September 2017 Health Newsletter

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» Slow and Steady Is the Best Way to Lose Weight
» Ideal Weight Loss = Safe, Rapid Results
» Massage Therapy
» Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Could Help Your Low Back Pain
» Save on Acupuncture
» High Watt Laser Therapy - Relief Available Today
» New Study Sheds Further Light on the Risks of Opioid Use

Slow and Steady Is the Best Way to Lose Weight

We all know about the story of the tortoise and the hare and how steady and consistent pacing wins the race.  Well it turns out that applies to long-term weight loss as well. Individuals who lose small amounts of weight over a consistent period of time show more sustained overall weight loss than those who crash diet.

Successful Dieters Lose Consistent Amounts of Weight Weekly

Researchers out of Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA examined data on 183 overweight and obese adults who were participating in a weight loss program. The program offered meal replacement and structure for calorie monitoring and exercise. Over the course of the two-year program, the most successful dieters were those who showed a steady, consistent weight loss in the first three months, as opposed to those participants who had more variable weight loss on a week-to-week basis.

According to psychology researchers at Drexel, some participants go into the program trying to lose as much weight as possible right way. However, despite showing big losses one week, they are typically hungry and anxious and unable to sustain the diet program for more than a week or so. Frustrated, they regain some of the weight, get upset and try to lose as much as they can again, creating a cycles of losing and gaining.

Those dieters who set more modest goals typically were able to sustain their calorie and exercise goals over a prolonged period of time, leading to greater weight loss and improved health.

Consistent Behavior May Be the Key to Success

The study further showed that participants who were emotional eaters, binge eaters, or preoccupied with food at the beginning of the program tended to have greater weight loss variability and generally lost less weight overall. This suggests that effectively losing weight may have more to do with steady consistent behavior than changing one’s relationship with food.

While sometimes the best you can do is get back on track, it may be better in the long run to set modest, attainable goals rather than try to completely change beliefs and ideologies in the pursuit of improved health.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Obesity. September 2017. Volume 25, Issue 9, Pages 1461–1640.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2017


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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.

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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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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Could Help Your Low Back Pain

If you struggle with back pain, you may be surprised to learn that there’s a very popular, nonintrusive practice that could help you realize real relief. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) programs have grown in popularity lately, but they’ve been in use all over the world for decades. As a mind-based approach to the problem, MBSR can also be used as a complement to other physical methodologies for improving back pain.

What Is MBSR?

MBSR is a mental practice whereby people discipline themselves to only focus on the present moment, not the past or future. It’s an offshoot of mindfulness meditation that shares certain tenets with cognitive behavioral therapy. Practitioners use meditation to practice “staying present” and then incorporate this ability into their everyday lives. This form of treatment usually involves some version of yoga, as well.

Does MBSR Work?

Dennis Anheyer of the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany and a team of researchers looked at seven previously published studies on MBSR. In total, these studies involved 864 patients. They concluded that participants enjoyed small improvements after MBSR treatments for short periods of time. Some studies even resulted in patients experiencing meaningful improvements to their mobility, though they didn’t necessarily last for the long term. When MBSR was paired with yoga, the results for those with disabilities and other physical limitations were even better than when MBSR was used on its own. Dr. Judith A. Turner from the University of Washington in Seattle has also studied MBSR’s benefits. She points out that, compared to other low back pain treatments (e.g. opioid medication and surgery), MBSR involves minimal risks. It can also teach patients new ways to approach their chronic pain that can help lower its perceived severity. While more research into MBSR may be necessary, there’s certainly no reason not to try it. Countless other people have over the past several decades and, as Dr. Anheyer mentioned, it’s certainly safe. He did add, though, that if you meditate or exercise, you should do so regularly.

Spinal Manipulation Helps Relieve Back Pain

Another way you can definitely experience pain relief in your low back – or any area surrounding your spinal column – is to visit your local chiropractor. Spinal manipulation is proven to work, so, after just a single adjustment from a chiropractor, many experience reduced pain and improved mobility, in many cases even after struggling with chronic pain for years.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine, online April 25, 2017.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 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 problem’s 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 person’s 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.  

Don’t 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, it’s not hard to see how we got to a crisis. It also shouldn’t 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 don’t 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 you’re suffering from pain that won’t seem to go away.

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


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