Margarine is better than butter. No, butter is better than margarine. Eggs are bad for you because of the cholesterol. No Eggs are great for you because of the protein and B2. Coffee is definitely bad for you. No, research shows a cup of coffee per day is good for your heart. Whole grains are good for you, wait…grains are bad for you. Your diet needs to be low in cholesterol, actually genetics play a larger role than diet…
The fact of the matter is, if we looked hard enough, we could find opposing viewpoints on almost everything pertaining to health. So what should we do?
It is always a good idea to look into new dietary/health information, but don’t jump on the nearest wagon (wonder-foods, superfoods, diet trends can be dangerous) or you may get run over. When we jump on the newest fad, they have a tendency to flame out, and we are left in the dust…The key (In my humble opinion) is moderation and intelligence.
You know what is mostly healthy for you, you know what is mostly un-healthy for you. Make an effort to veer to the left side of that sentence and you will be healthier than you are now. Make a commitment to changing your diet, little by little. Opt for the healthier option (most of the time), add some simple exercises to your routine (walk, jog, stretch) and you will notice improvement.
Have your spine checked by a Chiropractor! Your nervous system controls and coordinates every organ, muscle, tissue and cell in your body, so it’s vitally important to make sure it gets to “do it’s thing” unencumbered. A chiropractic exam/adjustment will help ensure the pathways for your nervous system are as free and clear as they can be, therefore contributing to overall health.
Don’t let the confusion of the wealth of information available keep you paralyzed from making the right choices. Start small. Then keep making small steps. Learn new things, but then IMPLEMENT them and don’t try to jump on the newest thing right away. Be smart, use your mind and your gut and I promise you the confusion will dwindle, you will be healthier and most importantly, you will FEEL BETTER!
Yours In Health,
Joel Lindeman D.C.