Are You Healthy?
Do I feel good?
Can I physically and mentally do the things I want to do? Am I
competently managing the daily stress in my life? The answer to
these questions gives you a snapshot of your current physical,
mental and social well-being, but this picture does not always do a
good job of telling you when your systems reserves are being
depleted and what problems are coming in the future. A single frame
from a movie may tell you what's happening right now but may not
tell you what's going to happen in the next scene. If you're feeling
good now, there may be very little indication that you are
developing chronic problems that will manifest themselves in the
To be healthy you
have to be concerned not only with present issues but with factors
that will affect future well-being. Can you prevent the development
of chronic diseases? If you already have a chronic disease can you
slow the progression or possibly reverse its course? The answers to
these questions are: Yes you can!
Your genetics are
a baseline, but your environment plays a significant role in how
your genes are actually expressed. If your environment leads to
excess oxidative stress and you are nutritionally deficient in the
factors that are needed to adequately breakdown toxins, how your DNA
is actually expressed will change. Important environmental factors
include sleep patterns, nutritional status, exercise patterns,
stress, support systems, and exposures to toxins.
Do you Exercise 5
times/week for 30 mins? This is important because doing so has been
shown to decrease all-cause mortality by up to 30%. Specifically it
reduces the risk of stroke by 25%, reduces the risk of heart attack
and cardiac death by 40%., reduces high blood pressure by 10 to 15
mm Hg, reduces stress, reduces the risk of colon, breast, and
prostate cancer, and facilitates detoxification.1
Do you sleep 7 or
more hours per night? This is important because not doing so is
associated with neurological diseases: stroke, multiple sclerosis
and Alzheimer's disease, slower brain cell repair and regeneration,
childhood obesity, GERD – heartburn, abnormal appetite regulation ,
increased high blood pressure and increased risk of developing high
blood pressure, accelerated loss of visual short-term memories, and
reduced testosterone production in young healthy males by 15%.2
Not only is it
important to feel good now, but it is extremely important to
evaluate and monitor the internal signs that are early indicators of
chronic disease. This can be accomplished with a thorough functional
Dr Flip Troiano
MD, 6789 N Green Bay Rd, Greensquare Center - L2 Glendale, Wi 53209.
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