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Heart Health Class

In honor of Heart Health month in February, Weld Family Clinic will host a Heart Health Class on February 22nd at 6:15pm. We’ll be discussing the important role cholesterol plays in the health of your brain and the dangers of cholesterol-lowering medications like “statins”.  Join us!

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The Myth of the Quick Fix

Quick fixWe’ve created a throw-away, microwave, fix-me-now society that has permeated every aspect of our culture.  This is especially true in what is called “health care”.  Everyone wants a quick fix.  They want to “feel” better NOW! (and sometimes NOW isn’t soon enough).  In order to accommodate this, Western medicine has turned nearly every human physiological process into a “condition” that can be treated with drugs.

  • Don’t like being cut off by that jerk during rush-hour? You probably have 312.34 – Intermittent Explosive Disorder
  • Trouble getting to sleep after drinking a quad espresso or an energy drink at 9pm? It might be 292.85 – Caffeine-induced Sleep Disorder
  • Do you have a strong dislike for solving mathematical equations? There’s a distinct possibility you have 315.1 – Math Disorder

Even PREGNANCY is treated as a disease and more than one-third of all babies are now surgically removed, primarily out of scheduling convenience – quick fix.

What if it’s not really about how we feel?

After all, most cancers are painless until their late stages.  You don’t “feel” heart disease until you have a heart attack.  Symptoms are NOT the problem – DYSFUNCTION is the problem!  There’s not a drug on the market today that improves function – NOT ONE!  The quick fix medications don’t fix anything!

So what improves function?

YOUR BODY

What does it need to do this?

1. A nervous system free from interference

2. Time

There is no process that does not require TIME.

There are no quick fixes – no shortcuts – no rushing the healing process!  Leave behind the myth of the quick fix. Unleash the healing power inside you with chiropractic care.  The results will be unmistakable.

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Early Detection is Not Prevention

Recent studies have shown that “Preventative Medicine” neither prevents disease, nor reduce health care costs.  As my colleague James Chestnut, DC describes it: If your house is on fire, you call the fire department and they show up with ladders and firehoses to put the fire out.  Would it make any sense to call the fire department to come spray your house daily if it weren’t on fire to try and prevent a fire? It would increase the costs involved because it would cause rotting and deterioration of the wood of your house.

Attempting to avoid disease by taking medications and having unnecessary tests does nothing to improve your health and only adds to the cost.

“Early detection” does save some lives.  “Early detection” also dramatically increases costs!  Imagine someone with a “risk factor” for heart disease such as high cholesterol (which isn’t actually a risk factor for heart disease, but for this example, we’ll say it is), begins a statin regimen at age 62.  Now, because of a “family history” of heart disease, his son, age 34, is screened and it is discovered that his cholesterol levels are “borderline” and he is started on a statin regimen as well.  Guess what? HIS son, age 8, is screened and is also found to be “borderline” high and can be treated with statins!

The only way to reduce health care costs in this country is to create fewer sick people!

Ladders and Firehoses will NEVER prevent house fires!

Change your LIFESTYLE and you’ll change your LIFE!

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