October 2017 Health Newsletter

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» Ideal Weight Loss = Safe, Rapid Results
» Massage Therapy
» Save on Acupuncture
» High Watt Laser Therapy - Relief Available Today
» New Study Sheds Further Light on the Risks of Opioid Use
» Walking and Cycling Linked to Reduced Risk of Being Hospitalized with Sciatica
» Mindful Coffee Consumption Can Lead to Better Health

Ideal Weight Loss = Safe, Rapid Results

The end of summer is coming but it's not too late to make 2017 your year. YOUR HEALTH IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE! Reach your weight loss and health goals quickly and safely. 

Start today to learn a new healthy lifestyle!

Our medically developed diet program focuses on weight loss, followed by a smarter nutritional education to support better lifestyle changes.

Ideal Protein has ranked #1 on the "The Most Popular Diets of 2015" list by DietsInReview.com, the largest and most trusted diet resource on the web. Ideal Protein has jumped 12 places from it's #13 postition in 2014, beating out competition from diet programs Weight Watchers, NutriSystem, Optifast and Medifast.  

Did you know that by losing just 10% of your body weight, you could significantly improve your health?
The Ideal Protein weight loss program works! The best success comes from following all 4 phases of the program, including maintenance. This helps ensure a long term result. Call us if you would like a refresher or to restart.
All dieters have the option of receiving daily email tips from Ideal Protein. Please let us know if you would like to receive them (or if you have difficulties viewing them). Valuable resources!

Please call for more information about upcoming class dates. 

There is no cost for the classes, but we do request a call to reserve your place. Space is limited, so call now. We'd love to have you join us whether you are new to the program, or you would like to join us to receive some new ideas.

Please call 303-205-0501 for more information.
A private consultation on weight loss is also available for $25.

We have a generous supply of the delicious NEW Ideal Protein products. Nacho Cheese or Sweet Chili Dorados, Bacon & Cheddar Omelet Mix, Mushroom and Parmesan Couscous Risotto, Chocolatey Caramel Mug Cake and more...along with Bleu Cheese, Honey Dijon, Balsamic, and Classic Italian Salad Dressings.

Call 303-205-0501
Additional information available at www.idealprotein.com

Author: Robert C. Nelson, DC, PC
Source: Ideal Protein
Copyright: Robert C. Nelson, DC, PC 2017


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Massage Therapy

Summer will soon come to an end but fun, fall activites will abound. Don't continue to suffer and miss out. Relax and refresh your mind, body and soul.

Also, consider the gift of massage therapy for your loved ones. It's the perfect gift to show you really care.   

SOLUTIONS MASSAGE THERAPY is the cure for aches, pains, stress, and so much more! 
Call Tory Curtis at 303-667-9762 or visit www.solutionsmassage.com to schedule your appointment today.

New clients, mention this ad and receive $5 off your first massage.

 

 

Author: Tory Curtis, LMT
Source: Tory Curtis
Copyright: Tory Curtis 2017


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Save on Acupuncture

Fed up that nagging pain and you're not sure where to turn? Look no further.                  

Add acupuncture to your treatment plan, and enjoy many benefits!

We suggest a series of at least three acupuncture treatments to begin with, yet many patients report pain relief and enhanced well being with their very first session.

  • Call us today at 303-205-0501 to set up your acupuncture appointment and receive a discount when done in conjunction with your adjustment. Mention this ad to receive a discount.

 

Author: Dr. Robert C. Nelson
Source: Office Specials
Copyright: Dr. Robert C. Nelson 2017


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High Watt Laser Therapy - Relief Available Today

 

Amazing Results & Advanced Pain Relief with Laser Therapy  

  Medical lasers have become an integral part of many clinical procedures. The new higher power systems are able to treat a wider range of disorders. This new high watt Class IV Laser is a non-surgical, painless, drug free treatment option for many conditions such as:

  • Low Back Strain
  • Bulging, Fused or Slipped Discs
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
  • Arthritic Conditions
  • Post Surgical Recovery
  • Headaches, including Migraine
  • Sports Injuries (Pulled Hamstrings, Calves, Etc.)
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • And many more joint, muscle, circulatory and inflammatory conditions

There is no discomfort during treatment, simply a deep, gentle warmth as your body's cells respond to the light. There are no known side effects; it is a noninvasive therapy with long-lasting results.

We are very excited to offer this Advanced Pain Relief.
The goal is reducing pain, restoring function and improving lives.

Contact us for your consultation and appointment. Call 303 205-0501 today.

Author: Dr. Robert C. Nelson
Source: LiteCure Lasers for Life
Copyright: Dr. Robert C. Nelson 2017


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New Study Sheds Further Light on the Risks of Opioid Use

As you have probably heard, the country is currently in the grips of a massive opioid epidemic. In 2010, 16,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose. That was four times as many as in 1999. By 2015, that number had nearly tripled to 52,000 deaths. The death toll continues to rise. This problem is formally recognized by the Department of Health and Human Services. This past March, the governor of Maryland even went so far as to declare a State of Emergency because of the problemís severity. While the epidemic is full of complexity, one factor certainly playing a role in its growth is that these powerful medications are prescribed to many patients after only minor operations.†

