Your most precious commodity

I would imagine the word “commodity” doesn’t often surface in a doctor’s office. This is a word that you hear in a bank, or a coffee shop in downtown New York. In the past we have put a lot of trust in banks, and other financial institutions, maybe it’s time to focus on what’s really important.

Money as an example, is a wonderful asset, however ONLY if you are able to use it to buy what you need or want. If money is stored somewhere, safely or not so safely it still has potential at that very moment to allow you to make your life easier in some form or fashion. So what will you use this money for?

Some use it for crisis events only. In fact some have an emergency fund for that “just in case something goes wrong with my health day”. Unfortunately, many people let that fund control their life…they let that money accumulate over time thinking that the more they have, the more security they will posses. In fact, it is my suggestion that the one thing that could really have minimized risk to their health is being proactive in their use of money for their health.

I spend a lot of money on my health, proactively. I take supplements, I belong to a gym, I pay a lot of money for organic foods, I buy the proper running shoes, and get new ones well before I probably need to (just in case).  I get massages often, and most importantly I get my spine and nerve system checked weekly, whether I feel good or not, to make sure I am reaching my health potential. I even buy my dog organic, healthy raw food!

Yet, there are people who eat like junk, feed their kids junk, never get adjusted, and do this all to save money. Let me tell you a secret:

You’re losing money and time.

With good health, you will be able to do so much more with the ones you love.  You will be less limited in your daily activities.  You will smile more, you will have more peace, and you will do this all while protecting your most valuable commodity: your health!

Matthew M Mix, DC


2 thoughts on “Your most precious commodity”

  1. This is very insightful and useful Dr. Mix. Your post really spoke to where I am at in life and even my general practitioner is a HUGE advocate for proactive health and chiropractic activities. Makes sense if you think about it from an economic perspective too – which is why I like this particular blog so much.

    I wonder, how do I go about finding a good chiropractor if I want to incorporate adjustments into my health regimine??? Also, what is the typical cost of a regular session with a chiropractor? I used to have great insurance that covered chiropractor visits under my wellness plan, now – not so much – but I am still interested.

    1. Kim,
      A great way to find a chiropractor is to go to the CST website: If the DC is a member of that organization, then you will be treated with the type of Chiropractic that is congruent with it’s principles, as established by the late BJ Palmer.

      Cost varies, per region, however the average cost for a visit (post-examination) in Texas is $47. By post-examination, I mean after your initial visit. To determine what the cost will be for that initial visit, it takes a consultation with the doctor, afterwards the doctor should let you know cost before any costs are incurred for the examination.

      What you have to realize is that whatever the costs are for your chiropractic care, they will always save you money down the road. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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