Today I drove up to the bank to make a deposit, and the woman inside noticed I had a child in my backseat and asked me if I wanted “one”. Being asked this question on prior trips, I knew she was talking about a lollipop, though it amused me she didn’t even have to say the true description. So I politely refused and she seemed shocked and disappointed. “But it’s Thanksgiving” she said to me. I told her that he has never had a lollipop, doesn’t know what he is missing, and he really doesn’t need the sugar. She said “oh well” and I drove off.
I mean, he’s only 19 months old, does he really need lollipops? I see so many kids in my office that are full of sugar energy and know that it isn’t good for their health. I certainly won’t have control over this forever, but while I do have control over what he eats, he certainly isn’t going to be eating candy. ADD/ADHD and obesity are increasing in our society because of the amount of sugars that kids consume. Asthma & allergies are certainly affected by what they eat (lack of fruits and vegetables), as well as many other illnesses and diseases.
It shocks me how many people chose to disregard their nutrition, and rely on drugs or excuses instead. I’ve heard many parents say “I have asthma” or “I have allergies”and feel that is why their son/daughter has it. Or they say because they have some disease or illness, they are going to take drugs instead of making nutritional changes. Are you really doing the best thing possible by avoiding making nutrional changes?
If this is you or someone you know, give us a call to ask about how chiropractic and nutrition can make a difference in your life. I’ve seen amazing results with ezcema, ADD/ADHD, allergies, high blood pressure, Chron’s disease, and even cancer when someone adds chiropractic to their life and makes nutritional changes in their diet. I urge you not to blame it on genetics or make excuses, and start making holistic changes to improve your health.