Kids who KNOW can make wise decisions, kids who don’t have NO hope. Teach your children how to be healthy, and let them make wise decisions, even amid their bad ones.
Trans Fat – (from Wikipedia)
Although trans fats are edible, consumption of trans fats increases the risk of coronary heart disease by raising levels of the lipoprotein LDL (so-called “bad cholesterol”) and lowering levels of the lipoprotein HDL (“good cholesterol”). The United States FDA has issued a preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils (which contain trans fats) are not “generally recognized as safe”, which is expected to lead to a ban on industrially produced trans fats from the American diet. In other countries, there are legal limits to trans fat content.
My Daughter Ansley had a soccer game this weekend. After the game, the “snacks” were passed out. She had a choice of a juice box that was 50 total grams of sugar for the “pouch”… 6 grams more than the 44 gram can of coca cola that she has never had. And her dry snack was either some kind of Nutter Butter thingy, or a package of cookies. Both packages I glanced quickly from afar, expecting trans fats in both (even though I saw the ZERO GRAMS of TRANS FAT marketing label on the front). Sure enough, both had partially hydrogenated oil. Which means both had the chemical that Wikipedia tells us is listed as unsafe by the FDA, it is banned in other countries, and limited in most, and will someday be banned here in the USA. So. What would you do? We went out and got ice cream. Only 20 grams of total sugar for the serving, with a lower glycemic load, and no high fructose corn syrup or trans fats. One reason why you should try spending more time with me during a 60 Day Turnaround.
The best part of all of this, I let her know why. I explained it. Does she grasp it all, no, not yet. But at 9 years old, I know my daughter Brooke could probably teach many of you A LOT about nutrition. And in such knowledge, she can make wise choices for herself.
My question for the day, how do you educate your children about chiropractic? Your nervous system is the most important aspect of health. Do your kids think we are “making their back feel better”? I understand, I’m not full of myself or what we do when it comes to chiropractic. You have all heard me say “I wish chiropractors knew how to heal… anything”, but we don’t. We only help to insure that the reality of your function, is moving towards optimal, and in so doing, hope… simply hope… to assist your body in being better at healing.
I think your children should understand the gravity of this statement. Their lives will be bombarded with choices about medication, and chemical assistance. Shouldn’t they have an understanding that you do what you do, that you choose to bring them to our office, because you want to protect them from developing with issues that could get in the way of their function and healing? The reason why this is so critical is because of this statement:
If you raise your child thinking that it is ok to take a drug for anything, what makes you think that they won’t take a drug for anything?
Is this the message you want to send to your kids?
You see, your kids become healthier for the future, right now. With the habits that they build now, and the knowledge that you share. If you don’t take some kind of stand, they won’t. If you think that I am too critical, then explain away the fact that 7/8 of our country is dying from heart disease, cancer and diabetes. And tell me that your children will somehow avoid being in the statistics. I see this as an all out war with the cultural mess we have.
Thank you Christ for first going into culture, ripping it to shreds, while loving everyone it it. I will choose to TRY to do the same. And I will surely fall short of my goal, but I will at least leave an imprint somewhere. Somehow. Not the least of which will be my kids.
Be well and Be blessed. – Dr. E