Your mind is a key contributor to your health and vitality.
What you think and how you feel – the thoughts you have and the focus you put on them – produces big changes in the body. When you feel stressed, “the gas pedal” is pressed and the nervous system goes to work communicating to the body. The results are:
· Increased cortisol, adrenalin and sugar in the blood, which causes heart rate and blood pressure to increase.
· Pupils dilate to take in more light.
· More blood goes to the brain, body cells release energy faster, muscles tense, and the digestive system slows as blood supply is diverted to more critical areas.
These are just a few of the physiological changes that occur in the body when we are stressed or in “fight or flight” mode. The body cannot be in fight or flight AND repair at the same time. But in today’s environment, we STAY in the fight or flight mode and the body does not get the rest and repair that it needs. We cannot live in a constant stressful state and have optimal health. The result is CHRONIC ILLNESS.
The best chiropractor is a natural, holistic health care practitioner who will assist the body in clearing the nervous system and allow the body to go into repair. Dr. Keith Lavender is a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist, specialized in upper cervical, gentle, presise chiropractic care. Contact our office today at 480-325-6977 for a free consultation. It is never too early or too late to improve your health.