Your degree of brain health will determine your future! You are capable of amazing levels of radiant health and well-being – regardless of any medical diagnosis. However, you can only achieve that potential by building and protecting superior brain health.
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Your potential to experience true wellness for years to come greatly depends on your brain health. Why? Because your brain controls every function and every organ in your entire body. As a result, the health of your body is a direct reflection of the health of your brain.
Unfortunately, our modern American society does not nurture great brain health. In fact, quite the opposite is promoted. From extreme levels of mental and emotional stress to brain compromising chemicals in our food supply and mind altering medications, it is very difficult to maintain good brain health.
Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections. Many people are familiar with negative neuroplasticity which causes increasing brain fog and memory loss, declining mental clarity and dementia. However, positive neuroplasticity can be achieved as well leading to improved cognitive functions, improved memory, elevated mood and optimized healing. Positive neuroplasticity can be stimulated in several ways. However, one of the most powerful methods to boost your brain function and healing is through chiropractic care.
What do the American Health Care system and Unicorns have in common? They are both mythical creatures! Our health care system does little to care for our health. In fact, it is not a health care system, it is a sick care system! Here are several examples to help you understand how to move past disease management and into real healing.
As a physician, I have had to face the bleak realities of our broken health care system for many years. It is crippled by design. For my patients to move past managing illness and achieve true healing, they have to understand these health care myths and know what a real health care system actually looks like.
The flu has proven to be dangerous only when little is known about flu prevention. History has shown repeatedly that flu prevention drastically reduces the number of flu cases and the number of flu related deaths. One particular method truly stands out as the single most powerful weapon against the flu. Not only does this method prevent flu deaths – it stops the flu virus altogether!
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Flu season – the fifth season of the year – is upon us. So we hear from the mainstream media, pushing flu shots, anyway. However, I have no use for it – the flu or the flu shot – and choose not to participate. Flu, or influenza, is a virus, a germ, a bug – it is NOT a season! Wouldn’t you like to exempt yourself from the ‘flu season’? You can – by building a flu proof immune system!
Antibiotics are the most common treatment for an ear infection. While antibiotics sometimes provide temporary relief, they do not address the cause of the problem. As a result, a single ear infection often becomes a chronic, recurring issue. Antibiotics also have many dangerous side effects. If you are a parent of an infant or toddler, you need to know how to heal ear infections safely without antibiotics.
Anti-aging is big business. Americans spend $20 Billion every year just on cosmetics hoping to turn back the clock. Research shows that adopting a wellness lifestyle provides amazing youth enhancing effects. Here are 30 awesome anti-aging tips that you can include in your wellness lifestyle without spending an extra dime.
Of course, the search for youth is not new. Ponce De Leon thought that he had discovered the mythical Fountain of Youth in Saint Augustine, FL in 1513. I have been there and drank the waters. I can tell you that there is nothing youth enhancing about it!
As the baby boomers continue to age, there is more and more attention on anti-aging. Just today, Google announced the launch of their anti-aging company called Calico. This company will certainly blend anti-aging healthcare and technology. That means expensive remedies. However, restoring health and supporting youthfulness does not have to cost you your life savings. These 31 anti-aging tips will not deplete your wallet and may even leave more cash in it.
Stress is deadly. In fact, stress is the underlying cause of all disease. It may be stress to your arteries leading to a heart attack, stress on the cells of your body producing cancer or stress on your endocrine system leading to diabetes. The fact is that stress is a part of life. You must learn respond to stress effectively in order to avoid the natural consequences of stress – sickness and deadly disease. Follow these 5 stress management tips to become virtually immune to the damaging effects of stress.
If you have ever searched for weight loss programs, you know that there is a lot of confusing and conflicting information out there. This 5 step wellness-based weight loss program addresses the underlying causes of obesity to provide you with real solutions.
You may be surprised to hear me say that alternative medicine is not wellness. As you read this article, it may seem like a minor point however, it is very important. Without this distinction, it becomes very easy to lose sight of true health and makes it difficult to achieve wellness. In our society, increasingly overwhelmed by information, we can easily be misinformed and begin to confuse concepts and ideas. Clarifying these two related, yet distinct, concepts will give you a better understanding of real health and help you in your journey to wellness.
You are a natural born healer! What? You didn’t know that? Indeed, even before you breathed your first breath, you were designed with an amazing innate healing ability that allows your body to heal all disease! Yes, it’s true! Your body is fully equipped to heal everything from a cut on your hand to cancer in your colon and everything in between. That is, as long as there is no interference.
In fact, we have all witnessed this amazing healing in action on many occasions throughout are lives. Think about the last time you cut your finger. Maybe you were distracted by your computer screen as you reached across your desk for a piece of paper and then – suddenly – felt that all too familiar intense, burning pain of a paper cut. You snatched your hand back and looked at the paper you were reaching for to see what had bitten you but nothing was there except the faint red tinge of your blood. You look at your finger and see a tiny, little slice in your skin. You think: “Holy cow! How can such a tiny cut bring such sharp pain!” (Or maybe your words are a little more explicit!)
A Cortisone injection is a commonly prescribed treatment for people with chronic joint pain such as neck pain, low back pain, hip pain and shoulder pain. It is also commonly prescribed for nerve pain problems such as sciatica. Simply because a treatment is commonly prescribed; however, does not mean that it is safe.
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Certainly, no medical procedure is without potential side effects. Sometimes, medical drugs achieve their desired effect; however, there is always at least one undesirable co-effect for the patient to contend with. All medical drugs have side effects, many of which are extremely dangerous and can be worse than the symptom that the drug is intended to treat. Some side effects are even life threatening. Cortisone injections are no exception.