Are you a Victim?
Contributed by Dr. Todd Wendell of Ruby Mountain Chiropractic
Our health (and the decisions we make about it) is among the most personal of decisions.
When it comes to health, are you active or reactive?
Are you passive, ignoring your health until you lose it? Or do you actively assume the responsibility for and take action to promote your health?
The choice we make is often revealed by how we respond when we have a health crisis of some type.
Strategy One: Eliminate the invader. Whether it’s applying weed killer to eliminate the dandelions in our lawn, or using a chemical concoction to “kill 99.9% of germs on contact,” this approach sees the problem as “out there.” It’s a victim mentality—we think we’re prey for the “bug that’s going around” or are afflicted with poor genetics or simple bad luck.
Strategy Two: Bolster the host. Killing germs doesn’t automatically produce health. Instead, this strategy employs strategies to strengthen the immune system and enhance our ability to resist infectious invaders. This includes good nutrition, quality sleep, regular exercise, stress reduction and of course, regular chiropractic checkups.
Which strategy is best? Both, of course. Be mindful about needlessly exposing yourself to pathogens, while optimizing your health and wellbeing so your body can function at its best.
To help improve or maintain your health, consider booking an appointment with our practice to see what health from an inside approach might look like.
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