This Substance is More Addictive Than Cocaine and Responsible for 25,000 Annual Deaths
A little dessert never hurt anyone, right? It turns out sugar is literally the DEATH of an estimated 25,000 Americans every year, Article here. But, those numbers are grossly UNDERESTIMATED. 1 out of every 11 Americans is now diabetic AND 1 out of 3 are pre-diabetic. In speaking to one of my patients who “pushes” diabetic medications, big Pharma is pleased to report that 50% of all Americans are expected to be diabetic or pre-diabetic by 2020, this includes children! (50% Diabetic by 2020).
You might be asking yourself “why is a chiropractor/physical therapist” writing about diabetes and sugar?” Great question, the fact is sugar is a known inflammatory agent. Too much sugar is KNOWN to cause Type 2 diabetes (of course), weight gain and osteoporosis. Diabetics are very difficult to help due to the high level of inflammation in their bodies and require special attention because a physical program alone will be unsuccessful over the longer term if the nutritional aspect of their health is not addressed. As a healthcare provider serving Chicago and, specifically, North Center, I know my responsibility is to get the best possible results for my patients. Paying attention to the WHOLE patient and addressing both lifestyle issues and physical issues are a necessary step in the process of getting the best solution for each patient. One size does not fit all and each patient must be given a very specific, individualized program to ensure their needs are met because our goal at Align Joint & Spine is to get people back to doing what they love, not just now but, for many, many years to come. The weight gain caused by too much sugar consumption leads to increased loading on the joints and can cause both short-term and long-term damage to joints. If caught soon enough, the body can recover but a lifetime of abuse can make it difficult for your body to recover. Our patients who come from neighborhoods close by: Ravenswood, Uptown, Lakeview, Roscoe Village and, of course, North Center, encompass a very diverse population. This diversity has improved my ability and capacity to recognize the differences required to get the best possible result for each and every patient.
The American diet, the Standard American Diet (SAD), is so high in sugar and other inflammatory foods, the Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio is also severely out of balance. A simple test performed at our office can identify the imbalance in this ratio and allow for the best possible course of action to reduce the negative, damaging and inflammatory side effects. After being in the North Center neighborhood for nearly 20 years, it’s an issue that has become more common, not less common as time has passed.
If your diet isn’t the best and you have aches and pains, part of it may be due to biomechanical dysfunctions like those caused by poor posture which our office has an expertise in correcting. But, if there are inflammatory imbalances in your body, it’s important you get checked to see what the next best steps are to achieve your goals. Typical medical testing does not address the Omega 3/Omega 6 ratio and it’s a very simple test (finger prick).
Get checked and remove any doubts. You only have one body and a short time to enjoy life, don’t risk suffering permanent damage by not accurately identifying the cause of those aches and pains. Call today to get checked, (773) 852-3335.
P.S. Mention this blog article and receive the Omega Ratio test for only $69 (regularly $129).