As I walked through King Soopers last week, I couldn’t help but look in others’ carts to take stock of what my fellow community members are consuming. I saw carts filled with white bread, sugary cereals, milk, soda, heavily-processed meat, chips, and ice cream. If it was a “better” cart, I saw a head of lettuce and maybe a bag of carrots. The problem with this picture is that the majority of these foods have very few nutrients, the few nutrients that are present are not very bioavailable due to the processed chemicals in the food (meaning the nutrients are hard to absorb through the intestinal tract), and cause blood sugar spikes, inflammation, and WEIGHT GAIN. This is a problem……a severe problem. This type of diet/lifestyle causes Americans to have increased cholesterol issues, blood sugar issues, neurological issues, digestive issues, and again, WEIGHT GAIN. When our bodies lack nutrients for healing and repair, inflammation brews, increasing risk for disease, especially diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Inflammation GREATLY IMPAIRS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, making Americans more susceptible to COVID and even having more difficulty in recovery of COVID.
It is a new year and it is time to take action and see results. It is time to take responsibility for your health with how you eat, how you move, and how you handle stress. It takes more effort to buy nutritious ingredients for making healthy meals, it takes time to exercise and move your body, and it does take a conscious effort to handle your stress in a new and different way. What I can tell you from personal experience (and from working on this with hundreds of people), is that there is great joy that develops in striving to become a healthier version of you. It can be done with self-compassion and kindness. A wellspring of energy, confidence, and health awaits.
On Wednesday, January 27th at 6:15pm, Jenn Evon, Functional Medicine Nutritionist, and I will be virtually teaching “The Top Secrets to Improving Cardiovascular Health and Preventing Cardiovascular Issues.” Cardiovascular disease is still the leading killer in this country. Because of its complications, it dramatically increases your risk for COVID causing destructive effects. This class will provide excellent strategies for healing but also, Jenn will discuss an action plan for WEIGHT LOSS while healing inflammation (and improving heart health). Learn how WEIGHT LOSS could be the number one thing you can do for yourself to help decrease COVID’s devastating effects. Jenn will discuss how exercise and stress management strategies can be used which again support healing and WEIGHT LOSS. This is a key in today’s world.
On January 20th at 6:15pm, Dr. Scott will virtually teach The Vital Shift. If you are ready to break free of conventional medicine’s symptom-focused approach to health and move into a paradigm of health gain, improved body function, true healing and wellness, this is the class for you. Dr. Scott will discuss ways to increase your body’s healing and recovery potential. You can register for both or either class on our website at BodyinBalanceChiropractic.com/events or call our office at 303-215-0390.
It is a year of thriving at Body In Balance as we create not just “ok” health, but VIBRANT health. Remember, Create Health by Choice, Not by Chance.