Do you want diabetes to crush your dreams?

depression picDon’t let diabetes crush your dreams!


Diabetes is one of the fastest growing epidemics in the country.  The speed with which Americans are developing this disease is baffling.  Many people are finding out that they are pre-diabetic in their 20’s and 30’s in contrast to 30 years ago when most type 2 diabetes developed in a person’s 40’s and 50’s.  The reason behind this explosion of diabetes is the over-consumption of sugar.  Sugar is being consumed by Americans at unprecedented rates and this sugar addiction is leading to more and more cases of premature and preventable diabetes.

Diabetes causes so many health problems that they are almost too numerous to list.  Poor energy, bad circulation, loss of vision, poor sleep, pain, numbness and tingling, peripheral neuropathy, gangrene, and loss of balance and coordination are just a few of the many, many symptoms associated with the over consumption of sugar and diabetic conditions.

Diabetes can also affect brain cells and cause type 3 diabetes, better known as Alzheimer’s disease.  The attack on the nervous system can be devastating, leading to loss of identity, loss of memory and unbearable pain and suffering.  Amputation, complete vision loss and many other devastating consequences can happen when the sugar regulation is unchecked.  The consequences are almost always the same: a life of never ending doctors’ visits, unending medication prescription, self-injection of insulin, poor quality of life and crushed dreams and life goals.

Fortunately, there is a solution!  At Benchmark Medical Group in Windsor, Colorado we off many preventative programs to stop diabetes before it happens as well as numerous nutritional and therapeutic treatments for the condition once it has been established as a disease process.

Our team of medical doctors, nurses and therapists work to educate our patients on making the right food choices and we provide an alternative lifestyle treatment that that differs from the typical treatment for diabetes.  We have a long-term and caring approach that incorporates dietary and nutritional changes, exercise programs and evaluation of alternative treatments to re-regulate insulin naturally.  We often see a reduction in the need for insulin shots, medication and many, many of our previously diabetic patients have been taken off their prescription medication for diabetes by their prescribing providers because of the amazing diabetes reversing programs we have.

Our patients report less pain, more function, better sensation and feeling in the legs and feet, better energy, fewer breathing conditions, better vision, and most importantly, our patients are educated on how to make the correct food and lifestyle choices to get them moving toward a healthier and happier life!

If you or someone you know is suffering from diabetes, pre-diabetes, low energy, peripheral neuropathy, why suffer?  Call us today to see what our amazing packages and treatments can do to improve quality, reverse disease processes and get you moving toward the life you deserve.  Don’t suffer, call us today!PP Yoga Lady LOW RES

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Do you want to rejuvenate your body? PRP and the secret tools at Benchmark Medical Group can!

benefitsofb12Do you want to rejuvenate your body?

Are you feeling tired all the time?  Do you look in the mirror and see someone that is not the real you?  Do you have no energy at the end of the day and struggle to find joy in your life?  Have you put on 20, 30, 50 or more pounds since you graduated high school? This obesity is often coupled with pain and that pain can become chronic and debilitating.

Pain leads to you not wanting to move your body.  The obesity, low energy and loss of motivation often cause negative, self-destructive thoughts.  Those depressive and destructive thoughts make you seek out activities that make you feel good.  Unfortunately, most of those feel good activities are also self-destructive and you may turn to alcohol, drugs, and food to feel better.  This vicious cycle of eating, drinking, pain and weight gain lead to a reduced quality of life and more pain and suffering. Eventually, you can’t reach your life goals.

Are you ready to stop the cycle?  Are you committed to feeling good without fatty, sugary food, endlessalcoholic drinks, and drugs that only make us forget our pain temporarily? Are you ready to smile again? Are you ready to walk the road filled with joy, accomplishment, and fitness?  If you answered yes to these questions, Benchmark Medical Group may have the solution for you!

We have worked hard to bring the perfection of physical medicine, posture and structural rehabilitation, pain reduction, medical therapies, cosmetics, weight loss and fitness to Windsor in Northern Colorado.  We have the a medical team that is committed to rejuvenation medicine with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Stem Cell Therapies,  and replacing your damaged tissue with you own cellular tools that you need to accelerate wound healing, regenerate and reduce the pain and disability associated with arthritis, and many cosmetic procedures such as hair re-growth, wrinkle reduction and anti-aging techniques to get you looking you best.

