Tag Archives: alternatives

ARE WE CHOOSING SUICIDE

Suicide is defined as: “the act or instance of taking one’s own life voluntarily and intentionally”. . When we choose to avoid essential lifestyle needs: regular quality nutrition adequately portioned regular exercise daily adequate quantities of water intake regular channeling of stress in a positive manner regular adequate sleep regular quality social interaction with family […]

“IS THAT A PATIENT IN ROOM #2 OR JUST A CHRONIC DISEASE”?

“Doctor, in room #2 the record shows non compliance with the prescribed cholesterol medication and a new high blood pressure finding. A1C levels remain elevated and it’s time for the flu shot as well.” Does this patient have a NAME? If a doctor walked into room #2, do you think the conversation would be about […]

YOUR PERCEPTION vs. YOUR REALITY

When you take a look at the following pictures, does your mind associate these pictures with certain assumptions? Do you associate the pictures on the left with: success financial wealth happiness “living the dream” What adjectives would you use to describe the pictures on the right? ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ . Now, let’s assume these […]

WHAT MANY SEE… WHAT I SEE

What Many See: fat ugly lazy What I See: unhappiness insecurity eventual unnecessary loss of quality and function in life systemic inflammation with resulting chronic diseases . What Many See: a musical icon enormous wealth an eccentric lifestyle What I  See: unhappiness insecurity eventual unnecessary loss of quality and function in life systemic inflammation with […]

“Why Monitor A Problem If You’re Not Going To Fix It?”

“Why Monitor A Problem If You’re Not Going To Fix It?” Lifelock, a personal credit monitoring company regularly uses this quote in their advertising. Lifelock differentiates itself from its competitors by accepting ACCOUNTABILITY and taking action to help RESOLVE potential credit fraud (rather than simply pointing out that fraud has been committed.) If, as consumers […]

HELLO, MY NAME IS (YOUR NAME) AND I AM UNHEALTHY

Wow….kinda sounds like an opening comment made at an alcoholics anonymous meeting! Fortunately (YOUR NAME) doesn’t believe (he or she) suffers from this “unhealthy” status and can continue to follow the current path without eventual harmful ramifications. Although everyone has the right to follow their own chosen path, it may be time to reconsider your […]

WHAT PATH ARE YOU FOLLOWING?

The following is an example of a family HEALTH HISTORY tree. The importance in this picture reveals the reality that GENETICS alone doesn’t determine one’s definitive outcome. Take a moment to draw your family HEALTH HISTORY tree. Are your diagnoses similar to your parents or are they significantly different (better or worse?) If genetics alone […]