Dr. Cruz's Philosophy of Life and Medicine
Dr. Rafael Cruz believes that when mind, spirit and body are in sync and provided with proper mental exercise, nutrition, physical exercise, meditation and prayer, then health and vitality will naturally flourish and accompany us as we will lead vigorous, healthy and dynamic lives. The question is what are you putting into your mind and body? Do you read positive books or watch the violent nightly news right before bed? Which do you think restores you? Do you eat wholesome, healthy foods, or unhealthy foods like diet soft drinks, artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup, and most any "white foods" like sugar, bread and pasta? Are you passionate about your work and family? Are there changes with which you need help?
In terms of maintaining good health, prevention is clearly the best offense as opposed to the reactive approach most of us take towards our health and lives. We all need coaches in our lives. As health coaches, doctors, other health care providers and our medical staff can assist and guide your path to recapturing and maintaining health. Remember, however, that you are the quarterback. Your health coaches can give you the plays, guidance and support, but it is you who must play the game of life and play to win, because your life truly depends on how you play the game.