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Trying to Live “My” Walk

In Uncategorized on August 12, 2009 at 10:08 pm

As a Doctor of Chiropractic it is easy for me to tell others what they should do to be and stay healthy.  Of course, this includes having your spine checked regularly for nervous system interference.  I usually continue by suggesting that people take a look at their lifestyle and evaluate the habits that have persisted in their lives and determine which ones that should be eliminated.  I often ask myself, do I live my walk, my walk is definitely all about health.  The answer is that I am constantly improving.  I do have my spine checked regularly.  I have adopted a low fat and high fiber way of eating.  I have removed beef from my diet, and slowly working on removing pork.  The removal of beef and pork is from my idea of not wanting to eat animals that are bigger than I am, and I don’t want to overload my diet with protein.  Am I a perfect eater, no, I have my weak moments and I am not the best cook, but I am working toward perfection with the understanding that perfection is not possible.  I am learning how to create meals that center them around the veggies and fruits instead of the meats.  I have adopted whole wheat pasta.  In my refrigerator, I am working to eat or toss the foods containing high-fructose corn syrup and the partially hydrogenated oils.  I am working on my gardening skills, this year I have my first set of tomatoes growing in pots on my deck.  As I learn more about gardening, I will move on to cucumbers, squash and other seeds.  I am working harder to shop the walls of the grocery stores and decrease the amount of process foods that I take into my body.  I do have a goal of becoming a completely organic foods shopper.  I am getting back to my regular exercise routine.  I have always been a person who would exercise, but I allowed my new life as a mom to slow down my exercise program.  I live in a walkable community, so my family and I walk often.  Even though I have a gym membership, the walk with my family relaxes me and allows me to better my relationship with them, which is a very important part of healthy habits.  As a doctor it is important that my habits be in line with what I am teaching my patients.  I can’t possibly asked them to improve themselves, if I am not constantly improving.  I know that spirituality is just as important as eating right, exercise, and establishing good relationships, but personally I don’t choose to discuss religion with my patients, but  as long as I let them know that the spirit should be in line with the goals of the body.  I pray often and have a tremendous amount of gratitude for life.  I work to stay positive and try to make as much lemonade as possible.  My walk  is as a Doctor of Chiropractic.  This was given to me to inspire others to live healthy and whole lives.  I work daily to live that walk.

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