I don’t get it! I exercise regularly, I eat healthy food, I take my vitamins and supplements, I get my 8 hours of sleep a night, I drink loads of water…..so why don’t I feel 100% all the time? Have you ever had this conversation with yourself? There appears to be a well-known recipe for staying healthy, but the most important missing “secret ingredient’ is often overlooked! Well, it’s no secret anymore.
For both children and adults alike, the nervous system is the master control system of the body. Some 70 trillion cells that make up the human body are under the direct control of your nervous system. When physical or emotional stress affects your nervous system, it can lead to virtually any kind of breakdown, anywhere in your body. In other words, a healthy nervous system equals a healthy body. And, equally important, an unhealthy nervous system equals an unhealthy body. When the nervous system is attacked by stress, it interrupts the master control system’s ability to transmit normal wellness messages throughout the body. But, how do you know if your nervous system is experiencing abnormal stress? When the body begins to experience abnormal functions like allergies, headaches, chronic pain, fatigue, lowered immunity or that less than 100% feeling, chiropractors know to look first at the nervous system for the answer. Posture is the window to the spine, which houses your nervous system. Put simply, if your nervous system is stressed, so are your spine and posture. Removing this stress on your nervous system is often the missing ingredient in achieving optimal health! Chiropractors specialise in detecting and removing the stress on the nervous system, thereby restoring the extraordinary healing capabilities that you have in your body. Unfortunately, many of us turn to medication in search of the quick answer, but maybe we need to be looking at all the ingredients and getting the recipe right!