Thursday, July 26, 2012

Part 3- The 5 Pillars of Health - Nutriton

To review, we are talking about the 5 essential components of HEALTH and today's topic is NUTRITION. This is pretty much a "no-brainer" as it relates to your overall health and wellness.
I have introduced exercise as the first pillar of health and now nutrition. We all know if we exercise and eat well it will improve the way we feel, look and most importantly, improve the way our body functions.

Proper nutrition can prevent, and in many cases cure, many health related illnesses. Again, just like exercise, all we have to do is incorporate it into our lifestyle. So let's start out easy. If I told you to include some raw vegetables into 1-2 meals per day for year, would you improve your health? Absolutely! This can be very easy to do, all you have to do is start TODAY. Eat some raw carrots and celery or broccoli at your next meal. Or even have them as a snack instead of bag of chips or a candy bar. Include a nice dark, green leafy and colorful salad at dinner tonight. Including raw vegetables 1-2x per day will give your body important vitamins and minerals needed for cellular repair, enzymatic reactions and many other vital functions of the body. "Strive for five" servings of fruits and vegetables per day.

I always recommend getting your vitamins and minerals from food sources, however there are many reasons to supplement. First of all, our soils are very depleted of the essential vitamins compared to what they were even 50 years ago. So our fruits and veggies don't have the concentration the vitamins and minerals as they used to. Then add cooking to the equation. Raw is by far the best way to eat fruits and veggies. Steaming or a light boil is second best. Cooking and baking for long periods and definitely microwaving will strip all the essential vitamins and minerals out of your foods.

This is where supplementation comes in. A good quality, high potency multivitamin is always a good choice. Calcium/Magnesium, Omega 3 oils, and Vitamin D are also staples for supplementation.
You should always consult with your Chiropractor, Naturopath, Nutritionist about supplementation.
These are the experts in nutrition and natural health and can give you good guidance.
Change your eating habits today and make a big impact on your health for years to come!!

Stay tuned for Part 4 where we will discuss SLEEP -The third pillar of health.


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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Part 2-The 5 Pillars of Health -Exercise

Hopefully you had a chance to read my previous blog entry "Part 1-The introduction of the 5 Pillars of Health". If you have not, I encourage you to read it before this one.

Incorporating these 5 major components of health can make a positive influence on your general well being. The first pillar I am going to talk about is EXERCISE. I really don't need to go into too much detail about how exercise can improve your health, we all know this to be true. There are miles and miles of studies to prove that exercise is effective for preventing heart disease (the number one cause of death in North America), cancer (#2 cause of death), diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, mental disorders, chronic pain.... the list goes on and on.

We know that exercise is good for us and that it is an integral part of health, so why don't we do it?? The number one excuse is..."I don't have time". Canada's Doctors of Chiropractic have developed a very simple "Fit in 15" program that virtually anyone can "fit" into their busy day to promote an active lifestyle. The Fit in 15 minutes program has incorporated the 3 main components of exercise: cardio, strength and flexibility. All of these exercises can be found at . Please have a look at this website for easy-to-do exercises, pictures and diagrams, and a calender to follow your progress. All you have to do it click on the link above, browse the site and register if you would like to access the calender and get motivational e-mail reminders to "fit-in" your 15 minute exercise program. This program is really designed to get you moving and get you in the habit of exercise. The idea is to start slow and progress. Eventually the 15 minutes will be so easy that maybe you will increase it to 20-30 minutes or more.

Folks, if you exercised 15 minutes per day for one full year would you be healthier??? ABSOLUTELY!!!
Do yourself a favour and start exercising today and pass this information along to a friend of family member. Knowledge is power, but without action you will have no results!

Stay tuned for Part 3 where we will discuss NUTRITION -The second pillar of health.


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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The 5 Pillars of Health...incorporate to unlock your true potential. PART 1- The Introduction

I would like to introduce to you The 5 Pillars of Health. Incorporating and improving these 5 major components of health into your lifestyle could dramatically improve your health and unlock your true potential. What I mean by "your potential" is your body's ability to function, heal and operate at 100%. This is part 1 of a 6 part blog series where I will cover in detail each important pillar of health.

