The word doctor actually means teacher. I take that responsibility very seriously, so that’s why I blog here, because I’m passionate about health, I’m passionate about informed choice, and I’m passionate about the truth. Those letters behind my name, DC, stand for doctor of chiropractic, but I like to also think of myself as a doctor of cause. I am always asking why.
So why do we, as a population, seem to be aging so quickly? Why haven’t we conquered heart disease, cancer, or diabetes? Don’t we have the best doctors, the best technologies? As a health consumer, I want to know that I have more options regarding cancer than early detection, because I don’t like my odds at that point. What if we focus on preventing disease and maintaining health instead?
Do we even know what health looks like? Some common definitions are no pain, no symptoms, no diagnosis. We are collectively in health crisis so often that if we have relatively minor complaints like fatigue, brain fog, hot flashes, weight gain, and digestive problems, we accept them as a normal part of aging, because at least it’s not something real bad, right?
Many of us define health as the absence of disease. Let’s look at that a little closer. If you want to be rich, do you study poor people and not do what they do, or do you study rich people and do what they do? It’s the same way with health, we need to find those healthy people, who don’t have massive amounts of chronic disease, or signs of it in their children, and do what healthy people do.
Healthy people have three things in common. First, they have a positive vision of what they want for their bodies, in terms of physique and performance. Second, they have a healthy lifestyle; they are eating, moving, and thinking well. Third, they have a clear neurological connection between brain and body. The stresses of modern life, like having a sedentary job, can interfere with our bodies’ master control system, the nerve system. When we lose our strong neurological connection, we can develop symptoms like fatigue, pain, and lack of mental focus. Let us show you how to restore that connection!