July 31-August 2, Jonathan, Mike Suhadolnik, Dr. Hillard Sembell and Dr. Backs will attend the Crossfit Health Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. The speakers will include internationally recognized speakers on nutrition and fitness and the better way forward for health. We hope to learn and share experiences with doctors and Crossfit affiliates who are figuring out the same journey.
Our practice has been working closely with Crossfit Instinct to execute the vision of the Doc in the Box. This terminology means different things to different people. To the Crossfit enthusiast, it might mean abandoning the reactive medical model. To the traditional and mainstream of medicine, it may sound like a pie in the sky fad led by a bunch of rebels with good intentions and great stories but unproven methods.
Each side can be wary of the intentions and point to weaknesses and conflicts of interests. We could allow the demand for perfection to block progress toward better and optimal.
However, to the open minded, there is opportunity. None of us have a monopoly on the truth. We will learn from each other. We will teach each other. Together we will do great things by helping those who desperately need it.
We should both be on the side of helping the many who need our help, working together from our respective strengths.
The Center for Prevention started with a focus on the prevention of future deadly and disabling heart attacks and strokes. But in our journey, we have stumbled on an even more extraordinary opportunity: We are Reversing Chronic Disease.
Chronic Disease includes, but is not limited to Type 2 Diabetes, prediabetes, arterial disease, obesity and others. It can be reversed by changing the dietary, recreational and sedentary habits that cause it.
What part of chronic disease is caused by sugar and sitting do we not understand?
Chronic disease can be measured using technology and dollars spent and earned in its management. But its solution is in reversal to the point of calling it a cure. We show reductions in body fat, especially visceral fat. Artery walls are getting thinner and healthier. People are regaining fitness, awareness and control. Capacity to work and play is increasing. They are replacing chronic disease with resilient wellness.
I’m so happy doing what we do, seeing my patients and friends get healthier, knowing we helped them by passing along the help we received.
We hope you enjoy this edition of our newsletter. Pass it along to someone who deserves to be healthier. We would love to help them too.
Craig A. Backs MD
Executive Medical Director
The Center for Prevention: Reverse Chronic Disease