As 2021 comes to a close, I would like to present to you my top 3 healthy living tips that I have personally found to be essential for every single living person on our entire planet. If the population would adhere to the advice offered below, I am quite certain that health care costs in our country would plummet. The number one health tip is increasing the serum levels of vitamin D3 in our bodies. This could prevent chronic diseases that claim nearly one million lives worldwide each year. Vitamin D3 can significantly lower your risk of a variety of cancers, including bladder, colorectal, and breast cancer. There appears to be a causal relationship between vitamin D3 levels and death; this relationship is strongest when it comes to death from cancer. In addition, D3 is a potent immune system enhancer and has been shown to prevent and reduce severity of the flu and common cold. D3 is the sunshine vitamin and is the reason why there is a flu season in the winter time, not the summer season. Healthy sun exposure creates vitamin D3 in the body. Scientists suggest that the optimal D3 supplement dosage during the winter months is 35 units per pound of body weight (ex. 150 lb. person would need just over 5000 units a day). The next two health tips involve weight gain. Obesity is the leading cause of overall ill health and disease in the United States. By paying attention to the following health tips, the general population would lose weight, thus improving health and lowering health care costs. Research shows that the artificial sweetener aspartame (as in Nutra Sweet) worsens insulin sensitivity to a greater degree than sugar. Artificial sweeteners promote weight gain by tricking your body into thinking it will receive sugar (calories); when the sugar doesn’t arrive, carb cravings can result, making you even hungrier. Artificial sweeteners likely also cause weight gain by disrupting your intestinal microflora, thereby raising your risk of both obesity and diabetes. In addition, aspartame is a neurotoxin and can lead to the same symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Popular artificial sweeteners to avoid are Nutra Sweet (aspartame), Sucrolose and Splenda. The last tip for promoting health involves exercise and boosting the metabolism for weight loss. Interval cardio training has been shown to be the most effective form of cardio training for the entire body. Not only is it the most effective way of increasing the body’s metabolism ( the ability to burn calories at rest), interval training increases heart and lung volume, improving cardiovascular health more than typical endurance training like distance running, distance biking or distance swimming. The whole idea of interval training is that you do an exercise that gets the heart pumping for 20-40 seconds non-stop. You than take a 10-15 second rest break and repeat. Beginning trainers would do this for only 6 minutes a day. As endurance improves 12-20 minutes is all that is needed for optimal benefits. Researchers in Japan have found that 5 minutes of high intensity interval training is the equivalent of jogging / biking/ swimming for 40 minutes. So not only is interval training better for you, it saves you time! Example exercises include running, swimming and biking (run, swim or bike hard for 20-40 seconds than rest 10 and repeat). Skipping rope, jumping jacks and or a combination of calisthenics could also be performed in this style of training. In summary, these three health tips could have a major impact on your personal health and wellbeing as well as the having an impact on the ever increasing health care costs in our country. The only problem is the old horse adage about leading the horse to water!!
Pregnancy / Prenatal Chiropractic care info:
Chiropractic care in pregnancy has been shown to, significantly decrease mean labor time, and assists new mothers back to prepartum health. In one study, women receiving Chiropractic care through their first pregnancy had 24% shorter labor times than the group not receiving Chiropractic. In addition, 84% of women report relief of back pain during pregnancy with Chiropractic care. Because the sacroiliac joints of the pelvis function better, there is significant less likelihood of back labor when receiving Chiropractic care through pregnancy.