June  2012
Issue: 5



In this issue we look at
  • High Intensity Interval Training
  •  Recent reports urging caution against Calcium Supplements and Hormone Replacement for women
  • From the Pollution Files: Diesel  Exhaust designated a Level 1 carcinogen, and CT scans linked to cancer in children
  •  Acupuncture Treatment for Osteoarthritis of the Knee again shown to be beneficial
  • My latest Acupuncture Research News   
 Remember Acupuncture is good for your body, mind and spirit. Come in and see me! And here's to a happy and healthy summer!

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Kristen Sparrow
P.S. Link to an interview with me in the Examiner, a good summary.
High Intensity Interval Training  High Intensity Interval Training: The Way to Go in a Time Crunch

The latest research shows that short bursts of high intensity training, 20 minutes,  can cut your work out times and leave you healthy and with more time for other pursuits.  
Calcium Supplements Not Necessary, Go With Food
Calcium and Vitamin D supplement are no longer recommended for healthy women.  Again, the risk of kidney stones and  heart attack outweigh the benefits.  Let's hear it for weight bearing exercise and green leafies!!Tennis for strength

Hormone Replacement Inadvisable for Bone Fractures, Dementia, or Heart Disease 
The US Preventative Task Force has spoken. Again.
 They stop short of saying that they should not be given for hot flashes etc...  I know women like the hormone replacement, but acupuncture works too! 
Age Gracefully

Warnings on CT Scans and Diesel  
CT Scans in Children can lead to Cancer. Diesel Exhaust Designated a Carcinogen.  The U.S. already receives too much radiation from diagnostic scans.  More consideration needed before scanning people!
urban running
Diesel fumes? Yikes!


Acupuncture and Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Another review of the literature shows that acupuncture for Osteoarthritis of the knee is beneficial.
From the Research Files   stress response profile of an acupuncture patient
Submitted my manuscript entitled Heart Rate Variability in the Acupuncture Clinic: Clinical Correlation and Lessons Learned.
Wish me luck!  Abstract here. And I'll let you know if it gets accepted.  For all the patients who have participated, a million thanks.
In This Issue
Fitness: High Intensity Interval Training
Calcium? Not So Much
Hormone Replacement Inadvisable
Too Much Radiation!
Acupuncture and Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Research Latest: HRV in the Acupuncture Clinic My Study
Ancient Wisdom Made Modern: Your Way to Long Life

Ancient Medicine Made Modern

Using both science and time honored teachings to ensure your health of body and spirit. Live long and be well!
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Kristen Sparrow, MD
2000 Van Ness Ave Ste 506
San Francisco, CA  94109