You might not know it if immersed in the mainstream media, but living a healthy lifestyle has never been more important than it is right now. With the global pandemic raging on, the importance of understanding how to be healthy has never been more paramount.
The United States of America has the worst healthcare system of any industrialized nation, based as it is in treating the symptoms of disease rather than prevention, so it is unfortunate but unsurprising that the global pandemic has hit America harder than its peers. Health has been defined down by the USA’s systemically defective approach. It is time for our society to be empowered with a broader understanding of what health is and how to achieve it, both for now and in the future.
Dr. Chad McIntyre is trying his best to be an agent of change for the greater good, while being cognizant of the significant challenge posed by fundamentally altering the way that people think about health. “The last several decades have removed personal responsibility from the equation,” he explained in a recent cover story interview with Kernersville Magazine. “Health, though, is about choices and habits.”
In his practice, Dr. McIntyre teaches that health is like basic math. “You can simplify health into a formula,” he noted in the interview. “Is your body’s ability to adapt to physical, chemical, and emotional stressors greater than or equal to the various stressors working against it?” The formula is based on a revised definition of health that he developed which emphasizes optimizing the body’s ability to heal itself so that it is adaptable enough to prevent sickness.
It is a little known fact that the human body, when optimized, can overcome just about anything. Dr. McIntyre notes that the healthy equivalents of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing in math are the keys to unlocking the body’s healing potential. Optimizing health is about proper function, nutrition, structural balance, exercise, and stress management.
Healthy living is rooted in being proactive, giving the body the resources it needs to adapt to its circumstances and heal. “People have to be re-empowered to make their own choices - to make better choices that form better habits,” Dr. McIntyre concluded. A revitalized and refocused healthcare system would make its primary objective to understand what takes our bodies out of an optimized state and the established methods built to eliminate or lessen them. After all, no more than you can learn how to float by studying how to sink, you cannot learn how to be healthy by studying sickness.
Dr. Chad McIntyre has owned and operated the Triad Upper Cervical Clinic in Kernersville for 11 years. Specializing in Upper Cervical Care – a logical, safe, and scientific method of restoring structural and neurological integrity - his practice advocates an integrative approach to health rooted in strong patient education.