The Medical Breakthrough That Should Turn Your Health Upside Down

It was only decades ago that medical researchers began to uncover one of the most important discoveries in the last century and one that, if understood, could change the face of health for literally billions.

This discovery was a vital detail about the most terrifying of all medical conditions…CANCER.

That 6 letter word we never want to hear and when we do, it sends anyone reeling into fear and despair.
What researchers learned is that a tumour, aside from some more aggressive types, was much MORE slow growing than it was first thought.

By slow, I mean it can take some breast and bowel tumours over 10 years to grow into a detectable size and there are documented cases of tumours being over 40 years old!!!

You may be thinking the value in this discovery was that early detection programs were the key to health. Catch it earlier and with more time to “treat” the condition at hand.

That’s exactly what was done and the results from studies following the outcomes are mixed and controversial.

This is why you may have noticed a change in suggested screening frequency, especially in the case of breast cancer as one example.

The REAL LESSON from this discovery is…

You can NEVER use the lack of symptoms to judge your level of health.

This is without question the single biggest mistake people make when it comes to being healthy today and in the future.

The decision we make to not take any form of action – eating a healthy diet, physically training our body, paying extra attention to the quality of our sleep, correcting problems with our structure, addressing stress overload… the list goes on.

At least not until we think we have “a problem”.

Unfortunately, CANCER has taught us that “our problems” can exist without us knowing it and the decision to not be actively engaged in a Blueprint For Health will come back to haunt us later and sometimes, later will be much too late.

Here are 5 things you can do right away that will improve your lifestyle dramatically and make a lasting impact on your health:

1. Stop Smoking

Smoking still remains one of the top risk factors for cancer and other health conditions. Removing this toxicity from your life will go a LONG way to boosting your quantity and quality.

2. Get Adequate Vitamin D

Research continues to grow supporting Vitamin D sufficiency. If you get yours from the sun, be sure to avoid getting excessive exposure and burning the skin as that has negative consequences than can offset the benefits.

3. Exercise Daily

If there were a magic health bullet, regular exercise is it! Physically training our bodies has a positive influence on nearly every measurable aspect of your health.

4. Make Quality Sleep a Priority

Meeting your sleep requirements gives your body an opportunity to recovery, repair and recharge. In our busy world, sleep is being diminished at an alarming rate and our health is paying the price.

5. Eat More Veggies & Less Processed Meat

A diet built on real, whole foods has been demonstrated to reduce the incidence of disease and improve other health markers.

Eat By Design supports vegetables, healthy animal products and good fats as the basis for optimal nutrition.

The best part about having a Health Blueprint is that it takes the guess work out of your daily lifestyle!
Since health is more than just being symptom free… having a plan can boost consistency and help safeguard your well-being into the future.

Dr. Steven Gall has been offering exceptional chiropractic care to infants, children and adults for over 25 years. He has spent his life learning, and improving his knowledge, skills and ability to provide his care. As a public speaker and health coach he strives to assist people in seeing and attaining a life of extraordinary health. Contact the office to join others who have started the same journey.

It’s (More Than) OK To Be Selfish

You’ve probably been taught that being selfish is a less than virtuous character trait, but I’m here to tell you…it’s (more than) OK to be selfish.

I’ll even make the case, it’s required for you to fulfill YOUR requirements for a happy life.

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Dr. Steven Gall has been offering exceptional chiropractic care to infants, children and adults for over 25 years. He has spent his life learning, and improving his knowledge, skills and ability to provide his care. As a public speaker and health coach he strives to assist people in seeing and attaining a life of extraordinary health. Contact the office to join others who have started the same journey.

Building Muscle To Lose Fat

There’s a fairly standard approach to lose fat…eat less and move more. To most people this means a restrictive diet and hitting the treadmill.

While nibbling on rice cakes and jogging may highlight the accepted procedure, it also doesn’t work as well (nor is it as enjoyable) as a different method – building muscle to lose fat.

Fat Loss 101

Dropping some lbs is probably on the hit list for most and it’s been that way for decades… you’d think we would have a simple, straight forward understanding of fat loss by now.

Amidst the complexity there are at least 2 things more experts can agree on:

  1. You need some level of caloric deficit
  2. Fat loss is a hormonal event

Calorie Deficit

In a nutshell, you’re going to need to burn more energy than you more than consume.

This is how the “obvious” strategy of dieting and cardio come to be the holy grail of fat loss.

Makes sense right? Eat less food and burn 500 calories in 60 minutes getting tortured on your favourite piece of cardio equipment.

It works until you eat that 500 calorie pint of ice cream and completely wipe out any good that came from your suffering. The cycle repeats.

Attempting to win the calorie in – calorie out battle can result in a viscous cycle of failure, one that often has negative psychological results to boot.

Your Hormones

Fat loss is a product of the right hormones telling the body to release the stored “energy” in the fat cells for its own use.

Think of the fat cells like the body’s emergency storage tanks (storing fuel in case we need it for survival in the future).

It’s a built-in survival mechanism but it’s getting all the wrong signals!
The body just wasn’t designed to excel with a constant supply of processed food, low activity levels and extensive external stressors.

The Solution

In order to address the problem in an effective and sustainable way, we need to set up an environment within the body that is conducive to releasing body fat for energy and sustaining that release over long periods of time.

This is where our changed perspective comes in…

What if instead of trying to burn calories and eat less food, we put the attention on building muscle and letting your body do most of the work?

You see, more muscle means more mitochondria, the powerhouses within your cells. More mitochondria means more fat burning, a faster metabolism, better glucose regulation…in short, building more muscle means an increase in ALL DAY, 24 HOUR caloric output.

Hands down, that beats trading calories on the treadmill for calories from your meals any day!

How To Build Muscle To Lose Fat

  • Eat protein with EVERY single meal
  • Avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates
  • Add omega 3 fats
  • Lift heavy (for you) weights
  • Get adequate rest and recovery
  • Get some sunlight or supplement with Vitamin D

It may be a new perspective (to you), building muscle to lose fat, but the arrows point to the need for a new culturally accepted methodology for fat loss. This is one you can routinely enjoy both in the gym AND the kitchen.

Dr. Steven Gall has been offering exceptional chiropractic care to infants, children and adults for over 25 years. He has spent his life learning, and improving his knowledge, skills and ability to provide his care. As a public speaker and health coach he strives to assist people in seeing and attaining a life of extraordinary health. Contact the office to join others who have started the same journey.

When Shoulder Pain Is Not A Shoulder Problem

Having a tough time solving your shoulder pain? It could be the rotator cuff. Maybe it’s the shoulder joint itself? It could also have nothing to do with the shoulder at all. Hmmm.

Here’s how to know when shoulder pain is not a shoulder problem, what the real culprit could be and how to start fixing it.

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Dr. Steven Gall has been offering exceptional chiropractic care to infants, children and adults for over 25 years. He has spent his life learning, and improving his knowledge, skills and ability to provide his care. As a public speaker and health coach he strives to assist people in seeing and attaining a life of extraordinary health. Contact the office to join others who have started the same journey.