Monthly Archives: January 2012

A Bright Idea

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

This quote by Thomas Edison alludes to the goal of not waiting for a disease or symptom to strike the human body and then treat with medicine.  It would seem he had a vision that shifted the focus of energy of treatment away from prescribing medicines to a more proactive prevention through wellness care…the care that seeks to turn on the body’s natural healing ability. That is the difference between sick care and wellness care. Standard sick care tries to add something from the outside to the body to treat a symptom. Wellness care trusts that the body knows what to do once there is nothing interfering with it.  The aim is to remove that interference. Wellness care through chiropractic care provides the body that better receptive environment for achieving optimal health. Don’t wait until you are sick and hurting to do something. Get adjusted and enjoy life!

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“Inspiring Wellness in Every Family” ~ Dr. Chess Miles & Dr. Melvin Aldridge ~

Count the Cost

Often when people ask about the cost of a new health program it is because they focus on the expense not the benefits. We don’t consider that what we are really paying for is our opportunity to finally reach a state of optimal health.

The best question for us to ask would be, “how much are our poor health habits costing us”? Take a moment to think about it. What medications would we not have to take? What junk food would we not be enticed to buy? What larger sized clothing would we not have to buy? What seatbelt extension would we not have to buy? What extra plane ticket for our excess weight would we not be forced to purchase? What extra doctor appointments and parking fees would we not have to pay for because our joints have worn out? Often we choose the least path of resistance simply because we think it is easier to stay comfortable in our status quo. We settle for less.

So what value do you place on your health? I counted the cost. The cost of declining health was too high. I did not want my body to be a foreclosed estate, devalued and in disrepair. I did not want to settle for less. I wanted the best for myself. I wanted the upgrade to optimal health. Now I want that best for others. This is more than about the food you eat. This is about the rest of your life being the best it can be. How about you, do you want an upgrade in your health? Count the cost and choose the best for yourself. Let’s get healthy together.

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“Inspiring Wellness in Every Family” ~ Dr. Chess Miles & Dr. Melvin Aldridge ~

What Resolution?

New Year’s Day is associated with fireworks, black-eyed peas, football and resolution making. Every year that comes in many of us make at least one resolution – usually about some way we think we should do something that will improve us, such as quit smoking, spend more time with family, or lose weight. And with every year that goes out many of us forget we have ever made that resolution. Why is it that most of us never stick with our resolutions? We viewed the resolution to be a single event in our life that would make the change we expect rather than a change that that would manifest itself across all events of our life. For example, making a huge effort to attend a playoff game your child is in does not really contribute to the overall improvement of relationship of parent & child. Whereas making consistent small changes such as taking a little extra time each day to listen, talk, laugh, & love with that child creates lifetime changes.

The same is true when we make a resolution to lose weight. We resolve that on Jan 1, after the family dinner of course, we will make a huge effort to go on a diet. Then we notice Jan 2 is our child’s birthday, so we can’t start then. And then Jan 3 comes and we have a business lunch so we can’t start then. Before long our weight loss resolution lies in the dust of powdered sugar doughnut residue. How did we let this happen so quickly? We viewed the resolution as a one-time event like that one playoff game. True optimal health through weight loss will never be a one-time event. It must involve those consistent small changes that cut through all aspects of your life and change forever the relationship of your mind and body with food.

The dictionary definition of resolution is: “A settled purpose, a determination, a firm decision to do or not to do something.”

If you desire better health for a lifetime then let your resolution be a settled purpose to begin now, don’t worry about last week, or fret about next week. There is no better time to start than now.

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“Inspiring Wellness in Every Family” ~ Dr. Chess Miles & Dr. Melvin Aldridge ~

Welcome

Welcome to the ProHealth Wellness Solutions Blog! A blog created to extend the passion to share a path for Optimal Health. Lets begin together.

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“Inspiring Wellness in Every Family” ~ Dr. Chess Miles & Dr. Melvin Aldridge ~