Sugar Shocker: Are you eating/drinking too much sugar???
Sugar Shocker: Are you eating/drinking too much sugar???
Sugar Shocker: Are you eating/drinking too much sugar???
It’s no surprise people gain weight during the holidays. I mean, there’s all that delicious food and somebody has to eat it!
The average person gains 3-5 lbs in the last 2 months of the year. With all the extra “holiday parties” comes all the extra food…food you may not normally eat on a regular basis. And although “the holidays” consist of only 3 days (Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hanakuh, New Years) there are always numerous parties and events to get together with friends and family. While we can still enjoy ourselves and have a “blasty blast”…here are 3 quick and easy steps to avoid gaining that extra “holiday weight!”
1. NEVER EVER GO TO A PARTY HUNGRY! This is almost as dangerous as going to the grocery store hungry. If your parties are anything like mine, there are appetizers, snacks, Hor d’oeuvres, and unhealthy beverages, and that’s just within the first 2 hours. And your hungry temptation will eventually strike. Either that or as soon as the main course is ready you’ll over eat anyway. Plus, who knows what kind of unhealthy “food” is being prepared or HOW it’s being prepared. I’m not saying you can’t eat anything, but if you eat before you go you’ll be much less likely to pig out on the nastiness!
2. PLAN AHEAD! With the holiday season comes the holiday stress! There are gifts, and shopping, and traveling, and deadlines, and shopping…yeah shopping is stressful! Do yourself a favor, take a deep breath and relax. Plan everything. Plan your trips, your clothes, your gifts, and plan your budget! Don’t overspend because you feel you have to buy your grandpa’s neighbor a new fishing rod. Gift cards make great gifts! And don’t skip out on the things you should be doing, like your adjustments! If you plan accordingly you will have time for everything!
3. DON’T SKIP THE GYM! Nothing is worse than eating extra food, extra desserts, being stressed, overspending, and on top of all that NOT exercising! If you just can’t fit it into your day, refer back to tip #2. And if you still can’t fit it in, you’re working out wrong! My workouts take me 12 minutes/day. And if you don’t know who I am or what I look like, just trust me when I say it works!
So there ya have it folks! Comment away or ask questions if ya got ’em.
God Bless, Dr. Matt McNabb
The coolest thing since sliced bread!!!
What do you do when your check engine light comes on?
A). Put some new gas in your car?
B). Remove the exhaust pipe?
C). Pour mustard gas over the distributor?
D). Put a piece of duct tape over the light?
E). Figure out WHY the light came on
I sure hope you chose E! Most of us would even think of any of those as an option. Yet every day, millions of Americans try to cover up or treat their symptoms by popping pills, removing pieces, or poisoning themselves. That seems a little strange to me.
Yet we live in a fast-paced, quick-fix society. Instead of finding the CAUSE of our problems we like to ignore them and pretend like everything is ok. And the truth is, most of us take better care of our cars than we do of ourselves!!!
It’s not difficult to be pro-active with your health. instead of ignoring your body or looking for ways to cover up your symptoms, take control of your health. Stop thinking about what you can put in or cut out and start thinking about how to take care of what God has given you.
God gave us the gift of life. It is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living it well!
Take action and seek help! Don’t wait until it’s convenient or until it’s too bad!
Dr. Matt McNabb ⚡️⚡️⚡️
I’m walking around town with my beautiful fiance in my “Cancer Killer” t-shirt and I get all kinds of crazy looks. I’ve seen people whisper, stare, and walk in the other direction. At first I thought they were all amazed by her beauty…but then I realized, it was the shirt!
The “C” word gets people emotional. Everyone now-a-days knows somebody affected by cancer. And when we hear that word a certain level of fear creeps into our souls. I think that’s because of the association people make with cancer like: sickness, death, chemotherapy, and radiation. That’s because we have all been programmed to think that way. We’ve been BRAINWASHED into thinking the only road that follows cancer is sickness, death, chemotherapy, and radiation. Those are the treatment options 95% of the time. But did you know that 75% of the oncologists polled said that if they or a family member were diagnosed with cancer that they WOULD NOT do chemotherapy?
A recent article published in Cancer Epidemiology, Bio-markers and Prevention showed that long term use of statin drugs more than double your risk for breast cancer.
Enough is enough! Conventional Medicine is falling short and the only reason there is no widespread CURE in medicine is because there is no MONEY in finding a cure. There’s too much money in chemotherapy and radiation for there to be a new cure.
The truth is, THERE IS A CURE! It’s called: Getting to the cause. Find the cause of the cancer (or insert other sickness/disease here) and you’ll find the cure. Remove the cause (usually a sick body/person/organ(s)) and you have your cure. It’s just that simple.
