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Take Control of Your Health

Posted by: Dr. Dolan | Posted on: January 12th, 2012 | 0 Comments

For most of the world, the definition of health “care” has become interchangeable with drug interventions. I put the word “care” in quotations to indicate this is modern medicine’s definition, not mine.

The current paradigm now means not only lowering acceptable parameters for cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes, but creating new diseases to be treated. The result is now there are more people than ever on drugs for preventable chronic conditions.

Most chronic diseases including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity are largely preventable with simple lifestyle changes. Yet each year 7 out of 10 deaths are due to these chronic diseases.

How can that be?

The answer lies in how we approach health care: like it or not, the real focus of modern medicine is on selling disease and making money, not making you well.

We as a nation and as individuals are also to blame. It is much easier at times to take a pill, rather than to be accountable for your diet, nutrition and exercise program.

The best way to avoid the pitfalls of modern medicine, especially dangerous drugs is to modify your lifestyle. One of the most important strategies is to achieve normalizing your insulin levels. This is an absolute must if you want to avoid getting diabetes. This means modifying your diet to avoid excessive amounts of fructose, grains, and other pro-inflammatory ingredients like trans-fats and exercising regularly. You will also need more exercise so waht you can do is buy an indoor bike. You can find Achieve Fitness indoor workout bikes here.

These additional ideas can help you stay healthy:

  • Get most of your antioxidants from food ‚Äì Good sources include blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, beans and artichokes.
  • Optimize your Vitamin D levels to between 50-70 ng/ml
  • Animal based Omega 3 Fats ‚Äì Increase your intake of animal based omega 3 fats, such as krill oil, while decreasing your intake of damaged omega 6‚Äôs like trans- fats.
  • Avoid as many chemicals, toxins, and pollutants ‚Äì This may mean replacing your toxic household cleaners, soaps, personal hygiene products, air fresheners, bug sprays, pesticides, and insecticides with non toxic alternatives.
  • Use caution when it comes to prescription drugs. If you live a healthy lifestyle, take care of yourself and exercise, you most likely will never need them in the first place.
  • Learn how to cope with stress. Stress has a direct effect on inflammation, which in turn is one of the main factors of many chronic diseases that are becoming prevalent today. Meditation, prayer, and physical activity are all good options to reduce your stress level.

Remember it is never too late to take control of your health, and when you do go to a doctor, ask questions. You should never think that you are not supposed to or can’t ask questions of the person you have entrusted your health with.

If you are looking for alternative therapies to the current health model, we at Dolan Chiropractic and Wellness offer a unique set of services to help you. They include:

Acupuncture                                     TurboSonic Vibration Exercise

Cold Laser Therapy                          QNRT Therapy

Detox programs                                Nutritional Counseling

One of our new services we have just started is to offer blood work review to help assess your nutritional needs. Instead of guessing as to what supplement your body needs, the blood work will pinpoint potential imbalances that will allow you to correct the imbalance with nutrition, diet and exercise. If you can keep your blood values within the normal range you can minimize your need for drugs!

 

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