Practitioner Wellness Advice Column: A Preventative Approach to Wellness

Dr. James Augustine, D.C. – BioVeda Health & Wellness Center of Cerritos, CA To begin this discussion, most people go to the doctor when symptoms arise. Symptoms are the last thing to show up but the first thing to leave. We all have been taught that we go to the doctor when we feel bad, and when the symptoms are gone, we are healthy. Lack of symptoms does not mean that a person is healthy. All the “silent killers” like high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, typically have no associated symptoms. The American Heart Association states that 50% of the time, the first symptom of a heart attack is no symptom but a massive, deadly heart attack; lights out. By the time symptoms arise, there has been permanent tissue damage happening in the associated areas of the body. Therefore, I say, measure your health by how you function not by how you feel.  We utilize several methods in my practice to assess the body’s ability to function.  Contact BioVeda to learn more! Dr. Jean Gibson, D.C. – BioVeda Health & Wellness Center of Fayetteville, AR Do any of these scenarios sound familiar? You get up in the morning feeling stiff, but ignore it, because you didn’t sleep well the night before. You then sit down on the sofa to read the paper and enjoy your coffee. When you try to get up, BAM – a sudden and sharp pain in the back. You get up in the morning and go straight to your computer. You end up sitting too long, and when you try to stand up – you can’t...

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