To learn how to get to the cause, go here: http://www.beacancerkiller.com/
Dr. Matt McNabb
I get asked all time what kind of exercise is best. And no I’m sorry, but “chasing your kids around” does not constitute as exercise. And neither does “I have a tough job.”
If you heart rate isn’t elevated to a certain point for a specific amount of time then it doesn’t count! So does that mean you have to spend hours in the gym? What’s the best kind of exercise?
Lets face it: nobody enjoys running on the treadmill for 45 minutes. The Elliptical is no different. And if you ride a bike for 45 minutes you may other problems.
According to research, the high intensity short duration “Burst” training is the BEST type of exercise for just about everyone. Whatever your fitness goals are; lose weight, build muscle, train for an upcoming poker tournament, the high intensity route is the way to go!
But wait, this maybe the best news yet: you can all the benefits of other types of exercise, even more, in just 12 minutes per day! WHHHAAAATTTT?!?!?!?!
By maximizing your intensity and efforts, you can burn fat for up to 36 hours POST workout. This is called the “after-burn effect” and this is great news for those trying to lose weight. By getting your heart rate up to an optimal rate during exercise, your bodies metabolism is kicked into high gear and stays elevated for an extended period of time. This increases lean muscle strength and healthy hormone response. It also has positive effects on cardiovascular health, memory, mitochondrial production and efficiency, and brain function!
Unfortunately, with the classic slow-paced cardio, your heart never makes it to this point and therefor once you turn that machine off, your metabolism slows down quickly. Not only that, but depending on how long your cardio session was, you can also put your body into a catabolic state. This state is also referred to as muscle wasting. By stressing your body during the 45 minute run, cortisol levels increase and growth hormone levels decrease. What does that mean? Lets take a look at the damaging affects of prolonged increased cortisol levels:
Cortisol increases: blood sugar, stress, abdominal fat, cholesterol, acidity in the blood, fat storing, and appetite.
Cortisol suppresses: fat burning, exercise recovery, cognitive function, thyroid function, bone density, and lowered immunity
There are many programs and studios doing this high intensity training: most notably cross fit and orange theory fitness. There are also the DVD versions you can do at home including Insanity, MaxT3, and 10 minue trainer. You can choose which one you like the best. They all have some pros and cons. I’m a big fan of MaxT3 and insanity. MaxT3 is very short (only 12 minutes/day) and the results are amazing! Insanity takes about 45 minutes and is no slouch either! You can also add in some treadmill, elliptical, or bike work but it needs to be in that high intense intervals.
Whatever workout program you do committing to it is the most important thing. Get on a schedule/routine and do it at least 3 times/week. Dedicate time to exercise and ONLY exercise. Leave you smartphone in the car, minimize chatting to others, and stay focused!
Dr. Matthew J. McNabb
Gone are the days when men take their hats off in a public building. Gone are the days when you have to go to the public library and rent out a book just to learn about history. Gone are the days where a single Chiropractic adjustment can clear out interference in a persons body and that person can be well… Wait…WHAT? Where did that come from? Let me elaborate. This is a health blog. And before you click away, take your finger off the mouse and read on!
So much new information, new habits, new technology, new everything; Has led to a society of Subluxated, fragmented, disease-ridden, sad people. For those that don’t know, the word Subluxation refers to “interference” in the nervous system that disrupts the ability of the your brain to effectively communicate with the rest of the body, or that part of the body that is subluxated.
Yesterdays Chiropractors (I mean early 1900’s) simply adjusted the spine. Many of them in fact only adjusted one bone! Yet person after person was getting well, being “cured” of sickness and ailments, news was spreading like wild-fire, and Chiropractic was growing faster than medicine! But the birth of technology and new innovative ways of growing and manufacturing consumer goods (food, water, etc…) has led to a society of fast-paced lifestyle. The “grab-and-go” mentality has taken over our culture. We live in an age where having everything you could possibly ever need on your PHONE isn’t even enough. If there’s something faster, we want it. We want our information now and we’re not going to wait for it. This on-the-go lifestyle has lead us to neglect some of the basic principles of health. We don’t have time to cook, we don’t have time to exercise, we don’t have time to meditate or sleep more or pray…
Unfortunately, this lifestyle has lead us to more sickness, more suffering, more disease, more surgeries, more hospitalizations, more bankruptcies, and more deaths.
Take a step back and think about how much time you actively put into promoting health. How many hours per week do you spend exercising? How often do you cook at home? How many hours do you sleep each night? How many hours do you spend growing your relationship with God? When was the last time you detoxed, fasted, or cleansed?
The best part of all this…YOU DON’T HAVE TO SPEND MULTIPLE HOURS PER WEEK ON YOUR HEALTH!
