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I read a piece in the news the other day that asked this question: “Why is the U.S. enduring a far more severe virus outbreak than any other rich country?”

I think everyone knows that people with other health problems suffer the most, right?  They have said that most people who die from corona virus have other co-morbidities.  

Why are Americans unhealthy?  We spend twice the amount on health care than any other country.  The average person takes a hand full of prescriptions pills each day.  We do not get health from taking prescription medications.  We take prescriptions to deal with disease, right?

We are a sick population.  My patients are not the norm.  We are constantly working on being health, exercising, avoiding medications, eating in tune with our body and fighting off any infection that is attempting to get a foothold in our body.   Contrast that with the average American.   We cannot solve health problems with medicine. Medicine is for disease.  Hippocrates was right:  let food be your medicine.

If there is a silver lining with the corona virus, maybe it is that being stuck at home we learn to cook new recipes and prepare food that is good for us.   Just plain food is delicious. It doesn’t need a lot of fancy cooking. We are at the height of the fruit season. Fruit for dessert! ENJOY!

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Great Places in the Metro Area

I spent some time with a friend the other day. She said she has spent some time visiting all the parks in Denver. I thought that was a create endeavor at this junction in life. When the weather is nice and you want to take a walk, take it at a new place. I generally walk around my neighborhood but it would be nicer to make a list of the parks and mark them off as I take a walk there. Each park is different and nature is a feast to behold. If parks aren’t your thing, find something you like that you can do differently.

We are having to find our own pleasures while wearing a mask and social distancing. I can’t think of anything better than taking in some new sights. We go to other states and cities, maybe even countries, when we haven’t even seen our own city. So, just for fun, figure out what you might like to do from now until Sept 1 that is unique to you and your creative spirit and DO IT!!

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Confused About Diet?

Should you eat paleo? What about ketogenic? Sometimes I ask myself, how were we meant to eat? There are so many ways of eating that somehow become popular. Personally, I feel that God put us on this big beautiful ball with everything we need to eat. Eating should be somewhat easy. Doesn’t have to be fancy. I think some are finding during this Covid time, that preparing our own meals makes you feel better.

You buy a new dress. It will be gone in two years. You get a new hairdo. it will be changed in a couple of years. Even so for your cars and houses, right? But you only have one body to love and care for and enjoy. Just one. My body is my own experiment and my responsibility to find out what makes me feel the best. Let me know about what you find for your body!! In the end, we are in this together, but with our body, it is our own experiment. Your body is your temple. Take care of it!