ACHES AND PAINS
People always have and probably always will have aches and pains. They come with overuse, age, and other daily abuses, right? Yes. Aches and pains are our bodys way of reacting to abuse and we are probably going to abuse our body somehow every day. We even have a saying,“No Pain, No Gain.”
What most people don’t consider is that aches and pains, though normal, generally are indicative that trauma has occurred. While the body can repair the damage of some trauma, it often cannot withstand repetitious trauma and reacts in a variety of ways including pain. Unfortunately by the time pain appears, degeneration has probably also occurred and often cannot be repaired—just kept from getting worse.
If you’re serious about optimizing your health and minimizing aches and pains, see a good chiropractor regularly. You shouldn’t have to live with aches and pains!
People generally feel that their energy level is related to the amount of sleep they got; the foods they’ve eaten; exercise or the lack of exercise.While all of these can be factors in the energy you feel, many people are unaware that one of the biggest energy sappers might be a misaligned spine.
Your spine houses a good portion of the nerves in your body. These nerves in turn control just about every function in your body including the ability of your body to repair itself during sleep; the process of extracting nutrients from the food you eat; and whether or not you’re able to exercise. Any slight misalignment in your spine causes these nerves to become hyper-or-hypoactive (more or less active) which in turn shows up in whatever that nerve controls as well as your overall energy level. Think of it as operating in the computer age with a typewriter as your tool—not much fun, huh?
A good chiropractor will determine if your energy level might be affected by a misalignment. Once the misalignment, if any, if taken care of, then they might talk to you about sleep, exercise, and the food you eat.
CATCH EVERY “BUG”
Have you every wondered why everyone doesn’t get the flu when its going around? Are some people just bad at “catching” whatever is going around? In truth, all of us are exposed to various bacteria or viruses each and every day. People actually get sick, however, when their resistance or immune function is compromised. Its not so much being exposed as much as it is being hospitable when you are exposed—often because your nerves are not functioning properly due to spinal misalignment.
Sometimes we even keep our bodies from fighting off the latest “bug” in an attempt to achieve short-term comfort. Think about it, do you sneeze and blow your nose because of the “bug” or because your body is trying to expel the bug? Do you get a fever because of a “bug” or is your body trying to burn out the “bug?”