Plano Texas Chiropractor – Dr. F. Scott Villines

Plano Texas Chiropractor – Dr. F. Scott Villines

High fructose corn syrup gets a bad rap in most health circles.  Here is another reason that it probably deserves it.  In this story in the Washington Post  recent findings about the mercury content of the sweetener are discussed.

The process of producing this type of sweetener is fairly complicated requiring several chemical processes to get the sweet liquid.  It sounds easy enough, but getting very sweet syrup out of corn is actually quite tricky.

I think we should try to avoid this product when possible; even if it does not contain mercury in the occasional batch.

An interesting article was published in the Scientific American relating the rapid growth of autism and environmental exposure to chemicals.  This article seems to link common household chemicals and the multifold increase in reported Autism.  They make several good points related to chemical exposures as well as mention the common belief that vaccines play a prominent role in the increase of this disease.  This is a topic that will be studied for years to come due to its impact not only on health but also the huge financial cost of this disease.



Is there a link between physical inactivity and long term musculoskeletal complaints?  A recent large-scale prospective population-based study was designed to investigate the association between self-reported physical exercise at baseline and the prevalence of chronic musculoskeletal complaints.

The results of this study indicate that, physical exercise was associated with lower prevalence of chronic musculoskeletal complaints.   The study is clear to state that the results are not absolutely conclusive, and the results may be an indication of the chronic musculoskeletal complaints limiting the ability to perform physical activity.  Not necessarily the lack of physical activity causing musculoskeletal complaints.

I will go out on a limb and say that in my experience, the more physically active patients are;  the less likely they are to have chronic musculoskeletal problems.  And the ones that do have problems seem to respond better to treatment.