Denver Chiropractic Center – The 1-Page Health News. Our Denver chiropractor is back from the beach.

This past Thursday I hopped a plane to San Diego to teach at the Active Release Techniques Spine Conference though Saturday night. Lucky for me, the hotel was across the street from Pacific Beach where I spent whatever free time I had riding a boogie board. Today I am back in the office ready to help you. If you need us, call us 303.300.0424.


Health Alert: Septic Tanks May Allow Human Waste into Nearby Waterways.
A new study suggests that septic tanks don’t prevent fecal bacteria from seeping into nearby rivers and lakes. Researchers analyzed 64 river systems and found bacterial concentrations were highest where there were higher numbers of septic systems in the watershed area. Previously, experts thought soil worked as a natural treatment system that could filter human sewage. Dr. Joan Rose, an international expert in water microbiology, water quality, and public health safety adds that the study “has important implications on the understanding of relationships between land use, water quality, and human health as we go forward.”
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, August 2015

Diet: Spinach Extract May Help Curb Hunger.
Men with above-average blood pressure may want to consider eating more spinach. A study involving thirty men revealed that consuming a spinach extract containing thylakoids reduced cravings for saltier foods over the following two hours. Co-author Dr. Frank L. Greenway summarizes, “The reduction in hunger and the desire for salty food that we saw in this study might make thylakoids particularly useful for [males] with high blood pressure and associated weight problems.”
Journal of the American College of Nutrition, June 2015

Exercise: Could a New Molecule Mimic Exercise?
Scientists have developed a molecule called “compound 14” that may one day help type 2 diabetics and obese patients reduce blood glucose levels and improve glucose tolerance. In a study on mice, researchers observed that compound 14 mimics the effect of exercise by causing cells to “think” they have run out of energy, thereby causing them to increase glucose uptake and metabolism. Obese mice that consumed the molecule for seven days lost weight and had more normal blood sugar readings than obese mice that just ate their normal diet.
Chemistry & Biology, July 2015

Chiropractic: Specific Chiropractic Technique Helps Stenosis Pain and Disability.
A study involving thirty patients with lumbar spinal stenosis found that flexion-distraction is an effective intervention for reducing both the pain and disability associated with this condition. In the study, half of the patients underwent a course of physical therapy while the other half received flexion-distraction treatments three times a week for six weeks. While both groups reported improvements in pain and disability, the results were more significant in the flexion-distraction group.
Journal of Physical Therapy Science, June 2015

Wellness/Prevention: Urine Test Could Catch Pancreatic Cancer Sooner.
Researchers have uncovered a biomarker for pancreatic cancer that can be detected in urine samples. The discovery may pave the way for a low-cost, noninvasive test that could detect the disease in its earlier stages. Currently, early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is uncommon, with approximately 80% of patients being diagnosed at later stages. Lead researcher Dr. Tatjana Crnogorac-Jurcevic explains, “We’ve always been keen to develop a diagnostic test in urine as it has several advantages over using blood. It’s an inert and far less complex fluid than blood and can be repeatedly and noninvasively tested… This is a biomarker panel with good specificity and sensitivity and we’re hopeful that a simple, inexpensive test can be developed and be in clinical use within the next few years.”
Clinical Cancer Research, August 2015

Thanks for reading,

 Dr. Glenn Hyman’s Denver Chiropractic Center


New research- why you should call a Denver chiropractor first…

A recent study confirms the idea that for certain painful problems – back, neck, hip or shoulder problems – your first call should be to a chiropractic office like ours (303.300.0424 if you need us).

Swiss researchers contacted 719 patients who initially visited either a doctor of chiropractic (DC) or medical doctor (MD) for either spinal, hip, or shoulder pain. The patients who sought care from a DC first reported higher scores for both satisfaction with the care they received as well as the outcome of care. The researchers add that the total costs associated with patients who sought chiropractic care were four-times lower than those who sought medical care first.

While we can’t fix 100% of the problems that people bring to us, we certainly will try our hardest to fix 100%. With Active Release Techniques, our success rate is pretty high. And if we can’t help you (or your friends or family) we will refer you out to someone else. Your trust in times of need is greatly appreciated. (Study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, August 2015)

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Health Alert: Bigger Families Mean More Sickness.
Being part of a big family boosts the risk of passing on viral infections that cause colds, flu, and other respiratory infections. In a recent study, researchers found viral infections were present in childless households an average of three to four weeks a year. In homes with one child, viral infections were present for 18 weeks a year and the number jumped to 45 weeks a year in homes with six children. Study co-author Dr. Carrie Byington writes, “A lot families go through wave after wave of illness. In fact, some of the kids we monitored had symptoms for 20 to 25 weeks in a row… This study helps us to understand what is normal in young children, and can help us determine when illness should be a cause for concern.”
Clinical Infectious Diseases, August 2015

Diet: Meat Intake May Influence a Man’s Fertility.
A new study concerning couples undergoing vitro fertilization treatment has found that males who consume a lot of processed meats have lower fertilization rates than men whose diet contains few, if any, processed meats. Researcher Dr. Natan Bar-Chama writes, “Decreasing processed-meat consumption can now be added to the list of recommendations — such as to stop smoking, decrease alcohol consumption and lose weight — that we can offer to men prior to fertility treatments to optimize outcomes.”
Fertility & Sterility, August 2015

Exercise: Even a Little Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity Benefits Those Over 60.
An analysis of published research suggests that just a little moderate-to-vigorous physical activity every week can curb the risk of early death among those over the age of 60. Though current recommendations call for 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, the data suggests that performing as little as half of the recommended amount can provide health benefits for older adults. The authors conclude, “Based on these results, we believe that the target for physical activity in the current recommendations might be too high for older adults and may discourage some of them… The fact that any effort will be worthwhile may help convince those 60% of participants over 60 years of age, who do not practice any regular physical activity, to become active.”
British Journal of Sports Medicine. August 2015

Wellness/Prevention: Signs of Heat Stroke.
Heat stroke occurs when the body’s heat-regulating system fails to work properly due to high temperature. Potential heat stroke symptoms include having a body temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) or higher, confusion, irritability, becoming red or flushed, nausea, vomiting, rapid breathing, headache, rapid heart rate, seizures, and becoming comatose.
Mayo Clinic, August 2015