Where will you live if you wear out the body you have? It is certainly “fearfully and wonderfully made.”  When you take care of your body, it takes care of you. Just like you wouldn’t put bad fuel in a fine automobile, your body needs good fuel (healthy food) to function at its best! How your body functions is how you will experience life.

The founders of chiropractic often talked about 3 things that caused pain and dysfunction:  trauma, thoughts, and toxins. You normally wouldn’t think of food as a toxin but if you look at the label and see long words that are hard to pronounce, dyes, and preservatives, these are bad fuels to put in your “fearfully and wonderfully made” body. As foods become more processed and refined, chemicals have increased, and food has decreased. Chemicals can trick our sense of taste and hack our appetites but give no nutritional quality.

It is amazing to see the various pains and sicknesses that improve when the diet improves – things that didn’t improve with drugs, shots, or surgery.  The father of medicine, Hippocrates said, “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.”

Did you know sugar suppresses the immune system? (A single teaspoon can cause 40-50% of suppression of the immune system for up to 4-5 hours.)  Sugar causes inflammation, prevents cellular messaging, and sticks to the immune cells.  The average American consumes 152 pounds of sugar in one year which is almost 3 pounds per week!  Beyond this it’s addictive, releasing opioids and dopamine into your system. 1 out of 3 people are prediabetic and 1 out of 10 have diabetes.

If you are interested in decreasing sugar, there are great reasons to do this, and we have strategies that can help you. Ask us how!  Consider doing a sugar detox to reset your system for your New Year’s resolution.  You may find eliminating sugar to be very revealing as allergy eliminations often are.

Remember, it’s progress over perfection!  Life seems to be a continuous path always littered with excuses to eat inconsistent of your best.  Breaking addiction to sugar can be difficult, however it can be more addicting to feel good!     –Dr. Mark Hutsell