At Petrozzi Wellness Centre, we define Integrative Medicine as “a blend of various conventional and natural therapies and lifestyle interventions, taking a holistic approach towards the physical, psychological, social and spiritual wellbeing of a person.” Nourishing your body is an important part of integrative medicine.
In 1826, French physician and Anthelme Brillat-Savarin wrote: Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es. “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” These words led to the expression, “You are what you eat.” If you eat healthy foods, you will feel healthier and have a brighter outlook on life.
Eating well is just one aspect of nourishing your body, though. We all need exercise, but in our sedentary society, getting enough exercise can be a challenge. If you have a sedentary occupation, little things like your posture can make a big difference to your physical sense of well-being. If you habitually slouch, your mental outlook will “slouch” too, and you may suffer from back problems that will prevent you from getting the exercise you need after work. A good chiropractor may do two things for you:
- Help relieve aches and pains
- Teach you proper posture to help prevent recurring injuries
You can’t overestimate the importance of nourishing the body, mind and soul. In a recent interview with Dr. Ian Gawler, John Petrozzi learned how Dr. Gawler overcame cancer by changing his lifestyle and mental outlook. Dr. Gawler went on to found the Gawler Foundation and has been helping people from all walks of life using natural therapies for over thirty years.
Leichhardt Chiropractor John Petrozzi