Month: May 2014

Dr. Glenn Hyman’s Denver Chiropractic Center: Thirty Seconds on Thursday video

Kacee is back with this week’s Thirty Seconds on Thursday video. Just click on the video below and it will take to our youtube channel where it will play. This one will you help you simplify things and still look better at the pool. Not that we care about such things.

Dr. Glenn Hyman, Kacee Reinisch, Natalie Aceves, and Erin Young, Denver Chiropractic Center

Denver Chiropractic Center’s 1-Page Health News May 12, 2014

85 degrees last Sunday, 32 degrees yesterday, supposed to be 90 next Sunday- gotta love spring time in the Rockies! We hope all of you moms had a great Mother’s Day. Here is this week’s 1-Page Health News…

Diet: Green Tomatoes Could be the Answer to Bigger, Stronger Muscles.
Tomatidine, a compound in green tomatoes, appears to stimulate muscle growth and improve muscle strength and endurance in mice. If their findings translate to human subjects, investigators believe tomatidine may be used as part of a treatment for age-, illness-, and injury-related muscle atrophy.


The Journal of Biological Chemistry, April 2014Diet: Green Tea May Help Reduce Blood Sugar Spikes.

Research involving mice subjects reveals that specimens fed corn starch in addition to an antioxidant found in green tea called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) had a much smaller post-meal blood sugar spike than mice fed corn starch alone. According to the researchers, the amount of EGCG fed to the mice is equivalent to what you’d consume in 1.5 cups of green tea and if forthcoming studies on humans confirm their findings, it could help individuals better control their blood glucose levels following a meal.
Molecular Nutrition and Research, November 2012

Exercise: Women’s Exercise Performance Can Improve After Taking Iron.
Investigators at the University of Melbourne found that women who were iron deficient or anemic experienced significant fitness improvements after taking an iron supplement.
Journal of Nutrition, April 2014

Chiropractic: Expert Recommended.
After assessing the available evidence on risks and benefits, an expert panel recommended spinal manipulation of the neck as an appropriate treatment for patients with neck pain.
Task Force on Neck Pain and its Associated Disorders, 2008

Wellness/Prevention: Smartphone App Helps with Jet Lag?
A new Smartphone app called Entrain can help fight the frustrating issue of jet lag while traveling to different time zones. The app lets a user know when they need to be exposed to the brightest light possible and when they need to shelter in a dark environment in order to help regulate the body’s internal clock. Its developers hope their app can also help improve the health and quality of life for pilots and flight attendants, as well as shift workers.
PLOS Computational Biology, April 2014

Dr. Glenn Hyman’s Denver Chiropractic Center’s 1-Page Health News

Once again the 1-Page Health News is chock full of good stuff, like how marijuana affects the brain, germs on cutting boards, food poisoning in restaurants, and more!

 

Even Casual Marijuana Use Changes the Brain.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the brains of young adults who use marijuana at least once a week show alterations in the areas of the brain involved in motivation and emotion. Compared with non-users, marijuana users also appear to have a larger nucleus accumbens, the brain region involved in reward processing. Investigator Dr. Hans Breiter reports that their findings raise “a strong challenge to the idea that casual marijuana use isn’t associated with bad consequences.”
Journal of Neuroscience, April 2014

 

Health Alert: Drug-Resistant Germs Found on Cutting Boards!
Swiss scientists analyzed cutting boards from hospital cafeterias and private home kitchens after they were used to cut poultry but before the boards were washed. They found that 6.5% of hospital cutting boards and 3.5% of household cutting boards were contaminated with drug-resistant E. coli bacteria. This could pose a major health risk if the cutting boards are reused before being properly disinfected or if any food exposed to the cutting boards is not cooked at high enough temperatures to kill any bacterial contamination.
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, April 2014

Diet: Risk of Food Poisoning Higher in Restaurants.
Over the course of a decade in the United States (US), more people contracted food poisoning as a result of eating at a restaurant than eating at home. During this time, more than 1,600 restaurant-related food poisoning outbreaks sickened over 28,000 people while nine hundred food poisoning outbreaks were linked to homes, which affected over 13,000 individuals. Fortunately, the study found that food borne illness has decreased by 42% from 2002 to 2011.
Center for Science in the Public Interest, April 2014

Exercise: Does Specializing in One Sport Ensure Future Success?
Contrary to what some parents and coaches believe, researchers have found no evidence that athletes were more successful at earning a college scholarship or in starting a professional career if they only played one sport starting at a very young age. It appears that most of today’s successful athletes enjoyed multiple sports as children and waited until their teens to focus on only one sport.
American Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, April 2014

Chiropractic: Recommended for Back Pain.
Available evidence shows that spinal manipulation is more cost-effective and clinically effective than other accepted treatments for low back pain, including medical care.
Ontario Ministry of Health

Cover Your Mouth!
Using high-speed photography, researchers at MIT have discovered that individual droplets from coughing and sneezing are surrounded by an invisible cloud of gas that helps them travel up to 200 times farther than previously thought, even through building ventilation systems! Their findings reveal the importance of covering your mouth and nose with a tissue while sneezing or coughing to prevent the spread of germs.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, March 2014

 

 
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