Jun6TueJune 6, 2017
Every day there are so many new and exciting things that seem to pop up in health care as a suggested healthy lifestyle. As a Doctor, I constantly hear of new “miracle” cures, diets and exercise programs. Some of these are quite promising, or at the very least interesting. Unfortunately, most of these new breakthroughs can be categorized into the “fad” column. How can I say this? Let me explain.
A fad is something that promises unbelievable results, provides amazing testimonials and seems to work for everyone, yet, most often is unsustainable as a long term health plan. For example, right now, the big buzz word is ketogenic. The ketogenic diet has taken not only the exercise, and endurance community by storm, but is now being used by thousands of people as a day to day diet. I personally have used the ketogenic diet, and found it very effective for the season I was in.
The point is this…it is good for a season. It is not something that can be sustained long term, because our bodies where not designed to live in a continuous ketogenic state. Not to mention, the diet has now become adopted by people who believe that they can live on processed meats, sugar free drinks and junk food, as these foods would qualify as “ketogenic”. To me, that is a little nuts.
Do you know why? Because health is about making good choices on a day to day basis. It is about eating right and exercising. It is about having a healthy life style that includes mental, emotional, physical, relational and spiritual components.
The one area that I find the vast majority of people neglect, the most important area, is a healthy spine and nervous system. Without a healthy nervous system, you would not be able to do any of these other things. If you are seeing a Chiropractor, awesome, if you are not…get checked for spinal subluxations. This would be one of the healthiest choices that you can make.
What are some ways that you promote a healthy lifestyle in your day to day choices?
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To our health and wellbeing,