You can exercise in MINUTES per week and get better results than those that spend hours on the treadmill. You can grow your relationships in MINUTES per week. You can cook healthy meals in MINUTES per week. The can detox or cleanse in MINUTES per week. The trick is learning how. How can we MAXIMIZE our time and efforts and get on the right path to health? Because the truth is: either you’re moving towards health or sprinting towards disease.
Maximized Living has figured it out! Following the 5 Essentials of Health are quite simple once you learn and master them. I’ll admit it may not be easy to master them but now that I have I’m healthier, fitter, happier, stronger, more energized, and better than ever!
Those who don’t find time for their health must soon find time for disease.
Everyone know eating well and exercising are important essentials to your health. But if you’re only doing those 2, even if you’re 100% with those 2 essentials, you’re still missing 3 vital essential components to your health.
Get on the right path. Find a Maximized Living Doctor near you and take control of your life and your health!
I’m hoping by now most of us are aware of the dangers associated with wheat and gluten. But there are still some unknowns and confusion so lets clear the air!
Wheat is bad. Gluten is bad. Stop eating it.
Satisfied? Yeah I didn’t think so. Lets elaborate:
First off wheat is highly processed and far from its natural state by the time it’s made into food. If you ask any Baker that’s been in business over 15 years they will tell you they NEVER used to use Gluten in their bakery. But because of how wonderful it is (to farmers, manufactures, and bakers) it’s used in high quantities now-a-days. The discovery of Gluten is old (older than you, and your mom, and her mom, and even her mom). But the use of gluten in our grains has become hugely popular in the last 15 years.
Wheat raises blood sugar levels, causes immunoreactive problems, inhibits the absorption of important minerals and aggravates our intestines. And much of this may stem from the fact that wheat simply ain’t what it used to be. Let’s elaborate a little more…
Hybridized and Genetically Modified Wheat
Today’s wheat is a far cry from what it was 50 years ago. Back in the 1950s, scientists began cross-breeding wheat to make it hardier, shorter, and better-growing. This work, which was the basis for the Green Revolution — and one that won U.S. plant scientist Norman Borlaug the Nobel Prize — introduced some compounds to wheat that aren’t entirely human friendly. Genetically altering wheat was a high priority task from Monsanto to market their “Round-up Ready Wheat.” As they did with Corn and Soy, altering the DNA of wheat meant farmers and manufacturers were able to produce more, longer lasting products. Which is great for them, but not so great for us.
As cardiologist Dr. William Davis noted in his book, Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health, today’s hybridized wheat contains sodium azide, a known toxin. It also goes through a gamma irradiation process during manufacturing. But as Davis also points out, today’s hybridized wheat contains novel proteins that aren’t typically found in either the parent or the plant, some of which are difficult for us to properly digest. Consequently, scientists now suspect that the gluten and other compounds found in today’s modern wheat is what’s responsible for the rising prevalence of Celiac disease, “gluten sensitivity,” and other problems.
It’s vastly more complicated than this but let’s illustrate: Everything we eat gets digested. Some foods begin digestion in the mouth (simple carbs) others take longer in various different parts of the digestion process (stomach, small and large intestines). Everything is broken down into tiny little particles. Think of a grain of salt. The gluten, however, cannot be digestested into tiny particles because your digestive system may not be able to break it down. It’s stubborn. So instead of being digested into a grain of salt, it’s left in a much larger size. Think of a golf ball. This golf ball sized gluten particle makes its way through digestion and “leaks” out of the gut because of damaged intestinal wall into the blood stream. This causes inflammation and stress on the the cells and liver Your body, as amazing as it is, recognizes this issue and begins attacking itself.
In order to “cure” yourself of gluten sensitivities, IBS, leaky gut, or whatever else wheat and gluten has done to your body you need to completely eliminate wheat from your diet for at least 2 weeks. It’s really much easier now-a-days with all the gluten free products. But just like everything else you MUST read the labels and know what you’re eating. Just because it says gluten-free does NOT mean it’s healthy!
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Comments, questions, concerns are always welcome
We talk a lot about health. But what is health? What does it mean? Are we healthy if we feel good? If we feel good we assume we are healthy. But this is a superficial lie. Two of the top three leading causes of death in the U.S., heart disease and cancer, are coined “silent killers” because generally you don’t feel the disease building up in your until later in the process. This explains how many people, including the late James Gandolfini, “feel” fine in the morning but can die of a fatal heart attack in the evening. You don’t feel these diseases building up and you may even pass a physical and get the “clean bill of health.”
But if we’re testing the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, etc… and looking for health from parts of body and not the thing that creates health, we’re missing the boat. So where does health come from? Well lets first define health:
According to Dorland’s Medical Dictionary: Health is 100% function of all cells, tissues, and organs in the body regardless of symptoms.
