Saturday, November 17, 2012

Black Friday Weekend Specials Nov 23-27th!

Call now (623) LP CHIRO to find out what appointments are still available for massage therapy.
FREE aromatherapy ("Autumn Essence") add-on to the one hour sessions.

Prices as low as $42 for Swedish (mild to moderate pressure- total relaxation) and $47 for deep tissue therapy (trigger point therapy and addressing specific areas). You choose!

Also, we have a second therapist who just joined our team! Daphne has over 10years clinical experience and specializes in deep tissue therapy. She starts seeing clients Mon Nov 26th!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Diabesity.. What is it?

I want to share with you our experience at the Inaugural Lifestyle Medicine Summit we attended in California at the end of September.

The theme was chronic illness.. which many people have these days. The keynote speaker was Dr. Mark Hyman (medical doctor). He is the author of a few books including his latest: "The Blood Sugar Solution. The Ultrahealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease and Feeling Great Now!"

If there is one book that can explain in simple terms the link between unhealthy blood sugar levels and obesity and other chronic illness which often require drug prescriptions... this is it!

My point is, I am leading you towards a valuable self serve resource that can help shed light on what I have been telling many of you. Weight loss will NOT be a permanent change (if you even get there) IF you do not get and keep your blood sugar under control. I can't tell you how many blood labs I analyze which reveal hypoglycemia, if not insulin resistance.

Here's an interesting fact from his book (pg 12)

"By 2020, there will be fewer than 20 million deaths worldwide from infectious diseases, but MORE THAN 50 million deaths from chronic preventable lifestyle diseases- heart disease, diabetes and cancer. These are all fueled by the same preventable risk factors: high blood pressure, overweight, physical inactivity, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and smoking. But strikingly, 95% of private and public efforts and finding focus almost exclusively on combating communicable or infectious disease."

Diabesity is the hidden epidemic. It is the continuum of health problems ranging from mild insulin resistance and overweight to obesity and diabetes.

Skinny and lean people, don't assume you are in the clear. Dr. Hyman talked to us about the Skinny diabetic. Thin people who eat refined carbs, drink sodas and/or don't exercise do not necessarily get away with it. It catches up with them too later in life.

He also talked about identifying risk factors and said everyone should have their doctors order a Lipoprotein Particle test to more specifically identify your risk levels of heart disease and heart attacks. if you recall i emailed out a very important newsletter describing this test and urging anybody with familial history or personal conditions (high cholesterol, statin use, overweight etc) to get this test done. I have been writing requisitions for this test in the past year and getting some eyebrow raising results- this test alone helped drive patients towards a healthier lifestyle. After all, they want to live a happy, productive life and see their grandchildren grow up.

The book covers the whole spectrum of conditions and I really do feel this should be on everyone's reading list. The New Year is around the corner and most of us wait for that time to evaluate our lives, our health, our finances. Make this book a part of your investment and continue to stay in touch with my nutrition pearls. If you haven't been seen for a consultation in a while, consider making an appointment. Education is power- I always believed in this. I am not selling this book in the office and receive no royalties as a functional medicine doctor for recommending it. You should find this on Dr. Hyman also does a presentation for PBS and sells a package with a DVD and book. Our office copy will be on display in our waiting room soon.
Live Purely,
Dr. Dias-Zair