Our health (and the decisions we make about it) is among the most personal of decisions.
Are we passive, ignoring our health until we lose it? Or do we actively assume the responsibility for and take action to promote our health?
The choice we make is often revealed by how we respond when we have a health crisis of some type.
Eliminate the invader. Whether it’s applying weed killer to eliminate the dandelions in our lawn, or using a chemical concoction to “kill 99.9% of germs on contact,” this approach sees the problem as “out there.” It’s a victim mentality—we think we’re prey for the “bug that’s going around” or are afflicted with poor genetics or simple bad luck.
Bolster the host. Killing germs doesn’t automatically produce health. Instead, this strategy employs strategies to strengthen the immune system and enhance our ability to resist infectious invaders. This includes good nutrition, quality sleep, regular exercise, stress reduction and of course, regular chiropractic checkups.
Which strategy is best? Both, of course. Be mindful about needlessly exposing yourself to pathogens, while optimizing your health and well-being so your body can function at its best.
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