Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Road to Successful Weight Management

A New Doctor and A New Lecture! “Road to Successful Weight Management”

On March 3, 2010 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm our new chiropractor Dr. Weekes will present the lecture “Road to Successful Weight Management”.
We welcome you to come learn a balanced approach to incorporating exercise and nutrition into your life, and how chiropractic care will support your goal to reach your optimal health. An Increase in healthy activity comes with an increase in nutrient requirements, and successful weight management can be difficult without a strong plan.
Please call or e-mail our office to reserve your space, 303-221-3600 or

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A-C-C-H-H-H-O-O-O-O Prepared or Aren’t You?

A-C-C-H-H-H-O-O-O-O Prepared or Aren’t You?

Hold onto your sneeze tissues . . . and everyone else’s. The National Center for Disease Control in Atlanta predicts a very severe flu season this winter. Numerous cases of H1N1 and Influenza have been reported.

Experts say help is here. According to the finest holistic physicians and researchers, you can actually strengthen your immune system and reduce the likelihood of infection.

Here’s how it works. A strong immune system prevents the flu virus from multiplying in your nose and throat. Some lifestyle factors serve to weaken the immune system. These are stress, lack of exercise, lack of sleep and a poor diet. Constant exposure to stress causes the adrenal glands to weaken, thereby reducing the production of a natural anti-inflammatory hormone, which fights illness. Give yourself a gift and make time in your schedule for aerobic exercise, yoga, mediation, and progressive relaxation and visualization techniques for stress reduction. Also make sure you are getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night.

Aerobic each day keeps the germs always. Are you aware that a little exercise daily will elevate your body temperature which increases the number of germ-fighting white blood cells. Another plus of aerobic exercise is that it increases blood flow, oxygenation and the distribution of nutrient to all parts of the body. This helps the immune system do its job.. How much and how often you ask? You need at least twenty minutes of aerobic exercise 3-4 times per week.

Here’s a new improved theory for those who obsess about exercise and are afraid to miss it when ill. If you do become ill with the flu, experts advise that exercising 5-10 minutes, twice per day will actually expedite recovery. However, it is also recommended that you should NOT exercise if you experience extreme exhaustion, light headedness or heart palpitations when ill.

Along with getting enough exercise, a health diet and proper nutritional supplementation are critical in strengthening the immune system. I advise that a well-balanced diet consists of 60% carbohydrates (fruits, vegetables and whole grains), 20% protein (fish, fowl, nuts, seeds, eggs ad low fat dairy) and 20% fat (vegetable oils and low fat dairy). Certain supplements which are used to speed recovery and prevent illness include vitamin A (10,000 I.U./daily), beta-carotene (10,000 I.U./daily), and vitamin C with rose hips (1,000 mg /daily), Vitamin D (1000mg/daily), zinc (20mg /daily) selenium (55 mg /daily), alpha-lipuic acid (200 mg /daily) and Co-Q10 (100 mg /daily). All of these can be found in just one immune building tablet available at your local health food store. Multi-vitamins are also recommended in suggested doses. I also recommend herbal nutrients such as Echinacea and Pulsatilla, available at your local health food st