Let’s talk about chiropractic, creating breakthroughs, cold showers, and green tea.
WHY IS CHIROPRACTIC NOT LIKE ALLOPATHIC MEDICINE?
“Look to the spine for the cause of disease,” quoted Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. Even 2,000 years ago the ancient Greeks recognized how the role of good posture and a strong spine played in people’s health. Today we know how the vertebral column protects the spinal cord so that your nervous system works at an optimal level. This is the foundation of the chiropractic paradigm, which is in opposition to the prevalent medical model of today. The allopathic philosophy is “if it’s broke, we can fix it with drugs or surgery, and focuses primarily on the offending body part.
Chiropractic (along with acupuncture and naturopathy) looks at the human body as holistic, an inter-related system of mind, body, emotions and spirit, so we don’t address only one body part, but the whole person. We treat the cause, not the symptom. If your right elbow is hurting, the medical model focuses on the elbow, figures out a diagnosis and treats it with “outside” medication to soothe the pain. When you see the chiropractor, we look at your lifestyle, habits and patterns, and previous injuries, all of which could lead to the cause of the injury, and the eventual solution.
We believe that the body heals from the “inside out” and since your nervous system controls all other systems of the body, it’s important that you have the best nerve flow to all your body parts and create the right environment for healing, along with proper rest, nutrition, and physical therapy. This is why we adjust your spine; to remove nerve interference. This is why I do deep-tissue bodywork; to balance your muscles and improve functional fitness.
For medical emergencies and conditions that are in crisis, absolutely see your medical doctor. For healthy living and reducing your risk of serious medical problems, see your chiropractor. Cheers, Dr. Ben
PRODUCING BREAKTHROUGHS by William Esteb
See things differently by seeing different things.
Since so much of our life is habituated it can be difficult to solve problems, create fresh possibilities or question the status quo. Consciously breaking the pattern can lead to surprising breakthroughs.
Here are some of the strategies I’ve used:
Vacation – Creativity is rearranging the old to create the new. But you can’t pull from an empty well, so make an effort to place yourself in new circumstances.
The long way home – You’ve probably adopted the most direct, fastest and efficient way to and from your work. Take the scenic route.
Morning routine – Get up earlier. A common denominator among high achievers is that they’re early risers.
Make decisions faster – Go with your first gut instinct. Avoid belaboring decisions, especially the small, inconsequential ones.
Read – Acquire the wisdom of others by reading about business, marketing, money-management or other non-business related topics you’ve typically shunned.
POTENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS OF COLD SHOWERS
NUTRITION – Drink green tea.
I happen to drink tea, and mostly green tea, almost daily, and I was thinking, why? What is so great about green tea? Well, let me tell you. It has caffeine, polyphenols, is high in antioxidants, high in Vitamin C and has anti-bacterial properties. These nutrients in green tea, along with black tea and coffee, can help you improve your focus, memory and wakefulness; helps your brain grow and adapt, helps reduce anxiety and can actually help reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. It also helps improve your blood flow, lower your blood pressure, act as a fat burner and help regulate your blood sugar. This is not to say the green tea is a magical elixir, but to tell you that there are enough nutrients in this tea to help compliment the other healthy strategies you should be embracing in your diet. I will drink tea midday to help me stay awake and alert, and in the evening to help wind down and as a “snack”. Consider adding green tea to your diet, it has nothing but good things to do for your body.
THOUGHTS FOR THE MONTH
“In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is meant to be enjoyed, not just endured.” GORDON B. HINCKLEY
“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.” Hippocrates