Do you want to be Healthy? Or Just Not Sick….It’s Your Choice

We are more interested in our personal health today than any previous generation. We see the health challenges the current generation is currently going through. There is more money devoted to “fighting” sickness today; yet cancer, heart disease, and autoimmune disorders continue to rise. It’s time to prioritize prevention and healthy living today, and change the way we define health.

Can you feel good, eat well, exercise, and be sick?

Think about this: What is the first sign of a heart disease? In most cases the first sign is a heart attack! Have you known someone in your life who exercises, eats well, and feels well but still had a heart attack and was unaware they had heart disease? I do, and I’m sure you do too.

Have you ever known someone who seemed to have everything going for them in regards to their health and life, and suddenly, they find out they have cancer? I unfortunately have heard this story way too many times.

Can you be feel good and still be sick?

Yes! Cancer and Heart Disease take years to develop, and just like we talked about above we all know people this has happened to with out any apparent symptoms. It’s not your fault, you didn’t know. We have have been brought up in a world that tells us we are healthy when we “feel good”. This is where we need to start thinking differently, just because we “feel good” does NOT mean we are healthy.

Health is a continuum.

If we could measure health on a continuum where 100% health is perfect and 0% is death, then how would you know where you are right now? Let’s say that a person would start feeling symptoms (or unwell) when health falls below 60%. What if you are living at 61% health, you wouldn’t feel any symptoms, but would you be as healthy as someone experiencing 80% health, 90% health?

This explanation is the reason why the old “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” adage doesn’t work in regards to our bodies and our health.

Health is all about function.

To live our life with a higher and higher percentage of health, we need to make sure our bodies function as optimally as possible, as often as possible. Your nervous system controls all of your body’s function and level of health. The nervous system depends on a properly functioning spine to allow the messages to be delivered from your brain to your body without disturbance.

Chiropractic adjustments improve overall health.

The purpose of the chiropractic adjustment is to allow your nervous system to function optimally without any disturbance. Every adjustment builds on the adjustment before to help your body increase its health percentage by improving the communication and function of the nervous system.

When should you start chiropractic care?

As soon as possible, and start as young as possible in life. My kids have been adjusted since birth, and I am certain they are living a more connected life today because their bodies are functioning as optimally as possible.

How do you measure your place on your health continuum?

In our office we depend on sophisticated technology to measure the function of your nervous system. This technology measures how your spinal muscles are adapting (EMG), inflammation (thermography), and your ability to adapt to stress (HRV). Regardless of how you feel this technology allows us to interpret how your nervous system is functioning, and more importantly how we can help to improve the function of your nervous system.

Health depends on a clear and functioning nervous system for our immune system, growth, development, adaptability to stress, digestion, sleep, and all functions of our body.

Dr. Jeff Harris