Tue 6/2/15

The human body is the most magnificent machine ever produced.  The human body is made up of over 200 bones, over 600 muscles, lots of ligaments, tendons and fascia.  The spinal cord is the internet highway with our brain that tells our muscles to move the bones.  

In this day and age life expectancy into the mid 80’s.  That is a very long time for our magnificent machine to work as optimally as it can.  Even with great care thru the years our bodies will show some of the age.  This is natural.  I am of the “baby boomer” generation…”boomers”, are dead set on aging well!  Whatever it takes “boomers” will try.  I love that mind set.

When we combine some integrated medicine choices with good lifestyle choice…you set the body up to heal itself naturally.  Our bodies have immune systems that will fight off infection and disease…if we can keep the body healthy.  This is just one reason to eat healthy….eat all the food groups.  Our bodies need the nutrients, vitamins and minerals.  Cells, tissue, muscles, organs even our blood needs nuroishment from a variety of sources.

Integrative Medicine uses modalities such as acupuncture, chiropractic manipulation and relaxation techniques to reduce pain; dietary and herbal approaches to manage diseases such as diabetes and fibromyalgia; and group support to change habits associated with obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Lifestyle Medicine is an evidence-based practice of assisting individuals and families adopt and sustain lifestyle behaviors that can improve your health and quality of life, such as eliminating tobacco use, improving diet, practicing stress relief techniques, and increasing physical activity. Poor lifestyle choices are the root cause of modern chronic diseases. Scientific evidence is clear – adults with common chronic conditions who adhere to a healthy lifestyle experience rapid, significant, clinically meaningful and sustainable improvements in their health.

Medical doctors should be treating disease, broken bones, defective issues from birth or accidents and such.
We should be treating our own health and taking care of our bodies thru healthy lifestyle and integrated medicine practices.  This is how you achieve long term health.  If you want to be moving feeling good and moving your body well into your 80’s and above…

THIS IS THE TICKET!  Let’s go “boomers” and show those behind us how to live well!

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