Our Spa team, led by Amanda, have the non-surgical body sculpting tools to work on cellulite, remnant pockets of fat wrinkle reduction, and other cosmetic procedures with our cutting edge Tri-Phasic Radiofrequency and Ultra-Sonic Body Fat reducing equipment.  If you want to look polished, fit and firm we have the ways!

Our Rehabilitation team is second-to-none!  The perfect combination of Top-Notch Power Plate Physical Therapy and CBP® Chiropractic make pain vanish, posture improve, and joint and muscle injuries heal fast and strong.  We can get you looking more confident, get those shoulders back and chin up and have your friends wondering how you suddenly look so much taller! The over-50 forms of traction allow our technicians to remodel your abnormal low back or neck and get you able to work, play and get fit again! We can truly rejuvenate your body and your joints!

If you are ready to lose weight the weight you’ve gained since marriage, or to get those last stubborn inches and pounds off, our Nutritionist Tanya and Dr. Mari Riley, MD can get your hormones and thyroid under control, show you how to eat and get the most out of our medical weight loss program, FOR LIFE!

So, what are you waiting for?  Do you want fitness?  Do you want that body?  Are you ready?  We can help you rejuvenate your body!

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Will you continue to damage your body this year? Or is it time to HEAL?

energizedontheplateSo here it is, a New Year!  What are you going to do to make the story of your life better?  What are your goals and dreams?  What are the limiting beliefs and physical limitations preventing you from becoming the best you can be in 2014?

Remember, you are constantly regenerating as long as you are alive and taking in fuel!  The passing of the old year and the dawning New Year with its hope of renewing your life is taking place every day inside your body!  Did you know that every day you have new cells lining your organs? Did you know your muscles, ligaments, tendons, 549780_10151483414195154_837617108_ndiscs and bones are constantly rebuilding and breaking down?  If you want to change your body and change your health state and change your life, what are you waiting for?  Your body is a magnificent work of art that is meant to be healthy inside and out! If you feed yourself the right nutrients, the right exercise, and have the mindset that nothing can stop you from achieving your goals, you WILL!


In this time of thinking about renewal and rebirth, don’t limit yourself! You are not your story of the past, you are not other people’s ideas about you, and you are capable of achieving great things if you have the right beliefs, coaches, and technology to get you there! isn’t it time to HEAL?    Don’t delay, call us today or see our daily specials!  We can help you get there!

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Best Body You’ve Ever Had.

If you exercise and have felt that doing the same old routine is getting you nowhere, we have a solution.  If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, we have a solution.  If you’ve been told by your doctor that you need to lose weight but, don’t have the motivation or know-how, we have a solution.  If you are tired of taking handfuls of medicines that make you feel crappy, we have a solution.  If you want the best body of your life, we have a solution.
I love to exercise. I have not always been like this.  I went several years, possibly a decade where I did very little exercise outside of the short hikes to the lakes I fish at.  Now, my life and my body are completely different than they used to be.  When our daughter was born, I gained almost 35 pounds of “sympathy weight.” This let me to be borderline hypertensive and I felt like a slow lazy slug.  Since then, I have changed everything about how I eat, how I think and how I exercise.
I purchased many amazing fitness and rehab tools for my office because I wanted to help my patients become the people they want to be.  I’ve seen miraculous transformations in hundreds of patients over the last several years and now the changes in both me and my patients are astounding.  Combing the amazing results we get from the PowerPlate® and the core-shredding TRX® suspension training is beginning to transform my own body and the bodies of our patients in ways we never imagined.
The best aspect of this new training is the fact that we have the experience to custom tailor exercises and programs to fit the individual needs of our patients.  This custom experience makes our facility very special to each and every individual we see.  We have so many different ways to help people restore and regain their health!
If you have ever wanted to see what you can achieve in terms of health and fitness, we have ways to create a totally new you!  Call us today to ask about our special offers and to see if you are a candidate for the amazing tools we have available at Benchmark Medical.
Dr. Jason W. Haas

