I Hate to Call It a Diet

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I’m back from my mind fart. I had a blockage with nothing to blog….so I didn’t. But today marks 6 more days until start a “lose weight series”. I hate to call it a diet because it’s not a matter of dieting but a matter of changing your diet.

So, in 6 days I will embark on this journey for 14 days of removing all the high yeast products out of my diet and replacing it great non yeast products.

Some things that are going to be in my diet are:

  • meat
  • fish
  • salad
  • fruits
  • veggies
  • water
  • eggs
  • nuts
  • some grains

Some wonderful things that I will be eliminating from my diet are:

  • Breads
  • Sugar drinks
  • Soda
  • Candy
  • Artificial Sugar
  • Some Condiments
  • Processed Meats
  • Cookies, etc.
  • Alcohol of all kinds

It is a bit of a challenge, so I am spending this time getting mentally prepared. Because there is such a need to eat better and have a healthier living in our society, this is just another service I provide within my practice.

If you are interested in receiving nutritional counseling without the use pills, drinks, or meals in a box….inbox me.

I will be blogging my progress as I move along this diet.

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Making July 4th a bit healthier.

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I know…its July 4th, who wants to worry about healthy. But…it is about life style changing so let’s get into it…..

Independence day is a time for family, friends, bbq, fireworks, and fun. Its also a great day off, but keep in mind, when it comes to healthy lifestyle changes, there is no day off. So, here are some tips to make ur July 4th a bit healthier.

1. Try to get a workout in. It is your day off, no excuses. Plenty of time and plenty of sun (unless ur in the southeast, then you add the rain). Run, walk, swim, kickball, bicycling. Just get out there!

2. Eat fruit. Most people eat watermelon. Or a fruit salad. Be that one to bring fruit at the bbq.

3. Alcohol drinkers and tobacco smokers…..do this less.

4. Get healthier options for bbq meat. Instead of regular hotdogs, try a uncured hotdog or a turkey hotdog, beef or mixed meat hotdogs are high in fat and calories. Some other meat options are grilled wings, turkey burgers, lean beef burgers, or veggie burgers. Dont be shy…..add some grilled corn in the mix as well.

5. Take the day off. Some people take the day off, but still work and stress the day away. If you have the opportunity to take this day off, TAKE IT OUT. Enjoy your stress free day.

Happy 4th. See you next week.

Dr. D.
Head to toe posture and rehab center LLC

Making Better, Bad Health Choices

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We are all human, and we make mistakes. Some mistakes we make on purpose because bad things are always better to us as opposed to better for us.

So, I got to thinking, if you are going to be bad, just be a better bad. Perfect example is fast food. Most of us love to eat it and can’t get enough of it. But it’s horrible for your diet, and some people just don’t care.

So, if you are going to eat that McDonald’s, BK, Wendy’s, or TB, choose better options on their menu. Get the Satis-fries as opposed to the regular fries, or swap the hash browns for sliced apples. I think all fast food restaurants have a healthier option.

Another example would be snacking. I love love love chips and cookies. So, as an option, I eat veggie chips or baked chips sometimes and 100 calorie snack pack cookies to control the amount I eat.

For you candy lovers, try buying the smaller sizes because we have a tendency of completing what is in a package. Completing a bite size Snicker is far better than completing a king size Snicker.

Smoking and Drinking are bad, can’t get around it, habits. There aren’t too many healthier options, but decreasing the normal dosage of alcohol or tobacco will make a difference and you lungs, liver, and kidney will thank you. 🙂

I would be kidding myself to say cut out all these items, because it’s not realistic, but limit them if you can or just make better bad choices.

Head to Toe Posture & Rehab Center, LLC
Dr. D

You are in control of how you age.

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I was told this by my personal training professor, and I use it during my daily life and to educate my patients.

It is self-explanatory, but to elaborate on it, the way you conduct your life (eating, drinking, inhalation, actions, and environmental stresses) while you are young will definitely reflect your second half of your life.

