The 3 Keys to a Successful Health Journey

by Dr. David Kamnitzer on June 17, 2009 · 0 comments

By Dr. David Kamnitzer


To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.


 – Chinese Proverb


As someone who has had the privilege of assisting thousands of people in their health and wellness journey, allow me to share with you some keys I have discovered that may help you along your way:


(1) Accurate Information/Strategies that Really Work


I see so many people diligently embarking on wellness programs that are doomed to failure simply because the programs are not based on accurate information or the way things really work. For example, many people in the 1970’s, 80’s, and 90’s shifted away from eggs and butter to high levels of margarine, flour-based products, and artificial sweeteners — often because “authorities” in the culture encouraged them to do so. I don’t have to tell you the results of that massive experiment!


This is just one example of countless I could cite where the problem is simply one of inaccurate information and strategies that simply will not work for the vast majority of people.


Before you select a wellness strategy to embark upon, make sure there are REAL PEOPLE who are consistently realizing excellent results using that approach.


(2) Contact with a Guide or Coach


Humans grow and flourish in the context of relationships. Real human contact with others who embody qualities and abilities we passionately want to experience gives us the faith, consciousness, and courage to continue our journey in productive ways.


Pay attention to how you feel about yourself, others, and your world when you are in the presence of potential guides and coaches. Does your sense of possibility expand? Does your world seem brighter and clearer?


Once again, allow me to stress the importance of making sure the potential guide or coach is actually “walking their talk.”


Mentor-type relationships can be some of the most intimate and powerful relationships human beings can experience. Make sure you negotiate some type of “trial period” where everyone involved can see how the relationship is working. Finally, establish clear agreements and expectations for the relationship. A strong clear foundation will bear great fruit as time goes on.


(3) Supportive Community


We are social creatures. Behavioral norms and group values are powerful influences impacting human well-being and performance.


Beginnings are delicate times. As we are growing and changing, a supportive, nurturing, caring, clear, and focused community and environment can make all the difference between success and failure.


If you want to change your reality, you will need a “change of heart”. Then, this renewed heart will reveal itself most easily through a clear mind and a supportive community.


Take the time to find a group of people that you admire and respect…and will bring out the best in you.


May these words encourage you along the way!


About the Author:  David Kamnitzer, D.C. is a Holistic Chiropractor, Nutritionist, and Stress Management Specialist. “Dr. David” combines his 20-year clinical experience and extensive knowledge in structural, nutritional, neurological, biochemical and energetic balancing to assist people with weight management, detoxification strategies, hormonal balancing and individualized wellness plans. To learn more, click HERE.


[Editor’s Comments:  Excellent advice from Dr. David! If you’re a regular subscriber of The Healthy Minute, you are already following his 3 key steps:


  1. We only publish accurate information backed by scientific research and being used successfully by REAL people.
  2. Our authors are all excellent guides/coaches/mentors that absolutely “walk their talk.”
  3. As a subscriber, you are part of a group of like-minded individuals seeking advice on health, wellness, nutrition, fitness, disease prevention, weight-loss, etc. You can interact with the group by reading and posting Comments, asking questions, or sharing your own personal stories of success and failure. 


In addition, I encourage all of you to conduct your own research when it comes to health information and wellness strategies. Here is a powerful resource where you can start your research… 


That’s right! Google! You can find more information than you need on any health topic. Just be careful not to get carried away with your “Internet self-diagnosis,” and please be sure to always follow the recommended guidelines for doing health-related Web searches found in this article: Are You a “Cyberchondriac”?.


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