2014 November
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2014 November

Forget Yourself and Serve Others

Children kissing smiling grandmother

The late Dr. James W. Parker once said, “Develop a compassion to serve that is greater than the compulsion to survive.”

We often find ourselves and gain better health through serving and helping others.

Serving others can be as simple as opening the door for someone, sincerely listening, and giving a smile. When we meet the needs of others, we become happier.

This increased happiness can decrease our stress levels and promote healthy serotonin function in the body. This allows our bodies to properly digest food and enjoy good health.

While good health is a blessing from service, we shouldn’t always ask, “Well, if I serve someone, what will I get in return?”

You may not immediately get something in return, other than the satisfaction of making someone’s life happier.

Embrace each new day and look for opportunities to serve and live a life of abundant health!

The Truth About Fevers

Mother checking daughters temperature

It’s important to remember that by itself a fever isn’t an illness. It’s usually a symptom of some underlying problem.

Often, it’s a natural way the body responds to fight viral and bacterial infections.

Rushing in to artificially lower the body’s temperature can actually serve to lengthen the time it takes the body to do the needed work.

Most fevers are usually not cause for concern until they reach a temperature of 104° F (40° C) and only then if the fever lasts for three days or longer.

That said, it doesn’t mean you should ignore a fever and take a cavalier attitude. A fever means the body is in a battle and has “set the thermostat a bit higher,” using temperature to help subdue the microbes.

Careful you don’t throw open the doors and windows and force it to work harder.

Even better would be a chiropractic adjustment or two!

Are You Fatigued at the End of the Day?

Tired women getting some rest outdoors

Well it’s pretty obvious that our posture is our structural appearance. But it’s not as simple as just the way we stand up.

Our posture can also affect how our body functions.

The brain and spinal cord are sensitive to poor posture, which can actually cause nervous system disturbances and lead to things like headaches and muscular tension.

Our cervical spine has a natural 43-degree curve to it. When that is reduced or reversed the head is carried forward of the center of gravity.

For every one inch of forward head posture, the head effectively weighs ten more pounds and now muscles have to labor to keep our head up. This can cause neck pain, back pain, and muscle fatigue.

Correcting a problem like forward head carriage is a job for chiropractic!

We can set up a plan that will soon get you moving in the right direction.