Is Exercise Enough?

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Often when I exercise, I hear the instructors say that exercise alone will not get you to lose weight. You have to also be mindful of what you put into your bodies too. This made me think about a question I often get from patients . . . Can’t I just exercise to keep my spine aligned and feeling well?

The answer is NO! A spinal adjustment is meant to produce improved movement in your body just like exercise can. It also helps tight muscles relax through quickly stretching the muscles. The adjustment hits a reset button on your tight muscles. Once the muscles have relaxed, your muscles send a signal to your spinal cord and the brain. Therefore, they get re-adapted to the proper position of the joint. However, a spinal adjustment does more than just allow your muscles and ligaments to be more relaxed. The most important thing a spinal adjustment does is to take pressure off your nerves so that your body can work right. There are no exercises that do that.

Someone can exercise daily and still have underlying pressure on their nervous system. 90% of the time there is no pain associated with this but it can be the beginning of the disease process in the body. Dr. Henry Windsor dissected human and animal cadavers to see if there was a relationship between any diseased internal organs and the vertebrae and nerves that went to the organs. He found 100% correlation between the spine and disease of internal organs.

Keep exercising but make sure your spine is aligned properly and your nerves have no pressure on them.

Improve Your Brain Function

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“I can’t remember what I just read.”
“What did I just come into this room to get?”
“I have to take a break because I can’t focus anymore.”

If this sounds familiar and you want a natural way to improve concentration, focus and memory keep reading. Recent research shows that adjustments help to boost your cognitive function. The wellness of your spine is strongly connected with the wellness of your brain.
Proper spinal alignment helps speeds reaction time by improving the sensorimotor abilities by making the neural connections
a lot faster and more efficient.

Stimulates brain activity

The brain requires stimulation from a lot of sources. It gets it from foods that we eat, it needs emotional input through the conversations we have, reading, having fun; and then there is a mechanical component to this as well. 90% of the stimulation of the brain happens from movement of the spine. It circulates fluid and provides nutrients for overall health of the brain and the nervous system. If joints are locked, they can no longer provide the stimulation of the brain. They cannot send vital information back up to the brain. The brain is always in a state of learning.

Heal Yourself From The Inside Out

Let’s set the stage: Pretend that you have chronic low back pain. How would you treat it?

Conventionally, you may take painkillers or an epidural to numb the pain. However, this method will only mask the symptoms.
Now, pretend you have a headache. How would you treat that? Commonly, you can pop an Advil and hope it goes away, right?
Unfortunately, all too often, lower back pain or headache will come back full swing once the epidural and painkillers wear off.
With that said, there must be a more effective way to heal the body…

…But, HOW?

Answer: Look Past The Surface
When it comes down to your health, you have to think outside the box. How do we do this?

We need to look past the surface symptoms and realize that healing comes from within.
Remember how your amazing body developed from two cells? How did your body know to do that? That LIFE, that POWER is within each of us.
Treating the symptom ONLY without addressing the underlying issue is not the way – it’s similar to trimming weeds in the garden – the weeds will grow back – maybe not right away, but with time.
However, to get rid of the weeds for good, you must pull them out by the root.

Find The Root Cause
Whether it’s low back pain, chronic headaches, anxiety or whatever the symptom or diagnosis may be, symptoms are often misleading. Look for the solution, not the symptom.
Further, understand one concept – the body heals itself. If you treat the root, the body will take care of itself, naturally.

How Do You Boost Your Body’s Natural Ability To Heal Itself Inside Out
All roads lead back to the nervous system, the master system in the body, the first system to develop in the body.
Therefore, balancing the nervous system will bring the body back into balance.
Subluxations disrupt nervous system functioning.
Adjustments restore proper nervous system flow thereby harmonizing all internal organs and promoting circulation

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• Improves liver function

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• Reduces inflammation

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• Increases circulation in the abdomen

• Improves digestive disorders

• Promotes healing of abdominal tissues and organs

• Increases lymphocyte count and activity

• Improves lympathic circulation

• Supports ovarian and uterine heath

• Detoxifies the reproductive system

• Improves sleep

Adrenal Glands

You have two adrenal glands. They’re located on top of each of your kidneys. They’re part of your endocrine system.  Your adrenal glands are responsible for numerous hormone-related functions in your body. What most people don’t know is that the adrenals can be responsible for effecting blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

Two of the most important hormones released by the adrenal glands are aldosterone and cortisol. Aldosterone helps control your blood pressure by managing the balance of potassium and sodium in your body. Cortisol works in conjunction with adrenaline and noradrenaline to help regulate your reaction to stress. Cortisol also helps regulate your metabolism, sugar levels, and blood pressure.

STRESS will affect how your adrenals work.  If you are under stress a lot, good or bad stress, your adrenals can burn out or fatigue.  The signs of adrenal fatigue are lower body obesity, difficulty getting up in the morning, high levels of fatigue during the day and high energy in the evenings, a weak immune system, cravings for salty foods, extreme irritability, high blood pressure, and high sugar levels.  Abnormal signals result from nerve blockage of the spine and can disrupt the amount of hormones that are produced.  For example, if too much cortisol is produced your cells become insulin resistant resulting in increased blood sugar = Diabetes.  We can check your adrenals very easily through blood pressure.  If your adrenals are fatigued, your adjustments with DSF supplementation will help to regulate them back to normal.

One Hundred Twenty!

No, we are not referencing the height of regulation hoop in the NBA.
No, we are not referencing the medical telephone number in China.
No, we are not referencing the medium format film developed by Kodak.

120 is the number of repetitions needed to correct and maintain a normal cervical curve. What is the normal curve? The normal cervical curve should measure 42 degrees. The reason that is so important is because structure determines function so if the curve is off so too will be the function of the nervous system that travels through the cervical curve. It is along this highway that the brain and body communicate starting in the cervical area (the neck) all the way down to the sacrum. The seven vertebral bones that make up the cervical spine form a wide “C” shaped curvature, with the curve going toward the front of the neck. Several factors can lead to a loss of this curve resulting in a straightened neck, or even a reversed curve such as trauma. The first trauma usually starts with birth. Then there are countless other micro and macro-traumas that can play a role.

When the curve is not right, the muscles and ligaments attached to the bones become stretched, pulled, and under stress. In addition, the weight of our head, 12-15 pounds, is meant to be carried towards the back of the bones of the neck. However, with a loss of curve, the weight is borne improperly in the front causing the neck to degenerate. Both result in symptoms from headaches to insomnia to sinus problems to name a few.

The good news is that cervical curves can be corrected. BUT few doctors know what to do. We take X-rays and measurements to determine what your curve is like and then we have a system of correcting it which includes adjustments and curve correction exercises.
Do you know what your curve looks like or what it measures? If you do, great then did you do your 120 repetitions today? If you don’t, then you need to find out.

120 is ALSO the number of quality years you should live. But you need your curve right so that your nervous system is functioning at 100%!

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