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Get Some Sun
The Benefits of Sunlight
Want better sleep and a better mood? Get some sun. What is more natural than sunlight? When the sun is out, try to get as much of it as you can. Go for a walk (especially with friends). Numerous studies show that sunlight is good for your natural circadian rhythm, so you’ll feel sleepier at night and feel more awake during the day.
All energy on earth (except for volcanoes) is from the sun. All life on the surface of our planet depends on sunlight. A new study has found that getting enough natural sunlight each day could help reduce insomnia and improve mood. This study was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders and involved over 400,000 people.
The coauthor Sean Cain writes: “In this study, we observed that the greater time spent in outdoor light during the day was associated with fewer depressive symptoms, lower odds of using antidepressant medication, better sleep, and fewer symptoms of insomnia.”
Greater time in outdoor light was also associated with lowered odds of lifetime major depressive disorder and better outcomes across a range of mood and sleep measures. Additionally, too much light at night throws off your circadian (day-night) rhythm. So stop staring at artificial screens late at night. (1)
Is That A Snake Down Their Back?
We often like to show you the picture of the woman on the right.
People have asked, “Is that a snake on their back?” “No, it’s their spinal column (backbone),” we say. We’ve also been asked, “What’s with the chiropractic fascination with the spine?” “How does the back make me sick?” “How does the chiropractor working on my back make me healthy?”
Good questions. Let’s answer them:
Your brain controls your body. How? Your brain has a marvelous communication system—the nervous system. Billions of nerves leave the brain in a bundle known as the spinal cord and travel down your spine, where millions of nerves from the spinal cord branch off between your spinal bones. For you to be healthy, your spinal bones (vertebrae) must be in a healthy alignment, or your nerves can become compressed and irritated, which will cause a lack of proper communication between your brain and your body.
Worried About Germs?
With bad news all around us, how can we keep our
bodies in tip-top shape? Should we fear germs? Do this:
Take a deep breath. You just breathed in millions of germs. You really did. But don’t be scared. We are all covered, inside and out, with billions upon billions of germs: bacteria, viri, fungi etc., etc., etc. All the time. Yet 99.99999% of the time, you’re not sick. Why? Because germs don’t make you sick.
When you are sick, you make germs. Germs only grow in a stressed, malnourished, toxic body. Germs cannot take hold in a well-functioning body. How do you ensure proper function?
Visit your chiropractor! When your body is free of subluxations, it functions at closer to 100%. You digest and absorb food better, you have less stress, and you detoxify more effectively. Come in for chiropractic care for the best protection against germs, and bring your kids and grandparents in too!
Chiropractic and Your Immune System
While it is important to follow a healthy diet with a mix of fruits and vegetables, chiropractic care can aid in boosting immunity.
Chiropractic care improves the function of the nerve system by improving the movement of the spinal bones that encase and protect the spinal cord.
Chiropractic care aids in patients’ overall health, and although adjustments of the spine help in relieving the pain of those suffering from back and neck discomfort, these adjustments also aid in our immune system. Our immune system is directly connected to our spine and when it is not aligned, it may throw your entire system off track. Thus, resulting in a non-responsive system.
Chiropractors may use a variety of spinal manipulation to help relieve this compression and, in turn, may boost your immune system.
People visit chiropractors every day for different reasons. Lower back pain, headaches, leg pain, and injury are just a few of the reasons for a trip to the local chiropractor. Spinal health is imperative in overall health. The numerous benefits of chiropractic care can help improve the overall quality of life and increase health, all without the use of drugs or surgery.
Consumer Reports has named Chiropractic as the top-rated treatment for the relief of back pain in survey results gathered from over 14,000 people. Chiropractors across the country are honored to receive this important endorsement from America’s most trusted rating organization.
The Consumer Reports survey queried 14,000 of their subscribers who had experienced lower back pain ...
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