diabetes

Prevent Chronic Health Conditions and maintain your best Quality of Life

Unhealthy lifestyle choices such as a lack of exercise, poor diet, and inadequate stress tempering techniques to relieve chronic stress can all lead to the development of chronic disease or increase the progression of it. Yes it is true that the chronic diseases that truly plague our society are in fact mostly ‘man-made’. But there is great news. With new healthy lifestyle choices and behaviors many chronic diseases are preventable! Even people with a genetic predisposition to certain chronic health conditions can learn to maintain healthy lifestyle choices and reduce their risk, defer the onset or at least better manage these chronic health conditions.

As much as we pride ourselves in innovative medicine and lifesaving procedures, as a country we fail when it comes to our overall state of health. While we spend more on health care than any other country, as a country we have a very poor health status. We don’t even rank in the top 100 in overall health. Why? Our prevalence of chronic disease is off the charts including:  heart disease, diabetes, obesity, arthritis and neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. And all fingers point in the direction of lifestyle.

In the early 2000’s great attention was paid to the mapping of the genome.  Our hope was that it would shed major light on the DNA mapping of these diseases and hence very specific and targeted treatment. It didn’t really go that way. We did learn however that the genetic tendencies a person has towards any given disease could in large part be influenced by their environment and lifestyle.  In so much, this has healthcare providers, who are truly committed to bringing their patients to greater health, focused on patient education, therapeutic lifestyle choices and integrative therapies that support the person’s own genetic expression of health.

We all could start with the basics of these lifestyle choices:

  • Eating cleaner, much less junk, sugar and artificial things, more fibrous fruits and vegetables, pure water, and less processed foods and meats.
  • Moving our bodies more, at least with moderate exercise at first and then with some rigor once we are in shape.
  • Making adequate time daily for stress tempering exercises and thinking along with adequate time for rest and sleep to rejuvenate the body and mind.

These fundamentals practiced with, as this is a major key, unwavering commitment and consistency, will go a long way for many of us to prevent or at least manage any health condition we may encounter in our lifetime.

While many people understand the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, they lack the skills and dedication needed to sustain these good habits. At Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation (NMR) our doctors provide appropriate interventions and encourage healthful behaviors by educating our patients with nutritional counseling, physical reconditioning and stress tempering techniques to start and maintain these healthy lifestyle habits to ensure a healthier lifespan and increased quality of life. NMR’s foundation has always been lifestyle based steeped in the concept of the Triad of Health which looks at what we eat, think and do.  Probably more than any other conditions, the NMR Triad of Health applies to chronic disease that our country unfortunately knows all too well.

Call 908-252-0242 to schedule your complimentary new patient consultation to learn more on how we can help you achieve better health.

 

Chronic Health Conditions Workshop

CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS
Prevent, Manage and Gain Control with lifestyle based strategies
Presented by Dr. Vince Sferra

Chronic health conditions such as Pain, Arthritis, Obesity, Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Osteoporosis and Auto-Immune conditions, just to name a few, are discussed to  gain insights on how to be an active participant of your health and wellness.

Learn the value of and ways to make healthful lifestyle changes in order to reduce your risk, prevent or manage chronic disease.

Presentation discusses:         

  • Stress and its toll on all chronic diseases
  • Nutrition to support immune function, inflammation and tissue repair
  • Exercise to improve mobility, strength and vitality
  • Action steps to live a healthier lifestyle

Thursday, January 30, 2020
6:30 – 8:00pm
Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation
399 Campus Drive, Suite 110, Somerset, NJ
RSVP: Please email Lisa@NMRNJ.com or call 908-218-1004 to reserve your seat.  

Diabetes Awareness Month

As part of our Community Relation efforts to help educate our community on the different aspects of preventative healthcare, we are highlighting the following corporate wellness programs this November in support of Diabetes Awareness Month.

Here are a few statistics from the American Diabetes Association:

  • Nearly 30 million children & adults in the US have diabetes
  • Another 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes and are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes
  • The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the US is $245 billion.

Nutrition in Health ~ A Fundamental Approach to Sound Nutrition (half hour presentation)  Presented by Dr. Vincent Sferra

A practical & logical approach to sound nutritional habits emphasizes on why it is so important to follow the nutritional approach for which our bodies were designed.  Discussion of basic points to include:

  • What to eat as well as optimal time to eat
  • Physiological effects of eating incorrectly
  • Controlling your metabolic rate
  • Controlling your appetite
  • Cutting edge testing to determine hidden risks of cardiovascular disease and Diabetes.

Body Fat Composition & Diet Analysis Weight alone is not a good measure of one’s health, and with all the conflicting information about nutrition out in the marketplace, most people are not eating nearly as healthy as they think they are!  This analysis will identify a person’s body composition in terms of lean muscle tissue versus percentage of body fat for a better understanding of one’s health status.  Infrared technology determines overall body fat/lean tissue ratios.  With a brief professional consultation:

  • Learn about your Body Composition and its impact on cardiovascular disease.
  • Receive a personal review of your dietary and nutritional habits to get on the road to healthy eating!

To schedule one of these free wellness programs at your corporation to support Diabetes Awareness Month please email BetterHealthBetterLife@NMRNJ.com

 

Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation

West End Physical Therapy, 10-12 West End Court, 2nd Floor, Long Branch, NJ 07740 | Phone 732.222.7799

399 Campus Drive, 1st Floor, Somerset, NJ | Phone 908.252.0242| Fax 908.252.0243