Do You Really Believe This?
Many Chiropractors have that ever-popular poster with the Hippocrates quote saying “Look well to the spine for the cause of Disease”. I did. Chances are you may, too.
Founder of Activate Metabolics, Dr. Damon Walton, has been my business partner for over 10 years. Together we have been a part of owning, starting-up and/or coaching well over a hundred chiropractic clinics. I have no doubt that this poster hung in most of those. Of course, we believe 100% in the truth of this! After all, who is going to debate Hippocrates on this?
What’s my point? I think this is a quote made by a well-recognized intellect that emphasizes the importance of what we do for HEALTH – not just limit chiropractic to back pain, etc. I think some D.C.’s like to lean on this phrase in order to help people prioritize spinal health. I totally agree with this. But, when I hear Chiropractors state things like …
- “I only want to take care of the spine”.
- “I specialize in the spine only”.
- “I am a spinal care expert”
- Etc. Etc. Etc.
… I understand what they mean. I used to say the same things. It was my attempt to remain focused … and to be sure that people knew that quality spinal care was my focus. We all know the critical nature of spinal health. We know that “IF” a person is to function at 100% they indeed need a spine that is functioning at 100%. Nobody is going to argue that.
Yet, if doctors making such statements are NOT doing anything about the high percentage of their patients who are overweight and obese are they really providing full spectrum and ideal spinal care? It’s quite obvious (both from clinical observation, as well as, clinical studies) that added weight and obesity create more wear and tear on the spine. Besides the common sense of it all, plenty of research studies demonstrate the correlation. (In case you’re wondering if that’s true just do a simple search).
By the way, it’s not just the physical stress related to a person’s body hauling more pounds around every day. There are also postural effects and biomechanical alterations which ensue. And, do not forget the chemical toxicity associated with obesity. Toxicity can absolutely affect joint and spinal health.
Hey Doc! If you are a specialist in spinal care and want to be the best at it, I’m going to challenge you address THE very thing that is negatively affecting a high, high percentage of your people. YOU do not have to do it all. In fact, very little! But, we suggest you have a quality, science based, turn-key program that can be as part of your expert spinal care. That is exactly what The Activate Metabolic Program provides you.
In closing: Don’t forget to follow the poster’s wisdom and “Look well to the spine for the cause of Disease”. Serve your people (and their spines!) on a whole other level. Take a load off their spines by helping them with effective weight loss and control. Oh, and earn a nice ancillary income from doing so! Click for more information or to arrange a call with someone from The Activate Metabolics team today!