August 2013 Newsletter
What’s Your Balance?
Think of your health as a type of bank account. You can make deposits (good nutrition, exercise, proper rest, chiropractic care, etc.) and you can make withdrawals (neglect, stress, pepperoni pizza, over doing it, etc.)
Like your bank account, if you make more withdrawals than deposits, you get some expensive overdraft notices from the health bank.
Many people begin chiropractic care because theyre overdrawn and their health bank has levied some harsh fees. These penalties serve as a reminder that they havent been making adequate deposits.
If youve lost your health, youll need to make some immediate deposits into your account to get yourself out of the red. We call that Relief Care.
Then you have a choice. You can neglect your account and suffer a relapse and more service fees later. Or, continue making deposits into your account, building up your balance and giving yourself some breathing room. Think of that as Corrective Care.
The smartest option is to continue making still more deposits, opening up a savings account that can serve as a buffer you can call upon in moments of stress. We call that Wellness Care.
Whats the balance in your health account?
Cause and Effect
When we get sick or experience aches and pains, its tempting to look for causes outside ourselves. Convenient culprits:
Bad luck. Like accidents or being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Germs. Blaming illness on germs overlooks one critical ingredientbeing a hospitable host!
Genetics. The new fall guy is bad genes. Yet, research shows that gene expression is a reaction to our environment.
We live in a world of cause and effect. Every symptom has a cause. Its tempting to look to outside causes, but many health problems are the result of our own choices, beliefs and habits. Sometimes the effects can take decades to appear.
Ill health is the result of your bodys inability to accommodate physical, chemical or emotional stress. Similarly, good health results when your body works the way it was designed to.
Better Living Through Chemistry?
We often talk about the three types of stress, physical, emotional and chemical. The chemical stress on our bodies can be tremendous.
You probably have a favorite laundry detergent. If they supplied a list of ingredients it would require a chemical engineering degree to decipher. It gets worse.
After your whites are whiter than white many people add more chemicals to their clothing by using a fabric softener. All these chemicals attach themselves to your favorite shirt and lucky socks.
Better living through chemistry? Were not convinced. We think better living comes from less chemistry. Give some thought to the potential carcinogens, allergens and chemical stressors in your life. See what you can do to reduce themimproving your health in the process.