March 2024 Newsletter

Video: A Refreshed Perspective – Enhanced Adjustments!

I attended a continuing education training in February and look forward to sharing some new things with you!

March Chiropractic Office Closed Dates and Hours Changes

The office will be closed Monday, March 25th – Wednesday, March 27th.

We will be back in the office on Thursday, March 28th with extended hours. 

Massage Available Upstairs!


Don’t forget the massage therapists available upstairs! See their online schedulers below to book an appointment:

Chrisanthi Fekkos (often booked fully)

Ryan MacMullen

Taylor Thomas 

Heather Campbell

Article: Relative and Absolute Effects of Statin Treatment

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The objective of this study was to assess the association between absolute reductions in LDL-C levels with treatment with statin therapy and all-cause mortality, myocardial infarction, and stroke.

They used 21 statin trials involving 143,532 participants. 

The primary outcome was all-cause mortality. Secondary outcomes were myocardial infarction and stroke. 

Key Points:

  • Many physicians consider the association between cholesterol levels and CVD to be a “generally accepted truth.” These authors question this “truth.”
  • “The accumulation of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in vessel walls is purported to be the causative factor in the development of atherosclerosis.”
    • “Hence, the reduction of LDL-C has become and important target for preventing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.”
  • “We noted that all of the included trials were funded, in part or wholly, by the pharmaceutical industry.”
  • “Reporting the reduction in cardiovascular outcomes as RRR without reporting the corresponding absolute risk reduction (ARR) has the potential to inflate the clinical importance of an intervention and may exaggerate trivial associations.”
  • This analysis “showed only a weak or inconsistent association between absolute LDL-C reductions and clinical outcomes.”
  • “Our analysis found that when considering the ARR of statins, the benefits are quite modest, and most trial participants who took statins derived no clinical benefit.”
  • In this analysis, “77 participants would need to be treated with a statin for roughly 4.4 years on average to prevent 1 MI.”
  • 22.0% of those taking statins report musculoskeletal pain in at least 1 anatomical region during the previous 30 days. 
  • “Meta-analyses showed reductions in the absolute risk of 0.8% for all-cause mortality, 1.3% for myocardial infarction, and 0.4% for stoke in those randomized to treatment with statins, with associated relative risk reductions of 9%, 29% and 14% respectively.”

What is the absolute risk reduction?

This is also known as the “Absolute risk reduction (ARR)” or “risk difference,” and represents “the proportion of patients who are spared the adverse outcome as a result of having received the experimental rather than the control therapy.”

What is the relative risk reduction?

Relative risk reduction (RRR) tells you by how much the treatment reduced the risk of bad outcomes relative to the control group who did not have the treatment.

I included this study to give a perspective on the risk/rewards of this common treatment because I have had a significant number of patients over the years suffer side effects of statins. Consider your options!

Walter Green: “Say it Now” 

I heard about Walter and his idea on a podcast. I think expressing gratitude is a health building, health optimizing activity for those expressing and receiving thanks!

Say It Now is a movement to change how and when we express gratitude for the people who’ve meant so much in our lives, from too late to right now. How? By empowering people with easy tools to jumpstart their gratitude journey. Whether expressed in writing, verbally or at a group event, letting someone know how much you appreciate them is a transformative experience – for their life and yours!


Recipe of the Month: Baked Korean BBQ Chicken Thighs

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This paleo-friendly meal is easy, flavorful, and low effort!