Written by Vegetarian Star on Saturday, September 19th, 2009 in Athletes-Games-Sports, Food & Drink, Nutrition-Health-Fitness.
Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams knows even with being a vegetarian, your body can’t play professional football forever.
That’s why he plans to become a doctor of osteopathic medicine, according to palmbeachpost.com.
Athletic, intelligent, and vegetarian?
What’s his marital status again?
The cool thing about osteopathic medicine is that it takes a holistic approach to being healthy, versus relying on medicine to treat ailments.
The eight main principles of the discipline are as follows:
1. The body is a unit.
2. Structure and function are reciprocally inter-related.
3. The body possesses self-regulatory mechanisms.
4. The body has the inherent capacity to defend and repair itself.
5. When the normal adaptability is disrupted, or when environmental changes overcome the body’s capacity for self maintenance, disease may ensue.
6. The movement of body fluids is essential to the maintenance of health.
7. The nerves play a crucial part in controlling the fluids of the body.
8. There are somatic components to disease that are not only manifestations of disease, but also are factors that contribute to maintenance of the disease state.
We are really liking number #4 and we hope Ricky teaches his patients the best way to use their body to defend and repair themselves is by choosing a veg diet, which can help prevent dozens of diseases, including the big killers of diabetes, heart disease, abdominal obesity, and cancer.
Can we get a Dr. Ricky Williams in the house as soon as possible?
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