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December 2012 Health Newsletter


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» Ideal Weight Loss = Safe, Rapid Results
» Acute Low Back Pain? You May Qualify for No-Cost Visits
» Steroid Shots Do Little to Improve Sciatica
» World Diabetes at Record Levels, But Half Are Undiagnosed
» Injuries Increasing for Kids Using Bounce Houses
» American Diets Vary Widely, Many Fall Short of Guidelines

Ideal Weight Loss = Safe, Rapid Results

Now is the time to make 2018 your best year yet. 

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 2018


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Acute Low Back Pain? You May Qualify for No-Cost Visits

A new study has begun in Lakewood, Colorado to assess the effectiveness of various treatments for acute low-back pain. 

Participants who have acute low-back pain (duration of 1-6 weeks) may be included. One of the treatments to be evaluated is high-watt laser therapy.   To see if you qualify to be part of this study (and no cost visits) please contact our office at 303 205-0501.  A short phone survey will help determine if you qualify.

You have nothing to lose, but your acute low-back pain.

Call our office today at 303 205-0501.

Author: Robert C. Nelson, DC, PC
Source: LiteCure
Copyright: Robert C. Nelson, DC, PC 2012


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Steroid Shots Do Little to Improve Sciatica

A recent Australian medical study found that spinal injections of corticosteroids had no measurable effect on sciatica pain. Sciatica is a common symptom that consists of leg pain caused by nerve irritation or impingement of the spinal nerve roots of the lower back and/or the sciatic nerve itself. In randomized controlled trials, researchers found little difference in the relief offered by the injections and a placebo. After analyzing results from nearly two dozen clinical trials involving thousands of sciatica patients, they concluded that the shots did little to help. Despite this, in recent years the use of epidural steroid injections to treat back pain has soared from 741,000 in 2000 to approximately 1,438,000 in 2004. In the U.S., corticosteroid shots are expensive, often costing hundreds of dollars per shot. Recently, a tainted supply of a steroid included in the trials was tied to a nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis that infected 400 people and led to 31 deaths. The researchers concluded that sciatica patients should consult with their physician and consider alternate forms of treatment, including chiropractic care and only in extreme cases, surgery.



Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine, online November 13, 2012.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2012


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World Diabetes at Record Levels, But Half Are Undiagnosed

A new report published by the International Diabetes Federation puts the worldwide number of people living with diabetes at 371 million, up from 366 million a year ago. The IDF estimates that of that number, 187 million people do not yet know they are suffering from the condition. Limited access to healthcare in developing nations often means the disease goes undiagnosed. While often viewed as primarily a Western problem, diabetes is spreading rapidly in poorer countries; four out of five diabetics now live in low and middle-income countries. Treatment of diabetes in these countries is often more difficult, especially when it comes to insulin, which requires refrigeration to prevent deterioration. The report projects that over 552 million people will have developed diabetes by 2030. Untreated, the disease can lead to serious complications, including blindness, nerve and kidney damage. Worldwide, over 4.8 million people a year die from diabetes, making it one of a number of health conditions, including cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, that healthcare campaigners want included in the next set of global development goals.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Reuters. November 14, 2012.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2012


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Injuries Increasing for Kids Using Bounce Houses

Experts recently reported that the number of children in the US injured while using inflatable bounce houses has increased to 15 times 1995 levels. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found that there are now approximately five injuries annually per 100,000 children. While the bounce-related injuries are much lower than trampoline injuries, the researchers point out that the study allows parents to make informed decisions. The number of kids being brought into emergency rooms for bounce-related accidents increased from 702 in 1995 to 11,311 children in 2010. The rise in the rate of injuries was attributed both to an increase in the use of the inflatable toys and better reporting of mishaps. Injuries reported included, broken bones, sprains, contusions, cuts and bruises. Researchers suggest parents follow simple guidelines when children use bounce houses to minimize risk, including limiting use to children 6 years old and older, limiting the number of children using them to at one time and only allowing use with adult supervision.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Pediatrics, online November 26, 2012.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2012


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American Diets Vary Widely, Many Fall Short of Guidelines

A new survey of 8,272 Americans’ eating habits, unsurprisingly confirms that many in the US fall short of nutritional recommendations. The study, conducted by the USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, compared what people said they ate to nutritional guidelines published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The study’s authors found that children and the elderly generally ate a healthier diet than younger and middle aged adults, and that women ate better than men. Differences were also noted along racial lines, with Hispanics generally enjoying higher-quality diets than blacks or whites. Similarly, income appeared to play a factor, as higher income adults generally met more of the guidelines. No group, however, came close to meeting all of the recommendations. In recent years, the American diet has come under close scrutiny, due to an explosion in the public rates of obesity, diabetes and heart-disease. The researchers suggest Americans eat more fruits and vegetables and increase their levels of physical exercise.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, online November 19, 2012.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2012


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