Angelina Jolie has come out publicly–and bravely–to announce that after positive results for genetic testing of breast cancer she has decided to undergo a double mastectomy for her health and for her family for prevention of illness and cancer.
While this is an incredibly brave decision to make, especially for one whose career is tied to their physical appearance, Angelina Jolie’s story reminds us all of an important message of prevention. We are taught to live in fear of these life threatening diseases like cancer that are constantly on the rise. We are told there is hope and life in early detection, and in genetic testing.
But what about living your life with optimal health, ensuring that you’ve fully stacked the deck in your favor to minimize the risk of illness? As professionals in the health industry, we hear everyday that people believe they are what they are because it was fated in their genes. But this is not an excuse to forgo a healthy lifestyle.
You absolutely have to have all five principles of health in order to ensure that your body is optimally functioning. Those principles are nutrition, fitness/activity, lowering toxic load and chemical stress, emotional health and a fully functioning healthy nervous system. If you have a nutritious diet, yet are lacking in the other principles, you are not preventing illness and disease. If you practice all five principles, however, by eating a nutritious diet, lowering your chemical and emotional stress, exercise regularly and see a corrective care chiropractor for a fully functioning nervous system, you are practicing the best form of prevention for illness.
Newport Beach Chiropractor Dr. Nona Djavid specializes in advanced chiropractic corrective care, while aims to permanently correct structural abnormalities in the spine that are caused by trauma, daily repetitive stress or postural problems.
Do You Qualify for Care?