Optimal Health Should Be Your Primary Goal
Are you searching in Bristol Connecticut for a chiropractor that specializes in wellness care for the entire family? I’ve found that most people want to have optimal health but don’t really know how to go about it. In fact, most of us plan our vacations better than we plan our lives. How silly is that? You must have a clear health goal and then a plan to reach it. I can help.
Most people visit their doctor when they are sick. But optimal health means preventing getting sick as often as possible. You can do this by creating a plan that provides you and your family clear cut steps towards health.
What is a Symptom?
If someone you know has a runny nose, or productive cough; are they sick? What if someone has eaten some bad food and has been vomiting? Many of us associate symptoms with being sick. However, your body is actually acting appropriately when your nose runs or you have a fever. In fact, you’d be really sick if your body didn’t do that. So, although in these situations your body is actually acting normally, being at optimal health would hopefully mean that you don’t even get those symptoms we’ve just described because your body is so optimized that its immune system, cardiovascular system and nervous system etc prevent and ward off any potential problems.
Here’s another example. The rate of obesity and diabetes in this country has been going up dramatically the past couple of decades. With obesity you usually see other problems such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, fatigue and more. By eliminating the obesity and optimizing health, most of the other problems (symptoms) usually go away.
Nerves from Spine Go to Every Organ in Body
Did you know that every single organ and tissue in your body has a nerve supply? Some of the nerve fibers exiting from the spine form what is called the autonomic nervous system.¹ When you have a subluxation, it is possible that the nerve flow to a particular organ does not get 100% of it’s “life force”. This is at the heart of chiropractic philosophy with regards to optimal health. This is separate from the theory of chiropractors treating neuromuscular conditions. Although there is controversy surrounding the theory of subluxation and organ health, there is ongoing research ² into this basic tenet of chiropractic.
Lifestyle is Key
A healthy lifestyle is the key to good health. But most of us have grown up on the “American Diet” and don’t really know any different. It’s not that we’re stupid, we just were never taught a different way to eat, exercise, think etc. As a wellness specialist and 2nd degree black belt in Kyokushin karate, I can help guide you towards good health. Why do I bring up the karate? Because through my martial arts training, I’ve learned to master my will power and go beyond what I thought I was capable of. I can help you do the same.
By David Spitz DC