Tag Archives: lifestyle
Instinctively, many of us believe FREEDOM is synonymous with one’s ability to participate in boundless (over indulging) pleasures available in life. Although we’re capable of intellectualizing the consequences of this type of “freedom,” hormonally, we’re frequently driven to override our intellect to satisfy our emotional desires. HOW DO WE COMBAT THIS UNHEALTHY REACTIVE BEHAVIOR FREQUENTLY […]
As a doctor that believes in research and well designed studies, I have found a majority of research incidentally omits or intentionally excludes factors resulting in biased and/or inaccurate outcomes. Yes, this includes the esteemed “Harvard Studies.” When it comes to achieving optimal (or simply better quality health,) research will never discover the ONE solution […]
Health and Disease (as it relates to the Human behavioral component) is based on the premise of “THE TIPPING POINT.” Whether we choose to proactively participate in a plan of action designed to improve our chances to avoid disease and dysfunction or choose to passively rely on an event in life (ex. diagnosis of adult […]
You probably don’t know Bill Diehl. Prior to retiring from the law firm of James, McElroy & Dielhl in 2016 he was one of the best known divorce attorneys in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was known for charging up to $1000.00 per hour for legal services and collected retainers up to $100,000.00 from wealthy clients. […]
The “Profitable Consumer”: Understanding their role in the Health Care, Agricultural, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry?
If you owned a business that exponentially grew in value in relation to the increasing rates of illnesses and diseases, would you alter your business model to help society or continue to generate increasing revenue at society’s expense? We have a difficult time balancing our needs and wants for financial wealth with moral and ethical […]
Grab a coffee or tea and give yourself 17 minutes to listen to my sit down version of a Ted Talk. It might provide the words you need to hear to get you off the sidelines and back into LIFE with new direction as well as a better understanding of what REALLY MATTERS!
A 4 minute read + (2) YouTube commercials totaling 2 minutes and 40 seconds = 6:40 minutes. It’s up to you to decide if your health is or isn’t worth investing 6 minutes and 40 seconds of your time. This post is using the pharmaceutical drug XARELTO as an example. It is important to understand […]
Dear Dr. Colter, After you performed an exam on me and determined I needed multiple lifestyle changes to progress toward better health, I decided to visit my primary physician. You scared me and I needed reassurance that you were WRONG! My primary physician reviewed my history and asked me what the problem was? I told […]
One might assume quality SOLUTIONS to many of today’s health problems would reveal answers the general population would desperately pursue. Surprisingly, solutions (in many cases) have actually caused additional conflict within the individual. You might ask yourself, “why would any person provided quality answers to health problems or concerns, avoid pursuing these options?” The answer […]
Ever since I became a physician my goal was empowering patients with information and knowledge. This information and knowledge was supposed to equip them with better lifestyle choices to increase their chances for healthier outcomes in order to pursue abundant opportunities in life. How naive was I? Whether we phrase it Good vs. Evil or […]
You read the title correctly!! Although there are many health benefits to ketogenic nutrition, it would be a mistake for the average person to jump on the bandwagon and follow this nutrition plan blindly. …and let me add: THIS IS THE PLAN I FOLLOW EVERY DAY! So, why would I discourage a plan I follow? […]
After years of treating patients and studying the diseases they’ve faced, I’ve reached the conclusion a majority of diseases were NOT caused by genetics or germs, but rather: DENIAL . You’re probably saying, “you’re wrong, Dr. Colter”. Heart Disease, Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, Stroke, Infectious Diseases, etc… are the leading CAUSES of disease and death! […]
WANT TO EXPERIENCE BETTER HEALTH: Stop worrying how others judge you and START relying on how you judge YOURSELF!
As a physician, I never owned the multi-million dollar clinic. I ran a LOWER volume practice. I rented a 1200sq/ft facility in a strip center. I had two treatment rooms. I practiced under these conditions for over 20 years. Doesn’t sound very glamorous does it? The title physician or doctor typically generates a more glamorous […]
As a physician who provided nutritional guidance for my patients, I learned over time what it took to help them succeed on their journey to weight loss. It was clear that those focusing predominantly on the scale would unlikely succeed at losing weight and/or MAINTAINING weight loss. I began noticing a pattern emerging that demonstrated […]
When is the right time to choose between: a typical nutritional lifestyle including pizza, pasta, fast food or ice cream and TYPE 2 DIABETES? When is the right time to choose between: a typical sedentary lifestyle and HEART DISEASE? When is the right time to choose between: a typical “spiraling out of control” lifestyle and DEPRESSION? […]
Using The “IKEA” Instruction Manual To Explain And Better Understand Our Approach To Health And Disease
If you don’t know what IKEA is, it is a Swedish-founded Dutch-based multinational group, that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances and home accessories. It has been the world’s largest furniture retailer since 2008. They are famous for their PICTURE ONLY instruction manual. If we applied the IKEA instruction manual (as a guide) to […]
Doctors may have discovered causes that validate destructive human behavior and the unhealthy patterns we tend to follow, but it doesn’t conclusively define one’s destiny. Relying on the cognitive (RATIONAL) mind and the foundational structures we establish (via quality patterns of behavior) we have repeatedly demonstrated how capable we are in determining (to a large […]
The Chinese finger trap is designed to prevent escape. When a finger on each hand is inserted inside this apparatus and pulled in opposite directions, this devise traps both fingers making escape very difficult. If we showed this finger trap to people and explained just how difficult it would be to free their fingers once […]
TV advertising is expensive and designed to increase consumer awareness to various services and products. Many of these products can HARM the consumer even if federal guidelines are followed providing some level of awareness explaining these dangers. “The latest statistics for 2016 showed drugmakers on track to spend an estimated 6.4 BILLION dollars on direct […]
Why shaking hands is out at the Olympics? “Olympians are told to fist-bump, not shake hands, to prevent the spread of norovirus.” Let’s begin this post by excluding the obvious…when skiers are wearing mittens, how does “fist bumping” offer greater protection from bacterial or viral infections than shaking hands? Clearly it doesn’t, but consumers would […]