The human body is an amazing thing. Nature intended for and gave the human body the ability to heal itself, but in order for that to happen we must have the propensity to take care of it. I’d be lying if I said that taking care of the body is an easy thing to do because most of the time it’s not. To be successful at taking care of our body it requires energy, resolve and knowledge. I cannot help with the energy or the resolve but I can give you knowledge that can then be used to help you take care of your body. In fact, I feel that my first and most important job as a doctor is to educate my patients. Education empowers us to do those things that will help us lead a healthier and more fulfilling life. Once we have obtained all three of these things I truly believe that we will be able to prevent most diseases. As good as it would be to have cures for all the diseases of the world, wouldn’t it be even better to prevent them from happening to us in the first place. Two quotes best summarize the purpose of this blog:

“The best six doctors anywhere, and no one can deny it, are sunshine, water, rest, and air, exercise and diet. These six will gladly you attend, if only you are willing. Your mind they’ll ease. Your will they’ll mend. And charge you not a shilling.” – Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields, What the River Knows

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” – Thomas Edison


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