February 18, 2009 — Actress, author, and celebrity Suzanne Somers is one of wellness’ biggest supporters, and she stopped by the 2009 Las Vegas Parker Seminar to share her stories and show her support to the health care professionals who are working to make chiropractic wellness and natural lifestyles the popular choice among the public, which is proving a difficult task.
As an advocate for wellness, Somers recognizes that in the United States, we don’t have health care; we have disease care. Instead, she suggests, we should be treating patients using nature’s tools. However, the allopathic model of medicine is so deeply engrained in society, and Americans have become so accustomed to the taste of chemicals in their food, they actually prefer it.
She encouraged the audience to seek out natural alternatives and focus on wellness — diet, exercise, sleep, and mental health—as ways to overcome the challenges of aging. “We can live this long and be healthy,” she said. Eat real food; organic. Load up on antioxidants. Look to nature for flavor: turmeric, cayenne, thyme, basil, rosemary. Take fish oils. Sleep eight to nine hours a night. “There is a whole new world out there. If we all found out how good we could feel on non-drugs, well we wouldn’t need drugs,” said Somers.
“I’m a big believer in chiropractic,” said Somers. “I am just a filter for all the work you all are doing. You’re in the trenches. You can save [people].”
Source: Parker College of Chiropractic, www.parkercc.edu