Eat Better and Exercise…..It is unfortunate that most of us, as humans, don’t realize its importance until we are stiff, in pain, or it’s January 1st.

Do something each day that will contribute to the betterment of your physical and mental self.

Dr. D

Can I be real for a moment, about the road to obtaining a holistic lifestyle

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I felt compelled to write today because I went to a Holistic Networking event, and it was saturated with all different types of holistic professionals: Chiropractors, Personal Trainers, Massage Therapist, Reflexologists, Fat Loss Consultants, Life Coaches, Health Coaches, Motivational Speakers, Energetic Healers….you name it, they were there.

The funny thing is, as Health Care Professionals, we all believe that each of our products reign supreme above everyone else’s.

The question I raise is,

What works?

There is no simple answer to this question. I am a chiropractor, I believe chiropractic works for who it works for and anything holistic takes time and effort on the consumer/patient (Please read my “Can I be real for a moment about patient care“) to receive optimum benefit.

But I am going to keep it extremely unbiased and say……KEEP IT SIMPLE!

The idea behind a holistic life is to eat better and exercise……that’s it. I am not really supportive of potions, pills, drinks, patches, or promises. It’s too confusing. Ummm, and I am a bit too lazy when it comes to doing the research involved to figure out what works and what’s not going to cause something crazy to happen to my body.

When I first started my holistic journey years ago, it wasn’t over night. I constantly am improving my life everyday. I am relatively healthy, so the first thing I did was…..

#1: Create a goal for your life.

#2: rid my body of any on going non required prescriptions.

#3: consume deficient natural items in my body.

#4: Slowly change my diet, one item at a time.- You can’t do it over night.

#5: Add exercises, that I like to do and switch it up every once in a while so I won’t get bored.

These things are easy said than done but not impossible. It’s about making a decision and sticking with it. If you slip up, don’t give up.

When I made these decisions, it honestly changed my life………..

If you would like to start a better way of eating of living, and need some type of direction, feel free to contact me by my email htprcllc@gmail.com.

Dr. Dixon

 

 

What’s in the box?

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So, I love the new trends. There is this trend of boxes that you receive in the mail once a month, and it’s awesome. They have a box for almost anything. The type of box I love the best are the health items.

A lot of the items in these boxes are organic, nutritional, green conscious, or just plain great for your body. The first box I received had organic energy drink, popcorn, coffee, lotion, omega 3 goo, dish washing detergent, etc. It is a month by month or yearly subscription. Check out my second box…….

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Organic, gluten free, healthier choice goodness!!!

The down side is that you don’t know what you are getting, you may not use everything you get, and the price of the monthly box maybe out of your budget.

But great news, Groupon and Livingsocial has been offering deals lately, so you can get your hand on one for a reasonable price.

Have you ordered a box? If so, which one and what were your experiences?

 

Head to Toe Posture & Rehab Center, LLC

Dr. D

Hereditary vs. Predisposition in Human Conditions.

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There are a lot of health conditions that plague the human body that are hereditary while others can be predispositions. Let’s discuss the difference:

Hereditary condition: a disease or disorder that is inherited genetically. Some examples would be breast cancer, sickle cell anemia, Down syndrome, etc. Hereditary conditions can’t really be avoided because it is apart of your genetic makeup.

Predisposition: tendency to a condition or quality, usually based on the combined effects of genetic and environmental factors. Some examples would be obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, some mental conditions, scoliosis etc. Being predisposed to these conditions causes a hypersensitivity to reactions from our environment. These type of conditions do have genetic factors to it, but in order to avoid these conditions, we must change our environment.

Eating better, exercise, and eating better with exercise can reverse a lot of predisposed conditions.

Feel free to comment on other ways to avoid predisposed conditions.

Head to Toe Posture & Rehab Center, LLC
Dr. D