Your Healthy Tidbits; Volume 13 Issue 5

Happy Family in the Park


Given the manic pace of day-to-day life, it’s easy to forget about taking care of yourself, and that’s a surefire way to end up unhappy, burnt out, and even ill. Try treating yourself to regular actions that improve your overall, long-term health and happiness.


The New York Times reports that the average person in their mid- to late 60s today is taking 15 prescription drugs a year. That doesn’t even count the number of over-the-counter products they may be taking. Despite the rising number of prescriptions, more drugs don’t add up to better health. According to recent research, “Contemporary older adults on multiple medications have worse health status compared to those on fewer medications, and appear to be a vulnerable population.” This translates to a negative effect on activities of everyday living as well as increased confusion and memory problems. Before adding one more prescription medication or over-the-counter drug to your daily regimen, consider seeking the help of a natural health physician who can help get to the root of the problem. Too often medications mask symptoms but do not address the underlying condition. A vicious cycle may begin when the first medication triggers a side effect that a second medication will be prescribed to treat. The real solution is to take control of your health and introduce foundational strategies to improve your overall health. A focus on reducing inflammation and seeking the root causes of health conditions helps lower dependence on drugs.


Exercise helps increase blood flow and gives your face a healthy glow. In addition, it also cleans the body of toxins, which are expelled during perspiration, and helps get rid of dead skins cells allowing new ones to grow. Without regular exercise you may see an increase in age spots.


The most important thing people need to understand about health is this: Health is not about how you feel… it’s about how well your body is functioning! By the time you feel physical diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease or arthritis, they have been manifesting for 10-25 years. In 60% of cases of cardiovascular disease, the first symptom is either a heart attack or death. Alarming? It should be. People with heart disease and breast cancer may feel fine, but their bodies are not functioning properly. The same is true with your spine and nervous system. This is where chiropractic comes in. We can assess the function of your body, primarily your nervous system. The nervous system heals, controls, regulates and coordinates the function of your ENTIRE body. Therefore, it is crucial that it is working properly. Even though you may feel ‘fine,’ a chiropractic assessment can identify areas of subluxation, or decreased brain/body connection, so we can allow these areas to function properly.


Spaghetti squash is a nutritional powerhouse. It includes vitamin A, which helps protect you against infections and vitamin C, which heals cuts and keeps teeth and gums healthy. It's high in vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate and pantothenic acid as well. Spaghetti squash also keeps your eyes and skin healthy.


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