Browsing: Chronic Illness?

A friend asked me this week, “What do adjustments actually do to the spine besides make a cracking noise”? He knows that every time adjustments are performed on him, he feels better, had more energy and flexibility and wanted to understand precisely why. However, to fully grasp the concept and philosophy of chiropractic, you must recognize how the body works and what may cause problems that minimize the body’s natural healing and function. We all understand that the body is a self-healing, self-regulating entity. For example, when you fall and get a bruise and cut, what naturally happens in days? It heals. That is the best definition of health I explain to my patients. Health is not how you feel but how you function and heal, which is coincidently the first four letters of the word Health! When the body…

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Stress is the number one cause of most, if not all pains and diseases. The three types of stressors are: a) chemical-what we eat and breath b) mental stress-relationship, finances, work, etc c) physical stress – sports injuries, falls, traumas, car accidents This information is about the physical stress most people do not know about. It causes the most damage to the spine and leads to chronic issues such as arthritis and ongoing muscle and joint pain. It’s repetitive stress. In today’s workplace, about 86% of people sit at the computer. Even worse, surveys revealed that after work, an average person sits another 3-5 hours when driving, eating dinner, reading and watching shows/movies and sleep for 8 hours leading to a sedentary life of 21 hours. This repetitive lifestyle has been labeled sitting disease, which is the major cause of…

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Do you have a chronic illness? If so, understand that you have the ability to change or reverse that diagnosis. There has been an ongoing debate about our genes being the main reason for poor health and diagnosed early with lifelong illnesses. It is no longer a big secret that Americans are riddled with chronic illness’s such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Are our genes responsible? Are we truly destined to live with chronic pain, suffering and illness by a certain age? Or, is it the environment which “turn on” specific genes (or epi-genes) that forces our body to functionally shut down? Many health and medical researchers have concluded that the environment we put ourselves in can and will turn on/off our genes for better or worse. Environment meaning choices that will ultimately cause our body to experience…

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