As I was preparing to present an 8 hour CE credit seminar this past Saturday, a news bulletin caught my eye:
“For those looking for an excuse to avoid exercise, here’s one…”
Again a perfect example of isolating a clinical finding and taking a bit of interesting information completely out of context to the whole. No big surprise here. As most scientific research is conducted and reviewed with an allopathic bias, the result given to the unaware public is confusing.
As I share in my seminars about nutrition (and chiropractic for that matter) context and relevance is key. We caution our patients to not exercise too aggressively if their spine is subluxated or if they are nutritionally deficient. We do our best to look at the whole (holistic) picture and recommend a program of health attainment and maintenance that is appropriate to the patient and situation involved.
Another short article from FOX news helps the confusion along and promotes the typical allopathic dogma… http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/05/31/could-exercise-be-unhealthy-for-some-people/
So the answer seems to be, as always, balance, relevance and appropriateness in all things – exercise included. The media feeds on and dispenses fear. When you take a seed of truth out of context to the whole, the result is often a perfect recipe for continuing drama, confusion and fear.
Exercise, common sense exercise supported by chiropractic correction and sound nutrition, is valid, much needed and sadly often lacking in the typical American daily regimen. Though I am sure you would agree that motivating patients to exercise and hold up their end of the teamwork bargain is challenging, the more we can hold and maintain a light of common sense…the more likely it will be for them to eventually see that light.
Be well and be strong this week…your patients are depending on you to help them navigate media’s insanity and fear!
©2012 Perry Chinn,D.C. All rights reserved.
Dr. Chinn is a 1986 Life graduate (Marietta), has been practicing in the Seattle area for 25 years and is a board member of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society. He is the co-creator of the nutritional cardiovascular formula Acctrix (www.Acctrix.com), co-founder of Unisal Wellness Technologies and is the author of Symphony of Wellness and Soaring Beyond Fear ( www.PerryChinn.com). His book Symphony of Wellness focuses on the science and benefits of the Nobel Prize winning science of nitric oxide for cardiovascular health and whole body wellness. He can be reached at DrPChinn@gmail.com or email@example.com