Five Essentials to Health
1. Nerve Supply/Chiropractic Care
Your nervous system controls ALL function of the body. Your body was created with the most amazing healing power. This power flows from the brain, down the spinal cord to every cell, tissue, and organ of the body. For your heart to beat, your lungs to breath, and your immune system to destroy illness, your brain has to be able to effectively communicate with the rest of your body with no interference. Your spine was created to help you move, but most importantly to surround and protect the brain stem, spinal cord and nerves which make up the nervous system. The health of your nervous system depends on the proper alignment of your spine. Through specific chiropractic adjustments and utilizing the other four essentials, interference in the body is greatly diminished or removed to restore proper function to the body.
2. Exercising/Increasing Oxygenation of Tissues
Exercise is an absolute necessity for overall well-being. In addition to improving circulation, proper exercise stimulates the nervous system, improves immune function, increases oxygenation of tissues, helps to maintain an ideal body composition and weight by increasing lean body mass/decreasing fat, and improves the flow of the lymphatic system to aid in detoxification. Studies have shown that exercise consistently matched or exceeded the benefits of antidepressants. Simply put, we were created to move. We are either moving towards building more health or becoming diseased. What direction are you heading?
Health is our most valuable asset and yet we often treat our cars and our pets better than our own bodies. If you had an award winning show dog, would you feed it twinkies, soda, and French fries? If so, it wouldn't stay an award winner for very long. Would you trade your health or the health of your family for anything? Most of you will say no. If our health is so valuable to us then why do we treat it with such disregard? Sodas, fast foods, and processed sugars lead us in a direction away from true health and ultimately keep us from reaching our God-given potential. Check out our nutrition section for easy tips and recipes that will help get you started on your journey towards healing. Mark your calendars for our upcoming nutrition workshops.
4. Detoxification & Avoiding Environmental Toxins
Toxins and chemicals surround us in our everyday lives and are included in items such as medications, refined foods, household cleaners and the items we cook with! There are approximately 80,000 synthetic chemicals registered for use in the U. S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that hundreds of these chemicals are present in our bodies. Research has shown that many of these chemicals can disrupt our immune, endocrine, nervous and reproductive systems. Although your body is designed to rid itself of these toxins naturally, it can become "bogged down." Detoxification offers your body additional support to expel toxins and minimize your weight, which is essential to your health and vitality.
5. Time and Stress Management
The fifth essential involves areas such as managing your time, improving and maintaining peaceful relationships with others and getting adequate amounts of rest. We cannot always control what happens to us. However, we can control the way we react in situations. A reactionary attitude can lead to misguided priorities which ultimately will affect your health. Health comes from within, so by addressing these areas you will improve negative attitudes and cultivate a sense of overall peace and well-being.