Do you know someone who has been diagnosed with diabetes? What about heart disease? Cancer? I’d be willing to bet you probably have a few people in mind that fit one or multiple of these categories. So what is going on in our society that is causing an epidemic of unhealthy people who are living too short and dying too long? The straight up answer is: LIFESTYLE! A wise man (aka Dr. Hester) once said, “You can’t medicate your way out of a problem you behaved your way into.” And I am here to tell you, the above disease are a direct consequence of the unhealthy lives you or someone you know is living. It is a choice.
Well what about genetics? Genetics, shemetics. This is an excuse, not an explanation. Only 10% of diseases are due to unavoidable genetic anomalies. The other 90% are lifestyle. They say that genetics are the loaded gun, but your environment and habits pull the trigger. So do you still want to blame your genetics? Blame the genetic eating habits, the genetic non-active lifestyle, the genetic mind-set that if you aren’t in pain, you’re fine. THIS is the issue and THIS is the reason we do what we do here at Back to Health of Anthem.
Our 8 Weeks to Wellness program is specifically designed to guide you through changing all the important aspects of living a healthy life to avoid these preventable diseases. Before starting the program, we run extensive blood testing along with an InBody scan, blood pressure, waist:hip measurements, functional movement screenings, and x-rays to establish a baseline. These values are plugged into an equation that calculates your Wellness Score. Just like your report card from grade school, you get a grade from 0-100. Typically the score is much lower than you think because we typically think we are healthier than what we are. But the bright side to this is the future is completely in your hands. You can’t know where you want to go if you don’t know where you’re starting so the Wellness Score does just that.
There are 5 components to the 8 Week to Wellness program:
Nutrition: The 8WW manual extensively explains proper nutritional habits, portion sizes, yes/no foods, and meal plans. Along with this, we also spend an hour each week with you going through your food log, offering suggestions, and further perfecting your diet to keep it sustainable as this is a lifestyle, not a diet!
Exercise: You will do 3 workouts a week in our Functional Training Center with our amazing trainers who have designed hundreds of workouts for all body types, goals, and experience levels. In addition to the training sessions, you do 2 more days of 30 minute cardio sessions on your own to further improve your cardiovascular health.
Chiropractic: If you have spent any time in our office, you know that chiropractic serves many more purposes than just curing back pain. Regular adjustments help keep our nervous system performing in tip top shape and allows the nerves that supply all of our vital organs to move and flow freely.
Massage: This is great for so many reasons. First of all, it is a blessing after those 3 workouts with Chad and Lynette because those poor muscles will be screaming. But this is also used for relaxation. Throughout the program we constantly emphasize the importance of mental health and wellness as well as physical. Stress plays a huge role in creating inflammation and it is being proven more and more that inflammation is the underlying cause of our life altering diseases.
Meditation: Along with the relaxing therapy of a massage, we teach you about daily meditation. To some of you, this may sound a little outside of your comfort zone. But I promise you, giving yourself 20-30 minutes each day to shut out the world, and focus on listening to your body and mind can truly have an impact on all areas of your life.
Dr. Hester and myself have put several patients through this program and have seen incredible results. In a world full of diets and medication, we need a holistic lifestyle change more than ever. If you or someone you know is not living life to its potential due to lack of health, I encourage you to sign up for our FREE Dinner with the Doc talk on June 12th. Dr. Hester will be going in great depth on the multiple facets of our health and how to make a permanent change with permanent effects. And dinner is on us ;) It will be at 6:30pm at Two Brothers Kitchen here in Anthem. Space is limited so Register Here or call us at 623.551.6677. Don’t let procrastination be the thief of your health!
Dr. Courtney Knight is a recent Doctor of Chiropractic graduate of National University of Health Sciences in St. Petersburg, Florida and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2013. Go Blue! Dr. Knight was born and raised in a small town in southwest Michigan where her sense of community and wellness drove her to pursue a career in the holistic health field. She saw the inconsistency in what society was being told was "healthy" and desired the research on how to truly correct one's diet to fuel their body rather than feed cravings. Dr. Knight focused her studies on the anti-inflammatory diet, discovering that our bodies are in a state of chronic inflammation due to the food we are eating which in turn, is the underlying cause of so many diseases plaguing our world today.... see more
Dr. Brian Hester, originally from Alabama, graduated from Life University in 1999 with his Doctorate of Chiropractic. He moved to Anthem, Arizona in 2003 and opened his wellness center. Dr. Hester's mission is to provide people in the North Phoenix area, with the tools they need to identify stressors in their life and the underlying causes of their health challenges. With Dr. Hester as a health partner, patients can make positive lifestyle changes and take control of their lives...... see more
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