The Top 3 Ways to Wreck Your Health

When I sat down to right this article I had an interesting thought.  There are many, many ways to improve your health.  You can change how you eat (in a million different ways), you can start an exercise program (there are lots of choices!) or you can find another of the myriad ways of improving health. There are literally so many ways to improve health if you look and just go for it.


But wrecking it? That’s easy.  There are maybe 10 concrete ways to really destroy your health and most of them we already know. Smoking, stressing, sitting, etc… but what are the top 3? The holy grail of health destruction?  Read on and discover the best ways to wreck to your health.  Or as I like to think of the them, the 3 things you never want to do.


1. Don’t Sleep- you want to wreck your health this is hands down #1, the master of disaster.  Lack of sleep prevents you from undergoing any meaningful healing, prevents the regulation of hormones and makes keeping your stress levels down virtually impossible.  Making sure to budget at least 8 hours a night for sleep and avoiding caffeine and blue lights (TV’s, phones, computers, etc) before bed should be priorities unless you do not want good sleep.


2.  Drink Coffee in the morning and alcohol each night- another great way to wreck you health is to start each day with caffeine and end each day with booze. They play opposite roles in the body. Caffeine ratchets you up and booze simmers you down. Unfortunately caffeine stays in your system for on average 9-10 hours (if you drink a normal sized coffee. Drink more than that and its closer to 12-13 hours) so its still there when you have a drink. This gives the body 2 conflicting signals and this is great for messing with your heart.


3.  Avoid all natural foods- this one does a great job of wrecking health too.  Processed foods contain a fraction of the nutrients of real whole foods and usually have some other form of chemicals in them too.  This double whammy of anti-nutrition makes sure your body is scrapping by on next to nothing in terms of micro-nutrients while having a huge stock pile of sugar and salt.


There you have it. The top 3 ways to wreck your health.  Of course, if you wanted to improve your health this list shows you the top 3 things to avoid.  I’d rather see your health in great shape so I recommend NOT doing the things on this list!.

Don’t forget that these 3 things also go a long way to determining how well your chiropractic and other treatments go as well.  A healthier body will respond better to physical treatments like chiropractic. To schedule an appointment with me call 715-246-7500 or message our Arvold Chiropractic Facebook page.

Austin EricksonAbout the Author

Dr. Austin Erickson is a chiropractor with offices in Glenwood City and the 4 Corners near New Richmond, Wisconsin. He is an expert at combining chiropractic treatment with nutritional advice to achieve excellent results. He has cured himself of psoriasis and autoimmune related arthritis using his protocols. Connect with him on Twitter and Google+


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