Please read this to the very end as it summarizes some exciting research I just learned about the other day.
People are becoming more interested in health, anti-aging and having the greatest quality of life possible, or at least I hope so! The following information is so good, I must share it! Advances in DNA testing are now showing how DIFFERENT chiropractic patients really are from those that are not. No one remembers you for being average. Being just average means you will be experiencing diminished health and seeing symptoms now or your body is covering up a health firestorm that is coming later in retirement.
So here is what the research is showing…
There is a newer test called a Serum Thiol test. Some basic information we know is that the AVERAGE person has levels of 90 nano-moles of cysteine, a protein. (don’t worry about what that is, just remember 90) At this level or below, people are at a 95% risk for developing the one of the 9 major disease categories. It’s pretty much a given.
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Reduced Level of Serum Thiols in Patients with a Diagnosis of Active Disease. Journal of Anti-Aging Medicine. Vol.6, Number 4, 2003 Pero, R.W., Banne,A.F.
HERE IS THE BEST PART!
The chiropractic patients were a whole different story. After 1 year of having their nervous systems adjusted, the average person had levels of 124. And after 3 years of regular chiropractic care the level rose to an average of 146! A level of 120 and above plummets to a 5% risk for developing the 9 different disease categories.
Just this one simple change can make the difference, according to this research, in your health risk. That is a massive difference. If this was a drug it would be all over the news. But it won’t be. Most people will NEVER hear about it. They will continue to be in the dark about health secrets that can change their future forever. This is just what the medical/pharma society wants, an endless supply of sick and diseased people to give harmful drugs and surgery to.
Chiropractic is the best kept 100+ year old secret there ever was. And now we are starting to be able to prove WHY it is so powerful.
So, print this out or share this link with anyone you care about and get them to a chiropractor who addresses the spine and nervous system. That is our emphasis but this is so important, it doesn’t matter who you see, just get there and start!
It will be one of the best investments in your LIFE that you will ever make. It’s not about back and neck pain anymore. It’s way more than that.
It’s about your quality of life….Get checked, get adjusted, let the nervous system flow and stay adjusted….Simple.
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As part of our ongoing mission to improve the health of our patients and community, we have invested in new technology that measures the effect various stressors have on you, giving insight as to how well you are able to manage and adapt to your environment. This non-invasive test is called NeuroStructural Analysis.
In our pursuit of increased health and wellness and not merely feeling better, these scans give important information with increased accuracy as to where specific structural shifts or subluxations are occurring in the spine, obstructing nerve flow communication affecting your body’s ability to adapt. With this information, we will be able to monitor your health and elevate our care to your specific situation and needs.
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Diet: di·et /ˈdī-it/:
Noun: The kinds of food a person, animal or community habitually consumes.
Verb: Restrict oneself to small amounts or special kinds of food in order to lose weight.
Would you rather have a “restriction” or a “habit”? Personally, I’d rather form a healthy habit. So I’ve decided to incorporate the Paleo Diet into my normal routine.
The idea behind eating paleo is to “eat like a cave man”. But why? Humans have been evolving for a very long time. A few centuries ago, we discovered if you stayed in one place, you could grow your own plants and raise your own animals. We also found out it was easier to live in larger groups, and share the work. Communities were born. Farming was invented. We could build fences to keep predators out, pool our resources and help each other. The fact that we didn’t have to work as hard to gather/hunt for our food, find and/or build shelter among other things, made life MUCH, MUCH easier.
Due to how “easy” life became, our evolution came to a grinding halt. Literally. As a human race, we are essentially genetically identical to our hunter/gatherer ancestors. Therefore, our bodies TODAY are made to function the same way they did thousands of years ago when we were eating real food that was available from mother nature. In other words our modern diet, including breads, grains, pasta, dairy, and perhaps worst of all sugar, is sabotaging our bodies, our health, and our society as a whole.
To maximize your genetic* potential and function optimally, not only should you be getting adjusted regularly to maintain your nervous system, you should be fueling your body with the substances it was meant to consume. You can be sure that you wouldn’t get very far if you put water in the gas tank of your car. So, why do we take better care of our automobiles than we do our bodies? Cars are replaceable, bodies are not.
*Note: Your genes are simply a blueprint for your body. Think of your genes as switches that turn on and off depending on what they are exposed to. Science has now shown that our lifestyle and environment determines how our genetic switches are flipped on and off. They turn on and off based on what signals they receive from their environment… AKA whatever is in your body. This means, just because something “runs in your family” does not mean you will definitely get it too! If you do, chances are it is probably because you learned a behavior from your relatives that resulted in you developing the same ailment (for example, same eating habits, work ethic, how you respond to stress, posture, etc).
So what is this Paleo Diet? Simply stated it is: fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, meats, oils and herbs/spices. Easy! To be sure, there are varying opinions on what truly constitutes “paleo”, and varying degrees of “strictness” if you will. However if you focus on one step at a time, and find what works for you, it will all come together.
I am fortunate to have a great support system on this journey! I am working on this together with the community at CrossFit Ambition in Chili. So for the rest of you looking to truly improve your quality of life I am happy to be part of your support system! Regardless of what office you visit, I am always available to help! Just send me an email or call me in Chili.
The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson.
Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle by Diane SanFilippo.
The internet – Fastpaleo and Paleomg are good websites
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