Eating Right

Fat Free, Sugar Free, Lo-Carb., No-Carb., South Beach, Atkins, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, nutrisystem and the ever famous “It doesn’t matter what you eat, just take this pill”  !

            We are BOMBARDED will all types of different diets or weight loss solutions.  However, there are a few simple things to focus on that will make a huge difference.  Just to clarify, we will be covering how to eat HEALTHY not how to lose weight.  If you eat healthy, with portion control, and exercise appropriately you will more than likely start losing some of your excess baggage.  Just because you lose weight does not mean you were eating healthy.

            There are three categories of food: Proteins, Fats and Carbohydrates (also called Carbs).  Your body Needs all three.  The trick is 1) Eating the right amounts and 2) the right type.  So what does that mean?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Amount:  How much and in what proportions of each category can be the hardest thing to describe.  In fact, this is my third revision of this section.  Most diets tell you how many grams or ounces to eat.  Others tell you percentages of each group to eat.  Then it dawned on me that the easiest way is to give you a mental picture of what it looks like.  A typical meal plate should be ¾ vegetables and ¼ proteins.  In between meals you should snack on fruits, nuts, seeds and grains.  Cook with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and use Olive Oil dressings on salads.  This will give you the best balance of carbs, proteins and fats. Breakfast can be fruits mixed with cottage cheese or yogurt, oatmeal/grits, or eggs/omelet.  If you do the omelet, use sautéed vegetables not sausage and cheese.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Right Type:  This is where the rubber meets the road.  Eating the right type of proteins, fats and carbs are the biggest factor of diet.                                                                                            Proteins:  Fish and chicken are typically better because of fat content.  Lean beef is okay if eaten rarely.  Salmon is probably your best choice of any protein.                                                  Fats:  Good fats are typically found in fish, nuts, and vegetable oils.  Basically if you eat the right protein and carbs, they will have the right fats mixed in.  Then cooking with extra virgin olive oil and using olive oil dressings, you will get the right amount of fat in your diet.  Salmon, almonds, and avocados are all good sources of good fats.                                                            Carbs: Sugars, Pastas, Breads, Vegetables, and Fruits are all sources of Carbs.  Stay away from sugars and white breads and pasta.  Focus hard on eating in this order of most to least 1) Vegetables 2) Fruits 3) Whole wheat breads and pastas.  Try to eat at least 1/3 to ½ of your veggies raw.  Watch out for other ingredients in breads and pastas.  For example, most whole wheat breads still contain High Fructose Corn Syrup. Try to limit the breads and pastas as much as possible.

            Processed vs. Whole or Fresh                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I like to refer to this as man-made  vs. God-Made.  Once we start processing and messing with foods, there is a huge impact on nutritional content.  So, stay away from canned and boxed food.  Some people recommend for you to shop the outside edges of the supermarket.  The reason this is good advice is because the outside edges are your FRESH foods.  If something can sit on a shelf for a year and still be okay to eat, it probably isn’t very healthy for you.

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Healthy Living Series

Over the next four weeks we are going to be covering how you can live a healthier life.  Each week we will go into more detail into a specific area of Health.  Diet, Exercise & Mental/Emotional health are the categories we will cover the first three weeks.  Then on the fourth week you will learn what role Chiropractic care plays in taking care of your body.

          The first week we will cover Diet.  We will talk about what types of food are best for your body.  We will also touch briefly on fad diets.

          The Exercise section in the second week will cover the benefits of exercise, different types and suggestions on getting started.

          The Mental/Emotional side of health is widely overlooked.  In the third week we will not overlook this important topic. We will do a general overview of mental/emotional health its link to your overall health.

          The fourth and final week will be on Chiropractic and how it affects the nervous system.  We will learn how the nervous system controls most everything in your body and its effect on your health.

          Now, it is impossible to go over every detail in the next few weeks, so we will be covering the main points.  If you would like more specific information on any topic covered, please leave a comment.

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Progressive Approach-Personalized Care-Powerful Results

This is our philosophy at Heartland Chiropractic because we believe it speaks volumes about our practice.  One thing that Dr. Wolf has noticed is that there is a perception of inferior health care in Brown County.  So our goal is to provide progressive care where we treat each individual according to their personal condition.  By doing this we have found that we get amazing results.

Progressive Approach:

Dr. Wolf received his Bachelors degree from Texas A & M in Biomedical science and his doctorate from the prestigious Parker College of Chiropractic.  He has been trained in the latest advancements in the health care field.  He has been to multiple seminars and training sessions to expand and sharpen his skills.  Dr. Wolf has expanded his knowledge to make sure he can care for a wide variety of ailments.

Personalized Care:

So often doctors get caught up treating the conditions their patients have and not the people themselves.  What we mean is that some doctors think the same treatment should work for everyone with the same condition.  However, if you don’t look at the person first, you are missing the big picture and can miss an opportunity to really help the patient.

Powerful Results:

By using the latest technology and research and taking the time to understand the person and not just the problem, you are going to get better results.  Isn’t that what we are looking for?

We hope this gives you an idea of how we do things at our clinic.  If you would ever like to see our facilities or just talk to the doctor, please just give us a call.

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