|Dr. Heidi |
The latest report, published by in the Journal of the American Medicine
said, "Men have caught up to women with respect to their prevalence of obesity...We continue to see an inching up of obesity among males."
In honor of Father's Day I'd like to dedicate this newsletter to helping change this trend and hope to educate the men in our lives toward better health!
One important research discovery is the connection between consuming wheat and weight gain, diabetes and ill health. Important distinctions are being made in science recognizing that the wheat your grandmother used to bake her bread is dramatically different from the one we are consuming today. The wheat found in the U.S. today is a scientifically engineered food product developed in the last 50 years. This type of wheat is being proven to be very unhealthy yet most Americans consume 55 lbs of it per year!!! And while filling up with "fattening, inflammatory, addictive" bread and bread products (pasta, crackers, pastries etc) we eat less and less fiber-filled fruits & vegetables. This often leads to high cholesterol and the use of cholesterol lowering drugs (statins). The FDA is now acknowledging that these drugs cause; liver problems AND type 2 diabetes perpetuating a downward spiral of weight gain & ill health.
On the flip side of this research, a study has just been published that Chiropractic adjustments in men increase brain glucose metabolism, resulting in lower stress levels, more relaxed cervical muscle tone as well as decreasing their risk of Alzheimers, ADHD, OCD and Diabetes. (For more information, be sure to check out my recommended reading links below.)
My personal hope is that we can create some practical ways to keep our men healthy. Getting off wheat, maintaining a healthy weight, making informed decisions regarding the use of statin drugs and getting our men adjusted are proven to be important steps!
Until our next adjustment....
Yours in health,
Dr. Heidi & The InnerMovement Wellness Team
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|LANCE ARMSTRONG, CHIROPRACTIC DEVOTEE
Jeff Spencer, DC, served as the team Chiropractor for the Postal and Discovery Channel Professional Cycling Teams.
Here is what Lance Armstrong said about him, "Jeff is part doctor, part guru, part medicine man... we believed Jeff could fix any and all of our problems... While he fixed us physically, he also fixed us mentally... If you judged the most important man on the Postal team by foot traffic in and out his door, then it was Jeff. Without him, we knew we'd never make it to Paris."
- Lance Armstrong, Every Second Counts
What does the research have to say about Lance Armstrong's high regard for Chiropractic? The review of the current research suggests that Chiropractic statistically documents significant improvements in respiration, range of motion, heart rate variability and autonomic function, endocrine function, cardiovascular function, immune function, muscle strength and overall athletic ability of "healthy" or specific-function "normal" individuals.
Other studies have documented statistically significant increases or improvements in neurocognitive functions such as reaction-time and information processing, visual acuity, stress and reproductive hormones, healing / recovery time, and the general health following or during Chiropractic care.
Spine in Sports 2005, Pages 113-134
7 PAINS MEN SHOULD NEVER IGNORE
Men grow up with a "rub some dirt on it and get back in the game" mentality when it comes to body pains and aches, but there are some pains that shouldn't be ignored:
1. Severe back pain
2. Sudden groin pain
3. Persistent foot or shin pain
4. Sharp pain in the abdomen
5. Transient Chest Pain
6. Leg pain with swelling
7. Painful urination
Should these symptoms present themselves, it's best to consult a professional rather than "suffer through it".
|THE EFFECTS OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE
ON THE BRAIN
Chiropractic spinal manipulation (CSM) is an alternative treatment that tens of millions of Americans routinely opt for each year. The autonomic nervous system is often involved in spinal dysfunction as well as the more well-known effects on the muscle and joint systems.
A recent study conducted on 12 men examined the effects of CSM on cerebral metabolic changes using a P.E.T. (positron emission tomography) scan device.
Marked changed in cerebral glucose metabolism that lowered stress and reduced pain.
Why is glucose metabolism important?
Just as your body needs certain "fuels" to run effectively and efficiently, the brain uses glucose as a primary fuel for energy generation. A complex system regulates glucose metabolism to maintain normal cellular function. Chronic decreases in cerebral glucose metabolism have been linked to Alzheimers, ADHD, OCD and Diabetes.
To learn more about how Chiropractic Care can reduce or eliminate pain, improve your overall health and quality of life, call us to schedule your appointment at (818) 549-1300.
|Thought to ponder...
"A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time - pills or stairs."
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Smoothie of the Month - Protein Power!
Protein is a key nutrient found naturally in every cell in your body. Your body continuously needs to replace lost proteins, and does so by taking nutrients from the food you eat so it's important that you incorporate protein into your diet. Men should be consuming 25-35% of their daily calories from protein.
Protein Power Smoothie (1 serving)
contains 20g of protein
- ½ cup any milk alternative (soy, rice, almond, hemp or coconut milk)
- ¼ cup low-fat plain yogurt or soy yogurt
- 1 tablespoons protein powder (we recommend our WHEY powder - on special this month!)
- 2 teaspoons peanut butter or almond butter
- 1 teaspoon finely ground flaxseeds
- 1 ½ teaspoon olive, almond or hemp oil
- ½ banana
- Crushed ice - optional; can be added if a colder smoothie is desired
- Place all ingredients in a blender.
- Cover & blend until smooth. (Adjust liquid as necessary by adding more milk.)
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!
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