Small changes that can make a big difference in 2019

Dr Leisa

Here we are in 2019. Time flies, and so do our health resolutions from last year, right out the window by February! It doesn’t have to be that way, if you make small changes to your health regime. Serious changes don’t happen overnight, and neither did our health conditions or challenges most likely happen overnight, so they won’t be resolved overnight either. I’ll talk about how you can make small changes in your routine that will make a big difference in your health in 2019.

The first thing you can do, is give your gut health more attention.

As I’ve written before, poor gut health is linked to so many other diseases, many of which why you may be taking medication for. When I wrote about medical grade probiotics, I meant specific ones that are recommended for each individual condition. There are certain strains of bacteria that are contraindicated for some conditions. Ulcerative colitis and autism are just two. Don’t try and treat conditions like these on your own with store probiotic yogurts. They do not work as advertised. Doing this will waste your time and money on these substandard products. Taking specific medical grade probiotics I recommend, in most cases, will be taken daily for 2 weeks, then only twice a week from then on. Eat small, balanced meals every 2-3 hours that include a balanced diet of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins at each meal. Easy Peasy. Cost effective too. Small change that makes a big difference in 2019.

Energy drinks are more dangerous than you think.
One way our body regulates stress is to produce cortisol, that helps regulate metabolism, and regulate stress. This is made by our adrenal glands. Two small glands that sit on top of our kidneys. We were designed to survive stressful conditions like running from a bear occasionally, not daily. Today, our stress levels, and boasting a lifestyle that includes regular deadlines causes us to use more adrenaline. This is when many people turn to energy drinks, and high caffeine coffees in the afternoon. Once you start using these stimulating drinks, there is a crash of energy. Now you’re on a stimulant merry- go-round.
Aldosterone is another hormone produced by the these glands. This helps control blood pressure. I’ve written an article on stress in early September of 2018. Feel free to review it for more info on stress and it’s dangers. Reducing energy drink supplementing with a good source of multiple B vitamins, and vitamin C, magnesium and antioxidants.
Watch refined carbohydrates, like sweets and sugary additives and food. This will help balance your energy levels throughout the day.

Commit to not using plastic for food and water containers.
BPA, or Bisphenol-Amine, first synthesized in 1891, is a major building block in plastics and even polyester. Since 1936, it has been known to mimic estrogens. It binds to the same receptors in the human body as the natural female hormone. It can promote human breast cancer cell growth as well as decreased sperm count in rats, among other serious conditions. Many Google searches will deny this is a dangerous or unhealthy substance, do your own research to confirm this. Using glass water bottles and food containers can be found in most big department stores is an easy way to reduce your BPA exposure.

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Leisa-Marie Grgula, D.C.
Chiropractic Physician
Accurate Care Pain Relief Center
21043 N. Cave Creek Rd. #A9
Phoenix, AZ 85024