Month: September 2014

Dr. Glenn Hyman’s Denver Chiropractic Center- kind words from a real patient

Starting last May, I was in ridiculous pain around my neck, shoulders and back. I had no idea why and, being a person who likes to give pain a nice long time to go away on its own, I didn’t seek help.  But I was growing more miserable. Finally, I went in for a massage… and had three more after that, with very little relief. I then went to my primary care doctor who took an x-ray, declared everything “fine,” and gave me Vicodin. I took one of those to help me sleep one night but vowed not to take any more. Still, I was becoming depressed over the pain and my inability to resolve it. I began losing hope.

Finally, I sought your care. And I SWEAR I will never, ever allow myself to suffer like that again because now I know the solution.  In the very first visit, you not only reduced the pain but you also restored my optimism!  I had hope that I could get better!  In just three more visits, the pain was utterly gone. I had my life and spunk back. I could exercise again. I could function comfortably and be the mom/wife/writer/person I wanted to be!

Pain can be so isolating and depressing. I just can’t thank you enough for helping me to emerge from it!

Janale

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

The 1-Page Health News:
 

Mental Attitude: Music Can Make You Feel Powerful.
Northwestern University researchers have found that individuals who listened to music with heavy bass reported higher feelings of power and formed more power-related words in a word-completion task compared with those who listened to music with less bass. Researcher Dennis Hsu writes, “Although significantly more research needs to be done before we can truly begin to understand music’s effects on our psychological experiences, I believe our findings provide initial evidence for the potential strategic use of music, especially in situations where people need to feel empowered.”
Social Psychological & Personality Science, August 2014

Health Alert: Elder Abuse Often Involves Finances.
According to researchers, many older adults have had their money or property stolen or used improperly at some point, and unfortunately, this abuse often occurs at the hands of their relatives. Older people are vulnerable to various forms of abuse, as they are often socially isolated or may be experiencing cognitive decline. Experts warn that doctors, policy makers, and caregivers need to pay more attention to this issue to prevent this form of elderly abuse.
Journal of General Internal Medicine, August 2014

Diet: Avocado Helps Vitamin A Intake.
Consuming a fresh avocado with foods like tomatoes and carrots helps the body more efficiently (from 6 to 12 times, in fact) convert the alpha and beta carotenes found in such produce into vitamin A. Finding ways to decrease vitamin A deficiency in developing countries is important, as it is the most common cause of blindness in such nations.
The Journal of Nutrition, August 2014

Exercise: Water-Based Exercise Bicycle as Good a Land-Based Exercise.
Biking, running, or walking can be difficult and painful for individuals who are overweight, have arthritis, or suffer from other joint issues. A recent study found that people who used an immersible bike in a pool experienced the same exercise-related benefits as those who used a stationary bike on dry land. Considering the number of people who find it difficult to exercise on land, the water option is very promising.
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, October 2012

Chiropractic: Whole Body Vibration Increases Back Pain Risk.
A review of twenty previously published studies regarding the relationship between whole body vibration (WBV) exposure at work and low back pain and sciatica found that employees in jobs with frequent exposure to WBV are more than twice as likely to experience localized or radiating back pain.
International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, August 2014

Wellness/Prevention: Exposure to Common Antibacterials Poses Dangers to Fetus.
There is a growing body of evidence that some compounds commonly used in antibacterial soaps, such as triclosan and triclocarban, can cause reproductive and developmental problems in animals and may pose the same risk in humans. Researchers tested urine samples from pregnant women and found triclosan was present in all the samples, while triclocarban was found in 85% of the urine tests. Half of umbilical cord blood samples indicated the presence of triclosan and the presence of triclocarban was also detected but to a lesser degree, meaning that both compounds are capable of transferring from mother to child in utero.
American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, August 2014

 

Dr. Glenn to re-release his first book

I’m currently revising my first book, “33 Days to a Stronger, Leaner, and Better You” for release on Amazon’s Kindle Platform!

The first version was self-published and a hit among my patients. I’m looking forward to making the book more accessible to a wider audience.

