Fund Your Health by Reducing Low Back Pain (Part 2) by Dr. Lisa Williams


Health = Wealth

H-Asset: Spinal Wealth 

H-Investment: Hydration

Hydrating the body is another very wise H-Investment that improves your overall health and wealth. Building an H-Portfolio that includes this H-investment (Hydration) is very affordable (and in most places FREE). Reducing the astronomical cost of low back pain treatments warrants this sort of H-Investment. I am aware of the tremendous economic burden of low back pain (estimated total cost of $100 to 200 billon dollars a year), and I don’t want to be a statistic. How about YOU? 

Saving-your-back is your savings bank. If, somehow, you have not been influenced by the many people who have told you to stay hydrated, I say, start drinking. I think it is always important to know what H-Investment should be funded first, because people don’t always feel thirsty for health until they’re already sick and dehydrated. Here is my H=W (Health = Wealth) formula: I drink half of my body weight in ounces of fluid a day, either in water or herbal tea. For example, a 100 pound person requires 50 ounces of fluid a day to keep the discs in the spine hydrated. This small H-Contribution can help your H-Portfolio, benefiting your back with the power of water.

Our bodies are largely made up of water, and optimal function of our body is improved through hydration. This is especially true of the spine. Each of our intervertebral discs has a high water content. Hydrating the body, and indirectly, the fluid in the discs in your spine, is very important in maintaining the nutrient diffusion.

According to the National Commission on Prevention Priorities, preventive services not only save lives, but also save money. Such measures could save nearly two million lives and nearly $4 billion dollars a year! Hopefully, prevention will be your new focus too.

I truly hope it is becoming easier for you to understand why rebalancing your body is very important for your short-term and long-term H-Investment. I cannot express the importance of building an H-Portfolio that includes this important H-Investment. This is just one more way to pay your health forward by adding H-Investments to your and your family’s H-Portfolio that could fund your health. It is never too early or too late to invest in your health.

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About Lisa’s Fund Your Health Blog

Lisa developed the Fund Your Health Blog to inspire people to achieve their health and wellness goals, by sharing what she has learned throughout her career and from her own personal journey. With Lisa’s relentless pursuit to restore the natural healing process, she reviews specific health assets (H-Assets) and recommends sound health investments (H-Investments) for building health dividends (H-Dividends) that are the key to a healthy lifestyle and will pay off in years to come. Yes, it is all about the H’s in her Health Portfolio. Using her approach will empower you to find your own solutions for a healthy lifestyle.

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About Dr. Lisa Williams

Lisa has developed a business culture of health equals wealth and a core philosophy that bridges the gap between health and wealth using what she calls H-Portfolios (Health Portfolios), which leads to overall health. Lisa’s quest for health answers began nearly 30 years ago, when she needed to start building her own H-Portfolio, and this led her to create a multi-pronged approach to health and wellness, and pursue other areas of medicine and attain her acupuncture license. Lisa has managed several health clinics and consulted in multiple corporate, health and wellness industries and branches of medicine. Her areas of practice and experience have included corporate wellness, fitness, health and beauty, internal medicine, neurology, pain management, pediatrics, rehabilitation, schools, scoliosis management, sports injuries, and weight loss clinics. 

Dr. Lisa Williams is a Health and Wellness Consultant and the founder of Gentle Touch Acupuncture and Gentle Touch Physical Therapy. in New York City. For more information: Contact Dr. Lisa Williams

Disclaimer: This material is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Information on this site is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. Doing anything recommended or suggested on this website/blog must be done at your own risk. 

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