Although our focus is on our client's Gonstead Chiropractice experience, we also hold firm the importance of nutrition. Nutrition plays a huge role in determining the outcome of the over-all care for every patient. Like buying a new car, if you placed water in the gas tank instead of fuel, the car wouldn't perform as expected.
The same goes for our bodies.
Even if we receive the best care and adjustments, we can't turn and make poor food decisions and expect great results. If we are drinking dangerous energy drinks and eating fast or processed foods, how can we expect the joint to properly heal and stay in place?
Our goal is to NEVER see you as many times as possible.
Rather, it is our goal to get you to your personal best and then maintain that level with as-needed adjustments. This is the reason why we always make nutritional recommendations that will help you facilitate healing.
It's natural to resist when we provide a list of foods that should be avoided. The common response we get is, “What’s left to eat?!?”
Profit driven companies, coupled with mass marketing, has wired our society to believe that processed food is food. It’s not difficult to differentiate what should be considered real food. If it comes in a package or box with ingredients that you cannot pronounce, then most likely it is NOT food. Ingredients like, “natural, artificial flavors, colors, corn syrup, etc,” often don't belong in our food and suggest avoiding them.
It's as if you’re eating someone’s chemistry project.
Our society today makes interesting distinctions between what animals should do and what we should do. Take our dogs for example. We walk our dogs, but we do not walk our kids. Instead, we allow them to have screen time with junk food advertisements.
We tell our kids not to feed the dog ice cream, soda, chips, cake, donuts, and candy. Yet, we feed our children these same foods that our dogs shouldn't have.
Gracie the Pitbull is our office’s mascot dog. Here she is eating her food with a fruit mixture containing Durian.
The blunt truth is, if we start eating and exercising like our dogs, we would no doubt be stronger and healthier than ever!
Here is a summary of things that you should and should not eat:
Avoid the Dirty Dozen. Make sure it is organic or grown in your own garden:
3. Cherry Tomatoes
9. Snap Peas
12. Sweet Bell Peppers
Clean Fifteen (conventional foods containing less pesticides):
1. Sweet Corn
6. Sweet Peas
7. Papayas (no Hawaiian Papayas)
Our lives change when our habits change. Make an intentional choice to choose a vibrant life. Everything that we put in our mouth will either give us more life or lead us closer to dis-ease. Will you make the conscious choice to add more years to your life today?
#didyouknow that one of the purposes of fat cells is to serve as storage units for the toxicity in our body? This is one of the reasons why some people complain that they are unable to lose weight, although they barely eat anything at all. Until we detox, the body will hold on to our fat cells because it still needs to store our toxins. Here’s a great essential oil that will help give our body a reason to NOT hang on to our fat cells so tightly!
Slim & Sassy has 5 ingredients:
1. Peppermint: appetite and cravings (ie. sugar, processed foods) suppressor.
2. Ginger & Cinnamon: Helps to speed up the metabolism of toxic products.
3. Grapefruit & Lemon: detoxifier
Take 5 drops with 8-10 oz of water 3x/day. Topically: mix 2 drops of Slim & Sassy and 2 drops of Grapefruit with some Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply directly to areas with the most fat cells 2x/day. Do this in addition to conscious eating and some physical activity. Some people start to lose about ½ lb/week.