Raising a Healthy, Happy, Medicine Free Family

We all say we want the best for our children. We say that we would do anything to ensure their long-term happiness and well-being. However, do we take the right actions to make that happen? Ask yourself a few questions:

  • Why is obesity reaching epidemic levels with adolescents?
  • Why is diabetes in the future of most children?
  • Why do the number of children with allergies rise every year?
  • Why are more children taking serious prescription medicines?

The fact is, our lifestyle decisions and those of our children, have far reaching consequences. Our sedentary habits centered around electronics and steady diets of processed foods and carbohydrate has a devastating effect on our bodies and minds over time. The solution isn’t in a prescription bottle, on a couch or in front of a computer screen.

If you want your family to be more alert, more active, stronger, healthier and happier, you have to lead the way, as an example, with:

  • Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Health

Nutrition: Most of us know the basic premise of proper nutrition, but our knowledge is frequently skewed by advertising messages. Here are the basic truths and principles you want your children to learn from you:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables are half your food intake
  • Lean meats, fish and eggs build muscle
  • Grains in moderation

Athletes need to avoid carbohydrates as they increase swelling after competition. Protein must be digested within three hours of workouts to build muscle.

Fitness: We were not meant to sit at desks, we were built to be active and dynamic, to compete and to strive. Still we have to pay the bills. Every member of your family has to be on a fitness plan with goals and tracking. The impact of stretching, exercise and conditioning on athletic performance has to be made and reinforced.

Most essentially, the education of what is happening when muscle mass is stretched and hopefully built or when we live active lifestyles versus lazy ones needs to take place. The habits children develop in their youth are the ones they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

Health: Your central nervous system is the main circuit board of your entire mind and body. Advanced chiropractic care isn’t about relieving back pain, but optimizing the flow of signals from your brain through your nervous system to your extremities, and back again. Sedentary, modern lifestyles have created obstacles toward optimum function of your nervous system. With proper alignment you have more energy, are sick less, and are able to excel.

The one thing I know more certainly than anything else is that to reach your potential, we have to work on three areas of health, fitness and nutrition. Too often, when we eat right but don’t exercise we fall off the diet wagon. But when we exercise and eat right, we enable both goals. We don’t want to eat garbage because we want to benefit from our hard work. We want to get the most from our healthy eating as well.

With quality chiropractic care geared for athletic families, you are putting your entire nervous system in proper alignment to build muscle around it. You have more stamina to work out and live an active lifestyle and sleep better, giving you more energy. Bottom line: you become conscious of the bad habits that have gotten you to this point and are able to avoid them, going forward.

What’s next?

My name is Dr. Michael Thompson. I am a chiropractor and have spent my professional career helping individuals and families adjust to more active, healthy lifestyles. I know nutrition and exercise as a trained exercise physiologist and wellness physician. For 16 years I have repeatedly witnessed the benefit of combining these three disciplines of nutrition, fitness and health.

The most important component is your body and the most crucial piece is your nervous system. It is how you perceive the world and every single brain impulse moves through that channel. If there are obstacles that slow or stop the signal, is that a good thing, or a bad thing?

If we can make sure the flow of information moves unobstructed, is that a good thing, or a bad thing?

I want to encourage you to call our office right now at 314-432-2329. Our clinic is in the little yellow house on Clayton, across from Plaza Frontenac. Call us and set an appointment for a no-cost screening.

We will use NASA certified technology to identify the effects of lifestyle choices and discuss how to relieve them for you and your family.