Another weekly Health News For You – from Denver Chiropractic Center

While Dr. Hyman is on vacation this week, Dr. Stripling and Dr. May are in the office all  week if you need them! Remember, we have 3 fully certified Active Release chiropractors on staff!

Mental Attitude: Attention & Self-Control. When thinking about being healthy, people were less likely to eat unhealthy foods, whether or not they deemed them to be tasty. And they were more likely to eat healthy- untasty foods. Thinking about being healthy led subjects to say “no” to foods more often than they did when asked to make decisions naturally. So the next time you feel the magnetic pull of the golden arches, try to think about what it’ll do to your health. Maybe it’ll at least push you towards the salad.  Journal of Neuroscience, July 2011

Health Alert: Pharmaceutical Ads Do Not Follow FDA Guidelines. A survey of 192 pharmaceutical ads in biomedical journals found that only 18% were compliant with FDA guidelines; 57.8 % failed to quantify serious risks, including death; 48.2% lacked verifiable references; and 28.9% failed to present adequate efficacy quantification. Remember your health is your responsibility. Public Library of Science, Aug 2011

Diet: Increase In Food Allergies. 8% of children have food allergies, with almost 40% reporting severe reactions, an increase of 18% from 10 years ago. Peanut allergies among children have tripled, going from 1 in 250 in 1997 to 1 in 70 in 2008 (this includes Dr. Glenn’s oldest son, Andrew. No idea how or why). Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011

Exercise: Good Reasons. Exercise assists in efforts to stop smoking, helps you to relax, can help improve short-term memory in older individuals, and helps relieve many of the common discomforts of pregnancy (backache, heartburn, constipation, etc.). Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health, 1996

Chiropractic: Backpack Pains? Backpacks that are too heavy or used improperly can pull on ligaments and muscles, causing aches and pains in the neck and back, resulting in acute or chronic back pain. Things to look for in a backpack: Wide, padded, and adjustable shoulder straps; two straps; padded back; lightweight with a lot of compartments. University of Medicine New Jersey, Sept 2011

Quote: “A leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Active Release Techniques: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is an entrapment of the nerve that goes to the thumb and first two fingers, the Median Nerve. While the nerve can indeed become entrapped in the actual carpal tunnel, it can also get pinched or pressured by the muscles of the forearm. Statistics from Dr. Hyman’s Active Release Corporate Solutions work since 2004 show overwhelmingly that ART treatment is a great first option for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. In approximately 90% of cases, total symptom resolution was reported. It should be noted that some cases (most of these cases were over 3 years old) did in fact require surgery. If you or someone you know is suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, call us today. 303.300.0424