Dr. Doug Miller ND
2801 35 St., Vernon, BC (250) 558-7733
Up Your Body
Have you changed the oil in your
car lately? Checked your tire pressure and tread? Had a safety
check? Had a seasonal tune-up?
Most of us wouldn’t thinkof driving our cars without doing some routine maintenance. But when
it comes to our own bodies – we often don’t pay much real
attention until something starts breaking down - and even then we
wouldn’t think of spending money on our health like we do on our
cars. We usually just address the problem with a quick fix, such as
a pill for a headache. This is like trying to fix a leak in your
radiator hose with duct tape. We need to address the underlying
cause - lack of maintenance.
you last do an “oil change” on yourself? There are thousands of
toxins and chemicals in our environment that we’re exposed to on a
regular basis. Our bodies get significantly burdened with these, and
then we add toxins that we knowingly put into our bodies -
cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, chemicalized and processed foods. It’s
no wonder our bodies eventually get tired of it all and start to
cough and sputter like a car badly in need of a tune-up.
Paying Attention to Basics
Regular bodily maintenance
involves paying attention to the basics - and these can be summed up
in the acronym NEWSTART. If you want to make a newstart as far as your health is concerned you need to pay
Nutrition The food and
additional supplements that you put in your body on a daily basis.
You will get optimum mileage out of good, quality fuel.
Exercise Helps to keep
the carbon off the valves, builds, strengthens and helps detoxify the
Water You need plenty of
pure water to cleanse and keep your body hydrated; running low on
water is like running your car low on oil.
Sunshine Sunshine chases
the mental blues away and also allows your body to produce Vitamin D.
Temperance This is simply
the minimizing or avoidance of harmful substances such as alcohol,
tobacco, food additives, preservatives, chemicals. Would your put
sugar in your gas tank?
Air As our air becomes
more polluted clean pure air becomes more and more important. Your
car won’t run well with a dirty air filter, neither will you do
well breathing polluted air. Breathe deep!
Rest and Relaxation Your
body, mind, and spirit need to have complete rest each day to
rebuild, recuperate, and rejuvenate.
Trust and a Positive Mental
Attitude Trust in a higher power, in the order of the
universe; whatever your personal beliefs, studies show that those
with faith in some spiritual belief are healthier and live longer.
Make a Committment to Your Health
These are the basics of everyday
maintenance. Everyone would benefit from the above. However, if you
suffer from more significant health problems you’ll need more
specific guidance in how to help your body reclaim its natural state
specializes in treating chronic health problems using gentle, natural
and effective remedies. By supporting the body’s inherent healing
energy and paying attention to the message behind symptoms
(addressing the true cause of symptoms) real health and
vitality can be achieved.
So, make a conscious choice to be
healthier! If you’ve got nagging symptoms, don’t just cover them
up with a drug. Make a commitment to health and start
your regular health maintenance program now. After all, aren’t you
worth more than your car?