Weekly Health Quiz: Zinc, Stress and Back Pain

By | May 6, 2019

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1 The following nutrient has been shown to contribute to improved behavior in children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD):

  • Zinc

    A number of studies have found children afflicted with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to be zinc-deficient than other children, and zinc supplementation has been shown to contribute to improved behavior in children with ADHD. Learn more.

  • Vitamin C
  • Carbohydrates
  • Lectins

2 Cellular repair and regeneration occurs during which of the following fasting phases?

  • Within first 12 hours of fasting
  • The initial refeeding

    Cellular repair and regeneration occur when you start eating again, which is why cycling in and out of fasting and feasting is so imperative. The breakdown process occurs in the absence of food, while rebuilding occurs when food is reintroduced. Learn more.

  • Within first 16 to 18 hours of fasting
  • Several days after refeeding

3 BPA, dioxin, atrazine, phthalates, fire retardants, lead, mercury, PFCs and organophosphate pesticides are all examples of:

  • Volatile organic compounds
  • Radioactive materials
  • Endocrine disrupting chemicals

    BPA, dioxin, atrazine, phthalates, perchlorate, fire retardants, lead, mercury, arsenic, PFCs, organophosphate pesticides and glycol ethers are 12 of the worst and most widely used endocrine disrupting chemicals. Learn more.

  • Warfare agents

4 The following condition has been scientifically linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke:

  • Autism
  • Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia
  • Narcissistic personality disorder
  • Chronic stress and stress related disorders such as acute stress reaction, post-traumatic stress disorder and adjustment disorder

    Stress can raise your risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke via several different mechanisms. Recent research shows people with stress related disorders are 37 percent more likely to develop cardiovascular disease compared to the general population. Learn more.

5 The following is an independent risk factor for ill health and premature death and a primary contributor to back pain:

  • Prolonged sitting

    Excessive sitting contributes to back pain and is an independent risk factor for ill health and premature death. Foundation Training exercises — simple yet powerful structural movements that help strengthen and realign your posture — can help compensate for long hours spent sitting and significantly reduce back pain. Learn more.

  • Prolonged standing
  • Daily running
  • Strength training at the exclusion of aerobic training

6 Recent research shows outbreaks of this disease is spreading into areas in the U.S. and other countries where it has not been prevalent before:

  • Measles
  • Lyme disease

    Since Lyme disease became a nationally notifiable condition in 1991, the number of U.S. counties considered at high risk for Lyme disease has increased by more than 300 percent. The disease is also expanding rapidly all over the world, as new research presented in April 2019 shows that the outbreaks are creeping steadily into northern countries with less temperate climates. Learn more.

  • Ebola
  • West Nile virus

7 The following is a major reason why sun exposure lowers your risk of heart disease:

  • Sun exposure triggers release of serotonin.
  • Sun exposure raises your blood pressure.
  • Sun exposure triggers your body’s production of nitric oxide.

    Many of the benefits of sunlight, such as a decreased risk of heart disease, have to do with its ability to increase nitric oxide production in your body. Learn more.

  • Sunlight decreases your body’s production of nitric oxide.



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