Here’s the Table of Contents:

Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….1

Agenda for Your 33 Day Program……………………………………………………………………………….1

Personal Purpose Worksheet……………………………………………………………………………………..3

The Stronger‐Leaner‐Better FoodSelf‐Test…………………………………………………………………4

The Stronger‐Leaner‐Better Exercise Self‐Test…………………………………………………………….5

The Stronger‐Leaner‐Better Sleep Self‐Test………………………………………………………………..6

The Stronger‐Leaner‐Better Stress Self‐Test……………………………………………………………….7

What Do These ScoresMean?…………………………………………………………………………………….8

Full Week 1 (Days 1-7)……………………………………………………………………………………………….9

Day 1‐ Nutrition‐ Water…………………………………………………………………………………………….10

Day 2‐ Exercise ‐ The 4 Primary Weight Training Exercises…………………………………………..12

Day 3‐ Sleep‐ Start Getting to Bed By 10:00……………………………………………………………….20

Day 4‐ Stress ‐ LearntoBreathe………………………………………………………………………………..23

Day 5‐ StartKeeping a Food Log……………………………………………………………………………….24

Day 6‐ ReviewDay /Victory day /Catchupday………………………………………………………….26

Day 7‐ Take it Easy,Have FunDay,Grocery Shopping…………………………………………………27

Full Week 2 (Days 8-14)…………………………………………………………………………………………..29

Day 8‐ Nutrition‐Getting EnoughQuality Protein……………………………………………………….30

Day 9‐ Exercise‐ Interval Cardio /Fat Loss Training……………………………………………………..34

Day 10‐ Sleep‐ Cut Downto Minimal Caffeine Use and Start Letting Your Adrenals

Recover…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..36

Day 11‐ Start Yoga /Grocery top‐off…………………………………………………………………………..38

Day 12‐ Take Out Your Food Journal and See ifDairy Products are Bothering You………..43

Day 13‐ ReviewDay /Victory Day /CatchUp Day………………………………………………………..44

Day 14‐ Take it Easy,Have FunDay,Grocery Shopping……………………………………………….45

Full Week 3 (Days 15-21)…………………………………………………………………………………………46

Day 15‐Nutrition‐ Kick the Sugar Habit……………………………………………………………………….47

Day 16‐ Exercise Stronger‐Leaner‐Better Abs /Designing Your OwnExercise Program…49

Day 17‐Sleep‐ The “TV Fast”……………………………………………………………………………………..54

Day 18‐ Stress‐ Address Your Stress Planning Session/Grocery Top‐Off……………………….55

Day 19‐ CatchUp onYour Food Journal /Doesn’t Fruit ContainSugar,Too?………………..58

Day 20‐ ReviewDay /Victory Day /CatchUp Day……………………………………………………….59

Day 21‐ Take it Easy,Have FunDay,Grocery Shopping,Previewof Day22(read before grocery shopping)……………………………………………………………………………………………………60

Full Week 4 (Days 22-28)………………………………………………………………………………………..61

Day 22‐ Nutrition‐Go GlutenFree – The 12DayExperiment…………………………………………62

Day 23‐Exercise ‐ Bodyweight Exercise Program………………………………………………………..64

Day 24‐ Sleep‐ ACheck‐Up for Your Bedroom……………………………………………………………69

Day 25‐Stress‐ HiddenDigestive Problems/Grocery Top‐Off………………………………………71

 

Day 26‐ CatchUp onYour Food Journal / Is Fatthe Boogey Man?……………………………….73

Day 27‐ ReviewDay /Victory Day /CatchUp Day……………………………………………………….74

Day 28‐ Take it Easy,Have FunDay,Grocery Shopping………………………………………………75

The Final Five Days………………………………………………………………………………………………….76

Day 29‐ Take a Look Back at All ThatYou’ve Accomplished&The 90/10Rule………………77

Day 30‐ Supplements: The Good,The Bad,andThe Useless……………………………………….78

Day 31‐ Meet the Kettlebell………………………………………………………………………………………79

Day 32‐Schedule a Sleep‐InWeekend /PlanYour Next Vacation/Grocery Top‐Off……..83

Day 33‐ Where Do YouGo From Here?………………………………………………………………………84

Referencesand Further Reading………………………………………………………………………………85

The Stronger‐Leaner‐Better FoodSelf‐Test……………………………………………………………….88

The Stronger‐Leaner‐Better Exercise Self‐Test………………………………………………………….89

The Stronger‐Leaner‐Better Sleep Self‐Test………………………………………………………………90

The Stronger‐Leaner‐Better Stress Self‐Test……………………………………………………………..91

The Food Logs………………………………………………………………………………………………………….93

Workout Calendar………………………………………………………………………………………………….122

About Dr. Glenn Hyman………………………………………………………………………………………….123

 

Stay tuned for more to come.