When Too Much Information Is Bad for Your Health
Do you ever feel like you don't know who or what to believe when it comes to your health? You hear that fat is bad for you, but then somebody tells you how healthy flax oil is—and yet, flax oil is itself fatty. Then you hear that carbohydrates are bad for you and that you should eat more protein instead—like the Atkins diet. But then the Atkins guy died of a heart attack, and you learned that a diet too high in protein can be toxic. Sometimes it feels like, when it comes to health, nobody can agree. Sound familiar?
Often in our society we find that we are rich in material things but very poor when it comes to our health. It's sad but true that, often, people know more about how their cars operate than how their bodies do. Even more unfortunate is this: We frequently treat our cars better. Would you ever put anything in your car’s gas tank other than gas? Of course not! Then why do so many of us put something other than food in our bodies? And, no, Twinkies aren’t food.
It’s silly to expect different results—positive results and progress—where your health is concerned if your approach is the same as it’s been over the last month or year. Living a healthy life is a process, not an event. There’s no magic pill, no Hollywood diet, no amazing miracle. Vibrant health is a journey, not a destination.
The fact that you’re reading this tells me that you desire more for yourself, and that’s great! The journey toward good health is all about discovering what it means to be healthy. It’s about breaking things down until they make sense. That's a journey I myself embarked on years ago, and it's a journey I'm still on as I continue to deepen my knowledge of chiropractic and holistic care.
In our office, we're dedicated to helping you through the process of learning what a truly healthy lifestyle is. We'll help you break down the truth, bit by bit, and, in doing so, empower you to live a much healthier and happier life. Then as you apply what you've learned—even if it's just a little bit, every day—you'll be on your way to greater health before you even know it. And who knows? Maybe you'll even enjoy the journey.