July 2013 Newsletter
Be a Hero!
One distinction we try to make is the difference between health care and sick care. Our culture has so abused the term health that its lost its meaning.
The mainstay of many television dramas is the heroic lifesaving that takes place in hospitals, with the message that medicine saves lives.
And it does. But it isnt health care.
Whats missing from these fantasies is the fact that our so-called health care system is burdened by expensive, heroic measures often used to treat disease states caused by neglect or poor lifestyle choices.
I mention this because true health care isnt heroic. Unless you consider getting adjusted on a regular basis heroic! Or eating a salad instead of a burger. Or climbing the stairs rather than pressing a button. Or drinking pure water instead of a sugary drink. But if you do, youre a hero to me!
I didnt tell you this, but
Its a statement we often hear during the early stages of new patient care. They usually go on to describe some aspect of their health that has improved along with the problem that prompted them to begin care in the first place.
Lets say you know someone with high blood pressure. At first glance, it may seem to be a circulatory problem. But not so fast!
Nerve interference along the spine can produce a variety of health problems. Correct the spinal problem and circulatory and other problems often improve.
Does that make chiropractic a treatment for high blood pressure? Of course not.
The intent of chiropractic care is to restore the function to a compromised nervous system. Instead of side effects the happy results are positive effects. Throughout your body!
Fast Food Folly
Its no secret that our highly developed western culture is experiencing increasingly alarming rates of obesity.
Especially among children, who are the largest (no pun intended) consumers of fast foods. Millions spent on advertising, action figures and catchy jingles make fast-food icons the most popular figures in the world.
The younger you are, the more likely you are to eat at a fast food restaurant. The typical person eats at a fast-food restaurant 9.2 times monthly!
And its not just what we eat, but how we eat it. If youre in the habit of wolfing something down while driving or standing over the kitchen sink, you cant hear your body tell you that youre full, and so youll be more likely to overeat. Eat more slowly since it can take your brain up to 20 minutes to register that youre full.
Most of us spend upwards to 90 percent of our allotted food budget on processed foods. Thats a prescription for disaster. To enjoy optimal health, not only do you need an interference-free nerve supply, but youll want to make raw foods the majority of your total daily food intake.