We have all heard the age old saying of, “your are what you eat.” Yet, many of us don’t realize how true this is. The fact that what you put into your body today becomes a part of your body tomorrow is forgotten by most Americans leading to our diets being dictated by what tastes good. This has lead to many health problems in America due to poor nutrition and the large amounts of chemicals and preservatives in the food we eat.

Nutrition does a body good!

The biggest problem most face when it comes to their diet is that they are overfed, yet undernourished. We consume large amounts of calories but the calories we consume have little to no nutritional value. Add this to the fact that many of us live a fast paced lifestyle where cooking a home cooked meal every night is not an option. A perfect example is the family of four where mom or dad is picking the kids up from school, taking them to soccer practice then helping them with their homework at night. There are too few hours in the day so instead of cooking a meal at home they go to fast food and pick up 99 cent cheese burgers or pizza for the entire family because it is quick, easy and cheap. This sets our children up from a young age for failure when it comes to their nutrition choices. If we teach children healthy habits while they are young such as exercise and proper nutrition then they will take these habits with them into adulthood. How are you and your family currently eating? The average American consumes 140lbs of sugar a year. This is not just a bad habit it is something that could be life threatening because cancer cells thrive on excess sugar for growth.

Every choice we make when it comes to eating has either a positive or a negative consequence, similar to Newton’s 3rd law of physics, “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” This is how eating should be viewed. We need to take a look at what we are putting into our bodies and asking ourselves important questions such as will this food move me closer to health or closer to disease, rather than the question of does this food taste good. Healthy food choices need to be made a part of our lifestyle for optimal wellness and health which is why Dr Hamilton doesn’t try to take away the foods that you enjoy, rather he finds healthy options and teaches moderation when eating to let you have the chiropractic benefits. If you have further questions about you or your family’s nutrition you can email Dr Hamilton at [email protected].

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