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Happy 4th, But Remember...You Are What You Eat

Posted Jul 04 2009 10:49pm

San Francisco Vegan Chiropractor Comments:

Well, today is the 4th of July...who knows how many hot dogs and hamburgers will be 4th of July consumed...along with potato chips, sodas, beer, and Pepto Bismol. I hope folks have some pants with expandable waist bands because many will need them when this weekend is over.

Hey...I' m all for celebrating  Independence Day...but I don' t want to put on 5 lbs. of blubber in the process...that would take a whole month to work off.  It' s almost as if we are celebrating our right to indulge.

Personally...I love the fireworks, and the music, and all the action...we went to the Marin County Fair last night...but looking at the crowd...which was a pretty good sampling of the typical American...you could just see why we are so sick and unhealthy as a nation. A good 60-70% of the crowd was overweight or obese...most walking around with corn dogs, ribs, or cotton candy....and huge sodas.

Do you know it takes a mile of blood vessels to service a pound of fat. So if someone is 20 lbs. overweight...that' s 20 extra miles of blood vessels the heart has to pump blood through. This is very taxing on the heart and can lead to heart attacks and strokes. 

Hey...it' s one thing to celebrate and eat junk foods every once in a while...but that' s not what the typical American is doing...they do it day in and day out...and they wear it around their waists and in their blood vessels and it hangs from their faces...that' s the problem. Every meal is a feast...and for that we are paying the price...skyrocketing obesity rates (including children), sickness and disease and exploding health care costs...is it really worth it?  

So...I hate to spoil the party...but just remember when you are slamming down those Pork Ribs... You Are What You Eat

Dr. Eben Davis is clinic director of Executive Express Chiropractic in downtown San Francisco.

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