Friday, 25 May 2018

C Columns

Maximum Health: Poor health isn't always obvious

By Rosie Main

 

Thousands  of  Americans  die  of  heart  attacks  each  year  and  the  heart  attack  itself  is  their  first  sign  of  disease.  Statistically,  in  cases  of  fatal  heart  attacks,  the  fatal  heart  attack  was  the  very  first  symptom  in  over  40  percent  of  the  male  population.

Think  about  it...  Have  you  ever  had  a  friend  who  was  feeling  great,  had  a  PAP  smear,  a  mammogram  or  a  chest  x-ray  and  was  given  bad  news  several  days  later?  Cancer  doesn’t  develop  in  just  a  few  days  and  yet  they  were  feeling  well.

Do  you  know  someone  who  has  diabetes?  You  know  that  as  long  as  they  are  taking  a  proper  quantity  of  insulin,  they  have  no  symptoms  and  feel  great.  Meanwhile  the  disease  continues  to  ravage  their  body  over  time,  producing  circulatory  problems,  nerve  system  disorders,  kidney  damage,  and  eventually  blindness.

You  can’t  wait  until  symptoms  develop  before  you  decide  to  maintain  or  regain  health...  It  might  be  too  late.

God  made  our  body  a  self-healing  organism,  and  our  nervous  system  is  what  is  responsible  for  the  healing  in  our  body.  In  fact,  our  nervous  system  controls  the  function  of  every  cell,  tissue  and  organ  in  our  body  and  coordinates  them  together  so  that  our  body  works  in  perfect  harmony.

True  health  is  not  how  we  feel.  A  person  could  have  cancer  or  heart  disease  and  feel  great,  yet  obviously  be  in  very  poor  health.  We  know  that  true  health  is  our  body  functioning  at  100  percent,  100  percent  of  the  time.  It  is  important  to  make  the  connection  that  health  is  “optimal  function,”  and  it’s  our  nervous  system  that  controls  that  function.  Therefore,  in  order  for  you  to  have  true  health,  your  nervous  system  must  be  able  to  control  and  coordinate  the  function  of  every  cell,  tissue  and  organ  without  interference.  The  brain  and  spinal  cord  are  connected  to  every  cell,  tissue  and  organ  via  our  spinal  nerve  system.

The  central  nerve  system  is  composed  of  three  types  of  nerves.

•  Sensory  nerves:  These  nerves  tell  our  brain  what  is  happening  in  our  internal  and  external  environment.

•  Motor  nerves:  These  nerves  control  and  coordinate  muscles.

•  Autonomic  nerves:  These  nerves  control  and  coordinate  organs,  blood  vessels  and  glands.

When  asked,  most  people  respond  that  their  health  is  very  important  to  them.  When  pressed  for  a  number,  the  answer  is  almost  always  a  7  or  higher.  How  about  you?  How  would  you  rate  the  importance  you’ve  placed  on  your  health  up  until  now?  Now  remember,  most  people  come  to  our  office  for  the  first  time  with  a  health  problem  or  concern  that  is,  unfortunately,  usually  minimally  chronic.  

This  means  their  health  has  been  deteriorating  for  a  while  before  consulting  us.  Well,  here  are  the  attributes  of  the  different  levels  of  health  priority:

1.  Addicted:  continuously  looks  for  and  adds  self-destructive  choices.

2.  Binges:  makes  occasional  destructive  lifestyle  decisions,  is  in  denial.

3.  Unconscious:  doesn’t  know  a  healthy  choice  from  an  unhealthy  one.

4.  Tolerates  poor  health,  thinks  “maybe  it  will  go  away.”

5.  Seeks  treatment  only  when  there's  a  problem.

6.  Open  to  prevention  of  future  health  problems.

7.  Makes  effort  to  maintain  a  healthy  lifestyle.

8.  Consciously  works  at  being  healthy,  makes  healthy  choices.

9.  Occasionally  looking  for  and  adding  constructive,  healthy  lifestyle  changes.

10.  Continuously  looking  for  and  adding  constructive,  healthy  lifestyle  changes.

There  is  a  distinct  chiropractic  view  of  health,  that  health  is  much  more  than  just  how  you  feel;  it’s  how  you  function  and  express  yourself.  Health  is  a  state  in  which  your  body  can  express  100  percent  of  your  human  potential,  100  percent  of  your  human  spirit,  and  where  your cells,  tissues,  organs,  and  systems  are  functioning  100  percent,  100  percent  of  the  time.

God  put  an  inborn  intelligence  in  all  living  things  that  naturally  gives  us  our  instincts  and  information  to  survive,  thrive,  and  adapt  in  this  ever-changing  world.  It’s  the  expression  of  this  inborn  intelligence  through  our  nerve  system  that  allows  our  body  to  perform  at  100  percent.

Your  God-given  life  is  an  expression  of  this  intelligence  through  your  body.  The  quality  of  your  life  is  indeed  directly  proportional  to  the  ability  of  your  nervous  system  to  express  this  intelligence  through  your  body  without  interference  to  this  process.

How  well  is  your  nervous  system  performing?  I  have  always  been  and  always  will  be  about  restoring  health  and  wellness  to  the  body,  in  creating  well-being,  improving  quality  of  life,  and  improving  your  performance  at  every  level.  Have  your  family  checked  for  interference  to  their  nervous  system  today.  

The  Power  that  made  the  body,  heals  the  body.

Rosie  Main,  DC,  owns  Main  Health  Solutions  at  2300  W.  Everest  Lane,  Suite  175,  in  Meridian.  She  is  also  the  host  of  Maximized  Living  Radio  on  94.1  The  Voice  and  KIDO  580  AM.  For  more  information,  visit MaximizedLivingDrMain.com

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