I recently heard an expression a few days ago, one we all know, but for whatever reason it stuck with me this time as it applies to my health practice. The phrase spoke of the notion to “stay ahead of the curve,” having had nothing to do with health in this case, but it created an “aha” moment for me that I wanted to share with you today.
For a wide variety of reasons, I am of the belief that we must quickly shift the paradigm for health care and take a significantly more active role to optimize health than the great majority of the population does today. After all, the last several decades have seen dramatic shifts in the quality of our food, water, air, and chemicals found in every aspect of our lives. Couple this with the great stress of modern living as few take the opportunity to truly “turn it off” for any length of time. These shifts have, to no great surprise, corresponded with the epidemic rise in a wide variety of chronic health conditions, from heart disease, cancer, diabetes, autoimmune disease, and millions living sub-optimally well.
So I would ask you, “are you staying ahead of the curve” when it comes to your health?
There are those that can barely see the curve off in the distance, who choose to enjoy life on their terms and test fate. Then there are those at the curve who make a concerted effort to eat better, exercise, sleep well, reduce stress, and even take a daily multivitamin. Unfortunately, even the great share of this group is vulnerable in this modern world for a malady of chronic health problems. They often experience various signs of poor health, but they likely write them off as “normal” since everyone they know experiences the same ones that they do, as well. That is why it seems like the people we love are falling prey one by one to any number of conditions.
There are many who are definitely staying ahead of the curve. They take an empowered role in their health, they get evaluated, they read labels, they eat real food and they supplement aggressively according to their needs. Their life is about prevention and taking action before problems begin. They think holistically. In order to break the cycle of medication, suffering, and disease in our world today, we all need to ask ourselves if we can do more? Let’s make a commitment to “stay ahead of the curve” in order to lengthen longevity and stay around for those we love.
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenberg
Dr. Jeff Rosenberg is a Manhattan based Chiropractor specializing in Functional Medicine as a means to offer natural solutions for a wide range of chronic health conditions from a holistic perspective. He can best be reached through his website and offers help to clients nationwide.