Written by Barbro Brost, D.C. The Brost Clinic
Everyone’s deductibles and premiums are higher than ever for health insurance and January 1st, they are getting another substantial hike.
The “Affordable” care act has been anything but affordable for most families, where the cost for health insurance now often is higher than their house mortgage. Health care reform needs to be reformed and we need to get the focus shifted to actual health care instead of sick care, which is today’s model.
Because of the higher deductibles there is a change in thinking, from waiting until something goes wrong with the body, to trying to keep healthy to avoid needing to use the expensive health insurance.
There is a financial incentive to switch from a sick care model to a health care attitude: How can I better take care of myself to stay healthy?
80% of all health care problems are lifestyle related, so there is a lot that can be done to prevent problems and save lots of health care dollars!
- Eat a healthy diet: lean meats, chicken, fish, eggs, vegetables, nuts, fruits and berries. Avoid sugar and grains. Stay low on dairy.
- Take vitamins.
- Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day.
- Exercise at least 3 days per week.
- Get 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
- Keep your nervous system, which controls all other body systems, well-functioning with regular chiropractic care.
Chiropractic patients have 60% less hospitalizations compared to the general population and their overall health care spending is 50% less. So if you have not yet discovered chiropractic, now is a great time to do so!
Chiropractic has always been focused on wellness care, long before it became popular!