2014 March
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2014 March

Three Reasons to Avoid Soft Drinks

Drinking soda

Soft drinks otherwise known as soda, is big business. It causes a range of unhealthy effects.

Here are three reasons to stop, or at least reduce, your intake of carbonated beverages:

Empty Calories – A typical 12 oz. (355 ml) can of the most popular soft drink contains about 10 teaspoons of sugar. These calories contribute to the twin epidemics of obesity and diabetes.

Carbon Dioxide – It’s what gives soft drinks its fizz. Carbon dioxide is a waste product our body gives off with every exhalation. Ingesting this waste puts an additional burden on our body.

Phosphoric Acid – This common acid contributes to the “bite” many soft drinks exhibit. (Plus it helps slow the growth of molds and bacteria.) To counter the pH lowering effect, calcium is leached from our bones, contributing to osteoporosis.

Clearly, soda isn’t a healthy drink. And that’s without mentioning aspartame, high fructose corn syrup from GMO corn or the addictive qualities of caffeine.

Recharge Your Health

Woman reading a book in the grass

Ready to feel refreshed? Discover that zest for life again?

Here are a few simple ideas to help revitalize six aspects of your health:

Mental. Read a book, take a walk or set a goal that excites you.

Spiritual. Reevaluate your values and what areas of your life you’d like to make changes in.

Social. Plan that much-needed friends and family get-together you’ve been craving.

Environmental. De-clutter your house (or junk drawer) to de-clutter your mind.

Emotional. Work on clearing the air in a relationship that may be strained.

Physical. Stop in for a “well visit” to realign your spine and give your nervous system a boost.

Remember, I’m here not just as your chiropractor, but your unofficial health coach.

A little attention to your health can go a long way; so take a little time to take care of yourself this month!

Health Is Normal

DNA string

Many of our patients are surprised to learn that chiropractic doesn’t cure anything. So, how do you explain diseases that may have improved with chiropractic care?

The fundamental truth is: health is your normal state. If you’re not healthy, there is something interfering with this normal state. The only thing that doctors of any type can do is to remove interferences that may be preventing your body from expressing its normal health potential.

Our focus is on your nervous system, which controls and regulates every aspect of your body. Restoring better brain/body communications permit a more normal expression of health. The fact that your illness may improve in the process is an expression of better nervous system control of your body.

Thus, chiropractic doesn’t cure anything. Only you can do that. If there isn’t any interference!