Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

May 11, 2014

Isn’t It Obvious?

The Result of Many Years of Habits

The Result of Many Years of Habits

[Note: If you want to learn more about the words in italics, copy and paste them into the search box, hit return, and you will be taken to several Posts on this Blog relating to that subject.]

When the average person does a “detox” for 3 or 7 or 21 days, do you think that at the end the process is complete?

It applies to the whole range of subjects that relate to health, but let’s stay with “detox” for a minute. There are dozens of healthy habits that relate to detox; and dozens of unhealthy habits that contribute to the need to do detox. But how long does it take to get from clean to dirty or from dirty to clean?

It took you your whole life and the combination of all of your habits, exposures and, yes, your genes and the unfortunate accidents, etc., for you to get to where you are right now. You won’t be detoxed in a day; you won’t loose that 75 pounds in a month, and you can’t get fit in a week at the gym.

The habits are all starting places. Bounce on the Gym Ball every day for 10-15 minutes and it will help facilitate lymph drainage – but do it for two years! And combine it with drinking more water (good water if you can afford it – can you afford not to?). Combine that with the nedi pot (daily!) for two years. Add oil pulling, for two years.

If you want to “detox” do those things as well as other free (or nearly free), simple, easy daily habits – for two years, and you have really made progress toward detoxification. Do them not and allow the waste removal processes to be overwhelmed by the waste accumulation processes, and you gradually build… sickness! (Then someone will give you a label and a seriously dangerous prescription to address the EFFECTS, but not the cause.)

Every day, in many ways, at various times, your body will naturally “detox”. It’s part of the natural process. If you align some of your daily habits with what the body naturally does anyway, it will keep up. When we recommend drinking more water (and talk about the good stuff), there’s a reason (lots of reasons). It’s important. It needs to be a habit if you want the results. Same for walking, getting some decent exercise (walking the dog around the block isn’t enough – yes, it’s better than nothing, but it won’t address all the health issues of the average American adult), and eating more vegetables and fruits EVERY DAY! (FOR YEARS… a week or a month won’t do it!)

From daily habits of bending and lifting, breathing, mental attitude, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all the rest, there is a cumulative effect (that takes years and years to become obvious to the average witness). Reversing all of that, whether it’s your posture, or your heart disease, will take equally long. Don’t wait until it’s too late for the cure.

Every cause is also and effect; every effect has a cause. If the path you are on is taking you where you want to go, fine. If not, look at your habits. As Seth Godin says, it’s never too late to start heading in the right direction.

Healthy habits is my hobby. Ask the next time you are in for a visit, maybe there is something simple and small, something sustainable that you can do from now on, that will help you cause more health – years from now:-)



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    Comment by healthkart — May 12, 2014 @ 11:37 pm

  2. […] and all efforts at detox are in order. Search “Detox” on this Blog and you will find Posts on subjects as diverse as oil pulling, nedi pot, and ionic foot baths. I think we should do it all, […]

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