“Being unhealthy serves no one.” This may not be a popular message with everyone, because it means taking a high level of personal accountability. It means removing excuses and stopping the justification of poor choices. Life is about contributing value to society, your community, your business, your friends, and your family. When you are not taking care of your health you are not providing optimal value. We have an obligation to put our health first. Only then can we produce value to the world. If you are not a producer you are a consumer, extracting value…taking more from the world than you are giving. It is necessary to invest time, focus, energy, and resources to maintain the highest level of health possible. If we don’t have our health we have nothing. Unfortunately, largely as a society people have become consumers of materialism at the expense of their health. This value distortion creates more extraction of value than production. We must put ourselves and health first to provide to others. This is where happiness and fulfillment is found. We need to remove the blinders of the world and stop being distracted from what’s most important. #truth #health #lifehack #motivation #fitness #fitlife #fitfam #paleo #nutrition #chiropractic #subluxation #bodybuilding #powerlifting #yoga #weightloss #weightlosstransformation #weightlossjourney #bodytransformation #focus #discipline #commitment #noteveryonewantstohearthis
“Is life worth living? That depends on the liver.” -BJ Palmer.
Your liver is an amazing organ, that is vital to you staying healthy. The job of the liver serves many functions in your body.
8 Functions of the Liver:
1. Detoxing and filtering chemicals from your blood
2. Production of necessary cholesterol and triglycerides
3. Making proteins used for clotting factors
4. Storage of glycogen (sugar molecules) for energy usage
5. Production of bile to breakdown fats
6. Storage of iron
7. Resisting infections by producing immune factors
8. Regulation of hormones
5 Simple Tips On How To Keep Your Liver Healthy:
1. Maintaining proper nerve supply via chiropractic and a healthy spine 2. Reduce or eliminate alcohol.
3. Take steps to minimize or avoid all prescription and over-the-counter drugs
4. Avoid a diet high in processed sugars and carbohydrates
5. Incorporate foods that support a healthy liver like garlic, beets, carrots, leafy green vegetables, apples, cruciferous vegetables, olive oil, cabbage, lemons/limes, and avocados.
Did you know that statistics indicate over 70% of Americans are on some kind of prescription medication? If you live in America today, you are also more likely to be overweight and develop diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and any variety of autoimmune condition compared to any other country in world. I don’t know about you, but this is NOT the America that I am proud of.
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” –MarkTwain
I think it’s time for ALL Americans to pause and reflect, rather than just the majority. We are all in this together. We need to put ourselves and our health first, not only for ourselves, but for the betterment of our country.
The greatest fear our country should have is the loss of health. If we don’t protect our health, we will be paralyzed as a nation. We will continue to suffer greater amounts of lost productivity due to being busy spending time and money caring for the sick.
First and foremost, we must recognize that this many people on medications is NOT acceptable. We must realize that “the greatest country on Earth” is now the sickest country on Earth. Slowly, over time, we have been lulled into believing that taking medications is normal. It may be more common, but it most certainly is not normal.
Furthermore, recent data published by the British Medical Journal indicates that “medical error” (drugs, surgeries, procedures, etc.) is the #3 cause of death in the United States. Some studies even suggest that “medical error” is actually the #1 cause of death due to under-reporting. These statistics indicate that medications are clearly not the best way to maintain good health. Yes, there may be circumstances where the benefits of a drug outweigh the risks…but 70% of the time?
Along with EVERY medication there is an associated risk or side effect. But the biggest consequence to medication is alleviating symptoms so that people can go on ignoring the root causes as their problem gets worse.
The U.S. spends nearly 20% of the GDP on healthcare, most of it toward pushing drugs into the market to “manage” mostly preventable conditions. We rank #1 in the world in terms of spending, yet The World Health Report 2000 ranked the United States 37th among first world countries!
With nearly $1 out $5 being spent on healthcare, we are throwing more money toward a bad solution that is only making Americans less healthy and pharmaceutical companies more wealthy. The majority of healthcare reform is geared toward providing more access to cheaper drugs and surgeries, the very thing causing at least 250,000 deaths each year.
The system isn’t just broken and corrupt, it’s flat out wrong. We don’t have a health care system…we have a “sick care” system that doesn’t profit from healthy people. The problems with the health of America are multifactorial and very complex. There will never be a perfect system, but there can be a better system.
It starts with YOU! You are in control of your health…not the doctors, not the insurance companies, and certainly not the politicians. Please do not lose faith in the body’s ability to heal itself. Don’t forget to be proactive when it comes to health.