True Health Monitoring with InBody 520

Benchmark Medical Group is pleased to announce our latest arrival: The InBody 520 by BioSpace.  This space-age technology is revolutionizing body composition testing and we are proud to be the only private facility in Northern Colorado offering this to our patients.
Essentially, the machine is a very special scale that has handles that are held during the analysis.  The machine uses a micro-current to pass through the legs and arms and then the trunk and the data that is retrieved is astounding! We are able to see a complete body composition analysis including current weight, lean body mass, and body fat mass, and much more.  The measurements then allow us to categorize patients into eight distinct body types from ideal composition to those that predispose the patient to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
The InBody 520 also measures our body water balance.  This enables us to see overall hydration, as well as the balance of water inside and outside the cells.  If there are differences from the 3:2 ratio of intracellular water to extracellular water, then we are clued into possible mineral imbalances, inflammation and edema.  The machine enables us to ensure that our dieters are consuming enough water, and what their bodies do with that water.
The InBody also gives a detailed analysis of obesity. Using BMI (Body Mass Index) and body fat percentage, we are able to see what range the patient falls into regarding their overall analysis of body composition.  This is extremely important because this information has been documented to show the danger of acquiring multiple diseases as a result of poor body composition and obesity. The InBody 520 also is able to give us detailed information on segmental lean muscle analysis, differentiating between the arms, legs, and trunk.  This information is incredibly important because those that carry too much abnormal body fat around their trunk are at a much greater risk of developing diseases associated with cardiovascular death.
This exciting technology will advance our understanding of our patients current and future health and will assist us in making clinical decisions that pertain to getting our patients to within normal limits if that is what they are trying to accomplish, accelerate weight and fat loss, and allow performance athletes to have a better understanding as to what is necessary to achieve their goals.
However, the best part about this our technology is that once we have the details of body composition, if there are places that need to improve, we have solutions!  With our amazing Alter-G anti- gravity treadmill, our phenomenal PowerPlates, ™  the incredible weight and fat loss seen with our medical weight loss program and the postural and structural changes associated with CBP® we are able to get people healthier than they ever imagined.
If you or someone you know wants to know exactly what your body is composed of, and if you want to change any abnormal readings we find, please don’t delay!  Call us today to see if you are a candidate for the amazing service we offer at Northern Colorado’s Benchmark Medical Group!
Dr. Jason W. Haas

Serious Pain Relief!

Many people think that pain is normal.  They tell me that they have “normal” headaches, or that the low back pain they feel after sitting in the car is “normal.” Often people have experienced pain for so long that they feel like its normal for them to have neck, mid-back or low back pain.

I have a patient from Greeley that thinks that the headaches she gets every Friday following a long work week are, “just my normal headaches.” Unfortunately, these “normal” aches and pains are not just a nuisance; they can seriously interfere with your quality of life!

When we suffer from pain, be it back, knee, hip, neck or other areas, this can lead to us restricting our activities and lessen our overall experience of life!  Pain is the body’s way of telling us that something is wrong.  We have sensory nerves that convey the presence of tissue damage and tissue injury and this is what is causing the pain, it is not “normal” to experience pain every day, and if you are, something needs to be done! Plus chronic pain can lead to destruction of brain tissue and actually cause your brain to shrink!

There are many pain relief techniques available to people, and unfortunately the one they reach for first in most cases is medications.  See my previous blog on the dangers of NSAID drugs and you’ll think twice about popping that pill next time!  Pain relief can come from stopping the activity that is irritating you, but this is unreasonable if that activity is work or taking care of your children.  Therefore it becomes necessary to find ways to lessen the pain immediately and get the care that will make it go away permanently.

When we started in practice, we had few of the tools that we now have available for pain relief.  Before we had our K-Laser and our Powerplates, we had manual therapies and CBP chiropractic as the only tools to help with pain relief.  Fortunately these tools are effective for some musculoskeletal pain; however they did not offer the relief to all of the patients that we can now help.  Now, with the help of our hot-therapeutic laser, Powerplate, and medical weight loss programs, and the conjunction of CBP Structural rehabilitation, we are able to service a much larger Northern Colorado community of those seeking pain relief or overall health and wellness.

