One of the most important aspects of my own day to day routine is the food I eat. But for me it’s more than just something I do because I want to be healthier. It’s something I need to do in order to be able to do the things I love to do (like play guitar!).
You see back when I was a chiropractic student sometime during my second year I noticed an aching pain in my left thumb and index finger. At the time I didn’t think much of it. After all I was using my hands daily in ways I that I was not really used to doing and I wasn’t the only chiropractic student with sore hands.
The thing is though it kept getting worse. I started to notice my hand aching for no apparent reason. I even started to notice that if I pressed on the sides of my joints it was excruciatingly painful! Still, I wasn’t too worried because the problem really didn’t interfere with my day to day stuff too bad.
THEN IT HAPPENED!!
One day I sat down to play my guitar. Since 8th grade guitar has been my “relax your mind” thing and I love to play. That day my hand hurt so badly I could not hold down a simple power chord and it hurt like crazy to support the neck of the guitar with my left thumb. I was floored and I knew I had to figure out what to do about this problem.
I started to clean up my diet that very day. I cut out processed foods, any and all fast foods, foods with ingredients I couldn’t pronounce, etc… and things got better. Not perfect but at least good enough that I could play guitar again.
Fast forward a few years. While practicing chiropractic full time and playing guitar often I still had hand pain. Not as bad as it was that day I could not play but still there and still annoying. I happened to read Wheat Belly by William Davis. In the book he details why wheat is so bad for people to consume (that is another story altogether). I quit eating wheat and within 3 months the last of my finger soreness was gone!
The take home lesson here is that WHAT I WAS EATING WAS DIRECTLY AFFECTING MY QUALITY OF LIFE!!
Now not everyone has the same reaction to bad foods. For me it was joint pain. For someone else it could be depression. For the person it could be chronic headaches. The point is that eating things that we know are doing us harm can have even further reaching effects that we know. It is for that reason that I teach cooking classes, publish recipes and treat people’s musculoskeletal problems with chiropractic care.
IF YOU ARE WORRIED THAT THIS MIGHT BE YOU GIVE ME A CALL AND LETS TALK. WE CAN PROBABLY FIGURE SOMETHING OUT THAT WILL HELP YOU!
In the meantime here is my personal favorite breakfast recipe… Enjoy!!
Wisconsin Style Scrambled Eggs
½ pound nitrate free bacon, sliced into small pieces
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
¼ cup green pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon Redmond REAL garlic salt
6 twist fresh ground black pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
½ cup plain unsweetened almond milk
In a large pan cook bacon over medium heat until cooked but not crispy, about 7 minutes. Add veggies and cook with bacon additional 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Add turmeric, salt and pepper and stir to blend. Add eggs and milk and cook until eggs are fluffy and not runny, about 4 minutes. Add cheese and cook until melted.
Enjoy on a Sunday about an hour before the Packers kick off! Find more tasty recipes right here!
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