Factors That May Lead to Opioid Abuse

According to a recent study, patients are equally likely to become chronic opioid users after minor operations as they are following major ones. Among people who are prescribed opioids for reasons unrelated to surgery, only 0.4% will develop a problem. After a major surgery, the rate is 6.5%. However, that is only slightly higher than the rate for patients who have had minor operations, which is 5.9%. A better identifier for who will become a chronic user seems to be the personís history with chronic pain. Those who became addicted to opioids after any type of surgery were 50% more likely to have previously suffered from arthritis or chronic back pain. Smoking also played a role. Smokers were 34% more likely to abuse opioids they were prescribed following surgery. For those who had preexisting substance or alcohol use problems, the odds of becoming addicted were also 34% higher.† These factors have led many experts to call for better screening practices before opioids are prescribed.††

Donít Risk Becoming a Victim of the Opioid Epidemic

No one plans to become addicted to opioids, but when you combine the strength of these drugs and the pain people are often in when they begin taking them, itís not hard to see how we got to a crisis. It also shouldnít come as too much of a surprise that people with chronic back pain are especially susceptible to becoming addicted. The pain can be so severe that patients will accept just about any fate if it means some kind of relief. Fortunately, if you experience pain, your local chiropractor may be able to help. Their noninvasive treatments can be quick, are often highly effective, and importantly donít involve the use of prescription medications. In fact, some patients feel better than they have in years after just one adjustment. Call your local chiropractor today if youíre suffering from pain that wonít seem to go away.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JAMA Surgery, online April 12, 2017.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2017


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Walking and Cycling Linked to Reduced Risk of Being Hospitalized with Sciatica

Perhaps youíre already aware that a number of lifestyle factors increase a personís risk of developing sciatica, including smoking and obesity. However, new research reveals that cycling and walking could have an equally effective opposite effect. A recent study followed a group of over 35,000 people for up to 30 years. It discovered that the risk of being hospitalized for sciatica was increased by 33% if people smoked or were obese, while regularly commuting to work by bicycle or on foot lowered their risk by 33%.

The Risks Involved in Developing Sciatica
The study reported that up to 5% of people suffer from sciatica, an often painful condition. Sciatica normally originates from a compressed nerve root and herniated disc, which causes shooting pains along the sciatic nerve. This extends from the lower back right down the back of a personís legs. Even though it rarely leads to hospitalization or surgery, itís often considered a more severe and long-lasting source of low back pain. Four long-term studies were analyzed by the team in Finland, with a total of 1,259 hospitalizations for sciatica occurring during the follow-up time of 12-30 years. The researchers looked at various risk factors, including occupation, education, sex, age, obesity, body mass index, and smoking, along with the duration, intensity, and frequency of physical activity. Although smokers saw an increased risk of 33%, former smokers didnít share this same risk. Furthermore, the risk of hospitalization was increased by 36% in obese patients Ė with abdominal fat increasing the risk to 41%. However, regardless of any other activity or the body weight of the patient, commuting to work via bicycle or on foot reduced their risk by 33%.

Overcoming Sciatica
Speaking about the study, lead author, Dr. Rahman Shiri, said they were surprised to see that no effect on hospitalization was witnessed by any other form of leisure time physical activities. However, they believe this may be due to the fact that regular, moderate activities like cycling and walking donít add strain to the back as opposed to higher-intensity exercises that will. Although the study was limited by the fact that it only used self-reported data and couldnít verify additional health factors for sciatica hospitalization, it does emphasize the benefits of moving around frequently, maintaining a healthy weight, and not smoking. Furthermore, studies have indicated that sciatica patients noticed a significant improvement when they underwent a number of treatments, including spinal manipulation. This process is carried out by a licensed doctor of chiropractic to reduce the nerve irritability that causes pain, muscle spasm, inflammation, and other symptoms associated with sciatica. If your sciatica is causing you discomfort and pain, contact your local chiropractor today.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: American Journal of Medicine, online July 24, 2017.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2017


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Mindful Coffee Consumption Can Lead to Better Health
Mindfulness is a popular concept these days, and it is often used as a way to help individuals make better life and health choices. And while itís no secret that reducing your sugar consumption can help with weight loss and general improvement in health, both are often easier said than done. A recent study conducted at the University of Minnesota has shown that mindfully consuming your coffee without sugar may help with not only weight loss but also a more focused approach to choices.

Drinking Unsweetened Coffee Can Lead to Mindfulness
Participants in the University of Minnesota study were divided into three groups. One group went cold turkey and immediately began drinking unsweetened coffee. A second group was allowed to gradually reduce the amount of sugar they added to their coffee. A third group was taught how to discern different flavors and tastes in coffee, and was instructed to mindfully drink their sugar-free brew by focusing on the sensations and the different flavors that were present in the beverage. They learned how to be mentally present to the action of drinking coffee, and in some cases to enjoy the beverage more than they had in the past.† After one month, the mindfulness group drinkers were more likely to enjoy their coffee and the drinking experience. They also continued to drink coffee sugar free more often than the other two groups who immediately eliminated or gradually reduced the amount of sweetener they added to their coffee.

Reducing Sugar Intake can Help Promote Food Awareness
Researchers suggest that the combination of reducing sugar intake as a tool to promote health, in conjunction with being mindful about the action, may lead to a longer-term healthier lifestyle. It is believed that making a conscious decision, in this case eliminating sugar in coffee, focuses attention on actions and being a participant in the choice, which can lead to mindfulness in other life choices. In an interview one of the researchers noted that beginning a lifestyle change is relatively easy, but sustaining change is very challenging. Researchers anticipated that most participants would go back to adding sweetener to their coffee, yet the majority of participants in the mindfulness group continued drinking their coffee sugar-free.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: J Health Psychol 2017.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2017


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