If you or someone you know has tried traditional chiropractic or physical therapy and you are still suffering, the tools we have to offer at Benchmark Medical Group are truly unique and different and we may be able to help you!  Contact us to see if you are a candidate for our amazing pain-relief therapies, or if you just want to look and feel better!

Dr. Jason W. Haas

Benefits of Ketosis from Medical Weight Loss

healthy cookIn a typical diet, carbohydrates are consumed at levels that far exceed what the body needs to convert them to glucose and use them for energy.  This is the case as well as with most diet plans that are intended to induce weight loss.  The problem is that if carbs exceed a certain amount, the body will continue to use them for energy and the conversion to using fat as an energy source will never occur. This can result in weight loss if the calories consumed are less than the calories burned, but the weight loss will not target fat and in the presence of inadequate protein, lean muscle mass may be lost as well.  The loss of lean muscle mass is a huge problem because it can lead to further health problems and loss of organ proteins too.

Medical weight loss is different. We are targeting fat loss, not body weight loss alone, and not basing our results just on the number on the scale. Free fat mass, visceral fat and total body fat are all incorporated into our analyses to ensure that the weight our dieters lose is fat, not muscle or organ proteins. The way that this is accomplished is by restricting carbohydrates to levels that cause the conversion to ketosis, while providing ideal amounts of protein; not too much, not too little.

Ketosis is the state where the body gets its energy from the fat consumed in the diet and the supplies of body fat.  This state has been much maligned in the past primarily due to some of the hyper-protein diets that allow excessive consumption of fat and meat, leading some to experience poorer health. Again, our medical weight loss program is not at hyper-protein diet, we provide the perfect amount of protein, healthy fats and restrict the carbohydrates.

Ketosis is an incredible state to live in! First, the consumption of fat as an energy source is much more effective at generating energy because there are 9 calories per gram of fat produced compared to 4 for carbs and protein. 2nd, ketosis has huge benefits beyond significant fat loss and preservation of lean muscle mass.

The medical literature has extensive references to the benefits of ketosis and they are truly mind-blowing. Some of the earliest studies on the ketogenic diet showed that epileptic seizures are significantly reduced, if not resolved completely, on this type of diet. Children with epilepsy respond incredibly well to the ketogenic diet and the results are phenomenal for improvements in their quality of life. Ketosis also has been shown to have anti-neoplastic effects and may less the spread of malignant cancers.

Ketosis reduces inflammation in the body, largely in part by controlling the insulin produced by the pancreas. This restriction in insulin has many other benefits but the reduction in inflammation is a major factor for our patients who are suffering from painful arthritis or other inflammatory conditions. Ketosis also preserves bone mass and has an effect on aerobic performance in athletes.

Ketosis can reduce the abnormal pancreas cells in the type 2 diabetic patients, resulting in fewer medications, and a complete reversal of the disease in many. Ketosis also improves circulation in diabetic patients and can thus prevent the complications such as amputation and gangrene. Ketosis improves oxygen perfusion in the lungs and can improve aerobic capacity, and improve endurance overall.

One of the incredible events that we record frequently is a stunning drop in high blood pressure. We have several patients whom are taken off of their blood pressure medications by their prescribing doctors in a matter of a few weeks of being on the program, and they also report a reduced resting heart rate, thus improving cardiovascular function overall. The literature has also reported a reduction in atherosclerotic plaques in the coronary arteries with ketosis and thus a reduced likelihood of heart attack. There are also studies that show that patients with traumatic brain injuries respond better to a carbohydrate restricted program than those that follow a high carbohydrate/low fat program.

And, of course, we see tremendous losses of body fat and preservation of lean muscle mass on the ketogenic weight loss program. This results in looking better, feeling better, having more energy and overall improvement in quality of life! So the next time you hear someone espouse the dangers of ketosis, direct them here to set them straight!  Ketosis is not dangerous and may be one of the most beneficial states the body can be in!


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