With all the buzz about health care in politics I thought I should address an issue that has been on my mind lately. I will do my best to avoid any political discussion as this website is meant to promote health and wellness and not to discuss political philosophy. As I have seen new patients recently I have been reminded that most of the progression made during a treatment plan is related to the minor changes and corrections made in the patient’s habits or lifestyle. Which brings me to an important fact of life- you are ultimately responsible for yourself and your decision. Others can influence you, but you always have a choice.
When I ask ‘who’s in charge of your health?’ I am not asking who pays for your healthcare or even which physician do you trust to handle your medical information and prescriptions. The answer isn’t your physician. Nor is it your insurance company. They can have quite a bit of influence on your healthCARE, but ultimately your health is the responsibility of one person…YOU. You are the one who makes decisions about your health. So…
- What do you consume?
- How do you exercise?
- How do you handle your personal hygiene?
- How are your sleeping habits?
- Do you chose to take supplements or vitamins, or accept medications or pharmaceuticals?
- How do you chose to spend your free time?
- What are your personal interactions with other like?
- How do you spend your alone time?
All these decisions are yours. These questions relate to your health, be it mental, physical, or other. Each of these categories can have varying degrees of influences, but the decision is still yours.
It’s time to be accountable to ourselves. Listen to your body and educate yourself about your health. Work to improve your diet by making better choices each week. This doesn’t mean you have to change drastically now, but do change. At least slowly. I have a belief that the best physician for your own health is you. You know your body. You know what your feeling. That’s why the best physician is one who asks many questions and listen very closely to the answers.
My job as a chiropractic physician is to identify the cause and suggest the solutions to overcome or eliminate the complaint. I offer education and treatment, but there is always a level of home care involved. This is because your health is determined by YOU.
If you are interesting in taking charge of your health or if you are concerned about your health or the health of a family member please contact our office today and schedule a consultation. We do not charge for this service. 801-810-4144.