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EVERYONE should watch this movie. If you care about the quality of food you are eating this movie is a must. It will definitely open your eyes to the industrial food business. The educated food shopper is the smart food shopper. The latest movement by some companies is to get congress to pass acceptance of more and more GMOs (genetically modified foods) allowing companies to ENGINEER food in a lab now to get them to grow bigger, faster, fatter, cheaper. This practice has profound negative effects on our health. This video will change the way you think about food.
-Dr. Jeremy DiMartino
Walking the Walk
Would you ever go to a dentist that has bad teeth? Would you ever take weight loss advice from someone who is excessively overweight? I certainly hope not. I get so frustrated when I go to a seminar on nutrition and wellness living and see the presenter slugging back a Coke (or even more disturbing- a Diet Coke), being overweight, and/or slouching. It blows my mind. I believe that it would be hypocritical to recommend a healthy harmonious lifestyle to my patients without living that life myself. I practice what I preach. I tell all of my patients that if I recommend something for them to do or try (dietary suggestions, exercise recommendations, detoxifications, etc.) they can rest assured that it is something that I myself do or have tried.
I treated quite a few athletes who were participating in the Chicago Marathon last year and who were experiencing various muscle aches as a result of the extensive training. Many asked my opinion on ways to avoid DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). I started recommending ice baths, but it quickly occurred to me that I have never actually tried an ice bath myself. Because I believe so strongly that I must be able to speak to my patients from experience when making recommendations, I decided to test the suggested ice bath after my next flag football game. That next Sunday after my game I ran by 7-Eleven and picked up 3 twenty pound bags of ice. I filled our tub at home with enough water to cover my torso and allowed my wife the honors of dumping the 60 pounds of ice over my submerged body. I’m certain she enjoyed this way more than I did, but the point was that I could now speak from experience about the ice bath when recommending it. You can assume that any information you find here on my Health Blog has already been doctor tested and approved.
-Dr. Jeremy DiMartino
Dr. Jeremy DiMartino, DC