Happy New Year to all of you! I hope this finds you all doing great, getting ready to dive into the new year head first (safely of course)!
Now that the bulk of the holiday season is behind us, how many of us enjoyed many of the tasty treats commonly associated with holidays? C'mon put your hands up high.
How many of you know that these tasty treats are more destructive to your mind than your waistline?! - put those hands back down now.
Studies show that these tasty holiday treats are very destructive on our minds. In many of our foods these days we can find "trans fat". Trans fat is extremely damaging to our minds, specifically our memory. The more trans fat you consumes the worse your memory is.
During a recent study, it showed the group whom consumed trans fat, was able to retain 11 words less than those who did not. May not seem like much, but this is over a short time period. Now extrapolate that to your life and how many years you have enjoyed french fries, cakes, pies, pancakes, waffles, tv dinners. The study also showed that the primary affected age group is between 20-45 years old. Well what is the most dominant part of this age groups life? WORK! Work, relationship building, memories with families, friends, kids, you name it and there is a good chance it takes place here.
Look at your diets, think about the consequences before enjoying that warm apple pie, those savory fries...is it worth it?
If you have any questions about nutrition or health, please reach out to us to see how we can help you.
Happy New Year
Dr. Zach Beatty, DC
Gonstead Family Chiropractic
San Diego, CA
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Study from American Heart Assocaition
I have been in sports for as long as I can remember. Having played just about every sport I can get my feet, hands, or head into! It became a passion, you know the type where you are to the point people call it an obsession. As many athletes know, a time comes when you must hang up their desired cleats, sneakers, clubs, or whatever item was so near and dear to their soul. So what is next? Is it possible to find another passion that hits your core like none other?
The answer for me is yes. I found chiropractic, well... rather chiropractic found me! No I do not have a horrific life changing example that led me here. The story is simple. Growing up in a very rural community, nobody wants to ride the bus, am I right? Well thankfully I had an older sister willing to drive me to school and arrive just in time for classes to start. She was an athlete much like myself and one day she was unable to play. She had severe pain down her leg, making it difficult to perform pretty much any athletic movements, even your daily activities were affected. Long story short is she began to see a chiropractor, much like my entire family did, however the only times she could go were before school! Waking up early for no benefit to myself, c'mon now. But I did it because I still did not want to be riding that dang yellow bus. What I began seeing before school would forever change my life unknowingly at the time. I witnessed first hand the incredible effects chiropractic had on her life. I was the best tag along you could ever imagine!
Fast forward 3-4 years I made the decision that I too would become a chiropractor and help people's lives change before my eyes. Now I am sitting here some 12 years later in beautiful sunny San Diego California, writing away at this blog.
I found my life long passion outside of sports, but I could not keep away from watching them, only dreaming of the days I was close enough to hear the coach talk to the players, the jokes made among teammates, the day-to-day grind of trying to be the best as a team and as an individual. I have the unique privilege of being able to tap into two of my most obsessive passions, sports and chiropractic. It is with great honor and pleasure that I have become the official team doctor for the San Diego Guardians, a semi-professional ABA league basketball team.
Talk about living out your dream! I am living out my dream every single day and I am beyond fortunate for that. If there is something holding you back from living out your dream, be like chiropractic,find its cause and tackle it head on. Because anyone can run around issues, but dream makers run right through them. Find you passion, obsess over your passion, and make it your lifestyle.
Dr. Zach Beatty, DC
Dr. Zach Beatty, DC
Dr Zach is a chiropractor at Gonstead Family Chiropractic in San Diego California. He is dedicated to helping families achieve optimal health.