A healthy lifestyle is the key to enjoying a long life free of disease and dangerous drugs. Your healthy lifestyle has the extraordinary power to defeat diabetes, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. If you are reading this, then you likely already know that. However, it is easy to become overwhelmed with all of the information available on the internet. Don’t let this paralyze you! Let’s simplify the process by implementing these five foundations of a healthy lifestyle!
Why Our Healthcare is in Trouble
Our current healthcare system is in crisis. It is like a raging fire! Worse yet, all of the changes being implemented by the massive Obamacare law cannot fix the problem. Attempting to fix healthcare with Obamacare is like using a child’s water pistol to fight a raging wild fire. It is useless!
Our healthcare system is flawed at the very core. It is based on waiting for disease to show up. Next, we argue over who is responsible for paying for treatment of the disease. Then, doctors fight the disease as aggressively as possible with drugs and medical procedures that we know are deadly. History has shown that this approach is dangerous and costly. Fighting disease is a lost cause. Once disease has developed the battle is lost.
We have to adopt a completely different approach. We need to stop arguing about who is going to pay for medical treatment. Instead, we need to adopt an attitude of personal responsibility for our decisions and the health conditions that result. We need to stop fighting disease and begin to take care of our health.
Lifestyle Health Care
The answer lies in Lifestyle Health Care. That is, empowering individuals with the ability to change the way they live from day to day. It is providing the education and resources to make better decisions about how you care for your health. It is a completely different way of viewing and managing your health. And it is very safe and wildly effective!
Research has shown that adopting some very simple lifestyle changes has an amazing ability to reverse and prevent some of our worst diseases. This study showed that 93% of diabetes, 81% of heart attacks, 50% of strokes, and 36% of all cancers were prevented by implementing these basic healthy lifestyle behaviors:
Not smoking/quit smoking
Exercising 3.5 hours a week
Eating a healthy diet [fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and limited amounts of meat]
Losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight [BMI <30]
Those are amazing results from such simple changes! In my practice as a chiropractic physician, I have focused on a healthy lifestyle, wellness approach. As a result, I have witnessed patients not only end pain but resolve conditions like diabetes, heart disease and cancer as well.
What if there were a way to maximize your results from these healthy lifestyle habits? There is and you can begin to implement these foundations today!
5 Foundations of Healthy Lifestyle Care
Empower Your Mindset
Healing starts in your mind. Your thought patterns can limit your health and allow disease to develop. However, you can also choose to empower your thought patterns to produce amazing health and wellness.
You do not have to be limited by disease or poor health! You were created with the power to heal yourself! You can be well! It starts with establishing this mindset. Read 4 Keys to Unlocking a Wellness Mindset to discover more about how to accomplish this.
Optimize Your Nervous System
Your nervous system controls all health and healing in your entire body. When there is interference in your nervous system, your innate healing ability is hindered. If a nerve that controls your heart is damaged and unable to communicate with your heart muscle, then your heart will not be able to function and heal normally. Heart disease is the natural result.
That nerve interference must be removed in order for real healing to occur in your heart. Chiropractic care is designed to find and remove this interference to natural healing. Chiropractic adjustments remove that nerve stress and restore health and healing to your body.
Enhance Your Nutrition
There is a lot of conflicting information about nutrition. Most of it is very complicated as well. However, this can be simplified to see quick results as well.
You know that you need to eat more plant-based foods because they are the only foods that provide your body with the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients your body needs to build and repair itself. You don’t have to be a vegan but everybody knows that the less red meat you eat and the more broccoli you eat, the healthier you will be!
Here are a few easy recommendations to help you get started on building a healthy lifestyle of good nutrition. Read 8 Tips to Beat Inflammation with Your Diet for more help.
Do this everyday:
Drink a green smoothie
Eat an avocado
Consume 2 Tbsp of coconut oil (organic, cold pressed)
Eat a raw vegetable salad with at least 7 different vegetables
Toxic chemicals are everywhere including processed foods, household cleaners, personal care products and prescription drugs. These toxins are responsible for many diseases from weight loss resistance and diabetes to cancer. Begin removing these toxins by changing the foods you eat and the products you use today.
This can be overwhelming because there are so many sources of toxicity. Start with just one item or one area of your household and proceed from there. Read Killing You Softly to understand the toxicity of your personal care products and discover some healthy lifestyle alternatives. Reading 14 Healthy Tips to Detox will also empower you with some great healthy lifestyle habits and help you terminate toxicity.
Streamline Your Exercise
Exercise will help you get fit, lose fat, reverse depression, diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. You know that exercise is vital to a healthy lifestyle but how do you get started? I use high intensity interval training (HIIT) exercise for myself and my patients.
It is highly effective. It can be done anywhere, including your own home. It can be modified for any age or health condition. Best of all it can be done in just 12 minutes per day! Read the Best Exercise to Reverse Metabolic Syndrome to learn how to implement this healthy lifestyle habit today.
Seeing the Big Picture
Our Healthcare system is very complicated and very dangerous. In fact, medical errors alone kill enough people to fill four jumbo jets every single week! Our healthcare system should be able to help us restore health without taking lives in the process. Our current system has failed.
Turn to Lifestyle Health Care and begin taking care of your health. This system holds the power to restore your health and prevent disease without killing you or your loved ones in the process!
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