I like to make things as simple as possible. Maintaining health is no exception, although the varying and often contradictory messages out there can turn it into an overwhelming challenge. Here are a few key points to simplify things.

First of all, there is nothing more important to your health than a good nerve supply. You can live up to 40 days without food, 4 days without water, 4 minutes without air, but mere seconds without a nerve supply. Your nervous system controls all the functions of all the organs in your body. Few in the health professions would argue the nervous system’s utmost importance to good health, and yet when was the last time you heard anyone talk about it? Even the tiniest amount of pressure or irritation to this system can lead to serious health breakdowns. Picture if your windpipe was choked off by 30%. This would surely lead to health problems quite quickly. The nerve pressure I’m talking about is similar, but it usually happens at a much more subtle level over time. It’s simple. If your spine is out of alignment, there is likely to be nerve pressure present. If you have any discomfort, then there is definitely irritation at some level.

Secondly, in order for your body to repair and heal, it requires good fuel. Clean air, clean water, and clean, whole foods. Research shows that the cells in your body replace themselves every 3 months. This replacement is governed by your nervous system. The question is not: WILL my body replace itself? It’s HOW will it replace itself? High- nutrient foods with high antioxidant power are important for building a renewed and strong body.

Finally, never forget the importance of the phrase “use it or lose it”! Movement is crucial for optimal health. Joints require movement to heal and to have an adequate blood supply. A body that is seldom exposed to physical activity stagnates. Joints seize, blood pools, tissues weaken, and bones decay.

When your organs receive a full nerve supply, are fed nutritious, clean fuel, and are bathed in a full blood supply because of a regular activity, your health will improve. If you have any questions about how you can improve the quality of your health, we are available to answer them.