There are so many aspects of health, but I have chosen to focus on five components that have a significant influence on whole-body wellness. The definition of HEALTH is a complete state of physical, emotional, and social well being and not merely the absence of disease. (WHO- World Health Organization) This definition is so true and very descriptive. It includes whole-body wellness incorporating the biopsychosocial model and explains that even if you feel good and have no disease or medical condition, it doesn't necessarily mean you are "healthy".

The five pillars of health are: Exercise, Nutrition, Proper Sleep, A Positive Mental Attitude, and A Properly Functioning Nervous System. Again I will touch on each topic in some more detail in the next several blog posts. If you have any specific questions, you may leave a comment and I will try to respond to them in the blog post. If you can have a good balance of each component of health, you will certainly make a big impact on how you feel and function.

Stay tuned for Part 2 where I will discuss with you our first pillar...exercise.


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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

My first chiropractic experience and purpose in life.

Hello folks, my name is Dr. Brent Moyer, a Chiropractor in Burlington Ontario. I have a beautiful wife named Giada and gorgeous 8 month old son Luke. I am truly blessed to have them in my life.

I have a true PASSION in life and that is, HELPING PEOPLE GET the simplest sense. Let's face it, if we don't have our health, we don't have anything.

I am a healer, educator, husband, father, brother, son, uncle, Christian, and a Chiropractor.

I decided to become a Chiropractor after my experience with a Chiropractic Doctor in Oakville. I was probably around 12 or 13 years old when I was trying out for the Oakville Rangers AAA hockey team. I was quite the athlete growing up, playing rep hockey, lacrosse, golf, soccer, bmx name it, I played it. I was on a breakaway in hockey tryouts when I was tripped causing me to slide into the goal post shoulder first. I proceeded to finish off that last 5 minutes of the tryout with hard skating and push ups at each blue and red line. My shoulder was killing me!!! In the shower after I knew something was wrong because I could hardly raise my arm. My mother knew that taking me to the ER would take forever and all they could do was maybe x-ray and give me some pain killers, so she took me to the local chiropractor. I played hockey with his son. He took me in immediately and took x-rays of my shoulder. There was a small fracture of the clavicle. You are probably wondering, what was the chiropractor going to do with a broken shoulder? Let me explain! My collarbone (clavicle) was obviously very sore and swollen. I also felt pain up my neck and into my upper arm. My chiropractor explained that many shoulder injuries will eventually cause neck and arm problems. And his goal was to make my neck and arm feel better and remove any type of nerve pressure to relieve pain and allow my body to heal properly. The first few days I saw him twice daily. Then it was 2-3x per week. In a matter of a few weeks my neck was no longer stiff and sore and my shoulder and arm pain was almost non-existent. He taught me that healing comes from within and his adjustments were designed to allow my body to heal to its full potential. He took another x-ray to confirm and see if the fracture was healing properly. After about 3 weeks we were able to see the callus on the x-ray, confirming that it was healing and in proper position. As I later found out in chiropractic college, clavicle fractures are the most common non-union or malunion fractures and that a callus will form around 21 days.
I was amazed how my chiropractor was able to treat me with his hands and not use any drugs or surgery. It was natural, it made me feel good and I thought at the time that it was pretty cool! Each visit when I waited in his adjusting room I would read his posters and study the human anatomy. It was then that I knew I wanted to be a Chiropractor.

I am a true believer that we all have a calling. We are all put on this planet for a purpose. And my purpose is to be a healer...a Chiropractor. I have been blessed with many things in my life... such as my health, my wife, my son, my family and friends, my education and god-given talents to heal with my hands and mind. I am so thankful.

Well, this is my very first blog post so I hope I did alright. The purpose of my blog is to educate the public about health and wellness. I want to reach out to as many people as possible so we can be informed of healthier practises and truly become a healthier planet. We have a very powerful self-regulating, self-healing body that can be optimised. We just have to unlock our true healing potential. This certainly requires some responsibility and lifestyle modifications. However, EVERYONE is capable of becoming healthier. PLEASE stay tuned for more blog entries to learn how to become healthier, feel good, enjoy life and experience your true potential.


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