Healthy is optimal function
Chiropractic is a wonderful place to start when it comes to health. The allopathic model that we have today is NOT health care. It is sickness and disease care. Having had asthma diagnosed since I was 5 years old, I used medical management to control my symptoms, but never came clear of the disease until I look at health in a different way. Since that time, my health has continued to get better, my fitness has continued to improve, and my overall quality of life has taken on a new dimension.
So what do I do to stay healthy? I haven’t been sick in over a year, my injuries have been relatively minor, and I’ve avoided all regular medication. Here are my methods.
You had to know this would be on the list. It’s my number one go to for everything related to health. For one thing, Chiropractic works with the nerve system which has connections to every other system of the body. It affects the immune system, the musculoskeletal system, the endocrine system, moods, thoughts, and almost anything else you can think of. Truly, the whole body works better under Chiropractic care.
I’ve been exercising since I was 15 years old, when I discovered martial arts. But I’ve been active since before that. I started playing soccer when I was 8. I wasn’t what you would call a natural athlete, and I had to work hard at it. I’ve gotten into pretty good shape, finishing in the 96th percentile in the CrossFit Games Open in 2019 for men aged 40-44. Consistency is the key. Find something you love, and do it regularly. Don’t worry about if it’s perfect or the right thing. Does it help you move better? Great.
Paleo and primal eating has set the stage for me ridding myself of asthma through the decrease of inflammation throughout my body. While most people my age are on at least one if not three regular medications, I take none at all. And I have a history of a chronic autoimmune disease. Eating well means eating foods that are high in nutritional density, or nutrients. That includes vegetables, especially non starchy ones (think broccoli, cauliflower, kale, spinach, etc). That also includes meat that has been raised well so that it retains the fatty acid profile that contributes to our health instead of robs it. Avoid anything processed, which includes most breads, pastas, and anything found in the center aisles of most grocery stores. If all you ate was vegetables and meat that you had to prepare yourself, your life would change drastically for the better.
I don’t do a lot of supplementation, preferring to keep it simple, or to use what I know during times when boosts are required. When I feel low in the winter I add some Vitamin D, which improves the function of the immune system. I also take a Nrf2 Synergizer that supercharges my body’s ability to create glutathione, the most powerful antioxidant made by the body. You can’t eat enough nutritious foods to compensate for the toxins in our environment, and so, this is my key. It’s what gives me an edge over everything else. It helps me heal, keeps me healthy, and I’m certain is part of the reason why I don’t get sick anymore.
Acupuncture, massage, and craniosacral therapies round out my list of things that I do to take care of myself. As you can see, medicine doesn’t fall anywhere on this spectrum. And that is because medicine is not about keeping you healthy. It’s about preventing death, and managing symptoms.
If you want to NOT DIE, then that’s where medicine falls into play. If you want to be vibrantly alive and healthy, give us a call or shoot us an email. You deserve a brilliant life, let it shine!