Making Health a Priority
We all strive to be healthy, but are we taking the necessary steps to achieve a healthy lifestyle? In this week’s episode of The MaxLiving Podcast, Dr. Nick Wilson and Dr. Traci Gross discuss action steps you can take on a daily basis to boost your health.
In order to accomplish true health, you have to make it your top priority. It isn’t going to be easy at all to do so, but over time you’ll learn from your mistakes and make the right choices to operate at your full potential.
Dr. Traci explains the concept of the health continuum which goes from “health” to “life” to “death”. The closer you are to health the better, because if you aren’t healthy and just living, you’re one step closer to sickness and disease which leads to death.
Our MaxLiving doctors believe in vitalism (or innate health), which is the idea that “your body is self-healing and self-regulating on its own” (Dr. Nick). In order to achieve health on the continuum, you have to understand that your lifestyle and choices you make cause interferences in the body which inhibit it’s natural ability to heal itself. Therefore, you need to become aware of what you are putting in your body because it becomes a part of you.
Read more about innate health here: https://maxliving.com/healthy-articles/what-is-innate-health/
Specifically, what you feed your body is extremely important because “food is a habit that’s formed intentionally” (Dr. Nick). Dr. Nick says that if you choose to eat bad fats for example, they not only become a part of you, but also cause you to age prematurely, form inflammation, create oxidative stress, and more. Instead, eating good healthy fats such as avocado or raw nuts can help you maintain a healthy body. Through prioritizing your health and becoming more aware of what you’re eating, you can make a positive change.
Dr. Nick says that if you’re going to eat unhealthy foods such as sugar or bad fats which interfere with your body’s innate expression of itself, he would rather you skip that meal because it’s only hurting you. This is the process of fasting, which is when you don’t eat for a few hours even when you’re hungry, in order for your body to burn fat. Although fasting is not the most comfortable task, it allows you to become in control of your body, rather than “being controlled by bad habits, routines, or desires” (Dr. Traci).
By taking control of your health, you can achieve so much more than you ever believed you could. Find a MaxLiving chiropractor near you to make your health a priority: https://maxliving.com/locations/
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