by Dr. Glenn Clearie DC
A few months ago my daughter obtained her drivers permit. Like every new driver, my daughter has high hopes of getting her own vehicle someday. We have started looking and initially we have been discussing color, body style, miles per gallon and other items that are seemingly important. Should she consider four doors, two or a hatchback? She is an athlete and could use the extra room for equipment. Automatic would be preferable, yet my daughter also likes the idea of shifting. I loved a manual back then also.
However, recently my daughter was involved in an accident near our home. She was a rear seat passenger in a vehicle that was struck by another vehicle at some thirty miles per hour. To our horror, the vehicle my daughter was in flipped, skidded and came to rest on its side against the guardrail. Praise God that all the girls walked away from this accident. We all know others who have not. My heart sinks every time I consider the “what if’.”
As you might imagine, this accident has had a significant impact on all our lives. Suddenly, color doesn’t matter. We are now researching crumple zones and air bags among many other safety features. If anything, this accident has taught all of us what truly matters.
I have been thinking that, just like my sudden focus on what is important in the automobile safety realm, we all too often take our health for granted until a crisis happens. A “small” heart attack, an abnormal test scare, waiting for a biopsy result: these are wake up calls aren’t they? Have you had yours? If not, why would you wait for one to occur?
May I suggest that you take a moment to assess where your health is at and where do you want your health to be in the future. For myself, I would like to be able to enjoy my 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond. I would like to be full of vigor and vitality. While none of us can predict the future, much like an unforeseen car accident, we can implement various safety techniques that may help.
For the purpose of this article, may I suggest the basics of exercise, clean dietary consumption and focused nutritional supplementation. We all know that moderate exercise will do wonders for the body, mind and spirit. Eating tons of veggies is also a good decision. Not to be left out is the importance of consistent intake of the correct supplements your body needs to survive and thrive.
The confusion about supplements is that we are really just not quite sure what we should be taking, how much, which brand and for how long. We also are concerned about over dosing or having a reaction. I understand your concern so let’s talk about what to consider.
I recommend taking whole food concentrate supplements. I have spoken about this before at length. When you essentially take kale, broccoli and brussel sprouts that are ground into a daily supplement, you are improving the health of your body. Taking a whole-food mineral supplement with all its living, synergistic enzymes and natural co factors is a fantastic decision, just like getting wrap around air bags in my daughters vehicle.
Conversely, from my natural perspective, taking synthetic, man-made vitamins over years and decades is not protecting my health. I think eating an orange, red beet, radishes, blueberries and Swiss chard is a much better option, whether from the grocery store or in concentrated tablet form.
Does your supplement have air bags? Mine does. My best to you.