Before we get started here, we want to thank all of you who have referred friends, family and colleagues to us. Referrals have always been our greatest source for new patients, and we appreciate the trust you show when you tell others about us.
Dr. Hyman will be out of the office next week (week of April 15), but Dr. Stripling will be here to help you. Dr. Stripling’s latest video will show you how to use a one-dollar tool to help you warm up and move better. The link is below.
“I didn’t touch Wally’s junky toy plane. Besides, when I threw it out the window, it didn’t even fly.”
~ Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver
Mental Attitude: Cash and Weight Loss?
Researchers found money is an effective incentive when motivating people to lose weight. 62% of participants who received financial incentives ($20 if they met their monthly goal vs. paying $20 if they fell short of their goal) met their goal, compared with 26% of the non-incentive group. In the incentive group, the participants’ mean weight loss was 9.1 lbs (~4.1 kg), and for the non-incentive group it was 2.3 lbs (~1 kg).
Mayo Clinic, March 2013
Health Alert: Get Healthier!
Epidemiologists estimate that 80% of the most common diseases are linked to obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. Obese people are at an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases, vascular diseases, hypertension, diabetes, and cancer. Regular physical activity lowers the risk of developing breast, colorectal, and cervical cancers.
National Center for Tumor Diseases, March 2013
Diet: Timing and Weight Loss.
In a study of over 400 overweight people, those who ate more of their calories earlier in the day lost more weight than those who skimped on (or skipped) breakfast or ate a later lunch.
International Journal of Obesity, January 2013
Exercise: Less Stress For Kids.
Children who exercise are less affected by stressful events than their more sedentary peers.
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, March 2013
Chiropractic: Disk Biochemistry.
Proper joint motion helps remove wastes and fluids from the disks of your spine and improves the flow of proper nutrients into the disk. It is important to understand that the disk does not have a direct blood supply, and disks only stay healthy with motion. With lack of motion (in the joints of he spine) there is decreased oxygen, glucose, sulfates, and proteoglycan content, all of which are essential for disk health.
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 1992 Regular spinal adjustments are the best way to maintain mobility your spine. If you haven’t been adjusted in a while, call us!
Wellness/Prevention: Mental Stimulation and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Alzheimer’s disease is thought to result from the build up of amyloid beta protein in the brain. This protein can interfere with nerve cell communication, gradually eroding a person’s mental processes and memory. Regular, prolonged exposure to a mentally stimulating environment appears to prevent amyloid beta proteins from negatively affecting the brain’s inner workings.
Neuron, March 2013
Video link: Dr. Stripling shows you how a one-dollar tool can get you moving before any workout.
If someone that you know has back pain, neck pain or headaches- we can help. Call us at 303.300.0424.
We hope you all had a great weekend and enjoyed the great weather. For those of you race, the season is really heating up. Just remember, the sooner you get those nagging aches and pains treated, the better. Don’t let a little twinge grow into something that ruins your season. Call us!
Dr. Stripling’s popular video series is back once again (link below). This week, he shows you how to keep your Achilles tendon happy. We see lots of calf injuries and Achilles problems at our clinic. Active Release and adjusting to restore proper mechanics get great results.
“The best doctor gives the least medicines.”
~ Benjamin Franklin
Mental Attitude: Decreasing Depression Symptoms in Adolescents.
Teenage students who received mindfulness training (a form of meditation therapy focused on exercising ‘attentiveness’) in school were almost half as likely to report depression related symptoms than their peers who received no such training. At a six month follow-up, these results held up.
Mindfullness, March 2013
Health Alert: Type 2 Diabetes Costs.
Diabetes cost the United States $245 billion in 2012. The new figure represents a 41% rise in just five years. The $245 billion includes $176 in direct medical costs (such as hospital and emergency care, visits to the doctor, and medications), and $69 billion resulting from indirect costs (such as absenteeism, reduced productivity, diabetes-related job loss, and productivity loss due to premature deaths). 26 million adults and children have type 2 diabetes, and another 79 million have pre-diabetes. Medical expenditure for people with diabetes is about 2.3 times higher than for people who don’t have the disease.
American Diabetes Association, March 2013
“Phyto” nutrients are substances of plant origin that appears to provide added natural protection against cardiovascular disease, cancers, and degeneration. They have anti-oxidant properties, which help with immunity, inflammation, growth, repair, and overall health. Fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and nuts are rich in phytonutrients.
Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2009
Exercise: Short Bouts.
Short bouts of moderately intense exercise seem to boost self-control, possibly due to increased blood and oxygen flow to pre-frontal area of brain. This is particularly important for children and teens, because well-developed higher brain functions are important for academic achievement.
British Journal of Sports Medicine, March 2013
Chiropractic: Standard Medical Care and Chiropractic.
Compared to those who received standard medical care (SMC) alone, military personnel (ages 18-35) with back pain who received chiropractic care in addition to SMC showed significantly more improvement in both decreased pain and increased physical function.
Spine, October 2012
Wellness/Prevention: Omega-3s Reduce Cancer Risk.
According to researchers at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, a lifelong diet containing omega-3 fatty acids may reduce cancer risk by as much as 30%.
The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, February 2013
If there’s someone that you know with back pain, neck pain or headaches- we can help. Call us at 303.300.0424.
Dr. Glenn Hyman, Dr. Jeff Stripling, Office Manager Natalie, & Erin Young LMT
Denver Chiropractic Center