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Senior Times - March 2016
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Dr. Mark McCullough, Special to Senior Times
As we spring into the third month of 2016, it is a good time to talk about not only the change of seasons but seasons of change as it pertains to our health and longevity. I just recently returned from a paradigm- shifting, life-transforming, life sav- ing seminar where after all of the nutritional and lifestyle information given, I walked away with a pro- found message... change happens and how can we support change? And how can we measure what has been prevented?
Change as it pertains to every- thing is definite but as it pertains to health, it is definitely worth planning for.
The old paradigm that we have
all been particularly familiar with
is suppress symptoms, suppress change, prolong change, and delay the evolving aging process. In the new paradigm, one must encourage change, address any adversity result- ing from the change, complete the disease process, and accelerate the process of healing in which the body is designed to do. After all, did any of us dodge or prevent the puberty process? Then what makes us think that we can bypass the aging pro- cess? We have to embrace the fact that we all will successfully make it through menopause... it is up to you as to how you do it.
It starts with lifestyle in the way of the dreaded word DIET. I dislike the word as well because the first three letters are DIE but in order to improve our health, we will have to die to our addictive tendencies as it pertains to bad food choices. In my experience as a nutritional consul- tant, nine times out of ten the patient will tell me that they are eating well but as the food consumption is writ- ten down, it becomes apparent that changes must be made. Refined, syn- thetic, nutrient-depleted, high-calorie foods are the source of 90+% of the diseases that are ravaging our com- munity today but yet the fast-food restaurants still thrive.
Because of the tremendous bur- den put on the body due to stress, both nutritionally and emotionally, this creates a HUGE deficit that body cannot replenish, which cre- ates symptoms that lead to diseases that are responding perfectly to the situation that it has been put in.
The good news is that as a prac- titioner of optimal function, health, and life and a former biochemical researcher, instead of suppressing
or covering up the symptoms of dis- ease, the functional approach is to find out the cause of the problem and intervene before the disease mani- fests itself fully. More good news is when the body is supported with the proper nutrients and supplementa- tion, diseases and syndromes could be intercepted upstream wherein
the disease originates, which is get- ting back to the basics and desire of healthcare to make people well and not just manage symptoms. With this approach, how many diseases might be completely prevented?
In conclusion, I would urge every- one reading this to participate in what I call LONG-TERM CARE... I just recently filled out paperwork for long-term care insurance BUT insur- ance does not keep me well, I do! My choices begin the night before and when my feet hit the floor in
the morning, my steps are ordered. This may seem foreign but I, too, know one day that I will be a post- andropausal man that had a choice
as to how to live out my life. And the insurance will be every day that I invested now to create the dividends for that futuristic season. Come join the journey toward the healthiest, most vital life that you can. All ages, stages, and seasons are qualified if you are still upright and still taking nourishment when offered. From headaches and back pain, to nutrition and weight loss, we are your place to meet all of your health care needs! Call us at (269) 964-3300 for more information.
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