If health is about function, then we need to address function. So what controls all function in the human body? What’s the most important organ in the human body? The brain! In order for the heart to beat, lungs to breath, food to digest, a cut to heal, etc… Your brain must convey messages down through your spinal cord, across the nerves to every single cell, tissue, and organ in your entire body. And since the spinal column houses and protects the spinal cord and nerves, it might also be a good idea to check that. I believe there’s a direct correlation to a subluxation (a spinal misalignment that causes nerve dysfunction) and disease to the organ of which that nerve supplies. But don’t take my word for it. The best part of this whole thing is that it’s not my belief or opinion.
In 1923 Henry Windsor M.D., wanted to see if there was a correlation between a misaligned spine and disease. He did an autopsy on hundreds of bodies. He found out that when a person died of stomach disease they also had a misalignment in the area of the spine that controlled the stomach. When he did an autopsy on all the people who died of heart disease, again he found a misalignment in the area of the spine that controlled the heart. Again and again every one of the deaths were linked back to a misalignment in the same area of the spine and nerves that controlled that organ. Pretty cool huh?
So all we have to do to ensure proper communication from the brain down to the body and organs. How do we do that? We get our butts to a doctor trained to find, locate, identify, and CORRECT these subluxations. If you think for a minute about any symptoms you’ve had in the past couple years, check out this pic to see what area of the spine controls the organs associated with your symptoms.
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Don’t wait any longer to take control of your health. And no more judging your health on you feel!
Comments, questions, concerns are always welcome
In America, when we have a symptom arise, we generally go to the doctor. Lets say you’re having chest pain. You go to your doctor, he does some testing and says “you have high blood pressure.” Don’t worry though because there’s a pill for that. He writes on his prescription pad and gives you a copy and says “fill this, take twice a day and that should get your blood pressure down.” Great! A cure! Or is it? I think we missed the part where he said how long we’ll have to be taking this high blood pressure medication for. He didn’t say. So what do we do? Take it for a couple weeks then stop? Oh no no no…you’ll be on that medication for much longer than that. In fact, the majority of patients placed on high blood pressure medications never come off!
Studying these medications can be quite hairy. I’d rather not go into great detail about all the flaws of clinical trials. I would however like to point out that the duration most medications are studied is very short term. Lisinopril (HBP medication) for example, was studies only 12 weeks before it was cleared by the FDA. 12 weeks? That’s only 3 months! Who do you know that has ever gone on a medication and stopped just 3 months after taking it? I know people on Lisinopril for the past 13 years. This drug wasn’t studied for 13 years, yet the time frame we’re told to take it doesn’t exist. This, unfortunately holds true for many pharmaceuticals. Remember Vioxx? If not, read up on it:
Don’t get me wrong; There is a time and place for medicine. If your blood pressure spikes to 196/140…that’s an emergency situation and needs to be lowered. But over the next few months, lets find out WHY your blood pressure spiked. Lets find the CAUSE! Maybe you’re overweight. Maybe you eat fast food 5 or more times per week. Maybe you haven’t lifted anything besides a spoon in a while. Whatever the reason(s) lets find the cause and eliminate it.
Where to start: I’m sure we all know by now that there isn’t a lack of information out there. I’m not the first person to create a blog about health. There are more diet and exercise books available to fill the New York Public Library. So people often ask, “Where do I start?”
Well, for starters, put down the potato chips and grab some spinach. You must train your brain to think like a healthy person first. Begin surrounding yourself with healthy options. When you eat a salad think about how much better it is for you than fast food burgers. Just start exercising! If you’re one of the thousands of people who sign up for a gym and haven’t been there since January, get to the gym! Just start moving…
Once you start to re-program yourself to think like a healthy person, you’ll make healthier options. Maximized Living encompasses the 5 Essentials to health. I strive to be a perfect 10 in all 5 essentials:
1. Maximized Mind: Time management, stress management, adequate sleep, spiritual relation with God, positive thinking.
2. Maximized Nerve Supply: Correcting the spine and removing any interference in the nervous system to allow your body to function at its peak level
3. Maximized Nutrition: Giving the body the proper nutrients at the proper time allows for optimal cell growth and repair
4. Maximized Oxygen and Lean Muscle: Exercise allows your body to take in higher levels of oxygen and creates lean muscle that keeps both your body and mind healthy.
5. Minimized Toxicity: Toxins and chemicals surround us in our everyday lives and are included in items such as medications, refined foods, household cleaners and the items we cook with
If you work and focus on these 5 areas of your life you will begin a journey towards health and freedom and stray away from the path of sickness and imprisonment.
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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
~ Philippians 4:13