Getting Healthy: Eliminating Diet Soda

By Dr. Philip Cordova

October 2, 2013

I don’t mind sharing with you guys some of my struggles and triumphs in getting healthier. It’s not easy for me, as it may not be easy for you.

I like food that’s not good for me.

There. I said it. I do, however, like the idea that I’ll be pretty healthy for years to come.

“Health is your most valuable asset” as they say, and you won’t appreciate how much that statement is true until you get sick.

On the rare occasion I get a cold, it’s a reminder of why I hate being sick so much that I strive to do healthy things for myself daily. I can’t imagine the amount of effort required for someone with a serious illness to just get through their day. You don’t want that, and most diseases these days are diseases of lifestyle.

That means you had the potential to create healthy habits for yourself and eliminate unhealthy ones, but you didn’t (and I didn’t). As a result of your repetitive actions, your body paid the price with some sort of illness.

After reading “9 Disturbing Side Effects Of Soda,” it seems only appropriate to address soda, especially diet soda with regard to making healthy choices. Are you drinking tons of diet soda? Are you not only missing out on the health benefits of water, but contaminating your body with chemicals?

As we strive to make healthy choices, I want those choices to turn into habits we can live with. Some people would say go cold turkey, and that may be best for some. If you’re going to go that way, give yourself a strong “Why” as in “Why is this change so important to me? What happens to me if I don’t make this change?”

If you can’t come up with a compelling reason, chances are the change won’t stick.

For most people, the first step would be opting only for water with your meals. That’s an easy one to remember and will get you moving in the right direction. If you drink 3 diet sodas per day, try dropping it to 2, and then to 1 (then none).

You can make a healthy change and you can eliminate diet sodas from your life with a little effort. We want your spine to be straight and your body working as it was designed. Adding completely unnecessary chemicals to your body on a regular basis are now way of getting that done.

Yes, I’m talking to myself as much as talking to you. Can you drop the sodas?

Dr. Philip Cordova

About the author

Dr. Philip Cordova is a chiropractor in Houston, Texas. He grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and decided to become a chiropractor after hurting his back as a teenager and getting help from chiropractic care. He is speaker on health & posture. Click Here To Read His Full Bio

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