & Race Day: $20

T-Shirts guaranteed to all participants registered prior to May 15th.

ONLINE Registration closes 10pm Thursday night, June 8th.

Early Check-in/Packet Pick-up – Friday, June 9th. Time and Location TBD

Day of Run Check in begins at 7am for those who did not Check in on Friday night.
Awards

Awards to Top M & F Finishers.

Medals to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place M & F finishers in the following Age Groups:

14 and under; 15 – 18; 19 – 29; 30 – 39; 40 – 49; 50 – 59; 60 – 69; 70+

Sign Up Link – https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Eastampton/NickyGreenMemorial5kRun1MileRunWalk?remMeAttempt=

Nicky’s Run Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/Nickys-Run-503471789710983/

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The ELDOA Method has hit the Jersey Shore, coming soon to Haddonfield and Mount Laurel!

This past weekend, Jill Kemenosh, Dr. Mark Kemenosh, and CK Pilates hosted an introduction to The ELDOA Method to help combat typical areas of pain and tenderness with a new type of deep myofascial stretching.  ELDOA, which translates to LOADS (longitudinal osteoarticular decoaptation system) was developed by world renowned Osteopath, Guy Voyer, initially to provide rehabilitation for people suffering from scoliosis. Each posture was developed with surgeon-like precision, working on decompressing individual spinal segments. This precision bring an added diagnostic benefit to the training: it exposes specific weaknesses and give the practitioner the information needed to tackle their individual issues even after one class.  The most commonly treated issues with ELDOA are low back pain and neck pain.

The intro class was structured to include ELDOA for each segment of the spine – lumbar, thoracic, cervical – and the exercises are beneficial to anyone and everyone taking the class. This training alone was successful in slowing down and even reversing the effects of scoliosis. It is now used by a variety of people (professional athletes, children, seniors, exercise enthusiasts) for countless benefits including; pain relief, postural alignment and awareness, spinal decompression, better neurological and endocrine function and full body fitness.

Here are some photos of the event hosted at CK Pilates in Marmora, NJ!  (Click on them for the full view)

CK Pilates Website

     

The next events will hopefully be hosted at Haddonfield Fitness in Haddonfield, New Jersey as well as our new location opening this summer in Mount Laurel, New Jersey!

Haddonfield Fitness Website

Jill Kemenosh can be reached at her website – http://www.frameworkbodies.com/

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U.S. News and World Report – Sports Chiropractic Treatment for Running Injuries

Cruising the web this weekend waiting for Sunday to roll around for the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, this article popped up on my twitter feed shared by colleague in North Jersey!  I’m usually all over good press for the work my team and I do here at the office, and even more so on the look out when it comes to helping runners.

Link: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2013/11/04/sports-chiropractic-treatment-for-running-injuries

From the article:

Why see a sports chiropractor for a running injury?

Although physical therapy is often the first line of defense in rehabbing a running injury, many athletes and runners have started to rely on sports medicine-trained chiropractors. While physical therapy can focus on strengthening and coordination, chiropractic care is designed to improve joint mobilization, making sure that all the joints in the body are moving correctly. Hirad Bagy, founder of the United Wellness Center in Herndon, Va., and team chiropractor for the Washington Redskins, Washington Nationals and DC United, believes that sports chiropractic care has evolved to incorporate the best of both worlds of joint mobilization techniques and soft tissue repair, creating a new gold standard of best practices in treatment plans for patients.

Link: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2013/11/04/sports-chiropractic-treatment-for-running-injuries

From the article:

Active Release Technique for runners

After three months of not being able to run, in almost constant pain ranging from my iliotibial band to the back of my hip and then into my psoas muscle, I was admittedly ready for anything when my orthopedist suggested trying Active Release Technique. According to Bagy, the reason that Active Release Technique can be beneficial – especially for iliotibial band and hip injuries – is that it combines different muscle work that breaks down scar tissue while also emphasizing correct flexibility. Through Active Release, as Bagy explains, you can actually “elongate some of the muscle fibers making those muscles more pliable and therefore healthier.”

Anyone preparing for ART should know that this is not a particularly gentle treatment. I tried telling myself that it would be like a deep tissue massage, which I enjoy, although I quickly learned that while highly effective (after three weeks my pain, though still there, was incrementally improving), the pressure and work on the muscles is deep and sometimes painful.

Questions about running related injuries and soreness?  Give us a call at 856-228-3100 or email us at the link below!

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More Local South Jersey Races – Cape May to Pennsauken NJ

Looking for some local South Jersey and Philly races?  We have you covered for local events from Cape May, NJ to Pennsauken, NJ with the following list for late spring 10k’s, 5k’s, and walks!
May 6, 2017 – 10:00 am
Glassboro, NJ
May 7, 2017 – 10:15 am
Pt Pleasant, NJ
May 13, 2017 – 8:00 am
Cape May, NJ 
May 13, 2017 – 8:00 am
Pitman, NJ 
May 13, 2017 – 9:00 am
Pennsauken, NJ
 
May 13, 2017 – 8:00 am
Doylestown, Pa
May 19, 2017 – 7:00 pm
Doylestown, Pa
May 20, 2017 – 10:00 am
Burlington, NJ
May 27, 2017 – 7:45 am
Hammonton, NJ
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