“The nervous system controls and coordinates all organs and structures of the human body.“ (Gray’s Anatomy, 29th Ed).
How does one know if they have a fully functioning nervous system? One way is to get your spine checked by a licensed chiropractor. Chiropractors are the only doctors specifically trained in the detection and removal of nerve interference via the chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic care has become essential for those who strive for good health.
How can one achieve complete physical, mental and social well-being? Here are some things you can do TODAY to move closer to this goal:
First, complete physical well-being: The body has an amazing ability to heal from within, if given proper nutrients and a fully functioning nervous system. Take a moment to evaluate your diet, what are you consuming on a daily basis? One simple thing you can do to increase your energy levels, lose weight and remain focused is drink half of your body weight in ounces of water. So, for example, if you weigh 200lbs, drink 100 ounces of water on a daily basis. People ask me all the time, what water is best to drink? I recommend mineral water, that has been purified (more info. at the office or on our website-www.drpascoe.com). Our bodies lack essential minerals due to the depletion of mineral content where our food is grown. The US Dept. of Agriculture has done studies on the depletion of trace mineral content in our soil and around the world, and found that in 1992 US soil was depleted by 85%. This has been due to modern farming techniques, and chemicals used in the growth and production of our food. Minerals allow our bodies to become truly hydrated. Tap water contains many chemicals that actually leach minerals from our bones. Bottled water is less regulated than tap water. Often, when we feel the urge to eat, our bodies actually need to be hydrated. Drinking more water will lessen the amount of calories we consume aiding weight loss.
One more simple suggestion is to snack on high protein foods that are low in fat. Almonds are a great snack. The high protein content will produce more lean muscle mass and lower your bad cholesterol, in turn benefiting your heart. Lean muscle increases your metabolism, aiding in weight loss, sustained energy and focus! Exercising 30min/day at least 3 days a week and avoiding fried foods, foods high in sugar and cholesterol will also aid in good physical health.
Second, complete mental well-being: One thing you can do to ease stress, boost your immune system and create a state of mental well-being is to be GRATEFUL! Yes, gratitude has actually been studied by many leading scientists on it’s effects on the human body. For more information on how our thoughts can actually change us at a cellular level visit: http://www.brucelipton.com (Dr. Lipton is a leading cellular biologist who has dedicated his work to this very topic).
Finally, complete social well-being: All of us have an innate need to connect with others. This connection helps us to feel this state of social well-being. How can we feel more connected with those we encounter? Eye contact and a genuine ability to listen to others will help us feel a sense of connection with those around us. These two, simple suggestions will help you become closer to creating complete social well-being.
Two final thoughts: Health is what IS, it is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. It is NOT merely the absence of disease or infirmity. How much does poor health cost? Add up how many hours are lost due to poor health. Good health is your cheapest investment! Can Chiropractors help as part of your health care team?